Friday, December 31, 2010

Off to a Good Start

I joined the Christmas Card Challenge on SCS and here are my January cards!!!  Hopefully, this challenge will help me be better prepared for Christmas 2011!!!  Happy New Year everyone!!!

Here are the supplies I used:

Impression Obsession A Star/Snowman stamp
SU! Tiny Tag stamp and Tiny Tag Punch
Crumb Cake and Bordering Blue Card Stocks
My Mind's Eye Kraft designer paper
Sissix Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug Machine
Silver balls and silver brads
Various Spellbinders dies and Grand Calibur Machine
Marshmallow Glimmer Mist
Various ribbons and laces
Memento Brown and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo inks

Thanks for stopping by!

My Siggy

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Inchies and Blessings

Hi there!!!  I love creating inchie art!  So when I saw the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge I was so excited!  The little inchies are stamped on K & Co designer paper in black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the Our Daily Bread stamp set called As You Graduate.  The background is the same designer paper, stamped with a sentiment from the Blessings set and then embossed with the Cassie's Brocade Cuttlebug folder.  I inked the paper up with Tim Holtz distress ink and then embossed the entire background with clear embossing powder.  I matted this with Close to Cocoa, and distressed the edges with a distressing tool.  I added the seam binding and the pretty butterfly charm and the lace and then attached the inchies with brads before mounting the whole piece to the Close to Cocoa card base. Thanks for coming by this morning!  Enjoy your day!
My Siggy

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Full of Blessings

Good morning!  Here is another card I made with one of the new Our Daily Bread designs December releases!  This is one in a set of three stamps called Blessings.  This set is the fourth in a series called Full of Grace.  These little sets are inspirational and spiritual and just the right touch for any of your projects.  The other three sets are called Light, Peace and Pray.  Here are the supplies I used for this card:

SU! Pretty in Pink Card Stock
Neenah White Card Stock
Prima Designer Paper
Spellbinders Circles and Lotus Pendant
Sissix Embossing Folder
Prima Pearls
SU! Border Punch
SU! Ribbon

Thanks for visiting with me today!!!

My Siggy

Monday, December 27, 2010

January Sneak Peek!!!

Hi there!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!  We actually had our very first white Christmas here in my neck of the woods since the 1800's!!!!  Can you believe that?!!!  Not much but it was beautiful!  Anyway,  I am showing you a little peek at two of the new sets coming out January 1st from Our Daily Bread designs!  You're gonna love 'em!!!!  The butterfly is colored with a copic marker and is cut out with a new ODBD die that is also being released!!!  I used my new Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut out the circles and Lacey Circles from some gorgeous Prima designer paper.  I attached all of the pieces to some beautiful ribbon from my stash to create a ribbon bookmark for the TLC ribbon bookmark challenge today on SCS. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me!!!  See you soon!
My Siggy

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I hope you all have a blessed and safe Christmas!  
Thank you so much for being a huge part of my life this last year! 
I really appreciate all of your visits and comments!!!!

Supplies I used for this card:
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Die
Neenah Cream card stock
Bravo Burgundy card stock
Prism Gold card stock
Very wide lace, gold trim, crocheted lace, gold cord and red button
SU! ribbon and Bow Easy
Gold Liquid Pearls

Thanks for taking a moment to visit today!  Enjoy your day!

My Siggy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Look At This!!!!

Oh my, I am so excited!!!!  This baby landed on my front steps recently!  WooHoo!!!!  
This machine, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur, is absolutely fantastic!  
It cuts so beautifully and the embossing is so crisp and perfect!  
Here is the first card I made with a little help from my new toy, 
I had a hard time getting a good photo but I hope you can see how crisp the embossing is on the 
heart and the large snowflake.  I am in love!!!  I am entering this card into three challenges. 

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Piercing Tool and Red Thread
Cuttlebug and Snow Dots Embossing folder
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Red Gingham ribbon and Bow Easy
Eyelet Lace, Buttons and Glitter Dome stickers
Neenah White and SU! Real Red Card stocks

Thank you so much for visiting with me!!!  Hope you have a great night!

FTC - Grand Calibur graciously provided by Spellbinders!!
My Siggy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting Ready for New Year's Too!

