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Happy New Year! And a few changes...

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A new year is upon us! Beginning January 1st we will be welcoming some new designers to Our Daily Bread Designs' Challenge team. For complete details check here. It is a bittersweet time as I bid adieu to some of the leaving members! They are wonderful ladies and I know I will see them in blogland! Take a few moments to check out their bios and give them a big warm ODBD welcome!

I am taking a few days off to spend time with my family but in the meantime I pulled out one of my favorite projects this year. This originally posted September 25th. I thought it was worth a revisit...

And here it is...



This one is a true hodgepodge of supplies...

Paper - Bazzill, Prima Printery Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Don't Worry!; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Ink/Lace - Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds, Memento Tuxedo Black; Dies - Spellbinders - Postage Stamps, Classic Squares Large, Cricut Celebrate with Flourish (clock); Lace; Gathered Ribbon; Mulberry Roses, Paper Punch …

Time With Lori at Our Daily Bread Designs

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Good morning! For today's project I created a clock using one of my favorite sets from Our Daily Bread Designs, Time. I am hosting the Time With segment at ODBD. So hop over to Our Daily Bread Designs blog for complete details on this fun project! Blessings...

Lori

MOJO221 - God's Love

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Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season! Hard to believe a new year is upon us! It took me the first six months of 2011 to remember what year I was in! lol...

Today I am playing along with the weekly sketch challenge at Mojo Monday! And I pulled out some new Our Daily Bread Design stamps you will see January 1st! Kelley has some wonderful designs up her sleeve!!!



I pulled out two new stamps and an ODBD die available the first of the month. I used God's Love (sentiment and base image) plus the 2 Step Butterfly (you are gonna LOVE this one) and the coordinating Butterfly 2 Die! All the sets are AMAZING! So be sure to stop by the Our Daily Bread Designs' site on January 1st to see the full release. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping in and until next time... blessings!

Lori

Card Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs January 1st releases - 2 Step Butterfly, Butterfly 2 Die & God's Love; Ink - Memento Rhubard, Versaf…

TSTR93 "A Kraft-y Christmas"

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this post finds you spending some quality time with those you love. The Christmas season is a wonderful one and as I write this post I am finishing up a few details at home before the step-children and their children arrive!

This post is for this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge. The ladies are using the following inspiration photo...



and Char asks participants to create a card or project inspired by the above photo and USE KRAFT, RED, NEWSPRINT, SILVER AND A STAR!

And my take on the challenge...



I used Echo Park's Season's Greeting collection for my designer paper along with some kraft and black card stock touches. I edged one panel with a dab of ecru lace and then placed a double tied red satin ribbon on top. The silver frame is actually an ornament I picked up at a local Dollar Store in the last few weeks. I cut out the plastic layer and then cut a piece of black card stock to adhere to the backing. I embossed the sentiment (from Ou…

ODBDSLC90 Anything Goes

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It's time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. And this time ANYTHING GOES! You must use any die or stamp from ODBD. And this challenge will last for 2 weeks!

And for me the ANYTHING GOES challenge means VALENTINES!!!

Here's my card...



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, January 6 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to s…

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

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During this busy time of year, it is easy to lose focus. Over 2000 years ago a tiny baby changed this dark world. For through his birth and eventual death we were cleansed of our sin. Until his sacrificial death we were eternally separated from our heavenly Father. What a sacrifice it must have been to send his Son to die for us!!! Imagine how much he loves us to do that... nothing earned and definitely nothing deserved... But it all began on a dark and silent night all those years ago...

Card front...



and the inside...



Blessings to you and yours and may you have a very Merry Christmas!

Recipe

Cricut Cuts - Winter Frolic 3.25 inches (all cuts with exception of the 2 sheep which were cut at 2.5 inches); Paper Doll Dress Up - Stable 4.5 inches

Paper - Bazzill

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Blessed Christmas

Embossing - Ink - Versamark, Powder - Stampendous White

Stickles - Frosted Lace (star)

From the Heart - SNTODBD50

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It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD50)! The Challenge this rotation is ANYTHING GOES! The Anything Goes part means exactly that, too! Any stamps, any colors, any sketch, or any embellishments. Just stamp, create, and have fun! If you use ODBD stamps, your name will be entered twice for one entry. Since it is Christmas and New Years, the winner will be chosen by random.org. Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chances of winning! Have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Blessed New Year!

And my creation... a Valentine Day card...



Don't you just love these fun papers from the Bo Bunny Smoochable collection? I selected a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Design's recent release, Simple Things. The heart, flourish and rose dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs. I also used Spellbinder's Petite Scalloped Circles Large along with the Standard Circles Large around the sentiment. Super pretty and super feminine...

Please stop by and …

Snowfall - Card Patterns Sketch 146

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Hard to believe Christmas is just a few days away! Usually in this part of the country that means a dusting of snow. Fortunately this year will be the exception! So in celebration of the wonder of snow (and the wonder of NO snow) I used Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection on this card. I created it for a sketch challenge at Card Patterns.

Don't forget to stop by each day this week as I will have some new projects. Thursday will see the return of the Stamping in Time Challenge with Betty Wright at Our Daily Bread Designs and Friday I will have the daily post for Exploring Cricut. And don't forget to stop back by on Christmas Eve as another ODBD Shining the Light Challenge rolls around!

You saw the card... So here's the sketch...



Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Lori

Card Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Snowfall; Stamps - ODBD Scrolly Borders, Little Things; Ink - Close to My Heart Moonstruck; Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Picot Edges …

Exploring Cricut - Pine Trees

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Today's Exploring Cricut is all about pine... specifically pine trees and it doesn't have to be a Christmas tree! Even though my example uses the traditional pine (and cute kids) there are plenty of images available in the Cricut library. Pull out your favorite cartridge and go to work!

Card Details

Paper - Bazzill & Simple Stories 12 Days of Christmas
Die - Cricut - A Child's Year (page 57, 4.75 inch cut (black card stock)
Paper Punch - Circle (sentiment)
Lace & Ribbon - Bo Bunny
Jute

Thanks for visiting and stop back by Friday as I will have another Exploring Cricut project for you!

L

MOJO219 - Seeds

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Hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away! And with so many things going on I almost let Mojo Monday get away from me. Here is this week's sketch...



And my take on it...



The designer papers are from October Afternoons' Farmhouse collection. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs' Apple Seed set. I distressed the bottom DP layer with my Making Memories Distressing Tool and added a touch of gray ink around the edges. I also inked up a round glass and added a few "water rings" with the ink. I couldn't get a clear photo but they look great! The die is by Cheery Lynn Designs and is called Fanciful Flourish. I also added a pearl stick pin in the lace strip for interest. Thanks as always for stopping! Hop back tomorrow for the next Exploring Cricut challenge. It's gonna be fun!

Card Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, October Afternoon Farmhouse Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Apple Seed; Ink - Close to My Heart Grey Wool, Versafine…

ODBDSLC89 - Noel Word Play

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Welcome to another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! Do we have some fun for you!! This week is all about word play...

Use each letter of the word in NOEL to create your card.
For example...

N- Nestabilities or the word NOEL
O- Ovals, Our Daily Bread Designs, circles (the shape of an O)….
E- Embossing, envelopes or evergreens to name a few...
L- Lace or layers...

Your options are limitless!

Here's my card for the week...



And how did I incorporate the word Noel?

N - Nestabilities - Layered Poinsettia, Labels 20 & Ovals Large
O - Oval Nestabilities, Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp - Christmas Blessings
E - Embossing - Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder (sentiment), Evergreens (punched evergreens)
L - Lace (Gold) & Layers

The sentiment panel was created using Labels 20 for the outside and a SB Large Oval for the center. The oval panel has a double thickness of dimensional foam for added "lift." The panel needed something "extra" so I improvised and…

Blue Christmas

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Clean and simple... This card may not look like it but this one was easy peazy! Sometimes you just need to let the paper and stamps work their magic! I started out with some classics, Bo Bunny and Our Daily Bread Designs. I used paper from the new BB collection, Snowfall. I cut the circle (under the Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die) directly from the paper. Now how simple is that? I then cut two white fleur de lis die and layered them to look like snow. The focal sentiment is from ODBD's Christmas Door. I stamped it on with Versamark and then added white embossing powder for added depth. Simple, colorful and delightful to do... all the things a papercrafter like me adores!

Thank you to the lovely ladies at Mojo Monday for selecting me as one of their Sketch 218 Champions! I am SO honored! Please check out the post here and see all the lovely designs. Thanks again ladies!

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, American Craft, Bo Bunny Snowfall 12 x 12; Stamps - Our Daily…

The Word of God

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Thought I would pop in tonight and share another card inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch. It was fabulous and I couldn't resist the chance to whip another card! I used some lovely paper by Webster's Pages plus a recent release from Our Daily Bread Designs called The Word of God. A few pearls and some greenery make it sing! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Webster's Pages Petite Paper - Ladies and Gents & Trendsetter; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Word of God; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Die - Spellbinders Foliage; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart; Lace; Pearls and Flower - Recollections

MOJO218 - A Zebra Christmas...

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Bet that got your attention! Thought you might enjoy another one of my "unconventional" Christmas cards! This time I threw in some zebra print! This one is going over to a sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.

Here's the sketch...



And here's my take on it...



I purchased this lovely paper from a dear friend who sells Close to My Heart. The set is called Roxie. I also used Bazzill for the poinsettia leaves and sprig punches. Don't you just adore this sentiment? This is from the new set Simple Things at Our Daily Bread Designs. I just keep pulling this set out for everything! The poinsettia was made with Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia. I couldn't find just the right Flower Soft for the center so I pulled green out of a Sweet Pea mix and some yellow out of the Autumn mix and glued them to the center. A Zva flourish and a tiny silver jingle bell finish the look!

Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Lori

Card Ingredients

Paper - Close to My Heart - Roxie, Bazzill;…

ODBDSLC88 - We Three Kings

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Welcome to another week at ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge. This week Chris has created a sketch for you to do...



And I am deeply honored because this sketch was inspired by a card I did a while back that you can see here.

And here is another interpretation...



This is a deeply personal card for me. As I shared with some of the ladies I design with, this is a little more "rustic" than what I am used too. I wanted to incorporate ODBD's We Three Kings stamp set into a card this year. When I saw this scripture, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I selected purple card stock to represent the Magi and the greatest King of all, Jesus. I used touches of gold card stock (cut with Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs) to give a regal feel. I embossed the star and scripture in gold. And on the base I adhered distressed kraft paper and then some rough cut burlap tied with jute. I wanted this to represent the trappings that may have been on those beasts of burden and/or i…

Exploring Cricut and a Shabby Moose

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I must admit, I am a bit obsessed! John and I visited the Upper Peninsula this summer and on both trips I desperately wanted to see a moose! One day we drove 2 hours to a state park where they are known to be with no luck! I saw a moose head in an exhibit but NO LIVE ones!!! I have become quite fascinated. On a recent jaunt into southern Ohio, I found a lovely primitives shop called The Shabby Moose and well, I just HAD to stop... And when my mind turned to this challenge a business card from that establishment caught my eye and the moose... err... race was on!!!

Cricut Cuts

Moose - Give a Hoot Cartridge - pg 74 (5 inches)- 1 piece
Trees - Campout - Trees and Tree Layers (7 inches) i piece trees and trees layer
Pinecones - Preserves - pg 24 (1 inch and 1 1/4 inches) several cuts
Branch (at top under bow) Give a Hoot Cartridge - Accent - pg 75 - 1 piece 2 1/2 inches, 1 piece (flipped) same size

1. Cut the DP slightly smaller than your bag. Distress edges. Adhere to bag. S…

SNTODBD49 - Peace, Goodwill and Joy!

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Welcome to another Stamping in Time with Betty! It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD49)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is the same as last rotations. We are in crunch time for mailings and gift giving. So, we are creating MORE Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme! Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

And my details...

Has inspiration ever struck you in the middle of the night? It hit me a few nights ago. It may have had more to do with the hacking cough I have had for a week but I will lay it on inspiration... lol... So after looking at my clock for the umpteenth time and finally deciding to get up at 2:30AM I wandered into my craft room. Oddly, I was wired! (And that I will blame on the cough syrup...) So I pulled out a new paper pa…

Extraordinary

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This sentiment just says it all! It is the simple things that make life so extraordinary. Snowflakes for example... Each one is unique and beautiful. Of course, if you are looking at several inches of those unique creations... you might feel differently! lol... Think back to your childhood. Do you remember how we looked forward to snow? I remember wishing for just one more snow day! Back then it was all about living in the moment. Tests and other school chores could wait but enjoying the joys of winter could not. Maybe this year when we get some of the "white stuff" I won't be so grumpy about it. I might just strap on some boots and go out and play! It doesn't hurt to be a kid once in awhile! Blessings...

