Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Cas-ual Fridays Sponsor!

Hello Delightful Friends!
Can you believe it's already August!  School is just around the corner, I have 5 grandkids 2 will be in high school, an eight grader, a sixth grader and a 4th grader they are getting too big!  And this means juggling schedules to attend all the functions.  (I love it!!)

Well it's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday!!!  It's ANYTHING GOES - FAMILY FRIENDLY and you can enter 5 times a week with a new project.  Each challenge last two weeks so that's 10 new projects for a chance to win the prize!  
Thank you to Cas-ual Fridays our Sponsor this week. Be sure to check out the  Blog for excellent inspiration!  We do truly appreciate our sponsors!!

Here is my card:

I sure have been enjoying the stencil sets that I've been adding to my ever growing collection of crafts stuff!  

Stamp & Stencil Set "One in a Melon" (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Lime Zest, Watermelon, Oreo
Paper: Sugar Cube 100# (TE)  Buffalo Check/Woodgrain (Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Petite Prints)
Die: Stitched Scallop Rectangle (Pink Fresh)
Embellishments: Glossy Accents 
Tools: Big Shot, TE Stencil Brushes
Scripture Art: Psalm 52:9

Thanks so much for visiting.

Sweet Blessings,
Natalie 💕

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - My Favorite Things

Hello Delightful Friends!

This week our sponsor for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge is My Favorite Things!! ($25 gift card)
I was so happy I had a few different stamp sets to choose from.  Be sure and check their blog and store for the newest release! So much inspiration there with videos, galleries, sketch challenges and more.  Enter the WAW Anything Goes- Family Friendly challenge for a chance to win!  You can enter 5 new projects each week (two week challenge).

I've used two different sets from My Favorite Things: Zippy Zebras and Gift Card Greetings 

Here is the Scripture art for the week but I chose not to use it.

Here are the other ingredients:
Prisma Color pencils, Oreo Black Ink (Taylored Expressions)
Buffalo check/wood grain 6x6 petite pattern (Doodlebug Design)
Stitched Circle (Simon Says Stamp)
Simple coloring with the Prisma Color pencils.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - It's a Bee-utiful Day

Hello Delightful Friends,

Time for the new Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (Family Friendly)!
Our sponsor for our challenge is Seth Apter Designs 2 x $25 (two prizes of $25 each)
Seth is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City.  You just might want to check out his cool blog:  HERE is the LINK

Here is our Scripture Art if you'd like to use it on your card (optional)  the challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter 5 new projects each week, head over to Word Art Wednesday for more info.

Here is my card using the Scripture Art:

Sugar Cube White card base 100#
Top layer card stock (Taylored Expressions - Honey
Stamp and Stencil Bees Knees (T.E.July Kit) on Sugar Cube card stock
Inks: Taylored Expressions (honey, salt water taffy, Sea Salt, Oreo)
Die: honeycomb (in the July Kit) coordinating bee dies (kit)

Thanks for visiting and have a bee-utiful day!!😉

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Freedom in Jesus, the Son!

Hello Delightful friends!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their summer. Baseball and softball are done for the grandkids Unless my granddaughter plays on the traveling softball team. We will find out today. My garden is finally in, I've done my garden in buckets and on raised platforms this year which my dear hubby made.  So much easier on our backs and not so much weeding either!

It's time for our bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Altenew.  Be sure and take a look at the Altenew Blog so much inspiration and so many resources to help you learn new techniques. Wonderful!!  
Don't forget that our challenge is an Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge that runs for two weeks.  Each week you can share 5 new projects and that will give you the opportunity to win the prize from Altenew.  Be sure and check it out!  We also have Scripture Art that you can use but it's not required.

This weeks Scripture from John 8:36

I'm so blessed with this Scripture from the Gospel of John.  This world system wants to keep us in bondage but thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ, He has set us free from sin.  So no matter what difficulty is thrown in our direction whether it's sickness, financial problems, wars and rumors of war, famine, whatever it might be, we can exhibit a peace, a love, a joy and a hope that NOBODY can take away! It is shining the light of Jesus Christ to this lost world and we can share it through our testimony and God's Word. We truly can celebrate our FREEDOM!

