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Finch Collage and a Scarlet Tanager

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At forty-two years of age, I finally saw my first scarlet tanager over the weekend.  What a beautiful and amazing bird!  Not being an ornithologist, it was quite the treat!  I may have just found a new hobby!  In honor of my sighting, I put together a simple card made from kraft paper and lightly colored with pencils.  For my image, I chose Our Daily Bread Designs' Finch Collage


Isn't it darling?  I fussy cut a couple of the images again and added them with dimensional foam....  the finch, stamp and branch...  I thought it made the image pop!  Don't forget to stop back by Wednesday to see the new releases from Our Daily Bread Designs!  They are amazing!  :-) Blessings.... Lori Card Recipe Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Finch Collage Papers - The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill Inks - Memento Espresso Truffle Misc. - Colored Pencils, Distressing Tool

SC432 ~ The Rose ~

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Sometimes, I'm just late to the party.  And today...  is NO exception!  I found a super sketch on SplitCoast last week...  (ok, they are ALL super) but failed to get the final product posted until today.  So please forgive me for my lapse.  I used some new papers new for me, Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic, along with an April release from North Coast Creations .
I stamped the image with Memento ink (Angel Pink) on cream card stock and then added my sentiment with Memento Toffee Crunch.  I selected Spellbinders' Decorative Labels Eight to frame the sentiment and added a few tiny adhesive pearls.  The sketch included the banner under the sentiment panel and I added the sprigs of die cut greenery (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the pearl flourishes.  A tiny mulberry rose adorns the side for interest.  The basic sketch was pretty Clean and Simple.  As you can see, I managed to layer it up!!!  lol  Thanks for looking! Blessings... Card Recipe Stamps - North Coast Creations - Roses Papers - The P…

Word Art Wednesday ~ Psalm 103:2 ~

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Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another fabulous digital image and challenge from Word Art Wednesday .  What a blessing to be able to create using God's holy word.  Today's scripture challenges us to remember all the things our Heavenly Father does for us.  What blessings can you praise Him for today? 

For complete challenge deets including prize details and Mr. Linky, visit Word Art Wednesday .  My sisters have some delightful projects to share.  This design was based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch shown here...


Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs Challenges MOJO290 Card Recipe Stamps - Digital Word Art Wednesday Papers - Authentique Grace Misc. - Seam Binding

Flowers Appear

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Today's card is for the Featured Stamper challenge at SplitCoast.  I opted to use a new Spellbinder Custom die from Our Daily Bread Designs on my center panel.

The design is one done by Robin, this week's featured stamper.  I chose to use bright colors and patterns to showcase the white die cut and a mixture of soft mulberry roses.  The scripture, from Morning Glory , was stamped in the corner with black ink.  I just love this die and stamp set.  Here's the images... Don't you just love em too?  ;-)  Thanks for stopping by! Blessings.... Card Recipe Stamps - Morning Glory Dies - Spellbinder Quatrefoil Custom Die Papers - MME Quilting Bee, Georgia Pacific Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black Misc. - Paper Punch, Mulberry Roses

Word Art Wednesday ~ Philemon 1:4

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Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another fabulous digital image and challenge from Word Art Wednesday .  What a blessing to be able to create using God's holy word.  Today we are reminded of the importance of thanksgiving.  What a wonderful scripture to remind us of His provisions for us and the importance of prayer.  Here's my card using Cricut die cuts (card base & heart) and Spellbinders. I used coordinating DP by Teresa Collins along with black and kraft colored card stock.  A bit of black lace and rhinestone flourish add texture.  I also used a paper crimper to added a dimension to the kraft heart. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit Word Art Wednesday for the digital image and linky.  We want to see what you come up with!  Blessings.... Lori Card Recipe Dies - Cricut - Winter Woodland; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large Papers - Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds, Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio Misc. - Lace, Rhinestone Flourish by Recollections,…

North Coast Stamps April Release

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Have you checked out North Coast Creations, the sister company of Our Daily Bread Designs yet? If you are into super cute critters and vintage stamps, NCC is the place to be. We are very excited to share with you a new release today! The Design Team members (also affectionately known as "The Coasters")  have created some beautiful cards!  For complete deets and all links please visit North Coast Creation's Blog . Here's my card featuring the new image, Roses.... and here's a copy of the stamp set...  isn't it just FABULOUS???  I love all the vintage/country possibilities this beauty gives me!!! For my card I used a dark red card stock base.  I layered coordinating DP on a white base.  I wanted my base to resemble a patchwork quilt, so I cut everything at angles and gently glued them together on my base.  I then trimmed everything down to fit.  I distressed all edges and added a bit of ink around the edges for interest.  The focal image is colored with Copics and…

Poppies for Queen Bonnie

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Good afternoon and thanks so much for stopping by!  Today, I would like to share a card I created to honor a dear stamper over at SplitCoast, Bonnie.  Her online gallery is a veritable smorgasbord of blossoms whether stamped, paper or both.  I decided in the spirit of her fondness for posies to create something using one of my favorite flowers, the poppy. 

We usually see them here in Kentucky around May.  They are a richly elegant flower, bringing to mind the sacrifice of so many veterans on foreign shores.  Memorial Day weekend our local VFW troop often hands them out for a small donation at local retailers.  They remind me of my father, who served in Korea, Uncles who served in WWII and great uncles who served in WWI.  I think of my forefather who stepped on these shores from his homeland of Ireland to serve in the Revolutionary War and receive as his reward, a land grant in the unknown wilds of Kentucky.  I am reminded of another forefather who served during the Civil War.  And I t…

SC431 ~ Revisiting CS Lewis ~

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Good morning!  So very glad you chose to spend a bit of your day with me.  We're expecting a change in the weather...  some rain, cooler weather...  just exactly what we need.  The Lord always provides just what we need at just the right time!  I can't wait to see the grass green up and the Creator's glorious masterpiece spring to life.  And I know with a nice sip of refreshing heaven sent water that will happen!  Today, I have a card to share using Our Daily Bread Designs' Quote Collection 3 and the April release, Romantic Floral Design.  The sketch may be found at Splitcoast this week. 
an image of Romantic Floral Designs.... and Quote Collection 3.... Thanks for stopping by!  See ya next time@ Card Recipe Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Romantic Floral Designs ,Quote Collection 3 Ink - Versamark Embossing Powder - Ranger Black Super Fine Detail Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, MME Bramble Rose Dies - Spellbinders Labels Twenty Six Pearls by Kaisercraft

WAW75 ~ Jeremiah 15:16 ~

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Welcome to another fabulous week at Word Art Wednesday.  I am blessed to bring you cards showcasing the word of God.  To find this week's digital scripture and to play along please check out the link above.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is Verses Rubber Stamps. Here is my creation for the week...

I chose a couple of similar style designer papers and accented the edges with paper punched circles, trimmed down to fit.  A bit of lace peeks out from behind the focal panel.  I added a Prima blossom with a few yellow blooms for interest.  A pearl flourish and paper punches twigs and leaves fill out the spray.  Isn't this a lovely scripture panel?  Don't forget to hope over to Word Art Wednesday and play along!  Until next time... Blessings... Lori Card Recipe Papers - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose, Prima Madeline Punches - Creative Memories Blossoms - Prima & Stash Pearls - Recollections Paper Punches - MS Crafts Misc. - Lace. Paper Distresser Additional Challenges The Deco…

MOJO287 ~ Letting Go and Letting God

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And boy do I EVER need to hear that message today...  Seems as of late, my sin nature has fooled me in to thinking I could handle it all...  Uh no!!!  Not even close...  This quote is a perfect reminder of just how to get beyond the things that bind us...  The quote is from Our Daily Bread Designs' Quote Collection 3 .  And the yummy border may be found in ODBD's April release, Romantic Floral Designs.  It coordinates perfectly with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Six.  I love it when dies make it easy.  And can you see Our Daily Bread Designs' Spellbinders die release this month, Quatrefoil Designs Dies?   I nestled three behind the sentiment panel.  Here it is!

And everything I used... Romantic Floral Designs
Quote Collection 3 Quatrefoil Designs Dies And thanks to the ever sweet Sabrina for sending me some extra special goodies for my birthday.  I couldn't wait to get some of them out and play!  Waving at ya girl!!! Until next time... Blessings... Card Recipe Paper - Bazzill, MME …

Word Art Wednesday ~ Psalm 91:11

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Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you are new to my blog...  I hope you spend a few moments and find something uplifting!  I am excited to be joining the Wednesday Word Art  team.  Thank you to Karen and company for asking me to spend a little bit of time with you.  The challenges at WAW have been such a blessing to me over the last year just as I know they have been for you.  Today I have a fabulous image to share featuring Psalm 91:11.  As always the images are drawn from God's Holy Word.  You are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in the challenge. We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-freindly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each w…

ODBD's April Release and Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release Blog Hop! We on the DT have been having a great time playing with our new toys, and I have a feeling you're going to want to play too! If you got here from our talented Chris, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to pop on over to the ODBD Blog and start from there so you don't miss any chances to win!
Here are the details of the Hop: Hop will run April 1 8:00am to April 2 8:00pm EDT Winners will be announced April 3There will be 4 prizes: $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00 Gift certificates toward STAMPS in the ODBD Store! *** Must be redeemed within the month of April, so don't let them expire!To qualify to win, simply hop to each designers blog, leave a comment, and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and if there were any problems along the way! Easy peasy! So now... on to my projects, the first featuring the new set, Morning Glory
shown here... For this one I stamped the imag…