28 April 2015

Tea & Blessings

Welcome to our Scripture challenge with ODBD stamps. Our Daily Bread Designs has been hosting many inspiring challenges and I have enjoyed creating for them a lot! This week you can use any Scripture / verse stamp from ODBD on your project for the challenge.




I created a nice little box, a tea box. It's the kind to give away as a gift. I made this one from scratch but you can certainly use the actual box your tea comes in and cover it. I used different papers from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection to give the box a delicate look.

I stamped a verse from ODBD's Bless your Heart on a pretty label cut with the new Layered Lacey Squares dies and added it together with pink ribbon and linen thread to finish my project.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC236 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 3, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I invite you to visit the DT blogs to see what they created:
Diana, Paula, Elizabeth, Robin, Chris

Thanks so much for your visit! See you again soon.


21 April 2015

Showers of Blessings - ODBD Inspiration Challenge

This week Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an Inspiration Challenge! The inspiration photo goes along so well with the new release.



I created this card using the new Umbrella die upside down holding little handmade flowers. I thought the umbrella would look perfect in front of the Window die, to which I added a beautiful piece of patterned paper from the Blushing Rose Collection. The sentiment is from one of the new stamp sets released and I think this verse not only goes well with the theme of this week's challenge and my design, but also is such a beautiful promise, a very encouraging and inspiring verse!

As always I hope you enjoyed seeing my card for today! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC235 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I hope you have a minute to check out the beautiful cards created by the DT:

Thanks for stopping by today!


20 April 2015

Lace, Ribbon & Thread

This month the design team at Ann Butler Designs has showcased a variety of projects using fabric. Ann Butler's products are designed to be used on fabric and other mixed media projects. Today I'm sharing a card using lace and ribbon, Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks and Art Screens by Clearsnap.



I have a step by step tutorial for you at the Ann Butler Design's blog. Please click here to check it out! Once you're there I invite you to take a minute to see all the different projects my teammates have created using fabric.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back with a new design tomorrow. See you then!

I'm also sharing my card with:
RRR Challenge - Aqua & Light Coral
Craft-Dee Bowz - April Challenge
Card Mania - April Challenge


14 April 2015

For the Glory of God - ODBD Sketch Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge post for Our Daily Bread Designs! This week we have a sketch for you. I brainstormed quite a bit to try to translate the sketch to my design seamlessly, so to speak. I knew I wanted to try out the new Lacey Layered Squares Dies to create a shabby chic frame and that's exactly how today's design started out.


I used metallic cardstock for the frame, and I decided to create a delicate bouquet inspired in the soft silver tone of the frame. Once again I was drawn to use the beautiful Shabby Rose Collection papers that happened to go along so well with the design!

I made a different style of flowers with the Aster Dies for my shabby column and I embellished them with die cut leaves and flourishes as well as with some other elements. For the horizontal column I used a vellum banner that I heat embossed with a verse from the set Glory. The lonely element on the top of the sketch was the perfect excuse to use this beautiful silver heart charm. I adhered all the elements to an embossed piece of patterned paper. In addition and as always I needed to add rhinestones and pearls to finish my card.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC234 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 19, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Please take a minute to visit my talented DT sisters:
Elizabeth, Gracie, Paula, Diana, Robin, Chris

Thanks for stopping by!

12 April 2015

A Shabby Chic Spring Card - House of Cards

Today I'm sharing a shabby chic card I created for House of Cards. This month's challenge is to use butterflies and/or colors from the inspiration photo. I went for the butterfly theme only, without knowing where to start and after a few handmade flowers and stamped butterflies I hit it off. I am so happy with how the design turned out!


The butterflies were stamped with my set Parisian Postcard released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, fussy cut and added to the card around the sentiment's label and handmade flowers. Since I used blue for the flowers, and followed by brown for the butterflies and sentiment, I decided that my patterned paper from the recently released Floral Frames Paper Pack (available on Etsy here) would go together perfectly. I accentuated the color scheme with a light green. I used a few die cuts to add even more texture, layering and depth to the design, after all it is a shabby chic card!

I stenciled the patterned paper with crackle embossing paste, using my friend's Sue Kracker's custom stencils that I happen to love (click here to check them out)! I sprayed ink and perfect pearls, applied paint, added ribbon, pearls, gauze and distressed the edges of the patterned layer to give this creation all the final touches a proper European style shabby chic card should have. I am in love with the results.

Make sure you visit House of Cards to join this month's challenge and find some extraordinarily beautiful samples that will inspire you bunches! The design team is an inspiration to me always!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you stop by on May 1st for a new challenge at House of Cards and also for my Birthday Giveaway! 

I'm also sharing my card with:
Frilly & Funky - Spring Time Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge - Butterfly Focal
RRR Challenge - Things with Wings
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Flowers
SSS Monday Challenge - In the Middle
Dream it Up! - Showers of Showers
(used Dreamweaver Crackle Paste)
Card Mania - April Challenge



07 April 2015

Know that God will - ODBD Color Inspiration

unHello and welcome to a new month of wonderful new releases and challenges at Our Daily Bread Designs. Our first challenge of the month is a Color Inspiration challenge. This week's palette is so pretty!



I decided to use lilac, teal and soft blue for the challenge combining metallic cardstocks and a delicate polka dot pattern from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014 for my 5" by 5" card.

I am excited about the new die sets released this month and today I'm sharing a card I made using the new Layered Lacey Squares Dies. This time I altered the largest square to create a nice frame around the center of the card.

I die cut two large squares from lilac cardstock and cut them in a little over a half. I adhered both pieces in diagonal orientation but very close to each other on the center, almost as if creating a larger square with the die cut pieces. Before adding a blue lacey square on the center I added two pieces of ribbon diagonally. Now, the blue square on the center is also altered, but you can certainly skip that step if you want to.

For the central label I stamped first a subtle lilac background using the new Amazing Grace stamp. Then I stamped a sentiment from the recently released God Quotes stamp set in black. Once I stenciled the label I decided I'd add some nice pearls and rhinestones to finish the design. Oh, and I also folded the lace borders inwards to add dimension!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC233 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 12, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I hope you can take a minute to visit my talented teammates and see what they created for the challenge! I know their designs will inspire you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed and creative week!

I'm sharing my card with:
Lawnscaping Challenge - Dimension
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Bling Bling

02 April 2015

Beautiful Stamps + Dies

Cardmaking has become more elegant and interesting thanks to the new supplies and machines being created from a few years back until now. I'm sure more and more new and improved supplies will continue to be released, but I still remember that one time when I made a heart shaped card for Valentine's when I was in Preschool. Or that other time when I made a small card with a Little Mermaid's sticker to send it to my oldest cousin in Brazil when I was 10. Cardmaking should be inspirational in any case and that is why I enjoy meaningful and versatile products that I can use over and over to share my creativity with others. This is the case with the beautiful stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs that I used for today's card.


ODBD just released a couple of the products being featured today: Amazing Grace background stamp and Layered Lacey Square Dies. Love these! I used dye ink to stamp the background and the sentiment on subtle patterned papers. This is a great technique that adds texture and depth to your stamping.

I layered various dies but I did alter the largest lacey square to make it larger, by cutting it in half and adhering the halves slightly apart from each other, vertically. The next layer is actually made with the same die cut used for the previous square, cut at 1/3 and adhered to create the illusion of a full square. Altered dies sometimes need to be finished with a piece of ribbon or paper and that is just what I did on this card.

Finally I added the central label (sponged with green ink) that I think frames this inspiring sentiment beautifully, and I also added a few rhinestones.

I truly hope you feel inspired to try out some of the techniques I've shared with you today! I invite you to visit ODBD's website to check out the new release, that I think you'll absolutely love!

Thanks so much for your kind visit today! Hope you stop by again soon!

I'd like to share my card with:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Go Green

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