Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, everyone!  Our Daily Bread designs is one of the sponsors of the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I was asked to create a sample for the ODBD Blog.  Check out the details HERE on how you can participate!  Have you ever seen the super fun coffee themed stamps and dies at ODBD?  Check them out HERE!

For my card today, I have used the ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies, I Love Coffee stamp set, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, ODBD Custom Window Shutter and Awning Dies, and the ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection.

ODBD I Love Coffee, ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies, ODBD Custom Window Shutter and Awning Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies ODBD I Love Coffee

ODBD Custom Window Shutter and Awning Dies ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies

ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection

Thanks for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Light and Salvation

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is a former design team sister of mine from Our Daily Bread designs, super talented DJ Rants.....congrats, DJ!!!!  I chose this awesome masculine card to case....I loved the offset panels and the large fish design element in the corner.  To conserve on paper, I don't make square cards often these days, so I changed her design to an A2.  To keep my card flat for mailing, I decided to leave off the ribbon.  This is a birthday card for one of my nephews.  The lighthouse image from 'Light of the World' was inked in navy, 'stamped off', then stamped onto a white panel cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The scripture verse was stamped in red over the image after the panel was sponged with kraft ink. The anchor from the 'You Anchor Me' Stamp/Die Duos set was die cut from kraft and stenciled in red.  The nautical designer paper is from the ODBD Nautical Paper Collection.

ODBD Light of the World, ODBD You Anchor Me Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Nautical Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tea Bag Art Inspiration

Happy Saturday!!!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Tea Bag Art board on Pinterest.  I thought that this tea bag with the white lilies was so cool and I loved the cocoa colored background.  I dug into my stash of Close to Cocoa cardstock (which has been retired for quite a few years) for my card base. The small sentiments from 'To My Favorite', from Our Daily Bread designs, were stamped directly to the card base. The 'Stargazer Lily' image from the 'Beauty' set (also from ODBD) was stamped with Versamark on the card and then stamped onto the white tag with Stazon Jet Black, highlighted with markers, then coated with a clear glaze pen (to act as a resist).  Cocoa, rust, and light tan inks were sponged around the image and on the edges of the tag, then water was spritzed over it to mottle the inks a bit.  Since I didn't have any fancy colored staples, I used Stazon Timber Brown ink to stain a regular staple stack before placing them back inside the stapler. I did not have white string to mimic the tea bag string, so I used linen thread instead. I will also be submitting this card to the Friday FreeAll Floral Challenge and the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, which is 'Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps'. 

ODBD Stargazer Lily, ODBD Beauty, ODBD To My Favorite, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!

Have a blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs 9th Anniversary New Release!

Hi, everyone!!  Welcome to the 9th Anniversary Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs!  Wow, nine years!!!  I literally jumped for joy when Kelley asked me to be on the design team way back in the fall of 2008 and I am so blessed to still be a part of such an amazing company!  Thanks, ODBD!!!

This year's anniversary release is short and sweet, and badly needed!!!  The awesome new ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies and super versatile "Celebration" set can be used for sooooo many different combinations and any occasion you can think of!!!!

If you'd like a chance to win some ODBD goodies, 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 March 18, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

* Sandy * Cathy * Angie (me!) * Lisa * Robin * Julie *                                          * Kathy * Dawn * Grace * Lori * Chris * Helen *

Here are the products featured in my two cards today:

ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies ODBD Celebration

ODBD Tulips ODBD Custom Tulip Die

ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies ODBD Custom Steampunk Gears Dies

Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection

First up is a birthday card for my Mom, who loves blended red and yellow tulips.  I knew I wanted to make a '29 again' card since it wouldn't be polite to advertise the real number! :)  The numbers from the ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies were cut from white and stenciled with yellow to match the background panel which was cut with the ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, matted with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The image from 'Tulips' was stamped in black, cut out with the ODBD Custom Tulip Die, colored with markers, then popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment panel was cut with the smallest die from the ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped Rectangles, but was 're-sized' to make it shorter so that the 'again' sentiment from 'Celebration' would fit perfectly. (To resize this die, it was only cut half way the first round, then flipped around and re-positioned so that the scalloped matched, then cut half way on the other end.)

ODBD Tulips, ODBD Custom Tulip Die, ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies, ODBD Celebration, ODBD Custom Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My next card was created for my hubby for our 25th anniversary coming up (good thing he doesn't read my blog!!)  I chose the new Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection for both the background and for the numbers, since it was "manly"!  The numbers were cut out of the designer paper with the ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies, then matted with kraft cardstock.  To create the perfect mats for the numbers, I traced the outlines of the dies onto the cardstock and cut out with scissors.  Since there are no dramatic curves, this was very simple to do.  The sentiments from 'Celebration' were stamped onto panels cut from the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies.  The gears were cut out of rust and kraft with the ODBD Custom Steampunk Gears Dies for embellishments and both rectangle panels were cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  I love how all of the piercing coordinates!

ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies, ODBD Celebration, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Steampunk Gears Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thank you for helping us to celebrate!!!!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Howdy / Masking Tape Technique

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Linda aka bubblestx4....congrats, Linda!!!  I loved so many awesome cards from Linda's gallery, but I finally decided on this intriguing card....such a cool idea with the inked masking tape!  I have quite a few masculine cards to make this week, so this was a perfect choice! I started by cutting a piece of scratch paper, tore it at an angle, then adhered torn pieces of masking tape over it.  Before adhering the back of the scratch paper to the card base, rust and brown inks were sponged over it, which darkened the edges of the tape.  I chose the 'Howdy' set by Our Daily Bread designs since I did not have a skull image like on Linda's card.  On a panel cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies (matted with the ODBD Custom Circles Dies), the image was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then sponged with Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight.

ODBD Howdy, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Circles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Grateful

Crane and Co Vera Wang Embossed Lavender Note Card
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from the Crane and Co website......I gasped when I saw this gorgeous embossed note card....one of my favorite colors!  (My first craft room was painted this color!!)  Though I do not have an embossing folder with orchids, I used Almost Amethyst cardstock (retired from SU) with a floral embossing folder.  The sentiment is from 'Small Script', also from SU.

Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a blessed weekend!

Angie Crockett

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Love Endures All Things

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Lyn Tomlin aka Rebeccaof.....congrats, Lyn!  I chose this beautiful card to case today because I loved the angled design of the background designer paper and button embellishment.  I decided to color up one of the new patterns from the 'God's Blessings Coloring Pages' pack from Our Daily Bread designs (using this week's Color Challenge 624 colors), so I had to flip Lyn's layout to the side to make it work.  Since I'm too chicken to add real stitching to my cards, I used the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies to give the designer paper panel (both are from the ODBD Birthday Brights Paper Collection) a finished edge.

ODBD God's Blessings Coloring Pages, ODBD Birthday Brights Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett