Tuesday, August 23, 2016

~ Happiest of Birthdays to You ~ A Center Step Card

Good morning!  Happy Monday!  Today, I have a center step card to share featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' Woodpecker stamp.  I couldn't resist using some fun red, white and blue papers as well.  I thought they worked well with his coloring...


Layer by Layer...

  1. White Card Stock (CS) for my center step card base
  2. Navy Designer Paper ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad for matting printed Designer Papers
  3. Designer Paper on the Center Panel ODBD's Americana Quilt Paper Collection
  4. Designer Paper for other panels (faux fence) ODBD's Patriotic Paper Collection
  5. Image (ODBD's Woodpecker) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics on Neenah Solar Crest, Die cut with ODBD's Stitched Ovals Die
  6. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad and Ovals Die for dark blue mat
  7. ODBD's Ornate Ovals Die and white CS for base; adhered to center panel with dimensional foam; flat back pearls added at visible points
  8. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad and Bitty Borders Die for edging on bottom panel
  9. ODBD's sentiment from Woodpecker stamp set stamped with navy ink on white CS, die cut with Stitched Ovals Die; added to bottom panel with dimensional foam
  10. Floral spray created with tonal green CS and ODBD's Fancy Foliage Die and Lovely Leaves Die
  11. Floral spray created with white CS and ODBD's Birds and Nest Die; tiny pearls added for interest

Here is the new stamp set I used today...


and a few old favorites...











and the Copic colors I used today...
R24, YR07, E43, E31, E35, E37


Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release.  Here is the project I created using Thanks for Everything Stamp/Die Duo and Pierced Squares Die. For more inspiration using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.



Layer by Layer...

  1. White Card Stock - 5.25 by 10.5 inches, scored and folded at 5.25 inches
  2. Red Designer Paper -  ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad
  3. White Card Stock mat cut slightly smaller
  4. White CS nested ODBD's Dies - Layered Lacey Squares and NEW Pierced Squares Die; pierced squares die features die cut Thanks and stamped sentiment created with the NEW Thanks for Everything Stamp/Die Duo
  5. Floral Spray created with ODBD's Birds and Nest Die, Lovely Leaves Die
Here are the items from our August release you see used..



and a few old favorites...






Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit my design team sisters to see all of the beautiful creations they have for you! 

You can find all of the links HERE 

Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME)
Grace  * Lisa * Sabrina * Diana * Diane (our super special Guest Designer)

Blessings...



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Welcome to ODBD's Mid Month Blog Hop and Release

Good morning and welcome to a special mid-month release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  It is always special to share an extra release during the month and this one features new papers, a stamp/die duo AND some new stamp sets to add to your stash!  And as many of my regular readers know, each month Kelley at ODBD generously offers an opportunity to win if you hop along.  And even with this mid-month release you could have a chance to play along and possibly win!  Check out the end of today's post for all the details plus links to check out. 

But first, I know you want to see what all the my gushing is about...  So let's start with my first card featuring the Thanks a Melon stamp set and coordinating Watermelon Dies...


and the new items you see used here...



Layer by Layer...

  1. 5.5 by 8.5 inch black card stock, folded and scored at 4.25 inches
  2. Lime Green DP - ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad
  3. White Card Stock (CS) - ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die
  4. Black CS & ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad (yellow polka dotted paper; die cut with ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die; offset and die cut with ODBD's Leafy Edged Borders Die
  5. Image from ODBD's Thanks a Melon stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar Crest and colored with Copics (colors listed below); die cut with ODBD's coordinating Watermelon Die
  6.  Image stamped on white Neenah Solar Crest; colored, die cut with ODBD's Circles Die; offset with black CS die cut with ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die
  7. 3 Jet black flat backed beads adhered to corner
Copic Colors...


