Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like....

Yes indeedy, Spring weather has come to northern California! At least for the last two days... we'll see if it makes it through the first week in April. We are notorious for prolonging winter here, just when we've seen the last... bam! Here comes a cold front to make us pull out the heavy jacket, perhaps this year will be different!

So since we are "thinking" Spring here is a card I made for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. Here is the challenge requirements: This week the challenge team is challenging you to Think Spring and New Life- Since this is the first day of Spring, create something for spring using Spring colors, sentiments and images portraying New Life. (perfect time for an Easter Creation being that we are new creatures in Christ).


What better verses than those in John chapter 3 that speak of being born again, new life spiritually! What a wonderful hope we have in Christ. He died so that we might have life through His resurrection.

Here is my ingredients to my card:
Stamp: ODBD, Confirmation & Baptism verses
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle double-sided; Vellum (Paper Accents); card base is from DCWV;
Ink: Pallette, black
Embellishments: flower & button from Making Memories (I altered the flower by using Glimmer Mist, marshmallow and the button I colored with Copic YG67 and YG11 to get the color I wanted); adhesive pearls, Creative Charms
Tools: Border punch, Fiskars; Corner Rounder, EK Success; Butterfly punch, Marvy Uchida
Scissors, Cutterbee (to cut out half the large butterfly)

I'M SO EXCITED TO SHARE THAT I ALSO WON A SET OF STAMPS FROM OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THEIR BLOG HOP THIS WEEK!! I'm so thrilled, they have some wonderful stamps! Not only are they excellent quality but I love the fact that they are Christian-based and perfect for sharing an encouraging word or expressing our faith. Thank you Kelley!! Also I would encourage YOU ALL to check out their design teams work. Each one is incredible! Definitely the WOW factor!



  1. WOW, Natalie, this is such a gorgeous card!!! I absolutely love your choice of scripture and those butterflies....awesome (I love butterflies ;D;D) Thanks so much for taking the time and playing along with us this week in our Shining the Light Challenge! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Yeah!!!! Happy dancing for you! Now comes the hard part....which one do you choose? Lovin' the card with a butterfly. It shouts spring from the color to the flowers.

    Once again, congratulations on your big ODBD score!!

  3. Natalie your card is gorgeous!! Congrats on winning a stamps set from ODBD.

  4. Congrats on your win of ODBD stamps for the hop Natalie!! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

    This card is stunning! I love your choice of scripture, your colors, the layout, the butterflies and all the sparkle!! Very springy indeed. Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!

  5. Hi Natalie! Congratulations on winning!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Your spring card is beautiful! I love that verse!!! The soft colors are wonderful! Enjoy your new stamps! Can't wait to see what you make with them!!!

  6. Hello Natalie~ I love the card. Congrats on your win too.
    By the way, I have a beautiful blogger award which awaits your retrieval over on my blog so come & get it. I must warn you though, it comes with a caviat. You must share 10 things about yourself on your blog & also share the award with 10 of your bloggy friends. So 10 things, 10 blogs.
    You up for it?
    Come get it!
    You deserve it!
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  7. Lovely card! Congratulations on winning the set!
    Hugs and smiles

  8. So pretty! Your work is so inspiring!!

  9. So pretty, Natalie! Love the papers and the butterflies...and of course, that powerful verse!!

  10. Great job Natalie, I am so excited that you have won some stamps, now you can play and submit some more of you wonderful creations.