Wednesday, July 21, 2010

playing in the dirt...

In celebration of SplitCoastStamper's 5th anniversary all the fan club members are invited to join the Dirty Girls and play with a series of challenges.  Now I have a little block about these challenges so I have never made it all the way through them, but this year I am determined.  This is my first card which I made for 2 of the challenges (Kitty747's lost and found and rsalamon's embrace the white space) as well as the Crazy 4 Challenges button challenge.  Nothing fancy here on this one, just a clean and simple card with some black twill tape that I saved from some packaging and a button out of my grandma's button box.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs; the Living Bread, Our Daily Bread
black and kraft card stock
Versafine black
Versamagic wheat chalk ink
various Tim Holtz distress inks
recycled from packaging black twill tape
button from my grandma's button box
clear embossing powder
hemp
sponge

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

cutie patootie...

Good morning all.  It is once again time for the Papertake Weekly challenge and this weeks challenge is anything cute!  Hence the title Cutie Patootie.  So go for it, grab your cutest image and play along with us.

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.
Steph

What I used:
Stamping Bella Lollipop
white and rose red card stock
Basic Grey Green at Heart designer paper
Momento black
Copic markers
jumbo brads
melon mambo polka dot ribbon

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

our daily bread...

Hello and thank you for visiting today.  It is time for me to share with you a little project I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.  I found this 7 Gypsys ATC frame on the clearance rack at my local craft store and knew right away what I wanted to do with it.  I could picture it with a scripture in each box.
After I brought it home I searched through my paper stash and found a piece os Prima "First Love" designer paper that I had purchased from Kelley at the Albany show.  I have been reluctant to use it because it was just to pretty to cut into.  I also found that I had a matching set of Prima chipboard letters, that I dirtied up so they would stand out a bit more.
After embossing all the verses, I added a bit of bling
then some black ribbon, brads and charm crosses as well as some sponging,
 glimmer mist and a bit of black speckling,
and some flowers that I cut out with my cricut and had assembled.



What I used:
Prima "First Love" from the Wink Collection

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

color throwdown 100th challenge celebration!

Welcome to the 100th Color Throwdown Celebration!  I was so pleased when the girls asked me to play along with them for their big celebration.  Today if you visit all the blogs (see the list below) you have the chance to win some amazing prizes that have been donated  by various companies.  My prize that I will be choosing a random winner for will be a $25 gift certificate from

You need to have commented on my blog before midnight on July 12th EST to qualify for the prize.  You also need to play along with the challenge to use Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Baja Breeze on a project and put a direct link in Mr Linky over on the Color Throwdown blog.  Now if you don't have the exact colors don't worry, just use the closest you have.

On my card I used Our Daily Bread Designs; Scripture Series 1 stamps set.  The verses in this set where selected from various verses submit by members of SplitCoastStampers that Kelley, the owner of ODBD, then made into this fabulous stamp set.  I went for simple on my card because I wanted the verse to shine through and I found that I had a bit of this lovely designer paper from Basic Grey Lemonade in my stash that had exactly the colors I was looking for, in it.

Make sure you have left a comment below then hop over and visit my Color Throwdown friends to see what loveliness they have created for your viewing.
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker
Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts
Carol Longacre - Our Little Inspirations
Deb Horst - Sendable Sentiments
Debi Southard - Debi's Crazy Life (you are here!)
Elise Durenberger - MamaCow Creations
Juliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky Fingers
Lisa Kind - Kind Creations
Makiko Jones - Makink Studios
Maria Gurnsey - Scraps By M
Pam Speidel - Stamping With Serendipity
Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
Teresa Kline - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

I also did this card for a couple of additional challenges.  The sketch is from Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge and the Stampin' Sister's in Christ challenge this week is to use red or blue and I used both.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 1
SU real red, baja breeze, certainly celery, whisper white card stock
Basic Grey Lemonade designer paper
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
Spellbinder's Nestabilities
SU regal rose wide grosgrain ribbon
WeRMemory Keepers snap

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

it's Papertake time again

Good morning all.  I hope all my US friends had a fabulous holiday weekend.  We spent ours camping with the family and now we are home trying to figure out how to stay cool.  Major heat wave going on here, so I hope you are managing to stay cool.

This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is once again a sketch challenge and Dawny P has provided us with another one of her wonderful sketches.
our sketch:
our sponsor this week is:

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's Izzy has a present
SU kraft, rich razzleberry, old olive and GP white card stock
Memento black
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
SU old olive wide grosgrain ribbon

are you ready for...

Tomorrow is the big day!  Are you ready?  Make sure you join us to play along.  For all the details click HERE.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs July blog hop...

Hello everyone! Welcome to our July Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Randi's blog you are in the right place, if not you really want to go back to the Our Daily Bread Design blog and start at the beginning.

Here in the USA, this is a big holiday weekend and we know many are busy with company and family events, so we're going to keep the hop real simple! There are no secret words to collect, no email to send to Grace... just a fun blog hop!

Here is what you have to do to be eligible to win one of the prizes:
  • Hop to each blog, leave a comment on each one.
  • Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment there telling us that you completed the hop and left everyone comments.
  • If for any reason you cannot leave a comment, please give us the name/s of the designers you were unable to leave comments for... and you'll still be qualified for the drawing.
Here's the fun part! There are THREE prizes of WINNER'S CHOICE ONE FREE SET, but they are hidden on three different designer's blogs! You won't know who has the prizes!

The Blog Hop will run from 8am Eastern on Thursday, July 1 through 8pm Eastern Friday July 2. At that time the three designers with the prizes will randomly select their winner from their commenters. They will check this post to be sure the person they draw has left their comment here, stating that they have completed the hop.... and then they will give me the name and the winners will be announced on Sat. the 3rd here on the ODBD Blog!

Now do you want to see what I have done with the new sets?  Yes well I kept it really simple this month but sometimes simple is good.  Life has been a little busy here with the end of the school year, camp and a death in our family so simple is about all I could manage.  I love this new set Bless this Home.  It was really fun to color and the main image is of a really nice size.  I used markers on this one but I am really looking forward to coloring this image with my colored pencils.

Now head on over to Lorelie's blog to see what loveliness she has created for you!

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Bless this Home
SU soft suede, baja breeze, GP white card stock
Basic Grey Max and Whiskers designer paper
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
markers
American Craft brads
SU soft suede polkadot ribbon