Saturday, October 30, 2010
Just a little sneak peek for today for one of the upcoming new releases by Our Daily Bread designs, Snowflake Background. One of last winter's favorite sets was "Peace and Joy" of which the large and small layered snowflakes are from, plus just last month a custom cutting die set was released to cut out the snowflakes perfectly....without having to use your craft knife!!! Both the background stamp and snowflakes were embossed with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, then sponged with SU Almost Amethyst. The border punch is SU, the pearls are Zva Creative, the crocheted ribbon is May Arts, the velvet ribbon is Wrights, the popped up snowflakes were covered in stickles for extra glitz, and there are about 10 layers of Glacier Glimmer Mist on the Snowflake Background panel.
Here is a close up view of the die-cut snowflakes.....I am so super thankful to have dies for these....I have cut these by hand before...the large took me 2 1/2 hours to cut with paper snips and craft knife! Now, they can be cut out in less than a minute....cha-ching!!!!
I have incorporated the following challenges in this card:
The Our Daily Bread designs Shining the Light Challenge: Choose one of their most popular three challenges: Sparkle, Dies and punches, or texture....I used all three!
Wednesday Case Artist from Christian Paper Crafts: I chose this gorgeous card from Mary's gallery (softangelkisses) to re-create;
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: I chose this gorgeous amethyst and silver Vixen Bracelet from the Destiny's Creations store;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge: Holiday card;
Christmas Stampin' All Year: Purple and silver;
Fussy and Fancy: Winter Wonderland;
ABC Challenge: G is for Glitter;
Creative Cottage: Embossing;
Craft Your Passion: Glitter/Sparkles/Bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! Stay tuned for the ODBD New Release Blog Hop first thing Monday morning.....you will flip out when you see what the other "Breadsticks" have in store for you.....plus more chances to win ODBD stamps....yay!!
Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Since this is the last week for Breast Cancer Awareness month, this week's theme for Bible Verse Thursday is to create something pink, as long as it has a scripture verse. It doesn't have to be totally pink, but pink should be your primary focus for your card, layout, or altered item. This week I thought I would cause everyone to faint and create a layout! My Aunt Ruth lost her battle with cancer nearly two years ago, and I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite "Angels"! Since I knew I wanted to create a layout, I also used a few of the monthly scrapbook challenges at Christian Paper Crafts...one challenge is called "Copy That", where you get your inspiration from an ad copy provided (which inspired the sideways title); the Stamper's Delight challenge is to stamp on your designer paper; the Simple Blueprints for Scrapbooking is a sketch layout, which I flipped on it's side.
Now, on to the Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge with Our Daily Bread designs! This week Betty is challenging us to use our favorite embellishment on our project, along with our ODBD stamps. My three very fave embellies are Zva Creative Pearls, Glimmer Mist, and May Arts Satin Ribbon.....I used pearls and lots of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist on this layout. You have two week to submit for the challenge for a chance to win $ toward ODBD stamps....upload a direct link for your project HERE.
Check out the gorgeous samples for this challenge:
We hope you join us.....can't wait to see your submissions!!!!
Here are the supplies I used for the layout:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Missing You" and "Angel";
Cardstock: Stampin Up Whisper White and Old Olive;
Designer Paper: Prima "Purple Memory"; Memory Box "Gossamer" for the Angel's gown;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Chocolate Chip for sponging, Blush Blossom and Creamy Caramel (Angel);
Accessories: "Pearl" Glimmer Mist(on dsp, Prima Flower and letters), Chipboard letters by Pressed Petals, Zva Creative Pearls, Smooch paint (angel's wings).
I have also incorporated the following challenges from around blog-land this week:
Papertake Weekly: Sparkly and bright (Smooch and Glimmer Mist, plus the paper is truly hot pink, but couldn't get a good photo!);
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Anything but a card.
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: monochromatic.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! God bless!!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tried to get a good close-up of the "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist, but that stuff is so camera shy! It's more visible on the dark layers in this photo, but feel free to click on the photo for zoom.
Along with Gloria's awesome sketch, I have also incorporated the following challenges into this card:The Paper Variety: Inspiration photo with gorgeous rich color blocks;Creative Card Crew: "Let's Punch It!";Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Anything Goes except Buttons and Bows!;Incy Wincy: Lace and Pearls.
Speaking of Christian Paper Crafts, there is a new call list for the Spring on-line edition of Christian Paper Crafts Magazine. Feel free to submit articles on faith-related subjects, inspirational "stuff", or anything to do with paper-crafting. Tutorials are also welcome, along with the usual subjects: cards, layouts, or altered items. Check it out HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned tomorrow for a Bible Verse Thursday / Stamping In Time: On Assignment challenge combo.....don't faint, but I'll be showing a layout instead of a card!!!:D
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sorry, I didn't photograph each step as I was assembling the card, but here is a brief description:
I used the "Blessed Christmas" set by Our Daily Bread designs, since the poinsettia image was an absoute perfect size for the globe, PLUS, it gave me the chance to try out the new custom cutting die which cut out the poinsettia perfectly instead of spending hours using my exacto knife!! (And believe me, I've done just that!) Okay, here are some steps:
Embossed the poinsettia (and sentiment) with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, cut out the image with the "Poinsettia Die", colored with SU markers and sponge dauber in Pink Pirouette, sprayed with "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, then adhered foam tape to the back and added Zva Creative pearls to the center. The Flower Soft Display Globes come with aperature cards....with the oval already cut out for the globe. The cards are tri-fold, so that you can enclose the globe and it's workings within the top layer once it's ready to put together. I used the pre-cut hole to trace my SEI "Chocolate Mint" designer paper and pink background paper, which I cut out with an exacto knife. I used a CB embossing folder for the designer paper and the inside pink layer for a little bit of character. Once I had the outside of the card in order, the poinsettia was adhered to the pink layer. Before I put in the globe and added the Gold Flower Soft, I sprayed the entire card with more Glimmer Mist...you don't want to spray it after or your globe will be a mess! Then I used Scor-Tape to adhere the globe to the inside of the card, lightly dabbed the inside of the globe with a damp dryer sheet to get rid of static, dried it with a very soft clean cloth, added the Gold Flower Soft, then adhered the extra fold to enclose the Flower Soft globe. Using Flower Soft glue around the edge of the paper next to the globe, I adhered Gold Flower Soft as a frame. The outside layer is metallic gold cardstock, the pink layer is Pink Pirouette and was punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border punch. The gold corners and strips are Flower Soft Peel Off Stickers. The May Arts Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy. Well, it wasn't brief, but that's about it! :)
I have used the following challenges for this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Christmas Colors;
Craft Your Passion challenge: Glitter, sparkles, or bling;
Christmas Card Challenge: use flowers on your card;
Crafty Pad Challenge: Christmas theme;
Stampin' Sisters In Christ: use pink ribbon and pink as primary color of card;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Inspiration photo with pinks, greenery, browns, moss;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' challenge: use die cuts or punches;
Bah Humbug challenge: Elegance;
Christmas Stampin' All Year: metallic;
Frosted Designs: die cuts;
Fussy and Fancy: Winter Wonderland;
Delightful Challenges: Christmas;
Stamp Insanity: Think Pink;
Flower Soft Challenge at Splitcoast: Heavy Metal.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! It means a lot for you to visit! God Bless!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Lynette aka LynniePoo....check out her awesome gallery HERE! I could definitely learn a thing or two (or a hundred) from Lynnette's clean, beautiful style!! I chose this adorable card as inspiration for my nephew's 1st birthday card. I used the Stampin' Up set, "Unfrogettable", but drew the Colts uniforms by hand, colored them with Brocade blue ink with sponge daubers and painted the white sections with Smooch paint. The designer paper for the frogs and the background is from the very first JoAnn's stack I bought about six or seven years ago! The football stamp is by Stampabilities.
I have also used the following challenges:
Fun on Friday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts last week to use doodles or hand-drawing;
Party Time Tuesday challenge: Anything Goes / Birthday;
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Boys and their toys;
Lexi's Creations: Happy Birthday.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!!!!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: choose a print from Poster Cabaret....I chose this Black Rebel Motorcycle Club poster for inspiration, which helped me to decide which color was right for the chopper, which then helped in deciding on ribbon;
Scrap It With A Song: "Born To Be Wild".....this may not be a layout, but how can you look at Snoopy's Chopper and not sing that song?!;
The All Sorts Challenge: Use spots and stripes........I love twisting challenges in creative ways....instead of creating a rolling landscape, I created stripes by masking and sponging straight lines, and instead of making pavement, I used a stamp from "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" by Stampin Up to make spots for the dirt road. The trees were stamped with "Trees Three", also by Stampin Up. Snoopy's Chopper is by Stampabilities and the ribbon came from Michael's dollar bin!
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Have a very blessed weekend!!!
Friday, October 22, 2010
My first card was made with the latest addition to the "Full of Grace Collection" by Our Daily Bread designs, called "Pray", along with a new background stamp, "Wood Background". The background stamp was inked up with SU Not Quite Navy, then stamped off twice before stamping on the panels. The designer paper is Basic Grey "Oliver", the Corduroy button and brads are SU, the twill ribbon is by May Arts, and the twine I just bought (250 feet) for $1.00 at the Covered Bridge Festival last week.....score!!!
I used the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge, "Prayer", for this card. Yep, just one challenge...no combos for this one!
This card I made a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get it posted here. I made this for two challenges over at Christian Paper Crafts.....Jenny's Color Monday Challenge of blue and brown, and Jennipher's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge. I used the "Grow in Grace" stamp set by Our Daily Bread designs, along with Memory Box "Spearmint" designer paper, cut out with Spellbinders Labels Eight to fit the sketch, embellished with Zva Creative Pearls, May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy, and lots of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist!
For my third card, I used the "Dad" set by Our Daily Bread designs....this is my go-to stamp for a lot of masculine cards...what an awesome verse....so empowering!!! The Basic Grey "Oliver" designer paper was punched at the top with an EK Success Alpine border punch. The sentiment panel was cut with Spellbinders Curved Rectangles. The green and patterned treeline was also cut with the same die, but I trimmed the embossed line in order to give it a matted look. The green mat under the sentiment panel was embossed with the same die, then cut out by hand on the outside edge, since the next nested size was too large for a close mat. For a finishing touch, sponging, paper piercing, and May Arts wide twill ribbon was added.
The following challenges were incorporated into this card:
Christian Paper Crafts Fun On Friday Challenge: Music & Song/ Mountains & Sea;
Frosted Designs Challenge: use die cuts.
Here is a close up of the sentiment panel showing the punched and die cut tree line.
Thanks for stopping by today! I do cherish each and every visitor!! Have a blessed weekend!!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Along with Bible Verse Thursday, I have also incorporated the following challenges into this card:
Jen's Color Monday challenge, "In The Pumpkin Patch", from last week at Christian Paper Crafts (better late than never!);
The Shabby Tea Room: Chocolate Covered Autumn (See photo to the left...isn't it yummy!?);
Corrosive Challenge: No White....everything I used is ivory;
Etsy-Inspired Challenge: I chose this adorable fall card with cute buttons as inspiration from the Capturing Creativity store;
Splitcoast's Ways To Use It Challenge: Fabric...I used cotton lace and "faux fabric" from the pre-printed curtains!;
Meljen's Designs: Anything Goes;
Play Date Cafe 1st Anniversary Challenge: Choose orange, pink, or yellow from Inspiration photo....I chose orange, which is out of my comfort zone.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a very blessed day!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Today is the Wednesday CASE Artist Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts, where you are to copy a fellow stamper's creation, change a few things, and make their design your own. This week Mary (softangelkisses) has chosen Cindy Coutts as the featured artist! Cindy, the founder and "Servant In Charge" of Christian Paper Crafts, has given so much of herself since the beginning of the online community in May of '09, so we wanted to let her know how much we love and appreciate how she has given us such an awesome place to fellowship, share our love of Jesus and our love of blessing others with our paper-crafting.
I have chosen this gorgeous card from Cindy's gallery to re-create. There were sooooo many awesome cards to choose from, but I chose this one (because of the layout) in order to combine Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge.....Gloria had to step away for a few months after her brother was killed. (Please continue your prayers for their family!) This week, however, Gloria has returned with another fabulous sketch, so I hope you all will be able to play along. Welcome back, Gloria, and thanks so much to Jennipher Lowery for filling in during Gloria's time off.....Jenn, you did a fantastic job!!! And thirdly, Jen's Color Monday challenge (yellow and blue plus another optional color) is both in tribute of her teenage son who loves yellow, and to a son who was lost at birth....baby blue in remembrance of this dear one.
While I'm on the subject of Christian Paper Crafts, please note that there is a brand new group of scrapbook challenges for you to try. Each month on the 15th, our lovely Scrapbook Specialists, led by the beautiful and talented Jennipher Lowery, supply us with new and creative challenges to help kick-start some scrappin' mojo!! Lord knows, I need some help!!! Come on over and check them out!!! HERE is a master thread where you can see all of the challenges so far for September and October!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Missing You";
Cardstock: SU Barely Banana and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Prima "Annalee;
Accessories: Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities and Lacey Circles; Paper Piercer and template, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.
Some other challenges included in the making of this card are:
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining the Light "Anything Goes" challenge;
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes;
All Sorts Challenge: Bingo challenge: Pearls, Mist, Ribbon;
OCC Challenge: 3 plus embellishments: pearls, ribbon, butterfly, Glimmer Mist;
Paper Cutz Challenge: Anything goes;
Raise The Bar Challenge: Hobby or sport: I love flower gardening when I'm not stamping!;
CCEE Challenge: Incorporate some kind of wood in your project....fence and birdhouse.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned tomorrow for Bible Verse Thursday!!! God Bless!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Check out these gorgeous challenge samples from the girls:
Aren't they awesome?! We can't wait to see what you come up with!! If you'd like to play along, and be entered for a chance to win $ towards ODBD stamps, break out your ODBD stamps and embossing powder of your choosing.....then upload your project with the linky tool on the ODBD blog post HERE. Have fun and good luck!!
Card Deets: I stamped the scripture from "Sing To The Lord", onto a Flower Soft Card Topper, with SEI chalk ink and then embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, added paper piercing, sponged the edges, then added "Sweet Pea" Flower Soft. The background is SEI textured paper, which was embossed with the Damask Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, then sanded with a sanding block to show the white core of the paper. Paper piercing, sponging, May Arts crocheted ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls, a Prima Gallery Rose, and lots of "Dazzling Diamonds" Glimmer Mist were used to finish the card.
Along with the Stamping In Time Challenge, I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Christian Paper Crafts Wednesday Case Artist: I have combined two weeks of this challenge together....this week's WCA73 challenge is to either case a pink creation from the CPC gallery OR case anyone from the gallery and make your creation pink. Last week's WCA72 challenge was to case (copy and share everything) a stamper from another online gallery or blog, then invite them to become a member at Christian Paper Crafts......I chose to case this gorgeous card by Mary Rager, known as #1volunteer at Splitcoast.
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: colors of pink, green, blue, cream, and white;
Color Create: pink, green, cream;
ABC Challenge: F = Flowers;
Crafty Creations: Show a number anywhere on your project;
Fab 'n Funky: Yummy, yummy, yummy ( I don't know about you, but I use the word "yummy" when it comes to cards with pearls, lace, Glimmer Mist, and lots of beautiful stuff....so, I'm describing my card as "yummy"!);
Gingersnap Creations: Versamark;
Little Red Wagon: Something old (stamp set and Flower Soft) and something new (SEI paper);
Sisterhood of Crafters: Bling;
Artful Inkables: Embossing, flowers, and lace;
Papertake Weekly: 3 of a kind (3 large pearls);
Tuesday Throwdown: 3 elements (3 large pearls).
Monday, October 11, 2010
I used a new set, "Randi's Song", from Our Daily Bread designs. This set was dedicated to Randi, my fellow "Breadstick", who is going through cancer testing right now. Please read all about Randi and this new set HERE. I used some of the new Stampin' Up colors, Concord Crush and Cajun Craze for this card, along with Very Vanilla....I just love purple and rust for fall cards! Everything was stamped with Concord and sponged with Cajun. The leaves were colored with sponge daubers, cut out, Ranger Glossy Accents dots were added to mimic dew droplets. The May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and the finished card was sprayed several times with "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist.
Here is a close up of the leaf, so you can see the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist!
The following challenges were used in the making of this card:
I combined three different weeks of Fun On Friday Challenges from Christian Paper Crafts: Harvest/Fall/Tree/Thankfulness, Water, and Rhinestones or Pearls;
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining the Light Challenge: leaves;
Crafty Cardmakers: Fancy Folds;
Incy Wincy: Faux It Up ( how about 'faux distressing' or 'faux water droplets'? Okay, I'm stretching!!);
Oooh-la-la: Nothing Floral;
Secret Crafter: Distressing;
No Time To Stamp: Nature/Earthy/Fall;
Charisma Cardz: Autumn Colors;
Stampin B's: Autumn card;
For Fun Challenges: Use something new (Stampin Up paper and ink!! Yay!).
Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Jennipher's (AWESOME) Sketch Tuesday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts;
Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Missing You;
Basic Grey Challenge: Sparkle (there are six layers of Glimmer Mist, although it is a bit camera shy);
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Anything Goes/Girly;
Creative Card Crew: Bloomin' Marvelous;
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Nature;
Stamptacular Sunday: Layer It On!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
For my first sample, I have used "Fruit of the Spirit", which I just picked up this past weekend while working for ODBD at a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Hello to all of the wonderful ladies I met in person there!) The image was embossed on watercolor paper with Ranger Detail Black Embossing Powder, then colored with markers, cut out and popped up over Memory Box designer paper cut from Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, layered on Spellbinders Lacey Squares. The May Arts Satin Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and was embellished with Zva Creative Pearls and "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist was sprayed over the finished card.
I have incorporated the following challenges in the making of this card:
AI Factory: Embossing;
For Fun Challenges: Something new (I just bought this set and this Memory Box designer paper a few days ago!).
My second card was made with the "Give Thanks" set, stamped on a panel cut with Spellbinders Labels Eleven, colored with markers, layered over SEI "Spooks" designer paper, and embellished with May Arts Crocheted ribbon, tied with a Bow Easy and a Basic Grey button on top, with "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.
The challenges I used for this card are:
Charisma Cardz: Autumn Colors;
Stampin B's: Fall Card;
Sentimental Sundays: Autumn/Fall.
If you have hopped here from Fran's blog, you have seen about half of the "Happy Birthday, Kelley" creations. If you are here by chance, head on over to the ODBD blog and start at the beginning....you don't want to miss a thing! The next three stops for this special hop are:
If you would like to leave your well wishes for Kelley, please do so at the ODBD blog on the "Happy Birthday, Kelley" post.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy, happy, blessed birthday, Kelley!! We love you!!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Happy October, everyone!!! Welcome to the New Release Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs! To keep my post short, I have not included pics of all of the new sets, but please take a quick peek here at the New Release post on the ODBD blog. One of the new sets has been dedicated to one of our very own "Breadsticks", Randi Barrett, so please take a moment and check out the post.
I have used the new "Wood Background" stamp plus the 3rd set in the "Full of Grace" collection, called "Pray". I thought that these two together would make a great guy card, along with the May Arts Twill ribbon, Basic Grey "Capella" designer paper, and Basic Grey black brads, plus some Ranger Antique Linen and Weathered Wood distress inks! For the layout of this card, I have used the Splitcoast Sketch #300.
Before I get to the blog hop, I would love to make a very exciting announcement! For the next two months, my dear friend and Christian Paper Crafts DT sister, Marcelle Schauer, will be a Guest Designer.....or should I say a "Guest Breadstick"?! Congrats, Marcelle! I'm so happy to be working with you here at ODBD!!!!!
Now, on to the hop! If you have hopped here from Sandee's blog, you are right where you want to be. If you stopped here by chance, please head over to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and start at the beginning....we sure wouldn't want you to miss out on winning some prizes! Leave a comment on all of the Design Team gals' blogs, including Dina Kowal, who is our special guest for the hop! When you are finished, go back to the ODBD blog and answer the question there in your comment. Kelley has generously donated two free stamps sets, PLUS one lucky winner will be blessed with the OCTOBER BUNDLE!!!!! You have until 8 pm EST on October 2nd to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Sunday, October 3rd. Good luck!!
Your next stop is Dawn's blog. Oh wow, wait until you see the eye candy she has baked up for you!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a very blessed weekend!!!