Good morning!!!  In the midst of the Christmas frenzy, I took a little time out to create a card for New Year's!  Today, on the Passionately Artistic blog, we are sharing New Year's projects with you before we take a little time off for Christmas and New Year's Day!  If you have a moment, go check out what some of the other team members created!  I used the clock from the StampinUp! set called Sense of Time.  I stamped it twice, once masking off the clock hands and then cut out the hands and the second hand piece from the other stamped image.  I used three layers of versamark and clear embossing powder on the clock and diamond glaze on the hands.  The second hand piece is popped up with foam tape and the hands are attached with a brad.The image is stamped onto designer paper.  I used K & Co designer paper for the clock and the background.  The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Clockworks folder.  I did the direct to paper technique on the embossed areas and then sprayed them with several shades of Glimmer Mist.  The base card is SU! Creamy Caramel.  I added more brads, ribbon and pearls to complete the card!  For my design, I used the sketch on the Midnight Madness Blog!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!  Talk to you soon!!!
My Siggy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Five Christmas Cards with One Stamp

Good morning!  I don't know about you but I am frantically getting ready for the big day!  I still have a few more Christmas cards to create,  ACK!!!  I made five cards for a tutorial on the Passionately Artistic Blog today.  I used the same stamp (from Our Daily Bread designs Christmas Verses set) on each card!  And I challenged myself to use the same designer paper (freebie scraps from the Spellbinders booth at a stamp show) on each card too.  Using the same stamp and similar colors and embellishments for several cards is a great time saver.  It cuts the 'thinking' time down considerably!

Here is the first card:

This one is CAS (clean and simple).   The card stock is Neenah and StampinUp!  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon Black ink and cut out with Spellbinders Ovals and then embellished with a Cuttlebug vine.  I added a pretty bow made with my Bow Easy and glued it down with Beacon Adhesive.  The button and pearl were glued down to the bow.  I added a Martha Stewart punched border at the bottom to finish the card.

Card two:

For this card, I used the Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons embossing folder on the designer paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Stazon Black and cut it out with a Spellbinders circle.  This is matted with Spellbinders Beaded Circle.  I laced gold organdy ribbon through the holes and added another pretty Bow Easy bow.  Next I added the gold beads all around and then I sprayed the whole card with Pearl Glimmer Mist!  I used Neenah and StampinUp! cardstocks.

Card Three:

On this card, the designer paper is embossed with the same Cuttlebug folder and I added a pop of red to the mix.  Neenah and StampinUp! card stocks again too.  This time, I heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  I used the Spellbinders Lotus pendant.  Another pretty bow and red rhinestones complete this card.

Card Four:

Since I had the gold embossing powder out already, I used it again for this card.  This time I used Neenah card stock and Martha Stewart gold paper.  The sentiment circle is framed with the Spellbinders Lacey circle die cut.  Finished the card withe a bow and gold brads.  Another somewhat CAS card!

And lastly:

Yes, I can make regular A2 sized cards!  LOL!  This card is a little more involved.  I did more embossing, this time on the sentiment, along the oval edge and on the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame.  The frame is popped up with foam tape.  I added the bows and gold rhinestones to finish the card!

Thanks for letting me share these cards with you today!  I hope I have given you some ideas for those last minute cards or inspired you for your Christmas cards next year!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
My Siggy

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Midnight Madness Joy to the World

Got another one done!  Yay!!!  I used this week's Midnight Madness Sketch for this card.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread designs Luke 2:11 set.  I embossed the Memory Box Mistletoe designer paper with the Cuttlebug Preserves folder and I used the direct to paper technique on it and the Artichoke layers with Always Artichoke ink.  The ribbon is SU!.  I made a bow with my Bow Easy, and added pretty roses and sparkly bling to the bow.  I also sprayed the whole card with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist!  
This was a fun sketch!  Thanks Midnight Madness team!!!
  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!!!
My Siggy

Saturday, December 11, 2010

All Through the Year

Can you say two more weeks?  ACK!!!  

