Refuge And Strength Card

God Is Our Refuge And Strength Card

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a sweet comment on my Frosty-Inspired Real Friends Last Forever
card! I am overwhelmed by the response to my first creation of the New Year!

Are you ready for a touch of Spring?

What Did I Create This Week?

This week, as I sift through my stash and let my imagination run wild, I am drawn to things that signify new life and the promise of spring – even in the dead of winter.

  • Bright colors bursting through the drear of dark winter days.
  • Flowers blooming in the midst of ice-covered fields.
  • Caterpillars transforming into butterflies.
  • And the Word Of God, which stands forever – a lamp, a light, a shield.

What I feel inside bursts forth in this week’s beautiful and inspirational card – Refuge and Strength.

The card incorporates a combination of new (store-brought) and new-to-me (stash) items as well as a few oldies but goodies:

  • Fabric – Michaels/Recollections (New – Love)
  • Scotch Designer Tape (My New Favorite Product!)
  • Chatterbox Happy Day Dimensional Stickers (Die Cut, Glitter / New From Stash)
  • SEI Jocelyn 6 x 6 Paper Pad (New From Stash)
  • Vellum Quote (Old/Scrap From Stash)
  • Cardstock (Old/Stash)

What do you like most about this card?

Now it’s your turn to share your fabulous creations with us! We’d love to see your creations at one of our weekly parties!

For more creative inspiration, check out the Creative Art Challenges at the end of this post!

What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

When Tsunami Was Little - Day 1

Do you remember the first day your precious pet entered your life?

This week at Wordless Wednesday, I am reminiscing about the day that Tsunami first arrived in our lives. Please stop by and share this precious moment with us!

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Creative Art Challenges

Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by Theme or Anything Goes!)

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122 Responses to “Refuge And Strength Card”

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  1. Jaimie says:

    what an adorable card! Very spring time feely! 🙂

  2. Jeanne Kupsh says:

    I love the flower theme – I’m so there with you!!! Just when all our snow had melted, we got more yesterday. Ugh. But we can make our own flowers while we wait, right?? Gorgeous card!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #14

    • Create With Joy
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      Thank you so much Jeanne! 🙂
      I just looked out the window and it is a rather dreary day here.
      But, no worries – we can always carry spring within the depths of our heart! 🙂

  3. Cindy Ashplant says:

    Gorgeous colours on that card for what is a very grey day here. You look to have been very busy with all those challenges! Happy WOYWW Cindy #48

  4. trisha too says:

    A beautiful, bright card, with a great verse to go with it.

    #68 today with

  5. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!

    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  6. Jen says:

    Thanks for linking up to our 3-D party at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. I love the Spring feel of this card and the burlap backing – very creative. – DT Jen

  7. Shel C says:

    That card really reminds me that Spring is about to be sprung 🙂 Love the speckled butterfly. Happy WOYWW. Shel#71

  8. Chrisdiesz says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it at TIOT


  9. NanaConnie says:

    Fabulous colors and I love the bit of burlap! We really appreciate you entering our “Anthing Goes” challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck and I hope you’ll play along again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. sirkkis says:

    Joyful card with beautiful spring colours. Thank you for playing along with us at TioT.

  11. Sabina says:

    Beautiful card. I like the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  12. michelle says:

    What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE 3D Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  13. Wynn says:

    Lovely bright colours and textures. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

  14. Wendy Batchen says:

    Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  15. Lynn Brown says:

    A lovely bright and cheery card.
    Thanks for joining in with our Once Upon a Time challenge at OLLCB.
    Lynn x

  16. craftycreations says:

    Such a beautiful card Joy

  17. Nice card!!! Thank you for joining in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda DTM

  18. Christine L says:

    Your card is lovely – thank you for sharing – I hope we see you again soon with a pink creation.

    Christine x

  19. Cathy says:

    Love the card! Hopped over from the Get Pinned! Party. Pinned! =)

  20. I love the colors of this card and the combination with the fabric!

  21. Dionne says:

    Fab card, lovely bright colours and pretty design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  22. Leslie says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.


  23. Jo says:

    This card is so beautiful, absolutely love the message and really adore the colors. Thank you for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

  24. chanya13 says:

    Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  25. Janis says:

    Beautiful. Love the colors. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
    We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
    sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

  26. Sue Peck says:

    Such a pretty Springtime card. Wonderful sentiment and those pretty flowers and the butterfly are lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

  27. mervi says:

    Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  28. Carole says:

    At first glance I thought this is so bright and beautiful. It is almost singing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for participating in our 167th AG challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. I hope we will see you back again really soon.

  29. Judy McKay says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  30. abusybee says:

    Great card, the colors are bright and cheerful! Thanks for joining us over at Die Cuttin Divas this week! Carri~Abusybee

  31. Super cute and colorful , love it , thanks for joining our No Circles Challenge at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards – DT -Crystal

  32. Michelle says:

    Lovely card with a fantastic sentiment.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  33. sandy how says:

    Not sure if I’ve already commented on your card, lol. if so you’ll end up with two from me. I love the bright colours of your card and the textural addition of the burlap piece too. A lovely uplifting sentiment to finish it off. Fab card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog this fortnight.
    Sandy DT

  34. Susi says:

    Amazing card !
    Thank you for sharing

    Great to have you with us!

  35. Nana says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ Nana’s Rag Quilts ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  36. Elina P says:

    Wonderful card. love the sentiment you used!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge!! 🙂

  37. Valerie-Jael says:

    Wonderful card and sentiment, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  38. Lori Apgar says:

    Beautiful card – I love the burlap and butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  39. DonnaLee says:

    Lovely card! I really like that burlap in the centre! Thanks for sharing and for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our “Not Your Normal Paper” challenge!!

  40. Connie Hall says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

  41. Awesome card. I am really looking forward to spring myself. Winter sucks! Vickie #33

  42. Beautiful sentiment and you’ve showcased it perfectly with your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  43. Julia says:

    I’m with you..the contemplation of bright colours from Spring bursting forth is a real help. really pretty card.

  44. This is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  45. Rosie says:

    A wonderful card.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  46. LB says:

    very bright and cheery card. Thanks for joining us at DCD and this week’s cheer up challenge.

  47. AJ says:

    Fabulous card. Love that verse. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  48. Graciellie says:

    This is a very pretty and inspiring card!!! Love the added texture and combination of patterns. Thanks for joining us this week at ODBD!

  49. Shelly says:

    Wow!! This is such a fabulous card!! What a joy to see 🙂
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!

  50. Brenda B says:

    Beautiful card! Love the sentiment and the added texture of the fabric! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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