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, January 19, 2019

In My Heart - DD Color Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Divinity Designs has a new feature over on the Divinity Designs Blog today...it's a color challenge for the design team.  We hope you will be inspired by the projects and the colors.


I have chosen to use the In My Heart Stamp/Die Duo for my friendship sample.  I just love the hydrangea image in this stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  The Quilted Background Die was used to cut coordinating papers from the Romantic Roses Paper Pad to create the background.  The new Flourishes Embossing Folder was used to impress texture onto the background and also onto the Large Banner.  The sentiment was stamped on another Large Banner die cut.  The Copic colored hydrangeas were cut with the coordinating die.  A border was cut and added behind the sentiment using the Bitty Borders Die and the Cloud Border Die. Nuvo Drops were added to the centers of the flower petals and to the sentiment panel to finish the card.


This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:






















Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out the other projects created by the Divinity Divas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac


Friday, January 18, 2019

Llama Just Say...

Hello friends...Happy Friday!  I have two cards that I'm sharing over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog today using the Llama Love and Filigree Hearts stamp sets.

Creative Nugget:  I decided to use this very cute and versatile stamp set to add to my stash of birthday cards. The mountain image from the Llama Love set was stamped repeatedly across the card and masked before sponging the sky and foreground with Oxide inks.  A heart was cut from the center of the card using a Spellbinders Die.  The mountains and all of the images were colored with Copic Markers.  The llamas and cacti were cut out and popped onto the card.  A few little flowers were added to the cacti to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  Filigree Hearts is the January Stamp of the Month and is free with a $75 dollar purchase from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store until the end of the month.  Several of the heart images were white embossed on a mixed media panel. Purple and Pink Oxide Inks were then sponged and spritzed with water to create this kind of 70's retro look background.  The panel was cut diagonally and the sentiment stamped using the Sunshine Girl Alpha was inserted.  The little VW Bug image from the Go God's Way perfectly fit the style of the card.  The words on the signpost were hand lettered.  A few bitty sparkles were added to finish the card.  This card will be given on Valentine's Day to a special little girl at my church who loves purple and pink!!

This card will be submitted for the following Challenges:

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Looking Back at the Divinity Designs January 2019 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the Divinity Designs January 2019 Release.  Some of the new product were used to make a half-shutter card and a couple of favors perfect to give as little gifts.


My first sample use the new Apple Branch stamp set, the Half-Shutter Card with Layers Dies and the Circles Stencil.


Creative Nugget:  Different shades of red Oxide inks were sponged through the Circles Stencil on mixed media paper.  The stencil was then cleaned off and shifted over to the right and down a little before adding Fossilized Amber ink.  These panels were then used for the layers on the card base.  Copic Markers were used to color the Apple Branch.  Papers from the Christmas Collection 2017 were used on the Belly Band and for some of the layers.  Pierced Rectangle Dies and Lavish Layers Dies were used to cut some of the layers. 

The same dies were used to cut the layers for the sentiments on the inside of the card.


I had fun matching the colors, papers and stenciled panels for my card!

The new Festive Favor Dies were used to create a couple of little gifts for some special friends.

Creative Nugget:  Mixed media panels created with the Circle Stencil and Oxide inks were cut down and sized using Pierced Rectangle Dies.  The stencil was then used to emboss the layer on the flap.  The flowers and leaves were cut from scraps and pearls colored with a Copic Marker were added to the centers of the flowers.   The sentiments from the Festive Favor Tag Sentiments Stamp Set were stamped on the little tags and tied onto the favor with twine.

Creative Nugget:  My second Festive Favor was made much the same way except paper from the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad was used and a frame around the opening was cut with a Filigree Circle Die and a Circle Die.  The Circle Stencil was again used to emboss the flap.

I love all the little dies included with the Festive Favor Dies that can be used to decorate these fun little favors perfect for gifts throughout the year.

Be sure to check out the Divinity Designs Blog to see more beautiful samples created by the Divinity Divas using products from the January Release!

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, January 11, 2019

An Apple a Day

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card using the new Apple Branch stamp set from Divinity Designs to submit for several challenges.


Creative Nugget:  A mixed media panel was sponged with Oxide Inks, spritzed with water and embossed with the new Flourishes Embossing Folder.  The Apple Branch was stamped repeatedly and colored with Copic Markers.  The panel was cut first with a Pierced Rectangle Die and then at an angle.  A vellum strip with white embossing separates the two panels.  The sentiment was cut with an Oval Die and matted to a frame cut with one of the Vintage Label Flip Card with Layers Die.  Twine was added to finish the card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1901 - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges 465 - Favorite Card Type (Layers and Coloring)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes No Twist
Try It on Tuesday - Something Old...Something New
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Week 8th Jan - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Two for Tuesday - Tickled Pink

Hello friends!  It's time for the first Two for Tuesday feature of 2019 over at the new Divinity Designs Blog.  The Tickled Pink stamp set was used to create both of my Two for Tuesday card samples.

