Mixed Media Card: It’s Your Birthday

Hello everyone… I am back again… Today I have 2 blog posts for you to check out. The first one is Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Blog Hop, and second post is about a mixed media birthday card.

I was inspired by the STAMPlorations March sketch and theme when I created this card using Smile stamp setKathryn’s Birthday stamp setMixed Media Grunge stamp setZen Hearts Stensil.

The background I created with Ken Oliver – Color Bursts Caribbean powder and mixture of Perfect Pearl powder and water spray. And I used the ghosting technique with the stencil on it, too. Then I stamped the bubble wrap and dots pattern on the watercolored panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

STAMPlorations March Theme & Sketch Challenge

Then I stamped the leaves branches on the other color burst background paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then fussy cut them out. I added some sparkle glitter on them using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen. I added them on the card with some do adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut out the pennant tail. I did the same thing with the black cardstock and slightly overlap them to give a shadow under the white one.

I finished the card with some of the flower wood veneers.

Need more inspirations for this challenge? Visit STAMPlorations blog to see the Design Team projects using the March Theme & Sketch. And GO HERE to link up your projects by the end of the month.

THANKS for stopping by my blog today! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

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Challenge #274-275 – Anything Goes

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs 9th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating ODBD’s birthday in a special way, and celebrating the goodness and blessings of God! There’s great deals, discounts and giveaway!!!

Today, Our Daily Bread Designs released the 2017 Special Edition Anniversary stamp set and custom die set to focus on celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. The stamp set is called Celebration and it coordinates beautifully with the Large Number Dies and Pennant Flag Dies.

Here are the cards that I created with the Special Edition Anniversary stamp and die:

With these Special Anniversary Release stamp and dies, sky is the limits to create handmade birthday cards, anniversary cards and graduation cards. My hope is that today’s cards will give you some inspirations to make your own handmade cards to celebrate the special days of your family and friends.

Visit ODBD Blog to see more inspirations from the Design Team and 2 Anniversary Bundle Deals that you can save 15% of regular prize. Plus… you get $9 Gift Code to use on your next order of $20 or more. Use the code 9GIFT to receive $9.00 off! Code valids until March 31, 2017… Not only that… There are also Bread Bucks Reward Program and Incentive Gift Program that you can read all about them here. Many ways to save on your crafting supplies at ODBD Website!!!


Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 18, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Design Team Blogs:

Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Lisa * Robin * Julie 

Kathy * Dawn * Grace * Lori * Chris * Helen

THANK YOU so much for visiting today! You all have a fabulous day!

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ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps


Challenge #274-275 – Anything Goes


HLS March Anything Goes with Dies

March challenge

My Redeemer Blog Hop and Contest

Welcome to My Redeemer Blog Hop and Contest event with Joy Clair! It is a special event showcasing the new Color By Faith Collection – My Redeemer.

The Joy Clair Design Team share their projects using the My Redeemer stamp set. This blog hop starts at Joy Clair blog , where you also will find the full list of blog hop participant, just in case you got lost. You should arrive from Lindsay’s blog. This blog hop is not only just regular blog hop, it is also a contest for you to have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Joy Clair Store.

For My Redeemer Contest, PLEASE READ all through the end to find THE KEY WORD from my post.

I created a mixed media wood sign using Color By Faith Collection – My Redeemer. I got a Small Rectangle Plaid Wood blank plaque at store. Then I covered it with scrap patterned papers using gel medium, sort of creating collage of papers on it. Once the gel medium dried, I added some white gesso on it.

I set it aside to dry white I was working on the cross. I stamped the cross with the Memento Lux ink on a white cardstock then added some brown gelato with my finger. Then I stamped cross again on a monoprint scrap paper that I have in my stash and fussy cut out the heart. I added the heart in the middle on the cross with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Next is adding colors on the background. My wood plaque was not quite dry yet so I used my craft heater to speed up the drying process.

Using blue green and brown gelatos, I added the colors on in. Gelatos blend smoothly on a primed surface. I used my finger and damp baby wipes to blend the colors. I added more pigment on around for darker shading.

Once I was happy with the background, I heat set it again with my craft heater. I added some gel medium on top of the background to seal the pigment, then dried it again with craft heater.

And next step I stamped the sentiments on it with the Memento Lux ink pad. The surface will be a bit slippery for stamping, so once you add your inked stamp on the surface, do no wiggle it too much, just firmly press down for couple seconds to make sure the ink transfer well on the primed background.

Here are the close ups of the stamping on it:

You can let the ink air dry, or you can use craft heater to dry it. I just let it sit on the frame stand and let it air dry. So that’s my mixed media wood sign 🙂 I hope you all be inspired and create your own Easter wood sign!


Each of the design team will post a KEY WORD on our blog post and you need to create a sentence with these words. Once you have all the words, you will need to send me the sentence to my email — gulletthm at yahoo dot com — by March 19th, 11:59 PM EST. And one lucky winner will be chosen and posted on March 31st at Joy Clair Blog.

My key word is CLAIR

Your next stop is my team buddy… LeeAnn to see what she has created for you! And here are the designer’s blogs that you can visit to see more inspirations:

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Donna Idlet

Kerry Urbatch

Steph Ackerman

Lori Kobular

Linday Andreon

Helen Gullet

LeeAnn McKinney

Jessica Pascarella

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today. You all have a fabulous blessed day!!!

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Challenge #274 – #275

More Spring Cards: God’s Blessings Coloring Page and Daffodils

Hello everyone… Even the Winter is back, today I would love to share with you more Spring themed cards 🙂

We are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs March Release. Here are two cards I created using the new God’s Blessings Coloring Pages, Daffodils stamp set, Daffodil die, and Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies. For more information and inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I colored one of the God’s Blessings Coloring Pages using Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Tombow Dual Pen. Then I die cut the colored page with one of the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and ODBD Rectangles Dies. I stacked the die cuts with 3D foam tape for extra dimension to the layers. I added the black frame that I cut using 2 sizes of the ODBD Rectangles Dies.

On my second card, I stamped the Daffodils with black archival ink and colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. Then I cut out with the matching Daffodil die. I stamped the sentiment that comes from the same stamp set on a white cardstock and cut it out using the ODBD Pierced Circles Dies.

For the background I used some papers from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad. I die cut them with the Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies and ODBD Rectangles Dies.

More inspirations… please visit the ODBD Design Team are sharing their projects using the March New Release Products:

Dawn * Cathy * Lisa * Helen * Kathy * Sandee

Sabrina * Robin * Diana Lori * Julie

Products that I use to create my projects today:

SAVE 20% on March 2017 Bread Basket Bundle

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today and I hope these projects will give you some inspirations for Spring 🙂 Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps

Challenge #274-275 – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge #6 Anything Goes

March challenge

Three Calvary Crosses

Good morning everyone… The winter is not totally gone away yet… it came back this morning. I hope you all stay warm and be safe.

Today, I am sharing an Easter – CAS card with some watercolor painting and die cutting on it.

Rejoice, He Is Risen - Card with A Jillian Vance Design Three Calvary Crosses Die Cut and Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint. Check out more at --> http://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com/2017/03/three-calvary-crosses.html

I painted the background with Gansai Tambi watercolor paint. I found several inspiration pictures on Pinterest and this is my first time painting the evening sunset sky 😀 Totally love watching how the colors blending together and change colors with the paint.

And I use the Three Calvary Crosses Die Cut Set from A Jillian Vance Design on this card too. I am sharing more pictures and details how I created this card is at A Jillian Vance Design blog.

I hope you all will visit me there and enjoy the post. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today!

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Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop Comin Soon!

The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is coming soon! This is one of the most amazing and fun blog hop and all cardmakers, papercrafters and DIYers are invited to join the party!

So…. Mark you calendar and be ready to link up with us!

When: Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31

Time: 6 am pacific

THEME: Spring

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

There will be lots of amazing Super Sponsors, Prizes and inspirations!!! More details will come soon! You can always visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, follow them on Instagram (search for @coffee_crafts), and join the Coffee Loving Facebook Group for more inspirations and information.

See you all there!

Psalms 85:11 – Faithfulness Springs

Hello everyone… I am so excited to see that my Tulips are coming early this year 🙂 They are one of my favorite Spring flowers. I cannot wait to see and enjoy their giant blooms!

And inspired by giant tulip dream… I created my CAS card today using Our Daily Bread Designs March New Release Products: Tulips Stamp Set, Tulip Die and Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies. And for the sentiment, I use one of the Pierced Rectangles Dies as the mat.

I stamped the tulips with Archival Black ink pad and colored them with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil. They blend smoothly and love the vibrant colors.

I love the sentiments that comes in this Tulips stamp set. One of my favorite is this one with the Bible verse from Psalms

1 Lord, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin. Selah
3 You withdrew all your wrath;
you turned from your hot anger.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation toward us!
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.

The whole passage is beautiful, isn’t it? The LORD revived his people and bless their land when they came to repent from their sins. God’s forgiveness and renewal life is for them it was like the new season, new Spring in their lives. The new fresh life that the LORD gave to them led them to worship and rejoice in Him for what he had done in their lives.

His one faithful God… back then to the people of Israel, now in our lives and forever!!! He is the good Father. The Righteous Judge.

I believe when come to Him with humble hearts, asking for forgiveness, and ask him to revive our lives, He will forgive and revive us… only because He is a faithful God. He will change our lives and give us the new refresh life through Jesus Christ!

I hope this truth will bless you all today and encourage your hearts in any circumstance you are in now. HUGS!

Thank you for visiting me and a blessed day!

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ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps

Challenge #272-273 – Anything Goes

PP334 – A Theme Challenge from Sandy

The Flower Challenge #6 Anything Goes