Thursday, July 21, 2016

~ Sweet as Perfume ~

Good morning!  Today I have a project featuring vellum!  I wanted to try something new and so I opted to stamp my image on vellum with white embossing powder and then lightly color the back side with Copics....

Layer by Layer...

1.  White Card Stock - 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  Designer Paper - Our Daily Bread Designs - Pastel Paper Pack - ODBD - Pierced Rectangles Die
3.  Vellum - Embossed in white with image from - ODBD's ***NEW*** Sweet as Perfume
4.  Colored the image on the back side of image with Copics shown here...

5.  Adhered Vellum layer with adhesive spray
6. White Card Stock ODBD ***NEW*** Ornate Ovals Die & ODBD Ovals Die to create a frame
7. White Card Stock ODBD ***NEW*** Layered Lacey Ovals Die & Sentiment from    
     ***NEW*** Sweet as Perfume stamped with Rose Bud colored ink
8.  Recollections Pearls
And a close up...  love the soft feel of coloring vellum with Copics...

And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sweet image set...

and a few old favorites...

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a few moments of your day with me!  I hope you found something today to inspire your creativity!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 240 and 241

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Has it been raining in your part of the world?  We have seen a few days of not so sunny skies.  I must say, I saw the most amazing rainbow recently and thought a similar design would be perfect with this week's scripture...

This week, I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch white card stock base and added a chevron layer of DP (Pebbles Garden Party.)  I cut and embossed a white card stock base with a pierced rectangle die after printing today's scripture panel.  I added chalk swooshes (in ROY G. BIV) order after printing.  A few die cut clouds and sun finish it off.

Items you see used today...

Our Daily Bread Designs - Pierced Rectangles Die
Our Daily Bread Designs - Sunburst Background Die (star)
Our Daily Bread Designs - Clouds & Raindrops Die (clouds)

Thanks for visiting!
Have a wonderful week!


Friday, July 15, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' July Release...

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' July Release.  I have a special card using the new stamp set, A True Friend and new Vintage Borders Die set.  For more inspiration using the July release be sure to visit my Design Team sisters too.  And be sure to check out the ODBD Blog for my fellow designers' links and more beautiful ideas.   

Lots of layers on today's card...  
I just love depth on a project!  :-)

  1. White Card Stock (CS) base measuring 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. Lavender Designer Paper (DP) cut slightly larger than next die cut, ODBD - Pastel Paper Pad
  3. Pattern DP - ODBD - Easter Card Paper Collection; ODBD Die - Vintage Flourish Pattern Die
  4. White CS - ODBD - ***NEW*** Vintage Borders Die
  5. Neenah Solar Crest CS (Copic compatible); ODBD Vintage Labels Die; Image ODBD ***NEW*** A True Friend (Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & Copics)
  6. White CS (Sentiment Panel) - ODBD ***NEW*** Ornate Ovals Die and ***NEW*** A True Friend stamp set; Memento Grape Jelly (sentiment); Memento Lulu Lavender (shading)
  7. White Seam Binding

And here's the image I used...

and new dies...

Here's a close up of the image and sentiment...

and the Copic combo I used to create this image...

and a few old favorites from ODBD stash...

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a look back at our July release.  I hope you have a wonderful week!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

~ Friendship is Like a Book ~

Good morning!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Today I have a simple card using silver poster board, white and black card stock along with some fun papers from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Plus it features the new July stamp release, You Bless Me.  I chose a very simple color scheme for this...  I wanted the image and sentiment to shine...

I stamped the sentiment on white card stock with a soft gray ink before adding my sentiment with a bold black.  The image is a beautiful glad...  one of my favorite summer flowers...

I love how this image can be colored and yet look so elegant with a simple outline...
Here is one of the new dies from this month's release that I used also...

SO let's get into the specifics...  
Layer by layer...

