Friday, July 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD July Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to  the Our Daily Bread Designs July  release!  I hope you are enjoying your summer and are ready for a garden full of luscious flowers!    If you have not seen the full release yet you can view it on the ODBD Blog.  

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 July 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 July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For  my center step card above I used the new A True Friend and the gorgeous  new ODBD Custom Ornate Ovals Dies.  Additionally I used Filagree Frames for the sentiment, Beautiful Borders, and the Pastel Paper Pack.  I created the center fold card, adhered the design paper from the Pastel Paper Pack, and die cut the various layers.  The image is stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics, then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  The Beautiful Borders die was used for the bottom, as was the Filagree Frame.  I embellished with a pearl frame on the sides.  This image is so beautiful I didn't want to over-embellish!

For the card below, I used the new Forever Friends, and the new Vintage Borders, as well as the Pierced Rectangles  and the Blushing Rose Paper Pad.  The image was stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics, and fussy cut.  I used the new Vintage Border set to cut the layers, and matted with a plain pink paper die cut with the Pierced Rectangles.  I finished off with a seam binding bow, a tiny heart,  and some sticker backed trim. 





To recap, here are the new ODBD products I used today:




Here are the past  ODBD released products I used today:



Here are the links to the design team members participating in today's release:  Don't forget to leave a comment on their blogs for your chance to win some ODBD goodness!

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

By way of personal update... I finished my 30 treatments of radiation yesterday!  Yay!  I have 4 more months of infusions and hopefully this LONG year of treatment will be behind me!  God has been so good and has given me the strength needed both physically and emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually!  I have much to be thankful for.... including my loving supportive family, friends and church family who have been such a help and support system for me!

To God be the Glory!!!

41 comments:

Barbara Tobias said...

Your Iris card is absolutely beautiful. Your choice pf papers and dies compliment your lovely and graceful Iris. I really enjoy the thought that card making is gaining in popularity and ODB is one of the major reason.
I'm now thinking of ordering this beautiful series.
FYI: Last week, I had a chance to visit with a friend's card club and when we discussed our favorite stamp companies, 3 names were prominent. Our Daily Bread was one of the three - same with dies.

Leanne said...

Hope you are doing well Grace. Gorgeous cards as always.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Lovely cards! I love all the flowers!

vickie said...

Both cards are stunning-great work!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Grace, your iris is so gorgeous in purple and yellow!! I love the deep purple color you achieved and it looks fantastic on the amazing center step card you created! Beautiful papers and dies and pearl accents! Purple iris are my favorite!
I love your second card too with the papers you used and the horizontal layout! Gorgeous! It has a rich vintage look with those papers and colors!! How did you achieve the spot on top of your coneflower center??? That looks so real! Amazing Grace!
I'm so happy you are done with your treatments too!! I love you my sweet friend!

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful cards. Love the iris card. Purple and irises are favorites of mine. Wonderful new release.

Gail said...

Beautiful work grace! Nice job on both of these lovely layouts TFS

Donna Whitten said...

Beautiful cards!!! Loved all your wonderful details, they really enhanced your cards! What a great release.

April said...

Awesome cards! Love them both! Great job.

Polly said...

Both your cards are beautiful but that iris is drop dead gorgeous!! Hope you're doing well Grace!

Clare said...

Grace, I'm glad to hear you are doing well! I pray that each day brings you new energy, good health & much love.
Your cards are gorgeous as always, and the colors you chose are perfect!

lisa808 said...

Bearded Iris is my favorite flower and you certainly have captured the beauty of it with your amazing coloring.

Teresa Doyle said...

Grace you ladies are rocking this release. Honestly, these are just stunners! TFS!

The Craft Princess said...

Is it okay to "ooooh and aaaah"...lol I love your cards...so beautiful :) Hugs...Janie

Linda Carson said...

I'm always happy to see you felt up to creating! God is good! I adore your stunning cards and your amazing style!! Continued prayers for your healing Grace!

Donna said...

Oh dear Grace, your cards are as beautiful as always! Love the iris! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are feeling better! Hugs!!!

Dr Sonja said...

Beautiful iris in purple. I hope your recovery continues to go well.

Brandi R said...

Beautifully designed cards! Love the colors ♥

Lois said...

Your cards always touch me... your purple Iris card is gorgeous! The flower looks like it just came in from my garden...

Sabrina Jackson said...

Sweet, sweet Grace, you have created two absolutely breathtaking cards and I am blown away by your energy and determination! I praise God daily for you and am happy to see that you are doing so well! You are truly my hero and I am grateful to call you my friend! HUgs and blessings, Sabrina

Sue D said...

Very elegant. I like the ribbon treatment on the second one.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Grace!! Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I so love them both and can't pick a fave!! The first center step in lavender is jaw dropping. Your coloring and the added bling are stunning!! Your second with the rose dp and the stunning coloring and ribbon detail are so feminine and absolutely gorgeous!!

So glad that the radiation is over and that we had a chance to chat tonight. I hope you are relaxing tonight with Al!!

hugs,
Chris

Lorraine said...

Beautiful choice of colors to complement these wonderful summertime flowers. They are so vibrant.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the color schemes you have chosen in both!! Beautiful coloring!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

McStamper said...

Gorgeous cards.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...what two beauties!!! I LOVE your center step card with the rich purple hues, and also your cone flowers in the pinks...both are stunning, and so well coloured!!
God Bless!!

Sherry said...

beautiful!! love the cards, the flowers and how you colored them. love the new dies also

Back2BasicsMom PLJ said...

these flower stamps are so pretty!

Dawn said...

Beautiful center step, Grace! Beautiful coloring too!! Wonderful samples for this gorgeous release!!

merrymstamper said...

Your Iris is absolutely stunning! Love your cards!

Kim P said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful and executed with excellence! That is evidence of the JOY and FAITH you have! Many people undergoing cancer treatments give up, or stop seeing beauty. You see it and you share it! Thanks you.

And yes. To God be the Glory!

Cathymac said...

Both card projects are just stunning, sweet Grace! The coloring on your iris step card is gorgeous and I love the colors and design of the coneflower card! Beautiful and inspiring details on both cards, my friend! So glad you are feeling better and are nearing the end of your treatments. Hugs, and have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that ribbon. Hugz

Dorothy S said...

Hugs to you - what gorgeous cards. I might be a bit partial to the step card!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards with such pretty details! Awesome coloring on that glorious iris!

Melissa T. said...

Grace, your cards are simply stunning! :)

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my goodness Grace! Both cards are so beautiful! Your coloring, especially on the iris is outstanding and stunning and jaw dropping!!!! WOW!

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty. The coloring possibilities seem endless!!

Diane said...

Stunningly Beautiful cards Grace. Your coloring is very true to both verities of blooms. Absolutely Lovely work.

Julie Gearinger said...

Grace, you are amazing!! Even through all of your treatments, you are able to create such gorgeous cards!! Love the coloring on both florals (especially the purple iris) and all of your intricate details!! So thrilled to be able to design with you on the Breadbasket and get to know you better- hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

Kelley said...

Grace, I hope you are feeling better and your burn is healing quickly! I just love these cards and appreciate how you always do such a wonderful job despite your illness and problems! God bless you for spreading HIS word!! Hugs!