Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Old Pump


"The God who lives forever is your safe place.

His arms are always under you..."

Deuteronomy 33:27a NLV

Our second challenge at Twist of Faith is "comfort." Your card creation is to offer comfort in some manner...the above scripture is for inspiration only. Please use any scripture or quote that offers a message of our theme... comfort. Remember, you do not have to use a Bible verse, but it must be positive, uplifting, and theme appropriate.

Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place! Our random prize winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Beccy. We're thrilled to have her beautiful hand drawn images grace our pages ... they are created by Beccy Muir...

My card this week uses Beccys image, "Old Well." The image conjures up several memories for me, but one specifically is dear. My great grandparents on my mother's side owned a huge farm. It was a gathering place for family during holidays and often weekends during the summers. There was an old, workng pump like the one in my image near the back door. Summers in Georgia can be hot, and I do remember us children gathering around the pump during the day refreshing ourselves from hard play. Someone (usually one of the older kids) would prime the pump and work the handle while the others drank. Then someone would switch off so the pumper could take their turn to drink. I remember cupping my hands together to catch the deliciously cool, refreshing water and drinking my fill. Our thirsts were quenched, and we were ready to contnue playing.

When my soul is thirsty, the words and promises of our Lord are like the water pump. The faithful are not without sorrow or trials, but I am positive that if I prime the pump through my faith and prayers, He will provide refreshing "water" to quench my thirst.

On to my card -- I have printed my image to Cryogen card and colored it with Copic markers. My base card is brown kraft card, and all matting is done with black card. The DPs are from a 6x6" pad called Lost & Found Two, "Sunshine."  My black and white ribbon is by Offray. My Bible verse, Jeremiah 31:11-13, is computer generated and printed to white card.

We hope that you will discover our new challenge blog, Twist of Faith, and will be inclined to create a positive and comforting card that you will share with us. The DT cards there this week are absolutely beautiful and full of  inspiration.

God bless.


http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ - Male
http://ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Digital stamp
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://digidarlas.blogspot.com/ - Sympathy
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Ribbon
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes


  1. Love your card and loved reading your memory on the old well pump! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week...I too choose this image to color and work with!

  2. This is gorgeous love the image and design.xxx

  3. Beautiful layers and colouring and verse all bring about the treasure of your memories. Also knowing that the Lord is the one who gives the Living Water that brings Salvation!

  4. Oh, Jenee.....this is such a peaceful, happy scene. I love the layout, and the papers you chose to use frame this beautiful image so well. And what a wonderful memory to have! Your choice of scripture is perfect for this creation....well done!

  5. A beautiful card, Jenee. We didn't have a pump outside, but one that we used for our "running" water at the sink at the cottage i grew up at. I always wondered why it had to be primed...that probably has a "message" to it too. :)

  6. Gorgeous card i love the image and its coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

  7. This is such a beautiful card!! I love the DP's, the layers,and the image and Scripture!!

  8. oh so beautiful! Totally love the fabulous layout and all the wonderful layers!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Beautiful card! Love the Scripture!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge this week!!
    Lisa O

  10. Your card is beautiful Jenee and I love the story behind your choice of image!

    ♥ Laura C.

  11. Hi Jenee
    A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at BEARLY MINE CHALLENGES
    Hugs Dianne xx

  12. This is a lovely design thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  13. Thank you for sharing your memory with us! What a beautiful card and that image is just perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  14. Your card is simply marvelous!! Love the colors and all of the layers and how you arranged it! Thanks so much for showing us at Digi Darla's this week!!

  15. Fabulous card. Love your image and you did an awesome job with your background. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. I love seeing your creation and good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  16. You and Dawn created some awesome cards with this image!

  17. PS I forgot to thank-you for sharing it with us at Digi Darla's. LOL!

  18. What a really beautiful card, love the coloring! Thanks for playing with us a Digi Darla's!

  19. So sweet card! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!

  20. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  21. Gorgeous, Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge