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Friday, September 10, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs #13 Challenge

Hi! This week, each of the designers for the JPD team got to choose their own inspiration from the very cool website: Verve Music Group! The awesome sponsor for this challenge is Limelight Papercrafts. They have donated a Basic Grey Jovial 6x6 Paper Pad to the random winner of our challenge! Take a gander at this pretty collection: Jovial.
Here is my card based on the album cover for artist Theresa Andersson. The album is pictured above. The card was for my daughter's 23rd birthday. She has taken to country western dancing and is really getting good! Thus, the cowgirl theme. The pink designer paper is by Paper Studio and called Pink Gothic Stripe. I cuttlbugged the "foot" portion of the boot to try to similate leather. I combined a couple of different boot patterns that I found online to get the right look and then paper pieced the whole thing, covering a base outline and popped the whole boot out on the green cardstock. For the sunflowers, I used a stained glass pattern found here.
I colored them with Copics and then sprayed them with Marshmellow Glimmer Mist. I used gemstones on the flowers and on the patterned paper. The embossed boot stamp on the inside is "Old Boot" by Stampabilities. I used Spellbinders dies for the inside frame for the sentiment. I distressed the edges of the card with a Tim Holtz tool. I used Rose Distress Ink around the edges of the boot.

I choose this album cover for the colors. But I enjoyed listening to some of this artists' music. Here is a sample: Theresa Andersson
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beate's Fresh & Fun

I need to share this ladies blog. I lost track of her a few months ago. I'm so glad to have found her again. She is very inspiring!

Graduation Cards

I have two graduations to celebrate this year, one for my niece, Leandra and one for my dear friend's daughter, Keelie Jo. Congrats girls and and Godspeed!
Here's a tutorial showing how to make a Tassel. Here's where I found the cap template

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mother's Day Card

I'm posting this after the fact, but I thought I'd share the card I made for my Mom this year. used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities for the medallion and Scalloped Edge Frameabilities for the frame. The DP is Basic Grey.

Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #8

This is the inpiration piece for Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge this week! Isn't it cool? AND we have a great sponsor this week! ......2 Cute Rubber Stamps!!! Heidi is the owner and she has the cutest rubber and digi stamps.
Regarding our inspiration piece: Bob Brookmeyer is an American jazz trombonist, pianist and arranger. He was born in 1929 and is 81 years old now and he continues to perform. He presently teach jazz composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston Mass. He has also worked extensively as a composer and conductor in Europe. He started a school in the Netherlands teaching improvisation and composition. He received an Emmy Award Nomination for his 2005 Album Spirit Music. You can hear a sample of his music here.

I enjoyed this color combo and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with! The DP is from the collection of DCWV Nana's Kitchen.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #7: Art Tatum

Good morning! Tenia has a really cool challenge for us this week!
The colors of our inspiration piece are Black, Grey and Ivory. This turns out to be a perfect combination for a wedding I'm attending later this month. These are their colors!
The Jazzy Inspiration piece is this album cover for Art Tatum.

I used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities for the medallion and Scalloped Edge Frameabilities for the frame. The DP is Paper Studio.

We are being sponsored this week by Cosmo Cricket! The Jazzy winner will receive the Material Girl collection pictured here. You have until May 15th to participate. So join in the fun!

Arthur "Art" Tatum Jr. (October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist and virtuoso. He was nearly blind since childhood. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries ... Art Tatum's recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists." A child prodigy with perfect pitch, Tatum learned to play by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano-roll recordings his mother owned. He developed an incredibly fast playing style, without losing accuracy. Tatum built upon stride and classical piano influences to develop a novel and unique piano style. He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard. Here's a sample of his music: Tatum

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge: Distressing

Hi there. I am entering my card in this weeks Crafty Creations Challenge where the challenge is to use distressing in your card.
I have used stamps by Flourishes "From the Garden" set. I love this set! I've colored it with Copics and added some Stickles for shine. The DP (which I've distressed) is cardstock by Heidi Grace: Only Time. I used Spellbinders to cut out the panels. A jumbo flower brad by Spare Parts in the upper right was covered with Stickles and then I added tiny gems and a pearl to it.
Thank you for looking!

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #35: Flowers

Hi there. I am entering my card in SSIC challenge this week. The stamp is a Lockhart stamp. I've colored it with Sparkling H20's and Copics. I've spritzed it up with some Stickles. I Cuttlebuged the pink panel and used pearls to embellish. The flower is a put together by Taylored Expressions. The ribbon I got from Hobby Lobby. I ironed it to smooth it out and it wrinkled it all up because it was too hot, but I ended up liking the effect, so I still used it. Hope you like it!

Be sure to check out the DT cards. they are exceptional!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge Prize!

Hey! Check out this week's new challenge on Jazzy Paper Designs! There is a prize offered to the winner. Here's the list of goodies:
Provo Craft Cuttlebug Disney Mickey Mouse cut and emboss folder and die
Hero Arts Clear Stamps set: Share Laughter
Sampler Card Kit with instruction guide for 4 cards by Lisa Bearnson
One 3” x 2.5” handmade Happy Birthday slider card
4 different colored pieces of 1/8” ribbon, 37” long each
5 pieces of 8x8 various patterned paper, 9 pieces of 6x6 Cardstock, variety of colors

Come join us, we'd love to see your creations!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sketch Saturday and One Stop Craft Challenges

Hello! Here's another spring time card I've made using my lovely new stamps from Flourishes. (From the Garden) LOVE these stamps! The sketch is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge (a very fun sketch) and the theme is for the challenge at One Stop Craft: Let it shine. The shiney portion of my card is the the orange paper behind my stamp. Its from DCWV's Citrus pack. It is very shiney and sparkly! The DP I've used is Basic Grey Two Scoops: Dreamsicle. The pink paper is CoreDinations Love Potion. I've used Copics to color my stamp and two flower brads with a gem in the middle to accent the green strip (which I Cuttlebugged with Swiss Dots)
Thank you for looking today!

Friday Sketcher and Secret Crafters Saturday Challenges

Hi there. I've made a card using the sketch from Friday Sketchers. It's a really fun sketch! And the them for Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge is Spring, so this card fits for this as well! I've used one of my new stamps from my Flourishes prize package, Flourishes from the Garden. Isn't it pretty? I love this stamp! I stamped it in Memento's Tuxedo Black and then heat embossed it with Ranger's Enchanted God and it gave the ink a shimmery copper color. So I used some copper paper behind it to accent it. I've used the Copics in the picture for my potted flowers. The blue paper is by Die Cuts with a view in Robin, such a yummy color! It's been a while since I've placed eyelets on a card, so it was fun to do this and then I used some twine to tie the bows. Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Inspiration Challenge #5

This week, Jazzy Paper Designs is featuring Kenny Dorham's Trompeta Toccata, recorded in 1964. Kenny was an an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer. (1924 to 1972). Universally admired and respected by his peers and fellow trumpeters, Dorham worked with every major figure of the modern jazz movement--Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Max Roach. He was only 48 when he died of medical problems. There is now a "school" of Dorham trumpet playing. Here is a sample of his music on YouTube.

Aren't the colors of this album fun?!?! I have to admit, I wasn't too sure if I could pull it off, but I am happy with the combo after all! To make the Dahlia, I cased a card I found on Becca Feeken's blog. (She is soooo amazing) And Here is where you can find the instructions to make your own Dahlia. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. The center of my Dahlia is made with pretty pieces by Taylored Expressions.
Be sure to join in on the fun this week! We have a wonderful prize offering to the winner sponsored by one of our talented DT members, Betty!

HORRAY! I received the Sharing the Light Award from ODBD!!

Wow! I can't believe it! I am so excited to receive this award from Our Daily Bread Designs! I participated in their 2nd Anniversary celebration and one of my cards (pictured) was highlighted and I received this award! Cool, huh? Thank you so much ODBD!!! And thank you for sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ in all that you present in your store and on your blog and through your DT members! (This award is also on my side bar and links to their awesome store)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Daily Bread 2nd Anniversary Celebration Challenge: Day 4: Favorites

Today's challenge at ODB is to use your favorite stamp. Well, I love all of their stamps, but only own a couple. So, I have chosen two stamps from their "Quiet Waters" set. I was inspired by Connie McCotter's beautiful card and attempted to copy it. Somehow, my card emerged into my first wall hanging. I think it turned out okay. I'm going to give it to my best friend's husband who is turning 50 this weekend. I love the song that uses this scripture verse. You can hear it if you scroll down to my play list and select #197. I hand copied the words onto the back of this hanging. In one photo, you can see that I've used some Stickles to add sparkle to the water (sorry the photo is blurry). I've used Copics to color this. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you and Happy Anniversary to ODBD!! God bless your day.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our Daily Bread 2nd Anniversary Challenge: Day Three: Silver or Gold

Silver and Gold are the traditional gifts for those special milestones in a marriage... the 25th and 50th Anniversaries. Today's challenge on ODB is to make a project that includes silver and/ or gold. I have chosen Gold and created the card with a particular song in mind. I've used one of ODB's stamps from their You are the Potter set and used Copics to color it. I used nesties for each panel. I found this pretty ribbon in my stash that matches quite nicely. The song is featured on the inside of the card. This song, Refiner's Fire, is one of my very favorites. If you'd like to hear it, scroll down to my playlist and select #107. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are blessed today.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Daily Bread 2nd Anniversary Challenge: Day two: china

The "contemporary" gift for the second anniversary is CHINA. ODB has an Inspiration Challenge that involves "CHINA" today. I have done a teapot and cup/saucer. The teapot is done in Iris Folding and the cup/saucer is cut out and then a photo of the pancy print behind it. The pattern was created by Ingrid from New Zealand. I layered Nesties fro the sentiment (computer generated) and used a piece of vellum to make the tea-bag pocket. I outlined the pot and c/s with a copic marker and used a gold Uni-Ball pin around the c/s, to reflect the gold rim on so many china pieces. Purple is my favorite color, so I enjoyed using lots of it here. The piece is rather large at 7.25" X 7.25". I think I may frame it without glass and allow the recepient to hang it in her kitchen and replace the teabag whenever she wants to.

