Thursday, July 28, 2016

~ Our Daily Bread Designs ~Heartfelt Counsel~

Good morning friends!  Hot weather has given way to rain showers in my part of the world.  This is a welcome relief for my parched backyard.  Cracks in the earth are drinking in sweet provisions from heaven and the Saints...  they are loving the reappearance of mud puddles! 

Rain allows me to focus on inside chores like laundry and cleaning.  I have been working on a few minor changes in my dining room and hope to add a fresh coat of paint in the coming days.  It is amazing what a bit of rearranging, refinishing and restoring can do to a space.  After 12 years in our home, I find myself longing to mix things up a bit.  So as I spruce up the house and slather on some new paint, I wonder when was the last time I added some "fresh paint" to spruce things up in my spiritual house.  When was the last time I did an in depth Bible study, read a great Faith based book, watched a family movie or spent dedicated time in His word?  I guess a fresh coat of paint is always in order.  Paint on Master, paint on...

Today's card featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' 


Here are a few items from the July release you see...
Sweet as Perfume stamp set


Vintage Borders Die for my sentiment panel...


and a few old favorites you see...





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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs - A Friend Loves at All Times

Good morning!  It has been so hot here the last few days.  The Saints are determined to stay in.  They give me this look like...  hey Mom, we like snow not this...  So while they lounge under the nearest shade tree, I am working on cards...  

And here is one featuring Our Daily Bread Designs'  A True Friend stamp set and Ornate Ovals Die...


This time I opted to color my Iris a rich blue purple...  using a few of my favorite Copic colors...
B63, B79, G21, YG67 and Y17
Since I didn't have the mid tone color between B63 and B79... I improvised.  I picked up some of the darker shade on the tip of the lighter...  and colored away...  Perfect way to make your Copic collection go further!

So here is a layer by layer break down of today's card...
Purple Card Stock (CS) 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  1. Silver Poster Board cut and embossed with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  2. White CS - cut and embossed with ODBD's Lavish Layers Die
  3. Purple CS - ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  4. Copic Compatible CS (Neenah Solar Crest) ODBD's image *** NEW *** A True Friend - Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic colors listed above
  5. White CS (Sentiment Panel) Memento Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender; ODBD's ***NEW *** A True Friend; cut and embossed with ODBD's ***NEW*** Ornate Ovals Die
Here are a few of the NEW items you see used on this project...



and a few old favorites...



I mentioned my love for these gorgeous flowers in an earlier post.  And this color is one of my favorites!  Thanks as always for stopping by!  Stop back by this week as I share a couple of new projects.  And don't forget next week we enter a new month...  and that means a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs amd a blog hop!  It promises to be so much fun!

Blessings...

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!

Blessings...

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!

Blessings...

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!

Blessings...

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!  
Blessings!

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  :-)