Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Designer's Favorites Flower Hunt Game!



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We are celebrating the 4th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread designs!  All this week we have special events going on over on the ODBD Blog, so be sure to check them out!  Today we have something that we hope will be pure fun for all! One Dozen of the Bread Sticks have baked up a special game for you! We decided to shower ODBD with a bouquet of flowers, since flowers are one of the traditional gifts for a 4th anniversary. You will be collecting these flowers along the way, and creating a beautiful bouquet for Kelley and all of Our Daily Bread designs!

We each have created a special card or project using at least one of our own personal ALL TIME FAVORITE ODBD sets. SIX of us will also have a special blog button with a special flower on it! (It will be labeled as a Designer's Flower Hunt Game, and will give the name of a flower.) Look for it in the designer's side bars of their blogs. HINT:  I just might be one of the designers who has one... so look carefully! :)

To play the game:

  • Visit each designer listed below
  •  Leave a comment 
  • Keep a list of each designer who has a special flower blog button.  Write down the designer's name and the name of the flower they have.  
  • When you have visited all 12, left comments and found the 6 flowers, send an email to me (Grace )at gnywening@yahoo.comSimply name the 6 designers who had the flowers and the flower they had.  
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all who email me with their list by 9:00pm EST Mar. 15th!

In celebration  of the FOUR years that ODBD has been giving glory to God, and growing as a significant player in the stamping world, we decided  to try to pick our FOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE ODBD sets, and to use at least one on our project today.  Yikes!!!  How can I possibly just choose 4?  Well.... if I have to, I have listed here what I believe are :
Sing to the Lord  because I just LOVE the bird and flower images in this set!
Scripture Collection 4 and Scripture Collection 7 - because I love the Scriptures in these sets, and they are two of the sets that have my submitted favorite verse so I use them often!
Birthday Blessings  because I collect teacups and LOVE this image, as well as the size of the Happy Birthday font.... it's so easy to tuck in anywhere on your layout!

So here is what my project using some of my all time favorite ODBD sets...

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I used two of my favorite sets... Sing to the Lord, and Scripture Collection 7.  I also used another suggestion that I made for a stamp... It is Well with My Soul Hymn.

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My layout is a very different design very roughly based on an idea I saw somewhere on Pinterest, though I totally redsigned it! LOL!  I used a number of dies on this card:  Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish Doily, Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents, Spellbinders Labels 17 & Labels  8, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder (sorry, I can't remember the name).  The base is Bazzill Safari, designer paper is Prima Romantique, brushed God by Recollections, Ivory cs by Gina K.  I also had to add a little silk for this 4th anniversary... so the bow is May Arts Silk.  I did all the coloring with Copics and finished with Hero Arts Pearls, Gold Cording, Tassle and Trims from my stash, and brads from m stash.  Lots of sponging with Adirondak Latte, and the other stamping was done with Memento Ink.


Here is a picture of it totally open laying flat so you can see better the full design:

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Now, I'll send you on your way.  Here are the dozen bread sticks in the bread basket today:

Grace  {you are here}

Don't forget the blog hop and release of the Special Edition Anniversary sets on March 17!  You won't want to miss it!!!!  Hope to see you then... and enjoy all the other things going on this week on the ODBD Blog!!!

Blessings,

100 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Grace this is just stunning! Love the design it is so clever. Beautiful use of the flowers and verses.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, there are not enough adjectives to describe how insanely awesome this project is! You are my hero! Thank you for your inspiration!!! Love and hugs, Angie

Diane said...

Your work is just gorgeous!

Patter Cross said...

Grace, there are SO many things I love about this! Just an amazing piece that is beyond words! Like Angella said, there are not enough adjectives!!!! Truly amazing and beautiful! Have a blessed and joyous day!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

This is beautiful....

Cindy C. said...

Hi Grace, your project is amazing. Yup, it's so much more than a card, and there are so many beautiful elements to look at. You've left me in awe!!

christi said...

wow, what an adorable card. when i first looked at it, it reminded me of the library at the biltmore house. the panels have the tooled leather look. just a cool card.

JKB said...

Grace, you have created an amazing card! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Grace, I have to agree on the choices of Scripture collections-both 4 and 7 have many verses I love. Your triptych card is amazing!
Happy 4th Anniversary OBD:)

Francie G. said...

Grace, this is above and beyound gorgeous! What an amazing project and you have used my favorite set! Hope your day is beautiful! Hugs!

Bunnyfreak said...

Amazing set. I love it.

Karen W said...

Wow I agree this is fabulous and amazing!!! Love the flowers!

ScrapCheryl said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so creative! Awesome!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow - what great colors and papers you have used with these great sets. LOL about the inspiration from Pinterest...I end up hungry every time I Pin and see all those delish recipies. Another lovely and incredibly creative creation. Hugs.

christa-peter said...

Wonderful creation Grace, I love the combination of different dies so inspirational.

Traci S. said...

Grace this is such a beautiful ornate project! I just love the different layers of dp. And, the book marks are so beautiful with that Scripture and the wonderful flowers! I love the hymn "It Is Well with My Soul" and I am glad you managed to fit it into this unique and absolutely spectactular layout!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Becky said...

wow Grace..These are stunning. I just love them both, love that second one and must try this..:)

Lori said...

I like the accordian connection between the front & back of the card with a message/hymn pop-up. Great idea for gifting bookmarks.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, this bookmark card/holder is out of this world!! I love the colors you chose and your amazing design! You are one of my biggest inspirations and that is not just with your gorgeous creations, but the heart you have for God!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

beautiful card with the added bonus of the beautiful bookmark gifts

Karen McAlpine said...

This is just lovely! Love all the folds and pockets on the inside!!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is just Beautiful and such a wonderful design! Lovely layering of dies and great idea with the pockets!

Carol E said...

Wow! Just beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

Deborah said...

This beautiful card just goes on and on, and so does your posting. I've just spent half an hour enjoying all your links, and the stamps and samples there.

Marsha said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and unique.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, love everything about it. These blog hops are always something to look forward too. Love them. Thanks for sharing

sydegan@hotmail.com

Ann Marie said...

Your work is amazing!

Mary Jo Stew said...

I love the colors you used. Beautiful!

Cards By Jan said...

Grace....This is STUNNING!! Wow hun...all those lovely details...wow, my mouth is gasp..hanging open, with your beautiful masterpiece!! love (all) your elements!! hugs

rlovew said...

Stunning projects! You have an amazing way of creating with many different things and bringing them together wonderfully.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just stunning work!!! I love everything about all of the details and wonderful stamps you used here- the inside of the card- fabulous!!!

Tami B. said...

What a beautiful project and such a fun and unique idea.

Vickie O'Dell said...

I can see why that bird and flower are favorites. This is such a creative idea for a card. It would be a wonderful gift for a friend. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning project Grace, love the design! Wonderfully embellished!

Sandee said...

Grace this is stunning! So creative!

Donna DeWitt said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!!! It is gorgeous and any recipient would be in awe to receive it. Thanks for sharing and providing such fabulous inspiration!

Caryn S said...

Pretty is inadequate. What an amazing amount of work went into this! I love the pockets.

FrancineB said...

wow! Gorgeous project!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so neat! I love this project and it looks gorgeous! I'm going to file this one away on pinterest!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Grace This is beautiful. Love the colors you used.

Erleen F. said...

I am really enjoying all the idaes on your web site! I like Card Making! Erleen F.

Candy Meyers said...

This is such a creative project. I love it.
Candy Meyers

ChristineCreations said...

Grace, this is just beautiful, you can see all the creative and special touches you've put into it! This would be my favourite set from ODBD as well.

ChristineCreations said...

Grace, this is just beautiful, you can see all the creative and special touches you've put into it! This would be my favourite set from ODBD as well.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, what an amazing creation. Love that.

Marlena M. said...

Breathtaking! What an incredible project, Grace.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous and amazing project! Perhaps you could give a tutorial sometime.:) I love it!

Nan G said...

Wow! I thought the outside of this card was super ...then you show us the inside!!!! You blew us away Grace!!!

All things beautiful said...

Gosh! What an inspiring card. Love it!

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, as always, you continue to inspire and amaze! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for everything you do and the chance to win! XO

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Jaw-dropping, inspirational, creative, gorgeous, priceless, amazing and I like it too!

thefrashers said...

wow! what a gorgeous project. i thought it looked so rich in all the details. it gives the eye a lot to discover.

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Grace! What a wonderful treasure! I love all the rich details. That doily looks so regal behind the image. The coloring is so soft and feminine! Just love every precious detail! Blessings...

Anonymous said...

Grace, this is a beautiful piece of art. I love this project. All your cards are so lovely and an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Margie F.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how absolutely stunning Grace!! I just love the fold, your coloring, colors, and design!! Wowzer...Unbelievable!!! You are amazing!!
hugs,
Chris
ODBD is so blessed to have you!! Thanks for all you do for ODBD, the team and for the anniversary this week!! TTYS!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Love the Vintage look and the pockets are cool. the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing.

Caitiumom said...

I love this card with the book mark, i also love it is well with my soul. My friend just taught on sunday and referred to that song. i need to get that stamp to send her a card.

Pam D said...

I LOVE out of the box ideas and this is out of this world, awesome! Just stunning.
Would love to have you stop by my new blog and tell me what you think. TFS!
http://itisfinisheddesigns.blogspot.com/

Jennifer S said...

wow! what a card! I love the uniqueness of this card!

Linda said...

Grace, this is absolutely amazing. Such beautiful artistic work and a nice choice of stamps and scriptures.

Sherry said...

Wow, how beautiful!! I like all the extra flowers you used!

Linda R. said...

You work is impressive. Beautifully complicated card.

Teresa said...

Wow Grace what a beautiful card. I love the embossing and the beautiful tags. Amazing! Hugs, Teresa E.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card and I love the pockets inside with the book marks.

Tanja said...

Lovely card and bookmarks. Happy ODBD anniversary!

craftymom205 said...

Love your project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Grace, I love your bookmark card. What a wonderful way to share God's Word :) I am going to have to give this a try.

BarbieP - SCS

Peggysuez said...

Grace this project is stunning! Such a great amount of work and we know, love, goes into these projects, your talents never cease to bring pleasure to the viewer. P.S. How's the crochet going? :)

Jonia said...

Wow Grace this is just awesome girl. I may have to try one of these. Just beautiful!

stampencamper said...

Grace, Wow, this begs to be displaying. what an award winning card, so much detail, great images, great overall display

Tammy said...

Grace!!! Upon your first picture---"Sooo pretty" came out of my mouth---then upon seeing the other pictures, "How BEAUTIFUL!" This is such an anointed work of art:) Thank you so very very much for sharing and allowing me to glean from you:) huge hugs be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

CarrollAnn (MrsBoz) said...

Grace, it sure looks like this flower hunt game is popular!! All your work is always gorgeous. You've been blessed with such a gift!!!

Gemiel said...

Grace, this is STUNNING!!! Love the colors you used and all the attention to the little details!!

Rona said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the dainty details - the pockets are a really cute idea!

Chris said...

Grace, I would love for you to do a youtube on this. Would love to make one for a very dear friend who is very lost right now. Your cards always take my breath away. Love Your Friend in God.
Christine

Sarah Stainback said...

What a great card! So original.

Jackie W. said...

Wow! What else can I say-beautiful! Really like this-looks like lottttts of work, tho. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful work of art!Love the beautiful detail. Thanks for sharing.
Dalene Olivier
South Africa
dalene@dnhmanufacturing.co.za

Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning work Grace! I love all the layers and dps you used in this project!

Mrs. Hill said...

Just beautiful! Lots of interaction and that bird on the branch is lovely.

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

You make such awesome cards. Lucky person who receives this. This is truly lovely.

Kay Lusnak said...

Mrs. Grace,
Honestly, my compliments may get old, but thank you once again for sharing your beautiful work with us. The favorites' list keeps growing.
Blessings to a friend (it seems like you are!)
Kay in Tulsa

Lee Ann said...

Grace, every one of your cards is exquisite and this one is no exception. I love what you have done with the dogwood stamp and the colors you have chosen.

Marie D. said...

What a gorgeous creation you created. I really love the color combination you used, bravo to you. Simply beautiful!

JD said...

Oh, Wow, this is fabulous! Beautifully done!

Sandra said...

very clever - beautiful as well.
Sandra ltb

Sherry Gardner said...

Oh Grace,
I absolutely love love love your card.....this is stunning....

Leanne said...

Simply beautiful!!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Grace!! This is stunning!! I love the flowers,coloring, and your bow is gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Nicki

lin_ka1 said...

Great idea, and the execution masterly

Dawn said...

such an awesome design, Grace! beautiful, one of my favorite sets too!!

Sue D said...

This is beautiful and would make a wonderful gift.

itzamitzi said...

This is an absolutely fantastic card! I can see that you put a lot of time into it. I will be buying that song background when I have some spare funds. Love it!
I have to say I think you big kitty is beautiful too.
Mitzi

JoAnn said...

Awesome card, Grace!

merrymstamper said...

LOL...I just commented for this card on your other card! I love all the details and the gorgeous colouring on this bird! :-)

Beate said...

Wow! What an amazing project. Every single detail is perfect and beautiufl!
Hugs and smiles

Kelley said...

Wowzers...awesome project! you hit this one right out of the park!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!! This is AMAZING! Love the interesting fold & pockets for bookmarks!

Victoria said...

LOVE this project found it on Pintrest and made my own version! Thanks for sharing. PS it looks like we have twin kitties mine weights 17lbs and looks identical! :)