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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…