Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WAW199 ~ Wondrous Things ~

It's the very first Wednesday in September!  And you know what Wednesday means...  it's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 
We appreciate our sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who generously provided our prizes this week!

A very special thank you to Simon Says Stamp who graciously provided me some goodies to play with this month!  They are having a huge celebration this month.  Be sure to check out their BLOG to check it out!  As part of this great event, I have been given a few products to share with you and I was more than happy to use them on today's card...  

So I printed today's scripture on white card stock and die cut it along with the rich pumpkin layer.  The card base (A2 Side Folding Card) was provided by Simon Says Stamp along with this beautiful background stamp.  The stamp is Leaves Background #SSS101529.  For this project, I inked the leaves with several shades of Memento ink including Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter's Clay and Rhubarb Stalk.  I then used a bit of the Rhubarb Stalk and Potter's Clay to ink the edges.  I layered the stamped image on pumpkin card stock cut slightly smaller than the card base (Item #A2SIDE10).  

So don't forget to play along this week with our Word Art Wednesday challenge and don't forget to check out #Stamptember!  It promises to be fun!

Hugs and Blessings....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Release Day at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Woot, woot!  Can you say SEPTEMBER????  I just love fall and with the first day of September cooler weather and beautiful fall foliage can't be far behind!  But the first day of the month also means it is release day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  AND if new products doesn't get your motor running...  did I mention a blog hop???  And a prize???  Woot, woot...  Here's the 411 -

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 September 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Easy peasy, right???  SO here are a couple of projects to inspire you and give you some ideas of what to get if you should be so lucky...
The first project features the fun new stamp set, You are Pawsome and the coordinating Puppy Die...
The little ID tag...  may be found on the new die set, Cats & Dogs...

I must confess, I had a few cute St. Bernards in mind when I colored this gem up.  I stamped fun paw prints all over my white card stock layer and stamped my sentiment on white card stock before using ODBD's Pennants Die.  I stamped the bandana on red card stock (You Are Pawsome) and used the coordinating die,  Cats & Dogs,
to cut it and my puppy.  

I pulled a bit of scrap red card stock and used last month's Stitched Ovals Die to create Mister Pup's background.  And the grass...  super easy with ODBD's Grass Border Die...

And now for number two using the new Never Forgotten stamp set and Cats & Dogs Die...
 I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 pink base adding a bit of white card stock and DP from ODBD's Shabby Rose Paper Collection making sure to distress all edges.  I embossed the main panel with ODBD's Boho Background Die and added a die cut/embossed heart using the Ornate Hearts Die.  O stamped the sentiment on another bit of DP using a rich cocoa brown and pink marker for the heart.  I added a die cut bone tag (Dogs & Cats Die) 
with a bit of seam binding and baker's twine...
So here are the new items you see today...

and some old favorites...

Wasn't that fun?  So now it is time for  you to visit your last stop today...  I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop as much as the designers have enjoyed putting it together.  Don't forget to leave some love as you travel along!  

Hugs and blessings...

  ODBD Blog **If you get lost along the way**

And the Design Team affectionately know as the "Bread Sticks"
Julie * Cathy * Grace * Chris * Angie 
Amy * Sandee * Dawn * Lisa * Loretta
Sabrina * Silke * Lori (ME)America

Monday, August 31, 2015

ODBD ~ Give Thanks ~

Good morning and welcome to the work week! I'm already checking off my to-do list...  meetings...reports...projects due... The list never seems to get shorter!  And even though my list seems to be continually multiplying it is oh so satisfying to mark a few of those items off.  
Talking about lists...  there is one list that I am so very happy to be on...  the Lamb's Book of Life list...  aren't you???

Today's card featuring a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' August release...
Boho Blessings, the coordinating Fancy Fritillary Die, Boho Background Die, Oval Dies and Stitched Ovals Die...

and did I mention an old favorite... Fancy Foliage Die

I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches and added a slightly smaller black CS mat.  I used the Boho Background Die to emboss my top panel in white.  I stamped the sentiment in black (Boho Blessing) 
and used Ovals Dies and Stitched Ovals Die  to 
frame it.  A bit of greenery from the Fancy Foliage Die  adorns the corner.  
I stamped my image on Copic compatible paper in a soft gray ink and used my Copics to color it.  Afterwards I used a stamp positioner to ink over the outline with a rich black ink.  I used the coordinating Fancy Fritillary Die to cut it out.  

So here are the new items you see...

and some older items...

How fun!  Now don't forget Tuesday will mark the first day of September and that means a whole new release from Our Daily Bread Designs!  If you loved this month's as much as I did...  I know you will enjoy this one as well!  PLUS...  there will be more special surprises this month!  I can't wait to share!  

Hugs and blessings...

Additional Supplies

Ink - Memento Gray Flannel, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black
Papers - Neenah Solar Crest (Copics); Georgia Pacific

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ODBD ~ Thanks Pennant ~

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  The weather looks to be perfect...  that wonderful blend of cooler evenings giving way to warm late summer days...   I hope to spend some time outdoors after church this morning!  

Today's card features a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' August release including the special mid month Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet  and coordinating Swag Pennant Die

I started with a rich purple card stock base adding a raspberry mat.  I pulled a fun DP from this month's Beautiful Boho Paper Collection and an overlay created with the new Boho Background Die.  I stamped the image with a rich purple ink on ecru card stock (Boho Love) and used the coordinating Ornate Hearts Die to cut and emboss.  I stamped the thanks sentiment (Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet) after positioning the stamps with the coordinating die (Pennant Swag Die.) 
I then used the die to cut...  so easy!  I cut a large banner to nestle behind the heart die.  

So here are some of the items you see...

Thanks for stopping by!

Other items...

Paper - Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, The Paper Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant, Memento Rose Red

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ODBD ~ We Live By Faith ~

Good morning and welcome to my little corner of the world!  Today, I have a card using a few of the items from this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  In just a few short days we will welcome another month and I want to share a few more cards featuring this release.  

This time, I used the Boho Faith 
set along with a few favorite dies...

 I started with a dark green card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches with a slightly smaller white mat.  I pulled a stripe and dot pattern from my DP stash cutting both at an angle.  I affixed the stripe with dimensional foam and added a white die cut strip using ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die set with some white CS.  I stamped my image on white card stock with a fun mixed ink pad (giving it an ombre appearance) and used the coordinating die, Vintage Labels  to cut and emboss the edges.  I stamped the sentiment (also from the Boho Faith set) on white card stock and used ODBD's Pennants Die  to cut it out.  A flower spray highlighted with greenery from the Fancy Foliage Die set adorns the bottom.  What do you think of the color combo?  ;-)

Here are some of the items  you see...

and some of the other products...

Ink - Kaleidacolor - Caribbean Sea
Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacifc, We R Memory Keepers Farmers' Market
Flowers - Recollections, The Paper Studio

Thanks as always for stopping by!  Be sure to check back the next couple of days!  I have a few more projects to share from this release and TUESDAY marks a new release day!  It promises to be a busy week!


Friday, August 28, 2015

It's Time For a New Release at North Coast Creations

Welcome to another fun release at North Coast Creations!  I promise this month will be a real hoot!  ;-)  If you love using owls and/or amazing dies on your projects, you are at the right place!  This month I have a couple of cute projects featuring some of the new items at NCC.  And at the end of today's post, watch for details on how you can hop along and possibly win!  I know you would love to add a few of these fun tools to your stamping collection!
First, I will start with a fun card using NCC's Who Loves You stamp set, coordinating Owl Family Die along with the new Flourished Vine Dies.

I started with a deep brown card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) with a Kraft mat.  I cut a slightly smaller DP layer using our sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs' Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  ODBD  also provided a couple of new dies for the sentiment panel - Ovals Dies and Stitched Ovals Die.  I stamped the sentiment on my sentiment panel so I could place the die cut owls suspended from my "faux" swing.  A few "vines" peek out from the sentiment panel.  So here are the new products you see in the project shown above... 

I took these same items plus another new NCC die and created this card...

This time, I started with a blue card stock base and added a DP from ODBD's Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  I created the white lattice layer and focal die using ODBD's Boho Background Die
and Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.  I stamped the branch and owl family, colored each and cut them out using the new Owl Family Die.  I used the Flourished Vine Dies with Kraft card stock for the added foliage and a bit of left over blue card stock to create my sentiment, Thinking of You die.  Here is a photo of this new die...
So fun!  So now you too can have the opportunity to take these items home.  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 August 30, 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 August 31, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

NCC Blog  - if you get lost along the way ;-)

And the Coasters...
(be sure to stop by and give them some love...)
Julie * Lori (ME)* Dawn 
 * Sandee * Angie * Amy * Robin * Cathy
Additional items shown today...

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Pennant Stamps at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Welcome!  Can you believe it is Monday already?  Normally, Monday's are not the day I would define as exciting...  HOWEVER, this one most certainly is!  Because...  DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

has a special mid month release!!!!

Yep... you heard that right!  A very special new Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet  stamp set is available!  And the best part???  It coordinates with ODBD's Pennant Swag Die!

Now that's the kind of news to make my Monday morning!

Here's my project using the new stamp set along with the coordinating die...


and the Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet set...  
(our special mid month release...)

I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a bright yellow mat.  I used ODBD's Sunburst Background Die to create a background, inking all exposed areas with Memento Cantaloupe and Dandelion inks.  I found a scrap piece of Kraft paper and used ODBD's Fence Die to cut my border.  A bit of green CS along with ODBD's Grass Border Die peek out from behind the fence.  I positioned my stamps using the die and after stamping die cut the banner.  A couple of Kraft birds (Birdcage and Banner Die) seem to be sneaking off with my banner.  :-)  
I tucked a few die cut clouds  from the Cloud and Raindrops Die 
over my sun.  

I just love the versatility of this stamp set!  I must tell you positioning these stamps is SUPER easy!  

***Just check out this VIDEO by Lisa Somerville
 showing you just how easy they are to work with!*** 

And don't forget to investigate what my design team sisters have cooked up too!  But before I send you on, take a look at some of the other ODBD items you see today...

Please hop along and visit all of our great designers!  These ladies work so very hard to bring you the most fabulous projects each and every month!  I know they covet your comments, love and prayers!  

Hugs and Blessings....

ODBD Blog (if you get lost along the way...)
the Bread Sticks

Cathy * Dawn * Angie * Lori(ME)
 * Sabrina * America