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Exploring Cricut ~ Autumn

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Could it really be that time again? Well, I have witnessed some fog in the morning with a bit of briskness in the air... So that means Autumn will be sure to arrive with it's kaleidoscope of colors and aromas.
So today for my Exploring Cricut challenge, I embraced the season to come and pulled out two themed carts, Simply Scarecrow and Autumn Celebrations...

The designer paper is by Bo Bunny but I added a little more... I pulled out a new Stampendous stamp I picked up at Michaels and added some Autumn Words to the mix. I then used a Cuttlebug folder (Wicker Weave) to emboss and distressed the edges. And the cuts are as follows...
Carts
Autumn Celebrations - Acorn - 3 inches - Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Beige, Rust, Orange, Kraft Simply Scarecrow - Crow - 6.75 inches - black
I hand cut the banner but masked off the words I did not wish to stamp on the banner and then inked up the word Autumn before removing the tape. Place the stamp where desired and voila!
Thanks so much f…

ODBDSLC121 ~ You Leave Me In Stitches!

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!  (And this one will last 2 weeks!) 

This time we want to see stitches!
Faux or real...


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, September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoas…

Exploring Cricut - Back to School!

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we are creating for
Back To School (Primary & Secondary Colors, ex. red, blue, yellow, green...)

And here's my take for the week.  I created a tissue cover for one of my fellow DT member who happens to be a teacher. 


another view...

and we can't forget the glue...

Surprise Emily! I hope you like it!
Cricut Carts
Plantin' Schoolbook Makin' the Grade Locker Talk
Simply Charmed You can find the tutorial (including cuts and instructions) to create the base cover HERE at Splitcoast Stampers. 

For my base I used red card stock and cut the cover panels with black.  I wanted to mimic a chalkboard. 

Now for the Cricut cuts...

Makin' The Grade - 1.25 inches white CS - ABC & 123
Plantin' Schoolbook - 2.5 inches red, brown & green CS - Apple; 1.5 inches white CS - Miss Evertz
Simply Charmed - 4.25 inches red, blue, yellow, green & black- Crayons
Locker Talk - 3 inches - white & blue CS - Glue

M…

MOJO225 & SSIC154 ~ With Heartfelt Sympathy

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Blessings to you dear friends.  I must say this is the type of card I do not like to do.  Sympathy cards seem to be so hard for me.  I know that death is a going home celebration for those who die in Christ and the expressions of sympathy are simply for those left behind.  With my Mother's accident and subsequent surgery, the fragility of life has become very clear.  We are not promised tomorrow.  We must live as if it were our last moment on earth.  So today, I plan to hug my loved ones and tell them how much I care.  What a blessing that we awoke to celebrate another day of life!  Who can  you share God's love with today?  Hugs and blessings... Lori Created for this week's Mojo sketch and die cut challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ...

and the Mojo sketch...
Card Recipe Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - With Heartfelt Sympathy Papers - Glitz - French Kiss; Bo Bunny - Apple Cider; Simple Stories - Documented Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress I…

ODBDSLC120 ~ Sketch It!

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For the special Birthday Blog Hop celebrating Randi Barrett's 60th click HERE...
It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!

This week we have a sketch to stir up your creative juices!


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, August 26t…

A Very Special Birthday Blog Hop!

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Thanks for stopping in today!  If you arrived here via Julie's blog, you are in the right spot! Thanks for helping us celebrate our beloved Randi Barrett's birthday! I hope she is surprised!
When I first joined the challenge team a year or so back, Randi was one of the first to welcome me on board. If you haven't been blessed to get to know Randi, she is a true gem. She is the whole package... humor, grace, style and talent... She's got it all! Her encouragement and prayers have helped many of us over some rough patches! And to honor her on her special day, well what else could I use but the ODBD set, Randi's Song!
So Happy Birthday Randi!   I love ya!
The card winging it's way to Randi...

And because Randi is such a jewel I had to add some pearls and bling...

So here's a big cyber hug to ya Randi! Pray it is the best one yet!!!!
Now don't forget readers to hop over to the ODBD blog to complete the hop and leave Randi some birthday love! Thanks so …

Exploring Cricut ~ Merci!

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Welcome! What a wild few weeks it has been. With my mother's accident and subsequent surgery there has been little time for crafting. But so many people have been so very kind to pitch in and help me. So there is definitely no shortage of people this lovely thank you card can go to!
 For today's project I pulled out a new cart for me, French Manor, to capture a bit of elegance for Exploring Cricut.

Cricut Carts
French Manor George
Cricut Cuts
Heart - George (4.5 inches) - My Mind's Eye Traveler Paper Pad Eiffel Tower - French Manor (5.25 inches) - Bazzill Black CS Merci - French Manor (1.75 inches) - Bazzill Red CS Flourish (cut with Eiffel Tower) - French Manor (5.25 inches)- Bazzill Red CS Frame - French Manor (5.25 inches) - Bazzill Black CS
Instructions
1. Cut Black CS base 6 x 12 inches. Score at 6 inches and fold. 2. Cut slightly smaller red panel and adhere with dimensional foam. 3. Cut DP (MME) distress edges and ink with distress ink before placing. 4. Cut …

ODBD Alumni For the Love Of Single Images Hop

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' Alumni Team 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 ODBD Single Image Stamps! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for 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 lovely creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, August 29th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration usingFor the Love of ODBD Single Image Stamps!
If you arrived here from Grace's DELIGHTFUL blog you are in the right spot! If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.
This week I am working with a few lovely images including the Butterfly Corner



and Butterfly Single Image


to create this...


Now I will send you on your way to Our Da…

ODBDSLC120 ~ Technique Challenge

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

This week we want to see projects that feature the sponging technique!
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, August 19th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or a…

Exploring Cricut ~ Cricut Choice

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we are
Cricut Choice 2 Cricut Cuts + 1 Monogram = Fun! So show us your projects that Feature 2 Cuts and 1 Monogram!

I opted to create a lock tag, perfect for a little lady who is going back to school this week.  I used 2 cuts from Wrap it Up and 1 Monogram from Varsity.  How's it look?



Cricut Cuts
Wrap It Up - Tag (chipboard) - 5.5 inches; Apple (green, brown, red card stock) - 4.75 inches Varsity - Letter B (black and gold card stock) - 2.25 inches
Misc.
Inks - Ranger Distress Inks by Tim Holtz - Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap (edges of tag) Ribbons - Red/White Gingham; Black/White Gingham; Yellow Seam Binding
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to pop over to Exploring Cricut to see what the other Design Team Members have come up with!  Have a wonderful and blessed day!
Lori

IBSIC21 ~ What a Thrill!

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What a thrill!  Recently, Joanna Munster with Inspired by Stamping asked me to fill a guest design spot for a week.  After I pulled my jaw up off the floor, I happily accepted.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the fab lines of stamps and embellies she has please do.  They are so much fun to create with! 
So what is the challenge this week? Joanna wants to see pinks yellows and greens as shown is this week's inspiration photo....

And here's my interpretation also incorporating the weekly Mojo sketch...

And the sketch that inspired it...

What fun! Thanks Joanna for letting me have a chance to play along! Please visit Joanna's Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge blog for all the fun details! And thanks for stopping by!
Blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe
Stamps - Inspired by Stamping - Amazing Inspirations Paper - Bazzill; Paper Studio; Echo Park - This and That - Charming; Echo Park - This and That - Graceful; Pink Paislee - London Market; Lilybeedesign - Doub…

ODBDSLC118 ~ Scripture Challenge

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

use Scripture on your card or 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, August 12th at 8 p.m. EST.   If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gal…

MOJO252 & WAW39 ~ Angry Waves

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I am always amazed by the Biblical account of Jesus calling to Peter to join him while he walked on the angry waves. At first all went well, but then Peter began to sink in his own doubt. Jesus, realizing the frailty of Peter, reached out to grab him and rescued him from the sea.
This week, there were some angry waves at the Ulrich household. Sunday my fellows took off to Lynchburg, Virginia to move our youngest into his apartment at school. Monday evening my Mother decided to come stay with me. Her home is literally a few steps from mine. After arriving at my door she began to worry about her dog and we hopped on the golf cart to let Sara out. Sara was excited and refused to let my Mother get on the golf cart without her. Mom insisted on walking to my house. I began to turn the golf cart around and heard my Mother scream. Somehow Sara and one of my dogs had managed to knock my poor 75 year old Mother to the ground. And the worst part, I saw a grotesque and misshapen mes…

Dreaming in White

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Can you believe it is already August? In our area many schools will begin classes next week! YIKES! And our youngest will be heading back to Lynchburg in a few weeks to resume work on his Masters. Where did the summer go?
Even though Labor Day is bearing down on us, I still have a few weddings to attend.  I created the card shown above for a wedding in early September.
The base is 5 x 7 inches. I layered an embossed wicker panel (wrong side up). I liked the negative  better than the original... :-) I cut a slightly smaller white panel and used a Spellbinder die to cut/emboss a frame. I added this layer on top of the wicker embossed piece with dimensional foam. I added a pearl flourish and a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut slathered in coarse glitter. The blossom (Prima) was coated with coarse glitter as well before placement. A few Spellbinder foliage dies were strategically placed to add interest along with a CLD die cut butterfly. I chose Our Daily Bread Designs' D…

Exploring Cricut ~ Lori Had a Little Lamb

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Welcome to another fun Exploring Cricut post!  Today I am sharing a quick and easy Christmas card using one of Cricut's recent releases, A Quilted Christmas.  And everyone knows I am a sucker for a sheep image...

I cut my image at 4.5 inches and ran my white layer through my Xyron. I then slathered the sticky side with white flocking. Poor little sheep must be losing her wool since I can see a few "bald spots" on her rump. **snort**
I then cut two layers of holly, shaping the top layer with a stylus before adding with dimensional foam. A bit of holly berries are glued on top. I eliminated the bell cut from this image and glued on a gold jingle bell of my own. I decided my little sheep was a girl so she received a festive red hair bow!
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the Exploring Cricut site daily for fun projects. And be sure to check out our Disney Dreaming challenge! Blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe Dimensions - 6 x 6 inches
Cartridge -…

Our Daily Bread Designs' August Blog Hop ~ Book It!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs August Release Blog Hop!
I’m so excited about this month’s release! If you are a bibliophile like me, this release is just for you!  I am always in need of a frilly bookmark and this release allows me to create some beautiful gifts.  My entire family loves reading!  I see myself making these to place in those special gift requests.  :-)
If you arrived here from DEBI'S blog you are in the right spot! If not, head over to ODBD's Blog for a full link list.
The hop will run 8:00am Aug. 1 to 8:00pm EDT Aug. 2 . Winners will be announced Aug 3 . There will be SIX prizes of your choice of one set!!!   Hop to each link and leave a comment, then return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and answer the question there.  Check back at the ODBD Blog on Aug. 3 to see if YOU are one of the winners!
Now on to my creation…

This is actually a postcard format measuring 4.5 x 5.5 inches. My base is a rich orange with coordinating designer paper fr…