Sunday, November 28, 2010
I am so excited that I was asked to make a sample for this week's Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoast...thanks, Julie!!! The technique is "Faux Tile". Check out Julie's tutorial HERE or my previous Product Review on the Scor-Buddy HERE, in which I use the same technique. I have used three different stamp sets from Our Daily Bread designs: the flower and butterfly images are from the "Don't Worry" set, the scripture verse is from "God Loves You", and the stamped frame is from "Flower Frames 2". The designer paper is by Memory Box, the pearls are by Zva Creative, the ribbon is by May Arts and the bow was tied with a Bow Easy. Though not very visible, there are several layers of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist and some Lace Stickles for some added shimmer. The ribbon was "ruffled" by adding small pieces of Scor-tape under each loop of ribbon...it took a few minutes, but was very easy to do....with no glue gun!
I have also incorporated this week's Featured Stamper Challenge in this card as well. Because of the fantastic layout, I chose this gorgeous card from Krischir's gallery....wow, her gallery is awesome!!!
I have also included the following challenges in the making of this card:
Corrosive Challenge: Things that move;
Paper Sundaes: Adorn Those Corners;
Stampin Sisters In Christ: Encouragement;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Script Paper or script embossing folder (this Memory Box paper has script on it, but most of it got covered up...you can still see some at the top center);
Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge: have a bow on your card;
Paper Cutz: Anything goes;
Charisma Cardz: One for the girls;
Delightful Challenges: Flower Power.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Not sure if I will have a post on Tuesday, but make sure you come back for the New Release/Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs on Wednesday, December 1st!!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
One of my most wonderful blessings is my dear hubby, Tom, who has loved me unconditionally for 19 years and supports me in all that I do! Love you, honey!!! He actually came up with the idea for this week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge, which is NO COLORING ALLOWED! He did not want me to spend too much time making his birthday card this week, so he said that there was no coloring allowed and.....Hey, that would make a good challenge! I guess he DOES listen to my stamping ramblings, bless his heart!!! So, there you have it....only basic stamping or distressing...no coloring tools allowed...and don't forget the scripture verse!!
I have also combined the following challenges in the making of Tom's birthday card:
Jen's Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts...of light blue and shades of brown;
Midnight Madness Sketch.....love the Clean and Simple Sketch...couldn't pass it up!;
Fab -n- Funky: Going with the flow/Anything goes;
For Fun Challenges: Anything goes;
Little Red Wagon: Basic Grey.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Ask, Seek, Knock";
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Naturals White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey "Granola";
Accessories: Key Charm, Silver Brads, EK Success border punch, May Arts Twill Ribbon, Spellbinders Square Nestabilities, sponge dauber, paper piercer and template.
Thanks so very much for visiting today! Hope you have the most blessed Thanksgiving weekend!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
First of all, the tag was made using the "Poinsettia Tag Set" (sentiment) and the Tag Die from Our Daily Bread designs which cuts out the new tag stamps perfectly. I just wanted to illustrate with this tag that they are so versatile and can be used for way more than just holiday tags! (By the way, the "Angie" stamp is from my old stamp stash...it's not an ODBD stamp....just wanted to make that clear! lol!)
The ODBD Tag Die and placement guide are not only perfect for cutting out the ODBD tag sets, BUT I have used it here to center the pattern of the designer paper within the tag. Once the guide was in place, I used a pen and marked the guide holes.
After the holes were inked, the tag die was placed face down. The guide holes were lined up and scotch tape was applied to the edges to hold it in place before running through my Wizard die cut machine. Please note: use at least one piece of tape on each corner to ensure that the die does not move due to the pressure of the die cut machine.
Some Basic Grey pearls and May Arts ribbon was added to this tea light set, for my BFF's birthday this week.
Now....it's sneaky peek time! The matching birthday card to go with the tag is featuring a brand new stamp set from Our Daily Bread designs, called "Blessings" (another addition to the "Full of Grace" line), which will be released on December 1st! Since the Basic Grey Curio paper is darkened around the edges, once I cut my panel, I used masking and sponged Stazon Timber Brown on the cut edges....this was a perfect saturating color to match the paper....love when a plan works out!!!
For the sentiment panel, I temporarily adhered a punched Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly over the sentiment, sponged with chocolate chip and sprayed Terra Cotta and Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mists over the mask and the rest of the card. The close-up view shows a little bit of the shimmer, especially if you click and enlarge the photo.
I have used Gloria's fabulous Sketch Tuesday Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts, along with the following challenges in the making of this card set:
Fab & Funky: "Going with the Flow" (anything goes);
For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes;
Gingersnap Creations: Vintage Hues;
Little Red Wagon: Basic Grey (I used Curio).
