Friday, April 18, 2014

Thinking of You… A Look Back at ODBD April Release

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Ahh, April… a beautiful month! Flowers starting to pop up, grass is green. I’m thinking of YOU and hoping in your neck of the woods you’re enjoying the beauty too!

Welcome, today we’re taking a look back at the April release from ODBD! It never ceases to amaze me that the design team can have the same stamps, dies, and paper yet still come up with a diverse myriad of samples! It’s awesome! Are you loving these new backgrounds? I AM!!!

For more April inspiration, visit the ODBD blog

Here is what I used for my sample today

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I stamped the Chalkboard Vine Background in Iced Spruce Distress ink….LOVE that color! Using the same ink, I stamped the delicate Flourish Label Borders onto the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut. 

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Now, are you trying to figure where the Ornamental Crosses are? The flowers! And, yes, Beautiful Borders, sponged with the same ink while still in the die, too!

In case you missed seeing this one on Splitcoast, done for a challenge last week…

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I even made an envelope to match! This card uses Quote Collection 4, Elegant Ovals, He Watches Me with the matching Sparrow Die, and again, Beautiful Borders. The inks used for the Chalkboard Vine Background are ColorBox Chalk Wisteria and Lime Pastel.  

For more inspiration,
see what the other sticks created!

Grace * Chris * Stacy * Julie * Lori * Sabrina * Cathy * Sandee * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Easter Is….

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Let’s pause and think what Easter is really about

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Those April Showers….#207 A Sassy Challenge

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YES! Those April showers SPRING May Flowers!! And snow! Yup…snow showers today! Oh well, tis spring in Ohio! We did have beautiful 70’s weather for a couple of days and I do have Daffodils galore, a variety of other early flowers blooming and the grass is green!!! Yay!

That’s our Sassy Challenge, April Showers Bring Lots of Flowers, for the next 2 weeks! Play along using any Sassy Cheryl’s or a Sassy Kraftin’ Kimmie image and you could be a winner of 2 FREE Sassy digis!!

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Sally is so happy her flowers are blooming, she’s running through the yard! I decided to make Pure Joy into a slider card. Sally is colored with Copics and hand cut. I sponged the clouds with Distress ink. The Memory Box Spring Border is colored with Copics and sponging, Grassland Border is also sponged.

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To see how I made her glide across the card, check out my friend, Julie’s tutorial on Splitcoast, Pull-Tab Slider Card. I used a craft knife to cut the opening which I didn’t like so wide, so I just covered partly with the flower border! I also had to trim down the part that attaches to Sally so it didn’t show! Easy peasy to do though!

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How fun is that!! I had the perfect sentiment for the inside too by Verses.

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Here are the colors I used

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After the snow melts, if you drive by, you just might see me running through the yard like Sally!!

Sassy Cheryl’s is now offering gift certificates and gift cards! Also, new images added!! Check them out!!!

Here are a couple pics I shot yesterday, 62*
….this morning….1” of snow and 28*!!

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Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog to see all the other April Showers Bring Lots of Flowers inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Monday, April 14, 2014

I Love it When My Family and Friends Take Pictures!

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When family or friends travel, I love seeing and playing with the pictures that recorded their adventure. Places I may have been but didn’t see all they got to see or places I may never get to… pictures let me experience a part of it without being there!

Recently my #3 son led a group on a campout to Cades Cove, Tennessee. Although he didn’t get a lot of pictures this trip, he did get a couple I could play with!
A beautiful place, we visited before Jared was born!

{right clicking on any picture will bring it up larger in another window for your viewing pleasure}

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This simple country church, established in 1827…I wasn’t happy with the people in the doorway, (not part of his group) so I took them out! Made it look old and added some word art.

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A great shot of Jared at Abrams Falls. Unsuspecting. Just….what……if?

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Could be a tasty lunch! Ahh, Photoshop…too fun!

Another friend spent some time with family on the coast. She got some great shots of her kids.

Here I played with the original a bit, then totally changed it and added word art.

It’s pouring here today, hmmmm, might just be another good day to play with PSE and pictures!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Taking a Look Back at North Coast Creations March Release

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Today we are taking a look back at North Coast Creations March Release, here is the card I created using Happy Spring!

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I just love ducks…if they weren’t so messy I’d have a whole flock! Guess I’ll just have to stick to stamping and coloring some!!

These cuties are colored with Copics and sponged with distress ink.

Background is Vintage Flourish Pattern, leaves from Zinnia and Leaves, both by Our Daily Bread designs

For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the NCC Blog and also check out the rest of the Coasters too!

