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Thursday, October 31, 2013



Hello Friends!! 

Today I had the pleasure of playing with the WT451- Masked Fun challenge at Splitcoast.  What a perfect challenge for Halloween. LOL! Instead of making a Halloween card, however, I went with Christmas.

I masked the Christmas Rose from Our Daily Bread Designs 4 times to create a "garden" of roses. I also used masking with a scalloped die to create my sky. After I colored my image with copics (R00, R01, R11, R20, R22, R24, Y21 and Y35  for the roses, G00, YGO3, YG17, and G21 for the leaves, and R24, R59, and R48 for the berries), I dry embossed my panel with Darice Damask

My sewing machine was acting up this a.m. GRRRRRR! So I decided to create a pierced border instead. The sentiment is a sneak peek from Vintage Pattern Ornaments to be released tomorrow at ODBD.

This card also fits this week's Shining the Light Challenge ODBDSLC176 at ODBD which is to not use ribbon or lace.  If you have the time, we would love to have you join us!!

I am entering this into the Word Art Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes.  Word art Wednesday shares free inspirational scripture and sentiments each week!!

Well that is all for me today!! I had fun creating this but now it is off to work I go.  I hope you all have a chance to stop by tomorrow for the New Release at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!  

Have a blessed day!!!




challenges I am entering my card in besides Word Art Wed. and ODBD:
Craft Room Challenge   Stencils & Masks


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope all is well.  Life has been very busy for me since I have had my parents spending the week!!  What a blessing to have the time and opportunity to spend time together.

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge...combined with a sneak peek of two sets to be released on November 1 from Our Daily Bread Designs and another creation using ODBD's beautiful Christmas Paper Collection 2013!!

This week's challenge is: 

What better time to see and or recognize God's glory than at Christmas!!





Card Recipe: 
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: The Earth, Poinsettia Wreath (sneak peek)
Dies: Spellbinders Ovals (Classic), Spellbinders Opulent Ovals

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 October 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.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hello Friends!! Each day it looks more and more like fall as the leaves change and fall and the temperatures become cooler.

In honor of the cool fall days Our Daily Bread Designs would like to see your fall creations for the Shining the Light challenge!!

Here is my creation using Fall Flower Pumpkin and the Flowers with Pumpkin die.  The sentiment is from Autumn Blessings.  I decided to create a center step card.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Autumn Blessings, Fall Flower Pumpkin, ODBD Custom Pumpkin with Flowers die,  ODBD Custom Recipe and Tags die, Chris Olsen

Card Recipe: 
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Autumn Blessings, Fall Flower Pumpkin 
Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon, Gold Cording

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 October 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.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,


Challenge I added my card to: Flourishes- Fussy Cutting
Friday, October 18, 2013
Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs  October Release, here is the card/project I created using Jesus is the Reason and Candy Cane!!  I just love all the stamps and dies this month.  They are so fun, beautiful and versatile!! 







I decided to design my own background with the heart candy cane from the Jesus is the Reason stamp set. The candy cane is colored with copics, cut out and mounted on the Spellbinders Petite Ovals dies.  The sentiment is framed with the Labels 4 die from Spellbinders and a fancy tag is placed behind it for the fancy scrolls at the end.

I just love designing gift boxes to accompany cards. The candy wrapper uses a template designed by Leigh Ann Baird and the .Jesus is the Reason stamp set.  

Here are the stamp sets used:







 For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog  and/or my dt sisters:  


Chris  (you are here)Grace Julie * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Sabrina




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

blessings,
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hello Friends!! I hope you are doing well!! I am in the middle of a very busy day and week but I thought I would pop in with a new card that I created with some new designer paper from ODBD!!! Yes!! ODBD has their own custom design paper that is gorgeous!! It is a 6x6 pack; all the individual sheets can be seen here !! Although the paper is called 2013 ODBD Christmas Paper Collection and it coordinates with  quite a few of the ODBD sets, many can be used for all occasions!!!!




Here is a card I created with chipboard birds and the new gorgeous dp!!  


I used the WT449 challenge hosted by Cathy on SCS for this card to use chipboard.  I wanted to use this ODBD For Unto you Chalkboard, some chipboard and the gorgeous BRAND NEW   ODBD  Christmas Paper Collection 2013!!! (Oh I am so in love with this 6 x 6 paper! ) When I first saw the challenge,  I thought chipboard....I don't have any.  Surprise, Surprise I found a package of some awesome chipboard pieces...including these birds. I have things in my craft cupboards that I did not even know I had. LOL!  I painted the birds with acryllic and metallic paints.


While I am not at all ready for Christmas, I just love Christmas and the joy that it brings!!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. (Luke 2:11-12)

This gift is not just an ordinary gift but a gift of salvation and hope for all who believe!!!   We love all gadgets or gifts. We love seeing that delivery truck pull up in front of the house, and eagerly hop down the stairs to answer the door. When inside, the box is immediately ripped open and whatever was contained inside is put to quick use. Or...we all have visions of opening those gifts up at Christmas and expecting what we always wanted.  What excitement!!  The gift of Christ's birth is humble and lowly and not wrapped in pretty papers but it is a gift for all of us!!!   Christ came into the world for us!! What a gift!!!  This should be more exciting than any tangible or earthly gift!!!



Supplies used from Our Daily Bread Designs:

CHRISTMAS PAPER COLLECTION 2013


CARD RECIPE

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- For Unto You
Paper: River Rock, Black, 2013 ODBD Christmas Paper Collection
Ink: Black Memento
Accessories: chipboard from my stash, wrinkled ribbon, burlap, acrylic and metallic paints


I am entering this into the Word Art Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes.  Word art Wednesday shares free inspirational scripture and sentiments each week!!

I am also entering my card in:



Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,


Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hello Friends!! Well it is Tuesday and time for another fun challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  


 This week's challenge is: Create your own Background  (Create your own background with stamps or embossing- no designer paper)

Here is my creation using Candy Cane and Jesus is the Reason. The shape uses Grand Labels 23 from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is framed with Gold Labels 4.

I stamped the small candy cane from Jesus is the Reason several times to create my background.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Candy Cane, Jesus is the Reason, 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 October 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.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hello Friends!! I hope you are all having a blessed week thus far...the weekend is on it's way and I am so excited!!  This weekend will be fun as it is the Railroad Festival in our Historic town of Appomattox with lots of fun...including a parade, sidewalk sale, and etc.  Our church is also celebrating it's 179th year and will be having a Harvest weekend!!  I look forward to singing with the choir as I have so missed singing with the Heaven's Harmony group from Goshen Reformed Church in NY. I praise God for the opportunity to join this week!!!

Anywho...Fall is here and before you know it....Christmas will be here too.  With that in mind I am so behind!! I need to get cracking on the cards.  I like to make quick cards but I also to make some more intricate for close friends and family.  This card is a little more intricate or not one you necessarily mass reproduce but yet not to detailed.

I decided to use the Prince of Peace Chalkboard from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I wanted to add some pizaaz so I added glamour dust under my bracket border.




CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Prince of Peace
Paper: Navy, White, SU designer paper
Ink: Black Memento
Accessories: Spellbinders- A2 Bracket Borders 1

I am entering this into the Word Art Wednesday challenge which is Anything Goes.  Word art Wednesday shares free inspirational scripture and sentiments each week!!


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope you are having a great beginning to your week!!  Fall is really beginning with the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler nights.

Today I am popping in to share a card I made for this week's Shining the Light challenge.

This week's challenge is: Let us see your Fall Leaves!! They must be stamped or die cut, not just on your designer paper.

For my creation I used the new Autumn Blessings and Leaves background stamps from ODBD.



Card Recipe: 
Dies: Spellbinders Gold Decorative Labels 4 die, Labels 4
Other accessories: Gold cording, gold embossing powder, pearls
Ink: Versamark, Black Memento, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizaaz

For more inspiration please visit my talented dt sisters:


To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until October 13th  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.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Bearly Mine Challenges - #107 Ribbon/String/Twine
Inky Chicks - #14 Use Two Different Die Cuts 
Twist Of Faith Card Challenges - #58 Autumn Colours
Sweet Stamps  - #138 Fall
Digi Darla Challenge - Brightly-coloured Fall-themed creation
Lady Anne's Challenge - Autumn/Fall
MarkerPOP Challenge - Anything Goes with Copic or ShinHan markers
Parade Your Crafts -  Fall
WordArt Wednesdays -Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!

blessings,
Monday, October 7, 2013
Today is Kelley's birthday and the bread basket at Our Daily Bread Designs is having a Birthday blog hop to help her celebrate!! Happy Birthday Kelley!!! I hope you have a great day and enjoy the hop!!

In honor of Kelley's Birthday I made this card using the violets from The Lord is Risen and the sentiment from Peaches.



CARD RECIPE:
Stamps:The Lord is RisenPeaches.
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Brick Wall border, Provocraft Spots
Dies: Spellbinders Lattice Motif, Cheery Lynn French Pastry die,  Spellbinders Back to Basic Tags, Parisian accents (border)
Accessories: Silver Cording, pearls
Ink: Black Memento, Copics


I hope you have enjoyed my creation. To complete the hop, click on the links below.


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

Saturday, October 5, 2013




Hello friends!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and maybe even have a chance to make a card since it is World Card Making Day!!



Join us this weekend as Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates World Card Making Day!  Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, or cards using techniques we would love to see the cards you create using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and dies!  Your cards can be any theme, as long as they use only ODBD Stamps and if you have ODBD Dies, we'd love to see those too!

As a thank you for playing along with us, Our Daily Bread Designs will be sending you a 20% off coupon code, that can be used in the ODBD Store through October 31, 2013, good towards the purchase of ODBD Stamps.*
How to enter:
To become eligible for a 20% off ODBD Coupon good towards the purchase of ODBD Stamps, you will need to create a card using only ODBD stamps and add your permalink using the link tool below.  Be sure to add your ODBD card to this post by Monday, October 7, 2013, 11:00pm EDT.  Any cards that do not use ODBD only stamps will be removed.

In honor of World Card Making Day and the contest at ODBD I would like to share this card made with Thankful Song!!  The tag is cut with the Custom ODBD Recipe and Tags Die.


For more inspiration from my talented dt sisters click on the links below:


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

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