Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Color Throwdown

Hello's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge! Isn't this fun boot such a great color inspiration? Thanks to Lori who is our hostess with the mostest this week!

I knew I wanted to use stripes somewhere on my card and I already had this panel stamped from the day my MISTI arrived in the mail.  It was my first attempt at using a large background stamp and sure enough...the first time I stamped it, there wasn't complete ink coverage.  No problem with the MISTI!  I just re-inked it and re-stamped...perfect results! 

I'm also playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge where Chrissy Larson has this fun layout.  I thought I needed a little twinkle in my stars, so added a neutral silver glitter in addition to the red and turquoise.  

We're happy to announce a new guest designer for the month of March: Holly Brown of Glitter, Stamps and Ink!  Welcome, Holly!

Congratulations also go out to our guest star stamper this week - Kevin McDonald of McCrafty's Cards!

If you want more details on how to play along, visit the Color Throwdown blog (rules are in the sidebar).  And...if you want some more inspiration, click on the design team blog links below:

Holly Brown - March Guest Designer

STAMPS: Diagonal Stripes BG by MFT, Label Love by Altenew.
PAPER: Kraft, Real Red, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Silver glitter, White (PTI).
INK: Nautical Navy (WPlus9).
ACCESSORIES: Stitched stars, rectangles and Word die by Lil Inker Designs.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scribble Roses

I loved creating this happy card combining Karen Giron's layout for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge with the SCS Color Challenge to use Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana. Dessert option was to create a thank you card. I only stamped one tiny image and that was the little striped flag.  Everything else was a combination of dies!

STAMPS: Arrows and Elements (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: White, Black, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Daffodil Delight.
DIES: Circle Scribble (PTI), Wet Paint "thanks" word die (PTI), Stitched circle and rectangles by Lil Inker Designs, Layered Leaves Die-Namics by MFT.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mojo Monday

Welcome to the first Mojo Monday Challenge in March! Spring is around the corner in spite of snow still covering the ground in my area! Robins were spotted the other day, so that's a good sign. When I saw Julee's new sketch, I knew I wanted to CASE Melissa Phillips in her post HERE where she layered up elements on tags. 

The Shabby Rose Collection papers are from the new release at Our Daily Bread Designs - especially perfect for those who like the feminine, shabby chic style of card making.  I layered vellum over the gingham tag base and gold embossed the sentiment from Verve's Poppy Birthday set (currently my fave Verve set).

Remember, it's the first Monday of the month, so you have a chance to win a free Verve set of your choice by playing along.  You can enter as often as you like - there's one prize for every 50 entries! Check the Mojo Monday blog for details!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the other mojomakers' creations by clicking on their blog links below OR you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and the first 8 thumbnails will be the mojomakers' cards.

Carole Burrage
Debbie Carriere
Julee Tilman (Owner)
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Biglow
Teresa Kline 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

ODBD New Release is Here!

March is here and with a new month comes a new release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  There are prizes to be won, so be sure and check out the information below!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the design team cards!  You have until March 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 March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first card features the new Basket of Blessings stamp set and Eggs Dies.  Can't you just imagine all the possibilities for filling this lovely basket?  I generally don't color with Copics on kraft cardstock, but decided to try E31 and E34 after stamping the basket with Coconut Husk dye ink (WPlus9)
and loved the realistic look! I die cut a group of eggs from scraps of designer paper - a good way to whittle down an overflowing scrap pile.  The bow is from ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia die set and the sentiment was stamped on one of the ODBD Pennants Dies. The tulips are an older set called Tulip
Corner that I colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I couldn't resist adding this little chick sticker.  The new Grass Border die is perfect to pair up with the basket, so be sure and add that to your list.  

I know this is a long post, so will move right along to my second project using the single Alleluia Chalkboard stamp. 

I wanted to create a home decor project and found this pedestal stand at a local craft store.  I wanted the chalkboard image to be the focal point and added minimal embellishments with the ODBD leaves (Zinnia and Leaves), Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, and the ODBD Fancy Foliage dies.  There's a great YouTube tutorial that shows the steps to creating a life-like paper rose HERE if you are interested. This matched nicely with some of my collection of antique porcelain pieces, so had to include them in my photo. :-) I used some of the beautiful new paper - Shabby Rose Collection - in the banner flag. 

There are many more gorgeous creations to inspire you by the rest of the design team, so head on over to Our Daily Bread Designs blog or you can click on the individual blog links below.  

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

In case you missed my sneak peek card a couple of days ago, here it is again...

I like this one much better than my first basket card which I created in a rush.  Weather delayed the arrival of my supplies and my brain wasn't in a good mojo mode - lol!  Happy shopping!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Krafty Basket

My day off is whizzing by too quickly, but I started it off by creating this card for the Free 4 All Challenge on SCS to "get krafty" and stamp on kraft! This is a sneak peek of a new stamp set (basket and sentiment) and dies (eggs) that will be part of the new release this Sunday at Our Daily Bread Designs.  After stamping with Coconut Husk ink (WPlus9) on kraft, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The basket was fussy cut and popped with foam tape, then filled with die cut eggs using papers from Sunshine in My Soul 6x6 pack by Glitz.  The background has a subtle embossed impression using ODBD Faithful Fish Pattern die and debosser plate.  The daffodils were colored with Copics and a portion of the corner image was cut apart and added for a pop of color.  

STAMPS: Basket of Blessings (ODBD), Daffodil Corner (ODBD).
ACCESSORIES: Mini Tag Dies (ODBD), Eggs Dies (ODBD), Sheer ribbon (SU - retired), Jute twine.

Have to share with you the cutest Olaf ever!

 It was "Frozen Day" at Quinn's day care center, so if you're familiar with this popular movie, you'll know she's the snowman character - Olaf. :-)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Color Throwdown

Happy Wednesday everyone! Check out the GORGEOUS colors Jodi has chosen for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  One of my co-workers has a mother celebrating her 95th birthday this month and I was asked to create a card for her!  I knew these colors would work perfectly for the occasion!

I started with sponging the background with a new Pure Color dye ink - Beanstalk - by WPlus9 and a chevron pattern stencil (Simon Says Stamp).  Just love that their ink pads give such smooth, vibrant coverage when stamped!  The flowers were inked with another of their new colors - Little Piggy - and was stamped off once for the 1st step.  I ran the die cut heart through my crimper then sponged Color Box white pigment ink on the edges.  The numbers are glittery black stickers.

STAMPS: Rosy Posy, Rosy Posy Step 2, Wet Paint - all by PTI.
PAPER: White and Kraft by PTI.
INK: Beanstalk and Little Piggy by WPlus9; Versamark; ColorBox Frost White.
ACCESSORIES: Rosy Posy and Wet Paint dies by PTI; Jotted Heart die by Verve; Crimper, Sequins by Avery Elle; Paper doily; White thread.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mojo Monday

Hello everyone! I am happy to say it's the last Mojo Monday Challenge of February - my least favorite month of the year!  The weather has been brutal with the coldest temps we've had in VA in MANY years!  Came home from work last Thursday night and it was 2 degrees - not counting the wind chill factor! Saturday, we got a foot of snow dumped on us! So, I'm not sad that this month will soon be history.

It's time for a tall and skinny creation this week, so I went with a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card.

I recently ordered this paper pack from MME that has the prettiest peachy tones paired with black and gold.  I'm a happy girl with gold making a comeback in papercrafting!  These poppies haven't seen ink in awhile, so thought they'd work perfectly with these elegant papers. I added black enamel accents to the centers and fussy cut the leaves after stamping with Beanstalk dye ink by WPlus9.  I liked that the paper design on the black panel fit the sketch so perfectly!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the other mojomakers' creations by clicking on their blog links below OR you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and the first 8 thumbnails will be the mojomakers' cards.
Carole Burrage
Debbie Carriere
Julee Tilman (Owner)
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Biglow
Teresa Kline 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 

STAMPS: Poppy Birthday (Verve)
PAPER: Fancy That! (MME), White 
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Beanstalk
ACCESSORIES: Build A Poppy dies by Verve, Black enamel accents, Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT, Square punch to create the ends of the sentiment flag.