Monday, November 20, 2017

In Everything, Give Thanks

Hi, everyone!  This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to show a message of gratitude on your card.  I've been looking through my old Stampin Up sets this week and realized that some have not been used in ten or more years!  So, for my card today, I combined the turkey from 'Turkey Talk' and a scripture verse from 'Happy Harmony'.  Some punched leaves were added for a fun embellishment. I will also submit this to the Fan Club Central Theme of 'Holiday Happiness' for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stampin Up Turkey Talk and Happy Harmony, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

Angie Crockett from Body Mind Spirit and Stamps.Blogspot.com

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Two Quick Cards for Featured Stamper

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is one of my ODBD designer sisters, Helen Gullett aka HelenG.....congrats, my Sistah Stick!!!!! (Our team at Our Daily Bread designs lovingly call each other 'Breadsticks', hence the 'Sistah Stick'!) What an awesome gallery Helen has, full of Bible Journaling, Mixed Media, Clean and Simple, and more...I finally decided on this gorgeous card since I need to force myself to do more ink techniques.  I needed to make a thank you card for a friend at work who has been helping me with a difficult transition to a new position there, plus she is just plain awesome as a human being and I want her to know how much she is appreciated!!  For the background on my card, I used the Ink Spritzer technique (on a craft sheet since I didn't have a page protector) with Pink Passion and Blackberry Bliss inks.  The butterflies are from the 'Trois Jolies Papillons' set by Our Daily Bread designs, the sentiment is from 'Sentiments Collection' cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies set.  The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Since I forgot to add some ink splatters like on Helen's card, I added some sequins instead.

ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons, ODBD Sentiments Collection, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

The second card I cased from Helen's gallery is this gorgeous card. I loved the layered trees and thought it would be perfect for a masculine birthday card! The trees were stamped with an un-named stamp from Inkadinkado in Certain Celery, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow.  The sentiments from the Stampin Up set, 'Happy Everything' were stamped in Mossy Meadow and Certain Celery.  The panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  Some linen thread was added to match the Crumb Cake card base.

ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up 'Happy Everything', Tree Stamp By Inkadinkado, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Frangipani Calendar Page

Agraria San Franciso Lemon Verbena AirEssence Diffuser
Hi again, everyone!  My first card today was pretty quick, so I'm going back for a second helping of the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast!  When I saw this Lemon Verbena diffuser, it reminded me of the frangipani (plumeria) flowers from the stamp set 'Sweet As Perfume' from ODBD.  I've been working on a birthday calendar for my mother-in-law and I'm so excited to use this stamp set for the July page. Backstory: Hubby and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon (over 25 years ago) and brought back some Plumeria starts (which looked like cigars).  My mother-in-law and I both planted the starts; mine only lived about a year but hers flourished and grew to be about six feet tall!  Once a year it would bloom and it was pure joy!!!! 

ODBD Sweet As Perfume

Thanks for visiting again!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunset Blessings

Agraria San Franciso Bitter Orange Bath and Body Bundle
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Agraria San Franciso....I fell in love with the rich colors of this bath and body ensemble and used them to create a birthday card for a co-worker.  For my card, I used a sentiment from 'Rose' and the following dies, all from ODBD: Trees and Deer Dies, Curvy Slopes Dies, Sunburst Background Dies, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, and Double Stitched Rectangles.

ODBD 'Rose', ODBD Custom Trees & Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Sunburst Background Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a blessed weekend!!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Live In The Sunshine

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at splitcoast is Tapdancer....I chose this beautiful 'Bare Tree' card to case today.  It reminded me of the Artistic Outpost set, 'The Outpost', which has a giant tree image.  This will be a birthday card for one of my adult nephews. The image was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then colored with sponges using masking; the sentiment was cut apart, sponged and adhered separately. The panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and linen thread was added at the bottom as twine was added to Tapdancer's card. 

Artistic Outpost 'The Outpost', ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, November 11, 2017

January Calendar - Colorful Snowflakes

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from Balsam Hill....I loved the gorgeous colors of this ornament set and decided to stamp multi-colored snowflakes and sentiments on the January page of the birthday calendar I have been working on for the past month. For this calendar, I've been trying to use permanent ink whenever possible since it may be used for years to come, so I chose the closest Stazon ink colors I had on hand to match the inspiration piece.  The following stamps from ODBD were used: 'Snowflake Sentiments', 'Snowflake Mini' Set, 'Snowy Blessings', and 'Sparkling Snowflakes' (retired).

ODBD Snowflake Sentiments, ODBD Snowy Blessings, ODBD Snowflake Mini Set, ODBD Sparkling Snowflakes, Calendar Page designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs November New Releases!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the November new release party from Our Daily Bread designs!!  If you haven't seen the "whole enchilada" yet, check out all of the new stamps, dies, and papers HERE!  For a chance to win some goodies from Our Daily Bread designs, please follow the instructions below:

Prize Information: 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2017 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 November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Cathy * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Chris * Angie (me!) * Kathy * Grace * Lori * Helen * Diana

Here are the ODBD products featured in my two projects for today:

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies

ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017 ODBD Stars and Stripes Paper Collection

ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies

ODBD Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duos ODBD Custom Ovals Dies

ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies

My first project is a diorama card which features the ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, and the ODBD Custom Ovals Dies. To create the diorama, I followed my own instructions from the tutorial I wrote for the ODBD Blog several years ago....check out the tutorial HERE.

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Here is a side view of the diorama:

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett


For my next card, I used the ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, and the word die is from the ODBD 'Many Blessings' Stamp/Die Duos set.  The moon and sentiment were cut out of the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017 and the navy blue background panel was cut from the ODBD Stars and Stripes Paper Collection.  A glitter pen was used to add the stars to the night sky and a plum card base was used to match the colors of the designer paper moon.

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, Stars and Stripes Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett