Saturday, March 30, 2013

Another Happy Marriage

Today, I am popping in to show you another card using Our Daily Bread Designs' Happy Marriage Recipe .  This time I decided to go a bit more primitive using paper piercing and soft tones with kraft paper. 


And the set used...


I layered up the image with kraft paper ever so slightly framed by a dark navy card stock.  I nestled the panel on a kraft base.  The DP has a nice aged look to it, so I left it as is except for the paper piercing.  A bit of seam binding and a lovely Prima blossom are nestled down below.  It's super cute!  I love getting cards ready for my stash! 
 
Don't forget to pop back by Monday as Our Daily Bread Designs will have a new month of releases.  And let me just tell ya...  they are darling!  I can't wait for you to see them!  In the meantime, please have a safe and wonderful weekend!  Happy Resurrection Day!  Blessings...
 
Lori
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Marriage Recipe 
Papers - Authentique - Hope Collection, The Paper Studio, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia
Misc. - Seam Binding, Piercing Tool, Blossom by Prima
   

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ODBD Love of Crosses 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 Crosses! Check out each link and leave a comment.
 
If you get lost along the way, be sure to check out the full list of links below. 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, April 10th, at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Crosses!

If you arrived here from the fabulous Chris' Blog you are in the right place....
 
Here is my card featuring Crown of Thorns..
 
 
and the set shown here...
 
 
I used a soft brown ink to stamp the image of Christ and a darker one for the sentiment.  This time I elected to put both on the same panel instead of using a die cut.  A bit of twine adds a rustic element to the card.  I chose muted tones of blue and kraft for this one.  I didn't want to detract from the powerful image and scripture.  Thanks so much for stopping by and blessings to you as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  I will sent you on to your next stop... the ever fabulous Grace...   Blessings....
 
Here is today's blog hop order. 
 
Lori ***You are here ***
 
Card Supplies
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Crown of Thorns
Papers - Paper Studio, Authentique Lavish
Inks - Memento Espresso Truffle & Toffee Crunch
Misc. - Twine, Distressing Tool 


Challenges

MOJO286

 
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Treat Bags With Recycled Lunch Bags

Happy Monday to ya!  Today I have some super cute treat containers to share.  You can use card stock, designer paper or even recycled grocery bags like me!  You can even stitch the edges for added interest.  (Unfortunately my sewing machine is a little under the weather...  boo hoo...) Instead, I used a strong tape to fasten the edges. 


using Our Daily Bread Designs' Baking Tag Sentiments



I used my scalloped Spellbinder die to cut two layers of recycled lunch bags.  I then stamped my sentiments and adhered the edges with ScorTape.  Make sure to leave a tiny opening to add your goodies (in this case Jelly Beans) and then fasten your opening.  I can visualize a cookie, M&M's ALL sorts of goodies in this cutie...  Hee hee!    Voila!  Instant treat bags!  I can't wait to use up all my DP scraps with this one...  Thanks for stopping by... 
 
Until next time... 
 
Blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs' - Baking Tags Sentiments
Paper - Lunch Bags
Ink - Memento
Dies - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc. - ScorTape (and Jelly Beans)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WAW72 ~ God's Love ~

Happy Wednesday!  Today's card shows just how much I am longing for spring.  Saturday we had temps near 70 degrees.  Sunday we had 7 inches of heavy wet snow.  And Monday?  Thunderstorms...  sigh... 
 
I've always heard if you don't like the weather in Kentucky, just hang around a minute.  It's bound to change!  And let me just say, my poor little daffodils have been pummeled the last few days but they still poke their cheery faces up at me! 
 
Today I am dreaming in shades of pink...  specifically, cherry blossom pink...  After all, if the daffodils can be so cheery, why not???
 
 

using Our Daily Bread Designs' special 5th anniversary release, Quote Collection 3...
 


So what color are you dreaming in? 
 
Until next time...  blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Quote Collection 3
Ink - Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Dies - Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms
Paper - Bazzill, Georgia-Pacific
Misc. - Corner Rounder

Challenges

 WAW72 - Anything Goes

Monday, March 18, 2013

ODBD ~ A Happy Marriage ~

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you and yours!  Today, I am sharing a March release from Our Daily Bread Designs  entitled Happy Marriage Recipe.  This little gem is perfect for shower, wedding cards and altered art.  My mind is swimming with the gifts I can make for the brides-to-be on my list. 
 
Marriage takes a great deal of work.  And it definitely takes all sorts of ingredients to make it work!  I've put up with...  ahem...  loved my hubs for almost 10 years!  (Waving wildly at ya honey!!!!)  He knows I am a handful and is oh so gracious and loving with this Type A personality.  He even knows after all this time if I get in a cleaning mood to RUN not walk to the door!  He has learned I have to have the house to myself to be productive! 
 
The last 4 months or so have been particularly trying as I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease early this year.  Even when I wasn't quite myself, John was there to pray, encourage and lend a smile.  It's the little stuff that counts.  I may be a few pounds heavier and have more snow on the roof but that doesn't matter to him.  That my friend is a keeper! 
 
So here's the card...

 
and the stamp set, Happy Marriage Recipe
 


The card base is black card stock with a matted layer of white.  I chose a designer paper specifically themed for weddings.  I framed the sentiment with a Spellbinder die, Romantic Rectangles.  I embellished the edges with pearls and added a satin black bow for interest.  Pretty simple really, but I LIKE it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...  blessings...
 
Lori
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Marriage Recipe
Dies - Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles
Ink - Versafine - Black Onyx
Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Little Yellow Bicycle - Swoon
Misc. - Ribbon by Offray, Pearls by Recollections
 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

ODBD 5th Anniversary and Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 5th Anniversary Release Hop! Each year, Kelley allows each of her design team members to submit a Scripture Verse, a sentiment or a quote, and those submissions are made into the Anniversary sets. Today's hop will show most of those submissions, and we truly hope you love them as much as we do!

If you got here from Silke's Fabulous Blog, you are in the right place! If not, why not start at the ODBD Blog and hop from there?

Here are the details of the hop:
 
Hop will run from 8:00AM EST March 16th to
8:00PM EST March 17th 
  • Winners will be announced March 18th
  • There will be THREE PRIZES of $25.00 Gift Certificates toward stamps! (must be claimed within 2 weeks)
  • To qualify for one of these prizes, simply hop to each designer, leave a comment and return to the ODBD blog to let us know you finished the hop, or if you had any problems along the way, and most of all, leave your congratulations on the big milestone for Kelley and Rick!
Now... on to my card featuring a stamp from Quote Collection 3
 

Shown here...



I stamped this favorite quote from CS Lewis on DP and centered on a coordinating Spellbinder Exquisite Circle die.  The papers remind me of wallpaper in an old country estate.  A bit of soft yellow crumpled seam binding adds to the feel. 

From here, I will send you on to Dawn's Delightful Blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Quote Collection 3
Paper - Glitz Vintage Blue, Bazzill
Ink - Memento
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Exquisite Circles
Misc. - Seam Binding, Distressing Tool
 

Friday, March 15, 2013

North Coast Creations New Release

I am very excited to share with you a new company founded by Kelley and Rick Holland of Our Daily Bread Designs.  This new new stamp venture is know as North Coast Creations and I am extremely blessed to be joining their design team.  NCC is very excited to share with you our first New Release! The design team members (known affectionately as "The Coasters") have created some very adorable cards!  Make sure to hop over to the site to see the beautiful cards! 

And for EXTRA fun today NCC is choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store for stamps just for commenting on our cards! You have until March 17, 2013 at 9:00PM EST to make those comments on the North Coast Creations site!
 
Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and to FOLLOW us on Pinterest!
 
 
This time some of the other ladies with the "Coasters" team will have the newest releases.  Make sure to check them out.  Visit the new site North Coast Creations  for all the projects and don't forget to comment. 
 
Today I am sharing an older image from North Coast Creations  called Knitting Kitty
 
 
Isn't he just the cutest?  And wait until you see the new stuff...  bunnies...  chicks...  OH MY!  Thanks for stopping in!  Until next time...  blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - North Coast Creations - Knitting Kitty
Papers - Bo Bunny Powder Mountain, Bazzill
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Misc. - Recollections Pearls, Seaming Binding
 
 
 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

For the Love of Wood Anniversary Hop

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week's hop is special since Our Daily Bread Designs is celebrating it's fifth year anniversary. One of the gifts for a fifth year anniversary is wood.
 
This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Wood! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have 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, March 27th, at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Wood!
 
If you arrived from the fabulous Chris' blog, you are in the right place.  Just in case, you will find a complete list of links at the end of today's post.
 
Here is my card featuring the Anchor set...
 
 
I chose to used a wood print DP and scored the lines between each plank.  The bottom layer was pierced for interest.  The image (stamped with a pale gray ink) serves as a backdrop for this wonderful passage from Hebrews.  A bit of tied rope gives an otherwise neutral card a nautical feel. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your next stop on this fabulous hop will be Grace's delightful blog.  ((Hugs))
 
Hop Order
 
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Anchor
Paper - Bazzill, MME - Be Amazing, MME - Howdy Doody
Ink - Memento - London Fog; Versafine Onyx Black
Misc. - Paper Piercer, Twine
 
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MOJO284 & WAW71 ~ A New Creation

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying all the fun 5th anniversary festivities at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Don't forget to stop in Saturday and check out the special anniversary releases!  I promise you will LOVE them!  Kelley and crew have outdone themselves! 

In the meantime, I have a bright card featuring one of ODBD's March releases, Happy Spring.  I also took the opportunity to use the Mojo Monday sketch.  I haven't had much time to play as of late.  An illness has set me back a bit.  But with our Lord's mercy I am able to return.  Thank you Lord! 

So let's hop right in with today's card... 


and the stamp set...


Definitely a brighter pallet than I normally work with...  red, orange, greens and the like...  Inspiration struck when I saw a bright pack of paper on my desk.  Shhhh...  it's even a summer one...  DON'T TELL!  lol.... 

And the sketch....


So what do you think?  Thanks for stopping in.  Until next time...  blessings....

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Spring
Ink - Memento Lady Bug
Papers - Bazzill, Echo Park Hello Summer
Misc. - Prima Blossom, Offray Ribbon, Paper Punch

Challenges
 
MOJO284 - Mojo Monday 284 - Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - WAW71 - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy Spring!

OK, maybe I am just a tad early...  but with a few days of unseasonably warm weather in the Bluegrass, I just had to sing!  I so love this time of year.  The grass starts to turn green, trees wake from their slumber and my daffodils are peeking out of the ground.  Even the Saints are shedding...  a SURE sign that spring is around the corner...  lol...
 
Speaking of spring, if you haven't had a chance to check out Our Daily Bread Designs' March collection, you are missing out!  There are two sets this month...  baking sets and spring sets.  And this month Our Daily Bread Designs'  will celebrate their 5th anniversary too!  Look for exciting challenges and all around fun this coming week! 
 
In the meantime, let me show you a fun card using the Happy Spring set.  I stamped the image on kraft paper and colored each of the Pussy Willows with a white pencil. 
 
 
and a picture of the stamp set...
 
 
I see robin's egg blue in my future...  until next time...  blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Spring
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia; Distress Ink Tea Dye & Pumice Stone
Paper - Paper Studio, Bazzill
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Misc. - White Pencil, Distressing Tool
 
Challenges
 
Word Art Wednesday - WAW70 - Anything Goes

Friday, March 1, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release and Blog Hop!

Happy Friday! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Design's March Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the ODBD blog, you're in the right place! 
 
I am excited about this month’s stamps and I know you will be too! But before I share my card, let me give you the "411" on the hop!

The hop will run from 8am EST March 1st until 8pm EST March 2nd. Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd. There will be FIVE $20.00 Gift Certificates for the ODBD store up for grabs!  To qualify for one of these prizes, simply hop to each designer, leave a comment on each blog, and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop, noting if there were any problems along the way.

So here's my project for today, a gift set...


Notice the inside liner stamped with rolling pins...



using ODBD's fun new set Baking Gift Tags shown here...


 
Now I must send you on your way.  You will visit   ***Chris *** to see what she has created for you!  Blessings....