Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Card - Finally!!!

It has been way too long since my last post.  Sometimes life gets busy and complicated and that is what has been happening lately.  But it has only just begun -  yard work, planting, and oh, yes, painting four rooms in our home are going to be taking precedence over card making.  And then let's throw in some remodeling and moving my mom into our home.  The worst of that is that I will be giving up my lovely craft room.  Hard adjustments ahead but it is what it is.  We have seasons of life, some harder than others but God's grace is sufficient for each stage.
But for now, I have a card.  Yeah!  Thanks to my friend, Karen, at Word Art Wednesday.  She asked me if I could make a card with this weeks verse and I was very happy to take her up on it.  I really needed some time in my craft room!

I love the book of Philippians and this prayer (and one in Colossians) is one I prayed for my children when they were in college.

Using the sketch at Stamplorations, I made a bookmark to slip inside the front piece.
The lovely "Prayer" dimension sticker has been in my stash for years.  I have been saving it for just the right card and I think this was the one.

I made the back of the bookmark by using a die , positioning it so I only cut the top in the Cuttlebug by aligning the plates to not cover the entire die and then cut the rest of the marker with my paper cutter.  Maybe this makes sense if I show you the die I used:

Here are a few more views of the card and bookmark:

Thanks for looking and commenting.  Now head over to WAW , download the verse, and play the challenge.  I'm going back to masking off windows for painting!

Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamplorations - sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - use a die
Cre8tive Hands - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything 


  1. Your pocket pullout is oh-so-cute! I just adore the creativity of this. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!

  2. This is lovely Marsha - do you know about Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Challenge? It is monthly - limit 3 uploads - they also have a monthly anything but a card - your creation will fit the new challenge that is now open for April - anything goes - stop over and upload - I put my WAW in there - have a blessed week!

  3. I love your beautiful pocket and tag! So very lovely!

  4. WOW!!! Such a beautiful card and bookmark!!
    Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

    Hugs,Michelle nx

  5. Love this interpretation of the sketch, so a clever idea to add the tag bookmark.
    Thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations. :)

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  7. Love your card and the pretty layout. Thanks for joining us at

  8. So very elegant! Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge:)

  9. Beautiful!! I just love the design and color combo of your wonderful card!!

    God will bless you for your sacrifices : ) it is an (eternally) good thing you are doing bringing your Mom home! : )


  10. Beautiful card!! Pretty paper and wonderful sticker!
    That's a great idea to pocket a bookmark!