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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  It seems like time just keeps on flying by.  It has been busy here which I am sure makes the time fly even faster but just the same it is flying by.  We are already in the 5th month of the year!  How can it be?

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for this month's Shining the Light challenge ODBDSLC286 Just Say Thanks.  It seems like such an appropriate month as we thank our teachers at the end of the year or Thank our mothers on Mother's Day.  A simple thank you goes a long way and brightening up the day of the recipient.

Here is a card I created using the stamp set Beauty:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Beauty, Boho Background die, Thanks die, ovals die, pierced ovals die, beautiful borders die, designed by chris olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Beauty

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Robin, and Diana or the ODBD Blog here.

Being thankful isn't just for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scripture tells us to be "thankful in everything, in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we find ourselves overwhelmed with burdens and worried about tomorrow, we can praise God for who he is and his promise to never leave us or forsake us. We have been blessed with the free gift of salvation and eternal life!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments!! They are so appreciated!!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hello Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well!  I can't believe it is now May!  Time is flying!!  It appears Virginia is skipping spring right into summer with its very warm temperatures.  It is beautiful, however, with the green grass, budding trees, and growing flowers (daylilies, irises...and etc.).

Today I am popping in to share this month's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD, "Just Say Thanks"  As the school year comes to a close, I decided to make a thank you card for a teacher using this month's new release stamps and dies: Notebook Paper, Clipboard, Seeds of Knowledge, and A+ Apples.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Seeds of Knowledge, A+ Apples, Clipboard Set, Pierced Rectangles, Filligree Frames, Pennant Flag, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Seeds of Knowledge

While it is a more CAS card for me, I do like how it turned out.  The new dies and stamps were so fun to use.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, Robin and Diana. If you would like to join us for the challenge, please see challenge details and a linky for adding your creation here.

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




Monday, May 1, 2017


Welcome friends!! Today ODBD is releasing more sets of beautiful stamps and dies.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team).


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 May 2, 2017, 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  As the school year comes to a close, we want to show appreciation for our teachers.

The first creation uses the new Notebook Paper (stamp die duo), Seeds of Knowledge, Clipboard Set (dies), A+ Apples, as well as the Layered Lacey Ovals, Pierced Circles, Circles, Pierced Rectangles, Thanks die, and Blushing Rose 6x6 Paper Pack.



My second creations is a 3D Gable box using the new Notebook Paper (stamp die duo)Seeds of KnowledgeClipboard Set (dies), A+ Apples, as well as the Pierced CirclesCircles  Flourished Tag Die, and Glorious Gable Box.


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:

Cathy * Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie * Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin * 
Sabrina * Helen * Lori


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






Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Good Morning Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  Here in Virginia the weather has been beautiful and it officially feels a lot like spring with temperatures in the 70's and 80's.  We have mowed our lawn a few times.  The tulips are blooming and the leaves are more prominent on the trees.  It is gorgeous and so fresh looking!  There is nothing like the freshness of the emerging grass after winter.  I have been so blessed to have my parents and sister come and visit for the past couple of weeks.  I am so going to miss them!!!

Today I would like to share my newest creation for the Shining the Light Challenge- Spring Has Sprung (Create your own die cut flowers).

Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Bitty Blossoms, Fancy Foliage, Lattice Background, Vintage Borders, Vintage Labels


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Robin, Diana, and Julie or link your creation by April 30th to the link here.


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


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Good morning all!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  The weather is becoming warmer here during the day.  The grass is green and our tulips look like they are about to open.  The flowering trees are blossoming.  I just love this time of year!!

  Since Spring is now here, this month's challenge at ODBD is Spring has sprung0 create your own flowers with dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs,Flowers, Lattice Background, Vintage Borders, Rose, Rose Leaves, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Lovely Leaves, Beautiful Borders, Designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Lovely Flowers
ODBD Dies Used: Lattice BackgroundVintage BordersRoseRose LeavesVintage Flourish PatternLovely LeavesBeautiful Borders, Fancy Fan

I enjoyed creating budding roses using the Rose border die released this past weekend.  The background is created using the Lattice Background Die that is sponged with amethyst.  The frame around the image is created by die cutting the Fancy Fan die and then turning the die upside down, matching the oval on the top with the die and recutting my cardstock creating an ornate oval of sorts.


For more inspiration for this ODBDSLC285 challenge or to link your own creation with die cut flowers, please visit the ODBD blog or my dt sisters:
Robin, Julie, and Diana.



Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! They are greatly appreciated.  May God bless you!!
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Welcome friends!! Today ODBD is releasing more sets of beautiful stamps and dies.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration from the ODBD Breadbasket (ODBD design team).


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 April 2, 2017, 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Lovely Flowers (clear stamps), Fancy Fan die, and Lattice Background Die as well as the Bitty ButterfliesBeautiful BordersVintage Borders,  and Vintage Labels.

The Fancy Fan die is so versatile and need not only be used to create a fan.  In this card, the die is used as a center focus in the layout.  The fan is cut twice and attached with one being adhered upside down to the other die cut which is face up.  I love the elegance of the die!!

My second creation uses the new Lovely Flowers (clear stamps)Fancy Fan die, Rose die, and Rose Leaves.  The images in the Lovely flowers stamp set are so beautiful!! It was so much fun to color them although they are small and dainty.  This fan is secured with a brad at the bottom and can fold up.


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:

DawnJulieCathy, RobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngie
KathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Our Daily Bread Designs, Tulips, Tulip die, Lavish Layers, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

Good Morning Friends!!  I hope this day finds you well and your are enjoying spring air and sun wherever you live as it is now officially spring...at least in the USA!!

