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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Hello Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well!!  I can't believe how the month of September is flying by.  It already almost the end of the month and the beginning of fall.

With Fall just around the corner, I would like to share a Fall Thank you card I created.  I used the Shining the Light Challenge Dots and/or Dashes challenge (ODBDSLC278). The image and sentiment is from the Season's Change stamp set.  The wheelbarrow was die cut with the Wheelbarrow die and layered on the Fence die. The grass is created with the Grass Lawn die and Grass Hill Die.  The sentiment is die cut with the Layered Lacey Ovals.  The designer paper is using the Ephemera 6x6 Paper Collection.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Season's Change, Wheelbarrow, pierced rectangles, Grass Hill, Grass Lawn, Fence, Layered Lacey Ovals, Ephemera Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen
If you would like to join the Shining the Light - Dots and/or Dashes challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  You have until October 2 to add your creation to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 random gift code toward ODBD stamps.  While you may use any stamps or dies for the first creation, we ask that you only use Northcoast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs, and/or Artistic Outpost on any additional entries.  Any additional entries not using at least one of these company products will be deleted.

For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters: DianaJulie, and Robin.

Thanks so much for your visits and comments.  They are so appreciated!

blessings,

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Happy Tuesday!!  For those of you who stopped by  yesterday on the ODBD release, you have already seen so many beautiful creations by the Our Daily Bread Designs Bread Basket (ODBD team members) for the September release.  Today is a new Shining the Light challenge at ODBD and more inspiration from some of the team members.

This month's Shining the Light challenge is Dots and Dashes (create dots or dashes using: stitching, piercing, dies, designer paper..)  For my creation I used the ODBD Pierced Ovals and Circles on this reverse z fold.


Our Daily Bread Designs, A-maiz-ing, pierced circles dies, pierced ovals dies, trellis strip dies, vintage borders dies, bitty borders dies, rustic beauty paper collection, vintage ephemera paper collection, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: A-Maiz-ing

If you would like to join the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  You have until October 2 to add your creation to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 random gift code toward ODBD stamps.  While you may use any stamps or dies for the first creation, we ask that you only use Northcoast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs, and/or Artistic Outpost on any additional entries.  Any additional entries not using at least one of these company products will be deleted.

For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters: JulieDiana, and Robin.

Thanks so much for your visits and comments.  They are so appreciated!

blessings,

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs September New Release!! You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the chance to win!!  This month there are an abundance of gorgeous stamps 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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards on their blogs!  You have until September 2, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

My first creation uses the new Seasons Change stamp set and Wheelbarrow die.  The image was colored with copics and die cut.  The background was created with the Birthday Brights Designer paper, Lavish Layers die cuts, Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles dies, Rectangles diesPierced Ovals dies, Ovals dies, and Mini Bow dies.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Seasons Change, Wheelbarrow die, Birthday Brights Designer paper, Lavish Layers die cuts, Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles dies, Rectangles dies, Pierced Ovals dies, Ovals dies, and Mini Bow dies. designed by Chris Olsen

My second creation uses the new A-maiz-ing Stamp set and coordinating Indian Corn dies as well as the Grass Lawn die at the bottom of the center step. The image is die cut and layered on ovals die cut with Pierced Ovals, Ovals, and Ornate Ovals.  The designer paper is Vintage Ephemera and Rustic Beauty Paper Collections.  The borders along the top of the center step is created with the Bitty Borders dies. The sentiment is die cut with the Mini Tags and Labels dies.


Our Daily Bread Designs, A-maizing, Maize Corn die, Grass Lawn die, Ovals die, Pierced Ovals dies, Ornate Ovals, Bitty Borders dies, Mini tags and labels dies, Vintage Ephemera paper collection, Rustic Beauty Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen

For more inspiration for the September New ODBD Release please see my talented dt sisters: Angie, Grace, Lori, Dawn, Julie, Sabrina, Lisa, Melissa, Robin, Sandee, Cathy, and Diana.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!!
Blessings,


Here are photos of the new release items used for my creations:







Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hello, Friends!!  Well, the summer is over here in VA, at least for the students.  School is back in session.  I begin working with homebound instruction shortly as well but taking a week off after completing my 2 graduate classes.  Phew!! It is done.  The summer flew by!!

Today I would like to share a card I created with the Birdhouse stamp set released in August at Our Daily Bread Designs using the sketch challenge from this month's Shining the Light challenge!!  I added some additional flowers and leaves as well as a bird (which I colored as a gold finch) and popped them up on dimensionals.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Birdhouse, Ornate Ovals dies, Leafy Edged Borders dies, Pierced Ovals dies, Pierced Squares dies, Double Stitched Squares Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Old Glory Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Birdhouse
ODBD Paper Used: Old Glory

Matthew 6: 25-27
25Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns — and yet yourHeavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?…


If you would like to join the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  You have until September 4 to add your creation to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 random gift code toward ODBD stamps.  While you may use any stamps or dies for the first creation, we ask that you only use Northcoast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs, and/or Artistic Outpost on any additional entries.  Any additional entries not using at least one of these company products will be deleted.

Here is the sketch:


For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Diana, Julie, and Robin.

Thanks so much for your visits and comments.  They are so appreciated!

blessings,

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Today I am sharing a personalized bookmark card I created with the August Release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Making cards personal is what makes making cards even more special.  Have you ever noticed when you go to buy a card, you can't find the right one that says it all.  The Alphabet dies from ODBD has really assisted in making my cards even more personal. The bookmark on this card detaches.  The image on the bookmark is created with the Birdhouse stamp and masking to a narrow scene.  

The other products used on this card are the  new Trellis strip die, Vintage Borders dies, Bookmark dies, Pierced Ovals dies, Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles dies, Lavish Layers, and Pastel Paper Pack.

The verse on this card is one we often here but do we really pay attention to what it really means.

Think about how God's love is, even though we have sinned against Him.  He is so patient with us, and He isn't easily angered (Exodus 34:6). Instead of being so easily angered with us.  He sent His Son to die for us because God loves us so much. He made a sacrifice. He gave his only Son to the world (John 3:16).  Love is sacrificing and when you love someone, you put their needs before yours...even if they've hurt you or angered you, be patient with them because love is patient.

How are your relationships with others?  What love do you have for them?  Do you love them unconditionally and Biblically, or do you love them when you feel like it, depending on your circumstances or how they treat you?  Do you love without expecting anything else in return?  Always remember, God loves you even though you are a sinner. (Romans 5:8)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.  Have a blessed day!!

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