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 


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


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.”
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.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Card for Mother

Sneak Peek of card
Our Color Challenge 527 at Splitcoaststampers calls for Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Wild Wasabi. The dessert is Shabby Chic.  I do like to make shabby chic and vintage cards so this was right in my wheelhouse!!! In my mind, I could see the pink and sand colors! What was I going to do with wild wasabi?  I thought and thought and thought!!!! This is a tough one, how am I going to pull this off and still have shabby chic? After all, Shabby Chic is a bit of distress/age mixed with soft colors. I pulled some items together and started by cutting out my card base. From there I started adding layers and it hit me like a ton of bricks!!! Well duh, wild wasabi should be the greens with my flowers and don't worry about adding a layer of it with the pink and sand colors!!! So simple and sometimes my brain just gets stuck somewhere else.
I was also thinking about the SCS inspiration challenge 489 in the back of my mind so I mixed the two challenges. The Pottery Barn was the site for inspiration and I pulled mine from this picture. The sand and greens are here and that little greenhouse terrarium reminds me of the frame that I used. Flowers and greenhouse shaped terrariums just go together anyway!

I chose the Spellbinders Reflective Moment Die Cut as my card base and cut four of them so that I would have a sturdy base to hold the weight of all those flowers! I used two for the front and two for the back. I sponged with Memento London Fog ink. I embossed the pink card stock and sponged again. Distressing the edges and curling up the corner was also done.
The next layer is Su! Sahara Sand and I stamped it with the French Script background stamp. More distressing was done on this layer and then I added the embossed white corner.
The flowers were layered on top of the corner.  The pink flowers were white and I hand colored them with distress ink. I added green swirly leaves with the ODBD Fancy Foliage die and then tucked in the white flowers along with the stick pin. All the while I was adding the flowers, I had the frame sitting on the card for placement.

The frame was made from a Martha Stewart Silicone Mold Set called Frame and Flourishes. I used Model Magic clay by Crayola and then sponged a little London Fog ink on the edges. I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to the frame. I then added a layer of crystal effects as faux glass. A bow and some Pearl Bling finished everything off.

Materials List
Stamps- Flourishes Siberian Iris, Su! French Script
Dies- Spellbinders 5x7card creator reflective moment, ODBD Fancy Foliage
Embossing- Darice Doily Lace Frame Embossing Folder, Corner Brass stencil by cards unlimited called classics Emily
Paper/Card Stock- Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Smooth White, the green is from the DCWV [newer]Luxury Stack
Ink- Ranger Adirondack Lights Lake Mist, Memento London Fog, Stazon Cactus Green, Victorian Velvet Distress
Miscellaneous-Crystal Effects, White Frame, Pearl Stick Pin, Pearl Bling, Ribbon

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ODBDSLC234 Sketch challenge

I'm really lovin' the new rain and umbrella gear that Our Daily Bread Designs released this month, because there are so many ways to use it in papercrafting! I'm using it here for a Get Well Card and I just used it last week for a Baby Card! I'll probably be using it again next week for a Spring Card. There are so many possibilities!
Today is Shining the Light challenge day at Our Daily Bread Designs and we are working with a card sketch! Come and play along with us!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC234 or to join the challenge, click here. You have until April 19, 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 flipped the sketch ninety degree and made a sweet little Get Well Card. I used the ODBD Soulful Stitches paper collection to get this soft look.
I followed the sketch quite literally so there are no surprises except for all of the pearls!!! Yes, I did use a lot!!! I colored the handle of the umbrella silver with a paint pen.  I cut an extra handle with the sage shadow paper and glued it on. After I was completely finished, I added the glossy accents so that it looked more realistic and then I set it aside to dry.
I made this Friendship card using the sketch too! I changed my mind with the ODBDSLC last week and had this image  already finished. I guess you could call this bonus week!!!!
Both Cards measure 4 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches.
More information about these products can be found by clicking on the items below in the materials list.

Now it's time to go visit my crafty sister breadsticks and see what they have made for you today!

Materials List for Get Well Card
ODBD Stamps Used: April Showers
ODBD Dies Used: Umbrellas, Clouds & Raindrops, Recipe & TagsBeautiful Borders
ODBD Paper Used: Soulful Stitches
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, Paper Studio Pink
Ink: Memento London Fog, Victorian Velevet Distress
Miscellaneous: Pearl Bling, White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, Silver Paint Pen, clear gems

Materials List for Friendship Card
ODBD Stamps Used: Iris
ODBD Dies Used: Beautiful BordersRecipe & Tags, Layered Lacey Squares  
ODBD Paper Used: Christian Faith Collection
Card Stock: Ultra Smooth White, Textured Purple
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers: GT 1,2,3   HB1,3   LV2   CT3
Miscellaneous: Pearl Bling, Lace

I hope you can play along with us and as always....Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Encouraging Words

Hey everyone, I'm back with the new Color challenge at Splitcoaststampers! Check it out here! This week we are working with Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo with dessert being flowers.
Before I get too far, check out the challenge thread from last week to see who won! There are several winners and a prize to be sent out!!!
 I almost made a Christmas card using the ODBD Christmas Collection 2014 but realized I didn't have the Christmas die that I needed. The colors are perfect for this challenge. At the last minute I changed my mind and made this card of encouragement instead. 
Today has been a day of changes and challenges for me. I had intended on adding a few more layers to my project and thought some embossing would be pretty.... Here's what happened instead. I was almost finished with the project when I blistered my fingers in two places (Yes, it was my dominant hand.) with the hot glue.  I haven't done that in years! I was adding the flower and squeezed the trigger of the gun. Nothing came out.  I pushed on the glue stick and still nothing.  All of a sudden a gush of glue comes out all over my nearly completed card!!!  No, that didn't just happen!!! I raced to try and get the glue up but it was all over the card! I knew I would probably get burned and it was worth it to save my project! In the end, I had to start over and I didn't add the embossed paper since my fingers were hurting. It's still a pretty card but not quite what my mind had imagined.
I had the Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise card stock and inks in my stash. It took me a few minutes to find a suitable stand in for the Island Indigo. With card stock in hand, I looked for designer paper that would work instead of the Christmas paper. I pulled out this sweet little 6 x 6 pad called Madeline from Prima! This paper is so pretty that I didn't want to cover much of it up so I just went with a sentiment. I chose the ODBD God Quotes and stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I added a square die cut from the ODBD Layered Lacey Squares and sponged the edge with Su! Rose Red ink. Once I had backed each panel with card stock, I glued my panels down and used dimensional foam to lift the sentiment. I pulled out a white mulberry rose and my aqua painter and added color to the rose with my Rose Red stamp pad. The addition of some pearl bling finished things off! This project measures 4 1/4 x 6 inches.
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ODBDSLC233 Color Challenge

 I am using this project for the ODBD Shining Light Challenge 233. This is the beautiful color palette that Chris chose for us and I have used both of the lavender colors and a light blue.

To see all of the projects created for ODBDSLC233, click here. You have until 8:00 pm EDT to join us! Come on and play! You just might win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate for some new stamps!

I have been playing with new products from Our Daily Bread Designs and I am having a blast! I was trying to think up another way to use the new Umbrellas dies and thought...Why not a Baby card? You just gotta look at the inside of this card too! The sentiment and clouds work so nicely together and you may not have thought to use it for a new baby!
On the front I have used the new Umbrella and Lacey Squares Dies and I love them both!!! I threw in a decorative Corner for good measure to mix things up a bit. You may click on the links below in the Materials List to see more information about these items.
Isn't the inside just adorable? What about those heart raindrops? They are just too cute!!!

Go visit my sister breadsticks and see what wonderful projects they have made for you today!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Materials List
ODBD Stamps: Mini Tag Sentiments
ODBD Dies: Umbrellas, Layered Lacey Squares, Mini Tags, Decorative Corners
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue
Misc.- 1/4 inch blue satin ribbon
ODBD Stamps: April Showers, All Occasion Sentiments
ODBD Dies: Clouds & Raindrops
Ink: Bashful Blue, Tuxedo Black

Monday, April 6, 2015

Language of Friendship

I have made this card for a good friend of mine who has her hands full with her aging and ill mother. It came about when Mary sent me the color challenge chart for this week at Splitcoaststampers. She is jazzing things up a bit by making a grid of colors and we choose the color palette that we would like to use as if we were playing bingo.
 I chose the first row down for my color palette. I chose the designer paper first and then dug out this Su! Stamp set called Language of Friendship. I have had it for a long time and had never used it. One of my goals this year is to ink all of my new stamps! There is quite a stack to go through!!!

I wanted to see if I could make a large branch out of the leaf branch stamp. The single leaf was a bit sparse. I set about to pearch my bird in the tree and colored it with alcohol markers. I already had this die in mind when I was planning out my scene and I just sponged around the edges with a couple of light blue inks.

The rest is easy to figure out but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Now head on over to the SCSCC253 and play along with us! You'll be glad you did!!!!
Materials list
Stamps- Su! Language of Friendship
Dies- JustRite Vintage Label and Banner, Momenta label 19982R4, ODBD Beautiful Borders, ODBD Fancy Foliage
Punch- Su! Boho Blossom
Paper/CS- Brenda Walton 2005 Super K Paper Pad, Su! Bashful Blue, Su!Certainly Celery, Ultra Smooth White, Coral textured, Yellow textured.
Embossing- Su! perfect Details Texture Plate
Ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, Adirondack Lights Aqua, Su! Bashful Blue
Spectrum Noir Markers- [LG 2,4,5] [CR1] [LY 1,2,3] [GB3] [OR3] [Blender Pen]
Misc.- Half Back Pearl Bling, dimensional foam tape.
Card Size 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Handmade Easter Banner

 I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter!!! I have this Shabby Chic banner to share with you on this blessed day! Be sure to see the video below for a tutorial on how I made this project.
The inspiration for this came when I saw the new Shabby Rose paper collection from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Click on the links below in the materials list to view these items.
When Kelley at ODBD showed us the April release, the entire design team swooned over this paper! I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of projects around the web made with this paper. It's so pretty and I just had to make a spring project with it! The video has all of the details so give it a view and then if you have any questions, just leave them below or in the video comment box. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials List
ODBD Paper Used: Shabby Rose Paper
ODBD Stamps Used: Cross with Vines
ODBD Dies Used: Recipe &Tags Matting CirclesBeautiful Borders
Ink Used:  London Fog, Bashful Blue, Victorian Velvet
Card Stock Used: 110# white
Miscellaneous: Half Back Pearl Bling, Glass Pearl Beads, Pearl Headed Corsage Pins, Mulberry Roses, Pearl and Rose Trim, Aluminum Jewelry Wire, 5/8 White Ribbon, Light weight Chip Board, Chip Board Letters, Dimensional Foam Tape, 1/4 inch white eyelets


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hand Made Bird Feeders

I have been working on these bird feeders for several weeks and couldn't wait to show you! First I had to collect the glass bottles and they are hard to find and then I had to find the bottoms to the feeders. I then had to find the copper wire and decide on the best paint to use so that it would hold up outdoors. The paint was the most difficult part to research and then finding it was another hurdle.

I haven't done any tole painting in probably twenty two years so I am very rusty. I will have to practice some more before I make another batch of feeders.  It's also very different painting with this paint and there is a learning curve with it.  I painted and washed several bottles before I was happy enough to fire them and make the paint more permanent.

I have removed the copper hangers from some of the feeders so that you may get a better look at the painting and etching. As you can see, there are two types of hummingbird feeders and one regular feeder. Sunflower seeds or mixed bird seed work well in this one.

 The red bottomed hummingbird feeders can be used as I have shown here or the flower can be turned around 180 degrees if you want a perch for the birds. I should also mention that the bottle at the top center has been etched and then white centers placed in the flowers with paint.
I'll be making more of these for gifts and also make a few extra to sell at our local artisan shop. Stop back in a few weeks, I hope to have another batch finished by then! If you would like a custom painted feeder, Click the mail icon on the right side bar of this blog and type Custom Bird Feeder in the subject line.
Thanks for stopping by!!!



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