Our Daily Bread Sketch Challenge ODBDSLC199

     I created this card for the weekly challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. This week we had to use a sketch to make our cards. I began by making the stamped background on white cardstock using Paper Inspirations Floral Flourish stamp and seafoam pigment from ColorBox. I matted each layer with seafoam cardstock from DCWV's Home Spun Stack, then stamped the sentiment using Our Daily Bread's Friendship stamp collection.
     Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. It means so much to me. If you want to play with us, there is still a little time left. The deadline is Sunday the 27th at 8pm EST. Here's a copy of the sketch and the address where you can get all the details about playing.


DCWV April Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE: Just found out my card made the TOP-10! This really is my favorite challenge each month. I highly recommend joining in on all the fun. You can see the other TOP-10 here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/04/aprils-stackaholic-challenge-top-10s.html
 Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you are having a fun day.
     Today, I have a card for the April Stack-a-holic challenge over at DCWV. I used The Coral Couture Stack to make my card. I just love the colors in it. It is one of my favorite stacks from them. I save every little scrap of it. And, a good thing too -- look at these tiny little flags. Scraps worked perfectly for this card.
     I created the flower-embellishment by fussy-cutting three of them from one of the pages in the stack. I layered them using foam tape to give the flower dimension and colored the center with a yellow marker.
     I love the sentiment too! I recently won a stamp collection (I Blank You A1S208) from Paper Smooches, and it has quickly become one of my favs.
     There is still plenty of time to get your own card in if you want to join in the fun. Here is the sketch and address where you can get all the rules and other details: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/04/aprils-stackaholic-challenge.html

DCWV April Stack-a-holic Scrapbook Challenge

          So nice of you to stop in. Today, I have a scrapbook layout for you - for Glenda. Glenda, one of my most precious friends, recently broke free of her earthly body. It was such a peaceful passing, and she was looking forward to the next part of 'living'. 
     I know the text box is hard to read in this picture. Here is what it says:
          Chicamiga, you go ahead of me now to the next part of living. May you rest there in peace -- well, maybe you won't rest. I can see you exploring and adventuring. My precious friend, your journey has just begun.

     Chicamiga is a word we made up by combining chica and amiga and always called each other by that. I really miss her. 
    I'm sending this layout over to DCWV's April Stack-a-holic challenge. I used The Handy-Dandy Stack to create my page. I printed all the text on white cardstock using my computer. I almost always use stamps for sentiments/text, but in this case I wanted a certain look that fit with Glenda's personality.
     There is still time if you want to submit a layout of your own. Here is the sketch we had to use and the address where you can get all the details.  http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/04/aprils-stackaholic-challenge.html


He is Risen with Pastels Challenge ODBDSLC198

UPDATE: I want to thank Our Daily Bread Designs for featuring my card. Lots of fun things going on over on their blog. Check out it here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
     So nice of you to drop in today. I am having a quiet, reflective day as I think about my Savior and His sacrifice. My latest card fits my mood today.
     I'm sending this card over to Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. The point of this week's challenge is to create a card using pastel colors that depicts the true meaning of Easter. As you can see, I used pastel greens and purples. I heat-embossed the sentiment (OBDB Earth Verses F494) that is a reflection of my own personal faith. I KNOW my Redeemer lives!
    Okay, great. Now I have the song stuck in my head - I know my Redeemer lives and ever prays for me . . . . I guess there are worse things that could be stuck in my head.
     Want to join us in the challenge? There is still plenty of time. Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/odbdslc198-he-is-risen-with-pastels.html


Shining the Light, Have Fun with ODBD Stamps Challenge

     Today I have a card for Our Daily Bread Design's Shining the Light challenge.
     The challenge here was a fun one- use only your favorite ODBD stamps! I love pottery so I knew right away I wanted to use the Pottery (#B121) stamp. The sentiment stamp is from the Friendship (#B52) stamp collection.
     I stamped the pottery using ColorBox's Red Barn chalk then fussy-cut the image. Using a very light hand, I colored just a touch on each pot with a marker that matched the card base. I used foam tape to adhere the pots to my textured panel. I used the same chalk to stamp the sentiment.
     There are just a few hours left to get your card in if you want to play with us. Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/anniversary-challenge-4-have-with-odbd.html
     Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great day.