ODBD April New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello Everyone! April is here! I am so looking forward to spend more time outside the house with my daughters and enjoy Spring flowers around us.

Kicking of this new month, I am joining Our Daily Bread Designs for their April New Release blog hop today. I am so very thankful to be part of their amazing design team. This blog hop starts at ODBD Blog where you can find all the information about the new release, money-saving bundles and inspirations from the Design Team. And…. there is a giveaway for you… please read all the way to find out how you can enter!

For this blog hop, I created 2 projects: a card and a luminous lantern.

I created my card with the new To My Friend stamp set. This is one beautiful stamp set that you can create special handmade card just for your friends, to share the love and joy with them. I also use the new Lattice Background Die on the background.

I use the Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut 2 of the color burst watercolored panels and I heat-embossed the dandelion from To My Friend stamp set on the green panel and added some white pearl gems on it. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock and die cut it with one of the Mini Label Dies.

Here’s a second card I created for my swap friend this month. The Bible verse is just perfect for celebrating our friendship.

On my second card, I used the sentiment from To My Friend stamp set, Tulips stamp set, Tulip Die, and Fence Die. The background panel I created with color burst powder and some perfect pearl mist.

My second project I created using the new Luminous Lantern Die, Roses Dies, and Rose Leaves Dies. If you like to make DIY home decor, this dies are perfect for you! You even can use them to create centerpiece and gifts.

On those roses, I added some glitter on them for extra sparkles on them 🙂 First, before I put them together, I added liquid glue on all over the edges of the petals and leaves and then sprinkle some of the glitter on them. I used fast dry glue for the glitter and using glue gun to put the flowers together (fast dry glue works great also for flowers).



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!

Here are the designers who are sharing their projects with April New Release stamps and dies:

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy * Sandee

Robin * Sabrina * Julie * Diana * Chris * Lori * Helen (it’s me)

I hope these projects today inspire you to create and share the joy and love through handmade projects. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Here are ODBD supplies I used today:

My Redeemer Blog Hop and Contest

Welcome to My Redeemer Blog Hop and Contest event with Joy Clair! It is a special event showcasing the new Color By Faith Collection – My Redeemer.

The Joy Clair Design Team share their projects using the My Redeemer stamp set. This blog hop starts at Joy Clair blog , where you also will find the full list of blog hop participant, just in case you got lost. You should arrive from Lindsay’s blog. This blog hop is not only just regular blog hop, it is also a contest for you to have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Joy Clair Store.

For My Redeemer Contest, PLEASE READ all through the end to find THE KEY WORD from my post.

I created a mixed media wood sign using Color By Faith Collection – My Redeemer. I got a Small Rectangle Plaid Wood blank plaque at store. Then I covered it with scrap patterned papers using gel medium, sort of creating collage of papers on it. Once the gel medium dried, I added some white gesso on it.

I set it aside to dry white I was working on the cross. I stamped the cross with the Memento Lux ink on a white cardstock then added some brown gelato with my finger. Then I stamped cross again on a monoprint scrap paper that I have in my stash and fussy cut out the heart. I added the heart in the middle on the cross with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Next is adding colors on the background. My wood plaque was not quite dry yet so I used my craft heater to speed up the drying process.

Using blue green and brown gelatos, I added the colors on in. Gelatos blend smoothly on a primed surface. I used my finger and damp baby wipes to blend the colors. I added more pigment on around for darker shading.

Once I was happy with the background, I heat set it again with my craft heater. I added some gel medium on top of the background to seal the pigment, then dried it again with craft heater.

And next step I stamped the sentiments on it with the Memento Lux ink pad. The surface will be a bit slippery for stamping, so once you add your inked stamp on the surface, do no wiggle it too much, just firmly press down for couple seconds to make sure the ink transfer well on the primed background.

Here are the close ups of the stamping on it:

You can let the ink air dry, or you can use craft heater to dry it. I just let it sit on the frame stand and let it air dry. So that’s my mixed media wood sign 🙂 I hope you all be inspired and create your own Easter wood sign!


Each of the design team will post a KEY WORD on our blog post and you need to create a sentence with these words. Once you have all the words, you will need to send me the sentence to my email — gulletthm at yahoo dot com — by March 19th, 11:59 PM EST. And one lucky winner will be chosen and posted on March 31st at Joy Clair Blog.

My key word is CLAIR

Your next stop is my team buddy… LeeAnn to see what she has created for you! And here are the designer’s blogs that you can visit to see more inspirations:

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Donna Idlet

Kerry Urbatch

Steph Ackerman

Lori Kobular

Linday Andreon

Helen Gullet

LeeAnn McKinney

Jessica Pascarella

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today. You all have a fabulous blessed day!!!

I link up at:

Challenge #274 – #275

God Bless You, Grandma

Hello everyone… It starts to feel like Spring arrives early here in Southern Ohio. We already have some Spring flowers coming our of the ground. You can see on my projects today, I am inspired by the Spring colors and flowers 🙂

So, today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs February Release. I am joining the team as guest designer and here is a card and a box I created for this reminder blog hop:

My Mother-In-Law is having a birthday this weekend, so I made this card and box for her. The girls love making gifts, so they can put their gifts inside this glorious box and they can write a love note for their grandma in this card.

For the card above, I use the Hugs & Kisses stamp set, To My Favorite stamp set, Tulip Heart Die, Layering Hearts Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Ovals Dies and Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.

And to create the gift box below, I use Glorious Gable Box Die, Heavenly Hearts DiesTulip Heart DieLayering Hearts Dies, Mini Labels Dies, Bitty Blossoms Dies, Leaves & Branches Dies, and To My Favorite stamp set.

The Our Daily Bread Designs DT members are sharing more inspirations and to find out more information on the February New Release products on the ODBD Blog. You can visit each of the team project at their blogs to see more details:

Sandee * Diana * Julie * Sabrina * Helen

Lisa * Kathy * Dawn * Lori * Cathy * Robin

And here are the previews of the products that I use today:

THANKS A BUNCH for visiting me today and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with your loved ones!

I also playing along at:

Simon Says: Fantastic Florals

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes

ODBD February New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! February is here… and so much love now in the air!!! I have been working on some Valentine’s Day projects and this month I am back joining Our Daily Bread Designs team again as their guest designer.

Today is the kicking off for the ODBD February New Release blog hop! The blog hop starts at ODBD Blog where you can see the full new release details, special bundles, and inspirations from the Design Team.

I created a card and a treat/gift box with the new Hugs and Kisses stamp set, Custom Glorious Gable Box Die set, Custom Layering Hearts Dies, and Custom Mini Labels Dies.

I decorated both my card and box with the Custom Bitty Blossoms Dies, too. Here’s the close up pictures the front and back of the box:

And for the card, I also use Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and Custom Rectangles Dies as the mats on the card. Here are the close up pictures of my card:

Need more inspirations? Check out each of the Design Team blogs for what they have created for you using these February New Release products:

Kathy * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn * Angie * Julie * Cathy

Grace * Chris * Robin * Diana * Lori * Helen * Sabrina

Here are the products I used on my projects today that you can find them at the ODBD Store:


THANKS a bunch for visiting me today and have a blessed day!

ODBD Inspiration Day: A Card and A Basket

Hello everyone… I hope you all have a great week so far 🙂 I thought that Spring arrived early this year but I was wrong. We still have more cold days… But today, I have a card and a basket to share with you and I hope they will give you some inspirations for your Spring projects.

First is a basket that I created using the new ODBD Custom Bountiful Dies. This basket die set is perfect for any-occasion projects as a gift box or a treat box. These dies are not only for die-cutting, but you also can embossed the die cuts with the same dies for extra textures.

I decorated the basket with ODBD Custom Mini Label Dies with stamped sentiment from A Happy Hello stamp set, and also with some flowers and leaves from ODBD Custom Bitty Blossoms Dies. I added some clear gems on the flowers for extra bling 🙂

ODBD Bountiful Basket - God Bless

My second project is a clean-and-simple card with stamping and embossing on vellum technique. So, I stamped the Find Refuge Bible Journaling stamp on a piece of vellum with Versafine Onyx Black and added some clear embossing powder. I pre-heated my craft heater for about 10 seconds and then heat the embossing powder, this way so the the vellum would not curl or shrink.

This Bible Journaling stamp set is fit perfectly on the single column margin (2″) Journaling Bible. If you like to see the page I created with this stamp set, you can read the post here 🙂

I also decorated my card with the flowers and leaves from ODBD Custom Bitty Blossoms Dies and some clear gems.

On both the basket and the card, I use the Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Collection, Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad and Boho Bolds Paper Pad. They are just give the Spring – feeling when you see the patterns and color combo from these paper collection and pads.

Here are the previews of products I used on my projects today:

I hope today you all are inspired with these projects and if you would like to know more about Our Daily Bread Designs, see more inspirations and their special Bundles, you can visit their blog.

THANKS A BUNCH for visiting me today and have a blessed fabulous day!

