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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ODBDSLC199-SKETCH


I am showing a closer up semi side view to show the second layer of flower 
which makes it look a bit more 3-D. 
Below is the sketch, as you can tell, I turned it 90 degrees.  I felt like this better suited the stamp that I had planned to use.  A sketch is just a starting point, you may turn it on it's side, upside down or backward, which ever way suits your need, and think of placement rather than shapes...that top rectangle could be an oval or a heart, you get the picture.
The stamps I used today are: ODBD Lilac and Ornate Frame Sentiments
This card is for the Shining the Light Challenge #199 (The sketch above).
To see all the creations in one place or join in the challenge, click HERE.  You have until April 27th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have Our Daily Bread Design Stamps (ODBD) 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.
Our Daily Bread Designs make some beautiful flower stamps.  Go visit the store to see all they have, click HERE.
For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:

For Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.  The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!  Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #208 Kraft

Stamp set used: Hoppy Easter. Come join us at Speedy Fox & Friends for this week's "Kraft" challenge.  Use Kraft cardstock on your project...that's easy!!  To submit your project in the challenge, click HERE.
Remember, there is a prize given out each week for the lucky winner of the challenge!
I started out with the pink by cutting with a circle die off the edge.  Next I did the kraft by cutting 1 size smaller to form a frame.  I ran these together through with my chicken wire embossing folder.  Next, I cut the chicken wire background and glued it to the back of my circle frame.  I added the grass to the bottom and glued in place. I covered the back with a piece of light green stock.  I cut a 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" square of corrugated kraft then cut it in half to make two corners and glued them down.  I wound yellow/white bakers twine around twice and tied a bow then I glued the layered panel to a kraft folded card.
I stamped both bunnies and the Hoppy Easter on white, colored and cut out the bunnies, circle cut the words.  The big bunny is popped up and the words (after I made a circle frame from kraft) I popped up as well. I used Liquid Pearls-pink around the words. I cut the embellishments from dies and applied Stickles on the rose then glued everything to the card.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Color Challenge Cross

The colors for this challenge at Splitcoaststampers was Very Vanilla, Piroulet Pink and Pistachio Pudding, or whatever you have that's close.  I did something close! Dessert on this challenge, NO STAMPS!
I have some word dies so I chose Love which the cross signifies.
All the dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs (except the word which is from Elizabeth Craft Design).  I used pink pearls and sheer pink ribbon with a button to decorate.  The flowers in the center are from the Ornamental Cross set. The flourish background die (green) and the pink panel also are part of the Vintage Flourish Pattern set.
I used pink Liquid Pearls for the stitch lines.

 The ultimate Love was shown on the cross when Jesus, the perfect man, died for you and I because the penalty for sin is death.  He took our place that day, paid the penalty in full, the perfect lamb of God was the sacrifice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ODBDSLC198 Pastel Easter Blessings

Today I'm happy to share my pastel Easter card for Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).   This Sunday is Easter, we will celebrate the risen Christ!!!
Our challenge this week is "He is Risen" with pastels (a project or card displaying a cross, verse, or sentiment about the true meaning of Easter-not commercialized...no bunnies...).
To see all the creation in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until April 20th 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 (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 design team sister:
I cut the larger cross twice, once in blue and once in yellow. I replaced the parts you would normally just throw away from the blue cross with yellow (I kept the yellow cross for another time).  The yellow sort of reminded me of a halo.  The flowers are from the Ornamental crosses set, I cut one from several pastel colors then formed them a little and filled them with yellow Flowersoft.  All the stamps and dies I used are as follows:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Flourish Label Borders, I Am the Way
Our Daily Bread Designs dies: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Ornamental Crosses, Beautiful Borders and Fancy Foliage.
  Jesus our savior!  He died for our sins "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"  Romans 3:23, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23, and then He rose again to live in our hearts forever.  He will never leave us nor forsake us once we have accepted Him as Lord and savior of our lives!!! "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" John 10:10
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
If you haven't received Jesus Christ as your savior, why wait, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #207, Letter T

Today's challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a card using the letter "T".   My card today is T for truck.  I also used a sketch for this card making it very fast and easy to do.
Please join in the fun and remember there is a prize given out each week to a lucky winner.  Join the challenge HERE.
The stamp set I used today is called "Big Boy Toys" by Mark's Finest Paper.
I used some embossing folders and also some screw head brads for embellishing.
I color with Copic Markers.  Other inks are Versafine-red (words), Brilliance-black (on embossing) and Memento-black for stamping image and words.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cards for kids

 Stamps by kraftin Kimmie
 Stamps by Penny Black and Kraftin Kimmie
 Stamps by Kraftin Kimmie
Stamps by Penny Black
Yesterday I made these four cards to send to a young man who wants to give them out to patients at a Children's Hospital where he regularly receives treatment.  This is a Tea Pot challenge over at SplitCoastStampers.  If you are interested in making cards for hospitalized kids, all are welcome.  Go to:
I made all of mine with one sketch but you can do whatever layout you like, just gear it towards a little girl or boy and/or teens.  Something happy and uplifting is great!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Liebster Award


This morning when I opened my private messages at SplitCoastStampers, I found out my blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award by my talented blogging friend Elizabeth Lincoln.  I know Elizabeth as "I Love Rubber" at SCS.   Visit her blog Paper pass times and prepare to be impressed. 

The Liebster Award helps bring awareness to blogs with less than 300 followers. I entered into the world of blogging in May of 2013 and this award would greatly help in sharing my work.  Thanks for the honour and the hand up Elizabeth.

Rules for participating in the Liebster Award nominations:

Thank your Liebster  Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the 11 questions they presented
- Link back to your presenter's blog
- Copy and Paste the pink Liebster logo to your blog
- Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award, who have less than 300 followers and create a list of 11 new              questions for them, and
- Inform them of their nomination

I hope you'll take time to visit these amazing artists, I know you will be impressed.


Here's my list of questions for my nominees to answer:
1) What or who started you rubber stamping?
2) What do you do when not in your stamping area?
3) Who has influenced your style?
4) Are you a multi-tasker or single-mindedly finish what you start no matter what?
5) What is your favorite coloring method?
6) Why?
7) What is the funniest thing to happen while crafting?
8) If you could go to a crafting weekend or retreat, where would you go?
9) Who would you want to take along for a great time?
10) Do you try to keep your craft room neat/tidy?
11) Do you organize by color, type, manufacturer or what?

These are the questions asked me by Elizabeth:
1. Was there a single event that lead you to crafting? My mother was an artist and so my sisters and I have always been involved with art of one kind or another since my mother did a lot of different crafts.
2. What other art forms to you enjoy? Photography & scrapbooking are the only other crafts I do presently but I HAVE done numerous others in the past such as quilting, sewing, candle making, Tole painting, macrame, cross stitching, oil and watercolor, etc.
3. What other crafts have influenced your style?  Watercolor, Tole painting.
4. When you go shopping in a crafting store what is the one weakness you can't resist? paper, ribbon, etc.?  Dies and/or embossing folders
5. Have you influenced others in your family to also craft? My son and daughter are very good at drawing and that is basically all they do at present.
6. Do you work one creation through to completion or do you multi task with many on the go at one time? Both depending on if I get stuck, I leave it and move on, going back when I get more ideas.
7. What is your favorite coloring medium?  I love my Copics. Why? They blend so well. I love the colors you can achieve.
8. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened while crafting? One night my sister and I were painting on T-shirts, it was very late and she was getting the shirt she had on into paint every time she reach over toward my side of the table, when I noticed I pointed it out to her and we both started laughing so hard my husband came out of our room, where he had been fast asleep, and got on to us which , of course, made us laugh even harder!
9. If you could go on a crafting weekend with 3 other crafters who would they be? Melissa Cash, Ronda Clark and Kim Meeks...they are all very fun girls to craft with.
10. Is your craft room tidy or do you like creative disorder? I like creative disorder which is in order to me.
11. If you could go on a holiday to any art gallery in the world, what would it be?  Italy or France not sure which I would like to see the most or where the most art is.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ODBDSLC197-WATER OR RAIN

Today I bring you The Sea, the largest body of water on Earth.  At sunset, if you are traveling along hwy 1 in California, you will see the waves breaking on the shore and you will notice that they reflect the colors of the sunset sky!  It is a beautiful sight to see. My image is die cut in two parts, using an outside cutout die and an inside cut.  The outside cut has the piercing already in the die.  The flourish frame is from the same set and I added a darker color to the embossed stitching around the edges.  I used paper from Blooming Gardens behind the flourish pattern die.  The "sea grass" is just thin cuts of green vellum and curled with my fingernail.  The little "succulents" are a small flower die in the Crosses set.  The smallest cross die is on the sentiment panel (the largest is approximately 3-4").  I used some yellow flower soft in the centers of the flowers after molding them on a soft foam with a large ball stylist.  I also made some "sand" with Dune pigment ink, heavy embossing powder, micro beads, gold mica chips and gold dust.  I happen to have some tiny star fish and shells the I also added to the sand.
My image is colored with Copic Markers and then I added Diamond Dust to the sea spray and waves breaking.   The sentiment was sponged with distress inks.
Stamps:  The Sea, Clean Heart
Dies: Ornamental Crosses, Vintage Flourish Pattern
Paper: Blooming Gardens and misc. aqua and white
This week at Shining the Light challenge (Our Daily Bread Designs-ODBD) is to create a card or project that includes an image with water, uses a technique with water, or is primarily "Aqua" in color.
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click Here.  You have until April 13th 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 a 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.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sisters:

http://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/csbd54-ornamental-crosses-dies.html

I used these dies, part of the new April release.
"The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea." Ps.  93:4
"The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land." Ps. 95: 5
"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.  Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord." Ps. 96:11-12

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #206 Vellum

Today's challenge is to use vellum in your creation.  I used vellum for my main image.  I embossed with white pigment ink and white powder.  I then colored from behind with Copic Markers.  I cut the image in an oval and sponged yellow distress ink on the edges.
Stamp set used: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement  by Mark's Finest Paper.
Please visit Mark's Finest Papers for more inspiration and to join in the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Be Strong and Courageous

I did this card today for my friend Kathleen Lammie of SCS. She has a very rare lung disease and needs a transplant NOW!!
I put this card in the Tea Potter challenge (They are all making cards for Kathleen today) and in the color challenge (the colors were Navy, Olive and aqua).
I will be sending this card off tomorrow!!
I used the new release crosses and ornate bg dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, The scripture and cut out is also from ODBD.  Under the ornate bg frame is a stamped and embossed bg in Navy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 205


Hope you had a fantastic week and yay! it's Saturday!!! Time to get creative!!  This is the time to get your Mojo on!
The challenge this week is to use the negative space of a die.  I used a die cut to "stencil" color in the background as if it is a lattice with garden behind.  I used Brilliance ink pads and a sponge for the stenciling.
 I also used the negative of a die to make my frame in blue. Be creative, you can do whatever you want with a negative space.
The stamp sets I used today were Hum Along With Me and Camellia.
Come join the fun at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.  Submit your card .HERE.  There is a prize given to the lucky winner each week, a stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper. The prize is described at the challenge site.
To see tutorials go to: Speedy Fox and Friends
Thanks for visiting and as always, comments are appreciated!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fairy Tea Party



The challenge for the Tea Potters this week was a Fairy Tea Party using the flower of your birth month!  I did my last one with the Lily of the Valley but I only had this one stamp and it was actually a stamp from an Easter set at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The little fairy with it is from Wee...The bringer of spring.
The top two cards were done with very old stamps from Stamps Happen.  I used lots of lovely dies from Spellbinders and a corner die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The Embossing folders are from Cuttlebug except the bottom card which is from Lifestyle Crafts (on blue paper).
If you love making cards but don't have a lot of motivation, you should try the daily challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  You can find your mojo there!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ODBDSLC196-HUMMERS

This is the 4th Anniversary challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) and the last for this month (it is a two week challenge).  You have until April 1st to join us for this Shining the Light challenge at ODBD.  Use as many ODBD stamps and dies as you can on this last Anniversary challenge.
On my card today, I have used the Canning jar upside down for my Hummingbird feeder.  I used to eyelets at the top and strung my Baker's Twine through it then painted little red and white dots to look like the twine running through the jar.  On the bottom I used two yellow flower eyelets and two red plastic (acetate) flowers to make the feeding holes.  Behind the jar is the Quatrefoil Pattern die over the Bee Balm/Hummingbird paper from ODBD done in an oval.  I used the Decorative Corners die (Crosses) and the Beautiful Borders die on this card as well.
With the Hummingbird stamp I got a reverse image by stamping ink onto an acrylic block then stamping the block onto card stock.  I had to cut this one out as my die is the other direction but I used the die on the other hummingbird.  I also stamped, colored and cut out the Bee Balm at the bottom under the border trim.  The Sentiment scripture is from the Faith set.  The scripture, jar and hummers are all popped up and in fact the right hand hummer is double popped.
I used three different papers from the Blooming Garden paper collection at ODBD.  I felt like I need to balance out the red so I added a red sheer bow at the top left.
Paper: Blooming Gardens paper collection
Stamps: Hummingbird, Faith, Canning Jars, & Bee Balm
Dies: Hummingbird, Beautiful Borders, Decorative Corners, Canning Jars & Quatrefoil Pattern BG.  Also oval nesting dies from Spellbinders.
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  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 a change 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 design team sisters:
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; ... Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature"? Matt. 6:25-27

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Neon Happy Thoughts

I was playing with the Hero Arts Neon ink pads today. Made a stencil with the chicken wire die from Ceery Lynn Designs and sponged the color on. Also used the Memory Box butterflies and sponged color on the top filigree butterfly using black linen for the base.  Stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and enamel dots are from Freckled Fawn.

Journal and Parrot Card Faux Journal

This Parrot is from Stampendous. Our challenge was to get inspiration from a site featuring hand made journals and books.  I tried to make my card look like a journal using metal photo corners and making my 3 black bows look somewhat like binding along with the decorative Italian paper.
The scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I also made this actual journal with fiber binging and a stamped aged paper. I also used large copper eyelets for my binding and tied beads to the ends of each fiber.
Stamps are from Holly Berry House, Stampers Anonymous and Inkadinkadoo.  Copper parts are by We are Memory Keepers.  I used regular copy paper inside for pages.

Gelli Plate Prints


 Today I was playing with my Gelli Plate.  That thing is awesome! Our challenge was to use print so I used a couple of dictionary pages for my prints, loading them several times, each with a different color combo and different stencils.   The top card is using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and a sketch.  It also has lace, ribbon, button and sequins from my new 12 bottle set of sequins by Doodlebug. The bottom card is using a Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly die.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #204 Inspiration Photo

This week at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends we are taking inspiration from a photo of a sunset somewhere tropic.
I love the colors in this photo, (I actually think they are really Easter'y) so I have put them in my card background and somewhat in the colors of my image.  The stamps are from the "Friends" set at Mark's Finest Papers. I've added pearls and ribbon as embellishments and made my sentiment a slide for my ribbon. The main image is popped up.
Go to Mark's Finest Papers to join us for this challenge.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ODBDSLC195 Easter Blessings

The challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Shining the Light is to use 6 of anything (for the 6th Anniversary of ODBD.
Today I have used 6 layers to mat the main image,(not counting the cut outs, Hummingbird, corner and sentiment).  I used 6 green rhinestones and 6 pink rhinestones.
The stamps I used today are from ODBD: Easter Blessings, I am the Way, Hummingbird
The dies I used from ODBD are: Hummingbird & Decorative Corners the others are by Spellbinder.
I also used paper from ODBD paper collection: Blooming Gardens.
To see all the creations in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until March 23rd to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we'd love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate good toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shing the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!
For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:
Easter is a time of rebirth as our Savior rose from the dead and put death and the grave under His feet.  Now we may call ourselves princes and (princesses) and priest, sons and daughters, of our God, our Father in heaven and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  There is no other Name under heaven which can save. "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me". John 14:6  May God bless you all this week my friends!
Heb. 2:14, 1 Peter 2:5&9

Monday, March 17, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Scripture set 13

Welcome to the 6th Anniversary Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread Designs!

 I used the Scripture Collection 13 created for the 6th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs for this card. The set comes with 4 scriptures and  I decided to make one card for each scripture in the set.
Dies for this card are from Spellbinders.
 The dies for this card are from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).  I used The Beautiful Borders, Zinnia and Leaves, and Daisy Chain Background.  The stamps are from the Scripture Collection 13 and Zinnia.
I used the Quatrefoil Pattern & Fancy Foliage dies and Scripture Collection 13 stamps for this card.
I also use the Cuttlebug embossing folder with half pearls.
This card for the Scripture Collection 13 was my first using this set.  The scripture that I picked for the Collection is seen here.  It means a lot to me as I think about the fact that we need only to call on our God, our Heaven Father and He will answer us.  He is our shield and and defense, our help in trouble, our provider and protector.  He is our creator and the one who gives us the gifts we have within ourselves and external gifts as well!!


I hope you like the scriptures in this set, I sure do!!  Visit my sister designers for more inspiration!
 * Wanda * Chris * Stacy * Lisa * Grace * Dawn * Diana * Sandee* 
 Sabrina* Silke * Cathy * Angie * Linda Lori * Cheryl * Audrey*
Julie


Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps; ONE lucky random commenter will be randomly chosen to win the 2014 Anniversary Bundle!  You have until March 18, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 19th, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

MFPSpeedy Fox & Friends challenge 203

The challenge this week is to use Black and white and 1 color.  I chose to use yellow.
The stamps I used are from the Bring On the Sun set.
I just happened to have this yellow bee ribbon and the little bee button that went perfectly with the stamp set.
The only thing I did besides coloring the bees and sunflower center, was to sponge a little yellow Brilliance to the white background.
http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/ for more inspiration and to get all the information.
Hope you'll join the fun...there is a prize awarded to 1 lucky participant.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Anchor

Our Daily Bread Designs stamps for a color challenge at SplitcoastStampers (SCS).
I used round nesting dies to make the porthole and nailhead dimensional stickers.
I also included corrugated kraft card stock and twine. The grid paper is a pre-embossed Tim Holtz paper from a pad.

ODBDSLC194-PURPLE ZINNIA


Hello friends! Today I am excited to share my PURPLE card with you.  Amethyst is the 6th anniversary stone, so as this is the 6th anniversary for Our Daily Bread Designs, the challenge at Shining the Light is to use purple or lavender in your creation.  To see all the creations in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until March 16th 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 a 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.

Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) stamps and dies used: Zinnia set, Zinnia & Leaves die set, Blooming Gardens paper collection, Beautiful Borders die.  Other dies by Spellbinders. My ribbon was dyed to match my color scheme.
I made 4 layers of flower with each being popped up to add dimension.  Gold micro beads were added to the center, I then colored some of them with Copic Markers.
For more inspiration, please visit my design team sister:
Linda Carson
"Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Submitting to one another in the fear of God". Eph. 5:19 & 21


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Rainy Day cards


Rainy day challenge at SplitCoastStampers (SCS).  I used Glossy Accents and GooseBumps to get the raindrops/wet look.  The yellow card is water color washed then stamped with bleach. I used re-inkers to color in some lines/stems. The flower stamps are from Fred Mullett, the sentiment is Penny Black.
The top card I stamped the flowers by Penny Black with soft grey then used masking fluid on them. I then used re-inkers and water to wash color in the background.  I then water colored the flowers.  I used glossy Accents and Goose Bumps to make the rain look. The sentiment on this card is by Stamping Sensation.

MFPSpeedy Fox and friends Challenge-Oldies Birthday

Hi all!  Today I bring you the Oldies Birthday challenge 202 from Mark's Finest Papers.  I used the Big Boys Toys stamp set and "Happy Birthday" from the Bring on the Sun set.  My gears are die cut then splattered (using an old toothbrush) with embossing fluid and heat embossed using Paprika embossing powder and heat gun.  I also used embossing fluid around the outside of my truck circle and embossed using vintage copper powder.  The background panel is dry embossed coordination paper, aqua Black Magic, so that when I sanded it the aqua shows through.  I then embossed the edges with the copper as well. I made my truck look even older by adding a rust pattern on the faded aqua paint. Finally, I splattered embossing fluid on the phillips head screw brads then embossed with paprika powder again. I think this makes the perfect old guy birthday card!!
Go visit:
http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/ for more inspiration and to get all the information.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

ODBDSLC193-METAL ANNIVERSARY

This month marks the sixth anniversary for Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) and so we are celebrating by making this challenge all about either metal or something sweet (gifts for sixth anniversary).  Today I have used some stamps from the new March collection.  Bee Balm Flower, Hummingbird, and The Good Seed. The dies I used are: Hummingbird die, Beautiful Borders and Quatrefoil Pattern.  I also used paper from the new Blooming Garden collection. The other things I used are a piece of aluminum (Copper colored), Spellbinders oval dies, Spellbinder label die, Sheer ribbon, Stickles and rhinestones.  I ran the aluminum through the Cuttlebug with the Quatrefoil die to emboss.
For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters:
T see all the creations in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until March 4th to join us.  For this challenge you may 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!

He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom.  Matt. 13:37-38


Saturday, March 1, 2014

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS- METAL

This week's challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends, is to use metal.  I have used a sheet of metal for my background layer.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder then added black rhinestones to it.
The stamps I used are from Mark's Finest Paper and Stamps: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement set.  Please go visit and join in at:
http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/
You will find the other designer's samples there to get more inspiration.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ODBDSLC192-THE LORD LOVES US

Hello everyone!! Today I'm sharing my shaped card. This week the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) is to make a card that has a shape other than straight lines, no squares or rectangles for THIS challenge!  For this card I used He Watches Me, Tulip Corner, Faith, Ornate Frames Sentiments, Ornate Flowers and Borders stamps, Antique Labels and Borders Die, and Heart and Soul paper collection.
I used Copic Markers to color.  This is an Easel card and the sentiment inside is popped up so the the card top can rest on top of it when open.  It is very easy to display this way.
For more inspiration, please visit my very talented design team sisters:
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until March 2nd 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 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.

"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?...But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."  Matt. 6:25-26 & 33

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Angel to help

Tea Potters challenge and sketch challenge at SCS.  This week our card is going to Rita who has been battling a number of illnesses. The Image is from Penny Black the words are Hero Arts.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and go and pray to ME, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me,  when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord..." Jer. 29:11-14a

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ODBDSLC191-SECRETLY ADMIRE...

We are suppose to case a card from a person that we admire, well I chose Grace for this challenge.  There are many I admire, especially from Our Daily Bread Designs but I could only choose one and I have liked this card layout since the first time I saw it at SplitCoastStampers.  This is the card that I cased:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2451841?&cat=500&ppuser=134563
So, this week at the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) we are to case a card from a person we admire.  Pick someone who has been an inspiration to you, someone you admire as a card maker and pick a card to case.  Make sure you reference the person and the card when you enter your card.
For more inspiration please visit my other wonderfully talented design team sisters:
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until Feb. 23rd 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 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.
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and dies. Quatrefoil background die
Stamp set: To the Lovebirds.
   Bird Cage and Banners die, Ornate Hearts die
and I used the Heart and Soul Paper collection 
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them....Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers....Speaking to each other in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." Eph. 2:10,4:29, 5:19

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pine needle frame

I made this card for and Inspiration challenge. It actually took two days to complete.  Yesterday I gathered pine needles from the yard, boiled them (to get all the sap out without making them stiff) and then dried them by the woodstove overnight. Today I glued them to my cardstock circle opening, let it dry then filled in with more pine needles, let it fry and trimmed it off even with the cardstock.  I sprayed it with gloss finish.
I used Copics to color the image by Flourishes then matted it with rust in a smaller circle than my pine needle mat.  The pine needle mat is popped up and I wound twine around it at the bottom before mounting it to my folded card.  This is the first time I've tried this but I have friends who make baskets out of pine needles so this was nothing compare to that.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of host, He is the King of glory.  Ps. 24:8-10

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Penny Black-new stamps



Here are some new Penny Black cards I've done with some of the new release.  I will be doing 3 Easter Cards from Penny Black at my next class at the Cat's Meow!
The middle card is one of the images I will be using.  The two little fairies are from a set (there are actually 4 little fairies in all...I think the other two are butterfly fairies.)  They are just adorable.