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Thursday, July 30, 2015

DRS Challenge #185- Cause A Scene


Good morning!
New challenge today at DRS.  Make any kind of scene with stamps or dies.
DRS stamps used: 768L Bruch Beach Sunrise, 450C Adirondack Chair, 473F 4 in 1 Seashells, 478P Picket Fence.
Seagull dies from Memory Box. Frame is Rectangle dies from Spellbinders. I stamped the fence and cut portions to make it wonky. Stamped the shells, colored and cut out.  The seagrass is green vellum cut in thin strips and curled with my fingernails.
I colored my beach scene/chair with Copic markers and then used Liquid Applique on the shore and waves coming in then glittered and heat to puff up. Added my fence, grass and frame then glued the shells to the frame.
Hope you like this little beach scene.  To see more scene creations, click HERE. You can also join in the challenge by clicking HERE.
Have a great week!
Robin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ODBDSLC248- Anything Goes With Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning!
Today starts a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
It is anything goes with ODBD.
ODBD stamps used: God Verses, He Watches Me
ODBD dies used: Sparrow Die, Vintage Flourish Pattern, SunBurst Background
I've used one of my favorite stamps today because I love the way purple Thistle looks when it is full of moisture from a rain or just dew and I love birds.   I made the new Sunburst my background panel. I love the scored lines and piercings. Beside the dies and stamps I used from ODBD, I used Stickles on the Thistle, rhinestones and ribbon.  I used a bit of yellow Brilliance ink on the background Sunburst panel and around the edge of the scripture panel.

To see more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters:
ElizabethPaulaRobin (that's me)Chris, and Diana

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC248 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 3, 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.

Are you at the end of your rope? Are you wondering if God has deserted you? Believe me, He has not.  If you don't feel God's presence guess who moved?  God loved us even while we were yet sinners, do you think He has gone somewhere? 
Ask God to search your heart, open it wide for Him to go where He pleases, see if there is anything that needs to be ummm, operated on? Psalms 139:23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxiety; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting". Do you feel alone, you are not, God IS there but do you need to get rid of stuff that lays between you and He?   Letting God search your heart is necessary for drawing near to Him. Do it, He loves you and wants you close to Him.  You don't have to be afraid of THIS Father.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DRS Challenge #184-A Stitch In Time!

Good morning!
Time for a new challenge at DRS Designs.  
This week we are doing either faux stitching or real.  
You can do either/or or both as I've done today.
DRS stamps used: 413H lovebirds, 395H Leafy Tree Branch, 406D Birdhouse, 951D Happy Thoughts.
I have some wonderful stitched dies that I wanted to use on this today and thought the little birds would be perfect for the layout!  These stitched dies are "Die-namics" I also used an embossing folder for the white panel and machine stitched it to a blue panel before gluing it to the card base. (That way there are no threads showing through when you open the card).   The ribbon was already stitched.  I did stitch my sentiment banner with the machine as well.  So, everything today has either real stitching or it has been done with stitched dies.
To see more inspiration for this week's challenge or to join in the challenge, click HERE.
As always, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
Robin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ODBDSLC247- Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!
Time for a new challenge at ODBD! Use the inspiration photo below my card to create a card.  



ODBD stamps used: Mini Tag Sentiments
ODBD papers used: Rustic Beauty

Isn't this new window set totally cute!  I just love playing with it.  Love the little flowers and flower box too!  I used part of a beautiful border to make the lattice looking design on the flower box because of the picture on the right, it is also popped up with foam tape.  So pretty!  I decided to cut my awning twice to make it striped (that seems to be the thing with awnings!!) It is glued to the top of the window at the top of the awning then I added foam tape 3 thick at the bottom part of the awning to get it to pop out. And, as I looked at these pictures the glass looks dark so instead of making a scene inside like wall paper and curtains as usualy, I made them look like the windows in the photo.  I cut a few extra flowers to fill the flower box a bit more (the set comes with the extra flowers).  My ribbon was dye with ink refills (Wild Plum) and then used under my fence and the bow on top to finish it off!  I used the beautiful papers from Rustic Beauty as my house and a mini tag for the sentiment (it looks like a welcome sign in the window I think).

