Monday, January 23, 2017

Monsterous Birthdays!


These monsters are so cute and perfect for young and old alike! Sharing a card made for a grandson’s birthday. Actually, January was a good time for releasing these from North Coast Creations as I had several birthdays this month and will be perfect for a 3yr old next month!


Little Monsters colored with Copics and die cut with Monster. The dp is from Our Daily Bread Designs, Birthday Bash Collection and Birthday Brights, also ODBD Pierced Rectangles. Greeting stamped in Ranger Jet Black and Citrus.





This one uses Rocket Man and Space Man, and the same dp.

Aren’t these sets adorable!!


Here’s another quick one…actually, they’re ALL really quick to make!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Looking Back at January…ODBD


Hi! Today we’re taking a look back at the January release from Our Daily Bread Designs!


Today’s samples feature, A Happy Hello, Plum Pizzazz, Whimsical Wildflowers, and Bountiful Basket.
Before die cutting my basket I randomly stamped the image from A Happy Hello in Eggplant on white cardstock. After cutting, I lightly sponged with Seedless Preserves while still in the die.
The greeting, also from the set, is on Vintage Borders, also sponged while in the die.

The card, stamped in Eggplant, colored with Copics, cut with Pierced Rectangles and sponged while in the die. I also finished the inside.


For more inspiration, visit the ODBD blog, and don’t forget to visit my sister sticks to see their awesome creations!!

Cathy * Robin * Helen * Kathy * Angie * Julie
Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Dawn(me) * Diana

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Out of This World! NCC January Release


Welcome to this adorable, FUN, January release from North Coast Creations! These sets have dies that match the images!

**Warning: be prepared to have the song, Rocket Man stuck in your head all day! LOL!!


My first sample uses the set Rocket Man and the coordinating dies, Space Man. Each die cut is popped up, with the free-floating astronaut attached to a wire that is inserted in the fold of the step which is glued underneath.


I used ODBD Side Step and handmade cloud template to sponge the clouds.



My next sample is another side step with the cute Little Monsters and, Monster dies. These little guys are just too cute and with fun sentiments! Each one is popped up.




All the January info can be found on the NCC blog.

The Coasters have been busy creating the cutest cards for this release! Be sure to visit each one!!

Dawn (that’s me) * Sandee * Robin * Julie * Lori

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, January 16, 2017

You Can Pre-Order Now for ODBD February!


ODBD is letting you order early in case you want to get started on your Valentine creations! But you’re NOT limited to this special day, not in the least!! Just wait until you see what the design team has prepared for You!

*note* Bundles only on the pre-order, through January 31, 2017.  Please note that the individual products from the February 2017 Release will not be available for purchase until February 1st!




My samples today use the gorgeous Glorious Gable Box, Heavenly Hearts, Layering Hearts, Tulip Heart, Mini Labels, Let Love Grow, Happy Valentine’s Day from this release, plus Rectangles, and Lavish Layers. 


Weddings, birthdays, party favors, cupcake box… this box has so many possibilities!! The Glorious Gable Box die cuts and scores and has beautiful inserts that cut a beautiful design. One sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock will make one box. And, you don’t have to use the inserts, you can make a solid box if you so choose, like I did!
Are you starting to think of allllllll the possibilities?!!

I stacked all the hearts from the Layering Hearts, popping each one up, then lightly air-brushed with a copic similar to the cardstock color. The large stacks are popped up on the Tulip Heart.

I even embellished the bottom!!


How cute is that! Mini Labels with Let Love Grow.


My card is simply done. I love that you can use the narrow strip inset die from Heavenly Hearts that coordinates with the Glorious Gable Box to make a border! I centered the die, cut, then lined it up on each side and cut. Happy Valentine’s Day layered with Rectangles and Lavish Layers.


For more Feb. pre-order inspiration visit the ODBD blog and also my sister sticks!

Lisa * Grace * Cathy * Lori * Diana * Robin 
Julie* Dawn (you are here) * Helen * Chris

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Grow Like Wildflowers


I love this verse and thought it went well as a “congratulations” card! I had two very special people in mind as I was creating it!


For my background, I randomly stamped Seeds of Today in embossing ink, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set. I took Faded Jeans distress ink directly to the paper then overlapped with Tumbled Glass, I spritzed with water and held it up so the darker ran to the lighter and off the edge. A different kind of emboss resist. 
After it was completely dry, I used Pierced Rectangles to cut it.

The verse is embossed, cut with Circles and layered on Pierced Circles done with the same distress inks, and Doily.

I cut Congratulations out of the same dark blue cardstock as the base and used a glue pen by  ZIG to adhere it to the strip of white edged with Bitty Borders.

My “wildflowers” are Pretty Posies.


I hope I’ve inspired you today not only to make this card, but to surprise someone and Grow!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017…a New Release from ODBD!


Happy New Year and welcome to the first release of 2017 from Our Daily Bread Designs! We have a lot to share with you today, but first make sure you read the prize info!

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 January 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first sample features Seeds of Today, a whimsical wildflower set and the yummy paper,  Plum Pizzazz. Using the emboss resist technique, I stamped the flowers with embossing ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I sponged distress inks, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Seedless Preserves, then wiped the excess off the flowers and stamped the sentiment.


Another greeting from the set is stamped and cut with Ornate Ovals, sponged while in the die, and popped up over Deco Border.


My next sample is Find Refuge, a Bible journaling stamp, but since I don’t journal I used it on a card along with the other new paper, Whimsical Wildflowers. The feathers are lightly colored with markers and a little sponging around just the edges with Seedless Preserves.


A small piece of Deco Border was added to the front with pearls colored with a marker to match the paper.



Now for a fun sample with a new die, the possibilities are endless!


How cute is this Bountiful Basket! So easy to make and put together! You can either layer it (die pieces included in the set!) or leave it plain. I used Whimsical Wildflowers and Plum Pizzazz. The greetings are from the new set, A Happy Hello, and stamped in Adirondack Purple Twilight. 


I also used, Bitty Blossoms, Leaves and Branches, Mini Tags, Vintage Borders, and Vintage Labels.


Look for a “basket filler” tutorial on the ODBD blog on Wednesday, January 4th.

For more January inspiration, visit the ODBD blog.

Also, visit my sister sticks and their
awesome samples for this release!

Sandee * Dawn {me} * Chris * Angie * Lisa

Grace * Diana * Cathy * Julie * Robin

 Sabrina * Helen * Kathy * Anita


Thanks for stopping by!