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Monday, December 24, 2012
Happy Monday All!! I can't believe Christmas is tomorrow!!!  What a wondrous time of year to celebrate Christ's birth!!  I want to begin by wishing you all a Merry Christmas.  May the joy and peace of the miraculous birth of a Savior be with you today and throughout the New Year!!!

Since the Shining the Light challenge is usually on Tuesdays and Christmas is today, we as a team decided to post a day early!!

This challenge will last two weeks.  The challenge is:

Anything goes but you must use Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps!!

For my creation, I decided to make a thank you card that can be given after Christmas.  For my card I used Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Bookmarks cut out with the customized Bookmark dies Mini Tags 2 , and Sparkling Snowflakes cut out with the Customized Snowflake dies . The embossing folder is from the Winter Wonderland Embossing (Provocraft).

Our Daily Bread Designs, Snowflake Bookmarks , Mini Tags 2 ,Sparkling Snowflakes, Snowflake dies, Bookmark dies
Card Recipe:

Dies used: Customized Snowflake diesBookmark dies
Accessories: White Wrinkled Ribbon, Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland Embossing Pack, Navy 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 Jauary 7 to join us.   Remember this is an Anything Goes with Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps.  Anyone has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps. We would love to see your creations.  

Before signing off, I would like to thank two good friends for being a part of our Challenge team: Jan Keen and Rosemary Dennis!!  They will not be a part of our team in the New Year!!  You ladies will certainly be missed!! Your creations and love for the Lord have been an inspiration to me.  This is not good bye but see you in blogland and at Splitcoast!!  God Bless!!!



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!!!  Merry Christmas!!!


hugs and blessings,

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hi All!! I hope everyone is ready for the holidays.  I am still scurrying around trying to finish up the Christmas preparations.  I thank God for my time in Church and all the wonderful Christmas activities that help me to reflect on the Savior's birth.  It is so easy to get caught up in the holiday traditions and leave the true meaning of Christmas on the back burner.  Thanks be to God for the best Christmas present ever...His Son.

Today I want to share a card I made as a Thank you for some dear people in my life who have blessed us with their Christmas love.



I made this card for Friday's F4148 Simply Thank You and this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge which is to use snowflakes. I used the stamp sets Small Snowflake Background ,Sparkling Snowflakes , and Mini Tags 2 Stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. The snowflakes are cut out with the Customized Snowflake die only available at ODBD. The "thank you" sentiment and frame around it were cut out with the Ribbon Tag Trio Three dies from Spellbinders. 

The images were stamped in Night of Navy craft ink and embossed in Kaleidoscope Glittery Embossing powder.

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:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge -2W, Must use stamp- (1st week) Blue Christmas/Winter (ends 5th Jan 2013)
Creative Inspirations Paint - 1E, SIO Merry Christmas
Gingerloft - 2W - (2nd week) Christmas or Winter (ends 13th Jan 2013 (!!!))
Glitter n Sparkle - Christmas/New Year or Use a Digi
Platypus Creek Digitals - 2W, SIO (freebie available) - (2nd week) Anything Christmas (Last challenge for 2012) (ends 29th Dec)
Quirky Crafts - 2W - (2nd week) Last Minute Christmas (ends 29th Dec)
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - (1st week) Snowy Christmas (ends 20th Jan 2013 (!!!)
Thursday, December 20, 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 Best Sellers! 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, January 2nd, at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of ODBD Best Sellers!

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

For my creation, I used the Best Seller Scripture Collection 3 and Flower Border.  With my dear hubby being laid off a couple of weeks ago and no employment yet on the horizon, the verse I chose is especially near and dear to my heart.  It is the tough times that we need to realize that God is in control.

The card I created is a case of my dear friend Grace's Friend's Quilt.  I changed the colors, added stitching and added some of my own Chris touches.

The Flower Border was cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 18 which is a perfect fit!!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flower Border, Scripture Collection 3
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 18, Classic Squares, Fancy Tags 3
Paper: K and Co. Christmas, Basic Grey
Ribbon: May Arts Black Silk

Here are the pictures of the stamps and compatible dies used available at Our Daily Bread Designs:






Thanks for stopping by, I hope in some way you are inspired by my creation!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is sweet Lisa.

blessings,



Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Happy Tuesday Friends!! 

I hope all are doing well and are well on their way to being prepared for Christmas.  I am still working on Christmas cards.  We have been enjoying a lot of singing and programs at church for the holidays.  It is so fun to see all the activities focusing on the Savior's birth!! What a time of rejoicing!!

