Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nov. Release Blog Hop!


Hello my friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Nov. Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Chris' incredible blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything!
  • The hop will run from 8am EDT Nov 1 until 8pm EDT Nov 2
  • Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog Nov 3
  • Three hoppers will win their choice of one free set, and 1 blessed hopper will win the entire Nov. Bread Basket Bundle!!! 
  • Simply hop to each stop, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and let us know if you had any problems along the way!  That's it!  Enjoy!!!

For my card today... I used Chickadee Ornament to create my shaker card.  I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder that had the greenery and a cardinal on it (from the Winter Wonderland Pack), but I positioned it so the cardinal did not show because it was where my cut out is, and I ran it through the machine twice to get more greenery.  I stamped the fun image with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  The red ribbon is May Arts Wrinkled ribbon and the bling is from Hobby Lobby.   Inside the shaker I used chunky sugar crystals.... just enough to give it life and movement, but not so much that it covered my stamp, and I added some Stickles to the pine clusters.

I hope you are inspired by the simplicity of this design!  If you did not see my sneak peek earlier  I'll just show you that again, which was made using the Turtle Doves Ornament Set and again is super quick and easy to create.   


Here are the sets I spotlighted today:


My second card used the image from Turtle Dove Ornament and sentiment from the Cardinal Ornament Set



Thanks so much for visiting today!  To continue on the hop, your next stop is the Amazing Angie!

Blessings,


113 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, both are so gorgeous! I love the stunning red and white of the shaker card and the turtle dove card is so soothing and beautiful! Blessings, Angie

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty Grace! I love the elegant gold embossing and the cute little chickadees... I just can't pick one! That shaker card is AWESOME! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Sandee Shanabrough said...

OMGoodness Grace!!! These two cards are stunning!!! Love the shaker card, so clean and crisp! And the gold and white one is sooo gorgeous! I think I have that folder or one similar so gotta go find it!!!

Ann said...

Oh Grace!
You hit a nerve with the embossing ~ this is so close to my heart! bEAUTIFUL CARDS!!
Mstgane
Ann

Cindy K said...

Beautiful cards! The birds make me wish I lived up north again

Joye Meyer said...

Beautiful cards! Both are equally stunning. I love the way the shaker looks like snow collected at the bottom. Blessings!

Dawn said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the shaker!! both are such wonderful samples.... I NEED those folders!!

Anonymous said...

I love these sets, my favorite so far. Beautiful cards.

Judy Tuck

Nikki said...

These are beautiful cards... so elegant.

F said...

Both cards are simply wonderful! Adore them both!

Colleen said...

Both very stunning cards
ColleenB.

79Luv2scrap said...

so beautiful, have a blessed day!

Laura Love said...

These bird ornament sets are gorgeous! Your cards are simply beautiful - awesome job!

Tami B. said...

Both of these are so very pretty. The recipients will love them for sure.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful cards! I just love how you incorporated the embossing folders with the ornaments, how totally clever, and you know I will remember to do that when I get these stamps, thanks!

Donna G. said...

I love the ornament stamps! Nice card.

Laureen said...

I always love your cards and these two are beautiful.

scrappingnana said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the white with embossing and a pop oc color. The gold one is my favorite.

Susan Martin said...

Your cards are just stunning!! I love the embossing on the white and then adding the red berries .. that is ingenious!! And absolutely stunning with just a little bit of colors. I love it! And the gold and whitE!! Just beautiful!! Your cards are always so amazing!!

Shelia said...

These new ornament stamps are gorgeous!! Both of your cards are beautiful. I like the chickadee one best, I think. :-) The cluster of red beads on the crisp white embossing goes so well with your beautifully colored image!!

Jean C said...

Your cards are beautiful. Well thought out and the coloring of both is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Mary B. said...

Gorgeous cards. Just love thisnew release and all the awsome reations.

Diana Nguyen said...

Both are gorgeous! I love the elegance of both.

Becky said...

Both of these are Gorgeous!! Love all the white and love the embossing which is so perfect with this new release.
Hugs :)

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Grace! Both of these cards are just breathtaking! I love the embossing - it really adds dimension and brings the card all together into a single piece of art :) Love the stickles and the holly berries on the first Chickadee card and the simplicity of the Turtle Doves. And I love the way you used the sentiment on the first card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Lovely!

Kelly L said...

Both of these cards are really beautiful, Grace. I love the red and white base with the sweet Chickadees. The white and gold with the turtle doves gives them such an elegant look. I think that one is my favorite :) Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

Maureen said...

Simply gorgeous! I love them both and thanks so much for the inspiration for the Holly Branch folder. I never really liked anything I did with it & now I've been given the blessing of an idea!
Hugs,
Maureen

Jeanette said...

I love the bird ornamnents, colors you chose and simplicity of the cards, clean and crisp... they have a calming effect to them!

Kathy said...

They both are very classy. Love them!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the embossing folders and the ornament.

Tina Connolly said...

Beautiful cards, I love the red and white together, simply stunning.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Grace, that Chickadee card is so perfectly colored!! I have to come on over your house for some coloring lessons! ;D And then there is that elegant and beautiful Turtle Dove card....I love the simplicity of it. This for sure is one of those cards, less is MORE!! I absolutely love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

kathi17 said...

These are both so gorgeous Grace. I was so excited to see the new releases after seeing your sneak peek yesterday. The new releases are beautiful!

Milliejs said...

Wow, what beautiful cards...I especially like the gold/white one. Great cards

TLady said...

GASP!!!!!!!!!!!! Grace, These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I THINK you've done me in with ALL these BIRDS!!!!!!!!! AND CHICKADEES!!!!!!!! sigh! Your first card is WONDERFUL!!!!!! LOVE just the little bit of color!You've REALLY featured this set WELL! & the frosty sickles inside the little bubble with the chickadees! AND the embossing is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! Your second card is SOOOO ELEGANT TOO!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! There's NOTHING LIKE GOLD EMBOSSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I AM LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING these sets!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen Wedding said...

Great cards! Love the embossing folder with the chickadees. Worked perfect.

Carla S. said...

Both cards are stunning, Grace! I love the embossed background and beautiful ornaments!

Sarah Stainback said...

Both cards are elegant. I really like the white and gold one!

Judi said...

Love, love, love both cards. By adding very little color or embellishments on the rest of the card, you make our eye go straight to the images. Great work.

Pattie J. said...

OH! what elegant cards, with the white embossed background. And gorgeous choice of colors for those beautiful birds....love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done cards! I love the White on white- so elegant!

BarbaraW said...

Love how you used the beautiful bird ornaments. Gorgeous cards.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards.I love the colors. The embossing was a great touch.

Holly Paulson

Kathy Jo said...

The chickadees are adorable! Cute, cute, cute! The receivers of your cards will be very appreciative and happy!

Susan M said...

Both beautiful! Especially like the berries on the first one!

Crazydi said...

Wow - both cards are just wonderful Grace! I love the glorious reds on the Chickdees card with the embossing - so festive! The colouring is beautifully done!
The Turtle Doves ornament card is really calming to look at - so simple yet so elegant with the gold and white - what a delight this is :)

Pat said...

Grace,

WOW, WOW your cards are SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. I love you site and visit often. Thanks so much for sharing your paper crafting talent.

croppinmama said...

Stunning examples and beautiful pairings with the embossing folders on white to create nice contrast with the colored images.

Sherry said...

WOW!! bot cards are so beautiful!! love them!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Grace, you have done it again, two very beautiful cards. This does not surprise me, you are a great artist.

Sherry B said...

Love the shaker effect - beautiful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the embossing on these cards! The ornaments just fit in perfectly!

Dottie said...

Wow. wow, wow! Just beautiful and a shaker card to boot! I have to say again, they are beautiful.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Grace ... both cards are just FABULOUS! Your coloring on the 1st card is so 'spot on' ... I can hear those little birdies singing now! LOL! And, the elegance of your second creation is superb! Thanks so much for ALWAYS inspiring me!

lilygee said...

A beautiful clean looking card Grace and love the sentiment.
hugs lilygee
xx

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful shaker card. The extra embossing around the image is beautiful. Like how you added the red dots on the leaves.

momandmec said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

Monica Baker said...

Love how the red just pops out on your card! So beautiful.

Kim H said...

wonderful shaker card, love the bright red berries on the stark white embossing. the chickadee card is beautiful, love the color combo and touch of pearls and ribbon. thanks for sharing.

Maryleva said...

Both of these cards are amazing. Love both.

Sue D said...

Both cards are lovely! I like the embossing on both and the red bling on the first.

Рина said...

Your cards look so simple and clever! Perfect!!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous! Love how you used the embossing folder to add greenery to the card.

meemee48 said...

What elegant cards! So elegant! So beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Finally home after a long but yet fun day!!! What fun to come see your amazing creations, my friend!! I just love your chickadee card with the colors and added red berries!! Your coloring is PERFECT! The simple elegance of the doves with the gold embossing is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris
TTYT!!

Christine said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the new stamps and the special touch of Grace!

FMG said...

I love these ornaments. I am a bird lover!!

Carol H. said...

The 2nd card with the doves is so beautiful!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The shaker card is a winner with me it has two things I love a shaker and chickadees.

The second card is very elegant.

Both cards are truly inspiring.

christi said...

both cards are awesome. cute embossing folders and i love the image coloring.

momandmec said...

Beautiful cards....Perfection!

joetterer said...

Love the embossing with red berries. It's so sharp!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Kushibab said...

late to the game with work, but I will tell you I had to stop and just sit silently staring at the card with the chickadees - coloring 10+, inside shaker - too cute, EF - I have to have this - red pearls, placed perfectly, Layout - WOW! Grace this tops my favorite list, pure loveliness. Hugs.

Mary-Anne V said...

Two very pretty cards... the embossing looks amazing and love the shaker design.

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring, love the crystals in the shaker, the berries added to the embossing is a wonderful touch!!!

Tammie said...

The gold and white card is perfect - elegant and classy.

Clickersister said...

Oh, those are perfect! I especially love the gold-on-white look that you created! Just beautiful!

Kris said...

Both you cards are stunning! Simply elegant!! Thanks for sharing.

Becca Feeken said...

Grace, it's always a treat to see your creations and these certainly don't disappoint. Your cards are all so elegant and well appointed!! All I can say is the recipients will be so lucky, sweet friend!

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous and absolutely gorgeous artwork!

Anonymous said...

MRA Love all the birds beautiful

Lucy said...

I love the softness that the dry embossing gives! The chicadees are so pretty!

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are awesome. I love the combination of dry and wet embossing. Outstanding job.
Thanks loads for sharing them.
Candy Meyers

Sherry Gardner said...

Wow, love the white and gold card...it really pops...beautiful...I will be making some....:)

Lana said...

Grace your cards are so inspiringly beautiful! My favorite one is the chickadee one! :)

Patty said...

Outstanding cards...both of them! My favorite is the Chicadee's! We have all these birds in our backyard..we are birdwatchers...but I'm intimidated about coloring them correctly..so I've never tried. Think I'm going to order a few of these and have a go at it..they're so pretty!

wendy2512 said...

both cards are just so warm and beautiful. Neat embossing too. Love yoru touch of reds on the cardinals with the ribbon and berries...and the almost all white with the touch of gold very elegant...TFS..:0)

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Grace both of these are just beautiful!!!! and I love your embossing folder....excellent job....this is one of my favorite collection yet.....tfs

Nean said...

love the cards, especially the turtle doves.

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

SO SWEET LOVE THE STYLE.. EMBOSSING IS ONE OF MY MOSTTTTT FAV'S .

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! I love the clean arrangement of both cards. The white embossed bgs really let the images shine. I have those embossing folders and one of them, I don't think I've ever used. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelley said...

Great layout! So clever to use the embossing folders! Love the shaker!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow both cards are so beautiful the details are super and love the embossing and the Globe look thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Love both cards- so lovely & eye-catching! The simple factor is also appealing. What pretty stamp sets!

tammy said...

Grace!!
You are brilliant!! I LOVE your use of the embossing folders with the beautiful ODBD November release!! WOW!! So inspiring!! And I am so loving the shaker cards, too:) thank you for allowing me to glean form you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sabrina said...

Those little chickadees are just darling! I think this is going to have to be a must-have! The doves look so classy in the gold and white. I was curious to see how this set would look with the hanger stamped - and the answer is fabulous :D.

Pati said...

Very pretty cards! Love the Chickadee card esp. all the white with the red frame & cool embossing folders!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Love your cards, they are so elegant.

Betty said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the birds even though I don't remember seeing any chickadees in Florida. They remind me of the north and the changes of seasons. Alice G

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace,

I think this card is magnificent! I love the coloring of this chick-a-dee ornament stamp. I love the sentiment especially. The red ribbon in the colored area, and then copied with the bow is wonderful. The shaker card idea great! I wish I could find that EF. It is just what I have been looking for. The red berries are great highlights. Grace--- this is beautiful! One of my favorite ODBD stamps now.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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Pam D said...

Both cards are simply beautiful, nicely done, TFS!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I love how you incorporated the embossing folders in both cards to make it look like the ornaments were hanging from tree limbs. Your cards are both stunning.

Mickey said...

love the little chickadee's. We live in Michigan and feed them all year. The card is so beautiful in it's uncluttered design.

ANASHD said...

The shaker card is my favorite

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace!! Stunning!!!...my heart just dropped, another masterpiece, you rock girl!! Love all your work!!
Hugs

Judy said...

These bird ornament stamps are stunning. As are your cards.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards!

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards Great coloring. I like the folder you used on your cards.
Vicky

Silke Ledlow said...

Two BEAUTIES!!! I really like the embossing with these new images..just perfect! Hugs ~S~

nzillingworth said...

The embossing makes it look so expensive. Fabulous cards . Peace be with you