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Have you ever been embarassed by your children and you wish you could explain yourself but just never get the opportunity to? This afternoon after my oldest daughter, Nicki who is 9, was done with her schoolwork she went upstairs. I didn't think anything of it. I had to do something on the computer so I walked into the den and there she was on my computer, on Splitcoast, leaving comments using my user name on MY cards. Nicki is my biggest fan!! I love her dearly but did she have to make it look like I was leaving comments on my own cards. Granted she addressed it to "Mom" and signed it with Nicki but still...... The girls are not suppose to go on the computer without asking me but I know she was trying to surprise me when I looked that night. Well she surprised me alright!! How you can get angry when she was trying to be kind!!!
Well anywho.....The first card I am going to share with you is a card that I made using Jenn's SFYTT sketch for this week and a Penny Black stamp. I don't often get to pull out these cute stamps. I made it over the weekend when I wasn't feeling too great but even so it felt good to ink up this baby! A friend of mine wanted me to make her a cat birthday card for her daughter who loves cats. I watercolored the image and made it 3D. The flourish is spritzed with suede and gold glimmermist. The paper is a new Brenda Walton DP pack from Michaels.
Stamps: Penny Black- Why Am I Smiling
Paper: Brenda Walton DP, Mauve, and Bitter Chocolate Bazzill, Watercolor paper
Accessories: Pink Satin Ribbon, Pearls, K&CO Die cut flourish, EK Success punch, Prima Flowers, Paper Co. Brad from Michaels, sewing machine
The second card I made was for today's WT216 challenge to use Black. Since I wanted to make it look soft for a baby card for a dear friend, Jolene, who just had a darling baby boy, I decided to use black to frame the cool carribean DP and for the embellishments. The OCCC challenge was to use one of your favorite color combos and this is definitely one of them. The image is a baby dragon from High Hopes that was sent to me by my dear friend, Michelle of Mommy Time. (She is such an awesome card artist, if you have not visited her, you really should. She is a High Hopes dt member and my jaw hits the floor each time I see her gorgeous coloring and fab creations.) I colored the image with prisma color pencils and gamsol.
Stamps: High Hopes Baby Dragon
Paper: Martha Stewart Playful Blue, Cool Carribean CS, Black and White CS
Accessories: black pearls, EK Success mini heart border punch, Circle nesties, Prima Marketing Black Velvet Trim, glitter, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!! I have so many email me with get well wishes. Thanks so much. I am feeling much better this week. I will be back tomorrow for the new releases of Our Daily Bread Designs since it is May 1st and another 3 sets are being released!! Have a great night!!!
This week's featured team member is Nancy. She has a heart of gold and is very talented!!! Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love!
Here is what I came up with this week. I cased this week's Featured Stamper, Kathy Wattle, FS116, she is the sweetest and I so admire all her elegant creations. She never ceases to amaze me! This is the card I cased here. I changed the stampset, color palette, punches,dp, sentiment, and the color ribbon and kept her layout. The dp is from Basic Grey Boxer and SU Bella Bird. The cs color is bordering blue. The butterflies are from and Inkadinkado Butterfly clear stampset.
I hope you like today's card!! We would love you to join in the fun!! Just make a creation with a butterfly or fairy and red, white, and blue and link it to Mister linky. Why not flutter on over to the rest of the Flutter By Team's blogs (posted on my sidebar) to see a very diverse and awesome selection of Flutter By cards. You will not be disappointed with these very talented, fun and sweet group of ladies creations or better yet, flutter on over to Danni's Dreams and click into all the creations linked to Mr. Linky. Unfortunately, Michelle, is unable to join us after receiving surgery last week. She is still recovering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Michelle! Get better soon! You are missed!
Thanks for dropping by! I hope your day is full of sunshine!!
I hope you enjoyed these two variations using this set. Thanks as always for your wonderful comments and for visiting my blog. I am off into the heat to grocery shop. Yuck! I hope everyone has a great day and evening. Tomorrow morning I will be back for the Flutter By Challenge!!!
Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds in Flight, (Sentiment was typed on the computer and printed out), SU Flower Wheel
Paper: Taken with Teal Cs, scraps of dp, white cs scraps, SU Parisian Breeze Scraps
Accessories: Magazine, Gesso, white and clear embossing powder, ribbon scraps, hodgepodge hardware, pearls, prima flowers. textile embossing folder, Bosskut Flourish, MS three leaf punch, EK Success punch
Card #2 is an image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Children of the Lord. I made this for a friend who just adopted a little one from Guatamala. I used the Limited Supply Challenge from Friday (LSC216) to use one wheel (flower wheel), One sentiment ( Matthew 18:5, ODBD Children of God), one image (Our Daily Bread Designs image from Children of God), and one embellishment (ribbon). I used my favorite designer paper for SU- Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip CS and white CS.
