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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you are all having a blessed day!!!  We have now found out the closing is the 15th of March on our home and we will have to movers move our stuff out by the 14th!! UGH!!! We have so much to do that I am overwhelmed.  I have been praying for God's peace in all of this.  I sometimes feel like I am running in circles and not accomplishing what I should.  I know He has a plan for us and that He is with us in all we do.  


Now that we are getting closer, I am realizing how difficult change is for me and how anxious I am getting.  I keep on reciting verses over and over in my head:  "Don't be anxious about anything, but in all things bring your prayers and petitions to Him."  "They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings like eagles."  and one of my favorites "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."  I truly have coveted the messages and emails of support of prayer and well wishes for us!!  


Today I would like to share a sneak peek of a set being released tomorrow at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The set I used is called Light of Life.  The verse is framed with the Sizzix  (Birds and Wreathe) embossing folder.  The flowers are scrunched and home made.  To create the foliage, I used the fanciful flourish die from Cheery Lynn, and the Martha Stewart Twig punch. On the embossed oval, I used silver baubles.




Challenges I am entering my card in:
Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything made with paper goes
Paper Play -  Something old, something new (new stamp, old embellishments)
Little Darlings Challenges - #18 Pearls
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  #73 anything goes 
Pixie Cottage - Sketch* and/or anthing goes
Ruby's Rainbow -White plus one other color
Scrapbook Sisters - #73 Spring Flowers
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front -  die cut
WordArt Wednesdays -  see site for word art
Partytime Tuesdays -  #57 Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Let's See Embossing Of Any Kind
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards -  "Let's Punch it!"
Stamps & Fun = Creativity -  Non Cute
The Cutie Pie Challenge  Flowers
Squigglefly -Spring is in the Air
One Stitch At A Time -  Spring

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!  We hope to see you for the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog hop tomorrow!!
hugs,
Monday, February 27, 2012
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!  We are down to a little under three weeks now before the closing on the house (we think or so we have been told).  Life has been busy trying to get everything packed!! I have not had a lot of time for blog hopping or creating.  Sorry!!


Anywho I do have two creations to share today.  The first is a sneak peek of a set to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs on March 1 (Thursday).  I am just loving these Sweet Friendship sentiments!! So many great sentiments and a BEAUTIFUL font!!


I used the Flowersoft Wildflowers Die cut dimensions adding citrus crush flowersoft (ultrafine).  The Our Daily Bread Designs Sweet Friendship is framed with Spellbinders Petite Ovals.  
The Flowersoft panel is framed with the Lattice Rectangle from Spellbinders. The ribbon is white wrinkle ribbon from May Arts tied with the Bow Easy.  The designer paper is Prima English Garden.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Creative Mondays -  Anything Goes 
Love to Create Add Stitching to your Project
MyGrafico - Flowers
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Anything Goes Show Us Your Style Using Your Favorite Technique Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Non Cute
Corrosive Challenges -Another Dimension
Let`s Ink It Up -Ribbons and Lace 
Scrappy Frogs -  Die Cuts 
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Lace and Pearls
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
 Drunken Stampers - Texture
Marks Finest Papers -#96 Use Lace ( it is hard to see in this photo but if you enlarge the photo, you will see lace)Fussy and Fancy -  Long Sentiment 
Crop Stop - Include at least 3 flowers 
Moving Along With The Times -  Lots of layers  
Paper Pretties - PPC194 punches/diecuts 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #73 anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays - see site for word art

My second creation is for this week's Stamp and Create Product Spotlight: Stampavie!!!  All Stampavie images, except the new 2012 New CHA releases, are up to 25% off this week!!






I used Butterfly Bear illustrated by Penny Johnson for her creation. The sentiment is from Whimsy's Summer Letter Seals designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo designs.  It is framed with the Fleur De Lis Rectangles from Spellbinders and the White Crochet lace 2 from May Arts.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:

Did you know that Stamp and Create also has weekly candy!! 

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...



Enter the Candy here


For more inspiration for this week's product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey 
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,
Monday, February 20, 2012
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend!! Scott and I are exhausted but we got a lot accomplished on the packing.  Boy what a lot of stuff!!!  LOL!  Moving sure is work!!  Felt good to get a lot done before the girls and I go off to spend some time with my parents upstate for a few days.  I want to share some quality time with them before we go.  I truly am looking forward to it.


Anywho today I would like to share this week's product spotlight at Stamp and Create!!  This week's product spotlight is designer paper!!  All designer paper at Stamp and Create will be up to 25% off beginning today for one week!!




For my sample today I created an Anniversary card for my parents using Fancy Pants Love Story (6x6 pad) and Echo Park Yours Truly (6x6 paper pad).  The adorable image is Henry Hugging Heart from Whiff of Joy which was colored with copics.  The Satin Edge Ruffle lace, White Crochet Lace 2,  Love charm, and May Arts Black Silk ribbon tied with the Bow Easy are all available in the Stamp and Create Store as well.  The image is framed with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies.  Silver Baubles, pearls and white pearls were added.





Did you know that Stamp and Create also has weekly candy!! 


**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...



Enter the Candy here


For more inspiration for this week's product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,



Saturday, February 18, 2012
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  We are busy packing and boy am I ever exhausted!!  At least we can see some big accomplishments being made.


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


This week's challenge:
This week the challenge team would like to see you use or create a scene on your card.  The scene does not have to be a stamp, it could also be on your designer paper.  

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, February 24th 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 24th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC97. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.


Here is my take on the challenge:

I had fun coloring the image from the Mighty Sea available at ODBD with my copics.  The sky is sponged but for some reason I had difficulty photographing it.  The window is a customized Window Die for ODBD made by Spellbinders.



ODBD Stamps used: The Mighty Sea
ODBD Dies:  ODBD Window Die
Accessories: Dp from my scrap stash, shell charm, blue silk May Arts Ribbon, hemp, lace



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

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I look forward to visiting your blogs when I return. Have a great weekend!!

blessings,




Thursday, February 16, 2012



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's  Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.


 This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for theLove of ODBD Borders and Frames! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to ODBD Blog for the full link list.  One of the posts is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until March 14th at 6 pm.  We are skipping Thursday, March 1st for a NEW RELEASE Hop!  The winner will be announced March 16th!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Borders and Frames!

If you came here from Julie's Blog you are in the right place, if you have not, you may want to start back at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

For my creation, I used the Flower Frames 1 stamp set and the Birthday Blessings (image) from Our Daily Bread Designs.



For my creation I also used Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, lace, and May Arts Mauve silk ribbon, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles, Provocraft Textile embossing folder, and SEI Promise Me.


Here is a photo of the Flower Border stamp set.













For my second creation, I used the Brocade Border Frames and Scripture Collection 5.  The Brocade Border was cut out with the Brocade Border die (custom to ODBD).  The dp is from Basic Grey Porcelain and Kaiser Craft English Rose Garden.  The spellbinders used to frame the Brocade Border layer is Labels 16.  The Ribbon is May Arts White Satin Ribbon.


Here is a photo of the Brocade Border Stamp set:




I hope you have enjoyed my creation.  The next step on the hop is the ever so talented Grace!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,


Monday, February 13, 2012
Happy Monday all!! I hope you have had a great weekend!! Winter was here this weekend with some snow and lots of cold temps.  My hubby and I layed low since we have managed to get a nasty head cold.  Boy does it knock you out and take away any motivation you may have.  Oh well...it was great to not have any responsibilities this weekend.


This week Stamp and Create has a new Product Spotlight.  This week's product Spotlight is anything BABY!!!  All images that are be baby related will be up to 25% off!!!


For my creation I used ...... the darling Baby of Mine stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps!!  I also used the Welcome Baby sentiments and Welcome Baby die set designed by  Ann Vento for Whimsy stamps!!  Did you know Lacey carries a lot of the Whimsy stamps in her Stamp and Create Store?!!!!!





The designer paper is Prima Botanical and the die used on the bottom of the easel is the Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border die.The ribbon is blue silk from May Arts which I tied with the bow easy.  The flowers are a combo of prima's, ZVA Creative flowers and some which were received in a RAK from a dear friend!! I had fun coloring the image with copics and adding some paper piecing as well!!


Did you know that Stamp and Create also has weekly candy!!


**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...



Enter the Candy here


For more inspiration for this week's product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I can't believe it has been a week since I posted.  It has been very busy but also very rewarding.  Last weekend we went to Virginia and were able to secure a contract on the house we liked!!!  It is so exciting and yet so scary!!  I know God is in control and I need not worry but starting new is somewhat scary.

Anywho....Today I am here to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.



This week's challenge:
This week the challenge team would like to see your creations using three items, materials, or techniques beginning with three different letters in the word “HEART”.



*Please write the three letters used and the items or techniques used for each letter. 

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, February 17th 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 17th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC96. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.


Project recipe:
Paper: Bitter Chocolate CS, Neenah White CS (Solar White), SU Baja Breeze patterned paper
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, twine, Memory Box ribbon, Fleur De Lis Rectangles from Spellbinders, Vintage heart button, Antique Linen Ink from Tim Holtz
The letters and items beginning with each letter that I used for my creation include:
H- Heart and Hymn, E- Embossing and Embellishments,  A-Antique Linen ink, Aqua,
R-Ribbon,  T-Twine
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!

challenges I am entering in:
Craft Your Days Away  - #38 Get Stitchy with itCrafty Emma - #72 Lots of Layers, 3 or moreDrunken Stampers - #83 TextureMarks Finest Papers -#94 A shaped cardRogue Redhead Designs #8 Use a stamped backgroundStamp Man -  TextureCraft Us Crazy - Anything goesDRS Designs Make your own patterned paperCreative Belli #136 heartsPaper Pretties - PPC192 textureRibbon Carousel Challenge -#39 Anything Goes*

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I look forward to visiting your blogs when I return. Have a great weekend!!

blessings,

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge.  I am currently away looking for a house in Virginia since this past week we received a signed contract on our house in New York!! God is good!! Praise God in this dwindling economy, He provided us with a buyer and an excellent real estate agent.  Now I pray that we find the right house in Virginia.

Anywho.....


This week's Shining the Light challenge is:
Since it is February and we are acknowledging national heroes (President’s Day) or people who are special to us (Valentine’s Day) in the U.S. , the challenge team is challenging you to acknowledge and case a crafter you admire or a creation you admire changing just two elements to make it our own.


Please let us know who you cased and leave a link to their creation as well as tell us what you changed.


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, February 10th 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 10th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC95. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

This was a very fun challenge for me.  I just wish I was able to case many more than just one.  Unfortunately my time has been very limited lately.  I was deeply honored to have the opportunity to case my dear friend, Sabrina.  Sabrina is not only very talented but she has a heart of gold.  I just love her!!!  Not too long ago, she sent a gorgeous vintage tag she created to me.  I  love and cherish it so, that I just had to case it for this week's challenge.

 I changed the flower ( I made mine of lace), the colors, the sentiment, the dies, and the background was stamped using the Grunge Butterfly Background and the It is Well with my Soul Background



Tag Recipe
Accessories: turquoise seam binding, baja breeze ink, SU striped grosgrain ribbon for leaf, lace, stickpin and beads, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, heart charm, love charm, Spellbinders Grand Caliber

While this tag is not necessarily Valentine's, it is based on a love theme.  Who loves us more than God himself.  What a comfort to know that He is with us in both in the storms and in the rainbows of our life.  What greater love did the Father share with us than to send His one and only Son into the world to die for us and give us eternal life.  I know that amidst the trials our family has faced an continue to face in selling our home and now putting an offer in on a new one that He was a comfort directing our paths in every step of the way.  It is during the low points of our life that we can truly see His leading and feel His comforting hand carrying us through...if we trust in Him.

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

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Fabulous Friday – Ribbon and / or Twine
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything but a Card
Poodles Parlour , Anything
Card and Scrap -Shabby Chic
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything but a card with a sentiment
Charisma Cardz  Vintage
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything goes
Delightful Challenges -  Punches & dies
Do You Stack Up? - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times -  At least 1 heart clearly visible
Creative Belli  #136 hearts/Valentine
Word Art Wednesday- It's a challenge to use scripture or an encouraging quote on your card. 
This week's verse they are focusing on is:

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I look forward to visiting your blogs when I return. Have a great weekend!!

blessings,

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