Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ODBD September Release!

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Make way for cuteness overload for this ODBD release! If you’re into cats and dogs or sea life, you’re going to love this month! There is even a pet sympathy set for those difficult times when someone you know loses a beloved pet.

Prize Information: - 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until September 2, 2015 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!

Here are the stamp sets and dies I used from this month

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Die Web Graphic Template

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I colored this cute Tabby cat, and bow from The Cat’s Meow with Copics. How fun having dies to match!

I sponged some clouds with my homemade cloud template, then added ODBD die cut clouds from Clouds and Raindrops. I put 2 fences together from the Fence die, added a Grass Border, and sentiment on Stitched Ovals.

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My second sample features Deep Waters, colored with Copics, stamping several more times for the extra shells and 2 fish that are popped up. I used a wavy crimper for the background, the leftover negative piece from Grass Border and one of the dies from Fancy Foliage for the seaweed and coral. The scene and sentiment are on Ovals and Stitched Ovals

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I used some Stickles for the fish bubbles and on the shells.

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Stop by the ODBD blog for all the release info
and be sure to stop by my sister sticks
for lots of awesome inspiration for this month!

Julie * Cathy * Grace * Chris * Angie 
 
Amy * Sandee * Lisa * Loretta
 Sabrina * Silke * Lori * America

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woo-Hoo! North Coast Creations August Release

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Who’s ready for some fun from North Coast Creations?!! Welcome to the NCC August release….stamps and dies!! WooHoo!!!

What fun, NCC now has dies!! This owl family is just too cute, I love the looks on their faces and the dies make it a breeze to fill your project with birds and branches!

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until August 30, 2015 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 August 31, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

Here is what I used for my samples today!

NCC-Regular Size Set

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WhoLovesYouHB-WMOwls and a full moon just seem to go together! I stamped all my owls and branch from Who Loves You? in Memento Tuxedo Black on my MISTI, keeping them in place, colored with Copics then over-stamped with Ranger Jet Black to make them PoP! I like Tuxedo Black to color and the Jet Black is an intense black, so it really makes the color show up better. (the branch was stamped the same only I wiped off most of the ink from the leaves and stamped again inking the leaves only with Distress Crushed Olive)

The Owl Family die cuts them out perfectly!

I sponged Distress Weathered Wood over a piece of the ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection, and added the Happy Birthday die cut.

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and the inside…

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and my second sample

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I love this Flourished Vine die! Again, stamped and colored the same and die cut. This time I layered two Thinking of You for a shadow effect. Paper is ODBD Shabby Rose Collection and also ODBD Ovals and Stitched Ovals dies.

For more NCC August inspiration, visit the NCC blog!

Also be sure to stop by my
sister Coasters and see their awesome samples!

Julie * Lori * Sandee * Angie * Amy * Robin * Cathy

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hope Your Birthday is a HOOT!

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Several Splitcoast challenges rolled into one… the sketch and color (gold/vanilla)… AND a sneak peek at what’s coming from North Coast Creations this week!!

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Who Loves You? has these adorable whimsical owls, a whole family of them!! And……………are you sitting down??!!………….DIES!!! Yes, dies that match!! Owl Family Dies will cut out your birds and tree branch, AWESOME!!

For this card, using my MISTI, I stamped the owls and branch in Memento Tuxedo black. This lets me color the images easily as the ink doesn’t bleed with alcohol markers. I didn’t want the leaves black, so I wiped most of the ink off before stamping.

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Then colored as usual, leaving the cardstock in place.

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Now, to make the images PoP! I over-stamped with Ranger Jet Black, an intense black ink.

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Another reason to LOVE my MISTI! No second guessing if my images will line up a 2nd, 3rd, 4th time!

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Our blog hop release will be Friday, so be sure to stop by to see ALL the great items!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

Monday, August 24, 2015

Celebrate… New Pennant Stamps…ODBD

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New to the ODBD website this month are Pennant Row Alphabet and Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet stamps that coordinate with the Pennant Swag and Pennant Row dies! I love the fact that I can personalize my creations now!

ODBD - Sets

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For my sample today I used Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet stamped in Colorbox Dark Peony over Boho Paisley Background stamped in Colorbox Pink Pastel. (to start, I stamped the background, then cut with Pennant Swag die. I kept the die in place to stamp my sentiment, helping me to keep it even)

This banner just seemed like it needed to be hanging on a house, announcing something fun!!

I made my background with a Darice brick embossing folder and kraft paper, dragging Antique Linen DTP (direct to paper) over the bricks. I then layered Welcoming Window, Window Shutters and Awning, Flower Box Fillers, Grass Border, and Fancy Foliage dies. My “mini blinds” are 3 shutters side by side.

See the ODBD blog for more info, and please stop by my sister sticks to see their awesome creations!

Cathy * Angie * Lori * Sabrina * America

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Friday, August 21, 2015

Taking a Look Back at August….ODBD

Our Daily Bread designs

Today the Breadsticks are taking a look back at the
August release from Our Daily Bread designs!

For my sample today I used

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and from an earlier release

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A simple design with texture given by embossing the Boho Background die on a piece of Beautiful Boho Collection, layering the Ovals and Stitched Ovals dies with a verse from Boho Faith stamped and colored with a copic to match, and layering 3 “faiths” for dimension from Faith, Hope and Love die.

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For more August info, please visit the ODBD blog.

Also please stop by my sister sticks for some fabulous inspiration using the August release!

Sandee * Cathy * Amy * Lori * Julie * America

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Just For You….Circles of Friendship

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Day 3 of the county fair, day 2 for the llamas and DAY ONE for me! I spent the start of fair at Stampaway in Cincinnati working the show! What fun!!!

I’ve been invited to participate with the Challenge Chicks, a small group of friends and stampers doing monthly challenges! 

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Diane brings us the challenge this month, Circles of Friendship (use circles OR friendship OR both!).

Challenge Chicks, Our Daily Bread designs, Splitcoast

Plenty of circles on my card made from ODBD Boho Faith, Boho Background die, Matting Circles die, Circle Ornaments die, Vintage Labels die, and Recipe Card and Tags die. Boho Faith is stamped on polished stone.

You'll find this month's challenge gallery on SplitCoastStampers using keyword CHXAUG15. We invite you to play along! Upload your project to your SplitCoastStampers gallery, add the keyword above, and your project will be automatically added to the gallery. Or join us on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Thank You and a Challenge

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Busy busy time of year what with just getting done with State Fair, {the kids did an awesome job!}, getting ready for County Fair, a llama expecting a cria any day…. BABY WATCH ALERT… working Stampaway this weekend…… and I’m still finishing up my bookwork with this thank you card for the State Fair fiber judge!

Every year on Splitcoast, the Dirty Dozen host the Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD) challenges. It’s been a while since I’ve joined in as it falls during this busy week, but I managed to whip this one up quickly this morning! Although these new images from Our Daily Bread designs are beautiful when colored, I opted to just stamp in color instead! I think they look great this way too!

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This is Boho Blessings (butterfly and greeting), Boho Love (flowers), Boho Paisley Background, Boho Background die, Ovals die, Stitched Ovals die….all from the August release, Fancy Fritillary die and Fancy Foliage die from previous releases.

Well, I’d best go check Annie and ask her what’s taking so long! I’m so excited about this baby… our last cria born here will be 9 years old in October!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Release From Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Welcome to the August release from Our Daily Bread designs! As summer is in full swing with lots of color in nature with all the different varieties of flowers blooming, so is this release FULL of color!!

For my samples today, I used

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

 

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs


Prize Information: -
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until August 2, 2015 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Our Daily Bread designs

I stamped Boho Blessings in grey, colored with Copics, then over-stamped with Ranger Jet Black which is a strong black. It just makes it POP! You also don’t have to be real careful how you color! You’ll need a stamp positioner, I used my MISTI.

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Our Daily Bread designs

Our Daily Bread designs

I popped the butterfly up over Boho Paisley Background, stamped in Colorbox Pink Pastel, Ovals and Stitched Ovals dies, and a piece of the Beautiful Boho Paper Collection!

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I stamped and colored the heart from Boho Love the same way.

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For my background, I embossed the Boho Background Die, and used the Ovals and Stitched Ovals again. I love that Boho Love can be used with Ornate Hearts.

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For lots more Boho inspiration be sure to stop by the ODBD blog.

Be sure to visit my sister sticks for some awesome creations!!

Julie * Cathy * Angie  
Sandee * Amy * Silke * Lisa * Grace
 Chris * America * Loretta * Lori * Sabrina

Thanks for stopping!!

Dawn