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!



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Let’s Peek into September!

Not going to say too much because all you quilters, knitters, seamstresses and anyone that does handwork will find out soon enough, but you’re going to LOVE this September release!!

Kinda gave it away didn’t I…or did I?!

This card was done for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast, and this was my inspiration.

The dress stamp is called Elizabeth, embossed and watercolored with reinkers. The quote is from Stitches, and is also embossed. That beautiful lacy doily is from the Doily Die and it’s cut from Soulful Stitches Collection paper! I also added Beautiful Borders from another piece of the paper collection.

The base is Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, watercolor paper is Marvelous Squares.

Be sure to check in on the 1st to see more!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Old Guys…and my Brother


These guys just crack me up! The one in yellow reminds me of Mr. Magoo!

I was excited to find Art Impressions at Stampaway this year! I love their images, they’re so fun and a lot of the sentiments are on the ‘sarcastic’ side which makes me love them even more! LOL! Of course they’re also fun to color!!


This is Old Guys Rule

I stamped then masked them to create the background. I sponged the wall first with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen , then used a stencil and sponged with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo. The stencil is by The Crafter’s Workshop which I purchased at Our Daily Bread designs.

Of course they’re colored with Copics.

Inside it says (also AI),
You’re not old…
You’re just chronologically gifted!

Old Guys Rule… and my brother, what do they have in common?


This is the birthday card I sent to my dear brother, older than I but ever so young at heart! He doesn’t look near as grumpy as these guys either!

Hope your day is a blast, brudder dear!
Love and Hugs!


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thinking of You….

Our Daily Bread designs

I love it when everything just falls into place when making a card! Today’s Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast was just perfect for this embossing folder I have but don’t use very often!


I also combined yesterday’s Color Challenge, pink, brown and yellow!

This is ODBD Anchor the Soul, colored with Copics and a little white gel pen. I also used Elegant Ovals to cut the sentiment from the same set. Blushing Rose is my base.

The ‘Polaroid’ embossing folder is by Darice, which I cut out and popped up. The swirls ef is by Provo Craft.

Pretty quick and simple and that’s certainly what I need today!!


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Friday, August 15, 2014

We’re Looking Back at the ODBD August Release


Our Daily Bread designs

Today we’re taking a look back at the ODBD August release, and I’m still wishing I was at the beach!!! Sigh….

Here is what I used for my card today along with an older set, Happy Retirement.

Our Daily Bread designs






Flip Flop Border Die






I stamped the beach scene in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, waves are white gel pen, cut with Labels 21, and added some twine.

The sand dollar from Ocean Treasures, flip flops from Life is Better are both stamped in Ranger Brushed Corduroy and clear embossed. The sand dollar is hand cut. I used that fun Flip Flop Border die for the flip flops.

The base is a Sizzix embossing folder sponged with Brushed Corduroy. The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Jet Black and clear embossed, cut with Fancy Framed Tags II, and sponged.


If YOU happen to be close enough to the beach… think of me! Stick your toes in the sand, walk in the surf, gather some shells….. Enjoy!

And for more August creations, visit the ODBD blog and my sister sticks!

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

Thanks for stopping by!