Saturday, December 29, 2012

CDS ~ In a Java Minute ~

Taking a few moments today to work with another fun digi set by Clearly Digital Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps.)  Hard to believe that 2013 is almost upon us!  Where did 2012 go?  And my goodness where did Christmas go?  It seemed like I blinked and it was gone! 

So if you are heading out to fight the returns line at the mall, grab a cup of java and enjoy this card from CDS' Java Minute set.  Thanks for visiting!  Until next time...  Blessings....
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps / Images - Java Minute Color
Ink / Markers - N/A
Paper / CS - The Paper Studio, Neenah Solar Crest, Bazzill
Accents / Tools - N/A

Monday, December 24, 2012

ODBDSLC136 ~ Anything Goes ~ A Two Week Challenge!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
This week anything goes! 
(This challenge will be open for 2 weeks...)

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, January 6th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC136. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And here's the card...


using the God's Love 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 ***


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

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs' - God's Love
Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Fancypantsdesigns - Love Story
Ink - Memento Angel Pink & Tuxedo Black
Misc. - Recollection Pearls, MS Crafts Paper Punch, Seam Binding, Lace, Blossoms

Challenges

The Deconstructed Sketch - DS82
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ Season of Wonder ~

Just a few more days until we celebrate the birth of our blessed Savior! Blessings to you this Christmas season! It is truly, a season of wonder.


Merry Christmas!

Card Recipe

Digital Image - Clearly Digital Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) - Season of Wonder
Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Graceful
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Pearls by Recollections

Saturday, December 22, 2012

MOJO272 & TSTR145 ~ God's Gift ~

 
Good morning!  Hope this post finds everyone well.  I'm spending the next few days trying to get my house in order...  literally!  This holiday season has been a hectic one.  I decided a few months back I WOULD NOT stress so much about the holidays.  I think it has backfired unfortunately!  My nonchalance has proved chaotic...  lol... 

Normally we put up a live tree up the day after Thanksgiving.  Due to health issues and prior commitments I was unable to get my tree until December 5th.  My husband brought it in and placed it in the tree stand.  I however, had zero extra time...  so my poor tree remained in the stand until the next day before I gave a half hearted attempt at putting lights on it.  And when I say half hearted...  well...  it looked pretty sad...  lol...  So on December 12th, I FINALLY placed ornaments on my tree after rearranging the lights.  On December 19th I discovered TWO additional cardboard boxes full of ornaments ONLY after I wondered what had happened to ONE specific ornament.  **sigh** 

I think I have my tree in order just in time to take it down...  :-)

However, I have worked on cards.  Today I have one for this week's Mojo Monday and Shabby Tea Room Challenges. 

The card...


Using Our Daily Bread Designs' recent releases Sparkling Snowflakes, Snowflake Sentiments and Spellbinder Snowflake Die Snowflake Die.









 

 
 


I used a watermark ink to stamp three snowflakes on white card stock and embossed them with silver powder.  I used the snowflake die to cut each one out and added them with dimensional foam to the focal panel.  A bit of pink seam binding adds a cut ebow with some glittered up jingle bells.  I tucked my sentiment in front of one of the snowflakes. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me.  Until next time...  blessings...
 
Lori
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Sparkling Snowflakes, Snowflake Sentiments
Die - Spellbinders for ODBD Snowflake Die
Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Merry
Ink - Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder - Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Misc. - Seam Binding, Jingle Bells by ArtMinds, Becca's Peg Bow Maker 

Challenges

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - MOJO272


The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR145 - Shabby Chic Holiday - Pink, Aqua, White/Cream & Glitter


Word Art Wednesday #59 - WAW59 - Anything Goes/Glory to God

 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Happy Friday!  Can you believe there are only 4 more shopping days until Christmas?  Eeek!!!

Today I am popping in to show one final Christmas Cricut post.  I used Winter Woodland and Simply Charmed for my Exploring Cricut daily project.

 

The Cricut cuts you will need

2 cuts (white card stock) mittens (Simply Charmed pg. 65) - 5 inches
1 cut (pattern paper) mitten (Simply Charmed pg. 65) - 5 inches
1 cut (white card stock) mitten cuff (Simply Charmed pg. 65 - Layer 2) 5 inches
2 cuts (green card stock) holly (Winter Woodland pg. 42 - Shift) 2 inches

Other Items

Cotton Balls
Liquid Glue
ScorTape
Kaisercraft - Red Rhinestone Gems
Distress Ink - Ranger Pumice Stone (mitten edges)

1. Score back of white mitten (1 cut) at 1/4 inch.
2. Fold, add ScorTape and adhere to back of other card stock cut to create card.
3. Distress edges of DP mitten cut and white mitten cuff.
4. Adhere card stock mitten to base. Add mitten cuff.
5. Tear cotton balls, shape and glue to mitten cuff.
6. Fold and/or distress holly leaves as desired. Glue to mitten cuff.
7. Add rhinestone gems.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time blessings!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Let's Capture Those Sketches

 
Today I'm sharing a couple of fun sketches.  Specifically, I have the pleasure of guest designing for Let's Capture Those Sketches.  Please hop over to their blog for complete challenge details including the link where you can  enter.  This challenge gives you not only a sketch to work with but an inspiration photo to incorporate in your work. 
 
Sketch #44
 
 
and your Pinspired Colour Challenge photo....


 
and my interpretation...
 



I tried to pull out some of the design elements from the photo...  black fixtures, stainless steel, pale green and even some Swiss dots to mimic the milk glass.  A bit of kraft paper peeks out as well...  I felt like it added a bit of brick and mortar to the look...

Now for Sketch #45...


The Pinspired Colour Challenge....


And my interpretation pulling out pink, green and white...


Well, now that you have looked at the sketches and inspiration photos, hop over to Let's Capture Those Sketches and get busy! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe #44

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflake SentimentsSparkling Snowflakes
Dies - Spellbinders for Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Dies, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five
Embossing Folder - Provocraft Swiss Dots
Paper - Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Fancypantsdesigns Winterland
Ink - Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder - Ranger Silver
Misc. - Pearl Flourish by Zva, Rhinestone Flourish by Recollections

Card Recipe #45

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Perfect Gift
Papers - KaiserCraft Wish Upon, Paper Pizzazz Vellum Hearts, Bazzill, Fancypantsdesigns Winterland
Ink - Close To My Heart Garden Green
Dies / Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Layered Poinsettia
Misc. - Flower Soft - Meadow, Pearl Flourish by Recollections


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ODBDSLC135 ~ Snowflakes ~

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

This challenge is all about snowflakes!  Use designer paper, embellishments, images or sentiments that feature snowflakes!

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, December 23rd at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC135. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.


Today I nestled a couple of coordinating DP's behind a CLD die.  I stamped the sentiment (Snowflake Sentiments) in a sepia ink slightly off center and nestled it under a rich red satin ribbon.  The embossed snowflake is from the Mini Snowflake set.  I placed it on kraft paper, carefully fussy cutting it and adding with a pearl to jazz up the ribbon.  Bits of paper punched greenery dress up one side of the bow.  I just LOVE the new releases!  :-)  
 
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Now don't forget 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 ***


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

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Mini Snowflake Set, Snowflake Sentiments
Papers - The Paper Studio, Simple Stories Handmade Holiday, Georgia Pacific
Dies - Cherry Lynn Designs - French Pastry, MS Craft Punch
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamark
Embossing Powder - Stampendous White Opaque
Misc. - Pearls by Recollections, Ribbon By Offray

Challenges

Word Art Wednesday - WAW58 - God Will Take Care of You
Twist of Faith Card Challenges - #16 Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Welcome to another fun bi-weekly challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This time we are rejoicing that

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

We want to see your card, layout or paper craft incorporating your favorite Christmas idea!

For me that has to be treat boxes!  I love filling them with little treats and hanging them on our tree!  It is so fun to create cute packaging for simple gifts.  My "Santa" box came from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and Accent Essentials. 

 
Cricut Cuts
 
Buckle - Accent Essentials - 1.25 inches - pg. 78 (gold card stock)
Box - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More - 5.75 inches - pg. 115 (red card stock)
 
I scored all lines and put the box together with ScorTape.  I then cut a 1 inch strip of black card stock and adhered it to the box.  I placed the gold buckle on top and for added interest shredded some cotton balls.  I then glued them around the edges!  Super easy!  Now I just have to stuff if with some Hershey kisses!  Yum!
 