The first thing I think of in spring is Sunshine, flowers, birds, green grass, Easter, and the signs of new life!!!

With this in mind, I enjoyed creating a card with ODBD's Tulips and Coordinating Tulip Die for this month's ODBD Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps challenge reminder post!!  I embossed my flower in white and then sponged the flower to give it color.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Tulips, Tulip die, Lavish Layers, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Tulips

The flowers were sponged rather than colored and then die cut.
It was a lot of fun and used a bit less more ink then using copics.  

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Julie, Robin, and Diana.
If you would like to join us, you may add your creation until April 2 on the ODBD blog linky here.

Thanks for visiting and for your comments!!


Friday, March 17, 2017
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs March Anniversary New Release in honor of Our Daily Bread's 9th Anniversary!!  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 March 18, 2017, 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 March 19th, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Large Numbers dies and Celebration stamp set as well as the Bitty Butterflies dies, Pierced Rectangles DiesPierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Happy Birthday Script die, Boho Background die, and Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 paper pad.  

Please note the Boho Background die I used on this card and the next card is the older version.  There is a new and improved Boho Background die in the store here.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Large Numbers dies and Celebration stamp set as well as the Bitty Butterflies dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Happy Birthday Script die, Boho Background die, and Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 paper pad.

My second creation uses the new Celebration stamp set and Large Numbers dies as well as the Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles DiesPierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Mini Bow die, Happy Birthday Script die, and Boho Background die (used for embossing and stenciling).


Chris Olsen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Celebration stamp set and Large Numbers dies as well as the Pierced Rectangles dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Circles dies, Circles dies, Mini Bow die, Happy Birthday Script die, and Boho Background die



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:

DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeAngie
KathyLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  I can't believe it is March already.  Spring is just around the corner.  Of course, all the warm weather in February has been a real tease and many were wondering if it would go cold once again.

With spring right around the corner so are the spring flowers and green grass!!  I just love the fresh feel and look of spring!!  Today I am sharing a card I created for the Anything Goes with ODBD stamps using the new coloring pages.  These coloring pages are so fun and beautiful to color and include so many awesome scriptures.  For mine today, I chose my favorite scripture verse!
The God's Blessing Coloring page is colored with copics and then framed with the Circle Scalloped Rectangles and Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Godls Blessing Coloring Pictures, Circle Scalloped Rectangle dies, Pierced Rectangles, designed by Chris Olsen

I just love all the flowers and butterflies!  I decided to color it with several bright and cheery colors.  The frame is created with 2 sizes of the Pierced Rectangles dies.  The inside frame is created with pieces of the Circle Scalloped Rectangles peeking out.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Diana, Robin, and Julie.  To link your creation using at least one ODBD, Artistic Outpost or Northcoast Creations stamps (or coloring pages), click here and add them here until April 2.

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words.  They are so appreciated!!

blessings,

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs March 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 March 2, 2017, 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 March 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first creation uses the new Tulips stamp set, coordinating Tulip die, and Circle Scalloped Rectangle die as well as the previously released Pierced Rectangles dies.  The Tulip image was colored with copics and then die cut with the coordinating tulip die. The Circle Scalloped rectangle peeks from behind a frame created with the pierced rectangles.  The Circle Scalloped rectangle is so versatile!



My second creation uses the new God's Blessings Coloring Pages!!!  Yes, ODBD has coloring pages with scripture!! It includes 40 coloring pages sized perfectly for an A2 card (it includes 4 pages each of 10 designs). The larger rectangle dies at ODBD make the perfect frames.  This particular coloring sheet was colored with copics and then framed with die cut Pierced Rectangles.


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:

DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngie
KathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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

Monday, February 27, 2017
Hello Friends!! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!  It was a warm and beautiful Saturday and then a bitter cold and windy Saturday.  This a.m. we woke up to a deep freeze at 26 degrees.  So much for our budding trees and flowers.  So sad as everything began to bloom so early. The tulips I share today may be the only tulips I will actually see.

This card uses a sneak peek of the Tulips stamp set and coordinating Tulip die to be released on Wednesday.  It also uses the Deco Border Die, Pierced Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, and Boho Bolds paper pack.


O Lord, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24

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

blessings,



Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you well!! It is hard to believe that we are already on the second month of 2017.  Where does the time go?  In a week it will be Valentine's Day.  Other than making cards for my dear daughters or for my hubby, I generally do not create Valentine's Day.  I do, however, make wedding and/or anniversary cards and the dies and stamps this month at ODBD are perfect.

Today's ODBD Shining the Light challenge at ODBD is a Wedding Inspiration.  I had fun picking and or creating a photo collage of wedding cakes, treats, flowers, and etc.


Since Valentine's Day is about pink or red, the inspiration is peach.

Here is my creation:

Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Bitty Borders, Layering Hearts, Small Bow, Tulip Hearts, Lavish Layers, Pierced Rectangles


It was fun to make a his and her heart to symbolize a bride and a groom.  I used sparkly white glitter paper, black glitter cardstock, and silver metallic cardstock to add elegance.  

We would love to have you join us for the challenge!!  You have until March 5th at 8 pm EST to add your creation to the linky.  For your first creation, you may use any stamps but any additional entries must include Our Daily Bread Designs, Northcoast Creations or Artistic Outpost stamps!

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:


While many associate the verse below with a wedding or anniversary, it applies to us all.  We are called upon to Love our neighbor as ourselves.  When you read the paper, watch the news or even observe the world around you, you can see that many do not Love as God calls us to.  We are more concerned about ourselves or our reputations than those around us.  What can you do today to show love to those around you and to let them know you care.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!! They are so appreciated!

hugs,





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