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Thursday, January 28, 2016

DRS Challenge #211 Sparkle and Shine

Good morning!
Here is my sparkle and shine card for the new challenge.
I used several coats of Heavy clear embossing powder on my die cut shamrocks to make them shine.
I also used gold chunky embossing powder on the Shamrock Background 326H making my framing for the image and on the image itself 521L Sean & the Rainbow.  I did color the image first, of course, with Copic Markers. 
My gold and black framing dies are Spellbinders, along with the Shamrock frame and image dies.
The sentiment stamp is a new release.
Come and join in with this fun challenge at DRS Designs.  You can also see all the other designer samples there. You don't have to use heavy embossing powder, you can choose glitter, Stickles, Glossy Accents...anything that shines or sparkles.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Super-Gate fold scenics

Super Gate Fold or as I also call it, Hinged Gate Fold.

This first one is called "Love Lives Here".  The stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The dies are by Joy, Memory Box, I.O., and Cottage Cuts.  This one also has extra layers so the purple is 2 3/4" X 4 1/4" on the sides, 5 1/8" X 4 1/4" on the inside.  Then light blue at 2 1/2" X 4" and 4 7/8" X 4 1/4" for the center inside.  I used Glossy Accents (Diamond Glase or Crystal Effects would be the same) on the icicles and Stickles along with loose glitter on the rest of the snow. I rubbed white dye ink on the embossed sky and the bricks of the house before adding anything to them.  Here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where I live, we have Blue Jays/Steller Jays instead of cardinals so that is why my birds are blue.  They have the same crested head as the cardinal.
I'm not sure who makes the embossing folder because there is no name on it (I should have kept the packaging). The ground is just torn white card stock.  I used the right deer rear end and bird to tuck my front in for a closure.
This one has no extra matting so it is just like the pattern above.  I used a ribbon for closure on this one.
The dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs, Cottage Cuts, Sue Wilson, Sizzix and Dee's Distinctively. 
I hope you have enjoyed these as much as I had making them, it was really fun!  You could really do ANY kind of scene with these.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DRS Designs Challenge #210 Color

Good morning!
Welcome to another challenge at DRS Designs.  This week is a color challenge.

The front of my card is done with the open plaid (stripe) and a heart die cut opening with a scallop heart frame.  I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day on pink then cut it out with a heart and placed it so that the happy Valentine shows through the window.  On the inside I decided to make my hearts look like these little hearts on the color palate.  I reverse masked the hearts and stamped the open plaid again. Used my stamp aligner to stamp the corners and stamped my romantic sentiment on top of the striped hearts.  This is the perfect Valentine for your true love!
I hope you will join the challenge this week, you will be eligible to win the weekly prize.
To see the other designer cards for this challenge and to submit your entry 
 please click on the link to the DRS Blog site.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs-Wishing

Good morning!
Today I have for you a Valentine (could be for any occasion) for a friend!
Another idea for our month long challenge!
The New is: Wishing and Wishing Words.

I have used the (new) January release Wishing die and Wishing Words
I also used the (older): Asters, Ornate Hearts, Boho Background, Rectangles and
I double cut Wishing with white and pink as a shadow. Each Aster layer was cut twice, shaped and glued together. I sponged a bit of pink on for color and added some fringed pink mulberry paper in the centers.  I cut the Shabby Rose paper a tiny bit smaller than my white layer and glued them together.  I then used the straight edged heart to die cut through both layers.  I Added the Boho Background to the back of the cut then foam taped it up from the folded card base.  I then made my heart frame by cutting the outer scalloped heart and again using the inner straight line heart to cut out the center and glued it in place.
My sentiment is White heat embossed to a piece of Shabby Rose paper and die cut with a small rectangle die (which I then shortened with the same die). I matted it twice to go with the other layers, added a bow and glued my flowers in place! Done!  Easy peasy.
You can find this card on the challenge blog site HERE along with a card from my sister "breadstick" Chris. Please visit Chris's blog post to see her card and how she made it.

Here are the Our Daily Bread Products I've used:

Thank you for visiting today!
I Wish you happiness and joy in your New Year!
My prayer for you for the New Year is:
Colossians 1:9-14
"... to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed usinto the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins".


Friday, January 15, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs January Look Back

Good morning!
Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs January 1st Release, here is the card and the project I created. For more inspiration using the January Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

This card is different from my usual colorful cards, I wanted to do something in gray tones, white and silver.
 ODBD stamps: Wishing Well, Wishing Words
ODBD dies: Wishing, Stitched Ovals, Double Stitched Rectangle, Leafy Edged Border, Flourished Star Pattern
I started this card with two panels 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 and embossed each with a different folder, cut one with the curved plain Leafy Edged Border then glued it to the bottom of my brick embossed panel and die cut both together with the Flourished Star Pattern outside stitched die.  I then cut another Leafy Edged Border using one of the decorative edges for my border between the two different embossings and glue it down.  I stamped my Wishing Well and die cut it with one of the Double Stitch Rectangles and cut the second Double stitch rectangle "frame" out and glued it on.  The Wishing Well was colored with Copic Markers in both warm and cool gray tones and a "grounding" done with cool gray tones.
I dyed my ribbon to match and was extrememly happy to find gray pearls in my stash!  These were together mounted on a card folded base.  I now stamped my sentiment and die cut with the Stitched Ovals and die cut my "Wishing" from a print silver.

I also did a book marker with the Bible Journal stamp "Your Mercy"
This second one is with a slight variation (I sponged the edges with Sky Blue Brilliance Ink).  I'm not sure which one I like better!!

I hand cut my tag after tracing a store bought tag  because I wanted it to be longer.
I wanted to use some bright happy colors for this tag (which I gave to my hubby because he loves book markers!!).  This stamp is very easy to color and you can use any number of color combos...I love it! I used it in my Bible and used it for a tag...I think I will make some gift tags now...I have lots of friends at church who would love a book marker like this!
You could also mask off the scripture reference and use this anywhere in your Bible, or Planner, Calendar, get the picture!

Be sure to visit each designer to get some GREAT inspiration!! 
Sandee * Cathy * Julie * Lori * Robin T. * Dawn * Robin C. (You are here!)

ODBD products used:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DRS Designs Challenge #209 Heart to Heart

Good morning!
This is a special fold card that I've made for the heart challenge this week.
I used the very cute Cupig 607G for the front.

This photo shows the flaps a little better and how they over-lap.

The edges of all three panels are sponged and stamped with 808H Interlocking Hearts.  I die cut 3 pink scallop hearts to place on each panel (the two sides are glued over the half cut out hearts making the flaps that fold over each other).  Inside I stamped the 664G Be My Valentine Question Mark  on one of the pink hearts then I punched and die cut some smaller hearts to glue to the right side flap then I stamped it with one of the 670D Hugs 4 in 1 words "Hugz".
It was a little hard getting this card to stand up straight because of the heart point bottoms so it may look a bit crooked but it really isn't.
To see more inspiration for the Hearts challenge and to link your own card, please click HERE.  This link takes you to the DRS Blog site.
Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

DRS Designs Challenge #208 Hot Trends-The Weather Outside

Good morning!
January means winter weather in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
so I've created a very wintry day with lots of (almost) white out conditions!
Welcome to this week's challenge-The Weather Outside.

I used a snowflake embossing folder from Darice, Score Tape and loose glitter for the inner frame and chunky glitter (along with fine) for the rest.
The trees by DRS Designs 757L Silhouette Majestic Pines are white embossed on a light sky blue panel and then I white embossed the DRS 855H Splatter Background all over the sky for falling snow.  I added Stormy Sky Distress ink to the edges and sponged some white pigment ink on the snow ground (without embossing).  I stamped DRS 611D Warm Wishes  with Stormy Sky.  I then used glue and loose glitter to cover my ground, chunky along the skyline and fine for the rest of the ground.
The frames are popped up from the image and the card base (there is about 1/16" of card base showing all the way around).
Well, that's about it.  I hope yo will join in our challenge this week.  If you do, please link your submission HERE.  You will also find more inspiration from my teamies on the design team.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ODBDSLC269 Something Old and Something New

Good morning!
Welcome to another challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This year we will be doing things a little differently, there will only be one challenge per month and you will have until the end of the month to enter.
This month we want you to use something old (from your stash maybe, I used the older "deer" stamp and something new, I used the new Wishing die from ODBD).

ODBD stamps: Quiet Waters, Wishing Words
I stamped and die cut my deer image and then die cut a black mat to enhance the image.  After coloring with Copic Markers I used a white painty pen to add shimmer lights to the water and spot on the fawn.  I die cut a white panel with the outer die of the Flourished Star Pattern set then also die cut a white panel with the Vintage Flourish Pattern (trimming each edge to fit inside the stitch lines of the bottom panel) 1" white satin ribbon was used to embellish along with black pearls.
Wishing was cut once in black and once in white and stacked offset.
The "you happiness" is part of the new set of words (Wishing Words) that coordinate with the Wishing die.

To see more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:
ChrisDiana and Robin (that's me)

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC269 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until January 31, at 8:00 pm 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.

I hope you will enter in our challenge for a chance to win at Our Daily Bread Designs!!
ODBD products used:

 My husband said that this image reminds him of Psalm 23

Psalm 23 (NLT)

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;

    I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;

    he leads me beside peaceful streams.

    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcom to 2016 Our Daily Bread Designs New Release

Good morning and welcome to the first release of 2016!
Our Daily Bread Designs has it's first stamps made for the Bible journaler.
You can also use these stamps for making bookmarks and cards as well, so, if you don't have a Journaling Bible or you just don't mark in your Bible, you can still make beautiful cards with these stamps, you will see samples as you hop along with us today!
Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first sample is a Bible page.
ODBD stamp: Your Mercy
ODBD die: Sunburst Background (used as a stencil)
I stamped with Memento Black and then used my Prismacolor pencils to color the image and also to make the sunrays using the Sunburst Background as a stencil.
Using the Bible journaling stamps makes journaling in my new Bible very easy.  This was my first try and I am very happy with it.
The Bible I got is an ESV single column Journal Bible.
ODBD products used for my sample above:

My next sample is a card made with the new Wishing Well stamp set.
I stamped and die cut the Wishing well then colored with Copic Markers.  I decided to use pastel colors like the ODBD paper that I was using.  I usually use more realistic colors when coloring images but I love this paper and the colors. 
I then die cut the border, the butterflies, and the Lacey Square.
The Posies were die cut from several layers of pink and white Mulberry paper then misted with water and formed, allowed to dry and glued together.  They have pearl centers and I also used pearl trails for the butterflies.  I used a pretty light pink ribbon stuffed up under the flowers that I had misted and wrinkled.  My leaves are die cut from a light green Mulberry paper.
ODBD Products used on this card:

To see more inspiration please follow along with our Blog Hop:
Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Robin C.(you are here)RobinT. * Lori * 
Sandee * Angie * Lisa * Chris * Sabrina * Diana * Silke
Remember to comment for a chance to win!

I hope you will try your hand at Bible journaling, it's really fun!
Thanks for visiting!

Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV)

15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.