Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' February Release

Welcome to a special look back at Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' February Release.  Here is the treat box I created, using Let Love Grow, Glorious Gable Box Die, Heavenly Hearts Die and Layering Hearts Die.  For more inspiration using the February Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I started with a pale pink card stock and ODBD's Glorious Gable Box Die and Heavenly Hearts Die nested together to create the lovely treat box.  I stamped my sentiment (from ODBD's  Let Love Grow stamp set with a soft gray ink on white card stock.  I then used the Layering Hearts Die. to create the darling heart.  I pulled out a bit of gray card stock from my stash and used the Pennant Flags Die to create the banner base.  I think a few wedding mints or Easter candy would look just darling in this!  So here are the items from the February release I used on today's project.

and from an earlier release...

Thank you again for spending a bit of your day with me.  I hope this project inspires you to start some spring crafting.  Don't forget to visit my fellow DT members and take a peek at all of their fabulous projects!  


The Bread Sticks

Sandee * Diana * Julie * Sabrina * Helen 
Lisa * Kathy * Dawn * Lori (ME) * Cathy  * Robin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is a day to celebrate all of those special relationships in your life...  your spouse, your children, your parents and your dearest friends!  Don't forget to tell all of the Valentines in your life how much you love and appreciate them!

Happy Valentine's Day!  

Layer by Layer...

  1.  White card stock 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and gate folded at 5.5 inches
  2.  Slightly smaller Cherry Cobbler CS mat
  3.  White CS - Our Daily Bread Designs' Lavish Layers Die
  4.  Cherry Cobbler CS - ODBD's Rectangles Die
  5.  White CS - ODBD's Lavish Layers Die
  6.  Cherry Cobbler Ink - ODBD's Happy Valentine's Day
  7.  Green CS - Fancy Foliage DieBitty Blossoms Die
  8.  Cherry Cobbler CS - Bitty Blossoms Die; Recollections Clear Microbeads in Crystal Glaze
The items you see...

Until next time...


Sunday, February 5, 2017

MOJO 482 ~ Love is Not What You Say ~

It used to drive me crazy when my husband would insist "love isn't a feeling, but an action."  I just could not for the life of me understand what he was trying to tell me.  As a young, insecure newly married woman, I thought my hubby should shower me with "I Love Yous" at every available moment.  As I have grown older and potentially wiser...  I finally think I understand.  Some people are better at showing how much they love you versus saying it.  And honestly, I believe the words "I Love You" have become so over used that when they are spoken...  well...  they lose their meaning.  How many of us say we "love" a new outfit, our new hairdo or the latest ice cream flavor?  Love is much deeper than that...  not something that two characters on a television show say 15 minutes into an hour program because they "just know."  Life and love is much messier...  more complicated and just plain confusing sometimes!  I often wonder how I even survived my late teens and early twenties.  We aren't equipped to really "know" what love is unless we have an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He loved us passionately.  So passionately that He gave His life for us.  Did he have reservations?  The Bible tells us he cried out to His heavenly Father asking if the cup could be taken from him.  He was so stressed that he sweat drops of blood.  That is the kind of love He gave to us and the kind we should model.   Self sacrificing...  thinking of others...  and loving with all we have.  

Today's card featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' Hugs & Kisses stamp set...
a card perfect for Valentine's Day...

and a few old favorites...

and I am playing along with this week's Mojo Sketch 
shown here...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' February Release and Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to the February release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  We offered a special sneak peek a few weeks ago and a chance to buy some of the items bundled.  So if you didn't have a chance to then...  take a moment and stroll through the items the Design Team as for you!  I opted to use a few items from this release including the Glorious Gable Box DieMini Label DieHugs & Kisses stamp set, Layering Hearts DieTulip Heart Die and Let Love Grow stamp set.

And this month, 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 February 2, 2017 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

So let's begin with a fun treat box that I whipped up for St. Patrick's Day...

I started with green card stock and the new Glorious Gable Box Die.  I stamped my sentiment (Hugs & Kisses) on white card stock and used the new Mini Label Die set to create the sentiment panel and frame.  I added a tiny golden "shamrock" using an old favorite, Bitty Blossoms Die.

And the new items you see...

along with an old favorite...

I started with a 4.5 x 5.5 red card stock base adding a bit of white and red card stock, DP from the Shabby Rose Collection and the Pierced Rectangles Die to create three layers.  I then used the Glorious Gable Box Die (top panel of box) layered end to end to create the filigree panel on my white CS layer.  I pulled out my Leafy Edged Borders Die to create the scalloped edge and then stamped the sentiment (Let Love Grow) with Versamark.  A bit of white embossing powder and my trusty heat gun finished it off.  After cooling, I added three flat backed pearls.  I finished the card with a white heart (Tulip Heart Die) and red card stock backing (Layering Hearts Die.)  A bit of dimensional foam makes it pop!

So here are the new items you see...

and a few old favorites...

So now I will send you on your way to check out all of the lovely projects featuring this new release.  Don't forget to leave some love as you hop along for your chance to win!  And if you get lost along the way click HERE to get your bearings.


The "Bread Sticks"

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

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