Friday, March 31, 2017

Our Daily Bread Designs- Looking Back at the March Anniversary Release




Hi Friends! 


If you have not already visited the ODBD Blog, I know that you will not want to miss out on the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my sister “Bread Sticks”,  so we are hoping that you will hop along with us:
Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Angie 
LoriSandee * Robin 
Kathy Diana * Julie (you are here) * Helen




To create this card:

1). Die cut and emboss the numbers from gold foil using the Large Numbers Dies. 

2). Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx. 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.  Mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

3). Trim a piece of black cardstock to 3 1/6" x 5 1/4", score two lines along each vertical side, mount onto the card front.

4).  Stamp the sentiment from the Celebration stamp set onto white cardstock using black archival ink, heat set with the heat tool.  Die cut and emboss using the Rectangles Custom Dies.

5). Mount the sentiment onto the card front and add the die cut gold foil numbers with dimensional foam.

6).  Add a few black sequins to finish off the card. 

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates and best wishes for your future!  I had fun designing and creating this card and hope I have inspired you today :-)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  Hugs and may all of you have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Parisian Roses

Hi Friends!   

I had a chance to create another card the Roses In Paris background stamp from Artistic Outpost along with ODBD Pierced Rectangles Custom Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

I decided to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers CC628 Color Challenge (dessert option- "anything goes" so I added light blue) along with the Simon Monday "Things with Wings" Challenge.

I hope you have had a chance to visit the challenge sites as well as the Artistic Outpost Blog and AO FB page- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Roses In Paris background stamp with memento black ink and stamp onto a piece of white card stock.

2). Color the image with alcohol markers and water-based markers.  Use a water soluble graphite pencil with a water brush to add shadows, an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights and a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flowers.

3). Fussy cut around the edge of the stamped Roses In Paris image.

4). Die cut and emboss a piece of white card stock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, mount onto the black card front and adhere the fussy cut Roses In Paris image to the center to finish off the card.

That’s it- quick and easy and I think that this would be a great card to have on hand for almost any occasion, don’t you?

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, my friends!


TCC70 Sending Peace and Strength


Hi Friends!!

It’s time for The Card Concept #70 “Purple Haze” Challenge!  Isn’t this a fun inspiration photo with all of the purple bottles and hazy finishes?  I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media card using Power Poppy’s digital images.


If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the wonderful Design Team cards at The Card Concept as well as the Splitcoaststampers challenge galleries- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using your computer along with a printer, print out the Power Poppy digital image of Easy Breezy Coneflowers and position the sentiment from the digital set, Olive  and Oak onto white cardstock.

2). Color the floral image using watercolor pencils, alcohol and water-based markers adding shadows with a water soluble graphite pencil. 

3). Use a chevron stencil, apply light purple classic ink with a stencil brush and apply shimmer with a clear glitter pen.

4). Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and mount onto eggplant cardstock, mount onto the white card base.

5). Use an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the coneflower centers.

Stamp Sets:  Easy Breezy Coneflowers, Olive and Oak (both digital from Power Poppy)

Ink/Mediums: Printer Ink- black; Derwent® Watercolor and Graphite Water Soluble Pencils, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Perfect Plum Classic Ink, Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen, Spectrum Noir® Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Chevron Stencil, MFT Stitched Rectangle Die

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope all of you have a wonderful week and you will be able to join us for the #70 “Purple Haze” Challenge at The Card Concept!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SUO171 Happy Easter



Hi Friends!   

It’s time for the #171 “April Theme” Challenge  at SU-Only Challenges!  April reminds me that spring has arrived and this year, Easter is also in April, so it is my favorite time of year!  

I had fun masking the You’ve Got This floral image and coloring with the Marina Mist marker using the AquaPainter™ and pairing the image with a heat embossed sentiment from Crazy About You for this quick Easter card.  If you have any questions on how to create this card, please let me know.

I love to play along with online challenges so I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers’ CC627 Color Challenge and the As You See It #146 "Spring has Sprung" Challenge (Easter is my favorite part of Spring).  

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from all!  

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “April Theme” challenge!

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Good News- Jesus Paid It All

Hi Friends!

