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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Happy Hump Day Friends!!  I hope you are enjoying the day as much as I am with the gorgeous weather!!  It is in the mid fifties here!  The sun is out which is a welcome change from the rainy, gloomy day yesterday!  It is amazing how the weather effects your attitude and your energy level.

Today I am popping in to share another sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs: Baking Gift Tags to be released from Our Daily Bread Designs on March 1. My card uses a sketch from Splitcoast.  



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Baking Gift Tags
Dies: Spellbinders Decorative Labels One, Labels One, Decorative Labels 27
Embossing folders: Provocraft Soft Swirls, Provocraft Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

I hope you are having a great  week! Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.

blessings,

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you are all doing well!! Today I am popping in to share a creation I made for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  
Our challenge is a fun but yet challenging one:  Use black and white/cream and no other colors.  

For my creation I used a sneak peek of the Happy Marriage Recipe and the Recipe Card Die to be release on Friday.  I always think of black/cream or white as elegant.

I was unsure of which photo I liked better so I am putting both up.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Happy Marriage Recipe, ODBD Recipe and Tag die


Our Daily Bread Designs, Happy Marriage Recipe, ODBD Recipe and Tag die
Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Happy Marriage Recipe from Our Daily Bread Designs (sneak peek to be released on Friday March 1
ODBD Dies: Sneak peek of Recipe Card and Tags die from ODBD (released on Friday)
Dies: Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: pearls, lace, seam binding

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 February 24th 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.


 We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!!  We can't wait to see your creation!!

I hope you are having a great beginning to your week and that more blessings are bestowed on you in this coming week!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.

blessings,


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Die Cuttin' Divas  must include a Die-cut - #104 Tic Tac Toe* (Black and white, gems, flowers,)
Word Art Wednesday- Anything goes (scripture or inspirational)
Monday, February 25, 2013
Happy Monday Friends!! Today starts the beginning of a new week!!  I hope you are all blessed!!  Yesterday our entire family was baptized.  It was a once in a lifetime experience that we all will treasure.
It was also nice to spend the day after church with our family.  What a great start to a new week!!

Today I have two cards to share with you that I made for the month of February's Our Daily Bread Designs release that I have not yet had a chance to post....

The first is one I made with Earth's Gladdest Day from Our Daily Bread Designs.  While it is CAS, the image and sentiment make me happy as I think of Easter and Spring approaching.



My second creation  I used My Mind's Eye Lost and Found- Blush and Our Daily Bread Designs Chalkboard Birthday and Thank You . The ribbon is May Arts mauve silk ribbon.





I hope you are having a great beginning to your week and that more blessings are bestowed on you in this coming week!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.

blessings,


Friday, February 22, 2013
Happy Friday All!! I am so happy for the weekend and that this weekend I get to have time with my dear hubby.  After him being laid off and being home all the time for almost three months, I became used to it and I so missed him this last week.  He had many very long days at work.  Tomorrow it will feel like we are back to normal...at least for the weekend!!  I am so happy though that he has found work and that he is happy!! God is good!!!

Here in Virginia, many schools have been closed and others have 2 hour delays due to ice.  Where is Spring?  Will it be here soon...it is here with me in my creations and mind.  LOL!!

For today's card, I used Our Daily Bread Designs Let The Earth Rejoice Earth's Gladdest Day crocheted border , and Chalkboard- hymns to make a springy card. The Designer paper is my Mind's Eye.






I hope you have a blessed weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.

blessings,


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Welcome to the North Coast Creations Blog Hop! We are so pleased to announce the official grand opening of the new website  North Coast Creation's new product line focuses on cute, vintage and whimsical stamps, created by our team of artists and graphic designers.  This is a way for us to express our creative and artistic abilities in a new and fun way!!
We will be updating our library regularly so check back often to see what is new! 
You can sign up for our emails on our website! (www.northcoastcreations)
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If you came here from Sabrina's amazing blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start at the beginning (the NCC blog ) so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way.

Now...on to the Blog Hop details!
  • The Blog Hop will run from 8:00am EST February 20 - February 22 8:00pm EST
  • Winners will be announced Feb 23 on the NCC Blog
  • There will be Three prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates for stamps at the NCC Store!
  • Hop to each designer, leave a comment for each one, and return to the NCC Blog to let us know you completed the hop!
  • Let us know in that comment which stamp from the store is your favorite! 

Now on to my creation using the fun images from North Coast Creations...

My 1st creation uses the adorable Christmas Lights Maxwell:

North Coast Creations, Christmas Lights Maxwell

Here is a photo of the stamp set used:

North Coast Creations, Christmas Lights Maxwell

My second creation uses Flower Basket Harriet:

North Coast Creations, Flower basket Harriet


Here is a photo of the stamp itself.

North Coast Creations, Flower basket Harriet

Thanks for stopping by, I hope in some way you are inspired by my creation and enjoy all the fun images from North Coast Creations!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is the sweet and talented Dawn.

blessings,


Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hello Friends!! I don't know about you but boy am I ready for Spring!! The temperature here has been unseasonably COLD!!  Yesterday we woke up to 9 degrees...now in NY I expected that but not here in VA!!


Today I am popping in to share a card for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  We are thinking warm and Spring!!!

This week's challenge is:
Make and Easter Card or Project!!


I decided to make a card that was not too frilly for a couple rather than just plain feminine.  I used darker masculine colors but still added a couple flourishes and a bow.  I just love this little lamb from The Shepherd!!  I colored him with copics and sponged the background.  The lamb is framed with ODBD's Elegant Ovals.

The shape of the card uses Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles as does the inner  framing.  The inside of that frame was cut out and lattice was adhered on the inside using Spellbinders Lattice . Behind the lattice an old olive panel. The bow is Mauve May Arts Silk ribbon.  The flourishes are created using Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish.

Our Daily Bread Designs, The Shepherd, Chris Olsen


Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: The Shepherd
ODBD Dies Used:  Elegant Oval Dies
Dies:  Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders Lattice, Spellbinders Banners, Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish
Accessories:  The bow is Mauve May Arts Silk ribbon tied with the bow easy.




Our Daily Bread Designs, The Shepherd


I also made this card, When I think of how Jesus died for me, I think of the Song Amazing Grace!!


I used this month's ODBD release Chalkboard- Amazing Grace . The paper is from Echo Park Vintage Collection. The border is created with Spellbinders Parisian Accents.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Chalkboard- Amazing Grace, Chris Olsen
Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps UsedChalkboard- Amazing Grace
Dies:  Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Paper: Echo Park Vintage Collection
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Green Seam Binding, Black 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 February 24th 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.


 We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!!  We can't wait to see your creation!!

I hope you are having a great beginning to your week and that more blessings are bestowed on you in this coming week!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I would love you to leave a comment so I knew you were here.

blessings,



Friday, February 15, 2013
Happy Friday All!! I hope all are well!!

Today is another beautiful day here in Virginia....a tad hit cooler but the sun is shining!!  I am so in the mood for spring and the budding trees and flowers.  With that in mind, I had to share an Easter creation!!

For my card I used Our Daily Bread Designs: The Shepherd and Earth's Gladdest Day from Our Daily Bread Design's which will be released on Friday, February 1.

I also used a few embossing folders for some added texture from Darice and Stampin Up. The shape of the card uses the labels 23 die from Spellbinders.  The border die on the strip uses Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents

our daily bread designs, the shepherd, Earth's Gladdest Day, Chris Olsen
Card Recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs: The Shepherd and Earth's Gladdest Day
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 23 and Floral Doily Accents, Classic and Scalloped Rectangles
Accessories: Darice and Stampin Up Embossing folders, May Arts Silk Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day and a blessed weekend!!

hugs and blessings,


Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes/ God's Love
Cutie Pie Challenge - Pretty Pastels
Paper Playtime - Use a Sentiment Stamp
Crafty Cardmakers  Flower(s) as main focus
Scrappy Frogs -  Red and/or Pink

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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 God's Love! 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 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, February 27th, at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of God's Love!

If you came here from Connie'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 Fellowship Sentiments and Antique Label Designs from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The Antique Label Designs are cut out with the Antique Label and Border die.


Chris Olsen, our daily bread designs, fellowship sentiments, antique label designs


The shape of the card uses Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles as does the inner soft suede framing.  The inside of that frame was cut out and lattice was adhered on the inside using Spellbinders Lattice .  The bow is Mauve May Arts Silk ribbon.  The flourishes are created using Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish.

The inside reads:
"God loves you and so do I."

Here are the sets and dies used from ODBD:


Our Daily Bread Designs, Fellowship Sentiments


our daily bread designs, antique label designs

our daily bread designs, antique labels and border die

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 Sabrina.

blessings,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello Friends!! I hope you all are doing well!! We are doing amazing!!! 

SCOTT HAS A JOB!!! God is so good!!!! Scott was offered a job at Moore's Electrical and Mechanical yesterday!!! After almost 3 months of being unemployed.... he begins working again on Thursday!!  Thanks to so many for their uplifting comments, emails, and prayers!!  Your thoughtfulness and help have been so appreciated!!!! We have really felt the prayers and knew that God was in control!!

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

This week's challenge is:
Use an animal on your creation. It can include birds. It does not have to be the image, it can be on an embellishment or on designer paper as well.

Here is my creation!!!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I wanted to make a special Valentine and thank you for a very close of friend here in Appomattox who has really been an awesome friend since we moved here.  I hope this card just gives her a little idea of how much I appreciate her.  I can't mention any names...just in case she sees this.  LOL!

For my card, I used the darling Little Girls silhouette and sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Little girls


Card Recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Little Girls
Paper: gingham dp, Neenah White
Accessories: Spellbinders: Classic Ovals, Fancy Labels 27, Marvelous Squares, Labels 1 (Grand), Floral Doily Accents
Darice Embossing folder, May Arts Mauve Silk ribbon, pearls

Here is a photo of the set:



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 February 10th 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.


Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!!  We can't wait to see your creation!!

blessings,


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes (this site has free scripture to download!!)Celebrate the Occasion #99 Valentine Anything GoesCrafty Sentiments Valentine'sCrazy Amigo Challenge ValentineLadybug Crafts Ink TLT ChallengeThink Pink Loves Rubber Stamps - All About LoveRibbonCarousel Challenge  Love Is In The AirCraft Your Passion  My ValentineCreative Stamp Friends Hearts/Valentine's DayForever Friends -  Animals and/or Butterflies and/or BirdsHouse of Gilli -  Anything goes with pink and blingLexi's Creations -  Valentine / LoveKaboodle Doodles - ValentinesIncy Wincy Designs -TextureCreative Inspirations Paint Valentine`s Day Dream Valley Challenges -  ValentinesNo Matter Which Challenges  Ribbons and Bows

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