Sunday, September 30, 2012

MOJO260 ~ Great Things ~

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am dropping in to share a card I created for few challenges this week including the Mojo sketch challenge. Time has been limited as of late.

 Do you ever feel like you have little if anything to share? After a few days of work related travel, I have felt EXACTLY like way! Finally, I plopped myself at the craft table and DARED myself to come up with something.

The sketch...


and my interpretation...


I know... extremely frilly and over the top! See what happens when I make myself create something! Still not sure how I feel about it but was determined to share...

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Door
Paper - Bazzill; Paper Studio - kraft; Echo Park - Very Merry Christmas; Bazzill Basics Paper - Believe
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Dies - Cricut - Winter Woodland (scallop base); Spellbinders - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large & Layered Poinsettia
Misc. - Bead Landing Black Cording; Recollections Microbeads & Pearl Flourish; Bo Bunny Button; Lace & Mini Pom Pom Trim
 
Challenges
 
Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO260
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC159 - Use an Element of Music (music print on DP)
Word Art Wednesday - WAW47
 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post ~ Burlap Scrap Wreath

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun day at Exploring Cricut
 
I have had a blast this week trying to think outside the box.  It seems like I get in a creative rut!  And that means using my Expression for cards and/or scrapbook layouts.  Am I the ONLY one who does that?  Whew!  So glad you raised your hand too! 

So this week I decided to tackle a home decor project.  And since owls and burlap are all the rage on this side of the Ohio river, I opted to make a wreath...

Specifically a burlap strip wreath with a Cricut Monogram and owl....



And a closeup of the main attraction. Isn't he cute?
 


The monogram is actually a chipboard and card stock sandwich.
I cut both layers at 11 inches (using Base Camp) and glued them together. The owl is 9.25 inches and may be found on the Give a Hoot cartridge. I embossed the white feathers around the eyes with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult to see. But I really love the effect. I think this little gem will go on my front door. (It is sheltered so it shouldn't be an issue.)

There are tons of burlap wreath tutorials on the Internet. This one is made up of scraps (about 1 inch wide) tied in knots on a 16 inch 4 ring wire form. It looks time consuming but really isn't! Those are the best kind of projects right? Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!

Blessings...

Lori

Cricut Cartridges

Give a Hoot - Owl - 9.25 inches
Base Camp - Monogram U - 11 inches (chipboard and card stock)

Other Supplies

16 inch 4 ring wreath form
3 yards of burlap strips cut 1 inch wide (variety of lengths)
Black, Gray, White, Brown, Yellow Card Stock
Chipboard
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Thursday, September 27, 2012

ODBD Alumni For the Love of Blessings Hop



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' Alumni Team 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 Fall Harvest Stamps! 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 lovely creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, October 10th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Fall Harvest Stamps!

If you arrived here from Chris' DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot!
 If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.
 
Here's what I created this week...



Using this lovely set of images and scripture entitled Give Thanks.





Now I will send you on your way to Our Daily Bread Designs' WONDERFUL blog. Make sure to leave some love at this final stop! Tell us about your favorite Blessings stamp!  Big hugs and thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Give Thanks
Paper - Bazzill, Neenah, Farmhouse Paper Company - Sugar Hill
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black, Copics, Close to My Heart - Cranberry (sentiment)
Dies - Spellbinders - Classic Rectangles Large
Misc. - Recollections Brad; Seam Binding; Becca Feekan's Peg Bow Maker

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Just Like a Snowglobe ~

Kentucky has some of the most beautiful rolling hillsides you will ever see.  The views vary depending on exactly what part of the state you visit.  I grew up in the outer bluegrass region, a lush area which gives way to the Knobs region. 
 
Recently Fleming County, hosted a covered bridge festival.  Fleming County is know as the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky.  
 
When Clear Dollar Stamps released this digital set, Covered Bridges, I had to go to work! 
I selected a serene Christmas scene and created a shaker card.  It kinda reminds me of a beautiful snow globe...

 

And the inside...


I think I might just starting humming a Christmas carol... Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps/Images - Covered Bridges
CS/Paper - Neenah; Bazzill
Ink/Markers - N/A
Accents - Spellbinders - Little Leaf Sets (inside), Layered Poinsettia & Labels Twenty-Five; Recollections Pearl Flourish; Hole Punch; Martha Stewart Crafts Paper Punch; Flower Soft - Meadow; Acetate; Recollections Flocking - White; Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Glitter

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ODBDSLC124 ~ All About the Melody


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

This challenge is all about the melody! 

(This challenge lasts 2 weeks!) 

Create a card or project with some musical element. It can include a musical theme, words in the sentiment or verse having to do with music or instruments, an embossing folder or designer paper.  Let your musical imagination go wild!

  To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on nor will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them! As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, October 7th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC124. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And my creation for the week...




I chose a couple of musical elements.  One layer of designer paper has musical notes all over it.  I also opted to use a Scripture stamp referencing singing and music.  (Oh, how I love to make a "joyful" noise...)  A shabby rose is surrounded by bits of paper punched foliage and pearls.  I also added a few burgundy blossoms to break up the neutral tones.  When I think of singing, my mind naturally turns to birds.  So I pulled a few craft feathers out of my stash and tucked a few behind the flower grouping.  Kinda shabby and eclectic...  So whatcha think? 

Make sure to stop by and visit my sister sticks! They have some wonderful creations to share! And don't forget to leave them some love!  Thanks so much to Katherine Lawson, our special guest this month! 
Chris Olsen *** Jan Keen *** Jan Marie Ennenga *** Kathy Roney *** Rosemary Dennis ***
 and our fabulous guest all this month, Katherine Lawson.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - You Will Find Refuge
Papers - Bazzill; Simple Stories - Documented; Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage
Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa (sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressing)
Misc. - Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts; Blossoms - Prima & Stash; Pearls - Recollections; Lace, Feathers


Monday, September 24, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Applelicious

Happy Monday!  Stopping by to share my second post of the day!  If you looking for the Exploring Cricut challenge post click HERE.

We have officially crossed over into fall!  And for me that means at least one trip to the local apple orchard!  I love picking out some delicious apples to take home, pondering new pie recipes and sipping apple cider.  And if the weather cooperates, sometimes we might just have a little nip to the air! 

Today, I selected a digital from Clear Dollar Stamps called Applelicious


This little gem just screams fall!  I added a bit of gingham paper distressed and inked.  I also embossed it with a favorite woven EF.  I printed the apple, cut it out and placed it with dimensional foam for depth.  To frame it all off, I matted the gingham with a bit of chocolate colored card stock.  Yum...  another rich fall color!  Well, off to create some more cards!  Until next time...  blessings....

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps/Images - Applelicious
CS/Paper - Bazzill, Neenah, Simple Stories - Take a Hike
Ink/Markers - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Accents/Tools - Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Sizzix Stampin' Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Exploring Cricut ~ Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we are thinking

 Trains, Planes and Automobiles!

And to get us moving in the right direction, I created a birthday card for one of the boys using My World.   
 

I created 2 cuts for the train body and scored one image a quarter inch from the top.  I then adhered the two together with scor-tape.  I customized the train by using fun font to print our last name and matted it with left over black CS.  Super cute! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...  blessings!
 
Lori 
 
Cricut Cuts
 
My World - Train - 3.5 inches - Black & Red Card Stock
Misc. - Font - Microsoft Word

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MOJO259 ~ Harvest of Memories

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you and yours are having a wonderful, worship filled and restful Sabbath!  As I write this, I am preparing for a short business trip and attempting to tie up some loose ends.  Tons of laundry, dishes and the like to do...  plus I am frantically preparing posts for the upcoming weeks! 

