Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Preserve Me O God

Hello Delightful Friends!
What a great prayer for today "Preserve me, O God, for in You do I put my trust" I'm so glad I can trust my Lord during our trying times.  As we are cocooning into our craft rooms this fall I'm sure prayer is intensifying for our families and nations as we keep our eyes on Jesus to give us strength to face whatever comes into our futures.  God is greater and He already knows, this helps me to keep faith strong.

Word Art Wednesday Challenge today is as always "Anything Goes - Family Friendly"  our sponsor is Newton's Nook ($20 in their store).  So many cute images to choose from if you are the winner!  Be sure and check their blog for inspiration, too!

Here is my card today

These are the ingredients:
Stamp:  Simply Stamped Pumpkin/die set (Taylored Expressions
Ink: Candy Corn (TE)
Paper: Card stock - Sweet potato, Peapod (TE)
Designer Paper: Echo Park 6x6 "Fall"
Die: Stitched Scalloped Rectangle 

In hindsight, this Scripture Art would have been so cute with mason jars and "preserves".  💛



Praying in advance for those visiting my blog, that you may be encouraged and blessed.

Natalie 💕



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Gina K Designs

Hello Delightful Friends!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are ready to tackle September! Even though I hate to have August end,  I love September and all the fall colors that I can incorporate into my cards and decorating.  

We are truly blessed to have Gina K Designs for our sponsor this week!! Yay!!!  You might want to check out the SHOP and make a wish list!! Don't forget to play along and then have a chance at winning the prize ($25).  Enter 5 times each week with a new project, don't forget the challenge at Word Art Wednesday lasts for two weeks!!  

Here is my card and I've featured the Autumn Wishes Stamp and Stencil by Gina K Designs


The other ingredients:
Paper : Echo Park "Fall" 6x6 paper pad
Card Stock: Honey, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Jute (Celebrate it)
Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn)
Inks (TE): Lime Zest, Toffee, Salt Water Taffy, Candy Corn, Pineapple
Stencil Brushes (TE)
Scripture Art: 3 John 1:4


Hope you have a lovely week!

Blessings,
Natalie 💕

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello Delightful Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the week and having fun in the sun!  
We are blessed to have as our sponsor this week Pretty Little Studio!
(their Ginger Snap Collection is so over-the-top cute!!!)

Hope you'll craft along with us at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly Challenge! Don't forget to share your new projects with us and be entered into the drawing for our sponsor's prize!  Challenge lasts for 2 weeks and you can enter 5 new projects each week!!


Here is my card:


 The ingredients:
Very Cherry Cling & Clear stamp set/ Very Cherry Stencil (Taylored Expressions)
 Cherry on Top, stamp & die set (TE)
Paper: Let's Polka in the Meadow (Lawn Fawn 6x6 Petite Paper Pack)
Card Stock: Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Cherry Pop, Lime Zest, Peapod (TE)
Stencil Brushes (TE)
Glossy Accents
Scripture Art: Isaiah 55:11 (you can use the verse if you'd like and grab it at Word Art Wednesday)

Thanks so much for visiting!  

God bless,

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Cas-ual Fridays Sponsor!


Hello Delightful Friends!
Can you believe it's already August!  School is just around the corner, I have 5 grandkids 2 will be in high school, an eight grader, a sixth grader and a 4th grader they are getting too big!  And this means juggling schedules to attend all the functions.  (I love it!!)

Well it's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday!!!  It's ANYTHING GOES - FAMILY FRIENDLY and you can enter 5 times a week with a new project.  Each challenge last two weeks so that's 10 new projects for a chance to win the prize!  
Thank you to Cas-ual Fridays our Sponsor this week. Be sure to check out the  Blog for excellent inspiration!  We do truly appreciate our sponsors!!

Here is my card:


I sure have been enjoying the stencil sets that I've been adding to my ever growing collection of crafts stuff!  


Ingredients:
Stamp & Stencil Set "One in a Melon" (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Lime Zest, Watermelon, Oreo
Paper: Sugar Cube 100# (TE)  Buffalo Check/Woodgrain (Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Petite Prints)
Die: Stitched Scallop Rectangle (Pink Fresh)
Embellishments: Glossy Accents 
Tools: Big Shot, TE Stencil Brushes
Scripture Art: Psalm 52:9


Thanks so much for visiting.

Sweet Blessings,
Natalie 💕
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - My Favorite Things

Hello Delightful Friends!

This week our sponsor for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge is My Favorite Things!! ($25 gift card)
I was so happy I had a few different stamp sets to choose from.  Be sure and check their blog and store for the newest release! So much inspiration there with videos, galleries, sketch challenges and more.  Enter the WAW Anything Goes- Family Friendly challenge for a chance to win!  You can enter 5 new projects each week (two week challenge).

I've used two different sets from My Favorite Things: Zippy Zebras and Gift Card Greetings 


Here is the Scripture art for the week but I chose not to use it.


Here are the other ingredients:
Prisma Color pencils, Oreo Black Ink (Taylored Expressions)
Buffalo check/wood grain 6x6 petite pattern (Doodlebug Design)
Stitched Circle (Simon Says Stamp)
Simple coloring with the Prisma Color pencils.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Blessings,
Natalie 💕



Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - It's a Bee-utiful Day

Hello Delightful Friends,

Time for the new Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (Family Friendly)!
Our sponsor for our challenge is Seth Apter Designs 2 x $25 (two prizes of $25 each)
Seth is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City.  You just might want to check out his cool blog:  HERE is the LINK


Here is our Scripture Art if you'd like to use it on your card (optional)  the challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter 5 new projects each week, head over to Word Art Wednesday for more info.



Here is my card using the Scripture Art:



Ingredients:
Sugar Cube White card base 100#
Top layer card stock (Taylored Expressions - Honey
Stamp and Stencil Bees Knees (T.E.July Kit) on Sugar Cube card stock
Inks: Taylored Expressions (honey, salt water taffy, Sea Salt, Oreo)
Die: honeycomb (in the July Kit) coordinating bee dies (kit)

Thanks for visiting and have a bee-utiful day!!😉

Natalie 💕

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 💕