Friday, July 15, 2016


I haven't done an Our Daily Bread challenge in quite some time, but this month's theme is anything grows and I was in need of a Sympathy card for my Brother in law who lost his mother and thought these two stamp sets would be perfect.  You can find out all the details HERE on their blog.

I used Our Daily Bread Designs -- Fragrance and Amazing Grace Hymn Stamp sets, I colored the flowers with Spectrum Aqua markers, added a little stickles to the center of one of them. I hand cut the flower and shaped the flowers a little bit with a stylus and pad and mounted them with foam tape. I also used the Vintage Ephemera collection papers from Our Daily Bread also.  Distress inks Old Paper and Tea Dye were used on the Music sheet stamp.

Cherry Lynn Designs -- Fanciful Flourish die
Craftaroo -- Clear Rhinestones

You have until the end of the month if you would like to join in on the challenge.

I injured my toe nail a little while back and had to have it removed this past Monday, it still hurts a bit to walk on it and I am suppose to wear my shoes with inserts in them all the time because of foot problems I have and I have not been able to do that, so I have been quite the home body this week.  I did get out and pick up some medicine and food that was needed to get by for another week, but that's it.  I had to stay home while my hubby went out and took pictures south of us, but I will have to say, I did get some cardmaking done so that is nice :)

Hope all is well with you, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and have a terrific weekend!



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Connie, this is a beautiful card. I like the hymn stamp for the background, very appropriate for a sympathy card. The yellow flowers are so pretty and bright.

I am sorry to hear about your toe! I certainly hope walking becomes more comfortable for you soon!

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Connie. Could not be more appropriate. Perfect.

Hussena said...

Your card is so beautiful, Connie. Love those flowers! I am sure your BIL will appreciate it a lot :)

Esther Asbury said...

What a great way to use that hymn stamp! It makes the perfect sympathy card!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, this is a beautiful sympathy card using your hymn stamp. Love it and your BIL will too. So sorry for his loss.
Have a nice upcoming weekend. Blessings xo

Unknown said...

So sorry for the need of this card....but it is gorgeous! Love the music sheet background and your beautiful flowers--yellow is my most favorite! ;)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dear Connie, I'm so sorry about your toe. I had some "work" done on an ingrown toenail, and it was not easy to walk on. I am praying that it will heal well and that you'll be able to wear your shoes soon. But it is wonderful that you've been getting more stamping done. I'm sorry you've had to make this card for your BIL's mom's passing, but it's a beautiful one that he will love. I always loved this beautiful stamp of "Amazing Grace," and I love how you've used the flowers from Fragrance. It's beautiful, and I hope you have a good weekend! Hugs, sweet friend!

Debbie said...

a beautiful card!!! we have been home a bit with the work being done on our house and i love it. the skies are blue, the sun is shining and i think i "should" be outside but it's just too hot!!! i have been enjoying some projects around the house and a few craft projects. i hope the toe heals quickly, it's no fun to be in pain. have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So pretty!! I love the music sheet paper!!
Thanks for dropping bya nd I wish you a great weekend!!


Oliva Ohlson said...

Dear Connie I hope you heal pretty quick!

Your card is beautiful. I admire your coloring technique; I am hopeless when it comes to coloring. Have a relaxing weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Connie! Oh, my... the hymn background is amazing. Beautiful flowers and your leafy die cut is perfect. Ooooh, so sorry about your toe! It is a good reason to enjoy some extra stamping time. Make the most of it!

Anonymous said...

Connie - OUCH! Your poor toe/toenail. I hope that you feel better soon. Love your card!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think this card is just perfect,love the music / verse you have used.

Sorry to read about your toe troubles - hope all heals well.
Take care

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Connie. Love the amazing grace music background... it's perfect with the beautiful flowers... the yellow looks great. Praying your toe will heal fast so you can get back to normal routine.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such a beautiful card Connie! I love your coloring of the flower, and how you used the hymn as a background! SO pretty, I'm sure your BIL will love it! Hope your toe feels better! :) Thank you so much for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week with your beautiful creation!