Friday, May 28, 2010

Easy as 1-2-3!

I'm so delighted you've visited today!
I'm playing along with three challenges. One is a new one and I've been interested in playing along for a while now. One of the blogs I visit regularly is Savannah land 2 and Savannah is hosting over there at PDCC and showing off her craft room this week so when I saw her adorable card and saw the delish colors I knew immediately I'd have to play!! So.... without further ado, go check out Play Date Cafe and Savannah Land 2 . The next challenge that I was issued was from one of my very fav in the whole world blog the Spotted Chick and the challenge is to use kraft in your project for the weekly That's Krafty Thursday Challenge #28. Well, I feel like I'm cheating 'cause you can barely even see the kraft but I promise it is there! Last but definitely not least is our very own Christian Paper Crafts Challenge for Fun on Friday!! The challenge is Easy as 1-2-3. One stamp, two embellishments (I used buttons and ribbon) and three different pattern papers.

Here is my CAS card! I love, love the soft colors of the Basic Grey Wisteria line!! So pretty, but not so great to photograph. But if you enlarge the pic you'll get a better look if you want. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Die and my Cuttlebug to cut the final (#3) paper and distressed with ink the edges (Distress Ink, peeled paint). The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, ink Palette, black. The cardstock is Bazzill, buttons are Basic Grey and the ribbon is Offray.

(PDCC#31, TKTC#28, CPC FOF55)

just a little close up!

Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday!! It took forever to get this posted I've been emailing and texting my daughters who are at the Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum concert tonight!! Gotta run there is another email!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Follow Your Dreams

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Another rainy day keeping us inside! My big plans to walk to the post office (whup-de-doo) with the grandbabies has completely been taken off the to do list. I guess we will be driving there. So I guess I won't be "following my dream" to get out of the house and enjoy a little sunshine (I could use a bit of natural vitamin D) If it was just me, I'd walk, but two little ones with no rain gear just isn't going to happen. Well, both Jakob and Addie are asleep, so I've snuck into my craft room (situated right across from their designated nap areas) to post this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. My CAS card ended up being not quite so clean and simple but as I say, it is what it is! I was inspired to use red so this card had originally started out to be a color challenge but I changed my mind. Sorry the pic isn't better but with these rainy days I just couldn't get a good shot and my flash just added to much glare to the clear embossing. So again I say, it is what it is!! The stamp I used for the embossing is a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Artful Flight" it's a beautiful set and this one of the five stamps in the set, I've not used it nearly enough! The other stamps are from Inkadinkadoo. And I used no pattern paper this week, there must be a challenge out there for that! I just haven't looked for one.

(click to enlarge)

Thanks for visiting and God bless!


Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Paper Accents cardstock, Stamps: Tim Holtz, Inkadinkadoo, Ink: Palette, black, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Embossing powder, clear (Ranger); tools: EK Success, border punch; Spellbinders, Nestabilities (Label 1) Embellishments: ribbon (my stash of leftovers)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paper Dolls and Betsy McCall

Hello to all my Delightful friends!

Okay, I'm going to date myself a little bit here but I remember when I was a little girl, I couldn't wait to see the McCall's Magazine because of the paper doll and her very stylish clothes. Betsy McCall was her name, do any of you remember that? Of course after thinking about it for a little bit I got curious and thought I'd do a little research. Here is what I found, Betsy was introduced in the May issue of McCall's in 1951. (Here's a site I found) Now that was just a few years before I came on the scene but Miss Betsy was around until the 1990's so at least some of you reading this, remember her! To be honest I can't remember if my mom got the subscription to McCall's or my grandmother did! I just remember cutting out the clothes and playing paper dolls! And loving it! So, I share this because last night as I was making this card, that's exactly how I felt! Just like I was playing paper dolls! Ah the good old days....

This card is inspired by two challenges at Christian Paper Crafts. Our fabulous Jen chose fun bright colors for our Color Monday Challenge (Think Bold & Bright like a beach ball or a pail & shovel for playing in the sand. Tan, white, red and an additional one or two bold brights to accent your creation). Our creative Gloria provided the sketch (CPC-ST58) for our weekly challenge (Sketch Tuesday) and Jennipher shared a scrapbook layout and a card for some wonderful inspiration so be sure and check it out!!

I thought the pattern paper had the colors of a beach ball so I thought it was perfect!

Paper pieced the bodice of her dress and added real thread to the spool. I was really getting into the paper doll thing!

This is the inside of the card, I used the scraps.

Here are the Copic markers I used on this project.

Thanks for visiting and walking down Memory Lane with me!!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Material Girl); Paper: My Minds Eye (Magnolia series, doublesided); Dream Street Papers LLC; Bazzill cardstock; Neenah bright white cardstock; Ink: Palette, black; Distress Ink, Peeled Paint; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle, cuttlebug, Ek Success, border punch, Marvy Uchida, oval scallop punch; Embellishments: buttons, thread


Friday, May 21, 2010

Welcome Candace and Jennipher!!

Hey friends, it's May 21st and I can't believe it!! I had to turn off my computer for a few hours because we were having a little bit of thunder and lightening AND hail! Gracious, it's May, late May, I'm really needing some warm weather! I think my flowers have been sufficiently watered for the next month and a half!! I'm expecting some gorgeous blooms.... Seriously sounds like I'm complaining and perhaps I was just a teeny, tiny bit but I was actually glad to be able to stay home and out of the elements! Now that the computer is back on I can post my latest cards. The first two are for challenges at Christian Paper Crafts, Bible Verse Thursday (CPC-BVT55) and Fun on Friday (CPC-FOF54). AND WE HAVE BIG NEWS!!! We have a couple of new Design Team members so I want to welcome Candace Mitchell (Candid Candace) and Jennipher Lowery (Paper Expressions). Candace will be taking over the Fun on Friday challenge and Jennipher will be hosting the Sketch Tuesday challenge. Welcome ladies I am so excited you are joining us!!!


Bible Verse Thursday's challenge was to make a card with a Scripture about "path" or someway incorporate a path into your card. My card base is white (Wassau) and I've layered Basic Grey papers (Green at Heart) using a Martha Stewart border punch and a EK Success corner rounder. The verse is computer generated and the font is "the blue cabin" I used my Nestability Label One and then sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges while the paper was still in the die. The final touches were adding the adhesive pearls from Queen and Co. The white "lace is paper that was left over (white Wassau).


This was a fun card and I stayed up way to late "coloring!" The stamps are a set from the {Ippity} Unity Stamps called Devoted, ink is Memento (rich cocoa). The base paper is Bazzill kraft and the designer paper is from My Minds Eye, Bloom & Grow (double-sided). The teal mat (Paper Accents cardstock) is such a nice contrast next to the white Neenah cardstock and you can see in the next picture what Copics I used. The deckled rectangle Nestabilities was the die to cut out the image using my cuttlebug. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the white on the heart is Smooch pearlized accent ink. The rounded corners is from a EK Success punch.

All the pretty colors used in the above card!

My final card is two challenges. The sketch is from Card Patterns #64 and the other challenge was at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges to make a card or project that depicts singing or music or other joyful praise. I chose Psalm 95 and it is computer generated (the blue cabin font) on white Wassau paper. I've matted it in a light green Bazzill cardstock and the chipboard swirl has been "glimmered" by Spring Mint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. You'll have to look close but I used an EK Success border punch on the right edge to correspond with the sketch. The ribbon I got at Michaels last fall and was my last piece of it. Sorry the bow isn't looking the greatest in the picture, it's much better looking in person. The paper is Dream Street Papers LLC. I used beige cardstock from Bazzill for the base of the card. The swirl really glimmers in person I'm disappointed the pic didn't turn out well!

CPS#64 and SSCC#39

Be sure and head over and visit us at Christian Paper Crafts!! Paper Maniacs is having 20% off this weekend, check out the details at CPC!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend. God bless!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shabby Chic card

Hey there my delightful friends and family!!
Well I can't believe how fast this week is going by!! There is never a dull minute around here that's for sure. I don't mind and I'm definitely not complaining, I'm thankful for all the things the Lord has and is allowing me to do. One of the young women (our assistant pastor's wife, Bridget) in our church is going to be taking over two of my "jobs" (shopping for and preparing the snack inbetween Sunday services) and I'm very grateful to have a little extra help. You'd be surprised how much time that involves! It would take me between 45 minutes to an hour just to prepare and getting to town was another 2-3 hours out of my day! I'm secretly hoping that Bridget will be sharing her fabulous cookie making skills with us. Oops! I guess that's not a secret anymore... :-)

Here is my card for 3 different challenges

#1 and #2 challenges are from Christian Paper Crafts

Color Monday CM57 (Muted colors of shabby chic (brown or kraft, light blue or pink, white or cream and green is optional if you want to add flowers)

Sketch Tuesday SST57 I kinda tweaked my take on the sketch but I know Gloria understands :-)

#3 Challenge is from That's Krafty Thursday (TKTC27) at the Spotted Chick blog

(please excuse the shadows!)

Ingredients: Paper: Making Memories, My Minds Eye, Bazzill; Ink: Memento, Distress Ink, frayed burlap; Stamps: Unity {Ippity}; Tools: Spellbinders Nestie (deckled rectangle), Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations, ink blending tool, Cuttlebug and CB folder, sewing machine, Heidi Swapp edge distresser; Embellishments: buttons(Foof a la), natural hemp cord, adhesive pearl (Queen & Co)

Thanks for looking and have a very blessed and delightful day!!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fun with Grandbabies

My oldest grandson, Jakob (3 years old and now potty trained!! Oh and some of the things that he says... he is cracking me up)

Jakob's little sister Addy (crackers on chin!) and my youngest grandbaby - she is a cuddlebug and affectionately called chubbie bunny ( I really doubt she is going to like that nickname)

My oldest granddaughter Riley Ann, she is so sweet (her mommy & daddy are expecting #2 in November)

At their "craft table" I'm starting them young!! They love to draw when they come over to play at Grammie's!

And they love to eat and make messes!!
I'm having a blast with my grandbabies!! Just thought I'd share...


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet Flower Power

Good Morning and thanks for dropping by! Just getting ready to head to work but wanted to post this card and play along with two challenges this week.
First challenge is a sketch challenge Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #68 (I've turned the sketch for may take on it)

(Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing)

The 2nd challenge is from Bugaboo Stamps Blog "Catch the Bug Challenge" and this week is Flower Power! I have lots of flowers on mine to qualify!!I've seen so many of the digistamp images from Bugaboo but this is the first time I've actually made it over to the store to check it out!! What fun stuff there.... I'll be back visiting and shopping there for sure!

This is my first time playing along with both of these challenges!!

I just love the papers in this card, so feminine, so girly, so pretty, so sold out at the lss!! I'm bummed but glad I bought a few extra sheets (hee-hee!) cause I want to use it in one of my granddaughter's scrapbooks! The paper is from "The Girls' Paperie" by Margie be sure and check out the gallery there!! Lots of beautiful creations. This paper is called Green Brocade and it's doublesided so that explains why there is no "brocade"! But I just loved the delicate and petite flowers on the opposite side. The colored cardstock is Bazzill. The flower is a stamp from Hero Arts on Neenah cardstock; colored with Copics markers (YG07, YG13, Y38, R20, R32, W1), the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. I've used Palette black ink to stamp the images and sentiment. My buttons are from Making Memories and the ribbon is Offray. I used my sewing machine to stitch and also to pierce just a little!


Well that's it for now! Thanks for looking and have a fantastic Thursday! The weekend is almost here!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop featuring MAGENTA!!

Welcome to Delightful Details and the Christian Paper Crafts Blog hop featuring Magenta.

Today we as the design team at CPC are thrilled to be introducing you to a terrific stamp company that has been around for over a decade called Magenta. We will begin your introduction to them via this blog hop and then you are invited to visit them at their website. Who exactly is Magenta? Well Magenta is a Canadian Manufacturer that creates rubber stamps, decorative papers, self-adhesive Peel Off's, laser-cut chipboards and cork, aluminum embellishments, and a large range of products and decorative accessories for Rubber Stamper and Scrapbooker’s. They have a FANTASTIC gallery so be sure and check it out. We will be showcasing these wonderful Peel-offs during this blog hop. We hope you will be inspired and come to love these easy to use peel-offs as you visit each design teams blog.

If you have hopped here after visiting with Angella, then you are on the right track!! If not then here is the order and you really don't want to miss any of these delightful creations from the Design Team!!
Natalie (that's me!)
Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog

Blog Hop Requirements:

1. Leave a comment on each blog, including the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog, even though Cindy won't have anything to show you, but will have a post up for you to leave a comment.
2. You must be a follower of the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog.
3. You must be a registered member of Christian Paper Crafts.
4. Cindy will be drawing the number from the comments left on the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog and making sure that you left a comment on the other blogs as well.

