Saturday, March 31, 2012

ODBDSLC102 ~ Your Favorite ODBD Stamp Set!

Happy Saturday All!! So glad you stopped by! 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:

Today marks the last March Anniversary challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. Since we are celebrating the Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, why not end our Anniversary challenges with your favorite stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! We can’t wait to see your ODBD creations!!

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, April 6th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, April 7th. 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 Friday, April 6th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC102. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

Here's my take on this week's challenge...



Before stamping my image (ODBD's Faith set), I used a sticky note to mask off the center panel. I then stamped the image on top and rotated my paper and stamped it again on the bottom and removed the mask. I used a matching marker to gently line the top and stamped the scripture. I then cut/embossed the focal panel adding a coordinating DP scalloped oval to give a little definition. I placed a bit of lace under the panel itself as well as wrapping a scrap around the sentiment panel taking care to secure each end on the back before adding it to the scalloped background. A die flourish, mulberry roses and some coordinating paper punches add a little pizzaz. Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out what my other Sister Sticks have for ya... Blessings...

Jan Marie Ennenga
Jan Keen
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson

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!!

Supplies
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Faith
Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Paper - CTMH - Pemberley
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Scrollwork
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Miscellaneous - Pearls, Paper Punches, Lace (Thanks again to my dear friend Sabrina)

Additional Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC132 - Lots of Embellishments!
Cheery Lynn Designs - CLD21 - Things With Wings (Butterfly Image)
SplitCoast Stampers Ways To Use - WT368 - Get Sentimental

Friday, March 30, 2012

Exploring Cricut

If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs Love of Easter Sets blog hop click HERE.

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut. Don't you just love when something unexpected happens? Well, maybe not when unannounced visitors show up and you are stuffing things under the couch... In this case I stopped at a Hobby Lobby recently and found this fun feather accessory in the ribbon aisle. The original intention for this product was a hair bow. But I knew I wanted to make a peacock and not just any peacock... a CRICUT peacock! A dear friend of mine has a birthday in a few weeks and I knew she would love the humor of this sentiment...

Here he is...



Cuts

Create A Critter - Body, Chest, Beak - pg. 70 - 5.5 inches (royal & white)
Heritage - Frame - pg. 25 - 1 inch (white)

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Colorbok Pattern Pack - Rosewood
Stamp - Unknown
Embossing Powder - Stampendous
Watermark Ink - Versamark
Peacock Trim - The Ribbon Boutique

Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ODBD Alumni Team Love of Easter Sets Blog Hop!

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 For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD blog for the full link list. One of the post 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, April 11th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced April 12th! So, get hopping and enjoy all the Easter inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets!

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

I decided to work with the Daffodil Tag Set pictured below...



And my project this week...



I used a simple ecru card stock base. I then cut a matching doily die with the leftover card stock. I added a soft polka dotted DP panel at the bottom and edged it with a soft daffodil seam binding my dear friend Sabrina sent me along with soft cream flower trim. A wooden button and hemp string tied through hide the seams. I split my doily in two adhering one half to the top panel and one below. I stamped two Daffodil Tag Set images on Copic compatible card stock and colored both. After stamping a sentiment I chose Spellbinders' Small Labels to emboss and cut my tag. I then cut out one of the daffodil images and used dimensional foam to adhere to the original image. I the tag on my card and added Stardust Stickles to each daffofil for interest. A few random pearls scattered on the doily top it off! I just love yellow! Don't you??

Now next on the hop is Rosemary. She has a wonderful project to share! Thanks so much for hopping along with us! Blessings!

Supplies
Stamps - ODBD Daffodil Tag Set
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper - Bazzill, Neenah, Echo Park's A Boy's Life
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry; Spellbinders Small Labels
Seam Binding, Flower Trim, Stickles - Stardust, Pearls - Recollections, Hemp Twine, Wood Button

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Houndstooth and Mother's Day?

Yes, tis true! I mixed a distinctly masculine print paper with a decidedly girly pattern and well... let's just say it is definitely different from my normal cards! Sometimes you have to just mix it up, right? Since it is my birthday... lol... I can do that right??? Seriously, it gave me a wonderful opportunity to use one of the new Spellbinder dies. Gotta love that!



I started out with a sketch and somehow... Let's just say it went a little haywire! lol... So here are all the details...

Paper - Paper Studio, Bazzill, Basic Grey Kissing Booth
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Mother's Day
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx
Dies - Sizzix - Elegant Flourishes, Spellbinders - Aster Flower Topper & Foliage
Accessories - Corduroy Brad - The Paper Studio


Thanks for stopping by! Stop back Thursday to see what the ODBD Alumi team will be up to! They have a wonderful hop planned! Until next time... Blessings!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #12 ~ It's a Spring Thing

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Diane's challenge this week..

Create any card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Spring using the colors pink, green, yellow, purple, blue and white!

And here's my interpretation...



I opted to do a simple page I can add a couple of photos to. I used several carts on this project including George and Plantin' Schoolbook. I had to knock the dust off of a few of them! lol...

Cuts

Clouds - Everyday Paper Dolls - 6.5 inches - pg 42
Easter - Designer's Calendar - 3 inches - pg 38
Butterfly - Kate's ABC's - 2.5 inches - pg 62
Grass - Plantin' Schoolbook - 2.5 inches - pg 69
Eggs - George - 2.5 inches - pg 114

Embossing Folders
Swiss Dots - Butterfly
Birds & Swirls & Victoria - Eggs

Products

Paper - Bazzill & Colorbok

Thanks for looking and don't forget to stop back Friday for another fun Cricut project! Until then... blessings...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

MOJO223 ~ The Road Less Traveled

Thanks for stopping in! If you are looking for my ODBD Shining the Light post click HERE...

This month has been a special anniversary month for Our Daily Bread Designs. During the anniversary release, the designers were given the opportunity to submit a quote, sentiment or scripture to be created into a stamp. My dear challenge teammate Rosemary Dennis selected a wonderful quote by Robert Frost. I thought it would lend itself to the most recent Mojo Monday sketch shown here.



And here is my interpretation using Rosemary's favorite quote...



I combined card stock (black, ecru and off white) with DP by My Mind's Eye. I stamped the sentiment and used a Spellbinder die to emboss and cut it. A few sprigs of greenery created with Cheery Lynn & Spellbinder dies add some light. The flower? A lovely gift from one of the other ODBD designers, Sabrina. Thanks again! Enjoy! Stop back in this week as I have a few Cricut posts to share plus more fun ODBD projects! Blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - ODBD - Quote Collection 1
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, MME Lost & Found - Breeze, MME Lost & Found - Union Square
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders Standard Ovals Large, Spellbinders - Foliage
Accessories - Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Satin Ribbon; Mulberry Rose


Challenges

MOJO223 - Sketch

ODBDSLC101 ~ Silk or Faux Silk

Happy Saturday All!! So glad you stopped by! 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:

This month marks the third March Anniversary challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. One of the traditional gifts for a fourth anniversary is silk. This week’s challenge is to use silk or faux silk on your creation while using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. Angie created a fabulous tutorial on this wonderful technique you can find HERE. There is a tutorial on SC as well. If you would rather not do this technique you can use silk or silk ribbon. But check out the tutorial first. It is not only easy but fun! I promise!


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, March 30th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, March 31st. 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 Friday, March 30th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC101. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.
Here's my take on this week's challenge...


For this card I chose ODBD's Scripture Collection 9. I began by paper punching the bottom of my white card stock base. I then prepared a faux silk panel using Angie's tutorial. The tissue I selected has a pale pink rose pattern. Once I cut the main panel out I cut a slightly larger coordinating pink mat to frame it. I prepared another smaller faux silk panel and then used a Spellbinder scalloped die to go between my scripture panel and the pink Spellbinders Floral Oval Panel. The scripture is from the Anniversary release, Scripture Collection 9. I added a few branches and a lovely dove from another Spellbinder set, Mix'd Media Elements. I added in a pink mulberry rose and a few paper punched rose leaves. A tiny jet bead gives Mrs. Dove an eye and a touch of a Copic marker adds a beak. A few pearls scattered around the edges add some bling! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my Sister Sticks:

Chris Olsen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson

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!! Blessings...

Stamps - ODBD - Scripture Collection 9
Paper - Bazzill; Tissue Paper
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large, Floral Ovals, Mix'd Media Elements
Pearls, Mulberry Rose, Paper Punched Leaves, Paper Punch Edger


Additional Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Psalm 104:19 - Something Related to the New Season (bird and budding flowers)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Good Man - Faux Leather

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here! I wanted to share a card I created last week using ODBD's Father's Day set. I know Father's Day won't be here until June but when inspiration strikes... ya just gotta go with it!

Here's the final product...



The base is kraft card stock with a heavily distressed green matting. I embossed the brown card stock using a Sizzix folder. After dry embossing, I inked up my brayer with Versamark Watermark Ink and rolled it over the embossed paper. Once the raised pattern was inked, I sprinkled it all with clear embossing powder, shaking off all excess. I then used a heat gun to emboss those areas. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa on kraft paper and embossed with a Spellbinder die, inking all edges. A Cheery Lynn Designs die gives the illusion of foliage. I then cut three flower cuts from Chricut's Flower Shoppe cart. Each cut had four petals until I removed one and glued it together. Now I have flowers that look like trillium one of my new favorite wildflowers! A few bits of Flowersoft finish off the centers! Thanks for visiting and don't forget to stop back by Saturday to see what next week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge will be! It will be fun!

Blessings...

Supplies
Card Stock - Paper Studio, Bazzill
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Father's Day
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder - Clear - Ranger
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Starry Night
Flowersoft - Autumn Mix
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen
Cricut - Flower Shoppe Cartridge - pg 17 - 1 inch

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

STV12MON9 ~ Goldenrod

Welcome and thanks for stopping in! Are you ever guilty of letting a colored image languish on your desk? I mean well! I go into a coloring frenzy and put projects aside to work on "later." But unfortunately, later never comes! So today I have decided to stop the insanity! I pulled out an image from Gina K. Designs' Stately Flowers 2 and went to work!

I purchased this set since it includes the state weed **ahem, flower*** of Kentucky. Nothing makes this native Kentucky girl as happy as seeing a field of goldenrod **achoo** blooming in **achoo** August. WELL, maybe my allergies are not so happy! Anywho... Thought you might enjoy the project...



This project was super easy and fun to do! I was able to snap up some scraps from my stash, a pearl flourish and lace to pull it together. Thanks for visiting and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - Gina K. Designs - Stately Flowers 2
Paper - K & Company - Julianne Vintage; October Afternoon - Sasparilla
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black; Copics
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large
Accessories - Ribbon, Pearls - Zva, Pearls and Gems - Recollections, Lace

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Glory of God - Part 2

Thanks for stopping in! I must admit I love the new 4th Anniversary Release at ODBD! And I had to pop in and share another card I created using my favorite scripture selection, Psalm 19:1 from ODBD's new release, Scripture Collection 9...



If you haven't had a chance to check out Angie's faux silk technique click HERE. It is too fun! I found the green tissue paper in my stash of goodies. I love this technique so much, I found myself buying more tissue paper at our local dollar store. I think the little checkout fella was worried about me buying $15 dollars worth of tissue paper... lol...

I used the faux silk for two separate mat layers and then framed my scripture panel with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Oval die. I also used the lovely clover image from Simple Things lightly colored with Copics. A few pearls and a lovely spring card was ready to mail! Thanks for stopping in and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies
Stamps - Scripture Collection 9; Simple Things
Paper - Colorbok, Green Tissue Paper
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Clover Die; Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Small, Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Accessories - Pearls - Recollections, Zyron Sticker Maker, Stickles - Diamond (bee's wings)

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Glory of God

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Be sure to grab a cuppa java and stay awhile!

This month Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates a big anniversary, 4 years in business! Kelley and crew have been such a blessing to me! I count myself very fortunate to be able to share God's word with so many people via ODBD's stamps on my projects. If you missed the fun, this past week ODBD had a huge anniversary release. And as in years past the design team was given the opportunity to submit not only favorite scripture but quotes and sentiments to be made into stamps! For my scripture I selected Psalm 19:1...



This is a clean and simple project for me. The base is white card stock with a black matting. I dusted a rainbow of chalks on with my finger and then added a spray sealant to secure. The sentiment (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black) was placed over the chalk. Make sure the sealant is completely dry or your image will bleed! I then used a corner rounder on alternate corners and trimmed the panel down to be slightly smaller than the black mat. Very simple, very clean and a powerful testimony to the one who spoke the world into existence... Blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 9
Paper - Colorbok
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories - Chalk, Krylon Matte Finish Spray, Corner Rounder

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SSIC131 & CPS157 ~ He is Risen

Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks again to all of those who stopped by over the last few days to celebrate Our Daily Bread Designs' 4th Anniversary! I appreciate your feedback. In the coming days I will showcase a few more creations using the scripture I submitted as well as other design team selections! I will even have a clean and simple card coming this week! (I can't believe it myself... lol)...

Today I am playing along in a few challenges. I am also using some new supplies in my stash! I LOVE to do that! So here is today's sketch from Card Patterns...



And my interpretation using some new items I picked up recently from my Close to My Heart contact and good friend Emily.



Not sure how I feel about the coloring on little lambie but he was as close to a Khatahdin as I could get! The Stampin' Sisters in Christ ladies have issued a new challenge as well. They asked participants to do something related to spring. I thought the lamb image as well as Easter sentiment were perfect! Thanks again and until next time... blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - Close to My Heart - He is Risen
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Copics, CTMH Outdoor Denim (sentiment)
Paper - Card Stock - CTMH, Designer Paper CTMH Pemberley Collections, Gina K. Designs Ivory 80 lb weight
Accessories - Denim Ribbon, Embossing Folder - Darice Butterflies in Corner, Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts


Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Something Related To Spring
Card Patterns 157

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design Team Edition Release Blog Hop!

If you got here from Suzanne's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure not to miss anyone! If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD! It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we create! If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store. This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also quotes and sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or projects. I think you will find some of the most encouraging and uplifting words available in stamps in these special anniversary sets!

So now, here are the Details of the Anniversary Hop:

  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Mar. 17 until 8pm EDT Mar 18.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 19.
  • Four hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and One blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary Bread Basket Bundle!!!
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 could not comment on.
  • Along with your statement that you completed the hop, leave some Anniversary wishes for Kelley and the gang at ODBD!


I selected one of my favorite scriptures from the Book of Psalms. This particular scripture reminds me of the power and majesty of our Creator. When things are difficult, we only have to look at the majesty of His handiwork to know he is with us. What a powerful reminder of his love for us! For this card, I embossed the DP before distressing the 4 edges and adhering to card stock. This layer was then popped up with dimensional foam to frame my verse. I then used coordinating card stock and cut a frame with a oval and scalloped oval die. When finished I added a layer of white card stock which I edged on the bottom with a lacey paper punch. The entire framed scripture Scripture Collection 9 was then adhered to a light cream card stock base. Final touches include a mulberry rose, burlap leaves and some lovely pearl bridal sprays I found and cut down to fit this project. I also added a white butterfly die with pearl accents!

Now I will send you to the next stop on the hop, Sandee. Thanks for stopping in!

Recipe

Stamps - Scripture Collection 9; Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Die Cuts With a View, Kaisercraft - Sweet Nothings Collection - Silver Lining; Ink - Close To My Heart - Cranberry; Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Sugar; Dies - Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn Designs; Rose - Recollections; Burlap Leaves - Prima; Pearls - Recollections; Bridal Spray; Paper Punch

Friday, March 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

If you are here for Our Daily Bread Designs Love of Backgrounds Hop click HERE.

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut. We will be having a little spaghetti get together in a few weeks so I took the opportunity to put some invites together.



I added some fun baker's twine to mimic spaghetti. Super cute! And here's the cut details...

Plate & Utensils - From My Kitchen - pg. 55 - 5.25 inches
Placemat - Elegant Edges - pg. 29 - 3 inches
Napkin - George - pg. 109 - 3 inches - scored and folded in half
You're Invited - Wild Card - pg. 37 - 7.5 inches

Supplies

Carts - Elegant Edges; From My Kitchen; George; Wild Card
Paper - Colorbok; Bazzill, Doodlebug
Accessories - Baker's Twine, Dimensional Foam


If you are a stamping fan don't forget to stop back by tomorrow. Our Daily Bread Designs will be releasing some fabulous new sets to celebrate their 4th anniversary! There will prizes, great projects and wonderful fellowship! Hope to see you then! Blessings...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ODBD Love of Backgrounds ~ Birch & Honeycomb



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love of Blog Hop. This is a big week at ODBD! Kelley and crew are celebrating their four year anniversary! We're having a great big party! To celebrate, the Alumni team along with some other designers are incorporating some items associated with 4th anniversaries.....colors of topaz or aqua, flowers, fruit, linen, silk, etc., along with ODBD Background Stamps into our projects.

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD Blog for the 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 March 28th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced March 29th!

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

My creation features Birch Background



and the Honeycomb Background shown here.



