Friday, March 17, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD 9th Anniversary Special Release!

Hello everyone!  Today marks a special celebration of Our Daily Bread design's 9th Anniversary!!!  My but time flies when you are having fun!!  ODBD has released a new Celebration stamp set as well as a die set, Large Numbers Dies.  As in our regular releases, there will be 3 prizes of $25.00 credit toward stamps in the ODBD Store!  To be qualified to win one of these prizes all you have to do is leave a comment on each designer's blog, because the winners will be drawn from the comments on three designers blogs.  If you did not see the release already, you can do so HERE

So for my card above, I used the new new Celebration Set to stamp my words with Taken with Teal ink on white card stock.  I die cut the panel using the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles dies, and matted that with some teal card stock cut with the ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped dies.  To the main panel, I added the teal numbers die cut with the Large Numbers Dies, and I added a heart balloon from the ODBD Custom Balloons and Streamers die set.  I added some baker's twine to finish it off.  This is going to my sweet soon to be 16 year old granddaughter in a few weeks.  

For the card  below, I again used the Celebration Set to stamp all my words.  (The word "the" is just one word in the Scripture verse included in the set.  To stamp it, I placed it where I wanted it and inked up just the word "the".  To make sure no other letters got inked I used tape over nearby letters when I inked and then removed the tape before stamping).  I die cut the numbers from the Large Numbers die set, arranged them on my main panel, matted with gold, and adhered to a blue panel decorated with a gold ribbon and tassel.     That is all mounted on a white base.

 Here are the new products I used today:

I hope you enjoyed my samples today!   To see more amazing inspiration, I'll send you to the links below:

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

Congratulations to Kelley and Rick, and the whole gang at ODBD!  May God continue to bless you richly in this labor of love for the Lord, and may He bless you with many more years to serve Him and the stamping community!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring is in the air!

 Hello friends!  I hope you are in the mood for spring because we are celebrating spring this month at Our Daily Bread designs!  For the card above, I used the new March release of God's Blessings Coloring Pages.  I just love working with these pages!  They are fun to color, and they have wonderful Scriptures on them.  With very limited "extras" you can make a special meaningful card!  I colored the page with Copics, trimmed it down, and matted it with the new ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped Rectangle Dies cut from some purple card stock.  I mounted that on a yellow piece of card stock and then that on to a white top fold A2 card.

For the card below,  I used the new Daffodils stamp set and the matching ODBD Custom Daffodil Die to create a bouquet of daffies, which I "potted up" using one of the dies from the Glorious Gable Box Die Set.   I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and die cut it with an ODBD Custom Rectangle die, matted that with a green die cut using the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle, and adhered that to my flower pot.   I created a grassy "floor" for my bouquet using the ODBD Custom Grass Lawn die and the Grass Hill die.  This is all adhered to a 5 X 7 card and finished with a little yellow sheer bow. 

Thanks so much for looking!   Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD March Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD March release!  If you have not had a chance to see the entire release you can do so HERE.  Spring is definitely in the air with this release so prepare to enjoy some flowers and spring inspiration!  As always, there are prizes just for visiting each designer's blog and leaving a comment.  Three blessed viewers will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to go toward stamps in the ODBD Store!  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!

First card (above) was made using the new Daffodils stamp set and matching custom Daffodil die.
I also used the newly released Circle Scalloped Rectangle dies.   I stamped multiple daffodil images with Daffodil Delight ink to create a background to place behind my Circle Scalloped Rectangle dies.  I did cut and layered the dies, then stamped the daffodil image and die cut with the daffodil die.  I adhered this to my layered dies with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and hand cut the panel to fit my layering panel.  I added a seam binding bow and one pearl in the center of the daffodil for a little pop of elegance.  This is a very simple and inexpensive card to create, which we all love, right?

While we are talking about simple, check out the new God's Blessings Coloring Pages, just the perfect size for an A2 card! For the card below I colored my page mostly with Copics, but I did to the lettering with Prisma Pencils.  I added some Wink of Stella to my blossoms for a little bit of shimmer, which really pops off the page in person. I do love coloring these!  I had to get used to the light touch because the ink does spread easily and could possibly wander, so you want to stop short of the line and just let it blend, but I found it to be almost self blending on this very smooth paper,  and thus very easy.  The result is so pretty and takes no time to do!

For this card I used the Deco Border Die and a strip of white pearls to embellish the bottom.  I absolutely love how this came out and I'm thrilled to have these coloring pages!!!

So to recap... here are the new ODBD products I used today: 

Well that's it for me today!  I hope you are enjoying the hop! Here are the links to the rest of the design team's blogs so you don't miss a chance to win some goodness from ODBD! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD Feb. Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD February release!  If you missed the pre-release, you are in for a treat!  You can see the full release HERE.  As always, there will be prizes for those who visit the designers blogs and leave a comment on this release.  Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website!  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!
I created a card and gable box set in crisp white and a soft bluish silver that has a beautiful matte finish.  It's understated and yet elegant.  Here's what I used:

For the Card: Glorious Gable Box, Tulip Heart Dies, Layering Hearts dies, Love Script die, and Pierced Rectangles dies.  It's pretty self explanatory but just in case you are wondering what the vertical die cut panel is on the card.... that is the top of the Glorious Gable Box die, cut and matted with silver.  I love that!  Both my panels are popped up with dimensional foam tape.  The Love word die finished it off. 

For the Box:  To My Favorite set, Glorious Gable Box, Layering Hearts dies, and Mini Tags dies.  The box is very easy to cut out, and positioning the dies for the fancy cut out is not hard at all.  I did use a bit of removeable tape once I had them evenly fitted in my gable box sides.  I cut the silver paper with the Layering hearts (the largest one) and then cut the love word die from white.  The little tag on top says Love and has a little heart, both of which are heat embossed with silver.  I tied a thin silver satin ribbon on to hold the tag, which was cut with the Mini Tags dies.

To recap, here are the new products I used today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Now be sure to visit the other designer's blogs for more inspiration and your chance to win!

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Special ODBD Pre-release!

Hello friends!  I hope you have been doing well!!   Today some of us on the Our Daily Bread Designs team are showing the Feb. release early so you can get a head start on your valentines cards and gifts!  ODBD is releasing an awesome gable box die, some amazing inserts, and hearts galore for your die collection, as well as some wonderful sentiment sets and my personal favorite, a set that will give that personalized touch to EVERY relationship you can think of!  

These bundles are available to order now!  While you won't be able to order any singles until the "real" release on Feb. 1, these bundles are amazing and you can get the full details on the ODBD Blog.

For the box above, I used the new Glorious Gable Box die, the Tulip Heart die, Layering Hearts, and To My Favorite.  I also used a few past releases: Bitty Blossoms, Lovely Leaves, Fancy Foliage, and Mini Tags.

Here are the new Feb release products I used:

The box is sooooo easy to cut and assemble!  You can make the sides plain as I did, or there are pretty die cut inserts if you want a fancier see through effect.  I cut the Tulip Heart from white and backed with a piece of purple paper from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pack, which I cut with the largest Layering Hearts die.  I then cut several Bitty Blossoms, and some greenery with scraps of green to assemble my little cluster of flowers.  I stamped the tag and die cut it with a Mini Tags die, then embellished with a bitty blossom, leaves and a flourish from the Lovely Leaves die set. I added tiny crystal stickers to my flowers.  Super quick from start to finish, and all tied up with a pretty ribbon in no time at all!  I love the new To My Favorite set!!!  There are soooo many ways this can be used and I love that just about every relationship you can think of is in there!!!  I know it will be a "go to" set for me!

Be sure to stop and see all the other things the girls have done with this new collection!

 Lisa *  Cathy * Lori * Diana * Robin * Julie
Dawn * Helen * Chris


Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Center Step!

Hello friends!  I hope you are all staying well during this bad cold and flu season!  So far so good here!  :)  

Today I'm sharing another card made with the ODBD Jan. release.  Today I used the Seeds of Today stamp set, the new happy birthday die, as well as the past releases: Small Bow die, as well as the Lavish Layers dies.  My card base is from the ODBD Center Step card kit

I began with one of the white based, created my folds along the scored lines, and adhered design paper from the Whimsical Wildflower Paper Pack, also in the new release.  I stamped the image from the Seeds of Today set with VersaMark, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I cut that layer to size, and matted with brushed gold. I cut another white layer with the Lavish Layers dies, and adhered my image/gold layer to it. I die cut the happy birthday from brushed gold and adhered it to the lower panel.  For decoration, I added 2 die cuts of the Small Bow, one from printed design paper from the Whimsical Wildflower Paper pack, and one from solid paper from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pack.  I finished off with some tiny white pearls.  I wish the photo showed it better, but the gold embossing is very elegant and looks beautiful with the rich purples.

Well that's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!



Friday, January 6, 2017

Hand's to work... Hearts to God!

Hello friends!

I hope you are all doing well!  We are enjoying the forecast of snow today... it's supposed to start in a couple hours and since it's Friday afternoon, we're kind of loving it!  No one likes to have to drive in it, but when everyone is home safe and sound, sometimes it's fun to just say "let it snow!"  Being from up north originally, I do appreciate the beauty of the white stuff when it falls, but living in the south now, I appreciate that we don't get very many of these storms!  I guess it's the best of both worlds. 

Well today, I have something fun!  I created this little sewing basket with the ODBD newly released Bountiful Basket Dies.  I also used the new Sewing Set Dies, as well as some past releases:  Stitches stamp set, Mini Tags & Labels Dies, Mini Tags Dies, Apron & Tools Dies, Trellis Strip Die, and Soulful Stitches Paper Pack.  

Now do you need all these dies to create this?  No!  However, since I have them, I shared a little bit of fun to give different ideas. I would say that with just the Bountiful Basket die, and the Sewing Dies, you could create this same basic effect.   I die cut the basket and the inserts with the Bountiful Basket Dies, adhered and assembled.  I used the Mini Tags die set to create "cards" for my buttons and needles.  I used the Apron & Tools die for the scissors, but you could leave them out and still have the same effect.  I used a scrap of a Trellis Strip die cut I already had to "line" my basket but it could be omitted.  I used the Soulful Stitches Paper Pack for my basket as well as the "quilt" that lines the back of my basket.  All the cute buttons, the needles and the spools of thread are in the new Sewing Dies set (which by the way is only $5.95).  The sentiment is from the Stitches stamp set, and die cut with a Mini Tags and Labels die.  I added a little yarn through the eye of my needle to finish it off.  To get the basket filled, I made little inserts just like come with the Surprise Popup Box die... little strips with about 1/4" folded on each end, attached to the inside of the basket dividing it in to thirds, so I had some place to adhere my elements to.  For some of the elements, I needed to add strips of card stock to "raise" them a little higher.  It was so much fun putting this together and I just LOVE how the little Sewing Dies make this theme so easy to do!!!

So there you have it... and now I am going to go start some chicken soup to enjoy during this snow storm!

Blessings to you, my friends!