Saturday, May 1, 2010

ODBD May New Release/Blog Hop

Happy May Day, everyone!!! Our team at Our Daily Bread designs are having a special "May Day" blog hop for you this month! In certain parts of the country, on May first, it is a fun tradition to make "May Baskets" for neighbors and friends, fill them with flowers or other little gifts, then go hang them on their doorknob, knock or ring the bell, and run and hide until they had found their basket. Though I have never participated, it sure sounds like a fun "giving" tradition! Some still carry on this tradition, and others are trying to revive it. So in the spirit of May Day, for our hop, we are going to collect flowers from each designer to fill our May basket!

Blog hop and contest details are below, but first I would love to reveal our beautiful new stamps for this month.....I can't decide which set I love more...they are all so versatile and powerful!!







For my card sample today, I have chosen to use "As You Graduate". The scene and sentiment are embossed with Ranger Black Detail Embossing Powder, the sky sponged in pink, then the trees were embellished with "Raspberry Fizz" Ultrafine Flower Soft. The cobblestone path was embellished with "Sand" Ultrafine Flower Soft for dimension. The pink satin ribbon is by May Arts, tied with my best friend, the Bow Easy!! The designer paper is Memory Box "Gossamer" and the black pearls are by Hero Arts.





Not only is today the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS (Woo Hoo!!), it is also Case Artist Saturday .....the featured artist this week is Bernadette! I have chosen this gorgeous card to case....I flipped her sketch upside down....if you stand on your head, it's very clear!! lol!!! A big congrats and thank you to Cindy Coutts for all of the hard work she puts into CPC to keep the ministry going...and thanks to all of the wonderful Christian ladies who "hang out" there and inspire me daily!!! Also today, over at Splitcoast, the Inspiration Challenge is to use an item from the "Jazz It Up Home Interiors" site. I chose the wall art shown in this small photo...the pink scene just spoke to me!!

Now, on with the hop!!! If you hopped here from Chris Olsen's awesome blog, you are in the right place. If you have just "happened by", please go to the ODBD blog so that you may hop in the right order and collect your May Day flowers! There will be three lucky winners who will receive $15.00 towards ODBD stamps! You have until Monday, May 3rd 8 EST to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Tuesday, May 4th. Good luck!!


Here is what you need to do to qualify to win:
1. Hop from blog to blog, leaving a comment and collecting the flower that designer is giving away.
2. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer. If you were unable to leave a comment for any one, just state their name in your final comment there and you will still be entered into the drawing. This is meant to be fun, not stressful.
3. Send an email to Grace at gnywening@yahoo.com with the names of the designers and the flowers you collected. If for any reason you get lost along the way, just return to the ODBD Blog for a complete list.

My flower for you to collect: LILIES (These are from my garden last year...aren't they gorgeous?!)

Your next stop will be at Dawn Lusk's blog.....just wait until you see what she and the rest of the girls have to show you!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun on your hop and have a blessed weekend!!!!

97 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Angie!! Love your colors and the use of the fence border punch!! The flower soft and elegant bow are the perfect touch!!
You rock girl!!
Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Debi said...

Angie your card is so beautiful! Love how you used the flower soft on the trees.

Dawn said...

beautiful Ang!! awesome that you used FS!! and your lilies are gorgeous too

Grace said...

Angie I soooo love this!!! Your pretty pink blossoms in the tree and the fs road is just fabulous!!! Love the fence punch and your gorgeous bow! I love every detail about this one my friend!

Sandy said...

Love the quote. Your card is just perfect.

Deborah said...

Beautiful card. Love the road.
Thanks for all the cards and inspiration you show us.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hey girl! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The colors are soooo perfect! Lovely card... :)

Elsina said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the new stampsets, especially God's hands.

Deborah Saaranen said...

GORGEOUS design Angie! Love all of your use of Flower Soft here!

Doris said...

The flower soft adds so much--beautiful card!

Mickie said...

Such a pretty card and so fitting for a grad.

Pattyb said...

Love the card, and the message is perfect! The Flower Soft really adds a specia touch!

Blessings,
Pat

Nola said...

Beautiful card. I love the butterflies.
Nola

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely STUNNING Angie!!!! Love the all the pink and the flowersoft is gorgeous!!!!

Angelwood said...

What a fabulous image! Love this! Beautiful card, Angie! hugs, Angela

Judy said...

Awesome card! Love the fence punch with the image and the Flower Soft on the trees!

Judy said...

What lovely designs. Your card is stunning.

Becky said...

How beautiful.The fence is such a perfect touch to this card.

Linda said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the pink blossoms.

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! Love the fence punch!

Connie M. said...

Oh Angie!! This is just sooo pretty and pink!! I just love the blossoms on your tree, and the fence, is the perfect touch!!

Deanna C said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I love this stamp and that fence punch border just makes it so wonderful. I love that ribbon too. Aren't these new stamps wonderful. God Bless you.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! Love how you've used Flower Soft on the trees and cobblestone path!! Great embellishments for a terrific card!!!

Lori said...

Your lilies are beautiful! I like the embossing and flower soft on your card. Fantastic textures!

denise said...

Love the colors, the fence and Flower Soft...
Denise Trottier

Randi said...

Angie, with your cards I always see WOW. Then I go to the top and start my way down to the bottom...a feast for my eyes as you have such wonderful detail that brings the eye right back to the focal point.

Congratulations!!!! Christian Paper Crafts and Cindy. A wonderful place to hang out.

Thanks for the inspiration. And have a wonderful weekend.

Shaunna said...

Beautiful Angie! Love your pink sponging. All of the deatail is just gorgeous!

Luv 2 Create said...

I truly am amazed by the gorgeous scenery on these new stamps. Your card is so beautiful and serene. Great job thanks for the inspiration.
Marcie

Sandee said...

Angella this is absolutely fantastic!!!!

Jennifer said...

Love your card! Your embossing is impeccable!

Jennifer L

Adirondack Annie said...

Gorgeous Card!!! Love the fence punch w/ this! Perfect composition! Thank you for sharing your talents w/ us!!! Very Inspirational!!!

Pat Jandacek said...

I love this scene and you've done a beautiful job creating this card. TFS

msfreida said...

WOW! This is sooo exquisite! LOVE the scene you created!

gingerbaby said...

Angie, I love this card. From the saying to the image. Which is really highlighted with the flower soft. I love the contrast.
Hugs,
Brooke

ChristineCreations said...

I just LOVE your blossoming trees Angie! The touches of color are so stunning. Beautifully done

Karen W said...

Just beautiful. I'm so glad to see these sets in the cards, I know now I need all of them.

Pat said...

Beautiful card.

Cook22 said...

Love the cherry blossom feel to your card, and that great sentiment from Corrie ten Boom. Gosh, makes me feel old when I remember a youth camp where we showed The Hiding Place, a LONG time ago.
Love your lilies too - I was afraid mine hadn't survived the prolonged snow here, but they're growing visibly right now.

Lori said...

Beautiful card, your talent blows me away! Love the lilies too, my favorite flower! Have a blessed weekend! Lori

Miriam said...

What a beautiful card! I always love the pink and black color combination. Your flower soft blossoms add to the feel of spring. You are so clever to use the picket fence border to match the image. You have dona a fantastic job with this. Bless you for sharing.

Luv2stamp said...

Gorgeous, love everything about your card!!

Marlene said...

This is beautiful, would never have thought to use pink, but it's stunning.

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous card!! love the flower soft in the trees because I love the flowering trees in the spring. your lilies are gorgeous too!!

Olivia said...

Beautiful card!

Catherine said...

The delicate oink bow is just delightful.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Angie, this is absolutely lovely!! I love the beautiful detail that has gone into this stunner.

christi said...

i love your colors how they are subtle and the bow is so cool.

Mickey 'n Sis said...

Angie:

Your color scheme of soft pink, sand, and bold black is stunning. I love how you added texture with the black embossing and the FlowerSoft.

Mickey 'n Sis

Lorelie Kim said...

You can never go wrong with pink! Love your work a always, Angie!! Wish I had lilies like that in my yard! Alas, I don't have a green thumb...

Beth Norman said...

Thud. A lot of work and TLC went into this beauty. The flower soft alone must have taken a life time. Your embossing adds a lovely flare as well. I really wish I didn't have to move on to the next blog--I want to just sit and stare some more.

craftyemb said...

