Friday, October 17, 2014

A Season

Hi everybody!   Here is a card I made with the new God's Timing set from ODBD!  I am entering it to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week.  Go check it out because Our Daily Bread designs is sponsoring the challenge this week!  That means prizes y'all!  hehe!

I stamped the image and the scripture and then cut them out using the Circle Ornament Dies and the Matting Circles Dies.  The paper is from the Rustic Beauty Paper Collection.  Lots of distressing with ink to get that rustic look!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!
My Siggy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wisemen Ornament

Hi there!  Hope your week is going good! 

 I have been busy making cards and I have one to show you today!  
It is for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast yesterday.  I am also linking it to the ODBDSLC215-Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps!!

I stamped the new ODBD Wisemen Ornament and cut it out with an ODBD Circle Ornament die and used an ODBD Matting Circles die to cut a mat for the ornament.  The designer paper is from last year's ODBD 2013 Christmas Paper Collection.  I sponged dark red ink on all the edges and then distressed the edges except for the ornament.  Then I used a white distress paint dauber in some areas and then poured fine glitter over that for a shimmery look! 

Here are the new ODBD products used on this card:

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you again soon!

My Siggy

Monday, October 13, 2014

Designers Blog Hop

Hi there!I am so excited to be included in the Designer Blog Hop!  Such an honor! 
The person that nominated me was Robin Clendenning. 

Many of you may know Robin as Stamperrobin on  She is an extremely talented card artist that I have long admired!  I absolutely love the way she uses bright beautiful colors as she is creating!  She is so very encouraging too.  We have been on the ODBD design team together for a while now so we have gotten to know each other that way and as Facebook friends! I hope one day to have the opportunity to meet her in person!  She lives in a small mountain town in central California, close to Yosemite National Park.  She and her husband love to hike, backpack, rock climb, snowboard and wakeboard. Thank you Robin for nominating me!

Here are just a couple of her beautiful cards:

See what I mean???  Gorgeous!  

One of the responsibilities of being a part of this Designer Blog Hop is to answer a few questions.

1) What am I working on right now?
     This blog post!  haha!  I have also been working on cards for Our Daily Bread Designs and for
     the Dirty Dozen.  I stay very busy!  Here is a card I just blogged and added to several 
     galleries this morning:

2) How does my work differ from others in my genre?

     My artwork is a conglomeration of ideas and techniques I have learned along the way.  So 
     really I don't think my work stands out from others.  Many, many talented people have
     influenced me over the years.   I love creating with lots of dies as in the sample above.  
     I love learning new techniques and I love coloring with my beloved copics!  I love
     shabby chic cards with lots of layers and distressing and sponging.  But I am learning to 
     embrace the CAS look.  Or rather the CAL (clean and layered) look!  I also love Mixed

3) Why do I create what I do?
     I have always been crafty but never quite knew I had an 'artistic' side until I was introduced to 
     stamping and card making and yes, scrapbooking!  Card making especially is so therapeutic!  I 
     need to create cards as much as I need to breathe!  I can't explain it!

4) How does my creative process work?

     It is different almost every time.  Sometimes I am inspired by the colors in a sheet of designer 
     paper, especially when the image I am using needs to be colored.  Sometimes I am inspired
     by certain challenges that I participate in.  And sometimes, it just happens.  One thing I always do 
     when I create is get all my pieces together and prepared before actually gluing the pieces together.
     Just a habit I formed when I first began this creative journey after spending too much time 
     trying to fix things that went wrong or throwing the whole thing in the trash.  I still have to do
     that sometimes but not as much as in the beginning!

And now, 
I have the honor and distinct pleasure of sharing a very special person as my nominee for the Designer Blog Hop!  She is not only a very talented card maker, but she is a treasured friend!  She loves the Lord and encourages me so much!  She is my ODBD sister, Lori Ulrich!!!

Lori has been my sister 'breadstick'  for quite some time now!  She and I have shared countless chats that have been a blessing to me!  Lori is a wife, stepmother, and daughter.  And she loves her St Bernards!!!  Hence the name of her blog: 
Here are just two cards that Lori created where you can see how her faith shines through!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Be sure and visit Lori's blog on the  20th to see her nominee for the Designers Blog Hop!  Have a wonderful week!!

A Second ODBD October Release!

Good morning!  
So glad to have you back again for the second release of October from Our Daily Bread designs!   
A second release!  How fun is that?!!!

 Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until October 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on our Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My card features the Christmas Pennant Swag that can be cut out with the Pennant Swag die.  I stamped the image and cut it out trimming the bows off.  Then I cut out a second swag in red to go behind the image.  I draped the swag over a beautiful Poinsettia spray made with the ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Fancy Foliage dies, Circle Ornament dies.  The background panel is cut out with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die.  I added clear rhinestones to the centers of the flowers to complete the card!

Here is a quick look at the ODBD products I used:
Here are links to my DT sisters participating in this second release:

 Grace * Chris * Lisa * Dawn * Lori *  Sandee (that's me!) * Sabrina * Angie

And if a link is broken, head back to the ODBD Blog post here to get back on track!

Thanks for joining us today!  See you again soon!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pretty Poinsettia Ornament

Hello there!  I made this card for the CAS challenge this week to use a touch of pink!  The image is a new one from Our Daily Bread Designs called Poinsettia Ornament.  I colored it with copics and then cut it out with a new Matting Circles die.  I hung it with an ornament hanger from single 'tree limb' cut with a die from the Fancy Foliage dies.  I also cut the hanger thing attached to the ornament with ODBD Circle Ornament die.  I also added a touch of sparkle with Stickles.  I am also entering this to the ODBDSLC challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
My Siggy

Monday, October 6, 2014

Have a Beautiful Birthday Dear Kelley!!!

Thank you for joining us today!  

We are celebrating the birthday of our very own Kelley!  
Her birthday is actually tomorrow but we are hoping to surprise her by celebrating a day early!

I know that Kelley is a huge fan of dragonflies so I chose to use the Dragonfly Mini in combination with the Chalkboard Paper Collection.  I colored the dragonflies with copics and cut each one out.  The sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments and the label is from Antique Label Designs.  I cut this out with the Antique Labels and Border dies.  Under that is the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut.  I layered everything together and then placed the three dragonflies.  I used my nail to kind of curl their bodies and wings up a little bit.  Then I added stickles so they would sparkle against the background!  

Here are the links to my DT sisters:

If any of the links are broken just head back over to the ODBD Blog to get back on track!

Have a beautiful birthday Kelley!

Thanks for joining us today!  Enjoy your week!

My Siggy

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Look Back at the NCC September Release

 Good morning!

We are happy you have joined us as we take a look back at the NCC September release!

I have a card to share that I made with Sweet Christmas Wishes!  This is truly a fun set!  One of our family traditions at Christmas is for the kids (and 'big' kids too) to build gingerbread houses!   I stamped the gingerbread house twice.   I colored one of the images completely and then cut out pieces from the second stamped image (candy canes, door, roof, lollipops and peppermints)  and colored.  Before placing the second pieces, I masked off the house to add the trees from the Happy Camper set.  Then I placed those second pieces over the first colored image with foam tape.  The candy canes were added with glue just at the bottoms and they are attached to show both candy canes underneath.  What the photo does not show is that I painted lots of key areas (roof shingles, gumdrops, candy canes, lollipops,  peppermints and wreath) with Diamond Glaze and Stickles.  I added falling snow with Stickles too.  Christmas will be here before we know it!  

Here is the new set I used today:

For more fun inspiration, here are links to my DT sister's creations:
 Julie * Lori * Amber * Lisa * Dawn
Thanks for joining us today!  See you again soon!

My Siggy


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