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 19, 2016

Looking Back at the ODBD February 2016 Release

Welcome, my friends!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs February 2016 Release.  Easter is early this year so I used some of the ODBD new products to make an Easter card.

My sample today uses the beautiful Flourished Happy Easter stamp.

Creative Nugget:  Flourished Happy Easter was embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and the panel cut with one of the Layered Lacey Square Dies.  Each panel was made using the Easter Card Collection 2016 and Pastel Paper Packs and were matted with orchid card stock following the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week.  Decorative Corners were added under the sentiment panel as well as a silk bow.  The flowers were cut with the new Bitty Blossoms and Fancy Foliage Dies.  Pearls were added to the centers of the flowers.

Here are the new products from the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store used to make this card…

…and some old favorites:

To see more beautiful creations using these new products, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Be sure to visit each of the designers' blogs to see the details for each card and leave a little love behind!

Cathy (that's me)Robin T. * Julie * Robin C. * Dawn 
 Lori * Sandee * Sabrina * Silke * Chris

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO435

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #181 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Some Bunny Loves You

Hello friends!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner I couldn't resist all the lovely challenges out there to inspire a card for my hubby.

Creative Nugget:  Pink and red Kuretake watercolors were splattered and dripped onto a piece of watercolor paper to create the background.  Three strips of washi tape were added and a heart cut using a Spellbinders Heart Nestie.  The adorable bunny was inspired by the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use something that skips, hops, jumps or LEAPS and is from the Valentine Critters stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The bunny was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the matching Valentine Critters Die.  The design of the card was inspired by the (CAS)E This Sketch Challenge which I will be getting in just under the wire!

The colors were inspired by The Card Concept challenge for this week.  I used the clean and layered style for my card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It - WT570
(CAS)E This Sketch - CTS #158
The Card Concept #48 - Sweet Hearts
Aud Sentiments #148 - Use a Love Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door (Feb 9-15) - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting...hope you were inspired!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pastel Posies

Hello friends!  More snow means more stamping time…Woooo-hooo!  This card was made for the Sketch Challenge today on Splitcoaststampers! 

Creative Nugget:  Love the pastel colors on the new paper packs released by Our Daily Bread Designs earlier this month...Pastel Paper Pack and Easter Card Collection 2016.  The sentiments are from the Many Thanks stamp set and the dies used were the Circle and Double Stitched Circle Dies, Pretty Posies Dies, Fancy Foliage Die, Easter Eggs Die, Beautiful Borders Die, and the Pennant Die.  Pearls and a little ribbon were addd to finish the card.
This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay safe and stay warm!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Just Tape It!

Hello friends…happy Friday!  

Is there a day that goes by that you don't use some kind of tape…packing tape, scotch tape, duct tape, masking tape…oh, and don't forget that washi tape?  I have two cards using two different kinds of tape to share with you today.

Creative Nugget:  Where's the tape on this card?  The distress inks (Fossilized Amber, Orange Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass) were applied with masking tape.  Water was dropped on the horizon so the blues would blend and drip down the card front. The image and the sentiment come from one of my favorite stamp sets by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps…The Sea.

Now for a little bit of washi tape!
Creative Nugget:  Washi tape was applied on the diagonal for the side panel.  The hearts from the Grunge Elements 2 stamp set were clear embossed and Color Burst powders were spritzed with water to create the background.  There's Cocoa popping out to send a little love from the Cocoa Sends Love digital stamp set.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…have an inspiring Friday!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD February 2016 Release

Hello friends!  Happy Monday…here we are in February already and time for the Our Daily Bread Designs February 2016 Release!  Our Daily Bread Designs is releasing several stamp sets and dies perfect for your Easter creations as well as creating thank you cards which are perfect for any time of the year.  The talented Breadstick Designers have been busy making gorgeous samples for your 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, 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 February 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!

Creative Nugget:  The background panel was made by white embossing the Easter Egg Background on Neenah card stock and randomly sponging distress inks to cover the whole panel.  The center was cut out with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die, embossed with the Boho Background Die, stitched to white card stock, and mounted back in place.  The Flourished Happy Easter was clear embossed with VersaMark and Milled Lavender Distress ink, cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die, and stitched to a piece of paper from the Pastel Paper Pack.  Two of the Ornamental Crosses Dies were used to create the layered cross.  White ribbon ties everything together.

My next sample was made with the new Easter Basket Dies and Easter Eggs Dies.
Creative Nugget:   The Easter Egg Background was white embossed on a piece of paper from the Easter Card Collection 2016.  The Leafy Edged Border Die and the Grass Border Die were used to create the foreground from Pastel and Blushing Rose papers.  The basket from the Basket of Blessing stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the Easter Basket Die.   Easter Eggs Dies and papers from both of the new paper collections were used to fill the basket with Easter eggs and flowers. Double Stitched Circle Dies were used to cut the little tag which was embossed with one of the sentiments from the Basket of Blessings stamp set.  A bow and some pearls were added to finish the card.

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 February 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 * Robin C. * Sandee * Julie * Dawn * Lori 
 Robin T. * Chris * Angie * Silke * Lisa * Diana * Sabrina

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