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





Recipe:

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!

Hugs,



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Merry Christmas Canvas

Hello and happy Hump day! Today I am sharing with you my very first post for Unique Laser Designs
I am honored to have been asked to join the team and share some of my creations with you all using these pretty cool wood embellishments.

For my first post I have a fun 8"x 8" canvas I made using the amazing "
Merry Christmas", "Snowflakes"and the "Reindeer". 















I started out tearing my Vintage music sheets up and decoupaging them unto the frame of the canvas. After that was all dried up I toned everything down with some white Gesso. 
Since I used the blue Designer paper on the very back of the canvas I wanted to bring some blue in and I used the Folk Art Ice Blue and dabbed it over the Gesso.  
After the paint was dry I added the Poinsettias, leaves and silver picks on the opposite corners for more interest. The word "Merry Christmas" was dry brushed with Gesso and then I added some silver German Glass glitter.








The Reindeer was painted with white Gesso and all glittered up with Crystal glitter and adhered to the right bottom corner. He look a tad bit plain, so I made a wreath out of tinsel trim and added a jingle bell. 
On the bottom ledge there I adhered three bottle brush trees and added the Buffalo snow. To add some more snowflakes besides the ones that are on the Designer paper, I added some glitter to the snowflakes and glued them randomly to the background and voila the Christmas canvas was done!






What do you think of my canvas?

Recipe:

Paper: K&Company Brenda Walton Christmas stack, Vintage music sheets

ULD wood embellishments:  Merry Christmas, Reindeer Snowflakes

Paints: Folk Art #2588 Ice Blue, white Gesso

Accessories: silver flower picks, Petaloo Poinsettias in white, white leaves, German Glass glitter in silver, Crystal glitter, Buffalo Snow, Tinsel trim, silver jingle bell, Bottle brush trees








 I hope that I was able to inspire you and showed you a way to think outside the box in  using these wonderful wood elements.

Well, this is it for me for today, thanks so much for allowing to share my creation with you all. I am looking forward to sharing more of my creations with you all using Unique Laser Designs wood elements!

For all of the amazing items available at Unique Laser Designs, make sure that you check out the 
store!

Have a crafty day!


Hugs,


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Welcome to #24 of Creative Colors Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday friends!  Today I am coming to you with a sweet little card that I've made for the Creative Colors Challenge # 24. The colors this time around are right up my alley and it was super fun coloring this image up. Have a look at what I have come up with

Thank You




Recipe:

Paper: PTI White, SU Certainly Celery, Bazzill green, DP Prima Lyric, peach colored vellum

Image: Aurora Wings Rose Corner 2

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Mellow Moss, Copics, Wink of Stella pen

Accessories: peach colored lace, seam binding, jewelry piece, handmade resin butterfly with rhinestone accents, Spellbinders Labels 14, Labels 5, Decorative Labels 22

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

What do you think? I just love the way it came out, have a look at the inspiration picture


    Use the four colors from the color blocks on the bottom of the picture PLUS us an envelope on your card

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Aurora Wings



and this is the fabulous image I've used




I hope I was able to inspire you. To see what the rest of the girls have come up with, make sure you check out

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

these girls never cease to amaze me!

Well, this is it for me for today. I hope that you will find some time to play along. To see all of the details for this challenge make sure you'll check out the Creative Colors Challenge Blog.

I am adding this card in the following challenges:

Aurora Wings challenge #9   Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry #52   Any digi goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to Creative Colors Challenge #23



Hello and welcome to a new Creative Colors Challenge! Before I go into all the details of what I have come up with I would like to wish all of my fellow US friends a happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all that are serving in the military now and have served in the past, including my husband who served the in the US Air Force for 26 years!  It is because of your bravery that we get to enjoy our freedom, so thank you to all!

Alright, let me get to the challenge now and what I have come up with.





Recipe:

Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, DP BoBunny Country Garden Collection.

Image: SamiStamps   Bird on Branch

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Copics

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, Labels 3, Decorative Labels 34, WOC hip rose buds, Crafty City flowers, Recollections flowers, Prima burlap leaves, pearl pick, lace, homemade shimmer spray, eyelash trim, sentiment stamp by ODBD from the Sentiment Collection 2

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

And here is the inspiration photo



Colors to use  Yellow   *   Green   *   Brown   * PLUS more than 2 layers


And our wonderful sponsor for this weeks challenge is









Well, isn't this a fun color combo? I hope I was able to inspire you with my card, but please also check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with by visiting

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

For all of the details to this wonderful challenge make sure you'll check out the Creative Colors Challenge Blog.