I have several fun projects this week.  For Cricut fans, I will post a couple of Exploring Cricut projects this week.  Our Daily Bread Designs' weekly Shining the Light Challenge is Tuesday PLUS I will be joining the alumni crew for a hop Thursday!  I will also share a cute card using some digis from Clear Dollar Stamps.  It promises to be a fun filled week! 

In the meantime, I am sharing my take on the weekly Mojo sketch shown here...


And my interpretation...


I had the opportunity to attend a card class a few nights ago. My friend Emily, created some fun projects for us to do. We talked about the plethora of stamps we own... (and how there must be a ten step program for this...) Sadly, I realized I have a stack of cute fall images that I am under utilizing. So today, I pulled out one and knocked some dust off of it. I chose Close To My Hearts' So Grateful set.

I stamped the pumpkin image with a slightly lighter ink followed by the word layer in a deeper shade. I also stamped the leaf in several colors and cut them out individually to add with dimensional foam. I embossed the background with an embossing folder to mimic lattice. The circle form tucked in behind the focal panel is a bit of burlap cut with a Spellbinder die. Instead of my normal spray of flowers, I grouped together some random buttons. It feels a bit more like fall to me...

Thanks so much for stopping by and check in each day this week to see the projects I have. I may even have two on one day! ;-)

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Close To My Heart - So Grateful
Papers - Bazzill, Neenah, Simple Stories - Take a Hike
Ink - CTMH - Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta (pumpkin), Topiary (stem, pumpkin leaf & sentiment), Sunflower, Sunset (falling leaves)
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Foliage Two
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Wicker Weave
Misc. - Buttons (Bo Bunny), Twine, Burlap
 
Challenges
 
Mojo Monday Sketch 259 - MOJO259

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Comfort

My goodness!  The word comfort conjures up images of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and my Mom's chocolate meringue pie...  all the things that make your troubles seem so far away... 
 
I love my Mom dearly, however, I know my time with her is temporary.  So what fills the void when everything else fails?  Mac and cheese (as great as it is) won't make problems go away!  In fact, it may cause a whole new series of issues as my blood pressure and waistline will attest!  :-) 

This lovely sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps' Digital collection, Christian Sympathy, says it all...


Aren't you glad we don't have to go it alone? I know I am! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps Digis - Christian Sympathy (background & sentiment)
CS/Paper - Neenah, Bazzill
Ink/Markers - Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap (DP edges & sentiment panel)
Accents/Tools - Spellbinders - Picot Edge Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Pearls & Flourish - Recollections; Blossoms - Prima, misc.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ODBDSLC123 ~ Stamp Your Own Background

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

This challenge is all about backgrounds! 


Specifically, we want to see you stamp your own!   
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, September 23rd at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC123. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And my creation for the week...


I stamped three separate images a butterfly, bee and dragonfly on a white background.  Some of the images were stamped initially and then restamped giving a noticeably lighter image the second time around.  I matted this layer with gray card stock and then added a sentiment panel highlighted with a lovely 2 step butterfly!  A few jet beads create the little guy's body.  A little bit more CAS than usual but oh so fun!  Thanks for stopping in!

Make sure to stop by and visit my sister sticks! They have some wonderful creations to share! And don't forget to leave them some love!
 
Chris Olsen *** Jan Keen *** Jan Marie Ennenga *** Kathy Roney *** Rosemary Dennis ***
 and our fabulous guest all this month, Katherine Lawson

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - With Heartfelt Sympathy, 2 Step Butterfly, Simple Things
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - 2 Step Butterfly Die
Papers - Bazzill;  Neenah Solar Crest
Ink - Memento London Fog; Close To My Heart - Dutch Blue
Misc. - Recollections - Jet Flourish; Offray Satin Ribbon


Monday, September 17, 2012

TLC394 & WAW45 ~ Twisted Card ~

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for a technique challenge.  One of the challenges last week at Splitcoast was to create a "twisted card."  It sounds much more difficult than what it is evidenced by the fact that little ol' me managed to crank one out...


For complete instructions check out SC's simple to follow guide HERE... Thanks for popping in! See ya next time!

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Series 3
Paper - Bazzill; FarmHouse Paper Company - Fair Skies
Ink - Close to My Heart - Moonstruck
Dies - Spellbinders - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Mulberry Blossoms; Martha Stewart Crafts Punch

Challenges

Word Art Wednesday #45 - WAW45

Saturday, September 15, 2012

MOJO258 & C4C154 ~ A Mosaic ~

If you are stopping by to check out Clear Dollar Stamps' September Release click HERE

What a glorious day in Kentucky!  The sun is shining, temps are mild and God's glorious creation surrounds me!  I absolutely LOVE this time of year!  Rich colors, crisp air and the beauty that is an autumn afternoon... 

With that theme in mind, I pulled out a variety of papers and images to create a card celebrating the season.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch...


And my take...



I distressed and inked the gingham layer before dry embossing with a fun paisley folder. I placed a couple of strips of faux "wood planking" behind the sentiment panel for that fall farm feel. Doesn't it remind you of a fabulous apple orchard on a crisp fall afternoon? The leaves and acorn are stamps that I inked on coordinating papers and hand cut for interest. A few ecru pearls and a strategically placed flourish add some bling. And just for fun I added a few buttons with cotton cording.

  I just LOVE fall! Can't you tell? :-)

Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Verve - Autumn Splendor & Tall Oaks
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa (sentiment) & Tuxedo Black (leaves); Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap (sentiment panel & distressing on gingham)
Papers - Simple Stories - Documented (acorn); Simple Stories - Harvest Lane (gingham); Echo Park - Chillingsworth Manor (orange leaves); We R Memory Keepers - Hall Pass (yellow leaf); My Mind's Eye - Dilly Dally (wood planks)
Dies - Cuttlebug - Bit of Paisley; Spellbinders - Exquisite Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Buttons (stash); Waxed Cotton Cording; Pearls & Flourish - Recollections

Challenges

MOJO258 - Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
C4C154 - Anything Goes With a Fall Twist!



Clear Dollar Stamps Digi September Release ~

Good morning!  So glad to see you! 

I have some special news to share.  For the next few months (4 to be exact)  I will be working with and sharing some new items.  I have joined the Clear Dollar Stamps Digital Crew! 

What is a digital?  I'm trying my hand at working with digital stamps, or those you print right off of your PC and create with.  You can manipulate sizes and colors...  They are so versatile!  And that makes your creative possibilities endless!  So to celebrate the occasion, I have a few projects to share using a couple of new September releases.  Be sure to check out the CDS Blog and Clear Dollar Stamps website to find details on how to purchase plus a fabulous tutorial on working with Digis...  I look forward to sharing more wonderful digi stamps of faith from Clear Dollar...  So let's dive in...

For my first card I selected Lori McCroskey's Leaves set...


 
Isn't it darling!  I printed the digital background with the lovely inspirational message and cut/embossed it with a Spellbinders die.  I added a bit of dark brown card stock cut with the coordinating Petite Scalloped die.  The maple leaf (also a digi from this set) was altered to give it a warm orange color and hand cut before placing it on top with dimensional foam.  The DP layer was lightly distressed on all edges and inked for depth.  I just love this image!  So simple and so very elegant!
 
Now for another peek...  This one uses Austin Owen's Garden set.
 


 
This one is so yummy!  I can't get enough of inspirational quotes and C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.  So this set immediately grabbed my eye and my heart!  The base is 6 x 6 inches and is double matted.  The houndstooth pattern actually came from a Halloween paper pad.  I really like the menwear feel of it...  I printed the sentiment and flower border on white card stock and trimmed.  I added a bit of bling with a dash of Stickles glitter glue on the three blossoms and a silver flat backed adhesive pearl on each.  So easy! 
 
Be sure to check out the other fabulous projects my DT sisters have to share!  There is so much to share!  Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Blessings....
 
Lori
  
Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Team

Jerusha Borden - Digi Design Team Coordinator

Barb Gmitro Best  ***  Candy Fosta  ***
Cassie Trask  ***  Kathy Dunnegan  ***  Laurie Wilson  ***  Linda Anderson  ***  Lisa Lara  ***  Sarah Taylor  ***  Vicki O'Dell  ***  Jen Young  ***  Angela Pruisman   ***  Sarah Nelson  ***  Dana Colburne  ***  and Lori Ulrich (me)
 
Card 1
 
Stamps - Leaves (Black & White) by Lisa McCroskey for Clear Dollar Stamps
Papers - Bazzill; Simple Stories - Harvest Lane
Inks - Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Tools - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large & Standard Circles Large; Tonic Distressing Tool; Cutterbee Scissors; Dimensional Foam
 
Card 2
 
Stamps - Garden by Austin Owens for Clear Dollar Stamps
Papers - Bazzill; Neenah Solar Crest; Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor
Tools - Stickles by Ranger - Star Dust; Flat Back Silver Adhesive Pearls by Mark Richards

Challenges

WAW45 - Word Art Wednesday
Twist of Faith Card Challenges #2 - Comfort


Friday, September 14, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ Daily Post ~ Trick or Treat!

Welcome to another GLORIOUS Friday! 
 
I have this particular one off so you may just see me dance a jig!  :-)  So while you are attempting to get that goofy visual image out of your head you might want to glance at my Exploring Cricut treat bucket project this week...


The treat bucket may be found on Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I cut each at 6.5 inches. Mr. Mummy got an extra layer of distressed white crepe paper. I added a bit of adhesive spray to get it to stick! The fun faces (cut at 2 inches) are from my Pumpkin Carving cart that I always seem to forget about! Super fun and super easy! I think I see a Frankenstein in my future... Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Carts

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More
Pumpkin Carving

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill
Misc. - White Crepe Paper; Brown & Black Satin Ribbon

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ODBD For the Love of Fall Harvest ~



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' Alumni Team 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 Fall Harvest Stamps! 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 lovely creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, September 26th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Fall Harvest Stamps!

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

Here's what I created this week...


Using this lovely set of images and scripture entitled The Good Seed


The base layer was embossed with a Polka Dot Embossing Folder and stitched around the edges. I added a few coordinating DP pieces under the focal panel to resemble a quilt. A floral doily die inked lightly makes a feminine first layer while the rust circle die adds a bit of contrast. The sentiment (ODBD's The Good Seed)
was stamped on coordinating paper and cut with a circle die. A bit of ecru seam binding was tucked behind with a fluffy bow for dimension. I also added a tiny acorn die cut with both leaves and branches tucked behind the bow. And I can't forget the gold flat backed pearls!

Now I will send you on your way to Our Daily Bread Designs' WONDERFUL blog. Make sure to leave some love at this final stop! Blessings and thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Good Seed
Papers - Bazzill; Simple Stories - Harvest Lane; Bo Bunny - Apple Cider
Inks - Versafine - Onyx Black (Sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink by Tim Holtz - Pumice Stone (Distressing)
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Floral Doily Motifs, Fall Foliage & Exquisite Circles
Misc. - Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts; Seam Binding - Stampin' Up; Gel Pen - Signo - White; Gold Flat Backed Pearls - Mark Richards; Cuttlebug Folder - Polka Dots

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ODBDSLC122 ~ Our Feathered Friends

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

We want to see at least one bird or even a flock! This one is all about our feathered friends!   
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, September 16th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC122. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And here is my creation for the week...


I opted to use some chocolate and cream coordinating designer papers. For my focal sentiment I chose one of Our Daily Bread's classic sets, Sing For Joy.


A fancy flourish die cut adds a bit of whimsy along with a Spellbinders dove die. An altered pearl flourish, paper punched leaves and mulberry blossoms are nestled below.

Please stop by and visit my "sister sticks" to see their lovely creations! And don't forget to leave them some love!

Chris Olsen *** Jan Keen *** Jan Marie Ennenga *** Kathy Roney *** Rosemary Dennis *** and our fabulous guest all this month, Katherine Lawson

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Sing For Joy
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers - Bazzill; Simple Stories - Documented
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders - Mix'd Media Elements, Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - Recollections - Pearl Flourish; Martha Stewart Crafts - Paper Punched Leaves; Mulberry Roses

Additional Challenges

The Deconstructed Sketch #68

Monday, September 10, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ It's All About People

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we are creating for

Cricut choice - make any card, layout or papercraft in any theme or color, but must include one person cut (man, woman, boy, girl) from any cartridge that have those images...

And here's my take for the week using County Fair and Birthday Bash...

 


Cricut Cuts

Cowgirl - 5.75 inches - County Fair
Star - 3.25 inches - County Fair
Sentiment - It's Your Day 4.25 inches - Birthday Bash

Other Supplies

Paper - Bazzill; October Afternoon - Sasparilla (background); Paper Studio - Stonewashed (cowgirl skirt & bandanna)
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap (edges of sentiment die cut); Signo White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to visit Exploring Cricut to see what the other DT members have come up with! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MOJO257 ~ Thanks a Bunch!

Good morning!  Hope all is well in your corner of the world!  Today, I have another thank you card to share.  I'm TRYING to work with traditional card sizes...  This one is an A2 or 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I took the opportunity to pull the Mojo sketch and create a card perfect for that special teacher...


And the sketch that inspired it all...


I created the flower by stamping two flower images from Verve's Bloom & Grow set, cutting them out, molding them with a stylus and stacking them with dimensional foam. I finished them off with a vintage looking brad. The leaves are also a Verve stamp, individually hand cut and applied to embellish the blossom. A few punched circles create my scallop topped with adhesive lace by Recollection. A pearl flourish, cut and strategically placed add a bit of feminine flair. Both the leaves and sentiment may be found in Verve's Great Friend set.

Thanks for stopping by! See ya next time!

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Verve - Great Friend & Bloom & Grow Sets
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black (flower); Close to My Heart - Olive (leaves)
Papers - Bazzill; We R Memory Keepers - Hall Pass
Misc. - Brad - Paper Studio Spare Parts; Pearls & Lace - Recollections

Challenges

MOJO257 - Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ODBDSLC121 ~ Week 2

It is time for Week 2 of Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge...  You Leave Me In Stitches...

We want to see stitches! 
Real of Faux....either one...

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, September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC121. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

So here's some more inspiration for you...

 

You may find the Weave in Faith stamp in ODBD's Full of Grace Collection...



Please stop by and visit my "sister sticks" to see their lovely creations! And don't forget to leave them some love!

Chris Olsen *** Jan Keen *** Jan Marie Ennenga *** Kathy Roney *** Rosemary Dennis *** and our fabulous guest all this month, Katherine Lawson

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Weave in Faith
Paper - Bo Bunny Serenade; Bazzill
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Misc. - Blossom & Leaves - Petaloo; Lace - Recollections; Sewing Machine; Pearls - Kaisercraft

Challenges

Twist of Faith Card Challenges #1

Monday, September 3, 2012

F4A132, WAW43 & SSIC155 ~ Birthday Blessings

Happy, happy Labor Day to you!  Hoping you are having a nice LONG weekend!  Things are a little rainy here but that allows me to focus on my house. 

Thank you to everyone who has kept my Mom in your prayers!  She is doing well and is able to spend more time on her own.  It will be at least 4-6 more weeks of zero weight on her foot.  She seems to be getting stronger each and every day!  What a blessing!

So this weekend, I am attending to some badly needed household chores and even some crafting!  Funny thing happened on the way to my craft table...  everything was just so MESSY!!!  So in the process, I had to move furniture and reorganize.  Whew!  Didn't know I was in for that!  lol...  Hubs says when I get in these moods to look out!!!  ;-)

Today I have a birthday card to share using a couple of ODBD sets.


I stamped the new ODBD set, Keep Climbing on kraft twice with Memento ink. I then matted the image with black, brown and another layer of black card stock. I selected a sentiment from the Happy Birthday collection. A few Kaisercraft pearls (black) finish it off. Very simple and a nice masculine card to add to my collection!

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

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Keep Climbing, Happy Birthday
Paper - Paper Studio - kraft; Colorbok - black; Bazzill
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment); Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap (distressing on edges of image); Memento Rich Cocoa (image)
Misc. - Pearls (black) - Kaisercraft

Challenges

F4A132 - Splitcoast Stampers Free For All Friday - Happy Birthday Adelle!
WAW43 - Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting or Inspirational Project
SSIC155 - Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Birthday Blog Hop

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Operation Write Home, MOJO256 & WAW43!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wanted to share a project I created this week for Mojo Monday. (And since it is Sunday, I better get this gem posted... lol...)
 
But I also wanted to share a very worthwhile project going on over at Operation Write Home.


For those of you who are not familiar with it, this program gathers handcrafted cards and distributes them to our brave men and women in uniform. By donating handcrafted cards, you enable servicemen and women to send lovely cards home to their loved ones! Isn't that cool?
 
There are a few rules. For example, you cannot use glitter on your creations.  So you will want to check out all the guidelines.  You can find all the details HERE. And to make things even more exciting they have challenges for you to participate in! In fact each month, Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a fabbo challenge. My dear friend and fellow DT member, Angie Crockett is hosting this month. So please stop by and check it out! I know you will get a blessing out of participating! Click HERE to check out Angie's challenge.
 
Thanks to Kelley Holland at ODBD for being such a supporter of this worthwhile cause!

Now I have a card to share for you today using the weekly Mojo Monday sketch...


And the card...


I started with two die cut scallops using my Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge. I then added a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut doily and a Spellbinders die cut denim DP. I used coordinating papers to create the two vertical banners but opted to used a Zva light blue pearl spray to mimic the horizontal banner. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs' brand new release, Keep Climbing. I thought by using denim papers I would come out with a little more "masculine" card! ***snort*** Somehow, that didn't quit happen!!!
 
Thanks for stopping in and blessings to you...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Keep Climbing
Papers - Bazzill; Colorbok; Paper Studio - Stonewashed Collection
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Ovals Large; Cheery Lynn Designs -
Ink - Close to My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Misc. - Pearls - Zva; Blossoms - stash; Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts

Challenges

Mojo Monday - MOJO256
Word Art Wednesday - WAW43

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs September Release!

Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs' September release blog hop!
I have had a blast playing with this month’s new sets and I think you’re going to love them too!

If you got here from Julie's blog, you are in the right place! If not you might want to pop on over to the ODBD Blog to start at the beginning so you don’t miss any thing!

This month's hop will run from 8am EDT Sept 1st til 8pm Sept 2nd. To qualify for a prize, simply hop to each blog, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and which set you loved best! Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sept 3rd. There will be FOUR FANTASTIC PRIZES! Three winners will win their choice of one free set and one blessed blogger will win the ENTIRE September Bread Basket Bundle!

and now for my card...


and the fabulous new set, Keep Climbing...


From here I’ll send you back to Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Don't forget to leave a comment there telling us which set is your new fav! Thanks for hopping with us! Blessings...
 
Lori
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Keep Climbing
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black; Copics; Memento - Summer Sky
Paper - Bazzill; Authentique Essentials
Die - Memory Box - Meridian Border; Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle Large
Misc. - Punches