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, October 19, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD October 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD October 2018 Release.  October's release is perfect for your Christmas crafting!


My sample uses the new the Christmas Card Verses stamp set and the Diorama With Layers Dies.


Creative Nugget:  The fancy fold card base was cut with the Diorama With Layers Dies.  Christmas Collection 2014 papers were used for the layers on the diorama.  The decorative panels were cut with a combination of dies...the City Skyline Border, one of the Bethlehem Dies, the Neighborhood Border which was used to cut mixed media paper and watercolored, and a Cloud Border. The sentiment from the Christmas Card Verses was gray embossed and an organdy bow was added to finish the card.


Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, Facebook Page, and Instagram to see more beautiful samples created with the October Release products by the Breadbasket Designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Sparkling Stars

Hello friends!  It's Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs and the features for today are the Sparkling Stars Dies and the Double Stitched Stars Dies.  Star dies are so versatile...they can be used for almost any occasion, even Christmas!


Creative Nugget:  The Double Stitched Stars Dies were used to cut kraft, red and green card stock while the Sparkling Stars Dies were used to cut papers from the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad.  the stars were layered and mounted to a circular wreath shape cut with Pierced Circle Dies.  Coordinating paper was stitched to the card base and the Large Banner Dies were used to cut the banners on which the star wreath was mounted.  A sentiment from the Christmas Card Verses stamp set was white embossed on a Pennant Flag die cut.  The banners were wrapped with twine and the clear embossed bow was cut with one of the Christmas Bells Dies...a new die from the November 2018 Bread Basket Pre-Order Bundle.  



Thanks so much for stopping by...Enjoy your day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ODBD November Pre-Order Special


Hello everyone!  Our Daily Bread Designs will be releasing some wonderful new stamp and die sets in November that are perfect for your Christmas crafting.  Since it is not too early to begin crafting for Christmas, these new product bundles are available now for pre-order...and even better the bundles are available at a discount.  Some of the papers and dies from the November 2018 Bread Basket Bundle were used to create my card for today.


Creative Nugget:   A Double Stitched Circle Die was used to cut an aperture window from a card stock panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  A sentiment from the Christmas Card Verses Stamp Set was gold embossed on this panel and sponging was added.   Paper from the Christmas Collection 2018 was mounted to the card front behind the window.  The Christmas Bells Dies were used to cut and emboss the bells, bow and holly leaves. These were sponged while still in the dies and were clear embossed to add some shine.  The bells were hung with gold metallic thread to show through the window.

Here are the Pre-Order Bundles now available from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store:

Be sure to stop over at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to see more gorgeous samples using the Pre-Order Bundles created by the talented Bread Stick Designers.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...happy shopping...happy stamping!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Latte Plaids

Hello, friends!  Today I'm sharing two cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using some of the new stamp sets from the October release.

Distress Oxide Inks were smooshed onto a mixed media panel and then stamped with one of the plaids from the new Texture Tiles 4 stamp set...after all, who does't love a warm, cozy flannel plaid?  This panel was cut apart and the parts were used to create both cards. 


Creative Nugget:  One of the plaid sections was stitched to the left side of this card.  The snow globe from the Winter Wonderland stamp set was filled with some of the small images from the set to create a winter scene. A little sparkle was added to the snowy slopes and Glossy Accents applied to the windows on the church.

Although I am not a coffee drinker, the Jesus & Coffee stamp set is wonderful for creating cute cards for coffee loving friends and Bible journaling pages.

Creative Nugget:  The other plaid Oxide Ink section was stitched to the center of this card.  The different mugs and cups from the Jesus & Coffee stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped onto the card.  The sentiment was made with words from the So Thankful and Jesus & Coffee stamp sets.  Sequins were added to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...Happy stamping until next time!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Two for Tuesday - Great Joy

Hello friends!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  It's not too early to begin working on those Christmas cards.


Creative Nugget:  For the CAS version of my card, layers of white and black card stock were cut with Pierced Rectangle and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  A window was cut with one of the Tri-Shutter Layers Dies.  Letter J, Letter O and Letter Y dies were used to cut mixed media paper smooshed with Distress Oxide Inks.  The sentiment from the Great Joy Stamp/Die Duo was stamped under the letters after masking off the word "Joy." The poinsettia accent was cut from the left over mixed media panel using the Peaceful Poinsettia Dies.


Creative Nugget:  Paper from the Holly Jolly Collection and a Neighborhood Border die cut were added behind the window on the stepped up version of my card.  Extra layers on the poinsettia were cut with the Merry Mosaics Dies from the same sheet of designer paper.

Be sure to hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to see more Two for Tuesday creations!


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rise and Grind

Hello, friends!  Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches 357 and some new stamps just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  This card is for all of you coffee lovers out there...(I'm going to pretend that these are cups of hot chocolate)!

Creative Nugget:  Blueprint Sketch, Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Inks were used to create the "Smooshed" panel on the left.  The plaid is from the new Texture Tiles 4 stamp set and the colorful coffee cups from the Jesus & Coffee stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped onto the card.  The sentiment is also from the Jesus & Coffee stamp set and was white embossed.  Stitching was added to finish the card.

This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a cuppa for me!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Cathedral Window Die

Hello friends!  It's Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs and the features for today are the Cathedral Window Die and the Cathedral Window Marble stamp.  The Cathedral Window products are beautiful and are perfect for any occasion, but I chose to make a Christmas card.


Creative Nugget:  The Cathedral Window Marble was stamped onto a Distress Oxide panel, cut with the Cathedral Window Die and the stained glass panes were covered with Glossy Accents. Gray and cream card stocks were also cut with the die and layered to make the window which was popped onto a Lattice Background die cut and paper from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014.  The vintage light from the new Christmas Greetings Stamp/Die duo was used to decorate the window for Christmas along with some greens cut with the Pine Branches Dies.  The sentiment was stamped on a tag cut from the A Gift For You Dies.  

To see more samples using the Cathedral Window Die head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.




This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...Enjoy your day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, October 1, 2018

Welcome to the ODBD October 2018 Release

Hello, friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs October 2018 Release.  It's not too early to begin thinking about all of those Christmas cards you will need for the upcoming Christmas season.  This month's ODBD release is filled with wonderful stamps sets and dies perfect for your Christmas crafting!

My first sample was made with the new Great Joy Stamp/Die Duo, the Diorama with Layers Dies, and the Bethlehem Dies

Creative Nugget:  The Diorama Dies were cut from card stock and the Diorama Layers Dies were cut from papers from the Christmas Card Collection 2016.   The back panel of the diorama was splattered with acrylic paint and rays were sponged with white ink.  One of the Splendorous Stars Dies was used to cut a star for the night sky.  The wise men from the Great Joy Stamp/Die Duo were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating die.  The divider panels inside the diorama were layered with cuts made with the Bethlehem Dies.  The sentiment was cut with a Pennant Flag Die and added to the top of the diorama.

My second samples made with the new Christmas Greetings Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  Layers of papers from the Christmas Collection 2015 and Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Pads were cut with Pierced Rectangle, Double Stitched Rectangle, and Lavish Layers Dies.  The vintage Christmas light and pine bough from the Christmas Greetings Stamp/Die Duo were stamped on the lavish layers panel and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was gold embossed and attached to the bottom of the card.  A metallic gold bow was added to the pine bough to finish the card.

These new products from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store were used to create the cards above...



Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired to start those Christmas cards!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hug in a Mug

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for National Coffee Day.  Now...I am not a coffee drinker, but I love the smell of coffee, coffee ice cream, and coffee stamps...especially the Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo from Our Daily Bread Designs.


Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Latte Love Paper Pad were cut with Pierced Rectangle Dies and stitched together for the card front.  Rounded Rectangle and Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies were used to cut the smooshed inky Distress Oxide panel.  The sentiment and coffee cups from the Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo were stamped, paper pieced and mounted to the card front with foam tape.  Splatters and a few sequins were added to finish the card.

Be sure to hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to join the hop for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

This card will be submitted to the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...take time to enjoy a cozy hug in a mug!

Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, September 28, 2018

Fall into Christmas

Hello friends!   Now that fall is officially here, I plan to enjoy the crisp mornings and falling leaves even though we are already seeing signs of Christmas!  Today I am sharing several cards from the SNSS August and September 2018 releases on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  First...my fall card:

Creative Nugget:  This jolly scarecrow from the Happy Scarecrow stamp set just make me so...HAPPY!  All of the images were colored with Copic Markers and were mounted to a watercolored panel made with Distress Oxide Inks.  The brown horizontal panel was also made with DOX inks and the Texture Tiles 2 stamp set. The sentiment was cut with a stitched circle die and some jute twine was added to complete the card.

Now...on to Christmas!

Creative Nugget:  The holly leaves from the Winter Birds set was stamped around the outside border of a panel and colored with Copic Markers.  The center of this panel was cut with a stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment was stamped, a Texture Tiles 3 image was lightly stamped in blue ink and texture was added with an impression plate.  The panel was mounted to black card stock and popped back onto the border.  The dove was colored, cut out and mounted to the center with foam tape and sequins were added to finish the card.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...take time to enjoy fall!

Hugs,
Cathy

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Christmas with Winter Birds

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using the wonderful new Winter Birds stamp set designed by Krista Hamrick!


Creative Nugget:  The cardinal and the chickadee from the Winter Birds stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and placed on the hanging ornaments which were made with an old retired ornaments die.  The ornaments were layered onto a textured background with some holly leaves in the corner.  The sentiment was white embossed on a black banner.  Some Glossy Accents on the berries and metallic thread bows finish off the card.

Creative Nugget:  The black color block frame was cut with a Tailored Expressions die and each section of the frame was filled with elements from the Winter Birds stamp set.  Black Nuvo drops were added for some extra texture.

These Christmas cards will be perfect for some of the "boys" in my family this Christmas!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


My thoughts and prayers are for all those impacted by Hurricane Florence...stay safe!

Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, September 14, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD September 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD September 2018 Release.  September's release is all about music.


My first sample uses the new the Marvelous Things stamp set

Creative Nugget:  The Tri-Shutter Card Die was used to cut the card base.  Papers from the Notable Notes Paper Pad were cut with the Tri-Shutter Layers Dies.  The Musical Notes Background Die was used to cut the black musical score which was layered onto the center panel. The instruments from the Marvelous Things set were stamped on an Oval Stitched Rows die cut while the sentiment was embossed on a panel cut with the Pierced Circles Die and layered onto papers cut with a Circles Die and a Fancy Circles Die.  The treble clef was cut with one of the Musical Notes Dies and added to the sides of the card.

My second sample uses the Old Rugged Cross Background and Musical Notes Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The Old Rugged Cross Background was stamped onto one of the papers from the Notable Notes Paper Pad and cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Coordinating papers were cut with a Leafy Edged Border Die and layered on the bottom of the Old Rugged Cross panel.  Ornamental Cross Dies and Musical Notes Dies were also cut from Notable Notes papers and black card stock to embellish the card.  A sentiment from the Marvelous Things set was embossed on a Pennant Flag die cut banner to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, Facebook Page, and Instagram to see more beautiful samples created with the September Release products by the Breadbasket Designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SNSS - Winter Birds

Hello friends!  Praying for those on the East Coast as they prepare for Hurricane Florence...stay safe!

All the rain we've been having is an incentive to stay inside and get stamping projects finished.  Today I'm sharing a card using the new Winter Birds stamp set just release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, a new technique, and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Creative Nugget:  Forest Moss, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks were applied directly to a tree stencil. This was spritzed with water and pressed onto a piece of heavy mixed media paper.  I rubbed the back of the stencil with a paper towel, carefully lifted the stencil off the paper and dried the inks with a heat tool to create the background.  A frame was cut using stitched rectangle dies.  The sentiment from the Truth Quotes 1 stamp set was embossed inside the frame. The blue jay and holly leaves from the Winter Birds set were colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents applied to the berries.  Clear Nuvo Drops were added to finish the card.


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Two for Tuesday - Marvelous Birthday

Hello friends!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Time for a musical birthday celebration!


Creative Nugget:  The Musical Notes Background Die was use to cut the musical score which was attached to a white panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  A third white panel was cut with one of the Leafy Edged Borders Dies on which a sentiment from the Marvelous Things stamp set was embossed.  The new Alphabet Flags Dies were used to cut the "CELEBRATE" banner. The paper pieced cupcake was stamped and cut with the All God's Blessings Stamp/Die Duo.  A dusting of Frosting Powder was added to the icing on the cupcake...YUM!

Creative Nugget:  Paper from the Birthday Bash Paper Collection was added behind the Musical Notes Background.  Musical notes were cut with the new Musical Notes Dies and added to the card. A Fancy Circle die cut was added behind the cupcake to finish the stepped up version.  

Be sure to hop on over to the ODBD Blog to see more Two for Tuesday creations!


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:
The Card Concept: September 5 (Colorful Basics) (Clean and Layered card inspired by the colors at The Card Concept.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Flourished Star Pattern Die

Hello friends!  It's Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs and the feature for today is the Flourished Star Pattern Die.  While this die is perfect for creating cards for any occasion, I chose to use it to complete a Christmas card for the upcoming Christmas season.


Creative Nugget:  After cutting the Flourished Star Pattern Die from White card stock and embossing it, a frame was cut using one of the Splendorous Star Dies.   The Holy Night Die was used to cut the manger scene from black card stock which was layered behind the frame.  The frame and manger scene were mounted to paper from the Winter Collection 2014.  The small Splendorous Star Die was also cut from the paper and adhered to the frame.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Large Banner die cut which was placed under the silhouette scene.  Gem stones were added to complete the card.

To see more samples using the Flourished Star Pattern Die head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.


Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Autumn Mums Birthday

Hello sweet friends!  Today I'm sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog...this is one of them.  Now that September has arrived, it will not be long until we start to see the splash of beautiful fall colors displayed on trees and foliage.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were applied to a stencil, spritzed with water, and pressed onto mixed media paper to create the background. The mums from the Autumn Mum Greetings were masked and stamped onto the bottom of the panel.  A rectangle was cut from the panel and the mums on this portion were colored with Copic Markers.  The colored mums were mounted to black card stock and popped back into the card.  Several more mums were colored, cut out, and popped onto the card for additional dimension.  A sentiment from the So Happy stamp set, some twine, and a few splatters were aded to finish the card.


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

Hugs,
Cathymac