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Hope Anchors the Soul

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Good morning!  I hope this Friday finds you making plans for a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow, I will be back with a new post for Our Daily Bread Designs featuring the new July release.  But in the meantime, I wanted to circle back and show a card featuring a Stamp Die Duo from last year, You Anchor Me.

I actually used the Scalloped Chain Die from this month's release as a fun accent panel.  It is in the rich blue over the water themed DP from the Nautical Paper Collection.  I used a die from the Rectangles Die nested with the Circle Scalloped Rectangles Die to create the focal frame.  Here are a few of the items you see used today...





Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to see the fun projects I have to share.  Blessings!

~ Wishing You ~

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I am a sucker for a wedding.  I am probably the sappiest (is that a word?) person you will ever meet.  Just a few hours prior to writing this post, I finished up watching another Hallmark June wedding movie...  I would get married every week.  To the same wonderful guy of course...  but I'm pretty sure he would kill me!  lol...  I love the preparation, the festivities, the decor...  And I am especially LOVING the rustic/country decor that has taken over this part of the country.  My Pinterest feed has been taken over lately by wedding cakes...  and not just the traditional white frosting with basket weave but creative masterpieces designed to look like anything other than a cake.  I keep seeing cakes designed to look like birch trees and so I had to try to create my own version using Our Daily Bread Designs'Long Lasting Love.

Layer by Layer

White Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches; scored and folded at 5.5 inchesSilver DP (4.25 x 5.5 inches) ODBD's new Wedding Wishes Paper PadPa…

~ They Lived Happily Every After Lantern Tablescape ~

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Good morning and welcome!  Today, I have a beautiful vellum lined lantern perfect for a summer wedding.  I placed a battery operated tea light in mine and a few hand made blossoms for the table. 

So I started with a soft blue card stock and used Our Daily Bread Designs'Luminous Lantern Die cutting out the bottom and 5 sides.  On the front, I used the Double Stitched Rectangles Die to cut out the front panel and add a vellum layer using the Rectangles Die.  I stamped my sentiment (from ODBD's Happily Ever After) directly on the vellum with a turquoise ink and added a bit of clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I also added a bit of greenery (Fancy Foliage Die) and a cute picket fence using the Fence Die.  I created the roses with the Rose Dies and coordinating Rose Leaves Die.  The roses were created with white card stock, inked with Abandoned Coral, Work Lipstick and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  After drying, I added a bit of Pearl Glimmer Mist for shine.  The roses are free…

Time for a Look Back at June's Release at ODBD

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Good morning and welcome to a special look back at this month's Our Daily Bread Designs release. 
Here is the project I created using Long Lasting Love stamp set and Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.  For more inspiration using the June Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
I started with a gold base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches from the Wedding Wishes Paper Pad collection.  I selected a coordinating gold and white print (also from this collection) and used ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die to cut out the DP layer, white card stock layer (to create the lace layer) and another sheet of gold DP.  Once I cut the three layers, I used the Leafy Edged Borders Die to create the wavy layer (including the white lace layer.)  I stamped my image (from the new Long Lasting Love with a watermark ink on white Card Stock) and embossed the image with gold embossing powder.  I die cut the image using the Pierced Ovals Die and nested a gold mat layer underneath using the Ovals Die set.  I created the f…

~ Boho Mr. & Mrs. ~

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Sometimes you find something so cute that you just have to try creating it again!  Last week I shared a card featuring a few new products from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Well I loved the card SO much I decided to create a similar card with an entirely different technique.  I love finding new ways to incorporate the items I have in my stash.  And this time, I found a fun new way to use the Scalloped Chain Die.  I also used the Mr. & Mrs. Die and Long Lasting Love stamp set (again).  That's a sure sign of something infinitely useful in my stash!  ;-) 

Really, it isn't nearly as complicated as it looks.  I started with a rich eggplant card stock base.  I added a slightly smaller white card stock layer, distressing the edges.  For the next layer, I used the Scalloped Chain Die and white card stock.  After die cutting, I adhered the die cut to a layer of white card stock and inked both the scalloped chain die and white background in graduated distress ink colors.  For this proj…

~ Mr. & Mrs. ~

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Good morning and welcome!  I hope your Monday was kind to you!  Our family just finished up a week of vacation.  We did very little other than doctor appointments and honey do tasks.  We did take a couple of day trips!  We spent an entire day traveling US 68 in Kentucky for the 400 Mile Yard Sale.  I am normally NOT a rummage/yard sale participant.  However, over the last few years, I have had tremendous luck finding antique (collectible) treasures.  We traveled nearly 200 miles in one day, with hubs being the spotter (he has an uncanny knack for finding the perfect sale with what I am looking for.  He is TOTALLY going every year from now on...  lol)  We encountered an AMAZING oak tree in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  The homeowner told John it was over 20 feet around in circumference!  With Fort Harrod (the oldest continuous settlement in Kentucky) only a quarter mile away...  I'm convinced the early settlers saw that same oak!!!  We had so much fun we decided to drive about 2 hours no…

Welcome June with a New Release from Our Daily Bread Designs

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Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' June release.  June is traditionally the month for weddings.  And this release is all about the beauty of love and the magic of saying I Do.  From a new paper pad to stamps and coordinating dies, ODBD has just the right supplies to help us create the perfect card.  First up, I have a card featuring the new Happy Wedding Day stamp set, coordinating Heart Topiary Die and new Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.

I started with a white card stock base, cut at 4.25 inches and then at 11 inches.  I scored and gate folded the card at 5.5 inches.  I chose a soft smoky DP from the new Wedding Wishes Paper Pad and die cut it with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  I chose a lovely wedding print from this same collection and die cut it with a slightly smaller pierced rectangle die.  I stamped the images (topiary and birds from Happy Wedding Day, coordinating Heart Topiary Die) with a Copic compatible ink on card stock and colored with Copics before…