Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! And a few changes...

A new year is upon us! Beginning January 1st we will be welcoming some new designers to Our Daily Bread Designs' Challenge team. For complete details check here. It is a bittersweet time as I bid adieu to some of the leaving members! They are wonderful ladies and I know I will see them in blogland! Take a few moments to check out their bios and give them a big warm ODBD welcome!

I am taking a few days off to spend time with my family but in the meantime I pulled out one of my favorite projects this year. This originally posted September 25th. I thought it was worth a revisit...

And here it is...



This one is a true hodgepodge of supplies...

Paper - Bazzill, Prima Printery Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Don't Worry!; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Ink/Lace - Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds, Memento Tuxedo Black; Dies - Spellbinders - Postage Stamps, Classic Squares Large, Cricut Celebrate with Flourish (clock); Lace; Gathered Ribbon; Mulberry Roses, Paper Punch - EK Success; Pearls - Zva

Thanks so much for making this year so special for me! I pray that you and yours have a wonderful and blessed new year! Make it a fabulous 2012!!!! See ya next year!

Lori

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Time With Lori at Our Daily Bread Designs



Good morning! For today's project I created a clock using one of my favorite sets from Our Daily Bread Designs, Time. I am hosting the Time With segment at ODBD. So hop over to Our Daily Bread Designs blog for complete details on this fun project! Blessings...

Lori

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MOJO221 - God's Love

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season! Hard to believe a new year is upon us! It took me the first six months of 2011 to remember what year I was in! lol...

Today I am playing along with the weekly sketch challenge at Mojo Monday! And I pulled out some new Our Daily Bread Design stamps you will see January 1st! Kelley has some wonderful designs up her sleeve!!!



I pulled out two new stamps and an ODBD die available the first of the month. I used God's Love (sentiment and base image) plus the 2 Step Butterfly (you are gonna LOVE this one) and the coordinating Butterfly 2 Die! All the sets are AMAZING! So be sure to stop by the Our Daily Bread Designs' site on January 1st to see the full release. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping in and until next time... blessings!

Lori

Card Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs January 1st releases - 2 Step Butterfly, Butterfly 2 Die & God's Love; Ink - Memento Rhubard, Versafine Onyx Black; ScorPal; Rhinestone Flourish; Ribbon

Sunday, December 25, 2011

TSTR93 "A Kraft-y Christmas"

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this post finds you spending some quality time with those you love. The Christmas season is a wonderful one and as I write this post I am finishing up a few details at home before the step-children and their children arrive!

This post is for this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge. The ladies are using the following inspiration photo...



and Char asks participants to create a card or project inspired by the above photo and USE KRAFT, RED, NEWSPRINT, SILVER AND A STAR!

And my take on the challenge...



I used Echo Park's Season's Greeting collection for my designer paper along with some kraft and black card stock touches. I edged one panel with a dab of ecru lace and then placed a double tied red satin ribbon on top. The silver frame is actually an ornament I picked up at a local Dollar Store in the last few weeks. I cut out the plastic layer and then cut a piece of black card stock to adhere to the backing. I embossed the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Designs' Warm Wishes set) in silver. After placing the frame and sentiment on my card I found a chip board gold star which I distressed and added to the top of the frame. A few sprigs of paper punched greenery finish it off! Super easy and fun to do...

Thanks so much for stopping in and let me extend my sincere wishes for a safe and wonderful Christmas season...

Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Echo Park Season's Greetings; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Warm Wishes; Ink - Versamark; Embossing Powder Ranger Ink Silver; Ribbon - Offray; Frame - Dollar General Corporation; Chipboard - Pressed Petals

Saturday, December 24, 2011

ODBDSLC90 Anything Goes

It's time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. And this time ANYTHING GOES! You must use any die or stamp from ODBD. And this challenge will last for 2 weeks!

And for me the ANYTHING GOES challenge means VALENTINES!!!

Here's my card...



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, January 6 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, January 6 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC89. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

This is Sue's last challenge with us and let me just say she is a joy! Fran and Silke are also leaving the CT to pursue a "new role" at ODBD. Stay tuned for more details!

