Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunshine and Smiles

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
What a beautiful autumn day I woke up to this morning!!  September and October here on the north coast of California is always such a pretty season.  This verse on the card certainly matched up with today that's for sure!  The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are getting huge, the sunflowers are in bloom and we are having some gorgeous weather to enjoy and it really makes me "stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God!"  I hope you are enjoying your day and considering the glory of God as seen in His beautiful creation.

This is a beautiful digital image and sentiment is from CDS (which is about to close up shop on Sept. 30 so get over there quick!) it is called Sunshine and Smiles.  I love sunflowers and this image was a delight to color! I still consider myself a novice with the Copic Markers but I sure enjoy coloring with them.

 I thought this sentiment from Penny Black Stamps (Friendship) was perfect to coordinate for the inside of the card.
Other Ingredients:
Designer Paper: Simple Stories (Harvest Lane)
Inks: Kodak Printer ink (digi); Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers); Archival Ink (coffee)
Ribbon: United Ribbons seambinding (I dyed it with the Distress inks mentioned above)
Card Stock: Neenah bright white; Bazzill

Thanks for visiting and this card will be entered at 
 Word Art Wednesday #99 Anything Goes 

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40



  1. This card is gorgeous! I love it and I love sunflowers. I love what you did with this image, the fence was a great idea. Beautiful card!

  2. Oh, this is so pretty, Natalie. Beautiful image and a well matching scripture. Yes, every time I look at nature, I'm reminded of this verse.Thanks for sharing with us today. Was so excited to see your comments, the other day. Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. Beautiful card, Natalie! Sunflowers are my favorite! Thank you for sharing that fabulous Scripture verse! :o)

  4. Love the gingham and sunflower combo! His works ARE wondrous...tfs your beautiful card :0)

  5. What a lovely card! I really like the color combo and the dyed ribbon is perfect. Great verse as well.

  6. Hi Natalie! I love sunflowers. We grew then a long time ago and they were just giants. They say that the flower tracks the sun, trying to face it's light all day. Beautiful!

    And I love the sentiment in the card too. So nice :)

  7. Nice job coloring the sunflowers! Looks great!

  8. Beautiful! I love how the flowers just pop and such a happy feeling it gives!

  9. Another lovely card, Natalie :) And I especially like the Scripture on it. Have a great weekend!

  10. Soooooo glad that you are enjoying this Autumn day:) We don't really have season changes down here... but in three weeks I will be headed to IN to see family! Hopefully the leaves haven't fallen off and it's just beautiful and colorful (just the way I remember FALL!!)!!!

    What a beautiful card- GREAT scripture! LOVE the green gingham and the flowers! FAB x10000:)

  11. Natalie, this is such a pretty card!!! You did an awesome job coloring the image. Blessings!

  12. This is such a beauty. The standing sunflowers almost seem to be seeing......
    Thank you for posting with us. It is wonderful seeing your projects.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. I know I already left a comment- but I had to say THANK YOU for subscribing to my YouTube channel! You've made my day! THANK YOU x10000000!

  14. Beautiful card, Natalie! I, too, am partial to sunflowers (as you might have guessed -- hee hee!) I can not tell that you are a "novice" to Copic markers -- you colored this so beautifully! Love the papers you used especially. I need to go find those for my stash. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  15. What a pretty card Natalie. Love the sweet sunflowers and the pretty ribbon tied to the fence.

  16. Wow love the sunflowers and the coloring is just wonderful. One day I will be able to color like you! :)