And now for my card...



I stamped the Birch Background stamp twice, selecting some of the birch trees to cut out individually and then placing them with dimensional foam on the base image. Notice how the branches stick out wildly? I thought it added to the "rustic" feel. I then stamped my sentiment from On Eagles' Wings and placed a sticky note over it to mask it before stamping with the Honeycomb Background. I then removed the mask and trimmed it down to the desired size. A simple jute bow finishes it off. Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to pop back in again Saturday for the big reveal! Kelley has come up with some FABULOUS 4th Anniversary sets! I will send you on your way...

ODBD Blog
Kathy
Silke
Betty
Fran
Angie
Lori {you are here}
Rosemary
Julie
Jan
Connie
Chris
Patter
Grace
Sandee
Debi

Enjoy hopping!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DS42 & CLD19 ~ Faithful

Happy Wednesday!

Today's project is something I put together with the following sketch in mind...



I also took the opportunity to incorporate some flourishes in for the new Cheery Lynn Designs challenge...



For this project I selected papers by Basic Grey (Kissing Booth) and Fancy Pants Designs (Winterland). Even though some of the papers have tiny snowflakes on them, I felt the colors lent themselves well to a spring challenge! The doily is a Wilton doily purchased from a local discount store. I distressed all of the edges and even crumpled up the bottom floral layer before adhering to a card stock base. A bit of white lace peeks out from behind the sentiment panel. The red DP was hand cut and placed with dimensional foam. I stamped the sentiment (ODBD's The Word of God) with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Both the flourish and rose are Cheery Lynn dies. A bit of Diamond Stickles top off the rose. Kinda fun! Roses AND snowflakes... lol... Have a wonderful day!

Supplies
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Word of God
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Papers - Bazzill; Fancy Pants Designs - Winterland; Basic Grey - Kissing Booth
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, Miniature Rose, Medium Rose, Large Rose


Challenges

Cheery Lynn Designs - CLD19 - Flourishes
Deconstructed Sketches - DS42

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ODBD Designers Flower Hunt Game


We are celebrating the 4th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread designs!  All this week we have special events going on over on the ODBD Blog, so be sure to check them out!  Today we have something that we hope will be pure fun for all! One Dozen of the Bread Sticks have baked up a special game for you! We decided to shower ODBD with a bouquet of flowers, since flowers are one of the traditional gifts for a 4th anniversary. You will be collecting these flowers along the way, and creating a beautiful bouquet for Kelley and all of Our Daily Bread designs!

We each have created a special card or project using at least one of our own personal ALL TIME FAVORITE ODBD sets. SIX of us will also have a special blog button with a special flower on it! Look for it in the designer's side bars of their blogs.

To play the game:

  • Visit each designer listed below
  •  Leave a comment 
  • Keep a list of each designer who has a special flower blog button.  Write down the designer's name and the name of the flower they have.  
  • When you have visited all 12, left comments and found the 6 flowers, send an email to Grace at gnywening@yahoo.comSimply name the 6 designers who had the flowers and the flower they had.  
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all who email Grace with their list by 9:00pm EST Mar. 15th!
 

Now on to my project details:



For my project today, I used........

Stamps - ODBD - Blessed Christmas
Paper - Echo Park - Country Drive, Colorbok, Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic - R20, R21, YG06, YG17, YG67
Stickles - Diamond
Flower Soft - Autumn mix (yellow only)
Pearls - Recollections
Lace - Simplicity
Ribbon - Offray

Paper Punch

Grace asked us to list our FOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE ODBD sets, and to use at least one on our project today.  How can I possibly just choose 4? 

Here are my four favorites:

Blessed Christmas - I love Christmas time! And this set is one I pull out every year. It doesn't matter if you color it in traditional reds or non traditional pinks like I did today. This image is elegant no matter what!
On Eagles' Wings - This set is the very first ODBD set I purchased! It started my love of anything ODBD. The scripture is one of my husband's favorites. And did I mention he loves eagles?
Joy to the World Hymn - This is one of my favorite songs to sing at Christmas! I love how this stamps lets me incorporate music into any project!
You Will Find Refuge - My husband is not the only one in the family who loves birds! My favorite is the happy little chickadee. This image is another one I keep returning to. 

I can't believe I had to pick four! They are all my favs!

