Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Warm Hugs!

Hello Delightful Friends!

Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly) is here already!  I can't believe how fast the last 2 weeks have gone.  Last time I posted we were experiencing snow, well that continued a little longer but now we are having an atmospheric river!  Which means a very heavy rain causing flooding and because it's a warmer rain, it melts the snow and causes even more flooding!  The fields I drive by when going to work are under water.  Maybe this will lessen the drought California is experiencing.  We can hope!

Back to Word Art Wednesday and the challenge, here is my card this week.  Our sponsor is Crafty Individuals (UK).  Check out their site HERE They have some very cool, contemporary collage stamps.

Here is the featured Scripture art I used this week:

The other ingredients I've used are Taylored Expressions Cozy Winter stencil and clear stamp combo (sentiment and mittens) and matching dies. The paper is from Photo Play called Crafting with My Gnomies (6x6 pad)
Inks: Lime Zest and Poblano Pepper (TE).  Darice Hemp Cord. TE Blender Brushes.

Well that's it for me!  Thanks so much for visiting.  
Hope you share your crafty creations with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Natalie  πŸ’–

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Word Art Wednesday - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Delightful Friends!

 I live in northern California, near the coast with very mild weather year round and we are experiencing snow!!  I know it's winter and snow is not unsual during the winter for others but I live really close to the coast and we just don't get snow, but we got snow and it's supposed to snow again tonight.  It is so cold.... I know I sound like a wimp.  I enjoy looking at snow from my warm house, but I do not like to drive in the snow, I like to feel my fingers and toes, you know???  I'm going to have to invest in some much warmer clothes⛄
So I'm thinking Spring...  it's less than 3 weeks until Spring... can't wait.
It's also time for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly) and I'm excited to use our sponsor Pretty Pink Posh's stamp and dies (Love Balloons) I love this cute set, it has balloons shaped in the letters L-O-V-E  and adorable critters.  I colored this bunny using Prisma-color pencils and stamped on pattern paper and then die cut the heart shaped balloons. Other ingredients include Pattern Paper (Lawn Fawn - Spring Fling 6x6 pad). Taylored Expressions Die and Earl Gray ink.

Below is the Scripture Art for this weeks challenge.  You don't have to use it but we love it if you would. Go to Word Art Wednesday and grab it and share your creation with us.  

Remember you can share 5 different new crafty creations each week the challenge runs for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor Pretty Pink Posh!

Thannks so much for visiting!  Stay Warm!!

πŸ’— Natalie

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Joyful, Patient and Faithful

Hello Delightful Friends!

I have my card ready for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly).  We have one of our favorite sponsors for the challenge:  Stamp Simply!! Yay!

Here's my card and I've used the Stamp Simply Have a Cup on Us. The sentiment "Blessings" comes from the Seasonal Wreath (Fall & Winter).  I used the Scripture Art on the inside of the card.
I've colored with PrismaColor Pencils (the rose cup, the pink polkadot cup and the pink striped cup)  I did the paper piecing techmique on the other 3 cups.  The ink I've used is Versafine Sepia.

The Scripture Art was printed on vellum and I adhered it to a light pink piece of card stock. What a great and simple message.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.  

Check out the challenge blog for a chance to win the prize from Stamp Simply!  They have an awesome online store and so much inspiration  on their blog.  Remember you can upload 5 new projects, that's 10 new projects each challenge.  

Have a blessed day!! Thanks for visiting.

Natalie  πŸ’“

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’“