Friday, April 8, 2011

LOC FAF Heart Song

It is Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color - the time between each Friday just seems to fly doesn't it!!

'A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer
It sings because it has a song'

As I sat in our garden and was enjoying all that comes with the change of season, I was captivated by the birdsong that was echoing through the garden.  I realised that the birds sing in every season,  although some seasons seem to bring a louder song.  I have never heard a bird coming into the garden and complain - they lift their heads and sing from the heart.

'Sing to the LORD, all the world!
Worship the LORD with joy;
come before him with happy songs!'

'Acknowledge that the LORD is God.
 He made us, and we belong to him;
we are his people, we are his flock.
 Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving;
 go into its courts with praise.
 Give thanks to him and praise him.'

'The LORD is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.'
Psa 100:1-5

May our hearts sing with joy, singing a NEW SONG each day !  So often I sing a song of yesterday, I am grateful for yesterdays blessings but want to be sure not to miss those that are for today - I pray our hearts will sing a new song as the Psalmist encourages us, in every circumstance because He is worthy to be praised!

'praise him with songs and shouts of joy!
 Psa 98:4

I have used Layers of Color Delicious Dots, Natural Flourish art stencil, Butterfly Collector, Nature Walk, Flowering Gems art stamp sets, Tim Holtz Die Cut, Kaiser Bling, Martha Stewart Punch

This card is for the following Challenges:
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge - must include butterfly, fairy or angel
Freshly Brewed - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours/Easter
Anything Goes Challenge - Pearls
PaperTake Weekly - Anything Goes + Optional - something new
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers
Crazy Challenge - Just Add Flowers
Mami Doodles - Use a Punch or a Die Cut
Raise the Bar - Cute Little Chicks(birds)
C.R.A.F.T. - Animals/Pets
Craft Us Crazy - Spring/Easter
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything But Square
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Spring has Sprung
Paper Play - Critters Galore

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  1. Hi Linda thanks for your lovely comment on my blog is always gives my confidence a boost to read!!! Loving the birdcage and all the beautiful pearls such a great card love it!!

    I have been in my garden too but to try and put it back into some kind of order!!! My littel wrist and back are hurting know so off shopping!!!

    Have agreat weekend and I hope this fabulous weather keeps up. Love Chanelle xxx

  2. Beautiful card! Love the details and dimensions.


  3. Amen, well said. Your birdcage card is fabulous, Linda!

  4. Love that birdcage with the butterfly perched on top! Thanks for stamping with us at Flutterby Wednesday! :)

  5. Gorgeous card,love the colours.Thanks for playing at DDCC

  6. Wonderful bird cage card, love the flower and butterfly, and the pink gems.

    Thank you for playing along at C.R.A.F.T this week.
    Betty x
    (GD for April at C.R.A.F.T)

  7. Love your bird cage, bird and lovely details! Thanks for playing along with us at RTB!

  8. fantastic card Linda, I just love those Tim Holtz dies, lovely details on your card everywhere and such a gorgeous flower
    thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge

  9. Hi Linda, what a lovely card and I love the words you addes by Maya Angelou. I read all of her books and am always in awe at her wisdom! Thanks you for sharing and joining us at Craft Us Crazy challenges. Hugs, Frea

  10. this is fabulous! I'm very inspired by this! Thanks for playing in our challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week

  11. This card is amazing! love the many layers that you have going between the bird cage & bird. The gems are fun embellishments too! Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  12. Oh Linda this is just beautiful - love the colours and the pearls and all the wee details you have incorporated here.
    Thanks too for your thoughts, and the reminder to keep our eyes on the Lord and thoughts of praise in our hearts.. the singing part is in my mind - if it comes out of my mouth it is not very tuneful ...

  13. Amazing! Love the 3D feel of this card. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  14. What a pretty card Linda!! I just love your colors and design!! Gorgeous layout! What a beautiful take on the No Ribbon challenge at ODBD. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

  15. Wow...this is soooo fantastic! I LOVE that cage...wow is all I can think of to say!! Thanks for joining TSB challenge!

  16. This is a lovely card Linda....I also love all my Tim dies!! Thanks for joining in with our 'critters galore' challenge at Paper Play this week, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, janey x

  17. Such a beautiful card! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  18. Beautiful!!! I love the way the bird's wing is outside the cage... great detail!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! I hope you'll do so again soon!

  19. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  20. Wowza Linda, this is gorgeous!!!!! I was just at the stamp store today and almost bought this very die! What an inspiration. Thanks for joining us at FBD.


  21. Congrats on being picked as a guest Bar-tender for this entry, Linda! I'm just going back and catching up on commenting now so I do apologize for the delay. I love this particular die and I'm so happy you chose to show it off on Raise the Bar!


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