Thursday, June 30, 2011

you are not forgotten...

I am so excited about tomorrows Our Daily Bread Designs new release that I just had to squeeze in time to share a sneak peek for you while playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.  Their challenge this week is to make a red, white and blue thank you card.

The sets Not Forgotten and the Old Flag background are simply beautifully done. The first time I saw them it brought a tear to my eye because I have a young man from my church that is currently serving in Afghanistan and he has been injured in the line of duty.  These sets are exactly what I needed to make a card to sent off to him to let him know that I (and my whole family) are thinking about him and praying for his safe return.
What I used:
SU early espresso, not quite navy, riding hood red, basic black, GP white
Memento black, Versafine black Ranger brushed corduroy and antique linen
Copic markers, sponge, twine, Michael's copper brads

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

serve...

Hello all!  Managed to sleep in this morning, a very rare luxury, so my post is a bit late. Hope you found it worth waiting for because  I am kinda pleased with how this one turned out.  Not sure why, I think it is the retro look of the paper.

Since it is Tuesday it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge.  This week challenge is a sketch challenge.   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.
Steph
Angie
Lisa
Maddy
Jo
Andrea
Marcea
What I used:
SU soft suede, confetti cream
Versafine black, SU soft suede ink pads
SU ribbon, Prima flower, sponge

Monday, June 27, 2011

friends...

Quiet in my house this evening.  The littles are off to camp and the boys are distracted so I took advantage of the quiet to squeeze in some playtime.  Todays Mojo Monday sketch challenge was exactly what I needed to make a quick, easy and fun card to send to a friend using Our Daily Bread Designs Friends from the Blessings collection.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Friends from the Blessings collection
SU sage shadow, soft suede, real red, confetti cream
Versafine black, SU soft suede
clear embossing powder, SU ribbon, corner rounder, Prima flowers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

summertime...

Good morning all!  It's Tuesday and that means it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge.  I understand that Dawny is having some problems getting the post up today (bad blogger) but todays challenge is all about summer.  What does summer mean to you?  For me summer is all about sunshine and flowers...
I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Kind Hearts
SU rich razzleberry, brocade blue, very vanilla
Prima Moulin Rouge designer paper
Versafine black and clear embossing powder
Prima flowers, SU ribbon and brads

Monday, June 20, 2011

time...

Found a bit of playtime this evening to play along with this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.  Their challenge this week is a bit of doodling.  If you notice I did a bit of freestyle doodling in the background, just a quick bit of fun.  My card was made using this months Our Daily Bread Designs new set Time with some perfectly matching BoBunny Timepiece designer paper.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Time
SU cherry cobbler, early espresso, confetti cream
Versafine sepia, and various Ranger distress ink pads
SU espresso ribbon and vintage brads
sponge

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

anything goes (with the option of white plus one)...

Good morning all!  Since it is Tuesday again it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is anything goes but the the option of using white plus one color.  Why don't you join us and play along?
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
Angie
Lisa
Maddy
Jo
Andrea
Marcea
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Serve the Lord with matching dies
SU whisper white, baja breeze
Prima Reflections designer paper
SU baja breeze classic ink pad
Cuttlebug embossing folder
SU ribbon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs June blog hop...

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs June new release blog hop!  If you just arrived from Chris's blog you are in the right place.  If you just popped in for a visit you may want to go visit the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.  On the blog you will also find all the information on how you can win one of FOUR fabulous prizes that Kelley is giving away this month.  

For my card this month I used the new set Serve the Lord and the matching crocheted border and crocheted Circle dies.  First of all this set is gorgeous and really easy to work with.  I am always thrilled by the matching dies, they make putting a card together so easy.  And easy is so what I need in my life right now.  I stamped the crocheted circle twice, once with brown ink and once with black.  I colored the black one with copic markers, cut around the inner circle, then sponged lightly.  The brown one I cut out using the die then sponged the edges with distress ink.  When I layer the two pieces together it make a nice focal point for my card.  I layered some lovely Prima designer paper with the crocheted border, added a verse and a big bow and my card was finished.
Now hop on over to Sandee's blog and check out what gorgeousness she has in store for you!

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Serve the Lord and matching dies
SU chocolate chip, confetti cream
Versafine black and sepia, various Ranger distress inks
clear embossing powder, brown brads, SU ribbon, sponge
Grand Caliber and Spellbinders dies
Copic markers