Oooh....here's another reminder about Our Daily Bread designs' Free Shipping special which starts on Thanksgiving Thursday and ends Sunday, November 28. Not only do you receive free shipping on all US orders, but anyone who leaves a comment on Thursday's post on the ODBD blog has a chance to win a Bread Basket Bundle, which is all of the November releases!! How cool is that?!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you back here tomorrow for a new Bible Verse Thursday Challenge!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This is a close-up photo of the gift box I made while doing a project for Our Daily Bread designs blog for the Techniques, Tutorials, and Tips post......all of the instructions on how to make a gift box are right here......very quick and easy! It actually took longer to write up the instructions than it did to make the actual box!
For the tag, I used the "Mistletoe Tag Set" along with the matching "Tag Die". The tag stamp was embossed in Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, cut out with the tag die, stamped, colored, then sprayed with "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist for extra sparkle......please click on the photo for a closer view of the Glimmer Mist.
Here is a view of the entire gift box.....since I did not want to cover up the gorgeous SEI snowflake paper, I used only May Arts Crocheted Ribbon as an embellishment.
I was inspired by the following challenges for the making of this box:
Crafty Cardmakers: Containers or fancy envelopes;
Die Cut Dreams: Anything but a card;
Our Creative Corner: Create a Holiday 3D item;
ABC Christmas Challenge: X = Xmas;
Pile It On: Winter means......snowflakes and gift boxes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! God bless!!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I have also included the following challenges in the making of this card today:
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining The Light Challenge: Holiday Card;
Technique Lover's Challenge #300! at Splitcoast: revisit at least two past Technique Challenges...I chose TLC202 Tacky glitter and TLC86 Twisted Traditions, to use non-traditional colors for a specific holiday.
Clean & Simple Challenge at Splitcoast: sponging (edges were sponged in chocolate chip);
CPS sketch 194;
Paper Cutz: Xmas with Xtra Bling.....gemstones and glitter;
Play Date Cafe: Player Appreciation Week Challenge: Red, Olive, Turquoise;
ABC Christmas Challenge: X = Xmas;
Stampin' Royalty: Designer Paper focal point;
Tuesday Taggers: Peace, Love, or Joy.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Holly Tag Set";
Cardstock: SU Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Memory Box "Tinsel";
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip;
Accessories: Tacky Tape, Glitter, Red Gemstones.
Before I go, just wanted to give ya'all heads up that Our Daily Bread designs will be having a Free Shipping special this week from Thursday to Sunday (US orders only). There will be a post on the Our Daily Bread designs blog on Thanksgiving Thursday to announce this officially.....****anyone who posts a comment on that blog post will be put in for a drawing to win a Bread Basket Bundle, which is ALL of the new releases for November!! How exciting is that?! I will try to remind you again before Thursday....but just in case, you could always subscribe to the ODBD blog, which means every time there is a new post, you will get an email notification...how easy is that?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Inspiration challenges are my very favorite! Not only do I love to re-create part of the inspiration piece, but it's a blast to see others' creativity as well! This week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is to choose an item from the Plaid Pony Vintage shop......such a fun store to browse! So many of the clothes, jewelry, and housewares remind me of my late grandparents and great-grandparents....such bittersweet memories! I fell in love with this Vintage 3 Strand Rosette Necklace with rosebuds and pearls (photo below left).....it reminded me of Basic Grey Porcelain designer paper which I haven't used in quite some time!
I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts (photo above);
Jen's Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: pinks and greens;
Daring Cardmakers: "We Three"...use three of something...I used three scallops, three panels, three papers...that's three of threes!!;
Get Sketchy: find inspiration in your house.....the photo above right is from my dining room;
Something Completely Different: Numbers....there are numbers in the scripture stamp;
AI Factory: Bring on the Bling;
Meljen's Designs: Sparkle, shine, foil, bling, etc....please see the close-up pic below to see the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist....boy, that stuff is hard to photograph!;
Fab & Funky Challenge: Forget Me Not.....I forgot about this Basic Grey Porcelain paper!;
Freshly Brewed Designs: Show Off Your Style....my fave creations are floral, frilly, with Zva Creative pearls and Glimmer Mist...and of course my fave scripture stamps from Our Daily Bread designs!;
Stampin' Royalty: Designer paper as focal.....check!;
Critter Challenges: Texture....used CB Polka dots embossing folder;
Paper Playtime: P.S. I love you.....I love these items used on this card: Scripture stamp, pearls, Glimmer Mist, floral paper, polka dots, colors......these are all some of my faves....plus I made this for my dear friend, Sally, who I love very much!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Path Of LIfe"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Always Artichoke and Pink Pirouette
Designer Paper: Basic Grey "Porcelain"
Accessories: "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, Zva Creative Pearls, Lace ribbon, Bow Easy, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities and Lacey Squares, paper piercer and template, Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" embossing folder.
