Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MOJO450 & PP297 ~ Kiss the Cook ~

If you are anything like our household we LOVE to grill!  And being from farm country...  we are most definitely carnivores...  So I had to snicker just a bit when I found this paper (Authentique Homestead Collection) with cows, chickens, sheep and the like on it...  I must admit even though we raised sheep for several years...  I could not develop a taste for mutton.  But slap a big steak in front of me...  

So here is a fun card featuring this week's Mojo Monday sketch
 and a fun stamp and coordinating die from ODBD...  Grill Master & BBQ Grill Die...


and the items you see 




and today's Mojo Monday sketch...


and the Paper Players Challenge Tic Tac Toe Challenge...  

I chose Yellow, Die Cut & Paper Clip...


Thanks for stopping by!  

Until next time...

Blessings...

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Look Back at ODBD's May Mid Month Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Mid Month Release.  Here is the card I created using the Mid Month release set, Ride Em' Cowboy.  For more inspiration using the May Mid Month Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I started out with a patriotic feel on this one...  perfect for Memorial Day...


Layer by Layer...

Navy Card Stock - 5.5 x 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
Burgundy Card Stock - cut slightly smaller
White Card Stock for image panel cut with ODBD's - Pierced Rectangles Die

***Creative Nugget***  To create my background, I started by adding dots of Versamark (with a Versamark Pen) to the corner of white card stock and heat embossing with Clear Embossing Powder.  After cooling, I swiped Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) across the corner.  Using the direct to paper technique, I applied Frayed Burlap distress stain to my paper all over.  Once it dried, I took the corner of my Aged Mahogony distress Ink pad and gently added stripes.  I then stamped my image with a heavy black ink and applied in the desired corner.  After drying, I added Memento Ink with a pen where need to fill in the image.  After it cured, I added a light coat of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to the image.  For the final touch...  I used Walnut Stain distress ink to age the edges (after lightly distressing the paper...)

I stamped my sentiment on Antique Linen inked white card stock and die cut using
ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  A bit of tied jute finishes it off....

Here are the items you see today...



                Now don't forget to visit my design team sisters to see all of the wonderful                     
projects they have for you.  
Until next time...  
Blessings...
                            
The Bread Sticks

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Melissa * Angie

Sunday, May 29, 2016

F4A327~ You're Sweet ~

This week's Free 4 All Friday Challenge at SCS (Splitcoaststampers) is to make a card that reflects what you like to do, or wish you could do, in your free time.  Unfortunately, like many others, I have zero free time.  I keep telling myself that if I budgeted my time better...  but with job demands, life demands...  we've all been there, right?  

So for me, I would love to have time to have a real flower garden.  Specifically, I would like a heritage garden full of hollyhocks, sweet peas and roses...  lavender...  you get the idea!  I love the idea of having a beautiful garden like something my great grandmother would have had!

So for today's challenge I colored a couple of rose images from Our Daily Bread Designs' Tea Time stamp set and went to work.


layer by layer...

4.25 x 11 inch white card stock base, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
4.25 x 5.5 inch layer of polka dotted DP from ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad
ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die & white card stock


ODBD's Pierced Rectangles DieOld Glory Paper Pad & Medallion Background stamp (embossed with Versamark & White Embossing Powder)



ODBD's Lavish Layers Die & white card stock
ODBD's Tea Time stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics & ODBD's coordinating Teapot & Roses Die



ODBD's Flourishy Frame Die and white card stock
Medallion Sentiments stamp set - Indian Corn Blue (Close to My Heart) and Real Red (Stampin' Up)



and a bit of white seam binding...

Thanks for looking!  Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for our look back at this months' Mid Month Release at Our Daily Bread Designs. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

CTD394 ~ Wishing ~

Today's card is for the weekly Color Throwdown.  The challenge this time...  to use the following inspiration photo...


and the Challenge LINK

I opted to go with a very simple palette of navy, red and soft pink...


I started with a white card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches.  I cut a slightly smaller mat out of Night of Navy CS (by Stampin' Up).  I stamped my image (SU's Sheltering Tree set) on white card stock using Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede inks, all by Stampin' Up.  I die cut the image using Our Daily Bread Designs' Double Stitched Rectangles Die and cut a slightly smaller Night of Navy CS mat.  (The navy mat is double with a bit of dimensional foam between...)  I finished with a Real Red CS die cut word using ODBD's Wishing Die.  

Love this clean and simple image and color scheme...

Thanks for looking...  

Until next time...

Blessings...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TLC587 ~ Collar Fold Card Challenge ~

Today's card is for a fun technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge...  to use some sort of collar fold on your card.  I opted to mimic a lovely blouse I can remember my great aunt wearing...  She always loved colorful calico prints with a sharply creased collar and a jaunty bow.  I remember her for her love of God and how she used that to encourage me.  When I would visit she would offer me a big cup of hot chocolate.  To this day a steaming mug reminds me of her and her calico frocks.  She was truly an example of letting your cup overflow and blessing others...


