Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Get Well and a Hike!

Our Daily Bread designs

Wind advisory yesterday, frost in the forecast this week… we must be in Ohio!!! Ugh!

I enjoyed a 1.5 hour massage yesterday at Harmony Farms which just happens to be minutes from Charleston Falls. I thought the Redbuds would be in full bloom and hoped to get some good pictures. So, along with a friend who was also getting a massage, we hiked down to the Redbud valley. Somewhat of a disappointment! Although blooming, there weren’t very many….not one picture!

The falls were roaring again after all the rain we’ve had, so I stopped for another shot…………..I could stay there for hours (on a nice, warm day! and no appointment in minutes!)

Charlestons Falls, Dawn Lusk

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I needed a masculine get well card and the sketch challenge on Splitcoast was perfect for it.

Our Daily Bread designs

I used Our Daily Bread designs The Waves on the Sea, colored with Copics and sponged the sky with Distress inks and used Layered Lacey Squares. The background is Fishing Net stamped in Old Paper on Kraft. The sentiment is from April Showers, leaving off inking up the umbrella, clouds from Clouds and Raindrops dies.

I love doing a fisherman knot with this type of card.

Our Daily Bread designs

Enjoy YOUR day, friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Friday, April 17, 2015

Taking a Look Back at April…ODBD

Our Daily Bread designs
Welcome! It’s time to take a look back at the April release from Our Daily Bread designs!
Before I get to my sample today, I want to remind you that you still have time to get in on an awesome sale! You can save 20% on the stamps found in the Flowers and Garden section, along with the ODBD Custom Flowers and Garden Dies, you can also save 20% on the following ODBD Paper Collections: Blooming Garden, Heart and Soul, Rustic Beauty and Shabby Rose.
Told you it was AWEsome! All the info can be found here.
Ok, now on to my sample.
Here are the items I used from April.
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A cleaner look than my normal I guess. I love the simplicity so the concentration is on His grace that has brought us through so many trials and only His grace will lead us through. I’m sending this to a dear friend not doing well fighting her battle with the “C” word. I colored the pearls with a Copic to match.
Wondering where Amazing Grace Sheet Music is?!
Our Daily Bread designs
Our Daily Bread designs
More info can be seen on the ODBD blog, and be sure to stop by my sister Sticks and see the fabulous samples they have for you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Quiet Moments…and a Card!

Dawn Lusk Photography

Sunday afternoon we took a little drive to Charleston Falls. The trees were still naked after their long winter nap, not many signs of leafing out yet, wildflowers were scattered here and there….but the falls were flowing after all the rain we’ve had and it was a beautiful sight! Can’t wait to go back and catch the Redbuds in bloom!

Dawn Lusk Photography

I found this anonymous quote, how perfect for this picture!

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Our Daily Bread designs

Here’s a card I made for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast and also the color challenge this week.

I used Our Daily Bread designs Shower of Blessings, Layered Lacey Squares, Umbrellas, and Shabby Rose Paper Collection. I added glitter to the cut away. I cut another umbrella top and popped it up with foam pieces.

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This picture was taken with my phone, all I had at the moment out in the yard.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Monday, April 6, 2015

Taking a Look Back at March…North Coast Creations



Today we are taking a look back at
North Coast Creations March Release. 


Here are the sets I used for my samples today.

I love pink and brown and it just seemed to fit a coffee theme with Warm My Heart!
Using my MISTI, I repeatedly stamped the cute heart on kraft cardstock in ColorBox Chalk Pink Pastel and Adriondack Espresso (perfect ink for the set! lol). The 'to go' cup is also stamped in Espresso and colored with Copics. Th
The heart is from Our Daily Bread designs, Ornate Hearts dies, stamped using the MISTI. 


I knew I'd saved this 'to go' cup for some reason a loooong time ago!! A perfect unique way to say "you're special" to someone, using What's Brewin'?!
I traced the sleeve that came on the cup to make my own and embossed with a Darice folder. 
The sentiment is stamped in ColorBox Chalk Burnt Sienna, which matched the cup perfectly, and Espresso again, using my MISTI.
The labels are from Our Daily Bread designs, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies. 




For more inspiration using the March release,
 be sure to visit the NCC Blog .

Also, please visit my sister Coasters
to see their awesome samples!

 Lori * Julie * Sandee * Patty * Angie * Wanda


Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ODBD April Release!!


Welcome to the April release from Our Daily Bread designs! The Breadsticks have been so busy creating such an array of samples for you today! I'm so excited about the new dies this month the stamps!!

Prize Information: - 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until April 2, 2015 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

All the release info can also be found on the ODBD blog.

Here are the items I used from this release 





I used the "raindrops" from Umbrellas dies and the flower from Ornamental Crosses dies to make the flowers and add to Grass Border die. I used the misti to stamp the greeting in 2 ink colors. The beautiful paper is from Blushing Rose Collection

 I love this Layered Lacey Squares set and used it on both cards!!

My next one uses one of my favorite hymns, How Great Thou Art.
I used paper from the Chalkboard Collection and the Double Display from the Fun and Fancy Folds.






No fooling here....this is a fabulous release! Please take some time to visit the rest of the Breadsticks and see their awesome creations!!


Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Lori 
 Angie * Chris * Grace *Silke 
Wanda * Audrey * Sabrina


thanks for stopping by!
Dawn


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

North Coast Creations March Release!


Welcome to the March release from North Coast Creations!
For my java loving friends, you're going to LOVE this one!!


Here are the sets I used for my samples today



Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until March 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on March 28, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

All the March info can be found on the NCC blog

I saw this cute card on pinterest and thought I'd make it into a gift card holder using Warm My Heart!
I made up my own template and used ODBD Blooming Garden Paper Collection for the cup and sleeve. I used my MISTI to stamp the red heart. Thanks a latte! is cut with ODBD Ornamental Hearts Die.

 I cut a couple slits in the bottom of the insert to slide the gift card into.

Here is What's Brewin'? stamped on an off white cardstock with Colorbox Chalk Rouge and hand cut.  I put foam squares just under the middle and a thin bead of glue on the outside edges to give it a 'rounded' mug look. The beautiful die cuts are coming soon from Our Daily Bread designs! The paper is ODBD Blushing Rose Collection.


And if you had a chance to visit Splitcoast today,
this is the sketch today. 


I used the colors from this week's color challenge too! This is a combo of both sets. I used my MISTI to do the 2 color ink stamping and the hearts. I also used ODBD Doily Die, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Matting Circles Die and Circle Ornaments Die.

Now, for plenty more coffee creations, please visit my sister Coasters!

 Lori * Lisa * Julie * Sandee  Patty * Angie * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn







Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking Back at March


SPRING has sprung according to the calendar! Yay! I did notice some tiny green sprouts pushing up through the ground! I'm looking forward to those first flowers!

Don't forget, we're still celebrating our 7th anniversary at ODBD! Check out this post for info.

Now, it's time to take a look back at the March release from Our Daily Bread designs!

Here are the items I used from this release.


I used Christ the Lord is Risen Today, stamped in Memento Grey Flannel, for my background. After coloring Basket of Blessings with Copics and hand cutting, I filled it with Lilacs (mmm, I love them!), popped it on top of the Doily die, and added the Grass Border and Butterfly Single.


For more on this March release, stop by the ODBD blog.

And for tons more inspiration, please visit my sister Breadsticks!

Julie * Cathy * Lori Sandee * Wanda 

Thanks for stopping by!
Dawn