Saturday, May 27, 2017

12th Birthday Boy


Hello Everyone!  Would you believe it's yet ANOTHER male project today!  This is a quick one I made for my son who turned 12 this week.  I can't believe he's 12 - where did that time go??  It's been a pretty busy week with two sick sons, followed by a daughter heading off on her very first school camp, fighting off the sickness myself and finished off with a birthday party for the now well 12yr old boy!  No wonder I'm tired!

So for this card it had to be red because that's his favourite colour!  I've used Cherry Cobbler for the base and topped with some Very Vanilla.  The DP is some fun moustache paper that I just had to use - for some reason the boy has a fascination with moustaches, I have no idea why!!  I've created a panel of red topped with the reverse of the DP and then added some little Pennant Flags to the side.  I've cut an oval of Vanilla and then popped up the '12' which has been cut out of red with Large Numbers Dies.

Stamps - None
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DP
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Large Numbers Dies, Pennant Flags Dies

That's all from me today, hope everything is going great in your part of the world and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Birthday Box

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a fun project that I made for a co-worker for their birthday.  It is just a little something to mark the day and of course being a male means no pretty stuff, but I tried to make it fun anyway!  :)

I've used some craft card and ODBD's Luminous Lantern Die to create the box and glued it together.  Around the base I've added some orange twill ribbon.  I've then used Pennant Flags Dies to cut the blue panel and then cut the 'Happy Birthday' out of orange card with Happy Birthday Script Die and glued to the top of the pennant.  I found some fun spotty paper and die cut it with Pennant Row Dies and matted with blue cut with the other die from the same die set.  To finish I've tied it closed with an orange ribbon.

Stamps - None
Paper - Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Blue, DP
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Luminous Lantern Die, Pennant Flags Dies, Happy Birthday Script Die, Pennant Row Dies; Orange Twill Ribbon, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Monday, May 22, 2017

14yr Old Teen!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a quick card that I made for my 14yr old nephew.  As you know MAN cards are hard at the best of times - TEEN BOY cards aren't much easier!!  I decided to play it safe with reds and browns and a couple of Large Numbers (in case he forgot how old he was LOL!!).

I've used a base of Chocolate Chip and layered with Cherry Cobbler and a piece of white cut with ODBD's Lattice Background Die.  I've added a couple of notched tags of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler.  I've cut a piece of Chocolate Chip with Pierced Circles Dies and topped with white cut with Circles Dies and then cut the numbers out of Cherry Cobbler using Large Numbers Dies.

Stamps - None
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Lattice Background Die, Large Number Dies, Pierced Circles Dies, Circles Dies

A quick and easy teen card that you can whip up in a flash!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Power and Spark Time!


Hello Everyone!!!  Are you ready for a brand new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge????   This month the hostess is yours truly and I decided to FRAME IT UP!!!  What does that mean??  Well, you could use a frame for your image on your card, you could create a Polaroid style frame or you could go all out and create a piece and put it in a frame for home decor!  Are those clogs starting to move around in your brain yet??  I can't wait to see what ideas you've got!!  :)


If that isn't enough to excite you, what if I told you that if folks play along in the Power & Spark and WIN, Marcy upped the ante when it comes to winnings. Now our lucky winner gets a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo! Play along during May, link up your card on the Power Poppy Blog , make sure you mention and link back to the Power Poppy Challenge and you could win!!

I decided to create TWO cards to show you ideas on how to play this month's challenge!  If you look at both cards you'll notice that I used the exact same frame for both cards, just used them differently!

For the first card at the top of this post, I've used a base of Soft Sky and layered with white and some DP and then attached some lavender ribbon.  Next I've cut the frame out of X-press It Blending Card and then stamped the edges of the big bouquet from Burst of Kindness all around it and then coloured it with Copics!  The sentiment is also from Burst of Kindness and has been stamped with Versafine black, attached the the centre of the card and then popped the frame up on foam tape.

Stamps - Burst of Kindness (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, White, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, X-press It Foam Tape, Lavender Ribbon


For my second card, I've kept the frame plain, only stamping the sentiment from Artful Display in the corner.  The base is created of white and layered with pink card and some DP with two pieces of wide pink ribbon attached.  In the middle I've added a piece of DP that sort of looks like wall paper (humour me!!).  I've then stamped several plates from Artful Display onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copic markers.  I've then fussy cut each place to create my display!  Stamp the sentiment in the corner of the frame and pop up on foam tape, finishing with a big pink bow in the corner.

Stamps - Artful Display (Power Poppy)
Paper - White, X-press It Blending Card, Pink, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

So - are you excited to join in the challenge yet??  Let's see what amazing ideas the Bloom Brigade have used to inspire you today!!
One more thing - did you know there is a new digi in the Power Poppy Store today??  Want a peek??  CLICK HERE to see Plant Kindness!!

That's all from me today, hope you play along with us this month and are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Teacher Time!


Hello Everyone!!  It's the beginning of May and that means it's time for another brand new release by ODBD!!!  It's time for school peeps with a range of dies and stamps perfect for teachers, Sunday School teachers and even your local school bus driver!!  Imagine all those end of school year projects that you could get done!  :)

Of course it wouldn't be a new release hop without PRIZES!!!  :)
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. USA 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!

Today I'm using a stamp set called Class Act as well as the A+ Apples Dies (serious FUN dies!).



If you've been following the blog this year, you would have seen the fabby new 3D/box/basket/lantern dies that have been brought out and how much a looooooove them so of course I had to combine these new goodies with the Glorious Gable Box Die to create a darling gift box!!

I began by using the Glorious Gable Box Die to cut some Kraft cardstock - using only the top filigree inserts so that the rest of the box was solid card.  I adhered this together with some High Tack Double sided tape and then attached some hessian (burlap) ribbon topped with green gingham ribbon around the bottom.  Next came the fun bit!!!  I cut SIX of the middle sized apple from A+ Apples dies.  FIVE I scored in roughly the middle (the shape is not totally symmetrical, so I've popped it in the Scor Buddy and scored each one at 1 inch which is close to the middle).  Fold each of these and start gluing the sides together to create the 3D apple.  Once you have half a 3D apple, glue it to the sixth die cut which is still flat - this makes it easier to glue to your box! 


Die cut the apple stem and leaf and glue to the front of the box as shown.  Die cut a smaller apple using the smallest apple/stem/leaf dies in the A+ Apples set, glue together and pop it up on foam tape on the handle.  Finally stamp the sentiment from Class Act in white pigment ink onto black card cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - Kraft, Black, Red, Brown, Green
Ink - Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Inkpad
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box Die, A+ Apples Dies, Pennant Flags Dies; X-press It High Tack Doublesided Tape, X-press It Foam Tape, Hessian (Burlap) Ribbon, Green Gingham Ribbon


I've also made a quick Corner Bookmark using the same stamp and die set!  Create a corner bookmark out of Kraft Cardstock and layer with Rustic Beauty Collection paper (top triangle) and green card topped with Vintage Ephemera Collection paper (bottom).  Stamp the pile of books from Class Act in Rich Cocoa on X-press It Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Die cut with Stitched Oval Dies and glue to the front.  Accent with the 'A+' dies from A+ Apples cut out of red and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection, Vintage Ephemera Collection; Kraft, Green, X-press It Blending Card, Red
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories - ODBD Dies: A+ Apples, Stitched Oval Dies; Glue

I'm sure you can't wait to see what the Breadsticks have lined up for you today!!  Hop on by these blogs and be inspired!!

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

 
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Pop of Pink


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another quick card for you using some of the latest offerings by ODBD!  As you can see, I'm at it again with the roses - although this time, the card was constructed with left over bits from my previous card that you'll find HERE.  As you can see from that card, I had left over flower pieces and leaves as well as that oval cut out from the Lattice Background.  I thought, surely I can come up with a way to use an oval lattice piece.....and so I did!  :)

I've used a base of Soft Sky, layered with Very Vanilla and topped with Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Across this I've added a piece of vanilla cut with Flower Lattice Die to create a decorative strip.  Next I've cut a piece of Soft Sky withe Layered Lacey Ovals and topped it with the left over piece of vanilla cut with Stitched Ovals Dies and Lattice Background Die.  I've then added the rose that has been made using Rose Dies and Rose Leaves Dies to one side.  I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower in Rich Cocoa ink and die cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attached as shown.  To finish I've added some pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Pink, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Layered Lacey Ovals, Stitched Ovals Dies, Lattice Background Die, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Flower Lattice Die, Pennant Flags Dies; Pearls

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Yassine


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another one of those dreaded MAN CARDS!  SIGH!  Men are so very difficult to create for, so thank goodness for stars and browns!!  :)

Last week, one of the loved members of our team at work had his final day.  It was actually very sad as he didn't want to leave.  You see, Yassine is a beautiful young man from Morocco and even though he has worked with the company for years and is a valued member of our team, the government has told him he has to leave and go home to Morocco.  There were tears and not just from me...  :(   Of course I had to make him a special good-bye card from everyone, which is why this is a long tall card - plenty of space for everyone to write something.

I used a base of Baked Brown Sugar and topped with Cherry Cobbler and some random star patterned paper from my stash.  Through the centre is a piece of Chocolate Chip topped with some spotty brown paper also from my stash.  Then came the fun of lots of pennant shaped pieces and star die cuts in browns and reds.  To personalise it, I've die cut the letters of his name with a font set by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, stamped in Rich Cocoa and die cut with an oval die.  (I really like this set for a couple of reasons, 1. It has cute flowers in it and 2. It has lots of 'goodbye' type sentiments for all sorts of occasions, such as new job, retirement, sorry you are leaving and so on.)

I also decorated the inside stamping a coffee cup and beans in versamark (the beans go all around the edges) and the sentiment, from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, in Rich Cocoa.  (In case you are wondering about the coffee theme inside - I work at a Patisserie and we sell and drink a lot of coffee!)

Stamps -    (Clearly Besotted)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, DP
Accessories - Oval Dies, Star Dies, Scissors, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pink Birthday Rose


Hello Everyone! Roses are still blooming at ODBD and today I have another card using all the fabby new April releases that I seem to be more than a little addicted to right now!!  :)  I sure hope you aren't sick of roses just yet!  No?  Great!!!  :)

Since I am still trying to restock my birthday card stash, it's another Birthday card!!  This time I've used a base of Very Vanilla card and layered with Wild Wasabi and then topped with Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Over the paper layer I've added a piece of Very Vanilla cut with Lattice Background Die with the middle cut out with Stitched Oval Dies.  To one side I've added a pink ribbon and then cut some leaves using Rose Leaves Dies.  I've made the rose out of pink card cut with Rose Dies, dampening each piece, shaping, allow to dry and then gluing each piece together and adding a pearl to the centre.  I've also added two pearls to the top corner and finished by stamping the sentiment from Lovely Flower direct to the paper.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Black
Paper - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Pink, ODBD Shabby Rose Collection paper
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Lattice Background Die, Pink Ribbon, Pearls

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

ODBD April Look Back!

Hello Everyone!  The Breadsticks are having a look back at the ODBD April Release and what a fun release it was!!  Lanterns, Roses and flowery stamps galore!!  For today's post I have two projects made, a lantern and a card!  I have to say I have really enjoyed creating these lanterns - today I have made a four sided lantern, although you can also make a five sided lantern too!

Start with the Luminous Lantern Die and cut four sides and base out of black cardstock and construct with a strong adhesive (I used X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape).  Next came the rose and I've cut several pieces out of Cherry Cobbler card using the Rose Dies.  Lightly dampen and shape (I used an old foam mouse mat and a balling tool out of my cake making supplies!).  I've allowed the pieces to dry in the shape I wanted by placing them in an egg carton - they are easier to put together when the card is dry and simply glue and layer to get the effect you are happy with.  Cut the leaves using Rose Leaves Dies and attach them and the rose to the lantern.  I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower in black and die cut with Pennant Flags Dies.  I looked at the bottom of the lantern and thought it needed a little something, but didn't want to use a ribbon as I had a ribbon to close the top - so I took the Lavish Layers Dies and cut a piece of red card with the largest die and then trimmed the edges to create a tiny border, cut to the length of the sides and glued into place!  I thought about it later, that this would also make a lovely gift box - imagine it filled with Easter Eggs for this week-end!

