Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SC628 My Bounty is Boundless


Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  It’s time for the new SC628 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and I decided to create another masculine card using the Artistic Outpost January 2017 Release stamp set, The Captain along with the AO Steampunk Gears Dies, AO Vagabond Collection 6x6 Paper Pad, previously released AO Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set and ODBD Circles Dies and ODBD Pierced Circle Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


If you have not had a chance to visit us at the AO Blog or Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Gallery as well as the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a circle for the ship image using the ODBD Circles Dies from the AO Vagabond Collection 6x6 Paper Pad. Ink the large ledger image stamp from AO Ephemera Backgrounds with dark brown ink and stamp over the panel.

2). Using a stencil and palette knife, apply crackle texture paste over the background and set aside to dry.

3). Die cut and emboss the layering circles from the ODBD Pierced Circles Dies from dark brown cardstock, apply brass and copper distress stain over the paper to create a metallic appearance.

4). Ink the ship image from the AO The Captain stamp set with embossing ink, then with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  
Watercolor the image with distress inks- vintage photo, walnut stain and antique linen.  Ink the compass image from AO The Captain stamp set with the various distress inks and stamp in the corner of the panel.

5). Once the texture paste has dried, adhere the stamped ship panel from step #4 behind the die cut circle, distress the edges of the panel and mount onto a piece of vanilla cardstock, distressing the edges again.

6). Adhere the die cut layered circles from step #3 over the opening of the ship and add the antique brass brads.

7). Die cut and emboss the gears from dark brown cardstock using the AO Steampunk Gears Dies, color with the brass and copper distress stain and adhere to the smaller gears to the card front with antique brass brads.

8). Stamp the sentiment from the AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, trim the panel and distress the edges.  Apply antique linen distress ink directly to the paper and “huff” onto the compass image to re-activate the ink and stamp onto the upper left hand corner.  Mount onto dark brown cardstock and distress the edges before adding the knotted hemp twine and mounting onto the card with dimensional foam.

9). Add the largest gear on the right with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope that I have inspired you with this card and if you have time, come join in the fun with the SC628 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Challenge!  Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ODBDSLC282 Reminder- Winter Happy Birthday!



Hi Friends! 

Just a reminder that it is not too late to join in with us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC282 Color Challenge! 

Don’t forget- you have until Friday, February 3, 2017 to join us for a chance to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light award or to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate (one random participant will be chosen).  To be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award, you must use ODBD stamps (or stamps from our sister companies: North Coast Creations or Artistic Outpost). 

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card showcasing a sentiment from the January 2017 ODBD Release stamp set, Seeds of Today along with the new ODBD Whimsical Wildflowers Collection 6x6 Paper and ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection 6x6 Paper as well as a few previously released ODBD Dies.


I love the patterns of the paper in both of the new ODBD Paper Collections as well as the beautiful sayings and font on the sentiments from the ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set!  

I needed a winter birthday card and even though the ODBD Whimsical Wildflower Collection 6x6 Paper Pad is primarily floral, since this pattern was an overall swirled pattern, I thought that it would work with the snowflake, what do you think?

If you have not visited the rest of my ODBD Design Team Sisters’ blogs and checked out their fabulous projects yet, I hope you will find time to do so:

                        Chris   Diana  Robin

To create this card:

1). Ink the sentiment from the new ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set with blackberry ink, stamp onto white cardstock.  Die cut and emboss with the ODBD Pennant Flag Dies and mount onto a piece of ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection 6x6 Paper die cut and embossed with the ODBD Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies.

 2). Trim a piece of ODBD Whimsical Wildflowers Collection 6x6 Paper and mount onto the ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection 6x6 Paper.  Adhere the panel to a white card base.

3). Die cut and emboss a piece of ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection 6x6 Paper and two pieces of white cardstock with the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies. Layer the white die cuts with the plum snowflake on top.

4). Die cut and emboss a piece of soft yellow cardstock with the ODBD Pierced Circles Dies, mount the layered sentiment to the side of the circle and add both to the card front with dimensional foam.

5). Mount the die cut snowflake to the circle and add a rhinestone embellishment to the center.

6). Add a few rhinestones on the back panel to finish off the card.


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will be able to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC282 Color Challenge!  Hugs and I hope you have a fabulous week, my friends!


SUO166 Bloomin' Heart Valentine



Hi Friends!   

Woohoo! It’s time for the SUO166 “Embossing of All Kinds” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! 

