Friday, November 20, 2015

Taking a Look Back at November….ODBD


Today we’re taking a look back at the November release from Our Daily Bread designs.
I love the look of a lot of white space but rarely make a card doing so!
I’m tickled with how this turned out using the Large Bow dies and Merry Christmas dies from this month!

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The other die used is Layered Lacey Squares. I cut two of the Merry Christmas out of the brushed gold and put them together for added dimension.



And here’s another one, just because! I used Small Bow dies, Pinecones dies, Lovely Leaves dies, Elegant Embellishment dies, Elegant Embellishments, Sparkling Stars dies, Boho Background, and Mini Tags.



For more November info, visit the ODBD blog, and be sure to stop by my sister sticks to see their awesome creations!

Sandee * Julie * Cathy * Amy 
Lori * Robin * America

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Let’s Wrap it Up with a Coordinating Tag!

Our Daily Bread designs

It’s time for another Challenge Chicks challenge, a small group of friends and stampers doing monthly challenges! Kelly gave us the challenge this month… “Make a tag that coordinates with some gift wrap”.


I decided to make my own wrapping paper with some gold tissue paper that I’d saved (lol, always a use for something to the crafter’s mind!). I randomly stamped the paper with ODBD Flourished Merry Christmas, and made my brushed gold paper bow with ODBD Large Bow, Medium Bow and Small Bow dies. What fun! I just love these new bow dies!!
{ODBD is experiencing technical problems with their website, just keep checking back}


And my tag to coordinate with my paper, from the set, Home Sweet Home, embossed in gold and on a Mini Tags die. I edged the tag with a gold leaf pen.

You'll find this month's challenge gallery on SplitCoastStampers using keyword CHXNOV15. 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!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

North Coast Creations November Release



Welcome to the November release from North Coast Creations!

Today I’ll be sharing cards made with these new images

NCC-Regular Size Set

NCC Singles






NCC Singles










Christmas Tree Maxwell is colored with Copics and stickles and cut “Out of Box” technique with ODBD Matting Circles and Doily dies, and layered on ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection.


Cute Cactus Lights… (must be fun decorating!)… colored with Copics and Stickles. I also used ODBD Mini Tags die, Small Bow die, and Christmas Paper Collection 2013.




Buford is back as Santa… in Santa Buford with some added Flower Soft Polar White trim. I also used ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Stitched Ovals die, Ovals die, Large Bow die, Patriotic Collection.


All the November info can be found on the NCC blog.

Be sure to check out my sister Coasters too!!

Julie * Sandee * Amy * Lori * Sabrina

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

ODBD November Release!


Welcome to the November release from Our Daily Bread designs! Today I’ll be sharing 2 Christmas cards, yay! two down, how many more to go!!
I’m really excited about these new dies this month!!

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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until November 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 November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is what I used for my samples today


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Die Web Graphic Template NEW








ODBD Background size

ODBD - Singles









Starting off with this sparkly-looks-like-you-worked-all-day card, that really was very quick and easy to do!

I stamped Snowflake Border Background in embossing ink and heat embossed a mixture of holographic and enchanted gold embossing powders.
Flourished Merry Christmas was stamped, cut with Vintage Labels die, then just the edges inked with embossing ink and heat embossed with the same powders.

I love, love, love these new dies!!! Lovely Leaves Dies has endless possibilities and Medium Bow Dies used on this card!


My next sample took even less time to whip up with the aid of the beautiful paper from last month, Christmas Card Collection 2015, as my base!

The Mighty God, stamped in Jet Black and sponged with distress ink, framed by running the largest Layered Lacey Squares die part way through then positioning it to make a rectangle, flipping it and partially running it through again. 


Small Bow Dies was used along with the long pinecones and pine boughs from Lovely Leaves Dies.

In case you missed my sneak peek, these dies aren’t limited to Christmas! I love Fall! This was done for a challenge on Splitcoast.


You can see all the November info on the ODBD blog.

Be sure to stop by my sister sticks to see their awesome creations!!

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 30, 2015

My Favorite Time of Year


I LOVE Fall, the colors, the crunchy leaves under my feet, boots, sweaters, hoodies, bonfires, apple and pumpkin everything, the crisp air….. it’s just wonderful!!

Sharing with you a peek at some of the new fun dies coming Nov. 1st from Our Daily Bread designs!


We have BOWS!!! Not just one size, but 3!! This is the Small Bow die I used here, and all that fun Fall color foliage is Lovely Leaves dies! I also used Pretty Posies.

I combined several challenges from Splitcoast this week, the sketch, ways to use it (use a brush…. I used a toothbrush to brush on several distress inks onto the paper), and the free for all… FALL COLORS!


Be sure to check back on the 1st for the entire release!!

Unfortunately we’re at the end of our color… I took this on our last kayak trip last week…..sigh….

10-26-15 Cell 3

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Looking Back at Mid-October from ODBD


A wintery look for a birthday card! Today we’re reviewing the mid-month October release from Our Daily Bread designs.


For this card….no stamping!
I know…. {{{{shock}}}}!










I also used Mini Tags, Peaceful Poinsettia, and Flourished Star Pattern dies. I used the largest of the FSP die on the deer, matted that on the ecru piece then carefully took the leftover outer edge and attached it to the mat!

You can also check out the ODBD blog for more inspiration.


Be sure to stop by my sister sticks
for more mid-October inspiration!

Sandee * Julie * Cathy * Grace  
Robin * Amy * Diana * Lori

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Roses, Hearts and Create and Craft TV Info


I’m back with another sample from the new book, Art Coloring Book, by Katy Sue Designs, plus links for Create and Craft TV schedule and where to watch.

The Art Coloring Books broadcast will be at 1pm ET, Oct 29th, channel listing here, and the program guide here, you can watch online too.

Ok, here is the starting of the Roses and Hearts shoe!
{right click on a picture to bring it up larger in another window for easier viewing}


Each picture is easily marked as 8x8 for easy framing.




With the shading already there, it makes coloring a snap!


The roses….done, but not done.


I wanted to really have the roses and hearts POP, I thought greys would be a nice compliment.


I started the hearts in a pale purple on the weft (the crosswise parts…)


Then came in on the warp with several purple shades. In the end I went over the entire heart with the pale purple again.

I also took several of the greys and added some shadow.

To give the roses a little more dimension, I added some white pencil and blended it in.



Above is before white pencil, below is the finished picture.


I hope I’ve inspired you to,
order your books tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!