Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our Strength is in Him!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Another late night here at the Houston home.  I got a late start on this card but really wanted to finish it and get it posted before heading to a warm bed, I already hear hubby sawing logs! (mercy!!)
This card I made for friends that are really going through a tough time physically, it's been one thing after another since they came back from a quick ministry trip to Kenya in December.  Trusting this will encourage them as well as our prayers.  (Please pray for my friends Darrell and Tiffany in Nebraska) Hopefully they will get it in the mail before seeing it here.

I will be entering this in the Crafter Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog #2 (It's a color challenge, pictured below) and Word Art Wednesday (#120 Anything Goes)

Inside of card (isn't that a great sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)

 This is the inspiration picture and colors for CHACB#2

I dug deep into my hoard and found some of the blue card stocks I needed, DCWV designer paper (Linen Closet collection 8x8), not sure about the paper I've used for the leaves, it was in my scraps that I'm "holding on to". The dies I've used are from Taylored Expressions (leaves, vase, frame) This is the first time I've used the vase and I've had it for a year!  I guess it's confession time.... (tee-hee). Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft Cuttlebug; Martha Stewart Border Punch.  Flowers are from Taylored Expressions - Faith in Bloom stamp set (one of my favorites!) I've fussy cut them to fit into the vase.
Other ingredients: Copic Markers, Liquid Pearls; Distress Ink, Faded Jeans; Memento Ink, Nautical Blue.
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Be Encouraged (front) and Future (inside)

Thanks for visiting!!  Hope you're having a great week!

The works of the LORD are great.  Studied by all who have pleasure in them.  Psalm 111:2



  1. I love your little flower pot. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  2. This is so nice!!! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  3. We are all so blessed, me more than other because I get to see all these wonderful card. I really like the border, the inked embossing the image, layout and colors. The flower inside makes me want it very badly. Corrie Ten Boom knew these scriptures. This is just so very beautiful, thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
    Blessings, Carole DT
    I did not know about Crafter Hoarders ann. but I must go there NOW.

  4. What a beautiful card, Natalie! I think I MUST get that stamp! Gorgeous shades of blue! :o)

  5. This is a gorgeous card. I love the vase, love the flowers and love your background. Really beautiful work. I know this will help your friends. I will also say a prayer for them.

  6. I just love your card. Those flowers and pot just pop off the page and I love the embossing folder! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Beautiful stamped card! I am sure it will brighten your friends day. Thank you for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Love! Esp. the Scripture stamp for the inside. And you used one of my fav embossing folders. ;) Thanks for joining us again at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. So very pretty, love the stamp for the inside too!! Thanks for joining us for our challenge, and good luck!!

  10. Beautiful card! Love the quote and the lovely vase of flowers! :)

  11. Beautiful card, Natalie! Love the way you inked the embossed background and the clever way you built the vase. Doesn't it feel good to dig into your hoard? LOL Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #2!

  12. Hi Natalie! First of all 'Crafter Hoarder Anonymous' is a wonderful name! It makes me laugh :)
    I love the color palette of the blues in the cards you made. The second one is so inspiring, I really like the saying on it. husband also 'saws logs', and anything else he finds. Yikes!
    Happy Weekend my friend!

  13. Oh Natalie! You never cease to amaze me. God has given you such amazing talent, and I thank you for sharing with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Very nice card, love all your blue...thanks for playing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  15. Oh Natalie, lifting this precious family in prayer that the Lord might strengthen and encourage them (and I know He will use this beautiful card you have crafted). This card is stunning from the use of the embossing folder to the striking bouquet that is the perfect accent to God's Word. Beautiful, simply beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! Lord bless, dear friend and sister!

  16. Lovely card, love your take on the color challenges and the coloring is beautiful and especially love using scripture for your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  17. What a lovely card. I do trust your friends will recover physically, and that those gorgeous verses may be a real encouragement to their hearts at this time. May God, our loving Heavenly Father, bless them mightily as they live for Him.
    have popped over here from Craft hoarders #40

  18. Such a sweet card! You are rockin the blue theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.