Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop...

Good morning all.  Welcome to the May Day Our Daily Bread Designs blog hop.  If you arrived here from Randi's blog A New Creation then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in from somewhere else you may want to go to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog to start at the beginning.  Grace has all the rules posted there, which you need to know and besides you don't want to miss any of the good stuff everyone has posted.  The hop will last from May 1st through the 3rd at 8:00 PM EST.  

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!

For my card I stamped the bridge image from For the Graduate on white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers.  I added a touch of Flower Soft to accent the flowers.  Then layered it all on some lovely 7 Gypsies designer paper and added a navy organdy ribbon bow.  
Well it is time for you to hop along to check out what loveliness Julie Warner has to share with you on her blog "The Write Stuff".  But before you go here is the flower I am giving to you:
VIOLETS

What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs For the Graduate
GP white, SU night of navy and creamy caramel
7 Gypsies Nottinghill designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
heather Flower Soft
American Craft navy organdy ribbon
navy eyelets

102 comments:

Dawn said...

Fabulous Debi!! The FS is awesome!!

Grace said...

Debi this is over the top gorgeous!!! I LOVE your rich coloring!!! The papers you used are warm and gorgeous and the FS is the perfect touch!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Sandy said...

I never used flower soft but it really gives your card nice demension!

Elsina said...

Very beautiful card!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful Debi! Love this scene...the blue ribbon is such a pretty accent as well!

Pattyb said...

What a gorgeous card, Debi! Love all the elements that you used to make it.

Blessings, Patmissc

Mickie said...

Very pretty card, it is so soothing to the soul.

Mary Esther said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card! Love the shade of blue you used...gorgeous bow!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Debi, this is so beautiful!!!! Your colouring is just amazing!!!!! Fantastic card!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Debi, I LOVE this!!! Your scene is amazing and I just love the entire card! You make CAS look sooooooo fabulous!!! You rock!!!

Angelwood said...

Really beautiful work! I love this image! hugs, Angela

Becky said...

I love this image, so serene and the card is just lovely.

Nola said...

Beautiful card. I love your choice of colors
Nola

Judy said...

Lovely layout and colors.

Linda said...

I so love that bridge.
What did we do without flower soft.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card.

Connie M. said...

Debi! What a pretty and fresh card! Love you coloring!!

Judy McMullen said...

So pretty! Love the touch of the Flower Soft on the flowers in your beautifully colored image!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'd love to "cross that bridge" to see what delights are on the other side!
JoyceM

Deanna C said...

This is definitetly my favorite stamp from all the sets. A must have. You have done a beautiful job with it and I love the touch with the flowersoft. I am definitely going to have to get some and start using it on my cards. God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Beuatiful coloring and I love the colors you chose for the patterned papers and the bow too.

Thank you for sharing.

Carol Froehlich

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful scene and coloring Debi!

Judy said...

So beautiful!! Love the coloring and that gorgeous bow! Thanks for sharing!

denise said...

The shades of the card are just awesome...love that bow, it really makes it standout...
Denise Trottier

Lori said...

I like the colors you used! Your coloring with light colors, most others are darker, with yellow and orange.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Debi! Love the colors and layout. Fabulous ribbon.

Shaunna said...

You did such a beautiful job! I love your colors you chose!

Randi said...

Debi, a beautiful setting for your gorgeously colored scene. The tress look just like that out my window and is a great reminder that summer is almost here. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful card! Love that bridge stamp.

Jennifer L

msfreida said...

Love the colors you chose! Such a gorgeous image and you really showcased it well!

gingerbaby said...

Oh, such a lovely card Debi. I love the colors and the flower soft adds a nice touch to it.
Hugs,
Brooke

Luv 2 Create said...

Debi,

What did we do before copic markers and flower soft? Your card is beautiful and so serene. Love this stamp and all of the new ones!!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the violets. Have a great weekend.
Marcie

Pat said...

Great card.

Cook22 said...

Such a pretty scene. This stamp is one I will definitely be getting next time I order.
Lovely violets :D.

Lori said...

Your card is so lovely and fresh! Beautiful colors and perfect for spring! God bless, Lori

Marlene said...

Beautiful card, I love the blue and warm copper colors together.

Laureen L said...

I love the colors of your card.

Miriam said...

What a wonderful graduation card! Your colors are so rich and your coloring is beautiful. I love the use of the flower soft as well. Bless you for sharing.

Luv2stamp said...

Beautiful coloring, Love the rich color choice!!

Anonymous said...

Debi, I love the color combinations in this card! The background paper and the ribbon really make the design burst off the page! Thank you for sharing your talents . . . Hugs, Magi

Anonymous said...

Love your card. Have many older friends graduating college and grad school at this time of the year. This would be the perfect choice. And - love your quote at the end of your page. It would describe my life style.

Olivia said...

Beautiful card!

Catherine said...

Beautiful violet for a lovely card.

Pat Jandacek said...

Graduates are certainly crossing a bridge, aren't they? You've created a lovely card. TFS

Becca Feeken said...

Fabulous coloring Debi!! I just love the colors you pick for this sweet card!

Sherry said...

gorgeous card!! you did an awesome job coloring!!

Sandee said...

Debi this is so wonderful!!! Love love the little touches of flower soft! Such a beautiful card!

christi said...

your card is so springy. i just love the crisp springness of it.

Lorelie Kim said...

Your card is both serene and bright! LOVE the way you colored the scene!!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous color contrasts and beautifully colored Deb! A fantastic card!

Mickey 'n Sis said...

Debi: Definitely a nice card - lovely presentation. Thank you.

Marilyn M.

Beth Norman said...

So pretty. I love your colour choice. What did we do without Flower Soft?

craftyemb said...

What a wonderful card. I love how you accented it with the blue.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card just love it so pretty. Love the colors and the ribbon too. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card - love the colors
Thanks for the inspiration
Charlene

Jean said...

This card is beautiful. I love the colors and the lovely scene. It is all perfectly set off by the dark blue edge that frames it so well.

Chrissy D said...

What great colors together! Perfect card for a graduate!

Luanne said...

Beautiful card! I'm so sad they are retiring Creamy Caramel! It looks so great with so many colors! The Navy looks great here, just a perfect graduation card!

Earline said...

Beautiful card

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Debi, this is really pretty! I love your blue ribbon and bow! It really draws your eye to the water. Very very pretty! Great job!

marcelle schauer said...

Colors are so vibrant, makes one want to jump into your picture. Very pretty.

ny2tx_patti said...

I love the colors that you chose for your beautiful card!

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! I love the addition of FS and your coloring is fantastic.

Dani said...

This is such a lovely card! Wonderful!

Carmen said...

Very nice card. LOVE the ribbon you used!

Sheina said...

Beautiful colors.

Karen Linarez said...

Very nice coloring on this scene. Pretty card.

Clarissa said...

Fabulous card, Debi. I like your colouring!

rvlady said...

Debi,

Very nice card. I liked the idea of the bridge for a Graduation card.
Thank you,
Mary Crook

makanani said...

Love the colors you chose! Such a very pretty scene.

Betty Benton said...

Your card is just as lovely as the bunch of violets!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Debi! I just love your coloring, ribbon and the combo of colors!! Gorgeous design!
hugs,
Chris

Mary Ann T said...

Love the use of that striking blue card. Thanks for the violets.

Tanja said...

Love the colours and the bow!

2scrappyteachers said...

Hats off 4 U Debi....oohhh, I need to try that Flower Soft. It looks great!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card

stevespatty said...

So pretty, your detail is wonderful,love the bow! Thanks for sharing

csheldon1 said...

beautifullany grad would love it

PamS said...

Another beautiful card...Love the coloring.

Karen W said...

Beautiful scene, I can't wait to get my stamps.

Heidi said...

Very pretty card, coloring is fabulous.

one_of_a_kind said...

I loved your bright colors. the flowers are very pretty. Kay

Sue D said...

Very pretty card--I like your coloring the the flower soft on the flowers.

Irene said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the use of flower soft on the card.

Betty said...

Your use of Copics and Flower soft make for a beautiful card with this image.

annieb said...

Beautiful card. Love the blues. TFS

Susan said...

Love your colors on the bridge scene. Beautiful work.

dclouser said...

So gorgeous! Love this set.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Gorgeous coloring! Gorgeous card! TFS!

Marilyn said...

Debi the coloring on your card is fantastic. Your blog is cheery and uplifting.

Jean said...

The colors are so vibrant and I love the bridge scene. Perfect.

chaun said...

I still need to try that Flower Soft.

kngwd89 said...

Gorgeous card! LeAnn

Teepee said...

I can just picture myself in your scene. The coloring is perfect.

Donna said...

Debi, What a bright and lovely card! The blue ribbon really pops with the other colors and brings the eye to the river in the beautiful scene.
Donna G

Kelley said...

Very cool card! Great papers, awesome coloring and I am loving the Flower soft!!

Gloria said...

Loving every minute of this,my first blog hop! I should be in bed but having just way too much fun! Thanks to all the designers for putting this together for us!

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful card,

SherylH said...

Great card -- like the little touch of flower soft.

Donna said...

Beautiful colors. Love your card

Cissy said...

Great card!!

Diane D. said...

Love it! Gorgeous use of color.
Diane D.

southernscraps said...

Love the coloring!