Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Friend Loves At All Times

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Shirley N aka snn....congrats, Shirley!  I chose this awesome CAS card from Shirley's gallery to recreate.  I used the 'To My Friend' set and the 'Birthday Brights' Paper Collection, both by Our Daily Bread designs.  The dandelion images were first inked in yellow and mustard using the 'rock and roll' technique, then with light and dark gray. A small strip of designer paper was adhered to the card base, then the top panel was popped up with foam tape.

ODBD To My Friend, ODBD Birthday Brights Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anchor of My Soul

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from Autumn's Sew Paper Paint Blog.....wow, I'm an instant Fan Girl....her work is amazing!!!!! I was super inspired by her vintage creations and awesome techniques and will go back to do some studying, but for today's challenge, I chose this awesome card for my inspiration.   I chose to use the 'You Anchor Me' Stamp/Die Duos set from Our Daily Bread designs to match the same layout features.  Since I need two masculine birthday cards, I decided to make two of the same card but different colors. Instead of watercoloring the background, I used sponges to blend the colors, then spritzed with water and flicked larger droplets with a paintbrush.  Once dry, the scripture was stamped and the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, then matted with black.

ODBD You Bless Me Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

ODBD You Bless Me Stamp/Die Duos, ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day Blessings

Hi, everyone!  This week's Friday Free4All Challenge over at Splitcoast is to make a normal card for you, but with less layers....a more simple version.  I went very CAS with my Mother's Day cards this year, but I really like how they turned out.  The kraft card base was stamped in Versamark with the Pussy-Willow Background; the buds were painted with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  I cut three strips of white cardstock, sponged kraft and aqua ink over them, then created the borders by cutting them with the ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die (since the die cuts' edges are a bit delicate, I sponged the colors before cutting so I wouldn't bend the edges.) The die was adhered to aqua cardstock then the edges were trimmed with paper snips. The sentiment is from 'Mother's Day'.  (All stamps and die are from Our Daily Bread designs.) Three brown pearls were added for a simple embellishment.

ODBD Mother's Day, ODBD Pussy Willow Background, ODBD Custom Flower Lattice Die, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Monday, May 1, 2017

Our Daily Bread designs May New Releases

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May New Release party!!! This month's theme is about school, Sunday School, teachers, and bus drivers.....see all of the super fun stamps and dies 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 May 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 May 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

* Cathy * Kathy * Dawn * Sandee * Angie (me) * Julie * Lisa *
       * Chris * Diana * Robin * Sabrina * Helen * Lori *

Here are the new and previously released items used in my projects for today:

ODBD School Bus Driver ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet

ODBD Sunday School Teacher ODBD Custom Crosses Dies

ODBD Custom Pennant Flags Dies ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies

ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies ODBD Custom Deco Border Dies

ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies ODBD Custom Squares Dies

Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection

For my first card, I used the fun new 'School Bus Driver' set, but transformed the 'School Bus' into a 'Church Bus' by stamping individual letters with the 'Pennant Swag Alphabet' set.  After the letters were stamped, the rectangle was cut out then the edges were lined with a black marker.  The bus was stamped on red cardstock and again on white so that the various pieces could be cut out and paper-pieced together.  The stop sign was white embossed on white, then colored with a red marker, cut out and adhered. Red and yellow gemstones were added for the lights at the top.  The fun designer paper is from the ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection; the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies and ODBD Custom Squares Dies.

ODBD School Bus Driver, ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet, ODBD Custom Pierced Squares Dies, ODBD Custom Squares Dies, ODBD Americana Quilt Paper Collection, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Next up is a bookmark and card which was created with the new 'Sunday School Teacher' set and the coordinating ODBD Custom Crosses Dies.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Deco Border Die, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

I fell in love with this designer paper from the Artistic Outpost 'Vagabond Treasures' Paper Collection, so I based my color scheme around it.  The cross and sentiment from 'Sunday School Teacher' were heat embossed with espresso powder onto ivory cardstock.  The cross was cut out with the ODBD Custom 'Crosses' Dies; the sentiment panel was cut from the ODBD Custom 'Ornate Ovals Dies'; both were popped up with foam tape. Dark brown embroidery thread was braided for both the card and bookmark.  The ODBD Custom Deco Border Die was cut from ivory and sponged with rust and brown.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Deco Border Die, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Card Designed by Angie Crockett

For the bookmark, the same piece of designer paper was used with the ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies; the mat was trimmed by hand.  As with the card, the scripture and cross were heat embossed. Instead of using a brad for the center of this cross, I used a metallic cut out from a previous project so that the bookmark would be flat inside the Bible or whichever book the recipient chooses to read.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, ODBD Custom Bookmarks Dies, Artistic Outpost Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection, Bookmark Designed by Angie Crockett

Thanks for hanging out with me and my Sistah Sticks today!

God bless!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rockin' Out With Elvis!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Kandie aka Kemernow....congrats, Kandie!!!  I fell in love with this beautiful silhouette card, with the turquoise background and simple layout.  I followed the same general design and colors, but went very CAS with my card.  I am an Elvis nut and love when I have the opportunity to use these fun stamps (from Crackerbox Palace) which I picked up at a stamp show a couple of years ago.  Instead of coloring the full background, I used a star stencil around the edges of the image which was inked in Stazon Jet Black and stamped three times in a row for the shadow effect. This is a birthday card for one of my nephews who I was tickled to hear also loves Elvis!!!!  I will also be submitting this card to the 'Less Is More' shadow challenge.

Stamps by Crackerbox Palace, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Angie Crockett of Body Mind Spirit and Stamps

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Grow In God's Love

Happy Saturday, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge is to create a card out of inspiration from our sentiment stamps, plus bonus points for using the 'Sentiment Backdrop' Technique.  This was a perfect opportunity to use a brand new set from Our Daily Bread designs, called 'Sunday School Teacher'.  The cross image and sentiment were stamped on Confetti Cream cardstock in black; a mask for the cross was cut out with the ODBD Custom Crosses Dies set then temporarily adhered over the stamped cross; the sentiment was stamped over the mask in Marina Mist (to match the flecks in the cardstock). Once the mask was removed, the scratch paper from which the mask was cut was placed over the image so that I could sponge the matching ink inside the cutout. One tiny blue gem was added to the center of the cross. This card will be given to one of the elders in my study group. Because of the unique background technique, I will also be submitting this card for the Fan Club monthly theme of  'Background Check'.

ODBD Sunday School Teacher, ODBD Custom Crosses Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett
 
Thanks for visiting today!

Have a very blessed weekend!

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Let Faith Be The Bridge

Hi, everyone!  This week's Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoast is 'Two For Tea'...use anything tea related or use the letter 'T'....I chose to use the letter, which is part of the ODBD Custom 'Faith Border' Die.  The stamp set used is 'Safe Travels' and the panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, and ODBD Custom Circles Dies. This was a very quick card since there was no coloring involved.

ODBD Safe Travels, ODBD Custom Faith Border Die, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Circles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting with me!

Blessings,

ODBD Designer Angie Crockett