Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge-August

Second post of the day!  Six more cards for the Christmas Card Challenge on SCS!  WooHoo!  Just realized that you can't see the other cards in my photo but I promise 
there are two more of each design behind the two that you see!!  I seriously love these Sepia Card Toppers from Flower Soft!  I colored them with copic markers, stamped the sentiment from the Mistletoe Tag Set on three of the toppers, and added Polar White Flower Soft!  I made the bows with my Bow Easy and glued them down.  The background is a Sizzix embossing folder.  
The final addition was a few sprays of Marshmallow Glimmer Mist!!!   
Thanks for stopping by!  

Please join us tomorrow for the monthly release blog hop at Our Daily Bread designs
My Siggy


Good morning!  Just a quick post this morning!  Hope to have another post later today but we'll see.  I have learned so many things these last couple of weeks.  Let's just say I have a new healthy respect for the caregivers of the world.  Not that I didn't before but there are so many things that I had never thought about.  I will share more details at a later time but for now, it's just one day at a time, Sweet Jesus!  I keep singing that song over and over!  And look at this sweet little caregiver on my card!  Mama bird works hard all day long caring for those precious little ones!  This is another in the series of cards I created using a Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps sheet.  I recently found out from a friend that these are no longer available and that makes me so sad, as I only purchased the one sheet a while back!  And isn't that heart trim so adorable?!!  Too bad that is the only little piece I had!  The background is K&Co.  I rounded the top corners and added vintage lace and ric-rac.  Then I added the seam binding, bow, pearls and little flower, and some glimmer mist to finish the card!  If you have a summer inspiration to share, we invite you to link up your project to the Passionately Artistic Blog so we can see what you have been up to!  Thank you so much for spending a few moments with me this morning!  Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
My Siggy

Monday, August 29, 2011

September is Sneaking Up On Us!!!

Hi there!  Hope you have had a great day!  I have a little sneak peek at two of the new ODBD sets being released on the first!  I stamped the image several times, colored with copic markers and cut out the gardening glove, seed packet and shovel so I could layer those pieces over the other colored image.  The scripture is cut out with Spellbinders Ovals.  The background was done by embossing the white paper with the ODBD Butterfly embossing plate and then stamping the raised areas with the ODBD Brocade Background

We invite you to join us on the first for our monthly release day blog hop!!! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
My Siggy

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Good morning!  I have another card to show you using two of this month's new releases from ODBD called Spool & Tape and Sewn With Love!  After coloring the image, I cut it out with the coordinating Spool & Tape Die.  I layered this over a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily that is framing the scripture that is stamped onto Spellbinders Circles.  I laced some ribbon through the doily, tied a bow and added two buttons.  The background designer paper is embossed with the Vintage Border Embossing plate and inked with Antique Linen distress ink.  Finally I sprayed it a couple of times with Gold Glimmer Mist!

This is for the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!  Enjoy your weekend!
My Siggy

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and ODBD Blog Hop Today!!!

Good morning!!!  

We are so excited that you have joined us today for a special blog hop with the Flower Soft  and  Our Daily Bread designs Design Teams!  As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.   Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread designs will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!   The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft Blog and the Our Daily Bread designs Blog on August 31st.  

If you came here from Jeanne Streiff's blog you are in the right place. 
If not, please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog

I just love this Flower Soft Lavender Papercraft Kit!  It is designed to coordinate with several Spellbinders Dies and really makes a beautiful card!   For my card, I used one of the scriptures from the newly released Scripture Series 2 set from Our Daily Bread designs.  I added touches of Flower Soft Lilac to the image surrounding the scripture.  The background layer is embossed with the ODBD Vintage Border Embossing Plate and then distressed along the edges with a distressing tool.  I pleated the ribbon by folding and gluing it down over the lace strip.  I made the bows with my Bow Easy tool and glued them down.  I died the smaller ribbon with a copic marker to match the colors in the Lavender Papercraft Kit.  Then I just added the cut out butterflies, the button and the pearls to complete the card!!!  Oh yeah, I also sprayed it a couple of times with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist!  That's it!!  
From here, please hop on over to Linda Beeson's blog!!!
Thank you again for joining us today!  Hope you enjoy the hop!  Have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Summer

Here is another in the series of cards that I have made using Crafty Secrets Fabric Images!  These are just so pretty!!!  And perfect for the summer inspiration theme on the Passionately Artistic Blog!  A little lace, velvet ribbon, seam binding and a pretty little embellishment and done!!!  

Here are the supplies I used:

Crafty Secrets Fabric Images
Spellbinders Oval and Scallop Oval
K&Co designer paper
Corner Rounder
Lace, Velvet ribbon, Seam Binding
Rosette embellishment from my stash
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
Bow Easy

Thanks you so much for visiting!!!  See you again soon!

