Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD19)!


Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge (SNTODBD19)!   The assignment is ODBD stamps.  The assignment is ODBD stamps. Chris Dickinson  is our challenge host this time. Chris is challenging us to a movement theme. You can choose movement via techniques and images that give the look of movement or create a card with actual movement. Some card ideas would be the Twist, waterfall, Surprise Pop up, T-slide, and Suspension cards to name a few. Also, for images, think butterflies, birds, cars, people...etc, that give the look of movement or motion. We would love to see what you create using Our Daily Bread Design stamps!

For my card I am using ODBD Sing for Joy  and Brocade Border stamp sets. I am also using the matching Brocade Border frames diecut set.   I stamped the brocade frame and scripture.   I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the scripture perfectly in the center.  I layered the focal image with the Spellbinder's square lacey edge die cut which I converted to a rectangle.  I added a gingham knot and a red paper rose.  I finished with a few touches of red on the brocade frame and the bird punch.   I am using Brocade Borders die cut set to cut out this amazingly intricate brocade stampframe beautifully and fast. 
This card is also for a few other challenges.
SCS Sketch Challenge SC300 Celebrating 300 Sketches!
Stamp Vacation: Music ("Like a Bird....Fly Away")

Also, do not forget to check out the other ODBD designers to see what they created using ODBD stamps with the movement theme!




As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC86), CC290, and more!


It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC86) It is Tuesday and I have a couple of cards today.  My FTTC card is below!  It is a two-fer Tuesday!  My top card is for SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC290)!  Basic Rose Delight!  Basic Gray, Rose Red, and Daffodil Delight!  The dessert option is to choose another color of choice!  Check out the link to play along.  My card is using Flourishes Fine Herbs and Kids Play stamp sets.  I am using one of the new Spellbinder releases called Beaded Ovals.  I thought this shape worked beautifully with the beaded bracelet inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room #29:  Inspiration Challenge. That is one gorgeous bracelet!   I also thought the image I used looked a lot like the image in the heart links.  Added to that some flourished bling for Crazy 4 Challenges(C456): Bling. Incy Wincy Challenge 61:  Anything Goes!  The Corrosive Blog Challenge #83:  Masking (two-tone flower image), and Wild Orchids Challenge 6:  Ribbon and Bows! 

FTTC 86!  It is the end of the month so we have a challenge host! This month's host is Debbie Marcinkiewicz! Debbie is challenging us create a card, project or gift set with a fall/harvest theme using green, brown, orange/russet, and cream! We would love to see what you create!


This FTTC86 card uses Flourishes Falling Leaves stamp set.  I combined BasicGrey Origins and some October Afternoon designer papers.  I stitched the edges and rocked and rolled the stamped leaves in a green and rust.  The images are so beautifully drawn that it is not necessary to color them.  I distressed the edges and finished with some antique brad-like hardware.  These are actually an upholstery find at Micheal's. 

This card is also for a few more challenges.  This week for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge we got to choose any one from the list of challenges.  I chose SSSC06.  This card is also for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #78:  Season's Change.  Cards for Men: No.20 Autumn and One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes!  I did do a fancy edge sewing machine stitching.  It is fancy for me.   

Unless otherwise stated in any of my blog posts, I always use Flourishes classic white or Flourishes classic ivory cardstocks.  It has the perfect weight and works beautifully with copics!  Both sold in packs of 25 or 40 sheets! 





Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created with the fall themed colors! 





Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop!





This month's PTI blog hop challenge is to showcase a skill I learned from someone in blogland! Oh, dear!  I think it is one thing to design my way, but to step outside of my comfort zone and design a CAS styled card is really hard for me.  I am all about some layers and stuff.  Clean and Simple, as I have said before, is like the "bikini" of cards.  The key design elements must be present with nothing else really.  There are so many stampers who embrace CAS styling.  I really do not have just ONE person that I can give props too.  I do however, have a couple of Christmas cards that are VERY CAS.  They even embrace quite a bit of white space.  It was so hard for me to just leave this space alone.   I did do a third card that is a bit more of my style.  Layers with lots of sponging.  I did sponge on all of my cards because that is ONE skill I use regardless of the style.  I almost always sponge something. 


This card uses PTI
2009 Holiday Tag Collection, and Signature Christmas stamp sets.  I used the Linen and Canvas Impressions Plate.  PTI New Leaf cardstock and ink.  Sponged edges with New Leaf and Camomille Inks.



This card uses one of my favorite PTI sets Masculine Motifs, 2009 Holiday Tag Collection, and  Background Basics:  Woodgrain.  The masculine motif set works for a lot of reasons and not just masculine.  I am using the trio of trees image in the set for Christmas.  I stamped the woodgrain in the back vertical.  I really need to get the woodgrain impressions plate. 


