Friday, May 1, 2015

ODBD May Release



Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May release blog hop. I'm pleased to share that I was invited to re-join the Our Daily Bread Designs Alumni Design Team. Today is my first post with the team, and it is all about the beautiful May Release. For May the collection features uplifting sentiments and lovely birds, bees and butterflies.


I've used a gorgeous sentiment from Spread Your Wings for my first card. I love this sentiment. As Christ followers, we are called to have life to the full, but we are also reminded that we will experience difficulties, and we can rely on His strength to help us find fullness in challenging times, rather than answers.


I have used Layered Lacey Squares Dies to frame this lovely sentiment over a Shabby Rose Collection pattern paper.


My second card uses a different sentiment from the same stamp set, Spread Your Wings. I cut the sentiment using the smallest die from Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, layered over the other dies from that set. Card front sized cards make beautiful card making very quick and easy!! Love it!


I chose a tiny print from Blushing Rose Collection pattern paper to sit under the card front sized die. I love the little peeks of pink! It is so fresh for spring.


I have used the new Fancy Fritillery die cut butterfly cut out of vellum. I think it needs to be mounted differently, but I'm not sure how and keep the dimension. There is a solid die in the set, and I thing a pale solid pink butterfly under the vellum would be stunning! Thinking out loud for next time...

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2015 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!


Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * 
Cathy * America * Chris * Angie * 
Audrey * Sabrina * Grace * Silke *
 Loretta (you are here) * Lisa * Wanda

stamps: spread your wings (odbd)
paper: shabby rose collection, blushing rose collection, ivory, kiwi green, robin egg blue (bazzill)
ink: Onyx black versafine (tsukineko)
accessories: layered lacey squares, fancy fritillary, vintage flourish pattern (odbd), pink rhinestones (bazzill), white half pearls (melissa frances), ivory ribbon (offray), grand calibur, tool-n-one (spellbinders) 

44 comments:

Becky said...

Your cards are just lovely!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous designs!

Dawn said...

Great to have you creating with us again!! Gorgeous, gorgeous samples, Loretta!!

Amarilys said...

your cards are so delicate and beautiful! I especially love the first one (blue is my fav color!) :)

America said...

Hi Teamie. WOW-what gorgeous use of die cuts, papers, stamps and those fabulous yummy BOWS!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I really love the blue one.

Lorraine said...

Your cards are lovely and elegant.

Leanne said...

Very elegant creations.

Pattie J. said...

awesome bows for awesome creations. love them

Sabrina said...

Those look like great encouraging and comforting sentiments in that set - and so beautifully displayed on your wonderful layered backgrounds.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Welcome home, Loretta, we have missed you!!!! Both of your cards are so beautiful and I can't wait to see more!!!! HUGS!!

flowergirl said...

ur cards are both so elegant love the blue..its so clean and simple

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Welcome back, Loretta!! So glad to have you back in the bread basket!! Your creations are gorgeous!! I just love your layering of dies on the second with the vellum butterfly and the stunning and elegant design of the first!! Stunning!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

So good to have you back in the bread basket Loretta!!! Love both cards! The double bow and soft blue/ivory tones of the first one are luscious and I love the vellum butterfly and the layering on the second! Just beautiful!!!
hugs,
Grace

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous cards, especiallly the 1st one. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Stamps said...

What perfect bows! L ovely cards, tfs!

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are so beautifully elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Berina RGA said...

wow!! elegant cards!! love the first one!!

Berina RGA said...

wow!! elegant cards!! love the first one!!

Becky said...

Loretta, these are beautiful....I love the light blue with that beautiful satin bow and the pearls adorning it.

Sheila said...

The pearls and bow..add such a classy touch! Very elegant!

Saints Rule! said...

So elegant Loretta! Love the soft colors you chose and those fabulous boys! So glad to be working with you!

Audrey Ann said...

Wow Loretta - your cards are stunning. I love your soft blues and wonderful die embossing/cutting layers on the first card - so elegant! And your second card is gorgeous!! Love the touch of green and all the wonderful dies and layers. Your bows are beautiful too!! Welcome!
Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Roseanna C said...

your cards are so pretty.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love all the dies and layering on both!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

So happy to have you back Loretta! Wow your cards are gorgeous!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. Love how you framed the sentiment.

Diane said...

WoW! Stunning cards. Loretta, your designs are always Gorgeous! Blessings and Hugs.

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Loretta! A beautiful way to make both sentiments the focal point!

Theresa said...

Love your elegant designs! And your bows are gorgeous!

merrymstamper said...

The silky ribbon treatment and pearls are beautifully combined! Love your cards.

Dorothy S said...

So Stunning! I really like your use of so many lovely dies and the subtle colors. Thank you!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the layers.

Tammy Pope said...

I think these are beautiful. And I appreciate that you talk about what you might do a bit different next time. Helps me to look at my own cards that way too. Thank you!

Cathymac said...

Oh my, Loretta…how elegant! The layers and details on both cards are exquisite! LOVE those incredible bows and the designs of both cards are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work! Hugs!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous layering and embellishment. Well done.

Regena said...

beautiful cards love ur design!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta, both of your cards are just beautiful! Love the clean designs! Hugs ~S~

E. Marie said...

Welcome back. Both cards are lovely. I really like the layering of the dies.

Kelley Holland said...

Loretta, thanks for joining the team! Love both your cards, especially that beautiful white card!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Welcome back to the bread basket, Loretta! Love your CAS card designs! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Clare Curcio said...

These are beautiful, Loretta! Very pretty and feminine!

Graciellie Design said...

Wow Loretta your cards are so soft and pretty. So very inspiring! Loved visiting your blog dear friend. Hugs, Gracie.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are lovely, Loretta! The softness of both is just beautiful. Great use of the die cuts and your bows are gorgeous.

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