Tuesday, January 16, 2018

You Make Me Happy!

Hello friends!  I do hope you are all well and avoiding the flu this season, as well as all the other multiple things going around right now!   This certainly has been a tough flu season here and is not close to being over from what I hear... but we are thanking the Lord that we have avoided it so far! 

I do have just a hint of spring for you (even while we brace for a little snow storm to come our way over night).  I have some beautiful daisies, from the January release at ODBD.  The stamp/die duo set is "Call to Me".  I stamped, then die cut with the included die, and arranged on a white Doily Die Cut.  I also used a Leafy Edged Border die down the side of my card.  The paper is from the Plum Pizazz Paper Pack, and the sentiment from the Call to Me set is stamped directly on the design paper.  I few little sprigs were added (from the Lovely Leaves Die set which by the way is currently on sale), and a sheer bow was added to finish off this simple card.  

So that's it... a simple one but a fresh breath of spring!  

On a personal note I do cherish your continued prayers.  I continue to struggle with side effects of current meds and pain issues.  I truly do thank you for praying!  

I am working on my Bible Journaling and loving it more and more.  If you are currently doing Bible Journaling... would you just let me know that in the comments below?  I'm interested  in how you got started and what mediums you like to use the most?  I have two Bibles that I journal in.  One is the Inspire Bible, which has many illustrations already in it, but spaces to do your own as well.  It was a great way for me to start coloring in my Bible and in that one I have only used colored pencils.  However, as I "grow" in the art, I am now beginning to prefer working in my other Bible, which has space to journal in, and no illustrations done for me.  I love being able to bring out the verse or thought that the Lord laid on my heart from that Scripture reading... and I am stepping out with a little more courage to try my own art work.  So I have actually tried some watercoloring in that Bible, and I'm working on my lettering... which has a LONG way to go!  However... I am loving it!!! It has enriched my time with the Lord in so many ways... and has helped me remember better what I read.  Last Sat. we began a Bible Journaling class at my church... and I was so excited to find so many other women who also love this expression of worship!  So... if you live near me... feel free to come join us! Contact me for the details!   I'd love to hear your stories of your journaling God's word!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan. release look back....Oh my!!!

 Hello friends!  I hope you are all staying warm and healthy!!!  This winter has certainly offered some challenges for many already!  We are "hanging in there"... and thankful for every good day!

Today I have a couple more cards to share with you using the ODBD release for January. For the card above, I used His Love Endures Stamp/ die duo, Center Step Card Die and Center Step Layers, Lavish Layers, and the new Romantic Roses Paper Pack.  I love this center step die and adore the papers, stamps and dies!!! It was so simple to make!  I just cut my card and layers, adhered, stamped the roses, colored and die cut, and placed them on the mats I had made with the Lavish Layers dies.

For the card below, I used Call to Me Stamp/ die duo.  I also used Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles, Beautiful Borders, Fancy Foliage, and the Romantic Roses Paper Pack.  I stamped the flowers several times in the lower right corner with VersaMark on the blue paper in the pack, then heat emobssed them in white.  Then I stamped the Scripture verse the same way on a piece of Vellum, and overlaid it.  I then framed it using the rectangles and pierced rectangle dies.  I added the beautiful border to the top and stamped three flowers with London Fog Memento ink on white, lightly added just a tad of copic ink, and then cut the fancy foliage, arranged on the card and adhered.  I love how soft this is in person.  The photo does not do it justice but I futzed and futzed to try to get a better photo and could not capture it like I wanted to. The tiny teal ribbon is the only added embellishment.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my cards today!


Monday, January 1, 2018

The Jan. ODBD release!


Happy New Year to you all!!!

 Today I am sharing a project I created using Our Daily Bread Designs  January Release.  Our very own Diana designed and lettered these gorgeous sets!!!  We have also LOVED the new Center Step dies with the matching layers dies!!!  It catapults your time efficiency to the moon!!!  Needless to say, we are all excited to be playing with this month's gorgeous release!!!  **Please note that our contest giveaways have been moved to our Social Media Pages, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we will be posting special prize giveaways there!    Please visit the ODBD Blog for more info on these changes.

 My project uses the following NEW ODBD Products, which are linked to the ODBD Store:



I also used the following past releases: Ornate Ovals, Ovals, Lovely Leaves, Fancy Foliage and Flower Lattice Die.

For more inspiration using the January Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this change won't stop you all from coming to visit the designers blogs!

Wishing you a healthy, happy and blessed 2018!!!