I made this card with the new Christmas Blessings set from Our Daily Bread designs.  The sentiment is stamped and matted on Spellbinders die cuts.  For the background, I tried something that has been in the back of my head for a while.  Not sure if anyone else has tried this.  I used the Cuttlebug Winter Embossing  folder first and then used my Scor-Buddy to make the lattice background around the trees.  Love the extra texture it gives the background.  The little star on the tree, the corner and snowflake are all Cuttlebug dies.  I added ribbon and lace, a Bow Easy bow and some bling !  The whole card is sprayed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist too.  I used Neenah White and SU! Bashful Blue card stocks and Stazon Black ink.  The top two layers are mounted onto the base with foam tape for extra pop! 

Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!!!

My Siggy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Splashes of Red

Hi there!  I played in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge and made two cards!  Their challenge this week is to make a white card with a splash of red.  Well, I might have gone a little overboard with the red but I couldn't help it!
Here is the first card:

I used the gorgeous ornament from the new Ornaments set from Our Daily Bread designs.  This set is designed to work with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die.  I colored here and there with a copic marker, stamped it a second time to pop up the flower center and placed it over a layer of white embossed with a Sissix folder and some pretty lace.  Added some bling and some bows to finish it up!

And then I made this one:

This one also has tons of lace.  Again I embossed the white background layer with a Sissix folder.  I just love this Spellbinders Pendant, don't you?!  It is so beautiful!  The sentiment is from the new Our Daily Bread designs set called Christmas Blessings.  It is cut out and matted with Spellbinders Circle dies and placed on the pendant with foam tape.  Then I added some little roses, Martha twigs and snowball bling to complete the card!!!

I spent most of the day decorating!  
Next on my list is addressing Christmas cards!!! 
But that will have to wait until tomorrow night!  

Thanks for visiting!!!

My Siggy

Monday, December 6, 2010

Passionately Artistic Sixth Day of Christmas!

Good morning!!!
I made five tags for the 12 Days of Christmas celebration we are having on the Passionately Artistic Blog!  Please join us and have some fun!  There is tons of inspiration and chances to win prizes!!

I had so much fun making these tags!  
Each one is made with thin chipboard (recycled packaging), designer papers, Mod Podge and stamps. 

This first tag is made using Spellbinders Labels Four, Memory Box Spearmint paper, Our Daily Bread designs stamp from the Luke 2:11 set, seam binding and silver cord, a large pearl of unknown origin, and I did the edges with stickles.

Isn't this paper cute?  It is Martha Stewart designer paper!  I cut one of the deer out and popped it up with foam tape.  It is sponged with Tim Holtz ink and I used an Elmers White Paint Marker for highlights too.  I used circle punches to punch out a few snowflakes from the same paper.   The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Distress Stripes Folder.  The sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set called Ornate Christmas.  I sprayed it lightly with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and used twill for the hanger.

This one was fun! I was heavily inspired by a Tim Holtz tutorial I saw recently.  The deer and trees are from one of his stamp sets.  I heat embossed it in black onto chipboard and sponged it to match the SU! paper and ribbon.  The papers are sprayed with several colors of Glimmer Mists. The sentiment is Our Daily Bread designs (Blessed Christmas Set).  The snowflake charm is actually another stamp from ODBD called Peace and Joy.  I stamped the snowflake onto shrink plastic and cut it out with their matching die and heated it to make the little snowflake charm!

Isn't this snowman adorable!!!  He is from the same Inkadinkado Ornate Christmas set!  I stamped him twice so that I could do some paper piecing with his hat and scarf.  The papers are more of the Martha Stewart papers.  Love how they all coordinate!  I added Martha Stewart snowflakes with buttons and twine.  I used my crop-a-dile to set the eyelet and threaded gingham ribbon through for the hanger.

And lastly, here is one made with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament and Labels Ten.  The sentiment is also from the Inkadinkado Ornate Christmas set.  The designer paper is more of the Martha Stewart paper.  I added ribbon, lace, Martha's snowflake and button with twine.  I also added some Want2Scrap bling around the sentiment label! 

Thanks for joining me this morning for our 6th day of Christmas!

My Siggy

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Love and Blessings

Good morning!!! Hope you all are having a great weekend!  I made this card for the Midnight Madness sketch this week!  I used two of the new sets from Our Daily Bread designs. Christmas Blessings and  Ornaments.  The Ornaments set is designed to fit the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die.  In case you missed the news, here is the announcement:

Our Daily Bread designs is so proud and pleased to be chosen by the Spellbinders company as a Preferred Stamp Partner.  Our partnership with Spellbinders will be a blessing to the stamping community as well, as we expand our line to include  perfect match sentiments, Scriptures and images to Spellbinders products.  We look forward to a long and blessed partnership with 
such a fine product as Spellbinders.

I stamped the image on Kraft, I mean Crumb Cake card stock with Stazon brown ink and colored with copic markers.  I cut it out with the Spellbinders die and while it was still in the die I sprayed it lightly with Sweet Clover Glimmer Mist.  The background is SU! designer paper, embossed with Cassie's Brocade folder and also sprayed  with the glimmer mist.  I distressed some edges with a distressing tool. The lace, gold and silver cord and the ribbon are from my stash.  I made both bows with my Bow Easy.  And the round crocheted piece is the center of a doily that I have been using pieces from the last few months!  I knew I was saving that center for something!!!  It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the sketch!!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!! 
My Siggy

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh!!!!

Good morning!!  We interupt the Our Daily Bread December Release Blog Hop for a separate special blog hop!!!  The team is surprising a special someone for his birthday!  His name is Josh and he helps Kelley with all of her shows and around the ODBD store!!  He is just the nicest young man and we are so excited to surprise him in this way!  If you landed here for the Release blog hop going on yesterday and today please scroll down to the next post or click HERE!!!  If you are playing along in this hop too and arrived here from Dawn's blog, then you are in the right place!!!  Kelley is offering three 15.00 gift certificates just for completing this hop and leaving a comment on the ODBD blog at the end for your chance to win!!!  

Here are the supplies I used for my card for Josh:

ODBD stamp sets Wood Background, Dad, and Light of the World
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink
Bashful Blue, Black, Chocolate Chip card stocks
Neenah Cream card stock
Spellbinders Ovals
Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder
Bashful Blue ribbon and burlap ribbon

From here, head on over to the fabulous Fran's blog to see what she made for Josh!!!

Thank you so much for joining our little surprise for Josh!


My Siggy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December ODBD Blog Hop!!!

 Good morning!!!!

Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread designs December Release Blog Hop! 

I am your first stop on the Hop today, but if you just happened on my blog you should go to the ODBD Blog and start from there, and if along the way any links are broken simply return to the ODBD blog where the entire list will be listed in order. You can always go on to the next person and check back later for the missing one. The Hop will run from 8am Eastern Dec. 1 to 8pm Dec 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3. There will be 4 prizes. Kelley has very generously offered to give Three prizes of Choice of One set, and One GRAND PRIZE of the December Bread Basket Bundle!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! The prizes are hidden on various blogs along the hop, so it is important that you visit and comment on each one!

All you have to do to be eligible to win one of these great prizes is comment on each blog on the hop, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave us a comment there:
1. Telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you could not comment on
2. Answer the question that is posted on the ODBD Blog post for this hop.
3. Cross your lucky fingers and toes and hope that one of the bloggers who have the hidden prizes pick YOU! Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Dec 3rd to see if you won! :)

Now on to my project!…..

 I used the new Christmas Blessings set!  This stamp is one of five wonderful Christmas sentiments that will be a great addition to your Christmas stamp collections!  I stamped it in Memento Brown ink onto Neenah Cream card stock and cut it out with a Spellbinders Oval die.  This is mounted onto a Spellbinders  Scalloped Oval cut from SU! Rose Red card stock.  The background is a sheet of Memory Box Mistletoe paper embossed with a folder from the Cuttlebug Preserves collection.  I cut the roses from another sheet of the same paper and popped them up with foam tape.  I then covered each bunch of roses with Diamond Glaze.  The background, rose bunches and sentiment oval is sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Then I just added a pretty Bow Easy Bow, red button with silver cord and silver bling to complete the card!!!  That's it!!!

We are so happy that you have joined us today!  You are going to love the creations you are about to see along the hop!!!  From here, your next stop is the very talented Connie!!!  Enjoy!!!

My Siggy


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