Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Surprise Challenge at the ODBD Forum!

Hello, everyone! Today is the 5th Tuesday of the month, which means "SURPRISE CHALLENGE" over at the ODBD Forum! Since there aren't many months with five Tuesdays, it seems like leap year! :D The 5th Tuesday Surprise Challenge this time around is to use stickers on your card, layout, or altered item. Any type of stickers will do..... 3-d stickers, Magenta or Flower Soft outlines or borders, create your own sticker with a Xyron, pearl or gem stickers, and so on...use your imagination! Come on over and play!!

The stickers I am using are from American Traditional Designs, called "Seashore" I picked these up at the Covered Bridge Festival last year....at the time I didn't know what I would do with them, until Our Daily Bread designs came out with the most awesome stamps for February with an ocean theme! Yay!!

The scene was created by using scratch paper for masking and then the ocean and sky were colored with sponge daubers and ink pads. The sand dune was created by tearing, sponging, and layering two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock. The sun was sponged inside the punchout of a circle punch. Hubby was proud that I didn't totally fill up the open space....I was tempted to add a bow in the corner, but resisted!!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'The Sea' (available February 1);
Cardstock: SU Cameo Coral , Crumb Cake, and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Cameo Coral, Calypso Coral, Barely Banana, Crumb Cake;
Accessories: 3-d Stickers by American Traditions, Dew Drops, Sponge Daubers, paper piercer and template, foam tape;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2

Thanks for stopping by today! One more day until the ODBD February New Release Blog Hop!!! Have a very blessed day!!

Botanical Beauty Digi-style!

Hi everyone! Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast is one I couldn't pass up....turqoise, teal, and white....yummy!!! Even if you don't have time to play, you should check out the gorgeous submissions HERE!

This is a fun card I made using the Bold Botanicals digital stamp set by My Time Made Easy. The image was printed on white cardstock, cut out with Spellbinders Labels Four, sponged with Cool Caribbean ink, layered over May Arts Satin Ribbon, tied with a Bow Easy, and embellished with pearls by Zva Creative. The background paper is Botanical Beauties - Sunflower Sprinkles digital designer paper by My Time Made Easy.....download and print with your color printer...easy peasy and beautiful!!!

The centers of the flowers were colored with a sponge dauber and turquoise ink pad.

Thanks for stopping by! God bless!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Never Stop Going!

Hi everyone! Today I tried something for the first time.....alcohol inks! Thanks to Shirley aka wannabcre8tive, who is the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast this week! Shirley has the most fun gallery, with so many different styles and projects......when I saw her first card using alcohol inks, I knew it was time to open up the package I had bought two years ago and never had to guts to try....until now! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley!!

I needed a masculine birthday card to mail to a friend tomorrow, so I chose the "Never Give Up" set by Our Daily Bread designs. I just love the grunge sets that came out this month! I chose eggplant and olive alcohol inks, plus a little silver and pearl mixed in, then blended it with the blending solution. I will definitely have to get more colors and practice with different looks. After the background was done, I used Stazon Jet Black to stamp my image, which would have been more prominent, except I am out of re-inker. I colored an extra piece so that I could stamp the Grunge Cross and cut it out with the Grunge Cross Die. I didn't want this card to be too busy, so I just added some piercing and black brads.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs 'Never Give Up' and 'Grunge Cross' matching single;
Cardstock: SU Basic Black and Glossy White;
Ink: Alcohol Inks and Stazon Jet Black;
Accessories: ODBD 'Grunge Cross' die, black brads, Paper piercer and template, foam tape;
Size: A2.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"It Is Well With My Soul" Sympathy Card

Happy Saturday, everyone! It's a bright and sunny day here in Indiana....isn't it amazing what a little sunshine can do to the spirit, even though it snowed over night?

Today I would like to share a bittersweet sympathy card for a couple who was blessed to spend an (unexpected) hour with their newborn son before he passed away. Isn't it awesome to know that they will be reunited once the Lord's kingdom has been set up?! Until then, may the Lord cover them in love and peace.

I have used a couple of challenges in the making of this card:
The Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is to choose an item from "Everything Turquoise" ....I fell in love with the soft blue and green color combo of this bedding set;
Paper Play: Lovely Lace;
Craft Your Passion: Color Bingo...blue, green, and brown;
The Robyn's Nest Challenge at the ODBD Forum is to use something new.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'It Is Well With My Soul' Background Stamp, which will be released on February 1st;
Cardstock: SU Bashful Blue and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Bashful Blue and Old Olive, Ranger 'Antique Linen';
Accessories: MegaMount Stamp block, Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder, sponge daubers, MS Foliage punch, May Arts Crocheted Lace, velvet ric-rac (brand unknown), May Arts white roses, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist;
Size: A2.

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

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Time With.....Me!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Every other Thursday on the ODBD Blog, one of the "Breadsticks", (Design Team Members), are featured with a special project for the readers. This week it's my turn! Check out this "Time With....Angie" post on the ODBD blog for a tutorial on how I stamped and colored this scene from start to finish.

Here is a blurb from the post:
Hi everyone! Today I'd like to share a fun framed scene created with the combination of two sets from Our Daily Bread designs. Since I write a lot of the posts for the ODBD blog, many of you probably know that my favorite adjective when it comes to ODBD stamps is VERSATILE! I love how you can combine sets to create any scene or any theme you like. Today I am using a brand new set, scheduled for the February 1 release, called 'The Mighty Sea" along with the very first ODBD set, "Light of the World".....what a perfect combination!!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Light of the World' and 'The Mighty Sea' (available 2/01/12);
Cardstock: SU Brocade Blue and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Ink Pads and markers;
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, 3m Post-it Craft Paper, silver brads, SU Linen Thread and Corduroy Button, Baker's Twine, paper piercer and template, White Signo Gel Pen (waves), Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner, 6 x 8 Frame.

I have entered this in the Hand-stamped Sentiments "Beach" Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com.

Have a beautiful, blessed day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ODBDCC03 Classic "Color" Challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Classics Challenge number three over at the ODBD Forum! Every Tuesday, there is a new card challenge....this week we will revisit a "classic" color challenge from the Christian Paper Crafts era of the forum. Though I do not believe in "coincidences", the timing of this color challenge and inspiration photo was perfect to create a sneaky peek of an upcoming set by Our Daily Bread designs, called "The Mighty Sea", which will be released on February 1. I have also entered this in the Hand-Stamped Sentiments "Beach" Challenge.

The ocean scene and sentiment were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then colored using sponge daubers and ink pads, plus markers. The ODBD Fence Die cut was wrapped in blue and white baker's twine to bring out the blue in the ocean. The card was embossed with a SU Square Lattice embossing folder.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'The Mighty Sea';
Cardstock: SU Bravo Burgundy, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Bravo Burgundy, Bordering Blue, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal;
Accessories: ODBD Fence Die, Baker's Twine, Dew Drops, SU 'Square Lattice' Embossing Folder, paper piercer and template, sponge daubers, foam tape;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Thanks for stopping by today! God bless!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ODBDSLC93 Shining the Light "Sketch" Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone! What better way to welcome the weekend, but with a brand new Shining the Light Challenge over at Our Daily Bread designs! This week, the Challenge Team gals were gracious enough to let me join in their line up....I couldn't pass up this fantastic sketch....thanks, Chris, for the super fun sketch!! For all of the details on how to play (and how to win), check out the SLC post on the ODBD blog. Hope you can join us!!

Our Challenge Team delivers the most gorgeous samples week after week! Check out their challenge samples and leave some love while you're there, k? :)

Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Roney
Lori Ulrich
Rosemary Dennis

Sabrina Jackson
Wanda Cullen

Aren't they amazing?!

My card 'ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Simple Things';
Cardstock: SU Orchid Opulence (retired) and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny 'Garden Girl';
Ink: SU Orchid Opulence and Stazon Jet Black;
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish Die, Spellbinders Lacey Squares and Square Nestabilities dies, May Arts Crocheted Lace and Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, paper piercer and template, sponge dauber, foam tape;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

I have incorporated the following challenges, along with the ODBDSLC93 Sketch:
Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge: choose an item from the Land of Nod kids store....check out this gorgeous rug! This is supposed to be a kid's store, but I'd love some of this stuff for me!! :) ;
Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge: Make a birthday card (my birthday sentiment is in the inside);
Raise the Bar Challenge: Circles (doily, and pearls are circles too, right?).

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a very blessed weekend!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

How Much Love

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!! Just wanted to share a "love"ly card I made! Okay, so I'm bad at puns!! :) Everyone in blogland is in the mood for Valentines, so how about some love advice from Mother Teresa? If anyone could teach about love, it was her!!!
I have used the following challenges for this card:

Splitcoasts' Free For All Challenge: Have a heart or two;
Color Challenge358: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, with the dessert option of hearts/valentine theme;Aud Sentiments Challenge: the word 'love';Crafty Creations: Valentine theme;Freshly Brewed Designs: Buttons and Bows;Little Red Wagon: Two Different Ribbons;Papertake Weekly: Button, bows, bling, or blooms;The Pink Elephant Challenge: fave color....pink!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs
'Mother Teresa';
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip;
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, SEI 'With All My Heart';
Accessories: CM Heart Punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Cropodile, Offray Satin Ribbon (small), May Arts Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Hero Arts Heart-shaped Pearls, Paper Piercer;
Techniques: Five-layer buttons (see tutorial here), Paper Piercing.

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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sympathy Card in Pink

Happy Monday, everyone! Back to the grind today! Today I'd like to share a sympathy card which I made for my hubby's grandmother, since her brother passed away a few days ago. Her favorite color is pink, so without even knowing what I was going to make, I automatically grabbed some Pink Pirouette cardstock and then checked out some challenges.

This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Linda aka 'Holstein'....yay, Linda! I'm a bit embarrassed because when I chose the card to case, I did not notice that it was a SCS sketch challenge card and not her original design, so the challenge police might come after me...oops! I'm going to post it anyway though, since Linda is so awesome and I just wanted to make sure she receives extra kudos! The reason I chose this gorgeous card was because of the pink, the ribbons, and the embossing....the sketch was just a plus, so there! :)

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
The Pink Elephant Challenge: use your favorite color...along with Grandma, my fave color is also pink!;
Crafty Cardmakers: No floral embellishments;
Die Cut Dreams: Sympathy Card;
Stampin Sisters In Christ: Use something new ....the beautiful lace was sent to me by a dear friend...isn't it yummy?!;
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge: WINTER word play...W=white, I=inked, E=embossed, R=ribbon.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Mini Tags 3';
Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and SU Pink Pirouette (sponging);
Accessories: CB Damask EF, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Crocheted Lace (unknown.....RAK), Spooled Pearls by 'Modern Romance', 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, MS Arch Lattice Border Punch, Circle Punch, foam tape, Zva Creative Pearl Brad, sponge dauber, Bow Easy.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dinoroar Birthday!!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I would like to share a fun card I made for one of my many nephews, for his birthday. I finally got some "kiddie" stamps....this set is "Dinoroar" from Stampin' Up....isn't it just too cute?

I was trying to decide whether to use this set or one with heavy equipment, but when I saw today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast, I had to go with the dinosaurs. The challenge is to choose any item from the Polyvore store......I fell in love with these adorable blue and green dinosaur socks!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Dinoroar by Stampin Up;
Cardstock: SU Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, and SU Markers;
Accessories: SU grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack template, brads, sponge daubers;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Here is a view of the inside, which I like just as much as the outside!! These dino's are too cute!!!

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

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Never Give Up!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a beautiful weekend! Just wanted to share a "Thinking of You" card I made for a dear friend at church who is expecting to hear bad news from his doctor this week. What a blessing it is to have this new set by ODBD, "Never Give Up"....excellent advice from Mr. Churchill.

I have incorported the Mojo sketch#222 into this card, as well as the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge, which is to make a "thinking of you" card.

Card 'Ingredients:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Never Give Up', 'Grunge Cross', and 'Grunge Cross Background';
Cardstock:SU Always Artichoke and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Little Black Dress';
Ink: SU Always Artichoke and Early Espresso;
Accessories: ODBD 'Grunge Cross Die', Antique Brass Brads, May Arts Twill Ribbon, foam tape, paper piercer and template, sponge dauber;
Size: 6 x 4-1/2.

Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Warmed With Joy!

Happy Saturday, everyone! It's a sunny but cool day here in Indiana....a good day to spend in my stamp room...yay!!! I was so happy to be able to play in some challenges for this card, which I will be sending to a dear friend for her birthday this week!

Here are the challenges incorporated into this card:
Our Daily Bread designs Stamping In Time "2-0-1-2" Challenge: 2=designer papers, 0 = no buttons or brads, 1 = ribbon, and 2 = two colors of cardstock;
Our Daily Bread designs Shining The Light Challenge: Something Old and Something New: something old is the SEI pattern paper, something new is the Flower Soft Topper and stamps;
The Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is to choose an item from "Close To My Art".....there were several items which inspired me....teapots with flowers, floral clocks, and the cutest pink pig.....after a minutes of looking around, I knew I had to break out the Flower Soft toppers with teacups that I haven't used yet;
The Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoast is to use your favorite things: Glimmer Mist, Flower Soft, paper piercing, exacto knife, Zva Creative pearls, and the color PINK!;
The Free4All Challenge at Splitcoast is a recipe challenge: 3d Flowers (Flower Soft), gems, die cuts, and designer paper;
the Our Creative Corner Challenge is to create a shaped card....done!!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Special Blend';
Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: SEI Juliette and the Springtime Card Topper Collection by Flower Soft (When I saw the plaid pattern under the teacup on the Card Topper, I had to dig in my stash to find this designer paper by SEI to match it.....yay!);
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown and SU Early Espresso for sponging the edges;
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels One Dies, Bow Easy, Flower Soft 'Baby Pink', Exacto knife to cut slit for ribbon access, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, SU Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer, foam tape;
Size: Approx 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

If you'd like to learn how to make shaped cards using your cutting dies, check out this video tutorial I made for Our Daily Bread designs....it's very easy and very fun!

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