Sunday, August 20, 2017

#1 Steeler's Fan!

Hi, everyone!   This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast is Diane aka HappyInMarco....congrats, Diane!  I chose this beautiful card to case today because I loved the layered rectangular framing...clean layouts like this really speak to me!  I have used the All-Star Jersey set and ODBD Custom Sports Jerseys Dies from Our Daily Bread designs.   I absolutely love these jerseys, which make it so easy to customize your projects with whatever color themes or numbers you need!  This is a birthday card for my nephew, Caleb, who is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and his favorite player is running back Le'Veon Bell. I added the stripes on the sleeves with a black marker and ruler, then colored them with yellow.  The sentiment panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies and matted with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies set.  The tiny stars are from the ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies and the rectangles were cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  This was so quick and fun to make!!!

ODBD All-Star Jersey, ODBD Custom Sport Jerseys Dies, ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, August 19, 2017

For The Glory of God

Fitbit Shooting Star Badge
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Fitbit Blog.....I discovered this post which showed all of the different badges you can earn and this Shooting Star badge sent me straight to my craft room to make this card!  Once the card was finished, I realized by looking at the badge again that I should have used teal instead of turquoise, but too late now! :)  I have used the following items for this card:  'Teamwork' stamp set, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Stars, Circles, and Squares Dies, and the ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies (tiny stars). (Shortcut tip:  the tiny stars were cut out of the center of the large stars to conserve cardstock!)

ODBD Teamwork, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Stars Dies, ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Squares Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, August 14, 2017

Clean and Simple Soccer Card

Hi, everyone!  This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to create a monochromatic card with a pop of color in the image.  This is a perfect opportunity to ink up the 'Soccer' Stamp/Die Duos set from ODBD.  This was a super simple and quick design with basic stamping.  The tiny red heart was cut with the ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies set.

ODBD Soccer Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

North Coast Creations August New Releases!

Hi, everyone!  I'm so excited to be joining the design team from North Coast Creations this month for a super fun new release!  Though I am featuring just one set (and new awesome paper), there are several more sets to see.....check them all out HERE!  To see some gorgeous and fun samples with these new sets, please visit my designer sisters' blogs:

* Dawn * Julie * Sandee * Angie (that' me!) * Maggie*

North Coast Creations Sprinkled With Love Stamps and Dies North Coast Creations Sweet Shoppe Paper Collection

Our Daily Bread designs Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

Both of my samples today feature the 'Sprinkled With Love' Stamps and Dies set, along with the NCC 'Sweet Shoppe' Paper Collection and ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  For this card, the scene was sponged using masking with scratch paper and the clouds were sponged over a template cut with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies set. Black hemp was used to tie the donut to the donut truck.  My inspiration for creating this fun scene comes from a movie (can't remember the name) in which a lady drags her prize-winning giant pumpkin behind her truck to the county fair but arrives with just a portion of the pumpkin left!

North Coast Creations Sprinkled with Love Stamps and Dies, NCC Sweet Shoppe Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My next card is a shaker card with micro beads.  I chose two coordinating papers from the Sweet Shoppe Paper Collection for starters and used the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut the panels.  Using the cupcake die, I cut out three openings from the ivory panel.  A piece of acetate was adhered to the back of the panel and then the cupcakes were carefully stamped through the cut-out openings onto the acetate.  On a piece of white cardstock, three cupcakes were stamped then cut out. The bottom portion of each stamped image was trimmed by hand, colored with markers, then adhered onto the acetate.  On the back side of the panel, foam tape walls were placed around the frosting areas, micro-beads were added, the backing removed from the foam tape and a panel was added to seal in the micro-beads. Red metallic dots and baker's twine was added for embellishments.

North Coast Creations Sprinkled with Love Stamps and Dies, NCC Sweet Shoppe Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Bonus:  This next card was a sneak peek which I shared on Saturday.  I love this fun set!!!

North Coast Creations Sprinkled With Love Stamps and Dies, ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!!

Blessings,

ODBD and NCC Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, August 13, 2017

DTGD Get Well Wishes

Hi, everyone!  This card was one of the last posted for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges last week at Splitcoast Stampers for Fan Club members.  Next year I would love to take a few days off of work during the event since I would LOVE to be able to make one project per challenge and enter in the Queen prize drawings!  

For my card, the image from 'As You Graduate' was stamped in Stazon Jet Black then sponged with Melon Mambo, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Sahara Sand.  The cantaloupe card base was stamped in Versamark with the 'Trois Jolies Papillons' set, then the sentiment from 'Sending My Love' Stamp/Die Duos was stamped in black at the bottom.

ODBD As You Graduate, ODBD Sending You Love Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Sharon aka shendrian....congrats, Sharon!  I chose this beautiful card to case today, but turned it into a masculine card.  I loved how the designer paper was cut at an angle and the sentiment stamped at the bottom.  I first chose this striped pattern from the ODBD Patriotic Paper Collection; since it had a hint of light blue between the red stripes, I chose a baby blue card base.  The football and sentiments are from the 'Football' Stamp/Die Duos set; the stars are all from the ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies set. Since my watercolor skills can get a bit sloppy, I used a clear glaze pen to protect the white sections on the football and border, then watercolored the rest of the ball.

ODBD Football Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Patriotic Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett


Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Love You A Hole Lot!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Houzz website.....this photo reeled me in with the fun donut with sprinkles.....I could use one of those donuts with my coffee right now! :)  For my card, I am using the 'Sprinkled with Love' Stamps and Dies set by North Coast Creations.  The donut was stamped in black, the sprinkles were highlighted with markers to match the inspiration piece, then I used a clear glaze pen to completely cover the icing area.  The extra sprinkles, in matching colors to the markers, were cut out with the ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies.  The panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.

NCC Sprinkled With Love Stamps and Dies, ODBD Custom Beverage Cup Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Baskeball Jersey

Hi, everyone!  My card today was made for a co-worker's birthday.  He runs a basketball league on the weekends, his favorite colors are turquoise and lime green, plus his favorite number is 4.  This card was super fun to make!  The background was stamped all over with the image from the ODBD 'Basketball' Stamp/Die Duos set, then colored with sponges (and a black marker) using reverse masking. Both this panel and the sentiment panel were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The jersey from 'All-Star Jersey' was stamped on white, the green sections were colored in green then 'sealed' with a clear glaze pen before sponging the jersey with turquoise ink. The jersey and number 4 were cut out using the ODBD Custom Sports Jerseys Dies. The little stars were cut out with the ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Dies. I will be submitting this to the DTGD17margscardcrazyB challenge over at Splitcoast.

ODBD Basketball Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD All-Star Jerseys, ODBD Custom Sports Jerseys Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Wishing You The Best

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Donna Wicks aka D.Daisy......congrats, Donna!  After a 60-hour workweek, I'm too pooped to do much stamping, so I was looking for a simple design to case today to help me create a best wishes card for a co-worker who is leaving us.  This gorgeous card was just right!  Though mine is a one-layer (and not as elegant), I used a brown image and overstamped in black.  The image is from 'Wishing Well' and the sentiments are from 'Wishing Words' Stamp/Die Duos.

ODBD Wishing Well, ODBD Wishing Words Stamp/Die Duos, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs August New Releases!

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the New Release party for Our Daily Bread designs! This month's theme is all about sports and I am super stoked to have more awesome stamps in my arsenal to create customized cards for my large family!!!  To see the entire release in one place, click HERE!  If you'd like a chance to win some goodies from ODBD, 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 August 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 August 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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

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

ODBD Volleyball Stamp/Die Duos ODBD Softball Stamp/Die Duos

ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies

ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies ODBD Custom Double Stitched Squares Dies

ODBD Custom Log Cabin Quilt Die ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies

ODBD Old Glory Paper Collection

My first card features the Volleyball Stamp/Die Duos set, with an Olympics twist!  I absolutely LOVE beach volleyball when the Olympics roll around, so I colored the volleyball with yellow and blue plus made some sandy hills by tearing and sponging kraft cardstock.  The kraft and white panels were cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The clouds were sponged over a template cut with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies. The "net" was created by cutting a strip from a recycled onion bag (this proves to my hubby that I am a pack-rat for a reason! lol!!)  I used yellow baker's twine to mimic the top and bottom of the net.  The Volleyball word was stamped on a white panel cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies (sponged to match the sky) and matted with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

ODBD Volleyball Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card features the Softball Stamp/Die Duos set.  I played softball in my early twenties and absolutely loved it, so I was excited to see this new set!  I was extra excited knowing that I had one piece of florescent yellow cardstock in my stash...yay!!  The polka dot paper is from the ODBD Old Glory Paper Collection and matched the red stitching really well.  The "home plate" was created by cutting a rectangle with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, then carefully cutting diagonally with a die from the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Squares Dies. (I practiced with scratch paper to get the measurements just right.)  The Eat, Sleep, Play sentiment was stamped one word at a time onto small rectangles cut out with the ODBD Custom Log Cabin Quilt Die. (Tip:  I LOVE using this quilt die since it has so many different sized rectangles for small sentiments!)  The Softball word was stamped then cut out with the ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies; the mat was cut with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

ODBD Softball Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Old Glory Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Log Cabin Quilt Die, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Five Cards for DTGD!!

Hi, everyone! I was able to complete all five Dare To Get Dirty Challenges today...woo hoo!  Once my work week starts up tomorrow, my stamping will nearly come to a halt and the woo hoo turns into a boo hoo! :)

My first card is for Nancy Littrell's challenge.  I wanted to make a simple card with a powerful message, so I chose the Prayer of St Francis by Our Daily Bread designs.  The background was created by swiping three ink pads onto a craft sheet, spritzing and blending them with water, then using a piece of white tissue paper to absorb the inks. A piece of white cardstock was turned into a sticker using a Xyron sticker maker so that I could adhere the tissue paper.  Once adhered, I used the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut out the panel.  There were some tiny wrinkles but they were smooth enough to get a good stamped image.

ODBD Prayer of St. Francis, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My next card was created for the LMcAree challenge.  A small strip of white cardstock was stamped all over with the smallest watermelon image from the 'Thanks A Melon' set, then matted with Melon Mambo cardstock.  A simple sentiment was stamped and the melons were colored. I decided to leave it as-is and not add any embellishments.

ODBD Thanks a Melon, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Next is a bookmark which I made for the jacquelineA Challenge.  I started by cutting the scalloped panel with the ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies out of a pretty pattern from the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection then stamped a scripture verse from the 'Bookmarks-Scripture' set.  The designer paper was adhered to pink cardstock; the straight lines were trimmed with a paper cutter and the curved lines were fussy cut by hand.  Baker's twine was added after the hole was cut out.

ODBD Scripture Bookmarks, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Bookmark Designed by Angie Crockett

My next card was created for the Nwilliams6 challenge.  The square panel was cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Squares dies, then stamped with the Trois Jolies Papillon set (each butterfly was inked then 'stamped off' for a lighter image).  The chipboard butterfly was sprayed heavily with 'Patina' Glimmer Mist.  Once the glimmer was dry, the sentiment panel (stamped with the 'Be Joyful' set) was adhered to the back of the butterfly, and the piece was adhered to the card. Four pearls were added in the corners.

ODBD Trois Jolies Papillon, ODBD Be Joyful, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My last card was created for the LuvLee challenge.  All of the rectangles were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies set; the smallest panel was stamped with the 'Honeycomb Mini' stamp; the scripture and bee are from the 'Bee Happy' set.  The medium panel was dry embossed then lightly inked in yellow.  Glitter pen was added to the bee's wings and yellow baker's twine to the sentiment panel.

ODBD Bee Happy, ODBD Honeycomb Mini, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Three Cards for DTGD Challenges

Hi, everyone!  If you are not a Fan Club member over at Splitcoast, you are missing out because this is Dare To Get Dirty challenge week!  Each day there are five new challenges, but the details are secret unless you are in the Fan Club. Find out more about the Fan Club HERE.

My first card is for Dina's challenge, which also doubles as a Sneak Peek for the upcoming August release from Our Daily Bread designs.  I have used the Golf Stamp/Die Duos set, along with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, and the ODBD Old Glory Paper Collection. For the flag, I adhered some strips of designer paper onto a small scrap of cardstock, then used the flag die to cut it out.  The scene was sponged using a scratch paper mask and the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies.

