Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aug. Release Blog Hop!


Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs August Release Blog Hop!  I'm so excited about this month's release!  I have  already made some bookmarks that have been given away, and I know I will be making many more!   I hope you enjoy this hop, which by the way is FULL of inspiration from our talented design team!

I am the first stop on the hop, so you can just follow my link to the next person, but if for any reason you get lost along the way, just pop on over to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog for the complete list of links!


Now, here are the basics of the Hop:

  • Hop will run 8:00am Aug. 1 to  8:00pm EDT Aug. 2
  • Winners will be announced Aug 3
  • There will be SIX prizes of your choice of one set!!!
  • Hop to each link and leave a comment, then return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and answer the question there
  • Check back at the ODBD Blog on Aug. 3 to see if YOU are one of the winners! You never know what other fun things we might have for you that day!!!
For my creation.....

I used the Faith, Hope, Love set and the Vine Background.  I created a center step like I've shared before but adjusted my outer panels to accommodate the width of my panels.  I matted with black and added a Spellbinders Ironworks Accents border.  I cut the Love panel with Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large, and the Long  Scalloped Rectangles Lg to mat it.   The ribbon is May Arts and the flower is Spare Parts.  The pearls are from ACMoore.  I love the elegant font of this set!  I could see this not only as bookmarks but wall art, notebook or journal covers, or for an elegant home decor piece.  Wouldn't the Love word make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card?  Oh the possibilities!  LOL!

Here are the sets I used:



 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my card!


From here, you'll hop to the amazing Becca to me blown away!

145 comments:

Deb Fagnant said...

I Love this card - black and white are so elegant!!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Grace! Love the black and white and then that splash of red.
Hugs. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an elegant and beautiful center step card Grace!! I just love the black and white with the pop of red and how you incorporated the background!! Gorgeous as always my friend!!
hugs,
Chris
Have a great day!!

Julia Aston said...

so pretty in the black and white Gtrace - love the center step design of your card!

Tami B. said...

Where do I start....love the stamps, the design, and the color choice. You get a big A+ on this beauty.

Penny said...

You have done a great job. It is a beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Beautiful. I just saw the Aug. release and was wondering if I really needed so many things to make a bookmark - glad to see your usage.

Teresa said...

Grace, perfect design for this card template. love the colors

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Elegant. Love the layering. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Love all the new stamps.
abbraddock@msn.com

Jackie Alexander said...

Grace, I love your card and the sentiment is my favorite.

Mary Lou said...

Wow Grace this is Gorgeous!!! Love the black and white theme:) Awesome!!!!
Hugz

Leanne said...

Love this. Very elegant.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Grace! I love the center step design and the elegant black and white with a pop of red!

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful Grace. I love the way you made the center step card so you can show all three stamps in the set, as well as one background on one project.

This set is just beautiful, as is your card. The set would be a lovely and versatile set for anyone, as it can be used in so many ways, not just as a bookmark!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! Black & white is so stunning!

Bette S said...

I love step cards and this one is awesome! Black and white are so striking and that touch of red just sets them off. Love those stamp sets too. Must haves.

Beth E. said...

Elegant! I love using black and white with a color accent! The red bow adds a "pop" of color and draws one's attention to the words above it. I can imagine many uses for this stamp. On to my Wish List it goes!

Ann said...

Grace,
Nothing more elegant than black and white. Awesome card ~ would be great heat embossed!
Mstgane
Ann

Maxine #6215 said...

I love the Faith Hope Love. This is the first time I've been to your blog but I will be coming back. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Wedding said...

Very nice card. Love the stairstep cards. Great job.

JaniceAileen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Grace!!!!

Beth E. said...

So lovely! I have a very special friend in mind to make this wonderful card for so I can't wait to order the new stamps!

Joann said...

Black and white, my favorite combination! I love that you made it a step card staggering the sentiments. Just STUNNING Grace. I love your blog as well : )

Kay Long said...

Very nice Grace. Great idea and love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Judi said...

Actually, this card would be a great wedding card just as it is. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This card is stunning! This set would look beatiful in words spelled out in a frame for home decor.

Kandis Becher said...

Wow! That card is goreous!

Christine said...

Gorgeous! I love the lettering used for faith, hope, and love. You have used a timeless and elegant color scheme to set off the new stamps. Thank you for sharing!

Judy said...

This card is stunning and I love the entire set. It touches my heart.

Janet S said...

I love black and white combo with touch of red, so elegant and this card is just gorgeous. Love that font.

Marlena M. said...

Pure elegance Grace! I love the dramatic B&W. ;)

Sonia said...

So elegant...so beautiful...awesome!

Conniecrafter said...

So Lovely and just perfect for a step card!!

Tammy said...

Grace!!
Your side step card simply sings of His excellence!!! I love the way you combined the new background stamp with the new Faith, Hope and Love stamp sets---beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing for shining His love to the world:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Rachel Brooks said...

Love your take on this hop. I've already had to put my order in for these stamps. So beautiful and so many uses, as you said. Can't wait for them to come, but know it will be fast, as their shipping is amazing. Thanks for the beautiful idea.

Caryn S said...

As I was looking over the new release post on the blog I was thinking about how many other ways you could use these sentiments besides on bookmarks. Thanks for posting a fabulous example of this, it's positively gorgeous!

Sandee said...

Love love love this stunning card with that splash of red!!! So elegant and beautiful Grace!

Diann said...

I have always loved "black & white" and you did a beautiful job on this card!!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card and so elegant.

Vicky said...

Grace, I just love this card. It would be a blessing to anyone you send it to.
Vicky

Loretta O. said...

Pure elegance! What a beautiful card for someone to have on display in their home.

TLady said...

HOW LOVELY GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!! Your card is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

CYNTHIA BEYNON said...

THIS IS THE3 MOST BEAUTIFUL SET
DONE IN THE BLACK AND WHITE AND THE
CHOICE OF WORDS. WOW. WHAT A
BEAUTIFUL SET TO GIVE AS A GIFT.
CYNTHIA BEYNON

Stella said...

Grace, this is a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

An elegant black and white card just stunning.
Hugs Rizwana

Anonymous said...

All I can say is beautiful....

KVencel said...

This is so amazing! The black & white is such a great BG for the designs you chose & love the "touch" of red. Thank you for sharing your design with us.

Tammy said...

Absolutely stunning Grace!! I love the colors and your gorgeous design!
Hugs, Tammy

T.L. said...

Beautiful Grace! Black and white design soooooo elegant. Love how it appears dimentional.

Barbara Bruder said...

Two great sets making one great card. Love the black and whithe with that splash of red. Beautiful.

MrsZiv said...

Your step card is. Very encouraging. Thank you!

mamaduck said...

Love your black and white step card.

Agnes said...

Amazing! Black is one of the colours I use so much! lOVE THE STEP CARD!

Vail said...

Your card is stunning, this is a beautiful stamp set and I love how you used it as wekk as the colors you used.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful Grace! Love the way you used this set to create this stunner.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! And so elegant and stately in black and white. The bloom and bow are the perfect touch!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

These are SO lovely!

Anonymous said...

Grace, this is a beautiful card and perfect for many occasions.
Sandi K

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...You did a fantastic beautiful job...AWESOME!! love it!!

jan farnworth said...

wow how stunning

daisystitcher said...

I love this done in black. It is so elegant.

Diana E. said...

Oh what a beautiful card! I am so attached to black & white all of a sudden, so you know I LOVE this card.
I must have that set, so much meaning!

Sarah Martinec said...

I love looking at the creative works of others. Beautiful!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW factor on this card, it's beautiful, very impressive!
Love the way you've used the words.

Anonymous said...

I love your card.

Yvonne said...

Great card!

iCreateforfun said...

Absolutely, as always.

Clare Curcio said...

Grace, this is so striking! I love black, white and red together! Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

So striking! LOVE the pop of red!

Judy said...

Very beautiful!! Love the way you used the words on a step card! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sherry Kushibab said...

doing this one armed after surgery - love black and white, and i am especially fond of step cards - lovely

Karen said...

I love black and white with a touch of red-- this is just beautiful!!!

Casmiles said...

Beautiful tags; the black and white is so elegant!

Dawn said...

oh, Grace! stunning!! it's just beautiful!!!

Linda R. said...

Love the new stamps...so much detail. They look great in black and white! Beautiful!

Betty said...

Gorgeous!

Linda said...

LOve how you kept it all in black and white.

Linda said...

LOve how you kept it all in black and white.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace..

Hugs Riet.xx

trisha too said...

Very pretty and elegant, Grace!

:)

Anonymous said...

Grace, I don't know how you ladies always post on the blogs. I do love this card, but I would not love sending it away.

Jeanne S.

Marina said...

Amazingly elegant card!

Julie said...

Love them all.

Caro Prescott said...

A wonderfully theatrical card

Trish. said...

I love the shape of your card and the way you have used the background stamp and the others. Black, white and Red make such elegant cards. well done.
Hugs Trish.

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

This stamp set is so perfect for this fold. I love the black and white, the fold, the flowers, everything. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie J. said...

What an elegant card with powerful words.... thanks for sharing

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful set! I love the way you used it and besides being one of my favorites, black and white is so elegant.

Traci M said...

hi Grace!! What a classically elegant beauty of a card...I love this font and hope to see it used more ways!! Perfect use of this fold, too!

Marie G said...

Very Elegant Grace! Thank you for sharing your talent
Marie G

Sandra said...

Beautiful elegant card!

Susan said...

WOW - love everything about this card.

Mathilda M said...

Elegant center step card design Grace ... love the splash of red on the black and white ... tfs.

Carol J said...

That is an absolutely beautiful card, love it.

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty and elegant.

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

I just loved the black and white.

Rhea Thompson said...

Grace.

This is a lovely design! I'm not usually partial to black & white but this is just elegant! I can definitely see this as a card.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Grace,
This card is stunning. Very elegant. Love the pop of red.
Hugs maz

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Candy Meyers said...

Your card is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. Love it.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Linda K said...

So elegant - so thoughtful. Love the touch of red against the black and white. Thanks for sharing your creation!

Jennifer S said...

Very elegant! Thanks for the idea!

kraftyaunt said...

Stunning work and the design is so appealing. Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

Beautiful card...love the font used, the B&W and the sweet words.

Jo4Him said...

Wow; love your card. Very elegant; the black and white are perfect to highlight this stamp set. Thanks for sharing

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful projects! Love this new release...thanks for the chance to win some candy!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Laureen said...

I love how you put this card together, it is so elegant!

Rachel said...

LOVE THIS. LOVE it.

Nan G said...

Stunning card! These 2 sets offer so many possibilities!

Sue D said...

Very elegant and I like the pop of red.

Cyndy said...

Grace, I love your style and the black and white are just so elegant. Wonderful.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card design. Another wonderful ODBD release!

Vicki Romaine said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the new stamps.

Gemiel said...

Grace, your card is so elegant!!! The black and white combo is perfect for this set. Love how "love" stands out from the rest.. after all it is the greatest of these :).

JD said...

How stunning! And so beautiful...black and white is just perfect for your card, and the touch of red really makes it pop!

Anonymous said...

Grace: This card is so lovely. I love the black and white with a touch of red. These two stamp sets are a must have. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Margie F.

ny2tx_patti said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, a work of art! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Dorina D said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!! Black & White cards with a pop of color are so elegant and amazing. Love this set. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love the font on the words. Black & White is a great color combo and the pop of read is perfect.

Bobbi Miller said...

Oh my goodness! I love black and white for sure, but the pop of the red bow and white flower just make it divine! I love this set and your card. Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs!

Sherry said...

WOW!! What a beautiful card!! love those stamps!!

Caitiumom said...

I love the scrolls of these stamps

Becca Feeken said...

Grace, what a clever use of the bookmarks!! Love the card and the punch that the black and white gives! Beautiful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is stunning Grace!! LOVE how you showcased the sentiments with the stair step design!!

Pam D said...

Simply gorgeous, TFS!

Anonymous said...

I Just love your card! The stamp sets you've used are just wonderful.
Thanks
Sherri L

Anonymous said...

I love your card. I bet your bookmarks were beatuiful, too. TFS.
dmcardmaker (At AoL Dot com)

MaxineD said...

Stunning is all I can say Grace - this is absolutely stunning. Love it.
Blessings
Maxine

Jbradyreed said...

Very striking! Love the design...Thanks for sharing

Mary said...

This is such a stuning card. It is just beautiful. You make it look so easy. Great job.

Tanja said...

Lovely card, I like the red/white flowers and ribbon.

Donna DeWitt said...

Love, love, love!! So elegant and clean, the step design is beautiful with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us.

Saints Rule! said...

This is fabulous Grace! Love the elegant choice of black and white. That pop of red just makes it shine! So regal! Thanks so much for sharing your heart.

Rosemary said...

this is seriously gorgeous, grace!! i love the black and white combo with that pop of color from the flower... stunning!

Cheryl said...

Love the crisp elegant look of the black and white! Just gorgeous, Grace!

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

I am so excited about this month's blog-hop. I have wanted a book-mark die-cut and room to put Scripture on it for a long time! Your project is fabulous...and I didn't realize that all three words came in one set...I just didn't notice. That is wonderful. I love the layout you chose and the pop of red is really exceptional. I just love this Grace--beautiful!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Kyle E. said...

Your creation is absolutely gorgeous! I agree there are lots of possibilities with this set.

Marsha said...

Stunning ! So elegant.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, oh my word, have you outdone yourself here once again! So much elegance and beauty....amazing!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Thank you for sharing...
Really like how you used the bookmark concept.
Shellee Mackey
rmackey13@sbcglobal.net

Kelley said...

Just LOVE this card!!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the Vine Background and the FAith, Hope, Love set is one of my faves this month! The pop of red is "Wow!" Blessings, Angie

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Such an elegant showcase for these powerful words. Great job!

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Such a beautiful showcase for these powerful words. Great job!