Tuesday, November 30, 2010

blessings...

Hello all.  Late once again with my Papertake Weekly challenge post.  Lots of madness going on in Debi's crazy life with the holidays here but still wanted to share a little sneak peek of one of the Our Daily Bread Designs upcoming new releases with the fabulous sketch from Papertake Weekly's own Dawny P.
our sketch
our sponsor
What I used:
SU whisper white, early espresso
Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
SU early espresso stamp pad
Ranger weathered wood distress ink pad
Hobby Lobby trim
Spare Parts cooper brads

Thursday, November 25, 2010

is thankful for...

I hope you are having a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend all my friends here in the state.  Our Daily Bread Designs is having a little special to celebrate.
I have so much to be thankful for that a list (in no particular order, just how they popped into my head) is called for to celebrate the holiday:
1.  For my husband Jeff.  Though we are complete opposites he is still my best friend and my knight in shining armor, even after more then 25 years together.
2.  For my pack of wild children; birth, adopted and foster.  They are each so different but so wonderful.  I am grateful every day the God chose to put them in my life.
3.  For my family, even though we rarely agree on anything I know that you are always there for me and love me despite the fact that I went in a direction that you never expected.
4.  For my crazy house, that will never, ever be finished but is full of life and children running in and out at all hours of the day and night.
5. For the most fabulous friends in the entire world!  My girls locally that are always there for me, no matter what.  Who put up with the fact that I have to walk 5 miles a day when I am at the beach, who bake without nuts just for me, who listen always and are up for bacon at breakfast anytime.  For what my kids call my "imaginary friends" that live in my computer.  Some of whom I have actually managed to meet in real life.  Love you girls!
6.  For my church family,  I so appreciate you standing in for my family so far away.
7.  For my community.  I live in a small town, less then a mile from the high school I graduated from and there is something so comforting about being where you know exactly what to expect.
8.  For my job.  I LOVE my job.  Despite aching feet, a sore back and box bruises, crazy shoppers and weird hours, I still love my job.
9.  For having discovered a craft that I lets me express my creative side.  And the design teams that I am and have been a part of that encourage me to continue.  Specifically for Our Daily Bread Designs that not allows me to combine my love of the Lord with the creativity that fulfills me.
10.  And most important of all for a loving God who has a plan for me...

Now after all that blah, blah, blah how about a card?
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake background and Christmas Verses
SU whisper white, night of navy
Versafine black, Ranger weathered wood distress ink pad
sponge
Spellbinders label and oval
navy organdy ribbon

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

cut it out!

Good morning all.  Gearing up here for the holiday season.  Work is crazy, cause ya gotta love working retail at this time of year and I do!  But I have begun to except the fact that I will probably not be able to finish my Christmas cards, though I still keep hoping.  So I will do a couple here and a couple there for some special people.  This will be one of them.

Todays Papertake Weekly challenge is entitled "Cut it Out!"  Since Our Daily Bread Designs has this cool tag die that matches a couple of stamp sets I thought this challenge would be a great time to drag it out.  I paired it up with the Poinsettia Tag set and some fabulous Basic Grey designer paper.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Poinsettia Tag set and matching die
SU very vanilla, chocolate chip, real red cardstock
Basic Grey Jovial
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz distress ink
sponge
copic markers
SU polka dot ribbon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

autumn skies...

Good morning all!  Today's Papertake Weekly challenge is entitled "Autumn Skies" so drag out those lovely fall colors and play along with us!  Now I know I went super simple on this one but I just loved this new Basic Grey paper so much that I just wanted my card to be all about it.  The fall colors in it are just so yummy!  And I love, love, love fall colors!
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:
SU really rust, early espresso card stock
Basic Grey Pyrus designer paper
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
blue taffeta ribbon, charm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

for the guys...

Good morning all!  If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop please scroll down one post.

This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is for the guys.  Below is my guy card, now I love to make guy cards, probably because of all the guys in my life but I understand that it is a bit of a challenge for others.  But 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
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Full of Grace; Pray and Wood background
SU black, kraft, buckaroo blue card stock
BG Papyrus designer paper
versafine black and various distress inks
sponge
screwhead brads, hemp

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the November Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop.   If you arrived her from Connie's blog McStampin Dusk til Dawn then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in you may want to hop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.  If for some reason you get lost along the way there are also links to everyones blogs there.

Once again this month Kelley is providing some fabulous prizes, for all the details see the ODBD blog.  So make sure you finish the hop, leave some love on each of the design teams blog as well as answer the question on the ODBD blog before 8:00pm on November 2.

I have to tell you I am very excited about this months release.  We have 3 different tags set and a match die as well as two fabulous background stamps.  I did three different cards for you using two of the tags sets, the die and one of the backgrounds.  The first card uses the Mistletoe Tag set (and the matching die, of course) just simply layered on Basic Grey Jovial designer paper.
My second card uses the same exact sketch but instead of designer paper I used the Snowflake background stamp and ODBD Peace & Joy stamp set with its matching snowflake die.
And for my third card I once again used the same sketch and Basic Grey Jovial designer paper but this time used the Poinsettia Tag set once again with the matching die.
I hope I gave you some great ideas on how to use some of our new tag sets and the matching die.  Now you need to hop on over to visit Betty, our fabulous guest designer for this month.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs; Poinsettia Tag Set, Mistletoe Tag Set, Peace & Joy, Snowflake background and Tag die
SU whisper white, vintage violet, almost amethyst, basic gray
SU basic black, whisper white, real red, BG jovial
SU whisper white, early espresso, old olive, BG jovial
versamark, versafine black
clear and silver embossing powders
SU olive and red ribbons, Offray silver ribbon