Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs May blog hop...

Hello everyone and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May new release blog hop!  All of us "sticks" in the bread basket are super excited about the new releases and couldn't wait to share them all with you.  I hope you enjoy the hop and new sets just as much as we do.

If you arrived here from Connie's blog then you are in the right place.  If not you really want to pop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start at the beginning.  There you will also find all the details about how you can win one of the 5 prizes Kelley is giving away this month.

Now about my card.  Do you ever have a pile of scraps build up on your desk, just waiting for you to put them away?  Well I frequently do and that is what my three cards evolved from.  I was playing around with the wonderful ODBD Tags sets that were designed by our own Lorelie to coordinate with Spellbinder Tag Trio 3 and just started grabbing stuff out of my scrap pile to play with.  The next thing I know I had 3 super simple, super quick cards laid out on my desk.  I thought about fru-fruing them up a bit but decided that they were perfect just the way they were.



Now hop on over and visit Betty's blog to see what loveliness she has in store for you...

What I used:
SU whisper white, very vanilla, crumb cake, soft suede, lovely lilac, pirouette pink, certainly celery
Versafine black, SU lovely lilac, crumb cake, early espresso ink pads
sponge, clear embossing powder

174 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Debi! Girl, you are a "Clean and Simple" genius!!!! I love all of these cards.....you make it look so easy! Hugs and blessings, Angie

Basslady said...

fantastic creations!

love the papers, you have chosen!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mary Jo said...

What simple but sweet creations.

Dawn said...

you're so right, they ARE perfect the way they are! beautiful!
thanks for the inspiration!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Simply elegant colors and designs Debi!! These tags are perfect for simplistic designs. They are elegant in and of themselves. Stunning designs. Have a great Sunday!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Debi these are ALL gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the CAS design! I have been making CAS ones like this for the Church and they just don't need lots of fru fru!!! Love how you showcased these fabbo tags!!!
Have a great Sunday!
hugs,
Grace

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are wonderful. Using the bg papers is a great way to simplify.

rush said...

such a nice trio of cards showcasing the sentiments. thank you for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wonderful cards that showcase the tag trio.....Just lovely. Blessings.

Sheryl said...

Liked the beautiful simplicity of your cards - they all look so do-able!

mom2h said...

CAnnot wait to get and use these tags. You have provided some great creative inspiration here!

Patti J said...

Love seeing the ODBD creations CAS-style now and then! I totally adore the cards with all of the fanciness, but some folks don't have the resources to have all of those things! Love your cards - great job!!!

Terry said...

Nice and simple. I love that!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Three very different cards but each beautiful in their own right.

Love Sheila xx

Phyllis M. said...

Three beautiful cards. Love them, so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

I love all 3 of your cards. The background papers you used are beautiful. Put together nicely.
Vicky Schmidt

Lori said...

They are perfect just the way they are. The dp is enough with the tags. Beautiful!

Karen W said...

Very cute

Anonymous said...

Love these clean and simple designs.
crafty teacher

wwilloww said...

I love that you used the tags to create your cards! I think they turned out so beautifully!!!

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the utter simplicity of your designs. Yes, I too have scraps waiting for inspiration.

Marjorie said...

Wonderful cards - beautiful papers!

Miesje said...

These are fantastic! I really like the way you used these tags!

Cheryl said...

Love the mini tags on the cards. They frame the words so nicely. Beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

What a great use for scraps. We all collect them, but trying to use them does get to be a challenge. Thanks
Lady Di

Magi said...

Debi, You are absolutely correct! These three cards are super simple, but absolutely lovely! I love the colors and detailing of the mini tags and ribbon accents! Thank you for sharing your creativity! Have a beautiful, blessed week . . . Hugs, Magi

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful CAS cards~

Becky said...

wonderful cards and great use of scraps to show off those beautiful tags.

MimiPatty said...

Great papers. Simple and yet very elegant.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Debi ~ I absolutley LOVE your clean and simple style...and it's so perfect with this card set! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win a GC from ODBD!!!

Maryellen W said...

I love the design of you cards, using the new Tags set. Thanks for
the inspiration!
-Maryellen W

crotnem said...

Love how the background papers are the key element!

christi said...

i love how you showed us a simple yet elegant way to make a card.

RedGem said...

These three cards are super simple, but absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you used and detailing of the new tags and ribbons. TKU for sharing them!

