Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Twist of Faith #48 - Children

Today our new challenge at Twist of Faith is:

  And of course include a scripture, uplifting quote/sentiment, or positive verse for or about a child.

We have been blessed with AMAZING sponsors this year and this week we have another: 
Milk Coffee Digital Stamps.

I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with eight grandchildren! The oldest inspired my card today for our challenge at Twist of Faith. He's eleven, attends Christian School, and plays baseball. This summer I watched him playing hard, supporting the other boys on the game, trying really hard to make bases or catch balls, and not getting upset when his team lost. I kept thinking that he was playing the game to please the Lord and not worrying about wins, losses, or who got out.

I included a Bible verse I loved to teach children when I taught in Christian schools. You are welcome to save or use this verse that I typed as a jpg. Just click on it to get the larger size, then right click and "save as." The speech balloon is also my jpg you can save and use if you want.

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I used the great card sketch at Here Come the Boys this week.
The image I used from MilkCoffee is called A Boy Plays Baseball. which I colored with Copics. The papers and embellishment I used were from a new paper pack called "Pro Player" coming out Thursday from Close To My Heart. All of the paper strips are from one sheet of 2-sided patterned paper and its zip strip on top. I specifically cut out words to use like HOME, BASE, and PLAYER. I added cardstock and glitter paper mats, also from CTMH. I love the coordinating embellishments, so I put two of them on top. There are other shapes, too, but it's all so very masculine - perfect for a grandmother with 5 grandsons!
I hope you'll join our challenge this week at Twist of Faith with your card for/about children!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Summer Lovin'
Created With Love #52 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #62 - Summer Days
MilkCoffe Challenge - Emboss It (Cuttlebug "Diamond Plate" for gray mat)
Paper Playtime #15 - use patterned paper I used both sides of one sheet
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Metal magic (pewter red and gray embellishments)
The Crazy Challenge #150 - Summertime (Summer means baseball to many in the US)
Word Art Wednesday #90 - Anything goes with uplifting or encouraging verse


Unknown said...

Great card, I love it when the words are spoken in the picture. That scripture in Colossians is the one on top of my blog header.
We appreciate your participation in our weekly AG challenge. Thank you so much for showcasing this wonderful art with us today.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for entering our Anniversary Blog Hop and Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges. Remember to win the challenge you need to complete the blog hop and comment on each team members' blog and be a follower.


Karen Letchworth said...

This is a powerful message and a darling card. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge and for being a faithful participation in our weekly challenges. Your art is always so sweet and I thank you for taking the time to share.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Zella said...

Oh Vickie - this is adorable!!!! I love the sketch you used and your colors - such a fun card! I'm thankful that we are on God's team!! Thank you for being part of the Twist of Faith Design Team.

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Vickie, this is such a great card! Your coloring is amazing and the papers you chose are so suited for a boys card! I absolutely love the conversation bubble and saying you have included!

Stephanie said...

What a perfect boys' card!! You colored this adorable image perfectly and the sentiment & Bible verse say it all. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a sweet card love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Created with love Challenge Anniversary Blog Hop.
Linda K. DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Vickie, Awesome card and I Love the verse and your speech bubble!
Perfect sketch for it too!
Have a great week,

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use A Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Woo said...

Love how you've used the sketch! Love the image and papers, Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo & Sharon xxx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Vickie I just love your artistry...you are such a blessing. thank you for the scripture.

Ger said...

Fabulous card, great image and sentiment. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M

Sylvia said...

Love the image and sentiment, a fabulous card. Thank you for joining the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Craftdee Donna said...

Great use of the sketch at Here Come The Boys
Thanks for joining in our challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

craftin-dawn said...

Fab card and layout sketch!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES 1st Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge!

Lin said...

Gorgeous male card, image beautifully coloured.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Dream Valley