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Thursday, April 23, 2015

DRSDesigns Challenge #171 Bloomin' Beautiful!

Good morning!

DRS stamps used: 671L Daisy Basket, 349F Butterfly Greeting, 342P Checkerboard Background.
I used Iridescent white embossing powder to emboss the checkerboard background, just to give some texture. I used a flip/swing card die from Sizzix to make this card.  I out the sentiment on the back, which flips to the front when open. I used the Daisy basket to make the front (which flips to the back when open).  All that's added is a bow, some little decorative trim and tiny butterflies with pearl heads.  I love this kind of card!  You can actually make your own flip card. There is a tutorial at SCS here.
Hope you have a great day creating and join in the challenge.  To see all the designers samples and to join in the challenge, click HERE.
Robin

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ODBDSLC #235 Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!
Today starts a new challenge at ODBD!! The challenge is to make your card with inspiration from the photo below. Please join us!


ODBD stamps used: God Quotes
ODBD dies used: Doily, Umbrella
ODBD paper used: Shabby Rose
I wanted to make my umbrella like the one in this photo, folded up with lots of goodies hanging out so I used a scoring board and made accordion type folds in my umbrella, tied a ribbon around it and added a bit of lace to the top.  I made this card a twisted easel card. I used the doily die to make my card base and front and the inside part of the doily die with the Shabby Rose collection paper for the decoration on the circles.  On the inside, I used a rose as a stop.
I filled the umbrella with pre-made flowers and some branches from a Spellbinder die.  I made the little nest with fiber on a 1/2" glue dot and added turquoise beads as eggs.  My card front has lace around the edges.  I was thinking of using paper lace but the bottom would not have laid down on the card inside when open.

Please visit my design team sisters to see all the samples for this week's challenge.
Robin (you are here)GracieElizabethPaulaDianaChris

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC235 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 26, 2015 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 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.

Song of Solomon 2:12-14
The flowers appear on the earth; the time for singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. 13, The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vine with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away! 14, O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
I know that this is suppose to be Solomon's words to his wife but I think God has them in His word as a love song to us. He sees us as the bride of Christ, lovely and fragrant. He sings to us a love song, wooing us to Him.  He loves to hear us sing to Him, talk to Him and He loves for us to seek His face. He is my friend, my deepest love, my savior and my Lord. 
He is creator of all the earth and heavens above and He loves me! 


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spellbinders 3-D Embossing Folders Review





To see this review in full, click here. The folders I received for review were the waves and the ropes.  I found both were perfect for the nautical look and the ropes were wonderful for the western theme!
The ropes embossed really well and were easy to ink afterward.  The waves took a little more care.  The paper wanted to crack a bit even after misting.  But the results were still fantastic as you can see and they were easy to sand or ink after embossing.  You can use a Cuttlebug or other like cutter.  Use the base plate, c plate and the folder, no B plate.  The folder acts like the B plate.  It works perfectly.  You do NOT need a special machine.
I think that these folders would be wonderful with very thin metal as well.  My next project using these folders will be with metal, just have to try that!
My opinion is that most people will really like the results that they get from these folders!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

DRS Challenge #170-Color Challenge

Good morning!

I started out by painting my background with sponges and acrylic paint, using the colors in the design seed. I die cut it and lined it with a silver leaf pen.  I stamped the angel on the painted background and then again on another piece of cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers then cut her out. I stamped the sentiment on silver and die cut to match image panel.  I used a new Spellbinder die I got and used a dark gray then lined it in back with a lighter gray. I set pink pearls in all the cross sections then attached a pretty, sheer, pink bow.
To see all the challenge samples or to join in the challenge, click HERE. 
Robin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ODBDSLC #234 Sketch Challenge

Good morning!
The challenge starting today is a sketch (see below).  I made mine a square.
ODBD Dies: Beautiful Borders

I stamped the Amazing Grace hymn on a piece of the Shabby Rose collection paper.  I also stamped the How Sweet The Sound sentiment on the Shabby Rose.  All the decorative papers today are from the Shabby Rose collection. 
Other embellishments are pre-made roses and leaves and some sheer ribbon.  I sewed each layer to matching card stock then foam taped it all together. 
To see more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:
ElizabethGraciePaulaDianaRobin (you are here)Chris

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC234 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 19, 2015 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 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.


Matthew 10:42 And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.  Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High...
God has our reward.  We may receive reward here on earth but His reward in heaven is much greater.  Seek His Kingdom first, give your way to Him, live your life according to His word and always go about doing good like Jesus did...you may not get any thanks or recognition here on earth but you can be sure that God sees everything and He has treasures for you in heaven.  After all, your life after this short one here on earth, is for eternity...that is the life you should be working to receive rewards in. This life is over in an instant compared to eternity...what have you decided about Jesus?  He is either who He said He is, the son of God, the Messiah, the way, the truth and the life or He is the biggest liar and nut case in history...you have to decide.
When your life ends here on earth, the only thing God will ask you is "Did you believe my Son, Jesus is the Savior and rose from the dead for all man".  Pray right now... Lord, forgive me of my sin and come live in my heart.  I believe You are the Christ and You died for my sins then rose again never to die again.  Make my heart new and help me to live for You.
If you don't have a Bible, contact me and I'll see what can be done.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

DRS Challenge #169-Birthday Blues

Good Morning!
Today starts a new challenge at DRS Designs!!
I have made this cute, different fold birthday card since the challenge is Blue Birthday.

This is called a Square Joy fold card.  The base is 6 1/2" X 4, scored at 2 1/2" to make a 4 X 4 card.
The inside/outside smaller card is 3" X 6" scored at 3" to make a 3 X 3" card.  When closed, you can add a small embellishment on the bottom left to keep your card closed (I used a double layer of foam tape to make the embellishment high enough to get the tip of the smaller inside/outside card in and out easily).  I used the new Rest of your life sentiment (385F Best of the Rest), inside the 2 1/2" flap and the 365B Hey Cupcake plus 1145B Enjoy Today on the inside of the small inside/outside card.
Now, decorating the outside of both the base and smaller card, I used the 463D cupcake with 1081A Happy Birthday for the top of the small card.  For my embellishment "hold", I used a button with floss tied in a bow on top of circle die cut cardstock.  The other decorations are my confetti of sequins and some rick rack. I added a white back to my base so that it matched the white trim on the small card top.  So my finished card size is 4 1/4" X 4 1/4".
To see the other design team samples and to join in the challenge, please click HERE.
Have a great day!  Robin

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ODBDSLC #233 Color Challenge

Good morning!
The challenge this week is color (see below).

ODBD stamps used: God Quotes, Tulip Corner

I pretty much used all the colors this week.  I used the new lacey squares and umbrella dies this week as well!! Love these new dies! I also decided to add some cut spring flowers to the mix and used the tulip corner (I cut it apart to make it look like flowers placed on the table or something like that anyway!) I love the new God Quotes and God Verses as well and used the God Quotes today! What a great anniversary set!  If you missed it, we celebrated Our Daily Bread Design's 7th anniversary in March.

To see more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my design team sisters:
PaulaRobin you are hereElizabethGracieDianaChris


To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC233 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 12, 2015 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 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.

Psalms 37:4-6
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.  He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Gal. 6:9
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Robin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DRS Challenge #168 Hot Trends-April Showers!

Good morning!
Time for a new challenge.
  Today we are starting our April Showers challenge at DRS Designs.

This card is called a Double Dutch fold.  
I started by using Resist on the raindrop background then used a Brayer to apply the ink from a rainbow ink pad.  The darker the ink gets as brayering, the better the rain shows up.  I stamped the broken fence on another piece of scrap white, colored and cut out then glue it to the rain background. 
On the bottom part of my card with the gate fold has a sentiment on the left and I used the umbrella with foam tape for my "catch".  It keeps the card closed when shut. When you open the doors you see the cute rainbow sentiment and Leonard waving hello!
I hope you have enjoyed this "different" fold card!
To join this challenge or to see the other designer samples, please click HERE.
Robin

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ODBDSLC232-Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps

Good morning!!
Today starts another challenge! This is the last challenge of the month and it is "anything goes"!
ODBD stamps used: The Cross
ODBD dies used: Doily, Ornamental Crosses, Flourished Star Pattern, Elegant Ovals, Vintage Flourish Pattern
ODBD papers used: Shabby Rose Collection
The first layer is the outer die of the Flourish Star Pattern, it has the little stitch piercings on the edges.  I then cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern and trimmed it down to fit inside of the stitches.  I embossed the largest size of the Vintage Flourish cut outs (an oval type shape) inside the solid part of the Vintage Flourish Pattern. I cut the Doily out of the Shabby Rose Collection and popped it up. The cross was cut from the same cardstock as the Vintage Flourish Pattern then backed with white.
The verse was stamped and cut out with the Elegant Ovals and popped up.
I added the pre-made leaves and flowers and made a bow from some dyed ribbon.
See more inspiration from my design team sisters!


To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC232 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 5, 2015 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 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. Remember you must use at least one ODBD stamp to enter.

Easter is coming up in a few days.  The cross is where He died but the grave could not keep Him.  He had victory over death and the grave.  He rose again from the dead.  He is alive and He lives and reigns with God our Father in heaven.  We can be with Him forever just by accepting Him as our Lord and Savior. John 5:24 Jesus words..."Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life."
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
God gives us the choice, He does not force us to love Him or believe in Him but if we do, He give us grace, mercy and blessings in this life and He gives us life everlasting in the next. You can be clean inside, your sins forgiven, just ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sin and turn away from wrong doing.
Everyone dies and no one knows when...make your choice today. Chose life!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DRS Challenge #167- Pets

Good morning all!
This week's challenge is Pets! It could be any animal/bird etc. you call a pet!
My pet is a dog and pretty much always has been.  I love how dogs love us! We have cats too but believe me, the dog shows us love far and away more than the cats!
So, along with my plaid (sort of guy plaid this time) I've added hearts to show that love dogs and their owners feel for each other.
My dog is a black lab but black is hard to color and see any detail so the dog here is a cute little brow and tan. I've used copper metallic ribbon and leather covered buttons to make the card even more masculine. This is a fun card to give to a boy who has a new puppy or really just about any occasion.  You can write whatever you like inside.
On the plaid (separated) I used tan and brown inks, a tan sparkle pen and a brown pen. I also used copper shimmer card stock, Spellbinders nesting scallop square and square dies and Cat's Pajamas label dies.
To see all the cards for this week's challenge and/or to join the challenge, please click HERE.
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chameleon Pens Review

Hello dear friends!  Today I'd like to introduce you to a new coloring system and to give you my views on the product.  First I will show you some of the cards I've done with them.



These are my cards so far and for this review!
I have found that the pens do have a learning curve as stated on their web site.  I watched all the company's learning videos before beginning even my first card!  I like them best when using them in medium spaces like flower petals.  My first card above may have been too difficult for my first try but as I learned just how long each "charge" would last I started picking more appropriate projects for learning.  The best image for using the pens in all their values was the Hydrangea.  I was able to color a multitude of petals with each charge from light to very dark. 
On the Tulips I learned to mix colors for more depth and realistic flower colors.  On the roses, I just pretty much stuck to the pink throughout and each petal was done from light to darker with one pen.  I did add a bit of another color to deepen the shadows and this is where I would love to have had another darker shade of pink for such times.  I would wish that as the company grows they would add a few "in-between" colors.  They have 3 greens, 3 blues, two yellows etc. I would like at least another pink (darker) and maybe another red, purple, etc. 
All in all I think that it has a very pleasant look to it and with the learning, of course, comes a more beautiful outcome.  Judging from comments I got in my gallery on Splitcoaststampers, people in general really like the look!
Don't buy them thinking they are like Copic Markers because they ARE NOT.  If you are proficient with Copics you WILL have to relearn with this system.
Don't get discouraged though.  Just like learning any new coloring system, you WILL get better at it!!
So these are my thoughts about the Chameleon Pens and I hope this has helped.
I have not refilled my pens yet so I can't really comment on the ease or difficulty of that part.
Robin
Stamp credits: Make It Crafty digi's, Power Poppy Digi, Our Daily Bread Designs, Inky Antics

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ODBDSLC231-Religious Spring and Easter Inspiration

 Good morning!
Today is the start of our new challenge. See the photo below for the inspiration photo.
This week is Religious Spring and Easter Inspiration.


