Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Gardens and Friends


My Purple Coneflowers are just beautiful right now and attracting so many bees and butterflies, one of my favorite summer flowers!

Here is a card that looks like it could have come right from my garden! 

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This is ODBD Forever Friends, colored with Copics and done “out of box” (tutorial here). The bee is from Butterfly and Bugs. Dies used are Vintage Borders, Layered Lacey Ovals, Vintage Labels, Pierced Rectangles, and Butterfly and Bugs die.

I even finished the inside for a change!



Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Taking a Look Back at July with ODBD


Flowers are still blooming in my yard and at Our Daily Bread Designs as we take a look back at the July release!


For my sample today I used A True Friend, Vintage Borders (I love this die set!!) from this month, and also Vintage Labels, Pierced Rectangles, and Pastel Paper Pack.

This iris is water colored  with wc pencils, then some Flower Soft was added, it is hand cut.


For more July inspiration, visit the ODBD blog.

Also stop by my sister sticks to see
their awesome creations!

Lori * Robin * Melissa * Julie 
Sandee * Cathy * Dawn (that’s me) * Lisa
 Sabrina * Diana * Diane (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Blooming Garden and a Sketch!


Ahh, the beauty of Summer! I can stand at any window in my house and see a variety of color… red, purple, bright pink, orange, coral, white… Lilies, Hostas, Bee Balm, Phlox.



This first card is ODBD Sweet as Perfume on a center step Fun and Fancy Fold. I used watercolor paper and watercolor crayons with a waterbrush. The sentiment is on Vintage Borders which coordinates with Vintage Labels. I also used Grass Border, Pierced Rectangles, and Fence dies.


My iris are done although I do have a variety that is supposed to bloom twice in a year…hope so!


This was done for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast, the 600th sketch! We could choose any sketch from 500 on, I chose 532. My earliest SC I could find in my gallery was 53!

This is A True Friend colored with Copics and Flower Soft added. I also used Layered Lacey Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, Vintage Ephemera Collection, and Blooming Garden Collection.


Hope you’re enjoying your ‘garden’!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 1, 2016

This is it…. sigh


My last post on the CardMaker blog team! It’s been a blast!!

Check out my “Out of Box” tutorial using the newly released stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!


ODBD July Release is Bursting with Blooms!


Welcome to the July release from Our Daily Bread Designs! Hold on to your seats….this release is going to blow you away!! It’s an awesome flower overload and gorgeous dies!!

You can see all about the release on the ODBD blog here.

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 July 2, 2016 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 July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


For this Cascade Fun and Fancy Folds card bursting with blooms, I used, Forever Friends (Purple Coneflower-Echinacea), A True Friend (Iris, sentiment), Sweet as Perfume (Plumeria-Frangipani), Vintage Borders dies, all from this release! Other ODBD products used, Fence die, Grass Border die, Vintage Labels dies, and Cozy Quilt Collection.


All the flowers are  colored with Copics and hand cut.



My next sample features A True Friend and Ornate Ovals dies.


Also used, ODBD Pierced Rectangles dies and Majestic Medallion dies.


The design team has been busy creating some over-the-top samples for you!! Be sure to check them out!!

Dawn (that’s me)* Lori * Robin * Melissa * Julie
Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Chris* Grace * Lisa  
Sabrina * Diana * Diane (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!