Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome to the April ODBD release!


Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD April release!   I'm so happy to be feeling well enough to make a card to share for this release!  I have completed most of my chemo, which I considered the most difficult phase, and I have my surgery date for April 6th.  Thank you all so much for your prayers, and I would love it if you'd remember me on Wed. as I have surgery!  

In the meantime, I was thrilled to play with a little bit of the April release.  I used the new Log Cabin Quilt Custom dies,  the Quilted With Love stamp set for my sentiment, and the ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection.  I also used the previously released Layered Lacy Squares Dies, and Filagree Frames Dies

My card is on a Very Vanilla base, and a much cherished Sage Shadow mat was used, which I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and ran white ink over the raised embossed parts. I then cut the various patterns out from the new  Cozy Quilt Paper Collection, and began assembling my Log Cabin Quilt.  I decided to use a vanilla base for the quilt, so I cut an entire quilt pattern from vanilla and left all the pieces in it, adhering it together on the back with tape.  Then I adhered my patches to the vanilla, giving my pattern just a tad of lift instead of removing the corresponding vanilla strips and inlaying the patterned pieces.  I like this look personally, but you could certainly inlay it if you preferred.  

Folk lore says that the log cabin quilt represented cabins on the prairie with red center squares for the hearth, sunny warm tones on one side (representing the sunny side of the house) and cooler or dark tones on the opposite side representing the shady side of the house).  Because all the papers in the new collection are patterned, I used the log cabin quilt die to cut a perfectly matched red solid from the packaging for the paper.  I used the warmer yellows and reds on one side and the cooler greens on the other. I die cut a Lacy Square from vanilla card stock, and adhered the quilt to it.  I liked how just a tad of the lacy edges peeked out behind the quilt, making it quite proportional to the over all size of the quilt.  The sentiment is stamped and cut with a Filagree Frame die, and adhered below the quilt. Then I popped up the entire assembly using foam tape.  To finish the card I used a couple button pins, which I passed through a seam binding bow and crimped to the back and cut off the tips, then adhered that to the card with hot glue. I love how it came out and I must say... in all my quilting years, I have never created a log cabin quilt so quickly!!! 

I hope you have had time to see the entire release!  If not you can see it on the ODBD Blog.  Also, as always, there are prizes for hopping along with the design team!  Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Code to the ODBD Store just for leaving a comment on the Design Team's cards!  You have until April 2, 2016 at 9:00 EDT to leave your comments for a chance to win!  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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



Here are the links to the Design Team's Blogs:

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Blessings,

37 comments:

JoAnn said...

Lovely card Grace. I like the way you did the design.
Hugs and prayers.

wannabcre8tive said...

Grace, your card is beautiful. Love the papers and the new dies.

Praying for a speedy recovery from your surgery. Hugs.

Heidi Stamps said...

The log cabin quilt is a favorite design of mine, and I really love your card too!

Teresa Doyle said...

So very pretty! I love how your card on ODBD page looks like a "G" for Grace. Was that intentional? A clever idea!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Lovely. I'm glad you are feeling well enough to get some crafting time in. Hugs & prayers.

Bonita Brock said...

Very nice card.

Debbie Schenz said...

Beautiful card made by a beautiful person. Praying for you sweet Grace!❤️

Gail said...

Greeting Grace in the name of Jesus [your healer!] Praying for you and stopping by on the hop to let you know your card is so lovely - the quilt sets are amazing and everyone on the hop is just creating such beautiful work! I am loving the added buttons and ribbon to your creation - outstanding work! Have a blessed week! Enjoy your day in Him!

Robin Clendenning said...

What a gorgeous quilt Grace! I love the pretty, soft colors and the paper patterns you used! Lovely little lace showing too! The buttons are just too cute too!
So happy things are moving along for you with your treatment!! We are praying!
Love you sweet friend!

Arlene Rose said...

Log cabin quilts have such a long history. Your interpretation is lovely!

April said...

Beautiful card with wonderful colors. I love the bow too!

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful card. Love the new release and so glad you were feeling well enough to create.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. One of my favs in the hop.

Anne Lyons said...

Anne said: Your card is just awesome as usual. Love your work Grace!!

Praying for you now and will be remembering you on Wednesday, April 6th.and the days to follow. Our Father will keep His arms around you before, during and after surgery. May His healing grace be a great blessing.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Grace, this is simply gorgeous! I love this card, you've knocked it out of the park with this one! I love the stamps, will go check them out at ODB. You're in my prayers as you begin Phase 2 of your treatment. Hugs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is gorgeous, Grace!! I just love the log cabin quilt you created, the gorgeous bow, and your choice of patterns and colors!!

I am thinking and praying for you sweet friend!! HUGS!! TTYS!!!
Chris

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Oh, Grace, it is so wonderful to know that you feel well enough to participate in the blog hop. I have prayed for you and I know God will bring you through this. He did for me! Praise the Lord that you're feeling better! Grace, your card is fantastic. I love your design and the paper you selected. I'm just so happy to "see" you!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card, and you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Regena said...

nice to hear ur feeling better..beautiful card

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Good news that you are feeling better!

Sue D said...

Beautiful choice of papers and thanks for the folk lore story.

ehbost said...

Grace, your choices and interpretation of the log cabin quilt are lovely. Glad you felt well enough to participate in the hop. Praying that your prayers are answered.

Dawn said...

Happy you were able to make a card for this release, Grace! A beauty!! Hugs and prayers for Wed!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful card. Love the folklore explanation-didn't know all that. Will be in prayer for you on Wednesday. God bless you and your family. III John 2

Conniecrafter said...

So good to hear that you were feeling well enough to make a card, and a beauty it is too, love the patchwork look of it and the delicate ruffles around the edges!
You will be in my prayers on Wednesday, as you have been.

Earline said...

Hello Grace how are you doing love your work. Thanks just said a pray for you.

Earline said...

Hello Grace how are you doing love your work. Thanks just said a pray for you.

Bunny said...

The log cabin was one of my favorite quilts to make. With my bad shoulder I'll be able to make quilts again in paper. This is sew pretty. Love the new sentiments.

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Grace!!! Hope your surgery goes well, and praying for a speedy recovery for you!
Sending you hugs,
Cheryl

Denise Bryant said...

Sew pretty! Lover these beautiful dies and papers for so many creating possibilities! Amazing cards on this hop!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, precious Grace, it's so wonderful to see a card made by you, and it's so beautiful! I praise God for giving you the strength and hope to finish your chemo and continue to pray for your upcoming surgery. May God alone be praise at how He has been with you through it all! Tender hugs, sweet friend, and know you are in our prayers! xoxo

Liz said...

I love all the color combinations the design team has tried in these quilt squares.

Karen Letchworth said...

Well, first and foremost....PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!!

I am tickled pink just to be visiting your blog to see your art, but to make it even better.....it's BEAUTIFUL. Your always has always inspired me (but you already know that). Thanks for sharing your talents and taking part in the ODBD hop. I've fallen in love with these new products, but now I'm grinning from ear to ear just to know you were able to participate. God bless you, my friend. You remain in my prayers.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Saints Rule! said...

What a beautiful project Grace! Lifting you up in prayer each and every day! I know our Lord is with you and wrapping His loving arms around you!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! I had this die in my hand at the stamp show on Saturday, but I put in back. Now I wish I hadn't! (will go on my wish list.) but I did get one of the other quilt dies. Can't wait to try it.

Still keeping you in prayer, and we will pray harder than ever on Wednesday!!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

I am so thrilled you felt up to creating this time because I would have hated to miss these lovely cards! Truly love both of them Grace! And love you too!!! Prayers continuing!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi, Grace! Right now you are recovering from surgery and prayers and happy thoughts will continue for you! Just wanted to pop by and tell you how beautiful your quilt card is! So glad that you had a chance to stamp! Love you, sister!! Mwaah!!!