Wednesday, March 30, 2016

~ Your Comfort Delights My Soul ~

There are just a few more days left in the month of March.  And that means a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs is just around the corner.  Today, I have a card full of luscious layers created with a few items from the March release including, Grace's StrengthLavish Layers Die and Filigree Frames Die.  I started with a basic white card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches (scored and folded at 5.5 inches...)

And are there ever layers on this card?  It's almost a yummy as my Mama's German Chocolate Cake...

ODBD - Double Stitched Rectangles Die - White Card Stock
ODBD***MARCH RELEASE*** Lavish Layers DiePatriotic Paper Collection
ODBD***MARCH RELEASE*** Filigree Frames DieDouble Stitched Rectangles Die; White CS
ODBD - Double Stitched Rectangles Die (sentiment panel - white CS)
Sentiment - Grace's Strength - Memento Espresso Truffle Ink

Whew!  SO here are just a few of the items you see today...



Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back Friday to see the new April release and hop along with us!


Monday, March 28, 2016

~ With God By Your Side ~

As I write this post, I am battling a terrible sinus infection...  fever, headaches, sneezing...  the whole nine yards!  It looks like the next few days, Easter included, may be a little less eventful than usual.  This particular sentiment couldn't have come at a more perfect time!  The fever, the aches, struggling to gain my breath...  God really does have it!  And when that day comes (hopefully many years down the road) that I am ushered into His presence...  He got me through it!  Jesus Christ sacrificed it all, down to His very own life so I can be with Him.  You see, if you draw your strength from our Lord and Savior, nothing can stop you!  Not even this old nasty bug!  Blessings...

featured stamp set, Our Daily Bread Designs' 

And the recipe...

Kraft Card Stock Base - 5.25 x 10.5 inches; scored and folded at 5.25 inches
1st layer - ODBD - Ephemera Essentials Paper Pack - Tan Designer Paper (cut 5.25 x 5.25 to cover Kraft)
2nd layer - ODBD - Ephemera Essentials Paper Pack - Dark Brown DP
3rd layer - ODBD - Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection - Brown Plaid DP

Sentiment Focal Panel

 ODBD - Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection - Tan Calico DP; 
Faux Lace Trim - ODBD - ODBD - Ephemera Essentials Paper Pack  - Tan DP; Beautiful Borders Die
Circles DieVintage Ephemera Paper Collection - vintage ledger DP; inner circle
Pretty Posies DieVintage Ephemera Paper Collection - Blossoms (Pearls by Recollections)

Lots of layers!  Here are just a few of the items you see...

Thanks for stopping by!  
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Good morning!  Happy Easter!  Today I would like to share a slightly different card...  not a traditional Easter card...  I love this sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs' Superstar stamp set.  

We are created in His image.   Imagine if he loves his creation (in this case the stars) enough to name each one...  I can only imagine how much he loves us!  He suffered, bled and died for our sins!  But it didn't end there.  He arose from the grave 3 days later...  He defeated death once and for all so we can spend eternity with Him, if we accept Him as a personal Lord and Savior!  

Happy Easter!


Navy Card Stock 4.25 by 11 inches; scored and folder at 5.5 inches
ODBD - Ovals Die - navy CS
ODBD - Stitched Ovals Die - white CS
Sentiment - ODBD - Superstar
Stars  - ODBD Dies - Sparkling Stars DieDouble Stitched Stars Die - white CS

Here are a few of the items you see here today...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release

Good morning and welcome!  Today the Design Team members are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release. Here is the card I created using  Superstar stamp set and Double Stitched Stars Die. For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

A bit more clean and simple with just a few jazzed up layers...

Black Card Stock (BC) measuring 11 inches by 4.25 inches; scored at 5.5 inches and folded
Silver Poster Board - Our Daily Bread Designs - Flourished Star Pattern Die
White Card Stock - ODBD - Double Stitched Rectangles Die; stamped stars from ODBD's Superstar stamp set (Versafine Onyx Black)
Silver Poster Board - ODBD - Double Stitched Stars Die 
Black CS - ODBD - Sparkling Stars Die
White CS - ODBD - Double Stitched Stars Die (sentiment panel0
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black ink - ODBD - Superstar

Here are the March release items you see in today's project...

