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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Good Morning Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  Here in Virginia the weather has been beautiful and it officially feels a lot like spring with temperatures in the 70's and 80's.  We have mowed our lawn a few times.  The tulips are blooming and the leaves are more prominent on the trees.  It is gorgeous and so fresh looking!  There is nothing like the freshness of the emerging grass after winter.  I have been so blessed to have my parents and sister come and visit for the past couple of weeks.  I am so going to miss them!!!

Today I would like to share my newest creation for the Shining the Light Challenge- Spring Has Sprung (Create your own die cut flowers).

Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Bitty Blossoms, Fancy Foliage, Lattice Background, Vintage Borders, Vintage Labels


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Robin, Diana, and Julie or link your creation by April 30th to the link here.


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


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Good morning all!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  The weather is becoming warmer here during the day.  The grass is green and our tulips look like they are about to open.  The flowering trees are blossoming.  I just love this time of year!!

  Since Spring is now here, this month's challenge at ODBD is Spring has sprung0 create your own flowers with dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs,Flowers, Lattice Background, Vintage Borders, Rose, Rose Leaves, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Lovely Leaves, Beautiful Borders, Designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Lovely Flowers
ODBD Dies Used: Lattice BackgroundVintage BordersRoseRose LeavesVintage Flourish PatternLovely LeavesBeautiful Borders, Fancy Fan

I enjoyed creating budding roses using the Rose border die released this past weekend.  The background is created using the Lattice Background Die that is sponged with amethyst.  The frame around the image is created by die cutting the Fancy Fan die and then turning the die upside down, matching the oval on the top with the die and recutting my cardstock creating an ornate oval of sorts.


For more inspiration for this ODBDSLC285 challenge or to link your own creation with die cut flowers, please visit the ODBD blog or my dt sisters:
Robin, Julie, and Diana.



Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! They are greatly appreciated.  May God bless you!!
Saturday, April 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 April 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Lovely Flowers (clear stamps), Fancy Fan die, and Lattice Background Die as well as the Bitty ButterfliesBeautiful BordersVintage Borders,  and Vintage Labels.

The Fancy Fan die is so versatile and need not only be used to create a fan.  In this card, the die is used as a center focus in the layout.  The fan is cut twice and attached with one being adhered upside down to the other die cut which is face up.  I love the elegance of the die!!

My second creation uses the new Lovely Flowers (clear stamps)Fancy Fan die, Rose die, and Rose Leaves.  The images in the Lovely flowers stamp set are so beautiful!! It was so much fun to color them although they are small and dainty.  This fan is secured with a brad at the bottom and can fold up.


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:

DawnJulieCathy, RobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngie
KathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Our Daily Bread Designs, Tulips, Tulip die, Lavish Layers, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

Good Morning Friends!!  I hope this day finds you well and your are enjoying spring air and sun wherever you live as it is now officially spring...at least in the USA!!

The first thing I think of in spring is Sunshine, flowers, birds, green grass, Easter, and the signs of new life!!!

With this in mind, I enjoyed creating a card with ODBD's Tulips and Coordinating Tulip Die for this month's ODBD Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps challenge reminder post!!  I embossed my flower in white and then sponged the flower to give it color.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Tulips, Tulip die, Lavish Layers, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Tulips

The flowers were sponged rather than colored and then die cut.
It was a lot of fun and used a bit less more ink then using copics.  

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Robin, and Diana.
If you would like to join us, you may add your creation until April 2 on the ODBD blog linky here.

Thanks for visiting and for your comments!!


Friday, March 17, 2017
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs March Anniversary New Release in honor of Our Daily Bread's 9th Anniversary!!  You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the chance to win!!  

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 March 18, 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 March 19th, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Large Numbers dies and Celebration stamp set as well as the Bitty Butterflies dies, Pierced Rectangles DiesPierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Happy Birthday Script die, Boho Background die, and Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 paper pad.  

Please note the Boho Background die I used on this card and the next card is the older version.  There is a new and improved Boho Background die in the store here.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Large Numbers dies and Celebration stamp set as well as the Bitty Butterflies dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Happy Birthday Script die, Boho Background die, and Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 paper pad.

My second creation uses the new Celebration stamp set and Large Numbers dies as well as the Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles DiesPierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Mini Bow die, Happy Birthday Script die, and Boho Background die (used for embossing and stenciling).


Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Celebration stamp set and Large Numbers dies as well as the Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Mini Bow die, Happy Birthday Script die, and Boho Background die



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:

DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeAngie
KathyLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  I can't believe it is March already.  Spring is just around the corner.  Of course, all the warm weather in February has been a real tease and many were wondering if it would go cold once again.

With spring right around the corner so are the spring flowers and green grass!!  I just love the fresh feel and look of spring!!  Today I am sharing a card I created for the Anything Goes with ODBD stamps using the new coloring pages.  These coloring pages are so fun and beautiful to color and include so many awesome scriptures.  For mine today, I chose my favorite scripture verse!
The God's Blessing Coloring page is colored with copics and then framed with the Circle Scalloped Rectangles and Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Godls Blessing Coloring Pictures, Circle Scalloped Rectangle dies, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

I just love all the flowers and butterflies!  I decided to color it with several bright and cheery colors.  The frame is created with 2 sizes of the Pierced Rectangles dies.  The inside frame is created with pieces of the Circle Scalloped Rectangles peeking out.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Diana, Robin, and Julie.  To link your creation using at least one ODBD, Artistic Outpost or Northcoast Creations stamps (or coloring pages), click here and add them here until April 2.

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words.  They are so appreciated!!

blessings,

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs March New Release!! You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the chance to win!!  

