Sunday, March 20, 2016

ODBD Anniversary Celebration Week- Three Favorites!

Hello friends!  Today some of the ODBD designers are sharing 3 of their favorite cards from this past year, as part of the week long celebration of ODBD's 8th Anniversary!

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 22, 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!

 This is a pocket card with a pull out book mark.  The card base is Neenah Solar Crest White 140lb stock.  On that I layered a piece of design paper from the ODBD Chalkboard Paper Collection.  Then I cut a curvy edge with the  Leafy Edged Borders dies and cut my diagonal pocket to fit.  I then embossed that panel and adhered it with tacky tape on the bottom and left side.  I cut my removable book mark/tag with the ODBD Vintage Label dies, and Vintage Flourish Pattern die set. I stamped the sentiment from the new Beauty stamp set on a scrap of design paper in my stash.   I decorated the tag with one size of the new Pretty Posies die set, a Fancy Flourish die cut, and I stamped and die cut the little butterflies with the Butterfly and Bugs stamp set and matching Butterfly and Bugs die set. I added a corner die cut from the Ornate Borders and Flowers die set to the top and punched a hole, passing thin satin ribbon through that.

The pocket itself was decorated by cutting 2 of each of the 3 sizes in the Pretty Posies set from white card stock and sponging with distress ink.  I then used my embossing tools to shape each layer and glued them together.  I cut three of the largest leaves in that set and stenciled while still in the die, then shaped them the same way.  Some Stickles in the center, a  little gauze, ribbon and a few more butterflies finished it off.

For the card above, I used the Home Sweet Home set for my sentiment.  I used the  ODBD Custom Window  Dies, Shutter and Awning Dies, and Flower Box Fillers.  I also used Antique Labels and Border Die set to cut the sentiment with, and Fancy Foliage.  I used the  Butterfly and Bugs  stamp to stamp and heat emboss the butterfly on vellum, and cut it with the ODBD Custom Butterfly Dies & Bugs Die.  The design paper is the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.

For this card, I used the wonderful Belles Vignes, Trois Jolis Papillons, and Psalm 23 for my stamps.  I also used the matching dies, ODBD CustomTres Papillons, and another die, ODBD Custom Birds and Nest, along with the  Fancy Foliage and Vintage Labels dies. 

If you'd like to see all the samples in one place, be sure to stop by the ODBD Blog to check it out! 
Congratulations Kelley and Rick, and the entire ODBD family!  May God continue to bless you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Here are the links to my DT sisters.  Don't forget to stop by each and leave a comment for a chance to win!

   Angie * Cathy * Chris * Dawn * Grace * Julie
Lisa * Lori * Robin * Sabrina * Sandee

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD Special 8th Anniversary Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD 8th Anniversary Special Release!  This release is near and dear to my heart!  You can read all about it on the ODBD Blog, but the bottom line is these sets came from a work of heart.  For the past 19 weeks I have been going through chemo treatments for breast cancer,  and I began saving a list of special Scriptures as I came across them, that meant a lot to me. I needed to focus my heart on the hope I have in my Lord and Savior, and the strength and peace that I needed that only He could give.  As I read different books people had given me on fighting cancer and the ups and downs of the journey, I started thinking about some  card sentiments I thought would be perfect for serious illnesses and other special card needs beyond just the typical "get well" card.  One day,  I sent this to list to  Kelley.  It turns out that the special anniversary release this year came from that list, as she selected the ones that she liked best.  I'm so happy to have these Scriptures in stamps now to use for so many different needs!  I have learned through card drives for MD Anderson through SCS, and other card needs I have had, that there are times (like when someone has a terminal illness, for example),  that a traditional "Get Well" card is not always the appropriate sentiment for those needs.  For me personally, God's Word is what brings me hope and encouragement, and I find nothing more uplifting to my soul than a Scripture that reminds me of my hope and assurance in my Savior and Lord, and His perfect plan for me.  I also think some sentiments that remind us that someone is praying for us, or just sending love can be very uplifting.  And so.... these sets were designed.  I'm so thrilled to have them to use, and in beautiful classic ODBD style and beautiful font!  Thank you Kelley for making them in to stamps!  It brings tears to my eyes!

So today, in appreciation of ODBD customer support through the past 8  years, Kelley is offering a special 8th Anniversary prize package!!! 

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!
These are the first cards I have made in quite a while as I've been too weak to do much but I did so enjoy working with these sets and dies!!!  For the card above, I used Healing Prayers for my verse.   I also used the beautiful new dies released today: Lavish Layers and Filagree Frames.  Additionally I used Lovely Leaves and Shabby Rose Paper Collection, and some tiny pearls and Prima roses.  

 Here are the new release products I used today:

I do want to thank ALL of you who have been faithfully praying for me!!!  I have felt the power and presence of the Holy Spirit throughout the entire journey.  It was not easy to go through this chemo regimen, and I did have to miss that last 2 weekly doses of one chemo due to neurapathy it caused in my hands and feet.   However as of Mar 15,  I finished the rest of the course!!!  Now I get a few weeks to recover and then will have surgery.  I do appreciate your continued prayers as I am very weak and need to get stronger before the surgery.  I believe God has been answering all your prayers, and will continue to do so!  In the mean time, His sweet presence has given such peace and strength!  That is NOT of my own strength but of His!

Thank you so much for stopping by and viewing my samples of this awesome Anniversary Special Release, and I hope you love the release as much as I do!  Please visit my DT sisters and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the 8 awesome prizes being given away!!!

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