Friday, November 25, 2016

ODBD ~ It's All About Jesus ~

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I ate entirely too much turkey and all the trimmings!  It was wonderful sharing a wonderful meal with our family and friends.  I wanted to share a couple of cards that focus on the real meaning of the season.  I know many people are out looking for the best retail deals they can.  I can't help but think...  Jesus is the best deal there is!  

And with my first card, I used a very clean and simple look...  white and black card stock along with the same Jesus Love You Stamp Die Duo...

I used the Holy Night Die and black card stock to create a simple shadow image for this card.  The Pierced Rectangles Die along with white card stock creates the mat layer.  A bit of Memento Desert Sand Ink dabbed on the bottom and black ink sentiment finish it off...

Here are some of the other items you see...

My second card features a simple white background and Our Daily Bread Designs' Jesus Loves You Stamp Die Duo...

I created the background paper myself using the Smooshing Acetate technique and a variety of blue distress inks.  I stamped the sentiment from the set with Versamark and added white embossing powder.  After heating, I cut it down to resemble a banner and added the die cut Jesus in a rich aqua card stock.

And the die/stamp set I used...

plus the new background die I incorporated...
Snowflake Sky Die

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Word Art Wednesday 258 & 259 ~ Thanks Be Unto God ~

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week we have a beautiful passage from the New Testament.  I am very thankful for the most precious gift of Jesus!  Each and every day, I feel His presence and I am so very grateful for my Father's love and mercies!  If you would like to use this beautiful digital image and share your creation with us please visit the Word Art Wednesday blog.  Here is the card I created with today's digi!

Today's card was inspired by a reversible scarf I found recently.  It has a lovely plaid on one side and a fun hounds tooth on the other!  And today's card is based on a fun sketch you can find at MOJO Monday...

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Our Daily Bread Designs - Double Stitched Squares Die & Double Stitched Rectangles Die
Paper - The Paper Studio - Lewis Family Vacation; PhotoPlay - Mad 4 Plaid

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' November Release

Good morning and welcome to our look back at this month's Our Daily Bread Designs' release.  I created this project featuring the Merry & Bright stamp set, coordinating Christmas Lights DieSnowflake Sky Die and Snowflake Season Paper Collection.
For more inspiration be sure to visit the ODBD Blog for more ideas.  

Layer by layer...

  1.   5.5 inch by 8.5 inch red card stock base, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
  2.   White Card Stock - Snowflake Sky Die
  3.   Designer Paper - ODBD  Rectangles Die & Snowflake Season Paper Collection
  4.   White Card Stock - ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Die
  5.   Red Card Stock - ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Die
  6.   White Card Stock - ODBD Ovals Die; sentiment from ODBD's Merry & Bright stamp set
  7.   Neenah Solar Crest CS - ODBD - Merry & Bright image and coordinating Christmas Lights Die, Memento Tuxedo Black & Copics     G94, R22, R24, R27; Stickles Fruit Punch
the November release items you see here today...

and a few old favorites...

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit my design team sisters for more ideas!  Blessings!

Sandee * Helen * Cathy * KathyJulie 
Dawn * Lori * Robin * Sabrina * Anita * Diana

~ Christmas Blessings and the Special Holiday Release at Our Daily Bread Designs ~

Happy Friday!  And as always, thank you for stopping by!  Today, I have a special post sharing a card featuring this month's special Holiday release, Christmas Ornament and coordinating Christmas Ornament Die...

Layer by Layer...

  1.   White Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2.   Silver Card Stock mat
  3.   White CS mat
  4.   White CS - ODBD Snowflake Sky Die
  5.   White CS - Versamark & Silver Embossing Powder for ODBD image from Christmas Ornament
  6.   Die cut with coordinating Christmas Ornament Die
  7.   Silver Ribbon 
  8.   White CS - sentiment from Christmas Ornament stamp set embossed and die cut with       Double Stitched Circles Die
Thanks for visiting and pop back in a bit later today when I showcase a fun look back at this month's November release.  Blessings!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

~ You're the Coolest ~

Happy Thursday!  Today, I have a fun birthday card to share using a few items from North Coast Creations.  I love these fun dinosaur images...  They make sure cute kids cards!

