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A Rustic Christmas

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Yes, this card is a little darker than my usual fare. Honestly though if you took a peek in my home you would see a very different story from the pinks, blues and "frilly" things I prefer in card making. I guess that means I am a well rounded individual and my inner girly girl is trying to get out!!!!! So I wanted to share a little peek at some of the little touches in my home this season. And maybe you can see why I picked the dark colors I did....



The scale belonged to my Dad. He used it on our farm for various things. After my Dad passed away, my Mom remained on the farm for eleven more years. Finally after 42 years of living in the same place it came time to move Mom closer to me. We sorted, packed and pitched countless items. Many things went to auction. But for some reason I could not part with this. It seemed such a real reminder of who my Dad was... ever practical and attentive to detail. So I salted it away for another 4 years before finally pulling it o…

The Shabby Tea Room #90 - Winter Picnic

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Well it's time for another fabbo challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. This week I am truly honored to be submitting a card as a guest designer. I'm a little nervous about the whole thing! Have you seen some of the amazing things those ladies come up with? Wow! So while I shake my head in wonderment you can check my humble submission below. The inspiration photo for this challenge is above. The crew is looking for creations with

White or Cream, Silver and Glitter

And here's mine...



The base is simple white card stock. I then cut a slightly smaller layer and paper punched the edges with an eyelet punch. I then lightly covered the eyelet ends with glitter glue and poured on the crystal coarse glitter glue. After letting it set, I shook off the excess and added it to the base with dimensional foam. The next layer is a shiny piece of silver card stock. I added a ribbon trim along the bottom that has silver and crystal hanging beads. The final base layer is a 5 x 5 pie…

The Shabby Tea Room #89 - Colors of Nature

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This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called the Colors of Nature. Participants have been asked to use the above photo for inspiration! Wow! Aren't the colors amazing? And I just love flowering cabbage! I sure wish I could figure out how to do this arrangement for my front door!

And here is my very humble interpretation...



The base is kraft paper and I have added a layer of distressed Basic Grey paper. Underneath I added a little ecru trim from a set I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then added a rich red bow. The beauty of this? It came off of a soap and lotion set I bought for my bathroom! I snagged that and added it to my stash immediately! I then added some artificial leaves I found in a huge bag at my local dollar store for you guessed it... $1! The button is a wooden one I stained with a Copic marker (V04) taking pains to make it look rough. I pulled gold wire through it and wrapped it around a small pencil for added interest. The final touches inclu…

ODBDSLC86 Recipe Challenge - Ribbon, Lace & Glitter

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I love a good recipe! And today the challenge team is working with three essential card ingredients (especially at Christmas time).... Ribbon, Lace and Glitter...

And let me just tell ya alot of glitter managed to make it on my floor for this one...

For the snowflake I used 3 layers of the SB Create a Flake One plus a tiny negative star piece I had left from one of the original cuts. I applied glitter glue to each layer and dusted them with crystal coarse glitter. After letting them cure I adhered the layers together with dimensional glue dots. The final snowflake was placed on a Picot Edge Circle cut. I also used a paper crimper on the bottom layer of white card stock for some added interest! Thanks so much for reading and I pray you have a wonderful week!

Here's how to play...

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Frid…

In the meadow we will build a snowman...

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It's time to explore Cricut and since Thanksgiving is officially behind us I pulled out a snowman cut. I am using one of my favorite frosty cartridges Winter Woodland.

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Warm Wishes; Ink - Close to My Heart - Moonstruck; Die Cut - Cricut Winter Woodland; Pearl Flourish - Zva, Pearls; Lace; Paper Punch

Cricut Cuts

Snowman & Layers - Winter Woodland (page 31) 4 inches

Challenges

Mojo Monday 216

Giving Thanks

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For all my friends in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! I will be spending this one with my step-son's family. We are looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings, parades and maybe a football game or two! After the mess is gone many people will pull out the paper and start making their Friday shopping list. Of course many have already scoped out the online ads weeks ago!

