Sunday, February 15, 2015

Welcome to Release Day at North Coast Creations!

Welcome!  I can't believe we are smack dab in the middle of February!  That means spring flowers are just around the corner!  And with spring comes Easter!  AND North Coast Creations has more beautiful stamps to help you create the perfect Easter cards!  BUT if that's not enough to pique your creative interest, NCC's sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs also created some fabulous dies to help your creative pursuits.  

 Of course, a blog hop wouldn't be nearly as fun without a chance to win AND this month, just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate!  Your NCC Gift Certificate would be good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps

You have until February 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comment on the participating designers' blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs AND the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on February 18, 2015.  SO be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

So let's hop right into today's creations...

My first card features the new Pansies set...

and the darling set that inspired it all...

I started with a simple 5.5 x 4.25 card stock base and added DP from Our Daily Bread Designs' Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  I colored the image with Copics after stamping it on Copic compatible paper.  This image is perfect for fussy cutting (exactly what I did) before placing on a doily die (Our Daily Bread Designs' Doily Die.)  Both layers have dimensional foam underneath for added dimension.  I added a simple white seam binding bow before placing the sentiment. 

And now for card number 2...

featuring the new stamp set Hippity Hoppity from North Coast Creations AND
a couple of new dies from Our Daily Bread Designs' 

I stamped my image and colored it lightly with a soft gray (basically to define the image.)  I stamped it again on some fun dotted paper from Our Daily Bread Designs' Blushing Rose Paper Collection.  I paper pieced Mr. Rabbit's ears, belly and paw pads.  I used a soft blue and gray ink to lightly sponge the sky background.  I used a coordinating design from the paper collection and ODBD's Vintage Labels Die to cut a window for my design from coordinating paper.  The grass and egg dies were so easy to use and were perfect for using up remaining paper scraps.  I decided to pull out another die from ODBD (Pennant Dies) to create a darling flag and flagpole to display my sentiment.  

Isn't this new image darling???

and here are some of the other items you see today from 




Thank you again for stopping by today.  I hope you found something to inspire you!  Please stop by and visit my fellow team members A.K.A "The Coasters" and leave them some love!  

Don't forget you could win a GC just by hopping along and leaving a comment!  Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!  

NCC Blog **If you get lost along the way...  ;-) 
 Julie * Lisa * Dawn 
Sandee * Patricia * Lori * Angie

Additional Supplies 

Inks - Memento Olive Grove, Tuxedo Black (Card #1)
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Pistachio, Espresso Truffle 


Patty said...

Beautiful cards!! I really love the papers you used on both!! That doily looks awesome behind the pansies & I love the way you framed that cute little bunny!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Lori! Love them both! Your pansies are how they match the ODBD paper! LOVE your paper piecing on the 2nd and how you cleverly placed the egg die to cut out the scripture from the Blushing Rose pattern. Fabulous job on both!! HUGS!!

Sonia said...

The cards are fabulous! Love the papers you used.

Creative M said...

Both cards are just Beautiful!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Lori! I love your yellow pansies w/ the big bow and doily behind them. Your paper pieced bunny is so sweet w/ the cloudy sky behind him.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your pansies set off on the doily and with that green backing- just gorgeous! And, that bunny is so sweet!

Sue D said...

Beautiful yellow pansies and I like the paper piecing on the bunny.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Your coloring is so cool on the first card! And your paper piecing on the bunny is fantastic! LOVE!!!

Dawn said...

love the pansies! fab coloring and love that bow!
adorable bunny!!!

Kelley said...

Lori, the bunny card is so adorable!!

Patricia Chalas said...

These are so pretty, Lori! I love the pansies w/ the big bow. And your bunny also is so cute!

Mehrll said...

Pretty cards. Love that doily die cut, it really sets off the flowers. Cute bunny.

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