Friday, September 22, 2017

~ Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue ~

I have had so much fun this month playing with the release items from Our Daily Bread Designs' September release!  Today, I have a card with a slightly different feel than some I have posted recently.  I used the new USA Flag Die and Let Freedom Ring stamp set to pay homage to some of the hardest working people I know, law enforcement. 
 I forget to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line each and every day to ensure mine is safe.  Whether it be police officers, first responders or our local fire departments...  they all leave their homes to protect and sometimes save us.  I used the die to create a black and white flag with the distant blue line.  I stamped the sentiment in black while inking the last word blue in the same colored ink.  I added a tiny gold die cut "badge" behind the sentiment panel.  This is for all of those who risk it all to keep our communities safe and help those in times of distress.

Some of the items you see today...  

USA Flag Die
Let Freedom Ring


Thank you for stopping by!  Blessings!


Friday, September 15, 2017

A Special Look Back at ODBD's September Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs September Release.  Here are the projects I created using Let Freedom Ring, USA Flag Die, Justice For All, Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and Defining Force stamp. For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  

I opted to give this project a more primitive look by using sand colored card stock instead of the traditional white for my flag (USA Flag Die).  I stamped the sentiment (Let Freedom Ring) on the same CS and added a navy blue die cut mat.  To finish off the double layered star, I wove some baker's twine through a natural wood button and added it to the center. 
It's been heartbreaking to watch all of the storm damage of late in Texas and now Florida.  I have traveled to the Lone Star state several times and absolutely love it.  The people are so nice!  (My husband says this is because most of the settlers originally came from Tennessee or Kentucky.)            :-)

I started with a red card stock base and after adding a slightly smaller white mat die cut a layer from the new  Stars and Stripes Paper Pad.  I love how it already has the flag design!  I used an older die (Ornate Hearts) to create my Lone Star Flag.  I simply cut white, red and blue layers to create it.  A white star from another favorite Sparkling Stars tops it off. The sentiment can be found in the Justice For All stamp set.  

 And my final card today features the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad along with a sentiment from the Defining Force.  I chose to emboss this sentiment on the blue DP with a white embossing powder.  I chose a red card stock base to highlight this fun patriotic ray paper.  I love how it draws your eye into the sentiment panel!  

Here are some of the new items you see today...

Don't forget to visit my fellow design team members to see what they have created!  Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Diana 
Lori * Dawn * Helen

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Patriotic Release from Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning and welcome to release day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This month is all about red, white and blue.  We have a new patriotic paper pad, stamps and beautiful dies to share.  I can't wait to share a few of the papers, stamps and dies I had the pleasure of working with this month.  So, first I will start with one of the most amazing dies I have ever worked with.  It truly is a grand ol' flag!

This project uses a couple of new items including this beautiful passage on the Defining Force stamp set.  I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch navy card stock base.  The flag is the new USA Flag die cut in white, red and blue card stock and pieced together to make this AMAZING base.  Can you see the stitching?  This die is SUPER detailed!  I reminds me of a lovingly pieced quilt.  I used ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die (for the red card stock sentiment base) and Rectangles Die (white sentiment panel).  I stamped the sentiment in red ink.  I just LOVE this sentiment!  

 I have a deep respect for our military.  My husband served in the army.  My father served in Korea as part of the Marine Corps.  I also had 3 uncles who served in WW2 (one was missing in action for several months).  One other uncle served in Korea.  Three of my great-uncles also served in WWI.  My husband had a great uncle who gave the ultimate sacrifice in WWII.  A love for and respect of the military runs deep in our family.  It humbles me to think my savior laid down His life willingly for me.  How blessed we are! 
 And isn't this the most AMAZING die?  I can't wait to show you some of the other projects I created with this die.  Let's just say this set is so versatile!  So are you ready to add these items to your stash?  Veteran's Day will be upon us shortly and these items would work perfectly to say a special thank you to your favorite veteran!  I love anything patriotic, so I am tickled to have these items to create the perfect card!    
And if you would like to add a few of the items you see today to your stash be sure to check out the end of today's post.  Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for comment on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 2, 2017 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.  Be sure to check back there to see if you won!  A complete list for the hop will be at the end!  But did I mention, I have 2 MORE projects to share?

And this lovely distressed card features the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and Let Freedom Ring stamp set.  I chose a couple of distressed prints from this set for my striped base and star banner.  The paper pad set has beautiful coordinating solids as well.  In this card, both the sentiment mat (burgundy) and stitched star (navy and burgundy papers) can be found in this paper pad.  I chose to stamp the sentiment in a rich navy ink and added a bit of baker's twine (tan and white) to each end of my banner.  I also used a few old favorites from my stash including Circles DieDouble Stitched Circles DiePennant Swag DieSparkling Stars Die and Double Stitched Stars Die.  

Here is the closer look at the new Let Freedom Ring stamp set.  I can't wait to use this with the new USA Flag Die.  The verse from the Star Spangled Banner will be perfect paired with it!   
One word of note...  on my second card, I did cut the designer paper (red and white stripes) and combine two pieces to get one sheet that would cover this card.  I strategically covered the seam with the matted blue star paper!  I hate to waste any paper!  It is too valuable! 

And speaking of valuable paper, here is the lovely paper pad I pulled DP from.  You will also see this used on my final card shown below.  I actually took a few pieces from the collection and cut them in such a way to create a cohesive design in the paper.  I wanted it to mimic something similar to a patriotic wave of sorts in the background.  So I cut two pieces carefully so as to get as close as possible to that goal.  I really like how it turned out too.  The design is a bit different.  Keep in mind this is not a fancy fold that ODBD has but rest assured there are two beautiful new card base sets for you to choose from this month with coordinating matting.  You will love them!  

This card features the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad, Justice For All stamp set and USA stamp.  I stamped the USA stamp image on white card stock with navy and red ink.  After drying, I fussy cut the image and used it across the bridge of this card with a few red, blue and gold die cut stars.  The sentiment (stamped in navy ink) can be found in the Justice for All stamp set.  I mentioned the DP earlier, but it is important to note, the red and navy solids you see used here also came from the Stars and Stripes Paper Pad.  I love the fact that coordinating solids are included in the set.  It makes it super easy to match up your papers!    

And here are the stamps you see used on this project.  Be sure to play along with this month's blog hop because as noted earlier in the post, you could win a chance for an ODBD Gift Certificate.  Maybe you could add a few of these items you your stash?  And as for the other items used on this card...  Ovals Die (sentiment mat); Pierced Ovals Die (sentiment panel) and Sparkling Stars Die (stars).  

If you get lost along today's hop be sure to start back at the ODBD Blog.  My design team sisters have some beautiful projects to share.  

The Bread Sticks

Sandee * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie
Lori * Chris * Dawn * Diana * Helen

Have a wonderful day!  


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