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Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!! I am just popping in to share a fun and quick Christmas gift set.  I had high hopes of posting this earlier however I just got power and electric back after we lost it yet again.  The tag is created with the new Baking Tag Set from Our Daily Bread Designs released tomorrow.  This set did not require any coloring just some gold embossing.  The time factor was actually creating the blackberry jam and the relish.  Thought these would make a great gift item at Christmas.

Packaging ingredients:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Baking Tag Set
Ribbon: May Arts Pink Satin (on Blackberry jam), Gold metallic lace
dies: Spellbinders Petite Large and small oval dies, ODBD Tag die
designer Paper: Stampin Up Holiday

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Bows 'n Berries - CAS (Clean and Simple)Heart Song Inspirations - Embossing and/or 3 or More LayersMake it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Playtime -  Anything Goes-Past or Present ProjectPaper Pretties Use a SentimentPollycraft Anything GoesChristmas Inspirations  Die Cuts or Punches Come and Get It Challenges - Anything GoesOne Stitch At A Time  ChristmasThe Ribbon Girls  Jingle all the way to Christmas  (must include ribbon)Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C111 Something Sweet and TastyBah Humbug - must be Christmas - die cutsFabulous Friday - food and candyFairy Fun Fridays  wet (heat) embossingInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesLily Pad  textureWinter Wonderland - craft type, must be Christmas - clean and simpleCrimbo Crackers - must be Christmas Anything GoesPals Paper Arts - CAS + RibbonPixie Cottage Sketch* and/or gold

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope to see you at the ODBD Hop at 8 AM tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!

Have a great day!!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Sunday All!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  It has really changed a lot in a week's time from a Fall weekend to SNOW!!! Yuck! The poor trees have not even lost their leaves and now the snow is on them.  The branches are sagging from the weight. 

*Edited to include*-  Well we just got our power back after losing it last night.  It really is incredible the amount of snow we got....over 13 inches!!! Yikes!! So Pretty but yet so destructive.  So many trees have broken branches.  With all the snow, we will never know the amount of destruction.


Today it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's hostess is the sweet and talented Lisa!!

Lisa has chose the verse:

Isaiah 1:18 "'Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

As winter approaches and the holidays creep closer, I often wonder how many realize that this verse is the crux of the Christmas season.  If you think about the colors, red, green and white, what do they mean?  The red stands for our sins that is paid with Christ's blood.  While our sins leave a stain, Christ's blood washes them away like pure snow.  What a gift of Grace!!!!  We don't earn Grace but although unworthy, He has given us the gift of GRACE!  The green stands for everlasting life.  If you believe in Christ as Savior and what He has done for you on the cross, dying for you and taking all your sins away, then you shall have everlasting life.  What joy!!  Is there a greater gift?  We have no fear of tomorrow as a Christian.  Yes, our lives will have our ups and downs and maybe more downs than ups but Christ made it possible for us to have Eternal life (yes we will die from our earthly lives but we have the opportunity to live forever in our heavenly home with Jesus who loves us even more than we love ourselves).  Through the ups and downs, God promises to stay with us!  Is there any greater comfort?

Lisa's challenge:
Use fall colors in your creation: crimson, orange and gold (or similar)  

Here is my take on the challenge using a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs: Winter Wishes.  While this set is primarily Christmas with an adorable snowman, this set has this beautiful verse which I felt is appropriate for this verse, Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime of year. The lace is from my stash, and I used Spellbinder's Ornate Artisian Tags & Accents for my sentiment panel layered on Fleur De Lis Rectangles.  The flowers are punched from a small and large hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart. I created the flowers using a tutorial from my dear friend Pat Smethers.  You can find her tutorial here.  The Neenah White paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug Leaf folder and then sewn.

I hope you enjoyed my creation.

Be sure to check out  Linda's devotional on the SSIC Blog, as I know you'll be blessed!

For more inspiration please visit my DT Sisters:
 Grace,  LindaLisa, MiesjeRebecca,PeggysueKris,  Marilynn,  and

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Craft Your Days Away  - #32 AutumnSweet Stampin - must Stamp - Anything goesCard Makin' Mamas cards only - die cutsInspire Me Fridays - always anything goes Lily Pad - textureDigi Doodle Shop's Best  - Anything GoesShelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe* (leaves, fall colors, bling)Crafty Ribbons -  BINGO* (lace, embossing gems)Crafty Creations - #141 leaves, fall palettePaper Shelter Challenge -  #37 Anything goesScrapbook Sisters - #58 Anything Goes365 Cards - white spaceCelebrate the Occasion - #36 FallCrafty Sentiments  No Designer PaperCrafty Boots -  Autumn or Halloween Get Hippity with Ippity -  Fall ColorsKaboodle Doodles - Halloween/FallNettie G's Digital Gems  Anything BUT a RectangleStamps & FunlL = Creativity - Autumn
Raise The Bar - sew what theme

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!

Have a great day!!


Saturday, October 29, 2011
Happy Saturday all!!  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!!  Today is going to be busy but fun.  We have a realtor this morning and then we hope to have a family day, playing board games with the girls for a Fall Party.  Since we have put our house on the market, we have been preoccupied/absorbed with it.  This weekend is about the kids. The forecast is predicting a large accumulation of snow.


On to this week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light...

This weeks challenge: Think Pink and Encouragement in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. (it need not be on the theme of breast cancer but it must be pink and have a verse or sentiment of encouragement)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, November 4 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award.Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, November 4 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC82. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge. 

Here is my take on the challenge:

Treat box Recipe:

Stamps Used:  Our Daily Bread Designs Praying for a Cure Papers: SEI Pink Polka dot Box 
Template: My Time Made Easy Tea Tabbed Box
Dies and Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles (large and small), Lacey Circles, Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped ovals.  Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Martha Stewart twig punch
Ribbon: Pink Sheer Ribbon, lace from a dear friend!!
Pearls: Recollections- white
Flowers: layered, sponged and scrunched from old stash

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Sue Worthington- guest designer

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Anything BUT a RectangleMake it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Anything GoesDie Cut Dreams -So Charming (least one metal charm) - Use KRAFT Paper Craft Your PassionPartytime Tuesdays - PTT #38 Anything GoesJen's Digi Stamps -#4 Polka DotsCreative Craft Challenges Fancy Edges(lace)Clear It Out! Use Old Supplies - Trims Bearly Mine #22 Anything But a Card Simon Says Stamp - Anything GoesRuby's Rainbow - #15 metalPaper PrettiesPPC177 EmbellishDigistamps 4 Joy -  #30 double embellishment (double pearls, double clusters of flowers)Crafty Ribbons -  BINGO* (dies, flowers, ribbons)Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe* (kraft, free, bling)
Just For Fun  Any Found Object (charm is a cross pendant from a necklace from my dear MIL who passed away from breast cancer)Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything GoesCrafty Purple Frog -  Sparkle (flowers are glittered)Our Craft Lounge  pink for breast cancer awarenessStamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Monochromatic
 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  #102 Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Hump Day all!! 

 Today the bread basket at Our Daily Bread Designs has a special event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!!  Kelley has created a special set called Prayer For a Cure in honor of the many who have been affected by this disease. Many have us know one or more cancer survivors, know someone who is going through treatment now, or some of you have lost a loved one in the past.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of this new stamp set sold during October will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The new "Praying for a Cure" set has been "bundled" with the previously released "Hope" set....purchase both sets and save 10%. Both of these sets offer encouraging sentiments and scripture to help lift up those in need, not only in regards to cancer, but for any trial in which God's comfort and safety is needed.

 All through this month, many wonderful stampers have stepped in and contributed hand-made cards to those in need of love and encouragement. Our Daily Bread Designs is one of many sponsors for the Splitcoaststampers second annual Hope You Can Cling To card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Make sure to check out the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forums. There are daily challenges and many prizes given away by the many generous sponsors. You can even win one of the 5 $50 gift certificates to the ODBD store!!

The "Breadsticks" listed below have created samples using the new "Praying for a Cure" set. Please visit each of the ladies below, leave a comment for each, and return to this post to let us know that you have visited them all. There will be three commenters selected to win a $20 gift certificate each from Our Daily Bread designs. You have until Thursday, October 27 at 8pm EDT to leave your comments. The winners will be announced Friday morning on the Flashback Friday Favorites post.


Chris- you are here

Here is my creation using the Praying for a Cure stamp set .

I had fun creating the flowers and the wire embellishment with pearl beads.  The designer paper is My Mind's Eye  Lost and Found,

Card Recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Praying for a Cure
paper: My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found
Accessories: lace, May Arts Pink Satin Ribbon, MS lace border punch, pearls, gold wire, gold beads, pearls, MS Twig punch, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish

I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Make it Monday - always Anything Goes,  The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Girls, Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes, Paper Cutz - pink.Creative Craft Challenges   Fancy Edges,Partytime Tuesdays - PTT #38 Anything GoesClear It Out! - Use Old Supplies - Trims365 Cards -  Embellished BowBunny Zoe's Crafts - LaceKarens Doodles -Emboss It.One Stitch At A Time - Emboss ItLet`s Ink It Up - Think Pink Clearly Inspired pinkFairy Fun Fridays  wet (heat) embossingTotally Papercrafts - layer upon layer

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Hello all!! I hope you are all doing well!!  

Today I am popping in with another new product spotlight at Stamp and Create.  This week's product spotlight is Halloween.  Who doesn't love Halloween?!!!    Here is your chance to get all those spooky and fun images at Stamp and Created for up to 25% off!!!

I created a treat box using Whiff of Joy- Little Witch and a Perfect Presentations Pop n Top Box designed by Leigh Ann Baird. The ribbon is May Arts Olive Green Silk. The image is colored with copics and framed with the Lacey Circles dies from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is mounted on a Labels 14 nestabilities. The papers are from Making Memories.    I added some punched bats (using a Martha Stewart Punch).  The pearls are from Recollections.

 For more inspiration using the Bow Easy, please visit my talented dt sisters: JoyLaceyHeidiVicky and  Jeanette.

In addition to the product spotlight, Lacey is offering weekly candy!!  To see the candy click here.

The candy ends Sunday, Oct 30th at 7pmEST

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to

then add your name to the linky here.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Just Us Girls - #107 3D template challengeStampavie and More #154 HalloweenPixie Cottage Sketch* and/or sweet as candy
I Brake For Challenges - HalloweenDivas by Design -  #12 something SpookyDigistamps 4 Joy -  #30 double embellishment (double bats, double small gold baubles, double large baubles)Crafting for all Seasons -  #12 Halloween
Color Throwdown - color* 

Shelly's Images - SIO -  Anything GoesPaper Play - Use BlackDelightful Challenges -  Halloween4 Crafty Chicks - Marker it UpTotally Papercrafts - layer upon layerStampin For The Weekend -  spookyStamp Man -  night timePoodles Parlour - Spooky Halloween
Patties Creations -  must include a digi or stamped image - HalloweenInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesFashionista Friday - Halloween or fallAlphabet Challenge -  Soon Be HalloweenSweet Stampin - must Stamp - Trick or TreatEllephantastic - October recipe: 3 embellishments, Purple & Green & 1 image Di's Digis Designs  HalloweenCraft Your Days Away  - #31 Halloween Colours365 Cards - day 235 Seeing SpotsAllsorts - #126 HalloweenThe Crafty Pad -  HalloweenSentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - HalloweenOpus Gluei - Halloween Kenny K Krafty Girlz -  Get DottyGingerloft - Halloween of Fall
Creative Inspirations Paint -  HalloweenCorrosive Challenges - Flying ThingsCard Cupids - HalloweenAddicted to Stamps Must use stamp   HalloweenThere She Goes - Halloween or AutumnPollycraft -  Spooky Goings OnPaper Pretties - Colours: Black, Orange, Purple and Green Paper Creations Ink -  Halloween Theme Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Anything BUT a RectangleMake it Monday - always Anything GoesHooked on Crafts  Something SpookyKaboodle Doodles - Halloween/FallCreative Stamp Friends HalloweenCrafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!



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