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Wednesday, November 30, 2011



Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you have been having a fantastic week!!  We had a wonderful time away in Lancaster.  I had the opportunity to do a lot of window shopping and even get started with my Christmas Shopping.  It was great to have some time with the family and away from the house for a bit.  I have been so absorbed with selling the house and it was great to not focus on it, if even for a short time.  The weather was gorgeous!!!  I can't believe we had 13 inches of snow a month ago and now the temps have been in the 60's!!  Very cloudy as of late but unseasonably warm.

Anywho on to my creations......I have two to share today.  One that I created using a Christmas image released a couple of months ago at Our Daily Bread Designs using some of my prized ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the other a sneak peak for a release at Our Daily Bread Designs which will occur TOMORROW!!

First, I have a card I created using
Christmas Rose and Seed Packet stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The image was colored with copics and then distressed.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey Capella.  I embellished the card using
 brown 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon tied with the the bow easy .  I decided to make a triple bow rather than a single bow and put a button in the middle.  Behind my image I used a crocheted doily to give my card a vintage flair as well as added some stitching.  The dp is dry embossed with a leaf or fern embossing folder to add texture.




CARD RECIPE:
StampsChristmas Rose and Seed Packet stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. 
designer paper- Basic Grey Capella.
ribbon:  brown 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon tied with the the bow easy  (Really Reasonable Ribbon), pearl trim from my stash, button from my stash
Punches: Martha Stewart  Daisy Edge Punch

My second card was created for the CAS sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I rarely do CAS creations but I did have fun creating this one.  I feel the flowers really take the show.  Since it has been cloudy around here, it felt good to create my own little bit of sunshine with the bright colors.  The flowers are created with the Daisy image to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow and the Stitched Background (also a new release tomorrow).


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Daisy (Sneak Peek for tomorrow's Release), ODBD Stitched Background
Paper: Neenah white, Old Olive
Accessories: seam binding hand dyed and given to me by my dear friend Sabrina (Thanks Brina!!!!)

I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!!!  Prayerfully blogger will work today and I can leave my fellow friends some comments.  For some reason my computer repeatedly has been signing me out while leaving comments or even when trying to reply to emails. It is a real nuisance!!!

Anywho...so long until tomorrow when we have a new release Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!! Have a great day!!






challenges I am entering my creation in:
Bearly Mine - #24 All My Favourite Things (flowers, ribbon, stitching and embossing with PEARLS)Creative Craft Challenges -  Free For All Week Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Christmas (Card 1)Partytime Tuesdays -  PTT #44 Anything GoesCrafty Boots  Anything GoesGet Hippity with Ippity - Embossing (dp is dry embossed on first card)iCopic Challenge -  Vintage/DistressedKarens Doodles Non Traditional Christmas ColoursMake it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Creations InkChristmas Stamp with Fun - Stitching (real/faux)Stamps & Fun = Creativity - DistressingThe Ribbon Reel  Anything GoesThere's Magic in the Air Vintage/ Shabby Chic Christmas CardVictorine Originals  RibbonAddicted to Stamps  Christmas cardGingerloft Winter OR Christmas Kenny K Krafty Girlz  Stitching Sparkles Forum  Vintage Christmas Stamptacular Sunday  Anything Christmas2 Sisters - #67 HolidayCrafty Hazelnut's Christmas#48 Vintage and/or DistressedFabulous Friday - Metal (Button)Fairy Tale Christmas Inspire Me Fridays - AnythingSimply Create Too All About ChristmasTotally Papercrafts - ChristmasPaper Crafting JourneyAnything GoesMoving Along With The Times Ribbons and Bows
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  By the time you view this post, we will be in Lancaster, VA taking a much needed respite or time away.  We all have been looking so forward to seeing all this Christmas decorations and seeing the sites there!!!

Anywho....It is time for another Shining the Light challenge this week!!


This weeks challenge:  
Is a Recipe!!- Ribbon, lace, and some glitter


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, December 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, December 2 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC86. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my take on the challenge using sneak peeks of the Little Things and Honey Comb Background stamps at ODBD to be released on December 1.  The border along the top is done with Floral Doily Accents from Spellbinders.  The background is embossed in gold and bordered with gold glitter paper.  The flowers are altered single prima flowers (very old stash) crumpled and layered together to make fuller blooms. The leaves are made with a Martha Stewart leaf punch and a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.  The stick pin has pearls and gold glittered balls (from a floral swag at Michaels).  The lace and seam binding was gifted to me by my dear friend Sabrina.  Thanks Sabrina!!

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

If you would like to join the challenge or find out more details, click here to the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge post.


Challenges I am entering my creation:
 Card Makin' Mamas - Sentiments
 Clearly Inspired -  FlowersInspire Me Fridays - Anything GoesMoving Along With The Times  Ribbons and BowsCooking It Up With Katie - # 85 punch, ink, embossingPapercraft Star - #71 anything goes*Whimsical Wednesdays - textureCreative Craft Challenges  Free For All Week Get Hippity with Ippity - Embossing My Craft SpotHandmade Flower PowerPaper Playtime -  Say It With Sentiments
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - StitchingStamps R Us - Bling It OnAddicted to Stamps  Pearls and LaceLollipop Crafts - Anything GoesOne Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes 

Blessings to you all!!  Have a great weekend!!

hugs,
Thursday, November 24, 2011

I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  I am thankful for each everyone of you!  I have so many things to be grateful for....my family, Grace and Salvation, health, love of so many who care and the list goes on and on!!  I hope you feel your blessings as well!!  May you have a blessed Thanksgiving or time with family (if not in the USA) filled with lots of food and fun!!


This weekend Our Daily Bread Designs is offering a "double" special....it's  a "We GiveThanks to God Sale"......10% off and Free Shipping! To receive this discount please use the code "thanks2011" (without the quotes) in the coupon code area of the shipping cart.  Please note that the shopping cart software only allows one code so the Free Shipping will be credited manually by ODBD).

This special sale will start Thanksgiving Day and end Sunday, November 27, 2011 at midnight EST. Free Shipping is for US orders only but international orders will receive a $5.00 discount off shipping.

In honor of this special sale and Thanksgiving, several of the design team members also created cards and layouts with the ODBD Give Thanks set for today.  For extra fun and to thank her loyal customers, Kelley is choosing four random winners to receive a $20 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store.  What do you have to do to qualify to win?  JUST LEAVE Comments on the blogs of the inviduals listed on the ODBD Blog post here who have made cards for this occasion. (click on the links below each card).  FOUR RANDOM COMMENTERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO WIN A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE ODBD STORE!!


Here is my card with a more masculine touch...a little less embellished...



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks from Our Daily Bread Designs 
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Breeze, Bitter Chocolate CS
Dies: Spellbinders- Floral Doily Accents
Accessories: Brown lace, Twill tape

To see  the other designers' creations, please see this post on the ODBD blog

Blessings to you all!!

hugs,

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Happy Sunday All!!! I hope you are all enjoying this weekend!! This one is very  busy for me as my family is here to celebrate Thanksgiving early.  Last night we had our turkey with all the fixings.  How Yummy and oh so fun!!  I feel like I gained a few pound over night. LOL!  It does feel good to think the big preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday are done.  Thursday, we will just have a nice quiet dinner among our family with a little less work or stress. LOL!

Today I am popping briefly to share this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge hosted by Rebekka.

Rebekka chose the verse:
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him


Rebekka challenged the team to:
make a card of praise,using music, stamp, or design paper or just the word praise.


Here is my take on the challenge using the Blessed Christmas stamp set (an older set from ODBD) at Our Daily Bread Designs.




I used music on my card background using the Allegro embossing folder.  I also drew musical notes on my sentiment panel and added gold baubles.  The designer paper is from SU Holiday Traditions and K and Co. Elizabeth Browd (Holiday paper).  My panels are antiqued with gold embossing powder on the smaller panels and Antique Gold on the largest panel and over the embossing.  This card uses the layout from this week's Mojo Monday sketch 215.





This card was also made for the Splitcoast November Theme challenges using the Word Challenge: WORD1011 which is to use the letters in the word PLAY.
P- Pearls, Pin
L- Lace, layers
A- Antique Gold, Allegra embossing folder
Y- Yellow- yellow buttons and yellow gold accents


Card Recipe:
ODBD stamps: Blessed Christmas
Paper: SU Holiday Traditions, K and Co.- Elizabeth Browd, Ivory, Real Red
accessories: pearls strand, Allegra embossing folder from Provocraft, gold baubles, May Arts Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon, red cording, lace, buttons



Be sure to check out  Rebekka's devotional on the SSIC Blog, as I know you'll be blessed!

For more inspiration please visit my DT Sisters:
   LindaLisa, MiesjeRebecca,PeggysueKris,  Marilynn,  and
 Traci

challenges I am entering my creation in:
2 Sisters - #66 Let it sparkleChallenge Up Your Life -#57 MusicOur Daily Bread Designs  ODBDSLC85 Baubles, bells or anything hanging
So Artful Challenge  Sew PrettyStamp, Scrap and Doodle -  EmbossingCraft Your Days Away #33 Embellishment Bingo* (lace, pins, pearls)Just Some Lines 1stW Tic Tac Toe* (embossing, ribbon, die cut)Clearly Inspired -flowersFabulous Friday - die cutsMojo Monday Sketch 215  Floweret ChristmasInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesPhindy’s Place -  Christmas cardsStempelsonnen Challenge - red, green, goldWags 'n Whiskers - ChristmasCrafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge embellishment recipe*(flower on paper, holly, ribbon)Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Use Red, Green and Metallic.CCEE Stampers -  2 Diecuts OR 2 Punches (used scalloped and reg long rectangles on 3 panels)Crimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas  Make It SparkleDigi Doodle Shop's Best -  Red and Green
Paper Crafting Journey - EmbossingShelly's Images -Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - BINGO* (stitching, ribbon/lace, patterned paper)Southern Girls -  BINGO* (glitter, ribbons, embossing)Card and Scrap -  Traditional Christmas coloursCreatalicious Challenges Christmas and make sure it SPARKLESHeidi's Hobbystuggu -Christmas cards with Bling/Sparkle Tiffany Doodles - Glitter & SparkleTruly Scrumptious - #70 Christmas with pearls or vintageDeep Ocean Challenge #12 Vintage 

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!

Have a great day!!

Blessings,


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  I can't believe how time is flying by and how Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Guess I just have been too busy to realize how the time is just slipping by.

Anywho...I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!


This weeks challenge:  Baubles, Bells or Anything hanging!!

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, November 25 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, November 25 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC85. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge using the darling and beautiful Warm Wishes Stamp set and the Window Die!! The designer paper is Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection.  To create the edges of my card gold, I used versa mark and gold embossing powder.  The background paper is dry embossed with Provocraft Soft Swirls.




Card Recipe
ODBD Stamps used: Warm Wishes
ODBD dies: Window die
Punches:  Martha Stewart Daisy Edge Punch
accessories:  May Arts Blue silk ribbon, gold cording, gold bauble bells(Michaels), Bow Easy,  Recollections Gold Bauble Bling, Provocraft Soft Swirls


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

If you would like to join the challenge or find out more details, click here to the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge post.


This card also matches the inspiration at Our Creative Corner:



I was inspired by the blue and brown tones, gold accents, and the windows from the photo.


ODBD Stamping in Time #48 ~ Christmas card, gift, etc.Inspire me Friday ~ Anything GoesCrafty Catz -  snowflakes  (the dp has small snowflakes)Fabulous Friday - die cutsFloweret  ChristmasPhindy’s Place -  Christmas cardsWags 'n Whiskers - ChristmasWinter Wonderland -  must be Christmas -  any cute imageForever Friends - , must include an animal - (November) Something old, Something new (old punch, new paper)Moving Along With The Times - Let It SnowPaper Crafting Journey Embossing Shelly's Images -  Anything GoesDelightful Challenges -  BINGO* Patterned Paper, ribbon and stitchingCrafters Companion -  Challenge #18: Let it SnowCupcake Craftroom -Sweet ChristmasFreshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Anything GoesSassy Cheryl's - #90 Stump The Boss- Anything GoesHeidi's Hobbystuggu - Christmas cards with Bling/Sparkle Little Darlings Challenges -  #11 silver bells (my bell baubles)Paper Pretties - PPC180 Christmas with non-traditional colorsCraft Your Passion - Let it SnowHeart Song Inspirations - Gold OR GlitterThe Pink Elephant - EmbossingIncy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe* ribbons, metal, sewingDream Valley Challenges -Stitching Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Punch It


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


hugs,



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