Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Hop for Kelley!

Happy Birthday wishes to Kelley Holland, owner of Our Daily Bread designs! Kelley is the most wonderful and generous "boss" I have ever worked for. In order to give a little something back, in honor of Kelley's birthday, all of the "Breadsticks" have created new cards using some of the older sets, and will be sending them to Kelley to hang on her display boards in the Our Daily Bread designs' booth for craft shows in the future. A lot of the card samples show a little wear and tear (and fading) over time due to constant handling and exposure to bright lights. So, we're sending some "fresh blood", if you will!

For my first sample, I have used "Fruit of the Spirit", which I just picked up this past weekend while working for ODBD at a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Hello to all of the wonderful ladies I met in person there!) The image was embossed on watercolor paper with Ranger Detail Black Embossing Powder, then colored with markers, cut out and popped up over Memory Box designer paper cut from Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, layered on Spellbinders Lacey Squares. The May Arts Satin Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and was embellished with Zva Creative Pearls and "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist was sprayed over the finished card.


I have incorporated the following challenges in the making of this card:
AI Factory: Embossing;
For Fun Challenges: Something new (I just bought this set and this Memory Box designer paper a few days ago!).


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My second card was made with the "Give Thanks" set, stamped on a panel cut with Spellbinders Labels Eleven, colored with markers, layered over SEI "Spooks" designer paper, and embellished with May Arts Crocheted ribbon, tied with a Bow Easy and a Basic Grey button on top, with "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.


The challenges I used for this card are:
Charisma Cardz: Autumn Colors;
Stampin B's: Fall Card;
Sentimental Sundays: Autumn/Fall.



If you have hopped here from Fran's blog, you have seen about half of the "Happy Birthday, Kelley" creations. If you are here by chance, head on over to the ODBD blog and start at the beginning....you don't want to miss a thing! The next three stops for this special hop are:

Debi
Julie
Chris


If you would like to leave your well wishes for Kelley, please do so at the ODBD blog on the "Happy Birthday, Kelley" post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy, happy, blessed birthday, Kelley!! We love you!!


44 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh such wonderful images you chose to highlight. Love your coloring on these beautiful cards.

Patty said...

I love your cards (as usual) what a grand Birthday treat!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous, Angie!! Absolutely a wonderful tribute to Kelley!!

Pati said...

Very pretty colors, images and bows! I love the Fruit of the Spirit set! : )

marcelle schauer said...

Angie, these are wonderful! Love the coloring and the layouts. These will be so fantastic hanging on those boards for sure.

Karen W said...

Just gorgeous, both of them are wonderful!!

Patter Cross said...

So gorgeous girl! And love the pearls on the ribbon on your first card. Beautiful! Have a blessed Thursday!

Dawn said...

Fabulous samples girl!!!

Grace said...

Ohh Angie these are yummy!!! I so love how you colored both of them and your special touches are always perfect!!! Kelley will be so happy with these!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful, Angie! The sponging on the second one sets off the colors perfectly! And the papers, ribbons and details *WOW* SHEER PERFECTION!

Debi said...

Angie they are both amazing!

Francie G. said...

Goodness, these are beautiful, Angie! So beautifully colored! I think you have just enabled me!

Sandee said...

Angie this is fantastic!!! I always love your cards and your style!!!! Kelley will so happy to have this!!!

Randi said...

Hi Angie, I know what I am going to be getting this weekend!!!! More stamps. Bawh!!!!! I love both of these. Thanks for the enabling, you.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Holy Macaroni girl - you're on fire!!! Both of these are fantastic - love all your colours and detailing (and yummy, yummy ribbon!!) Love how the first one looks like a picnic!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, oh my goodness, both of your cards are breathtaking, girl!!! I am truly speechless and I am sure so will Kelley be! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Angie! I love these images and the shapes and dp you used are just perfect.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Amazing Angie!I love the colors and your coloring. I see you used one of the same images as mine! Your papers and designs are stunning. I am not an orange person but that second one with the plaid paper, your stunning coloring and the lace is out of this world gorgeous!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl Walker said...

Angie these are both sooo Beautiful hun! I love the details and the colors you used on both of them :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Theresa said...

Angie, Nice job on the cards!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Coloring is superb and that first one is so vibrant! Love them both!

Bette said...

These are really beautiful cards. I'm sure Kelley will love them.

**Milu** said...

I hope Kelley has a fabulous blessed birthday!!
and I LOVE your cards Angie!
**Milu**

Darlene said...

These are both so beautiful and yet so different in style. Love the pearls on the ribbon in the first and the button on the second. Your colouring is wonderful.

Janaria said...

What scrumptious cards you have made and what a blessing you are. . what a lovely way to celebrate the Lord's gift of Kelley!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty! Lovely idea to update samples too.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Angie, these are both beautiful and a real tribute to Kelley!

Adirondack Annie said...

Love the cards, especially the one w/ the lace!

Luanne said...

Both cards are wonderful! I especially love your Thanksgiving card, wonderful coloring! Gorgeous!!

greenize said...

What beautiful cards! And now you have told me how to make these bows, I will have to pop over and purchase the bow easy! Have a blessed day!

Hugs, Donna
texasdreamweaver@yahoo.com

Mickie said...

Beauiful work Angie, your cards are always so pretty.

Lyn said...

These are both gorgeous Angie. Love the stamps, Spellbinders, bows, glimmer mist...well, you get the idea, LOL! Love all the Breadsticks "love" given to Kelley. You all are so blessed...Thanks!

Sue D said...

Both cards are beautiful--great coloring.

Kelley said...

You sre just the sweetest!! Big hugs, Ang!!!! Thanks so, so much!!

Anna said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Traci S. said...

Angie, these are FANTASTIC! I love the way you embossed the "Fruit of the Spirit" image and then colored it in with such vibrant and beautiful colors. I love the details of the tiny pearls, and the papers you chose to mat the image! Gorgeous!

The second card is AMAZING! I love the "country" touch with the button on your ribbon. The bg dp reminds me of country kitchens, and the outdoors. I love how you brought these colors alive in this image. Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Remember~
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lorelie Kim said...

Both are gorgeous, Ang!! You have an eye for most perfect of all details in each of your creations! Missing you all!

Sarah said...

Angie, these are just exquisite! Beautiful color combos and love the layouts.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Both are beautiful! I love the colors and embellishments in both creations. Thank you for playing at AiF this week!
Georgia

Benzi said...

Both cards are just awesome. Beautiful images and splendid work.
Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week so we could see your wonderful creations.

Valerie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I LOVE your cards!

racinggrandma61 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Adorable, Great job and TY for playing with us at AiFactory and come and play again.

Laralee DT

tampatha said...

wow! absolutely stunning cards! thanks for playing with us this week at AIF
-Tammy DT lead

Renee said...

Your coloring is great..almost looks real. Thanx for joining us at AIF this week. Hope to see you again…
Renee DT