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Thursday, July 5, 2012

GDT JDE - "Home"


I hope that you enjoyed your day off yesterday.  I am back to work today, but it's Thursday so no complaining from me. :-)

Today, I am sharing the 3rd card of 5 that I have created for Jackson's Digital Expression.  I have truly been enjoying posting these creations and I hope that you have enjoyed seeing them.  In the famous words of Dorothy, "There's no place like home."  I was born and raised in Michigan; however, my heart is in the south.  I am so inspired when I go down south to visit my family.   I come from a family of singers (excluding myself) so when we go down south my mom, aunts, sisters and cousins go to my uncle church and they "sang."  We have so much fun!

The image that I used to create this card is called "Country Church House" and it reminds me of my uncle's church.  It actually sits on stilts that stretch out to the water.  When I was a little girl I thought we would get to praising God so tough that it would tip over into the lake. lol

Here's my card...

Country Church House
I allowed this card to come together naturally.  I searched through my new collection of 6x6 pads and found the dps and then I used Kraft cardstock to make a 6x6 base.  I layered the cardstock and dps and then matted the image.  I colored the image using YG01, YG05 ,YG07, YG61 and YG67 for the trees and grass; E50, E51, E53, E42, E41 and E25 for the church; BG02, BG000 and BG0000 for clouds; lastly Y08 and YR04 for the sun.  I added a mixture of gel pens to the windows to give it a stained glass look and finished it off with the silver dots. 

I stamped a scripture on the card using a stamp from CTMH and it is so appropriate, because it reads...

Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.  ~Matt 11:28

What an awesome promise that God gives us through this scripture.  No matter what we are going through, there is a place where you can rest in him.  I hope that you will continue to check back in here and over on JDE's blog to see my next two creations using the July new release images. :-)

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Stamping Sisters in Christ:  Use something new (designer papers)
Clear it Out Challenge Blog:  Anything goes add something yellow
Papertakeweekly:  Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryls:  Anything Goes
Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Yall must have been on it if you thought yall were going to tip the whole church over! That's the kind of service I like! ;D Great scripture choice! Can't wait to see what you have tomorrow!

  2. Candy, this is beautiful and one of my favorite verses. Beautifully colored and what a fabulous layout! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  3. Gorgeous card Candy
    Thanks for playing along with Papertake Weekly and good luck
    Anne x

  4. Love your card Candy. You have put a lot of thought into it. Thanks for taking part in Papertake Weekly. Love Sharon. (GDT). x

  5. So pretty!
    Thanks again :>) I already went shopping!!!

  6. Beautiful card, reminds me of the 'Church in the Wildwood' song I loved when I was a kid.

  7. Wow Candy, what a wonderful card this is. Brings back so many memories here in Alabama when I was just a girl going to church. Our church looked just like that but was white and no stained glass windows. But was on stilts and had the trees around it. We even sang that song in church, "yea that labor and are heavy laden..." Ohh, the memories your card brought back to me of a time so long ago. This brought a tear to my eyes. Thanks so much for doing this wonderful card so if only for a moment I was that young girl again. God Bless You, my friend. Sassy

  8. Fantastic layering and great coloring!
    JDE Design Team

  9. What a fun memory for you and it's so wonderful that this image reminds you of that memory! Your card is beautiful! I love your papers and your layout is awesome! Thank you for playing in our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

  10. Nice Card! Thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Jacqueline (GDT - Papertake weekly)

  11. This is lovely Candy! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog :)

  12. What a pretty card! I love that scripture. Thanks so much for participating in our "Yellow Challenge" at Clear It Out!


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