Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs April New Release Blog Hop!



Hi everyone! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April New Release Blog Hop!!! If you have hopped here from the Our Daily Bread designs Blog, you are right where you want to be....if not, please head over there now to get all of the fabulous details about how you can qualify to be one of four winners! If there are any broken links on your hop-along today, there is a complete link list on the ODBD Blog as well. (BTW, if you haven't seen the new sets in one place yet, check out the New Release post HERE. )


For my sample today, I chose to create a 12x12 scrapbook page in tribute of my Kitty, who passed away a couple of months ago......she was 20 years old.....it sure was tough getting used to her not being here after all that time! When the new pet sympathy sets were revealed to the team, I knew that I had to make a page for Kitty! (Sorry for the dark photos......this was the best I could do without a glare on the Kitty photos!)

Here is a closer view without the outside edges. I'm so excited that I was able to use many stamp sets for my page embellishments.....not one store-bought embellie here....all are stamped!! (I love a good challenge!)


'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Cat Sympathy'(cat image and sentiments), 'Francis of Assisi' (quote), 'Happy Fall' (single sunflower), 'Harvest Blessings' (sunflower group), 'Missing You';
Cardstock: Stampin Up Garden Green and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: 12 x 12 Prima 'Sweet Tea' from the 'Sun Kiss Collection';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up Ink Pads and Markers;
Accessories: Our Daily Bread designs 'Sunflower Die Set', Our Daily Bread designs 'Fence Die', Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors, Spellbinders Labels Eight, paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge daubers;
Size: 12" x 12".




Before I continue with the hop info, there is one important announcement first:
We have decided to extend our Customer Favorites Contest! You now have until April 7th to add your submission to the Customer Favorites Contest for a chance to win a free set and the chance to be a guest designer for the release of “your” set! So leave us your ONE choice of favorite short Scripture, spiritual quote or spiritual sentiment, and YOUR submission might be in the next ODBD Customer Favorites Sets! Read all the details and leave your submission HERE! ***PLEASE take time to see the Scriptures already in sets list HERE so you don’t waste your one submission on one that’s already in a set!


Now.....on with the hop!!! You have until Monday, April 2nd at 8pm EDT to complete the hop. Three hoppers will receive a $20 gift certificate to the ODBD store and one hopper will receive......a Bread Basket Bundle (entire new release!!). Thanks, Kelley, for your generosity!!!

Your next stop will be with the incredibly creative, talented, and super sweet....Julie Warner!!! You will love what she has to show you!!!

Happy Hopping to you and have a very blessed weekend!!!


86 comments:

Dawn said...

oh, Ang, what a lovely tribute page to your Kitty! such a nice combo of stamps too... sweet pics

Grace said...

Angie gf, this is so touching!!! I love that you made every embellishment with stamps! The dp is a beautiful backdrop for your photo and the pics are wonderful! Tugs at my heart!!! But 20 years is a lot of years to enjoy kitty!
hugs,
Grace

maryc1254 said...

Our pets are such an important part of our lives and their memories are always with us.

Mary B. said...

I am so sorry about your kitty. Its awsome to be able to make these wonder pages. Great job. I dont know what I would do if something happened to my best friend Brutus. He is our 11 yr. Old pug. Cant wait to get the new stamp sets!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful scrapbook page. I know what you are feeling after losing your precious cat. My cat is everything to me.

christi said...

what a sweet way to remember a longtime friend.

Jan B. said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Kitty. Your creativity inspires me. Blessings to you and thanks for sharing.

Sheri said...

What a loving tribute to you kitty. It is so hard to lose someone so close. And it is a someone. They are certainly members of the family

tina said...

wonderful layout. and a great memorial tour kitty

Gail said...

Great tribute to your kitty.
Real nice layout.

Becky said...

Wonderful layout and wonderful tribute to your kitty.

snowbear said...

Great layout..love the kitty pics!

craftymom205 said...

Great layout.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Karen W said...

What a wonderful tribute to your animals, they just make a house a home. Great layout and the card is wonderful!

Sandee said...

Angella, your page is so very sweet! I know how much it hurts to lose your special kitty after all that time! Your page is a beautiful tribute and I love it!

Christine said...

This is a sweet tribute, and I know from experience that it was difficult to create. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet page! Thanks for sharing your kitty with us!

Hettie H said...

This layout is a great tribute to your cat. Thanks for sharing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is such a wonderful page, Angie! You can see the love that went into it and it's a lovely tribute to your sweet kitty.

Scrap-n-happy said...

Love the bright cheery colors you used for this layout & how you used Spellbinders Labels 8 to cut out your pictures. :)

Draisey said...

I like the layout of pictures and the use of the stamps.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful tribute to your kitty. It is so difficult to loose a beloved pet. They become part of the family.
I love your page.

Sonia said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Your page is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing this very touching memorial with us.

Davi said...

So sorry for your loss, 20 yrs is a long time and Im sure hard to get used to! The LO is beautiful and the set is sooo perfect for it!!

Melody said...

I like your page, the colors and the way you used the spellbinder label die

Anita Braddock said...

What a beautiful Layout. love the colors and the choice of dies are perfect. love the sentiment and love the way you have made your cat and the blending and attention to details is Awesome. sorry about your loss. I know how you feel. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Debbie said...

Gorgeous layout and sorry about your kitty...

Teresa said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your cat. Love the use of sunflowers on your layout. Hugs, Teresa

jkreucher said...

this is so lovely! I love anything with a cat on it!
so sorry you lost your little treasure!
hugs to ya
Judy

Karyn said...

What a great tribute! My kitty passed on two years ago and I had her for 16 years, what a heart breaker! Your post reminded me I wanted to do a scrapbook of her as well. I love what you used. What a great inspiration and moment down memory lane. Nice job! Karyn

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful page Angie! I love seeing stamps on scrapbook pages!

Tami B. said...

I'm so sorry about your Kitty. This is a really nice tribute to her.

Linda said...

Such a lovely layout and sweet tribute to your kitty. Twenty years is a long time to have a constant companion, so sorry for your loss.

Pati said...

Very nice! I like your combo of stamp sets, homemade embellishments! Great collection of pics and layout for your kitty!

Sherry said...

pretty!! i like that everything is handmade!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute for a dear family member!
Lu C

Becky Green said...

SWEET LAY OUT! Your kitty looks like a couple of ours! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW Angie...this is a cute memory page! Love how you laid it all out...and your kitty was super sweet...sorry to hear you lost her! Hugs ~S~

Tammy said...

Angie!!!
You did such an uber phenom job on this page!!! I love how it is all cohesive with oneanother:) Your choice of pictures, the coloring and all of the quotes;) Simply super!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

atc said...

Your collage is a lovely tribute of happy days with your beloved feline.

macjuna01 said...

Beautiful Layout.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How sweet! Your Kitty looks much like my cat growing up. What a sweetheart!

Tricia

Penny Reed said...

What a sweet way to keep the memory of your precious kitty. It's hard to lose a beloved pet and this stamp set is so great. TFS!

Laura P. said...

Beautiful! Amazing that it is all stamped images. What a beautiful tribute to your kitty!

Gemiel said...

Angie, what a wonderful tribute to your Kitty!!! Aren't stamps great for scrapbook pages!! Love that you made all your embellishments!!

Anonymous said...

Angie: What a beautiful page and a lovely tribute to your Kitty. Your kitty was a beautiful cat. I love the new kitty stamp.

Margie F.

Reny said...

What a sweet layout! I have several of our beloved pets who have passed on. TFS!

Reny

Charlotte said...

Cool.

kathy l said...

Thanks for the reminder that stamps can be enough, we do not always need other embellishments. great layout.

Saints Rule! said...

Oh Angie! Those photos of Kitty are something to treasure! And what a lovely tribute you have created to her sweet spirit! Lovely colors and coloring! I just LOVE everything about it! Definitely a work of heart... blessings...

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, my friend, frst let me say, this is absolutely out of this world gorgeous!! I am so touched by this layout. It is so special as you have captured sme of those good times with your sweet kitty!! This is absolutely beautiful!!

Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Nancy said...

I am sorry for your loss. This is a lovely tribute.

Susan said...

Very cute.

kathi17 said...

What a beautiful page for a lost pet. I lost my cat a few months ago, so seeing your page really touched me.

E. Marie said...

Angie, what a great remembrance of your kitty. They are such a part of our families and it is hard to see them go. Your page is precious.

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Angie... This is an Awesome Page, so heartwarming...and what a special tribute to little kitty...they become so much a part of us...and its so hard to let go...But your page will keep her in your memory so vividly...Blessings & Hugs

Heather said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I've had mine for 13 years and I know I will miss him very much when he goes. Your page is fabulous, love that all the embellishments are stamped.

Sue D said...

Lovely tribute to your Kitty.

Nan G said...

What an adorable layout!

Terri S said...

Will definitely be CASING this layout. I lost my two cats this past year and this is perfect.

carol.drumwright said...

Our kitty is 17 years old and his health is starting to fail, so I really feel for the loss of your friend. I love the tribute you made and know that one day (probably too soon) I will be considering my own tribute to a very loving and important member of my family.

Charlotte Ann said...

Beautiful page - and, tribute to you beloved kitty!

Melody said...

So sweet!!

Lee Ann said...

Sweet page, Angie! It is so hard to say goodbye to our family pets. I too used scrapbooking to help with the loss of a pet.

Jo4Him said...

What a special tribute to kitty; great layout and page. Thanks for sharing.

rlovew said...

Precious tribute to a well loved pet.

Becca Feeken said...

Angie, what a truly beautiful page. What a special way to remember your sweet kitty!!

stampencamper said...

a darling keepsake page, with your joy of 20 years. Sorry for that lose, but, a great memory page

Anonymous said...

Very nice scrapbook page. Love the colors.

Holly Paulson

Evette K. said...

So great to be able to scrap our favorite animals. You did a great memorial for that gorgious cat you had. So well done. My heart feels for your loss. I have two horses, four cats and four dogs. Once my three kids went I had to have my animal kids!!! Love them everyday I have them. And try to take lots of pictures. God bless. ekc

Marlena M. said...

Your tribute is beautiful Angie. Wow, 20 years!

Leanne said...

A beautiful layout & wonderful tribute.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet layout! Love the papers and the fringed grass and the great dies/frames you used for the photos!

Laura said...

Lovely LO and a great tribute too.

JD said...

Beautiful tribute page...very nicely done!

Sheree said...

such a lovely page to Kitty. I can tell how much you loved her just by the way you did your page. God Bless!

JKB said...

You did a wonderful job with a great set of stamps. Pets are so dear.

Alison H said...

What a wonderful tribute as said before your love shines through. The stamps work well, you have brought back happy memories thank you

Debbie said...

I got my first pet when I moved into my first apt. She was a sweet Terrier/Dauschand mix and was a great friend until she passed a few years ago. I still think of her often.

I hope my 12 year old kitty lives until 20!

Mary C said...

Angie this is such a sweet page, I have been taking pictures of my pets for years with the intention of making a scrapbook. I have 10 dogs. With such inspiration maybe I'll start that album now!

Judi said...

Your Kitty reminds me of our family cat Bimbo who was my childhood companion. Wonderful tribute ... such great stamps to work with.

marcia said...

Aw, so sweet!

Lagene said...

Lovely tribute to your beloved pet!

Kelley said...

So awesome, girlfriend!!! I always felt guitly for taking the other page you made!!! I cannot believe you cut Kitty and the flowers out!!
Such a sweet, or bittersweet, page!!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Angie, what a sweet tribute to your dear furry feline family member. . .very special and charming and showcasing her personality. Wow! 20 years! That's amazing and speaks of the loving care you provided. . may the Lord comfort your heart. . and bring a new (wanted)creature into your home in His time!

stampencamper said...

Angie, so sorry for your loss; but, what a beautiful tribute, to keep in your heart and your viewing