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Archive for May 1st, 2015

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release! I know you’re going to love these images and dies!

Prize Information: – 
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 just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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On my first card, I white embossed the Belles Vignes on white card stock that was die cut using the largest of the Flourished Star Pattern dies. Then I used a rainbow pad to sponge on the colors. I also white embossed, die cut & sponged all the beautiful butterflies from the Trois Papillon & Butterfly & Bugs sets. The greeting, from Spread Your Wings, was done the same way & I added a few die cut flowers from the Birds & Nest dies.  
Here’s a look at the inside. Since I didn’t use designer paper, I sponged & stamped then added one leftover butterfly.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Belles VignesTrois Joile PapillionsButterfly & BugsSpread Your Wings
Paper: Neenah white, white linen (for greeting panel)
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Kaliedacolor Riviera ink pad
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternButterfly & Bugs, Trois Papillons, Birds & Nest dies, Spellbinders labels 4 & gold labels 4 dies, white embossing powder, crystals

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My second card uses the beautiful Spread Your Wings set along with the Dogwood Mini. I already had it in my mind to do a window opening with the nest inside & I wanted it to look like the nest was resting in a dogwood tree. After coloring & die cutting the birds (I colored them to look like bluebirds), I colored & fussy cut the dogwood branch 3 times. I also fussy cut an extra front facing wing on each blue bird & popped it up for a little dimension.

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I added a large piece of the ODBD Shabby Rose paper behind the window and also around the greeting circle. A few single dogwood flowers were sprinkled on the lower right and I added some stickles to the flower centers. These are the Copics I used for this card.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Spread Your Wings, Dogwood Mini set
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, ODBD Shabby Rose collection
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for greeting)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternBirds & Nest dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & pierced rectangles & circles dies, Copic markers, stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * 

America * Chris * Angie * Audrey * Sabrina * 

Grace * Silke * Loretta * Lisa * Wanda

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m also entering the first card in the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge – Spring!

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5-1-15 Blog Hop Badge copy

Welcome to the Serendipity May Blog HopWe are showing off some beautiful new dies & images! If you arrived here from  Jenny’s Blog  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through May 3rd to leave your comments & Mary will announce the winner on her blog on May 4th. 
Special:  Free Shipping on US orders of $15 or more.  Good Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3rd.
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Are you ready for summer & summer vacations? If this cute camper doesn’t get you in the mood I don’t know what will. I know they are usually a silver color, but it’s my camper & I wanted some bright colors. After coloring it with Copics, I fussy cut around the top because I already knew I wanted it to sit on top of a frame with the US map inside a window. Then I had to make a background for my map. I’ve done a different version of Bokeh before, but for this one, I started by sponging on the colors, then used circle masks, a pencil eraser & a Q-tip with white pigment ink to make the Bokeh circles. Here’s a look at the background before I stamped the map.
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I also added a few darker spots w/ the eraser and the same ink pads just for a little contrast. Then I stamped the map & added the frame with the greeting stamped on the right. The die cut Enjoy was added in the left corner.These are the Copics I used for the camper.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Camper, US Map, Home is Where You Park It
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, small piece of black (for backing on Enjoy die)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody & riviera pads, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Serendipity Enjoy die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stitched rectangle dies, black Candi dot

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My next card was almost entirely paper piecing. I’ve had this big pad of fun summertime papers for a while & they are a little cartoonish but so colorful. I thought it would be fun with this fun new Hammock image.
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I die cut the paper with a stitched rectangle die utilizing the cute sun & clouds already on the paper. A stitched hill die was used to cut the bottom part of the paper and add it on top (it’s a 12 x 12 pad). The hammock image was pieced using a couple of different areas & papers from the same collection. I did have to rearrange the greeting a bit in order to fit it around the hammock & I added the Relax die cut on top.Copics were used to color the tree, sky and stripes of the hammock & these are the colors I used.
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On the inside, I used some of the left over papers.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Hammock, Rest Relax , Happy BirthdayII (inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, dp (
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Serendipity Relax die,stitched rectangle dies, stitched hill dies, Copic markers

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. I know she’ll have something wonderful to show you! Here’s the hop list, in case you get lost:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m entering my first card in the Curtain Call -Travel On Challenge!
And also in the CAS-ual Friday CFC139 Challenge!