To see more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters: 

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC247 or to join the challenge click here. You have until July 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.”

Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.  Matthew 6: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
You have heard it said that the eye is the window to the soul? Yes, it is, Matthew 6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye.  Be careful what you let your eyes see.  Guard what goes into your eyes and into your heart. All sin starts with a little compromise. Romans 12:2 says And do not be comformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  How do we renew our minds?  By reading God's word and staying in touch with Him daily through prayer.  Have you been compromised by what is going on in the world around you, the political correctness, the popular opinion?  Turn your eyes to Jesus! This life is very short but eternity is forever...you want to be found faithful at the end (of this life) to Jesus.  Don't look to the left or the right, keep your eyes and heart on Him!
Don't know Jesus yet?  Start by knowing that "ALL have sinned and come short" of God's standards Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 "The wages of sin is death". But God provided a way of salvation through Jesus John 3:16, Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us". Accept Him, Jesus Christ, as the only way to receive God's gift of eternal life. John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me". Then confess Jesus as Lord of you life. Romans 10: 9  "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved".  Find someone to tell and seek out a Christian church to get the spiritual teaching you will need to continue on your path.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

DRS Challenge #183- Color Challenge

Good morning!
Time for a new color challenge at DRS Designs!


DRS stamps used: 437G Circle Lily,  and 203B Just Because.
I stamped my circle lily on white and colored with Copic markers.  I added the dots to make it a Tiger (or Leopard) lily like we have here in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  I used a stitched circle die (Die-namics) to cut it out using the "out of the box" technique then framed it with a new decorative circle die (from Spellbinders).  I also used an oval die from Spellbinders for the sentiment and colored the inside before removing the die.  the outside of the oval is sponged with yellow.  The white background is embossed with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug and has tiny white Liquid pearl dots on each cross section (hard to see, I know). It is framed by an orange mat about 1/8".  I used a border punch under the sentiment and topped it with a pretty yellow/orange sheer ribbon and yellow button.  My outside is a stitched frame die from Die-namic (My Favorite Things) as well and is framed with a dark blue mat about 1/16", then mounted to a white folded card.  That's it!
I hope you can join in the fun of this challenge.  To see all the designer's samples and to submit your own sample, where you could win a prize, click HERE.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ODBDSLC246- Sketch Challenge

Good morning!.
This week starts a new sketch challenge at ODBD!


ODBD paper used: Shabby Rose Collection


I used the new Fragrance rose and the Layered Lacey squares for this challenge! I added some of the wonderful ODBD papers and borders to complete the sketch design.  The Fragrance sentiment is die cut with the Ornate borders and flowers die set. 
I also used some Prills for my flowers centers and some pink ribbon.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC246 or to join the challenge click here. You have until July 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.”

Eph. 5:2 "And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma." Jesus was the sacrifice offered in the Holy of Holies that tore the temple curtain in two. He is the sweet-smelling aroma to God.  When we accept Jesus the Christ as our Lord and Savior, we take on His (Jesus) righteousness before God.  When we walk in the Spirit of God (according to God's word) after making Jesus our Lord,  we are seen as righteous (because of Jesus, not ourselves).  We can come before God and talk with Him, ask of Him, be with Him, he no longer sees our sin, it is forgiven.  There is nothing so bad that God can't forgive, through Jesus, and make you new again! You want to be a sweet smelling aroma to God?  Ask Jesus into your heart and make Him Lord today!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

DRS Challenge #182-You've Got Mail

Good morning!
Hahaha! Snowmen is July!  Hey, he's getting a head start for Christmas! Sending out his cards way early because of the slow delivery service from the North Pole!
I did a little creative masking here to put the snowman in the image instead of the flower.  Just taped off the part of the stamp that I did not want to ink, inked up the stamp then removed the tape.  I used a stamp aligner to place the snowman in just the right spot to look like he was either taking out the mail or puttin it in.  I used Liquid Applique to make snow around Mr. Snowman and the mail box!
I embossed the background layer with a snowflake folder and sewed around the edge to go with my stitched die cuts.  I added the candy stripe pattern to the snowman scarf.
Thanks for visiting and hope you'll hop on over to DRS Designs to join the challenge and to see the other designer inspiration!  HERE.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Copics 3 and 4

Good morning!
Trying my hand at the hair technique I learned but this one was a bit difficult as it has all those little circles etc. in it.  The face was fun to do though!

Using darks and lights to create a rippled effect on these tulips.
I used re-inkers to dye my matching ribbon.
These two were also challenges at Splitcoaststampers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ODBDSLC245- Color Challenge

Good morning!
Yay! It's time for another ODBD challenge.  Today it is a color challenge (see photo below my card for colors).  Color challenges are one of my personal favorites.


ODBD stamps used:Fragrance, Mini Tag Sentiments 


I started by stamping the Fragrance blossoms on white cardstock and die cuting with the inner die of Layered Lacey Squares and before I lifted the die, I embossed it and inked the open spaces.  I cut another light pink layer then the outer Lacey Square in a dark pink. I then cheated a bit and cut the outer Lacey square twice with white, cut an extra scallop from each side of the extra square and made my white square larger all the way around with the extra scallop on each side, sponged the edges with pink and Cut a square to fit just inside the scallops to cover any cut lines.  I mounted this square onto a folder square card base.
For my flowers, I stamped the front bottom flower twice and colored then cut out petals to pop up to make my flower really 3-D.  I then used some Prills (by US Art Quest) for my centers.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white and die cut with the Mini Tags.  I sponges some pink on the edges before mounting under the large pink bow.
Images is colored with Copic Markers.

See more inspiration by visiting my design team sisters!!
Robin Clendenning (that's me)

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC245 or to join the challenge click here. You have until July 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.

Do your know some fragrance scriptures?  Well, there are several about smells and especially in the Song of Solomon but the one I am thinking of is in Philippians 4:18-19 It's when Paul is speaking to one of the churches about their giving.
"Indeed I have all and abound.  I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.  And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  It WAS a sacrifice, they were (some of them) barely scrapping by but they gave to Paul because paul was spreading the Gospel where they could not.  Think of it...according to GOD'S riches...the creator of the universe, are you kidding me, wow!  It may be a sacrifice to give (and when you give, give as unto God).  But God is faithful and He will provide.  Plus, your reward is waiting for you in heaven where NO ONE can take it away from you!  Jesus said, (Matthew 6: 19-21) "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Where is YOUR treasure?





Sunday, July 5, 2015

Copics 1 and 2

Some of our beautiful images that we used at the Copic workshop in San Francisco with Lori Craig.
We did the hair only on this little one so I finished it at home a few days ago.

On this beauty we only had time to do the face.  I did the hair and dress just a day or two ago.
Both of these were for challenges at Splitcoaststampers.
I am getting such a kick out of my Copic Markers!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DRS Challenge #181 Splatters Matter

Good morning!

I started this card with taking Neon Ink Dabbers and slamming them onto my paper to make splats.  I then took the droppers of the Izinks and flung it at the paper to get some drips or lines of color.  Very fun!  After I stamped my cake and the pig on white scraps, colored and cut out.  I stamped the Happy Birthday on the center of the cake and stamped the sentiment on one of my splattered panels.  I die cut and pieced the borders back with the die cut shapes.
this is an easel card so the insides are popped up to act like a stop.
Have a great week!  To see the other designer samples and to join the challenge, click HERE.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NCC June Release Card #3

Good morning!
NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiment #8
ODBD stamps used: Butterfly and Bugs
I also embossed my white panel with an embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I used rhinestones on the corners of the Layered Lacey Squares and head of the butterfly.
Have a great week!
Robin


Friday, June 26, 2015

North Coast Creations- June Release Card #2

Good morning!
Here is my second post for the new june release of these gorgeous flowers.
I decided to do them yellow for today's post.  I used a sketch I found over at Splitcoaststampers for this card as well.
NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 7
I used some dyed seam binding, button, baubles, Stickles, Embossing Folder and decorative paper To finish up this sweet little floral card.
I colored with Copic Markers.
See more at North Coast Creations blog HERE.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Robin

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DRS Challenge #180-Oh My Stars!

Good morning!

I stamped the happy Seal onto a piece of uncut rubber then stamped onto my paper to make a reverse image (I wanted him to look like he was gazing at the stars). 
I masked him then stamped the beach scene (I did not ink up the sun as I wanted it to be night). I added a punched circle for the moon (cut in half) and I added some punched circles (from a hole punch) to the tree to make it a coconut tree.
I stamped the starry background and embossed in white then stamped the first part of the Beach Birthday sentiment in black. I colored the scene then sponged the sky with some Broken China and some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I left the part by the moon very light and used Copics to add some lit clouds.  On the inside I stamped the rest of the sentiment on light blue then took a piece of tan and torn the edge to make my sand.
I stamped the shells, colored and cut out then placed them in my sand!
That's it!
Hope you are having a great week!!!  Here is where to see the rest of the designer samples and to join in the challenge...DRS.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ODBDSLC244-ANYTHING GOES WITH ODBD

Good morning!
Today starts the anything goes with ODBD stamps challenge. 


ODBD paper used: Shabby Rose Collection
I stamped the deer scene in a gray on the scalloped oval before stamping the 23rd Psalm in black.  I love the scene of the deer close to the stream of water and it makes me think of the 23rd Psalm.
I then sponged the edges with a sage green and the gray (which are some of the colors in the Shabby Rose paper that I used today.
This is a Z fold card and has a tie to keep closed. I matched the Layered Lacey square under the oval with the square on the inside so that when the card is closed, you can not see the inside. I also used the Doily die top and bottom under the oval and square.  My roses on the bottom are pre-made.



To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC244 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 28, 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.”

We have a good shepherd in Jesus.

Monday, June 22, 2015

North Coast Creations-June Release

Hello, good morning to everyone!!
Join us on our New Release Blog Hop, comment and possibly win a prize!

NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 8 (#NCC85)
This is in my opinion, in the Gentian family of wildflowers. They are usually bluish purple or purple, sometimes white and purple.
My bg is embossed and then I used the Star Flourish Pattern dies.  I colored with Copic Markers and sponged with Brilliance Inks with the die on.  I added some rhinestones to the sentiment and Stickles to the flower centers.


NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 7 (#NCC84)
Well, In my flower books this looks like one in the family of  Milkweed.  They are usually milky/creamy white or rosy white.  I Chose to do a rosy/peachy white for mine today.
The only thing a bit different about this card is that I made the blue frame pop up.  Everything else is pretty basic.  I colored with Copic Markers and sponged the sky and grass area with Brilliance Sky Blue and Lime Green with the die still on.  I added some Stickles to the centers of each flower and some pearls to each corner along with a pearl decorative accent to the bow.




North Coast Creations Blog Here
Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until June 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on June 25, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
Please visit my design team sisters and comment for a chance to win  Julie * Patty * Dawn * Lori * Lisa * Sandee * Robin (that's me) * Paula 


Also used here are dies from Our Daily Bread Designs:


Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Little House-ODBD

Here is another project the my husband wants to keep!
I made this for a fellow ODBD designer when she was featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers!
I used all Our Daily Bread Designs dies, paper and stamps for this double display fold card, which you can also find at our Daily Bread Designs.  I will give you the links here.
I also used the double display fold card.
I used the two sheets of wood/morning glory sheets of 6 X 6 paper to do all the middle section then used the brick work paper to do the bottom and solid cardstock for the eaves/roof. Tan for the under layer and white for the die cuts laid on top.  Pearls halves were used to embellish.  I made my windows with the cross section of the window die and with rectangle nesting dies.  I made the door with the same window die, cutting off the sides and top and making new sides and top with a rectangle die.  The umbrella was scored at the points and folded back then filled with foliage and pre-made flowers.  I stamped the morning glories, colored and cut out to embellish the two sides (I wanted the morning glories growing over part of the windows.  I also used a small left over piece to go over the door frame at the top (the other part of the morning glories are on the paper).  I stamped the sentiment and oval cut then glued to the window frame.  The gate is cut from white and glue to one of the folds. I cut three strips of tan cardstock (the eaves color) and made stairs (I used some Copic color for shading to make it look more like stairs).  The grass, butterflies and tiny flowers are punches.  I used some decorative piping for curtains and made the spray on top of the door with pre-made heather and a purple bow.
This little house was really fun to make and my hubby just loves it...he says it's not going anywhere!
Andy (my husband) is always ready to help with ideas and gives me his honest opinions on projects.  I have been DONE before and he will say, well, you could use a little.... Always good ideas and most of the time, if possible I try to do it.  BUT, as he knows nothing about stamping, sometimes he wants what isn't possible...If only I could get him to make all the things he thinks of!!!
I'll tell ya what though, when I come home from a scrapbooking event, he does all my journaling.  Yes that's right ladies, my hubby journals for me!!! Now, if I could just get him to write my blogs for me, I'd be set! Ha!
I hope you like this "card" as much as we do.  Have a great weekend!
Robin

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DRS Challenge #179-Color Challenge

Good morning!


Color palette 
DRS stamps used: 434G Anchor, 461G Lighthouse
These new nautical stamps are so cute!  I stamped the lighthouse and the anchor on pieces of scrap white. I colored the anchor with cool grays and a B02 blue and then cut is out and glued my cord under the cord on the anchor then I just set it aside and colored my lighthouse with grays and reds. I used some yellow for the light and gave it and the little house a blue roof.  I used a Die-namic stitched nesting die and did the out of the box cutting technique.  I ten cut a red mat with the next size up.  The little die cut boats are from Memory Box.  The rectangle stitched dies are also from Die-namics.  I made a double red frame with Spellbinders nesting A2 rectangle dies. I pieced everything together and glued the cord around the inside layer of red framing.   I wrapped the excess cord around the anchor.
To see the other designers cards and to join in the challenge, please click HERE.
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ODBDSLC243-INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Good morning!


The photo below is the inspiration for this week's challenge.
ODBD stamps used: Keep Climbing, Some Gave All, Good Man
ODBD dies used: Sunburst Background, Elegant Oval
My card today is an easel card.  I started with the new sunburst background die and embossing plate and a yellow panel of textured cardstock then I sponged on more color. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the mountain with eagle soaring.  Whatever edge that was left I colored to match the background.  Next I stamped, colored and cut out the large patriotic eagle.  I colored in the stars since I wasn't going for the red, what and blue today.  Finally, I stamped the scripture from a Good Man set, die cut with the elegant oval and sponged the edges.  After everything was colored and cut out, I made the easel card and glued my main image to the top of the sunburst then glued that to the top of the card.  The inside is popped up so the it acts like a catch to keep the card in the open easel position.  I also added 3 decorative brads to help hold the card open.  When not displayed it folds to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, A2 card size.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 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.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
Robin Clendenning (you are here)
Chris Olsen

Is. 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
28-29
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
God is our source, He is our shield and defense. He gives us strength.

Have  a great week,
Robin