Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome to Release Day at Our Daily Bread Designs!

  I can't believe that August is here!  Soon the kiddos will be back in school.  This summer has positively flown by!  My Mom always told me time speeds up the older you get!  Guess our parents really do know best, right?  

So a new month means a new release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  And you have a chance to hop along and play for a prize!  Complete details including what you could win are at the end of today's post.  First, I would like to share a couple of cards featuring some of the new products.

Card #1
Boho Faith, Faith, Hope & Love Die and the fabulous 

 I started with a soft aqua card stock base (5.5 x 4.25) and added a white CS mat.  I used the Boho Background Die to create the gold mat base and the teal lattice design.  I stamped my image from the Boho Faith (using an ombre ink) on white card stock and the complementary Vintage Labels Die.  I cut three word dies from the new Faith, Hope & Love Die and nested them on top of the image.  A bit of greenery (Fancy Foliage Die) with a fun blossom (Aster and Leaves Die) finish it off. 

Now on to card #2
using Boho Love stamp set and the new Beautiful Boho Paper Collection

This time, I started with a rich orange CS base and added a bit of mulberry mat.  I used a bright paisley and link design from the new paper set, carefully distressing the edges before adding.  I stamped the image with a couple of ombre ink sets, an orange and pink set, before using the coordinating Ornate Hearts die to finish it off.  I stamped the sentiment on ecru card stock with the new Boho Love  set and used the older Mini Tags Die set to cut it out.  I attached it to a bit of custom dyed seam binding and tucked an ecru lace die cut Beautiful Borders Die behind it.  

So here are the new items you see today...

and some older sets


So how can you hop along and win? 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 August 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
if you get lost along the way...
and the Breadsticks

Julie * Dawn * Cathy * Angie * Sandee * Amy * Silke * Lisa * Grace
Chris * America * Loretta * Lori * Sabrina

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Scoop... It's Release Day at North Coast Creations!

Welcome to North Coast Creations' July Blog Hop!  I bet most of  you know that July is National Ice Cream month and as the daughter of a dairy farmer...  Let's just say, I certainly keep demand up for the delicious treat.  So might I suggest, you scoop you up a big bowl of your favorite flavor and settle in for a delightful blog hop.  I know my fellow teamies have some amazing projects to share!  

But the best part?  You too can have the opportunity to treat yourself to some of these calorie free ice cream themed treats!  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 July 26, 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 July 27, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
So now on to my first project using the new Ice Cream Shoppe set...
 I started with my favorite size card base, 5.5 x 4.25 inches and added a patriotic mat of white and blue.  I used some fun designer papers from our sister company, Our Daily Bread DesignsPatriotic Paper Collection.  I stamped my image (Ice Cream Shoppe) on Copic compatible paper, colored and fussy cut it.  I stamped my sentiment in a rich blue ink on white cardstock before using ODBD's Antique Labels and Borders Die to cut and emboss my sentiment panel.  I added the fussy cut shake (with dimensional foam) and found a few die cut posies (ODBD's Asters and Leaves Die).  I thought they looked like fireworks sparklers so I added a couple randomly to my card.  You might detect a bit of shine on the cherry.  A dab of glossy accents added a bit of depth.  
So here is the new set...


And now on to my next project....
 This time I started with an ecru base and added a Kraft mat before pulling out another paper collection from ODBD called Vintage Ephemera.  I stamped my image directly on ecru card stock with Memento's Espresso Truffle and colored the cherry with a colored pencil.  I added a bit of glaze to this one also because I like the look.  I stamped my sentiment on ecru with Memento's Love Letters ink and used a round paper punch to create the sentiment panel.  

And the new set used here...  Ice Cream Shoppe...

Don't forget to hop along with the rest of the "Coasters" to see what other calorie free creations they have for you!  And make sure to comment as you hop along!  Thanks for stopping by!

Some of the other items you saw today...

NCC Blog  (If you get turned around along the way...)

And the COASTERS....
 Lori Julie * Dawn 
Sandee * Angie * Amy

Monday, July 20, 2015

SU ~ Thinking of You ~

Good morning!  Today's card features a stamp I purchased from Stampin' Up called Wetlands.  And if your neck of the woods is anything like mine...  it is WET!!!  We have had torrential rain in our area along with surrounding counties.  Please join me in praying for the needs of those struggling with loss this week due to extreme weather. 
This card will go to a friend...

I started with a black card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I scored the base diagonally at 1 inch intervals.  I stamped my image (multiple grass images along with the Canadian goose) on Copic compatible paper and lightly colored everything.  I sponged Bamboo ink on for grass and Summer Sky (along a torn piece of paper) to create my sky. 
I double matted the image with black and white card stock and stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white card stock.  I used a die from Our Daily Bread Designs (Pennant Dies) and glued it directly to the image panel.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, July 17, 2015

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' July Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' July Release.  Here are a couple of cards I created using You Are My Angel, Blossom, Welcoming Window Die, Window Shutter and Awning Dies and Flower Box Fillers Die.  For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I began with a white card stock base and added a shabby base using the Shabby Rose Paper Collection and a die from the Flourished Star Pattern 
set.  I added the window die and base (Welcoming Window Die) along with shutters and awning (Window Shutter and Awning Die).  I added greenery created with the Fancy Foliage Die and blossoms created with the new Flower Box Fillers Die set.  I stamped the sentiment (You Are My Angel) with black ink and finished it with a die from the Antique Labels and Borders set.  Did you notice the double awning?  I cut one layer out of the gingham DP and another out of white card stock and trimmed it peek out from the gingham panel.  So FUN!!

So here is a clean and simple card using some Washi tape and a fun image colored and fussy cut from ODBD's Blossom stamp set.  

This has a white 5.5 x 4.25 inch card stock base with Real red matting and white sentiment base.  I placed the coordinating fabric Washi tapes and added my colored blossom with dimensional foam.  I tucked a few springs of greenery and twigs die cut from the Fancy Foliage Die set.  I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink directly on the main panel.  So simple and easy!!!

SO here are the items from this month's collection....

and some old favorites...

Don't forget to visit my sister "sticks' to see all of the fun projects they have to share!  And if  you get lost along the way simply stop by the ODBD Blog.

The Bread Sticks

Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy 

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day!  Blessings!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WAW192 ~ The Mountains and the Hills ~

It's Wednesday and that 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!

Our scripture this week may be found in the book of Isaiah...

 I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.25 x 5.25 inches.  I cut a slightly smaller designer paper layer featuring a variety of trees.  I printed this week's Scripture on white card stock and cut it to fit slightly off center.  I stamped a focal image which complements this week's scripture with gray and olive inks before die cutting/embossing it with an oval die.  I added a bit of soft blue ink with a sponge to create the sky and added the panel with dimensional foam.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to hop over to the WAW site and play along!  



Digital Scripture - Word Art Wednesday;
 Image Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs' - Keep Climbing
Ink -Memento - Summer Sky, Olive Grove, Gray Flannel
Die - Spellbinders - Ovals Large
Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Pebbles - Homegrown

Monday, July 13, 2015

ODBD ~ Let Hope Blossom ~

Several people in my circle of friends and acquaintances are dealing with the loss of a love one this week.  Studies show that some of the most stressful events in life are traumatic events, including divorce, death, job loss and moving, just to name a few.  As staggering as these blows may be there is great comfort in knowing that there is hope.  I have known people who refused to allow hope to reside in their hearts.  And I must admit there have been times in my own life where I have refused to water the seed.  Sometimes it is just easier to shut yourself down and cower to the pain.  (Anyone else know what I mean???)  There are times when you feel as if there is so much darkness swallowing you up that absolutely no sunlight can get in.  I have found that I must have a willing heart to accomplish this goal. 
Maybe that is why I love this sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs' recent release, Blossom.  When I first laid eyes on this set, I was immediately drawn to the rose image and beautiful scripts.  But the more I studied the sentiments, the more intrigued I became.  A bloom has to be nurtured so it can grow, develop, and eventually blossom into the beautiful flower it was meant to be.  It requires a great deal of watering, fertilizing and care before that rose can reach it's full potential.  And yes, it NEEDS sunlight!!!  And when the rose opens up and you can see just how beautiful the finished product is...  WOW!!!   I think hope starts out in a very similar way.  When you wrestle with challenges and disappointments it is difficult to see the end of the tunnel.  Eventually, there comes a point when you can actually see that little bit of light...  You have to nurture it.  You have to want hope!  You have to walk, crawl, run, whatever you can to get there!!!  And sometimes a good friend or two will drag you toward that light.  And you have sun and sometimes you have rain...  but both are needed for the greater good!  We need both to become stronger...  

Today's card featuring Blossom...

 I started with a red card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches).  I then added a slightly smaller white mat with designer paper from ODBD's Patriotic Paper Collection.  I cut a fun doily die from white card stock (Doily Die) and added the stamped sentiment panel (Patriotic Paper Collection. Circle Ornaments Die and Blossom stamp set) stamped in red.
I stamped the rose images on Copic compatible paper and colored those with copics before fussy cutting each.  I added twigs, vines and leaves using ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die.

So here are the items you see today...

and some old favorites...

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Monday!  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MOJO405 ~ Be Blessed ~

How do you plan on being blessed today?  Will you take a few moments to stroll and admire the Lord's creation?  Will you attend a worship service and sing praises to His name?  Will you delve into His word and ask Him to speak to you?  Will you spend time with friends and/or family soaking up those precious moments and filing away memories?  Whatever, it may be, I challenge you to bless someone else in your words and deeds today.  I guarantee you will receive the bigger blessing!

Today's card featuring the MOJO405 sketch...

I started with a black card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I used an embossing folder (Cricut's Kitchen Weave) to emboss a white card stock base.  I found my bandanna and farm paper in a fun paper collection from American Crafts.  I wanted to pick up the black so I found a complementary dot print from Teresa Collins.  I cut two 1 inch wide blue card stock strips (for a total of 24 inches) and scored them at half inch intervals.  I then used the scoring lines to gate fold the strips and used a glue gun to adhere them to around base.  I stamped my sentiment on a white die cut circle and added it with the Blessed sentiment to my page.  When I think of farms this time of year, I think of county fairs...  

So here's the sketch I used this week...

and the products...

Paper - Georgia Pacific (white & black); Bazzill (red & blue); American Crafts - Heartland Farm (bandanna & farm print); Teresa Collins - Hello My Name Is (black & white dots)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Folder - Cricut Kitchen Weave
Die - Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
Stamps - Verve - The Buzz

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, 


Friday, July 10, 2015

NCC ~ A Shabby Thank You ~

GOOD FRIDAY MORNING!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love weekends!  I have a bit more time to visit my craft room and do a few projects around the house.  Most recently, I have been cleaning out closets for a garage sale.  And even though, it is hard to part with some things (I'm really not going to wear that...) you just have to do it!  But the best part of cleaning out my scrap space is finding items I can re purpose.  Today, I found an old box in my storage closet.  And instead of throwing it away...  I cut off a bit of the card board and ripped it apart to show the corrugation...  I really think the cardboard was waiting to be LIBERATED...  lol

I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 white card stock base and cut my corrugated card board slightly smaller to fit.  I added the lacy frame (Layered Lacey Squares) blinged up with some glimmer mist.  I also found a stash of tissue paper.  So I shredded it to bits...  (a great way to take out your frustrations) crinkled it and added it randomly to the base with glue.  I stamped my images (North Coast Creations' June release Floral Sentiments 7) on white card stock with a rich brown distress ink and fussy cut them to fit behind my sentiment panel.  I die cut my star (also treated with glimmer mist) with ODBD's Sparkling Stars Die.  I then stamped my sentiment (also from NCC's Floral Sentiment 7) on the die.  A bit of randomly glued seam binding and pearl flourishes found their way onto my project along with a fun Kraft die cut bird from Our Daily Bread Designs' Birds and Nest Die.  

So here are the items you see today including North Coast Creations' most recent
 June release, Floral Sentiments 7...

and some items from our sister company

See, a trip down organizational lane can be quite liberating AND productive!  Until next time,

hugs and blessings....

additional supplies

Distress Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs
Paper - Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio, Tissue Paper, Corrugated Card Board
Pearl Flourish - Recollections
White Seam Binding
Pearl Glimmer Mist (Star & Layered Frame)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ODBD ~ Have a Blooming Birthday ~

I LOVE the new die sets from Our Daily Bread Designs!  I love to create dimensional projects and when I saw the new die sets this month...  WOW!!!  I couldn't wait to break out the card stock and DP and go to work!  The awning die just screams stripes!  And of course a lovely window scene needs a picket fence right?  For today's project, I actually cut out two of the window dies and placed them side by side to create a larger window scene.  I used a couple of circle die cuts (Matting Circles Die) cut and run through a paper crimper to create my faux curtains...
Basically, I created doubles of everything...  the window box, a bevy of flowers and individual blossoms layered on top plus my fun picket fence popped out for dimension.  You can find the sentiment in the Home Sweet Home 
stamp set. 
Here's a close up of my little window world...

Isn't it fun?  So here are the items I used from this month's release to create it.

Home Sweet Home

Welcoming Window Die
2 die cuts - white card stock

Window Shutter and Awning Die
2 die cuts (umbrella stripe DP)

Flower Box Fillers Die
Multiple layers of green card stock & misc single blossoms...

and some old favorites...
Fence Die
1 die cut in white card stock fit across my card (5.25 x 5.25 inches)


Matting Circles Die
1 die cut white card stock, cut and crimped


Thanks as always for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

additional supplies

Memento Tuxedo Black - Ink
Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, We R Memory Keepers Farmer's Market - Papers
Liquid Pearls - White Opal - flower centers
Stickles - Black Diamond - flower centers