Archive for January, 2012

Layers of Colors News Update!


Layers of Color News Update

Good news and exciting things stirring here! On this CHA weekend I had expected to be able to share with you the name of the stamp company that will be carrying Nina and my new stamps…but we’ve had a wee little delay in the announcement. However, this actually works out in our favor as now our new line will be surrounded by the traditional fanfare that this company is known for! So please hang in there with us just a smidge longer and soon we’ll have not only the name to share, but sneak peeks of our latest stamps!

Meanwhile at CHA…Nina Brackett has been branded with Spellbinders and has her own NinaBDesigns die template line!! Her work has been my favorite and so all of us fans are so thrilled with this news! Congratulations, Nina! Nina also has some bling designs being released with Want2Scrap! Nina’s talents continue to shine and light up our creative world!

In light of the delay Layers of Color will keep the doors open with HUGE sales going on for one last week! Once we close, many of the stamps will not be available again, so now is the time to stock up for yourself and to get great gifts for your crafty friends! Afterwards Layers of Color website will remain live, without any products for a while with links to the new company and new products. I’m in the process of building the new site! I’ll keep you informed!

You are going to LOVE, love, love our next new release! We can hardly wait to share it all with you!!


Faith Art Friday ~ Living by Faith


Today I share a piece of my heart as I pray for loved ones who are struggling with fear and depression because of not living by faith. My prayer is that God uses these words to give them, (and perhaps you), an abundance of faith and freedom!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1

This verse has sustained me through my darkest days, when my future looked bleak and my fears wanted to drown me in hopelessness and self-pity. This verse is TRUTH and guidance from God. Living by faith can only happen when you transform your mind to the truth and open the eyes of your heart to the biblical WORD, and when you refuse to fear and instead fully submit to trusting God. When you let go of the dark selfishness of self-pity and replace it with the living light of Jesus Christ, you are living by faith!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrew 11:1

NOW…faith is right NOW, not was, or shall be, it is right now. Immediately start living by faith! Constantly and actively live by faith!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

SURE…faith is full confidence in God. Live in complete and total trust that God is who He says He is, taking God for His Word!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

HOPE…hope is expectation of something better. Living in hope is not living in fear, but living in faith. Push those fears aside and take every thought captive, filling your mind with all things positive, beautiful, and of God!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

CERTAIN of what we do not see…being positive about something that is not visible at the moment. Live as if you can see God standing by your side! Remember God’s great love for you and know without a shadow of a doubt that His plans are for your ultimate good!

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.

For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:18

When you live by faith, you are overcome with PEACE, not anxiety. You are either living by faith, or living by fear, living by faith or living by sight.

Living by faith means you are not just leaning heavily on the Lord, but you are submitting every possible outcome completely to Him. No matter what happens, you are CONFIDENT that the Lord still loves you and He will give you what you need to get through it.  Be SURE that He will be there with you and you will grow closer to Him as you endure. Know that if  things become difficult and you overcome, your Lord will show you how you can use your testimony to encourage someone in the same situation. It is not unimportant. It will not go unused or come back empty. It is all valuable and an asset if you give it to God and let Him show you His greater purpose. Read His Word and let it show you how to live by faith. If we are saved, faith is the only way for us to live!

  • Faith is real. It is Christ alive in us! It is freedom from the chains of self-pity, fear, envy, jealousy, anger, addiction, unhealthy living, depression and a stagnant life.

“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5

  • Faith is receiving. Faith is giving all. Living by faith means resting in God while He does the work. “Faith is the rope tied to the bucket of reality, dipping itself into the fullness of God.” Lester Roloff
  • Faith is the power to overcome, the key to joy, and a gift to treasure.
  • Living by faith is a testimony for others, the bible alive and living, and glorifies God. Faith is seeing the unseen, believing the Word, and taking the steps that prove faith.

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6.

  • Living by faith is victory, healing, endurance and a greater purpose.
  • Faith produces the fruits of righteousness. Living by faith proves that God is sufficient. Walking in faith is pleasing to God, and the path to salvation & Heaven!

The way to live by faith is to look at Him who lived by faith. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Keep your eyes on Him,

“who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,

and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

I have seen and experienced first hand, faith in action. This transforming and powerful gift is free, and is your key to freedom, peace and the deepest joy! Receive it. Give it all to Him. Live by faith! This is my prayer for you.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,

according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

All glory to God,


Four New Dies Revealed!


I’m thrilled to announce that Spellbinders Paper Arts has revealed four more of my die template designs! I praise the Lord for this wonderful opportunity to share the talents He has given me and to work on this creative project with my best friend and husband, Mark. Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Honey!

It’s exciting to see my drawings become dies and very special to see what Spellbinders creative designers make with them!

S5-076 Tea Service, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Tea pot: 3 5/8 x 2 1/4″
  • Lid: 1 1/2 x 7/8″
  • Sugar: 1 7/8 x 1 /34″
  • Lid: 1 3/8 x 3/4″
  • Creamer: 2 x 1 3/4″
  • Spoon: 5/8 x 3″
  • Tea Bag: 1 x 5/8″
  • Tea Bag Tag: 3/8 x 1/2″

Please visit Christine Emberson’s blog for inspirational projects with Tea Service die templates!

S5-093 Crosses Two, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  1. ¾ x 1 ¼”
  2. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼”
  3. 1 7/8 x 2 ¾”
  4. 2 7/8 x 4″
  5. 3 ¼ x 4″

Please visit Julie Overby and Becca Feekan’s blogs for inspirational projects with Crosses Two die templates!

SKU Name S5-080 Damask Accents, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Border:  8 5/8 x 1 1/8″
  • Buckle SM:  3/4 x 3/4″ for 1/2″ ribbon
  • Buckle LG:  2 1/4 x 1″ for 1/2″ ribbon
  • Damask:  1 7/8 x 1 3/8″
  • Leaves: 2 x 1″

Sku Name S5-081 Damask Motifs, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Oval 2 1/8 x 1 3/8″
  • Fleur de Lis LG:  1 3/8 x 1″
  • Fleur de Lis SM:  7/8 x 5/8″
  • Corner:  7/8 x 5/8″
  • Square:  1 3/4″
  • Damask SM:  2 1/4 x 2 5/8″
  • Damask LG:  2 3/4 x 3 1/8″

Please visit Holly Simoni’s blog for inspirational projects with Damask Accents and Damask Motifs die templates!


Faith Art Friday ~ The Love of God


This Faith Art Friday is hosted by Linda Lucas

The Love of God

This wonderful passage in the book of Romans speak to us so clearly of the love of God

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,

to them who are the called according to his purpose.

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,

that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.


Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:

and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,

how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again,

who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;

we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,

which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom 8:28-39

It is so easy to lose perspective and lose our understand of the reality and simplicity of the Love of God.  I pray that each one of us will allow this scripture to speak to our spirits and remind us of God’s unfailing and unfathomable LOVE….it has no limits or bounds – it never ceases and knows no end!

“Amazing Love how can it be – that you my King would die for me…”

Chris Tomlin

Linda Lucas


Layers of Color CLEARANCE SALE!


Layers of Color

New Year CLEARANCE SALE!

50% OFF! and FREE Stamp Sets!

Limited Time Offer!

The situation surrounding the clearance sale is an exciting new growth opportunity for Nina Brackett and my careers as a craft product designers! At Winter CHA a major stamp company, (of which we cannot name until then) will be announcing our new position as product designers, along with revealing our new line of stamps! They will be picking up some of the current Layers of Color stamp designs as well as many new exclusive designs (specifics announced at CHA). This new partnership will ensure stability of available product, continued high quality, addition of other product lines and larger exposure of the products we design. So it’s great news for Layers of Color current customers and fans too! We are sure you will be joyously loving all the wonderful new products being designed for your creative journeys in the New Year!

We are praising the Lord for directing our paths, guiding us and our families, and blessing us with a hopeful future! We will joyfully continue to design dies for Spellbinders, with new releases coming soon! And more wonderful news announced at CHA that includes me being part of a brand new design team for a fabulous craft industry leader! Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, we would like to offer deep discounts and free stamp sets as incentives to help us build these dreams for 2012! A limited time offer – they are going fast! We invite you to link arms with us as we head into a promising future for Layers of Color by helping  to spread the word about the sale. Huge transitions like this are never easy, so we treasure your prayers and encouragement as well as your assistance.

Thank you for your support and friendships that have built up Layers of Color and brought us all to this exciting new direction! You have all been a special part of  making it happen! Thank you for continuing to join us on this creative path! Together we are all the lovely colors of Layers of Color!

Grateful hugs and a generous dose of blessings to you,