Showing posts from November, 2013

Exploring Cricut ~ Christmas Blessings ~

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me for another great Exploring Cricut post!  This week I am featuring a card project!  With Christmas on the horizon, I need more cards in my stash!  So I pulled out my Winter Woodland cartridge and went to work... I chose a snowflake cut (page 35) and cut it at 4.5 and 2.5 inches.  They are stacked on top of each other with dimensional foam.  The card base (white CS) is 5.5 x 4.25 inches with a dark red CS matting.  I chose some DP by Teresa Collins and hand cut the zig zag border following the design.  I added the snowflake, stamped my sentiment on white CS and hand cut a banner.  The final touch...  a white button with a bit of red & white jute for a jaunty finish!  Thanks for joining me!  Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow as we celebrate Our Daily Bread Designs' December release!  {hugs} Supplies  Cricut Cartridge - Winter Woodland Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Vintage Pattern Ornaments Ink - Memento - Rhubarb Stalk Paper - Georgia…

WAW108 ~ Fear of the Lord ~

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 My Craft Spot and Cynthia Milan with Close To My Heart
for providing our prizes this week!

This week we are featuring a scripture from Proverbs...

based on the MOJO 321 sketch shown below...

and inspired by The Shabby Tea Room #194 "Christmas is Coming" Challenge

Inspiration Photo below
and use Brown, White & Red

Thanks for stopping by!  Praying you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, family and friends!  Be safe!  {{hugs}}


Card Recipe

Paper - The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific, K & Company - Christmas Cheer, Fancypantsdesigns - Home For Christmas
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Small & Stately Circles
Misc. - Recollections Ribbon & Clock Embellishment

A Look Back at ODBD's November Release

Happy Friday!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' November Release.  It's hard to believe the month is nearly over!  Thanksgiving will be here soon and then Christmas!  In honor of our Savior's birth, I created a card using the Poinsettia Wreath  stamp and coordinating Poinsettia Wreath Die.

For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog. Here are the products I used today... Poinsettia Wreath stamp set
and coordinating Poinsettia Wreath Die
And if you look closely you will find an older release, the Quatrefoil Pattern Die First I created my card base using a shaped die.  I then used my Quatrefoil Pattern Die to cut out another layer and used the shaped die to create a lattice layer.  If you look closely you will see I placed tiny adhesive pearls at the center of each quatrefoil.  I used the same shaped die that created the base (in two graduated sizes) to create a frame and added it with dimensional foam to the top.  I s…

ODBD ~ Glory ~

Good Morning!  I'm stopping in with another clean and simple card featuring Our Daily Bread Designs', The Earth set.  I stamped the globe image on Kraft and created my own custom designer paper.
 See the globe image peeking out at you?  I ripped some memo paper out of a pad I use to jot down craft notes and used a paper punch to create the spirals.  I embossed the sentiment (Ranger's Queens' Gold) on coordinating blue card stock and framed it with a Spellbinder die.  Another speedy card!  Love those!  Thanks for hanging out with me today!  Don't forget to stop by later this week as we revisit this month's Our Daily Bread Designs release.  It promises to be a great day!  {{hugs}} The Earth Additional Supplies Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Memo Paper Ink - Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa Embossing Powder - Ranger's Queens' Gold 

CTMH ~ Faith Shines Bright ~

Happy Monday!  Hope this bright morning finds you well!  Today, I have a card to share using Close To My Heart's stamp of the month, Illuminate.  I purchased this recently from a good friend, Emily and decided to create a clean and simple card.  How did I do?

I stamped the light post in black and added the lantern before coloring the image lightly with Y35.  I added just a bit of Stardust Stickles for a bit of pizzaz.  I also used my much ignored corner rounder to kick it up a notch.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock along with the "glow" and colored it with the yellow Copic also.  I cut it with a Spellbinder die and added a coordinating scalloped black die to make it pop!  Super easy!  I just might take this clean and simple thing to heart!  ;-)  Be sure to hop over and check out what the Exploring Cricut crew has to show you today.  I normally post for their challenges but couldn't this week due to illness.  **sniff**  I know Diane and company have a supe…

