Thursday, November 8, 2012

For the Love of......Family

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Family! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the post is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Wednesday, November 21st at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Family!

If you've arrived here from Deb's Blog then you are in the right place, if not, you may want to start back at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!  


Today I've used Happy Retirement to make my card, stamping it in Memento Rich Cocoa and colouring it with Copics.  It's been cut out with Large Oval Nestabilities and matted with blue cut with Labels 18.  The base is made of blue, green and some MME Good Day Sunshine paper with a vertical panel of green and the reverse of the MME paper topped with some May Arts Mesh.  To accent I've added several Kaisercraft Blush Pearls.





Your next destination is over to the lovely and so very talented SILKE!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop!!  :)

57 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF...I wish I could be there right now....awesome card! Love how you colored this image :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome card Kathy!! I just love your colors, choice of dp, placement of pearls and design with just a touch of texture in your trim. So beautifully put together with great attention to detail, my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Kathy! I swear I can feel the sand between my toes when I look at this beautiful card! I love your coloring along with the textures... so very refreshing and makes me long for a beach somewhere... Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Grace said...

Oh what an inviting scene Kathy!!! I'm so loving what you did with this set! The dp is perfect and I love the texture of the ribbon tucked in behind... perfection!!!
hugs,
Grace

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love how you kept the coloring on the image so simple, it just jumps out with that beautiful background. like the ribbon that has that net look. A lovely and peaceful card.

Sue D said...

Lovely--wish I was there! I like the mesh ribbon you used.

Betty said...

What a peaceful card!! The colors are lovely, and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a warm relaxing card! A nice change from the pictures I've been seeing on blogs this morning of inches and inches of SNOW!

Judy said...

I love those palm trees, your card takes me back to the islands.

Marisa said...

Takek me there!! Great scene and card :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

So peaceful and serene...Wish I was there! Fab design Kathy!

Anonymous said...

wonderful to see on this cold wintry day.

kathyL/ohio

Anita Braddock said...

Great card love the relaxing scene and i would love to go their. great details. love the colors. thanks for sharing

Lucy said...

Great card! Love the stsamp!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a great card; love your color scheme!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!

momandmec said...

Love the colors and coloring...very nice work

Angella D. Crockett said...

Kathy girl, you ROCK!! I love this card!! The framing, the colors and papers, and the mesh are such a beautiful combination! Beautiful work, as usual!!! Blessings, Angie

Patty said...

Great card! Looks like just the place I want to be right now as winter is coming upon us!!

Dawn said...

ooh, it's fabulous! love the colors, and coloring too! I'd love to be there!!

TLady said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE the May Arts Mesh with this!!!!!!! AND the pearls!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't that be nice? Retire with pearls in your pocket!!!!!!!!! LOL :) SUPER JOB Kathy!!!!!!!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic, perfect retirement card, great coloring of the image and like the paper and mesh to go with it!

Christine said...

This is such an inviting scene, and the blue shade of the mat could not be more suitable! A stunning card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card...love how you stamped in a brown ink and was able to eliminate one colouring step.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

gorgeous!! love your card

Becky said...

What a wonderful design, great dp.

Pati said...

Very nice card, I love the color combo, esp that blue for the base & image matting.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I like that stamp set. So peaceful.

Margie F.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card. Your bg dp coordinates with the image so well.

Memaw said...

WOW it really puts you in the mood for a vacation or retirement. Great concept. Thanks for sharing
Judy

Caryn S said...

Wonderful DP, it couldn't have complemented this stamp any better and the mesh ribbon adds just the perfect finishing touch.

Soni B said...

OH OH OH how stunning rich colors awesome texture complete success

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Deb!! Awesome card...and with the snow flying here...this looks so inviting...and time for a vacation to the south were the warmth lies!!\
Hugs

Cards By Jan said...

Ooops...svs hun...I meant Kathy...grey moment..lol

Mary B. said...

Awsome card! Love the scene and the mesh. I never realized all the detail in the stamp until I saw your card. Great job.

tammy said...

Kathy!!
You did such a lovely job on your retirement set card!! It really lends itself to relaxing:) You do such a great job at coloring the ODBD stamps:)be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

nzillingworth said...

Looking at the good job you did on this card i think i need a holiday.

Helen said...

Love this card, Honey - Great colouring! Maybe some day you will be able to give it to someone we both know, who thinks he is too young to retire!!

LaDawn said...

This is a great card for a guy.

Gab said...

Beautiful card ... the colouring is just amazing

April said...

I love the image! The colors on your card are so rich and pretty!

Loretta O. said...

Nice tropical colors together and great coloring on the image!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I studied your card because at first glance I knew there was DETAIL. The colors are marvelous. I made that hammock out of jute in my macrame days and it was not comfotable. The idea of course is wonderfully whimsical. Pearls.....deep sea diving?
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is a lovely scene. The colors are amazing.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

Carole Robb Bisson said...

You made it seem easy to make a man card ( unlike a man cold which is very complicated)
I like the colors and layers.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

Alshandra said...

Always love looking at your cards - you're so talented! Love the colouring and how you put it all together - just gorgeous!

Nan said...

I love that stamp! That's a place I'd like to go! What a great card!

Nan said...

I love the stamp! That's a place I'd like to go! What a great card!

Nan said...

This doesn't seem to want to publish so I will try one last time. Such a lovely card....great stamp! That's where I'd like to go!

Nan said...

I love your card and the colors are great! One of my favorite stamps!

Kris said...

Great card! Makes me wish I was on the beach right now! Thanks for sharing!

Pattie J. said...

Family, can be far away, but love is sent. Many places are summer at Christmas. the retirement image would be perfect for a relaxed holiday...love it.

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS, Kathy! Your coloring makes this seem look so dimensional and real. Beautifully done!

disneylisa said...

Beautiful. The colors are great. The mesh is perfect. Absolutely love it.

Robyn said...

Looks inviting to me! Great job on the card!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love the rich colours in this one, and the beach scene is a fab stamp, I could handle a bit of R&R right now so this appeals to me!

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