Saturday, February 26, 2011

Another ODBD Sneak Peek!!!

Spring is so very close, I can hardly wait!!!! We had more ice and snow in Indiana yesterday, so I'm rebelling against the lingering winter by using some new spring-y sets from Our Daily Bread designs, which will be released on March 1st. The "Tulip Corner" stamp (which was stamped twice) and scripture from the "Tulip Tag Set" were stamped with Versamark, embossed with white embossing powder, then the background was colored with sponge daubers with Old Olive, Marigold Morning, and Pink Pirouette ink. Once the sponging was done, I took a rag and buffed the color from the surface of the white embossing....this technique is called "Emboss Resist". When you use a water based ink, it will not soak in to the embossed area...just wipe it off and voila!! To keep it clean and simple, I only added a small amount of May Arts Satin ribbon (bow was tied using a Bow Easy), and added a few Zva Creative Pearls.

Here is a close up of the scripture from the "Tulip Tag Set" can even see a hint of the "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, which is extremely camera shy!

I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast: I chose this gorgeous Lola Crib Bedding from the Serena & Lily store...the colors of pink, peach, and green really spoke to me!;
Paper Cutz: Spring;
Paper Play: Let's Get Sentimental;
Stamp Something: Something With Flowers;
Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast: Make your own background;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Flowers;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Spring flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge and ODBD Sneak Peek!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!!! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts! This week's challenge is similar to an inspiration challenge. I was recently reading about John The Baptist in Matthew and thought he would be a wonderful inspirational theme for Bible Verse Thursday. John states in Matthew 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." These words have always stuck in my head, especially when my world gets wrapped around me instead of the Lord.....this verse is always an attitude adjustment for me. Now, as far as paper-crafting, the same applies. Sometimes we get all wrapped up in the pretty papers and popular doo-dads and His message gets a little lost. So, for today, the challenge theme of "John, The Baptist" may be used in many are some examples:Less is More (create a project with less embellishments and more focus on His word),since John the Baptist wore skins, use something fuzzy or furry on your project;he was also known to live in the wilderness and eat locusts and honey...incorporate something from these attributes;John baptized many, including our Savior.....create a project about baptism.The possibilities here are up to you.....hope you can play along!! For my sample, I chose the "Less is More" extra layers, no sponging, and no paper piercing....very CAS for me!

Card details:
I have used a brand new set from Our Daily Bread designs, "Daffodil Tag Set", which will be released on March 1st. The tag was stamped, colored, and cut out with the ODBD "Tag Die", then layered over an A2 sized card (Daffodil Delight) which was "Cuttlebug'd" with a Polka Dots embossing folder. The pearls are by Zva Creative, the May Arts satin ribbon was gathered and tied with SU Linen Thread, and there are several sprays of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.

Along with
Bible Verse Thursday, I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Wednesday CASE Artist challenge at Christian Paper Crafts is to choose a project from Korin's gallery.....I chose this clean and simple beauty!;
Color Create: Choose 3 fruits from the inspiration photo: green apple, banana, and papaya;
Stampin B's: Use a flower on your project;
Creative Cottage: Fabulous Florals;
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Ribbons and bows;
Frosted Designs: No designer paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! God Bless!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts February Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Christian Paper Crafts February Blog Hop, sponsored by Paper Smooches Stamps, an awesome new company started by Kim Hughes!!! To continue our February Design Team Delights gallery theme of "Beat the Winter Blues", we are challenging all you stampers out there to create a card, layout, altered item, or anything crafty and link your project either at the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog, where all of the visitors can hop to visit all of the entries. For all of the complete details and how to participate for a chance to win a prize, please see this link....or simply click on the Blog Hop button on the right side bar.

For my sample today, I focused on items from our awesome sponsor this month, My Time Made Easy. Our entire Design Team Delights gallery this month was set aside exclusively for projects made with templates, digital stamps, and digital designer paper provided by My Time Made Easy. If you would like access to this special gallery, with over 100 photos, please check out our member subscriptions here. Not only do the subscriptions keep our ministry going, but there are lots of fun benefits for you as well. Come on over and check it out! You will love the fellowship and fun!!

Card Designer Angie Crockett

For my sample, I cut out the card base with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, layered it with one of the patterns from the "Tasty Sampler" designer paper pack and the tulip and sentiment from the "Bold Botanicals" stamp set (comes in digi or acrylic).....paper and stamps from My Time Made Easy.

