Monday, August 1, 2016

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

Welcome!  I am so happy and blessed to be with you today to share this month's August release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  I have been blessed to work with the most amazing design team at ODBD.  And each month, it is like Christmas...  unwrapping all of the beautiful projects my fellow Bread Sticks have created for you!  This month we have a wonderful assortment of stamps and dies to tickle your fancy.  And I must admit the new strip dies that Kelley has come up with are just FABULOUS!  I find myself wanting to put die cut strips on everything!  *** I think if hubs sits still long enough, I might just glue one on him! ***

And to make your hopping more fun there is a chance to win a prize!  Check the end of today's post for all of the deets PLUS the links for all of my DT sistahs!  SO I hope you have a hot cup of coffee or tea because I promise you will be captivated by all the beauty on this hop!  

SO READY, SET, GO!!!!


So let's start with this darling Birdhouse stamp set, Flower Lattice Die and Pierced Squares Die...  I just couldn't go bright and bold on this gem...  I opted to use a soft blue and white color scheme, coloring my image with Copics and softly sponging a soft blue ink around the image. 

And for the particulars of the card...  layer by layer...
  1. White Card Stock - 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad (Polka Dot and Solid Blue DP); White CS 
  3. Two layers of DP and White CS cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die; Polka Dot and White CS then cut with Leafy Edged Borders Die and offset
  4. Image ODBD's ***NEW*** Birdhouse stamped with Copic Compatible Black Ink on Neenah Solar Crest Paper, Colored with Copics; cut and embossed with ODBD's Squares Die
  5. ODBD's Old Glory Paper Pad (Blue DP) and ODBD's ***NEW***Pierced Squares Die ***
  6. White CS cut slightly larger than DP mat
  7. White CS ODBD's NEW *** Flower Lattice Die *** cut and nestled behind double matted image, slightly above offset edging
  8. White CS - ODBD's Layered Lacey Ovals Die and ODBD's NEW *** Birdhouse *** stamp for sentiment panel
And the Copic Recipe

Birdhouse - E31, E37, E57; Hook - W3
Limb - E31, E34, E29
Blossoms - RV00, RV02, BV02
Cherries - R24, R27
Leaves - YG61, YG67
Bird - Y38, B34, B24



Wasn't that card fun?  It was fun to color.  But I must admit this next one has a special place in my heart this month.  I just love the simplicity and colors...


Squeal!!!  Isn't it just the absolute yummiest?  ;-)  I admit I am a bit biased!  

Here are the particulars so you can recreate this card...

  1. White Card Stock 4.25 by 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
  2. ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad - lime green DP cut slightly smaller 
  3. ODBD's Majestic Medallion Die - for background
  4. ODBD's NEW *** Art Deco Die *** placed to the left of the MM Die Panel and cut out (using negative and positive of the die)
  5. ODBD's Double Stitched Circles Die and www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com(lime green circle mat)
  6. ODBD's Circles Die and white card stock for sentiment panel
  7. ODBD's NEW *** Thanks for Everything Stamps/Die Duo with Birthday Brights Paper Pad - die cut Thanks and stamped sentiment 
  8. ODBD's Pretty Posies DieBirds and Nest Die (Paper Flowers) - white CS, distress ink, Perfect Pearls, Recollection Pearl Centers
Here's a closeup of the blossoms on this card...



What do you think?  I hope you enjoy both projects as much as I did creating them!  So here are the new items you see today...

From my first card...




and my second...



Remember I said you could hop along for the opportunity to win?  Well, three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until August 2, 2016 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog - if  you get lost along the way...


ODBD's Design Team AKA "The Bread Sticks"

RobinMelissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn 

Lori (ME) * Chris * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina 
Diana * Angie * Diane (Our fabulous Guest Designer)

And before you go, here are a few of the other favorites you see used on these projects today...












Blessings!!!!

36 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautifully detailed cards, Lori! Love the simplicity and used of the Art Deco Die on your bottom card.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Gorgeous! Lovely coloring!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

very nice cards! love that second one! the die cutting is phenomenal! so pretty!

Alicia

Peggy Kosier said...

The dot card is so pretty and I love that Mother and birds stamp! Your cards are gorgeous. Your all so talented.

Angie said...

Oh, wow!! LOVE the birdhouse card!!! Gorgeous layering! Your "thanks" card looks amazing with the flowers! They look so real!!! Stunning!!!

Jan D. said...

Such happy cards. I love the birds and all the blue. Made me really smile and gave me joy. The pink flowers on the second card are a great finishing touch.

Thank you for sharing how you made them and which markers you used. I can't wait until I get a chance to try the birdhouse card.

Mary Babet said...

I so love the design on your first card! The border, design and flowers are gorgeous!! The colors on your birdhouse stamp are beautiful. You Can't go wrong with this stamp set.

wannabcre8tive said...

Lori, what awesome cards! The first one really caught my eye. I love the fab coloring, the papers and the use of the border die.

Gail said...

Always love the scriptures that is used on card one and loving that background cut for card ! TFS blesisngs

Betty said...

Love your pretty blue card...so cheerful! Your Thanks card is gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring and flowers and I like your choice of dies.

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lori!!! I love both cards but the green and pink card just blows me away with that inlaid strip die!!! Gorgeous work!!!

hugs,
Grace

Joan V said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. I love the use of the border dies in each of your cards. I think those are so beautiful. I love the inlayed idea, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards.

Sherry said...

love, love, love your cards!!

Becky said...

Those pink flowers are to die for...and the beautiful blues in the birdhouse card - love, love love!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Lori!! I just love the coloring and the blue of the birdhouse. The second card is so soft, elegant, and feminine.
hugs,
Chris

Heidi Stamps said...

Both cards are so pretty, I couldn't pick a favorite! TFS!

D.Ann C said...

These are both super duper sweet and -- THOSE FLOWERS! Wow!!

Shelia said...

What pretty cards, these are! I really like how you did the die cut on the flower card. Your coloring of the birdhouse is perfect!

Regena said...

WOW!! ur pink and green card is incredible..

Susan Lankford said...

What do I think you ask...Well, I think your cards are amazing and the new release is spectacular!

Diane said...

Hi Lori, Well I just love the soft colors you used on your first card. It really compliments the stamp. Beautiful coloring. Oh and your second card, Oh My Gosh, How gorgeous are those flowers. Wow! I like how you cut out the Art Deco die and place it over the green. Very creative work.
Blessings,
Diane

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are just pure eye candy!! Very bright and cheerful!

Carol said...

love the way you put cards together...never would of thought to put pink and that green together ... just gorgeous ... and the bird one so beautiful

Leanne said...

Wow! Both gorgeous cards.

Dawn said...

Two great samples, Lori.... I'm in LOVE with the second card!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous release projects, Lori! Love the curvy border and pretty design of the birdhouse card, and the embedding of the border die and brilliant, pretty colors on the Thanks card are stunning! Beautiful as always, my friend!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the fresh summer time feel that your first card has, terrific coloring! Your second card is just Lovely, the way you inlaid the border is so cool and the flowers are gorgeous!

Lorraine said...

That little birdhouse stamp is so cute. And you have done a fantastic job of showing a sample of what you can do with it.

F said...

Yes that card is the yummiest and I am not biased! Anyone would love to receive either card! It would definitely put a smile on my face

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! And I agree, that second one is the yummiest!! : ) I love how you used the strip die, it really gives a totally different look.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Love love love these Lori! Love your coloring of the birdhouse and the second card is yummy for sure!

Robin Clendenning said...

Your birdhouse is gorgeous!! Love the border die at an angel and your green and pink card is amazing!!!! LOVE it!

Melissa T. said...

Such pretty cards Lori! Love those flowers!

Kelley said...

Wonderful cards this month! I am really loving the coloring of the birdhouse and the design of the flower card! So pretty!!