Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cards by Traci & Winner of "Card of the Week!"

Hi Everyone~

Well, I am so glad that you stuck with me through this week of turmoil! Thank you so much!  I am back to me...not suffering Spiritually or emotionally. I thank all of you for your guidance and prayers!  I am still in really bad physical condition.  On top of my regular disabilities being the most painful in years, I now have a cold!  LOL  That's all right!  This too shall pass.

Today, please find:
  • Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 1:4
  • The Winner of the "Card of the Week!"
  • Cards by Traci
  • New Challenge Announced on Monday!  Bring Friends!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct
your paths."Proverbs 3:5-6

This Scripture is extra special to me now.  If only I had thought to do it when I was going through the turmoil I shared with all of you, plus there was a lot more doubt, and pain going on here, Spiritually, that I didn't share.  I see this Scripture on almost every Christian Blogger's side bar.  I could never understand why it became an almost permanent fixture on their blog until this week.  If I didn't try figuring things out of my own, I wouldn't have gotten into my "Stinkin' Thinkin'!"  So, please, help your children memorize and understand it...and if you don't have it down yet, PLEASE work on it for yourself, too.  Trust me, please.  I don't want to see any of you fall where I fell this week.  I don't want you to go through that pain.

"I always thank God for you."  1 Corinthians 1:4  I always pray for any one who may come to the He IS Able blog.  I pray for blessings to be released for you.  For you to be aware of our Lord, Jesus the Christ, being besides you at all times, as a comfort.  I pray that you remember who you are in Christ Jesus, and that you will be blessed by what you read here in the blog, and that you will want to share it with friends and family to enrich their lives, and that you will want to participate in the blog itself.  "I always thank God for you."   Each of you.  Take that gratitude I have for you and multiply it by some super huge number...I felt like I was in quick sand when I shared...kicking to get out...and at the same time, seeping down deeper into the mud.  You ALL shared the most encouraging words.  People emailed that I never even knew visited this blog.  I am touched beyond words.  So I will stop and say a very sincere, "Thank You."

I apologize for taking this long to get to the...
Winner of the He IS Able Card of the Week!
The Winner from this Past Wednesday's Random Drawing is...
The Incredible Amy Johnson!

Congratulations Amy!  Amy has a beautiful blog named Amy's Creative Pursuits.  Stop by and congratulate her!    We are so happy to have you join the people who have already won the He IS Able Card of the Week!  Please email me your mailing address before next Tuesday evening at 8pm Eastern Time.  My email is on the side bar.  You will receive that gorgeous card by ravengirl of SCS aka Toni!  She really made a beautiful card!  You can see it on the side bar!  You will also receive another envelope to mail it right out, and postage.  (If for some reason you do not want to receive this card, simply don't send your address. No pressure!  I am trying to make this as simple as can be for everyone!)  Anyone who leaves a comment from Wednesday the 15th through Tuesday the 21st at 8pm, will be automatically eligible to receive this week's "Card of the Week," through a random drawing!

There were so many words of wisdom...they are there for any one to read and know, in the event that you find yourself in turmoil. 
Please read Amy Johnson's comment:

I never consider any paper-crafting blog as 'bragging', I share my artwork on a blog for two reasons: 1) I work for on-line digital companies and they give me images for FREE under the condition that I post pictures of what I create with their images on my blog. and 2) to inspire others and give them ideas. I read hundreds of paper crafting blogs a day, I love to see what other people create and hopefully learn from them. As far as posting awards or blinkies, I don't think I've ever done that. Every now and then I might mention that I won something, but that's it. But I don't see anything wrong with it. The bible does say we should 'rejoice' with each other's good news!  September 13, 2010 10:14 AM

Now, Everyone please take a look at this week's fantastic card.  I am not sure if the card-maker/donor wants to remain anonymous or not.  I hope not, because I really want to share some loving words about her!  I need to check before I announce,, take a look at that card. Great News!  I asked, and she left it up to me to use her name or not!  The maker of this beautiful card, is someone that I met in a fun and interesting way.  She is truly a generous and loving person, she always has the most wonderful blessings to share right on the tip of her tongue.  And, she doesn't hold back telling you how much she cares for you, or thinks of you.  She is the beautiful Pat SmethersThis card is so nicely designed, the colors are deep purples and greens and ivory and just like Pat, this card really gives the Glory to God, by using His Word as the focal point.  I LOVE this card! And, I now have a much deeper appreciation for those Words.
Cards By Traci
I am listing these cards in any order.  I want to share what I have been up to during the night (mostly.)  The cards may not have Scriptures on it, but I thank the Dear Lord Jesus for allowing me to have a hobby, where I can  still make cards, and use these cards to fulfill the He IS Able Mission Statement:

He IS Able:  Sharing His Love, His Word, His Gift of Salvation
through Card Give-Aways!

