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Friday, March 31, 2017

Anniversary Reminder Post

Good morning!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Release, here is the card I created using Large Numbers, Celebration, Balloons and Streamers, Ovals and Christian Faith Paper Collection. For more inspiration using the Anniversary Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
I love these colors and just love blue and silver together.
These numbers are fantastic for special birthdays, Anniversaries, and of course, "Class of" cards.

Every year we know kids graduating from our local high school and these are the colors, light blue/dark blue and white (I used some silver to highlight).
When I die cut the numbers I embossed and stenciled some silver on them too. 
The balloons, streamers and oval are cut out of a textured silver metallic paper.
I stamped and embossed the oval with a sentiment from "Celebration", using a Royal Blue foil embossing powder.
The only other embellishments are 3 silver half balls at the lower left side.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration
Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Angie * Lori 
Sandee * Robin * Kathy * Diana * Julie * Helen

Thanks for visiting!

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Psalm 62:7New King James Version (NKJV)

In God is my salvation and my glory;

The rock of my strength,

And my refuge, is in God.

Friday, March 24, 2017

ODBD Inspiration Post

Good morning!

Don't you just love pink and yellow together? 
Recently I bought some tulips from the store and I bought them because they were a blend of pink and yellow, yup, that's right.
I beautiful bouquet of pink and yellow tulips!
They are sitting on my dining table right now!!
Now, for my card...

I stamped the tulips all over and embossed with white embossing powder and then I sponged pink and yellow ink to cover the entire panel.  The white embossing acts like a resist to create my background.  I  wanted a soft look so I covered my background with a piece of vellum.  It has glue under areas where it won't show.
I stamped and die cut my tulip focal on white and colored with Copics.
I used the Ornate Ovals die set to mat the tulips using foam tape between layers.
The mini Bow die was used to add a bow for my tulip bouquet.
I stamped the sentiment with pink and die cut it with the Pierced Rectangles then tucked it under the top of the Ornate Oval.
Pearls were added to embellish.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ephesians 6:10-11New King James Version (NKJV)

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ODBDSLC284 Anything Goes With ODBD Reminder

Good morning! 
Time for a challenge reminder...have you done a card yet?  There is a prize awaiting!!

ODBD stamps: Tulips
ODBD dies: TulipCircle Scalloped RectanglesHappy Birthday ScriptPierced RectanglesFlower Lattice
ODBD paper: Fun and Fancy Fold-Center Step cardShabby Rose Collection

I stated with the center step card from ODBD and cut panels to cover with decorative paper from ODBD.  I chose a color to coordinate with the colors in the paper and die cut my decorative elements and the script happy birthday.
I stamped and die cut my tulips out of white and colored with Copic Markers to match.  I stamped the image with similar colors so that it would be a "no-line" look when finished.
The only embellishment I have today is the ribbon making my tulips look like a bouquet to give to mom!
Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope your will visit my design team sisters to get more inspiration.  You can visit them by clicking on their name below.

You can enter the challenge by clicking HERE.


Galatians 5:22-23New King James Version (NKJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Friday, March 17, 2017

9th Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Good morning!
We are celebrating Our Daily Bread Design's 9th Anniversary!!

My first card is for this celebration!!
Amethyst is the alternative color for the 9th Anniversary and since I LOVE purple, especially the Amethyst stone (the first ring my husband gave me as a promise ring), I decided to use it for my color.
I used the new Large numbers and the Celebration Clear stamp set.

I die cut the 9 in white and purple then layered them. I did the same with the "th"
I die cute the border in purple and used the edge portion of the die to cut the decorative paper.  I stamped the sentiments on white and die cut them. 

My next card celebrates a Golden Anniversary celebration.
Some of my sweet friends have had these celebrations in the last couple of years.

I used a new gold paper I got that has a bit of texture to it to die cut the 50 and did a second set in white.  The sentiments are done in Gold sparkle embossing powder.  I made white flowers and gold micro beads for the centers. 
The hearts are die cut with the same textured gold paper as my 50.
For a finishing touch I've added sheer white ribbon with gold trim and white pearls.

Come hop along for our special Anniversary Blog Hop
The "Breadsticks"
Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Lisa 
Robin (that's me)Julie Kathy 
Dawn * Grace * Lori * Chris * Helen

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 18, 2017 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!

Thanks for visiting!!

New ODBD products used

Colossians 3:12New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ODBD March Release Reminder

Good morning!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs March Release, here is the card/project I created using Daffodils, Daffodil die, Pierced Rectangles, pierced Ovals, Plum Pizzazz, and Lavish Layers .  For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I did another "no line" stamping and coloring for the daffodils this morning by stamping with yellow ink and green ink and then coloring with Copic Markers.
You can also do this on water color paper by stamping with very light color/colors and water color your project, the results are beautiful.
I used the pretty plaid paper from Plum Pizzazz paper pack and the lovely Lavish Layers to frame.  After die cutting my daffodils I glued them to a Pierced Oval.  My sentiment is also stamped on a Pierced Oval.  The purple layer is cut with the Pierced Rectangles which is a perfect size to show just about an 1/8" of card base all the way around.
For final details I added pearls to the corners and a sheer bow to my stems. 

For more inspiration visit my sister breadsticks.
ODBD Design Team (Breadsticks)
Dawn * Cathy * Lisa * Helen * Kathy * Sandee 
Sabrina * Robin * Diana Lori * Julie

Thanks for visiting today!!

2 Peter 1:5-8New King James Version (NKJV)

Fruitful Growth in the Faith

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations

I am so happy to be one of the semi-finalist for the Heartfelt 2017 design team.
Here are my projects that got me to this point, I hope you will vote for me, just click the link HERE.

Special Day
Cut the heart out of blue paper from Birds and Blooms, use the cut out to trace another larger heart on white linen using the Magic Matter tool and then fussy cut to make a frame for the heart.
Die cut the Decorative Oval and place under cut out heart and glue into place cutting off excess.
Cut a piece of white Fun Foam and then cut with the heart die and stack under heart cut out, glue in place, let dry thoroughly.
Cut a piece of pink paper from the Birds and Blooms paper and adhere under all layers then glue to a card base of white linen folded (4 ½ X 6 ½”).  Die cut the Delicate Border from white linen twice (top and bottom) and glue in place.
Stamp, die cut and sponge color onto the Classic Leaf, Birds, and Flowers then form all on a foam pad with flower forming tools.  Glue flowers together and add Prills in the centers and glitter to the petals.
Glue stems and flower to card front and foam tape little birds, then add ribbon bow and ribbon pieces in the floral spray with glue and glue dots.
Fussy cut a sentiment tag from the Birds and Blooms paper and curl as a wave then glue in place, placing foam tape under the raised portion.
Final additions: Pearl halves on the cross sections of the Decorative oval, clear Wink of Stella on the leaves and birds. 

Fish and Hibiscus

Cut scallop oval from a piece of 4 ½ X 6” chipboard (I used the back chipboard of a water color pad) that has been covered with paper.
Cut same oval out of two pieces of 4 1/1 X 6” Fun Foam and glue together to the back of the chipboard. When dry completely, sponged purple on inside of oval covering chipboard edges, cover outside of chipboard with purple Washi tape.
Stamp, die cut and color fish, flowers, coral, leaves and shells.  I used Copic markers for all but the flowers and leaves, (they were sponged with two Distress colors each).
Form flowers with flower tools and mat then glue together and add Prills and glitter.
Add fiber with glue and glue a piece of the avocado bag to the side of the blue decorative base panel,  then glue the oval cut out top panel (purple decorative paper) to the base.  Add fish (glue the orange fish to the base and foam tape the green/blue fish to the base under the orange fish).
Glue this stacked card to a folded white linen card stock card measuring 4 ½ X 6”.
I then began adding the coral to the sides and bottom, cutting away the extra length on the bottom portion of coral, add in some extra shells where needed.  The Oyster shell with pearl is popped up.
Add in flowers at the top and stuff pieces of gauze in between flowers and leaves for extra texture.
When everything was thoroughly dry, I went back and added Wink of Stella, Stickles, Nuvo-clear (for bubbles), Glossy Accents and pearls to my project.

A Prayer Away

Die cut borders and oval out of white linen card stock-using a grid board, line up borders on oval so that tops and sides and even and straight then add glue to oval only on inside edges of border so that the excess oval and lining can be cut away.
Dry emboss a white linen panel measuring 4 7/8 X 6 with embossing folder and glue to a folded white linen card, 6 3/16 X 5 1/16 then foam tape oval/border combo to the top.
Stamp, die cut, color (on the back side of vellum) and form Asters in double layers, making the second layer a bit smaller on each except the small aster which are two layers of the same size.
Form/scrunch stamen to stand up and add glue to the ends and then add Prills, Glue Dot stamen to each flower center.
Place flowers and leaves on oval die cut and glue in place.  Add crinkled bow with long tails at the left top, arrange tails using extra Glue Dots where needed.   Add extra seam binding between flowers as desired.
Finish top of oval with pearls and add larger pearls to each corner of the card.
Stamp, emboss and die cut sentiment on vellum and glue or tie to top right of oval.
Thank you for visiting my blog today!
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Materials for Your Special Day:
Birds and Blooms Paper
Birds and Blooms stamp set
Birds and Blooms die
Majestic Blooms stamp set
Majestic Blooms die
Decorative Oval die
Spellbinders-Nesting Hearts dies
Delicate Border Basics dies
Classic Leaf stamp
Classic Leaf die
Sheer pink ribbon
Pearl Prills
White Linen card stock
Self-adhesive pearl halves
Pink Bubblegum ink
Distress inks- Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberries, Mowed Lawn,
and Twisted Citron
Flower forming tools
White Fun Foam

Materials for Fish and Hibiscus:
Tropical Hibiscus stamp set
Tropical Hibiscus die
Under The Sea stamp set
Under The Sea die
Coral Reef Collage stamp set
Coral Reef Collage die
Birds and Blooms paper
Spellbinders Scallop Oval Nesting dies
Glossy Accents
Eyelash variegated green fiber
Avocado bag-green
Wink of Stella
Pearl Prills
Distress inks-Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Carved Pumpkin, and Picked Raspberry
Fun Foam
Purple Washi tape
Stickles-Crystal and Diamond
Copic Markers
White Linen card stock

Materials for A Prayer Away:
White Linen card stock
Vellum paper
Regal Borders and Pockets die
Decorative Oval die
Delicate Asters stamp set
Delicate Asters dies
Pearl Prills
Fine White embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
White Pigment ink (Hero Arts)
Pink pigment ink (Colorbox)
Embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
White seam binding- crinkled
Foam tape
Glue Dots
Sentiment (ODBD)
Mini tag die (ODBD)

ODBDSLC284-Anything Goes With ODBD Stamps

Good morning!

Time for a new challenge!!
This month's challenge is an ANYTHING GOES WITH ODBD stamps.
You can use any Our Daily Bread Stamps on your submissions this month!
How easy is that, right?
So come on, bring out those stamps and join us for the challenge!
Like usual there is a prize to win for one random winner and also one card is chosen for the Shining the Light award!!
Link your cards HERE.

I used the new side step card die for this project, using the Gable Box, Layering Hearts and Heavenly Hearts dies to make the flower pot.
The back panel was cut using the new Circle Scalloped Rectangles and Pierced Rectangles.  I stamped the sentiments with pink ink and stamped the flowers in pink, yellow and green ink so that I could do no-line coloring.
The second level is part of the Heavenly Hearts inset dies.

My background paper is pink and ivory dot throughout.
ODBD stamps: Tulips, Daffodils

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

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Thanks for visiting today!!

Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ODBD March New Release Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Our Daily Bread March Release Blog Hop!

I have two new flower cards for you today using the new Daffodil stamp set and the Daffodil die, then second, the new Tulip stamp set and Tulip die...aren't they cute!
Here where I live, every February the daffodils start coming up and then late February or early March we get snow and freezing temperatures.
Well, this year was no exception and this week has been in the 20's.
Good news though, somehow the daffodils still manage to live through it all and bloom in middle to late March.
Tulips are later.

Beside the Daffodil sets I also used the new Circle Scalloped Rectangle die, the new Step card die, the Bitty Butterflies, Faith, Hope and Love die, Celebrate & Wish die, Pierced Rectangles and Plum Pizzazz paper pack.
I stamped the flowers with London Fog Momento Ink and colored with Copic Markers then die cut. Die cut the Circle Scalloped Rectangle, the Side Step Card and paper to fit each panel then stamp sentiment and die cut with the Pierced Rectangles. I then die cut the Hope, Celebrate and Bitty Butterfly and assembled all pieces finishing with pearls and a sheer bow.

My second card features the Tulips and Tulip die.

I stamped the Tulips with London Fog, colored and die cut.
Used the Circle Scalloped Rectangle to die cut the framing mat and cut the red with Pierced Rectangles.
I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the Ornate Ovals and finished with a sheer red bow.
The only tulips I have in my yard are grown in a planter and hidden from the deer...shhh, don't tell because they will eat them if they find them!

I hope you will hop along with us!
Comment on each designer's blog for a chance to win one of the 3 prizes.

ODBD sister "Breadsticks"
Cathy * Dawn * Helen * Angie * Sabrina * Lisa 
Julie * Sandee * Lori * Chris * Diana * Grace 
Robin (me) * Kathy 

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 2, 2017 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 6th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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Matthew 6:19-2119 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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