Friday, May 13, 2016

Praying for You!

 Hello friends!  

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs  May Release. 

I created this card using Good Day and Medallion Sentiments for my stamps.  I used the new Pierced Circles dies and the Pierced Rectangle Dies (on the main printed panel) as well as the new Pierced Ovals dies (for the sentiment).  I fussy cut the image after stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring with Copics.  I mounted it on the pierced circle panel using foam tape for dimension.  I matted the pierced circle panel with a Matting Circle Ornament die, using some of the last bits of cherished Sage Shadow card stock I have, and added a cream colored Doily Die cut behind that.    The design paper for this card is all from the ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection and I used the colors in it to choose my Copics and the tiny flowers cut with a die from the Flower Box Fillers die set.  I colored them with Copics and added a tiny red rhinestone.  I added a leafy flourish from the Fancy Foliage Die set.  I finished off with a wrinkled seam binding bow.  

Here are the new ODBD release products I used on this card:


For those of you wanting an update on my health.... I continue to recover nicely.  I start 6 weeks of Radiation next week (30 treatments, 5 days a week).  It's phase 3 of this process and the last of the really intense treatments.  I'm so thankful for this time of recovery between chemo/surgery and radiation, but I look forward to getting started too so I can be done!!!  Thanking the Lord for His mercies and love!  Thank YOU all who have been praying for me!!!  I know He has heard and answered!!!

Thanks so much for taking a peek today!  I hope you've enjoyed my sample and to view the other DT creations, please visit the ODBD Blog, and stop at the links below:
Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn
Lori * Lisa * Sabrina * Grace * Jan (Guest Designer)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May Release!

Welcome to the ODBD May Release!  I hope you've had a chance to view the entire release, but if not, be sure to stop by the ODBD Blog to see it all!
Before I get in to the details of my cards, here are the details on how  you might win a prize! 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For the card above, I wanted a vintage feminine feel so I pulled out my  ODBD paper, Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I used the new and wonderful "Good Day" stamp set for my image and sentiment.  I stamped the image with Memento cocoa ink and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the image and mounted it on an oval panel created by die cutting an ODBD Pierced Ovals die from the same paper collection, embossing it with a sizzix embossing folder, and matting it with an ODBD Ovals die cut from brushed gold card stock.  I mounted that on a rectangular panel created by die cutting a brushed gold frame with the ODBD Filagree Frame die from the March Anniversary release, and layering on a pink paper from the same paper collection, cut with an ODBD Lavish Layers die set, also from the Anniversary release.  I distressed all my layers with Distress Ink in Antique Linen, and for the sentiment, I stamped it with VersMark and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.  I cut it with the new Pierced Ovals die, and matted with a brushed gold ODBD Ovals die cut.  The base is Blushing Bride card and the lace is from my stash.  I have added lots of dimension with foam tape.

Here are the new releases I used for the card above:

For the card below, I thought I'd try for a card  that could go masculine or feminine.  I already had the brushed gold paper out so I decided to add that to a layer of  ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection and some Midnight Muse card stock.  I die cut the gold background using the new die called Majestic Medallion Dies.  I stamped the image from  Medallion Sentiments with Midnight Muse ink on Neenah Solar Crest 140 lb card stock and cut with the new Flourishy Frame die.  I decorated the white panel with the center portion of a second die cut of the Majestic Medallion die from brushed gold.  I matted the white with another die cut from from Midnight Muse, using the Flourishy Frame dies setI kept it simple and only embellished with some navy blue half pearls.

Here are the new release products I used on this card:

Again I want to thank all who have been praying for me!  I had my surgery on April 6th and am recovering very well!  The pathology report was basically good, though not quite perfect.  We had hoped that by doing the neoadjuvant chemo, that when I had the surgery there would be no live cancer remaining, but  there was still a live cancerous tumor left.  However the Dr. feels he got it all.  The really great news is that the lymph nodes were clear!  So we are praising the Lord for answered prayer!   I am gaining strength every day.  So thank you so much for praying,  for the notes you've sent, the cards and facebook messages of encouragement!  They have meant so much!!!

Now, here is the list of designer's participating in today's hop:

Lori Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy
Dawn * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina
Diana * Angie * Chris * Jan (Guest Designer)