Watermelon - R22, R24, R29
YG11, YG13, YG17
So now I have the opportunity to show you not only a fun new stamp set but some darling coordinating paper!  This project features the new stamp set, Sending You Sunshine and coordinating Sandcastle Die.  AND some darling papers from the new By the Shore Paper Collection...


and the new items  you see...




Layer by Layer...

  1. Sand colored CS - 4.25 x 11 inches, folded and scored at 5.5 inches
  2. Turquoise CS cut slightly smaller
  3. Chevron DP from ODBD's NEW  By the Shore Paper Collection cut and embossed with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  4. Sand CS - cut with Pierced Rectangles Die the center portion cut with Leafy Edged Borders Die
  5. Center panel - white CS mat, turquoise CS mat, DP from ODBD's NEW By the Shore Paper Collection; cut with Pierced Rectangles Die
  6. Image from ODBD's NEW Sending You Sunshine stamped with Memento Reich Cocoa and colored with Copics; die cut with NEW coordinating Sandcastle Die
  7. Sentiment stamped on white CS, cut with ODBD's Circles Die and matted with Sand CS die cut with ODBD's Pierced Circles Die
  8. Faux netting added to side...
Copic colors


R22, R24, R27 - Flags
E30, E33 - Sand
Blending Pen as needed

So here is all the details on today's 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 August 18, 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 August 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog - If you get lost along the way...

And the Bread Sticks

Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME) * Julie * Melissa
 * Angie * Sabrina * Robin * Diana

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

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 #244-#245 challenge hop 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 x 11 inches, scoring and folding to create my card at 5.5 inches.  I added a bit of ombre look paper from Recollections cut and embossed using an Our Daily Bread Designs.  I added a fun gingham design and floral circle die cut using papers from American Crafts Heartland Farm Collection.  A few mulberry roses and paper punched leaves adorn the bottom...

I also took some time to play along using the MOJO Monday Sketch shown here...


Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to hop over to Word Art Wednesday to get this week's digi scripture and to play along!  And always thank you to our sponsors who make playing along possible!  Blessings!

Here are some of the supplies you see here today...

Our Daily Bread Designs - Pierced Rectangles Die
Our Daily Bread Designs - Pierced Circles Die
Martha Stewart Paper Punches
Recollections Color Splash Paper Pad
American Crafts Heartland Farm Paper Pad

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

~ A Golden Happy Birthday ~

Yesterday was a huge milestone for my Mother.  She turned 80 years old!  So over the past few weeks, as we have prepared to celebrate her special day, I have been in the mood to create a bevy of birthday cards.  For today's project, I opted to go with a gold and white color scheme with just a dash of black (for the sentiment).  I used a few of Our Daily Bread Designs' new releases, including the Vintage Bird Labels stamp set and Trellis Die.  


I started with a white card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches...

Layer by Layer...

Gold Poster board cut slightly larger than the next layer...
  1. White Card Stock - ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  2. Gold Poster Board - ODBD's ***NEW*** Trellis Die; 3 adhered side by side with dimensional foam to white CS base
  3. White Card Stock - ODBD's Ornate Ovals Die (white scallop you see peeking out below the sentiment panel...)
  4. Gold Poster Board - ODBD's Pierced Ovals Die 
  5. White Card Stock - ODBD's Vintage Labels Die - stamped and embossed with gold Embossing Powder using ODBD's ***NEW*** Vintage Bird Labels Die (image and sentiment stamped in black)
  6. White Seam Binding Bow

Here are the new items you see used on today's project...



a closeup of the trellis die, side by side...  Isn't it lovely?


and a few old favorites....





Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your kind words and feedback!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes Challenge ~

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 the book of Mark.  To find the scripture featured and details of how you can play along in the #242-#243 challenge hop 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 our featured digi!


and using this week's MOJO #459 sketch shown here...


I printed my sentiment on DP (all papers are Pebble's Spring Fling Paper Collection).  I used a black card stock base (4.5 x 5.5 inches) with a white mat base for all three DP strips.  I framed my sentiment panel with black card stock, added a coordinating banner plus a fun flower created with ODBD's Pretty Posies Die and distress ink.  A Recollections pearl flourish finishes it off.  

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to visit Word Art Wednesday for the digi and to play along!  Blessings...

Monday, August 1, 2016

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

Welcome!  I am so happy and blessed to be with you today to share this month's August release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  I have been blessed to work with the most amazing design team at ODBD.  And each month, it is like Christmas...  unwrapping all of the beautiful projects my fellow Bread Sticks have created for you!  This month we have a wonderful assortment of stamps and dies to tickle your fancy.  And I must admit the new strip dies that Kelley has come up with are just FABULOUS!  I find myself wanting to put die cut strips on everything!  *** I think if hubs sits still long enough, I might just glue one on him! ***

And to make your hopping more fun there is a chance to win a prize!  Check the end of today's post for all of the deets PLUS the links for all of my DT sistahs!  SO I hope you have a hot cup of coffee or tea because I promise you will be captivated by all the beauty on this hop!  

SO READY, SET, GO!!!!


So let's start with this darling Birdhouse stamp set, Flower Lattice Die and Pierced Squares Die...  I just couldn't go bright and bold on this gem...  I opted to use a soft blue and white color scheme, coloring my image with Copics and softly sponging a soft blue ink around the image. 

And for the particulars of the card...  layer by layer...
  1. White Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad (Polka Dot and Solid Blue DP); White CS 
  3. Two layers of DP and White CS cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die; Polka Dot and White CS then cut with Leafy Edged Borders Die and offset
  4. Image ODBD's ***NEW*** Birdhouse stamped with Copic Compatible Black Ink on Neenah Solar Crest Paper, Colored with Copics; cut and embossed with ODBD's Squares Die
  5. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad (Blue DP) and ODBD's ***NEW***Pierced Squares Die ***
  6. White CS cut slightly larger than DP mat
  7. White CS ODBD's NEW *** Flower Lattice Die *** cut and nestled behind double matted image, slightly above offset edging
  8. White CS - ODBD's Layered Lacey Ovals Die and ODBD's NEW *** Birdhouse *** stamp for sentiment panel
And the Copic Recipe

Birdhouse - E31, E37, E57; Hook - W3
Limb - E31, E34, E29
Blossoms - RV00, RV02, BV02
Cherries - R24, R27
Leaves - YG61, YG67
Bird - Y38, B34, B24



Wasn't that card fun?  It was fun to color.  But I must admit this next one has a special place in my heart this month.  I just love the simplicity and colors...


Squeal!!!  Isn't it just the absolute yummiest?  ;-)  I admit I am a bit biased!  

Here are the particulars so you can recreate this card...

  1. White Card Stock 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad - lime green DP cut slightly smaller 
  3. ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die - for background
  4. ODBD's NEW *** Art Deco Die *** placed to the left of the MM Die Panel and cut out (using negative and positive of the die)
  5. ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die and www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com(lime green circle mat)
  6. ODBD's Circles Die and white card stock for sentiment panel
  7. ODBD's NEW *** Thanks for Everything Stamps/Die Duo with Birthday Brights Paper Pad - die cut Thanks and stamped sentiment 
  8. ODBD's Pretty Posies DieBirds and Nest Die (Paper Flowers) - white CS, distress ink, Perfect Pearls, Recollection Pearl Centers
Here's a closeup of the blossoms on this card...



What do you think?  I hope you enjoy both projects as much as I did creating them!  So here are the new items you see today...

From my first card...




and my second...



Remember I said you could hop along for the opportunity to win?  Well, 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 August 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog - if  you get lost along the way...


ODBD's Design Team AKA "The Bread Sticks"

RobinMelissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn 

Lori (ME) * Chris * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina 
Diana * Angie * Diane (Our fabulous Guest Designer)

And before you go, here are a few of the other favorites you see used on these projects today...












Blessings!!!!