There are so many things to be thankful for at the Ulrich home this year. And most certainly one of mine is the chance to spend time today with family and friends. We are all healthy and happy! What a blessing that is these times! I am thankful to live in a country where I can do what I love and say what I wish. There is no fear of persecution or retaliation for being a Christian. And most importantly, I am so thankful for my Lord who gave his life on Calvary for me.

What a blessing it is to work with such fine folks at Our Daily Bread Designs. Kelley and crew have such wonderful hearts! And…

Exploring Cricut - Let's Talk Turkey!

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away? Yikes! This year has flown by (no pun intended...) There are so many things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my family, wonderful career and I am thankful for you! I have met some wonderful folks while blogging the last few years. Your wonderful comments, support and prayers mean so much! Thank you for being you! I pray this Thanksgiving will find you surrounded by loved ones sharing and creating family memories!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Exploring Cricut has issued a challenge for us to talk turkey! The design team was asked to create a project using our favorite Cricut turkey. I started out creating "Tom" for a floral arrangement but decided he would serve my purposes better on a scrapbook page. After all, I plan on taking some Thanksgiving photos this year! Enjoy and don't forget to hop over to Exploring Cricut to link your creations! You just might win! Blessings...



Cricut Cuts

Turkey…

ODBDSLC85 - Bells or Baubles - A White Tie Christmas

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Welcome to another Shining the Light Challenge! This week we have been asked to use...

Bells, Baubles or anything hanging

And here is my entry for the week... With a couple of icy charms hanging from the top of the ornament...



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, November 25 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In o…

Stamping In Time (SNTODBD48)

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It's time to grab your adhesive, favorite designer papers and your trusty Our Daily Bread Design stamps! This week Betty has a wonderful challenge for us!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD48)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is to create Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme!

Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

And now here is my creation for the week...



Ingredients

Papers - American Craft, Colorbok, Echo Park Season's Greetings by Lori Whitlock; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - Spellbinders - 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Holly Motifs; Pearls

This card was really pretty easy to do. First I selected two nesting dies from the Heirloom Ornaments set. I centered the smallest one on my plai…

Time for some challenges... TSTR & SSIC

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Finally! I have some time to play! Sadly my challenge time has been limited of late. So this week I decided to get something done!

And here is my entry for the week...



Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Pineapple Paper (unknown manufacturer), Echo Park - Victoria Garden, ,My Mind's Eye - Honey Cake; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Give Thanks; Ink - Close to My Heart - Indian Corn Flower; Ranger Ink Distress Ink - Antique Linen (edges of designer paper); Paper Punches - Martha Stewart; Die - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Jute (braided); Mulberry Roses

Have to hop off of here as my computer is acting a little "weird..." Hope you have a wonderful week!

Challenges

The Shabby Tea Room #87 A Shabby Thanksgiving
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #115 Gratitude

ODBDSLC84 - Metallic

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Can you feel that chill in the air? We had our first hard freeze yesterday morning! When I peeked out the window it almost looked like snow! And this week's challenge will definitely put you in that holiday mood! We have been asked to use the following color combo...

We would like to see you use White and/or cream, silver and/or gold, and one or two other colors on your creation. You may include neutrals such as brown or black as well.

Now here's my take...



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, November 18 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs imag…

Every Lady Needs Some Pearls

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Thanks so much for stopping by! It has been a wonderful week! In just a few, I will be enjoying an entire week of vacation. Usually, I spend the week of Thanksgiving in a dead run. And last year was no exception! Yet, when it was all said and done my beloved Christmas decorating had gone to the wayside. This year I will do better! And hopefully a week off will help me accomplish that goal!

There are so many things to do this time of year. Our home includes some special touches around the holidays. I always enjoy taking the items out of storage and reliving the memories that go with each one. Many of the ornaments for our tree were purchased on special vacations. It is so nice to relive being at the top of the Empire State Building, exploring the French Quarter of New Orleans or walking the beaches of Amelia Island, Florida. There are also ornaments that are special to John's sons including wooden ornaments they made as children and items that were on their family tre…

MOJO214

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Howdy folks! It's been a little while. I finally had a few moments to work on some long overdue projects. Please come back Friday and Saturday! Friday I will be posting a project for Exploring Cricut and Saturday we will hop into another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! Lot's of fun things happening so please stay tuned!

Today's project is for the monthly contest at Mojo Monday. I always love their sketches and this one was no different. I am enjoying the beauty of coordinating paper pads! I'm lovin' this new side of my creativity... Thanks so much for stopping in! Blessings...



Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Breeze; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage, Standard Circles Large, Spiral Blossom One, Classic Rectangles Large; Jute; Pearls, Pearl Flourish - Zva

Exploring Cricut - Challenge 3

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My how time flies when you are having fun! It's hard to believe it is time for another Exploring Cricut challenge. If you haven't had a chance take a few moments to check out Diane's blog here. If you are like me I have so many cartridges that just languish. This challenge blog has helped me dust some of those creative cobwebs off!

So what is the design team up to this week? Diane has asked us to create something with leaves and acorns!

So here is my take on the challenge... I just had to throw a cute little critter in there too... (hee, hee...)



Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, K & Company - Tim Coffey Halloween & Fall; Stamps - My Pink Stamper - Punny-licious; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye (edges); Die Cuts - Spellbinders Ribbon Banner; Jute; Dimensional Foam

Cricut Cuts:

Give a Hoot

Page 37 Squirrel with acorn (3.75 inches)
Page 37 Acorn with leaf (1.5 inches)

Pooh and Friends

Page 42 Leaves (2.75 inches)

Thanks for always for stopping by! Hope…

What about some MOJO???

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I find myself asking this more lately... Where is it??? So I decided the best place to find my mojo would be playing along at Mojo Monday. After all they have some awesome sketches and I figured that would be a fun way to stretch my creativity! And it certainly helps to have some great products in your craft stash...



Kinda bold colors for me! But when you have coordinating paper pads... they take all the work out of it! The designer paper I selected is by My Mind's Eye (Rosy). I did use one sliver of Webster's Pages (hounds tooth) which came from the Hollywood Vogue & WonderFALL combo pack. I created the circle using my Cricut George Cartridge (4.75 inch circle cut).

So hopefully this will be the start of a surge in mojo...

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, My Mind's Eye - Rosy, Webster's Pages - Hollywood Vogue & WonderFALL Combo Pack; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Hope; Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black; Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs English …

ODBDSLC83 - It's A Sketch!

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Welcome to another Shining the Light Challenge!

Chris has pulled out a FABULOUS sketch for us this week!



Did I mention the sketch is FABULOUS?? Now that you know how delightful this sketch is I KNOW you want to play along so here are all the details...

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, November 11 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our S…

Stamping in Time with Betty

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Well it's time for another Stamping in Time Challenge with Betty!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD47)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is all about using your favorite scripture on a card. I realize favorites change from time to time so the scripture could be your favorite one right now. Tell us why it is your favorite. Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

And my card this week...



Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Webster's Pages - Hollywood Vogue; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Versamark Onyx Black; Dies - Spellbinders Picot Circles, Foliage; Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry; Satin Ribbon, Jet Bead Flourish; Mulberry Roses

Please check out what some of the other Bread Sticks have created!

Betty
Sabrina
Sue Worthington
Teresa Kline

And this time we welcome a special guest, K…

ODBD November Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends! It's the first day of November and you know what that means! A new release at Our Daily Bread Designs... Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Patter's Blog, you are in the right place! If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:

The Hop will run 8am EDT Nov. 1 until 8pm EDT Nov 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Nov 3. THREE blessed hoppers will win their CHOICE of ONE FREE SET, and ONE very blessed hopper will win the GRAND PRIZE of their CHOICE OF THREE FREE SETS!

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:

Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment. Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you cou…