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...


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!
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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Look Back at the March Release at ODBD

Good morning!  Welcome to a special look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release.  Today, I have a Fun & Fancy Fold card, featuring the Tulip stamp set and coordinating Tulip Die.  For more inspiration using the March release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  

So here is my project using a Flower Pot Card from the Fun & Fancy Fold card collection...

I custom cut DP from ODBD's Pastel Paper Pad for my pot and edging.  I used white card stock along with ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die for edging.  I stamped my sentiment (Tulip stamp set) on white card stock and framed it using the Mini Label Die set.  I stamped my image (Tulip stamp set) with Copic compatible ink on Neenah card stock.  I colored the images (3 sets) with Copics and die cut each with the coordinating Tulip Die.  I used the sentiment insert (which slips inside the flower pot pocket) to adhere my three colored tulip images to.  When you slip it back inside the "pot" it looks just like a fun spring bouquet!  

Here are the items you see from this month's release...

and a few old favorites...

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with us!  I hope you leave with a bit of inspiration for your week.  Don't forget to leave some love as you visit each designer's blog!

The Bread Sticks

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

And if you get lost along the way...

Friday, March 10, 2017

Easter Blessings

We have a few more daffodils showing off their pretty yellow this week.  A bit of snow in the forecast might just make them wish they had kept their shiny faces under cover a bit longer!  I just can't resist coloring these fun images and adding them to an all white background...  Hopefully, the sunny blossoms in my yard won't have to contend with a white and cold background tomorrow...

You see a few more layers this week and a bunch of dimensional foam!  I love to make my images and layers stand out...

Daffodils stamp set
 and coordinating Daffodil Die

and a few older dies for layers...

and the Copic combo...

Y13, Y35, YR02, G40, G43, YG63, 0

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for image and sentiment...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Has Sprung with Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' March release and Blog Hop!  The Design Team has several fun projects to share using new March release items.  I have two projects to share today using the new Daffodils stamp set, Daffodil Die, Side Step Card Die, Tulips stamp set, coordinating Tulip Die and the new Circle Scalloped Rectangles Die.  I love the month of March and the lovely daffodils that normally make their appearance.  Things have been a bit warm in my part of the country and as a result, the daffodils started their show a week ago!  So in honor of my favorite spring flower, here is my first project using DaffodilsDaffodil Die and the fun Side Step Card Dies...

The new items you see...

And then there is this project featuring the new Tulips stamp set, Tulip Die and Circle Scalloped Rectangles Die...

and the new items you see here...

And if you would like to add some of these items to your craft stash, 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 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 March 6th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

So be sure to leave some love as you hop along!  Thanks for stopping by!


The Bread Sticks

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