Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Delightful friends and family!!
It's been a couple of weeks since posting here, summer fun is keeping me busy with the grandkids and my oldest daughter's dog (golden retriever, 9 months and 80lbs!), Ruby.  We've been going to the library, walking the dog and just the normal routine of every day is making this summer fly by.  Next week it's a trip to the small local zoo with all four of the grandkiddoes!  I did manage to squeeze in a card for my son-in-law whose birthday is next week.  I was inspired by a card I saw in the Paper Crafts magazine I was perusing at the grocery store yesterday.  I have no idea who made the original card, unfortunately I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't read the fine print and I didn't buy the magazine!  I apologize and thank you for the inspiration whoever you are!!
I'm using Taylored Expressions stamps for this card: Bikes and Trikes (sentiment); Pennant a la Carte with matching die; Kid at Heart (sailboat) and Love Bugs (jar) and matching die.

Paper: Simple Stores (I *heart* Summer collection); Bazzill Card stock
Ink: Ranger Archival (aquamaring); Memento, Tuxedo Black
Colored with Copic Markers:  W00, WO; E43, E84; BG000
Glossy Accents added for dimension to the jar.
3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Score Tape (Sookwang)

I'll be entering the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Celebration
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #91

Thanks so much for coming by, I'll have another card to share soon plus I've been working on another Bible Study/Devotional to share, too.

But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.  1 Thessalonians 2:4 



  1. Fun card, Natalie! Brilliant idea to put a boat in the jar...very clever. We've been super busy with summer fun as well. Tomorrow we are starting our school year, so it will be a normal routine again :)

  2. Natalie,
    I was going to ask how you got it inside the bottle. perhaps I should go to bed. This card is wonderful. the white plank faux boards are a great background.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful work with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Fun card. Love the ship in the jar and the pennants. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

  4. Oh, wow!! What a beautiful card, Natalie! You did really well for not having your glasses on! lol The wood background is fabulous! :o)

  5. This is a fabulous masculine card. I love it and am going to check out TE store very soon. Didn't know she had a jar, I think PT's is too high. It is a beautiful card, I love the colors and your design.

  6. This is a really cool card. Super creative and just adorable, Natalie. Thanks for sharing with us this week. I appreciate you stopping by to share your art in our challenge, and hope you're having a great week.
    God's blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Hi Natalie! This card is adorable :) I love the bunting and the wood background is fantastic. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it's always a delight to hear from you. May you have a blessed week.

    Hugs to you!

  8. This is fantastic Natalie! I love the ship in the jar and the background paper! So glad that you're enjoying time with your family this summer! Have a beautiful day!

  9. Awww, this is really Darling Natalie!! Love the ship in the jar and the glossy accents looks Fabulous!! Love those Awesome Simple stories dp's too! ;-)


  10. Such a bright cheery card. Love the pennants and those wooden planks in the background. Love the glossy accents on the jar too !

  11. This is such a cute image. Love the background paper you chose as well as all the other elements you included. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you join us for our new Challenge starting today and to download our new free scripture Word Art. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  12. What an absolutely adorable card! I love the way you used the jar for something different and the colors in the banners are really fun :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  13. Love this idea Natalie and you did such a terrific job. Just beautiful.