And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD August Release

Hello friends!  Today Our Daily Bread Designs is taking another look at the August 2017 Release!  The Breadstick Designers have hit the ball out of the park with these sports themed samples...just take a look!


My first sample is for the Football fan in your family.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Birthday Brights and Boho Bolds paper pads were cut with the Pierced Rectangle Die, cut into strips and sewn to the card front to create the football field.  The yard markers were cut with the number dies from the Sport Jerseys die set.  The footballs and sentiment are from the Football Stamp/Die Duo.  Three footballs were colored with Copic Markers, cut, and popped onto the card to make it appear as though the football is being passed down the field toward the goal.

The soccer ball actually rolls on this Spinner Card using the Soccer Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget: Papers from the Old Glory and Birthday Brights Paper Pads were cut with the Pierced Rectangle and Grass Hill dies to set the scene for the soccer game.  A stencil was made with the Clouds and Raindrops Dies and used to sponge the clouds making it a perfect day for a game of soccer.  The track for the ball was made with a 1/2" circle punch and a craft knife.  The Soccer sentiment was cut with a Pennant Flag Die.  My 4 year old grand niece plays soccer so this card will go to her!

Now, look at that ball roll!


This Side-Step Card shows the importance of Teamwork!

Creative Nugget:  The Side Step Card Die was used to create the card base.  Papers from the Old Glory Paper Pad were used to cover each of the panels.  One of the jerseys from the All-Star Jersey stamp set was stamped five times on white card stock and once white embossed on blue paper from the Old Glory Pad.  The sleeves were stamped on the patterned paper, fussy cut and pieced on all of the jerseys which were then cut with the coordinating die from Sports Jerseys.  I asked my DH what his favorite team numbers were and those went on each jersey.  The coach also received a whistle which was cut with a die from the Clipboard Set.  The sentiments from the Teamwork stamp set were stamped and cut with Pennant Flag, Pierced Circle, and Circle dies.

Here are the fabulous new products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs this month that were used to make these projects… 


…and some old favorites previously released:


To see all of the wonderful projects created with the August Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project.

Cathy (you are here)Sandee * Lisa * Diana 
Lori * Dawn * Helen

These cards will be submitted for the following Challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…Are you ready to PLAY BALL?
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

By the Sea

Hello friends!  Today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch is a fun one if you love a lot of layers.  This will be added to my much needed stash of masculine cards.  Off to the ocean we go...


Creative Nugget:  The Fishing Net Background was white embossed on a piece of mixed media paper and Oxide Inks were sponged on to coordinate with paper from the By the Shore Collection that shows through the window.  The pelican from the By the Sea stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs was colored with Copic Markers and cut out to pop onto the front of the card. Since I needed a birthday card, I grabbed a sentiment from the Wishing Well stamp set.  A few clear Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to finish the card.



This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #171 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times Challenge 51 - Things that Fly
Simon Monday Challenge - Simon says: Happy Birthday
Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #111 - Beach
The Paper Players PP356 - Theme Challenge:The Great Outdoors

That's all for now...have a wonderful Wednesday!

Hugs, 
Cathymac

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD August 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs August 2017 Release!  This month we are all about sports.  No matter what sport you are a fan of, we have the perfect stamp set and coordinating die just for you.  And, did I mention that these sets are great for creating those often difficult masculine cards you might need.  That's right...hop along with us today and get ready for some awesome, sporty inspiration!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until August 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample is for the Baseball fan in your family.


Creative Nugget:  The baseball image from the Baseball Stamp/Die Duo was stamped randomly all over the background panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and colored with Copic Markers.  Paper from the Old Glory Paper Pad was cut with a Pierced Square Die, mounted on red paper from the same collection and stitched to the card.  Pierced Square bases were added.  One sentiment was cut with a Pierced Square and the other cut and matted with a Pennant Flag die cut and a Double Stitched Pennant Flag die cut.  Finally, an extra baseball was cut with the coordinating die and popped onto the card with foam tape.

My second sample uses the Golf Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  My Golf card is a Latch Fold Card.  After cutting and scoring the base of the card, paper from the Old Glory Paper Pad was mounted to each of the panels.  The green hills on the front of the card were cut from papers from the Birthday Brights Collection using a Leafy Edged Border Die and the Grass Hill Die and stitched to the card.  The hole on the green was cut using a Pierced Oval Die and a Circle Die.  A Pennant Flag Die, a Double Stitched Pennant Flag Die, and the handle die from the Bountiful Basket Set were used to make the flag.  The golf club was paper pieced using metallic silver card stock for part of the club.  The latch for the card was made with the golf ball from one of the sentiments in the Golf Stamp/Die Duo. Another sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card.

My third card of encouragement was made with the Teamwork and All-Star Jersey stamp sets and the coordinating Sports Jerseys Dies.

Creative Nugget: Papers from the Patriotic Collection and the Old Glory Paper Pad were cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and mounted to the card front.  All of the other elements were made from the same paper collections.  The All-Star Jersey was stamped right on the striped paper.  Some of the red and blue paper was covered with VersaMark Ink and embossed with glittery embossing powder.  This paper and the Sparkling Stars Dies were used to cut all of the stars.  The Notebook Paper Stamp/Die Duo was used to make the panel on which the sentiment from the Teamwork set was stamped.  Other dies used include the Clipboard Dies and Sports Jerseys Dies.

Here are the fabulous new products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs this month that were used to make these projects… 


…and some old favorites previously released:

To see all of the wonderful projects created with the August Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!


Cathy (you are here)Grace * Angie * Sandee * Kathy 

 Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Lori * Helen

Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Heat it Up

Hello friends!  Hope you've been staying cool, but today on the Splitcoaststampers "Ways to Use It" Challenge, Lisa encouraged us to heat it up, so off to the tropics with some hot colors and heat embossing we go using stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were sponged onto a mixed media panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die creating an ombre look.  This panel was embossed with the Lattice Background Die and cut apart to form the background.  The matting layers and the Ferns were cut from papers from the Beautiful Boho and Boho Bolds paper collections.  The split sentiment from the Tickled Pink stamp set was embossed and the flamingo colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Flamingos Dies.  Hibiscus Dies were used to make the flower and a little Frosting Powder was added for some sparkle along with a scattering of sequins.

The second tropical scene used the Bon Voyage stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were again sponged onto a mixed media panel creating a sunset.  The Bon Voyage silhouette was stamped with Archival ink and stamped again onto a piece of acetate to reverse the image for the reflection.  A white frame cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies was added over the scene after white embossing the sentiment.  Hibiscus and Ferns Dies were used to create the corner embellishment.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a thoroughly delightful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sweet Baby

Hello friends!  The Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers for today is way too much fun...use bubble wrap to create a background.  Out came the Oxide Inks and I now have about twenty backgrounds in many different colors added my stash to be used for future projects!  One of the backgrounds was perfect for a baby card that I needed to make. 

Creative Nugget:  The bubble wrap was taped around an acrylic block for easy application.  Salty Ocean and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks were dabbed on, spritzed with water and stamped onto a pierced square panel of Bristol card stock.  The cute images from the Stand Tall stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were cut with a Scan 'n Cut and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment from the Little One set was stamped using the Misti Tool.  The design for this card came from the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  I'll be sending this to a friend from church who just had a precious little baby boy!

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...until next time!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, July 20, 2017

You Are My Sunshine

Aloha, everyone!  Since the weather has been hot and steamy lately, it's off to the tropics with a card using this week's sketch on Splitcoaststampers and some of this month's stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative nugget:  Papers from the Boho Bolds and Cozy Quilt Collections were used on the card front.  Wild Honey Oxide Ink was sponged on the Sunburst Background and on the Double Stitched Circle panel.  Real stitching was added to the diagonal strip to carry through on the stitched element from the cut panels.  The Bird of Paradise from the Aloha stamp set from ODBD was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Bird of Paradise Die.  A few Tropical Leaves and sequins were added to finish the card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #251 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 360 - Use a patterned Paper
Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 108 - Fabulous Flowers
Try It on Tuesday...18th July- Let It Shine
Time Out Challenge #88 - Roald Dahl Quote
Tuesday Throwdown #352 - Tic-Tac-Toe (Flower, Bling/Sparkle, Embossing)

Thanks so much for stopping by...keep cool and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac