Wednesday, May 16, 2012


    The challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs was to create a card using this photo as an inspiration.

     First you need to know that my DH and I had talked about going to a movie, but we were soooo relaxed  and enjoying the quiet time at home that we changed our minds.  With that in mind I was checking out the ODBD blog and saw this photo.......I was drawn to picture 4 BECAUSE of the caramel corn, yes, I had popcorn on the mind.  There is no way I can go to a show and not have a small bag of popcorn, since we hadn't gone to the show I was kind of missing getting my popcorn fix. As soon as I saw this picture my mind focused on the caramel corn......SO, the colors I chose were in the burgundy family and of course a lovely caramelly orange color, Mmmmmm! 
     I had a lot of fun making this card.  First I ran my DP through the Grand Calibur with an EF....then I took my Color Box gold and rubbed it all over the paper giving a nice highlight to the embossed pattern.  After stamping my sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs) on a circle I layered this on another circle and then placed those on top of that lovely 'caramelly colored' paper cut with the Lacey Circle Die.  I punched this same paper with my Martha Stewart Hydranga punches and edged them in Red.  Before layering them together I spritzed them with some Gold Shimmer Mist and then added some Champagne colored beads to the center of each flower with a drop of Glossy Accents.  I used my Cheery Lynn die to cut some leaves from some other DP and layered everything on my card, having rounded the lower edges of the layers.  
     The colors on this card are so rich and the flowers turned out absolutely beautiful with the gold spritz.  

Thanks for visiting:

Supplies:  Spellbinders Die, Cheery Lynn Die, Our Daily Bread Design Sentiment, DP, Embossing Folder by Spellbinders, Recollections Beads, Color Box Ink.

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Design Challenge, ODBDSLC 108

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A little birdie told me....


     I was inspired recently to try a new way to frame and layer.  First I cut my paper 5x 5 and used my Martha Stewart Punch around the edges.  Then I used a Spellbinders die to cut a circle in the center.  I used two other sheets of paper to make two smaller circles with the Spellbinders Circle dies and matted them all together.  I chose a simple image this time to place in the center of my card and then used pop ups below my 5 x 5 sheet to make it stand out from the image.  Since I haven't done anything like this I decided to keep the colors subtle.  The flowers are ones that I made, there is a picture tutorial you can click on in my tab bar above to see how I make them.  This is a style of card that holds a lot of possibilities with other images, papers, and embellishments.

Thanks for visiting,

Materials:  Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinders Die, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch, Cheery Lynn Leaf Punch, Studio 112 Stamp, Pearls, Cardstock, Pop ups.

Challenges:  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge 139

Friday, May 11, 2012

Da Man on the move....

     Yep, its 'Da Man' and he is on the move.  He has spent a little time here in Georgia but is getting ready to move on to meet up with someone special.  Hard to come by Da Man, he was part of the Wild Wild West set retired by Stampin' Up back in 2004, but there is a movement by some of us to try and bring him back for their anniversary - you can check those details out at the 'Bring Back Da Man' site at Splitcoaststampers. 
     I don't own this stamp, but because of the generosity of some lovey ladies I have some stamped copies of is only occasionally that I am able to play with him and bring him to life...the real thing would be so much better, hence the reason many of us want Him back!!!!
     Real cowboys do wear red especially when they are on their way to meet up with  their girl .... sigh..... hope she enjoys him.
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Materials:  Stampin Up RETIRED Wild Wild West Stamp, Copics, Cricut Wester, Ribbon, Crimper.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Birthday Tea

     Just love those Lily of the Valley stamps....I have a special birthday girl I intend to send this to (its a surprise so I can't share it right now).  These little ladies were such a pleasure to color and layer on top of bright colors. It was one of those days where I had everything out on my stamping table, Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Copics, and lovely, lovely colorful paper.......a card looking this nice on the outside needed an inside to match.

Thanks for looking,
Materials:  Lily of the Valley, Spellbinders, Mango Frost Matstack DCWV, Rhinestones, Ribbon, 

Challenges:  Simon Says, Their 3rd Birthday Celebration Challenge, 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Leibster Blog Award

Many thanks to Shelly N for presenting me with the Leibster Blog Award. 
How very thoughtful of her to think of me.  You can visit her blog for a whole lot of inspiration.

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear, but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany. Liebster, means favorite or dearest, and the Liebster Award is designed to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award, the recipient must pass it on to five more blogs of note.

Okay winners, here’s what you need to do.
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve recognition.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

The blogs I follow that I think deserve this award are:

Cards by Jan -
Joyfully Handcrafted (Joy) -
Betty's Stamps and Life Musings -
Tracy at Present Scraps -
Margaret at Cards and Cats -

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