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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Happy Tuesday!! I hope all is well with you all!!  Life has been busy but great!!  My parents have been visiting for the past week and we have been having a great time together.  Unfortunately they leave today.  I will truly miss having them here!!!!  I am so blessed to have such special parents and I thank God for the time we have had together. Now...I get to look forward to the next time.

Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek of two stamp sets: Fishing and The Waves on the Sea, to be released tomorrow at Our Daily Bread Designs, and this week's Shining the Light challenge which is to Needle it!!!

The dp I used is some new My Mind's Eye paper I bought from Michaels. The borders on my image/sentiment panel is cut with the Spellbinders On the Edge dies.  Instead of sewing I decided to pierce...making it more masculine.


Our Daily Bread Designs, The waves on the Sea, Fishing, Chris Olsen



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 May 5th to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  

hugs,

challenges I am entering:
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goes, Crafty Sentiments- the letter b- birds, blue, black DRS Designs Pastels Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Layer it Up Sugar Creek Hollow  - Numbers and Letters Great Impressions - Pastel Colours and/or Polka Dots Dream Valley Challenges  Things with Wings Bearly Mine Challenges #84 Anything Goes LEJ Designs #51 Anything Goes Artistic Inspirations -  Lots of Layers 
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Happy Thursday Friends!! I hope all is well with you all!!  I am blessed to have my parents here for a vist!!  Life has been busy but fun!!!  I am so cherishing the time we are spending together!!!

Today I would like to pop in share a card I created.

I just had to break away from my more feminine cards to make a masculine birthday card for my dear hubby's birthday next week. Hopefully he likes it....


Our Daily Bread  Designs, the Waves on the Sea, The Mighty Sea, Fishing Net Background, Chris Olsen





For my card I used Waves on the Sea and Fishing Net Background to be released on May 1 from Our Daily Bread Designs as well as The Mighty Sea 

The background is embossed with SU basket weave. For some added texture, I added burlap.  The top of the banner panel is embossed with soft swirls from Provocraft.


I hope you are inspired by my creation!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great day!! Thanks to all who leave comments, I so enjoy your kind words.  They make my day!!

blessings,


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Stampavie and More -192 Lots of diecuts
Cards und More #80 Scene Stamps 
Loves Rubber Stamps  #49 The Great Outdoors
Tuesday Throwdown #144 Make Your Own Backgrounds
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes, 
Nutcrafters -  Anything goes

Make it Monday- anything goes

Addicted to Rubber Stamps- Make your Mark
Sisterhood of Crafters- Free for all!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are doing well!!!  

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


  This week's challenge is:

Use Scripture and nature in your creation.

Here is my creation using Morning Glory which coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 26I used Labels 26, Labels 1, and Decorative Labels 1 to layer my card. Two of my layers are embossed with a Darice Embossing folder.










Here is the stamp set used as well as the coordinating die:


Our Daily Bread Designs, Morning Glorylabels 26 spellbinders

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 April 27th to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  

hugs,

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Craft Room Challenge So Sentimental! Die Cuttin' Divas #112 Flowers Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  Red & White Lexi's Creations  Lace and/or Ribbons Kaboodle Doodles SpringSquigglefly  April Showers OR May FlowersLove to Create  BINGO* flowers, die cuts, ribbons
Pretty Little Ribbon - SpringAllsorts  Passion for Flowers
Friday, April 19, 2013
Happy Friday all!!! I hope everyone has had a great weekend and is ready for the weekend!! I know I sure am.  

Life has been crazy here in Virginia with the changes in schedule I have been going through but it sure helps to have had this beautiful weather that no matter how tired I am the sunny weather gives me a sunny disposition and more energy!! I thank God for the change in seasons and the miracles he has bestowed upon us with the new life in Spring!! Spring is my favoritie season as you see the flowers bud and open, plants sprout, leaves begin pop, and the changing colors!!

Today I am popping in to share a card that to me evokes some of the bright colors of Spring.

For my creation, I used the stamp sets Finch Collage and Hymn Collage recently released  at Our Daily Bread Designs. 

The image panel is embossed with Stampin Up Basket Weave since it reminds me of Aida Cloth and gives it a more vintage flair. The background is embossed with Darice Damask. Some of my image is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.


When I see this sentiment, I think of the verse "Look at the birds of the air.... your heavenly Father feeds them, aren't you much more valuable then they."  Matthew 6 :26.  

A great reminder to not worry but trust in God's provision.  A reminder I need often!!!!
Our Daily Bread Designs, Hymn Collage, Finch Collage, Chris Olsen

Here is a photo of the stamp sets used:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Hymn CollageOur Daily Bread Designs, Finch Collage


I am playing in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -  Layer it Up DRS Designs -  Bows, MilkCoffee Challenge - Welcome Spring, Divas by Design - Butterflies and BirdsPaper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment, Crafty Creations - No Patterned Paper, Creative Belli Pastels Creative Moments -  Spring, Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Sentiment, WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goes

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,




Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are doing well!!!  

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


  This week's challenge is:

Use Scripture or Hymns on your creation

For my creation I used Scripture Collection 11 and  Hymn Collage from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The flowers and ribbon along the edge was colored with copics and then cut out and layered on top of the base.  I embossed the background with a Basket Weave embossing folder to give it a more vintage flair.



Our Daily Bread Designs, Hymn Collage, Scripture Collection 11

Embossing Folders:  Basket Weave, Darice Fleur De Lis
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, silver baubles


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 April 20th to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  

hugs,
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hello Friends!! I hope you are all enjoying a nice spring day wherever you are.  It seems we skipped from winter to summer this year.  This week has been in the high 80's and very high humidity.  I am not complaining since that has made the trees bloom....the grass turn greener...IT LOOKS Like SPRING!!!!

Today I wanted to share two cards with a nice spring/summer image.

Spring is on it's way so I just had to make a Springy Hyacinth Birthday card!! I just love the Basic Grey Lucille so I used that as my inspiration for the colors.  The sketch is SC431 from Splitcoast Stampers for yesterday.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Hyacinth, Chris Olsen


The stamps I used are the Our Daily Bread Designs Hyacinth and the coordinating Labels 26 dies from Spellbinders .

I love to sew on my cards but have not sewn as much lately since I had to get a new sewing machine after we moved and it just does not work like my old one. I was able to sew on this card!!! Woo hoo!!


I am entering this card in:
Try It On TuesdaySpring Has SprungA & T Emerald Faeries Challenge  Recipe - 1 image, 2 Designer Papers 3 EmbellishmentsSimon Says Stamp - April Showers or Spring FlowersCrafting By Design - Spring FlowersSimon Says Stamp - April Showers or Spring Flowers

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For my second creation I used Romantic Floral and Morning Glory from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD). The background is embossed with Stampin Up Blossoms and a Swiss Dots folder from Provocraft.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Romantic Floral, Morning Glory, Chris Olsen


The ODBD Romantic Floral Border is cut out with a Labels 26 Spellbinders die.  I just love these dies and new stamps!! They are gorgeous and easy to make a card or project with the touch of elegance and they include flowers or a vintage flair!!


Here are some of the gorgeous stamps I used for my sets from Our Daily Bread Designs:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Morning Glory

Our Daily Bread Designs, Romantic FloralOur Daily Bread Designs, Hyacinth

Here is the matching Labels 26 dies available at Our Daily Bread Designs.
labels 26 spellbinders
I am entering my second card in this week's Word Art Wednesday- any Scripture or encouraging sentiment... be sure to stop by and check out their weekly free word art... it is so inspirational!!
and.... Divas by Design - Flowers, Paper Shelter Challenge Spring, Creative Belli Pastels,  Ribbon Carousel Challenge Showers & Flowers Sweet Stamps More Than 1 Stamped Image  Fab 'n' Funky Spring Colors

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  

hugs,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are doing well!!!  Scott has begun a new schedule at work so I am so blessed to not have to get up at 4 a.m. and only see him for a couple of hours a day before heading to bed. The schedule was fast wearing on us both!!  God is good and He answers prayer!!!

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


  This week's challenge is:



Other than a Classic Square or rectangle (Can have fancy edges 
or have a different shape)

For my creation I used:  Scripture Collection 11Crocheted BackgroundRomantic Floral Designs from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The Romantic Floral Designs is made to coordinate with the Labels 26 die at Spellbinders.  I colored my Romatic Floral design with a pinkish Mauve colored copic (R20),  The background panel is Bridal Bouquet and embossed in a Darice folder.  The panel behind the Romantic Rectangle is stamped with the Crocheted Background on Bridal Bouquet after I had cut out the square with a Labels 26 die.



Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection 11, Crocheted Background, Romantic Floral, Chris Olsen


Card Recipe:
other dies: Labels one
Accessories: Darice Embossing Folder, Pearls, Black Silk ribbon, Prima Flower
Paper: Bridal Bouquet, Black, Neenah White

Here is a photo of the sets and dies available at Our Daily Bread Designs:






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 March 24th to join us.   This challenge uses ODBD stamps only.  If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award. 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!   I so appreciate when you leave a comment so I know you were here.
I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  

hugs,

I am entering this card into:
Word Art Wednesday- this site shares free scripture and inspirational quotes weekly


Thursday, April 4, 2013
Hello Friends!! I have  a card to share today using this month's ODBD release of two fabulous dies: Quatrefoil Pattern,and Quatrefoil Design I just love the sheer elegance of them and the so many versatile designs you can use to create with them!!!  For today's card I cut them out of Vanilla cardstock and used an R00 copic to highlight some of the design in the die.

I decided to use some nice soft and happy PINK as my background!  It makes me feel happy and like spring or summer!!  I then added a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Hyacinth which I stamped on Ribbon Banners from Spellbinders.  The foliage is created with a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Martha Stewarts leaves, and Martha Stewarts Twig out of Old Olive and Bridal Bouquet.

Our Daily Bread Designs April 2013 Release ODBD Exclusive Quatrefoil Design Die

I just love the delicate and elegant feel these dies create!!  
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Yesterday marked our one year Anniversary of moving here to Virginia!! While I can't say life has been easy, we can see the blessings God has bestowed upon us and the lessons we have learned and continue to learn.  I thank God for leading us here and for the many wonderful friends we have met.  I would like to share a verse that has meant a lot to Scott and I over the last few months...a reminder that we are not alone.


So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Food for Thought: A life without God no matter how happy you feel you are is less fulfilling then a life with God no matter how many difficulties you face.  

Have a blessed weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!!

blessings,

I am entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Good morning Friends!  Happy Hump Day!! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter!!!  Since Scott had off on Monday as well, we had a wonderful extended holiday together!

Yesterday I was up early and had a chance to play with yesterday's Splitcoast color challenge CC420 A Red and Saffron Party (Pool Party, So Saffron, Red). For my dessert option, I chose to make my card Spring (CC419).

For my creation I used the new release Morning Glory and the new Custom Quatrefoil Pattern dies from Our Daily Bread Designs. The Morning Glories stamp coordinate with Spellbinders Labels 26 . I colored the image is with copics.

The shape of the card is Spellbinders Labels 1 and Decorative Labels 1.


I just love these new stamps and have been having so much fun playing with them!!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Morning Glory
Dies:  Custom Quatrefoil Pattern Die, Coordinating Spellbinders Labels 26 die, Labels One, Grand Labels One Decorative Labels One
Accessories: Darice embossing folder, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy

Here is a photo of the stamps and dies used just released at Our Daily Bread Designs:


Morning Glory stamp set







I hope you are having a great  week and that more blessings are bestowed on you in the days to come!!  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:

Anything Goes Challenge  #89 Mail ItEverybody-Art-Challenge Shaped CardsLEJ Designs Your FavouriteStyleParty Time Tuesdays  #114 Ribbons & BloomsUse It Tuesdays  All About Spring (boo hoo- the last of my gorgeous yellow ribbon)Artistic Stampers - TextureCupcake Craftroom -Summer bloomsLadybug Crafts - leap into spring The Stamping Shack Blog Spring has sprungArtistic Inspirations Easter/Spring Lexi's Creations -  Punches and/or Dies Word Art Wednesday- Scripture and/or inspiration (free word Art each week)

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