Thursday, August 1, 2013

Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord

We have another exciting challenge from Joan's Gardens ( this week and I am entering a card at this site and also at Word Art Wednesday.  Here are Joan's guidelines for this week:
  • Die Cut image using the Negative
  • Colors of purple and white
  • Textured layer
  • Leaves
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge
We have a wonderful Scripture image from Word Art Wednesday this week that is a reminder of the enormity, power and grace of God Who is ever willing to help us in our time of need.

While we were in Hawaii last week visiting our new baby grandson, our nephew in Oklahoma died. He was young, and his passing was a shock to us all, because we had no knowledge that he was not healthy. What would we do without God's comfort in times like these? Sometimes in our grief words fail us, but God is always our refuge and our strength. Knowing that Ben is with the Lord and that we will see him again is giving us great consolation.

God always encourages me with His wonderful Word, and I am thankful for it and for the artistry that Word Art Wednesday uses in making these lovely sentiments from the Bible.


So, on this week's challenge, my card is nothing like the picture on Joan's blog page, but the guidelines were still followed, if perhaps, somewhat out of the box...

The negative die cut space is on the overlay of white cardstock with purple leaves, which frames the sentiment, (which is underneath the overlay and printed on lavender cardstock); it is cut out of a white piece of cardstock which has been embossed and colored using a brayer with purple ink, accenting the leaf pattern. That is the textured layer, as well. The flowers are from a "bush" of small blossoms which were bought at either Joann's, or even Walmart (don't remember because they have been in my drawer for awhile, waiting for that special opportunity to be used). A purple bow is added to balance out the layout and add interest, as well as little purple butterflies which are cut from the same purple paper as the corner background piece. I wish the colors would have come out better in the photo. On my monitor the sentiment looks pink (it is really lavender) and the flowers look blue (they are really white--no blue tones in them). And the ribbon is purple, not dark blue. Oh, well. Sometimes colors just don't come out the way they should in online photos.


Here is the card:

And here are the tools used to make the card:

  • Corner: Gold Elements One, S5-183
  • Frame:  Labels Twenty-Two, S4-346
  • Butterflies:  Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Sizzix:  Fall Set, 656469

Purple Ribbon

Silk Flowers

Items in purple may be purchased from Joan.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT   


  1. Hi Ginny! Well, you've sure done a wonderful job designing with this week's scripture/word art and I am SO grateful to you for sharing with us. Your art is always SO beautiful and I love having you play along with us. God bless you this week, and always. I'm grateful to have you participate!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. I love how you used your negative of the die. Beautiful card with the beautiful flowers

  3. Such a pretty card, showcasing the Scripture.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful work with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Lovely card, love the use of your negative die, great idea! And your flowers look so pretty on this card!! Lovely job.

  5. Great job Ginny using the negative. I love the layout you created.
    I am sorry to hear about your nephew, but glad you have our Lord to lean on.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


Thank you for commenting on my card--your encouraging words have made my day! God's most extravagant blessings to you and all those whom you love. :o)