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ODBD ~ Give Thanks ~

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Good morning and welcome to the work week! I'm already checking off my to-do list...  meetings...reports...projects due... The list never seems to get shorter!  And even though my list seems to be continually multiplying it is oh so satisfying to mark a few of those items off.   Talking about lists...  there is one list that I am so very happy to be on...  the Lamb's Book of Life list...  aren't you???
Today's card featuring a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' August release... Boho Blessings, the coordinating Fancy Fritillary Die, Boho Background Die, Oval Dies and Stitched Ovals Die...
and did I mention an old favorite... Fancy Foliage Die
I started with a white card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches and added a slightly smaller black CS mat.  I used the Boho Background Die to emboss my top panel in white.  I stamped the sentiment in black (Boho Blessing)  and used Ovals Dies and Stitched Ovals Die  to  frame it.  A bit of greenery from the Fancy Folia…

ODBD ~ Thanks Pennant ~

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Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  The weather looks to be perfect...  that wonderful blend of cooler evenings giving way to warm late summer days...   I hope to spend some time outdoors after church this morning!  
Today's card features a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' August release including the special mid month Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet  and coordinating Swag Pennant Die

I started with a rich purple card stock base adding a raspberry mat.  I pulled a fun DP from this month's Beautiful Boho Paper Collection and an overlay created with the new Boho Background Die.  I stamped the image with a rich purple ink on ecru card stock (Boho Love) and used the coordinating Ornate Hearts Die to cut and emboss.  I stamped the thanks sentiment (Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet) after positioning the stamps with the coordinating die (Pennant Swag Die.)  I then used the die to cut...  so easy!  I cut a large banner to nestle behind the heart die.  
So her…

ODBD ~ We Live By Faith ~

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Good morning and welcome to my little corner of the world!  Today, I have a card using a few of the items from this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  In just a few short days we will welcome another month and I want to share a few more cards featuring this release.  
This time, I used the Boho Faith  set along with a few favorite dies...

 I started with a dark green card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches with a slightly smaller white mat.  I pulled a stripe and dot pattern from my DP stash cutting both at an angle.  I affixed the stripe with dimensional foam and added a white die cut strip using ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die set with some white CS.  I stamped my image on white card stock with a fun mixed ink pad (giving it an ombre appearance) and used the coordinating die, Vintage Labels  to cut and emboss the edges.  I stamped the sentiment (also from the Boho Faith set) on white card stock and used ODBD's Pennants Die  to cut it out.  A flower spray high…

It's Time For a New Release at North Coast Creations

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Welcome to another fun release at North Coast Creations!  I promise this month will be a real hoot!  ;-)  If you love using owls and/or amazing dies on your projects, you are at the right place!  This month I have a couple of cute projects featuring some of the new items at NCC.  And at the end of today's post, watch for details on how you can hop along and possibly win!  I know you would love to add a few of these fun tools to your stamping collection! First, I will start with a fun card using NCC's Who Loves You stamp set, coordinating Owl Family Die along with the new Flourished Vine Dies.
I started with a deep brown card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) with a Kraft mat.  I cut a slightly smaller DP layer using our sister company, Our Daily Bread Designs'Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  ODBD  also provided a couple of new dies for the sentiment panel - Ovals Dies and Stitched Ovals Die.  I stamped the sentiment on my sentiment panel so I could place the die cut owls …

New Pennant Stamps at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Welcome!  Can you believe it is Monday already?  Normally, Monday's are not the day I would define as exciting...  HOWEVER, this one most certainly is!  Because...  DRUM ROLL PLEASE...
Our Daily Bread Designs'  has a special mid month release!!!!
Yep... you heard that right!  A very special new Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet  stamp set is available!  And the best part???  It coordinates with ODBD's Pennant Swag Die!
Now that's the kind of news to make my Monday morning!
Here's my project using the new stamp set along with the coordinating die...

and the Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet set...   (our special mid month release...)

I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a bright yellow mat.  I used ODBD's Sunburst Background Dieto create a background, inking all exposed areas with Memento Cantaloupe and Dandelion inks.  I found a scrap piece of Kraft paper and used ODBD's Fence Dieto cut my border.  A bit of green CS along with ODBD's Gr…

A Look Back at ODBD's August Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release.  Here is the card I created using Boho Blessings, Beautiful Boho Paper Collection and the new die, Stitched Ovals.  For more inspiration using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I started with a black card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches adding a slightly smaller rich orange mat.  I chose a couple of designs from the new Beautiful Boho Paper Collection and layered them up.  I stamped the image (Boho Blessings) on Copic compatible paper with a soft grey die fast ink and then colored the image with Copics.  I stamped the image again with a deep Versafine black ink using a positioning tool to stamp exactly over the original gray.  I then used the coordinating Fancy Fritillary Die to cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink on white paper carefully matting it.  I used a rich raspberry CS along with the new Stitched Ovals Die for a slightly "hidden" element behing t…

NCC ~ You're Cool!

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Good morning and welcome to day 4 of my travel adventure!  And that means I am still having laptop issues!  And no, I didn't throw it out the window...  yet...  grrr.....  OH... #thestruggle.... So here is a fun frilly card using North Coast Creations' fun The Ice Cream Shoppe set...  I just love the bubble gum pink and cocoa on this creation!  I stamped the frothy drink on Copic compatible paper and colored it in.  I opted to fussy cut the final product before layering in on the lined DP panel.  I stamped the sentiment on coordinating paper and used Our Daily Bread Designs' Sparkling Stars Die to cut it out.  I even added a fun tea stained seaming binding bow!  What do you think?

I started with a dark cocoa card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches adding a bit of DP (cut at an angle...)  I really like the polka dot print peeking out on the bottom! Due to travel issues I am unable to post photos for the items listed for North Coast Creations or Our Daily Bread Designs.  Pl…

WAW197 ~ Romans 15:13 ~ In Hope ~

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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 
We appreciate our sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who generously provided our prizes this week!
Our scripture this week may be found in the New Testament, specifically the Book of Romans...


This week, I started with a warm yellow card stock base and added a deep brown for matting.  I found the fun DP and couldn't resist the sunflower theme!  I printed this week's scripture on white card stock and used Our Daily Bread DesignsStitched Ovals Die to frame it.  A fun sunflower die cut adorns the corner.  I just love using sunny themes on cards!  Nothing reminds me more of the hope and comfort of the Heavenly Father than a smiling sunflower!  Thanks for …

ODBD ~ God Loves You! ~

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It's been a trying few days at the Ulrich household.  I have been traveling for work and that means trying to do blog posts on the go and/or on the run.  Normally, that isn't an issue.  This time has been quite challenging.  My laptop did NOT cooperate.  The hotel WiFi did not cooperate.  Then a new security measure I implemented for posts kicked in...  and on and on and on...  And then I began to wonder...  IS it really fun anymore???  And that my friends is when I started to pray.  I know that is COMPLETELY backwards!  Have you even been guilty of letting life get in the way of what God designed you to do?  Have you even been guilty of being so busy that you truly aren't living?  So today, I have a card to post reminding you and me that God truly loves us!  That just makes it all better....  And aren't you glad?  I am! So here it is using a few older items from Our Daily Bread Designs including the Canning Jars stamp set, coordinating Canning Jars Die, Fancy Foliage…

ODBD ~ Welcome Center Step Card ~

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Happy Saturday and a very good morning!  It's hard to believe that August is really here.  And last Saturday, Our Daily Bread Designs'  shared a fun new release.  However, I took a few moments to look back at some of the fun items from July's release.  Today's card used a few items from the July release including, Home Sweet Home, Welcoming Window Die, Window Shutter and Awnings Die  and Flower Box Fillers Die. 
And if you look closely you will see a few old favorites too...  
This week I created a center step card.  I created my own center step card base for this project but I will let you in on a little secret...  ;-) YOU can buy center step cards bases already made HERE at ODBD!
I started with a rich chocolate card stock base and added weathered siding DP from ODBD's Blushing Rose Paper Collection to the center and each side.  I chose a soft moss green and white polka dotted coordinating DP for the bottom and to create my die cut awning.  My team member, America…