Thursday, September 11, 2014

Live Everyday To The Fullest . . .

WOW!  Is it Thursday again already?  
My goodness!  Where is the time going?
Hello Dear Friends!

Last evening I took a little 'ME' time and created a card for the Our Daily Bread Challenge which is Stitch It (faux or real).  Since I have YET found time to set up last years sewing machine Christmas present, it will once again be faux!  LOL!

I really had a lot of fun creating this card and it consists of both NEW and OLD stash.  
This beautiful Our Daily Bread Stamp is new (to me at least), and the Creative Expression Susan Wilson oval die set is also new.  However, the stitched ribbon and the Paper Studio design paper is old.  In fact, I've probably had that ribbon for at least 5 years!  It was 'lost' and when I redid my ribbon wall recently, it was found ... yah!!

I've kept today's card relatively simple because I wanted to draw focus to this beautiful verse!

Here are a few challenges to share in today:
Craft-room Challenge - Something Old, Something New
Inky Chicks Challenge #37 - Stitching (faux or real)
Die Cut Diva's September Challenge - Something New (Susan Wilson Die Set & ODB Stamp)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
I hope you'll come back tomorrow when I'll have a new Crafty Secrets project to share with you.  
Till then . . .


Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Red cs,  the Paper Studio 'Harper's Boutique' dp
Stamp/Ink:  Our Daily Bread 'Each Minute', Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Creative Expression Susan Wilson 'Australian Collection' #CED2204, Double Stitched Grosgrain Black ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Pretty, pretty bows' #B422, Tim Holtz fine tip black marker
Technique:  Faux Stitching


  1. Gorgeous and did a beautiful job with your "faux" stitching...looks like the "real" thing! You might have twisted (inspired) my arm to join in this week...I even have some of that "five year old"!!

  2. Beautiful card. The die certainly sets off the sentiment and I love the patterned paper too.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. Darlene, what a beautiful card!! I love this wonderful sentiment that is so true!! As we grow older, we grasp this more each day as a reminder that each breath is a gift from God! I love this beautiful die and your wonderful (old) stitched ribbon!! I love when I find something that's been around for a while (we all have those, right?), and then we find a wonderful use for it!! What a delight!! So glad you've joined us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card that die is lovely and perfect for the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  5. A gorgeous card and sentiment :-) Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge
    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

  6. Very elegant Darlene! I love all your faux stitching and that background is amazing! Love it :)

  7. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. beautiful classical card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xxx

  9. Stunning and classy card Darlene!! I love your faux stitching, the paper bow and the color combo. Simply elegant!! The saying is so true!! We take so much for granted!! Thanks so much for joining the Shining the Light challenge this week!


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