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Black
Paper - Black, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, White
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Luminous Lantern, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Lavish Layers Dies, Red Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape

My second project to day is a quick and easy card.  I've decided to go with a birthday card as I need to replenish my stash!!  I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder and layered with Soft Sky die cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and topped with some Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Around this I've attached some silver ribbon.  Down one side I've added a panel of white topped with more Shabby Rose paper.  I've stamped the oval flower image from Lovely Flower in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with Fancy Fan Die.  I've then cut another fan shape out of plain white card and inverted it to create a decorative strip!  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and stamped the sentiment direct to the card front.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Fancy Fan, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Copics, Silver Ribbon, Bow Easy

Want to see some gorgeous creations with this month's release???  Make sure you pop by these blogs and be inspired!
Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 
Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin


As you probably know, it is Good Friday today - a very holy day in the Christian calendar!  Here in Australia it is a Public Holiday and everything is closed, no shops are open or anything like that unlike some Public Holidays where the stores are still open.  It's like Christmas or ANZAC Day where almost everything comes to a stop.  I hope wherever you are in the world, that you have a chance to stop, reflect and celebrate Good Friday in whatever way is traditional in your homeland and prepare to celebrate Easter!

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, April 7, 2017

My Sweet Petunia and Power Poppy Hop


Hello Everyone!  Hang on to your hats, My Sweet Petunia meets Power Poppy for an explosion of ideas and a massive hop with both Design Teams!!  Are you as excited as we are??!!  Not only is the hop exciting but you also have the chance to WIN the Power Poppy Giveaway (there are TWO $25 gift certificates) and the MISTI Giveaway (winners choice of original or mini)!!!  To have the chance to win you have to comment on EVERY BLOG!

MISTI Winners will be announced on this page of the My Sweet Petunia blog on April 14th. Power Poppy Winners of (2) $25 gift certificates will be on the Power Poppy Blog on the 14th.


Lets get into my project today!

Let's see how I used the Mini MISTI to create my card!  For the feature panel I die cut the piece of card and then lined up the image and the sentiment (nice to know the sentiment is always STRAIGHT with the MISTI!) - I've used Sweet Memories for the image and Loving Tulips for the sentiment!


I've stamped the image and part of the sentiment in black (if you don't get an even impression, it's so easy to stamp it perfectly again!).  Then I've inked up the bottom part of the sentiment in a lavender ink and stamped it - twice actually - to get a nice, well inked impression especially as this ink is a little pale.

You can use the same idea to place the stamps of the other sweet peas around the edges of the larger panel (use the super strong magnets so you can put your panel in the centre of the MISTI and have the stamps go around the side).

Once I've stamped the background, I've coloured the Sweet Peas with Copics (V000, V01, V12, V15, V17, G40, G43, G46) and matted both panels with brown card, attached some hessian (burlap) ribbon and pink ribbon around it and attached to a Sweet Sugarplum card base, popping the feature panel up on foam tape!

I'm sure you can't wait to see what the Sweet Petunia girls and Bloom Brigade have created for today - so make sure you pop by these blogs and don't forget to comment for your chance to WIN!!!

My Sweet Petunia

Stamps - Sweet Memories and Loving Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Baked Brown Sugar, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender
Accessories - Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI, Copics, Hessian Ribbon, Pink Ribbon, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting, enjoy the hop and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ODBD April Release!


Hello Everyone!!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means it's time for another ODBD release and oh boy are there some gorgeous new stamps and dies that you are going to love this month!!  For my project today, I've used the new Roses Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Lovely Flower Stamp Set and.........the stunning new Luminous Lantern Die!

I couldn't help myself....I just *had* to start with the Luminous Lantern Die - which I cut out of cream card.  The Luminous Lantern Die can make either a four or five sided lantern - I went for a five sided and cut all the sides and the base out of two pieces of A4 cardstock (8 1/8" x 11 3/4") with room to spare!  (I think it's important to use a good strong adhesive to construct your lantern so that it stays together well - today I've used X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.)  Once I'd created the lantern, I set to work on the roses.  I cut several pieces of pink card using the Roses Dies, dampened them slightly and added a bit of shape and then glued together, creating one large flower and a couple of buds.  For the greenery, I've cut a few leaves using Rose Leaves Dies and a couple of pieces using Leaves and Branches Dies and attached it all as shown.  (I found it easier to attach the pieces to the side of the lantern using glue dots so you don't have to wait for glue to dry.)  Next I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower onto white cut and die cut it with Pennant Flags Dies and attached to the front of the lantern.  Finally the top!  Now, you could close your lantern in a couple of ways - I've put the tabs inside and pulled it closed with a piece of pink ribbon, tying it shut with a bow.


Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - Cream, Pink, Green, White
Accessories - ODBD Roses Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Leaves and Branches Dies, Luminous Lantern Die, Pennant Flags Dies, Pink Satin Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape

There's also prizes to be WON! 
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 April 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 April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
 
Wait until you see all the incredible creations the Breadsticks have created for you today - you will be amazed!  Make sure you swing by all these blogs to be inspired!

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy 
Sandee * Robin * Sabrina * Julie 
 * Diana * Chris * Lori * Helen

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, March 31, 2017

ODBD Anniversary Reminder

Hello Everyone!!  If you missed the celebration of the ODBD 9th Anniversary a couple of weeks ago, well you missed out on a fabby Large Numbers die set AND an awesome Celebration set which is perfect for birthdays, anniversary and all sorts of occasions!!

Today I've reached for these and a few old favourites to create my card!  Start with a base of green and layer with orange and top with a piece of white that's been cut with two of the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies to create a frame.  Using the same die set, cut a piece of By The Shore Collection paper and attach that to the middle of the card front.  Create the centrepiece using Double Stitched Circles Dies, Circles Die and Large Numbers Dies.  I've used the Large Numbers Dies to create the '1' and the triangle (the middle of the number 4).  Stamp the 'st' from Celebration in the middle of the triangle and sponge with a little green ink.  Finally, stamp the 'On Your' and 'Birthday' from Celebration and cut with Pennant Flags Dies and glue to the card front.

Stamps - Celebration (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Paper - ODBD By The Shore Collection Paper, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, White, Marina Mist
Accessories - ODBD Large Numbers Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Circles Dies, Circles Dies, Pennant Flags Dies

I wonder what fun the Breadsticks have been up to with these sets to show you today?  Make sure you pop by these blogs for lots of inspiration!!

Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Angie * Lori 
Sandee * Robin * Kathy * Diana * Julie * Helen

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Just a Note...


Hello Everyone!!  A quick, sweet card today using Power Poppy's Natural Beauties stamp set!  I thought these Lily of the Valley were just so sweet and would be perfect for a note card! 

NOTE: As I was putting in the links for the stamp set, I've realised that this set is out of stock and will ship after March 30th - WOW, it must have been super popular when the release went live.  Not to worry, it will be back very soon!

This is a super easy card to make, use a base of Old Olive and layer with Soft Sky and some Graphic 45 DP.  Around this I've added some blue and dark ivory ribbon.  I've stamped the lily of the valley image and sentiment from Natural Beauties in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this with Labels 40 and framed with Old Olive cut with Labels 40 Decorative Elements and then popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a couple of chocolate pearls to the top corner.

Stamps - Natural Beauties (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Graphic 45 DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 40, Labels 40 Decorative Elements, Blue and Dark Ivory Satin Ribbons, Chocolate Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

ODBD 9th Anniversary!

Hello Everyone!  Today ODBD is celebrating it's 9th Anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with a special Anniversary Die Set and Stamp Set!  I have wanted a large number die set for a while and what do you know, ODBD have brought out just the die set for me!!  Not only is Large Numbers BIG, it's pierced as well!!!  *HAPPY SIGH*  This will be used over and over for sure.  Let's not forget the new Celebration clear stamp set filled with sentiments for all sorts of occasions!

Of course it wouldn't be a true celebration without prizes and you have your chance to WIN!!

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 March 18, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now I had plans to make my first card a little more simple than it ended up, but I just couldn't seem to stop!!  :)  I've used a lot of dies as well as the new Celebration Stamp Set!  To create the card base, I've cut a piece of pink card with Side Step Card Die and then created the feature panel with Circle Scallop Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circle Dies and Large Number Dies.  The panels for the 'steps' have been made out of purple card and Plum Pizzazz Collection paper.  Next came the balloons using Balloons and Streamers Dies to cut pink, purple, white card and Whimsical Wildflowers Collection paper.  Finally I've stamped the sentiment from Celebration stamp set in Versafine Black and cut it with Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

Stamps - Celebration (ODBD)
Ink - Versafine Black
Paper - ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection, ODBD Whimsical Wildflowers Collection, Pink, Darker Pink, White, Purple 
Accessories - ODBD Side Step Card Die, Circle Scallop Die, Pierced Circles Dies, Large Number Dies, Balloons and Streamers Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, X-press It Foam Tape



It seems I couldn't stop at just one and decided to make a masculine card while I was at it.  The fantastic thing about the Large Number Dies is that they are PERFECT for the dreaded MAN CARD.  You all know what I'm talking about!!  By the time you put the number in question on the front, there really isn't a lot more you need to do and the male recipient is sure to love it.  :)

For this card I've used a base of Marina Mist and layered with white and more Marina Mist cut with Circle Scallop Rectangles Dies.  Next I've stamped the Happy Birthday from Celebration in Versafine Black and then cut the panel out with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and placed a hessian (burlap) ribbon around the bottom.  Cut circles with Circles Dies and Pierced Circles Dies and then die cut blue card with the Large Numbers Dies and pop it up on foam tape and you're done!

Stamps - Celebration (ODBD)
Ink - Versafine Black
Paper - White, Marina Mist, Light Blue
Accessories -  Circle Scallop Dies, Large Number Dies, Circles and Pierced Circles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies

Can't wait to see what the Breadsticks have been creating with these special sets??  Swing by these blogs and leave a little love (and your chance to WIN)!  :)

Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Lisa * Robin * Julie 
Kathy * Dawn * Grace * Lori * Chris * Helen

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Easter Daffodils


Hello Everyone!!  Today the Breadsticks are having a look back at the ODBD March Release!  I'm using this super sweet Daffodils and the fabby new Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies for my card and I just can't go past a blue/white yellow colour combo!  :)

I've used a base of Marina Mist and layered with Very Vanilla and white.  The next layer is white cut with Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies with the middle cut out with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  In the centre I've added a piece of By The Shore Paper Collection, attached some blue ribbon around it and adhered to the card front.  I've stamped the Daffodils image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers (Y11, Y15, Y17, Y21, YR12, YR16, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67).  This has been cut out with the matching Daffodil Die and then popped up on foam tape as shown.  The sentiment from Daffodils has been stamped in black, cut out with Pierced Circle Dies and also popped up.

Stamps - Daffodils
Paper - ODBD By The Shore Paper Collection, X-press It Blending Card, White, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Daffodil Die, Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Die, Pierced Circle Dies, Copic Markers, Blue Satin Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

There's more eye candy to be found on the Breadsticks' Blogs, so make sure you keep hoping along to see what they have for you today!

Dawn * Cathy * Lisa * Helen * Kathy * Sandee 
Sabrina * Robin * Diana Lori * Julie


That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Power Poppy Release Hop!


Hello Everyone!!!  Have you been bouncing up and down with excitement over the last four days with all the amazing new sets that Power Poppy have been enticing you with???  Well they are all available right NOW.......INCLUDING ANOTHER NEW SET!!  You will find some of the Bloom Brigade are using the new Tiger Lily set....although I've decided to use Succulent Singles which was sneak peeked on Saturday (although I used the Burst of Kindness set that day).  This is such a fun and funky set and don't you just love that sentiment?!!  Who is a Cool Chick that you know who would love this?  :)

I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder and layered with brown and white cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Die.  I've then added layers of Apple Bloom DP and a piece of purple ribbon.  I've stamped (and masked) the succulents and sentiment from Succulent Singles in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (G40, G43, BG99, C5, V20, V22, V25, V04, V09).  I've cut this out with the stitched rectangle die and while still in the die, sponged a little Antique Linen ink around the edges and popped it up on foam tape.  I've added a swirl clip with the piece of ribbon and finished with a few dew drops. 

HEADS UP!!  The Succulent Singles has co-ordinating dies!!!  Pre-order now and they'll be shipping out on March 20th!!!

Stamps - Succulent Singles (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, Baked Brown Sugar, White, Tilda Apple Bloom DP
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ribbons, Swirl Clip, Dew Drops, X-press It Foam Tape

Dying to see what the Bloom Brigade have created for you today??  Make sure you check out these blogs....

That's all from me today - don't forget all EIGHT sets are available in the store RIGHT NOW, so get in quick.......and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Peony Muse


Hello Everyone!!  It's Day Four of the Spring Fling Power Poppy Release!!  The Bloom Brigade is excited to bring you ANOTHER TWO new release set sneak peeks today!!!  Can you believe it??!!  I have chosen to use Peony Muse today.....seriously, how could I resist this gorgeous set?!!  :)


Did you see that bit at the bottom of the graphic ^^^.......YES, Coordinating DIES are coming VERY SOON!!  On Power Poppy Hop Release Day (March 14th) you can pre-order the stamp set and die set bundle for special pricing!!  Get in early as they will be available to ship on March 20th!

I've started with a base of brown card and added a strip of Maja Designs DP across it.  Next I've taken the largest peony from Peony Muse and stamped it three times onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copics and cut it out in three sections.  I've added X-press It Foam Tape to each layer to create a 3D effect.





I've die cut a stitched rectangle piece of card and then used many of the pieces from Peony Muse and the MISTI to stamp all the other parts of the card front onto the die cut piece.  I've coloured all the rest of the panel and then attached the 3D peony as shown, layered with Sweet Sugarplum card and adhered to the prepared piece of card.  To finish I've added a couple of brown epoxy dots.



Stamps - Peony Muse (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Sweet Sugarplum, Baked Brown Sugar, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, Epoxy Dots

To see some amazing creations using this Peony Muse set as well as sneak peeks of our other new set, swing by the Bloom Brigade Blogs.....


That's all from me today and remember tomorrow is RELEASE DAY when ALL the sets will be available to purchase in the store!!  Hope to see you then!  :)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Loving Tulips


Hello Everyone!  It's Day Three of the Spring Fling Power Poppy Release!!  Have you being enjoying all the sneak peeks so far???  Today there are TWO more new sets to check out!!  I'm using a MUCH LOVED image previously only available in digi but now available in CLEAR with a whole lot of fun and fabby new sentiments!!  There have been so many people begging for this tulip image in clear and Marcy finally relented and may we present.....LOVING TULIPS!!  :)


Did you see that bit at the bottom of the graphic ^^^.......YES, Coordinating DIES are coming VERY SOON!!  On Power Poppy Hop Release Day (March 14th) you can pre-order the stamp set and die set bundle for special pricing!!  Get in early as they will be available really, really, really soon!!  :)

I've stamped the pitcher of tulips and sentiment from Loving Tulips in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV32, RV34, G40, G43, G46, W1, W3, W5, C1, C3, B0000, B000).  I've cut this out with a Circle Nestabilities and matted with a dusty pink card cut with Lacey Circle Nestabilities.  The base is created of pink card layered with Very Vanilla and some Maja Designs DP.  Down the middle I've attached a large notched tag of vanilla and then popped the image panel on top with foam tape.  To finish I've added a couple of pink pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Loving Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, Very Vanilla, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Circle and Lacey Circle Dies, Pink Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

There are more creations to see today using this set AND the other new release clear set - so make sure you pop by the Bloomies' Blogs and check them out!!


That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Burst of Kindness


Hello Everyone!!  It's Day Two of the March Power Poppy Release!!  Today there are TWO Beautiful new sets for you to have a peek at and I'm using Burst of Kindness!!  It may look a little familiar to you if you are familiar with the Power Poppy Digi sets as this beautiful bouquet came out in Digi for a year ago, but due to popular request, now available in CLEAR complete with a new range of sentiments!  :)

I've stamped the image from Burst of Kindness in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers (lots and I mean lots of Copics - sorry I didn't get a full list of the colours).  I've then cut a piece of aqua card with Spellbinders Divine Eloquence, matted with a piece of white card and cut the middle out with Labels 28.  I've then cut the image panel to the same side and popped the frame up on foam tape and then adhered the whole panel to a folded piece of Wisteria Wonder.  The sentiment, also from Burst of Kindness, was stamped in Lulu Lavender, cut with pierced circles die, attached to a piece of purple cut with pennant flags die and also popped up on foam tape.

Stamps - Burst of Kindness (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, Aqua
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Divine Eloquence, Labels 28, ODBD Pierced Circles, Pennant Flags Dies, X-press It Foam Tape

Want to see more inspiration with this set AND have a peek at the other set being showcased today??  Make sure you swing by these blogs!!


That's all from me today, remember to pop by tomorrow for Day 3 and more fun and inspiration!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Natural Beauties


Hello Everyone!!  It's been a while, but it's finally here!!!  The brand new Power Poppy Release and would you believe there are EIGHT new sets to drool over!  Today we are sneak peeking a gorgeous new set called Natural Beauties and I just adore it!!  Included is this beautiful border and also a few single pieces that you can use to create another border or simply use on their own!  You can read more about this set on the Power Poppy Blog!


Did you see that bit at the bottom of the graphic ^^^.......YES, Coordinating DIES are coming VERY SOON!!  On Power Poppy Hop Release Day (March 14th) you can pre-order the stamp set and die set bundle for special pricing!!  Get in early as they will be available really, really, really soon!!  :)

I've stamped the border image and sentiment for Natural Beauties in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copics (G20, G21, G24, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y11, Y17, Y21, Y26, Y35, Y38, YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18, E42, E43, E44, E47, B0000, B000).  I've then cut this out with Radiant Rectangle Dies.  I've used the largest die of the set to cut the orange panel and then used it again to cut a folded piece of white card to create the base.  To finish I've simply added some yellow ribbon to one corner and a bow to the other.

Stamps - Natural Beauty (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Dies, Yellow Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy

The Bloom Brigade have lots of eye candy for you today that you won't want to miss!!  Swing by these blogs and have a peek!


That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

30 Day Colouring Challenge Hop!


Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is unleashing a world of color on her blog and Instagram (@kathyrac) this month, and she wants all of us to join her in the fun!


The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge energizes us to color something every day — even if only for a few minutes. Whether your love markers or prefer paints, colored pencils or crayons, all media is welcome! CLICK HERE to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists. You'll also find answers to questions you may have along the way, participate in contests and more! If you share your work on social media, don't forget the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day and if you use our stamps and digis, add the hashtag #powerpoppy

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-daily-marker-coloring-challenge-and.html

POWER POPPY GIVEAWAY
To kick off the challenge, Power Poppy’s Marcella Hawley has a surprise of epic proportions! She’s giving away Power Poppy’s SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It's a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win.

Read all the details here!
Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog/Instagram/Facebook on Sunday, March 12th, and also over on thedailymarker.com

Pop back over to the Power Poppy Blog for the full link list of today's huge hop!

So I decided to colour one of Power Poppy's new Digi stamps called Pansies and coloured them with my FAV medium....COPICS!  I've printed the digi stamp onto X-press It Blending Card (both the image and sentiment) and then coloured it with Copics (B60, B63, B66, B69, V12, V15, V17, V28, Y11, Y15, G20, G21, G24, G28, B0000, B000, B21, W1, W2, W5).  I've cut this into a square and matted with Wisteria Wonder cut with Marvelous Squares and a square of cream card.  This was attached to the case base of cream, Wisteria Wonder and Maja Designs DP with a piece of So Saffron ribbon down the side. To finish I've added a few yellow pearls to the bottom corner.

Stamps - Pansies (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Wisteria Wonder, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Squares and Marvelous Squares Dies, So Saffron Ribbon, Yellow Pearls

Here's a link to the Bloom Brigade, but of course today is a MASSIVE Hop Day and you can find the links to all the companies playing along today by checking out the Power Poppy Blog

Power Poppy Blog - has the full link list!

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :) 

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