Thursday, February 16, 2012

ODBD "For The Love Of..." Alumni Blog Hop!



Hi everyone!! It's time once again for the Alumni Team's "For the Love of..." bi-monthly Blog Hop!! The theme this time around is "For the Love of Borders and Frames"! Our Daily Bread designs has many border sets, perfect for framing scripture verses or images. My sample today is showcasing Flower Frames 2....these frames were originally designed to fit the scripture stamps from Scripture Collection 1 and Scripture Collection 2, since the verses were quite large, however, I love using Flower Frames 2 for framing scenes as well! The watering can bouquet from the Happy Birthday set fits perfectly....yay!!!


As you hop along today, you will see samples for each of the border sets. If you'd like to see the border sets all in one place, you can always go back to the ODBD store, to the stamp set page. Some of them are bundled together, for example, Flower Frames 1 and Flower Frames 2 are bundled, which saves you 10% when you purchase them together!


For my card sample, as I mentioned above, I chose to combine the Happy Birthday set with Flower Frames 2 to create a 90th birthday card for a family friend. The watering can was stamped in Stazon Royal Purple, then cut out with the custom ODBD Watering Can die. Cutting out the watering can by hand takes way over an hour...using the custom die takes about a minute....thanks, ODBD!!!! I stamped an extra image so that I could cut out and pop up some of the flowers. The frame was also stamped in Royal Purple and was cut out by hand, which is pretty easy (as long as you stick out your tongue!!!!!)



Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Flower Frames 2' and 'Happy Birthday';
Cardstock: SU Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White;
Designer paper: My Mind's Eye 'A Beautiful Day';
Ink: Stazon Royal Purple, Ranger Antique Linen (sponging), SU markers;
Accessories: ODBD 'Watering Can' custom die, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, Zva Creative Pearls, Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon and Crocheted Lace, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, paper piercer and template, foam tape;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.



Now......the moment you've been waiting for.....ON WITH THE HOP!!!!

If you have hopped here from Connie's amazing blog, you are in the right place. If you have stopped by today "just because", please head over to the ODBD Blog and start from the beginning....we don't want you to miss a thing!! Though the Alumni hops are normally bi-weekly, this one will run until March 14th at 6pm EST, which means you have nearly four weeks to complete it!!! Hop to all of the blogs listed below, return to this post on the ODBD Blog to let us know you've finished. There will be one lucky winner of a $15.00 gift certificate!

Fran
Kathy
Silke
Betty
Deb
Lori
Connie
Angie -----YOU ARE HERE!
Rosemary
Julie
Chris
Grace
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Your next stop is with the sweet and talented Rosemary! Wait until you see what she has in store for you!!!

Enjoy the hop! Have a very blessed day!!

57 comments:

Grace said...

Angie my friend.... this is stunning!!! LOVE how you framed the image... and the popped up elements within the image! Love the layout and all those pretty Angie touches!!!
hugs,
Grace

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Angie, girl, this is beyond gorgeous!! Love the colors and your coloring and the detail cutting..WOW!! Sending you healing prayers for those headaches that have been bugging you! Hugs, Sabrina

Karen said...

Angie! Gorgeous. I love every little detail!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a gorgeous design around one of my favorite ODBD sets! So very special Angie!

Becky said...

What a beauty you have created! Love that watering can filled with flowers...and your coloring is perfection!

Sandee said...

Oh Angella! This is so beautiful! I am always amazed at your perfect cutting! Love this so much!

Anita Braddock said...

How Beautiful is this Card. Love the new Frames Stamps and the layering you have done is Awesome. love the water can with the Beautiful flowers great job. thanks for sharing
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Susan said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card. I can see some ODBD purchases in my future!

Julie said...

Angie,

Your card is beautiful. The hand cutting is done so perfectly. Your design is gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

oh angie... this is just so beautiful!! love it!!! hugs!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So beautiful, Angie! The colors, the framing the piercing...all fabulous. Your coloring is just awesome!

Carol E said...

Very beautiful card love that you popped the flowers, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

tweetybugshouse said...

really nice card.

Dawn said...

just beautiful, Ang! perfect frame for the watercan!

Caryn S said...

Love the combination of the Fleur De Lis Square and the stamp frame! Beautiful card!

Francie G. said...

So very beautiful, Angie! Love the blues and the way you popped up the flowers! Of course the paper piercing! Fabulous! Hugs!

Tami B. said...

It's a very dreary, rainy day where I am so as soon as I saw this I smiled and may have even let out a little sigh. Very pretty!

