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WAW91 ~ Psalm 124:8 ~

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Welcome and Happy Wednesday!  The week is moving quickly and today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A big thank you to Milk Coffee Stamps and Pam Korte, Close To My Heart Consultant for providing our prizes this week!

This week we are using Psalm 124:8...

His creation never ceases to amaze me!  From the largest whale to the tiniest bee, all were created with such thought and care!  I marvel at the Bumble Bee and how it's perfect design allows the pollination of God's beautiful flowers...  It takes my breath away!


I used a rotating color scheme of yellow, black and white.  The card base is 4.25 x 5 inches.  I added a final layer of vellum, found in my stash, (our Scripture printed on it) over a distressed layer of yellow gingham DP.  I added a couple of copper brads to secure the vellum and DP.…

MOJO303 ~ He Who Abides in Love ~

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Finally made it back from Louisiana!  We took our time over the last few days but boy am I tired!  Now the fun begins...  laundry, household chores, the endless to do list...  **sigh**  But I did take a few moments to play with this week's MOJO sketch using a couple of Our Daily Bread Designs' July releases. 

The base is black card stock.  The card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  I added a dry embossed white layer (Swiss dots EF) and a slightly smaller panel of green CS with a bit of black under the DP.  I distressed/inked the DP with black distress ink before adhering.  I stamped the bird image next and added the birdcage image on top before coloring with Copics and using the coordinating die to cut.  I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it and the matting myself before adding.  A few pearls adorn the bird cage along with some die cut vines and mulberry roses.  What do you think?  Here's the sketch... and yes, I did flip it...

and some of the products I used... Love Scrip…

On My Heart...A Devotion...

Good morning dear friends and fellow crafters!  Praying you are having a wonderful Sabbath.  I've been out of town for a few days so it will be a few more before I have a card to share.   This Thursday marks a new release day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I can't wait to share the new stuff!  :-)  And on Wednesday I will have a new project for Word Art Wednesday.  And late next week I will be joining the Paper Sweeties crew to share some fun projects as well!  So stay tuned, there will be loads to share! 
Today, I have a quick devotion I would like to post.  I have been traveling this week.  Specifically, I was in New Orleans for a conference.  The last time I traveled there was in 2001 well before the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.  Late one afternoon, John and I set out to visit Jackson Square and get some beignets.  (Yum!!)  While walking up Canal Street we heard someone speaking over a megaphone.  The cadence was captivating.  The voice almost surreal and I q…

WT437 ~ Rustic Layers ~

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Good morning!  I have a couple of simple note cards to share using a couple of new releases from North Coast Stampers.  Both cards also fit perfectly with this week's Ways to Use It Challenge at Split Coast Stampers.  The object...  to use layers... 

Both images were stamped on Kraft paper with sepia ink and then layered on DP and three layers of card stock.   
Stamps - North Coast Creations -Barn


Stamps - North Coast Creations - Gazebo


Very simple and very quick! 
I love images that can be colored or simply left alone!

Thanks for stopping by!  {{hugs}}

Additional Products

Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio
Ink - Versafine - Vintage Sepia


WAW90 & SC445 ~ Deuteronomy 7:9 ~

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Welcome and Happy Wednesday!  The week is moving quickly and today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A big thank you to Shabby Cottage/Your Next Stamp for providing our prizes this week!

This week we are using Deuteronomy 7:9...

When I think of covenants in the Bible, I think back to the book of Genesis and the promise God made to Noah when he placed a rainbow in the sky...  That Bible lesson inspired my card today...


I printed today's Scripture on white card stock and matted it with a rich red card stock.  I created the card base out of the same hue of red with white matting.  I found the rain drop and umbrella papers in a paper pad I had (very appropriate) and added an adhesive rain drop for interest. 


Today's card was based on a sketch at Split Coast Stampers and may be found in my gallery th…

Christmas in July Sale at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Can you believe that Christmas is just 5 months away????  Now that fact just made me break out into a cold sweat!  lol...  Time to get crackin' on those Christmas cards! 

You can get a head start creating your Christmas Cards, by shopping Our Daily Bread Designs' Christmas in July Sale!  From now through 11:00pm EST on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, you can save 25% on all of ODBD's Christmas stamps found in the Christmas stamp area here on the website. 
There is no code needed to shop the sale, simply add the products to your shopping cart, and you will see the discount reflected at the bottom.
Please note, this sale is for Retail Customers only, and does not include clearance items or bundles. Orders can be placed via our website or by calling the Toll Free Number 1-877-451-4909. For inspiration using these and other Our Daily Bead Designs stamp sets, please visit the ODBD Gallery, and Pinterest boards. I will be back tomorrow with a new card to share!  {{hugs}} Lori

North Coast Creations July Release

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Welcome to another fabulous release day at  North Coast Creations .  North Coast Creations is the sister company of Our Daily Bread Designs and the home of some fabulous critter, vintage and shabby stamps! 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!  This month we will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store for stamps just for COMMENTING on our Design Team Cards!  You have until July 24th, 2013 at 9:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers' blog posts.  Our random 2 winners will be announced on the NCC blog on July 25th, 2013! For complete deets visit North Coast Creations' Blog.

 You can see ALL the NCC stamps HERE! Here's the first card I created featuring a beautiful summer scene .... Doesn't it look like the gazebo in the middle of your town square?  I added a bit of gingham DP for a country fe…

TMS207 ~ Happy 40th Anniversary ~

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Good morning!  So glad you could stop by and visit for a bit!  Today I have a project based on a sketch found at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I needed a 40th anniversary card and while doing color research, found out ruby red is the traditional color for your 40th!  Who knew?  So with a sketch and a color scheme in mind, I went to work. 
I created a ruby red card stock base with a layer of white and a die cut red decorative layer.  I stamped my image in black and colored each heart with my trusty Copics.  I added a bit of glitter glue to each heart for shine.  After cutting out my image, I matted it with red CS also and added it to my card base.  You know how I love flowers, right?  Well...  I had to add a few on the bottom corner!  ;-)  A few die cut and paper punched sprigs with lush roses fit the bill.  I didn't stop there!  I used a couple of Our Daily Bread Designs recent stamp releases to embellish the inside along with a couple of darling die cut birds.  I can't wait to p…

TSTR175 ~ Be Still My Heart ~

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Today's project was based on a sketch...  an old sketch...  a MOJO sketch I wanted to work with SO badly...  Even though the sketch challenge is over, I decided to do something with it.  Instead, I am entering it in a few other challenges including The Shabby Tea Room...  This week the theme is "romantic." 
Does it fit the bill?


 A closer look at the floral spray with scraps of lace and a pearl flourish...  I added some glitter glue and Flowersoft to the die cut ribbon banner...



I embossed the white card stock layer and added a few scattered pearls as well.  I used Copics to color the birdcage and separate ribbon die cuts.  Both have dimensional foam added for depth.  I nested the die cut image on a double layer of Spellbinders.  I opted to use a pink, white and black theme this time around.  I just love the pearls draped on the mannequin photo below! 

Now for the products used...

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - To The Lovebirds



Dies - Spellbinders for Our Daily Bread Des…

WAW89 ~ Isaiah 12:3 ~

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Welcome and Happy Wednesday!  The week is moving quickly and today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A big thank you to Freckled Fawn for providing our prize this week!

This week we are using Isaiah 12:3...


I decided to use a simple Kraft and black theme.  I printed this week's scripture on Kraft before matting it twice.  I added this layer to a simple 6 x 6 inch black CS base.  A few blossoms from my stash embellish the bottom along with some paper punched springs and die cut leaves.  I added a jet flourish at the top for a bit of bling!  I've gotten out of the habit of doing 6 x 6 cards.  I'm not sure why.  I may have to revisit that notion!  ;-) 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop over to Word Art Wednesday to play along!  {{hugs}}

Card Recipe

Stamps - Digital - Word Art W…

MOJO301, TTCRD & SGC73 ~ On Your Wedding ~

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Wedding season is in high swing!  I know there are several more on my calendar this month.  One of the brides-to-be LOVES purple.  So this time, I opted to use a bit of purple, orange and yellow.  Reminds me of all those bright summer blossoms in my yard right now.  Not a color combo I visit often...  but I just might have to revisit it soon!  :-) 

The bottom layer is Kraft with an embossed purple layer on top.  I added some distressed DP (inked with a soft marmalade color) and matted my sentiment twice with coordinating papers.  I opted to run one layer of Kraft through a paper crimper for added texture.  The two birds are from Our Daily Bread Designs' Spellbinder Custom Die, Birdcage and Banner Die. And the sentiment comes from ODBD's recent release, To the Lovebirds shown here... I'm entering this card in a few challenges this week including... MOJO302 Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD - Anything Goes Southern Girls Challenge - SGC73 - No Spoolin'  No ribbon or twine On…

A Look Back at ODBD's July Release!

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs July Release!  For this special post I created a card showcasing Love Scriptures.   For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Here's the  Love Scriptures set I used along with
 an April release Quatrefoil Label Dies .  I just love pink, don't you?  For my base, I used white card stock with a layer of dreamy pink and white DP.  I embossed the DP before centering and placing on my card.  I used the Quatrefoil die and created a white base to place under the coordinating DP die cut.  I stamped my sentiment (one of my FAVORITE scriptures) on white CS and cut a simple rectangle.  I adhered it over the die cut taking care to gently curl in the edges for a bit of a distressed look.  A few white and pink blossoms frame each corner with some added die cut and paper punched foliage.  And since I LOVE pearls so, I cut a flourish up and added bits and pieces to each corner.  So what do you think?  I ho…

WAW88 ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 ~

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Welcome and Happy Wednesday!  The week has flown by and today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A big thank you to Verse's Rubber Stamps for providing prizes this week!

This week we are using 1 Timothy 4:12...


The card stock base and matting are black card stock.  I chose a layer of DP made to look like newsprint for my base and distressed/inked all edges.  I used a couple of DP that I felt coordinated together (one polka dot and another floral) with a bit of lavender for the top panel.  A die from Memory Box is nestled behind my hand cut sentiment panel.  I added a spray of leaves and some paper punched foliage before selecting a bevy of pink blossoms to add.  An ecru pearl flourish (cut to fit) adds a bit of frill to the top.  I really love the feminine feel of this project...  decidedly one of …

~ Beauty ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Welcome!  I pray you are having a wonderful Lord's day!  Today is a special day for our family.  Our youngest son will marry the love of his life this evening.  We are excited to welcome a new DIL to the fold and a wonderful grandson!  God has truly blessed us and we are excited to see how not only how this union will be blessed but how it will honor our Lord and Savior!  So in the spirit of beauty...  a beautiful bride, flowers, dresses and the like...  what could possibly be more beautiful than the Lord's handiwork that surrounds us each and every day?  Have you taken a moment to watch a sunset or sunrise this season?  Have you thanked the Creator for his provisions?  We are having deluges of rain right now in Kentucky.  But when I look a little closer, I notice just how lush and green the grass is...  extremely unusual for this time of year!  It's a God thing!  Even with extreme weather conditions, beauty abounds...  We just have to look for it!  Today's card featur…

OWH179 ~ A Sketch Challenge ~

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Good Friday morning to ya!  Hope you and yours had a wonderful 4th of July holiday!  We are in the final throes of wedding preparation.  The big day is Sunday, so please remember the entire Ulrich clan and our new daughter-in-law to be.  There's a ton of stuff to do.  Son and fiancĂ© are troupers and I know the Lord will bless this union.  Stay tuned for proud MIL photos....  In the meantime, I want to share a card I created with this week's Operation Write Home sketch in mind.  The sketch....


and my take on it...

Using Our Daily Bread Designs' To the Lovebirds set 
and coordinating Bird Cage & Banner Dies


I used black card stock for the base and matting.  All DP may be found in My Mind Eye's Vintage Finds collection.  I stamped the bird cage and bird images on Copic compatible paper, die cut them and lightly colored them with Copics to create more depth.  The "spray" was colored also and the ribbon covered with glitter glue for added bling.  A mulberry spray…

WAW87 & MOJO300 ~ Psalm 33:12 ~

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Welcome and Happy Wednesday!  The week has flown by and today it's time for another fabulous challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes! 
A big thank you to both Lisa's Altered Art and Eureka for providing prizes this week!

This week we are using Psalm 33:12...

The design was based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch using some patriotic papers and a new die in my stash.  The sentiment panel is kraft with a mulberry rose and die cut foliage for depth.  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time... Blessings... Card Recipe Stamps - Digital by Word Art Wednesday Papers - Bo Bunny - Anthem Collection, The Paper Studio, Bazzill Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Stately Circles & Classic Squares Large Misc. - Martha Stewart Crafts, Recollections Blossom Challenges MOJO300

ODBD's July Release!

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Hello and welcome to the ODBD July New Release!  We will not be having a regular blog hop, but Kelley will be posting all of the Design Teams cards and links to their blogs on the ODBD blog.  One winner will be chosen from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store!!  You have until July 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments! Starting this month our Alumni Team will no longer be posting on Thursdays but will now be joining in on our New Release Posts to bring you even more inspiration for our new stamps!
Some changes with Our Daily Bread Designs' designers.... Angella Crockett and Audrey Hiltke are joining the the Alumni Team while our friend, Cathy McCauley is moving to the Design Team!Deb Saaranen is on break from the Alumni team for a few months but will return soon!We bid our dear friend, Kathy Roney a fond farewell.  She is leaving the Challenge Team and we will miss her!!  Love ya Kathy!!!We also say goodbyes to Connie Mc…