Before I go, I wanted to let you all in on a little secret......Stampin' Up is giving away four prizes of "My Digital Studio" software......if you haven't seen it, wow are you missing out! Not only can you do digi-scrapbooking and card-making, but there are soooooo many cool things you can do with this program! I never dreamed I would be a digi-person, but if I win one of these babies, I soon will be!!!! Check out the details HERE on how to win!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!
Friday, November 19, 2010
I used Gloria's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge from last week at Christian Paper Crafts....I may be late, but it was too good to pass up!!!
I've also used a few other challenges in the making of this card:
Robyn's Fun on Friday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Distressing (using inks);
Frosted Designs: Distressing (using inks);
Artful Inkables: Sentiment and fancy corners;
Scrap Creations: Song Inspiration "May the road rise up to meet you";
Critter Challenges: Texture;
Incy Wincy: "Rock On" or anything musical;
Paper Sundaes: 2 of the recipe...I chose all four: ribbon, punches, embossing, and the color blue.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!!
Along with Bible Verse Thursday, I have also incorporated the following challenges in the making of this card:
Drunken Stampers: Stitching ( I used faux stitching);
Crazy Challenge: Thank you or Thanksgiving;
Creative Card Crew: Give Thanks;
ABC Challenge: H= Holidays;
For Fun Challenges: Thankful;
Gingersnap Creations: Stitching;
Sisterhood of Crafters: Thankful;
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Thanksgiving/thankful;
AI Factory: die cuts or punches;
Splitcoast's Ways To Use It: Basically Beautiful Brown;
Twisted Thursday: Thanks and use leaves (leaves are in the designer paper and in the stamped image);
Raise The Bar: Grateful;
Stamp Something: Thanks.
Here is a photo of "my little helper", my 19 year old "Kitty". She loves sleeping in this flimsy box in my craft room, while her padded bed is right next to it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a very blessed day!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Clean and Simple Saturday at Christian Paper Crafts: use only two layers;
Wednesday Case Artist Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts is to re-create a project from Carolyn aka Stampencamper's awesome gallery...I was inspired by this 8x8 page because of the beautiful message and footprints on the beach;
Crafty Catz: Paper Tearing;
Our Creative Corner: color challenge of rust, blue, gold, brown;
Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge: I chose this "Sun Kissed Rug"...the colors are gorgoeus!
Etsy Inspired Challenge: I chose this awesome Sea Sand Necklace from the Happy Days Designs Store.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Today I would like to share a card I made using one of the 3-D Pre-cut Holiday kits that I picked up from the Our Daily Bread designs store....these are so cool....punch out the pieces, which are already die-cut, and pop them up with foam tape. The sentiment is from the "Blessed Christmas" set, the May Arts Crocheted ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy, the pearls are from Zva Creative, the Cuttlebug embossing folder is Damask, and there are several layers of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, although it is camera shy, as usual!
Here is a close up view of the 3D layers.....pretty cool, huh? And easy too!!
I used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Fun on Friday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Dry Embossing;
Alice In Wonderland: "Tickets, please!" (I used a Ticket Corner Punch);
Drunken Stampers: Punch Me!;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Embossing;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge: Piercing;
Christmas Card Challenge: Inspiration Photo with red, green, candles,etc.:
Crafty Cardmakers: Dry Embossing.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here is a close-up view of the 3-d lilac blossom. Along with the 3-D Pre-cut flower kit, I have used the "From Me To You" stamp set by Our Daily Bread designs, Memory Box "Gossamer" designer paper, Zva Creative Pearls, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, a Bow Easy to tie the May Arts Satin Ribbon, and square punches for the "quilt squares".
Also this week is a brand new Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge over at the Our Daily Bread designs blog. This week we have a guest hostess, the super talented Lori Ulrich....most of you know her as saintsrule! Yay, Lori!! Lori is challenging us to use QUILTING as your inspiration. This week's challenge samples are listed on the ODBD blog, but the girls would greatly appreciate if you stopped by their blogs to leave some love as well. Thank you soooo much for your support and encouragement. And if you play along with the challenge, don't forget to submit your project on the Stamping In Time post here to be eligible to win $ toward ODBD stamps...how cool is that?!
I have also incorporated the following challenges for this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Kraft, lt. pink, olive
AI Factory: Punches or die cuts;
Stamp Insanity: "Oh, Scrap!"...use scraps for your project;
Freshly Brewed Challenges: use 2 or more designer papers;
Little Red Wagon: Use 3 of something (I used 3 different designer paper scraps);
Sisterhood of Crafters: Birthday card (this is for Aunt Vicki's birthday);
Tuesday Throwdown: Use "inchies" on your project;
Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes;
Drunken Stampers: Punch me;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' challenge: Piercing.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a chance to play along! God Bless!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Some challenges I have used for this card:
Splitcoast Free 4 All Challenge: Tail Waggin' Greetings;
Paper Play Challenge: Use circles;
Cards and Things: Loved the CAS sketch, but I flipped it on its side;
Papertake Weekly: Guy cards;
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes Birthdays;
Paper Sundaes: For The Boys;
Sentimental Sundays: Birthday sentiment;
Paper Play: circles;
Cards for Men: Anything goes (masculine).
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Happy Thursday!!! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts! This week's challenge is very easy......make a card, scrapbook page, altered item which includes a scripture verse.....plus it has to be glittery, sparkly, shiny, or shimmery.....how fun is that?! I wasn't willing to glitter up my house today, so I opted for some SEI designer paper from the "Winter Song" collection, which was already glittered for me!
Along with the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge, I have also used Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge, plus the following challenges from around blog-land:
For Fun Challenges: metal;
Little Red Wagon: use red;
ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland;
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Incy Wincy: Anything Goes;
Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes;
Fussy & Fancy: Winter Wonderland;
CCEE: Winter Scene;
Meljen's Designs: Use three different shapes (square card, oval sentiment, and round pearls and brads) and....
The Shabby Tea Room: Country Kitchen inspiration photo (at the left)....I planned my entire color scheme around this photo....red & light blue, gingham, and polka dots....LOVE IT!!!
Here is a close up of the scripture panel, so you can see all of the yummy "Dazzling Diamonds" Glimmer Mist! I'm pretty much a Glimmer Mist addict....I usually spray each card about seven or eight times, with about 10 seconds in between sprays so the paper doesn't get too wet!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Lift Up Our Hands";
Cardstock: SU Real Red and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: SEI "Winter Song";
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue;
Accessories: Craft Knife (to cut the curves), May Arts Velvet Ric Rac; Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities and Big Scalloped Ovals, SU Felt Snowflakes, paper piercer and template, Filigree brad, silver brad, Zva Creative pearls, "Dazzling Diamonds" Glimmer Mist, foam tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Many blessings to you!!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
For my card sample, I have used one of the new background stamps, "Poinsettia Background", embossed in Ranger Silver Embossing Powder onto navy cardstock, then colored with a Glitter Pen. Once again, I find that the glittery or shimmery stuff is a pain in the neck to photograph! Please click on the photo for a close-up view. The sentiment, also embossed in silver then framed with Spellbinders Labels Eleven, is from one of last season's poinsettia sets, "Luke 2:11". The navy satin ribbon is by May Arts and was tied with a Bow Easy.
This is a matching tag I made using the new "Poinsettia Tag" set and the "Tag Die" which cuts out the stamped tag perfectly. I used the same silver cardstock and navy ribbon as the card above, along with the Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and Glitter pen to color the poinsettia.
Now.....the moment you've been waiting for......ON WITH THE HOP!!!!
If you have hopped here from sweet Grace's blog, you are in the right place. If you happened here by chance, please head over to the ODBD blog and start at the beginning of the hop....you don't want to miss a thing. Please leave a comment on each blog, then return to the ODBD blog to let us know you have completed the hop and answer the question listed there. You have until November 2nd at midnight EST to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Wednesday, November 3rd. PLEASE NOTE: Kelley has generously offered to three winners one tag set along with the tag die AND the GRAND PRIZE winner will receive the November Bread Basket Bundle......the entire new release package!!!!! Thanks, Kelley, you're the best!!!
Your next stop is my dear Aussie friend, Kathy! Wait until you see what she has in store for you....wowza!!!!
I have incorporated the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Incy Wincy: Anything goes!;
Lexi's Creations: Anything goes;
Cowgirl Sunday Challenge: Bling It On...silver ep and a card full of glitter pen...hope that counts!;
Artful Inkables: Blue, Silver, and White;
ABC Challenge: G is for glitter;
Creative Cottage: Embossing;
Fussy & Fancy: Winter wonderland.
Happy hopping and good luck!! Have a blessed week!!!