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Saturday, December 10, 2016

I Can Do All Things-Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Good morning!
Join me in welcoming Blue Knight Rubber Stamps to InkMaginations!!
I am super excited to bring you this rubber stamp company with gorgeous images and sentiments.

My first card for Blue Knight features Beautiful Roses 11-01-0001 and Bible Verses 2-11-00-0048 

The roses I've colored with a combination of R20, R21, R32, R14 and Y11.  My leaves are G21 and YG63 with touches of the R21 and R20.  The paper is by Graphic 45 and the embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  I have added pearls on all the cross sections of the embossing and on a few places on the frame (die by Sue Wilson).  I love this apricot color!! Don't you?
The framing layers are popped up with 3M foam tape and I've used a beautiful sheer apricot ribbon to finish.

I hope you like this card and that you will go check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps to see all the wonderful images they have.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ODBDSLC281 Let's Be Sentimental

Good morning!

 It is getting close to Christmas, the time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Today I'm featuring a new stamp from the December release which is some of the teachings of Christ, the Beatitudes (can be found in Matthew 5-read it for yourself).  I love this scripture!

Time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!
Let's Get Sentimental

ODBD paper: Shabby Rose CollectionHalf Shutter fold

I used 3 papers from the Shabby Rose collection and the Fancy Fold pre-cut and scored card to create this. I cut and mat each piece to fit in the spaces then used the word dies and butterflies to decorate.  I stamped the Beatitudes on a piece of decorative paper and embossed, then rounded the corners with a template and scissors and framed it with the Ornate Oval frame.
I added the Deco Border to the top and bottom of the card, cutting it a bit smaller than each section so that it would not interfere with the score lines.
I sponged gray Distress ink on the edges of my panels to match the gray butterflies in the paper print.
My embellishments are pearl trails for the butterflies. I used bits of decorative pearl shapes (scrolls and such) to achieve the little swirls.

Please visit my design team sister for more inspiration
Chris, Julie, and Diana

There will be a $15 gift certificate  toward stamps for one random winner as well as one winner for the Shining the Light Award.
Use at least one stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, Artistic Outpost or North Coast Creations for this challenge.  
 Participants have until Friday, December 30 to join us.  Just link your card on the ODBD blog site HERE.
I hope you will join us this month for YOUR chance to win!

ODBD Products used

Thanks for visiting today!!

John 8:12New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ODBD December New Release Blog Hop

Good morning!
Are you ready for our new release?
It's beautiful!!

My first card features the new release For Thine Is The Kingdom.

I also used the new Deco Art Border and ODBD favorites Pretty Posies, Birds And NestFancy Foliage, Shabby Rose Collection Paper and Butterfly and Bugs stamp set
I stamped the For Thine Is The Kingdom with black ink and then stamped the butterflies with pink ink, it's visible but doesn't interfere with the reading of the passage.  I cut it and rounded the corners with a radius template and scissors then inked the edges with pink. I cut my flowers and shaped them, cut the foliage and Deco Border in green along with some leaves.  I layered 3 papers from the Shabby Rose paper and added pink tulle, the flowers, foliage, leaves and border. I glued some pink Prills to the flower centers and placed some pearl accents around the flowers to bring it all together! 
I really love this new Scripture stamp.  It is perfect for making a gift for a friend.

My second card features the new release Pennant Verses and Double Stitched Pennants along with the Pennant Flags

I also used ODBD favorites Birds And Nest (For the flowers), Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Decorative Corners and Cozy Quilt Collection paper. 
I added twine and Prills as embellishments for this card.
I layered the decorative paper with matching card stock and stamped, cut out and die cut the pennant layers, corner, and flowers then put it all together.  My decorative paper is popped up from the oval cut out. 
My center oval was embossed and Liquid Pearls was added to each cross section. The bottom banner sentiment is in a wave bend.
Get your ink out, it's time to make some beautiful gifts for family and friends.

Visit each team member's blog and comment for a chance to win.
Design team sisters "Breadsticks"
Cathy * Grace * Kathy * Robin * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * Julie 
Sabrina * Chris * Diana * Lori * Anita * Helen 

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2016 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Products used

Thanks for visiting today!!
Enjoy all the new release cards you'll see along the way!

As Christmas approaches please remember the real reason we celebrate.
Matthew 1:20b-25
“do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!

    She will give birth to a son,

and they will call him Immanuel,[j]

    which means ‘God is with us.’”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ODBDSLC280-Challenge Reminder

Good morning!
This is my reminder for our challenge this month!
It's a great sketch challenge but as you can see, it may be interpreted in your own way or direction.

I decided to make my circle elements ovals and triangles (the tree) on this card. But basically this is the same sketch.
I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug for my background and a previously made background panel was used to die cut the Vintage Borders, tree and mat behind the embossing. I made the teal panel with Color Burst watercolors. I die cut the string of lights and put Stickles on the bulbs.  The tree is white embossed.  My star for the top of the tree is from the Holy Night Nativity die set.
I just added a nice sheer teal ribbon bow on the side and Liquid Pearls to the embossed background to top it off.
Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration

You may use any Our Daily Bread Designs, Artistic Outpost or NorthCoast Creations stamps to create you card and then submit it to the ODBD blog HERE.

