Thursday, December 7, 2017

Snowman Greetings!

Hello friends!   I hope you are all doing well, and that you are beginning to get in to the Christmas spirit!  This week cold weather finally arrived here and they are even talking about the possibility of a little of the white stuff tomorrow!  That certainly would help, as it's been quite warm thus far. (Not that I'm complaining mind you!)

Anyway... I do need to get a few more cards made to mail out soon, so here is a fun one that would work for any winter occasion as I left it without a sentiment.  I have several friends with winter birthdays so if I don't use this for a Christmas card I can add a warm birthday greeting and that would work too!

I used the newly released ODBD White as Snow stamp/die duo, which may I just say I LOVE!  The die cuts perfectly and the image is so fun to color without taking all day and an act of congress to get it done!!! :)  I used paper from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014, and the following dies:  Fence, Snow CrystalsDouble Stitched Ovals, and the outer frame is from Snowflake Sky Background Dies.  After coloring the image I colored it with clear Wink of Stella pen and love the little shimmer that gives.

So that's about it for me today!  I have tons of things on my To Do list today, as I'm sure you do too!  But in it all lets not forget that we celebrate the greatest gift ever given to mankind!!!  That precious baby born is a stable knocks on the door of our hearts and asks if we have any room for Him today.  I trust you have invited Him in, not as an occasional guest, but as the head of this dwelling, and the dearest friend you'll ever have... as without Him, there is no peace in our hearts.  We will be constantly searching and unfulfilled until we give Him His rightful place.

So if I don't see you again before Christmas.... I want to wish each of you the most blessed Christmas season... and a new year filled with Joy!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD December Release!!!

 Hello friends!  Can you believe it's Dec. 1?  I seriously cannot!!!  Well... with the first of every month comes some exciting new goodies from Our Daily Bread Designs!  If you have a few more cards to make and especially if you have some small gifts worthy of a very special hand made gift bag... you don't want to miss this one!  The design team has been having a blast making all sorts of gift bags and sets.

As with all our releases, there are 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 December 2, 2017 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 the gift bag above, I used the new Card Caddy & Gift Bag dies, as well as Gift Bag Handles & Topper dies.  For the sentiment, I used the cut out piece from one of the handles, and a Double Stitched Rectangles die.  I  used the new stamp/die duo set, the White As Snow Stamp/Die Duo and the matching snowman die.  LOVE this set!  I also used the following past released items:  Leafy Edged Borders Die, Snow Crystals diesFence, Bitty Borders, and Lovely Leaves dies.  I created the bag itself with craft paper and I love the craft/white/red combo.  The image is colored with Copics and then with Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  The paper is from the Christmas Paper Collection 2013.

For the card below I used the new Noel Ornaments stamp, colored with Copics, then cut with the new Oval Stitched Rows dies.  I used the Pierced Rectangles dies to cut the green layer, and the Merry Christmas Dies to cut the words from red and gold mirrored card stock.  The  Leafy Edged Borders were used to cut the red border, and the flowers and leaves were cut with the Peaceful Poinsettia, Pine Branches, and Lovely Leaves dies. The paper is from the Holly Jolly Paper Collection and Christmas Paper Collection 2013The image was colored with Copics, then Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen.  In person there is a glimmer but it was hard to capture in the photo.

Here are the NEW products I used today:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out my DT sisters for more inspiration and so you will be eligible for one of the prizes!

Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Cathy 
Grace * Dawn * Chris * Diana 
Helen * Kathy * Lori

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!