And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD January 2016 Release

Hello friends!  Happy New Year and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs January 2016 Release!   Did I just say 2016? Where did 2015 go?  Our Daily Bread Designs is releasing several new Bible Journaling stamp sets, two new all occasion stamp sets, and two new die sets this month.  If you haven't jumped into Bible journaling yet, these sets are also perfect for bookmarks and cards.  Wait until you see what the talented Breadstick Designers have done with the products from this release!

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 January 2, 2016 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 January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Both of my samples were made with several of the new products being released this month!

First up…Wishing Well:

Creative Nugget:  Beautiful Boho Papers were stitched to an embossed Boho Background to create the front of my card.  A Beautiful Border die cut was also tucked into the right edge of the designer paper strips.  The Wishing Well image, colored with Copic Markers, and gray the mat were cut with the new Circle and Double Stitched Circle Dies.  One of the sentiments from the Wishing Well stamp set was white embossed on gray card stock and the end cut with a Pennant Die.  The floral embellishment was made with the Pretty Posies Dies and the Fancy Foliage Dies.  A few Prills were added to the center of the flowers to finish the card.

My next sample is a Bible Journaling page made with one of the new Bible Journaling stamp sets, My Refuge.

Creative Nugget:  My Bible Journal page was prepped with a thin coat of TriArt Clear Gesso.  Letter Stencils were adhered to the page with repositional glue dots and Distress Inks were used to sponge over the letters.  A Micron pen was used to outline the letters and Art Anthology Gilded Gold Colorations Spray was used to add shimmer to the page.  The letter stencils were gently removed from the page.  My Refuge was stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar Crest card stock, the cabin and edges were masked, and the same colors used on the Bible page were then sponged on the stamped scene.  The cabin and path were colored with Copic Markers and Wink of Stella Markers were used to color the flowers.  The Gilded Gold spray was added for shimmer.  The illustrated verse was attached to the Bible page along the right edge using Washi Tape.

 This photo shows the shimmer a little better.

My Refuge was lightly stamped in the margin of the Bible and notes were written over the image.  The Tip-In folds out to reveal the notes taken on the selected scripture verse.

Here are the beautiful 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 breathtaking 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.  You are sure to be inspired by what you see!  While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!


Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Robin C. * Robin T. * Lori  

Sandee * Angie * Lisa * Chris * Sabrina * Diana * Silke 

Thanks so much for stopping by…enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

58 comments:

Ina Eisen said...

Cathy, I love seeing your beautiful handiwork. The wishing well card is lovely. but the Bible journalling is superb! I love the stencilled letters. The journal verse is so beautifully done and coloured and I love that it is in the form of a flap that opens up to your notes. Many blessings in 2016.

Paula Hymel said...

Oh my word! These are the most beautiful stamps and cards ever!thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Grace said...

Love love love them both Cathy! I especially love your Bible journal page! Love the stenciled letters and how you attached the journal stamped image! Beautiful work as always my friend! Thanks also for the drop dead gorgeous Christmas card!!! Wow!

Happy New Year!!!
hugs,
Grace

Frank Homenick said...

Your colors are fantastic!! Thank you for your beautiful cards.

Sandee said...

Cathy your Wishing Well card is beautiful! And your Bible journal page is absolutely incredible! WOW!!! I am blown away and will be studying your techniques for my future pages! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and tag Cathymac. Love the embossing and stitching on the card.

Dawn said...

What beautiful samples, Cathy! Love your bible page! Happy new year!

Frank Homenick said...

Very nice cards thank you for sharing

Victoria Wienke said...

Love the offerings this month! Great diversity and lots of inspiration from the design team. Great work..can't wait to try some of the ideas!

Frank Homenick said...

Beautiful work. Never would have thought of doing Bible journaling.Thank you for sharing your talents. May the Lord bless you abundantly in 2016

Karen said...

I started Bible Art this year, and these stamps are perfect! Thank you for the Inspiration!

Jo Ausmus said...

I love your Bible Journaling page! How awesome is that?! It's not only gorgeous, but you can still read the words of God through it. I never would have thought of doing that. You've inspired me to give it a try!

Debby said...

I love both of them. They are works of art.

America said...

Hi Teamie Cathy! What gorgeous Bible journaling with stunning colors. WOWZERS!! Your card is fantastic too! I love your amazing details Happy New Year to you my Friend! :)

Kim H said...

This Bible page is SO BEAUTIFUL! I can't get myself to write in my Bible let alone ink it!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your wishing well card is beautiful, but the Bible Journaling page is absolutely fantastic. I love the new stamps made for this purpose. I also like how you sponged around the letters. Thank you, for sharing with us.

Robin Clendenning said...

Where do I begin Cathy? Well how about Happy New Year to start!!
I can't get over how BEAUTIFUL your Bible journaling art work turned out!! I don't think this is your first!! I am floored to say the least! I love how you added color to the entire page and your stenciled letters are genius! Great idea to have the flip out as well so that you can journal underneath!!
Gorgeous my friend!

Janett Ray said...

The wishing well card is so beautiful with all the details and layers. But the Bible is so interesting I haven't look in to this and your pages are so inspiring.Thank you for this look in to a new and growing trend. It is so beautiful.

Sheri said...

Just stunning! I am just beginning my own Bible Journal so I think this is a must have. I am delighted to see all of the ideas as I am starting with a blank slate!

