Wednesday, January 5, 2011

*You're Sew Special*

Hello and don't fall off your chair from shock - I'm posting again this week!!

If you remember I mentioned that I wanted to be more consistent in writing and since Christmas and New Year's is behind me I can focus on that a bit more. Although today was not the greatest. Our darling little granddaughter Addy is sick with a fever and a nasty cough. And if Addy isn't happy then nobody is going to be happy!! I think she's practicing for when she is the "queen of the house" right now she is only in princess status. It is so true though, it's the woman who controls the "thermostat" of the home! So ladies let's remember to walk in the Spirit and not after the flesh. We will be in a much better mindset (strive to have the mind of Christ), if we remember that and our families will be much happier as well. Nothing is worse than a cranky momma! Even the Bible has something to say about that in the book of Proverbs. (check it out in Proverbs 14:1 21:9, 19 and my all time favorite Proverbs 27:15). Just know I'm sharing this in "love" I promise (!) and I'm still learning these things myself. It's good to be reminded :-)

Be sure and check out Gloria's fantastic sketch at the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog! She is quite the crafter, you'll find her name and link to her blog on the sidebar we serve on the Design Team together at CPC. I wanted to post the sketch (CPC-ST-90) but for some reason it's teeny tiny when I uploaded it. So, I deleted it, but I did follow it almost exactly.

A few months ago I bought a digital set from Two Peas in a Bucket called Sew Crafty and here are two of the elements (image and sentiment). It's originally from the Hero Arts line. I colored it with my Copic markers and the papers are Basic Grey (design paper) Neenah bright white card stock and Bazzill, gray and blue card stock. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the button is from Foofala Buttons in a Bag. The ric rak at the bottom is an EK Success border punch called Zig Zag Stitching and I repeated it. I also ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix folder called Starry Night (coordinating with the Basic Grey paper). The finished card is 6"by 6".

Good night everyone! It's way past my bedtime and I'm expecting the grandbabies in the morning. Don't forget you are a delight to me and very *special* God bless!

Please remember the following in your prayers:
I don't have to go into details, the Lord knows. Thank you!



  1. Nice cards and nice pics...I've got a lot to learn with the whole camera thing.

  2. Natalie what a great post and yes you were sharing in love. I felt it. Also, I love this image and your card. It is absolutely the best. Thanks for sharing. Hoping that Addy is feeling better.

  3. I love this card, of course being someone who loves to sew, that's only natural. I like the layout, may have to try that one.

    Sorry to hear the little ones are sick. I hope it passes without others catching it.

    Thanks for your continued prayers.