Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christian Paper Crafts Scripture Saturday

Ahhhhh...finally's been a long week! Today I am celebrating the weekend with a couple of simple cards, the first for Christian Paper Crafts' Scripture Saturday Challenge. This week's challenge is to use the verse from Psalm 84:12 on your layout, card, or altered item. Since I did not have this verse in a stamp, I printed it out from my pc. The background stamps are Stampin' Up "Artifacts" old stand-by for masculine cards!

I have included the following challenges in this card:
Just Add Ink: "man card" with Kraft, Baja, and Chocolate;
Raise the Bar: Use a sticker on your project.


This is a fun birthday card I made using Spellbinders Nested Butterflies. The Memory Box "Enchanted" designer paper was cut out with the largest die.....the card was cut out by hand after embossing the same die onto the lilac cardstock.....for me, it's easier to cut out the embossed shape rather than trace it. The sentiment from the Our Daily Bread designs' set, Happy Birthday, was cut out by hand, sponged, and popped up. The flower and pearls are by Zva Creative. There are several layers of Pearl Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.

I have used the following challenges for this card:
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: I chose this Purple Porched Birdhouse from Birdhouse Blessings Etsy Store;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Patterns;
Paper Play: Anything goes;
Stampin B's: Birthday;
Stampin Royalty: K.I.S.S.= Keep It Simple Sweetie;
Party Time Tuesday: Anything goes Birthday;
Crazy Challenge: Birthday;
Ooh La La: Birthday;
Cowgirl Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Come back Sunday morning for Our Daily Bread designs' New Release/Blog Hop........there are six new sets and some brand new very exciting accessories to be released as don't want to miss out!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday - Handmade Flowers

Happy Thursday, everyone!!! This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts is a little different this choose the theme, you choose a Bible verse.....just one have to use hand-made flower(s) on your card, layout, or altered item. Make your flowers from cardstock, lace, ribbon, gems, etc. or pop up several stamped and cut images for a little paper tole!

For my sample today, I have used one of the new Cuttlebug Flower Quilling Kits, Chrysanthemum, for my hand-made flower....the green center was coated with Ranger Glassy Glaze. The "faux brads" at the bottom were punched with a 1/4" hole punch and coated with Glassy Glaze as well. The scripture verse I used is from an Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Bless This Home". I added several layers of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish!

I have also used a few other challenges as well:
For Fun Challenges: bright summer colors;
Crafty Creations: summer;
Sensational Saturday Sketch: no dsp.

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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Still Gettin' Dirty

Still working on those "Dare To Get Dirty" Challenges for the Fan Club members at Splitcoast.....if you're not a Fan Club Member, it's not too late to become a member and play along with the past and present Dirty Dozen have until August 1st to complete all of the challenges!

This week's Featured Stamper at SCS is, talk about an awesome gallery, especially if you need some "clean and simple" lessons!!! I chose this awesome card for the great layout and I loved the gingham!! I have also incorporated these challenges in the making of this card:

SCS Free4All: Cool Summer or Warm Winter colors;
Creative Craft World: Summer Holiday Fun;
Sentimental Sundays: Fun and Games;
Crafty Creations: Happy or Sweet;
Stampin' Royalty: Splish Splash.

Card details:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Seaside Sketches;
Paper: SU Basic Black and Whisper White, CM Blue Ginham;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip;
Accessories: Icicle Stickles, blue gemstones, paper piercer and template, EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! More Dirty Challenges coming up!!! Blessings to you!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Dare To Get Dirty" Triple Play

A triple play today! I'm behind on posting, so here are three projects I made this week, some using the Splitcoast "Dare To Get Dirty" challenges for the Fan Club members and also various other challenges around blog-land. I will cut right to the chase.

My first project I have used Our Daily Bread designs' "The Living Bread" sentiment stamp, Ecstasy Crafts 3D Flower Kit (hydrangea flowers), "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, Zva Creative Pearls, May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy, Basic Grey "Capella" designer paper, and Spellbinders Labels Eight.

The challenges used for this card:
SCS Inspiration Challenge: I chose this gorgeous pearl and rose quartz bracelet from the Novica store;
Daring Cardmakers: Layer it Up!;
Stamp Something: "Something Flowery";
Paper Playtime: "Flower Power".

My second card is with a brand new set from Our Daily Bread designs, "Harvest Blessings", which will be released on August 1st. Other "ingredients": Really Rust cardstock, Basic Grey "Green At Heart" designer paper, "Flame" Dew Drops, "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist, fence border punch by Martha Stewart, and twill ribbon tied with a Bow Easy.

Challenges used for this card:
Etsy-Inspired Challenge - I chose this adorable coin purse for inspiration;
Crafty Catz: Summertime;
No Time To Stamp: "Two's Company";
Twisted Thursday Challenge: "Orange";
CAS-tastic Challenge: "Inspired by Summer";
Gingersnap Creations: "Summer";
Craft Your Passion: Orange, yellow, and blue color challenge.

This is a 3x5 steno pad I decorated for my hubby......I couldn't let him use that ugly, plain ole pad without sprucing it up a bit, could I? Besides, it was perfect timing when he asked since I was trying to squeeze in some special challenges anyway, including:

Speedy the Cat's Friend's Challenge: masculine project.

The stamps used are from Our Daily Bread designs' "Our Daily Bread" and the designer paper is Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers".

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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ODBD Stamping In Time and Bible Verse Thursday

It's another combo Thursday!!! You know I can't resist making a sample for Our Daily Bread designs' Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge which matches my Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts!

The "assignment" for the Stamping In Time challenge is to use Our Daily Bread designs stamps and the "challenge" is to use Paper Piercing!!! Yay, one of my fave addictions!!! You can use straight piercing, or around your circle frames, or if you're really up for a challenge, use some detailed ornare templates!! Let's see what you've got! For all of the deets on how to win $ toward ODBD stamps, visit the ODBD blog post here. Some of the "breadsticks" have samples for this challenge.....check them out and give them some love, will ya?


Okay, are you ready for some challenge combos? First of all, the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme at Christian Paper Crafts this week is "Peace and Quiet"......use any scripture verse with this theme.....or make your theme about peace and quiet plus use a scripture to go with it. I have also used the Sketch Tuesday layout, and the Color Monday Challenge of Brown tones.

Speaking of Christian Paper Crafts, don't forget that you still have until September 1st to submit for the Holiday Edition of the Christian Paper Crafts on-line magazine!!! Click HERE to see the submission form.....let's see those submissions!!

If you are a Fan Club member at Splitcoast, you probably know about all of the special "Dare To Get Dirty" challenges for the Fan Club only.....there will be 33 challenges total this week and you have until August 1st to finish them......anyone who completes them all will be entered for a prize drawing!! Here are the "Dirty" challenges I used for this card (you will not be able to see the deets unless you are a Fan Club Member.)


Some other challenges around blog land which are included in this card are:
Tuesday Throwdown - Paper Piercing;
Etsy Inspired Challenge - I chose this gorgeous sea glass pendant from the Mermaid Tears store;
Creative Cottage - "Touchy Feely" challenge....I used dry embossing;
Creative Inspirations - color challenge: Chocolate Mint.

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Scripture Collection 3"
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, retired SU "Au Chocolat" dsp
Accessories: Ecstasy 3D Flowers (coming soon to the ODBD store!), Bow Easy, Satin Ribbon, Victoria CB EF, corner rounder, Spellbinders Labels 4, Pearl Glimmer Mist, Zva Creative Pearls, paper piercer and template.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be Blessed!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

This "quirky" card was fun to make! This is as "cutesy" as I can get!

I have used many challenges for this card, which is a birthday card for my friend, Linda. Here are the challenges:
This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast is Latisha Yoast aka 1busymomof2.....I chose this awesome card to re-create.....what a gorgeous scene!
This week's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge, to choose an item from the "Georgie Love" store....I chose this adorable lamp because of the gorgeous color combo of aqua and pinks...perfect for Basic Grey "Lemonade" paper and "Woolies"!
If you are a Fan Club Member at Splitcoast, there are 33 fun challenges just for you this week.....there is a yearly membership fee to the Fan Club, but it is well worth it to be able to see the Dirty Dozen (the pro's) gallery each month, plus play in special challenges ! This card covers one of the challenges, but it's a secret: for those of you in the know, it's the DTGD10DeborahLynneS challenge!!
The All Sorts Challenge is "Summer Days";
Crazy 4 Challenges: buttons (okay, so there is only ONE button! lol!);
Basic Grey Challenge: Gingham....I used the gingham paper from the Lemonade 6x6 pad;
Paper Make Up: Felt.....used the Basic Grey Lemonade Woolies;
Cuttlebug Challenge: "In the Garden";
Tuesday Throwdown: stitching (on the snail Woolie);
My Time To Craft: Butterfly Bliss;
Papertake Weekly: "In The Garden";
Frosted Designs: Border punches....I used the Martha Stewart fence border punch;
Stamptacular Sunday: Ice Cream Sundae challenge.....doesn't this card look like Bubblegum ice cream?;
Fussy & Fancy: "Stitches, Scallops, Sparkles"...stitching on the snail, scallop circles, gemstones and Zva Creative Pearls.

Card Details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Happy Birthday"
Paper: SU Cool Caribbean, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Basic Grey "Lemonade" dsp
Accessories: Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls, Basic Grey "Lemonade Woolies", Martha Stewart picket fence border punch, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls EF, Scalloped Circle Punch, Paper Piercer and template, sponge dauber

Whew! I think that's it!! Stay tuned all week for more Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.....there will definitely be a lot of combos going on this week!!!

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

Friday, July 16, 2010

Soccer Frog Birthday

This is a fun birthday card for my five year old newphew, Caleb! He loves playing soccer, so I had to break out my fave Stampin' Up set, "Unfroggetable"! (Oops....sorry, I forgot to look up the company of the soccer ball stamp!)

I have used seven different fun challenges for this card:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: babies or children;
Color Throwdown challenge: kiwi, black, kraft, and baja;
Creative Inspirations: sports;
For Fun Challenges: Colored images;
Gingersnap Creation challenge: markers;
Pixie Cottage: sketch challenge plus use three of something;
and the
PartyTime Tuesday challenge: "Anything Goes" birthday.

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

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday - Home Sweet Home

Happy Thursday, everyone!!!! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts!!! This week's challenge theme is "Home Sweet Home"......use any verse which mentions houses or homes......or an image of a house, plus any verse to go with it.....the only catch: it IS Bible Verse Thursday....don't forget to use a scripture verse!!! (Don't worry, I didn't forget my's on the inside view below!)

Both the cottage and scripture verse are from a new set by Our Daily Bread designs, called "Bless This Home".

Besides the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge, I have also used Jen's Color Monday Challenge of royal blue and white, plus the Sketch Tuesday Challenge, from Christian Paper Crafts as well. I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
All That Scraps: Monochromatic colors;
CAS-tastic Challenge: "SIMPLE":
stamped image, inked edges, masking(to keep image from stamping on nestie border), paper piercing, lace ribbon, and embossing (clear and dry);
Little Red Wagon: use a tree;
Try It Out Tuesday: white plus one color....Brilliant Blue;
Sentimental Sundays: "clear".....used clear embossing powder over entire image;
Etsy Inspired Challenge: I chose this photo from Octavia & Brown for my inspiration.
Pile It On Challenge: Holiday twist...use holiday colors for a non-holiday and white is NOT for winter and snowflakes this time!!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Bless This Home"
Paper: SU Brilliant Blue and Whisper White, Creative Memories gingham dsp
Accessories: Bow Easy, Gingham Ribbon, Lace Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Antique Linen Distressing Ink, Zva Creative Pearls, corner rounder, paper piercer and template, Damask CB EF.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the weekly challenges over at Christian Paper Crafts! Tomorrow is Fun on Friday with Candace. Saturday is Mary's Scripture Saturday Challenge for scrapbookers and card makers alike!

Have a very blessed day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rest In The Shadow Of The Almighty

I'm really beginning to love doing more CAS style's quite a relief not to have to spend 3 hours on each card! Since I had a plan mapped out for this one, it only took me a little over an hour...yay!!

I have used several challenges for this card: The Color Throwdown Challenge #100 is to use Real Red, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, and Certainly Celery.....this "Que Sera" designer paper by K & Co. has every color in it....I love it!! The Stamp Something challenge is to use this recipe: 1 designer paper, 1 ribbon, and 1 image, plus any embellies you like. The Playdate Cafe challenge is to use the colors in this photo as your inspiration.....this Que Sera paper matches this perfectly!! The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is all about rest or peace....I instantly thought of this scripture verse from the Our Daily Bread designs' "Scripture Collection 2".....what a wonderful reminder! The sketch layout is from this week's Corrosive Challenge...out of all of the great sketches out there this week, this one really spoke to me!!!

Card details:
Stamps: ODBD "Scripture Collection 2"
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Dsp: K & Co. "Que Sera"
Accessories: Bow Easy, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, Hero Arts Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Polka Dots CB EF, corner rounder, paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge dauber.

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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2 Cards to Share!

This is a birthday card for my friend, Chris Perkins....I hope she likes it!! There are so many awesome challenges this's so much fun to make a list of challenges and try to squeeze them all in!!

This week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is to choose one of the antique items from the Blue Carrot Shop.....what a fun store!! Though it was fun to see a lot of household items from my youth, I was very interested to see all of the letterpress blocks, how the letters were stained from different colors of inks......boy, technology sure put an end to a lot of printing presses!!! This set of letters reminded me of this vintage designer paper from K & Co "Madeline". Also at Splitcoast this week, the Free4All challenge is "Show Us What You Got" us some new stuff....that would be these awesome 3d flowers!

This week at Christian Paper Crafts, our featured artist for Wednesday Case Artist is the uber-talented Anita! Check out her awesome gallery HERE!!! I chose this gorgeous card to re-create, using some new Ornare 3d flower kits, which will be in the ODBD store soon!!! Also, at CPC, the Fun on Friday challenge is to use either wet or dry embossing.....I love my new Polka Dots embossing folder!!

Some other challenges incorporated for this project:
Aud Sentiments: NO sentiment
Stampin B's: Polka Dots
Caardvark's: Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays: Outside In (decorate inside)
Shabby Tea Room: Embossing
Freshly Brewed Challenges: summertime

Here is the inside view....for the "Outside In" challenge listed above! These two stamps are from the Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Happy Birthday". The pearls are Zva Creative.

This fun card I made for my's a surprise!!! Today is actually my birthday, however, I have been planning a surprise party for my hubby for today to celebrate his big promotion at work.....he works for Target Distribution Center in Indianapolis, hence, the target card!!!! He thinks that his parents are taking us out tonight for my birthday dinner, but all of his family and mine will be there to celebrate HIM!!! I can't wait to see his face!!!!!

This card was so fun to make......and I was able to squeeze in some challenges for this one as well:
Meljen's Designs: circles galore
Sketch and Stash: to make a circle I used some Hero Arts Metallic Dots which I bought at Archiver's and forgot about!
Paper Sundaes: white plus one
Sentimental Sundays: celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges: red, black, and white
Free4All Challenge: show something new (metallic dots)

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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday / Stamping In Time: On Assignment

Happy Thursday, everyone!!! It's time for another Bible Verse Thursday and Stamping In Time challenge combo....I just love it when my two stamping worlds collide!!!! Christian Paper Crafts and Our Daily Bread there a better fit than that?!

This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme is "GRACE". Use any scripture verse about God's grace on your card, layout, altered item, or anything crafty you would like to create!! There are many different verses to choose from, so let's see those projects!!!

For the next Stamping In Time: On Assignment with ODBD Challenge, Betty has challenged us with a "Christmas in July"'s been so hot here in Indiana, I could sure use a winter day right now!! Anyhoo.....since this is a bi-weekly challenge, you have two weeks until the next challenge. Link your "Christmas In July" projects at the ODBD blog on this post.....don't forget to use your Our Daily Bread designs' stamps!

Check out a few challenge samples and give the girls some love, will ya, pretty please?

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "You Will Find Refuge" and "Scripture Collection 2"
Paper: Basic Grey "Wassail", Stampin' Up True Thyme Cardstock
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities Dies, Paper Piercer and template, SU ribbon, gemstones

Along with the Bible Verse Thursday and Stamping in Time challenges, I have used a total of 18 challenges in the making of this card....whew!! Here they are:
Corrosive Challenge: Christmas in July
Daring Cardmakers: Ruby
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas in July
If the Shoe Fits: Wings
Just Us Girls: Sketch
Little Red Wagon: Nestabilities
Artful Inkables: Sewing (faux)
Cards for Men: Christmas in July
Creative Card Crew: Die Cuts
Tuesday Taggers: Create a Scene
Craft you Passion: Sewing (faux)
Paper Playtime: It's a Guy Thing
Shabby Tea Room: Embossing
Crafty Pad: animals
All Sorts: Create a Scene
Crafty Catz: Distressing

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!! Have a very blessed day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Bless This House"

My hubby's've seen her before as "Biker Granny"on this previous post...just received some great news this week that her home is paid for.....what a relief this news would be to anyone! So, I thought she would love a happy card to help celebrate her mortgage freedom!!! She loves everything pink, so pink it is!!!

This week's Technique Lover's Challenge is to make your own flowers....finally I have the chance to break out my new Cuttlebug Quilling Sets!!! This week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is to choose an item from Oompa....the most fun and awesome kid's store! I chose this Little Horse Carpet, because I just fell in love with the bright colors! Also, this past week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Charlene aka cookiebaker.....what an awesome gallery to cruise through!!! I chose this card to case because I loved the CAS design......perfect to break out a new Our Daily Bread designs set, called "Bless This Home". I have also used the following challenges for my cottage card: Sentimental Sundays challenge is about celebrations; the All Sorts challenge is to create a scene; the Etsy Inspired Challenge was to choose an item from the Kimmieprout store...I chose these fun pink buttons; the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge is to use die cuts (quilled flower); the Magical Crafts Challenge is "Flower Power"; the challenge at Crazy Challenges is "up in the air", so I sponged some clouds; the Pile it On Challenge is to use your favorite things....paper piercing and pearls are definitely my faves!!!

My second card is a quick card I made for my bosses' birthday. I was so happy to have a vision of a clean and simple card for aching back thanked me for this one!!!! I was also happy to be able to squeeze in a few challenges for this as well!!

This week's Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts is to use celery and brown....hopefully black is considered a neutral! Also, the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast is all about Celebrations and to choose an awesome cake from Carrie's Wedding Cakes.....I chose the "Jessica" cake as my inspiration. Since this is a "guy card", I didn't add the polka dots!!! The Paper Playtime challenge is "It's a Guy Thing". It's been a while since I've used any Stampin' Up stamps....they are getting a bit dusty.....had to break out one of my faves, "Lovely As A Tree", which is always a good one for masculine cards. (Sorry, I didn't take the time to find the box belonging to the sentiment to see what the name was.)

Thanks for stopping by today! See you on Thursday right here for another Bible Verse Thursday challenge combined with a new Stamping in Time: On Assignment challenge!! God Bless!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

ODBD July New Releases and Blog Hop

Happy July, everyone!!! Time to show off some awesome new sets by Our Daily Bread designs!!! I know you're gonna love 'em as much as me!!

Not only is today Our Daily Bread designs' New Release/Blog Hop, but it's also Bible Verse Thursday over at Christian Paper Crafts, where this week's challenge theme is "Bread and Water"! Use any verse on your project which mentions bread or many awesome verses to choose from, but I chose John 6:35 from the new set, "Our Daily Bread". Also, I have used the Wednesday Case Artist Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts....this week's featured artist is Karen aka kmmsmom.....check out her CPC gallery HERE or her awesome blog HERE. I have chosen a combination of this card's layout and this card's Kraft-i-ness for my card.

Check out the new sets......aren't they fabulous?!

Card details:
"Our Daily Bread"
Paper:Kraft, Vanilla, 7 Gypsies "Nottinghill"
Spellbinders Labels Eight, Antique Copper Brads, May Arts Poly-twill Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy, Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist

Now.....on with the hop! If you have hopped here from the Our Daily Bread designs' blog, you are right where you want to be.......if not, you may want to head there first in case I missed any details you need about winning some ODBD stamps!! This month there are no secret words to collect, however, three "Breadsticks" (Design Team Gals) will be randomly selecting names to win stamps!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog, then head back to the ODBD blog and let us know that you have commented (or if you had trouble in doing so). The blog hop will end Friday, July 2nd at 8 EST....the winners will be announced this weekend on the ODBD blog. Pretty easy, huh?!

Okay, your next hopping point is
Dawn's blog.....wait until you see her super cool and gorgeous creations!!!! Have fun, good luck, and God Bless!!!