Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WAW138 & MOJO351 ~ Stand Fast ~

Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by!    It's time for another 
fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  
Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 
And a very special thank you to Bugaboo and Flying Unicorn!  These fabulous companies provided our prizes this week!

This week we are visiting scripture from the book of Galatians...

I started with both white and red card stock.  I also pulled out a nautical DP to frame the sentiment panel.  I used red to create my card base (a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card) and cut a slightly smaller white panel (4 x 5.25).  I cut another red panel an additional 1/4 smaller and used my ScorPal to score the paper at 1/4 inch intervals.  I swiped a white ink pad on the recessed side (where the score lines were recessed) and allowed it to dry.  I then used a gray ink pad and swiped more ink for a richer look.  Once the panel dryed, I added it to the card base and mat.  I used a plain doily (Wilton) and added it to the center with dimensional foam.  I printed the scripture on white CS and matted it with the dark blue nautical DP I had on hand.  I added a copper flourish (The Paper Studio) and a few blossoms and paper punched leaves/twigs.  I also placed a newspaper DP print "runner" under the sentiment panel!  So fun and easy! 

Today's card was based on a sketch...
Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...


Paper - The Paper Studio Cape Cod, Georgia Pacific
Inks - Memento London Fog, Colorbox Frost White
Doily - Wilton
Blossoms - stash
Flourish - The Paper Studio
Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts

Additional Challenges


Monday, June 23, 2014

QFTD216 ~ True Friendship ~

Good morning!  It's hard to believe another week is here!  The weather is warm here today.  That makes it the perfect day to stay indoors and craft!  :-)  I have a card to share in honor of this week's Split Coast Stamper Queen for the Day, meisu4.  I chose to use a similar design and weathered DP base as one of her creations.  I sure hope she likes it!

 and a close up of the dies used...
I started with a pale pink card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inch card) and added a bit of Kraft paper.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs' new DP, Blushing Rose Collection for my sentiment panel.  I used ODBD's Vintage Flourish Pattern Die to cut the desired panel and inked up a sentiment from My Friend.  I selected coordinating papers from the collection and created my vase (Decorative Vase Die) and asters (Asters and Leaves Die).  Leftover Kraft came in handy for my vines (Fancy Flourish Die) along with some white CS scraps for other blossoms (Ornamental Crosses Die).  A soft moss green card stock worked nicely for the leaves (Asters and Leaves Die).  I cut my die work out first and positioned it (before adhering) and used a stamp positioner to decide where to position my sentiment.  (A stamp positioner makes it SO much easier...)  Some clear glue and tiny gold micro beads adorn the centers along with tiny black jet beads for the smaller flowers.  And did I mention the distress ink?  I had to ink up my Kraft and DP before placement...  :-) 
Here's the items you see used today...

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Look Back at ODBD's June Release

Time is moving very fast these days!  It's hard to believe July 4th is just around the corner.  In this part of the country, school shopping begins any day!  It seems like just yesterday that the Class of 2014 graduated!  My, how time marches on! 
Today I am taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' June Release.  Here is the card I created using the Cherry Blossom stamp set, Asters and Leaves die plus new paper from the Blushing Rose Collection. For more inspiration using the June Release be sure to stop by the ODBD Blog.
Here's today's project...
I started with a pink 5.5 by 4.25 card base.  I added a slightly smaller gold CS panel.  I used ODBD's Vintage Flourish Pattern die and Blushing Rose Paper to create a "window."  I stamped my sentiment (Cherry Blossom) on coordinating ledger paper from the Blushing Rose Paper collection and trimmed it to fit under the coordinating frame.  I added the frame with dimensional foam.  I used the Fancy Foliage die and gold CS to create my vines and the new Asters and Leaves to make my pink blossoms.  I added some glossy glue to the centers before adding gold microbeads to each flower.  A pink dyed seam binding bow and strategically placed gold flourish finish it off!  And if you look REALLY close...  you will see where I used a gold marker to gently distress the inside edges of my "frame."  So what do you think???
The above project features the following new ODBD products...

and old sets...

Don't forget to stop by my "Sister Sticks" blogs and see all the beauty they have created for you!  Thanks as always!  
 Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Dawn 
 Lori * Cathy * Julie * Sabrina * Wanda

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WAW137 ~ John 8:32 ~ The Truth Shall Make You Free ~

Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by!    It's time for another 
fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  
Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 
And a very special thank you to the Cheery Lynn Designs and Deedee's Digis!  These fabulous companies provided our prizes this week!

This week we are visiting scripture from the New Testament...

I used a heart shaped die to reveal my scripture panel and added a small gingham bow to coordinate with the vintage style paper.  A simple flower spray with paper punched greenery and a gold rhinestone flourish adorn the corner.  I love this scripture!  No added adornment for those words...


Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Ornate Hearts
Paper - The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific, Crate Paper - DIY Shop
Ribbon - Offray
Flourish - Recollections
 Paper Punch - MS Crafts
Blossoms - Stash

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

QFTD215 ~ Rose of Galilee ~

Good Tuesday morning!  Today, I am playing along with Split Coast's Queen for the Day Challenge.  This week's honoree, bejoyce (aka Barbara) uses an abundance of blossoms in her gallery.  Whether it is die cuts, stamp images or delightful papers, posies are definitely in her favorites column!  So with that being said, I decided to color up this lovely rose image from Our Daily Bread Designs in Barbara's honor...

and the stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs...
Galilee Rose Co.

I triple matted the image with red, black and white, coloring the image in shades of red.  I trimmed the image to fit and added 4 flat backed jet beads on all four corners.  A pretty simple treatment for this card...  I really wanted the IMAGE to stand out! 
Thanks so much for stopping by to share just a few moments of your day.  I hope this card inspires you to do some coloring today! 

Hugs and blessings...


Monday, June 16, 2014

~ Our Daily Bread Designs Shipping Special ~

Our Daily Bread Designs shipping department will be closed next week, so we are offering a Shipping Special from now through June 20th, 2014.


International Retail Customers will receive $5.00 off your order, in place of free shipping.

No code is needed!

Shop Our Daily Bread Designs website here

Please see our blog post for more details - 

***All orders placed from June 13-20, 2014 will not start shipping until, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Friday, June 13, 2014

ODBD ~ Cherry Blossoms ~

Today I have a project featuring the new stamp, Cherry Blossom from Our Daily Bread Designs. 
I chose a Kraft base with white matting and spring colors from a coordinating paper collection.  I inked the base layer of DP with tea stain ink and stamped the cherry blossom image with a pale khaki ink.  I chose to stamp the sentiment in a rich red.  To accent the banner, I chose Asters and Leaves and Fancy Foliage Dies.
Here's some of the items you see today...

Thanks so much for popping in!  I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WAW136 ~ None Upon the Earth ~

Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by!    It's time for another 
fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  
Check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 
And a very special thank you to the Dorcerela Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon!  These fabulous companies provided our prizes this week!

This week we are visiting scripture from the Old Testament, specifically Psalms...

I used coordinating designer paper by Crate Paper (Style Board) and a base of pale pink with black card stock matting.  I used a velvet rick rack to help cover a seam and printed my scripture directly on some musical themed DP from the collection.  I hand cut it to create a banner.  The pearl flourish (Queen & Co.) took a few nips and tucks to create the flourish I wanted.  I used dies from Our Daily Bread Designs to create the beautiful pink "aster" and pale green foliage.  I hope you are as taken with the design as I am!  Until next time...




Dies - Our Daily Bread Designs - Asters and Leaves , Fancy Foliage
Papers - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Crate Paper - Style Board
Flourish - Queen & Co.
Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Button - Stash
Ric Rac - Recollections

Additonal Challenges

Pile it On #23 - Use Some Patterned Paper 
TTCRD June 10 - 16 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #210 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #60 - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics #24 - Glorious Buttons

Sunday, June 8, 2014

QFTD214 ~ A Bike, Flowers AND a Thank You

Good afternoon and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am taking a few moments to play along with this week's Queen for the Day Challenge at Split Coast.  The featured stamper is the lovely and talented Nancy.  I took my tribute from one of her favorite activities...  biking...

I chose a very clean color palette, black and white and added a splash of color with my Flower Soft.  The card base is white card stock with a layer of black matting.  I used a cloud embossing folder to create the background (only on the top 3/4 of the card.)  I placed a die cut black bike and stamped my sentiment on the bottom with black ink.  I added a layer of green Flower Soft and then a Patriotic mix.  Thanks so much for visiting!  I certainly hope you like it!  {{hugs}}
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - My Friend
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Georgia Pacific
Dies - Spellbinders In'spire - Bicycle
Embossing Folder - Darice - Cloudy Sky
Flower Soft - Meadow, The Patriot
Additional - Scor Pal
QFTD214 - Queen For the Day

Friday, June 6, 2014

ODBDSLC205 ~ White on White ~

It's been a while since I played in ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge.  This week the challenge is "white on white."  And I decided to use one of the new stamp sets, Iris and the fun new die, Asters and Leaves.
The stamp set... 
and dies...
I began with a white card stock base and added the Quatrefoil Pattern Die cut with dimensional foam.  I stamped the Iris image (Memento Flannel Gray) and added my sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo Black.  The Antique Labels and Borders Die  set looks just perfect framing this image!  A few blossoms from the new die, Asters and Leaves nestled on the white vines from the Fancy Foliage die finish it off.  A few pearls peeking out...  **sigh** 
This makes me smile!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!  {{hugs}}

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Look Back at North Coast Creations' May Release

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day.  Today, we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations' May Release.  I hate to see the month go...  Isn't spring just flying by?  **sigh** 
All the more reason to celebrate good weather and all of those spring and summer activities!  And with that in mind, here is the card I created using Happy Camper.

 I stamped one tree image on Copic compatible paper and colored it.  I then stamped, colored and cut two more trees along with the campfire and sign.  After die cutting the original image, I used a scallop punch, sponge dauber and light blue ink to create faux "clouds."  I added the base image to another blue die cut panel before affixing to the die cut card stock base.  I added my two trees, campfire and sign with dimensional foam for added depth.  I love the airy feel to this design! 
Here's another peek at the set I used...
and some lovely dies from our
sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs.


Thanks again for stopping by!  Please visit my fellow DT members, affectionately knows as the "Coasters" to see what they have created!  {{hugs}}
 Julie * Lori * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Amber * Sabrina * Robin

For more inspiration using the May Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog.  :-)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' June Release!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' June Release!  It is such a blessing to share another set of beautiful stamps and dies this month!  If you love flowers, (and who doesn't) you will love this release!  There are a plethora of beautiful images begging for color and dies that allow you to literally make your own bunch of posies!  Are you intrigued yet? 
The design team has some beautiful projects to share plus you have the chance to win a gift certificate you can use toward your very own set!  Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until June 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check there to see if you won!
I have a couple of projects to share today featuring a few lovely new sets.
The first one showcases the new set, Iris.
I created a center step card for the iris image, coloring the image on Copic compatible paper.  If you think some of the dies and paper look familiar...  you are right! 
Here's the new...

And here is a paper collection from May Rustic Paper that worked out perfectly with this image...

plus an older die set, Fancy Foliage

My second card features the new paper collection,
 Blushing Rose and the beautiful stamp set, My Friend.

I stamped the rose image (My Friend) and colored it with Copics before fussy cutting it.  I used a Kraft card stock base, layered on a soft green DP from the Blushing Rose Collection.  I added a Kraft die cut frame using Vintage Flourish Pattern die, another coordinating DP layer (Vintage Labels) and stamped my sentiment (My Friend) with a rich elderberry colored ink.  I added the fussy cut rose image on the bottom and voila! 

additional products you see on both cards today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit all of the designers today and share the love!  You might just win one of those gift certificates!  :-)

If you get lost along the way, travel back to the ODBD Blog
And my "Sister Sticks..."

 Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Dawn * 
Lori (you are here) * Cathy *
 Julie * Sabrina * Angie * LisaSilke *
 Audrey * Wanda

Hugs and Blessings! 


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