Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD Sept. Release!

Hello sweet friends!  Can you believe it is September already?  Where did summer go?  Well I must admit that I am ready for cooler temps and that crisp evening air that comes during this season!

This month's sets are perfect for fall!  I am sharing one set, Rise and Shine,  and a wonderful new  die set, Beverage Cup.  What's better on a crisp fall morning than a hot cup of coffee and your Bible in your lap, sitting on the porch while you have your quiet time?  Yes, I do believe it's my favorite season!

For the card above, besides these new products,  I also used the ODBD Art Deco  Die, the Trellis Strip Die, Pierced Square Dies, Pierced Rectangle Dies, Layered Lacey Square Dies, and the ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Pack.  I had fun layering up the rectangles and squares, and I colored in the letters with a Spun Sugar Tim Holtz marker.  I embellished with some tiny sequins and the seam binding bow on to which I tied a bronze cross charm.  I absolutely LOVE this sentiment!  This is soooo my daughter and me!  We have coffee together every morning, although we're 2 hours apart... but she calls when she is having her morning coffee and by then I'm ready for my second cup, so we chat together over coffee, and often our conversation turns to things of the Lord.  There is nothing more special than that point in life when your "child" becomes a spiritual encourager even as you continue to encourage her in her faith as well!   Then for a REAL treat... sometimes we meet somewhere part way between us for coffee in person.  That is where my next card comes in! :)

For the card below I again used Rise and Shine, and the Beverage Cup dies.  Additionally I used the ODBD Flower Lattice Strip Die, a snippet from the Doily Dies, the Leafy Edged Border Dies, and the ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Pack.  The dies in the Beverage Cup set are very versatile with lots of fun embellishments for your cup, which could be coffee or tea.  I used some wrinkled seam binding to follow the line of my Leafy Edged curvy border, and I added some half pearl flourishes for my wafts and a little floral arrangement on my strip die.  Can you smell the fresh ground coffee? 

 I made my card in to a gift card holder so I could tuck in a gift card to a local coffee shop.  I'm so thankful for friends and family who love to meet for coffee!!!  It's one of my favorite things to do!  To make this all I did was use the part I cut out for the front of the card's dark brown strip, and I purposely made that cut out such that I'd have enough left over to hold a gift card.  I used the little heart die from the Beverage Cup set to cut out a window so the card peeks through.  Simple but does the trick!

 Here is the new set I used, and the fun die set:
Here are the other ODBD Products I used today:

I hope you enjoyed my samples, and if you have not seen the entire release you can view it HERE

As always, there are prizes!!!

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 September 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now on to visit my DT sisters:
Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Lisa
Sabrina * Diana * Angie * Chris * Grace