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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Happy Thursday all!! I hope you all are enjoying your week!! I Can't believe June is just around the corner!!  Where does the time go!!

Today I would like to share something different with you....a yummy recipe...refreshing for summer!!  The perfect little gift for someone.




The basket image is a sneak peek of an image being released tomorrow at Our Daily Bread Designs!! 

Card recipe:
Stamps: sneak peek of an image being released tomorrow at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  
Paper: My Mind's Eye Blush
Spellbinders Tags Trio two and classic scalloped ovals and rectangles, Martha Stewart Daisy Border punch, sewing machine, Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage)


I am entering my gift recipe card into Word Art Wednesday, an inspirational challenge sharing the word of God with others. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, you can enter. Word Art Wednesday has a weekly sponsor, but on the first Wednesday of each month, they have a secondary sponsor (two prizes to bewon - and some of them are truly amazing)  Each week they share free inspirational or scriptural word art!!

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
 WordArt Wednesdays, Truly Scrumptious -   pink  Tandastamps - Something new(new stamps) Penny's Paper-Crafty  Anything goes Paper Pretties -Summer Divas by Design anything goes Crafts and Me - #86 ribbon Crafty Sentiments -  Anything Goes  Oldie But Goodie Challenge must use something at least 6mts old  & state what it is- my gingham ribbon Party Time Tuesdays  Anything goes! Use It Tuesdays  Use Two hoarded Items (gingham ribbon and my My last pad of Blush dp from My Mind's Eye) House of Gilli  Die Cuts/Punches Karens Doodles - Stitch It UpMake it Monday - always Anything GoesMy Craft SpotButtons and Bows The Cutie Pie Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches

Thanks for stopping by!!I hope you were in some way inspired by my creation and maybe have the opportunity to try out the recipe!!  Tomorrow is the Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop where I hope to share the rest of my gift set with you!!  Have a great day!!
blessings,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hello all!!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend...for many it is a holiday weekend. Enjoy!!  We are going back to New York to spend time with the family.  Can't wait.  We leave today (Friday).  Woohoo!!

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


This week's challenge: 
Use the colors pink, black and/or grey and white/vanilla.
This week will be a two week challenge.

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, June 8th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, June 8th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC110. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my creation I made a more simplistic card using the My Mind's Eye Blush paper for my design.  The label with the sentiment is actually part of the paper that I cut out and adhered with dimensionals.  I just love the dark pink, light pink, gray and white together.  The sentiment is a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on June 1.  It is called Thank You Sentiments.  I just love this new set!!  I did do some fancy stitching with my new machine but you can see it better close up (click on the photo) or in person.






ODBD stamps used: (Sneak Peek) Thank You Sentiments
("To thoughtful you...from thankful me")
Paper: My Mind's Eye- Blush, Basic Grey cardstock (SU), white
Accessories: Tear Drop lace, rose pink ribbon, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, pearls


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.
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Special Sale at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!!!

This weekend is a Special time in the USA to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving our country. They paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!!  We should pray for our servicemen and women daily!

Besides our US military, there is somebody else who died for us so that we may have Eternal Life and that is Jesus Christ! Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" - John 14:6. Jesus explains to us the reason for shedding His blood and His death on the cross was so that our sins may be forgiven and we can spend eternity in heaven! Let's remember the ultimate sacrifice He made just for us.  His death enables us to receive real Freedom for eternity!!!

This weekend Our Daily Bread Designs will be have the following sets on sale at 20% off and will also have FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the US over $20.00. Please use code MEMORIAL in coupon code area of the shopping cart. Prices will be reflected in the cart.

(International customers receive $5.00 off their shipping charge - use code MEMORIAL5.)


Please note several of these single stamps are brand new to the website!!

Offer is valid until Monday, May 28, 2012 midnight EST.


 
        


 


 

 

                                 


 




Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!  Have a great weekend!!

blessings,


Saturday, May 19, 2012
Happy Saturday!!  It has been a while since I posted since our family had been sick with the flu, my ability to craft was hindered by pulling a muscle in my shoulder, and my computer crashed AGAIN.  Grrr!  Looks like I will have to take the computer in since I think Windows has been deleted somehow.  While computers are a necessary evil the expense is killing me!!!

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


This week's challenge: 
is a sketch!!!



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, May 25th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, May 25th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC109. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch:


Card Recipe:Our Daily Bread Designs stamps used: Fortress
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Persian Accents, Scalloped and Classic Ovals
Paper: Prima Sunkiss, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sewing machine, Goldenrod seam binding, prima flower, stick pin, MS twig punch

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.


Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!  Have a great weekend!!

blessings,
Thursday, May 10, 2012


Happy Thursday all!!  I hope all are well!! Our family has been sick with the stomach flu in fact I had to make this card while feeling completely dreadful...so I apologize for any imperfections.  Today I would like to share the Alumni Blog hop!!!



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  If you have come from Angie's blog you are in the right place, if not you may want to start back at the beginning at Kathy's blog for more chances to win.


This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for the For the Love of ODBD Spellbinder's Compatible sets!Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to theODBD blog for the full link list.  One of the post is a hop 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 Wednesday,May, 23rd at 6 pm.  The winner will be announced May 24th!  Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBDSpellbinder's Compatible sets!


Now on to my creations:

This is the first card I made using the Mini Tags 3 Stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs which was cut out with the Grand Caliber and the compatible Ribbon Tags Trio Dies from Spellbinders.  The background of the card is stamped with the Grunge Butterfly Background in Green Galore (SU ink). The lacey frame is cut out with the  Lace Doily Motifs.  The outside frame is created with the Lotus Borderabilities Petite die from Spellbinders.  The bow is tied with the Bow Easy and May Arts Green Satin Ribbon.


My second creation is one that is more masculine and one that I made for this week's Pacific Celery Crumb cake challenge on Splitcoast stampers.

My niece and nephew are graduating this weekend from Liberty University with a degree in Youth Ministry. In two weeks they will be leaving to be missionaries in Hawaii so I thought the Happy Retirement and the Mini Tags 2 stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs would be perfect. As noted on the above card, the Mini Tags 3 stamp set is compatible with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Three dies.  




Here are photos of the compatible stamp sets used on my cards that work with the Spellbinder's Ribbon Tags Trio Three.




Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creations!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is the exceptionally talented Lori.






This week Our Daily Bread Designs- Let Your Light Shine has posted another sketch for a sketchbook layout.  My dear daughter, Nicki,who is 12, and rarely posts on her blog made one of our darling new pet, Zoe.  I would appreciate if you would pop over and leave a comment for her.  It would really make her day.  Here is her blog.

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,





Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all have had a good beginning to your week.  This week I began doing some more painting in my new home.  As I complete each room, it feels and looks so clean.

Today I would like to share a card I made yesterday for Splitcoaststampers CAS "Chic" Word Challenge.


When I think of Chic, I think stylish and elegant with black and white....






 so I made a black bow with some ribbon and white adding a few punched flowers (the flowers themselves were left from another card that I never ended up using).

The verse is from Our Daily Bread Designs- Fortress stamp set .

The embossing folder is Provocraft scrollwork.

The sentiment is framed with Spellbinders Ovals and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!!  

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Craft Room Challenge -   Emboss It
Creative Card Crew - #10 Sentiment as Focal Point
Paper and Such Design -  April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Top Tip Tuesday - #76 Clean & Simple
Craft Your Passion - Lots of Texture   
Friends of Speedy TV -  Use 3 of Something. (three flowers)
 Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties -  Use Ribbon.

Have a blessed day!!!

hugs and blessings,




Saturday, May 5, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your weekend!!  Today is my dear husband's birthday!! Happy Birthday Scott!!  So....today will be all about him and what he would like to do on his special day.  It should be a fun day to spend together.  Tomorrow we have some family coming to celebrate with us.  That should be fun as well!!


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

This week's challenge: 
Since today is National Scrapbooking Day, we want to see you make a scrapbook layout (any size).

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, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC107. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge...my second layout ever!!!

The pictures are of my dear daughter, Nicki, on her sixth grade graduation last year at church Sunday School.  All the sentiments and quotes are from the Dreams stamp set at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The designer paper is Prima Meadow Lark.  I just love the lavender and pinks in this paper.  It is  my dear daughter's favorite color. The images are framed with the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles and Classic Rectangles.  The "You did it!" and the border are from the Spellbinders Persian Accents.  The flowers are recycled OLD prima flowers that I crunched and remolded.  The leaves are made with Martha Stewart Twig Punches and Spellbinders Itty bitty blooms. The caps are Jolee Success Stickers. I did lots of sewing which you can see if you open the photo in a new tab.  The stitching was done on my new sewing machine.  Yeah!!!



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.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Fussy and Fancy -  Butterflies, Ribbons & Punches (punched butterfly, ribbon around diploma, punched twigs)Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything GoesPhindy’s Place VintagePoodles Parlour -Anything GoesScrapbookaholic by Abby - Use black on your layout4 Crafty Chicks - Favorite embellishmentAudSentiments Challenge Anything goesPaper Crafting Journey - VintageRainbow Lady's MemoriesPixie Dust Studio -  FlowersSassy Studio Designs -Add a frameSouthern Girls -  Get your girly onLittle Red Wagon - #131 stitchingLittle Darlings Challenges -#22 flowersStampin' Royalty -   #122 scrapbookingMake it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!

blessings,

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