Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quote, Mojo, and a Trigger!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I still have my tree up.  I usually do not take it down until after the new years, but I am thinking I may take it down early this year just to get the house straight.  Anyway, I have a card to share with you today using some Verve and something NEW.  I won some blog candy last week and was sent this wonderful package from ( Lynn Darda "From My Bungalow").  You can read about my win here.  Woo Hoo!  

Anyway, I got this really cool kit.  I looked through the goodies and found these cool 4 X 6 transparencies that I just thought would make some really cool overlays to a card front.  The one I chose to use for this card has some stitching on it(luv that), flourishes, and little tabs with Live, Laugh, and Love already there.  All I had to do was stamp a Verve sentiment over it using Staz On ink.  I am using Verve's Words of Wisdom stamp set.  I used a mixture of a black and a purple ink only because my black Staz On pad is about dried out and my refill is empty.  It has been awhile since I drug out the Staz On I am thinking.  So, I stamped it and laid it over the card front. I used adhesive under the ribbon portion so it does not show through. I did feel the need to add a big honking bow and layer some of the From the Heart die set for a fun accent.  I am using the Mojo221 Sketch and the Inspiration picture from this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  
Blessings for a Wonderful New Year!

 Be sure to check out the Verve Blog for info regarding the Year End Stamp and Die Sale plus a little extra something something.


Verve Stamps Words of Wisdom
Paper The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, MME Collection
Ink Staz On black and purple, PTI chamomille
Accessories MS punch, dyed seam binding, PTI linen button, May Arts ivory twine, Verve's A Cut Above From the Heart die set, Transparency overlay

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD50)!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD50)! The Challenge this rotation is ANYTHING GOES! The Anything Goes part means exactly that, too! Any stamps, any colors, any sketch, or any embellishments. Just stamp, create, and have fun! If you use ODBD stamps, your name will be entered twice for one entry. Since it is Christmas and New Years, the winner will be chosen by Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chances of winning! Have a Merry Christmas and a Very Blessed New Year!

Happy Thursday!  It is almost Christmas!  Kids are out of school finally.  Yesterday was there last day.  For today's card I am using ODBD  Mother's Day and Simple Things  with ODBD Poppy die and Vintage Border embossing plate.

I am using Prima Romantique designer papers.  I embossed the poppy flower in gold and die cut.  I colored with copics.    I am using the sketch from this week's Card Patterns 146.

Check out some more samples by ODBD designers. 


As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Birthday Wishes for YOU!

I have a sweet Birthday card for a special little person in my life that is celebrating her big day tomorrow.  The Big 4!  Four years old, that is!  I am using MOJO Monday Sketch 219 for this card.  I combined some Verve stamps to create this fun background papers with all the layers in the sketch.
For the background I used some of the flowers from Dream Big, Bloom and Grow, Hope Blooms, and Sunny Days.  I also used the large leafy sprig from Bloom and Grow.  I stamped the flowers using Mememto rose bud, pale pink, and  PTI summer sunrise.  The leafy stem was stamped in Memento Pear.  For the vertical panel and circular panel I stamped the dotted background from Bountiful Backgrounds using Memento pale pink. I then use the scallop frame from Making a Statement  and die cut it out with the Rounded Scalloped Frame die.  For the focal image I stamped the heart image from Love Story  onto some more dotted stamped background using Memento rose bud.  I lightly colored with copics and added some glitter for accenting.  The star is from Always on My Mind stamp set.  I just inked up the star portion of the image and stamped inside the heart.  I glitzed it up a bit as well.  The sentiment is from Making a Statement .  I stamped in Memento rose bud and stamped the grid background using pale pink.  I added some stitching, paper piercing, some square gems, and a big loopy bow.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps Verve
Paper The Paper Company kraft, SU newsprint, Flourishes Classic Ivory, PTI chartreuse and hibiscus burst
Ink Memento pear, rose bud, pale pink, PTI chamomile, chai, versamark
Accessories Reflections square gems,  sewing machine stitching, paper piercing(sewing machine without the thread), foam tape, glue dots, glitter, quickie glue pen, spellbinders circles, PTI lots of layers die, VERVE A Cut Above Die Rounded Scalloped Frame and Elegant Leaves die

Playing along with a few blog challenges!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time (SNTODBD49) and MORE!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD49)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is a repeat of the last.  We are in crunch mode for mailings and gift giving so we are creating MORE Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme!     Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For today's card I am using ODBD Peace and Joy &Snowflakes Swirl Background with ODBD Custom Snowflake dies.   I stamped the large snowflake that comes in the set using Versamark and gold embossed.  I used the custom snowflake die and cut it out.  I stamped the snowflake swirl background using versamark and embossed in clear.  Love this subtle detail using black cardstock.  I then added the scripture at the bottom using a stamp a ma jig for perfect alignment.  I finished with a gold memory thread double bow topped with a gold pearl.  I am using the sketch from this week's Card Patterns 144.

Check out some more Christmas creations by ODBD designers. 


As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Here are the other challenges I am playing along with, too!
ABC Christmas Challenge  anything goes

Make it Monday always Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes PLUS Glitter
Divas by Design anything goes
The Crazy Challenge -  Anything goes
Come and Get It Challenges  Anything Christmas
Freshly Brewed Christmas
Creative Belli winter/Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas 
The Paper Variety  Christmas song inspired (The Snowflake Song)
Whimsical Wednesdays  holiday plus sparkly
Cards und More  must stamp  Snowflakes
Crafty Sentiments   Snowflakes
Creative Card Crew Tis The Season
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  Snowflakes & Sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown  Celebrate The Season
Let`s Ink It Up  (Must use rubber stamp no digi) Christmas 
 Heart Song Inspirations Christmas   
Paper Creations Ink "Bling It Up!"  
The Pink Elephant Snowflakes and Sparkles 
Whoopsi Daisy  Snowflakes 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peace, Love, Joy! Mojo218 and MORE!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I am using the Mojo Monday 218 Sketch.  I am using Verve's newly released Bright Spirits, Winter Tree Plain Jane, Winter Fun Die, and Lovely Marquee Die sets along with Love Story stamp set and Classy Label die.    

It is so fun to play with the different stamp sets and coordinating dies.  So many possibilities.  I used some MME Christmas papers,  lots of gold glitter,  seam binding, sewing machine stitches, and gold pearls to completed my card. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Verve   Paper:  MME Christmas papers, Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock  Ink:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Chamomille, Chai   Accessories:  Verve Cut Above Dies,  seam binding, sewing machine, gold pearls, quickie glue pen, gold glitter, foam tape, dimensionals, half back pearl

Playing along with a few blog challenges!
Addicted to Stamps Christmas Cupcake Craftroom Christmas Traditons (trimming the tree) Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas, no animalsThe Ribbon Girls ChristmasRaise the Bar Christmas Sarah Hurley Christmas  For Fun Challenge Christmas Mad for Markers Christmas One Crazy Stamper Christmas  Do you stack up Ribbon or something you can tie (seam binding)Simon Says Stamp Anything GoesCatch the bug 12  Days of Christmas  Day 5 (Use Gold) Speedy the Cat challenge  your favorite embellishment (gold pearls) Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays  holiday cardSunday’s w/ Chrissy Anything goes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs December Release Blog Hop!

   Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Teresa's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you should start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss a thing! There are lots of goodies up for grabs this month.... so be sure to follow the rules to qualify to win one of the prizes!

   Here are the details of the Blog Hop:

   The Hop will run 8am EST Dec 1 til 8pm EST Dec 2
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec 3.

   There will be SIX prizes of Choice of 1 FREE SET!!!
   Merry Christmas!!!

   Here is what you need to do to be in the drawing for these SIX prizes:
   Hop to each blog listed below, leaving a comment for each designer
   Return here to this post and let us know you completed the hop and
   left comments for each designer, or make note of any you could not
   comment on In this same comment, answer the question on the ODBD Blog.

Now on to the card I have to share with you today.   I created a pocket tag card.   I am using the newly released Simple Things set along with the new custom Clover die. I am also combining these new sets with a few past release favorites.  For the textured background I am using ODBD Exclusive Vintage Border Embossing Plate.  I am also using the Vintage Border background stamp lightly stamped over the tag  along with the script image from Randi's Song stamp set to create a soft vintage collage feel. I am using ODBD Exclusive Tag die.    I am using Spellbinder's Book Pages Two.  I cut out all the frames and the pocket.  I stamped the new clover image colored with copics and die cut.  I stamped the quote and vintage collaged it up a bit.  I added some sparkle, a few gold pearls, and topped it all off with some gold metallic memory thread. This quick and easy pocket card was made possible using Score-Tape and Scotch ATG adhesive.

 As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop will be Gemiel's blog!  Happy Hopping and have a Blessed day!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD48), CRE84FN, and MORE!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD48)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is to create Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme!    Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For today's card I am using ODBD Blessed Christmas and Ornaments stamp sets.  I used ODBD custom poinsettia die for the focal image.  I colored with copics added some sparkle and topped it off with a muted hue Prima flower to add more dimension and a vintage feel.   I added a sentiment from and used the Quickie glue pen to add some sparkle.  I finished with some pearls dyed to match using a copic marker.  I have been creating many Christmas cards lately that use non-traditional Christmas colors.  When I saw the CRE84FN colors, I  just knew they would make a wonderful Vintage inspired Christmas card.  I am using the colors from CRE84FN42 and Sketchbook 37.

Check out some more Christmas creations by ODBD designers. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Playing along with a few other blog challenges 
2 Sisters  Anything Goes, Marks Finest Papers Your favourite technique (adding glitter to everything I lately), Paper Pretties Christmas with non-traditional colors, Sweet Stamps non-traditional Christmas Colours, Heart Song Inspirations Gold OR Glitter (glitter), Hooked on Crafts Punches and /or Diecuts,  Make it Monday  always Anything Goes, The Pink Elephant  (White embossing on poinsettia die cut), Christmas Card Challenges used Christmas Holly(die cut), Stamptacular Sunday Must use a stamp and Punch It, 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Merry and Bright! CC349 and MORE!

Happy Tuesday!  I am hosting the SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC349) this week. This week's trio of  colors are Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, and Calypso Coral.   Check out the link to find out how to play along and what this week's dessert option is!   I am using the sketch from Viva La Verve's November Week 1.  Amy is the host!  Great sketch, Amy!  I am also playing along with Verve's Get Your Diva On!  This month is Celebrate the Season!  Check out the links to find out how to win some Verve!
For my card I am using Verve's Ornamental Christmas set.  The newly released Bright Spirits, and Glad Tiding stamp sets.  I used the new Cut Above Snowflake Tidings dies.  Love these!  I stamped the ornament with versamark directly to the panels and embossed in gold.  I die cut a center circle using Spellbinder's circles.  I then stamped the sentiment from Bright Spirits and gold embossed as well.  I stamped two of the snowflakes from Glad Tidings in Ranger stormy sky and PTI berry sorbet.  I die cut and added glitter.  Finished with a few gold pearls, some stitching, ink distressing, and a double looped gold memory thread bow. I love the not so tradional colors on this for Christmas!  Totally fun, huh?

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Verve Ornamental Christmas, Glad Tidings, Bright Spirits
Paper:  The Paper Company Kraft cardstock, PTI True Black, MME assorted dp, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock
Ink:  PTI chamomille, chai, berry sorbet, Ranger stormy sky, versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders circles, Verve Cut Above Snowflakes Tidings die, sewing machine, foam squares, glue dots, dimensionals, Quickie glue pen, Recollections and Stampendous glitter, gold embossing powder,  Recollections gold pearls, metallic gold Memory Thread

Playing along with a few blog challenges!  
2 Sisters Anything Goes, Do You Stack Up? Inspiration Picture* Song (Ring the Bells)Southern Girls Inspired by a SongChristmas Stampin' All Year Long must be Christmas (use a stamp that has never seen ink) Fabulous Friday  embossing Floweret Christmas, Inspire Me Fridays  always anything goes, Mami DoodlesChristmas, Totally Papercrafts Victorian, Wags 'n Whiskers Christmas, CCEE Stampers 3 Different Shapes on Your Card (rectangle,circle, snowflake shape) Crimbo Crackers  Christmas  Make It Sparkle, Paper Crafting Journey Embossing, Incy Wincy DesignsTic Tac Toe (3 dp, Christmas sentiment, stitching)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bring Back Beautiful Challenge

Hello and happy Monday!  I am back with the girls at Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!  I am so thrilled to join this group of talented girls!  I just could not give up my beautiful Flourishes stamps entirely.  I love working for Flourishes.  This months challenge is all about the Beauty of a Fold.  

For my card I opted to go with my modified tent fold.  It is smaller.  4.5 X 11 inches.   Plus, I always have something dangling from the center in mine.  This time I have a double sentiment diecut stamped front and back.  This fold is fairly easy to do and can be done in stages for quick assembly and mass mailings!  Got to love that!  I am using Flourishes Vintage Postcard and Holiday Greetings.   I stamped my images using Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  


Tent style

Dual sentiments die cut and adhered together to dangle from center of tent.

 Focal image inside of card.

Folds flat for easy mailing.

Check out the rest of the Bring Back Beautiful team to see which fold they chose and what they created.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


I am playing along with a few other blog challenges.
 Pretty Little Ribbon Shop  Buttons and Bows, Crafty Catz Weekly Anything Goes, Joyful Stamper Inspire me Fridays, Sassy Cheryls show me something, Heart Song Inspirations  Anything Goes, Catch The Bug  November Anything Goes Card Makin' Mamas  cards only and die cuts, Crafty Catz Anything Goes, 4 Crafty Chicks Die Cuts, Crafting for all Seasons  texture,  Freshly Brewed  Anything goes, Scrapbook Sisters  Anything Goes, Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes and a bit of bling(added glitter), All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes, Stampavie and More  Anything Goes

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Anniversary and a Sketch For You To Try!

Happy Saturday!  It is the first Saturday of the month so it is time for another Sketch for You To Try!  Verve is the sponsor this month so Jen asked if some of the Verve divas wanted to play along.  Check out the link to find out how to win some Verve!

For my card I am using Verve's Love Story and I Heart U die set. I blended some patterns from MME paper pack.  I used a spellbinder's frame for the layers and  ink distressed and stitched all the panels.  I die cut my letters and added the bird images from Love Story.  I finished with a sentiment strip.   I have an anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks.  I am giving this one to my dh.  I know it has some pink in it, but that is okay.  Well, more than a little, but there are some blues too. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Verve Love Story
Paper:  MME dp, Flourishes Classic Ivory, The Paper Company kraft
Ink:  PTI chamomille, chai, berry sorbet, aqua mist
Accessories:  Verve Cut Above Dies (I Love U set), Spellbinders, foam circles, glue dots, foam dimensionals, sewing machine, prima flower

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