Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Psalm 139

Hello Delightful Friends!

Congrats to Carrie Sherridan who won the prize from my blog and thanks to all of you who left comments and played along with the Word Art Wednesday Bloghop! 

Hope you are getting a chance to get crafty, I've been so busy with life that I've been having a hard time getting into my craft room.  I got a new Minc laminator for Christmas and haven't even had a chance to get it out of it's box and play with it! Hopefully, I can get a managable schedule and start really playing again.  My craft room is calling my name 😊

I did get a card together (I have a table of crafty goodness on a table at work) just in time for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly) We have a terrific sponsor:  Avery Elle ($25)!!
I have so many of their stamps and dies and these I've used in this card are a couple of favorites.  (Unfortunately the stamp set Framed Florals and Diagonal Stripes die are no longer available, I should have checked before I made the card.)

I stamped a couple of the flowers and the leaves and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and used mineral spirits to blend the colors, then fussy cut them out. I chose the heart paper (Taylored Expressions) and cut to fit behind the die cut card stock.  The Scripture Art is from Psalms 139.  The line "And know my heart" inspired the pattern paper in the background.

Well that's it for me!  Thanks for visiting and God bless!

Natalie πŸ’“

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Happy New Year - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Happy New Year to my Delightful Friends!!

Thanks for all the sweet comments from the Blog Hop!!  I hope to respond back to each of you.  It's been a little crazy, we had a pretty big earthquake here in northern California, then we've been out of town visiting our daughter's family and had all the grandkids under one roof!!  Fun times. Lots of great food, dirty dishes😊 and enjoying our family time.

Hope you all are ready for a new year of fun crafting challenges.  I just got a peek of all the new sponsors for this year and I know you will be excited.
This week our sponsor is Seth Apter Art and Design, if you are into mixed media you've got to check out this website.  If you've never played or experimented with mixed media, this may be the year to try it.  It is a great way to get creative with some really fun mediums.  So be sure and check out Seth Apter and get inspired! 

Here is my card using the Scripture Art for this weeks challenge.  We'd love for you to use the digital art but you are definitely not required to use it.  If you'd like to grab it head over to Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog. Don't forget this is an Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge and you can enter 5 new projects each week the challenge runs.

I love this "new to me" background stamp, I've actually had it for a couple of months but hadn't used it yet.  It is part of a kit from Taylored Expressions called Friendly Filigree.  I've cut out the Scripture using a Spellbinder label Nestabilities.  It's an older one....  The ink I've used is Memento Teal Zeal. 
So, this background stamp also has an area that is blank (in the center) to add a sentiment and I have the matching die and sentiments that fit the area.  I plan to make a bunch of Thank you cards and may even emboss the ink to dress it up. I think it would be a nice touch.
 If I have time I'll post those cards later on in the week.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I haven't heard who won the prize from my blog but it's supposed to be posted at the Word Art Wednesday Blog January 4th. I'll update this blog if I find out who the winner is.

God Bless,

Natalie  πŸ’“

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Word Art Wednesday December Blog Hop!

Hello Delightful Friends!!

Merry Christmas and blessings to you all.
It's time for the annual Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop!!  So excited to share all the fun inspiration and hope you'll join us and comment to enter in the chance to win a prize at each stop. 
Our Primary Sponsor is Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  They are offering a $25 gift certificate to their amazing store.

Our Secondary Sponsor is Tonic Studios.
They provided many of the prizes being offered from our blogs.

 Below is the prize that Tonic is giving at this stop along the way!   Be sure to scroll down and see all the participants and don't forget to comment to be eligible to enter the drawing! 

Tonic Studios Stamp/Die Set, Sticker, Ink Pad

I had fun making this coordinated card and tag set. There are 3 tree dies in this set and I've used two.  I made a bunch of these tags using different pattern papers and they turned out so cute and were fast and easy.  Unfortunately those other tags have already been attached to presents and sent to Oregon to my nieces and nephews without any photos taken!  I didn't take a picture of the back side of this tag but I did cut a tag from the pattern paper for the back using the Ranger Tag dies.  The inks used were Cilantro and Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions).  The Stitched Hillside Die is from Lawn Fawn. The pattern paper is Penny Black's 6x6 paper pad called Wintertime.

We have many fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.  To be eligible to win the Stamp Simply prize, just enter your art in our gallery as usual.  The winner of this prize will be selected  by random draw from our entries.
To be eligible to win the prizes from Tonic Studios and other goodies, simply leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for that prize.  When you've completed the blog hop, leave a comment at Word Art Wednesday saying that you've completed the hop.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.  I pray your Christmas holiday will be blessed with joy and peace. See you in the New Year!

Natalie πŸ’—πŸŽ„

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Glory to the King

Hello Delightful Friends,
December is upon us!  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing, I'm happy to report that I'm about 95 percent done with my shopping.  Just those finishing touches need to be done. Haven't started decorating yet however and that seems just a bit overwhelming, but I hope to tackle it this weekend.  But for now it's time for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes - Family Friendly.  Our special sponsor is the Rabbit Hole Designs ($15 voucher). Be sure and check out the store and blog they have some adorable critter stamps!  

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

This weeks Scripture Art is perfect for the inside of the card or the outside:

Stamp: Sing of the King (Taylored Expressions)

Here are the ingredients to my card:

Stencil: Create in Quads Snowflake Layering Stencil (TE)
Create in Quads Paper (Sugar Cube) card stock (TE)
Card Stock: Poblano Pepper (TE)
Inks: Salt Water Taffy, Tropical Punch, Blue Corn (TE)
TE Stencil brushes

Just a quick note to let you know our next Challenge will be a blog hop with lots of prizes!
Stay tuned to Word Art Wednesday and mark December 21 on your calendar!!

Thanks for visiting!

Natalie πŸ’—

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Thankful and Blessed

Hello Delightful Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
Hope you've gotten your shopping done for your dinner tomorrow so that you can spend a little time in the craft room. πŸ˜€ Maybe you can play along with us at Word Art Wednesday for our Anything Goes (family friendly) Challenge. This weeks sponsor is Waffle Flower, super cute stamps and dies, check out the blog HERE.

Here's my card using our Scripture Art from 2 Corinthians 4:15

Card Stock: Toffee #100 (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Candy Corn, Granny Smith, Macaroon, Earl Grey  (TE)
Stamp & Stencil Combo - Fall Foliage (TE)
Die: Stitched Circle  (Simon Says Stamps)

Thanks for visiting!!

Natalie  πŸ’–


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Give Thanks and Praise

Hello Delightful Friends!

November has turned cold and wet here in northern California.  Brrr... so glad we have a cozy warm living room with the fireplace.  We got a new insert for the fireplace and had it checked out to make sure it was safe.  Hopefully this will help with the expected high heating bills.  Of course that means we need firewood, so guess what we've been doing (with the help of our grandson!)  Hope you all are staying warm!

It's time for our Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes (Family Friendly) Challenge!  Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs hope you'll visit their blog HERE, get inspired!! Cute Christmas stamps 😊
I've used their SNOWGLOBE rubber stamp.  It's a great size and fun to be creative with. I could probably do a snowglobe design for every season - fun!!  I like to "stretch" my stamps!

The Scripture Art is from Psalm 79:13.  It starts out saying "we are the people and sheep of His pasture"  My card doesn't use sheep but it does use a buck!  I should of waited until we have the verse Psalm 42:1 which says :As the hart panteth after the water brooks, ao panteth my soul after Thee O God"

Here is a list of the supplies I used:
Stamp: DRS Snowglobe
Dies: Cottage Cutz (Trees) Stitched Hillside (Lawn Fawn);                                                          RangerThinlits Petite size Snow globe & cut outs.
Ink: Sea Salt, Sprinkles, Toffee
Paper: Fall Fling 6x6 (Lawn Fawn) Poblano Pepper (Taylored Expressions)
Supplies: scissors (EK), blender brushes (TE), 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Natalie πŸ’—

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Hello Delightful Friends,

October is flying by... how many weeks before Christmas 😟

Here is my card and the Scripture Art that was used.

This week I've used the same Stencil from last week but this time I used white card stock
 (Triple Slim - Falling For You from Taylored Expressions) and the coordinating dies.  
I used a variety of inks from TE (Mulled Wine, Sweet Basil, Cilantro, Dijon, Earl Grey, Toffee, Olive and Mocha)  The red card stock was from my stash and the Slimline base is a top fold card.
Scripture Art was printed on white vellum. Pink Fresh Die called Scallop Stitched Rectangle was used to cut out the Scripture and the frame.

Don't forget the challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly. The challenge will last for 2 weeks and you can enter 5 new projects per week.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a creative 2 weeks!

Natalie πŸ’•