Friday, September 19, 2014

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release.  

Here is the project I created using the 
Birthday Doily stamp setDoily Blessings stamp set
 and the 
coordinating Doily Die.  

and the products  you see...

the image (framed by the Doily Die)

and the sentiment

 For more inspiration using 
the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Don't forget to visit my sister "Sticks" to see what they have up their sleeves!  I know they have some beautiful creations to share!

 Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy 

Lori  (You are HERE)Sandee * Dawn * Paula *

 Stacy * Wanda

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WAW150 ~ Proverbs 4:23 ~ Thy Heart

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! 
And a very special shout out to Cheery Lynn Designs and Deedee's Digis!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank these fabulous companies who provided our prizes this week!  And check out the fabulous image and digi paper on this project courtesy of Deedees Digis! 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! 

This week we are visiting Proverbs...

This week I used a 5.25 x 5.25 cream colored CS base and lovely digi papers compliments of Bugaboo.  I printed the sentiment on cream CS and placed it under the fussy cut scarecrow image with a bit of jute ribbon.  Can't you just feel fall in the air???

If you are interested in the Deedee's Digis set you can find it HERE,  The set is known as Hay Ride.

Thanks again for stopping by! 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ODBD ~ You Can't "Resist" Knit ~

Good morning and welcome!  I pray you had a marvelous weekend and that Monday wasn't too hard on ya!  If you are like me, I spent most of Monday trying to tie up loose ends from the week before.  And one of those loose ends including tidying up my craft desk and lining up a few new "posts" to share.  

Today's card, features a technique I have tried before but decided to revisit with Our Daily Bread Designs' September release.  

I couldn't "resist" it!  
**SORRY**  :-)

This is probably one of my all time favorite passages from Psalms.  When I think about how much love and care God put into his creation and each and everyone in it...  it just takes my breath away!  

I started with a rich blue card stock (4.25 x 5.5 inch card face) and added a slightly smaller white matting.  A bit of blue matting frames my resist panel.  

I used white card stock for my resist panel, stamping both doily images (Doily Blessings and Birthday Doily) with Versamark.  I added white embossing powder and used my heat tool to set the images.  I then pulled out three shades of blue and one green ink and lightly blended the colors over my embossed images.  Once I liked the look, I wiped everything off with a paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas.  I trimmed it to fit my final blue mat and VOILA!  

I stamped the sentiment (Hand Knit) on a white panel and outlined it with a sliver of blue CS.  I then stamped, colored and cut my image (also from Hand Knit) on Copic compatible paper.  I used a bit of dimensional foam to make it "pop."  

So here's the products from ODBD you see...

I hope you enjoyed today's technique rewind!  Until next time...


Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcome to North Coast Creations' September Release!

Good Monday morning and welcome to North Coast Creations' September Release!  We have some wonderful projects to share including a bit of whimsy (gnomes) and a bit of sweet (gingerbread). And the best part?  No calories in this gingerbread!  Doesn't make my expanding waistline budge a bit!  :-)

Don't forget you can win a prize too!  Just for commenting on our posts, you have a chance to win a $10 North Coast Creations Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until September 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comment on the North Coast Creations blog or the participating designers' blog for your chance to win.  Two random winners will be selected from the comments received and will be announced on the NCC Blog on September 18, 2014.  So be sure to check back there to see if you have won! 

Now let's dive into my projects for the day.  First a bit of whimsy with Gnome What?

I colored my image and created a photo panel.  I then stamped my gnome and colored him as desired.  After hand cutting the little fellow I placed him with dimensional foam and a friendly Kraft sentiment banner.  Isn't he mischievous looking?

Here's the set I used...

Now if that isn't enough to make you laugh out loud...  just look at this darling gingerbread house stamp...

I swear I can smell the gingerbread baking!  I colored all of my gumdrops, peppermints and assorted candies before adding a layer of glitter glue on the roof.  (Makes me think it is real snow glittering in the morning sun...)  If this image doesn't put you in the mood to start on your Christmas cards...  NOTHING will!  

and a couple of dies I used from our sister company 

Now don't forget to visit all of my fellow "Coasters" and comment on their projects!  You might just win a prize for your efforts!  Thanks again for stopping by!

 Sandee * Julie * Lori (You are Here) 
 Amber * Dawn * Lisa

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WAW149 ~ Revelations 2:7 ~

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! 
And a very special shout out to the Crafty Ribbons and Freckled Fawn!  We appreciate your generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank these fabulous companies who provided our prizes this week! 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! 

This week we are visiting the book of Revelations...

This week, I needed a card with more of a masculine feel.  I pulled out some Close To My Heart Scraps and went to work.  My card base is 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I printed the scripture on plain white card stock and used an oval die to cut it.  I added a couple of aqua colored adhesive dew drops to the bottom of the panel.  A bit of chevron themed ribbon over my Diamond embossed panel gives it a rough and ready look.  Perfect for the guy I am sending it to!

Here's some of the items you see...

Papers - Close to My Heart, Georgia Pacific
Embossing Folder - Diamond - Cuttlebug
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small
Embellies - CTMH

Thanks for stopping by!  Next week I have some fun sponsor digis and paper to share!  Be sure to stop back by!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

~ Birthday Blessings ~ September and More From ODBD

Good morning!  So glad you could stop by!  Today I have a shabby chic card to share using a menagerie of products and techniques.  Glitter, paint and even hairspray went into this creation...  so fun and oh so messy!  :-)
I started with a simple black card stock base. (5.5 x 4.25 inches to be exact...)  I added a slightly smaller DP from Our Daily Bread Designs' Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.  The edges were distressed with a distress tool and lightly inked with a pale khaki distress ink.  I stamped the doily image on ecru card stock (Doily Blessings) and used the coordinating Doily Die (mat image) to cut the image in shadow and the intricate die to cut/emboss a doily in black CS.  I layered both (slightly off center of each other to show the design).  I cut the heart out of thin cardboard (Ornate Hearts Die) and slathered it with shades of brown distress ink and white crackle paint.  I used my heat gun to speed the drying process and managed a slightly "cooked" look...  (wasn't what I was aiming for but it WORKED!)  I slathered the heart with crystal liquid adhesive and added a mixture of gold glitter and coarse silver glitter.  Once it dried, I sprayed it heavily with hairspray (hopefully to discourage any shedding and maintain hold...)  Then I spritzed the entire heart with a silver and gold glitter mist.  After it dried, I layered it up and added a die cut vine with ecru blossoms Fancy Foliage and Asters and Leaves.  Tiny ecru pearls finish the centers.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink on ecru Birthday Doily and cut it out with the Pennants Die.  I just love all the layers....
Here's a close up.... 
The new products you see... 

and some old favorites...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to pop in tomorrow to see what the Word Art Wednesday Crew is up to! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WAW148 ~ Psalm 119:160 ~

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! 
And a very special shout out to our design team member, Diane Noble at Diane's Daydreams Designs for creating our beautiful digi scripture to work with this week!  And a special shout out to Docerela Stamps and The Cutting Café both of whom graciously provided prizes this week! 
Thank you, thank you!!! 

This week we are visiting the Old Testament...

I printed my digi on white card stock and used a heart shape die to both cut and emboss.  I layered up some decidedly modern papers and topped the grouping off with a "sugar" coated rose and pink baker's twine. 

Here's the supplies you see...

Papers - Georgia Pacific (base 4.25 x 5), MME - Sky's the Limit,
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs' - Ornate Hearts Die, Pennants Die, Zinnia and Leaves Die
Baker's Twine
Michaels' Blossom

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release!

Happy Labor Day!  This year Labor Days falls on the first of September...  and you know what that means...  a new release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  This month we have beautiful dies, lovely stamps AND a new paper collection!  AND they celebrate the inner crafter in all of us!  I hope you enjoy browsing through the hop creations today as much as we enjoyed making them! 
Now here are all of the important deets for this month's hop...
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store.  The Gift Certificate is to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Are you excited yet?  I know I am!  ;-)  Here's one of the projects I created this month using the new Doily Die, Soulful Stitches Paper Collection and Birthday Doily stamp set.

I used a soft green card stock for the base and a Kraft mat.  I added two slivers of coordinating paper (one a soft green houndstooth and the other a pink and green weave) from the Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.  I used the outer Doily die to create the Kraft base and the inner intricate design to cut another panel out of another sheet from the paper collection.  I chose a sentiment from Birthday Doily and stamped it in the center with black ink.  I used a few older dies to create my flower and vine spray.  A few adhesive pearls placed strategically along with button centers for my flower add a bit of texture.  I just love this pairing!  So fun! 
Here's the items you see from this month's release...


and some old favorites...


 Now on to my second project using the Hand Knit stamp set and coordinating Knitting Basket & Yarn Die.  Look closely and you will see the Soulful Stitches Paper Collection again as well! 

I roughed up some of the DP and added it to a soft green CS base.  I used the Vintage Labels to cut and emboss my green CS base and the scripture panel.  Sandwiched in-between is a die cut using Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.  I used the Hand Knit stamp set to create my sentiment panel and images.  I stamped the images on Copic compatible paper and colored before cutting with the Knitting Basket & Yarn Die.  I placed those slightly askew from the sentiment panel and finished with a pink seam binding bow, crochet button from my stash and an ecru pearl flourish.  A bit of glitter glue highlights the "knitting needles" on the die cuts.  
Here are some of the new items you see... 


and more of my old standbys as well...


 Thanks so very much for hopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed  spending a few minutes with me exploring this new collection!  It's hard to believe the official end of summer is here!  I guess that means more crafting time as the days get cooler, right? 
Please stop by and visit the other "Bread Sticks" and don't forget to leave them some love! 
If you get lost along the way, please visit the ODBD Blog.
Thanks again!
Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori (You are Here)
Sandee * Dawn * Paula * Lisa Silke *
 Wanda * Angie * Sabrina * Audrey

Friday, August 29, 2014

~ Summertime ~

It's almost over!  Labor Day marks the official end of summer!  In most places, the kids go back to school and life returns to some sort of normalcy.  To mark the end of summer and revisit Our Daily Bread Designs' August release, I pulled out the Flip Flop Fun set and went to work.  I stamped flip flops in blue on cream and added a die cut fence and "sand" to complete the look.

and the products you see...

Thanks again for visiting and don't forget to hop back on September 1st to see what Our Daily Bread Designs has in store for you!  It promises to be fun!

~ Your Love ~ I Thessalonians 3:13

Welcome!  So very thankful you stopped by for a minute.  Today, I have a card using one of Our Daily Bread Designs' past releases, Love Scriptures.
This week, I stamped the sentiment on vellum (Versamark Embossing Ink) and used a white embossing powder to make it pop.  I used a die to frame/cut the sentiment and highlighted it with foliage from Fancy Foliage Die.
Here's the card...
and some of the other products you see...
(for the bee)
GCS20 - ZINNIA (clear stamps)
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stay tuned for Our Daily Bread Designs' September release!  It promises to be fun!  Blessings...
Additional Supplies
Paper - CTMH, Georgia Pacific, Simple Stories - DIY Boutique
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot; Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Stickles - Diamond (bee)
Basic Grey Rhinestone