Don't forget to stop by the other Design Team blogs to see what they have cooked up for you!  Thanks for stopping by!


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

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME) * Robin * Julie 
 Lisa * Sabrina * Silke * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It's the Little Things

When you are feeling blue or suffering physical ailments, it is the little things that lift your spirits.  It's the text from a friend checking in on you, a note from your Sunday School class letting you know they missed you last week...  It really is the small stuff that makes a BIG difference.  It is times like those when it is important to listen for that still, small voice and KNOW that God is near.  Hopefully, this card will brighten someones day and remind them to stay close...


White Card Stock (CS) base measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches; scored and folded at 4.25 inches
Ecru Card Stock - Our Daily Bread Designs - Flourished Star Pattern Die
White CS - ODBD - Quatrefoil Pattern Die
Green Card Stock - ODBD - Fancy Foliage Die (vines)
Kraft CS - ODBD - Fancy Foliage Die (stems)
Sage Green CS - ODBD - Lovely Leaves Die
White CS (inked with Ranger Distress Ink Scattered Straw and Dusty Concord) 
White Card Stock (inked with Ranger DI Spun Sugar) - Pretty Posies Die
White CS - Sentiment Panel - ODBD - Filigree Frames Die
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black Ink - ODBD - Faith Card Sentiments

And the March release items you see here today...

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow as we take a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release!  Blessings...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

~ Hope - You're It ~

Good morning!  Today I have a fun project to share using a couple of the Anniversary release items from Our Daily Bread Designs AND I couldn't resist working a tag into this project!  Hence the title of today's post...  lame joke...  lol

But this project is amazing!  My creative mojo has been in full swing lately.  I am so glad that our Creator saw fit to help me get my health and creativity back.  It is a true blessing to have your health and I praise God for allowing me to feel better again!  It is through the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus that we have HOPE...

SO let's break down the layers in today's project -

White Card Stock base - 4.25 x 11 inches; scored at 5.5 inches
Designer Paper - ODBD - Pastel Paper Pack 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Designer Paper - ODBD - Easter Card Collection 2016; ODBD - Flourished Star Pattern Die
Designer Paper - ODBD - Easter Card Collection 2016Tag Trios Die (makes tag making SO easy)
Sentiment -  ODBD - Grace's Hope; Die Cut using ODBD's Lavish Layers Die
Designer Paper - ODBD - Pastel Paper Pack; Die Cut greenery using ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die
White Card Stock Blossoms - ODBD - Pretty Posies Die (inked with Distress Ink Scattered Straw, centers, and Dusty Concord on petals)
Recollections Microbeads - center of blossom

and here are the March release items you see...

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed sharing another project with me!  Until next time..


Monday, March 21, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs' Scavenger Hunt and Blog Hop!

Can you believe it is DAY 8 of the Our Daily Bread Designs' Anniversary celebration?  Since this is the final day, Kelley has come up with a fun scavenger hunt of the Design Team blogs.  Plus there is another fun prize!   Three winners with the correct answers will be chosen to receive a $15.00 Gift Code to the ODBD store!!  Winners will be announced on Our Daily Bread Designs' blog March 24, 2016!

AND I have a beautiful card to share using ODBD's Anniversary Release Die set, Filigree Frames and March Releases, Keys Die and Key to Happiness stamp set.

And here are the layers so you can reproduce this slice of pink heaven...

White Card Stock Base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches scored at 5.5 inches and folded
Boho Background Die with white Card Stock for lattice layer
***March Anniversary Release *** Filigree Frames Die 
and Double Stitched Rectangles Die layered together to create white CS open frame 
Keys Die - Gold Poster Board to create key (adhered to pink satin bow with liquid adhesive)
Stitched Ovals Die - with white CS for sentiment panel
Key to Happiness stamp set (Onyx Black Versafine Ink)
Misc. - Pink Satin Ribbon

**Creative Nugget** - I adhered my gingham DP panel AFTER I had assembled the layers of my card.  I ran the satin bow BEHIND the panel and adhered it with Scotch tape BEFORE using adhesive to add to the base.  I like the inside of my card to be clean...  no ribbon edges or the like...  I tied the bow separately and added it with liquid adhesive to the ribbon.  And the frame...  has just a bit of dimensional foam under it to give me plenty of clearance to maneuver the ribbon...  

So if you haven't had a chance to check it out...   HOP over to the ODBD Blog HERE to get all the details!  Have fun and have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Look Back at Favorite 2015 Our Daily Bread Designs' Projects

It is Day 7 of the Anniversary celebration at Our Daily Bread Designs.  And for today's post the design team members have picked three of their favorite 2015 projects to share!  It was so much fun to see all of the projects I completed last year!  And I found myself picking the same type of projects as my favs...  SHABBY!!! 

And just to make this day extra special, ODBD decided to have a blog hop!  And by hopping along you could win a prize!  ;-)  The 411...

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 22, 2016 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 March 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Be sure to check the end of today's post for the design team links and ODBD's link if you get lost along the way!  Now here are my favs of 2015...

The ODBD items used include

Plant a Garden - Sentiment
Pretty Posie Die - Blossoms
Boho Background Die - Embossing on White CS panel
Beautiful Borders Die - Faux White Lace
Vintage Flourish Pattern Die - Sentiment Panel
Sunburst Background Die - Stamen for Flowers
Blooming Garden Paper Collection - Dragonfly DP

a few of the items you see...

and here is the

And by looking at my favorites...  it appears I love to use dies as well...  :-)

You are My Angel - Sentiments
Flourished Star Pattern - Frame for Gingham DP
Welcoming Window Die - White CS Window and Background
Window Shutter and Awning Die - Shutters (white card stock) and Awning (DP)
Flower Box Fillers Die - Tiny Blossoms
 Antique Labels and Borders - Sentiment Panel

and a few of the items you see here...

and the

Here's another shabby favorite...

Beauty - Sentiment
 Leafy Edged Borders Die  - DP, Ecru and Gold Poster Board Edging
Pretty Posies Die - Ecru card stock; inked with soft peach and yellow ink; Leaves - green distress ink
 Circle Ornaments Die - Poster Board base to glue petal and lace on
Pennants Die - Sentiment Panel

A couple of items you see...

So be sure to check out the Design Team and their favorite projects of the year!  I hope it inspires you as much as it did me!


ODBD BLOG - If you get lost along the way!  ;-)

Angie * Cathy * Chris * Dawn * Grace * Julie
Lisa * Lori * Robin * Sabrina * Sandee *

Have a wonderful Sabbath!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

~ The Next Door ~

So are you enjoying the Anniversary celebration at Our Daily Bread Designs as much as I am?  Today marks day 6 of our 8 day celebration!  And to honor all of those who continue to support Our Daily Bread Designs, Kelley and company are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders for 3 days!  Be sure to stop by the website today through March 21, 2016 and choose FREE SHIPPING in the checkout pages!  I will have the link at the end of today's post.  

But first, I would like to share a classic blue and white color scheme featuring the March stamp release, Key to Happiness along with the new Double Stitched Squares Die and coordinating Squares Die.

And here is another view...

Lot's of luscious layers here for certain!

8.5 x 5.5 inch white card stock base (scored at 4.25 inches)
Boho Background Die - Night of Navy Card Stock
Double Stitched Rectangles Die - dark navy and white floral designer paper
Leafy Edged Borders Die - White Card Stock
Leafy Edged Borders Die - Night of Navy CS
Leafy Edged Borders Die - White Floral DP panel (bottom)
Double Stitched Squares Die - Night of Navy CS
Squares Die - White CS
Sentiment - blue ink - Key to Happiness
Fancy Foliage Die - Guacamole CS
Asters and Leaves Die  - bachelor's button - white CS - inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Asters and Leaves Die - leaves - white CS - inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Pearls - Recollections
Designer Paper - The Paper Studio - Blue Rose Cottage

Here are March items you see here today...

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to take advantage of Our Daily Bread Designs' free shipping through March 21st! 

The link is below...  and thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow as I share 3 of my favorite cards from 2015!

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