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)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kelley!

Today a few of the "Breadsticks" have gotten together to celebrate the birthday of Kelley Holland, owner and mastermind of Our Daily Bread Designs, by surprising her with this Birthday Blog Hop!  (At least we hope it is a surprise…it's hard to keep a secret from this lady!)  We hope you will hop along with us and share your own birthday wishes for Kelley!  If you've arrived here from Angie's gorgeous blog, you are in the right place…if not you may want to return to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the beauty and birthday cheer!

Have a wonderful and blessed birthday, Kelley!
RELAX and allow your family to pamper you on your special day!
We hope you enjoy these projects created just for you!

Here is the card I created for Kelley using 
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and dies:
Creative Nugget:  The main panel was created on mixed media paper.  Modeling Paste was used to make the chevron stripes and a little Mowed Lawn distress ink was sponged on them.  Splatters of gray watercolor and Spun Sugar distress ink were added next. The layered flower was cut from Solar Crest paper using the Asters and Leaves Dies.  Spun Sugar was sponged on the petals and Picked Raspberry was used on the tips.  Solar Crest paper was sponged with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks before being cut with the leaves, also from the Asters and Leaves die set.  The flower center was sponged and covered with Glossy Accents and micro beads.  The leafy flourish was cut from Smokey Shadow card stock using the Fancy Foliage Dies.  A birthday greeting from the All Occasion Sentiments stamp set was embossed using Liquid Platinum embossing powder on a piece of vellum.  A few scattered pearls finish the card!

Now off you go to the talented Silke
but just in case you've lost the way, here is the whole line up of blogs celebrating Kelley's birthday today:

Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

  Cathy (That's me)


Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you enjoy the hop!



Angella D. Crockett said...

Super creative and super gorgeous, Cathy!!! Love the background and the pink-tipped aster looks amazing!! HUGS!!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like the tips of the flower a darker pink and neat background!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE, love, love this mixed media creation! The chevron texture, the splatters, vellum sentiment, clean design...some of my fave elements!

Irish Cherokee said...

Soft, simple and beautiful. - Jim

Unknown said...

You are clever making your background paper! Love the use of the vellum Cathy! Such a pretty flower!!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cathy!! (So, does Kelley love pink? Hee) Love your pretty pink! Love the asters and your bg rocks!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your use of mixed media, your zinnia, your use of vellum, and your gorgeous and creative design is stunning!! There is so much eye candy!! Kelley will love it!!

Dawn said...

Cathy, that flower is just beautiful! Love the pink tipped petals! A lovely card for Kell!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, I love the mixed media techniques you've used and the sponged flower! SO beautiful with the striking Smoky Shadow for contrast. I love the pearls and the sentiment on vellum! Really beautiful, and I know Kelley is going to LOVE this! Hugs, sweet friend!

Grace said...

Oh Cathy.... you are really rocking the mixed media projects you've done! Love the chevron texture you added, and the color combo is gorgeous! The vellum banner is perfect for softness and the entire design is just beautiful!!! Kelley will love it!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Mixed Media card Cathy, wonderful addition of the Chevron stencil under the Aster!

Alshandra said...

So pretty Cathy and so creative! I LOVE the background you created and your aster and leaves are gorgeous! Love the layout and the colours are gorgeous!

Kelley said...

Wow, mastermind? LOL!!! Thanks so much, Cathy, for participating in my awesome surprise and for making this really cool card!! Hugs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. Love the layered flower and the textured background.