Wednesday, April 19, 2017

~ Always ~

Good morning!  Today, I am sharing a card created with Our Daily Bread Designs'  To My Friend stamp set, Roses DieRose Leaves Die and Lattice Background Die.  I used one color card stock, white. I spritzed a bit of glitter spray on the rose and leaves after molding and before placing on the card.  I started with a white card stock base (4.25 x 5.5 inches).  I created the frame to place over the Lattice Background Die with two nested dies from ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  I cut the various petals before spritzing with water and molding to create the blossom.  I chose black ink for the sentiment and framed the message with another die from the Pierced Rectangles Die set.  


Here are the items you see used here...






Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Look Back at ODBD's April Release

Good morning and welcome to a special look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' April Release.   
 For this project, I used the Luminous Lantern DieRose DieRose Leaves Die and Lovely Flower stamp set...For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  And check the end of today's post for links to all of the DT members.  Take a peek at some of the items they created with the April release.


You see a few old favorites as well...

I covered each of the 5 panels with die cut vellum using ODBD's Rectangles Die and the green vines were created with the Fancy Foliage Die.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and used the Pennant Flags Die cut down to fit the front panel.  A bit of scrap seam binding was woven and tied on top...

Here are the new items you see...





and a few old favorites...



The "Bread Sticks"
Dawn * Cathy * Lori (ME)* Helen * Kathy * Lisa 
Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Road

Have you ever wondered why getting to a destination seems to take so much longer than the return trip home?  Maybe, it is the anticipation of sleeping in your own bed...  getting clothing out of your own furniture... or the familiarity and order of the things in your home.  You don't have to go on a seek and find mission to find the coffee maker.  You don't have to unpack and hang up clothes in a strange closet.  You don't have to worry whether you might have a hair dryer, ironing board and iron.  There is continuity, a certain sameness to the routine and the items that surround me.  An order, if you will, that allows me to feel comfortable...  at home.  Over the years, I have befriended people who offered the same comfort and familiarity.  I know I can stop by their home, dial their number or see them out and about and we can take up where we last left off.  The road to their house is never long...   you just have to find it again...

Blessings...

Today's card features a few new items from Our Daily Bread Designs
including the To My Friend stamp set...


and the set...


I chose a clean and simple design for this one.  I started with a white card stock base and cut a slightly smaller aqua CS mat.  I used ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die to created the sentiment and image panel.  I stamped both images with a soft aqua and olive green ink before adding the sentiment in black.  It may be a cleaner sample than I normally do.  But sometimes you need a cleaner outlook!  TFL!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Welcoming Spring with Our Daily Bread Designs' Latest Release

April is finally here!  I know that the first day of April is normally a day of pranks and shenanigans.  You can be assured that I am not pulling your leg when I say Our Daily Bread Designs has a new release and Blog hop starting today!  This release features more lovely dies and a few new stamp sets as well!  And if admiring my design team sisters' projects isn't enough, 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 April 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 April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

So now I have a couple of projects to share.  The first features the new Luminous Lantern DieRoses DieRose Leaves Die and To My Friend stamp set...


I started with white card stock and used the new Luminous Lantern Die to create a four paneled lantern.  The best part of this die...  there are two separates bases you can use to create  your lantern...  a square base (shown here) and a pentagon base (which creates 5 sides.)  I used the insert panel on the front and top panel to create the open fretwork.  The remaining panels were cut not using the insert.  You can fold the tabs in on top and loop a flexible ribbon ( I used seam binding) and tie it closed.  I plan on putting a battery operated tea light in the base.  I rose was created with white card stock and the new Roses Die.  After cutting my petals, I colored then with a prawn distress ink, spritzed them with water and shaped the layers.  Once they were dried, I glued them together and shaped the outer petals again.  I added some leaves (created with white CS, grass distress ink AND the coordinating Rose Leaves Die.  I added a bit of greenery using an old favorite, Fancy Foliage Die.  The sentiment (To My Friend stamp set) was stamped on white card stock and framed with another old favorite, Ornate Ovals Die.  

Here are the new items you see...





Now for a easel card featuring the new Lovely Flowers stamp set
and Fancy Fan Die


I chose a soft turquoise and kelp colored CS for my layers, adding a bit of DP from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  A couple of strategically placed flat backed pearls serve to hold up my easel.  I stamped my sentiments and borders (Lovely Flowers stamp set)
on white card stock and die cut with the new Fancy Fan Die.

and the new items you see here...



and some old favorites  you see on today's projects...





If you get lost along the way check HERE to find  your way...

and my sister "sticks" (be sure to leave them some love...)

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy 

* Sandee * Robin * Sabrina * Julie 
 * Diana * Chris * Lori (ME) * Helen

Friday, March 31, 2017

A Look Back at ODBD's March Anniversary Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs'  Anniversary Release.  Here is the card I created using Celebration clear stamp set and Large Numbers Die. For more inspiration using the Anniversary Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.


and the new items you see used today...

Celebration clear stamp set...




and a few old favorites...





Be sure you visit my design team sisters to see what they have created.  As you can see, these sets are perfect for birthdays, graduations...  anything that requires numbering...  and the Celebration stamp set helps you customize any anniversary or other special date!  Thanks so much for stopping in...

The Bread Sticks

Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Angie * Lori
Sandee * Robin * Kathy * Diana * Julie * Helen

Friday, March 24, 2017

~ Welcome Spring ~

Good morning!  The weather is getting much better here thankfully.  And I am looking forward to getting out and about to work in the yard.  The tulips haven't shown themselves yet since the weather had been so cold.  So I had to create my own using a few new items from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I decided to color these tulips white for a bit softer look.  And I added them to a basket created with an older favorite from ODBD.  

The new items you see...

Tulips stamp set and coordinating Tulip Die


I embossed the basket image with a brown sugar EP on kraft before cutting with the coordinating die.  I added two tulip images, colored and die cut.  I love the ease of the Side Step Card Die.  No more pulling out the paper trimmer and trying to remember where to cut and how far!  :-)

All of the items from the March release...



Tulips stamp set


 coordinating Tulip Die


used to create the Tulip label on my basket


and a few old favorites as well..

Basket of Blessings
Easter Basket Die


Pastel Paper Pack


Art Deco Die




Thanks again for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Image Ink -  (Memento London Fog)
Copic Colors - C0, C1, 0, YG23, YG25, YG45
Zing Embossing Powder - Brown Sugar
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky

Friday, March 17, 2017

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' March Anniversary Release

Good morning and welcome to a special Anniversary release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  This year ODBD celebrates 9 years!  And to mark this special occasion, I am honored to share a new stamp set called Celebration.   AND I also have a the new Large Numbers Die to share...

Here is my first project featuring both...



and my second project with a boyish feel...


Check the bottom of today's post for additional items used on these cards!  But in the meantime, to celebrate this special Anniversary, we are having a special blog hop!
AND
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 March 18, 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 March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are some of the items you see used in my first card...

Old Glory Paper Pad


Americana Quilt Paper Collection


Double Stitched Rectangles Die


Double Stitched Pennants Die


Double Stitched Circles Die


and a few favorites from my second project...

Birthday Brights Paper Pad



Birthday Bash Paper Collection


Sparkling Stars Die


Circles Die


Pennant Flags Die


So be sure to visit my design team sisters to see what they have cooked up for you today and if you get lost along the way just click on the ODBD link HERE


The Bread Sticks


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