Friday, January 2, 2015

God's Timing is Perfect - Friends with Flair





 "His friendship is not easily won, but it is something worth having."
                                                   ------------Michael Joseph


Hi, Friends......

I'm here with a Unity Friends with Flair card.  I am so excited to get to share this card because I usually forget all about FwF until Friday....and then don't have time to make anything!  Arrgggh.




I also am entering this card in Darnell's NBUS challenge #3.  I am using a couple of gleaming stickers from another brand-new set I got at Dollar Tree.   For a buck???  Are you kidding me!??  I totally LOVE these!!! 





 
I tried my hand at some sponging again, using Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  Then I laid down my metallic silver stickers.  (Is this Queen Anne's Lace? Looks like it to me. An Umbelliferae of some sort, at least.)

I stamped my Unity "God's Timing is Perfect.  Trust it." in Memento - Black Tuxedo ink.  What an encouraging sentiment, don't you think?  Each of us has issues and challenges in our lives that we just have to trust the Lord for.  So grateful that He is always working, even in ways that we cannot see.  




Here's an angled shot to show that incredible silver gleam!!!











I finished the card by mounting the focal panel on shimmery charcoal gray cardstock and then on a ocean blue card base.

Hope you enjoyed my card!!  Thanks for all your amazing comments.  Be sure to check back or to subscribe to this post, because I try to reply to each one of them.

Have a lovely weekend!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity Friends with Flair
2.  MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #147 - Blue and Silver

3.  Darnell's NBUS #3 Challenge - Never Before Used Schtuff!! 
4.  Monday Morning Challenge #2 - New Somethings
5.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #164 - Anything Goes

52 comments:

Beth F. said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the inking you did around the edges.

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Beth!!! I appreciate your visit and your very sweet comment!!

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Janis

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful work. Love the flower sticker, it looks like a stamped image.

Janis said...

Thank you!! I think these stickers are by far a cut above the usual dollar store fare. I am totally in love with them!!! Thanks for your lovely comment.

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Janis

Carole Robb Bisson said...

It's either Queen Anne's lace or dill. It is beautiful and the sponging is super. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

Janis said...

Dill......I didn't even think of dill. Maybe so!!! Thank you, Carole, for all your sweet and encouraging comments!!!

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Janis

Janine said...

Very pretty card - love the gleam of that sticker.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a gorgeous card, Janis. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us, and please stop by again soon.
God bless you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So beautiful Janis! Hazel x

Lagene said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous!

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Janine! I can't get enough of that gorgeous gleam!!! My inner crow has been doing a happy dance ever since I got those stickers!!! Ha. I appreciate your kind words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen!!! I appreciate so much your visit and sweet comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Hazel!! And thank you for becoming a follower, too. Be watching for my next post where I will introduce you!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lagene, for coming over for a little visit!! I appreciate you lovely comment!!

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Janis

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's great to have you in the gallery at NBUS Challenge #3 again, Janis! You created a beautiful design with that sponging to showcase that pretty sticker! Did it have the little piece of flower falling off or did you snip a piece of as part of your design? It's cool, gives the design movement, and makes it look like a stamped image!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Janis said...

Thank you, Darnell.....you sweetie!! The sheet of stickers had quite a variety of whole seed heads and individual little clusters and butterflies, too! I chose the two I wanted to use. I think these gleaming silver stickers are a total steal for a dollar per sheet!!! Thanks so much for stopping by with your kind words. You are amazing!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Ruby!!!! Happy New Year!!!

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Janis

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Dawn. It was lovely getting to see your sensitive and gorgeous projects!

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Janis

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

This card is so pretty. I love everything about it. Happy New Year.

Janis said...

Thanks so much!!! I appreciate your visit and your kind words!!!!

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Janis

Jane Willis said...

What a beautiful card, so tranquil. The stickers are gorgeous and the inking sets them off perfectly

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card,love the design.xxx

Janis said...

Thank you so very much, Jane! Your visit and thoughtful comment means a lot to me!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Doreen!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!!

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Janis

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So pretty! The colors and placement of the sentiment are just perfect. Thanks for the reminder of the NBUS Challenge!

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Mary Anne! I appreciate your feedback on the placement of the sentiment. See you at NBUS!

<3
Janis

Carol L said...

I love the image and the way you made it shine in silver color! The sponged blue background is so soft and pretty too! Beautiful card!

Donna Ellis said...

Janis, your Dollar Tree finds are beautiful! Lovely stickers for sure, and so is your card. Your kitty wanting to play is sweet, too! hugs, de

Stampsnob. said...

Love the sentiment so peaceful Not Queen Annes Lace..............Agapanthus......Lis

Crystal said...

Very pretty card and what a wonderful sticker to use as your focal point!

Christy Davis said...

Love the card and fun that you got the sticker at the dollar store. What I really want is the little grey kitten at the top!

Gaylynn said...

Oooh, I like the shine with this stamp. Very pretty design, Janis.

SmilynStef said...

Perfect sentiment for that lovely bloom.

Sue D said...

Love this. I am going to have to check my Dollar Tree to see if they have some of these wonderful stickers. This would be great for my church card ministry and easy for our group to make.

Janis said...

Thank you, Carol! Your visit and comments are so appreciated!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Donna, your sweet comments made my day!! Thanks!

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Janis

Janis said...

I hadn't even thought of Agapanthus, either! Thanks!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Crystal! I am so glad you stopped by to visit!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Christy! I think Rocket might eat a kitten like that for lunch, though. How is he with kitties??? Hope you get well soon!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Gaylynn. That shine just dazzles me!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Stef!! I really love that sentiment!

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Janis

Janis said...

I am honored, Sue, that you like the stickers enough to maybe use them with your card ministry group. The Dollar Tree I go to has these stickers in their home/bath decor area and not in the craft area. You might have to ask at yours. Have a lovely New Year!!!

<3
Janis

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous card! I love the metallic touches....

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer!! I really appreciate your visit and your nice comment. Metallic gleam makes my eyes sparkle! :)

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Janis

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Sweet sentiment. Hugz

Janis said...

Thank you, Gail!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Wow, this is a beauty!! Your sponging was the perfect technique to use with this delicate silhouette sticker. When I saw the first angle I thought it was a black stamped image, and then you showed us the silver gleam...so pretty! That little gray kitty charmer is too cute for words, aargh! I already saved several of your cute cat photos to my computer and have begun using one of them (Hello Kitty!) as my own icon now!! Maybe I can swap them back and forth for double and triple cuteness! Nothing like an adorable animal photo to cut the January chill!

Ellie said...

What a beautiful creation Janis. And love the sentiment! So happy you played along again in my Monday Morning challenge!

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!!! I need to do sponging more often. I never feel like I get the gorgeous effect that others get with it, though. Keeeeeeep practicing...right?

I noticed you had the Hello Kitty icon. Great choice! So sweet!

My Shy-Cat (Chaienne, in big header photo of my blog) has been such a sweetheart to nestle with me while I've been sick and injured. They all are so sweet.....except the two young adolescent males who chase each other over and under the bed while I am trying to rest! Time for little boys to play outside! Actually it's time for hubby to do "hind-brain" surgery on them....if you know what I mean!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Ellie!! I appreciate your kind words and your visit!!

<3
Janis