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, April 20, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD April 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD April 2018 Release.  I have a few projects to share with you using the Wavy Words Stamp/Die Duo Set released this month.  The banner die and sentiments in this set are so versatile and perfect for many different occasions. 


Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Boho Bolds Paper Pad were cut with a Pierced Rectangles Die and stitched together to make the background for this card.  The sentiment was embossed on the banner die cut and popped up over a circle frame cut with the Filigree Circles, and Pierced Circles dies.  A Beautiful Border was added along with a tassel made from dies from the Timeless Tote die set.


A matching tote and little purse was made using the same papers from the Boho Bolds Paper pad and the Timeless Tote Dies, Timeless Tote Layers Dies, and the Petite Pocketbook Dies.  The petite pocketbook is perfect for a monetary gift or gift card and tucks right inside the tote.

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

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ODBD Throwback Thursday - Zinnia Bundle

Hello friends! Today is Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs  and the featured stamp set for today is the Zinnia Bundle which includes the Zinnia stamp set and the coordinating dies. 

Creative Nugget:  The zinnia flowers from the Zinnia Bundle were white embossed on a piece of mixed media paper and cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die to create the background.  Mustard Seed, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks were applied over the embossing and spritzed with water.  Filigree Circle Dies were used to cut a circle from the panel which was backed with papers from the Fall Favorites Paper Pad.  The same oxide inks were applied to another piece of Mixed Media paper.  The zinnias and sentiment were stamped with archival ink from this piece and cut with the coordinating zinnia dies and a Filigree Circle Die. Some Fancy Foliage and a small ladybug were added to finish the card.  


To see more samples using the All Mothers stamp set head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.


Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Mother's Love Never Fails

Hello friends!  I have a card made for several challenges using a new stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, A Mother's Love.

Creative Nugget: Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks were sponged through a Gina K. Rose Swirl Stencil and spritzed with a mist of water to create the background.  Black splatters were added.  The striped paper was made with thin strips of black card stock glued to white card stock and pressed through the Big Shot.  The silhouette image and the sentiment are from a new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called A Mother's Love.  The design is from Freshly Made Sketches but the orientation was changed.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches - FMS332








Just Us Girls #436 - Trend Week:Black and White Stripes









Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #287 - Make Your Mark
Always Fun Challenge #53 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by...Hope you can enjoy some beautiful spring weather today!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rose Banner

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a set of note cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and thought I would share here as well.  I've been having fun with the new Stamp of the Month for April 2018.  Not only is the Rose Banner Stamp Set designed by Nina Brackett beautiful and fun to use, but you can get it for free with a $75 purchase...however, only until the end of April 30th.


Creative Nugget: A background was made using different colors of Oxide inks on mixed media paper.  Texture was added using the Texture Tiles and coordinated ink colors.  The rose image was placed in my Misti tool and stamped with archival ink.  The rose and leaves were then painted with white gesso.  The panel was put back into the Misti and stamped again with archival ink.  A light wash of color was then added to portions of the flower and the leaves using watered down Oxide inks.  Different sentiments from the Rose Banner set were stamped on each card.  Love how the rose image pops against the bold background colors!



These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, April 6, 2018

One of a Kind

Hello friends!  Have you had a chance to check out the April release from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps?  I just love this adorable unicorn from the new Be Unique Stamp Set.

Creative Nugget:  The AWESOME sentiment from the Be Unique stamp set was stamped repeatedly in rainbow colors across the background of the card.  The unicorn was stamped and fussy cut three times with one of the unicorns colored with rainbow colors, making it one of a kind.

The April 2018 Stamp of the Month is the beautiful Rose Banner Stamp Set designed by Nina Brackett and is free with a $75 purchase..

Creative Nugget:  Dare 2B Artzy papers were used for the design of the card.  The banner from the Rose Banner Stamp Set was cut apart and the sentiment added.  The small butterflies from the set and one of the Majestic Monarchs were added to a panel stamped with one of the Texture Tiles (**LOVE this stamp set**) along with a few sequins.


Be sure to check the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Facebook for more samples made with these sets.

These cards will be submitted for the following Challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, April 5, 2018

ODBD Throwback Thursday - All Mothers

Hello friends! Today is Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs  and the featured stamp set for today is All Mothers.  The sentiments in this wonderful set can stand alone or be combined with any stamp set you have and is perfect for any of the women in your family...mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, etc.!


Creative Nugget: The beautiful papers on this card are from the Romantic Rose Paper Pad.  The sentiment from the All Mothers stamp set was embossed on a banner cut with the Pennant Flags and Double Stitched Pennant Flags dies.  Other dies from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store include Pierced Rectangles, Circles, Filigree Circles, Trellis Strip, Bitty Butterflies, and Bitty Blossoms.



