Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #131

I'm back again with another Christmas challenge from Merry Monday. Challenge #131 Non-traditional Colors. I took it a step further and and went with a non-traditional shape as well.
I love the traditional deep tones of burgundy red, hunter green and gold. This purple and non traditional patterned Christmas paper took a bit of getting use to so I went over the top and colored my poinsettia in purple 

tones as well. In the end, I merged tradition with non-tradition and it all worked together! The red in this paper has a lot of pink tones so the only traditional color here is the dark green and the images are very traditional. I know this is the first time that I have ever made a poinsettia purple but it worked out fine. This was my first attempt at making a diamond fold card and it was a nice change of pace. I think there will be more of these in my future!





















When folded, this little card is a compact four inches!!! Is that cool or what? I also wanted to share with you this cool new (for me) paper tole technique that I used to create the poinsettia.  It is actually four layers thick and I stretched the paper to shape it after I colored it with my alcohol markers. I mostly used the flicking technique to get this effect.. Lydia at Splitcoaststampers challenged us to use this technique in the Hope You Can Cling to Challenge 2014. She kicked off the festivities on October first with  HYCCT1401A  You raise me up
Come and join us for a new challenge every day during the month of October and support breast cancer with your creative talents!
By the way, this is a new Our Daily Bread Designs stamp from the October release.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving those sweet comments!
Materials List
Stamps- ODBD Poinsettia ornament, ODBD Christmas Verses
Paper- Kaisercraft 6" Dear Santa Collection, Smooth white, Eastern metallic Linen Mallard Green
Ink- Memento tux black, memento london fog, Distress Tea Dye
Alcohol markers-Spectrum Noir BT1, LY2, LV2, LG2, LG5, GB4,DR1.
                            Copics- C5, V1, V12, V15
SU! marker- Green Galore, Garden Green
Dies- ODBD Doily, DBD Matting Circles, ODBD Circle Ornaments
Misc- Glitte Glue, Ribbon, Bling, Hot Glue to assemble poinsettia
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Card Time



 I have started making a few Christmas cards and want to share them with you! In my Christmas 2014 Journey, I found a few places for inspiration and challenges. This Wisemen in white card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #130 Silent Night and the  October - Christmas Card Challenge 2014 at SCS..
I think it fits the challenge quite nicely, if I do say so myself! I was thinking of hanging Christmas ornaments in a window as you woudl a suncatcher when I designed this card. The Decorative Corners die cuts created my window valance and the lace along the bottom is the cafe curtain I hope you get the idea. It was a loose interpretation since things are not to scale. I keep playing with the new October release from ODBD and every time I think I am finished playing, a new idea pops into my head! I am loving the versatility of the Peaceful Poinsettia Dies. I used the stamens part of the die to make the small white flowers and again in the center of the silver poinsettia. There are so many ways to stack this die to get different looks and sizes of poinsettias. I also think when the die cut is left flat, it looks like a snowflake so this die does double duty! I was looking for something a bit different for the Wisemen stamp and decided to stamp it with white embossing powder on white card stock. I thought I might sponge ink onto it but then decided to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers instead. I like the results!
This is how I decorated the inside.
This next card was made for the SCS challenge and the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Tropical Christmas. While I don't really have any tropical related Christmas stamps, I took my que from the bright color combo that I used. I don't believe I have ever made a Christmas card this bright! I started by rumaging through my papers and pulled out this snowflake embossing folder by Paper Studios. It's new and I wanted to use it! I added glitter glue to a few of the snowflakes for a bit of sparkle. Next, I went to my new Christmas stamps and pulled out the clock face from God's Timing. It's a neat stamp set because it can be used year round and I know I will get a lot of mileage out of this set! From there I just started pulling out die cuts to see what I could layer together and this was the result. The pendulum, clock hands, round layer under the clock face and doily layer were all cut in shiny silver card stock. It really pops against the turquoise and white! The pendulum was made by cutting the flag pole from the Pennants die set and then adding a piece from the Circle Ornaments die set.
This photo picks up all of the shine.
Materials list for Wisemen
Stamps- ODBD Wisemen, ODBD Christmas Verses
Papers- Silver Foil Card Stock, Ballet Blue CS, GP White CS, designer paper from a now defunct company.
Dies- All Dies are by Our Daily Bread Designs- Matting Circles, Circle Ornament, Peaceful Poinsettia, Ornate Borders and Flowers, Decorative Corners, Fancy Foilage, Vintage Flourish Pattern.
Spectrum Noir Markers- Blender pen, Tb2,3,4, and LY2
Misc- White detail embossing powder, lace, glitter glue, bling

Christmas Pendulum Clock
Stamps- ODBD God's Timing, ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers
Dies- all are from ODBD- Doily, Ornate Borders & Flowers, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Pennants.
Papers- Taken with Teal CS, GP white CS, Polar Expressions/Comfy Cozy by imaginisce
Misc.- Snowflake ribbon, snowflake brad, glitter glue.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apron Garden Themed Mini Album Featuring Our Daily Bread Designs

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 Hello cyber friends, I have been busy making up some sample mini albums for Our Daily Bread Designs.If you want to see more details, watch the video at the end of this post! Today I have the Apron chipboard Mini which I have finished in a garden theme using the ODBD Blooming Garden Collection of papers. I used gesso and a rough brush on the chipboard to give it a bit of texture so it looked like woven cloth and then I painted it with acrylic paint.
Before I continue, I wanted to tell you that I am also adding this in the ODBDSLC215 Anything Goes with Our Daily Bread Stamps. Hop on over to the challenge and play along !
 Page 1
I added a bit of color to page one and two by sponging on some dye based ink and then used a clear sealer.
Page 2 
Page 2 mats
 Page 3
I sponged a bit of light green ink on pages 3 and 4. I like to add a slider pocket to my mini books.
 Page 3 Slider open
Page 4

                                            

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Preorder Christmas Stamps, Dies and Paper Pads from Our Daily Bread Designs


  • Pre-order the November Star Dies Bundle and receive a FREE ODBD Custom Shining Star Die AND a $5.00 ODBD Gift Certificate!
    You can see all of the November Releases HERE.  To see what is included in each November Pre-Order Bundles, click on the graphic for the Bundle you are interested in purchasing, all products included in that bundle are listed on our website.

    Please note that the FREE ODBD Custom Shining Star Die that is included with the pre-order of the November Star Dies Bundle and November Bread Basket Bundle is only available while supplies last!  All Bundle pre-orders will begin shipping on November 1, 2014 or sooner!!  

    ODBD November 2014 Bread Basket Bundle Pre-Order Special

    ODBD Stars Dies Bundle November Pre-Order

    ODBD Splendorous Stars Bundle November Pre-Order

    ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Bundle Pre-Order with Bonus

    Our November Release also has TWO beautiful new ODBD 6" x 6" Paper Pad Collections. These two paper pads are now available for purchase and will begin shipping immediately!  Each of our 6" x 6" Paper Pad Collections features 24 sheets, 2 sheets of each design!




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    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Kelley at ODBD Birthday Blog Hop


    Thanks for stopping by today as we take a secret birthday blog hop for Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs!!! 

    I decided to make a girly girl pink rose card! It was easy peasy to make using the ODBD Blushing Rose Collection of paper. You can see that I just die cut the sentiment from the paper and added a few pearls. I backed it with a  Labels 4 die cut which I embossed with an embossing folder and added small pearls. I placed this on a piece of the paper from the collection and knew I wanted to add a bow. At first, I had the background piece of paper laying on the horizontal with the bow and it looked good. It was pretty but still needed something.  I cut up one of the ODBD Decorative Corners and added it around the sentiment. I liked it but it didn't fit the paper any longer until I flipped the paper around. Yes, it looked great so I added a few layers of color and then went to work on the inside.
    I just layered die cuts of the ODBD Vintage Labels, ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Labels 4 and Labels 20 die cuts. I sponged the edge of the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut with ink as well as the Labels 20 die cut. I added a sentiment from the ODBD All Occasion stamp set to finish things off.
                                                 
    If you arrived here from Robin's blog then it is time to continue on the hop with Linda or head over to the ODBD  Blog and start at the beginning! 
    Chris * Lisa * Sandee * Grace * Wanda * Elizabeth * Robin * Paula *  Linda * Angie * Cathy * Silke * Dawn * Diana * Sabrina * Cheryl 

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Materials List
    Stamps- ODBD All Occasion Sentiments
    Dies- ODBD Vintage Labels, ODBD Decorative Corners, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Spellbinders                    Labels 4, Spellbinders Labels 20
    Paper/Card Stock- ODBD Blushing Rose Collection, Sahara Sand, Vanilla,  Always Artichoke, Blush            Blossom
    Ink-  Blush Blossom,  Lake Mist
    Misc.- Pearl Bling, Ribbon, Cotton Lace,  Damask Regal Flourish embossing folder
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    Saturday, October 4, 2014

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    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    October Release for Our Daily Bread Designs


     Hello everyone, welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs October release. I'm telling a little secret today about the foil "card stock" I use and you just might be surprised! Before I explain my projects, let me tell you about the prizes so that everyone can play along.

    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 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on The Our Daily Bread 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!


    This first project is a Christmas card which measures 4 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches in size and fits nicely into the everyday common envelopes that I buy at my local discount store. I stamped the clock face with silver ink onto black card stock and then went to work on a design. I knew that I wanted to use this Midnight Clear background stamp with the clock face and that I should stamp it in silver ink on blue card stock. As I sat and thought about this card, I wondered if the new circle ornament stamps would make a nice border to the clock. I have both the Poinsettia and the Wisemen stamps which looked great as a border. I went with the smaller poinsettia circle and stamped silver ink onto Brocade Blue card stock. I then trimmed down the background and added a white border. I decided on the card base in brocade blue card stock and then I was stuck because I knew it needed more. I had the idea to make a pendulum and it was too big so I sat it aside for a few days. when I came back and picked up the project, I was struck with the idea of using the Vintage Flourish Pattern die with shiny silver card stock. But wait, I'm cheap and covet that silver card stock so I pulled out the cheap stuff. 
    Secret Alert
    Okay, it's not cheap, it's free because I save the foil cardboard lids from our take out Mexican dinners. The lids usually only have condensation on them so I quickly wipe them down and dry them. They are so handy for die cuts!  

    I was on a roll again and cut some silver holly leaves and berries with the ODBD Circle Ornaments dies and clock hands with the ODBD Matting Circle dies. Then I added the sentiment and edged the die cut with a silver pen.  A little glue and dimensional foam was added to tie everything together into this finished card!
    Keep reading and I will give you the info and links for the Our Daily Bread products that I used laater in this post.

    I knew that I would make ornaments with the new ornament stamps but I had no idea that this project would take on a life of its own! I have gone nuts making all different colors of two sided ornaments! I have used  several different techniques and love the way they have turned out. I use pink and rose colored ornaments on my Christmas tree in the parlor so I made a few for that room.


    The first thing I do is color and die cut the main image. On these, I have used  alcohol markers and then added glitter glue for some shimmer. I attach this piece to a die cut doily and add a larger rose colored circle to the back of the doily. The ornament on the left is a die cut silver doily and on the right is a white pearlized doily. I glue on the bottom of the ornament and then add the head pin with beads. Once the glue dries, I add another large circle, ornament bottom, doily and image. I top it off by adding the ornament hanger to both sides and call it finished. This turns out to be a sturdy ornament by adding all of the layers. I'll show you some more ornaments I made like this in my next post. it's addicting!!! For now, I'll leave you with a materials list for these two projects!

    Click on the photos below to see the new release items that I have used.
    CSBD72 - MATTING CIRCLES DIESG598 - POINSETTIA ORNAMENTG599 - GOD'S TIMINGG601 - MIDNIGHT CLEAR


    Here are additional items that I have used.

    CSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIESCSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIESCSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES

    Materials List for Midnight Clear Card
    Stamps- ODBD Midnight Clear background, ODBD Poinsettia Ornament, ODBD God's Timing
    Dies- ODBD Matting Circles, ODBD Circle Ornament, ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, ODBD Vintage Labels
    Card Stock- White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Black, Silver
    Inks- Encore Silver
    Misc.- Silver paint pen

    Materials List for Pink Poinsettia Ornaments
    Stamps- ODBD Poinsettia Ornament
    Dies- ODBD Doily, ODBD Matting Circles, ODBD Circle Ornaments
    Card Stock- Rose, Smooth white, Silver, Pearl White
    Ink- Memento London Fog
    Spectrum Noir Markers- Blender, LY1, GB4, LG4, LG5
           The ornament on the left uses PP1, PP3, on the flower. The ornament on the right uses PP3 and PP4 on the flower.
    The blender pen was used to create the highlights on the flowers.
    Misc.- Glass Beads, Head Pins, Yellow glitter glue and clear glitter glue.

    Now head on over to see what my other sister breadsticks have created.
     Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Paula (that's me) * Lisa * Silke * Wanda Sabrina * Audrey * Angie

    Cruise by the ODBD Blog if you haven't already been there to leave a comment too!

    I'll also be entering this in the following Christmas Challenge:
    Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog- Layer it Up!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you!
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