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ODBD May ~ Pray Without Ceasing ~

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Good morning!  It's hard to believe the weekend is officially here!  I know this week was a short week for most of us.  For some reason, it seemed incredibly long!  I just couldn't wait to get back to my crafty space!  Today, I have one more project to share using some of the May release items from Our Daily Bread Design.
Here's a close up of this fun card featuring Belles Vignes, Spread Your Wings, and the coordinating die, Birds and Nest

I started with a cool blue card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a Kraft mat.  I used a mat die from the Flourished Star Pattern set and layered on some DP from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.

I used the Layered Lacey Squares Die set to create a fun rectangle.  I cut the die cut and layered one of the "wheels" on top of each other.  So instead of a square, I came up with a rectangle.  I then cut a slightly smaller blue panel and after putting those together added them to the card with dimensional foam.  I cut th…

North Coast Creations' May Release

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Good morning and welcome to the May release at North Coast Creations!  Summertime my thoughts turn to the outdoors.  Hiking, exploring, traveling to new places all top my list!  And I must confess I love visiting the ocean!  I have only been there a few times but it always leaves me breathless!  And this month's release captures all of those things you love to do during the summer.  It is a perfect celebration of the outdoors.  Plus, this release works perfectly for those creating masculine cards!  ***Don't tell my husband***  Those are the most difficult for me!  It is wonderful when the image does all of the work for you!  ;-)  The first of the month means you have a chance to hop along, comment and win!  So don't forget to check the end of today's post for all of the details!
This month there are two sets, Sail Away, (think nautical) and Deer Silhouette Greetings (perfect for those sportsmen in your life). 
 Here is the first project featuring Sail Away...

I starte…

ODBD May ~ Let God Lift You Up ~

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Happy Wednesday!  I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I spent a few days blissfully isolated in my craft room!  Can you believe it?  I must praise God for giving me a few days of health and energy!  I was able to get a few things put together just in time to share with you.  And in a few days I have some new items from North Coast Creations to share.  PLUS, the first of June will be here soon which means ***squeal*** a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs!  Can you say, "color me excited?" 
Here is a fun project using a few items from the month of May, Spread Your Wings,Belles Vignes,Birds and Nest Dies and the fabulous Fancy Fritillary Die.


I started with a lime green card base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I added a rich green mat. The focal layer features the Belles Vignes stamp set inked with Memento's Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove and Northern Pine for a fabulous ombre look!  I then inked the edges before distressing the sides and adding it to my…

WAW184 ~ Deuteronomy 30:14 ~

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It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate this week's sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  
This week, I decided to go with a gold and white color scheme...


I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I placed a gold poster board layer on top (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a slightly smaller white card stock mat.  I used a scrap of the poster board (it holds embossing so well and is SO MUCH cheaper than 12 x 12 pieces of gold card stock) to create my lattice layer.  I started to print the scripture on vellum but had a slight boo boo.  I added adhesive to the back when placing it on card stock and running it through the printer...  well guess what?  I put the adhesive exa…

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release.  Here is the card I created using Belles VignesTrois Jolis PapillonsButterfly and Bugs, and Fancy Fritillary Die.  For more inspiration using the May Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I added a royal blue matting.  I created the focal panel with white card stock, stamping various butterfly images from the Trois Jolis Papillons and Butterfly and Bugs stamp sets with embossing ink and adding clear embossing powder.  After heating, I inked the panel with various blue distress dies and wiped the excess off of the embossed design.  I then used a variety of blue inks to stamp the same images randomly as desired.  (I wasn't sure if I should overlap but I decided to just go ahead...)  I stamped the sentiment (Belles Vignes) on white card stock and added blue matting before placing it near the bottom.  I finished the design with a butt…

~ Your Song ~

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Good afternoon!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Mother's Day!  My Mom and I spent some quality time together this weekend, visiting, shopping and dining out...  just the two of us.  I must admit, I do not spend nearly the time I should with my Mother.  And there are no excuses.  After all, my Mom never made excuses when it came to taking care of me.  She wasn't too busy to fix my meals, sew my doll dresses and patch up my boo boos.  To this day, when I get sick, I want my Mom.  And sadly, I know that one day I won't have her.  So that makes the time we have even more precious! 
Sometimes, we just have to make time for the people and things that really matter.  Today's project reflects that sentiment.  This new set from Our Daily Bread Designs' includes a wonderful Chinese Proverb that sums it up nicely!

Sometimes we are just simply to busy to really enjoy life!  We need to sing our song each and every day!  For me, that means spending more time with those tha…

WAW181 ~ Rejoice ~

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Good morning and welcome back to another fun challenge at
Word Art Wednesday.

Things have been a bit crazy for me as of late and Karen at Word Art Wednesday has been gracious enough to let me remain with WAW on a bi-weekly basis.  I am working through some medical challenges at the moment and would appreciate any prayers you could send up for me.  I firmly believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for spiritual growth and learning.  I know God has some big plans in this process for me! 

Now on to the fun stuff!  ;-) Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of this week's challenge details including WAW's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

Thank you, thank you and thank you to this week's sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided prizes this week!  
I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately!  (Does anyone else feel my pain???)  And I have become quite e…

It's Release Day at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Have April showers brought you May flowers?  ;-)  It may be a bit early for the riot of color in my garden, however, it isn't too early for butterflies, blossoms and beautiful vines!  You just have to take a look at Our Daily Bread Designs latest release to see them!  Release day is always a fun day!  The team gets to showcase all of the new products and you get to join in a blog hop to celebrate!  And the best part?  
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website JUST for commenting on the Design Team cards!  Wouldn't you love to add some of the new stamps to your stash???  You have until May 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  Are you excited???  
I am!  SO let's…