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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great beginning to your week!!  It always amazes me how fast the weekends go!!!  My how time flies!!!


I have two projects to share with you today since for some reason my post did not go live yesterday like it was suppose to.  LOL!


The first is a sneak peek of the beautiful It is Well with My Soul song background stamp which I paired with the Grunge Butterfly background released last month at Our Daily Bread Designs and another sentiment sneak peek from the Mighty Sea stamp set to be released tomorrow.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Grunge Butterfly Background, It is Well with My Soul background (sneak peek released tomorrow), sentiment from the Mighty Sea (sneak peek released tomorrow)
Accessories: turquoise seam binding, lace, pearl stick pin, Recollections crocheted flower, butterfly button, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Martha Stewart Daisy border punch, textile embossing folder.


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Well I have changed gears like the rest of the retail world, from Christmas to Valentines!! LOL!  Today I have another fun Heart box to share with you using this week's Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create!!!
This week's Product Spotlight is the adorable Magnolia's!!!!  This week all Magnolia stamps will be up to 25% off.  While some stamps may be out of stock today, Lacey is getting new stock in in a day or so.


For my creation I used Tilda Sending Love Letters .  This adorable image is part of the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  I also used Echo Park Victoria garden dp as well as May Arts Pink Silk Ribbon, the bow easyWhite Satin Edge Ruffle Lace Trim, and the little daisy spacer which are available in the Stamp and Create store.

This heart box uses the heart box tutorial written by Beate on Splitcoast.  I just love boxes and her heart box looked so beautiful, I had to give it a go. The heart shape uses the Classic Hearts and Scalloped hearts from Spellbinders. 


The flowers are handmade and layered on Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and Martha Stewart leaves and twig punches.  The designer paper and the leaves are dry embossed.









Did you know that Stamp and Create also has weekly candy!!


The new candy is...






**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...




Enter the Candy here


For more inspiration for the challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  It is kind of chilly here with lots of wind and fog.  Perfect weather for sleeping...LOL!!  or crafts!

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


The team challenges you t0 a Love Recipe- Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word Love or Loves, hearts, lace and the colors redwhite,pink and white, or both (must be more than minimal..make these colors the main colors)

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, February 3rd 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, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

This heart box uses the heart box tutorial written by Beate on Splitcoast.  I just love boxes and her heart box looked so beautiful, I had to give it a go.  I used a sentiment (which I love) from the new Mighty Ocean stamp set at Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on Feb. 1.  The dp is from Echo Park Victoria Garden.  The heart shape uses the Classic Hearts and Scalloped hearts from Spellbinders.  The flowers are recycled primas that I crunched, crinkled and layered.  The leaf flourish is from Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish. The other leaves are embossed and cut out with the Martha Stewart's Leaf punch.  The pearl beads, pearl heart pin, and lace were gifted to me by a very dear friend!!!

The inside of my box:

Heart Box Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- sneak peek of The Mighty Ocean
Paper: Neenah White (110 lb,), Echo Park Dp
Accessories: Spellbinders Heart (Classic and Scalloped), May Arts Satin White Ribbon, Pearl hat pin, Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish, lace, ruffled ribbon, recycled Prima flowers, Martha Stewart Twig punch, pink pearl beads
Tutorial:  heart box tutorial written by Beate on Splitcoast


In case you can't read the sentiment, this is what it says:
For as deep as the ocean,
or as wide as the sea,
so is His love given to thee.


There seems no greater love I can think of, even at Valentine's Day, than that of the Father to send His one and only Son into this world as both spirit and human to sacrifice His life on the cross for us.  Thanks be to God for this eternal gift!!


I made this box for Valentine's Day but also as a reminder for someone who will be going through a very serious stem cell transplant shortly.  I pray this uplifts her and reminds her of the Father's love!!

I am also entering this in three other challenges. The Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #123, to make a heart stand out on your card/project which you can find here.  The verse for the challenge is:
Scripture"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

The second challenge is from Cheery Lynn Designs for Challenge #12, to use dry embossing and Cheery Lynn dies.  You can find the challenge here.  I dry embossed the leaves on my creation and used the Fanciful Flourish die.



and


The Third Challenge is Word Art Wednesday which a relatively new challenge.  The purpose of this challenge is to share quotes and passages of the Bible. 

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.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Today is Wanda's last day as a guest on the challenge team at ODBD.  Wanda was such fun to work with and her creations were outstanding. She is very talented and I had such a great time getting to know her.  Thanks Wanda!! See you in blog land. You are such an inspiration!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!  Have a great weekend!!

blessings,


Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If you are here for the ODBD Alumni "For the Love of ODBD Dies" Blog Hop, click here.


Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you all have had a good weekend!!  I spent most of the weekend huddled inside since it has been the coldest ever since the winter begun...7 degrees!!!  Granted we have been spoiled with mostly spring like temperatures.  But that is a tad chilly in my book.  We also got 6 inches of snow so my crazy girls played in the snow with the biggest kid of all...my husband Scott.  LOL!  He had a great time pulling the girls on the toboggan with his quad.

Today I am popping in to share a tag I made using the latest Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create: Belles n Whistles!!

This week's Product Spotlight Sale is: Belles 'n Whistles
All Belles 'n Whistles Stamps are on sale 25% off through Sunday night

The store is currently out of stock of a few designs but have a restock delivery on the way - they should be instock by Thursday. However, the following designs are on back order and will not be available for the sale: Patches 'n Braids, Sweet Apples, and Sweet Summer Days.

The sale is "while supplies lasts".

Here is my creation using  Watering from Belles n Whistles:



For my tag, I used Watering from Belles n Whistles.  The image is colored with copics.  In addition to the image, the pink (1/2 inch) wrinkled ribbonwhite silk ribbon, and love charm are also available in the Stamp and Create store.  The lace and  floweret ribbon were given to me in a RAK by my dear friend, Sabrina.  The dp and image panel is framed with the Fleur De Lis Rectangles from Spellbinders. The sentiment is computer generated and framed with the Twisted Metal tags and accentes dies from Spellbinders.  The shape of the tag uses the Spellbinders Labels Labels 8 which I embossed with a SU embossing folder. The rose button is from my stash.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye.

Did you know that Stamp and Create also has weekly candy!!


The new candy is...

A set of Basic Grey June Bug Buttons and Brads.



**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to www.stampandcreate.com...


The candy end Sunday, Jan 1st at 7pm EST

Enter the Candy here


For more inspiration for the challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafty Bloggers Network - DistressingCupcake Craft - All You Need Is LoveGet Hippity with Ippity -  Heart ( the sweet girls has several hearts on her top)Incy Wincy Designs - Anything BUT a Card (a tag)Make it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Pretties -  Create a Valentine`s Day ProjectMake it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - "Tie It Up"The Crazy Challenge -VintageThere She Goes - Love is in the AirTruly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Anything GoesVictorine Originals -  Anything GoesCard Cupids - ValentinesCraft a Scene -  must include a Scene -Anything goes Pile It On - LaceRobyn`s Fetish - LoveSentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Die CutsScrappy Frogs -  Lace The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Punches/DiesThe Ribbon Girls -  Must use ribbon  Colours: Blue and Pink2 Sisters - #75 EmbossingCraft Your Days Away  - #37 DistressingCrafty Emma - #69 Anything but a CardDrunken Stampers -  #81 LoveLittle Claire's  -  #17 Anything but a CardClearly Inspired -  PastelsHotshot Crafts –  FlowersPoodles Parlour - Valentine / Love   Simply Create Too -  Love is in the AirStampin With The Dragon -  Anything GoesPhindy’s Place  Shaped Card – no straight edges, squares or rectangles


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,
Thursday, January 19, 2012


Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's  first Alumni Team bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. 

Our Daily Bread designs has a brand new team!   It's an Alumni team!  Some of our past designers have returned and will be sharing special projects with you bi-monthly on Thursdays! You can read all about it on the ODBD Blog today!
Meantime.... Welcome to our first Alumni Team "For the Love" Blog Hop! 
This week the new Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designer's are featuring for the Love ofODBD Custom Dies! Visit each link and leave a comment.  One of the posts is a 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 February 1st at 6 pm easternWinner will be announced February 2nd! So, enjoy the hop and all the inspiration using  ODBD Custom Dies! 
If you got here from Dawn's Blog you are in the right place. If you happened here by chance, you may want to start back at the beginning so you don't miss the inspiration along the way or the opportunity to win a $15 gift certificate!!

Here is my creation using the Crocheted Circle Die, Serve the Lord, and Simple Things.



The designer paper is from Prima Botanical.  Some of the pieces are dry embossed.  The seam binding ribbon is one I received from a dear friend in a RAK.  The flourishes are created using the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.  The sentiment on the bottom of the easel card is framed with a Classic Oval die from Spellbinders.  The butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch.  



 The Next stop on the hop is Julie...I know she will have lots of inspiration for you! 

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


Monday, January 16, 2012
Happy Monday all!!!  I hope you all had a great weekend!!  Mine was good....we left Sunday to go to Virginia for a short stay for some important business on Monday so this post has been scheduled.


This week Stamp and Create has another Product Spotlight!!! This week's Product Spotlight is Brads, Buttons, Bling, and Ornaments which also means these items are also up to 25% off!!!






For my creation I used the darling He Loves Me from Wags n Whiskers which I colored with copics.  I also used the Kaiser craft Snow pearls , and Sew Easy Baker's Twine (Tertiary- aqua). The dp I used is SEI Welcome Home. The roses are ivory fairy tale roses from Prima.  The fern leaves are punched using the Martha Stewart Twig punch.  The image is cut out with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.



For more inspiration for the challenge as well as the product spotlight, please visit my dt sisters:
VickyJeanetteHeidi, and Lacey


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Secret Crafter - #168 Anything goes with Blue 
Crafty Catz -  Something New (flowers)
Simply Create Too - More than 2 Layers
Moving Along With The Times -Spots and/or Stripes 
Some Odd Girl -  "Bling It Up"
Southern Girls -  Sparkle  
Top Tip Tuesday #67 Anything Goes Week 2 


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!
hugs,

PS Did you know Stamp and Create has a Weekly Candy?
Every Monday Stamp and Create has a new candy!  Come join in for a chance to win!!


Saturday, January 14, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all well!  Boy has it become winter all of sudden with the extreme cold temperatures and the wind!!  It has been so mild so far and we have been spoiled with spring like temperatures.


Today I am popping in to share the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.




The team challenges you to create 
a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-"

Example:
W- White, watercolor, etc.
I- Ink
N- Nestabilities,
T-triangles, trees
E- Embossing
R-Ribbon, ripping, red

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, January 20th 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, January 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC92. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I posted a few different photos to give you a better picture of the box and stamps used.







Box Recipe:
Paper: SEI- Promise Me
dies:  Spellbinders - Lace Doily Motifs, Classic circles, Lacey Circles
ribbon, pearls,  lace and glitter for doily

For my creation, I chose the letters and items:W-White pearls and lace,  I-ink  N-nestabilies,  T-Tea, teacup, template, E-Embossed dp or embellishments, R- Ribbon from the challenge.

To create my box, I used the Tea Tabbed Box Template from My Time Made Easy designed by Lauren Meader.  I just thought the sentiment from Special Blend and the tea cup image from Birthday Blessings was perfect for a Tea time gift set.  The paper from Promise Me is just perfect with the tea cups and I just love the colors!!


 Challenges I am entering my card in:
Crafting with Jack -  Anything goes
Little Claire's   - #17 Anything but a Card
Marks Finest Papers -#90 Use Border Punches
One Stop Craft - #165 On the Spot and Ribbon (the teacups have spots)
Secret Crafter - #168 Anything goes with Blue
Crafty Catz -  Something New (designer paper)
Simply Create Too - More than 2 Layers
Moving Along With The Times -Spots and/or Stripes (the tea cups all have spots)
Some Odd Girl -  "Bling It Up"
Southern Girls -  Sparkle  
Top Tip Tuesday #67 Anything Goes Week 2





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.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

blessings,

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