I made this card for the ODBD (Our Daily Bread Designs) challenge and the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week.  The ODBD Shine The Light Challenge challenged us to "Sparkle."  I had so much fun coloring in this tulip stamp's image with different color Stickles.  My nieces will love it! The butterfly even has Stickles on it!  I stamped that "Rejoice!" stamp with the sun in the top corner, because I wanted to remind everyone to do that...REJOICE!  After the week I was having!

As far as the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, they (SSIC) challenged us to either really stitch something, or faux stitch.  Well, I faux stitch a lot.  I decided to give it a try.  My husband had some twine, but it wouldn't fit through a sewing needle's eye...and I took it apart.  I ended up with three VERY wavy threads.  I stitched as straight as I could.  You can't tell now.  I like the card.  It is very alive!

This card was made for The Play Date Cafe Challenge! (PDCC)  I love their challenges!  They show some very interesting photos with different colors in company names for specific item requirements or anything...and you are to use those colors in your card or item.  This week we were challenged to use:  Black and White AND A SPLASH! of either pink, gold, or copper.  I chose this fabric or trees that look like they are from my Grandparent's yard in Connecticut, and took copper Stickles and touched just a few of the leaves...for we were to only use a SPLASH! of the color choice.  My leaves were shimmering in the sun...I have not worked with primarily fabric on card stock before.  I like the look.  I didn't like finding the right adhesive for it!  New colors are already being displayed!

I colored this when we were on our 17 Day Car Trip in July!  I stamped out about 1,000 images...put them into a plastic container... and used water color pencils and markers to color in the that if I needed to make a card quickly, I could!  So, this week, I came across this colored image, and made a card out of it.  I am working on my bows.  I have the Bow Easy.  But, I never know how much ribbon to cut!  Anyone know?  I put that  glittery card stock little owl in the corner.  I NEVER use my card stock...I have 5 drawers of card I tried it.  It is glittery--which Dave really dislikes on cards.  "Too Flashy."  I told him, he doesn't have to use any glittery card stock if he ever makes cards with me!  lol  What do you do with your pre-prepared card stock images? Have a flashier background?  What else?  I could use the advice!  (If you don't mind sharing it!)

This notebook has been changed up for someone I love.  Her favorite colors are neon green and purple.  She is quite the stamper herself!  I curled neon green and purple curling ribbon on every spiral.  I covered the front and back with the purple heart paper that I have had for 20+ years, and added the neon green on top.  I used a glitter glue on the dots on the side.  They made nice big thick bubbles when I put them on.  I thought they would stay that way.  It was as if they just deflated and  stayed the same size!  I colored one of my favorite stamped images on the cover...and left her plenty of doodle room.  The inside is lined in the neon green, and has an envelope set into the paper, so she can put things in there without losing them.  I think she will love it!  She may even put photos of her art in it!  I will share her art some time.  She is amazing.

Here is a close up of the stamped image: 

This is my first all copics coloring!  I used 4 shades of purple, 3 shades of green, the very thin 0.1 copic black multiliner to make the teeny-tiny dots show up better.  I am trying to practice shading and highlighting.  Slowly but surely, I am getting it.

I thank you so much for being here today.  If you like the blog, please invite your friends and family to visit.  Please consider sharing your Testimony or Favorite Scripture and Why it is your favorite here on the blog. Contact me if you have any questions.  I'll walk you through it, or just email it to me.  Trust me, it will touch the hearts and lives of others!  Let's get His Word out to everyone we know...even if it is one person at a time!
Goal before Monday!  Have 50 "Google Followers!"

NEW CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY!  Please bring your friends!  It will be fun!

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. Lovely array of cards. My favorite is the black and white card!

  2. Good morning Traci;
    all of these are just lovely and my fav also is the black and white. lovely job on the copic coloring :)

  3. Traci you have been busy.. I love all the cards and I agree with what Amy said.. I love that Pat Smethers too..:)


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