Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Planting A Tree

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC215, Autumn Tree, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Anything Goes with ODBD Challenge.

You've heard the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," right? Well, they won't necessarily keep the doctor away, but they are healthy to eat...and delicious! Since October is a big month for harvesting apples in many places in the United States, I decided to use Autumn Tree and enjoyed coloring it. I kept it simple by matting it with green with no piercing – oh my! And isn't this a wonderful sentiment? A tree planted will grow and give beauty, shade, and fruit for years to come – often for many future generations. Once again I am delighted that this is a very mailable card!

When planting a tree, we often don't always think about how many people in future years will enjoy a tree we plant. What an extra special gift. 

This tree also reminds me of Psalm 1, where it speaks of delighting in God's law and meditating on it day and night. May we bear the fruit of the Spirit dwelling on and appropriating His Word in our hearts and lives – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yield its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:3

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 19 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:


Note:  Be sure to check out the ODBD November Pre-Order Special here (through October 31, 2014). 

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:  Autumn Tree (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Garden Green (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Perfect Layers tool
Card Size:  A-2


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Christmas Ornament


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC215, Poinsettia Ornament, Poinsettia Wreath, Beautiful Borders Dies, Circle Ornaments Dies, Matting Circles Dies, Elegant Oval Dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2013, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Anything Goes with ODBD Challenge.

I made my very first Christmas card this year! Since I just love poinsettias (which grow naturally here), I decided to make a "Christmas tree ornament" using the new Poinsettia Ornament and colored it with Copic markers. I used both the Circle Ornaments and Matting Circles dies to make my ornament and used a gold Krylon pen to edge the circle and to make my ornament top gold. The background paper is from Christmas Paper Collection 2013 matted with red and pierced. I added one of the Beautiful Borders dies threaded with DMC floss and then used an Elegant Oval die for my popped Christmas greeting from Poinsettia Wreath. I did add just a touch of yellow Stickles for some sparkle in the center of the poinsettia, and a bit of red grosgrain ribbon hangs my ornament on the card. And I like that it is very mailable.

It's hard to believe here in South Florida that Christmas will be here in a few months...because it's still very warm! But Christmas is always a very special day to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. At times, I can hardly fathom that God the Son came down to earth to live among us and to die for us, making the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen His glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

So while Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate and give each other gifts, I am reminded that we celebrate God's greatest gift to us, eternal life to all who believe in Jesus as Savior.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 19 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), Vintage Cream and Poppy Red (PTI), Christmas Collection 2013 (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Circle Ornaments dies (ODBD), Matting Circles dies (ODBD), Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Elevant Oval dies (ODBD), gold leafing pen (Krylon), yellow Stickles (Ranger), red grosgrain ribbon (Offray), DMS floss 817, Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  4 3/4"


Monday, October 06, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kelley!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Elizabeth, Birthday Doily, Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens


Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Birthday Blog Hop, celebrating Kelley's birthday! 

Kelley Holland is owner of Our Daily Bread Designs, and the "breadsticks" have come together for this special hop to share cards using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and custom dies to wish Kelley a wonderful and blessed Happy Birthday! We would love for you to hop along with us and leave birthday wishes for Kelley!

For my card, I decided to use this old-fashioned image called Elizabeth and colored it green with deep pink for the trim. This dress reminds me some of those worn in the wonderful television series, "Downton Abbey." I die cut the main Vintage Flourish Pattern die for the background, sponged it, and then glued it to the cream card base. Then I fussy-cut the focal image just a bit smaller than the solid inside shape so the sponging would serve as a mat and then pierced around it. I added my sentiment from Birthday Doily, edged the circle with a Copic marker, and popped it just to the right. A simple but heartfelt birthday card, Kelley! 

Thank you so much for joining us on the Birthday Blog Hop, and we hope you enjoyed it! 

In case you may have missed someone, here's a complete list, and you can see all the cards together on the ODBD Blog.

Happy birthday, Kelley! Have a wonderful birthday celebration, and may God continue to bless you! Hugs, sweet friend!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Elizabeth, Birthday Doily (ODBD)
Paper: Classic White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Pistachio Pudding (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Pistachio Pudding (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Circle dies (Spellbinders), Vintage Flourish Pattern dies (ODBD), Glue n' Seal adhesive (Ranger), white Enamel Accents (Ranger), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, sponging
Card Size:  A-2


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin with Flowers


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Pumpkin with Flowers, Pumpkin with Flowers die, Doily Blessings, Doily dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens
This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Fall Inspiration Challenge  such a wonderful selection of ideas to inspire you!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Fall Inspiration Challenge

Since I love that top left-hand corner inspiration photo, I used it again this week but used the Fall Pumpkin Flowers with the matching Pumpkin & Flowers die. My designer paper served as my color pallet, and I layered two patterns matted with Cajun Craze to add contrast. I added the sentiment from Doily Blessings just below the popped pumpkin and also added some floss underneath it and paper pierced the top layer (how could I resist...hehe!) and made room for three "buttons" from the Doily dies (aren't they cute?). What I especially like about this card is that it is mailable and needs no special packaging. That's one of my goals this year - to make more cards that are mailable - and to mail them!

I am so thankful for so many things, and I love this sentiment. It reminds me of the wonderful blessings from God, one of them is the wonderful friends He has given me. Once again, I'm reminded of a wonderful hymn, "Count Your Blessings."

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Life can be hard sometimes. One of the verses says, "Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are a called to bear?" But when I stop and think about all the blessings God has given me (in spite of the hardships of life), how can I not be thankful? He is always with me...through it all!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 5 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: X-Press It Blending Card (Copic), Vintage Cream (PTI), Cajun Craze (SU), Collectable/Notable paper pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pumpkin & Flowers die (ODBD), Doily dies (ODBD), DMS floss 3830, Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  5 1/4"


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sunflower Blessings

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Doily Blessings, Sunflowers, Recipe & Tags Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Fall Inspiration Challenge  such a wonderful selection of four ideas to inspire you!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Fall Inspiration Challenge

I chose the top left corner image with the beautiful sunflowers using the orange and green of the pumpkin and leaves. I colored Sunflowers as my focal image and layered it on two matted designer paper patterns, piercing the top layer. Then a simple seam binding bow dyed to match with the wonderful sentiment from Doily Blessings using one of the the Recipe Card & Tags dies. It's a simple card that I hope will express my love for the friend who receives it - she has been a blessing to me in so many ways! 

Yes, I do love sunflowers, and I love that they follow the sun as it moves from dawn to dusk. It's amazing, and it reminds me of this precious passage from Psalm 34 (such a wonderful Psalm):

I sought the LORD, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
Psalm 34:4-5

We can learn a lesson from the sunflower by always turning our face to the LORD by reading the Bible and praying.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 5 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:  Doily Blessings, Sunflowers (ODBD)
Paper: Classic White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Really Rust (SU), Stella Rose/Mabel (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Recipe Card & Tags dies (ODBD), Petite Ovals dies (Spellbinders), seam binding (dyed with E97), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Fussy cutting, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5" x 7"


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Warmth of a Quilt

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC213, Quilts, Pincushion Single, Spool & Tape, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light In Stitches Challenge. We'd love to see your designs using stitch themes (real or faux stitching), quilt layouts, stitched images or sentiments. Be creative.

Using an image from Quilts, I colored my quilt in blue, red, and green. When making a quilt, you need special tools. So I fussy cut and added the Spool & Tape and the Pincushion layered over the bottom of the quilt after I used a stylus to give the pincushion dimension. And I love this sentiment. The background is embossed, sponged, and matted - and of course, paper-pierced. By now, you must know I love to pierce! 

Back in the days when early pioneers traveled west, women made quilts out of necessity using fabric from worn clothes and blankets. Women would gather to make quilts, and it was essential for socializing as well as for making quilts for new brides and new moms. I especially thank God for the wonderful friends He has given me to love me, pray for me, and encourage me to be a woman who fears God and desires to praise Him in all that I do. And my precious friends do not lose their warmth as we age together!

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
To Him be glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until September 21 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), Marina Mist (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Marina Mist (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Circles dies (Spellbinders), Aida impression plate (PTI), bitty buttons (threaded with dental floss dyed with B32), Empressor tool, stylus, piercing tool, Perfect Layers tool, 3M Diamond Glaze adhesive, dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging, adding dimension
Card Size:  4 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sharing Joys and Sorrows

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC213, Quilts, Doily Dies, ODBD Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light In Stitches Challenge. We'd love to see your designs using stitch themes (real or faux stitching), quilt layouts, stitched images or sentiments. Be creative.

As you might imagine, I enjoyed making a card using a quilt theme. It started with the beautiful new Doily die, and I sponged it and added my sentiment from the Quilts stamp set. Next I cut four squares from the new Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad and adhered them to the background card stock. Then the "quilting" began! I pierced around each square and then "poked" each hole with the fine marker to add some color and then drew the lines for the faux-stitching (remember how patient I try to be - hehe!). I find this really gives the faux-stitching a more realistic look. But I thought my patience needed more work, so I added the sweet little cluster of buttons and thread from the Quilts stamp set, fussy cut it, and placed it on the doily. The doily is "floating" on the card and is adhered only in the center and has dimensional tape under each oval shape to pop it. 

As I consider the friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows, I am truly blessed by God. I can share prayer requests and know that I will be upheld in prayer, and I also know that these same friends will be happy with and for me when God brings joy into my life. Are you a friend like that? I trust you are, as it is one way to show our love for Christ.

Rejoice with those who rejoice;
mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until September 21 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:  Quilts (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Crisp Cantaloupe (SU), Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Crisp Cantaloupe (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Doily dies (ODBD), Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write marker (SU), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging, faux-stitching
Card Size:  4 3/4"