Monday, January 31, 2011

sneak peek...

Good morning all!  Are you ready for an Our Daily Bread Designs sneak peek?  My card below that I made for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the SplitCoastStampers Clean and Simple challenge uses both the Stone Fish single stamp and the He Shall Be Called background stamp.  So what do you think?  Fabulous aren't they?
What I used:
SU kraft, espresso, vanilla card stock
SU espresso ink, Versafine black, Ranger distress ink antique linen and brushed corduroy ink pads
sponge, clear embossing powder, hemp

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

your love...

Good morning all!  It is Tuesday morning here so that means it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge another fabulous sketch from our own Dawny P.  Why don't you join us and play along?
our 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.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Faith
SU very vanilla, early espresso, cherry cobbler
Basic Grey Curio
Versafine black, Ranger brushed corduroy
clear embossing powder, sponge, recycled ribbon
Spellbinders and Grand Caliber die cut machine
Copic markers

Monday, January 24, 2011

faith is the light...

I am finishing up some half done projects that I started earlier this month and never quite managed to complete.  I have to say that this super simple card turned out exactly how I pictured it.  This is just what I wanted to do with this stamp set (Our Daily Bread Designs; Butterfly Corner) the first time I laid eyes on it. I had planned on adding a die cut butterfly on top but I think I will leave it just as it is.  I know it is simple but I kinda like it that way...
What I used:
GP white, SU basic black and marigold morning 
Memento black, Versafine black, Versamagic night sky chalk ink
clear embossing powder
SU black brads and grosgrain ribbon
sponge
Copic markers

back to work...

Good morning all.  It is a bright super cold morning here in central NY.  My sinus headache has finally retreated enough for me to head to my office and finish up some projects I have been working on for the last week or two.  I started this one last Wednesday for the SCS sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge.  I could not manage to get the center panel correct for anything.  This is my third (and final!) attempt at getting it all to work together.  For my card I used Our Daily Bread Designs January stamp set "Faith" and some of the lovely BG Curio designer paper.  I thought the two were the perfect combination for both the sketch and the soft color combination.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Faith
SU crumb cake, pear pizzazz, blushing bride, early espresso
Versafine black ink pad
SU crumb cake, pear pizzazz ink pad
clear embossing powder
Sizzix embossing folder
sponge
dark brown satin ribbon

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ribbons and pearls...

Good morning all.  Sorry to have been neglecting you again.  I have spent a huge amount of the last 3 weeks sick.  Sort of one thing after another, likely thanks to a sinus infection, but hopefully we have it under control now and I will soon start to feel better.

Well enough boring chit chat what you stopped in for today is the Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is "ribbons and pearls".  So grab your pretties and play along with us.
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
Angie
Lisa
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Full of Grace; Faith, single butterfly and matching die
SU rose red, very vanilla, chocolate chip
K&Company Jubilee Brown Butterfly designer paper
Versafine black
clear embossing powder
Grand Caliber machine
Prima pearls
brown satin ribbon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

anything goes...

Good morning all.  It is the first Tuesday morning of the new year and time for the Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is an easy one, "Anything Goes" with an optional challenge to add a bit of lace.

Now I got out my new Grand Caliber again to make this card.  I gotta say that it is one of the easiest machines to use.  No doubt about what plates to use, they are all labelled really clearly.  I zipped my circle, the butterfly and the scalloped layer all through at the same time, EASY.  I also used the ODBD butterfly background embossing plate on the small celery square (tho you can't really see it).
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
Angie
Lisa

What I used:
SU certainly celery, buckaroo blue, chocolate chip, very vanilla
Basic Grey Marjolaine
Versafine black, SU crumb cake
clear embossing powder
SU lace ribbon
Spare Parts brown brads
Spellbinders large classic circles, scalloped circle, Grand Calibler

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs January blog hop...

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the January Our Daily Bread Designs new release "Taking a Leap of Faith" blog hop!  If you arrived here from Grace's blog "Th-INK-ing of You" you are in the right place. If you just popped in you really want to go to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.  Our hop will run thru January 2nd at 8:00pm so make sure you get through the hop and post on the ODBD blog before then.  Kelley is providing 5 fabulous prizes that are hidden on various blogs through out the hop, so make sure you comment on each one then go back and answer the question "What are your New Years resolutions or steps of faith you plan to take in 2011?" on the ODBD blog.

My card is a good reminder to me.  I need to learn to rely more on faith and spend less time worrying.  I am by nature a planner.  I make lists, I make plans, I set goals and I worry BUT I need to remember who is in control...
Now it is time for you to hop over to Becca's blog Amazing Paper Grace and see what gorgeousness she has created!

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Full of Grace; Faith, Butterfly Corner and matching die
SU confetti, chocolate chip, buckaroo blue
Basic Grey Marjolaine
Versafine Black, Ranger antique linen and brushed corduroy
clear embossing powder
Spellbinders Grand Caliber, Nestabilities large classic ovals, beaded ovals
SU large brads, wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, lace ribbon
Glimmer mist iridescent gold
Copic markers