Thursday, April 28, 2016

~ Quilting Friends are the Best! ~

Good morning!  The weather is a bit dreary here.  I keep reminding myself that April showers bring May flowers.  I can't wait to see some of my late spring favorites come into bloom...  the iris, peonies and cabbage rose...  And speaking of my Grandmother's cabbage rose...  here is a fun card I made in almost the exact shade of rich pink!
 
 
I started with a white card stock base cut at 4.25 inches x 11 inches, scoring and folding at 5.5 inches
I added a rich raspberry mat featuring Boho Bolds Paper Pad
White Card Stock - ODBD - Leafy Edged Borders Die - create the lace edging
White Card Stock and ODBD's Beautiful Boho Paper Collection die cut with ODBD's
Sentiment - Memento's Rose Bud ink - ODBD's Quilting Friends and Family stamp set
White Card Stock - Sentiment Panel - ODBD Stitched Ovals Die
 
Here are some of the items you see used on today's project...
 







Thanks again for stopping by!  Until next time...  blessings!!
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

North Coast Creations' April Release

Welcome to the April Release and Blog Hop for North Coast Creations!  WE have some super cute stamps and coordinating dies to share this month.  I feel certain you will go "bananas" over them!  ;-)

Check the end of today's post for links to the other design team members or the "Coasters" as we are affectionately known!  The design team has several fun designs showcasing the new North Coast Creations release!

Here is the first project featuring the new Thanks a Bunch and coordinating  Monkey and Bananas Die...




 and the colors you see...


And if that isn't darling enough...  here is a fun project featuring the new Little Birdies stamp set and coordinating Birdies Die...




And the reds you can't see here are R27 and R29 plus I forgot to photograph the blues...  B32 and B34...


And here are some of the items you see used today from our sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs...

Card #1





and for Card #2








Don't forget to visit my fellow designs team members and see what kind of fairy dust they have used in their creations!  ;-)

Blessings...

NCC Blog  ***  If you get lost along the way...

The Coasters:

Dawn * Julie * Lori * Sandee

Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs' New Product Release

Welcome to a special mid month release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  We have a couple of special stamp sets and coordinating dies that will help you with your Mother's Day cards!

There is nothing more American than Mom and apple pie and this stamp set celebrates just that...


and layer by luscious layer...  

Easel Card - measuring 4.25 by 5.5 inches
Designer Paper for Quilt Design - Americana Quilt Paper Collection & Old Glory Paper Pad
Red, Black and White Card Stock
White Card Stock Base - ODBD - Double Stitched Squares Die
Image & Sentiment - ODBD - Homemade Pie
Sentiment Tag - White Card stock, Cocoa Ink - ODBD - Tag Trios Die
Silver Poster Board - Cookie Sheet - ODBD - Baking Tools
Red, White Card Stock - measuring spoons and measuring cup - ODBD - Baking Tools

and the new items you see...





and a few items from earlier this month...




and an old coordinating paper favorite...


and some favorite dies...



And I have another one to share!  This time featuring the new Mothers Day Baking Tools stamp and coordinating Baking Tools Die.  And did I mention I pulled in a fun ODBD favorite, Apron & Tools Die...


And the layers you see here...

Crushed Curry Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
White Card Stock - ODBD Die - Flourished Star Pattern Die
Crushed Curry CS - ODBD Die - Double Stitched Rectangles Die
ODBD Designer Paper - Cozy Quilt Paper Collection - ODBD Die - Apron & Tools Die
White Card Stock Collar - ODBD Die - Lavish Layers Die
Recollections - Pearls
Offray - Red Ribbon 
Sentiment Panel - ODBD - Mother's Day Baking Tools - Colored with Prismacolor Pencils - Cut/Embossed with ODBD - Double Stitched Rectangles Die
White Card Stock, Kraft, Gold Poster Board, Crushed Curry CS - Tools - ODBD Baking Tools & Apron & Tools Die

Definitely think my Mom will get this one!  Here's some of the items you see here...





 

Thanks for stopping by today to share is this special mid month release!  Until next time, blessings...

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' April Release

Happy Friday!  Today I have a look back project for you from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here is the card I created using the April release, Quilted With Love and the new Dresden Quilt Die.  Be sure to check the end of today's post for the DT links.  I promise they have even more inspiration using the April release.  And don't forget to visit the ODBD Blog also!

I decided to go with a decidedly neutral palette for this project, pulling in a few ODBD favs as well...


So here is a simple breakdown of the layers...

Ecru Card stock - Measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
Crumb Cake Card Stock - ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die
Ecru Card Stock - ODBD Die - Dresden Quilt Die - Some pieces removed to show DP
Ecru Card Stock - ODBD Die - Stitched Ovals Die 
Sentiment - Espresso Truffle Ink - ODBD Stamps - Quilted With Love

And here are the April release items you see today...



and some old favorites...





Be sure to check out what the other design team members have cooked up for you!  Blessings..

ODBD Blog  **  If you get lost along the way!

The Breadsticks!Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Sabrina
Diana * Lisa * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Word Art Wednesday ~ I Pray ~

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday
 We have more great prizes this week SO be sure to stop by and check this challenge out.  AND make sure to post your creation for an opportunity to win! 

This week our digital scripture comes from the New Testament... specifically Philippians.  This particular passage moved me tremendously this week.  So much so, that when I went to "create" a card...  the Holy Spirit led me to this...  very simple...  very clean...  and yes, God very clear!


As Christians, we want to finish the race.  And that competitive streak makes us want to finish strong.  And that can be complicated by rash decisions, short words and hurried tasks.  The Lord wants our best Christians...  nothing more or nothing less.  We give him our love and our own faculties, wisdom and judgment will grow exponentially.  We need to get out of the way and let Him do what he does so well.  

Blessings...

Scripture - Word Art Wednesday
Card Stock - Georgia Pacific, Staples
Dies - Stampin' Up - Botanical Builder Framelits Die
Pearls - Recollections


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Let it Sew, Let it Sew

Yes, you read my title correctly!  No snow here!  But a whole lot of imaginary stitching going on!  With this month's stamp and die release at Our Daily Bread Designs focused on quilting and sewing...  it gives a wanna be stitcher like me, instant gratification!  I shared in my April 1st post that my Mom is an accomplished quilter.  I however, did not inherent that gene.  My creativity lies entirely with paper, glue and glitter!  Not that I am creative, but I do try!  ;-)

So here is a fun card I pulled together for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge 
using a few of ODBD's April release items including A Time to Mend stamp set and Americana Quilt Paper Collection...


and the new items you see...



and a few old favorites...








And this week's MOJO Sketch...


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...