Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release and Blog Hop!

Good morning!  Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs'  March release!  I am SO excited to share this month's release with you!  If you are in the mood for spring (and who isn't????) this is the perfect release for you!  Flowers, sweet sentiments and bees, oh my! 
 
And to make browsing our design teams' projects even more special, three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs.  The winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of Our Daily Bread Designs' stamps.  You have until March 2, 2014 at 9PM EST to make  your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check the ODBD Blog to see if you are a winner! 
 
So on to the projects I have for you including one featuring a new background die, Daisy Chain...
 

I used gold for the card base with a layer of white and black.  I topped those with the new Daisy Chain Background die cut.  I stamped the sentiment on white and framed it with the honey jar and wand stamped by masking the two together.  Each were colored with Copics and then fussy cut.  I added a bit of dimensional glaze to the jar for added depth.  The bee (found on the Zinnia set) was die cut with the coordinating Zinnia and Leaves Die.  A little dab of glitter glue makes my little bee shine! 
 
And the products you see here...
 
 


Zinnia
 

 
 

 
 
 
And my second project, a gate fold card featuring an image from Zinnia and sentiment from Bee Happy on the outside (along with beautiful papers from ODBD's Blooming Garden Papers Collection...)
 
 
and an image with sentiment from Bee Happy on the inside...


 
 
The beautiful papers on this card are also from ODBD.  The outside has a few layers of die cut goodness including the new
Zinnia and Leaves Die for the sentiment matting and bee die plus a few oldies, like the Circle Ornaments Die (sentiment panel) and Fancy Foliage Die.  The base for this card is black card stock with kraft matting under all of the ODBD papers.  And I added glitter glue to this little bee's wings too!  :-)  
 
So here's a peek at the other items I used...
 
 

 



 
Don't forget to stop by and see what the other "Sticks" have to share!  They always have the most amazing projects to share!  And most importantly they all have such a heart for the Lord!  Take a few moments to share the love!  Thanks for blessing me by stopping by and offering your encouragement! 
 
{{hugs}}
 

ODBD Blog  (If you get lost along the way)
 
AKA "The Sticks"
 
*  Stacy * Grace * Chris * Dawn * Julie *
*  Sabrina * Cathy * Lori (YOU ARE HERE)* Sandee * Wanda * Audrey *
Silke * Angie * Lisa  *

41 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations with beautiful sentiments.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Good morning Lori! I love both of these so much my friend! The black background behind the Daisy Chain is so striking! I've been keeping you in my prayers! Love ya!

Grace said...

BEE-U-TEE-Ful x 2 Lori!!! Love the black behind the daisy chain on the first one! So effective!!! Love the gatefold of the second design and the great dp you used! Love your clouds and the whole little scene you created!!! Just gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Grace

Gina Ables said...

These are gorgeous cards. I love the added dimension you gave the honey and the daisy chain die is a "must have." My sister raises bees and this would make a wonderful card for her. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards the layering and the dimension is Stunning love the blending of your colors. thanks for sharing

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Bee-utiful my friend!! I just love each of your creations with the use of dp and your designs!! I absolutely love your gatefold design with the beautifully colored beehive on the inside. Stunning my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent! I just love the gate fold cards. DW said they are not easy. Both cards are exceptional and the coloring ditto.

Patty said...

Both awesome creations!! Love the gate fold card..super cool! And the die on the first one is beautiful..the colors perfect to make the stamps POP!!

Graciellie CH said...

Love the background stamps and die. So versatile! Your cards are beautiful and full of details. Love!

craftymom205 said...

Love both cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Lori! Love the clean layers of the first and your jar of honey looks so real! The gate fold is just fabulous and is such a great look w/ these papers.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love both cards especially the way the second opens

Betty said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Great projects.

Karen said...

Nicely done. I especially like the black paper behind the daisy chain background. Add the pop of yellow and it's so eye catching.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

nantage said...

I love the colours you used on both your cards. The new designs are awesome.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lori, my sweet friend, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful cards! I totally love both of them! Hope all is well, miss ya! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lori, how beautiful! I LOVE the black behind the Daisy Chain Background die...so striking with the realistically colored honey jar and wand, along with the sweet little bee! It all beautifully showcases the wonderful Psalm! And I love your gate-fold card...beautiful with the papers and the wonderful beehive set! Just fabulous, sweet friend! Love them both!

Serena said...

Both so beautiful! Especially love your gate fold card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Lori! The top card is very striking with the Black layering!

Shelia said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the black layering on the first card. The gate fold turned out beautifully too.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the realistic honey jar on the first and the gate fold and coloring on the second.

Dawn said...

I absolutely love the color combo on the first card! Wonderful gate fold too... beautiful cards, Lori!

DebR said...

Awesome job on both cards..both are so lovely and beautiful.

Audrey Ann said...

Lori - Both of your projects are so beautiful I can barely look away long enough to comment!! The beautiful die cuts and amazingly real looking honey jar just blow me away on the first card, and your second is truly special with the verse and wonderful design. Gorgeous!!
Blessings,
Audrey

Sonia said...

What beautiful cards! I love them both! Gorgeous!

Rose said...

Both of these cards are outstanding!

TLady said...

Your FIRST card Lori, is PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL USE of the NEW DIE BACKGROUND!!!!!;) Your second card---I LOOOOOVE the WHOLE CARD!!! I thought it masculine at first, TILL you opened it up!!!! LOOOOOOVE the SURPRISE OF THE INSIDE!!!!!!!!!! :) TOOO FUN!!!!!!!!!:) FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!:)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I like the classy black and white on the first one, that background die is going to be my next to get. :-) Your gate fold is very pretty. Great cards!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love the background die on the first card!! What a pretty background for a beautiful verse!

Tricia

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Lori....I sure miss your guys, but its a joy to see all your beautiful creations....I just love your two cards....You show off the new sets and dies so very well......Love the honeycomb!!
awesome hun
Blessings & Hugs

Jean Bullock said...

wonderful cards. I especially enjoy the first one. It would look great in a frame on a kitchen or dining room wall. Very cool.

Conniecrafter said...

Both are lovely, like the sweetness of the first card and such a lovely scene to surprise whoever receives that beauty on the second card!

Clare said...

BEE-utiful!

Kelley said...

Oh Lori, how I love that honey jar card...hint...hint...lol!! So pretty!!! The bee skep card is so adorbs!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Both are gorgeous but especially love the first one! You really rocked the new goodies on your creations!

Christine said...

Lori, your work is always exquisite! I love the way the scripture stands out on your first card. The daisy background is ever so pretty, and the jar of honey is just right for that scripture! Thanks so much for sharing!

Becky said...

Lori, what a gorgeous creation with the honey jar and the bee. That background is just beautiful. I love the colors on the gatefold as well and the way you have finished it off inside. Perfection on both!

Emily said...

I just love these! The gatefold is especially wonderful for showing off the papers.

Linda Carson said...

Both of these beauties are so delightful, creative and inspirational! Beautifully designed and beautifully colored!

Greta said...

Beautifully designed cards!