Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WAW184 ~ Deuteronomy 30:14 ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
  
Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate this week's sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

This week, I decided to go with a gold and white color scheme...


I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I placed a gold poster board layer on top (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a slightly smaller white card stock mat.  I used a scrap of the poster board (it holds embossing so well and is SO MUCH cheaper than 12 x 12 pieces of gold card stock) to create my lattice layer.  I started to print the scripture on vellum but had a slight boo boo.  I added adhesive to the back when placing it on card stock and running it through the printer...  well guess what?  I put the adhesive exactly where the scripture printed!  When I removed the vellum, it left a nice layer of white card stock bits on the back...  I really liked the look and left it exactly the way I found it!  I thought the scraps actually made the print stand out!  Can you say, HAPPY ACCIDENT???  I added a cute ladybug stamp image (colored with Copics) and a gold and white floral spray in the corner.  The flower is actually Kraft...  but I thought it worked nicely!  

So here are the items you see...

Digital Stamps - Word Art Wednesday
Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Quatrefoil Pattern Die
Other Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Butterfly and Bugs
Coordinating Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Butterfly and Bugs Die
Paper - Vellum, White Card Stock - Georgia Pacific, Poster Board - Hobby Lobby
Flower - Recollections - Michaels
Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings...

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release.  Here is the card I created using Belles VignesTrois Jolis PapillonsButterfly and Bugs, and Fancy Fritillary Die.  For more inspiration using the May Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
 

I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I added a royal blue matting.  I created the focal panel with white card stock, stamping various butterfly images from the Trois Jolis Papillons and Butterfly and Bugs stamp sets with embossing ink and adding clear embossing powder.  After heating, I inked the panel with various blue distress dies and wiped the excess off of the embossed design.  I then used a variety of blue inks to stamp the same images randomly as desired.  (I wasn't sure if I should overlap but I decided to just go ahead...)  I stamped the sentiment (Belles Vignes) on white card stock and added blue matting before placing it near the bottom.  I finished the design with a butterfly die (Fancy Fritillary) and adhesive backed pearls.  

Here's the new items you see...





Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit my "Sister Sticks."  Have a wonderful day!
  
ODBD Blog (If  you get turned around...) 

 Lori (ME)* Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Cathy * Amy 
 America * Wanda 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

~ Your Song ~

Good afternoon!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Mother's Day!  My Mom and I spent some quality time together this weekend, visiting, shopping and dining out...  just the two of us.  I must admit, I do not spend nearly the time I should with my Mother.  And there are no excuses.  After all, my Mom never made excuses when it came to taking care of me.  She wasn't too busy to fix my meals, sew my doll dresses and patch up my boo boos.  To this day, when I get sick, I want my Mom.  And sadly, I know that one day I won't have her.  So that makes the time we have even more precious! 

Sometimes, we just have to make time for the people and things that really matter.  Today's project reflects that sentiment.  This new set from Our Daily Bread Designs' includes a wonderful Chinese Proverb that sums it up nicely!


Sometimes we are just simply to busy to really enjoy life!  We need to sing our song each and every day!  For me, that means spending more time with those that matter...  especially my precious Mother!  

So here's a close up of today's project...


I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a salmon pink mat.  I made my base with white card stock and paper punched hexagons from Our Daily Bread Designs' Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I the fit them all together leaving a bit of white card stock peeking out until I created a pattern I liked.  I then cut the panel down slightly smaller than my salmon CS layer and adhered it.  I used a couple of older dies to create my sentiment panel and base including Vintage Labels Die and Vintage Flourished Pattern Die.  I stamped my sentiment (Memento Toffee Crunch ink) on my main panel.  This darling stamp can be found in this month's Spread Your Wings set along with the dove image shown here.  I stamped my bee image (Butterfly and Bugs) on Copic paper and colored it.  I finished it up with the coordinating Butterfly and Bugs Die.  The dove (Spread Your Wings) also has a coordinating die set, Birds and Nests Die.  The white blossoms can also be found in the Birds and Nests Die set.  

So here are the new items you see today...





and some old favorites...

SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33

VINTAGE LABEL DIES - CSBD55

VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56

Thanks for stopping in today!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WAW181 ~ Rejoice ~

Good morning and welcome back to another fun challenge at
Word Art Wednesday.

Things have been a bit crazy for me as of late and Karen at Word Art Wednesday has been gracious enough to let me remain with WAW on a bi-weekly basis.  I am working through some medical challenges at the moment and would appreciate any prayers you could send up for me.  I firmly believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for spiritual growth and learning.  I know God has some big plans in this process for me! 

