Friday, August 29, 2014

~ Summertime ~

It's almost over!  Labor Day marks the official end of summer!  In most places, the kids go back to school and life returns to some sort of normalcy.  To mark the end of summer and revisit Our Daily Bread Designs' August release, I pulled out the Flip Flop Fun set and went to work.  I stamped flip flops in blue on cream and added a die cut fence and "sand" to complete the look.

and the products you see...

Thanks again for visiting and don't forget to hop back on September 1st to see what Our Daily Bread Designs has in store for you!  It promises to be fun!

~ Your Love ~ I Thessalonians 3:13

Welcome!  So very thankful you stopped by for a minute.  Today, I have a card using one of Our Daily Bread Designs' past releases, Love Scriptures.
This week, I stamped the sentiment on vellum (Versamark Embossing Ink) and used a white embossing powder to make it pop.  I used a die to frame/cut the sentiment and highlighted it with foliage from Fancy Foliage Die.
Here's the card...
and some of the other products you see...
(for the bee)
GCS20 - ZINNIA (clear stamps)
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stay tuned for Our Daily Bread Designs' September release!  It promises to be fun!  Blessings...
Additional Supplies
Paper - CTMH, Georgia Pacific, Simple Stories - DIY Boutique
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot; Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Stickles - Diamond (bee)
Basic Grey Rhinestone

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WAW147 ~ James 5:8 ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
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! 
And a very special shout out to the Frantic Stamper and Flying Unicorn & Daydream Designs!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank these fabulous companies who provided our prizes this week! 
Bless you!!! 

This week we are visiting the New Testament...

This week, I printed my scripture on white card stock (the base is 4.25 x 5).  I used scraps from my stash and a fun hexagon paper punch to create a simple one layer card.  I added a few black flat back beads to the bottom corner and VOILA!  What a wonderful way to use up your scraps!

Here's the supplies you see...

Paper - Georgia Pacific, Crate Paper - Little Bo Peep
Punch - Creative Memories
Rhinestones - Basic Grey

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Alert ~ Stock Up Sale at ODBD/NCC and AO!

Our unofficial mascot and all around favorite pooch, Murphy, wants you to know about the STOCK UP sale on ODBD stamps, Custom Dies and ODBD Paper Pad Collections on your Wish List during the Dog Days of Summer Super Sale! During this sale, ALL ODBD stamps, Custom Dies and ODBD Paper Pad Collections are 20% off the regular prices when you enter code DOGDAYS at checkout. 
(Sorry, no rainchecks, retail customers only)

 Our Daily Bread Designs Dog Days of Summer Super Sale ends Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00PM EDT, shop early for the best selection! 

And the best part...  this sale is going on at North Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost as well!  Be sure to check it out all the details there as well!

Artistic Outpost Blog
North Coast Creations Blog

Monday, August 25, 2014

~ Wish You Were Here ~

Good morning!  I'm going through my scrap stack again and creating some quick and easy cards using Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release.  This time I used the Flip Flop Fun stamp set shown here...

I stamped a pair of flip flops and sentiment on a cream panel with black ink.  I matted it with a soft blue and nestled it on top of a blue bandana print DP lined with black card stock and a sliver of silver.  I placed the entire panel on a cream card stock base.  Super easy!  And a great way to use up paper I may have wasted. 

Additional Supplies
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Flip Flop Fun
Paper - Georgia Pacific, CTMH

Friday, August 22, 2014

~ Toes in the Sand ~

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by!  Today, I have a card to share using Our Daily Bread Designs' Ocean Treasures set.  I found a sketch on Pinterest recently and decided to adapt it to this set using some paper scraps from Teresa Collins.


I matted everything with black card stock (Georgia Pacific) and placed it on a cream card stock base (Bazzill).  I stamped the sand dollar on Neenah Solar Crest and colored the image with Copics before hand cutting.  I stamped the sentiment from ODBD's Flip Flop Fun (Memento Tuxedo Black) and cut it with Our Daily Bread Designs' Pennant Dies.

I added a cream colored pearl spray after placing the sand dollar with dimensional foam.  So fun!  I can't wait to get my toes into some sand!  Until next time...
Additional Supplies
Paper - Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds
Copics - E33, E53, E51, E35
Flourish Recollections

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WAW146 ~ I Samuel 2:2 ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
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! 
And a very special thank you to Digi Darla's and Prairie Point Junction for blessing us with prizes!  We appreciate these fabulous companies who generously provided our prizes this week! 
Blessings to you all!!! 

This week we are returning to the Old Testament...

I printed my scripture on ecru card stock and cut to my desired size.  The card base measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I chose a bright blue to coordinate with the DP I chose from Pebbles Family Ties paper collection.  For matting, I selected a bright yellow and deep green.  I added a few mulberry roses and paper punched leaves and branches for interest.  I love the bright colors! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Pebbles Family Ties
Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts
Mulberry Roses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

~ Heaven and Earth ~

Good morning!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today, I would like to share a card I created using paper scraps and a beautiful scripture stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs' Scripture Collection 12.  I am constantly reminded of the importance of reading God's word.  I equate it to not reading the owner's manual when you buy a new car.  I can't tell you how many times I have found a feature on a vehicle (often years later) that would have been incredibly useful if I had just known about it!  Can anyone else here relate????  I find it impossible to make sound decisions when I fail to have regular time in His word.  It's not only a matter of being obedient but a matter of survival.  We can't make sound decisions if we don't have all the facts!  It amazes me how the Lord can take a verse of scripture and speak to my heart.  It is so very personal and I love to find out each and every day what new insight He has for me!   
Today's card...

and some of the products you see....

I pulled some scraps (bee themed) from my stash and matted them with brown card stock and placed the pieces on a white CS base.  My sentiment (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black) was framed with a few wood accents pieces from my stash.  I added the fence at the bottom to give it a garden feel.  I love clearing out some of those well loved paper scraps, don't you?  Thanks for stopping in!

Until next time...



Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 12
Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fence Die
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers and Embellies - Close to My Heart

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs August Release!  Here is the card I created using Our Daily Bread Designs' August release, Ocean Treasures.  
Here is the August release item I used...
and some of the other products you see...




For more inspiration using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog And don't forget to visit my "sister sticks" to see what that have to share!  You will love the variety of projects they have to share!  Thanks for stopping by!

The Breadsticks

 Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace 
Chris * Lori (You Are Here) * Dawn * Sandee *
 Wanda * Stacy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WAW145 ~ Colossians 1:27 ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
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! 
And a very special shout out to Class Cards-n-Such and Your Next Stamp!  We appreciate these fabulous companies who graciously provided our prizes this week! 
Thank you, thank you!!! 

This week we are visiting the New Testament...

This week, I decided to go with a white, gray and yellow color scheme.  I printed my scripture on white card stock and trimmed it to size, taking care to mat it with gold, white and gray card stock.  I chose gray for my card base (5.5 x 4.25) with white matting.  I pulled a chevron DP and yellow grid DP to give this more of a modern feel.  So what do you think?  It's very clean and simple...  and I LIKE it! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Core'dinations, Doodlebug

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

~ Bon Voyage ~

Welcome!  Thank you as always for spending a few moments of your day with me.  Today, I have a card to share incorporating one of my favorite color schemes...  red, white and blue!  I chose white card stock to create my base (5.5 x 4.5 inches) and used navy, white and red to mat a final embossed wave layer. 

And here are some of the products you see...

I stamped my flip flops on white card stock and die cut each.  I added some glitter glue to the "straps" and a tiny flat backed adhesive pearl to each for interest.  I stamped the sentiment on white CS and hand cut the banner adding a bit of red CS for contrast.  A bit of patriotic ribbon tied around the wave embossed panel shows it off perfectly!  So what do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Flip Flop Fun
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Flip Flop Die
Misc. - Offray Ribbon, Patina Stickles by Ranger
 Recollections Pearl
 Memento Inks

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MOJO357 ~ You Anchor Me ~

The Bing Online Dictionary defines the word anchor three ways:

  • a device to hold a ship in place: a heavy, traditionally double-
  •      hooked, device for keeping a ship or floating object in place
  • a device keeping an object in place: any device that keeps an
  •      object in place
  • announcer of news program: an announcer on a news program,
  •      providing links between the studio and reporters on location
    If you focus on the first two definitions, you find that an anchor is something that holds an object in place.  It keeps us "grounded" so to speak.  If you were a ship, an anchor keeps you from drifting away.  This is particularly important when you are experiencing rough weather.  Without an anchor, the ship could go whichever way the water moves and put the ship and it's passengers into a potentially dangerous situation. 

    The Bible says in Hebrews 6:19 KJV

    "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the vail;"
    Our hope in Christ guarantees our safety, just like a strong anchor secures a ship and keeps it's cargo safe.  Our anchor is moored in heaven, with God Himself, whereas a ship's anchor must go down to the very depths of the ocean to secure it.
    What are you relying on to keep you safe?  Where is your anchor?  Blessings... 
    Today's card...

     and some of the Our Daily Bread Designs' products  you see...

    Based on this week's MOJO Monday Sketch...

    Today's card is on a 5.5 x 4.25 card base.  I chose a pale pink for my base layer with a darker salmon CS for my matting.  All of the DP you see here comes from ODBD's Blushing Rose Paper Collection.  For my top layers I chose to add another layer of Kraft mat before putting down my DP.  I stamped the sentiment (Anchor the Soul) with a rich brown ink and die cut using the Pennants Die set.  I tied a pale pink seam binding bow and added a cream pearl flourish with some vines created with ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die. 
    And now for the supply list...
    Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, ODBD's Blushing Rose Paper Collection
    Ink - Memento Espresso Truffle
    Stamps - ODBD's Anchor the Soul
    Seam Binding, Recollections Pearl Flourish
    Thanks for stopping by! 

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    ~ Love ~

    Welcome!  So glad you stopped by!  I have an un"bee"lieveable card for you!  It's a real "honey!" 
    ***So sorry!  I couldn't resist an opportunity to be corny!***
      I'm trying to clean out my paper scrap stash.  I found some fun leftovers with a "bee" theme. They came in right handy, since I need a bee themed card for a special friend.  She wanted a card for a special bride who loves anything "bee" related.  And since the gift she has chosen has black and white polka dots...  you get the picture!  It fits the bill! 

    I chose a favorite scripture passage from I Thessalonians.  The card base is black card stock with a layer of white and black.  I trimmed my honeycomb paper slightly smaller and inked it with a black soot distress ink.  I added the bee theme paper with black matting and cut out a fun polka dot print.  This time I chose to mat it with both white and black.  I cut the sentiment out (stamped with black Versafine ink) and added a black scalloped mat.  I stamped the bee (found in Our Daily Bread Designs' Zinnia ) on Copic compatible paper and colored.  Glitter glue adorns the wings.  The coordinating die (Zinnia and Leaves Die) cut the little guy out just perfectly.  I used ODBD's Asters and Leaves Die to create my floral spray.  Super easy!  And so satisfying to clear our my scrap stash!  :-)
    Here's some of the items I used today...
    GCS20 - ZINNIA (clear stamps)
    Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    ~ Thinking of You ~

    Yee haw!  The weekend is almost here!  I'm looking forward to checking a few more chores off my list!  A few more cards and just maybe a bit of housework!  ;-)  Can you tell what I REALLY want to do?  Craft, craft and craft!!!! 
    I have a card to share today using
    Our Daily Bread Designs' August release,

    shown here...

    I stamped the image on Neenah Solar Crest paper and colored with Copics.  I trimmed the panel down and added a bit of dark gray card stock for matting.  I used the same gray card stock to create my card base (5.5 x 4.25) and a dark chocolate brown for the remaining matting.  I used some masculine paper scraps from my pile with a bit of twill ribbon and a few leftover baubles in the corner.  I stamped the sentiment on an ecru scrap and added it above the panel.  I love the masculine feel on this one!  So fun! 
    Thanks so much for spending a few of your minutes with me today!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Ink - Memento, Copics
    Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Anchor the Soul

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    ~ Pleasant Words ~

    Good Monday morning!  It has been an interesting few days here at Ulrich central.  After seven years, hubs and I shipped all but one of our sheep for sale.  I'm a bit melancholy.  As much trouble as they were, I already miss them!  We kept one lone male lamb.  We will raise him and let him go to his new home next year.  His plaintive bleats as he searches for the flock that is no more, breaks my heart.  It is difficult to wander through life without direction, void of compass or map.  I am so thankful I serve a risen Savior who provides comfort and guidance.  For without Him, I would wander...  seeking something but not knowing what...
    Today's card featuring a past set from Our Daily Bread Designs, Bee Happy...

    Products you see...
    G520 - BEE HAPPY

    My card base measures 4.25 x 5 inches and is made with smooth black card stock.  I added a slightly smaller white mat and finished with a honeycomb embossed gold layer.  I used the Circle Ornament Dies to create my cut out layers for the sentiment.  I added a bit of greenery from the Fancy Foliage Die with some white blossoms created from the Asters and Leaves Die.  I added a bit of black micro beads in acrylic glue to each center.  The bee, (Zinnia set) has just a bit of Copic color and some diamond glitter embellished wings.  This is such a happy card, don't you think? 
    Until next time...

    Surprise!!! It's Best Bunny!

    There is something about Granny Apple Green that just brings a smile to my face!  When the first signs of Spring appear you are sure to see...