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)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Moonlit Christmas

Hello friends!  Just popped in to share a quick Christmas card made with the new Merry Christmas Caps Die by Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative Nugget:  The night sky was created using Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto a mixed media panel that was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  A mask was cut with a Leafy Edged Border Die and used to sponge snow drifts with some of the same colors in the sky.  The panel was then cut with the Leafy Edged Border Die.  The Merry Christmas Caps Die was used to cut the greeting from the drifts saving all of the little pieces.  The greeting was cut four more times and stacked together with the sponged layer on top.   After adhering the snow drifts to the background, the greeting was popped back into place, filling in all of the little pieces from the die cut.  Sheer ribbon and tiny rhinestones were added to finish the card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge #414 - Light
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD October 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs October 2017 Release.  The clock is ticking...Autumn and Christmas are creeping up on us whether we want to admit it or not.  Our Daily Bread Designs has two new stamp sets and lots of fun dies to help get ready for the upcoming seasons.  Get ready to see some wonderful fall and Christmas projects created by the Breadstick Designers using the new release products 

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 October 2, 2017 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first sample was made with the new Be a Sunflower stamp set.

Creative Nugget: The Side-Step Card Die made it easy to create the side-step base for this sunflower card.  The panels were layered with papers from the new Follow the Son and Fall Favorites Paper Collections...love these colors!  The sentiments and sunflower images are from the Be a Sunflower stamp set.  They were cut with the new Sunflower Die and the Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Rounded Rectangles Dies.  The new Stitched Leaves Dies were used for the leaf accents.  Other Dies used include the Fence Die and the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Copic Markers were used to color the sunflower images!

My second sample uses the Card Greetings stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  As you can tell...I love to use fancy folds for card bases.  The Double Display Card Die and the Double Display Layers Dies make this fancy fold so easy.  The panels were lined with papers from the Christmas 2015 Collection and the new Christmas Coordinating 2015 Collection.  The Beautiful new Merry Christmas Caps Die was cut several times for dimension with the top layer cut from metallic gold card stock.  The sentiment from Card Greetings was embossed and layered on a Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle and matted with a Rounded Rectangle.  The new Pine Branches Dies were used to create an accent tied together with some metallic gold thread.

The card opens up to reveal the beautiful new Ornament Branch die cut.  I used the die to cut the Ornament Branch from different papers, fussy cut the die cuts apart, and pieced them back together using the different colors.  Circle Dies were used to cut coordinating papers to layer behind the gold ornaments.

Here are the fabulous 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 wonderful projects created with the October Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!

Sandee * Cathy (you are here)Dawn * Lisa * Lori 

 Grace * Kathy * Chris * Angie * Diana

Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christmas Topiaries

Hello friends!  Even though it feels like summer, it is officially autumn and that means the crunch is on to get enough Christmas cards finished before December!  The Splitcoaststampers Sketch for today was perfect for adding one more to my stash.  

Creative Nugget:  I did end up flipping the sketch to accommodate this tree in the Christmas Topiaries stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Pretty, warm country papers found in my stash were stitched together to make the card front.  The topiary was colored with Copic Markers and Glossy accents and Wink of Stella were added for shimmer, shine, and texture.  Twine speckled with gold was added along the side to finish the card.
As long as I am sharing...here is another Christmas Topiary card from the same stamp set:


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day in your neck of the woods!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, September 15, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD September 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs September 2017 Release!  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those in our country suffering loss due to the hurricanes, floods, fires and natural disasters.  These patriotic samples were made to honor those first responders working tirelessly to bring relief to our fellow Americans.


My first sample uses the USA single stamp. 

Creative Nugget:  USA was stamped repeatedly over a Kraft panel and cut with two of the Pierced Rectangle Dies.  Each piece was splattered with white acrylic paint and stitched to white card stock.  An Ornate Heart Die was used to cut the heart which was sponged and popped onto the front of the card.  USA was stamped in black, red, and blue, fussy cut and paper pieced, then added to the heart.  Sparkling Stars were cut from paper from the Stars and Stripes Collection.  The smallest stars were left overs from using the USA Flag Die.

The next sample uses the USA Flag Die and the Remembrance stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Red, White and Blue card stocks were cut using the USA Flag Die and pieced together to create the flag card front.  The Circle and Pierced Circle Dies were used to cut a metallic gold frame.  Metallic gold and blue card stocks were cut with the Sparkling Stars Dies.  The sentiment from the Remembrance stamp set was gold embossed, cut with a Circle Die and framed with a metallic gold Pierced Circle.  These pieces were put together to resemble a Medal of Honor.  Small blue stars and a gold metallic bow were added to finish the card.


My last sample uses the Defining Force single stamp.

Creative Nugget:  The Defining Force sentiment (**LOVE**) was blue embossed to the upper left part of a white panel cut with the Pierced Rectangle Die.  Two panels were cut from paper from the Stars and Stripes Collection and stitched to blue paper also from the Stars and Stripes Collection.  Sparkling Stars Dies were used to create a star frame which was tied onto the card with jute twine.  The Pennant Row Die was used to cut a banner for the top of the card.

Here are the fabulous 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 more wonderful patriotic cards created with the September Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. 



Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Topiaries

Hello friends....yes, it's time to begin working on Christmas cards!  I can't believe I just said that!  

Creative Nugget:  This beautiful topiary is part of a new set designed by Krista Hamrick and just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Layers of Echo Park papers in my stash were stitched together to make the card front.  The topiary from the Christmas Topiaries stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut with a Layered Lacey Ovals Die.  The poinsettia border at the bottom was fussy cut with the last poinsettia popped up on a die cut heart.  Some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops were added for some texture.  Today's sketch from Splitcoaststampers was used for the card design.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges: 
Allsorts Challenge Week 432 - Use at Least two DP's
Alphabet Challenge Blog - M for Make Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD September 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs September 2017 Release!  Red, white, and blue and everything patriotic is the focus this month.  The new stamps, dies, and papers are perfect for creating those patriotic cards you need for many special occasions throughout the year or just to let those serving in our military know that you appreciate their service.  There are also two new dies to make it easy to create fancy fold cards. Get ready to see some amazing patriotic projects created by the Breadstick Designers. 

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 September 2, 2017 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made with the new USA Flag Die.


Creative Nugget:  The USA Flag Die was used to cut flag pieces from white card stock and papers from the Stars and Stripes Paper Collection.  The pieces were adhered to a white panel to form the flag.  This was mounted to another paper from the Stars and Stripes Collection and then to a card base.  A sentiment from the Justice For All stamp set was red embossed on a panel cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted to a frame cut with one of the Lavish Layers Dies.  Sparkling Stars Dies were used to make starry accents to finish the card.

My second sample uses the Defining Force stamp.

Creative Nugget:  Two papers from the Stars and Stripes Collection were cut with the largest Pierced Rectangle Die, cut to fit a card front, and stitched together.  The wonderful Defining Force sentiment was embossed in red and blue.  Highlights were cut from the red sentiment and popped on top of the blue.  The panel was cut with another Pierced Rectangle Die and mounted to another panel cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die.  The Sparkling Stars Dies were used to make the star accent.  A bow was tied through the star to finish the card.

My third and final sample was made with the new Double Display Card Die and the Double Display Layers Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The Double Display Layers Dies now make this fancy fold a snap to create.  After cutting and folding the card base, layers were cut from papers from the Stars and Stripes Collection.  "God Bless" was cut using the Alphabet Dies....these are perfect for customizing a greeting or sentiment....and mounted to a panel cut with  an Ovals Die and mounted to a Layered Lacey Ovals die cut.  See the tiny little stars? They were left over from the Flag Die used on the first card at the top of this post.  The larger stars were cut with Sparkling Stars Dies. Balloons and Streamers Dies were used to make the balloon accent.

The USA stamp single was used on the inside of the card.  The stamp was embossed in black, red, and blue.  The letters were fussy cut and paper pieced to create the sentiment.

Here are the fabulous 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 wonderful projects created with the September Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!


Sandee * Cathy (you are here)Grace * Lisa * Angie 

 Lori * Chris * Dawn * Diana * Helen


Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac