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!



Grace said...

Oh my goodness Dawn... just stunning! Love the soft color combo of the top one and the striking contrast of the black and white! LOVE your hand knitted one as well and how sweet of you to give away a swatch!!! Glad you had fun at the stampaway too!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Dawn your cards are both amazing as is the release card with the knitted swatch! And aren't you so sweet to offer one up for your readers! Somebody is gonna hit the jackpot!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous cards Dawn!! I just love the black and white one!! It is so striking with the doilies on the edges and your gorgeous design!! The first is so soft and shows off the gorgeous dp so well!! How sweet for you to offer up a swatch to one of your viewers!! Glad you had a fun crafting weekend!!

Lura said...

I am new to ODB and I have to say I was overwhelmed with the September release - to such a degree that I bought every single thing in it. Have never done that before in all my years of stamping but this was just fabulous. I have been wanting to beef up my stamping stash for my best friends who are really into stitching of all kinds and this was too good to pass up. Now you are giving me fresh ideas for what I already have on hand - that never gets old! I totally fell for your little swatch and want to know where you got your hands on those teeny tiny needles?
Thanks so much for your wonderful cards and inspiration.

Lura said...

Forgot to give you my e-mail:

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous and creative in typical Dawn style! Love the doilies on the corners of your black and white card, and yes, that swatch is just adorable! The winner will be thrilled to receive it! How sweet! Hugs!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Dawn your little knit addition to your card is so special and sweet. Your cards are wonderful. Good luck to your winner girlie!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are wonderful, Dawn! I love that cross stitch sampler bg on the first and the little tag is perfect. The black/white combo on the second is so striking.

laughingstamper said...

Love the way you addressed the cut edge of this paper. It's such a good idea!!! I like lack and white carda alot and this one is superb!!!

Bernadette said...

Hi Dawn! Are you going to include the match sticks in your giveaway too? Just thought I'd ask. :)
The two cards displayed here are nice. I don't normally use black, but you did a beautiful job with the black and white card. If your giveaway is still happening, I'd say I love ODBD because first and foremost, everyone who designs for the company loves Jesus. Second, your products tell us people are special and that's how Jesus feels about us. Third, when I write in about particular things concerning my orders, I get a very personalized response. I appreciate that! My email address is Blessings!

Greta said...

You are so creative, Dawn! Love your cards!

Kelley said...

I love the owner of ODBD, she is just the bestest.....LOL!!! Do I win????????? ha ha ha!!!
Oh yes, I have that card already! I crack myself up...