Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Time to Look Back at ODBD's September Release

Today, we are looking back at the fun sewing and quilting themed stamps and papers that were released this month at Our Daily Bread Designs. I used Copics to color the quilted focal image from the Quilts stamp set and paired it with a sentiment - also from the same set - then die cut using ODBD Vintage Labels die.  I accented it with ODBD Aster dies and an antiqued brass spool of thread charm.

Be sure and visit the Our Daily Bread Designs blog so you can see the entire release with all the sets and samples in one location!

The other breadsticks have more awesome projects that you don't want to miss!  Check out their blog links below...
 Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori Sandee * Dawn * Paula * Stacy * Wanda

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello Friend

I came home from work after an unusually busy shift and decided to wind down with a little water color therapy! I got my inspiration from this gorgeous photo for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  The stone wishing well led me to use a Mini Bricks stencil by TCW with a soft gray chalk color for a very subtle look of bricks.  I'm also playing along with the Just Us Girls Challenge where it's trend week and Vicki has chosen to
have us feature the water coloring trend that's so popular right now.  So, of course, I couldn't resist...yet play with WPlus9's Pretty Peonies set!  This also qualifies for Cathy's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS to use stencils.  I used Tim Holtz distress markers to color on the acrylic stamps before I stamped to the watercolor cardstock.  I then softened the lines with a brush that was only lightly loaded with water. 

I'm barely keeping my eyes open, so I'm off to get some shut eye!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #310

Hey everyone! I'm your hostess for this week's Color Throwdown challenge and yes...I am hanging on to summer with dear life with some flowers and summer-like colors since fall isn't officially here yet - lol! I loved these embellishments found in an Etsy shop and went with a very literal interpretation for my card sample.

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Whole Lotta Dots by Reverse Confetti
PAPER: Lost and Found "Sunshine" pad by MME, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana by SU, White by PTI.
INK: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
ACCESSORIES: In Colors Boutique Details embellishments by SU; Quilted BG die by Lil Inker Designs; Tattered Florals dies by Tim Holtz, Wet Paint word die by PTI. 

Our guest star stamper is Joanne James from The Crafty Owl!  Welcome, Joanne!
Be sure and play along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week by being our guest star stamper!  You don't have to have exact colors to play along, but you do need to have a close resemblance.  Be sure and link your creation to the linky tool at the bottom of the current challenge post on the Color Throwdown Challenge blog.

Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti Color Challenge

A creation for the new Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge. I scribbled Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Pumice Stone distress markers over TH watercolor CS then blended with a wet brush.  I then die cut multiple paisley shapes.  The flamingo was stamped with Regal Rose and Crushed Curry ink and popped with foam dots.

STAMPS: Fabulous Flamingo, Arrows 'n Elements - both by Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Soft Stone (PTI), Basic Gray (SU), Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mojo Monday

The weeks just keep flying on by and it's already time for another Mojo Monday challenge!  I had a ball creating this card for our soon-to-be born grand-daughter!  D-day is September 16, so we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby _____.  :-)  Can't share the name quite yet!

After die cutting the stitched rectangle panel, I added light texture paste with a hearts stencil by My
Favorite Things.  I thought it symbolized love "raining down"!  Emery was paper pieced with his head popped with a foam dot.
For more inspiration, you'll want to visit the other mojomakers' blogs can go to the Mojo Monday blog and check out the first 7 thumbnails.

STAMPS: To the Moon (Verve), Better Together (Verve).
PAPER: Nana's Nursery (DCWV), Sour Apple (MFT), White (PTI).
INK: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched rectangle and circle dies by Lil Inker Designs, Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT, Enamel dots.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


September 11 brings back a flood of memories every year when we remember that day 13 years ago
when the US was hit by overwhelming sadness as acts of terrorism changed so many lives forever. The SCS Ways to Use It challenge is to "make it monumental"....meaning we are to honor our heroes by incorporating elements of stone, granite, marble, etc.  on our creations.  I went with some Ferro Special Effect Paste by Creative Imaginations that has actual natural ground stone in the mixture and added it to Soft Stone cardstock using a TCW mini basketweave stencil.  It has a very hardened and rough texture IRL and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!  I'm also playing along with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.

STAMPS: ODBD Old Flag Background, ODBD Not Forgotten.
PAPER: Soft Stone by PTI, White, Real Red.
INK: Night of Navy, TH Distress markers - Barn Door and Faded Jeans.

Proud of You

Inspiration came from Debby Hughes' CAS treat bags for the CASE Study Challenge and the layout is based on the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I used burlap ribbon and jute twine to bring in some rustic elements and kept the apple theme.

STAMPS: Class Act (Reverse Confetti)
and Tiny Tags (PTI).
PAPER: Recollections, White.
INK: Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched rectangle and frame dies by Lil Inker Designs; Apple die by Reverse Confetti, Jute twine, Burlap ribbon by SU; Star tag die by PTI.