Tuesday, August 31, 2010

one...

Hello everyone.  It is Tuesday again and that means it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge!  Sorry I missed last weeks, I was having a super crazy week between my hubby making a trip to the hospital and our celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows.  If you are of a mind to pray my hubby sure could use some.  He is seeing a surgeon today about a chronic health issue and I am really hoping the surgeon has some answers for him.  Anyway enough chit chat from me, I know you want all the details on the PTW challenge and my card.  This weeks challenge is entitled "one".  For example I used one stamp, one ribbon, one brad, and one piece of designer paper (it is two sided and I used both sides).  Make sense?  Why don't you join us and play along?
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

For my card I use the Card Positioning System sketch of the week!

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Light from the Full of Grace Collection
SU whisper white and daffodil delight card stock
? designer paper from my stash
SU night of navy classic ink pad
daffodil delight satin ribbon
white jumbo brad

Monday, August 30, 2010

the Lord is my strength...

I managed to feel up some time yesterday to play around in my office with some of the August release from Our Daily Bread Designs that hadn't seen ink yet.  The Scripture Collections have always been some of my favorites and on this one I used a scripture from the first set.  It paired up so nicely with the new Flower Frames 2.  I stamped the verse in the frame then masked the center and sponged around the frame with wheat colored chalk ink.  I add a bit of color with some Copic markers as well.  For a finishing touch I added one fancy metal brad in the corner so that I could enter the card in this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.  

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Frames 2 and Scripture Collection 1
SU whisper white, basic black and ruby red card stock
more scraps of designer paper that have become anonymous over time
Versafine black
Versamagic wheat
clear embossing powder
Copic markers
SU designer brad
wide black grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

sweet sunday sketch...

I hope you are having a blessed Sunday!  I know I am.  Since I spent a large portion of the last week cleaning and cooking I didn't have to do either today so I spent the afternoon in my office stamping away.  I did this card for this weeks Sweet Sunday sketch.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs Harvest Blessings and the matching dies.  I can't begin to tell you how much I love these dies.  I love to cut things out and pop them up and these dies make even the most intricate image super quick and easy to cut out.  I stamped each of the flowers 6 times.  Once on the white with the greeting below and twice on the gold and brown and one more time on the green.  Each of them are embossed and then all the layers are cut out and reassembled.  

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Harvest Blessings and matching die
SU whisper white and chocolate chip card stock
Basic Grey Max and Whisker designer paper
Versafine black
clear ep
wavy edge punch
Spellbinders
narrow chocolate chip ribbon
brown jumbo brads

Friday, August 27, 2010

bellarific friday; show us your best...

It's week four of the Stamping Bella's search for a new design team member and this week we are challenged to show off our best stuff.  I think this card is certainly one of my best.  I love this king of the wild things image, probably because I have 3 boys and each of them have at one time or other been a bit of a wild thing.  I colored up my image with colored pencils and layered on some fabulous BoBunny designer paper.

What I used:
Stamping Bella, wild thing
SU whisper white, chocolate chip card stock
BoBunny polka dot designer paper
Momento black
Versamagic wheat
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
Spellbinders
wide brown grosgrain ribbon
brown brads

Thursday, August 26, 2010

mojo Thursday?

I've had a bit of a rough week and that may show a bit in this card.  Please over look any imperfections and concentrate on the fabulous Mojo Monday sketch and the yummy color combo here .  Doesn't it remind you of chocolate covered cherries?  Maybe that is just my stress level talking...

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Don't Worry
SU whisper white, cherry cobbler, chocolate chip
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market designer paper
Various Tim Holtz distress ink pads
sponges
wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon
brown brads

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

peacemakers...

I took a couple of minutes out of my crazy, insane week of cooking and cleaning for the hubby's and mine vow renewal this weekend.  Looks like we may have around 70 people, OH MY!  I banged out this card using Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Fall and the matching die

and the Lord Have Mercy sketch 
and the Color Throwdown color challenge.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Fall and matching die
SU pretty in pink, rose red, so saffron, pear pizzazz, basic black and just a tiny bit of chocolate chip card stock
Prisma designer paper
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
pear pizzazz ribbon

Friday, August 20, 2010

bellarific sketch...

I am playing along again this week with the Bellarific Friday challenge.  This weeks challenge was a sketch by Paulabella (whom I have stalked since we were both members of the first Elzybell design team) that I found a bit challenging but I managed to make it work.  I colored "cakey Watt" with my Copic markers instead of the usual Prismacolor pencils to match some Basic Grey designer Oliver paper.

What I used:
Stamping Bella cakey Watt
SU whisper white, basic black, cherry cobbler card stock
Basic Grey Oliver designer paper
Memento black
Copic markers
black brads, black grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

bless you and keep you...

Hello everyone.  Hope you had a great day.  Mine was super busy as usual but I managed to slip in a bit of playtime between loads of laundry this evening.  I managed to make a couple more cards as well as this one but since I am a meanie (or so my kids tell me) I am going to spread them out and make you wait.  I didn't do this card with any challenge in mind, a rarity I know, but I started with the sunflowers.  I had been playing around with the new dies from the Our Daily Bread Designs store that match this stamp set Happy Fall.  I have to tell you that these dies are super easy to use.  The are in two pieces.  One is a clear guide.  You place it over your colored image and line it up, then mark with a pencil in the little circle thingies.  You then remove the guide and place the die over the image lining it up with the pencils marks.  I then ran it though my Big Shot and it cut out these sunflowers perfectly.  I actually colored 9 flowers, cutting 6 out with the die.  I then trimmed off bits and layer them together to get even more depth to my flowers.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Fall and matching die
SU whisper white, early espresso, always artichoke card stock
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market designer paper
Versafine black and clear embossing powder
Memento black
Copic markers
brown brads

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

papetake sketch challenge...

Here is yet again another one of my quicky cards.  Seems to be the only kind I have time for so please bare with me on that.  Though I have today off from work so I may get a bit of playtime. That is after I deal with pesky little details, like the fact that my house looks like wild monkeys have been living in it and that my boys have no sneakers to wear to school, or at least not ones without holes in them.  Probably should pick up some school supplies too

Anyway on to the details of my quicky card.  Below is the fabulous sketch that is this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge.  I thought that Harvest Blessings from Our Daily Bread Designs would be perfect for this sketch especially since I now have the matching die too.  If  you have not seen these dies you so have to check them out.  I colored my image, lined up the die and ran it right through my machine and it detail cut my image wonderfully, enabling me to pop up my flowers.

Dawny P's fabulous 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.
Steph
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Harvest Blessings and matching die
SU whisper white, early espresso card stock
BoBunny polkadot designer paper
Memento black
SU soft sky and early espresso classic ink
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
soft yellow ribbon
sponge

Monday, August 16, 2010

in the light...

This is one of the cards I made the other day but haven't had time to post.  A super simple card that just relies on my favorite go to sketch and some absolutely yummy Prima designer paper.  I wanted to let the quote for Our Daily Bread Designs newest set "Light" be the focal point because I am sending this card to a family friend that graduated from high school this spring but I neglected to send her a card. 

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Light
SU pear pizzazz, certainly celery, cherry cobbler, whisper white card stock
Prima Watercolor Rainbow Collection; Whimsy designer paper
Spellbinders
white satin ribbon
antique brads

Friday, August 13, 2010

bling bella...

Good morning all.  I have several cards to share with you but no time to do more then share one this morning before work.  So you are just going to have to wait until the weekend to see them.  This mornings card is for this weeks Stamping Bella Bellarific challenge which is to bring on the bling!  No matter how I try I can't seem to photograph this card to show you all the glitter on this image so you are just going to have to take my word for it that this is a sparkly wonder.
What I used:
Stamping Bella Ketto and happy birthday
SU blue bayou, cajun craze, crumb cake, whisper white card stock
Sei designer paper (at least I think that is what it is, it was in my scrap pile)
SU Sizzix die
soft suede polka dot ribbon
glaze pen
glitter, lots of glitter

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue...

Good morning all.  I have been working feverishly on the invites to the hubby and mine's vow renewal (can you believe that we have been married nearly 25 years!!! and yes I really was a teenage bride) later this month.  Gotta get them in the mail this weekend so I decided to slide it into this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is "something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue".  I think I hit all for parts of the challenge in this one.  The celery green was chosen for my project because I happened to have 2 packages of it laying around for some strange reason, the embossing folder and navy ribbon are new, the heart charm was given to me by my friend America (so it isn't really borrowed but it was a gift) and the touches of blue are there.  Now you don't have to do all four to join use and play along so why don't you?

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 Flower Frames 2
Hampton Art Changes Everything
SU certainly celery, very vanilla, bashful blue card stock
bashful blue, early espresso ink pads
Spellbinders
Sizzix embossing folder
navy satin ribbon
double hearts charm (a gift from a friend)

Friday, August 6, 2010

bellarific friday...

It's FRIDAY and I actually managed to find some time to play along with this weeks Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday challenge.  The challenge this week is paper piecing, a technique I love but frequent forget about.  So little miss Charlotte Ketto's dress and handbag are paper pieced.  The rest of her is colored with colored pencils and a bit of Copic markers.

An extra added bonus for this month is that the design team is looking for a new sistah and I am controlling myself (well mostly anyway) and trying very hard to not jump up and down waving my hand yelling PICK ME, PICK ME!!!

What I used:
Stamping Bella Charlotte Ketto
SU pear pizzazz, early espresso, baja breeze card stock
GP white card stock
Basic Grey designer paper
Memento black, Versamagic wheat
Spellbinders
sponge
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
Copic markers for flesh-tones and shadows
glaze and glitter pens
dark brown ribbon

Thursday, August 5, 2010

as for me and my house...

Still getting caught up on posting the cards that I made last month.  On this one I used one of Nellie Snellen's new multi frames.  I love this oval frame, now I just need a plain oval that matches!
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Bless this Home
SU whisper white, marina mist, pear pizzazz card stock
Prima Watercolor Rainbow Collection; Whimsy
SU certainly celery, Versafine black
clear embossing powder
sponge
Su pear pizzazz ribbon
Nellie's multi frames

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the living bread...

You know how crazy my life can get, right?  Well I managed to fry my second hard drive in about 8 months.  No not on the same computer at least, the last one was the desk top, this one was the laptop.  Apparently it didn't appreciate traveling to Maryland with me for a lacrosse tournament in 105 degree weather.  I have to say I didn't really appreciate the heat either, though my second son Daniel rocked the tournament playing with the CNY Arrows.  They lost by one point in the finals (insert big sigh here) not bad, not bad at all.  So now I am trying to get caught up on all the stuff I should have posted but couldn't.

I made this card using Our Daily Bread Designs The Living Bread.  Nothing really fancy in the process, I completed it over a couple of days in which I probably tore it apart about 10 times but I am finally pleased with the end results.  Definitely a man card!
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs The Living Bread
SU very vanilla, chocolate chip, creamy caramel card stock
Karen Foster Design Harvest Wheat designer paper
SU creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip classic ink pads
mat pack and piercing tool
sponges
vintage brads and brass buckle
thin twill tape

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Our Daily Bread design's Aug 1 release blog hop! If you came from Randi's blog A New Creation you are in the right place, if not or if you get lost along the way or any links are broken, just return to the ODBD Blog for the full list of links! We hope you enjoy this months sets as much as we do!!!

This month Kelley is giving away THREE Gift Certificates of $15.00 toward stamps at the ODBD Store! To make it a little more fun ... the prizes are hidden on three different blogs and you won't know which ones, so be sure to leave a comment on each DT blog, because three blog owners will be choosing a winner from their commenters now through Aug 2, 8pm Eastern! So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop! Be sure to return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment there that you completed the hop and left comments for everyone, noting there if there were any you could not comment on. The hop will close at 8pm eastern tomorrow night (Aug 2). The winners will be announced Tues. on the ODBD Blog!


For my project I used the set Don't Worry.  I love the chicory flower in this set.  Chicory grows beside the road here and I love to see it mixed in with the Queens Anne lace and all the other wild flowers.  Frequently I see cabbage moths lighting on the wild flowers so I just a had to use this set to recreate that scene to best of my ability.  Now I colored my scene with my Prismacolor pencils, blending with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump.  I then added a layer of vellum over the top of my scene and stamped my verse, embossing it with clear embossing powder.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my project today. My blog is the end of the line so hop on over to the ODBD blog to leave your last comment.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Don't Worry
SU very vanilla, early espresso, old olive card stock
vellum
7 Gypsies; Gypsy Market designer paper
SU early espresso ink pad
Versafine black ink pad
Spellbinders
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
copper brads
lace ribbon
clear embossing powder