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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ODBDSLC210-Sponging or Stencils

I stamped by fishing boat scene on a Stampbord (scratchboard type material) I punched a large circle out of a post-it note and sponged yellow on for a setting sun then reversed the mask and sponged on the sky and water reflections. I did a small amount of detail scratching on the boat and more on the wake of the boat, birds, rocks and trees in the background.  I used the Vintage Flourish Pattern die in yellow then the Vintage Label in the center so that my boat scene would show.  I did the Vintage label again in blue.  My Stampbord is matted between the card base and the flourish frame.  It is about 1/8" thick so it acts like foam tape.  I stamped the Hymn on white and then used the pennant dies to cut out my pennants.  I sponged them as well.  The pennant die was used for the Serenity stamp as well.  The pennants are strung on turquoise bakers twine.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC210 or to join the challenge 
click HERE. You have until August 3, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By 
participating in the challenge, you have a chance to be placed in a 
monthly drawing 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 the first challenge of each month.



Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration: 
Matthew 4:19-20, 23
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' They immediately left their nets and followed Him... And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #221-stamp with an acrylic block


Mark's Finest Paper stamps used: Coneflower, Bring on the Sun
Hi everyone!!  This challenge was to use an acrylic block of any kind to stamp with.  I stamped my background in Beach Ball Yellow.  I also Stamped some Popsicle Orange on the yellow gingham paper.
To join in the challenge or to see the other designer's samples, click HERE.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DRS Christmas Time

Hello everyone, I've done another card with the Christmas village stamps!! They are so cute, I think I'll be making a lot of my Christmas cards with these this year!!
DRS stamps used:  Christmas Village Post Office 114D, Christmas Village Craft Store 101D, Christmas Village 4 in one 119D, Christmas Village Church 107D, Triple Holly 1004F, Tree Line Border 981P, Joy of Christmas Greeting 562G.
The challenge this week is to use some of these colors:
I used reds, whites and a variation of green!
Please check out the DRS blog for the samples from all the designers and join in HERE.

Thanks for visiting and come again!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ODBDSLC209-Red, White and Blue week 2

Hello friends! This is the second week for the Red, white and blue Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).  Today I started off with the Heart and Soul stamp set for my sentiment by stamping with Red VersaFine then embossing with clear.  I added the Poppy stamp on both sides od my sentiment with black Memento then colored with Copic Markers.  I cut a white and a red Beautiful Border then glued them together for the top banner, adding some stars I punched.  I then die cut several scallop pennants from white and cut several hearts from the Heart and Soul paper collection using the smallest heart in the Ornate Heart set.  I used a bit of distress ink to my scallop pennants and on the edges of my banner on top.  The background in from the Christian Faith paper collection.
ODBD Stamps used: Poppy, Heart and Soul
ODBD Dies used: Vintage Labels, Beautiful Borders, Ornate Hearts, Pennants.
ODBD Papers used: Heart and Soul Collection, Christian Faith Collection
   To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC209 or to join the
   challenge click HERE. You have until July 20,
   2014 at 8:00pm 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 the first challenge of each month.
Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 220-Red

The challenge this week at Speedy Fox & Friends is to use RED.  I have these wonderful patriotic stamps from MFP (Mark's Finest Paper) and wanted to use them.  What better month than July for a patriotic card!
To join in this week's challenge, click HERE
MFP stamps used: Be Proud
Copic Markers for coloring
Red Satin Ribbon-1"
We R Memory Keepers-Embossing folder
Spellbinders- Label die

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DRS Chilly Scene Challenge

Hello everyone!! Can you believe Christmas in July???? Well, it is actually quite common to start on Christmas projects in July believe it or not and hand made Christmas cards are one of my big projects to start!  I just love the new little village scenes at DRS!!   To make my arch top I used the DRS Merry Christmas and I used a circle die on top and an oval die underneath.  I used an oval die and left out parts that stuck out with the "out of the box" technique.  I hope you will visit the DRS blog site to see all the creations for this challenge and to join in with a card of your own...it just has to be a "Chilly Scene".  Click HERE to see all the creations at DRS.
DRS stamps used: Vertical Triple Tree 876HMerry Christmas Arc 102E,
New Release DRS stamps: Christmas Village House One 117C, Christmas Village Church 107D, Christmas Village 4 in One 119D, Christmas Village Post Office 114D.
Hope you have a fantastic day today and go make a chilly scene and join in the challenge!!
Robin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ODBDSLC209-RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Hello everyone!! This week's Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) is to use Red, white and blue or a Patriotic theme.  Today I've used the new release Pennant dies and Alphabet stamps   These are a lot of fun and of course, can be used for a multitude of themes. I used the heart from the Heart and Soul stamp set and the Patriotic Eagle as well in red and blue inks, then I punched some tiny stars to place between each letter and used some red and white Baker's twine to finish it off. I hope you will join in the challenge.
ODBD Stamps used: Patriotic Eagle 2, Heart and Soul, Pennant Alphabet
ODBD dies used: Pennants, Ornate Hearts
   To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC209 or to join the
   challenge click HERE. You have until July 20,
   2014 at 8:00pm 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 the first challenge of each month.
Please visit my design team sisters to see more inspiration for this challenge:

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends #219 Four squares

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July weekend to you all!! Today's challenge at Mark's Finest Paper Speedy Fox and Friends is to use 4 squares.  I hope you can join in the challenge, there is always a prize given!!
I used the MFP stamps: Tree Frogs, Kiss Me and Bring On the Sun for today's card.  These little tree frogs are so cute!!
To join the challenge or to see the other samples for this challenge, click HERE.
Please visit the blog site to see all the lovely creations!!
The Kiss Me and I'm no prince was stamped with Black VersaFine and embossed with clear.  The little flying bugs are just stamped with Memento Black (not embossed).   The Tree Frog was stamped with Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers then cut out and popped up.
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting!!
Have a fantastic , creative weekend!
Robin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

DRS Thursday challenge-Banners and Flags

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!!!  If you are like most people around the states this is your first day of the weekend or at the very least, your last day to work!!
Today's challenge is to use flags, pennants or banners.  I used our American Flag and pennants.  DRS stampsTiny Patriot 801H, 766G USA Thanks to our Brave, Large Open Plaid 641P, Argyle Background 438P and Polka Dot Background 688P and some pennant dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, Stair Step die from Cheery Lynn Designs Twine and pop dots.
For the Argyle background stamp at top, I used Hero Arts White Unicorn Pigment ink (very opaque), stamped once on blue and once on red.  I then cut out the red diamonds and glued them to the blue.  I used the stripe (open plaid) on a sheet of white then die cut pennants same with the polka dot background (Festive Berries Distress and Mediterranean Blue Brilliance).
My Tiny Patriot and USA are colored with Copic Markers: B21, B24, B18, R14, R46, E31, E34, E33, R20, E000, RV00, C-0 and C1.
Hope you can join the challenge, click HERE.
Thanks for visiting!! Please visit the DRS blog site to see all the creations for this challenge.
 Robin

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #218- Mesh

Hi friends,  This week the challenge is to use mesh.  Yup, it's that easy.  I've used a faux metal mesh behind my Spellbinders die.  The pear was colored with alcohol inks and then the berries and leaves were done separately with Copic Markers. I cut the pear out and popped it up. The sentiment is from the Friends stamp set and I used VersaFine Black and black powder to emboss.  I used a red pen to line the sentiment die cut. The paper is gold shimmer and red linen.  Also added a gold metallic bow.
Mark's Finest Paper (MFP) Stamps: Pretty Pears and Friends.
To join the challenge click HERE. There is a prize given each week.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

DRS Challenge #128 Something New

Hi everyone!!
The challenge this week is to use something new to you!! That should be easy or maybe you can use it for an excuse to buy something new, (That would be me most of the time)!! For me this week, I have this new embossing folder that I haven't used yet (got it a couple weeks ago).  I also used corner dies.
DRS stamp used: Leaf Butterfly Spray 1098M.  I stamped the butterfly and right flower twice and colored then cut them out to pop up!  I also popped up the oval with main image.  I used the out-of-the-box cutting method when cutting the oval so that I would not cut off the butterfly wing and the upper left leaf.
I used some of my favorite colors, purple and green.
To join the challenge click HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CC Cherry Pie Delight

Here is a card I did yesterday for the Color Challenge at SplitCoaststampers (SCS).  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  For dessert you can pick another color which I did. I picked Gumball Green, (These are Stampin' Up! colors but you can pick anything close).
My image and sentiment are from Power Poppies.
Dies are (frame and oval) Spellbinders and Label band is from Taylored Expressions!!
This challenge can be found HERE.  It is never too late, there are no deadlines.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ODBDSLC208-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hello everyone!!  Today  I'm happy to show you my card for the Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).  This week is a Birthday challenge!! Come on, let's see those cards!!
To see all the creations from our designers in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 29th, 8 pm EDT to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations. 
ODBD stamps used: Smell the Roses
ODBD dies used: Quatrefoil Pattern Background, Elegant ovals, beautiful borders
ODBD papers: Blushing Rose Collection
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sisters:
Robin Clendenning (me)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 217-Flower Pot

Hi everyone!! Today's challenge at Mark's Finest Paper, Speedy Fox and Friends is to make/use a flower pot.  I have paper pieced the flower pot from the Amaryllis set.  I used the same paper again for one of my background layers.
The words are from the Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement set.
To join in the challenge click HERE.  There is a prize given each week...go do it!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

DRS Thursday Color Challenge

Hello everyone!! This challenge is based on the colors in this color seed above.  I used DRS stamps: 454M-Girly Swirly Birthday Cake, 482F-Lost Track Birthday Greeting, and 363H-Silhouette Branch on my card. I stamped the bottom part of the cake twice so that I could pop up the flowers! The background stamp was used on the blue panels and the pink panel with VersaMark.  I used some seam binding I dyed for the bow and a dot embossing folder for the tan panels.  The sentiment inside is popped up so that the bottom of the front can rest inside it for display! I love this kind of card!
I hope you will try these colors and submit your entry HERE.
I don't know about you but I can definitely use these funny kind of sentiments for my family and  friends!!!
I used Copic Markers to color my image.
Card base is 11 X 4 1/4 (half sheet). Score at 5 1/2 and on one side only score again at 2  3/4 (make this fold a valley. Your card top will be glued to this side with bottom of card and bottom of front panel even.  The front can stand up at whatever angle you like depending on where you pop up your sentiment on the inside of card.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wee Tempting Pool Gumball Fairy

Wee little fairy!! Colored with Copic markers. Used pre-made flowers and butterflies on this one. Chunky embossing powder in white from Stampendous and Stickles glitter glue in Crystal.  Dyed seam binding and green pearl halves.
I did this card for the color challenge at SplitCoaststampers (SCS). Colors today are Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Gumball Green (Stampin' Up! colors). Go to SCS for challenges each day!!

