Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge - The Wilderness

"For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody." Isaiah 51:3

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme at Christian Paper Crafts is "The Wilderness". Create a card, layout, altered item, etc with any relation to this theme. Use wildlife or nature images; use "natural" materials on your project such as twigs, hemp, straw, etc.; did you know that the North American continent was named "The Wilderness"?....create something vintage/patriotic for this angle. We can't wait to see how you approach this challenge....let's see your creativity....and have fun!!! If you are not yet a member at Christian Paper Crafts, you can also play along and link to the CPC Creative Blog.

For the layout, I used Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge from last week.

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Father's Day' and 'Birch Background'
Cardstock: SU Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Memory Box 'Frond'
Ink: Stazon Olive Green and SU Early Espresso
Accessories: May Arts Twill Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Antique Brass Brads, Paper Piercer and template
Techniques:Paper Piercing, Monochromatic
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2

Thanks for stopping by today! God bless!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday / ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge Combo!

'Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.' Proverbs 31:25-30

Welcome to another Bible Verse Thursday Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts! Mother's Day is soon approaching. In honor of your mother, mother-in-law, step-mother, sister, aunt, or friends, create a card, layout, or altered item for that special lady in your life to show them what a blessing they are in your life.

If you do not have a membership to Christian Paper Crafts yet, here is your perfect chance....for Resurrection Week, April 20-27, general memberships are free, which give you access to the forums, challenges, and regular gallery.....come on over and hang out with us!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' 'Happy Mother's Day', 'Brocade Background', 'Brocade Borders'
Cardstock: SU Marina Mist and Whisper White
Designer Paper: Prima 'Annalee'
Ink: SU Marina Mist and Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Our Daily Bread designs 'Brocade Borders Cutting Die', Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Ornare Piercing Template, paper piercer, sponge dauber, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Stenciling
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2

Betty has another fun Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge for us this week.....PAPER PIERCING!!! Paper piercing is one of my favorite addictions....I pierce on nearly every card I make, but for this occasion, I broke out one of my Ornare Piercing Templates!

If you'd like to play along, link your project and check out the deets on how to win $ toward ODBD stamps HERE on the ODBD blog. Check out the gorgeous samples from some of my fellow "Breadsticks":


Can't wait to see what ya'all come up with!!!

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Sponsored by ODBD!

Hi everyone! This week Our Daily Bread designs is sponsoring the "Violets, Lilacs, and Plums, Oh My!" challenge at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge blog! All of the "Breadsticks" (ODBD DT) received some gorgeous ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store, and their DT received some ODBD stamps to'll have to go and check out all of the gorgeous samples from both teams!!!

For my sample, I used some yummy crocheted lace from RRR tied with a Bow Easy, along with a sentiment and scripture from "Happy Mother's Day" from ODBD, Prima "Botanical" designer paper, a 3-d Pre-Cut Pyramid kit, and lots of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the RRR blog and the RRR store....they have such a fabulous variety of ribbon and trim....I can't wait to go shopping!!

Have a very blessed weekend!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge and Winners from BVT#100!

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme over at Christian Paper Crafts is "Treasure Hunt"....please see the deets below!

"The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure." Isaiah 33:5-6

"Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me." Mark 10:21

There are many things here on earth we consider "treasures", however, the true treasure is found through Christ! Today's challenge theme is all about treasure, either the earthly or heavenly kind....things or people in your life that you treasure, words or scripture that you treasure, something you would find in a treasure chest such as gems, gold, pearls,etc. We can't wait to see your take on the challenge!!

If you are not yet a member of Christian Paper Crafts, you can still play along by linking your project to the CPC Creative Blog. If you would like to become a member, from April 20-27, general memberships are free! Christian Paper Crafts is a safe, private environment, full of fun, fellowship, and lots of paper-crafting inspiration! Hope to see you there! You will love it, I promise!!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Scripture Collection 7'
Cardstock:SU Gold and Whisper White
Designer Paper: SEI 'Couture'
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories:May Arts Sheer Ribbon, Bow Easy, SU Vintage Brad, EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch, Zva Creative pearls, 'Irridescent Gold' Glimmer Mist, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals and Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Paper Piercer, foam tape, sponge dauber
Techniques: Paper Piercing
Size:5-1/2 x 5-1/2

Thank you to those who played along with Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #100 week before last! The random winner from Christian Paper Crafts for participating in this challenge is......Hilde....congrats, sweetie! Thanks for playing!! And congrats to Rebecka for winning my sample card by commenting on my blog for the 100th challenge! I'll be emailing you shortly and will mail it to you as soon as I hear from you!

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sneak Peek- Design Team Delights Gallery

Hi everyone! Christian Paper Crafts' Design Team Delights gallery will be open on Friday, April 15th....this month's theme is Mother's Day and Friendship. The DT at CPC has been giving sneak peeks all week to give you a taste of what will be in the DTD is my turn for a sneak peek. Check out more peeks at Christian Paper Crafts' forum or here on the CPC blog.

My card and layers were cut from Spellbinders Blossoms 3 dies, the designer paper is Bo Bunny "Vicki B", the May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy, the pearls are by Zva Creative, and there are several sprays of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, and the scripture stamp is from last year's release, "Happy Mother's Day". If you would like instructions on how to cut a shaped card with Spellbinders cutting dies, check out this post.

One more thing, don't forget about signing up for a free membership next week at Christian Paper Crafts, from the 20th to 27th....check out the details on the CPC home page. Can't wait to see you there!! Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a new Bible Verse Thursday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge - Planting Seeds

"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." Isaiah 55:10-12

As we Christians share in our faith, seeds are planted into the hearts and minds of others. It is our joyful duty to plant those is up to the Lord whether they grow right away....or lay dormant for a time. We should never be frustrated when they "don't get it", because the Lord did say that His word will not return void. Hallelujah!!!

And so, this week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme at Christian Paper Crafts is "Planting Seeds"! Create a card, layout, altered item, or gift using this theme in any way you choose. Choose your favorite verse which would be good advice (or good seeds, if you will) for a friend or loved one. Use an image of something you plant or what grows because of seeds....veggies, fruits, flowers, etc. Or, if you feel like going over the edge, use real seeds on your project! Let's see your creative take on the challenge....have fun!!

If you are not yet a memeber of Christian Paper Crafts, you can still play along with any of the challenges by linking your project to the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog.....HERE is a direct link to this week's Bible Verse Challenge. If you haven't had a chance yet to check out our wonderful community at Christian Paper Crafts, you have a chance to sign up as a "Blessed Believer" (general member) for free during Resurrection Week, April 20-27. Why is there normally a fee to become a member, you ask? While the Bible Studies and Daily Devotionals are free to the public, the community forums and galleries were changed to members only first of all to prevent spamming, plus to create a safe environment in which our members share private information through prayer requests and chat forums. Not only is Christian Paper Crafts is a wonderful place to fellowship with other Christians, but there is lots of paper crafting inspiration as well for those who love to bless others with hand made cards and gifts. Come on over and make yourself right at home!!!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Mother's Day' and 'Fancy Labels'
Cardstock: SU Peach Parfait and Whisper White Designer Paper: Prima 'Fairy Flora'
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Marigold Morning, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Early Espresso (sponging)
Accessories: ODBD Poppy Cutting Die, Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Ultrafine Flower Soft Black, Zva Creative Pearls, Prima Butterfly, CM Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer and template, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Sponge Daubers
Techniques: Coloring with Sponges, Paper Piercing, Paper Tole
Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

One more announcement....thanks for sticking with me......tonight, beginning with prayer at 7 pm EDT, is the quarterly "Praise & Paper Night" at Christian Paper Crafts! Mary will be hosting four different fun challenges beginning at eight o'clock sharp, each to be done within an hour....if you like virtual stamping events, this will be a fun one! Hope to see you there!!!

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

ODBD April New Release Blog Hop!!

Happy April 1st, everyone! Hope you make it through the day without any April Fool's tricks!!! No tricks around's time for the Our Daily Bread designs April New Release Blog Hop....yay!!!! Make sure you check out the New Release post HERE to see all of the new sets, plus a new custom cutting die!!! For my sample today, I have used a fabulous new set, designed by our DT sister, Dawn Lusk, called "Bird and Butterfly Labels". There are four images in this set, which all coordinate with the Spellbinders Labels 18 cool is that? The designer paper is Memory Box "Frond", the satin ribbon is from Michael's and was tied with a Bow Easy. The cardstock is SU Early Espresso (Brown), the pearls are Zva Creative, and there are several layers of my fave "Pearl" Glimmer Mist. The "Mother" sentiment is from another new April new release, "Mother's Day". Here is a close up which shows off the shimmer from the "Pearl" Glimmer Mist over the panel which was stamped in Stazon Timber Brown and colored with a sponge dauber and Certainly Celery ink pad! My second project was featured on the Our Daily Bread designs blog on Thursday for a "Time With" segment....this time it was my turn! Some of you have already seen the transformation of the $2.50 birdhouse from Target, but if you would like to see the before & afters plus more views, please check out this post. I wanted to share it here today since I used three new ODBD sets on it, "Bird Border and Corners", "Mother's Day", and "Bird and Butterfly Labels". Now, the moment you've been waiting for......on with the Blog Hop!! All of the details and the complete hop order are listed HERE on the ODBD blog! If you have hopped here from Debi's blog (isn't her sample amazing?!), you are in the right place! If you stopped here by chance, make sure you head over to the ODBD blog and start at the beginning....we don't want you to miss a thing!! The hop will run from Friday, April 1st at 8 am EDT until Saturday, April 2nd 8pm EDT. There will be three winners of one set of choice and one lucky winner of three sets of choice...woo hoo!!! The winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Sunday. Your next stop today is Chris Olsen's are absolutely going to love the eye candy there!!! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog, then head back to the ODBD blog and answer "the question" in your comment there. Good luck and happy hopping!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!