And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD March 2015 Release

Welcome, my friends and Happy Spring!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs March 2015 Release.  Get ready to view some gorgeous springtime creations made with the stamps and dies released this month.
My card sample uses the new Basket of Blessings stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Beautiful papers from the Shabby Rose Collection were stitched to layers of pink, aqua, and kraft card stocks and attached to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The die cut Doily was cut in half so the Basket of Blessings, or in this case daisies, could sit on it.  The flowers and the basket were colored with Copic Markers along with a few extra daisies which were added to make the basket full and popped up for added dimension.  A few extra leaves were cut using the Asters and Leaves Die Set and were also colored with Copics.  The little label used for the sentiment was cut with the Vintage Flourished Pattern Die and a Mini Tags Die was used to cut a little tag to be tied to the basket handle and was stamped with a Mini Tag Sentiment. Seam binding and pearls finish off the card.

Here is the new Basket of Blessings stamp set used on my sample along with other favorites that can be found at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store:

To view all of the gorgeous samples made with this release, visit the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  For the details on each beautiful creation made by my talented Sister Sticks, click on the links below!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Wanda 

Your visit to my blog is most appreciated…thank you so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop AND the first day of Spring!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Designs

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Blog Hop!  You are in for a treat today, so sit back and enjoy the Design Team creations as you hop along with us and help us celebrate seven fabulous years!

Of course there will be PRIZES…seven randomly selected winners will receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 19, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to comment on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My sample was made with the new God Verses Anniversary Stamp Set.

Creative Nugget:  This comforting verse from the book of James is one of the scriptures from the new God Verses stamp set.  The background for my card was made using the Wax Paper Resist Technique demonstrated by the talented Angella Crockett and can be found on the ODBD You Tube Channel.  The next layer of this card was made with the Quatrefoil Pattern Die and was popped up with foam tape.  Next, the Gilded Gate die cut was painted with a layer of Glossy Accents and added.  Both the positive and negative layers of the Grass Border were used for depth.  The morning glories from the Glory stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut with several extra flowers popped up for dimension, and added to the Quatrefoil layer.  The scripture verse was cut and matted using the Antique Labels Dies.  A silk ribbon and several flowers cut with one of the dies in the Ornamental Crosses die set were added to finish garden scene.

The stamps and dies used to make this card can be found 
at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store!

You can find all the fabulous samples made with the two new Anniversary sets on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  To see the details of each card made by my sweet Sister Sticks and to leave your comments, click on the links below which will take you to each of the Designers' Blogs!

Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin * Sabrina 
 Lisa * Grace * Gracie * Audrey * Wanda 
Paula * Cathy (me) * Diana * Dawn * Sandee

Have a wonderful day…enjoy the hop!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

ODBD Scripture Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Thanks for joining us for the 
ODBD DT Scripture Blog Hop!  
ODBD has so many wonderful scripture verse stamp sets and today the Design Team would like to share a few of our favorites!  We hope you are inspired by our creations!

My sample uses one of the scriptures from the 
Scripture Collection 10 stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Some beautiful paper strips from the Shabby Rose Collection and rose colored card stock were stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock to form the card front.  One of the Beautiful Borders Dies was used to make a scalloped border to separate the two sections of the card.  The card front was then mounted to a Vintage Cream card base.  The Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies were used to make the label for the scripture verse which was stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink.  The Fancy Foliage Dies were cut and stenciled to wrap around the verse.  The little flowers were cut from one of the dies in the Ornamental Crosses Die Set, sculpted, and added to the foliage to finish the card.

Here are the supplies from the
Our Daily Bread Designs Store 
that were used to make this card:

We would love to have you join us in sharing your project using an ODBD Scripture.  To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of THIS POST by Saturday, March 21st, 2015.  Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  Winners will be posted on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on Sunday, March 22, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Scripture Collection Sale
From now through Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can save 20% on all Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection stamp sets.  Please see the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for more details!

Now get ready to feast your eyes on some gorgeous ODBD Scripture creations made for your inspiration by the talented Design Team!

Lori * Chris * Angie * Silke * Robin * Sabrina 
GraceElizabeth * Audrey * Cathy (me) 
 Dawn * Sandee * Gracie

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a blessed Sunday!


Friday, March 13, 2015

SNSS March 2015 Release Blog Hop & Challenge

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March 2015 Release Day Blog Hop & Challenge! The days are getting longer, the weather is changing, and Spring is on the way!  Who doesn't love watching for the first signs of Spring after a cold and snowy winter?  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will help set the stage for Spring with three new Mini Flower Block stamp sets... AND for you animal lovers out there…two new stamp sets featuring our favorite canines and felines!  So get prepared to be inspired by the projects created for you by the talented Design Divas! 

Release Giveaway!
What would a release be without a giveaway, right?  Well, here are the details of this month's release prize. One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You have until Thursday, March 19th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, March 20th!

Here are several samples made with some of the new products being released this month:

Creative nugget:  The new Mini Flower Blocks stamp sets feature twelve beautiful flowers and three of the springtime flowers from the Mini Flower Blocks 1 and Mini Flower Blocks 3 stamp sets were chosen for my card.  Each flower was colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Spellbinders Square Nestie, and matted with Smokey Shadow card stock.   A few Grunge Elements were stamped on the background which was then embossed with chevron stripes for a little texture.  The sentiment is from the Winter with Winnie stamp set and was stamped and cut with one of the Banner Dies.  The Arrow Dies were used to make arrows which were added along with some yellow seam binding to finish the card.

If you know me at all, you know that I just love the new Puppy Love Stamp set.  You probably thought I would use the Golden, but this plaid DP just screamed Scotty!

Creative Nugget:  Lots of layers stitched together to make the background.  The Scotty was stamped twice…one was fussy cut and popped up for dimension.  One of the little hearts in the set was used to make a collar.  The little scalloped border was made with the Bookmarks & More Die Set.  Truer words were never spoken!!  LOL!

Finally, one more card made with the popular Treasured stamp set that now has a new matching Treasured Die!

Creative Nugget:  Distress inks were used to watercolor a background and texture was added with modeling paste through a stencil.  The butterfly image was colored with Copic Markers.  A sentiment from the Treasured stamp set was stamped on a Banner die cut, and the other sentiment from Everyday Miracles was stitched to the vertical panel and the corners rounded.  A few pearl flourishes and a bit of Baker's Twine finish the card.

Here are the new stamp sets that were used to make these samples:

Now onto our release day challenge!
"Loving Pets"  
(Include a pet on your card or project) 

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter
(although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, March 19th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSMARCH2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To see more fabulous samples made by the sweet Design Divas using the new products from this release, click on the links below.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the PRIZE!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Weather Woes

Hello friends!  We have a winter wonderland here…beautiful to look at, but not too much fun to drive in so I'll be staying close to home today.  Is anyone else ready for Spring? Since March came in like a lion, I'm hoping the lamb follows quickly.  LOL!  Wind and rain would be a welcome relief from ice and snow, don't you think?  One of the new Sweet Perks Bundles released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month, Windy Winnie, includes Winnie of course along with a lot of fun weather related sentiments.

Creative Nugget:  The subtle Bokeh background was created using watercolors and white pigment ink.  Hillside Edges Dies were used to make the little houses on a hill and the storm cloud. Now, about that storm cloud…it was created to cover up the fact that I had mistakenly stamped the raindrops upside down! Aaaaaack…ever do that?  But it works okay, I think!  Windy Winnie was colored with Copic Markers and her umbrella was paper pieced.  A little Glossy Accents was used on the raindrops and the puddle, and Baker's Twine finishes off the card.

Here is the Windy Winnie Bundle available at a 20% discount for only one more week...
…and the Hillside Edges Dies:

To see all of the Sweet Perks Bundles for this month and all the SWEET deals, click the Logo below.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:

Now…how about some winter wonderland eye candy!

Thanks so much for stopping by…Stay warm…Stay safe…and enjoy this day that the Lord has made!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

ODBD March 2015 Release

Hello friends!  I am so ready for Spring and the new products in the March 2015 Release by Our Daily Bread Designs are perfect for getting ready for Easter and the spring season.  The talented Breadsticks have some beautiful creations to share with you today.  

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 "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 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 March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are two projects made with the new stamp sets and dies:

Creative Nugget:  Various inks were sponged on a piece of Neenah Solar Crest card stock, the new Christ the Lord Background was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and a frame cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics Dies and the large die from the Flourished Star Pattern Die Set.  The Christ the Lord Background was stamped again on one of the beautiful papers in the Shabby Rose Collection.  The Ornamental Crosses were layered and mounted to the inside of the frame.  The corner of the Christ the Lord Background was stamped yet another time, the flowers colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and attached to the frame.  A pearl was added to the center of the cross to finish the card.

The second project was made using one of the Pre-Cut and Scored Double Display Card Bases.

Creative Nugget:  The panels of the card base were lined with Smokey Shadow card stock and papers from the gorgeous new Shabby Rose Collection.  A belly band was created to hold the card closed.  The sentiment is from the Blessed Easter stamp set and was sponged, cut and matted with Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, and popped onto some Vintage Flourished Pattern Dies.  Some Fancy Foliage and little flowers cut with one of the dies included in the Ornamental Crosses Die Set were added.

The inside of the card was decorated with the basket and sentiments from the Basket of Blessings stamp set, the Grass Border Die, and the Eggs Dies.  The basket was white embossed on pink card stock and shading added with Copic Markers.  Strips of papers from the Shabby Rose Collection and card stock were stitched together from which the eggs were cut.

 Here are the new products used to make these projects that are now available at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store...

…and some old favorites:

Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to see all the gorgeous springtime cards made by the talented Breadsticks!  To see close ups of each project and more details about each one click the individual links below.

Julie * Cathy (ME) * Lori * Dawn * Sandee 
 Grace * Angie * Lisa * Sabrina Silke * Chris 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop and have a wonderful Sunday!