Sunday, July 26, 2009

Recycled Frame and Wallpaper

I had two wooden frames personalized for previous owners. This picture shows the dark colored frame I used the light colored one and edged it with alcohol ink. Sanding just wasn't working very well and the alcohol ink sticks to anything.
I also had a bucket of wallpaper samples. These are great because they had alot of different textures and colors.

Using decoupage, I resurfaced the front of the frame with several different pieces. For blending of colors, I edged the inside of the frame with green and the outside with copper as well as the edges of each piece of cut or torn wallpaper. The textures really made this a fun project and I actually finished it the same day I started!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nest Home Art Card

I have to apologize to those who may come over from the Gothic Arches Challenge. I found the challenge on a different blog and thought it was an "egg" challenge. And I can't take my link back off the list. I have, respectfully, posted the challenge with the link on a new post. I enjoyed checking out all the beautiful art within the egg/arches theme. That is when I knew I had it "wrong". Thanks and enjoy!

This little picture is nestled in fiber and yellow homemade paper made from Sherry at "If I Could Set My Soul Free"" I also sewed mulberry paper trim and ribbon. Within the paper is mini yellow feathers peaking out from the edges. I backed the card with an old postcard and tulle.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Thanks/Jesus by Beth Moore

ch40 speaks of receiving freely from God including His grace so we are to freely give. How has grace caused you to freely give of yourself recently? (is the question).

In Psalm 103 King David wrote about thanking and praising God. "all that is within me bless His holy name". He meant "I want to thank God with everything in me". The New Living translation says, "with my whole heart".
I have said, "with everything I have, and everything I am" this past week. My mother survived a serious motorcycle accident and is well on her way to recovery. With this extreme thanks I have for God, I have also been trying to (as in day 40 of the book study of "Jesus") "freely give as I have received" as much as I possibly could this past week. I am learning how God pulls together my life and my understanding of how He works, one step at a time. Is He working in her life here? It's hard to understand pain that is given to us but I also know it is never wasted as I have learned from my wonderful pastor friend. Sometimes it is to force us to rest, call out to Him, surrender the things we cannot control, finally let Him work in our life instead of working against Him.

"With the comfort I receive, I can comfort those in trouble". Our sufferings overflow but so does our comfort. We are distressed in order to have comfort and salvation which produces patience, endurance and perseverence. Mom, may you endure and find comfort and peace.

2cor.1:4 for more on comfort.

Into Scrap'n News,Issue#7 Is this months issue from Autumn's Love-My-Scrapbooking-Ideas. She included a few of my techniques and ideas for a Maine rocky coast beach lay-out.

I am unable to post the July or any of the newsletters but you can sign up to receive those e-mail on her site. Have Fun!!