Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs "For The Love...." Hop!!

Hello, everyone, and Happy Thursday to you! Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly "For the Love" Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop "For the Love of ODBD Good Steward sets"! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. One of the posts is a "hop hot spot" and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, July 4th at 6 pm EDT to complete the hop. Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Good Steward sets!

If you have hopped here from sweet Grace's amazing blog, you are in the right place. If not, please head over to the ODBD Blog and start from the beginning....we don't want you to miss a thing!

For my first sample today, I have used one of my favorite ODBD stamps, the "Prayer of St. Francis".  These beautiful words have always been profound for me.....to be a blessing to others in a world of negativity and darkness is all I have ever wanted to do.


The shaped card base was cut out with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur, then I cut another panel from the Bo Bunny "Ambrosia" designer paper collection to adhere to the top in order to cover up the fold. (Click HERE for a tutorial on how to cut a shaped card using cutting dies.) The "Prayer of St. Francis" was stamped directly onto the designer paper.  The "2-step Butterfly" outline was stamped onto the same "Ambrosia' paper, then cut out using the custom "Grunge Butterfly Die". The edges of the designer paper and butterfly were sponged in tangerine to bring out the accent color in the paper. My original plan was to embellish this very heavily, but after adding the lace, I decided it was beautiful on its own.

I will be submitting this card to the following challenges:
Paper Play: Die Cuts;
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment.

For my next sample, I used another powerful set, "Mother Teresa"!  More words of wisdom here....I love this set!!!


Since I still had the Bo Bunny "Ambrosia" paper pad on my desk, I decided to use it for my second sample! The colors are so vivid and rich and beautiful!!  I chose dark teal cardstock, and pink and lavender ink to compliment the colors in the designer paper.  The flower shaped panel was cut from the Spellbinders "Blossom Tags and Accents" die set, the pearls are from Want2Scrap, the lace is Prima, and thanks to the dark cardstock, you can actually see the 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist I sprayed over the finished card!! 


I will be submitting this for the following challenges:
Sketch Challenge 390 at Splitcoast Stampers;
Paper Play: Die Cuts;
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment.

Now....back to the hop!!!! Your next stop is with "card-making-machine", Lori!!! Hold onto your socks, folks, because Lori has made not one, not two, but three amazing samples for your viewing pleasure today!!!!

Thanks for hanging out with me and the other Breadsticks today! Happy Hopping and God bless!


50 comments:

Grace said...

Oooooooh Angie.... sigh.... these are both soooo gorgeous!!! LOVE the pretty shapes to these cards and the lace on the top one is the perfect embellishment.... for this most wonderful prayer! Love the dp and perky colors of the second one! You amaze me all the time gf!!!!
hugs,
Grace

Deborah Saaranen said...

Glorious sunshiney colors with this beautiful prayer! Love both of your designs Angie!

Teri said...

Great cards. Love the colors, butterfly and edging on the first card especially.

Saints Rule! said...

The "card making machine" LOVES your creations Angie!!!!! Wowzer! Love the soft yellow and that sketch is PERFECTO!!!! You always make the most amazing projects! Blessings dear friend!!!

Clare said...

Wow, Angie! Each designers card(s) are so different! Beautiful work on yours! It's amazing! Wonderful colors!

Marsha said...

Thank you for the beautiful ideas.

Candy Meyers said...

Oh, I love your card. Anything with a butterfly is appealing to me. To add it to this saying is so appropriate. I can't wait to ge that stamp. It will become one of my favorites, I'm sure.
Thanks for sharing.
Candy Meyers

Dawn said...

just lovely, Ang! so cheerful too, would brighten up someone's day for sure!!

Carol Drumwright said...

Love, love, love both cards! The delicate edging on the first card really sets out the prayer, and the bright colors with the quilt-like appeal of the second card is just fun! Thanks for sharing your creations.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards. I'm not a yellow person normally, but I LOVE that first card. It's beautiful!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Angie. Love the yellow on the first one, beautiful background

Conniecrafter said...

the first is a great prayer and it is lovely on that paper, pretty lace borders too!
the second is very pretty too with the fresh papers and neat design, like the sentiment stamping over the image!

PatsyB said...

I do English Bulldog rescue and have a large statue of St. Francis in my backyard at a fountain! I love this poem and think of my guys everytime I read it. I have used this on many sympathy cards for fellow animal lovers who have lost babies. Thank you and ODBD for remembering our furry kids and how much they mean to us. Love this card!!

Tami B. said...

What beautiful cards. The Mother Teresa set is one of my favorite sets.

Anonymous said...

Both card are beautiful.

Holly Paulson

Queen Mary said...

Wow Angie! I need the prayer of St. Francis, so I love your first card, and I love your lavender pearls with the Mother Theresa quote -- lovely. thank you.

Pati said...

Very pretty, love how you made the prayer the focus with simple yet elegant embellishments with the Rom. Rectange die, the lace & butterfly.

Pretty colors, lace & shimmer/glimmer on your second card! :)

Betty said...

Love both cards! The colors and lace are just beautiful!!

tammy said...

Angella!!
Your cards are very lovely!! My favorite is the Prayer of St. Francis card---you did such a super job creating that free---airy feel with the lace, the butterfly,the ambrosia paper, and the dies:) thank you for sharing and for allowing me to learn from you1 be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooooh Angie!! I am in love with yellow right now, and your card just spoke to my heart!! Yellow, lace and butterflies, paired with that beautiful prayer...what could be more beautiful and inspirational!! And your second card with the brilliant color palette as a backdrop to the Mother Teresa quote just warms my heart!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, oh my goodness, what stunning bauties you have created! I love the yellow one with just the lace and butterfly....perfection to the "T"!! The second, I don;t even have words for it...everything on this card is so very beautiful! Such yummy lace and the Spellbinders die is perfect for the image and sentiment...LOVE it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

I really love these two sets you chose today, Angie. Your cards are stunning. I love that these sets show that being a good steward is not always about a physical doing, but a "way" or a "showing" of love and kindness to others, too. Sometimes just being there to hold someones hand or give a hug. Beautifully done!

Christine said...

Beautiful sentiments and gorgeous color choices. I love the messages of your cards and the bright, cheerful hues!

kathi17 said...

These are both beautiful Angie. I love the prayer, and the elegant simplicity of the card. I also love yellow!

I also love anything from Mother Theresa, and your second card sets her saying off perfectly.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the lace on both.

Kelley said...

Love it, Angie girl! My fave part is "for it is in giving that we receive". In this "me" society we live in it is so awesome to have friends like you in my life where I see that line in action. You are such a GIVING person! Mwaaah!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Angie!! These cards are stunning!! I love these stamps and you have displayed them beautifully. While I am not usually a yellow person, I just adore that first card. GORGEOUS GF!!!
hugs,
Chris

LaDawn said...

These are great cards.They are both created with such love. Thanks

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

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Diana said...

I love anything with butterflies on it. I use a lot of butterflies on my cards.

Jan Marie said...

Oh Angie!! What beauties you have crafted. I just love the first card, and I am not a fan of yellow, but you've won me over with that work of art!! And the detail on the second card is amazing!! You are something girl! Blessings and hugs!

Jan Castle said...

Both cards are lovely Angie...I'm partial to the gold design...so elegant. Of course, your other card is wonderful as well - just a different feel to it.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

christi said...

i love both of these cards, my fav is the colorful mother theresa one.it's bright and frilly and pretty.

Jean C said...

I love your cards. Both have wonderful vibrant colors. The first is so cheerful with the yellow butterfly and the second has such a great color combination. Beautiful cards!

papertrails leaver said...

What a beautiful card! The prayer stamp is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime for our anything goes challenge, :-) Amy

Myamical said...

Angie, I don't think I've ever seen you make anything but beautiful cards. Both are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Stella said...

Absolutely love your cards. I can't wait to start using my St. Francis stamp. So pretty.

Scrap-n-happy said...

Angie, your cards are awesome! I love the first card so much. The bright, cheery yellow is fantastic & you're right this card is perfect just the way you created it! The second card is so sweet. I love the colors & simple embellishments you used. The sentiment stamped over the flower is a nice touch!

Rea' said...

Beautiful job on both cards, love the lace and butterfly touch. On the second card love the colors and your various elements (lace,bling, shapes and stitching)!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Two of my all time favorites; Mother Teresa and St. Francis. Your cards are wonderful and I especially like the simplicity of the St. Francis one because the message stands on its own. TFS////////1

Caitiumom said...

the colors in your second card are stunning, love the glimmer mist.

Clickersister said...

Oh Angie, these are gorgeous! Love the colors on the second one! More of your stellar creations, as usual! Big hugs!

Justavicki said...

Two beautiful cards Angie! I have been wanting that two step butterfly and the Prayer..you enabler you! :) I love the technique you used for the card, thanks for sharing! I love the use of color on the second card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two outstanding cards...love all the color of the second, but the Prayer of St. Francis is a fave and love the bright yellow you used with it.

Heather said...

Wow, both cards are amazing! The first is very stunning. Love the shape and that that butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Angie: Your cards are so beautiful. You are such an inspiration.

Margie F.

Deirdre said...

Stunning - love them both.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay Challenges this week.

April Williams said...

Beautiful cards! So bright and cheery. Great job!

Keri Brown said...

You make yellow more like able for sure. Awesome card!!!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!