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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  Time is flying by and fall is officially here in VA.  This a.m. the temperature was in the high 30's. Brrr!  It is hard to believe it is almost the end of October.  Christmas will be here before you know it.

Today I would like to share one of my Christmas creations using the Merry Caps Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I just love the font of it.


The poinsettias are created with the Merry Mosaics and the Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  The pine was created with the Pine Branches dies.  The paper used is the Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Collection.  The card itself and the dies are framed using the Pierced Rectangles.

The Merry Christmas Caps are cut from both silver cardstock or white cardstock.  The poinsettias are layered using the Christmas Coordinating 2015 paper collection and the Peaceful Poinsettia dies and Merry Mosaic dies.

I hope you are in some way inspired by my creation.

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


Monday, October 16, 2017
Hello friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Special Christmas/ November Prerelease!! Christmas is right around the corner!  Have you gotten all your cards ready? Today through October 31st, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering Pre-Order Bundle Specials on the November 2017 release including wonderful stamps and dies for Christmas!  All November 2017 Bundle Pre-orders will begin shipping on November 1, 2017 or sooner, Please see the ODBD blog for more details.  Please note that the individual items from the November 2017 Release will not be available for purchase until November 1st.

Today I would like to share two creations made with this pre-release.  The first is made with the Winter Cardinal stamp set and the Christmas 2017 Paper Collection.  The fold uses the Tri-shutter dies as well as the Pine cones, Pine branches, Ovals, and Pierces ovals dies.


My second creation uses the Snowman Family, Christmas Collection 2017. and Curvy slopes from the upcoming November Release (or available in pre-release bundles as seen below) as well as the Bitty Borders, Pierced Circles, Circles, Pierced Ovals and fence dies.


The pre-releases available include:




For more details, click here to the ODBD Website.

For more inspiration for this pre-release, please visit my talented dt sisters:
Diana, Dawn, Lisa, Chris (you are here), Grace, Sandee, Lori, and Helen.

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


Sunday, October 1, 2017
Hello Friends and Welcome to the October 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 Fall and Christmas 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 October 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I will be sharing two creations using the new release. The first is using the Be A Sunflower as well as the coordinating Sunflower die and the Fall Favorites 6x6 paper pack.
This center step is created with the Pre-cut Fun and Fancy Center Step card available at ODBD. The image is colored with copics and white ink was added for some extra interest to the centers. In addition to the new stamps and dies, the Bitty Borders, Grass Border, Fence die, Ovals and Pierced Ovals dies


Our Daily Bread Designs, Be a Sunflower, Sunflower die, Fence die, Pierced Oval dies, Oval dies, Bitty Border dies, Grass dies, Fall Favorites Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen


Our Daily Bread Designs, Merry Christmas Caps dies, Pine Branches dies, Lavish Layers dies, Pinecones dies, Lovely Leaves dies, Rounded Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies, Chris Olsen

Here is a sneak peek I shared yesterday on my blog using the Be a Sunflower Stamp set.  For more details, click here.



I hope you are inspired by my creations.  For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Here are the stamps, dies, and papers from the new release used.
 










Saturday, September 30, 2017
Hello Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well!!  It has been a bit since I have posted.  It sure has been busy as we prepare for craft shows as well as work.  Happy Fall!!

Fall is such a beautiful time of year...my favorite!  After hot humid days the fall temperatures are so welcome!!  So comfortable!  The leaves change their color.  "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Today I would like to share a sneak peek of a creation I made using some new stamps, dies, and papers, being released at Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow!! 

I created a shaker card with sequins using the new stamp set Be a Sunflower and the coordinating Sunflower die as well as the Fall Favorites Paper pack.   The fun shape is created using the Rounded Rectangles and Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles. The added decorative strips are created using the Bitty Border dies. The sentiment is framed with ovals cut from the Layered Lacey Ovals and Ovals dies.


The "Bread Basket" has a lot of inspiration to share with you tomorrow!! You won't want to miss the release.  Have a blessed day!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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!

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