Friday, January 27, 2012

It Is Well With My Soul

Good morning!  Hope you all have had a wonderful week!

Got a little sneak peek of a new stamp coming out Feb 1st from Our Daily Bread designs!  
Sheet music to the beautiful old hymn, It Is Well With My Soul! 

I wanted to try the Belleek technique that I enjoyed so much earlier this week!  I inked up my Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder with pink ink and then sponged off a little of it to help make it more muted.  Once I ran it through my bug, it was still a little too pink.  So, I went about trying to tone down the piece by painting it with white acrylic paint using a very light touch.  Then I also painted it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  And then I even sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist!  I finally had the shade and look I was going for.  

So then I did the same applications to each die cut.  I've used the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish, Spellbinders Squares, Fleur de Lis Squares, Blossoms Tags and Accents and the angel wings are from an old Spellbinders ATC die set.  The heart is made of wood and is also painted.  I stamped the music on the back ground of the card, stamping if off first on scrap paper and then also did the same painting technique to this piece.  You should have seen my hands!  After it had all dried, I put everything together, and added the little silver bow and tiny pearls. 

Here is a little tip:  I got a little too much paint on the sentiment tag, which covered up the song title too much.  So I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it again which helped a lot!  What a wonderful tool!!!

I am sharing this card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

My Siggy

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hi there!!!  I am playing in the Ways to Use It Challenge at SCS today!!!  There is a list of 2011 WT challenges and you are to use at least two of those challenges.  My card meets these past challenges:

WT343-Pass me a Hot Beverage
WT330-Doily Deluge
WT329-Something Old/Something New (old Spellbinders Lace die and old Cuttlebug die)
WT-328-No White Card Stock
WT325-Die Cuts

I colored this beautiful new image from Our Daily Bread designs called Birthday Blessings with copics. The card stock is vanilla.  The Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish is cut into several pieces to fit my design.  The tiny flowers are cut from a Cuttlebug die.  I added pearls to complete the card!!!  

Here is another card I want to share with you today:

This card uses the same image as the above card (Birthday Blessings) and is also colored with copic markers.  It is framed with Spellbinders die cuts and place on a background that is embossed with a SU! embossing folder.  I made the lace bow my Bow Easy and added a tiny button laced with crochet thread.  I colored the button with a copic marker to get a match to the image!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  See you again soon!!!

My Siggy

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge 2012

Good morning!  
I joined the Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoast again this year, 
committing to 5-10 cards per month.  I made 6!  Great start!!! 

This set is just so cute!  It's from Our Daily Bread designs and is called Warm Wishes!  I colored the images with copic markers, some less than other.  Stamped the sentiment at the bottom right but am wishing I would have centered it instead.  Oh well...!

The last thing I did was add Stickles here and there!  Love that stuff!!!  

I invite you to visit the Passionately Artistic Blog and link up your projects!  
We enjoy seeing all the creativity out there!!!  
Thanks for stopping by today!  I love hearing from you!  
Enjoy your day and I 'll see you again soon!

My Siggy

Monday, January 23, 2012

Belleek Inspired

Hey y'all!   

What a fun challenge on SCS today!  The Belleek Pottery inspiration is amazingly beautiful!  So much beauty has been created so far for this challenge!!!  Here is my take.  I used the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink for the background.  I sandwiched this piece between a frame made with two square Spellbinders and the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square.  The flourish is Cheery Lynn Designs and the tiny flowers are from a Cuttlebug die plate.  The butterfly is made from the Our Daily Bread designs 2-Step Butterfly and coordinating Butterfly die.  Just added pearls and a lace bow and then a few sprays of Pearl Glimmer Mist to complete the card!  This is also for the dry embossing challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog!  

Thank you so much for looking!  Hope you have a great evening!
My Siggy

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Clean and Simple, White and Yellow

Good morning on this stormy Saturday! 

Here is a card for two challenges:

ODBDCAS40 to use Yellow and White

I've used the three new sets on this card, God's Love, Never Give Up, and 2-Step Butterfly with the coordinating die, all from Our Daily Bread designs.  I embossed the images with white embossing powder and stamped the sentiment over the image with Stazon Black ink.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement of the sentiment straight.  That's it!  Another CAS card from me!!!  

So glad you stopped by today!  See you again soon!!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Never Stop Going!

Good morning!  Got another grunge card for you!!  Lovin' these cool new sets from Our Daily Bread designs!  This set is called Never Give Up.  There is a coordinating die, sold separately, that will cut out the cross for you so nicely!!!  For this card I stamped one of the sentiments on the designer paper in the background to mimic graffiti.  I really distressed this one to death!  Scraping, sponging, dragging the ink pad, tearing, etc.  Then I added the cross popping it up on foam tape.  Then the lace and netting material and a pretty little cross charm were added.  Fun getting your hands all inky making a card!!!  

This fits for the following two challenges:

I invite you to link your project to the Passionately Artistic Blog today!  
We wanna see your latest projects!   

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  

My Siggy

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Never Never Never Give Up!

Good morning friends! 

This is my first time posting with the Passionately Artistic Team 
since last year when my Father in Law got sick.  It's nice to be back and I appreciate 
Maggie and the team being patient with me while I got my ducks in a row! 

 I decided to make a little inspirational art book!  I had some white thin foam board that was already cut to this size (which is about 3in by 7in) and I have been wondering what to do with it.  First I sprayed the front and back of each piece with Glimmer Mist in a blue and a green color.  Then, I inked the edges and sponged more ink on the fronts and backs.  Next, I heat embossed them on both sides with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the images and sentiments/scriptures from several 
Our Daily Bread designs stamp sets and stamped three butterflies too. 

I cut each butterfly out with the coordinating ODBD die for the 2 step butterfly set and sponged the edges.  I placed the butterflies over the grunge butterfly images.  After putting the little book together with my Bind-it-all, I began decorating each page.  I added sparkly rhinestone swirl pieces, some wadded up tulle using Beacon 3-in-1 glue, and then stickles to each butterfly. 

The ODBD stamp sets I used are all newly released this month!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  
Go check out the Passionately Artistic Blog and link your project today!!!
My Siggy

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Call of God

Happy Monday!  

I made this for the following challenges:

TLC359-Best of 2011(TLC358)
TLC358-Make it Wet-Stickles on Butterfly
SSCC121-Thinking of You Card
ODBDSLC91-In with the New, Out with Old-New stamps and used lace as old item

Can you believe I made a CAS card?  LOL!!!

Here are the supplies I used:

Bo Bunny Designer Paper
Ribbon, lace and Bow Easy
Black rhinestone swirls
Pink ink

Thank you for looking!  Have a wonderful day!

Edited to add that I am also playing in the Word Art Wednesday challenge today too!!!

My Siggy

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

And Always

Hi everyone!  Here is a card I made this morning for several challenges.

TLC358-Make it Wet(I used stickles on the butterfly)

I've used two new sets from Our Daily Bread designs on this card:

Other supplies:

SU! designer paper
Corner Rounder
Black swirl rhinestones
Spellbinders Squares
Muslin Trim
Lace and Seam Binding
Foam Tape and Beacon Adhesive
Tim Holtz distress ink

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

My Siggy

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and Welcome to the January ODBD Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release Blog Hop! 
We are so happy to have you with us today!!
If you got here from the Our Daily Bread designs Blog, you are in the right place. 
If not you might want to go there and start from the beginning. 
If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:

The Hop will run 8am EDT Jan. 1 until 8pm EDT Jan 2. 
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Jan 3. 
Five blessed hoppers will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate for ODBD Stamps! 
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 when you leave your comment.
Now here is my first card!

This card was made using the beautiful new Birthday Blessings set!  I stamped the image twice.  I cut out one using the Out of the Box Nestie technique that my DT sister Julie taught me. You can see her tutorial HERE.  I colored the teacup and saucer with copic markers and cut it out and popped it up over the original image.  I stamped the image again onto the same designer paper as the background and paper pieced the tablecloth.  The SU! designer paper is embossed with an SU! embossing folder. 
I stamped the sentiment and masked off the verse to make the little tag to tie on at the end of the pearls and lace.  I punched lots of Martha Stewart flowers from the same designer paper and colored them darker with a copic marker before placing them on the card.  To finish the card I put little dots in the flower centers with a white paint pen and then sprayed the card with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist!

I hope you don't mind but I have another card to show you using one of the really cool grunge sets!!!  I love these grunge sets!!  So great for teens or for masculine cards or anyone for that matter! 

I stamped the butterfly image from the God's Love set all over the designer paper and hand wrote some of the verses from the set to mimic graffiti.  I tore strips of the same K & Co designer paper, glued them here and there before running the whole piece through my Cuttlebug with the cuttlebug folder (the name of which escapes me at the moment!).  I sponged the back ground with Tim Holtz distress ink too.  Then I stamped the main image on another piece of the same designer paper, heat embossed it with black embossing powder and cut it out with the Spellbinders Labels 18.  I sponged the edges before adhering with foam tape.  Then I attached the cross charm with a paper clip and added the brads.

This is the inside! 
This is what the designer paper looked like before I grunged it all up!  LOL!

Thank you so much for indulging me for such a long post!  
I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the team did with these sets!! 

Your next stop is to the
My Siggy


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