Sunday, July 12, 2015

You are Beautiful Inside and Out

Hi Everyone - I have two cards to share today!!  Both are for challenges over on SCS.

To make the first card I stamped SU's Garden in Bloom on a whisper white textured card base, then stamped the Grunge dots to fill in some of the white space.  Next I stamped and die-cut the Butterfly elements and moved on to the sentiment tag.  Last steps were adding the 'doodled' butterfly tail/flourish along with the sequins, glitter and white gel pen.

The main inspiration for this card came from today's Featured Stamper Debra aka pdncurrier on SCS. Her gallery is filled with so much inspiration - she is amazing!  Here's a photo of the full card:

Additional inspiration came from Satruday's IC Challenge - the website was  I was definitely inspired by so many of the items I saw there.  Here's one more photo from a different angle:

My second card is also for today's FS.  I used my Chameleon markers and for the first time I blended multiple colors together on the same image.  Up until now I've used only one marker per image - blending the one color to get many different shades.

I love how easy these markers are to use - and after using them only a few times I'm starting to get the hang of them.  This flower took some time to color, but I love how it came out.  Here's another photo:

Card Recipe's and Details:
You are Beautiful Card:

  • SU Watercolor Wings, Garden in Bloom, and Grunge; Penny Black Heartfelt
  • White Cardstock, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush Ink
  • SB Decorative Labels 24 (embossed), SU Bold Butterfly, and Banners Framelits Dies, Sequins, Clear Button, Gold Thread, Glitter, and Marker for Doodling

Wrapped in Happiness Card:

  • SU You've Got This and By Definition Background (retired), Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • White and Black Card Stock, Black ink and Chameleon Markers V04, BL6, BV4, GR3, YG3
  • SU mini flower punch and Dotted EF

Card Challenges:

Thanks everyone for stopping by - hope you found some inspiration today.

Hugs and Blessings,


Monday, June 1, 2015

ODBD's June New Release is Here!!

Welcome everyone - it's another beautiful release from ODBD and you're in for a real treat this month.   Sadly this is my last month on the ODBD Design Team for a while - taking a break to spend more time with my aging Mom.  I'll still be around and you'll still see ODBD designs from me, just won't see my designs in the monthly release hops - which I'll miss very much!!

There's so many wonderful new stamps and dies this month - I hope you enjoy what we have for you. My cards only feature two new items - the new Sunburst Background die and new Sunshine Blessings stamp set.  I'm also showing a few favorites from last month's release - Spread Your Wings and the coordinating custom Birds and Nest Dies and Belles Vignes.  Also used a few other favorites from previous releases.

My first card was made by die-cutting, embossing and coloring the Sunburst Background Die, and adding a banner with sentiment from the new Sunshine Blessings set.  Next I added the Grass Border and Fence dies, and all the fun sponged flowers and leaves from the Birds and Nest Die set.

Here's a close-up peek:

Toward the Sunshine - Close-up
Next steps were adding an extra pop of color using Sekura Pens onto the sentiment and embossed areas of the flowers and leaves and adding a Paper Pen center to the flowers.  Also added glitter to the sun and flowers and final step was adding the thick bakers twine.

Here are a couple more photos:


My next card features the same new stamps and dies and similar colors but in a very different design. For this card I used the Sunburst Die as a press and colored it with yellow and orange before die cutting.  I stamped the Belles Vignes in three colors and spritzed with water before stamping, then die-cut the Beautiful Borders in vellum and covered in glitter.

Those who bring Sunshine - Close-up

Next step was stamping and die-cutting the sentiment layer, stamping and die-cutting the little blue bird and flowers/leaves, and adding glitter in various areas.  This card really sparkles IRL - adds so much dimension and interest that really doesn't show in the photos unfortunately.

Last steps were adding the sequin row and spritzing with white shimmer mist.  Here are a couple more photos:


Below are all the ODBD items used on my projects today:

Also - as you know there are prizes with every ODBD Celebration - and so it is with this June Release :)!!!  See below for the details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the ODBD Store. Your $$ can be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the 'stamps column' of the website - and all you have to do is comment on the Design Team's cards!!  You'll have until June 2nd at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to WIN!  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won.

Below are links to my fellow Designers' Blogs:

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee

Dawn * America * Amy * Chris

Grace * Sabrina Angie * Lisa

I hope you've been inspired by something you saw here today, and that if you're hopping along you're finding inspiration all along the way.  The ODBD designers blow me away each month and I'm really going to miss being a part of this special team.  

Hugs and Blessings everyone!!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's May Release!!

Hello everyone - and welcome to another fabulous ODBD release.  For those hopping along with us you know what I'm talking about!!

My first card features the new Trois Jolis Papillons and Tres Papillons butterfly stamps and dies, and the new Butterfly and Bugs stamps and dies.  I started with the wonderful double-display card base and beautiful Shabby Rose Collection Papers.  These papers have subtle butterflies so definitely inspired my design.

Here's a peek at the card wrapped in a little bow :)

Next I measured, cut and glued all the shabby rose papers to the card base, then went to work stamping and die-cutting all the butterflies.  I had fun working with these perfect little butterflies :). Next I went to work on the inside sentiment panel - here's a peak of the inside:

I stamped the Lords Prayer onto one of my favorite of the Shabby Rose Papers, carefully aligning the words around the beautiful roses, and die-cut it using ODBD's custom Layered Lacey Squares die. Here's a photo of the fully extended double display:

Last steps were stamping random butterflies directly onto the papers, adding the lighter die-cut butterflies on and around the Lords Prayer panel and adding the sequins.  As a final touch I added light pink and clear gel to the roses on the front and inside of the card - just to make them pop!!

That may show a little better in the next photo:

My next card features the same new stamps and dies, in a more clean and simple design.  First I stamped the Lords Prayer onto Vellum card stock.  Next I repeat/randomly stamped butterflies in grey ink and used that panel as a frame over the vellum.

Last steps were stamping, coloring and die-cutting the Vellum Butterflies.  Here's one more photo:

Below are all the ODBD items used in my projects today:

Below are links to my fellow 'breadsticks' designers:

Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn

Amy * Cathy * America * Chris

Angie * Audrey(me) * Sabrina

Lisa * Wanda

Of course there are prizes - below are all the pertinent details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 gift certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the ODBD Store website - just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You'll have until May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designer's Blogs for a chance to win.  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so please be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!!

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you've been inspired and have enjoyed spending your time with us today.

Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's April Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  We have another amazing ODBD Release to share with you.  My goodness is this ever a fun release - and just perfect for Spring!   There are four new stamp sets, one background stamp, and three custom die sets.  I hope if you're hopping along with us that you're enjoying all the beautiful creations by the ODBD DT.  They're creativity is such an inspiration.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Anniversary celebration, and thank you too for all your kind comments.  It's a wonderful thing to share ODBD with everyone, and to know their scripture, quotes and sentiment stamps and messages touch so many people!!!

On to my projects.  My first card features the new April Showers Stamp set, along with the Custom Umbrellas and Custom Clouds and Raindrops Die sets.  I also used ODBD's fab Shabby Rose Collection Papers, their Fun and Fancy Side-Step card base and several other favorite ODBD dies.  I started by adding the rose papers to the card base, and then die-cutting the clouds, umbrella, and sentiment elements.

April Showers Side Step Card

Next I went to work die-cutting all the grass and little flowers.  I used the new Grass Border die along with the Fancy Foliage leafy stem and some little flowers from the Cross and Poinsettia custom die sets,  Next I glued/popped the clouds and sentiment panel, glued all the grasses, leaves and flowers, added the Umbrella and then moved on to the final touches - the little raindrops and flower centers.

Here's another view:

April Showers Bring May Flowers

My next card features the same new stamps and dies, along with some other favorite papers and dies. To make this I started with ODBD's Fun and Fancy Center Step card base and used some scraps from one of my favorite papers - the Rose Collection papers.  I created a collage of various scraps and glued those papers down onto the card base.

You make me Happy - Close-up

Next I die-cut the Clouds, Umbrella and Fancy Foliage flourishes and leaves.  I used the Partial Die Cutting technique to make the two-sided sentiment banner, and the Beautiful Borders die to create the little corner elements on the sides.

You make me Happy - Alt View

Final steps were arranging and gluing all the elements.  I loved working with these wonderful little paper flowers!!  Here's a final view:

You make me HAPPY :)!

Below are all the Stamps, Dies and Papers used in my projects today:


Prize Details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate for the purchase of Stamps found in the "Stamps Column"  of the ODBD Store Website - Just for leaving comments on the Design Team's Cards.  You'll  have until April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designer's Blogs.  The Winners names will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've Won!  Good luck everyone!!

Below are links to all my fellow designer's Blogs.  I am so inspired by what they've creatied - and I hope you are too!!

Julie * Sandee

Dawn * Cathy * Lori  * Angie

Chris * Grace * Silke * Wanda

Audrey(me) * Sabrina


Thank you for joining us today - I hope you enjoyed all the projects we've made and that you've found some inspiration along the way.

Hugs and Blessings everyone!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary!!

Hi Everyone - Thanks for stopping by.  Today we're celebrating Day 4 of ODBD's 7th Anniversary  - with two Special Edition Commemorative Stamp Sets.  And we're giving away 7 free stamps to 7 lucky winners!!  This is such a special time at ODBD - I hope you can join in the celebration with us.

My card today features one of the stamps form the new God Quotes set.  Here's a close-up view:

God Quotes

To make this card I started with the sentiment panel - stamping and die-cutting those layers.  Next I created the card base and die-cut that background layer.  After that I went to work on the Butterflies - and I decided to try something different...  I stamped/die-cut the butterfly on Velum card stock, then colored them using Sakura Glaze pens.  The cool thing is that the Glaze didn't dry on the velum right away - which allowed me to blend the colors a bit.  After that I used a heat tool to set the ink.  They were a bit deformed from the Glaze and heat, so I used a bone-folder to curve them back into shape.

Here's another photo:

God's Gift

Next I die-cut the Fancy Foliage out of ODBD papers, played with placement, and then started gluing/mounting everything.  The butterflies were so vibrant that I felt they needed something else - like flowers :)!!!  So after everything was together I added the flowers - some are punched and some are made using the little flower from the Ornamental Crosses set.  Playing with flowers is one of my favorite things - and I felt the more flowers I added the more at home the butterflies seemed to be LOL!!

Speaking of butterflies - here's a super close-up shot.  The velum makes them seem almost real - like they're about to take off!!

Velum Glazed Butterflies

Last touches were the pearls and liquid pearl flower centers.

Here's one more shot, this time of the full card:

God Quotes

Below are all the ODBD stamps, dies and papers used on my project:



Here are the links to my fellow designer's blogs and all their fabulous cards and projects:

Lori Chris Angie Silke

Robin * Sabrina * Lisa * Grace

Gracie * Audrey(you are here) 

Wanda * Paula * Cathy * Diana 

Prize Information:
Seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets - just for commenting on the Design Team's cards!!  You'll have until March 19, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 20th - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!

Thank you everyone for celebrating with us.  I hope you've found inspiration and have been uplifted by these wonderful Quotes and Verses.

Hugs and Blessings,