Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's all about the layers with Secret Garden Crafts

Hello friends! Today I am coming to you with my second inspiration post for Secret Garden Crafts. This week the Design Team decided to make a  layered card, which to me translated into lots of layers, like 15 of them, lol! Check it out







Secret Garden Crafts products used:





Other products used:

Paper: White, Pink Blush, DP Lemon Craft Heart Painted

Accessories: leaf frame die, Swirl Butterfly die, rhinestone trim, shimmer mist, tulle trim, lace trim  in pink, white dangle lace, pink flat back pearl trim, 


This is my card for today's post. I hope I was able to inspire you. To see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with please visit the Secret Garden Crafts Blog where you can find the links to their Blogs and or video.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today and remember that you can use my coupon code SJ10A  to give you 10% off of your purchase until the end of this month! 

 Have a wonderful day and I will see you next week!

Hugs,


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Hump Day

Hello and Happy Hump Day friends! Today I am coming to you with a post for "Secret Garden Crafts", the new online paper flower store I've told you about last week. For my first post I've made a tag using all sorts of beautiful flowers. Have a look




For my tag I have used the following flowers from the Secret Garden Crafts store.


Tea Roses in light pink (from the mixed pink package)

Bourbon Roses in ivory

Sweetheart Roses in lilac

Gypsophila in baby pink /ivory

Wild Roses in white with dusky pink center

leaves

The filler picks that I have added are from my stash.

The lilac Sweetheart Roses and the Wild Roses in white with dusky pink center were toned down with white Gesso to match the paper better. This is just another way of using flowers that might not be the right shade to match your projects but can be adjusted with this simple trick.


I hope you like the tag that I have created. To see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with, please head on over to the Secret Garden Crafts Blog .

Before I say goodbye for today, I would like to let you all know that there is a coupon code that you can use during the month of August and get 10% off of your order. To make sure the code is working, please log into the website before you check out. Plus, if your order is $50 or more you will get FREE shipping. My coupon code is   SJ10A

Thanks so very much for stopping by today. I hope that my tag inspired you to use flowers on your projects.

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Hello and happy Thursday! It has been a little while since I've posted, had to take a little break and spend some time with my girls. I can't believe I have a Junior and 7th grader on my hands now. Anyhow, today I have some very exciting news to share with you. Some of you may know that I was part of a challenge Blog a couple of years ago, with Archana Joshi. Well, my sweet friend asked me to be part of her brand new online store Secret Garden Crafts. Archana, has had a store for several years called Craftycity and has a variety of dies, papers, flowers and such. Archana also has a couple of Facebook stores and one of them is "The Secret Garden" where she sold mostly Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, then she added Saa flowers, which are also paper flowers. To make a long story short, Archana decided to combine her Craftycity store with the Secret Garden and now you can easily purchase her gorgeous flowers all in one spot, all you have to do is click on the logo at the Craftycity store and you will be directed to the "Secret Garden Crafts" part and take advantage of these gorgeous flowers. I will be the Design Team Coordinator for her amazing brand new Design Team and look forward working with these very talented ladies.

Here is what I received in my first package from Archana and I am looking forward to be creating lots of projects with these gorgeous flowers.









Isn't this an amazing array of gorgeous flowers? I honestly could not wait to create a project with them but to see that project you will have to come back next week for our weekly inspiration posts.  (wink)

Let me introduce the amazingly talented other ladies that have been chosen to be on the team

Owner of Secret Garden Crafts
                                                                     








As mentioned above there will be weekly inspiration post on the Secret Garden Crafts Blog to inspire you with gorgeous creations using Secret Garden Crafts flowers. We all hope to see you there.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,


Friday, June 16, 2017

Taking a look back at the ODBD June 2017 Release


Hello on this super hot day here in Southern Arizona. Today we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread Designs  June 2017 release. This month it was all about weddings and for my card I have chosen the "Happily Ever After" stamp set and the super gorgeous brand new paper pad called "Wedding Wishes". Have a look and see for yourself how pretty this paper is

The Best Love Story



Recipe:

Paper: White, Antique Gold, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Pad

Stamps: ODBD Happily Ever After

Ink: Memento Toffee Crunch

Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies: Pierced Ovals, Ornate Ovals, Flower Box Fillers, Lovely Leaves, Flourished Star Pattern,  golden micro beads

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"












This is my card for today's post. To see what the rest of the team has come up with check out

Sandee * Lisa * Cathy * Diana * Julie * Kathy * Robin * Lori * Helen * Dawn 

Today is my last post for Our Daily Bread Designs. I would like to thank Kelley and Rick for allowing me to be on this amazing team for the past 7 years! I have been faithful to ODBD and have not designed for any other stamp company for all this time, I felt at home and still love ODBD! Hoping I still get to see you when you come to AZ for the stamp shows!  I would also like to say thank you to the amazing Design Team members, also know as the Breadsticks,  I got to know over the years. Some of them for the entire time I was a part of the Breadbasket. I will miss each and every one of you! I love you all and wish each and every one of you all the best!

Alright, I have to close here and get a new box of tissues, saying goodbye is never easy! 

Thanks for stopping by today and I pray that you all have a blessed day!

Hugs, 



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD June 2017 Release Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs June 2017 release hop. I have a sweet little card to share with you all today. For this card I have chosen the stamp set ""Happily Ever After" and the super gorgeous new paper pad "Wedding Wishes".

May Your Love Grow


Recipe:

Paper:  White, silver specialty paper, ODBD Wedding Wishes paper pad

Stamps: ODBD Happily Ever After

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies Ovals, Ornate Ovals, rhinestone embellishments

Size: 5.25" x 5.25"


















This is my card for today's post. To see what the rest of the Bread sticks have come up with check out

Cathy * Grace * Angie * Dawn * Chris * Sandee * Helen 
Julie * Robin * LoriLisa * Diana * Kathy * Sabrina

As with all new releases there are some prizes to be won....yay!

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until June 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

If you have any problems with the above links, please head on over to the ODBD Blog

Thanks so very much for stopping by today. 

Have a happy and creative day!

Hugs and blessings,




Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May 2017 Release Hop

Hello and happy Monday stamping friends! If you came to visit today for the Our Daily Bread Designs May 2017 Release Hop, you are in the right spot! With the end of school year being right around the corner this month the release focuses on all things teacher. This includes a stamp set and custom dies for Sunday School teachers as well, so how fun is that? I have chosen the Sunday School Teacher stamp set and the coordinating custom dies "Crosses". Let me share with you what I have come up with.

May God Bless You



Recipe:

Paper: Cream, Cappuccino, ODBD Vintage Ephemera, Ephemera Essentials Paper Collections


Stamps: Sunday School Teacher


Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black


Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies Crosses, Layered Lacey Squares, Stitched Ovals, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, Ornate Borders and Flowers


Size: 5.25 " x 5.25"
















This is my first card, but I had so much fun I had to make another one,lol!

Have a look at



Recipe:

Paper: Cream, Peach. Melon, ODBD Cozy Quilt Collection


Stamps: ODBD Sunday School Teacher


Inks: Versa Fine Onyx Black


Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies  Crosses, Filigree Frames, Boho Background, Ornate Ovals, Rectangles, Ornate Hearts


Size: 4.25" x 5.5"












Those are my two cards for today's release. I sure hope I was able to inspire you all. To see what the rest of the Breadsticks has come up with, please check out


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Cathy * Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie * Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin * Sabrina * Helen * Lori


And to make things even better, there a some prizes to be won, check this out:

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Well, this is it for me. If for any reason there should be a problem with any of the above links, please head on over to the ODBD Blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and making my day a little brighter!


Hugs,