The Good News
I hope all of you had a great weekend! I had a chance to design a few cards this weekend and wanted to share an Easter card that was created with the Creative Worship Clear Stamp Set, The Good News designed by Korin Sutherland and available at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I love this stamp set with the variety of sentiments and images- perfect for Bible Art Journaling, Scrapbooking, Home Décor as well as card making and it is perfect for Easter!  I am so thankful that in Christ, we have a Savior who "Paid In Full" and paid it all for my sins and yours- what a wonderful Savior is Jesus, My Lord!!  

My prayer today would be that you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, that you have trusted in Him to forgive you of your sins and believe that He came down to earth born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for you and me and rose again on the third day!  It is that simple to know for sure that you will spend eternity with the Lord in Heaven- Acts 16:31a "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved".   

If you have not had a chance to visit the SNSS Blog or FB Page, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from the rest of the SNSS Creative Team is posted throughout the month as well as from the Word Art Wednesday Challenge gallery!

To create this card:

1). Using a clear acetate envelope (cut off the side, top and bottom so you can open like a book), apply distress ink (I used wild honey and carved pumpkin) directly to the acetate, spritz lightly with water, close the “book” and smoosh the inks together, re-open the “book” and lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, re-applying as needed to fill the paper.


2). Ink the sentiments from The Good News with one of the same shades of distress ink as the background and fill the paper with the sentiments.  Use a stencil brush to apply ripe persimmon distress ink over the edges and background to fill in the rest of the white areas and trim the panel.

3). Mount the background onto a piece of dark brown cardstock and set aside.

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx.. 2 ¾” x 5 ¼”, stamp the “Paid In Full” sentiment from The Good News using espresso ink onto the lower part of the panel and add the background panel to the left hand side.  Trim the panels to square, mount onto dark brown cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the white card base.

5). Ink the nail cross and crown of thorns image with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, fussy-cut the images and color with a taupe water based marker.  Mount the images onto the card front with dimensional foam.
  
6). Finish off the card with a few black sequins and add a bit of shimmer to the words on the background panel with a clear glitter pen.

Thanks again for taking to visit, I hope I have inspired you and that you will stop by again soon- hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop


Hi Friends!

Today is a special day- Lesley and Corey Croghan are expecting their first child, a baby girl and we are having a "Welcome Little Miss Croghan" blog hop in her honor!! Lesley is not only a wonderful person, wife, friend and card designer, but she is also the creator of many card challenge blog sites !! She truly is an inspiration to all of us! 

I have known Lesley for several years now and started off Guest Designing on The Paper Players, become a regular designer on the Dynamic Duos DT and am currently designing on The Card Concept DT.  She is very supportive and encouraging- such a joy to know and I am so thrilled to be able to be part of the “Little Miss Croghan” Blog Hop!  Congratulations Lesley and Corey!!



Since I love to participate in online challenges, I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers'CC594 Color Challenge along with the SC633 Sketch Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday "Use More than One Die or Punch" Challenge into my "Welcome Baby" card for Lesley.  


If you have any questions on how to create this card, please let me know.  We are hoping that you will take a moment to hop along with all of us and you can see the rest of the cards in the blog hop here.
  
Stamp Sets: Welcome Baby (SugarPea Designs)

Ink/Mediums: Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach

Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Quilt and Polka Dot Embossing Folders, MFT Stitched Rectangles and Circle STAX Dies, MFT Horizontal Strip Dies,  MFT Blueprints Dies, Pierced Star Die (retired Whimsy Stamps), Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a great week!

Roses In Paris- Thanks



Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a fun Mixed Media card on the Artistic Outpost blog using the Roses in Paris background stamp along with ODBD Custom Dies-Thanks and Bitty Blossoms (all items are available at Our Daily Bread Designs).

I am linking this card to the Deep Ocean Challenge #151 “Flowers Everywhere” Challenge as well as the Double “D” Things that Fly Challenge (I love watching birds so I thought of bluebirds :-)).

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the Artistic Outpost blog yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Roses In Paris background image with embossing ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat emboss the image with white embossing powder.  Once the embossing has cooled, use water-based markers to color the flowers with melon and purple, birds with blue and background with green.  Lightly wipe off the ink from the embossed areas using a paper towel.

2). Use a sponge dauber to apply various distress inks over the entire image- I used vintage photo, tea dye, walnut stain and brushed corduroy- lightly wipe off the excess ink from the embossed areas. 

3). Fussy cut the panel along the jagged edge of the image and mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount again onto a piece of olive cardstock before adhering to the white card base.

4). From gold foil and purple cardstock, use the Thanks Die to cut one sentiment from gold and two from purple.  Layer the two purple die cuts together before adding the gold on top to give the sentiment dimension and adhere directly to the card front.

5). Die cut and emboss the flowers and leaves from white., purple and olive cardstock using the Bitty Blossoms Dies, layer the flowers and leaves together before adding to the card front.

6). Finish off the card by adding pearls to the flower centers.

It is difficult to photograph foil paper but I hope I have inspired you today with this quick Mixed Media card!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!



Thursday, March 23, 2017

F4A370 Floral Birthday



Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far! This card was designed for the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For AllF4A370 “A CASE of My Favorites” Challenge- choose a favorite of yours from your Splitcoaststampers’ Fav Gallery and CASE the card. 

"CASEing" means Copy and Sahre Everything so you can copy directly or change the layout, colors, etc. inspired by one of the favorites in your Splitcoaststampers gallery.   

Usually if you copy the card directly from a card artist, it should be for your personal use only and not for publication or sale.  This is a general rule of thumb and most card artists are honored if you choose to CASE one of their creations for your personal use :-)

For my card, I decided to CASE this gorgeous card (pictured above) that was designed by one of my sweet friends, Cheryl Scrivens (see her Splitcoaststampers gallery here and her blog here.  I loved the way she used a horizontal strip for the Scripture sentiment, her excellent coloring and the beautiful coloring of the floral images.

I will also be linking this card to the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and the FUSION 03/16 "Paris Rain" Challenge (I was inspired by the bright red and orange against the gray of the rain for my colors ) :-) 




I used the retired Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio program to import the Power Poppy digital images, Climbing Clematis (for the flowers) and Tulips Hobnail Pitcher (for the sentiment) but you could use any scrapbooking software or Microsoft Word to import the digital images.  Or, if you desire, mask and stamp the images to create this layout.   

One reason I love digital images is that you can re-size the images and I did enlarge the Climbing Clematis for this card. 


To create this card:

1). Insert the digital images from Power Poppy into a scrapbook editing software program (I used My Digital Studio) or you can use Word.  Once you are happy with the layout, print out onto a piece of white cardstock using an inkjet printer and black ink.
Front view

2). Color the image with alcohol markers along with colored pencils, water-soluble graphite pencils and water-based markers.  Add shimmer to the petals and butterflies with a clear glitter pen and white details with an extra fine white paint pen.  Originally I had more white in the background showing and decided to color up to the stitching on the die, I think I will go back and fill in the margin as well since it seems to look a bit jagged to me:-)

3). Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto gray cardstock, trimming close to the edge and mount onto the white card base.

4). Use a waterproof black marker along with a ruler to create the horizontal lines above and below the sentiment panel to finish off the card.

This card was so fun to create and thanks Cheryl, for the inspiration!  Since it is basically one layer, it will not require additional postage- yea!!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope you will have a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers’ Free for All Gallery and possibly create your own card based off a favorite of yours.

Hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend, sweet friends!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ODBDSLC284 "I Am the Resurrection and the Life"

Hi Friends! 

It’s not too late to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC284 “Anything Goes with ODBD” Challenge!  This month we want to see your creations using at least one Our Daily Bread Designs products (stamps, dies, paper from ODBD, Northcoast Creations or Artistic Outpost).

I decided to create another card showcasing the March 2017 ODBD Release stamp set Daffodils, coordinating Daffodil Die and the new Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies along with the previously released Pierced Rectangles Dies.

If you have not visited the rest of my ODBD Design Team Sisters’ blogs and checked out their fabulous projects yet, I hope you will find time to do so:


To create this card:

1). Using the Pierced Rectangles Dies, die cut and emboss a piece of bright green cardstock, mount onto the white card base.

2). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the largest die from the Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, mount onto the card front.

3). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock using the medium die from the Pierced Rectangles Dies, ink and stamp the sentiment from Daffodils using archival black ink and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

4). Ink the Daffodils floral image with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and watercolor with water based markers.  Die cut with the coordinating Daffodils Die and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

5). Add a few pearls to finish off the card.

Don’t forget- you have until April 2, 2017 to join us for a chance to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light award or to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate (one random participant will be chosen).  

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will be able to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC284 “Anything Goes with ODBD ” Challenge!




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