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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you are having a great week!!

Today it is time for another Whiff of Joy challenge!! This week's challenge is fun and easy peasy. 
Pink and Pearls!!


For my creation I used the darling Willow with flowers image available at Whiff of Joy illustrated by Elizabeth Bell. The dress is paper pieced with Prima Sparkling spring paper and is colored with copics. The designer paper on the card itself is actually fabric dp which I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The flowers are Wild Orchid roses. The die used in the background is the Elegant Ovals die available at ODBD.  The sentiment is cut out with the Stampin Up oval punch.






For more inspiration for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:   JaneKathrin,    Michele, Dunja, Durvina, Julie and Karina


 To join our challenge, please link your creation here.


Have a great day!!  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!
blessings,




Monday, August 29, 2011



Happy Monday all!! I hope all have are doing well and that those in the path of Hurricane Irene stayed safe!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.  This week Magnolia is our spotlight and is up to 25% off!! How exciting is that!!!Stamp and Create recently began carrying this fun line of stamps and now you are also able to get them at a discount!!!

For my creation, I used the darling Soccer Edwin image and the Magnolia Goal Background to make a stair step scene. The image is colored with copics.  The banner is hand cut out with scraps Basic grey.  The grass is created with copics and the My Favorite Things Grass die.



 For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's Magnolia images , please visit my talented dt sisters: Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!

Blessings,




Saturday, August 27, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying the weekend!!

Today I am popping by to share the newest Shining the Light challenge at ODBD!


This weeks challenge: Use a doily or doily die on your creation.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday,September 2 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, September 2 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC74. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge

Here is my take on the challenge:



This card uses a sneak peek of The Good Seed Stamp set to be released on September 1st at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The dp is Basic Grey Porcelain.  The doily is aCheery Lynn Canadian Kaleidoscope  die.  The leaf flourish is also from Cheery Lynn and is called Fanciful Flourish. The flowers are from ZVA Creative and Wild Orchids (larger pink open roses). The lace is pink lace from May Arts. The pearls are ZVA creative.


Here is the inside of the card using a sentiment from the sneak peek Garden Tag set at ODBD.



For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here
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challenges I am entering my creation in:
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #53 ~ Anything Goes

Paper Crafting Journey #17 ~ Anything GoesAud Sentiment #35 ~ Anything Goes
Design to Delight ~ Anything Goes

Stamp R Us
 ~ Anything GoesAiFactory -  Anything GoesArt Impressions Stamps Challenge - Summertime
CASE Study Challenge -Signature Style - Show us your Style
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything goes in August
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - recipe: Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed  - #61 embossing
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #28 diecuts/punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  flowers


BasicGrey - #51 Anything goes
Ellephantastic - - August: Add some layers
Marks Finest Papers -#70 Use lace on your card
Card Makin' Mamas -  cards only - pink
Clearly Inspired -  scripture
Jellypark Challenges  punches and/or die cuts




Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!


hugs,


















Friday, August 26, 2011
Happy Friday All!! I hope you are all ready for the weekend!! Today is our last sunny day fore casted for a while due to the fore casted Hurricane.  I don't know how much of the forecast is sensationalized and how bad it will actually be.  They are predicting power outages, 85 mph winds and a FOOT of rain. Yikes!! Hope they are wrong!!

Anywho...today I have a sunshiny card to share with you....using a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs called The Good Seed and the sketch  inspired by Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday #25 as well as the ODBD Stamping in Time to use lace (lacy doily).  The doily is a Cheery Lynn Canadian Kaleidoscope  die.  The leaf flourish is also from Cheery Lynn and is called Fanciful Flourish. The flowers are a mixture of prima and Wild Orchids (large blue rose).  The ivory flowers I glittered (you may have to click on the photo to see it in a close up). The dp is Basic Grey Botanical.  The sentiment is framed with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags cut out with my Spellbinders Grand Caliber.




Challenges I am entering my creation in:


Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #53 ~ Anything Goes

Paper Crafting Journey #17 ~ Anything GoesAud Sentiment #35 ~ Anything Goes
Design to Delight ~ Anything Goes

Make it Monday #51 ~ Anything Goes
Stamp R Us ~ Anything Goes
AiFactory -  Anything GoesArt Impressions Stamps Challenge - Summertime
CASE Study Challenge -Signature Style - Show us your Style
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything goes in August
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - recipe: Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed  - #61 embossing
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #28 diecuts/punches
Sisterhood of Crafters  flowers



Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. For all who are in the path of the hurricane...I pray you all stay safe!!

Have a great day!!

Blessings,


Thursday, August 25, 2011
Happy Thursday Everyone!!  Today is the beginning of many days of rain...the hurricane is on it's way.  Oh well...more time to craft and work around the house...


It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD42) over at Our Daily Bread Designs! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps.  The challenge this rotation is lace! Lace can be a lacy background, die cut, punch, lacy paper, lacey stamp, or real lace.  Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!  

Here is my take on the challenge with a lacy doily and lace...


Card Recipe
The ODBD Stamps I Used: Pincushion Tag Set and Sew Special
Paper: SEI, White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily, lace, Pink Silk ribbon from May Arts, buttons, pink gingham, pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder (leaves)


Now, it is your turn to play for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward stamps at ODBD! Here are the guidelines!


  • You must use ODBD Stamps! Other stamps allowed, but ODBD images need to be the focus!
  • Use keyword codes SNTODBD42 and ODBD when linking to SCS or public gallery.
  • Be sure to use the LINK to be eligible for the gift certificate drawing!
  • If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give a link back to this challenge page.


The challenge runs from Thursday 9 am EST (August 25th) til Wednesday (September 7th) at 6 pm EST. You have two weeks to enter. You can enter as many times as you like.


For more examples for the challenge, please visit these other talented breadsticks:
Betty Wright
E. Marie Berquist (guest designer)
Debi Southard
Grace Nywening
Sabrina Jackson
and special guest:
Heidi Steinhebel


challenges I am entering in:
Crafts and Me - #49 lace
Creative Belli -  #12gingham
Paper Shelter Challenge - #28 diecuts/punches
Freshly Brewed - #61 embossing
Truly Scrumptious -  #64 mostly pink
Bearly Mine - Bring On The Bling
Tuesday Throwdown -Dimension & Texture
DDH Challenges -  Dry Embossing
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbons
One Stitch At A Time - Bling
Scrappy Frogs -  Bling
Just Some Lines  Embossing
Marks Finest Papers -#69 Emboss it
Card Makin' Mamas -  pink
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge -  include at least one of these: flags, tickets, tags

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!

Blessings,




Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope you are all enjoying your week and nice weather.  It has been beautiful here!!  Not for long though....the hurricane is on its way....Soon it will be rain, rain and more rain...Oh well I have enjoyed the weather thus far in the low 70's with sunshine and almost no humidity.  Gorgeous!!

Anywho...today I have a couple cards to share with you.  A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my dear sister Jeanne and met up with my dear friend Grace!!! We had a blast!! I took my first ever Stampin Up Class!! What fun!!  For our card we made a side stair step card using the Fabulous Florals and Curly Cute stamp sets  and the Peach Parfait Designer series pack from SU.  The flowers are stamped in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait.
I think this may be my first SU only creation....

Card Recipe:
Stampin Up Fabulous Florals, Curly Cute
Paper: Whisper White and Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Punch, ribbon

Challenges I am entering this creation in:
Paper Shelter Challenge - #28 diecuts/punches
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbons
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink -Flowers
  • Paper Playtime -  Anything Goes


  • Stamps R Us
     -  Anything GoesVictorine Originals - SummerStamp with Fun - SummerPollycraft - Autumn ColoursCrafty Ann's -  scallops and or fancy bordersPhindy’s Place -  something new (new stamps)

    Here is a photo of me and my dear friend Grace in Boston:


    I am so blessed to have such a dear friend like  whose love for the Lord and for others is evident in all she does!!

    My next creation uses the beautiful new Scripture Series 2 set from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! This set is full of beautiful scriptures chosen by some of ODBD's customers!!


    Card Recipe:
    Our Daily Bread Designs : Scripture Series 2, Scrolly Borders
    Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Garden Green
    Accessories: Prima and Wild Orchid roses, ZVA Creative pearls. Bow Easy, Ivory silk ribbon, ivory lace, MS butterfly and fern punch

    challenges I am entering this creation in:
    Crafts and Me - #49 laceSisterhood of Crafters  -  flowersRuby's Rainbow - #10 stitchingTuesday Throwdown -Dimension & Texture
    Hooked on Crafts -  WingsOne Stitch At A Time - BlingScrappy Frogs -  BlingCuddly Buddly  - swirls and blingSimply Create - 2W - distress
    Stampin' B's - JFF - Distressing


    Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Have a great day!!

    Blessings,


    Monday, August 22, 2011
    Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  After taking a break for the summer, the team at Stamp and Create is beginning their Product Spotlights once again.  With each product spotlight there is a sale you won't want to miss!!!

    This week's product is Whimsy's Kenny K rubber stamps!!  These are just such fun funky stamps!  They are especially great for those teens in your life. All of these stamps are up to 25% off this week!!!!!

    My first creation uses the fun Spy Chick from Kenny K and the Adventure Mini Postage Stamps cut out with the Whimsy Mini Postage die.  The flourishes are created with the Whimsy Shapeology Elegant Flourishes.
    The paper is from K and Co. and Basic Grey Hello Luscious. The bow is black silk from May Arts tied with the Bow Easy.

    card recipe:
    Stamps: Spy Chick from Kenny K ,Whimsy Adventure Mini Postage Stamps.
    dies: Whimsy Shapeology Elegant Flourishes. mini postage die
    Paper: K and Co. and Basic Grey Hello Lucscious

    For my 2nd creation, I used the fun Madison Attitude from Kenny K and  postcard stamp  from Whimsy designed by Ann from Raindrop Echo Designs as well as the Everyday mini postage stamps and Party mini letter Seals.

    card recipe:
    stamps: Kenny K Madioson Attitude available only at Whimsy, Everyday Mini postage, Party Mini Letter Seals, and Postcard.
    Paper: Bitter Chocolate, soft sky, Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection
    Accessories: flowers, lace, copics

     For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's Kenny K , please visit my dt sisters: Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

    challenges I am entering my creation in:
    Happileigh Scrappin -  GirlyKaboodle Doodles - RibbonsKarens Doodles - Use Your Punchers and Die Cuts
    Lia Stampz -  CharmMake it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Playtime - Anything GoesStamps R Us -  Anything GoesKenny K Krafty Girlz -  LayersBasicGrey - #51 Anything goesDesigned 2 Delight -  Anything GoesDigi's With Attitude! -  anything goesPoodles Parlour -  anything goesSimply Create -  distress4 Crafty Chicks -MetalArt Impressions Stamps Challenge - Anything GoesPaper Crafting Journey -  Anything Goes Stamp Insanity -  Anything goesStampin' B's -  DistressingRuby's Rainbow -  #10 stitching

    Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Have a great day!!

    Blessings,






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