Tuesday, November 18, 2014

You're My Shining Star!

Hello friends!  Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?  LOL!  Well sometimes it feels like I have, but I assure you, I AM still here!  I have been busy making my "Dirty Dozen" cards for November, among other things!  If you are a Fan Club member on Splitcoast Stampers, you can see this month's gallery, including my projects HERE. Since this is something special for Fan club members only,  I'm not allowed to post those photos anywhere else for at least 6 months, but we'd love to have you come by and see what we've been up to this month!

However, today I did get in to my craft room, tried to clean up the mess from November's theme, and put together a couple simple cards.  I'm sure when you look at this card you're thinking this is NOT my style. You'd be right, but  I wanted a card for a boy, and I thought perhaps this month's ODBD release - Shine On along with the custom Sparkling Star Die might work.  I also am sharing just a little smidge of a sneak peek at some new designer paper called the Patriotic Paper Collection, which will be releasing Dec. 1.  I love the fact that a lot of the papers while patriotic in nature, also could be used for other things as well! 

For this card I cut a Sparkling Star die from Night of Navy and the next smaller sized one from silver glitter paper.  I used the sentiment from Shine on and the designer papers were used for the strips (which were cut with an EK Success Punch), as well as the mat. I embossed  the Neenah White layer with a Stars Embossing folder from Darice, and added a few silver flat sequins.  I think this works for a boy's card, don't you?

Well that's it for now.  I know my US friends are all getting geared up for Thanksgiving, and I am as well.  I've got my favors made and ready to put on the table.  If I could only clean now and have it still be clean then.... I'd be all set!  LOL!

Here's today's blessing from the Word:
"The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord.  He delights in every detail of their lives."
Ps 37:23 NLT

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Sparkly Star Z Fold

Hello friends!  I hope you all are doing well!

Today I have a Z-fold card to share with you, using the November release from ODBD!  I  used Shine On for my front star designs, and Come Let Us Adore Him for the star that's inside. I used the Custom Sparkling Star dies and the Splendorous Star Dies to cut my stars out.   The sentiment on this card can go on the middle panel or the back.  I heat embossed the stars in Gold Embossing powder and Copper Embossing Powder.  I also used the beautifully elegant 2014 Winter Paper Collection.  I "hung" my stars with thin ribbon and added bows and lace which is also laced with the same ribbon.

Here is the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Forgive my short post but between computer problems and being really busy right now, I'm just trying to get the essentials posted! Thanks for understanding!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD November Release!!!

ODBD stamps Come Let us adore Him designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD November release!  I hope you have had a chance to see the full release, but if not, be sure to stop by the ODBD Blog!  We are sharing shining stars this month! 

Here's the Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my first card above, I used Come Let Us Adore Him, and the Flourished Star Pattern Dies, Splendorous Star Die, Shining Star die and the Sparkling Stars dies.  I also used a past release, Elegant OvalsI also used the gorgeous new Winter 2014 Paper Collection.

I started with a Neenah White base, layered on my dies from Neenah White and embossed the verse with silver embossing powder.  I also cut a Splendorous star and the Shining Star and several Sparkling stars from silver glitter paper.  I cut apart one sparkly die cut from the Flourished Star Pattern die set and glued it back together on the white star so that the tips of the points would show behind my sentiment layer.  (In other words, I made it a little bigger to make a pretty frame for my sentiment panel).  I finished it off with some tiny stars from the Sparkling Stars set and a silver sheer bow.

For my second card below, I made a Z fold card.   I used Come Let us Adore Him, heat embossing with a Copper Glittered embossing powder.  I cut them with Splendours Star Dies and the Flourished Star Pattern die.  (These dies layer beautifully together).   I added some tiny stars from the Sparkling Stars set as embellishments, and one copper Shining Star die cut.   The paper is the beautiful new 2014 Christmas Paper Collection.  The base is a sparkly copper card stock.  Some pearls and pearl flourishes finished it off.

ODBD stamps Come Let Us Adore Him, designed by Grace Nywening

Here is another angle.

I lined up my front star with the inside star so they exactly line up when the card is closed.  Below is a close up of the sparkly copper embossing powder.  I hope you can see a bit of the sparkle!

Please be sure to visit my DT sisters so you don't miss a chance to win a prize! 

Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * Lisa * Wanda * Grace *Silke * Sabrina 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!