Thanks for stopping by. God bless your day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our Daily Bread 2nd Anniversary Challenge: Day one: Cotton

Today, ODB is starting their 5 days of their 2nd Anniversay celebration. The challenge today is to use cotton in your project. Cotton is a traditional gift for a second anniversary. For my card, I used a piece of cotton fabric as a curtain. I gathered it by sewing the top of the fabric first and sandwiched it between papers. My DP is from DCWV's sweet stack. My sentiment on the inside is by Hero Arts Birtday frames. I used a nestie for the tag and the window. I'll be sending this to my daughter-in-law for her birthday. She loves both pink and chocolate, so I think this card is appropriate for her! Here's hoping for a chance to win some beautiful ODB stamps!
Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Daily Bread 2nd Anniversary Celebration

I am copying this awesome post from ODB for my own tracking as well as to help any of you that would like to have the info. I hope I win some stamps! I love their stamps!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010
Our Daily Bread designs Second Anniversary Celebration Challenges: Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone!
Our Daily Bread designs is going to be celebrating it's second anniversary on March 17th! The sticks in the bread basket are celebrating too!!! We have come up with 5 days of fun and excitement for you, so you can join in as well!!! Beginning on Mar 13th, we will have a daily challenge. Cards will be due in by 8PM EST that day, and the winner will be announced on the ODBD Blog the next day. There WILL be prizes! Oh yes... there will be prizes every day of the celebration (Mar. 13 through 17) and there will also be blog candy on various Design Team Blogs! Yup! Lots of fat free, sugar free candy!!!

We thought we'd give you, our loyal readers a heads up on the challenges so that you can be ahead of the game with your challenge projects! Since it's an anniversary we are celebrating, we used an anniversary theme as our inspiration!

Mar. 13th - The "traditional" gift for the second anniversary is COTTON. Our talented Challenge Team will kick off this first day of festivities by challenging you to use cotton in some way on your project. It could be cotton fabric, cotton crocheted items, flowers made of cotton, or even cotton balls! Get creative and show us what you can do with cotton! There will be prizes and candy so please play along! Due: Must be linked to Mr. Linky on the March 13th Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by Mar 13, 8:00 pm EST to be eligible to win. (That post will not be posted until the 13th so for now, get creating and have your creations ready to post on the 13th!)

Mar. 14th - The "contemporary" gift for the second anniversary is CHINA. We will have an Inspiration Challenge that involves "CHINA". Here is a photo that you can use for your inspiration. You may choose one pattern, several, or go for an overall look. Just have fun with it! Must be linked to Mr. Linky on the Mar 14th Challenge Post of the ODBD Blog by Mar 14, 8:00pm EST to be eligible to win.
Mar.15th - Well known anniversary gifts are SILVER and GOLD... celebrating those big milestone years! We challenge you to make a card or project that uses either SILVER OR GOLD! How easy is that!!! Project must be linked to Mr Linky on the Mar. 15 Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by 8:00 pm EST. Winner will be announced on the 16th challenge post!

Mar. 16th - This is a Favorites Challenge! We challenge you to use your ALL TIME FAVORITE Our Daily Bread designs stamps! No limitations on what you create or what you use except that it must be new back links to older projects. Just have fun with it and show us your favorite! To be eligible to win, project must be linked to Mr Linky on the Mar 16th Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by 8:00 pm EST.

Mar 17th - This is the big day... no challenge but a BIG reveal Blog Hop to show you the special edition Second Anniversary Sets that will be released on the 17th! You will NOT want to miss this hop! There will be prizes and candy and so much fun for all!!!!

Just one more little tip.... All during the festivities many of our design teams and challenge team members will be giving away some fantastic blog candy to a blessed commenter on their blog. You won't know ahead who has the candy... but if you visit the blogs of the team members who participated in that day's challenge, you might also win their candy!!! How sweet a deal is that? The links will be given right in the blog post for that day along with their creations for the challenge... but if you visit them and leave a comment... you might win their candy too!!!

So we hope you will join us for each day of the festivties! There are so many prizes waiting for you, and there will be plenty of inspiration as well... so see you on March 13th right here on the ODBD Blog!!!
Grace: Design Team Coordinator

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stamp Something Challenge: Something Girly

I've made a card for the Stamp Something challenge this week. The prize is 4 digital images from the Sassy Studio Shop!

I used a template from Mirkwood Designs to make this folding flower card. I think it turned out really nice and Girly!

Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed day!