Friday, September 3, 2010

Play Date Cafe and Bible Verse Thursday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Still trying to get back into the swing of things and it's as if my creative juices have dried up like the creek bed here in town!! My goodness I take off for a week and it's as if my whole crafting rhythm is out of kilter. Well, I will press on and hopefully I'll be reunited with it soon! Ok, I sound like a drama queen, this is not the end of the world for cryin' out loud!

I have two challenges in todays card. The first one is from CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and Angella's inspirational BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY!! Angie's challenge was to make a card or project with "Thinking of You" being the key idea. But you need to use a Scripture of encouragment on your project. Can you think of another Scripture of encouragement, there are so many!! But I love this one from Romans 8:31! "If God is for us, who can be against us." Wow!! Powerful verse, even more powerful chapter so I ENCOURAGE you to go read the whole chapter of Romans 8!! I've used the verse on the front of the card and the sentiment on the inside says "Thinking of You"

The second challenge is a color challenge from PLAY DATE CAFE CHALLENGE BLOG. They have some of the coolest color challenges, I wasn't able to play last week (doggone it!) but this week I'm back! This week the colors are bold and bright jeweled tones and are inspired by the Guest Designer Sankari Wegman her work is beautiful, I first saw her work at Taylored Expressons and was blown away by her bold and beautiful projects, so be sure and check out her blog!


inside of card

I want to share a little about the finishing work on the card because it's not that noticable but something was just missing (little bit of dimension and interest!) so I've added white dots with Smooch (pearlized accent ink - Moonlit) along the border punch (Fiskars). In hindsight, I would probably just add a straight line rather than try to outline the border. The darker colored border has been accented with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Bordeaux, I also "glammed" the butterflies, then added pearls from KaiserCraft.

Other ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey (Green at Heart), Bazzill, cardstock; Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs and Inkadinkadoo (inside); Ink: Archival (coffee) and Antique Linen Distress ink for blending the edges; Marvy Uchida, butterfly punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Label 9, Cuttlebug

Thanks so much for looking, I'm heading over to the church to prepare for the Gospel of John Bible Study that I share at Christian Paper Crafts. I can hardly believe it's been a year that I've been teaching this!! What a fast year it's been. Hope you'll take a minute to encourage me with a delightful comment. Have a fantastic day! Thanks again for visiting.



  1. It is quite a good colour scheme to work with this week, don't you think? I adore the butterflies.

    Sue xx

  2. Natalie, this is a great card. I love the bold color the added embelishment and most of all the verse! Great job!

  3. Great card! Love those butterflies and that adorable border on the left...what a standout! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. Beautiful have worked the colours well...I love the saying!

  5. Awesome job with this colour combo! Beautiful card and the white dots finish it perfectly!

  6. Beautiful card inside and out. Lovely use of the colors. Glad you found time to play along at the PDCC.

  7. Wonderful card, great use of this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  8. Sweet card! The papers are all so great together and I really like the Nesties that you used.

  9. Very pretty card - the colors, the shapes, the embellishments, and the verse is wonderfully inspiring.
    hugs, Joyce

  10. OH Natalie--this is a GORGEOUS card! I love the white dots on the side and that sentiment--THANK YOU for reminding me that God is on my side:) LOVE IT! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:}