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!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Counsel of a Friend…


Sharing a peek at a new set that will be released July 1, Sweet as Perfume, from Our Daily Bread Designs!

This is also the sketch challenge on Splitcoast today.


I colored with Copics and hand cut the Plumeria. Other ODBD used, Soulful Stitches Collection, Butterfly and Bugs, Butterfly and Bugs die, Layered Lacey Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Small Bow, and Mini Bow


Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 17, 2016

Birthday Wishes…A Look Back at June from ODBD


I seem to have a lot of birthdays this month! Which means using the June release from Our Daily Bread Designs a LOT!


I stamped the flowers from You Bless Me So, colored and cut them “out of box” with the Pierced Ovals die, then stamped my greeting from Sending My Love.

Other June items, Birthday Bash Collection, Birthday Brights Paper Pad, Bitty Borders, and Mini Bow. The DP was also cut with Pierced Rectangles, Lavish Layers, Pierced Ovals, and Ovals.

In case you missed my Surprise Box post last week, you can see it here.


For lots more June inspiration, stop by the ODBD blog and visit my sister sticks too!

Cathy * Dawn (you are here) * Lori * Robin  
Melissa * Julie * Sandee* Diana  
Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Jan (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

It’s a Clearsnap CardMaker Hop!


Welcome to our hop in combination with the Clearsnap designers! If you got here from the Rose’s blog then you’re in the right place, but no worries if you just happened along, I’ll have the hop list for you at the end of this post!

Also, Clearsnap will be hosting a giveaway of $50 worth of ColorBox products!! Woohoo!!


generously sent the CardMaker team an assortment of ColorBox Chalk inks. I already own quite a few of the colors, so getting some new colors was a real treat!! I love the coverage the pads give!

I tried something a little different with my first sample.


I took Splash and Chambray direct to paper for my background, giving a water effect for my flamingos stamped in Cheeky and Splash. The sentiment was stamped in Cheeky and Plumeria using a stamp positioner.
I stamped another flamingo, die cut and sponged the edges.
My base piece is just white cardstock with only the edges colored by taking the Cheeky pad DTP (direct to paper) then attached to a top-fold base card.


Here is another using a silhouette image inked in Chambray, sentiment in Lipstick Red, and the stenciled die in Yellow Ochre. The red base layer was done the same as above, edges only.

Here is the entire hop list. I hope you have enjoyed it so far! Now it’s time to send you on to Dana’s blog for her inky creations!

Rose Powell
Dawn Lusk (you are here!)
Dana Tatar
Carisa Zglobicki
Jennifer Priest
Pamela Haskin
Chana Malkah Harris
Lisa Silver
Kymona Tracey
Kim Klinkovsky
Linda Beeson

Thanks for stopping by!


(products used: the Clearsnap icon shows cat’s eyes, but full size pads were used for these projects)