Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July and Getting Dirty Week!

Hi there!  Hope you are having a great day!  Are you a fan club member at Splitcoast Stampers
This week is Dare to Get Dirty Week, 

 a fun filled week of challenges that you can only participate in if you are a Fan Club Member!  
I can't share details but this is my first completed challenge which I combined with the Christmas Card Challenge.  Six more cards for the stash!  WooHoo!!  
The price to join the fan club is about the same as a one year magazine subscription and 
you get way more inspiration and lots more fun!!  

I also want to mention that tomorrow is the Our Daily Bread designs' release day blog hop 
and we hope you will join us!  The new sets for August are gorgeous!!!

My Siggy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Sneak Peek

Here is a peek at a couple of new sets coming out August 1st from Our Daily Bread designs!  A beautiful floral border and a wonderful scripture from a different set!  The floral border was designed to fit in the Spellbinders Labels 18.  I colored the flowers with copics and popped up the scripture label with foam tape.  I used a copic to line the edge of the scripture label too.  The background paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  I used glue to attach the two types of lace and then added the pearls border.  I made the lace bow with my Bow Easy and attached the bow and button with glue.  Added a few pearls at the top of the label and then sprayed the whole card with Glimmer Mist!  

We invite you to join us for our blog hop on release day August 1st!  
Y'all are gonna love these new sets!
My Siggy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This Song is for You!

Good morning!  

Playing in the Wednesday summer inspiration at the Passionately Artistic Blog again!  This lovely image from one of those fabric sheets from Crafty Secrets makes this card easy to create!  I cut the image from the sheet and attached it to a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square.  I used two Spellbinders squares to cut a frame to hide the edges of the fabric square.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach the lace to the card base.  Then I attached the image square to the base with foam tape.  I made a pretty bow with my Bow Easy and attached it with more glue!  How easy is that?!!!  

Hope you will come an play along and link up your summer inspiration to the Passionately Artistic Blog!  
We love to see what you do!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A,B, and C

Hi there!  It's almost the weekend!!!  Wishing my life away again!  LOL!!!

Well, after casing Patter the other day, I was inspired to begin my own Faith Journal!  And so I made this first page (really second page, I started with the word Hope, seen here) using one of the new Large Scrapbook Words that ODBD just came out with.  I combined it with the Amazing Grace lyrics and Amazing Grace Hymn Background. The lyrics fit perfectly in the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle!  

But then, I decided to actually follow along in Patter's ABC Scripture challenge.  Guess what?  Amazing was not the first word I was supposed to use!  Oh well, I guess that will be ok anyway, since the page I did the other day was not the right 'H' word either!  But now I am trying to follow along with the proper words!  So the second word is Bible.  I made a little banner for the title and used a Spellbinders die for my Bible.  I stamped the scripture from the He Is Risen set onto the page and then stamped the cross on another paper and cut it out.  I added the thread and glued the cross to the other page.  
Then it was just a matter of butterflies and lace!  

The third word is Confidence.  I still am not sure this page is finished!  I used a couple of discarded pieces from other projects to frame the scripture from the ODBD set called Dad.  The rest of the scripture is written in.  I made the flower with crepe paper and added a vintage button from my stash.  

And so, this begins my Faith Journal!  
I am enjoying the time studying the scriptures while making something creative!  
Thanks again Patter for the jump start!

One more week before the new release of ODBD stamps!  
Are you on pins and needles?  

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet Williams and Cheery Doilies

Hi there!  I've got a couple of cards to share tonight!  
The first one is for the sketch challenge at Christian Paper Crafts.  

I used a sheet of pale blue card stock from Archivers.  I embossed the background with a folder from the Cuttlebug Preserves collection.  I added a border punched with and EKSuccess punch.  I stamped the Sweet William from ODBD twice and heat embossed with white powder.  On the top flower, I cut each petal to give it more dimension.  To create the center, I used a scrap of lace in my stash, rolled it up and secured it with glue.  Then I added the pearl!  The lace and ribbon along the border is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I made the bow with my Bow Easy tool!  To complete the card, I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.

Here is a close up of my second card!

And here is the full card:

I just got this great new doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs!  So pretty!!  After cutting it out, I used a stylus on the back to try to give it an embossed feel.  I added the EKSuccess border at the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment from ODBD Mini Tags Three and cut it out with a Spellbinders circle.  Then I added Martha twig around the center, Martha Hydrangea flower around the doily, lots of pearls and finally a pretty little white bow I made with my Bow Easy.  I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist to finish the card!

That's it tonight!  Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon!

My Siggy

Pink Butterfly, White Lace

Good morning!  Hope you are having a great week!  
I have another summer inspiration to show you that I made for the Passionately Artistic Blog

I cut out Cuttlebug Butterfly from sheet of Core'dinations cardstock and added it to the card base.  Then I turned the butterfly over and embossed it with a Cuttlebug Butterfly embossing folder.  I attached it to the cut out area of the card with Beacon 3-in-1 glue.  Then I attached the lace with the same glue, making gathers as I glued it to the card.  I glued the ribbon and bow to hide the 'seam'.  To finish the card, I added lots of pretty black rhinestones.  The swirls and tiny ones were not in their original packaging so I don't have the maker's information.  But the larger rhinestones are from Want2Scrap.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Hope the rest of your week is full of joy!

My Siggy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Honey!

Today is my dear husband's birthday!   
I bought this Impression Obsession stamp just for this occasion!  Let's just say I have a couple of these beautiful creatures hanging on the wall in my den!  When you are married to a hunter, well, there are just some things you put up with, ya know?  I stamped the buck with Stazon Brown ink, sponged with several brown inks and then cut him out. (I also sprayed him with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist! LOL!)  He is mounted onto an ODBD Elegant Oval made by Spellbinders.  I stamped the background with ODBD Wood Background and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.  
I added a Martha fence and SU! Kraft seam binding.  
   Happy birthday honey!  I love you!

Thank you for visiting with me today!
My Siggy

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Perfect Peace

Good morning!  

Summer is in full swing and the Passionately Artistic Blog is continuing the summer theme 
with fun, colorful projects!  We invite you to join the summer linking party 
to share your summer projects with us! 

Here is how I made my card for this week:
1. Cut Spellbinders circles from Core'dinations and K&Co papers.  
Cut Cuttlebug butterfly from Core'dinations paper.

2. Use Stamp-a-ma-jig for proper placement of scripture from 
ODBD Scripture Collection 7 within the circle. Stamp scripture onto the card base.

3. Attach the paper onto card base with foam tape.

4. Attach butterfly and bow made with Bow Easy with Beacon 3-in-1 glue.

5. Attach pearls to complete the card.

Thanks so much for visiting with me!  Enjoy your summer day!

My Siggy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pitter Patter

Hi y'all!  Today the Featured Stamper at SCS is my ODBD sister Patter!  Patter is a very talented stamper and scrapper!  She is working on a series of scrapped scripture pages which have been an inspiration to me for quite a while now.  So when I heard Patter was the FS today, I was excited to start my own scripture journal! I noticed that Patter uses scraps and snips of this and that on her pages.  She always titles her pages and she usually has some of her own handwriting.  And so, that is what I did too!  The only things that were not actually in my scraps of things I just couldn't throw away, were the main background sheet which is from a Webster's Pages pack, and the large fabric letters.  I have had those letters forever just waiting for the right time to use them.  Not to mention the fact that I almost completely stopped scrapping years ago in favor of card making!  Even the stamped pieces were cast off from previous projects!!  Nice to be able to actually use those saved items!  The stamped pieces are all from Our Daily Bread designs sets.   The sets are Anchor, Fleur de Lis Borders, and Serve the Lord.  Congratulations Patter!!!  Thanks for being such an inspiration not only with your talents but with your sweet spirit too!  Have a fun day!
My Siggy

Saturday, July 9, 2011

God Bless Our Soldiers!

Hi there!  I hope y'all are having a great Saturday!  

My card today features two of the newest ODBD sets called Not Forgotten and Old Flag Background!  
I love these sets and they go together so beautifully!  I stamped each image and colored them with SU! inks, Not Quite Navy and Ruby Red and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink,  using tiny cotton balls and one of those tools look like a pencil with an alligator clip on each end.  I am so sorry but I can never remember what those things are called!   I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a Spellbinders Oval.  Then I layered each piece with SU! Soft Suede card stock.  You can see how the soldier image lines up with the flag background!   I added a strip along the left that is embossed with a row of stars.  I used one of the borders in a Cuttlebug Border set called Measure for Measure.  Then I added the brads and the ribbon.  The largest square layer is distressed with a distressing tool.  After attaching this to the card base, I sprayed the card with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  I used a couple of challenges for this card:


Thanks for visiting! Remember to keep our soldiers in your hearts and prayers!

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DeLovely Summer Days

Good morning!  