Thanks for stopping by!   Don't forget to visit Exploring Cricut for all the challenge details and to see what the other designers have created! 
 
Until next time...  Blessings!
 
Card Recipe
 
Cricut Carts - Accent Essentials; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More
Paper - American Craft, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Misc. - ScorTape, ScorPal, Cotton Balls, Glue
 
Challenges
 
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Santa Claus 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

MOJO271 & TSTR144 ~ Winter's Night ~

It is a cold winter's day as I write this post, both outside and in my heart.  The terrible events of Friday have chilled me to my very bone.  I have heard the word "evil" used repeatedly in the last 48 hours.  Scripture says...

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  Ephesians 6:12

This very card was on my craft table waiting to be photographed and blogged...

 
I created this card with a couple of challenges in mind including The Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday.  I opted to use some blossoms on this winter card to symbolize how God's spirit can warm even the darkest of nights.  No matter the depth of evil, God is there.  He can shine his warmth into the darkest of places.  
 
  There is a die cut panel nestled under the sentiment panel with a bit of ecru holly.  The stamps are by Our Daily Bread Designs and may be found in their December release.  Thanks for stopping in!
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflake Mini Set, Snowflake Sentiments
Paper - The Paper Studio, Carta Bella Beautiful Moments, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Merry, The Paper Studio Old World Winter 
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches - MS Craft Punches, Spellbinder Holly Motifs
Blossoms - Inspired To Stamp, Stash, Offray
Misc. - Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine
 
Challenges
 
Mojo Monday - MOJO271


The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR144 - Shabby Chic

A few additional thoughts... 
 
 Do we live in a broken and dying world?  Yes. 

Why is the world this way? 

We live in a fallen world.  Before Adam's rebellion, the world was perfect.  God made it that way...  no death, no illness, NO SIN...  When Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, they were cast out for fear they would eat fruit from the tree of life.  The fruit would allow them to live forever.  God loved his creation so much that he knew it was impossible for them to live forever in such a broken form.  He made a way. 

Well, I'm a good person.  I give money to charities and help my neighbors.  I don't really sin...  I follow the ten commandments as best I can.  I haven't done anything that bad....

Being a "good person" won't cut it.  You can follow all of the commandments, follow the golden rule and still not be "good enough."  Sin is sin and according to God's law deserves corporal punishment.  

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23

I know I am a sinner.  I want to be right with God.  I want to know I will go to Heaven if something happens to me.  What do I do?

It starts with  you. 

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."  Romans 10:9-10

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."  Romans 10:13

It's that easy.  Admit that you are a sinner.  Know that you will never be "good enough."   God loved us so much that he created a way for us to be redeemed.  He sent his son, Jesus, to die for our sins.  He suffered a horrible punishment, one that you and I deserved.  But it doesn't end there.  Christ defeated death by rising from the grave on the 3rd day.  He overcame the Devil and made a way for us to be with our heavenly Father eternally.  CONFESS that you are a sinner and accept Jesus as your Savior. 

Thank you for allowing me to share my heart today!  Hugs and blessings...

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clearly Digital Stamps December Digi Release!

Welcome to the December digital release for

This month, I am working with more fun and NEW images from Clearly Digital Stamps (by Clear Dollar Stamps). So let's hop in and take a look at these delightful images.

First of all there is a uber cute set called Animal Mania, chock full of barnyard friends and others...

 

The set even includes this cute snail. I flipped the image and then printed it on kraft and DP paper piecing my images together. I thought they were just the cutest little "love bugs." I intertwined their antennae and added a few paper punched hearts. AWWWWW....

And then there is the color Patchpal Angel set which includes some cute background papers...

