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Sunday, January 1, 2012

  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release Blog Hop!  The design team is kicking off the new year with a fun and inspiring hop with many wonderful new stamps!! 
If you got here from the talented and sweet Sabrina's Blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start  from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

  Now, here are the Hop Details:

  The Hop will run 8am EDT Jan. 1 until 8pm EDT Jan 2. The winners will
  be announced on the ODBD Blog on Jan 3. Five blessed hoppers will win
  a $20.00 Gift Certificate for ODBD Stamps!


  Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these
  prizes:

  Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment Return to the
  Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you
  completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment
  on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.

  Here are two creations I made with this gorgeous and fun release:



The first creation uses the Never Give Up stamp set.  I just love the grunge design of this set.  




Card Recipe:
stamps: ODBD Never Give Up, Grunge Cross (cut out with customized Grunge Cross die)
Paper: Stampin Up Bella Blue, Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue
Dies: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles, Oval Spellbinders, Scalloped Oval Spellbinders
Embossing Folders: Provocraft Soft Swirls, Provocraft Textile Texture, Provocraft Leafy Branch
Accessories: Lace from Jo Ann Fabrics, May Arts Silk  Taupe Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls


The second one is on that I showed as a sneak peek yesterday using the God's Love and 2 Step butterfly from Our Daily Bread Designs.




Card Recipe:
Stamp sets used: ODBD God's Love, 2 Step Butterfly
Paper used: Black and white CS, SEI Promise Me
Dies used: Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Squares, Customized Butterfly 2 Die from ODBD
Acceccories: May Arts Black Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have enjoyed my creations.  The next step on the hop is to my dear sweet and talent dt sister Grace. I know she will have lots of inspiration for you!


Happy New Year!!!!


Blessings,




192 comments:

Pinkllilac said...

Happy New Year to you Chris and all the very best for 2012
Love your cards the images is so lovely, the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Dina K. said...

Love both of these, Chris, but especially the first one. Thanks for making the sets look so good!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous layering and love that beautiful lace in the background. Sweet design and beautiful card!

LoveSnailMail said...

Fresh and joyful!

Nancy Seed said...

Great colour combination yet again. The cards are more the fit than the gift itself. TFS

Peggy said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the colors, stamps, layering and bows.
Happy New Year,
Peggy Allen

Christine said...

Adore the teal and brown combination and the cross die is amazing! I want to try the layering technique on the coral cart. TFS!

Kathy E. said...

Both cards are great! The one has such lovely color and layers, and the other is such an impressive "clean line" card. I like both styles and you do them both so well!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love your colors and the way you laid them out!

Grace said...

Beautiful on both counts Chris!!! I love the layouts and color combos on both!!! Sure do hope you all start feeling better soon!!! You know I'm not just wishing but praying for a better new year for you guys!
hugs!
Grace

Sonia said...

Wow! What wonderful cards! I love all the layers of the first- even grunge can be elegant! I love the color combination in the 2nd card- you have out done yourself!

PJ said...

Grungy is Good! At least that is the way it comes off looking at your card creations. Both beautifully done! Love the new ODBD releases.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Chris, Liked your sneek peek yesterday here and at SCS but the release card is just amazing. I LOVE that paper you have used, and the cross cut out with the die is perfect, sentiment sums it all up. He never gives up on us. Beautiful card.

shatril said...

Gorgeous cards, I had to look at other posts. I just love these stamps, they hit my pick list for the next pay check. I love those layers. I'm still honing my techniques with that, and this gives me great ideas. Blessings

Dawn said...

oh my Chris... they're both so gorgeous!!
hope you're feeling much better!!!

WJ said...

Your 1st card is my favorite colors! WOW it is just beautiful. Your 2nd card is lovely and I really like the layouts on both cards. Thank you for sharing.

Lesli Fields said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, both cards are incredible, but the blue one knocked my socks off (blue is my fave color!). You have done some amazing things with the grunge sets here....I've been racking my brain for "grungy" ideas, but you have proven here that they work will elegant designs as well! Chris darlin', I am sending prayers for you and your family that the Lord will make things happen with the sale of your home and that you all will soon be moving to your new home. Just like your card says....Never give up!! Happy New Year! Love ya, sister! Angie

Luciana Kajiura said...