The Passionately Artistic Blog is still celebrating summer inspirations and here is my card for this week!  I remember many times of playing outside, jumping rope, enjoying hot summer days!  This sweet little image is a perfect summer time inspiration!  She was trimmed from a wonderful set of images on a Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Elements sheet.  I colored her with copic markers to match the border and the background designer paper, which is also from the DeLovely collection and is embossed with a folder from the Cuttlebug Preserves collection.  I added a Martha Stewart lace border, some pretty vintage lace, DeLovely chipboard flower stickers and little green pearls to complete the card!  Sweet and easy!  

 Thanks so much for taking a moment to visit with me today!  
Don't forget to link up your summer time inspiration to the Passionately Artistic Blog so we can see!
My Siggy

Monday, July 4, 2011

Faux Silk Flag

Happy 4th of July!!!

I am enjoying the day off and I was able to play in the Try a New Technique Challenge today!  They are revisiting the faux silk technique which is something I've only done a few times.  And I love how it helped to make this beautiful Old Flag Background from Our Daily Bread designs even more vintage!  I stamped the flag onto tissue paper, wadded it up and after carefully smoothing it back out, I glued it to a piece of vanilla card stock using Mod Podge.  I had to speed up the drying with my heat tool.  Then I rubbed Tim Holtz's Antique Linen ink over it and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  Next, I sprayed it with Suede Glimmer Mist!  I also sponged and sprayed the Spellbinders Circle behind the sentiment.  This sentiment is from another ODBD set called Not Forgotten.  The base card and the circle behind the sentiment are Core'dinations card stock.  I added lace, vintage ric-rac, and then a Bow Easy bow made with SU! Kraft seam binding that is sprayed with the Suede Glimmer Mist too!  

Thanks for taking a minute to visit during your holiday!  Enjoy your day!
My Siggy

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thankful Chickadee

Hey y'all!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  

I have another CAS card to show you tonight!  Let's just say I am practicing this method of card making!  I used this adorable chickadee from Our Daily Bread designs from the set called You Will Find Refuge.  I just recently got the matching Chickadee die and finally had some time to play with it!  I started with a base card using Core'dinations card stock.  The background layer is a sheet from a My Mind's Eye Kraft paper pack.  I stamped the sentiment which is from the newly released Large Scrapbook Words set also from ODBD.  The chickadee is stamped onto Core'dinations and lightly colored with copic markers.  I did some sponging, then glued the lace and buttons on.  I attached the chickadee with foam tape and then sprayed the card with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist!  I am learning...

I am entering this into four challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!  I really enjoy your visits!

My Siggy

Saturday, July 2, 2011


*If you are here for the second day*
*of the ODBD blog hop,*
*please scroll down to the next post or*
Well, this is different for me!  I rarely do CAS cards because they are so difficult for me!  But I really wanted to play in the Inspiration Challenge today at SCS and this is what I came up with.  I chose this artwork from the Oopsy Daisy gallery as my inspiration piece.  I used the Make A Tree Set and Hanging Stuff set from Stamp Camp.  I stamped the tree, masking the bottom portion and sponged the blue hill.  I enhanced the image and the hill with SU! colored pencils and a white gel pen.  I used my Soft Suede marker to color the word from one of the little hanging tags (omitting the tag portion)  and stamped the sentiment.  Then I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink pad and rubbed it over the whole panel.  It is sooo hard for me to not put something else on a card but I forced myself!  LOL!  Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon!

My Siggy

Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to the ODBD July Blog Hop

Good morning! 

Welcome to the July 1 Our Daily Bread designs release day blog hop!  
I am your first stop today, so if you landed here from the ODBD 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 July 1 til 8pm EDT July 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on July 3.
There will be FOUR great prizes!
Three Prizes of One Free Set of Choice
One Grand Prize of the complete Bread Basket Bundle!

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).
Ok, now for the details of my card!
I am featuring the newest addition to the Garden collection!  The beautiful Hydrangea!  This is absolutely one of my most favorite flowers so I am excited!  I stamped the image twice and colored each one with copic markers in various shades of blues, lavenders, and greens.  I cut out the flowers from one of the colored images and I popped them up over the other image with really thick pop dots.  The background is a piece of K&Co designer paper.  I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Victoria  and sponged with SU! white and Bordering Blue inks.  On one edge of the border I punched with Martha's fence punch.  The opposite edge is embossed with one of Cuttlebug's Ironworks borders, leaving enough room for the ribbon.  I made the bow with my Bow Easy.  I added some pretty pearl swirls and three white Martha butterflies.  
To complete my card, I spritzed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist! 

So glad you are spending time with us today!  

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented and lovely

Enjoy your day!!!

My Siggy


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