Our Daily Bread designs on Oct. 1! The added pinecones are from a past release, called Sacred Season. I'm sorry the lighting is not good on this photo. I tried taking it inside, outside, in light, in shade...and could not capture the glitter on the snow! Anyway... I just wanted to show how easy it is to work with musical backgrounds to make quick fun gifts and decor. I'll have more gift ideas coming shortly... so I hope you'll be back for that!
I got the inspiration for this ornament from Pinterest. All I did was stamp with Memento ink on Gina K Ivory card stock, sponged generously with T Holtz Distress Inks. I cut the paper about an inch longer on both ends than it needed to be, cut my thin dowel rod to the length I wanted, sanded lightly, sponged with Distress ink, and I rolled the card stock around the dowels, adhering with Aileen's Jewelry Glue. It's not necessary to use anything that strong, but I had it and decided to use it. I don't have to worry about this baby unrolling! LOL! I stamped the pinecone images from Sacred Season with Memento, colored with Copics, added white ink, then added white stickles for a nice sparkle. The twine seemed the right embellishment for a kind of rustic feel.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle - Vintage, Craftymess – Distressed, aged, Stampin With The Dragon - Music, nspired By - Photo Inspiration
That's it for today! I hope you all have a most blessed weekend!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For The Love of Blessings Collection. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Blessings Collection!
If you got here from Jan's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, simply pop on over to the ODBD blog to be sure you don't miss any stops or chances to win!
Now...here is my creation...
I used the Save Time Stamp Set, as well as Time. I created a window card, putting my clock image inside and cutting the window with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Large. The base is Kraft and the designer paper is Bo Bunny Timepiece. I sponged and antiqued with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and tied on some black linen twine. The little brad is also T Holtz. Very simple, but it was for my hubby so I needed to keep it masculine.
Here are the stamps I used:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I will send you on to sweet & super talented Chris!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I wanted to share a card I made for this week's sketch challenge on SCS. I used two of this month's release sets from Our Daily Bread designs, as well as one older set. The new sets are Keep Climbing and Mountain The older set is Bird Border and Corners. I wanted to go monochromatic so I stamped with Memento London Fog ink on Flourishes White, and did some sponging of clouds and edges. My base is Mark's Finest Papers - Mossy Sage. The Spellbinders I used are Mega Ovals and Scalloped Mega Ovals. I used a SU! corner rounder punch, and three Carl punches for my little floral embellie. I had fun with this one as I love layers, yet I kept it simple and quick in design. Although I love to color.... it's nice to just stamp too!
Don't you love this sentiment? I can attest to it's truth!
Craft a Scene - must include a Scene - Trees, Trees, Trees, Crafty-Emblies -Picture Perfect (I think this is the perfect photo I'd love to take), No Matter Which Challenges - Die Cuts and/or Punches, Di's Digis Designs - Use more than one die cut or punch,Word Art Wednesday - use the free digi Scripture or any encouraging sentiment/Scripture.
Well, that's it for me today! I hope you find yourself on the highest mountain this week!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD Fall Harvest stamps! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of ODBD Fall Harvest!
If you got here from Angie's Awesome Blog, you are in the right place! If not, simply pop on over the the ODBD blog to be sure you don't miss any stops or chances to win!
My base is Bazzill, cut with Spellbinders Labels 8. On that I layered white Papertrey cardstock cut with Decorative Labels 8 which I sponged with Colorbox and TH Distress Inks. I stamped the image from Be Joyful and the sentiment from Thank God with Colorbox Khaki ink. I added a Prima flower, some sheer ribbon and the flourish from Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents Dies.
Now you will hop to our sweet southern Sandee!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! The weather here is so beautiful right now I just wish I felt a little more up to working in the yard, because that's what I'd love to be doing right now! Anyway... a friend asked me to make a wedding card for her niece, and I really was worried because I have very few wedding stamps. However, I did manage to pull this old set out by American Crafts. It's a clear set and I had never used it... but I have to say it stamps like a dream! I stamped on Flourishes card stock with VersaFine ink and layered up my Spellbinders Labels 4 and Decorative Labels 4. I am enjoying playing with my new toys! The ribbon trim is a gift from a sweet friend.
I am entering this in the following challenges
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Shaped cards, The Cutie Pie Challenge - NO Flowers, The Pink Elephant - Wedding/Anniversary, Totally Stampalicious - Ribbon, Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes, Dream Valley Challenges - Something Old, Something New (new dies, old stamp set), No Matter Which Challenges - Die Cuts and/or Punches, That Craft Place - Black and White, The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Pop It Up
Well that's it for me today! Hope it's a wonderful week for you!!!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Hello friends! Happy Weekend!!! I'm excited because I'll get to see my kids/ grandkids this weekend and that's ALWAYS a special joy!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using this month's special release of Scripture Series 3! This is a special set because every year we hold a Customer Contest where YOU submit verses and or sentiments/ quotes you would like to use on a card, and the winners not only get to get the set free, but they get to guest design for the release, sharing a card they made with "their" verse. To see the release and the customer cards created with this set, see THIS POST.
I have to say... the verses in this particular set are among some of my all time favorites! Soooo perfect for cards!
So this card was especially fun because I just got some new Spellbinders Dies and this is the first card I created using Decorative Labels One. What fun pretty frames!!!
I stamped with Memento Ink on Flourishes white card stock, cut with SB Label One. I cut the base for the card with SB Labels One Grand, so the whole card is shaped, though a little of that base is hidden by my Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Frame. The designer paper is from a $1.00 Paula Deen pack at Michael's. I made up the stick pins with some beads I had on hand, added some bling and then the seam binding ribbon and Recollections flower. This was a super quick card but I'm pleased with the "feel" of it. I hope you enjoyed it!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
In the Pink - lots of pink plus anything but square, My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Lots of layers, Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes, Shelly's Images - Anything goes, Crafts and Me - #100 add a flower, My Mum's Craft shop - anything goes
Have a BLESSED weekend!!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Hello my friends! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I didn't really get much done because my back and sciatic nerve is still hurting, but I did manage to create one quick card to share with you. I made this with this month's Our Daily Bread designs release, Be Joyful.
Isn't this a fun set? I just love it!!! I used Memento Ink on Flourishes card stock, and then just colored the centers of my flowers with a yellow Copic marker. I used the larger image for the bg, and the smaller one for my sentiment panel, which I then cut out with the ODBD Custom SB Die, Elegant Ovals. I matted the sentiment panel with a SB Lacey Oval die using a scrap of yellow from my scrap box. I cut SB Romantic Rectangles for my outer border, piecing two together on a pattern match, since my card is square and needed a second section. I stamped a border inside the card as well, just to give some extra life to the otherwise pure white card. The sheer ribbon is from my stash forever,( so I'm entering this card in Use it Tuesdays)... and I added a butterfly made from a silk flower and ribbon as well as some bling.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Papelito's Stamps - Anything Goes, Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes, Tuesday Alchemy -Anything Goes,
Twist Of Faith Card Challenges - Must include an inspirational sentiment or scripture - #1 Joy (This set is called Be Joyful, and my verse is one of joy), Use It Tuesdays - must use hoarded supply's Use That Ribbon,Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Paper Pretties - Create a Square Card Word are Wednesday - Scripture or encouraging words... this week thinking of Paula as she fights the battle of serious illness, as are many others.... I thought this verse was perfect!
Thanks so much for stopping by! This is pretty CAS for me, but I like it and it was done in a flash, and I really need to do a bunch right now for the card rack, so I have a feeling this set is going to be VERY well used!
Have a blessed week!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Sept. release blog hop! I have had so much fun playing with this month's new sets and I think you're going to love them too!
If you got here from Sabrina's Scrumptious blog, you are in the right place! If not you might want to pop on over to the ODBD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss any thing!
Briefly, the Blog hop details:
- Hop will run from 8am EDT Sept 1 til 8pm Sept 2
- To qualify for a prize simply hop to each blog, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and which set you loved best!
- Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sept 3
- There will be FOUR FANTASTIC PRIZES! Three winners will win their choice of one free set and one blessed blogger will win the entire Sept. Bread Basket Bundle!
For my sentiment panel I matted it with another piece of card stock and colored it the same way for a little extra pop, then matted that with my white card stock. To emboss my sentiment panel, since it did not fit any of my rectangular Spellbinders just right, I cut the panels and then hand embossed the border with a larger Spellbinders tall rectangle, and my embossing stylus on a soft embossing pad. My only embellishments are some little pearls and a bow made with Martha Stewart ribbon.
Here is the set I used:
Now I will send you on your way to the next stop.... Becca's Beautiful Blog! Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!