Saturday, June 24, 2017

I Love Coffee!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from a scrapbook projects Pinterest board.....I fell in love with this cool page because of the repeated (stamped?) background, pennant flags, and fun layout with the die cut words.  I chose a photo of me from last month on our 25th anniversary cruise....I was enjoying my cuppa joe while relaxing on a bench in Central Park on the ship.  I started by stamping the sentiment from 'I Love Coffee' many times onto a tan piece of designer paper from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials Paper Collection (The polka dot paper is also from this collection).  The stamping alone was a bit plain as is, so I created a reverse mask and sponged red into each heart.  Here is a list of the other dies used in my 6x6 scrapbook page: ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Mini Stitched Hearts, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom 'Faith, Hope, and Love' Dies (unfortunately are now retired). I will also be submitting this to the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

ODBD I Love Coffee, ODBD Ephemera Essential Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Mini Stitched Hearts Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Faith Hope and Love Dies (retired), Scrapbook Page Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happily Ever After

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Kelly Acheson aka Technique_Freak....congrats, Kelly!  I chose this gorgeous wedding card (the one on the left) to case today due to the clean layout and cool heart cut-out design.  For the top layer of my card, I chose a subtle pattern from the ODBD 'Wedding Wishes' Paper Collection, cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies and ODBD Custom Tulip Heart Die. The tiny heart was cut out with the ODBD Custom Layering Hearts Dies and the sentiment is from 'Long Lasting Love'.  The satin bow was tied using a Bow Easy. This was a very quick card to make....yay! I will also be submitting this card for this month's Fan Club theme of Sunrise/Sunset, for the 'new beginnings' angle.

ODBD Long Lasting Love, ODBD Custom Tulip Heart Die, ODBD Custom Layering Hearts Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Washi Arts.....I chose these metallic papers since the colors reminded me of the designer paper I used to make this 50th birthday card for my brother-in-law.  I love when designer paper does most of the work....this Artistic Outpost 'Vagabond Treasures' Paper Collection is so perfect for guy cards!  The numbers were cut in black with the ODBD Custom Large Numbers Dies and popped up with foam tape over the designer paper panel which was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The sentiments stamps from the ODBD 'Celebration' set were stamped in black, then cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies set; the longest pennant die was used for each, but 're-sized' to fit the words perfectly.  Some black twine was used as the only embellishment so that the card would be mostly flat for mailing.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Butterfly Blessings

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Angie aka Sunshinesense....congrats, Angie!  I chose this gorgeous card to recreate today since I loved the framing with the die cut panel peeking through, plus it was the perfect inspiration to help me create a birthday card for one of my nieces who loves pink and butterflies!  Instead of cutting all of the panels in pink, the ODBD Custom Lattice Background Die and the sentiment panel were cut from white; the pink frame was cut by using two dies from the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies set.  The sentiment from 'Pennant Flag Verses' was stamped in black, cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies set and stenciled with pink before removing from the die. The butterfly was cut with the ODBD Custom Fancy Fritillary Dies set; pearls were added as on Angie's card.

ODBD Pennant Flag Verses, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Lattice Background Die, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Fancy Fritillary Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bride & Groom In CAS Style

Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Audrie's Ongoing Inspiration Genius Awards Pinterest Board......I fell in love with this simple but elegant design with the curved edge and beautiful designer paper.  For my card, I chose a beautiful gray pattern from the ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection and a sentiment from the 'Long Lasting Love' set.  When I chose this card, I didn't realized that the die I had planned to use from the ODBD Custom 'Leafy Edged Borders Dies' had a curve which was opposite of my inspiration choice, so I cut the back side of the designer paper, re-pierced the tiny holes from the front and deepened the score lines so that the embossing from the die would be visible on the front side. The edges of the paper were lightly sponged with gray ink.  Instead of the two black pearls, I cut out two tiny gray hearts with the ODBD Custom 'Umbrellas Dies' set. Sheer gray ribbon was added...just because! :)

ODBD Long Lasting Love, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Leafy Edged Borders Dies, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Have a very blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, June 4, 2017

To Have and To Hold

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Nathalie Fournier aka Magouille...congrats, Nathalie!!!  I chose this beautiful card to recreate using the Long Lasting Love set by Our Daily Bread designs.  Instead of using an embossing folder for the background, I cut the irridescent peach panel using the ODBD Custom Scalloped Chain Die, but left all of the cut pieces intact.  Two little hearts cut with the ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies and a tiny satin bow were added for simple embellishments.

ODBD Long Lasting Love, ODBD Custom Scalloped Chain Die, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Father's Day Gears

Hi, everyone!  For my card today, I have combined the Friday Free4All Challenge (machines, tools, or gears) with today's Inspiration Challenge, which was to find inspiration from the Tim Holtz Inspiration Pinterest Board......I chose this tag for my inspiration to help me create one of three Father's Day cards.  I'm not very comfortable with grunge, but I did have fun using several colors of ink with the embossed background. I don't have any Tim Holtz products, so I improvised with what I had on hand.  The panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles, the gears were cut with the ODBD Custom Steampunk Gears Dies, and the scripture verse is from 'Good Man', also from Our Daily Bread designs.

ODBD Good Man, ODBD Custom Steampunk Gears Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs June New Releases

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs' June New Release party!!  Have you seen all of the gorgeous wedding themed stamps, dies, and papers?  Check them all out right HERE!  Would you like a chance to win some ODBD goodies?  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 June 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 June 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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

Here are the ODBD items featured in my two projects today:

ODBD Happy Wedding Day ODBD Custom Heart Topiary Dies

ODBD Happily Ever After ODBD Custom Scalloped Chain Die

ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection ODBD Custom Leafy Edged Borders Dies

ODBD Custom Ovals Dies ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies

ODBD Custom Pierced Ovals Dies ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

For my first frame project, it began with a photo of hubby and me from a few weeks ago while we were on a cruise for our 25th Anniversary. The background is a gorgeous design from the ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection; the gold background was cut from the ODBD Custom Scalloped Chain Die; the photo was cut with the ODBD Custom Ovals Dies and matted with the ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies.  The sentiment and little hearts from 'Happily Ever After' were gold embossed on white, fussy cut, and sponged with colors to match the designer paper.

ODBD Happily Ever After, ODBD Custom Scalloped Chain Die, ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Framed Art Designed by Angie Crockett

My second project is a wedding card created with the 'Happy Wedding Day' stamp set, ODBD Custom Heart Topiary Dies, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, and the ODBD Custom Leafy Edged Borders Dies.

ODBD Happy Wedding Day, ODBD Custom Heart Topiary Dies, ODBD Custom Leafy Edged Borders Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, May 29, 2017

May Your Love Grow

Hi, everyone!  This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to focus on backgrounds, whether it be designer paper, background technique, embossing folder, etc.  I chose to use some gorgeous new designer paper from the ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, along with an upcoming stamp set, called 'Happily Ever After'. The designer paper was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies and matted with the largest die from the ODBD Custom Snowflake Sky Dies.  It's crazy how quick and easy this card was to make.  One stamp, two dies, and designer paper....I will definitely make more like this!!

ODBD Happily Ever After, ODBD Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Snowflke Sky Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hey, Chick!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Jari Francis...congrats, Jari!!  I fell in love with this adorable card and was happy to break out my new 'Hey, Chick' stamp set for the first time!  The designer paper I used for the background is 'Sweater Weather' and all cardstock, ribbon, and inks are Stampin Up as well.

Stampin Up Hey Chick, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Angie Crockett of Body Mind Spirit and Stamps Blog

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Extra Mile

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Audrie's 'Beautiful Baskets' Pinterest Board.  I absolutely LOVE the colors in this gorgeous basket!  The design of this card began with the fun and colorful alphabet designer paper from the Artistic Outpost 'Vagabond Treasures' Paper Collection, which led to plum cardstock and mustard ink for sponging. This new 'School Bus Driver' set by Our Daily Bread designs is so fun! The bus was stamped on yellow and again on white so that I could cut out and paper piece the sections together.  The sentiment was stamped on panels cut with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies (the top pennant was re-sized to fit the word perfectly).

ODBD School Bus Driver, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Friend Loves At All Times

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Shirley N aka snn....congrats, Shirley!  I chose this awesome CAS card from Shirley's gallery to recreate.  I used the 'To My Friend' set and the 'Birthday Brights' Paper Collection, both by Our Daily Bread designs.  The dandelion images were first inked in yellow and mustard using the 'rock and roll' technique, then with light and dark gray. A small strip of designer paper was adhered to the card base, then the top panel was popped up with foam tape.

ODBD To My Friend, ODBD Birthday Brights Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anchor of My Soul

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from Autumn's Sew Paper Paint Blog.....wow, I'm an instant Fan Girl....her work is amazing!!!!! I was super inspired by her vintage creations and awesome techniques and will go back to do some studying, but for today's challenge, I chose this awesome card for my inspiration.   I chose to use the 'You Anchor Me' Stamp/Die Duos set from Our Daily Bread designs to match the same layout features.  Since I need two masculine birthday cards, I decided to make two of the same card but different colors. Instead of watercoloring the background, I used sponges to blend the colors, then spritzed with water and flicked larger droplets with a paintbrush.  Once dry, the scripture was stamped and the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, then matted with black.

ODBD You Bless Me Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD You Bless Me Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day Blessings

Hi, everyone!  This week's Friday Free4All Challenge over at Splitcoast is to make a normal card for you, but with less layers....a more simple version.  I went very CAS with my Mother's Day cards this year, but I really like how they turned out.  The kraft card base was stamped in Versamark with the Pussy-Willow Background; the buds were painted with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  I cut three strips of white cardstock, sponged kraft and aqua ink over them, then created the borders by cutting them with the ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die (since the die cuts' edges are a bit delicate, I sponged the colors before cutting so I wouldn't bend the edges.) The die was adhered to aqua cardstock then the edges were trimmed with paper snips. The sentiment is from 'Mother's Day'.  (All stamps and die are from Our Daily Bread designs.) Three brown pearls were added for a simple embellishment.

ODBD Mother's Day, ODBD Pussy Willow Background, ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, May 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs May New Releases

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May New Release party!!! This month's theme is about school, Sunday School, teachers, and bus drivers.....see all of the super fun stamps and dies HERE.  If you'd like a chance to win some 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 May 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 May 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

* Cathy * Kathy * Dawn * Sandee * Angie (me) * Julie * Lisa *
       * Chris * Diana * Robin * Sabrina * Helen * Lori *

Here are the new and previously released items used in my projects for today:

ODBD School Bus Driver ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet

ODBD Sunday School Teacher ODBD Custom Crosses Dies

ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies

ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies ODBD Custom Deco Border Dies

ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies ODBD Custom Squares Dies

Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection

For my first card, I used the fun new 'School Bus Driver' set, but transformed the 'School Bus' into a 'Church Bus' by stamping individual letters with the 'Pennant Swag Alphabet' set.  After the letters were stamped, the rectangle was cut out then the edges were lined with a black marker.  The bus was stamped on red cardstock and again on white so that the various pieces could be cut out and paper-pieced together.  The stop sign was white embossed on white, then colored with a red marker, cut out and adhered. Red and yellow gemstones were added for the lights at the top.  The fun designer paper is from the ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection; the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies and ODBD Custom Squares Dies.

ODBD School Bus Driver, ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, ODBD Custom Squares Dies, ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Next up is a bookmark and card which was created with the new 'Sunday School Teacher' set and the coordinating ODBD Custom Crosses Dies.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Deco Border Die, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

I fell in love with this designer paper from the Artistic Outpost 'Vagabond Treasures' Paper Collection, so I based my color scheme around it.  The cross and sentiment from 'Sunday School Teacher' were heat embossed with espresso powder onto ivory cardstock.  The cross was cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Crosses' Dies; the sentiment panel was cut from the ODBD Custom 'Ornate Ovals Dies'; both were popped up with foam tape. Dark brown embroidery thread was braided for both the card and bookmark.  The ODBD Custom Deco Border Die was cut from ivory and sponged with rust and brown.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Deco Border Die, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

For the bookmark, the same piece of designer paper was used with the ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies; the mat was trimmed by hand.  As with the card, the scripture and cross were heat embossed. Instead of using a brad for the center of this cross, I used a metallic cut out from a previous project so that the bookmark would be flat inside the Bible or whichever book the recipient chooses to read.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Bookmark Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with me and my Sistah Sticks today!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett