Monday, January 30, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #9 - Cricut 1, 2, 3 Recipe

Welcome to another bi-weekly challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we want you to create a project using a recipe.

1 Ribbon, 2 Cricut Cuts & 3 Buttons, Brads or Jewels

For complete deets please visit Exploring Cricut!

And now for my creation...



Recipe

1 Ribbon - Banner for Sand Castle
2 Cuts - Create a Critter - Crab and Sand Castle
3 Brads - 2 for Crabs Cheeks and 1 Starfish brad near the sentiment

Cuts

Crab - Create a Critter -

1 - - black card stock 2.5 inches
1 - Layer 1 - red card stock 2.5 inches

Sand Castle - Create a Critter -

1 - - dark sand card stock 3 inches
1 - Layer 1 - light sand card stock 3 inches

Directions

1. Cut card stock base (red) 4.25 by 10.5 inches. Score at 5.25 inch mark and fold.
2. Cut cream colored card stock base slightly smaller. (I used 4 x 5 inches.)
3. Cut designer paper layer. (3.75 x 4.75) Distress edges with distressing tool.
4. Adhere DP to extra red card stock and trim closely. (You want a slight edge of red
between this layer and the cream.
5. Adhere layers. Red CS base, cream CS, Red CS trimmed DP layer.
6. Make Cricut cuts as listed above.
7. Edge Sand Castle layers with a light brown distess ink. (I used Ranger Antique Linen)
8. Adhere sand castle layers with dimensional foam.
9. Punch brad holes on top layer of crab and place pink brads. Adhere with dimensional foam
to base.
10. Using Scor Tape adhere ribbon around toothpick. Trim to resemble a pennant.
11. Stamp sentiment on cream CS. Trim to desired size. Add star fish brad and ink edges.
12. Place elements where desired. Sand castle first, pennant, crab and finally your sentiment
panel.

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you enjoyed today's project! I will be back Friday with Exploring Cricut's Daily post so come on back! Ya hear??? Blessings...

Lori

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill, Gina K, K & Company Valentine Sweetheart
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Little Things
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Versafine Onyx Black
Cricut Cartridges - Create a Critter
Brads & Ribbon - Recollections

Saturday, January 28, 2012

ODBDSLC94 - Love Recipe

Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This Week’s Challenge-

Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word Love or Loves, hearts, lace and the colors red, white, pink and white, or both (must be more than minimal..make these colors the main colors!!!)

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, February 3rd 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, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

Now on to my take for the challenge:



I love red and white! This is a go to combo for me! I selected some a fun flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs (available at Our Daily Bread Designs) to accent my two heart dies (also CLD). I used a fun paper by K & Company that looks like a newspaper print. I also embossed the top red panel with a fun print. I love those conversation hearts but hate the taste! lol...

I want to say a special good bye today. Our fabbo guest designer, Wanda Cullen, will be finishing her guest term this month. Wanda is a wonderfully gifted and sweet crafter! I will miss you so!!!

Thanks for stopping in and until next time...

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - God's Love
Paper: Bazzil, K & Company Life's Journey
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Paper Punch, Mulberry Rose, Dies - Two of Hearts (CLD), Fanciful Flourish (CLD), Pearl Flourish - Zva


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my Sister Sticks:

Chris Olsen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Lori Ulrich-Me!
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson
Wanda Cullen

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge! We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Additional Challenges

Cheery Lynn Designs #12 Dry Embossing

Crazy 4 Challenges #121 Layer It On

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smooches... or Actually Smoochables...



Good morning! Thought I would pop in and share a few projects I had in the hopper. I was recently asked to create a few extra projects at Our Daily Bread Designs. And again I am going the clean and simple route. The image panel and background paper are from Bo Bunny's Smoochables 12 x 12 line. I love how the larger paper has ready made panels... you know, the kind perfect for stamping sentiments in! And I did just that with the above card. I selected a lovely sentiment from ODBD's Little Things set. I added a dash of lace edging and called it a day! Super quick and super fun! The card below was made with the same paper just without an ODBD sentiment. I utiilized one of the fun sayings already on the paper! Thanks as always for reading! Blessings...



Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Smoochables; Stamps - ODBD Little Things; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Lace, Ribbon

Monday, January 23, 2012

Daisy Notecard



Can you believe I did not stamp a single sentiment on the front? It was a struggle! lol... I decided to make a simple note card this week. One of my favorite color combos (black and white) won out! This DP from Bo Bunny is called Enchanted. And it's just that... absolutely lovely! I stamped ODBD's Honeycomb Background on one sheet with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and picked a coordinating paper to stamp ODBD's Daisy image on. Can you believe I didn't color this one? I really think my Copics were screaming at me in frustration... (sigh...)

Thanks so much for stopping in and until next time...

Blessings

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Bo Bunny Enchanted; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs' Honeycomb Background, Daisy; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Dies - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small; Ribbon

Sunday, January 22, 2012

SGC36, Cardabilities 47 & Trigger Tuesday - Rejoice!

Hope you are having a wonderful Lord's day! Thought I would pop in to share a card I created this week. I wanted something almost entirely white but wasn't sure how it would turn out. So here it is...



the sketch...



And the inspiration photo from Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday - Winter Blossoms... I really like the neutrals in this photo. So I tried to use my favorite neutral (white) with some various textured blossoms too!



And a close up of the card...



This one has several layers and used several dies. I cut a 6.75 x 6.75 white base and then used a Martha Stewart punch around the page set to embellish. I then cut a 5.5 x 12 inch base, scoring at the 6 inch line and adhered to the punched layer. I adhered a slightly smaller layer of white card stock with dimensional foam and then cut another layer at 5.25 x 5.25 scoring with my ScorPal at .25 inch increments. I then placed this layer on upside down. I wanted the panel to resemble beadboard. I then placed this with dimensional foam and spritzed the entire thing with Smooch Spritz (Vanilla Shimmer) and Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds). I placed a rectangular punched panel on top of this. I used Martha Stewart's large lattice punch for that layer. The final layer consists of a Cheery Lynn Designs Die, Spellbinders Picot Edges and a Standard Circles Large surrounding the sentiment. The sentiment was stamped in black and came from Our Daily Bread's Easter Blessings set. A few pearls, crochet flowers, mulberry roses, pearl brads and paper punched leaves finish it off! Thanks so much for visiting and until next time... Blessings...

L

Recipe

Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Easter Blessings
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - French Pastry, Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, Standard Circles Large
Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts
Miscellaneous - Glimmer Mist - Dazzling Diamonds, Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer, Brads & Pearl Flourish - Recollections, Crochet Flowers - The Paper Studio, Mulberry Roses


Challenges

Cardabilities Sketch #47
Southern Girls Challenge #36 - White on White
Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Winter Blossoms

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ODBDSLC93 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This Week’s Challenge-

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!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, January 27th 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 27th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC93. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take for the challenge:



The layers are heavily distressed! If there was an edge I could ink, rough up or otherwise destroy, I did! I found some lovely leaf stick pins awhile back and decided to add those for interest. And if you look very closely, you will see Our Daily Bread Designs' Time image stamped on the background paper for added interest! Who says you just have to stamp on the central panel?

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Time, Birthday Blessings
Paper: Bazzill Kraft, Bazzil Card Stock, Iron Orchid Designs Beach Cottage Paper Pad, Prima - Romantique
Accessories: Ink - Ranger Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Tea Dye(edges), Close to My Heart Cranberry; Dies - Spellbinders Postage Stamps, Classic Squares Large, Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Seam Binding; Paper Punch; Stick Pins - Maya Road


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Lori Ulrich-Me!
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson
Wanda Cullen
Angella Crockett - DT

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge! We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today's project is for the daily post at Exploring Cricut. I used Straight From the Nest and Storybook on this project.

So here's the card...



and the deets...

Cuts

Straight From the Nest (pg. 35 ) - 4 inches - 3 cuts
(pg. 35 ) - 4 inches - 1 cut
(pg. 35 Layer/Shadow - 4 inches - 2 cuts (red bird)
Storybook (pg. 36 - 3 1/2 inches - 1 cut

1. Create at 5 x 7 card base by cutting cream card stock 10 x 7 inches. Score at 5 inch
point and fold.

2. Cut slightly smaller red card stock mat (4.75 x 6.75). Cut another layer from designer
paper (4.50 x 6.50). Distress designer paper layer with distressing tool and ink. Adhere
to base.

3. Cut card stock and designer paper panel (5 x 3). Adhere.

4. Cut coordinating card stock and DP ribbon banner (2.5 x 4.5). Trim bottom to resemble
ribbon and adhere.

5. Weave red grosgrain ribbon through lace and attach to card base.

6. Assemble birdcage with red bird using dimensional foam and distress edges. Attach to red
panel.

7. Tie bow on top of birdcage and attach red base to card.

8. Stamp sentiment on cream card stock with red card stock. Trim and adhere to card.

If you like sketches hop over to Mojo Monday to see the sketch I used for today's card. Thanks for reading and don't forget to stop by Saturday to see our weekly Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. We have some fun projects to share! Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings
Paper - Bazzill, K & Company Ancestry.com Paper Pad & Life's Journey Paper Pad
Ink - Close to My Heart - Barn Red
Die Cuts - Cricut Storybook & Straight From the Nest
Lace, Grosgrain Ribbon, Sheer Ribbon
Stickles - Diamond Dust


Challenges

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #224

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ODBD For the Love of Custom Dies Blog Hop!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's first Alumni Team bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designer's are featuring for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, head to the ODBD blog for a full link list. One of the posts is a 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 February 1st at 6 pm. Winner will be announced February 2nd! So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies!

So here is my creation using ODBD's Clover and Tag dies...



If you got here from Rosemary's blog you are in the right place. Then.....Next on the hop is Grace!

Recipe

Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Simple Things, Special Blend
Custom Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Tag Die, Clover Die
Paper - Neenah Classic Solar Crest, K & Company Julianne Vintage
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Misc. - Recollections Pearl Flourish, Lace, Stickles Star Dust (wings), 3M Dimensional Foam

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Cup of Tea

Happy Tuesday! Today's card is quick and easy card I cranked out with the help of Our Daily Bread's recent release, Special Blend.



I stamped the doily on ecru card stock and then followed up with the sentiment in a rich shade of red. I then took a pair of trimming scissors and cut the image out. I created the base from a 4 1/2 by 9 inch red strip of card stock. I then scored it at the 4 1/2 inch point and folded to create the card. I layered on some ecru card stock and this lovely gingham print by Graphic 45. I paper punched some ecru card stock and placed it on my card and adhered my sentiment with dimensional foam. I also added some jute and these cute tiny wooden clothespins from the craft section of my local discount chain. Kinda looks like I hung the linens out on the line! Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Special Blend
Paper - Bazzill, Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Collection - Games and Playtime
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black, Close to My Heart - Cranberry
Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Jute, Mini Wooden Clothespins

Monday, January 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut # 8 Happy Birthday - A Color Challenge

Welcome to another bi-weekly challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we want you to create a Happy Birthday project. But not only must it be a birthday project, it must include the following colors - red, blue, yellow, green and white only! For complete deets please visit Exploring Cricut!

And now for my creation...



For this project I selected the Cricut cartridge, Birthday Bash. Here are the cuts you will need.

It's Your Birthday (4 inches) pg. 22 Phrase Shift (1 cut yellow)
Ice Cream Cup (Blue 5 inches) pg. 57 IceCream
Ice Cream (White 5 inches) pg. 57 IceCream-s
Ice Cream Topping (White 5 inches) pg. 57 Layer 1 (Embossed with Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder)
Leaf (Green 5 Inches) pg. 57 Layer 1 shift
Cherry & Sprinkles (Red 5 Inches) pg. 57 Layer 2 (cut twice for red cherry layers)
Cherry & Springkles (Blue, Red, Yellow 5 inches) pg. 57 Layer 2 (Additional Sprinkles

Card Base - Red - 5 X 10 inches (scored at 5 inch mark and folded)
Mat - Blue - 4.75 x 4.75, Designer Paper - 4.25 x 4.25 inches
Sentiment Background - Red 2 x 5 inches

1. Cut base out of red card stock (5 x 10 inches). Score at 5 inch point and fold.

2. Adhere blue and designer paper to base.

3. Place red sentiment background on card base. Adhere with dimensional foam.

4. Layer ice cream sundae together beginning with blue base. Add Ice Cream layer.

5. Glue leaf to base. Glue one red cherry to base. Use regular adhesive on both.

6. Emboss frosting with D'Vine Swirls folder and adhere with dimensional foam.

7. Glue "sprinkles" on with pen glue. Adhere final cherry layer with dimensional foam.

8. Place sentiment where desired and glue with dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping! Blessings...

L

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Doodlebug County Fair; Die Cuts - Provocraft Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge; Embossing Folder - Provocraft - D'Vine Swirls; Pen Glue; Dimensional Foam

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm So Blue



Hey guys! I'm popping in for a quick hello! Hope you are having a wonderful Sabbath! Today's card was created for a few challenges. I selected the new God's Love set from Our Daily Bread Designs and I used a new technique. (It's new to me...) I covered three of the letters in LOVE with scotch tape and then inked the remaining letter. I removed the tape and then stamped the single letter! That's how I achieved the letters L-O-V-E on a banner! Cool, huh??? Thanks for reading and until next time. Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - God's Love
Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, We R Memory Keepers - Cotton Tail Paper Pad, Prima - Romantique Paper Pad
Ink - Memento Summer Sky (inked around center panel), Close to My Heart - Dutch Blue (central butterfly image), Memento - Danube Blue - LOVE
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Pearls - Recollections
Ribbon - Close to My Heart
Mulberry Roses
Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Wilton Doily
Stickles - Star Dust (butterfly trail)


Challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C119 - Monochromatic Card in Blue
Southern Girls Challenge SSC35 - Sparkle (Stickles on Butterfly trail)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ SSIC122 - Something New Challenge (new technique - scotch tape for stamping individual images/letters)
Card Patterns 148 - Sketch

Saturday, January 14, 2012

ODBDSLC92 - W-I-N-T-E-R Word Play

Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This Week’s Challenge-

Winter Word Play

The team challenges you to use three tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word W-I-N-T-E-R.

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 20th 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 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC92. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take for the challenge:



I created the flowers with tissue paper and Spellbinders Blossoms Three die. The "bud" is actually a few pieces of left over tissue that I scrunched up and adhered to the card. After punching a stack of flowers (and yes, you can cut through several layers of tissue at one time) I ran a paper piercer through the center and placed the rhinestone brad. Then I scrunched, fluffed and moved layers until I achieved the look on each flower I desired. Easy peazy!!

N - Nestabilities
T - Tissue Paper
R - Rhinestones

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Porch
Paper: Echo Park - Country Drive, Bazzill
Accessories: Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot (edges); Dies - Spellbinders Blossom Three, Foliage; Rhinestone Flourish - Recollections


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Chris Olsen
Jan Keen
Lori Ulrich-Me!
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson
Wanda Cullen

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge! We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TSTR96, MOJO223, TLC330 and a Heartfelt Thank You!

I feel so blessed! Yesterday I was notified not once but TWICE that I had won a prize! Thank you so very much to the kind folks at Mojo Monday for selecting my card, Righteousness in Bronze as one of their Mojo 222 Sketch Champions! What a wonderful way to celebrate the day! And then the wonderful folks at Word Art Wednesday notified me I had won a random drawing for some fabbo stamps from Whimsy Stamps! I'm still smiling! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So today I am popping in to show you a card I put together for a couple of challenges. This one will be entered in Mojo's 223 Sketch Challenge as well as The Shabby Tea Room's Vintage Boudoir Challenge. Take a few moments to check out the links below and please play along!

Here's the Mojo Sketch...



And for my entry...



I created the rolled rose by using a 1 1/2 inch wide swath of burlap. The total length was about 10 inches. The process is pretty much the same as a fabric rolled rose but burlap is much bulkier. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the material as I worked. As always thanks for stopping in and don't forget Saturday's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! It will be fun! Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 6
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill Kraft Paper; Graphic 45 Bedtime Stories, Iron Orchid Beach Cottage Paper Pad
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Tea Dye
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Foliage, Standard Circles Large, Blossom Tags & Accents
Pearls - Zva
Lace, Sheer Ribbon, Burlap


Today's Challenges


Mojo Monday 223 Sketch Challenge
The Shabby Tea Room Week 96 - Vintage Boudoir
SplitCoast Stampers TLC330 Best of 2011

1 Corinthians

You knew I couldn't resist! After all, red is one of my favorite colors! Stands to reason I would crank out another Valentine card or two... or maybe three??? lol...

I received this single stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs a few days ago. This particular scripture is very meaningful to me. And probably not for the reasons you think! Usually people hear this particular New Testament passage mentioned during a wedding or around Valentine's Day. This particular passage took on a special meaning for me on Saturday May 4, 1996. It was on that day that my father's funeral was held after a short battle with cancer.

The central passage of the message that day was this one. Even though my Dad left this world to be with our Lord and Savior, I know his love still remains... Blessings...

And here is the card inspired by that passage...



Thank you as always for reading! Your comments and feedback are such a blessing to me! (Hugs)

Lori

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - 1 Corinthians; Ink - Memento Rhubard Stalk; Dies - Spellbinders Labels Seventeen; Paper Edger Punch and Individual Punches - Martha Stewart by EK Success; Mulberry Roses; Pearls - Recollections

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MOJO 223 - Spring Has Sprung!