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 March 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 March 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Tulips stamp set, coordinating Tulip die, and Circle Scalloped Rectangle die as well as the previously released Pierced Rectangles dies.  The Tulip image was colored with copics and then die cut with the coordinating tulip die. The Circle Scalloped rectangle peeks from behind a frame created with the pierced rectangles.  The Circle Scalloped rectangle is so versatile!



My second creation uses the new God's Blessings Coloring Pages!!!  Yes, ODBD has coloring pages with scripture!! It includes 40 coloring pages sized perfectly for an A2 card (it includes 4 pages each of 10 designs). The larger rectangle dies at ODBD make the perfect frames.  This particular coloring sheet was colored with copics and then framed with die cut Pierced Rectangles.


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:

DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngie
KathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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

Monday, February 27, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!  It was a warm and beautiful Saturday and then a bitter cold and windy Saturday.  This a.m. we woke up to a deep freeze at 26 degrees.  So much for our budding trees and flowers.  So sad as everything began to bloom so early. The tulips I share today may be the only tulips I will actually see.

This card uses a sneak peek of the Tulips stamp set and coordinating Tulip die to be released on Wednesday.  It also uses the Deco Border Die, Pierced Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, and Boho Bolds paper pack.


O Lord, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24

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

blessings,



Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you well!! It is hard to believe that we are already on the second month of 2017.  Where does the time go?  In a week it will be Valentine's Day.  Other than making cards for my dear daughters or for my hubby, I generally do not create Valentine's Day.  I do, however, make wedding and/or anniversary cards and the dies and stamps this month at ODBD are perfect.

Today's ODBD Shining the Light challenge at ODBD is a Wedding Inspiration.  I had fun picking and or creating a photo collage of wedding cakes, treats, flowers, and etc.


Since Valentine's Day is about pink or red, the inspiration is peach.

Here is my creation:

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Bitty Borders, Layering Hearts, Small Bow, Tulip Hearts, Lavish Layers, Pierced Rectangles


It was fun to make a his and her heart to symbolize a bride and a groom.  I used sparkly white glitter paper, black glitter cardstock, and silver metallic cardstock to add elegance.  

We would love to have you join us for the challenge!!  You have until March 5th at 8 pm EST to add your creation to the linky.  For your first creation, you may use any stamps but any additional entries must include Our Daily Bread Designs, Northcoast Creations or Artistic Outpost stamps!

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


While many associate the verse below with a wedding or anniversary, it applies to us all.  We are called upon to Love our neighbor as ourselves.  When you read the paper, watch the news or even observe the world around you, you can see that many do not Love as God calls us to.  We are more concerned about ourselves or our reputations than those around us.  What can you do today to show love to those around you and to let them know you care.

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

hugs,





Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hello Friends!! Welcome to the ODBD February New Release!! 




 Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February New Release!! You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the chance to win!!  

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 February 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 February 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 Gable Box created with the Glorious Gable Box, Let Love Grow stamp set, and Tulip Heart die from the February New Release as well as the previously released Bitty Blossoms dies, Love script die, Fancy Foliage dies, Tag Trio dies and Leaves and Branches dies.  The Gable Box is such a beautiful die for creating a treat box!!  It is easy to create and you may decorate it any way you would like.  It can be more masculine or my elegant or feminine depending upon your preference.  It is very versatile.  I went with a more feminine style.



Here is the side view:



My second creation is a matching card using the new Let Love Grow, Tulip heart die, Layering Heart die, and Glorious Gable Box as well as the Bitty Blossoms and Leaves and Branches dies.



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:
DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngieKathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Hello Friends!!  Today is the last day of January! I can't believe we are already through the first month in the new year!  Wow! Time flies!

I don't often share masculine cards since I don't feel it is my strength but today I am going to share a card I created using the Living Water stamp set.  This image is so fun to color!! It has a lot of sparkle since glitter was added to the snow and water.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Living Water
Paper: Silver Metallic, black , White card stock (blue panel is white cardstock sponged)

As I look at the world around us and the constant bickering and persecution that takes place, I am reminded that God does not promise us peace.  In fact he tells us wars and rumors or war or constant turmoil will continue through our lives until He comes back. As I watch the news each day I think to myself how much worse can this world become.  I have to remember where my strength comes from.  My strength comes from God alone.  I can not depend on government or people nor can you.  Remember today that you are not alone!




May you be blessed today!! I hope you have enjoyed my creation and are inspired in some way.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.  I will be back tomorrow with the new release at ODBD.  I hope you are able to join us!

blessings,


Monday, January 30, 2017

Hello Friends!  I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and had time to spend some time with family and/or friends.  It has been such a blessing to have time to regroup and spend time with Scott and the girls as well as attend church before restarting a new week.

Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek of the new Glorious Gable Box available to be purchased on Wednesday at Our Daily Bread Designs. The Tulip Heart die, Layering Hearts dies, and Let Love Grow stamp set will also be available Wednesday.  The Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Collection, Antique Labels and Border dies, Bitty Borders dies, and Love Script die are available now.


Here is the back of the same box.



I plan to use these Gable Boxes for Valentines Day.  They are so much fun to make and make such a wonderful treat box.

Last week we had another order for our Etsy store.  The customer contacted me to let me know that this was for her husband's birthday.  Since I always include a handmade card with each sale in our store, I created this card for the recipient.  



The background was created my stamping the tree for the Joys of the Season Stamp set and sponging clouds.  The happy Birthday sentiment is die cut using the Happy Birthday Script die.  The Mountain scene is from the Keep Climbing Stamp set and is framed with a die from Lavish Layers.  Again, the clouds were sponged.

May God bless you with a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments!  I hope to post again tomorrow but if for some reason I do not, I will be sharing a new creation on Wednesday, February 1, for the Our Daily Bread Designs New Release.

blessings,


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