Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WAW154 ~ Our Daily Bread Designs ~

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! 

And a very special thank you to Our Daily Bread Designs for sponsoring this week's challenge!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs who provided not only our prizes this week but some fabulous supplies!  

I chose to add another Christmas card to my stash...



using the following ...




CSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIES


my layers...

Aqua card stock base 5.5 x 4.25 inches
White card stock mat
Brown Kraft mat
The Paper Studio - Country Road DP
Image stamped on Neenah Solar Crest with Gray Ink & colored with Copics
Sentiment stamped with Gray Ink on white card stock and and custom cut
White card stock - Doily Die Cut 
Aqua - Circle Ornaments Die Cut
Image - Matting Circles Die Cut
Silver CS - Circle Ornaments Die Cut 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' Second October Release

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' second release this month!  For those of you who love ODBD products like I do, this promises to be a fun filled hop!  This time we have a new die and new stamps!  

And just like on regular monthly hops, 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 Gift Certificate must be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until October 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on our Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I can't wait to show you the Christmas card I created using a new die and stamp set from this release...

Here's the new stamp set, Christmas Pennant Row 


which coordinates with an old favorite, Pennant Row Die

CSBD61 - PENNANT ROW DIES

and the new Holly Wreath Die


which coordinates with last year's stamp set, 
Holly Wreath shown below...

F497 - HOLLY WREATH
So here's the 411 -

Green CS - 5.5 x 4.25 inch base
White CS - mat
Red CS - mat
DP - holly, green and white dots, red panel
Image - stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink; colored with Copics 
Die and added with dimensional foam
Red CS - pennant base
White CS - Glory stamp -Versafine Onyx Black Ink; die cut 
Red/White Baker's Twine
Black Flat Backed Jet Beads

How fun is that?  I just love sharing new stuff!  Thanks for visiting!  

Don't forget to leave some love (so you can be eligible for the blog hop prize) and visit my "Sister Sticks."  Thanks for popping in!

{{Hugs}}

ODBD Blog  - (If you get lost along the way...)

Sister Sticks

 Grace * Chris * Lisa * Dawn 
 Lori (YOU ARE HERE) *  Sandee * Sabrina * Angie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ODBD ~ It's Christmastime! ~

Not!  Yes, I know that for some the official shopping season has begun however, I won't start my Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving.  I enjoy savoring the season and I have found if I start too early, I can't really enjoy it!  I want to remember that Christmas isn't about all the ribbons, bows and pretty packages...  but the most precious gift of all...  our Savior Jesus Christ!  

So here's to celebrating the "reason for the season..."


and here are some of the new Our Daily Bread Designs products you see today...







and some of my old favorites as well...



CSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES


CSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIES

And your layers...

White card stock base 4.25 x 5 inches
Silver card stock mat
White card stock Vintage Flourish Pattern Die
Silver card stock Vintage Labels Die base
Black card stock Matting Circles Die and Circle Ornaments Die frame
God's Timing  stamped with black ink on white card stock & cut 
with smallest Matting Circles Die
God's Timing  clock hands stamped with black on white card stock & die cut with 
Green card stock (Greenery) Fancy Foliage Die
Brown card stock (pine cones) Fancy Foliage Die and dusted with Polar White
Flower Soft
White & Dark Green card stock - Peaceful Poinsettias Die with Meadow Flower Soft centers
Black ink on white card stock (sentiment) God's Timing hand cut for banner

Now it you NEED to do some Christmas shopping or would like a jump on your card making Our Daily Bread Designs, North Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost will be offering FREE SHIPPING through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 11:00 PM EST.  Stop by Our Daily Bread Designs 
for complete details!
NO CODE is needed, the free shipping will automatically be applied to your cart.
International Customers: you will receive $5.00 off your order (in place of the free shipping.) This amount will come off the total in your cart! NO CODE needed!
Free Shipping special is for Retail Customers Only

Thanks so much for stopping by!  {{hugs}}

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WAW153 ~ Psalm 5:3 ~ Look Up

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! 
And a very special shout out to Eureka Stamps & Verses Rubber Stamps!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

This week we are visiting the book of Psalms...



This week, I printed our digi scripture on ecru card stock and added shades of rust and brown.  I love using coordinating paper collections.  They do the work for me!  And these days, I seem to find it more and more challenging to get colors to blend seamlessly!  

Thanks so much for joining us!  Until next time...

Blessings....

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NCC ~ From Our House to Yours ~

This is the time of year when my crafting turns to Christmas.  Even though I REFUSE to purchase gifts this early (as you found in yesterday's post...) I LOVE to start my cards early!  Creating cards takes a great deal of work and since my creative energies can ebb and flow...  I need to roll with it when the mood strikes!  

Today, I have a card to share that literally brought visions of the sugarplum fairy to mind...  


I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper and colored it to resemble a delicious gingerbread creation.  I then fussy cut it and added it to a montage of Christmas themed paper and a fun white doily die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

Here's the image you see...



and the Doily Die found at Our Daily Bread Designs...


and in case you missed yesterday's post, North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs AND Artistic Outposts will be offering FREE SHIPPING through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 11:00 PM EST. NO CODE is needed, the free shipping will automatically be applied to your cart.
International Customers: you will receive $5.00 off your order (in place of the free shipping.) This amount will come off the total in your cart! NO CODE needed!
Free Shipping special is for Retail Customers Only

Sounds like a great time to shop!  ;-)  

Thanks for visiting!  


Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Look Back at North Coast Creations' September Release

Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations' September Release. Take a peek below to see the card I created for this special look back.  For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog.

I chose to use the fun and whimsical Gnome What? stamp set...

 shown here...


 I stamped the image with black ink on Copic compatible paper and colored the scene.  I pulled out some eclectic paper to continue the whimsical theme.  I stamped my sentiment with an olive ink and added the die cut panel.  A few buttons add more whimsy...  

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit my fellow "Coasters" to see what they have been up to!  

Blessings...

NCC Blog (if you get lost along the way...)

And now for the "Coasters"

 Sandee * Julie * Lori (You Are Here)
 Amber * Lisa * Dawn

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release Blog Hop!  I am pleased to share a couple of projects using some of the new products.  Some of the items this month are perfect for fall and others for Christmas!  So take a peek and be prepared to fall in love!  

This month three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 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 October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD Blog or the Participating Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  :-)

I can't wait to get started!  So here goes...  my first project this month featuring the **Autumn Tree stamp set...  Look closely and you will see some fun "initials" I added to the heart carving...

Items marked with ** are new to ODBD this month...

I colored my image with Copics and sponged in various shades of ink on the background to resemble a fall sunset.  Once I stamped my sentiment (also from **Autumn Tree) I die cut the image and layered in on my designer paper (Blooming Garden Paper Collection).  

Here are the die cuts by layer you see -

Fancy Foliage Die (greenery) 
**Peaceful Poinsettias Die (blossom center)

And if you are a visual person like me, the product images...
some new...



and some old favorites...

CSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES


CSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES

CSBD57 - ASTER DIES

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

BLOOMING GARDEN COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

and now for my second card looking ahead to Christmas...

You can't go wrong with a classic red, white and green combo!  I stamped my image, **Merry Christmas Ornament, with a green ink on white Copic Compatible paper.  I then colored each holly leaf with a green marker and added tiny paper punched CS "berries."  The coordinating **Matting Circles Die set made quick work of creating the perfect circle.  I inked all edges with more green ink before adding onto the doily die cut layers.  

Here's the layers you see (October release items denoted with **)

Doily Die (red and white card stock layered)

SO EASY!!!!  

Here's the new items you see - 




and some old favorites...



Now it's time to send you on your way!  (Hopefully, with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head...)  Don't forget to leave some love as you hop along!  You just might win!  Blessings...

ODBD Blog  **  If you get lost along the way!

 Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori (YOU ARE HERE)
 Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Paula 
 Lisa * Silke * Wanda 

WAW152 ~ Isaiah 40:8 ~ The Word

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! 
And a very special shout out to Milk Coffee & Loves Rubber Stamps!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank everyone who provided our prizes this week!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! 

This week we are visiting Isaiah...



This time I used a heavily distressed background as the frame for my digi scripture.  I layered a piece of white card stock with gesso and allowed it to dry.  Once it was dry, I inked it with various shades of distress ink (blues and pinks) and then allowed it to rest.  After it dried again, I ran it through an embossing folder and added Versamark and gold embossing powder.  I love the vintage feel to it!  Thanks so much for visiting.  And until next time...

Blessings...

Friday, September 26, 2014

ODBD ~ I Am Praying ~

Early one morning, I puttered out to my car to shuttle off to work.  It was so early in fact, that it was still pitch dark outside.  I hopped in, started the engine and put my car in reverse to back my car up and leave my driveway.  My car has a backup camera and so as I rolled the car backward the familiar black and white screen came to life.  But what I saw on that screen almost caused me to have a heart attack!  All I could see on the screen was a large hairy blob with large hairy legs!  It took me a moment to realize that a tiny little spider was hanging on my camera.  And that tiny spider when magnified looked like something from a HORROR movie!  After I gathered my wits I realized just how true that moment was in the human experience.  Sometimes we take the tiniest of deals and blow them completely out of proportion UNTIL we are utterly terrorized by the idea of how big the problem is!  But the key is...  the problem really isn't that big...  WE JUST MADE IT OUT TO BE THAT WAY!  It's all about perspective...  and why worry?  God's got it anyway...

Today's card...  


and the products you see...







CSBD4 - SNOWFLAKE DIES





Thank you for stopping by!

Additional Products
Paper - Staples, Bazzill, Soulful Stitches Collection by ODBD
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc. - Prima Flourish, Seam Binding, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WAW151 ~ Hebrews 11:6 ~ Seek Him

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! 
And a very special shout out to Bugaboo for graciously providing a digital image for me to use this month.  Also a special thank you to Flying Unicorn and Bugaboo for providing this week's prizes.  

We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank the fabulous companies who provided our prizes this time!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! 

This week we are visiting Hebrews...



I framed my image with a lovely die and added the scripture panel to the side.  This time I opted to use fall colors since the image begged to be colored in rich shades of orange and brown.  

Inks - Copics
Paper - Bazzill, The Paper Studio, American Crafts - Autumn Crisp, Gina K Designs
Die - Spellbinders Floral Ovals

Thanks for stopping in!  Until next time...

Blessings...