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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Friendship! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Wednesday, February 13th, at 6 pm.  

 Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Friendship!   If you came here from Angie's blog you are in the right spot, if not you may want to start back at the beginning for a chance to win and for more inspiration.

For my creation I used the Seeds stamp set and a sneak peek of Earth's Gladdest Day.  I stamped the crocus and embossed it in black on watercolor paper and then colored and painted with watercolor markers.  I then embossed the background with a SU embossing folder to make it look like Aida cloth.  The sentiment from Seeds was stamped in Stazon Purple ink on a Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Seeds, Earth's Gladdest Day

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Seeds and a sneak peak of Earth's Gladdest Day
Accessories: Off white wrinkled ribbon from May Arts, SU Embossing folder, Becca's Bow maker, lace, Black Embossing Powder, Watercolor markers, pearls
Dies: Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 2, Spellbinders Parisian Accents

Here is a photo of the set used:


Our Daily Bread Designs, Seeds

Sneak peek to be released tomorrow:



You are now at the end of the hop!! Thanks for joining us!! I hope you were in some way inspired.  Please leave a comment here at the ODBD Blog so we know you have completed and joined out hop.

blessings,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
It is a nice windy and dreary day hear in Virginia and a perfect day to stamp something warm and fuzzy!!

I used the sneak peek, The Shepherd, from Our Daily Bread Designs that is going to be released on February 1 (Friday). I think of wool when I think warmth!!  Isn't he too sweet!!!

The dies included Labels 18, Decorative Labels 27, Marvelous Squares, and Fancy Tags 2 from Spellbinders. The embossing folders are Provocraft Spots and a Folder from Darice.





I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,


I am entering this in the following challenges:  Celebrate the Occasion - Green White + one other color- blue  Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything Goes,Through The Craft Room Door  Always Anything Goes!, Top Tip Tuesday -  Lavishly Luscious Layers, Tuesday Throwdown Bling It On ,Twisted Tuesday -  No twist! Anything GoesVickie's Challenges -Anything Goes, Inky Chicks -Becky's Bingo (Image, Ribbon & Pearls),  Forever Friends -Biweekly challenge -Use Ribbon or Lace Cutie Pie Challenge -  Use 3 Different TexturesLove to Create Anything Goes with a Sentiment,    Word Art Wednesday- Use free digi or any encouraging or scripture sentiment.QKR Stampede Soft Pastels


 Before moving into our new home, I had made a few heart gift boxes and shared them on my personal blog. I had several requests from my blog viewers asking for a tutorial on how to make them.  So today.....several months later....is a tutorial.




Materials:
-1 piece of 12x12 solid cardstock (mine is black)
- 2 different pieces of 6x6 designer paper (1 piece for layering on each side and 1 for the lining on the inside of the heart box)
-Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Hearts (you will need the largest classic and scalloped dies for the actual box...I used several for decorating as well)
-12x12 cutter and scorer
- 1/4" scoretape
-scissor

optional:
 Bo Bunny - Home and SEI dp. 
 Our Daily Bread Designs- Be Joyful stamp set
 copics (Booo, Boo,  Bo1, Bo2, Bo4, YG91, YG93, G94)
 Gold Flowersoft  and Flowersoft glue




Steps:

1. For the purpose of this tutorial, I already precut 2 of the largest scalloped hearts and a 2"x9 1/2" out of the solid card stock and 4 hearts using the largest classic heart (2 from each piece of the 6x6" sheets of designer papers).


2. Score the 2 x 9 1/2" piece of cardstock and 1/4 inch from each long side.



3. Apply Scor-tape to each of the 1/4" scored edges.


4.Cut slits on the scor-tape approximately 1/4 inch apart all the way across on each side.

Since a heart can't sit on it's point, I make the box sit on it's side.

5.  Peel off the scoretape and adhere one side of the scored strip to the wrong side of the "Lining".

6.  Do the same thing with the other side of the scored rectangular strip.  The wrong side should be pointing out. 
hint: This side is more tricky to line up so I begin adhering at the point of the heart starting with the middle of my strip.  You may want to peel off half of the tape at a time and adhere to the heart.



