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Monday, September 18, 2017
Welcome Friends!! Today North Coast Creations (sister company to Our Daily Bread Designs)  has an awesome and fun release!! If you are looking for animal themed or need to create baby card or kid's birthday cards, this release is a must have.  

Today I am sharing 4 cards I created with 2 of the 3 stamp sets being released today.  These stamp sets include coordinating dies for cutting out the animals and creating 3d images. Each of the cards will have the stamps and dies used from  North Coast Creations or Our Daily Bread Designs.

My first two creations are made using the Go Wild Stamps and Dies.  It was so fun to color these images with copics and create these mini scenes.

designed by Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, North Coast Creation (NCC) stamps/dies- Go Wild ODBD Dies- Pierced Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Circles,  Clouds and Raindrops, Happy Birthday dies

North Coast Creation (NCC) stamps/dies- Go Wild

designed by Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, North Coast Creation (NCC) stamps/dies- Go Wild ODBD Dies- Pierced Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles,  Clouds and Raindrops, Fancy Foliage
North Coast Creation (NCC) stamps/dies- Go Wild

These next two cards are made using the Bundle of Love stamp/die set.  

The first card is an A2 card which includes a stenciled background (using the Clouds and Raindrops dies from ODBD.  The star is create with Double Stitched Stars.  For more embellishing sequins and die cut balloons from Happy Birthday (ODBD dies) were used.

designed by Chris Olsen, North Coast Creations, Bundle of Love Stamp dies,  Double Stitched Stars, Clouds and Raindrops, Happy Birthday, Double Stitched Rectangles

NCC Stamps/dies- Bundle of Love

 This second card using the Bundle of Love die is a shaker card that has sequins on the inside.

designed by Chris Olsen, North Coast Creation, Our Daily Bread Design, Bundle of Love stamp/die, Circle Ornaments, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Circles,  Clouds and Raindrops, Happy Birthday

NCC Stamps/dies- Bundle of Love

Here is a photo of the two stamp/die sets.



For more inspiration using these stamps, please visit my talented dt sisters.

Sandee, Julie, Dawn, Lisa, Chris (me), Angie, Maggie

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are is some way inspired by my creations.  Have a blessed day!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello Friends and Welcome to the September New Our Daily Bread Designs Release!!  You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team) using these fun patriotic themed stamps and dies!  This month ODBD is releasing two fun fold dies!!


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 on their blogs!  You have until September 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

My first project uses the fun Tri-shutter card die and the coordinating Tri-Shutter Layer Dies which makes creating this special fold card so easy with amazing results!!! This card uses sentiments from the new Remembrance stamp set as well the Stars and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad.  The card was embellished with balloons from the Happy Birthday die set as well as the Sparkling Stars and Double Stitched Star dies.  The sentiments are framed and cut from the Layered Lacey Ovals, Pierced Circles, Circles and Ovals dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Remembrance, Stars and Stripes Paper, Tri-Shutter Card, Tri-Shutter Layers, Ovals, Layered Lacey Ovals, Ovals, Sparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars, Circles, Pierced Circles, Happy Birthday dies, Created by Chris Olsen

My second creation is another tri-shutter card created with the amazing Tri-shutter card die and coordinating Tri-shutter layers.  The sentiments are from the Remembrance stamps set.  The background is layered with the Stars and Stripes 6x6 Paper pad.  The front is embellished with a decorative sentiment die cut using the Thank You die.  It includes additional stars cut using the Sparkling Stars and Double Stitched Star dies from gold metallic card stock, white card stock and Stars and Stripes Designer paper.  The sentiments are framed with the Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Circles, and Pierced Circles.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Remembrance, Stars and Stripes Paper, Tri-Shutter Card, Tri-Shutter Layers, Double Stitched Stars, Sparkling Stars, Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Circles, Pierced Circles, Thank You die, by Chris Olsen

My last creation is a simple top fold card which I created with the Defining Forces stamp set.  I just love this sentiment!  The background is created with Kraft paper which was embossed using the Lattice Backgrounds Die and stars cut out with the Double Stitched Stars.  A piece of solid red paper from the Stars and Stripes paper is placed behind it.  Stars were then cut from scraps of the Stars and Stripes 6x6 paper using the Sparkling Stars dies to be adhered in the precut stars of the background.  The sentiment is die cut using the Vintage Labels die.  The outside frame is created using the Pierced Rectangles dies and Double Stitched Rectangles dies.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Defining Forces, Vintage Labels, Double Stitched Stars. Sparkling Stars, Lattice Background dies, by Chris Olsen

This is a photo of the new items used on my cards above:





I hope you enjoyed or are inspired in some way by my creations.  For more inspiration please visit my dt sisters:  Sandee, Cathy, Grace, Lisa, Angie, Lori, Chris, Dawn, Diana, and Helen.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

May God Bless You!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Hello Friends!! Welcome to the ODBD August Release!! You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team) using these fun sports themed stamps and dies!


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 on their blogs!  You have until August 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first card I am sharing with you is created using the  new Football Stamp Die Duo, Sports Jersey Dies, as well as the past released Happy Birthday dies, Bitty Borders, Pierced Squares, and Old Glory 6x6 paper.  The fold is called a lever fold and it is created with the fun and precut fancy fold - Lever background at ODBD.  This is the inside


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This is the outside or cover of the card.


This is the second card I created using the new All Star Jersey stamp set and Sports Jersey dies as well as the previously released Sparkling Stars dies, Pierced Rectangles, and Old Glory 6x6 paper.



Here is a photo of the newly released stamps and dies used:





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

Cathy, Grace, Angie, Sandee, Kathy, Diana, Dawn. Lisa, Chris (me), Lori, and Helen

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope in some way you were inspired by my creations.

Blessings,
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Hello Friends!! Welcome to the ODBD July Release!!  It is a perfect summer release as we think about sun and summer!! You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team).


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 on their blogs!  You have until July 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first card I am sharing with you is created using the  new Bon Voyage stamp set, Ferns dies, and Frangipani dies, as well as the previously released Lavish Layers, Ovals, Pierced Rectangles dies, and Boho Bold 6x6 paper pack.

The image is sponged using a circles die and several bright inks to create the sunset.  After die cutting the Frangipani die I traced the embossed sections with copics and wet the flower so I could shape it for a more 3d flower.


 The second card is created using the new released Bon Voyage stamp set, Frangipani dies, and Fern Dies as well as the previously released Doily Dies, Pierced Rectangles dies, Lavish Layers dies, Beautiful Borders dies and the Boho Bold 6x6 Paper Pack.





Again the flowers were colored with copics (pink, light violet and yellow) after it was die cut and then wet so it could be molded.

The new stamp sets are pictured here:




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

Cathy, Sandee, Lisa, Dawn, Angie, Grace, Lori, Chris (me), Diana

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope in some way you were inspired by my creations.

Blessings,

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Our Daily Bread Designs, Happily Ever After, Wedding Wishes Paper pad, Layered Lacey Ovals, Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Leafy Edged Borders, Bitty Blossoms, Scalloped Chain, designed by Chris Olsen

Hello Friends!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer!!

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for the last Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This month's challenge is a color challenge:

Here is the card I created: 

Our Daily Bread Designs, Happily Ever After, Wedding Wishes Paper pad, Layered Lacey Ovals, Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Leafy Edged Borders, Bitty Blossoms, Scalloped Chain, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Happily Ever After
ODBD Paper Used: Wedding Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Diana and Robin.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a blessed day!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Our Daily Bread Designs, Happily Ever After, Bitty Blossoms dies, Ovals Dies, Ornate Ovals dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, Scalloped Chain dies,  tulip heart dies, Ornate Heart dies, designed by Chris Olsen


Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well and that you are enjoying some beautiful spring/summer weather.  Today, as I write this post, it is sunny, warm and not humid!  So gorgeous in Virginia!  Many times we have the humidity so this is d-bomb!!

This month, Kelley released some gorgeous wedding stamps and dies at ODBD!! Since June is the wedding month it is so appropriate.  I know we have a few weddings to attend in the fall.  I have been having fun creating cards for my nieces and nephews.

Today's card is one that I created for this month's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD.  It is a color challenge.  Here are the colors:


This is the card I created:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Happily Ever After, Bitty Blossoms dies, Ovals Dies, Ornate Ovals dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, Scalloped Chain dies,  tulip heart dies, Ornate Heart dies, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used:  Happily Ever After

I just love the bitty blossom flowers.  The white flowers were die cut and then sponged in pink.  The silver heart is die cut from the Ornate Heart dies.

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

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They are truly appreciated!
Have a blessed day!




Thursday, June 1, 2017
Welcome friends!! Today ODBD is releasing more sets of beautiful stamps and dies.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team).


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 on their blogs!  You have until June 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.

The first is a book fold design using the new Long Lasting Love Stamp set, new Mr. and Mrs. Die, new Scalloped Chain Background Die, the past released Ovals diesPierced Ovals diesLayered Lacey Ovals dies, and Beautiful Borders dies.  The design paper is the new Wedding Wishes.  The fold itself uses the pre-cut fun and fancy Book fold.  The image and sentiments are embossed in silver.



This is the inside of the book fold card which uses the Mr. and Mrs. dieCirclesPierced CirclesBitty Borders, Bitty Blossoms diesWedding wishes designer paper, and the Long Lasting Love stamp set.


Here is my second creation:


This wedding card was created with the new Long Lasting LoveMr. and Mrs. DieScalloped Chain die, and Wedding Wishes 6x6 paper pack, as well as the past released OvalPierced Ovals,  Beautiful Borders dies, and Bitty Blossoms dies.

The Mr. and Mrs. die is die cut in gold metallic cardstock.  The image is embossed in gold embossing powder.  The beautiful borders die is laced with gold cardstock. 

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

 Lisa Diana 

or the ODBD blog

here are the new photos of the stamps, dies and papers used for the creations above:




Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I hope you were inspired in some way by today's creations.  Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  It seems like time just keeps on flying by.  It has been busy here which I am sure makes the time fly even faster but just the same it is flying by.  We are already in the 5th month of the year!  How can it be?

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for this month's Shining the Light challenge ODBDSLC286 Just Say Thanks.  It seems like such an appropriate month as we thank our teachers at the end of the year or Thank our mothers on Mother's Day.  A simple thank you goes a long way and brightening up the day of the recipient.

Here is a card I created using the stamp set Beauty:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Beauty, Boho Background die, Thanks die, ovals die, pierced ovals die, beautiful borders die, designed by chris olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Beauty

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Robin, and Diana or the ODBD Blog here.

Being thankful isn't just for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scripture tells us to be "thankful in everything, in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we find ourselves overwhelmed with burdens and worried about tomorrow, we can praise God for who he is and his promise to never leave us or forsake us. We have been blessed with the free gift of salvation and eternal life!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments!! They are so appreciated!!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hello Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well!  I can't believe it is now May!  Time is flying!!  It appears Virginia is skipping spring right into summer with its very warm temperatures.  It is beautiful, however, with the green grass, budding trees, and growing flowers (daylilies, irises...and etc.).

Today I am popping in to share this month's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD, "Just Say Thanks"  As the school year comes to a close, I decided to make a thank you card for a teacher using this month's new release stamps and dies: Notebook Paper, Clipboard, Seeds of Knowledge, and A+ Apples.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Seeds of Knowledge, A+ Apples, Clipboard Set, Pierced Rectangles, Filligree Frames, Pennant Flag, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Seeds of Knowledge

While it is a more CAS card for me, I do like how it turned out.  The new dies and stamps were so fun to use.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, Robin and Diana. If you would like to join us for the challenge, please see challenge details and a linky for adding your creation here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.  Have a blessed day!




Monday, May 1, 2017


Welcome friends!! Today ODBD is releasing more sets of beautiful stamps and dies.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team).


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 on their blogs!  You have until May 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  As the school year comes to a close, we want to show appreciation for our teachers.

The first creation uses the new Notebook Paper (stamp die duo), Seeds of Knowledge, Clipboard Set (dies), A+ Apples, as well as the Layered Lacey Ovals, Pierced Circles, Circles, Pierced Rectangles, Thanks die, and Blushing Rose 6x6 Paper Pack.



My second creations is a 3D Gable box using the new Notebook Paper (stamp die duo)Seeds of KnowledgeClipboard Set (dies), A+ Apples, as well as the Pierced CirclesCircles  Flourished Tag Die, and Glorious Gable Box.


Here are the photos of the new stamps and dies used on the creations above.






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

Cathy * Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie * Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin * 
Sabrina * Helen * Lori


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Your visits and kind words deeply touch my heart.






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