There will be a $15 gift certificate  toward stamps for one random winner as well as one winner for the Shining the Light Award (you must use at least one ODBD stamp to be eligible for the Shining The Light Award).

ODBD produsts used. Find them HERE.

Psalm 95:1-2
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;

Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Friday, November 18, 2016

ODBD November New Release Reminder

Good morning!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs November Release, here is the card I created featuring Snowlake Sky, Snow Crystals and also the Peace Border from the October release. For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

This is my clean and simple (CAS) snowflake design.
My blue/purple background was made using water color paper, spray with water, add Color Burst or any intense color (that mixes with water) then sprinkled with Kosher (coarse ground salt) and set it aside to dry.  It makes wonderful designs as it dries.
I wanted just a strip of the Snowflake Sky so I made a frame with the Pierce Rectangles (narrowing the rectangle by re-cutting one long side side. Make sure piercings are lined up or you get double piercing on part of it).
I cut the Peace Border from scrap background paper (the blue/purple) and cutting it again in white, glued them together and glued under my snowflake Sky panel then added two tone purple ribbon over the edge then glued it to the card base.
Next I cut out my Snow Crystals with more leftover background and glued them to the top portion and added rhinestones.

My second card features the Snowflake Sky and Snow Crystals as well.

I also used the Pierced Circles and Pierced Ovals.
This was a sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers that I thought would go well with these dies.
My backgrounds were already made and in my stash...I love having a stash!
The pink background is done with Radiant Pearls (gold and pinks) and the turquoise snowflakes were cut out of a water color salted background.

ODBD Breadsticks
Sandee * Helen * Cathy * KathyJulie 
Dawn * Lori * Robin * Sabrina * Anita * Diana

ODBD Products used

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God;

And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

DRS Everyday Like Christmas!

Good morning!!
This card was done for a color challenge (See the color palette below).

I've used the new DRS new release 1024F Potted Berry Tree, Good Friends sentiment and also 487L Season's Greetings.
I admit, these are not the typical Christmas colors but hey, every year it seems they come out with new colors for Christmas so,why not!
I also used double stitch dies from ODBD to do all the mats and framing.
The upper corners have blue Liquid Pearls added to it and I've added paper Candy Dots to the corners.
That's about it!
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ODBD November Special Holiday Release

Good morning!
Oh my goodness, aren't these new ornaments gorgeous!
I love the new mix of papers too, traditional Christmas colors are always 

ODBD stamps: Christmas Ornament
I stamped and die cut my ornament then colored and added some Liquid Pearls to dots, added Prills to the flower center and cut greenery then made a bow.
I cut two rectangles with the Pierced Rectangle dies and two different papers from the new collection then cut a Filigree Frame out of ivory.  I cut a red layer with the pierced rectangles, a layer of ivory and the card base from dark red. Layered and popped up layers, popped up my ornament then added the greenery and bow.  Finally, I added some ivory pearls and called it good.

My next card is done with the same Christmas Ornament stamp set, embossed in white on red stock.
ODBD stamps: Christmas Ornament
I stamped, embossed and die cut my ornament then set aside while I built up my card base.
I used the Snowflake sky die to create my background along with the new Holly Jolly paper.  I die cut my Ornate Oval frame in white then used the Ovals in red and the inside decorative oval of the Ornate Ovals with the red Holly Jolly paper.
Layered and popped then added my pearls, white "greenery" and bow!

Hop along with us and comment for a chance to win!!
Our Daily Bread Designs "Breadsticks"
Grace * Cathy * Chris * Kathy * Sabrina * Robin
Diana * Sandee * Lori * Helen * Julie 

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 16, 2016 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 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD New Products used

Job 37:5-6
God thunders marvelously with His voice;
He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’;

Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.

Friday, November 11, 2016

ODBD Weekly Inspiration

Good morning!
Here is some more inspiration for you using our new stamp and die sets.
This card features Merry & Bright,
 Snowflake Season Paper and Christmas Lights from the Novemer Release.

ODBD stamps: Merry & Bright, Joys Of The Season
ODBD dies: Welcoming Window, Lavish Layers, Christmas Lights, Windowsill Candles, Christmas Candles, Lovely Leaves
ODBD paper: Snowflake Season
The window, snowflake background paper and border are all popped up over the outside tree scene.
I stamped the tree twice and also splattered with white acrylic paint to make it look like it is snowing.
I decorated the window with candles and tiny poinsettias,  I added Christmas lights and bows around the window as well.
The tiny poinsettia have white Prills in the centers.
I hope this give you more ideas for Christmas cards.
Please go see the Our Daily Bread Designs gallery for more inspiration.
Thanks for visiting today!!!