Friday, November 1, 2013

November Guest Designer, Natalie Houston

Our Guest Designer for November is the very sweet and talented Natalie Houston.  Natalie has been playing along in our challenges for quite some time, and we're always blessed by her beautiful art and her deep love for the Lord, Jesus Christ.  We hope that you will all stop by her blog, Delightful Details, to say hello and welcome her to the Word Art Wednesday family.  We know that she will be a blessing to you all this month.  Here is little bit about herself that she has chosen to share with everyone.
November Guest Designer, Natalie Houston
I cannot remember a time when I was not doing something crafty.  I've sewn clothes and quilted, made fabric dolls and even tried my hand at tole painting (which I found out I'm not very good at, but my husband was!)  So scrapbooking and cardmaking had to be the next fabulous crafty adventure, and I love it!  My dear husband of 37 years, Kerry, has tolerated the late nights and creative chaos throughout the house very well (well, for the most part, anyway!)
We have lived in northern California all of our lives and raised our 3 children here. We are blessed with 1 grandson (Jake, 6) and 3 grand daughters (Riley 5, Addy 4, & Tucker 3). I work at the locally-owned scrapbook store 2 days a week and then take care of 3 of the grandkids the other weekdays. My husband works in a lumber mill by day and is the pastor of the community church the other 16 hours! So that is another hat I have worn for 16 years ("Pastor's wife") so my life is very full and very blessed with serving the Lord, serving my family and our extended church family.
I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago. My first scrapbook was for my parents' 50th anniversary.  After that, the grandkids started arriving so it's been focused on them (and gradually I began making cards too).  I've discovered a love for Copic Markers, paper piecing, and lately I've gotten my hands into mixed media as well.  What can I say, I just enjoy it all!  I love learning new techniques.  It's a thrill and a joy to be asked to be the Guest Designer here at Word Art Wednesday for the Month of November!


Nancy said...

Congratulations, Natalie! I'm happy to see you guesting here! It's also very nice to learn some more about you and your life! I look forward to seeing more of your work this month! :o)

~Tammy~ said...

I can't wait to see what you create with the beautiful scriptures each week~ Blessings!

Jo Ann said...

Hi Natalie...It's an honor to have another woman of God here at WAW. Welcome to the family and hope to further the Kingdom of God side by side with you through the talents the Lord has blessed us with. If there's anything we can help you with, please let us know. Hugs and blessings, always!


Unknown said...

Welcome to the GD position at WAW. We are blessed by the talent and love of God you bring to us in your art and blog. Blessings, Carole

Diane Noble said...

Welcome Natalie! What a delight to meet you. We have a ton in common, so I'm eager to stop by your blog and connect. We're so happy to have you here with us for November. A great big WAW welcome and hug! Diane

Karen Letchworth said...

We're SO blessed to have you designing with us this month, Natalie. I hope that you enjoy your time with us, and that God's Word will be a blessing to you as we create with it and share it here on the challenge blog. I know that everyone will enjoy your sweet cards.
Be blessed!

D- said...

Welcome Natalie and congrats.
Crafty hugs,

Stephanie said...

Welcome, Natalie. It's great to have a fellow pastor's wife join us. :) I look forward to getting so see your work.

Natalie said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments and the welcome! Looking forward to sharing! God bless!