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, May 18, 2018

Looking Back at the ODBD May 2018 Release

Good morning, friends!  Today we are taking another look at the ODBD May 2018 Release.  I have a few projects to share with you using the Turtle Love Stamp/Die Duo and the Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo.


Creative Nugget:  The underwater background was created on watercolor paper with a watercolor wash and salt and cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  The sandy ocean floor was cut from paper from the By the Shore Paper Collection.  The sea grass and coral at the bottom of the card were created with Grass Border and Fancy Foliage Dies.  The turtles from the Turtle Love set were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating dies.  A sentiment from the set was stamped on a Pennant Flag die cut.


My second card is for all coffee lovers out there!

Creative Nugget:  Lever Card Dies were used to create the card base and Latte Love and Fall Favorites papers were cut with the Lever Card Layers Dies and added to each of the card panels. The Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo was used to create all of the coffee cups and sentiments.  One of the sentiments was stamped on a Pennant Flag die cut and Layering Hearts die cuts were added to finish the card.




This is such a fun card design!

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

Give Me Jesus

Hello Friends!  I'm sharing this card today on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  Can I just tell you how much fun the new Girl Power Stamp Set from the May Release is to use?! You will seriously want to start putting these girls on every card you create.  The possibilities for dressing them up are endless! 

Creative Nugget:  I started by creating a galaxy sky with Distress Oxide Inks.  A circle was cut from the panel for the world from the Send Me stamp set.  The sentiment from Timeless Hymns was white embossed and then the fun began!   Five of the girls from the Girl Power set were stamped and dressed using many of the little accessories included in the stamp set.  I had so much fun practicing different skin and hair colors using Copic Markers.  ***LOVE***


Thanks so much for stopping by..have a wonderfully blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Mother's Love

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day last Sunday and felt especially loved and pampered.  God's love is eternal and unconditional...next to Him, a mother's love is like no other.  Not only was this card created for Mother's Day, but for the "Ways to Use It Challenge" over at Splitcoaststampers for today which was to use a silhouette as the focal point on your card.


Creative Nugget:  Flowers from the Whimsy Bouquet stamp set were stamped around a circular aperture and colored with Copic Markers.  The silhouette image from the A Mother's Love stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped inside the frame.  A sentiment from the set was embossed on a die cut banner.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Week #335 - Anything Goes
{PIN}aspirational Challenge #215













Time Out Challenge #109 - Inspired By Words












Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge #115 - Ladies

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

Hugs,
Cathymac 


Monday, May 14, 2018

So Brewtiful!

Hello friends!  I hope all of you "Brewtiful" mothers out there had a wonderful day yesterday and found yourselves being pampered and treated like a queen!  I have an all occasion card to share today for those who need a good cup of coffee to perk up in the morning!  This was also made for CAS(E) This Sketch 271 and several other challenges.

Creative Nugget:  A paper tube and watered down distress inks were used to create coffee rings on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock which was then cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die. Papers from the Latte Love Paper Pad were cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and a Pennant Flag Die following the sketch design.  The coffee mugs from the new Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo by Our Daily Bread Designs were stamped, cut, and paper pieced.  A sentiment from the set was embossed and a twine bow added to finish the card.
This card will  be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Girly Birthday Wishes

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a girly birthday card made with the new Girl Power Stamp Set released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month.  What a fun set...it's like playing with paper dolls...the way we used to...ages ago!


Creative Nugget:  Dare 2B Artzy papers were attached and stitched to the card front panels.  The top layer was embossed with a burlap texture plate.  The wavy-haired girl from the Girl Power set was copic colored and dressed up with a paper pieced top and gold embossed sunglasses.  A sentiment from Scripty Thoughts, the May Stamp of the Month, was split and part was white embossed on a banner die cut.  The panels were tied together with a die cut heart and sequins added to finish the card.



The design for this card is from Freshly Made Sketches.
This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

The House That Stamps Built Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - M918 (Pastel Colors, Stitching, Patterned Paper)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing all you moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, May 11, 2018

Come To Me

Hello, friends!  I can't wait for our yearly trip to the beach.  But until then...I'll just have to imagine being there!


Creative Nugget:  The card base was made with the new Lever Card Dies, the Lever Card Layers Dies, and papers from the By the Shore Paper Pad all by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The Adirondack chairs from the Come to Me Stamp/Die Duo were paper pieced, colored with Copic Markers and cut with a Pierced Square Die to fit on the lever portion of the card.  The card opens to reveal more of the beach.


How relaxing!!

Sit and rest for a while!


This card will be submitted for the following Challenges:

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Two for Tuesday: Hello Friend

Hello friend!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  I chose to use the Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duo set for both of my cards.


Creative Nugget:  The CAS version of the card was made with all white layers cut with Pierced Rectangle Dies and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Copic Markers were used to color the peonies which were cut with the coordinating dies from the Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duo.  Pearl accents were added to finish the card.


Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Blushing Rose Collection were added to the stepped up version along with layers cut with Lavish Layers Dies.

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

These card will be submitted for the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Sunday, May 6, 2018

You Are the World

Hello friends!  Since Mother's Day is only a week away, I decided to share a couple of Mother's Day Cards.  My first card features a Double Gate Fold with interlocking pieces using The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo by Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative Nugget:  After constructing the card base, beautiful papers from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad were used to line each of the panels.  The Lattice Background Die was used to cut the lattice panel which was cut in half and attached to each side of the front.  The butterflies were stamped, colored with Copic Markers, and cut with the coordinating dies included with The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo Set.  Only one half of each butterfly was attached to the card so they could interlock. The sentiment was embossed on a die cut Pennant Flag.

The card opens to reveal another wonderful sentiment from the stamp set and another butterfly.

My Mother-in Law will be receiving this card on Mother's Day!

My second card was made for the Throwback Thursday Feature on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  This week we were showcasing the Log Cabin Quilt Die.

Creative Nugget:  The Log Cabin Quilt was created with papers from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad.  A Beautiful Border was added above and below the quilt.  A pierced heart from the Alphabet Accessories Dies was added to the middle along with a sentiment from The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you were inspired o make something special for Mother's Day!

Hugs,
Cathymac