Monday, September 1, 2014

Sew Happy to See You…ODBD Release!

Hello and welcome to the ODBD September release! The breadsticks have been busy creating a variety of awesome
samples for you….


Prize Information:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website. You have until September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my samples today, I used
















I used our Tri-Shutter Card, stamping Birthday Doily in Adirondack Shell Pink on white cardstock for a background. I cut the pieces to fit then started adding all the fun stuff!!

The beautiful Doily Dies are great alone or sponged while still in the die as I did here.

Using Vintage Flourish Pattern, and Recipe Card and Tags, I stamped the verses and stitched frame from Birthday Doily and Sewing

My next card features the Hand Knit set with matching Knitting Basket and Yarn dies.

And…I just thought it needed something ‘hand knit’! I used size 0 needles for my handspun llama, single ply then transferred to toothpicks for the card.


Lady provided the fiber


The verse is stamped on the Doily and layered on the new paper, Soulful Stitches Collection. Sew perfect for your stitching and handmade card projects!

Now, for lots more September release inspiration, please visit my sister sticks!

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


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Let’s Peek into September!

Not going to say too much because all you quilters, knitters, seamstresses and anyone that does handwork will find out soon enough, but you’re going to LOVE this September release!!

Kinda gave it away didn’t I…or did I?!

This card was done for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast, and this was my inspiration.

The dress stamp is called Elizabeth, embossed and watercolored with reinkers. The quote is from Stitches, and is also embossed. That beautiful lacy doily is from the Doily Die and it’s cut from Soulful Stitches Collection paper! I also added Beautiful Borders from another piece of the paper collection.

The base is Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, watercolor paper is Marvelous Squares.

Be sure to check in on the 1st to see more!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Old Guys…and my Brother


These guys just crack me up! The one in yellow reminds me of Mr. Magoo!

I was excited to find Art Impressions at Stampaway this year! I love their images, they’re so fun and a lot of the sentiments are on the ‘sarcastic’ side which makes me love them even more! LOL! Of course they’re also fun to color!!


This is Old Guys Rule

I stamped then masked them to create the background. I sponged the wall first with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen , then used a stencil and sponged with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo. The stencil is by The Crafter’s Workshop which I purchased at Our Daily Bread designs.

Of course they’re colored with Copics.

Inside it says (also AI),
You’re not old…
You’re just chronologically gifted!

Old Guys Rule… and my brother, what do they have in common?


This is the birthday card I sent to my dear brother, older than I but ever so young at heart! He doesn’t look near as grumpy as these guys either!

Hope your day is a blast, brudder dear!
Love and Hugs!


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thinking of You….

Our Daily Bread designs

I love it when everything just falls into place when making a card! Today’s Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast was just perfect for this embossing folder I have but don’t use very often!


I also combined yesterday’s Color Challenge, pink, brown and yellow!

This is ODBD Anchor the Soul, colored with Copics and a little white gel pen. I also used Elegant Ovals to cut the sentiment from the same set. Blushing Rose is my base.

The ‘Polaroid’ embossing folder is by Darice, which I cut out and popped up. The swirls ef is by Provo Craft.

Pretty quick and simple and that’s certainly what I need today!!


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Friday, August 15, 2014

We’re Looking Back at the ODBD August Release


Our Daily Bread designs

Today we’re taking a look back at the ODBD August release, and I’m still wishing I was at the beach!!! Sigh….

Here is what I used for my card today along with an older set, Happy Retirement.

Our Daily Bread designs






Flip Flop Border Die






I stamped the beach scene in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, waves are white gel pen, cut with Labels 21, and added some twine.

The sand dollar from Ocean Treasures, flip flops from Life is Better are both stamped in Ranger Brushed Corduroy and clear embossed. The sand dollar is hand cut. I used that fun Flip Flop Border die for the flip flops.

The base is a Sizzix embossing folder sponged with Brushed Corduroy. The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Jet Black and clear embossed, cut with Fancy Framed Tags II, and sponged.


If YOU happen to be close enough to the beach… think of me! Stick your toes in the sand, walk in the surf, gather some shells….. Enjoy!

And for more August creations, visit the ODBD blog and my sister sticks!

Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Sandee * Wanda * Stacy

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Just Relax….a Variety Post!

Our Daily Bread designs

A week of county fair, working a two day stamp show and now at mid-week I’m getting back into the old grind!

I thought for today I’d just post a medley rather than all separate posts. So… if you’re only into stamping, you’ll have to endure some fair pics and vice-versa!

Today’s technique spotlight on Splitcoast was a Quarter Fold Card. Here is what I did.

Our Daily Bread designs

I used a variety from the Our Daily Bread designs August release… Flip Flop Fun, Ocean Treasures, Anchor the Soul, My Lifeguard, and Life is Better. All of them colored with Copics with a little white gel pen accents.

Then, it unfolds to this…

Our Daily Bread designs



The day after we’re done at fair is always Stampaway, a 2 day show just north of Cincinnati. I love working that show! The pre-show on Friday night is always fun because it’s a silly theme. This year it was Crazy Hats!
Last minute throw together…. I used my visor, had a Wisteria garland, a bird and bird nest. Amber and Josh helped wrap my head and I was set! LOL!!

Since Amber makes lots of cupcakes, she made this adorable hat!



Rick’s glasses even had the flag on them!



I caught this cute little Goldfinch out my dining room window the other day, feasting on a volunteer from the winter birdseed!




Fair week! Always exhausting…but fun! We had great weather and a great show! The llamas and alpacas, as always, a hit with everyone!



Wednesday is “Kid’s Day”, fun activities and freebies. One vendor had sunglasses, so all the kids had to go get a pair. Of course there had to be some clowning around! And, then of course, I had to play around with the picture!

Leah with Argento (Little Man), the alpaca.


LittleManLeah BW Pink

One of our obstacles was to stop and the kids were to wave a bubble wand while the animal had to stand still. Some of the kids had great bubbles, some none and some a few…..Leah, I think would have stood there ALL DAY making bubbles!! LOL!









Gabriel and Lady, 1st place Showmanship!


Trevor and Little Man, 1st place Obstacle!


The End!

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