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Saturday, October 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Wacky for Watercolor

This month we are using our watercolors to feature a variety of techniques that make using watercolors on our artwork beautiful, fun and sometimes downright wacky!


There are 11 CTMH consultants in this hop showcasing many different projects. If you are here from Tammy Lubik's Blog, you are on the right path.  You can find a full list of participants on Melissa's Blog if you get lost along the way!

For my artwork this month I decided to make a card using a blotting technique that gives a tie dye look. To begin with a used my medium size CTMH watercolor brush to create a palette of color using purple, blue and green on my paper desk pad. I know it doesn't look very pretty right there.

 Then I took a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of watercolor paper and placed in face down on this 'palette' of color like this.

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this step. I used my craft dryer to speed the drying process up (it was pretty wet at this time).  Then I added "Hello" using the Thin Cuts, a piece of Swan Lake B&T for a background and then a card base. Finally, I added some bling with the clear sparkles.

Now hop on over to Melissa's Blog for another Wacky for Watercolor project!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Swan Lake

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Team Blog Hop for the month of October.  This month we are focusing on the beautiful Swan Lake paper pack.
If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track.

For my creation this month I made a card that was inspired by Vicki Wizniuki I saw on Pinterest.  This card was a quick and easy creation but I think it turned beautifully!  I used the 'thanks' think cuts to make the sentiment.  Then added the silver shimmer tape as a final touch.

Now you can hop on over to Sheila's Blog for another spectacular Swan Lake creation!!!

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I Am So Much More....

I recently started the "You're Beautiful" devotional from Illustrated Faith and God used the first 2 days to speak some truth to my heart! It focused on Genesis 3:11 where God asks Adam who told them they were naked?

Let me back up - this was part of the conversation that God was having with Adam & Eve after they chose to listen to Satan and eat of the fruit from the tree God told them to leave alone! But you see what has happened, not only did Satan lie to them about the tree being okay to eat from, he continues to feed them lies by making them feel ashamed because they were naked.  God is asking them, "Who told you were naked?" God didn't tell them.  So it had to be Satan!

Satan feeds us all kind of garbage:

  • You're fat
  • You're ugly
  • You're no good
  • No one likes you
  • You can't do that
  • You're stupid
  • That was your fault
  • You are so unworthy
  • There is no way God will love you now....
And the lies just keep coming! And the more we listen to these lies, the more insecure we become and the more we doubt ourselves!

But listen to this --- we are none of those things! We are CHOSEN, we are LOVED, we are REDEEMED, we are BEAUTIFUL, we are PERFECTLY & WONDERFULLY MADE, we are ADORED, we are FORGIVEN, we are WORTHY, we are PRICELESS and oh so much more! 

This is a tag I made using the stamp set from the Illustrated Faith "You're Beautiful" kit. 

Here are some verses to remind you oh how very special you truly are!
  • Psalm 139:13-18
  • 1 Peter 2:9
  • Galatians 3:13
  • Luke 7:47
  • 2 Thessalonians 1: 5-12
  • 1 John 4:10
In His Love,