Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stamping In Time / Bible Verse Thursday Combo!

Happy New Year's Eve Eve!!!! Wow, where did the year go? Other than being at my job, I think I spent the rest of the year either in my stamp room or right here at this computer box!!!

To help celebrate the NEW, both the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts and the Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge with Our Daily Bread designs are all about NEW!

This week's Bible Verse Thursday theme at Christian Paper Crafts is "New Beginnings"....make a card, layout, or altered item based on something new.....New Year, new day (sunrise), new tools or products, new techniques, or a scripture about something new.

Chris Dickinson is hosting the Stamping in Time Challenge this go 'round. She is challenging us with a theme of "Ring in the New".....base your project on NEW themes....or rings, circles, anything round.....stretch the challenge any way you like, as long as you use your ODBD stamps! Find out how to win $ toward ODBD stamps here on the ODBD blog. Several of my fellow "Breadsticks" have made samples for this challenge....check them out here:


Hope you all can play along....the challenge will last two weeks....good luck!!

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Jenny's Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Inspiration Photo from JoAnn's;
AI Factory: Elegance;
Aud Sentiments: Anything goes;
Stamp Insanity: Sparkle;
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Pearls;
Die Cut Dreams: How girlie can you get?;
Corrosive Challenge: Bling it On;
All Sorts: Anything Goes.

Card recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Scripture Collection 1";
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Designer paper by Colorbok;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Elegant Eggplant;
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Four and Grand Labels Four Dies, Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls and small roses, Prima Gallery Rose, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.

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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday - For the Birds!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!!!! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts! This week's challenge theme is "For The Birds".....your card, layout, or altered item can be nearly anything you wish, as long as there is a scripture verse and as long as there is at least one bird.....stamped, punched, designer paper, a verse mentioning birds, and so on.

Since I am pretty much obsessed with Stampin' Up's new Cherry Cobbler red, I decided to use "Sing For Joy" from Our Daily Bread designs and create a cardinal birthday card for my dad. Okay, so the cardinal is a bit dark, but I know Dad won't mind! The designer paper is Basic Grey "Wassail", the ribbon and corduroy brads are Stampin Up, and the "out of the box" scene was cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Fifteen.

Along with Bible Verse Thursday, I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes;
Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge: Sponging (sponged the edges of the dsp, plus stenciled the inside of the Spellbinder die);
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Encouragement, cheerful, uplifting card;
AI Factory: Anything Goes.

Thanks sooooo much for stopping by today! Stay the next day or so, I want to show off some "Happy Mail" I got today!!!!!

Stay warm and God Bless!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Altered CD Case and Card

Hi there! I'm not sure how long it's going to take to get through this month's birthday list, but this card makes one more checked off of the list! I used both the Clean and Simple Saturday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts (sketch) and the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast to use a bow on your CAS card. This card was a lot of fun to make....I think I might make several more of these in different colors! I used the Prima designer paper scraps leftover from the altered CD case below which I made last weekend.

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Crafty Pad: Embossing;
Delightful Challenges: Embossing;
Stamp Insanity: It's all about me, me, me! (This card has everything I love..paper piercing, Victoria EF, Glimmer Mist, Satin Ribbon, Pearls, butterflies....can't get any better than that in my book!!);
Tuesday Throwdown: Clean and Simple.

Here is a close up which shows a bit of the "Pearl" Glimmer Mist on the "Victoria" embossed background. The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the pearls are Zva Creative. The May Arts satin bow above was tied with a Bow Easy.

This is a brown metal CD case (with a pink zipper) which I found at Michael's for 50 cents...cha ching!!! For instructions on how I decorated it, please see the "Time With Angie" post on the Our Daily Bread designs blog from earlier in the week. The scripture verse is from "Sing To The Lord", the designer paper is Prima "Annabelle", the pearls are Zva Creative, and the May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy.

Thanks for putting up with the "birthday card binge" this weekend!! Who knows....I might just get back to holiday projects before the month is over!!

God Blessings to you!!!

Snow Much Fun!

Heehee! I LOVE this photo of my nephew, Jacob! The moment I saw it on my sister's Facebook page, I KNEW I had to scrap it! Look at the pure joy on his face....makes me giggle every time I look at it!!

Normally, scrap-booking is not at all easy for page usually takes days or weeks, but thanks to one of the Scrapbook Challenges over at Christian Paper Crafts, I was able to do this in a couple of hours. The "Stretch Your Sketch" challenge is to use the given card sketch from the past and stretch it into a scrapbook page. Gloria's Sketch Challenge 37 was the one chosen last month. P.S.: There will be a brand new set of Scrapbooking Challenges coming up this week!

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this page:
Creative Craft World: Scrap your family;
Sentimental Sundays: Let it snow;
Daring Cardmakers: Snow Much Fun;
Paper Cutz: Snowflakes/snowmen;
Twisted Thursdays: Seasonal with glitter and bling;
Stampin' Royalty: Winter holidays;
Paper Playtime: Snowflakes;
The Shabby Tea Room: Tis The ideas (I will be giving this page to my sister for a keepsake.)

Layout Details:
Paper: SEI "Winter Song" scrapbooking kit, plus SU Whisper White for mat;
Embellies: SU Felt Snowflakes and Filigree Brads, May Arts Velvet Ric Rac.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy Jacob's photo as much as me!! God Bless!

Birthday Sunset

Happy Sunday!! Yes, I have another birthday card to share with you....this one is for a co-worker, Terry. He loves the outdoors, so I wanted to incorporate some nature in his card. This week's Wednesday Case Artist Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts helped me to decide on this image from the ODBD "With Heartfelt Sympathy" set. This week's featured artist is Lori aka saintsrule....I chose this card for the clean and simple layout, plus the image she used reminded me of cat-tails. Check out Lori's work on her blog, her Splitcoast gallery, or her gallery at Christian Paper Crafts....she is super-amazingly-talented!!

I have also incorporated the following challenges into this card:
Etsy-Inspired Challenge: I chose this gorgeous necklace from the Tzaddi Shop because of the gorgeous sunset colors;
Tuesday Throwdown: Clean and Simple;
Splitcoast's 300th Color Challenge was to revisit a past Color Challenge....I chose CC224...perfect for a sunset scene!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "With Heartfelt Sympathy" (image) and "Dad" for the birthday sentiment;
Paper: SU Naturals Ivory and Cajun Craze, Basic Grey "Pyrus" designer paper;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Inks and markers;
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, sponge daubers for coloring, scratch paper for masking, May Arts Twill Ribbon, brass brads, paper piercer and template.

Thanks for stopping by! If I can get a good photo, my next post just MIGHT be a scrapbook page!! Have a blessed Sunday!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blessings Come Down!

Hello there! Today I have another birthday card to show you....boy, November and December are heavy birthday months for my family! This one I made for my brother, Brian....he loves when I make "heavy" cards for other words...lots of layers! You should have seen his eyes light up when he felt the weight of the envelope!! lol!!!

I have used Gloria's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge for this card design, although I flipped it on it's side so that the "arrows" in the sketch would match the ones in this sentiment from the Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Blessings" from the "Full of Grace Collection". The designer paper is Basic Grey "Marjolaine", the Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with a Herringbone embossing folder, the button is by Basic Grey, the twill is by May Arts, and I added a few dew drops as an extra embellishment to match the clear button. I have also used Jenny's Color Monday Challenge of Soft Suede, black, and cream or white. (Sorry, I stretched this one a bit since the designer paper had a bit of green in there!)

Thanks for stopping by today!! I love it when you come to visit!!! God Bless!

Count Your Blessings

Hi everyone! This is a birthday card for my friend, Lori. The sentiment stamp is new this month from Our Daily Bread's the latest addition to the "Full of Grace" Collection, called "Blessings". The paper is Basic Grey "Sugar Rush", the pearls are Zva Creative, the May Arts ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy, and though you can't see it from this angle, there are about five sprays of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist. The Spellbinders dies I used are Lacey Squares, Labels Fifteen and Big Scalloped Ovals. The border of the designer paper was punched with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch.

There were some awesome challenges this week to help me with the design:
I knew as soon as I saw this cool sketch from Card Positioning Systems, it was the right one for Lori's card;
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: I chose this super cute Giverny dress from the Shabby Apple Store...when I saw the colors, it reminded me of this Sugar Rush paper;
Frosted Designs: Use Ribbon;
Paper Make-up: Inspiration photo with lavenders, green, orange, etc.;
Studio 313: Sparkle and bling....okay, you can see the bling, but I promise there is tons of Glimmer Mist here too...please click on the close-up view!;
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Sparkle and Shine.

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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone! Time for another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts! This week's challenge theme is "Bless The Little Children".....the challenge rules are this: your theme is anything to do with children, plus use any scripture verse on your card, layout, or altered item. Think outside the don't just have to use a child image or a verse speaking of children, but....perhaps advice you would give to a child or teenager....or something they would like to have or like to can twist this theme any way you like!

I have made a "Stampin Up Only" or SUO card, for once! It's been a while since I've given my SU stamps or papers some love, so I broke out an old fave, "Elegant Inspirations", plus a set I had not used before, "Itty Bitty Buds". I love this verse because it is not only great advice to give to a child or young adult, but it's great advice for anyone. I remind myself of this verse often, whenever fear, doubt, or worry find their way into my mind.....the key words here are "ALL THINGS"! With Christ, there is absolutely NOTHING we can't do!!! Amen!!

Along with Bible Verse Thursday, I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
The layout is from the Mojo Sketch #168...isn't it great?!;
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Crafty Pad Challenge 100: Anything Goes;
Color Throwdown: Riding Hood Red, Pear, chocolate/kraft;
Color Dare: Riding Hood Red, Olive, Neutral;
Flutter By Wednesdays: Open challenge (butterfly);
Little Red Wagon: Die cut;
Stamp Something: Use Christmas colors;
Delightful challenges: Embossing.

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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to Josh at Our Daily Bread designs!!!

****If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread designs' December New Release Blog Hop, please scroll down one post or click HERE. The hop ends Thursday, December 2nd at 8 pm EST. ****

Thanks to all of you wonderful "hoppers" who helped us bring in another new month yesterday during the ODBD December New Release Blog Hop! ****Today is another special reason to celebrate.....Josh at Our Daily Bread designs is turning 24.....Happy, happy birthday, you crazy Buckeye!!!!!

Josh is a huge part of daily operations at Our Daily Bread designs, from assembling the stamp sets to packaging and shipping your orders! Many of you have met Josh at the stamps shows at the Our Daily Bread designs booth! What a hard worker and also very fun to work with! Thanks for all you do, are invaluable to this company! honor of Josh's hard work and dedication to ODBD, the "Breadsticks" have made birthday cards for Josh and we are doing a blog hop as well. Once you have visited all of the blogs, starting with mine, and left comments on all of the AWESOME masculine cards made for Josh, go back to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you have visited everyone. Three lucky winners will receive a $15.00 credit toward ODBD cool is that?

The Our Daily Bread designs blog is the first stop....if you have hopped here from there, you are in the right place! Your next stop is Dawn's blog. I hope you have your seatbelt fastened.....get ready for your socks to be knocked off!!!!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Happy Birthday" (scripture verse) and the scene is from "With Deepest Sympathy";
Paper: SU Cajun Craze and Whisper White, Creative Imaginations "Real Wood" designer paper, Basic Grey "Pyrus" designer paper;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Cajun Craze and other SU Ink pads and markers;
Accessories: 3M Post-it paper for masking, sponge daubers for coloring the scene, SU markers, Spellbinders Labels Eight, May Arts Twill Ribbon, Basic Grey button and brads, linen thread, paper piercer and template.

Today is also Bible Verse Thursday over at Christian Paper Crafts. This week's challenge is to revisit a previous Bible Verse Thursday Challenge of your choosing. I chose BVT49, which was to make a masculine card, including a scripture verse.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Many blessings to you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs' December New Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the December New Release Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs! Most of you may have heard the exciting news about ODBD partnering up with Spellbinders as a Preferred Stamp Partner....Kelley stated it so well, so I'll add her quote here:

Our Daily Bread designs is so proud and pleased to be chosen by the Spellbinders company as a Preferred Stamp Partner. Our partnership with Spellbinders will be a blessing to the stamping community as well, as we expand our line to include perfect match sentiments, Scriptures and images to Spellbinders products. We look forward to a long and blessed partnership with such a fine product as Spellbinders.

Isn't that exciting?! We have one stamp set to show off this month, which kicks off this beautiful partnership. The "Ornaments" set coordinates with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments Dies......check out the New Release post which shows how easy it is to cut out the ornament images with the dies. I have used this set for my first sample, along with Memory Box "Mistletoe" designer paper. The May Arts Crocheted Lace was tied with a Bow Easy. There are several layers of my fave, "Pearl" Glimmer may have to click on the photo to see's always camera shy!

My second sample today features the latest addition to the "Full of Grace" Collection, called "Blessings". I LOVE this set and have already used it several times!!! The designer paper is Basic Grey "Marjolaine", the pearls are Zva Creative, and the May Arts Satin Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy. With a closer view, you can see the "Pearl" Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.

Now.....on to the hop!!! For this month's hop, there will be 4 prizes! Kelley has very generously offered to give Three prizes of Choice of One set and, and One GRAND PRIZE of the December Bread Basket Bundle!!!! Woo hoo, how exciting!

If you have hopped here from sweet Chris Olsen's blog, you are in the right place. If you are just stopping by for a visit, please make sure to head over to the ODBD blog and start from the don't want to miss a thing!!!

You have until 8pm EST on Thursday, December 2nd to complete the hop.....please see the deets on the ODBD blog on how to qualify to win. Good luck!

Your next stop is dear sweet Grace Nywening....wait until you see what she has in store for your eyes!!!

Good luck and happy hopping! Come back tomorrow for another special post! God Bless!