Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hello and welcome to Creative Colors Challenge # 28!

Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to a new Creative Colors Challenge, this is # 28 and a super fun one.  First off I want to announce real quick that I had to pick another winner for the prize I put up for the Blog Hop of the last challenge. Sarah, did not contact me and it is only fair now that I pick another winner, so the new winner for my Blog is


Connie, my friend, please contact me at sjbutterflydreams@gmail.com so I can get the prize out to you.

Alright, lets get on with the new challenge. This one was totally up my alley, you all know how much I love shabby colors and lace, and that is exactly what it is all about this time around. Have a look at my creation

Beautiful Day


Paper: PTi White, SU Certainly Celery, Bazzill textured pink, DP First Edition Bella Rose

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Accessories: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles, Flourish Trim, Picot Edge Circles, WOC flowers, ZVA Creative pearl flourish, tulle and pearl pick, rhinestones, May Arts lace and pearl trim in white, cotton lace in pink

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

That is what I came up with and here is the fabulous inspiration picture

Pink + Green + Pattern Paper + Laces 

Our sponsor is May Arts, so of the most beautiful ribbons out there!

I hope I was ale to inspire you all and that you will find some time to play along. To see what my teammates have come up with, please check out

Archana   *   Claudia   *   Kim   *   Martha   *   Neha   *   Tanvi   *   Tereese

Thanks so much for stopping by. We are all looking forward to see your entries, so make sure you'll check out all the details at the Creative Colors Challenge Blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge - #223 inspiration challenge

Have a crafty and happy day!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

And we have a winner!

Hello and good Sunday morning, friends!  Just popping in with a real quick post to announce the winner of my surprise goody bag for one of my subscribers. Thanks to all that stopped by my Blog and all of the other Designers Blogs and the Creative Colors Challenge Blog, we hope that you found lots of inspiration and will play along in the fabulous challenge sometime!

Alright, drum roll please!!! The winner for my giveaway is a long time subscriber of mine and has been chosen by "random.org"  

                                                       Sarah George

Congrats sweetie, please e-mail me with you address so I can get you surprise out to you!

That is it for me this morning, I have to get moving and get ready for church!

I thank each and every one for stopping by to visit and as always, have a happy crafty day!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome to Creative Colors Challenge # 27 and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our very first Creative Colors Challenge in the year 2015!  This challenge is pretty special as we also are celebrating our “First Anniversary”.......yay!!!  We would like to thank each and every one of  you that took the time to check us out and play along, without you it would not be the same!!  So, as a little thank you to all of you, we are having a little Blog Hop and you have the opportunity to win some prizes along the way, how cool is that?  :D

Some of us girls are offering a small prize along the way and there are a few prizes to be won on the Creative Colors Blog as well. All we are asking is that you are a subscriber to each of the designers and the Creative Colors Challenge Blog and leave a sweet comment on each of the Blogs and then tell us that you did so on the CCC Blog, pretty easy!

We are playing our challenge as usual and you'll have two weeks to play along, but for the Blog Hop you will have to leave all your comments by Saturday, 10. January 2015, 6:00 PM Eastern Time.  

Alright, with all of this out of the way, lets have some fun and check out CCC#27

Thank You


Paper: PTI White, Spring Rain, Bazzill textured pink, DP First Edition Floral Pavilion

Image: Robyn's Fetish  Waking Up Birdie  Sentiment: ODBD My Friend

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Copic markers, American Craft Chalk Ink in Blue

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 16, Decorative Labels 34, ODBD Custom dies Vintage Labels, Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish, WOC flowers ( FG Group The Secret Garden), white lace

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

And here is the inspiration picture

White   *   Pink   *   Blue   *Plus use flowers and a sentiment

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 

and this is the link to the image I have used called Waking Up Birdie

So, since this is a Blog Hop I am giving away a little prize as well. YAY!!!!   For my friends here in the US, you will receive a surprise package from me with some yummy goodies. I know we do have friends from outside the US as well, so I am offering a $10 gift certificate to a digi store of your choosing, this way you will eliminate shipping costs!  

Now here is the Blog Hop lineup to all of us Designers, remember you will have to leave a comment on each of the Designers Blogs and the CCC Blog in order to qualify to win a prize!

Archana  *   Claudia   *   Kim   *   Martha  * Neha   *   Sabrina   *   Tanvi   *   Tereese

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks for celebrating with us!

Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year with ODBD January Release 2015

Hello and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs January 2015 Release!  Before I get into my projects for today, I would like to wish each and every one of you a very "Happy New Year, may God bless each and every one of you and your families beyond measure throughout this year!

Alright, let me start to share my first card with you all!  This month it was really hard to choose a stamp set, so many wonderful choices. For my first card I have chosen "Sing Thy Grace" and "Music Speaks".  I have to tell you, I am one of those people that gets touched by song, meaning, that when I hear Gospel music and the song touches me, I start crying like a baby! I suppose that is my way of praising God. To some it may song funny, but after those tears have dried up I feel a sense of peace. Anyhow, let me get to my card. So, I have used the above mentioned stamps and some amazing custom dies from previous releases and some ODBD paper from the Heart and Soul Collection

Never Stop Dancing


Paper: White, textured pink, DP ODBD Heart and Soul Collection

Stamps: ODBD Sing Thy Grace, Music Speaks

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Angel Pink, Palette Moulin Rouge

Accessories: ODBD Custom Ornate Hearts, Fancy Foliage, Venise lace with hearts, WOC roses

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

This is my first card and to keep it moving, here is my second card for this fabulous release

Where Words Fail.....


Paper: White, textured pink, Ripe Avocado, DP BoBunny Little Miss Collection

Stamps: ODBD Music Speaks

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Palette Moulin Rouge, Memento Angel Pink

Accessories: ODBD Custom dies: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels, Ornate Borders & Flowers, pink seam binding, pink rhinestone flat backs, rhinestone button

Size: 5"x5"

Well, that is my second card. I hope I was able to give you an idea on how to use these stamps and dies, if you need some more inspiration, make sure that you'll check out the amazing creation of the other Bread Sticks.

 Cathy * Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Angie * Chris * Grace * Audrey 
Silke * Wanda * Sabrina( that's me) * Lisa

If you have any trouble along the way with any of the links, please head on over to the ODBD Blog.

Wait before you hop on over to the next person in line, what would a new release be without an awesome prizes? Kelley, is offering the following:

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Well, this is it for me for today, I thank you for stopping by and wish each and every one of you a fabulous first day of a brand new year!

Hugs and blessings,

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Merry Christmas shaker card

Hello and Happy Monday my sweet friends! I am coming to you with a fun little card that I made just in time for Christmas! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Well, with the help of Unique Laser Designs, some paper, glitter and some flowers I was able to create this fun shaker card that I am about to share with you all. Shilo, sent me this Snow Globe Snowman and as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it

Merry Christmas

Here is the web image of the before

pretty cool the way it is, but I took it to the next level by trying out how it would look colored with Copic markers.

Not bad, the wood took the marker pretty well. The next picture is after I added some silver glitter paint to keep it soft, snow globes are after all made of glass. 

Right here you can see how cool it looks after applying some white Gesso as my base

and here we are after adding some Crystal glitter.

Mr. Snowman needed a base to his snow globe that stood out a little more, so I colored it in with a dark red Copic marker.

I flipped the snow globe around, adhered some acetate so my glitter would not fall out, and to give it some volume so it actually could be a snow globe and hold glitter,  I adhered dimensional foam tape all around the perimeter of the globe part and made sure I adhered it well, so none of the glitter would fall out.

Alright, after taking the backing off the foam tape I added some silver German glass glitter and Crystal glitter. To back the globe part,  I cut a circle and adhered it to,  and by choosing silver paper it really gave it the desired look I was going for!

To finish my card off I adhered a sentiment and an arrangement of some greenery and flowers to complete my snow globe shaker card.

Here is a close up to really show off the glitter inside the globe.


Paper: Vintage Cream, Burgundy, DP My Minds Eye Lost&Found Christmas, silver specialty paper

ULD wood embellishment: Snow Globe Snowman

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Copic markers, white Gesso, silver glitter paint

Accessories: Tulle fringe trim, Vintage Labels die (for my sentiment) , silver German glass glitter, Crystal glitter, WOC roses and sweetheart blossoms, greenery, foam tape, stamp ODBD Poinsettia Wreath

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

Well, this is my project share for today. If you have any questions, please ask away and I will try my best to answer any questions. Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out this fun card.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread Designs December Release

Hello and welcome on this chilly Thursday! Today I would like to invite you to have a look back with me at the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2014 release. If you have not seen this awesome release you sure are missing out. I have two projects to share with you all so let's get started. My first card uses two of the new stamps released on the 1st and the fabulous new Mini Tags

dies. Have a look at my first card

Because I care


Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, textured pink card stock, DP ODBD Blushing Rose Collection

Stamps: ODBD Admit One, Mini Tag Sentiments

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories:  ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage, Vintage Labels, Mini Tags, Doily Die, pink twine, pink seam binding, rhinestone, tulle and pearl pick, lace, handmade resin butterfly, WOC roses, 

Size: 5.25 " X 5.25" 

That is it for my first card! I will not prolong and jump right into my second card for today.

Again, I've used the Mini Tags dies and this time I've just used one of the Mini Tag Sentiments.... have a look

You're In My Thought


Paper: White, textured pink card stock, Spring Rain, Certainly Celery, DP First Edition Floral Pavilion

Stamps: ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black

Accessories: ODBD Custom Mini Tags, Fancy Foliage, tulle trim, tulle, pearl pick, rhinestone chain, flat back pearl trim, Venice lace, handmade resin butterfly, rhinestone

Size: 5" x 5"



So, here you have it, two cards created with two of the December 2014 release card, the new Mini Tags dies and some older release dies. I just love how you can mix and match and it will work and create a beautiful card. I sure hope that I was able to inspire you with my two creations. To see what the rest of the Breadsticks have come up with make sure you'll visit

Julie * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Paula * Cathy * Wanda * Stacy  * Gracie (Guest Designer)

If you should have any problems along the way, please head on over to the ODBD Blog as this will be the first place any glitches will be fixed.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today. It always means a lot to me that you take the time.
In case I do not get a chance to make another post, I wish you and your family a blessed and very Merry Christmas! May God make this Christmas very special to you and may you all remember the real reason for the season!

Have a blessed and super creative day!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

May the beauty and splendor of Christmas CCC#26

Hello and welcome to our Creative Colors Challenge # 26!  I have to apologize, I am a tad bit late this morning due to technical difficulties, please forgive me. In today's challenge, which will be the last challenge for 2014,  it is all about the traditional colors of Christmas and some amazing stamps/images from DRS Designs. For my card I have chosen some sweet paper by My
 Minds Eye called Vintage Christmas, which I thought was just perfect. Have a look at my humble card

May the beauty and Splendor of Christmas


Paper: PTI White, Recollections Forest Green, DP My Minds Eye Vintage Christmas

Stamps/Image:  DRS Designs  Beauty of nature Christmas Greeting

Accessories: Spellbinders Flourish Trim, Fancy Tags Two, ODBD Custom dies Vintage Flourish Pattern, Fancy Foliage, Wilton doily, Martha Stewart Branch punch, WOC Sweetheart Blossoms, Mulberry roses, white poinsettia with glitter, burgundy seam binding

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

And here is fabulous color inspiration picture

Use   Vintage Green, Deep Red, White Plus add Glitter

like I've said traditional Christmas colors and what would a Creative Colors Challenge be without a sponsor? Our sponsor for Challenge # 26 is


Oh, I hope I have sparked a little Christmas spirit in you and got you interested in joining us in this challenge.  To see what my teammates have come up with, please check out

Archana   *   Claudia   *   Kim   *   Martha   *   Tanvi   *   Tereese

Well, this is it for me for today. I hope I was able to inspire you and we are all looking forward to see your creations. DRS is sponsoring a $10 gift certificate, so check it out. You can find all of the details to the challenge and requirements on the Creative Colors Challenge Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I pray that you and your family has a very "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!