Wonderful cards! Congratulations! Happy New year!
Hugs, Luciana.

marilew said...

This is beautiful...I LOVE blue and I love your creations. Happy New Year! Marian

StampnInkLady said...

I love both of your cards Chris, However; I have to say my favorite of the 2 is the "Never give up" one! That card is amazing & I love your color choice! I would be so honored to own a card like that one! Thanks for sharing both of your beautiful creations! Hugs Lori

tsrel said...

I am loving this never give up stamp set. It is beautiful.

Janet said...

Such beautiful cards, with such lovely color combinations.

Karen W said...

Very pretty cards, the cross looks good like this!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful color combination and layering but best of all, luv the sentiment.
Jeanette

GeriJay said...

Both cards are jus beautiful, Chris. I love the way you included the cross and also your color selections.
Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Geri

Teresa said...

love this new release the cross is awesome as is your work. . hope your family is better soon. prayers

Sandra said...

Hi, Truly amazing and stunning:) Sandra H

Bernie D said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I especially like the grunge cross.

J.Beare said...

What wonderful cards!Love the colors, layers and all the texture!

Elisabet said...

Chris,
Lovely as usual!
Hugs and Happy New Year!
Beth P

Patricia Huber said...

Oh, my goodness. I don't know where to begin. The first card is so beautiful with all of the layers, the cross, the lace, etc. Just elegant. The second card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WOw Mom!! I LOVE THESE CARDS!!
The pink with that butterfly stamp looks awesome and the details are amazing!!
The colors on the second card are absolutely amazing!! Beautiful details!!
I think the second is my fav..hmm not sure...
I love you!!
Hugs,
Nicki

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful elegant cards. Thanks for sharing.

Carol E said...

Very beautiful Cards, thank you for sharing them.

gramof9 said...

awesome cards! love...love...love the sentiment stamp!

Barbara in SC said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my sweet friend, I wish you and your family a Happy New Year and ALL of God's blessings!! May all of your prayers be answered in every situtation that is going on. Now let me get to your cards. Oh my word, they are both over the TOP gorgeous and so touching!! You have created masterpieces in spite of being sick!!! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kaye W. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! It would be hard to pick a favorite! The colors, the layers and all the details make these truly wonderful cards!

Creative Endeavors said...

Hi Chris, I absolutely love the Never Give Up card and all the layers you created. The stamped images come out perfect for this card and I just love the saying too. The butterfly card is fabulous! I love butterflies and try to use them in my cards and other projects as much as I can. Those butterfly stamps are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work! ---Mary Montedonico - mmonte502@ymail.com

Sarah said...

Awesome cards! Love all the layers and the stamps are gorgeous. Happy New Year! Hugs, Sarah

Marg said...

I love the colours in your second card. What a delight. The lace on your first card is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! These are Gorgeous!! I love the first one... with the blue... and the cross!! Gorgeous!! I love the colors on the first!! Gorgeous detailing!! Amazing job on the sentiment... Perfect for moving... The second one has a gorgeous touch with the butterfly's... I love the pink on it!! The sentiment is gorgeous!! Amazing job with the detailing on the first and second!! So elegant with colors pink and blue pink and blue!! Two of my favorite colors!! Amazing!! The sentiments are perfect!! Absolutely stunning!!
Hugs,
Meghan

Susan M said...

Beautiful cards! The colours are really great and this grungy stamp is so different !

Robyn said...

Chris, your cards are so beautiful! Love what you have done with the great new releases this month.

April said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your color choices...
- April W

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I just love the colors and that lace! Linda L.

nwilliams6 said...

Just beautiful! I love them both!

Kelley said...

Both cards are just awesome creations!!! Somehow you outdo yourself every month!

Debbie said...

Love the color combo - beautiful!

nancy handley said...

Both cards are beautiful - never thought of a grunge cross! Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards! I love the quote on the first card, it's such a bold statement!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!!!

whippetgirl said...

Wonderul cards! I am loving the colors of the butterfly card-the black and white work so well on the card. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Loved both of your designs. very creative!

Thanks.

Lynn said...

both cards are stunning. The grunge look just seems to get better every time I see it. TFS

Frea said...

Hi Chris, trule amazing cards, I love the sheer elegance of both. I want to wist you all the best for 2012. Hugs, Frea

Sandee said...

Two amazing grungy cards Chris!!! Love them both but the pink one is my favorite!! Happy New Year!

ScappinOma said...

Both cards are beautiful works of art! I love the bright color combo on your second one. Wishing you a beautiful and blessed new year.

Susan said...

both cards are really pretty...love these color combos.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, gorgeous cards need I say any more. Love the colors especially in the blue card. Mary L Schreiber

snowbear said...

Very nice cards.. both are wonderful!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

These card are beautiful, I really love the blue one. It is gorgeous. Those are my colors.

Anonymous said...

The colors of blue and brown go so well together lovely.
Jan from Reno

Mary Lou said...

Hi Chris~~ Brilliant cards!! The cross card is beautiful with the color scheme you used--LOVE IT :) I am surely wanting "God's Love" stamp set~~BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
Blessings of thanks

Julie said...

Chris, I love both cards. The many layers are wonderful!

stampencamper said...

I am so lovin these new images, and these cards are so over the top-elegant

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Chris! Love the colors and wonderful layout on the cross and the butterfly looks so bright and springy. Just gorgeous!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Both of those cards are just so beautiful thanks for sharing with us.

Denise said...

Beautiful cards! I love your layering and color combos!
DeniseB

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I am just loving the grungy cross set!

Becky Green said...

Chris!
LOVE what you've done with these stamps!!!!!!!! LOVE all the layers & the cock-eyed layers!!!! What a NICE touch! Yet, that card looks PERFECTLY symetrical!!!! LOVE IT! (That one HAS TO BE my favorite! ) :)

Emily said...

Oh my goodness...blown away by that first card! I love that lace and it coordinates just perfectly with the cross! Great layering too!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! So beautiful, I love the colours, they are both just so exquisite!! hugs

JoAnn said...

I love what you did on your cards. I was ordering the cross and die but was unsure about the butterfly with all the swirls. Now that I've seen your cards and the other Dr's I have to have that one too. Thanks so much for Sharing.

Fran_D said...

Both cards are so beautifully layered; just love the color combos. Awesome job!

Bernie said...

Beautiful Cards! Love your color combos.
Blessings Bernie

Jillisgram said...

Wow --- the more I see cards with the grunge stamps, the more I know I need them! Beautiful. Val from IL.

Kay said...

Love the cors ou chose. Especially love the blue one.

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Chris! Your details are always amazing! Hope you feel better soon! Happy New Year! Hugs!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! You'll brighten someone's day w/these beauties! Excellent design and details!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors in both designs. The cross is beautiful! Jan from Spring Valley

Jonia said...

What great cards and I love the sentiment on the first! Never Never give up! Great work!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose. Especially the blue. Beautiful filigree on the cross is exquisite.

Sharon L

Rachel Brooks said...

Love both of your cards. The butterfly is very effective

Crumbdust said...

I love your choice of color in your card. The deep aqua is really very soothing. Thanks for the great ideas.

Irene said...

Both of your cards are just stunning and a great representation of the great new release. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

You have put lots of time and thought into
these cards. Cutting out the cross did give it
another dimension. Well Done!

Cheryl S. said...

Your creativity really shines through in both of these wonderful cards. I love the dimension, textures, embellishments and choices of colors you chose along with these terrific new stamps.

Barbara Bryant said...

This is adorable you have knocked my socks off. I will have to say this is a set I will need to get. Thank You

Scrap-n-happy said...

Chris~ These are cards are wonderful. So beautiful! I love the color combinations you used and how the stamped images just seem to jump off the page.

Anonymous said...

Pretty cards. You did a great job creating them.

Connie M. said...

Chris! You have so rocked both of these sets! I LOVE the richness of both cards! I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year! Hugs!!

Lynne said...

Chris - Both of your cards are just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the love.

joy said...

Chris, I love both of your cards; my favorite is the "never give up". What a beautiful card and the positioning of your elements with the gorgeous bow makes it a stunner!

Sue D said...

Great colors on both cards.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Both are so very pretty and intricate!!How do you think all these designs up?? Then creating them.. you gals are super talented!

Penny Reed said...

Very creative cards. As I have said on the others blogs, I didn't think I'd like the grunge look, but I do! Thanks to all you talented gals!

Bee Jay said...

They are both a - may - zing! Blessings!

chaun said...

Love the sentiment!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are both beautiful, but my favorite is the first, gorgeous papers, lots of layers, embossing an that beautiful bow. Gorgeous!

Gemiel said...

What amazing cards!!!! Love the "grungy" beauty of them both.

Pet Barnes said...

Love the layout and the colors. Gorgeous!

Vickie Merrick said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Irene said...

Love the creations.

maryr917 said...

2 fabulous card Christ-I am so lovin' these new sets

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning cards Chris! Love them both! Happy New Year!

Karen said...

These are truly beautiful! I would feel so encouraged if I received one.

Sandy T said...

Beautiful, beautifl job. Love them.

Marsha said...

So many layers. Love the colors and the lace.

jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! I love the layers; i haven't quite mastered that loook!

Becca Feeken said...

Chris, your cards are a.mazing! Love the blues and browns with the cross. I lingered over every sweet detail and there are many!!

FM said...

They both are beautiful cards. So full of detail and such great colors! Happy New Year!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Wonderful cards - every time I see another card with these sets it makes me think this is a must have : )

Darlene Gabriel said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love all the angled layers on the first one and that bow is gorgeous. Love the colour combo on the second one. Love that verse.

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Every stop on this blog hop just reinforces my belief that I need all the sets! That cross is just so incredible...and your card just takes it to another level! Juat amazing...
Lu C

melv said...

LOVE the layers and color combos. These cards are beautiful. Daily Bread has the best design team!

Analuz said...

Hello Chris, love the buterfly card the colors are great!!Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors on the first card. ODBD has the "best" design team.

Margie F.

Maria A. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it all!

Tameko said...

Stunning cards! Great stamps with the perfect colors, and embellishments.

Pati said...

Very pretty cards! I really like the colors
& layers of the papers & image on the first card.

joanieg said...

Wow your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and layering of the teal and brown one! Thank You for sharing and inspiring.

Joanie

Nyasha said...

I haven't finished the blog hopt yet but this looks to me like the clear winner. So amazing!!

janey said...

Both cards are wonderful....I'm partial to the Never Give Up card, though. I love the color combination you used. Your bows are wonderful, too.

Thanks you.

Kathy O said...

Your cards are lovely! I'm especially drawn to the brown and blue colors, which is a favorite combination of mine!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I love the ODBD grunge cross and die. Hmmm another two,items for my after CHRISTmas wish list.

Tammie

LORRAINE p said...

I have a friend battling Ovarian cancer. This card is so perfect. Love the colors, the layout and of course, grunge.

Tanja said...

Lovely colours and layering - Exquisite!

marilyn said...

WOW - these are AMAZING card! BEAUTIFUL!

Rachel said...

AMAZiNG!!! The silky bows are the perfect touch.

christi said...

stunning cards chris. i think i like the blue one best. great layers and a very pretty bow.

Heather said...

These are so pretty!!! Love the first one--the colors are fab.

Euan said...

I love the card motto!

Our resolution is to keep trying to be our best!!

Hello from Australia!
We are trying to regrow our family friendly blog too with the New Year just underway!!
I’m following you now, and hope you’ll stop by and visit our blog sometime too!
http://beourbest.blogspot.com/

Euan

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your work is GORGEOUS!! Happy New Year!!~

Anonymous said...

I like the way things go off the edge of the card.
I also like the way the cross stands out. It grabs your eye.
Joyce

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the new grunge cross.
Happy New Year.

Vicky said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the lace on the first card & the coloring on the second card.

scrappinpeg said...

Gorgeous cards you created. GREAT Job....

Loretta O. said...

So rich in detail! Your work is wonderful!

crazyoldsyd said...

I love the first card, the color combo is fantastic. Love the grunge look thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

I don't usually go in for grunge but I do have to say I really like the cross and butterfly.

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Beautiful cards, I love the layers of the first one.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Great color combo.

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Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are really gorgeous, but I especially love the grunge cross in the blues and browns! Such inspiring creations!

Leanne said...

Beautiful work. Love ODBD stamps.

Pam said...

These cards are fab! I adore the grunge cross with the blues & browns. Love the layers!

Angel Bobbie said...

Your cards are awesome
Chemo Angel Bobbie

Vickie said...

WOW what a treat not 1 but 2 beautiful cards! thank you for sharing your talent!

Stella D said...

I love your cards! I love the "grunge" look. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa E said...

I love all the layers and I really want that Winston Churchill sentiment!

JaniceAileen said...

Wow! All those layers on that first card look fantastic!!! Both cards are just gorgeous as usual!

Judy Jackson said...

Just Lovely! I am definitely checking out this set!

Gail Spence said...

I love the colors you used..beautiful!

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwww, such classy colors! Love that golden bow on the first one. Beautiful work, as always, Chris!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous cards! love the layers on the first card.

Dana Gifford said...

Beautiful! I especially love the Never Give Up message.

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful design.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards.I like what you did with the God's Love set.

Holly Paulson

Julia said...

Great layering. Love the blue and brown.

Carol L said...

Your cards are both amazing, but the colors on the first just captured my attention! The blues and browns are a wonderful combination together, but that gorgeous lace is simply amazing! Beautiful creations, and here's wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

Anonymous said...

Srunning Cards!

Anonymous said...

Oh My! The colors of your first card made my breath catch. I've always loved this color blue with a "brown" and your taupe bow is a perfect color. The card itself is gorgeous, too. I especially like the texturing and layering. Everything goes together so perfectly.
DMorgan

Beth Norman said...

Wow, two gorgeous cards. I am particularly fond of the top blue card. Love all those layers and papers.

irishgreensue said...

Oh, Chris, your God given talent is shining so brightly! Only you could take a "grunge" stamp and give it such a classy look - love the offset panels and the dainty touch of pearls!

The sneak peek card also took my breath away - LOVE that Scripture (also in Collection 5_ but the accent on the word LOVE and the butterfly together made it special to me!! Hugs!

puffnstuff39 said...

Both these cards are beautiful! I love the sentiment of the first card. It's such a simple sentiment with so much meaning! Love them!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your creations are always so beautiful and inspiring. What amazing work!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of this card.
Jan from Reno

Anonymous said...

Love the cards - the colors are great! The dies used are on my wish list.
Your embellishments add so much to the first card - using the pearls, gold, ribbon, and lace, then by embossing the die cut cardstock then layering it. Thanks for helping me to think outside the box. God's Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Wow!I really love the butterfly..color combo.. everything about it! simply stunning

Kay Long said...

Nice!!! You did a beautiful job on your projects. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you, ODBD for giving us a chance to win your products.

Lillian said...

Love both your cards, coloring and layout are just beautiful.

Donna said...

Beautiful card.

Auntie Em said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful! The layers and those gorgeous bows are awesome and look so nice with the colours you used.
Thanks for sharing! :)

mary jo peterson said...

I absolutely love the second card...colors...layers ...gorgeous

Cindi E said...

Beautiful and Elegant work

Caitiumom said...

i love both cards, but adored the first one

beadz said...

I love all of the layers on your cards. I hope you have a blessed New Year!
hugs,
Gini

polite said...

I really like the grunge cross design! The blues just make it for me!

Clare said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Such elegance; it takes my breath away!

Patricia said...

gorgeous! gorgeous gorgeous. did i say gorgeous?

Carol Taggart said...

Both cards are great, but my favorite is the coral one with God's Love. It is just my style, makes me want everything you used to make it.

Kelly Sas said...

I love how you made grunge look so elegant! Love the color combo of your second card too.

LaDawn said...

I like the use of layers. My favorite card of the 2 is the butterfly card.

Caryn S said...

Wow! What fabulous color combinations! I love both of them but that blue really pops!

jennifer said...

I love the color combination!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Such beautiful colors on both cards. Love the blues of the first one and then you follow up with those smashingly gorgeous butterlies. WOWOWOWOW!!!!

Shelia said...

gorgeous cards. love the colors and that die cut cross is amazing!!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Chris, these are two beautiful creations the colours, designs, images and embellishments look truly awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

These are totally GORGEOUS GF!!! WOW I love love the colors on the first one!!! Stunning work sweetie!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!! Biggest hugs!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! I'm in truly in love with the new Grunge Cross image. I think that's my favorite ODBD image of all time.

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