My sentiment and image (colored with Copics) may be found in this Our Daily Bread Designs' set, 


Doesn't this die create the cutest bow?  There are two other sizes as well 
available...



Matting for our sentiment... Stitched Ovals Die


and the sentiment layer...


And if you would like to check out the challenge here is the LINK.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings...

WAW232 & 233

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday
 I love participating with companies and challenges that promote and value Scripture.  
This week we have a wonderful passage from the New Testament...


Be sure to visit the  Word Art Wednesday blog to snag this beautiful digital scripture and play along!

Here is a breakdown of the items I used today to add some delightful layers...

Stampin' Up - Real Red Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
Georgia Pacific White CS - cut slightly smaller
DP by Authentique (Cheerful Collection) cut with Our Daily Bread Designs' Majestic Medallion Die
GP White CS - ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die
Georgia Pacific Black CS - ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die nested to create a black "frame"
Black CS - ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die
Digital Scripture printed on GP White CS - Die cut with ODBD's Ovals Die
Green Card Stock - Bazzill - ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die
Brown Card Stock - Bazzill - Martha Stewart Punch
Misc. Flowers from my stash...

Thanks for stopping by!  

Until next time...

Blessings...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Cup Overflows

It amazes me just how truly blessed I am!  God never ceases to amaze me with His provisions and care.  I heard someone once say you must be mindful of your needs versus your wants.  God has always provided my needs.  (Not always on my timetable...  His time, not ours, right?)  I may want a nice new shiny Corvette.  Do I really NEED it though??  My dependable Toyota gets me around just fine, thank you very much!  (And I suspect my bank account is healthier due to that decision...)  

Today's card features a lovely scripture from the Book of Psalms...  Chapter 23, Verse 5 to be exact...


And it features a few May release items from Our Daily Bread Designs...




Let's break it down layer by layer....

4.25 x 11 inch white card stock base; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
4.25 x 5.5 inch red designer paper found in ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad
ODBD's pattern designer paper found in Americana Quilt Paper Collection and die cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
Blue DP found in ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad and die cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
Red DP found in ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad; die cut with ODBD's Filigree Frames
White Card Stock die cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die and stamped sentiment (black ink) from ODBD's Tea Time stamp set
Tea Pot and Roses (from ODBD's Tea Time stamp set) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic compatibe Paper 
Colors - R24, R27, R29; G21,G24, G28; C0, C1
Die cut with ODBD's compatible Tea Pot & Roses Die

And here are a few old favorites you see in today's project as well...




Thank you dear Lord for all of your provisions!  

Thanks for stopping by!  
Blessings...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

~ Thanks a Bunch ~

Happy Saturday!  I hope you find yourself warm and dry this morning!  The weather is a bit soggy in my neck of the woods...  It almost feels like we are in a 40 days and 40 nights kinda of weather pattern...  lol...  And I'm sure when Noah was filling the ark, a couple of these creatures were happy to hop on.  I often wonder if they were a bit mischievous...  

Someday, when I get to heaven I may just find out the answer to that...  But today, I have a special card to share featuring North Coast CreationsThanks a Bunch stamp set and coordinating Monkey & Bananas Die set...  plus a few items from our sister company Our Daily Bread Designs'...


Layer by Layer...

Green Card stock - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
Designer Paper - Our Daily Bread Designs' Beautiful Boho Paper Collection cut and embossed with ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die
ODBD - Ovals Die (center panel)
Image and sentiment North Coast Creations' Thanks a Bunch and Monkey & Bananas Die



To create the "leaves" I used ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die with Green CS and cut small strips on each side to create the banana "leaves"

Here are some of the other items  you see today including the Designer paper and base die...






Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

North Coast Creations ~ A Fairy Happy Birthday ~

Good morning!  Today I have a card to share using some of the April release items from North Coast Creations including this fun stamp set, Love You Fairy Much and coordinating Fairies Die set.


Layered up...

4.25 x 11 inch blue card stock, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
3 layers - 1 white CS, 2 DP layers - Our Daily Bread Designs - Majestic Medallion Die
Curved layer and lace created with ODBD - Leafy Edged Borders Die
Blue CS Oval - ODBD - Ovals Die
White CS sentiment panel - ODBD - Pierced Ovals Die
Sentiment - Pacific Point Ink - North Coast Creations - Love You Fairy Much
Flowers, Fairy and Wand - NCC -  Love You Fairy Much and coordinating Fairies Die



The Copic colors I used...  along with 
Diamond Stickles on my little fairy's wings...


and here are a few of the items I used from our sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs...





dragonfly paper...


polka dot paper...


Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings....