4/10/2017

Blooming with Die-Cut Flowers Challenge - ODBDSLC284



     Today, I have a card for the monthly challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. The challenge this time calls for die-cut flowers. 
     I began by heat-embossing and die-cutting the basket. I adhered it with foam tape. Then, I started making flowers.  I wanted a big ole basket full of them because the lady getting this card is very special to me. Each flower is two flowers that I glued together to make a fuller flower. I used epoxy dots for the centers and confetti dies to make my vines. 

     Here's the stamps and dies I used. And, all from ODBD!
          Stamps:
               Basket of Blessings H618
               Sentiment - free-with-purchase stamp (free stuff for
                    shopping with ODBD - can't beat that)
          Dies:
               Double Stitched Rectangles CBD123
               Easter Basket CBD152
               Asters and Leaves CSBD57
               Grunge Cross (confetti) CSBD152
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     There is still oodles of time left to get a card in for the challenge. Here's a link to the rules:

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/odbdslc285-spring-has-sprung-blooming.html
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     Thanks so much for stopping in today! I'll look forward to seeing your cards on the challenge post.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela    

3/14/2017

Anything Goes Challenge - ODBDSLC284


     Today, I have a card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. I love working with their stamps and dies. It's such a nice way to share my faith.
     I used these ODBD stamps and dies
     
          Pennant Flag Verses, ICS62
          Double Stitched Rectangles, CBD123
          Double Stitched Pennant Flags, CBD135
          Fancy Foliage, CSBD33

     The beautiful watercolor paper is from Momenta (26643). The paper is so beautiful that I had it for a couple of weeks before I could bring myself to actually cut it.
                         
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     There is still oodles of time to get your card into the ODBD challenge. Why don't you come play with us!?! I say as if I owned the company! I don't. I'm just a big fan!!!
     Here's a link to the rules. 
     Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll look forward to seeing what you create,

Pamela

3/13/2017

Thank You Card - Stack-a-holic Challenge, March 2017


     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Card Challenge at DCWV. I love how this card turned out. Working tone-on-tone is one of my faves although I did use cream and dark turquoise with my lighter turquoise. I used pre-folded, textured card blanks from a Winter Collection of DCWV Box of Cards. The collection is marked Winter, but I think most of the colors in the collection work equally well for spring.
     I mostly give thank-you cards. People just love it when you recognize even the smallest things they do for you.

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     I started with a light turquoise card blank. I used another card to die cut my top panel, sentiment tag and swirly embellishment. I grabbed the butterflies from a $1 bin at a craft store. I used chalk ink to stamp my sentiment because I wanted a softer feel for this card. I know the person to whom I'm sending it will love these soft colors.

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     There is still plenty of time to get a card in for this month's challenge. Visit DCWV's Facebook page for the details on how to play along. Here's a copy of this month's card sketch to get you started.
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     Thanks so much for stopping in, Pamela


3/12/2017

Great Grandparents, DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, March 2017



     Today, I have a scrapbook page for the Stack-a-holic Challenge at DCWV. I used the Beach House stack to create my page.
     I am excited to share that my page in last month's challenge was among the winners! Yay, for me!!! I was pretty excited because I have just begun to dip my toes into scrapbooking (you remember - scrapbooking without children).

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     These two lovelies are my great grandparents, Robert E. and Johnnie Ethel Kelcy Purves on their wedding day. Aren't they a beautiful couple!?! And, all that hair on Grannie's hair is really hers. I remember once when she was a very old lady, I saw her let down her silver braid and it brushed the floor. I don't think she ever cut her hair. I got my other grannie's hair - thin and baby fine. My braid is the size of a #2 pencil. Hahaha - sort of. Uhg!

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     There is still plenty of time to get a scrapbook page, with or without children, into the challenge. Check out DCWV's Facebook page for this month's info on joining in on the fun. Here's a sketch for the scrapbook challenge.

     Thanks so much for stopping in today. I'm off now to create a card for the card challenge,
Pamela




3/05/2017

Wedding Inspiration Challenge ODBDSLC283

     UPDATE: So excited and honored to learn that Our Daily Bread Designs chose my card as a Customer-Card-of-the-Day from all those submitted this past year as they celebrate their 9th Anniversary.

     Today, I have a card for the Wedding Inspiration Challenge on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. I love black and white cards for occasions such as a wedding or wedding shower.
     I used four die sets from Our Daily Bread Designs to create my wedding inspired card.

          Ornate Hearts CSBD53
          Asters and Leaves CSBD57
          Fancy Foliage CSBD33
          Double Stitched Rectangles CBD123

     I used clear gems accents to finish the front.
     I try to always finish off the inside of my cards by bringing some element from the front to the inside. Here's what I did with this card.

     Now, I normally tell you about all the time you have left to join in the fun, but I'm barely getting mine in on time because of computer problems. There will be a new challenge up soon. You can check out the rules and new inspiration here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
    
     Thanks so much for stopping in today. I always love your visits.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands. Pamela