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)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Valentine Critters

Hello friends....time to move on to Valentine's Day.  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were used to create this card for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch for this week.

Creative Nugget:  These critters colored with Copic Markers make me smile!  Picked Raspberry Oxide ink was rubbed on a texture plate, spritzed with water and embossed on the background.  Heart shapes were cut out of the panel so the giraffe from the Stand Tall stamp set and the rabbit and elephant from Valentine Critters could poke through.  The back panel was embossed with a hearts embossing folder, the raised hearts rubbed with Fresh Snow ink and then clear embossed.  The sentiment was white embossed on a grey banner and a few hearts added to finish the card.


This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Just Us Girls Trend Week #423 - Galaxy Background/Night SkyHello friends!

Hello friends!  Back again with another card for the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog.  This is Trend Week and we are showcasing Galaxy Backgrounds and Night Skies.  My sample features new stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Creative Nugget: Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet Oxide Inks were sponged onto a piece of mixed media card stock.  The colors were well blended before Black Soot Oxide Ink was sponged over all of the colors letting some of the color peek through the black.  The panel was spritzed with water and sprayed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls.  Watered down white acrylic paint was then splattered on creating a night sky full of stars.  Spellbinder Dies were used to make an offset frame. Grass from the Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass stamp set was stamped on both the frame and the Galaxy panel.  The little fox from the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland stamp set was black embossed and cut out with my ScanNCut.  The sentiment is from the Inspirational Word Art 2 stamp set and was black embossed on a circle cut with a Taylored Expressions Stitched Circle Die.  A few sparkly gems and sequins were added to the sky to finish the card.
Be sure to hop on over to the Just Us Girls Blog to see more fabulous inspiration from the JUGS Design Team and then play along and add your Galaxy Sky creation for the 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to stop back again next week for another wonderful Just Us Girls Challenge!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, January 12, 2018

Peonies for You

Hello friends!  We are in the midst of winter here on the east coast, but flowers are blooming over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Who doesn't love playing with new toys...I had fun coloring this trio of peonies from the new Hello Friend stamp set, and even though it looks and feels like winter outside, this card makes me think of spring!


Creative Nugget:  The Hello Friend peonies were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating die.  The flowers were mounted to Circles die cuts.  Panels of papers from the Romantic Roses Paper Pad were cut with a Pierced Rectangles Die and stitched together to make a pretty background for the peonies.  The sentiment was embossed and an organdy bow added to finish the card.

Be sure to pop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to see more beautiful flowers in bloom! 

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Just Us Girls Word Week #422 - Anything Goes

Hello friends!  I am so thrilled to have been chosen to be a guest designer for the Just Us Girls Challenge for the month of January.  The first challenge for 2018 is Word Week: Anything Goes and is a great way to kick off the new year!  Here is my card for this challenge:

Creative Nugget:  Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Oxide Inks were sponged onto a panel of mixed media paper which was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The same inks were applied directly to one of the grass images from a new set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grasses, spritzed with water and stamped over the sponging. The flying birds from the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland stamp set were added to the sky and jute twine was wrapped around the panel.  The sentiment from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set also by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was heat embossed on the bottom of the panel before mounting it to the card front.  The same oxide inks plus Abandoned Coral were applied directly to the back of a TH embossing folder, spritzed with water and pressed, but not embossed, to another piece of mixed media paper.  This was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and spritzed with Perfect Pearls to give a little shimmer before stamping the grasses in Jet Black Archival ink.  The panel was mounted to the card with Fun Foam and a few sequins added to finish the card.

To see more fabulous inspiration from the talented JUGS team, hop on over to the Just Us Girls Blog!  
Now it's you turn!  Please join us for JUGS Challenge #422...can't wait to see your Anything Goes creations!


This card will also be submitted for the following challenges:


Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome to the ODBD January 2018 Release

Happy New Year, friends!  2018 is here and so are new stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.  If you like stamping with flowers, and who doesn't, you will love the new stamp/die duos, the new center step card dies and the gorgeous Romantic Roses Paper Pad being released today.  

My first sample uses the new Center Step A2 Card and Layering Dies and the In My Heart Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  The card base was cut with the Center Step A2 Card Die and the panels layered with papers from the beautiful new Romantic Roses Paper Pad cut with the Center Step A2 Layering Dies.  The sentiment was embossed on a panel cut with a Squares Die and mounted to a frame cut with one of the Layered Lacey Squares Dies.  Copic markers were used to color the hydrangeas from the In My Heart Stamp/Die Duo and the coordinating die was used to cut them out before popping them onto the card.  Bitty Borders were added to the sides and bottom. The Small Bow Dies were used to cut the pieces for the paper bow.  Nuvo Crystal Drops and Wink of Stella were added to the hydrangeas for a bit of sparkle to finish the card.

My second card uses the new Call to Me Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  The card front was layered with card stock cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and the Daisy Chain Background Die.  Distress inks were lightly sponged on the pierced rectangle layer before popping on the daisy chain layer.  The daisies from the Call to Me Stamp Die Duo were randomly stamped on another panel, colored with Copics and stitched to some green card stock.  The sentiment was embossed on a Square cut panel, sponged with Distress inks, and framed with green card stock cut with one of the Layered Lacey Squares Dies.  One of the daisies was cut with the coordinating die and popped up onto the card.  A sheer bow was added 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 January release.

These card will be entered for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and best wishes for a wonderful 2018!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas and Winter Blessings

Hello friends!  Only 4 more days until we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Creative Nugget:  Very little stamping on this one!  All stamps and dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Papers from the Holly Jolly Paper Collection and creamy card stock were cut with the Poinsettia Inset and Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The poinsettias were cut with both Merry Mosaics and Peaceful Poinsettias Dies and shaped with a stylus.  Pine Branches and poinsettia leaves were tucked between the flowers and all was tied together with some jute twine. The sentiment is from the White as Snow Stamp and Die Duo.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #209 - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown: December - Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013 (January 2012 - Christmas Flowers)
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe (Stamping, Patterned Paper, Emboss)
Tuesday Throwdown TT372 - Anything Goes
{PIN}aspirational Challenge #206










Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful and stress-free weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, December 15, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD December 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2017 Release.   


My first sample was made with the new Praise the Lord stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Christmas Collection 2017 were cut with Pierced Rectangle dies and stitched together for the card front.  A Decorative Corner Die was used to create the corners on the center green panel.  The cross from the Praise the Lord stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, cut with the Oval Stitched Rows Die and matted with a red Oval.  The sentiment was white embossed on vellum, layered over ribbon and wrapped around the card front before mounting it to the card base.  Finally the bow was added to finish the card. 


Creative Nugget:  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies without the inset along with the Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies were used to cut the pieces of the gift bag from white card stock.  Strong adhesive was used to attach all the sides except one, keeping the bag flat until the front was finished.  The Snowflake Sky Die was used to create a decorative panel which was layered onto paper from the Christmas Collection 2014 paper pad.  This was adhered to the front panel of the bag.  The White as Snow Stamp & Die Duo was used to stamp and cut the snowman which was colored with Copic Markers and also attached to the front of the bag. The sentiment was embossed, cut with a Pierced Circle Die and mounted to a Circle cut from the decorative paper before adding it to the front. The handle toppers were attached to the front and back of the bag before adhering the remaining side and bottom of the bag.

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 December Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Then click the links below to see the details for each project created by the Breadbasket Team.

Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Diana * Kathy * Helen * Lori
Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!  Have a wonderful weekend!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Warm Greetings

Hello friends and warm greeting to you!  I love trying new techniques and cute snowman images...when you combine the two you get a card perfect for sending warm greetings!

Creative Nugget:  The background was made using the Shaving Cream Sparkle Technique with shaving cream and distress inks. Several shades of blue distress inks were combined with shaving cream on an acrylic block and smeared across the mixed media paper at the top and bottom of the panel.  Instead of a splatter stamp, a dot stencil was used to apply ink and embossing powders.  The cute snowman is from the White as Snow Stamp & Die Duo just released by Our Daily Bread Designs at the beginning of the month.  Other dies used to complete the card include Pierced Rectangles, Oval Stitched Rows, and Curvy Slopes.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #271 - Anything Goes
CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge 188 - Winter Blues
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 507 - Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Icy Inspiration
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #83 - Snowman/Men

Thanks so much for stopping by...stay warm and cozy!

Hugs,
Cathymac