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!  

Hugs!!!

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...

Blessings...

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.

Blessings...

The "Bread Sticks"

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Silver and White

Today, I have a couple of cute projects to share using a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' January release.  First up is a simple bookmark  perfect for gift giving and oh so simple to make.


I started with white card stock and stamped the image with silver gray ink before die cutting.  I used ODBD's Find Refuge stamp.  (It is actually in the Bible Journaling collection but is oh, so perfect for this use as well!)  And the bookmark is easy peazy with ODBD's Bookmark Dies.



And this little beauty...  perfect for wedding favors, anniversary party treats...  you name it!


A bit of white card stock and ODBD's Bountiful Basket Die create the perfect treat basket.  I added a few silver brads to join the handles and some lovely blossoms and sprigs created with ODBD's Bitty Blossoms Die and Lovely Leaves Die.  Silver poster board gives a bit of added embossing along with the lovely tiny silver seed beads.  These would be perfect for customized wedding treats...  with mints...  candy...  whatever you want!

Here are the items you see...



  
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow as I share a couple of projects using the new February release from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Blessings!

Monday, January 30, 2017

To Everything There is a Season...

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"
Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
This passage from Ecclesiastes is one of my favorites.  It is a constant reminder that things change...  As intimidating as that word might be...  change can work for the greater good.  There comes a time when you have to mix things up a bit and evaluate  your priorities.  There are distinct seasons in our lives.  We leave childhood, enter adulthood, marry, raise families, watch those precious ones leave the nest, take care of aging parents...  and say goodbye to people who have been a significant part of our lives.  It is important we live without regret.  Nothing must remain unsaid.  Enjoy your children while you can, spend time with your parents and focus on the relationships that are important to  you.  Work is just that...  work...  and as a wise person once told me...  We work to live, not live to work!  Some seasons bring rain, some bring sunshine and others bring bitter cold.  And after several years of changing seasons, I have decided to focus on the season I am in and lighten the load I carry just a bit.  I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to share my cards.  Unfortunately, this particular season of my life has made the process less enjoyable and dare I say sometimes even painful.  I found out that I wasn't creating with the right frame of mind.  I was focusing more on doing versus letting my Lord speak through my craft.  So after a great deal of reflection, prayer and consultation with trusted advisers...  friends, family and doctors...  I have decided to let some things go.  I will continue to design cards but you just may see a bit less of me.  I have enjoyed my time on multiple design teams but it is time to narrow it down and give honor and glory to the ONE who deserves it.  So I ask your patience as I make this transition.  I will now focus my energies on one design team.  I hope to have more time to HAVE FUN and CREATE from my heart!  You will still see cards from me...  just not as often.  It is of utmost importance that I spend more time treasuring relationships, focusing on my Lord and guarding my health.  Thank you and as always...
Blessings...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Love... the Die Cut...

Hello and welcome to a special inspiration post featuring items from Our Daily Bread Designs' February release.  Included are the Seeds of Today stamp set and Love Script Die.


I began with a white card stock base, cut at 4.25 and 11 inches and then scored and folded at 5.5 inches.  I added a red and white CS panel embossed and die cut with graduated dies from ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  I then stamped the crewel image with red ink randomly on the white panel, taking care to leave a spot in the lower right hand corner for my die.  I positioned the die where desired and after cutting took care to add back any pieces of letters that I might need including the inside of the "O" and "E."

Here are the January items you see... 



and an old favorite...


Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me.  Blessings!

Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Only a Number, Human...

Good Monday Morning!  I have a super cute card to share featuring a few items from North Coast Creations.  I chose this darling Little Monsters stamp set and coordinating Monster Dies for this fun birthday card.  I hope the little fella that gets this will enjoy it as much as I did making it for him!


So here are the NCC items you see...



and a few Our Daily Bread Designs items as well...

Birthday Bash Collection


Birthday Brights Paper Pad


Flourished Star Pattern Die


Deco Border Die


Pennant Flags Die


Numbers Die


and for my Copic friends...

YR02, YR04
BG000, BG11, BG15
YG61, YG03, YG63

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

Blessings...