Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Lifeguard

Hi, everyone!!  Here is another sneak peek for the August release from Our Daily Bread designs.  The image and sentiment are from 'My Lifeguard', which will be available on August 1st.  For my card, I temporarily adhered two pieces of scratch paper to my white card, then stamped and sponged the scene before removing the masks.  I wanted to keep it simple as possible, so just added a button and linen thread.  I will be submitting this to the Our Daily Bread designs 'Shining the Light Challenge' which is to stencil or use sponging.

ODBD My Lifeguard, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks again for visiting with me!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Summer Flip Flops

Hello there!!  Here is a second entry for this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge of aqua, teal, and coral.   The flip flop border stamp and sentiment are from 'Life is Better', cut out with the 'ODBD Custom Flip Flop Border Die', and the shells were fussy cut from the image in the 'Anchor the Soul' set, all available August 1st from Our Daily Bread designs.  Behind the flip flops is a panel which was embossed with 'Sand' embossing powder.  Wanted to keep it simple so added a couple of scored lines with my Scor-buddy, some baker's twine, and two aqua pearls.

ODBD Life is Better, ODBD Custom Flip Flop Border Die, Anchor the Soul, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thank you for stopping by!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Let Jesus Lead the Way

Hi, everyone!! Woo hoo....it's the first day for Sneak Peeks from Our Daily Bread designs August New Releases!!! Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast gave a perfect opportunity to showcase the new 'Walk with Jesus' set (available Aug 1st). The Color Challenge is to use Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party with the 'dessert' option of watercoloring, so I cut a panel of smooth watercolor paper and used the three colors to lightly watercolor streaks for the background, matted it with coral, paper pierced the edges, then popped it up over the Pool Party card base.


Don't forget about the big sale over at Our Daily Bread designs and sister companies North Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost through Saturday, August 2nd!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings,


Monday, July 28, 2014

Framed Aster

Happy Monday!! Today's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to use your "Little Ribbon Scraps".....I immediately thought of some celery grosgrain in my stash....have about 20 2-inch pieces leftover from a mass project several years ago, so I was happy to build a card around one of those pieces which I cut into two leaves. I used two square dies to create a frame which was popped up over a square panel stamped in celery with the Gingham Background from Our Daily Bread designs. The flower was cut from the ODBD Custom Asters and Leaves Die set, sponged in daffodil. The sentiment is from the "Rose" set, also from ODBD, cut out with an oval punch.

ODBD Gingham Background, Rose, ODBD Custom Asters and Leaves Die Set, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Psssst......if you like the flower I created using the ODBD Custom Asters and Leaves Dies, you will be thrilled to know that they are on sale this week, along with many other items.....check out the news HERE!!!

Thanks for visiting with me today! FYI: Sneak Peeks for Our Daily Bread designs' August New Release begin tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Berry Sweet Strawberries

Hi, everyone!  Today's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoastis Heidi Tekunoff aka stamptek......congrats, Heidi!!!  I chose this gorgeous card to recreate today using the following products from Our Daily Bread designs: Strawberries & Pickles (strawberry image), Strawberries (sentiment), ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Custom Beautiful Border Dies (which I embossed instead of cut and hand trimmed the bottom edge.)  After adhering the white panel to the red cardstock, I used my regular paper piercer at the top and an ornare piercing tool (sharper and smaller tip) to pierce the imprints from the embossed border die.  I couldn't resist and added some gingham ribbon and a bow tied with my Bow Easy, plus two pearls in the corner.  To see a close up of the embossed border die and piercing, please click on the photo.

ODBD Strawberries, Strawberries and Pickles, ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Custom Beautiful Border Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Three Challenge Combo Cards!

Happy Saturday, everyone!!! Today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Leif Shop......I loved the colors of this phone case.  The background of my card was stamped with the smaller floral image from the ODBD Be Joyful set, then colored with markers.  Seeing the phone case with the camera cut-out inspired me to have a cut out as well, so I used a circle die to cut out a section, then stamped the sentiment in the negative space.  I have also incorporated the Friday Free4All Challenge, which was to use a stamp repeatedly to create a background.

ODBD Be Joyful, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card was a work in process all week.....each day before work I would spend a few minutes on it and finally got it finished....whew!!  I combined the Color Challenge in which I chose Daffodil, Strawberry, and Olive (and the dessert option of  'summer', the Sketch Challenge, and the Ways To Use It Challenge which was to use dots.  The strip of designer paper is from the ODBD 'Blooming Garden Collection' and the stamps are from the ODBD set, 'Zinnia'.  The flowers were colored with sponge daubers in daffodil first, then strawberry in the centers.  The flowers and leaves were cut with the ODBD Custom Zinnia and Leaves Die set.

ODBD Zinnia, ODBD Custom Zinnia and Leaves Die Set, Blooming Garden Designer Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My third card today I made for the Queen for the Day Challenge.....congrats to Dianne Beans aka sarahebo....woo hoo!!!  I chose this adorable card to recreate using the ODBD Custom Pennants Die Set, the Pennant Swag Alphabet stamp set, and a brand new embossing folder (from Darice). The single letters for "have" were stamped one at a time, then cut out with a word window punch; the "fun" letters were stamped then punched out with a star punch. Using a paper piercer, I made holes at the top of each pennant, then sewed baker's twine through them. The colors for this card were inspired from another piece from the Leif Shop, this tea towel

ODBD Custom Pennants Die Set, Pennant Swag Alphabet, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!!

Have a blessed weekend!!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, July 21, 2014

Serenity Beach

Happy Monday, everyone!!!  This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is 'A Day At The Beach'. I used a $1 clearance stamp which I bought at JoAnn's several years ago, along with a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread designs set, 'The Waves on the Sea'.  The water was sponged over a piece of scratch paper and the clouds were sponged over a scalloped circle. The palm trees were stamped an extra time, cut out and popped up with foam tape; the beach was paper-pieced using a scratch piece of unknown paper which had a sandy look. The only embellishment I used was some cotton ribbon.

ODBD Serenity (sentiment), Island Stamp Unknown, Card Designer Angie Crockett

****Before I go, I have to let ya'all know that there is a huge sale going on at Our Daily Bread designs and both of their sister companies, North Coast Creations and Artistic Outpost.  The sale will run thru Saturday, July 26 at 11pm EDT.  Save 25% on selected products.....please visit each site for details.

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett