Saturday, August 1, 2015

saturday...Our Daily Bread Designs August Release

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs August Release and Blog Hop!

This month's release is so much fun! We have boho themed products (butterflies, paisley backgrounds, fun sentiments, lots of new dies and bright colored new papers!) you wont want to miss it! Check out the full release on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog today!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 August 2, 2015 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here's my first card:

ODBD Products: Boho Faith, Boho Background Dies, Oval DiesVintage Labels Die

My first card is a FUN and bright card-so not what i'm used to but I have to say that I love it! I used the beautiful Boho Background Dies for my background teal cardstock which I layered using the same color. I stamped, colored with my Prismacolor pencils, and die cut the Boho Faith image and layered over the background. I stamped a few extra flowers and fussy cut them and scattered throughout the card. these add a pop of color to the corners. Finally, I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added a big bow over it.

Here's a close up of the card:

Here's my second card:

ODBD Products: Boho Blessings, Beautiful Boho Collection, Fancy Foliage Die

For this card i went with a more clean and simple feel but still used a bright color palette. I stamped and fussy cut the butterfly from Boho Blessings and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I layered 3 cardstocks and machine stitched through them. I then cut out a pennant from the  Beautiful Boho Collection paper and added it over the left side of the card. I added the butterfly over the Fancy Foliage Die and over the pattern paper. I finished by stamping the sentiment to the bottom right side of the card and adding a tiny purple rhinestone butterfly.

Here's a close up of the card:



Here are the NEW Products that I used for these two cards:


For more inspiration and a chance to win, please visit the rest of the talented ODBD designers:
Julie * Dawn * Cathy * Angie * Sandee * Amy (you are here)* Silke * Lisa * Grace

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

friday...rose card ODBD

Hi everyone, I wanted to share this card that I made using the beautiful roses from the ODBD July release.


ODBD Products: Blossom, Beautiful Borders Die, Fancy Foliage Die, Vintage Labels Die, Antique Labels and Border Die, Shabby Rose Paper Collection

I used the rose bud on cream cardstock to make my own shabby chic pattern paper. I inked the edges and misted with Glimmer Mist to give it a bit of a shine. I added a strip of pattern paper and a blue border to the left side of the card. I stamped and die cut the sentiment and layered over a brown cardstock and added it over the center of the card. I stamped, colored and fussy cut two roses from the Blossom collection. I layered them and added them to the corner of the sentiment along with a few greenery.


Here's a close up of the card:



Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Come back tomorrow for the August release!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop

Welcome to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, August 1st. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of July Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw. 
Hop ends on Friday, July 31st at midnight.

I'm slowly working on my son's baby album and today I have a very cool tutorial to share with you about how to make your own coordinating embellies.

First, here's my Project Life page that I made for his album:

He was 5 weeks old when these pictures were taken. I have hidden journaling behind the pictures, unless you can see it in the front. I used the Sweet Lullabies Sentiment stamp to make all the embellies I used for this page. 

Here's how I did it:

1. I first stamped the sentiments unto cream cardstock.


2. If you have the matching die, you can go ahead and die cut it. I don't have it so I had to fussy cut and use a few circle dies to cut these out. I even cut a pennant and a square one out of them! I didn't color any of the images.


3. I gathered a few that I knew I wanted to use for this page and started layering and embellishing using felt star dies, blue felt booties, brown thread, small buttons and clear epoxy stickers. These are the embellies that I came up with to use in this particular page!


here's a close up so you can see the dimension!

...and here's what I did with the leftovers!

I knew there were too many to use for this page but I needed some baby cards for some friends who are expecting so I made 3 cards with the pre-printed card fronts from the Sweet Lullaby Collection and these embellies! It took me less than an hour to make all 3 cards!!!

Here they are:

Baby Girl Card #1


Close up:


baby Boy Card #2


Close up:


Neutral Card #3


Close up:


List of Heartfelt Creations products used:


Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog! Have a great week!

Your next stop is: Caroline Duncan

Amarilys Doria - http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2015/07/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-july-alumni.html
Caroline Duncan - www.stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2015/07/heartfelt-creations-alumni-july-blog-hop.html
Mary Faus - http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2015/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-dt.html
Ujjwal Gupta - http://ujjwal-handmadewithlove.blogspot.com/2015/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-blog-hop.html
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-heartfelt-creations-alumni-design.html
Sarah Miller -http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2015/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-blog-hop.html
Alissa Wells- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2015/07/wonderful-birthday-heartfelt-creations.html
Lisa Allen http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/2015/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-blog-hop.html


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Friday, July 24, 2015

friday...North Coast Creations July Release

Welcome to North Coast Creation July Release and Blog Hop!

This month's release is perfect for those sweet, summer cards! Check out the full release on the North Coast Creation blog today!

Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until July 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on July 27, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

Here's my first card:

NCC Products: Ice Cream

I kept this card pretty color neutral except for the pops of teal in the ice cream's glass cup and the buttons. I love the dark, rich brown of the chocolate ice cream (my favorite!) and the papers!

Here's a close up of the card:


Here's my second card:

NCC Products: Ice Cream Shoppe

This card a bit more shabby since I inked the background after I embossed it with the Sunburst Background Die. I stamped and die cut the image and then colored it with Prismacolor pencils, I also slightly inked the edges of the cream cardstock of the image and the sentiment. I finished it off with a big blue ribbon bow right under the sentiment.

Here's a close up of the card:


Here are the NEW Products that I used for these two cards:
 


For more inspiration and a chance to win, please visit the rest of the talented NCC designers:

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

friday...ODBD July Release Reminder

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs July Release, here is the card I created using Home Sweet Home sentiment. For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Here's my card:

ODBD Products: Home Sweet Home, Flower Box Filler Die, Welcoming Window Die, Window Shutter and Awning Die, Trois Jolies PapillonsTrois Papillons DieVintage Labels DieRustic Beauty Paper Collection

I wanted to make a shabby chic card with this window die and this is what I came up with! I die cut and embossed the window and shutters in brown and inked them randomly to make it look old. I mounted them in the center of the card over my neutral wooden background. I made the flowers for the flower box all the same color since I wanted the window to be the focal point of my card. I also made a butterfly and the awning the same color as well.

Here's a close up of the card:


For more inspiration please visit the rest of the talented ODBD designers:
Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy(that's me!) * Lori * Loretta * America

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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