Thursday, December 31, 2015

Let Faith Be the Bridge ~ A Vintage Card

I love looking at old pictures of our community.  Recently, I discovered an online history group for our hometown.  And I have been enjoying the old sepia toned pictures of our past.  So in the spirit of those photos and the beautiful vintage photo albums they are nestled in, here is a card featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' Safe Travels stamp set.  

I even used some old photo corners I had in my crafting stash...  SO fun!
Here are the items you see today...

Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you have a fun and SAFE New Year's Eve!  Don't forget to stop back tomorrow and check out Our Daily Bread Designs' January release!

Love - A Valentine Post

A few months back, I had the opportunity to participate in a joint blog hop with Word Art Wednesday and Simon Says Stamp.  And as a result, SSS has graciously sent me an item or two every so often to create and share.  My most recent "surprise" package included a lovely abstract heart die.  I cut three of the images out and stacked them on top of one another to give it an added edge.

I started with a white card stock base adding a slightly smaller red card stock mat.  I embossed my final layer with an embossing folder and added my three layer die.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and created a fun banner and placed it on top.  SUPER EASY!  

Thank you again to Simon Says Stamps (#SimonSayStamp) for the fun products including 

Scribble Heart Die (S340)
Make an Invitation Stamp Set (SSS101547)


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Saddle Up Thank You

Happy Wednesday!  We are barreling toward a new year and that means those dreaded RESOLUTIONS..  Are there any special resolutions you are making this year?  I hope to take better care of myself, eat less and rest more.  Not sure how I will accomplish all of these lofty goals but they sound good, right?
Today, we have a fun card featuring a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' December release.  I just love this horse image and decided to try my hand at creating a palomino.  Not so sure how well I captured it but I certainly enjoyed the creative process.  ;-)

And the stamp set  you see used on this project...


Rectangles Dies (NEW) 



Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

ODBD - Plough the Fields ~ A Spotlight Card

Good morning!  I hope this post finds you well and recovering from a joyous holiday!  Today I have a quick card using the spotlight technique.  You stamp the image twice, trimming one down, coloring it and layering it over the original black and white image.  It's a simple technique but looks particularly striking when used with bold colors.  I chose to work with red and white for this project.

I started with a white card stock base adding a slightly smaller red mat.  I stamped my image (Plough the Fields) with black ink on white card stock twice.  I colored one image and then used the new Rectangles Die and Double Stitched Rectangles Die to highlight it.

Here are the items you see...

I stamped my sentiment (Plough the Fields) on white card stock and used the older Pennants Die to highlight it.

Thanks for taking a few moments to stop by!  Blessings...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Revisiting ODBD's December Release

Good morning and welcome to a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' December 1st Release.  I have a project to share today using Plough the Fields along with a couple of new dies, Double Stitched Rectangles and Rectangles.  For more inspiration using the December Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

For this project I started with a cream card stock base using the Rectangles Die to create a rich chocolate mat.  I chose a slightly smaller die from the Double Stitched Rectangles set for the next creamy layer.  I stamped my image (Plough the Fields) with a rich cocoa ink on the same cream CS and framed it with a smaller die from the Rectangles set.  I stamped the sentiment (with black ink) directly onto the image panel.  

Here is the stamp set you see in today's project...

and the dies...

Don't forget to stop by and check out what the other design team members have for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking few moments to comment.  Blessings...
ODBD Blog ** if you get lost along the way...

and the other "Breadsticks"

Julie * Amy * Cathy * Robin 
 Sandee * Dawn * Lori (ME)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ODBD and Cardmaker Blog Hop!

 Welcome!  Thank you so very much for stopping by!  I am so excited to be a part of today's Our Daily Bread Designs and CardMaker hop!  For today's hop we are taking a look at some of ODBD's Christmas stamps, dies and papers.  I couldn't wait to go through my stash and make another Christmas card for my stash.  For this project I used ODBD's Christmas Tunes stamp set...

I started with a rich burgundy base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I slightly smaller gold card stock mat frames the distressed designer paper from ODBD's Christmas Paper Collection 2015.  I added a gold rectangular die cut (Double Stitched Rectangles Die) and a curved sentiment (Christmas Tunes) panel created with the Leafy Edged Borders Die.  A paper poinsettia created with ODBD's Peaceful Poinsettias Die and greenery (Fancy Foliage Lovely Leaves Die sets) finish the spray.  I love the contrast of the formal gold card stock with the distressed DP...    

So here are some of the Christmas items you see today...

and some other ODBD products you see...

I hope you are having fun perusing all of the lovely projects featuring Our Daily Bread Design's products.  Your next stop on today's hop is the lovely Gina Williams Cagle.  Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

WAW212 ~ Luke 7:14 ~

It is officially the middle of another week!  And you know what Wednesday means...  it's time for another great challenge at Word Art Wednesday!
Be sure to 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! 
We appreciate our sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who generously provided our prizes this week!

I started with a white card stock base and added a red mat.  I stamped the Fair Isle design with Versamark ink on black card stock before embossing with white embossing powder.  After printing the scripture on white card stock, I cut and embossed it using a circle die.  I added a paper die cut poinsettia, greenery and twigs to adorn the corner.  

Thanks for stopping by!  


Double Stitched Circles Die 
Merry Mosaics Die 
Lovely Leaves Die 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to December and the ODBD Blog Hop!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' December release and blog hop!  It is hard to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away!  WHERE did the time go?  This month ODBD has some wonderful designs that work well for a variety of occasions.  And we all know it is UBER hard to come up with masculine cards.  All of the designs work well for those special "manly" projects IMHO.  Plus, did I mention a new series of dies perfect for framing your sentiments and images?  I can't wait for you to see them!  ;-)
And don't forget to hop along with our design team today BECAUSE you could win a gift certificate to the ODBD store, so you can purchase some ODBD stamps!  Check after today's projects for all the details.  But for now, let's hop into my first project using the new Safe Travels stamp set along with a couple of new die sets, Rectangles and Double Stitched Rectangles.

 I started with a white card stock base, adding a bit of Kraft.  I chose a couple of coordinating designer papers from ODBD's Christmas Paper Collection 2014, halved them to fit my Kraft panel and distressed the edges before adhering.  I covered the seam with white seam binding and a lace die cut from the Beautiful Borders die set.  I stamped my image on Neenah paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored my image with Copics.  I added a bit of glitter glue along the eaves of my bridge and along the snow on either side.  A bit of gray and blue inks softly sponged on top create the sky.  I used the new Rectangles die to cut and emboss the image and the new Double Stitched Rectangles die to create the Kraft mat.  I finished it up with a seam binding bow and stamped sentiment square nestled on top. 

So here are the new items I used...

And if the bridge scene isn't darling enough...  there is an image perfect for horse lovers...

Since my husband used to raise thoroughbreds (and I have a lovely retired one name Ally living on our farm) these beauties were colored to look like them!  I started with a rich cocoa card stock base and added a slightly smaller DP panel from ODBD's Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  I embossed a band of cocoa card stock with the Boho Background Die and added it to break up the DP design.  After colored my image (from the new Saddle Up stamp set) with Copic I cut and embossed it with the new Double Stitched Circles Die.  I used a smaller die to highlight my sentiment panel and after adding both with dimensional foam added some twigs (Lovely Leaves Die) and a jute bow.

Here are the new items you see on this project...

Aren't they super cute?  I can't wait to play some more with these fun sets...  And here are some of the older items  you see used today....

 So now more information about our blog hop and how you can win...

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2015 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog  ** if you get lost along the way...

Julie * Dawn * Amy * Cathy 
Lori (ME) * Sandee * Robin * America * Angie
Lisa * Grace * Sabrina * Chris * Silke

Surprise!!! It's Best Bunny!

There is something about Granny Apple Green that just brings a smile to my face!  When the first signs of Spring appear you are sure to see...