Today I would like to share a card that I made for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs which is to include snow or snowflakes.

The card is created using the Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Snowflake Background, Snowflake SentimentsSparkling Snowflake.

  The white background is dry embossed with a snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug's Winter Wonderland Collection.  

The other layers were created using the Snowflake Background embossed on white with Night of Navy Craft ink and Kaleidoscope embossing powder and Kaleidoscope embossing powder on white. 

The sentiment is from the  Snowflake Sentiments (from ODBD).

The snowflakes themselves themselves were created with Sparkling Snowflakes (from ODBD) embossed in white on hard recycled plastic and cut out by hand. The pearls are ZVA Creative.


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Background, Snowflake SentimentsSparkling Snowflake.
Accessories: plastic from cover of embossing folder pack (recycled), Kaleidoscope embossing powder, white and navy ink, ZVA Creative Pearls, ruffled ribbon, navy lace
Embossing Folder: snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug's Winter Wonderland Collection.  
Dies and Punches:  Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Classic ovals, Ms Snowflake punch

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 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,





Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I am so sorry for taking so long to post any of my creations.  This week has been both a joyful and stressful week.  Just this past Monday, my dear hubby found out he was laid off from his job.  After just moving here 8 months ago, it is very frightening.  Since I don't have a job either, it really adds to the stress.  Thankfully we know that is in control!!!  He knows our needs and we can go to Him in prayer.  I know He will provide if we Wait on Him.  With this news, this meant that we not only had to prepare for the Holiday Tour at Our House on Sunday but also to begin putting applications out.

The tour was fun and a real success!!  I hope to share photos of a few of our decorations in our new home tomorrow or Thursday.


Today I would like to share a card that I made for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs which is to use the letters from the word NOEL. 


 For my creation I used: N- Navy and Nestabilities, O-Oval, E-Embossing, L- Layers 

The image is stamped in craft or pigment ink and then embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder.




Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Away in a Manger
Dies: Spellbinders Oval (Petite scalloped and classic). A2 Dots
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon White, Navy ink, Kaleidoscope embossing powder

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 16th 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,


verse of the day that pertains to my life today:
Psalm 46:10  Be Still and Know that I am God.

How amazing and wonderful that I can know that He is there to see me through the day and meet my needs.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge #38 Christmas Clear It Out!  Challenge - Christmas  Deep Ocean Challenge  #40 Christmas LEJ Designs #33 Sentimental Top Tip Tuesday #91 Christmas Twisted Tuesday -  Challenge: Multiples of Something Twist: Use Stitching (multiple people and notes) Use It Tuesdays -  All About Christmas (hoarded ribbon---boohoo now I need to find more!)Craft Your Passion Stitching Crafty Boots  Christmas Cupcake Craft - Merry Christmas Forever Friends -  Christmas Cards Hooked on Craft  Christmas  Lollipop Crafts Happy Holidays The Crazy Challenge  Christmas Time Victorine Originals  Non-Traditional Christmas Christmas Card Challenges Die Cuts Dream Valley Challenges -Christmas PanPastel UK Challenge Song/Carol Title- GloriaRobyn`s Fetish - Christmas CardsThe Ribbon Girls  Christmas ProjectsLittle Claire's ChristmasMy time to craft - W - #199 None Traditional Christmas Colors  Word Art Wednesday- giving 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012



Hello Friends!! I hope everyone is enjoying their week!!  We are still decorating for the holidays.  What is sad is all the work we do put it up, it must also come back down.....what a bummer!!  I really enjoy all the lights and decorations!!

Today I have another fun winter card to share with you today using the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge sketch!!  I made it to match my ornament from yesterday.  I wanted to achieve a shabby chic feel.



Dies: ODBD Snowflakes, Scalloped and classic Circles from Spellbinders
Paper: Cosmo Cricket- Mitten Weather, kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Sky, Memento Black, Versa Mark
Accessories: Pearls, Lace, ribbon, gold embossing powder, sewing machine
Embossing folder: Provo Craft Winter Wonderland-Snowflake

Here is the sketch:



Here is the ornament I posted yesterday:
It includes a tutorial which can be found here.