Creative Nugget:  All three panels were cut with Pierced Rectangle and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The patterned paper is a leftover scrap from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad. Flamingos from the Tickled Pink stamp set were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Flamingos Dies. The border across the center of the card was cut with the Trellis Strip Die.  A few gems were colored with a Copic Marker and added to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  The new Petals Stencil was embossed and Texture Paste was added to the raised areas on this stepped up version of the card above.  The happy birthday sentiment was added to a layered banner cut with Pennant Flag and Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies.  Since this card will be for my little prayer daughter at church, her age was added with a Numbers die cut.

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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, January 4, 2019

Punny Love

Hello friends!  It's hard to believe that 2019 has arrived (where did 2018 go?)...hope you all had a fantastic New Year's Day!  I've been having so much fun with the new Punny Love Stamp Set just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Once you start playing with this set, it's hard to stop so I have four cards to share with you today that I am also sharing over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.

Creative Nugget:  The hearts from the Grunge Elements 2 set were white embossed on a piece of heavy mixed media paper and the panel was smooshed over watered down Oxide Inks on my craft mat.  The grid from the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set was then stamped over the panel for added texture.  The donut image was colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents applied over the icing.  A few sequins were added to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  The muffin card was made the same way except the script stamp from Texture Tiles 1 was used instead of the grid.

Creative Nugget:  The third card is very clean and simple.  All images were colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents was added to the hearts.

Creative Nugget:  The plaid background on the fourth card was made using one of the plaids from the Texture Tiles 4 Stamp Set.  Of Course eggs...even EGG-stra special ones need salt and pepper so the splatter from Texture Tiles 1 was used to sprinkle the card.  Glossy Accents was again used on the row of hearts.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by...Happy stamping in the new year!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs January 2019 Release

Hello, friends...Happy New Year!  There's BIG NEWS happening at Our Daily Bread Designs...as of today our new name will be Divinity Designs, LLC.  The company is teaming up with a new partner...thus the rebranding.  You can read more about all of the exciting changes over on the Divinity Designs Blog.  The first new release for 2019 by Divinity Designs is a fruity one!  


My first sample was made with the new Fruit of the Spirit stamp set and the Flourishes Embossing Folder...Yea!  Embossing Folders!


Creative Nugget:  The new Flourishes Embossing Folder was used on the background panel.  Pierced Rectangle, Pierced Circle, Circle, Fancy Circle and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to cut each of the panels and paper from the Holly Jolly Collection.  The basket of apples from the Fruit of the Spirit stamp set was colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was stamped on banners cut with the Pennant Flag and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies

My second sample was made with the new Peach Branch stamp set, the Half-Shutter Card with Layers Dies and the Belly Band Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The card base was cut with the Half-Shutter Card and Layers Dies.  The layers were created by applying Oxide inks to the new Petals Stencil, spritzing the inks with water and laying the stencil down on a heavy piece of Mixed Media paper and rubbing the back of the stencil with a paper towel.  The layers on the Belly Band were also created with Oxide inks.  The Peach Branch was colored with Copic Markers.  Pierced Oval, Oval Stitched Rows, and Layered Lacey Ovals Dies were used to frame the peaches.

The next photo shows how the Petals Stencil can also be used for embossing.

Here is the opened card:
Creative Nugget:  Lavish Layers and Pierced Rectangles Dies were used to frame the sentiment on the back panel.  The little floral embellishment was cut with dies from the new Festive Favors Die Set.

These new products from the Divinity Designs Release were used to create the cards above...

Thanks so much for stopping by...Be sure to pop on over to the new DD Blog to check out all of the fruity creations and have a very blessed 2019!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, December 28, 2018

Teacups and Roses

Hello friends...hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I have two cards I'm sharing over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog today using the Teacup Roses and Wood Backgrounds stamp sets.  

Creative Nugget:  Two panels with a Wood Background stamped over Distress Oxide Inks were mounted to the embossed card front.  The Teacup Roses were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped onto a stitched panel.  A sentiment from the Teacup Roses set was split and stamped on two die cut banners. The design for this card comes from CAS(E) This Sketch.


My second sample also uses the Keep in Touch Too stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  The Copic colored Teacup Roses were again popped onto a Wood Background.  The sentiment on this card is from the Keep In Touch Too stamp set and was white embossed on a hand cut gray banner.

These card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...Blessing for a happy New Year!

Hugs,
Cathymac