Wednesday, March 25, 2015

North Coast Creations March Release!

Welcome to the March release from North Coast Creations!
For my java loving friends, you're going to LOVE this one!!

Here are the sets I used for my samples today

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 March 27, 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 March 28, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

All the March info can be found on the NCC blog

I saw this cute card on pinterest and thought I'd make it into a gift card holder using Warm My Heart!
I made up my own template and used ODBD Blooming Garden Paper Collection for the cup and sleeve. I used my MISTI to stamp the red heart. Thanks a latte! is cut with ODBD Ornamental Hearts Die.

 I cut a couple slits in the bottom of the insert to slide the gift card into.

Here is What's Brewin'? stamped on an off white cardstock with Colorbox Chalk Rouge and hand cut.  I put foam squares just under the middle and a thin bead of glue on the outside edges to give it a 'rounded' mug look. The beautiful die cuts are coming soon from Our Daily Bread designs! The paper is ODBD Blushing Rose Collection.

And if you had a chance to visit Splitcoast today,
this is the sketch today. 

I used the colors from this week's color challenge too! This is a combo of both sets. I used my MISTI to do the 2 color ink stamping and the hearts. I also used ODBD Doily Die, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Matting Circles Die and Circle Ornaments Die.

Now, for plenty more coffee creations, please visit my sister Coasters!

 Lori * Lisa * Julie * Sandee  Patty * Angie * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking Back at March

SPRING has sprung according to the calendar! Yay! I did notice some tiny green sprouts pushing up through the ground! I'm looking forward to those first flowers!

Don't forget, we're still celebrating our 7th anniversary at ODBD! Check out this post for info.

Now, it's time to take a look back at the March release from Our Daily Bread designs!

Here are the items I used from this release.

I used Christ the Lord is Risen Today, stamped in Memento Grey Flannel, for my background. After coloring Basket of Blessings with Copics and hand cutting, I filled it with Lilacs (mmm, I love them!), popped it on top of the Doily die, and added the Grass Border and Butterfly Single.

For more on this March release, stop by the ODBD blog.

And for tons more inspiration, please visit my sister Breadsticks!

Julie * Cathy * Lori Sandee * Wanda 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An Anniversary Celebration with ODBD!

Welcome to the ODBD 7th anniversary blog hop!

Two great sets released today, God Verses and God Quotes!

For my first sample I just had to use God’s Hands because it fit so well with the quote! I stamped it on Kraft with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with baby oil, then I over-stamped with Ranger Jet Black to make it pop!

The quote is stamped in Jet Black on Vintage Labels, sponged with Ranger Frayed Burlap. The background is Chalkboard Fan Background stamped in Frayed Burlap. I used my MISTI, great for even stamping! I used the largest die in Flourished Star Pattern, Vintage Flourish Pattern, and Asters and Leaves. The background layer is dry embossed with Distressed Stripes folder.

My next sample, God Verses, on a flower created with Recipe Card and Tags, Happy Birthday die, Faithful Fish Pattern, Zinnia and Leaves die, Grass Border die, and Blooming Garden Collection

And….one more!

God Quotes, Shabby Rose Collection, Circle Ornaments, and Matting Circles. 

Prize Information: - 
Seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 19, 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 March 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

All the info can also be found on the ODBD blog plus past posts about “Behind the Scenes” or “How Rubber is Made”. Again, thanks to Rick and Kelley and all the people who make Our Daily Bread designs the best!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

For lots more amazing creations with the anniversary release,
please visit my sister Breadsticks!

Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin  
Sabrina * Lisa * Grace * Gracie * AudreyWanda * Paula * Cathy * Diana * Sandee

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

We’re Celebrating ODBD’s Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome, and glad you joined us to help celebrate Our Daily Bread designs 7th anniversary!

Be sure to read the special prize details as they are a little different than just leaving a comment. And be sure to check out the celebratory things going on that started yesterday!

The design team was to pick a scripture from any of the Scripture Collections for their post today, I chose Scripture Collection 10.

I also used some of my favorites, Shabby Rose Collection, Doily die, Beautiful Borders die, Fancy Foliage die, Aster and Leaves die, Pennants die, and Vintage Labels die.

Prize details: We would love to have you join us in sharing your projects using an ODBD Scripture.  Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, cards using techniques, scrapbook pages or home decor items, we would love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps.   To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of this post  by Saturday, March 20, 2015.  Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to receive a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on Sunday, March 21, 2015, so please be sure to check there to see if you have won.

ODBD Scripture Collection Sale
Sale details - From now through Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can SAVE 25% on all Scripture Collection stamp sets, please see the ODBD Blog.

Wishing Kelley, Rick and the entire ODBD crew many more years and thank you for your dedication to making these beautiful Christian products!!

Now, for more Scripture samples, please visit my sister Breadsticks and see
their awesome creations!

Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin  Sabrina * Grace * Elizabeth 
Audrey  * Cathy * Sandee * Gracie


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

North Coast Creations…Looking Back at February

It’s time to take a look back at the February stamps from North Coast Creations!

Mother Nature is still playing with us here in my neck of the woods….snow, freezing rain, warm, cold! But it won’t be long until the spring flowers will be scattered around the yard and I can enjoy the real thing! Until then, I can enjoy coloring them!





These are the 2 sets I used for my samples today.

For my gatefold card, I stamped a background from ODBD, Chalkboard Vine Background with ColorBox Chalk Pink Pastel, on the pink cardstock, then I randomly stamped Pansies over it in Ranger Jet Black.

I stamped the Pansies again with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil. To make the image POP!, I stamped again using Jet Black and my MISTI (stamp positioner), then hand cut it out.

My layers are: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut to size to fit the ‘gates’, Ornate Borders and Flower die embossed with dots,  and two more from VFP die.

Sample #2 is a simple one, I love how it turned out!

I colored up Daffodils with Copics.

Since I had the background stamp out, I decided to use it again! This time stamped in ColorBox Chalk Yellow Ochre. I cut a window using ODBD Vintage Labels die and added the ODBD Gilded Gate fence die.  

You can see more info on the NCC blog

For lots more NCC February inspiration, please visit my sister Coasters!

Julie * Lisa * Sandee 
Lori * Patricia * Angie

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

ODBD March Release!

March…….in like a LION
(we’re forecast to get 4-6 inches of snow!),
out like a Lamb!
Nineteen more days until……. SPRING!!!

Welcome to the March release from Our Daily Bread designs! Sit back and enjoy what the we’ve created just for YOU!

This is what I used for my samples today from this release.

I used the basket from Basket of Blessings, colored it with Copics and hand cut it, then filled it full of flowers from Iris and Happy Easter…all fussy cut. Filling in between the flowers, I used Grassy Border die. I can see me using this die A LOT!!! I used Vintage Labels die for the greeting and Flourished Star Pattern die for the gingham layer. I felt kind of bad for covering up the beautiful paper from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection! That cute little gingham bow is from Circle Ornaments die.

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 March 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

You can also see all the info here, on the ODBD blog.

My next sample hides nothing and lets the beauty of the Shabby Rose Paper Collection and the beautiful hymn by Charles Wesley, Christ the Lord is Risen Today,  shine through! One of my favorite Easter hymns!

I used Ranger Victorian Velvet for the title and Ranger Iced Spruce for the music, embossed in clear. (although these inks stay wet for a while to emboss, I also used Versamark before inking up in the color to ensure a good embossing!)

For lots more March inspiration, please visit my sister sticks and see their fabulous creations!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Grace  
Angie * Lisa * Sabrina
Silke * Chris * Wanda * Audrey

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Coloring on Kraft…and MISTI!

Spring is right around the corner….21 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes at the time I’m writing this post!

I love daffodils and iris and if you’ve been with me any time at all, you know I have them all around my yard. I can’t wait to see all those green sprouts start pushing up through the ground!

I’m sharing several things with you today. A sneak peek at one of the new stamps coming from Our Daily Bread designs, Christ the Lord Background, and I caved and jumped on the newest stamping craze… the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia!

This is also several challenges on Splitcoast today, stamping on kraft for the F4A and ‘along the edge’ for the Mix-Ability.

I love the look of stamping on kraft and even better when colored with pencils (Prismacolor)! But did you ever notice when you color over your lines and blend the pencil, you lose the definition of your stamp…the ink seems to fade. (unless of course you’ve embossed your image!) I’m going to show you what I like to do. And, now that I have the MISTI it’s going to make it soooo much easier!!.

I started by stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black, my favorite for coloring because it doesn’t smear. I left the background in place while I colored with my pencils and blended with baby oil. (yes, you can blend with baby oil!)

You can see as I colored and blended over lines that it faded the black.

So, this is what I like to do to make the image POP again!

With my image all colored, I put it back in the same spot, this time stamping with Ranger Jet Black. It’s a crisp, black. I don’t recommend for coloring unless you emboss or let it dry for a long time, it tends to smear and I’m way too impatient! I want to start coloring NOW!

It really defines your image to ‘over stamp’!

I decided I wanted to pop up the flowers, so I used a scrap of kraft, set it in the area where the flowers would be and with my background still in the same place, inked up just the flowers with Tuxedo Black. Using a pencil, I made an outline where this scrap was so I could put it in the same spot to ‘over stamp’ it! The MISTI worked like a charm!! Awesome!

Be sure to pop in on the first to see the March release!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD February Release

Today we’re taking a look back at the February release from Our Daily Bread designs.

Flowers and birds just seem to go together and a Chickadee on wildflowers is something I see a lot!





I stamped Life is a Gift in Ranger Jet Black on a piece of light green vellum, then I colored on the backside with Copics. The greeting is from Miss You and is on a Mini Tags die. I love the Chickadee from You Will Find Refuge, colored with Copics and hand cut.

Quatrefoil Pattern die is the base for the  grand decorative oval and petite oval.


Here is another one just because! I hadn’t done a ‘shadow’ stamp card for a while…





Miss You, stamped in Memento Nautical Blue, then stamped again in Veramark and embossed in white. I did a lot of sponging with Ranger Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood and Black Soot.

Hello die is cut from the Blushing Rose Collection, glued to a piece of burlap. I cut 2 Fence die and put them together with a narrow strip to make the fence larger.

The embossing folder is by Darice.


For a lot more beautiful February inspiration, you may visit the ODBD blog,
and be sure to stop my sister Breadsticks too!!

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Julie * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!