Saturday, March 17, 2018

Welcome to the ODBD 10th Anniversary Special Release!

Hello everyone!  Today we are CELEBRATING!  This is Our Daily Bread Design's 10th Anniversary!  The special Anniversary sets are being released today and we are loving them!  There are also some awesome dies being released which are just perfect for the sentiments and verses in these sets!

For the card above, I used the new God Quotes 2 Anniversary set, as well as the new Fancy Circles dies.  I also used past releases:  Fancy Fritillarty, Bitty Blossoms, Fancy Foliage, Leafy Edged Borders, and Romantic Roses Paper Pad.   It's pretty straight forward and was quick to put together.  Don't you just love this sentiment?  I do!

For the card below, I again used the new God Quotes 2  and the new Fancy Circles Dies, and additionally I used Bitty Blossoms, Lovely Leaves, Fancy Foliage, Small Bow dies, and Romantic Roses Paper Pad.

Here are the NEW ANNIVERSARY RELEASE products I used today: 

I thought I'd just share with you what's going on in my personal life right now.  Many of you have followed my blog for a long time, have prayed me through many things, including my cancer journey, and I have so appreciated all your love, support and prayers!!!  My husband retired last June, and we have been looking for a home in TN where we could be closer to our family.  Our daughter was so good to come help me out so much when I went through chemo treatments, surgery, etc. and we realized we were far enough away to be a burden to her if we ever needed that kind of help again.  So we found a house and purchased it a few weeks ago.  As I write, I am packing and moving things to a storage unit until we close on March 30.  Then we will be making the "big" move.   The house we bought is about half the size of our present house, so needless to say we have been going through a major purge, but it feels good to be simplifying in so many different ways! There are a ton of things we want to do to the house before we settle in too much, so we will be working on those things and then I will be unpacking my craft room supplies and hopefully getting back to doing what I love so much!  Because I don't know how long all that will take, it might be a while before I post again... but I hope you'll hang with me while we go through this process.  Because of all that's going on, I have stepped down, at least for now, from ODBD, but who knows... I may be back in that capacity when I'm able as well.   I have been with ODBD for almost 9 years now and I will really miss the "family" we have become!  Special friendships have been made, and I truly feel blessed to have been able to be with ODBD for all these years, and for that,  I thank Kelley and Rick so much!  

I want to thank all of you who have meant so much to me for all this time as well!  Your notes, emails, cards, comments, and most of all prayers carried me through one of the toughest times of my life... and I felt all that prayer support daily!!!  I  will most likely continue to return to my Drs. here for the followups as only they know all the specifics of my cancer and the treatments I had.  On April 6th it will be 2 years since my surgery, and Nov. 17 will mark 2 years since chemo and radiation were all completed!  I do still have some side effects of the continued drugs I am on, but I have nothing but praise to our Lord for bringing me through all He did! He hears and answers our prayers... and He has been so faithful to me!!!  I hope you all know how much your prayers have meant!!! 

Thank you for sticking with me and I hope you'll stay on the email list so we can keep in touch in the future! You can still email me by the link in my side bar and I'd love to hear from you any time!

May God richly bless each and every one of you!  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Welcome to the March ODBD Release!!!

 Hello friends!   If you are like me.... you are READY for spring!  And we have spring for you today with some pretty new goodies from Our Daily Bread Designs!

For the card above I used the new fun stamp set, Hoppy Birthday.  I also used Oval Stitched Rows, Layered Lacy Ovals, Art Deco Border, Pierced Rectangles and the gorgeous new Beautiful Blooms Paper Pack.

For the card below, I used the new Hoppy Birthday set,  and the new Beautiful Blooms Paper Pack.  I also used the Center Step Card Die, Center Step Layers, Double Stitched Ovals, Lattice Background die, Flower Box Fillers, Rectangles, and Fence.

Here are the NEW sets I used today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  For more inspiration, be sure to check out the full release  and the other designer's projects at Our Daily Bread Designs.


Monday, February 5, 2018

A couple more gift sets!

Hello friends!  So glad you stopped by today!  I have a couple more gift sets to share with you today.  For the above, I used the new ODBD  Gift Card Holder Dies, and the A Gift For You Die.  To match that  I made the little box below, using the new The Giving Gift Box, A Gift For You (Tag), Bitty Blossoms, Lovely leaves, and Fancy Foliage.  I used the scalloped edged die to cut a window in the top of the box, and added some vellum to the inside of the lid, then I added the fancy die cut from The Giving Gift Box and decorated with my tag, flowers and leaves.  I used a past release, Home Sweet Home for my tag sentiment. I love these little boxes!  Such a quick and easy presentation for a small gift!

Next up is a cute little happy birthday set I made using the past release, Card Caddy and Gift BagGift Bag Handles and Toppers, Double Stitched Rectangles, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, and the NEW Happy Birthday Caps die for the sentiment on both the bag and card front.

For the sentiment inside the card, I used the new Today and Every Day stamp set.  The paper I used for this set is from the Birthday Brights paper pack

I hope you have been inspired to make some birthday cards and gift presentations!  We can never have too many birthday projects ready to go!!!  

Blessings to you!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Welcome to the February ODBD release!

 Hello everyone!  Welcome to the February ODBD release!  I hope you are doing well and avoiding all the "bugs" that are going around!

Today Our Daily Bread Designs is releasing some AWESOME dies and stamps... all about gift giving!  I am showing only a sampling of the entire release, so be sure to stop by ODBD to see it all, and there is a ton of inspiration for you from the various designers!  We will be sharing things later in the month as well so be sure to check back to see all you can do with this fun release!

