Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thinking of You Z-Fold


I know some of the country has already experienced their first snowfall, but I’m sure enjoying the beautiful fall weather we’re having in my neck of the woods!! For now, I’ll experience my snow on a card!!

Sharing this ODBD Fun and Fancy Folds Z-fold with Joys of the Season. JoysSeasonZ-WM

For the front panel I stamped the tree repeatedly, using a mask for snow mounds, colored with Copics then hand cut the angle and cut around the tree tops. The top edge is sponged with Distress ink for the sky. A “snow” marker was added and heated to make it puff up.


The inside was done the same way, stamping the trees over the masked snow. I used stormy sky and pumice stone Distress inks for the snow and sky.

The sentiments are on Ornate Ovals and Vintage Borders.

The card is heavily spritzed with glimmer mist for a real snowy, frosty night!


It’s not too early to start those Christmas cards! Check out the pre-order sale going on right now at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jingle All the Way!


Jingle bell time is a swell time…and October is just the right time to get started on your Christmas cards!

Today through October 31st, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering Pre-Order Bundle Specials on the November 2016 Release!   All November 2016 Bundle pre-orders will begin shipping on November 1, 2016 or sooner, please see the ODBD Blog for more details. 


The individual products from the November 1st release will not be available for purchase during the Pre-Order, only the BUNDLED products.

Here is my sample using Jingle Bell Time, Snowflake Sky dies, Snow Crystals dies and Snowflake Season Collection on a Lever Card.


The image is colored with Copics and spritzed with some glimmer mist. The snowflakes are also spritzed with glimmer mist. The 3 panels were done using the Snowflake Sky die and embossing only. I added a little piece to each panel, hiding the seam with one of the Bitty Borders.





For lots more November inspiration,
please visit my sister breadsticks!

Sandee * Cathy * Lisa * Lori * Grace 
Dawn {you are here} * Robin * Sabrina 
Julie * Diana * Helen

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Looking Back at October….ODBD



Today we’re taking a look back at the October release from Our Daily Bread Designs. This release has a lot of variety plus simple yet elegant ideas for your Christmas card making!

For my sample today, I used Holy Night, Peace Border, Sunburst Background, and Pierced Rectangles from an earlier release.


I cut and embossed a piece of brushed gold with Peace Border and Sunburst Background. Holy Night edges were cut with Pierced Rectangles. Simple, yet elegant! And so quick to mass produce if need be!

For more October inspiration, visit the ODBD blog, and also see what my sister sticks created just for you!

Cathy * Dawn {you are here}* Lori 
Robin * Julie * Sandee  
Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy * Diana

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

North Coast Creations October Release!

HenryHidey1How fun is this release from North Coast Creations!! Be sure to read the following info on how you can win a gift code, then sit back and enjoy all the creations made just for you! (I’ll warn you, I got a little carried away! this is a long post!)


Prize Information: Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 Gift Code to the ODBD Website. You have until October 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 15, 2016, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

When I first saw Henry the Hamster, I knew what I wanted to do with him. What do you think of when you see a hamster? Wheels, tunnels, twitchy whiskers, a hamster ball on the move! I had to give Henry some action and make him look like he was popping out of a tunnel!


I stamped the image twice, colored with Copics, then hand cut the top portion. I made a “spring” out of wire and attached the 2 pieces. It’s really cute to make it jiggle, but hard to photograph!


I cut 2 circles with ODBD Circles dies for the “tunnel”, added some fun balloons from ODBD Balloons & Streamers dies, and ODBD Bitty Borders dies, all from ODBD Birthday Brights Collection and Birthday Bash Collection.


I added Happy Birthday die to the inside. 


My granddaughter, Leah, brought her hamster, Hidy, over for a photoshoot! I think Hidy liked Henry!!




Ok, I could share Hidy and Henry pics all day, but on to the others in the release!

Meet, Peaches the Parrot!


I’ve always wanted a Macaw, this is probably the closest I’ll get to owning one!

She’s embossed and colored with Copics, layered on NCC Vine die, ODBD Ornate Ovals dies, and the base is dry embossed with ODBD Art Deco .


And I just have to share this cute Surprise Box I made and sent to a dear friend’s young grandson who is undergoing chemo. These dinosaurs from You Are Dino-Mite are just too cute!


Each colored with Copics and cut with the Dinosaur dies! I also used ODBD Birthday Brights paper, Log Cabin Quilt, Grass Lawn, and Double Stitched Squares.



Can you tell I had a little fun with these?! One more!


Hippity Hoppity was a previous release but the Bunny die is new! He’s so cute!! Here is the Lever card I made.


Colored with Copics, clouds sponged using handmade stencil. Also used ODBD Fence, Grass Lawn, Grass Hill, and Flower Box and Fillers dies.



All the NCC October info can be found here, and check out my sister Coasters and their awesome creations!

Julie * Lori * Sandee  
Dawn {you are here} * Robin * Lisa

Thanks for stopping by!


NCC and ODBD Products Used