Friday, October 31, 2014

~ Have a Holly Jolly Christmas ~

Happy Friday morning!  Today's project features an Our Daily Bread Designs' stamp from last year AND a new coordinating die released this month!  I love coordinating dies!  They make my finished projects so much easier.  I love this image and last year I fussy cut the image.  That took a bit of time and patience!  Now I can just line up the die and cut away!  LOVE THAT!  

Today's card features the Holly Wreath stamp and coordinating Holly Wreath Die...


and the sentiment placed and die cut with...


And the other products you see...

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Image); Memento Espresso Truffle (Sentiment); Copics
Paper - Neenah Solar Crest (Image); Georgia Pacific - white; Bazzill; The Paper Studio Woodland Winterland (DP)

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow as we explore the new release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I can't wait to show you all the new stamps and dies, Kelley and company have for you!  


Thursday, October 30, 2014

~ Faith in God ~

Good Thursday morning to you!  I hope this note finds you well.  The last few days have been "challenging" to say the least at our hacienda!  I have managed to kill not 1, BUT 2 die cut machines!  This has put a terrible crimp in my crafting style.  Not to mention a crimp in my wallet...  

Unfortunately, I also have some health issues to contend with.  It seems the change in weather has definitely changed how I feel.  (Not to mention the fact I have been so busy I forgot important medication for 2 days...)  ***YES, I'm losing it***  It has been brought to my attention that I MUST take better care of myself.  And that means eliminating stress.  ***Really?  rolling my eyes***  

So here's to crafting...  the ultimate relaxation...  until my crafting equipment fails...  lol

 and some of the items you see...

and some of the other items used today...


Paper - Georgia Pacific, American Crafts Jack Frost, Bazzill
Ink - Memento Paris Dusk

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WAW156 ~ Ecclesiastes 3:14 ~

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 Frantic Stamper, Cheery Lynn Designs and Flying Unicorn for providing our prizes!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank these companies!  

This week we are visiting the book of Ecclesiastes...

I used an ecru card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) with a Kraft mat.  I then pulled coordinating scraps from Prima's Something Blue Paper Collection.  I printed our scripture on one of the panels and added a Prima blossom with die cut greenery and branches.  Super easy!


Paper - Staples, The Paper Studio, Prima Something Blue
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage Die
Blossom - Prima 

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

~ Each Tree ~ Luke 6:44

This scripture really hit home this week.  Have you ever had a time in your spiritual walk where you felt woefully short?  We know that we are sinners saved by grace but yet deep down we yearn (I know I do) for ways to please our Heavenly Father.  And most days I feel like my offerings are nothing but filthy rags!  This particular scripture reminded me that it isn't about going through the motions and/or getting wrapped up in what we are doing but really DOING IT!  Convicted yet again?  I just love how the Word of God can continually speak to us, don't you?  

Today's card...

I used Our Daily Bread Designs' Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and Vintage Labels Die nested together to create the frame center.  My card base is ecru card stock.  I stamped the image with Memento's Rich Cocoa and positioned the sentiment to the side.  I didn't color this image because I wanted an old photo feel...

Here's the products you see including 
this month's Autumn Tree stamp set...



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stayed tuned this week for a mid week project with Word Art Wednesday, more October projects from Our Daily Bread Designs AND a new release on Saturday!  It promises to be a full and FUN week!  


Monday, October 27, 2014

~ It Came Upon a Midnight Clear ~

Good morning!  Today's card design has been rattling around in my brain for quite a while now.  I wanted to do something for Christmas with a feminine feel.  And when Our Daily Bread Designs released their Doily Die a month ago...  I knew I had the perfect base for my design!  I added a few die cut poinsettias created with the October release Peaceful Poinsettias Die and came up with this...

And the layers you see...

5.5 x 4.25 dark red card stock base
ecru mat
dark red CS mat
BBP Believe coordinating papers base and banners
Our Daily Bread Designs Doily Die - dark red CS base, ecru doily
Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage Die - dark green CS
Our Daily Bread Designs Peaceful Poinsettias Die - dark red CS, dark green CS (leaves)
Flower Soft Meadow (centers of poinsettias)
Our Daily Bread Designs God's Timing - sentiment stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Here are the products you see -



I hope you enjoyed today's project!  If you did, please be sure to leave me a quick note!  I treasure your comments and encouragement!  Thanks so very much.



Friday, October 24, 2014

North Coast Creations' October Release

Welcome!  Thank you for joining us this month for a very special blog hop!  We are celebrating North Coast Creations' latest releases.  Now if browsing at new stamps and fun projects isn't enough, you have the opportunity to win a prize!
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until October 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!  Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 27, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won! 
Today, I chose a wonderful new set called Snowman Family to work with...
My first project features the image colored with alcohol markers...

 and the stamp image itself...

and some products from 
our sister company Our Daily Bread Designs...

Card #1
Quatrefoil Pattern Die


Pennant Die


Card #2
Vintage Flourish Pattern Die


Now please stop by and visit my fellow "Coasters" to see what fun projects they have to share. And don't forget to leave some love so you can have a chance to win!  Blessings...

If you get lost along the way...

DT Permalinks: 

Lisa * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Sandee * Amber * Stacy

Rewind and Revisit Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release

Welcome!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release!  Here is the card I created using Christmas Pennant Row stamp, Matting Circles Die and Peaceful Poinsettias Die.  I also used some old favorites...Pennant Row Die, Fancy Foliage Die and Circle Ornaments Die.
For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
Here's my project...
I started with a stone colored card stock base and a white card stock mat.  I used the Matting Circles Die and Circle Ornaments Die to create my watch fob "window."  I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Pennant Row) in an evergreen shade on white paper and used the coordinating Pennant Row Die to cut it out.  I just love this new poinsettia created with the Peaceful Poinsettias Die.  The Fancy Foliage Die adds lovely greenery sprigs highlighted with holly found in the Circle Ornaments Die set.  I love Christmas projects, don't you? 
Here's the items you see!





Now don't forget to stop by and see what my fellow "Breadsticks" have for you to see!  If  you get lost along the way go to this link...

The Breadsticks

 Grace * Paula * Chris * Lori (You are here)
Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn *
 Stacy * Wanda * Audrey

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WAW155 ~ Isaiah 64:8

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! 
Check out the above site to see who our fabulous sponsor is this week and how you can win a prize!  We appreciate our sponsor's  generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

This week we are visiting the book of Isaiah...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, blessings...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WAW154 ~ Our Daily Bread Designs ~

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 Our Daily Bread Designs for sponsoring this week's challenge!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs who provided not only our prizes this week but some fabulous supplies!  

I chose to add another Christmas card to my stash...

using the following ...


my layers...

Aqua card stock base 5.5 x 4.25 inches
White card stock mat
Brown Kraft mat
The Paper Studio - Country Road DP
Image stamped on Neenah Solar Crest with Gray Ink & colored with Copics
Sentiment stamped with Gray Ink on white card stock and and custom cut
White card stock - Doily Die Cut 
Aqua - Circle Ornaments Die Cut
Image - Matting Circles Die Cut
Silver CS - Circle Ornaments Die Cut 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...


Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' Second October Release

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' second release this month!  For those of you who love ODBD products like I do, this promises to be a fun filled hop!  This time we have a new die and new stamps!  

And just like on regular monthly hops, three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store.  The Gift Certificate must be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until October 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on our Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I can't wait to show you the Christmas card I created using a new die and stamp set from this release...

Here's the new stamp set, Christmas Pennant Row 

which coordinates with an old favorite, Pennant Row Die


and the new Holly Wreath Die

which coordinates with last year's stamp set, 
Holly Wreath shown below...

So here's the 411 -

Green CS - 5.5 x 4.25 inch base
White CS - mat
Red CS - mat
DP - holly, green and white dots, red panel
Image - stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink; colored with Copics 
Die and added with dimensional foam
Red CS - pennant base
White CS - Glory stamp -Versafine Onyx Black Ink; die cut 
Red/White Baker's Twine
Black Flat Backed Jet Beads

How fun is that?  I just love sharing new stuff!  Thanks for visiting!  

Don't forget to leave some love (so you can be eligible for the blog hop prize) and visit my "Sister Sticks."  Thanks for popping in!


ODBD Blog  - (If you get lost along the way...)

Sister Sticks

 Grace * Chris * Lisa * Dawn 
 Lori (YOU ARE HERE) *  Sandee * Sabrina * Angie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ODBD ~ It's Christmastime! ~

Not!  Yes, I know that for some the official shopping season has begun however, I won't start my Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving.  I enjoy savoring the season and I have found if I start too early, I can't really enjoy it!  I want to remember that Christmas isn't about all the ribbons, bows and pretty packages...  but the most precious gift of all...  our Savior Jesus Christ!  

So here's to celebrating the "reason for the season..."

and here are some of the new Our Daily Bread Designs products you see today...

and some of my old favorites as well...



And your layers...

White card stock base 4.25 x 5 inches
Silver card stock mat
White card stock Vintage Flourish Pattern Die
Silver card stock Vintage Labels Die base
Black card stock Matting Circles Die and Circle Ornaments Die frame
God's Timing  stamped with black ink on white card stock & cut 
with smallest Matting Circles Die
God's Timing  clock hands stamped with black on white card stock & die cut with 
Green card stock (Greenery) Fancy Foliage Die
Brown card stock (pine cones) Fancy Foliage Die and dusted with Polar White
Flower Soft
White & Dark Green card stock - Peaceful Poinsettias Die with Meadow Flower Soft centers
Black ink on white card stock (sentiment) God's Timing hand cut for banner

Now it you NEED to do some Christmas shopping or would like a jump on your card making Our Daily Bread Designs, North Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost will be offering FREE SHIPPING through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 11:00 PM EST.  Stop by Our Daily Bread Designs 
for complete details!
NO CODE is needed, the free shipping will automatically be applied to your cart.
International Customers: you will receive $5.00 off your order (in place of the free shipping.) This amount will come off the total in your cart! NO CODE needed!
Free Shipping special is for Retail Customers Only

Thanks so much for stopping by!  {{hugs}}

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