My Siggy

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sew Thankful

Hi all!  I have a card to show you using the new Sew Special set from ODBD!  I just love this nostalgic image with the old quilt draped over the rocking chair!  I colored it with copic markers and used the coordinating Rocking Chair die to cut it out.  I used today's Shining the Light sketch challenge on the ODBD blog.  I added lots of green Zva pearls.  I pleated the seam binding over the lace and then added vintage ric-rac.  I made the bow with my Bow Easy and added a pretty button.  I also sprayed the card with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  I can't remember the manufacturer of the designer paper, forgive me.  

I also have this one I made using a scripture from the new 2011 Customer Favorites Scripture Series 2 set and Scrolly Borders.  I used Spellbinders dies to create the frame.  The designer paper is SU! and is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The lace is from my stash and I added a button and some pearls.  I sprayed Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Mist to complete this card!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Enjoy your weekend!

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thinking of You Today

Hi all!  I am late posting this as we had a family emergency but all is better now!  This is for today's Passionately Artistic Blog!  We are still doing summer inspiration so if you would like to link up your summer projects we would love to see!!!  

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

SU! set Elements of Style and Always in my Thoughts
Spellbinders Dies
Cuttlebug Preserves folder
White Elmer's painter pen
Really Reasonable Ribbon

I also used this week's color challenge at SCS!

Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!!

My Siggy

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scripture Series 2 Release Day!!!

Good morning y'all!   Our Daily Bread Designs is having a special middle-of-the-month stamp set release! If you remember, back in March, Kelley was looking for favorite scriptures for a new ODBD set. She had a Customer Favorite's Contest, and now it's time to reveal the winners and the new, beautiful sets called Scripture Series 2 and Scrolly Borders. Each winner made cards using their chosen scripture stamp!  How cool is that?!  To see all of the winner's cards and get all the details, please see Kelley's post HERE.

The design team has also created some beautiful cards and layouts using this new set. 
Here is a list with links to all the ODBD designers who are playing along today!  

Now, be sure to leave a comment because there are THREE $20.00 Gift Certificate prizes hidden along the way! Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 17, on the ODBD blog so be sure to check back! 

 I decided to make a little book using all six of the scriptures from the new set!  I tried to be organized while creating this but here is a little hint for you!  DO NOT bind the book pages until AFTER you have finished stamping the pages!  I thought I was doing right by binding first but that gave me limited freedom of stamping more of the Scrolly Borders!  I intended to use those more!  I did manage to get one on the first page but I had to hide where some of the stamp didn't show with a flower!  LOL!!  After gluing the designer paper to the chipboard pages, I painted the backs and around the front edges with acrylic paint and then I used my Bind-it-All to bind the pages before decorating. I also dirtied the pages up with distress ink.  
Then it was just a matter of adding snips of this and bits of that to complete the little book!!!

 Here are the supplies:

Chipboard from packaging
Spellbinders Grand Calibur

ODBD Elegant Ovals, Labels 4, Labels 7, Labels 18
Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die

K&Co Designer Paper
Memento Black ink and Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink
Vintage White Acrylic Paint
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones and Rhinestone Swirls
Snips of ribbon, lace, seam binding
Netting bits
And last but not least, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist
 We thank you for joining us today!!!  
We are so excited about these new sets and know you will love them too!!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to School!

School started back up in my area this week!!  Shortest summer ever, which makes me so glad my children are all grown up!  Anyway, this week the Passionately Artistic Blog is featuring Back to School cards and projects!  Feel free to go to the blog and link up your back to school inspiration for all of us to enjoy!

This is what I came up with!  This little image from StampinUp! is so cute!  I colored it with copic markers and cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels One Small die.  I cut another Spellbinders Labels One for the mat.  I used a copic to run around the edge of the smaller die cut.  The background is a sheet of Memory Box paper that has letters on it.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Numbers folder and attached it to the card base.  I made a border with the Cuttlebug ruler border and added it to the card.  Added the image with foam tape and then glued the ribbon and Bow Easy bow down with Beacon 3-in-1 glue.  I didn't have red pearls, so I used a red copic marker and colored them!  And that is it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your week!!
My Siggy

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Three New Cards

I have been a busy girl this week!  I completed all of the challenges presented for Dare to Get Dirty 2011!  WooHoo!!  If you would like to see the other ones, here is a link to my SCS gallery.

For this card I used the new sets Weave in Faith and Spool and Tape along with the Spool and Tape Die from Our Daily Bread designs.  I also used the Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die.  One little note, I died the white string in the button with a copic marker to make it pink!

This is a one layer card with a matching envelope!  I embossed with Spellbinders Labels 18 dies around the Flower Border and the sentiment from Weave in Faith.  I used the Spool and Tape set too but cut out the spool of thread only.  I added a little border of flowers at the bottom by cutting each little blossom out by hand!  I colored in polka dots with a sharpie marker.

This card features the new Pincushion and Sewn with Love sets.  Did a little bit of hand stitching on the top left.  I added a little silver paint to the thimble.  I love that this little pincushion has it's own little pincushion die too!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Times of Refreshing....

Hi there!  Back again with another project!  
Recently, while visiting Pinterest, I found a photo of some fans that were made for wedding favors.  The original idea was from Martha Stewart and I knew I had to try this out for myself!  

I found the wooden handles at Hobby Lobby.  They were not too expensive, I think they were $2.99 for a bag of 24.  (I think I have a lot of fans to make! LOL).  First, I sanded the handle to smooth out any splinters and then I painted it with FolkArt Vintage White acrylic paint.  While waiting for that to dry, I gathered two matching sheets of Memory Box Spearmint designer paper and the cardboard backing.  I used Aleen's spray adhesive, following the directions on the can to use in a well ventilated area, and adhered the paper to both sides of the cardboard.  I cut this down just a little so no uneven edges would show.  I used a corner rounder punch on each corner and then used the same acrylic paint on the edges, both front and back.

Next, I stamped the image from the Porch set.  I cut the sentiment with a Spellbinders circle, a Spellbinders Scallop circle, and a Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily, all in one cut using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur.  I did run the circle and scallop circle back through to emboss the edges.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to adhere the handle, and then I was ready to 'build' my fan.

 I added several rows of lace, vintage ric-rac, delicate ribbon and the white bead trim.  Then I added my sentiment doily and scripture circles.  The SU! flowers came next and then the pearls.  I tied some lace and ribbon on the handle and then glued the lace bow that I made with my Bow Easy onto the handle along with the white button.  The last touch was just a few spritzes of Glimmer Mist!  

Here is how the fan looks from the back.

I am entering this for the DT call at Cheery Lynn Designs!  Wish me luck!  

Thank you again for visiting with me today!  I always love spending a few moments with you!  
Have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Little Tea Party

Good morning!  

Here is a quick post to show you a card for the Passionately Artistic Blog's Summer theme!  
Did you play house and tea party when you were little?  I know I spent many summer days enjoying those activities.  And day dreaming was a favorite past time too!  This image reminds me of daydreaming!  Imagine having a wonderful little tea party with pretty little birds, right in their own home!  This is another one of the Crafty Secrets fabric images.  I have a whole series of cards using these fabric images.  This is the second one.  The first was last week, which you can see here.  The designer paper is K&Co, and I made the twill bow with my Bow Easy tool.  Super easy card!!!  

Have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll see you again soon!
My Siggy

Monday, August 1, 2011

Love is the Thread that Binds Us Together

Good Monday Morning!  

Welcome to the August Our Daily Bread designs release day blog hop!  
We are thrilled to have you join us today!!!  
If you got here from Angella’s awesome blog, you are in the right place! 
If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog where you will see the entire list with links
just in case any are broken along the way!

The Hop will run 8am EDT Aug 1 til 8pm EDT Aug 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Aug 3.
There will be FIVE great prizes!
Five blessed people will win $20.00 gift certificates for ODBD STAMPS!
These certificates will be good for 6 months!!!

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:

Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment, return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog in your comment on the ODBD blog (not all the designers blogs).
The sets this month are amazing!  My parents gave me my first sewing machine this last Christmas and I am still practicing, but just on paper!  Can you see the sewing along the edges of my card?  I used three of the new sets for this ensemble.  Spool and Tape, Sew Special and Sewn with Love.  I colored the spool and tape with copic markers and cut it out.  There is a matching die for this set that will make cutting this out so easy but I didn't have mine at the time so I used scissors and an x-acto knife.  I stamped the sentiment and cut out the Spellbinders Circle, and Pinking Circle to layer over the Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs.   Cheery Lynn products will be in the ODBD store very soon!!

The background designer paper and the doily are embossed with the Vintage Border embossing plate.  I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink to rub on the embossed areas and the stitching to highlight the texture.  I added lots of buttons and snips of lace and pearls.  I made the lace bow with my Bow Easy tool.  And then I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist to finish the card!

To complete this little ensemble, I made a little Tart Tin Pin Keep!  I painted the antique tart tin with antique white paint, and then dry brushed a little blue over that.  After that dried, I used another dry brush to add some brown ink to dirty it up a little!  To make the pin cushion, I cut a piece from an old winter scarf, gathered the edges with thread and filled it with poly-fil, and sewed the edges together.  I then sewed the button down through the center.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to adhere this down inside the tin.  I sprayed some Suede Glimmer Mist to dirty up the scarf a little.  I added a little Spellbinders tag that is stamped with a partial sentiment from the Sew Special set, keeping it in place with vintage lace and a pretty straight pin!

Your next stop on today's hop
is the wonderfully talented and sweet Marie!

I really appreciate your visit with me today and hope that you like my little ensemble!  
Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful week!!!

My Siggy


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