Monday, October 27, 2014

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

ODBD stamps Midnight Clear Background, God's Timing, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello sweet friends!  I hope you are all doing well!!!

I am popping in to share a card I made using several of this month's ODBD new releases, and for a few challenges. 

 I used the ODBD Midnight Clear Background and inked first in Baked Brown Sugar, then dabbed off the brown on the snowflake edges with a paper towel and inked with Coastal Cabana.  I knew I wanted to add a little glitter to the edges so I just didn't worry too much about having the transitions perfect from the brown to the blue. I added some T Holtz white paint and some Recollections clear glass glitter all around the snowflakes.   I stamped my clock from the God's Timing set, using the Matting Circle Dies, and the Circle Ornament Dies to cut it,using  Baked Brown Sugar cs which I sponged with Crumb Cake. I cut three of the ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia Dies from vanilla cs and then spritzed them with Tattered Angels Candy Apple Red glimmer mist. I love how the gold glitter seemed to settle in to the embossed parts of the poinsettia! After arranging everything, I added Gala Glitz (Art Glitter) to the centers. LOVE this stuff! It's a combination of coppery beads and glass glitter. All the greenery and flourishes are from ODBD Fancy Foliage die set.

I am entering this in the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, which is  a Scripture inspiration challenge.
Be inspired by this verse:
Ecclesiastes 3:1: To everything there is a season and a purpose for every time under heaven.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it!  The colors were dictated by a color challenge I played in on SCS but I ended up liking how it came out.  While I'm on the subject of Splitcoaststampers... I have been highly honored to be asked to be on the Dirty Dozen... the 12 gifted design team members for Splitcoaststampers!  While I cannot share the cards I have created for this special gallery for 6 months, I can give you a little  a link to the gallery where they can be viewed, but only if you are a fan club member there. Each month we are given different themes and we create 6-8 cards for that theme, and it's one of the special things done for fan club membership. If you are a fan club member, you can view the gallery HERE.

Today's Blessing from the Word:
Heb. 4:16 KJ
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Friday, October 24, 2014

October in review!

ODBD Stamp Midnight Clear Background, designed by Grace Nywening
Hello sweet friends!  I hope you are all doing well!!!

Today we are taking a look back at the ODBD Oct. release!

For my card, I used the Midnight Clear Background stamp, and the gorgeous ODBD Custom Peaceful Poinsettia dies, along with past releases of Fancy Foliage Dies, and Angel Wings Dies.  I also used the Spellbinders Flourish Trim die.  I cut it and the Angel wings from vellum, sponged with blue and then added my MS Snow Glitter, which is quite chunky and very sparkly.  The card base is Vanilla and is embossed with a Darice corner flourish folder. I stamped the Midnight Clear Background with SU! Midnight Muse Ink.  In real life I love how this came out and I know just who is going to receive it this Christmas!

Please be sure to check out my DT sisters who have created samples for you today!

 Grace * Paula * Chris * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Stacy * Wanda * Audrey

You can also see all the projects on the ODBD Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Poinsettia Ornament and Mini Tutorial!

ODBD Stamps and dies, designed by Grace Nywening with tutorial

Hello sweet friends!  I wanted to share a really fun project I've been working on.  I really love how it came out, but for the life of me I cannot get one photo that really shows it well.  I keep getting a glare on the ornament, and if I remove enough light to not have that glare, then the image inside appears flat. 

I thought I'd share a brief tutorial on how to create this ornament. I do not have photos of every single step, but I'm sure you can figure out what I don't have shown.  This is a pretty basic project.

Here is a basic Materials List:
ODBD Matting Circle Dies (panels inside ornament)
Clear Plastic 2 piece ornament (I got mine at AC Moore and it's about 3 1/4" at widest part)
Light weight watercolor Paper (Pacon Artist Watercolor student grade 192g used here)
Designer Paper of Choice for background
Gold Design Paper
Light weight cardboard (cereal box weight used here) 
Inks of choice: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Always Artichoke used here
Glass Glitter, beads or pearls for center of flowers (SU! Champagne glass glitter used here)
Piercing Tool
Embossing Stylus and Mat
Tombow Metal Glue
VersaMark and gold embossing power (fine details from Ranger used here)
Clear Thread or fishing line
Decoration for edges of ornament if desired (optional - Best Creation Gold Peel off Stickers used here)
Ribbon of choice 
Pearls or flourishes of your choice

Using Watercolor paper, die cut and eboss 2 complete sets of the Poinsettia Flowers

Cut and emboss 6 holly leaves from Circle Ornament Die Set, and spritz all flowers and leaves with water.

Watercolor the poinsettias and leaves as desired.  I colored both sides because I wasn't sure if you'd be able to see the backs of any of the petals since I was making a front and back for this ornament.  Now that I've completed it, I'd say just the front would be fine.  I used a wet mixture of paints and since poinsettias often have more than one shade on them, I tried to add a little green to some edges, and left some parts more light pink while adding in some areas of darker red. I didn't take any great care in the painting... it won't really matter much!  Set aside to dry.

Once dry, or close to dry, using a medium-large sized embossing stylus and an embossing mat, begin shaping the petals as you like them.  The more you work the petals, the more you will kind of lose the detail of the embossed die cuts, but you can always go back and add them in again if desired. (I did have to do that, and I used a small embossing stylus for that)   Pretty flowers CAN be made simply by rolling the petals over a piercing tool and giving a slight bend in the middle. If that's how you do it, you won't lose that embossed detail on the petals and it will be take less time.   It just depends on the look you want.

Using Tombow Mono Metal Glue, layer up your poinsettias as desired.  (You will have 2 full layered poinsettias)  Using glass glitter, beads, pearls or whatever you choose, adhere decorative centers to flowers and let dry.

Die cut a circle from light cardboard and  2 pieces of gold with the largest die from the Matting Circles Die set.
Die Cut 2 pieces of your chosen design paper using with the second largest size in the Matting Circle Die set.

With VersaMark, stamp the "Noel" in the upper right corner of both pieces of the design paper.  Adhere the gold to both sides of the cardboard circle.  Adhere the design papers to each gold piece.  This gives you a decorative background for the front and back of your ornament.

With your piercing tool, punch a hole through the top of your cardboard/paper where you want to attach the clear thread "hanger".  I was able to almost avoid the design paper and just pierce the gold as you can see below.

Take your dried Poinsettias and adhere them to each of the lower left corners of your ornament.  Tuck in the holly leaves and adhere. Add pearls if desired. (Paper flourishes would work well too).   Using a sewing needle, pass your clear thread through the hole and tie knot.  Leave tails on the thread that will allow you to tie them to the ornament hanger itself.

Now, take the largest half of your ornament, and pass the clear thread through the hole at the top of the ornament.  Draw it up until your panel fits perfectly in the middle of the ornament, and tie a double knot.  I actually don't trust clear thread to not come undone so I added a little blob or hot glue to hold it there.  While working with the ornament at this point, you might find it easiest to use a small cup to hold it for you.  Now fit the two halves together and tie knot again.

Above are the stickers I used, and you can see how I adhered them right along the seam of the two halves.
Now you can tie your gold cord or whatever you want to use as a hanger.  If you want to add a decorative sheer bow, you can do that now, and you are done!  The hardest part of this is getting a photo that doesn't distort the sphere, and does not have glare!  LOL!

Here are a few more angles of the ornament:


Below you can see the side of the ornament and see that the back and the front are the same and decorated the same.

I hope you'll give this a try.  It was super fun and really is a quick project once your poinsettias are painted, shaped and dry. I think this would be a nice little gift.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Merry Christmas Center Step!

ODBD stamps: Christmas Pennant Swag, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello my friends!  I hope you are all doing well!  We have just had some pretty rough storms moving through here as I type this, but no serious damage, PTL!   Anyhoo... it made for a perfect day to get in to my craft room and make another card with the just released ODBD Christmas Pennant Swag.  I also used the ODBD Custom Pennant Swag Die to cut these pennant swags, and also the ODBD Custom Pennant Dies set for my trees!  I used the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2013 for my scraps and the strips on the sides.  I embossed the white panel with a Darice snowflake folder, and just arranged my "trees" (aka upside down pennants) and popped them up with foam tape.  Super easy, super quick! 

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Today's Blessing from the Word:

John 14:27 
 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to ODBD's SECOND OCT. Release!

ODBD stamps: Poinsettia Ornament, Christmas Pennant Row, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  Welcome to a Surprise Second ODBD Release for October!

Just as in the first release, Kelley is giving prizes for this second release! 

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps. You have until October 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on our Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my card today, I used the Oct. 1 release, Poinsettia Ornament, and I coupled that with today's release,  Christmas Pennant Row, which fits perfectly the previously released Pennant Row Dies.  I cut my Poinsettia Ornament out with the Oct. 1 release, Matting Circle Dies, and then matted that with brushed gold which I cut with a previous release, Circle Ornament Dies.  I also used the ODBD Beautiful Border Dies.  
To create this card I stamped the poinsettia with Memento and colored with Copics.   I used R81, R85, RV000, G20, G43,  G94, Y11.  I also used a gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to add sparkle to the poinsettia, but unfortunately I can't seem to capture that on the photo. I cut the ornament with this month's Matting Circle dies.  I used some Martha Stewart brushed gold to mat the ornament, cutting it with a past release, Circle Ornament Dies.  I used a base of Neenah Solar White, and then some design paper from an My Mind's Eye 6x6 pack Tis the Season, and from another MME pack, Merry Little Christmas.  I then embossed both papers with Sizzix folders, and then rubbed with SU! inks direct to the embossing.  I cut a Beautiful Border from white and matted the green panel with it, and added that to the red.  Then I stamped the PEACE banner with Primrose Petals ink, cut with the ODBD Custom Pennant Row Dies, and added to the bottom of the card.  The die row was longer than I needed or fit this orientation of the card, so I cut off the outside two pennants and cut the little white bow off, and then added that back on to the end of my pennant row.  The poinsettia panel is popped up on dimensionals.

Here is the new set I used from this release today:
Here are other October Release products I used today:

 Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to visit each of the eight designers listed below and leave a comment for a chance to win one of THREE prizes!
Here are the links to the other designers participating in this hop today:

 Grace * Chris * Lisa * Dawn * Lori *  Sandee * Sabrina * Angie

Just one more thing to mention!  ODBD is also offering a NOVEMBER PRE-ORDER SPECIAL!  You can read all about it HERE!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Sneak Peek at a SECOND OCT. RELEASE at ODBD!

ODBD stamps: Christmas Pennant Swag, Joy Tree, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  I'm popping in today with a sneak peek at a special second release coming to Our Daily Bread designs on Oct. 13!  The new release I'm sharing today is the Christmas Pennant Swag.  It is designed to fit the previously released Pennant Swag Die.  I also used a past release, Joy Tree.  I loved this tree and decided to use some fun shades of pink, red and green to color it with SU! markers.  I colored the whole stamp, then huffed a bit to make sure there was enough moisture to stamp well, and I do like how it came out.  I did a little hand doodling on the larger words to outline them.  (Did you do that when you were a kid?  I always did!)

Anyway... I stamped the Joy to the World Pennant Swag with a Colorbox Pigment Ink, and immediately heat embossed with Diamonds and Pearls for a shimmery effect.  Because that has so much shimmer, I decided to heat emboss my tree panel as well.  I used clear embossing powder to which I've added Dazzling Diamonds for a little sparkle.  It's hard to capture sparkle in a photo, but the little specs you see on the white panel are the dazzling diamonds. Here's a close up that hopefully shows it better. 

The card base is Neenah Solar White, and the design paper is from My Minds Eye Merry Little Christmas and Tis the Season 6x6 packs. 

Hope to see you back here for this second release!  Eight designers will have samples for you and there will be prizes for this release too.... so come play along for a chance to win!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Peaceful Poinsettias

 Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well!  I have been snowed under this week, but I finally got a card made today to share with you here.  I used the newly released Peaceful Poinsettias from ODBD, as well as a past release, Worship the Lord.    I cut and embossed  three sets of the poinsettia dies from white card stock, sponged with Brilliance Platinum Planet Pigment ink, spritzed with water and then began shaping them with an embossing stylus on an embossing pad.  I loved the shimmer of the platinum ink.  I stamped the word Rejoice from the Worship the Lord set and embossed it with a soft goldis color of embossing powder, but there is no name on the bottle so I can't tell you what it is.  I cut that panel with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 die from white cs.  For my base panel, I used a T Holtz embossing folder (Sizzix) and rubbed the negative side of the folder with the same Brilliance ink, then ran it through my grand calibur.  I love this effect!  I mounted that on a white base, arranged my poinsettias, added some white flourishes from the  Fancy Foliage Die set, and some tiny pearls.

I am entering this in the current Shining the Light Challenge over on the ODBD Blog.  It's anything goes with ODBD stamps!  Hope you can play along!

That's it for me today.  I'm sorry I'm a little busy at the moment, but I'll do my best to keep some samples coming for you!  

Today's Blessing from the Word:

James 5:16
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective!

Thanks so  much for stopping by!!!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Kelley!

Hello friends!  Today the ODBD Design Teams have joined together to do a surprise Birthday Blog Hop for ODBD owner, Kelley!  Her actual birthday is tomorrow, so maybe THIS year, since we are posting a day early in order to not double post on the ODBD Blog tomorrow, maybe she will be surprised!

If you arrived here from the talented and sweet Sandee's Blog, you are in the right place! If not you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything!

I have used one of my favorite ODBD sets, Birthday Blessings for my image, and Birthday Doily for my sentiment.  I have also used the ODBD Custom Doily Die, Beautiful Borders Die, and the smallest tag from the ODBD Custom Recipe Card and Tags Die set.  The designer paper is Garden Party (Pebbles) and the base is Neenah Solar White.  I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it out so I could mount it on the doily.  I used Wink of Stella Gold to trim parts of the cup and saucer, in honor of my grandmother's china, a beautiful Haviland china with a dainty pink floral pattern that's trimmed with gold.  I now have that china and it's so thin you can actually see through the cups, but I treasure every single piece!  This image often makes me think of all the feminine china pieces she had, and what a beautiful table she set! 

Anyhoo.... Happy Birthday Kelley!!!  I hope you have a wonderful Birthday celebration, and that God blesses you with many more healthy happy years!!!  The "breadsticks" all love ya!!!

Here are the ODBD products I used today:






Here are the Links to the girls participating in the hop:  So from here you'll hop to Wanda's Gorgeous Blog!  If for any reason any links are not working, just skip to the next one on the list!!

Grace (That's Me)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD Oct. Release!

ODBD stamps: God's Timing, designed by Grace Nywening
Welcome to the ODBD October release! If you have not seen the full release, be sure to stop over at the ODBD Blog to view it all!  It's quite a big month here at ODBD!!!  

Before I share the info on my projects today, let me give you the details of how you can be qualified to win a gift certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store:

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the ODBD and the Designers  Blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Now on to my first card (above).  I used the fabulous new set, God's Timing and the Matting Circle Die set.  I also used last month's release, the ODBD Custom Doily Dies.  I stamped my clock image on a piece of black paper from the ODBD Chalkboard Paper Collection with VersaMark and embossed in white. I embossed the clock hands and cut them with the same Matting Circle Dies.  LOVE this set!!!
My card base is Crumb Cake and I used some Prima "Something Blue" design paper, which I stitched just for fun. The sentiment from the same God's Timing set is stamped on a tag element from the same  paper pack.  I used a Spellbinders square mat of Blushing Bride, embossed with a Cuttlebug clocks and gears folder, and decorated around the clock with the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies and several flowers which I colored with Copics to match my design paper a bit better. 
 ODBD stamps: Merry Christmas Ornament, Wisemen Ornament, designed by Grace Nywening

For this second card I used two of the new ornament stamps:  Merry Christmas Ornament and the Wisemen Ornament.  I used some shiny metallic gold to mat my ornament and I used the new Matting Circle Dies to cut the ornament, and the Circle Ornament Dies from last year to mat it.  I love how these two sets of dies perfectly mat with eachother!!!  I heat embossed both images in gold and instead of showing the entire ornament, I decided to focus on the "Merry Christmas" font, so I used a Spellbinders Petite Oval Lg. die to cut a window, and mounted the Merry Christmas behind it.  I then framed it with gold metallic paper by cutting an oval frame with the Petite Oval Small and Large.  I embossed the Merry Christmas with a Sizzix folder and added some Pine Bough die cuts from the Fancy Foliage Dies which I cut from white and also gold as just a little shadow.  The vertical gold lines on the left are stickers and the gold pearls are from Michael's.  While the card may look a little fussy, it is quite flat and mailable, so that makes me happy!  :)

To wrap up, here are the new ODBD products I used today:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit my DT sisters below:

Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Paula * Lisa * 
Silke * Wanda * Sabrina * Audrey * Angie