Laurie B. said...

Your wishing well card is beautiful, and the Bible journal page is stunning. The coordinating colors pull it all together. Bible journaling is new to me, looks like fun!

Sarosa said...

Your well looks so authentic by your coloring, wow! But the Bible journal pages ... wow!!! I would love to see more of these, even if the stamps are not specifically made for journals.

Additionally, I'd love to know ... what Bible is that? I've been thinking about doing an art journal Bible for sometime, but have not found the wide margins I want, though I did see one in a version I was not interested in. Please post! Thanks!

Christine said...

Your work is a gift from God and must make Him smile! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for a very blessed 2016!

Roseanna C said...

Love your bible page!

Robin said...

Happy New Year Cathy! Love the embossing using the Boho background die, really adds dimension. Also like the laying on the wishing well card! Beautifully colored Bible Journal stamp, stunning!! Hugs

Gail said...

Cathy - what an amazing Bible Journal creation - I love that look and the card is beautiful - love the pop of flowers Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year - blessings!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 is wonderful! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Shelia said...

OH I really like both of these gorgeous creations! The journal creation is fabulous!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both so pretty, Cathy! Love the texture & sewing on the wishing well & you Bible journaling is so beautiful! Love the colors & stenciled letters.

Pamela Haskin said...

You certainly made your Bible page beautiful! Thanks for telling about using the gesso. I was wondering how you kept the inks from bleeding through the pages. This is the first I'm seeing of Bible journaling. I don't have all the extra room on the side of my pages, but I'm loving the idea of all this. THanks for sharing with us.

JoAnn said...

Love both of your projects. The Wishing Well card is lovely and your Bible Journaling is beautiful.

Pati said...

Beautiful work! Cool coloring of the wishing well & I love your fun flowers made with the matching stripes of dp! Lovely coloring on the journaling, esp. with the cabin background matching up with your page! I like the idea of taping the cabin one onto the page, whether it be over another stamped image or personal scripture notes.

ionabunny said...

Love your layered wishingwell card. So beautifuly coloured. Hugz

TLady said...

Cathy, your coloring is WONDERFUL on this!!! I like the idea that you can still read the page too. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Sherry said...

Happy New Year!! love your projects!! very pretty!

Tracy said...

Inspiring work, I am loving the new bible journaling stamps!

Sue D said...

Lovely card and I really like the Bible journal page.

kellymotz said...

I love the combination of patterned and textured papers on your wishing well card. Really looks full and beautiful.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card and love your Bible journaling. I just started and am so glad to see the stamps.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome projects! Love your coloring on that pretty wishing well!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Cathy...These two cards are just stunning...Love how you used the book mark on your bible page..awesome idea!!so beautifully coloured too!!

Alshandra said...

Cathy I love your samples - so beautiful!

Gini Williams Cagle said...

What a great hop, and your coloring is gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Linda Carson said...

The Bible journaling is so exciting and your example is outstanding! Love it and your beautiful card!

Sillyfilly said...

Cathy the wishing well card is beautiful. I must confess the Bible journaling is gorgeous! Thanks for your inspiration.

Peggy said...

Amazing Bible journaling. Thank you for sharing.
God bless,
Peggy A

Donna DeWitt said...

Wow, Cathy! Your Bible journaling is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing it with us, please share more creations! I've been watching journaling on Pinterest for the last couple months and this is my New Year resolution, purchase s journaling Bible and create! Thank you and ODBD for making this a complete reality! I wish you will share more with us, especially provide some basic guidance for us newbie. LOVE your work! Great job!

Vickie ODell said...

I truly loved your card but then I saw your Bible art journaling and was inspired to make it as a flap so more notes could be written underneath. That idea just freed me to do more because I kept thinking, "What if I want to take other notes on that page?" Thanks for the solution and inspiration!

Conniecrafter said...

Excellent coloring on your well and like the embossed background, the journaling looks great in your bible, love the colors there too and applying it with washi tape is a great idea!

Debbie Vasel said...

You make such lovely cards. The wishing well card is perfect.

Lori said...

Your Bible journal page is stunning. I'm just getting started with mine and you have certainly inspired me. thank you so much and blessings to you for 2016

Kim P said...

I realize Bible journaling and art are popular, but never truly understood it. Your pages are beautiful! I may try this after all!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous card with perfect coloring and I love the flowers cut from the coordinating designer paper! Your Bible journaling is AWESOME!! Beautiful colors, love the stenciled letters, and I love how you attached the journaling stamp with your hand-written notes underneath! Fabulous job!! HUGS!!

Lois said...

Two wonderful projects, Cathy! I love the stenciled letters on your journal page.

Diana Nguyen said...

Both are beautiful! I'm a huge fan of your coloring skills and I'm so excited to see pages from your Bible! Happy New Year!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great card! I love the flowers! have a great day!

Alicia

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous samples Cathy! Happy New Year to you ❤️!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cathy! You never cease to amaze me!! I adore what you did with the journaling!! So gorgeous!! I love how it opens up and your coloration and coloring is gorgeous! Great design! The card is so textured and colored to perfection as well!! Love it!! Happy New Year my friend!

Sorry, it took me so long to comment...I have not been feeling to well.

hugs,
Chris

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful projects, Cathy! Love the colors and design on your Wishing Well card, the details and added journaling on your Bible page are fantastic!