Friday, September 4, 2015

Psalm 3:3 Card

This card is going out to a friend of mine who is going through some trials in her marriage right now. One thing I've learned from my time in Bible Study Fellowship is that it's important to focus on who God is rather than looking at our circumstances when we are facing challenges. That way, we don't give in to despair because we see that God is so much greater than any difficulties we face. I hope this verse will be an encouragement to her as she looks to Him to be her shield, her glory, and the One who lifts her head.
I chose some cheerful colors to make this card, and put in an aperture by using Spellbinders Beaded Ovals dies. I trimmed some transparency paper to cover the opening and adhered it between the blank white card and the patterned paper. I die cut a smaller Spellbinders Beaded Oval for the mat on the front and used Spellbinders Classic Ovals for the sentiment. The stamps on the envelope flap and the card front are Close To My Heart stamps. ("Card Chatter-Sympathy" for "You are in my prayers" and "Words of Comfort" for "Our hearts are with you")
The butterfly was die cut with a Cuttlebug die and embossing set.
For the verse, I typed it up on the computer using a few different fonts and colors. Then I die cut it with my Cuttlebug using Spellbinders Classic Ovals.
The orange sequins look reddish in the picture but are actually orange to match the patterned paper. I think the patterned paper is from DCWV Citrus Stack. (The butterfly, also)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

Bloggers Challenge: Ovals or Circles

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Fancy and Feminine

Crafting with Friends: ATG

Crafty Catz: ATG

Simply Papercraft: ATG

Craftin' with Attitude: ATG

Crafty Girls Creations: ATG

DRS Designs: Holes (I die cut an aperture)○%20Challenges

Speedy Fox and Friends: Sympathy (this card is more Christian sympathy over a difficult situation than a death, but I think it could qualify)

Scrap and Craft Inspiration: Butterflies

Cards Galore: ATG

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Creative Craft Cottage: ATG

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations: Add a Sentiment

Cute as a Button: ATG

Digi Galore Challenges: ATG

Digi Stamps 4 Joy: ATG with Twist: Girly Girl

Lia Stampz: ATG

Petal Lu: ATG

The Sisters Of Craft: ATG

Your Scrapbook Place: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

Crafting for all Seasons: Tic Tac Toe (I did the top line: flowers, die cuts, patterned papers-flowers are on the envelope flap as well as the small flower bling on the front of the card)

Crafty Gals Corner: Embossing (my butterfly as well as the Spellbinders Die Cuts)

Creative Moments: Use a Sentiment

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Little Red Wagon: CAS

The Paper Shelter: Embossing

Scrapy Land: ATG with a die sold by Scrapy Land (I used Spellbinders)

Simon Says Stamp: Make it Colorful

Wonderful Wednesday: ATG

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

Clear It Out: ATG with stash item (DCWV paper for me)

Cuttlebug Mania: ATG

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: ATG

Our Daily Bread: ATG with Scripture

Outlawz Color Challenge

Papertake Weekly: ATG

Retarte: ATG

Through the Craft Room Door: ATG

Crafting From the Heart: ATG

Craft Your Passion: ATG

Heart to Heart Challenge: Color Challenge

Incy Wincy Designs: ATG

Not Just Cards: ATG

Scrapbook Stamp Society: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: Trio of Colors

Vintage Stamping Challenge: ATG

613 Avenue Create: ATG or use the chart (I chose A2 card, encouragement, and sequins)

AAA Cards: Embossing

Amusing Challenges: ATG

Electric Ellapu: Pink Team--ATG Purple Team--Something from your stash 6 months or older (DCWV patterned paper for me)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

Pile it On: Friend/Hello along with at least one other challenge

Scrapy Land Challenge: ATG with a die sold at Scrapy Land (I used my Silhouette Die Cutting Machine for the lemon and lemon slice)

Penny's Challenge: Use a Sentiment


  1. Visiting from Jos Scrap Shack. Not sure if all the challenges you enter but some require you to link to the actual blog post of the challenge and not just the blog post. Please ck out my blog to see an example. You re welcome to cut & paste the challenges from my posts for any you also are entering.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Beautiful card Thank you for sharing at MFP SFF >>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis DT

  3. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting for all seasons. Sue DT xx

  4. What a beautiful verse and card!! You really did a beautiful job of making it the focal point with all the colors!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  5. There is such a sweetness about this card and the sincerity will touch your friends heart. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole
    I hope you will pop over and join me.

  6. Your card is lovely, and will be treasured, I'm sure. The colors are so pretty, and your CAS design is elegant. I love that you have a sentiment on the envelope also. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. Pretty card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Beautiful card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  9. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  10. Precious card that will touch the heart of your friend. Lovely words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

  11. A great card. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  12. Beautiful card, love the aperture. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  13. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  14. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  15. Beautiful card, and I'm sure it will be uplifting for your friend.


    Di xx

    Cuttlebug Mania DT

  16. Gorgeous card love the design and colours and I am sure your friend will appriecate it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we would love to see back again. Jennifer DT member

  17. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at Retarte59 in Stampartpapel.
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  18. This is so gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  19. Beautiful! Love the technique! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  20. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome againa and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  21. I so agree with you. It's so much better for us to join God in his work than for us to focus on ourselves and circumstances. I hope your friend loves this card. You are so kind to send it. Thanks for joining in at ODBD!!!!

  22. I so agree with you. It's so much better for us to join God in his work than for us to focus on ourselves and circumstances. I hope your friend loves this card. You are so kind to send it. Thanks for joining in at ODBD!!!!

  23. What an inspiring and comforting card! I'm sure it will really mean a lot to your friend during her struggles. It's hard to go through trials, but it means the world to know that someone is thinking about you! You not only have been thinking about your friend, but you've made her a beautiful card, too. I really like how you did the die-cutting and left that space around the framed sentiment. It's a great look and I'm sure your friend will love it, too. Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  24. Hello again... still loving your card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  25. Lovely card, Carrie. I particularly like the window and the Scripture sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA cards Spectacular Embossing challenge this week. Melissa - DT

  26. Pretty card! Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards this week! Jill

  27. Lovely card and sentiment! I hope this helps your friend in her time of need. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  28. What a pretty card! Love the verse, and the window. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

  29. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

  30. very pretty card Carrie
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  31. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  32. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Creative Craft Cottage good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Lyn - DT

  33. Your card is just beautiful and what a thoughtful friend you are! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  34. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful card Carrie. Would love for you in future to use our correct Blog name CCC Digi Creations. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  35. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Cute as a button
    Veronique DT

  36. Such a beautiful card! TFS at Craft Your Passion#277!

  37. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for Eclectic Ellapu!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  38. Stunning- Love the detail on the envelope too. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  39. Beautiful and thoughtful card for your friend. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Warm Regards, Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  40. Lovely card. Thank you for entering the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.
    Thank you for your comments on my blog for the NJC blog hop and for following my blog.

  41. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Not Just Cards, and for being my latest follower. Now following in return x

  42. beautiful card! I am sure your friend will really appreciate it :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  43. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out's Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

  44. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  45. Perfect card for your friend's situation. I have a friend in that exact situation - I need to make sure and tell her these words of wisdom. Your card is beautiful - love the scripture, the papers, and your butterfly. Perfect card for the DRS Designs holes challenge too. Thanks for joining us!

  46. Very beautiful. Your friend is lucky. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  47. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  48. Such a beautiful card- that butterfly is amazing and I love the different coloured sequins scattered across the card. Thanks for playing along at H2H challenges.

  49. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Sister's of Craft
    Hugggs Lori X x X

  50. So very pretty, I love the colours and the bling, awesome card! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  51. Gorgeous card , great paper.
    Elaine DT eclectic Ellapu x

  52. Fabulous card, Thank you for entering into Cute as a button challenge xx DT Sarahjayne (Crafter Sarah)

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