Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Rose


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Christmas Rose, Gift of God, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light "Blessings" Word Challenge. For your recipe, use four letters of the word "blessings."

I actually managed to use all the letters in "blessings," probably pushing it a bit (smile)! But it was fun. I colored my Christmas Rose a deep red (even though they really aren't that red and often white or pale rose), and I added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Gift of God. I used a shaped die and matching decorative die and paper pieced. Then I added some "sparkle" to my blooms and added gold cord. Once again, this is a very mailable card!

Here is a list of what I used for "blessings." 

B - Blossoms, L - Layered, E - Embossing, S - Sentiment, 
S - Sparkle/Shimmer, I - Ink, N - Nestabilities, 
G - Gold Cord, S - Shaped Card

Interestingly, the Christmas Rose is a well-known European perennial evergreen plant that blooms during the depth of winter and is known for its ability to bloom during the darkest months of the year when everything else is frozen solid. 

Red is a favorite color for me at Christmas, probably because my mom loved it. The day after Thanksgiving she would start to decorate by putting out the first piece, and it was always red. Each day thereafter, she added decorations until the culmination of Christmas Eve, when they had an open house for family and friends. The house was beautiful, warm, and welcoming, and she always had all kinds of delicious cookies that she had baked. Such wonderful memories!

I'm not sure what your favorite tradition is for Christmas, but I hope that will include enjoying time with family and or friends. But the most important thing to remember is the real meaning of Christmas, when Jesus came to live among us.

She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, 
for He will save His people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 30 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:  Christmas Rose, Gift of God (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Labels 8 dies and Decorative Labels 8 dies (Spellbinders), gold cord (May Arts), glitter pens (Spica), white Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura), Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, Glue n' Seal adhesive (Inkssentials/Ranger), red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  4 x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Star!


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Come Let Us Adore Him, Splendorous Stars dies, Elegant Oval dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2014, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Holiday Challenge (Thanksgiving/Christmas).

Once again, I chose to make a Christmas card and used a beautiful sheet from the new Christmas Paper Collection 2014 for my background. I used the sentiment from Come Let Us Adore Him and fussy cut the sentiment using the Elegant Oval dies and also matted it and used the star and added a sequin and a rhinestone. Not having the right paper for matting, I used Copic markers BG72 and BG57 to match the background paper. And I also used these Copic markers to dye my organza ribbon too (what would we do without our Copic markers?). I paper-pierced the background, added a few more sequins to the focal sentiment, and then added my ribbon and popped my sentiment and star, keeping it a fairly simple card.

The wise men (often referred to as magi) were scholarly men who were aware that God would use a special star to announce the Savior's birth to the world. I can only imagine their joy in seeing Jesus as they fell down before Him and worshiped him.

And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose
went before them until it came to rest
over the place where the child [Jesus] was.
When they saw the star, 
they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
And going into the house they saw the child
with Mary his mother,
and they fell down and worshiped Him.
Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts,
gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:9-11

While the wise men presented gifts to the infant Jesus, the real gift that Christmas was God's gift of a Savior to us. Their gifts signified that Jesus was to be worshipped, acknowledged that He was King of Kings, and foretold His suffering and death for our sins.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 16 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:  Come Let Us Adore Him (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Christmas Paper Collection 2014 (ODBD)
Ink: Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers (BG72 and BG57 for matting), Splendorous Stars dies (ODBD), Elegant Oval dies (ODBD), sequins, rhinestone, white organdy ribbon (dyed with BG72 and BG57), Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting
Card Size:  5 1/4"

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Savior has been born...


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Luke 2:11, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Circle Ornament dies, Matting Circles dies, Fancy Foliage dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Holiday Challenge (Christmas/Thanksgiving).

Well, it's November, and Christmas is fast approaching. I can hardly believe it, except even here in South Florida we had our first "cool snap" and woke on Sunday morning to 50 degrees! That's chilly for us! But today it has warmed up again.

I chose to make another Christmas card for this week's card. I used the beautiful Peaceful Poinsettia dies and used three layers, sponged and shaped them a bit, and then added a rhinestone center and some extra "greens" from Fancy Foliage dies. I used a pretty background paper, sponged, matted, and paper-pierced it, and then I arranged the poinsettias around the beautiful Scripture from Luke 2:11. I used both Circle Ornament dies and Matting Circles dies for just the right matting for my Scripture verse.

For unto you in born this day
in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 (ESV)

This Scripture verse reminds me of one of the most beautiful musical masterpieces ever written, Messiah, by George Frideric Handel in 1741. It is believed that in 1743, King George II (British monarch) was so moved by Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" that he stood out of respect for the "Lord of Lords," the only authority above his own. Since then, it has been a tradition to stand when this is sung at the end of the Messiah. Having sung in choirs over the years, it continues to be a moving experience for me each time I hear it! 

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 16 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:  Luke 2:11 (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Riding Hood Red, Old Olive (SU), Noel Holly (Bo Bunny/A Gift of Love)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Ruby Red, Old Olive (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Peaceful Poinsettia dies (ODBD), Fancy Foliage dies (ODBD), Circle Ornament dies (ODBD), Matting Circles dies (ODBD), rhinestones (Hero Arts), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, Best Glue Ever (ScraPerfect), 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, sponging
Card Size:  5 3/4"


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Tis the Season

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC216, Holly Wreath, Holly Wreath die, Noel Ornament, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Scripture Inspiration - Ecclesiates 3:1.

'Tis the season to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. So in keeping with working on my Christmas card supply, I used the beautiful Holly Wreath and so enjoyed coloring it. But this year, there is a new Holly Wreath die for it (last year I fussy cut it...which I actually like to do...but this is easier!). And for my sentiment, I used a marker to ink up just the pretty "joy" in the Noel Ornament and punched it, fussy cut a red border, and added some pearls. I used an embossed layer with a fussy-cut red border, added the wreath, and popped it over the designer paper with a strip of red for interest. Of course, I paper-pierced and then added pearls in the corners...and it's done and quite mailable.

As I make a card, I love to think about either the meaning of the card or the recipient of the card. And I'm getting excited about making more Christmas cards. It's such a wonderful time to remember Jesus -- the Son of God -- Who came down from heaven to earth in the form of a man to be born, to live a perfect life, and then to die and pay for our sins, rising from the dead. So Christmas is just the beginning!

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel
(which means, God with us).
Matthew 1:23

I hope you enjoy making cards for Christmas and preparing for the celebration, and may we all remember the most important thing of all -- God has made a way for us to be with Him forever through Jesus! That should give us true joy!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 2 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:  Holly Wreath, Noel Ornament (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Holly Wreath die (ODBD), Labels One dies (Spellbinders), Scalloped Borderabilities die (Spellbinder), Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Spellbinders), oval punch (SU), black marker (for sentiment), white Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, pearls (Recollections), 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Fussy cutting, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5¼”



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pink Poinsettias


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC216, Poinsettia Ornament, Noel Ornament, Autumn Tree, Circle Ornaments dies, Ornate Hearts dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Scripture Inspiration - Ecclesiates 3:1.

For everything there is a season, 
and a time for every matter under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Yes, God says there is a season for everything, and the season I chose for the challenge is Christmas (trying to build up my supply of cards)! I also decided to make my card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After my mom succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 67, there was a season of weeping at her loss. But I also have the comfort of knowing that she is now with the Lord. But she fought valiantly and with faith in her Savior, the True Hope she could cling to.

I used the Poinsettia Ornament, colored the flowers in pink and some green, and fussy cut them. Then I used a circle and "snipped" off the bottom to make a pot for them and layered and popped them with dimensionals. My background is actually masked using the positive and negative die cuts of Circle Ornaments dies and stamping repeatedly with the Noel Ornament image. It was a fun challenge, and I think it worked (making sure the words were level). I just love the words of Christmas in beautiful fonts. I used the Ornate Hearts dies for my "thank you" sentiment from Autumn TreeI added some pink taffeta ribbon, sponged, and matted, and it was done. 

As we begin to prepare to celebrate the season of Christmas, I am reminded that there is a constant ebb and flow in life. We can go from the highest mountain to the lowest valley, and yet God is always in control...and we must always have our eyes on Him. For one day the mystery of God will be finished and everything shall appear to have been done in the most proper time (Matthew Henry).

I know what it is to be in need, 
and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content
in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, 
whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 2 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:  Poinsettia Ornament, Noel Ornament, Autumn Tree (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Sahara Sand (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Circle Ornaments dies (ODBD), Ornate Heart dies (ODBD), Circles dies (Spellbinders), Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon (SU), Empressor tool, stylus, Blossom Spica Glitter Pen (Color Set B), 3M dimensional tape 
Techniques: Fussy cutting, sponging, masking (using positive and negative of die cuts)
Card Size:  4¾”


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"