Tuesday, October 26, 2010

sparkly and bright...

Good morning all.  This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is called "Sparkly and Bright".  It seemed the perfect opportunity to post the first Christmas card of the year.  I made this one earlier this month and have been waiting for the perfect challenge to slide it into.  My snowflakes are embossed in silver on violet card stock then cut out with these super cool new dies that Our Daily Bread Designs sells to match many of their stamp sets.

Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Peace & Joy and matching dies
SU black, vintage violet, almost amethyst
versamark, versafine black stamp pads
silver and black embossing powder
silver ribbon

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

papertake sketch challenge...

Good morning all.  Sorry about the week off from posting.  Life has been a bit crazy around here.  Nothing new I know but I found myself a bit overwhelmed.  I have actually found time to stamp, just not time to post so I will try to play catchup this week and get them posted for you.  This mornings card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge.  Our challenge this week is another fabo sketch from our own Dawny P.  Why don't you join us and play along?
our sketch
our sponsor

Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Randi's Song
SU kraft, chocolate chip, old olive, cranberry crisp card stock
BG Papyrus
SU old olive, early espresso, close to cocoa
gold glimmer mist
brass brads

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Kelley!

If you are looking for the Papertake Weekly blog hop please scroll down one post.

Welcome to Kelley's, the owner and creator of Our Daily Bread Designs, birthday celebration.  The Breadsticks have gotten together once again to honor our fearless leader with a blog hop just for her.  So if you came from Angie's blog then you are in the right place, if you didn't you may want to pop over the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.

Grace thought it would be a great idea to make her some fresh samples with some of the older sets so I pulled out one of my all time favorites, "Keep My Lamp Burning".   Once again my card is fairly simple.  I masked the light house and added color by sponging.  I added a bit of ribbon and a bunch of black brads and just a pop of red to keep things interesting.

Now it is time to you to hop over to Julie's blog and check out what loveliness she has to share.  Then on to visit Chris and Sabrina.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning
Canvas background stamp
SU kraft, black, real red, crushed curry and white
BG Marrakech designer paper
Versafine black
SU soft sky, baja breeze, summer sun and more mustard classic ink pads
clear embossing powder
black brads and striped ribbon

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Papertake Weekly Challenge!

Welcome to the Papertake Weekly Challenge's third birthday blog hop!  I have been with the challenge team for just a bit over a year now and I am thrilled to be able to celebrate with them.  Hopefully you arrived here from Dawny's blog, if you didn't you might want to pop over to the Papertake Weekly challenge blog to get all the details and hop along with us.  Now before I get to all the prize info I want to let you know about this weeks challenge.  This week you get to choose any challenge from the last 3 years to play along with.  I choose the challenge from the last week in September of 2009, my first challenge as a permanent member of the team.  That weeks challenge was "Black and White, plus one".
Now some lucky person who leaves a comment on my blog is going to get to win this adorable stamp
 very generously provided by
a bit of info about them:
At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible. We hope you agree!
We are proud of the fact that all our products are made in England

Now hop on over to Katina's blog for the next stop on our blog hop.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Missing You
black, white and baja breeze card stock
SU designer paper
black brads and ribbon

Time with Debi: Pray

Hello everyone.  It is always a pleasure to take my turn at the "Time with" post on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and today is my day.  I decided to go for simple this time since usually I try to do something elaborate but I really needed a man card for a friend that is going through a tough time.  And the new Wood background stamp and Pray stamp set seemed to be a perfect choice to combine together to make a simple man card.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Wood Background and Pray from the Full of Grace collection
kraft, espresso brown and cranberry card stock
espresso, cocoa and kraft inks
Spare Parts screw head brads, wide grosgrain ribbon, sponge

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop...

Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs’ October Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Dawn Lusk's blog "Dawn a New Day", you are in the right place! If not you might want to go to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and start from there so you don’t miss anyone! 

There will be three extraordinary prizes this month: Two Prizes of one free set, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the entire OCTOBER BUNDLE!!! So be sure to complete the hop, and return to the ODBD Blog to leave a comment, telling us you:

1. Completed the hop
 2. Left comments for each designer (mention names of any you can’t leave one for) 
3. Answer the question posted there

The Hop will run Oct. 1 from 8am Eastern and end 8pm Eastern Oct. 2. The winners will be randomly selected from the commenters that complete the hop and answer the question on the ODBD Blog. Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Oct 3.

Now onto my card.  I am in a fallish kinda mood (you know what I mean, the leaves are turning beautifully and it is football every weekend) so the new set "Randi's Song" was absolutely the perfect set to express that.  I went for simple as usually, just a couple of pops of color to let the verse shine through.  For a something a little different both verses are actually stamped on some of the Basic Grey Pyrus designer paper, you know those pages in the back that are usually left over, one of those.  I just added a bit of sponging to soften them up a bit, then layered them on some more of the yummy pyrus paper.
Well enough blah, blah, blah about me because it is time for you to hop over to visit our fabulous guest designer for the next couple of months Marcelle Schauer's blog "Stamping Thyme".  Make sure you show her some love.

What I used:
SU cajun craze, early espresso card stock
Basic Grey Pyrus designer paper
SU early espresso, crumb cake, close to cocoa ink pad
SU vintage brad and stripped ribbon