Monday, November 28, 2011

Tall Enough

Last week I posted a layout titled "Not Yet Tall Enough".  Well I'm happy to report that now he is tall enough, in fact he's taller than me :).  But you'll never catch me on those rides LOL.

Looks like he was having a great time!!

A little tip...Don't want to spend the money on those overpriced ride photos at the theme park??  Take a photo of the viewinig monitor and capture all the action for the cost of a print.  

Club Scrap Patterned Paper
Karen Foster Designs Rub Ons & Stickers
Quickutz Ticket Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks...with a grateful heart

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!  We all have so much to be thankful for.  I have been so blessed that if I began to list everything I am thankful for, this post would never end :). So I've decided to just list the top 3...

     I am thankful that God is the head of my life, that He will never leave me nor
     forsake me, and that I am growing in grace each and every day.
     I am thankful for my 2 Tims who love me unconditionally and bless me more
     than they'll ever know.

     I am thankful for my parents who raised me according to Proverbs 22:6...Train
     a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. 

What are you thankful for?  Take a few moments today to reflect and give thanks.

MAMBI patterned paper and stickers
Bazzill Cardstock
ODBD Our Daily Bread and Scripture Series 2
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Versafine and Mememto Ink

Now I know that after Thanksgiving we're all up for a sale.  Our Daily Bread Designs is having a "We Give Thanks to God" special with 10% off and free shipping.  Check out this post on the ODBD Blog  to see some beautiful "Give Thanks" cards and layouts from the ODBD design team and to get all the details of the sale.

May you enjoy your Thanksgiving Day and don't forget to Give Thanks!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Not Yet Tall Enough

Today's layout is about a visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the summer of 2006.   Upon entering the park, there is a station where they measure the kids and give them a color coded wristband which indicates which rides they are tall enough to ride.  TJ had just turned 9 and wasn't tall enough to ride any of the "bigger" rides. These photos made me smile while I was creating this layout as now my son is taller than I am.

Piggy Tales Patterned Paper
ODBD Seed Packet and Grow In Grace stamp sets
VersaFine Ink
QK Abigail and Studio fonts
LC Scalloped Rectangles die
Buttons, Floss

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back to find out when he is tall enough. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ODBD November Scrapbook Challenge

Hi Everyone!!  We're into week 2 of the November Our Daily Bread Designs Scrapbook Challenge.  This month's challenge is a color challenge inspired by the beautiful colors of autumn.  Your challenge is to create a layout of any size and theme using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and this photo as inspiration.

Use any or all of the colors.  Feel free to add basic colors such as brown, black or white and have fun with it!

For my layout I used the Large Scrapbook Words and Randi's Song stamp sets.

I did all my stamping on manila tags that I colored with Tim Holtz Autumn 2011 Seasonal Series Distress Inks.  I die cut the leaves from white cardstock and colored them with the inks as well. I tied the tiny bow on the "Blessed" tag using the small Bow Easy tool.  It was my first time using this tool and it makes tying the perfect bow so easy.  The leafy swirl and leaves were cut using Cheery Lynn Dies.  I'm really liking the intricate cuts you get from this line of dies.

Club Scrap Patterned Paper and Cardstock
ODBD Large Scrapbook Words and Randi's Song stamps
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and SM Leaves #1 dies
Maya Road Trim
Wrights Hem Tape
Queen & Co. Gems
Tim Holtz Autumn 2011 Seasonal Distress Inks
VersaFine & Memento Inks
Paper Reflections tags

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 Wednesday November 30th, 6:00 PM EST. 

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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baking Cookies

Hi everyone!  I'm back, refreshed and ready to get back to creating, after spending 4 days at a women's conference at Sandy Cove Ministries in Northeast, MD.  Sandy Cove is a wonderful place.  If you ever get a chance to attend a retreat or conference there definately go, you won't be disappointed.  I'll be sharing some layouts from the conference in the upcoming weeks.

Today I'm sharing a Christmas layout using the Sweet Christmas Wishes stamp set from the Our Daily Bread Designs November release.  Even though this is a Christmas set,  the image and scripture can be used for any baking layouts.

DCWV and Creative Imaginations patterned paper
ODBD Sweet Christmas Wishes stamps
QK Label die
Lifestyle Crafts Hello. Goodbye. font
Spellbinders Labels 22 Nestablilites
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaFine Ink
Gems, Buttons, Krylon Gold Pen

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!