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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!

Today is a beautiful day!  The sun is shining and the humidity is less. Prayerfully I can go out with Scott when he returns home!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD!!  This week's challenge is Happy Birthday!!  It is perfect for me as I have both my daughter's birthday's in the next two weeks.

Here is my creation for my sweet Nicki's birthday on Friday using Bloom, Iris, and Peaches from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I also used the ODBD Elegant Ovals  and Beautiful Borders die as well as a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval.  The embossed background is Sizzix x and o's embossing folder.

I had a lot of fun creating this scene by masking the iris and foxglove images 4 times each and then coloring them with copics.  The sentiment is recessed and not popped up on top of the card.  Only the scalloped edge is raised.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Happy Birthday, Peaches, Foxglove, Bloom, Iris, Elegant Ovals die, Beautiful Borders die, designer- Chris Olsen



ODBD Stamps Used: BloomIris, and Peaches
ODBD Dies Used:  ODBD Elegant Ovals  and Beautiful Borders
Other dies used: Spellbinders Scalloped Oval
Embossing Folder: Sizzix x and o's embossing folder

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

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until July 6 join in. We would love to see your creations!!


blessings,

Friday, June 20, 2014
Hello Friends!!  I hope all is well!! I am so excited to have the opportunity to join the Bread Basket in sharing inspiration from Our Daily Bread Designs most recent release especially since I was unable to join the release post on June 1.  This release has so many wonderful stamps and dies that I love!!! My talented dt sisters have lots of inspiration to share!!



Here is my creation using the ODBD Galileo Rose Co.. and the Blushing Rose collection paper!!


Here are the supplies from the new release I used:




For more inspiration using the gorgeous ODBD June stamps visit  the ODBD blog or my talented dt sisters:

Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Dawn * Lori * Cathy * Julie *

 Sabrina * Wanda * Chris

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are in some way inspired by my creation!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well and that your day is full of sunshine!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge: One Layer!  A real challenge for me!!!  

Here is my creation using Iris (image)and Rose (sentiment) from ODBD.  I had so much fun dry embossing, coloring up the iris, scoring and adding some extra bling for some extra elegance and sparkle. 

Supplies:
ODBD Stamps: Iris (image)and Rose (sentiment) 
Embossing Folder: Vine and Flower Garden Embossing Folder
Accessories: Rhinestones and Pearls, Scoring blade for frame, Martha Stewart Eyelet Punch
Ink: Memento and Copic Markers


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

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until June 22 join in. We would love to see your creations!!

blessings,
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Hello Friends!!  I hope you are all enjoying your week.  The week seems to be so much longer when you are confined to the couch with only my daily Physical Therapy and exercises to occupy my time.  I have to say, however, that I have been so blessed to have my parents staying with me to help me as well as my girls.  While creating takes much more time with all the pain and inconvenience of being on the couch, I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to create to help pass the time and give me a feeling of purpose.

Here is one I created using Our Daily Bread Designs- Rose Bouquet and Cherry Blossom as well as the ODBD Decorative Vase die.




 After die cutting the vase and raising the raised portion of the die, I embossed it in silver. The designer paper is My Mind's Eye-Happy Day. The embossing folder is Anna Griffin-Poppies. The border along the bottom is Spellbinders Curved Borders one.  The oval at the top is Imperial Gold Labels 4.

I want to thank my loving daughters again for helping me get everything I need and bringing it to me on the couch. I am so thankful for the patience and helpfulness!! I am so blessed!!

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5:20


Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I have so much to be thankful for, we all do!  We have so many things we take for granted...each step...each breath...waking up to a new day...Thank you for another day, Lord!!!

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

hugs,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope you all is going well with you!!  I  continue to improve each and every day and I have so much to be Thankful FOR!!!  God is so good!!  Each day I feel so blessed to wake up to a new morning!!

This is the day the Lord has made!! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!

Keep with this theme of Thanksgiving, I wanted to make a Thank you card for some dear friends from church who made dinner for our this past week while I have been laid up.  I am so thankful for my many friends who have written thoughtful words, prayed for me and have offered so much help.

For my creation I incorporated this week's Shining the Light challenge: Pink, Tan, and Ivory.  I used the verse from Cherry Blossom.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Cherry Blossoms, Fancy Foliage, Elegant Ovals, designer- Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Cherry Blossom
ODBD Dies Used: Elegant OvalsFancy Foliage
Embossing Folder- Sizzix x and o's
Prima Flowers, ZVA Creative Pearls


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Linda CarsonElizabeth Whisson, Diana NguyenCheryl ScrivensDJ Rants, and Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until June 15th 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!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. May you have a blessed day!!


hugs,


Challenges I am entering in: TCP Challenge - kraft, rose, vanilla Word Art Wednesday- inspirational (free scripture available)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hello friends!! It seems like forever since I have been able to make a card or post a card, here, on my blog.  So much has happened in the last few weeks.  While I am going through so much health wise right now, I have so much for sparing my life.  

A little over three weeks ago I broke my ankle, dislocated my knee and tore a bunch of ligaments in my left leg while doing mulch in our backyard.  What seemed like just an injury, turned out to be life threatening as I had massive blood clots go into my lungs three days later which they found after I had a major black out.  I praise God for the nurses and doctors while I was in the hospital who gave me such tender loving care for the 12 days I was there as well as the healing He gave me, sparing my life!!! God is so Good!!  The doctors and nurses marveled and were amazed at how I progressed and told me several times how they could not believe I made it through.  I feel like I have a second chance at life.  I guess God still has a plan for my life here on earth and He is not finished with me yet!!  It is frustrating as I experience so much pain and it seems like my knee seems to be getting worse, but I know God is in control.  I pray God will continue to heal me and that I can honor Him in all I do. Thanks to so many how many who have sent me emails, cards and who are praying for me!!

While I am currently immobile and it is very hard to craft with my injuries, I am so blessed to have two darling daughters to assist me cutting with my dies etc and fetch all I need.  Here is a card I created for this week's Shining the Light challenge: White on White using the new ODBD Aster Dies, Decorative Vase Die, and Rose stamp set as well as the ODBD Recipe and Tags Die. The embossing folder is from the Sizzix Birds and Wreath embossing folder set and this particular folder is Wreath, Elegant (A2 large).


Our Daily Bread Designs-Aster Dies, Decorative Vase Die, Recipe and Tags Die, Rose stamp set, Chris Olsen


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Linda CarsonElizabeth Whisson, Diana NguyenCheryl ScrivensDJ Rants, and Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until June 8th 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!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. May you have a blessed day!!

hugs,

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