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!!