Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Good morning everyone!  Hope you are having a great week!  Today is Be Inspired Wednesday 
over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and this week's focus is Pop Up Cards!  
Maggie is really challenging us, I tell you!  I have never done one of these Pop Up cards before! 
But I learned a lot along the way and really enjoyed making this!  Since Easter is this Sunday,
I had the idea of doing the three crosses for the inside of my card.  
Although I'm sure I could have done this a little better, for my first try I thought it turned out pretty good!
  I used a tutorial I found on SCS and it helped a lot!  This also fits the TLC challenge from Monday and the ODBd Easter challenge
Here is the inside!  What do you think?

Here are the supplies I used to make this:

SU! Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss cardstock
Neenah Cream cardstock
K&Co designer paper
Memento Black ink
SU! Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky and So Saffron ink
Spellbinders Ovals, Crosses and Long Rectangle
Brown satin ribbon and Bow Easy

Thanks all for visiting with me today!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs April Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great Palm Sunday!  
Here is a sneak peek at one of the new sets being released on the first from  
It's called Happy Mother's Day and is such a beautiful set!  I colored the wreath with copic markers, 
giving it a shabby chic look.  Some of the flowers are paper toled to meet the 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.  I paper toled the little bee too, 
layering the body to vellum. I also did lots of sponging and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.  
  Don't forget to stop back in on the first to see all the new sets being released! 

Here are the supplies I used:

Neenah Cream cardstock
SU! Chocolate chip cardstock
K&Co designer paper
Copic markers
SU! ribbon
Memento Black ink
Foam tape

Thanks again for coming to visit today!

My Siggy

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It Will Be Yours

Hi everyone!  Hope you have had a great Saturday!  Just wanted to share a card I made for
the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog this week.  The challenge was to make a CAS card!  
Well, if you know me, I absolutely cannot do real CAS!  It just does not work for me. 
So this is as close to CAS as I can ever seem to get!  Hope I can still qualify! 
I used one of the new scripture sets from Our Daily Bread designs 
called Scripture Collection 3.  I stamped it with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink and 
then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder so the verse would stand out.  
And then I just added ribbon and pearls!  

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Neenah Cream cardstock
K&Co designer paper
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval
Versamark, Clear embossing powder and Heat tool
SU! Chocolate Chip ink
SU! corner punch and SU! ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Sunday!
My Siggy

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Birthday Daffodil

Hi everyone!  Hope you all have had a wonderful day!  I've been playing a little bit today! 
I made this for three different challenges!  I do wish I could get my photos to look right because this looks a little bit blue in the background and it's not blue at all!!!  Oh well, maybe one day I'll be smart!
In the meantime, I hope you'll take my word that this is really quite monochromatic!
Don't you just love this spring daffodil from Our Daily Bread designs?
I have been seeing daffodils pop up all over the place!  Yay!  Spring is on our doorstep! 

Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

Copic markers YG63,BG93,Y000,Y08,Y32
Spellbinders Labels 10, Oval and Scalloped Oval
Anna Griffin Designer paper
SU! border punch
Foam Tape
Neenah Cream cardstock
Mellow Moss cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful evening!


My Siggy

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #76

Good morning everyone!!!  
It's time for another Cuttlebug Challenge Wednesday and this week, it's all about Easter!  
As you can see, I did several projects for this challenge.  At Christmas, a friend gave me some Martha Stewart ribbon that came in a great container, which of course I saved.  
I altered it to make this little Easter gift holder!

For this next little project, I found an unfinished egg cup at Hobby Lobby. I painted it, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and added a tag.  I painted the paper mache egg and added flowers and pearls.

Now this next project was really fun for me!  
Years ago, someone gave my kids large plastic eggs full of candy.  I saved each egg knowing that one day I would do something with them!  Well, with gesso, paint and Glimmer Mist and then pretty velvet ribbon and lace, this is what I made!  And I still have another egg to alter one day! 

And then, to complete this Easter challenge, I made a card.  Gotta have a card, right?

Thank you so much for visiting with me today for my Easter Cuttlebug Challenge projects!
  Hope you enjoyed them!  

Here are the supplies I used for these projects:

Gesso, Making Memories paint, Glimmer Mist Pearl and Creme de Chocolat
SU! Certainly Celery, White, Chocolate Chip, unknown designer paper
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval
Memento Brown, SU! Soft Sky re-inker, SU! Chocolate chip marker
Martha Stewart Lattice Border punch
Circle punch
Lace, Velvet ribbon, narrow brown ribbon
SU! ribbon, Pretties Kit
Copic markers E0000, E41, E50, G20
Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder
Cuttlebug Tag die
Cuttlebug Butterfly die
Cuttlebug Floral Borders Die

Have a wonderful day!!!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary Our Daily Bread designs!!!

Well, today is the big day!   
Our Daily Bread designs is celebrating their second anniversary!  
Congratulations Kelley!  I am thrilled and blessed to be a part of your team!

If you arrived here from the Fabulous Angie Z's blog then you are going the right way!!!  We have been having so much fun celebrating this week.  I hope you all have had a chance to join us in our celebration!  We've had challenges, prizes, blog candy and today we are having a blog hop to reveal the wonderful scripture anniversary sets!  These sets are so special because each  Design Team member submitted a favorite verse that we would like to put on a card, and those Scripture Verses are two of the sets being released today.  Kelley also created two sets of gorgeous borders that fit those Scriptures!

For our Blog Hop today, 
Kelley is going to give  
3 Prizes of your choice of 
one of these new Anniversary sets!  

 Here is what you need to do to qualify for the prizes:
  • Hop from first to last, and collect the secret LETTER each designer will have.
  • Leave a comment for the designer on their blog.
  • Return to the ODBd blog, leaving a comment that you visited all the blogs.
  • Email Grace at:, giving her the secret message the letters spell.

You have until 8:00 PM EST on Mar 18th to complete the hop and email Grace the message. 

On Mar 19th, Grace will announce ALL the winners for the entire celebration: 
The Challenge Winners, Blog Candy Winners and the Blog Hop winners.

The verse I chose to submit is just a part of Proverbs 31:30.  The full verse goes like this:
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

This does not mean to be scared of our Lord.  He wants us to respect Him!  
Outward charm and beauty will not get you into heaven.

The next verse says this:

Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

WOW!  I am speechless!!! 

And on that note, here are the supplies I used for my scripture card:

SU! Rose Red and Regal Rose cardstock
Neenah Vanilla cardstock
SU! ribbon and Bow Easy
Versamark, Heat Tool and Clear embossing powder
SU! Bravo Burgundy ink
Cuttlebug Vintage Corners and Floral Border Dies



Now head on over to the Amazing Christine to continue the hop!  
We thank you all so much for joining us in our second anniversary celebrations these last few days! 
We appreciate you all more than you know!  
Have fun!!!

Edited to add:
Second Announcement 
of the winner of my 
Blog Candy from Sunday's Challenge!!!!

I had hidden blog candy during the China Challenge the other day!   The winner of my blog candy was...

Number 34- Marsha!!!

Marsha said...
So elegant. Daffodils are some of my favorite flowers.
WOOHOO!!!  Congratulations Marsha!!!  
Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your candy!!! 
Email me at: 

Here is a photo of what you will receive!  


My Siggy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs Second Anniversary Celebration-Day Four and Blog Candy Winner!

Today, as we continue our Anniversary celebration, we are challenging you to use your all time favorite Our Daily Bread designs Set! As with all the challenges this week... this challenge was announced on Mar. 7th on the ODBD Blog so you could get a head start, and we hope you have had the chance to play along with us, but if not, you have until 8:00 pm EST tonight to link your creation to Mr Linky! The winner will be chosen by random and will receive ONE FREE SET of their choice from the Our Daily Bread designs store! We will announce the winner tomorrow on the Blog when we issue you the instructions for the big reveal of the Very Special Edition Anniversary Release Sets and Blog Hop!  
You do not want to miss it!!!

I loved creating this card!  It was such a labor of love!  
As my son commented the other day, this is the most uplifting sentence ever written!!!  
I was going for the look of a much read Bible, with stained and tattered pages, 
with favorite verses marked and with little flowers saved from a special occasion. 

Here are the supplies I used to create my card:

SU! Eggplant Envy(retired), Chocolate Chip
Archivers green cardstock and Neenah Vanilla cardstock
Cuttlebug Victoria folder and  Vintage corners
Ribbon and pearls
Spellbinders Labels Seven
Spellbinders Grand Lace Border
Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Foam Tape
Cross Charm

 Please be sure to visit all the blogs linked below, and leave a comment for each designer, because there is hidden candy on some of the blogs! You will not know where it is, but if your name is chosen and you have left a comment for the designers... you will win it!!! You won't know how many have candy each day... so be sure to visit them all and leave some love!

Winners of the individual blog candy will be announced by the blog owners who had the candy on the next day on their blogs. There will also be a big announcement on March 19th on the ODBD Blog recapping ALL the winners... the challenges, the blog candy, and the blog hop winners! So be sure to check back then!!!

 Speaking of blog candy...I was so excited that I had one of the hidden candies during the China Inspiration Challenge on Sunday!  I appreciate all of you who visit my blog and really enjoy hearing from you!!! 
So here had until Monday night at 8 PM EST to comment, rather than just one day because of the Sunday uploading restrictions on SCS.  I chose the winner of my candy using

Without further ado, the winner of my blog candy is...
Number 34- Marsha!!!
WOOHOO!!!  Congratulations Marsha!!!  
Please email me at: to claim your prize!!
Here is a photo of what you will receive!  

Hope you will enjoy these items as much as I do!!!

Enjoy your day!!!

My Siggy

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs Second Anniversary Celebration-Day Two

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Our Daily Bread designs Second Anniversary Celebration! I hope you have had a chance to play along on yesterday’s challenge! ( Just for your information, ALL the week’s challenges were posted on the Our Daily Bread designs Blog on Mar. 7 as well as a link to that post posted in our SCS Member Forum, because we wanted you ALL to have time to play and have plenty of chances to win!!!)
Today, our challenge is an inspiration challenge, inspired by a Collage of various China, since China is the “Contemporary Gift” for the second anniversary! Here is the photo we used for our inspiration:

Totally gorgeous and inspiring pieces in this photo!!! Can you tell which piece I chose for my inspiration?

Here are the supplies I used to create my card:

Neenah White cardstock
Mellow Moss Cardstock
Copic markers-E0000, YG91, G20
Memento Brown ink
Mellow Moss ink
Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
Spellbinder circle
Foam tape

Our challenge for you is to use any one of these pieces or to use the overall china theme to make your creation. We hope you’ll play along with us, and link your creation to the Anniversary Celebrations Day 2 post with Mr Linky on the ODBD Blog by 8:00pm EST Monday! Please link the challenge in your post, and only new work, no back links please. The winner will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate to go toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs store!!!To see the samples the rest of the team created, please visit the links listed below! There is HIDDEN BLOG CANDY on some of the blogs, but you can only win if you have left a comment…. so be sure to leave everyone some love! The owners of the Blogs that have the candy will be drawing their winners Monday night and announcing them Tuesday morning, so be sure to check back then! Just in case you miss that… on March 19th we will be posting on the ODBD Blog a re-cap of the entire week’s winners…. there will be MANY!!!

Each Challenge will have a winner, the Blog Hop on the 17th will have fabulous prizes…. and then there are blog candies Mar. 13th through 16th! LOTS of chances to win!!!

Now here are the Links to the team members who played in today’s challenge:

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
You just never know who may have the hidden candy,
so don't forget to comment on all the blogs!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #74

Good morning!!! 
Today, over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, we are focusing on envelopes.
  I made this envelope to match the card I made last week.  
I don't know about you but I have trouble sometimes finding envelopes for my square cards.  
Most of my cards measure 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  For my envelope today, 
I cut a piece of K and Co designer paper into a 7 1/2 square.  
Place your paper, diamond style, onto your scoring tool and then, 
score each corner 3 3/4 inches toward the center of the paper.  
After scoring all four corners, you can just fold three of the corners in 
and glue them to form your envelope! 
The last corner can be punched at the tip with a corner rounder. 
Hope I have made sense with my instructions!  I don't have photos to share, unfortunately.  
Keep in mind these measurements fit my favorite card size card
so you may have to adjust the measurements for yours. 
  I added an embossed layer with a layer of Mellow Moss with pretty corners,
tiny die cut flowers and a spellbinders label to write the recipients name.  
Since my envelope is heavily embellished, this will be given in person rather than mailing,
but you can just use a piece of printer paper to have a regular white mailing envelope.

Here is a photo of how it looks from the back. 

And here is a photo with the card.


Here are the supplies I used for this envelope and seal:

K and Co designer paper
Scoring tool
Mellow Moss and Vanilla cardstock
Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder
Cuttlebug Vintage corners
Cuttlebug Floral Borders
Spellbinders Labels Four
Seam binding
Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo
Brown pearls

I hope this has inspired you to make your own envelopes! 
Please join us over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and submit your envelopes for us to see!
Check it out quickly to find out how you could be the winner of a 
Raspberry Cuttlebug Prize Package!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

My Siggy

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Daffodil Parade

Happy Saturday!  I haven't been able to play in the Featured Stamper Challenge for a long time but just had to make this to celebrate my friend and fellow DT during her special week!  It's Angella!!!!  She is so sweet and talented and fun!!!  I chose this card to case.  Isn't it gorgeous?!!!  Anyway, Congrats 
Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Our Daily Bread designs Happy Easter and Friendship
Old Olive and Summer Sun card stock
Neenah White
Old Olive ink
copic markers, SU! ribbon
Inverted Squares Spellbinders
1" square punch

Thanks for stopping by!!!  
Don't forget we have some great things lined up at ODBd beginning on the 13th!!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Be Inspired with Cracked Glass


Good morning!  Today the Cuttlebug Challenge Team is all about the Cracked Glass Technique!  If you've never tried this or it's been a while, let us inspire you to have some fun!  I really love the antique, vintage look this technique can give to a project.  And it's so easy!  All you need is a glue pad of some sort, like Versamark, clear embossing powder, a heat tool, and a freezer!  After you have your image colored and ready to go, just smoosh your glue pad over the whole thing, add embossing powder over the whole thing and heat it up until it melts.  Do this again and again for as many layers as you want.  I did five layers.  Then go put it in the freezer for about five minutes or so!  When you take it out, immediately start bending the paper back and forth to get the cracks to show.  Remember to do this as soon as you take it out of the freezer because if you wait until you get back to your crafting area, it won't work.  Ask me how I know this!  LOL!  Once you have the cracks the way you want them, then you can sponge ink into those cracks to give it that aged look!  See how easy that is!  Now go try it, it's fun!!!  Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Neenah White, Mellow Moss, Archivers Brown card stocks
K&Co designer paper
Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder
Cuttlebug Vintage corners and Floral Borders dies
Memento Brown and Mellow Moss ink
Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks
Copic markers
Ribbon and Bow Easy
Versamark, Clear embossing powder, and heat tool

Don't forget to check out all the happenings over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!  
Lots of giveaways and lots of fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!!!

My Siggy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Then My Soul...

Hi everyone!!! 

If you landed here for the Our Daily Bread designs blog hop
just scroll down to the next post or just click here.

I made this for the Midnight Madness Sketch this week!  LOVED this sketch!!!  I practiced the Out of the Box Nestie Technique that I learned from Julie Warner.  Here is a link to her tutorial.  This is also for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.  I enjoyed coloring this gorgeous image from this month's Our Daily Bread designs releases called Easter Blessings while singing/humming Amazing Grace.  I'm so glad that God doesn't critique my singing!  Isn't this Lily of the Valley image just beautiful? 
Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Neenah White, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom cardstock
Basic Grey designer paper
Spellbinders Ovals
Cuttlebug Vintage corners
Memento Black, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss inks
Copic markers
Sponges and foam tape

Thanks for visiting with me and hope you have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Monday, March 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs March Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs March Release Blog Hop!
I am the first stop in our Blog Hop today!!!  So if you arrived here from the  
Our Daily Bread designs Blog
you are heading in the right direction!!  As usual, it's very important to follow the hop in order,
because we are having a Special Message Hop
and you will be collecting our Secret Words as you hop along,
so you will want them in the order given!  
You have until Tues at 8:00PM EST to complete the requirements to be eligible to win.

There will be TWO BLESSED WINNERS... who will each receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Our Daily Bread designs Store to go toward the stamps of your choice! Winners will be randomly chosen from all the qualified entries, and announced on Wed. Mar.3 on the ODBD Blog!

Here is what you need to do to be eligible to win:

  • 1. Hop from blog to blog in the order given below, writing down the secret words you will find clearly written  in each designer's posts, and leaving a comment on each blog.
  • 2. Return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer.
          In the email, give Grace the secret words you found in order .... they will spell out 
a special message from the Our Daily Bread designs Design Team to you! 

If for any reason a link is broken, simply return to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog  to see who is next on the list, leaving a space for the missing words.  Most often if you can't get on a blog or leave a comment now.... if you wait a little while and try again you usually can.

Now on to my project:

 If you have been keeping up with our sneak peeks, you already know how gorgeous the sets are this month!  My card today features the set called The Lord Has Risen.  The violets are gorgeous and there are three scriptures included.  I included the close up photo above, hoping you'll be able to see the violets better. I stamped the image a second time so that I could layer the violets.  After coloring them, I turned them over onto a piercing mat and ran my stylus on the backside to give them rounded petals.  I also did this with some of the leaves.  Then I turned the violets back over and with the same stylus pushed in the center of each flower.  I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and added pearls.  I also did the Out of the Box Nestie technique, which I have never done!  I followed a great tutorial by my friend and DT sister, Julie Warner!  After I finished though, I felt the card needed one more thing, so I cut out a very slim oval using two Spellbinders ovals and added the brown frame.  So that's it!  Here are all the supplies I used for this card:

SU! Kraft, Almost Amethyst, Kraft designer paper
Brown paper from Archiver's
Memento Brown Ink
Versamark, Clear embossing powder and Heat Tool
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Ovals
SU! ribbon
Stylus Tool and Bow Easy

Now before you go, I want to tell you about the exciting events we have planned for you this month!  

March 17 is the Second Anniversary of  Our Daily Bread designs, and we are celebrating!!!

Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Sunday, Mar. 7!  We will be announcing fun challenges that will run Mar. 13 - 16 so you can get a jump on them.... Then beginning on Sat. Mar. 13, we will be announcing a daily challenge and there will be wonderful prizes EVERY DAY!  On Mar. 17 we will have another Blog Hop, revealing the Special Edition Anniversary Release!  I hope we'll see you then!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project, and now I'll send you on to Connie to see some more springy inspiration! 

My secret word is  Roses.
My Siggy


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