  1. Black Card Stock (CS) measuring 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. White CS cut and embossed with ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die
  3. Silver Poster board mat cut slightly larger than the next layer (about 1/8 inch) - popped up with dimensional foam
  4. Chalkboard Designer Paper (DP) from ODBD's Chalkboard Paper Collection; cut and embossed with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  5. Silver Poster Board cut and embossed with ODBD's NEW  **Ornate Ovals Die**
  6. Black CS cut and embossed with ODBD's NEW **Ornate Ovals Die**
  7. White CS cut and embossed with ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die
  8. Stamped image (light gray ink) with ODBD's NEW **You Bless Me** and then sentiment with black ink
  9. Recollections pearls adhered to all four corners

Here are some of ODBD's classics you see on this project today...

Thanks as always for dropping by!  I always love reading comments and getting your feedback!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #238 and #239

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  I am still loving the red, white and blue papers I am seeing as of late.  So today, I pulled out some floral designs to work with.  I also opted to go with a cleaner look...  a bit more white space...

I started with a plain card stock base measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches and added a fun pattern DP from Anna Griffin's Madison Paper pad.  I printed my scripture on white card stock and cut it down adding a slightly larger blue mat.  I pulled out a Stampin' Up stamp (Timeless Treasures) and added a but of distressed stamping with Sahara Sand ink.  I tied up a twine bow (maybe from the dollar bin at Michaels...) and added a simple ecru mulberry flower.  A few sequins adorn the corner....  (the white space scared me...  lol)

Thanks as always for joining me!  Don't forget to visit the WAW Blog to check out what the other designers have created.  Plus you can play along for the chance to win some fun prizes!  

Friday, July 1, 2016

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' July Release and Blog Hop!

Welcome to this month' release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  We have a wonderful group of floral images and sentiments to share along with some beautiful new dies!  The layering possibilities are endless!  

And along with beautiful projects to share, we have a blog hop!  This month, three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until July 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win.  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd.  Be sure to check back there to see if you won!  You will find a complete list for the blog hop at the end of my post today.  But first I have a couple of fun cards to share using some of the new products!

First let's look at the new Sweet as Perfume stamp set and Layered Lacey Ovals Die in action...

I love coloring floral images and this little gem was a totally new one for me.  After coloring, I fussy cut the image and added it to the corner.  I thought it would pop with added dimension.  

Here's a closer look at the image...

So here is the break down on how I created this card layer by layer...

5.5 x 8.5 inch white card stock (CS) base; scored and folded at 4.25 inches

  1. Green and white polka dot designer paper (DP) - ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad cut/embossed with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  2. White CS - ODBD's Lavish Layers Die
  3. Green DP - ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper PadPierced Rectangles Die 
  4. White CS - ODBD's NEW Layered Lacey Ovals Die
  5. Green DP - ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper PadOvals Die
  6. White CS - ODBD's NEW Layered Lacey Ovals Die
  7. Sentiment - ODBD's NEW Sweet as Perfume 
  8. Copic Compatible Paper - Image - ODBD's NEW Sweet as Perfume; colored with Copics, fussy cut
And the new stamp set and die you see on this project...

and the Copic colors I used for this image...

Blossoms - YR68, Y17, Y13, Y000, BV0000, BV000
Leaves - YG03, YG93, YG67

and some other ODBD goodies I used on this card....

So now for the second project featuring the new You Bless Me stamp set
 and Ornate Ovals Die...

and a closer photo of the image...  also fussy cut...

Layer by layer...

White CS - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  1. Blue DP - ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad and Pierced Rectangles Die
  2. Red CS cut slightly larger than next DP layer
  3. Pattern DP - ODBD's Americana Quilt Paper Collection and Pierced Rectangles Die
  4. Red CS - ODBD's NEW Ornate Ovals Die
  5. White CS - ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die; sponged with light blue ink to mimic sky
  6. Image - Copic Compatible Paper - ODBD's NEW You Bless Me colored with Copics
  7. Sentiment - White CS - Blue Ink - ODBD's Lavish Layers Die 
and the release items used on this card...

your Copic colors...
for inking image with Copics, I use Memento Tuxedo Black...

Flowers - R22, R24, R27, R29, Y38
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29

and the extras...

Thank you as always for stopping by!  I hope you found a few ideas for your own crafting!  And don't forget to hop along this month for your chance to win.  As promised here is a complete list of today's blog participants!  Have fun and as always...  blessings!

The Bread Sticks

Dawn * Lori (ME) * Robin * Melissa * Julie 
Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Chris 
Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Diana * Diane ( Our VERY special Guest Designer)

 AND the ODBD Blog  ** IF you get lost along the way  :-)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

~ A Few Roses and a Thank You ~

Last year my husband planted a beautiful pink rose in one of our back flower beds.  In my zeal to clean out noxious weeds, I accidentally loped off a pretty nice chunk earlier this spring...  rose buds and all...  ***Did I mention that I do not have a green thumb???***  In fact the running joke in our house is that I can create a paper rose easier than nurture a real one....  So in fear of repeating past mistakes and retribution from my husband, I swore off weeding after that fateful day.  And might I say, my flower beds were a WRECK!!!  So Friday night, I had reached my limit.  I saw the antique wagon wheel...  a few sunflower plants popping up...  a lovely pink rose AND the thickest patch of weeds I had ever seen!  I realized that my lovely sunflowers and roses were in perilous danger...  and not from me!  So I did what I had to do...  I dove in...  pulled weeds and thankfully my pink rose survived the encounter!

Today's cards features the kind of flower that is totally fail proof for me...  PAPER!!

I used a few items in my stash including a new paper pad I found recently at Jo Anns.  It is Anna Griffin's Juliet Paper Pad with some Real Red by Stampin' Up and a bit of green Bazzill card stock from my stash.  I started with an ecru paper base, a slightly smaller Real Red card stock mat, another mat of DP and a die cut border created with Stampin' Up's Botanical Builder Die.  I layered a bit of green card stock just under the negative to make it pop.  I stamped my leaf stamp (Botanical Blooms) with SU's Wild Wasabi on Pear Pizzaz CS.  I them used the coordinating Botanical Builders Framelits Die to cut it.  I used a bit of ecru CS and SU Blushing Bride along with the BB Framelits Die to create these lovely dimensional flowers.  I added a tiny pearl with adhesive to each center for interest.  I stamped the sentiment (SU's Rose Wonder) with Wild Wasabi ink on ecru CS and used the Rose Garden Thinlets Die to cut it out.  I added the final product with dimensional foam. 

I love flowers that are less complicated...  less demanding...  whew!!!!   

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 27, 2016

~ No Weapon Formed Against Me... ~

You may remember a song Frank Sinatra recorded called "My Way."  The lyrics were written by Paul Anka and were based on another song.  While on vacation in France, Mr. Anka heard a popular pop tune and negotiated to get the rights.  He then promptly went to work creating lyrics for his own version.  Mr. Sinatra recorded the song in 1968 and it went on to become his signature song.  It was so popular in fact that many other acts recorded their own version of it, including Elvis Presley.  I read in an interview given by Mr. Sinatra's daughter that as famous as the song was, Frank grew to dislike it.  

It is funny to think that a song with lyrics that famously say, "I''ll do it my way" was actually a copy of another song...  I know I am guilty of trying to do things my own way often.  And that is when I get into trouble.  It is when I count on my Savior, Jesus Christ that nothing can hurt me.  I may take a few darts, but I manage to get up.  Are you trying to do it your own way?  Are you trying to copy the pattern of the world, just like Paul Anka used a pre-existing melody?  Are you a Milli Vanilli (from my song era) just pretending, instead of being real?  Are you following the most important instruction book of all, the Bible?  When you have the Word of God as your Shield, what can possibly hurt you?


I started with a white card stock base using ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die to create my plaid and yellow matting.  The plaid and coordinating solid can be found in ODBD's new Birthday Bash Paper Collection.  I stamped my image on Copic compatible paper (Neenah Solar Crest) and colored it with Copics.  I used the Pierced Rectangles Die to cut it as well.  I stamped my sentiment on vellum (also in the Armor of God set) and cut it with the pierced die.  I cut one end to create a pennant and adhered it with spray adhesive.  

So here are the items you see today...

and a few other details...

Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black (image)
Stazon - Jet Black (sentiment)
Copics - Y11, Y15, Y26, E25 (cross)
E35, E55 (belt)
Armor - C1, C3, C5

Thanks for stopping by!