And don't forget to visit the other Breadsticks! Please show them some blog love!

Fran
Silke
Sabrina
Sue our fabulous guest this month
and our other fabulous guest Wanda Cullen


Thanks for visiting and until next time...

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Fancy Pants Love Story Paper Pad; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 6; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - "http://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/Dies.html">Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Cheery Lynn Designs Two of Hearts; Safety Pin; Bloomer Trim


Additional Challenges - Mojo Monday Sketch 220

Friday, December 23, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

During this busy time of year, it is easy to lose focus. Over 2000 years ago a tiny baby changed this dark world. For through his birth and eventual death we were cleansed of our sin. Until his sacrificial death we were eternally separated from our heavenly Father. What a sacrifice it must have been to send his Son to die for us!!! Imagine how much he loves us to do that... nothing earned and definitely nothing deserved... But it all began on a dark and silent night all those years ago...

Card front...



and the inside...



Blessings to you and yours and may you have a very Merry Christmas!

Recipe

Cricut Cuts - Winter Frolic 3.25 inches (all cuts with exception of the 2 sheep which were cut at 2.5 inches); Paper Doll Dress Up - Stable 4.5 inches

Paper - Bazzill

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Blessed Christmas

Embossing - Ink - Versamark, Powder - Stampendous White

Stickles - Frosted Lace (star)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

From the Heart - SNTODBD50

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD50)! The Challenge this rotation is ANYTHING GOES! The Anything Goes part means exactly that, too! Any stamps, any colors, any sketch, or any embellishments. Just stamp, create, and have fun! If you use ODBD stamps, your name will be entered twice for one entry. Since it is Christmas and New Years, the winner will be chosen by random.org. Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chances of winning! Have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Blessed New Year!

And my creation... a Valentine Day card...



Don't you just love these fun papers from the Bo Bunny Smoochable collection? I selected a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Design's recent release, Simple Things. The heart, flourish and rose dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs. I also used Spellbinder's Petite Scalloped Circles Large along with the Standard Circles Large around the sentiment. Super pretty and super feminine...

Please stop by and check out the other team members who are playing along this week. They have some wonderful creations to share with you! Thanks for stopping in!

Julie
Sabrina
Angie
Sue
Betty Wright

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Smoochables; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Simple Things; Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish, Two of Hearts, Large Rose; Ribbon - Offray

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snowfall - Card Patterns Sketch 146



Hard to believe Christmas is just a few days away! Usually in this part of the country that means a dusting of snow. Fortunately this year will be the exception! So in celebration of the wonder of snow (and the wonder of NO snow) I used Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection on this card. I created it for a sketch challenge at Card Patterns.

Don't forget to stop by each day this week as I will have some new projects. Thursday will see the return of the Stamping in Time Challenge with Betty Wright at Our Daily Bread Designs and Friday I will have the daily post for Exploring Cricut. And don't forget to stop back by on Christmas Eve as another ODBD Shining the Light Challenge rolls around!

You saw the card... So here's the sketch...



Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Lori

Card Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Snowfall; Stamps - ODBD Scrolly Borders, Little Things; Ink - Close to My Heart Moonstruck; Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Picot Edges Circles; Pearls Recollection

Monday, December 19, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Pine Trees



Today's Exploring Cricut is all about pine... specifically pine trees and it doesn't have to be a Christmas tree! Even though my example uses the traditional pine (and cute kids) there are plenty of images available in the Cricut library. Pull out your favorite cartridge and go to work!

Card Details

Paper - Bazzill & Simple Stories 12 Days of Christmas
Die - Cricut - A Child's Year (page 57, 4.75 inch cut (black card stock)
Paper Punch - Circle (sentiment)
Lace & Ribbon - Bo Bunny
Jute


Thanks for visiting and stop back by Friday as I will have another Exploring Cricut project for you!

L

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MOJO219 - Seeds

Hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away! And with so many things going on I almost let Mojo Monday get away from me. Here is this week's sketch...



And my take on it...