First up is a gift set set I made that includes a gift box and a gift card holder.  These dies cut the entire set in no time flat!  I used The Giving Gift  Box for the box you see above, and used the new Today and Every Day stamp set for the sentiment, which I then cut with one of the Rectangles dies.  I also used a past release Happy Birthday dies (for the balloons).  The paper I inserted into the lid of the box is from Birthday Bash Paper Pack.

For the gift card holder below, I used The Gift Card Holder dies and the Happy Birthday Caps die as well as a past release, Bitty Borders for the front, along with the Birthday Bash paper.

Below is the inside of the gift card holder.  I used Today and Every Day for the sentiment, which I cut with the Filigree Frames dies, and I added the little banner from Bitty Borders.

Here is a picture of the two for size comparison.  The box actually makes a beautiful presentation for the gift card holder in itself. 

For my next set I used a heart theme to make a more masculine valentine gift.  I again used The  Giving  Gift Box and Gift Card Holder.  To decorate this set I used the A Gift for You word die,  and on the box I added a gray and a black Layering Hearts Die cut. 
For the Gift Card Holder I added Ornate Hearts die cuts, again from black and gray.

To recap, here are the NEW ODBD products I used today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please visit the ODBD Instagram and Facebook pages to hear about giveaways and promotions.  I'm not very familiar with Instagram but if you LIKE Facebook, you should see those posts.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

You Make Me Happy!

Hello friends!  I do hope you are all well and avoiding the flu this season, as well as all the other multiple things going around right now!   This certainly has been a tough flu season here and is not close to being over from what I hear... but we are thanking the Lord that we have avoided it so far! 

I do have just a hint of spring for you (even while we brace for a little snow storm to come our way over night).  I have some beautiful daisies, from the January release at ODBD.  The stamp/die duo set is "Call to Me".  I stamped, then die cut with the included die, and arranged on a white Doily Die Cut.  I also used a Leafy Edged Border die down the side of my card.  The paper is from the Plum Pizazz Paper Pack, and the sentiment from the Call to Me set is stamped directly on the design paper.  I few little sprigs were added (from the Lovely Leaves Die set which by the way is currently on sale), and a sheer bow was added to finish off this simple card.  

So that's it... a simple one but a fresh breath of spring!  

On a personal note I do cherish your continued prayers.  I continue to struggle with side effects of current meds and pain issues.  I truly do thank you for praying!  

I am working on my Bible Journaling and loving it more and more.  If you are currently doing Bible Journaling... would you just let me know that in the comments below?  I'm interested  in how you got started and what mediums you like to use the most?  I have two Bibles that I journal in.  One is the Inspire Bible, which has many illustrations already in it, but spaces to do your own as well.  It was a great way for me to start coloring in my Bible and in that one I have only used colored pencils.  However, as I "grow" in the art, I am now beginning to prefer working in my other Bible, which has space to journal in, and no illustrations done for me.  I love being able to bring out the verse or thought that the Lord laid on my heart from that Scripture reading... and I am stepping out with a little more courage to try my own art work.  So I have actually tried some watercoloring in that Bible, and I'm working on my lettering... which has a LONG way to go!  However... I am loving it!!! It has enriched my time with the Lord in so many ways... and has helped me remember better what I read.  Last Sat. we began a Bible Journaling class at my church... and I was so excited to find so many other women who also love this expression of worship!  So... if you live near me... feel free to come join us! Contact me for the details!   I'd love to hear your stories of your journaling God's word!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan. release look back....Oh my!!!

 Hello friends!  I hope you are all staying warm and healthy!!!  This winter has certainly offered some challenges for many already!  We are "hanging in there"... and thankful for every good day!

Today I have a couple more cards to share with you using the ODBD release for January. For the card above, I used His Love Endures Stamp/ die duo, Center Step Card Die and Center Step Layers, Lavish Layers, and the new Romantic Roses Paper Pack.  I love this center step die and adore the papers, stamps and dies!!! It was so simple to make!  I just cut my card and layers, adhered, stamped the roses, colored and die cut, and placed them on the mats I had made with the Lavish Layers dies.

For the card below, I used Call to Me Stamp/ die duo.  I also used Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles, Beautiful Borders, Fancy Foliage, and the Romantic Roses Paper Pack.  I stamped the flowers several times in the lower right corner with VersaMark on the blue paper in the pack, then heat emobssed them in white.  Then I stamped the Scripture verse the same way on a piece of Vellum, and overlaid it.  I then framed it using the rectangles and pierced rectangle dies.  I added the beautiful border to the top and stamped three flowers with London Fog Memento ink on white, lightly added just a tad of copic ink, and then cut the fancy foliage, arranged on the card and adhered.  I love how soft this is in person.  The photo does not do it justice but I futzed and futzed to try to get a better photo and could not capture it like I wanted to. The tiny teal ribbon is the only added embellishment.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my cards today!


Monday, January 1, 2018

The Jan. ODBD release!


Happy New Year to you all!!!

 Today I am sharing a project I created using Our Daily Bread Designs  January Release.  Our very own Diana designed and lettered these gorgeous sets!!!  We have also LOVED the new Center Step dies with the matching layers dies!!!  It catapults your time efficiency to the moon!!!  Needless to say, we are all excited to be playing with this month's gorgeous release!!!  **Please note that our contest giveaways have been moved to our Social Media Pages, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we will be posting special prize giveaways there!    Please visit the ODBD Blog for more info on these changes.

 My project uses the following NEW ODBD Products, which are linked to the ODBD Store:
I also used the following past releases: Ornate Ovals, Ovals, Lovely Leaves, Fancy Foliage and Flower Lattice Die.

For more inspiration using the January Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this change won't stop you all from coming to visit the designers blogs!

Wishing you a healthy, happy and blessed 2018!!!