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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hi all!! Just popping in to wish all my blogging friends a Happy and Blessed Easter!! What a joyful day to remember that our Lord died for us and is Risen!!!   There is no greater gift!!

I always have felt the time of year for celebrating Easter is so appropriate with all the new life that begins.  It is irony that we receive new life in Him if we believe and all nature shows new life at the same time of year.  I so love Spring!!!

Today I would like to share two creations.

For my first card, For my card I used the stamp sets Quote Collection 3 Antique Label DesignsWords of Faith , and the Tulip tag set from Our Daily Bread Designs. 

The dies used include ODBD Antique Labels and Borders , Spellbinders- ovals, Resplendent Rectangles and Jumbo Scallops. 

The embossing folder on the Border is Stampin Up Tulip Border.

My second creation is a sneak peek of the Our Daily Bread Designs Hyacinth stamp set as well as the Quatrafoil Label dies that will be released on Monday, April 1.  I made a set of 8 gift cards/tags, however, I am sharing only a few of them since there are only 4 different designs. The shape of the Quatrefoil Label is beautiful and I keep on thinking of more I can use them for!!

I hope you are having a great  weekend and  that you will have a blessed Easter!! 

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


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs for the Love of Good Stewards Hop                                                                                                                                                   Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's last bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. Beginning next month Our Daily Bread Designs will continue to have the Alumni team share their creations but it will not be a hop.  

 This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Crosses! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a 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, April 10th, at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Crosses!

Since Easter is on it's way, what better time to share crosses, a symbol of what the true meaning of what Easter is all about.

If you arrived here from Connie's blog, you are in the right place, if not, you may want to start at the beginning so you do not miss any of the inspiration or a chance to win.

For my first creation I used He Will Rise, as well as two sneak peek dies: Quatrefoil Pattern and Quatrefoil Design (that will be released on April 1)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: He will Rise
Dies: Sneak Peek of Quatrefoil Pattern and Quatrefoil Label
and Spellbinders Banners
Paper: SU Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Here is a picture of the stamp set used:

Our Daily Bread Designs, He Will Rise

Here is the list of all the participants just in case you get lost along the way:


Thanks so much for visiting today!  To continue on the hop, your next stop is the fabulously talented and sweet Lori!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I can't believe half the week is over already.  Time is just flying by.  Today is a nice sunny day and it makes you feel like spring is on it's way.  I just love bright colors at this time of year since it just makes it more cheerful even when you are suffering with the winter dulldrums.  For that reason, I just had to play with yesterday's CC419 color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  Karen chose the colors: 
More Mustard
Tempting Turquoise
Daffodil Delight

I used a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs : Finch Collage to be released on Monday, April 1 and the Antique labels and Designs stamps with the matching custom Antique Labels and Border dies. I embossed the image with the Basket Weave embossing folder from Stampin Up. All cardstock is also SU.

My next creation is one I made for Janette's gorgeous sketch, SC429, today and since I am just loving all the new Scripture, Quote, and Sentiment collections at Our Daily Bread Designs, I had to use one today.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Scripture Collection 10 Let the Earth Rejoice 
Papers: Bo Bunny Little Miss, groovy guava, bitter chocolate
Dies: Elegant Ovals Spellbinders Floral and classic Ovals
Accessories: Green Silk ribbon from May Arts

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.


challenges I am entering my creation in:

Card 1
House That Stamps Built -Spring Flowers,Die Cuttin' Divas  #108 Embossing With Ribbon LEJ Designs#46 Vintage Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft  Color Challenge: Spring is in the Air
2 Sisters - SpringDrunken Stampers The BirdsChocolate, Coffee & Cards 

Card 2
Crafty Creations - EasterCreative Belli - EasterDigistamps 4 Joy -  #63 Easter Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog #3 Vintage Cuttin & Stampin Challenges Easter Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge He Is Risen Ribbon Carousel ChallengeSpring is in the air Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  Easter Eggstravaganza Crafty Bloggers Network  Spring or Pastels WordArt Wednesdays word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goesBroken Box Stock EasterCrafts 4 Eternity Recipe ChallengeEaster

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend or Palm Sunday.  It is hard to believe next week is Easter!!  Usually I think of Spring when I think of Easter...not so this weekend.  We got over 4 inches of snow and sleet!!  Oh well...making cards with pastels made me feel like spring.

Today I would like to share one of those cards.  Since next week is Easter, the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs wants to see your Easter creations with the theme "He is Risen".  Here is my creation using Scripture Collection 10, Let the Earth Rejoice and Happy Spring.  The egg in the background is one I made out of wood using  Words of Faith and Happy Spring/Pussy Willow and Egg  for a centerpiece at Easter. 

Card Recipe:
stamps: ODBD Stamps Used: Scripture Collection 10, Happy Spring, Let the Earth Rejoice
ODBD Dies Used: Recipe Card and Tags Die
other dies: Spellbinders Labels 27, Classic Circles, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourisih
accessories: May Arts Silk ribbon, prima flowers, flower ribbon (gifted), Darice Embossing Folder

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 7 (two weeks) 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 who participates, however, has 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!!

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.


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges   Easter Die Cuttin' Divas  #108 Embossing With Ribbon  Tuesday Alchemy #53 Monochromatic Pastel Colours Ribbon Carousel Challenge  Spring is in the air ABC Challenges - Easter Cards Cheery Lynn Designs  Spring Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas Easter Eggstravaganza Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastels Fashionista Challenge -Pink Incy Wincy Designs Pastels Melonheadz Friends Challenge -Easter or Spring2 Sisters - #136 Easter/SpringMy Sheri Crafts  EasterSweet Stampin  Lots of Layers Broken Box Stock  EasterCrafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  Easter
Monday, March 25, 2013
Happy Monday all!! I hope you are all doing well!!  The snow is on the ground and boy does it ever look like a winter day.  I am cozy inside with the fire going.

Today I would like to pop in and share another card with you.  I like to watch Dr. Charles Stanley on Sunday mornings/evenings before church  and this was the theme of his sermon focusing on Easter.  While this is not in Easter colors, it definitely shows the true meaning of Easter.

For my card I used Crocheted Background , Scrolly Borders and Scripture Collection 11 from Our Daily Bread Designs. 

I colored parts or the scroll frame and background with Marina Mist and Baja Breeze but it is hard to distinguish in the photo.

The dies to frame the sentiment is created with Spellbinders Fancy Labels 2.

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


Saturday, March 23, 2013
Happy Saturday Friends!! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!!  Today is suppose to be in the 50's so I hope to get some yard work done.  I am so ready for spring!! The trees have their buds and they look like they are ready to pop...the day lilies are sprouting, the daffodils are blooming...

Today I wanted to share a more springy/summery card with you.  I made it on a rainy day just to make me feel like it was a springy beautiful day.  Pastels just make me feel happy.  The layout uses a sketch designed by Korin Sutherland for Splitcoast SC428

Card Recipe:
StampsSentiments Collection 2 
Papers: Prima Meadow Lark, Lilac, Neenah white
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 23, Labels 23 grand, lattice,
Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents

Embossing folders: Darice
Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies-Small

Here is a picture of the stamp set:

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


Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hello Friends!! 

I just love Easter and the hope and new life Christ brought when he died on the cross so I decided to make an Easter Centerpiece using Words of Faith and Happy Spring/Pussy Willow and Egg from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Rather than stamping on paper, I stamped on wooden eggs.  What a fun project!! For complete step by step directions and materials, you can see my tutorial at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog here.

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.


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Word Art Wednesday, which always is Anything Goes with Scripture or an encouraging sentiment, and there's always a free word art for you too!  Everybody-Art-Challenge  #228 Spring  Opus Gluei -  Spring has Sprung, Glitter n Sparkle - Easter/Spring ColoursCelebrate the Occasion  #104 Happy EasterFlourishes Timeless Tuesday #213 Bring On Spring Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Spring Ribbon Carousel Challenge  Spring is in the airCraft Your Passion  Ribbons or LaceCrafty Bloggers Network Spring or PastelsIThe Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge EasterDL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge -  EasterLink Up For Pink  Must have Pink, see challenge for other parameters Shelly's Images  Anything Goes Little Red Wagon - #177 Easter Paper Shelter Challenge  #104 SpringStampavie and More #189 Easter Papertake Weekly  Easter Treats


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