(Now, I'll send you on your way.  Here are the dozen bread sticks in the bread basket today:

ODBD Blog
Grace
Patter
Angie
Chris
Sabrina
Lori {you are here}
Fran
Lisa
Connie
Sue
Debi
Gemiel

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #11 ~ Food Frenzy

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!

Diane's challenge this week..

Food Frenzy... Create a card, layout, or papercraft using any cricut cut of food. (This could include recipes, table decor or anything with food.) Let your imagination go wild!

My grandkids have been busy making mixes to give to family and friends. Somehow they layer stuff like flour, oats and nuts in a jar and when mixed with other ingredients and baked you have a wonderful treat. They gave me an assignment. They are making some sort of bread mix that requires apple butter and they wanted me to make a cute tag they could wrap around the jar. So I pulled out my Cricut and went to work. The base is a piece of 3 x 12 inch kraft card stock with a 2.5 x 12 inch strip of white layered on. I added an additional 3 x 3 kraft tab in the back for this jar so it would fasten. The key to this. You MUST use Scor Tape. It is the only thing I found that will really hold the wrap on! The cuts are all from Preserves.



Cuts
Apple - (2 inches) - Preserves - pg 30 - dark green; red; Layer - brown; Layer - white; Layer - light green
Butter - (1 inch) - Preserves - pg 30 - Word - red

Supplies
Card Stock - Bazzill, Colorbok - white, red, dark green, light green, brown
Cricut Cart - Preserves
Scor Tape


And here's the Apple Butter Bar Mix Directions...

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick oats

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pecans (walnuts chopped)


1. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together.
2. Cooking Instructions: Layer ingredients in a jar, in order given.
3. Press each layer down before adding next.

Instructions for Apple-Butter Bars Mix:

Spoon out nuts; set aside.
Empty bar mix into a large bowl.
Add 1 cup melted butter or margarine; mix well.
Press half of batter into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch greased pan.
Mix 1 1/2 cups apple butter with nuts.
Spread over batter in pan.
Add remaining mixture.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until browned.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

SC375 ~ Over the Fence

Thanks so much for stopping in! I can't believe how quickly the weekend is passing me by. And as I write this, Daylight Savings Time looms... I REALLY dislike the idea of losing a hour of sleep. But those longer evenings sure do appeal to me!

Be sure to stop in this week and visit. This will be a very busy week here at Scrappin Saints. For my Cricut fans I will have two posts this week, Monday and Friday for Exploring Cricut. And Our Daily Bread Designs is celebrating their 4 year anniversary! There will be lots of fun things going on to celebrate! Be sure to check out ODBD's blog for a complete schedule. It's going to be a GREAT week!

Today I want to share a card I created for the weekly SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge...



I took the opportunity to use some fun new papers from October Afternoon and The Light of Life set from ODBD. Definitely a fun combo! Thanks for stopping in and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Light of Life
Paper - Kraft - The Paper Studio; October Afternoon - Sasparilla; Neenah Solar Crest
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky; Copics
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Jute


Challenges

SplitcoastStampers - Sketch Challenge 375

Saturday, March 10, 2012

ODBDSLC100 ~ Every Word

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:

After all this is the month of March. So the challenge team wants to see Aqua or Topaz with your favorite scripture or quote!

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, March 23rd at 8 a.m. EST. (Yes, this is a two week challenge!) One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, March 24th. 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, March 23rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC100. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

Here's my take on this week's challenge...



For this card I chose ODBD's The Living Bread. I selected a couple of coordinating aqua print designer papers. The white edging is a Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Petite Borders. I then used a thin satin ribbon and wove it through the holes to mimic lacing. The scripture panel (stamped in an ink appropriately named Lagoon,) is surrounded by mulberry flowers and greenery.

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

Chris Olsen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson

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!! Blessings...

Supplies
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Living Bread
Ink - CTMH - Lagoon
Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Echo Park Country Drive, unknown
Dies - Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Border Petites, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small, Classic Ovals Small
Accessories - Flowers - Prima, Petaloo; Satin Ribbon - Offray

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MOJO231, TSTR104 & CLD18 ~ The Storm

Happy Thursday! I hope you and yours are doing well! Thought I would pop in to share a card I put together for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I also took the opportunity to play along at The Shabby Tea Room.

Here's the Mojo sketch...



And here's The Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo, Colorful Confections...



And here's my interpretation...



I created the base with some lovely bubblegum colored card stock and added a distressed layer of white Colorbok paper. I then added a layer of embossed Lily Bee Designs designer paper. The doily is a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs. I added a few pearls for added pizzazz. The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs set, The Sea. I stamped it on white card stock and cut it using ODBD's Tag die. The mossy green flourish is also a Cheery Lynn Designs die that I cut and placed behind a fun Prima rose. It's so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt! lol... Thanks so much for stopping in and until next time...

Blessings...

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Lily Bee Designs - Head Over Heels Paper Pad
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Sea
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Tag; Cheery Lynn Designs - French Pastry, Fanciful Flourish
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up - Sizzix - Square Lattice
Accessories - Pearls - Recollections; Rose - Prima; Ribbon - Offray


Challenges

Mojo Monday Sketch #231
The Shabby Tea Room 104 - Aqua, Pink, Green & a Tag
Cheery Lynn Designs #18 - Doilies

Monday, March 5, 2012

A CAS Card & Some Fun News!!

Happy Monday! I have so many fun things to share with you!

Everyone wants to know if we have puppies. Yes, Dakota delivered her last puppy safely on Sunday morning. Momma and pups are doing fine!

I have to share a cute story. At 9AM that morning Dakota had blessed us with 10 little bundles of fur. She had not delivered a pup in several hours. John separates the pups into two “batches” to make it easier for Momma to nurse, taking care to rotate them out every 2 hours. This makes Momma frantic, so John placed the box of puppies in the other room of our basement. Dakota was contentedly nursing Batch number 2.

Now by this time, John had been up all night and decided he needed a little snack to make it through. He slipped upstairs, wolfed down a sandwich and a cup of coffee before returning to check on the new Mom. Naturally, he counts heads to make sure everyone is safe and NOT under Momma. (Since Saints are such a large breed, they can accidentally crush a puppy.)

One little Saint, two little Saints, three little Saints, four little Saints, five little Saints, SIX little Saints??? So John counts again... One, two, three, four, five, SIX!!!! By this time my hubby REALLY thinks he needs some sleep! So he runs to the back room to check and sure enough there are 5 puppies in there! Thankfully Dakota has not learned how to turn doorknobs, steal her puppy back AND close the door behind her! So Mom had an extra surprise for us!

So as you can see it has been an exciting weekend here! But that’s not all! I have more exciting news I can share. I am deeply honored to be guest designing at The Shabby Tea Room this April. Thanks to Debbie for extending the invitation! They always have the most amazing inspiration photos! Every Monday you will find a new challenge. Please be sure to stop in and say hello!

So on to today’s card….



I am trying CAS (clean and simple). With spring coming and naturally spring cleaning… I find myself thinking about a more simple approach on some of my cards. Never fear! I’m just mixing it up a bit! Thanks so much for visiting and until next time…

Blessings…

Supplies
Paper – Bazzill, My Mind’s Eye
Stamps – Our Daily Bread Designs – Special Blend
Ink – Close To My Heart – Hollyhock; Ranger Distress Ink – Tea Dye
Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs – Fanciful Flourish
Accessories – Flower – Prima; Lace

Sunday, March 4, 2012

MOJO230, TSTR103 ~ Your Light

Thank you so much for popping in to say hello! First of all my prayers go out to all those who suffered damages and in some cases even lost loved ones during Friday's tornado outbreaks. My family and I spent some tense moments in our basement that evening as multiple tornadoes were spotted in the area. It was the most terrifying experience I have ever gone through. The noise, the dark, the quiet was nothing short of amazing!

During this time we were awaiting the birth of puppies. Our basement is made up of two areas, a bonus/family room and a garage which we have converted into kennels for our brood. Dakota was so pitiful that night. I went out to check on her and she was literally shaking. Keep in mind that this big ball of fur came home with us at a tender 6 weeks of age. The first time we took her out in the yard to conduct her business, she promptly ran over to the fence and barked ferociously at the neighbor's massive bull! She has absolutely no fear. But things were very different Friday night. (Who says animals can't sense danger?) So I promptly climbed into her birthing pen and plopped on the floor. Dakota placed her head in my lap and I petted and comforted her as much as she did me. When the horrible sounds died off, my step son advised we could return upstairs and we were so thankful to see zero damage! Other area counties were not so fortunate... West Liberty where I took classes while in college was nearly destroyed... areas of Kenton County where I have friends and former co-workers was hard hit as well...

What struck me as I cradled Dakota's head Friday night? She put her trust in me to make everything alright. She settled down and drifted off to sleep even as the wind, rain and hail roared around us. And so it is with our Savior, if we truly put our trust in him and recognize the Light... we can have peace... Blessings...

Last week's Mojo Monday sketch...



And the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...



And finally my interpretation...



I created the base for this card using a Cricut cartridge cut at 4.25 inches. I then layered Cheery Lynn Design's Italian Flourish Die in white. The designer paper is called Blue Lace Column and was cut with a Spellbinder die and split in half. The Shabby Tea Room challenge asked participants to use a distressed element. For this project I selected a torn box lid which I cut with Spellbinders' Standard Circle Large dies and inked with distress ink. The sentiment is from the recent Our Daily Bread Designs release, The Light of Life.

Supplies
Stamps - ODBD - The Light of Life
Ink - Close To My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Paper - Recollections, Colorbok, K & Co. - Blue Lace Column
Dies - Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Classic Rectangles Large, Standard Circles Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish
Electronic Die - Cricut - Ribbons & Rosettes - pg. 55 Rhinestone/Medallion Shadow (4.25 inches)
Accessories - Pearls - Recollections; Lace - Offray; Paper Punch - MS Crafts; Mulberry Roses


Challenges
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 230
The Shabby Tea Room - Shabby Shutters

Saturday, March 3, 2012

ODBDSLC99 - Stamped Flowers

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:

Since this month marks the FOURTH Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, all our challenges will focus on the Anniversary!!! Since one of the traditional gifts for the fourth anniversary is flowers. We would like to see flowers on your creations. Not just flower embellishments, but flower stamps! You must use Our Daily Bread Stamps to link 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, March 9th 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, March 9th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC99. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

Here's my take on this week's challenge...



I pulled out one of the very first sets I ever purchased from ODBD, The Lord Has Risen. I used Copics on this one, V12, V15, V17, for the violets and G43, G46 for the leaves. Touches of Y11 and Y17 highlight the centers. I also used C1 to lightly shade the background. I cut and embossed the image with a Spellbinder die before adding a coordinating DP scalloped die underneath and a lacy doily die. Some ruffled ribbon adds interest!

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

Chris Olsen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson

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!! Blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Lord Has Risen
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Copics - V12, V15, V17, G43, G46, Y11, Y17, C1
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Prima - Londonerry
Dies - Spellbinders - Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Swedish Spring Oval Frame, Queen Anne's Lace
Accessories - Pearl Flourish, Ruffle Ribbon

Friday, March 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

Here comes the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today's project is for the daily post at Exploring Cricut. Today's project features three cartridges - Just Because Cards, Forever Young and Accent Essentials.

Month is a busy month for birthdays so I decided to get a jump on some cards.



Cricut Cuts

Forever Young - Flower - pg 71 - & Layer, & Layer - 2.75 in.
Accent Essentials - Flourish - pg 49 - & 1 flipped - 1.75 in.
Just Because Cards - Card Base - pg 36 - - 5.25 in

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Lilybeedesigns - Head Over Heels Paper Pad
Stamp - ODBD - Birthday Blessings
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Pearl - Recollections

Thursday, March 1, 2012

For You

Good morning! Are you ready for spring yet? I sure am! And I find my creative thoughts turning to pinks, cabbage roses and lacy white doilies... Not a finer combo anywhere!!!

Today's card is definitely a shabby design. I even used some roughed up card board for matting! But oh, how fun that was!

And here it is...



The base is white card stock with a mat layer of plain card board that I tugged at one corner until I had two pieces. I then added some DP (K & Company) strips on top that had been distressed and inked. A strip of floral DP by Webster's Pages is nestled under a Wilton doily. The foliage is from a Cheery Lynn Designs die and is nestled under a bargain bin Jolee's flower find. Another CLD butterfly die is nestled at the bottom right above my sentiment. The sentiment (Verve's Great Friend set) was stamped in black. Very shabby, very fun and I was able to use some cool stamps I won recently at a Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thanks for visiting and until next time...

Blessings....


Supplies

Stamps - Verve - Great Friend
Paper - K & Company - Life's Journey; Webster's Pages - Petite Papers Ladies & Gents and Trendsetter Double Pack; Bazzill; Card Board
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Versafine Onyx Black
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs
Accessories - Jolee's; Wilton Doily