Saturday, February 6, 2016

Precious Little Boy

Our Daily Bread designs Shining the Light Sketch Challenge 270
Happy Saturday, everyone!  Today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to choose a photo from the Nail Art Pinterest board.  I was searching for inspiration to help me create a baby shower card and my 'Aha' moment came when I saw the blue and white polka dots in this photo.  Okay, I didn't go with the snowman theme, but I built the card around this blue polka dot (and coordinating light blue) designer paper from the ODBD Pastel Paper Pack.  Usually, I make baby cards (and name-frame gifts) to match the nursery theme, however, my brother and his wife just moved and haven't decided on a theme yet (or a name!), so I used the lamb image from 'The Shepherd', cut him out with the ODBD Custom 'Little Lamb' Die, and popped him up with foam tape over a background sponged using a template cut from the ODBD Custom 'Clouds and Raindrops' Dies. The sentiment is actually two stamps combined from the 'Little Boys' set...with three paper-pierced holes to connect one stamp to the next.  The little blue hearts were cut using the ODBD Custom 'Clouds and Raindrops' Dies set.  The basic layout of the card is from the ODBD Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.

ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Custom Little Lamb Die, Little Boys, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, ODBD Pastel Paper Pack, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our Daily Bread designs February New Releases!

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the February New Release party for Our Daily Bread designs! We have so many beautiful spring-time goodies to share with you today!  If you'd like to win some stamps from Our Daily Bread designs, please follow the instructions below:

Prize Information: 
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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until February 2, 2016 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

* Cathy * Robin C. * Sandee * Julie * Dawn * Lori * Robin T. * Chris * Angie (that's me) * Silke * Lisa * Diana * Sabrina *

Here are the new and previously released items featured in my samples today:

ODBD Easter Card Collection 2016 ODBD Pastel Paper Pack


Our Daily Bread designs The Shepherd Our Daily Bread designs Custom Little Lamb Die

ODBD Many Thanks ODBD With Much Thanks

Our Daily Bread designs Custom Stitched Ovals Dies Our Daily Bread designs Custom Ovals Dies

Our Daily Bread designs Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies Our Daily Bread designs Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies


ODBD Custom Pretty Posies Dies

For my first card, I have used my favorite ODBD stamp set, 'The Shepherd'.....this is the cutest little lamb image and I was over the moon when I first saw the new ODBD Custom Little Lamb Die!!! This card was super simple and quick to make. After cutting the banner shaped panel out of the floral designer paper from the ODBD Easter Card Collection 2016, the scripture from 'Many Thanks' was stamped onto the designer paper. The little lamb was stamped, cut out with the custom die and popped up with foam tape over a panel cut out with the ODBD 'Stitched Ovals' Dies, sponged using a cloud template cut from the ODBD Custom 'Clouds and Raindrops' Dies, then matted with an oval cut from the ODBD Custom 'Ovals' Dies.  Paper piercing and baker's twine were the only added embellishments.

ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Custom Little Lamb Die, ODBD Easter Card Collection 2016, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card features the new ODBD Custom 'Thank You' Die....I love the flourish design and the embossed portions look great stenciled or just plain.  The beautiful plaid background paper is from the ODBD Pastel Paper Pack.  Both the background and ivory frame were cut with the ODBD Custom 'Double Stitched Rectangles' Dies.  The little flowers were cut with the ODBD Custom 'Pretty Posies' Dies, embellished with pearls and a glitter pen.

ODBD Custom Thank You Die, ODBD With Much Thanks, ODBD Custom Pretty Posies Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Pastel Paper Pack, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Here is a view of the inside. I used the leftover designer paper frame from the die cut rectangle panel on the front of the card, a sentiment from 'With Much Thanks', plus an added flower and leaves cut with the ODBD Custom 'Pretty Posies' Dies.

ODBD With Much Thanks, ODBD Custom Pretty Posies Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Pastel Paper Pack, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

God bless!


ODBD Designer Angie Crockett


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thank You So Much!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Kathy Straw aka MochaFrap....congrats, Kathy!  I loved the fun layout of this super cute card, so I chose it for inspiration. I used the same layout with two rectangles and a banner, but instead of an image, I have used the ODBD Custom 'Thank You' Die along with a partial sentiment from the 'With Much Thanks' stamp set.  My intention was to stamp the sentiment onto the metallic pearl banner, but ended up with a smudge so the boo-boo was covered up with a rectangle panel instead.  The Thank You was also cut from the metallic cardstock, so I had to use permanent ink to stencil the die cut so that it wouldn't rub off.  All three rectangles were cut with the ODBD Custom 'Double Stitched Rectangles' Dies. The designer paper is from the ODBD Easter Card Collection 2016.

ODBD Custom Thank You Die

Thanks for stopping by!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Deer Silhouette Times Two!

Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the China Online Museum....so many beautiful works of art there!  I fell in love with the colors in this beautiful painting and used them in two different masculine birthday cards.  I will also be submitting this to the SCS Fan Club 'More is More' Challenge and 'Central Theme' of  'Forest Friends'.  There are a lot of masculine birthdays in my family this month, so thought this would be a good opportunity to play in the MIM challenge.  I have used the 'Deer Silhouette Greetings' set by North Coast Creations (sister company to Our Daily Bread designs).  For both cards, white panels were cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, sponged aqua, green, yellow, and gray inks in the background, stamped the images in black, and added some paper piercing.  For the 'more' version, a black frame and sentiment panel were cut from the same die set and popped up with foam tape.

NCC Deer Silhouette Greetings, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designe Angie Crockett





NCC Deer Silhouette Greetings, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designe Angie Crockett


Before I go, (you will NOT see this on the ODBD Blog), in case you aren't subscribed to the ODBD Newsletter, this weekend you can get free shipping on all orders from Our Daily Bread designs, North Coast Creations, and Artistic Outpost......shop all three companies HERE on one site; just choose 'Priority Shipping' (no code needed). International customers will receive $6.00 off of shipping. (If you haven't yet, sign up for the newsletter while you are there....newsletter subscribers receive special bulletins and sales that you won't see on the blog.) 

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, January 24, 2016

God's Blessings

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper is Michele Greenwood aka Whimsey....congrats, Michele!  Wow, such a fabulous gallery with so many different styles!  I decided to case this beautiful card. Instead of dry embossing the bottom layer, I decided to use the same pattern of designer paper throughout.  Instead of sewing on my card as Michele did, I added some hand stitching.  The flower and leaves were cut with the ODBD Custom Pretty Posies Dies and sponged with kraft ink.  The sentiment is from the 'Thinking of You' set and the designer paper is from the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection. The center rectangle panels were cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and ODBD Custom Rectangles Dies.

ODBD Thinking of You, ODBD Custom Pretty Posies Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Rectangles Dies, ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bible Bookmark

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share another bookmark I will be submitting for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast.  I literally gasped when I saw the amazing colors in these bath salts....so gorgeous!  I made this with another of the new Bible journaling stamps by Our Daily Bread designs, called 'Your Heart'.  Since this stamp was too long to use with the ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, I used one of the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies to cut the top of the bookmark only.....see my tutorial on how I did this HERE....this is so easy, you won't believe it!  Choose the die with the width you want, cut your paper strip so that it will fit within the die frame, then follow the instructions on the tutorial. Once my strip was die cut, stamped, and colored, I used a corner rounder at the bottom.  I traced the top of the die onto aqua cardstock, cut by hand, trimmed the sides with a paper cutter and used a corner rounder for the bottom.  This was so quick and easy that I will make more of these to give out at church!


ODBD Your Heart Bible Journaling Stamp, ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies, Created by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by again!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Blessed Is The Nation

Happy Saturday, everyone!!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Uncommon Goods online store....I fell in love with the regal colors of this pedestal jewelry dish and thought that they would be perfect for a scripture bookmark with the 'The Nation' bible journaling stamp from Our Daily Bread designs.  Since I do not own a journal-type bible, I have been having a blast making cards and bookmarks with the journaling stamps instead.  I started by cutting a white bookmark with the ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies set, stamped 'The Nation' in eggplant, colored with a yellow marker (and a clear glaze pen), then sponged navy blue onto the edges.  For the mat, I traced the top of the bookmark die onto eggplant cardstock, cut the straight edges with a paper cutter, then trimmed the top and bottom by hand after adhering the bookmark.

ODBD The Nation Bible Journaling Stamp, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Created by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a safe and blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett