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Thursday, March 31, 2016

DRS Challenge #220-Spring Fling

Good morning!
Springtime is here!

Well, it is spring and nothing says spring louder than birds building nest and setting up house keeping at the local birdhouse!! I've used spring colors today to make everything look bright and happy!
My plaid was done with the usual Woven Plaid (cut apart so each piece is separate) in pink, yellow, orange, blue and green.  My dots were done 3 times over using pink, blue and yellow.
I stamped the birdhouse branch first then masked the top leaves so the I could stamp the lovebirds branch without over-lapping lines.
I borrowed this sketch from Splitcoaststampers and added ribbon and a bow.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join in the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Hinged Gate Fold

 Time for Spring cards and I just love this fold.
I used I.O. dies, Our Daily Bread Designs dies, Memory Box dies and Martha Stewart border punches.  I also added Liquid Pearls to flower centers and tiny flowers in the grass, Copic color to shade the white house detail, and white paint pen to make the fawn spots.
The instructions
  The outside edge of each 2 ¾ X 4 ¼” decorated panel will be flush with the outside edge of the card base but only glued to one half (the outside half) of the decorated panel.  It is actually better to put the glue on the 1 3/8” card base not the decorated panel to make sure it is only glued on that side.
After embossing and decorating your insert, go ahead and glue that piece in as well. 
If you want to tuck something in to keep the gate close you will need to plan that out with your decorating.  Something should hang over the edge on, say the left side, then leave something that is popped up, open (loose) so that your over hanging piece can slip underneath the open part on the right side.
This is the basic instructions for the Hinged Gate Fold.   You can choose any decorating that pleases you.  

Card base and pieces for decorating.

These are the decorated pieces before they were attached to the card base.

I hope you will try this fun card.  It is a lot of fun to decorate in any season or subject.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

ODBD-Looking Back at March

Good morning!
Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs March Release, here are the cards I created  

ODBD stamps: Keys To Happiness
ODBD dies: Double Stitched Squares , Layered Lacey Squares, Squares, Doily, Double Stitched CirclesKeys, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Flourished Star Pattern
ODBD paper: Christmas Card Collection 2015
Card details:
I stamped and embossed my sentiment with VersaMagic and Detail Gold Powder then Die cut it with the Double Stitched Circles. I die cut all the rest of my layers from White Linen and then framed the white with gold mirror paper.  My card base is folded white linen A-2 size.  I did use a dot and diamond dot embossing folder on some of my layers as well.
The keys were die cut from a paper out of the Christmas Card collection.
Lots of pearls were added and a sheer white ribbon bow to finish it off.

My next card features: New release stamp: Superstar and favorite Shine On.
Card details:
I stamped and embossed the sentiment same as above card, I also stamped and embossed the stars with silver detail powder as well as the gold.
I used the Double Stitched Stars die to mat each star with gold or silver mirror paper (the stitches REALLY show up well on the metallic paper).
After cutting my layers of white and gold for the card I wrapped my Flourished Star Pattern panel with 1 1/2" white satin ribbon and tied a bow with 1" white satin then I started layering all my stars and sentiment layers on top. Card base is the usual (for me) A-2 folded white linen.
I love the verse on this card!  It shows just a tiny bit how great our God is. 
Psalm 8:3-4
 "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him"
Yet, He calls US all by name too and knows the number of hairs on our heads, for those who know Him, He has written our names on the palms of His hands!
He has created the galaxies and yet He love me and you!

John 3:16New Living Translation  “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."  That my friend is love!

 For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

 The links for each designer in today's Hop

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin (me) * Julie 
Lisa * Sabrina * Silke * Melissa (Guest Designer)

New Our Daily Bread Designs products used:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

DRS Challenge #219-B Words!

Good morning!
B is for Beautiful!!
B is for blue, butterflies and bunny.

DRS stamps: 688P Polka Dots, 702D Cute Little Bunny w/Egg, 1068H Three Flowers with Butterfly, 744F Three Butterflies
I also used an egg die, fence punch and grass punch, a frame die (which I popped up), an embossing folder and some glittery enamel dots.

One of my eggs, if you look closely is stamped with the Polka Dots in lavender and colored blue around the dots. The other egg I just added some lines and colored in the spaces.  The little bunny was colored and fussy cut to sit on the frame.  My flowers were masked and stamped twice.
I used a favorite sketch from Splitcoaststampers for my layout and that is about it.
I hope you will join us this week for the B-Word challenge at DRS Designs.
There are prizes that await some lucky winner.
Thanks for visiting today and hope to see you again!

Monday, March 21, 2016

ODBD-Special Anniversary Edition

Good morning!
We have been Celebrating Our Daily Bread Design's 8th Anniversary  
this week, so here is another "Bronze Beauty" using those special Anniversary Edition dies.
As I wrote a few days ago, the color Bronze, when Googled, came up as anywhere from a reddish brown like copper to a chocolate brown metallic color.
 I've done a combination of those colors on my card today!

I used the Winter 2014 paper collection for this card along with some copper (rubbed with oiled Bronze metallic Rub-On), some dark gold, and black for my papers.  I used Perfect pearls, Bronze, for the flower and some mixed fibers.  I also used some gold and brown Prills (US Artquest)
for my flower centers.
ODBD stamps used: Grace's Strength
ODBD paper: Winter Collection 2014

I also made this Gold foiled frame beauty.

ODBD stamps: Grace's Hope, Belles Vignes
ODBD dies: Lavish Layers, Filigree Frames, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Flourished Star Pattern

I stamped and embossed the Belles Vignes on white, heat embossed and then ran it through my laminator with gold foil.  The gold foil only sticks to the embossing as it gets warm again when it goes through the laminator.  I then cut my Filigree frame from the gold foiled paper.  The other gold paper used is gold foiled (bought that way), and I used white and black as well.  The bow is gold metal mesh.
I really love the new stamps and dies from the Anniversary sets this year.
They are very decorative and I expect to use them a lot this year!
I think I may experiment with some more foiling as well, that is so fun and really has a rich look.
Oh before you go, today is also the Scavenger Hunt at ODBD.
Make sure you visit the ODBD blog page to see all the details.

Prize Information: 
Three winners with the correct answers will be chosen to receive a $15.00 Gift Code to the ODBD store!! Winners will be announced on the blog on March 24, 2016.

Thank you for visiting today and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

ODBD-3 Favorites Of The Year

Good morning!
Continuing our week of celebration for ODBD 8th Anniversary
 we are showing our 3 favorite Our Daily Bread Design cards for the year (2015).

This one is definitely one of my favorites.
I love doing special, fancy folds and doing construction type cards.
To find more info on this card you can go to my original post HERE.
ODBD Fancy Fold: double display fold card.
This card I made last spring and it is still displayed on my china hutch!!

My next card is a side step card.  I did not do this one as a blog post so I can't give you a link there but the link to the card and instructions on Splitcoaststampers is HERE
Fluttering around Psalm 23rd
Side view
Front view
ODBD Fancy Fold: Side Step Card
I loved the look of this card that is why it is in my 3 choices.  It was also featured on the ODBD store site for May or June.

My third card for today is one of my husband's favorite cards..of all times!!
Find the details from the original post HERE.  It is also displayed on my china hutch! My husband loves this card because he loves snow and he is also interested in water wheels and mills (most men are).

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 22, 2016 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 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

God bless you! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. (John 15:5-8)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy 8th Anniversary to ODBD

Good morning!
Happy Anniversary Our Daily Bread Designs!
Today we are having a special Anniversary Blog Hop!! I'm so excited to show you what we have new in store for you!!
Kelley had these new stamp sets made for the 8th Anniversary celebration in honor of our own Grace Nywening!  She is in a battle again cancer!  These are some favorite scriptures and quotes that she has found strength in these past few months. 
See the whole story WITH photos on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog page.
Grace is an amazing woman of godly strength and character.
She is truly amazing!!
What a wonderful example to all of us who strive to walk 
the Christian walk!! 

ODBD stamps used: Grace's Strength
ODBD paper: Easter Card Collection

These new die sets (also made for the celebration) are so ornate, I just love them!  These new sets combined with the rectangles and Double stitch rectangles (which fit perfectly) make gorgeous cards.
Pair them with any of the ODBD papers and your card is made!
I added gold foil paper, pearls and beautiful pink ribbon to complete my first card.

ODBD stamps used: Grace's Strength
ODBD dies: Lavish LayersRectangles, Double Stitched RectanglesSmall Bow
ODBD paper: Pastel Collection

This second card is lavender (from Pastel Paper Collection) and silver mirror paper along with some lavender rhinestone flourishes.
On both cards I used foam tape from 3M to pop up each layer.

  Leave a comment at each team member's blog post to be in the running for prizes (see info below). 
      Design Team:
Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin (me) 
Angie * Chris 
Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Prize Information: 
Eight randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 18, 2016 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 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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