ODBD paper used: Soulful Stitches Collection
Well, my card this week is a little Easter, a little inspirational and a whole lot spring.
My basket is 3-D and FULL of flowers!! I used a craft stick as a gift card holder (my gift card in this case is a ticket to invite you to God's priceless gift of salvation.). Easter is the time when we celebrate the risen Savior.  I also added a cross "charm" to the basket with the bow. The basket sits on a pretty crochet doily but it is still on an outside table that is why we have our friend, Mr. Hummer visiting! I used the top border to represent a trellis or lattice work. 
I used a lot of dimensionals on this card to pop up the basket, some flowers the hummer, and etc. I'm not sure how practical it would be to send in the mail but if you have a church friend or someone you can hand deliver it to, then it would be perfect!

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC231 or to join the challenge click here. You have until March 29, 2015 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 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.

God's priceless gift...do you know what that is?  John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
v. 17
For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Saved from what you might say. Well no matter what the "world" tells you, there are consequences for wrong doing (sin). His word says that the wages of wrong doing is death.  But the gift God gives us eternal life (not death) by believing in His only son Jesus Christ and believing He died for us and rose again from the dead and we can live forever with Him in paradise. Romans 6:23.
Please read for yourself and check out what I've told you. You should never except what another says about God without checking His word for yourself.
I hope you have enjoyed this little devotional.  Thank you so much for stopping by!
Robin


Thursday, March 19, 2015

DRS Challenge #166 Color

Good morning everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at DRS Designs-the COLOR challenge! 
This is one of my favorite challenges.

Here is the picture of this week's colors, aren't they so pretty!
I also used Spellbinder Scalloped Border die, Cheery Lynn corner die, ribbon and acrylic baubles on this creation.  My image is colored with Copic Markers.
I kind of did this card different than it looks and if I had realized it would look the same either way, I would have chosen the easier route, let me explain:
I cut my butterfly panel with the border cut and then instead of cutting the purple panel with the plain version of the border die, I cut the sentiment panel with the die backward (having to line it up exactly). The purple panel is all one piece, the card base.  What would have been so much simpler would have been to cut the purple panel with the plain border die.  Good grief! Oh well., it's all good!
I ran the sheer ribbon top and bottom under the butterfly panel and on top of the sentiment panel just to add interest mostly to the sentiment panel then I added the little baubles to the bottom and cut out the butterfly for the top.  I added the wide and narrow ribbon bow to finish it off.
Please join us for this week's challenge by linking your own creation HERE.  You can also see all the other designer's cards at that location.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chameleon Pens-Hydrangea

Good evening!
Today I have used Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and did the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers which was White, Slate and Wisteria, dessert is to use green because today is St. Patrick's Day.  I used ONE pen to do ALL the flowers in this bunch.  This is a perfect example of what the Chameleon Pens do.  You go from very light to very dark using the same pen.  My green are the same except I want to change the color a bit so I used two different greens.
For added flavor, I used  white Liquid Pearls for the dots and a few dots spread around.  I used gray lace and gray sheer ribbon.  The background is embossed with a Lifestyle embossing folder.


ODBD Happy Anniversary Blog Hop

Good morning!
Welcome to the Happy Anniversary Blog Hop!
Today we are celebrating the 7th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs!!
ODBD has been offering Scripture and Inspirational stamps since it opened!  I am blessed to be part of the team!
Help us celebrate and you can win prizes!
Here is my first card using the new Anniversary God Verses set.


ODBD stamps: God Verses
ODBD dies used: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Beautiful Borders, Ornate Borders, Antique Labels and Borders , Flourish Star Pattern, Fancy Foliage, Quatrefoil Pattern
ODBD papers used: Shabby Rose Collection
        This is my second card for today's hop, using the God Quotes set.



ODBD dies: Elegant OvalsVintage LabelsVintage Flourish Pattern,
Flourish Star Pattern, Asters & Leaves,

It is such a wonderful experience to design with these talented artist, my sister "breadsticks".
We are all part of the Bread Basket here at Our Daily Bread Designs!!
Robin
                                   ODBD Blog Hop Team
 Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin * Sabrina * Lisa * Grace * Gracie *
           AudreyWanda * Paula * Cathy * Diana * Dawn * Sandee

   
                                            Prize Information: -Seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 19, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!



  • Sale details - From now through Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can SAVE 25% on all Scripture Collection stamp sets, please see the ODBD Blog for more details.  
  

ODBD products used today: