Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Life is Good!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’ve got some great news!!  I’ve been chosen to be a member of the inaugural design team for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge!  What is the Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Challenge?   It’s a weekly challenge to incorporate scripture or encouraging quotes in your art projects.  Each Wednesday a scripture verse or encouraging quote is posted on the WAW Challenge blog and your challenge is to incorporate it into your art projects during the week.  You can submit up to 2 projects each week to the challenge and at the end of the week there is a drawing for a prize from one of the blog’s wonderful sponsors.   You can read all the details and challenge guidelines here.

God has gifted each and every one of us with different talents and we are to use these gifts and talents to glorify Him.  The Word Art Wednesday challenge offers me the perfect opportunity to glorify God through the art of scrapbooking and I am so excited to begin my 3 month design team term in January
Today is WAW Challenge #8 and the Word Art is from Psalm 138:8

               The Lord will fulfill His purpose for you.

Please visit the WAW Blog to get your Word Art for this week’s challenge.   I couldn’t wait until January to get started so here’s my project  for this week:

Making Memories Patterned Paper
Making Memories Chipboard Tag
Creative Imaginations Epoxy Sticker
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
I hope you join me on the Word Art Wednesday journey.   Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ODBD December Scrapbook Challenge

Hi everyone!!  We're into week 2 of the Our Daily Bread Designs December Scrapbook Challenge.  Because December is a busy time of year and sketches are so easy and fun, we decided to challenge you to another sketch challenge this month! So your scrapbook challenge for December is to: create a layout of any size using ODBD stamps and the sketch below. Have fun with it! Turn it, add more than two photos, make a journaling box, etc. There are lots of fun things you can do with a sketch.

This month I decided to do an 8x8  heritage layout.  After my mom passed away, I found a small photo album that belonged to her mother.  The album is falling apart and I don't know who a lot of the people in the photos are, but I decided to scrapbook the photos to preserve a piece of my past.  This photo is of my grandmother, Ida B,  probably taken in the late 1920's.  The writing on the photo is hers.

I stamped my sentiment with a stamp from the new Little Things stamp set, part of the ODBD Blessings Collection.  The lace is actually a border stamp from the Serve the Lord set, cut out with the coordinating Crocheted Border die.  The coordinating dies make using stamped images on your layouts so easy.  Just stamp the image on a separate piece of cardstock, cut it out using the coordinating die and use it on your layout just like a die cut.  The doily was diecut using the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die and the patterned paper is from the Prima Printery 6x6 paper pad.  I inked the patterned paper a bit using Tim Holtz Distress and Colorbox Chalk Inks to add a little color.

ODBD Little Things and Serve the Lord stamp sets
ODBD Crocheted Border Die
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doiy Die
Prima Printery 6x6 Paper Pad
Prima Printery Jardinere and Avon Rose Flowers
Recollections Gem Flourish
Tim Holtz Distress and Colorbox Chalk Ink
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch

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 Saturday December 31st, 6:00 PM EST.

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

Monday, December 12, 2011


Don't you just love Stickles??!!  They make everything so sparkly.  A little Stickles can turn a plain patterned paper into something extraordinary.  For my 4th of July layout I added Stickles to the fireworks on the border strip to give them that extra sparkle. 

Patterned Paper & Stickers - some older stuff I had in my stash, not sure who makes it.
Quickutz Yogurt Font
K & Co. and Recollections Star Gems

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Hello Everyone,

Some of you have let me know that you are a little disappointed at the infrequency of my blog posts lately.  I am so humbled and grateful that you actually look forward to seeing my work on a regular basis and I am making a commitment to post more frequently.

Today's layout uses photos that were taken on 11/11/11.  TJ and I were at a local shopping center and we were surprized to see that they had already put up the Christmas decorations.  The pictures are the first photos I took with my new iphone  (thanks Tim :)) and I am really happy with how they turned out considering I wasn't sure of what I was doing LOL.  Can you believe that Verizon actually offers classes on how to use the phone?!

Autumn Leaves patterned paper      
ODBD Ornaments 2 stamp set   
Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments dies
Ranger Embossing ink and powder
gems, ribbon, buttons, brads

Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
QK and Lifestyle Crafts dies

Thanks for stopping by.  Be blessed.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs December Blog Hop

Happy December!!!  It's new release day at Our Daily Bread Designs and you know what that stamps and a blog hop!  I am honored to be representing the Scrapbook Team on the hop this month.  If you arrived here from Betty's blog, you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and hop from there for a chance to win one of several prizes and receive lots of inspiration along the way.

Here are the hop details:
The hop will run from 8 am EDT Dec 1 to 8 pm EDT Dec 2  and there will be prizes! Six blessed people will win one free stamp set of their choice!  Merry Christmas!! To qualify to win one of these prizes, hop to each designers blog and leave a comment. After you have completed the hop, return to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you have completed the hop, making note if there were any designers blogs that you couldn't comment on. In your comment include the answer to the question that appears on the ODBD blog. The winners will be announced on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog on December 3.

For my layout today,  I used The Word of God stamp set.   I love this set so much that I used all 4 of the stamps in the set on my layout.

I stamped the image twice, fussy cut both of them, colored one with prismacolor pencils and gamsol, and then layered the images with pop dots for dimension.  I stamped the 3 scriptures on journaling blocks that I cut from the patterned paper, embellished them, and used 2 different sizes of pop dots to adhere them in varying levels. The title was cut using Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts font dies.

ODBD The Word of God Stamp Set
Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Making Memories FA LA LA Brad, Tag and Buttons
Quickutz Rockstar Font Dies
Lifestyle Crafts Hello Goodbye Font Dies
Prismacolor Pencils
VersaFine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink

From here you will hop to Grace's blog. Thanks for hopping along with us. Enjoy the rest of the hop!