Friday, May 22, 2015

Hello, Ladybugs!

Hi, everyone!!  I started this card weeks ago, but was nudged to finish it when I saw the Ways To Use It 'Red and White' Challenge, plus this week's Shining the Light Challenge is an inspiration challenge and the ladybugs fit right in there too!! The lattice squares were cut with the ODBD Custom 'Layered Lacey Squares' Dies, the ladybugs are from 'Butterfly and Bugs' and cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Butterfly and Bugs' Dies.  The sentiment is from 'Ornate Borders Sentiments'.  I was going for a clean and simple look, so I added score lines above and below with my Scor-buddy and added one gingham bow....haha, it didn't really need a bow, but I love gingham with ladybugs.  Also, the white squares looked a bit plain, so I added some doodling around the edges for a little extra character.

ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Custom Layered Lacey Squares Dies, ODBD Ornate Borders Sentiments, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Have a blessed weekend!!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Lord's Prayer with Rose Frame

Hi, everyone!!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Naomi Witzke aka NaomiW....congrats, Naomi!!!!  I chose this beautiful card to recreate since I loved the stamping in the center surrounded by flowers....what a lovely frame!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration on the 'Barbie Dolls - Let's Play' Pinterest Board.....I chose this gorgeous photo for inspiration....loved the mauve colors and roses. I will also be submitting this to the Ways To Use It 'May Flowers' Challenge.  For my card, I stamped the 'Lord's Prayer Script' in Stazon Jet Black on white cardstock, then stamped the image from 'Rose Bouquet' many times around the edges using masking. The center was sponged in aqua and the roses were colored with markers.  The smallest butterfly from the 'Trois Jolies Papillons' set was stamped twice, one was cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Trois Papillons' Dies, the other was fussy cut then glued in the center to create a 3d look with the wings. Baker's twine, pearls, and paper piercing were added as finishing touches.

ODBD Lord's Prayer Script, ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons, ODBD Custom Trois Papillons Dies, ODBD Rose Bouquet, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Flower Basket

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Polly aka peeps321....congrats, Polly!!!  I chose this super cute card as inspiration to make this Mother's Day card.  The basket from 'Basket of Blessings' was stamped in black, colored with Creamy Caramel, then fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.  The various flowers were cut from both the ODBD Custom 'Birds and Nest' dies and the ODBD Custom 'Asters and Leaves' dies, sponged with Daffodil Delight, then highlighted with stickles.  The grass was cut with the ODBD Custom 'Grass Border' Die (the negative die cut was used inside the basket as filler material behind the flowers).  The bumble-bee from 'Butterfly and Bugs' was stamped, colored, cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Butterfly and Bugs' Dies, then the wings were colored with a glitter pen. Instead of water-coloring the background, I sponged some clouds over a scalloped circle.  The Daffodil seam binding bow was tied with a Bow Easy.

ODBD Basket of Blessings, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Custom Birds and Nest Dies, ODBD Custom Grass Border Die, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Clean and Simple Confirmation Card

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the art gallery of Ramon Santiago.  I heat embossed several crosses a few days ago, but wasn't sure which embossing powder I liked or which color to pair with it until I saw this painting...this smoky shade of blue was perfect!  This is a quick and easy 1st confirmation card I made using the 'Never Give Up' grunge cross set (unfortunately, this is discontinued now) and a sentiment from 'Confirmation'.  The grunge image was stamped in blue onto the card base;  the grunge cross single was heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder, cut out with the ODBD Custom Grunge Cross Die, then colored with a matching blue marker.  The small cross layered on top is from the ODBD Custom 'Ornamental Crosses' Dies set.  On the inside I used an encouraging scripture verse from one of the Scripture Collection sets at Our Daily Bread designs.

ODBD Confirmation, ODBD Custom Ornamental Crosses Dies, ODBD Never Give Up, ODBD Custom Grunge Cross Die, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Butterfly Vine

Hi, everyone!  For my card today, I have combined the Clean and Simple 'May' Challenge (M = Melon Mambo; A=Antennae;Y=Yellow), the Technique Lover's Challenge to use one negative die cut and a different positive die cut, and the Color Challenge of Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango with the 'dessert option' of green.  My card features the 'Belles Vignes' flourish vine image, sentiment from 'Spread Your Wings', and the ODBD Custom 'Fancy Fritillary' Dies set.  The butterfly was sponged in the three colors from the challenge, the sentiment stamped in Melon and tangerine ribbon was used for a simple embellishment.  Though not very visible, Dazzling Diamonds Stickles were added to the butterfly and vines for a little sparkle.

ODBD Belles Vignes, ODBD Custom Fancy Fritillary Dies, ODBD Spread Your Wings, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cantaloupe Belles Vignes

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Karen Van Eijk.....congrats, Karen!!!  I loved the textured card, die cut frame, and flourish design of this gorgeous card, so I re-created it using the new 'Belle Vignes' set by Our Daily Bread designs.  The vine flourish was white embossed onto ivory cardstock, then sponged with cantaloupe and espresso brown (the embossing resist technique).  Instead of embossing the sentiment, I decided to use brown to tie in the other brown elements.  The butterfly from 'Butterfly and Bugs', stamped in brown and colored with cantaloupe and a white chalk marker, was cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Butterfly and Bugs' Dies.  The ivory frame was cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Layered Lacey Squares' Dies.

ODBD Belles Vignes, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Before I go, just wanted to remind you of the HUGE designer paper sale going on at Our Daily Bread designs......check out the details HERE!!  It ends tonight at 11:00, so don't wait!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, May 1, 2015

Our Daily Bread designs May New Releases!!!

Hi, everyone!!  Welcome to the May New Release party for Our Daily Bread designs!!  If you haven't seen the entire new release, check it out HERE!   Would you like to win some goodies from ODBD?  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 "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2015 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Lori
Julie
Sandee
Dawn
Amy
Cathy
America
Chris
Angie....that's me!
Audrey
Sabrina
Grace
Silke
Loretta
Lisa
Wanda
ODBD Blog....let us know you have finished.

For my samples today, I have used both new and previously released stamps and dies:

Our Daily Bread designs Psalm 23 Script Our Daily Bread designs Lord's Prayer Script

Our Daily Bread designs The Shepherd Our Daily Bread designs Custom Fence Die

Our Daily Bread designs Butterfly and Bugs Our Daily Bread designs Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies

Our Daily Bread designs Z Fold Cards

My first sample took a while to make because of all of the masking and fussy cutting, but I'm so happy about how it turned out.  The card base is one of the pre-cut and pre-scored Z-Fold Cards (love!) and all of the scenic panels are just white cardstock with stamping and sponging.  When I first saw the new 'Psalm 23 Script' stamp, I knew I had to use the little lamb from 'The Shepherd', which led me to use the ODBD Fence Die....they just naturally go together, kwim? :)  Using masking, the lamb/daffodil image was stamped multiple times, then fussy cut and popped up for dimension.  The little butterflies and beetles are from 'Butterfly and Bugs', cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Butterfly and Bugs' Dies.

ODBD Psalm 23 Script, ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Fence Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Rain Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD Psalm 23 Script, ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Fence Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Rain Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD Psalm 23 Script, ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Fence Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Rain Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD Psalm 23 Script, ODBD The Shepherd, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Fence Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Rain Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second sample features the new 'Lord's Prayer Script', stamped in blackberry ink onto some musical themed designer paper.  The butterflies from 'Butterfly and Bugs' were stamped onto coordinating designer paper, cut out by hand, then the centers of each butterfly were adhered to the ivory outlines which were cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Butterfly and Bugs' Dies.  The corners were cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Ornate Borders and Flower' Dies.  Pearls and 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist were added as finishing touches.

ODBD Lord's Prayer Script, ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Butterfly and Bugs Dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Borders and Flower Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Though I did not have a chance to create any sneak peeks for this release, stay tuned all month long for LOTS of butterfly creations......can't wait to play with all of the new ODBD dies!!!!

Thanks for hanging out with us today!!

Blessings!!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett