Friday, October 24, 2014

North Coast Creations October Release!

Welcome to the October release from
North Coast Creations!
These are the two I’ll be sharing with you 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 October 17, 2014 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 18, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

You can see all the info here

Now, here are the cards I made for you today!

Fall is in the air here in my part of the country, trees are in full color and it won’t be long until we’re thinking Thanksgiving!

This is Tommy Turkey, colored with Copics and cut out-of-box with ODBD Vintage Labels. I stamped him several times cutting out the body and beak, popping those up.

it won’t be long until the snowflakes start falling!

For my next card, who doesn’t love a fun toboggan ride in fresh snow!!

Snowman Family is colored with Copics with a spinkling of Flower Soft for the snow. DP is ODBD Christmas Collection 2013 and the buttons are ODBD Matting Circles.

For more NCC October inspiration,
check out the rest of the coasters!

Lisa * Lori * Julie * Sandee  
Amber * Stacy

Thanks for stopping by!


A Look Back at October…ODBD

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread designs October release. You can also visit the ODBD Blog for more info. And don’t forget the November Pre-Order Special! More on that in a few…






Mistletoe Ornament, God’s Timing, Matting Circles from October are what I used for my card today, plus Circle Ornaments from last year.

I stamped the image in Distress Iced Spruce, embossed and colored with Copics.

And that gorgeous paper? Well that’s part of the November release that you can still get on pre-order special now until Oct. 31!!

Speaking of this beautiful paper…

I had made a poinsettia from the Peaceful Poinsettia die (which still needs to be added to a card) and I couldn’t stand the thought of wasting the piece of paper I’d cut them from! Tell me I’m NOT the only one like this!!

the poinsettia…waiting

I’d done a technique last week on Splitcoast, inlaid die cuts, which immediately made me think how to save my dp!


I sponged the poinsettias while still in the die with Adirondack Aqua. The greeting is from Holly Wreath.

A simple save!!

For many more awesome October inspirations, please see my sister sticks!

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rainbows, Fall Colors and Poinsettias!


Fall is my favorite time of year! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the crunch of the leaves! Here are a couple of things I have to share with you today!

The sketch today on Splitcoast is a quick simple one, easy to mass produce if need be…hmmmm, I see lots of Christmas cards in this design in the very near future!

This is also one of the color challenges this week which I wasn’t too sure about for a Christmas card, but ended up loving the results! It’s a special CC week as it’s #500!!! Wow!!! …there are 4 different color ‘seasons’ to choose.

This Poinsettia Ornament was very fast to color up too! Then I used the new Matting Circles die and Circle Ornaments die.

ODBD is also sponsoring the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. I stamped Noel Ornament twice for my background.  

Embossing folders used: Provo Craft Victoria, Swiss Dots and Holly Ribbons.


Yesterday we had some strong storms pass through that ended with a beautiful double rainbow in the early evening! My son, Jared, took this on his way home on our road. I added the word art.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas in…ODBD October Release #2!

What can be better than a beautiful Christmas release in October? A SECOND release!!! Yes, that’s right… two!

Due to some technical difficulties we weren’t able to show you all the October goodies. That’s what this post is all about!

All the info can also be found on the  ODBD blog.


Last year we released the Holly Wreath stamp, now an awesome die to match!!!



I love the look of fussy cutting and if I don’t have to actually do the fussy cutting, I’m a happy camper! This Holly Wreath die is just perfection!

I decided to do a swing card using the Holly Wreath die, Holly Wreath, Doily dies, and Christmas Collection 2013.

On the inside, Merry Christmas Ornament, Matting Circles, and Circle Ornaments.

Here is the tutorial I went by, tweeking to my liking, Swing Card.

See more of this 2nd release by
visiting my sister sticks!

Grace * Chris * LisaLori   
Sandee * Sabrina * Angie

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 October 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on our Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Also, do you want to get a head start on the November release??! Check out the pre-order info on the ODBD blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Celebrating a Birthday…Kelley’s!

Welcome to  Our Daily Bread Designs Birthday Blog Hop, celebrating Kelley’s Birthday! If you arrived here from awesome Silke you are in the right place,
if not, you might want to start at the

ODBD Blog and hop from there.

Some of us breadsticks got together to wish our fearless leader the
Happiest of Happy Birthdays tomorrow!!!

Hope your day is filled with pampering and relaxation, you surely deserve it!

I enjoyed using a variety to make my card for Kelley, Aster and Leaves, Matting Circles, Fancy Foliage, Vintage Labels, and Blushing Rose Collection.

Now it’s time to send you on to Diana for her fabulous birthday creation!

Love and Hugs, Kell!

Thanks for stopping!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Taking a Look Back…NCC September Release

Today we are taking a look back at
North Coast Creations September release,
here is the card I created using Gnome What? For more inspiration using the September release be sure to visit the
NCC Blog.

Pretty simple and fairly quick to put this cute card together! I used ODBD Matting Circles dies to cut my mushroom image and mat, then colored with Copics. I also used ODBD Pennants to stamp the sentiment. Another ODBD die peeking out is Vintage Flourish Pattern.

A very versatile set!

For lots more super ideas,
please visit the other coasters!

Sandee * Julie * Lori * Amber * Lisa

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas in…ODBD October Release!

It’s not too early to start your Christmas cards! Welcome to the ODBD October release! The design team has been busy creating all sorts of wonderful things, you’re going to LOVE this release!
Prize Information: Three randomly selected winners will each 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 just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD Blog or the Participating 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!
All the info can also be found here
My first card uses the beautiful Noel Ornament, embossed in gold, Matting Circles and the gorgeous Peaceful Poinsettias dies, along with dies from Fancy Foliage and Circle Ornaments. The Matting Circles coordinate with Circle Ornaments, making them a must have! I just love the Christmas Collection paper too, so perfect for mixing and matching!
All of the dies cuts were embossed, showing all that wonderful detail! I sponged the leaves, poinsettia centers and the flowers with ink to make that embossing pop. When it was all done I gave it a healthy spritz of Glimmer Mist!

If my card looks a little different than the one on the ODBD blog, it’s because I forgot to add the bow! It got buried on my table….does that ever happen to you?!

My next card uses a set that I think will be so versatile, God’s Timing.

I embossed the clock and hands and sponged with ink. The Matting Circles and Circle Ornaments were used for the clock, hands and base. The verse is on Vintage Flourish Pattern. Leaves Background just seemed the perfect background too!

I knew I’d saved that old necklace chain for a reason!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post sharing this release as much as I did creating the samples!!
Just wait till you see what my sister sticks have for you!!
Grace * Chris * Lori * Julie   Sandee * Cathy * Paula   Lisa * Silke * Wanda * Sabrina  *  Angie
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD September Release

Today we’re taking a look back at the September release from Our Daily Bread designs!
I also have a special offer to you, my readers!!
But you’ll have to read clear to the
end of this post to see just what!!Winking smile

More September info can be found
on the ODBD blog.

For this card today I used, Sewing, Stitches, Soulful Stitches Collection, Doily dies, along with Beautiful Borders, Recipe Card and Tags, and Zinnia and Leaves dies.

I split the dp background to keep it looking like a whole A2 piece, hiding the cut edges with ribbon. The edge that should have ‘cross stitch’ on the right is also trimmed, with the patchwork border on top! I liked the look of the wavy edge on the Zinnia die for the quote too.

I had made 2 cards for mid-month and couldn’t make up my mind which one to go with….so I’m sharing both!

I love how the Doily makes beautiful corner embellishments! The verse is from Stitches stamped on Recipe Card and Tags die, slid on the ribbon and popped up.

Love the rich look of black and white too! I used Chalkboard Collection as the base. 


Now….what is my special offer?? Thinking smileHmmmm

This past weekend I had fun working the ODBD card making retreat at Salt Fork State Park. It was a jam-packed weekend of techniques, designs, fun, food, laughter….more fun….well, you get the picture!

Anyhoo, my release card with the hand knitted swatch was on display… here it is if you missed it.

Had I had my needles and yarn with me, I could have knitted my fingers to the bone! Those ladies went crazy over that little swatch!!


So, here is the plan. You, yes YOU, leave me a comment telling me why you LOVE ODBD, and I’ll randomly choose someone to receive a handspun, knitted llama fiber swatch! You MUST be sure to leave your email address in your comment OR I have to be able to reply to your comment.

For more September inspiration, please visit my sister sticks!

Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori * SandeePaula * Stacy * Wanda

 Thanks for stopping by!