Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs~ Stamping in Time 26

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping in Time Challenge today is brought to you by guest host Sarah Nelson.  "All Creations Great and Small" is the theme. So all creatures great and small will work for this challenge.  So, without too much direction, we want you to interpret it the way you want.  We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

I am using the new ODBD Faith set as well as the new Butterfly Corner  (I cut out the butterfly from the image).  Since a Stamping in Time Challenge is to use older ODBD stamp sets, I used Sing to the Lord  on the inside.
Please check out the other samples of today's challenge by stopping by the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog HERE.  There are several of the DT playing along today.

Today's Blessing: I know that it is late but I had a blessed Christmas.  All the children were home for a nice long time.  I have recovered well from my latest surgery and am sure that having all the family around me helped.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Faith, Butterfly CornerSing to the Lord 
Paper: Prima; Recollections; Neenah
Ink: Copics; Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Prima Pearls; May Arts Ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine; Grand Labels 4 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh and Prizes!!

If you are looking for the Our Daily Bread Designs December Release Hop please scroll down one post.

Today Our Daily Bread Designs is having a special surprise birthday hop for Josh, the guy behind the scenes!  He works at the factory cutting, mounting, packaging, and shipping all your goodies.  Then when it is time for the shows Josh is there also. He does the heavy lifting while setting up and tearing down the booth. Sometimes he is also called on to drive the truck and trailer to and from shows. Then during the show Josh can be found at the cash register bagging all your goodies and chatting with customers. 

If you just happened upon my site and would like to see all the cards made for Josh please start at the ODBD Blog. If you came from Sabrina's Blog then you are in the right spot.

I have been especially blessed this year by volunteering at the shows and have gotten to know Josh. As I do the make and takes, Josh is there to answer any of my questions (he knows so much about product), brings me water, and stands in for me at break time. I love to watch him interact with the customers. His cheerful attitude is infectious. Here is another pic.  I think this is his GQ look.
I am blessed to have gotten to know Josh. When we were given this opportunity to surprise Josh I jumped at the chance to use this new stamp from the Blessings set.  I love singing this song and I do count my blessings. Josh is one of those blessings I count.  Happy Birthday Joshy!!! May God richly bless your life!
No surprise party is complete with out presents, right? 
Kelley has generously offered three $15.00 gift certificates to YOU!  
All you need to do is... 
1) leave a comment on each hop site 
2) when you are finished head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog HERE 
3) tell us that you completed the hop and wish Josh a Happy Birthday!
From all the comments Kelley will choose three lucky winners. 

Today's Blessing: You blessed me with all your comments yesterday.  I read everyone and so appreciate them. Thank You!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Blessings, Happy Birthday
Paper: My Mind's Eye; GKD
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Buttons, SU Brads
Tools: Scor-Pal, Spellbinders Standard Circles, Flourishes; Sizzix Flourishes

Thanks for stopping by,
Your next stop on this birthday hop is Grace's Blog

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs December Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread Designs Release Blog Hop! If you came from Debi’s Blog, you are in the right place, but if you just happened on my blog you should go to the ODBD Blog and start from there, and if along the way any links are broken simply return to the ODBD blog where the entire list will be listed in order. You can always go on to the next person and check back later for the missing one.  

There will be 4 prizes. Kelley has very generously offered to give Three prizes of Choice of One set, and One GRAND PRIZE of the December Bread Basket Bundle!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! The prizes are hidden on various blogs along the hop, so it is important that you visit and comment on each one!

The Hop will run from 8am Eastern Dec. 1 to 8pm Dec 2. 
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3. 

All you have to do to be eligible to win one of these great prizes is comment on each blog on the hop, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave us a comment there:
1. Telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you could not comment on.
2. Answer the question that is posted on the ODBD Blog post for this hop.
3. Cross your lucky fingers and toes and hope that one of the bloggers who have the hidden prizes pick YOU! Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3rd to see if you won! :)

Now on to my project! 

I started with Our Daily Bread Designs new Blessings set and paired it with Memory Box Tinsel Paper.  The question is.... Is it a Christmas card or just a praise card? I don't really know myself as I was listening to Christmas music and singing the Doxology.  Perhaps it's a new card category... Christmas Fusion. (wink) The paper was a little bright for the lace so I toned it down with Ranger Distress Inks Bundled Sage and Old Paper.  Adding that combination again to the sentiment and popping it up onto a bed of pearls created a focal.  Finally, placing a snowflake and bird sticker completed my "Christmas Fusion". 
Today's Blessing: This blessing is not mine directly but of Our Daily Bread Designs. Below is a copy of the announcement that was on the ODBD blog at Thanksgiving.  May God continue to bless this company!!!
Our Daily Bread designs is so proud and pleased to be chosen by the Spellbinders company as a Preferred Stamp Partner. Our partnership with Spellbinders will be a blessing to the stamping community as well, as we expand our line to include perfect-matched sentiments, scriptures and images to Spellbinders products. We look forward to a long and blessed partnership with such a fine product as Spellbinders.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Blessings
Paper: Memory Box Tinsel; GKD Lipstick Red; SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bundled Sage, Old Paper
Embellishments: May Arts Lace; Velvet Ribbon Jo-Ann's; Zva/Prima Pearls; K&Co. Stickers
Tools: Spellbinders Labels Six; Scor-Pal/Scor-Buddy

Time to hop along.  Be prepared to be amazed at Dawn's Blog!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

From Our Family To Yours

Merry Christmas to you from our family to yours.  Isn't this a wonderful sentiment for a card?  It came with the Our Daily Bread Designs Mistletoe Tag Set. I backed it with the Snowflake Swirl Background and used the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge 301.  The challenge this week is to make faux tiles and the link to the directions can be found HERE.  What fun this was for me!!  Below the faux tiles I added three rows of ribbon and to that I added three small bows that I trimmed with burgundy pearls.  I love the pleated May Arts ribbon.  I bought it some time ago and thought it would make a great Christmas cards.

Today's Blessings: We had a wonderful service at Church yesterday as we welcomed the first week of Advent.

Have a great day,

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Mistletoe Tag Set, Snowflake Swirl Background
Paper: DCWV Christmas Combo, Neenah
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: May Arts Ribbon; Martha Stewart Seam Binding; DCWV Ribbon; KaiserCraft Pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 14; Cuttlebug Corner Die, Scor-Pal, Scor-Buddy
Technique: SCS TLC301(Faux Tile)

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!  I have a card to share today but I mostly want to wish you blessing on this day of thankfulness.  I have so many blessing and today as I rest up while fighting my sinus infection I will be naming them one by one.

I made this card yesterday and since the kids are having Thanksgiving at their in-laws I have lots of time today.  I am off to my studio as I am feeling better but I wanted to show you what I made using Our Daily Bread Designs Tag Die, Snowflake Swirl Background, Angel, Worship the Lord stamps, and Splitcoaststampers Sketch 308.  I know that Miss Angel is walking off the tag but I wanted to color those pretty wings.

Oh I almost forgot.  Kelley is offering her new December sets as a pre-order. what a great way to get a jump in those Christmas cards. This is a first for Kelley and a great deal for you.  Also don't forget that she is offering free shipping for those in the U.S.

I also stopped by the ODBD blog this morning to read all the comments that customers have written about what they are thankful for this season.  One lucky person will receive the entire December Bread Basket Bundle just for adding their comment to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog.  ODBD has been

Today's Blessing: I am so thankful for all that God has allowed me to do in my life. I am a blessed women.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Swirl, Angel, Worship the Lord
Paper: Basic Grey Wassail, SU True Thyme
Ink: SU True Thyme
Embellishments: Crocheted Flower made by my DD as a birthday gift; Zva Pearls
Tools: Our Daily Bread Designs Tag Die, Scor-Pal and Scor-Buddy, Scor Tape, 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hi everyone, I am popping in to show you a card I made the other day.  It was great fun to get to my craft room and play with all my fun toys laying on my desk.  I used two of Our Daily Bread Designs new sets.  The first is the Poinsettia Background that was stamped on the tag with Brilliance Ink and then on the strip which is embossed and then mounted over two strips of lace with foam tape.  The other set is the new Poinsettia Tag Set that was stamped with SU Going Gray and cut out with the new Tag Die.  Those tags cut like butter and make it so much easier for scissor challenged people like me.  I then popped up the entire card front with foam tape onto an off white base.  Adding a couple of flourish dies and heavily misting it with Glimmer Mist Pearl finished this simple little ditty.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I have to say how thankful I am to be a part of the Our Daily Bread Designs team.  I am most blessed!!! Kelley is the most generous and sweet person to be associated with that I count this as one of my greatest life blessings.  She has offered YOU a special offer of free shipping this weekend as a thank you to HER customers. She is also offering blog candy, a free November Bread Basket Bundle, for those who comment on the blog.  Have fun dear friends!!!

I am asking that you will say a prayer for me as I am facing some great challenges.  As you know my cancer has returned and while testing has continued, the results have not been good.  I am in need of a couple of surgeries; however I have developed a whopper of a sinus infection and am on my second round of meds.  This is delaying the surgery and prayers on my behalf are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Today's Blessing:  While my body is failing me it has given me many blessing, too!  34 years ago today I became a mother for the first time.  She and her brother are such a blessing to me.  Watching them grow into wonderful adults who love the LORD is another of life's greatest blessings. Happy Birthday Dear Daughter, many happy returns!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be stamping more soon.  I am thankful that you continue to follow me and I pray that you ALL have a most wonderful Thanksgiving filled with wonderful memories.


Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Poinsettia Background, Poinsettia Tag Set
Paper: K&Co., SU
Ink: Brilliance Platinum, SU Basic Gray,
Embellishments: Prima Lace, May Arts silk Ribbon, Glimmer Mist Pearl
Tools: Our Daily Bread Designs Tag Die This link shows how to use the new dies!!!; Sizzix Flourish Dies

Monday, November 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs November Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today is another big day for us at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Kelley has released five, yes 5, fantastic new sets for November.  Just in time for the holiday season.  If you arrived here from Marcelle's Blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog where all the details are given, and the entire list of designers are given with links.  If for any reason any links are broken or you get lost along the way, simply return there to find the link to the next stop.

I am so excited about these new sets and I think you will be too!  I hope you've had the chance to see the full release on the Our Daily Bread Designs Web site!  Three fantastic Christmas Tag sets, a custom die cut to perfectly cut them out, and two stunning Christmas Background Stamps too!!! We are all in stamper's heaven! LOL!

To add to the excitement, there will be FOUR FANTASTIC PRIZES this month: Three Prizes of your choice of one free tag set and matching
die cut, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the NOVEMBER BREAD BASKET BUNDLE!!! So be sure to complete the hop, and return to the ODBD Blog Hop Post to leave a comment, telling us you:

  1. Completed the hop
  2. Left comments for each designer (name any you are unable to leave a comment)
  3. Answer the question posted on the ODBD Blog.

The Hop will run from 8am Eastern November 1 until 8pm Eastern November 2. The winners will be randomly selected from those who commented, complete the hop, and answer the question on the ODBD Blog. 

Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on November 3.

My project today features the Snowflake Swirl Background, Peace and Joy, Holly Tag Set, and the new Tag Die!  Whew.  Starting with the Snowflake Background stamp I embossed and matted it on white paper to make it stand out on the red bag obtained at Michael's. I then created a topper for the bag so that there will be no peaking of its contents. I love the swirls of the snowflakes in this stamp and the best part it matches last years Peace and Joy set.  To make the tag I started with stamping, embossing, and die cutting the snowflakes from last month's snowflake die and attaching it to the new tag die available starting today. The sentiment is from the Holly Tag set.  Adding a bit of ribbon is the only embellishment I added as I just love looking at the snowflake swirls.  
One thing that I am not too good at is embossing.  I have a hard time keeping the paper clean of all the bits of powder.  I did learn of a new technique from teamie Angella Crockett.  To keep her powder in check she touches her paper piercer to her tape runner.  Leaving a bit of the glue onto the piercer she is then able to pick up most of the big particles.  I am going to have to try this one as not every project can look like it was in a blizzard. LOL

Today's Blessing:  I am off to have another test today.  We serve a great God worthy of our praise.  It is great to have friends and family who pray.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Swirl Background, Holly Tag Set, Peace and Joy
Paper:GKD Lipstick Red, GP White
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Lights Snow Cap, White Embossing Powder
Embellishments: Jo-Ann's Ribbon
Tools: Our Daily Bread Designs Tag Die

From here, your next stop is Chris.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and I wish you the best as you give your best effort to win one of the prizes offered today. Good Luck!