Sketch Challenge ODBDSLC230

     Thanks so much for stopping by. Today, I have an Easter card for the Sketch Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs.
     Yes, I know pastels are the traditional color for Easter cards. But, the rebel in me came out to play today. So, here is a teal and cranberry Easter card. Please note that the pink diamonds are pastel-ish. LOL        
     I used a stamp from the Earth Verses (F494) collection from ODBD to make my card.
     Now, here's the sketch we had to work with this week and the link to play along with us. http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/odbdslc230-sketch-challenge.html
       I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  
    May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,

Scripture Challenge - ODBD's 7th Anniversary

     Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope your day is off to a great start!
     Today, I have a card for the Scripture Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs as they celebrate their 7th Anniversary.
     The scripture I chose for this card comes from the Friendship (B52) collection of ODBD stamps. I also used the Asters and Leaves dies from ODBD to make the mint green center of the 'flower'. I used additional die cuts from Spellbinders to complete the flower. The beautiful watercolor cardstock come from the Painted Petals stack from DCWV.  
     You can submit your own scripture card to ODBD. Check out the details here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/scripture-collection-stamp-sets-blog.html
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,


Sketch Challenge ODBDSLC226

     Sunshine is pouring into my studio today! Feels so good! Hope you have sunshine pouring in as well - especially hoping so for my friends living with so much snow of late.
     Today, I have a card for Our Daily Bread Designs' challenge.
      These are the products I used to create my card.
sentiment: Our Daily Bread Designs - No Words stamp collection - F515
cardstock:  Echo Park - We are Family collection
dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts - Create a Card - S6-010
gemstones:  DCWV - adhesive jeweled sheet

     Here's the sketch we had to work with and a link for all the details on the challenge.

     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,



DCWV Stack-a-holic Card Challenge February 2015

      Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you have someone special to love.
     I have two cards to share today. Both use the same sketch (below), but I need a feminine and a masculine card this year.
      Both cards use cardstock from the CANDY CANE LANE stack from DCWV. I just love finding ways to use Christmas papers in other ways like here with my Valentine's cards.
     As you can see in this feminine version I used the CLEAR ADHESIVE JEWELED SHEET also from DCWV. I love these sheets! So easy to cut and so elegant.
     I made the flowers using Our Daily Bread Design's Aster dies and Fancy Foliage dies.
      Now for the masculine version. The letters LYM stand for "love you millions" which my husband, Jeff, and I use to sign off on all our emails to each other. I used Fiskar's heart punch for the hearts on this card.
      And, here they are side by side.
     There is still plenty of time to create your own card and join in the fun over at DCWV. Here's the sketch we had to work with this month and a link for all the details to play along. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2015/02/februarys-stack-holic-challenge.html


 May the Lord be glorified in the work of my hands,


Anything Goes Challenge ODBDSLC224

     Thanks so much for stopping in today. I'm sending my exploding card over to Our Daily Bread Designs for their Anything Goes challenge.
     I started by cutting the top of my 5x7 card at two angles. It is a regular side-open card, but the two different sizes of pearls make it appear as an overlap-open. I used ODBD's Fancy Foliage dies and Asters & Leaves dies  to make my card. I added some pearl to the center of the flowers and then I hot-glued the cameo in place.  
     I made an exploding insert for the inside. As you can see I wrote a personal note on the bottom corner. Sorry about that. I forgot to take a picture before I signed it. This card is off to Mom today for her birthday.
      The deadline for this challenge is in just a few hours. Check out the challenge here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
     Hope your week is filled with friends and love and inky fingers!
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,