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CDS ~ In a Java Minute ~

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Taking a few moments today to work with another fun digi set by Clearly Digital Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps.)  Hard to believe that 2013 is almost upon us!  Where did 2012 go?  And my goodness where did Christmas go?  It seemed like I blinked and it was gone! 

So if you are heading out to fight the returns line at the mall, grab a cup of java and enjoy this card from CDS' Java Minute set.  Thanks for visiting!  Until next time...  Blessings....
Card Recipe Stamps / Images - Java Minute Color
Ink / Markers - N/A
Paper / CS - The Paper Studio, Neenah Solar Crest, Bazzill
Accents / Tools - N/A

ODBDSLC136 ~ Anything Goes ~ A Two Week Challenge!

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
This week anything goes! 
(This challenge will be open for 2 weeks...)

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!! 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 nor 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, January 6th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or…

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ Season of Wonder ~

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Just a few more days until we celebrate the birth of our blessed Savior! Blessings to you this Christmas season! It is truly, a season of wonder.

Merry Christmas!
Card Recipe
Digital Image - Clearly Digital Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) - Season of Wonder Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Graceful Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large Misc. - Pearls by Recollections

MOJO272 & TSTR145 ~ God's Gift ~

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Good morning!  Hope this post finds everyone well.  I'm spending the next few days trying to get my house in order...  literally!  This holiday season has been a hectic one.  I decided a few months back I WOULD NOT stress so much about the holidays.  I think it has backfired unfortunately!  My nonchalance has proved chaotic...  lol... 
Normally we put up a live tree up the day after Thanksgiving.  Due to health issues and prior commitments I was unable to get my tree until December 5th.  My husband brought it in and placed it in the tree stand.  I however, had zero extra time...  so my poor tree remained in the stand until the next day before I gave a half hearted attempt at putting lights on it.  And when I say half hearted...  well...  it looked pretty sad...  lol...  So on December 12th, I FINALLY placed ornaments on my tree after rearranging the lights.  On December 19th I discovered TWO additional cardboard boxes full of ornaments ONLY after I wondered what had happened to ON…

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

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Happy Friday!  Can you believe there are only 4 more shopping days until Christmas?  Eeek!!!
Today I am popping in to show one final Christmas Cricut post.  I used Winter Woodland and Simply Charmed for my Exploring Cricut daily project.


The Cricut cuts you will need
2 cuts (white card stock) mittens (Simply Charmed pg. 65) - 5 inches 1 cut (pattern paper) mitten (Simply Charmed pg. 65) - 5 inches 1 cut (white card stock) mitten cuff (Simply Charmed pg. 65 - Layer 2) 5 inches 2 cuts (green card stock) holly (Winter Woodland pg. 42 - Shift) 2 inches
Other Items
Cotton Balls Liquid Glue ScorTape Kaisercraft - Red Rhinestone Gems Distress Ink - Ranger Pumice Stone (mitten edges)
1. Score back of white mitten (1 cut) at 1/4 inch. 2. Fold, add ScorTape and adhere to back of other card stock cut to create card. 3. Distress edges of DP mitten cut and white mitten cuff. 4. Adhere card stock mitten to base. Add mitten cuff. 5. Tear cotton balls, shape and glue to mitten cuff. 6. Fold and/or distres…

Let's Capture Those Sketches

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Today I'm sharing a couple of fun sketches.  Specifically, I have the pleasure of guest designing for Let's Capture Those Sketches.  Please hop over to their blog for complete challenge details including the link where you can  enter.  This challenge gives you not only a sketch to work with but an inspiration photo to incorporate in your work.  Sketch #44 and your Pinspired Colour Challenge photo....

and my interpretation... 

I tried to pull out some of the design elements from the photo...  black fixtures, stainless steel, pale green and even some Swiss dots to mimic the milk glass.  A bit of kraft paper peeks out as well...  I felt like it added a bit of brick and mortar to the look...
Now for Sketch #45...

The Pinspired Colour Challenge....

And my interpretation pulling out pink, green and white...

Well, now that you have looked at the sketches and inspiration photos, hop over to Let's Capture Those Sketches and get busy! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe #44
Stamps - Our Da…

ODBDSLC135 ~ Snowflakes ~

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!

This challenge is all about snowflakes!  Use designer paper, embellishments, images or sentiments that feature snowflakes!

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!! 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 nor 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, December 23rd at 8 p.m. EST. …

Exploring Cricut ~ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Welcome to another fun bi-weekly challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This time we are rejoicing that
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
We want to see your card, layout or paper craft incorporating your favorite Christmas idea!
For me that has to be treat boxes!  I love filling them with little treats and hanging them on our tree!  It is so fun to create cute packaging for simple gifts.  My "Santa" box came from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and Accent Essentials.
Cricut Cuts Buckle - Accent Essentials - 1.25 inches - pg. 78 (gold card stock) Box - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More - 5.75 inches - pg. 115 (red card stock) I scored all lines and put the box together with ScorTape.  I then cut a 1 inch strip of black card stock and adhered it to the box.  I placed the gold buckle on top and for added interest shredded some cotton balls.  I then glued them around the edges!  Super easy!  Now I just have to stuff if with some Hershey kisses!  Yum! Thanks for stopping by!   Do…

MOJO271 & TSTR144 ~ Winter's Night ~

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It is a cold winter's day as I write this post, both outside and in my heart.  The terrible events of Friday have chilled me to my very bone.  I have heard the word "evil" used repeatedly in the last 48 hours.  Scripture says...
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  Ephesians 6:12
This very card was on my craft table waiting to be photographed and blogged...
I created this card with a couple of challenges in mind including The Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday.  I opted to use some blossoms on this winter card to symbolize how God's spirit can warm even the darkest of nights.  No matter the depth of evil, God is there.  He can shine his warmth into the darkest of places.     There is a die cut panel nestled under the sentiment panel with a bit of ecru holly.  The stamps are by Our Daily Bread Designs and may be found …

Clearly Digital Stamps December Digi Release!

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Welcome to the December digital release for Clear Dollar Stamps!
This month, I am working with more fun and NEW images from Clearly Digital Stamps (by Clear Dollar Stamps). So let's hop in and take a look at these delightful images.

First of all there is a uber cute set called Animal Mania, chock full of barnyard friends and others...


The set even includes this cute snail. I flipped the image and then printed it on kraft and DP paper piecing my images together. I thought they were just the cutest little "love bugs." I intertwined their antennae and added a few paper punched hearts. AWWWWW....
And then there is the color Patchpal Angel set which includes some cute background papers...
I fussy cut this little girl adding a layer of gold tulle under the Spellbinder die. And if you look closely, you will find some Stickles on her wings and robe trim. Just darling!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the other DT members to see all of the exciting r…

RS41 ~ Love Was Born ~

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Good morning dear blogger friends!  Popping in today to share a card I created for this week's Retro Sketch.  I used one of Our Daily Bread Designs' recent release, Chickadee Ornament along with my new favorite Spellbinder set, Layered Poinsettia.  I just can't get enough of this paper flower!!!  This time I opted to go with a blue one...
The card...

using the Chickadee Ornament set...

based on Retro Sketch #41...

I just love using black and white DP with a splash of color! I spritzed the poinsettia with a bit of Glimmer mist for shimmer and added a rhinestone flourish behind the main panel. If you look closely, you will see I embossed the white panel with a swiss dots folder. Super cute! And I LOVE ODBD's Chickadee Ornament set! It is so versatile! I can pull these sentiments out to whip out some lovely cards! Well, thanks for stopping by and until next time... blessings...
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Chickadee Ornament Papers - Georgia Pacific, Ba…

ODBDSLC134 ~ NOEL Word Challenge ~

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
It's a word challenge.  Use the letters in N-O-E-L when creating your project!

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!! 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 nor 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, December 16th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoa…

MOJO270 ~ Wishing You a Heavenly Christmas ~

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Happy Sunday to you!  Stopping in to share a quick card featuring this week's Mojo sketch. 
Here's my card...

Using ODBD's Christmas Blessings set shown here...

Thanks for stopping by... until next time, hugs and blessings!
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings Ink - Versafine - Vintage Sepia Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Recollections Botanical Noel, My Mind's Eye Santa Claus, Bazzill Basics Paper Believe Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Layered Poinsettia Misc. - Ribbon, Flower Soft - Meadow, Pearl Flourish by Recollections, Jingle Bells by ArtMinds, Hemp Cord
Challenges
MOJO270

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ CiC65 Sketch ~

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Welcome to another CIC65Sketch!  

To see this week's Exploring Cricut project please click HERE.
Here is the CiC sketch we would like to see you utilize. Flip it or keep it just as is. Add an image or no image at all. We just want to see you be creative while still maintaining the integrity of the sketch. 


I modified the sketch (flipped it) and gave it a Christmas feel using Clearly Digital Stamps' November release, Christmas Card Sentiments. Here's my interpretation...

For complete challenge details please visit CDS's BLOG.
Thanks for visiting! And until next time... blessings...
Lori
Recipe
Stamps - Clearly Digital Stamps (by Clear Dollar Stamps)- Christmas Card Sentiments Papers - The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill, Simple Stories - Handmade Holiday Misc. - Jingle Bells - ArtMinds, Martha Stewart Crafts Paper Punch, Spellbinders Little Leaf Set, Hemp Cording

Exploring Cricut Daily Post ~ That Yellow Star ~

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Happy Friday and welcome to another fun project at Exploring Cricut!
Today, I created a simple Christmas card using a fun new cartridge for me, Create a Critter 2!  Any similarities between this yellow star and my favorite department store symbol are purely coincidental...  ;-) 



The card measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.  The base was made with white Bazzill card stock adding a layer of red and a final embossed Neenah Solar Crest layer.  I used my Cuttlebug folder, Snowflakes for embossing.  The star measures out to 3 inches while the sentiment is 2 inches.  I layered both the star and word happy with dimensional foam for some pop.  And the final touch?  Some strategically placed pearls...  Easy and fun...

Now on to some shopping...  lol...

Have a wonderful day!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Card Recipe

Cart - Create a Critter 2 - pg. 65
Paper - Bazzill, Neenah Solar Crest
Misc. - Recollections Pearls

ODBD Alumni Love of Designer's Favorite Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Designer Favorites! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for a full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, December 19th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs usingFor the Love of Designer Favorites!

If you arrived here from Deb's delightful blog you are in the right spot!
If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.

So which one is my favorite?  Well, that is a hard one.  Each set is like a child...  how can you love one more than another?  :-)  But there is one set, particularly this time of year I …

DS79 ~ God's Spirit ~

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Can you feel it?  Each and every day, Christmas inches closer.  And just like a little kid perusing the Sears & Roebuck Catalog, I'm dreaming of all the possibilities.  As I write, the tree is not up and the garland isn't strung.  And I dear friends have decided not to fret about that fact!  The greenery and baubles are just that... items to take up space and time...  I am going to enjoy the process!  I would venture to say SAVOR it!  For we are never promised tomorrow and Jesus expects us to give him our best each and every day.  

As I write this post, I am reminded of two lovely ladies in the crafting world that are losing their battles with cancer.  Losing is probably not the right word.  For I know each will be going home to meet their heavenly Father soon.  They have nothing to lose and everything to gain!  But for those that are left behind, the holidays often present a challenge...  an empty seat at the dinner table, an unopened gift under the tree and/or a flood of…

ODBDSLC133 ~ A sketch!

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!
We want to see projects that feature the following sketch...



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!! 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 nor 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 order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, December 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any ot…