Tuesday, May 25, 2010

another boy birthday card...

Happy Tuesday everyone and because it is Tuesday you know that it is time to play along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is another super sketch by our own Dawny P.  This is a really fun sketch and I actually almost followed it exactly, I just left off the bit of ribbon because I was making a boy card.  So why don't you join us and play along?

our sketch:

our sponsor this week:

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.
Steph

What I used:
Stamping Bella Lollipop Ethan
GP white, SU basic black, riding hood red
Junkitz Extreme Boy designer paper
Memento black, Tim Holtz brushed corduroy
Prismacolor pencils
sponge

Monday, May 24, 2010

sneak peek...

Good morning all!  We had a lovely weekend here and I hope you did too.  All of my children were home for the weekend, what a rare treat!  I managed to make a card to play along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.  The challenge is to use distressing or sponging on your project.  I thought that was the perfect opportunity to give you all a little sneak peek of one of the Our Daily Bread Designs set "From Me to You" which will be released June 1st.  Isn't this a fabulous image?  Fuchsias are one of my favorite flowers and nearly every year have several baskets of them hanging from my porch.  So what do you think?
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs From Me to You
GP white, SU soft suede, always artichoke card stock
Versafine black, Tim Holtz brushed corduroy
clear embossing powder
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
sponge
SU soft suede polkadot ribbon
American Craft brads

Sunday, May 23, 2010

double trouble...

Hello all!  It is time for another Anyone for Anya? challenge and this weeks challenge is entitled "Double Trouble".  We are challenged to use two different images in our card.  I used both the images from the Greetings Farms, Oh Happy Day and colored them with Copic markers.  Why don't you join us and play along?
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.
Yvonne
What I used:
The Greetings Farm Oh Happy Day
GP white, SU chocolate chip, baja breeze card stock
Memento black, Tim Holtz brushed corduroy
sponge
Copic markers
American Craft ribbon and brads

Thursday, May 20, 2010

stamping in time with Betty, sketch...

Once again I am privileged to be able to make a sample for the Stamping in Time challenge with Betty Wright.  Her guest host this week is Silke Ledlow and she is challenging us with a sketch you will find below.  It is a high and low card or tall and thin.  Your choice!  However, it is not an A2 card or a square card sketch.  Good luck and have fun with it. 

I couldn't quite manage to make my card as long and tall as I would have like due to lack of way to cut an oval as long as I would have liked.  Guess what just got added my Nesties' wish list, ya you guessed right, the long oval.  This is a great sketch to highlight a piece of scripture with so I chose to use this verse from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2.

our sketch
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2
SU soft suede, baja breeze, kraft card stock
BoBunny designer paper
Versafine black
Tim Holtz brushed corduroy, vintage photo distress ink
Victoria cuttlebug embossing folder
sponge
clear embossing powder
Spellbinder oval Nestabitlity
American Craft mini brads

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

as you graduate...

I actually found some time for a bit of stamping.  After cruising through all the fabulous challenges online for this week I decide to combine todays SplitCoastStampers sketch challenge with the Color Throwdown.  This weeks sketch was a fairly simple one, and I thought that this image from Our Daily Bread Designs would be well suited for it, combined with the colors; Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  What do you think?

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs As You Graduate
GP white, SU melon mambo, baja breeze, pink pirouette card stock
SU ski slope (retired) designer paper
Versafine onyx black
SU baja breeze, pink pirouette
markers
clear embossing powder
sponge
Spellbinder label 10 Nestabilities
SU pink pirouette striped ribbon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

say it with flowers...

Good morning everyone.  The sponsor this week for the Papertake Weekly challenge, Wild Orchid Crafts provided all the team members with some lovely flowers, thus the title "Say It With Flowers" for our challenge this week.
our sponsor this week

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.
Steph

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs For the Graduate
SU very vanilla, chocolate chip card stock
BoBunny Mama-Razzi designer paper
SU chocolate chip classic ink
Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities labels #10
Wild Orchid flowers
American Craft brown satin ribbon


Sunday, May 16, 2010

don't be square...

Good morning all!  Hoping for a lovely warm Sunday here today after last weeks snow and crazy weather.  And since it is Sunday, it is time for another Anyone for Anya? challenge.  This weeks challenge is to not be square.  I am not very good at fancy fold cards so I went for a long card on this one, a very long card, it will fit in a #10 business envelope.  Why don't you play along?
our sponsor this week


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:
CCDesigns Seashell Trevor
GP white, SU baja breeze, basic black card stock
BoBunny mama-razzi designer paper
Memento black
Copic markers
American Craft white brads
SU wide black grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, May 15, 2010

hands...

Hello all.  Sorry for the going so long between posts.  I actually have a whole pile of stuff here on my desk to share with you but I just hadn't been able to post.  So I will try to make up for it in the next couple of day.

I made this card for the Christian Paper Crafts Bible Verse challenge.  The challenge this week is hands and I just happen to have the perfect image that was sitting here waiting ever so patiently for me to pull out, ODBD's "God's Hands".  The sepia colors for this card were inspired by the 7 Gypsies designer paper that I chose to use.  I love the warm glowing colors of the paper with the touches of black.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs God's Hands
SU really rust, basic black, very vanilla card stock
7 Gypsies gypsy market designer paper 6x6 pad
SU chocolate chip classic, Tim Holtz vintage photo and brushed corduroy
Tim Holtz Alterations; Scrollwork
Queen & Co chocolate delight pearls
SU wide black grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, May 6, 2010

a little something something...

Good morning all.  It is time for another Stamping in Time with Betty Challenge.  Once again I am privileged to be able to make a sample for the challenge.  This weeks challenge is another assignment challenge, we are to use any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and "A Little Something Something".  We are to use something "old", something "new" and something "received".  Other stuff can be used too of course but you need to tell us about these three! 

For my something "old" I dragged out some very, very old Stampin' Up! organdy ribbon and some old favorite colors of card stock Night of Navy and Certainly Celery.  I teamed them up with some "new" 7 Gypsies designer paper (well new to me anyway, I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago) and the May new release from ODBD For the Graduate.  My something "received" is this lovely little charm that was gifted to me by my sweet design team friend America.

Now several of the sticks have made samples for this challenge too so pop right over to their blogs and check out what they have done.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs For the Graduate
SU certainly celery, night of navy card stock
7 Gypsies Nottinghill designer paper
SU night of navy craft ink pad
Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink
clear embossing powder
oval Nesties
sponges
navy organdy ribbon
charm

Sunday, May 2, 2010

lots of layers...

If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs May blog hop please scroll down one post.

Good morning all.  Sorry about the late post this morning.  I worked late last night and slept in before running off to church this morning without finishing my blog post.  This weeks Anyone for Anya? challenge is entitled Lots of Layers and I crammed as many on this card as I could manage.
our sponsor this week:

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:
CCDesigns Mermaid
GP white, SU bermuda bay, bashful blue, almost amethyst
Heidi Grace Beyond the See designer paper
SU border edge punch
stickles
Copic markers
bermuda bay polkadot ribbon

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop...

Good morning all.  Welcome to the May Day Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop.  If you arrived here from Randi's blog A New Creation then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in from somewhere else you may want to go to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog to start at the beginning.  Grace has all the rules posted there, which you need to know and besides you don't want to miss any of the good stuff everyone has posted.  The hop will last from May 1st through the 3rd at 8:00 PM EST.  

In New England it used to be a custom that on May first, people would make "May Baskets" for neighbors and friends,filling them with flowers or other little gifts,and then go hang them on their doorknob, knock or ring the bell, and run and hide until they had found their basket. It was such a fun "giving" tradition! Some still carry on this tradition, and others are trying to revive it. So for our hop, we are going to collect flowers from each designer to fill our May basket!

For my card I stamped the bridge image from For the Graduate on white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers.  I added a touch of Flower Soft to accent the flowers.  Then layered it all on some lovely 7 Gypsies designer paper and added a navy organdy ribbon bow.  
Well it is time for you to hop along to check out what loveliness Julie Warner has to share with you on her blog "The Write Stuff".  But before you go here is the flower I am giving to you:
VIOLETS

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs For the Graduate
GP white, SU night of navy and creamy caramel
7 Gypsies Nottinghill designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
heather Flower Soft
American Craft navy organdy ribbon
navy eyelets