Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Word Art Wednesday - In My Prayers

Hello Delightful Friends!
Happy Wednesday to you!  It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes - Family Friendly is the theme.  Our sponsor this week is Stix 2 Anything (Adhesive package is the prize!)  Hope you'll play along and maybe you'll be the winner, everyone can use some adhesive!  Head over to WAW and see the Scripture art for the challenge (you can upload and use it if you'd like to) be sure and check out the inspiration!

Here is my card (I think this is the first time sharing a card that I've used my Minc laminator and the foil technique):

Here are my ingredients:
Paper: Card stock - Sugar Cube and Cilantro (Taylored Expressions)
Foil: Lily Pad (TE)
Foil it card stock - Diamond Botanical (TE)
Ink: Earl Grey (TE)
Stamp and Die: Diamond Botanical (TE)
Pierced Circle Cutting Plate, background design (TE)

Thanks so much for visiting and praying that the Lord will bless you and minister to your heart today.

💗 Natalie

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Word Art Wednesday - He is Risen Indeed!

Hello Delightful Friends!

Happy Passion Week to you all!  We are getting ready to celebrate the greatest holiday of all: Resurrection Sunday!  If it wasn't for Jesus Christ dying on the cross and being resurrected from the dead, we'd be separated from God the Father and under the curse of sin.  But praise the Lord, His atonement on the cross has reconciled us to God and given us life eternal, when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior we are a new creation! What a wonderful gift, new life!

We are blessed with a new sponsor this week at Word Art Wednesday - Trinity Stamps!!
My card features the die set At the Cross.  Can't wait to share later on some more using the Trinity products, I went on a bit of a shopping spree!  So many cute things, love their style!

Other ingredients used:
Paper - Card stock (sugar cube, dried fig, macarone, dill pickle, oreo, pineapple; TE)
Stamps: In Christ Alone (TE) 
Die: Simple stitched Hillside (LF)
Stencil: Shine On Layering Stencil (TE)
Inks: Earl Grey, Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream Pie; TE

Hope you'll play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, the challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly and you can share your new creations up to 5x a week (challenge runs for 2 weeks).  Perhaps you'll be a winner! Be sure and check out what the design team has done and all the creativity shared during the 2 week challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Natalie 💗

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Word Art Wednesday - Pretty Pink Posh!

Hello Delightful friends!

Hope this finds you well, I've been so sick with bronchitis, missed work all last week.  I tell you this cough has been a rough one.  It wouldn't be nearly so bad if I could sleep at night but the cough keeps me up.  Last night I got 4 hours of sleep which was awesome!  A sign I'm getting better, but enough about me, you are here to see a card!
This weeks sponsor at the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog (AnyThing goes - Family friendly) is Pretty Pink Posh!!  I've used a sentiment from the set Encouraging Greetings, I love the style and font. I'll use this a lot.  I've also used the Metalic Gold Jewels  to add some accents on the flowers.

The other ingredients used:

Inks: Cupcake, Peaches N Cream, Potatoe Chip, Lime Zest, Peapod and Earl Grey (sentiment); 
Paper: Top fold card using Sugar Cube cs, Bubblegum Card Stock
Die: A2 Postage Stamp die set
Stencil: Create in Quads, Poster Prints layering stencil
All the other ingredients are by Taylored Expressions.

Hope you'll play along and share your crafty creations at Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for visiting!  See you in 2 weeks for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Natalie  💖

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Blessed!

Hello Delightful Friends!
Here is my card for this weeks challenge of Anything Goes - Family Friendly at Word Art Wednesday.
Our sponsor this week is Seth Apter Designs ($25)!
The Scripture Art is from Psalm 119:2

Hope you can join us at Word Art Wednesday and play along.  You can upload 5 new creations each week the challenge runs.  The following is the ingredients used to make the card:
Ink: Guava, Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Lime Zest
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lemon Meringue, Fruit Punch
Stencil: Ever in Bloom (Create in Quads Layering stencil)
Die: A2 Postage Stamp Stacklet
(All products are from Taylored Expressions)

Love our Scripture this week from Psalm 119.  We are blessed if we keep the Lord's Word and seek Him with all of our hearts!  I love Jesus and it's a blessing to serve Him!