Today I am playing along at:

ODBD January Shine The Light Challenge (ODBDSL282)

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week 266 – 267

Simons Says: Anything Goes

A Coffee Lover Birthday Gift Basket and A Happy Hello Card

Hello everyone… This year, winter is very wet for us here in Southern Ohio, lots of cold rain than snow. The weather itself is warmer than it should be in the Winter season. But some days can be bellow freezing and icy. Who knows what it is gonna be next week… Anyway… I have couple projects to share with you 🙂

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs January Release, here’s a basket for coffee lover friend that I created using the new Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad, Bountiful Basket Dies, Bitty Blossoms Dies, Mini Label Dies, A Happy Hello Stamp Set, and Beverage Cup Dies:

Bountiful Basket with Our Daily Bread Designs January New Release

I die cut all the pieces from the ODBD Custom Bountiful Basket dies and put them together is very easy. I used my mini thin glue dots. Also I added some brads for the handle so it can move. I added some mini clear gems on the flowers for extra bling on them 🙂

This basket can be a sweet way of giving something special for your friend or loved one, or a way to send cheer and joy to them only just because they are awesome!

And here’s my card that I created using the new Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad, Whimsical Wildflower Paper Collection, A Happy Hello Stamp Set, Pennant Flags DiesDouble Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, and Rectangles Dies.

A Happy Hello Card with Our Daily Bread Designs January New Release

I simply added the plaid patterned paper directly on the card base. Then I cut out the frame using the Rectangles dies and added the patterned paper behind it. I added the finished framed panel on the card with some 3D foam tape for extra dimension. For the sentiment, I die cut the pennant flags from the same paper pad, then stamped the sentiment from A Happy Hello stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, then I added on the card with 3D foam tape and adhesive runner. I finished the card with some clear sparkle gems.

I love the patterned and colors from their new Paper Pads this month, beautiful and perfect for Spring projects, too! There are 7 Bundles that you can buy and save 15% – 20%, plus Bread Bucks Reward Program, Free Shipping, Incentive Gift, and more!!! For more inspiration using the January Release and bundle deals be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

Here are the products I used on my projects today:

To see more inspirations with the ODBD January New Release, please visit The Design Team blogs and leave them some blog love 🙂

Cathy * Robin * Helen * Kathy * Angie

Julie * Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Diana

Thank you so much for visiting me today and I hope you all are having a fabulous blessed day!

I play along at:

ODBD Color Challenge

Simon Says: Anything But Card

Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #266-267

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes

Challenge #193 – Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – January

ODBD February Pre-Order Special New Release

Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is less than a month… can’t you believe that? But worry not, because today Our Daily Bread Designs has new release for Valentine’s theme stamps and custom dies at this special release day!

And, this month I am back as their Guest Designer and joining their Design Team for this blog hop. We have created projects to share with you all. At Our Daily Bread Designs blog, you can see the full reveals and it is where the blog hop starts. And there is a giveaway also… please continue read 🙂

My first project to share with you is the Gable Gift Box. To create this box, I use the Glorious Gift Box Dies, Tulip Heart Die, Layering Hearts Dies, and Mini Label Dies. The Sentiment is from To My Favorite Stamp Set. I simply die cut them and it is very easy to put the box together!

For my second project, I created a matching card to the box. I stamped the background card with one of the sentiments from Let Love Grow Stamp Set with black ink. Then I added a strips of black glitter ribbon on the side. I die cut the Tulip Heart Die and Layering Hearts Dies to decorate my card. And I added the hearts on the card with some 3D foam tape for some dimensions.

And for the sentiment, I stamped it from one of the To My Favorite Stamp Set on a piece of cardstock and cut out the dove tail. I added on the card with 3D foam tape also. Then I finished my card with some clear gems for extra bling 🙂

You can see more inspirations on Our Daily Bread Designs blog and visiting the Design Team blogs to see what they have created for you with these Pre-Order Bundles! While you are there, do not forget to leave them some blog love:

* Lisa * Grace * Cathy * Lori * Diana * Robin * Julie * Dawn * Helen * Chris *


Our Daily Bread Designs is giving away one February Bundle! Go to their Instagram post here and follow the steps to enter the giveaway. You have until January 17th and the winner will be announced on ODBD Instagram on January 18th!

For this special Pre-Order New Release, the stamps and dies are available only in 3 Bundles with a gift in each bundle and also you can save 15% – 20% when you buy ODBD Bundles! Check out the 3 New Bundles that are available this month:

The February Bread Basket Pre-Order Bundle is packed with every new stamp and custom die set that will be released in February but you can grab the basket bundle today with 20% OFF plus a free Mini Stitched Hearts die set (while supplies last).

This Gable Box Pre-Order Bundle is packed with gorgeous custom dies that you can create beautiful gable boxes for any occasions and gift boxes. You can save 15% on your purchase and get a bonus Mini Stitched Hearts dies (while supplies last).

And this Loving Words Pre-Order Bundle is packed with fabulous, sweet and lovely script sentiments stamp sets! They are not only can be used for Valentine’s Day projects and cards, but also you can use them for any time you want to send some love to your loved ones! You can save 15% on this bundle plus you will get the Mini Stitched Dies for a gift (while supplies last).