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RS39 ~ More Christmas Blessings ~

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I must apologize in advance.  I KNOW this must be the gazillionth Christmas card I've done as of late.  But I just can't stop myself!  And even though my tree isn't up and my house remains almost entirely devoid of decorations (how did that happen?) I continue to crank out holiday cards.   (Maybe I need to stop creating cards and starting putting my tree up...) 
Here's another one based on last week's Retro Sketch...

using Our Daily Bread Design'sChristmas Blessings set...

and the sketch...

Another nontraditional color palette... kraft, blue and pink... Isn't it yummy? If you look closely one little corner of blue paper is peeking! Thinking that tree may not make it up for a while... ;-)
Until next time... blessings...
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment), Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressing) Paper - Bazzill, Carta Bella Beautiful Moments, My Mind's Eye All is Bright Die - …

DS78 ~ A Christmas Sketch ~

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Good morning!  We are officially mid week!  And before you know it, the first of December will be here!  That means new releases from Our Daily Bread Designs.  ***And they are DARLING!***  Can't wait for you to see the new items Kelley and company have in store...  So in the meantime, I have a wonderful classic ODBD set, Christmas Blessings to share along with a Deconstructed Sketch challenge...
Here's the card...

the Christmas Blessings set...

and the Deconstructed Sketch...

I actually pulled out my old Coluzzle for this project. I also used a Scor-Pal to score the lines on the DP. It gives it a bead board feel... I couldn't resist the gingham even though it isn't really traditional...  But why not mix it up a bit, right?   As always I hope you have a wonderful day and until next time... Blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Blessings Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Echo Park Very Merry Christmas Di…

ODBDSLC132 ~ Deck the Halls ~

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge! 
Its time to pull out those boxes of tinsel, garland and ornaments.  So while you are in the mood to decorate with beautiful ornaments...  we want to see projects that feature an
ornament or something that hangs!

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 …

Faith and Chalkboard Art

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Happy Cyber Monday!  Today vow NOT to visit online retailers and make Christmas cards instead!  You will save yourself some money PLUS get a jump on all of your card making!  ;-) 
I'm popping in today to share a fun card I made mimicking fun chalkboard art I found on Pinterest.  The goal...  to stamp miscellaneous images on black card stock and make it look like a chalkboard.  ***not as easy as it may sound...  lol***
Here's my finished product...

featuring Faith...


Fleur de Lis Borders...

and Seed Packet...

I cut a panel from plain black card stock (with ZERO texture) and used my X-Static (which helps with stray embossing powder) before stamping the first sentiment (Faith) with Versamark.  I added embossing powder, taking care to shake off the excess and return it to the container.  At this point, I DID NOT heat emboss.  Next, I stamped the Fleur de Lis image with my watermark ink and added embossing powder.  I then removed all the excess by shaking the panel over a plain piece of…

MOJO268 ~ Blessed is the Season ~

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Indeed it is!  Thanks so much for stopping by today dear friend.  I feel certain that your day has been a busy one and it makes me smile to know you chose to spend a bit of it with me.  Today we celebrate a milestone.  My dear Mother was able to return to church with us after a LONG recovery from her recent fall and surgery.  God has indeed been merciful and we celebrate this milestone in her recovery! 
I popped in to share a card based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch...

using Our Daily Bread Designs' November 2012 release, Chickadee Ornament...

A very clean design with a great deal of white space... (another outside of my comfort zone moment... lol) Thanks as always for stopping by! Blessings...
Lori
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Chickadee Ornament Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, My Mind's Eye Christmas Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Small & Layered Poinsettia Misc. - Ranger Stickles - Gold (ornament cap…

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ Christmas Blessings

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Thanksgiving is officially a memory!  We had a wonderful time this year enjoying one anothers company and reflecting on all of the blessings God has given us.  It amazes me to think just how fortunate I am!  And it humbles me to know just how little I deserve!  It is only through His grace that we have hope. 
So it is my sincere wish this holiday season to not get so caught up in the hustle and bustle.  My desire is to not only hear that small, still voice but to act upon it...  to remember my Savior is near.  For without that voice, I would be truly without hope.  Until next time...
Blessings....


Today's card features a plethora of lovely distressed and inked layers. If you look closely you will even see some paper piercing! (something I rarely do...) The poinsettia is a lovely die cut image by Spellbinders with a bit of watered down paint splattered on with my old tooth brush... kinda looks like those jingle bell poinsettias I so dearly love! :-)
Card Recipe
Stamps/Digita…

Exploring Cricut ~ Enjoy ~

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Happy Friday and welcome to another fun project for Exploring Cricut

For all of my friends who partake in Black Friday sales...  a nice reminder to slow down and relax a bit... Cartridges Graphically Speaking - Navy CS - 1 inch (page 57) Pack Your Bags - Light Blue, Pale Yellow, DP - 5 inches (page 70) Card Recipe (6x6) Paper - Bazzill, Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss DP Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (umbrella edges) Misc. Dimensional Foam  

ODBD Alumni Love of Gift Giving 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 Gift Giving! 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 creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, December 5th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs usingFor the Love of Gift Giving!

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

This time I created a few tags, perfect for Christmas packages.  I used ODBD's Perfect Gift


and Christmas Blessings sets.


And the menagerie of tags include both embossing and coloring...


Now I will send…

ODBDSLC131 ~ Thanksgiving or Christmas

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge!  It is a wonderful time of year!  We want to see projects that celebrate
Thanksgiving or Christmas!

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, November 25th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your cre…

Exploring Cricut ~ Count Your Blessings ~

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It's Monday again!  And that means it's time for another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut
There are so many things we have to be grateful for and today our design team takes a few moments to
Count our Blessings...
Here's my project using Autumn Celebrations and Thanksgiving...

Cricut Cuts
Autumn Celebrations - Turkey - 5 inches Thanksgiving - Harvest Blessings - 4.25 inches
Card Recipe
Papers - Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Simple Stories - Harvest Home Ink - Pumice Stone Misc. - Paper Piercer
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week! Blessings...

MOJO267, TSTR140 & WAW54 ~ Pastel Christmas ~

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Happy Friday!  The weekend is almost here!  This weekend will be a busy one at the Ulrich household!  With Thanksgiving coming up, I will be shopping, cleaning and trying to cook some items in advance.  Sound familiar?  I am so very thankful for the many blessings I have received this year.  As many of you know, my mom fell this summer and suffered a broken ankle.  It was a nasty break.  Wednesday, she finally was able to leave her boot behind and walk with the aid of a walker!  Praise God!  I am so very thankful to see her mobile again and healthy! 
The last few weeks I have been working on Christmas cards and I have a nontraditional one to share today...  pastels...  What do you think?



And the Our Daily Bread Designs set I used... Christmas Door...


Love the pink, blue and white combo! I may have to try that one again! Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time... blessings...
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Christmas Door Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - …

Clear Dollar Stamps November Digital Release

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Welcome to the November 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.
Everyone needs a little chocolate in their life! And for this confessed chocolate addict the set called Chocoholic is just the ticket...  Is it the golden ticket??  :-)

Hard to believe that Christmas is almost here!  And with the number of Christmas cards I need to make, it can be a little, shall I say "stressful?" So when I saw this colored/non-colored set, Simple Gifts, I knew this would make card making a breeze...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the other DT members to see all of the exciting releases this month! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Team

Jerusha Borden - Digi Design Team Coordinator
Barb Gmitro Best *** Candy Fosta *** Cassie Trask *** Kathy Dunnegan *** Laurie Wilson ***…

ODBDSLC130 ~ Silver or Gold

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It is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge...
You can't go wrong with Christmas classics like...

Silver or Gold!
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, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stamper…

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ Happy Rainbow

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this Sunday finds you well!  I want to share a digital image I been working with called Happy Rainbow.  I used this one along with this week's Deconstructed Sketch...
I had a couple of old paint chips hanging around and decided to incorporate them into my design. Don't you just love being able to repurpose stuff? Thanks for popping in and don't forget to stop back by Tuesday for Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge. I'm also still working on the ornament tutorial... I can't seem to get it photographed/recorded to suit me... Hubs says I'm too picky... lol... So hang in there! I hope to have it up and ready for you soon! Until next time...
Blessings...
Card Recipe
Stamps/Image - Happy Rainbow Paper/CS - Bazzill, Glitz Vintage Blue Ink/Markers - Memento Summer Sky (clouds) Accents/Tools - Paint Swatches, Paper Edger Fiskars, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Ribbon
Chall…

Exploring Cricut ~ A Christmas Notecard ~

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Happy Friday and welcome to another fun project for Exploring Cricut!

I realize that Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but in order to get an adequate number of Christmas cards done...  I have to start EARLY!  Today's project is a simple note card using one of my new favorite cartridges, A Quilted Christmas.

This cart has a TON of card base ideas! I opted to used the card base shown on page 74 cut at 5 inches (red CS). I then cut the shadow in white. The reindeer may be found on page 64. There is another standing fellow but I kinda like this leaping guy... He is cut at 4.5 inches using the Deer2, Layer 3 and assorted accessory cuts. I added a bit of dimensional foam to make him pop off the page and a rhinestone flourish bit leftover from another project. Super easy!
Thanks as always for stopping by and until next time... blessings...
Lori
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Cricut A Quilted Christmas
Card Recipe
Paper - Bazzill & Georgia Pacific Flourish - Recollections

ODBD Alumni For the Love of Family 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 Family! 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 creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, November 21st at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs usingFor the Love of Family!

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

Here's my creation using ODBD's Father's Day set...

And the set...
A great deal of kraft and distressed elements... This set is perfect to create those "manly" cards you might need!
Now I will…

ODBDSLC129 ~ WInter White

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


and this month we welcome a fabulous guest team member, Barbara Pace!

And this week's challenge???

Winter is on it's way... 

So we want to see your white 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!! 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 …

Exploring Cricut ~ Saluting Our Veterans ~

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! This rotation we want to honor our veterans!

After all, Veteran's Day is quickly approaching and there is no more deserving group to celebrate!  For today's project I used Alphalicous cuts (3 inches - Thank You) and Autumn Celebrations (5 inches - Bugle Boy).
I chose to create a Marine in Summer dress whites. I am a bit prejudiced as my Dad was a Marine serving during the Korean conflict. Even though my Dad passed away several years ago, I know a gentleman who will love this card! Make sure to thank a veteran on November 11th! And thank them for the blessings of living in a free country!  Many paid the ultimate price.  Hugs...
Lori
Thanks Dad! I love and miss you.


Card Recipe
Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific Cartridges - Cricut Alphalicious & Autumn Celebrations

CDS ~ Times of Trial ~

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Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card I created with digital images from Clearly Digital Stamps.  I printed a script circle (Leaves) on white card stock and modified the ink color before printing.  I cut/embossed the circle and added a die cut maple leaf in the center for interest.  I'm hoping to add a few more clean and simple cards to my stash as the holidays approach.  Pretty soon it will be time to gear up for Christmas cards!  ACK!!!  Let me just start hyperventilating now!  :-) 
And here's my card of encouragement celebrating the textures and colors of fall...

Hope you and yours are having a wonderful day! Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow and Friday for Exploring Cricut projects. Tuesday I will have a new Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge to share. Plus Thursday, the Alumni team at ODBD will be hosting another blog hop! And if all goes well, I hope to share a fun tutorial this week featuring floor wax AND a stam…

Our Daily Bread Designs November Release Blog Hop!

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Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Silke’s blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don’t miss a thing!
The hop will run from 8am EDT Nov 1 until 8pm EDT Nov 2.  Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog November 3rd.   Three blessed hoppers will win their choice of one free set, and 1 hopper will win the entire Nov. Bread Basket Bundle!!! Simply hop to each stop, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and let us know if you had any problems along the way! That’s it! Blessings!!!
For today's hop I selected the Chickadee Ornament set shown below...

For my project, I created a Christmas ornament and coordinating gift box.

For the ornament, I stamped the image on white tissue paper and colored it with pencils. After lightly coating a clear ornament with liquid floor wax, I placed the trimmed image inside the ornament.  (It …