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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs July Release Blog Hop!!  If you got here from the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, you are in the right place!!  If not, you might want to start there so you know all the details about today's hop and the prizes that are available!!!!! Kelley, has another exceptional release with lots of great stamps.  The team, I know, has lots of inspiration for you, using these stamps.  So why don't you grab your favorite beverage and enjoy what they have in store.

This month's hop will run from 8 a.m. EDT on July 1 until 8 p.m. EDT on July 2.  The winners will be announced July 3!  There will be THREE PRIZES of $20.00 Gift Certificates for stamps and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the ENTIRE BREAD BASKET BUNDLE (The entire release!!!)

 All you have to do for a change to win is:
  • Visit each of the stops on the hop and leave a little love!!
  • Visit the ODBD blog at the end of the hop and tell us you completed the hop!!
EASY PEASY, Right?

   So now.... on to my card:

For my creation I used the sets Calla Lilly and Sharing Your Sorrow from Our Daily Bread Designs.  These stamps were so beautiful that I just colored the image with copics, cut it out and framed it with Spellbinders Labels 22 on top of a piece of white cardstock embossed with Provocraft (Cuttlebug) Swiss Dots.  I did not want design paper to detract from the image or take away from the softness of it so I mounted the framed image on a piece of white cardstock (Neehan Solar White) that was embossed with the Sizzix Plaid folder.  The sentiment from Sharing your Sorrow is framed with Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Fancy Tags 2.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Calla Lilly, Sharing Your Sorrow, Chris Olsen


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Sharing Your Sorrow, Calla Lilly
Paper: Neenah Solar White (110 lbs)
Accessories: Sizzix Plaid Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Spellbinders-Labels 22, Petite Ovals, Fancy Tags 2, White sheer Ribbon, pearls

My Second creation is one I created using the Flowering Faith and Sharing Your Sorrow for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge- ODBDSLC114 Anything Goes with Our Daily Bread Designs and this week's Queen Of the Day 119 casing some of the elements of Mary's  card Hello Doily I am not as lucky as Mary to have that gorgeous doily stamp but I decided to create my own stamped doily by sponging over Cheery Lynn's Canadian Kaleidoscope . I also used three flowers like Mary but changed the layout, stamps, and color as well as added some vines.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Flowering Faith, Sharing Your Sorrow, Chris Olsen



Our Daily Bread Designs, Flowering Faith, Sharing Your Sorrow, Chris Olsen

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Sharing Your Sorrow, Flowering Faith
Paper: Neenah Solar White (110 lbs)
Accessories: Sher White Ribbon, Corner Punch, Canadian Kaleidoscope and Fanciful Flourish from Cherry Lynn Designs

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creations!! For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is the exceptionally talented Sandee.

Have a blessed Day!!!


hugs and blessings,



89 comments:

kathi17 said...

Oh Chris, these are truly beautiful. I like both of them, but the Calla Lily one is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

What Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

Holly Paulson

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Chris these are stunning! Love the mask on the 2nd card!

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous Chris love both images and wonderful colours Jo xxxx

Becky said...

Chris these are gorgeous. Beautiful colors and I am loving those flowers.

Debbie said...

beautiful cards!

Heather C said...

Beautiful cards! Especailly love the second one, love the soft colors and how you did the doinly. Beautiful!

Miranda said...

Gorgeous Cards! I love both! TFS
Miranda :)
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards love the sentiments!

jennifer said...

As always...your work is goregeous!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oooh, Chris! Both are amazing!!! Your elegant style and beautiful embellies win me over every time!! Sending lots of happy (and cool) thoughts and prayers your way! Blessings, Angie

Debi said...

Chris both cards are beautiful! I really love how you used the vines around the edges on the second one.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards Chris-love the cala lily card-its already on my wish list-we have these gorgeous flowers in our garden

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl said...

2 gorgeous cards! Love the layering and texture on the first and the soft color on the second!

Christine said...

Very sweet cards! I love the sponged doily. Thanks for great inspiration....sympathy cards are challenging!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful love both cards the colors and the Details are Great. love the dies and the flower stamps are amazing the added Bling adds that Special Touch. Beautiful Sentiments.
Love the way you made the Background look like a Doily. thanks for sharing,
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandee said...

Chris these are both amazing!!!! Love all the details of the first and love the background on the second!

Sonia said...

Beautiful cards! I love the soft pastels you used; it feels like a hug is being sent with your greeting.

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS cards! The calla lily card is so elegant!

Sabrina said...

Love the shape and soft colours in the lily card. And wow, the stencilled doily worked beautifully and is a lovely setting for the little leafy flourish and sweet tag.

christi said...

both of your cards are gorgeous! the details on the first one are wonderful. i love the misting on the second card. just beautiful.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Chris! I love the shapes and frames on your first card and the soft blue of your second. Both are just gorgeous!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Chris both of your creations are stunning. Love the sponging technique ofthe one card and the frame shape of the other card.

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, They are totally stunning:)x

Tami B. said...

These are both so pretty. I love calla lilies so that's a no-brainer and I love the spritzed doily background on the second.

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Very beautiful and inspiring work. Thank you.

Grace said...

Chris both creations are just beautiful.... as I mentioned yesterday.... I just love the softness of the blue one with that gorgheous bg... and the layout and dies for the top one is just gorgeous!!! LOVE how you colored the lilies! So beautiful!!! Hope you are back to full power and all the other great little advantages to our life in this century!

hugs,
Grace

BarbaraW said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Your coloring on the calla lilies is awesome.

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

E. Marie said...

Chris, both cards are so beautiful. Love your coloring and dies/layout of the first and the simple elegance of the second.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris.....both cards are beautiful..but the Cala Lily is Stunning!! beautifully coloured my friend, and awesome layout!!
and...I love how you created your own doily with the second card!!
Gorgeous on both!!
Love & Hugs

Emerald said...

