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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Welcome, Friends!! Today I am sharing a very special post in honor of Our Daily Bread Designs 8th Anniversary!!  




It is hard to believe it has been that long already.  I joined Kelley as a design team member in November of 2008 so I have shared a lot of this journey with her.  It has been an honor to stamp for a company which has so many inspirational scripture verses and sentiments.  Thanks for this opportunity Kelley!

This year ODBD has something very special to share for their anniversary celebration that makes this anniversary release even more special for me. 

You may have heard or read that my design team sister and very dear friend, Grace, has Breast Cancer and has been undergoing a very powerful chemotherapy treatment.  While times have been very tough and very challenging for Grace, she continues to let her light shine and give God the Glory for it all!! She is an amazing testimony and very dear friend whom I cherish.  We have shared many joys and sorrows together.  We would appreciate your prayers for healing and continued recovery for Grace as she continues to have a long battle in this journey with cancer.  We thank God that He is there with her through it all!! 




Over the years Grace has been a design team member (since 2009)and  former Design Team Coordinator, for Our Daily Bread Designs;  she has shared or contributed ideas to Kelley for stamp sets, especially scripture, that have been released.  Scripture and faith continue to be first and foremost in Grace's life.  Today's Anniversary sets are a compilation of verses and sentiments that Grace shared with Kelley that bring her comfort and which she believes will bring comfort or touch the hearts of those experiencing a serious illness speaking of God's Grace, Strength, Hope, and Comfort.  

We hope you enjoy the new anniversary sets and are inspired by the teams creations!! The sets being sold today, Kelley has chosen to dedicate to Grace.  I know I love them and I hope you do also.  Kelley has done an amazing job with the fonts, layouts, and dies to frame them.

The cards I will be sharing with you today will be using Scripture from Grace's Strength as well as the new dies Lavish Layers and Filligree Frames.

In addition to using these new stamps and dies, I used the Flourished Star Pattern for the outside border, Layered Lacey Squares for the decorative scallop on top of the scripture (in white) as well as the Rectangles and Double Stitched Rectangles dies.  The darker blue solid paper is from the recently released: Old Glory.



This card uses the same dies, paper, and stamp set as the card above but in a different configuration but also uses the Beautiful Borders die instead of the Layered Lacey Squares.



Here is a photo of the complete sets for the new release:




Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set - Grace's Strength







ODBD Custom Lavish Layers Dies


For more inspiration using this release, please visit my dt sisters or the ODBD Blog:

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Angie * Chris * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Melissa (Guest Designer)

You won't want to miss the opportunity to win or be inspired!!

Prize Information: 
Eight randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 19, 2016 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 March 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!!  I hope you are in some way inspired by my creations and that you find the scripture uplifting.  May God bless you!!


43 comments:

Late Blooming said...

Chris, these are just so pretty. ThanksT

Melissa T. said...

I love how you altered the Filigree Frames, what a great idea! :)

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Chris!! I love all your gorgeous layers and soft colors!! Love the embossed layers to complete each part and the extra borders and ribbon and so much dimension on all, wow!! Gorgeous my friend!

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards hun!!! Love all the layers and your colors, and of course the stamps/dies you used!! I hope and pray Grace is healed quickly, and makes a super fast recovery, its hard to see the ones we love(family and friends) go through this kind of ordeal! Prayers for Grace!!!
hugs
Cheryl

Golden Goddess Designs said...

such pretty cards! these dies are just the best!

Alicia

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love the different shades of blue. Thank you for showing the new sets. I'm sure lots of people are praying for Grace today as these are shown with Scripture. Reminds me of when loved ones have gone through this. Gina B.

vickie said...

Such pretty cards & love the blue color! Thank you for sharing.

Amarilys said...

gorgeous cards as always Chris! Awesome layering and I love the blue/white combos!

TLady said...

SUPER WORK CHRIS!!!! These new dies & Scriptures & words of encouragement are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!It is BEAUTIFUL the way the Lord works. We go through suffering & IF our hearts are right with him, he can use us. I am LOVING the NEW RELEASE & am grateful to Grace that she is sharing her talent even while she is going through this trial. God is SO GOOD to use her & let his light shine through her. The message of hope is SO NEEDED TODAY in general, & for those who suffer physically! I have suffered from TMJ headaches for YEARS & have recently found out I have scoliosis...which I'm SURE has been a contributing factor, nothing like Cancer, I'm SURE. My HOPE is in the Lord too, that HE will be glorified in my weakness, just as Grace does. THANK YOU GRACE for sharing with us this WONDERFUL RELEASE!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ODB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

lynda said...