This is going to be a short hop and Cindy will draw the winner at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning and announce it at Christian Paper Crafts Blog. Head over to CPC to see what you may win!

Here is my first card:
I used the Peel Off's and colored the inside of the image with my Copic markers. I used the Peel Offs to accent the corners of the Nestabilities (Deckled Rectangle) and then stamped the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co). Card base is Bazzill cardstock, the dp is FancyPants. Embellishments: Adhesive pearls, Creative Charms; two Border punches from EK Success and Martha Stewart. (I apologize the picture is so washed out!)

"Delicate Flowers"

I've repurposed this empty candle jar and decorated the frosted glass with "Deco Accents" Peel Offs.

"Flowers in Frames" (gold)

The two cards pictured above are both colored with Copics the one on the left the actual Peel Off is colored (center on one flower, petals on the other) Paper: My Minds Eye and BoBunny, sentiment is from Hero Arts. I prepared the focal piece of cardstock (Neenah) by using two Distress Inks (Peeled Paint and Broken China) and using a blending tool inked the paper (cut with a Nestabilities, Deckled Rectangle) The card on the right the inside of the image is colored after the Peel Offs were placed on Neenah white cardstock, the DP is Basic Gray and the card base is Bazzill cardstock. Fast and easy but a touch of elegance because of the Magenta Peel Offs!

This is the cutest little gift box. The perfect size for a handful of Hersey's Kisses (or a piece of jewelry)! The Peel Off's are called Butterfly Garden. I've added adhesive pearls to accent by Queen & Co. and I free handed the "vine" with a white Sharpie paint pen. I've also added Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (bottle) to add a little more texture. You'll have to enlarge the pic (click on the pic) to see them better. To tie it off at the top, I used a piece of chenille wire and added a flower from the Peel Offs, it was perfect to finish it off. This was such an easy way to dress up a "naked" gift box!!

These were fantastic to work with they are even repositionable and I thought very sturdy considering how delicate they look!! (and rather addicting!) Thanks to Marcelle for sharing this wonderful company with us!

Don't forget to leave a comment and your next stop is Mary's blog - Soft Angel Kisses

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying the blog hop, God bless!! (There's a prize that is worth $45 so be sure to follow the directions!)


Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's "That's Krafty Thursday" at the Spotted Chick!

Hey friends thanks for visiting today!
Okay, you've got to check out one of my favorite blogs in all blogland and it's the Spotted Chick.
Jeanie is so creative and fun, she always has the best images to color and her design work is so incredible and then her coloring, well let's just say color me green! You're going to love visiting her hen house! Trust me it's worth cluckin' about!! Today I'm going to venture out and join in her That's Krafty Thursday challenge. Every week the challenge is to use kraft paper in your creation! So be sure and check out her roost and let me know what you think and be sure and give her a sweet little cluck for me! Here's my card: "thanks for being my friend"


Here are the Copics I used.

The ingredients to my card: Paper: (all cardstock, gasp!! no pattern paper!) Neenah (for the images) Bazzill and Paper Accents for the kraft and matting, I used scraps of c/s that matched the flower. Stamps: Hero Arts, "Be Happy"; Ink: Palette, black for the flowers and Distress Ink, Peeled Paint (to stamp the grass then colored with Copic Markers); Punch: Martha Stewart, picket fence; I also used Ranger Stickles, icicles for the wings on the cute little bee that was cut out and put on a dimensional. That's it for the delightful details. Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend and God bless and have a wonderful Mother's Day if I don't get back here before then.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Christian Paper Crafts!!

I can't believe how fast this year has gone!!
I just want to say congratulations to Cindy and the rest of the Design Team on a job (normally I'd say "well done") but I'm going to say "well led." We can't take any of the credit or glory because we all know that the Lord has directed and placed into position those He desired to accomplish His purposes for this site. So I know I can speak for all of us "behind" the scenes girls that the Lord is doing a good work in us and we pray through us, too! If you have a minute won't you go over to CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and say hello and if you have a prayer request be sure and let us know, we have a group over there that loves to pray and it's been exciting to see all the answers to prayer. We have fun sharing our papercraft projects, too! Be sure and take a look at the gallery for some inspiration! God bless and have a great weekend!!