CARD RECIPE #2
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Children of God, SU Flower Wheel (retired, name unknown)
Paper: SU Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, American Crafts Ribbon, Sewing Machine
Thanks for visiting and again for leaving me your wonderful comments!! I hope to do some blog hopping later tonight after I do some more stamping. I am in withdrawal after not blog hopping over the weekend and seeing all your fab creations. Tomorrow I hope to share some new and old releases from Spiral Whisper. Have a great night!!!
As if this excitement was not enough......I was also invited to be a part of Spiral Whisper Design Team!!! Kitty emailed me last week so I have known for a little while but is being posted on the Spiral Whisper blog today so I thought it was safe to share with you all. I am so excited to be a part of such a talented team of ladies. They have so many exciting new releases coming up that I look forward to sharing with you all!!
I want to thank everyone for visiting my blog. I started this blog right around Christmas and begun as an Our Daily Bread designs designer in January (which I love so much!! The team is so talented and they have become a very special part of my life. Thanks Kelley!!) not knowing how much fun it was going to be sharing my creations and passion and addiction with others like me. I have met so many new friends from the design teams I am now on and all you awesome bloggers and stampers out there. It has truly been a joy to see so many wonderful comments and in turn going to visit the blogs of others. My husband does not understand how I can spend hours on the computer but I truly enjoy visiting you all. There is such incredible talent out there!!!! Thanks again!
Here is this week's inspiration:
I hope you enjoyed today's project and you also have a chance to play along. After all, who can turn the opportunity for a free stamp from There She Goes.
Thanks for stopping by again today and as always THANKS for your wonderful comments. I am always amazed at the awesome friends and people I have met via this blog that share my addition and passion for stamping!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!
Today is Wednesday so guess what that means....Yes, it is Flutter By Wednesday!!! Each Wednesday Danni and the Flutter By team have a new challenge for you. This week is a fun one, not only because it is my first time to play as a Flutter By Team member but because of the challenge itself. This week's challenge is to create a card with butterflies or a fairy (and just for clarification we decided any person with wings can qualify as a fairy because it is to hard to judge some of the fairies out there) plus use punches or die cuts on your creation!!! There are so many new punches and die cuts out there! The sky is the limit on this challenge!!
For my creation, I decided to go with butterflies as my theme. Since time is limited and I so love challenges, I incorporated several other challenges into my creation as well including:
-Flutter by Wednesday to use butterflies or fairies plus use a punch or diecut on your card. I used several of my favorites!
- CC213 (bashful blue, so saffron, and close to cocoa)
- ssnotime82 (hang it up, have a tag or charm hanging on your card) I have a flower hanging from one of my butterflies
- FTTC11 (Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge hosted by my ODBD DT sister, Becca) to have piercing on your card. I used my ornare to pierce in the corners.
-TLC216 to stamp on metal ( I punched out my MS butterflies and colored and embossed them)
I am so sorry the photo is so dark. It has been nothing but cloudy here and I just had a really hard time getting the right lighting. Anywho onto my creation.....
The background image is from the SU Freshcuts stampset. I stamped in Timber Brown stazon then added some so saffron and close to cocoa vines. Some of the flowers were colored with crayon (crayon resist) and I sponged bashful blue over top. The butterflies are punched out of a soda can, embossed with the swiss dot cuttlebug folder, stamped with Bashful Blue, and glittered. The flowers are punched out of dp using a Fresh Flower punch from SU. The frame is a recessed frame using my newest dies that I just received- Labels Four!!! I love the shape. The shape of the card is also made using a nesties die (mega curved rectangle). The dp is SU Apricot appeal for the background and a scrap of Parisian Summer for the frame.
Thanks for taking the time to visit me today. I hope you enjoyed today's post. I hope you have a chance to play along with the Flutter By Wednesday challenge. Remember all you have to do is use a fairy or a butterfly on your creation plus use punches or diecuts. We would love to see your creations so enter your direct link to Mister Linky here on Danni's Blog.If you uplad your creation to SC or PCP please use the keyword FBW.
The Flutter By Wednesday Team has many creations to share so be sure to stop by and leave them some love.
Thanks for all your comments. I so appreciate them!! Hope you can stop by tomorrow for the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge!! Have a great day! Hope you have a chance to create!!
I hope everyone had an awesome Easter!! Although my weekend was very busy, it was a very blessed day!! My parents spent the weekend and after our wonderful Easter Church Service , Scott's family joined us for dinner as well. It was a great day!!!
Over the weekend, I received the great news that I am invited to be a part of Danni's Flutter By Wednesday team. Danni has been hosting this challenge for a year now. She and her team are extremely talented. I look forward to get to know them all better and join this awesome crafting venture with them. I am so excited to become a part!!! I will get to share my first post as a DT team member on Wednesday a.m!! Thanks for this awesome opportunity, Danni!!
Today I have two projects to share with you. The first is a card I made for Saturday's Inspirational Challenge. I used this week's OCCC sketch and the CAS09 (to use distressing) challenge as well. I used the Peace on Earth set from Our Daily Bread Designs and the SU Thoughts and Prayers. The shape was made using one of my favorite nestabilities (mega curved rectangles). The dove was embossed in gold, cut out and mounted on dimensionals. The tags were made from the Spellbinders Trio Tags set. The ribbon is Ribbon Bowtique. The dp is from Martha Stewart. I dry embossed the back panel of the card and the circle with the birds and swirls (Cuttlebug embossing folder). This card is going to be sent to a good friend who lost a family member. Hope she likes it.
STAMPS: Our Daily Bread Designs- Peace On Earth, SU Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Old Olive, Martha Stewart, white CS
accessories: Ribbon Bowtique Gold trim sheer ribbon, olive thread, nesties, rounded corner punch, birds and vines embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Pearls from ODBD
The second card I would like to share with you today is for Today's TLC216 Challenge, to stamp metal, Color Challenge CC212 (Close to cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Pretty in Pink), and last week's SFYTT sketch ( I know I am a little late! Better late than never, right?). The stamps I used are the strawberry from Tart and Tangy (SU) and Penny Black's Sugar Sweet Dreams. Isn't this image just darling!! Penny Black has some adorable images!! The spoon is stamped on metal (the inside of a soda can) and adhered with dimensionals. The image is colored with prismas and gamsol, cut out, and layered for dimension. The strawberries were inked with SU (Riding Hood Red for the bottom and mellow moss, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive for the leaves). The panel around the image was dry embossed with the textile folder and paper pierced. The strawberry panels were also paper pierced. The DP is from SU Bella Rose and Parisian Breeze Specialty DP. The flowers are prima and flower fusion too (Pink felt flower). The jar was embossed for a shiny appearance. The flourish is a BossKut die.
Stamps: Penny Black- Sugar Sweet Dreams, SU Tart & Tangy
Paper: SU Parisian Breeze, Bella ,Chocolate Chip textured, white CS
Accessories: pearls, EK Success punch, Textile and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing powder, paper piercer, soda can
Thanks so much for looking today!! I hope you enjoyed today's post!! I so appreciate you taking the time to leave such wonderful comments. Have a great Monday!! I look forward to going blog hopping myself today!!
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Today I would like to share a project I made for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge FS174. This week's featured stamper is Julie , a very talented and sweet girl and a fellow Divine Diva of the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge Team. I had a hard time just picking one project from her awesome gallery. But the dress card in her gallery caught my eye. I thought it would work perfectly for a baby card with the new release Children of God from Our Daily Bread designs sentiments. I wanted to make a his and her baby card so I also made a onesie/romper that would be appropriate for a boy. I used the paisley design from IS174 (French Bull) to pick out my paisley DP (Making Memories). The apron is made of a glittered vellum from K&Co. The yummy ribbon is from American Crafts! I used the EK Success small heart border punch for the bottom of the dress and a scalloped fiskars for the collar. The onesie is textured with a Sizzix Argyle Embossing Folder.I uses an oval nesties to make the collar. The belt is a piece of American Crafts ribbon with a slide of Hodgepodge Hardware. The snaps at the bottom are silver brads. I think the look kind of cute.
Grace, of Th-Ink-ing of You, and Michelle, of Inky Scraps, gave me this awesome blog award. I feel so honored and appreciate their thoughtfulness. These two gals have been a real inspiration to me not only because of their kindness but also because of their amazing talent. I am now going to pass this award on to 10 other awesome bloggers.: (I had a hard time just picking 10 because there are so many who inspire me in so many different ways!!)
Before I share my project for today I wanted to share some blog candy that is the sweetest ever not just because of the goodies offered but because of the sweet generosity of Heather who is trying to help a friend in need. This blog candy is for a worthy cause. Please hop on over to Heather's blog for more details!!! Not only is she fabulously talented she is super sweet. Hop on over and you will see why!!!
The card I am going to share with you today is for yesterday's TLC212 Foil It Challenge and Wednesday's Sketch Challenge 222. I used Our Daily Bread design's New Release "Love" I had originally planned on calling it "Foiled love because of the challenge and the foil paper but I decided it was slightly inappropriated for a wedding card. lol! The Love set is a perfect set for inspirational wedding or anniversary cards and the foil paper I have been hoarding was perfect. The foil dp is from Brenda Walton's Peppermint Stick. As you can see, this card would never fit in a limited supply challenge. Once I got started, I just had to add more and more elegant embellishments. First I had a K&Co. Die Cut tag. I traced the outline onto a piece of K&Co. Glitter Paper. I stamped the verse from Our Daily Bread Design's Love set on a piece of white CS. cut out a rectangle slightly smaller than the tag, rounded the edges with my corner rounder punch from EK Success, and dry embossed the verse with the wrong side up so it became textured but not so textured that you could not read the verse. I punched holes around the tag and laced a thread of beads from Michael's bridal department. The bigger butterfly is a Blue Moon charm which was silver. I embossed it in gold instead. The front of the tag has a hole in it that had white sheer gold ribbon threaded through and a thread of faux pearls tied with a piece of gold cording. The hole is then covered with two prima flowers and a beautiful pearl button I bought at a fabric store. The lace is one of my frugal buys that I have been using a lot lately. The yummy velvet is so rich!!! It is distributed from Prima Marketing and I bought it on sale at Michaels. The picture does not even begin to show the lushness of the ribbon and lace against the foil paper. If you notice, I sewed on my card. I was able to get my sewing machine working again!!!! Woo Hoo!! It still is not liking metallic thread but it sews with normal thread!!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Love
Paper: K&Co. Red Glitter paper, Shimmer Red Bazzill, Brenda Walton Peppermint Stick Foil DP
Accessories: Ribbon Bowtique Sheer white ribbon with gold trim, K&Co. Die Cut Tag, Textile embossing folder, EK Success border punch and corner rounder punch, sewing machine and red thread, Pearl strand, button, Prima flowers, Wright Lace, Prima Marketing Velvet ribbon, pearls, gold embossing powder, silver butterfly charm from Blue Moon.
I hope you have enjoyed today's post. I am off and running. I hope to have some time to go blog surfing later. Thanks as always for visiting and I so appreciate your comments.
Stamps: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, SU Priceless
Paper: Bella Rose (SU), Choc. Chip, Pink Pirouette and white CS
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon avail. at The Little Ribbon Shop (link for the shop is on my sidebar), EK Success Punch, Top Note Die (SU), MS floral punch, pearls (from ODBD), Cuttlebug Vintage Corner
CARD RECIPE 2
Stamps: Love one Another from Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Prisma Metallic Paper (ODBD), Paper Co. Gold Glossy CS, Gold Glitter CS (K&Co.)
Accessories: rose button from Walmart, Ribbon Bowtique Ribbon (White sheer with gold), Cuttlebug swirls and textile folders, gold embossing folder, sewing machine, gold metallic thread, pearls (from ODBD), nesties, gold cording
I hope you enjoyed these two cards. Now for my exciting news (to me anyway). Lori at The Diva Stamper has been hosting an Inspirational Challenge, Divine Diva Inspirational Challenge. She asked me to be a Divine Diva along with 4 other talented bloggers: Julie, Keri, Chat, and Angela. The inspirational challenge will be every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. TOMORROW IS THE FIRST CHALLENGE WITH HER NEW DESIGN TEAM! I have made my card and can't wait to show the inspiration and project tomorrow! I hope you can play along. I will post at 8 a.m.
Our Daily Bread Designs has two new guest designers, Tosh Leyendekker and Kim MacNutt. Angella C is now here to stay as a permanent pastry in the the Our Daily Bread Designs Bread Basket. They are all super sweet and SUPER Talented! If you have a chance hop on over to their blogs.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Your comments are always so appreciated!! Have a great night!!
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