Friday, June 16, 2017

Time for a Look Back at June's Release at ODBD

Good morning and welcome to a special look back at this month's Our Daily Bread Designs release. 
Here is the project I created using Long Lasting Love stamp set and Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.  For more inspiration using the June Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
I started with a gold base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches from the Wedding Wishes Paper Pad collection.  I selected a coordinating gold and white print (also from this collection) and used ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die to cut out the DP layer, white card stock layer (to create the lace layer) and another sheet of gold DP.  Once I cut the three layers, I used the Leafy Edged Borders Die to create the wavy layer (including the white lace layer.)  I stamped my image (from the new Long Lasting Love with a watermark ink on white Card Stock) and embossed the image with gold embossing powder.  I die cut the image using the Pierced Ovals Die and nested a gold mat layer underneath using the Ovals Die set.  I created the floral spray with white card stock and the Pretty Posies Die along with the gold DP and ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die.  I treated the blossoms with Iridescent Gold Glitter Mist and added seed pearls with a clear glue to each center.  The sentiment (also embossed and from the Long Lasting Love stamp set) is matted with ODBD's Ornate Ovals Die.

Here are the new items you see...


and a few old favorites...







Thank you for stopping by!  Please take a few moments to visit my design team sisters and leave some love!  We love hearing from you and appreciate your comments!  Blessings...

Sandee * Lisa * Cathy * Diana * Julie 
Kathy * Robin * Lori (ME)Helen * Dawn * Sabrina

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

~ Boho Mr. & Mrs. ~

Sometimes you find something so cute that you just have to try creating it again!  Last week I shared a card featuring a few new products from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Well I loved the card SO much I decided to create a similar card with an entirely different technique.  I love finding new ways to incorporate the items I have in my stash.  And this time, I found a fun new way to use the Scalloped Chain Die.  I also used the Mr. & Mrs. Die and Long Lasting Love stamp set (again).  That's a sure sign of something infinitely useful in my stash!  ;-) 

Really, it isn't nearly as complicated as it looks.  I started with a rich eggplant card stock base.  I added a slightly smaller white card stock layer, distressing the edges.  For the next layer, I used the Scalloped Chain Die and white card stock.  After die cutting, I adhered the die cut to a layer of white card stock and inked both the scalloped chain die and white background in graduated distress ink colors.  For this project I used a purple, ocean blue and teal color.  After inking it to the desired intensity, I trimmed the bottom layer (now inked) to fit neatly under the die cut.  Here is a photo of the completed base.  But notice what is different?  After inking, I FLIPPED the die cut so the color spectrum would be reversed and ADDED back the white center pieces with glue.  :-)  Here's a photo AFTER flipping and before adding anything else!

Then I could get down to business and dress up this baby!  I added a white sentiment mat (created with ODBD's Ovals Die) and focal panel (in a rich purple) using the Layered Lacey Ovals Die.  The NEW Mr. & Mrs. Die and a bit of teal CS create the center die cut.  I added a few white CS posies (frosted with glitter on the edges) using ODBD's Pretty Posies Die and Lovely Leaves Die.  I stamped the sentiment with a soft teal ink on white card stock (Long Lasting Love stamp set) and die cut it using an old favorite, Layered Lacey Ovals Die.  And for a bit more bling, I added clear micro beads in the center of each blossom. 

So here are the new items you see...



and a few old favorites...




Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to come back Friday.  I have a special look back project featuring more products from this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This one will have a whole lotta gold...  Blessings!

Monday, June 5, 2017

~ Mr. & Mrs. ~

Good morning and welcome!  I hope your Monday was kind to you!  Our family just finished up a week of vacation.  We did very little other than doctor appointments and honey do tasks.  We did take a couple of day trips!  We spent an entire day traveling US 68 in Kentucky for the 400 Mile Yard Sale.  I am normally NOT a rummage/yard sale participant.  However, over the last few years, I have had tremendous luck finding antique (collectible) treasures.  We traveled nearly 200 miles in one day, with hubs being the spotter (he has an uncanny knack for finding the perfect sale with what I am looking for.  He is TOTALLY going every year from now on...  lol)  We encountered an AMAZING oak tree in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  The homeowner told John it was over 20 feet around in circumference!  With Fort Harrod (the oldest continuous settlement in Kentucky) only a quarter mile away...  I'm convinced the early settlers saw that same oak!!!  We had so much fun we decided to drive about 2 hours north to browse the Historic National Road Yard Sale on US 40, also this weekend.  We started near Springfield, Ohio and cruised into Dublin, Indiana before returning home.  Sadly, that trip was not nearly as productive.  I made it home with one Blue Atlas jar.  But honestly, the traffic in that area was CRAZY and sadly the pickings were not what I look for!  Oh, well!  But we sure had fun!  I think we spent more on food and gas than we did treasures!  But my husband proudly told me that he was no longer afraid of yard sales.  I had to inquire about that....  His response?  He didn't know that you could just strictly limit yourself to buying a few things...  lol...  He said in years past, he always came home with stuff he would just throw away...  because he felt like he had to buy something!  😔😀 So now I have created a monster!  Granted, one that won't buy anything... hee hee 

Today, I have another card to share with a wedding theme...  For this project I used Our Daily Bread Designs' Happy Wedding Day, Wedding Wishes Paper Pad, Scalloped Chain Die and Mr. & Mrs. Die.


 I started with a soft silver Designer Paper layer, added a silver print DP (cut slightly smaller) and a deep silver DP cut with the new Scalloped Chain Die.  (All papers are in the NEW Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.) I stamped the sentiment (Happy Wedding Day) with a soft gray ink and die cut my panel with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Die.

For the center panel, I used the Mr. & Mrs. Die and Wedding Wishes Paper Pad nested on a matted panel created with the Ovals Die and Pierced Ovals Die.  A couple of die cut white hearts (Layering Hearts) adorn the bottom.  Here are the new items from this month you see...





Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time,

Blessings!
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome June with a New Release from Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' June release.  June is traditionally the month for weddings.  And this release is all about the beauty of love and the magic of saying I Do.  From a new paper pad to stamps and coordinating dies, ODBD has just the right supplies to help us create the perfect card.  First up, I have a card featuring the new Happy Wedding Day stamp set, coordinating Heart Topiary Die and new Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.


I started with a white card stock base, cut at 4.25 inches and then at 11 inches.  I scored and gate folded the card at 5.5 inches.  I chose a soft smoky DP from the new Wedding Wishes Paper Pad and die cut it with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  I chose a lovely wedding print from this same collection and die cut it with a slightly smaller pierced rectangle die.  I stamped the images (topiary and birds from Happy Wedding Day, coordinating Heart Topiary Die) with a Copic compatible ink on card stock and colored with Copics before die cutting.  After cutting, I placed it on another smoky DP layer and added a sentiment layer (Happy Wedding Day) on a die cut layer Ornate Ovals Die.







So for my second card, I decided to do more of a gold tone... with a fun white seam binding bow....

So this time, I went with a 5.5 inch wide card and gate folded a 8.5 inch card at 4.25 inches.  I added a gold 5.5 x 4.25 inch DP layer using the new Wedding Wishes Paper Pad and another slightly smaller DP with a gold dove image.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on white card stock (Happily Ever After) and embossed after adding gold embossing powder.  I cute a slightly larger mat with a rich gold DP (also from the Wedding Wishes Paper Pad) with a old favorite from the Stitched Ovals Die.  I added a rose created with the Rose Dies and Rose Leaves Die.  And here are the new items you see here..



 AND don't forget about today's blog hop!


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 June 2, 2017 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 June 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Be sure to check out our BLOG if you get lost along the way...

and now for the design team...


Cathy * Grace * Angie * Dawn * Chris 

Sandee * Helen * Julie * Robin * Lori (ME)

Lisa * Diana * Kathy * Sabrina

In case you were wondering, here are a few of the other items you saw today...








And Copic combos...

B21, B23, B24, C0, C1, C2, C3, E55, E57, YG61, YG63
Inks - Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Delicata Golden Glitz
Embossing Powder - Ranger Queen's Gold 
White Seam Binding 
Recollections Microbeads - Gold

Blessings!