Monday, August 30, 2010

Amethyst and Pearls

Good Monday morning to you!  

Here is another card I made with the Our Daily Bread designs set called Light.  
I love this sentiment, don't you?  
I used Almost Amethyst and So Saffron cardstock and Almost Amethyst designer paper.  
I embossed the designer paper with one of the Cuttlebug Preserves collection folders
and sponged Amethyst ink to enhance the embossing. 
I cut out the Spellbinders frame and sponged more Amethyst ink while it was still in the die.  
I just added ribbon and pearls to finish the card!! 

I want to invite you to come back for our blog hop on Wednesday the 1st.  
Start at the ODBD blog and follow the links to all the designers
for a chance to win some gift certificates for ODBD stamps!

Here is a little 'bread slice' snippet of one of the cards I'll be showing you that day!

Thanks for stopping by!  See ya Wednesday!!!

My Siggy

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Precious Little Girl

Good Morning!  I made this card for several challenges!  

I used this dress for inspiration.

The images are from Crafty Secrets Garden Girls set.  I masked the tree image to get the flower pot and table with the little girl image a little closer.  I colored everything with copic markers and sponged the sky with Bashful Blue ink.  The background designer paper is embossed with a new Cuttlebug folder from the Preserves collection and the Blush Blossom strip is embossed with two of the longer Cuttlebug embossing borders.  Then I braided three ribbons and threaded the ends through the eyelets.  I sponged pretty much everywhere with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink and added the pearls and roses to finish up! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Saturday!

My Siggy

Thursday, August 26, 2010

SSCC53-Trust in the Lord

Hi everyone!  I am one blessed girl!!!  I was the winner of the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog Hop last week!!!  I am just thrilled to pieces!!!  Thank you SSIC!  You ladies are amazing and I love playing in your challenges!  For this week's SSCC challenge, we are encouraged to make a card that represents what could be our life verse.  This is the card that I made using this verse from Proverbs.  The verse stamp and the beautiful flower frame stamp are from Our Daily Bread designs.  The background designer paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder and sponged with Tim Holtz ink.  Each corner of the frame is slightly curled and popped up with foam tape.  I added lots of Zva pearls and a Bow Easy bow to complete the card.  The cardstock is SU! Blush Blossom and the designer paper is K & Co.

Also, just to remind you that our monthly ODBD blog hop is coming up on the first!  
You will not want to miss the new sets Kelley will release that day. 
And to whet your appetites, here is a 'bread slice' snippet of a card 
I made last night with one of the new sets! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I love having you!  See you again soon!
My Siggy

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Be Inspired #98

Good Morning!  Today, at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
we are playing with some wonderful digi stamps from Digital Delights by Louby Loo

I colored this cute image with copic markers and cut it out.  I also cut out the words and placed them where the splash of water is coming up!  I embossed this Imaginisce designer paper and the white circle background with the Provocraft Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder #37-1229  I added some Imaginisce B-Day ribbon and a cute little charm to finish the card!  Quick and Easy!!!

To see what the other designers came up with to inspire you, 
go check out the Cuttlebug Challenge blog today!  
Thank you for stopping by!

My Siggy

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cuttlebug Rendezvous Monday

Good Morning!  It's Party Time!!!  
 I'm here on this Monday morning to share a fun project using my Cuttlebug and Cricut along with this wonderful collection of papers, rub-ons, chipboard stickers, stamps and ribbons from Imaginisce
This B-Day Bash Collection is so cute and fun to use for a 
young child's birthday party. 
All of the papers, stamps and embellishments 
coordinate perfectly so your projects will be the talk of the party!!!

I made a cute little place mat, by adding strips of the designer paper along the edges
of a piece of cardstock.  I added two chipboard stickers and also, 
The napkin holder has some more cute little animals attached for a fun look!

Here's your party hat!!!  What I did here was use an old party hat I had saved from a grandchild's birthday party and used it as a template to cut out my hat from the Imaginisce paper
The fringe at the bottom is just a strip of cardstock with the fringe cut with scissors.  I also cut out some of the pennants and birthday letters from some of the paper scraps and 
added them to the hat for a little flair.  I added a few rub-ons too!
And I have continued with the cute little animal theme!

Time for presents!!!!!

I spruced up a plain white gift bag with some of the papers and more fringe and animals. 
And I made a cute little tag to match!  The card uses the cute little clear stamp set 
that is part of the B-Day Collection.  The background is embossed with the

Your little guests will love their goody bag full of fun and yummy goodies!!!  Again I dressed up the plain white goody bag with the Imaginisce designer paper. 
I found some inexpensive party favors to alter for the goody bags.  A kaleidoscope, a little tube of bubbles, one of those things you blow and the end unrolls.  I covered a chocolate bar with embossed paper
and I used my Cricut and the 
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge 
to create the little box to hold the bag of M & M's!

When the party is over, it's time to get all of those wonderful photos printed out and make a quick little scrapbook!  This is one of those inexpensive clear photo albums.  I took out their paper insert and 
put in paper of my own.  
The chipboard sticker is part of the 
I thought would be real cute with the birthday cutie's photo inserted behind it!  This would also make a great keepsake for a grandparent or special person who was unable to make it to the party. 

The Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is dedicated to inspiring you to create using your Cuttlebug or Cricut!
Go check it out for ideas for your projects!
I hope you have enjoyed the party today!  So glad you were here! Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shabby Tea at Midnight

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday!  
So glad I had a little time to play in a few challenges this week!  
This is for:


  The sentiment is from one of the new August sets from 
I really love this set!

Here are the supplies I used:

SU! Pretty in Pink and White Cardstock
Anna Griffin Designer Paper
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Preserves Collection
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval
Lace and Organdy Ribbon
SU! Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! 

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #97-Book It!

Good Morning!!!!  Today's challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is to create something with, about, or from a book.  How fun!  I have been wanting to alter a child's board book ever since I saw one in a Somerset magazine a while back.  I found a book among all the books and toys, that some little sweet grand-baby hand had scribbled all over with an ink pen.  And so, that was the perfect start to my project.


I painted the whole thing with gesso and once that dried real good (about 24 hours or so), I painted it again with some pink acrylic paint.  That doesn't take too long to dry so I could start right away.  I printed some of my favorite photos I have taken recently, gathered up some of my favorite Our Daily Bread designs scripture stamps, kissed my sweet little green Cuttlebug (LOL!) and was ready to go!

One thing I have found over the years, the easiest way to create a scrapbook, is to use papers from the same paper pack and then to use the same supplies and similar embellishments throughout the book.  That keeps me from having to think too hard!  I used Mod Podge to glue the papers down.  (And here is a little secret.  After I had put the front cover on, I decided I didn't like it!  What to do?  Well, I just glued down another front cover and hid my edges with velvet ribbon!!!)  Some of the papers are embossed and some are not.  I then added a few more swipes of paint and also sponged with Tim Holtz ink to distress it. 

This was also a great way to use up some ribbon and lace scraps that I can't seem to throw away.  Another thing I learned along the way, is that all this painting caused the inside part of the binding to be very unattractive.  I added the butterflies which helped a lot but then they split in half when I opened the book!  Well then, I sponged more ink and glued ribbon down the middle of each page with Beacon 3-1 glue, winding the ribbon up and down each page leaving me with two tails at the top.  I tied those in a knot at the top and added a pearl bead to each end.  Hope that makes sense!  
That hid the ugly inseams though, thank goodness! 

I consider myself so blessed to have been able to take the photo of the deer!  She was standing right outside my aunt and uncle's garden as we were leaving my parents house a few weeks ago!  Wow, what a moment! 

Another thing to note is that the book will warp a little but to me that just adds to the vintage feel.  I also noticed that when I stamped the scriptures directly to the painted and mod podged page, it seemed to try to stick.  Not sure if it was the type of ink I used or because I was stamping onto the mod podge layer.  
But my stamps are all fine, so all is good.

Here are the supplies I used:

Gesso, Acrylic Paint, and Mod Podge
K & Co Designer Paper Pack
Ribbons, Lace, Buttons and Pearls
Cameo Hat Pin and a piece of crocheted doily
Various Spellbinders Dies
SU! Border Punch
Memento Black Ink and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cropadile and large eyelet

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  
To see more inspiration for this challenge, check out the Cuttlebug Challenge blog!  
The design team has lots of great ideas to share!

Have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lovin' These New Dies from ODBD!!!

Good Morning!!!  In case you have not heard, Our Daily Bread designs has come out with dies to coordinate with this month's newly released sets called Harvest Blessings and Happy Fall!!!  What a fantastic product to add to your craft supplies!!!!  And so, I've been playing and have two cards to show you today!

This first card is made with the Happy Fall set and also a new set called Light!  I stamped the sunflower six times, colored them with copic markers and then cut out each one with the new die!  They are layered in pairs and popped up with foam tape.  By the way, don't you love this quote?  Anyway, the SU! designer paper in the background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and then sponged with Old Olive ink to highlight the dots.  And of course, I made that bow with my Bow Easy tool!!!  Can't live without that tool!!  

Ok, here is another card:

This time I used the Harvest Blessings set.  I masked and stamped just the one sunflower twice.  I colored each with copic markers.  Now the hard part came when I tried to line up the coordinating die because I didn't leave enough room around the image to line it up on both sides of the flower.  So therefore, my cut is just a little off the mark.  But you know, sometimes these little boo boos aren't so bad!  I decided it looks like it's highlighted and I camouflaged it a little with another Bow Easy bow!!!  haha!  I also just got the copic air gun thing and tried to add some blue ink to the oval which is cut out with a Spellbinders Oval and layered with a Spellbinders Big Scalloped Oval die.  I can see the blue ink just a little but I know you can't see it in the photo at all!  I guess I need to practice with that thing some!!!  I used Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder on some Cosmo Cricket designer paper.  And then I added some buttons to go with the Ways to Use It challenge on SCS!  

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

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #96

Good morning!  It's Wednesday again and at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog this week we were challenged to be Clearly Creative!  I chose to use part of the packaging from some pretty little flowers I bought at Michaels.  They came in a package of three colors and each little section is great for shaker cards!  I used buttons inside my shaker!  I am so ready for Fall and cooler temperatures!  The heat lately has been unbearable!  The background and the center of the sunflower are embossed with the ProvoCraft Swiss Dots Embossing Folder #37-1604 and sponged.  To make the shaker, I cut three Spellbinders flowers and cut a hole in the center of one of them.  Then I used Beacon 3-1 glue to attach the clear packaging piece.  I did have to make some snips in the circle to get it to fit around the circle.  I added lace around the edge to help hide the edges that were unfinished looking.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread designs' new set called appropriately Happy Fall! I also sprayed Peach Delight Glimmer mist on the flower and the brown background.  

Here are the supplies I used:

Spellbinders Flower and Circle dies
Martha Stewart Fence Border punch
SU! ribbon
Bow Easy
SU! Close to Cocoa, So Saffron and White cardstock
SU! designer paper
Buttons and Floss
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink

Thanks for joining me today!  To see what the other Cuttlebug Challenge designers came up with 

My Siggy

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Trust in the Lord With All Your Heart

Hi there!  I am getting this in just under the wire for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week to make a card with a bird on it!  See the pretty little hummingbird charm?  There ya go!  This is also for the Stamping in Time on Assignment on the ODBD blog to use one of your 'Go to' sketches.  I use a version of this simple sketch very often.  The scripture is from the ODBD set called Scripture Collection 2.  

Here are the supplies I used:

SU! Soft Suede and Vanilla cardstock
K&Co designer paper
Organdy ribbon
Spellbinders squares and scalloped squares
Tim Holtz ink
Stazon Black ink

My Siggy

Friday, August 6, 2010

Midnight Worry

Hi everyone!  Here is a card I made with this week's Midnight Madness sketch and 
also the challenge in The Shabby Tea Room to use blues, creams, browns and whites
and/or a house image.  No house image here but I got the colors in!  
The images and sentiment are from Our Daily Bread designs' new set 
called Don't Worry.  I colored the images using a combination of 'painting' with 
Soft Sky re-inker, a Soft Suede Marker  and copic markers. 
I sponged a lot with Tim Holtz distressing ink and sprayed the background and the butterfly 
with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  The butterfly was stamped twice and I cut out one of the wings 
and the body and popped it up over the other butterfly image.  
The body is glued down and the wing is popped up with foam tape.  
I added little white dots with my white gel pen too.  
The ribbon is from my ribbon scrap stash and I made the bow with my Bow Easy.

Here is my supply list:

SU! Soft Suede and Vanilla
DCWV Linen Closet Designer Paper
SU! Soft Sky re-inker and small paintbrush
SU! Soft Suede Marker
Copic markers
Ribbon and Bow Easy
SU! Border Punch
White Gel Pen
Memento Brown ink
Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks

Thanks for stopping by and see soon!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #95

Good morning to you!!!  
The theme this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is Sympathy cards.  
We all need them at some time or another and I have found that it's best to have a few in my stash 
so when they are needed I don't have to worry about it during a difficult time.  
This card actually didn't take too much time to make.  First, I embossed a gorgeous piece of  
With a bit of luck, I positioned the designer paper where I could 'fussy' cut it with an X-acto knife 
around a couple of the flowers in order to slip the sentiment square behind them.  
The flowers on the top right were cut from a scrap and attached with Beacon Zip Dry glue.  
The pretty butterfly is from one of the new sets by Our Daily Bread designs
and is stamped twice onto a scrap of that same paper and cut out. 
I cut just the body and one wing from one of the butterflies, glued them together and 
used a little foam tape to pop up the wing a little.  I sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist too.  
And then I just added the pearls to finish it!  
Here are the supplies I used for this card:

SU! Soft Suede and Vanilla Cardstock
K & Co Designer Paper
Zva Pearls
Martha Stewart Pearl
Spellbinders Squares
Ribbon and Bow Easy

Thanks so much for visiting and hope to see you again soon!!!

My Siggy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Harvest Blessings to You

Good Morning!!! Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs' August release blog hop! 
If you arrived here from the extremely amazing Becca's blog, then you are in the right place!  
If not or if you get lost along the way or any links are broken, 
just return to the ODBD Blog for the full list of links! 
We hope you enjoy this months sets as much as we do!!!

This month Kelley is giving away THREE Gift Certificates of $15.00 toward stamps at the ODBD Store! To make it a little more fun ... the prizes are hidden on three different blogs and you won't know which ones, so be sure to leave a comment on each DT blog, because three blog owners will be choosing a winner from their commenters now through Aug 2, 8pm Eastern! 
So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop! 
Be sure to return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment there that you completed the hop and left comments for everyone, noting there if there were any you could not comment on.
The hop will close at 8pm eastern tomorrow night (Aug 2).
The winners will be announced Tues. on the ODBD Blog!

My card above is made with the new set called Harvest Blessings.  I just love this set!  Sunflowers are so pretty!  I masked three of the sunflowers from the five that are in the image and colored them with copic markers.  I did this twice so that I could cut out the flowers and leaves and pop them up a little bit!  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment.  I made the cute little bow with my Bow Easy!  The cuttlebug backgrounds are Victoria and part of the Preserves Collection.

And here is my second card!

I used the new set called Don't Worry for this card.  Worry is something I struggle with so much!  I know the sentiment and scriptures will speak to many of you out there too!  I wanted to make this a happy card, so I used that cute Cuttlebug folder called Bloom Dots.  I colored the flowers with copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment over the blooms and then stamped it again with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing  powder for a little bit of a shadow effect.  Again I used my Bow Easy for the little bow, and I added brown Flower Soft to the flower.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my projects today. 
From here, hop over to the superbly talented Chris to be inspired and blessed!
My Siggy


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