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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If you are here for the Your Next Stamp Blog hop click here. This hop is open until February 2!   There is a prize available to anyone linking there name to the linky on this post.


Welcome to the Feb. release Blog Hop for Our Daily Bread designs!  If you came here from the talented Grace's Blog, you are in the right place. If not you may want to start at the beginning..there is lots of fun, inspiration and prizes along the way.

The bread sticks are all excited to bring you another hop filled with lots of inspiration using the new stamps!!  We are going real fishy this time around.  LOL!

 The Hop will run from 8am eastern Feb. 1 until 8pm Feb. 2. Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Feb. 3rd.

Kelley is giving away SIX prizes this month! FIVE people will win one Fish Single Stamp of their choice, and ONE blessed person will win the whole FEBRUARY BREAD BASKET BUNDLE!

To be eligable to win, here is what you have to do:

* Hop to each blog on the list and leave a comment for each designer
* Return to the ODBD Blog and tell us you completed the hop, letting us know if there were any blogs you could not comment on
* Go back to the ODBD blog and answer the question...

I am also enclosing the order of the hop just in case you need it to refer to along the way.
So enjoy the hop and we look forward to reading your answers to the question!

Here is the order for the hop:

Sandee
Connie
Lorelie
Becca
Grace
Chris
Debi
Angie
Julie
Dawn
Dina
Betty

Now on to my creation using the New Release- Anchor and the Fish Background Stamp. I colored the image with copics.  The anchor was colored black to make it look like more of a shadow or storm to match the verse.

These sets are perfect for masculine cards...The distressing just seemed like a natural detail to add.  The dp is Blue Awning from K&Co.  I stamped and colored the image on one of the dp's to give it a more distressed feel.  I cased a lot of the layout from my dear friend Pat!  Thanks Pat! The border on the bottom is punched with a Stampin up Scalloped border punch.  The image is cut out with Spellbinders Circles and my uber fun and handy Grand Caliber machine.

I hope you enjoyed my creation...the next stop on the hop is the talented and sweet Debi.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a blessed day! Hope you enjoy the hop!
blessings,

191 comments:

Becky said...

This is beautiful Chris, rich and lovely colors.

Miesje said...

THis is stunning! I just love it! This image says so much. Fantastic.

dini said...

Wow, Chris! I love how the black really pops the anchor out, and how you stamped it over the DP... beautiful as usual - masculine, but still classy. Big hugs! enjoy the set. Dina

ladybugg61 said...

I've seen this image on the hop often, but love what everybody has done with it, including your striking card!

Ted said...

Love this masculine card!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a beautiful Card... the whole thing is just beautiful, colors, papers, idea.... just everything... Great Job!

Irene said...

Stunning! Love the colors and layout that you used to highlight this beautiful set! Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity.

Ujjwal said...

Beautiful card !! love the colors and the details!!

Grace said...

Wowzers Chris! This one is amazing! I love the rich warmth it has and the black anchor really pops... love the fist on the strips... and all your pretty touches! A little lace gives it some softness as well! Perfection I'd say! Beautiful in every way!!!
hugs,
Grace

slbela59 said...

Your card is stunning. I love the richness of the colors you choose. thank you for sharing.

christi said...

wow, what a nice masculine card. ;ove the colors chosen.

Rita Qualter said...

Just stunning! A perfect choice of all the different papers. Great job, as always.

Debi said...

Chris this is gorgeous, love the warm colors and the layout it fab too!

Susan said...

What a great card. I love the colors.

connie said...

this is gorgeous! love the colors.

Rachel said...

Just gorgeous! The colors are perfection!

Joan V said...

Chris, what a beautiful card. I love the sentiment. Did you add something to the inside? The papers are so perfect for this set. Hope I can find some. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

What a beautiful card.

Your Sister in Christ

Christine

Marlena M. said...

I really like the colors you chose for this. The earthy brown and black is really appealing. The distressing is done right...it gives interest, but doesn't look like it is falling apart.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a fabulous man card. I love the colours and the image and the sentiment is such a comfort. Beautiful crafting.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great card - colors and paper just awesome. While masculine looking the black ribbon is just the right touch. Blessings.

Debbie Brackett said...

Great job. I love it all.

Mari K. said...

I just love the colors you used for this. All the elements came together beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris, stunning card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Hugs

Robin said...

Beautiful card!

didlet said...

Thanks for sharing, beautiful card!

Pinkllilac said...

Just stunning Chris and love thew distressing and the stamp is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Mila Ayers said...

I love the colors, the different sizes and shapes of paper, lace, etc!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. The sentiment is perfect for the image and the colours are so rich.

Anne (UK)

Pat Jandacek said...

I did enjoy your creation - it's appropriately dark (storm) and beautiful. TFS

maryr917 said...

beautiful card chris-the colors are so perfect with the image and scripture verse

Tanya R said...

Fabulous, LOVE the colors. Actually this falls into the AMAZING category.
Hugs
Tanya

Lillian Child said...

Love your choice of the rich brown hues and such beautiful layers - fabulous card creation!

Beth Norman said...

Chris, your work is outstanding. I love how you used a deep brown paper and coordinated it with a deep brown image.

Armenta4some said...

I love the depth of this card with the colors...it makes it a "srong" card to give to a special someone.

Mary Ann H from PA said...

The elements just seem to "flow" and the effect is stunning. I do like the way your circle is cut off, just the perfect touch!

Marg said...

The colours of your card blend so well together. I really like the look. thank you for linking to Pat's gallery. I agree her cards are wonderful.

Cindy Lou said...

I can honestly say that there are very few masculine cards that I would call stunning, but this is definitely one of them! Fantastic card, case'd or not, your colors and elements just work together like they were so meant to be! THanks for sharing! Blessings

Holly said...

beautiful Chris! I'm in awe!

Frea said...

Hello Chris, what a stunning and warm card!! Great work Chris!! Thank you so much for your concern; I've just come back from the dentist. It turned out that there was too much cement under my crown which was pushing on my gums from the inside. So glad it wasn't a big problem! Don't you hate dentist treatments?? I believe that in America you get like a light anaestetic but here in Holland you just get a sedation which is awful! Oh well, I'm ok now! HUgs, Frea

Yvonne said...

What a great masculine card!

Jeanne Szabo said...

Love this card! This is another masculine card I will need to try to replicate! Thanks for sharing!

Penny Reed said...

This is wonderful, love the sentiment! It's so good to see masculine card ideas. TSF!

Penny Reed said...

That should have been TFS!

ScoobyinWY said...

Beautiful card. I am loving all the masculine cards...which are usually so hard to do!

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Chris,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

jean w. said...

Thanks for a great man card!

Charlotte said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love, love, love it! The colors are stunning!

Barbara Pace said...

This is stunning. What a great stamp set, and what a great masculine card!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card, especially with that verse.
Jean McGee

di said...

This card does remind me of a stormy dark night. Beautifully done. Di

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Your card is so nice and rich... yummy like chocolate :) I especially like the banners at the side. They add that special "touch". Thanks for sharing your talents.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Gorgeous card!

Ginny K. said...

What a kewl card, love the dark masculine colors!! I think these stamps will be wonderful for cards for the men in our lives! ~Ginny K.~

josie walrath said...

Beautiful card! tfs

Jan said...

Wow! you card is amazing, love the rich colours! :)

Leslie G. said...

Love the dark colors -- such a serene piece of work. I feel the calm of coming out of a storm as I look at your card. Beautiful.

Karen Wedding said...

I love the background paper. Very versatile. Such a neat card!

Kay M said...

So pretty. Love the colors

Anonymous said...

I just love that background paper.

Kelly Sas said...

Thank you for your rich masculine inspirational card!

Bumblebee said...

This is a wonderful card, very reassuring colours if you know what I mean! Just like our Lord!

mom3 said...

Chris, your card is so fun and full of charm!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card. Wonderful colors.

Lynne said...

Chris - Your card is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

LynneZ

Sarah Gough said...

This is gorgeous, I love the layers and that black really makes it pop!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, this is totally amazing!! I love the rich, rustic colors.....yummy!!!! Your details are always incredible! Beautiful work, as usual!! Blessings, Angie

eileen t said...

Beautiful. Love the rich colors! Thanks.

Laureen said...

It is amazing all the different looks for this set. I love the rich colors and the layers you chose for this card.

Kelli B said...

Stunning card! I love the masculine feel to it and the colors! TFS

Anonymous said...

The perfect card for the men! I do disagree with the sentiment however. :-) God is with us ALWAYS not just sometimes. He is the ultimate Anchor!

Jeannette B.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Chris! I love the rich, deep masculine colors and distressing. Terrific layout and just a fabulous card!

cdjcape521 said...

Wonderful design and coloring. TFS!

Liz said...

I am falling in love with this stamp I see so many good uses for it , it will be one that is always on my desk, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Chris, great card; loved the colors and details. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

Nancy said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the design paper! Awesome job!

Jan said...

Wonderful card. . .so masculine and handsome! Love the rich textures and colors and the symmetry! Blessings! "Janaria" Jan E.

Jessica said...

Wow Chris, this is a beautiful card! Thanks so much, I just love the anchor stamp! TFS

geauxtigerz74 said...

Wow, what a card! Anyone should love to receive this one.

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Chris, this is just breathtaking, love your colors! I always admire your creations!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Luanne said...

I love how this anchor stamp makes a fantasic masculine card, as well as an encouragement one. The rich browns and black are wonderful. TFS!

Karen said...

Your card is amazing and the distressing does just seem to fit and make it more masculine!!! It is so hard to find the right masculine stamps and papers but yours is awesome!!!
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

WOW! I don't think there is anything else I can say! =)

Nannieflash said...

A gorgeous card with a beautiful sentiment. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Love the colors and your layout. Beautiful card

Janine A said...

What an amazing card. Thank you !!

Tricia6653 said...

I love your card. Colors are great.
Tricia6653@valornet.com

Becca Feeken said...

Chris this is a rich and flavorful card - so beautiful and so masculine. Simpy gorgeous!!

Karen Rice said...

Oh my gosh...this is gorgeous...love the darker colors. This could definately be for a man or me! LOL

Connie M. said...

Love the rustic colors on this, Chris! Wow! That mesh/woven ribbon is amazing too! Hugs!!

Candy Meyers said...

Oh, my goodness. What an awesome idea.
Great card and embellishments.
Candy Meyers

Cheryl S. said...

The use of these stamps on the masculine cards is just wonderful. The verse fits your design so well. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous card!!!

Allymcb1 said...

Chris this is wonderful. The colours are so rich . A great masculine card.

CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love the depth of the colors and the LO. Beautifully created. "Hugs" Carol

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love all the layers and the pretty trim!

Peggy said...

A beautiful card that could be for a man or a woman. The sentiments are very impressive. {Hugs}

Robyn said...

lovely reminder
TFS

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! - Glenda

Tessa said...

beautiful and so true! sometimes we don't realize it till afterwards but yes!

Tina said...

Absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love the beautiful brown and gold tones! And the simple oblong tag against the black lace is just beautiful!
Dianna N.

Dani said...

This card will be such a blessing to someone! Wonderful!

Marian B. said...

I really love this cards. The colors just make it stand out!!

Bonnie said...

Perfection!!!

SHELL said...

Oh yes, I am enjoying your design. I love the colors and the black paper really gives it an extra rich touch. Blessed are those who have such genuine talent.

Janice said...

So masculine-it's great.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris these colors are so striking and perfect for this new set. I love the layers and well, everything. :)

Deb said...

Love the masculine cards. I know men love to receive cards just like women, but we have not had a lot to choose from. Thank you for showing us that there are cards for them also.

SavedbyGrace said...

Not "sometimes" all the time!!! Very pretty card.

SavedbyGrace said...

Not sometimes, all the time! Pretty card!

Marjorie said...

I love this card! Just beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card! The brown colors are so perfect for this stamp set. Your coloring and distressing is gorgeous. Very inspirational.

Kerri said...

So beautiful, Chris! I just love the layout and the black really makes the image and other elements pop! I really love that sentiment.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Charlotte Odom said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors! And the Grand Caliber is SO going to be my next "gotta have" purchase!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love the colors and the details on your card.

JKB said...

Great compostion and truly lovely.

jill said...

you really know how to make these colors work together in harmony

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely card! I love this new set! Great colors and texture!

Anonymous said...

love the colors and layout,great card

Jan Castle said...

Great card! And a 'man' card to boot!

Joy said...

gotta love that sentiment! so glad he does! such a lovely card and so meaningful! have a good Tuesday!

Mickie said...

Oh wow, strong and bold, would make a great man card.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Chris, this is a striking piece of work! Wow!

Sherry said...

love your card!!! works well for guy!!! that stamp set is a must have!!!!

Sandee said...

Chris, that designer paper combined with the strips of the background and the lace make this one fantastic card!!!

Barb said...

Awesome card. I love the layers and the sentiment is just perfect!

Tanja said...

Great card, great sentiment.

craftymom205 said...

Great masculine card.

queenofnanas said...

This card could be used for many different occasions. Just Lovely.

Anonymous said...

michelle f. said...

i am so impressed with the richness of these cards. so many of them would frame up and make a wonderful gift.

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous artwork Chris! Love the layout, coloring and colors you chose!

Donna D said...

You are so right, this set is especially masculine. It is so easy to get wrapped up in pretty and frilly. These designs are refreshing for men. Keep up the inspiration.

alvinamaguire said...

Beautiful card Love the colors and that its masculine.

Sonia said...

I do like this stamp set. Your card may have a masculine feel but women would also enjoy receiving it. I love the back ground paper you chose!

Marlene said...

What a beautiful card, Chris! I need to remember that message...particularly during these dreary days of winter when my mood is less than stellar. Thanks for the reminder.

marilyn said...

WOW - this is so very elegant. I love that your card is so different from the others who used the same stamp, but equally as beautiful!

Davi said...

Wow so beautiful...love the browns and black!

bkmrich said...

You truly have God given talent your work is amazing!

Laura said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the colors and distressing! What an encouraging card this would be to receive!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Marie Sellers

Peggy said...

Stunning card. It is always amazing to me that each card and project is so unique. Thanks for sharing.

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful card!

Linda said...

The lace is the perfect touch to set this off. LOve it
Linda in SC

6 wacky women said...

WOW!!!! Chris your card is
absolutely stunning!!!

Karen x

joycegc said...

great card, love the saying

sdelong1228 said...

wonderful card, love the colors

Gretchen said...

I am amazed at the different beautiful ways this stamp set has been interpreted by you and the other Design team members.

Anonymous said...

I do like the use of these colors.
mary l.

Rosie said...

I very much like the stamp set you used and the colors also.

Pati said...

Very nice, like the dark colors and the layout.

Lori m said...

Beautiful showcase you've created, love it!

Lorie said...

Wow, the colors and layout of this are incredible! Love it!

Clare said...

Chris, this stamp set is exactly what the guys would like! Your color choices and card design wins the "best catch" award!

Lorelie Kim said...

The PERFECT masculin card!! Love how you colored the anchor black so that it popped out and that the chain is visible!!

Judith said...

Love the way you designed this. It is so hard finding a card that would work for either sex.

Karen Linarez said...

I like the color combination. The black really makes everything pop. Great job on the coloring, and the verse is so fitting. What a nice card!

christa-peter said...

Perfect colour combination for the image and verse. A truly wonderful masculine card.

Kathi said...

Beautiful. I love all the textures in this card. you did such a great job.

Anonymous said...

VERY LOVELY CARD. JOB WELL DONE. LOVE THE COLORS.

Peggy said...

Wonderful card. Love the texture and monochromatic color scheme.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

marcelle schauer said...

Chris the coloring on this card is fantastic, love this especially for the guys.

Teri said...

Such a soothing card! Love the colors and the saying!

Santaread said...

Love the masculine look to the card, great colors.

Chrissy D said...

Love these colors and your design! BEAUTIFUL!!! Those fish are the perfect accent!

Kris said...

Beautifully rich and lovely!

Sue D said...

I like the layout and the papers you used.

chucksusan said...

Loved the colors in this card. Nice to have some masculine cards to use.

Dawn said...

such rich colors Chris!! wonderful card!!

Janet S said...

Wow, love your card! I definitely gotta get those background stamps. Thanks for sharing with us today. :D

Tameko said...

Fabulous design. Love the way you colored your image.

loftylass said...

Another stunning card Chris - I can see this latest release will be soooo popular. tfs
Hugs
HW(UK)

Rosella said...

What an impressive card! The dp really caught my eye!

Mary said...

Love the earthtone colors. Great job!!

Janeen said...

Stunning, i love the DP you chose for this.

janiengus said...

Love the verbage on that stamp. Really nice layout.

E. Marie said...

I love these new stamps and you did an amazing job showing them off. I love the background paper you used and the distressing adds so much to this perfect masculine card. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

What a great card! I love the use of shadows representing the storm. The colors, the paper, the trim...are all so great together with that sentiment. I love how you can put anything together with your special touch, and make it beautiful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous rich tones and detailing, Chris! Gorgeous!

Debby said...

Beautiful card. I love this set. The colors you used are stunning. Thank you

pdela-torre said...

I love the black accents of this card, just makes it pop. So nice. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love this set and your card is so rich looking.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Peggysuez said...

This is beautiful, the colors are wonderful.

Becky Dunham said...

Chris - this is gorgeous! I love the color!

Nicki-twinklebug said...
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Meghan said...

Wow mom this is beautiful!!! I love the anchor!
The sentament and the paper is beautiful!!!!!!
Hugs,
Meghan

Nicki-twinklebug said...

This is beautiful Mom!! I love the colors and your coloring of the anchor is beautiful!I love you!
Hugs,
Nicki

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Chris! I was just over on SCS and saw this card. I was looking for a little inspiration for a masculine card and this is so beautiful! The layout is perfect, I hope you don't mind if I use your card for inspiration!?!?! :) Thanks for stopping by and saying HI last week! It was nice to hear from you! hugs, Sue

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is stunning Chris!! I love the dark, rich colors!! WOW!

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