ODBD Golf Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card is for Texas Grammy's challenge.  I will be mailing this out for a friend's birthday this week.  The 'Dahlia' image was stamped in Versamak, white embossed, then sponged with pink and lavender. The sentiment and Blessings die are from the ODBD 'Many Blessings' Stamp/Die Duos set.  Both rectangle panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies set.  Two pink pearls were added in the corner.

ODBD Dahlia, ODBD Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My third card is for the StamperSandee challenge.  I broke out one of my fave Stampin Up sets, Unfrogettable, for this card. The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The frog and toadstools were stamped together using masking.  The grass was sponged over a scratch paper mask and the clouds were sponged over a template cut with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies.  Once everything was colored, google eyes were added to the dragonfly and froggie. (Sorry about the splotchy coloring....I do not have blendable markers yet.)

ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up Unfrogettable, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Butterfly Hello

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper is Joanne Allison aka Angelnorth....congrats, Joanne!!  I chose this amazing dragonfly card because of the cool watercolor background and wanted to step outside of my comfort zone to make something a little messy.  I started with a piece of watercolor paper, brushed plain water over it here and there, then touched a paintbrush with blue reinker to the water and the colors ran through.  I was going to use two colors, but the blue separated into lavender, so yay for me!!!  Some flecks from the paintbrush were added after the ink was done running.  Once the panel was dry, it was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The butterflies from 'Butterfly and Bugs' was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then watercolored with the same blue ink.  The ODBD Custom Hello Die was added instead of stamping a sentiment.  I will also be submitting this to Lydia's Dare to Get Dirty challenge from Saturday, which is a secret unless you are a Fan Club member! :)

ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Custom Hello Die, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sea Turtle Inspiration

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from a Rock Art Pinterest Board.....it was so tough to choose, but I finally settled on this awesome photo!  I bought this cool sea turtle stamp by Gray Wolf Graphics several months ago at the Indy stamp show and haven't had a chance to use it.  I dug through my box of misc stamps and found this Hero Arts sentiment which I haven't used in years.  I started by stamping the turtle in Brilliant Blue on a panel cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies; stamped it again on scratch paper to make a mask, and again on white cardstock so the shell could be cut out and popped up.  After masking the turtle, I used a stencil to create the background around it.  For the bottom panel, I inked up an embossing folder and used it as a stamp for a subtle swirly look without being too busy.  Along with the Inspiration Challenge, I will be submitting this to the DTGD17JustWriteDesigns challenge.  All of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges' details are a secret, unless you are a Fan Club member!!

Our Daily Bread designs Pierced Rectangles Dies, Sea Turtle by Gray Wolf Graphics, Sentiment from Hero Arts, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sand Between My Toes

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Vicky White aka Miss Vicky.....congrats, Vicky!!  I fell in love with this beautiful sympathy card due to the masking, sponging, and spritzing and wanted to give it a try!  I began by cutting both the ivory panel and a mask with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies set , sponged the exposed area then spritzed with a water bottle.  Once the water was dry, the image and sentiment from 'Sending You Sunshine' was stamped. I decided to add a little pop of color so the flags were colored red and some tiny hearts cut with the ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies set were added.

ODBD Sending You Sunshine, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Umbrellas Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Inspired Tropical Birthday

Photo from Cuaros Pinterest Board
Happy Saturday, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from the Cuaros Pinterest Board.....I just about fell outta my chair when I saw this amazing piece!!  I was hoping to find some inspiration to help me with my brother in law's birthday card and this was absolutely perfect!  The silhouettes and sentiment from 'Bon Voyage' were stamped in Stazon Jet Black (plus extra sponging in black at the bottom), a die from the ODBD Custom Circles Dies set was used for the mask and reverse mask for sponging the scene, then the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  I did not add any embellishments so that it would look like framed art.  I will also be submitting this to the July 'Time To Relax' Fan Club challenge....what's more relaxing than a tropical sunset?!

ODBD Bon Voyage, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Circles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sure and Steadfast

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Cindy Weeks aka Weekend Warrior....congrats, Cindy!!  I chose this amazing card to recreate today using the 'Anchor' set and 'Nautical Paper Collection', both from Our Daily Bread designs. Since I used speckled cardstock, I did not add any splatters like Cindy's card. I chose not to add any gems so that it's not lumpy for mailing.

ODBD Anchor, ODBD Nautical Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett