Tuesday, December 21, 2010

early Christmas...

Christmas came just a little bit early for me this year.  The other day I received a great big box of happiness in the mail!  My brand new Spellbinder's Grand Caliber!  It is BIG! but oh so quiet and super easy to crank!
Since I needed to do my "Time with" post for Our Daily Bread Designs and my challenge card for the Papertake Weekly challenge, this weeks challenge is "Anything Goes", I decided that would be the perfect time to give the new machine a whirl.
I love that I can cut out several images at a time and that the machine is so easy to crank.  The plate sandwiches are super easy to put together, each one is color coded and labeled.  Now that I can cut out some of the jumbo Spellbinders, I will need to pick some up with my next order so that I can give those a try too!

 I am absolutely thrilled to share this simple little card with you that I created.  I chose the smaller ornament from the Our Daily Bread Designs Ornaments set and paired it up with the matching Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament dies and a verse from Christmas Blessing which I cut out using the Spellbinders Classic Ovals.  The ornament is stamped in Versafine black, embossed with clear embossing powder then colored with Copic markers.  I then added a touch of glimmer mist, which never shows well in the photograph but in real life is has a nice soft shimmer.  I layered the colored ornament on a larger layer of Heirloom diecut then layered that on my current favorite Christmas paper; Basic Grey's Jovial.
this weeks challenge sponsor 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
Angie
Lisa
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs: Ornaments and Christmas Blessings
GP white, SU basic black and riding hood red, Basic Grey Jovial
Versafine Black, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, iridescent gold glimmer mist

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

winter playtime...

Hello all!  Winter is on us with a vengeance here in Central New York.  A little over 10 days ago we had had no snow yet for the season, then we got blasted.  Four feet of snow in four days and it hasn't stopped for more then a day at a time since.  With snow totals someplace in the 60" region you can image that I have been a bit distracted.  So much extra time has been spent shoveling or driving or obsessing over having to drive in the snow that I haven't had much play time at all lately.  Since I had a short day at work today, and a stress free drive home courtesy of my hubby I thought I would indulge in a bit of crafty play time this evening.  I am super excited that I managed to actually get two cards done.  The first card I made using Our Daily Bread Designs Blessings and some lovely Basic Grey Curio designer paper.  I made it for the SplitCoastStampers sketch challenge and this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge.
 My second card uses Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Blessings and Basic Grey Jovial designer paper as well as a couple of my favorite Spellbinders dies.  I did this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge to make an encouraging card and for this weeks CPS sketch challenge though the sketch got a little twisted along the way.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs: Blessings and Christmas Blessings
SU riding hood red, chocolate chip, kraft, pear pizzazz, bermuda bay, confetti white
Versafine Black, various Ranger Distress inks for sponging
SU ribbon
sponges
Spare Parts red brads

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh!

For the Our Daily Bread Design New December Release Blog Hop please scroll down one post.

Happy Birthday Josh!  Most of you don't know Josh but he is an important part of Our Daily Bread Designs.   If you see them at a show he is the handsome young man working the register and charming the ladies but he is more then a pretty face.  Josh does a lot of the behind the scenes work at ODBD so we would all like to honor him with a birthday blog hop.  So if you came from Fran's blog Francie's Fancy then you are in the right place.  If not you may want to pop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog to start at the beginning.  Kelley is once again providing some fabulous prizes so come and play along with us.

Since I know that Keep My Lamp Burning is a favorite of Josh's so I couldn't resist pulling it out to make a card for him.
The next stop on your journey is the fabulous Sabrina's blog Butterfly Dreams...

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs; Keep My Lamp Burning and Dad
SU confetti white, riding hood red, basic black
scrap of designer paper of unknown origin
Versafine black, various Ranger distress ink pads
Copic marker
SU brass jumbo eyelets and vintage brads
black twill tape

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs December blog hop...

Good morning all!  Can you believe that it is December all ready?  Well it is, so it is time for the Our Daily Bread blog hop!  If you arrived here from Kathy Jones's blog Inspired to Stamp, then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in from somewhere else you may want to head over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.  If you find any broken links along the way you can head there to get back on track.

The hop will run through December 2nd at 8:00pm EST.  So make sure you stop at each of the team members blogs and leave a comment, then comment (and answer the question) on the ODBD blog to be eligible for one of the four fabulous prizes that Kelly is providing.

I am super excited that Our Daily Bread Designs has been chosen to partner with Spellbinders.  I love ODBD and Spellbinders and to have them working together is going to be amazing.  Here is what Kelley has to say about it:  Our Daily Bread designs is so proud and pleased to be chosen by the Spellbinders company as a Preferred Stamp Partner.  Our partnership with Spellbinders will be a blessing to the stamping community as well, as we expand our line to include  perfect match sentiments, Scriptures and images to Spellbinders products.  We look forward to a long and blessed partnership with such a fine product as Spellbinders.  For my project I absolutely had to use ODBD Ornament set along with Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die set.  I was inspired by the plaid BG Jovial designer paper as  I remember having a christmas dress as a little girl in a very similar plaid.  Using that as a base for my design I colored and sponged my embossed ornament, which I cut out with the Spellbinders die.  I stamped the poinsettia section of the ornament a couple of extra times, fussy cutting out the layers then reassembling it to give a bit of dimension to the flower. 
Now head on over to visit Randi Barrett's blog A New Creation and show her some love!

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Ornaments
and matching Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die
SU whisper white, real red, basic black
Basic Grey Jovial designer paper
Versafine black, Ranger antique linen distress ink pads
clear embossing powder
Copic markers
SU narrow black grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads
sponge
mustard distress stickles