Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ODBDSLC128 ~ This One's For the Men

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

This one is for the men!


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

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them! As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, November 4th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC128. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And my creation for the week...


I dry embossed the focal panel to mimic tooled leather.  The frame is a chipboard oval that I covered silver embossing powder and UTEE.  It resembles tarnished silver!  You will find a tutorial HERE

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 welcome this month's fabulous guest Bridget Finlay!

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 - Faithful Friend
Paper - Paper Studio, Close To My Heart - Pemberley
Ink - Versamark
Spellbinders - Ovals Large
Embossing Powder - Ranger Super Fine Clear, Ranger Silver. Stampendous Sapphire, Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Flat Back Silver Pearls - Marc Richards
 Misc. - Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Bit of Paisley, Chipboard

Challenges 

Word Art Wednesday - WAW51 - Anything Goes 


Monday, October 29, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps

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


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


Thanks for popping in!

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps / Images - Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Christian Sympathy
CS / Paper - Bazzill, Paper Studio, Prima Tea Thyme
Ink / Markers - N/A
Accents / Tools - Seam Binding, Lace, Brad - Recollections

Challenges

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS75

Sunday, October 28, 2012

MOJO264 ~ Our Refuge ~

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


inspired by this Mojo sketch...


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


Praying for all of those in the path of Hurricane Sandy... blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Keep My Lamp Burning
Paper - Bazzill, Paper Studio, Simple Stories - Summer Fresh
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Edger Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts, Pearls - Recollections, Flower - McGill Punches

Challenges

MOJO Monday - MOJO264



Friday, October 26, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun day at Exploring Cricut

This week I made a treat box using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2!  I thought this would be cute as a pumpkin but opted to make something more neutral for a party I'm having soon!
 

Both pieces were cut at 5.75 inches and may be found on page 35 of the instruction book. I used a double sided DP so when the container is open you have another cute view. It is just the perfect size to hold wedding mints or a few chocolate kisses. Yum!

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time... blessings...

Lori
 
Cricut Carts - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2

Other Supplies

Paper - Pebbles Fresh Goods - Rain Check
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Glue
ScorPal
Button
Beading Landing Cording

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ODBD Alumni For the Love of Animals 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 Love of Animals! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, November 7th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Animals!
 
If you arrived here from Grace's DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot!

If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.

Here's the collection I opted to use today...  You Will Find Refuge...  featuring a DARLING chickadee...


and my interpretation...
 
This week I decided to go with a winter theme using some fun red and white designer papers I had on hand.  I stamped the image and colored it with Copics before cutting/embossing with a Spellbinder die.  A bit of crochet trim and mulberry rose add a bit of interest.  Makes me want to start humming Christmas tunes! 


Now I will send you on your way to visit Michelle's awesome blog! Make sure to leave her some love! Big hugs and thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs and blessings,
 
Lori
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - You Will Find Refuge
Inks - Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot, Copics
Paper - Bazzill, Neenah, Bazzill Believe
Dies - Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Misc. - Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts; Mulberry Rose & Crochet Embellie

Challenges 

 
Twist of Faith #8 - Animals
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC162 - Peace or Calm
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS74
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ODBDSLC127 ~ L-E-A-F

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

Pick a minimum of three items that begin with these letters when you create.  (ex. L-ace, A-cetate, E-mbossing Powder & F-oil)
  
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on nor will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them! As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC127. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.  And don't forget to tell us what your three items from the acronym are!  :-)

And my creation for the week... and yes I managed to use all FOUR!!!


L-eaf die cut, E-mbossing folder, A-cetate Shaker Window, F-lower Soft

and the lovely stamp, Apple Seed...


It's been a while since I created a shaker card. So this rotation I opted to tuck some Autumn Flower Soft in the window for interest. I love this quote. It is appropriate for every season and I can't help but think of caramel apples this time of year! YUM!

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 welcome this month's fabulous guest Bridget Finlay!

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 - Apple Seed
Paper - Kraft - Paper Studio; Bazzill; Farm House Paper Company - Sugar Hill
Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Little Leaf Sets
Misc. - Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Bit of Paisley; Ribbon; Autumn - Flower Soft; Acetate; Dimensional Foam

Challenges

Word Art Wednesday - WAW50 - Blessings From God
4 Crafty Chicks - 4CCC112 - Dry Embossing 
Make it Monday - MIM112 - Anything Goes

Monday, October 22, 2012

ODBD October Product Focus ~ Crown of Thorns ~

Good morning dear friends!

If you are looking for the bi-weekly Exploring Cricut challenge click HERE...

  This month Our Daily Bread Designs' Product Focus features a fabulous stamp set called Crown of Thorns.   
Here is the set...


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


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

The weekly Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to create something that reflects peace and calm.  Although some may think the image of Christ is not peaceful, I beg to differ.  This image reminds me just how safe and secure I am in God's love since Christ bore the punishment of my sins.  There is nothing more calming than that.  After all if Christ could give His life for me and suffer so, what do I have to worry about???  That my friends is PEACE for mind...

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to pop by Our Daily Bread Designs' blog to see all the lovely creations made with this powerful set! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Crown of Thorns
Paper - Neenah; Georgia Pacific
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black; Copics
Dies - Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight & Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Misc. - Blossoms - Prima & Stash; Pearls - Recollections; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts

Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC162 - Peace and Calm
Word Art Wednesday - WAW50 

Exploring Cricut Happy Halloween Challenge!

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! 

This time we want to see Halloween projects!

For complete challenge deets and to see the fun prize pack you could win hop over to the Exploring Cricut site. 

So here's my project for the week using Simply Charmed and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I plan on stuffing it with some stick candy and/or Pixie Sticks...


Cricut Cuts

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

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

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CDS October Blog Hop


Welcome to this month's Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the lovely Cassie's blog you are in the right place! If not hop over to Clear Dollar Stamps' Blog for a complete list. 

Are you excited? I know I am! Here are the deets...

THEME: "TRICK OR TREAT"
 
PRIZES: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clearly Digital Stamps gift certificate for digital images!
WINNERS: A winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member's blog. The winner will be announced on the CDS blog Thursday, October 25th.

And here is my creation... sour cream candy containers... perfect goodies for those little goblins...


Cut your paper 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Apply ScorTape to one of the short ends (4.25) along with one 5.5 inch side and attach the short sides together creating a cylinder. Use the paper crimper to attach the longer 5.5 inch sides. Fill with candy and add ScorTape to open side. Attach and crimp end on diagonal to create a "sour cream" container. Decorate as desired. For my project I selected coordinating images and sentiments from the Fall Treats set along with different ribbons. Thanks for looking!
 
Now you will visit the lovely Linda's blog! Don't forget to leave some love along the way for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps / Images - Clear Dollar Stamps Digis - Fall Treats
CS / Paper - Neenah
Ink / Markers - N/A
Accents / Tools - Fiskars Scallop Punch; Creative Memories 1 1/2 inch circle punch; Ribbon Offray & Studio G; Fiskars Paper Crimper; ScorTape
 
Challenges
 
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C159 - Orange/Black/Purple
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

SR146 ~ Boo From the Crew ~

Good morning!  Had a few moments last night to attend a card class and hang out with old friends!  I just LOVE those kind of evenings!  Today I plan on getting a few household chores done and **wink, wink** sneak in some crafty!  :-)

But in the meantime, I want to share a fun sketch I found at Stampin' Royalty.   A while back my friend and Close to My Heart enabler, Emily, hosted a card class featuring a cute Halloween set.  One of the phrases is "no bones about it."  With all these big dogs around, I thought that sentiment might prove to be useful!  So with some new CTMH papers and stamp set plus this sketch I went to work.  My card doesn't have anything to do with St. Bernards but I'm sure someone will like it!  So here's the sketch...


And my interpretation...


