Monday, February 28, 2011


Hello all!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I know I did.  Between all those before work household chores this morning I managed to sneak in a little stamping time so I could share a sneak peek of one of tomorrows new Our Daily Bread Designs releases with you.  This set is called Eternity and I think it is going to be a favorite!  Now you know I love, love, love my new Grand Caliber and all my Spellbinders dies so what could be better then that?  How about a set of dies made especially just for Our Daily Bread Designs?  And a matching stamp set!!!  I thought you would like that!

Now tomorrow is the new release blog hop so make sure you pop over to the ODBD blog in the morning and get all the details...
I did this card for a couple of challenges.  The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge which was to use 3 buttons and the Mojo Monday sketch, tho I mangled it just a bit.

What I used:
SU crumb cake, basic black and cherry cobbler card stock
Prima Vintage Garden designer paper
Versafine black, Ranger antique linen ink pads
clear embossing powder
SU apron edge punch, black buttons, vintage brads, black grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ptw sketch...

Good Morning all!  It is Tuesday and that means it is time for another Papertake Weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is a sketch by our own lovely Dawny P.  Why don't you give it a try and play along?
our sketch
our sponsor
Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Anchor
SU riding hood red, very vanilla, basic black card stock
Versafine black, Ranger antique linen and brushed corduroy ink pads
clear embossing powder
black brads and black grosgrain ribbon

Monday, February 21, 2011

the hope we have...

Hello everyone.  I worked the mid-shift today so I found a bit of playtime this morning and time to share this evening.  I was intrigued by the SplitCoastStamper Technique Lover's challenge (aka try a new technique) today which was to create a Bargello Design.  I used some Basic Grey scraps to make my background then layered it up with a classic circle and a lacy circle created with my Grand Caliber and a couple of my favorite Nestabilities.  If you look very carefully you will notice that my soft sky circle has the ODBD Fish background on it and the lovely verse of from the ODBD Anchor stamp set.  My layout is inspired by the CPS sketch and the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Anchor and Fish background
SU soft sky, whisper white and early espresso card stock
Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
SU soft sky, early espresso classic  and Ranger brushed corduroy stamp pads
Grand Caliber and Spellbinders Nestabilities
dark brown grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

putting on the glitz...

Good morning all!  I am a day late on my post today, got running behind yesterday morning and just never managed to get it posted.  I made this one for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge entitled "Putting on the Glitz!"  Why don't you join us and play along?
What I used:
SU crumb cake, cherry cobbler, basic black card stock
Versafine black, Ranger antique linen and brushed corduroy distress ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities and Grand Caliber
clear embossing powder
Prima pearls
SU black grosgrain ribbon and vintage brads

Monday, February 14, 2011

i'm back...

Good morning all.  I took a quick trip to the beach last week to try to beat the winter blues.  I'm back now and mostly caught up in my personal life so I took a couple of minutes this morning to bang out a card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge which was to make a one layer card.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Anchor
kraft card stock
Versafine black, SU early espresso, Ranger distress antique linen and brushed corduroy ink
SU espresso stripped ribon
clear embossing powder, sponge, mask

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop

Good morning all and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February new release blog hop!  If you arrived here from Chris's blog "Twinkles Glow with Stamps" then you are in the right place.  If not you may want to hop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the good stuff.

The hop will run from 8:00am Tuesday, the first until 8:00pm Wednesday, the second.  Kelley is giving away 6 fabulous prizes this month!  Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog.  To be eligible you need to visit each of the designers blog and leave them a comment, then return to the ODBD blog to tell us that you completed the hop and to answer the question.  

For my card I chose to use what I think may be my favorite of this new release, "Anchor".  I love the image and spent an entire evening experimenting with different ways to color it.  On this image I combined color with markers, sponging and a bit of white gel pen.  I then cut and embossed my verse (using my great big beautiful Grand Calibur) adding a bit of sponging.  It is all layered on a piece of Basic Grey Wander designer paper with an anchor charm and some star brads.
Now those of you that are regular followers know that I am also a part of the Papertake Weekly challenge team so I have a bit of a conflict when ever the first falls on a Tuesday.  This month I decided to combine the challenge with my blog hop card since the challenge is "Anything Goes" (with the option of flowers, that I opted not to use) it seemed appropriate.  Why don't you pop over and check out our challenge and play along.

Now it is time for you to head over to view what fabulousness Angie has in store for you on her blog "Body, Mind, Spirit and Stamps".

What I used:
SU basic black,  real red, baja breeze and whisper white
Versafine black, SU baja breeze
Grand Caliber, spellbinders Classic large oval die
black grosgrain ribbon, SU star brads, anchor charm (a gift from a friend)