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ODBD ~ No Place Like Home ~

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There is no place like home!  About 7 years ago, my Mom moved out of the old farmhouse she had lived in for 42 years.  That old house was the only place I called home.  I've noticed since she left that I don't feel the same I used to.  It's strange not going "home" for Christmas or Thanksgiving.  It's odd not walking the driveway and fields where I grew up.  It seems no matter how busy life became, that place was my refuge...   a place of tranquility...  a place that reminded me of my earthly father.  I remember how the screen door clattered when Dad walked in the door.  I remember how the front stairwell creaked when you were 10 minutes past curfew...  ;-)  
I loved that place.  Somehow, I think heaven will be like that too.  A place where you feel at home...  
Today's card featuring Christmas Card Paper Collection 2015, Christmas Tunes stamp set and the Windowsill Candles Die set...

I used my Scor-Pal to create "bead board" for the bottom of …

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' Mid Month Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' October Mid-Month Release.  Here is the card I created using Everlasting Light and Christmas Candles Die.  For more inspiration using the October Mid-Month Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  So for this card I decided to go with a silver and white color scheme...
I started with a white card stock base and added a silver poster board mat created with ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die and slightly smaller white card stock layer.  I added a bit of DP from the Winter Paper Collection trimmed with the Leafy Edged Borders Die.  I stamped my sentiment (from the ODBD mid-month release, Everlasting Light) on white card stock with silver ink.  I then cut and embossed the panel with the Stitched Ovals Die.  I took a bit of silver PB and used the new Christmas Candles Die with a bit of dimensional foam to create a bit of depth in the corner.  So here are the mid-month items you see...


and some old favorites...




Thanks so…

ODBD ~ Come Let Us Adore Him ~

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Welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Today I have a card that features ZERO stamping!  Now, before you insist that hubs takes my temperature...  I haven't given up stamping!  But when you find a lovely die that can complete your sentiment need...  BAM!
Here's the Adore Him die from this month's Our Daily Bread Designs' release layered on a lovely DP from ODBD's Christmas Paper Collection 2015...

I started with a Kraft card stock base and added a red mat.  I trimmed the DP down slightly smaller and used ODBD's Antique Labels and Borders Die along with some leftover Kraft paper for my sentiment base.  I even pulled out the Circle Ornaments Die set to create my holly leaves in the corner...  Now wasn't that fun and SUPER easy!  Did I say BAM already????
Here are the new items you see... Christmas Paper Collection 2015

Adore Him Die

and some old favorites...



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to pop back in Thursday for our Mid Month releas…

ODBD ~ The Savior Reigns ~

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And thank goodness He does!  Welcome!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My husband and I did a bit of local sightseeing.  We visited a few craft stores and took in the beautiful fall foliage!  It is hard to believe that November is just around the corner.  And if I doubted it for a minute the deluge of garland, ornaments and wrapping paper at our weekend stops only reinforced that Christmas is around the bend.  This year, I have stashed a few cards away already...  so I don't get that glazed over eyes...  deer in the headlight look...  that often comes about the day after Thanksgiving.  Today, I pulled out a few old ODBD favorites plus the recent Christmas Carols stamp set release....
 I started with a white card stock base and added a slightly smaller mirrored silver poster board mat.  I used ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die to cut another white mat out and added a slightly smaller DP layer (found in ODBD's Winter Paper Collection.  I cut a die layer using the star…

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release

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Good morning and welcome to a special look back at this month's Our Daily Bread Designs' October 1st release.  Here is the card I created using Christmas Tunes. For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog. I started with a 5.25 x 5.25 rich red card stock base and layered it up.
I chose this sentiment from the new Christmas Tunes set and used the coordinating Vintage Labels Die to cut it out.  A bit of greenery and a lush poinsettia (Fancy Foliage and Peaceful Poinsettias Die) set off the corner.  If you look closely you can even see a couple of jingle bells in the mix!  I adhered two sheets of the new Christmas Paper Collection 2015 pages together and folded them back to create my pocket.  The Doily Die and Ornate Borders and Flowers Die accent it. 

So here are the items you see today...


and some old favorites...




Don't forget to stop by and visit my design team sisters to see what they have created!  Thanks as always for stopping in!
Ble…

NCC ~ Merry Santa ~

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Welcome!  I'm popping in today to showcase a fun card using North Coast Creations' recent Secret Santa release.  I started with a red card stock base, black CS matting and fun DP...

I stamped and colored my image on Copic compatible paper before fussy cutting and adding to the corner.  A couple of gold poster board star die cuts nestled on top of one another cover one end of the sentiment banner.  Super fun and SUPER easy...
Here's the stamp set you see... 
Isn't this the cutest set evah???  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to pop back in tomorrow.  I will have a fun look back project for this month's Our Daily Bread Designs' release.  Hugs and blessings...

WAW206 ~ I Will Deliver Thee ~

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It is officially the middle of another week!  And you know what Wednesday means...  it's time for another great 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!

Card Stock - Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby Poster Board; DP - American Crafts - Spooky Ink - Dew Drops Brilliance Galaxy Gold (wiped on embossed panel) Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Oak Die - Our Daily Bread Designs - Fall Leaves and Acorn Misc. - Jute

ODBD ~ Smile... God Loves YOU!

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Good morning!  Today, I have a card to share using a few old favorites from Our Daily Bread Designs... including last month's Pretty Posies Die...

 I started with an vanilla card stock base and used two coordinating patterns from ODBD's Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.  I cut my blossoms using the Pretty Posies Die and gently sponged each center with a soft yellow distress ink and the edges with a soft peach ink.  I spritzed each with water before using a stylus to shape the petals.  When they dried, I stacked each up and added a pearl center with clear glaze.  A few strategic vines (Fancy Foliage Die) hide the DP seam below.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the DP with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  
Here are the items you see...
Pretty Posies Die

Under the Sea

Soulful Stitches Paper Collection

Fancy Foliage Die

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Monday!
Lori

A Mid Month Release at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Good morning!  Welcome to a special mid month release from Our Daily Bread Designs!  I have two fun cards to share featuring a few of the new products in this mid month launch.  And to make this event even more fun, 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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 16, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won! Now here is my first card featuring Everlasting Light stamp set and the new Merry Mosaics Dies...

I started with a simple white card stock base and added gold poster board cut to fit.  I added a slightly smaller DP panel featuring ODBD's new paper collection, Christmas Card Collection 2015.  I…