Now on to the fun stuff!  ;-)
Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of this week's challenge details including WAW's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

Thank you, thank you and thank you to this week's sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided prizes this week!  

I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately!  (Does anyone else feel my pain???)  And I have become quite enamored of cards resembling quilts and/or quilt blocks.  So here is my attempt at a fun pinwheel using papers from Hobby Lobby (The Paper Studio.)


I started out with an ecru card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I added a deep teal mat and printed today's sentiment on another ecru CS scrap and cut it slightly smaller.  After adding it, I paper punched 6 pieces of coordinating DP (4 of each design) and added then carefully overlapping each one.  I found it was easier to start with my floral pattern and lay down all in a square on the ecru base before adding the other alternate design.  I placed each with dimensional foam that could be repositioned just in case a block needed to be "moved."  And for the final touch?  I added a button with a bit of baker's twine looped through the middle?  So easy and I LOVE how it turned out.  

Back to Pinterest to see what other quilt designs I can copy!  lol...  So don't forget to stop back at WAW each week to see what the challenge will be.  I will be back in two weeks, May 20th to share my latest WAW creation...  Quilt like maybe...  hmmmm?????

{{blessings and hugs}}

Lori

Friday, May 1, 2015

It's Release Day at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Have April showers brought you May flowers?  ;-)  It may be a bit early for the riot of color in my garden, however, it isn't too early for butterflies, blossoms and beautiful vines!  You just have to take a look at Our Daily Bread Designs latest release to see them!  Release day is always a fun day!  The team gets to showcase all of the new products and you get to join in a blog hop to celebrate!  And the best part?  

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!  Wouldn't you love to add some of the new stamps to your stash???  You have until May 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  Are you excited???  

I am!  SO let's jump right in to see what I cooked up for you this month...  Mrs. Robin made an appearance here with the new stamp set, Spread Your Wings and the coordinating die set, Birds and Nest Die.  The sentiment may be found in the new Belles Vignes set.  


I started with a pale pink base (measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I added a slightly smaller mat created with designer paper from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment using a rich cocoa pigment ink and added a Kraft die cut layer using Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and Vintage Labels Die nested together to create a window.  Mrs. Robin and her nest (Spread Your Wings) were stamped on Copic compatible paper, colored, and cut out using the new coordinating die, Birds and Nest.  I added branches created with Fancy Foliage Die and a few pink blossoms and leaves created with the new May release, Birds and Nest Dies.  I added a few flat backed pearls to the center of each blossom.  I just LOVE Mrs. Robin!!!!  

Here's the new items you see...




So now for project #2 using 
and the coordinating die, Tres Papillons...


So this time, I decided to go with black and white.  And then I added my three butterflies, in shades of blue and orange for color.  I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch black card stock base and added a white matting.  I stamped my image (with black ink) on white card stock twice.  I trimmed the first down slightly smaller than my white matting and added a black base.  I cut my second image down and added another slightly larger black mat.  I positioned this one with dimensional foam.  I used a watermark ink to stamp my sentiment on black card stock and added white embossing powder.  After heating, I used an older die set, Mini Tags Die to frame it up.  I stamped my butterflies Trois Jolis Papillons on Copic compatible paper and colored one a pale blue and the remaining two orange.  I then pulled out the coordinating Tres Papillons Die to finish up each butterfly before placing with dimensional foam.   

And here are the new items you see today...




So here are all of the older products I used on these projects today...

SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

VINTAGE LABEL DIES - CSBD55

VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56

MINI TAG DIES - CSBD63

Don't forget to stop and visit the remaining "Bread Sticks."  If you get lost along the way on today's blog hop just top by ODBD's Blog to pick up the trail.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

The Bread Sticks

Lori (ME) * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy 
Cathy * America * Chris * Angie * Audrey * Sabrina *
 Grace * Silke * Loretta * Lisa * Wanda

Thursday, April 30, 2015

ODBD ~ His Mercy Rains ~

And aren't we glad His mercy rains?  Without His mercy, we would be lost.  Its difficult to keep proper perspective sometimes.  With the chaos of life (do I hear an Amen or two), we can forget just how blessed we are.  I am humbled to know that He sent his son to die for my sins.  I imagine someday that God will show me the "highlights" of my life and I will find myself woefully short.  I imagine that I will fall to my knees in shame and regret.  It is at that moment that Jesus will step forward and say, "Father, her sins are paid for.  I took the punishment in her place."  It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.  Thank God, our Savior, MY Savior shed His blood for me.  His mercy does indeed rain!  

Blessings... 



And the April release items you see today...









and some old favorites...



SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD



VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56



VINTAGE LABEL DIES - CSBD55



Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for the new May release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It promises to be a fun day!


{{hugs}}


Layers 


Powder Blue CS - Bazzil (5.5 x 4.25)
Kraft mat - The Paper Studio
DP from Our Daily Bread Designs' Shabby Rose Paper Collection
White CS - Georgia Pacific (Vintage Flourish Pattern Die cut)
Powder Blue CS - Vintage Labels Die
Kraft - The Paper Studio - Vintage Flourish Pattern Die
White CS Clouds - Clouds and Raindrops Die
Powder Blue CS Raindrops - Clouds and Raindrops Die, Umbrellas Die
Glossy Accents (Raindrops)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Our Daily Bread Designs' How Sweet the Sound

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ODBD ~ Tis Grace ~

Good morning!  So glad you could stop by for a few moments!  Today I have a card to share using Our Daily Bread Designs' recent stamp release, How Sweet the Sound.  I highlighted the sentiment with some new lacey squares complements of ODBD's Layered Lacey Squares Die.


I started with an ecru card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a slightly smaller aqua mat.  I chose a DP watercolor print and added a band of matching bohemian DP edged with die cut lace (Beautiful Borders Die) and a bit of vanilla hued seam binding.  I stamped the sentiment on ecru card stock with an ombre ink pad and used the new Layered Lacey Squares Die to frame it and a coordinating die from the same set to cut out a lovely gold base (from gold poster board).  The new Umbrellas Die adds a touch of whimsy in the corner.  The umbrellas consists of an aqua CS base with coordinating DP and ecru "sections."  

So here are the items you see today...




BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIES - CSBD51

Be sure to stop back by later this week to see more fabulous projects made with this fun release!  Praying you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WAW179 ~ Psalm 1:3 ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
  
Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate this week's sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

I love it when we visit the Old Testament.  This week we have a passage from the book of Psalms to share...


I found some fun fruit themed paper in my stash and decided to work that into this week's project.  A few clouds and die cut raindrops (with dimensional glaze) add a bit of whimsy!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a blessed week!

Lori 

Supplies

Paper - Georgia Pacific; Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Cloud and RaindropsUmbrellaMatting Circles
Misc. - Ranger Glossy Accents


Friday, April 17, 2015

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' April Release

Welcome friends!  I'm so glad you could join us today for a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs'  April release.  As I type this post, rain is covering the Bluegrass state.  I pray that what they say about April showers bringing May flower is true!  Hopefully, they will be nice and pretty just in time for Derby day!  In the meantime, while we wait on those lovely blossoms to make their appearance, we can appease ourselves with lovely paper posies.  Here is the card I created for our look back using the new How Sweet the Sound stamp set along with a couple of new dies, Layered Lacey Squares and Umbrellas.  There are a host of other ODBD products you see here also.  You can find a complete list at the bottom of today's post.  For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  But before you peruse all of the Sister Sticks projects, take a look at this shabby creation...

 
I started with a 5.25 x 5.25 sage green card stock base and added a slightly smaller white CS (card stock) mat.  I selected a couple of soft and shabby papers from ODBD's Shabby Rose Paper Collection  and added just a hint of distress ink around the edges.  After layering those together, I pulled out my ODBD die, Beautiful Borders, to create the faux lace with white card stock.  I added a beautiful die from the new Layered Lacey Squares Die on the left hand side and layered up a die cut umbrella (Umbrellas Die) with Kraft paper and some Shabby Rose scraps.  I added a few springs of greenery and branches (Fancy Foliage Die) and a lovely blossom created with the Asters and Leaves Die.  A large adhesive backed pearl graces the center along with a fun pearl flourish strategically placed among the foliage.  I stamped the sentiment (How Sweet the Sound) in a soft sage ink on white card stock and used ODBD's Pennant Die to frame it.  A few random pearls on the faux lace finish this gem off!
 
I just love soft and shabby! 
 
Here are the items you see today...
 
 

 
 
 
and some old favorites...
 





 
So here are all the products you see today...
 
ODBD Stamps -  How Sweet the Sound 
 
Additional Supplies
Card Stock - Bazzill & Georgia Pacific
Inks - CTMH Garden Green, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Pearls - Recollections and The Paper Studio
 
So what do you think?  Drop me a quick note and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has cooked up for you!  Thanks again!

 
If you get lost along the way...
 
And the Bread Sticks...
 
  Julie * Sandee * Cathy *  Lori(ME)
Dawn * Wanda * Sabrina * Lisa