Sandee * Julie * Lisa * Amber 
Lori * Sabrina * Diana

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

Friday, April 4, 2014

INCOMING! What a Rainy Day Produces!

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Play time in PSE11 practicing some newly learned techniques. I know, I know… ABC stuff for some of you, but I was like…. “Hey! I can DO this!!”
Oh, and I have a card to share too!

So, the other day while helping #2 son get some brochures made, searching YouTube for just the right tutorial, I came across Jack. Jack has quite a few, easy to follow videos…and he speaks ‘easy to understand’ PS talk! I’ll give you a link in a bit…but first let me show you what I did.

Do you ever have a photo that you wish just had a little more this or that? I’m not talking actions, but like the sky just needs some clouds or something!

{remember, right clicking on a picture will bring
it up larger in another window for easier viewing}

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These are some pictures #3 son took in Wyoming. Now, while they’re beautiful in their own way, I thought the mountain lake scene needed a better sky! I took the clouds from the lower inset picture and added them to the mountain lake! Ta Daaaa!

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I also had a little fun with the ‘cloud’ photo. I was thinking…. “what if you’re standing there, taking in all God’s creation, snapping pics left and right…when all of a sudden…..INCOMING!”

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Remember my beloved barn? Sure changes the look, doesn’t it!

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So, as promised, here is Jack’s YouTube link. From there you can go to his web site and Facebook page.

And, now… the card I made today!

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I found a new challenge on Splitcoast, Mixability! Today’s challenge was to use tulips and at least 3 different mediums. I used Gesso, Re-inkers to water color, Acrylic Paint and ink!

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While the Gesso dried on several pieces of white cardstock, I got my  die base of ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern cut and dry embossed the card base. I embossed the verse from Sentiment Collection 3 and aging used the VFP die. See all those piercings? The dies do that!! How COOL is that!

I stamped and embossed Tulip Corner on the gesso’d paper and water colored with re-inkers and a little white acrylic paint. After I was satisfied, I ironed them between copy paper. This melts the embossing and just gives it a cool look! It’s called Batik. {anyone do that in art class? I did and was it ever fun!}

Well, that’s it for today! It’s still dreary out. And oh my….  so much mud! I hate mud! It’s NO fun doing chores!! When and if the llamas come out of the barn I’m sure they’ll be looking for the Ark!

Until next time….

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ODBD April Release!

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Welcome to the ODBD April release!
We have a beautiful selection this month to get you ready for Easter, but not limited to just Easter! Dies, paper, stamps… oh my!

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. You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

You can also see all the info here

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Here is what I used for my cards today

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Isn’t this Vintage Flourish Pattern die gorgeous!!

Stamping on a cream colored kraft cardstock and sponging with the same Seedless Preserves Distress ink turned out beautiful! {pieces were sponged while still in the die for a stenciled look}

I also added Beautiful Borders and Fancy Foliage, a must have in my books!

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My second card, not quite as fancy, but I love how it turned out using the beautiful Chalkboard Collection paper! I just love the delicacy of the Fancy Label Borders!

To highlight the word in the verse, I carefully inked it from the top with red just to the word “Loved”, wiped off the red ink from the top then inked in black the rest of the verse, huffing on it before stamping.

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For much more April inspiration, please see what my sister sticks have for you!

Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Julie  Lori * Cathy * Sabrina * Silke 
Wanda * Angie * Audrey * Lisa

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

April 1st…Seriously?…. #206 A Sassy Challenge

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Our Sassy Challenge for the next 2 weeks will be “Show Us Something Silly” using a Sassy Cheryl’s image! With Cheryl’s images it’s pretty easy!

Play along using any Sassy Cheryl’s or a Sassy Kraftin’ Kimmie image and you could be a winner of 2 FREE Sassy digis!!

Well, April 1st is actually sunny and warm! I’m not holding my breath though, we’ve had snow before in April! Mother Nature has a sick sense of humor!

Since we did just have snow a couple of days ago, I had to put a little bit in my card for today!

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Sally is really happy it’s finally Spring, even if it means saying goodbye to her friend, Mr Snowman!

I merged You Are My Sunshine and Sally Plays a Trick, trying to make the snowman look like he was melting….his shoes off and a button fallen in the grass. Just his face looks like he’s not too happy about that big sun and his situation!! LOL!

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I also tried to give him a little sun reflection.

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These are all the Copics I used!
The sentiment is from
North Coast Creations, Happy Spring.

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Hope you’re enjoying a nice first day of April (unless you’re in North Dakota where they just had a blizzard!)

Be sure to see what SILLY creations the rest of the sassy gals created on the Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn