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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Yes...I am back...three days in a row and no I am not sick just trying to keep up some of my crafting this week.

Today I am popping in to share an extension of this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  Last week's sketch challenge will continue through Sunday at August 5 at 8 p.m. You can join the challenge here.

Here is my creation:



My creation uses sneak peeks of Bookmarks Eagles and Bookmarks Verses to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs.  While the Bookmarks Eagles is a bookmark shape, I masked my image and stamped leaves around the rectangle and isolated the bird. The verse is frame with Romantic and Classic Rectangles from Spellbinders.  The background is embossed with a Birds and flowers folder from Cuttlebug.  The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart Leaf and Twig punch as well as the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.

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

Lori Ulrich, Betty Wright and Angie Crockett 


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches, Crafty Pad: Things With Wings, Cupcake Craft - The Great Outdoors, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Victorine OriginalsSummertime, The Crafty Pad  Things with Wings  Craftymess Challenge  #14 Birds,  Party Time Tuesdays - #79 Anything Goes Tuesday Testimonials Linking Party  Must include scripture- Always anything goes, Twisted Tuesday - Free For All- Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Sentiment,  Craft a SceneIn the Garden,  Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything GoesPaper Crafting Journey Pearls & swirls


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 week!!  I hope you will be able to stop by again tomorrow for the Our Daily Bread Designs New Release Blog Hop!!!!
blessings,

Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello all!! Believe it or not...I have another creation to share with you for the second day in a row.  How Thrilling to have the Dirty Dozen challenges at Splitcoast!! I love these challenges each year I was not able to participate Saturday...yet...but I had to join in on Saturday's DTGD12Twinshappy- masculine creation. Stacy challenged us to make something for the men.  A real challenge for me!!!

I decided to go out of the box and make a masculine bookmark using a sneak peak of Our Daily Bread Designs- Bookmark Trees and Bookmark Verses stamp set cut out and framed with the exclusive bookmark dies to be released on Wednesday, August 1.

The sky is sponged and the image is colored with copics. I used some dyed seam binding, colored hemp and scrap ribbon for the tassles.  The entire edge of the bookmark was distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.


 I am entering my creation in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything BUT a Card  Crafty Pad: Things With WingsAmusing Challenges  Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday- use a Scripture or encouraging sentimentThe Crafty Pad  Things with Wings  Craftymess Challenge  #14 Birds  
Alphabet Challenge -  M … Men Only Paper Shelter Challenge - #74 metal embellishment Cupcake Craft - The Great OutdoorsIncy Wincy Designs - Anything but a Card Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Victorine OriginalsSummertime



Thanks for stopping by!! I so appreciate your comments and visits! Have a great week!!
blessings,
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Hi everyone!  Today I'm excited to share a sneak peek of the upcoming August sets by Our Daily Bread designs!  The two bookmarks I created are stamped with "Bookmarks-Trees" stamp sets and  cut out with some ODBD Exclusive Spellbinder "Bookmarks" dies.  The verse is from the upcoming Book-mark Verses stamp set (It is one of my favorite verses and a great reminder when I become anxious.  God says: Be Anxious for nothing....Be Still and Know that I am God.)


 The image is colored with copics.  The ribbon is May Arts Satin Ribbon.







I will be submitting my creations to the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything BUT a Card 
 Crafty Pad: Things With Wings
Amusing Challenges  Anything Goes 
Craft a Scene  In the Garden
Word Art Wednesday- use a Scripture or encouraging sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges  Summer 
Penny Black and More  Summer Blooms
The Crafty Pad  Things with Wings 

****Reminder: You only have until midnight tonight EDT to take advantage of the "Dog Days of Summer Sale" at Our Daily Bread designs......30% off of all stamp sets!!!!   (Please note: Stamp Bundles are already discounted, so the sale will not apply to them.)



May God Bless you on this beautiful Sunday!!  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. 
 

blessings,
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hello All!! Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all have had a great beginning to your week!!  We had a great weekend visiting with friends as well as visiting with my brother and his family.  My only wish is that it could have been longer.  We were very blessed to have had this opportunity and for that I am thankful.

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


This week's challenge will last for two weeks and ....
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 Sunday, August 5th at 8 p.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 Sunday, August 5th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC117.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my creation:
Since most of the team went more feminine on their take for the sketch, I thought I would challenge myself to a more masculine creation.  I added stitching and distressing with Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink and with a distresser.  The verse I used on this card is from Our Daily Bread Designs: Scripture Collection 1. The paper I distressed is from Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection.


Card Recipe:

ODBD Stamps Used: Scripture Collection 1
Papers: Timepiece Collection by Bo Bunny
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon (Memory Box), Tim Holtz Clock and spinner, Spellbinders  Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, tassle


I also made this creation for Stampin Sister's in Christ which is to make a card that is CAS,  Tuesday Testimonials Linking Party Always anything goes with Scripture (Scripture on the inside, and the post) , and Word Art Wednesday- use a Scripture or encouraging sentiment, or the free digi Scripture given on the site.  I added some stitching but it is very CAS for me.  The Stampin sisters in Christ challenge is based on Matt. 11:30:
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

I often wonder how others who are not Christian's go through life without the Guidance and comfort of knowing that God is there no matter what the circumstance.  If He died for us, what can't He do for us.  What a comfort to know that God is in Control!!  It is easy to leave it to God...it just takes Faith.  My favorite verse pairs nicely with this week's featured verse: Trust in Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6



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.

Please if you have time leave some extra love for dear Sherry since it is her last week as guest designer at Our Daily Bread Designs.  She will truly be missed as part of the dt.  She has been such an inspiration to us all both spiritually and creatively.  Thanks Sherry!! See you in blog land!! 

challenges I am entering my card in:
 Creative Card Crew -  #15 Black Card Stock Paper and Such Design   Stitching Real or Faux
 Craft Your Passion - Black and White plus One Make 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!!  Have a great week!!
blessings,


Thursday, July 19, 2012
Hi All!! I hope this post finds you all well!! It has been a tad bit warm this week but an enjoyable week for the most part here in Virginia.  Since it has been busy, I have not done as much crafting but today I would like to share a card I made for several challenges at Splitcoast Stampers.

This card is one I began to make for the Queen for the Day challenge (QFTD120 from a couple of weeks ago) casing Arizona Maine!! Congrats Angela!! Your gallery is amazing and I always am inspired by your creations!!

I chose this amazing card as my inspiration for this card. I kept the basic layout and doily but changed my stamps, colors, and added the stitching to meet today's WT383 stitching challenge. The inside of this card is a pedestal pop up.
My card uses the Flowering Faith and Loving Memories stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. The dies used include Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies , Fanciful Flourish and Canadian Kaleidoscope .

The colors include Marina Mist, Old Olive, and Night of Navy. The frame is not only sewn but is embossed with Sizzix Plaid embossing folder.

The directions on how to make this pop up are here. It really is quite simple to make but adds a fun flair to a card.

The inside of this card uses the stamps Flowering Faith and Sharing Your Sorrow from Our Daily Bread Designs. The dies include Spellbinders Antique Frames (for the border along the bottom), ODBD elegant Ovals , and a Marianne Designs Butterfly. The designer paper is Stampin Up Holiday Treasures.



Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Divas by Design - anything goes WordArt WednesdaysEverybody-Art-Challenge - #201 Summer  Use It Tuesdays -  Emboss It (hoarded supplies- metallic paper and design paper from a few years ago) Card and Scrap WingsCard CupidsWings


Thanks for stopping by!! I so appreciate your comments and visits! Have a great week!!
blessings,
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a great week!! There is just something about making a winter card in the hot weather that makes the temperature feel cooler.  Lol!!!  I decided since it is so hot an humid that making a Christmas card would be fun.  I made it for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs as well as some other challenges.

This week's Shining the Light challenge: 
We would like to see clouds or sunshine (sunsets, sunrises...) on your creation.  These can be on your designer paper, be cut or sponged or be part of your coloring or stamping.
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 Sunday, July 22nd at 8 p.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 Sunday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC116.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my take on the challenge:
I decided to make a Christmas card rather than a summer creation with clouds or sunshine.  My image is Our Daily Bread Designs- Warm Wishes.  I colored the image with copics and added Liquid Applique for snow.  The fold for the card is called a diamond fold.  My background is dry embossed while my sentiment is gold embossed.  The dies used include Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Lacey Squares, Petite Ovals, and Classic and Scalloped Circles.

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 this card in:
 Southern GirlsPearls Forever Friends -must include an animal Christmas DRS DesignsBlue Christmas Art Impressions Stamps ChallengeEasel or more than one fold Stampin With The Dragon Ribbons & Bows Totally Papercrafts – Lots of Layers Jellypark Challenges  Christmas in July Alphabet Challenge L … Lace Send a Smile for Kids -  Christmas in July 2 Sisters - #99 Christmas in JulyThe Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Christmas in July Robyn`s Fetish - Christmas in July Creative Inspirations Paint  Christmas in July Amusing Challenges - Christmas in July Christmas Crafting -Christmas and 2 or more folds Crafters Companion  Ho ho ho Christmas Creatalicious Challenges Christmas in July Cupcake Craftroom  Lots of layers The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -Christmas in July w/non-traditional colours The Crazy ChallengeChristmas in July There She Goes - Christmas in JulyTotally Stampalicious Christmas in July Paper Pretties Embossing Stamptacular Sunday - Wings (two cardinals by the snowman) and Bling


 Our Daily Bread Designs  will be attending the CHA trade show in Rosemont, Illinois this week! Please note that no orders will ship out after this weekend and they will resume shipping on Monday (July 23, 2012).

.....but they will be running a special for 5 days....July 16-20, 2012 (midnight EST) and will give you a discount off purchases!!
Orders of $100.00-$149.00 may use code CHA10 to receive 10% off the order!
Orders of $150.00-$199.00 may use code CHA15 to receive 15% off the order!
Orders over $200.00 may use code CHA25 to receive 25% off the order!!
PLEASE NOTE: Stamp set bundles and Gift Certificates are NOT included in this offer. We will not discount any of these items and your invoice will be adjusted if you purchase them.

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 week!!
blessings,

Thursday, July 12, 2012
 Happy Thursday All!! I hope you are all enjoying your week.  Life has been busy but I am so thankful that the heat is so much less this week!!  Mid 80's feels like fall or winter compared to the 100 degree days of last week.

This week I have been trying to join more of the challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. What a fun and challenging sketch at Splitcoaststampers Yesterday (SC393)! I decided to challenge myself even more to a white on white card and make my image pop.

The stamps used are Surging Sea and Smooth Sailing from Our Daily Bread Designs. The ship reminds me of summer vacation and the many cruises people enjoy.  Not me....since I get terrible motion sickness even in a car...but many others love cruises.

The card Shape uses Labels 23 (Grand) from Spellbinders. The image is framed with Petite Ovals (large and small) from Spellbinders.  The embossing folders are Stars and Swiss Dots from Provocraft.




Thanks for stopping by!! I so appreciate your comments and visits! Have a great week!!
blessings,
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!!  Sorry it has been so long since I posted, yet again.  Life keeps getting in the way of crafting.  I wish I could just craft all day but that is just not the case.  Thankfully the heat is much better here.  No more 105 degree plus days...today it is 85 degrees.  Much more tolerable.  Thank you Lord!!!


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

This week's challenge: 
We would like to see tearing or distressing 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 Sunday, July 15th at 8 p.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 Sunday, July 15th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC115.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Now on to my creations:

This a.m. I made a quick card to meet this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoast (CC383- Rasberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, and Crumb Cake).   I love the color combo for this week's but found it to be a real fun challenge.  Since I did not have Razzleberry Ripple, I used Purely Pomegranite instead.



I created my own designer paper using the flowers from Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith and Bird Borders and Corners sets. These stamps were inked in pink pirouette, Purely Pomegranite, and Crumb Cake (kraft). The sentiment is from ODBD's Flowering Faith , framed with Eternity , and cut out with the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders dies exclusive to ODBD.

The crumb cake oval is created with a cuttlebug victoria embossing folder and the embossed kisses technique. I added some pearl trim, some stitching, a Cheery Lynn Small Exotic butterfly , a bunch of leaves from Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and a punched border using the Daisy Border Punch from Martha Stewart.


Challenges I am entering this card in:
 Bearly Mine - #43 Pearls & Lace  Creative Card Crew -  #14 Swirls & Pearls Paperminutes - #225 Shabby Chic/Vintage  Make it Monday - always Anything Goes  There She Goes - Sewing and Stitching Corrosive Challenges -Sentimentally Yours Stampin' Sisters in Christ - (at least) 1 Circle/Oval Element, (at least) 2 Different Papers, (at least) 1 Embellishment Guylou's Inimitability Swirls & PearlsStamp Man - Bling it On It's All About the Vintage  Anything Vintage Moving Along With The Times Sentiment only Shelly's Images Use text/sentiment Southern Girls  Pearls
For my second creation, I decided to challenge myself and make a pedestal pop up card.  You can find the tutorial here at Splitcoast Stampers. 





  My card uses Birthday Blessings from Our Daily Bread Designs and Green Tea designer paper from Stampin Up. The card stock is Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive. I distressed the edges using old olive. The bows are made with Martha Stewarts Ribbon Loop corner punch. It was fun using my Nestabilities (Squares) and ribbon to make presents. To meet this week's Shining the Light challenge- ODBDSLC115, I added distressing with Old Olive.

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 this card in:
  Gingerloft  Fancy Folds  Speedy and Friends -#115 Blue and Green Card

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 week!!
blessings,
Friday, July 6, 2012
Hi All!!  Sorry I have not posted in a while, my life has been rather crazy lately with company and etc.  Has anyone else been having the extreme heat.  It has been over 102 degrees for over a week now!  I am definitely not used to that...

 One would wonder why I would title this card "Just Squeakin by.....". To make a long story short, I had my in laws here for the past week and was unable to join in any challenges or create any cards or projects. I was so excited to get started on yesterday's WT382 Tissue challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I began soon after they left, however, my progress and ability to finish the card was hindered when I opened my craft cabinet to get my ink (in our new house) only to have a mouse staring at me. I hate mice and have the urge to run when I see one. Which is just what I did...I ran to get my pet cat Zoe who chased the mouse through my cupboards and saved the day. I will be a bit more cautious when getting supplies in my craft area from now on!!

Anywho...I made this for yesterday's WT382 challenge to use tissue at Splitcoast Stampers. I used the faux silk technique and created a tissue paper flower. The Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith stamp set was used to create my faux silk. The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Sharing your Sorrow . The flower was created with the Spellbinders Blossoms Three and Peony dies. . The card shape is created with the Labels 23 Grand dies.



Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Flowering Faith stamp set was used to create my faux silk. The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Sharing your Sorrow .
Dies:   Spellbinders Blossoms Three and Peony dies, Labels 23 Grand
Accessories: May Arts Satin Ribbon, leaf from stash, Gem Brad

I have created this card for this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge which is everything goes with Our Daily Bread Designs.

challenges I am entering my creation in:

 Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope all is well!!
Have a blessed Day and Weekend!!!


hugs and blessings,


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