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WAW117 ~ Psalm 40:1 ~

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Welcome!  It's time for another 
inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  
Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  A special thank you to both the Scrappy Gourmet and the Flying Unicorn for providing our prizes this week!

This week we visit Psalm 40:1...

This week I used lots of layers.  I scored the white card stock base to create a diamond pattern and then added a light blue and white DP layer.  I used a layer die (Spellbinders) to create the white base, silver filigree layer and the final sentiment layer.  A couple of jingle bells tied together with Baker's Twine adorn the side.  I added a few pearls to the filigree layer for interest.  I just love layers, don't you?  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Digital Scripture - Word Art Wednesday
Dies - Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles
Paper - Georgia Pacific, American Crafts, DCWV Winter Basics (D…

~ Harvest the Seeds of Love ~

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Good morning!  Can you believe the wild winter weather here in the east?  I'm looking forward to summer and a cupboard full of freshly canned items AND warm days.  This month's Our Daily Bread Designs release featured some fabulous ways to dress up the canning jar stamp and/or die from ODBD that you already own.  I chose to emboss the background with the Quatrefoil Pattern die and add some die cut / Copic colored canned goods!  YUM!!!  And some of the products you see here...



Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings...
Supplies Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Canning Jar Fillers, Blue Ribbon Winner , The Good Seed Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Canning Jar Dies, Antique Labels & Border Dies, Quatrefoil Pattern Die Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics - R24, R27, R29, G94, BG0000, BG000, Y38, YR02, YR04, C1, C3, C5 Paper - Georgia Pacific, Teresa Collins Stationery Noted, Neenah Solar Crest

WAW116 ~ James 4:10 ~

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Welcome!  It's time for another 
inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  
Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  A special thank you to both the The Paper Temptress and Moonlighting Designs for providing our prizes this week! 

And a special thanks to The Paper Temptress for providing some amazing papers for me to work with this week!

This week we visit the book of James...


I used 3 beautiful sheets from the Paper Temptress line including Eclipse Black (base and matting), Vintage Silver Lustre Text and Opal Mica/Metallic (scripture layer.)  They are SO yummy!  I paired a chevron pattern (black & white) from The Paper Studio with them.  I just love how it turned out.  A few aqua mulberry roses, die cut greenery and a simple seam binding bow adorn the bottom.  I found a few self adhesive jet beads and positioned them on the opposite corner.  I j…

~ Versamark and Chalk Technique ~

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Good morning!  Hope you are staying warm!  We had a bit of snow yesterday which made a perfect afternoon to snuggle in and craft!  I am in an experimental phase and pulled an old technique out of my bag of tricks to try!  If you haven't used Versamark and colored chalk together, you are in for some fun.  For this project, I used black card stock, a variety of chalks and a new stamp from North Coast Creations.  Here's the final product.
You will need a piece of black card stock.  (Navy also works well for this technique...)  I used several shades of pink and purple chalks.  I used cotton balls to gently swirl the color on until I achieved the desired effect.  You may also use make up applicators or cotton swabs for this as well.  I chose my image (shown below) and inked it up with Versamark Embossing ink and stamped it directly on the chalked paper.  When you lift it off, the chalk disappears!  Isn't that fun????  Just what the crafting doctor called for on a dreary day...  …

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs'  January Release!  Here is the card I created using the new Lavender set.  For more inspiration using the January Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
 And the products I used including the new Lavender set 
 and a few earlier die releases, Fancy Foliage Die and Quatrefoil Pattern Die


I layered the Quatrefoil die (white card stock) on top of a DP resembling white washed boards.  I stamped the sentiment (from the Lavender set) in black on white card stock and die cut before adding another die layer in a coordinating DP.  A floral spray nestled on the side (incorporating the Fancy Foliage dies) adds a feminine touch.  I added a few pearls to each corner for a dash of class!  :-)  So what do you think?  I love this sentiment and see it working into several cards for various occasions.  Thanks as always for stopping by!  {{hugs}}

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has for you!

ODBD Blog Chris * Cathy * Lori (YOU AR…

North Coast Creations January Release

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations January New Releases!  This month we have some LOVELY floral stamps to share!  I just know you will be in the mood to create all of those spring projects just a little bit early!  :-)  And to make this hop even more fun, 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 January 17, 2014 at 10:00PM EST to leave a comment on each of our designers' blog posts.  Our 2 random winners will be announced on the North Coast Creations Blog on January 18, 2014!  Please be sure to check back there to see if you have won. I have a couple of cards to share today.  The first showcases the Floral Sentiments 2 set... I stamped the image on Neenah Solar Crest and colored the image with Copics.  After die cutting, I added a soft brown ink to the edges.  I found out after creating the image that it is actually the flower on a castor bean plant.  I thought it looked…

WAW115 ~ Word Art Wednesday ~

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Welcome!  It's time for another 
inspirational 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 special thank you to both Mark's Finest Papers and Yours Mine Paper Crafts for providing our prizes this week!
This week we visit Psalms... Thanks so much for stopping by!  Praying you have a wonderful day! Supplies Papers - Georgia Pacific, Recollections Dies - Spellbinders, Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage, Misc. - Martha Stewart Punches, Mulberry Roses

MOJO327 ~ Lavender and a Ring ~

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Good morning!  Hope this Sabbath finds you and yours well!  I want to share a scripture that has been on my mind the last few weeks... “But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.” – Hebrews 3:6, NIV This scripture came to mind as the result of something that happened a few weeks back.  I normally take my engagement ring in every 6 months to have the setting checked.  I do this task like clockwork for two reasons...  I am too frugal to pay additional insurance coverage for a lost stone and I am terribly sentimental....  Losing the stone my husband gave me would be heartbreaking...  How can you ever replace memories?  A stone can be replaced, but the memories with it...  My schedule for this task is every July 4th and Christmas...  easy to remember for a busy gal!  And for ten years I have maintained this schedule faithfully.  This year, Christmas came quickly and then January 1st and then the second…

Lavender in a Bottle

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Good morning!  I hope 2014 is proving to be the best one yet!  A new year gives us a fresh start.  And for me this year has been no exception.  There are some things that I can not change.  Responsibilities at home and at work have increased.   My schedule looks even busier this year than last in many respects.  Even so, I have resolved to make some changes in my life this year.  And one of those changes, or NEED is a craving for a closer relationship to my Savior.  I realized late last year that I was too busy LIVING to really have a LIFE...  so I have prioritized... re-evaluated... This year I plan to take better care of this temple both physically and spiritually.  I plan on slowing down a bit.  You may not see as many blog posts this year.  This is because I want to hear my Lord in the process...  I want to seek His guidance at every turn particularly when I set paper and ink before me...  I want my crafting to be in honor of our Lord and pleasing in His sight.  I want to enjoy the…

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release!

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' January New Release Hop! 
This month we celebrate a new year and that often includes new resolutions.  Maybe your New Year's resolution includes spending more time creating beautiful paper crafts.  And to help you with that goal, Kelley and crew at Our Daily Bread Designs have some lovely new sets to help.  And they not only bring in the new, but they work with some of the old sets you may already have! 
AND you have a chance to get your hands on these or other ODBD stamps of your choosing!  Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until January 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
So let's dive right in and see what this new release is all about and the projects I hav…