Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Celebrating My Faith

As I wind up my year with Spellbinders, share a few final projects, and reflect on the past 12 months, I wanted to share these two projects with you. My faith is a big part of who I am. When you visit my blog, it is pretty apparent that I am a Christian. I do not bash you on the head with my Bible, but I don't hide the fact that I am a woman of faith.

I am thankful that my various design teams have been supportive of my need to share my faith and they allow me to create what is in my heart. The photo on the page below was taken at the Spellbinders team retreat April 2011. The photographer caught me laughing. It's pretty much how I look most of the time. I want my joy to show on my face. (I have scrapped this photo before, but it's so rare to have a good photo of myself, that I could not help it! I know readers hate seeing the same photos over and over from designers, but please give me a break this time.)

Photo by Allison Tyler Jones

I created a flower arrangement around the cross as a focal point. I love the Spellbinders rolled flowers! They come in several sizes and work well with the "flat" flower shapes also.

I used the Mix'd Media Playtime templates to cut and emboss the word "pray." The letters are to be used to spell out "play" and "art" but I played "Scrabble" until I found other things I could spell, and came up with "pray"! For my journaling, I typed up the Scripture on the computer and printed it on my printer. Then I cut, embossed, and stenciled it using one of the templates from Floral Tags.

I used Girlie Grunge Labels to create these tabs. If you have one of those label tools, you will recognize these labels! Once I had cut and embossed my words, I inked them with dark ink to make the lettering stand out. You could also sand them. There are 34 words and symbols in the set.

The next project is an altered frame. I pick up these frames at the craft store all the time. They are usually $1-$2. They are easy to alter and make great gifts. I turned this one into a Scripture frame.

The scripture is a Unity stamp.

I used the new M-Bossabilities folders to emboss paper for my background. I have always loved embossing.

More flowers! Plus I pulled out the heart die templates and gave them some "love" as well. I like all my tools, even the old ones!

I hope this post inspires you to share your faith through your art!

Layout: Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One
S5-084 Girlie Grunge Labels
S5-085 Mix'd Media Elements
S5-087 Mix'd Media Playtime
S5-093 Crosses Two
S5-105 Floral Tags
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Graphic 45, Communique Pen In Hand Patterned Paper
Core'dinations, Signature Series Graphic 45 Photogenic, Triumphant Red, Bon Voyage, Heritage Craft, Antique Moss ColorCore Cardstock, Dust Buddy
Clearsnap, ColorBox Yellow Ochre, Popcorn, Pumpkin Spice, Ocean, Charcoal, Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink
Beacon Adhesives, Zip Dry Glue

Other Supplies:
Cream Cardstock; Computer Journaling; Tape

Frame: Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-136 Classic Heart
S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart
S4-363 Jewel Fantasies
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S5-090 Romantic Rectangles
EL-004 Imperial
Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine

Preferred Partner Products:
Unity Stamp Company, Ippity Devoted Stamps

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Graphic 45, Tropical Travelogue Exotic Destination Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found 2 Rosy 6 x 6" Pad Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics Paper, Textured Limeade Cardstock
Clearsnap, ColorBox Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink

Other Supplies:
White Cardstock; Brown Dye Ink; Green Acrylic Paint; Glue; Adhesive Tape; Wooden Frame


  1. Really love this post, Gloria! Thanks so much for sharing it!...Nancy :o)

  2. I think it's wonderful to celebrate your faith through your craft!

  3. Wonderful post, Gloria! I'm inspired by your framed Scripture, cannot wait to get some frames and make a few of my own. And I love seeing that sweet pic of you laughing, you've such a fun sense of humor so it is a perfect representation. A lovely layout, too btw. Hugs!

  4. Love your post, Gloria and prayers continue for the Lord to give you lots of opportunities to share and shine. . .just as you're doing in that fantastic photo! Love your flowers and your layouts. . .all the beautiful details! Lord bless!

  5. Gloria - I really love your projects. I love that Bible verse, too.

  6. Wonderful post, Gloria! Thank you for sharing!! And these projects are just lovely, as always!! I love how you mixed up the Girlie Grunge labels to create the word "pray" - I've been dying to get my hand on that die! I think it's wonderful that you share your faith because your gift obviously comes from Someone - so you're honoring God by sharing your faith, and I think that's amazing! Have a blessed weekend!!

  7. Great layout, and lovely frame, your flowers are beautiful!