Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread September Release Blog Hop

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If you got here from Sandee's blog
then you're spot on...
but don't worry if you just happened along!
You can start  at  the
ODBD blog
for the whole line-up and prize info!!!

Once again this month, we are keeping the rules for the blog hop really simple! There are no secret words to collect, no emails to send... just enjoy the hop!
Here is what you have to do to be eligible to win one of the prizes:
* Hop to each blog, leave a comment on each one.
* Return to ODBD blog and leave a comment there     
  telling us that you completed the hop and left 
  everyone comments.
* If for any reason you cannot leave a comment, please 
  give us the name/s of the designers you were unable 
  to leave comments for...and you'll still be qualified 
  for the drawing.

Each designer will have a link to the next person (as well as the one before them so you know you are on the right track). If for any reason one of the links is broken, simply go back to ODBD blog to get the next name and link!

Now, here's my card

1-296 This is Brocade Borders, Brocade Background & Light. (oops! Light was released last month! See what happens when I get in a hurry!! Some of the other girls will have this month's set from the Full of Grace collection!) I stamped the background with Black Soot Distress ink on white cs, embossed with clear powder then sponged Barn Door Distress ink over it. The next layer, I stamped the background with Barn Door on white cs then sponged just a little around the edges.
The Brocade Border is also embossed then colored with a Copic. I trimmed around the Labels One on each piece, that way I could cut a black layer using the same size die and have about a 1/8in mat. Barn Door was also sponged around the edges.
It's also the Sketch Challenge today on
Splitcoast.
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Here's another...
I had this idea while working last week
at Our Daily Bread designs.
NeverThirst step Never Thirst and lots of sunflowers from last month, Harvest Blessings for this side step card.
NeverThirst steps
NeverThirst steps side
Now, hop on over to Kathy's blog...
poor girl, as of this writing she hadn't received her happy mail yet!
Takes a while to get across the pond to Down Under!
Thanks for stopping!
Dawn

149 comments :

Karen W said...

Wow these are wonderful, I love it in front of the flowers, what an awesome idea!

Wendy said...

WOW Dawn!! Simply beautiful. Love all that "distressing"!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sarosa said...

Ooh, the distressing with the brocade is really amazing looking! And I can't imagine how long that second card took!

marilync said...

Wow! The sunflowers are great. I like the whole concept of flowers, gates and water pump. thanks

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, your sunflower card is sooooo fabulous. What a lot of work. I love how you added the pump to the foreground. Beautiful.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, I love the second one with all the sunflowers, that is gorgeous.

Santaread said...

I love the brocade background.

Sonia said...

I love the brocade background and I am absolutely over the moon about the sunflowers!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Dawn! This is amazing and so detailed! What a gorgeous card with all the sunflowers. What a showcase for these new sets!!

christi said...

wowie wow! i love both of the cards. thanks for the mini tutorial.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Holy cow girl!! The stairstep card with all the flowers and the scene you created is so rich and down right gorgeous my friend. The first is so rich with the red. Love how you used the brocade frame!!
hugs,
Chris

Stampvanwinkle said...

Dawn, I love the technique you used on your first card. Very pretty.

Your sunflower card is amazing! What a wonderful creation.

Blessings,

Deb

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

I love them both... so different but beautiful in there own ways...

Ms. Jen said...

That brocade border and background really add a neat dimension to the card. Just beautiful. And look at all those pretty sunflowers. There's so many I don't know where to look first. Great job on both cards!

Susan said...

Very pretty cards. I love the paper of the first one and the steps of the other. They're great.

Amanda said...

I love your cards! The first one has such a beauty to it! And the second one...WOW! I have seen side-step cards but this one takes the cake!!! OH MY GOSH, this one's Spectacular! I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for lifting my spirits with this beautiful unique design.

Anonymous said...

Trying to figure out how I can use last months sunflower dies (and why I needed them). Now I know. Nice job Dawn.

Deanna C said...

Wow! What beautiful work! I love both of the cards, but the stairstep card is tops.

Ravenwood said...

These are wonderful! I love the papers you created with the Distress inks, great designs!
Maureen

Connie M. said...

Okay, two amazing project, Dawn!! Your card is so pretty with the black on red, and that sunflower side step card...no word can say how stunning that is!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love the distress look. Will have to try and make a card like this one.

Your second one is beautiful.

Blessing

Chris

Sherry said...

Love the stamp sets and love the cards.

Connie H said...

Oh how I love the water bucket card. The sunflowers are sooo beautiful.

AGohl said...

Very pretty. I really like how you made the second card 3-D.

Kris Turner said...

Beautiful and very creative cards, Dawn. Great job! Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Judy said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the elegant colors and distressing on the first one! And the design of the side step card is truly amazing!

Beth Ann said...

WOW! What amazing talent. I love these cards. Thank you for sharing.

ttop said...

Thank you for sharing, I love the sunflowers

maryjoe_h said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the embossing technique used on the background. Loved the unique arrangement of the labels for the sentiments. The sunflowers just say "summer". Both cards are inspirational.
Mary H.

Marlena M. said...

Awesome 3D effects! I would have never thought of that...it is beautiful.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous, Dawn. I especially love those sunflowers.

Jeanne Szabo said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing and setting the bar a little higher!

Lynne said...

Love your creativity - God Bless

Barbara said...

Both cards are wonderful. Thanks sharing your talent.

Susan said...

Wow, incredible! Simply amazing with those sunflowers!

Niki said...

Great cards. The sidestep card is really beautiful, love those sunflowers.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Janaria said...

What beautiful cards. . .I'm sure thankful I don't have to pick a winner, because they are both tops! Love that darling fold card with the water pump and the sunflowers and the charming little fence! Blessings!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGOSH, Dawn both of your cards are beyond breahtaking!!! The first one is so elegant and rich loooking and your second one...WOW, you are so very creative..this step card makes those sunflowers from last month look like they are super happy about that water pump and are growing like crazy ;D. Love this idea!!! Two beautiful MASTERPIECES!!! Have a fabulous day. Hugs and blessigns, Sabrina

ladybugg61 said...

A couple of lovelies - beautiful cards! Sunflowers seem to be EVERYWHERE lately, and I'm really liking the image stamps you used on that card.

dclouser said...

Absolutely beautiful projects! Love seeing what you create each month.

Patty said...

Beautiful, I love the step card, it just is the perfect layout for the sunflowers and the water pump. I love how both layouts pop the sentiment. Oh, I do love these stamps!

Teresa said...

Wow...love the colors so warm and cozy!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Teresa E.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are fabulous, Dawn! I love the colors and embossing on the first and all the sunflowers on your side step card are just wonderful.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

These are super fabulous Dawn! The sentiments are beautiful also ~jeni :)

Eli said...

Wow. The second card is so dynamic. Love them both. Thanks for inspiring us.

Dani said...

What inspiring cards! They are wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Love the brocade and the black and red color scheme.

Sally Gasparri

Velta said...

Hi Dawn! Your cards are the same wonderful "YOU" cards! I swear I think you get more crafty everytime I visit! These images are gorgeous and you did a fantastic work of art around them! Hope all is well with you and yours and thank you for sharing!!

Happy Days said...

Oh wow, such gorgeous creations. x

Colorado said...

I love stair step cards. This one is wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing the new ODBD stamps with such lovely inspiration!!

Irene said...

Wow! What beautiful and creative cards! Love the use of the brocade stamp and the step card had so many great features....thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!!

queenofnanas said...

You have outdone yourself on both of these cards. Just beautiful

Linda Carson said...

You're one amazing artist! Loads of mojo on these beauties!

Pat said...

Great cards! Love the stamps and color combinations. Since red hasn't been my favorite card color, I have to tell you that the red card is marvelous. I'll be sure to try a similar combination soon.

Kelly Sas said...

Thanks for sharing two cards. Both are amazing and yet so different. Love the step card!

Jan Castle said...

What a beautiful background!!! Neat card too, of course!
Jan Castle

Pati said...

Wow, both are great cards and very different! : ) Love the background on the first card and all of your details on the sunflower card, wow, again!

Jessica said...

Holy sunflowers batman!!! What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them. Love the new images.

NancyJB said...

Both cards are great but I really love the 2nd one. The Hand Pump, fence and Sunflowers really make a wonderful card.

Auntie Em said...

Your red card is so rich and exotic looking. Love it! AND your sunflower card is just adorable! What a lot of detail and thought went into it!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Lillian Child said...

Love the color choices on your first creation, and so many beautiful layers on your second card! Fabulous designs!

Sharanda said...

WOW!!! Two BEAUTIFUL cards!! I am in love with that sunflower side step card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. :)

Linda S. said...

Such beautiful work. I'm lovin' this easy blog hop with so much talent. Linda S. in NE

Debby Walters said...

Oh my goodness...both of your cards are fabulous. I really adore the second one....I will have to see if I can find the tutorial for making it. I love it....thank you

debby

TN Granny said...

