Monday, October 24, 2011

Product Review and Tutorial Archives Plus Comment Contest

Happy Monday, everyone! Since there are three and a half years' worth of Product Review and Tutorial posts, we have created an "Archive", if you will, so that you don't have to search through years of articles to find the information you need. CLICK HERE to see a complete list, which, by the way, will be updated each month. Coming soon will be a Product Review badge for the sidebar of the blog.....all you have to do is click on the badge and it will take you directly to the Archive page.....pretty easy, huh?

Your opinions and suggestions mean so much to us.....we want to know what you would like to see in the future, as far as tutorials, techniques, etc. Please leave a comment for this post with your suggestions and we will choose one commenter to win a $20 Gift Certificate for the Our Daily Bread designs store. One comment per person, please. Please add your email address if you have an anonymous type of id. You have until Thursday, October 27 at 8 pm EDT to leave a comment. The winner of the certificate will be chosen by random.org and announced Friday at the top of the Flashback Friday Favorites post.

Looking forward to your suggestions....we will do our best to make them happen!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!!




Product Review Writer

53 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Would like to see some heat embossing and dry embossing tutorials and projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Good morning,
I'd like to see more technique tutorials w/a written tutorial included. The tutorials by the ODBD Breadsticks are for the most part very easy to follow because there isn't a lot of talk about things that have nothing to do with the tutorial. The ones I've seen get right to the point and flow with a pace and dialogue that is easily understood. Especially interested in fun card folds, inking tutotials on tiles, glossy paper. Thanks ladies/gents.
cards5024@clearwire.net

Jonia said...

I always love new fun techniques as I love trying new things, but also love the tutorials you are doing on how to do new boxes or use new items. Doing a great job already and thanks for allowing us to give you our thoughts!

Patti J said...

First let me say that I am totally in awe each time I come to ODBD Gallery. The DT amazes me daily, with their phenomenal masterpieces. I live in a very rural area, where it is not easy to find a lot of the embellishment items used on the cards, and am on a pretty limited income, craftwise. I would really love to see a gallery of CAS cards using ODBD's beautiful stamp sets. Thanks for always being such an inspiration! mamagilliam at gmail dot com

christi said...

hi, i really liked veiwing the archives today. i didn't know how much i had missed and will spend more time there later. i didn't see alot of cards with each set. just wondering if you have a way to type in the set and see a bunch of cards made with that set. maybe it's there and i missed it. love this site. so glad there is one with godly values.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'd like to see more tuts on flower soft. I never seem to rem to use this product. Maybe a with and without FS project would help us all use FS more often.

stampencamper said...

The cards on this site are so elegant, just love viewing what the desingers have done with such great products. The only tutorial I would like to see 'how to accomplish a deep embossing' with the die cuts, when it applies or with dry embossing

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love the idea of a quick way to find the right tutorial. Thanks. I always appreciate anyone who is able to make such a great learning tool, especially video tutorials! It's the next best thing to actually have the card/project in hand!

Laurie said...

For a while now I've been wishing there were more simple, less embellished cards to give some inspiration. I know there have to be lots of us who do not have sponsors and can't afford to get all those cool embellishments - not to mention that I mail most of my cards. I'd like to see some regular CAS projects done with ODBD sets, both new and old ones. Thanks for being willing to ask for our opinions. You guys are the best!

Tameko said...

I love seeing the all the tutorials in one place. Your tutorials are awesome, and I love viewing the wonderful DT projects each time I visit the ODBD Blog. I would like to see tutorials using distress inks in different ways(coloring & direct stamping),double embossing, altered projects (wall art - etc.), & finally CAS cards. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love your website & tutorials are great. Can't think of anything more to suggest...am sure you will find much more to show us. Love the phrases and the Bible verses! The flowers, esp the pointsetta is my favorite! Keep up the good work & Praise the Lord! Vicki R

Becky said...

Good morning... Love the idea of being able to get to the tutorials in one place. Also love that you have sample cards for all of your stamps. Just a wonderful idea! I just love the tutorials, but would love them better if they were in video :). I would like to see a tutorial on how to use nesties to cut around objects.

Caitiumom said...

i would like to see help with determining with the spellbinder dies and all dies that you use, how you determine if you need shims or not. i was helping my friend with the snowflake I got and the poinsetta die she just got to determine the thickness you need to cut it out. She has the electric one(forgot brand)i have a big shot. She said she can't always get the crispness of the dies or to get them embossed. We were at a show this fall that showed some tricks, which have helped, but if you could share any hints on getting best results on cutting with the dies.

April said...

So many great tutorials already posted! Would love a search box to make looking for them and/or product even faster. I love that you have samples with each set, but would also like to see some alternate uses, or multi-uses....like, how to use a stamp not for the holiday originally intended.

Marilyn said...

I love at this site almost daily. Love it. I would love to see more video tutorials (about most any technique). They are so much better than just showing the picture of how something is done. Your site is wonderful. I thank the Lord for it!

MGoinGone@sbcglobal.net

Erin Bassett said...

Would love to see scrapbook pages & mixed media pieces. :)

Jan Castle said...

Hard to improve on perfection!!! Enjoy your tutorials...how about more video tuts!
Visit your site with every posting...it's the best! Thank you for the inspiration.
Jan

Cheryl S. said...

I would like to see some video tutorials and mixed media ideas.
I appreciate your new system of quickly finding a technique or tutorial.

Unknown said...

I love the daily bread stamps I have - they have already been incorporated into a bound book, the combination of flowers and scripture verses is amazing. Spent quite a bit of time already in the archives and enjoy it - would love to see more projects with altered objects, books, etc...
Danita N.

windycindy said...

I love the Shabby Chic/Distressed look for the cards that I make...
I would love to see some tutorials
on the style of Tim Holtz and Claudis
Hellmuth!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]homtail[dot]com

Barbara Bryant said...

This is where I get my spiritual inpiration from the verses. Love everything the DT does. I too would like to see more embossing and places where you can get the charms from that are displayed on the cards.

anotherid4me said...

I like seeing how one item can be used in a variety of ways &/or combined in unusual ways

Kwright said...

I love to peruse your gallery. It is filled with many awesome samples. I would love to see how you use lace to accent your central image. I can't seem to get my lace to lay down properly. What type of lace do you use? How to adhere it? Do you have to clip the edge, pleat it, sew it? What is your secret?
Thanks for your tutorials, for your products and for your gallery.
Kywright@mindspring.com

Lillian Child said...

I would love to learn the art of using multi media elements on one card or one layout.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

Wendy said...

First time on this site! It is absolutely amazing! Would love to find out how to start an extremely inspiring and ministering craft business like the one you have. Incredible! I'll be back to visit often!

Marsha said...

So happy to see the archive list and I just now learned how to use the Sweet William dies more efficiently. Thank you. Your team is so talented. Would love some step by steps on some of their cards that are shown each week.

momandmec said...

As all the cards I make are sold to raise monies for charity...would like to see quik and easy best sellers Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Would love to see some best selling, quick and easy cards...as all the cards I make are donated to charity fund raising. Thank you!

Kim H said...

I would like to see different embossing techniques - embossing folders, heat embossing, texture plate embossing ... The tutorials are wonderful, and always learn something.

Nappycp (Crystal) said...

I adore your website and visit most days. I am inspired by your amazing design team. I would like to see more video tutorials. I like using Spellbinders and Flower Soft because of your elegant designs. Do you know anything about the Verve liquid pearl pen? If so, what do you think of this product. I value your reviews.
Thank you.

Sherry Kushibab said...

WOW - so busy looking at all the tuts that I almost forgot to leave a comment. First, glad these are all in one spot, I saw things today I haven't seen before and they were helpful. I agree about the heat embossing and dry embossing as well. What I really trust and rely on is that as new products arrive you will keep us informed (as you always have), you see the products before we do and have such a creative design team...their willingness to share is amazing. Hugs to everyone!!!

sandee said...

I would love to see more gifting ideas...especially things for someone that is sick or needs a loving pick up!

Heidi said...

I always enjoy tutorials that are clear and concise for new kinds of cards/folds or even containers. Love to go that extra mile to make it handmade.
I also love love to see altered items, canvas, pictures, boxes, etc..... Thanks for asking!

Linda Carson said...

Thanks for creating an archive of tutorials! Quite helpful indeed! I would love to know how to make the shabby chic bows. There must be something more to it than using a bow easy. Then how are they attached to a card? Thanks for asking!

Pam said...

Love the tutorial archives. I would like to see some more CAS cards.

Anonymous said...

Hello Angie: How I love your products. I love that you "Bundle". How about bundling some of the older sets as an Oldie but Goodie set for some of us who haven't found your stuff before. Also I would love to have a set or group club that would get some products (like paper, lace, emblishments, with samples of the cards or pages or projects that the designers have made. Keep up the good work and would love to also have some of the stamps that you would stamp on back of cards or projects that say "This Card was made and prayed over just for you!" or "Made and Prayed for you by _________", etc. Syd Egan
sydegan@hotmail.com

LaDawn said...

I would like to see some project ideas using the Glimmer Mists. I know we can spray them on cards when we are done but are there any other projects.

Bernie said...

The embellishments on the market these days are so lovely but do we need to use them all on one card? I mail most of my cards and lately I've been feeling like I am singlehandedly keeping the USPS afloat. I'd love to learn how to embellish cards without quite so much on them. Thanks for asking for our opinions and for the chance to win this awesome prize.
Blessings Bernie
berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

Bette S said...

glad that you have archived your product reviews and tutorials. Love the cards made with your products. I love tutorials!

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of the Product Review and Tutorial Archives. I like that I can go to the archives and click on the things that I want to review. I am interested in the how-to videos and techniques like the step cards and etc. I love the ODBD blog and website. The ODBD DT is the best. Very inspirational. Also, the tutorials are so easy to follow.

Margie Fulcher margorjim7@sbcglobal.net

Diane said...

Love that you have put the archives in one place...I am somewhat of a newbie to your site..I subscribe so enjoy seeing all the beautiful pieces of "art" that is created....think you already do great on showing us your techniques...maybe some neat Christmas tags and gift wrapping ideas using your wonderful stamps...thank you!!

Conniecrafter said...

so neat that you have it all archived now, I can't really think of any new things right now off the top of my head, thanks for all the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Like many have said, I would like to see some quick and easy cards. I could use some tutorials on designing cards. I mean layout design, using sketches etc.

Sheila said...

I would also love to see some simple cards or scrapbook pages using up some of my stash! I have lots of scraps that I just can't seem to throw away.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Let me say your DT and Challenge DT are SO talented. Your guest DT's are too. Their work is beautiful, often times frameable.

So, maybe I am a bit of a brat, but I would like to see some clean and simple (CAS) examples with your stamps.

I know, I know, some of the DT I most love may get nervous about that and have to lock up their embellishments to do it. However, they can do it! They could even say why they use a layout the way they do, or how they have decided to choose certain products to go with others.

Maybe they could even do two similar cards one fully embellished with lots of detail and the other the CAS version of that.

I think this would be a move that could really expand your marketing.

Terri Fleming aka
Brat Cards @ SCS
Brat_Cards@comcast.net

Sheree said...

I am surprised, as I look thru the archives, just how many techniques and tutorials I missed this year. Thanks so much for achiving them. Would love to see more cards using the spellbinder dies. thanks again.

E. Marie said...

What a great idea!! I love being able to do a quick scan to find the tutorial I need. It would be nice to see more video tutorials, although the instructions provided are always wonderfully detailed and easy to understand.

Moosisk said...

I love to look at all your beautiful projects and cards. They are so full of layers and details. However, I would love to see more simple designs for cards. I mail most of the cards I make so thick layers just get too costly for me. I am also limited on time for card-making which also necessitates simpler designs. Thanks for such wonderful stamps and also for the chance to win the gift certificate to your on-line store. :D

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really like everything on your site. Great cards. One thing that would be good is a video of some of your ideas.
Vicky Schmidt

Sara Mac said...

Thanks for pointing out the archives list. That will be very useful to refer back to. I would love to see two things: Brayer tutorials and showcase of CAS vs. non-CAS cards using the same stamp set. Hope that makes sense.

Olena said...

I would also love to see some simple cards and more gifting ideas. Olena

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love a quick reference for tutorials. I'm always interested in learning new techniques.

heidi then said...

Thank you ODBD for creating beautiful and unique stamps. I know the cards I make support, encourage, and strengthen others. I often am reminded of the Isaiah 55:10,10... Knowing God's Word has a purpose and a plan. These ODBD scripture verses are being used by the Lord to accomplish what He has planned in advance. Keep up the good work!