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ODBDSLC128 ~ This One's For the Men

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge... 

This one is for the men!

We want to see projects that celebrate and honor the men in our lives! 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!! 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 nor 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 Sunday, November 4th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creat…

Clear Dollar Stamps

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Taking a few moments to pop in and share a card I created using Clear Dollar Stamps Digi, Christian Sympathy.   This particular verse has been turning over and over in my mind as I think about all of those dealing with Hurricane Sandy.  Continued prayers for your safety...

I am playing along with the Deconstructed Sketch shown here...

Thanks for popping in!
Blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe
Stamps / Images - Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Christian Sympathy CS / Paper - Bazzill, Paper Studio, Prima Tea Thyme Ink / Markers - N/A Accents / Tools - Seam Binding, Lace, Brad - Recollections
Challenges
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS75

MOJO264 ~ Our Refuge ~

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Welcome!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I've been working on a couple of projects the last few days.  I keep coming back to this particular scripture.  I will be sharing another project tomorrow using these comforting words from Psalms...

inspired by this Mojo sketch...

using ODBD's Keep My Lamp Burning set...

Praying for all of those in the path of Hurricane Sandy... blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Keep My Lamp Burning Paper - Bazzill, Paper Studio, Simple Stories - Summer Fresh Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Misc. - Edger Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts, Pearls - Recollections, Flower - McGill Punches
Challenges
MOJO Monday - MOJO264


Exploring Cricut Daily Post

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Happy Friday and welcome to another fun day at Exploring Cricut
This week I made a treat box using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2!  I thought this would be cute as a pumpkin but opted to make something more neutral for a party I'm having soon!
Both pieces were cut at 5.75 inches and may be found on page 35 of the instruction book. I used a double sided DP so when the container is open you have another cute view. It is just the perfect size to hold wedding mints or a few chocolate kisses. Yum!
Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time... blessings...
Lori Cricut Carts - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
Other Supplies
Paper - Pebbles Fresh Goods - Rain Check Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap Glue ScorPal Button Beading Landing Cording

ODBD Alumni For the Love of Animals Hop

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Animals! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, November 7th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Animals! If you arrived here from Grace's DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot!
If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.
Here's the collection I opted to use today...  You Will Find Refuge...  featuring a DARLING chickadee...

and my interpretation...
This week I decided to go with a winter theme using some fun red and white designer …

ODBDSLC127 ~ L-E-A-F

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge... This time we have a recipe to follow...  L-E-A-F!

Pick a minimum of three items that begin with these letters when you create.  (ex. L-ace, A-cetate, E-mbossing Powder & F-oil)
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!! 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 nor 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 submissio…

ODBD October Product Focus ~ Crown of Thorns ~

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Good morning dear friends!
If you are looking for the bi-weekly Exploring Cricut challenge click HERE...
  This month Our Daily Bread Designs' Product Focus features a fabulous stamp set called Crown of Thorns.    Here is the set...

and my creation using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight as my base...

I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper and colored it with Copics. I cut the image with a die and nestled it on the larger die base. A vine die cut and blossoms add a bit of interest in the corner. I also stamped the sentiment and hand cut it before layering it with dimensional foam. A few pearls are scattered around the die for added bling.

The weekly Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to create something that reflects peace and calm.  Although some may think the image of Christ is not peaceful, I beg to differ.  This image reminds me just how safe and secure I am in God's love since Christ bore the punishment of my sins.  There is nothing more calming …

Exploring Cricut Happy Halloween Challenge!

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut!
This time we want to see Halloween projects!
For complete challenge deets and to see the fun prize pack you could win hop over to the Exploring Cricut site. 
So here's my project for the week using Simply Charmed and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I plan on stuffing it with some stick candy and/or Pixie Sticks...

Cricut Cuts
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More - pg. 112 - Window - 8.75 inches
Simply Charmed - Bat - pg. 59 - Layer 1, Layer 2 - 2 inch
Simply Charmed - Boo - pg. 58 - Word - 1 1/2 inch

Card Recipe
Paper - Close to My Heart - Moonlight; Card Stock - Bazzill (Cream, Yellow & Pink)  & CTMH (black)
Misc. - Ribbon - Offray; White Gel Pen - Signo

CDS October Blog Hop

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Welcome to this month's Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the lovely Cassie's blog you are in the right place! If not hop over to Clear Dollar Stamps' Blog for a complete list. 
Are you excited? I know I am! Here are the deets...
THEME: "TRICK OR TREAT" PRIZES: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clearly Digital Stamps gift certificate for digital images! WINNERS: A winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member's blog. The winner will be announced on the CDS blog Thursday, October 25th.
And here is my creation... sour cream candy containers... perfect goodies for those little goblins...

Cut your paper 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Apply ScorTape to one of the short ends (4.25) along with one 5.5 inch side and attach the short sides together creating a cylinder. Use the paper crimper to attach the longer 5.5 inch sides. Fill with candy and add ScorTape to open side. Attach and crimp end on diagonal to create a …

SR146 ~ Boo From the Crew ~

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Good morning!  Had a few moments last night to attend a card class and hang out with old friends!  I just LOVE those kind of evenings!  Today I plan on getting a few household chores done and **wink, wink** sneak in some crafty!  :-)
But in the meantime, I want to share a fun sketch I found at Stampin' Royalty.   A while back my friend and Close to My Heart enabler, Emily, hosted a card class featuring a cute Halloween set.  One of the phrases is "no bones about it."  With all these big dogs around, I thought that sentiment might prove to be useful!  So with some new CTMH papers and stamp set plus this sketch I went to work.  My card doesn't have anything to do with St. Bernards but I'm sure someone will like it!  So here's the sketch...

And my interpretation...

I distressed and inked the DP edges. If you look closely, you will see a torn area on the bottom.  ** That was on purpose...  ** Instead of pennants, I opted to use a Martha Stewart punch (Drippy …

MOJO263 ~ Just Because, Shabby Style ~

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I must confess my craft table is a mess!  I am frantically working to clear up some projects and as a result my craft table looks...  well loved???  lol...  I firmly believe a messy craft table must indicate a creative mind...  ***please don't burst my bubble dear friends***  :-)
Today I am sharing my take on the Mojo Monday sketch...

and my interpretation...

I created the flower by stamping multiple images (from Verve's Great Friend set) on designer paper and hand cutting each one out. I then used a stylus to curl and cup each layer and nestled them together with some glue. I placed a pearl brad in the middle to adorn and attach all layers. The greenery may also be found in the Great Friend set. I used a Close To My Heart ink and hand cut each before adhering as desired. The circle is actually a Spellbinder die I cut, embossed and embellished with pearls before placing behind the panel. The main panel has also been distressed, inked and embossed for added interest. Th…

DS73 & TSTR136 ~ A Shabby Thank You ~

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Welcome friends! It is so very nice to see you! Today, I am excited to be playing along with two challenges, The Shabby Tea Room AND The Deconstructed Sketch! I haven't had as much time to play along as of late... and this was a real treat! So here's the sketch...

the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...
a photo of the finished card...
and a closeup of it...

and the stamp set used...

So soft and shabby! :-) Behind the spray of roses you will find a beautiful die cut pale pink vellum heart. My new blogger friend Kathleen sent that my way! Isn't she just a dear? ***waving wildly Kathleen*** Thanks! She also sent me the most BEAUTIFUL fall card and I promise I will share a photo of it soon! You will love it as much as I do!
The challenge at The Tea Room... to combine rustic and elegant!  I embossed the wood panel DP with a Woodgrain Embossing Folder for added realism. I also threw in some pearls ***Don't I always*** and a bit of crystal embellis…

Clear Dollar Stamps October Release!

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Welcome to the October Digi release for
Clear Dollar Stamps!

If you are looking for this week's Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge click HERE...

This month, I am working with a couple of images, one color and one not.  So let's hop in and take a look at these cute images.


For my base I layered some coordinating DP and then added a layer of Digi DP available in this month's Antique Ornaments (Color) set. I printed the color image on Neenah paper and then used an ornament shaped die to cut it out. I placed a double bow tie on the top, slathered some Diamond Stickles on the image. (It reminds me of those beautiful glass ornaments I LOVE...) I cut the sentiment out with a pennant die and adhered it to the top. Kinda looks like the ornament should be nestled on my tree this year! Super cute!
And for my next project... lots of pink...


I used a floral die to cut, emboss and lightly ink the edges of the sentiment. The dove and sentiment may be found i…

ODBDSLC126 ~ A Sketch!

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge...

This time we have a sketch! 




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!! 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 nor 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 Sunday, October 21st at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use…

CDS ~ It's the Great White Pumpkin!

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Good morning dear friends!  I'm popping in to show you a minimalist pumpkin.  I wanted to created a white image and used some earthtone Copics to do it.  A great deal of black and white plus some Copic boo boos (please overlook those) and here it is... 

The image and sentiment may be found in Clear Dollar Stamps' Digi set, Autumn Blessings. After printing my image on Neenah paper, I lightly colored it with E50, E53 and E000 before blending with 0. The key to working with printer images, make sure to let the image set and cure overnight. You can also use a hair dryer or heat gun to set the ink. I prefer to just let it cure. SO much easier and less stressing for me! :-) The base is a combo of two die cuts from Spellbinders recent release, Marvelous Squares. A few pearls and a fun polka dot ribbon and you are done! I think I like orange pumpkins better... ;-) Thanks for stopping in...
Card Recipe
Stamps/Images - Clear Dollar Stamps - Autumn Blessings Digital CS/Paper…

Monster Mash Blog Hop with Especially Yours Blog

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Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!




Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!
If you've come from
Pam's blog, you're in the right place!

If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.
For my project, I created a candy corn monster card.  The project cuts are 4.25 inches, using the card feature and adding layers.  For interest, I included some fun pearl adhesive jewelry and bows on her shoes. I used a black pen to add faux stitching as well...

Card Recipe

Cartridge - Mini Monsters (cuts at 4.25 inches)
Paper - Bazzill & Georgia Pacific
Pearls - Recollections
Pen - Copic Multiliner
Baker's Twine - Jillibean Soup


We also hav…

ODBD Alumni Love of Gratitude Hop

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Gratitude! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, October 24th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs usingFor the Love of Gratitude!

If you arrived here from Jan Marie's DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot!
If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.

Here's the collections I opted to use today...


Bookmark Birds


Bookmark - Verses


Spellbinders for ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies
And my creation...  a bookmark to give to an extremely supportive friend...


No…

DS72 & a Blog Candy Winner! ~ Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Hello Wednesday!  I am so excited to reveal my blog candy winner for Sunday's Birthday Blog Hop.  (Yes, I was one of the team members with hidden "blog candy.")  I am terrible at keeping secrets!  So glad I can reveal the winner.  :-)  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to wish Kelley Holland, the owner of Our Daily Bread Designs a happy birthday!  I know she appreciated all of your birthday wishes.  And now for the winner...  I feel like Santa Claus...  :-)

Congrats to Kathy O!

Please reach out to me within 48 hours so I can get your prize pack out!  Thanks again to everyone who took time out of their day to play along! 

Today I am taking a few moments to play along with Jen at The Deconstructed Sketch. By now, everyone knows how I feel about sketches! They make me SO happy! And this one is no exception...

I decided to pull out a fun stamp set recently sent to me by Kelley Holland, owner of Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations. This set is from NCC and …

ODBDSLC125 ~ Fall Colors & a Verse

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge! 

This month we welcome a special guest designer, Bridget Finlay!  Take a few moments to welcome her at her fabulous blog, Bridget's Paper Blessings.  Welcome Bridget!!!!

So let's dive right in!  This time the challenge team wants to see you use... 

fall colors and a verse!
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!! 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 nor 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…

Exploring Cricut - Breast Cancer Awareness

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut!  This rotation we are focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness!  As many of you may know, October marks Breast Cancer Awareness. 
Personally, I have had friends and family members diagnosed with this terrible disease.  And I know we as a nation long for the days when this terrible disease will be eradicated. 
Several years back a woman from my church was diagnosed with cancer.  She was a breast cancer survivor and had reached the coveted 5 year mark before it returned.  I had just started creating cards a few months before.  I asked God for guidance.  What could I do?  I felt so powerless and quite honestly useless.  One morning it came to me.  I could make cards!  So every week for over a year, I sent her a card.  As the days became shorter and her journey home came to a close, her family told me just how much those cards meant.  She kept each and every one in a box and would go through them over and over.  When her eyesight became …

Happy Birthday Kelley Blog Hop!

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I am so excited today to be posting a special Birthday Wish to Our Daily Bread designs owner, Kelley Holland! This is a very special birthday for Kelley, as it's theBIG 50!!! Some of us on the Design Teams have gotten together a Birthday Blog Hop for Kelley, and a special gift as well. We're so happy to have you join us on this hop... and we hope you will visit each post and leave a comment, becausesomeof the DT members have BLOG CANDYhidden along the way!
You have until 8pm EDT Oct. 8th to leave a comment on each blog The team members who have the candy will be drawing names from those who commented on their post, announcing it on the 10th of October! There will also be an announcement here on the ODBD Blog on Oct 10, telling who had the blog candy and who were the chosen winners. You will need to check that post and notify the Design Team member within 48 hours if you won one of the candies! So now.... here is the order for the hop: Angie Grace Dawn Chris Debi Julie S…