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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119 Responses to “Refuge And Strength Card”

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  1. He sure is!! Amen! & that card is so nice!!

  2. Esther says:

    Love all the elements on this bright and cheerful card, especially the sentiment!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week!

  3. What a gorgeous pop of colour! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining Southern Girls first challenge of 2015 with your lovely card. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  4. Sue says:

    Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  5. Cards by Mi says:

    Lovely creation, cute cats. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments.
    Love n hugs

  6. Suzi says:

    A very nice card. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

  7. sian says:

    what a lovely colourful card. Thank you for entering JIC challenge this week, I hope you will join us next week when the challenge will be – Heat Embossing. Sian – JIC Co-Owner

  8. So gorgeous! LOVING the burlap!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  9. Pam says:

    Lovely Card.. Thanks for joining us over at Kitty Bee Designs.

    DT Pam

  10. Rhonda Emery says:

    so pretty thank you for joining challenge at dtc

  11. Lee-Anne says:

    Wow…what great texture on this! Lots of beautiful color too! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva challenge!

  12. Clarissa says:

    What a beautiful work, love the colours you have used. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope we see you again.
    hugs Clarissa

  13. Marjut says:

    Such a beautiful

  14. JIJI says:

    Such a cheerful card! Maybe it’s the spring colors… 🙂 Very beautiful sentiment! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania. xx

  15. Annie says:

    Love your card! The Scotch Designer Tape is fabulous…think I’ll be keeping an eye out for it now myself. 🙂 Lovely color combination, great work!

  16. diane scotford says:

    lovely card, thanks for joining the dragons lair challenge

  17. Anne J says:

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along this week at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!

  18. Lexie says:

    Lovely card…great texture and colours. Thank you for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap. Good luck.

  19. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Your work is always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and hope you join us again this weekend! Pinning to our linkup board.

  20. Ger says:

    pretty colours compliment the lovely sentiment. . Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  21. Lilian says:

    Lovely card! Interesting combination of products! Love the texture!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!

  22. Marleen says:

    Really beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Imagination Crafts.
    Marleen DT xx

  23. Nancy says:

    Here from HSTS Pink Saturday. Love the burlap!

  24. Alli D says:

    such a lovely card and fits well into our challenge brief Thank you for entering our Once Upon A Time challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  25. I couldn’t help but notice this great card at Pink Saturday! I’m always intrigued by the talents of card makers like you and especially love the verse you used on this one! I just posted about a card-making opportunity on my blog. Consider this your personal invitation to participate! 🙂

  26. Sharon says:

    Great card, Thanks for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap xxx

  27. Linda Adams says:

    What a beautiful card. Cheery colors and a wonderful message. I love butterflies! Joyous Wishes, Linda

  28. Laurian says:

    What a lovely bright happy card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  29. What a lovely, thoughtful, creation.
    Thank you very much for entering the “Dragons Lair Designs” “New Beginnings” challenge this month. Good luck.
    Gwyneth DT

  30. swathi says:

    very nice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  31. Pauline says:

    This is a fabulous card, such pretty papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator’s Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look –

  32. Yvonne says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see more of your work soon.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  33. Tertia says:

    Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

  34. Davinia says:

    beautiful card and sentiment. thank you for joining us at Sweet 7 Challenge blog and good luck. Hugs Davinia (DT) xx

  35. Love the spring colors! Thank you for sharing on this months Artistry Challenge. Melissa – Vandicrafts

  36. Norma says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

  37. Leah Tees says:

    Love this card, and the scripture speaks volumes to me right now. Thank you so much for sharing it 🙂 Thanks for joining us for The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Monthly Challenge!

  38. Anne says:

    Love that sweet card! I have been writing Valentine’s out and thought if I had a craft area I would be able to make my own. I have so much stuff, all those wonderful treasures to create! My daughter does have a scraping room but she works in the day! 🙁

    Had to say HPS to you and hope your week is going well.

    Come visit soon. I was good posting PS twice in the past few weeks! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing.

  39. Helen says:

    Great card – love that image!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.


  40. Gina says:

    The colors compliment the verse very well. LOVE your card!

  41. Bridget says:

    Super cute card love the sentiment, and are those your fur kids are they Maine Coons?

    Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy New Beginnings Challenge this month we do hope that you will try and join us again next months Challenge

    good luck

    Hugs and Kindest regards
    Whimsy Stamps DT

  42. Eliz says:

    Your card is so beautiful, very professional with a wonderful message. I hope you’ll have time to visit my Pink Saturday, too.

  43. Beverly says:

    This beautiful and touching card will definitely make someone’s day.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing.

  44. Velma says:

    what an inspiration site!

  45. What a beautiful card, Ramona!

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