Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Classics Challenge" at the ODBD Forum!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Every Tuesday over at the ODBD Forum, there is a new rotating challenge for you to try. Every fourth Tuesday, it's my turn to be hostess with the "Classics Challenge", where we revisit previous color and sketch challenges from the former Christian Paper Crafts forum.

This go 'round we are revisiting a past sketch, designed by the uber-talented Gloria Stengel. Use this basic design (with or without flowers) for your card, layout, or altered item. If you use Our Daily Bread designs' stamps, please upload to the ODBD Card Gallery with the Keyword ODBDCC02. If you use other stamps, you may attach a photo to your comment in the thread or share a link to your blog, etc.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'God's Love', '2-Step Butterfly', and 'Grunge Butterfly Background', all which will be available on January 1st;
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Royal Purple, Ranger Antique Linen, SU Elegant Eggplant and Early Espresso;
Accessories: ODBD 'Butterfly 2' Custom Cutting Die (available Jan 1), Exacto Knife, SU Linen Thread, Glitter Pen, Paper Piercer and template, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, foam tape, distressing tool, sponge daubers;
Size: 5-1/2 x 6.

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

Sunday, December 25, 2011

ODBD Sneak Peek - Grunge Cross!

Hi everyone! How about a sneaky peek of the upcoming release by Our Daily Bread designs?! All of the "Breadsticks" are super excited about the January new releases....wait until you see them all on January 1st!!!

This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast is an amazingly talented gal who most of you have probably heard of around the stamping world....Iwona Palamountain aka Chupa! Her gallery is fabulous.....I will definitely be case-ing more of her gorgeous creations in the future! For today's card, I chose this beautiful card because of the cool CAS layout.....thought it would be perfect to ink up this "Grunge Cross" and "Never Give Up" set by Our Daily Bread designs.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Grunge Cross' and 'Never Give Up';
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake;
Ink: Stazon Royal Purple and SU Early Espresso;
Accessories: ODBD 'Grunge Cross Die', Spritzer Tool (for splatter effect), SU Vintage Brad, May Arts Poly Twill Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner;
Size: A2.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! God's blessings to you!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Digi T-Rex Birthday Wishes!

Hi everyone! Whew, two posts in one day! I couldn't resist the Ways To Use It Challenge today at Splitcoast...."Digi Day"! There are so many little boys in my family now, but I was on short supply of kiddie stamp sets, so I bought some digi stamps Doodle Dragon Studios (designed by Dustin Pike).....they are too cute!!!

I didn't realize how dull my printer ink looked until I was editing the photos....I'll have to check my settings before printing next time....argh!!! I would have retraced the lines by hand, but I was afraid I would screw it up, so....it is what it is.....my nephew will love it just the same!!! Also, I used the marker to "dot" the entire image....thought it would give a nice scaly appearance. It looks really good IRL, but once again, not so good in the photo. I do not claim to be a digi pro or a coloring pro, that is for sure!!! :)

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Dino Birthday by Doodle Dragon Studios, balloon drawn by hand, sentiment from Our Daily Bread designs 'Mini Tags 3';
Cardstock: SU Summer Sun and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Life of the Party';
Ink: Printer ink and SU markers;
Accessories: SU Linen Thread, Craft Knife (cut the image to tuck the thread through), Dew Drops, May Arts Twill Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Template, Foam Tape, Signo White Gel Pen to color teeth and claws;
Size: A2.

Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!!!

ODBD Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm so happy to be playing along in the ODBD Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge....the challenge this time around is ANYTHING GOES!!! Check out all of the details on how to play along HERE. Some of my sister "Breadsticks" have also made samples for the challenge...please visit their blogs and leave some love:

Betty Wright
Julie Warner
Sabrina Jackson
Lori Ulrich
Sue Worthington

Hope you can join us!!! (You have two weeks to play...plus someone will win a Gift Certificate to the ODBD store!!)

My card sample for today I made for a dear friend at church who had back surgery and is staying at a rehab facility. I chose this set for him since the scripture and the eagle both portray strength and hope.

I am also using the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge, over at the ODBD Forum this week. Okay, so I'm not a CAS pro yet, but I'm working really hard at simplifying my designs....so this is CAS for me!! :)

Card 'Ingredients'
Stamps: Our Daily Bread desings' 'On Eagles' Wings';
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Little Black Dress';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Creamy Caramel and Bashful Blue;
Accessories: Black Cotton Twill Ribbon, Queen and Co Black Pearls, Spellbinders Labels 8, Paper Piercer and template, foam tape, sponge daubers;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hydrangea Blessings & a HUGE sale at ODBD!!

Hello, everyone! Thanks for stopping by during this busy, busy week! Just wanted to share a card I made over the weekend for a tutorial for the ODBD Blog for the "Masking Technique".....I even made a video, which still scares the pants off of me!! Check out the video and post HERE. It shows how I used one Hydrangea stamp and created the entire bouquet using masking.

After stamping and coloring the bouquet, I cut around the edge and popped it up over a vase I created by using a Spellbinders Mega Oval die with Prima "Romantique" designer paper, cut the oval in two and cut off the end of the oval to create the bottom of the vase.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Hydrangea', 'Mini Tags 2';
Cardstock: SU Old Olive, Whisper White, Very Vanilla;
Designer Paper: Prima 'Romantique';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Old Olive;
Accessories: Spellbinders Mega Ovals Die and Ribbon Tags Trio Three Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Lattice 2 Die, Zva Creative Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, sponge dauber, foam tape;
Size: 6 x 5-1/2.

I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Our Daily Bread designs 'Shining the Light "NOEL" Challenge'....N=Nestabilities, O=Ovals, E=Embossed Die Cuts, L=Lace;
Crafty Pad: Anything But Christmas;
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Sparkle and Bling (Glimmer Mist, Liquid Pearls, and Pink Pearls used.

Just in case you didn't see the post on the ODBD Blog on Sunday, but there is a huge sale going on at Our Daily Bread designs this week. Check out this post for all of the details and see a selected list of stamps which are 30% off! Also, for every $50.00 you spend, you will earn $10.00 in "Daily Dough Dollars", which may be redeemed from January 1 through March 15th! If that's not enough, they are offering FREE shipping for US orders and a discount for international orders. How cool is that?! What are you waiting for...head over to this post now for all of the deets!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned Thursday morning.....I'll be sharing a sample for the new Stamping in Time: On Assignment Challenge, along with several other "Breadsticks" as well...don't miss it....it's a good-un!!!!

God bless!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Good Man

Hello, everyone! My heavy birthday list is finally winding down......I keep telling myself that if my list gets any longer, I may have to start going to Hallmark again.......NOT!!!! :D The day I learned about stamping, Hallmark lost one of their best customers! There is something so very special about making a hand-made card for someone.....a personal touch, you know?

Today's Color Challenge at Splitcoast was perfect to create a masculine birthday card. Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake.....who says those have to be used for Christmas?!

Card 'Ingredients':
Our Daily Bread designs 'Father's Day';
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: SEI 'Silver Valley';
Ink: Crumb Cake and Stazon Olive Green;
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 18 and Circle Nestabilities Dies, May Arts Cotton Twill Ribbon, SU Grosgrain, Antique Brass Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge dauber;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

God's Wonders

Happy Sunday, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Peggy McCurry......wowza, you should see her gallery! I chose this gorgeous card, first of all, for the interesting clean and simple design, plus the dahlia blossom won me over!

Since I didn't have any heavy weight white cardstock, I decided to change up the design a bit and use some new SU 'Wisteria Wonder' cardstock instead. The "Dahlia" stamp from Our Daily Bread designs was stamped in Stazon Jet Black ink, colored with a sponge dauber in Almost Amethyst, highlighted with a Wisteria marker, then cut out and popped up with foam tape. The leaves are May Arts Faux Suede Leaves. The scripture verse, also from Our Daily Bread designs, is from the "Porch" set. The bottom of the card was punched with an EK Success punch, the pearls are from Zva Creative, and there are several sprays of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, which thankfully showed up really well against this color....yay!!!!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' 'Dahlia' and 'Porch';
Cardstock: SU Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Almost Amethyst inkpad and Wisteria Wonder marker ;
Accessories: May Arts Faux Suede Leaves, Ruler, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, sponge dauber, foam tape, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner;
Size: 6 x 4 -1/2.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed week!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inspiration Challenge - Simple Things!

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is a great one.....lots of beautiful products from the Ten Thousand Villages online store....I chose this gorgeous Batik Decorative Fan as my inspiration. When I saw it, I knew I had some designer paper with the exact colors in it. I still have several birthday cards to make for this month, so this makes one checked off my list....whew!

To bring out the colors in the designer paper by My Mind's Eye, I used SU Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso.....yummy....chocolate raspberry! :) I haven't used my Cheery Lynn Designs cutting dies in a while, so I was happy to use them for this card. The Fanciful Flourish was cut into pieces and placed around the French Pastry Doily Die Cut....I cut it apart since I couldn't bear to hide any of the swirls under the doily! The sentiment from the "Little Things" set by Our Daily Bread designs was stamped on a Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities die cut, then using the die as a stencil, the border was sponged with Razzleberry ink and a sponge dauber. Though the square panel was pierced using a template, the circle was pierced by hand.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Little Things';
Cardstock: SU Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla;
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 'A Beautiful Day';
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown and SU Rich Razzleberry;
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily and Fanciful Flourish dies, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Bow Easy, SU Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge daubers, Zva Creative Pearls;
Size: 5 x 5.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2011

In The Beginning Was The Word

Hello, everyone! Just wanted to share a fun card I made for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge this week.....I couldn't pass up this sketch....I have trouble coming up with simple layouts for cards, so this helped me so much! This sketch gave the perfect opportunity to use the new "The Word of God" set by Our Daily Bread designs....this scripture verse from John is one of my all time favorites!!
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1

The Bible image was stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed with Ranger Fine-detail Gold Embossing Powder, cut out with paper snips and an exacto knife, colored with SU Markers and popped up over the three panels cut from My Mind's Eye designer paper. The scripture verse was gold-embossed as well.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'The Word of God';
Cardstock: SU More Mustard and Whisper White(image);
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Sunshine';
Ink: Versamark, SU Markers;
Accessories: Ranger Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat tool, paper piercer and template, May Arts Crocheted Lace, Zva Creative pearls, Exacto Knife, foam tape, 'Irridescent Gold' Glimmer Mist;
Size: 5 x 6-1/2.

Thanks for visiting with me today! God Bless!

Shining the Light "Bookmark" Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week's Shining the Light Challenge on the Our Daily Bread designs blog is to create a bookmark. I made a ribbon bookmark with some May Arts Crocheted Lace and Satin Trim (yummy!) plus some SU Pink Pirouette cardstock to match. The butterflies and scripture are from the "Faith" set by Our Daily Bread designs. These were stamped on Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, stenciled with Pink Pirouette (The Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoast is stenciling, BTW), then matted with Spellbinders Lacey Circles. To hide the ribbon, I cut two of each Lacey Circle to "sandwich" the ribbon inside.....I used Scor-tape to adhere the layers so that they wouldn't come apart. A little tip if you'd like to try one of these.....use one layer of flat ribbon unless you want the ends to be a bit "lumpy"! :) I am also entering this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is "Anything Goes" this week...yay!!

'Ingredients' List:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Faith' set;
Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso;
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Circle Nestabilities, May Arts Crocheted Lace and Satin Trim, Spooled Pearls by Modern Romance, Scor-tape, sponge dauber;
Techniques: Bookmark, Coloring with Sponges;
Size: Approx 18 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Moxie Fab "Red & Rustic"

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope your weekend has been blessed!

Oh My, Moxie Fab!!! I haven't played in the Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday challenge for quite some time. When I saw the current challenge, the photo at the left, I just had to play along! Today is the last day, so I'm squeaking it in just in time! The wood elements drew me in, and I don't make near enough red cards, so thought this would be a great opportunity!

I couldn't find my barn wood designer paper, so I used some wood print from the Basic Grey "Life of the Party" 6x6 paper pack. The daisies are from the new Our Daily Bread designs "Daisy" set. I stamped the daisy bouquet image on scratch paper, to create a mask, then stamped the image several times, using the mask so that the images would not overlap. The daisies were colored with Real Red, Summer Sun, and Old Olive markers, then the cut around them to show the wood paper underneath. The Mother Teresa quote and honey bees are from the "Simple Things" set, along with the ODBD Fence Die, are also by Our Daily Bread designs.

Some extra flowers were stamped, colored, cut out, and popped up for extra dimension.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Daisy' and 'Simple Things';
Cardstock: SU Real Red and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Life of the Party';
Accessories: ODBD Fence Die, Bow Easy, Michael's Gingham Ribbon, SU Corduroy button, paper piercer and template. foam tape, sponge dauber;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Markers and ink pads;
Size: 4-1/2 x 6.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Have a very blessed week!!!