Added some sponging, paper piercing, Zva Creative Pearls, May Arts Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy, and some "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist, although it was stubborn and wouldn't show up in my photos!

Hope you have a chance to play along or at least hop to see all of the gorgeous submissions! Have a very blessed day!!!

Tuesday Throwdown Sponsored by Flourishes!

Oh, how sad.....this is my last post as Guest Designer for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog. These past four weeks have gone by super fast and I had a lot of fun! This week's challenge theme is 3D and our sponsor is......Flourishes! The winner will receive a stamp set from cool is that? My sample this week features the awesome "Spring Bouquet" stamp set. This set comes with the gorgeous bouquet image plus ten sentiments!!! Check out the entire set here!

Card details:
The bouquet image was stamped four times, colored, cut out, and layers popped up with foam tape for dimension. "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist and Lace Stickles added some shimmer and sparkle. The designer paper is Basic Grey "Wisteria", the Satin Ribbon is by May Arts, the sentiment panel is a Spellbinders Labels Four panel cut in half, and the Pearls are by Zva Creative.

Here is a close up view of the four layers of the bouquet.

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Gloria's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts;
Stamptacular Sunday: S.O.S.= Someone Special....I will be giving this card to my mom for Mother's day;
All Sorts: Inspired By Nature;
Charisma Cardz: Spring Has Sprung;
Dutch Dare: Sparkle, glitter, bling ( I used all three!);
Paper Play: Add Shine (Glimmer Mist, Stickles, pearls, and satin!);
Creative Cottage: Fabulous Florals;
Truly Scrumptious: Swirls and Pearls;
Incy Wincy: Punches or Dies;
Lexi's Creations: Flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay tuned later this morning for the Christian Paper Crafts February Blog too can play along.....check out the details HERE! Hope to see you there! God bless!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

ODBD Collage!

Hi everyone! I have always been amazed by other crafters' collage pieces, but usually have a tough time doing one myself....not enough vision on my own without copying someone else's work! Thank goodness that it's a popular thing around the stamping world to CASE (copy and share everything) others' work as long as you give them the recognition! This week's "Queen for the Day" over at Splitcoast is BigFootBecky......I was so excited to see this awesome collage card in her gallery to help me along! I used one piece of 7 Gypsies designer paper which had several colors in it...thought it would make some good contrast. The sentiment and anchor image are from the "Anchor" set, the word background is actually the names of Jesus from the background stamp "He Shall Be Called", and the small piece with the Jesus fish was stamped with the "Fish Background"....these are all February new releases from Our Daily Bread designs. Though the collage is not perfect by any means, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration, Becky!!!!!:)

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Paper Sundaes: Masculine Colors;
Stampin Sisters in Christ: the color green;
Our Creative Corner: Word Background;
Stampin B's: Monochromatic.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Not sure if I will have a post for tomorrow, but come back Tuesday for the Christian Paper Crafts monthly blog hop! Click on the banner above to the right to read all about how you can play along too!!!

Have a very blessed week!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunrise Inspired

I saw the most incredible sunrise on the way to work a few days ago and just HAD to create one on paper....of course, paper and ink can never be as grand as God's handi-work, but a girl's gotta try!! This image is from a new set by Our Daily Bread designs, called "Anchor". The water and sky were colored with sponge daubers, using masking around the image; the rest was colored with Stampin Up markers. The designer paper is "With A Bang" by Moxxie and was cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Eight die, the buttons are Basic Grey, the twill ribbon is by May Arts, and I used a Herringbone embossing folder by Cuttlebug for the Kraft layer.

I have used several challenges in the making of this card:
Shabby Tea Room: Inspiration, cream, gray, blue;
All Sorts: Inspired By Nature;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Dies;
Drunken Stampers: Dies;
Crafy Catz: One For The Men;
Stampin' Royalty: Mark It Up (Markers);
ColorQ: Color challenge;
Incy Wincy: 2 coloring mediums;
Etsy Inspired Challenge: this Tear Drop Tumbler from the Clayliscious store (some awesome ceramic goodies there!) caught my eye because of the ocean blue color against the brown;
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: check out this awesome Beach Wallpaper from the WallTAT store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge - Storms of Life

Happy Thursday, everyone!!! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts! This week's challenge theme is "Storms of Life".....we all go through rough patches in life when we feel lost or hopeless or distressed. The Lord is our strenth and our hope in times like this and His word is a comfort. For this challenge, create a card, layout, or altered item with storms in mind. Here are some examples for your creations: weather (thunderstorms or snowstorms), what comes after a rain storm (rainbows or flowers perhaps?), create something for a friend or loved one who may be going through one of those life storms (a comforting verse or scene), or choose a verse for your project which speaks of weather....perhaps Jesus calming the stormy sea? Our challenges at Christian Paper Crafts are meant to be "stretched", to give more paper-crafters the chance to play along! We can't wait to see your take on the challenge!!

For my sample, I used the "Fish Background" stamp and "Scripture Collection 4", along with Basic Grey "Oliver" designer paper. The twill is from May Arts, the twine I got from a flea market for a buck, and the charm is from Michael's but not sure which brand.

Along with the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge, I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:

Mary's Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts;
Our Daily Bread designs
Shining The Light Challenge: H.E.A.R.T. recipe challenge: I used Hemp (twine), A (any ODBD stamps), and R (ribbon);
All Sorts: Sentiment Focal.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spotlight Designer at Digital Delights!

Ya'all know how much I love to play the challenges around blog land....I just like to play, but I never expect to win anything. Last week at Delightful Challenges blog, my card not only was chosen for their Top 3, but I also won a Spotlight Guest Designer spot on the Digital Delights blog! I used the Sunflower Background digi-stamp from Digital Delights for my sample card. I have only used digital stamps a few times, but I really like the images that I can use paper-piecing with. The sunflower image was printed on several different patterns from the Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" collection, cut out and pieced together, and popped up....the only coloring on this card is on the stems and the sponged cloud background! The plaid panel was punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, the pearls are Zva Creative, the sentiment tag is K and Co, and there are several layers of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.

Why two photos, you ask? Well....sometimes I can't decide on which view to post, so.....I posted both!!! :)

I have included the following challenges in the making of this card:
Creative Cottage: Fabulous florals;
For Fun Challenges: Happy Birthday (this is a birthday card for my friend, Beverly);
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Multiple Patterns;
Little Red Wagon: Misting....used LOTS of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist;
Craft Your Passion: Pink....I used pink pearls and pink plaid;
Creative Craft World: use a square;
Pile It On: Plaid;
Secret Crafter: Stamped Flower.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stay tuned for a new Bible Verse Thursday Challenge tomorrow! Have a very blessed day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Pocket Card Challenge!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Time for another fun Tuesday Throwdown challenge! This week's challenge theme is POCKET CARDS! This week's sponsor is Cindy Etchtinaw, who has just started a brand new company,! Cindy is generously offering a $20.00 gift certificate to her store.....she carries all of the latest and'll have to check it out!

For my sample today, I have used the "Butterfly Corner" stamp and a scripture verse from "Scripture Series 1", both from Our Daily Bread designs. My room is a disaster right now, so I couldn't locate the "Butterfly Single" stamp and "Butterfly Die" which coordinate with the corner, so darn, I had to cut the butterfly out by hand! :) The butterfly and flowers were colored with a sponge dauber and the greenery was colored with a marker. The tag was made with a Spellbinders Labels Eleven die. The corner image panel was cut out and popped up with foam tape so that the tag can slide under.

I have also incorporated the following challenges in the making of this card:
Incy Wincy: At least two coloring mediums.....I used sponges with ink pads and markers;
Splitcoast's Clean and Simple Challenge is a sketch based on this awesome card by NancyK....thought the Butterfly Corner stamp from Our Daily Bread designs would work perfectly, especially since I needed some sort of pocket!! It's a win-win!!;
Our Creative Corner: Cut It Out;
Paper Cutz: stamped butterfly, ladybug, or bee;
Splitcoast Color Challenge: Yellow, blue, green.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Design Team Delights Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone! This month's sponsor over at Christian Paper Crafts is My Time Made Easy! If you haven't heard of them, you have GOT to check them out! My Time Made Easy carries the most gorgeous templates for boxes, totes, and lots of packaging ideas, along with digital and acrylic stamps, and some awesome digital designer paper with the most fabulous colors and designs! There are several freebies for you to try out as well....right here!

The "Beat The Winter Blues" Design Team Delights Gallery at Christian Paper Crafts opens up on Tuesday, the 15th, for those who have Super Sister or King's Daughter subscriptions as a thank you for your financial support of our ministry at Christian Paper Crafts. This week each of our designers has offered a sneak peek of what you will find in the Design Team Delights gallery, plus to spotlight our fabulous sponsor, My Time Made Easy. If you would like to find out more about the levels of membership at Christian Paper Crafts, please follow this link. Check out the other sneak peeks HERE or on the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog.

For my sneak peek, I have used the following items provided by My Time Made Easy:
The Wonderful Watering Can template;
Botanical Beauties "Sunflower Sprinkles" digital designer paper;
and Tending the Garden digital stamp set.

Additional Supplies used:
May Arts Satin Ribbon;
Prima Flower;
EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch;
"Pearl" Glimmer Mist;
Turquoise, Cocoa, and white cardstock;
Stampin' Up markers;
Stampin' Up Early Espresso Ink Pad (sponging);
1/4 Hole Punch;

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday / Stamping In Time Challenge Combo!

Good Thursday morning!!! It's time for another Bible Verse Thursday / Stamping In Time Combo again!!! Since the ODBD Stamping In Time: On Assignment challenges are every other Thursday, in order to play along I love to combine with my Bible Verse Thursday Challenge over at Christian Paper to kill as many birds as possible with one stone!

This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge is a fun one that I think everyone should be able to play along with......"On The Farm"! Create a card, layout, or altered item with absolutely any connection to farm are some examples to help you think outside of the box....your project could be about:
the Good Shepherd or His flock, or farm animals, bugs, things you grow, scenery, rain or sun which are necessary to grow crops, use barn red as your inspiration, country colors, harvest time, and so on and so on!! Get the picture? (Don't forget your scripture verse....after all, it's Bible Verse Thursday!) The Keyword at CPC is BVT93, but if you post to another online gallery, please use the Keyword CPC-BVT93. Hope you have time to play along!!

Today is also the first day of a new Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge at the Our Daily Bread designs blog! This week we have a guest of her gorgeous cards was actually featured yesterday for ODBD Customer Card of the Day.....the lovely and talented, Wanda Cullen!!! The Assignment is the same.....use your ODBD stamps....the challenge is "Distressing"! Use tearing, sponging, a distressing tool, wad up your paper for a worn look....whichever kind of distressing you prefer! Paste a direct link your project to the linky tool on the original challenge post here. If you need help with the "how-to's" of challenges, please see this tutorial on the ODBD blog.

If you'd like to see some gorgeous samples made for the "Distressing" challenge, please visit the following Breadsticks and our Guest Hostess, Wanda, and leave them some love!


The Stamping In Time challenge is bi-weekly, so you have two weeks to play....see all of the deets HERE on how to win $ towards ODBD stamps!!! Have fun and good luck!!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Lord is my Shepherd";
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey "Granola";
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue;
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, Bow Easy, May Arts Brown/Ivory Gingham, Button, Zva Creative Pearls, Creative Memories Corner Rounder, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, Paper Piercer and Template.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! God bless!!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ODBD Shining the Light Anniversary Challenge!

Have you seen this week's Shining the Light Anniversary Challenge over at the Our Daily Bread designs blog? If not, you have got to check it out because it is super fun!!! The challenge is to choose from one of the top ten SLC challenges from last year......I crammed all ten into this one!!! Here are the challenges to choose from:
ODBDSLC22- Distress it....used distressing tool and sponging;

ODBDSLC26- Dies and Punches....Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals and EK Success border punch;

ODBDSLC27- Texture it.....used the ODBD "Butterfly Embossing Plate";

ODBDSLC28 Forgotten Embellishments....copper brads;

ODBDSLC29 Sparkle....."Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist;

ODBDSLC31 Wing it.....Basic Grey "Ambrosia" designer paper, Embossing Plate, and Prima butterfly;

ODBDSLC32 Leaves.....part of the embossed image from the embossing plate;

ODBDSLC33- Charm it.....butterfly charm "painted" with a Copper Leafing Pen;

ODBDSLC34- Three of Something...three scallops at the bottom, or three brads at the bottom;

ODBDSLC43- Something new something old...something new is Prima Butterfly...something old is the designer paper and brads.

I think I covered all of the details, except for the scripture verse from the "Faith" stamp set by Our Daily Bread designs.

Along with the Shining the Light Challenge, I have also incorporated the following challenges in the making of this card:
Gloria's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts;
Etsy Inspired Challenge: I chose this "Flying in the Sunshine" headband from the Daisy Petal Designs store;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Numbers;
CCEE: Punches;
Delightful Challenges: Come Fly With Me;
Flutterby Wednesday: Open Challenge;
For Fun Challenges: Winter or Spring.....Uh, yeah, I'm choosing spring....this winter has been brutal!!!;
Craft You Passion: Anything Goes;
Pile It On: Bright and Breezy.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Have a blessed week!!!

Tuesday Throwdown Button Challenge!

Digis by Fred She Said, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Hi everyone!! This is my second project as February Guest Designer for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog! I'm having a blast so far!

This week's sponsor for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge is "Fred She Said" Digital Stamps. They have so many gorgeous digital stamps available, even some that are already colored! You'll have to go and check them out!!! I picked out the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set"....I just love the scalloped heart and the roses are gorgeous....the set comes with three different sentiments too! The winner of this week's challenge will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the "Fred She Said" online store!!

This week's challenge theme is BUTTONS! For my sample, I made my own 5-layer buttons out of cardstock, designer paper scraps, a heart punch, a Cropodile (super duper hole punch), and Ranger Glossy Accents.....if you'd like to learn how to make your own buttons, check out my tutorial here! It's so easy and so fun.....the only hard part is waiting an hour for the glaze to dry!

Card details:
I started off by printing the digital image from the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set" from "Fred She Said", onto vanilla cardstock, vellum, and on the Basic Grey "June Bug" designer paper. Since ink takes a while to dry on vellum, I clear embossed the image as soon as it came out of the printer. Once the vellum was embossed and the image cut out, I turned it over and colored the roses with markers. The image printed on the designer paper was cut out, edges sponged in brown, and the roses were highlighted with markers for dimension. I ran the designer paper piece through a Xyron sticker maker and made the printed side a sticker to adhere cleanly to the vellum layer with no adhesive marks. After the two hearts were adhered together, I colored in the scalloped edge and highlighted the roses with a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. A second sheet of the "June Bug" designer paper was trimmed down and the edges were punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, sponged in brown, and adhered to a vanilla cardstock mat. The sentiment (also from "Hearts and Roses") and its mat were cut out with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals and stenciled in brown. Zva Creative Pearls, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, and May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy finished out the card.

Along with the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:

Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: use this gorgeous inspiration photo, with rich reds and cream!;
Crafty Cardmakers: Hearts;
Crafty Cardmakers: Water/H2O challenge....Glimmer Mist!;
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Seeing Red;
Incy Wincy: Love;
Oooh-la-la: For Someone Special;
Paper Playtime: Cupid or Hearts;
Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air;
Stamptacular Sunday: Hearts Gone Wild;
All Sorts: Love, Love, Love;
Basic Grey: All Heart;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentine;
Secret Crafter: Valentine;
Raise the Bar: Hearts;
Stamp Something: Digi;
Dutch Dare: Buttons!;
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Button Up;
Papertake Weekly: Have a Heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Count Your Blessings!

This is a quick birthday card I made for a was nice to make a Clean and Simple card for once.....good thing I had a good sketch and some fun challenges to help me find my way! :)

I used the "Faux Tearing" technique for the first time...very fun and very easy....I tore a piece of scratch paper to mask the corner, then stamped the "Wood Background" stamp from Our Daily Bread designs over the Kraft panel; sponged over the edge of the scratch paper and edges; removed the scratch paper and stamped the sentiment from the "Blessings - the Full of Grace Collection" in the corner. Added paper piercing, pewter brads, and SU grosgrain ribbon to finish.

I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining the Light Anniversary Challenge: choose from the top ten past Shining the Light Challenges.....I chose "Distressing" and "Something Old and Something New" (the old is the SU Handsome Hunter ribbon and cardstock, the new is a new technique, "Faux Tearing", which I had not done before);
Christian Paper Crafts: Fun on Friday Challenge: "Faux Tearing", the Clean and Simple Saturday Challenge from today..."Paper Piercing", and the Clean and Simple Saturday Sketch from a few weeks ago;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Numbers;
Our Creative Corner: Use a tree image;
Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast: I chose these Teak Wood Coasters from the Uncommon Goods online store....very fun store...check it out!!;
Little Red Wagon: Kraft.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!