Monday, November 20, 2017

In Everything, Give Thanks

Hi, everyone!  This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to show a message of gratitude on your card.  I've been looking through my old Stampin Up sets this week and realized that some have not been used in ten or more years!  So, for my card today, I combined the turkey from 'Turkey Talk' and a scripture verse from 'Happy Harmony'.  Some punched leaves were added for a fun embellishment. I will also submit this to the Fan Club Central Theme of 'Holiday Happiness' for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stampin Up Turkey Talk and Happy Harmony, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

Angie Crockett from Body Mind Spirit and Stamps.Blogspot.com

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Two Quick Cards for Featured Stamper

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is one of my ODBD designer sisters, Helen Gullett aka HelenG.....congrats, my Sistah Stick!!!!! (Our team at Our Daily Bread designs lovingly call each other 'Breadsticks', hence the 'Sistah Stick'!) What an awesome gallery Helen has, full of Bible Journaling, Mixed Media, Clean and Simple, and more...I finally decided on this gorgeous card since I need to force myself to do more ink techniques.  I needed to make a thank you card for a friend at work who has been helping me with a difficult transition to a new position there, plus she is just plain awesome as a human being and I want her to know how much she is appreciated!!  For the background on my card, I used the Ink Spritzer technique (on a craft sheet since I didn't have a page protector) with Pink Passion and Blackberry Bliss inks.  The butterflies are from the 'Trois Jolies Papillons' set by Our Daily Bread designs, the sentiment is from 'Sentiments Collection' cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies set.  The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Since I forgot to add some ink splatters like on Helen's card, I added some sequins instead.

ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons, ODBD Sentiments Collection, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

The second card I cased from Helen's gallery is this gorgeous card. I loved the layered trees and thought it would be perfect for a masculine birthday card! The trees were stamped with an un-named stamp from Inkadinkado in Certain Celery, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow.  The sentiments from the Stampin Up set, 'Happy Everything' were stamped in Mossy Meadow and Certain Celery.  The panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.  Some linen thread was added to match the Crumb Cake card base.

ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up 'Happy Everything', Tree Stamp By Inkadinkado, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Frangipani Calendar Page

Agraria San Franciso Lemon Verbena AirEssence Diffuser
Hi again, everyone!  My first card today was pretty quick, so I'm going back for a second helping of the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast!  When I saw this Lemon Verbena diffuser, it reminded me of the frangipani (plumeria) flowers from the stamp set 'Sweet As Perfume' from ODBD.  I've been working on a birthday calendar for my mother-in-law and I'm so excited to use this stamp set for the July page. Backstory: Hubby and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon (over 25 years ago) and brought back some Plumeria starts (which looked like cigars).  My mother-in-law and I both planted the starts; mine only lived about a year but hers flourished and grew to be about six feet tall!  Once a year it would bloom and it was pure joy!!!! 

ODBD Sweet As Perfume

Thanks for visiting again!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunset Blessings

Agraria San Franciso Bitter Orange Bath and Body Bundle
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Agraria San Franciso....I fell in love with the rich colors of this bath and body ensemble and used them to create a birthday card for a co-worker.  For my card, I used a sentiment from 'Rose' and the following dies, all from ODBD: Trees and Deer Dies, Curvy Slopes Dies, Sunburst Background Dies, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, and Double Stitched Rectangles.

ODBD 'Rose', ODBD Custom Trees & Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Sunburst Background Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a blessed weekend!!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Live In The Sunshine

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at splitcoast is Tapdancer....I chose this beautiful 'Bare Tree' card to case today.  It reminded me of the Artistic Outpost set, 'The Outpost', which has a giant tree image.  This will be a birthday card for one of my adult nephews. The image was stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then colored with sponges using masking; the sentiment was cut apart, sponged and adhered separately. The panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and linen thread was added at the bottom as twine was added to Tapdancer's card. 

Artistic Outpost 'The Outpost', ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, November 11, 2017

January Calendar - Colorful Snowflakes

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from Balsam Hill....I loved the gorgeous colors of this ornament set and decided to stamp multi-colored snowflakes and sentiments on the January page of the birthday calendar I have been working on for the past month. For this calendar, I've been trying to use permanent ink whenever possible since it may be used for years to come, so I chose the closest Stazon ink colors I had on hand to match the inspiration piece.  The following stamps from ODBD were used: 'Snowflake Sentiments', 'Snowflake Mini' Set, 'Snowy Blessings', and 'Sparkling Snowflakes' (retired).

ODBD Snowflake Sentiments, ODBD Snowy Blessings, ODBD Snowflake Mini Set, ODBD Sparkling Snowflakes, Calendar Page designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs November New Releases!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the November new release party from Our Daily Bread designs!!  If you haven't seen the "whole enchilada" yet, check out all of the new stamps, dies, and papers HERE!  For a chance to win some goodies from Our Daily Bread designs, please follow the instructions below:

Prize Information: 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2017 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 November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Cathy * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Chris * Angie (me!) * Kathy * Grace * Lori * Helen * Diana

Here are the ODBD products featured in my two projects for today:

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies

ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017 ODBD Stars and Stripes Paper Collection

ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies

ODBD Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duos ODBD Custom Ovals Dies

ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies

My first project is a diorama card which features the ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, and the ODBD Custom Ovals Dies. To create the diorama, I followed my own instructions from the tutorial I wrote for the ODBD Blog several years ago....check out the tutorial HERE.

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Here is a side view of the diorama:

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Cones Dies, ODBD Custom Pine Branches Dies, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett


For my next card, I used the ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, and the word die is from the ODBD 'Many Blessings' Stamp/Die Duos set.  The moon and sentiment were cut out of the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017 and the navy blue background panel was cut from the ODBD Stars and Stripes Paper Collection.  A glitter pen was used to add the stars to the night sky and a plum card base was used to match the colors of the designer paper moon.

ODBD Custom Trees and Deer Dies, ODBD Custom Curvy Slopes Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2017, Stars and Stripes Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Birthday Calendar Continued

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share two more pages of the birthday calendar I've been working on for the last month.  The August page features the 'Butterfly and Bugs' set, a sentiment from 'Little Things', and the vine from the 'Belles Vignes' set.  This page will be submitted to the Falliday Fest Kellijo 'Coat of Many Colors' challenge.

ODBD Butterfly and Bugs, ODBD Belles Vignes, ODBD Little Things, Calendar Page Designed by Angie Crockett

For the June calendar page, I used the Our Daily Bread designs 'Strawberries' set, along with the 'Strawberries and Pickles' set.  The berries were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, the seeds were colored with a yellow marker then coated with a clear glaze pen to act as a resist.  Using reverse stamping, the strawberries were colored quickly using sponging.  The image at the bottom was colored with markers.  This page will be submitted to the Falliday Fest StampMommaB challenge.....my inspiration from the Christmas Story movie was the color red.

ODBD Strawberries, ODBD Strawberries and Pickles, Calendar Page Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, October 30, 2017

Spring Floral Calendar Page

Hi, everyone!  This calendar page was stamped with the following stamp sets and singles from Our Daily Bread designs: The Lord Has Risen (violets and scripture verse), Tulip Corner, Daffodil Corner, Bleeding Hearts, and Easter Blessings (Lily of the Valley).

ODBD The Lord Has Risen, ODBD Easter Blessings, ODBD Daffodil Corner, ODBD Tulip Corner, ODBD Bleeding Hearts Single, Calendar Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, October 22, 2017

I'm Bananas For You!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Jeanette Cloyd aka Forest Ranger....congrats, Jeanette!!!  I chose this adorable monkey card to case today....it reminded me that I purchased this 'Thanks a Bunch' set and coordinating NCC Custom Monkey and Bananas Dies from North Coast Creations back in March at the Indy Stamp Show and had never used it yet. I also used the following dies from Our Daily Bread designs: ODBD Custom Grass Lawn Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies (cloud template), ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Tropical Leaves Dies, and ODBD Custom Ferns Dies. After cutting out the monkey and bananas, I cut around the monkey's toes so that he could hold the banana with his foot.

NCC Thanks a Bunch, NCC Custom Monkey and Bananas Dies, ODBD Custom Grass Lawn Die, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Tropical Leaves Dies, ODBD Custom Ferns Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Woodland Nameframe and Card

Vikings Metal Print from Society6
Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Society6 store.  I was looking for some help to make a nameframe and card with a woodland theme and this hilarious Vikings Metal Print was just the ticket! I was planning to use realistic animal stamps, but then went with 'Under the Stars' from Stampin Up.  The bear and raccoons were colored with sponges using masking then popped up with foam tape. The trees were stamped with an un-named Inkadinkado stamp.  The following items from Our Daily Bread designs were also used: ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Pennants Dies (retired), and ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies (template for sponging the clouds).  Generally I do not like to mix stamp companies, but with personalized gifts, I have to use what I have on hand.

ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Stampin Up Under the Stars, Inkadinkado Tree Stamp, Frame Designed by Angie Crockett

Here is a closeup of the frame scene:

ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Custom Alphabet Dies, ODBD Custom Pennants Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Stampin Up Under the Stars, Inkadinkado Tree Stamp, Frame Designed by Angie Crockett

This is the matching card.  I used all of the same items as the frame, but added a sentiment from the 'Noah's Ark' set by Our Daily Bread designs and the panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies.

ODBD Custom Grass Hill Die, ODBD Noah's Ark, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Stampin Up Under the Stars, Inkadinkado Tree Stamp, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, October 20, 2017

Let's Roll!

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share a birthday card for one of my nephews...his fave toy is a red truck so I chose the 'Special Boy' set from Our Daily Bread designs.  For the embossed background, I ran a cardstock panel through my Xyron, adhered a piece of aluminum foil to it, used a diamond-plate embossing folder on it, then cut it out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies set. The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies.  The image was colored with SU markers and the sky was sponged over a template cut with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies.  Silver brads and black gingham ribbon were used for finishing touches. I will be submitting this to the Falliday Fest Forest Ranger 'recycling' challenge and for the October Fan Club theme since I used my Xyron machine.