T said...

Like your cards, simple, straightforward, pretty. Good use of materials on hand (and isn't it great not to have to store those scraps now?)

I'm also mesmerized by your FTC declaration. Well done and it's just a bit crazy that it has come down to this isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Again, I love to see beautiful backgrounds allowed to shine.
Thank you for three examples of this.
mary l.

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

CarolB said...

I love these cards and the way you used scraps. The tags are terrific. You have inspired me.

Peggysuez said...

So pretty! Yes, I always have scraps . . . on the floor, on the desk, you name it! Everywhere! Great ideas.

scottiedog [valerie] said...

LOVE them!!! the colours!!! so graceful!!!!
thanx
blessings

Jessica said...

And I agree... they don't need any fru-fruing! TFS, Hugs, Jessica

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful CAS designs, Debi! I love all the different colors/patterns and the wonderful little sentiment tags are the only embellishing needed. Terrific job!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

Marlena M. said...

They ARE perfect. Kudos to you for making not one, but THREE!!!!

Kathy said...

Amazing cards, all three!

peacefulgardens said...

Thank you for the ideas with the new tag stamps. I love the simplicity and clean lines of your cards. Sometimes that's what we need. Very nice.

lynn said...

very pretty.....thanks......

Mrs Ham said...

Your cards are terrific. I love the dp you used and the sentiments are so uplifting.

SuzyQue said...

I am happy to show you some love!
I love all three cards, each one is lovely. The designer papers make me drool! lol

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Simple and elegant, but still beautiful.

Peggy said...

I love these cards. I have added them to my ideas file. I think they are great cards to have ready to send out on a moments notice. They are gorgeous and will probably mail using only one 44 cent stamp. {that is a good thing} TFS {{Hugs}}

Marilyn said...

All nice, but the last one is just so pretty. Love the paper.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a pretty set of cards. Love the CAS look and the beautiful Spring colours.

Donna said...

Great Card.

Tricia6653 said...

I love the papers you used, especially the pastels.

tricia6653

JKB said...

I like the simplicity of just the tags added to the front of the cards so the paper is the focus.

Jeanne Jachna said...

Nice clean cards - the tags with sentiments make it easy to "dress it up".

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

I love your clean and beautifully colored cards. Thanks for sharing.

june lanum said...

just love those mini tags

Kelli B said...

love it--I always need ideas to make quick yet elegant cards. TFS

Sherry said...

how pretty!!! love those mini tags sets!

Cheryl said...

Just goes to show how big an impact something so clean and simple can make!

Debbi said...

Lovely cards! Such clean designs <3

Pati said...

They are wonderful the way they are! What a great way to showcase the beautiful papers too! Love the simplicity and the elegance. Makes me want to dig into my scrap pile and also to use some of the beautiful paper I've just been accummulating.

Anonymous said...

These are my kind of cards. I actually think I do those.

Karen said...

Simple but gorgeous with those background papers and your ribbons.

GrannieR said...

These simple but lovely cards really showcase the ribbon tags beautifully!

dclouser said...

Love the way you used these great sentiments on fancy tags. I'm going to copy you for sure! I need some cards and this is a quick and beautiful way to get some done.

Dani said...

A beautiful and lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! :)

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing simple! Your cards are refreshing and yet so pretty!

sheri said...

nice, nice, nice

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! glendakerr at shaw.ca

Leanne ... said...

All three of your cards look so nice and clean and simple. Love those labels to set them off nicely.

Clare said...

Beautiful cards, all three!

sharon said...

I like the use of the "scraps". The tgs are beautiful.
Sharon L

Terri S said...

Such wonderfully C&S designs to highlight the stamped sentiments.

Vic said...

All are nice. I like the colors.

Susan said...

Your cards are clean, simple and absolutely beautiful.

Julie said...

Debi, the simplicity is awesome and inspiring. They are lovely and help me feel like I could actually make one of them. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love your card. But love and relate to your comment at the bottom of your web page. I have paint, graphite, and glitter in various places on my person. :o)

Angela T said...

You're right! They are perfect just the way they are!

dwalsh6679 said...

Simply Beautiful. Thank you for your lovely work.

Donna

jeaninparadise said...

Beautiful - love the tags being the focal point of the card.

Fonda said...

Love the simplicity of these cards. Clean lines. Great job!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! Tasteful! Spring inspired colors are just Beautiful! Nicely done!

SavedbyGrace said...

Pretty. Simply enough : )

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Debi, how wonderful!! Great examples of simple being beautiful. I really like the fact that you didn't fru-fru them!

Lynne said...

Debi - All three of your cards are simply beautiful. Love all of the sayings that go into those beautiful spellbinders dies.

Kelly said...

Debi,
Thanks for showing us how to use the new tag release stamps and our scraps to make such beautiful cards! Very inspirational post!

Lisa D. said...

great reminder to use up patterns and nice cards

Heather said...

These are so fun! I'm glad you resisted the urge to gussy them up. The cards looks great in their simplicity. The background papers really stand out and yet create the perfect backdrop for the sentiments.

Sandee said...

Debi I love that you created three cards using scraps from your table!!! And you are so great at CAS! These are perfect just the way they are with no fru-fruing!!!

Fernanda said...

all so very pretty-but I think that birthday card is just smashing! Love those tags!

Linda Dale said...

Hi, your projects are beautiful. I love the variety and the recycling by using scraps. Great idea.

Designing with Debbie said...

Two very beautiful cards, both with my two favorite colors. Great Work so pretty. Clean and simple. Thanks for sharing

Gretchen Wilson said...

Keep it Simple and that's just what you did, nice color choice of DP and love the tags.

greenize said...

Love your cards! Simple and elegant! These are definitely on my wishlist at Our Daily Bread Designs - all of the sets and dies.. ;0) Thanks for sharing!

Hugs & Blessings, Donna

Misty said...

You are very creative and your cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

Sue said...

Super sweet cards - perfect for these tags. Thanks for sharing. Sue

Jean said...

Such brilliant simplicity! I'm going to have to check out those tag stamps...Thank you for sharing!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Adeline Ng said...

Simply pretty cards! I love the colours and the tags!

Sue D said...

Very pretty --great idea to use up your scraps.

Theresa Bonetti said...

Nice, clean & simple designs for when a quick card is needed and they all are still elegant
looking. Thanks for sharing. My
1st time to your blog, but I'll be back another time to look everything over. Blessings to you!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wonderful cards love the Birthday one!!!

Dianne said...

Very cute cards. Nice variety.

Peggy said...

Nice. Great use of your scraps.
God bless,
PeggyS

Bertha W said...

Loved the way you used all of the label tags. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I am really liking the mini-tags sets. Your cards are beautiful and you're right...they are perfect just the way they are!

Lagene said...

Such pretty CAS cards!

snowbear said...

Nice cards... Love the tags!

queenofnanas said...

clean and simply beautiful.

Diane J said...

Simply great cards. Your scraps look really good to me.

mom3 said...

Debi, I sure like the way you have used these ribbon holders. Lots of clever cards!

Penny Reed said...

Such nice simple - easy to produce - cards. We don't always have to have fru-fru - these are wonderful. TFS!

Debby said...

CAS....and made with scraps no less. Who wouldnt be thrilled with these adorable cards? Fru Fru on these cards would have detracted from the cards. WAY to go Debi

Bonnie said...

Great cards! I especially love the pink floral paper with that soft green bow. Anyone would love to receive such a pretty card.
Bonnie G

Tanja said...

Nice simple yet colourful cards. I love the new ribbon tag stamps and the colours you have inked them.

Vickie Merrick said...

I love the simple beauty of your cards! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Linda Said,
What sweet cards showcasing the tag trio along with the coordinating stamps.

Kelley said...

I want to come and play with your scraps! I love how simple your cards are.

E. Marie said...

I am so amazed at your will power to stop and keep these card so simple. I keep trying but haven't done that well. I am truly inspired by these simple but lovely cards. Perfect for bring out those new sentiments.

Becca Feeken said...

Debi, these are perfect CAS cards!! I love the sentiment combinations you picked and how you arranged them!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Love all 3 cards. Love the simplicity but effective background paper choices.
Marcie

Auntie Em said...

All three of your cards are amazing! You can have them ready and pick out the appropriate stamp and you are set to go! I think I will go down and dig through my stash box now.
Thanks for sharing! :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your cards!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
All these new things are just beautiful, can't wait to see everything!
Thanks for this chance to win.

kurlygirl said...

I just love these CAS cards! They are gorgeous!

Jan said...

Love your cards, they are so pretty, and love the new tags and sentiments, and how you used them! JanK

Teri said...

All pretty! I especially love the last one!

carol.drumwright said...

What a great way to use leftover scraps, as well as a quick way to connect with another's heart.

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful, love the papers you used and the ribbons.

D'Bee said...

Simple and sweet!

Crafty Girl said...

Great sentiments, simple and to the point.

Tami B. said...

I have got to get these tag dies & stamps. You showcased them both beautifully.

Marsha said...

What beautiful displays of CAS cards.

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing Debi. Awsome way to use up scraps and the cards are so neat and simple. I'd love getting a card like that:)

Rita said...

Love the simplicity of these...so beautiful!

Kim P said...

These are great! I love quick cards like this...those mini tags are on my wish list!

Jennifer L said...

I love these sweet and simple designs, great ideas for when you need something quick! I love the tags! Thank you for sharing!

stampencamper said...

I am inspried by your cards to use more of my scraps. What a great stamp set to use with spellbinders and designer papers

Scrapycandy said...

Terrific inspiration! Thanks for all the specific supplies too!

Texangel said...

I'm with you, these didn't need any frou frouing! They are beautiful just as they are!

Rosemary said...

all three cards are simply lovely!!

Newbie said...

Great card, Debi! Love the colors and the simplicity!!

zoozhere said...

So non fussy AND beautiful.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I really like all 3 of you designs, they a simple, quick, and very pretty. Love the tags and ribbon effect. Thanks
Judy Greenwood

thefrashers said...

oh these are so lovely - the dp you have used are wonderful. i really like the 'cas'.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful designs with delightful sayings...can't pick a favorite - they are all great!

Jill said...

I love when scraps become fabulous cards! The labels and matching stamp set are must-haves after seeing your cards, for sure!

Queen Mary said...

Ack! BEAUTIFUL! Way to show off the tags to their best! VERY versatile sets! Thank you!

Heather said...

Love your cards & your blog! These cards are simple & sweet! Love what you've done with the sentiments!
Heather

Lorelie Kim said...

You showcased how the tags work so well on CAS cards!!! You are AWESOME!!!

Randi said...

Debi, these are so cute and do-able for my mind these days. I am so inspired.

Allymcb1 said...

Debi
These are stunning due to their simplicity and sharpness. Thank you.

Tanja said...

love your cards, they are beautiful!!
Hugs from Norway

Sharon Peele said...

Debi, gorgeous job on all your cards!! I love the tag stamp set, wonderful way to frame your sentiments!!

Crumbdust said...

Debi,

I LUV the Birthday card. Oh so sweet and the tag and ribbon on the bottom are just perfect.

joanieg said...

I love your cards and all the paper and embellishments. Thank you for sharing.

Joanie

clavell said...

My favorites!! Perfect and so versatile...wish I had these in my stash right now.:)

Karen Linarez said...

I love those design papers, and their simplicity is beatiful.

Traci S. said...

Hi Debi!

Wow! These 3 cards are wonderful! I love them just as they are. Not everything needs to be fru-fru-ed up...as I think you said it. I love these tags...and I really love the dp on the 3rd card! It is my favorite!

And, no, I don't have too many scraps on my desk...I have them sorted into 5 boxes on the floor! lol You could make A LOT of cards out of that! LOL

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Kelly Sas said...

Your 3 cards are simply perfect! You have a wonderful style.

Peggy said...

Simple yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

CheckerBeads said...

Simply elegant.

FM said...

Simple yet beautiful! I like the simplicity of these cards.

Karen B said...

Simple and beatiful!!
I always seem to be drawn to the simple cards!!

Crumbdust said...

Fantastic. Where do you get all the ideas? You are sooooo talented.

Mary said...

Hello, Your cards are so Beautiful and simple. I love the little tags, they turn a simple card into something very nice to give for any occasion. Thank you for sharing.
Mary

Candy Meyers said...

I love the use of the decorative papers and the tags. Good job.
Candy Meyers

Kris said...

My favorite is your very first card! Lovely!

Kathy O said...

Very lovely cards! I really like the fresh soft colors you used!

Linda said...

As a busy mom, I love the simple cards. This is just my type :)

crazyoldsyd said...

These are so simple, yet clean and elegant. I love them and you show and encourage all of us that we too can make some simple but elegant cards. Thanks,

Syd

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh three beautiful CAS designs, the papers you used are all fabulous too! Great work!