Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs


Are you ready for a Blog Hop?

Come join us in a special blog hop with The Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Design Teams!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!

The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on August 31st.

If you came here from Marie Berquist's blog you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.


It is rare for me to have a clear mental picture of a fully completed card before I begin, but for today's hop, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  I envisioned a simple, soft, monochromatic pale gold and ivory card using ultrafine sand Flower Soft and the wheat image from the set, Our Daily Bread.

I love this set with this beautiful verse from the Lord's prayer...the verse and image remind me of the words Pastor Cory often shares when he asks the Lord's blessing over the elements for weekly communion at our church.  That God would take something as everyday as bread and wine to illustrate His great love for us helps me to remember that time with Him daily is as vital to my spiritual life as a meal is to my body.  He is the Bread of Life!  (If you've never done Beth Moore's study of the Tabernacle, you should!  Everything in the Tabernacle is a correlated to something about the character of Christ!  It is filled with Covenant imagery...love this study!)

Notes: 
ODBD set, Our Daily Bread
ultrafine sand Flower Soft 
Color Box Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx
Basic Grey Capella designer paper
Prima Innoscence 2 paper and pearl flower
Kaiser Craft pearls
sheer ribbon (I folded a short strand and heated it with the heat gun for "leaves")
JBS/Superior stick pens

Now hop on over to Angella Crockett's!  Can't wait to see what gorgeousness she's created!

65 comments:

  1. i love the subtleness of this card. it's so peaceful. and it gets straight to the message. you did a great job with this.

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  2. Very soft and pretty, love the monochromatic look of this. Great hop and lots of inspiration!!

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  3. Deb, this is so gorgeous! I love the softness of your card and the Flower Soft on the wheat is so perfect! I love this hop....seeing FS used in so many different ways is so inspirational!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

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  4. SO ELEGANT
    HUGS CHRISSY O
    XX

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  5. Deb, what a beautiful and meaningful creation! The FS is lovely and gives such a sweet dimension to your work. Thanks for the "Woman's Heart" link as well. Food for the soul!

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  6. Deb, a true beauty!! Hugs my friend!

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  7. Deb this is so pretty and I loved reading your words too! Love the flower soft on the wheat! Such great dimension! It's great hopping along with you today!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  8. Beautiful card. Love the tone on tone...

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  9. Deb you did a great job on this card. I love your flower and the design of the card. A subtle elegant use of Our Daily Bread images/statements and Flower soft. Beautiful card. Ty for sharing. God bless ekc.

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  10. the soft tones of your card are very tender and touching...wonderful effect!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  11. Love the soft colors you used. love the flower you used.

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  12. Beautiful card, Deb!! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog......this mom is doing much better!!

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  13. Beautiful card. I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  14. Gorgeous job on your project! Love the natural color pallet and the flower work. TFS!

    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae
    kreationsbykimberlyrae.com

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  15. Beautiful card. Love the softness to it.

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  16. perfect 'bling appeal' for the wheat stems, an
    adorable card, thanks for making the blog hop fun

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  17. Very elegant.
    Mary l.

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  18. Your colors are so soft and subtle, just perfect! FS adds just the right amount of details. Love it.

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  19. Thanks for the reminder that I have that "Daily Bread" and need to call upon it more often. Beautiful reminder.....keep them coming!

    syd
    sydegan@hotmail.com

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  20. Your card is lovely! I love the colors...very simple and beautiful. Love the wheat touch. It's all such a beautiful design! Great job!
    Barb O.

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  21. It is a beautiful card. It's great when it turns out exactly as you imagined. Beth Moore's study...yes I have done those too and the one you are talking about is my alltime favorite. I started with that one and I still love it the best...God bless you for sharing your art.

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  22. Wow! Deb this is gorgeous! I love the muted tones and the pretty touches of Flower Soft on this beautiful image!!!

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  23. Deb, beautiful soft card. Love the colors. Great combination.

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  24. Beautiful! Love your choice of papers and wonderful design!

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  25. What a pretty card. The layout & papers are terrific. I especially like how you darkened the edges of each piece.

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  26. I love the almost monochromatic palette, it's so pretty. Thanks for posting.
    EllenaELizabeth Makes, Australia

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  27. Deb, this is beautiful! Love the soft colors and details! Love how you used the flower soft! Wonderful scripture card!

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  28. I love the quietness of this card,but it is still stunning at the same time!

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  29. Deb, this card is so calming, the soft tones that you used are so peaceful. Love the use of the flowersoft on the cattails. TYFS

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  30. The wheat is so real looking with the FS added to it. Love the rich tones.

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  31. Beautiful card, I love how you used the Flower Soft on the wheat sheaves.

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  32. Just love this blog hop, such wonderful ideas!!

    Thanks so much
    Kemma

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  33. This card is so soft and elegant. You did a great job. Mickie M

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  34. Love the peaceful look of your card and what a great idea to use the flower soft for the wheat !!!

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  35. How elegant and lovely this cream and gold creation is! I was so blessed by your comments regarding what this card means to you! You've given me an idea ... I think I'll look into getting the Beth Moore study that you mentioned. I love her work. ~ ~ ~ Rita R

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  36. Very nice Deb,love the nice soft colors

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  37. Loving this card--simply BEAUTIFUL!

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  38. This is gorgeous, It gives me a peaceful feeling!! beautiful work!!

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  39. Your work on this card is superb, Deb. I appreciate that you art keeps the meaning front and center. And thanks for your words about the tabernacle too. Food for thought.

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  40. I know just what you mean ... but this has truly come together in a marvelous way, don't you agree? Beautiful from every angle.

    ~Bev

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  41. What a stunning, peaceful card. Thanks for sharing your commentary behind the card!

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  42. How gorgeous in these lovely soft tones - perfect setting for the wheat. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. the softness is terrific and that flower soft is a perfect match for this, Love it!

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  44. Very pretty - love the simple colors and all the layering.

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  45. very pretty!!!! I love everythiong about it!!!!

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  46. very elegant card, I love the embellishment, lovely :)

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  47. You achieved your vision for this card--beautiful.

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  48. Lovely card. Very soft, but full of interest.

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  49. A beautiful, soft look. Relaxing and inspiring both.

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  50. This is a beautiful card, love the monochromatic look, I just can't stop looking at it. Indeed, Beth M is great at giving a vision and you did a wonderful job at interpretting it. TFS!

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  51. That is a beautiful card in such a simple and elegant color combo.

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  52. The soft colors on this card are so peaceful. Thanks for having one of my favorite songs on here too by the way- Mighty to Save.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  53. So very pretty, & soft!!! TFS
    dianne davis

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  54. Hi Dab~

    I love your monochromatic card. It is direct and to the point. I love the look of the Flower Soft on the Wheat. It looks as if it could sway in the breeze. And, I loved reading your message about what the stamp is about. Wonderful job!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

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