Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hello and Happy Saturday......

stamping friends!!!! WOW, this week just flew by! Yesterday I received an e-mail newsletter from CPC's (Christian Paper Crafts) and their Fun on Friday challenge caught my eye. See I've had my Nesties for quite some time now and all I have been doing is use them to cut and nothing else. When Cindy was referring to a technique called dry embossing that she saw GinaK. use on her weekly StampTV videos I kind got curious ;D. Well, to make a long story short I went to StampTV watched the video, went back to CPC and read more about the challenge and went straight to town. It was pretty easy to do but I think I'll use another cardboard shim next time to make the embossing pop a little more. Have a look at my CPC FOF#38 challenge

And we know that in all things......

Paper:PTI True Black, SU Sky Blue, Basic Grey Periphery
Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 1 Romans 8:28
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans
Accessories: Nesties Labels 9, Fleur De Lis Pendant, Dark Blue Dew Drops, Prima Hydrangeas, Prima Heirloom Willow Leaf, Recollections light blue half pearl brad, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Foam Tape, Tombo Glue
So, what do you think? Does this look cool or what? :D:D.
I love the way this technique frames the scripture even more than just cutting and embossing the Labels 9 die. I think I will use this technique a lot more now...especially since I found out I actually can get some use out of my embossing mat now, where before I never really used it,LOL!!
Well, this is it for me for right now. I have something special up my sleeves,LOL!!! Yep, on Tuesday is my Birthday and a week later is my Blog Anniversary. I suppose you have a feeling what is coming, right? Well, we shall see, so make sure you'll check back... I promise you, you will not be disappointed ;D;D. At least I think you won't,LOL!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Enjoy your weekend and big hugs,

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I can't believe it is Wednesday already!!! How are you all doing today? Guess what? I have 2 cards to share with you today. Yep, two and they are CAS ones,hehe!!

For my first card I dug out a Stampin' Up set I bought a couple of years ago called 'Happy Heart Day'. Are you ready?

Love you


Paper: PTI White, DCWV textured red card stock

Stamp: SU 'Happy Heart Day'

Ink: Palette Moulin Rouge

Accessories: Nesties butterflies, white satin ribbon, ZVA crystal flourish, tiny crystals from my stash I still have from Japan ;D, Martha Stewart edger punch lace hearts, foam tape

Well, did I tell you too much, this card being CAS? You know this is the perfect card to make when you are short on time as this one only took like 10 minutes if that.

On to my second card.....CAS as well ;D. For this card I used an even older set I bought when I first started stamping from Close to my heart and it is called 'Moments'..To be honest this was the very first time that I inked these words "love" up as Valentine's Day is right around the corner I thought it was the right one to use,hehe. I also used for the very first time a brand NEW embossing folder that I bought from the Romance Bundle over at HSN, but you know I don't even know the name of the folder :C. When you buy these bundles they come in a box of 3 5x7 and 3 A2 folders but neither of them has a name written anywhere. So, if you happen to know the name of this folder..send me an e-mail (my e-mail addy is in the sidebar under the "not so fun stuff")



Paper:PTI White, K&Company Ancestry

Stamp: CTMH Moments

Ink: Chalk Box Rust, VersaFine Onyx Black

Accesories: Nesties scalloped hearts, Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Romance Bundle, antique heart button, Dew Drops from the Sunflower collection, white satin ribbon, Bow Easy

So, what do you think of these two oh, so CAS cards?

Well, this is it for me for little one the 4 y.o. is not feeling so well. She needs some "Mommy Time".

Thanks so much for stopping by always it means a lot to me that you take time to come and visit.

Happy stamping and hugs,

Monday, January 25, 2010

Good Monday morning....

my stamping friends. I have a card for you all today that I made for Sharon Johnson's SSNOTIME#123 . For you that don't know about Sharon's weekly challenge....she has some super easy challenges and I am not kidding can whip up a card in no time as the requirements are so easy it really takes "No Time" ;D.

Have a look at my take on



Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, K&Company Ancestry

Stamps: ODBD Friendship

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye

Accessories: Nesties Labels 9, off white crochet lace, vintage heart button, Basic Grey Opaline pearl flourishes, All Natural Accents mini paper roses, Recollections half pearls, foam tape, crystal effects to attach the button and the tiny flowers

What do you think...did I achieve a Vintage looking card? For you that have been around my blog for a while know that I absolutely LOVE Vintage and most of my cards are that. All of the wonderful laces and romantic looking little flowers and gorgeous papers out there make it so easy ;D.

If you care to find out more about this fun challenge head on over to Sharon's Blog and check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have a chance I'd love to find out what you think about this card.

Have a wonderful day!!!


Saturday, January 23, 2010


to the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team Hop! If you came on over here from Christine Okkens wonderful Blog "ChristineCreations" you are in the right place, if not, you might want to go back to the ODBD Blog and start over. We have lots of fun and a chance to win, so we don't want you to miss out.
But wait, before we get into all of the hopping and huntin' I'll give a little bit of what is happening at ODBD, all right?

See, I had to keep my mouth zipped for the last month or so and now I can finally scream it from the roof tops :D:D:D. Starting on February 6th I will be officially be part of the ODBD Challenge Team, YEAH!!!!!! See, God is good and I tell ya' if you do what he tells you to do, you will be rewarded. My reward is being on this team and being able to spread the word about his goodness through what I love most......stamping. I am forever grateful for being on a wonderful team of very, and I mean that in every sense of the word, TALENTED ladies that shine every time they pick up ODBD stamps. It is going to be 7 of us, including the Glowbug (as most of you know her) herself, Chris Olsen as Team Leader/Coordinator and these wonderful ladies

Christine Okken - ChristineCreations -

Natalie Dever - Dougnat Diaries -

Francie Gumprecht - Francies Fancy -

Sabrina Jackson - (that's me ;D;D)

Patter Cross - Triple the Scraps -

America Kuhn - Cards by America -

So, starting on February 6, 2010 we will start our first official challenge as a team, which will be called "Shining the Light" .These challenges are weekly and there is lots of fun planned, so be sure to mark your calendar and come back ;D;D.

Today the new team has a lot of fun planned for you with a Blog Hop and Scavenger Hunt!!!!!

You will have the opportunity to meet all of the above named ladies of the team and view their amazing creations and hunt for the item of the scavenger hunt which will be revealed in just a minute!!!

One very blessed hopper who e-mails Chris Olsen all the correct items and places where they found these items will be randomly chosen to win the

stamp set!! Which was the very first stamp set Kelley came out with.

Here is the list of what you need to find on the blogs for the scavenger hunt:

1. red ric rac

2. Psalm 28:7

3. mittens

4. damask

5. palm trees

6. daisies

7. polka dotted tea pot

(please note that all items are on sidebars or heading bars and backgrounds, NOT in the posts themselves!!!!!)

The names of the participating team members are the same as I listed above in the introduction! If you should find missing links, simply check back here for the next person in the list and mention in your comment that you were not able to comment on that person's post. This Hop/Scavenger Hunt is meant to be FUN FOR ALL.... NOT frustration!! It's a game with a chance to win a "Light of the World" stamp set...and we understand if someones blog is "down". Often you can try again later and get on..but if you try and can't leave a comment on someones blog, simply tell us in your end comment who you were not able to get and we will still enter you in the drawing!!

So, all you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1. Complete the hop, leaving comments on EACH blog and return to the ODBD blog and tell us you have visited each blog and left a comment.

2. E-mail Chris Olsen at with the names of the items and the blogs you found them at (eg. Kelley - loaf of bread)

3. Do this by Thursday January 28,2010 at 8:00 PM EST.

4. Check back on the ODBD blog on Saturday January 30,2010 to see who the winner is!!

But before you leave I'd like to share with you what I have created for this fun Blog Hop. Have a look

You are the Light....


Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Bashful Blue, PTI White

Stamp: ODBD Light of the World

Ink: VersaFine OnyxBlack, Chalk Box Kraft, Su Bashful Blue

Accessories: Nesties deckled rectangles large, antique copper mini brads, yellow Dew Drop (for the lighthouse light), Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches(the negative side is shown to make it look like water)

This is my first card, but I have one more for you ;D. Yep, I just could not contain myself,hehe.

My second card is totally different and I had to take two shots of for the outside and one for the inside of the card. Since I could not get myself to cut up this fabulous DP by K&Company called Blue Awning (I bought like 3 12x12 pads of it...shhh... don't tell my DH ;D) I went with a 5.5x5.5 card.

The Lord is my Light.....

Paper: PTI Kraft, Bazzill shades of green textured card stock, K&Company Blue Awning
Stamp: same as above Light of the World but Psalm 27:1
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, Old Paper, SU Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Chalk Box Yellow Cadmium, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Nesties Circles large, Petite Ovals Large, Jute ribbon, Olive satin ribbon, EK Success Diamond lace edger punch, pearl lettuce Dew Drops, antique copper cross charm, foam tape
Wheew.....that was one LONG post...sorry, but I hope that the Blog Hop/Scavenger Hunt will make up for it ;D.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you leave each and every one of us new gals some love. To make the time go by faster get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the amazing eye candy that is waiting on you!! Your next stop will be Patter Cross over at Triple the Scraps
We will see you for our first OFFICIAL challenge on February 6, 2010 bright and early.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good morning......

stamping friends!!! Sorry, I did not post yesterday..things just got in the way, but I have 2 cards to share with you today, how about that? :D:D

Well, to get this post a moving ,here is the first one. Have you seen this amazing DP by Basic Grey called Origins? Oh my goodness, is this paper perfect for masculine and feminine cards alike. So here is my first card using this yummy paper and the amazing January release set Baptism/Confirmation from ODBD.

One Lord, one Faith.......


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Rustic Cream, Basic Grey Origins (available at the ODBD store)

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Recollections golden half pearls, EK Success edger punch Scroll, golden cross charm, Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria, chocolate satin ribbon, foam tape and double sided tape

Where this card is a little more earthy, my next card is totally different and has a very girly feeling to it and yes, I used yet some more Basic Grey DP, you all know that I am huge sucker for Basic Grey...their papers are just awesome (no I am not getting endorsed by them....just LOVE their products:D). For this second card I used the Wisteria pad...I know it has been around for a while, but it has such gorgeous papers, I am still hoarding it, LOL!!!

Have a look at my

Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU....

Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey Wisteria, Textured card stock in a buttercup color

Stamps: Isaiah 41:10 from the Scripture Collection 1 set from ODBD
Ink: SU Bashful Blue

Accessories: Nesties Labels 9, recollections half pearls, Prima E line flowers in white, Prima Heirloom leaves, 3 D glue dot, foam tape, double sided tape
So, what do you think? A little bit of everything, right?

Creating these two cards was absolutely therapy for me as I was able to whip these babies up Friday night, while my DH was in Phoenix attending a special church service with our Pastor and the choir. It felt so good to be stamping..while my girls were stamping with me (for a little while, then I sent them to bed) and waiting up for my husband. God is so good...I tell ya!

Before I go for now I have some exciting new to share with you all that are happening over at ODBD starting at 8 AM on Saturday. Yes, this coming Saturday the 23rd. The brand NEW Challenge Design Team will be introduced and not just will have the chance to participate in a fun scavenger hunt/ blog hop, but shhhhhh don't tell anyone YET...there will be a special prize!!! But you'll have to go over to the ODBD Blog on Saturday to find it out more!!!

Only 2 more DAYS!!!!!

All right....I've got you all excited and I showed you 2 cards...I am off for right now. Have a fantastic looks like it is going to rain again here...but that is a good thing, right? The perfect weather to whip up a card or two,LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by...I love it when you come and visit me.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hello on this beautiful Tuesday.....

my stamping friend!!! As I have promised you I will be sharing a few more cards with you all this week that I made using some amazing sets by ODBD that were released this month. Since I showed off 2 a little more masculine cards yesterday, I am changing gears a little and share some feminine cards with you. You will love, love, love the DP I've used on them. Kelley started carrying some gorgeous S.e.i. papers and they are truly amazing. Have a look at my first card to see for yourself

Whoever Believes


Paper:PTI White, burgundy textured cs (unknown), S.e.i. Juliet flocked/velvety DP, S.e.i. Juliet First Kiss DP

Stamps: Baptism/Confirmation ODBD Mark 16:16

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany

Accessories: Nesties Fleur De Lis, Nesties Labels 9, Kaiser half pearls in rose, lots of 3D foam tape

You can not really see it in the photo, but both of the DP's have the same flowers on them so they go really, really well together. The BG DP is the velvet DP and truly feels like fabric and the one under the Fleur De Lis is kind of shiny looking and so gorgeous. As you can imagine it almost hurt to cut this gorgeous paper up ;D;D.