The designer papers are from October Afternoons' Farmhouse collection. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs' Apple Seed set. I distressed the bottom DP layer with my Making Memories Distressing Tool and added a touch of gray ink around the edges. I also inked up a round glass and added a few "water rings" with the ink. I couldn't get a clear photo but they look great! The die is by Cheery Lynn Designs and is called Fanciful Flourish. I also added a pearl stick pin in the lace strip for interest. Thanks as always for stopping! Hop back tomorrow for the next Exploring Cricut challenge. It's gonna be fun!

Card Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, October Afternoon Farmhouse Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Apple Seed; Ink - Close to My Heart Grey Wool, Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Circles Large & Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish; Lace; Pearl Stick Pin

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ODBDSLC89 - Noel Word Play

Welcome to another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! Do we have some fun for you!! This week is all about word play...

Use each letter of the word in NOEL to create your card.
For example...

N- Nestabilities or the word NOEL
O- Ovals, Our Daily Bread Designs, circles (the shape of an O)….
E- Embossing, envelopes or evergreens to name a few...
L- Lace or layers...

Your options are limitless!

Here's my card for the week...



And how did I incorporate the word Noel?

N - Nestabilities - Layered Poinsettia, Labels 20 & Ovals Large
O - Oval Nestabilities, Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp - Christmas Blessings
E - Embossing - Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder (sentiment), Evergreens (punched evergreens)
L - Lace (Gold) & Layers

The sentiment panel was created using Labels 20 for the outside and a SB Large Oval for the center. The oval panel has a double thickness of dimensional foam for added "lift." The panel needed something "extra" so I improvised and pulled out some gold cord which I affixed to the edges. The poinsettia was created using Spellbinders' Layered Poinsettia die. I LOVE this die. And on this card I pulled green and yellow Flower Soft fibers from my Autumn and Sweet Mixes to create the centers. I added a few paper punched evergreen sprigs and two gold jingle bells. The sentiment I selected for today's card is in Our Daily Bread Designs' Christmas Blessings set.

So here's the skinny on how to play and what you might win!

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, December 23 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, December 23 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC89. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

And don't forget to visit the other Breadsticks! Please show them some blog love!

Chris
Fran
Silke
Sabrina
Sue our fabulous guest this month
and our other fabulous guest Wanda Cullen


Thanks for visiting and until next time...

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, K & Company Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Blessings; Ink - Versamark; Embossing Powder - Stampendous Gold; Dies - Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Ovals Large, Labels 20; Paper Punch; Lace - Bo Bunny; Flower Soft - Autumn & Sweet Pea Mix (yellow & green); Jingle Bells - Gold; Gold Cording

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blue Christmas



Clean and simple... This card may not look like it but this one was easy peazy! Sometimes you just need to let the paper and stamps work their magic! I started out with some classics, Bo Bunny and Our Daily Bread Designs. I used paper from the new BB collection, Snowfall. I cut the circle (under the Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die) directly from the paper. Now how simple is that? I then cut two white fleur de lis die and layered them to look like snow. The focal sentiment is from ODBD's Christmas Door. I stamped it on with Versamark and then added white embossing powder for added depth. Simple, colorful and delightful to do... all the things a papercrafter like me adores!

Thank you to the lovely ladies at Mojo Monday for selecting me as one of their Sketch 218 Champions! I am SO honored! Please check out the post here and see all the lovely designs. Thanks again ladies!

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, American Craft, Bo Bunny Snowfall 12 x 12; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Door; Ink - Versamark; Embossing Powder - Stampendous White Opaque; Dies - Spellbinders Fleur de Lis, Standard Circles Large

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Word of God



Thought I would pop in tonight and share another card inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch. It was fabulous and I couldn't resist the chance to whip another card! I used some lovely paper by Webster's Pages plus a recent release from Our Daily Bread Designs called The Word of God. A few pearls and some greenery make it sing! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Webster's Pages Petite Paper - Ladies and Gents & Trendsetter; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Word of God; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Die - Spellbinders Foliage; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart; Lace; Pearls and Flower - Recollections

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MOJO218 - A Zebra Christmas...

Bet that got your attention! Thought you might enjoy another one of my "unconventional" Christmas cards! This time I threw in some zebra print! This one is going over to a sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.

Here's the sketch...



And here's my take on it...



I purchased this lovely paper from a dear friend who sells Close to My Heart. The set is called Roxie. I also used Bazzill for the poinsettia leaves and sprig punches. Don't you just adore this sentiment? This is from the new set Simple Things at Our Daily Bread Designs. I just keep pulling this set out for everything! The poinsettia was made with Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia. I couldn't find just the right Flower Soft for the center so I pulled green out of a Sweet Pea mix and some yellow out of the Autumn mix and glued them to the center. A Zva flourish and a tiny silver jingle bell finish the look!

Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Lori

Card Ingredients

Paper - Close to My Heart - Roxie, Bazzill; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Simple Things; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart; Pearl Flourish - Zva; Jingle Bell; Flower Soft - Autumn & Sweet Pea Mix (pulling out green and yellow)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

ODBDSLC88 - We Three Kings

Welcome to another week at ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge. This week Chris has created a sketch for you to do...



And I am deeply honored because this sketch was inspired by a card I did a while back that you can see here.

And here is another interpretation...



This is a deeply personal card for me. As I shared with some of the ladies I design with, this is a little more "rustic" than what I am used too. I wanted to incorporate ODBD's We Three Kings stamp set into a card this year. When I saw this scripture, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I selected purple card stock to represent the Magi and the greatest King of all, Jesus. I used touches of gold card stock (cut with Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs) to give a regal feel. I embossed the star and scripture in gold. And on the base I adhered distressed kraft paper and then some rough cut burlap tied with jute. I wanted this to represent the trappings that may have been on those beasts of burden and/or in the manger that day... It's very masculine and full of symbolism. I hope you take a few minutes this week to pull out some of your stamps and play along! I look forward to seeing what you do with this sketch! Blessings...

Now 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 Friday, December 16 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, December 16 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC88. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

And don't forget to visit the other Breadsticks! Please show them some blog love!

Chris
Fran
Silke
Sabrina
Sue our still guest
and our new guest... Wanda Cullen

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill; Stamps - ODBD We Three Kings; Ink - Versamark; Embossing Powder - Ranger's Queen Gold; Dies - Spellbinders Ironworks Motif; Burlap; Ribbon; Jute

Friday, December 9, 2011

Exploring Cricut and a Shabby Moose



I must admit, I am a bit obsessed! John and I visited the Upper Peninsula this summer and on both trips I desperately wanted to see a moose! One day we drove 2 hours to a state park where they are known to be with no luck! I saw a moose head in an exhibit but NO LIVE ones!!! I have become quite fascinated. On a recent jaunt into southern Ohio, I found a lovely primitives shop called The Shabby Moose and well, I just HAD to stop... And when my mind turned to this challenge a business card from that establishment caught my eye and the moose... err... race was on!!!

Cricut Cuts

Moose - Give a Hoot Cartridge - pg 74 (5 inches)- 1 piece
Trees - Campout - Trees and Tree Layers (7 inches) i piece trees and trees layer
Pinecones - Preserves - pg 24 (1 inch and 1 1/4 inches) several cuts
Branch (at top under bow) Give a Hoot Cartridge - Accent - pg 75 - 1 piece 2 1/2 inches, 1 piece (flipped) same size

1. Cut the DP slightly smaller than your bag. Distress edges. Adhere to bag. Splatter ink
on bag with toothbrush. (I used Memento Rich Cocoa refill.)
2. Cut Cricut items.
3. Pinecone - Bend each at center adhering in layers with a glue gun. Let cool.
4. Adhere trees and layers to bag. Make sure to use dimensional foam under the second
layer for lift. Distress and or ink edges if you like.
5. Cut ribbon and tie around moose neck. I glued it and placed a small safety pin for fun.
6. Glue greenery cuts to top by handle. Tie bow from ribbon and attach with glue.
7. Slather edges of pinecone with glitter glue and sprinkle coarse glitter (crystal) over
cone. Let dry.
8. Once the cone has set up add by ribbon with hot glue gun.
9. Stamp sentiment on tag and tuck/glue behind pinecone.

And here's a closeup of the cone...



Thanks for stopping in!

Ingredients

Paper - GCD Studios Picnic Table Reversible; Cricut Cartridges - Campout, Give a Hoot, Preserves; Stamp - ODBD - Time; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa - refill and ink pad; Ribbon; Safety Pin; Glitter Glue; Crystal Coarse Glitter; Hot Glue Gun

Thursday, December 8, 2011

SNTODBD49 - Peace, Goodwill and Joy!



Welcome to another Stamping in Time with Betty! It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD49)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is the same as last rotations. We are in crunch time for mailings and gift giving. So, we are creating MORE 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 my details...

Has inspiration ever struck you in the middle of the night? It hit me a few nights ago. It may have had more to do with the hacking cough I have had for a week but I will lay it on inspiration... lol... So after looking at my clock for the umpteenth time and finally deciding to get up at 2:30AM I wandered into my craft room. Oddly, I was wired! (And that I will blame on the cough syrup...) So I pulled out a new paper pad from Simple Stories and started to play. I found the base layer first and then decided I had to add in the houndstooth and after MUCH debate settled on the red winter sayings layer. I pulled out a Sizzix die for my flourish and holly plus some spellbinders to frame my fabulous verse from ODBD's Christmas Blessings. A little jute and a button from my button jar finished it all off! I'm really liking this mixing patterned paper journey I'm on... Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to check out what the other design team members have for you... Betty and Grace

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Paper Pad; Stamps - ODBD - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - Sizzix - Holly Flourish, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Scalloped Circles Large; Jute; Button

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Extraordinary

This sentiment just says it all! It is the simple things that make life so extraordinary. Snowflakes for example... Each one is unique and beautiful. Of course, if you are looking at several inches of those unique creations... you might feel differently! lol... Think back to your childhood. Do you remember how we looked forward to snow? I remember wishing for just one more snow day! Back then it was all about living in the moment. Tests and other school chores could wait but enjoying the joys of winter could not. Maybe this year when we get some of the "white stuff" I won't be so grumpy about it. I might just strap on some boots and go out and play! It doesn't hurt to be a kid once in awhile! Blessings...

Today's card features some new 12 x 12 paper from Bo Bunny's Snowfall collection plus a brand new release from Our Daily Bread Designs' Blessings Collection, Little Things...



A closer view... the ribbon is already printed on the paper... and the snowflake... punched out with a circle punch and added with dimensional foam... easy peazy... And look at how pretty that sentiment looks stamped on the panel! I love coordinating papers. They do all the work for me!



Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection; Stamps - ODBD - Little Things; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Embossing Folder - Snowflakes; Lace; Pearls

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Let's Take a Sleigh Ride...

Or you could use a sled... This week's challenge at Exploring Cricut is all about the wind in your hair and preferably no trees in your path!

And here's my project for the week...



I decided to make a tag this week. And with monogramming being all the rage right now, I decided to make some monogrammed tags for Christmas. This one belongs to our grand-daughter Gloria. Since her papa is a BIG University of Kentucky fan I went with a Big Blue theme.

The cuts are from Winter Woodland. And the specifics...

Sleigh & Shadow - White Card Stock - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 1 piece each
Sleigh top - Blue - 4 inches (pg. 53)- embossed with Cuttlebug Folder Snowflakes - 1 piece
Sleigh Trim - Silver - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 2 pieces
Holly - Red & Green - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 1 piece green holly, 2 pieces red berries
Shadow G - Silver - 2 1/2 inches (pg. 56) - 1 piece
Letter G - Blue - 2 1/2 inches (pg. 56) - 1 piece

I cut all of my pieces. I glued the shadow and white sleigh base together. I ran the top of my sleigh (the blue piece) through the Cuttlebug using my Snowflakes folder. I stamped the back of the tag with one of my favorite scriptures (you could also put a Christmas sentiment here) and then glued it to the white base. I glued one silver trim layer directly to my sleigh and then used dimensional foam to add the second silver layer. I then applied 1 of the red pieces to the green holly. I then placed this on the corner of the sleigh with dimensional foam. I placed another tiny piece of foam on the 2nd red berry piece and applied it over the first. I glued the blue letter G on the silver base and adhered the entire unit on the sleigh with 2 pieces of dimensional foam layered on top of each other. This made it really stand out!

Here's the back... I used a recent release from Our Daily Bread Designs called The Word of God. Thanks so much for stopping in and I will see you next time!


Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Word of God; Ink - Memento Danube Blue; Dimensional Foam; Cricut Cartridge - Winter Woodland

Saturday, December 3, 2011

ODBDSLC87 Bookmark It! & A Challenge



Welcome to another fun Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. This week we are asking for bookmarks! Picture above is the front of my submission this week. I used the new ODBD Simple Things set! Don't you just love it??? The bookmark is actually a 4 x 4 piece of white card stock scored and folded. I edged the bottom with a paper punch and my ScorPal. A piece of My Mind's Eye DP and some lovely custom dyed seam binding add a nice springy punch! The image (colored with Copics and cut out with ODBD's matching die) was mounted on an embossed Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die cut.

The back, pictured below, includes one of my favorite Bible verses also included in the Simple Things set! Let me just tell ya... If you are ready for spring be sure to check out the December releases at ODBD! They are uber cute and the team is really "buzzing" about them! Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful weekend!



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 Friday, December 9 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, December 9 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC87. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

And don't forget to visit the other Breadsticks! Please show them some blog love!

Chris
Fran
Silke
Sabrina
Sue our still guest
and our new guest... Wanda Cullen

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, My Mind's Eye - Rosy; Stamps - ODBD - Simple Things; Ink - Garden Green; Dies - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, ODBD - Clover Die; Seam Binding; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Paper Punch; ScorPal


And now for my second card... I created this one for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #117... I have also entered this card in Simon Says Stamp's Challenge Anything Goes!



I embossed snowflakes (ODBD Peace & Joy) on the background panel using an opaque white embossing powder. The pattern is very random. Just like snowflakes! I stamped my image (ODBD Sing For Joy) on Copic compatible card stock and colored it. I then cut and framed it with Spellbinders Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Small. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black on the bottom and added this fab plaid ribbon on the bottom. So simple and so fun...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok; Stamps - ODBD - Sing For Joy, ODBD - Peace & Joy; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Versamark (embossing); Embossing Powder - Stampendous Winter Wonderland; Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, Ovals Large; Ribbon - Offray

Friday, December 2, 2011

One More Fall Card



Well here is one last fall card before we officially hop into the month of December. I have had this one on file for a while and ran across it today. Hopefully it will inspire you for next year's cards! Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, The Crafter's Workshop Enchanted Complements - Moonlight Terracotta; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Fall; Ink - Close To My Heart Autumn Terracotta; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Mary Ann; Dew Drops - Robin's Nest; Jute; Charm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

May Your Holidays Sparkle...



I LOVE glass blown ornaments and when I spotted this image on Rosemary Dennis' blog I had to get the set! If you haven't been over to Rosemary's blog, please do. She makes some AMAZING cards!

Today's card is pretty simple (for me...)... Hee, hee... I used some cute paper from K & Company (Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas.) I added some gold paper for added bling and after coloring Santa's coat trim I threw on a nice dusting of Diamond Stickles. I used the SB Classic Oval Large for cutting, embossing and lightly edging the image with Desert Sand ink. I split the background Spellbinders Ironworks Motif in two and mounted the pieces to the back of my image. The sentiment was embossed using Versamark and Ranger's Queen Gold Embossing Powder directly on the plaid DP. One more Christmas card down and 40 more to go! :-)

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, American Crafts, K & Company - Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas; Stamps - Flourishes - Holiday Sparkle; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand, Copic, Versamark (embossing); Dies - Spellbinders Standard Ovals Large, Ironworks Motif; Ranger's Queen's Gold Satin Embossing Powder; Ribbon


Challenges

Our Creative Corner - O Christmas Tree Challenge
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes!