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, February 17, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD February Release

Hello friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs February 2017 Release!  Get ready for lots of LOVEly inspiration!

I used several of the new dies to make a card that would be perfect for Valentine's Day, a wedding, or even an anniversary.

Creative Nugget:  The design for my card came from this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. Many of the panels were cut from papers from the Blushing Rose Collection using the Pierced Rectangle Dies, the Pierced Squares Dies, and the Layering Hearts Dies.  The vertical border strip and the pretty heart overlay was cut using the Heavenly Hearts Dies.  Other dies used were the Love Script Die and the Clouds and Raindrops Die.  Some stitching, ribbon, and pearls were used to finish the card.  Very unusual for me, but there is no stamping on this one!

Here are the fabulous new products by 
Our Daily Bread Designs that were used 
to make this card...
…and some old favorites previously released:

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

Sandee * Diana * Julie * Sabrina * Helen 

 Lisa * Kathy * Dawn * Lori * Cathy  * Robin

This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 284



Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Birthday Floral

Hello friends!  Just popped in to share a birthday card using the Splitcoaststampers Sketch for today and another of the fun, new Pretty Potted Florals designed by Nina Bracket from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.


Creative Nugget:  The background for this card was made by applying watered down distress inks with an acrylic block on some mixed media paper, some sponging through a crackle stencil, and then sprayed with some Gilded Gold Art Anthology spray…a bit messy, but a pretty layer for my Copic-colored Pretty Potted Floral.  The little Majestic Monarchs were stamped on scraps of the background paper, cut with the matching Monarch Die, and mounted on coordinating squares of card stock.  The sentiment from another new stamp set, Floral Greetings, was embossed on a pennant flag die cut.  Some white accents, a little bow, and a pearl of Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to finish the card.
These stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy were used to make this card:

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Favorite Tool (Copic Markers and the Big Shot Plus)
Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 86 - Colors (Light Yellow, Peach, Teal)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day…even if it is not your birthday!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, February 10, 2017

Floral Greetings

Hello everyone!  Just sharing a few cards from the new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February release.  SNSS just added two beautiful floral sets designed by Gracie Chavez and Nina Bracket and three Bible journaling sets, one of which is a new set in the Jesus collection.  The inspiration for these cards came from several challenges.


Creative Nugget:  One of the images from the beautiful Floral Greetings set was white embossed on water color paper. Kuretake watercolors were used to color the flowers on this background panel.  The same flower was stamped on Neenah card stock with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut. The sentiment is just one of seven included in the set.  The design is from Freshly Made Sketches but I did flip the orientation.
My second card was made using the new Pretty Potted Florals stamp set designed by Nina Bracket.

Creative Nugget:  The design for this card came from CAS(E) This Sketch.  A frame was cut from green card stock and Penny Black paper.  The flower pot was colored with Copic Markers and accents added with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is another one included in the Floral Greetings set and was white embossed on a vellum banner.  A bow and some Bitty Sparkles were added to finish the card.
Here are the new stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store used to make these cards:
All of these pretty flowers are making me yearn for Spring!

These cards will be entered in the following Challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Hugs
Cathymac

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Be My Valentine

Hello friends!  With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I took the Splitcoaststampers Sketch and some of the new products from the Our Daily Bread Designs February Release to create a card for the occasion.

Creative Nugget:  A panel cut from some Boho Bolds paper with the Glorious Gable Box Die and Heavenly Hearts Insert Die serves as a box overflowing with love.  One of the Layering Hearts Dies and the little Clouds and Raindrops heart dies were cut from Beautiful Boho papers to create the hearts spilling out of the box. The Small Bow Die and the Pennant Flags Die were used to make the banner at the bottom of the card.  Finally the Hugs & Kisses sentiment was stamped on a slightly watercolored heart to finish the card.
This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 631
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #228 - Holiday
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #181 - Love, Love, Love
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - XOXO
Pile It On #126 - Hearts on Fire

Thanks so much for stopping by…pour out your love on someone today!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello friends!  Just a quick card to share with you today.  A friend from church is expecting her first grand child and is just ecstatic, so of course I had to make her a baby card.  A few adorable critters from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were perfect for welcoming the new arrival.

Creative Nugget:  Plaid paper from my stash and some yellow card stock were stitched together for the front of the card.  The cute critters from the Stand Tall and As the Deer stamp sets were colored with Copic Markers, the deer fussy cut and popped onto the sponged scene.  A sentiment from the Little One set was added to finish the card.

This card was also posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog yesterday and will be submitted for the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #227 - Make Your Mark
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge January 31 - Anything Goes
CASology Cue Card - Youth
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #145 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD February 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February 2017 Release!  Since February is the LOVE month, the new stamp sets being released are perfect for Valentine's Day, Weddings, Anniversaries, and any time you want to send a little love.  The Glorious Gable Box Die with all of the pretty inserts is wonderful for including a little chocolate treat along with your Valentine card.  The samples created by the Bread Stick designers are just beautiful and are sure to provide plenty of 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 February 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made using the new Hugs & Kisses stamp set and the Tulip Heart Die along with the Layering Hearts Dies


Creative Nugget:  The front of the card was pieced with papers from the Heart & Soul Collection cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die. A border was cut with one of the inserts from the Glorious Gable Box Dies and was stitched to the card.  The sentiment is from the Hugs & Kisses stamp set and was embossed on a Layering Hearts die cut which was layered on the Tulip Heart die cut.  Some flowers and leaves cut with the Bitty Blossoms and Leaves and Branches Dies were added to finish the card.

My second sample is actually a little gift box made with the new Glorious Gable Box Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The Glorious Gable Box was cut with the inserts in place.  Paper from the Heart & Soul Collection was cut to line the inside panels of the box.  Two frames were cut using the Layering Hearts Dies and a charm was suspended between them. Flowers were cut, sponged, and added to the heart frame.  The sentiment from the Hugs & Kisses stamp set was embossed on one of the little Mini Labels and tied to the gable box handle.

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 January 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!


Kathy * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn * Angie * Julie * Cathy 

 Grace * Chris * Robin * Diana * Lori * Helen * Sabrina

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you are inspired by the hop!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hang in There

Hello, friends!  Happy Australia Day…our Australian friends from down under celebrate the first settlers from Europe landing in Australia on January 26th.  The Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers has decided to join in the celebration.  This may be a stretch...I could not find my koala OR my kangaroo, but I did discover that there are quite a few poisonous spiders that make their home on the continent.

Creative Nugget:  Granted, these spiders look harmless to me, but they are hanging down under.  The stencil chosen to use for the background reminded me a little of a spider web and was sponged lightly with Victorian Velvet and Twisted Citron distress inks.  The spiders are from the Buggin' Ya stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and the sentiment was created with a fun new alpha called Lynzee Script Alpha.  The spiders' drop lines were enhanced with some doodling, stitching, and some metallic thread bows.  Splatters, messy stitching, and a few Bitty Sparkles were added to finish the card.  The design of the card was inspired by the Fusion Sketch.

There are also many varieties of beautiful flowers that can be found in Australia!

Creative Nugget:  Distress inks were dabbed on an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and smeared onto some mixed media paper to create the background.  Scribble Flowers were randomly stamped in Jet Black Archival ink, one of which was cut out and popped onto the card.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called God is For You.


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for joining me for Australian Day…have a blessed one!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, January 20, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD January 2017 Release

Hello, friends! Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs January 2017 Release.  The Bountiful Basket Die along with the script dies and beautiful whimsical flowers are fabulous for creating projects for any occasion as you will see as you take a look at all the beautiful samples made by the Breadstick Designers. 


My basket is filled with tea bags to wish the recipient a Tea-rrific Birthday.


Creative Nugget:  The basket was cut from card stock and the mats cut from papers from the Whimsical Wildflowers Collection using the Bountiful Basket Dies.  The basket was put together and decorated with roses from the Tea Time stamp set which were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Teapot & Roses Die.  The sentiments were embossed and mounted to the basket with pieces cut with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Die, the Pennant Flags Die, the Vintage Labels Die, and the Ornate Ovals Die.  The basket was filled with Easter grass and tea bags.

The coordinating card was made using the new Happy Birthday Script Die.

Creative Nugget: A matching card was made by layering and stitching papers cut with Pierced Rectangle Dies from the Whimsical Wildflowers Collection and the Plum Pizzazz Paper Collections.  The Happy Birthday Script was cut from Neenah card stock and the  negative space was used on the card.  I did save the little pieces from the letters to glue back in place.  The same roses from the Tea Time stamp set were used to decorate the card as were used on the basket above.  Pennant flags were added as well as a silk ribbon

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 January Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project.


Cathy * Robin * Helen * Kathy * Angie * Julie 

Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Diana

Thanks so much for stopping by…Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

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