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) using both types of embossing and am also linking this card to the CAS(E) This Sketch #204 Sketch Challenge, the Inspired By All the Little Things #39 Photo Inspiration Challenge as well as the Happy Little Stampers January “Anything Goes” with Dies Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challengesite to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

This was an extremely easy card to create:

1). Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock, emboss with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim as needed, mount onto Real Red cardstock, trim again and mount onto the black card front.

2). Mount the card front onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

3). Die cut two pieces of Real Red cardstock with the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits™ Die, layer together and mount onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Apply Clear Wink of Stella® to the entire heart die.

4). De-static a piece of Basic Black cardstock with an Embossing Buddy®, stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Trim the sentiment and use the retired Hexagon Punch to create the banner (or you could create with a square punch or by hand).

 5). Mount the sentiment to the heart and add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark™; Clear Wink of Stella®
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones

 Thanks again for taking the time to visit – I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Embossing of All Kinds” challenge!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Daily Bread Designs February Pre-Order


Hi Friends! 

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February 2017 Pre-Order Release!  I just love the this new release and I think the stamps and dies will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings and/or Anniversaries!

Just a note - the individual items will NOT be available for Pre-Order, only the bundled items shown below.
February 2017 Pre-Order Bread Basket Bundle
February 2017 Pre-Order Gable Box Bundle
February 2017 Pre-Order Loving Words Bundle

I know that you will not want to miss out on the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my ODBD sister “Breadsticks” and we would love to have you hop along with us- please see more details below...

My first project features the new ODBD Glorious Gable Box Die, ODBD Mini Labels Dies and the ODBD Let Love Grow Stamp Set from the February 2017 ODBD Bread Basket Bundle Pre-Order.   


A quick and easy box to create- I love the elegance of the inset dies.

My second project is a coordinating card featuring the new ODBD Tulip Heart Die, ODBD Layering Hearts Dies, ODBD Let Love Grow Stamp Set (all from the ODBD February 2017 Bread Basket Bundle Pre-Order) and the previously released ODBD Deco Border Die and ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.



I heat embossed the sentiment from the ODBD Let Love Grow stamp set and finished the card off with a few rhinestones. 


We hope that you will be able to take the time to hop along with the rest of the ODBD Design Team- wonderful inspiration from all of the “Breadsticks”:

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

I had a great time creating both of these projects and hope I have inspired you today :-)

I love to participate with online challenges and will be linking this project to the Word Art Wednesday #264-#265 “Anything Goes” Challenge. 

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a great week, my friends!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

SNSS Stand Tall- Happy Birthday


Hi Friends! 

Wow! What a fabulous new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps release this past Friday!! 

I have had a very busy week and was so thankful that I had a chance to play around with the brand new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Stand Tall Clear Stamp Set (designed by Korin Sutherland) today! 

I think this set is so cute and love all of the different sentiments.  I also wanted to participate in a few online challenges and decided to incorporate the Tuesday Morning Sketches #385 Challenge along with the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up #27 Fresh Inspiration Challenge into the design (both are challenges that I have not participated with in quite a while :-)).


I hope you will find time to visit both challenge sites as well as the SNSS Blog- my "sisters" on the SNSS Creative Team post projects throughout the month and in addition to the above challenge galleries, you would have inspiration galore!!

To create this card:

1). Ink the SNSS Stand Tall Clear Stamp Set giraffe image with embossing ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and color the water-based markers.  Add white highlights to the eyes with the Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint Pen.

2). Fussy cut the giraffe and set aside.

3). Die cut a piece of white and patterned paper with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto chocolate cardstock and trim close to the edge.

4). Emboss a piece of designer paper with a lattice embossing folder, trim and mount onto flamingo cardstock, trim and mount onto the chocolate card base.

5). Die cut two banners with a stitched banner die, adhere both directly to the card front per the sketch and add the patterned paper rectangle.

6). Ink the group of hearts image from the SNSS Stand Tall Clear Stamp Set with archival black ink, stamp onto the white die cut rectangle and color with a flamingo water-based marker.

7). Mount the white heart rectangle onto the card front with dimensional foam, add the fussy-cut SNSS Stand Tall giraffe image.

8). Heat emboss the sentiment from the SNSS Stand Tall Clear Stamp Set with white embossing powder onto chocolate cardstock, hand cut the banner and mount onto the card front.

9). Die cut the hearts using the SNSSPick Me Up Dies- a small and large heart from flamingo cardstock and a large heart from chocolate cardstock.  Add to the card front to finish off the card.

I love this cute giraffe image from the SNSS Stand Tall Clear Stamp Set and had fun designing this card! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something this week- thanks again for taking the time to visit!  Hugs and I hope you have a fabulous week, sweet friends!



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