What a beautiful card. You did a terrific job and I love the colors.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card and love the new stamps you used. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

This card is beautiful! The soft pink contrasted with the black is lovely and the background works perfectly with all of it. Thanks for sharing it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I love the flower soft that you added - just the right amount of pink! GORGEOUS!

Earline said...

Your card is so beautiful

Luanne said...

How beautiful! The flower soft is gorgeous!! Precious card!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty.....I love how you added the flower soft....great idea.....

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Angie, your card is really beautiful! I just love the pink sky with the walkway. The verse is perfect! Also, love the bow. Great job!!

marcelle schauer said...

Angella, girl friend this is beautiful and do I see a bit of embossing with powder? Glad you indulged us with that detail. Your bow is fantastic!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors and design, Angie! Beautifully detailed and accented! Wonderful scripture card!

ny2tx_patti said...

I love the black embossing on your gorgeous card!

Stephanie said...

I love the pink and black color scheme. Another stunning card!!!

Dani said...

How beautiful! I love the colors!

Natalie said...

Holy cow, girl friend!! This is jaw droppin' gorgeous! Beautiful card and the pink flower soft is absolutely over the top!! You are so creative, what a gift you have!!

Carmen said...

Beautiful card! Love the picket fence and the bow is, well...perfect!!

Sheina said...

Your card is incredibly stunning! The colors are so soothing and well blended.

Clarissa said...

Hi Angella, your card is just stunning. Love your interpretation of the sentiment. Awesome work!

rvlady said...

I just love your Lilies. I also enjoyed your Blog site.
Mary Crook

Betty Benton said...

You are blessed to have such lovely flowers in your garden and that beautiful card is bound to bless the recipient!

Mary Ann T said...

Wouldn't have thought to use the flower soft, looks great. Thanks for the card and the lilies.

Tanja said...

Lovely colours and gorgeous bow!

Charlotte said...

What an amazing card! it is gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely lilies!

2scrappyteachers said...

Love this card Angie....BTW, Happy First Year Anniversary!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like the flower soft in the trees.

csheldon1 said...

beautiful and stunning and my fvorite flower

PamS said...

What a stunning card...love those colors you used.

one_of_a_kind said...

Beautiful flowers and card. Kay at One_of_a_kind

Heidi said...

WOW you did a beautiful job on this card, what a wonderful inspiration for any graduate.

Irene said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!!

Betty said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love everything about it. How very creative you are! That quote has to be one of my all time favorites.

annieb said...

Beautiful graduate card. TFS

dclouser said...

Amazing card!

srowsey said...

Love the pinks especially with the black. Have always loved that combo. Beautiful card.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card Angie! Love it with the Flower Soft! Hopefully I can make a bow as stunning as yours since Chris hooked me up with a Bow Easy as a surprise gift this w/e! TFS!

Francie G. said...

So very beautiful, Angie! Love the blossoms on the trees! Beautifully done!

Donna said...

This is a beautiful card! I love how you used the flower soft on the trees. A perfect card for the graduate!
Donna G

kngwd89 said...

Gorgeous card! LeAnn

Teepee said...

This card is stunning! I love the subtle pink. And those lilies from your garden are beautiful.

Gloria said...

I have never done this before so I surely do hope I'm doing it right! I love your card. I can think of many times I could use it! BTW, I am so enjoying the music. What a graceful touch!

Kelley said...

Ang, this is totally the coolest card!!!! Love the pink and the different FS you used!! Love t! And your lilies are so PRETTY!

southernscraps said...

Love your card! Very elegant!

Beth Ann said...

I love this card. Thank you for sharing

SherylH said...

Gorgeous -- the flower soft adds such a nice touch to the trees.

Donna said...

Stunning card.

Cissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

~Cissy

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Cheryl Walker said...

Another Beautiful card!!!! I love this set tooo, I was placing my order today and 1 of the other sets I wanted werent in stock, and the Mom set is 1 of the ones im ordering :) Love the Scripture #3 set tooo, that is now on my list...hehehehe :) Love ODBD Stamps they are the best!!!

Hugs again!!!
cheryl