Sunday, April 1, 2012

ODBD April Release Blog Hop....

Happy Palm Sunday and welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs April 1 Release Blog Hop! If you came here from LORI'S BLOG, then you are right on track place!  If not then please hop on over to the ODBD Blog and start from there so you don't miss a chance to win any of the four great prizes this month, and pick up all the details there! You have until 8PM EDT April 2, 2012 to complete the hop! We'll announce the Winner on April 3, 2012!!!

We do have one announcement we want to be sure you get! We have decided to extend our Customer Favorites Contest! You have until April 7, 2012 to add your submission to the Customer Favorites Contest for a chance to win a free set and the chance to be a guest designer for the release of "your" set! So leave us your ONE choice of favorite short Scripture, spiritual quote or spiritual sentiment, and YOUR submission might be in the next ODBD Customer Favorites Sets! Read all the details and leave your submission HERE!!! ***PLEASE take time to see the Scriptures already in sets list so you don't waste your one submission on one that's already in a set!




I decided to go with a Black & White theme for my *Doggy Sympathy* card. The brand new Set I'm using is actually called *Dog Sympathy*. The card was embellished with some Ruffled Lace Ribbon on the bottom, as well as the Black/White Gingham Ribbon on top, a little Flower Charm, a matching Black Button and some Black Scrapper's Floss. Of course not to forget the finishing touch are the Silver Pearls...voila!!! This design is simple and it will allow you to replicate in minutes.

Now it's time to hop on over to GEMIEL'S BLOG!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and good luck to all of you :)  !!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

88 comments:

EllenaElizabeth said...

I love this dog stamp with the black and white theme. The gingham ribbon compliments it so well. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

how cute it BW, Silke! love the little charm too

Grace said...

Aw Silke.... this is perfect! The black and white is stunning... and perfect for a sympathy card!
hugs,
Grace

Angella D. Crockett said...

Silke, thank you for always stimulating my brain and showing me things I would not have thought of! This is so beautiful in B&W....wowza, girl!!!! Blessings, Angie

maryc1254 said...

I love the simplicity of your card. It is stunning in black and white and the ribbon is beautiful.

Dottie said...

Very classey. I love these cards that are pristine with just a minimal of embellishments. Very very nice.

Sheri said...

love the simplicity of a black and white card

tina said...

simple yet stunning. the black and white is beautiful

Gail said...

Striking card!

Becky said...

Gorgeous CAS card Silke. Just love this image.

christi said...

i love the clean look and contrast of this card. i must find your silver bling i love it. plus the curly cue stuff. pretty card and wonderfully accented. love the little charn, too.

snowbear said...

A great black and white card...

craftymom205 said...

Love the black and white.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Karen W said...

Such a sweet card, he looks so lonely!!

Sandee said...

Hey Silke!!!!! You have blown me away with this wonderful black and white creation!!! So beautiful!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow...what an amazing black and white creation! So creative!

Christine said...

The black and white color scheme is so clean and is elegant at the same time. I think it helps to emphasize the message of the card. Thanks for sharing!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Silke! Love the black/white combo and the ribbon and lace are so pretty. Love the little charm, too. Fabulous card, gf!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

I love the black and white theme. this is such a cute card. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you.

Scrap-n-happy said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this card with the black & while colors. Just great. The stamped sentiment is so true of any dog I have ever come in contact with. :)

Davi said...

Beautiful B&W the checked bow and lace are so perfect with the image!! Wonderful dog card.

Sonia said...

Wow! What a neat card. Sometimes we forget how a simple approach is often the best! I love all the elements in your card.

Lorraine said...

I have always loved black and white in a card and you certainly did beautiful work on this one. Stunning!!

Melody said...

I like the simple black and white theme. The ribbon really sets it off.

Debbie said...

Adorable card...love the charm!

Draisey said...

The simplicity is delightful.

jkreucher said...

WOW! is this ever amazing. I love the look of the no coloring and the CAS lines... Stunning creation!
hugs
Judy

Hettie H said...

The black & white is stunning. This is a very elegant card.

Queen Mary said...

I love the black and white too -- perfect for this sentiment I think.

Karyn said...

Sharp! I'm one for colour, but this looks great! I wouldn't have thought to make something black and white, but what a great look. It's stunning. Elegant. Nice work!

Anita Braddock said...

cool Dog stamp. love the way you did this in black and white. love the ribbon and charm. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Tami B. said...

I love that you did this all in B&W. It is a real stand-out, and what a great sentiment.

Pati said...

Love the simple elegance of this with the white on white layers and the black. Love the ribbon & charm. Doesn't have to be a sympathy card : )

Marisa said...

Love the B & W card with the flower charm. Had to giggle at the sentiment as we have a cat and that isn't a true statement about them for the most part LOL!

Sherry said...

very pretty ! love that in black and white!!

Becky Green said...

SWEET doggy image!!!!!!!! LOVE the black & white! And your charm even matches the image! :) GREAT WORK! :)

Tammy said...

Silke!!
I love the simplicity of the black and white card that you created!!! It's a classic:) Thank you for sharing and for being a blessing!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

atc said...

Nicely, nicely done! Clean black & white. Your little charm makes the perfect touch that brings it all together.

Anonymous said...

The beautiful black and white simplicity of this card lets one totally drink in the meaning of the message. Well done!
Lu C

macjuna01 said...

Love how you used the Black & White, the bow is melting my heart. I love bow.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful black and white card!!

Sandy M said...

My favorite sentiment. Love the black and white too. It is fast becoming my fav color combo.

Penny Reed said...

What a striking card - the black and white is delicious. And I loved the little flower charm - just the perfect touch!

Laura P. said...

Beautiful card!

Saints Rule! said...

Love the simplicity of black and white Silke! It showcases that lovely image! Blessings...

Charlotte said...

Love the black and white. Good job.

Reny said...

This card is awesome! So classy! TFS!

Susan said...

Great card. I love the black and white.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, first let me say, it has ebnn WAY TOO LONG since I have talked to you ;D;D. Now on to your card, so classic and beautiful, love it! Everything always is so thoughtful on your cards...you are a true artist!! Hugs, Sabrina

Nancy said...

Oh my, how creative is this! I love the black and white. Love it!

kathi17 said...

Wonderful card. I love the ribbon and lace with the black and white color scheme. That has always been one of my favorite sayings. I saw it long ago, and have always remembered it.

Gemiel said...

Love the simple elegance of your black and white card!!! Beautiful!!

E. Marie said...

What a great image and it looks great with the black and white and all the layers.

kathy l said...

black and white, classic.

Heather said...

How elegant! And using the black/white color scheme means you don't have to color. : ) Sounds good to me. I really like the layers and embellishments you used. And that sentiment is so true!

Sue D said...

Wonderful B&W dog card. I like the gingham ribbon, charm and silver pearls.

Nan G said...

Stunning in black and white! Love the gingham and the bit of silver bling?

Melody said...

Darling card!! TFS

carol.drumwright said...

I'm more of a cat person, but this card really touches my heart with its simple beauty. Love the little charm hanging from the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love this little dog. The expression is so adorable.

Margie F.

Charlotte Ann said...

Oh, LOVE the simplicity of your design. Black/white is always so classy. The lack of "coloring" is so effective. {Love the charm, too.}

Jo4Him said...

What a sweet card; love the CAS and black and white. Thanks for sharing.

rlovew said...

Love the black and white card- it helps the sentiment stand out.

BoPeepRN said...

I love the simplicity of this gorgeous black and white card.

BoPeepRN said...

Beautiful black and white card

Cards By Jan said...

Love your card Silke, what a cute puppy, and I just love how you did it up, with such elegance, love the lace & Bow, and the charm adds just the right touch!! Hugs

stampencamper said...

love the card in black and white; and the sentiment is so special

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white. it is beautiful.

Holly Paulson

Anonymous said...

Love the card. I really like the black and white.

Holly Paulson

Marlena M. said...

Awww, I love this sweet image. Beautiful B&W Silke!

Leanne said...

This looks great in just black & white.

Miriam Prantner said...

Just beautiful. So CAS and sweet!

Laura said...

Got to love the black and white theme!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Silke, on you can make a totally black and white card look so terrific! I love it!

JD said...

What an elegant card...I so love this set, it is definitely on my wish list!

Becca Feeken said...

What a sweet puppy card! I love how elegant and CAS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Silke! That sweet image speaks volumes all in itself!

JKB said...

I always enjoy a great Black and White color combo for a card!

Debbie said...

I love the B&W - def. something I can do. I still haven't mastered the coloring of stamped images.
I got my first pet when I moved into my first apt. She was a sweet Terrier/Dauschand mix and was a great friend until she passed a few years ago. I still think of her often.

Mary C said...

This is such a precious card! Really like your colors and the ribbon. The verse is a true statement. Animals love you unconditionally! I have 10 dogs. Guess I am kinda like the old woman in the shoe. But I love all of them and they know it. Can't refuse a pair of big begging eyes. And I really love the new stamps sets!

Alison H said...

Simple strikingly beautiful card. The monochromatic design hints at the sympathy but it is equally a male card love it

Anonymous said...

I was going to make a pet sympathy card this afternoon. I have a different set but I think I will be ordering this one for the dog and the accompanying one. So special! I wish I could splurge and get the whole release! Wonderful card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Judi said...

This B&W design is a real eye catcher. Kudos. I love it.

Lagene said...

Love your card, great in B & W format!

Mary B. said...

I love the simplicity of the black and white. It is crisp, clean, and elegant. I love it.

Sheree said...

Your choice of black and white for this card is just perfect. I think it is a wonderful card. Well done!!

Kelley said...

Awesome in B&W!!! So cute!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

precious...and so sweet