Layer by Layer...

  1.   Black Card Stock 4.25 by 11 inches, folded and scored at 5.5 inches
  2.   Yellow DP from our sister company Our Daily Bread DesignsBirthday Brights Paper Pad
  3.   ODBD - Double Stitched Rectangles Die and Birthday Bash Paper Collection
  4.   Black Card Stock - ODBD - Double Stitched Circles Die
  5.   ODBD - Birthday Brights Paper Pad and Circles Die
  6.   Banner - ODBD - Birthday Brights Paper Pad and Double Stitched Rectangles Die hand trimmed and adorned using coordinating paper from the DP mentioned and ODBD's Numbers Die
  7.   Image and sentiment from Dino-Mite stamp set and coordinating Dinosaurs Die
Copics - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, R43

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs' Special Holiday Release

Good morning and welcome to a special Holiday Release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Today's project features the new Christmas Ornament stamp and coordinating Christmas Ornament Die.  Plus you will find a new paper collection, the Holly Jolly Collection!  

AND you may have a chance to win!   Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 16, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

So now here for today's card!  

and the new items you see...

plus a few old favorites...

Copic colors for today's project...

R24, R27, R29, YG21, YG23, G40, G24, G46

Don't forget to visit my fellow design team members to see how they used the new items released today.  And stop back by Friday as I show you another project using this special release PLUS a look back at this month's November release!  It promises to be a fun day!

ODBD Blog *** If you get lost along the way...

Grace * Cathy * Chris * Kathy * Sabrina * Robin
Diana * Sandee * Lori * Helen * Julie 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ODBD ~ Jingle All the Way ~

Good morning and welcome to my weekly inspiration post for Our Daily Bread Designs.  Today, my project features a beautiful image from the November release, Jingle Bell Time.  I also incorporated the fun Snowflake Sky Die and Snowflake Season Paper Collection.  AND I added a fun bow...  I must admit I need more practice!  :-(

And the break down layer by layer...

  1.   White Card Stock base 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2.   Cherry Cobbler Card Stock mat; slightly smaller than base
  3.   ODBD's Snowflake Season Paper Collection and Snowflake Sky Die for the cool candy cane     stripe layer
  4.   White CS & Cherry Cobbler CS - ODBD's Layered Lacey Ovals Die; used on rectangular         cuts and overlapped
  5.   Cherry Cobbler CS cut into a rectangle and edged with ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die
  6.   Image stamped with Tuxedo Black ink; colored with Copics and die cut                with Double Stitched Circles Die
  7.   Offray Satin Ribbon 
And here are the items you see used here today...

and a few old favs...

Usually, I am pretty good about writing down my Copic colors but somehow this gem got off the crafting table without revealing the marker combos...  ***sigh***  I think I am a bit rattled as of late...  Until next time...  blessings!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

North Coast Creations' Blog Hop and November Release

Good morning and welcome to North Coast Creations newest release!  The design team has cooked up some fun holiday projects designed to inspire your card making!  I can't wait to show you the two newest stamp sets, Rudolph and coordinating Reindeer Die AND the darling Ho Ho Ho stamp set!  Let's start with this fun project using the new Rudolph set...

I started with a deep red card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches.  I added a rich Kraft mat, slightly smaller layered with fun DP from Christmas Paper Collection 2013.  A bit of red card stock, die cut with ODBD's Double Stitched Squares Die provided a fun mat for the Squares Die DP layer.  I added an ecru CS center created with ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die.  I thought this would be the perfect location for the Rudolph image cut with the coordinating Reindeer Die.  

And the Copic Colors...

E33, E35, E37, E11, E41, C3, C5, C7, R22, R24 and 100

And the new items you see...

And now for Santa...  

I started with the same red card base also measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches when folded and added a few rich layers created with ODBD's Snowflake Sky DieChristmas Paper Collection 2015Pierced Rectangles DiePierced Squares Die and Squares Die.

And the star of this show is the darling image from North Coast Creation's Ho Ho Ho stamp set, stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the following Copics...

YR30, YR31, E00, E31, E04, C7, R20, R24, R27

and the darling image that is featured in this project...

Thank you so much for visiting today and don't forget to visit with my design team sisters and leave some love!  Blessings...

Today's hop...

Lori (ME) * Sandee * Julie

And today's card featuring Rudolph was created using this week's
Sketch Saturday 437

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 256 & 257 ~ Anything Goes!

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  This week we have a wonderful digital image featuring scripture from the  book of Psalms.  To find the digital scripture featured in today's post and how you can play along in this week's challenge visit the Word Art Wednesday blog.  But before you check it out, take a moment to look at the card I created using this week's featured digi!

I started with an ecru card stock base (4.25 x 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inches).  I added an embossed autumn design, a few bits of fall them card stock and a fun satin ribbon.  Sometimes simplicity is the best plan!

Layer by Layer...

  1.   Ecru Card Stock base 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2.   Ecru Card Stock embossed with Cricut Cuttlebug Oak Embossing Folder; 
  3.   Die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs' Snowflake Sky Die
  4.   Rectangular strips of DP from Pebbles Woodland Forest Paper pad
  5.   Gold Special Paper by Recollections die cut with ODBD's Pierced Squares Die
  6.   Digi printed on Ecru CS; die cut with ODBD's Squares Die
  7.   Leaf Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch by Offray
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending just a little bit of your day with me!  I hope during this month of Thanksgiving, you take a few moments to thank our Lord and Savior for your many blessings!  Don't forget to name them one by one!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs' November Release and Blog Post

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' November release and blog hop!  This month, we continue the Christmas theme with dies, stamps and papers designed to help your Christmas projects shine!  Be sure to hop along and comment on the Design Team cards.  Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website JUST for comment on the Design Team Cards!  You have until November 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win.  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd!  So be sure to check back there to see if you won!  All of the designer links are listed at the end of today's post!  But before you hop on, please take a peek at a couple of projects I have for you.  The first features the new Jingle Bell Time stamp set, Snow Crystals Die and Snowflake Sky Die!

Layer by Layer 

  1.  White Card Stock Base - 4.25 inches by 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2.  Red Shiny Poster Board - Cut 1/8 inch smaller than base
  3.  White Card Stock - ***NEW*** ODBD Snowflake Sky Die (base layer)
  4.  Red Shiny Poster Board - ***NEW*** ODBD Snowflake Sky Die (snowflake layer)
  5.  Red Shiny Poster Board - ***NEW*** ODBD Snow Crystals Die (layered snowflake)
  6.  White CS - ODBD - Pierced Rectangles DieJingle Bell Time stamp set (sentiment) -  cranberry ink 
Love, love and love!!!  

Now for project Number 2 using the new Merry & Bright stamp set, coordinating Christmas Lights DieSnowflake Sky Die AND Snowflake Season Paper Collection...

Layer by Layer...

  1.  Red Card Stock - 4.25 by 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inhes
  2.  ***NEW*** Snowflake Season Paper Collection designer paper die cut with  ***NEW*** Snowflake Sky Die
  3.  Red Card Stock - ODBD - Pierced Rectangles Die
  4.  White Card Stock - ODBD - Ornate Ovals Die; sentiment from ***NEW*** Merry & Bright stamp set (cranberry ink)
  5.  Christmas Lights created with ***NEW*** Merry & Bright stamp set and ***NEW***  coordinating die, Christmas Lights Die (colored with Copics and lightly dusted with clear  glitter glue) 
So here are the new items you see...

and some old favorites...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to play along and leave a comment at each stop along today's blog hop!  If you get lost along the way be sure to check out the ODBD Blog!  And now for the Design Team links...  (be sure to leave some love...)

Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME)* Robin 
Julie * Sandee * Anita * Helen * Angie * Chris 
Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy * Diana 

Surprise!!! It's Best Bunny!

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