Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to the December ODBD Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread Designs release!  It's hard to believe it's December already!  Christmas is just around the corner and the new year right behind it! 

I first want to thank all who have so kindly sent me notes, emails, cards, gifts and prayers!  I have been blown away by the love and encouragement shown  me during this illness, and your acts of kindness have touched my heart.  I am undergoing chemo now and it's not been easy as I have an intolerance for one of the drugs they are giving me and we are still trying to figure all that out so I can be a bit more comfortable between treatments.  God is hearing and answering your prayers, and  I know He is carrying me through this. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to participate in this month's release, but I managed to get a couple cards made so I'm happy to be able to share them with you.  I kept both simple this time as I was mostly working upstairs with limited supplies.  Before I give the details though, here  is the prize information for this month's give away:

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my card above I used Plough the Fields for my image and sentiment.  I only had Prisma Pencils upstairs with me so I colored my image with them and it was fun to revisit that coloring medium after using Copics so much lately!  I cut the image panel with a Matting Circle Die, and matted with the new Double Stitched Circles Dies.  I also used the new Double Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut my sentiment panel, which I folded over the top of the card.  I used the Leafy Edged Border Dies to cut some "fields" for my card background.  The base is Baked Brown Sugar and the greens are all scraps of Bazzil from my stash. 
For my next card, I used  Safe Travels for my image and sentiment.  I used Archival ink and again, colored with Prisma Pencils.  I used Pastel Chalks for the sky.  I cut the image and the other two panels with the new Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, and I used the Double Stitched Circle Dies to cut my sentiment panel.  I used a base of Baja Breeze and some desgin paper from the ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  I embellished with die cuts from the Lovely Leaves Dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, and some bronze square embellishments from my stash.


Here are the NEW ODBD products I used today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please visit my DT sisters for more inspiration!

Julie * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Robin * America * Angie
Lisa * Grace * Sabrina * Chris * Silke