Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lollipop Flowers

I've been admiring the beautiful handmade flowers that my sisters at Our Daily Bread Designs have been using on their cards and I've finally learned how to make them.  They are really easy and fun to make.  All you need is a little bit of satin fabric, a needle and thread, an embellishment for the center, a pair of scissors and a lighter.  I used buttons for my centers. Prima flowers like these are $5 for a pack of 2 or 3.  I made all 3 of these for about 50 cents.  If you search for lollipop flowers on YouTube you can find lots of tutorials on how to make them.   I embellished my layout below with 3 of the flowers.  The photo is of my husband and me in 2007.

Club Scrap Patterned Paper and Cardstock
ODBD Large Scrapbook Words, Scripture Collection 6, and Serve the Lord stamps
ODBD Crocheted Circle die
Recollections Gem Swirl
Satin Fabric, Buttons,  Gems

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be blessed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

CPC October Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  It's blog hop time over at Christian Paper Crafts.  This month's theme is "Give Thanks to the Lord".    When I heard the theme and saw the colors in the blog hop badge (on the sidebar) the first thing I thought of was Thanksgiving.  I used a photo that I took of my family at Thanksgiving dinner at our home in 2009. 

Bazzill cardstock
ODBD Scripture Series 2 stamp
Everything else - Me and My Big Ideas

Come join us on the Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop. The hop is open to members and non-members and there are some great prizes to be awarded.   Just click here to get all the details.  Make sure to go down to the bottom of the post so you don't miss any of the great projects.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Funnel Cakes

I've taken a whole new approach to scrapbooking.  I have so many unscrapped photos and unprinted digital photos that I've come to the realization that I'll never get caught up. So I've abandoned my practice of trying to finish a year at a time or an album at a time, and am just going to scrap what I feel like, in no particular order or theme, no rhyme or reason,  just whatever I'm in the mood to scrap at that moment.  So that being said, my blog will be full of more days upon days of vacation layouts (which I still haven't finished LOL),  no layouts covering an entire baseball season or a school year, you'll just be surprized because you'll never know what I'm going to post next. 

That being said,  my layout today is about funnel cakes, homemade ones that we made at my brother's house during a 4th of July visit in 2008.  One drawback to randomness is sometimes you can't remember when the photos were taken. LOL  There isn't a year in the journaling on the layout,  but I have since "researched" the photos and the year is 2008.  I did add it to the journaling but was too lazy to take another photo of the layout (smile).

Scenic Route Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
QuicKutz Letters

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

Friday, October 14, 2011


I'm  loving the Our Daily Bread Designs 2011 Christmas stamps so much that I'd like to share another layout using a couple of them.  This layout uses the Joy to the World Hymn  and the Joy Tree stamps.  The photos are from the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at our church in December 2006.  

Me and My Big Ideas Patterned paper
ODBD Joy to the World Hymn and Joy Tree stamps
K & Co. Gems
Spellbinders Labels Eight die
QK Jolly Font
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaFine Ink

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ODBD October Scrapbook Challenge

Hi Everyone!!  I'm back with the October Our Daily Bread Designs Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook Challenge.  This month's challenge is one of my favorites...a sketch challenge!  I love seeing all the different layouts that are created using the same sketch.  Your challenge is to create a layout of any size using Our Daily Bread Designs  stamps and the sketch below.

Have fun with the sketch...turn it, add some journaling or a title, change the number of photos, get creative!!!  Or you can use the sketch just as it is.

For my layout,  I  used the sketch as is and added a title, a journaling block and an embellishment.

I used a scripture and image from the ODBD You Are the Potter stamp set in place of one of the photos.  I stamped the scripture and image on a cardstock square and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  I love the new ODBD Joy Tree and I really wanted it to stand out, so I heat embossed it in black on green patterned paper and cut it into a Christmas tree shape.  The doily behind the Joy Tree was cut from patterned paper with the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die .  I really like doily dies as they allow you to make doilies in any color you want.  My journaling was done on a pre made journaling tag and I used QuicKutz dies to cut my title letters.

Anna Griffin Holiday Traditions Patterned Paper
Creative Imaginations Tradidion Journaling Tag
Making Memories Noel Lace
K & Co. Holiday Cheer Gems
QK Jolly Font
ODBD Joy Tree Stamp
ODBD You Are The Potter Stamp Set
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Ranger Black Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink
Prismacolor Pencils

To see all the challenge guidelines and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store click here.  The challenge runs through October 31st, 6:00 PM EST.

I hope you decide to join in this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.