My card ingredients:

Scripture Art resized and printed on Vellum, diecut using Stitched Circle Die (Lawn Fawn) 
Card base: Sugar Cube #100 card stock
Layer on top of base: Sugar Cube c/s stamped using Splatter Background and Red Cherry Ink the edges were blended with a brush using Blueberry ink that had been mostly removed, to keep it a lighter color
Top layer inks: Red Cherry, Blueberry, Gumball.
Stencil Set: Create-in-Quads: Hooray Layering Stencil
Embellishments: Red Pearl Drip Drops (Bits & Pieces)
(all of the ingredients except the Scripture Art & Stitched Circle Die are from Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much for visiting!  God bless.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Father's Day Card

Hello Delightful Friends,

Here is my card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly).

  Who doesn't need ADHESIVE??  Our sponsor this week is Stix to Anything (Adhesive Prize Package to one lucky winner!)  You can enter 5 times a week with a new project and since the challenge is open for 2 weeks you could possibly have 10 chances to win!

Here is the Scripture Art used:

These are the ingredients used for this card (mainly Taylored Expressions unless specified)

Stamp & Stencil set: Hook Line & Sinker
Inks: Tropical Punch, Sprinkles, Confetti Cake, Oyster.
Paper: Tropical Punch, Sugar Cube
Stamp & Die Combo: Dad Bod  
The Scripture Art was printed on Vellum (from the print shop) and cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn)
The greenish color on the fish was completely accidental.  My stencil had yellow ink that wasn't completely cleaned off (oops!) and it created a new color!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Stamp Simply Sponsor!

Hello Delightful Friends,

A new week and challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Our wonderful sponsor this time is
 Stamp Simply and Ribbon Store be sure and check out all the new products and wonderful inspiration (be sure and check out our own Karen Letchworth on the May 23 post over there!!)

Here is my card this week using the Scripture Art and the Coffee or Tea die set from Stamp Simply.

I have to admit I struggled a bit with getting the Scripture and the design to come together and I finally gave up and decided to just size the Scripture art to fit the cup die and printed it on vellum.  Not sure if it's really a verse that I would send out as a card to someone, to be perfectly honest with you.  So I may revamp later on with a more appropriate verse to fit an occasion.

Here are the ingredients:
Stamp Simply die (Coffee or Tea)
Photo Play Paper 6x6 pad "Crafting with My Gnomies
Taylored Expressions: Gold Bits and Pieces
Stash: Yellow button, flower die with leaves
The border around was made by die cutting with an A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate (TE) and then cutting to fit around so that the stripes would go in the direction I desired.
I embellished the cup and also die cut multiples and glued them together to give more dimension (including the handle).  I used a yellow card base to brighten it up a bit.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
Have a blessed week!

Natalie 💕

Please join me in praying for the families in Texas.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Featuring Lawn Fawn!

Hello Friends!

We have a real fun and popular sponsor this week for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  It's Lawn Fawn!! This week is the summer release so be sure and check out all the inspiration and fun new items at the Lawn Fawn Blog HERE.
I love their Critter line of stamps and dies.  This is an older set called Critters of the Sea that I've used this week besides some other items listed below.
Hopefully you can play along for a chance to win the sponsors' prize.  This challenge runs for 2 weeks and you can enter 5 new crafty projects each week for a chance to win.  This is an Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge, so quick get back to your craft table and get inspired!
We also have Scripture Art you can upload and use if you'd like to ( below is the digital image)

Here is a list of the materials I've used:
Other items I've used are the Inks from Taylored Expressions: Blue Raspberry, Gumball, Sprinkles, Salt Water Taffy, Earl Grey and Toffee; Stencil Brushes; Toffee & Sugar Cube card stock; Bits & Pieces clear Drip Drops to embellish.  The Scripture Art was printed on Vellum.
I colored the Critters with Prismacolor Pencils and added the white accents with Uni-Ball Signa pen and popped them up with dimensional squares.

Thanks for visiting,

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Delightful friends!
Hope everyone had a blessed Resurrection Sunday!  We had a wonderful service and was so nice to see so many people that were visiting from out of the area.  Well it's Wednesday so that means it's time for our twice monthly challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The sponsor for this challenge is the very faithful Really Reasonable Ribbon  and here is the link to their BLOG, we are all so grateful for our sponsors! 

Don't forget to play along and upload a new crafty project at Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.  You can enter up to five new projects a week for a opportunity to win our sponsor's prize.

Here is my card for a little inspiration and if you have a moment check my last card and see how I've stepped it up a bit using the same stamp but this time I used the coordinating stencil and I'll give you more details at the end of the post.

Scripture Art for the week: 


I stamped the background stamp Flower Patch (Taylored Expressions) with Toffee Ink (TE), then using the coordinating layering stencil I added the following colors (first, since I've used the Toffee card stock (TE) I'm going to stencil each layer with Sugar Cube (TE - technique from Heather Nichols) after it dries (because its a pigment ink) I will stencil each layer with the following inks: Granny Smith, Guava, Pineapple (all TE).  Next I die cut, using the Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn) the center, creating a frame for the base.  I cut out 3 more of the rectangles in white card stock, to pop up the center focal piece then adhered them together.  Before adhering them to the base, I added the hemp cording and tied a bow.  Next I die cut the Scripture Art using Stitched Scallop Circle (Cottage Cutz) and also a piece of vellum.  With my stencil brush, I gentle inked the edges without re-inking for just a touch of color. I then adhered the two pieces together and added it to the card.

Thanks so much for visiting and may God richly bless you this week.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - Thank You Heartfelt Creations

Hello Delightful Friends!

Word Art Wednesday has another wonderful sponsor and challenge for us!  Heartfelt Creations will be giving $20 to shop at their online store!!  Did you know they have classes, videos, a gallery and blog plus so much more? Go grab a cup of coffee or tea if you prefer and go browse for inspiration.
The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly it will run for two weeks and you can enter a new creation 5 times each week!  

Here is my card with our Scripture Art this week:

The Scripture Art is free to use if you'd like, just go over to the challenge blog and grab it.

The ingredients I've used:
Water color paper, Karin Brushmarkers, Koi watercolors, white vellum, 
Stamp: Flower Patch Background (Taylored Expressions) stamped with Poppy Seed ink (T.E)
The Scripture was die cut using Nested Stitched Scalloped Circle (Cottage kutz)
Card stock: Cilantro and the base is Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions).

Hope you all have a beautiful Resurrection Sunday!  May our Risen Savior Jesus Christ pour out His love into your hearts today.  Thanks for visiting.

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - He is Risen!

Blessings to my Delightful friends!

Can you believe the month of March is almost over?  It has truly flown by and this is our third challenge for the month for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Individuals. Be sure and check out the store and the blog for fabulous inspiration.

Our challenge is Anything Goes (Family Friendly) which includes cards, scrapbook pages, journals, Bible journaling & mixed media AND you can share your project at our Challenge Blog HERE.  You can upload 5 new projects a week (the challenge is for 2 weeks!) the more you enter the better chance to win!  We also have Scripture Art that you can use but is not required to play along.

Here is my card:

I've used the Scripture Art for the week, Matthew 28:6 (perfect for Resurrection Sunday!)
This is a Mini Slim Top Fold card base (Sugar Cube) that I've used and a new layering stencil called the Triple Slim "In the Garden" you can order the coordinating  paper (Triple Slim Line in Sugar Cube or Toffee) which makes 3 different mini slim line card layers (see the samples here).  All the products I've used are from Taylored Expressions.  The inks I've used are: Lime Zest, Strawberry Milkshake, Guava, Peaches 'N Cream, Candy Corn (mainly for shading) & Lemon Meringue.                  

 I printed the Scripture Art on Vellum.

Thanks so very much for visiting and I hope you will play along and share your crafty creations!

Natalie 💕

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Word Art Wednesday - God is More Than Enough

Hello Delightful friends,

I have an encouraging card to share today for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes / Family Friendly).  I like to find different ways to use my stamps and dies and so that was my mindset when I started planning this one.  I knew I was going to incorporate the Starry Background (DRS Designs, our sponsor this week).   So, I had been thinking on this for a few days.  I also changed my mind a few times!! I've used 5 different dies from different companies too. But I really like how it turned out!  

