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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the July ODBD New Release!! The team has lots of inspiration in store for you with a variety of beautiful stamp sets and dies!!

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 July 2, 2015, at 9 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the designers blogs for a chance to win!! The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  For more details about the release, please visit this post at the ODBD blog.

I had so much fun playing with the new sets: Blossom and Fragrance!!  For my first card, I used the Fragrance image and the sentiment from Blossom that I matted on the Vintage labels Dies.  The image panel is framed with the Layered Lacey Squares die. The background of my card is created using the embossing resist technique on the Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing Folder.


My second creation uses the single rose bud from the Blossom stamp set and the sentiment from Fragrance matted or cut out with ODBD Elegant Ovals. The background is embossed with the Goosebumps lattice embossing folder.

Here is a photo of the stamps and die sets used from ODBD:





I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!  For more inspiration for the release, please visit my dt sisters: Cathy, Julie, Sandee, Silke, Dawn, Grace, America, Lisa, Amy, Lori, Angie, and Sabrina


Thanks for your visit and comments!! Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope you are all enjoying the summer.  I am not sure if you are experiencing the heat we are, but boy is it every hot and humid here in Virginia!!

The summer seems to be flying by.  This coming weekend is Father's Day already!!  Today I am sharing a card I made for the ODBD Shining the Light Inspiration challenge.  I plan to send it to my father in law.

For my creation, I used the Good Man and Hello Sunshine stamp sets and the Sunburst Background and Clouds and Raindrops dies.



Our Daily Bread Designs, Hello Sunshine, Good Man, Sunburst Background, Clouds and Raindrops, designed by Chris Olsen

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Elizabeth Whisson
Robin Clendenning
Diana Nguyen
Gracie Chavez
Paula Bigelow

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

blessings,


Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer!! We went on our first camping trip in almost two years since we were unable to camp last year because of my injuries and accident.  It was wet and rainy but none the less great to be together as a family in the RV!!! I had some challenges since I continue to have pain and still have to recover more from the accident, but I am none the less very blessed at the progress I have made and to still be alive.  Each day I see God's nature, wake up in the morning, see and interact with my children, I thank God for sparing my life!!  God is so good!!

Soon it is Father's Day and since I will be away on a Mission Trip with my girls prior and for Father's day, I thought I better make my hubby and Dads cards before I left.  My hubby loves this ODBD ship from The Waves on the Sea set, so I decided to combine it with the Good Man sentiment, Sunburst Background Die, Vintage Ephemera Collection paper, Vintage Labels die (for framing the sentiment), Layered Lacey Squares, Beautiful Borders die, Pennants dies.  I used this week's Shining the Light sketch at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Waves on the Sea, Good Man, Layered Lacey Squares die, Sunburst Background, Beautiful Borders, Pennants, Flourished Labels, Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection, designer Chris Olsen



ODBD Paper Used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

For more inspiration from my dt sisters, please visit them here:

If you would like to join us for the challenge, we would love to see your interpretation of the sketch.  You can link your creation or see more details above the challenge here until June 14 at 8 pm EST.  If we add your creations, we only ask that if you are not using ODBD stamps, you only add one creation and that your creations be posted on Splitcoast Stampers or a blog and not on facebook or Flicker (or another forum or site requiring signing in or being a member)  

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are in some way inspired by my creation.  Your comments are so greatly treasured and appreciated!!

blessings,

Monday, June 1, 2015
Hello, all!!  Happy June!!  Today the bread basket at Our Daily Bread Designs is kicking off the month with a new fun release, stamps, dies and paper!!! You will want to check out the fun and beautiful creations made by the team.  You also have 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 June 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first creation using the tool time dies, workshop tools, World's Greatest, and Good Man to create a sort of apron shaped tri-fold gift card holder.  The apron shape used the Apron and Tools Die. The sentiment is framed using the elegant ovals die.



This is the card closed before mailing!



 

The sentiment is framed using the elegant ovals die. The background is framed using the  new Pegboard die.


This panel sentiment uses the World's Greatest stamp set.


My second creation uses the Sunburst Background die and Hello Sunshine. The background is colored with copics.  The sentiment is inside the shaker.  The outside of the shaker is created with the Apron and Tools die.


Here are the stamp sets and dies used for this month's release:









For more inspiration, please visit my talented dt sisters:
Grace, Sabrina, SandeeAngie, Julie, Lisa, Cathy, Audrey, DawnLori, WandaAmy, Silke, America, and Loretta.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I hope you are inspired by my creations.

Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hello, friends!! I hope all in the USA had a great Memorial Day Weekend!!  I know our family did.  It is not very often that we have my dear hubby home for a weekend!! It was great!!

I want to thank all those who have served in our country (and their families), those who died, those who have served in the military and survived as well as those who currently are serving.  We thank you for protecting our borders and freedoms!!

Today I am popping in to share a card for the Shining the Light Challenge: Fluttering or Flying.
This card can be used for either gender: male or female. The stamps used include Mountain Range and On Eagle's Wings

Our Daily Bread Designs, On Eagles Wings, Mountain Range, designed by Chris Olsen

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

Eagles are very powerful creatures.  When I see an eagle it reminds me of the verse:
That that wait upon the Lord, shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Lyrics On Eagle's Wings 

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust."

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
For to His angels He's given a command,
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.


If you would like to join this Fluttering or Flying with ODBD Stamps only challenge, we would love to have you join us!!  For the linky to add your creation or more details, click here.
You have until May 31 at 8 pm EST.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Blessings,


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