To see more samples using the All Mothers stamp set head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, April 2, 2018

Welcome to the ODBD April 2018 Release

Good morning, friends and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs April Release.  The stamps and dies being released are perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day AND masculine and feminine cards needed throughout the year.  

Let's take care of Mother's Day first.  My first sample uses the new The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Shabby Rose Paper Pad were used to create this Mother's Day card.  The panels of paper were cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and were stitched to a matching piece of card stock.  A Beautiful Border die cut separate the two panels.  A frame was cut with the Large Banners Dies and was backed with a piece of vellum.  The butterflies from The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo were white embossed on the patterned paper and cut with the coordinated dies.  Sentiments were embossed on a Fancy Circle die cut and a Double Stitched Pennant Flag die cut.    Sequins were added to finish the card.

The Timeless Tote, Timeless Tote Layers, and Petite Pocketbook Dies can be used to make accessories to match the card and are just right for tucking away a little gift or gift card.


Now let's take care of the fishermen in the family.  The new Great Catch Stamp/Die Duo is perfect for masculine cards.

Creative Nugget: The Sunburst Background Die was used to cut and emboss a piece of mixed media paper and distress inks were sponged on the panel while it was still in the die.  Distress Oxide inks were used to create the water panel which was cut with a Leafy Edged Border Die.  The Salted Background Technique found HERE gave this panel some texture and a stencil was used to add some wavy shapes to the water.  Copic Markers were used to color the fish from the Great Catch Stamp/Die Duo and the lure was hung with metallic thread.  The sentiment was embossed on a Double Stitched Pennant Flag die cut to finish the card.

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

Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, Facebook Page, and Instagram to see more beautiful samples created by the Breadbasket Designers using products from the April release.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, March 30, 2018

Scrap Art

Hello friends and Happy Good Friday!  Does any one else toss those leftover pieces of designer paper into a scrap box?  I have a box filled with pieces left over from previous projects along with frames and die cuts that never quite made it on the original card.  As I was looking through the box, I pulled out a frame and a few matching springy looking yellow pieces, cut them into strips, and started weaving them into a background.  

Creative Nugget:  A distress ink color wash was applied to a piece of mixed media paper which was embossed with a burlap texture plate...this was mostly covered up with the paper weaving.  The frame was popped on top of the woven paper strips.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Hymns stamp set released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month and was white embossed on a black strip.  The flowers from Whimsy Bouquet were stamped onto mixed media paper colored with Distress Oxide inks, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  Some texture was added with one of the stamps in the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set.  A few enamel dots were applied to the flower centers to finish this scrappy card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #196 - Spring Fever
Aud Sentiments Challenge #200 - Easter or Spring Sentiment
Craftaholics R Us Challenge #13 - Enamel Dots
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #162 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring Flowers
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says: Anything Goes

Thank you all for stopping by...wishing you a wonderful Easter!
Because He lives I can Face Tomorrow!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ODBD Two for Tuesday: Earth's Gladdest Day

Hello friend!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Because Easter is this Sunday, I chose to use the Earth's Gladdest Day stamp set and made a CAS and a stepped-up version of my card.


Creative Nugget:  The CAS version has a stitched background with papers from the Shabby Rose and Shabby Pastels paper pads.  The crocus from the Earth's Gladdest Day stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and the sentiment was clear embossed.  The ODBD Custom Dies used to cut the panels include the Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, and Circles dies. A few pearls were added to finish the card.


Creative Nugget:  An extra panel of paper and a Fancy Circles die cut layer were added for the stepped-up version.

These card will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, March 23, 2018

ODBD March Inspiration

Hello friends!  My family will be celebrating my Sister-in-Law's birthday this weekend and I used some of the new March products from Our Daily Bread Designs to make a card and a gift bag.


Creative Nugget:  The Card Caddy and Gift Bag Dies and Gift Bag Handles and Topper Dies make creating this little gift bag easy and will be perfect for tucking away a few little gift items. The papers are from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad and the cute bunny is from the Hoppy Birthday stamp set.  Other dies used include the Large Banners Dies, Pierced Rectangle Dies, Oval Stitched Rows Dies, Bitty Butterflies Dies, and the Tags Trio Dies.


The card was created with some of the new monogram letters.

Creative Nugget:  What...no stamping?  This card was made with all dies and a little stitching!  Papers from the Easter Card Collection 2016 were used and the dies used include The Letter C, the Letter M, Fancy Circles, Double Stitched Circles, and Circles Dies, the Lattice Background Die, the Pierced Rectangles Dies, and the Bitty Butterflies Dies.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #199 - Bingo (Pattern Paper, Embossing, Die Cut)

For more inspiration using the March 2018 release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, March 22, 2018

ODBD Throwback Thursday - Apples

Hello friends!  Happy Spring...but you would not know it by the weather as we have just had the biggest snow storm of the year...more time for tea and stamping!  Today is Throwback Thursday over at Our Daily Bread Designs  and the featured stamp set is Apples.  What a pleasure it was grabbing this wonderful stamp set off the shelf.


Creative Nugget:  Yum...don't those apples look delicious!  The bucket of apples from the Apples stamp set was colored with Copic Markers.  Paper from the Follow the Son Paper Pad was used for the layers.  ODBD Custom Dies used to create this card include the Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, the new Fancy Circles, Circles, and the Trellis Strip.

To see more samples using the Apples stamp set head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If it's snowy where you are...stay warm and safe!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, March 19, 2018

Faux Bleach Birds & Blooms

Hello sweet friends!  Yesterday I shared two cards over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using the Alcohol Faux Bleach Technique and the new Birds & Blooms stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and thought I would share here as well.  This is a fun technique and the bonus is...you end up with two great backgrounds instead of just one!

Creative Nugget:  Begin by embossing your image on a piece of glossy card stock with clear embossing powder.  Using a felt application tool, dab on a variety of alcohol inks or Copic Refill inks and blending solution or rubbing alcohol to make the inks move.  Play around with the inks until you get the desired results.  Place the panel on a paper towel on an ironing board and cover with another piece of regular card stock.  Iron off the embossing using heat with no steam.  The image will transfer onto the second piece of card stock and leave a bleached look on the first.  And there you have it....two wonderful backgrounds!  To see a video tutorial on this technique at Splitcoaststampers, click HERE.

Now all you need to do is finish off your cards...include some sequins for a bit of bling and there you have it!  Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Timeless Hymns were the sets used to create these two cards and they are all from the March Release and are now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to give this fun technique a try!  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathy

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello friends!  Can you believe we are actually celebrating the Our Daily Bread Designs' tenth year!  My how time flies.  I have had the joy of designing for this wonderful company for the past five of those years and what a wonderful group of ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting during that time.   As always, ODBD is releasing two fabulous new stamp sets and two beautiful new die sets to celebrate the occasion.  I have four cards to share using the new products.


Creative Nugget:  The God Quotes 2 stamp set was used on this card with a stitched split panel of pretty papers from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad.  The new Fancy Circles Dies were used along with Pierced Rectangle Dies, Pierced Circles and Circles Dies, Large Banner Dies, Bitty Blossoms Dies, and Fancy Foliage Dies.  Prills were added to the middle of the blossoms and jute twine ties everything together. 


Creative Nugget:  This second card also uses the God Quotes 2 stamp set.  Papers from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad were layered with cream, tan, and pink card stocks all cut with the new Filigree Circles Dies.  Other dies used to complete the card include Pierced Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles and Circles Dies, Flower Lattice Die, and the Bitty Butterflies Die.


Creative Nugget:  The third card was made with the new God Verses 2 stamp set and layers of papers from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  The dies used include the new Fancy Circles Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles and Circles Dies,  and the Flower Lattice Die.  Organdy ribbon was threaded through the Flower Lattice Die and a bow added.


Creative Nugget:  My final card also uses a verse from the God Verses 2 stamp set.  Papers from the Chalkboard Paper Collection were cut with dies to look like a piano.  The dies used include the new Fancy Circles Dies along with Pierced Rectangles Dies, Leafy Edged Borders Dies, and the Small Bow Dies.

All of the new Anniversary Release products can be found at the 


Thanks so much for stopping by...pop on over to the Our Daily Designs Blog to see more beautiful creations made with the products from the ODBD 10th Anniversary Release!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #199 - Bingo (Pattern Paper, Embossing, Die Cut)
Enjoy your day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, March 16, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD March 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD March 2018 Release.  I have two cards to share with you using some of the new products.   

My first card was made with the Easter Greetings stamp set.


Creative Nugget:  The paper behind the Lattice Background die cut is from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad.  A frame was made with Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The panel with the copic colored hyacinth from the Easter Greetings set was made with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die and a Stitched Ovals dies.  Double Stitched Circle and Circle dies were used to cut the embossed sentiment.  A Bitty Butterflies Die was use to create an accent for the card.  Some jute twine ties everything together.

The new Ampersand and Pierced Heart dies were used to create a wedding card.


Creative Nugget:  What?  No stamping on this card...all dies!  The papers used for both panels on the card are from the Wedding Wishes Paper Pad.  ODBD Custom Dies used include Large Banners, Ampersand, Alphabet, Pierced Heart, Layering Hearts, Bitty Blossoms, and Fancy Foliage.

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

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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac