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.