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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hello Friends!!  Christmas is just around the corner.  I just love this time of year as we remember the greatest gift ever given, our Savior's birth!! The added decorations, love from fellow men and the time spent with families and friends just adds to the special gift of the season!! What a joyous time of the year!

Today I am popping in to share a scenic card I created for the ODBDSLC281 Reminder"Be Sentimental" Challenge for Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.  The trees are stamped and masked 6 times from the Joys of the Season stamp set (ODBD). The clouds are created with the Clouds and Raindrops Die as a stencil.  The dp for the pennants is created using the Rustic Beauty and Boho Bolds Paper Collection.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Pennant Flag Verses, Pennant Flag dies, Deco Border Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies, Joys of the Season, Rustic Beauty Paper Collection, Boho Paper Collection,Designed by Chris Olsen


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

We would love to see you join us for the challenge!  You have until December 30 to join us.  Please link your creations here.  You must use at least one ODBD, Northcoast Creations, or Artistic Outpost stamp to join.

Thanks for your kind words and visits!! 

blessings,

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Hello Friends!!  December is here and Christmas is just around the corner.  Wow!!  Time Flies!!  I just love this time of year as we remember the greatest gift ever given, our Savior's birth!! I am a bit behind in making Christmas cards.  I love creating them and there is nothing like a personal touch sent to all those you care about.

Today I am popping in to share a scenic card I created for the ODBDSLC281 Reminder"Be Sentimental" Challenge for Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.  I had a blast creating this Surprise Box.  It certainly does not look as busy in person as does in the picture.  I just love all the sparkle of the glitter blue and white cardstock and the shimmer of the silver metallic cardstock.

The Surprise Box itself is created using a special Surprise Box die from ODBD. The snowflakes are die cut and layered using the Snow Crystals dies.  The base of the box is covered with a piece of blue dp dry embossed with Darice Snowflake Swirls.

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Pennant Flag Verses, Pennant flag dies, Double Stitched Pennant flag dies, Snow Crystals dies, Surprise Box, Patriotic Paper Collection

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Pennant Flag Verses, Pennant flag dies, Double Stitched Pennant flag dies, Snow Crystals dies, Surprise Box, Patriotic Paper Collection

ODBD Paper Used: ODBD Papers Used: Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad

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

We would love to see you join us for the challenge!  You have until December 30 to join us.  Please link your creations here.  You must use at least one ODBD, Northcoast Creations, or Artistic Outpost stamp to join.

Thanks for your kind words and visits!! 

blessings,

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs December New Release!! You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the 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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards on their blogs!  You have until December 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two cards to share with you.  The first is a Christmas card I created using the new Pennant Flag Verses, Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies, and Pennant Flag Dies. Merry Mosaic dies,  Lovely Leaves, and Snowflake Sky dies.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Snowflake Sky die, Merry Mosaic dies, Lovely Leaves Pennant flag dies, Pennant Flag Verses, Double Stitched Pennant Flag dies, designed by Chris Olsen

The background is embossed with a Tim Holtz Holly Branch embossing folder and pearls are added.  The flowers are die cut with gold metallic cardstock and glittery white cardstock.

My second creation uses the new Pennant Flag Verses, Pennant Flag Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flag dies, and Deco Border die as well as the Keep Climbing stamp set. The clouds are sponged using the Clouds and Raindrops die as a template. The background is stamped with the Keep Climbing to match the main panel image.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Keep Climbing, Deco Border Die, Pennant flag dies, Pennant Flag Verses, Double Stitched Pennant Flag dies, designed by Chris Olsen

Here are the photos of the new stamps and dies used on the creations above.




For more inspiration for this release, please visit my dt sisters:
Dawn, Julie, Cathy, Robin, Grace, Helen, Anita, Sandee, Diana, Angie, Kathy, Sabrina, Lisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Your visits and kind words deeply touch my heart.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hello Friends!!  I hope this email finds you all well!! It is hard to believe we are already more than 1/2 way through November and that in a few days it is Thanksgiving!  Christmas is just around the corner!  

Today I would like to share a card I made for this month's sketch challenge at ODBD Shining the Light. It was a very fun Christmas card to create!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Ornaments, Ornaments die, Lovely Leaves Die, Circles Die, Pierced Circles die, Snowflake Sky die, Beautiful Borders die, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Christmas Ornaments

For more inspiration for the sketch challenge at ODBD or to add your creation, please visit Robin, Julie, Diana or the ODBD blog.

The image was colored with copics and then matted on an ornament cut out with the Christmas Ornaments die in gold. The background is created by embossing rather than cutting out with the Snowflake Sky.


Thank you to all who have stopped by and/or have left some love.  Your visits and comments are so appreciated.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving!






Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Hello Friends!! Today ODBD is having a special holiday release with a few wonderful dies and stamps that will make your card making, projects or scrapbooking fun but also Beautiful!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 16, 2016 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 November 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


The first project I am sharing is created with the Holly Oval die and the Holly Jolly paper collection as well as the previously released, Merry and Bright, Merry Mosaic dies, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Bitty Borders Dies and Lovely Leaves dies.  The book fold is created with the precut and prescored Book Fold kit available in the ODBD store.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Holly Jolly Paper Collection, Merry Mosaics dies, Peaceful Poinsettia Dies, Lovely Leaves Dies, Merry and Bright, Bitty Border dies, Holly Ovals die, Pierced Rectangles, Ovals dies, designed by Chris Olsen
My second creation uses the newly released Ornaments stamp set, coordinating Christmas Ornament dies,  Holly Oval die, and Holly Jolly Paper Collection as well as the previously released Pre-cut and Pre-scored Center Step Fold, Bitty Borders dies, Pierced Rectangles, Mini Bow diesCircle die, and Pierced Circles dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Holly Oval, Christmas Ornament, mini bow dies,Christmas Ornaments die, circles die, Pierced circles die, Pierced Rectangles dies, Bitty Border dies, designed by Chris Olsen 

I had so much fun creating these Christmas cards!!  The dies, papers and stamps are and were so much fun!!  I hope you are in some way inspired by my creations. 

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: Sandee, Grace, SabrinaKathyHelen, Robin, Julie, Diana,  Cathy, and Lori or the ODBD blog here. 

These are the stamps and dies used from this new release at ODBD:



I hope you are in some way inspired by my creations.  I am so thankful for all the visits and kind words.  Each and every one is treasured.

Blessings,

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well. 
For many in the USA this is a big day and feel the elections can make a huge difference in this country.  While I will share some words about my thoughts (not my political views!!) later in this post, I want to share a card I created for the Shining the Light Challenge at ODBD first.

This weeks challenge (ODBDSLC280) is a sketch!  For my creation I used the new Merry and Bright Stamp set, the Snow Crystals die, Christmas lights die, and the Snowflake Season Paper Collection as well as the previously released Double Stitched Rectangles, Pierced Circles and Circles dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Merry and Bright, Snowflake Season Paper collection, Snowflake Crystals Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pierced Circles dies, Circles dies, designed by Chris Olsen

We would love to see you join us for this challenge!! You have until Sunday, November 27th to join us!!  You can link your creations here at the ODBD blog. Remember you can use any stamps for your first entry but any additional entries for  the challenge must use ODBD, Artistic Outpost or Northcoast Creations stamps)

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: Diana, Robin, and Julie.

No on to my thoughts for today....

 For many in the USA we are all awaiting with baited breath over the results of today's presidential election.  It seems like the life of the USA as we know it is all resting on it's outcome.  All who rest in Him and trust in God's providence know, however, while the future of our country rests on events here on earth, God is in control and will allow what occurs.  I am sure I will have to remind myself of this tonight as I watch the news as well.

37Who is there who speaksand it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it? 38Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?…
Lamentations 3:37, 38

Thanks so much for your visits and comments!!  I so appreciate your support and all the love shared.  Have a blessed day!

blessings,



Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs November 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!!  Perfect for making both CAS or elaborate cards for Christmas. You are going to love them!

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 November 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 November 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!



My first creation uses the new stamp set Merry and Bright as well as the  new Snowflake Sky Background, Snowflake Crystals Die, Christmas Lights Die, and the Snowflake Season Paper Collection.  The fold I created is a Book Fold design using the Pre Cut Book Fold Cards from the ODBD Store.  The inside is decorated with the Snowflake Season Paper Collection layered on Metallic Gold Cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Merry and Bright Stamp set and is framed with the Circles and Pierced Circles dies.  The opposite panel includes a snowflake using a variety of snowflake dies from the Snowflake Crystals dies that are layered using white glitter cardstock, silver metallic cardstock, gold metallic cardstock, and red cardstock.

The outside of the card is decorated with the Snowflake Sky background, another layered snowflake created with the Snowflake Crystals die layered on the Snowflake Season Paper Collection framed with the Circles and Pierced Circles dies. The sentiment is from the Merry and Bright stamp set.



My second creation is more simplistic using a traditional fold created with the Merry and Bright stampset (sentiment) as well as the  new Snowflake Sky Background, and Snowflake Crystals Die.  The sentiment is framed with the Antique Labels die.

The cardstock used for this card uses Neenah White, silver metallic cardstock, real red, and black.

For more inspiration for this release, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Sandee, Cathy, Dawn, Robin, Anita, Helen, Angie, Lori, Julie, Kathy, Lisa, and Sabrina

Here are the images of the stamps and dies used from the new release:







Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have been inspired in some way by my creations and enjoy all the inspiration from my design team sisters.  Your visits and comments are greatly appreciated.

blessings,




Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Hello, Friends!! I hope today finds you well. With each passing day, the days are getting cooler and it is getting closer and closer to the holiday season.  Wow, how time flys.  I just love this time of year with the slightly cooler but not colder temperatures and the colorful leaves. Each season has their blessings.

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created for the ODBD Shining the Light Color Challenge.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Note, Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles, Lavish Layers, Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Art Deco, Ornate Ovals, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: A Chrismas Note

For more inspiration for the challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Robin and Diana or the ODBD blog.  You may join us for the challenge until November 6 at 8 pm EST.

Thanks so much for your views and comments!! I hope you have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hello, Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  Time continues to fly by and we are in October!! Before we know it, it will be Christmas!!

Speaking of Christmas, ODBD just released many wonderful Christmas stamps and dies!  I am having so much fun making traditional and nontraditional Christmas cards.

Today I would like to share a card I made for the Shining the Light Color Challenge (ODBDSLC279) using non-traditional colors.


ODBD Stamps Used: Joys of the Season

ODBD Dies Used: Merry Christmas BorderHoly NightOvalsPierced OvalsBeautiful BordersPierced RectanglesRectanglesBoho Background

To create this card, I embossed rather than die cut the ODBD Boho Background and then sponged with purple, blue and green ink.

The Holy Night die is cut from black cardstock.  The image panel is framed with a metallic silver and purple cardstock.

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

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16


Thanks so much for your comments and views!! They are so appreciated!!

blessings,


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs October 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!!  Perfect for making both CAS or elaborate cards for Christmas.

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 October 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

My first creation uses the new Joys of the Season stamp set, Merry Christmas Border Die, as well as the previously released Lavish Layers dies, Pierced Circles dies, Rectangles dies, Pierced Rectangles dies, and Circles dies.

The tree images on the image panel were stamped with the stamp set Joys of the Season and embossed with holographic silver embossing powder.  It really sparkles.  The actual cardstock is a royal purple but it looks darker in this picture.



The second card is created using the new Christmas Note image, Merry Christmas Border Die, and Christmas Card Collection 2016 , as well as the previously released Layered Lacey Ovals, Mini Tags die, and Art Deco Die. 


The last card is one I previously shared as a sneak peek using the Holy Night dieMerry Christmas Border Die,  Merry Christmas Border Dieand Christmas Card Collection 2016 , as well as the previously released ODBD circle diePierced Circles dies, Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles dies, and Double Stitched Rectangles .


For more inspiration using this release, please visit my dt sisters: 

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


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






Thursday, September 29, 2016
Hello friends!! I only have a few minutes before running out to work for the day but I wanted to share one of the fabulous new releases that is to come on Saturday!!  You won't want to miss all the fantastic stamps and dies to come!!

Sorry for the brief post but life has been CRAZY for me as of late.  Yikes!

Here is a sample created with the Joys of the Season stamp set, O Holy Night dies and  the Merry Christmas Border die as well as the Christmas Card Collection 2016 from Our Daily Bread Designs.


In addition to the new items to come, the ODBD circle die, Pierced Circles dies, Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles dies, and Double Stitched Rectangles were used.

As we look at the news each day, it just seems that there is disaster after disaster.  Tragedies, homicides, natural disasters, disputes, and the list goes on and on.  So thankful for the Hope I have in God alone!!!

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

I know where my hope is. Do you?


Have a great day!! Hope to see you for the new release on Saturday!!


Thanks for your views and comments.  They are so appreciated.


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,

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