Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Freedom in Jesus, the Son!

Hello Delightful friends!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their summer. Baseball and softball are done for the grandkids Unless my granddaughter plays on the traveling softball team. We will find out today. My garden is finally in, I've done my garden in buckets and on raised platforms this year which my dear hubby made.  So much easier on our backs and not so much weeding either!

It's time for our bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Altenew.  Be sure and take a look at the Altenew Blog so much inspiration and so many resources to help you learn new techniques. Wonderful!!  
Don't forget that our challenge is an Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge that runs for two weeks.  Each week you can share 5 new projects and that will give you the opportunity to win the prize from Altenew.  Be sure and check it out!  We also have Scripture Art that you can use but it's not required.

This weeks Scripture from John 8:36

I'm so blessed with this Scripture from the Gospel of John.  This world system wants to keep us in bondage but thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ, He has set us free from sin.  So no matter what difficulty is thrown in our direction whether it's sickness, financial problems, wars and rumors of war, famine, whatever it might be, we can exhibit a peace, a love, a joy and a hope that NOBODY can take away! It is shining the light of Jesus Christ to this lost world and we can share it through our testimony and God's Word. We truly can celebrate our FREEDOM!

My card ingredients:

Scripture Art resized and printed on Vellum, diecut using Stitched Circle Die (Lawn Fawn) 
Card base: Sugar Cube #100 card stock
Layer on top of base: Sugar Cube c/s stamped using Splatter Background and Red Cherry Ink the edges were blended with a brush using Blueberry ink that had been mostly removed, to keep it a lighter color
Top layer inks: Red Cherry, Blueberry, Gumball.
Stencil Set: Create-in-Quads: Hooray Layering Stencil
Embellishments: Red Pearl Drip Drops (Bits & Pieces)
(all of the ingredients except the Scripture Art & Stitched Circle Die are from Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much for visiting!  God bless.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Father's Day Card

Hello Delightful Friends,

Here is my card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly).

  Who doesn't need ADHESIVE??  Our sponsor this week is Stix to Anything (Adhesive Prize Package to one lucky winner!)  You can enter 5 times a week with a new project and since the challenge is open for 2 weeks you could possibly have 10 chances to win!

Here is the Scripture Art used:

These are the ingredients used for this card (mainly Taylored Expressions unless specified)

Stamp & Stencil set: Hook Line & Sinker
Inks: Tropical Punch, Sprinkles, Confetti Cake, Oyster.
Paper: Tropical Punch, Sugar Cube
Stamp & Die Combo: Dad Bod  
The Scripture Art was printed on Vellum (from the print shop) and cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn)
The greenish color on the fish was completely accidental.  My stencil had yellow ink that wasn't completely cleaned off (oops!) and it created a new color!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Stamp Simply Sponsor!

Hello Delightful Friends,

A new week and challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Our wonderful sponsor this time is
 Stamp Simply and Ribbon Store be sure and check out all the new products and wonderful inspiration (be sure and check out our own Karen Letchworth on the May 23 post over there!!)

Here is my card this week using the Scripture Art and the Coffee or Tea die set from Stamp Simply.

I have to admit I struggled a bit with getting the Scripture and the design to come together and I finally gave up and decided to just size the Scripture art to fit the cup die and printed it on vellum.  Not sure if it's really a verse that I would send out as a card to someone, to be perfectly honest with you.  So I may revamp later on with a more appropriate verse to fit an occasion.

Here are the ingredients:
Stamp Simply die (Coffee or Tea)
Photo Play Paper 6x6 pad "Crafting with My Gnomies
Taylored Expressions: Gold Bits and Pieces
Stash: Yellow button, flower die with leaves
The border around was made by die cutting with an A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate (TE) and then cutting to fit around so that the stripes would go in the direction I desired.
I embellished the cup and also die cut multiples and glued them together to give more dimension (including the handle).  I used a yellow card base to brighten it up a bit.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
Have a blessed week!

Natalie 💕

Please join me in praying for the families in Texas.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Featuring Lawn Fawn!

Hello Friends!

