Thursday, September 18, 2014

Exciting News and a Card

Hello Delightful friends and family!
We finally had some rain yesterday!! Boy do we need it here in northern California!  It is so muggy today I just hope we can have a few more showers without the thunder and lightening!
The weather held up and I went to BBQ lunch with all the school age grandkids today to celebrate Grandparents day.  They are all so stinkin' cute!  No I didn't have 3 lunches but I did sit with the granddaughters and then ate lunch with Jakob and his buddies.

I'm excited to share that I will be teaching some card making classes at our local craft store Scrapper's Edge.  My first class is in October.  I just finished 4 samples for the class which I'm calling Build a Scene.  You know I love to paper piece and I think this will appeal to both beginners and advanced card makers!  I made 2 autumn themed and 2 winter themed scenes.  I will share them here at a later time.  They will feature Lawn Fawn (stamps & dies) and Paper Smooches stamps for this class.  I'm so excited!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago for a family that lost their 23 year old daughter.  She was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been completely dependent for all of her care since birth.  A sad time yes, but now she's free and with the Lord in a perfect body for the first time.  So we grieve for ourselves but rejoice for this innocent one.

I've embossed the yellow panel and then blended white ink over the raised portion.  The designer paper is from Memory Box (that I've been hoarding!), the paper flowers are Sizzix mini Tattered Flowers (movers and shapers line), the sentiment and leaf/branch die are Taylored Expressions.  I've used Archival Jet Black ink and the button comes from my stash.  

I'll be sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday #150 Anything Goes.

That's it for me today, thanks for visiting!

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31



  1. The colors are so soft and sweet and the layout is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Congrats on your wonderful news, Natalie! How exciting for you!

    Your card is lovely, and I'm sure the family really appreciated it at such a hard time.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. OHHHHHHHHH Natalie! It's soooooo good to hear from you!

    I'm so glad that I stopped by your blog today--- what a beautiful card! LOVE the detail of the embossing and the button center on the flower! I'm so sorry to hear of this loss-- but I am rejoicing that the young girl is with a perfect body! Praise the Lord for complete healing in Heaven! I'm praying right now for that family. <3

    And HOOOOOORAY for the rain and a wonderful time with the grandkids! I love that you said you didn't have 3 lunches! I probably would have;) Glad you were able to celebrate Grandparents Day and spend time with the kids!

    ANNNNNNND--- HOOOOOOOORAY x10000000000 on your classes that you will be teaching! I cannot wait to see your creations for the class! Good luck! I know you will do awesome and that all the participants will love what you teach!!!

    Also--- THANK YOU for your sweet comment on my post today! I have been thinking and praying for your specific prayer request since I read your comment! 13 is young, but I'm praying for healing and a transformation of their hearts! I'm also praying that this situation would draw the entire family to Jesus and His love! <3 Please keep me posted!

    THANKS again! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! TONS of love, Sav <3

  4. Congrats on your card making class! How fun! I like this card even though it's for a sad event!

  5. Congratulations to your news! That will be exciting, I bet! Lovely card. The layers flower is so pretty and I love the pattern papers. The dry embossed panel looks amazing.

  6. I'm excited about the rain to Natalie! WONDERFUL! Such a beautiful card to share with this sorry for their loss! Excited about your card classes...hope there will be one on a date I can drive over! I would LOVE to learn from you!

  7. I am so glad I got to be a part of the class you mentioned in this post! Thanks for making my first crafting class a fun one!