March 6, 2015

Girlfriends

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Travel Challenge, the challenge this week is Girlfriends.

Inspired by this sketch, I used stamps, Custom Dies and pattern paper from Our Daily Bread Designs to create my card.



Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Sentiments Collection 3
Ink - Chocolate, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Kraft, Chocolate
Other - Zva Creative Gems/Mini Rose, ODBD Custom Antique Labels and Border Dies/ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Die/Matting Circles Dies/Circle Ornament Dies/Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Seam Binding, Ink Blending Tool

If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Girlfriends Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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March 5, 2015

A Look Back at North Coast Creations February Release


Today, the NCC DT is sharing projects created with the February Release, my projects use the Hippity Hoppity and  Pansies stamp sets along with additional stamps and Custom Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.



I've been making these test tube holders for quite a few number of years, here I've paper adhered the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection to the box, and added the stamped bunny from the Hippity Hoppity stamp set that I paper pieced with scraps of the pattern paper.  To finish decorating the box, I added the Grass Border Die and stamped eggs from the ODBD Blessed Easter and Easter Blessings stamp sets and die cut them using the ODBD Custom Eggs Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the Hippity Hoppity stamp set and die cut it using the ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Hippity Hoppity, ODBD Blessed Easter, Easter Blessings
Card Stock - White, Espresso
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Big Shot, Scor-Pal, Circle Punch, Test Tube Holders, Seam Binding, Scor-Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Eggs Dies, ODBD Custom Grass Border Die, ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies, Twine

My next card is a Flower Pot card

I stamped the Pansies multiple times on scraps of the Shabby Rose paper collection, cutting them out and popping a few up for added dimension.  I added die cut grass using the Grass Border Die and a few die cut Doilies behind the Pansies.  The flower pot is decorated with the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Seam Binding and a stamped tag that was die cut using the ODBD Custom Recipe Card and Tags Dies.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Pansies
Card Stock - Espresso, White
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Seam Binding, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Scor-Tape, Big Shot, ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection/Doily Die/Recipe Card and Tags Dies/Grass Border Die


The other NCC Designers are also sharing projects today using the NCC February Release. For more inspiration you can see their projects on the North Coast Creations Blog or visit their blog links below:
Julie * Lisa * Sandee * Lori * Patricia * Dawn * Angie

Thanks for stopping by!

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March 2, 2015

Country Life


I've always been drawn to anything with barns.  When we purchased the lot we built our house on, one of the reasons I picked it was because there is an old barn on the lot behind us.  This month, Artistic Outpost has started a new monthly feature, Product Focus, you can read more about it here on the Artistic Outpost Blog.  Along with the Product Focus, all stamps in the Flowers and Gardening section on the AO website are on sale for 20% off through March 7, 2015!

To create my card, I stamped the seed packet from the Bloom and Grow stamp set in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, then added the chickens from Country Life.  Using Eclipse Tape, I masked the chickens so I could stamp the barn scene from the County Life stamp set.  To add color to the images, I used STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, blending with Gamsol.  The pattern paper is Our Daily Bread Designs Blooming Garden Paper Collection.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Country Life, Bloom and Grow
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Kraft, Black, Vanilla
Other - STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, Ink Blending Tool, Blending Nibs, ODBD Blooming Garden Paper Collection, Distress Tool



You can see the other Design Team Members projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click the links below to visit their blogs:

Gerrie * Terry * Tracy * Lisa (you are here)

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, Tracy's link will not be live until March 4th.

Thanks for stopping by!
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March 1, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs March New Release and Blog Hop


Welcome to the New Release post and Blog Hop showcasing projects from Our Daily Bread Designs March Release!  You can see all of the March Releases here.   Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of three $25 Gift Certificates to the ODBD Store good towards the purchase of ODBD stamps.

Today I'm sharing two projects created with the new Blessed Easter, Basket of Blessings, Eggs Dies, Grass Border Die and Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  My projects also feature some previously released dies and a cute bunny from the North Coast Creations Hippity Hoppity stamp set.

My first project is a Box Card

All panels have been decorated with pattern papers from the beautiful Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I stamped and also embossed some of the eggs from the Blessed Easter and Basket of Blessings stamp sets on scraps of the Shabby Rose Paper Collection, then die cut and embossed them using the Eggs Dies, sponging the edges with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I die cut and embossed the Grass Border Die from Celery card stock, added the bunny from the NCC Hippity Hoppy set and stamped the sentiment on scraps of pattern paper and die cut using the Pennant Dies.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Blessed Easter, Basket of Blessings, North Coast Creations Hippity Hoppity
Card Stock - Espresso
Ink -Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, ODBD Custom Eggs Dies/Grass Border Die/Pennants Die/Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Dimensionals, Heat Gun, Winter White Embossing Powder

For my next project, I created a 3D Easter treat basket

I stamped the basket from the Basket of Blessings stamp set twice on to Kraft card stock and cut out the basket.  To add shading, I sponged Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around and onto the basket.  I stamped, embossed and die cut the eggs the same way I did them for the Box Card, and added the die cut grass.  I created a small box to sandwich between the two stamped and decorated baskets to hold a small cello bag of treats.  To embellish I stamped a sentiment onto scraps of the pattern paper, die cut the panel using the tag from the Recipe Card and Tags die set, and tied on a Vintage Brown bow.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Blessed Easter, Basket of Blessings
Card Stock - Kraft
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, ODBD Custom Eggs Dies/Grass Border Die/Recipe Card and Tags Dies/Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Ink Blending Tool, Big Shot, Cello Bag, Vintage Brown Seam Binding



Prize Details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to Our Daily Bread Designs, good towards the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the ODBD Website, just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments.  The Winners will be posted March 3rd, on Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you won! 

For more inspiration using the March Release you can see the other Designers projects on the ODBD Blog, or click their blog links below to see the projects they created:

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Grace * Angie 
Lisa * Sabrina Silke * Chris * Wanda * Audrey

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February 27, 2015

Sand, Surf, Fun!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Metal Challenge, the challenge this week is Travel.

Tired of the White "fluffy stuff", I decided to go to the beach using the Travel Challenge.


Inspired by this sketch, I used stamps and custom dies from Our Daily Bread Designs along with Bo Bunny pattern paper.  The image is from the Happy Retirement stamp set, stamped in Black Archival ink, colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils.  "Relax" is from the Flip Flop Fun stamp set, stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock and die cut using the Mini Tags Dies.  The Sand, Surf, Sun! is from the Life is Better stamp set, I also added the sentiment Life is Better in Flip Flops from this same set to the inside of the card.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Retirement, Life is Better, Flip Flop Fun
Card Stock - Vanilla, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Black Twine, Dimensionals, Bo Bunny Key Lime Pattern Paper, ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Dies, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stumps
If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Travel Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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