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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

ODBD January 2014 Release

Happy New Year, everyone!  I'm not sure where 2013 went, but I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2014!  May you have a blessed new year as well!
  
To start off the new year, Our Daily Bread Designs has a gorgeous new release for you…five new stamp sets and one new die set perfect for gift giving and encouragement.  In addition, we are also featuring a stamp set and a die set previously released that coordinate with two of the new sets.
  
Once again, the design team has put together some gorgeous samples using the new sets.  To see these samples all in one place start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Then to view the projects more closely and see more of the card details, click on each designer's blog link below. Leave comments as you visit each site because three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps.  You have until January 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments! The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first card made with the Apothecary Bottles and Joy in a Jar stamp sets and the coordinating Apothecary Bottles Dies:  

Creative Nugget: The background on this card was created by inking up the Gingham Background with one color and stamping onto Solar Crest card stock.  The second color was stamped a little to the left and up to achieve the two-toned look.  The Spellbinder Heart Circle Die was cut out of this piece, then stitched back into place like the piece of a puzzle.  The label on the apothecary jar was cut with the Antique Labels & Border Dies which coordinate beautifully with these sets.  Some Fancy Foliage Dies and the corner from the Ornate Borders & Flower Dies were added to finish the card.

And here is my second sample made with the Lavender stamp set:

Creative Nugget:  The bottom of this card was cut and embossed with the Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Border Die.  The same die was used on the embossed Solar Crest layer and on the matching strip of Designer Paper.   Lace, pearls, and a layered bow were added to complete the vintage look.

Here are the stamp sets and dies from the ODBD Store used to make these samples:


Here are the blog links to all of my talented Sister Sticks!

Grace * Chris Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Lori  
Julie * Sabrina * Wanda Lisa * Angie * Audrey

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you've been inspired by your visit! 
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

42 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness, girl! Each and every project you make just blows me away! I love the double gingham and the "puzzle" technique of the first, along with the yummy colors and details. The second is such a fabulous design and I LOVE the neutral colors....just gorgeous!! Happy New Year! HUGS!!!!!!!

Becky said...

Cathy what beauties your creations are...they are so soft and luscious...the colors are fabulous and your creations using the new designs are something to behold.

Grace said...

Oh Cathy you are the queen of techniques I think!!! LOVE what you did with the gingham bg!!! So much depth and I'm loving the colors! Love the gorgeous flowers and sketch!!! Wowzers gf!!!! I love the neutral tones and scoring on the second one... just stunning!!!!

Happy New Year my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Audrey Ann said...

Beautiful work as always Cathy!!! I'm so inspired by the beauty in the two-toned background on your first card - every element is beautiful on this one!! And the second just blows me away with the soft colors and beautiful touches!! Just breathtaking!! Hope you enjoy a blessed 2014 my sweet friend!
Hugs!

Kristi Laughary said...

I love your prayer in a bottle card. I am new odb. And this set has just jumped to the top of my wish list. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Tammy J said...

Your cards are gorgeous, but I love the bottom card. It stands out and is really pretty. TFS

Debby said...

Thank you for the great ideas.

Lynn said...

I love the gingham background - must have missed that stamp! TFS

Cynthia Murray said...

My favorite is the top card. It's hard for me to see possibilities in the different dies like you do. Thanks for sharing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Cathy! Love the colors and trimmings. Happy New Year!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and I like your creative nuggets.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, these cards are stunning! Especially love the scalloped bottom of the second one! Thanks for the warm welcome and happy new year to you!

Sharon Klumph said...

Dear Cathy,
I love your card made with the Lavender set! Who would not delight in getting a card like that embellished with pearls, lace and a bow! What an uplift to the heart of a dear friend! Thank you for sharing your gift!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow, both of these are just stunning, love the background on each of them, pretty scalloped borders on the second!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Totally adore the release and your cards are beautiful

Dawn said...

I always learn something here!! Your samples are just beautiful, Cathy!!! LOVE the gingham bg stamped offset in 2 colors!! Fabulous!!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are just beautiful! OKay, you have me convinced to try and get these stamps...
Happy New year to you...

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these cards are beautiful. They are so intricate with so much detail. I love that gingham back ground and the colors you used for the first card. The sentiments are wonderful.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the neutral tones of the second one. TFS

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

What lovely cards. This is the best set of stamps/ dies yet. There is so much possibility here. The die cutting and ribbon n bows just make it all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity.

Antonella said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the pretty scalloped borders on the second card and the lovely neutral colors!
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning cards Cathy! creative use of the Gingham BG on your top card!

Christine said...

Marvelous cards! Love the gingham tip!

Mary Babet said...

Beatiful cards. I especially love the detail on the first card.the gingnam make sthe whole card.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Cathy, I wish you and your hubby a very "Happy New Year" may God bless you in abundance this year! Your cards are beyond words amazing! Love them both and would so framed them if I would receive them....true masterpieces! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy New Year Sweet friend!! I hope you had a happy holiday with friends and family!!

Your creations are gorgeous as always! I just adore the first one with the purple, the coloring of the perfume bottle, the layout and design, your use of the decorative circle die and all your stitching!!

Your second is so beautiful in the neutral tones and with the added seam binding. So elegant!!

hugs,
Chris

Jo4Him said...

Awesome cards; love all the creative details. Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Awesome job love the use of gingham.

Gretchen Wilson said...

My such beautiful projects and the beautiful of the techniques you used, love the layouts and the colors, just stunning.
Happy New Year.

Lucy said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

I'd give both these beauties a 10...picture perfect! Gorgeous designs, gorgeous details and quite inspirational!

SarahGeorge said...

My goodness! Lovely lovely lovely cards!!Glad I came to visit your site from ODBD blog :) Wish you a very Happy New Year dear Cathy :)
Best regards
Sarah

morningDove said...

love lace, pearls and doggies. what more to love! my doggie has been sick and I love how you refer to "rainbow bridge." God bless this wonderful new creation.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards. Happy New Year!
~Leanne S

Donna Oates said...

Thanks so much for the idea with the gingham background stamp and then to cut it out and stitch it back in place. Very clever and it adds so much to your card. Love the projects.

April said...

I love the soft colors you used and the beautiful flowers and bows! Great job!

Caryn S said...

Nice stamping technique on the first card. They're both lovely.

Joyce Burcham said...

Gorgeous creativity in all your designs. They are so soft and pretty.
Best too you in the New Year.

Rose said...

Great cards.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Cathy! These are both so gorgeous! Love the colors on the first, so soft and pretty and I can just smell the lavender! But I am drawn to the second card, with the soft beige colors and just the hint of lavender! LOVE!!!

Sherry said...

love both cards! they are gorgeous!!

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing Cathy! LOVE the stitching and soft inking... so feminine!