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Thursday, September 18, 2014

DRS Challenge #140-Color Challenge

Good morning all and welcome to another DRS challenge.
Today's challenge is to use the colors of Fall.
Well, as you can see, I used the two plaid stamps together for making the pretty yellow and orange plaid for my bottom panel.  I then die cut it with a Spellbinders border die.  The sentiment die is from Taylored Expressions.  I love this fall scene with the pumpkin and fall leaves don't you?  It was super fun to color too.  I used yellows and oranges in Copics and a warm gray for the shadow.  There is a light blue in the background as well.  Below you see the color inspiration from Design Seeds...who came up with that great idea anyway???

To join this challenge and to see the other design team samples, click HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ODBDSLC213- Stitches week 2


Good morning all!
I hope you are having a wonderful week!



ODBD dies used: Doily, Vintage Labels
This is one of Our Daily Bread Designs fun and fancy fold cards. I used the paper from this month's release, Soulful Stitches to cover the panels.  I made a doily with the doily die out of the paper as well and put it under the green dress. Each panel is machine stitched and I added threaded buttons to the upper left side and the lower right side.  The center has my sentiment and the upper and lower center has rick rack and ribbon bows. I hope this will inspire you to make a stitched card and join in the challenge.  To see more inspiration, please visit my very talented design team sisters,
Cheryl Scrivens* Chris Olsen* Diana Nguyen
 DJ Rants* Elizabeth Wisson* Linda Carson

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC213 or to join the challenge click here. You have until September 21, 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 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.

Well, today I'd like to bring up some scripture that reminds me of putting on or taking off clothing, Colossians 3:12-16
"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering (patience); bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."  Eph. 4:22 talks of putting off the "old man". 
All of this makes me think of the dirty rags we come to Christ with and how He gives us a brand new coat to put on...it is woven with threads of His character like kindness, goodness, patience, humility, peace, love, joy...you get the picture. It is the most beautiful coat, the threads look gold and pearlescent and copper and silver and sparkles like diamonds. This is the new life we have in Christ Jesus. He covers our dirty rags with His glorious coat.  That is what God sees when He looks at us who have given our lives to Christ, He only sees the glorious coat Christ gave us.  In other words, He sees the righteousness of Jesus because His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness and we have forgiveness from all our sin.  
I hope you belong to Him! If you don't and you want to know how to be part of the family of God, email me and I'll tell you more about it.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

DRS Challenge #139- Knots

Hello all, for this Thursday's challenge at DRS, I've made another bendi-frame card.  So part of my scene is on the back of the frame and the other part is on the card front.  The challenge is week is to use a knot/knots, so I have made some double knots on my cord and attached it to the bendi-frame.  I was thinking of making a hangman's noose but I can't remember how to do it!
DRS stamps used: 960E Boo-itful Halloween, 191C Small Ghost, 141H Spooky Silhouette, 136F Spooky Tree Limb, 125G The Raven, 517A Accent Bats.
This photo shows the bend of the frame which is easy to achieve and here's how: Your card base will be 1/8" smaller than your frame.  I used nesting rectangle dies from Spellbinders to make my frame. 
The web is a punch from Martha Stewart and it is punched out of vellum.  The fence is also a Martha Stewart border punch.  I added gray to it to make shadows (which is actually darker in real life).  The card base is purple and I first stamped the houses in black then re-stamped just the moon on white and cut it out. I cut out the ghostie too and he is attached to the back of the frame.
Before attaching the frame, I also stamped more bats and the sentiment then used Q-tips to make eerie looking mist floating in with white pigment ink.
So now I'm ready to attach the frame (which has the bare branch on one side, the fence and ghost at the bottom, the branch with crow on the right side and the webs at the top), I cut on 4 1/4" piece of foam tap then cut it in half lengthwise and put one half on each side of my frame...DO NOT put any adhesive on top or bottom of your frame. I attached my cord (under the tape) then I line up one side and stick the one side.  Now the other side will be slightly longer than my card so I have to be sure to line up the sides again of my frame and card top.  Now my frame naturally bends outward for a 3-D look.
Well, I hope you will join the challenge...remember, all you need is a card with a knot/knots to join in the fun.  Click HERE to see the other designer's cards and to join the challenge. 
Have a very creative weekend!
Robin


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ODBDSLC213-In Stitches

Good morning everyone!! 
Our Daily Bread Designs new release is all about stitching and sewing!
Today I have a card with a beautiful Victorian looking dress on a form.
I've used the new Doily die and some of the new paper collection, with lace, ribbon, buttons, pearls and machine sewing as well to create this card!
ODBD stamps used: Elizabeth, Doily Blessings
ODBD paper used: Soulful Stitches Collection
ODBD dies used: Doily
The dress is popped up with real lace (died to match) on top of the lace on paper.  Because my dress and form has a string of pearls on it, I decided to use pearls in my design as well as buttons to go with the paper. First though, I added a pretty zig-zag stitch by machine. Lastly, I also added a ribbon with bow to match the ribbon on the dress.  All the papers in this set are these beautiful green and peachy color which is so pretty...I love them!
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC213 or to join the challenge click here. You have until September 21, 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 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 other very talented design team sister to see more inspiration:
This card reminds me of the Proverbs 31 woman.  For those of you who know me in real life or maybe even on FB, you will know that my wonderful husband gives me flowers (or something nice) every time there is a 31st of the month. He told me it is because I am his Proverbs 31st woman.  So sweet!!
So here is how part of it goes if you have never read it: 
Proverbs 31:10-31 (just parts...go read it for the full version, you'll love it!)
Who can find a virtuous wife?  For her worth is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.  She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands....She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants.  Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come....Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.  Charm and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised....
I look forward to seeing your creations.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DRS Challenge #138 Hot Trends-Sequins and Jewels

Good morning to you all!! 
Today I'm sharing my spooky spider card.  I hate spiders, they give me the creeps!!  To me they are the scariest creatures on earth...next to sharks!  I was always scared of sharks but when Jaws came out, I was determined NEVER to go in the ocean again!!  Well, spiders are right up there on that list of scariest things!!  I found webs in my DETERGENT box the other day...NOT a good thing!  Is nothing sacred to a spider for crying out loud!  Good grief!
Well, they DO make great Halloween cards, so here we go...

I used black and purple Fun Flock on the spider body and leg parts.  Google eyes were used on the Spider's eyes.  My jewels are purple and lavender rhinestones.   As you can tell, my spider's legs are formed similar to a flower's petals and then I gave it an indented neck which made the back end rise up...I liked the look so I added a 3 layer foam dot under it to make it stay.  The head has one layer of foam.
My background is sprayed with white Memories spray ink to give it more texture and a creepier look! I used a web die from Memory Box and DRS web stamp in silver on top of the spray.  This card was loads of fun to make and has plenty of room for a sentiment because it is an easel card. 

To make this easel card you take a piece of cardstock (purple in this case) that is 4 1/4 X 11" and score at the 5 1/2"  mark then again on one side only, at the 2 3/4" mark.  Take another piece of cardstock (in this case black but it could be a decorative piece as well) which is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" to use as your front.  Decorate the front 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" piece as desired with image, die cuts, stamping, spraying, and etc. then glue the top of your piece to the top 2 3/4" part of your card base.  Now you have the basic easel fold.  Next you need to pop something up on the inside of your card so that your easel stays standing up, in this case, I used the sentiment panel popped up (see bottom photo to see how it rest inside the popped up sentiment).  I also used other papers and die cuts/punches and rhinestones to decorate the inside, (punch is a Martha Stewart "around the page" set).
Hope this gives you some ideas for making your own cards this Halloween!
Have a great day!
Robin

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #227-Use a Silhouette Stamp

MFP stamps used: Oriental Joy and Hum Along
The challenge this week is to use a silhouette stamp.  This MOSTLY solid stamp is the closest I have to a silhouette stamp.  I did my background with alcohol inks on glossy paper.
my circle dies are from Little B.  The sentiment label die is by Taylored Expressions.
I also added a sheer black bow and used an embossing folder on the purple layer.
To join the challenge and to see the other designer's samples, click HERE.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DRS challenge #137-It Gives Me The Creeps


The challenge this week is "It gives me the creeps"  Something spooky.
Of course, my card is not really spooky but more like fun, especially the sentiment!
DRS stamps used:  057E Ghouls just want to have fun greeting, 191C Sm. ghost, 810D add a fence, 688P Polka Dot background, 141H Silhouette spooky village (new release)
I used the dots background stamp for the grass, just to add some fun then sponged with green.  My spooky haunted houses were stamped and then masked while I sponged the sky in sunset colors. I took the mask off and colored the windows with a yellow glow, the moon as well.  The houses have a kind of misty look about them. I stamped the ghosty ghouls separately then colored and cut out.  I like the fence as a foreground because it looks a little rickety.
My sentiment  has google eyes attached and the panel is layered over "Boo" ribbon.
To see the other designer's cards and to join in the challenge, click HERE.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Interlocking gate fold mermaid

Colored with Copic Markers. I used an oval and a decorative oval from Spellbinders to make this card's interlocking "doors" (see small photo, it is partly open). I meant to put Stickles on the tail but forgot.  I did a little "out of the box" die cutting on the image, leaving the rock out to act like a little fastener for my doors.
Inside is another oval set so that WHEN I find the right words, I can stamp them.
This image is from Penny Black.
The card was done for SplitCoastStampers, two challenges, the color challenge and the new technique challenge...which was the interlocking gate fold.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ODBDSLC212 Sketch week 2

ODBD Stamps used: Noah's Ark
ODBD Paper used: Christian Faith Collection
I turned the sketch on it's side for this sample.  You may turn it any way you wish or reverse it, it is fine any which way you want it!
Noah's Ark is another new stamp (for me) and I was happy to use it here.  The little animals are so cute!!  I used Copic Markers to color my image and I used Stickles on the waves under the boat.  What better paper to use with my ark than the Christian Faith collection with the fish all over it!  On this sample I have used ribbon with little enamel white dots to make my banner elements.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC212 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 31, 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 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:
Cheryl Scrivens
Chris Olsen (our team leader)
Diana Nguyen
DJ Rants
Elizabeth Whisson
Linda Carson
Looking forward to seeing your creation!!!
So, this week I have made a baby card and that reminds me of new life.  New life always reminds me of what we have when we come to Jesus.  He gives us new life, we are spiritually born again. Our hearts are cleansed, our spirits are made new.  We go from our own darkness to His wonderful light!
Therefore, if  anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all have become new. II Cor. 5:17  I am amazed that God loves us so much!! He dug me out of a deep mucky pit and set me up on high places.  He has made me His daughter!!!  You can be His too...email me, I'll tell you how.
Thank you for coming to visit today!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #226-CAS

MFP stamps used: Sun & Moon
The challenge today is Clean and Simple (CAS).  This really is a challenge to me as I do not do CAS cards for the most part.  It is really hard for me to just STOP!   I decided to cut a circle out of my top panel and then use a circle die with holes as an embossing tool. I inserted the sun in the window and added a simple sentiment.
To join this challenge and to see the other designer's card samples, click HERE

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DRS CHALLENGE 136 COLOR

Hello everyone!  Time to get spooky!!! I love the great colors used in Halloween cards now.  Not just orange and black like when I was growing up but purple, lime green, yellow and the old standards too!
It makes for much more colorful cards!!
To see all the designers cards and join in the challenge, click HERE.
I've used DRS stamps: 136F Spooky Tree Limb, 517A Accent Bats, 898C Small Bat and Moon, and 134D Count Porkula.  Th Moon, ground and Count Porkula were colored with Copic Markers.  I then masked those areas and sponged color into the background. (The stamps with no link will be available after August 31st.)
For the frame I used water color sprays on water color paper then used an around the card web punch set from Martha Stewart.  The background was also sprayed with Water color sprays (Stampzia).
The challenge this week is to use the colors in this inspiration Design Seed:
Happy stamping and hope you have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ODBDSLC212 Sketch

