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WAW82 & MOJO295 ~ Proverbs 14:26 ~

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Good morning and welcome to another fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  Thank you to Pink Persimmon Stamps and Scripture by Design for sponsoring this week's challenge! I based this week's card on a sketch using coordinating DP by Bo Bunny...

I printed this week's scripture on a piece of DP and matted it with black card stock.  The central die is a quatrefoil die I received from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I didn't know there was such an interesting story behind quatrefoils and their connection to Christianity!  Super cool!  I added a die cut flourish and a spray of blossoms from my collection.  I elected to add a bit of paper punched greenery and a cream pearl flourish cut placed strategically for visual appeal.  I tucked a bit of paper punched paper behind the die as well for a bit of interest.  It …

Cardabilities 75 ~ Tranquility ~

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It's time to work on a sketch!  And I chose to go with this week's Cardabilities' Sketch.  I pulled out a few recent releases from Our Daily Bread Designs to showcase a nautical theme.
I chose to stamp my image with a sepia ink on a Kraft tag.  I added a fun border from Our Daily Bread Designs' new Cathedral Window and Border Die shown here... The image and sentiment come from Our Daily Bread Designs' Fishing and The Waves on the Sea sets.  I just love the manly feel of this one!  Thanks for stopping in!  Until next time...  blessings... Lori Card Recipe Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Paper - The Paper Studio, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Come Away With Me Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs Spellbinders Custom Die Cathedral Window and Border Die, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia Misc. - Baker's Twine Challenges Cardabilities Sketch 75 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ~

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Good morning and welcome to another fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  Thank you to V's Sweet Ideas for sponsoring this week's challenge! This has been a challenging week physically and emotionally at the Ulrich house.  Mr. Graves (Graves Disease) has kicked into high gear again and I am awaiting test results to determine the course of action.  I covet your continued prayers as we deal with this and decide what my physicians will do.  I know the Great Physician can heal anything as long as it is in His will....  My dear, sweet husband will be going through surgery as well in the coming month.  (We are just a mess...  lol...)  Please remember us both.   I do want to share a praise!  God allowed His most tender mercies this week.  I was physically unable to make anything...  frustrating to say the least!  My…

North Coast Creations May Release!

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Have you checked out North Coast Creations, the sister company of Our Daily Bread Designs yet? If you are into super cute critters , images and vintage stamps, NCC is the place to be.!!!!  We are very excited to share with you a new release today! The Design Team members (also affectionately known as "The Coasters")  have created some beautiful cards!  This month , to make the hop even more fun, we will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store for stamps just for commenting on our Design Team cards! You have until May 17, 2013 at 9:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers' blog posts.  Our 2 random winners will be announced on the North Coast Creations' blog on May 18, 2013.  For complete deets visit North Coast Creations' Blog. Here are a couple of cards I created using the new What's the Scoop    set.... Card # 2... and the adorable stamp set... I used a dimensional glaze for my second card to give my vanilla cone a…

WAW80 ~ Isaiah 40:29 ~

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Good morning and welcome to another fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details including this week's digital scripture image, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  Thank you to Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps  and Digi Darla's for sponsoring this week's challenge.  Here's a clean and simple card I created this week using a wonderfully uplifting verse from the book of Isaiah.  I struggle with simple cards and this particular verse gave me courage... I opted to go with a Kraft base, a light olive card stock and white distressed scripture base.  I printed this week's scripture directly on the white card stock panel and embellished it with a die cut branch and hand crafted dogwood blossom.  I think the scripture says it all, don't you?  Thanks for stopping in and until next time...  Blessings... Lori Card Recipe Stamps - Word Art Wednesday Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Vintage Ph…

MOJO292 ~ Happy Father's Day ~

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Happy Saturday morning to ya!  Mother's Day is almost upon us and I find myself creating Father's Day cards???  I wish I could say I'm ahead...  but the fact is... I'm not!!!  **sigh**  Today's card features the MOJO Monday  sketch and a new stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs .  The card has a decidedly masculine feel and I even tried my hand at a sailor's knot...  they are not nearly as complicated as they look!  Whew!!!  So here's the card...
and the stamp set, The Waves on the Sea
I chose a cream colored card stock for my base and added a layer of distressed Kraft.  The DPs are from a coordinating set...  (love when the paper takes the guess work out of it...)  I used Our Daily Bread Designs' Spellbinder custom die, Cathedral Window & Border Die  (the border die) to cover the seam between the two DPs.  A small Spellbinder die provided the circle die which I topped with a nautical charm and sailor's knot.  I placed the Kraft tag and other Kra…

Cardabilities #74 ~ Fishers of Men ~

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Welcome!  So very glad you chose to spend a few moments with me today!  The weather is a bit "damp" here in Kentucky but the scenery is "lush" as a result of God's blessings.  The rain has made for a beautiful spring in Kentucky!  This week the dogwoods are particularly beautiful!  And in honor of their appearance, I created a paper "dogwood" to add to my card design.  This card is based on a Cardabilities  sketch. 

I embossed the scripture sentiment with a gold embossing powder.  For this project I chose Our Daily Bread Designs' The Waves on the Sea.

and the sketch...  (I choose to flip it...)

Thanks as always for stopping by!  Blessings... Lori Card Recipe Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - The Waves on the Sea Paper - The Paper Studio - kraft, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Cosmo Cricket - Honky Tonk Ink - Versamark, Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo (dogwood) Punches - McGill Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Embossing Powder …

Word Art Wednesday #79 ~ Anything Goes ~

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Good morning and welcome to another fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday .  Check out the WAW site for all the details, how to link your creation AND info on our fabulous prizes!  Thank you to Fred, She Said and My Creative Classroom for sponsoring this week's challenge.    This week we are inspired by those wonderful and Godly women in our lives, whether they gave us life, mentored us spiritually or BOTH!  How many of you know some wonderful Proverbs' 31 ladies?  Let's hear it for the women who helped mold and shape us!!!  Here's my card featuring this week's verse, Proverbs 31:10...

I found this fabulous tutorial on how to create a sunburst pattern out of scraps at Operation Write Home.  This organization takes homemade cards and distributes them to soldiers who then send them to friends or family.  It's a wonderful cause!  If you have a chance to check them out please do!  Plus they have some awesome tutorials...    This tutorial is perfect fo…

QFTD163 ~ A Die With a View ~

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Today's card is for the weekly Queen For the Day challenge at Splitcoaststampers .  This week's featured stamper is Peggy, aka jasonw1.  For those of you who hang out at SCS, you are familiar with not only her beautiful work but her beautiful heart.  Peggy never fails to leave me words of encouragement and joy.  {{Big hugs Peggy}}} For the Queen...
featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' Cathedral Window Marble stamp ... and Spellbinder Custom Die for Our Daily Bread Designs, Cathedral Window & Border Die . I chose to emboss the stamped image this time with Pewter embossing powder before layering.  If you look closely, you will see a tiny bit of Diamond Stickles in the center of each "pane."  The entire image was layered on a base created with Spellbinders for a bit of added "frilliness."  A few pearls added here and there complement the look.  So what do you think?  I hope Queen Peggy likes it!  Thanks for stopping in!  Until next time... Blessings... Card Re…

MOJO291 & SGC68 ~ Your Path ~

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Finally!  Friday is here!  Woot woot!  I hope you and yours are looking forward to an awesome and relaxing weekend!  Things will be busy here at the Ulrich household.  I have several little chores to do Saturday and I hope to sneak off with my hubs for a little birthday lunch!  John is another year older today!  (Big wave honey!!!)  He is a wonderful blessing and I thank God each and every day for him. 
In the spirit of "manly" cards and a few challenges, I broke out the new Our Daily Bread Designs release, Fishing ...
and a photo of this fabulous set...  it is SO versatile...
I based this on the weekly MOJO Monday sketch using coordinating DPs, kraft and some white card stock.  Becca's Peg Bow Maker made easy work of the seam binding where I added a tiny sailboat charm (thanks to my dear friend Sabrina) with a bit of glue.  I double matted everything...  white and then kraft....  The base is a soft blue card stock...  The sketch...
Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you have …

ODBD's May Release and Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the May Release Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from the fabulous Audrey'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!  Here are the hop details: Hop will run from 8:00 am EDT May 1 to 8:00pm EDT May 2Winners will be announced May 3 on the ODBD BlogThere will be THREE prizes:  a $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store.  ****Must be redeemed within the month of May!To qualify to win, all you have to do is hop to each designer's blog, leave a comment, and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop, and if you had any difficulties along the way!  Here's my card featuring the Cathedral Window Marble stamp and Our Daily Bread Designs' exclusive Spellbinder Cathedral Window and Border Die set.  You can see the images immediately following my card...
Cathedral Window - Marble
Cathedral Window and Border Dies


I stamped the image on Copic compatible pa…

WAW78 & FS325 ~ Psalm 127:3 ~

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Good Wednesday morning to you and welcome to another fabulous Word Art Wednesday challenge!  For complete challenge deets including prizes and the FABULOUS scripture we are using this week click HERE .  It is always such a blessing to share God's Holy word.  With Mother's Day fast approaching this scripture takes on special meaning.  I am thankful for a Godly mother who raised me to be value God, country and family.  I love you Mom!!!  Here's my card this week using this week's Word Art Wednesday digi featuring Psalm 127:3...

I selected color with PUNCH! Yellow, red and mint green...  so fun to put together!  The design was based on a card by this week's featured stamper at Split Coast, Pattie G.  You can check out the challenge HERE .  Thanks for stopping by and until next week...  blessings... Lori Card Recipe Digi - Word Art Wednesday Papers - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage & Spiral Blossom One Misc. - Dew…