I distressed and inked the DP edges. If you look closely, you will see a torn area on the bottom.
 ** That was on purpose...  ** Instead of pennants, I opted to use a Martha Stewart punch (Drippy Goo) and a bit of measuring tape twill from my stash to come up with some fun and funky trim. I stamped the trick or treater image on paper twice and hand cut one image to add with dimensional foam. The sentiment was embossed on black card stock.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop. I have two posts for Exploring Cricut this week for my Cricut fans as well. Pop in Monday and Friday for those. Tuesday, Our Daily Bread Designs will reveal their weekly challenge. Come by for my interpretation and details!
 
Whew! Sounds like a busy week! :-)
 
 Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a wonderful day!

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Close to My Heart - Creepy Creatures
Ink - Versamark; Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Paper - Moonlight Paper Pack
Embossing Powder - American Crafts Zing - Brown Sugar
Misc. - Twill Ribbon & Martha Stewart Crafts Drippy Goo Paper Punch

Challenges

Stampin' Royalty - SR146
Simon Says Stamp - Joy's Eerie Inspiration

Thursday, October 18, 2012

MOJO263 ~ Just Because, Shabby Style ~

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

Today I am sharing my take on the Mojo Monday sketch...


and my interpretation...


I created the flower by stamping multiple images (from Verve's Great Friend set) on designer paper and hand cutting each one out. I then used a stylus to curl and cup each layer and nestled them together with some glue. I placed a pearl brad in the middle to adorn and attach all layers. The greenery may also be found in the Great Friend set. I used a Close To My Heart ink and hand cut each before adhering as desired. The circle is actually a Spellbinder die I cut, embossed and embellished with pearls before placing behind the panel. The main panel has also been distressed, inked and embossed for added interest. The measuring tape is actually an embellie by Maya Road I picked up recently. Isn't it cute? Thanks so much for stopping by! Will be back soon with more fun projects to share! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Verve - Great Friend
Paper - Kraft - The Paper Studio; Georgia Pacific; Prima - Tea Thyme; My Mind's Eye - Blush
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart - Topiary
Dies - Spellbinders - Floral Doily Motifs
Misc. - Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Juli's Garden; Paper Edger - Fiskars; Pearls, Brad & Flourish - Recollections; Corner Punch - Tonic; Measuring Tape - Maya Road
 
Challenges
 
Mojo Monday - MOJO263
 
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DS73 & TSTR136 ~ A Shabby Thank You ~

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


the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...

 
a photo of the finished card...
 

 
and a closeup of it...


and the stamp set used...


So soft and shabby! :-) Behind the spray of roses you will find a beautiful die cut pale pink vellum heart. My new blogger friend Kathleen sent that my way! Isn't she just a dear? ***waving wildly Kathleen*** Thanks! She also sent me the most BEAUTIFUL fall card and I promise I will share a photo of it soon! You will love it as much as I do!

The challenge at The Tea Room... to combine rustic and elegant!  I embossed the wood panel DP with a Woodgrain Embossing Folder for added realism. I also threw in some pearls ***Don't I always*** and a bit of crystal embellished ribbon. Kinda reminds me of a chandelier. I also added some fun teardrop shaped gems by Recollections. Black CS matting defines the bottom layer on a kraft CS base. I also used a circle paper punch to cut and create the kraft scallop behind the icy trim. And of course all my edges are distressed and inked! So what do you think? I always love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop in later this week for my Mojo Monday entry PLUS a fun blog hop at Clear Dollar Stamps! It's gonna be SO fun! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Thank You
Paper - Kraft - The Paper Studio; Georgia Pacific; My Mind's Eye - Blush; My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks
Ink - Versafine - Black Onyx; Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc - Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Woodgrain; Stickpins - My Yellow Bicycle; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts & Creative Memories - Circle Punch; Pearl Flourish & Gemstones - Recollections; Crochet Embellie; Mulberry Roses

Challenges

The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR136 - Rustic Elegance
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS73
Twist of Faith #7 - Favorites (Pink & Embossing)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps October Release!

Welcome to the October Digi release for
Clear Dollar Stamps! 

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

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


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

And for my next project... lots of pink...



I used a floral die to cut, emboss and lightly ink the edges of the sentiment. The dove and sentiment may be found in CDS's digital release, Scriptures of Peace. I layered a bit of gingham DP on a white base before paper punching another white panel and adding a bit of rose DP for contrast. Both ribbon and mulberry roses adorn the side. A foliage die by Spellbinders make the greenery a breeze. A few additional evergreen sprigs are nestled behind the roses as well for depth. Love it!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to stop by my other CDS Digi Team sisters to check out their creations!  Blessings... 

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 Recipes

Card #1

Stamps/Images - Antique Ornaments Color
CS/Paper - Bazzill, Neenah
Ink/Markers - N/A
Accents/Tools - Spellbinders Nested Pennants & 2010 Heirloom Ornaments; Satin Ribbon; Stickles - Diamond

Card #2

Stamps/Images - Scriptures of Peace
CS/Paper - Bazzill, Neenah, Webster's Pages, My Minds Eye
Ink/Markers - Memento Angel Pink
Accents/Tools - Spellbinders Floral Ovals & Foliage; Martha Stewart Paper Punch Around the Edge and Punch; Pearls - Mark Richards; Ribbon & Mulberry Roses

Challenges 

Word Art Wednesday - WAW49 - Be Ye Kind

ODBDSLC126 ~ A Sketch!

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

This time we have a sketch! 





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

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them! As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, October 21st at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC126. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And my creation for the week...


and the set I used, Warm Wishes...


 
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 welcome this month's fabulous guest Bridget Finlay!

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 - Warm Wishes
Papers - Kraft by Paper Studio; Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage
Ink - Versamark Dazzle - Frost; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressing)
Embossing Powder - Ranger Queen's Gold
Dies - Spellbinders Create A Flake One & Two
Misc. - Fringe Trim
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

CDS ~ It's the Great White Pumpkin!

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


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

Card Recipe

Stamps/Images - Clear Dollar Stamps - Autumn Blessings Digital
CS/Paper - Neenah, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Ink/Markers - Copic
Accents/Tools - Pearls by Recollections; Ribbon by Studio G; Dies by Spellbinders - Marvelous Squares; Stickles by Ranger - Star Dust

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop with Especially Yours Blog


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





 
Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from
Pam's blog, you're in the right place!

If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

 
For my project, I created a candy corn monster card.  The project cuts are 4.25 inches, using the card feature and adding layers.  For interest, I included some fun pearl adhesive jewelry and bows on her shoes. I used a black pen to add faux stitching as well...

Card Recipe

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


 

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!





Paper Piecings by Nikki


$15 Gift Certificate







Saturated Canary


$15 Gift Certificate

 




Memory Works


$10 Gift Certificate


The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!




Your next stop is Robin's blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
















Happy Hopping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ODBD Alumni Love of Gratitude 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 Love of Gratitude! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, October 24th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Gratitude!

If you arrived here from Jan Marie's DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot!

If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.

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


Bookmark Birds


Bookmark - Verses


Spellbinders for ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies

And my creation...  a bookmark to give to an extremely supportive friend...

 

Now I will send you on your way to visit Angie's awesome blog! Make sure to leave her some love! Big hugs and thanks so much for stopping by!

Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Bookmark Birds & Bookmark - Verses
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs -
Spellbinders for ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies
Paper - Bazzill; My Mind's Eye - Blush
Ink - Versamark (sentiment); Memento Rich Cocoa (bookmark); Memento Desert Sand (distressing)
Embossing Powder - Ranger Embossing Powder - Copper (sentiment)
Misc. - Offray Satin Ribbon; Seam Binding; Stickles - Ranger - Copper (cattails)
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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

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

Congrats to Kathy O! 

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

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


I decided to pull out a fun stamp set recently sent to me by Kelley Holland, owner of Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations. This set is from NCC and is called Holly Jolly Christmas. Kelley and crew travel almost every weekend to stamp and craft shows to show their wares including booths for both Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations. If you get a chance to check NCC out in person, please do! The images are darling!

Santa Claus is coming to town...


Several layers of coordinating DP by Simple Stories, kraft and card stock along with some lace and pearls make up this fun card. I love the traditional red and green but I also like nontraditional colors. I think the kraft adds a country/vintage feel. A few paper punched evergreen springs and a cute copper jingle bell add festive touches. And isn't Santa darling?  And he was a blast to color! So fun! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are working on your Christmas cards too!

Until next time...

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - North Coast Creations - Holly Jolly Christmas
Inks - Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone; Copics
Papers - Bazzill; Kraft - Paper Studio; Simple Stories - Handmade Holiday
Dies - Spellbinders - 2010 Heirloom Ornaments & 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Misc. - Martha Stewart Evergreen Paper Punch & Edge Punch; Baker's Twine - Jillibean Soup; Jingle Bell - Art Minds; Lace - American Crafts; Pearls - Recollections
Challenges
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS72
Simon Says Stamp - Use Dies and/or Punches

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ODBDSLC125 ~ Fall Colors & a Verse

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

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

So let's dive right in!  This time the challenge team wants to see you use... 
 
fall colors and a verse!
 
 To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on nor will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them! As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, October 14th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC125. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And my creation for the week...


And the fun stamp set...


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 welcome this month's fabulous guest Bridget Finlay!

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 - Seed Packet
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Foliage & Fall Foliage; Sizzix Tattered Florals
Misc. - Pearls & Flourish - Recollections; Glass Blossoms; Gemstones by Paper Studio; Recollections Gold Microbeads; Embossing Folder - Sizzix

Monday, October 8, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Breast Cancer Awareness

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut!  This rotation we are focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness!  As many of you may know, October marks Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Personally, I have had friends and family members diagnosed with this terrible disease.  And I know we as a nation long for the days when this terrible disease will be eradicated. 

Several years back a woman from my church was diagnosed with cancer.  She was a breast cancer survivor and had reached the coveted 5 year mark before it returned.  I had just started creating cards a few months before.  I asked God for guidance.  What could I do?  I felt so powerless and quite honestly useless.  One morning it came to me.  I could make cards!  So every week for over a year, I sent her a card.  As the days became shorter and her journey home came to a close, her family told me just how much those cards meant.  She kept each and every one in a box and would go through them over and over.  When her eyesight became weak, she would ask her husband to read each and every card to her.  He told me how animated she would become when he told her "a fat envelope" was in the mail.  That gentle soul lost her battle with cancer but her spirit lives on and I know that the angels in heaven have a beautiful new voice!  This one's for you Kathy... because we do have hope...

hugs...


Card Recipe

Cart - Cricut - Stand and Salute (ribbon 4.25 inches)
Papers - Bazzill, Paper Studio, Prima - Romance Novel
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx
Embossing Folder - Provocraft Polka Dots
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Hope


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelley Blog Hop!

 
I am so excited today to be posting a special Birthday Wish to Our Daily Bread designs owner, Kelley Holland! This is a very special birthday for Kelley, as it's the BIG 50!!! Some of us on the Design Teams have gotten together a Birthday Blog Hop for Kelley, and a special gift as well. We're so happy to have you join us on this hop... and we hope you will visit each post and leave a comment, because some of the DT members have BLOG CANDY hidden along the way!
 
You have until 8pm EDT Oct. 8th to leave a comment on each blog
    The team members who have the candy will be drawing names from those who commented on their post, announcing it on the 10th of October!
    There will also be an announcement here on the ODBD Blog on Oct 10, telling who had the blog candy and who were the chosen winners. You will need to check that post and notify the Design Team member within 48 hours if you won one of the candies!
So now.... here is the order for the hop:
 
Lori  - YOU ARE HERE
 
And here is my card for our beloved MBL (aka Marvelous Boss Lady...)
 


From this set...


Thanks for helping us wish Kelley a Happy Birthday! 
Now I will send you on to the fabulous Becca's Blog.  Blessings...
  
Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings
Paper - Kraft - Paper Studio; Georgia Pacific; My Mind's Eye - Blush
Ink - Versafine - Black Onyx
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - French Pastry; Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - Mulberry Rose, Bead Landing Cording; Seam Binding (custom dyed); Pearls - Recollections

Challenges

Mojo Monday - MOJO261