Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Secure Anchor


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC212, Anchor the Soul, All Occasion Sentiments, Pennant Swag Die, ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.


The anchor from Anchor the Soul is my focal image that I colored and added "happy birthday" from All Occasion Sentiments. In keeping with the sketch, I added the Pennant Swag die. I sponged the die and added brads, and popped the entire image. My background paper is from the Christian Faith Collection paper pad with a double matting, sponged and pierced. And I used some burlap with pearl cotton tied in a knot.

Truly, life can feel like being in the midst of a raging storm on a ship being tossed about the waves. A secure anchor serves to keep a ship from drifting onto a rocky shore or drifting out to sea. Our secure anchor against the dangers of this world is Jesus Christ. This card is for our 17-year-old grandson, and it is our prayer that he will continue to follow after Christ, his sure and strong Anchor.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary
behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us,
has entered on our behalf.
Hebrews 6:19-20

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 31 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

Before I forget, ODBD has a sale through August 30 - 20% off all ODBD stamps, ODBD custom dies, and ODBD paper pad collections (more details).

For some beautiful inspiration for this challenge, please visit my wonderful design team sisters:


Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Brocade Blue (SU), Christian Faith Collection paper pad (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Brocade Blue (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pennant Swag die (ODBD), burlap (May Arts), pearl cotton #799 (DMC), brads (SU), white gel pen (Signo), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging and paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Every Remembrance of You

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC212, Tulip Corner, Rose Bouquet, Chalkboard Vine Background, Pennant Swag Die, Antique Labels & Border Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.


I chose tulips as my focal image and fussy cut three from the Tulip Corner stamp set. Chalkboard Vine Background is my "designer paper," and I added an embossed, matted layer with ribbon, under which is a sponged Pennant Swag die (sans the bows) with pearls. Then I used one of the Antique Borders & Label dies instead of the rectangle, sponged it, fussy cut a pink mat, and popped it with dimensional tape. The tulips were arranged and glued in place, and the "Thoughts of you" sentiment from Rose Bouquet "holds" the tulip bouquet together. 

As I was making this card, I was thinking of the many people for whom I pray. It gives me great joy to do so, and I feel a special connection to them. And I know I have precious friends who remember me in prayer as well. What a blessing, and it reminds me of this passage:

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all
making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing,
That he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Philippians 1:3-6

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 31 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Blushing Bride (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Blushing Bride (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pennant Swag die (ODBD), Antique Labels & Border dies (ODBD), Script embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Oval punch (SU), seam binding dyed with R32, Perfect Layers tool, pearls (Recollections), Diamond Glaze adhesive, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Fussy cutting and sponging
Card Size:  A-2


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friendships Blossom


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC211, Cherry Blossom, Iris, Elegant Ovals dies, Beautiful Borders dies, Antique Labels & Border Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge. I really have enjoyed this sketch.


This week I didn't change the sketch as much as last week, and it's been fun to see everyone's take on this sketch. I colored the flower from Cherry Blossom as my focal image and framed with the Elegant Ovals dies, fussy cut a narrow mat for it, and then paper-pierced. The base is embossed, and I added one of the Beautiful Borders dies with some pearl cotton, along with one of my "go-to" additions of Copic-dyed seam binding. (Can we ever find the right shade of ribbon?) The final touch was the sentiment from the Iris stamp set inside one of the Antique Labels & Borders dies. It's a fairly simple card and will be easy to make more of these for a quick card for any occasion.

This year has been a special year of new friendships for me. Since joining the ODBD challenge team and getting to "play" on Splitcoaststampers with the Dirty Dozen, I've become friends with some very special gals. Friendships truly do blossom with encouragement, love, and prayer. We are called also to equip each other and spur each other on to draw closer to our Lord. I trust you have at least one dear sister in Christ with whom you can share.

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 17 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Cherry Blossom, Iris (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Pretty in Pink (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Antique Labels & Border dies (ODBD), Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Elegant Ovals dies (ODBD), Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders), seam binding dyed with RV11, white pearl cotton (DMC), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing and fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-2



Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My Anchor

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC211, Anchor the Soul, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC211

My card is wide, so I "stretched" the sketch. After all, a sketch is a starting point, right? My focal image is from one of the new August release sets called Anchor the Soul, and I used the Scripture verse from there as well. I stamped the small anchor to add some interest to my background designer paper, and I used it for a little tag on the ribbon tied with twine. I sponged and pierced it, and that's it - a fairly simple masculine card with a nautical theme.

This wonderful passage reminds me that Jesus is the anchor of our souls. He intercedes with the Father in our behalf. And hope does not mean "wish," but certainty. He is the solid Anchor.

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, 
a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf,
having become a high priest forever 
after the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:19-20

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 17 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Anchor the Soul (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Riding Hood Red (SU), Anchor Collection (Authentique)
Ink: Buckaroo Blue (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Circles and Oval dies (Spellbinders), Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon (SU), linen twine (PTI), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging, paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-6




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How Sweet the Sound...

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC210, The Lord Is Risen, Amazing Grace Hymn, Pennant Alphabet, Pennant Swag Die, Antique Labels & Border Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light challenge to make a card or project using Sponging or Stencils.

Oh, I had fun with this card! I had an idea in my head, and it came together ever so slowly - finally! I started with the violets from The Lord is Risen, and I used Antique Labels & Border dies and the Pennant Swag die with the Pennant Swag Alphabet to spell out "grace," after I sponged it with pink. But then the fun began! I wanted to add the Amazing Grace Hymn in the background. So I had to cut one of the Radiant Rectangle dies and cut out the center for a mask, and then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the hymn and cover half at a time to extend it the width of the space. This is my second try - LOL! But don't we just love a challenge? Then I added some pearls and popped the swag banner a bit and the violets, which I fussy cut (you may know I love to do).

I love "Amazing Grace," and I've shared a link to a beautiful rendition of it in this previous post, so I decided to share the first verse and refrain of another old hymn about God's grace. Perhaps you may remember it:

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled

Grace, grace, God's grace
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within
Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 3 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


Be sure to visit the ODBD blog for the "Flower/Garden Stamps and Custom Dies" sale to save 20%. 

I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Blushing Bride and Pistachio Pudding (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Antique Labels & Border dies (ODBD), Pennant Swag die (ODBD), Radiant Rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Empressor tool, stylus, pearls (Recollections), Multi Medium Matte (Ranger), Glossy Accents (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging and fussy cutting
Card Size:  4" x 6"




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hello, My Friend!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC210, Iris, Pennants Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This Week One of our Shining the Light challenge is to make a card or project using Sponging or Stencils. 

A dear friend loves purple irises, so I really enjoyed coloring this with her in mind. I used the image from the Iris stamp set and sponged and pierced around the oval. The sentiment is also from the Iris stamp set, and I used the fish-tail tag from the Pennants die set and fussy cut a mat. I used a stencil and sponged over it for the background and matted it with purple. I used a Copic marker to color both the seam binding and the pearls to match. It's a fairly easy card, and I enjoyed making it.

Having good friends is such a blessing. A good friend is someone who encourages you, loves you, and -- most importantly -- prays for you. Now that's special! And yet, we have a friend Who is always there for us, no matter what. I'm reminded of an old hymn, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." I especially love the second verse. I trust you will be encouraged by this verse today and take all your cares to Him, the Friend Who is always with us and will never forsake us.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged--
Take it to the LORD in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the LORD in prayer.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 3 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

To help you get a head start on your Christmas card, this week ODBD is having a "Christmas in July Sale" this week through Saturday, July 26, 11 p.m. EDT.

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


Perhaps there is a friend you might call or email and say, "Hey, I was thinking about you today and prayed for you. Is there some special way I can pray for you?"

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Iris (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Perfect Plum (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Pale Plum (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Petite Oval dies and Petite Scalloped Oval dies (Spellbinders), Pennants dies (ODBD), Dot Fade stencil (Tim Holtz), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, pearls (colored with V15), seam binding (dyed with V15), Glossy Accents (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging, and stenciling
Card Size:  A-2




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Blessings

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC209, Pennant Swag 1, Pennant Swag Die, My Friend, Daisy Chain Background Die, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light challenge to make a card or project that is Patriotic or Red, White and Blue

This is a birthday card for a friend who loves this color combination with the softer blue and also loves red-work (where just the outline of an image is embroidered). I stamped the rose from My Friend, matted it in blue, and paper pierced (yes, I can rarely resist!). Then I chose the word blessings from Pennant Swag 1 with the matching Pennant Swag Die and used the YouTube video that Lisa Somerville did showing how to line up the clear stamp image with the die. It worked perfectly. I die-cut the bows of the die in red and added them with a pearl. I used Daisy Chain Background Die for my background over the red and matted it with blue. I popped the center of the swag with some dimensionals. 

We often use the word "blessed" or "blessings." In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us a list of nine "blessed are...," known as the Beatitudes. In His sermon, "blessed" refers to happy or blissful. Only as believers in Christ can we be truly happy internally regardless of our circumstances or environment. This gives the believer great confidence in trusting in God for our true happiness here on earth:

But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in Him.
Jeremiah 17:7

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until July 20 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Pennant Swag 1, My Friend (ODBD)
Paper: White (PTI), Brocade Blue and Rose Red (SU)
Ink: Brocade Blue and Rose Red (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Pennant Swag die (ODBD), Daisy Chain Background die (ODBD), Petite Ovals dies (Spellbinders), piercing tool, Perfect Layers tool, Seal 'n Glue adhesive, Glossy Accents (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2