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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  It is hard to believe we are halfway through the week already!!  Time flies!!  Even more unbelievable is that tomorrow is August!! Where does the time go?

Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek of the fun and beautiful Strawberries and Pickles set and Strawberries (sentiment)  from Our Daily Bread Designs!! I just love coloring these strawberries with copics.  The fruit makes me feel like summer!!

 I made this card for TLC440 challenge at Splitcoast which was to have fun with any one of the first 50 TLC challenges. I chose to participate in TLC28's masking challenge. I also incorporated Stacy's Dare to Get Dirty challenge: DTGD13Twinshappy. 



My masked image is a single strawberry from the Strawberries and Pickles Set to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow, Thursday.

The sentiment is from the sneak peek Strawberries and cut out with a Customized ODBD Antique labels die 

The top is embossed with a Darice Damask embossing folder



Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!


challenges I am entering my card into:
City Crafter Challenge  #170 Summer Time Die Cuttin' Divas must include a Die-cut - #126 Anything Goes Inky Chicks 2W #9 Summer Colours Songbird  #25 Favourite Things (dies and copics) Top Tip Tuesday  #106 Spooled Items C is for Challenge -  Fresh & Bright The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Die Cuts Victorine Originals - Summer Colors Without Words  Summer Picnic Catered Crop -  Summertime Dream Valley Challenges -  Summer Days Hobbycutz   Summer One Stop Craft -   Add Flowers or Ribbon

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday Friends!! 

 I feel like it has been so long since I have posted!! I am so sorry but I have been busy with things at home as well as with stamping things that I will not be able to share for a bit yet.  I am, however, popping with a Sneak Peek of a new stamp set, sharing of some old sets and a card for the new Shining the Light challenge!!!!

This week's challenge is:  Fluttering or Flying (We want to see your birds or butterflies or anything that flies...but it must be a stamped image and not just a punch or designer paper)

Here is my card:


Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Fancy foliage die,  Pickles, Finch Collage, Poppy, Hymn Collage

I had so much fun coloring my image with copics and then fussy cutting it out.  I decided to mask and layer a combination of images.  I then added some foliage that was cut out with the Fancy Foliage Die (sneak peek from ODBD to be released on August 1).  The verse is from the sneak peek PICKLES to be released on Thursday!!

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Pickles (verse) a sneak peek to be released on August 1,Hymn Collage, Finch Collage, Poppy
Dies Used:  Sneak peek of Fancy Foliage from Our Daily Bread Designs, Spellbinders Circles
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy

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 August 4  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!!

I am entering this creation in Word Art Wednesday - anything goes-inspiration or scripture (free scripture offered weekly)


other challenges I am entering my creation in:
Card Mania Summer Blooms C is for Challenge  Fresh & BrightFashionista Challenge  WingsKaboodle Doodles -  Ink or PaintSmudgy Antics -Fussy cuttingThe Paper Nest Dolls ChallengeDie CutsWhoopsi Daisy - Things with WingsMilkCoffee Challenge Emboss itPaper Crafting Journey  Punch and/or Die cuts

Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Hello Friends!! I hope you all are enjoying your summer!!  Summer is definitely here with the warm humid temperatures here in Virginia!!  I am not at all complaining..with the heat we have the sunshine!  Sunshine even when you are indoors has a way of uplifting your emotions and attitude!!  It reminds me of the verse "He has made everything beautiful in it's time. Ecclesiastes 3:11."  Some days we need sunshine and sometimes we need rain....

Well today I am sharing a card made with the sets Anniversary Blessings from Our Daily Bread Designs for the latest Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.


This week's challenge at ODBD is Inspired by cake!!!



Here is my creation:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Anniversary Blessings, Chris Olsen

Can you guess which cake I was inspired by?

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Anniversary Blessings
Dies Used: Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Opulent Ovals, Gold Leaf Labels Four
Ink: SU Blushing Bride, Memento


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 July 28  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!!

I am entering this creation in Word Art Wednesday - anything goes-inspiration or scripture (free scripture offered weekly)

Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hello friends!! I hope everyone is staying cool.  

The normal boiling hot and humid days of summer have arrived here in Virginia this week.  After what seems like months of rain, the humidity and heat is now here.  The temperatures are in the high 90's with heat indexes of 100 degrees.  What do I do in this heat...naturally I mow the lawn for 2 1/2 hours. LOL!  Oh well...the price you pay for going away and spending time with family on the weekend. It is now done and I have cooled down in the ice cold shower and air conditioning.  I thank God for the air conditioning in our home!!!

Today I am popping in to share a card I am making for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.    This week's challenge is: White, Ivory and/or your choice of one other color.

Here is a wedding card I made with To the Lovebirds for my niece and her husband to be The scalloped layers are created with the Spellbinders Scalloped Borders one.  The sentiment is framed with a labels fourteen die from Spellbinders.  The top is embossed with a Darice Damask embossing folder.  The butterfly is Cheery Lynn Exotic butterflies-small.


Our Daily Bread Designs, To the Lovebirds, Chris Olsen

Here is the stamp set used:



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My niece is a beautiful girl inside and out.  I am so happy for her as she marries on Friday!! I so wish I could be there!!!  Congratulations Erin!!!  May God Bless you both!!!


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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 July 21  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!!

I am entering this creation in Word Art Wednesday - anything goes-inspiration or scripture (free scripture offered weekly)

Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!

Friday, July 12, 2013
Hi friends!! Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs July Release, here is the card/project I created using Wedding Blessings, To the Love Birds, and the Birdcage and Banner Dies (and the Quatrefoil Pattern die released a few months ago)  For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog .



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wedding BlessingsTo the Love Birds
Dies from ODBD: Birdcage and Banner Dies and the Quatrefoil Pattern die
Other dies: Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Labels 14, Scalloped Circle, Martha Stewart Twig and leaf punch
Embossing Folder: SU Basket weave, Darice Fleur De Lis
Paper: Neenah White
Accessories: Satin ribbon, Silver Embossing powder, Prima Flowers

Here is a picture of the sets and dies used from Our Daily Bread Designs:



Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.

blessings,
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Happy Thursday all!! I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer!!  This week has been a little cloudy and warm but at least we have had a little less rain.  Our weather has been unseasonably rainy.  I have to say, that my flowers are loving it though!!

Today I am popping in to share a card that I made for yet another wedding and some gorgeous flowers.  Tis the year and season for weddings....so...time to share another wedding card.

I incorporated the SC444 sketch created by Janette Olen for Splitcoast Stampers and the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge: Love, Wedding or Anniversary. 

I have enjoyed creating my own backgrounds and designer paper by brayering an embossing folder.  This folder is the Darice Damask folder brayered with Soft Sky ink.  The floral ribbon banner is cut out with a custom ODBD Birdcage and Banner die.



CARD RECIPE
Stamps Used: Our Daily Bread Designs- Wedding Blessings Anniversary Blessings 

Dies Used: ODBD Bird Cage and Banner Dies ODBD Quatrefoil Pattern Die ,
Spellbinders Gold Labels Four and A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders Squares and Scalloped Circles

Embossing folder: Darice Damask (brayered with Soft Sky)

Ink: Soft Sky, Black

and now to my favorites...from God's natural artwork in my garden!!!  I love all the surprises each day brings....I won't bore you with all 21 varieties....










Of course the addition of my daughter, Nicki, in the photo just makes the flowers that much more beautiful and special


Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope this post finds you all well.  I hope everyone in the USA had a wonderful July 4 holiday.  I know our family had a restful vacation together at the beach which gave us the opportunity to celebrate our dear daughters birthday, relax and enjoy each other's company and reflect on the beauty of God's creation.  It was a well needed break and a real blessing for the family.

Today I am popping in to share a card I am making for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This week's challenge is Love, Wedding or Anniversary!!

Here is my creation using: To the LovebirdsLove Scriptures and the 

Our Daily Bread Designs, To the Lovebirds, Birdcage and Banner dies, Love Scriptures

The background is embossed with a Darice Cherry Blossom Embossing folder.  The flowers are using a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  The bird is cut out with the ODBD  Bird Cage and Banner Dies.  The beautiful verse is from Love Scriptures.


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 July 14  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!!

I am entering this creation in Word Art Wednesday - anything goes-inspiration or scripture (free scripture offered weekly)

Thanks for stopping by!!
May God Bless you!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy 4th of July all!! I hope everyone in the USA has a blessed holiday as we remember the freedoms and birth of our nation!! I know I am so thankful for our freedoms and remember all the sacrifices of men and women to keep them, both of our veterans, servicemen and women as well as their families!!  Thanks be to God for such a blessing!!

Today I would like to share a quick red, white and blue card I created.  

I had to join the color challenge of red, white and blue (cc433) at Splitcoast Stampers but instead of doing the dessert of Patriotic, I decided to combine this challenge with yesterday's TLC436, Twisted Traditions (use holiday colors from a holiday and make a non holiday card). I used the July 4th colors to make a wedding card. 

For my card I used To the Love Birds (birds) and Love Scriptures just released from Our Daily Bread Designs.

The bottom of my card is scored and pearls are adhered here and there. The borders are created with the Spellbinders Scalloped Borders One. The ribbon is May Arts Navy Silk.

This also fits the ODBDSLC160 (Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light) Red, White and blue or Patriotic challenge.




Our Daily Bread Designs  is having a 4th of July Sale now through Sunday, July
   7th! Discount is available for retail customers, on the purchase
   of STAMPS only, and excludes clearance products.

   To receive your discount, please remember to add your code to
   the DISCOUNT CODE area in the shopping cart!


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




blessings,


Monday, July 1, 2013



Today is July 1st and Our Daily Bread Designs is having an awesome new release!!!!  You are going to love the dies and sets released this month.  While, normally we have a hop, this month we are doing things a bit different.  There will still be a chance for a $50 gift certificate toward stamps at the ODBD store.  The winner will be chosen from one of the designers blogs so you won't want to miss commenting on all the links along the way for a chance to win. 

Here are my creations:

First is a creation that I made using To the Love Birds and Banner Sentiments.   



My designer paper is retired paper from Stampin Up.  The image is inked up in blue and embossed with a basket weave embossing folder. The image is framed with the Spellbinders Ironwork Accents.  The bottom border is created with the Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders 1.

My second creation is made with Anniversary Blessings and To the Lovebirds. It also uses the ODBD Custom Bird Cage and Banner Dies.




The sentiment is framed with the Labels 4 dies.  The image is sponged with Sky Blue and framed with the Gold Labels 4 die.  The scalloped layers are created with the Spellbinders Scalloped Borders one.

Here is a photo of the new release sets used:








Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creations.

For more inspiration and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate toward stamps at the ODBD store, click on the links of my dt sisters below!!

 Sandee CathyDawnChris (you are here) Grace,  SabrinaJulieLoriToshSilkeAngieAudreyLisa, 

blessings,

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