ODBDSLC207-ONE LAYER

Hi everyone!! Today I'm sharing my card for the ONE LAYER challenge, Shining the Light at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).  You can use just the card base OR the card base and one layer, which is what I did here.  I used the Vintage Flourish Pattern die as an embossing tool to make my overall background and lightly chalked it.  I then used the Decorative Vase in the same way (instead of using the cutting plate I used the rubber and embossing plate on top of the die.  It will not cut all the way through and instead makes an embossed impression of the die).  I Chalked the vase heavily with pink and then I made a reserve mask for the vase and inked the edges.  I masked the top of the vase and stamped the roses in a light gray watercolor proof ink (die ink from Hero Arts). I used a combo of Tombow ink pens and InkTense pencils with a water brush.  (I should have JUST used the InkTense pencils).  After this dried I did a little coloring outside of the flowers then used Liquid Pearls to make some "Babies Breath".
For the "Miss You", I stamped just the "Miss" by inking the stamp with a pen, then added the word "you" below the same way.  The space was so small and I could not add another layer for words so this is the way I chose to do it!
When I was finish coloring I decided to cut away part of the pattern for my Vintage Flourish Pattern die background.  I put the die back on top of my FINISHED panel (I know crazy right?) then I put the panel in cock-eyed with the cutting plat just on top of the part I wanted to cut.  I then ran it just to the end of the cutting plate and took it out.  I DID have to finish cutting in a couple spots.  This technique is normally for an edge, like part of a square etc.
Finally, I added rhinestones and a bow (which is NOT considered another layer).
ODBD stamps used: Rose Bouquet
ODBD dies used: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Decorative Vase
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 22nd to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
Please visit my talented design team sisters for more inspiration:
"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him all His host! Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him all you stars of light! Praise Him, you heavens above the heavens, and you waters above the heavens!  Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created".  Ps. 148:1-5

Saturday, June 14, 2014

SAND

Stamps are from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The challenge was to make sand.
ODBD: Vintage Labels die, Sea stamp, Count the Waves
I used Diamond Dust and Stickles on the wave splash and foam. The sea grass is green vellum which was curled with my fingernail. The sand was made with heavy embossing powder, micro beads, gold dust and gold flakes. All the little shells and star fish are real!

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge # 216 Sun Rays

The challenge this week at Mark's Finest Paper is to do a card with sun rays.  Well obviously I see in techi-color. My rays are very colorful but as most of you know...I LOVE COLOR!!  The bow reminds me of a big flower and the hummer is going for it!
I used the MFP stamp sets: Great Flowers and Oriental Joy for this card.
Dies are from Spellbinder.
To join in the challenge click HERE.  There is a prize every week!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

DRS CHALLENGE 126 -MAKE A BORDER

DRS stamps used: 272D "You Brighten My Day"
                              441A Argyle Dimond
                              438P Argyle Background
                              087K Tree House
                              293P Stonewall and Gate
Today's challenge is to make a border.  I have a couple borders on this card.  I stamped a background stamp at the top and cut it to be a border.  I also added two lines of grass border at the bottom made with a Martha Stewart punch.
I used a scalloped edge with ink to create my sky and everything else was colored with Copic Markers except the back layer of grass, I used Pan Pastels to darken it a little.
This little guy is enjoying the tree house he and his dad built together.  He is so happy to have a place to go where little sister can't follow!
To join this challenge, using a border on your card, click HERE.  To see all the creations for this challenge click HERE.
Thanks for visiting and comments are always welcome!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ODBDSLC206-PINK, TAN AND IVORY

Hello everyone! This week's Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) is to create a card using Pink, Ivory and Tan.  
I've created this card on a base of tan, then using the Vintage Flourish Pattern die, I cut an ivory panel.  I used pre-emboss pink paper to cut the elegant oval (Spellbinders) then used the inside dies from Vintage Flourish Pattern die set to cut another tan layer.  The bird (my favorite) and blossoms ivory panel was cut from the nesting ovals and the "out of the box" technique for his tail feathers. The bird is from Sing to the Lord stamp set and the blossoms on top plus the words are from the new June release, Cherry Blossoms.
I added Tan satin ribbon to the ivory die cut before laying it down then glued a piece of ivory lace to it.  I sewed around the edges catching the lace with a zig-zag stitch.  After all layers were down I used a couple of glue dots to adhere my triple loop bow and I used Liquid Pearls on the Stamen of the flowers.
You can find the stamps and dies I used by clicking on the sets below.
ODBD stamps used: Cherry Blossom and Sing to the Lord
ODBD dies used: Vintage Flourish Pattern
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 15th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who have used ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:
Chris Olsen Team Leader
Robin Clendenning (you are here)
"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.  For I have said, 'Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.'" Ps. 89: 1-2

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends challenge 215 Oriental

This week's challenge at Mark's Finest Paper, Speedy Fox & Friends is to do an Oriental themed card.
I used Oriental Joy and Bearded Iris stamp sets.  I also used some Asian paper, gold embossing powder, gold leaf pen, pearls, ribbon and chunky embossing powder to finish my card.
Well, I know that MFP has a ton of Oriental stamps so get out there and start stamping!!  There is a prize given each week! To join the challenge click HERE.  Speaking of prizes, please leave me a comment and a way to get in touch so I can send out a stamp set.  One will be given out randomly each week (till I run out that is).
After leaving a comment you can email me here: robin137@sti.net to leave your name and email.  If you win I will email you for your shipping address.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

North Coast-Glamping

 Outside of Pop up card
This is what the inside of the card looks like before inserting it and adding all the little elements.
 Inside-eye level
Inside looking down.
Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations May Release, here is the card I created. For more inspiration using the May Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog.
This is made with the Happy Camper stamp set from North Coast Creations.
I made the pop up cards by making slits in the inside card.  The large pop up for the trailer has an extra set of slits on the right side for the fire-pit.    This is really simple to do and makes a really cute surprise for the recipient.   This trailer camping is called Glamping (Glamorous camping). 
See all the creations for this look back.
Julie * Lori * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Amber * Sabrina
happy-camper

DRS Challenge 125 Pets R Us

Hi everyone! This is my first challenge card for DRS Design and I'm so happy to be part of the DRS design team!!  Today's challenge is to do a pet or pet sympathy card.  Can you tell I'm a dog person??  I lost my loving pal, Cody, a couple years ago so I know how people feel when they lose a pet...your pet is part of the family!  Here is an easy card you can do to let your friend know you care, or come up with one of your own card and join the challenge HERE.
To make this card I used the Pet Sympathy stamp, 1074G and the dog bone, 080A.  I finished it off with some dies, embossing folders, corrugated kraft,  pop dots and twine.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ODBDSLC205-White on White

This week Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) is to create a white on white card.  Here is what I used to make this card.
ODBD stamps used: Chalkboard Fan Background, Flourish Label Borders, Holy Angels
ODBD dies used: Vintage Labels, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Beautiful Borders, Angel Wings, Ornate Hearts
I used some silver embossing powder to allow for some definition with the stamping. So the background stamp, frame outlines and words were done in silver.  This kind of card would make a really nice wedding card using the Lovebird stamp set or one similar.   Each layer is popped up with foam tape.
I also added some sheer white ribbon, some clear Wink of Stella and some white pearls.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 8th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the  the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design  team sister:
Robin Clendenning (you are here)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #214 Vintage

This week's challenge at Mark's Finest Paper Speedy Fox & Friends is VINTAGE.  Anything Vintage will work for this challenge, so get your stamps out and start stamping!!!
I used Big Boy Toys and Plywood stamp sets to create this card. I have a time piece embossing folder that I used and some old token pieces from a transit line (I used one here). To finish it off I used some decorative brads, some copper wire that I shaped and some twine.  Just have some fun and create a card! There is a prize given out each week.
This is one of my favorite stamp sets because it is so fun to color.   I love old trucks and cars!
One of my favorite places to visit close by is Bodie Historic State Park.  If you ever come to Central California you must visit Yosemite National Park and if you get to the east side of the sierra (just east of Yosemite) go to Bodie.  It was left as it stood in the late 1800's early 1900's after the gold was played out.  People left everything.  Old wagons and even cars out in fields now part of the landscape. Product still on shelves in the general store...furniture still in place...you get the picture.  There is also an old gold mill still there where you can go on a tour (guided by a man dressed in the "time period" and speaking as if he were actually working there at that time) and see  Fascinating!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

North Coast Creations- Ballet

Ballet stamp set by North Coast Creations.
Dies by Spellbinders.  I saw a creation using interlocking die cuts in "Card Maker" magazine.  I wanted something different so I thought I'd give it a try.  It works really well.  The first photo shows the card almost shut tight, the next is almost open and the third is obviously open. 
Pearls adorn this creation from the outside top and bottom to each interlocking die cut.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

North Coast-Dancing

The Ballet stamp set from North Coast Creations.  These beautiful ballet shoes are great as the main focal point or for a background...I've used them as both here on this card.
Dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs: Elegant Ovals, Antique Labels, Ornate Borders and Flowers, and Vintage Labels

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ODBDSLC204-INSPIRATION PHOTO CHALLENGE

The challenge this week is to make a card inspired by one of these photos.  I chose the Aqua of course.
For this Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD), I used the Watering Can stamp and Watering Can die, the Ornate Frames Sentiments, Fancy Foliage dies,  the Quatrefoil Pattern die and the Vintage Flourish Pattern dies.
Other dies by Spellbinder.
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 1st to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sister:
Robin Clendenning (you are here)
Our Design Team captain, Chris Olsen,  is out with an injury so she will not have a card this week. I will put a link to her blog though in case you might want to go leave her some love!!

Is. 40:6-8  "All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.  The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;  surely people are grass.  The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."

Monday, May 26, 2014

June Class-Stamping with Embossing Folders

This is one of three cards I will do in class for June.  We will be doing the "Stamping with Embossing Folder" technique.  If you want to join in the class, call 559 642-6611, The Cat's Meow, or go to her web site at:
www.catsmeowstamps.com.  This class will not be posted on the web site until June 1st but you can call any time. 
The other two cards will feature the technique as a background.

Popped up Flutter Fairy

 Here is a card that has several layers.  Some are popped up and some are just molded and slightly popped with dimensional glue.  Her little front arm and front foot are the highest layers.  Even some of the butterflies on the top above the sentiment are popped up.
This stamp set is from Tiddly Inks.
Dies are from Spellbinders.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends #213-Magic Masking Tape

Today's challenge is to use the masking tape technique.  That is to pick up your ink with masking tape and lay it on your project to transfer the ink.  For my card, I masked off my image and laid color down for a background.  I used Lime Green Brilliance at the bottom and Sky Blue Brilliance for the top part.  The blue is hard to see but it is there.  you can use it to lay down color and stamp on top of it too like a silhouette stamp.
I used the Bearded Iris stamp set for today's challenge.
To join the challenge you can click HERE.  There is a prize given out each week and as before, I will give a prize out to a random commenter.  Please leave an email address on your comment so that I can contact you about an address to send your stamp set to.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Color challenge at SplitCoastStampers

This is a card I did for SplitCoastStampers (SCS) for the color challenge.  I couldn't help but think of flowers for these colors and I just happened to dye some seam binding the other day that turned out, well what you see, kind of a cantaloupe color.  The image is from Power Poppy.  It is a digital image that I downloaded and then printed on cardstock.  I used Copics to color and the dies are from Spellbinders.  To find this challenge and others like it, go to: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/index.php this link is for the HOME page where you can find daily challenges.
To find my gallery page with hundreds of card samples, go HERE.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ODBDSLC203-SKETCH

This week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD), is the sketch challenge. This is the sketch:
I have used ODBD paper from their Rustic Beauty pack. Also a stamp from the Scripture collection 13 that I die cut with Vintage Labels.  I used a border from Beautiful Borders and some leaves from Fancy Foliage.  Just adding some ribbon and a pre-made butterfly finished off my card!! I let the beautiful paper do the shining this week!
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until May 20th to join us.  For this challenge you use any stamp but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sisters:
"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." II Cor. 3:18