Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thoughts Of You

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Twila Davis aka tjdstampsalot.....congrats, Twila!!!  I chose this stunning card for inspiration today to help me create a card for a co-worker who is retiring due to health issues.  Since my co-worker's fave color is purple, I changed Twila's blue theme to purple, changed the stamps and designer paper, but kept the awesome layout.  The roses from 'Rose Bouquet' were stamped on white, fussy cut, colored with markers, then popped up with foam tape over a strip of designer paper from the ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection. Both the top white panel and designer paper were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (the same die was used for both....the strip was cut using the die-resizing technique.) Three tiny pearls and a white bow were added for embellishments.

ODBD Rose Bouquet, ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Under His Wings

Altered Diaries Etsy Store
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the 'Altered Diaries' Etsy site.......I thought that this journal was very cool and it reminded me of one of the new Bible Journaling stamps from Our Daily Bread designs, 'Find Refuge'.  After my card was finished, I realized that I should have used banana cardstock instead of ivory for a better match to the inspiration photo, but what's done is done! :)  Since the journaling stamp is 5-1/4 tall, there was not room to put designer paper at the top and bottom, so I put the strips down each side instead.  The designer paper is from the ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection; the feathers were watercolored to coordinate with the paper. Some baker's twine was added to mimic book binding.

ODBD Find Refuge, ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! :)

Hi, everyone!

Thanks so much to Chrisd, Maxine, and Robyn, for commenting on last week's "How To Create a Bookmark with Any Die" post!  I have a craft room FULL of crafting supplies (and lots of hand-made cards), so I would like to reward all three of you!  Maxine and Robyn, I have your addresses already, but Chrisd, please send me an email to angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com.  (Note: I spelled it all out so that spam generators wouldn't pick it up as easily!) 

Thanks again, ladies!  I'll be rounding up your goodies later in the week and will probably ship them out on Monday.

Blessings!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, January 8, 2017

St Teresa Quote for Featured Stamper

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Pam aka wearestampers....congrats, Pam!  I fell in love with this super cute card.....what a clever design!!!  I changed up the colors and stamps, used designer paper, and added baker's twine, but kept the layout as close as possible.  I used the following items from Our Daily Bread designs to create my card today: 'A Happy Hello' stamp set, ODBD Plum Pizazz Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies (for cutting the designer paper and for embossing the stitches in the card), ODBD Custom Mini Stitched Hearts Dies, and the tiny hearts are from the ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies set.

ODBD A Happy Hello, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Mini Stitched Hearts Dies, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, ODBD Plum Pizazz Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Two Dress-Inspired Cards

Tumblr "I Don't Wear Dresses"
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the 'I Don't Wear Dresses' tumblr site.  I chose two different dresses and made two cards.

I fell in love with the rich blackberry colors in this dress and it made me think of tulips for some reason....winter has just begun but I'm ready to see my spring flowers popping up!  For my card, I mixed an 'oldie but goodie' stamp, 'Tulip Corner', with a new die cut, the ODBD Custom 'Happy Birthday Script' Die, plus the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, and little hearts from ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies (all items are from Our Daily Bread designs).  The image was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then water-colored with Blackberry Bliss, dark at the base and gradient toward the tips of the petals. Once I was finished with the water-coloring, I flicked the wet paintbrush over the ivory panel.  The word die was cut in half so that it would work with this image. Instead of dotting the I, a tiny heart was placed there instead. I will also be submitting this to the Less Is More 'Ombre' Challenge and ODBD Shining the Light Color Challenge (I chose the three shades of purple on the left).

ODBD Tulip Corner, ODBD Custom Happy Birthday Script Die, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Tumblr "I Don't Wear Dresses"
My second card is based on this blue floral dress......I cannot pass us royal blue flowers!!!!  For my card, I cut out a panel with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, stamped it all over with the image from 'A Happy Hello', added a border cut with the ODBD Custom Deco Border Die plus thin satin ribbon.  The sentiment was cut out with the ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, matted with the ODBD Custom Ovals Dies.  Three tiny pearls and a bow were added for simple embellishments.

ODBD A Happy Hello, ODBD Custom Deco Border Die, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Have a blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pooh Bear Name-frame Gift and Card

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share a card and name-frame created back in November for a new little bundle of joy in our family, our new niece, Molly!  In order to match Molly's nursery, since I do not own any Pooh stamps, for both the card and nameframe, I fussy cut the Pooh characters out of some scrapbook paper.  For the card, I started by cutting out the pink panel with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, then cut out the circles with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies.  The sentiment is from the 'Pennant Flag Verses' set; the sentiment and mat, along with the pennants at the top were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies and ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.  Peeking through the circle cut-outs is a panel which was stamped with the ODBD 'Gingham Background' stamp; the white mat at the bottom was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies set.  The tiny hearts are from the ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies set.

ODBD Pennant Flag Verses, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

For the frame, Pooh scrapbook paper was used for the background and the fun image.  The following items from Our Daily Bread designs were also used:  ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennants Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies (sponged clouds), ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Fence Die, ODBD 'Little Girls' stamp set (sentiment).

ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Fence Die, ODBD Little Girls, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Frame Designed by Angie Crockett

Here is a close up view:

ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Fence Die, ODBD Little Girls, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Frame Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Thursday, January 5, 2017

You Will Find Refuge

Hi, everyone!  Today's Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoast is 'Something old, new, borrowed, and blue'.  The old part is covered by the antique copper brads which I bought when I first discovered stamping. The new is the Bible Journal stamp, 'Find Refuge'. The borrowed part is the design which was borrowed from this awesome card by Marilyn....I love the eagle with just the blue sky and no scene...very powerful with the scripture verse! The blue part is the sponged sky.   My card today is a birthday card for a co-worker who loves eagles.  As soon as I saw the new Bible Journaling stamp, 'Find Refuge', from Our Daily Bread designs, I knew that I had to use the 'On Eagles' Wings' along with it.  The scripture was stamped on a white panel which was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies; the clouds were sponged over a template cut out with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies; the eagle was fussy cut, colored, then popped up with foam tape over the rustic burlap-type ribbon.  Three metal brads were added as a subtle embellishment without taking the attention off of the scripture and eagle.

ODBD Find Refuge, ODBD On Eagle's Wings, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett