Monday, March 30, 2015

ODBD ~ Hello, Easter Blessings ~

Happy Monday morning!  As we enter one of the holiest weeks on the Christian calendar, I have a card to share featuring a stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs' March release.  I chose to work with the new set, Happy Resurrection Day.


and the stamp set I used shown below... 

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY - H623

I began with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch white card stock base and used the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die to create a soft buttery yellow die overlay and white focal panel.  After cutting out the white focal panel I positioned the Hello Die to cut out the shadow and used a scrap of yellow to cut out the word a second time and position it inside the original white die cut.  This was particularly tricky, since I had to keep up with the tiny white pieces inside the E and O...  

Do you hear the Old McDonald tune in your head too????  :-)

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a bit of white CS and used ODBD's Vintage Labels Die to highlight it.  A bit of greenery created with the Fancy Foliage Die adorned with mulberry roses adds just a touch of spring to the bottom right hand side.  

So here are a few of the additional ODBD items you see today...

VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56

VINTAGE LABEL DIES - CSBD55

FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33

Don't forget to stop back by Wednesday!  ODBD will have the new April sets ready for release!  I can't wait to show them off!  I know you will love them too!  

{{hugs}}

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marching Along With North Coast Creations' Latest Release

Welcome friends to North Coast Creations' March Release!  If you are a person who loves large amounts of caffeine...  this release is just for  you!  But not just any caffeine will do!  I'm referring to that fabulous concoction known as coffee!  You either love it or you hate it!  What is so cool about this release?  Even if you are not a coffee fan...  you can still have loads of fun stamping about it and sharing gifts or cards with your coffee drinking friends!  They will think you are so very thoughtful!
 
And what is even better than matching up the perfect project with your besties?  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!  SO be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

So here is the first project featuring the new set,


I stamped the sentiment on white card stock twice.  I hand cut the top layer and added it to the original panel with dimensional foam.  It makes it look like a real banner!


And here's a better look at the sentiment panel along with the circles (created with Our Daily Bread Designs' Matting Circles Dies and the lovely faux lace from ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die set.

 I know that many of you love shabby/chic projects!  But sometimes I like to see projects that are a little more clean and simple.  And when I saw this stamp set, Warm My Heart, I knew the paper crimper would come out of retirement!


I stamped my sentiment on white card stock before using Our Daily Bread Designs' Pennant Die to create the banner.  I stamped the coffee container image and heart separately, coloring each and fussy cutting them.  I added the heart on top (with dimensional foam) and added it to the crimped Kraft layer.  I just love this one too!

So here are the new items from NCC you see today...
See why I had to pull out the paper crimper?



and some products from our sister company Our Daily Bread Designs...

SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

MATTING CIRCLES DIES - CSBD72

BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIES - CSBD51

PENNANT DIES - CSBD60

So don't forget to stop by the blog hop and leave some love.  Because you could win a fabulous gift certificate!  If you get lost along the way visit the NCC Blog.  

The Coasters
North Coast Creations Design Team

  Lori (ME) * Lisa * Julie * Sandee 
Dawn * Patty * Angie * Wanda

WAW176 ~ Psalm 18:46 ~ Blessed Be My Rock

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
  
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 this week's sponsors so very much!  This week we are excited to have Really Reasonable Ribbon AND Artisttic Adventures (Heather Hudson/Etsy Shop) sharing prizes with us!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

This week we are getting our thoughts and minds prepared for the Easter season.  So this time we are visiting the book of Psalms and celebrating the most awesome gift our Savior gave...



So this week, I printed our digi scripture on Kraft paper and decided to tear the paper to resemble my own paper rock!  I started with a black card stock base (measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a mat white CS layer.  I wanted a DP pattern to mimic a garden (picture Gethsemane) and cut it slightly smaller than the white matting.  I added my faux rock with dimensional foam and added one tiny yellow mulberry rose with paper punched twigs and leaves!  Super simple!  This one may be mass produced for people at my church!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to create a project and link it up on the Word Art Wednesday page!  Thanks again!

Supplies 

Paper - Georgia Pacific, Fancy Pants Office Suite
Misc. - Mulberry Blossom, Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ODBD ~ He is Risen!

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week.  Monday started a bit rocky for me.  My alarm was 45 minutes off...  and so I was nearly late to work.  I spent 20 minutes rushing to shower, dry my hair, apply makeup, take vitamins and find just the right outfit.  It was a crazy, mad rush to say the least!  However, even with a very rough start to the day, I managed to walk in my office on time and amazingly accomplished every single task I needed to do that morning before arriving at work.  (Except, for remembering my security card...  lol)...  It just goes to show that even in the craziness of life we can stay focused and get the task at hand done.  

So this Easter, my goal is to stay focused on what really matters...  the cross, the empty tomb, the nail scarred hands and feet...  It is through our Savior's sacrifice that we may live eternally...  AND that my friends is definitely worth keeping sight of.  

Blessings...

Today's project featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' Happy Resurrection Day set...


 HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY - H623

I started with a purple card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I added a white mat (embossed with a quatrefoil design) and added a royal purple die cut panel (Vintage Label Dies).  I layered up a white cross die (found in ODBD's Ornamental Crosses Die).  I stamped the sentiment with a coordinating purple ink before using the Pennant Die to frame it.  A few mulberry blossoms rest on the corner with greenery and twigs created using the Fancy Foliage Die.  So what do you think?  How have you been reminded of our Savior's love for us?  

Here are a few of the other ODBD items you see today...

ORNAMENTAL CROSSES DIES - CSBD54

PENNANT DIES - CSBD60

FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33

Thanks again for spending just a few moments of your day with me!  

Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Happy Resurrection Day
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Ornamental Crosses DiePennant DiesFancy Foliage Die
Misc. - Mulberry Roses 

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release

Can you believe it is ALREADY the 20th of March?  It seems like the month is just flying by!  My daffodils are peeking hesitantly out of the ground and the bunnies seem to have a new spring in their hop.  Speaking of spring...  it has been a joy to share some of the new products from Our Daily Bread Designs this month!  And since it is mid month, we taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release.   Here are a couple of cards I created using Basket of Blessings along with the new Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  For more inspiration using the February Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.


I started with a 5 x 5 inch burgundy card base and added a Kraft mat.  I used coordinating papers from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection for my background papers, eggs and tiny blossoms.  I stamped the basket image on Neenah Solar Crest and colored with with Copics before fussy cutting.  I added my die cut eggs, grass and greenery before adhering to the card.  I stamped my sentiment on white card stock and cut a tag using ODBD's Mini Tags Die.

Here's the new items you see...




CSBD86 - EGGS DIES 


CSBD9 - GRASS BORDER DIE


SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

and some older products including a couple of personal favs...

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES


CSBD54 - ORNAMENTAL CROSSES DIES


CSBD63 - MINI TAG DIES

So take a few moments to check out the rest of the design team's projects.  And if you get lost along the way be sure to go back to the ODBD Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
The Bread Sticks

 Julie * Cathy * Lori (ME)
 Dawn * Sandee * Wanda 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WAW175 ~ Safety is of the Lord ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
  
Be sure to stop by 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 and their generosity!  This week we are pleased to have Classy Cards 'N Such along with Eureka Digi Stamps as sponsors!  Please take a few moments to thank both of our fabulous sponsors this week!   


Since our digital scripture, I opted to pull out a horse image I have in my stash...



I started with an ecru card stock base and black CS matting.  I thought the chicken wire DP fit the image nicely.  I stamped the image on Neenah Solar Crest using a Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copics.  I sponged in a bit of Memento Summer Sky before using a Spellbinder die to cut it out and creating a scalloped background.  I printed our digi scripture on white card stock and cut it down to create a simple banner.  

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Welcome to the Anniversary Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Welcome!  Grab a cup of joe and settle in because today we are having an Anniversary Party!  Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates 7 years of doing business!  And to mark this milestone, seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 19, 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 March 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Did you notice, I mentioned NEW Anniversary stamp sets?  Yep, you heard right.  ODBD has a special release (2 stamps sets) to mark this milestone.  And I am pleased as punch to share them with you.  My first project (or pink palooza) features the new set, God Verses.
  

Today's card measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I started with a white card stock base and added a soft pink layer using ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die.  I added a soft rose paper from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection and chose soft gingham and wicker weave print (also from this collection) for my layers.  A bit of faux lace compliments of the Beautiful Borders Die peeks out from behind the wicker DP with just a sprinkle of pink adhesive backed pearls for glitz.  I die cut my scripture panel with ODBD's Pennant Die and added a flourish of DP blossoms created with the Asters and Leaves Die set.  And a fancy flourish isn't complete without greenery created with the Fancy Foliage Die and a fun pink pearl flourish layered up for added interest.  

So here's the new God Verses set...


But there is more!  I told you there were TWO sets...  
So here is my second card featuring the new God Quotes set...


This time, I started with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a white mat.  This card features some beautiful chalkboard DP from ODBD's Chalkboard Paper Collection.  I chose to stamp my sentiment on a clean white panel and accent it with a blinged out star (created by nesting two die from the Sparkling Stars Die.  After cutting the star out of chipboard, I added white paint, distress crackle and a bit of crystal coarse glue.  A tiny mulberry rose and greenery from the Fancy Foliage Die fill out the additional space.  

So here's the new set...


And here are a few of the other ODBD products you see today...

SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

CHALKBOARD COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

CSBD75 - FLOURISHED STAR PATTERN DIE

CSBD51 - BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIES

CSBD60 - PENNANT DIES

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

CSBD79 - SPARKLING STARS DIES

Don't forget to stop by and leave all of the designers some love!  Remember, by commenting you could possibly win one of these new sets!!!  Isn't that motivation enough?  PLUS, you get to see some of the most talented ladies around!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

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

The Bread Sticks

  Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin
 * Sabrina * Lisa * Grace * Gracie * Audrey
 * Wanda * Paula * Cathy * Diana * Dawn * Sandee

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Celebrating an Anniversary with a Scripture Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs

This month, Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates an anniversary!  And  to celebrate the designers are showcasing some of our favorite items.  Today, we focus on scripture.  And for today's project I chose a beautiful scripture from the New Testament book of Mark, featured in ODBD's Scripture Collection 12.  

We would love to have you join us in sharing your projects using an ODBD Scripture.  Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, cards using techniques, scrapbook pages or home decor items, we would love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps.   To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of this POST by Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to receive a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on Sunday, March 22, 2015, so please be sure to check there to see if you have won.

So here is my project for today featuring Scripture Collection 12...



I started with a kraft card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added an ecru mat.  The designer papers you see are from the beautiful ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  A beautiful mulberry rose and greenery from ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die adorn the corner.  And just for fun, I added an ecru pearl flourish.  

Here's the items you see!

G542 - SCRIPTURE COLLECTION 12

BLUSHING ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

And don't miss ODBD's Scripture Collection Sale!  From now through Saturday, March 21, 2015 you can SAVE 25% on all Scripture Collection stamp sets.  Please see the ODBD Blog for more details! 


ODBD Blog  **  If you get lost along the way   ;-)

The Breadsticks

 Lori (ME) * Chris * Angie * Silke 
Robin * Sabrina * Grace * Elizabeth * Audrey 
Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Gracie

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 13, 2015

ODBD ~ Happiness Through Your Door ~

Welcome!  Top of the mornin' to ya!  Do you know that according to data from a 2011 Census 35 MILLION people in the United States claim Irish ancestry???  That means 11% of the ENTIRE population of the United States claim Irish roots!  And it's no wonder!  I have been guilty of a t-shirt or two that sport such phrases as "kiss me, I'm Irish..."  ;-)
 It is just plain fun to sport some shade of green, sing silly songs and eat green eggs!  (Well, maybe I'm pushing the envelope with the green eggs thing...)  You are totally with me, right???  And just for the record, I REALLY do have a bit of Irish in me.  A great-great-great-(WHEW, I know there are a whole bunch of those) grandfather came over from Dublin in 1774.  He was a lace maker by trade and came to the colonies to seek his fortune.  Eventually, he fought honorably in the American Revolution and as his reward received a land grant in the unknown wilds of Kentucky...  How cool is that?  So yes, these IRISH EYES are smilin'!  

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Our Daily Bread Designs' came up with a fabulous set appropriately named St. Patrick's Day.  Here's a card using that very set.


And now that you are humming "O Danny Boy..." here's the set...

H615 -  ST. PATRICK'S DAY

I started with a 5.5 by 4.25 inch white card stock base and added a kelly green mat.  I cut a slightly smaller white card stock panel and scored it on the diagonal every inch.  I inked up the tiny shamrock stamp and using a positioning tool stamped my shamrock in the middle of each panel.  (This part takes a great bit of patience.  And yes, I had to walk away a few times to keep my eyes from crossing...)  I chose a beautiful gold card stock to die cut my base (think pot of gold) and fussy cut the sentiment panel after stamping the Celtic frame and sentiment.  Both layers have a bit of dimensional foam under them for added depth.  I finished up by placing a tiny adhesive backed pearl at each scored intersection.  

And here's a few of the older items I used including my golden layer, a fun favorite of mine...

Vintage Pattern Flourish Die

CSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this post puts you in the mood to dust off your green felt hat and break out fun suspenders.  Hope you find  your pot of gold over the rainbow this week!  

Blessings...

Supplies 

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - St. Patrick's Day
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Vintage Flourish Pattern Die
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy & Tuxedo Black
Paper - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Misc. - Recollections Pearls 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WAW174 ~ Be Content ~

It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge
  
Be sure to stop by 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 and their generosity!  This week we are pleased to have Taylored Expressions AND Bugaboo Stamps as sponsors!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided both fabulous sponsors this week well!   


This week we take a look at Hebrews.  Very wise council indeed!


As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a few moments of your day with me.  I hope the weekly dose of scripture helps to lift  your soul!  

Have a wonderful week!

Supplies 

Paper - Staples, Georgia Pacific, Echo Park - Jack & Jill
Dies - Doily DieFancy Foliage Die
Seam Binding
Digital Stamp - Word Art Wednesday