This is more of my style.  I did sponge a lot, added more layers, stamped my own background (DP by ME) and did a faux layered frame with the Mat Stack 4.  I am using The Masculine Motifs, Background Basics: Text Style,  Just the Ticket, and  Signature Christmas (several  of the sentiments fit inside the ticket frames btw....too cool) stamp sets.  I am using Mat Stack 4 die cut.  I sponged  the edges with camomille and chai inks.  I tinted the gingham ribbon with my chai ink.  I added a tiny string bow.  This card also uses the new fine linen in combo with true black.  I added just a touch of glitter with a glue pen across bottom of tree image and touches on the tree.  I also have a tip for getting the Background text style image straight EVERY time HERE! 

 I have found that the key to doing CAS is a great sketch!  I am using the sketch from Pals Paper Arts Challenge(PPA61). 





Supplies
Mostly PTI cardstock, stamps, and inks.  The circles and lacey edged circles are Spellbinders.




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC85), CC289, and more!




It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC85)!  This week Dee Jackson is the challenge host. Dee is challenging us to create Celebration cards!  Celebrate anyway you like! You can choose Baby, Birthday, Friendship, Holiday, or come up with you own reason to celebrate!  We would love to see what you create!

I decided I wanted to celebrate FALL with Peaches!  I know.  Not really your typical fruit for fall, but I really love peaches!  I thought the warm tones worked beautifully for fall colors, too!  I am using Flourishes Peaches and Cherries and Apple of My Eye (sentiment) stamp sets. I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  I colored my image using Flourishes Copic Color Collection! 

I am combining this card with a few challenges today! 
SCS CC289:  Baja Cajun Wasabis!
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC72)! 
Wild Orchid #6 Ribbons and Bows!
Paper Sundaes Fall Colors!





Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they are celebrating! 







Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD18) and More!




Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge (SNTODBD18)!   The assignment is ODBD stamps.   Cheryl Walker is our challenge host this time.  Cheryl is challenging us to ribbons and lace!  When you think of ribbon and lace you are not just limited to the fabrics.  If you have die cuts, punches, or even stamps that have a ribbon or lace look, name, or design, those can work, too.  However, you do have to use both!  We would love to see what you create using Our Daily Bread Design stamps!

For my card I am using ODBD Grow in Grace stamp set. I stamped the flower image and softly colored with some copic markers.  I added a scored framed.  I layered the focal image with the Spellbinder's square rectangle lace die cut which I converted to a rectangle.  I added a satin ribbon bow, a charm with a dove and cross, sizzix embossed panel, butterflies and silver pearls.  I added on the inside bottom right corner of my card one of the frames that come in this beautiful and newly released ODBD Brocade Border frame sets.  I am using Brocade Borders die cut set to cut out this amazingly intricate frame beautifully and fast.  I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the grace acronym that comes in this set in the center.   This card is also for a few other challenges as well.  I am using the colors from Color Throwdown #110.  Great colors, LeAnne!    Simon Says Challenge To "Move It".  What I gather is any object like a bird, car, or butterfly that moves can work...or an actual moving part on my card.  I have butterflies and the dove in the charm for my movement.  Gingerloft Challenge #1 is Anything Goes. Southern Girls Challenge #1 is Anything Goes!  The Creative Belli Challenge #100 is B embellishments!  I have a button and a bow! 

Also, do not forget to check out the other ODBD designers to see what they created using ODBD stamps with ribbon and lace!



As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC84), SCS CC288, TSTR, and more!




It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC84)! This week Barbara Anders is hosting. Barbara is challenging us to the spotlight technique. Here is a link to a spotlight tutorial from SCS. This is a fun technique that often gets overlooked. Give it a try! We would love to see what you create!

I am using Flourishes Swan Lake and Kids Play(sentiment).  I created an out door pond scene using the images in the set.  I stamped my image with Memento tuxedo black into onto Flourishes classic white cardstock.  I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collections.  I then ran the image through the Big Shot to create the embossed oval Spellbinder's frame.  Next, I sponged and distressed the edges.  I then used a Spellbinder's circle to punch out the swam image.  I stamped another swan image and adhered that image behind the circle so the swan is  recessed and spotlighted in reverse.  This card is for a few challenges today.  I am using the sketch from 2 sketches 4 You #61!  SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC288) is Blushing Artichoke Mists!  The dessert option is embossed framing!  This is also for The Shabby Tea Rooms Week 27 Challenge.  It is an inspiration picture.  We are to be inspired by nature.  I also am playing Paper Sundaes Challenge 35 to use three types of embellishments.  I used ribbon, button, and gold dew drop. 



Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created with the spotlight technique!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Stamps
Flourishes Swan Lake and Kids Play (sentiment)
Paper
Always Artichoke, Flourishes classic ivory
Ink
Memento tuxedo black, Ranger antique linen, PTI chai
Accessories
Vintaged seam binding, button, gold dew drop, sponges, cb ef, glue dots, foam tape, MS tag punch, string 


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Curtain, Mojo, and For the Boys!


Hello everyone!  Had just a few minutes to make a card today, but it turned into an event it seems.  Took me way longer than I anticipated.  This is a manly/masculine card.  It is for a few challenges! The Mojo Monday (MOJO155)!  Awesome sketch, Julee!  This is also for the Curtain Call  Act 47 color combo.   Great colors, Stacey!  These colors totally work for a manly card for me today!   