Thanks for visiting today!

Natalie 💗

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Happy Valentines Day!

Hello Delightful Friends and Happy Valentines Day!
So glad you made it here to see this weeks challenge card for Word Art Wednesday.  We have a delightful sponsor The Stamps of Life ($25 gift card), check out the store, the blog and the videos, lots of inspiration!
 The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly and the Scripture Art is from 1 Peter 4:8.  I'm kind of a clean and simple stamping kind of crafter and this card was pretty simple and I've given the directions below. Hope you'll check out the challenge blog and join us for an opportunity to win the $25 gift card to Stamps of Life! You can upload 5 new projects a week and the challenge is up for two weeks at a time.  You don't have to use the Scripture Art but if you like it, you can grab it at Word Art Wednesday.

Step 1:  Choose a colored card stock to use and cut it to 5.25 by 4" make sure you have a coordinating color ink and a brush or dauber. (I've used Rose Water by Taylored Expressions)
Step 2: Choose an embossing folder (Sketched Hearts 3-D by TE) emboss the colored paper, I used a Big Shot.
Step 3: With a dauber or brush, use the matching ink to blend over the embossed images (in this case it's the hearts)
Step 4: Adhere the embossed paper to a card base (A2)  I've used the Rose Water card stock to keep with the monochromatic color theme.
Step 5:  Stamp a sentiment on Vellum (I've used our Scripture Art image that was copied onto Vellum), then die cut using a Heart Shaped Die, I've used the Stitched Heart die set. 
Carefully adhere to top of the card.
Step 6: Add embellishments in odd numbers, I've used clear Bits & Pieces (TE) 

The nice thing about this design is that you can change out the color or theme and have a pretty simple card, I love the embossed images which add some delightful but simple dimension and texture without a lot of work.  Hope you like it and will try it out.

Thanks for visiting!!

Natalie 💗


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Psalm 139:5

Hello Delightful Friends!

Hope you can join us at Word Art Wednesday for this weeks challenge, as always  the challenge is Anything Goes/Family Friendly. 
 Here is my card: its a mini slim stenciled design. The Scripture art was printed on vellum.

Scripture Art (you can use it if you want!)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Top Flight Stamps check out their blog, if you like mixed media art you'll love this inspirational blog!  Super cool stuff!

Thanks for visiting and may your week be blessed.  

Natalie 💖

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Word Art Wednesday - Be of Good Cheer

Welcome Delightful Friends!

Hope you're getting ready to play along with Word Art WednesdayStamp Simply is our sponsor for our challenge so be sure and check out the Stamp Simply store.  The store is filled with terrific inspiration and perhaps you will be a winner of the challenge prize, but you've got to play along to have a chance to win the gift certificate. The Stamp Simply brand of stamps and dies are so encouraging, lots of Scripture stamps and fun images.  
The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly and you can upload 5 new projects a week (the challenge is for 2 weeks)  I've used our Scripture Art from John 16:33, which is a perfect verse right now in such troubled times!
  The books and key are a stamp & die set from Stamp Simply and is called A Man of Knowledge.  I colored the books using Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits, it's been a while since I've pulled out my pencils, I had fun making the books look a bit worn and antiqued.  
The key is part of the die set and it includes some fun gears too. The stamp set has some great sentiments and Scripture verses. This definitely favors the masculine side  but I'm looking forward to changing it up and perhaps adding some titles to the spines, I used to be a librarian, so I'm getting all sorts of ideas running through my head and am looking forward to playing with the set.

Thanks for visiting don't forget to play along at Word Art Wednesday and please visit our sponsor Stamp Simply.  
Praying for our nation and for the peace of Israel.  Come Lord Jesus, come!

Natalie  💖