Well, this is it for me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by, it means a lot to me!

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs November Release!

Hello and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs November Release!  WOW, can you believe it is November already? Well, with Christmas right around the corner this release is all about Christmas with some amazing stamps, new custom dies and even two, yes, two new paper collections. There is for sure something for everyone in this release!  So, without further ado let me get started with my first card

Shine On



Recipe: 

Paper: Vintage Cream, Deep Red, Spring Rain, DP Christmas Paper Collection 2014

Stamps: ODBD Shine On

Inks: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Ocean Blue, Palette Moulin Rouge, Ranger Adirondack Denim

Accessories: ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage labels, Sparkling Stars, silver Venise lace, rhinestones in different sizes, homemade Shimmer spray

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

















So, what do you think about this one?  This one is even flat enough to send in a regular envelope, perfect to keep the cost of shipping low.

On to my second card


Merry Christmas




Recipe:

Paper:  Copper Metallic, Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, DP ODBD Winter Collection

Stamps: ODBD Shine On, Poinsettia Wreath (November 2013)

Inks: Versa Mark, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye, Ranger Queens Gold Detail embossing powder

Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies  Doily, Vintage Labels, Antique Labels and Border, Beautiful Borders, Sparkling Stars, flat back pearls



















That is my second card. I hope I was able to inspire you with my creations today, but if you need some more inspiration, please head on over and see what the rest of the Bread Sticks have come up with

Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Julie * Angie * Lisa * Wanda * Grace Silke
AudreyGraciellie (Guest Designer)


But wait what would a new release be without some awesome prizes


Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 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 November 2, 2014 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 November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now have fun and hop to all of the ladies, you would not want to miss what they have come up with!  If for any reason there are any hick ups during your hopping, please go directly to the ODBD Blog where any problems should be fixed first!

Well, this is it for me. Today I get to meet Kelley and Rick in person and get to experience all of the people that ohhh and ahhh over the wonderful ODBD stamps, dies and paper collections. Kelley and Rick are at the Mesa, Arizona Rubber Stamp Events show, so if you are in the area, come on by and say hello!

Have a blessed weekend!

Hugs,


l

Friday, October 31, 2014

Welcome to a new My Besties Aussie Challenge


Hello and welcome to a new My Besties Aussie Challenge!  This month it is all about Glitter and Snowflakes. If you are working on your Christmas cards for this year, this challenge would be awesome to create a card or tag and have some fun to enter. For my project this month I've decided to go with a tag and soft colors.









Recipe:

Paper: Tag base chipboard, PTI White, DP K&Company Specialty Christmas paper pad

Image: Sherri Baldy Snow Girl Pretty Winter

Inks: Copics, Azur colored chalk ink

Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One, Decorative Labels One, WOC  flowers (Secret Garden FB Group), Glittered snowflakes, Frosted Lace Stickles, Eyelash braided trim, seam binding in pink and aqua, crystal picks






Well, what do you think? I hope  was able to inspire you and you'll play along in this challenge! For all of the details and to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with make sure you'll check out the My Besties Aussie Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, it means a lot to me!

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge # 22


Hello and welcome to a new Creative Colors Challenge. This time around we have some pretty cool colors to choose from. For my card I was debating what to do, but since this is a challenge I did challenge myself and chose colors that I usually have a little bit of a harder time with.


Patience




Recipe:

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, DP Glitz Vintage Blue

Image:  Doodle Pantry  Old Watch

Inks: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye (distressing around the image and sentiment)

Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Frames Tags One, Labels 22, Decorative Labels 34, ODBD Fancy Foliage, tulle and pearl pick, lace in cream, light green, lavender, flat back pearls, WOC rose buds, sweetheart blossoms (CraftyCity) purple paper roses (stash)

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"


And here is the inspiration picture from which we were to choose the following


 3 colors from the spools shown PLUS laces




Oh, and what would our challenge be without an awesome sponsor




I hope that you all find some time to play along, it is always so much fun to see what you come up with. If you need a little more inspiration, check out and see what

Claudia   *   Kim   *   Martha   *   Neha   *   Tanvi   *   Tereese

have come up with!  Remember, you will have two weeks to play along and all of the details are listed on the Creative Colors Challenge Blog.

Well, this is it for me for today, thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting friends!

Hugs,