ODBD stamps used: Apples
ODBD Paper used: Blushing Rose Collection
ODBD dies used: Pennants
I recently bought this stamp image of the apples and have been wanting to color them, so today's sketch was perfect for it!  I used Copic Markers to color the image.  The paper I used for most of the other elements on this sketch card are from Blushing Rose collection which is so lovely.  It has some inked looking edges so I inked all of my edges to match.  I used the pennant die set to create my little banners under the apple barrel, using 4 different papers from the set.  The ribbon is seam binding that I dyed.  On the white panel I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then used Liquid Pearls to make my own little "pearls" on each crossing.  The color was perfect and I think it is actually called rose as well.
Here is the sketch for the next two weeks of challenge.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC212 or to join the challenge, click
 here .  You have until August 31, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT to join us.
By participating in the challenge, you have the chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate good toward the purchase of stamps in the "stamp 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 do not post on Flickr as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your card on the blog.
Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
The verse on my card reminds me of the great love our heavenly Father has for us!!
He loves us with a never ending love...whenever I feel down or anxious I like to read the Psalms because it reassures me of God's love for me!!  It also reminds me that we are only human and we, even the best of us, get discouraged from time to time or we blow it and have to seek forgiveness.  The best part about being a Christian isn't that we are perfect, it is that we are assured forgiveness when we are not, if we will just confess it to Him (He already knows anyway!!) and turn from our selfish ways. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us...the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord...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.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 3:23. 5:8, 6:23 and 10:9-10  Jesus was quick to forgive sin but He always said, "Go and sin no more"...it isn't that we can be perfect after meeting Christ, it is a matter of not practicing evil ways...in other words, don't keep doing what you know God has told you is wrong in His word or with the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.  When you come to Christ you turn 180 degrees, from darkness to His light!  Keep walking in the light my friends!
Thanks for coming and visiting with me.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #225-9 Square Background

MFP stamps used: Coneflowers
Today's challenge is to use 9 squares.  I made 9 squares for my background with yellow and matted each one with orange.  I punched a trio of butterflies (Martha Stewart punch). and added a rhinestone to each for a head.  The sentiment panel was die cut with a Spellbinder label die and I threaded it with a sheer orange ribbon.
To join this challenge and see the other designer's samples, click HERE.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DRS CHALLENGE #135 BIRTHDAY

This has been one of those weeks! Wow! I've been super busy over at SplitCoast being one of the hostesses for the Dare To Get Dirty challenge week!! I think there were 3000 cards turned in for this last week for about 50 challenges.  Can you believe some people did a card for each challenge!
So, here now is the Thursday challenge for DRS...Birthday!  This is a very easy challenge...anything Birthday will be great!
  I used DRS stamp 761 H Brush Birthday Greeting for the inside, 1073L Daffodil Butterfly circle for the main image and 363H Silhouette Branch Background for my paper.  First I stamped the paper background with VersaMark then again in gold. I cut the filigree frame with a Spellbinders card maker die set.
My Butterfly circle was colored with Copics, cut out then I used a gold leaf pen around the edge.
To join this challenge and to see all the designers cards for this challenge, click HERE.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reflections

Good morning everyone!!
This is one of the cards I did for Dare To Get Dirty over at SplitCoastStampers.  It is done on water color paper so the ink did not want to transfer well from my reverse image (image by Memory Box).  I first tried stamping onto an acrylic block to transfer but that did NOT work at all in this case.  I then used a piece of smooth rubber that I bought years ago to carve.  I stamped my image on it and quickly stamped it onto my card.  As you can see, the image lines are not quite so pronounced but in this case I felt it was a good thing.  Probably one big mistake I made was to put dabs of color on the trees first.  I should have done the sky first as it is a wash and would not lift and mix as easily as the yellow leaves and you know what happens when you mix yellow and blue together.  That worked ok in the water here and there because it's water but I did NOT want green in my sky!!  I really had to take care in the way I moved my brush around up there.
The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It seemed perfect for this card as the water has to be still or quiet to show a reflection.
So it is with our hearts...When your heart is quiet and emptied of your "self", that is, your own desires, your own way, your own anything...you can then reflect more of Christ.
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God" Romans 12:2
"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Be imitators of God as dear children.  And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us..." Eph. 4:32-5:2
I would just like to add, referring to the verse in Romans, that the way to renew our minds and be transformed into His image is to read His word daily and sit in quiet with Him and in prayer to Him.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me" Ps. 51:10

