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)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Christmas with Winter Birds

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using the wonderful new Winter Birds stamp set designed by Krista Hamrick!


Creative Nugget:  The cardinal and the chickadee from the Winter Birds stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and placed on the hanging ornaments which were made with an old retired ornaments die.  The ornaments were layered onto a textured background with some holly leaves in the corner.  The sentiment was white embossed on a black banner.  Some Glossy Accents on the berries and metallic thread bows finish off the card.

Creative Nugget:  The black color block frame was cut with a Tailored Expressions die and each section of the frame was filled with elements from the Winter Birds stamp set.  Black Nuvo drops were added for some extra texture.

These Christmas cards will be perfect for some of the "boys" in my family this Christmas!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


My thoughts and prayers are for all those impacted by Hurricane Florence...stay safe!

Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, September 14, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD September 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD September 2018 Release.  September's release is all about music.


My first sample uses the new the Marvelous Things stamp set

Creative Nugget:  The Tri-Shutter Card Die was used to cut the card base.  Papers from the Notable Notes Paper Pad were cut with the Tri-Shutter Layers Dies.  The Musical Notes Background Die was used to cut the black musical score which was layered onto the center panel. The instruments from the Marvelous Things set were stamped on an Oval Stitched Rows die cut while the sentiment was embossed on a panel cut with the Pierced Circles Die and layered onto papers cut with a Circles Die and a Fancy Circles Die.  The treble clef was cut with one of the Musical Notes Dies and added to the sides of the card.

My second sample uses the Old Rugged Cross Background and Musical Notes Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The Old Rugged Cross Background was stamped onto one of the papers from the Notable Notes Paper Pad and cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Coordinating papers were cut with a Leafy Edged Border Die and layered on the bottom of the Old Rugged Cross panel.  Ornamental Cross Dies and Musical Notes Dies were also cut from Notable Notes papers and black card stock to embellish the card.  A sentiment from the Marvelous Things set was embossed on a Pennant Flag die cut banner to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, Facebook Page, and Instagram to see more beautiful samples created with the September Release products by the Breadbasket Designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SNSS - Winter Birds

Hello friends!  Praying for those on the East Coast as they prepare for Hurricane Florence...stay safe!

All the rain we've been having is an incentive to stay inside and get stamping projects finished.  Today I'm sharing a card using the new Winter Birds stamp set just release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, a new technique, and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Creative Nugget:  Forest Moss, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks were applied directly to a tree stencil. This was spritzed with water and pressed onto a piece of heavy mixed media paper.  I rubbed the back of the stencil with a paper towel, carefully lifted the stencil off the paper and dried the inks with a heat tool to create the background.  A frame was cut using stitched rectangle dies.  The sentiment from the Truth Quotes 1 stamp set was embossed inside the frame. The blue jay and holly leaves from the Winter Birds set were colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents applied to the berries.  Clear Nuvo Drops were added to finish the card.


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Two for Tuesday - Marvelous Birthday

Hello friends!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Time for a musical birthday celebration!


Creative Nugget:  The Musical Notes Background Die was use to cut the musical score which was attached to a white panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  A third white panel was cut with one of the Leafy Edged Borders Dies on which a sentiment from the Marvelous Things stamp set was embossed.  The new Alphabet Flags Dies were used to cut the "CELEBRATE" banner. The paper pieced cupcake was stamped and cut with the All God's Blessings Stamp/Die Duo.  A dusting of Frosting Powder was added to the icing on the cupcake...YUM!

Creative Nugget:  Paper from the Birthday Bash Paper Collection was added behind the Musical Notes Background.  Musical notes were cut with the new Musical Notes Dies and added to the card. A Fancy Circle die cut was added behind the cupcake to finish the stepped up version.  

Be sure to hop on over to the ODBD Blog to see more Two for Tuesday creations!


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:
The Card Concept: September 5 (Colorful Basics) (Clean and Layered card inspired by the colors at The Card Concept.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Flourished Star Pattern Die

Hello friends!  It's Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs and the feature for today is the Flourished Star Pattern Die.  While this die is perfect for creating cards for any occasion, I chose to use it to complete a Christmas card for the upcoming Christmas season.


Creative Nugget:  After cutting the Flourished Star Pattern Die from White card stock and embossing it, a frame was cut using one of the Splendorous Star Dies.   The Holy Night Die was used to cut the manger scene from black card stock which was layered behind the frame.  The frame and manger scene were mounted to paper from the Winter Collection 2014.  The small Splendorous Star Die was also cut from the paper and adhered to the frame.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Large Banner die cut which was placed under the silhouette scene.  Gem stones were added to complete the card.

To see more samples using the Flourished Star Pattern Die head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.


Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Autumn Mums Birthday

Hello sweet friends!  Today I'm sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog...this is one of them.  Now that September has arrived, it will not be long until we start to see the splash of beautiful fall colors displayed on trees and foliage.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were applied to a stencil, spritzed with water, and pressed onto mixed media paper to create the background. The mums from the Autumn Mum Greetings were masked and stamped onto the bottom of the panel.  A rectangle was cut from the panel and the mums on this portion were colored with Copic Markers.  The colored mums were mounted to black card stock and popped back into the card.  Several more mums were colored, cut out, and popped onto the card for additional dimension.  A sentiment from the So Happy stamp set, some twine, and a few splatters were aded to finish the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Welcome to the ODBD September 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs September 2018 Release.  Music is the focus of the ODBD release this month.  Whether you know someone who plays an instrument, likes to sing, or just enjoys listening to music...that's just about everyone...you are sure to find something to create cards for the music lover!

My first sample was made with the new Marvelous Things stamp set and the Musical Notes Dies and Musical Notes Background Die

Creative Nugget:  The Musical Notes Background Die was used to emboss a background panel that was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Paper from the beautiful new Notable Notes Paper Pad was stitched to the background.  Instruments from the Marvelous Things stamp set were stamped and cut with Rectangles Dies.  A Musical Notes die cut was added along with a paper bow cut with the Small Bow Dies.  One of the sentiments from the Marvelous Things set was added to complete the card.

My second sample, a Lever Card, was made with the Jesus Rocks stamp set and the Musical Notes Dies

Creative Nugget:  The Lever Card Dies were used to create the card base.  Coordinating papers from the Notable Notes Paper Pad were cut with the Lever Card Layers Dies and mounted to each panel of the card.  The instruments from the Jesus Rocks stamp set were embossed on the lever panel.  The sentiment was embossed on a Pennant Flag die cut.  Musical Notes die cuts were added as embellishments for the card.

Here is the Lever card opened.
Another sentiment was cut with a Pierced Circle Die and mounted to a Filigree Circle die cut.

These new products from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store were used to create the cards above...

Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, Facebook Page, and Instagram to see more beautiful samples created by the Breadbasket Designers using products from the September release.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #211 - Bingo + A Sentiment (Two Patterned Papers, Glitter or Bling, Embossing)

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Being Fruity

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using a fun new stamp set released this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...Fruit of the Spirit!

I took the strawberry in the Fruit of the Spirit stamp set and dipped it in chocolate...SWEET!

Creative Nugget:  The background was created with one of the stamps in the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set and a little Glossy Accents was used to make the chocolate nice and shiny.  Add a few sprinkles in the shaker card and you have one SWEET card!

Creative Nugget:  The background on this card features the pineapple from the Fruit of the Spirit stamp set.  The splatters were made with one of the stamps in the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set.  The flamingo from the Be a Flamingo stamp set just dropped in to say, "hello!"  The letters in the sentiment are from the Sunshine Girl Alpha.  The design for this card comes from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.


These card will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac