Monday, October 24, 2016

~ From Our Family to Yours Shaker Card ~

Good morning!  Today I decided to shake things up a bit...  ** bad pun...** by posting a shaker card.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs' Noel Border Die and Christmas Note stamp set...

I used a couple of nesting dies from the Pierced Rectangles Die set to create my window and cut my acetate.  For this project, I used a plain transparency...  the kind you can pick up at your local box or office supply stores...  I stamped the sentiment with StazOn directly on the transparency and nested a few sequins between my two clear panels.  I also used a bit of DP inside to add interest...  specifically from ODBD's Christmas Paper Collection 2014.

Here are the October release items you see...

and a few old favorites...

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 17, 2016

~ Come and Behold Him ~

So here we are at the beginning of another work week.  It is hard to believe that Monday is already here!  And I noticed over the last few days my favorite "movie" channel advertising a countdown to Christmas!!!  Can it be?  Are we really that close to the most wonderful time of the year????  

If my craft room is any indication, YES!!!  I have stacks of Christmas papers, stamps and dies just waiting to be put to good use!  So over the coming weeks, I plan on rolling out a plethora of projects for your enjoyment!  *** At least, I hope you enjoy them ***  :-)

Here is a special center step card featuring Our Daily Bread Designs' 
stamp set, Our Savior's Birth...

I started with a Kraft Card Stock base and added white CS for the matting...

Here is a break down...
  1. Kraft Card Stock (CS) - Center Step Card - finished measurements 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  2. White CS (matting) - Our Daily Bread Designs' designer paper - Christmas Paper Collection 2013
  3. Kraft CS - ODBD's - Ornate Ovals Die; Neenah Solar Crest White - ODBD's Ovals Die
  4. Image by ODBD - Our Savior's Birth stamped with Tuxedo Black ink; Copics listed at end of post
  5. White CS - Ornate Ovals Die; Potting Soil Ink - sentiment in ODBD's Our Savior's Birth
  6. Shadow ink - Desert Sand; Pearls by Recollections
  7. Kraft CS - twigs by ODBD's Lovely Leaves Die
And for the Copics...

E33, E35, E37 - Mary
E53, E55, E57 - Jacob and Manger
YR24, YR31 - Straw & Glow
E00, E11, E21, E34 - Skin tones and Ground

Here is the stamp set I used for this project...

and a few old favorites...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found something today to stir your creative juices!  Blessings!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our Daily Bread Designs' November Pre-Release

Good morning and welcome to a special pre-release!  Today through October 31st, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering Pre-Order Bundle Specials on the November 2016 Release!  All November 2016 Bundle pre-orders will begin shipping November 1, 2016 or sooner.  Please see the ODBD Blog for more details!

Layer by Layer...

  1. Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (CS) 4.265 x 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. White CS - ODBD ***NEW*** Snowflake Sky Background Die
  3. ODBD ***NEW*** Snowflake Season Paper Collection die cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Die; slightly larger Cherry Cobbler CS mat
  4. Cherry Cobbler CS - ODBD - Ovals Die; White CS - ODBD - Stitched Ovals Die
  5. Cherry Cobbler CS - ***NEW*** Jesus Loves You Stamp/Die Duo (Jesus Die Cut); Tuxedo Black ink - sentiment from ***NEW***  Jesus Loves You Stamp/Die Duo
  6. Cherry Cobbler CS - die cut fish ***NEW***  Jesus Loves You Stamp/Die Duo
and you can order special bundles now...  :-)

some of the items you see...

and a few old favorites too...

For more inspiration using the ODBD November Pre-Order products you can see the other Designers projects and additional Bundles on the ODBD Blog, or you can visit their blog links below:

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

Thanks for visiting and happy shopping!

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Look Back at ODBD's October Release

Good morning and welcome to our look back at the October release for Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here is the card I created using paper from the Christmas Card Collection 2016 and Home for the Holidays stamp set.  For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Layer by Layer...

  1. White Card Stock (CS) 4.25 x 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. Elegant Eggplant CS mat
  3. ODBD - Designer Paper (DP) - Christmas Card Collection 2016
  4. Elegant Eggplant CS -  Die by ODBD - Lavish Layers Die
  5. ODBD DP - Christmas Card Collection 2016Rectangles Die
  6. Neenah Solar Crest (Copic Compatible) - Stamp from ODBD - Home for the Holidays in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink **  2 images  ** one for panel and other for fussy cutting top and bottom that overlaps the original panel
  7. ODBD Die - Double Stitched Rectangles Die - Image Panel (sponged with Summer Sky ink for sky and snow)
  8. White, Shades of Green and brown CS (Floral Spray) - ODBD - Peaceful Poinsettias DieLovely Leaves Die
  9. Flowersoft center - Meadow
Copic Combos

R27, G40, G43, G46, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99,Y38 Y11, C3, C5, C7, V04, V09

Here are the October items you see today...

and a few old favs...

Thank you so much for stopping by!  If you get lost along today's hop...  be sure to visit the ODBD Blog for the complete listing...

Now on to the other lovely ladies of the design team and their creations...

Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME) * Robin * Julie 
 Sandee * Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy * Diana

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

North Coast Creations' October Release and Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to a special October release from North Coast Creations.  I have three different projects to share using a new stamp and coordinating die set along with a couple of new dies created for some past releases.  And if browsing fun projects isn't enough, you might have a chance to win!  Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 Gift Code to the ODBD Website. You have until October 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 15, 2016.  So be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

My first project featuring the new stamp set, You are Dino-Mite and coordinating Dinosaur Dies...

and the new items you see here...

and coordinating Dinosaurs Die

other items...

ODBD - Birthday Brights Paper Pad (pattern and solid green DP)

Copics - YG61, YG63, YG67, V12, V15, V17, B21, B23, B24, R29

and project number two featuring an old favorite Hippity Hoppety and the NEW coordinating Bunny Die...

and other items from our sister company Our Daily Bread Designs...

Copics - C0, C1, C3, C5, R81

and a fun Bendi card using NCC's I Dig You and coordinating Tractor Die...

Other items from ODBD -

Copics - B21, B23, B24, C0

If you get lost along the way on today's hop please visit...NCC Blog

Julie * Lori (ME) * Sandee * Dawn * Robin * Lisa

WAW252 & WAW253 - Anything Goes Challenge

Good morning and welcome to a new bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  This week we have a wonderful digital image featuring scripture from Proverbs.  To find the digital scripture featured in today's post and how you can play along in this week's challenge visit the Word Art Wednesday blog.  But before you check it out, take a moment to look at the card I created using this week's featured digi!

Bit by Bit...

1.    Black Card Stock measuring 4.25 x 11 inches; folded at 5.5 
2.    Ecru Card Stock
3.    Pebbles Woodland Forest DP
4.    ODBD – Circles Die; Double Stitched Circles Die
5.    ODBD – Beautiful Borders Die
6.    Custom Dyed Seam Binding – Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot

Thanks for visiting!  Blessings...

Friday, October 7, 2016

~ Oh, Holy Night ~

Today's post will be very short.  I do have a card to share.  The last few days I have found my mind elsewhere...  I am sure your thoughts and prayers are like mine...  focused on those in the path of Hurricane Matthew.  We have friends and family located on the coasts of Florida and North Carolina.  I can't imagine what these folks are going through.  I do know that our heavenly Father is our anchor during life's storms.  I pray he places His arms around all of those in the path of this terrible storm. 

And today's card featuring the new ODBD dies, 

Layer by Layer

  1.   Gray Card Stock 5.5 x 4.25 card base
  2.   Ecru Card Stock - ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  3.   Silver Poster Board Mat
  4.   ODBD's Winter Paper Collection die cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die
  5.   Ecru Card Stock - ODBD's Circles Die
  6.   Gray Card Stock - ODBD's Holy Night Die
  7.   Gray Card Stock - ODBD's Noel Borders Die
the new items you see 

and a few old favorites...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous release day at Our Daily Bread Designs!  Today, I have a couple of projects to share using a few new items from ODBD.  This month's release features a host of papers, dies and stamps perfect for designing our own beautiful Christmas cards.  And don't forget, that a new release means you have a chance to hop along and win.  Check out the end of today's post for complete details along with links to all of the designer blogs.

First, let me show you a wonderful card I created using the new, Our Savior's Birth stamp set and Noel Border Die.

and the new items you see here...

and layer by layer,,,,

  1. White Card Stock base measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
  2. Pierced Rectangles Die - slate blue card stock 
  3. Rectangles Die - White card stock
  4. Lavish Layers Die - White card stock
  5. Rectangles Die - Christian Faith Paper Collection
  6. Beautiful Borders Die - White Card Stock
  7. Pierced Circles Die - slate blue card stock
  8. Circles Die - Neenah Solar Crest - Our Savior's Birth image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; image edges sponged with Memento Summer Sky ink
  9. Noel Border Die - white and slate card stock (off set)
and my second project featuring the new Christmas Card Paper Collection 2016 and Christmas Note stamp set...

and the new items you see...

and layer by layer...

  1. Purple card stock base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. Pierced Rectangles Die - white card stock
  3. Double Stitched Rectangles Die and NEW Christmas Card Paper Collection 2016 designer paper
  4. Double Stitched Rectangles Die - Purple card stock
  5. Filigree Frames Die - white card stock
  6. Double Stitched Rectangles Die - Neenah Solar Crest; Christmas Note image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics, Memento Summer Sky background
  7. Ovals Die - purple card stock
  8. Pierced Ovals Die - white card stock - Christmas Note sentiment, stamped with Memento Grape Jelly ink
  9. Recollections pearls
Don't forget that a new release and blog hop means you could win... 
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 October 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog - if you get lost along the way...

and the "Bread Sticks"

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori (ME)
Robin * JulieDiana * Angie * Chris *
 Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy

Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to leave my design team sisters some love!