Sunday, September 21, 2014

FS398 Closed Doors

This weeks Featured Stamper 398 is a little sad as my sweet friend and hostess Bridget is stepping down as host. We will miss her dearly and as a little send off we have chosen her as this weeks Featured Stamper as a thank you for all her work. Join us in saying best wishes and hope you can case some of her beautiful work.
I would like to share a little about this beautiful lady. Bridget is one of the sweetest sisters in Christ you will ever meet. If you have a chance to chat with her you will feel the love of God instantly. She has an incredible ability to make you feel loved and like you have been friends since you were children. Bridget has on more than one occasion prayed for me and my family or encouraged me in some way. Her friendship is one that stretches beyond the computer monitor.  :-) Besides the talent God gave her to the ministry, she is an amazing crafter. Her work speaks for itself and something that I have admired for a long time. Bridget has the smallest details that add charm and elegance to go with her incredible coloring skills!  Check out her gallery and see for yourself!


How do you case Bridget? This is what I kept asking as I scrolled through my favorites of pretty much most of her gallery. ha ha  I choose this creation Tea Rose and sad to say I did not do it justice. This is an old set I dusted off called Old tea Rose. I kept the same layout over all, similar papers, sponging, flower and buttons. Changed the paper, ribbon, some colors and added a sentiment from Sentiment Set 3. Voila!  Hope you can play along today.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fishy Present


Saturday... whohoo!!!  We don't have much to do today other than yard work but I stepped inside to stamp for a bit. These sweet guys are called Fishy Present-Penguin Borthers from WOJ. I have them stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. Some scrap designer papers for the background and pulled out the Snowflakes Trio Die-Light for some added charm. Voila!!!  Okay back to yard work! Hope you have a wonderful day.


Friday, September 19, 2014

ODBD is sew wonderful

Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs rewind of our September release. We sure have some beautiful creations from everyone to share. You can always check out the ODBD Blog for a list of all the creations. 
My creations are two fold as they are projects and gifts rather then a standard card. My first one is a gift bag with cards inside for a friend using stamp set Stitches that is stamped on white card stock and die cut using ODBD Custom Elegant Ovals die. I layered the sentiment panel onto the gorgeous new ODBD Custom Doily die creamy pink card stock. Created a banner like base using more creamy pink card stock and ODBD Custom Soulful Stitches collection card stock. Added some white crochet lace and ribbon across the top and some flourished jewels. Voila!


Next is an easel calendar that can be displayed easel style all year long. Two of these were made as my mom wanted one and I sent one to display at the ODBD Shows that we do. The base is a celery card stock with ODBD Custom Soulful Stitches Collection paper with added faux stitching around the edges. My sentiment is from stamp set Stitches die cut with Elegant Ovals again and sponged around the edges before I removed the die. Added some lace trim, my mini calendar and some rosets. Voila!


Check out the fabulous Bread Sticks creations today:

Chris Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori 
Sandee * Dawn * Paula * Stacy * Wanda








Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A perfect day we hope



Maya is such a sweet little girl image and makes me smile when I color her. This is called Maya's best friend that is stamped on white card stock. Colored with various Copic markers. Added a simple layer of white crochet ribbon and twine combo. Her main panel is die cut with Spellbinders Circles with a Die-Light Charming Doily under neath. A few of my Pat primas and jewels for my sentiment from General Sayings 2. Voila! 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Recipe book anyone

Good morning! Today I am going to share a project that I created for Our Daily Bread designs using the Chipboard Recipe book that can be found HERE. These make for wonderful gift ideas for family, weddings or even graduates moving out on their own. This one is a family favorites recipe book with some of our favorites. 

This is the front of the recipe book. Each page is covered with a base designer paper of large or small dotted paper adhered with glue and tape. The tab Appetizers is using ODBD Custom Elegant Ovals die that I have wrapped across the top so that it has the tag on both sides. Appetizers sentiment is from stamp set Recipe Tags Categories which is perfect for the book sections. Recipes in the center is also die cut and stamped on the Elegant Ovals die. The base background you will notice is the shape of a recipe card from the ODBD Custom die Recipe and tags set. Stamped the silverware stamp from Recipe Icons to the base and adhered to the chipboard cover.  Added my little wooden rolling pin up on dimesnionals and some flourished pearls with loads of rosets from Pat. 


Turn the page over and here are two different ways I created pockets for the recipe cards. First is my appetizers that has a ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders die cut layer in pink adhered to white card stock. A few more rosets to the corner and some jewels. You can probably fit about 6 recipe cards in here rather snug and be okay, if you wanted to fit more you would want to over lap your pockets a few inches and have two pockets. The Desserts (Yes I put the favorites up front hee hee) is using a side pocket of the ODBD Custom Doily die that has a darling cupcake from Baking Gift Tags stamp set. This pocket is from the side and can fit about 4-5 recipe cards. Tied off a charm and pink ribbon bow and a roset center. 


My next page is for Breads and Rolls, yumo!  The recipe card has another of the Recipe Icon stamps in the corner along with the stamped lines from Recipe Card Lines stamp. Makes it really easy to transfer recipes when the lines are stamped on the cards. Another little pocket created with ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders die


My easy peasy recipes using Crock Pot tag from Recipe Card Categories stamp set with a pocket from of the awesome ODBD Custom Ornate Hearts die with a center scallop circle using Baking Gifts tags stamp set and ODBD Custom Recipe and Tags Die. Lots of bling through out and these awesome rosets from my sweet friend Pat! 
That's it from me today we have a busy busy week. Hope you are inspired to create your own recipe book. Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

FS367 Note of Gratitude

This weeks Featured Stamper 367 is Jennifer aka Mothers Daughter. Wonderful gallery with loads of creations for everyone's style. I choose this Happy Birthday card to case. I kept the white textured layers, decorative oval shape, a red flower. I changed the stamp, moved my sentiment, added pearls  and changed my textures.

This is a free digital image called Tuberose from Digital Two for Tuesday's blog. She has some wonderful images on there for all you digi girls.  ;-)   These are printed on heavy white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I layered my ovals and added dimensionals to the back. This textured plate had not been used in a while so I pulled that out today and added some sparkles which is really hard to see in the photo. A few pearls and voila!  Hope you can play along this week! Have a great day.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Tulips for January

Today is Friday and whohoo for the weekend! The boys first game got cancelled last night by the other team.  :-(  So we have another week of practice before the first game, nothing wrong with that. Busy weekend for us which is not a surprise. DH looked at the calendar and said is there any day free the next few months.  I just giggled. Anyways.... Been working on some special requests lately and this is one of them. An altered clipboard with a 2015 Calendar.


This was super easy to create and makes for a great gift. If you are interested in seeing how I altered this or want to create your own check out my Altered Clip Board Tutorial. I stamped the tulips from Dynamic Duos on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Once colored I carefully cut around them and added dimensionals to the back to pop them up. A few scattered rhinestones and voila!

Be sure to post your Power Poppy Creations on the Blog and enter for your chance at winnings. Check out the blog and all of the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller


HERE’S HOW TO PLAY: All you need to do is use the linky below (we'll be using the same linky all month long) and share a new Power Poppy creation. Just that simple! It can be anything — a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards, ANYTHING! We love to see what you’re making.

OFFICIAL RULES: Use Power Poppy Stamps on your creation! You CAN combine challenges — we love to see just how creative you can get using our stamps! Link up your creation using the Linky below Mention the Peep of the Week challenge in your blog or gallery post with a link back to this blog post! We’ll accept entries up until Thursday @3PM EST and will announce the Power Peeps of the Week next Friday for our Peep of the Week post.