Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Special Holiday Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD Special Christmas Release!

This is a little surprise release Kelley has for you, and like all the releases, there are opportunities to win prizes!  
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 16, 2016 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 November 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first card is made using the ODBD Double Display Card Kit to create my fancy fold!  This card spotlights the awesome new release, Holly Oval Die on my front panel, as well as the new Holly Jolly Paper Collection 2016.  I also used this month's regular release, Merry & Bright, Christmas Lights Dies, and past releases: Layered Lacey Ovals, Layered Lacey Squares, Pierced Rectangle Dies, Log Cabin Quilt Dies, Peaceful Poinsettias, and Lovely Leaves Dies

I have to just say I love this holly paper!  The traditional colors and patterns are always a go to combo! It's also so much easier to make these fancy fold cards when you have the card base already cut and scored as they come in this kit!  I measured the panels and cut design paper to fit the panels.  I cut the Holly Oval from green mirrored paper and mounted that on a white Layered Lacey Ovals die cut.  I cut my gold ribbon and passed it through the Layered Lacey Ovals die, then I adhered the left side of the oval to the left side of the card front.  (I had tried the alternative first, which is to make the oval panel and ribbon removable) but I preferred it this way after experimenting a bit.  I decorated the front with several cuts of Peaceful Poinsettias from red card stock which I had spritzed with gold glimmer spray.  I did the same with the greenery from the Lovely Leaves Die set, and finished off with some tiny gold flower center stickers. 

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and the Christmas lights with VersaMark, and heat embossed with gold.  I cut the lights out with the coordinating Christmas Lights Dies, and placed them along the top of the open card.  I cut the sentiment with a Pierced Rectangle die, and matted that with a Layered Lacey Squares die cut.  On the bottom I just added a couple holly sprigs from the Lovely Leaves Die set and some more gold stick-ons.

For my second card (below) showcasing the Holly Oval Die, I used white card stock and gold mirrored paper to create a clean but elegant card.  I used a past release, Sending My Love Stamp/Die Duo to die cut my word, Sending, and to stamp and heat emboss the words Christmas Blessings.  I cut that sentiment panel with one of the Log Cabin Quilt Die strips, and I cut three Peaceful Poinsettias die cuts from white, and three Merry Mosaics die cuts from gold and spritzed the poinsettias with gold glimmer spray. I shaped them a bit and adhered all to a white embossed panel, which I had embossed with a Sizzix Holly folder.  I cut that embossed panel with a Double Stitched Rectangle die.  I matted that with another white layer cut with the outer border from the Snowflake Sky die set. I popped that all up on a gold mat, using foam tape, and then I  adhered that to the white base.  So while it's a pretty layered up card, it is also clean and I actually love how it came out. 

To recap, here are the NEW SPECIAL RELEASE products I used today: 

The products I used today using the Nov. 1 release are:

To see the inspiration the rest of the team has for you, please visit the links below: 
Grace * Cathy * Chris * Kathy * Sabrina * Robin
Diana * Sandee * Lori * Helen * Julie

You can see the entire Special Release HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jesus is Born!

Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well! As I post this I am listening to the election results as they come in.  Who knew this election would be so close!  Well... I'm so thankful to know that no matter who wins this election, God is still on His throne, and Jesus is my King!

I am sharing another card made using the new Jesus Loves You Stamp/Die Duo set.  I used last months Holy Night Die to cut my focal image from brushed gold card stock.  I cut the word Jesus from the same paper, as well as a mat which I cut with the outer border die from the Snowflake Sky Die set.  I used several cuts using the Leafy Edged Border dies to create my "hills".  I sponged them lightly with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and adhered together. I added the hills to my background which I had sponged with distress ink in stormy sky.  I positioned my Holy Night die as well as the Jesus word die cut and adhered.  I heat embossed the "Is Born" sentiment in gold and cut with the Log Cabin Quilt Dies.  I created a pop up frame for my focal point by cutting and layering three die cuts made using a Pierced Rectangle and Rectangle die and passed through the die cut machine together. I used foam tape to pop up the layers.  To make the star pop a little more, I cut another star from the Holy Night die set from silver glitter  paper and adhered over the brushed gold one.  

This was a simple card and wouldn't be too hard to do in mass, though the added frame layers might be left off if doing a mass production.  I hope you enjoyed my sample today, and thanks so much for stopping to look!

Hopefully next week I will have good news to share.  I had my first chest CT scan yesterday and should get those results next Monday.  I have also finished up my last infusion as of last Tues.!!!  I am having some issues with where my lymph nodes were removed but hopefully with time that will improve.  I have learned that I can't do as much with that arm as I used to do as it seems to mess up the drainage of lymph or something.  It just gets very sore and swells some.  But it's ok!  I'm just thankful to be getting to the end of a LONG year of treatment, and praying there won't be need for any more .... ever!  So... hopefully next week I will have good news to share on the CT Scan!

Praying for so many right now.... and thanking you for all your prayers for me!!! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Nov. Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Nov. release Blog Hop! 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For the card above,  (yes, it does fold flat) I used the ODBD Surprise Box Die to create a fun pop up snowflake card.  The NEW products I used are:  Merry and Bright, Christmas Lights Dies, Snow Crystals, and the design paper is Snowflake Season Paper Collection.  I also used Balloons and Streamers dies and the Log Cabin Quilt die from a past release.  This was so fun to create!  It goes together easily with the ODBD Surprise Box dies.  The surprise box die easily cuts both the box and layered inserts,  plus inside panels to support the box's square shape and to which you adhere your streamers, etc.  After adhering the design papers, I die cut lots of snowflakes from pink and white card stock, and from glittery gold  and glittery white papers from American Crafts.  I adhered the snowflakes to streamers and/or little strips of paper,  and adhered them to the inside of the box.  I heat embossed the sentiment and the  Christmas lights with gold, cut the sentiment with the Log Cabin Quilt die, cut the lights with the new Christmas Lights Die, and adhered. 

For my next card, I used the Merry and Bright stamp set, and numerous dies:  Snowflake Sky, Snow Crystals, Peace Border, Double Stitched Rectangles, and Log Cabin Quilt dies.  I also used the Winter Paper Collection 2014.

To create this card I started with my white base, added a glitter silver paper layer which I cut with the Snowflake Sky outter die, then layered a thin glitter gold mat, followed by the design paper from the Winter Paper Collection 2014 which I die cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle, and topped that with a white die cut Snowflake Sky layer.  I die cut the Peace Border from both white and glitter gold, adhered them together for a shadow offset, and adhered to the card.  I cut three snowflakes from the Snow Crystals Die set: one from silver glitter paper, one from white, and one from gold glitter paper, and popped them up in a layered design.  The sentiment "To You" is part of one of the sentiments in the Merry and Bright set.  The full sentiment says "Peace to You" but since I wanted to use the large Peace Die, I only inked up the "To You" part with VersaMark, and heat embossed that in gold, then cut with a small strip from the Log Cabin Quilt Die.  It's much prettier in person with the hints of sparkle from the silver and gold glitter paper.  I finished with a small sheer silver bow.

Here are the New Release products I used today:

To view the amazing samples from the rest of the design team, please visit their blogs:
Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie * Sandee * Anita * Helen * Angie * Chris * Grace * Lisa 
Sabrina * Kathy * Diana 

Thanks so very much for stopping by!