Saturday, April 03, 2010

It's April Fool's at ODBD & Snowflake GiftSets at CSAYL

Hello again and HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!!!  It's time for more challenges and this week at ODBD, our Challenge Team is challenging you to add actual machine sewing, or faux stitching or real stitching onto your cards & projects. So, which will you choose?
To make this challenge more fun, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate prize for use towards stamps at Our Daily Bread Designs!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen & announced next Saturday. It's not required to use ODBD stamps, but we love to see them if you have them.

Here is my take using the newly released Happy Father's Day set.
Stamps:  ODBD, Happy Father's Day
Paper: Textured Fabric, Dark Brown Felt, Heavy Textured Cream CS
Ink: Brown StazOn, Copics, Marvy LePlume Markers, Glitter Gel Markers,
Accessories: Copper brads, Textured Fabric, Brown Felt, sewing machine, Jolee's Boutique LeGrande Decoratives, EK Success Border Punch
Techniques: dry embossing, paper tole

For more inspiration & to see the fabulous sewn creations for this challenge, please visit my ODBD Challenge Team Mates at the following links:
Chris Olsen
Christine Okken
Francie Gumprecht
Natalie Dever
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson

We hope you are able to join us for this week's challenge. If so, please leave a direct link to your creation on the ODBD blog HERE. If you upload your creations to SCS or other online galleries, please use this keyword ODBDSLC8, so that we may find your work easier.

Next, at CSAYL, {Christmas Stamping All Year Long}, this week, it's also time for the next GIFT-SET Challenge. This month we will create a Tall Box, or, a CupCake Box, or, a Keepsake Giftbox with a matching card in a snowflake theme.  A simple tutorial to follow was provided HERE. All you have to do to it is add snowflakes! :) So come and play along and get inspired to start on your Christmas card stash for 2010!!!

This is my GIFTSET:

Stamps: Stampin' Up!, (Snowflakes Set - unknown name)
Paper: Winter Theme DP  Stack
Ink: Silver Dye Ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Wired Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Chipboard Stickers, Martha Stewart Snowflake Dimensional Silver Stickers, Martha Stewart Border Punches
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Heat embossing

We hope to see you at CSAYL this week too. If you upload your creations to SCS or other online galleries, please use this keyword CSAYLGS2 so that we may find your work easier.
Thanks for sopping by & for your sweet support! Happy Creating!


  1. Love how you layered all of the tools. And the colors are so rich and gorgeous! This is just perfect! Love your gift set too! Have a blessed Easter!

  2. what a beautiful creations America. The fathers day card is exquisite - my daughter woud loveto give something like that to her father.
    The snowflake set is wonderful too.
    A very happy Easter
    Lisa ;)

  3. Fabulous fathers day card! Love all the layered tools. Your gift set is gorgeous! Beautifully done, America!

  4. Absolutely amazing on all counts America!!! I love all the little tools you added! Looks like my hubbys work bench.... tools everywhere!!! Love the Christmas gift set too! Soooo gorgeous!!!

  5. Hi
    wow gorgeous creations, luv all the decoupage on the tools fabby card, sue,x

  6. Wow! That's a lot of sniping, on the tools for the paper tole! Looks fantastic! Have a beautiful Easter, America.

  7. Stunning. Love how you popped up the tools, and love the fabric. The gift set is just fabulous.

  8. Wow great makes America, that card for a man is excellent, love all his tools. The snowy box is truly gorgeous. You are well worth visiting. Hugs

  9. fantabulous masculine card....and an over the top gorgeous gift set.....AND thanks for the link to the CAYL blog....have already signed up to one to me

  10. WOW, did you go all out or what? I thought you were afraid of your sewing machine ;D ? Totally awesome, as always!! Have a blessed Easter weekend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  11. Stunning America!! Love your layers and textures on your first creation America!! Awesome coloring and design!! Your gift set is exquisite!! Awesome job on this week's faux or real stitching challenge!!

    Have a blessed Easter my friend!!


  12. Your tool card is so COOL!!! I love all the added tools! The icicles on your projects are awesome!

  13. Wow, America! Such gorgeous creations! I love all the layers to your card and box! Simply awesome. Your gift set is out of this world beautiful!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!!


  14. Both beautiful creations America! But the Father's Day card is so fun and whimsical with the layering and tools. Awesome job!

  15. Wow, 1a for Fathers day!
    And i like beautiful your set.

  16. You've done it again - just blown me away!! The Father's Day card is fabulous, love all the details and layering on the image. Your snowflake set is stunning, love the colours and the icicles running down the side of the card are so realistic I want to pick them off.
    hugs Heather xx

  17. Oh my goodness! What amazing projects hun - the attention to detail is just amazing!

  18. This is a beautiful set that you created. Hugs, Peggy x