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)

49 comments:

Dottie Seubert said...

Good Morning. Grace.
Hope all is going well I must say theses cards are just beautiful,
as always you have done a superb job.

God Bless
Hugs
Dottie

Paula Hymel said...

Oh Ms Grace! So good to see you up and creating. Hope all is going well. Such a beautiful card!!

Shelia said...

You definitely achieved the feminine vintage look on the first card. It is gorgeous!!!

Gail said...

Hi Grace - first letting you know I have prayed for you and I hope your surgery went well and that you are feeling better as each day brings new healing - your card work is lovely - love the hat on the rack with the layer and for the second praying for you card - who would not want one of those - we can all surely use prayer! TFS - have a blessed day!

Debbie Schenz said...

As always Grace I love your cards? Love the blue and gold together but the pink has a special place in my heart and the background makes the card look vintage. Love you and love the cards! Keep creating! You are an inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous dies and stamps to create these lovely cards!

Leanne said...

Fabulous cards! Praying for you too. Hope you are feeling better.

Sheri said...

Beautiful work!

Sue MacFall said...

What lovely cards and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to recover.
Thank you.
Sue Mac

Foodista88 said...

The majestic medallion die is just so beautiful... thanks for the inspiration!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

So happy to see you creating this month! Thankful for the healing taking place in your body! Hugs! Your cards are outstanding and gorgeous as only you can do!!!

Ashley Turner said...

Hi Grace! Beautiful designs! I just love all of the ODB stamps, dies and heartfelt sentiments/scriptures!!

Laurie Gibson said...

Beautiful!! I love the vintage look you achieved with the hat! Such an inspiration....

TLady said...

SO HAPPY you are recovering well Grace! You STILL keep turning out WONDERFUL WORK!!! LOOOOOVE BOTH of your cards! The first, SO FEMININE & VICTORIAN! BEAUTIFUL COLORING! And the second, your more masculine card- TOTALLY, PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)Keeping you in my prayers! ;)

Bev said...

Oh, Grace, it’s so wonderful to see that you’ve created some beautiful works of art! I pray that each day brings further healing to you. Your cards are beautiful with the fabulous papers, die cuts, colors, and designs! You do spectacular work at showcasing the new ODBD products, which are fabulous! Looking forward to more of your gorgeous creations!

God’s Blessings!
Bev – Guneaux Designs

JoAnn said...

So glad to see you are able to created such lovely cards. You have been in my prayers.
God Bless.

Karen said...

I have GOT to get me some of these Dies!!!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Grace your cards are absolutely Gorgeous!!! LOVE them, and LOVE that 1st one, its a beauty, as I LOVE shabby chic!! I do hope you are recovering well after your surgery & Glad to see you creating! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations, as I LOVE this new release!!! Hugs to you!
Cheryl

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace!! What beautiful cards, and I have to say that the first one is amazing with your fussy cutting of this gorgeous hat on the stand! Wow! It's so gorgeous shabby (if that's a style - hehe!). I love the paper and the embossing with the distressing, and it's simply stunning! Beautifully done, Grace, and I'm so glad you felt strong enough to make these beautiful cards. Praise God for all He's done to bring you (and Al) through this difficult time, and I continue to pray for you all! Big hugs and lots of love!

Pamela Haskin said...

Wonderful cards, as always. I'm especially glad to see that you are feeling up to creating. You remain in my prayers.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards. the lace is the perfect trim on the first one. Glad you had a positive health report.

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty cards!

Bobbi Miller said...

Beautiful cards, made by a beautiful. lovely lady. They are gorgeous as always. But better than that, I am so so so happy to hear your prognosis is good and that you are recovering well. God is there with us, and I will continue to pay for you, my lovely Grace. Blessings to you and yours.

Bunny said...

The Good Day stamp card is so beautiful with the paper. Pink and brown is such a nice color combo and I love the piercing on the ovals.

The second card is beautiful. I like the look of the dies. This is my favorite set of dies.

Nancy said...

Wonderful news that the lymph nodes were clear! I like the Samaritans the various sayings that fit in the center!

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful shabby chic card and love the blue and gold. I'm so glad you are doing better and will continue to pray for you, sweet Grace!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so excited to see your creations this month!! I am so happy that the surgery is now behind you. Continuing to pray for you my friend!! May God continue to guide you wth what to do next. We know God is in control. I am so glad we were able to chat..

Your cards are stunning!! I so love the vintage flair of the first with the Filigree Frame! Your coloring of the hat is beautiful!! The second is so beautiful in the blue!! Such elegant layering!! Gorgeous as always my friend!
hugs,
Chris

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. I love the layered hat card - just gorgeous.

Regena said...

stunning blue card!!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards! so glad you are feeling better!!

Dawn said...

So happy you felt good enough to create! Beautiful samples, Grace!! Love the first!!
(psst... did you recognize the butterfly on my card? lots of positive comments about it! lol)

Angie said...

Grace, these are stunning!!! I can't figure out how you were able to fussy cut so perfectly with all you are going through. I am amazed! Both cards are beautiful. You are amazing!

Marla said...

Your colors! I love how you combined your colors with the stamp sets and dies. You did a marvelous job! Beautiful!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Grace!!!
LOVE the colours and layers of your 2nd card, ADORE EVERYTHING about your 1st card, from the DELIGHTFUL hat, BEAUTIFUL colouring and FABULOUS fussy cutting, to your lace and lacy layers, LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
PS - thinking of you, wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery and even better results with your treatment

D.Ann C said...

I would frame your hat card and hang it on my wall... it's gorgeous!!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your first card, such an awesome vintage feel, Beautifully done!!
So good to hear that you are coming along so well and that it didn't spread, praise God!! Continued prayers going your way!

April said...

Lovely cards! Great job!

Robin Clendenning said...

Hello Grace my dear sweet friend!!
Your cards are amazing Grace! I especially LOVE the first hat card! I love your coloring and fussy cutting! Love the bg embossing and touches of gold! Everything is so elegant and LOVE the bg paper!
Your second card is lovely as well with your medallion design!! Wonderful colors and perfect sentiment in the center!
I love you my friend!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the hat card!! Awesome! Beautiful coloring!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

ionabunny said...

Sending hugz and positive thoughts. Love yours beautiful cards. Hugz

Melissa T. said...

I love the fussy cutting of the hat! Lovely cards!

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful news!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so lovely, Grace! And it's so good to have you back! And it's so good to hear you are recovering! I know it's been a long hard road, but thank God you are on your way!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, Grace! Wonderful vintage card using the new Good Day set, creative use of the Majestic Medallion die on the bottom card!

JanTink said...

I'm happy to be a guest in the Bread Basket with such talented designers! Incredible cards!

Kelley said...

Amazing women you are! As much as you have going on and you still were able to create these gorgeous cards!!! I am so blessed to call you my friend! LOVE the cards too!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are Amazing, Awesome creations Grace. So good to see you are still creating wonderful cards.

Love, Hugs and tons of Blessings

Jim

JD/ Jill said...

Two amazing cards! So glad to hear that your surgery is over and that you are getting stronger each day. Jim and I are still keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

SarahGeorge said...

This is truly a work of art Grace. God bless you more and more!!