Lovely cards! Joined you followers, hope you don't mind scraplifting inspiration!! lol Hugs

Irene said...

Beautiful cards...always great to have new ideas for sympathy cards!

Gemiel said...

Beautiful cards Chris!!! Love how you created your own doily with the sponging technique.

Sue D said...

Very pretty sympathy cards.

Marie D. said...

Very nice card. Love your lily.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two beautiful cards...that first looks like it has come right out of the garden, your coloring is beautiful, as is the layout. Love the idea of sponging to create the doily look an fabulous card. Hugs.

Queen Mary said...

Chris, I saw the second card last night but obviously was so tired I didn't even notice you had a stencil there! I love it - much more versatile than what I thought you had, which was a piece of patterned paper! And I love how you refer to the beauty of the first card as "I just...." Ha! If I could color that well, design that well.... Thanks for sharing your talents!

Linda R. said...

Beautiful cards. The colors n the first one are very rich.

Terri S said...

Love the sponging over the die template...beautiful effect!

Pati said...

Very nice cards. I like that you did white on white with the only color being the image, very pretty. I like how you made your background for the second card too!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Both cards are lovely, but I particularly like how you sponged the doily on the second card.

heaven4333 said...

Beautiful work and tender sentiments! God Bless you,
Kathy

Denise Marzec said...

Love all the pearls on the first one, Chris....and the water colors on the second one are so calming. Lovely cards!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Both cards are stunning, but I really like the Calla lilies. So beautiful.

Margie F.

Nan G said...

Gorgeous cards! Great job with the masked doily! Love those colors.

Linda said...

Absolutely elegant and dainty. Love your work

crazyoldsyd said...

THE WHITE CARD IS DROP DEAD GORGOUS! LOVE IT. I WANT THAT DIE FOR THE VINE AND LEAVES, BUT ODBD SAYS THEY ARE OUT OF IT. LOVE IT ALL

Melody said...

Simply lovely!!

Sue S. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the images and sentiments :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

JD said...

Both are so pretty, but I especially like the soft elegance of the lily card!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my friend, you have outsdone yourself on both of these absolutely breathtaking creations!!! I love the contrast on the mostly white and stunningly colored Cala Lilies, so beautiful And your second card...WOW..I have really no words for it! So soft and so gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE it! I hope all is well with that storm and all! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Great ideas. Hope to try them soon.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Diana N. said...

The calla lily card is simply beautiful and the "doily" card is fantastic!

tammy said...

Chris!!
Wow your cards have loads of beautiful detail and love:) You did a very lovely job on these;) The ODBD stamps are super especially with the way that you interpreted them:) I love the little blossoms that you made/placed on your 'blue' card:) i'm trying to figure out how you did the reverse masking of the doily---did you flip the mask while it was wet with you color mist and 'stamp'? whatever you did---it looks super.Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to learn from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

keeleykats said...

Beautiful cards. Lovely colors!

Verizon said...

Love the cards. The blue is very pretty. Nice combination of Spellbinder dies.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful designs Chris! I especially love the new Calla Lily...you've colored it perfectly!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful designs Chris! I especially love the new Calla Lily...you've colored it perfectly!

Sarah said...

Chris, your cards are gorgeous, as usual! Hugs

wendy2512 said...

They are all so soft and pretty. Lveo the layers and colors
...TFS,,:0)

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Beautiful cards. I love the color creations on all. This month's ODBD release is awesome.

Leanne said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Judith Tetley said...

Lovely cards Chris; very pretty and gentle for someone suffering a loss.
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Rachel Brooks said...

It's so nice to have ODB'd tasteful and sensitive sympathy offerings. They are just perfect and very meaningful to those who receive them.

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris~

You "hope that we are somehow inspired by your cards?" PUH-leeze! These cards are both so beautiful. I think for these cards, for these occassions, I think the beauty IS in the simplicity. The stamps, and the coloring are amazing,my friend. You were so creative to come up with a "faux" doily! Fabulous!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

MaryBabet said...

Both cards are gorgeous! They are just so elegant with the right amount of embellishments. So pretty.

Rona said...

So beautiful!! Love the doily you sponged - gorgeous look.

Anonymous said...

Chris...these cards are just lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

Clare said...

Beautiful! You always amaze me with your talent!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

You hit me with that second card; that is my favorite color!! The score lines are so sophisticated...

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!!I love the colors and your coloring is beautiful!! Gorgeous pearls!!
The second has to be my favorite!! I love the blue and the doily background you created is beautiful with all the flowers and coloring!!
Hugs,
Chris

Janice said...

Beautiful. Both cards are absolutely lovely. I do like the 2nd one slightly more as I love those colors and how you stenciled the background. What talent!

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely gorgeous, chris!! hugs and blessings!

Meg said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dottie said...

You just showed me another way of using doilies as stencils. Just beautiful. Very very pretty.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Love both of your cards. The soft colors and layers on the first are so wonderful. Love how you used the die to create the second card. Thanks for the inspirations.

LaDawn said...

Wow!! These are great cards. I just love them. Thanks

Irene Tetreault said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Kelley said...

Chris, so beautiful!! Both cards are so awesome!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are stunning both are so beautifully designed I am drawn to that first one with the wonderful shapes on, amazing creations.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Pam D said...

So pretty, TFS!

Caitiumom said...

love the cards, love the vine in the second card, nice colors in both cards

Sandy said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the label added to both cards.

Elizabeth said...

Chris, these are both fantastic! I can't decide which I like better!

Dawn said...

both are so beautiful, Chris!!

Niki Estes said...

So pretty, Chris! I love the silhouette of the doily.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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