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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope everyone is well!!  Boy has it been hot here in Virginia! In fact, we lost power Friday afternoon!  As of right now... still no power! I am not complaining...just saying.  
 Today I would like to share a  card I created for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
This week's challenge : 
Anything goes with ODBD stamps!  It doesn't get any easier!!!

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!!  See the Challenge for all the details!

  I would like to notify all our readers and players that we are changing our challenge day to Tuesday's beginning on July 3. This week's challenge will be extended through Sunday, July 8 at 8 pm EST. All Challenges will begin on Tuesday's at 8 a.m. EST and end on Sunday's at 8 pm EST. This coming Tuesday, July 3, we will show you more for the same challenge.
I hope you'll play along!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!  

  If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC114. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
My card is a sneak peek of two new ODBD sets coming your way July 1.... Sharing your Sorrow, and Flowering Faith. The flowers on the borders are using a flower in the Flowering Faith set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Chris

Saturday, June 23, 2012
  Happy Saturday all!! I hope everyone is well!!  Boy has it been hot here in Virginia since I got home.  I am not complaining...just saying.  The air conditioning sure feels good.  Summer is here!!  Today I would like to share a Summer card I created for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
This week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs: 
This week we have a real challenge for you!!  Let's see you use three or more stamps on your creation.  They can be images, backgrounds or sentiments but you must use three or more stamps.

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 29th 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 29th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC113. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take for this challenge:


Card Recipe:
Dies available at ODBD: Spellbinders Labels 18
Accessories: May Arts Wrinkled Ribbon,  Provocraft Scrollwork Embossing folder, 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.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
 Crafty Catz  Pastel ColoursInspire Me Fridays – Always Anything GoesPattie's Creations - stamped image -  MonoLittle Miss Muffet Challenges - Loads of layersPaper Play - Use a dieStampavie and More Something with wingsCreative Mondays - SummerMake it Monday - always Anything GoesTruly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Monochrome Getting Cricky - SummertimeCharisma Cardz  Summer


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, June 21, 2012

Hello All!!  It seems like a while since I have posted.  The girls and I had a fabulous week with my parents celebrating my Dad's retirement and seeing all the family.  While we missed my husband, Scott, we really did have a great time.  It was hard to come back home to Virginia but we had Scott on the other end so it was worth the trip!!!  I thank God that He kept me alert and less tired then most times when driving.  I really was quite worried driving 10 hours straight...but we did it...with God's help of course.

Today I would like to share a card that I made before leaving to go to New York.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs called Thank God.  I am so thankful to know that in all the experiences of life that I have God to count on .....in all the happy moments, difficult moments, quiet moments, painful moments, and every moment!!  Having Him to count on makes everything more bearable!!

 This card uses Our Daily Bread Designs Thank God, some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found paper, stitching, pearl and ribbon trim (that I have hoarded), recycled and reformed flowers, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, lace from Joann Fabrics, kraft/crumb cake and cream cardstock, Tim Holtz Vintage ink, and the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  

challenges I am entering my creation in:
  Divas by Design  Diecut Little Red Wagon - #138 kraft WordArt Wednesdays - use an encouraging uplifting sentiment Bearly Mine -#40 Flowers Papertake Weekly - Bingo* (blooms, free ribbon) The Cutie Pie Challenge  Real or Faux Stitching 2 Sisters - #96 Stripes and/or plaid Hotshot Crafts - Week 1, Distress Ink
Thanks for stopping by!!   Have a great day!!  Your visits and comments are greatly appreciated.
blessings,
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend.  I made the long trek out to visit my parents in NY, my first time driving myself and the girls on a 10 hour trip.  Amazingly, I did well..God answered my prayers!!  We have been having a great time visiting with family.  Last night was my Dad's retirement party.  He now starts a new chapter in his life, exciting yet scary all wrapped in one.  I pray God will be with him and guide his footsteps through this transition.

Today I would like to pop in and share today challenge at the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge.  This week's challenge is simple yet fun.


This week's challenge: 
Since it is officially summer in the USA this week, let's see your summer themed creations. They can include gardening, boats, and etc..... anything related to a summer activity.
If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once or we will have to delete your entries.


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 22nd 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 22nd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC112. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge with some bright summery colors and the summer time image: Thank You from Our Daily Bread Designs.


card recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Thank You, Mini Tags 1
paper: My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found
accessories: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, Martha Stewart Daisy border Punch, scrap ribbon, pearls, sewing machine, Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio


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:

    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, June 9, 2012
    Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  It has been beautiful weather here in Virginia, not too hot and a little breeze....PERFECT!  Summer has officially begun for many in our area as all the schools are out for the summer!!  In a few days, I leave for NY to spend time with my parents.  I really am looking forward to it although I have to leave my hubby behind.  That is the hard part....

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


    This week's challenge: 
    Since June is known as the wedding month...This week the team is challenging to make a creation using something old, something new, something borrowed or gifted, and something blue.

    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 15th 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 15th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC111. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
    This month Kelley outdid herself with some wonderful sets at Our Daily Bread Designs.  One of my favorite sentiments is the Thank God set!! What a wonderful reminder!!
    It says:  "Happy Moments... Praise God, Difficult Moments...Seek GodQuiet Moments...Worship God, Painful Moments...Trust God, Every Moment....Thank God. "
    I decided it had to be framed so that is exactly what I did:


    Card Recipe: 
    stamps:  ODBD  Thank God
    Paper: Prima
    Accessories: Old Frame I have been hoarding, Prima and homemade flowers, lace, Martha Stewart Leaf punch 

    To meet the challenge I used:
    Old: Frame; New- Stamp; Borrowed or given- Prima designer paper; Blue- flowers
    The designer paper is antiqued with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink.

    Challenges I am entering my card in:
    Crafty Calendar -  June Flowers in Bloom
    Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
    Polka Doodles - Flowers
    Moving Along With The Times - Anything but a card


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

                                                                          Jan Keen
                                                                         Lori Ulrich

    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,
    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Happy Tuesday!!  It seems like a while since I posted...guess because it has been five days.  This weekend our family went camping at North Bend Campground in VA and had a blast on the lake with my brother and sister and law and family.  I can't wait to go again.

    Anywho...while in summer mode, I would like to share a card I made using on of Our Daily Bread Design's new releases from last Friday called Bicycyle.  I just love this image and I had a blast coloring it.


    Card recipe:
    Stamps: Bicycle and Thank You Sentiments from Our Daily Bread Designs
    Paper: SEI (in my scrap stash so I am unaware of exact pad it came from)
    Spellbinders: Floral Ovals, Romantic Rectangles, Classic and scalloped ovals
    Tools: Bow Easy, Navy Blue Silk ribbon from May Arts, COPICS

    If you click on the photo, you can see the stitching.

    Challenges I am entering my creation in:
     Crafty Boots Anything Goes Creative Craft Challenges  Red White & BlueFashionista Challenge   Simply Summer House of Gilli Vibrant Colours/SummerMake it Monday - always Anything GoesGreat Impressions- die cuts or punchesThe Ribbon Girls  Use Ribbon or Lace The Squirrel & the Fox - 2E, 2W - (1st week) Winter or Summer Catch The Bug   Anything Goes
    Thanks for stopping by!!   Have a great day!!  Your visits and comments are greatly appreciated.
    blessings,

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Welcome everyone to the Our Daily Bread Designs June New Release Blog hop!!!  This month Kelley has outdone herself with some really awesome sets that we the breadsticks have all been having a blast creating with!!  Come join us for the hop with lot of inspiration and even a chance to win free stamps!!!

     If you got here from Sandee`s Fabulous Blog, you are in the right place!
      If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog
      and start from there so you don't miss any chances to win free
      stamps!!!  The prizes are hidden among the teams blogs and even we don't know where they are!!
    There will be three prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates to the ODBD store for stamps, hidden on three different blogs along the hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from the COMMENTERS on these three blogs! The GRAND PRIZE of the entire Bread Basket Bundle will be drawn from the comments left here on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog hop post, from all who tell us they completed the hop and which set is their most favorite!


      Here is what you must do in order to win:

     1.   Comment on each of the team members blogs as well as the Our Daily Bread Designs during the hop.  The Hop will run from 8:00 am EDT June 1 to 8:00 pm June 2 Winners will be announced on June 3 on the ODBD Blog. 

    2.  MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON THE OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS BLOG letting us know that you completed the hop and which set is your favorite for a chance to win the entire Bread Basket Bundle!!


    3. HAVE FUN!!!


      Now... on to my project!!  I had so much fun creating a gift basket with the Thank You Sentiments and Grace stamp sets!!

    I created a basket using my dear and talented friend Grace's basket tutorial found here I altered it a bit, however, since I wanted to make it look woven.  I cut 20 strips of kraft paper into 1/4 an 3/8 inch strips,  distressing all the sides of each strip with Tim Holtz Vintage Distressed Ink.  I then alternated the 1/4 and 3/8 strips (horizontally) around the box I created.  After I had gone to the top with horizontal strips all around the edge, I wove the strips (alternating the 1/4 inch and 3/8 strips) and snipped them to the height of the basket.



    The tag on the box is created with classic ovals and Ribbon Tags Trio Three from Spellbinders.
    The ribbon is a small spool of pink gingham which I have been hoarding.  The basket image is from the Thank You Sentiments stamp set.

    Here is a few of the items I created for inside the basket:

    The first is a bookmark created with a prayer from the Grace stamp set released today at Our Daily Bread Designs. The bookmark is framed with the Fleur De Lis Rectangles and the Antique Frames and Accents from Spellbinders. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Blush.


    The second item is a recipe card which I shared on my blog yesterday.  If you would like a yummy apple cobbler recipe, you may want to scroll down a post or click here and check it out.

    Here the outside of my recipe card using the Thank You Sentiments stamp set.

     

     Items used for the Recipe card:
    Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs!!  -Thank You Sentiments stamp set.
    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 also made gift packets of apple cinnamin tea and dried apple slices. Here is a photo of my tea bag packaging.  The apples are masked from the small basket in the Thank You Sentiments stamp set.






    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 Kathy.

    Have a blessed Day!!!

    hugs and blessings,




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