Showing posts from October, 2013

WAW104 ~ Trust ~

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 Fred She Said and Pam Korte, Close to My Heart Consultant,
 for providing our prizes this week! This week we feature this scripture from Psalms...
I opted to use an old sketch this week from Seize the Sketch and some fun Thanksgiving papers from Authentique.  I just love this time of year and this particular Psalm reminds me to trust our Lord for my provisions!  Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back Friday with Our Daily Bread Designs' November release and Saturday with an Exploring Cricut project!  I can't wait to show you what I've been working on!  ((hugs)) Lori Supplies Papers - Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Authentique Thankful Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen Dies - Spellbinders - Large Rectangles Misc. - Clip b…

TSTR189 & MOJO316 ~ Every Leaf is a Flower ~

Good morning!  Today's card incorporates the weekly MOJO Monday sketch and The Shabby Tea Room Inspiration photo... the sketch... and the inspiration photo from TSTR.... I used a sentiment from ODBD's Autumn Blessings set... and the other supplies I used... Paper - Authentique - Thankful, Bazzil, DCWV The Pumpkin Patch Stack Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia (sentiment), Distressed Ink Frayed Burlap (DP edges) Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Postage Stamps Recollections Blossom & Ribbon Thanks for stopping in! Challenges The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR189 - Fall Floral MOJO Monday Sketch - MOJO316
RCC86 - Fall or Halloween

CAS243 ~ Candy Cane ~

Today's card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge at SCS.  The challenge this time...  feature candy.  And with Christmas approaching in the next few months, I chose to use a candy cane image!  You may find the SCS gallery HERE.

 And the Candy Cane stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs'... 
I used red and white card stock, embossing the red layer with a candy cane embossing folder.  The image was colored with Copics before fussy cutting and adding dimensional glaze.  I added a dusting of glitter and allowed it to dry.  Then I added more dimensional glaze.  A few pearls adorn the die cut sentiment panel...  one of my favorite color combos...  red and white!  Are you ready for Christmas yet?  I'm sure humming Christmas carols...  Thanks for stopping by! Blessings... 
Supplies Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Candy Cane Papers - Georgia Pacific (white); Bazzill (red); Neenah Solar Crest (candy cane) Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Image); Memento Lady Bug (sentiment); Copics - R…

WAW103 ~ Glory in the Cross ~

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 Shabby Cottage and Your Next Stamp
 for providing our prizes this week! This week we feature this scripture from Galatians...

I used a sketch for the starting point combining similar DP from a couple of collections.  I printed the scripture sentiment directly on DP before cutting/embossing with an oval die.  I nestled a rhinestone and pearl flourish underneath with some mulberry blossoms and paper punched sprigs.  I added a few vines die cuts as well for interest.  The base panel has been distressed with a tea dye ink also.  So fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Until next time...



Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose * Mabel, My Mind's Eye - Remarkable
Ink - Ranger Dist…

~ Thankful ~

Happy Tuesday!  I have a few days off and fortunately the weather has been mild.  I have been spending every moment I can outside.  I even resorted to working in the sheep barn yesterday!  :-)  My house needs attention but I know mild days will soon be a distant memory, so I plod on!  Today, I have a very simple card using a matted image from Papertrey Ink's First Fruits set.  I stamped it on a simple ivory panel and framed it with a nice houndstooth DP.   
Hope you have a few minutes to craft today!  {{hugs}} Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for my weekly Word Art Wednesday project!  I can't wait to show it!  Blessings... 
Stamps - Papertrey Ink - First Fruits Ink - Memento Toffee Crunch, Close to My Heart Barn Red Papers - Bazzill, Authentique Autumn Bundle

Exploring Cricut ~ Happy Halloween ~

Welcome to another fun bi-weekly challenge at
Exploring Cricut!  The challenge this week.... ***  HAPPY HALLOWEEN  ***

Create a card, layout or paper craft for Halloween with your favorite Cricut cuts (at least 2 CUTS...)

I used Teddy Bear Parade and
George for my project this week...

I started out with a 5.5 x 4.25 black card stock base.  I followed up with a slightly smaller Kraft layer and a bit of burlap from my stash.  I cut little Miss Witch from Teddy Bear Parade at 4.5 inches.  I added dimensional glaze to the buckle on her hat before sprinkling it with glitter.  The moon (from George) is 2.5 inches.  After assembling all pieces, I added each to the card base with dimensional foam.  Super easy and cute! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Cartridges - Teddy Bear Parade, George
Papers - Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Geogia Pacific
Misc. - Burlap, Dimensional Foam, Glaze, Glitter

North Coast Creations ~ Warmest Wishes ~

Good morning!  Are you dreaming of a nice warm beach somewhere?  I sure am!  With an expected high today of 72 today and 50 something tomorrow, things promise to be a bit chillier than normal in the Bluegrass state.  So in honor of my impossible dream of sand between my toes...
Today's project features Splitcoaststamper's weekly sketch shown HERE.  I stamped my image with black ink and added color with my Copics,  I lightly sponged pale blue ink to create my sky.  The sentiment (stamped in a bright blue) pops in the corner!  I just love this set from North Coast Creations.  Warmest Wishes Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for the bi-weekly Exploring Cricut challenge!  {{hugs}} Supplies
Stamps - North Coast Creations - Warmest Wishes Ink - Memento - Danube Blue (sentiment); Memento Summer Sky (sky); Memento Tuxedo Black (image); Copics - Y15, Y17, Y38, YR07, YR18E31, E33, E35, B24, B26, B28, YG17, G24, G94, R27 Paper - Neenah Solar Crest, Bazzill

MOJO315 & TSTR188 ~ Fall ~

Happy Saturday to you!  If your home is anything like mine we are busy cleaning our yard, finishing final repairs around the house and generally getting everything "ready" for this winter.  I hesitate to even mention the word, as I am not always a fan!  I love looking at snow from my window but when you work for a utility and have to be at work at 7AM AND bad weather makes your job even more crucial...  you get the drift...  NO PUN INTENDED!  :-) As I mentioned earlier in the week, I feel that the Lord has laid it on my heart to share more "thoughts" or random ideas that come to me during my Bible studies and such.  If you are here to peruse my daily card, I do have one for you a bit further along.  If you aren't too busy though, I would like to share a little insight from my week. Last weekend, hubs and I were planning a get together with the kids.  With the addition of a new DIL and grandson, our brood has gotten bigger.  And unfortunately, it seems difficult m…

~ Exploring Cricut ~ A Happy Tree ~

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me for another fun Exploring Cricut post!  I'm excited to share a first time project using Create a Critter 2!  I've had this little gem awhile but hardly get to play!  I think this might be my new go to cartridge! 

All cuts are at 4 inches.  My card base is a standard 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I cut a shadow layer in Kraft.  I then cut two layers in orange and burgundy.  The final two layers are black (to shadow his happy face) and dark brown.  I added a bit of Stickles to my leaves for fun!  A super quick card that I can mass produce!  LOVE THOSE!  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop back by Monday for our bi-weekly challenge!  It promises to be FUN!  {{hugs}} Supplies Paper - Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections Ink - Memento Espresso Truffle Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Autumn Blessings Stickles - Orange Peel & Pink

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs October Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs October Release.  Can you believe that the month is winding down?  With Thanksgiving around the corner, I begin to kick my Christmas mojo into high gear.  Here is the card I created using Candy Cane.
and a close-up...  (after coloring the image with Copics and adding dimensional glaze, I added a bit of glitter...)

and an image of the stamp set...

There are several layers to this card.  I started out with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch red card stock base and added a white matted layer and then olive green.  The three colors mat/highlight a Christmas paisley print paper I choice for the final base layer.  I inked the edges of the paisley design with a tea dye distress ink.  
I then cut a red/white snowflake print and embossed it with a geometric EF.  I cut the panel into 4  1.5 x 2.75 inch rectangles.  They were popped up with dimensional foam.  I stamped the sentiment (black) on white card stock before cutting/embossing with a Spellbinder die.…

Warm Wishes

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by!  I have struggled with something as of late and would like to take a moment to share before getting into today's project.  I often feel like I should "share" little things going on in my life, things I read, etc. but hate taking up your valuable time.  After a great deal of prayer and reflection, I feel that I NEED to present the thoughts God gives me.  So on occasion you will see more of my "thoughts."  If you are here strictly for perusing my projects please know that you are more than welcome to skip over my writings and go straight to the card.  You won't hurt my feelings a bit!  And I venture to say, I will never know, BUT I will know if I do not share something my Lord has laid on my heart.  That my friends is a feeling I DO NOT want to have!  Here's today's project using North Coast Creations' new October release, Let It Snow. Here's the Let It Snow set...

I stamped the image on Copic compatible…

WAW102 ~ Psalm 18: 32-33 ~ High Places

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 Freckled Fawn
 for providing our prize this week! This week we feature a couple of wonderful verses from Psalms Chapter 18...   I used a sketch this week as my starting point and mixed autumn toned card stock and DP.  I printed the sentiment itself on DP and framed it with chocolate card stock before adorning it with a pearl and rhinestone flourish.  A cream colored blossom with distressed leaves adds to the look. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...  blessings... Challenges The Deconstructed Sketch 122 Supplies Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok Kraft, Colorbok Natural Expressions and Jewel Flourishes - Recollections Flowers and Leaves - Prima

North Coast Creations' October Release

Welcome to the North Coast Creations October New Releases!  I am SO excited to be bringing you two cards featuring this month's new release!  AND NCC 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 can leave some love AND possibly win a gift certificate!  How fun is that?    You have until October 17, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers blog posts.  Our 2 random winners will be announced on the North Coast Creations Blog on October 18, 2013. Both cards today have a Christmas theme.  One is just a bit non-traditional...  are you intriqued yet?  So here we go... My first card using NCC's Let it Snow
I colored the image with Copics and used a scallop punch out to sponge my sky.  A few dabs of glitter glue on the snowflakes adds some bling.  A bit of lace and pearl trim to the side give this a feminine feel even though Mr. Snowman is decidedly manly in his top hat!…

SS280 ~ Blessings ~

Good morning!  So glad you stopped by for a moment!  Today I have another card using Our Daily Bread Designs' Autumn Blessings set.   And as I have so often this week, I started with a sketch.... the sketch from Sketch Saturday... I used a couple of leaves I had colored and left over from another project.  I triple matted some DP (chocolate, pumpkin and vanilla colors).  I used a bit of DP from another project at the top and added a sentiment stamped and cut with a die on the corner.  I used a simple gold staple from my stash to add it.  Super easy!  I LOVE projects like that!  :-)  Blessings to you and yours today... Supplies Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Autumn Blessings Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fall Leaves and Acorn Die
Papers - Bazzill, DCWV - The Pumpkin Patch Stack, MME - Stella & Rose - Mabel Additional Dies - Spellbinders Office Supplies Ink - Memento Espresso Truffle Misc. - Gold Staples

TSTR187 ~ A Fallen Leaf ~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this Lord's day finds you well!  Today I have a quick card to share using a sketch from this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge...

The leaves are from Our Daily Bread Designs' Autumn Blessings set.  Each was colored with Copics (E04, E35, YR07, YR23 and Y17) before cutting them out with the coordinating Fall Leaves and Acorn die.
If you look closely you will find a bit of corrugated cardboard I had in my stash...  Here's the sketch...
Thanks again for stopping by!  Stop back later this week as we showcase some of the new stamps from North Coast Creations.  I will also have a fun card to share for Word Art Wednesday and a look back at this months' Our Daily Bread Designs release.  It promises to be a fun and busy week!  Whew!  Challenges The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR187
Through the Craftroom Door  - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #124
Simon Says Stamp - Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp

Papers - Bazzill, MME - Stella & Rose - Mab…

MOJO314 ~ Stripes That Are Red ~

Good morning!  I have a new stamp to share today.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs' set, Candy Cane.  I even managed to find DP that resembles a candy cane!

Here's an image of the set...

I used this week's Mojo sketch as my starting off point.  I used red card stock for the base (4.25 x 5.5 inches) and white matting.  I then added the trimmed down candy cane striped DP.  A die cut doily is nestled on top with a red matted sentiment banner.  I stamped the verse from the Candy Cane set on white with a crisp black ink.  A die cut poinsettia and greenery replace the sentiment panel from the sketch.  A red Offray satin ribbon ties it all up nicely! Here's the sketch... Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time... Blessings... Lori Challenges MOJO314 Supplies Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Candy Cane Ink - Versafine Onyx Black Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fancy Foliage; Cherry Lynn Designs - Fre…

~ Golden Wreath ~

Happy Friday!  So excited that the weekend is here!  It's been a crazy busy week in the Ulrich household and I am looking forward to a few days of catching up around the house.  I am even excited to do laundry!  Yes...  someone needs to take my temperature!  lol Today I have another simple Christmas card to share using Our Daily Bread Designs' Holly Wreath set.  I embossed the image with gold powder.

and here's the stamp set image...

I added some gold ribbon I had left over from another project and some jingle bells from my stash.  I can check another card off my list!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time... Blessings...

~ Autumn, October, Homemade Apple Pie ~

Yum!  I must say all of those things sound great...  particularly the homemade apple pie!  Maybe with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top?  :-)  This fun sentiment came out as the CTMH September stamp of the month.  I couldn't resist.  I can't wait to use this banner stamp to create a banner for an autumn framed photo!  This time I opted to make a card...  a 5 x 7 gem...
The metal leaves came from a set I picked up at Michaels.  I thought about creating some sort of floral spray but decided it would cover up the sentiment too much.  This way if looks like the leaves are falling!  Just what you would see this time of year, right?  Thanks for stopping by!  Supplies Stamps - Close to My Heart - Poster Tidings Ink - Close to My Heart - Saddle Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill Misc. - Momenta Metal

WAW101 ~ Isaiah 40:11 ~

Welcome!  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 special thank you to Verses Rubber Stamp Company
 for providing our prize this week! This week we feature a powerful verse from Isaiah, 40:11...

Yes, He does lead...  but the key?  We have to let go and let God... 

For this project I used

Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fall Leaves and Acorn
Blossom - The Paper Studio

Thanks for looking! 



~ Sparkling Snowflakes ~

Good morning!  Thanks for sharing a bit of your morning with me!  Today's card is a CAS project to honor this week's Splitcoast Featured Stamper.  The card created with a rectangular mask...

I used a rectangular die to create my mask and secured it with removable tape to the Kraft layer.  I added Colorbox Mica Magic in Pearl and Colorbox Ink in Frost White with a craft sponge.  I then added just a hint of Memento Desert Sand to all of the edges.  For a final bit of pizzazz, I spritzed the entire area with Glimmer Mist in Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.  I removed the mask and stamped random snowflakes with Versafine Onyx Black on the card and traced the edge with a black marker.  I also used a paper piercer to add another "frame."  Finally, I added my sentiment in the bottom right corner and ONE layer.  Something I RARELY try!  So fun!  Now here are the Our Daily Bread Designs products I used... Sparkling Snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiments Thanks as always for stopping b…

Happy Birthday Kelley!

Today is a very special day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  We are celebrating our fearless leader's birthday!  **Waving wildly from Kentucky**  We try to sneak these blog hops on her but somehow she always seems to know!  It must be that Mother gene (you know the one that allows you to see out of the back of your head...)  Anywho, here's to the best all around boss evah!  And might I mention fellow dog lover???  When my dear Saint Bernard Ike, passed on a few weeks ago, Kelley was burning up the computer.  She is a gem!  {{hugs girl}} Now on to her very special card...

I used a several of my favorite Our Daily Bread Designs sets including... Faith
Happy Birthday

and the Fancy Foliage die set...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Birthday Kelley!  WE LOVE YA!!!!! Check out all the projects my sister sticks have created celebrating our Most Fabulous Boss Lady's Birthday! 
Kelley's Birthday Hop 1. Lisa Somerville4. Silke Ledlow7. Tosh Leyendekker10. Sandee Shanabrough2. Grace Nywenin…