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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Happy Hump Day Friends!!

Two days of posts in a row have to be a record for me as of late.  Time just seems to be something I don't have much of lately.  But since I fell yesterday tripping over my computer cord (duh to me) and hurt my back, leg and left arm, it is raining, and I don't have work today, I do have more time.  I made a quick one though since sitting on straight chairs is just a tad painful for me.

I decided to play with a sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  How fun!

To me the sketch was perfect for making a door. I used wood panel paper and put the sentiment in the door knob...perfect to go with the theme of the sentiment.

The keys are cut out of embossed gold paper using the Our Daily Bread Designs Angel Wings to be released tomorrow at ODBD. The Rustic Beauty paper collection and Keys to Heaven sentiment are also sneak peeks.

Card Recipe:
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs Angel Wings (keys- sneak peek), Beautiful Borders, Spellbinders circles
Paper: ODBD Rustic Beauty Paper collection (released May 1)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed day!!



Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hello Friends!! It seems like time to post on my blog has become less frequent these days.  Finally this week I feel I can have fun crafting and do some blogging as well as have some R and R time.  This week's work hours will be a little less...at least at the beginning of the week anyway.  It is so fun to be able to spend more time with my darling daughters and do some things I have not had time for lately.

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge which is to use Our Daily Bread Designs and Spring colors on your creation!!  This is ODBD's 200th challenge!!!!

My creation uses the new stamps and dies to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs on Thursday: Glory, Carried to Heaven, and Vintage Labels dies.  I nested the Vintage Labels in the Vintage Florish Pattern dies released last month. 

The outside frame is created with the Majestic Labels 25 dies from Spellbinders.

Sympathy cards are so hard to make but it seems like they are needed so often.  I hope this card inspires a recent widow.




For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Linda Carson, Elizabeth Whisson, Diana Nguyen, Cheryl Scrivens, DJ Rants, and Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until May 4th to join us. If you participate you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted on the blog.  We would love to see your creations!!

Challenges I am playing in:
Word Art Wednesday

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I truly appreciated them.

Blessings,




Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope you all had a Blessed Easter!!!  I had a wonder Easter and I have truly been enjoying my precious time with my parents who are spending the week with us.  Time goes so fast and I dread a couple more days when they are on the way home.

Today I am popping in to share a card I created with the sketch at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge.  I flipped the sketch on it's side.

ODBD Stamps UsedScripture Collection 13
ODBD Paper UsedHeart and Soul Collection

Here is the sketch:



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 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.

Challenge I am playing in:
Word Art Wednesday

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.

Blessings,

Friday, April 18, 2014
The month is just flying by and it is hard to believe that we are more than half way through.  Today the "bread basket" at Our Daily Bread Designs is popping in to share a review or project using the April release!!  The team has lots of inspiration so you don't want to miss it!!

Today I would like to share a creation I made with the Chalkboard Vine Background, The Cross, Ornamental Cross Dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, and Beautiful Borders dies as well as the Faith Paper Collection.



Here is the photo of the sets, dies and paper used:




For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

Grace * Chris * Stacy * Julie * Dawn * Lori * Sabrina * Cathy * Sandee * Wanda

or the ODBD blog.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.

Blessings,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Happy Thursday Friends!! I hope everyone is doing well!!  I can't believe Easter is right upon us!! Where does the time go?!!  I am not only excited for celebrating the resurrection of a Savior but also that my parents are coming to visit for a week!!  I have been so looking forward spending time with them.

Today I am popping in to share a card and Wish you all a Blessed Easter!!!


This card was created for a challenge at Splitcoast where Dawn challenged participants to take a slice off the front of the card and have the sentiment show on one side.  What a fun style and fold.  I did not use any designer paper but rather used Our Daily Bread Designs Chalkboard Words Background stamped in lovely lilac and the sentiment from ODBD The Cross.  The cross on the top is cut out with ODBD Ornamental Cross die.
The border on the top is the ODBD Beautiful Borders die.

This card also fits this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD which is to make an Easter showing the true meaning of Easter and use pastels.  


To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until April 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. We would love to see your creations.

What a powerful verse and one of my very favorites.  May His love be yours this Easter!!

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.

Blessings,







Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Happy Tuesday all!!  I can't believe Easter is less than a week away!! Where does the time go!!  To me Easter is the real opening of the Spring season and a very joyful time!! Better yet...my parents are coming in a few days also!!!!!

Today I would like to share an Easter/Spring creation I created for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs: "He is Risen" with Pastels.


Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps: Flourish Label Borders, The Cross
ODBD Dies: Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Ornamental Cross die, Recipe and Tag Die
Spellbinders: Resplendent Rectangles


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 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.

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.

Blessings,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Happy Tuesday Friends!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge!!

The challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light is Rain or Water.  Let's see a technique using water, water in your image or a mostly aqua creation!!


For this creation I stenciled and embossed the Vintage Flourish Die with aqua ink and then layered the Flourished Label Bordercut out with the matching die (Vintage Flourish Die).  In the center of the label I masked the edges and stamped the Chalkboard Fan Background.  The Waves on the Sea image was colored with copics and cut out with a circle die and recessed in a Black circle to look like a port hole on a ship.

This is one of my fave ODBD images and it reminds me of this passage:

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

What a comfort to know that God is always present and that he can calm not only the natural forces of life but our circumstances of life!!!  In the storms of your life may you feel His presence even when you feel you don't see him!!


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 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.

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.

Blessings,

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hello Friends!!

Today I am excited to be sharing the newest release at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!  The Bread Basket will be sharing creations made using the new releases so you won't want to miss all their inspiration!!

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD store, the be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps!! You have until April 2, 2014 at 9 pm EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be post on the ODBD blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!!


My first creation uses the Chalkboard Shell Background Stamp, the Chalkboard Paper (for the sentiment), and the Ornamental Cross and the Vintage Flourish Pattern dies from this months release!!!
The sentiment from the Chalkboard paper is cut out with the Antique Labels die from a previous release as well as the Beautiful Border along the bottom.  As you can see, the cross dies are perfect for layering!!


My second creation, uses one of my fave colors.  The stamps and dies on this creation are all new releases this month with the exception of the Beautiful Borders.  The stamps used include, Chalkboard Vine Background, Chalkboard Lattice Background, Flourished Border Labels and The Cross.  The dies used include the Vintage Pattern Flourish Dies and the Ornamental Cross.

Here is a photo of the stamps, dies and papers used:











I hope you are in some way inspired by my creations!! Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments!!

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Dawn * Julie * Lori * Cathy * Sabrina * Silke * Wanda * Angie * Audrey * Lisa 
or visit the ODBD blogs here.

blessings,

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