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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Happy Thursday everyone!! Today I am excited since we are on our way to Lake in Wood Campground in Lancaster Pennsylvania!!  Our family has been looking forward to this trip for quite a while!!  I feel like a child with his hands in the candy jar!!

 I can't believe how fast time has gone...and that August is almost over.  Wow...time flies.  With the beginning of a new month comes another new release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I just love the new sets!!!  They are so versatile, fun and beautiful.  Today I would like to share a sneak peak of a few of the wonderful sets being released at Our Daily Bread Designs on Saturday: Be Joyful, Lilacs, and Scripture Series 3.  I masked and colored the beautiful images with copics to create a scene.  The sky is sponged with Soft Sky (Stampin Up ink). The May Arts Silk Ribbon is laced through the  Our Daily Bread Designs Fence Die. I then pierced around the edges, layered my card and framed it with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs sneak peek: Be Joyful, Lilacs, and Scripture Series 3.
Dies: Romantic Rectangles, Our Daily Bread Designs Fence Die, MS Butterfly Punch
Accessories: pearls, May Arts Purple silk ribbon, Bow Easy


Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!! I hope to see you at the ODBD Blog hop on Saturday a.m. at 8 a.m. EST.
hugs and blessings,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Happy Tuesday Friends!! It has been a bit since I posted last.  I am sorry for my absence.  Life has just been so busy with little time to craft.  I have done a few things behind the scenes but am unable to share them yet.  I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying what is left of your summer.

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

This week's challenge is to use stitching.  Anyone who knows me or my cards, knows that I love to sew on my cards.  I have done a little less sewing lately, however since the movers dropped my sewing machine and I had to get a new one.  I so miss my old machine.  Anywho...I did have fun with this challenge.  

My verse is embossed and gold.  This is a perfect verse to provide comfort to a dear friend who is going through a rough patch in her life.  I hope it comforts her as much as it comforts me.




ODBD stamps used:  Scripture Collection 6Eternity
ODBD dies to match Eternity set from ODBD: Elegant Ovals
Paper: Basic Grey Capella, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up), Bridal Bouquet (SU), Very Vanilla, Green
Acceccories: Mauve Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish


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


To see all the creations in one place, see more details on the challenge and prizes or to join the challenge, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,



Tuesday, August 21, 2012
If you are here for the Happy Birthday Randi Blog Hop, click here.  If you are here for the Shining the Light challenge, you are in the right place.




Happy Tuesday All!! I hope you all have been having a great week!!  While life has been busy the count down is on for our vacation in Lancaster.  I can't wait!!!  Many of the schools have begun and my girls have been doing their home school work for three weeks.  They are doing great and I am so proud of all the hard work!!  Fall is on it's way!!

Today I am popping in to share today'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 Sunday, August 19th 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 19th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC119.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:


I just love embossed backgrounds and the new Vines Background released at ODBD is beautiful and elegant.  The image is colored with copics and cut out with the crocheted circle die.

ODBD Stamp sets used: Serve the Lord Vine Background
Paper: Lost and Found- Sunshine
accessories: black gingham, baubles, pearls, rhinestones, button, hemp

Here are some of the items used:





Romantic Rectangles

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Divas by Design - #49 Anything goesPaper Shelter Challenge  #78 Anything goes
Bearly Mine#489 Anything GoesJackson's Digital Expressions Anything Goes + Inks & SuchCraft Your Passion - Power of Three (use 3 of something)Created With Love 3 of a Kind (use something 3 times Eureka Stamps Anything Goes Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes Tammy Scrapin Corner  Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes Totally Stampalicious CAS (Clean and Simple) Card Cupids -  Anything goesCreative Craft World -Mini, smaller than 12x12Mad for Markers Anything goes w/ Copic markers
 


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 so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,



Monday, August 20, 2012
Hello Friends!! Today several of the "Bread Basket" members at Our Daily Bread Designs are having a blog hop to wish our dear friend and dt sister Randi a Happy Birthday!! 

If you arrived from Silke's blog you are in the right place, if not, you may want to start at the beginning for more inspiration and a chance to win one of three prizes.  Kelley is offering three different hoppers who leave comments on each of our blogs, who wish Randi a Happy Birthday, and leave a comment on the ODBD Blog one of her Happy Birthday sets. This hop will end on Wednesday, August 22 at 8 p.m.

 Randi is a very special lady who has been suffering with cancer.  She is an AMAZING woman with a real testimony for the Lord despite all the hardship she has gone through.  She is an inspiration to all who know her.  I am blessed to have her as a friend.  Many may remember the stamp set Randi's Song that Kelley released in Randi's Honor.  Well today we are also having a hop in her honor.  Happy 60th Birthday Randi!!! We love you and miss you!!!!!!  

The card which I have made for Randi uses the Small Sweet William set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The sentiment is stamped on twill ribbon. The sweet william image is stamped on designer paper and cut out with the Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies.  All the designer paper is from Prima Botanicals and Prima Sun Kiss.  The envelope is made with kraft cs and the Eyelet Circles from Spellbinders.  The leaves are sponged and cut out with Spellbinders Vine Borders.


Here are some of the stamps and dies and used for this creation:


Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies


Eyelet Circles
Eyelet Circles

 I hope you have enjoyed my project today!  Now I'll send you to the next stop on our Happy Birthday Randi hop is  the talented and sweet Dawn.

Happy Birthday Randi!! May God Bless you!!! HUGS!

Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs,










Thursday, August 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 the Love of ODBD single stamps! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  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, August 29th at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of ODBD single stamps! 

 If you got here from Tosh's Awesome Blog   you are in the right place!  If not you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any stops along the way!

Today I am focusing on the single stamp set Amazing Grace.  The song is over stamped with the God's Love and framed with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  The top is created with the Allegra folder sponged with sage.  The die shape is Labels 22 from Spellbinders.

 The ribbon is laced through the lotus borders die.  
Card Recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps: Amazing Grace, God's Love
Paper: Neenah White Cardstock
 Accessories:SU Floral Embossing Folder, Sage Ribbon, White sheer ribbon, pearls, Provocraft Allegra Embossing folder


Here is a photo of the items from ODBD used for this card:




 I hope you have been inspired by my project today!  Now I'll send you to the next stop for more inspiration from the amazing and sweet Grace!!!

Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs,





 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Happy Tuesday All!! I hope you all have been having a great week!!  It has been beautiful weather here, not too hot and some breeze here and again.  I do have to admit that I am looking forward to fall.

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


This week's challenge: 
is to use sponging 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, August 19th 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 19th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC119.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

This week's challenge: 
is to use sponging on your creation.

Here is my take on the challenge:


My creation uses the Daisy Background from Our Daily Bread Designs which I embossed in white and then sponged with Almost Amethyst (it did not photo the right color). 

The flowers from Don't Worry  was colored with copics in monochromatic colors. The leaves are cut from the Spellbinders Grand on the Vine and sponged with amethyst. The image is framed with the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs 



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:
House of Gilli  Add a SentimentMake it Monday - always Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge Black, White and 1 Other
Victorine Originals BlingAddicted to Stamps Pearls and Lace Catered Crop White (somewhere on your project)Creative Inspirations Paint -  Monochromatic Robyn`s Fetish - Monochromatic Pile It On BINGO* emboss, image, pearls



Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,





 
Monday, August 13, 2012
Happy Monday Friends!!  I hope you all have enjoyed the weekend!!  Weekends just seem to fly by!!

Today I would like to pop in to share a card that I made for Splitcoasts WT387 "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,  or Something Blue challenge with the dessert option of making a wedding card.

I used a New release from Our Daily Bread Designs, Old embossing folders, and blue. I could not figure out anything for the borrowed...



For my creation I used the Bookmark Trees for my image panel and 1 Corinthians for my sentiment. 


The image is framed with the Petite Ovals from Spellbinders, the Floral Doily Accents (border which was cut apart and pieced), and the Ironwork Accents. The butterfly is Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly dies cut out of Baja Breeze dp with some added SPARKLE!! The outside oval is created by inking the negative side of the embossing folder and running it through my Grand Caliber.



Just a thought: The 1 Corinthians set went perfectly with the sermon at church yesterday about Love...If we have not true genuine love...we have not lived.  This is not the love of a man and a woman...but the Love of God.  A love that does not act for our own gain but for the well being of others.  What motivates you to act?  That is the question I will be asking myself each time I do something this week.

Here is one of my favorite passages in the stamp I used on my card...although I used only one word...


 

Here is the bookmark set:





challenges I am entering my creation in:
Dream Valley Challenges - Die Cuts and Punches 

 Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well.  It has been very warm and humid here.  Today the girls and I plan to meet some friends at the lake.  We are looking forward to it!!!

Before I pack our picnic lunch and prepare to go, however, I wanted to share a card I created.


Yesterday I had to make a sympathy card for my husband's boss and his wife since they found out on Monday that her mother was murdered. How horrible!! I can't stop thinking about them so I had to make a card. I incorporated yesterday's sketch SC397 at  Splitcoast but made a long card and made the circle an oval.
 

The oval image is stamped in brilliant blue and uses Our Daily Bread Designs Bookmark Birds set. The "Praying for You" is from ODBD Mini Tags 2 . The scene stamped on the background is Bird and Butterfly Corners . The grommet is from Stampin Up. The doves are punched using a Martha Stewart Dove Punch. The dies used include: Romantic Rectangles and Petite scalloped and classic ovals.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafting for all Seasons #33 bright colorsScrapbook Sisters -  Things with wings The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - CAS sympathyWaste Not Wednesday -  always "use your forgotten stuff"WordArt Wednesdays -  see site to download word art OR use an encouraging uplifting sentimentCrazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches Shopping Our Stash #63 MonochromaticSweet Stamps  #77 Stamped BackgroundTuesday Alchemy - Bingo*Lollipop Crafts - Monochromatic  The Crafty Pad - Show some MetalPile It On Add Some Metal 

 Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hello friends!  I hope your week is going well!  Mine has been busy after just getting back from a camping trip.  It is so fun to go with family on vacation but there is so much work after the fact...Time to catch up!!!

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 to use scripture on your card or project

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 12th 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 12th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC118.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my  take on the challenge:

For my creation I used one of my favorite verses from Philippians 4:13 available in the Scripture Collection 8 stamp set available at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I also used the dragonflies from Faithful Friend.  I used Neenah White Card Stock, Stampin Up Wild Wasabi Ink, and copics for the dragonflies, May Arts Ribbon and a Spellbinders Antique Frame & Accents set for my frame.  The card is embossed with Cuttlebug Soft Swirls and framed with the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.

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.

I am entering my creation in the following challenges:
 Word Art Wednesday, which is also to use Scripture or any encouraging sentiment, or the free digi they give each week, Craft Your Passion -Anything Goes, Lollipop Crafts - Monochromatic,   Tammy Scrapin Corner -Bling,  The Pink Elephant - Ribbon Galore,  There She Goes - Use a Sentiment as main Focus, Whoopsi Daisy  -Die Cuts and/or Punches Love to Create  Punches and Dies Victorine Originals Bling One Stitch At A Time  White +1Our Creative Corner -  Bling it up Speedy and Friends -#119 Back to Nature Clearly Inspired -Things with WingsTotally Papercrafts – Monochrome Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Emerald faerie garden - bling, Really reasonable ribbon 53: bling with ribbon, 2 sisters- anything goes

 Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,





 

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