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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Happy Thursday friends!! I hope you are all enjoying a good week.  Winter is definitely on it way here in Virginia this week.  The nights are very cool and most mornings we wake up to frost.  The trees have mostly lost their leaves.  It does get you more in the mood for the winter holidays.  Like my dear hubby said, it is hard to put Christmas lights or a tree when it looks like Summer or Fall.

Keeping winter and Christmas in mind, I decided to share a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs that will be released on December 1.....a wide array of GORGEOUS Snowflakes in the Snowflake Background and Sparkling Snowflakes stampsets.




  I decided to make A quick Christmas card!! All it took was dry embossing with my Snowflake folder and Swiss Dots folder from Provocraft, some sewing (to secure the gold glitter paper...doesn't glue very well) and some gold embossing.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!

blessings,



Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope everyone in the USA had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!!  I know I did!! It was a nice quiet weekend that we shared as a family.  Although I am still not able to get around very well due to the muscle pull in my leg, I had the the opportunity to supervise the girls and my dear hubby with the Christmas decorations.  We really did quite a lot done!!!

Anywho...today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs and something to add to my holiday decor!!!

This week's challenge is to Deck the Halls!!  We want to see those ornaments or something hanging on your creation!! 

 I decided to make an ornament and treat box in one.  For this first ornament I used the Ornaments Stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs as well as the Cardinal Ornaments for the sentiment.  The ornament shape is cut out with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament.



Here is a side view:







Here is a side view from the top so you can see the delicious Lindt chocolates!!





Here is a second ornament I created with the Ornaments stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Chickadee Ornaments Stamp set.  This one I added some pearls and gold baubles to.  The image is colored with copics.




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 December 2nd 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!!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope all are doing well.  Soon it will be Thanksgiving!!  I can't believe it is only 2 days away.  Our family is getting together with family we have in Virginia.  I am so thankful to have family near by.  While I miss my parents tremendously I am so thankful for my sister and brother in law and their family and my Aunt and Uncle who have become like parents to me.  What a blessing!!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Christmas is also on it's way.  I am not near ready!!

I think Christmas is such a beautiful time of year not only because we Celebrate Christ's birth but because the ornaments and decorations are just so elegant and beautiful. With that in mind, I wanted to capture that elegance in today's card.  I am sharing this card for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  

This week's challenge is:

 Create a winter holiday card or project. (Christmas or Thanksgiving)



Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Holiday Ornaments 1
Embossing Folders: Sizzix Poinsettia, Provocraft Swiss Dots
Dies: Spellbinders Holiday Tags, Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents
Accessories: lace, Gold embossing powder (for image and for the borders on the card), pearls, gold baubles, white sheer ribbon


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 November 25th 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,


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Loves Rubber Stamps #27 Use RibbonPapertake Weekly -  Ribbon & Pearls
Monday, November 19, 2012
Happy Monday Friends!! I hope all are doing well and had a great weekend!!  I am limited on what I can do since I am still not able to be on my feet.  Nothing like relying on others to run errands or do what I need.  Makes you thankful for the health and strength you so often take for granted.

Anywho....today the team at Our Daily Bread Designs is doing a feature on the Elegant Oval Frames Die and some of the coordinating stamps for this week's Feature Focus at the ODBD blog.

For my creation I used the Elegant Oval dies, the Elegant Oval Frame stamps, and the Cardinal Ornaments to make a Christmas card.  I stamped my frame in real red then cut out the middle with the Petite small and large ovals from Spellbinders.  The cardinal is cut out with copics and was cut out.  (Hint: don't use the 120 lb. cardstock for cutting out images with a lot of fussy/fancy cutting)


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs- Elegant Oval Frames, Cardinal Ornament
Dies: Large and small Petite oval dies, Elegant Oval Die from ODBD, A2 Matting Basics a and b, A-2 Polka Dots, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,  Petite small and large ovals from Spellbinders.
Paper: Neenah White, Read Red
Ink: Black Memento, Real Red, Copics
Accessories: sheer white ribbon, Bow Easy, Swiss Dots Embossing folder



Here are the ODBD products I used:










Thanks for stopping by today!!


I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you!  For more inspiration using the Elegant Ovals dies at ODBD and some of the coordinating stamps, please visit:


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Word Art Wednesday- Anything GoesCorrosive Challenges  Flutter by (wings) Glitter n Sparkle - Lots of Layers Penny Black and More -  Any Die will Do Little Claire's  -ChristmasBloggers - Birds of a Feather
Fairy Tale - EmbossingStamp Man - emboss itJust Keep on Creating -  Christmas The Crafty Pad Christmas Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Happy Hump Day Friends!! Seems like just yesterday that the week was just beginning!!  Time just is flying by.  With that in mind, I decided to make a Christmas card....Christmas is just around the corner.

Christmas feels very magical to me not just because of the baby born on Christmas day that was sent to save the world and the feeling of Hope it gives me but because the warmth and memories many of us treasure.  Christmas brings out the best in people and the spirit of giving.  I don't mean shopping....the crowds and traffic often bring out the worst in people. I mean the hearts who try to do something for others whether it to bring a smile to someone's face or just a helping hand.

Being in Virginia now, I am not sure if I will have a snow filled Christmas that makes me feel warm and cozy inside but I know there are cardinals...one of the treasured pieces of God's nature that I think of at Christmas.  That is one of the many reasons I am loving this Cardinal Ornament stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.





 I just love the reds, olive, and very vanilla color combo!! It is perfect for Christmas.
I had so much fun coloring up the Cardinal Ornament with my copics. The sentiment is from the Turtle Dove Ornament stamp set. The background panel is embossed with the Sizzix Holly embossing folder and sewn on the side edges. The pearl flourishes are from ZVA Creative and the leaf is Spellbinders Foliage.


Thanks for stopping by today!!


I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you!


Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,


challenges I am entering my card in:
Tandastamps - Christmas Stampavie and More  #181 Swirls and Pearls Anything Goes Challenge - #81 Stitching Real Or Faux Clear It Out! -Use Old Supplies Anything Goes  Stash Item- Red Craft Room Challenge - Punches & Die Cuts Crafty Sentiments - Christmas LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings Card Mania -  Embossing Crafty Bloggers Network Crafty Cardmakers -  More than One Punch and/or Die Cut House of Gilli Celebrations Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Totally Stampalicious  Bling  Come and Get It Challenges - Flourishes and Swirls Corrosive Challenges Flutter by (wings)Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings Sunday Stamper Birds That Craft Place Red for Remembrance 2 Sisters - #117 Use your favourite Christmas StampsStampin' For The Weekend  Stitching


Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope everyone is doing well!!  Life has been interesting for me...unfortunately I have been lying low due to a pulled or torn muscle in my upper leg...making walking almost impossible with tremendous pain.  It sure makes crafting interesting.  I have to give a lot of credit to my dear daughter Nicki for this card since she had to go up and down the stairs SEVERAL times to my craft area to get whatever I needed.  Thanks Nicki!!!

Anywho...today I would like to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.


This week's challenge:  
ODBDSLC130 Use gold or silver on your creation.

For my creation I used the Chickadee Ornaments from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

In addition to making this for the Shining the Light challenge, I also cased this card from my dear friend and dt sister, Angie Crockett who was crowned Queen at Splitcoast Stampers!! Congrats Angie!! You are so deserving!!  I changed the stamps used, the dies to frame my image, the papers,the bow, and added embossing.  The image is colored with copics.  I added gold embossing around each layer to frame it.

The photos below are the same photo but with different backgrounds.  Which do you like better?









ODBD Stamps UsedChickadee Ornament


Dies: Grand Labels One, Decorative Labels 1, Classic and Scalloped Circles, and Cheerylynn Fanciful Flourish

Accessories: gold embossing powder, versa mark, , Bow Easy, pearl, May Arts burgundy silk ribbon, Darice Embossing Folder
Paper: Neenah White




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 November 18th 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,


challenges I am entering my card in:

Card Mania  Embossing Crafty Bloggers Network -Christmas Anything Goes Crafty Cardmakers  C15  More than One Punch and/or Die Cut House of Gilli Celebrations Love to Create Fancy Edges The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge Punches/Dies Come and Get It Challenges - Flourishes and Swirls Penny Black and More -  Any Die will Do The Ribbon Girls  Must use ribbon  Add Sparkle (glitter is added-you may need to click on it for a closer look) 2 Sisters - #117 Use your favourite Christmas stamp, Fairy Tale  Embossing  Corrosive Challenges -  Flutter by (wings)Glitter n Sparkle Things with Wings,  
Thursday, November 8, 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 Family! 

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 team's posts 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, November 21st at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Family!


If you came here from Betty'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 or the chance to win.

For my creation I used Mistletoe Tags and the custom tag die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The image is colored with copics and I added burgundy red pearls.




ODBD Stamps used: Mistletoe Tags and the custom tag die from Our Daily Bread Designs
Spellbinders: Classic and Standard Circles (large and small), Botanical SwirlsA2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B,Fleur De Lis Accents
Accessories: Ruffled Ribbon, May Arts Burgundy silk ribbon, Bow Easy

Here is a photo of the stamp and tag used from Our Daily Bread Designs:






Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is the exceptionally talented  Grace
Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Joan's Garden- Red, Green and White



Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hello Friends!!  I hope all are having a wonderful week!! Today is a big day for those in the USA since it is our presidential election.  I continue to pray that God's will be done with our country.  This election more than any, I feel, will determine the future of our nation.  While I know it is in His control and God tells us not to worry cause each day has enough worry of it's own, it does cause me worry.

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

This week's challenge is: 
Winter White- Winter is on it’s way and maybe even some snow- let’s see your all white creations (ODBDSLC129)


For my creation I used The Babe and Christmas Flourished Verses from Our Daily Bread Designs.   The nativity image was so beautiful that I just colored the image with copics, cut it out and framed it with Spellbinders Labels 22 on top of a piece of white cardstock embossed with Provocraft (Cuttlebug) Swiss Dots. I did not want design paper to detract from the image or take away from the softness of it so I mounted the framed image on a piece of white cardstock (Neehan Solar White) that was embossed with the Sizzix Plaid folder. The sentiment from Christmas Flourished Verses is framed with Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Fancy Tags 2. 




Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: 
Christmas Flourished VersesThe Babe
Paper: Neenah Solar White (110 lbs)
Accessories: Sizzix Plaid Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Spellbinders-Labels 22, Petite Ovals, Fancy Tags 2, White sheer Ribbon, 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.  You have until November 11th 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,


challenges I am entering my card in:
Card Mania -  Embossing
Crafty Bloggers Network Christmas Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas
Squigglefly -Ribbon & Bows
Catered Crop -  Use negative spaces from Die, Punche, Cutting Machine 
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Dimensions 
That Craft Place Tic Tac Toe* 
2 Sisters - #116 Pastel Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge -  #58 Polka dots/spots- embossing behind circle image
Crafty Ann's -  Christmas
Crafty Catz - Add texture 
Delicious Doodles - Embossing
Stamp Man - emboss it


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