Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas in…ODBD October Release!

It’s not too early to start your Christmas cards! Welcome to the ODBD October release! The design team has been busy creating all sorts of wonderful things, you’re going to LOVE this release!
Prize Information: Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD Blog or the Participating Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
All the info can also be found here
My first card uses the beautiful Noel Ornament, embossed in gold, Matting Circles and the gorgeous Peaceful Poinsettias dies, along with dies from Fancy Foliage and Circle Ornaments. The Matting Circles coordinate with Circle Ornaments, making them a must have! I just love the Christmas Collection paper too, so perfect for mixing and matching!
All of the dies cuts were embossed, showing all that wonderful detail! I sponged the leaves, poinsettia centers and the flowers with ink to make that embossing pop. When it was all done I gave it a healthy spritz of Glimmer Mist!

If my card looks a little different than the one on the ODBD blog, it’s because I forgot to add the bow! It got buried on my table….does that ever happen to you?!

My next card uses a set that I think will be so versatile, God’s Timing.

I embossed the clock and hands and sponged with ink. The Matting Circles and Circle Ornaments were used for the clock, hands and base. The verse is on Vintage Flourish Pattern. Leaves Background just seemed the perfect background too!

I knew I’d saved that old necklace chain for a reason!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post sharing this release as much as I did creating the samples!!
Just wait till you see what my sister sticks have for you!!
Grace * Chris * Lori * Julie   Sandee * Cathy * Paula   Lisa * Silke * Wanda * Sabrina  *  Angie
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD September Release

Today we’re taking a look back at the September release from Our Daily Bread designs!
I also have a special offer to you, my readers!!
But you’ll have to read clear to the
end of this post to see just what!!Winking smile

More September info can be found
on the ODBD blog.

For this card today I used, Sewing, Stitches, Soulful Stitches Collection, Doily dies, along with Beautiful Borders, Recipe Card and Tags, and Zinnia and Leaves dies.

I split the dp background to keep it looking like a whole A2 piece, hiding the cut edges with ribbon. The edge that should have ‘cross stitch’ on the right is also trimmed, with the patchwork border on top! I liked the look of the wavy edge on the Zinnia die for the quote too.

I had made 2 cards for mid-month and couldn’t make up my mind which one to go with….so I’m sharing both!

I love how the Doily makes beautiful corner embellishments! The verse is from Stitches stamped on Recipe Card and Tags die, slid on the ribbon and popped up.

Love the rich look of black and white too! I used Chalkboard Collection as the base. 


Now….what is my special offer?? Thinking smileHmmmm

This past weekend I had fun working the ODBD card making retreat at Salt Fork State Park. It was a jam-packed weekend of techniques, designs, fun, food, laughter….more fun….well, you get the picture!

Anyhoo, my release card with the hand knitted swatch was on display… here it is if you missed it.

Had I had my needles and yarn with me, I could have knitted my fingers to the bone! Those ladies went crazy over that little swatch!!


So, here is the plan. You, yes YOU, leave me a comment telling me why you LOVE ODBD, and I’ll randomly choose someone to receive a handspun, knitted llama fiber swatch! You MUST be sure to leave your email address in your comment OR I have to be able to reply to your comment.

For more September inspiration, please visit my sister sticks!

Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori * SandeePaula * Stacy * Wanda

 Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 15, 2014

North Coast Creations September Release!

Gnome What?….
It’s new release time for
North Coast Creations!

Prize Information:

Just for commenting on our posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until September 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the NCC Blog or the participating designers blog for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments received and will be announced on the NCC Blog on September 18, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

All info can be found on the NCC blog.

This is the set I used today

How cute is this! You’re going to love coloring this!The first one I went kind of whimsical with fun colors, the second more of a natural ‘shroom’ look!

Colored with Copics and sponged with Distress ink. The paper is ODBD Blooming Garden Collection, ODBD Fence Die, and Antiques Labels and Border Die.

For lots more September inspiration, please visit my sister coasters!

Sandee * Julie * Lori * Amber * Lisa

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Teach Me, O Lord and Warm Quilts….

On my morning walk I pass this woods, occasionally I hit the right time when the sun is sifting through the trees. Of course I don’t walk with my good camera, but I did have my phone! I decided to do more of a vintage look although the natural colors made a pretty picture too!

And warm quilts?

A friend that is a quilter had surgery yesterday, hoping this will help cheer her!

This is ODBD Quilts set, colored with Copics and a little white gel pen. The stitched background paper (yes, I actually sewed!!) is from Soulful Stitches Collection as is the sentiment, cut from the center of the piece with Antique Labels and Border die. I embossed the solid piece from the Doily die for some texture, kinda ‘quilty’ don’t you think?!

The buttons from the set are hand cut.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Sew Happy to See You…ODBD Release!

Hello and welcome to the ODBD September release! The breadsticks have been busy creating a variety of awesome
samples for you….


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

For my samples today, I used
















I used our Tri-Shutter Card, stamping Birthday Doily in Adirondack Shell Pink on white cardstock for a background. I cut the pieces to fit then started adding all the fun stuff!!

The beautiful Doily Dies are great alone or sponged while still in the die as I did here.

Using Vintage Flourish Pattern, and Recipe Card and Tags, I stamped the verses and stitched frame from Birthday Doily and Sewing

My next card features the Hand Knit set with matching Knitting Basket and Yarn dies.

And…I just thought it needed something ‘hand knit’! I used size 0 needles for my handspun llama, single ply then transferred to toothpicks for the card.


Lady provided the fiber


The verse is stamped on the Doily and layered on the new paper, Soulful Stitches Collection. Sew perfect for your stitching and handmade card projects!

Now, for lots more September release inspiration, please visit my sister sticks!

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


Thanks for stopping by!