Yes, I KNOW I am pushing the seasons! But this lovely paper pad from Echo Park made me THINK spring! So with this week's sketch challenge at Mojo Monday in mind...



I came up with the following card...



I really like the bright primary colors! It is definitely not as "girly" as what I normally do but I likey!!!!! I really love the cute little birdies I cut out and popped up with dimensional foam. I hope you do too! Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Echo Park Country Drive Paper Pad; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings; Ink - Memento - Summer Sky (sponged around clouds), Cottage Ivy - Sentiment; Die Cuts - Cricut Cartridge - Pooh and Friends - pg. 36 - 2.75 & 1.75 inches (clouds); Ribbon; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart - EK Success


Challenges

MOJO223 Sketch Challenge

Monday, January 9, 2012

TLC358 - Birthday Blessings

Happy Monday to you! I'm popping in with a card today I submitted to a SplitCoastStampers challenge. Specifically, it was a technique challenge and participants were asked to incorporate something "wet" in their design. It could be glitter, glimmer mist, anything that gave your creation a sleek or "wet" look. Saturday I received some new stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs and I couldn't wait to get those out and go to work. I treated the cup and saucer with Aleene's Paper Glaze to make it look like bone china hence the "wet" look. Well, the photo does not do it justice. You'll have to trust me that it really looks wet! :-)

And here it is...



Thanks so much for reading and until next time... blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, K & Co. Susan Winget Botanical; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings; Ink - Memento -Tuxedo Black, Copics (V04, V12, V15, V17, YG13, YG17, C1, C2, B000), Memento Grape Jelly; Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Floral Doily Motifs, Nested Pennants; Mulberry Roses; Pearls - Recollections; Paper Punches - Martha Stewart by EK Success; Aleene's Paper Glaze

Sunday, January 8, 2012

MOJO222 & SSIC121 - Faithfulness in Bronze

Happy Sunday to you! Today I have prepared a card based on a recent Mojo Monday sketch. I love sketches! They do practically all of the work for you! So here is the sketch...



And here is my interpretation...



The papers are from two different companies but I thought they went well together. I built this card around some fun (and cheap) accents I picked up at Michaels. The flowers and bronze flourish are by Recollections and were 50% off! Gotta love that! I'm kicking myself because I should have picked up more! Sigh... Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop by Mojo Monday to see the beautiful entries! Blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, K & Company Julianne Vintage Paper Pack (dots), Simple Stories Generations Paper Pad (doily print); Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collections 6; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Metal Flourish/Bronze Flowers - Recollections; Foliage (Paper Punches - Martha Stewart)


Today's Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #121 - Thinking of You Card
Mojo Monday #222 Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, January 7, 2012

ODBDSLC91 Something Old and Something New

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is time for another Shining the Light Challenge? And this week we have not only a fun challenge but some new faces to welcome to the team! Please take a few moments to welcome each and every one of these talented ladies! This is going to be an awesome year!

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



I pulled out an old paper pad (My Mind's Eye - Honey Cake) along with the new ODBD release, God's Love for this card.

Now here's the challenge deets...

Think Something Old and Something New or “In with the new and out with the old”!

Use something new and something old on your creation! 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 13th 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 13th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the following code in the keyword spot, ODBDSLC91. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge. And don't forget to tell us what your old and new items are!

Now, on to see what some of the other fabulous challenge team members have created... Please take a few moments to see what they have come up with and leave them some love! I promise you will not be disappointed! Blessings...

Debi Southard
Rosemary Dennis
Jan Marie Ennenga
Jan Keen
Kathy Roney
Sabrina Jackson
Chris Olsen
and our fabulous guest, Wanda Cullen

There are some fabulously talented ladies in this group!!!

Recipe

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Honey Cake; Stamps - ODBD God's Love; Ink Memento Lady Bug; Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Cheery Lynn Designs - French Pastry (doily); Pearls - Zva; Paper Punches; Mulberry Flowers; Ribbon

Friday, January 6, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post - I'm a Little Fussy

Welcome to another post for Exploring Cricut! I decided to be a little fussy today! (And this is where my husband would say "what else is new?") It has nothing to do with a state of mind but a state of scissors! Let's dive right in!



I've been trying to catch up on some of my layouts. And these Easter photos have been languishing for three years. So I decided to pull out some pastel papers and go to work. Here's the details...

1. I cut and matted my white card stock base a bit smaller than the polka dotted base (Doodlebug Sprinkles). The peach layer is 11.5 inches square while the white is 11.25 square.

2. I cut the oblong base (Elegant Edges pg. 67 shift oblong - 10.5 inches) from Three Bug's in a Rug April Showers Gathering paper. Adhere to white base slightly off center.

3. Fussy cut (roughly cut out flowers) from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring Flowering Fields Paper.

4. Adhere photos to base with adhesive and use mini craft clothespins to "attach" to base.

5. Add fussy cut flowers where desired with dimensional foam.

6 Cut Happy Easter (Easter 2010 cartridge at 1.75 inches) base from remaining Three Bugs in a Rug Designer paper. Cut Happy Easter layer from white (1.75 inches) and adhere with dimensional foam for depth. Add to bottom of page.

7. Add Zva Pearl Butterfly Flourish.

8. Take a black fine tip pen and doodle flourishes to your hearts content!

Thanks so much for joining me and until next time, blessings...

Recipe

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Doodlebug Sprinkles, Three Bugs in a Rug April Showers Gathering, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring Flowering Fields; Die Cuts Cricut Elegant Edges, Cricut Easter 2010; Mini Wooden Clothespins; Zva Butterfly Pearl Flourish; Dimensional Foam; Fine Tip Black Journaling Pen; Sharp Scissors

Thursday, January 5, 2012

SNTODBD51 - All About 2012!

It is time for ODBD's Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD51)! The Challenge this rotation is all about 2012! Or, at least the numbers that make up the year. Like 2-0-1-2. The numbers are a formula or recipe for how much we can add or not add to our card! Any stamps are allowed; however, if you use ODBD stamps you are entered twice for the win! Play as often as you like! The more you play the more you increase your chances to win!

So here's the formula...

2- Use two of something
0- Use zero of something (list what it is....no designer paper? No die cuts?)
1- Use one of something
2- Use two of something else

And here's my card for this week's challenge...



And my interpretation of the formula...

2 designer papers by Bo Bunny
0 ribbon or flowers
1 accent color (red) or 1 die (Cheery Lynn heart)
2 stamps (ODBD's God's Love set)

See it's easy! Don't forget to post SNTODBD51 in your keywords when posting to SplitCoastStampers so we may admire your work!

And check out my design team sistahs to see their lovely creations too!

Jan
Grace
Kathy
Chris
Jan Marie
Betty

Recipe

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Bo Bunny Enchanted; Stamps - ODBD - God's Love; Ink - Versamark Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot; Die - Cheery Lynn Designs Two of Hearts; Distressing Tool

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Great Love



Don't you just love black and white? I do. It always makes a card seem elegant! Today's card was created with Bo Bunny's Enchanted paper along with one of my new favorite classics from Our Daily Bread Designs, Simple Things. I stamped my sentiment directly on the DP with Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped this ever so cute bee on white card stock. I cut him out, slathered his wings with Diamond Stickles and popped him up with dimensional foam! Another fun and fast project! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Bo Bunny Enchanted; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Simple Things; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Ranger Diamond Stickles

Monday, January 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Challenge #7

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today's assignment -

Think Winter Wonderland! Create a card, layout or papercraft creating a winter scene or activity

And my entry...



The cut is from Celebrate with Flourish. I cut two base pieces (silver cardstock) at 5.75 inches. I then placed my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder over one snowflake and dry embossed. I adhered the embossed layer on top of the other with dimensional foam for depth. I cut both skates out of white card stock and added them with dimensional foam as well. Then I grabbed some white and gray baker's twine and tied a fun "lace" for my top skate. The distressed designer paper is by October Afternoon (specifically their Farmhouse Collection) and the remaining paper is plain card stock. I added a few pieces of twine and Zva pearl flourishes before placing my assembled skates. I felt like this card needed some sort of sentiment so I pulled out my Warm Wishes set and stamped the sentiment with CTMH Grey Wool Ink. So fun and so cute! Be sure to hop over and check out what the rest of the Exploring Cricut Design team has for you. We are welcoming a couple of new ladies to the team, Annette Robertson and Melody Lane. Be sure to stop by and give all the girls some blog love! We appreciate your comments so very much!

Blessings...

Lori

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, October Afternoon Farmhouse Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Warm Wishes; Ink - Close to My Heart Grey Wool; Dies - Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Cricut Celebrate with Flourish; Embossing Folder - Provocraft Swiss Dots; Bakers Twine; Zva Pearl Flourishes