Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The featured team member this week is the ever so sweet and talented Harriet. Harriet just recently had surgery and she never missed a beat when it came to these challenges. I so admire her tenacity and dedication!! She does not have a blog but she links all her creations on SC for you to see. You can find all her amazing creations here. Please leave her some love.
This weeks challenge is to use a butterfly or fairy and brads or eyelets on your card. If you don't have any brads or eyelets, that is o.k., just make a card with a butterfly or fairy. If you do make a card or project, please link it to Mr. Linky here on Danni's blog or use the keyword FBW if uploading to PCP or SC. This week I decided that it was time to order and ink up my first Anya image. I have so admired my oh so talented and sweet friend Janna's and so many other blogging friends Greeting Farm images so I thought it was time to get in on the fun too. I used Flutter By Anya which I purchased from the Greeting Farm. Isn't she adorable!!! Who could resist such a darling image. (yes I am still justifying purchasing yet another stamp! Tee hee!) I used yesterday's color challenge CC220 to incorporate Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron. I also cased this card for the layout from this week's featured stamper challenge FS120, Mercy, at SC ( www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1288595?cat=500&ppuser=77686 ). I changed the colors, dp, image, sentiment and added different details to make it my own. The image is watercolored and layered on dimensionals. The butterflies are punched using the classic butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from small SU's Small Sayings set.
Stamps: Greeting Farm- Flutter By Anya
SU Small Sayings
Paper: SU Ski Slope, Haiku, Delicate dots, and Pumpkin Pie, Bitter Chocolate, So Saffron and white CS, watercolor paper
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Co. Flower Brads, So Saffron Ribbon, Textile Embossing folder, MS Classic Butterflies Punch, paper piercer, oval punches
I hope today's project inspires you to join the fun! All you have to do is make a card with a butterfly or fairy and brads or eyelets (or without the brads and eyelets). For more inspirations, please visit the rest of the talented team's creations. Ann, Ashley, Cassie, Cathy, Christine, Danni,Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kim, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola and Stef. Today is Stef's birthday!!! So make sure you pop on over to her glittering post and wish hea a big Happy Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEF!!!! Heather and Ashley will be leaving the team for just a while. Ashley is due to have her baby (Isn't that exciting! Good Luck Ashley!) and Heather as she prepares for a busy time of year in harvesting. (I pray all goes well for you Heather and that you do have some respite time from time to time). We will miss you both and look forward to your speedy return!!
I hope everyone finds the time to create and if you so choose that you join in this challenge. For a double challenge, use the Midnight Madness Sketch from yesterday's post to create a fairy or butterfly card. Participants still have a chance to win a $100 shopping spree if they link their creations here before next Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by today!! I so enjoy your comments! You are all such an inspiration to me!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Great Friend
paper: Walk in the Park, Urban Garden, Black, Pink Pirouette, White CS
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, EK Success punch, Butterfly Sizzix punch, Matchbox XL Sizzix die, MS Butterfly punch, Hero Arts Black Pearls, sizzix flourish die, Boho Blossom Punch, Regal Rose and Black ink
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy today's card! I look forward to visiting all your blogs for some awesome inspiration! Thanks also for your wonderful comments each day! I so enjoy reading them.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I have received several awards and would like to share them with you today. They were received from Jodi, Lorraine, Linda, and Kim. These girls are so very talented and sweet and such an inspiration to me! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for this amazing honor! If you have not visited these amazing bloggers, please leave them some love on their blogs. You will so glad you did!
Now to pass the above awards on.... I always have such a hard time picking out a few names to pass because there are so many deserving people and each everyone of my blogging friends are so dear and special to me. If I did not have you faithful and awesome blogging friends how fun would it be to share my creations with myself on my blog. Your wonderful comments are always appreciated and each and everyone brightens my day. So... I would like to pass the above awards on to any and all of my faithful followers and blogging friends who would like to post it on their blog and share with their blogging friends. Thanks to all of you for the smiles and love you share with me daily!!
The Exalting Christ Award is a specialized award started by the Devotional and Inspirational Blog "Women to Women Sharing Jesus". Diane began this blog to give women the opportunity to grow in their faith and share with others. It is very uplifting and inspirational for me. The award is given to bloggers who are an example of honoring and exalting Jesus Christ to others. I was given this award by Kim. Kim is the sweetest and I have really enjoyed getting to know her on the Our Daily Bread Design Team where she is currently a guest dt member. She always knows how to make you smile, lift your spirits up and share her love of Jesus in all she does! Thanks for being such a special friend Kim! The rules of this award is to pass this award on with the rules posted.
1. Name 5 people to whom you would like to offer this award with the posts to their blogs.
2. Contact the above people and let them know you have left them the award so they can post it on their blogs.
3. Invite them to permanently display the Women Sharing Jesus Blog Badge (found on my sidebar) on their blogs with the Women to Women sharing Jesus link..
For this award I would like to personally award this badge to Kelley the owner of Our Daily Bread Designs (My Boss Lady and Friend) who began to make stamps to sell as a ministry and a way of sharing her love of Jesus. She tirelessly serves others and has a heart made of gold! Her love for God shows in the stamps she creates and her everyday generous and kind spirit. Thanks for being you and being such an example for me Kelley!!
I would also like to pass it on to the entire Our Daily Bread Designs team (Bread Basket), Angella, Jane, Lorelie, Amy, Judy, Angie, Angel, Betty, Becca, Tosh, Kim, Sandee, Dina, Sita, and Laurie with whom I laugh with, cry with, share prayer concerns with, and share my love of stamping and Jesus. I can not tell each and everyone of you how near and dear to my heart you are or how much your talent and love have made a difference in my life! Thanks Sticks!! The links are on my sidebar. If you have a chance, please visit their blogs. They are all amazing people and crafters. You will be so glad you did!!
And now....for my Spiral Whisper New Release Card! The image is a new release available TODAY at Spiral Whisper. It is such a fun set with so many neat images that would even work for masculine cards!
The dp I used is from My Mind's Eye. The dry embossing is using and argyle template from Sizziz. I used prisma color and gamsol for the coloring. The candle border was created using an EK Success Punch. I typed the sentiment on the computer using Microsoft Word. The tag is from the Spellbinders Ribbon Trio die set.
Thanks so much for stopping by and bearing with what was suppose to be short post and ending up to be very long. I so appreciate you all! Thanks for your comments. I so appreciate them! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
ODBD Sketch 3 Challenge Contest and Inspirational Blog prize reminder/ Spiral Whisper New Release Sneak Peek
First, the Divine Diva Inspiration Blog Prize will end tonight. If you have not made a card yet for a chance to win 2 sets of SU designer paper (of your choice valued up to $9.95 each) then you still have until 10 pm tonight. Winners will be posted in the a.m. For more details on how to win or the inspiration challenge itself, see this post http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/2009/05/ddic3-bringing-you-sunshineflowers.html . The odds are good for those who are currently followers and joined in this challenge since I have not had too many entrys.
Second, tomorrow is the last day of the Our Daily Bread Designs Sketch Challenge #3. Kelley has been very generous in donating not only one but 4 prize available to participants. For more details, click here. The sketch and the rules are included as well as the prizes.
Today I have a card to share with you for a sneak peek of the Jake Digi Images from Spiral Whisper to be released tomorrow. I made this for a fellow dt member and friend who is recovering from surgery!! I think this is such an adorable image. I used prisma color pencils and gamsol to color it and my favorite label 4 die for matting it. The corners are from the Cuttlebug vintage die set. The paper is from My Mind's eye.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a great day and some time to do some crafting. As always, I love to read your comments and visit your blogs. You are all such an inspiration to me!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here is what you will need to know:
1. Anyone can play the weekly Tuesday, Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
2. Anything goes!!....Stamped, Digital, Collage, Vintage Prints, hand drawn, Mixed Multi Media, scrap it, 3-D it, you name it!! I am sure it will be wonderful!! I know you will be proud of your creation and eager to link it to Mr. Linky here. Any form of style/brand is accepted since we do not endorse any one product line.
3. Make it your Own and feel free to take artistic liberties with the sketch provided, as long as you can still tell it was based upon the sketch. ie: rotate the sketch, add embellishments, change the shape of and individual piece, create a square card from a rectangle sketch, etc.
4. To be entered in the $100 SHOPPING SPREE drawing, a minimum of one (1) card/project submission is required, but more than one project is welcome. (3 max per week)
5. To be entered in this drawing, you will have one week for each sketch. Enter your direct link to Mr. Linky here and post a comment. Please feel free to continue to post your projects to Mr. Linky for any of our challenges, but only entries posted during the time frame will be entered in the drawing. Enter one week, or all three!!!
6. When uploading to SCS, please remember to use the keyword MMSC1 for this challenge.
7. Entry submission will close on June 2nd and via video, names will be combined and one of Priscilla'a children will draw the luchy winner from a hat. Priscilla will post the video showing who the lucky winner is on June 3rd. You could potentially have 9 entries (3 per week) for the $100 SHOPPING SPREE.
8. The shopping spree will be going for 3 weeks, enter one or the total of 3 for each wek and then at the end of the three week period based on your number of entries the winner will be drawn on June 2nd.
9. Last but not least.....have FUN!
Priscilla's kids are already excited and her daughter asked if she could wear her party dress the day of the drawing. Oh what fun!! She may even blast the music and do a happy dance for the Midnight Madness Winner!
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a follower of Priscilla's blog and the Midnight Madness Logo is displayed on your blog and or a link back to her site from you SCS card post, then an additional $25 shopping spree will apply. That's $125 FREE Stampin Up SHOPPING SPREE for the WINNER! So say up late or get up early.....come play with us!
and NOW for the SKETCH
This is the card I created for today's challenge. I used the SU Bloomin Beautiful Stampset! I played with my sewing machine and created a border with the fun scalloped stitch! I used one of my favorite papers from SU Bella Birds. My flower was stamped faintly twice in the backround in pretty in pink and Old Olive, dry embossed with the swiss dots folder and then another flower that was colored and dimensionalized was layered with dimensionals over top. My pink corners are dry embossed with the cuttlebug textile folder and cut by hand using my fiskar's cutter (no punch). The brass spiral was another one of my ornament holders that I bought at Target on Christmas clearance.
Stamps: SU Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: Bitter Chocolate, Pink Pirouette, and Bella Birds DP
Accessories: Brass spiral, Cuttlebug swiss dots and textile embossing folder, Sizzix Argyle embossing folder,sewing machine, pink and chocolate Grossgrain Ribbon (Offray), pearls, dimensionals
I hope this card has inspired you. If not or if you would like more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Carolynn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jess, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue
P.S. THURSDAY is the last day (until 10 p.m.) for adding your entree for the Inspirational Challenge Blog Prize. You can find the details here. It really is an easy inspiration. Perhaps you can combine this sketch using the photo for your inspiration of colors and images.
Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I truly appreciate all your comments. When you read this blog entry I will still be away camping. Please leave a comment to let me know you were here so I can in turn visit your blog upon my return. Have a great day!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
I like to play around with the stiches on the sewing machine once in a while and this is one of the stiches I came up with! I love how it frames the image. This was such a fun sketch!! The stamps are from Happy Harmony and Thoughts and Prayers. The pink dp for the butterfly and the back narrow panel is Bella Birds. I dry embossed the background with Swiss Dots and used my favorite EK Success punch on the border of my image panel.
What do you think?
stamps: Happy Harmony, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Bella Birds, White and pink piroette CS
Accessories: Offray pink ribbon, Hodgepodge hardware, sewing machine, swiss dots embossing folder, pretty in pink and sage shadow ink for image, EK Success Border Punch.
Thanks for stopping by again today and for your comments. I so appreciate your comments. If you do stop by, please leave a comment so I can return the favor and visit your blog upon my return! Have a great rest of the weekend!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We would love for you to play along. Just create a card or project using the above photo as your inspiration and be sure it has a fairy or butterfly on it, then upload your direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword FBW so we can see all the creations in one place. The inspiration challenge is optional, as always, so if it is not your thing, just create a card or project with a fairy or butterfly on it.
The guest designer this week is Kerry Donovan-Casey from Three Clover Designs. She is so talented and has a wonderful blog full of inspiration! You can see her creation on her blog or as well as on Danni's blog. Please take a minute to visit her creative blog and leave her some love.
The featured team member this week is Kim! Kim is such a sweet heart with so many innovative and beautiful creations. You can see her card here.
And now for my card....I was ins[pired by the pinkish purple flowers in Danni's photo and knew the minute I saw Danni's photo that SU's Nature Collage would be the perfect image for me. I used this week's Mojo 85 sketch challenge for my layout. The image was stamped on watercolor paper and then watercolored with reinkers and SU markers. The butterfly and flower were cut out, gold embossed in spots, and layered with dimensional for a 3D Look. Although it is hard to see in the photo, the whole image panel was spritzed with pearl glimmermist. It really shimmers in real life!!! I had fun playing with my sewing machine and sewing a decorative border along the edges with gold metallic thread. The paper is from K and Co. Que Sera Lera and Brenda Walton. I think the purple and gold together make it look so royal. Upon completion, I couldn't help but add the cute little gold butterfly to my ribbon.
Stamps: SU Nature's Collage
Paper: K&Co. Que Sera Lera, Brenda Walton, Bitter Chocolate and Orchid Opulence textured CS, Watercolor paper
Accessories: Pink grossgrain ribbon, Butterfly charm, gold metallic thread, sewing machine, Kaisercraft Purple pearl, Prima flowers
I hope you enjoyed my inspirational challenge card, and it has inspired you to join in the fun!! For more inspiration visit my incredibly talented design team sisters: Ann, Ashley, Cassie, Cathy, Danni, Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kim, Kristie, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola, and Stef. You will be so glad you did!
Please keep my fellow team member's Harriet, in your thoughts as she is scheduled for surgery, Michelle who is still recovering from her recent surgery and Heather who just had a root canal. My thoughts and prayers are with you today that you will all be restored to full health and will each experience a speedy recovery.
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Tomorrow will be back for another exciting inspiration challenge, the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! As always thanks so much for your sweet comments and visiting me here! Have a great day!!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Card 2 Recipe:
Stamps: SU Thoughts and Prayers, SU Warm Words
Paper: Sabrina DP, DCWV All Dressed Up, Pink Pirouette CS, Black CS, and White CS
Accessories: Silver Button, EK Success Punch, Label 4 die, Black Hero Art Pearls (from Our Daily Bread Designs, Black Velvet ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for always leaving such inspirational comments. I so appreciate each and everyone. It is my hope that I can visit your blogs tonight when I return.
Tomorrow I will be back bright and early for.......Flutter By Wednesday!! I love the Flutter by challenge and I can't wait to share tomorrow's creation with you. It was such a fun challenge this week. You may even want to play along...... Have a great night!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Today I would like to share a card I made for the OCCC challenge this week (to make a Mother's Day card) using the Magnolia Sketch (Bev's sketch, Thanks Bev for such an inspiring sketch) and sweet Tilda! I love Tilda so although I do not own many and often don't find the time to stamp with her. (We will have to change that!). I paper pieced her clothes using the same paper pad used for the background (Basic Grey-Bittersweet). The oval is Labels 4 nestabilities. I colored Tilda's face, arms and hair with copics. The boots are embossed for a shiny appearance.
This second award was given to me by Barb for my individual blog and from Diane to the entire Our Daily Bread Designs! This award was given to me for exalting Christ on my blog. This is deepest honor I could ever receive. It has been a real blessing to meet so many others around the world who share my love for Christ. That being said, I have met so many other Christian women, like Barb, who speak so much more eloquently and express their love for Christ. It has been a great honor to design for the Our Daily Bread Design Team who have a deep love the Lord and eachother, sharing the passion to share the love of Christ with others. Although I do not feel worthy for such an award, I accept it with great honor!!!! If you are looking for devotionals and further inspiration please visit the Women to Women to sharing Jesus blog where you can be truly spiritually inspired.