Friday, September 27, 2013

Hello My Friend

Hello stamping friends. I hope that each and every one of you has a great start to the weekend! I am coming to you with a tag that I have made for one of my friends who recently celebrated her birthday.
As my inspiration I chose a tag I had spotted on Pinterest and the rest is history, LOL!

For the base of my tag I chose medium weight chipboard and attached card stock on the back of it and DCWV Designer Paper the Primrose pad on the front, well, which was all covered up in the process! ;D

I've used the birdcage and bird by Tim Holtz, painted them with shimmer paint and added a piece of white crochet lace to the bottom of the birdcage. Since the bird was eye-less, I gave her a tiny pearl eye and attached her with some foam tape. Around the sides and bottom of the tag I added various pieces of lace I had laying on my desk and then the fun began with LOTS of flowers. I have also used some metal on this all decked out tag in form of a painted key, a butterfly, wire and pearl/crystal sprays and two bling piecesand a filigree piece I painted with Gesso. Some seam binding and a sentiment tag cut with the Antique Labels and Border die by Our Daily Bread Designs. The sentiment is also from Our Daily Bread Designs and is from the Sentiment Collection this set! And to finish it off I sprayed the entire tag with homemade shimmer spray. I really wish my camera would pick it up.

And here is my tag

Hello My Friend


Paper: Medium weight chipboard, PTI Sweet Blush, DP DCWV Primrose Stack

Stamps: ODBD Sentiment Collection Two

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, THDI  Victorian Velvet

Accessories: Sizzix Caged Bird by Tim Holtz, ODBD Custom Die Antique Labels and Border , WOC Trellis roses, rosebuds, Mulberry roses, leaves, pearl sprays (Wedding section at Hobby Lobby), Recollections wooden clock piece, jewelry pieces, metal butterfly, key, seam binding in white, pin and a shade of green, lace trim, lace appliques, flat back mini pearl, homemade shimmer spray

Size: Base 5"x8"

And here is a picture of the inspiration from Pinterest

So, what do you think of my version?

I hope I was able to inspire you all today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seeing Light with your Heart

Hello stamping friends. Sorry I have been missing, I have had some more health issues. Today I am coming to you with a card I have created using Our Daily Bread Designs brand new Decorative Corners dies from the September release. If you have not checked them out, I encourage you to do so as they are super versatile. For my card I have chosen the smaller one of the two that you will receive in the set and this is what I have come up with

Faith is seeing the Light with your Heart!


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Recollections light  blue, DP Prima Delight

Stamps: ODBD Quote Collection 3 (March2013 release)

Inks: Steel Blue

Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies Decorative Corners, Spellbinders Labels 22, Decorative Labels 22, May Arts pink sheer ribbon, My Arts cotton crochet lace, Recollections half pearls and rhinestones, assortment of paper flowers, heart embellishment

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

So for my card I cut the smaller of Decorative Corners dies four times out of  Vintage Cream. Even though my card is 5.5" x 5.5" I did cut the very end of the die cut pieces off to make it more rounded. I then die cut the Decorative Labels 22 out of the light blue card stock, the Labels 22 out of Rustic Cream on which I stamped the quote from the Quote Collection 3 in steel blue. After applying all of my base layers I simply adhered the Decorative Corners pieces with wet glue, having the pointy corner face toward the middle, added the sheer ribbon and lace and then added the light blue layer and sentiment layer and finished it off with a bow, some flowers and pearls and rhinestones.

I hope I was able to inspire you today with my somewhat out of the box design, that corner dies don't always have to be used on corners.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Looking back at the ODBD September Release

Hello and happy Friday friends!  Can you believe it is September 20th, already? Wow, time flies! In today's post we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread Designs September release. For my project I have a fun card to share with you all. I have chosen to use the Apples stamp set and I have to be honest.... I LOVE this set and to make the image of this fabulous set the main focus, I have decided to make an easel card and this is what it looks like

Apples of God's eye


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Harvest Gold, DP My Minds Eye Remarkable, corrugated card base

Stamps: ODBD Apples

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

Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Classic Circles Large, ODBD Custom Dies Fancy Foliage, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry doily, seam binding, apple charm, lace, cotton cord, paper flowers

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

Isn't this stamp set gorgeous? I absolutely love it!

Well, this is it for me for today! I hope I was able to inspire you. To see more amazing creations done with the September release,  make sure you'll check out

Grace * Sandee * Chris * Julie * Cathy * Sabrina * Dawn * Lori 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a blessed and super creative weekend!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!

Hello and Happy Hump Day stamping friends! Today I am coming to you with a quick Christmas card I have made using one of Our Daily Bread Designs September Release stamps called "Jingle Bells"!
This card is another 4.25" x 5.5" card and I think it turned out pretty cool! The Jingle Bells image is of pretty good size and you really don't need much, have a look at my card and see for yourself

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!


Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Spring Rain, linen textured chocolate card stock, DP BoBunny Snowfall Collection

Stamps: ODBD Jingle Bells

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye

Accessories: Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Labels 18, ODBD Antique Labels & Border, ODBD Customs dies Elegant Ovals, Deco Art Snow Writer, Deco Art Glamour Dust, Recollections half pearls

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

This is my card share for today! I hope I was able to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing to get you started on your Christmas cards.

As always, I thank you for visiting me and leaving me some love. For those of you that do come to visit me and leave me a comment, I have a little surprise for you! As mentioned a few months back I will ever so often, out of the blue, put together a few surprise goodies for my followers and today is one of those times. If you leave me a comment and let me know if you plan on making your own Christmas cards this year or if you will buy them, you will have a chance to win a little something from me! So with that said, you will have until tomorrow night 9:00 pm MST to tell me!

Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

North Coast Creations September Release

Welcome to the North Coast Creations September New Releases!  

With Christmas right around the corner, this month the release is all about Christmas.

For my two projects I have created a card and a little gift box. Let me start out with the card.

Old Fashioned Christmas


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, DP My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Stamps: NCC Old Fashioned Santa

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

Accessories: Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Decorative Labels 28, cotton crochet lace, rhinestones, white gel pen

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

Now on to my second project. For my second project I have created one of the trusty old 2,5,7,10 boxes, we all know how to make those, and they are in my opinion the best little box ever created. It can hold  chocolates, a gift card, a purse charm and so on. Either way you use it, it will be a nice little gift. Here is what I have come up with

Don't open till Christmas


Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, DP Recollections Christmas pad

Stamps: NCC Santa's Sleigh

Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Victorian Velvet

Accessories: Spellbinders Parisian Accents, EK Success 1 1/2" circle punch, Decorative Border Punch, Mulberry flowers, ODBD Custom Dies Fancy Foliage, May Arts pink ribbon, white lace, flat back pearl trim, decorative pearl and rhinestone button, 

So, what do you think of my two projects? I hope I was able to inspire you today. 

To see more inspiration make sure you'll check out what

have come up with.

To make it more fun for you, we are also having some prizes up for grabs!

We will be choosing 2 winners who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store for stamps just for commenting on our Design Team cards! You have until September 17, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT to make a comment on each of our designers blog posts.  Our 2 random winners will be announced on the North Coast Creations Blog on September 18, 2013.

Well, this is it for me for today! Thanks so very much for stopping by!

Please don't be alarmed if you don't see your comment appear right away. I have comment moderation turned on as I get lots of spam comments, which are not really pleasing, but be assured that I will filter them out and your sweet comment will appear as soon as I get home from church.

Have a blessed day!


Saturday, September 7, 2013


Hello and happy Saturday stamping friends! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. It is a cloudy and sort of rainy day here in Southern Arizona and it feels a little like Fall today. So speaking of Fall, I have a very CAS card to share with you that speaks Fall to me. I grew up in Germany and my grandpa had a huge field with all kinds of fruit trees on it and a lot of other veggies and fruits. I grew up when the majority of veggies and fruits where grown in your own garden and to be honest those were the best veggies and fruits ever. Anyhow, on to my card, it is all about them apples. To start out I ran a piece of paper through my Big Shot in a Quickutz Apple embossing folder and a few dies, some gingham ribbon and voila my card was done. Have a look



Paper: Rustic Cream

Stamps: ODBD Apples

Inks: Memento Rich Coca, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Old Paper, Copics

Accessories: ODBD Custom Dies Elegant Ovals, Recipe Card and Tags, Jute Twine, Gingham ribbon

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

This is my very CAS card for today! I hope I was able to inspire you. Thanks so very much for stopping by.
I know I have been pretty quiet again, but I have been dealing with lots of migraine headaches and they are not fun. Ask my children, I am not myself when I get them, they will tell you, LOL!

If you could I'd appreciate a prayer or two that the doctor will figure out a medicine that does not make me sick.

Have a blessed and creative weekend!


Sunday, September 1, 2013

ODBD September Release

Hello and "Welcome" to ODBD's September release!

I have two cards to share with you all, so sit back and relax. :D

For my first card I have chosen the set called "Apples" and I must say, besides this super fun apples in a basket image, there are some amazing scriptures, that you can use by them self. To make it more interesting I also used another set of custom dies called "Fancy Corners" have a look and see for yourself

Seed of Faith


Paper: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Ripe Avocado, DP My Mind Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody

Stamps: ODBD Apples

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tattered Rose

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 20,  ODBD custom dies Elegant Ovals, Fancy Corners, seam binding, Recollections half pearls, rhinestone bling

Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

Aren't those corners amazing? I absolutely love them and they can be used in so many different ways.

Aright, on to my second card. This one is my first Christmas card for this year....yay.  I kept it very simple, you all know I love my embellishments, so I have been challenging myself to go clean and simple for a little while. Yep, just a little while. ;D

Here is my

Christmas bells ringing


Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewels, DP My Minds Eye Lost&Found Christmas

Stamps: ODBD Jingle Bells

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Aged Mahogany, Copics

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 14, Decorative Labels 22, Twisted Metal Tags & Accents, Deco Art Snow Writer and Glamour Dust (for my snow ;D) golden mesh ribbon, red and gold rhinestone

Size: 5.5" x 5'5" 

See, a very clean and simple card, but that is a good thing, as this one fits in a regular envelope and does not require extra postage. ;D

This is it for my contribution to this release, make sure you head on over and see what

Sandee * Grace * Julie * Sabrina * Chris * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Silke * Angie * Lisa * 
Audrey * Tosh

have come up with. If you have trouble leaving love on any of the Blogs, please make sure that check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. So you can enjoy all of the wonderful creations and get lots of inspiration.

Because we have not done a Hop in a few months, does not mean you can't win, no, not at all

Kelley will be choosing one random winner from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store  to be used towards the purchase of stamps.  You have until September 3, 2013 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the designers blogs.  The Winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 4th, so be sure to check back there to see if you have won.

Well, this is it for me for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you leave me a comment, please be advised that I do have comment moderation turned on and since it is Sunday, I will be in church for most of the day, but be assured that I will go through the comments left, just as soon as I have a chance.

Have a blessed day!

Hugs and blessings,