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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hello, all!! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  Boy is it ever fleeting quickly.  On August 3, the teachers go back to work and a week later school begins.  Where has the summer gone?  One more week of summer bliss and we, the family, plan to make the most of it at the lake!!  I can't wait!!  After being tied down with my injury last summer, I am so thankful I am able to get out this summer.  While I am not 100% and still have limitations, it is so much better than last summer, to God be the Glory!! I am so thankful!!!

Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek for the new upcoming release at ODBD on August 1.  I have combined it with the Shining the Light Anything Goes challenge!

The sneak peak sets include ODBD Boho Faith and Boho Paisley Background (sneak peek) stamp sets that I embossed in white and holographic embossing powder and then use embossing resist with green galore, almost amethyst and bashful blue.  I used the new Stitched Ovals and Ovals dies (sneak peek) to create a shaker card to frame the sentiment. The glittering and sparkling "Faith" is die cut with the sneak peek Faith, Hope, Love die. In addition to the sneak peek dies, I used the Layered Lacey Squares to frame the card, the Decorative Corners, Beautiful Borders, and the Vintage Labels (to coordinate with the oval image in Boho Faith).  The outside border in front of the lacey border is created with the Flourished Star Pattern die.
Our Daily Bread Designs, Boho Faith, Boho Paisley Background, Faith, Hope, Love dies, Stitched Ovals dies, Ovals dies, Layered Lacey Squares dies, Decorative Corners dies, Beautiful Borders dies, Vintage Labels dies, Flourished Star Pattern dies, designed by Chris Olsen

Our Daily Bread Designs, Boho Faith, Boho Paisley Background, Faith, Hope, Love dies, Stitched Ovals , Ovals dies, Layered Lacey Squares, Decorative Corners, Beautiful Borders, Vintage Labels, Flourished Star Pattern, designed by Chris Olsen

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Boho Faith, Boho Paisley Background
ODBD Dies Used: Faith, Hope, Love dies (sneak peek), Stitched Ovals (sneak Peek), Ovals dies (sneak peek), Layered Lacey Squares, Decorative Corners, Beautiful Borders, Vintage Labels, Flourished Star Pattern 

For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Elizabeth, Paula, Robin, Chris, and Diana.

This is an anything goes challenge, however, you MUST use ODBD stamps and add your entry by August 2 at 8 pm EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a blessed day!!

.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope all is well with you!!  It has very hot and humid here.  While it is so nice to see the sun out and it just cheers your day and outlook on life, it has been super hot here!!  The humidity is so high that the windows are all steamed up.  Please know I am not complaining although I do have to say having  air conditioning in the house has been a real blessing.

Today I am popping in to share a style of card I usually don't do....shabby chic.  It is difficult for me to splotch ink and distress.  I tend to go for the elegant, clean and polished look.  Shabby does not fit my personality well.  That being said, I had a blast using the Shining the Light Inspiration at Our Daily Bread Designs to create this card!!

Designed by Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Home Sweet Home, Welcoming Window, Flower Box Filler, Window Shutters and Awning, Fancy Foliage, Vintage Flourish Labels, Blushing Rose Rose Collection

ODBD Stamps Used: Home Sweet Home
ODBD Paper Used: Blushing Rose Collection

This is a gift set I created using my dear hubby's creation: A Big Ben Cigar Pen in Ebony!!  The pen is available in our Etsy store here.

Here is the photo of the ODBD Inspiration:
As I watch the news and hear all the turmoil in this world, I often wonder "can it get any worse?" I need to remind myself that God is in control no matter what and to keep looking up.  It is not by my own strength that I make it through each day.  We as Americans and a world are forgetting God and as a result we are falling apart.  Here is my personal reminder....

Scripture verse of the day: 

Ephesians 6:10-12

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Robin Clendenning, Paula Bigelow, Diana Nguyen, Elizabeth Whisson

We would love to have you join the challenge!! You have until July 26 at 8 pm EST to add your card to the linky here.  You may use any stamps on one of your creations but if you make more than one card for the challenge, you must use ODBD stamps.  Please do not post your entries to Facebook or Flicker as many can not view or comment on them there.

Have a blessed day!! 
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying the summer!  I know I am!! It seems like it is flying by!!  Three more weeks and school begins here.  How sad!!

When I think of summer I think of my daylilies and flowers.  With that in mind, I used the new Shining the Light challenge sketch to create a summer themed card using one of my fave color combos.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Fragrance, Trois Jolie Papillons, Home Sweet Home ODBD dies Used: Layered Lacey Squares, Beautiful Borders, Trois Papillons, Mini Tags, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD dies Used: Layered Lacey SquaresBeautiful BordersTrois PapillonsMini Tags  

Here is a matching gift set I created using the card above and a desk pen/letter opener set my husband turned.  I just love them together.  Here is the link to the desk set available in our Etsy store

The grass withers and flowers fade, but the Word of our God lives forever. Isaiah 40:8

I just love flowers, especially day lilies and I so look forward to the new surprises that will open each day from our 99 different varieties!!  As beautiful as they are, they don't last forever.  What a comfort that God's promises and Word endure.  It is not like the daylily that lasts for one day and then die, but it (God's Word and promises) is constant and the one thing we can depend upon. What a blessing!!


We would love to have you join us for the sketch.  For more details, you can visit the ODBD blog or see the inspiration from my dt sisters:
Robin Clendenning, Paula Bigelow, Chris Olsen, Elizabeth Whisson, Diana Nguyen
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!


Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes (free scripture or inspirational digis offer onsite each week!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend and that for those of you living in the USA, you had a blessed Holiday weekend!!

It has been a while since posting since I have been away on a mission trip with my girls.  We had a great time fellowshipping with fellow believers, sharing our faith with others and working for those in need.  It was a very eye-opening experience for my dear daughters to see how others live and what it is like in poorer inner-city areas.  While it was good to go away and have this experience, we are all glad to be home again. The many people we met, even their poverty, were happy.  It reminds me of the verse:

Philippians 4:12New International Version 

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Today, I am popping in to share a card I made for the Shining the Light challenge which is a color challenge this week!! I had so much fun playing with new dies available at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

Home Sweet Home, Antique Labels and Borders die, Welcoming Window die, Flower Box Fillers die, Window Shutter and Awning die, Fancy Foliage die, Fence die, Grass Border die, Shabby Rose Paper collection, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Home Sweet Home
ODBD Paper Used: Shabby Rose Paper Collection

Here are the colors for the challenge:
I used the three pinks and a different variation of the green.

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Robin Clendenning
Chris Olsen

If you would like to join us, we would love to see your creations.  You have until July 12 to add your creation to the linky here.
For more details on the challenge, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the July ODBD New Release!! The team has lots of inspiration in store for you with a variety of beautiful stamp sets and dies!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until July 2, 2015, at 9 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the designers blogs for a chance to win!! The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  For more details about the release, please visit this post at the ODBD blog.

I had so much fun playing with the new sets: Blossom and Fragrance!!  For my first card, I used the Fragrance image and the sentiment from Blossom that I matted on the Vintage labels Dies.  The image panel is framed with the Layered Lacey Squares die. The background of my card is created using the embossing resist technique on the Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing Folder.

My second creation uses the single rose bud from the Blossom stamp set and the sentiment from Fragrance matted or cut out with ODBD Elegant Ovals. The background is embossed with the Goosebumps lattice embossing folder.

Here is a photo of the stamps and die sets used from ODBD:

I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!  For more inspiration for the release, please visit my dt sisters: Cathy, Julie, Sandee, Silke, Dawn, Grace, America, Lisa, Amy, Lori, Angie, and Sabrina

Thanks for your visit and comments!! Have a blessed day!!


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