Saturday, June 30, 2012

ODBDSLC114 - Anything Goes!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!  This week we have am easy peasy challenge! Use anything from Our Daily Bread Designs!   

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, July 8th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC114. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

This week's challenge will be extended through Sunday, July 8 at 8 pm EST. In the future, all challenges will begin on Tuesday's at 8 a.m. EST and end on Sunday's at 8 pm EST. This coming Tuesday, July 3, we will show you more for the same challenge.

My creation for the week...


The design was based on a sketch I found. All coordinating designer papers are by Bo Bunny (Little Miss Collection.) A Cheery Lynn Flourish Die, paper punched leaves, mulberry roses and pearl flourish add a bit of whimsy. The sentiment may be found in Our Daily Bread Designs Faith set.

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out what my other Sister Sticks have for ya... Blessings...

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

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!!

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Faith
Paper - Bazzill; Bo Bunny Little Miss
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Cricut - Winter Woodland
Misc. - Blossoms; Flourish - Recollections; Button - Recollections; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts

Challenges


Mojo Monday - MOJO237


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CAS176 & WAW36 ~ Sturdy Shelter ~

Thought I would pop in and show you another card I created with Our Daily Bread Designs' Faithful Friend set.  I got this set a week or so back and I just can't put it down!  I love it when a stamp set just seems to work for every project!  The sketch is from this week's Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast.


I scored the bottom of the white card stock base before placing a matted layer of Authentique paper. I matted the sentiment on a simple black card stock panel and fussy cut the dragonfly. After adding Diamond Stickles to his "wings" I popped him on the card with dimensional foam. Super easy! Gotta love that! As always thanks for stopping in! I love to hear from you!

Don't forget on July 1st, Our Daily Bread Designs will release new stamp sets! (...they are FABULOUS!) For my Cricut fans stop in next week on Monday and Friday for some Exploring Cricut posts! And next Thursday the ODBD Alumni team will be having a hop! And it promises to be fun! Stay tuned, as I will be having a fun giveaway in July as well! It promises to be a wonderful month! Until next time... blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Faithful Friend
Paper - Colorbok; Authentique - Uncommon
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Misc. - Scor-Pal; Diamond Stickles

Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers - CAS176
Word Art Wednesday #36

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SC390 ~ Faithful Friend & ODBD's Merry Sale!

Hard to believe another week is moving on. Looking forward to a few upcoming vacation days... maybe I can get all my crafting caught up... RIGHT!!! But in the meantime I have a Splitcoast sketch inspired card...



And the sketch that started it all...



I just love this set from Our Daily Bread Designs, Faithful Friend. It just has so many possibilities!

And speaking of possibilities... Our Daily Bread Designs is having a Merry 6 Months Until Christmas sale. This means a HUGE sale on many of the Christmas stamp sets and singles to help you get a head start on your Christmas cards and projects!

Some of the singles are NEW to the ODBD store, and with a 20% savings, I am sure you will be adding some of these to your shopping cart! This sale runs through June 30, 2012 midnight EST!  So ya gotta hurry!!!!    Until next time...

Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Faithful Friend
Paper - Bazzill; Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone; Versafine Black Onyx
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals & Classic Ovals Small
Misc. - Pearls - Recollections; Lace; Satin Ribbon; Mulberry Rose; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts


Today's Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch - SC390

Monday, June 25, 2012

F4A122 & SSIC145 ~ Bling It Up

Sometimes the simplest of ideas goes completely, utterly out of control. That is exactly what happened to me over the weekend as I decided to try out some new Distress Paint. As sometimes happens, I couldn't just settle on plan A. I had to jump head long into plan B. After cutting and gluing two cardboard die cuts together, painting them and watching them crackle up, I had a bright idea! I decided that some added bling would be JUST the ticket. And so I ran to my embellishment stash faster than you can say glitter. And glitter I did! After adding spray adhesive, I blinged it up with coarse crystal glitter. But oh, how my heart longed to do even more! So I sprayed yet again and added fine crystal glitter! And there, where shortly before a double layer of fleur de lis shaped cardboard had been was the most beautiful sight I had ever beheld! (OK, MAYBE I sniffed just a LITTLE too much spray adhesive during this undertaking...) lol... 

This card will go to a lovely couple getting married in a few days.  One half of the happy couple loves the New Orleans Saints.  (Henceforth the fleur de lis and color scheme...)  After said fleur de lis dried, I added it to the card stock base with dimensional foam. I paper pierced the edge of the white focal panel with my Stampin' Up paper piercer and template! And then I stamped my sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs' Dreams set) on white CS, cut and embossed it with a die from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners set and added a few tiny paper pierced accents. The banner was placed on top with dimensional foam.  I added a couple of tiny baker's twine bows for interest. To keep with the Saints theme, I chose a white card stock base and then layered black card stock under a lovely gold card stock. Very regal!

So here she is...



And a close up of some of the details...



This one will go to a couple of challenges this week as well...

Splitcoaststampers - Free For All - Paper Piercing - F4A122
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Flags or Banners - SSIC145

Thanks as always for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, American Crafts; card board
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Sizzix - Fleur De Lis; Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners
Misc. - Ranger Distress Paint - Picket Fence; Glitter - Coarse Crystal & Fine Crystal Glitter; Spray Adhesive; Baker's Twine; Paper Piercer & Template - Stampin' Up

Sunday, June 24, 2012

WT370 Windows & Doors ~ For All You Do ~

Today, I am sharing a card I created for Splitcoast Stamper's Ways To Use It Challenge.  This week participants were asked to create something with a window and/or door.  I wanted to do something a little different.  Most of the cards I see show a scene looking outside the window.  I wanted to create something that looked as if you were outside gazing in. 



To create the brick I embossed a white card stock panel with Tim Holtzs' Alteration Bricked folder. I then took my Memento London Fog ink pad and run it over the embossed paper until I achieved the desired look. I added some Ranger Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) with a inking sponge for depth. Once the panel was dry, I used a rectangular Spellbinder die to cut out the window opening. I placed a layer of DP beneath with dimensional foam. I looked for a pattern that reminded me of old wallpaper. I trimmed the brick panel with black card stock and then kraft. The window and window box die were added with dimensional foam. I layered on some liquid adhesive and added my greenery layer (Meadow). After it dried, I added more liquid glue and some Flowersoft in Sweet Pea. I stamped my sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs' Serve the Lord set on the bottom of my white card stock base. I then added my bricked & matted panel. The final step... I added a few black rhinestone beads for interest. I promise the project is not nearly as complicated as it sounds! Thanks so much for stopping in and until next time...

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Serve the Lord
Paper - Glitz - French Kiss; Paper Studio - kraft; Colorbok - black
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black (sentiment); Memento - London Fog & Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (brick)
Dies - Memory Box - Grand Madison Window & Grand Flower Box; Spellbinders - Classic Rectangles Large
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - Bricked
Misc. - Rhinestones - Flourishes; Flowersoft - Meadow & Sweet Pea; Lace (curtains)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

ODBDSLC113 ~ Three or MORE, Please!!!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!  This week we have a real challenge for you!! Let’s see you use three or more stamps on the FRONT of your creation. They can be images, backgrounds or sentiments but you must use three or more stamps.   

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, June 27th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, June 28th. 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, June 27th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC113. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

My creation for the week...



For this card I chose to use black and cream card stock.  The finished card measures 5 x 7 inches.  My matted layer (black card stock) was run through a paper crimper for added texture.  I stamped the sentiment panel base with two images, a daisy bouquet from Daisy and bees from Simple Things.  Both were stamped with Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink.  I elected to use a scripture set from the Seed Packet set and stamped it on scrap vanilla card stock.  I used coordinating Spellbinders to cut/emboss and frame the sentiment.  A black pearl flourish from Kaisercraft was nestled under the panel and for interest I added both a daisy and rose blossoms.  Some paper punched leaves finished it off.

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out what my other Sister Sticks have for ya... Blessings...

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

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!!

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Seed Packet, Simple Things, Daisy
Paper - Bazzill
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot; Versafine Onyx Black
Misc. - Flourish  - Kaisercraft; Blossoms; Paper Punches

Other Challenges

Word Art Wednesday #33 - WAW33
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #144 - Something that reflects you - SSIC144
Joyful Stamper - IInspire Me Fridays #64 - Anything Goes

Friday, June 22, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ Daily Project!

Good Friday morning to ya! I am so excited to have a Cricut Expression that works! After taking a forced sabbatical from Cricuting I am finally back in action. And today I am popping with a fun and funky daily project for Exploring Cricut. This isn't my normal "frilly" creation. I pulled out a sorely neglected cartridge, Nifty Fifties for this one. And my creation is one COOL cat...



My base is white card stock cut to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch card. I used Provocraft's Spots & Dots Embossing Folder for some pizzaz. The kitty was cut at 4 1/4 inches (black card stock) and then run through a xyron to make it tacky. I then covered the cat with black flocking. Because the cat was relatively small, I opted to cut pink for the ears and nose only (4 1/4 inches also). A few white pearls add a fun "collar" for my feline friend. The aqua base is also 4 1/4 inches. But the word cool which I pulled from the phrase "cool cat" is only 2 inches. I attached everything with dimensional foam for depth. So cool! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Lori

Supplies

Cart - Cricut - Nifty Fifties
Paper - Bazzill
Embossing Folder - PC Spots & Dots
Pearls - Recollections
Flock - Stampendous

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ODBD's Alumni Team Hop ~ Good Stewards!



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 ODBD Good Steward sets! 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, July 4th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Good Steward sets!

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

Today I have THREE sets to show you!

God Bless America





I Pledge Allegiance





and In God We Trust





You have one final stop to make on today's hop. I will send you back to ODBD's blog. Blessings and thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipes

God Bless America

Stamps - ODBD - God Bless America
Paper - Bazzill; The Paper Loft; Neenah
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Misc. - Jute; Silver Pearls

I Pledge Allegiance

Stamps - ODBD - I Pledge Allegiance
Paper - Bazzill; Bo Bunny
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen; Cricut - George Cartridge
Misc. - Doily Wilton; Charm; Hemp Twine

In God We Trust


Stamps - ODBD - In God We Trust
Paper - Bazzill; American Crafts; Neenah
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Summer Sky, Copics
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - Punch - Creative Memories; Silver Pearls; Lace; ScorPal



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

QFTD117 ~ Spotlighting ~

This weekend I took a few moments to play along with some fun challenge at Splitcoast. I always enjoy seeing what all of the participants come up with. This time I wanted to honor SCS's Queen for the Day, Cathy, aka cathymac on Splitcoast. You can check out her fabbo gallery HERE.

To honor Cathy, I selected a card from her gallery and used the same technique called spotlighting.



I stamped my image, Faith on two sheets of Neenah, coloring one with Copics. I then cut the colored image with a small Spellbinder and the uncolored image with a large SB. I nested them together with dimensional foam. The sentiment is from ODBD's Birthday Blessings set. This was a quick and easy project! Perfect for a hectic weekend! Thanks for stopping in!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Faith & Birthday Blessings Paper - Colorbok; Bo Bunny - Country Garden
Ink - Copics; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Large Classic Rectangles
Misc - Ric Rac

Monday, June 18, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ Summer Fun!

So glad to back among the Cricut devotees! For those of you who don't stop by on a regular basis my E2 bit the dust! Thanks to my friends and some lovely support people at Provocraft I am back in business!  Thanks to my dear friend Diane for loaning me her Mini and my new E2 should arrive today!  Hip hip hooray!!!! 

So on to this weeks Exploring Cricut challenge...

Summer Fun - Make a card, layout or papercraft using at least 3 Cricut cuts, 2 pattern papers, AND 1 embellishment of a summer fun activity, vacation, etc....

and my project...



Let's check the list...

3 Cricut cuts -

Life's a Beach - Adirondack Chair (4.25 in); Beach Ball (2 in); Beach Umbrella (5.25 in)

2 Pattern Papers - Kaisercraft - Seaside Collection (pattern #1 - background & pattern #2 - umbrella & beach ball)

1 Summer Embellishment of summer activity - Flowersoft Sand

Whew! Think I can check them all off! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe

Cricut Cartridge - Life's a Beach
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Porch
Paper - Bazzill; Kaisercraft - Seaside Collection
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressing)
Misc. - Wood Button; Flowersoft - Sand

Sunday, June 17, 2012

~ God's Mercy ~

And aren't we glad?  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I want to share a card that I created using some "non-traditional" colors...  at least for me anyway!  I found some papers by Kaisercraft and decided to play.  The collection is called Seaside and with that in mind I pulled out a new Provocraft embossing folder (Hawaiian Shirt) and added some Magnum PI to the case...  :-)



I told ya it was busy! lol... This card has more orange, yellow and aqua than I EVER work with! The lace is a bargain rack find at Michaels and I used standard Circle and Petite Scalloped Spellbinder dies for the sentiment. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Design's The Sea set. Very appropriate this time of year... Thanks for stopping in! I will spend the rest of the day trying to get the Magnum PI theme song out of my head! Blessings!!

Card Recipe

Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Sea
Paper - Bazzill; Kaisercraft - Seaside Collection
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black (sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade (edging)
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Hawaiian Shirt
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - Lace - Recollections; Seam Binding

Saturday, June 16, 2012

ODBDSLC112 - Summer is Here!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!  Since it is officially summer in the USA this week, let’s see your summer themed creations. They can include gardening, boats, and etc….anything related to a summer activity.   

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, June 22nd at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, June 23rd. 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, June 22nd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC112. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

My creation for the week...



The card is actually based off of a sketch using some new papers from Prima's Nature Garden and some lovely clay flowers I found in the discount aisle of a craft store!

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out what my other Sister Sticks have for ya... Blessings...

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

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!!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Anchor
Paper - Colorbok; Prima - Nature Garden
Ink - Memento London Fog; Versafine Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders Labels Seventeen & Large Classic Rectangles
Misc. - Satin Ribbon; Clay Flowers, Pearl Flourish - Recollections; Embossing Folder - Provocraft Geometric Rings


Additional Challenges

Retro Sketches - RS15

Friday, June 15, 2012

MOJO245 ~ Stand Firm ~

Things have been busy around the Ulrich household.  Unfortunately my Cricut is still MIA...  Let's NOT talk about that...  LOL...  So in the meantime I am making due with the help of some dear friends and a massive collection of stamps! 

This is the second post for me today.  Today is the first chance I have had to work on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  So at the risk of boring you to death today, I am posting something else.  Here's the sketch...



And here's my attempt...



I used coordinating papers from the Be Amazing Collection by My Mind's Eye. The stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs may be found in the Not Forgotten set.  The flower is a happy creation I came upon while reading another blog, Clare's Creations. Clare Buswell has this fabulous tutorial on how to make paper carnations. Unfortunately, I do not own the Sizzix die she referred to in the video but I improvised! I pulled out a 5 petal paper punch by Stampin' Up and went to work. I followed her instructions to the letter with the exception of the paper punch.  I really like how it turned out! Be sure to check out the link to her blog above for the details! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Details

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Not Forgotten
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Be Amazing
Ink - Memento - London Fog (distressing); Versafine - Onyx Black (sentiment)
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - Flourish - Recollections; Paper Punch - Stampin' Up (Flower); Large Leaves - McGill; Leave Spray - Martha Stewart Crafts; Ric Rac; Staple - Making Memories; Corner Rounder - We R Memory Keepers (1/2 in)

Challenges

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - MOJO245

SC389 ~ Weave in Faith

I love to participate in sketch challenges and one of my new favs is over at Splitcoast. Here's this week's sketch...



And here is my take on the sketch...



The card base is plain white card stock with a matted layer of lightly distressed red. I added a layer of DP from Prima's En Francais collection. I added a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs and a wool blossom from Jolee's for interest. The sentiment is from a wonder Our Daily Bread set called Weave in Faith. Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Weave in Faith
Paper - Bazzill; Prima - En Francais
Die - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Misc. - Pearls - Recollection, Blossom - Jolee's


Challenge

Splitcoast - SC389

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CAS174 & SRC128 ~ Adventure ~

This week the Clean & Simple crew at Splitcoast are hosting a white on white challenge. First of all clean and simple simply SCARES me! And I can count the number of dominately white cards I have done over the years on one hand! With all of these phobias in mind, this sentiment from Helen Keller says it all...



Just do it! And where have I heard that before? ;-) So with that in mind I am entering this in a new challenge for me this week, Clean and Simple over at Stampin' Royalty.  See ya next time...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Quote Collection 1
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Memento Danube Blue
Misc. - Corner Rounder, Dimensional Foam

Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers - Clean & Simple - White on White - CAS174
Stampin' Royalty - Clean & Simple - SRC128

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CAS174, TLC381 ~ Nothing Will Be Impossible

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I have another clean and simple card I submitted for a couple of challenges at Splitcoast. I played along with the Clean and Simple Challenge (White on White) and the Try a New Technique (Half it). The dies are some new Memory Box dies I received recently. For my "half" I cut the Bird Cage in Half and adhered it over the bird die cut. Pretty simple! The sentiment is one of my favorites from ODBD's Seed Packet set.

And here it is...



So I'm interested in your feedback! Do you like the Clean & Simple cards I've had or do you like the Fussy & Frilly ones I do? I like both depending on my mood! Operators are standing by... so you may submit your vote! :-) Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Seed Packet
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Memory Box - Wired Bird Cage, Nestled Bird

Monday, June 11, 2012

WT378 ~ The Sea ~

Welcome! So glad you could stop by today. My dear friend and Our Daily Bread Design Team member, Sabrina sent me a lovely package recently. Inside she carefully packed seam binding, blossoms, charms and chipboard. One of the treasures she sent was a metal pocket watch embellie from Michaels. That gift triggered this card...



My base is kraft card stock with a layer of caribbean blue paper. I selected designer paper by K & Company. I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and added distress ink to all sides. I then crinkled it up, flattened it back out and glued it to the base. This weeks SCS Ways to Use It Challenge involves banners. So I stamped my sentiment (ODBD's The Sea set) on kraft paper and cut a banner. I couldn't resist adding some hemp twine and a bit of Flower Soft Ultrafine Sand in the corner of the watch for interest. Almost looks like it washed up on shore! Thanks for stopping in and until next time!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Sea
Paper: Kraft - Paper Studio, Bazzill, K & Co. Tim Coffey Travel
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Line & Frayed Burlap
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Watch Charm - Michaels, Flower Soft - Sand


Challenge

Splitcoast Stampers - Ways To Use It - Return of the Banner - WT378

CAS173 ~ Merry Christmas ~

It's Christmas in June!  I created my first Christmas card this week.  I promised myself I would not fall behind and have to mail out cookie cutter store cards this year!  To make the task less intimidating, I opted to do a clean and simple card for SplitCoast's weekly challenge.



I traced the chipboard "m" on DP and cut the paper letter out. I then glued it to the chipboard base and inked all the edges with distress ink. I altered my sentiment by masking off the letter "m" and some other embellishment with scotch tape before inking. I then removed the tape revealing the letter I needed to stamp. After stamping, I placed the chipboard letter where desired with dimensional foam. For interest, I drew a line around the edges. Thanks for stopping in! See ya soon!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Hero Arts - Holiday Cheer
Paper - Colorbok, Webster's Pages - Waiting for Santa and Sweets Season
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Misc. - Chipboard Letter - Making Memories, Pen - Copic Multiliner


Challenge

SplitCoast Stampers - Ways to Use It - Letters - CAS173

Sunday, June 10, 2012

F4A120 ~ So We May Live ~

Have you ever broke down and cryed while doing a simple task? The tears came for me Friday night. I had received an order of stamps from Our Daily Bread and excitedly sat down to color. I stamped my image, pulled out Copics and started to work. But something unusual happened during that 30 minutes at the craft table. Where a blank piece of paper was, an image of the Savior came to be. As I colored the shadows around his eyes and the shadows under his chin, my eyes began to well. I pulled out a red Copic and started to define the streams of blood on his brow and face. As tears poured down my face, I came to realize a simple truth. For each stroke of the marker was like a lash he took for me. As I colored and defined his features, I became painfully, humbly aware of the beating he took for me. I saw the blood on his face and the thorns on his brow and realized how he suffered and died so I may live... so we all may live... Thank you and blessings...



and the inside...



Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Crown of Thorns
Paper - Colorbok, Neenah Solar Crest,
Ink - Tuxedo - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders - Floral Ovals, Standard Large Ovals
Misc. - Mulberry Roses, Paper Punches - Martha Stewart


Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers - Free For All - Scissors Free - F4A120

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ODBDSLC111 ~ Old, New, Borrowed & Blue!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!  Since June is known as the wedding month…This week the team is challenging participants to make a creation using something old, something new, something borrowed or gifted, and something blue.   

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, June 15th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, June 16th. 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, June 15th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC111. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

My creation for the week...



A very clean and simple design using old paper from my stash, a new ODBD stamp (Bicycle), gifted photo corners and finally a blue bicycle image...

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out what my other Sister Sticks have for ya... Blessings...

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

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!!

Card Recipe

Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Bicycle
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - Portobello Road
Ink - Copic; Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Tumbled Glass
Misc. - Hemp Cord, Photo Corners

Friday, June 8, 2012

FS278, RS14 ~ Cherry Blossom Birthday ~

Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a fun sketch I've been working on.


And here's my interpretation...


My matting is black and white card stock. And the DP is from Bo Bunny's Serenity Collection. This time instead of using several patterns I opted to cut out a strip of the same paper matting it with black for my accent panel. I also inked the edges of the DP with Ranger Distress Ink (Black Soot.) I also had the opportunity to play with some new Memory Box dies. I used the Cherry Blossom, Tender Leaves and Grove Branch dies for my floral accent. I thought this combo worked well with this paper! The sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs may be found in the Birthday Blessings set. Super easy! Thanks for stopping in!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Bo Bunny Serenity Paper Pad
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment), Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot (edging)
Dies - Memory Box - Tender Leaves, Grove Branch, Cherry Blossom

Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper - Rita Wright - FS278
Retro Sketchs - RS14

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Let's Hop...For the Love of ODBD Winged Things!



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 ODBD Winged Things! 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 our 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, June 20th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Winged Things!

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

Today I am working with Mr. Chickadee. He may be found in the You Will Find Refuge set.



There is also a matching Chickadee ODBD Custom die available. I do not own this one but I think I will have to order it soon! ;-)



And here's my card...



Now I will send you on your way to visitSandee's fabulous blog. Blessings!

Card Recipe

Stamps - ODBD - You Will Find Refuge
Paper - Prima - Sun Kiss Collection Paper Pad; Neenah Solar Crest
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Inks - Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap; Copics
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish & Sunflower; Spellbinders - Lattice Motifs, Classic Small Ovals, Classic Scalloped Small Ovals; Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Misc. - Lace, Mulberry Roses




Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SSIC142, JUGS139 ~ Sing ~

Good morning!  I am now on day seven of Cricut withdrawal...  Hubs swears I am not NEARLY as charming as before the Cricut died!  :-)  But this has challenged me to do more stamping and in some cases get EXTREMELY creative about the products I use.  But that's good, right?  Sometimes you gotta knock the dust off of those under appreciated crafting items!

Speaking of under appreciated...  sometime I get stuck in a creative rut.  I really like those "shabby chic" cards.  And sometimes I fail to try other kinds of cards because I am so COMFORTABLE doing what I know how to do!  So today I am attempting to broaden my horizens with another clean and simple card.  I created this one for a sketch challenge at Just Us Girls and the weekly challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  The ladies at SSIC asked participants to create a card that depicts any element of heaven—angels, music, clouds, sun, stars, blue, glitter, bling, etc.  When I think of heaven, I think of music!  I found some My Mind's Eye papers (Be Happy) and went to work.  Kinda ironic that the paper pad is named Be Happy!  Me thinks that's a message...    ;-)

So here's the sketch...


And here's my interpretation...


Super easy! As always thanks so much for taking a few moments to stop by!

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - You Will Find Refuge
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Be Happy
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Pearls - Basic Grey


Challenges

Just Us Girls - JUGS139 - Sketch Challenge
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC142 - Elements of Heavean - Music

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MOJO244 ~ Great Love ~

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! My Mom and I had the opportunity to share some quality time together. We live close to US 68 a state route which runs from Maysville, Kentucky south. The first weekend in June there is a 400 mile yard sale along this route. Saturday we took some time to check out about 60 miles of it. We found some treasures (my fav was an old St. Bernard print in a mahogany frame). But most importantly, we had some special time together. We had a chance to chat and catch up. Isn't it grand being an adult? I think we appreciate our parents so much more!

As we traveled along, my mom was reminded of a yard sale excursion she and my Dad made many years ago. She relived all of their finds and told me about this beautiful bowl my Dad had found. She asked me what happened to that bowl. Well, I couldn't for the life of me remember a thing about a bowl! The more we discussed it, she remembered that I was fairly young and would not have been with them. She told me how they stopped to browse for a few minutes and Dad found a beautiful pressed glass bowl. He excitedly exclaimed, "Chick would like that!" (Chick was the pet name he called me.) So he hurried over to pay for it. Well after getting home Mom packed the bowl away safe and sound. I grew up, graduated from high school and then college. I married, moved several times, divorced and married again. The whole time I knew nothing of the existence of the bowl. And in 1996 I lost Daddy to cancer. Sixteen years later as I type this, I find myself welling up. Somehow you never get over it... you just learn to live with it...

Tonight, I stopped by to see my Mom. And she had a surprise for me! She presented me with the bowl. As I held that bowl in my hands and felt the grooves, I thought of Daddy holding that in his big calloused hands so long ago. I thought of him seeking it out to give to me, knowing THAT one day I would LOVE that bowl. When he bought the bowl, I was in Middle School and not the least bit interested in "old stuff." But how well he knew his daughter! Because these days as a middle age woman I prowl antique shops and yard sales to find "antiques." I am definitely a Daddy's girl! It's amazing... it's a gift 30 years in the making... but somehow even sweeter... It's a testament to a great love...

Today's Mojo sketch...



And my interpretation...



Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Simple Things
Paper - Bazzill, Prima - En Francais Paper Pad
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Memory Box - Tender Leaves (rose leaves)
Ink - CTMY - Cranberry (sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressed edges)
Misc. - Mulberry Roses, Lace, Satin Ribbon, Pearl Center, Stickles - Diamond (bee wings)


Challenges

Mojo Monday - MOJO244 - Sketch Challenge

Monday, June 4, 2012

F4A119, OCCC and NO CRICUT!!! :-(

Update - I was so distraught about my Cricut I forgot today's photo. Oops! I have modified the post... lol...

I apologize in advance to my dear Cricut followers.  You see today is normally the day I have a Cricut post for Exploring Cricut.  Well, my E2 had other ideas!  When trying to update it with the Cricut Sync program last week...  let's just say something didn't sync....  (big grimace)...  So at the moment I am Cricutless (is that a word?) until PC can figure out what can be done (if anything)...  sigh...  So please take a few moments to visit Diane and company today as they showcase the new challenge.  It looks to be fun!  In the meantime, while I am attempting to wean myself away from die cuts, I'll do some stamping.  I sure hope this doesn't mean I have to give up my Spellbinders too!  YIKES!!!

I created this card for SplitCoast Stampers' Friday Free For All Challenge.  Particpants were asked to make something graduation/celebration related but without a cap, gown, diploma, owl...  the normal graduation trappings.  So I decided to go as feminine as possible and make a paper rose for my central embellishment.  Paper punches are my new favorite toy!



The base is white card stock with a layer of pink CS matting.  I embossed my central panel with Provocrafts' Scrollwork embossing folder before adding to the matting with dimensional foam.  I stamped the sentiment on with Versafine ink before cutting/embossing the panel with Spellbinders.  I also added a scalloped die cut matting from the same pink card stock used on the rose.  I made the rose using McGill paper punches and added a bit of Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish die for interest.  I also added some pearls here and there on the frame.  Well, thanks so much for stopping in and until next time...  blessings...

Lori

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Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black (sentiment); Close to My Heart - Cotton Candy (petal edges)
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Scrollwork
Dies - Spellbinders - Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Paper Punches - McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Rose (3 punch set)
Pearls - Recollections


Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers - Friday Free For All - Congratulations - F4A119
Our Creative Corner - Embellished Frame

Sunday, June 3, 2012

FS277 ~ You Did It

This CAS card is for this week's Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. Click here to check it out. Susan Bridgman is the featured stamper. If you have a few moments check out the link and her gallery! She makes some beautiful cards!

So here is my extremely clean and simple creation...


I embossed white card stock with a Sizzix folder (Elegant Wreath) and added it to a black CS base. I make a very simple mortarboard and diploma to attach. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs' May release, Dreams. Quick, easy and perfect for that graduation card I need! Thanks for stopping in and until next time... blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Misc. - Floss, Brad, Embossing Folder - Sizzix Elegant Wreath, Ribbon

Saturday, June 2, 2012

SC387 ~ Congrats on Your Retirement

Do you ever wear a card out? Do you just push the thing around on your craft table until you are sick of looking at it? Do you wonder what you can do differently? I have a terrible time creating retirement cards. You can throw just about any occasion my way and I can cook up a card. But retirements... a whole different story! So with a friend's retirement looming... I took to the craft table and nearly to my bed... lol...

And here's what I came up with...


And I must admit this sketch challenge at SplitCoast Stampers inspired me... (Things are SO MUCH easier when you have a sketch...)


Very clean and very simple. The base is gray card stock with black matting. I pulled a DP from Bo Bunny's Country Garden collection for my background and leaves. The jet flourish is by Zva and pops against the creamy yellow background. Behind my sentiment panel, I added some Spellbinders Foliage leaves with cream and yellow mulberry roses. I also added some black hemp cord tied in a teeny tiny bow. The sentiment I selected may be found in this month's Our Daily Bread Designs' release, Dreams.
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And speaking of releases... ODBD will be doing a blog hop Friday June 1st featuring their latest releases. And let me just tell ya, they are CUTE!!! I have a darling image on my desk screaming to go on a card... sigh... maybe tomorrow... Until next time... blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe


Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Bo Bunny - Country Garden
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage
Misc. - Flourish - Zva, Black Hemp Cord, Mulberry Roses

Challenges

SplitCoast Stampers - SC387
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes! - Twine

Friday, June 1, 2012

STV12MON19 ~ All Our Love

This week's Mix it Up Monday Challenge at StampTV is to create a project for a child.  So I opted to pull out one of my "cute" sets, Warm & Fuzzy, and go to work.  This one is a very clean and simple card.  I tried to focus on bright, primary colors and cartoon like characters to fit the challenge...


The card stock base is green. I framed the focal panel with navy. Behind this panel I placed some fun paper from Echo Park's collection, A Boy's Life. Very simple and super cute! Thanks for stopping in!

And don't forget Friday will be the big release day for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Gina K. Designs - Warm & Fuzzy by Asela Hopkins, Gina K. Designs - Sending Sunshine by Theresa Momber
Paper - Gina K. Designs, Echo Park - A Boy's Life
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black, Copic

Challenges

StampTV - Mix it Up Monday - STV12MON19 - Project For a Child