I am using a new stamp set I got from Verve called Blue Skies!  While this set has two beautiful butterfly images, I chose to use the MS butterfly punch because it seemed a bit more masculine.  It also casts a terrible shadow!  Close up below!  You can click on it to enlarge.



Here are a few more challenges I played along with, too!
Stamp Simply Challenge 156:  Let's Hear it For the Boys!

Edited:  I just got in from a family reunion and felt I needed to do a close up of the quote so you can see it since the MS butterfly was casting a shadow.  I would have done it before, but I needed to go!


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps
Verve Blue Skies
Paper
SU always artichoke, expresso, PTI kraft, Flourishes white, K&Co. dp
Ink
Memento cocoa, always, artichoke, PTI chai
Accessories
MS butterfly and tag punch, PTI impressions, plate, sponges, ribbon, button, gold pearls



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC83), SCS CC287, and more!

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It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC83)! This week I am the challenge host. I am challenging you to use tickets on your cards. You can use actual store bought tickets or create your own, or come up with ways to create a ticket look with your focal image, card base, or sentiment. We would love to see what you create!


I am using Flourishes Lilac, Seeds of Friendship, and Kids Play stamp sets. I stamped my image onto Flourishes classic white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored my image using Flourishes Copic Color Collections. For the ticket challenge, I made my own using the Scor- Pal and a perforating tool! Flourishes now carries the Scor- Buddy. I notched out the corners with a photo corner punch and I instantly had perforated edged tickets. This card is also for Flourishes Look Who's 3 Challenge(FLLCSEP10) and Bring Back Beautiful Challenge(BBB02)This card is for SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC287)!  This week is Concord Parfait Pizzazz!  Check out the link to find out about the dessert option! 

I also entered a few other challenges again this week.  This is for Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C53)!  Inspiration from Books!  My concord crushed vertical panel is a text print.  I am using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch(SSSC84)!    This week's Pile it On Chalelnge 35 is Layers!  The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge75 is to "Distress It"!  Simon Says Challenge is Pearls and Lace! Gold pearls and used my lace border punch!  And, for The Shabby Tea Room Week #26 Challenge is to use Tags!  I made ticket tags! 



Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created with the ticket challenge!

 


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD17) and MORE!



It is time for Our Daily Bread Designs  Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD17)!  The assignment is ODBD stamps.   The challenge this time is a technique. I am challenging you to the Emboss Resist Technique! Any of the ODBD images can work for this technique. We would love to see you come up with creative ways to incorporate ODBD frames, sentiments, and scriptures into the technique design. We would love to see what you create using Our Daily Bread Design stamps!


I am using  ODBD  Path of Life and Happy Birthday stamp sets.  I am mixing some of the older and newer spellbinders nestabilities.  I layered two patterns from the Memory Box Enchanted paper pack which coordinated with the color cardstocks I used beautifully. I stamped the scene from Path of Life using versamark.  I used black embossing powder to emboss the scene image.  I then used coordinating inks to create my sponged emboss resist sunset.  I finished with some silver pearls and satin bow.   

Check out what  Angie and Connie  created using ODBD stamps with the emboss resist technique.

I told you all I am have been enjoying playing in blog challenges lately!  I am playing in a few first challenges for me with this card.  Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge 45   Anything that involves concord crush is just lush and I am not really a purple lover.  I think this is my first ever Mojo Monday(MOJO154) sketch card.  I cannot believe it myselfBelli Challenge 99 "old stamps and old stuff" ; Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 56 buttons and bows ; Stamping Vacation Challenge is to pick three from the list.  I chose a frame, string(tie my tags on with), and yellow sun! ; Simon Says Stamp and Show your Layers! This is a new challenge for me, too.  I hope I have enough layers! ; The Creative Cottage Challenge 22 Celebrations! ; and Really Reasonable Ramblings(RRR6)!  Flowers and Ribbons!  I have a flower border, flowers in the focal image, and a floral background dp.   I even added a little flower punch over my button.  Of course, I have some ribbon!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PageMaps September Sketches are HERE!






Hello everyone!  I have a very special post today!  I am super excited to share with you a card I designed using one of Becky Fleck's cardmap sketches  Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month Becky asked some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes to do the honors to take her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out PageMaps CardMaps for September, click here.   The sketch to the right is the one I was sent to work with! 









I am using Flourishes Fanciful Flourishes and Humming Along (quote) sets.  The main focus of the card was the top panel.  I layered a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used a cb ef to add more texture.   I combined colors of ivory, regal rose, rose red, and some green.   I used a floral designer paper(October Afternoon thrift store) to pick up on the design in the punch edge panel.  I sponged the edges and added some of this wonderful lace and velvet layered ribbon. The combination I feel gives a vintage feel.   I stamped the quote and one of the smaller damask images from the Fanciful Flourishes set.  I finished my card with a coordinating butterfly and gold pearls.  I tried to focus on simplicity with this sketch as the card is a vertical 5 X 7.  You can click on photo for closer view. 

Please check out the other Flourishes designers to see which PageMaps cardmap sketch they got to work with and what they created! 



As always, thanks so much for stopping by!



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