Thursday, April 17, 2014

~ John 3:16 ~ He Gave

Happy Thursday!  I am so glad you stopped to visit!  Tomorrow marks the day Christians celebrate Good Friday.  In honor of that special day, I would like to share a card with a bit of scripture that says it all.
This is one of the largest cards I have worked with in a while.  The card base is white CS and measures 6 by 6.  I added a slightly smaller layer of royal blue mirror paper.  To create the bottom die cut, I used four cuts from the Decorative Corners Die overlapping them to created the die base.  I then added the Quatrefoil Design Die in the same royal blue paper, split in two and adhered to the scripture panel.  For the scripture panel, I stamped my sentiment (The Cross) on white card stock, followed with Flourish Label Borders and finally cut it with Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.  I added twigs (Fancy Foliage Die) and a few mulberry roses to finish it off.  Lots of delicious layers to enjoy here! 
Here's the products you see.

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to stop back in tomorrow morning for a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' April Release.  Our team has some beautiful projects to share! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WAW128 ~ 2 Corinthians 1:5 ~ The Sufferings of Christ

Welcome!  It's time for another 
fabulous and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  

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! 
A special thank you to Mark's Finest Papers and Yours Mine Paper Crafts for graciously providing our prizes this week.  

This week, Christians celebrate Good Friday and Easter.  I often think that we focus so much on the joy of the Resurrection that we forget the pain that Jesus endured before and during his Crucifixion.  He overcame death and through his sacrifice we can too.  However, he paid a terrible price.  The striking part...  he WILLINGLY laid down his life for you and I.  He knew our failings, shortcomings and sin.  AND HE DID IT ANYWAY!  That is a testament to true love!  Hallelujah! 

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

I started with a white card stock base (4.25 by 5.5) and then added a DP layer from Recollections.  I cut a smaller rectangle out of coordinating MME paper and placed it on top with dimensional foam.  I printed today's scripture on white card stock and trimmed it down into a banner, placing it slightly askew.  I wrapped some light pink seam binding (adding a bow) around the layer before adhering it.  A wooden button with baker's twine woven through is nestled on top.  I added a few bits of die cut greenery and cut down a pearl flourish to add as well.  The final touches...  a few different shades of light pink mulberry roses!  Hope you like it!

Until next time...



Papers - Georgia Pacific, Recollections, Bazzill, MME Lost and Found
Dies - Fancy Foliage Die
Misc. - Wooden Button, Seam Binding, Pearl Flourish by Recollections, Mulberry Roses

Monday, April 14, 2014

TSTR214 - " Easter Sweetness" at The Shabby Tea Room

Welcome!  I'm so very happy you could stop by!  I am so excited to share a special project I created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.   Debbie graciously asked me to guest design this week.  And when I took a look at the challenge, I fell in love! 
This week our challenge is called
"Easter Sweetness." 
The challenge...  create a card/project inspired by the photo below and INCLUDE POLKA DOTS AND STRIPES!
And here's my interpretation using some fun items from Paper Sweeties.
My card base is a soft pink card stock with white matting.  I then layered a soft pink swiss dot DP with a soft blue stripe on the opposite side.  All edges are distressed.  I covered the seam where the two joined with white seam binding and adhered them to my white matting.  
The next layer is a simple Wilton doily affixed squarely in the middle.  I then placed a piece of  floral/newspaper print DP (also distressed) in the middle.  I placed it slightly askew for interest.  I added a white seam binding bow on top. 
The eggs and chick were stamped on Copic compatible paper and colored.  I used the coordinating dies to cut each out.  I placed all three with dimensional foam.  I added a tiny jet bead for the eye and dabbed Liquid Pearls on each "dot" for depth.  A bit of glitter glue adorns the center of the little chick's flower.  I added a few paper punched leaves and mulberry roses after stamping my sentiment on plain white CS and placing it as shown.  Four seed pearls are affixed to each corner.  So how did it turn out?  
For complete challenge details and how you can link your project please stop by The Shabby Tea Room.  I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
And the items I used...
Paper - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, MME Portobello Road, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, Neenah Solar Crest
Inks - Copic, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc. - Recollections Pearls, Wilton Doily, Paper Punches by MS Crafts, Seam Binding, Mulberry Roses
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Stickles - Diamond
Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Friday, April 11, 2014

~ That Old Rugged Cross ~

Good Friday morning!  Can you believe that Easter is just a few short weeks away????  For today's project I pulled out one of my favorite colors, purple and created a little something for a king.  A wonderful project perfect to celebrate a risen Savior...

I nestled a layer of purple card stock on top of the white base (4.25 by 5.5) before adding a die cut layer using Our Daily Bread Designs' Vintage Flourish Die.  I used the Flourish Labels Borders stamp with black ink to line the inner panel.  I used the Ornamental Crosses Die to create the delicate focal cut and draped a swath of purple satin ribbon over it.  Very simple indeed. 
Here are the products I used on today's project. 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...
Additional Supplies
Paper - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Ribbon - Offray
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, April 10, 2014

~ Heaven and Earth ~

Good morning!  What a lovely day in the neighborhood!  I think I will change into a well worn cardigan and soft canvas sneaks before we begin...  Won't you be my neighbor???  ;-) 
Grab a cup of your favorite coffee and settle in for a bit. 
I have a wonderful card to share using some of the new Chalkboard Paper Collection from Our Daily Bread Designs. 
Chalkboard continues to be all the rage!  I see it in craft and hobby stores every time I stop in.  The beauty of these papers...  they are just beautiful!  They already look aged and so COOL! 
I started with a simple black card stock base (5.5 by 4.25) and added a white CS mat.  I used the lattice chalkboard print for my main layer and added some of the swiss dot (also double matted) to one side.  I stamped my sentiment (from Scripture Collection 12) with red ink on white card stock before using the new Vintage Pattern Die.  Before removing the die, I lightly inked the edges with a black distress ink.  Since the focal layer looks like lattice, I decided to incorporate a spray of flowers.  I used ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die to create my vines and added a few sizes of mulberry roses randomly with glue.  My finishing touches?  Four flat backed pearls at each corner.  A very simple and elegant project...  perfect for a lovely friend, your mom or grandmother...  a friend from church who lends support...  any lovely lady who needs a bit of encouragement!  
Here are the supplies I used today.

CSBD56 - Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies



As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...



Card Stock - Georgia Pacific
Ink - Memento Lady Bug, Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot
Pearls - Recollections
Blossoms - my stash

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WAW127 ~ John 11:25 ~

Welcome!  It's time for another 
fabulous and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  

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! 
A special thank you to Eureka Stamps and My Craft Spot for graciously providing our prizes this week.  

This week our scripture may be found in the  book of John.  In this passage, Jesus proclaims who he is in no uncertain terms... 

This week, I printed the sentiment panel on white card stock and layered it over coordinating spring designer papers.  A doily (Wilton) is nestled underneath with some die cut greenery and white blossoms close by.  I added a few gold microbeads to each blossom for added interest.  Thank you as always for spending a few moments of  your day with me.  Stop back by later this week to see a lovely card celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  Until then, 



Paper - Georgia Pacific, Recollections Simply Pastel
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fancy Foliage Die, Ornamental Crosses Die
Misc. - Wilton Doily, Recollections Microbeads

Monday, April 7, 2014

~ Hop Your Way Into Spring ~

It's a bunnypalooza at the Ulrich home!  Our English Shepherds have spent a considerable bit of time indoors this winter instead of outside maintaining order in the sheep barn.  As a result, Peter Cottontail and his cohorts have TAKEN OVER my yard.  Not that I mind.  They are pretty cute!  It's funny to come home after dark to find three or four bunnies loping along in the yard.  Munching, surveying, just being CUTE!  (Keep in mind, I normally don't raise a garden or said bunnies would not be so cute...)  So here's to a Hoppy Day every day!  lol

I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper and colored as desired.  I then fussy cut it and added it to a round panel.  I opted to used some DP from Our Daily Bread Designs' Blooming Garden Collection behind it.  A seam binding bow and sentiment tag adorn the side.  Now for the products I used.

Thanks for dropping by!  Don't forget to pop by tomorrow for my weekly Word Art Wednesday project!  I can't wait to share it with you!  Blessings...
Additional Products
Papers - Bazzill
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic
Seam Binding

Sunday, April 6, 2014

~ The Lord is Risen ~

Aren't those joyous words?  How reassuring it is to know through His death we may live!  As the Easter season approaches, I find myself reflecting on the sacrifice our Savior made.  The love, the sorrow, the tears, the pain...  With that in mind, I created this card featuring the Chalkboard Collection Paper Pad from Our Daily Bread Designs.

The sentiment is already on the paper.  I just used ODBD's Antique Labels and Borders Die to cut out the sentiment and place it on a die cut from the Ornate Hearts set.  Beautiful Borders adds the lacy trim underneath and Fancy Foliage adds the greenery.  A few pearls and mulberry roses finish it off.  Here's the materials I used.



Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little bit of your day!  I hope this project brought a smile to your face!  {{hugs}}
Additional Supplies
Recollections Pearls, Mulberry Roses, Georgia Pacific Card Stock

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Look Back... North Coast Creations' March Release

Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations March Release! Here is the card I created using the Happy Spring set. 

 I chose to use a white card stock base and mat my image panel with dark green and 3 DP paper punch circles on one side.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom with dark green ink and added three flat backed yellow beads with glue.  I colored the image with Copics and sponged in clouds with a soft blue ink and scalloped circle for my mask. 
Here is the stamp set I used today.  Isn't it just the cutest image?
For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the NCC blog.  And don't forget to visit my DT sisters, affectionately known as the "Coasters."  They have some beautiful projects to share as well!  Thank you for stopping by!  {{hugs}}

NCC Blog  (If you get lost along the way)
The Coasters
Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Lisa * Amber * Lori (You are HERE) * Sabrina * Diana

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WAW126 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 ~

Welcome!  It's time for another 
inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  

Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A special thank you to the Milk Coffee & Loves Rubber Stamps for graciously providing our prizes this week.  

I'm excited to share a wonderful verse from the New Testament.  As Easter approaches, I marvel at how our Lord and Savior put himself on the cross.  He suffered, bled and died for me.  

This scripture from 2 Corinthians is a powerful reminder...

  I used cream card stock for my base with a soft pink matting.  I chose a soft pink and gray coordinating paper set to work with.  This week I printed the scripture directly on the DP and added the panel to the bottom.  A die cut cross (also in cream) and greenery adorn the top.  A few die cut blossoms (with pearl centers) add a feminine touch to the vines.  I distressed the edges of all designer paper to give it a bit of a rustic edge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your kind words and prayers.  Until next time...  blessings...

Card Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Recollections Little Princess
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Ornamental Crosses & Fancy Foliage
Misc. - Pearls by Recollections