Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog Hop Winners and Time with Julie!

Hello everyone!
We hope you all enjoyed the Mar. release Blog Hop as much as we did, and we hope you all have that sense that spring is just around the corner, along with all the wonderful beauty that comes with it!

Before we reveal the winners I want to just remind you that
March 17th is Our Daily Bread design’s Third Anniversary! We have MANY fun activities lined up, and ALL our teams will be participating! There will be special challenges, and lots of chances for great prizes! There will be a BLOG HOP on the 17th and 18th to reveal the new Anniversary Sets! These are always HUGE sellers, so you don’t want to miss this!

OK.... now I know you all want to know who won the fabulous prizes for the Mar. 1 & 2 Hop.... so here they are.

The Three winners of your choice of Flower Corner and Tag set are:

Rita said...

Visited every blog and came out with such wonderful inspiration..not only for art, but for my soul...Thank you.
I love very favorite.

March 1, 2011 9:45 AM

Blogger MaxineD said...

I have hopped all round the blogs and (excuse me while I wipe my chin) I am drooling over all the beauty and new releases. It is talking me all the time not to break the 10th commandment!
My favourite spring flower is the humble violet :-)

March 1, 2011 8:22 PM

Miesje said...

These are wonderful - every designer just blew me away. My favorite spring flower has to be the tulip - The Dutch is coming out in me! I love each and every new item introduced!

March 1, 2011 7:59 PM

The winner of the Bread Basket Bundle this month is:

Robin said...

I visited all of the blogs and commented on them! I already answered that daffodils are my favorite!

March 1, 2011 8:56 AM

Congratulations Ladies!!! I know you will enjoy your new stamps! Please let us see them when you create with them! Enter them in one of our challenges for more chances to win, and don't forget to upload to the card gallery, accessed from the ODBD Store, then see the upper left side bar and click on card gallery. We feature customer cards weekly... so who knows? Yours could be next!!!

To claim your prize, please email Kelley at

Now, as promised, we have our Time With one of our talented Design Team members, and this week it is Julie Warner! Here's Julie!

Hi y'all!

Right about now, you're probably wondering what's up with this box. I found it in my local craft store with the trendy desktop/scrapbook organizing items when it was on sale. The label stated it was a photo holder. Since it's made to hold 4 x 6 photos, I reasoned it would also hold A2 (4.25 x 5.5) cards as well as larger cards if they were put in sideways. I usually have quite a few cards I've made that will be going out to different people throughout the coming weeks. I don't want to put them away because I'll forget, but I don't like to have them just laying on the table either. I thought this would be a good place to hold them until I'm ready to mail.
Well the colors are ok, but I wanted something a little different. I just finished making a really cute Flower Pot card and decided to use the papers to recover my box. I started by prying off the bottom and since it has a clear vinyl insert covering the window, I peeled it off from the inside. (It was attached to the final paper covering from the inside.) I left all the other paper "as is". Using the box as a starting point, I cut out one piece from the dotted 12 x 12 sheet that went around the back, both sides and about a half inch on each side of the front. The exact measurements are: 5 1/8" x 11 1/2". On this piece I scored it (from the left side) at 1/2", 2 1/2", 9" and 11". From the bottom, I scored up 3/8" inch, and at 4 1/2" and 4 5/8" inches. These narrow bands became the the bottom overlap (to be covered by the bottom piece) and at the top where it folds over to the inside.

For the inside, I just measured each piece and trimmed until it would fit. I used the coordinating paper on the inside and a third paper for the bottom. I used a spray adhesive on the back of all my papers and started by attaching all but the front window of the inside pieces. I used this removed piece to trace the window, cut the window and attached it over this piece. Don't attach the window yet. It's actually the LAST piece to be attached. The outside pieces were all attached and I had to trim and miter the corners as I went. I recovered the base and reattached it. Then I attached the inside window piece and it's all done! Except for the tulips and daffys I stamped and cut out. The button is a die cut.

And this is my Flower Pot Card that started the whole idea. There is a tutorial for this on Spitcoast and I've also seen it on a few blogs. Instead of using ribbon on the top of the flower pot, I made a belly band with a scallop border die and attached the punched butterflies. It just slips over the top. I also added the little label on the front using a small size of the ODBD Label One dies.

Just a couple more photos showing the whole set. This last photo shows my new card holder box with some of the cards waiting their turn to be mailed. They're sort of the Ladies in Waiting, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll have some closeups of the card on my blog: The Write Stuff

stamps: ODBD - Tulip Corner, Daffodil Corner, Happy Birthday, With Love (from the Mistletoe Tag set)
paper: ivory, dp (all from Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday)
ink: VersaFine Onyx
accessories: ODBD Label One dies, Sizzix button dies, scallop border dies, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, spray adhesive


Thanks so much Julie! I just love this idea and to have one pretty place to keep my outgoing cards for the month would REALLY help me stay more organized! Thanks for the inspiration! Julie has a beautiful blog and would love to have you stop by and please leave her some love! She never ceases to inspire us all!!!

Please scroll down one post to see this month's ANNIVERSARY SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGE, and be sure to check back for all our regularly scheduled challenges to join in our Anniversary Celebration! ... AND.... don't miss the BLOG HOP on the 17th and 18th! See you then!!!

DT Coordinator


Sandee said...

Congrats to all the winners!!!! And Julie your project is beautiful!!! Great idea!

Francie G. said...

Julie, your projects are just beautiful.

Congrats to the winners!

Jonia said...

What a great idea! I just love it!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Congrats to the winners!! Have fun with your new goodies! Julie, wow, what an awesome set! Love the paper-piecing.....sooo cool!!!! You are so creative!!! Blessings, Angie

stampencamper said...

what a fantastic project,
just adorable, so bright
and cheerful

Traci S. said...

Wow, Julie~ That flower pot card and flowers are just amazing! Love the colors. I love how you made that box become what you wanted it to be.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the blog hop! How exciting!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Brit Moore said...

Julie this is so beautiful! I love the flowers for the card insert and the colors. You really did an amazing job.