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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Hello everyone! Today is the first day of May and Our Daily bread Designs is kicking off the month with a May Release Blog Hop! The hop will run from May 1 through Monday, May 3 at 8PM Eastern Time. The winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Tues. May 4. So why don't you grab yourself a cup of coffee and join the fun!

We have a special "May Day" blog hop for you this month! In New England it used to be a custom that on May first, people would make "May Baskets" for neighbors and friends,filling them with flowers or other little gifts,and then go hang them on their doorknob, knock or ring the bell, and run and hide until they had found their basket. It was such a fun "giving" tradition! Some still carry on this tradition, and others are trying to revive it. So for our hop, we are going to collect flowers from each designer to fill our May basket! If you got here from the ODBD blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to go to the ODBD Blog and start from there so you don't miss anyone!

There will be three winners for this hop. Each winner will receive a $15.00 store credit toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs store!
Here is what you need to do to qualify to win:1. Hop from blog to blog, leaving a comment and collecting the flower that designer is giving away.
2. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer. If you were unable to leave a comment for any one, just state their name in this comment and you will still be entered into the drawing. This is meant to be fun, not stressful.

3, Send Grace an email at gnywening@yahoo.com giving me the names of the designers and the flowers you collected.

If for any reason you get lost along the way, just return to the ODBD Blog for the list of names.

This card is water colored with SU markers and then I used the cracked glass technique. I made the bow with the Bow Easy. The image is framed with the Peony and Fancy tags spellbinders die. The For the Graduate stampset is full of verses and sentiments. While it is meant for graduation, the image and verses can used be used for a variety of occasions. This is my fave verse!

Now on to my card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs May release: For the Graduate
Paper: SEI dp, Bitter chocolate Bazill, white CS
Accessories: MS Lace doilie edge punch, Fancy tags spellbinders, peony die from Spellbinder,

From here you will hop to Angie's Blog, but before you leave, here is the flower I'm giving you:

ROSE


Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Have a blessed day and enjoy the hop!!

128 comments:

Debi said...

Beautifully done Chris, love your stitching and fabulous bow!

Dawn said...

Wonderful Chris! Love the CG, beautiful bow!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! I love how you spotlighted the image in that circle!!!! Love your coloring and layout... stitching is always perfect! Have a great weekend my friend!!!

Sandy said...

Very pretty, love the lace punch, it's one of my favorites.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Chris! gorgeous!

Elsina said...

A gorgeous card in my favorite colors!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very pretty Chris! I love the cracked glass technique...it's just perfect with your beautifully watercolored image!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Chris another Beautiful card hun!!!! Ijust love seeing your cards, they are all sooo very pretty hun!!!! Everytime I do a challenge I can tell your cards from others :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!!! And Love your card!!! :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Doris said...

Love the frame!

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for your beautiful card. This verse has been a favorite since childhood...from my Aunt who writes the reference Prov. 3:5&6 on every card she sends.

Mickie said...

Beautiful card and that is one of my fav verses also.

Pattyb said...

I love your card. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Blessings,
Pat

Judy said...

Beautiful, inspirational card! Love the colors and that great verse!

Gina said...

Everything about this is just so pretty! I love that beautiful bow.

Nola said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful verse for the graduate.
Nola

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris!!! Love the pop of black and the fabulous ribbon! The cracked glass looks fantastic!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, your card is absolutely stunning!!! I love the colors....so crisp and clean! What a yummy bow too!!! God bless!!!

Angelwood said...

Chris, this is such a pretty card! Beautiful stitching and layout on your card. Love the image and your beautiful water coloring. Wonderful verse too. Fantastic job!!! :o) hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Love the card & the verse-a beautiful reminder to us all.
JoyceM

Becky said...

This is beautiful Chris, love the image and the crack glass. Hope I did not sound like a whinny baby this morning :).

coldwaters2 said...

Totally awesome creation Chris the image and your colours/design is just so beautiful as always.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Linda W said...

Chris,I love the cracked glass with this image.
Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo bautiful, Chris! I love the die you used to cut out the image! The black just makes everything pop too!!

Anonymous said...

Colors are great together. I love the cracked glass effect. Your verse is one of the first ones I memorized. :)

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Deanna C said...

What a beautiful card! I tried the cracked glass effect just recently and it is lots of fun. I am loving the new stamp sets and the fact that they are good for graduation or any other occasion.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Chris, that bow is amazing...What a stunning card sweetie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is stunning so love that bow its beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Chris

How beautiful is this card.....amazing and gorgeous!!

xxMarijke

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, the stitching, the punched and die cut pieces and the wonderful verse!!!

Chelsea said...

wow, simply Stunning and Elegant. I love your style of card making. ~Chelsea

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. love the technique...great job...
Denise Trottier

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Chris! The cracked glass looks fabulous!

Randi said...

Chris, you have created a wonderful setting to place that gorgeous bridge scene. I admire your sewing skills. I bought a machine at Christmas time and it is still pristine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shaunna said...

Beautiful Card. Love your colors - the contrast between the White, Chocolate and Blue is just gorgeous. I am like you - that is one of my fav. verses!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Chris! The colors and framing are wonderful and your stitching is always perfect.

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful card. I luv the bridge image stamp and the colors you have choosen. Very lucky recipient of this card. Thanks for sharing.
Marcie

Sandee said...

Chris this is so beautiful! Love the colors!!!

Adirondack Annie said...

Gorgeous work!! Thanks 4 the idea using the Peony die. Didn't know what 2 do w/ it!

Jennifer said...

How pretty! Love that color combo!

Jennifer

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for reminding me about the cracked glass technique and for sharing your lovely card.

ChristineCreations said...

I love the peek at the scene Chris, it looks gorgeous as stained glass too.

msfreida said...

WOW...HOW STUNNING! You did such a wonderful job on this!

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card is so stunning!Love the layout and the bow is gorgeous!
Hugs,Connie

gingerbaby said...

Chris, I love that image and you've surrounded it beautifully.The stitching really adds to the whole picture. Very pretty card.
Hugs,
Brooke

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, I think I do need that set after seeing this.

Laureen L said...

I love how you stamped on the Peony die! The edges just go with the stream flowing in the stamped image.

Pat said...

Beautiful card.

Cook22 said...

When I saw this set on the ODBD blog I knew it was one to buy, and seeing this beautiful card just confirms that for me.

Deborah said...

Super card. I am going to have to try the cracked glass technique

Miriam said...

What a beautiful card! I love your use of the peony die. It makes a gorgeous frame for your beautifully colored image. The black accents and stitching really add a touch of class to the card. I love the new ODBD stamp sets!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card - I love the bling. Marlene

Luv2stamp said...

What a striking card, your color choice is perfect!!

Sherry said...

beautiful card. I like the spellbinders you used and how you layered them

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Chris! The colors are beautiful, but the verse is one on my personal favorites! Thank you for sharing . . . Hugs, Magi

Jodi said...

oh WOW!! Another stunner Chris!! Your work is amazing and so are you!! I love this pretty scene and layout! A very sweet rose, thank you for sharing it with us.. right back at you girl!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Olivia said...

Beautiful card!

Catherine said...

I love the black stitching and the distressed look.

Becca Feeken said...

Chris, this is stunning. I love the stitching and the cracked glass. They both give it a vintage quality!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. Proverbs 3:6 is one of my favorites as well - it provides a reminder of His enduring presence. I do love your color choice - aqua and chocolate is a combination that has claimed my attention for a couple years now.

Your work is amazing.

Marilyn M.

Anonymous said...

Love your attention to detail. The patterned background paper, piercing, stitching, bow, and use of edged border all achieve a very beautiful,professional result! Thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Chris,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

christi said...

your cloroing and layering are great.

Anonymous said...

I love this card - such great colors - reminds me of New England --
Thanks for the inspiration
Charlene

Lorelie Kim said...

Gorgeous as always, Chris!! And look at that PERFECT bow!!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. The distressed dp and the colour really are beautiful. It is perfect for your image.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i wish you lived closer... i need a lesson in BOW making! this is gorgeous!!!!! absolutely gorgeous!!!

craftyemb said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the mix of dies.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card and love the bow. Wonderful coloring and stitching and the dies used. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

This is a wonderful graduation card! The verse is perfect!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is a BEAUTY Chris - love the colors and this set! TFS!

Earline said...

Love your card

Luanne said...

Beautiful Card! I love that bridge and the verse too.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty....I love how you color this and you layout is prefect......

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Chris, your card is just beautiful! I love your watercoloring and then the crackle on top is really pretty! I love your bow! The verse is perfect to top off this wonderful card! Great job girl!!

marcelle schauer said...

So many details to this wonderful card, you must have worked forever on it and it shows.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Chris! LOVE the cracked glass technique with this image, too! Wonderful scripture card!

ny2tx_patti said...

Your white satin bow looks so pretty against the punched black lace, and I love the verse that you chose for your beautiful card!

elynn said...

beautiful work....

Stephanie said...

I love the colors you chose. The bow is so pretty against the darker colors.

Pat said...

Pretty card. I love all the details! TFS! Thanks too for the rose.

Dani said...

What a beautiful card! So pretty!!

Carmen said...

Nice card. I like the paper piercing and the stitching!

itsabrt said...

This is so elegant! Beth

Sheina said...

This is such an elegant card. The coloring is fabulous.

Karen Linarez said...

I love the black & white together and topped off with my favorite color. The dies used together are great, what a frame for that nice scene. That black stitching is just fabulous. Really nice card.

Clarissa said...

Hi Chris, I love the image and sentiment in the new release, and such creativity in your way of iterpreting the design. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Crook said...

I love your blog site.Never been here before. I'll have to come back. I can't find the flower you're giving away so many you did do one. Mary Crook

nani said...

A most beautiful and elegant card!

Betty Benton said...

Thanks for the beautiful rose and for a look at an exquisite card!

Mary Ann T said...

Thanks for the inspiration and the rose.

Anonymous said...

Love your card.....................

Charlotte said...

What a lovely rose! And the card is so beautiful!
Charlotte Odom

2scrappyteachers said...

What a coincidence....I recently bought the Peony Spellbinders set and received it yesterday. That means today I'll get crafty. You gave me inspiration...woohhoooo!!!!

Sue D said...

What a beautiful graduation card--the verse is really special.

Anonymous said...

So pretty, the cracked glass technique is perfect for this card! Love the framing!

Anonymous said...

Love the color combinations!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Chris. I love your colors.. I am trying to leave a comment on your card from today but it won't let me...Blogger is being difficult...

csheldon1 said...

beautiful..and a rose to beat

PamS said...

Gorgeous card with a wonderful scripture verse.

Anonymous said...

the bow adds a nice touch with the sentiment. debm

one_of_a_kind said...

Angie, Your card is very pretty. Kay as One_of_a_kind

one_of_a_kind said...

So sorry Chris, I called you Angie. I'm new at this.

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous, I have a graduate and this would be ideal for the cards I need to make.

Irene said...

So many wonderful techniques in this beautiful card...thanks for the inspiration!

Betty said...

Beautiful card for the graduate or anyone and one of my favorite verses.

annieb said...

Beautiful card for a graduate. Love the brown and aqua combo. TFS

Susan said...

A really lovely card. Love the image - I have been debating about getting stamps that have scenes like this but I love to color with Copic markers. Love the verse and colors.

dclouser said...

Beautiful card! I definitely have my eye on this set!

Marilyn said...

There is a road ahead for graduates and also for those of us who have become born again in Christ. Thanks for the inspriation.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card Chris! If I had known you had such a beautiful graduation set for this month, I would have asked you to bring it along! It was great seeing you this w/e Sis! Love you!

Jean said...

Great card for graduation. Love the turquoise color.

Chris said...

Gorgeous and uplifting! Hope you had a great weekend!

chaun said...

It sort of reminds me of a Currier and Ives print.
Carlos

Donna G said...

Hi Chris, I really like your choice of colors for your card. The bridge image goes beautifully with the scripture. A very lovely card!
Donna G

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! LeAnn

Teepee said...

Chris-your card is beautiful. I really like the cracked glass technique on the bridge.
Terre

Anonymous said...

Chris, Your card is beautiful. We too always had a May Day Basket hanging on the door when we got up in the morning. I miss that.
Judy B.

Gloria said...

Hi, I'm new to this so I hope I am doing it right! I remember making the baskets and filing them with flowers, then putting them on the neighbor's front door. We didn't have many neighbors, possibly the one time I regreted not having more... as it was just so much fun to do!

Kelley said...

Wonderful card, Chris! So full of details that are awesome!

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous card!

Beth Ann said...

What a lovely card.

Lisa J. said...

Beautiful card! Love this set.

SherylH said...

Beautiful colours -- really like the blue/brown combination.

Donna said...

What a great card. Love the colors.

Cissy said...

Stunning!! Great job!!

~Cissy

Diane D said...

Love the card! You are so creative

Diane D.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful watercolor. Someone is going to be blessed with this card.
Wendy C.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful! such a peaceful scene, lovely design Chris!

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