Nan G said...

Love the vintage feel of this card! Your sponging and coloring are fabulous!

Connie M. said...

Angie! I so love the popped up flowers...what amazing cutting, my friend!! This card makes me want spring NOW! :)

Liz Williams said...

Angie, I admire your fabulous skills in the cardmaking industry. This frame is a perfect choice for the great spring image on your card.

Jan B. said...

Very beautiful cards. I love your tutorials and advice.

Karen W said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous and I love seeing these frames with images in them. Fabulous card!!

Lee Ann said...

Wow- you have done it again, Angie. This is beautiful; your coloring of the image and popping up this tiny flowers, wow. Perfect.

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing Angie! Love this border and the image is perfect! Your coloring, added dimension with die cuts... perfect! Beautifully done!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how exquisite and beautiful my friend!! I just adore the flower frame with this watering can, your stunning coloring and your colors!! Gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Chris

irishgreensue said...

Hey, Angie!
This nestie works so well with this flowered frame of the watering can - love how you popped up the flowers with the extra stamped image - those dies sure are time savers, aren't they!! Love the lace with the ribbon bow and those butterflies everywhere! Miss you, sweet Friend!!

Caitiumom said...

Stunning card. I love the soft floral vine border the best. You always have beautiful cards.

Sherry Gardner said...

I love this flower border paired with the watering can and the flowers popped out...really makes this border pop too...and the spellbinders is just perfect as a background piece....love this....I can see all the work you put into it...great job....

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Angie....GORGEOUS, I love the blues, and beautiful flowers, so well coloured and cut.......wow!! hugs

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors and exquisite details and coloring, Angie! Beautifully done!

Becky said...

wow, I did not know they had a die for this.. Awesome card, and beautiful coloring.

Sherry said...

Beautiful!!! love how you framed the watering can!!

Susan M said...

Beautiful ,the colours are wonderful ,and the frame is used really well.

Joy said...

Always a wow with your cards! Love the colours and layering!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Such a beauty! I love all the layering and the popped up flowers. I didn't know that watering can had a die cut--how great is that? More to add to the wish list.

Shelia said...

this has such a refreshing feel to it. Love all the details and the design. Absolutely gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

Again, such a beautiful color combination. So calming!

Jonia said...

Angie, what a beauty you have here. Almost wish it was my birthday again. You have done a fantastic job dear lady!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Very pretty, lvoe the your coloring, the pears and ribbon you used. Very Pretty Card!

Rachel Brooks said...

Love your choice of frame and stamp. Very effective card. The problem is I don't know how to choose among the many beautiful frame sets! :(

Robyn said...

Angie, your work is so very pretty. Love the blue hues and the very perfect way it comes together for you!

Jo4Him said...

What a lovely card; love all the fab details and colors. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Angella!!!! The different shades of blue are sooo pretty and I just love how you popped up the flowers and tiny butterflies on the image!!!!

Debbles Dabbles said...

Very sweet card, love the image and how you have coloured it, love the layering of the framed image over the diecut frame. Gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Angie, this is just GORGEOUS! Love your use of the frame and the 3D flower look is fabbo! Hugs ~S~

Rebecca W said...

LOvely card- the watering can is so wonderful.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Pati said...

Very Pretty!! Love your colored frame around that image, wonderful colors and coloring!

Anonymous said...

The edgy nestie background is a nice contrast for the soft curves of the Flower frame. Your coloring of the design is superb!
Lu C

Sonia said...

I love the colors you used in this beautiful card!

Kelley said...

Love how you designed this card! The popped flowers are so cool!

Marsha said...

So very pretty. Love how every thing is cut out.

Traci S. said...

Hi Angie~
This is amazingly beautiful. I love the ink you used, and the floral border looks wonderful with the Birthday Watering Can! I can't believe the difference the popped up flowers make! Fabulous!I really like your lay-out, the lace and ribbon and the pearls and paper piercing...this is so pretty with the die cut behind it! This gives a whole different look to this stamp set! Beautiful, Angie!

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Judi said...

A beautiful card. It brought my mother to mind. This was her favorite colour. The frame and the scroll behind it go together so perfectly.

Marian said...

This is just gorgeous. I LOVE everything about this card.

Gloria Stengel said...

This is in my top 10 of your cards! Love it.

LaDawn said...

Wow this is a wonderful card. Love the colors. I think the extra "pops" you added are truly amazing. The extras just add the right touch.
Thanks