Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For Loretta

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 
In all her interactions at Christian Paper Crafts, this week’s Wednesday CASE artist demonstrates a gentle, peaceful spirit and a heart filled with love for the Lord, anchored firmly by faith in the solid rock: our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. From her love of ballet to the soothing colors in her paper crafting works of art, the evidence of the grace in her life abounds. Take a look through the gallery of Lorettagrace and you will see just what I mean.

Loreta Grace O’Neill also has a playful streak! She says her kids start laughing when she digs out her old LPs and does her dusting to a 1980’s dance beat! Though a relative newcomer to the world of blogs, boards, forums and galleries, she’s made her way around quite well to the delight and surprise of her tech savvy offspring!

Loretta has “one son, one daughter, one husband and one Savior.” She says, “When I am not gluing bits of paper together, I enjoy cross-stitch, rose gardening and taking care of my home and family. I also like ballet.” Her parents and their families are Polish and were taken as Prisoners of War (POWs) in Europe during World War II. Loretta grew up in the United States hearing them reminisce about the homes they would never again see. She is thankful to the Lord for His mercies in bringing them all to the United States.


Join with us in celebrating the Lord's gift of Lorettagrace to Christian Paper Crafts. Take a look through the her gallery and create a card or project inspired by what you see there. Be sure not to copy exactly: make it your own! When uploading your card or project to the Christian Paper Crafts gallery, please use the keyword WCA103 (no spaces or commas). When posting anywhere else online, please use the keyword CPC-WCA103. Have a blessed day!

Created for the Wednesday, May 11 Christian Paper Crafts Case Artist Challenge featuring Lorettagrace. I just loved Loretta's soft, soothing style so wanted to be sure and capture that in the colors and feel of the card I crafted. Thought not as bright, it uses the same basic colors Jennipher selected for this week's CPC Color Monday Challenge 107 and is based on Gloria's CPC Sketch Tuesday 103 layout.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 7
Card Stock: Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White
Designer Paper: SU Bella Birds
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Color Spot Dusty Blue
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Sizzlit Scallop Oval Die, Spellbinders Nestability and Borderabilities, Paper Rose, Ribon, Smooch Spray, Memory Mates embelishment, SU Tulip Frames EF
Technique: Stamping, Embossing, Die Cutting, Sponging
Other Challenges: Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #88


  1. Elegant, soft and honored our dear sister with your write up and this lovely card :0)

  2. Jan, wow, this is such a beautiful and detail folled card....breathtaking!! I love those little special touches you've added and how wonderfully it all makes this wonderful scripture pop!! Thanks for joining us this week over at SSIC!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. Hello Jan Marie - your card is divine! The colours, embossing and sponging all come together so beautifully - Love it! Thank you we playing along with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we appreciate your support and always love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  4. Congratulations on being a "shining star" this week with this beautiful card!!

  5. Congrats on being a "shining star" this week too with Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Lovely card!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!