Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dancing Music

 I played along with the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge525 today! When I first saw the sketch I thought ho hum and once I started creating, I loved the way it turned out. It's simple but eye catching. Here is the sketch.

I'm really lovin' the new ODBD Faithful Fish Die and I used it here as an organic element with the bird! I used white detailed embossing powder on the main image and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tux Black. The eye of the bird was dotted with a fine tip black sharpie marker.

Stamps used- ODBD Music Speaks
Ink- Versamark watermark
Misc.- 3/8 inch white organza ribbon, pearl and lace trim, pearl bling, dimensional foam

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Piano Easel Card



This morning, I have a piano easel card and it was so simple to make!!! I have decided to play along with the ODBDSLC224 Anything Goes Challenge You have until February 1, 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 ODBD stamps.
This is an A2 size card and I began with a white card stock base. I went straight to the ODBD Chalkboard Collection of  designer paper for this black and white little number! I used glossy cardstock to stamp the keyboard with the new Grunge Piano Background. I did the same with the decorative pieces on the piano case uing black Memento ink. A few quick die cuts later and some pearls nearly finished the project. I did use a bit of ribbon and some dimensional foam on the verse and keyboard. Click on the images below for more information about these products.

NEW JANUARY RELEASE ODBD PRODUCTS USED
H522 - JUST A NOTEH587 - GRUNGE PIANO BACKGROUND 

Previously released ODBD items.
CSBD35 - ORNATE BORDERS & FLOWERS DIESF430 - ORNATE BORDERS & FLOWERSCHALKBOARD COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shout For Joy From Our Daily Bread Designs


Hello crafty friends! I hope all of you are staying warm as we near the end of January.  We have passed the winter solstice by a month so the days are getting longer! Before you know it, spring will be here once again.
I have a double challenge card to share with you today.  I combined the Color Challenge 514 with the











sketch challenge 524 over at Splitcoaststampers. As you can see, I am using stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs January release along with some previously released die sets. Come on and join in the fun!!!!!

H523 - MUSIC SPEAKSH587 - GRUNGE PIANO BACKGROUNDCSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESCSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIESCSBD72 - MATTING CIRCLES DIES

Materials List
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps Music Speaks and Grunge Piano Background
Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies-Fancy Foliage, Matting Circles, Circle Ornaments
Spellbinder Dies- A2 Scalloped Borders Three
Card Stock- Textured and 96# Bristol paper
Ink- Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
Misc.- Pearl Bling

I hope you like this and found some inspiration today!!!! I'm always happy to answer any questions that you may have about this project.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

ODBD Taking a Look Back at the January Release


Hello crafty friends! I have a couple of projects to show you today which were made with some of the ODBD January release stamps and dies! First, I have this sweet little lantern to show you. When I saw the new Faithful Fish Pattern Die and Debossing Plate, I imediately thought of making a lantern with it and this is the end result. I started with a sturdy card stock as the base and then added the fish pattern windows which I cut out of heavy vellum. On top of that I added designer paper which is cut  so that the card stock just peeks out around the edges. You can see the shadow of it on the inside of the window and around the outside edges.
. I sponged the edges of the designer paper and added four ODBD Decorative Corners die cuts which were also sponged. They are sandwiched back to back on opposite sides of the lantern. I stamped the treble clef from the Just a Note Stamp set and used alcohol markers to color it. I fussy cut this out and backed it with the same beige card stock that I used on the lantern. I cut it out and added foam dots to the back. I placed it on the lantern and added a few swirl die cuts from the ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies.I sponged the pink ink onto smooth white card stock and cut the swirls out from that so the stamped image matched the swirls and designer paper.
 For the roof, I used vellum and the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die as the base. I added a border with the ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies which I also sponged. I folded this piece in half and  added the center die cut using the ODBD Vintage Labels Dies. On each side, I stamped a verse from the ODBD Just a Note Stamp set.
I added a bit of Aleene's Tack-It-Over & Over glue to the underside of the roof and let it dry. Now I can place the roof on the lantern and easily remove it. With the roof removed, the lantern will fold flat and can easily be mailed or stored. I just place the roof onto a piece of  parchment paper before folding so that the glue can be used over and over. 
The  Faithful Fish Pattern Die and Debossing Plate can be a little tricky to use with heavy vellum. I found it helpful to use a metal shim to cut on and a paper shim over the center of the die. I did need to rotate my sandwich and run it through the machine two or three times. I also found it helpful to crank slowly as I embossed each piece so as not to tear around the fish.

The next project is this sweet little card using the new ODBD Music Speaks Stamp Set! It measures 5 1/2 inches square. I started with a piece of heavy card stock for the base and added a dark peachy/pink textured card stock with a piece of designer paper from the ODBD Blushing Rose collection. I sponged the edges of the DP and added a gold textured ODBD Doily Die Cut. I cut the doily in half and used it above and below the main image. I stamped the main image onto vanilla card stock and colored it with alcohol markers. I sponged the edges and layered onto the textured cardstock. I then pierced the edged for more interest and texture.

The ribbon was added around the card layers and dimensional foam was added to pop those layers off of the card base. Foam was added to the center die cuts and placed over the ribbon. I stamped Just a note onto more Vanilla card stock and die cut it with the ODBD Mini Tags Dies. I made the bow and added a home made rose using single five petal mulberry flowers. I cut the leaves with the ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies and paper from the ODBD Blushing Rose paper collection. The finishing touch was some gold bling added to the doily.

ODBD Items Used for the Lantern (click on images for more information)
CSBD73 - FAITHFUL FISH PATTERN DIE & DEBOSSING PLATEH522 - JUST A NOTECSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESCSBD51 - BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIESCSBD39 - DECORATIVE CORNERS DIESCSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIESCSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES

ODBD Items used to make Bird Card
H523 - MUSIC SPEAKSCSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIESCSBD62 - DOILY DIESCSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESH522 - JUST A NOTEBLUSHING ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

Check out the ODBD Blog post and my sister sticks.
Paula * Sandee * Lori * Cathy *  Dawn * Wanda

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ODBD Color Challenge 222


I know that it has been a while since I last posted and several of you have inquired as to where I have been. Well...my husband and I have been ill since the beginning of December with a lung
infection. After many trips to see the Doctor, we are slowly on the mend. Christmas came and went and I did not do any cooking for any of the Holiday meals!!! Things are finally getting back to normal and I ventured out of the house for the first time on Sunday. I hadn't been out in 21 days! Now let's get on to the fun stuff! 
Today I have joined in the color challenge 222 at Our Daily Bread Designs.  You can find a new challenge on their blog every Tuesday so head on over and join the fun!!! Win the prize for the Shining Light Challenge!!!

I chose three of the lavender and purples from this color chart to create my card with some of the new stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. The main image is from the Just a Note Stamp set and I fussy cut the image. I backed it with dark card stock and cut another treble clef to add another layer. The background image behind that is the Grunge Piano Background. Behind the scrolly frame is another background called Chalkboard Lattice. Click on the photos below to see more information about these items.
ODBD January 2015 Release Items used:
H522 - JUST A NOTEH587 - GRUNGE PIANO BACKGROUND

ODBD Previously Released Item:
G539 - Chalkboard Lattice Background

Materials List
Card Stock- Smooth White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ink- Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Water Based Markers- Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
ODBD Stamps- Just A Note, Grunge Piano Background, Chalkboard Lattice Background
Dies- Spellbinder 5x7 Reflective Moment
Misc.- Bling and ribbon
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