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 9th 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:
So Artful Challenge -  Winter Colours 
Sugar Creek Hollow  - Vintage, Shabby Chic or Primitive  -  #40 Distressing
Sweet Stampin -  Snowflakes and Ribbons 
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vintage
Bloggers -  All Stitched up
Card Makin' Mamas   Silver and/or Gold
Fun with Shapes & More -  must include die cut/punch Anything But Christmas
Shopping Our Stash Snow/Winter Theme
Eureka Stamps - Winter Wonderland 
Kaboodle Doodles - Use Circles
Squigglefly -Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 3, 2012



Hello Friends!! I hope you all have had a great weekend!! Sorry that I am posting  so late today but I ran out of time writing a tutorial for my viewers.  I had several requests for a tutorial on how to make the Ornament treat box I posted last week.


  So today I wanted to share how I made it but instead of using the ODBD ornament, I used the new release Sparkling Snowflake and ODBD Snowflake Custom die.  At each step, I have also left the dimension for the box I created for the ornament I already posted in italics and parenthesis).  I hope you enjoy it.

For this ornament I used:
Fiskars cutter and scoring blade
1/4 inch scoretape
Vanilla Cardstock
Sky Blue cardstock (optional)
thick plastic recycled from Cuttlebug folder packaging
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder from Winter Wonderland- pictured below (optional)
Baja Breeze, Sky Blue, and Versa Mark ink
Sparkling Snowflake stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs
Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Snowflake die manufactured by Spellbinders



Step 1:  Design your snowflake or ornament the way you would like.  Make 2 since there is two right sides on your  Snowflake Ornament treat box.  (Same for the ornament treat box)

If you are using the ODBD Snowflake dies, I noticed the Cuttlebug embossing folder almost has an exact fit for the largest within the folder.









Step 2:  Cut a 2 inch by 6 inch strip of vanilla paper and 2 squares that are a 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch (cut a 2 1/4 by 5 1/4 piece of card stock and 2 squares that are 1 3/4 by 1 3/4 for the Ornament box)





Step 3:  Score a 1/4 inch line going lengthwise one each side. (same for the Ornament box)


Step 4: Turn the strip and score a line horizontally every 1 1/2 inches (Same for the Ornament box but score a line every 1 3/4 inches)




Step 5:  Cut slits from the edge on the scored lines like pictured below (same for the Ornaments treat box)


Step 6:  Put 1/4 inch pieces of score tape on each corner of the box as pictured below. Repeat on both sides.  Fold up sides and adhere. (same for the Ornaments treat box)




Step 7: After 2 sides and the bottom are adhered, put score tape on the edges so you can eventually finish the other 2 sides. (same for the Ornaments treat box)




Step 8:  Adhere the pre-cut Squares to the box.  (same for the Ornaments treat box)



 This is what it looks like when it is adhered.


Step 9: Put 2 strips 1 1/2 inches of score tape on each side of an 8 inch piece of ribbon for the handle or hanger. (same for the Ornaments treat box except put two strips of 1 3/4 strips score tape on a piece of 8 1/2 inch ribbon)




Step 10: Adhere ribbon in the middle of the box starting on the bottom inside (same for the Ornaments treat box)



Step 11:  Adhere your snowflake sides to both sides of the box making sure the ribbon is on the sides so it hangs straight. (same for the Ornaments treat box but use the ornament) The picture only shows one side but you need to do both sides making sure they match up.




Add Lindt chocolate and embellish as desired!!!




Here is my completed ornament:




Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation. .....and maybe even decide you would like to try my tutorial.  It is very fun and easy to create and it is a great little something with a wow factor.  Tomorrow I will share a matching card.


 Have a blessed day!!

blessings,


challenges I entering my creation in:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Christmas TimeEclectic Ellapu -  Santa Paws and/or Snow Flakes  Sunny Challenges   Snowflakes The Cupboard Trilogy  Frosty WinterUnique Crafters Challenge -  Christmas Visible Image Monthly Challenge  ChristmasMake it Monday- Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenges  Winter Cupcake Craftroom  Anything for ChristmasLadybug Crafts  Christmas Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Christmas or winter Sparkles Forum Challenges  Christmas is coming Dream Valley Challenges Non-Traditional Christmas Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - Non-Traditional Christmas The Ribbon Girls  Christmas Projects The Squirrel & the Fox  Summer or Winter 2 Sisters - #120 Christmas Sparkle (the snowflake on the front is embossed with sparkly holographic glitter) Challenge Up Your Life - 1st Snow  Hiding in my Craft Room Blue & White Little Claire's  Christmas Sweet Stampin Snowflakes and Ribbons 

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