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, 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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

In the Garden

Hello friends!  I admit....I don't have a very green thumb and I'm not much of a gardener, but this year I decided to try growing a few tomatoes.  I am so excited....none are ripe yet, but there are tons of tomatoes on my plants!  I must say that I am much better at planting flowers on cards.  I've shared a few blooms over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and thought I'd share here as well.

Creative Nugget:  This card was actually inspired by my shower curtain.  The flower from the Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set was stamped multiple times and cut with the help of my Scan 'n Cut. These were mounted to a black panel to resemble my shower curtain.  No coloring....easy peasy!  Stripes were stenciled down the side and a white embossed sentiment added.

Creative Nugget:  The Faux Linen Technique was used on two pieces of glossy card stock.  Distress inks were sponged on to cover each panel and the honeycomb from the Sweet as Honey set was stamped on one.  The cards were then sanded first in one direction and then in the other to create the texture of linen. A stamp from the Long Stem Silhouettes set was stamped repeatedly in the corner.  A square aperture was die cut from one of the panels and the time-loved hymn from the Hymn Blocks set was stamped on the other so that it could be seen through the frame.  The bee was popped onto the card and a trail of gem stones added to finish the card.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...take time to smell the flowers!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, August 18, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD August Release

Hello friends!  Today Our Daily Bread Designs is taking another look at the August 2017 Release!  The Breadstick Designers have hit the ball out of the park with these sports themed samples...just take a look!


My first sample is for the Football fan in your family.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Birthday Brights and Boho Bolds paper pads were cut with the Pierced Rectangle Die, cut into strips and sewn to the card front to create the football field.  The yard markers were cut with the number dies from the Sport Jerseys die set.  The footballs and sentiment are from the Football Stamp/Die Duo.  Three footballs were colored with Copic Markers, cut, and popped onto the card to make it appear as though the football is being passed down the field toward the goal.

The soccer ball actually rolls on this Spinner Card using the Soccer Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget: Papers from the Old Glory and Birthday Brights Paper Pads were cut with the Pierced Rectangle and Grass Hill dies to set the scene for the soccer game.  A stencil was made with the Clouds and Raindrops Dies and used to sponge the clouds making it a perfect day for a game of soccer.  The track for the ball was made with a 1/2" circle punch and a craft knife.  The Soccer sentiment was cut with a Pennant Flag Die.  My 4 year old grand niece plays soccer so this card will go to her!

Now, look at that ball roll!


This Side-Step Card shows the importance of Teamwork!

Creative Nugget:  The Side Step Card Die was used to create the card base.  Papers from the Old Glory Paper Pad were used to cover each of the panels.  One of the jerseys from the All-Star Jersey stamp set was stamped five times on white card stock and once white embossed on blue paper from the Old Glory Pad.  The sleeves were stamped on the patterned paper, fussy cut and pieced on all of the jerseys which were then cut with the coordinating die from Sports Jerseys.  I asked my DH what his favorite team numbers were and those went on each jersey.  The coach also received a whistle which was cut with a die from the Clipboard Set.  The sentiments from the Teamwork stamp set were stamped and cut with Pennant Flag, Pierced Circle, and Circle dies.

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 August Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project.

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

These cards will be submitted for the following Challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…Are you ready to PLAY BALL?
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac