Showing posts from February, 2016

A Look Back at ODBD's February Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' February 1st release.  I created a tent card using Flourished Happy Easter stamp, new Little Lamb Die and coordinating older release Sheep Single Stamp.  I also used some of the new designer papers from the new Easter Card Paper Collection and Pastel Paper Collections. Be sure to visit the ODBD Blog for even more design team inspiration.  The links are listed after today's project.

I started out with a 5.25 by 5.25 white card stock base.  I also cut another piece of card stock measuring 5 x 2.5  to create the base it would eventually rest on.  I scored the narrow side (2.5 inches) every 1/4 inch and folded to create my base.  After adding a lovely floral print and stamping my sentiment in the center (Happy Easter Flourish) I added a bit of polka dotted pattern on the outside.  I used the Double Stitched Circles Die to create my gallery along with one larger circle die to create the "frame."  I adhered the…

WAW220 ~ Thou Upholdest Me ~

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday
 We have more great prizes this week SO be sure to stop by and check this challenge out.  AND make sure to post your creation for an opportunity to win!
This week we have a wonderful passage from the Old Testament.  I chose to emboss white card stock with a clover embossing folder, ink it with a soft green distress ink, add a touch of watermark ink AND some fun  Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp.

I printed this week's scripture on white card stock and pulled out a couple of ODBD graduated dies found in the Double Stitched Rectangles set. 

Be sure to check out Simon Says Stamp in the coming days to see this new embossing powder release! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time...


Mid Month Bonus Die Release at Our Daily Bread Designs

There is a certain serendipity in the little surprises in life.  Like when the person in front of you at the fast food drive thru pays for your coffee or when a thoughtful motorist stops and lets you cross the parking lot.  It's the simple things that bring a smile to your face and thankfulness to your heart.  Today, Our Daily Bread Designs has pulled together a collection of dies as a special mid month release.  And I have a couple of projects to share featuring them.  
First a special Lily Die that coordinates with the lovely Beauty stamp set. 

I started with a card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I cut a light mint DP for the base from ODBD's Pastel Paper Collection and used the Flourished Star Pattern Die with white card stock for the next layer.  ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die set and polka dot DP from the Pastel Paper Collection create the final layer.  I added a sentiment layer and mat using the Stitched Ovals Die.  I chose my sentiment (stamped wi…

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning!  I had the chance to work on a couple of projects in my studio this weekend.  I decided to create a Valentine card using one of ODBD's new stamp set, Many Thanks.

I started by creating my pink sentiment base with an old favorite from my die stash, Flourished Star Pattern Die.  I chose to stamp the sentiment (in a rich red) slightly off center.  And then after adding a die cut umbrella (Umbrella Die) and a few dainty raining hearts (also from the Umbrella Die set.)
Here is the sentiment set you see...
and the dies you see today...

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Cute Card Thursday - 412 Sweet Valentine

Merry Monday ~ A Flowerpot Card ~

Good morning!  Today, I have a flower pot card featuring some of the items from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I used ODBD's Flower Pot Card to create my card base, adding custom trimmed paper from the new Pastel Paper Pack and lace trim created with the Beautiful Borders Die set.  I lined the sentiment panel (which slides in the pot) with coordinating paper and stamped a lovely sentiment from the new Many Thanks stamp set.  I added a custom blossom created with ODBD's Pretty Posies Die.  I created all of these blossoms and leaves with white card stock and then colored the center of each blossom with a soft yellow distress die and the petals with a rich purple distress ink.  After each blossom dried, I spritzed it with water and then used a mouse pad, shaping tool and my fingers to shape and distress each blossom.  After they dried to the shape I wanted, I glued the desired layers together.  I have one larger blossom on the sentiment panel (which slides into the pot) and two smalle…

WAW219 ~ I Am the Way ~

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday
 We have more great prizes this week SO be sure to stop by and check this challenge out.  AND make sure to post your creation for an opportunity to win!
This week we have a wonderful passage from the New Testament.  I chose to use a grunge stamp to add layers of pink, rose and red before adding a beautiful die cut heart.
 I started with a white card stock panel measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I used a piece of SU Blushing Bride Pink CS for a mat and printed my scripture panel on white card stock.  I positioned it to the right of my card stock panel and used a die to cut it out as pictured.  I then layered on stamped "ink blotches" for interest.  I chose a bit of Stampin' Up Real Red card stock and this fun die from Simon Says Stamp for the corner.  #SimonSaysStamp
It is amazing how God works.  After I had put this card together and photographed it...  I realized some of the "spots" resemb…

Merry Monday, on a Tuesday!

Merry Monday!  And no, I haven't lost my mind.  I really do know it is Tuesday!  I decided to shake things up a bit this week.  On Monday, Our Daily Bread Designs shared their February release.  So if you would like to check out the fun projects and items I shared click HERE.
So instead of sharing on Monday, I have a fun card for you today AND if that isn't shaking things up enough...  I have a VALENTINE card!  

My fabulous Stampin' Up rep loaned me her Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I love this stamp and will definitely be adding this set to my collection.  I started with a black CS base and Real Red CS mat.  I used Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Rose Red and Real Red to stamp the image.  I opted to add two layers of leaves in Rose Red and Real Red.  I wanted a bit more depth.  In this photo you can see the panel at the bottom using Real Red only...  The best part?  You can do whatever you want!  ;-)

And here is the stamp set...
I think I could stamp the leaves with white ink on…

Release Day at Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning and welcome to release day at Our Daily Bread Designs!  We have some fabulous stamps and dies to share this month, including some that coordinate with old favs!  And check out the end of today's post for information on how you can play along for a chance at an ODBD gift certificate!  First I have a few cards to share beginning with this project featuring a new stamp, two fabulous paper pads AND a fun die coordinating with an Easter stamp classic...
I started with a white card stock base and a bit of mint green DP from ODBD's Pastel Paper Pack.  A mix of patterns from ODBD's Easter Card Paper Collection are joined with a border die.  I stamped the cute lamb image on Copic compatible paper and colored him up before using the new Little Lamb Die to cut him out.  I stamped the Flourished Happy Easter sentiment with a soft lavender ink before using a few of ODBD's oval dies to cut and frame it.  A medium die cut bow created with fun polka dotted paper from ODB…