Saturday, December 3, 2016

Script Alpha- Joy


Hi Friends! 

Woohoo!  It's all about Alpha's at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! SNSS is starting off the month  of  December with a special offer on their Alphabet  Stamp Sets- Buy 2 and Get One Free (Dec 2 - Dec 15)!!  Alphabet stamps are perfect for Scrapbooking, Card Making, Home Décor as well as Bible Art Journaling!

Believe it or not, I am still creating Christmas cards, so I decided to use the brand new SNSS Creative Worship Alpha Script Clear Stamp (designed by Rebecca Rios) to create the "JOY" sentiment and paired it with the previously released SNSS Music To My Ears and SNSS Celebrate the Savior Clear Stamp Sets.

I love the font that Rebecca used for the Alpha Script design and since they are clear stamps, it is so easy to line them up to stamp! 


I hope that in addition to checking out the challenge sites, you will take a moment to stop by the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog or FB page- fabulous inspiration from my "sisters" on the SNSS Creative Team!

To create this card:

1), Create the smaller background panel using designer paper mounted onto espresso cardstock (I used some of my retired Christmas paper stash :-)).

2). Ink the SNSS Celebrate the Savior angel, poinsettias and holly images with black soot distress ink, stamp onto white cardstock and water color with ink from markers as well as direct coloring with the markers . 

Apply shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the angel’s wings, gown and white highlights with a white extra fine paint pen to the poinsettia centers.  Fussy cut the poinsettia, holly and die cut the angel with a stitched square die.

Lightly apply vintage photo distress ink over the entire angel panel, ink the SNSS Music To My Ears background image with black soot distress ink and randomly stamp parts of the background around the angel and apply vintage photo distress ink over the entire panel.

3). Ink the SNSS Alpha Script letters with cherry distress ink and stamp onto white cardstock, die cut with a stitched circle die and mat onto a split piece of espresso cardstock (also die cut with a circle die). Stamp the SNSS Music To My Ears image around the “JOY” and lightly apply vintage photo distress ink over the image.

4). Trim a piece of designer paper to 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” (again, I used retired paper from my stash), mount onto the 5 ½” square espresso card base, add the strip of cherry cardstock and adhere the stamped SNSS Music To My Ears  panel (per the sketch).

5). Add the stamped angel panel with dimensional foam and sentiment.

6). Add the cherry bow along with the poinsettias and pearls to finish off the card.

Thanks again for stopping by to visit-hugs and I hope you have a great weekend, my sweet friends!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2016 New Release!


Hi Friends! 

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2016 Release!  I love all of the stamp sets in this release- many different sentiments and fonts, something for everyone!

I know that you will not want to miss out on the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the ODBD Design Team and we would love to have you hop along with us- please see more details below...



I added a bit of purple satin ribbon and pearls to finish off this quick and easy card.



This card was fun to design! I love using the pre-cut and scored ODBD Fun & Fancy Folds- they save you so much time when you want to create a special fold card.  

Also, I was excited to see The Beatitudes as one of the new stamps this month.  I love this portion of Scripture and I think the font looks elegant and will be perfect for home decor as well as feminine or masculine cards!

We hope that you will be able to take the time to hop along with the rest of the ODBD Design Team- gorgeous inspiration from all of the “Breadsticks”:

Cathy * Grace * Kathy * Robin * Lisa 
Dawn * Sandee Angie * Julie (you are here) 
Sabrina * Chris Diana 
Lori * Anita * Helen

Prize Information:

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I had a great time designing both of these cards and I hope I have inspired you today :-)

I am also linking both of these cards to the Word Art Wednesday #258-#259 "Anything Goes" Challenge and the second card to the Watercooler Wednesday #95 "Special Folds" Challenge.  

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Chilly Merry Christmas



Hi Friends! 

Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card that I designed using Artistic Outpost (AO)  stamp sets, Sleigh Ride and Grunge Elements along with ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).

I had fun inking up this vintage image and incorporated the Sunday Stamps #SSC140 Sketch Challenge and the Inkspirational #122 “Chill” Challenge into the design (it looks awful chilly to me in their heavy coats and boots:-)).

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from my Design Team sisters on the AO Blog as well as the challenge galleries!

To create this card:

1). Distress the panel of ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper with a distressing tool and vintage photo distress ink, mount onto the espresso card base.

2). Repeatedly stamp the snowflake  images from the  AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with vintage photo distress ink onto a piece of rose cardstock, distress the edges, mount onto espresso cardstock and adhere to the card front.

3). Ink the standing children image from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, watercolor with distress inks and water-based markers and add highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.

4). Distress the edges of the stamped panel with a distressing tool and “age” the paper with a stencil brush using vintage photo distress ink as well as the large splatter stamp from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set.

5). Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the sentiment from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set and create the banner by hand.

6). Mount the focal image panel along with the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Die cut a few snowflakes from white and rose cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, “age” the paper with vintage photo distress ink and add to the card front.

8). Adhere a few pearls to finish off the card.


I hope I have inspired you with this quick Mixed Media Christmas card and thanks again for taking the time to visit!  Hugs and have a wonderful week, my friends!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

May the Spirit of Christmas


Hi Again Friends! 




If you have not had a chance to visit the ODBD Blog or the other challenge sites yet, I would encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Die cut and emboss the reddish-pink snowflake pattern paper from the ODBD SnowflakeSeason Collection 6x6 Paper Pad with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die,  mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto the red card base.

Ink the bell image from the ODBD Jingle Bell Time Stamp Set with red ink, stamp off before stamping onto a piece of white cardstock.

Ink the sentiment from ODBD Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set with the same red ink, stamp over the stamped off image from the step above and die cut/emboss the panel using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Die cut/emboss a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Lavish Layers Dies and set aside for a moment.

Die cut and emboss a few large and small snowflakes from white and red cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, tuck a large red snowflake behind the sentiment die cut panel, mount the sentiment panel onto the ODBD Lavish Layers frame and adhere a few snowflakes behind the frame as well as on top before mounting the panel onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Add pearls to finish off the card.


Again, I hope I have inspired you this monochromatic Christmas card!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends! 

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