All right, on to # 2 for today for this card I chose some more Juliet DP in shades of rose, white and grey/silver....just like the other day with the simple "God Bless You" card here .

But for this card I brought out some yummy satin ribbon and some glass beads, LOL!!

God's Love

Paper: PTI White, PTI Scarlet Jewel, S.e.i. Juliet DP

Stamp: Confirmation Set ODBD Romans 5:5

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany

Accessories: Nesties Labels 9, white satin ribbon, handmade hat pin with glass beads in pink/silver, silver heart charm, frosted Dew Drops, double sided tape, foam tape

What do you think? Totally different from yesterday's cards yet I used the same stamp sets, pretty cool how versatile these sets are. Kelley has outdone herself on this release.

Thanks Kelley, love those sets!!!!

Well, I have a busy day ahead of me, so I'll have to go, but make sure you'll check back later this week for some more eye candy ;D;D.

I will also try to take a picture of some YUMMY Blog Candy that I will be offering as my Blogaversary is approaching fast!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a fabulous day.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy MLK day .........

my stamping friends. As this is a day a very important male of history is honored, I thought I'd share two masculine cards I made with the ODBD January newly released sets Baptism/Confirmation and Confirmation. I have told you all many times that I have a hard time creating more masculine cards as I love lots of embellishments and flowers and such, but these wonderful stamps sets allow you to focus on the scripture and symbolism more than anything else and I felt that they would work great for something more masculine. Have a look and see for yourself ;D

John 3:5


Paper: PTI Kraft, PTI True Black, DCWV La Creme

Stamps: ODBD Baptism/Confirmation John 3:5

Ink: Kraft, VersaFine Onyx Blak

Accessories: Nesties Large Deckled Rectangles

Kraft hemp cording, silver Ichtus, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

That is it for number 1 now on to number 2

another simple one but a little more texture as I embossed the BG.

A masculine Cross "God Bless You"


Paper:PTI Vintage Cream, SU Chocolate Chip

Stamps: ODBD Confirmation

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa (for the sponging) and Chalk Box Chestnut Roan (for the stamped images)

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches, Nesties Megabilities Curved Rectangles, antique copper mini brads and eyelet, antique copper Dove

What do you think, do these two cards pass as masculine? As you can see very simple cards but yet the impact they make is remarkable as the scripture of the first one says so much and in the second one the symbolism of the cross is just well, so much said without words!!!

This is it for me for right now, make sure you check back this week as I have a few more creations to share with you ;D.

Thanks for stopping by today. It truly means a lot to me when you come and visit me.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Good Saturday morning....

my stamping friends!! I have a few cards that I made over this past week and I have one today that I'd like to share with you. Kelley, over at ODBD has this fantastic DP by S.e.i. and it is called Juliette, yep, it is an entire series of absolutely yummolicious paper. Since I wanted to focus on the paper for this card I did not add very much else.

See for yourself

God Bless You


Paper: PTI White, unknown textured burgundy cs, S.e.i. Juliette DP and Secret Rendevous available at ODBD

Stamps: Dove and God Bless You from the Confirmation Set

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Silver Ink by Studio G

Accessories: Nesties Standard Circles Large, pearl Dew Drops

Another pretty simple card...but as I said above I wanted this one to focus on this gorgeous designer paper.

Well, this is it for right now, I have a pretty busy day ahead of me.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Hey and good Friday morning.....

my stamping friend!!! I have a fun little baby card to share with you all today. I have used this gorgeous new stamp set from ODBD called Noah's Ark. Goodness, did I have fun creating this one. I am usually not a bold colors kind of girl but this fun stamp set lead itself to it as I wanted to use some paper that would work for a boy or girl (we have two ladies pregnant at church right now and neither one knows what they are having) so I went for the unisex choice ;D.