ODBD Special Boy, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custm Clouds and Raindrops Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pink Birthday Chicken

Hi, everyone!  This week's Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoast is to feature a pink animal on your card.  Since I needed a birthday card for one of my nieces, I chose the Stampin Up set, 'Hey Chick!' and colored her tail and top feathers with pink.  The white panel was dry embossed with a bubble folder then cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, matted with the ODBD Custom Rectangles Dies.  The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies and matted with the ODBD Custom Ovals Dies.  I finished it off with some pink sequins and pink baker's twine which I just bought at JoAnn's yesterday...talk about perfect timing!!  I will also be submitting this to the Falliday Fest LMcAree 'Birds of a Feather' Challenge.

SU Hey Chick, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Butterfly Blessings

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Tracie Clary aka taclary....congrats, Tracie!!  I chose this amazing card to case today due to the striking colors and clean layout. I used the same layout and color scheme, but instead of a stamp for the background, I used the ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die.  The middle sized butterfly from the 'Trois Jolies Papillons' set was stamped in black, colored in aqua and yellow, then cut out with the ODBD Custom Tres Papillons' Dies and popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the 'Sunday School Teacher' set and the white panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons, ODBD Custom Tres Pappilon Dies, ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Blessings Calendar Page

Hi, everyone!  Here is the next finished page of the birthday calendar I am working on.  The new ODBD Custom Stitched Leaves Dies were perfect to complete this page!  The leaves were cut out with various polka dot patterns from the ODBD Fall Favorites Paper Collection and the ODBD Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Collection.  Instead of stamping a sentiment, I used the ODBD Custom Blessings Border Die since it was the perfect size for the bottom of the calendar page! The tiny little accent leaves were cut from the same paper collections using the ODBD Custom Lovely Leaves Dies.

ODBD Custom Stitches Leaves Dies, ODBD Custom Blessings Border Die, ODBD Custom Lovely Leaves Dies, ODBD Fall Favorites Paper Collection, ODBD Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Collection, Birthday Calendar Design by Angie Crockett

Thank you for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Upsy Daisy Thank You

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Rochelle aka beechwood....congrats, Rochelle!!  Her gallery is full of amazing fancy folds, punch art, and super creative projects!  I have not used the Stampin Up 'Upsy Daisy' set in many years, so I chose this gorgeous card as inspiration today. Though my card is CAS, I used the same colors to sponge the background. The sentiment was masked so that only half of the sentiment stamped (the other half says 'for your friendship'). The panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies and matted with olive.  This will be mailed to my in-laws since they bought us a new pc when they heard that my 'dinosaur' was crashing. :)

Stampin Up Upsy Daisy, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wild Rose Calendar Page

Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Victoria Trading Company....I chose this gorgeous lawn chair to help decorate the May page of a birthday calendar I am working on for a gift.  The wild roses from 'Fragrance' were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then colored with sponges and markers.  Using masking, Ranger Antique Linen ink was sponged around the flowers as in the lawn chair. The sponging in the photo is not flattering but it looks okay in the real.

ODBD Fragrance, Calendar Page Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs October New Release!

ODBD Be A Sunflower, Calendar Page Designer Angie Crockett

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the October New Release party for Our Daily Bread design!!  You have GOT to see all of the amazing stamps, dies, and two new paper collections HERE!  If you'd like a chance to win some goodies, please follow the instructions below:

Prize Information: 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 2, 2017 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 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

* Sandy * Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Lori * Grace * Kathy * Chris * Angie (me!) * Diana *

Here are the items used in my projects for today:

ODBD Follow the Son Paper Collection ODBD Fall Favorites Paper Collection

ODBD Be A Sunflower ODBD Custom Sunflower Die

ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies ODBD Custom Rounded Rectangles Dies

ODBD Custom Stitched Leaves Dies ODBD Custom Lovely Leaves Dies

ODBD Custom Blessings Border Die

My first project is the September calendar page from a birthday calendar which I am working on....one page down, eleven more to go! :)  The sunflower image and sentiment from 'Be A Sunflower' were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, then colored using both masking/sponging and with markers.Please click on the photo for a larger view.

ODBD Be A Sunflower, Calendar Page Designed by Angie Crockett

Next up is fun card I made with the following items:  ODBD Custom Rounded Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Leaves Dies, ODBD Custom Blessings Border Die, ODBD Custom Lovely Leaves Dies (tiny leaves), and a striped pattern (which I cut at an angle) from the ODBD Fall Favorites Paper Collection.

ODBD Custom Rounded Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Leaves Dies, ODBD Custom Blessings Border Die, ODBD Custom Lovely Leaves Dies, ODBD Fall Favorites Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My last card is on the Clean and Simple side.  I started by cutting a shaped card with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies.  The sunflower pattern paper from the ODBD Follow the Son Paper Collection was cut with the same die as the card base, but was 're-sized' to adjust the width.  The image from 'Be A Sunflower' was stamped, cut out with the ODBD Custom Sunflower Die, and popped up with foam tape.  An extra flower was stamped in order to cut out the center section and pop up for dimension.

ODBD Be A Sunflower, ODBD Custom Sunflower Die, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett