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  • ODBD Happy Birthday, Kelley!


    We all hope you have the best birthday ever, Kelley! So to start  you on your way, the Breadsticks put this little hop together for you.

    I’m using images from  ODBD’s Sing to the Lord set. The bird, sentiment and one extra flower were all stamped in dk red. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some color and before you start wondering, I have no idea what kind of sparrow this is supposed to be.  I just colored him to go with my dp, lol. Oval Nesties and the out of the box Nestie technique was used for the bird image. Graduated sizes of ovals were used for the additional layers (I used both the Large Petite ovals and the Small Petite ovals to get these sizes) and I layered them offset toward the top of the ovals. All the ovals are backed with some thin chipboard to give them added dimension. A little soft sand ink was sponged around the edges of the image oval.

    On the soft yellowish print layer, I added some doodling with a burgundy Micron pen. On the burgundy band, I used a branch border folder to emboss it. The sentiment was cut out of the box as well and attached to a burgundy layer.

    Please continue on our little Birthday Hop by clicking on the following links:

    Chris Olsen
    Sabrina Jackson
    Marcelle Schauer


    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    stamps: ODBD- Sing to the Lord
    paper: white, dp (all are Basic Grey from the Boxer6x6 pad)
    ink: Ancient Page bordeaux, Memories soft sand
    accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders oval Nesties sets, Cuttlebug border folder (Just My Type), burgundy Micron pen

  • Little Chickadee

    Happy Saturday!

    I made this for a couple of challenges at Splitcoast. First, Friday’s LSC260, to use a border punch and ribbon, and for today’s IC220.  I chose this Chicken Cushion for my inspiration. I used a pretty little Chickadee  stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, and I used similar colors.

    The chickadee was stamped onto ivory c/s and I colored in the berries and added a little white to his chest w/ Prismacolor pencils. I used a loop punch across the bottom and cut the rest out using a Spellbinders rectangle Nestie. I was careful to only emboss the bottom and not cut it.  The white layer behing him was embossed using a Quickutz folder and it was lightly edged w/ a red marker. A layer of dp was added and a wide red satin ribbon and attached to a 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) ivory card. I made a couple of faux brads out of red c/s and added them in the upper left corner.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    stamps: ODBD – You Will Find Refuge
    paper: white, ivory, dp (The Paper Studio), small scrap of red linen
    ink: Ancient Page coal
    accessories: wide red satin ribbon, Prismacolor pencils, Martha Stewart loop border punch, Quickutz Diamond & Dots embossing folder, red marker, foam tape



  • Cardinal Song


    I started out making this for the Inspiration Challenge on Saturday and couldn’t quite get a handle on the layout, but I loved this little red bird so I used him for my inspiration. Then Sunday’s Featured Stamper challenge came and I did a couple for it, but I also saw this Inspired in Colors Laurie made and loved her layout. I did change the images, colors and added a long sentiment panel on the side but kept her blocks of color w/ the stamping on them. Then today, the Technique Lover’s Challenge had a cute little matchbook candy holder and the instructions were easy enough that even I could follow them.  So I added the little matchbook to my card and finally finished.

    I’m using a new February set,  Sing for Joy, from Our Daily Bread Designs. After stamping the cardinal a couple of times, I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and used my Out of the Box Nestie Technique on one. On the second one, I cut him and the branch out and added him on top of the base image. A green circle mat was added underneath and I cut 5 ends only of the Spellbinders fancy tags out of dp and added them around the circle.

    I cut 4 small rectangles out of 4 colors of c/s, stamped the pine cone branch and sponged around the edges. It’s attached to a sparkle lime green layer that has the sentiment and another pine cone bough stamped down the right side. A layer of dp, another lime layer and finally a burgundy layer finish it.  I used leftover pieces to make my little matching matchbook and part of sentiment from another ODBD set,  You Will Find Refuge. I couldn’t  remember where I put my fancy colored staples, so I used some plain silver mini staples and colored them w/ a Sharpie.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    stamps: ODBD – Sing for Joy & You Will Find Refuge
    paper: Neena white, sparkle lime green, garden green, pomegranate, burgundy, dp (Basic Grey Euphoria collection)
    ink: Ancient Page coal, leaf, pine, bordeaux
    accessories: Prismacolor pencils, foam tape, Spellbinders lg and small std circle sets, fancy tags set, mini stapler, pomegranate Sharpie