I've got to use some of my Copics.....but don't be to hard on me....I am still trying to figure them out and I only have like 40 markers. :D:D

Have a look

Noah's Ark bold and bright

Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, SU Certainly Celery

Stamps: ODBD Noah's Ark

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China and Fired Brick

Accessories: Nesties Petite Ovals Large, lime green grosgrain ribbon from my stash, Sakura Glaze Pen (used on the waves) Yellow buttons and Cranberry Dew Drops

What do you think? Does this card work for both a boy or girl? I know it is bright...but seeing most of the new bedding and room decor for kids....they are way past the baby pink and baby blue! ;D

Thank you so very much for stopping by today, you gals always make my day and I love reading about what you think about my humble creations. I read each and every one of your comments...kind of like my daily dose of reading :D:D.

Talk to you all later...have a fabulous day!!!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Me again.....

here is the post of my other ISC cards I was telling you all about yesterday. For this card I chose some more masculine colors, well, according to my hubby they are not masculine, but if it is not blue it is not masculine to him ;D.

Happy Valentines Day


Paper: PTI True Black, SU Riding Hood Red, PTI White

Stamps: With all my Love ISC

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Accessories: Nesties Scalloped Hearts, Marvy Uchida small scalloped heart punch, Recollections silver half pearls, Darice red crystal heart, Nesties Petite Ovals Large

This is a pretty simple card....but simple sometimes does the trick. What do you think?

How about another card? This one is so not your typical Valentine colors...I actually used some of the new digi paper it is called Distressed Warmth and perfect for a man color ;D

Check out my card

# 1 In My Life


Paper: PTI KRaft, ISC digi paper Distressed Warmth

Stamps: I {heart) for You ISC

Ink: Palette Moulin Rouge

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder heart blocks, med. corner rounder, Making Memories pewter brads and photo turn, Fiskars paper crimper ( I had to dust that thing off ;D)

Well, this is it...another totally SIMPLE card. I kind of like how the green and red compliment each other. The green is IRL really not that bright ;D.

Oh, a little enabling.....these newly released sets are on sale right now....go check it out!!! All you have to do is click in the name of the stamps I used and it will take you straight to the ISC website.

All right now.....two posts in one day...wheew.... I hope I did not bore you.

Thanks again for stopping by and making my day.


Happy Wednesday afternoon....

my stamping friends!!! I have a card for you that I just made this morning. While getting my daily dose of blogging updates from my friends out there in blogging land one update jumped at me and it was one from the ODBD Blog In that post Betty aka Stamping to the Wright is announcing that she will be doing a special challenge bi-weekly. I couldn't wait and read the details and went to work ;D. Here is my humble card I made for this challenge which is called "Stamping in Time On Assignment With Betty" SNTODBD01 I chose the Scripture Collection 1 as my stamp set and from there I picked Ecclesiastes 3:1.

To everything.... there is a season......

Paper: PTI VIntage Cream, Bazzill textured cs shades of green, Basic Grey Origins

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, SU Certainly Celery

Stamp: Scripture Collection 1 Ecclesiastes 3:1

Accessories: Nesties Labels 5 + 9, Maya Road Trinket Pins Vintage Pearls, Kaiser half pearls in Champagne, satin ribbon, Prima Woodstock flower, foam tape

For those of you that like challenges this is the challenge for you as this challenge only takes place every 2 weeks and the best part....if you upload to SCS or your Blog and add the link with your comment on ODBD Blog you have a chance of winning a $ 15.00 gift certificate that can go towards a stamp purchase over at the ODBD store . How cool is that?

Well, I am off to link my creation :D:D.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Love is in the air!!!!

Hi all, today is release day over at Innovative Stamp Creations and let me tell ya.......some fun stamp sheets ( 2 of them) are being introduced today. The new Stamp lines truly have a little bit for everyone !!!

The names of the new January line are

I Heart for You!

With all my love

I have a few sample to show you today as I did not do a sneak peek this month...sorry!! ;D

Here is my first one



Paper: PTI white, SU Riding Hood Red

Stamps:" I heart for you" ISC for the solid frame and flower and "With all my Love " for the word Love

Ink: VersaMark, Ranger embossing powder "Rich Red", VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Sparkle embossing powder (frame), Palette Moulin Rouge (also on the bold frame)

Accessories: Recollections silver half pearls, Darice crystal heart, 2 tone satin ribbon from my friend Jami (thanks girl!!!), Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, round crystal brad (Making Memories I believe), Studio18 red round crystals (Michaels) Tim Holtz distressing tool

Now on to a little more non-traditional Valentine's card. For this card I've got some use out of my Cricut Expression, even if it only for 2 letters,hehe.

For this card I used the "With all my love" stamp sheet.

I {heart} U


Paper: PTI Kraft, Crafty Secrets Earthy (checkered paper)

Stamps: With all my love ISC (script BG and flourish heart )

Ink: Palette Moulin Rouge, Versa Mark, Ranger Rich Red embossing powder

Accessories: Cricut Expression Printing 101 cartridge for the letters I + U, Fiskars edger punch threading waters, saddle stitched grosgrain ribbon, Studio 18 red crystals (Michaels) foam tape

These are my sample for today's release but the other gals have been putting on their thinking hats and let me tell will be blown away by their creativity, so head on over to see what

KAT aka Kathy Tucker

Connie McCotter

Joanne Grzelak

Julie Warner

Karen Dunbrook

Wendy Weixler

cooked up for you. But wait, before you go I have to share some more news with you all. ISC is offering two different digi papers. So you can get an idea, I will show you one sample I made today and another one make sure you come back tomorrow, all right?!

Take a look at this one...the digi paper is used on the BG

Matthew 7:7

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Chocolate Chip, ISC Digi paper" With all my love"

Stamps: ISC Thoughtful Verses Matthew 7:7

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Nesties Labels 6, Nesties Petite Ovals Large, pink sheer ribbon from my stash, pink Dew Drops, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, Maya Road Vintage Pearl pin, Prima Fairy Tale flowers

I am sorry I could not capture the colors of the digi paper better, but it has shades of pink, cream and brown in it. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you'll get a better idea ;D.

O.k. this is it for sure now....sorry this was such a long post. Thanks so much for stopping by today and please make sure you go over and see the other Creative Architects for they have some awesome creations for you.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for some more eye candy :D:D.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Saturday......

my blogging friends!!! Today is the day that you can get your ODBD stamps out and participate in a fun challenge that Chris has come up with. She is challenging us to put brown and punches or dies on our creation. This challenge will run from today, 9.January 2010 until 23.January 2010 8 PM EST, so you will have quite some time to put on your thinking hat and get those ODBD stamps inked up :D:D.

Edit: Please forgive me.....NEWBIE error ;D, but I forgot to say that you can participate using ANY stamps, but if you have ODBD stamps please show us how you use them :D. Another point....if you don't have a Blog you can use your SCS gallery, simply add the code: ODBDC110 standing for Our Daily read Designs Challenge 1 (JAN) 10 (2010), which will ensure that we get to see your wonderful creations all in one spot ;D.

But wait, since this is a challenge there is a prize....NO.....not just one prize but two. have heard right, 2 participants have the chance of winning a $ 15.00 gift certificate which you can use toward a stamp set of your choice in the ODBD store!!!! How awesome is that? So, let me show you what I came up with

God Bless You

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Creamy Caramel, PTI Rustic Cream

Stamps: ODBD set Confirmation

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, Nesties Petite Scalloped Ovals Large, Kaiser half pearls in chocolate, Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria, chocolate colored satin ribbon, foam tape, Copic markers E 47, E 35, E 21, E 33, G 99, G 21, BG 93

Isn't this Confirmation set absolutely amazing? I think this one might be my wait....I think I like all three new sets and they are so versatile....just perfect!!! :D:D:D

If you want to see what the other gals came up with check out the links below....but make sure you'll get yourself a cup of coffee or tea.....sit back and enjoy the show. A show of absolutely amazing art is being displayed and you'll get lots of inspiration ;D.

Lets start with Chris....our awesome challenge coordinator

Grace , Connie, Julie, Lorelie, Dawn Debi, Deb, Sandee, Christine, America, Becca , Kathy,

AngieZ, AngieC

and if you want to find out a little more about this challenge head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog there is everything in detail written down.

All right, this is it for me for right now. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend and that you will be able to play between today and the 23.January 2010 and don't forget to add your creation to Mr. Linky so we can check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hello on this sunny Wednesday afternoon....

my wonderful blogging friends. I have a card for you all that I made for the Mojo Monday #120 challenge. Goodness, I am so far behind with everything, but I promised myself that I will try harder this year to at least participate in some challenges. For this card I used one of the new releases from Our Daily Bread Designs which is called Confirmation. If you have a look at the set itself you will find that you can use it for many more occasions than just Confirmation. See I am German and in Germany, if you are Protestant you go through Confirmation. It was pretty cool as you have to go through 2 years of studying once a week (that's how it was for us where I grew up ;D) so when you graduated from Confirmation class you had a test in front of the entire church and a side effect of it was that you where showered with gifts. :D:D that was the cool part about for me, hehe!!! So,.in Germany we need this stamp set badly :D, but even here I understand some religions have a Confirmation. We are Pentecostal and go to a Church of God in Christ, so we don't have it. But back to my card........I followed this sketch and I used one of my all time favorite Basic Grey paper pads called "Porcelain" Most of the papers are really feminine and go so well together.

Have a look


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Basic Grey Porcelain, SU Apricot Appeal

Ink: Palette ink Moulin Rouge, Chalk Ink Bisque

Stamp: Confirmation from ODBD, Romans 5:5

Accessories: Nesties Classic Scallop Circles Large, Prima flower, golden bead end caps, red seed beads, natural colored crochet lace from WalMart, apricot colored satin ribbon (my Mom sent it to me from Germany :D), foam tape and 3D foam dots

What do you think? If you care to find out more about the Mojo challenge head on over here..these girls come up with some awesome sketches

This here is this weeks challenge sketch

Well, this is it for me for right now. Thanks so much for stopping by today, it truly means a lot to me.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year......

my blogging friends and welcome to my first post as one of Our Daily Bread Designs Guest Designers!!! YEAH, I am super excited and today is starting off right as we have a fabulous Blog Hop planned for you all!!! You can win some amazing prizes.

So, if you got here from Angie Z's Blog you are in the right place! If not, you might want to go back to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and start the hop from there! We are kicking off the new year with the release of three new sets, perfect for Baptisms, Confirmation, and New Baby cards! Three blessed hoppers will be chosen randomly to receive One Set of THEIR CHOICE! All you have to do to be eligible to win is complete the hop, leaving comments on each blog, especially mine, since this is my first Hop as part of this amazing team ;D, and returning to the ODBD Blog and leaving your answer to the question there by Monday, Jan. 4 at 8PM EST.

The question will be posted on the ODBD blog, but here's a tip.. as you are hopping along, take note of your favorite set and what you like best about them! Did I mention there will beTHREE WINNERS?!!

There are some pretty exciting things happening at ODBD and one of them is that
Our Daily Bread designs has accepted a position as a Member Company on Splitcoaststampers!Please visit the ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10! If you do, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store! We have a many things planned including Challenges and a special Prayer Request area! I hope to chat with you over on the ODBD Forum on SCS! Speaking of Challenges, we will be having a weekly challenge! The weekly challenge will be posted on the SCS Forum as well as the ODBD Blog. That means more prizes and awards, and fun for all!!! More on that shortly... stay tuned to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and the SCS Forum for further details. For now... just be sure to be back on Jan 9 when our first Challenge of the New Year will kick off! OK... this was business on to the card I want to share with you :D:D

I was thinking hard and wanted to make a special card for my first ODBD as Guest Designer, so have a look

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.......

Paper: PTI white, Bazzill textured cs in a shade of green (not sure of the exact colors as it is a "shades of green pack")
S.e.i. DP Juliette Collection "Sweet Perfume Pearl" , this is the backside of it and can be found here

Stamp: January 2010 release Confirmation (link will be added 1.January) 2 Corinthians 13:14

Ink: SU Mellow Moss

Accessories: Nesties Labels 5, Zva crystal flourish, All Natural white mini paper roses, silver heart button (from my stash), white crochet lace (from Joanne's I believe), crystal effect to attach the button, 3 D foam tape, double sided tape

I love all of the new releases and you will see several more cards from me ;D.

WOW, that was one long post wasn't it? Thanks for listening though and now make sure you head on over to America's Blog, America is another Guest Designer and amazing artist, but before you go I'd love to hear what you think about my card, all right?

Thank you so very much stopping by today and for sticking with me.

Have a fabulous first day in the new year.