Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Swirlydoos Second Reveal!

Hello all! I'm still creating with the fabulous Swirlydoos' March kit,Salutations.
Here is a layout featuring my beautiful scrappy friend, Laura Gilhuly.

One of the wonderful things about scrapbooking is the opportunity to connect with people you would never have met in daily circumstances. I met Laura when we were on a DT together 2 1/2 years ago and we have been great friends since. While we have yet to meet in person, since we live about 10 hours and a country apart, I consider Laura to be one of my closet friends. I have used the Prima tags to jot some thoughts to her.
Everything on this page is from the kit and add-ons except for a few flowers and ribbon from my stash.
I used lots of misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels. The Prima wood fireflies were treated with Rub n' Buff in Patina,then shaded with Quick Quotes ink in Bloody Mary.
 As usual,I added lots of texture paste,stamping and distressing to add dimension and depth.

My last project is a canvas inspired by the Casting Crown's song, "Let Me Dream For You"

First, I modpodged the beautiful damask paper with the music sheet as an overlay. I added a layer of texture paste with Diamond Dust sprinkled on before it dried. The frame is a Michael's Dollar Bin find and the doily and lace are from my stash. All the tags and chipboard elements in the kit make layering so easy!

The Salutations kit is sold out but you can still snag some of the Add-ons here.

I was fortunate enough to attend a Casting Crown's concert on my 10th Anniversary and it was such a powerful night of praise and prayer. One song,"Let Me Dream For You," really spoke to my heart about having the faith not to limit yourself and to be open to the plans God has for you. 

Take a listen:

Here are the Lyrics:

Hey, David, I hear you've been dreaming
About being a big time shepherd some day
You're gonna prove your brothers wrong
You're gonna sing your shepherd songs
To the cattle on a thousand hills
But I've been thinking..

I'm having trouble with a giant down the road
You're the one who's going to face him toe to toe
Wipe that grin right off his face
And whip this army into shape
I'm going to turn the nation back to Me
And David, you're right about one thing
Your little shepherd songs are going to make the whole world sing
And I'm gonna make you king!

So come on, let Me dream, let Me dream for you
I am strong when you're weak and I'll carry you
So let go of your plan, be caught by My hand
I'll show you what I can do
When I dream for you
I have a dream for you

Hey Mary, I've heard you've been dreaming
Making plans for your big wedding day
You and Joseph are gonna be
The picture perfect family
Maybe a couple of kids down the road
But I've been thinking..

Even before time began
I had a picture perfect plan
Of how to save this broken world
Through the life of just one man
I'm gonna send my only Son
And Mary, you're the one
You were right about one thing
You're gonna have that family
And you're gonna raise a King!

I'm stronger than you think I am
I'll take you farther than you think you can
You sing and call me Great I Am
So take your stand!
My child, if you only knew
All the plans that I have for you
Just trust me, I will follow through
You can follow Me..

Have a wonderful day!


Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, Tracey - this is absolutely STUNNING! Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. I hope all is well with you. Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday

trisha too said...

Wonderful, Tracey!


Carole Robb Bisson said...

I am a fan of flowers, tags , dragonfly's and friends. You seem to have it all on this very touching 'tribute' scrapbook page.
The music page is fantastic as well. very clever idea with the diamond dust in the wet texture paste. Sheet music is my other all time favorite. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fantastic, artsy LO and gorgeous canvas! Once again, you've worked your magic! Hugs!

Jo Ann said...

Your card is so gorgeous...Love the many layers as well as the load of embellishments. The distressed papers are just so beautiful! We are so blessed with your wonderful project and hope you join us again in this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share this verse with you in Luke 1:37 which says, "For no word from God will ever fail." God bless, always!