I will certainly pray for Grace. Your cards are a lovely testament to her, Chris. Lovely work. The new release is so inspiring, and something we have needed for a long time. I can't get them all at once, though I'd like to, but I will be buying them as I can. They will work so well for our church card ministry. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Debbie Schenz said...

Pretty cards and I love the colors and layers. Praying for sweet Grace!

Stampin_melissa said...

So very beautiful! I just love these new dies!!

Bunny said...

What beautiful cards these new sentiments and dies make. I love the blues you have chosen.

Sandra H said...

Oh so so beautiful my thoughts and prayers for Grace may she continue to get better every day take care x

Pam T. said...

love the delicate look your intricate layers have made!

Greta said...

Grace is an inspiration & I pray God will keep her on earth. Her choice of verses & sentiments is absolutely wonderful & I adore the new dies! Your cards are works of art, Chris, as always!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Chris! Your cards are always so gorgeous and today is no exception! I love the two colors of blue on your first card! So soothing! And I love how you did the filigree frame on the second card! Just stunning!

Sherry said...

WOW!! sooo pretty!! love them both!!

Grace said...

Oh my friend.... your cards are both gorgeous!!! I just love the texture you created on the first one with all the gorgeous layering! The sponging really pops too! Your second one uses one of my most fave of all the verses!!! I just love how you framed it! Gorgeous X 2 as always my friend!!!

hugs,
Grace

Susan Lankford said...

Chris, you did a beautiful job with these lovely verses...I would really love to have some for my very own! Grace is such an example of faithfulness in times of trouble!

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect artwork Chris! Enough said.......!!

Vonnie b said...

Like the blues, especially the softness and layering of colors on the 1st card. Surprised with the look of the dotted paper die cut background…gives a casual yet classy look. Lovely cards.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the layers and the soft soothing colors.

Debi said...

So pretty in the blue and white. Love your die cut layers, especially the little pops of white peeking out from behind the blue. What a lovely way to surround the sentiments.

Doudou said...

Beautiful! Love the colors . Great design

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards, Chrissie!! So elegant! Beautifully frames the verses of hope!! These sets are perfect for those hard to find "Thinking of You" cards!!
Hugs!!

Leanne said...

Love your cards with all those layers.

Dorothy S said...

Chris, thank you for sharing your talent with us. Your cards are just stunning - what gorgeous shades of blue - and how interesting that you used the same materials for such different looks. I appreciate so much when you stop by my blog with comments.

Caitiumom said...

Beautiful layers on your cards, but the verses are the most beautiful words.

Anonymous said...

Chris, you always put so much into your details. Each and everyone is perfect!! Love all the layers. Gorgeous new dies! So elegant! Loving the scripture!!
hugs,
Gayle

Dawn said...

Beautiful, beautiful layer upon layer, Chris! Wonderful samples for this release and gorgeous blue/white combo!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I totally LOVE how you layered these cards Chris :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love how you layered the dies on each card....so elegant and beautiful! Love the blue tones on both! Fabulous job, as usual!! HUGS!!

Cathymac said...

Your cards are both so gorgeous, Chris! The layering on both is exquisite and I love the blue tones used on both cards! Both cards are so elegant and the verses used would bring much comfort and encouragement to the recipient. You are so talented, my sweet friend! Hugs!!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love both cards, Chris! Especially all the layers--very elegant, but not over-the-top. Tfs! ~ Andrea

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Powerful words. Love this release. Hugz

Clickersister said...

Details and layers! The closer I looked the more details I saw! Stunning!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Chris! Love the different shades of blue & how many beautiful layers there are on both cards. So elegant & lovely!

Christine said...

What lovely cards! Prayers that Grace will continue to receive hope and strength from these precious scriptures.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! Great designs!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! Wonderful layering of the ODBD dies!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such beautiful cards! I especially like all the layering. Such a special release this time.

Kelley said...

Chris, that is such a beautiful picture of Grace and I am so glad you posted it. Your cards are so pretty and I am sure inspired many of ODBD and your followers!! Such wonderful layering of all the dies!! Thanks, my friend!!

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