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)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy 8th Anniversary to ODBD

Hello friends!  Whoooo-hoooo!  It's time for Our Daily Bread Designs to celebrate their 8th Anniversary!  I think you will agree…the stamp sets and dies being released today are just gorgeous and perfect for sending an encouraging note!  They are a tribute to our sweet, talented Grace Nywening, who also helped to design them!

Eight 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 March 18, 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 March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first sample for the Anniversary Release:

Creative Nugget:  Using the beautiful new Filigree Frames and Lavish Layers dies makes it easy to design gorgeous cards especially since they coordinate so well with the Rectangle and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Papers from the Ephemera Essentials Collection were used for several of the layers.  One of the versatile sentiments from Faith Card Sentiments was used on this sample.  The stargazer lilies from the Beauty set were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the matching Lily Die.  Some Fancy Foliage was placed behind the lilies and a silk ribbon accent added to finish the card.

My second sample uses the new Grace's Hope stamp set:

Creative Nugget:  Easter Card Collection 2016 and Pastels Papers were cut with the Lavish Layers Dies and layered onto blush card stock.  The sentiments from Grace's Hope were embossed with Liquid Platinum Powder as was the heart from the Bless Your Heart set and the butterfly from the Butterfly and Bugs set.  Both hearts were cut with the Ornate Hearts Dies and the butterfly was cut with the Butterfly and Bugs Die.  A Double Stitched Rectangle Die and a Double Stitched Star Die were used to make the banner for the HOPE sentiment.  Stitching and silk ribbon were used to finish the card.

Here are the new products used to make these cards…

…and some old favorites:

To see the whole wonderful Anniversary Release, head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Be sure to visit each of the Breadstick Designers' Blogs to see the details for each amazing project and leave your comment to be eligible for one of the eight fabulous prizes.  The links below are provided for your convenience.

Julie * Sandee * Cathy (you are here)Dawn * Lori
  Robin * Angie * Chris * Grace Lisa 
 Sabrina * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Thank you so much for stopping by…I hope you were inspired by your visit!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

41 comments:

Late Blooming said...

These are just so pretty and who wouldn't feel a special grace when receiving one.

Melissa T. said...

I love the colors you put together for your cards, just wonderful!

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely Gorgeous 1st card as I LOVE the flower, saying, and your beautiful layering and colors! Your second card HOPE is absolutely DARLING as I love the saying, frames, and hearts used, not to mention you used my favorite colors. These are sure to brighten some ones day. GORGEOUS!!!
hugs
Cheryl

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Cathy I just LOVE your lilies on the first card, wow, gorgeously colored and so rich in beauty! Love all the layers and papers too!! Your second card is beautiful as well with your signature stitching and wonderful layers and colors!! Love your sweet hearts and butterfly!

Marti said...

I love the vibrancy of your cards. I also think the "hope" card is so beautiful

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow that flower pops! great cards so very pretty!

Alicia

vickie said...

The Lily is one of my favorite flowers so naturally that card is my favorite, but both are stunning!

Amarilys said...

beautiful cards! great layering and I love the flowers on the first one!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You've used SO MANY ODB products on these Sandee! LOVELY WORK!!!! I ADORE that Lily Stamp & have it on my list to get...not to mention the NEW BUNDLE this release! LOL SUCH A SPECIAL RELEASE this month!!!! Grace REALLY works well under pressure!!!! SUCH NEEDED words for today--HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

TLady said...

OOoops! Sorry Cathy! I meant YOU, not Sandee! I forgot to write your name down as I went down the list on the hop! ;?

lynda said...

Wow, Kathymac.....I was inspired, indeed by your exquisite cards. Such lovely detail and layering. They are both lovely, and make me want to buy everything! Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Schenz said...

Cathy, your cards are gorgeous! Love the color....pink! Praying for me sweet friend Grace daily! 💖

Stampin_melissa said...

So very beautiful! I love all the little details you added!

Bunny said...

Lovely pink cards. Beautiful new dies and sentiments. I especially love the Filagree Frame.

Pam T. said...

Gorgeous! I especially love your bold color choices!

Linda Carson said...

Exceptional artwork Cathy! Love the textures, the layers and the beautiful details!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are stunning, Cathy!! I love all the layers, stitching and details!! My absolute fave is the first with the lilies, your stunning coloring, layout and bright colors!! It just pops out at you!! You never disappoint!!
hugs,
Chris

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cathy both cards are stunning my friend! I love your designs!

Sherry said...

gorgeous! love the flowers and the layering! also the stamps!

Grace said...

Oh both your cards are just gorgeous Cathy!!! I especially love the vivid liles framing the first one! So so beautiful!!! Your second one is such a pretty clever layout and I love it!!!

Hugs,
Grace

Vonnie b said...

Both cards are lovely but I’m crazy about the brightness of the Lily card. Interesting detail which is so pleasing and vibrant, yet remains elegant.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the flowers on the first one.

Debi said...

Those lovely lilies really steal the show on your first card. Beautifully done. I love how you use so many dies and stamp sets. Very creative.

Doudou said...

Great cards! Very elegant!

Leanne said...

Very pretty cards.

Dorothy S said...

Both of these cards are stunning. What elegant details on each of them...
Thanks for sharing your talent.

Caitiumom said...

Beautiful cards, love the lilies too.

Dawn said...

How beautiful, Cathy!! The lily card needs a frame! Gorgeous!! And, clever you, with that Hope banner and use of the dies!! Fabulous samples!

Stacy Sheldon said...

This is just stunningly beautiful Cathy, I love that you mixed in some of the older pieces with the new ones too. ( it really gives you an idea of the scales more than reading the numbers when you spy something else you have being used) :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, love them both!!!! Awesome colors and papers and lilies on the 1st and LOVE how you created the banner for the 2nd...super clever!!! HUGS!!

ionabunny said...

Wow. Love the intricate dies and your gorgeous lily. These cards are stunning. Hugz

Andrea La Vigne said...

Beautiful! I'm usually not a "pink" person, but I love your cards, especially the lilies on your first one. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Clickersister said...

Those patterned papers are just beautiful on your cards!So pretty!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are beautiful, Cathy! Love the layers & papers & the added images really make these special. Wonderful colors, too!

Christine said...

Whether soft or bright, your wonderful cards are in the pink! The stargazer lilies are gorgeous!

Jane Buchanan said...

What a gorgeous card, layout and design!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love both of your cards, they are beautiful. I love the lilies on the first one, you have colored them perfectly. The second one, I love the colors and the comforting scripture. The dies you used are so pretty.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful cards! so very nicely done!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning cards, Cathy! The top card just pops off the page and the bottom one is pretty and delicate!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such gorgeous cards! I especially like the bright, happy flowers on your first card. So pretty.

Kelley said...

Cathy, that lily card is to die for! Gorgeous!! And the pinkish card is so cute with the little banner!! LOVE them!!