Today's card features some new 12 x 12 paper from Bo Bunny's Snowfall collection plus a brand new release from Our Daily Bread Designs' Blessings Collection, Little Things...



A closer view... the ribbon is already printed on the paper... a…

Exploring Cricut - Let's Take a Sleigh Ride...

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Or you could use a sled... This week's challenge at Exploring Cricut is all about the wind in your hair and preferably no trees in your path!

And here's my project for the week...



I decided to make a tag this week. And with monogramming being all the rage right now, I decided to make some monogrammed tags for Christmas. This one belongs to our grand-daughter Gloria. Since her papa is a BIG University of Kentucky fan I went with a Big Blue theme.

The cuts are from Winter Woodland. And the specifics...

Sleigh & Shadow - White Card Stock - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 1 piece each
Sleigh top - Blue - 4 inches (pg. 53)- embossed with Cuttlebug Folder Snowflakes - 1 piece
Sleigh Trim - Silver - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 2 pieces
Holly - Red & Green - 4 inches (pg. 53) - 1 piece green holly, 2 pieces red berries
Shadow G - Silver - 2 1/2 inches (pg. 56) - 1 piece
Letter G - Blue - 2 1/2 inches (pg. 56) - 1 piece

I cut all of my pieces. I glued the shadow and white sleigh base together. I …

ODBDSLC87 Bookmark It! & A Challenge

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Welcome to another fun Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. This week we are asking for bookmarks! Picture above is the front of my submission this week. I used the new ODBD Simple Things set! Don't you just love it??? The bookmark is actually a 4 x 4 piece of white card stock scored and folded. I edged the bottom with a paper punch and my ScorPal. A piece of My Mind's Eye DP and some lovely custom dyed seam binding add a nice springy punch! The image (colored with Copics and cut out with ODBD's matching die) was mounted on an embossed Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die cut.

The back, pictured below, includes one of my favorite Bible verses also included in the Simple Things set! Let me just tell ya... If you are ready for spring be sure to check out the December releases at ODBD! They are uber cute and the team is really "buzzing" about them! Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful weekend!



Here's how to play...

To make the chall…

One More Fall Card

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Well here is one last fall card before we officially hop into the month of December. I have had this one on file for a while and ran across it today. Hopefully it will inspire you for next year's cards! Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, The Crafter's Workshop Enchanted Complements - Moonlight Terracotta; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Fall; Ink - Close To My Heart Autumn Terracotta; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Mary Ann; Dew Drops - Robin's Nest; Jute; Charm

May Your Holidays Sparkle...

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I LOVE glass blown ornaments and when I spotted this image on Rosemary Dennis' blog I had to get the set! If you haven't been over to Rosemary's blog, please do. She makes some AMAZING cards!

Today's card is pretty simple (for me...)... Hee, hee... I used some cute paper from K & Company (Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas.) I added some gold paper for added bling and after coloring Santa's coat trim I threw on a nice dusting of Diamond Stickles. I used the SB Classic Oval Large for cutting, embossing and lightly edging the image with Desert Sand ink. I split the background Spellbinders Ironworks Motif in two and mounted the pieces to the back of my image. The sentiment was embossed using Versamark and Ranger's Queen Gold Embossing Powder directly on the plaid DP. One more Christmas card down and 40 more to go! :-)

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, American Crafts, K & Company - Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas; Stamps - Flouri…

A Rustic Christmas

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Yes, this card is a little darker than my usual fare. Honestly though if you took a peek in my home you would see a very different story from the pinks, blues and "frilly" things I prefer in card making. I guess that means I am a well rounded individual and my inner girly girl is trying to get out!!!!! So I wanted to share a little peek at some of the little touches in my home this season. And maybe you can see why I picked the dark colors I did....



The scale belonged to my Dad. He used it on our farm for various things. After my Dad passed away, my Mom remained on the farm for eleven more years. Finally after 42 years of living in the same place it came time to move Mom closer to me. We sorted, packed and pitched countless items. Many things went to auction. But for some reason I could not part with this. It seemed such a real reminder of who my Dad was... ever practical and attentive to detail. So I salted it away for another 4 years before finally pulling it o…

The Shabby Tea Room #90 - Winter Picnic

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Well it's time for another fabbo challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. This week I am truly honored to be submitting a card as a guest designer. I'm a little nervous about the whole thing! Have you seen some of the amazing things those ladies come up with? Wow! So while I shake my head in wonderment you can check my humble submission below. The inspiration photo for this challenge is above. The crew is looking for creations with

White or Cream, Silver and Glitter

And here's mine...



The base is simple white card stock. I then cut a slightly smaller layer and paper punched the edges with an eyelet punch. I then lightly covered the eyelet ends with glitter glue and poured on the crystal coarse glitter glue. After letting it set, I shook off the excess and added it to the base with dimensional foam. The next layer is a shiny piece of silver card stock. I added a ribbon trim along the bottom that has silver and crystal hanging beads. The final base layer is a 5 x 5 pie…

The Shabby Tea Room #89 - Colors of Nature

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This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called the Colors of Nature. Participants have been asked to use the above photo for inspiration! Wow! Aren't the colors amazing? And I just love flowering cabbage! I sure wish I could figure out how to do this arrangement for my front door!

And here is my very humble interpretation...



The base is kraft paper and I have added a layer of distressed Basic Grey paper. Underneath I added a little ecru trim from a set I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then added a rich red bow. The beauty of this? It came off of a soap and lotion set I bought for my bathroom! I snagged that and added it to my stash immediately! I then added some artificial leaves I found in a huge bag at my local dollar store for you guessed it... $1! The button is a wooden one I stained with a Copic marker (V04) taking pains to make it look rough. I pulled gold wire through it and wrapped it around a small pencil for added interest. The final touches inclu…

ODBDSLC86 Recipe Challenge - Ribbon, Lace & Glitter

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I love a good recipe! And today the challenge team is working with three essential card ingredients (especially at Christmas time).... Ribbon, Lace and Glitter...

And let me just tell ya alot of glitter managed to make it on my floor for this one...

For the snowflake I used 3 layers of the SB Create a Flake One plus a tiny negative star piece I had left from one of the original cuts. I applied glitter glue to each layer and dusted them with crystal coarse glitter. After letting them cure I adhered the layers together with dimensional glue dots. The final snowflake was placed on a Picot Edge Circle cut. I also used a paper crimper on the bottom layer of white card stock for some added interest! Thanks so much for reading and I pray you have a wonderful week!

Here's how to play...

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Frid…

In the meadow we will build a snowman...

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It's time to explore Cricut and since Thanksgiving is officially behind us I pulled out a snowman cut. I am using one of my favorite frosty cartridges Winter Woodland.

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Warm Wishes; Ink - Close to My Heart - Moonstruck; Die Cut - Cricut Winter Woodland; Pearl Flourish - Zva, Pearls; Lace; Paper Punch

Cricut Cuts

Snowman & Layers - Winter Woodland (page 31) 4 inches

Challenges

Mojo Monday 216

Giving Thanks

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For all my friends in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! I will be spending this one with my step-son's family. We are looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings, parades and maybe a football game or two! After the mess is gone many people will pull out the paper and start making their Friday shopping list. Of course many have already scoped out the online ads weeks ago!

There are so many things to be thankful for at the Ulrich home this year. And most certainly one of mine is the chance to spend time today with family and friends. We are all healthy and happy! What a blessing that is these times! I am thankful to live in a country where I can do what I love and say what I wish. There is no fear of persecution or retaliation for being a Christian. And most importantly, I am so thankful for my Lord who gave his life on Calvary for me.

What a blessing it is to work with such fine folks at Our Daily Bread Designs. Kelley and crew have such wonderful hearts! And…

Exploring Cricut - Let's Talk Turkey!

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away? Yikes! This year has flown by (no pun intended...) There are so many things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my family, wonderful career and I am thankful for you! I have met some wonderful folks while blogging the last few years. Your wonderful comments, support and prayers mean so much! Thank you for being you! I pray this Thanksgiving will find you surrounded by loved ones sharing and creating family memories!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Exploring Cricut has issued a challenge for us to talk turkey! The design team was asked to create a project using our favorite Cricut turkey. I started out creating "Tom" for a floral arrangement but decided he would serve my purposes better on a scrapbook page. After all, I plan on taking some Thanksgiving photos this year! Enjoy and don't forget to hop over to Exploring Cricut to link your creations! You just might win! Blessings...



Cricut Cuts

Turkey…

ODBDSLC85 - Bells or Baubles - A White Tie Christmas

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Welcome to another Shining the Light Challenge! This week we have been asked to use...

Bells, Baubles or anything hanging

And here is my entry for the week... With a couple of icy charms hanging from the top of the ornament...



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, November 25 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In o…

Stamping In Time (SNTODBD48)

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It's time to grab your adhesive, favorite designer papers and your trusty Our Daily Bread Design stamps! This week Betty has a wonderful challenge for us!

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD48)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is to create Christmas cards, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive you can think of to share with a Christmas theme!

Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

And now here is my creation for the week...



Ingredients

Papers - American Craft, Colorbok, Echo Park Season's Greetings by Lori Whitlock; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Dies - Spellbinders - 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Holly Motifs; Pearls

This card was really pretty easy to do. First I selected two nesting dies from the Heirloom Ornaments set. I centered the smallest one on my plai…

Time for some challenges... TSTR & SSIC

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Finally! I have some time to play! Sadly my challenge time has been limited of late. So this week I decided to get something done!

And here is my entry for the week...



Ingredients

Paper - Colorbok, Pineapple Paper (unknown manufacturer), Echo Park - Victoria Garden, ,My Mind's Eye - Honey Cake; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Give Thanks; Ink - Close to My Heart - Indian Corn Flower; Ranger Ink Distress Ink - Antique Linen (edges of designer paper); Paper Punches - Martha Stewart; Die - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Jute (braided); Mulberry Roses

Have to hop off of here as my computer is acting a little "weird..." Hope you have a wonderful week!

Challenges

The Shabby Tea Room #87 A Shabby Thanksgiving
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #115 Gratitude

ODBDSLC84 - Metallic

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Can you feel that chill in the air? We had our first hard freeze yesterday morning! When I peeked out the window it almost looked like snow! And this week's challenge will definitely put you in that holiday mood! We have been asked to use the following color combo...

We would like to see you use White and/or cream, silver and/or gold, and one or two other colors on your creation. You may include neutrals such as brown or black as well.

Now here's my take...



To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, November 18 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs imag…

Every Lady Needs Some Pearls

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Thanks so much for stopping by! It has been a wonderful week! In just a few, I will be enjoying an entire week of vacation. Usually, I spend the week of Thanksgiving in a dead run. And last year was no exception! Yet, when it was all said and done my beloved Christmas decorating had gone to the wayside. This year I will do better! And hopefully a week off will help me accomplish that goal!

There are so many things to do this time of year. Our home includes some special touches around the holidays. I always enjoy taking the items out of storage and reliving the memories that go with each one. Many of the ornaments for our tree were purchased on special vacations. It is so nice to relive being at the top of the Empire State Building, exploring the French Quarter of New Orleans or walking the beaches of Amelia Island, Florida. There are also ornaments that are special to John's sons including wooden ornaments they made as children and items that were on their family tre…

MOJO214

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Howdy folks! It's been a little while. I finally had a few moments to work on some long overdue projects. Please come back Friday and Saturday! Friday I will be posting a project for Exploring Cricut and Saturday we will hop into another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! Lot's of fun things happening so please stay tuned!

Today's project is for the monthly contest at Mojo Monday. I always love their sketches and this one was no different. I am enjoying the beauty of coordinating paper pads! I'm lovin' this new side of my creativity... Thanks so much for stopping in! Blessings...



Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Breeze; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage, Standard Circles Large, Spiral Blossom One, Classic Rectangles Large; Jute; Pearls, Pearl Flourish - Zva