Sunday, March 20, 2016

ODBD Anniversary Celebration Week- Three Favorites!



Hello friends!  Today some of the ODBD designers are sharing 3 of their favorite cards from this past year, as part of the week long celebration of ODBD's 8th Anniversary!

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 22, 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 March 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


 This is a pocket card with a pull out book mark.  The card base is Neenah Solar Crest White 140lb stock.  On that I layered a piece of design paper from the ODBD Chalkboard Paper Collection.  Then I cut a curvy edge with the  Leafy Edged Borders dies and cut my diagonal pocket to fit.  I then embossed that panel and adhered it with tacky tape on the bottom and left side.  I cut my removable book mark/tag with the ODBD Vintage Label dies, and Vintage Flourish Pattern die set. I stamped the sentiment from the new Beauty stamp set on a scrap of design paper in my stash.   I decorated the tag with one size of the new Pretty Posies die set, a Fancy Flourish die cut, and I stamped and die cut the little butterflies with the Butterfly and Bugs stamp set and matching Butterfly and Bugs die set. I added a corner die cut from the Ornate Borders and Flowers die set to the top and punched a hole, passing thin satin ribbon through that.

The pocket itself was decorated by cutting 2 of each of the 3 sizes in the Pretty Posies set from white card stock and sponging with distress ink.  I then used my embossing tools to shape each layer and glued them together.  I cut three of the largest leaves in that set and stenciled while still in the die, then shaped them the same way.  Some Stickles in the center, a  little gauze, ribbon and a few more butterflies finished it off.


For the card above, I used the Home Sweet Home set for my sentiment.  I used the  ODBD Custom Window  Dies, Shutter and Awning Dies, and Flower Box Fillers.  I also used Antique Labels and Border Die set to cut the sentiment with, and Fancy Foliage.  I used the  Butterfly and Bugs  stamp to stamp and heat emboss the butterfly on vellum, and cut it with the ODBD Custom Butterfly Dies & Bugs Die.  The design paper is the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.


For this card, I used the wonderful Belles Vignes, Trois Jolis Papillons, and Psalm 23 for my stamps.  I also used the matching dies, ODBD CustomTres Papillons, and another die, ODBD Custom Birds and Nest, along with the  Fancy Foliage and Vintage Labels dies. 

If you'd like to see all the samples in one place, be sure to stop by the ODBD Blog to check it out! 
Congratulations Kelley and Rick, and the entire ODBD family!  May God continue to bless you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Here are the links to my DT sisters.  Don't forget to stop by each and leave a comment for a chance to win!


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

40 comments:

Rosemary Lare said...

I really like the 4 cards you chose which gave me many ideas. I really like the colors, flowers, butterflies and the bookmark card. Keep up the good work! Praying for you as you go through this difficult time of chemo.

Liz H. said...

Loved all these cards, but the WINDOW card is my favorite of the 3.
Wonderful meshing of the printed paper, lace, and die cuts.
You do such wonderful art, and it is an inspriation to us that don't know where to start. Thank you.
Hope you are mending. My prayers are sent each day, with you included.

Gail said...

These are fabulous creations lovely use of the product line - love the color choices as well TFS

Debbie Schenz said...

Absolutely Beautiful cards! Love, Love, love them!

Ruth said...

Your cards are all beautiful, however, your window card is my favorite out of these three. I'm partial to the scrolls, window and flowers you used, as well as the color combination. I don't know how you do it, but combining the wood background with the elegance of the scrolls and window, make this card stunning.

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are just lovely. Beyond your card making, I admire your strength and courage in your battle with cancer. You always have such a positive, uplifting attitude. Stay strong while we all are praying for you.

Lori Smanski said...

wow your cards are lovely. thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
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JD/ Jill said...

These are all beautiful! The window card is my favorite...Just stunning!

TLady said...

GRACE, Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOVE your first card with the tag, it's BEAUTIFUL! AND the sentiment is LOVELY, SO POETIC! Your second card with the window is so SHABBY CHIC & FEMININE! JUST LOVELY, & your last card is LOVELY TOO with the purple...I LOVE the different hues of purple! PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Vonnie b said...

Oohhh…1st pick just a perfect rendering of the quote! Just makes one want to stop and give praise. 2nd card with such beautiful details and the 3rd has gorgeous colors. Thank you for (re)sharing these.

Anne Lyons said...

DEAR SWEET GRACE, Please know that you are in my prayers. May our Lord, keep you, Grace, in the palm of His hands and meet your every need.

Your cards are always beautiful and with your special inspiration that shines through your heart. Love them all and appreciate you sharing your lovely art with us to enjoy. Again, love each of your beautiful cards.

Anne Lyons

BJ Searcy said...

The cards you chose were a great pick. They are beautiful and elegant, thanks for sharing.

vickie said...

Such beautiful work. I know these took hours to create!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, your work is amazing, and I love the three cards you've chosen as your favorites for this past year! And given all you've been through, it's a joy to look back and see what beautiful work you do. I also trust that you will give yourself a break as you continue to allow your body to battle and to heal. May God continue to encourage and strengthen you, dear friend! Love you so! Hugs! xoxo

Debra Blake said...

These cards are gorgeous! I pray I can make cards as beautiful as yours soon!

Barbara said...

Love, love, love the home sweet home card!! Can stop looking at it.

Linda Carson said...

I adore your artwork Grace! They are always pleasing to the eye and pleasing to the Lord!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the bright colours and lovely details. Hugz

Christine said...

What a fabulous way to share a bookmark! Love the window scene so much! Continuing to pray for you, sweet lady.

Papercrafting Princess said...

There is so much love in your creative designs!

Irish Cherokee said...

Amazing cards Grace. Very special work from a very special lady.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Sherry said...

very pretty!!! love them all! hope you are feeling better!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! The window card is amazing.. awesome details!

Maxine D said...

What beautiful, beautiful cards Grace - so glad you have shared them again. Such beauty deserves another look.
Blessings and prayers
Maxine

Golden Goddess Designs said...

fantastic cards! the window is my favorite!

Alicia

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous cards. I know it was hard to pick just 3 from all of your gorgeous creations but I love the ones you picked. The details of each one are terrific.
Sending hugs and prayers.

Wanda said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I really love the black & white background with the lacy edge on the first one. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Wanda said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I really love the black & white background with the lacy edge on the first one. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Your cards are so inspiring! Love the purple butterfly one.

Brinda Coble said...

All of these are adorable! I like the colors and designs!

Marsha said...

So lovely. I just admire your work so much.
Praying for you.

Marilyn Gunn said...

Just love all of your cards. Love the colors, design and the Words.

Mrs. Kenco said...

The cards are beautiful. The window card stunning.

StampingJudy said...

Beautiful work!

Sandra Smith said...

Your card choices are gorgeous examples of your creativity.
Sandra Smith

PaperDoll said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous... & so is your FurBaby, Ricky!

Leanne said...

Beautiful as always.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--each is so special. Love the pull out book mark with the pocket card.

Mehrll said...

Your cards are so special. The 23rd Psalm gave me a new idea. Thanks. Here's hoping that you will grow stronger daily. Hugs
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Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wonderful cards, Grace! I especially like the first. A gift of a bookmark & a card all in one--fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing these, and please know that you're in my thoughts. Hope for healing & strength! :) ~ Andrea