We have a real fun and popular sponsor this week for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  It's Lawn Fawn!! This week is the summer release so be sure and check out all the inspiration and fun new items at the Lawn Fawn Blog HERE.
I love their Critter line of stamps and dies.  This is an older set called Critters of the Sea that I've used this week besides some other items listed below.
Hopefully you can play along for a chance to win the sponsors' prize.  This challenge runs for 2 weeks and you can enter 5 new crafty projects each week for a chance to win.  This is an Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge, so quick get back to your craft table and get inspired!
We also have Scripture Art you can upload and use if you'd like to ( below is the digital image)

Here is a list of the materials I've used:
Other items I've used are the Inks from Taylored Expressions: Blue Raspberry, Gumball, Sprinkles, Salt Water Taffy, Earl Grey and Toffee; Stencil Brushes; Toffee & Sugar Cube card stock; Bits & Pieces clear Drip Drops to embellish.  The Scripture Art was printed on Vellum.
I colored the Critters with Prismacolor Pencils and added the white accents with Uni-Ball Signa pen and popped them up with dimensional squares.

Thanks for visiting,

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Delightful friends!
Hope everyone had a blessed Resurrection Sunday!  We had a wonderful service and was so nice to see so many people that were visiting from out of the area.  Well it's Wednesday so that means it's time for our twice monthly challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The sponsor for this challenge is the very faithful Really Reasonable Ribbon  and here is the link to their BLOG, we are all so grateful for our sponsors! 

Don't forget to play along and upload a new crafty project at Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.  You can enter up to five new projects a week for a opportunity to win our sponsor's prize.

Here is my card for a little inspiration and if you have a moment check my last card and see how I've stepped it up a bit using the same stamp but this time I used the coordinating stencil and I'll give you more details at the end of the post.

Scripture Art for the week: 


I stamped the background stamp Flower Patch (Taylored Expressions) with Toffee Ink (TE), then using the coordinating layering stencil I added the following colors (first, since I've used the Toffee card stock (TE) I'm going to stencil each layer with Sugar Cube (TE - technique from Heather Nichols) after it dries (because its a pigment ink) I will stencil each layer with the following inks: Granny Smith, Guava, Pineapple (all TE).  Next I die cut, using the Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn) the center, creating a frame for the base.  I cut out 3 more of the rectangles in white card stock, to pop up the center focal piece then adhered them together.  Before adhering them to the base, I added the hemp cording and tied a bow.  Next I die cut the Scripture Art using Stitched Scallop Circle (Cottage Cutz) and also a piece of vellum.  With my stencil brush, I gentle inked the edges without re-inking for just a touch of color. I then adhered the two pieces together and added it to the card.

Thanks so much for visiting and may God richly bless you this week.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Thank You Heartfelt Creations

Hello Delightful Friends!

Word Art Wednesday has another wonderful sponsor and challenge for us!  Heartfelt Creations will be giving $20 to shop at their online store!!  Did you know they have classes, videos, a gallery and blog plus so much more? Go grab a cup of coffee or tea if you prefer and go browse for inspiration.
The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly it will run for two weeks and you can enter a new creation 5 times each week!  

Here is my card with our Scripture Art this week:

The Scripture Art is free to use if you'd like, just go over to the challenge blog and grab it.

The ingredients I've used:
Water color paper, Karin Brushmarkers, Koi watercolors, white vellum, 
Stamp: Flower Patch Background (Taylored Expressions) stamped with Poppy Seed ink (T.E)
The Scripture was die cut using Nested Stitched Scalloped Circle (Cottage kutz)
Card stock: Cilantro and the base is Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions).

Hope you all have a beautiful Resurrection Sunday!  May our Risen Savior Jesus Christ pour out His love into your hearts today.  Thanks for visiting.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - He is Risen!

Blessings to my Delightful friends!

Can you believe the month of March is almost over?  It has truly flown by and this is our third challenge for the month for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Individuals. Be sure and check out the store and the blog for fabulous inspiration.

Our challenge is Anything Goes (Family Friendly) which includes cards, scrapbook pages, journals, Bible journaling & mixed media AND you can share your project at our Challenge Blog HERE.  You can upload 5 new projects a week (the challenge is for 2 weeks!) the more you enter the better chance to win!  We also have Scripture Art that you can use but is not required to play along.

Here is my card:

I've used the Scripture Art for the week, Matthew 28:6 (perfect for Resurrection Sunday!)
This is a Mini Slim Top Fold card base (Sugar Cube) that I've used and a new layering stencil called the Triple Slim "In the Garden" you can order the coordinating  paper (Triple Slim Line in Sugar Cube or Toffee) which makes 3 different mini slim line card layers (see the samples here).  All the products I've used are from Taylored Expressions.  The inks I've used are: Lime Zest, Strawberry Milkshake, Guava, Peaches 'N Cream, Candy Corn (mainly for shading) & Lemon Meringue.                  

 I printed the Scripture Art on Vellum.

Thanks so very much for visiting and I hope you will play along and share your crafty creations!

Natalie 💕