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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hello all!!  It has been quite a while since I have posted.  I am so sorry.  I have been dealing with a lot of pain issues as well as trying to exercise and strengthen my leg as much as possible.  I am not at all complaining.  God is good and He is faithful!!  He has brought me a long ways from where I was when it first began but still have a long way to go.

Today's challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge is Anything Goes with ODBD stamps!!!

I had fun with this one using the newest die: Faithful Fish Pattern and some of ODBD's Nautical themed stamps: The Mighty Sea and Waves on the sea.  The port hole is created with the Circle Ornaments and Matting Circles dies from ODBD.  

I wanted to make a more masculine Thinking of you card for a male friend of ours that is battling 4th stage lung cancer.


*Our Daily Bread Designs, Waves on the Sea, The Mighty Sea, Matting Circle Dies, Circle Ornament dies, Beautiful Borders, designed by Chris Olsen


Materials
ODBD Stamps Used: The Mighty Sea, Waves on the Sea
ODBD Dies Used: Faithful Fish Pattern, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Beautiful Borders
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Psalms 107:29  He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.


“Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 GW)
Every day, you have to decide who’s going to be in control of your  life — you or God.
      That choice is a battle. There are things in your life that you want to control. You want to make your own rules. But stress relief always starts with letting God be God. It always starts with saying, “God, I’m giving up control, because you can control the things that are out of control in my life.”
Psalm 46:10 says, “Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth” (GW). 
      I don’t know what you’re going to face this week. You don’t, either. But I can already tell you what God wants you to do: Let go, and know. Let go of control, and know that God is in control. Let go, and know! This is the first step to serenity in your life.  Just like God created the sea and all that is in it and He has control, so much more does He love us and is able to take control of every situation in our lives.  He can control life's storms when we can't.
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Today is DJ's last challenge as part of the challenge team at ODBD!! She will indeed be missed!!  I have enjoyed working with you DJ!! May God Bless you!! HUGS!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: DJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningGracie Chavez, and Elizabeth Whisson.

You can join the challenge and find more information here.

Thanks to all who stop by and comment.  It is so appreciated!!

blessings,

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Hello Friends!!

Today I am popping in to share a card for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!  This week's challenge is a color challenge.

Here is my creation:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Just a Note, Antique Labels die, Faithful Fish Pattern die

ODBD Stamps Used: Just a Note
ODBD Dies Used: Antique Labels, Faithful Fish Background
Accessories: Majestic Labels 25 from Spellbinders, Martha Stewart eyelet punch

While the Faithful fish pattern is made to deboss the dots on the edges, you can cut them out by running them through a die cut machine a few more times.  I love lacing the edges and this die works perfectly for that.

Here are the colors for the inspiration. I used Pink, lavender and peach.




Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: DJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningGracie Chavez, and Elizabeth Whisson.

You can join the challenge and find more information here.

Thanks to all who stop by and comment.  It is so appreciated!!

blessings,

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hello Friends!! I hope everyone has had a blessed New Year!!
I know we as a family have had a wonderful beginning, spending time with all our family !! What a blessing!!!

Today I am popping in to share a card for the Shining the Light challenge!!  The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge has gone back to being a weekly challenge and we are so excited to sharing our first challenge for the 2015 year!!

Today's challenge is a sketch!  Here is my creation using the Poppy Single and Just a Note (just released).  The poppy is framed with the Vintage Label and Vintage Flourish Pattern

Our Daily Bread Designs, Just a Note, Poppy Single, Vintage Label, Vintage Flourish Pattern, designer-Chris Olsen


Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Poppy Single, Just a Note
ODBD Dies Used: Vintage Label and Vintage Flourish Pattern
Paper: My Mind's Eye-Happy Day, Neenah White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink
Spellbinders dies: Curvy Borders 2
Accessories: Sizzix x and o's embossing folder, pink candy stripe twine

Here is the sketch:



It is a New year!! Are you thankful and joyful for the many blessings you have!! We should all be thankful for another day with our heart breathing.  Each day is a gift!!



I will sing and make music to the Lord.  Psalm 27:6


Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: DJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin Clendenning, Gracie Chavez, and Elizabeth Whisson.

Thanks to all who stop by and comment.  It is so appreciated!!

blessings,
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Hello Friends!!  Happy New Year!!! Today the Breadsticks at Our Daily Bread Designs are kicking off the holiday and new year with samples from another wonderful release at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

You will want to hop to each of the blogs not only for some inspiration from my talented dt sisters but also for a chance to win.

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first creation using Music Speaks and Just a Note. The border uses the Beautiful Borders die.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Just a Note, Music Speaks, Beautiful Border dies

Here is my second creation using Faithful Fish Pattern die, Music Speaks from this release as well as the  beautiful borders die , Vintage Flourish Pattern die, and Vintage Labels(older release).

Our Daily Bread Designs, Music Speaks, Faithful Fish Pattern Die


In addition to the stamps from ODBD stamps I used Spellbinders Curvy Burders and Labels 25 as well as the Martha Stewart Lacey Eyelet punch.  The paper is soft sky and Neenah White.

Here are the stamp sets from this month's release used on my cards:




Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a very Happy New Year!! May God Bless you!!

For more inspiration, please visit my talented dt sisters:

hugs,


Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Hello Friends!!  I hope this week finds you all well.  For many--it is the week when we celebrate Christmas, at least here in the USA.

Today I am  popping to to share I created for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge as well as to wish my viewers are very merry and blessed Christmas!!!  May the joy, hope, love, and peace of the Savior's birth be with you at Christmas and throughout the year.

Here is the card I created with the ODBD sketch.  It may be one of my last Christmas cards for the year...it depends on what time allows.  This week seems so busy!!


Our Daily Bread Designs, Admit Three, Mini tag sentiments, God's Timing, Peaceful Poinsettia die, Quatrefoil Pattern die, Quatrefoil Design die, Fancy Foliage die, Mini Tag dies, designer-Chris Olsen


 ODBD Paper Used: Patriotic collection

Here is the sketch:




Have you thought about that great Christmas gift from long ago that is still our gift today.  What a blessing that God would come to us by sending His Son.  He came as a baby that would eventually save the world from our sins!!  Only He could save us!!

This is one of my fave songs which really makes me think.
It is by Joy Williams and is called Here with us. Here is a Youtube link or click on the arrow below. If you have a moment, you will be blessed to listen and watch the video.


It's still a mystery to me 

That the hands of God could be so small, 

How tiny fingers reaching in the night 
Were the very hands that measured the sky 

Chorus 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King, 
You're here with us 
You're here with us 

Verse 2 
It's still a mystery to me, oh, 
How His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time 
How His ears have heard an angel's symphony, 
But still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep 

Chorus 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King 
Here with us 
You're here with us 
(Ohh, mmm, here with us) 

Bridge 
Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem 
A baby born to save, to save the souls of man 

Chorus (2x) 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King 
You're here with us 
You're here with us


Have a blessed Christmas my friends!!

I hope you have enjoyed my take on the inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl ScrivensDJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningLinda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

It is with deep sadness that I remember that today is Cheryl and Linda's last time joining us as a Challenge team at ODBD!! These ladies have been such a gift to me and I will sincerely miss them.  I am so blessed that God allowed us to cross paths with you ladies and that we could build a strong friendship (sisters in Christ).  This is not a goodbye but rather a TTYS!! You are both in my prayers!  Thanks for your kindness, help and constant support!! It is deeply appreciated.
HUGS!

Blessings,

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