7. Adhere the decorative layer of dp to each of the scalloped card stock hearts.


8.  Adhere each of the card stock scalloped hearts to the heart "frame" you have created to complete the heart box "shell".




9. Decorate as desired.








I used Bo Bunny - Home and SEI dp.  The sentiment and image is from Our Daily Bread Designs- Be Joyful stamp set. The image was colored with copics (Booo, Boo,  Bo1, Bo2, Bo4, YG91, YG93, G94).  Gold flowersoft was added to the centers.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and are in some way inspired by my project.  God bless you!!

~Chris

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope all is well!! The weather is suppose to be about 60 here today...only 30 degrees warmer than yesterday!! Wow!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge and a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread Designs called Let the Earth Rejoice!!  What a gorgeous image and so many awesome verses and sentiments!! Love this Easter set!!


This week's challenge is:
Love- use pink, white and red or hearts in honor of Valentines Day. The hearts can be in a embossing folder, embellishment, or designer paper.  It does not need to be a valentine card.

I decided to make an Easter and Love card combined since what greater love has He than the Love Christ had for us by dying for our sins so we can have a relationship with the Father and have Eternal Life!!  No greater Love has He than that of one who lays down His Life for His friends!!


Let the Earth Rejoice

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sneak peek of Let the Earth Rejoice from Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on Feb. 1
Accessories: Burgundy silk, Spellbinders Fancy Weave, crown charm, pink and off white pearls



For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until February 3rd to join us.    You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,

challenges I am adding my creation to:
Forever Friends - Biweekly challenge Use Ribbon or Lace Love to Create  Anything Goes with a SentimentMake it Mondayalways Anything Goes My Craft Spot  BlingVictorine Originals Red, White & Pink The Squirrel & the Fox - Something New (new stamps and new border die) Sweet Stampin  Ribbon Sugar Creek Hollow   Lots of LayersWord Art Wednesday- Anything goes with inspiration or scripture

Friday, January 25, 2013
Happy Friday All!!  Wow!!  It sure has been chilly here in Virginia.  I hope everyone has been keeping warm.  I have stayed indoors mostly other than going into the car to volunteer in the classroom at the Christian School.  The days have made me feel lazy...We have been very busy, however, with painting yet again in the house as well as looking for jobs for Scott.  We continue to pray for jobs for Scott as we stila have not located work.  Scott jokes that he could work for the weather channel...he is very able to stand in the rain or pelting snow if they need. LOL!  We know God will provide work in time...He is just teaching patience.  Hopefully we don't have to endure patience for too much longer....LOL!

Anywho...today I am popping in with a card I made for a challenge over at Splitcoast 
(TLC413) which was..."All about the dies" I had fun creating a background with the Spellbinders Butterfly Magic and the A2 Matting Basics .
The stamps used include the Fellowship Sentiments Little Girls (sentiment), and the Antique Label Designs from Our Daily Bread Designs. The border on the very bottom and the one sentiment is cut out with the coordinating Antique Label and Border die 

The fancy border is cut out with a Martha Stewart punch.

The bow is made with Becca's Peg Bow Maker.




I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,

challenges I am entering this card in:
Brown Sugar –  Valentines Cards by Lady Anne - Sentimental For Friday - must use sentiment  Anything Goes Until Feb 21stDelicious Doodles - All you need is LOVEFat Pages & Cards with Attitude –  LoveC.R.A.F.T. Valentines Day/LoveCraft Us Crazy -Celebrate Love or are you seeing the colour Red?Crafty Ribbons -  Love/Romance/AnniversaryMoving Along With The Times  Bling it onSassy Studio Designs - Use a CharmAud Sentiments Challenge - Bingo* ("you", charm, Love)Sisterhood of Crafters  -  heartsWordArt Wednesdays - #64 anything goesCity Crafter Challenge - #143 Forever MineInky Chicks - Becky's Bingo* diecuts pearl bowsMy Craft Spot - Bling
Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Happy Tuesday Friends!!  I hope everyone is well!!  The card I have to share with you today looks like spring...opposite of this past week with the snow and the COOL temperatures!!  I have never experienced snow in Virginia until this past week while on the road, quite a ways away from home.  Being from NY, I am used to snow and driving in it....I learned one thing about Virginia...they don't know how to clear the roads here....I thank God for being with Scott and I on that long journey home!!

Today's card is for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This week's challenge is:


For a Child: Make a card or project for a child or 
new baby.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Special Girl, Princess





ODBD Stamps Used: PrincessSpecial Girl
Dies: Marvelous Squares, Decorative Labels 1, Banners Trio, Classic Ovals
Paper: Echo Park: Vintage
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, pearls, lace, May Arts Silk
Ink: Black Memento, Copics


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until January 27th to join us.    You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

Challenges I am entering my card in: 
Art With No Boundaries Show Off Your Art - Always Anything Goes  Card Mania - GirlyCards by Lady Anne / Monday Anything Goes Challenge -  Anything GoesCupcake Craft -  Make a SceneForever Friends -  Birthdays
Biweekly challenge Your Favorite Embellishment (ribbon and lace)House of Gilli -  Anything goes with pink and blingKaboodle Doodles - RibbonWordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment - #63 anything goesGlitter n Sparkle - Sentiment Sugar Creek Hollow  -  #45 Tic Tac Toe* lace, ribbon, pearl


I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,

Monday, January 21, 2013
Happy Monday Friends!! I hope all is well with you all!!  Winter is definitely here in VA.  It is 19 degrees this morning!!!  Just a tad bit chillier than what we have seen here thus far.

Today I would like to share a card I made to encourage a friend.  I seldom make double pocket cards but I felt adding bookmarks and encouraging verses may be appreciated so I made a diagonal fold card.

 I used Our Daily Bread Designs Daisy Background stamped in Apricot Appeal, Bookmark Trees Bookmark Verses Bookmark- Eagle Fellowship Sentiments Antique Labels Design . The dies used are custom made Spellbinders dies from ODBD and include Antique Labels and Border die and Bookmark dies

I wanted to make a thinking of you or encouragement card for a friend so I used bright colors.









I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,


Challenges I am entering my creation in:
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment - #63 anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Sentiment 
Catch The Bug - Bingo* Sentiment, No dp, pearl
Sugar Creek Hollow  -  #45 Tic Tac Toe* lace, ribbon, pearl
Dilly Beans - must have stamp, rubber or digital Bookmarks
CCEE Stampers -  Sympathy cards
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - encouragement + ribbon
Whimsy Inspiration -  #55 fancy edge
Cards und More - #73 Use A Die 

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Love, Lace, and Friendship! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the post is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Tuesday, January 29th, at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of ODBD Best Sellers!

If you came here from Betty's  amazing blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start at the beginning (the ODBD Blog) so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way.

For my creation, I used Let Us Begin. The shape of my card uses the Spellbinders Labels 23.  The sentiment is a famous quote from Mother Teresa and is framed with the Classic Oval and the Floral Oval. The dp is from K and Co.  The bow is made with Becca's Peg Bow Maker.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Let us Begin

This is the inside of my card using the All Occasion Sentiments and Antique Label Designs. The top is attached with a ribbon.  The Antique Label Design is cut out with the custom ODBD Antique Label and Border Die


Our Daily Bread Designs, Any Occasion Sentiment, Antique Label Designs

Card outside Recipe:
Stamps: Let Us Begin
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 23 Grand, Classic Oval and the Floral Oval
DP: K and Co. Black and White
Accessories: Becca's Peg Bow maker, red ribbon, lace

Card Inside Recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Antique Label Designs, All Occasion Sentiments
Ink: Real Red, Memento Black
Dies: Antique Label and Border Die
Accessories: Lace, Black Seam Binding

Here are the sets used:







Here are the dies:




Thanks for stopping by, I hope in some way you are inspired by my creation!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is sweet Sandee

blessings,

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