Thinking of You, and more

We are on the last Wednesday of the first month in 2015. Time flies so fast and I feel like still so many things to catch up with family, house work and ministry. But I trust in the One who gives me the strength to do what He has called me to do. I trust in Christ Jesus.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

(Philippians 4:13, NLT)

I hope this truth speaks to you as well, especially when you start to feel overwhelmed by so many things you need to do. We always can find the strength God has provided for us through His son.

Sometimes, we just need to take a break. On my “break time” today, I had a chance to play with the new Neat and Tangled stamp set, Paper Cut Flowers. You wanna check out their blog for gorgeous inspirations done by the design team.

I had fun creating cards with Neat and Tangled new stamp, Paper Cut Flower. Stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment, then added watercolor for the background. Finished it with some gold sequins and twine. Please visit http://helengullett.com/?p=6459 for detail how I made this card.

I went with clean and simple with this card. On a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment, and then added watercolor for the background. You can let it sit to dry or dry it using craft heater for faster drying. To finish the card, I added some gold sequins and twine.

Over Simon Says Stamp blog today is the Work It Wednesday first challenge of the year. They challenge us to create anything “NEW” – new product, new technique, etc. Since I create this card using Neat and Tangled new product, I link this up there :)

But I cannot stop thinking what else I can create using this pretty petals. So, I made one card :) This time I am inspired by one of the Neat and Tangled DT member, Miriam Prantner. She shared on the Neat and Tangled blog a beautiful card using this Paper Cut Flowers stamp set.

And here’s my card:

I had fun creating cards with Neat and Tangled new stamp, Paper Cut Flower. Stamped & heat embossed both flower & sentiment (on a piece of vellum), then added watercolor for the background. Finished it with some silver sequins and clear sparkles. Please visit http://helengullett.com/?p=6459 for detail how I made this card.

The background I creating using the technique I learned from Catherine Pooler on her YouTube video tutorial how to create Batik Background. It is a fun technique, messy but turn out pretty :)

And this card I link up at Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes this week.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you like these cards :)

Supplies:

  • Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers stamp set
  • Strathmore Watercolor paper (Walmart)
  • Watercolor paint (Target)
  • DCWV Glitter Metallics Matstack (Archivers)
  • 4.24 x 5.5 card and 5.75 Square card (HobbyLobby)
  • Bazill Vellum Paper (Archivers)
  • CTMH Exclusive Ink Pads: Lagoon, Pacifica, Twilight (retired)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (CTMH store)
  • Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH store)
  • Zing! Black Opaque Finish Embossing Powder (AC Moore)
  • My Acrylix Blocks 3 x 3, 1 x 3 1/2 (CTMH store)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH store)
  • Gold Sequins (assortment pack from Walmart)
  • Silver Sequins (CTMH store)
  • Clear Sparkles assortment (CTMH store)
  • Gold & White Baker’s Twine (Pick Your Plum)
  • Scallop Border Punch (CTMH store)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (ek Tools)
  • Adhesive runner & 3D Foam Tape

Warm Wishes

Today I am sharing my project with Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge, Warm & Cozy.

The first thing pop up in my mind when I read the theme of this challenge was mittens. Last week free cutting file at Silhouette Design Store was these cute pair of mittens.

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I used Lori Whitlock’s pennant card base for the front card. Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I created the top layer of the pennant.

First I weld both mittens, then I dragged them in the middle of the pennant. Then Cut. This is how it looks when I sent it to cut:

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I added some stitching at the top border, Silver Shimmer and sentiment. And I added the mittens using 3D Foam tape to give some fun dimensional looking :) And I save the hearts from the mitten for other project.

Warm Wishes - SOUS DC Challenge

I hope you’ll like my card and join Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge this week. You can use any die cut machine you have to create any kind of projects that show us your interpretation of this week theme, WARM & COZY. You have until Thursday, 2/5/2015 by midnight to link up your project HERE.

THANK YOU for visiting today :)

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Double Happy Birthday For Her

Do you like Birthday party? I do :) and today I join 2 birthday parties at The Stamp Nation and Winnie & Walter. I made 2 cards for both birthdays.

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My first card is inspired by Kristis Goulet‘s card on the SN forum. I love how she keeps it clean and simple with cute flowers. I link up this card at The Stamp Nation, Birthday Bash – Card for Her and Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash, CAS + Freestyle Collage Technique Challenge

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Supplies I used on my card:

The second card is inspired by a One Layer Card video tutorial by Maureen Merritt at The Stamp Nation Birthday Bash Forum. And this card is also I link up at Winnie & Walter 1st Bash, One Challenge with Shay.

Have An Amazing Birthday

Maureen’s tip to give some scoring lines on the card to give some texture is very creative! I love how it turn out :) Click here to watch her video tutorial, you’ll love it!

Supplies for this card:

THANKS for visiting!

Project Life App

Becky Higgins introduced Project Life to scrapbooking world and it is just an amazing idea of telling stories through pictures and journaling, just so neat :) It is a way of creating layout using plastic pockets for pictures and journaling cards.

There is also digital pocket layouts I saw from several digital scrapbooking designers’ stores. And then a few months ago, Becky Higgins launched her Project Life App that can be use on phone and tablets.

This is just an amazing app because we can scrap our memories right away using the app to create layouts. What I like from this app is that I can scrap pictures I take with my phone and save then in 12×12 or 8×8 size. The resolution is great for printing.

So, I decided to try last month and just love it! Here are my first 5 layouts I created using Project Life App:

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Do you scrapbook? Which one do you like: traditional or digital scrapbooking?

HelloMornings Week 2 and National Handwriting Day

Do you know that today is National Handwriting Day here in the States? I found out from social media today. I am encouraged and inspired by a lot of people I follow on Instagram.

And I wouls like to share with you one of my simple handwriting. This is my take away of this week 2 study with HelloMornings challenge.

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I am loving this new way of journaling God’s word. On a Facebook group, Journaling Bible Comunnity, I am thankful for a lot crafty friends who inspire me to learn more and illustrate our faith creatively. My oldest daughter is learning to do the same with her own journal, too :)

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If you are on Instagram, search for hashtag #nationalhandwritingday and you’ll find a lot of creative handwring.

Do you write journal?

Hello Friend

Masculine card has been always a challenge for me. This is a card I made today turn out to be more masculine style than I was planning to be :)

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I picked kraft cardstock as the base card, wanna have similar ink color for the border and black for sentiment. But I tried gold for the sentimen and turned out monochromatic. Love it :)

I bought Winnie & Walter – V for Chevron stamp set last year and had not any time to play with it yet. But today, I had so much fun creating this monochrome card.

First I stamped the chevron with Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Pad multiple time creating the bottom and above borders. And then I heat embossed the sentiment from Winnie & Walter – The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set. I mixed the Gold embossing powder (CTMH) with Clear Glitter embossing powder (Whisper, I got it from AC Moore).

I link up my card at 3 amazing challenges:

Darnell’s NBUS Challenge. This is one fun challenge, just perfect for me (and you, too) who have TONS of Never-Before-Used-Schtuff lying around screaming to be used :)

Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash. It is a one month long celebration! Today, I join the One Challenge with Shay.

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And The Stamp Nation 4th Birthday Bash – Clean and Simple Masculine Card. Catherine has created an amazing card for inspiration on the forum!

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5 Minutes Monday: Accelerating Bible Translation Globally

“The authority for and ownership of all aspects of the process of Bible translation are returning to the global Church. This foundational transition affects every aspect of Bible translation.” (Tim Jore of Distant Shores Media and Wycliffe Associates)

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When it comes to getting the Word of God into the hands of those still waiting to hear and understand, it is something that cannot be done alone. It takes a team of people working together. That’s where you come in . . .

Since 1967, Wycliffe Associates has given people like you the opportunity to partner in Bible translation efforts worldwide. Today, you can support crucial work in Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia. Whatever part of the world calls to your heart, there’s a role for you to play in Bible translation.

By partnering with national translators, we can help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that we are communicating God’s Word accurately—and powerfully.

Wycliffe Associates walk side by side with national translators to provide these dedicated nationals the training, technology resources, and support they need to speed translation efforts to help their language groups hear God’s voice speak personally to them. This organization also exist for you if you wanna make a difference and impact people live by investing:

  • Your skill, experiences and time as volunteers. If you have been praying an opportunity to serve, see how you can serve together with this amazing organization here.
  • Your financial donation. You can help support the works of Bible translations by giving a gift to Wycliffe Associates. This gift will be a great blessings to those who live remotely.

Wycliffe Associates accelerates Bible translation in these additional areas:

We are serving with Wycliffe Associates since Fall 2014 as supported staffs. My husband serves as IT / Accounting for SEA* and I serve as the volunteer coordinator and liaison between the organization and the national organizations, churches and missionaries. We are raising support to go serving for long term. You can find us here. This summer, we plan to go visiting for couple of months to see families and also helping with couple projects in the country. Would you please pray for this? If you want know more details, please feel free to contact me personal through email.

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Distant Shores Media use modern technology to equip and help the global Church to make disciples of every people group. They provide open discipleship resources for every church to use to share the Good News like Open Bible Stories.

They also working together with entire global church through Door 43 translation platform to bring the Good News.

Why do they do it? It is because everyone should have God’s word and adequate discipleship resources in their own languages, for FREE.

In my own experiences in my home country, we do not have adequate discipleship resources in languages the people can understand better than the National language and English. And the need of translating God’s word in each needed language is very high. So far that we know it is at least 400+ languages that need translation of the Gospel.

Both of these organizations are partners in Bible Translation works by partnering with national translators, they help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that we are communicating God’s Word accurately—and powerfully.

They have a project called The unfolding Word. It is an open-licensed Biblical stories, translation training respirces and open-source tools that enable the global Church to do whatever is needed to accelerate the task of translating the Bible into every language.

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We read this stories with our kids at home. Our 5 years old daughter can read the stories by herself now. This is FREE resources for you, your families and churches. This is a new tool for bringing the God’s word to the local people’s languages where you planting the church. Part of my assignment is also to help with this project, for now I am working remotely from home to work with a national organization that translating the stories into the national language so that the national translators can use the stories and translate them into each of their people group language. One that is amazing about this resources (beside they are FREE), the national translators can use is offline. They can share the Good News right away with their people as soon as their done translating it.

If you would like to know more about this ministry and “Gospel-sharing” tool, you can visit the website here. And over there, you can download the app to read the Bible Stories with your family, and feel free to use this tool to share the Gospel with those who need it.

Together we can end the Bible poverty and spiritual famine in all around the world with obeying His great commandment and take action by living put loud God’s calling to each of us.

WOULD YOU JOIN US TODAY IN PRAYER FOR 5 MINUTES FOR THIS MINISTRY?