Sunday, January 27, 2013

ODBD~ Masculine Birthday Card ~

The most difficult cards for me are masculine.  I have this habit of sticking flowers and ribbon on EVERYTHING!  Today's card is definite not frou frou...  copper embossing powder, jute and a distressed faux leather background show off some of Our Daily Bread Designs' January collection.

And here's the sets I used...

I just love the copper embossing powder on black card stock! Well gotta go! Until next time...



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ODBD ~ God is Love

Hope you are staying warm and toasty!  Kentucky is a bit cold right now.  I plan on spending the next few days indoors.  Apparently the cold weather makes me work with warm colors.  This time it was red...  And with Valentine's Day coming up, it's the perfect time to use it. 

Today's card features Our Daily Bread Designs' new set, Fellowship Sentiments. This set is perfect for all of your greeting card needs. 

I opted to use the striped paper sideways. A couple of die cut hearts and pink ribbon add to the love theme! And under the pink ribbon... another recent release by Our Daily Bread... a special die for ODBD by Spellbinder Spellbinders for ODBD Antique Labels & Borders...

Thanks for looking!

Until next time,


Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fellowship Sentiments
Paper - Recollections, Bazzill, Georgia Pacifice
Misc. - Ribbon by Offray

Friday, January 18, 2013

Exploring Cricut ~ Hugs & Kisses

With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, it's time to make a Valentine.  And for today's Exploring Cricut post, we'll do just that!  This project features one of my lonely cartridges, Sweethearts.  I say lonely because it just doesn't get a great deal of attention from me.  But after this card that will change!

And the cuts you will need...

Bow - pg. 33 - 5.25 inches - black cardstock
Phrase Shadow - pg. 36 - 2.25 inches - black card stock
Phrase - pg. 36 - 2.25 inches - white card stock
Hearts - pg. 40 - 5.25 inches (2 cuts) - red card stock
Heart Shadow - pg. 40 - 5.25 inches (1 cut) - white card stock

1. Apply ScorTape to edge of white heart. Gather white seaming  
    binding around the edge.
2. Apply dimentional foam to white heart base and adhere 1 red
3. Assemble phrase and arrow. Adhere to front panel.
4. Use ScorPal to score line slightly below top of second red heart. 
    Fold, add ScorTape and adhere to back of white panel to create
    your card.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...


Thursday, January 17, 2013

ODBD ~ Our Smallest Wishes

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by!  Wanted to pop in today and share a card created with a few sets from Our Daily Bread Designs' January release.  I tried to create a chalkboard look...
I used a flat black card stock base and stamped my images/sentiments on with Versamark.  I then embossed them with white powder.  I sponged just a bit of white ink on to add that chalky look.  I created the floral spray with a yellow blossom from my stash and a few handmade bits too.  Do you just love these stamps? 

Antique Label Designs


Thanks for looking!
Card Recipe
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - All Occasion Sentiments, Antique Label Designs
Paper - Georgia Pacific
Ink - Versamark, Archival Brilliance Moonlight White
Misc. - Embossing Powder - Ranger; Punches - MS Crafts; Recollections - Microbeads & Blossom

Monday, January 14, 2013

Exploring Cricut ~ Baby It's Cold Outside!

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! I am so excited to be back to crafting after a yucky bought with the flu!
The weather here has been downright mild, but some snow might just be on the horizon. So it's the perfect time to pull out your Cricut and do some crafting.  The theme this time is...

Baby It's Cold Outside

Snowmen, Snow, anything showcasing Winter

Here's my project using the Doodlecharms cartridge...

And the deets...

Cricut Cart - Doodlecharms


Snowman Border & Carrots - pg 82 - white card stock - 2 1/4 inches
Snowflakes - pg 83 - white card stock - 1 1/4 inches


Paper - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Bakers Twine (three pieces braided for scarf)
Jet Bead Flourish (cut out stones for eyes and buttons)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

ODBD Time With Lori

Happy Thursday to you!  This month, I have the distinct pleasure of presenting Our Daily Bread Designs' Time With project.  I created a little "thank you" present for one of my helpers at church.  It involved an empty Altoids tin...

and some chocolate!


Intrigued yet???? For complete project details hop over to Our Daily Bread Designs. Thanks as always for stopping by!



Monday, January 7, 2013

ODBD ~ Thinking of You !

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. There were a few days when I felt like I might. LOL 
Christmas Eve was one of those days. I felt unusually drained. Christmas Day was much the same. But since John and I were hosting, I thought I was just worn out from all the family fun and frolic. Thursday and Friday were spent battling a raging fever and congestion. By Monday I forced myself to visit the doctor. Nausea, fever, the whole nine yards this past week... so much for starting out the new year...  :-P

No blogging here for the past few weeks my friends... My Christmas tree was stripped of its ornamentation (in phases) but it has not made it out of the house... I told John that I might just tie some Easter eggs on it and call it done... :-) Might as well laugh about it, right?   This too shall pass... 

So here's today's card...

Today's card features a couple of new releases from Our Daily Bread Designs'

Plus a special Spellbinders die for Our Daily Bread Designs' here...

Hope to be back up and crafting full-time soon...



Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs' - All Occasion Sentiments and Antique Label Designs
Dies - Spellbinders for ODBD - Antique Labels & Border Die; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Papers - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Simple Stories Summer Fresh
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots by Provocraft
Ink - CTMH - Outdoor Denim; Versamark (embossing)
Misc. - Embossing Powder - Ranger Queen's Gold; Blossom - Spare Parts; Paper Punches - MS Crafts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release & Blog Hop!

Happy New Year and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs' January Release Blog Hop!  I am so excited to have the opportunity to show you some of the new January sets!  They are fabulous!  Hop along and you might even win a gift certificate towards your favorite ODBD stamp set!  Make sure to check out the deets below and hop along.  
If you got here from the ODBD Blog  you are in the right place! 
The hop will run from January 1st, 8am EDT to 8pm EDT January 2nd

Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog January 3rd

Three hoppers will win a $20 gift certificate toward stamps at the ODBD store, and 1 blessed hopper will win a $75 Gift Certificate stamps at the ODBD store!!!

Simply hop to each stop, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and let us know if you had any problems along the way!

The sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments set.  I inked it and centered it in the stamped Antique Label image.  I then used the Spellbinders ODBD custom Antique Label die to cut and emboss the sentiment panel. 

Here are the sets I used.

And the Spellbinders Custom Die...

Now I will send you on to your final stop... the


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