Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Forever - Sentimental Sundays (190) and WAW (116)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's another sunny day in northern California.  My little granddaughters (ages 3 & 4) are having fun playing in the backyard, we just got back from church and Ladies Bible study, then it was a quick walk to the post office, had lunch and now they are enjoying the afternoon playing "school" with their Leap Pads. Won't be long before we will be heading to the school to pick up Jakob and hand little Princess Tucker over to her momma.  Busy day! Thankfully dinner is in the crockpot!

I made this card to play in a new (for me) challenge at Sentimental Sundays and Word Art Wednesday #116 (Anything Goes) plus I really need to add to my short stack of Valentine cards!  The challenge at Sentimental Sundays is to have more than 3 layers to your card plus a sentiment.  Okay... so this is a little out of my comfort zone, it's my version of perhaps a "modified" shabby chic styled card.  More on the shabby than chic I'm afraid.  I've distressed the edges, did a tiny line of stitching (in the middle), and inked around the edges of one of the panels and the heart. 

Ingredients:   Paper and stamp (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit and Stamp set of the month - Jan. 2014); Buttons, twine and staple (stash) Inks: Distress Inks, Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen; Sentiment: Sticker from Authentique (6x6 Bundle: Smitten Collection); Heart punch (Marvy Uchida: Super Jumbo); Paper Distresser

Thanks so much for looking!! Have a great week!

The rich and the poor have a common bond.  The LORD is the maker of them all.  Proverbs 22:2



  1. wow, you've had such a busy day! and you had some time for crafting! beautiful card you've made. I can't believe shabby chic is out of your comfort zone. You've done amazing! I love the hearts designer paper and all the little date stamps! shabby AND chic! Welcome to Sentimental Sundays and thank you for joining us in our More than 3 layers challenge. I hope you join us again!
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  2. Natalie this card is stunning! I love the look you got with the red and the newsprint paper. I think you have a talent in this style! Hope you have a blessed week. {Hugs} Laura

  3. Sounds like your busy day was a fun one, Natalie! I don't know what I would do without my crockpot that is for sure ;). Your card is darling, and I'm loving your distressing :D

  4. girl this is so sweet!!!!! so glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays!! :)

  5. Great card just so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at sentimental Sundays.good luck
    Caroline dt

  6. I just LOVE this sweet card, Natalie. It exudes love, and is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge. It means so much that you take the time to share your God-given talents with us. I appreciate it SO very much, and pray that God will richly bless you for sharing. Have a great week, my friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. What a pretty card! I love the layers and the colors! Stitching adds such a nice texture to your card!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays! All the best!