Thursday, May 21, 2015

ODBD Yarn Ball Mini Album



Today, I have a yarn ball mini from Our Daily Bread Designs!!! Isn't it sweet? I have a few photos and a video of the finished book! All the pages are interactive!!!
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Isn't it cool?
The front cover of the chipboard book is cut so that it looks like a real ball of yarn. It's a five page book with one ring. I added a second ring to the sample that I made.



The details about this project are in the video. Enjoy!!!

Materials List
ODBD Chipboard Book
ODBD Paper Used: Soulful Stitches
Card Stock: Textured Rose, Sage Shadow, Smooth White, Textured Gray, Light Green Vellum
Miscellaneous:  Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers, Half Back Pearls, Mini wood spool, Glossy Accents, Alcohol markers, Lace, Baker's Twine, Flower Eyelets, Book Rings
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ODBD SLC239 Bee Balm Thank You

Let's get the prize info and details taken care of first.  To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC239 or to join the challenge click here . You have until May 24, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.”

I just love all of the little pics that we have to choose from for our inspiration!! The bottom right pic is a bee on a thistle blossom and that reminded me of the Bee Balm Flower stamp that I have. Hang on for a minute while I put on my Horticulture cap.....okay, I'm back. I'm a realist and I tend to color flowers in the color pallet we have in real life. Monarda didyma, latin for bee balm comes in an array of reds, pinks, lavender and white, with the most common being red. Well just set the gears in motion to use these sweet little ladybugs and bee stamps. The red ladybugs and red Monarda (in my mind) were destined to be together on this card! 
I began by coloring my stamp with water based markers and used the Huffing Technique to stamp the image.  Not familiar with that technique? Just google it to find an instruction video. I did a little coloring on the image and then added in a few fine shadow and vein lines. As you can see, I did not totally color in the blossoms. That gave me added dimension. I just used a variety of green and red markers so that it has a bit of shading. The bugs were embossed with black embossing powder and lightly colored with alcohol markers. Under the sentiment, I made loops with ribbon and then glued it down from the side instead of the top.  It's all pretty simple and made a sweet card!

Now it's time to make your way to see what the other gals have made for you today!

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used:  Butterfly and Bugs, Bee Balm Flower, Ornate Border Sentiments
ODBD Dies Used: Butterfly and BugsVintage Flourish PatternVintage Labels 
Inks Used: Su! Certainly Celery, Real Red and Memento Tux Black
Water Based Markers used: Su! Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Gable Green, Green Galore, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red.
Card Stock Used: Su! Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Gable Green, Smooth White
Miscellaneous: 3/8" Organdy Ribbon, Half Back Pearls, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensional Foam Tape.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Window ODBDSLC238



Today is sketch challenge day at Our Daily Bread Designs and what a pretty design we have today!

 To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC238 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 17, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.”

As you can see, I kept pretty close to the original sketch and shapes. I just added a few extra layers. The morning glory stamp is from a set called Glory and I just layered the bird and branch beneath it. I used two of the five dies from the Layered Lacey Squares set. I think the lattice look of the sentiment die cut works well with the garden theme here and that little butterfly is just perfect too!!! The Large Square Die cut is white and I used a marker to color the field light blue as if it were the sky. 

There are so many people I know right now who are struggling with cancer and other maladies. They need a little pick me up and a get well card isn't the right choice. This will go into my stash for just that sort of need!

That's about it for me. Click o the links below if you need more information about the ODBD products that I used. Now hurry along and see what my sister breadsticks have created for you today!
RobinPaula[that's me]DianaElizabethGracieChris, and our special guest Amy!

I am also playing along with the Splitcoaststampers way to use it challenge. WT530

I look forward to seeing what you create!!!
Materials List
ODBD Butterfly and BugsSpread Your Wings, Glory, Sing To The Lord
ODBD Dies Used: Birds and Nest, Butterfly and BugsLayered Lacey Squares
ODBD Paper Used: Christian Faith Collection
Card Stock: GP White, Textured Purple
Ink: Memento Black
Copics: V01, V15, R20
Spectrum Noir Markers: BT1, BT2, BT3, BT5, LG3, GB1, GB7, GB10, LY2, CG3, Blender Pen
Miscellaneous: Half Back Pearls, Hug Snug Ribbon


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring Birds ODBDSLC237 Color Challenge


It's time once again to play the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge!!!!
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC237 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 10, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

This one is pretty straight forward! If you have any questions, please ask. The only little trick on this one was tucking the egg shape up into the oval so it made a fairly even border around 3/4 or so of the shape. The oval hangs down longer at the bottom. Additional die cuts were added to help camouflage this. That's about all have for you today. Come on and join the fun with our challenge!!

These are the new release items that I used and I just love them both!!!!! Yes, you can expect to see me use these again very soon! The sweet little birds are hard to resist and the flower dies are just the perfect size and shape to use over and over again on my card fronts!!!
SPREAD YOUR WINGS - H608
BIRDS & NEST DIES - CSBD100












If you need more info about the ODBD Products, just click on the links in the materials list!

Stop by and see what my other sister Breadsticks have in store for you today!!!!!!


Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Spread Your WingsFloral Egg
ODBD Dies Used: Birds and NestVintage Flourish PatternGilded Gate,  Antique Labels & Border
ODBD Paper Used: Blooming Gardens collection
Card Stock Used: Smooth White, Paper Studio Textured Cardstock Darks Stack, Canson 96# Bristol  
Ink Used: Memento London Fog, Su! Bashful Blue, 
Alcohol Markers Used: Copic B32, B34, Blender
                                       Spectrum Noir BT1, CR2, CR3, CR5, B32, B34, TN3, TN5,                                                                        TN7, GB2, GB4, EB2, EB3 
Embossing Folder Used: Unknown Oval. This was sent me me from another paper crafter.
Miscellaneous: Half back pearls, dimensional foam tape
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ODBDSLC236 Scripture Challenge

May release sneek peak too!
Greetings Scrappy Friends! Yes, it's time again for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge. This is SLC236 and you can find it here! Join along and keep in mind the following details...
You have until May 3, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.”

I have decided that die cuts, flowers, lace, ribbon and bling [especially pearl] are my go to items when I create a card! This card is no exception and has all of those items except the ribbon!!! I think it would difficult to create a pretty card without using these items. I would feel like my hands were tied behind  my back! By the way, I can't talk without using hand gestures either! If you want to shut me up, just tie my hands!!!
This project was created soley with ODBD products less the pearl bling and fabric lace. Keeping that in mind, do you see anything different? Look at those embossed leaves and the flower blossoms. All of the flowers except the center one is from a new die called Birds & Nest!!! The tear drop leaves are too! Let me just say this now and get it out of my system. I love this new die and the stamp set, for which it was made, called Spread Your Wings!!!! You'll have to stop by after the first of the month to see more or check for the release blog post on the ODBD Blog May 1st.
This project is straight forward so I won't go into details. If you have a question, feel free to ask. I'm always happy to help you with a project or question.
Now hop along and see what the other breadsticks have for you today!!! As always, if you want more info on the ODBD products, click on the links in the Materials List below.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that this card measures 5x5 inches!

DianaPaula[you are here]ElizabethRobinGracie, and Chris

Thanks for stopping by today!

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Scripture Collection 3
ODBD Papers Used: Heart and Soul Collection
Inks used: Memento Tux Black, Victorian Velvet Distress
Miscellaneous: Pearl Bling, 2 1/2 inch wide lace, dimensional foam 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

To the Chapel SCS CC528

SCS CC 528 using Stampscapes Stamps
The color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week is using Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky. Dessert is broad a broad option, with the choices of Crabby [Beach], Shabby [chic] or Fabby. With so many choices, I hope that you will join in for the fun!
I decided to do another Shabby Chic card and use some of my Stampscapes Stamps. I don't think I have ever tried to combind Stampscapes with Shabby before. This has been an experiment! When I pulled this image out, I was thinking of making a masculine card but I just couldn't help but add flowers and pearls! Yes, it's another morphed card!!!! When I chose the designer paper with the light blue roses and browns, well let's just say that things went another way!
The blue corners and border strip are from the Tim Holtz vintage shabby collection papers, but that blue oval was white card stock that I sponged with the two blue inks. Why did I do it that way? Well I started with the image and the ovals first. I keep a stash of white/misc. colors of die cuts on hand and I started there first. This saves time as I design a card. Later, as the card came together, I realized that  the TH designer paper worked perfectly with my design. I hand colored the flowers with ink and an aqua painter. The two sets of flowers on the ends were individual blossoms that I stacked together and added a half back pearl center.
How did I color the image? I used Kevin Nakagawa's [stampscapes creator] techniques using glossy card stock, sponge applicators, water based dye markers and ink pads. You can find his video tutorials here.The only thing I do differently is use black Stazon ink to stamp my images. This one was so simple and I didn't even highlight anything so it really was quick!
Thanks for stopping by! If you should have any questions about this project, just ask!
Materials List
Card Stock and Papers: Su! Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake, Glossy White, Smooth White, Su! Attic Boutique, Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Stamps: Stampscapes 215G Country Chapel and 251C Sedge Filler
Ink: Su! Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Stazon Black, Adirondack Lights Aqua, Tea Dye Distress
Dies: Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large, Petite Ovals Small, Clasic Scallop Oval Small, Decorative Photo Corners, Floral Ovals, Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders Three, Creatables Flower
Miscellaneous: Champagne half pearls, Mulberry Flowers, Vintage Gimp Trim, dimensional foam

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ODBDSLC235 Inspiration challenge

Sneek Peak, scroll down to see the rest of it!
I had so much fun creating my challenge project this week for Our Daily Bread Designs! Come and play along with us here.
 You have until April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.”
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This is our photo for the inspiration challenge and I knew that I wanted to try and duplicate this scene with the new ODBD Umbrellas Dies. At first I thought it would just be a typical card front with a door and umbrella. Then my mind started racing and I envisioned windows and a gable. I wasn't sure if I could pull it off or not, but thought it was worth a try. I headed for my pack of ODBD Double Display cards and went to work. Over the period of several days I worked on this, as the design came together. By day three, I thought I was finished and placed the card across the room. I glance at it every now and then. The shrubs at the bottom were nagging at me and then I remembered that I had a bunch of flower soft tucked away in a drawer. I added blooms on the shrubs and green at the base as if grass or moss was growing. You'll see that my picture on the ODBD blog doesn't have the flower soft because I just added it two days ago. Here is the end result.
Before adding flower soft to shrubs
After adding Flower Soft
I did a bit of sponging here and there after making a lot of die cuts!!! The Windows are made by cutting out a section from the ODBD Window dies. Aren't the curtains cute? I love that part of the die set.
The gable sits on top without any help. It could be attached with velcro if needed but this one works fine without it. The nice thing is that the gable can be removed and sent flat with the rest of the card. Okay, so a normal envelope won't work here but a bubble mailer will and imagine the surprise of the recipient when they see this!

Here is how I made the umbrella basket.  Cut the umbrella and score. My score on the right is a bit off but you get the idea. Then fold and trim off the handle and ears sticking up in the back. Adhere the two back flaps together and line up the handle on the inside. Fill as desired!
To find the ODBD products used in this project, click on the items below in the materials list.


Now it's time to check out what the other breadsticks have to show you today!
RobinGracieElizabethPaula [you are here]DianaChris

I am also including this in the Splitcoaststampers free for all challenge [F4A269] April Showers Bring May Flowers. Well, I just couldn't resist!!!

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: April Showers
ODBD Paper Collections Used: Blushing Rose Collection
Card Stock Used: Smooth White, Su! Crumb Cake
Ink: Su! Soft Suede, Victorian Velvet Distress, Adirondack Lights Lemonade
Spectrum Noir Markers Used: PP3, CG2
Misc.: Flower Soft, Half Pearl Bling, Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Mulberry Roses.

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