Here is my card (ingredients and steps follow):

First I picked out some pieces of card stock from my stash and stamped the Starry Background using Versamark Ink.  I used the Ranger White Embossing powder, then heat set it.  Then I die cut the balloons, I diecut a bunch of them but only used three on my card.  The die was from the Party Time set from Taylored Expressions (I think it's retired though...). The strings for the balloons are part of the set and so is the tiny bow.  I glued the strings to the back of the balloons and set them aside.  Next I used the Stitched Scallop Rectangle die (Pink Fresh Studios) and choose one of the cute plaids from the Doodlebug Designs 6x6 pad (Made With Love set).  It's double sided and the yellow polk-a-dot paper hillside is the backside of the plaid. I die cut it using the Simple Stitched Hillside die from Lawn Fawn.
Now to put it together:  On the card base, adhere the yellow hillside (make sure it's just a tad bit smaller than the card base so that it fits beneath the plaid "rectangle frame" After those two are glued down stamp the sentiment, I've used Earl Grey ink (Taylored Expressions) and the sentiment is from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called God is for You.  Then start arranging the balloons, I've popped up the light green and yellow balloons with dimensional tape after I glued down the teal balloon.  Lastly I added the teeny tiny bow and a clear Bits & Pieces Drip Drop (T.E.) to the balloon strings.
Seems like a lot of steps but once I knew what I wanted to do, the card came together quickly.

Hope you like it and I do appreciate you visiting.  Don't forget to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, the challenge lasts for two weeks and you can link up 5 new projects a week!

Remember, no matter what you are facing in this crazy life, the Lord will be with you and He is more than enough to see you through.  Jesus will never leave you, nor will He forsake you.



Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Word Art Wednesday with Taylored Expressions!

Hello Delightful Friends!

I'm so excited to share a card I made for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday using quite a few products from our Sponsor Taylored Expressions!  One of my favorite stamp companies, actually my first stamp set I ever purchased online was a Tea-themed set that was so cute.  It's retired now, but I still pull it out from time to time.  I loved getting the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit every month waaay baaack when... and playing along in the challenges.
So I've been a fan for a long time!
Today my card features the March kit (unfortunately it is sold out 😢 called Graceful Expression of Sympathy which works nicely with our Scripture Art for this weeks challenge. It's never fun to have to make a sympathy card but it's a wonderful way to express love and comfort during a difficult time, through a handmade card. My son-in-law Ray just passed away January 30th of this year so it's first hand knowledge receiving cards with such heartfelt sentiments.
 There were some excellent Scripture verses included in this kit, hopefully they will release the stamp set with the verses to sell individually.

Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge:

Inside of the card

This weeks Scripture Art

The ingredients I've used that were not included in the TE kit are the following:
Water color paper (pre-cut panels), Bits & Pieces Clear Drops, and Mint Julep Ink.
Other Ingredients:  
Cross Stitched Oval Die (Cottage Cutz); Koi Watercolors; black, green card stock (from my stash)

Don't forget to play along at the WAW Blog.  Share your new crafty creations with us and perhaps you will be the winner for the prize from Taylored Expressions!  Enter a new crafty project 5x each week during the two week challenge.
Thank you so much for visiting! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Stamp Simply!

Hello Delightful Friends!

Word Art Wednesday is blessed to have Stamp Simply as our sponsor this week!  Hope you will join us for a chance to win a prize.  Our challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly and runs for two weeks.  Each week you can share up to 5 new creations for a chance to win!!  
I've used the very versatile stamp set called Seasonal Wreaths: Spring & Summer (Stamp Simply line).  This has a lot of useful sentiments that I use frequently and a matching die (purchased separately).  I love the two part wreath and need to get more creative with it, there are some fun possibilities.  Stamp Simply has a great product line and some great ideas on their blog, so be sure and check it out and make a wish list!! You never know who will win...

Here's my card:

I've used watercolor paper to stamp on. First I used the vine image and stamped with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with  Ranger Gold embossing powder, then I stamped the "Spring" floral swag onto the wreath, again I heat embossed it in gold.  Then I used the Karin Brushmarkers (Plum 197, Cerise 375 and Olive Green 281) and a small brush and water to blend the colors.  
I used the the Versamark Ink pad and heat embossed with the gold, along the edge of the white card base to create the strip of gold.  I cut my water color paper to 4.25 x 5".  I popped up the Scripture Art and placed it at the bottom of the water color paper. I love the gold, it makes the card have an elegant yet simple look.  Hope you like it!

This weeks Scripture Art from Hosea 2:19:

Thanks for visiting and please join us at Word Art Wednesday for some more creative ideas!!


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - God Loves

Welcome Delightful Friends!

Hope you are staying warm!  We don't have snow but we have the wind coming off the ocean that is so cold here on the coast of northern California.  Brrrr!
 This week at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog we have a really fun sponsor Pretty Pink Posh Hope you will be able to play along.  I just happened to see a stamp set that I just couldn't say no to 💓.  It's from their New Arrivals and I've used it on my card today.
So many cute stamps, dies and embellishments!!  Sign up for their newsletter for inspiration!
Don't forget that this challenge is "Anything Goes - Family Friendly" and you can enter up to 5x per week.
So get busy and show us your creations at WAW Blog!!

Here is my card:

Scripture art is perfect and what a wonderful verse knowing that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.  That is true love.  💓

I've colored with Copic Markers
The pattern paper is Crate Paper 6x6; my stash for the card stock
Ink: Memento black  Pencil: white
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts; Taylored Expressions: Build a Scene Heart Fence and Hill
Dimensional foam tape to pop up the chipmunk and some of the letters.

 I really had fun coloring these balloons and chipmunk (there are other critters in the set).  I plan to make more for this years Valentines Day for my grandkids!
Thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog - Holy Holy Holy

Hello Delightful Friends,

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge (weeks 527-528) is starting and last for 2 weeks!  Don't forget to play along and leave some love along the way by sharing a kind word!

I was waiting for the winner of the blog hop to get back to me before posting my winner.
Congratulations to Heather Mills from Rhode Island, your prize package is on it's way!!

Today our Sponsor is the STAMPS OF LIFE ($25).  So, you really need to play along with us, don't forget you can share up to  5 new creations per week to be eligible for the prize so head over to Word Art Wednesday!   Stamps of Life have some adorable stamps, dies, videos and tutorials!!

Here is my card and the Scripture art for this challenge (the Scripture art is optional but we love it if you would use it)

Card ingredients:
Base: white 100lb card stock; behind the front panel is a A2 cut pink card stock (Bazzill)
The front panel (cherry pop card stock) was die cut with Stitched with Love cutting plate (Taylored Expressions) 
Scripture heart was cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Die.
Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, I wanted to try out the cutting plate and it cuts like a dream, plus you get all those cute little hearts.  I've got mine in a little container for future use.
I kept my card simple and also flat for mailing.  This style is great if you need a bunch, just change out the sentiments and color of card stock, even the size of the heart can be changed. I made another with pink and toffee card stock that is super sweet.

Thanks for visiting and I pray you will stay close to Jesus, we know it won't be long, when we will see Him face to face! 


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - I will Sing Praises

Hello Delightful Friends and Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a safe New Year's Eve and a lovely Christmas.  We are off on our new crafty season for 2022 and another year of Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenges at Word Art Wednesday!!  We start off this year with Top Flight Stamps as our sponsor ($25). Be sure and check our their new Valentine stamps!!! 
 Hope you will be able to play along on our 2 week challenge.  As usual there will be a Scripture to use if you would like.  I love the one starting off the new year from Psalms 146:2 ( a reminder to always praise our Lord) He is worthy to sing praises to!

Here are the ingredients to my card:

I've colored the image with Copic markers, (sorry I put them away before writing them down)
Avery Elle Reverse Pinked Rectangle die, Taylored Expressions Bursting Blooms stamp and Pea Pod card stock.  The base is white (Neenah) and I printed the Scripture on Vellum.

Thanks so much for visiting and playing along!!
God Bless us in 2022!

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