 
I fussy cut this little girl adding a layer of gold tulle under the Spellbinder die. And if you look closely, you will find some Stickles on her wings and robe trim. Just darling!
 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the other DT members to see all of the exciting releases this month! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Team

Jerusha Borden - Digi Design Team Coordinator


 Card Recipes
 
Card #1
 
Stamps / Images - Animal Mania Outlines
Inks / Markers - N/A
Paper / CS - The Paper Studio, Bazzill
Accents / Tools - Paper Punch - MS Crafts, Paper Piercer
 
Card #2
 
Stamps / Images - Patchwork Angel Color
Ink / Markers - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Paper / CS - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest, Patchwork Angel Digital Papers
Accents / Tools - Spellbinder Floral Ovals, Gold Tulle, Ranger Stickles - Diamond

Thursday, December 13, 2012

RS41 ~ Love Was Born ~

Good morning dear blogger friends!  Popping in today to share a card I created for this week's Retro Sketch.  I used one of Our Daily Bread Designs' recent release,  Chickadee Ornament along with my new favorite Spellbinder set, Layered Poinsettia.  I just can't get enough of this paper flower!!!  This time I opted to go with a blue one...

The card...


using the Chickadee Ornament set...


based on Retro Sketch #41...


I just love using black and white DP with a splash of color! I spritzed the poinsettia with a bit of Glimmer mist for shimmer and added a rhinestone flourish behind the main panel. If you look closely, you will see I embossed the white panel with a swiss dots folder. Super cute! And I LOVE ODBD's Chickadee Ornament set! It is so versatile! I can pull these sentiments out to whip out some lovely cards! Well, thanks for stopping by and until next time... blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Chickadee Ornament
Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Christmas
Ink - Versafine Tuxedo Black
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Swiss Dots
Dies - Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia
Misc. - Rhinestone Flourish by Recollections, Flower Soft - Meadow, Paper Punch - MS Crafts, Glimmer Mist - Dazzling Diamonds

Challenges

Retro Sketch #41
Stampin' Royalty #154 - Christmas / Winter
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for your Favorite Punch and/or die (Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ODBDSLC134 ~ NOEL Word Challenge ~

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
It's a word challenge.  Use the letters in N-O-E-L when creating your project!

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, December 16th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC134. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

 
So here's my recipe...
 
N - Newborn, Nestability; O - Octagon; E - Embossing & L - Lace
 
Using ODBD's The Babe 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 ***

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

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Babe
Ink - Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Papers - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest
Dies - Spellbinder Decorative Labels Twenty-Seven
Misc. - Pearls by Recollections, Embossing Folder - Bit of Paisley by Provocraft, Lace by Offray, Paper Punch by MS Crafts, Blossoms from stash

Challenges

Word Art Wednesday - WAW57 - Giving / Anything Goes
Twist of Faith Card Challenges - #15 Inspired by Carols "Away in a Manger"

Sunday, December 9, 2012

MOJO270 ~ Wishing You a Heavenly Christmas ~

Happy Sunday to you!  Stopping in to share a quick card featuring this week's Mojo sketch. 

Here's my card...


Using ODBD's Christmas Blessings set shown here...


Thanks for stopping by... until next time, hugs and blessings!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings
Ink - Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Recollections Botanical Noel, My Mind's Eye Santa Claus, Bazzill Basics Paper Believe
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Layered Poinsettia
Misc. - Ribbon, Flower Soft - Meadow, Pearl Flourish by Recollections, Jingle Bells by ArtMinds, Hemp Cord

Challenges



Friday, December 7, 2012

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ CiC65 Sketch ~

Welcome to another CIC65 Sketch!  

To see this week's Exploring Cricut project please click HERE.
 
Here is the CiC sketch we would like to see you utilize. Flip it or keep it just as is. Add an image or no image at all. We just want to see you be creative while still maintaining the integrity of the sketch. 


I modified the sketch (flipped it) and gave it a Christmas feel using Clearly Digital Stamps' November release, Christmas Card Sentiments. Here's my interpretation...


For complete challenge details please visit CDS's BLOG.

Thanks for visiting! And until next time... blessings...

Lori

Recipe

Stamps - Clearly Digital Stamps (by Clear Dollar Stamps)- Christmas Card Sentiments
Papers - The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill, Simple Stories - Handmade Holiday
Misc. - Jingle Bells - ArtMinds, Martha Stewart Crafts Paper Punch, Spellbinders Little Leaf Set, Hemp Cording

Exploring Cricut Daily Post ~ That Yellow Star ~

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun project at Exploring Cricut!

Today, I created a simple Christmas card using a fun new cartridge for me, Create a Critter 2!  Any similarities between this yellow star and my favorite department store symbol are purely coincidental...  ;-) 



The card measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.  The base was made with white Bazzill card stock adding a layer of red and a final embossed Neenah Solar Crest layer.  I used my Cuttlebug folder, Snowflakes for embossing.  The star measures out to 3 inches while the sentiment is 2 inches.  I layered both the star and word happy with dimensional foam for some pop.  And the final touch?  Some strategically placed pearls...  Easy and fun...

Now on to some shopping...  lol...

Have a wonderful day!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Card Recipe

Cart - Create a Critter 2 - pg. 65
Paper - Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest
Misc. - Recollections Pearls

 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ODBD Alumni Love of Designer's Favorite Blog Hop!



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Designer Favorites! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for a 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, December 19th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Designer Favorites!

If you arrived here from Deb's delightful blog you are in the right spot!

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

So which one is my favorite?  Well, that is a hard one.  Each set is like a child...  how can you love one more than another?  :-)  But there is one set, particularly this time of year I find myself gravitating toward.  That set is Blessed Christmas.  It is one of the first sets I purchased when I discovered Our Daily Bread Designs.  At that time, I was just starting to work with Copics and let me tell ya, I practiced and practiced and practiced with this set.  It is one of those go to sets I pull out every Christmas.  This time I opted not to color the image but do a very light inking/stamping with distress ink on the focal panel. 
 


Here is what the entire set, Blessed Christmas, looks like.  Isn't it lovely?


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!
 
 Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Blessed Christmas
Ink - Ranger Distess Ink - Frayed Burlap; Versafine - Tuxedo Black
Papers - The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific, My Mind's Eye Santa Claus, Bazzill (textured card stock)
Misc. - Hemp Cord, Jingle Bells by ArtMinds

Challenges

Retro Sketches - RS40
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DS79 ~ God's Spirit ~

Can you feel it?  Each and every day, Christmas inches closer.  And just like a little kid perusing the Sears & Roebuck Catalog, I'm dreaming of all the possibilities.  As I write, the tree is not up and the garland isn't strung.  And I dear friends have decided not to fret about that fact!  The greenery and baubles are just that... items to take up space and time...  I am going to enjoy the process!  I would venture to say SAVOR it!  For we are never promised tomorrow and Jesus expects us to give him our best each and every day.  

As I write this post, I am reminded of two lovely ladies in the crafting world that are losing their battles with cancer.  Losing is probably not the right word.  For I know each will be going home to meet their heavenly Father soon.  They have nothing to lose and everything to gain!  But for those that are left behind, the holidays often present a challenge...  an empty seat at the dinner table, an unopened gift under the tree and/or a flood of memories...  a season of rejoicing tempered with longing for those we have lost...  So I ask you to add these unspoken requests to your prayers this holiday season and to embrace those you love!  

The real meaning of Christmas arrived in a dark and dirty stable all those centuries ago.  And it is through his death and resurrection we can live eternally...  no more sickness and no more pain...

Blessings...



and my interpretation...

 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflake Sentiments
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Papers - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas
Dies - Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Houndstooth
Misc. - Jet Flourish - Recollections; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts, Paper Piercer - Stampin' Up , Flower Soft - Meadow
 
Challenges
 
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS79
Word Art Wednesday - WAW57 - Giving/Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ODBDSLC133 ~ A sketch!

It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
We want to see projects that feature the following 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, December 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC133. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to our challenge.

And now for my creation...


using ODBD's Warm Wishes 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 ***

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

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Warm Wishes
Paper - The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny Powder Mountain
Die - Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry, Spellbinder Standard Circles Large and Scalloped Petite Circles Large
Ink - Close to My Heart Saddle & Indian Corn Blue
Misc. - Pearl Flourish, Mulberry Roses, Stickles - Diamond, Paper Punch Martha Stewart Crafts, Jingle Bells - ArtMinds

Challenges

Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge - ODBDSLC133
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - Challenge #124 - Snowmen
Word Art Wednesday - WAW56 - God's Goodness/Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs #57 - Happy Holidays