Friday, August 15, 2014

Looking Back at the ODBD August Release!

Good morning! 
Today we are taking a look back at the ODBD August Release!  

My first card features Anchor the Soul.  I decided to pair it with a set that came out in 2009 called Footprints in the Sand.  After stamping the images I colored in with copic markers in various shades of brown.  Then with Spellbinders A-2 dies I embossed the frame around the images.  I used a copic multi liner to trace some of the stamped areas for a more definition.  I turned the panel over and used a stylus to emboss the anchor and the footprints and the sea gull.  The anchor and bird were fairly easy to see where to emboss but it was not quite so easy with the footprints as the ink was lighter there and didn't show through on the back very well.  But I still like how just that little bit of embossing looks!  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with an ODBD Custom Vintage Labels die.  I added the panel to the card base with foam tape.

Here is a quick note card I made with the Sand Dollar stamp.

I just stamped the Sand Dollar three times and cut each one out to pop up over the card panels!  I did a little sponging on each sand dollar too.  Simple as pie!

And one more...

For this one I used copic markers to color the background and then just stamped the Legend of the Sand Dollar and added a few vintage sequins!  Oh and I drew the sea gulls.  Another quick card!  

Here are the ODBD products I used for these cards:

To see more wonderful projects from the bread sticks click on the links below!

 Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Wanda * Stacy

If a link is broken go to the ODBD link HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!
My Siggy

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Challenges, Challenges, and More Challenges!

Whew!  This last week I have made sooooo manyyyyy cards!  I participated in the annual Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at for Fan Club Members only and man oh man am I exhausted!  But I did it!  For the first time I was able to complete one card for each of the 49 challenges and that makes me a Queen!  Haha!  If you would like to go check out what I am talking about go to  If you look around and decide it is a fun place to be, why not join the fan club and get even more perks?  Like this last week's eagerly anticipated annual  DTGD challenges!

Anyway, my first card was for Dina's challenge.  I can't share the challenge details because it's a secret unless you are a fan club member. I used one of the new sets from ODBD called Flip Flop Fun!  the little flip flops come with their own matching Flip Flop dies!  How cute is that?!!!

Here is another card I made with new ODBD sets for Jeanne's challenge:

I used the Sand Dollar stamp along with The Legend of the Sand Dollar stamp.  I masked off the two lines to keep my card CAS.  I added some sequins too!

Here are the new ODBD products I used for these cards:

If you would like to see all 49 cards I made for this week's DTGD14 challenges, 
here is a link to my SCS gallery! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week!

My Siggy

Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD August Release!

 Good morning!!!  
We are so happy you have joined us for the ODBD August Release Reveal!  
We love having you come back to visit every month!

So let's get right to it!  Here are the details of how you can be a winner:

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until August 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Here is my first project:
I have used Anchor the Soul along with the Fishing Net Background stamp.  The net is stamped onto vellum and placed over three strips of card stock in varying shades of blue.  Then I made a frame with Spellbinders A2 dies.  I stamped the scene and cut it out with one of the circles in the ODBD Circle Ornament dies.  I stamped the scene again so I could cut out the sea gull to pop up just a tad.  The sentiment is stamped onto a banner from the ODBD Pennants dies.  I cut out the swag shape using a die from ODBD Cathedral Window and Borders set.  I cut out the little anchor to tuck into the swag and added the sequins and the bow to complete the card.  
Here is my second card:

This time I used the cute Flip Flop Fun set!  This was an easy scene to create!  I colored the flip flops with copics and used the new Flip Flop dies to cut them out.  I added more sequins to the beach and then to the flip flops with little rhinestones.  I added pennants from the ODBD Pennant Row dies, the bow from the ODBD Circle Ornament dies.  The sentiment is cut out with one of the tags from

*A little side note on the sequins:  I have a 96 year old great aunt.  Recently she gave lots of craft supplies to my mom who handed them over to me.  The sequins were in the stash!  How fun!  So I'm pretty sure they are vintage.  I haven't really shopped for sequins before, but have never seen the star shaped ones!  Cool!*

Here are the ODBD supplies I used today:

Be sure and check out all of the amazing inspiration from my fellow 'bread sticks'!  

Here are all the links:

Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn 
Sandee (me!)Lisa * Angie * Sabrina * Wanda 
 Audrey * Silke
If you get lost here is the link to the ODBD Blog Post for today!  Enjoy!

My Siggy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Love You

 Hey there!  Got another one to share!  
This time it's for today's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS to use lots of dots!

The dotted paper is from the ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection.  The cute banner is the new Pennant Swag die and Pennant Swag Alphabet set!  I have combined the paper and banner with the Daisy Chain Background die, the tulips from the Tulip Corner set and the little heart from the Ornate Hearts die set!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  Enjoy your Friday!

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

'For You' Flag

 Hello!  Hope y'all are having a great day!  
I have another quick and easy card to share with you!

This one involves absolutely no stamping!  I've used the gorgeous Blushing Rose Paper Collection from ODBD.  I made the flag with the new ODBD Pennants dies.  The sentiment was cut out from one of the sheets in the paper pack using the ODBD Vintage Labels dies.  I dressed it up with a string of pearls and a pretty bow!  How easy is that?

Here are the ODBD supplies I used:

Thanks so much for looking!  See you again soon!

My Siggy

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Time to Look Back at the ODBD July Release!

Good morning!  So glad you are spending time with us today as we take a look back at the ODBD July release!  Pennants, banners and bunting are so much fun and never really go out style!   These new stamps and dies are a 'must have' for your collection in my opinion!   

My card today features the Pennants die set.  I made a frame with Spellbinders A2 Card Creator dies.  I popped the frame up over a piece of the ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection.  The pennants are also cut from the paper collection.  They are trimmed with die-cuts from the one of the dies in the Window die set.  I stamped a few leaves onto the pennants and then stamped the butterflies (both from the Faith set).  I used distress ink to color the butterflies to match the paper.  I cut them out to place on each pennant.  I stamped the 'xoxoxo' and 'Just because' sentiments from the Ornate Borders Sentiments set.  I tucked in a piece of the lacy Beautiful Border die cut and added some pearls too. I lightly added stickles to each butterfly to complete the card.  Here is another view:

Here are all of the ODBD supplies I used today:

Go check out all of the inspiration from the other bread sticks!  
Here are links!

 Julie * Grace * Lori * Cathy * Chris * Sandee (that's me!)  Dawn * Paula * Wanda * Silke * Stacy * Angie

Thanks so much for visiting!  See you again soon!

My Siggy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July!

Hi there!  I had so much fun making this!  I love snowmen and I love banners!  So this was a perfect match!  I used the new ODBD Custom Pennant Dies along with the Pennant Alphabet Solid stamps set for the JOY banner.  The snowman is made with dies from the ODBD Custom Recipe Card and Tags, ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments, and ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage.  (The eyes are made from the negative piece of the ornament hanger!)  His nose and the snow ground cover was cut free hand.  I made a little slit in the side of the larger circle to tuck one of the 'arms' into.  A quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by on this July day to see my first Christmas card of 2014!
My Siggy


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