3.9.15

3 Cards created with fabulous NEW dies from Our Daily Bread Designs...

Hello and happy Thursday Bloggers!  
I'm here to share 3 Cards created with fabulous NEW dies from  
Our Daily Bread Designs!  But first, if you are here looking for the Post for September's lovely New Releases at ODBD, click HERE.
 Proud Design Team Member for ODBD
Card 1; A Beautiful Golden Boho Crucifix for a "Faith" themed card.
This beautifully detailed Crucifix is a new Boho Stamp at ODBD. It's been triple stamped, heat embossed in Gold and hand-cut several times (for the 3-d dimensional look), then set on top of the new Stitched Oval Dies.
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: ODBD Blossom and  ODBD Boho Cross, 
and Blossom Stamp Set
Paper: Cream CS, ODBD  Blushing Rose Collection
Accessories: Stitched Oval Dies, CE Roses Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Gold Martha Stewart Ribbon, Recollections Gold Pearls

BOHO CROSS - H648
BLOSSOM - H635 
STITCHED OVALS DIES - CBD113 BLUSHING ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD
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Card 2:  A Colorful Card sing the fab Boho Background Custom Die, along with the new ODBD Faith, Hope, Love Custom Dies...
An easy card to put together. The words were die cut and layered several times for a fun 3-D affect. You'll love this Boho Background Die against patterned papers, though I chose to use white behind the cut to offset the colorful words cut out of the same Beautiful Boho Papers!

CARD RECIPE
Stamps:  None
Paper: Beautiful Boho Paper Collection
Accessories: ODBD Faith, Hope, Love Custom Die; Boho Background Custom Die, Silver Confetti Sequins and Ribbon
FAITH, HOPE & LOVE - CSBD97BOHO BACKGROUND DIES - CSBD107 BEAUTIFUL BOHO 6x6 PAPER PAD
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Card 3: A FUN  and colorful "Congratulations on your NEW Home" card using the "Welcoming Window" and "Shutter and Awning" Custom Dies
This is my attempt at an interior window - with a neighborhood view on the outside. I've used the ODBD Welcoming Window and the Shutter & Awning dies to cut out window parts and planters for the plants. The Window curtains are dry embossed for added texture. Looking at it again, doesnt it look like it could have been an exterior window if the curtains weren't there? LOL!
CARD RECIPE
Stamps:  ODBD Home Sweet Home
Paper: Designer DP
Accessories:  Welcoming Window Dies, Window Shutter and Awning Dies, Stitched Oval Dies, Sue Wilson Embossing Folder, White Satin Ribbon
HOME SWEET HOME - HCS41 (CLEAR STAMPS)  WELCOMING WINDOW - CSBD94WINDOW SHUTTER & AWNING - CSBD96 STITCHED OVALS DIES - CBD113
I especially LOVE the shutter die for its many possible uses.
Aren't these super versatile dies? Do go check them out at Our Daily Bread Designs, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America

2.9.15

Royal Blue Season's Greetings and BLOG CANDY

Hello again fabulous Crafters! 
I love Royal Blue for Snowflake themed cards, don't you?  
Here's a card I've created showing how to use some of Sue's NEW Snowflake dies from her 2015 Festive Collection found HERE;
The background paper is from a metallic silver Wallpaper Roll . It's also used for the lovely border and tag cuts. IRL, these look more striking against the royal metallic blue. This card was very easy to do as all I've done was cut out the sections out, layered them and adhere them. The greeting panel was stamped, cut out and popped up with foam adhesive over a tag cut for added interest. I've double layered the Background for weight and added bling throughout for a finished sparkly look. :)

Season's Greetings CARD Recipe
Stamps: NEW Holiday Clear stamp set by MSE
Ink:Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper:  WallPaper Roll, Metallic Royal Blue, White Heavy CS
Accessories;  Creative Expressions Festive Collections by Sue Wilson; Snowflake Background, Snowflake Corner Border and Tag Die Set, Noble Die Set (for pierced ovals)
Technique; Layering
  Festive Collection
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW  
In the USA, 
these fabulous Creative Expressions products can also be found at Ecstasy Crafts, Inc.
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
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Have you seen the Fabulous BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY for my Followers?  It includes several new Creative Expressions Festive Collection Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson.  Check it out HERE!  It ends Oct 1st, so be sure to enter and don't miss out on your chance to win it!


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My card above showcases the lovely Snowflakes Border, Corner and Tag set ...

I'd also like to enter this card into the following FUN challenges; 
A Snowflakes Promise #4 - Winter or Christmas
 ABC Christmas - Things beginning with the letter "R" (mine is Royal Blue) 
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use sentiment 
Crafting With Friends - Anything goes 
Crafting From the Heart- Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Crafting By Designs -  September Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew - #95 Christmas 
Creative Moments - #76 Anything Goes/Use A Sentiment
 CropStop Linky Party #7 Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin Divas - decades celebrations 
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge- Use a Die - (I've used lots of CE dies here)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes 
Try it on Tuesday- Try something new -- (new Festive Collection Dies)
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Thank you for stopping by today and GOOD LUCK!! 
America

1.9.15

September's ODBD Release

Hello Crafty Friends! Wow- it's already September, can you believe it?  Where do the months go so fast?  I hope your week and month are off to a great start!  :)  
Stop by to take a look at September's lovely New Releases at ODBD
https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/
There are lots of New products but I've chosen to go with the Cat and Dog Custom Dies Set.  We all have Pets and it's always going to be quite difficult when we lose our furry loved ones, so it's nice to see Custom Dies and a set like the "Never Forgotten" Stamp set dedicated for this type of need. Here are my 2 samples.  The First is Kitty themed...
Kitty Card Recipe
All of my cuts here are multi-layered for a dimensional 3-D look!
Ink; Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper:  ODBD Beautiful Boho Collection
Accessories: ODBD Custom; Cat and Dog Dies;  Pennant Row Dies; Stitched Oval Dies, Darice Paw-Print Embossing Folder and Silver Pearls
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
CAT & DOG DIES - CSBD102 PENNANT ROW DIES - CSBD61   https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/never-forgotten-h660.html  BEAUTIFUL BOHO 6x6 PAPER PAD
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Next is Doggy themed...
Doggy Card Recipe
All cuts are were triple layered here too for the dimension that I love to have on my cards. I also like to offset the last layer in a darker color for giving the cuts a shadow effect.

Ink; Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper:  ODBD Beautiful Boho Collection
Accessories: ODBD Custom; Cat and Dog Dies; Stitched Oval Dies, Crafts-Too Bone and Paw Prints Embossing Folder, Silver Brads
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
CAT & DOG DIES - CSBD102    https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/never-forgotten-h660.html  BEAUTIFUL BOHO 6x6 PAPER PAD

To Play along and WIN a FABULOUS ODBD Prize, stop by the ODBD Blog HERE for all the details and gorgeous samples by the Design Team.  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.  This fab prize is just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  Isn't that great? So be sure to leave some love on all the Designers listed below! You have until September 2, 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 September 3rd, so check back to see if you're a winner!

Please be sure to stop by all the fabulous Designers Blogs to comment;

Julie * Cathy * Grace * Chris * Angie * Amy * Sandee * Dawn * Lisa * Loretta
Sabrina * Silke * Lori * America (...That's Me)!
 I hope you'll give these new ODBD products a try too!  
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I'd also like to enter these 2 cards into the folowing challenges;
Clear It Out - Stash: Anything Goes (mine is brads, have lots, but rarely use)
Cuttlebug Mania  - Anything Goes (all cuts here were made with Cuttlebug machine this week as my 2nd Grand Calibur Machine has now also dropped its internal pin and I now have 2, yes two  non-functioning Caliburs - ugh). Thanks goodness for my good 'ole faithful friend Cuttlebug, heh? :)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #99 Anything Goes with a twist: Make It Cute
Ike's World  #45  Pets/Animals
One Stitch At A Time - #244 Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends
 Sweet Stamps # 237  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
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BEFORE I GO, Have you seen my HUGE BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson?  If not, definitely check it out HERE to enter for your chance to WIN!  There are lots of beautiful dies included!  Ends Oct 1, so don't miss out! 


Thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing from you! :)
America

31.8.15

I learned today, House-Mouse Challenge 202

Happy Monday Crafters!  
Hope you're having a lovely week.
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Have you seen my HUGE BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of fabulous Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson?  If not, click HERE to go directly there.  Check it out to enter for your chance to WIN!  Ends Oct 1st, so don't miss out! 
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At House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, Teamie Snoopy's has chosen the new challenge theme of "Back To School".  Come by to see the Design TEAM's gorgeous makes for loads of inspiration and a fabulous Prize from our awesome Sponsor, the one and only, the official home of the mice, House-Mouse Designs®. :)
Mouse Characters

Eeeeek, this is my fun take on the "Back to School" theme...
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I had such fun creating this card smiling all the way. The Mousey "Eeeek" verse is actually a stamp which is part of an older Halloween wooden rubber stamp set by Martha Stewart.
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Back to School Card Recipe
Stamps; Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs®, stamp called; "Mice Penmanship", HMCR1065, from the year 2007 and featuring Friend, Monica and Amanda.  
NOTE: this Mousey stamp was re-released by Stampendous! in cling, and is now called: "Practice ABC's", # HMCR10 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics, white signo gel pen
 Paper, Heavy White CS, School DP Stack
Accessories: Creative Expressions; Noble Dies; Frames and Tags Pierced Flags dies, Silver half-Pearls
Technique: Multi-Layering (is this even a technique?) LOL! 
Festive Collection 
 In the USA, these Creative Expressions products can also be found at:
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW  
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I cant wait to see you joining us at HMFMC for loads of House-Mouse FUN!  :)  Don't forget that you can also submit your entries to the official "HMD by Me" page at the House-Mouse Designs® site, found here:
http://www.house-mouse.com/php/stamped_list.php 

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I'd like to also enter this House-Mouse card into the following challenges;
Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes with Twist of School
CHPPC: Patterned Paper
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Cute and Cuddly
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - #244 Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes (old DP and silver pearls stash)
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
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Dont forget to stop by HMFMC to see all the wonderful "Back to School"  projects by my mega-talented Mousey Teamies HERE.
  http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/08/house-mouse-challenge-202-back-to-school.html
Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America
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27.8.15

New Christmas Card and my House-Mouse Candy Winner

Hello Crafty Friends! 
Have you had a chance to ENTER My MEGA HUGE BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of Creative Expressions dies from the fabulous 2015 Festive Die Collection by Sue Wilson, found HERE? 
 
If no not, be sure to enter before it ends on October 1st - to not miss out! 

PROUD Mousey Team Designer
As for my House-Mouse Candy Winner, I want to apologize as I thought this announcement had already posted when it was scheduled. Ooops!   :( Did you play along on the HMFMC 200th Celebration Challenge?  It was super FUN to celebrate 7 years of creating with the adorable illustrations by Ellen Jareckie at  House-Mouse Designs®!!  We love our players and followers so had loads of prizes for you to show our appreciation.  It's always such a joy visiting all your lovely entries!  Thank you! :) The Winner is listed at the bottom.

Here is a new Christmas card for the current "Flower Power" theme for Challenge # HMFMC201, at House Mouse and Friends. It's hosted by Teamie, Pauline Bird. Come check it out HERE and enter. But hurry it ends Aug 29th.

A "Joyous Noel" Mousey and some Poinsettias
These dimensional Poinsettias were made with 3 separate Creative Expressions fabulous Festive Collection dies by Sue Wilson; (Classic Poinsettia, Classic Open Poinsettia, and the Mosaic Poinsettia). I started by cutting the classics first, then layered them with the Mosaic and/or the Open Poinsettias for the diff looks. Dimension was created by roll-shaping each petal with edge of a pencil and pressing the centers inward (on a foam surface). These were then adhered and topped with bling. It's super easy to do with these fabulous dies. Hope you will give these flowers a try.

Card Recipe
Stamps; Stampa Rosa,  House-Mouse Designs®, stamp called "Joyous Noel", #454H, from the year 2000, and featuring Mudpie.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
 Paper, Heavy White CS, Making Memories Textured Red and Polkadot Green
Accessories: Creative Expressions Noble Dies, Classic Poinsettia, Classic Open Poinsettia, and the Mosaic Poinsettia), metallic Bling and Ribbon.
Technique: Multi-Layering (is this even a technique?) LOL! 
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In the USA, these products can also be found at:
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
  • Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson lauching on HOCHANDA TV, TODAY - Aug 27th- (Home of Crafts, Hobbies And Arts) - a TV channel aiming to educate, inspire and entertain its viewers, whilst showcasing craft and hobby products to purchase.  
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My House-Mouse CANDY WINNER that followed all the rules is HMFMC Entry # 26, which belongs to... Lea Fritts. Please contact me by Friday, August  28th to claim your prize that Includes; Two NEW, hard to find, Wooden Rubber Stamps made by Stampabilites for House-Mouse Designs. The First is a Stampabilities Gruffies stamp called "Punkin' Head" #OR1038 from the year 2007 and featuring 'Biggly and Patch'. The next is a Stampabilities House-Mouse Stamp called "Something's Fishy", #HMOR1033 from the year 1999, and featuring 'Amanda and Friend'.  Aren't these just adorable? :)

 http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/
For everyone else, be sure to enter our NEW "FLOWER POWER"challenge HMFMC201!  There's always the alternate option of "ANYTHING GOES" too, so just have fun and come join us.  There are more fabulous prizes for you to win! :)

Dont forget to ENTER my current BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY of Creative Expressions dies from the fabulous 2015 Festive Die Collection by Sue Wilson, HERE. This CANDY Ends Oct 1st, and I wouldn't want you to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you!
America
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Thank You for Visiting! Im so Glad you stopped by today! It's my hope to have inspired your creativity!