Friday, November 27, 2015

Quietfire Design Sentiments of the Season

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Christmas, A smile is the best, Spellbinders
Welcome to the Quietfire Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop! We’re celebrating the season with some gorgeous projects using our favourite Quietfire sentiment stamps and dies.  Today is the last day of the hop.  I hope you've enjoyed all the beautiful creations this week.  At the bottom of the post are links to the rest of the hop if you missed any.

I just love the sentiment I used in my card today. The season can be stressful with the desire to make it picture perfect - don't even get me started on Christmas shopping!  But I would rather my kids remember all the smiles during the season than the stressed out planning, frantic shopping, or untouchable decorations.   

For my card, I paired the beautifully lettered A Smile is the best Christmas Decoration with Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square with some poinsettias dies from Poppystamps.  I also added some gold foil branches nestled under the tiny poinsettias.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Christmas, A smile is the best, Spellbinders

A Smile is The Best Christmas Decoration - Mounted

We’re giving away a prize on each of the Sentiments of the Season blog posts.  The posts will be on Designers’ personal blogs and one on Quietfire Creations.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Sentiments of the Season blog posts and you will be entered for a chance to win a Quietfire stamp or die from that blog.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments. 

If you get lost, just hop back to the Quietfire Creations blog to find all the links!
The deadline for leaving comments is 
Sunday November 29, 2015 at midnight PST.  Winners will be posted shortly afterwards here the Quietfire Creations blog. 

Thank you so much for looking and good luck!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Shaker Card

Hello!  Diana here to share with you a shaker card for this most joyous holiday.  I first sponged a stitched rectangle made with MFT Blueprints 13 a couple of distress inks:  Evergreen Bough and Wild Honey.  I then die cut the Memory Box Cabrini ornament 3 times out of the sponged rectangle.  I then inlaid the outline of the ornaments back in and made the it the shaker front using clear cardstocksmall Joy! foam pads, sequins, beads, and rhinestones.  The backing of the shaker was another sheet of white card stock matted with red card stock cut with the largest rectangle die from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  
Diana Nguyen, Impression Obsession, Christmas, shaker card, Memory Box, ornament

I made my "tree branches" using Impression Obsession Pine Branch and topped it off with a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Joy on a fish tail banner.

Diana Nguyen, Impression Obsession, Christmas, shaker card, Memory Box, ornament

Beautiful Mess

Have any of you heard of MOPs?  It stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is a great program for young moms in the midst of craziness.  It was great to get together with other moms who understood how amazing it was that they could make it to the meetings with little ones in tow.  One of the themes for one year was "Beautiful Mess."  Our lives may seem messy and out of control but God has a plan and He can make our messes beautiful.  I thought the stamp sets The Future and Grunge Elements 2 work perfectly together in light of this theme.

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Grunge elements, Future

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Grunge elements, Future

I hope you are encouraged and take these quotes to heart - especially if your life is a bit messy right now.

Don't forget today is the last day for the following special at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
 25% off all dies! 
Please use the following code:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ODBDSLC264 Religious Inspiration

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I hope you have some fun plans that include family, friends, and food!  Our family tradition is to put up the Christmas tree and decorations the Friday after Thanksgiving. I love decorating for this beautiful season.

So to ring in this weekend, here's a card featuring a sentiment that proclaims the real reason for the season for Christian believers everywhere.

ODBD Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set
ODBD Jingle Bells stamp set
ODBD Splendorous Stars die set
ODBD Stitched Ovals dies
Red Rhinestones 
Distress Ink Broken China

Diana Nguyen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas

1.  Die cut white card stock with stitched die from Splendorous Stars die set and blue card stock with largest rectangle die from Spellbinders matting basics A.
2.  Stamp image and color with watercolor brush markers.
3.  Clear emboss snowflakes and sponge with Broken China.
4.  Stamp sentiment and die cut with stitched oval. 
5.  Leave in die to sponge edges and pop on card.
6.  Add greenery and rhinestones around ovals.

And please check out my other CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:

JuliePaulaRobin, and Chris

To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until November 29, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance 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 on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Monday, November 23, 2015

CCNS112 Shimmering Christmas

Hello!  I made a Christmas card for this week's Ornament Challenge.  


Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Joy
Shimmer Sheetz Purple Iris and Peridot Gemstone

Diana Nguyen, Memory Box, Ornament, Christmas

1.  Die cut a stitched rectangle using MFT Blueprints 13.
2.  Smoosh the two green distress inks on bottom left of rectangle.
3.  Die cut Memory Box Loopy Loop Wreath out of glittered red card stock.
4. Die cut Memory Box Cabrini ornament out of white card stock, the Shimmer Sheetz, and glittered red card stock.
5.  Glue die cuts on card.
6.  Stamp and die cut sentiment out of white card stock and pop up on card.