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Thursday, February 4, 2016

DRS Challenge #212 Lucky Charms

Good morning!
Time for a new challenge.  This week at DRS Designs you need to portray your "lucky" charm
 or use a charm in some way.
I made some charms with Shrinky Dink (Shrink Plastic).
Under my bow I have strung my shrink plastic charms.  The shamrocks are from a die and the Celtic cross-Infinity Shamrock 281E, is stamped and cut out.  These were all about 4 times the size when they started out.  I punched 1/8" holes at the top of the shamrocks (hoping that would be large enough after shrinking), to thread some floss through for stringing.  That worked just fine, I don't think I would go any smaller.  You can't wait until after shrinking because the plastic gets thicker and much harder.
For the card itself I stamped the new release Tall Shamrocks 681G and Shamrocks and Shenanigans 692F onto white cardstock and colored with Copics- YG03, & YG23. and made a frame with the My Favorite Things rectangle stitched frame.  That is about it except for the sheer ribbon bow.
To see all the designer's cards and to submit your own creation, please click HERE for the DRS blog site.
Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ODBDSLC Challenge #270 Sketch

Good morning!
Our month long challenge for February is a sketch (found below).
You can enter multiple times during the month!!

 ODBD stamps: Many Thanks
ODBD dies: Layered Lacey Squares, Ovals, Stitched Ovals
ODBD papers: Easter Card Collection, Pastel Paper Pack
This sketch is really fun and easy, come join in to be eligible for the prize! 

I've used the new paper from the Pastel paper pack for my lavender background and my inner square is made from using the Layered Lacey Squares die and the Easter Card paper pack.
The verse is from our new stamp set Many Thanks!

Please visit my design team sister for more inspiration
ChrisDiana, and Robin (you are here)

New, starting this month:
Participants can use ODBD stamps, North Coast Creations, and Artistic Outpost to  be spotlighted for the Shining the Light challenge and as I said above, you can enter multiple cards during the month.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC270 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until February 28, at 8:00 pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.
Give thanks to the Lord or He is good!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 1, 2016

ODBD February New Release

Good morning friends!
It's time for the new February release Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!!
There are lots of new stamps and dies this month so
 I hope you will enjoy seeing all the designer's samples as you hop along!!

Today my cards are all about Easter!
I heat embossed the Easter Egg Background with white embossing powder then rubbed Wild Plum, Stream and Beach Ball Yellow dye inks over the embossing and wiped off the excess just to add some more fun Easter colors.  The Flourished Happy Easter is heat embossed with white as well and then die cut with the Stitched Oval and framed with white using the Oval die.
I die cut the new Easter Eggs and die cut some coordinating colors for behind (the Easter Eggs die also comes with the small flower die).  I cut the Ornamental Cross from glossy white to give it a new texture/color of white and added a dusty pink acrylic bauble that matches the pastel paper exactly!
For a final touch, I added the sheer white ribbon to my card; I think ribbon and bows just make a card more elegant or fancy, don't you?

My next card is everything Christ centered!  The perfect Lamb of God went to the cross for us.
And on the third day, early in the morning, He rose again!
I've made my card an easel card so that I could have my Easter display and also use the large Happy Easter in all it's flourished beauty showing all at once.
I stamped my sentiments in London Fog because of the gray tones on my little lamb...I just liked it better.  I also used an embossing folder for the top part of the card after stamping the sentiment then added the partial Double Stitched Circle at the bottom (like a sun rise).   I love plaid and this pastel plaid matches perfectly with the pastel solids.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles and Rectangles for all of my framing on both top and bottom. The Cross was die cut twice, I left the pieces in the bottom (I tape them from behind to make sure they stay in) to make the base for my cross.
These are all wonderful new designs for Easter but there are some other new designs out this month that you will see in the other designer's blogs. Have fun!

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until February 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Blog Hop ODBD Designers:
Cathy * Robin C. * Sandee * Julie * Dawn * Lori 
Robin T. * Chris * Angie * Silke * Lisa * Diana * Sabrina

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Thanks for visiting today and be sure to visit all the designer's blogs and comment for a chance to win  a $25 certificate for ODBD stamps!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

DRS Challenge #211 Sparkle and Shine

Good morning!
Here is my sparkle and shine card for the new challenge.
I used several coats of Heavy clear embossing powder on my die cut shamrocks to make them shine.
I also used gold chunky embossing powder on the Shamrock Background 326H making my framing for the image and on the image itself 521L Sean & the Rainbow.  I did color the image first, of course, with Copic Markers. 
My gold and black framing dies are Spellbinders, along with the Shamrock frame and image dies.
The sentiment stamp is a new release.
Come and join in with this fun challenge at DRS Designs.  You can also see all the other designer samples there. You don't have to use heavy embossing powder, you can choose glitter, Stickles, Glossy Accents...anything that shines or sparkles.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Super-Gate fold scenics

Super Gate Fold or as I also call it, Hinged Gate Fold.

This first one is called "Love Lives Here".  The stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The dies are by Joy, Memory Box, I.O., and Cottage Cuts.  This one also has extra layers so the purple is 2 3/4" X 4 1/4" on the sides, 5 1/8" X 4 1/4" on the inside.  Then light blue at 2 1/2" X 4" and 4 7/8" X 4 1/4" for the center inside.  I used Glossy Accents (Diamond Glase or Crystal Effects would be the same) on the icicles and Stickles along with loose glitter on the rest of the snow. I rubbed white dye ink on the embossed sky and the bricks of the house before adding anything to them.  Here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where I live, we have Blue Jays/Steller Jays instead of cardinals so that is why my birds are blue.  They have the same crested head as the cardinal.
I'm not sure who makes the embossing folder because there is no name on it (I should have kept the packaging). The ground is just torn white card stock.  I used the right deer rear end and bird to tuck my front in for a closure.
This one has no extra matting so it is just like the pattern above.  I used a ribbon for closure on this one.
The dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs, Cottage Cuts, Sue Wilson, Sizzix and Dee's Distinctively. 
I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I had making them, it was really fun!  You could really do ANY kind of scene with these.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DRS Designs Challenge #210 Color

Good morning!
Welcome to another challenge at DRS Designs.  This week is a color challenge.

The front of my card is done with the open plaid (stripe) and a heart die cut opening with a scallop heart frame.  I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day on pink then cut it out with a heart and placed it so that the happy Valentine shows through the window.  On the inside I decided to make my hearts look like these little hearts on the color palate.  I reverse masked the hearts and stamped the open plaid again. Used my stamp aligner to stamp the corners and stamped my romantic sentiment on top of the striped hearts.  This is the perfect Valentine for your true love!
I hope you will join the challenge this week, you will be eligible to win the weekly prize.
To see the other designer cards for this challenge and to submit your entry 
 please click on the link to the DRS Blog site.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs-Wishing

Good morning!
Today I have for you a Valentine (could be for any occasion) for a friend!
Another idea for our month long challenge!
The New is: Wishing and Wishing Words.

I have used the (new) January release Wishing die and Wishing Words
I also used the (older): Asters, Ornate Hearts, Boho Background, Rectangles and
I double cut Wishing with white and pink as a shadow. Each Aster layer was cut twice, shaped and glued together. I sponged a bit of pink on for color and added some fringed pink mulberry paper in the centers.  I cut the Shabby Rose paper a tiny bit smaller than my white layer and glued them together.  I then used the straight edged heart to die cut through both layers.  I Added the Boho Background to the back of the cut then foam taped it up from the folded card base.  I then made my heart frame by cutting the outer scalloped heart and again using the inner straight line heart to cut out the center and glued it in place.
My sentiment is White heat embossed to a piece of Shabby Rose paper and die cut with a small rectangle die (which I then shortened with the same die). I matted it twice to go with the other layers, added a bow and glued my flowers in place! Done!  Easy peasy.
You can find this card on the challenge blog site HERE along with a card from my sister "breadstick" Chris. Please visit Chris's blog post to see her card and how she made it.

Here are the Our Daily Bread Products I've used:

Thank you for visiting today!
I Wish you happiness and joy in your New Year!
My prayer for you for the New Year is:
Colossians 1:9-14
"... to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed usinto the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins".


Friday, January 15, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs January Look Back

Good morning!
Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs January 1st Release, here is the card and the project I created. For more inspiration using the January Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

This card is different from my usual colorful cards, I wanted to do something in gray tones, white and silver.
 ODBD stamps: Wishing Well, Wishing Words
ODBD dies: Wishing, Stitched Ovals, Double Stitched Rectangle, Leafy Edged Border, Flourished Star Pattern
I started this card with two panels 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 and embossed each with a different folder, cut one with the curved plain Leafy Edged Border then glued it to the bottom of my brick embossed panel and die cut both together with the Flourished Star Pattern outside stitched die.  I then cut another Leafy Edged Border using one of the decorative edges for my border between the two different embossings and glue it down.  I stamped my Wishing Well and die cut it with one of the Double Stitch Rectangles and cut the second Double stitch rectangle "frame" out and glued it on.  The Wishing Well was colored with Copic Markers in both warm and cool gray tones and a "grounding" done with cool gray tones.
I dyed my ribbon to match and was extrememly happy to find gray pearls in my stash!  These were together mounted on a card folded base.  I now stamped my sentiment and die cut with the Stitched Ovals and die cut my "Wishing" from a print silver.

I also did a book marker with the Bible Journal stamp "Your Mercy"
This second one is with a slight variation (I sponged the edges with Sky Blue Brilliance Ink).  I'm not sure which one I like better!!

I hand cut my tag after tracing a store bought tag  because I wanted it to be longer.
I wanted to use some bright happy colors for this tag (which I gave to my hubby because he loves book markers!!).  This stamp is very easy to color and you can use any number of color combos...I love it! I used it in my Bible and used it for a tag...I think I will make some gift tags now...I have lots of friends at church who would love a book marker like this!
You could also mask off the scripture reference and use this anywhere in your Bible, or Planner, Calendar, get the picture!

Be sure to visit each designer to get some GREAT inspiration!! 
Sandee * Cathy * Julie * Lori * Robin T. * Dawn * Robin C. (You are here!)

ODBD products used:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DRS Designs Challenge #209 Heart to Heart

Good morning!
This is a special fold card that I've made for the heart challenge this week.
I used the very cute Cupig 607G for the front.

This photo shows the flaps a little better and how they over-lap.

The edges of all three panels are sponged and stamped with 808H Interlocking Hearts.  I die cut 3 pink scallop hearts to place on each panel (the two sides are glued over the half cut out hearts making the flaps that fold over each other).  Inside I stamped the 664G Be My Valentine Question Mark  on one of the pink hearts then I punched and die cut some smaller hearts to glue to the right side flap then I stamped it with one of the 670D Hugs 4 in 1 words "Hugz".
It was a little hard getting this card to stand up straight because of the heart point bottoms so it may look a bit crooked but it really isn't.
To see more inspiration for the Hearts challenge and to link your own card, please click HERE.  This link takes you to the DRS Blog site.
Thanks for visiting today!