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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD47)!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD47)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is all about using your favorite scripture on a card.  I realize favorites change from time to time so the scripture could be your favorite one right now.  Tell us why it is your favorite.     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 my card I am using the newly released Warm Wishes along with  Peace and Joy.     I stamped  the snow scene with adorable snowman with vintage cream ink and embossed in white.   I die cut my image with Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornaments die.  To keep with the vintage theme I stenciled some ranger antique linen along with some vintage photo ink. I added touches of Reflections snow glitter to the image for a subtle contrast to the warm tones.  I also used some Prima Printery paper pad.  Less traditional Christmas colors, but I really love the warm tones and vintage feel.  I thought this snowman further expressed the scripture.  What we "do" or "can do" with the good and perfect things  we receive from God. 

Check out the cards made by this rotation's Guest Designer, Kathy Roney  , and some of the other ODBD Designers!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ODBD November Release Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Lori's Blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:
The Hop will run 8am EDT Nov. 1 until 8pm EDT Nov 2. 
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Nov 3.  
THREE blessed hoppers will win their CHOICE of ONE FREE SET, and 
 ONE very blessed hopper will win the GRAND PRIZE of their CHOICE OF THREE FREE SETS

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.

 For my card, I am using ODBD Gift of God stamp set.  I layered some MME  Christmas Collection designer papers.  I love the horizontal pine cones with greenery image that comes in the stamp set.   I decided to create a sentiment frame by stamping the image twice on top of each other with space between.   The images are cut out so close that all I had to do was eyeball it to line it up.  And, to my surprise the finish shape works fabulously with ODBD Custom Spellbinder's Elegant Ovals dies.    LOVE that!   I gold embossed and ink distressed the edges a bit.  I layered with another Spellbinder's  frame alternating with ivory and gold glittered cardstock.  The Grand Calibur cuts the heavy weight glitter cardstock out like buddah!   I am also using a frame from Spellbinder's Book Pages 2.  I added some tiny gold pearls to the embossed framed areas.   I finished with a triple look gold memory thread bow with curly ques to finish my card. 

Now I’ll send you on your way!  Your next hop is the ODBD Blog!  Don't forget to answer the question! 

November Diva Inspirations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below and leave a little comment love for their Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee6. Lynda
2. Betty7. Shannan
3. Dawn8. Sony
4. Jen d.9. Susan
5. Jen T.
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, November 7
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve 

For my card today I am using Verve's Glad Tidings and Sunny Days sets.   I am using the Mojo Monday Sketch.  I stamped the tag image and embossed with white.  I cut out with the Sweet Scallop die.   I sponged some ranger Stormy Sky ink.  I stamped the sentiment with some smokey shadow ink.   I added some snow glitter to areas of the snowflakes center.    I used the leafy sprig images from Sunny Days set.  I stamped both the large and smaller leafy image using Ranger stormy sky ink.  I used Verve's Cut Above Leafy Sprigs Die.   To keep with some cool tones,  I added some teal blue glitter to one, silver glitter to the other, and  a snow glitter to the smaller, and silver glitter to one.  I arranged the three around my seam binding blow.  I added a few curly ques of silver memory thread and topped off my bow with a star burst. 

A new month brings a new Stamp of the Month...
Poinsettia ChristmasPoinsettia Christmas
At 40% off during the month of November, Poinsettia Christmas is one splendid deal!
And for more savings, check out our Sale page to see which timeless holiday sets are on sale during the month of November!

Save the Date!
Our next release is just around the corner! Come countdown to our holiday release by joining us at our Release Party on Friday, November 11 from 9-11pm Eastern in our SCS Member Company Forum. Look for our New Release Spotlight Hops starting Wednesday, November 9 on the Verve Blog!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Paper:  The Paper Company kraft, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, MME dp,
Ink: PTI smokey shadow, chamomille, chai, Ranger stormy sky, PTI vintage cream
Accessories:  Spellbinders, cuttlebug snowflake ef,  Verve Cut Above Leafy Sprigs Die and Sweet Scallop die, silver memory thread, dyed seam binding, foam tape, glue dots, reflections snow glitter, silver glitter, aqua glitter, glue pen, sponges, white embossing powder, star burst
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