Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Always a Good Idea!


I just finished my morning cup and thought I’d share this creation with you! This is a card I sent to a dear friend who enjoys coffee as much as I do and posts about it often on Facebook. I love that the paper from Vintage Ephemera Collection has this piece with the vintage grocery list that includes coffee!


I used the new September stamp set and new die from Our Daily Bread Designs, I Love Coffee and Beverage Cup. The dark brown and polka dot paper are from Ephemera Essentials. I also used Pierced Ovals, Ovals, Doily, and Trellis Strip. The sentiment is even stamped in Espresso ink!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Taking a Look Back at September with ODBD


Spending time with a special friend, chatting and enjoying good coffee, that’s what this card is all about! And it can only be made better by adding chocolate, right?!

Today we’re taking a look back at the September release from Our Daily Bread Designs. I chose to make a Surprise Box, using I Love Coffee, and the Beverage Cup die set from this month. I also used Ornate Ovals, Flower Lattice, Birthday Bash Collection, and Birthday Brights Collection.

I even used espresso ink to stamp the sentiment!



For more September inspiration, stop by the ODBD blog.

Be sure to check out my sister sticks too and their fabulous creations from this release!

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I Love Sunflowers!


I planted a huge row of sunflowers in our garden this year! They were so pretty and now the goldfinches are enjoying them! I love hearing all their chatter as they feast on the seeds!!

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If you’re near the Springfield/Yellow Springs area, stop by Young’s Dairy where a farmer plants a huge field of sunflowers! They’re in full bloom right now!

Here is a card I made for a friend’s birthday who also enjoys sunflowers!


I think it turned out so cute! It’s a side step from the Fun and Fancy Folds. The quote and front image are from the new set, Seasons Change and the new Wheelbarrow die. The rows of sunflowers are Sunflowers Single with matching Sunflowers die. Also used, Shabby Rose Collection, Pierced Ovals, Fence, Grass Hill, Grass Lawn.


Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fall is in the Air at ODBD


Welcome to the September release from Our Daily Bread Designs! Can you believe we are already in September!!?!! I love Fall, just not sure I’m ready for Summer to be over!

Be sure you read the prize info to see how to win!

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 September 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my first sample, I used Seasons Change, A-Maize-Ing stamps and new dies, Wheelbarrow, Indian Corn, Grass Hill and Grass Lawn. SeasonsChangeAmaizeingWMI stamped and cut extra pumpkins and squash to tuck in behind the wheelbarrow. I love having the dies to cut the images!!


My next sample uses a stamp and die set near and dear to me… it’s all about COFFEE!!, I Love Coffee and Beverage Cup. I enjoy meeting up with a friend and chatting over a cuppa joe!


Lots of fun options with this die set! And a great variety of sentiments in the stamp set!


Other ODBD product used, Vintage Ephemera Collection, Lavish Layers, Trellis Strip, and Pierced Rectangles.

I even used “coffee” related inks! Adirondak Latte and Espresso, and Distress Ground Espresso.


For more September inspiration,
please visit the ODBD

Also, be sure to check out my sister sticks and their fabulous creations made just for you!

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

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Through Deep Waters…Mid Month ODBD


Today we’re taking a look back at the August mid-month release from Our Daily Bread Designs.

This was designed as a sympathy card for a friend who recently lost her father. Although they didn’t live near the  ocean, they did live near Lake Erie, so I thought By the Sea and this verse fit perfectly.


The pelican is colored with Copics and a little white gel pen on the wing and is hand cut. The verse is cut with Stitched Ovals.
The Mighty Sea is the background, colored with Copics and white acrylic paint, framed by Lavish Layers (roughly colored with a Copic to match the ocean and give a weathered look) and Rectangles dies. A piece from the Nautical Collection is the base.


 You can find more August mid-month inspiration on the ODBD blog, and don’t forget to visit my sister sticks too!

Dawn {you are here} * Lori * Julie * Melissa  
Robin * Cathy * Sabrina * Diana * Angie