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ODBDSLC211 Sketch week 2




ODBD paper used: Rustic Beauty
ODBD dies used: Beautiful Borders
For today's card I have turned the sketch upside down.  I added a couple of heart shaped pearls that I changed color with Copic Markers to better match the border color I used.  I love the Rustic Beauty papers and this one really goes well with the old wood fence post in my image.  This lantern has been lighting the path to home for a long time as you can tell by all the rust!!  It may be rusty but it still does the job!
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC211 or to join the challenge click HERE.  You have until August 17th 2014 at 8:00 EDT to join us.  By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamp 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 do not post on flickr 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 to see more inspiration:
Cheryl Scrivens
Chris Olsen (team leader)
Diana Nguyen
DJ Rants
Elizabeth Whisson
Linda Carson
"Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle." Ps. 43:3
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Ps. 119:105

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #224-Feathers

MFP stamps used: Hum Along
Today I used feather paper as I have no feather stamps. But my Hummer has feathers so I chose to you him for my main image.  I distressed the edges of my feather paper before adding it to my blue panel and used the same blue paper for my sentiment panel (Taylored Expressions).
You can join in the challenge and see the other designer's samples by clicking HERE.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DRS Challenge 134 Hot Trends, Chevrons and Arrows

DRS stamps used: 1145C Enjoy Today, and 291K Strawberries
Oh my goodness, don't those strawberries look yummy!! They are colored with Copic Markers and I also used a white pigment pen on the seeds.   Hard to see but there is an acrylic arrow above the sentiment and I used a chevron embossing folder on the lower part of the red panel.  The upper part was die cut using a chevron die.  This challenge is all about using chevrons and arrows...let's see your creations using these really popular shapes.  To join in the challenge and see the other designer's cards, click HERE.
Hope to see you there!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dare To Get Dirty 2014

Stamp/digi by: Saturated Canary
Stamp by: Terry Medaris, Fence stamp by Heartfelt Creations
Digital Pencil by Mo Manning
Stamp bt SugarNellie
Some recent additions to the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over at SCS... Click HERE for more info.
If you are not yet a club member click HERE for info.
Come on, what are you waiting for??? There are a multitude of challenges including everything you could imagine...so get going!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ODBDSLC211-SKETCH WEEK 1



ODBD stamps used: Ocean Treasures
ODBD papers: Rustic Beauty Collection
This is a shaker card.  I have used a plastic self adhesive container to hold sand with the stamped image of the sand dollar.  The shells and star fish are real.  In case you can't read the sentiment it says "You can shake the sand from your shoes but it will never leave your soul".
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC211 or to join the challenge click HERE.  You have until August 17th 2014 at 8:00 EDT to join us.  By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamp 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 do not post on flickr 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 to see more inspiration:
Cheryl Scrivens
Chris Olsen (team leader)
Diana Nguyen
DJ Rants
Elizabeth Whisson
Linda Carson
"For they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; for they shall partake of the abundance of the seas and of the treasures hidden in the sand." Deuteronomy 33:19


Saturday, August 2, 2014

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #223- Stamped background

MFP stamps used: Great Flowers.
Today's challenge is to use a stamp to make your background.  I used a stamp from this set that is partly solid partly open and stamped it several times with Shell Pink (just a little darker than the paper) then stamped again in-between the first stamped flowers with Unicorn White (opaque white pigment ink).  I think it made a nice soft background (better seen in real life of course).
The ribbon is actually about the same color as the paper IRL as well.
I used an Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug for the white panel.
You can find this challenge by clicking HERE.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DRS CHALLENGE #133-USING RUBBER BANDS ON A BACKGROUND



DRS stamps used:  Mini Marshmallow 493A,  Cocoa and Marshmallow greeting 231H, Cocoa and Marshmallows 223H 
Aren't these marshmallows cute!!!Depending on the color, they would make great Girl Scout/Boy Scout cards! Anyone who takes kids out camping knows that they love Hot Chocolate and especially MARSHMALLOWS!!!
So, to my card...I used two rubber bands on a brayer to make this pink background.  I used White Unicorn opaque pigment ink on my brayer, (The challenge this week is to use rubber bands in some way). Then, I wrapped the sheer ribbon around the top and sewed the edges of the pink, zigzag style, catching the ribbon as well.  For this card, I decided to make an easel card because the sentiment I wanted to use (poem about marshmallows) is large.  The cup and marshmallows are popped up on the card front and of course the sentiment is popped up so the the front will catch on it and stand up!  The bow on the front is glue dotted on.
I used Copic Markers to color.
To join in the challenge and to see all the other designers samples, click HERE.
Thanks for visiting and as always, comments are welcome and appreciated!
Robin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ODBDSLC210- Sponging or Stencils week 2

Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Monday was blessed.
For today's card, I stamped the fishnet in white on white and embossed with white powder and heat gun.  I sponged orange and yellow on then set it aside while I worked on the main image.  I used the Anchor set on white then used a nesting circle die.  I used the same die plus one smaller on brown to make my "porthole" which is popped up.  I then added brass looking nailhead 3-D stickers (Mark Richards).  The sky was sponged but the foreground anchor etc was colored with Copic Markers.
My husband is a Royal Ranger leader (like Boy Scouts through our church) and has a book of knots he uses so I used that to make a couple of nautical knots in the cords.
My sentiment came from the All Occasion Sentiment set, I just trimmed it then cut chevrons on both sides then sponged some yellow and orange on.  
The fishnet panel is also popped up.
Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
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.
 "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast..."  Heb. 6:19
"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness...When darkness hides His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand all other ground is sinking sand.  His oath, His covenant, and blood support me in the whelming flood; when every earthly prop gives way He then is all my hope and stay"  This hymn goes so well and is, I believe, based on Hebrews 6.  I hope you like it!
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #222- Musical

MFP stamps used: Tree Frogs
The challenge this week is to make a musical card! I used a music die from Memory Box cut out of black CS to make my music background.  The stamp that came to mind was my frog stamps since frogs routinely serenade us every night where I live.
To join in the challenge and to see the other designer's samples, click HERE

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DRS CHALLENGE #132 INCHIES

DRS stamps used:Christmas Village House one 117C, Vertical Triple Trees 876H.
I stamped my house on three inchies (packaged inchies). Then colored in three different house colors.
I stamped the Vertical trees on basic white then trimmed and lined with silver leaf pen.  I punched snowflakes and layered them then added a dot of glitter to the top.
My background panel was embossed with a Darice folder then I lined it with silver as well.  My house/tree panel is popped up.  Finally I added a bow and called it good!
Please visit the DRS blog site to see more inspiration and to join in the challenge, click HERE.
This was really fun to create and I hope you'll join in.
Thanks for coming to visit!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Power Poppy floral

Love this stamp set!!! Dies are from Spellbinders.  I used gold leaf pen to line the die cuts. The embossing folder is also from Spellbinders.
I used Copic Markers to color.

Stampin' Up! Florals

This is from 5 different stamps in one Stampin' Up! set.  I masked and stamped until I had the combo I wanted.  I added a few stems to the little yellow flowers.  The background is sponged to look like clouds in a blue sky. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart butterfly trio punch.

This is one stamp (the flowers). It is a huge corner stamp by Stampin' Up! The words are a separate stamp.  I did not add color to the background on this one.

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.



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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!