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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hello all!! I am just popping in for a small post.  I am still under the weather and really had more fun making a smaller project today with a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs- Perfect Gift stamp set and Oh Christmas Tree Carol.  So I made a gift box and a set of gift tags!!  How fun and simple!!  I decided to go with non-traditional colors.  These would be perfect for my dear daughter who loves pink!!!

The first is my gift box which I altered.  I stamped the Oh Christmas Tree Carol in all directions, masking as I went to create a shabby or vintage flair.  I then antiqued the sides with Vintage distress ink from Tim Holtz. The tag is created with the sentiment and gifts from the Perfect Gift set from ODBD to be released on Monday, October 1.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Tree Carol, Perfect Gift

Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Tree Carol, Perfect Gift

The next project is a set of tags I created using the sneak peek Perfect Gift from Our Daily Bread Designs.  They are so fun and easy.  The colors are pink pirouette and pear pizaaz from Stampin Up.  I also added gold glitter paper to one of them.  The fun part is that they can be any color to compliment a gift!!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect Gift

Our Daily Bread Designs,  Perfect Gift

Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect Gift

Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect Gift




Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creations!!  
Have a blessed Day!!!  Enjoy your weekend!!

hugs and blessings,
Challenges I am entering my project in:
Do You Stack Up?  Scallops
Totally Papercrafts – Pretty Pastels
Stampin With The Dragon - Music   
Craftymess  Distressed, aged
Stampin' Royalty   #143 die cuts
Penny Black and More  Early Christmas Makes
No Matter Which Challenges Die Cuts and/or Punches 
Thursday, September 27, 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 The Blessings Collection! 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, October 10th at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of The Blessings Collection!

If you came here from Grace's blog you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at the beginning here at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any inspiration of the chance to win.

For my creation I used the Seeds stamp set full of inspirational quotes!!  My background is created with the Happy Fall stamp set.  I stamped the single sunflower in each of the four corners and then cut out a recessed window and stamped another sunflower.  The images are colored with copics.





Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used:  Seeds, Happy Fall
Dies: Grand Labels One, Decorative Labels 1,  Fancy Framed Tags One, Scalloped Circles, Classic Circles
Accessories:  pearls, copics




Here are the sets used for my card:







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
Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hello Friends!!  Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and week!! The weather here in Virginia has been BEAUTIFUL!! I just love fall!!!  Unfortunately I have caught a nasty cold/virus.  I lose my voice quite often, my ears are plugged as is my nose, I am hacking my brains out....all that fun stuff.  I hope it runs its course quickly!!!  It can be worse, however.....I am not complaining.  This too shall pass......

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Since it is September and Christmas is around the corner, I thought I would make a Christmas card.  This week's challenge is something musical.  

I had a lot of fun embossing a musical background with my Provocraft Allegra embossing folder.  The tag ornament is created with Our Daily Bread Designs Holiday Ornaments and is cut out with the Spellbinders Holiday Tags (which coordinate Perfectly with the ODBD Holiday ornaments).  The tag is outlined with a gold metallic marker.  The greenery is created with a Martha Stewart Twig punch.  The border on the horizontal panel is the Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents cut in half.


Card Recipe
Our Daily Bread Designs StampsHoliday Ornaments 
Paper: Very Vanilladies: Spellbinders-Holiday Tags, Floral Doily Accents
Punches- Martha Stewart fern punch
Accessories: Allegra Music Embossing Folder (Provocraft), bells, lace, gold cording, dark pink ribbon, glitter, metallic gold pen, pearls

Items from Our Daily Bread Designs used:




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.  You have until October 7th to join us.  This week's challenge will last two weeks...giving you more time to participate.  You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!
 I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,







Crafty Cardmakers Stitching & Lace , Fashionista Challenge  Christmas Kaboodle Doodles - Stitching Marker POP Challenge  Color Something Paper Playtime Punches + sentiment No Matter Which Challenges Die Cuts and/or Punches Penny Black and More Early Christmas Makes The Crafty Pad  Inspired by a Song  Deck the Halls The Ribbon Girls  Colour Inspiration* Pink, Green The Squirrel & the Fox  Celebrate the Occasion One Stitch At A Time  BINGO* Sentiment, lace, die cut Allsorts Inspired by a Song (Deck the Halls) Just Keep on Creating ChristmasThe Crafter's Cafe Challenge Stitching (real or faux) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas – Stitching
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hello Friends!! I hope all are doing well!!  The weather has drastically changed to more like fall here in Virginia.  It has been rainy lately but so much cooler!!  With fall on it's way, I decided to give a last hurrah so to speak to summer with a more like summer card (at least the colors resemble summer).  

I created this card for Judy's Rolled Flowers challenge (TLC395). It has been a while since I have made rolled flowers so I thought it would be fun to play along today!!

The flowers were made with stitched grosgrain ribbon. The leaves and flourishes were made with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and Flourish Accents. 

All stamps are from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD). The background is the Vine Background embossed in white and inked with Bliss Blue. The verse is from Scripture Series 3 . The flowers on the sentiment panel are from the Be Joyful stamp set.

I cut the base with the Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8. The verse is cut with the Antique Frames die from Spellbinders.


I find this verse to be a real comfort especially in the tough times.  It seems as of late, that I have so many friends and family facing trials and hard times.  I hope this verse gives them comfort as well.



Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Scripture Series 3Be JoyfulVine Borders
Dies: Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Labels 8, Bitty Blossoms, Flourish Accents, Antique Frames
Accessories: pearls, stitched Grosgrain, Bliss Blue ink from SU, White Embossing Powder

challenges I am entering my card in:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  Anything but square
WordArt Wednesdays  see site to download word art OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty  #94 Shaped Cards 
Loves Rubber Stamps #18 Make your own background
Sassy Cheryl's  #133 Die Cuts
Twist Of Faith Card Challenges  Must include an inspirational sentiment or scripture - #3 In The Garden
Lollipop Crafts 2 different punches or dies 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking!! 



Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,


Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Happy Hump Day Friends!! It has been a while since I posted on Wednesday and could say that.  I hope all is well for you all!!  Today it looks like the sun is trying to peek out and the rain has ceased...at least for now.

Today I would like to share a card I made for a Splitcoast Stampers Challenge this week.  The challenge was to use markers in a way other than coloring.  I used the Misting with Markers technique on my background ( it misted or got wetter than I would have liked but it created a fun background) and water coloring with markers for my image. I wanted to make a masculine thinking of you card for a friend, recently diagnosed with Cancer of the Liver. I hope it in some way encourages him.




Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Soft Suede, Neenah White, Watercolor paper Baja Breeze
Dies: Spellbinders: Labels 17 Labels 13, Labels 22, Labels 18, 
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep Climbing as well as Vine Background 


Thanks for stopping by!! I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,



challenges I am entering my creation in:
Divas by Design #53 Lots of LayersDude Time Doodles  SentimentLoves Rubber Stamps #18 Make your own backgroundSassy Cheryl's  #133 Die CutsEureka Stamps Autumn Colors Paper Pretties Use Ribbon Craft a Scene must include a Scene  Trees, Trees, TreesNo Matter Which Challenges Die Cuts and/or PunchesScrapper`s DelightsPaper Crafts Make your own backing papersRaise The Bar – Anything with Wings Paper Crafting Journey Use a sentiment on your card


Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and week!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Since it is September and Christmas is around the corner, I thought I would make a Christmas card.  This week's challenge is to stamp your own background.  I had a blast embossing the Poinsettia background from ODBD in gold and coloring with copics.  Unfortunately, I had to be very careful when blending and coloring, however, that I did not remove the embossing.  The sentiment is from the ODBD Ornaments 2 stamp set.

One of my layers is embossed with the Poinsettia embossing folder from Sizzix.  The background I created is framed with the fun and beautiful Decorative Labels 1!!  I Love it!!  The card base itself is cut out with the Grand Labels 1

Which do you like better?






Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used:  Ornaments 2Poinsettia Background
Dies: Grand Labels One, Decorative Labels 1, Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals
Accessories: gold embossing powder, versa mark, Sizzix Poinsettia folder, Bow Easy, pearl


Here are the sets used for my card:




Here are the dies used from Spellbinders:
Decorative Labels One
Grand Labels One
Floral Ovals
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.  You have until September 23rd to join us.  You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!
 I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,









Fashionista Challenge  -  Christmas with bonus blog hop Lollipop Crafts 2 different punches or dies CheeryLynn Designs  Frame ItPaper Pretties Use Ribbon The Cutie Pie Challenge -  Shaped CardsCraft Your Passion - BINGO* Emboss, pink, flowersThe Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration* -  pink & green and flowersChallenges 4 EverybodyAnything Goes Dream Valley Challenges  CelebrationsGingerloft EmbossingScrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts Make your own backing papersSunday Stamper RibbonsThe Ribbon GirlsColour Inspiration* Pink, GreenInspire Me Fridays – Always Anything GoesStampin' For The Weekend starting Christmas earlyForever Friends  RibbonPaper Crafting Journey  Use a sentiment on your card


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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hello all!! I have been away for the past couple of weeks and unable to create or join in any challenges.  Since I needed to make a thinking of you card for one of my best friends who just found out her Mom has Liver Cancer and has only a few months left to live, I used yesterday's sketch at Splitcoast. I hope this is somewhat soothing. I am praying for her in these difficult days.



For my image I used Lilac from the Garden Collection at Our Daily Bread Designs . The background is embossed in Vine Background . While I wanted to add a sentiment, I could not find the right one which would fit in the sketch. The vines are Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourishes. The lattice strip is created with a Martha Stewart punch.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs -  Borders & EdgersMy Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge -  Anything goesForever Friends RibbonShelly's Images  Anything goes)Whimsy Inspiration  anything goes Papelitos Stamps #11 Anything GoesKaboodle Doodles - FlowersLove to Create  Ribbon or TwineMyGrafico  SummerTotally Stampalicious  Ribbon Craft Your Passion - Blast from the past - choose a previous challenge theme (Challenge # 106 Die cuts and punches)Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Lots of BlingNo Matter Which Challenges  Die Cuts and/or PunchesScrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts -Make your own backing papers The Ribbon Girls  Pearls 



Thanks for looking!!



Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hello Friends!!  Before moving into our new home, I had made a few heart gift boxes and shared them here. I had several requests from my blog viewers asking for a tutorial on how to make them but just did not have the time then.  So today.....several months later....I have a tutorial on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog here.  This heart box uses the new Be Joyful stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I made it for a dear friend who has been a real blessing since we moved here.




Recipe:

 Bo Bunny - Home and SEI dp. 
 Our Daily Bread Designs- Be Joyful stamp set
 copics (Booo, Boo,  Bo1, Bo2, Bo4, YG91, YG93, G94)
 Gold Flowersoft  and Flowersoft glue
-Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Hearts (you will need the largest classic and scalloped dies for the actual box...I used several for decorating as well)


Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! You can find the tutorial and details on how to make this  at the Our Daily Bread Designs blog here.


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,



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