Saturday, January 31, 2015

~ Music is an Outburst ~

It's hard to believe another month has past by.  Can you believe that February is almost here?  Today, I have one final card featuring the January release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  


I started with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a white mat layer using the Vintage Labels Die set to cut out the middle.  The Chalkboard Paper Collection creates a wonderful overlay along with the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.  I added a beautiful die cut red heart with ODBD's Ornate Hearts Die and dimensional foam.  The image and both sentiment may be found in the January release, Sing Thy Grace.  I nestled a bit of greenery behind the layers with the Fancy Foliage Die set.  

Here's the products you see including this month's Sing Thy Grace

H580 - SING THY GRACE

and some older favorites...

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

CSBD53 - ORNATE HEARTS DIES

CSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES

CSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES

CHALKBOARD COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

The last day of the month, means a new Our Daily Bread Designs' Release is at hand.  Stop by tomorrow morning at 8AM EST to see what the new month brings.  I can't wait to share!
Blessings.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

~ Welcome Baby ~

Good morning!  Today's card features a classic image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Noah's Ark.  I created this card for a recent baby shower.  Since the Momma-to-be is expecting a boy, I thought blue along with this image would be perfect!  


I started with a rich brown card stock base (5.25 x 5.25 inches) and added a soft blue card stock mat.  I stamped my image (Rich Cocoa by Memento) on Copic compatible paper and colored my image.  I sponged Memento’s Summer Sky and Flannel Gray Ink around the image to mimic a rainy day.  I used a decorative die to create the frame and cut out the focal image from my DP.  A few springs of die cut greenery (Fancy Foliage Die) behind the ribbon die panel and sentiment finish it off.  I hope the recipient will enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Here’s the ODBD products you see here today…

NOAH'S ARK SET

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

~ Tune My Heart ~

Good afternoon and thank you so very much for stopping by!  Today I have a quick post to share featuring a card with the new Sing Thy Grace set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I chose to stamp the image and sentiment on plain white card stock, color the image and add some very simple DP layers and ribbon.  I really wanted my image and sentiment to say it all.


And the set that inspired it all...

H580 - SING THY GRACE

Measurements for this card...  5.5 x 4.25 inch white card stock base...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WAW168 ~ Thy Soul ~

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 sponsor's generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week as well!   


This week I chose another sketch from Mojo Monday.



I started with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a light ecru mat.  I chose my vintage feel papers from Graphic 45's A Lady's Diary Collection.  Each layer of DP is distressed with ink (Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Tea Dye) before adding.  I printed this week's scripture passage on ecru CS and used a heart shaped die from ODBD to highlight it.  I added a hand inked seam binding bow with a tiny mulberry rose.  Sigh...  I really am starting to appreciate pink!  lol

Here's the die I used that you may find HERE...

CSBD53 - ORNATE HEARTS DIES

And here's the link for today's MOJO Sketch #381.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release.  Here is the card I created using the January release Just a Note along with some older favorites. For more inspiration using the January Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.


 I began with a soft blue card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a navy mat.  The designer paper is from the Patriotic Paper Collection.  I stamped the image twice on Neenah Solar Crest and colored the images with my Copics.  I cut the treble note out of the second image and added it to the base after die cutting the panel with Antique Labels and Borders Die.  I nestled it on top of a die cut doily (Doily Die) and added flowers created with the Ornamental Crosses Die and greenery from Fancy Foliage Die.  A tiny dollop of liquid pearl paint in the flower centers finishes each off.  

Here are the additional products you see today...

PATRIOTIC COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

CSBD62 - DOILY DIES

CSBD26 - ANTIQUE LABELS & BORDER DIES

CSBD54 - ORNAMENTAL CROSSES DIES

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

Don't forget to stop by the other designers' blogs and visit.  I know they have some wonderful projects to share.  And if you get lost along the way, come back to the ODBD Blog.  Thanks again!

The "Breadsticks"

Paula * Sandee * Lori * Cathy *  Dawn * Wanda

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Never Stop Dancing

I must admit, I have two left feet.  Even though, I imagine I have rhythm...  the casual observer would snicker and shake their head at my lack of coordination.  And that is why I LOVE the sentiment on this set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I can dance in my heart!  And those moves are perfectly beautiful!  

Here's our project for the day featuring the new stamp set, Music Speaks...


and a photo of the fabulous set...


I chose a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I used distress inks (Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) to create the warm skies.  I die cut a circle with ODBD's Circle Ornaments Die and used it to mask my sun (after lightly covering the entire piece of white card stock with the soft yellow).  I finished the piece by stamping the image and positioning the sentiment where I liked it.  It's a very simple piece and very easy to replicate.  Perfect for when you need a whole bunch of cards!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Our Daily Bread Designs' Products

Stamps - Music Speaks

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WAW166 & MOJO379 ~ Psalm 143:8 ~

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 our sponsor's generosity so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  

This week we have a powerful verse from the book of Psalms...



Today's card incorporates a sketch from Mojo Monday.  I used an ecru card stock for the base and embossed layer.  I also printed this week's scripture on ecru as well.  I framed each vintage panel (Prima's Stationer's Desk Paper Pad) with a rich red card stock.  A fun buffalo check ribbon and button finish it off.  

Here's the sketch...



Thanks for stopping by!  Hoping you have a wonderful day!

Blessings...

MOJO379

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Look Back at North Coast Creations' December Release

Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations' December Release.  I created two cards using both of the new sets, I Dig You and Dump Truck Birthday.  For more inspiration using the December Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog .  So let's jump right in and check out a couple of "boy friendly" cards!

 

I chose to use a simple buffalo check DP from my stash along with black card stock matting.  I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper and colored my tractor red.  I fussy cut the entire image including the back tire.  ( I popped it out with dimensional foam for interest.)  I cut a small white CS panel and used a scallop punch piece of paper and inked a summer sky ink around the edges.  It resembles clouds!  I used a sponge and green inks to create the grass bottom.  A few torn sticky notes strategically placed, helped give it a realistic look.  After placing the tractor and "wheel" I stamped the sentiment in black.  :-)
And here's the set I used to create this super fun card!

So what if tractors don't inspire your little guy?  What about dump trucks?  This project has a birthday vibe as well.

This card measures 5.25 x 5.25 inches and features a triple mat.  I chose green, white and a steel gray to mimic the colors in my truck.  For the focal panel, I pulled out a nice green and white polka dot DP for interest.  I fussy cut the truck and sponged my main panel again using the scallop with sponged ink technique.  I also used sticky notes for the sand/dirt but decided to create a more uniform look.  I stamped the sign on white paper and used a yellow Copic to color it.  I fussy cut it and added the sentiment panel (with dimensional foam) in a matching ink.  I can't decide which one I like best!  :-)
So here's the set you see here...
As always, I enjoy sharing a few moments of your day!  I hope you were "ink"spired!  :-)  Don't forget to visit my fellow Design Team members (AKA the Coasters) for more inspiration!  Thanks again!
  NCC Blog (If you get lost along the way...)
Julie * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Lori (ME) * Amber * Angie

Sunday, January 4, 2015

~ A Certain Green Tractor ~

Today, I have a fun  card using one of my grandson's favorite tractor color combos... yellow and green!  This card will go to a young man who appreciates anything farm related.  Thankfully, he doesn't have a particular affinity for a brand of tractor...  Whew!  Hopefully he will like it!


I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper.  I chose black card stock for the base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a goldenrod matting before my field of green.  I fussy cut the tractor (after coloring) taking care to cut the back tire separately.  I added a white fence die (from Our Daily Bread Designs ) and hand cut my sentiment. 
 
Here is the darling image and sentiment from North Coast Creations' December release.
 


and the Fence Die from NCC's sister company, North Coast Creations.
 
 
Please stop back by tomorrow for a fun look back at NCC's December release.  And later this week, I have some projects from the January release from Our Daily Bread Designs to share!  It promises to be a great week!  Blessings...
 
Lori
 
Stamps - North Coast Creations - I Dig You
Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fence Die
 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's a New Month and a New Year at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Welcome to 2015!  And welcome to release day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I can't wait to share a few of the new products ODBD has released this month!  And to make it even more exciting, 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 January 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  So hurry!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are a couple of projects I have for you today.  The first one features the new Just a Note 
set.  


I started with a white card stock base and added black matting along with some DP by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I stamped the image on Copic compatible paper, coloring the flowers and leaves and using a couple of older ODBD dies to create the black frame.  A seam binding bow, blossom and die cut leaves finish it off.  Look closely and you will see where I lightly sponged gray ink all around the image after die cutting.

Now here is the new set I used...


along with some old favorites...

CHALKBOARD COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

CSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES

CSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES

CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

And if the first set wasn't enough to knock your socks off...  take a peek at this card using Music Speaks...


I stamped this image with a bright blue ink and colored the vines and flowers with glitter glue.  I stamped the sentiment (also found in this set) on white CS and framed it with a fun star die.  


Here's the new set...


and more old favorites...

G595 - SHINE ON

and coordinating die...

CSBD79 - SPARKLING STARS DIES

and paper from last month's collection...

PATRIOTIC COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

Please don't forget to leave the other designers some love!  You just might be a winner for commenting on one of the blogs.  If you get lost along the way please stop by the ODBD Blog to find your way.  Thanks again and many blessings for  you as we enter the new year!    

The "Breadsticks"

Cathy * Sandee * Lori (You are here) * Dawn
 * Julie * Angie * Chris * Grace *
 Audrey * Silke 
Wanda * Sabrina * Lisa