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ODBDSLC82 Go Pink...

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Happy Saturday to you! It's time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. This week Chris has challenged us to think pink and encouragement for Breast Cancer Awareness. Your creation does not need to be related to breast cancer but it must be pink and an encouragement 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, November 4 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 c…

Exploring Cricut - Exploring Our Heritage

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I must confess scrapbooking has gone to the wayside for me. I am AT LEAST three years behind on photos. And honestly, I don't really want to know just HOW FAR BEHIND I am. It just might scare me! So when Diane asked me to join the Exploring Cricut team I promised myself I would do more pages. So counting Monday's post I now have 2 pages done! Whoo hoo!!! Now for most of you that is not a big deal but for me that is HUGE!!!! Praying I will get back in the groove again and get some of this stuff done...

Have you ever wondered why we do this? Hey, I'm preaching to the choir... OF COURSE you know why we do this!! I suspect, like me, you have had people say... "I don't have time for that stuff..."

Several years ago my last great aunt died. She was well in her 90's. She was the sole survivor of a large brood. She could tell stories about riding in a wagon (not station mind you) to town. She and her husband never had any children. And as the la…

Hope You Can Cling To... Breast Cancer Awareness with ODBD

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I am so excited to share this wonderful set from Our Daily Bread Designs, called Praying for a Cure. This month is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our Daily Bread Designs is a sponsor for the Splitcoaststampers second annual Hope You Can Cling To card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Make sure to check out the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forums to see other beautiful creations.

Our Daily Bread Designs will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of this new
stamp set sold during October to the American Cancer Society. This set will be available for sale at the Our Daily Bread Designs site.

In honor of this release, the team will showcasing this new stamp set!!

The "Breadsticks" listed below have created samples using the new"Praying for a Cure"set. Please visit each of the ladies below, leave a comment for each, and return to this post at the ODBD to let us know that you have visited them all. There will be three commenters s…

Exploring Cricut - Challenge #2

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Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut! Diane has asked us to create something using the Cricut Celebrations cartridge candy cut on page 111. Who would have thought candy could be tough??? lol... I elected to do a Christmas scrapbook page. This particular page celebrates the first Christmas we had our dear granddaughter, Gloria. She had arrived a few short weeks earlier from her home country, Guatemala. As you can tell from the photos she loves picture books almost as much as we love her!

So here's the project...



And a closeup of the candy...



I cut the candy at 4 3/4 inches tall (white for the candy itself and red or green for the blackout image). I placed the cut image on top of each blackout image. I then applied a tiny pop dot to the left over "inside" of each "candy" cut and placed it on top of the center, taking care to twist it so you could still see the blackout red or green backing. I then cut pieces of wax paper (yes, the kind from …

ODBDSLC81 - Geometric Shapes

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Happy Saturday and welcome to another fun and fab Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!

And the challenge is.... Geometric Shapes

Use at least 3 different shapes on your card (for example oval, rectangle, and square base).

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, October 29 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…

SNTODBD46, Faithfully Yours & a Blog Award...

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Happy Thursday! Whew! The week has flown by! I apologize for being so quiet this week. (Or maybe you prefer it that way... lol) I have been a little under the weather and working on the computer has been difficult!

So today I am popping in with two cards! The first is for this week's ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD46)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is all about cards with TAG! T= Thankful, A= Appreciation, G= Grateful. You can use an actual tag, create a card that is thankful, shows appreciation, or conveys gratefulness, or you can combine a tag with the themes. Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps! Please make sure to hop over to ODBD's blog to find Mr. Linky and used SNTODBD46 when using online galleries! And make sure to check out what the other Bread Sticks have created! Yummy!!!

Here's my card...


Card Re…

Burnished

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Today's card is an experiment! And it is late... Not always a good combination! lol I decided a few days ago to create something for a color challenge. Well in the "process" of creating, I fiddled with the card too much and missed the entry deadline... (big sigh)...

And I know there is a lesson I should take from this and while I ponder that, I will show you my card...



The flower is actually made up of 4 satin fabric circles cut with Spellbinders and burnished lightly over a tea light. It makes the edges turn up. (oh so cute) I cut two layers of gold netting using Spellbinders Blossoms Three and placed those underneath. And the very bottom layer... one of my lace collars... I took 8 segments of triangular lace and layered them on a brad to create the base for my flower. A few pearls in the center... a flourish on the DP and one of my favorite sayings from ODBD's recent release, The Good Seed. I'm thinking this would make a lovely yellow daffodil come…

ODBDSLC80 - Holiday with a twist...

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Drum roll please.... this week's challenge is... Holiday with a twist! The twist? You must create your own holiday project or card (Christmas or Thanksgiving) but it must use an ODBD stamp.

Rules...
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, October 21st at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

Remember, this challenge "requires" the use of ODBD holiday stamps. We will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, you must have your submission added to Mr. Linky by the October 21st. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC80. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

Here is my creation for thi…

Snow is falling at Exploring Cricut...

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful...

Ok... maybe I'm pushing it a little bit. But I couldn't resist pulling out one of my favorite Cricut cuts for this project... SNOWFLAKES!!! I love paper snow but the real stuff... YUCK! So today's project, created for Exploring Cricut, allows me to indulge myself in that desire for snow without the danger of frostbite...

Today's project...


1. Cut your snowflakes (white card stock) in multiples of four! The largest on this card is
3.75 inches. Then adhere each layer together until your snowflakes feel more like
chipboard. Let them cure!

2. When the layers have completely dried, coat each snowflake in glitter glue. Spritz
generously with coarse glitter. Shake excess off and let glitter set up.

3. Create a card base with a 6 x 12 inch piece of card stock.

4. Cut peach card stock 5 3/4 inch square. Distress edges with distressing tool and ink
generously with Distress Ink (…

Inaugural Challenge at Exploring Cricut

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Welcome dear friends to the very first challenge at the new blog, Exploring Cricut! I am so excited to be a member of this new team headed by my dear friend Diane. The team is excited to bring you creations focused on using those cartridges that sometime lanquish on the shelf. This week's challenge will focus on the Close To My Heart Cartridge, Art Philosophy. You will need to creative a project using Square 3 (page 43 of your manual) and a minimum of two flowers from this cartridge! Complete details may be found on our blog, Exploring Cricut. Don't forget to link your project there on Mr. Linky! And check out what the rest of the DT has created.

Here's my creation...



I created this project as a gift. The frame is a simple black one I purchased from my local retailer. I removed the glass and matting and then cut a 5 x 7 piece of card stock. I created a slightly smaller red card stock layer carefully distressing the edges with a distressing tool and ink before adh…

ODBDSLC79 - Make Your Own Embellishment

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Welcome to another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge! This time around the team has been asked to create our own embellishments. Think outside the box! Possible ideas include custom flowers, dyed ribbon, hat pins... let your imagination go wild!

And here is my creation for the week!


I created the flower with satin ribbon and added one of my custom lace collars below. Now I want to see what you can do!

Rules...
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, October 14th 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 cre…

Fruit, News & a Challenge...

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Today's card is for a challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. The ladies have asked participants to create something using a fruit theme! I must say that apples are one of my favs. There must be something to that old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It seems like when I eat apples regularly, I feel better!

My card is a z fold card. The inner panel has some lovely DP showcasing my fruit of choice. The outside features a Cricut cut with one of Our Daily Bread Designs recent releases, Apple Seeds, embossed in gold. I had to put a few black pearls on the corner to kinda mimic seeds. And if you look real close you will see the leaf is crinkled! I had to run it through the crimper... lol...

And here is my apple for the day...



And if you love your Cricut hang on to your stylus! I have been asked to join a fabbo new blog called Exploring Cricut! Each week the ladies will have a challenge for you! But not a traditional challenge! The blog name says it all! …

Love Each Other

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Yippee! It's Thursday and the weekend can't be far behind! Looking forward to going to Ohio this weekend to check out the Sauerkraut festival... Not sure what I will find but I hear there are a great deal of primitives and country items! Can't wait! And speaking of not being able to wait... don't forget ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge Saturday! We will have a blast this week!

Today's card is for Dawn over at Faithfully Yours. Make sure to check out her site with all the fabulous items she offers!



Card Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, My Mind's Eye - Rosy; Stamps - ODBD Scripture Collection 6; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Allegro; Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, Standard Circles Large; Seam Binding

MOJO209

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Yes, it is official! I have kicked off the Christmas crafting season at my house! This week's sketch at Mojo Monday provided the perfect catalyst to pull out some wintry stamps! I just love looking at snowflakes when they are isolated to paper and the weather outside is 70 degrees plus... :-P

Blessings and thanks for visiting...



Card Recipe

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Echo Park Season's Greeting Paper Pad; Stamps - ODBD - Fleur de Lis Border & Peace & Joy, Inks - Memento Rich Cocoa (sentiment and aging), Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye (aging edges); Cuttlebug Folder - Flurry; Spellbinders - Classic Rectangles Large, Create A Flake One; Pearls - Recollections; Ribbon - Offray; Edger Punch - EK Success

Felt Gardenia

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I love making my own embellishments! When I started scrappin' several years back you had to buy everything! And that got REALLY expensive! A few months ago I tried my hand at making flower embellies with tissue paper and spellbinders. I wasn't happy with the look. Last night, I decided to try cutting a square of felt with my Spellbinder Blossoms Three. I folded each section in quarters and then stitched them together with a blanket stitch. I adhered the 4 quarters on a paper punched circle. I then cut 4 more smaller blossoms and carefully stitched them on top. For the final touch, I popped on a large adhesive pearl I picked up at Michaels. It kinda looks like a gardenia! And it is so scrunchy! I think it will fit in a fat envelope nicely!

And here it is...



Thanks so much for reading and maybe I can get some time to film a tutorial if you like it! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Paper - Colorbok, My Mind's Eye - Rosy Paper Pad; Stamps - ODBD - The Living Bread; Ink - V…

Flowers Fade...

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Don't you just love fall? There's a crisp feeling in the air and the leaves are changing. And this process reminds me of the beautiful order in our world. The lush green leaves of summer must give way to a vibrant parade of colors before fading away. This process leads to winter. A time when the earth slumbers, renews and prepares for the emergence of spring! And we all know just how beautiful spring can be! Kinda makes me OK with snow... lol...

Seriously, when I put this card together I pulled out one of my favorite scriptures, Isaiah 40:8. Our very presence on this earth is just for a season. And even though like the leaves, our time on earth is limited, there are certain things that will always remain. Like the values, lessons and memories we pass on to our family and friends. The things we share with others does have an impact. And what better legacy could we leave than a love of and appreciation for the word of God? Blessings...



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MOJO208 - Round or Square?

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Happy Saturday! I finally made it home last night from my state SHRM conference. We had a great time! It is always fun catching up with all of my HR friends! I did bring back a mild respiratory issue and feel a little crummy. But I did manage to unpack and finish a card up I had on my desk! The ladies at Mojo Monday have given participants a round or square sketch challenge...


And my interpretation...


If you like this stamp, hop over and visit ODBD today! The ladies are hosting a blog hop to introduce you to the new October sets! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Card Details

Paper - Bazzill, Simple Stories Generations Paper Pad; Stamps - ODBD - Christmas Door; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Pearls - Zva; Dies - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Flowers; Pearls (centers)