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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope you are all doing well!!  As time keeps fleeting by so does my preparations for Christmas!!  It is hard to believe that in less than 2 months, Christmas will be here!!

I have made a gift card holder for this week's Double Embossing ODBDSLC260- Heat and Dry Embossing challenge at ODBD!!
I was inspired by a gift card holder I got from my dear friend, Grace, last Christmas.  I used a similar design with the pocket in the middle but added an additional pocket for my bookmark.

our daily Bread designs, trimming trio dies, Bookmark dies, snowflake background, Delightful Decorations, Peaceful Deer, Antique Labels, Leafy Edged Border, designed by Chris Olsen
Here are individual pictures with more of a close up:

Front created with embossed blue snowflakes using the ODBD Snowflake Background, Delightful Decorations stamps and coordinating Die, as well as the ODBD Circle Ornaments dies.  The circle was dry embossed with  a Darice Lattice Embossing folder.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Tree Trimming Trio Die, Bookmark die, Delightful Decorations die, Delightful decorations stamps, Circle ornaments dies, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen

This is the inside with the pocket in the middle sticking out so you can see the back and front of the inside pages.  It uses the Snowflake Background for the snowflakes you see on the background as well as on the bookmark.  The bookmark is embossed with holographic embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer Stamp set recently released.  It is cut out and matted using the Antique Labels die.  The pocket is created using the Leafy Edged Border die.  The pocket itself is dry embossed.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Delightful Decorations die, Tree Trimming trio stamps, Bookmark die, Antique Labels Die, Peaceful deer stamp, Leafy Edged Border die, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen

Our Daily Bread Designs, Delightful Decorations die, Tree Trimming trio stamps, Bookmark die, Antique Labels Die, Peaceful deer stamp, Leafy Edged Border die, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen


The bookmark is created using the Bookmark die at ODBD using silver metallic paper.  The snowflakes are created with the Snowflake Background.  The entire background is embossed in holographic glitter so it really sparkles in real life.  The ornament at the top is created with the Tree Trimming Trio die.
Our Daily Bread Designs, Tree Trimmings Trio dies, Snowflake background, designed by Chris Olsen

Gift Card Recipe:


For more inspiration or samples for the double embossing (dry and heated embossing) challenge please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, Diana, Paula, and Robin

We would love to have you join us for the challenge!! You have until Nov 1 at 8 pm EST to add your creation to the links at ODBD here.  Anyone may join with any stamps on the first creation, but the second creation must use ODBD stamps. For more details on how to win a $15 gift certificate or to be spotlighted, click here.

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed day!! Thanks for your comments.  They are so appreciated!!
hugs,
Chris

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hello, friends!! I hope you are all enjoying the week and all is well!!  Time certainly seems to be fleeting and fall is definitely here, you can just feel it in the air and the mornings are colder and darker!!

Today I am popping it to share another card that I made for the inspiration challenge at ODBD....a Christmas card that I really had a fun time creating with my ODBD ornament stamps and dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Elegant Embellishments, Christmas Carols, Snowflake background; ODBD Dies: Elegant Embellishments, Flourished Star Pattern, Elegant Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Splendorous Stars, Designed by Chris Olsen


Our Daily Bread Designs Card Recipe:
Stamps: Elegant Embellishments, Christmas Carols, Snowflake background
Dies: Elegant Embellishments, Flourished Star Pattern, Elegant Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Splendorous Stars

This card is just full of glimmer and sparkle as the ornaments are embossed in gold or holographic glitter and then the embossing resist technique was used. They are created using the Elegant Embellishments stamps and  Elegant Embellishments dies. The white background is cut from glitter paper using the Flourished Star Pattern and just sparkles in real life.  I just love the blue, gold and white together. The gold behind the Flourished star pattern is dry embossed as well.

Here is the inspiration photo


For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, Robin, Diana, and Paula. Chris

To join the challenge or see more details about the challenge, please visit the ODBD blog here.  All entries must be linked by Sunday, Oct. 18.  
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Hello, Friends!!  Today the ODBD team has lots of inspiration to share!! Our Daily Bread Designs is not having only one but a second Christmas Release!!  There are lots of new fun and beautiful dies and stamps so you won't want to miss it!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have untilOctober 16, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first creation using the new Peaceful deer image, the Perfect light sentiment, Merry Mosaic dies, and the Christmas Candle Dies.  

The deer was so much fun to color with copics!!  After I colored the image, I cut it out and mounted it on the Vintage Labels and Vintage Flourish Pattern. The pine in the corner is created using one of the dies in the Christmas Candle Die set.  The flowers and foliage are created using the Merry Mosaic dies and the Fancy Foliages dies.  The paper is from the ODBD Winter Collection 2014, Patriotic Collection, and Christian Faith Collection


Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect Light, Christmas Candle Dies, Peaceful deer, Merry Mosaic dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels, designed by Chris Olsen

Here is my second creation using the Perfect Light Stamp Set, Christmas Candle dies, Merry Mosaic Dies, Christmas Card Collection 2015, and the Ovals and Stitched Ovals dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect Light, Christmas Candle Dies, ovals dies, stitched Ovals dies, Merry Mosaic dies, Flourished Star Pattern die, Christmas card Collection 2015, designed by Chris OlsenThe candles were cut out using a white glitter paper and the leaves are filled with an olive green glitter paper.  They really shimmer.  The bottom border is created using the Vintage Flourish Pattern, the  Leafy Edged Border and the pine from the Christmas Candle dies.  The outside gold border is created with the Flourished Star Pattern die.

Here are photos of the materials used from the new release:



Here are a few of my creations I made with the new releases that are posted earlier this week.  You can scroll down my blog a couple of posts for more details.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Candle Dies, Beautiful Border Dies, stitched oval dies, oval dies, Flourished Star Pattern, Perfect Light stamp set, Designed By Chris OlsenOur Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Candle Dies, Doily Dies, Designed By Chris Olsen


Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Candle Dies, Doily Dies, stitched oval dies, oval dies, Flourished Star Pattern, Perfect Light stamp set, Designed By Chris OlsenOur Daily Bread Designs, Merry Mosaics, Peaceful Poinsettias, Fancy Foliage, Beautiful Borders,Peaceful deer stamp set, designed by Chris Olsen





I hope you are inspired in some way by my creations!!  For more inspiration or eye candy, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie * Dawn * Amy *
 Chris- me * Cathy * Grace * Sandee 
Robin T. * Lori * Sabrina * Angie * Diana


Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.  Have a blessed day!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect light stamp set, Christmas Candle die, Beautiful Borders die, Ovals die, Stitched Ovals die, Flourished Star Pattern die, doily die, Fancy Foliage die, created by Chris Olsen
Hello, Friends!! Happy Hump Day!!

Today I wanted to pop in and share a gift set I created with the new Christmas candle dies released at Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow!!!  I just love these candles and I can see so many creations that can be created with it.  

Earlier this week I shared the ornament.  Today I would like to share the matching card I created with lots of glimmer and sparkle.

The dies were cut in gold and then I ran the die through a few more times in green and red to fill in the gold with the colors.  In this set there are additional holly leaves and berry that I cut out to give more dimension to my foliage.  The pinecones are created using the pinecone from the Fancy Foliage  die.

The background of the card is created using the Flourished Star Pattern die.  The sentiment is from the Perfect Light stamp set to be released tomorrow. It is cut out and framed with the Stitched Ovals and Ovals dies and layered on the Beautiful Borders dies.

Here is a close up of the card in different types of lighting.  The first shows the glimmer and gold and the second shows the sentiment etc.  clearer.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect light stamp set, Christmas Candle die, Beautiful Borders die, Ovals die, Stitched Ovals die, Flourished Star Pattern die, Fancy Foliage die, created by Chris Olsen


Our Daily Bread Designs, Perfect light stamp set, Christmas Candle die, Beautiful Borders die, Ovals die, Stitched Ovals die, Flourished Star Pattern die, Fancy Foliage die, created by Chris Olsen

Again, as posted 2 days ago, here is a photo of my ornament:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Candle die, Doily die, Fancy Foliage die, created by Chris Olsen


I used the new Christmas Candles dies to be released on Thursday!!  What fun dies!!
The pine cones added to the holly foliage are from the Fancy Foliage dies.  The candle itself is layered on  circles and fancy and more intricate layer cut by the Doily die.  The ornament itself before my embellishing was a 3D heavy cardboard ornament purchased from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!
Have a blessed day!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  For many in the USA it was a holiday weekend (at least for the school kids or the USA mail).  It was the first weekend in a LONG time that my husband did not have to work!! What a blessing!! We were finally able to get to things around the house that he had not had time to get to when working so much over-time.  God is good!!  It was a great weekend!!

Well, on to a card I would like to share that I made using the sketch challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!  I used some sneak peek dies and stamps that will be released on Thursday!!
Love the Merry Mosaic dies that match with the Peaceful Poinsettia dies that were previously released last year!!  I layered the Merry Mosaic dies (cut in white) on top of blue poinsettias cut with the Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  The Leaves and foliage are cut using silver metallic cardstock. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set to be released on Thursday!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Beautiful Border dies, Merry Mosaic dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Peaceful Deer Stamp, designed by Chris Olsen

The border of the card is created with the Flourished Star Pattern.
Card Recipe
ODBD Stamps Used: Peaceful Deer (sneak peek)
ODBD Dies Used: Beautiful BordersPeaceful PoinsettiaFancy FoliageFlourished Star PatternMerry Mosaics (sneak peek)

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner!! Time is just flying by!!  I can't believe it is almost half way through October already!!!  A little over 2 months and Christmas is here.  I know it is a busy time of year but I just love celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, celebrating the Savior's birth!!

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Acts 4:12
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.


What a gift!!  What peace!!

Here is the sketch:


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


We would love to see your creations for the challenge.  For more details or the linky, please click here to the ODBD blog. You have until Sunday, October 18 at 8 pm EST to join us!!  You may have a chance to be spotlighted or win a randomly chosen $15 gift certificate toward stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!



Monday, October 12, 2015
Hello friends!! I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend!!  For some, Columbus Day means a day off for others it means same old routine, like usual.  It is a beautiful sunny fall day here today, so no matter whether you are at work or at home it is a beautiful day none the less.

With Fall here now, the holidays are quickly approaching.  I know I personally try very hard to get things done early to alleviate some of the busyness of the season.  It never seems to work, but I try .....

Today I am sharing an ornament that I created that I plan to use as a gift topper tag.  It makes a perfect small gift but an even better embellishment for a gift.

I used the new Christmas Candles dies to be released on Thursday!!  What fun dies!!
The pine cones added to the holly foliage are from the Fancy Foliage dies.  The candle itself is layered on  circles and fancy and more intricate layer cut by the Doily die.  The ornament itself before my embellishing was a 3D heavy cardboard ornament purchased from Michaels.

The other side is a sentiment that says May the Light and Hope of the Savior's Birth be with you today and always.




My last creation is a CAS creation I made using the Adore Him die...



I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I so enjoy reading them!!

blessings,

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Hello Friends!!  I hope all is well!! It amazes me that it is already October, another month has flown by!!  It will be Christmas before we know it!! Yikes!  It is time to do some of that holiday crafting!!

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created for this week's Shining the Light Color Challenge. It is all about the metallics.  There is nothing more glamorous or elegant, in my humble opinion, than adding silver or gold to those Christmas cards.

Here is my creation using the Tree Trimming Trio dies and stamps as well as the sentiment from Elegant Embellishments.  The sentiment is framed with a Spellbinders Oval and ODBD Elegant Ovals.  The gold border of the card is cut out from ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die.  The background is embossed using the Sizzix Holly Branch and Pine Branch Embossing Folder.

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Tree trimming trio stamps and dies, Elegant Embellishments stamp set, Elegant ovals die, Flourished Star Pattern die 
ODBD Stamps Used: Elegant Embellishments, Tree Trimming Trio
ODBD Dies Used: Tree Trimming Trio, Elegant Ovals, Flourished Star Pattern
Other Supplies: Holographic embossing powder, gold metallic thread and paper, Sizzix Holly Branch and Pine Branch Embossing Folder

Here is the color challenge for ODBDSLC257

We hope you can join us for the challenge.  You have until October 11 at 8pm EST to add your creation to the linky at ODBD here.  By participating in the challenge, you may have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward stamps or to be spotlighted (if you have used ODBD stamps).  We look forward to seeing your creations.

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, DianaRobin, and Paula,

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed day!!  Your comments and visits have made my day!

blessings,

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Hello, All!!  Today, the Bread Basket at Our Daily Bread Designs has lots of beautiful projects using the new dies, stamps and papers now available at ODBD!!  They really lend themselves to so many creative or even clean and simple projects for Christmas!!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here is a creation I made for Christmas using the new Christmas Carols stamp set, Flourished Letters stamp set, Delightful Decorations die set, Embellished Elegant dies,and the 2015 Christmas Paper Collection.


I had so much fun layering with the rich regal papers and the addition of gold and black card stock.
The sentiment is from the Christmas Carol stamp set and it is cut out with the ODBD Stitched Ovals die and matted on an oval cut using ODBD Ovals.  The layered decorative squares behind it are created using the ODBD Layered Lacey Squares die.  The nativity ornament is created using the Delightful Decorations Dies.  The remaining ornament is created with the Elegant Embellished dies.  The letters going down the side use the Flourished Letters stamp set cut out with ovals dies.  The corners are created using gold metallic cardstock and the corner die from the ODBD Fancy Ornaments.

Here is a photo of the inside of the card Using ODBD Fancy Ornaments and Delightful Decorations dies as well as the Leafy Edged Borders.



My second creation is a gift box I created.
It uses the Delightful Decorations stamp (for the sentiment) and the Delightful Decorations die set (for the ornaments).  The paper used is the 2015 Christmas Paper Collection.


The top circles on the top of the gift box are die cut and  matted using the Doily die and Recipe and Tags die.  The decorative trim along the top is created the Beautiful Borders die.

Here are the dies, stamps, and papers used from this release:


For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Sandee * Julie * Cathy * Amy * Dawn * Lori * Angie
Robin T. * Lisa * Chris * Grace * Sabrina 
Silke * America * Loretta * Robin C.

Here are some of the sneak peeks previously shown this week.  For more details, scroll down the blog or click on the links of the sample number under each project photo.









Thanks for stopping by!!  I so appreciate your comments and visits!!
blessings,

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