I absolutely love both of your cards, I love sunflowers and you took the design and ran with it.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards. I love the sunflowers in the second card! So very pretty. Hugs Cheryl

gltinnola said...

I love the sentiment on the first card. We are truly never alone with Christ as our guide. Thanks for the inspiration.

craftymom205 said...

Both cards are great.

arlene_king said...

Love all those sunflowers!!!!

dmbennett said...

Wow I love the cards. The sunflowers are great. They used to be my mom's favorite flower....

GrammaR said...

Dawn, what beautiful cards you created! The brocade background is wonderful and I really like the water pump on the second. I'm really looking over my budget to see if I can squeeze these in.

marcelle schauer said...

Wow love the sunflower card and the way you made it pop out. Very clever! Also love the red brocade, very unique.

Kelly Massman said...

Very cool cards!

Bee Jay said...

This is my first time on your blog and first time taking part in anything like this. It's a really exciting concept and I'm waiting for delivery of my very first stamps coming from ODBD. Your first card is so dramatic and eye catching and I love the water pump. Blessings!

Sandee said...

Oh Dawn! I just love both of your cards!!! The background on the first is amazing!!! And that second card...well, words are not enough! GORGEOUS!!!!!! WOW!!!!

Kelly G said...

Love the sunflower card!!

Traci S. said...

Dawn, WOW!! What Amazing Projects! So many B's in the first card. I love Brocade, and I am in serious trouble with that set. I love it! You did a beautiful job of putting it all together. I can't believe how many steps you point into this! Beautiful, Dawn!

The second card is Spectacular! Those flowers around the water pump are waiting for any stray drop of water! And, I love how tall you made the sunflowers! It is just like my sister's backyard, the sunflowers tower over everyone, and Joshua is 6'1"! Your coloring is amazing! I love the fence around the yard! Fabulous!

And, when have you had the time to do these HUGAMONGOUS jobs? You've been so busy canning and such!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Mickie said...

Oh WOW! I love both cards but especially the way you combined the two sets on the second one.

Bradlyn said...

Wow! Lovewd your cards....the second card is something I just have to try....thanks for the sharing

Becca Feeken said...

Dawn this is a beauty!! Red and black are sooo classic!!

mocloa said...

On my! Forget the hop, I just want that sunflower card. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing your work.

Debi said...

Both projects are fabulous Dawn!

Creative Mish said...

Wow I'm really loving that brocade background. This is lovely. Such pretty colors

Sandra said...

great projects! Love the sunflowers!
Sandra

Cathy U. said...

These are so awesome. I love the 'grass' on the second card.

Vic said...

Those are great. I love the step card.

Marsha said...

Both are great. The second one knocks my socks off. Wonderful !!!

Kathy Billings said...

Oh my gosh...I love the sunflower card!!!!!

Sherry said...

Both cards are totally awesome, but the sunflowers about take your breath away!!!

PatS said...

Love your card designs, especially the sunflower design. Great creativity.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Great job. I love the borders and sentiments. TFS

Anonymous said...

The sunflower card is beautiful Dolores H

Ratty Hugs said...

Great cards, the texture on the first card is lovely. The pop-out of the sunflower card is stunning. Give your self a bouquet for it.
~C8>

one_of_a_kind said...

Hi Dawn,

I like the layered effect on the first card, and I especially like the split level card with the sunflowers, fence and water pump. Where is the fence die-cut available? Kay McKinnis
bkaymail@swbell.net

Kay said...

Lovely sentiment and beautiful first card. Especially like your design for the second card.

Rosie said...

LOVE the Sunflowers!! So amazing!! Your cards are definitely works of art!

Chrissy D said...

Such GORGEOUS projects! Love the Brocade Border and sentiment - such FUNKY paper - and your Sunflower card - YOWZERS Dawn!!! FANTASTIC!

Miriam said...

What fantastic cards! I love the brocade border and background, but I must say the sunflower card is absolutely amazing! What a creative design and beautiful execution. Bless you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

These are both amazing!! You did a wonderful job~ - Mary R.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Dawn you totally ROCKED it this month!!! OMGosh they are both STUNNING!!!!! Love how you did all the black and red with the first and I don't even know where to start with the second --- it's all PERFECT!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the color combinations! What a great idea to alternate the nestabilities!
Cheryl
guitar1one@yahoo.com

bonnie said...

the sun flower card is very impressive. i need to study it

Saints Rule! said...

I love the combo of sunflowers and the water pump! I can't wait to order this set!

Tanya said...

Wow, these are stunning! I love that you stamped the bg in the first, and the sunflower card is amazing! looks like it took forever to make, gorgeous!

Rosie said...

Wow neat sunflower card, looks like a real flower patch

Magi said...

Dawn, Both cards are really unique and have such inspiring verses! I love the blog hops that enable us to gather ideas and inspiration from so many talented people! Thank you . . . Hugs, Magi

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are great. What detail. Gorgeous.
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Two cards so totally different, yet each wonderful in their own right. The richness and texture of the brocade background comes thru wonderfully in the picture...and the sunflowers can't help but put a smile on your face. The scriptures are the 'exclamation point'.

Billie A said...

Great cards lots of texture love them.

Bette S said...

Love your sunflower card. Really rich looking. Love the step card - looks pretty difficult!

Sarah said...

Both of your cards are amazing! The distressing and the embossing on the brocade one is awesome. The sunflowers are just fabulous! Talk about texture and dimension in a card! So cool!

Chocladonna's Cardshop said...

Very,very nice,what an amazing background,cannot wait to try it.
Cine

Natalie said...

Wow, wow, wow!! You are so creative, what absolutely gorgeous cards!! Your designs are fabulous!

Sylvia said...

It's so interesting how many of DT used the brocade background differently. I love it. (Oh, by the way, I've done most of hop-went backwards a little bit, oops.

Karen Linarez said...

I love your first card. Wow, the background is absolutely wonderful, and that brocade border is great too. A great technique for making your own design paper, & I just love those brocade sets.

cardchick said...

beautiful cards...what a great technique...luv the sentiment on the first card and the side steo card is amazing...

Peachy Wessels said...

What a beautiful card design layout. With your talent and this beautiful stamps, everyone benefits. Thanks for sharing with us!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Loving both cards! Just wonderful!

Card-Eology said...

Stunning Cards!! Love the step card with all the flowers the best! a lot of time involved but so worth it!

Charlotte odom said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors in the first and the sunflowers in the second!!

Jane said...

Love those sunflowers - so pretty and the technique you used for distressing the first card is fantastic.

Em said...

Love the way you have cards that don't open the traditional way. Each and every blog shares some unique and interesting ideas.

Sarah Stainback said...

Such a beautiful card!

Becky Yo said...

More beautiful cards - I expect nothing less from you, Dawn! The sunflowers reminded me of my sunflower patch I had as a kid. :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the sunflowers on the side step card.

Laurie said...

No matter what release you used, the card is stunning. Love the sunflower card, too.

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh I love both of these!!! I love the first one as for the stamps you used and the colors! And the second one is Beautiful toooo, and I love all the sun flowers on this side step beauty!!!
Hugs,
cheryl

Rosemary said...

Both are beautiful. I love how the sunflowers 'pop'. Can just imagine taking my cup of coffee and sitting in the garden enjoying the creation!

Anna said...

WOW Awesome layered card. Love the sunflowers and the stamp sets. And I love the other one also. I just brought my 1st set of stamps and hope to get many more. :) Love them.

Kay said...

I love your side step card!

Crystal said...

Beautiful work... love the cluster of sunflowers !

Judy Rozema said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Dawn! I love the stair card with the sunflowers - how perfect!

chaun said...

Love, love, love the side-step card!

Jean said...

Beautiful cards. The brocade border card reminds me of a tuxedo. Love the sunflowers as well. It is a nostalgic card with the handpump.

Diana said...

Very beautiful. Loving the Sunflowers. TFS and God Bless.

Diana C
b4ustamp.blogspot.com

Donna Arreola said...

I love the bird card. Its like having a big hug when you're down. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, the step catd is beautiful. I like the background on your other card too. I will have to try that black soot background.
Vicky Schmidt

Babs Y. said...

The brocade background is absolutely gorgeous. I hope to try it.

scrapmaniac247 said...

Oh my gosh Dawn.........that brocade card is totally amazingly beautiful and how fun is the side step sunflower card sooo much work to that one! WOW

Tami said...

That sunflower card has such amazing detail. What a work of art.

theresa said...

Dawn, great job on both cards!

Sarah said...

WOW! Amazing details on both cards. Beautiful!

DixieCurl from SCS said...

Wow!! That sunflower card knocked my socks off! Gorgeous!!!

l_zickert said...

Dawn - Love both of your cards. The side step card is oh so clever. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Elise said...

Wow - both cards are AMAZING!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Dawny girl, your creativity blows me away!!! Both of your cards are incredible! (I want to be like you when I grow up!) Blessings, Angie

Grace said...

Dawn these are just incredible! I love the stair step card! Your talents and creativity really shine and I love them both!