"expr:class='"loading" + data:blog.mobileClass'>

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ODBDSLC210 Thoughts of you....

Hello Friends!! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your summer.  I can't believe how fast it is going.  In a couple of weeks school starts here again in Virginia!!  I am so thankful for friends and family who have come to visit to give the kids and I some fun or something to make it feel like vacation.  It is very difficult to not be able to go out and drive.  This past week we were blessed to have Scott's parents visit!!

When I think of summer, I think of all the wonderful flowers I enjoy....so here is another flower card. LOL!  I made this using this week's Shining the Light Challenge ODBDSLC210 Sponging or Stencils challenge....


Our Daily Bread Designs, Foxglove, Rose Bouquet, Antique Labels die, Designer-Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: FoxgloveRose Bouquet
ODBD Dies Used: Antique Labels and Borders
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, copics, sponge, pearls, aqua ribbon

 as well as for a friend who is going through a rough time right now.  I try to send her a card each week so she knows she is being prayed for.

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 

Is there someone in your life that needs encouragement?  What a fruitful day to put a smile on someone's face with an encouraging word or prayer.  I can speak from experience that prayers and encouraging words build me up and without them my healing from my recent injury would be much more difficult.  Thanks be to God for others who encourage us!!  There is no greater friend than those who lift us up in prayer or words of encouragement.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until August 3 join in. We would love to see your creations!!

***********
To help you get a head start on your Christmas card, this week ODBD is having a "Christmas in July Sale"  through Saturday, July 26, 11 p.m. EDT.
*********** I hope you were in some way inspired by my post or card!


blessings,






Friday, July 18, 2014

A look back at the ODBD July Release

Hello Friends!! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and are looking forward to the weekend!!  Today the breadsticks at Our Daily Bread Designs kicking of the weekend with a "Rewind or Look Back" at our latest release.  The team has a lot of inspiration to share.

For my creation I used the New Tri-shutter fold card!! These sets come precut from ODBD with three ivory and three white!!  They are so fun to fill up with your own dies, stamps and paper. I used the new Pennant Dies and Pennant Row stamps as well as the Blush Rose Paper Collection.  Have I told you how much I love this gorgeous paper!!  I had a blast using my Fancy Foliage dies, Aster Dies and the preprinted sentiments from the Blush Rose Collection!!  




Here is a photo of the stamps, dies and paper used:








For more inspiration using the gorgeous ODBD July stamps visit  the ODBD blog or my talented dt sisters:

Julie * Grace * Lori * Cathy * Chris * Sandy * Dawn * Paula * Wanda * Silke * Stacy * Angie 

Blessings,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Poppies for a Friend

Hello Friends!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer!! Today I would like to share a creation I made using one of my fave parts of summer: FLOWERS!!  I just love flowers, especially this year as I am unable to get out.  All I have to do is look out my window to see all our Day Lilies. This isn't a Day Lily but it is a flower!!

I incorporated the Red, White and Blue  from this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD and some of the newest pennants from Our Daily Bread Designs: Pennant Swag Alphabet and the Pennant Swag Die.  The image is from the Serve the Lord stamp set cut out with the Crocheted Circle Die.  The embossed background is Sizzix Quatrefoil.  The border along the bottom is punched with the Martha Stewart Lace Eyelet Die.



Properties: Our Daily Bread Designs, Pennant Swag Alphabet, Serve the Lord, Crocheted Circle Die, Pennant Swag Die, designer-Chris Olsen

I made this card for a dear sweet friend from church who is going through a rough time right now.  The inside of the card includes this verse:

Isaiah 41:10 
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until July 20 join in. We would love to see your creations!!


blessings,




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ODBDSLC209 Birthday Banners

Hello Friends!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer!! The weather has been beautiful here the last few days.  Unfortunately they predict much more humid temperatures for the remainder of this week.

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs which is to use Red, White and Blue.  It need not be patriotic.

I needed a birthday card for one of my nephews so I went a little more CAS this week using the fun Patriotic Pennants and Little Boys set as well as the Pennants dies.



For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until July 20 join in. We would love to see your creations!!


blessings,


Monday, July 7, 2014

Sail On

Hello Friends!! I am finally here after having my sister here for a five day stay from Boston,  celebrating both of my daughter's birthdays and celebrating the July 4th holiday!!  Although being layed up after my accident, and not being able to take a normal vacation like most has changed our summer, God has truly blessed me with beautiful weather and a wonderful time with my family.  I have no complaints.  My pain does limit me somewhat but with each day I feel like I am able to do increasingly more.  God is so good!!!

Today I want to share a more masculine card I created.  I had so much fun combining stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs to make a scene!!  I used the last sketch from Splitcoast Stampers (SC495).


Stamps used: ODBD Fishing Net Background, The Mighty Sea, Waves on the Sea, Patriotic Pennants
Dies Used: ODBD Pennants dies, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circles die
Embossing folders: Tim Holtz Crack embossing folder

I hope everyone in the USA had a wonderful holiday weekend!!  We have so much to be thankful for here with all our freedoms, especially our religious freedoms! 

Have a blessed day all!!!

hugs,

challenges I am entering my creation in:
DRS Designs: Banners, Pennants and Flags
Word Art Wednesday- Anything goes (this site offers free digi scripture each week!!)