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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!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hello Friends!! Welcome to the ODBD February New Release!! 

 Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs February 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 February 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first is a Gable Box created with the Glorious Gable Box, Let Love Grow stamp set, and Tulip Heart die from the February New Release as well as the previously released Bitty Blossoms dies, Love script die, Fancy Foliage dies, Tag Trio dies and Leaves and Branches dies.  The Gable Box is such a beautiful die for creating a treat box!!  It is easy to create and you may decorate it any way you would like.  It can be more masculine or my elegant or feminine depending upon your preference.  It is very versatile.  I went with a more feminine style.

Here is the side view:

My second creation is a matching card using the new Let Love Grow, Tulip heart die, Layering Heart die, and Glorious Gable Box as well as the Bitty Blossoms and Leaves and Branches dies.

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:
DawnJulieCathyRobinGraceHelenSandeeDianaAngieKathySabrinaLisa, and Lori or the ODBD blog.

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Hello Friends!!  Today is the last day of January! I can't believe we are already through the first month in the new year!  Wow! Time flies!

I don't often share masculine cards since I don't feel it is my strength but today I am going to share a card I created using the Living Water stamp set.  This image is so fun to color!! It has a lot of sparkle since glitter was added to the snow and water.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Living Water
Paper: Silver Metallic, black , White card stock (blue panel is white cardstock sponged)

As I look at the world around us and the constant bickering and persecution that takes place, I am reminded that God does not promise us peace.  In fact he tells us wars and rumors or war or constant turmoil will continue through our lives until He comes back. As I watch the news each day I think to myself how much worse can this world become.  I have to remember where my strength comes from.  My strength comes from God alone.  I can not depend on government or people nor can you.  Remember today that you are not alone!

May you be blessed today!! I hope you have enjoyed my creation and are inspired in some way.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.  I will be back tomorrow with the new release at ODBD.  I hope you are able to join us!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Hello Friends!  I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and had time to spend some time with family and/or friends.  It has been such a blessing to have time to regroup and spend time with Scott and the girls as well as attend church before restarting a new week.

Today I am popping in to share a sneak peek of the new Glorious Gable Box available to be purchased on Wednesday at Our Daily Bread Designs. The Tulip Heart die, Layering Hearts dies, and Let Love Grow stamp set will also be available Wednesday.  The Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Collection, Antique Labels and Border dies, Bitty Borders dies, and Love Script die are available now.

Here is the back of the same box.

I plan to use these Gable Boxes for Valentines Day.  They are so much fun to make and make such a wonderful treat box.

Last week we had another order for our Etsy store.  The customer contacted me to let me know that this was for her husband's birthday.  Since I always include a handmade card with each sale in our store, I created this card for the recipient.  

The background was created my stamping the tree for the Joys of the Season Stamp set and sponging clouds.  The happy Birthday sentiment is die cut using the Happy Birthday Script die.  The Mountain scene is from the Keep Climbing Stamp set and is framed with a die from Lavish Layers.  Again, the clouds were sponged.

May God bless you with a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments!  I hope to post again tomorrow but if for some reason I do not, I will be sharing a new creation on Wednesday, February 1, for the Our Daily Bread Designs New Release.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hello Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well.  As I write this post, it is in the throws of winter with real cold temperatures (below 0) and snow.  While I enjoy the seasons, this is a bit too cold for me.  The snow is very pretty and it is warm inside.

For those who are not experiencing winter or for those who are already looking for spring, this card is for!!!

For my creation, I incorporated this month's Shining the Light Color Challenge and used the Seeds of Today stamp set, Whimsical Wildflower 6x6 Paper Collection, Plum Pizzazz 6x6 Paper Collection,  Thanks die, as well as the Pierced Rectangles dies, Rectangles, Ornate Ovals, and Ovals die.

Here is my creation:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Seeds of Today, Pierced Rectangles Die, Rectangles Dies, Thanks dies, Ornate Ovals dies, Ovals dies, Plum Pizzazz 6x6 Paper Collection, Whimsical Wildflower 6x6 Paper Collection, Designed by Chris Olsen
I just love this new designer paper.  The patterns are beautiful and the colors so bold and royal.  It really matches this stamp set!

Here is the colors for this month's ODBD Shining the Light challenge:

We hope you can join this challenge.  You have until February 5 at 8pm EST to add your creation and direct link to the linky on this post.

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

Thanks so much for your visits and comments!!  You are so appreciated!



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