~ A Little Bit of Green and Remaining Focused ~

Good morning!  Thanks as always for stopping by!  I have a wonderful card to share using Our Daily Bread Designs' November release, Poinsettia Wreath.  I love this time of year and I have already started a projects around the house.  I love Christmas and all of the decorating that goes with it!  Last year was a difficult year as I found myself struggling to even put up one tree!  This year I feel SO MUCH better and PRAISE God for his many mercies!  I just know this will be the best one yet!  I wanted to share a funny story before diving into today's card.  A few weeks back, hubs and I were doing some long neglected outside chores.  I glanced up to see one of our ewes (female sheep) bleating frantically and running alongside the fence.  Thinking there might be a predator about, I rushed over to the field to see why she was so distressed.  I realized that there were ZERO sheep anywhere to be found!  After scanning the field, I realized this poor little girl had gone to sleep and…

Exploring Cricut ~ Burlap and Monograms ~

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me for another great Exploring Cricut post!  This week I am featuring a home décor project!  I needed a cute garden flag for my front door and since I love burlap I started a search for one.  Unfortunately, the ones I found on Etsy were pretty pricey. I decided to make my own!  So I pulled out my trusty Cricut and went to work! I measured out my burlap and cut it to 13 by 17 inches.  I folded one end over about 2 1/4 inches and used a zigzag stitch to secure the sleeve.  I then stitched around the entire project at roughly 1 inch.  I secured Heat & Bond (following manufacturer's instructions) to the back of black felt and used a brayer to secure it to a sticky mat.  I cut the monogram (11 inches) using the multi-cut function to make sure it was cut through.  I then turned the flag over on the back side (on top of the monogram) and used a medium heat iron to heat and secure.  Super easy!  I may try making one of these for my Mom.  SHHH!!!  Don&#…

North Coast Creations' November Release

Welcome to the North Coast Creations November New Releases!  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 November 17, 2013 at 10:00PM EST 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 November 18, 2013.
Here's the new stamp set featuring Santa Paws, lovingly colored to resemble a Golden Retriever...

and Santa Claws looking like the mischievous kitten...

Some of the products I used... Santa Paws
Our Daily Bread Designs' Christmas Paper Collection 2013
Santa Claws

Our Daily Bread Designs Circle Ornaments Die
Thanks for stopping by!  If you get lost along the way be sure to visit the NCC Blog. And here are the links of my fellow "Coasters" so you can play along...  {{hugs}} DT Links: Lisa * Dawn * Julie * Amber * Lori (You are here) * Cindy
Supplies Woof Top
Papers - Bazzill, Our D…

WAW106 ~ Love.. in Deed and in Truth ~

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 My Creative Classroom and 
Paper Sweeties,for providing our prizes this week! This week we feature a beautiful passage from 1 John...

I printed the scripture on DP resembling notebook paper and used a rectangular die to cut it skewed.  This week I incorporated a sketch and used a large floral print on the left and a simple polka dot paper on the right dividing the two with white seam binding.  I added a seam binding bow along with die cut foliage and some mulberry roses.   A few paper punched twigs are tucked in for dimension. 

I don't normally go with "pink" things this time of year but I just couldn't help myself!  :-)  No other color reminds me of love like pink...  I had to use it!  Thanks for stopping in…

~The Earth ~

It is hard to believe that Monday has rolled back around!  Hubs and I spent a nice three day weekend taking care of some long neglected chores around our place.  We replaced some light bulbs in the barn (the sheep are SO glad to no longer be in the dark), repaired some minor storm damage and trimmed trees!  We accomplished a great deal and it was wonderful to sink into bed each night praising God for His mercies and the ability to do such simple tasks.  You see, a year ago things were not so easy.  John was suffering terribly from two deteriorating knees and I was battling what I thought was a persistent cold.  Poor John was unable to do the simplest of tasks including working with our dogs and I was barely able to get out of a chair.  And during the physical storm, I was battling a deep emotional storm.  When you are an active person, the loss of your strength really hits you hard.  The devil was delighting in the torments we both suffered, preying on our weakness.  This year has bee…

Christmas Patterns by ODBD

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by and sharing a bit of your morning with me.  I am excited to share a card using Our Daily Bread Designs' new release, Christmas Pattern Ornaments.  What is so cool about this stamp set is that ODBD created a coordinating die set, Circle Ornaments.  It is SO much easier when everything works together!  What's really great about this set?  It not only provides the perfect circle dies to complement the ornaments BUT it also includes the cute holly leaf die you see used below!  I opted to used a few strategically placed red sequins to create the berries but the die set has those too!!!!    For this project I embossed both ornaments, one with a dark green powder on white card stock and the other with gold on green CS.  The cute designer paper is also by Our Daily Bread Designs! 

 So here are the products you see used today... 
Christmas Pattern Ornaments Circle Ornaments Die and this fun paper set Christmas Paper Collection 2013 Thanks again for st…

WAW105 ~ Hold My Hand ~

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
Robyn's Fetish,
for providing our prizes this week! This week we feature an amazing passage from the book of Isaiah...

I love the vintage feel of this design based on this week's Deconstructed Sketch.  I printed our scripture on DP and matted all layers with black card stock.  The base (also black CS) measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I used a cream colored mulberry rose and paper punched leaves/twigs to create a lovely floral spray on top. 

This scripture touched my heart today and reminded me just how special it is to know our Savior is with us every step of the way.  He holds my hand no matter what my troubles might be!  What a blessing! 

Thanks as always for stopping by!  Have a wonderful and…

A Look Back at North Coast Creations' October Release

Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations' October Release!  Can you believe that November is already here?  Today, I'm sharing a card I created using the Let it Snow stamp set.  For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog.

Here's my dancing/juggling snowman...

I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper and lightly colored my image.  I also added a light blue ink (sponged) onto the background to create a faux sky.  I opted to add three strategic sequins above the snowman.  It almost looks like he is juggling!  A die cut snowflake (from Our Daily Bread Designs' Snowflake Die set) adorns the upper corner.  So fun!

Let's review the products I used...

Let it Snow from NCC

and Our Daily Bread Designs' Snowflake Dies

Be sure to check out the other team members' creations!  There is a whole lot of beauty to behold!  Thanks for stopping by! 
Julie * Lisa * Dawn Sandee * Lori * Cindy


RS88 - Retro Sketch

Exploring Cricut ~ Cricut Choice Challenge ~

Welcome to another fun bi-weekly challenge at
Exploring Cricut!  The challenge this week....
 Make a card, layout, or paper craft using
1 pattern paper, 2 cricut cuts and 3 colors. 
It can be any

This week I chose to work with French Manor and Nursery Rhymes to create this cute thank you card!

I cut the rooster at 4.5 inches (Shadow and figure).  It came from Nursery Rhymes.  I then cut the sentiment at 1.5 inches. (From French Manor...)  The pattern paper I chose is actually from a Christmas paper pad.  But I really like the paisley design and thought it worked nicely with my theme.  I then used one red sequin to dot the I in Merci. 

Thanks for stopping by!  And until next time....



Cartridges - Cricut French Manor and Nursery Rhymes
Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, K & Company

Exploring Cricut ~ Foxy Lady ~

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me for another great Exploring Cricut post!  I must admit that crazy new song about what a fox says...  you know the one...  is driving me crazy!  I'm not sure it's the melody so much as the topic.  lol...  So this little gem will go to a dear friend.  She is one foxy lady!  :-)  I used Give a Hoot for this project and all cuts are 4.25 inches. 
For my card base I used simple white CS and measured out a card approximately 5.25 x 5.25 inches.  I cut a fun DP (flowers already included) and added it for my background.  The fox took three card stock colors...  black, white and a rust orange.  Super cute!  I love simple projects!  Thanks for stopping by and exactly what does the fox say?????
Cartridge - Cricut Give a Hoot Papers - Bazzill, Colorbok Natural Expressions Pack

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' November Release

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' November New Release Hop! 

Can you believe it is November?  Wow!  Where has the year gone?  Well, with a new month I get to share some new stamps by Our Daily Bread Designs!  And if you participate in our hop, you can share in the fun too! 

One winner will be randomly chosen from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until November 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
 Normally, I share a couple of cards with you but this time I had such a hard time choosing... 

I picked 3!!!!!  ;-)

This white dream features the new stamp set, Vintage Pattern Ornaments and a new die set, Circle Ornaments.  I embossed the top layer with a snowflake pattern before adding Glimmer Mist and a few pearls.  I stamped the ornament image on white …