Saturday, March 17, 2018

ODBD 10th Anniversary

Our Daily Bread Designs is celebrating its 10th Anniversary!  Wow, congratulations to ODBD!   I first noticed ODBD because of all the stamps containing Scripture and I thought how wonderful it would be to encourage others through the word of God and I've been hooked ever since.  There are two sets released today but of course, I focused on the ones with the Bible verses.  :)  And the new circle dies are so amazing - hope you like them too!

And of course I had to add some butterflies on one of my cards.

Tip for the second card:  I used Distress Oxides to color my die cuts which were cut with extra heavy paper so that they would not get wrinkled when I applied my ink.  It also adds a bit of dimension too.

Normally when I make a card I think of someone who could use a particular verse.  This time, I think I needed both of these verses for myself.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Spring

Hello!  Today's card features simple stamping and coloring as well as sponging the edges of the shapes to soften and give your feature elements a glow.  Hope you like it!

Diana Nguyen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Easter Greetings, Beautiful Blooms, hyacinth


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Today's post is in honor of ODBD team member Lisa's birthday!

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

I don't know how she does it but she keeps everyone on task - is awesome about sending reminders to everyone - and does so many things we aren't even aware of to keep everything running smoothly.  I love to be organized but I think Lisa's got it on a whole 'nother level!  

Lisa, I hope you are enjoying this set!  I love it!

P.S. Those beautiful circle dies are a sneak peak of what's coming to ODBD for Saturday!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

CAS Butterfly Birthday

Just a quick pop in to let you know I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today - hop on over for full directions and links to how I made this butterfly birthday card.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Find yourself a cup

Today I pulled out a couple of oldies but goodies... 

Ever since I saw this Find yourself a cup stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  But then I got side tracked and never got to ink it up.  But today I sat down with purposeful intention and made this card that is perfect for old friends who might just happen to enjoy tea.

I used Distress Oxides to make a gradient of soft colors with which to die cut my teacup stack (by Poppystamps).  After carefully stamping my sentiment on the top right corner of my 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" white layer, I masked and sponged a line to make it look like my stack of cups were on a table.  I also added a bit of steam from the flourish die from the Calligraphic Elements 3 die set.

The best news about this oldie but goodie is that it is now a mounted stamp!  Yay!

Now I'm thinking this might be a cute little sign on a tiny easel next to some pretty tea cups.  Hmm...

Find Yourself a Cup - Mounted

Calligraphic Elements 3 - Metal Cutting Dies