Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Word Art Wednesday 250 & 251

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  This week we have a wonderful digital image featuring scripture from Psalms.  To find the digi scripture featured and details of how you can play along in the #250-#251 challenge pop over to Word Art Wednesday for all the details.  But before you check it out, take a moment to look at the card I created using this week's featured digi!

I started with a white card stock base measuring 4.25 by 11 inches, folded and scored at 5.5 inches.  I cut a slightly smaller DP panel using The Paper Studio's The Shoppe on the Square Paper Pad.  I added a die cut overlay (Spellbinders' Grateful Lattice) in white CS using dimensional foam.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs' Pierced Rectangles Die to create a frame and their Small Bow Die for my vellum panel.  I printed the sentiment on vellum with my inkjet printer.  I chose the specialty paper function when printing and used a heat gun to insure the ink was set.  ODBD's Pierced Rectangles cut and framed the sentiment.  I just love the soft look of vellum, don't you?  Don't forget to hop over to the WAW site to play along and see what the other designers have created!  


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ODBD ~ Sweet and Smiling

Unfortunately, I love sweets!  If I could have a steak or a piece of cake...  I will choose cake!  Cookies, tarts, pie...  they all old their own allure.  But when I need to limit my caloric intake...  a cupcake is my go to treat.  There is something about that combo of icing and cake in a limited amount that satisfies the sweet craving.  So this time, I used the Beverage Cup Die to create my faux cupcake.  It even has sprinkles!  

So here are a few of the items you see including a fun sentiment from the September release, Seasons Change...

and the Beverage Cup Die...

Plus a few old favorites...

Thanks for stopping by!  Please join me tomorrow for the Wednesday Word Art Challenge.  Plus later this week on October 1st, I have a few wonderful projects to share with new ODBD products.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

~ Give Thanks, A Double Display Card ~

Today, I have a double display card to share using a pre-made card base from Our Daily Bread Designs' Fun & Fancy Folds Collection.  I also had the chance to use a couple of products from the September release including the A-MAIZE-ING stamp set and coordinating Indian Corn Die

I started by measuring each section of my card to cut my Kraft CS base and designer papers.  I chose a polka dotted design from ODBD's Ephemera Essentials Paper Pad and a fun print from ODBD's Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  I stamped the image (from the A-MAIZE-ING stamp set) on Copic compatible paper and after coloring, die cut it using the coordinating Indian Corn Die.  I created an oval die cut Kraft base using ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die and added my image with dimensional foam.  I stamped the sentiment with a rich dark ink on Kraft and cut one with ODBD's Stitched Circles Die and created a banner with the other.  I adhered both to the front so they will show when closed but still remain a part of the design when opened (as shown.)  

So here are the new items you see...

and a few old favorites...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release.  Here is the card I created using Seasons Change stamp set and coordinating Wheelbarrow Die.  I also incorporated the new Grass Hill Die and Grass Lawn Die.  For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog along with my design team sisters.  

I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches.  I cute a slightly smaller grass green card stock mat and added another mat created with ODBD's Rustic Beauty Paper Collection.  I added layers of green card stock grass using the new Grass Hill Die and Grass Lawn Die.  I used ODBD's Fence Die along with white card stock to tuck in a bit of "fencing."  I stamped the image (from the new Seasons Change stamp set) with black Copic compatible ink on Neenah Solar Crest CS.  I colored the image with Copics (see listing later in the post...) and die cut it with the coordinating Wheelbarrow Die.  I stamped the sentiment on card stock and used ODBD's Ovals Die and Stitched Ovals Die for my layers.  

So here are the new items you see...

and a few old favorites...

and Copic Combos...

Mums - R83, R85, R89
Gourd - E43, YG63
Grass - YG17
Sunflower - Y15, Y35, Y38, E37
Pumpkins - YR15, YR68, YR27
Pumpkin Leaves - YG93
Mum Leaves - YG95, YG97
Wheel Barrow - E21, E31, E33, E37, E39, C0


The Bread Sticks

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MOJO465 ~ For You ~

Good morning!  Today I have a fun card to share with a decidedly fall feel.  I also took a few moments to play along with one of weekly challenges I love to do...  MOJO Monday!  

And to make it even more fun, I worked in some fall plaid plus a fun sweater print DP!  I'm not wild about the cooler weather AND winter that inevitably follows!  But I sure do love the textures and textiles of the season!

and the sketch it is based on...MOJO465...

So I started with a black card stock base (4.25 x 5.5 inches).  I added a slightly smaller plaid print from Jen Hadfield's Warm & Cozy Paper Collection.  I added a couple of coordinating panels (also matted in black) stamping my sentiment on the lower right hand side.  I created the tree using Stampin' Up's Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies.  A bit of baker's twine ties if all up.  And in the corner I added a black bird (envision a crow) heading off to search for fall goodies!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to peek back in Friday as we take a look back at this month's release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Blessings!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WAW 248 & 249 ~ Isaiah 54:10

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  This week we have a wonderful digital image featuring scripture from Proverbs.  To find the digi scripture featured and details of how you can play along in the #248-#249 challenge pop over to Word Art Wednesday for all the details.  But before you check it out, take a moment to look at the card I created using this week's featured digi!

Today's card is based on the weekly Retro Sketch shown here...

and the supplies you see here in addition to the Weekly Word Art scripture digi...

Stampin' Up - Foxy Friends stamp set
(fox stamped with Soft Suede Ink)
Designer Papers by Echo Park - Fall is in the Air Collection
Digi printed on white Georgia Pacific Card Stock
Card measures 5.5 by 4.25 folded, 8.5 inches before scoring
Ribbon - Misc Stash

Thanks for looking!  Until next time...

Monday, September 12, 2016

~ Thanks a Melon ~

Good morning and welcome to another work week!  Today, I have a card featuring one of my favorite summer fruits (or is it a vegetable)...  watermelon!  Last month, ODBD shared a stamp set called Thanks a Melon and coordinating Watermelon Die.  I couldn't resist posting one more card before the chill in the air officially takes over!

Layer by Layer...

1.  Black card stock measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  White card stock mat
3.  Dotted DP from ODBD's Boho Bold Paper Pad
4.  Black Card Stock Strips
5.  White Card Stock - Flower Lattice Die - split and layered under black CS strip
6.  White Card Stock - Ornate Ovals Die
7.  Black Card Stock - Pierced Ovals Die
8.  White Card Stock - Ovals Die; Sentiment from Thanks a Melon set, stamped with black ink
9.  Neenah Solar Crest - Images from Thanks a Melon stamp set, die cut with Watermelon Die

Here are some of the items you see...

Copic Colors
YG11, Yg13, YG17 - Rind & Leaves
R22, R24, R29 - Watermelon Flesh

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit later this week as I bring you a card from ODBD's September release PLUS Wednesday I have a project featuring the new digital scripture from Word Art Wednesday!  Blessings!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

~ Hope Anchors the Soul ~

Good morning and welcome to the weekend!  I am so excited to share a card featuring some of my favorite items from last month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  In a few weeks, I will be traveling to the Gulf Coast and hope to sink my toes into some sand....  This card simply makes my heart sing!

Layer by Layer...

1.  White card stock measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  Dusky Blue DP from ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad
3.  Navy Card Stock embossed with clear embossing powder using ODBD's Rope Background stamp
4.  White Card Stock Panel and DP from ODBD's By the Shore Paper Collection die cut with     
5.  Sentiment from ODBD's You Anchor Me Stamp/Die Duo stamped with navy ink on DP from 
     ODBD's Pastel Paper Pack and die cut with ODBD's Circles Die
6.  Silver Poster Board and Die (Anchor) from ODBD's You Anchor Me Stamp/Die Duo

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

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Plea for Help, Without a Card...

Welcome Friday!  I do believe this has been the longest short week ever!  :-)  Normally, I have a card to share but today is a bit of an exception.  Don't worry, I will be back tomorrow with another project to share.  In the meantime, I have a special request.  One of my favorite things in the world, other than making cards, is visiting Covered Bridges.  Kentucky is blessed to have 13 of the "timbered tunnels" still remaining.  A few weeks ago, USA Today posted a Reader's Favorite Challenge.  And this challenge included covered bridges.  There is only one listed from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ironically that bridge is probably one of the most recognizable.  It is particularly special to me since it is located in Fleming County, where I grew up.  So now to the favor.  In a little over 2 weeks the votes will be tallied for America's favorite Covered Bridge.  It is my sincere hope it will be my beloved Goddard.  So if you would be so kind, would you be willing to help our small part of the world potentially get some national recognition?  You can vote each and every day!  And if not, I hope you take a few moments to visit a timbered tunnel near you!  

Here is my poor attempt at capturing the charm of Goddard Bridge....

Here is a LINK from our local paper the Maysville Ledger Independent about the contest....

VIDEO so you can conduct your own virtual visit...  They say it is one of the most photographed Covered Bridges in America because of the view through the bridge of the church....

And a direct LINK to the USA Today Contest...  IT IS - Goddard Covered Bridge near Flemingsburg, KY....

And a search of images turns up a plethora of PHOTOS...  Check it out!  

And thank you!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

~ How Have You Bean? ~

Good morning and Happy Thursday!  It hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone!  I still have a crazy number of home projects that need to get done!  And as the days get shorter and Fall marches on, I find myself making lists.  A list of things that need attention...  a list of things that I can put off until spring...  a list of things I can't put off until spring...  And it makes me kind of crazy!!!  But what calms the savage beast!  A nice cup of Joe...  and this card featuring the new Our Daily Bread Designs' I Love Coffee stamp set celebrates the love of Java!

SO we started with an ecru card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches.  I added a 4.25 x 5.5 inch rich cocoa DP found in ODBD's Ephemera Essentials Paper Pad.  I chose a fun cocoa plaid (also in this Paper Pad set) and cut it with ODBD's Leafy Edged Borders Die.  I used a coordinating lace die from this set along with ecru card stock to create the under layer.  I just love this beverage cup, wrap and straw all created with the NEW Beverage Cup Die.  I opted to stamp the sentiment from this set with a rich read die, using a bit of tape to mask the coffee bean before adding a bit of cocoa ink with a marker and stamping.  I cut the panel out to create this fun banner.  A bit of baker's twine and button finish it off.  And did you notice the cut die cut cherry (also in the Beverage Cup Die set?  I added a bit of Glossy Accents to give it that lovely maraschino cherry look! 

So here are the new items you see used on this project...

 and a few old favorites...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...


Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Release and Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs

Happy Thursday!  Can you believe we have reached the first day of September?  I feel like the summer flew by.  But with the dawn of a new month, we have the chance to share a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  And this month we have a host of fun new dies and stamp sets!  We have products that celebrate fall and items perfect for designing projects for your coffee loving friends.

Here is my first project featuring the new I Love Coffee stamp set, Beverage Cup DieGrass Hill Die and Grass Lawn Die...

Nothing says rise and shine like a nice cuppa java, right?  

Layer by layer...

Kraft Card Stock measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
Yellow Card Stock Matting
ODBD's Blooming Garden Paper Collection die cut and embossed with ODBD's Sunburst Background Die
Sentiment from ODBD's **NEW** I Love Coffee, stamped on CS; cut and embossed with ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die to create my faux sun
Coffee Cups created with Kraft, White CS and ODBD's **NEW** Beverage Cup Die; Baker's Twine Bows
Green Card Stock and ODBD's **NEW**Green Hill Die AND Grass Lawn Die to create grass layers

Here's the new items you see...

So now since Fall is around the corner...  Does that mean winter will be far behind???  **GASP**  Here is a fun project using the new A-Maize-ing stamp set and coordinating Indian Corn Die...

Layer by Layer...

White Card Stock measuring 4.5 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
Rust Card Stock
White Card Stock and ODBD's Layered Lacey Ovals Die
Rust Card Stock and ODBD's Ovals Die
Image and Sentiment ODBD's **NEW** A-Maize-ing; die cut with coordinating **NEW** Indian Corn Die
White Card Stock for sentiment panel; die cut with ODBD'sPierced Rectangles Die

Here are the new items you see...

And as always a new release means a great chance to hop along, see some beautiful creations and play to win.  Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 2, 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

SO be sure to visit my sister sticks and leave some love...

Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME) * Robin * Lisa 
Sabrina * Diana * Angie * Chris * Grace

Thanks for visiting!  

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