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ODBDSLC102 ~ Your Favorite ODBD Stamp Set!

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Happy Saturday All!! So glad you stopped by! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!!

This week’s challenge:

Today marks the last March Anniversary challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. Since we are celebrating the Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, why not end our Anniversary challenges with your favorite stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! We can’t wait to see your ODBD creations!!

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, April 6th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, April 7th. 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 t…

Exploring Cricut

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If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs Love of Easter Sets blog hop click HERE.

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut. Don't you just love when something unexpected happens? Well, maybe not when unannounced visitors show up and you are stuffing things under the couch... In this case I stopped at a Hobby Lobby recently and found this fun feather accessory in the ribbon aisle. The original intention for this product was a hair bow. But I knew I wanted to make a peacock and not just any peacock... a CRICUT peacock! A dear friend of mine has a birthday in a few weeks and I knew she would love the humor of this sentiment...

Here he is...



Cuts

Create A Critter - Body, Chest, Beak - pg. 70 - 5.5 inches (royal & white)
Heritage - Frame - pg. 25 - 1 inch (white)

Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill, Colorbok Pattern Pack - Rosewood
Stamp - Unknown
Embossing Powder - Stampendous
Watermark Ink - Versamark
Peacock Trim - The Ribbon Boutique

Thanks so much for stopping in! …

ODBD Alumni Team Love of Easter Sets 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 For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD blog for the full link list. One of the post 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, April 11th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced April 12th! So, get hopping and enjoy all the Easter inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets!

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

I decided to work with the Daffodil Tag Set pictured below...



And my project this week...



I used a simple ecru card stock base. I t…

Houndstooth and Mother's Day?

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Yes, tis true! I mixed a distinctly masculine print paper with a decidedly girly pattern and well... let's just say it is definitely different from my normal cards! Sometimes you have to just mix it up, right? Since it is my birthday... lol... I can do that right??? Seriously, it gave me a wonderful opportunity to use one of the new Spellbinder dies. Gotta love that!



I started out with a sketch and somehow... Let's just say it went a little haywire! lol... So here are all the details...

Paper - Paper Studio, Bazzill, Basic Grey Kissing Booth
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Mother's Day
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx
Dies - Sizzix - Elegant Flourishes, Spellbinders - Aster Flower Topper & Foliage
Accessories - Corduroy Brad - The Paper Studio


Thanks for stopping by! Stop back Thursday to see what the ODBD Alumi team will be up to! They have a wonderful hop planned! Until next time... Blessings!

Exploring Cricut Challenge #12 ~ It's a Spring Thing

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Diane's challenge this week..

Create any card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Spring using the colors pink, green, yellow, purple, blue and white!

And here's my interpretation...



I opted to do a simple page I can add a couple of photos to. I used several carts on this project including George and Plantin' Schoolbook. I had to knock the dust off of a few of them! lol...

Cuts

Clouds - Everyday Paper Dolls - 6.5 inches - pg 42
Easter - Designer's Calendar - 3 inches - pg 38
Butterfly - Kate's ABC's - 2.5 inches - pg 62
Grass - Plantin' Schoolbook - 2.5 inches - pg 69
Eggs - George - 2.5 inches - pg 114

Embossing Folders
Swiss Dots - Butterfly
Birds & Swirls & Victoria - Eggs

Products

Paper - Bazzill & Colorbok

Thanks for looking and don't forget to stop back Friday for another fun Cricut project! Until then... blessings...

MOJO223 ~ The Road Less Traveled

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Thanks for stopping in! If you are looking for my ODBD Shining the Light post click HERE...

This month has been a special anniversary month for Our Daily Bread Designs. During the anniversary release, the designers were given the opportunity to submit a quote, sentiment or scripture to be created into a stamp. My dear challenge teammate Rosemary Dennis selected a wonderful quote by Robert Frost. I thought it would lend itself to the most recent Mojo Monday sketch shown here.



And here is my interpretation using Rosemary's favorite quote...



I combined card stock (black, ecru and off white) with DP by My Mind's Eye. I stamped the sentiment and used a Spellbinder die to emboss and cut it. A few sprigs of greenery created with Cheery Lynn & Spellbinder dies add some light. The flower? A lovely gift from one of the other ODBD designers, Sabrina. Thanks again! Enjoy! Stop back in this week as I have a few Cricut posts to share plus more fun ODBD projects! Blessings...

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ODBDSLC101 ~ Silk or Faux Silk

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Happy Saturday All!! So glad you stopped by! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!!

This week’s challenge:

This month marks the third March Anniversary challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. One of the traditional gifts for a fourth anniversary is silk. This week’s challenge is to use silk or faux silk on your creation while using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. Angie created a fabulous tutorial on this wonderful technique you can find HERE. There is a tutorial on SC as well. If you would rather not do this technique you can use silk or silk ribbon. But check out the tutorial first. It is not only easy but fun! I promise!


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, March 30th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be c…

A Good Man - Faux Leather

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Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here! I wanted to share a card I created last week using ODBD's Father's Day set. I know Father's Day won't be here until June but when inspiration strikes... ya just gotta go with it!

Here's the final product...



The base is kraft card stock with a heavily distressed green matting. I embossed the brown card stock using a Sizzix folder. After dry embossing, I inked up my brayer with Versamark Watermark Ink and rolled it over the embossed paper. Once the raised pattern was inked, I sprinkled it all with clear embossing powder, shaking off all excess. I then used a heat gun to emboss those areas. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa on kraft paper and embossed with a Spellbinder die, inking all edges. A Cheery Lynn Designs die gives the illusion of foliage. I then cut three flower cuts from Chricut's Flower Shoppe cart. Each cut had four petals until I removed one and glued it together. Now I have flowe…

STV12MON9 ~ Goldenrod

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Welcome and thanks for stopping in! Are you ever guilty of letting a colored image languish on your desk? I mean well! I go into a coloring frenzy and put projects aside to work on "later." But unfortunately, later never comes! So today I have decided to stop the insanity! I pulled out an image from Gina K. Designs' Stately Flowers 2 and went to work!

I purchased this set since it includes the state weed **ahem, flower*** of Kentucky. Nothing makes this native Kentucky girl as happy as seeing a field of goldenrod **achoo** blooming in **achoo** August. WELL, maybe my allergies are not so happy! Anywho... Thought you might enjoy the project...



This project was super easy and fun to do! I was able to snap up some scraps from my stash, a pearl flourish and lace to pull it together. Thanks for visiting and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies

Stamps - Gina K. Designs - Stately Flowers 2
Paper - K & Company - Julianne Vintage; October Afternoon - Sasparilla
Ink…

The Glory of God - Part 2

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Thanks for stopping in! I must admit I love the new 4th Anniversary Release at ODBD! And I had to pop in and share another card I created using my favorite scripture selection, Psalm 19:1 from ODBD's new release, Scripture Collection 9...



If you haven't had a chance to check out Angie's faux silk technique click HERE. It is too fun! I found the green tissue paper in my stash of goodies. I love this technique so much, I found myself buying more tissue paper at our local dollar store. I think the little checkout fella was worried about me buying $15 dollars worth of tissue paper... lol...

I used the faux silk for two separate mat layers and then framed my scripture panel with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Oval die. I also used the lovely clover image from Simple Things lightly colored with Copics. A few pearls and a lovely spring card was ready to mail! Thanks for stopping in and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies
Stamps - Scripture Collection 9; Simple Thi…

The Glory of God

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Thanks so much for stopping in today! Be sure to grab a cuppa java and stay awhile!

This month Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates a big anniversary, 4 years in business! Kelley and crew have been such a blessing to me! I count myself very fortunate to be able to share God's word with so many people via ODBD's stamps on my projects. If you missed the fun, this past week ODBD had a huge anniversary release. And as in years past the design team was given the opportunity to submit not only favorite scripture but quotes and sentiments to be made into stamps! For my scripture I selected Psalm 19:1...



This is a clean and simple project for me. The base is white card stock with a black matting. I dusted a rainbow of chalks on with my finger and then added a spray sealant to secure. The sentiment (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black) was placed over the chalk. Make sure the sealant is completely dry or your image will bleed! I then used a corner rounder on alternate corners an…

SSIC131 & CPS157 ~ He is Risen

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks again to all of those who stopped by over the last few days to celebrate Our Daily Bread Designs' 4th Anniversary! I appreciate your feedback. In the coming days I will showcase a few more creations using the scripture I submitted as well as other design team selections! I will even have a clean and simple card coming this week! (I can't believe it myself... lol)...

Today I am playing along in a few challenges. I am also using some new supplies in my stash! I LOVE to do that! So here is today's sketch from Card Patterns...



And my interpretation using some new items I picked up recently from my Close to My Heart contact and good friend Emily.



Not sure how I feel about the coloring on little lambie but he was as close to a Khatahdin as I could get! The Stampin' Sisters in Christ ladies have issued a new challenge as well. They asked participants to do something related to spring. I thought the lamb image as well as Easter…

Our Daily Bread Designs 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design Team Edition Release Blog Hop!

If you got here from Suzanne's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure not to miss anyone! If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD! It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we create! If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store. This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also quotes and sentiment…

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

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If you are here for Our Daily Bread Designs Love of Backgrounds Hop click HERE.

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut. We will be having a little spaghetti get together in a few weeks so I took the opportunity to put some invites together.



I added some fun baker's twine to mimic spaghetti. Super cute! And here's the cut details...

Plate & Utensils - From My Kitchen - pg. 55 - 5.25 inches
Placemat - Elegant Edges - pg. 29 - 3 inches
Napkin - George - pg. 109 - 3 inches - scored and folded in half
You're Invited - Wild Card - pg. 37 - 7.5 inches

Supplies

Carts - Elegant Edges; From My Kitchen; George; Wild Card
Paper - Colorbok; Bazzill, Doodlebug
Accessories - Baker's Twine, Dimensional Foam


If you are a stamping fan don't forget to stop back by tomorrow. Our Daily Bread Designs will be releasing some fabulous new sets to celebrate their 4th anniversary! There will prizes, great projects and wonderful fellowship! Hope to see you then! Blessing…

ODBD Love of Backgrounds ~ Birch & Honeycomb

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love of Blog Hop. This is a big week at ODBD! Kelley and crew are celebrating their four year anniversary! We're having a great big party! To celebrate, the Alumni team along with some other designers are incorporating some items associated with 4th anniversaries.....colors of topaz or aqua, flowers, fruit, linen, silk, etc., along with ODBD Background Stamps into our projects.

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD Blog for the full link list. One of the posts is a 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 March 28th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced March 29th!

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

My…

DS42 & CLD19 ~ Faithful

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Happy Wednesday!

Today's project is something I put together with the following sketch in mind...



I also took the opportunity to incorporate some flourishes in for the new Cheery Lynn Designs challenge...



For this project I selected papers by Basic Grey (Kissing Booth) and Fancy Pants Designs (Winterland). Even though some of the papers have tiny snowflakes on them, I felt the colors lent themselves well to a spring challenge! The doily is a Wilton doily purchased from a local discount store. I distressed all of the edges and even crumpled up the bottom floral layer before adhering to a card stock base. A bit of white lace peeks out from behind the sentiment panel. The red DP was hand cut and placed with dimensional foam. I stamped the sentiment (ODBD's The Word of God) with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Both the flourish and rose are Cheery Lynn dies. A bit of Diamond Stickles top off the rose. Kinda fun! Roses AND snowflakes... lol... Have a wonderful day!

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Stamp…

ODBD Designers Flower Hunt Game

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We are celebrating the 4th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread designs!  All this week we have special events going on over on the ODBD Blog, so be sure to check them out!  Today we have something that we hope will be pure fun for all! One Dozen of the Bread Sticks have baked up a special game for you! We decided to shower ODBD with a bouquet of flowers, since flowers are one of the traditional gifts for a 4th anniversary. You will be collecting these flowers along the way, and creating a beautiful bouquet for Kelley and all of Our Daily Bread designs!

We each have created a special card or project using at least one of our own personal ALL TIME FAVORITE ODBD sets. SIX of us will also have a special blog button with a special flower on it! Look for it in the designer's side bars of their blogs.

To play the game:

Visit each designer listed below Leave a comment  Keep a list of each designer who has a special flower blog button.  Write down the designer's name and the nam…

Exploring Cricut Challenge #11 ~ Food Frenzy

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!

Diane's challenge this week..

Food Frenzy... Create a card, layout, or papercraft using any cricut cut of food. (This could include recipes, table decor or anything with food.) Let your imagination go wild!

My grandkids have been busy making mixes to give to family and friends. Somehow they layer stuff like flour, oats and nuts in a jar and when mixed with other ingredients and baked you have a wonderful treat. They gave me an assignment. They are making some sort of bread mix that requires apple butter and they wanted me to make a cute tag they could wrap around the jar. So I pulled out my Cricut and went to work. The base is a piece of 3 x 12 inch kraft card stock with a 2.5 x 12 inch strip of white layered on. I added an additional 3 x 3 kraft tab in the back for this jar so it would fasten. The key to this. You MUST use Scor Tape. It is the only thing I found that …

SC375 ~ Over the Fence

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Thanks so much for stopping in! I can't believe how quickly the weekend is passing me by. And as I write this, Daylight Savings Time looms... I REALLY dislike the idea of losing a hour of sleep. But those longer evenings sure do appeal to me!

Be sure to stop in this week and visit. This will be a very busy week here at Scrappin Saints. For my Cricut fans I will have two posts this week, Monday and Friday for Exploring Cricut. And Our Daily Bread Designs is celebrating their 4 year anniversary! There will be lots of fun things going on to celebrate! Be sure to check out ODBD's blog for a complete schedule. It's going to be a GREAT week!

Today I want to share a card I created for the weekly SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge...



I took the opportunity to use some fun new papers from October Afternoon and The Light of Life set from ODBD. Definitely a fun combo! Thanks for stopping in and until next time... Blessings...

Supplies
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Th…

ODBDSLC100 ~ Every Word

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Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This week’s challenge:

After all this is the month of March. So the challenge team wants to see Aqua or Topaz with your favorite scripture or quote!

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, March 23rd at 8 a.m. EST. (Yes, this is a two week challenge!) One random winner will be chosen and announced Saturday, March 24th. 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 d…

MOJO231, TSTR104 & CLD18 ~ The Storm

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Happy Thursday! I hope you and yours are doing well! Thought I would pop in to share a card I put together for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I also took the opportunity to play along at The Shabby Tea Room.

Here's the Mojo sketch...



And here's The Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo, Colorful Confections...



And here's my interpretation...



I created the base with some lovely bubblegum colored card stock and added a distressed layer of white Colorbok paper. I then added a layer of embossed Lily Bee Designs designer paper. The doily is a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs. I added a few pearls for added pizzazz. The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs set, The Sea. I stamped it on white card stock and cut it using ODBD's Tag die. The mossy green flourish is also a Cheery Lynn Designs die that I cut and placed behind a fun Prima rose. It's so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt! lol... Thanks so much for stopping in and until next time...

Blessings...

Supplies

Pape…

A CAS Card & Some Fun News!!

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Happy Monday! I have so many fun things to share with you!

Everyone wants to know if we have puppies. Yes, Dakota delivered her last puppy safely on Sunday morning. Momma and pups are doing fine!

I have to share a cute story. At 9AM that morning Dakota had blessed us with 10 little bundles of fur. She had not delivered a pup in several hours. John separates the pups into two “batches” to make it easier for Momma to nurse, taking care to rotate them out every 2 hours. This makes Momma frantic, so John placed the box of puppies in the other room of our basement. Dakota was contentedly nursing Batch number 2.

Now by this time, John had been up all night and decided he needed a little snack to make it through. He slipped upstairs, wolfed down a sandwich and a cup of coffee before returning to check on the new Mom. Naturally, he counts heads to make sure everyone is safe and NOT under Momma. (Since Saints are such a large breed, they can accidentally crush a puppy.)

One litt…

MOJO230, TSTR103 ~ Your Light

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Thank you so much for popping in to say hello! First of all my prayers go out to all those who suffered damages and in some cases even lost loved ones during Friday's tornado outbreaks. My family and I spent some tense moments in our basement that evening as multiple tornadoes were spotted in the area. It was the most terrifying experience I have ever gone through. The noise, the dark, the quiet was nothing short of amazing!

During this time we were awaiting the birth of puppies. Our basement is made up of two areas, a bonus/family room and a garage which we have converted into kennels for our brood. Dakota was so pitiful that night. I went out to check on her and she was literally shaking. Keep in mind that this big ball of fur came home with us at a tender 6 weeks of age. The first time we took her out in the yard to conduct her business, she promptly ran over to the fence and barked ferociously at the neighbor's massive bull! She has absolutely no fear. But things were ver…

ODBDSLC99 - Stamped Flowers

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Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This week’s challenge:

Since this month marks the FOURTH Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, all our challenges will focus on the Anniversary!!! Since one of the traditional gifts for the fourth anniversary is flowers. We would like to see flowers on your creations. Not just flower embellishments, but flower stamps! You must use Our Daily Bread Stamps to link your creation.

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, March 9th 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…

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

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Here comes the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today's project is for the daily post at Exploring Cricut. Today's project features three cartridges - Just Because Cards, Forever Young and Accent Essentials.

Month is a busy month for birthdays so I decided to get a jump on some cards.



Cricut Cuts

Forever Young - Flower - pg 71 - & Layer, & Layer - 2.75 in.
Accent Essentials - Flourish - pg 49 - & 1 flipped - 1.75 in.
Just Because Cards - Card Base - pg 36 - - 5.25 in

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, Lilybeedesigns - Head Over Heels Paper Pad
Stamp - ODBD - Birthday Blessings
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Pearl - Recollections

For You

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Good morning! Are you ready for spring yet? I sure am! And I find my creative thoughts turning to pinks, cabbage roses and lacy white doilies... Not a finer combo anywhere!!!

Today's card is definitely a shabby design. I even used some roughed up card board for matting! But oh, how fun that was!

And here it is...



The base is white card stock with a mat layer of plain card board that I tugged at one corner until I had two pieces. I then added some DP (K & Company) strips on top that had been distressed and inked. A strip of floral DP by Webster's Pages is nestled under a Wilton doily. The foliage is from a Cheery Lynn Designs die and is nestled under a bargain bin Jolee's flower find. Another CLD butterfly die is nestled at the bottom right above my sentiment. The sentiment (Verve's Great Friend set) was stamped in black. Very shabby, very fun and I was able to use some cool stamps I won recently at a Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thanks for visiting and…