Saturday, March 17, 2012

ODBD 4th Anniversary Special Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design Team Edition  Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Chris Olsen's incredible blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure to not miss anyone!  If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

 The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD!  It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we create!  If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store.  This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also quotes and sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or  projects.  I think you will find some of the most encouraging and uplifting words available in stamps in these special anniversary sets!

So, here are the Details of the Anniversary Hop:
  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Mar. 17 until 8pm EDT Mar 18.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 19.
  • Four  hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and One blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary  Bread Basket Bundle!!!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Along with your statement that you completed the hop, leave some Anniversary wishes for Kelley and the gang at ODBD! 
Now... for the brief details of my card:

I submitted this sentiment to The Sentiment Collection because I feel that the hardest cards I make are the sympathy cards, or the ones for people who are going through severe struggles, whether it be cancer, a terminal illness, a  loss of a loved one or even the loss of a job or other important part of our every day lives here on this earth!  Sometimes, words just come hard at times like that, and I wanted a sentiment that could be used for ANY loss or painful situation.  Directing pained and grieving hearts to God's faithfulness, His promises, and His perfect love is my greatest desire at such times.  I know I will use this sentiment often!  I hope you find it meaningful as well!

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My card base is SU! Kraft, and the designer paper is My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder's classic oval large, and framed with a SB Lacey oval. I have embossed a Cuttlebug design on the bottom, and added Fanciful Flourishes by Cheery Lynn. I added some hand dyed seam binding and various flowers from my stash, some Martha Stewart punched boughs, and then topped it off with a sweet Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small.

Now I will send you on to the next stop on the hop... be delighted with Debi's beautiful creation!

 Happy Anniversary Kelley and the ODBD Team!

170 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Elegant and Lovely card! The quote is wonderful! This is a perfect card for someone who needs the lift from their struggles.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How absolutely stunning Grace!! I just love your sentiment!!! Very useful for cards!! Your added floral and ribbon treatment with your colors is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Reny said...

I absolutely love this sentiment and you have framed it in such beauty! TFS!

Becky said...

Beautiful sentiment and gorgeous card Grace.

Patter Cross said...

Wow, this is AMAZING! Love every single detail. Especially love how you looped the ribbon behind the flower. Just the perfect creation. Blessings,

Tami B. said...

Simply beautiful!

Becky said...

Grace, this is total elegance...the colors are fabulous...the flowers & ribbon accents are wonderful, all the special touches you are so famous for. Just beautiful!

Linda R. said...

Wow! What a beautiful job you did. Your bouquet is lovely.

Dawn said...

just beautiful, Grace! love the sentiment too... I can see I NEED to go shopping!!!

Queen Mary said...

Grace, as usual, your creation is filled with grace -- beautiful work with the flower to compliment a wonderful sentiment -- I'm with Dawn -- I NEED to go shopping!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is Wow.

Holly

C.Good said...

So beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, your card is gorgeous!!! Hugs ~S~

Deborah said...

Your beautiful card is the epitome of the sentiment, restful. You have such an elegant sense of design.

Dottie said...

What a stunning card. Everything about it grabs your attention to se what is going on. Very interesting to look at and just plain gorgeous as you take it all in at one time.

Sherry Kushibab said...

What an eye you have to put these lovely papers and colors together. So many sweet and wonderful details and yet they do not detract from the sentiment. Great submission and I would say that they laid it out beautifully with the script and sweet heart at the bottom.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful card with such a meaningful and touching sentiment. TFS

Mathilda M said...

Total elegance Grace ... with all of your special touches ... tfs.

Cindy C. said...

Hi Grace, your card is so gorgeous and so elegant! Love everything about it!

kaybee said...

Elegant. Love the sentiment. All goes together perfectly.

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is so beautiful. Love the sentiment.... so pretty

Lee Ann said...

Wow! This is just beautiful, Grace. LOVE that bow!

Patti J said...

Grace, as always, it's a joy to stop by your blog! Thanks for my morning blessing, dear friend - your card is gorgeous, and I do so love that sentiment. Happy St. Pat's Day!

Gail said...

The colors are great, and it's a wonderful saying, and perfect for a sympathy card!

Darcy said...

Beautiful sentiment...lovely card

Sandee said...

Oh Grace! this may be my most favorite of all your cards!!! Stunning!!!

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome card, love the flowers

merrymstamper said...

The composition of your card is amazing! I love the quote, one that builds strength in the inner man.

Sarah said...

Your card is stunning! I love the quote. Hugs

Gayle said...

Beautiful...details make the flowers look real. Thank you for sharing your talent with us on this blog hop.

Gayle T.
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Connie M. said...

Grace! This is just so beautiful! I love all the stunning details! Your sentiment is just so beautiful too!!

Basslady said...

sweet grace, you are so incredibly gifted! what a fabulous and extraordinary creation!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Karen said...

How lovely!!! YOur cards always are. This is such a great sentiment-- useful for so many cards.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, your new stamp is so beautiful and touching....I know I will use it often as well...it says just the right words! Your card, my goodness, is so amazingly beautiful as well! Love and hugs, Angie

atc said...

What a gorgeously detailed card. I especially like your color combination.

Sarah Stainback said...

Great card! Love the new sentiments.

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the elegance of your card. Thank you for such a thoughtful sentiment. I agree on finding appropriate sentiments for those hard times in people's lives.

Mary C. said...

Grace. this is beautiful as always! Really like the verse and the design.

Ratty Hugs said...

This is a stunning card! I love the colors and the lovely flowers! I make a lot of cards and I am always looking for inspiration for them. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Jeanne said...

Beautiful and comforting card. The colors and design are perfect!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

So elegant! Sentiment is marvelous!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous, elegant card.

Kathy said...

Grace, this is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the muted colors and your design. The sentiment you chose is so beautiful and perfect for those who need comfort. The fonts and heart on this are so gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy

Lois Kennedy said...

This card is awesome! Love the way you used the flower as the center of the bow.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous! Your flowers are lovely and look like magnolias to me. The colors are just fabulous and all your details are so elegant and well thought out.

Crafty Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the soft colors, just elegant!!!

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the sentiment.

Tammy said...

Grace!!! Another uber anointed creation--truly:) So very special--------------------------may His Spirit every so over the top---intimately permeate your very being:) You are His princess. be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

tpolite said...

You are so right Grace. I find that I make more sympathy cards than anything these days and it is so hard to know what to say. This sentiment is really a great addition and a comfort to send. Thanks for your lovely card and sentiment!

BarbaraW said...

This is such a perfect sentiment. Your card is gorgeous.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, you have done it again! What a breathtaking creation and the sentiment what a great choice. This will allow us to make some pretty encouraging cards in so many situations! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

nzillingworth said...

Beautiful shades used here. Love the flowers blooming good card lol

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a sweet sentiment, perfect for those difficult cards youtalked about! I love all the dies you used and te flowers and bow are pure art!

Pat Gibson said...

Wonderful sentiment, gorgeous card and very nice music while looking at your creation! Thanks for sharing,

Melody said...

Lovely saying, beautiful card!!

stampencamper said...

what a greAZt card; the colors are so soft; and the message is so strong

Saints Rule! said...

What a powerful sentiment and so very true! A wonderful addition to any stamp collection... and I have to say your card is breathtaking! The blossoms and vines nestled together with those greenery springs and lush ribbon... So beautiful my friend! Thanks for all you do! Blessings...

Sandy M said...

Such a beautiful card. Your color choice and use of flowers makes it one of my favorites.

Christine said...

It has been a blessing to visit your blog. Thanks you for sharing a card that is not only a lovely work or art, but spoke directly to my heart. I love the song that played as I visited. Coming here was more than seeing a card; it was a touch from God that I needed. I would pray that my card making could bless others, too.

crazyoldsyd said...

The colors are beautiful here and the quote as well. Love all your work. God smiles at it. Thanks for sharing!

E. Marie said...

Grace, you took my breath away with this card. Love the sentiment you chose. Sometimes words cannot describe how a card touches you so I am just reaching across the internet to give you a hug.

Robbie said...

Really like your card. And the sentiment is so beautiful. You used my favorite branch MS punch. Like baby's breath in an arrangement, it adds exactly what you need to compliment a beautiful card.

JD said...

Awesome, Awesome card! The layout, the pretty flowers...so many pretty details!

Lisa said...

absolutely stunning! The colors are so soft and warm....I love the entire card!

Cards By Jan said...

This is STUNNING Grace, I love, love, love all your gorgeous detail, colours and especially the verse!!
What an awesome job Kelley did with these new verses, quotes, etc. You did another masterpiece here Grace!! love 7 hugz

Tina AKA GardenDiva on SCS said...

Oh Grace............I've just been staring at this gorgeous card. It just gives me such peace. ABsolutely amazing !!!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

This is a beautiful card. The more items I see made with this anniversary makes me want to buy all of them. God is good and blessings to you.

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. This is incredibly beautiful. Love absolutely every little detail (and you have so many!). THis would be put in a frame if I received it. I am sure whoever you give this to will feel the same.

JKB said...

Gorgeous card with a terrific sentiment. Best wishes for the future.

Danae Fayard said...

Beautiful ribbon!

Love the card.

Danae

Danae Fayard said...

Beautiful ribbon!

Love the card.

Danae

Danae Fayard said...

Beautiful ribbon!

Love the card.

Danae

britgirl58 said...

Gorgeous card. I have signed up to follow your blog....wonderful, thanks.

Debby said...

Luscious! Your card is fabulous, love everthing about it. Hugs

Dianna N. said...

The beauty of this card really drives the verse's meaning home!The colors are absolutely stunning... Everything about this card is stunning! What talent!

christi said...

grace, i love your attention to details. the scriptur is wonderful as are all of the elements that you used. you always add that extra touch to finish your projects. this is beautiful.

Maureen K. said...

I love the colour combination. Very elegant.

Karen W said...

Oh Grace, this is beautiful, I love the colors on this, I think I may have to CASE this!!

lauriewe said...

Such a beautiful card- I know a friend I should use this sentiment for!

tweetybugshouse said...

very pretty

rlovew said...

Beautiful I love your use of such thin and elegant diecuts on the card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Grace! Wonderful verse, beautifully embellished!

Sonia said...

I love every aspect of this card! Lovely!

Gail Goodman said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the sentiment and could see this as a got to card for friends in need of a lift.

Angela Fehr said...

It matters a lot to me to share meaningful verses and sentiments for sympathy cards - thank you for sharing this!

Nan G said...

Stunningly beautiful card! What a fabulous sentiment too!

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely... the colors are soothing... comforting....
Thanks for sharing!!
Jodi

Amy D said...

I love the sentiment and the colors you chose. This is a lovely card!

Annette S said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Charlotte Ann said...

A beautiful sentiment ... and, an absolutely stunning card. Love all the elements you incorporated, and the color combo you used is soft and "restful". Thank you for sharing.

MsCraftyLife said...

anniversary blessings to you and the team... as i look at each card... i see the gifts our Lord has given each of you...
Beautiful...thank you

God Bless, lydia

Becca Feeken said...

Grace you have a beautiful touch and I love taking in all the details of each and every thing you make! This is gorgeous and you are right, the verse is one that can be used again and again - can't wait to get this one!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan DR said...

Very elegant card. As you said,a sentiment you can use many times.

Tam said...

Lovely card! I like the color combo and I like the way you added that embossing flourish on the bottom. I have that one!

Ann said...

One word - Beautiful!
Mstgane
Ann

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Wow...fantastic!! Beautiful flowers!!

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous, grace and that quote is so beautifu!

amyvonachen said...

So pretty! The ribbon and flowers really tie the elements together nicely in this card. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Gorgeous card....wonderful sentiment!

Kathy said...

Stunning and elegant!!! I also love the choice of sentiment. Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Lovely! I obviously need more punches! LOL

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

This would make a totally lovely sympathy card. Yours is the first card of the hop that's inspired me to purchase the ODBD stamp set ... thank you!

Thank you for the inspiration!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Candy Meyers said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers and the use of other dies around the wording. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Susan said...

What a beautiful card. I really appreciate your choice of sentiment as many of us look for the right words to convey during those difficult times. Thank you.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. A marvellous sentiment for trying times.

tina said...

awesome card. love the sentiment

Linda Carson said...

I started w/your blog first to hear your playlist while hopping! Your artwork is always creative and inspirational! Beautiful details!

TrinaM said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card and an inspiring sentiment. TFS.

Only By His Grace said...

Oh my gosh! Grace this is one beautiful card. I so need to get this stamp. I love what it says. Your layout of your card is magnificent. Such elegance.
Hugs Maz

Sherry said...

WOW!!! so gorgeous!! love everything about it!!!

PJ said...

Grace,
I see such wonderful beauty and creativity in every one of the creations you post. You have such a gift and thank you for sharing it with us. I love the sentiment and can see many times when it would be perfect to use. Oh, yes...by the way the colors are fantabulous.

Anonymous said...

Grace: Your card is so beautiful. You are such an inspiration. A very talented breadstick.

Margie F.

Francie G. said...

Grace, this is just beautiful! Love the swirls and those beautiful flowers! Fabulous verse! I need this one! Hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs!

Caryn S said...

What a gorgeous color combination and I just fell in love with those flowers as soon as I saw them!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the flowers and seam binding.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the sentiment, so comforting.

Vicky said...

This si a beautiful card. Love the colors & the flowers & ribbon.

Serena said...

Beautiful sentiment framed by a stunning card!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful card; love the colors and details. Thanks for sharing. (This saying is great.)

Cheryl L :) said...

This is gorgeous!

Marionment said...

Beautiful card. The flowers are amazing.

Jan Marie said...

Oh Grace! Your card is so rich, warm and lovely!!The color combination is just stunning and then all of the lovely details and layers, upon layers!! Lovely work!! Hugs and blessings!

Lynne said...

Grace - WOW - this card is awesome. Love the colors you chose and the embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing.

Penny Reed said...

Grace, your cards are always so lovely and this one is no exception. This sentiment sounds just like you!

Kathy Jones said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Grace, as always, this is just spectacular!!! Your design and detailing are perfect to accent this beautiful sentiment!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card and love the sentiment...for all the reason's you given. A beautiful creation, as always.
Lu Cram

D'sCreations said...

This card is a true 'masterpiece' . Absolutely stunning!
Diane

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how beautiful your card is. love the layering and the flowers and flourish is supper. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Miriam said...

What a wonderful sentiment and what a gorgeous card! I truly love the ODBD stamp sets! Bless you for being a talented part of this Blog Hop!

susie hardin said...

Gorgeous Card. I love the stamp, Cheery Lynn dies and ribbon. Wow!

Holly Young said...

such gorgeous colors!!!!!!! and I love the flourishes!

wendy2512 said...

Oh my...so beautiful...all the wonderful touches and flourishes...wanna say swirlies..:0)...and such beautiful flowers..what a wonderful creation alltogether....TFS...:0)

Wendy Thompson said...

Your card is just stunning.

Sharlene L said...

Wow what a truly lovely card

Anonymous said...

lovely card and Wonderful verse. Think I need that stamp.
CHristie Anderson
kikikay@hotmail.com

Lucy said...

This is a very good sympathy sentiment; rest. Great way to express our heart for those who need to find God's refuge!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely sentiment and such beautiful flowers to frame it, love the delicate butterfly too!

Lara Mosby said...

Elegant design. Great design for a card or home dec item to display or give as a gift. VERY NICE!

Nancy said...

Grace your card moved me so much it brought tears to my eyes. I have been going through some tough times lately... How blessed will be the person who receives this card.

craftymom205 said...

What an elegant card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Carol E said...

such a stunning card, love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing it.

Vickie O'Dell said...

That is truly a beautiful quote and your lovely artwork highlights it. Thanks for sharing it in this new set!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the great dies and colors you used with your sentiment.

Lynn said...

I love the sentiment - it goes so well with the card layout. TFS

Laura said...

Love this! Gorgeous card.

Traci S. said...

Grace, I just love the words in your sentiment. It is so beautiful, such deep meaning and truth, to be used in so many ways. I love your meaning for putting this together, I think it would be beautiful for any occassion...weddings, birthdays...who would not want to hear these words?

The card is stunning. I love the large flowers, and the ribbon! The Cheery Lynn vine and leaves is so good at framing a sentiment area! I love the colors you chose. And, the butterfly was a lovely touch. I love this card, Grace!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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

Marimer said...

maravilloso, siempre son maravillosos tus trabajos, elegantes y perfectos, enhorabuena, eres mi inspiraciĆ³n.
Besitos.

BarbaraB said...

Wow, what a card. I enjoy your blog and your many card designs.

Marie D. said...

Beautiful simply beautiful!!!!! You always have to cards that touch my heart.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your card and what an uplift it is to me today! My one word for God is faithful because He is the Lord who carries me in the good and bad. While looking at your lovely card the song "blessing" began to play. Laura wrote this song after losing her husband. Jesus called my husband and child home to glory at an early age recently and as always - My GOD is FAITHFUL! Thank you so very much for touching my spirit today. Blessing to you - tdharris1@cox.net

Mary D said...

awesome card....beautiful sentiment!!!

Pati said...

Very pretty, wonderful verse. Very nice color combo & layers, love the way you add color with your embellishments, elegant look and not too much! : )

Greta said...

Wonderful colors, design--everything! Gorgeous work!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very classy and elegant...you have such a nice touch with embellishments....a soft and classy 'hand'...lovely work, Grace

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors, details, and design, Grace! Wonderful sentiiment, too! Lovely card!

Janice said...

I love your colors. Beautiful sentiment!

Dottie said...

Hi Grace:
How absolutely stunning I just love your sentiment!!! all of your cards are just gorgeous. Hope all went well with the Dr. Sending love and prayers your way. I would love to do the blog hop but I am just not up to it not that I wouldn't love to have all those wonderful goodies. but I hope you understand
God Bless
Hugs
Dottie

Jan Castle said...

Great card...especially like you color choices!
Jan

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty card...so elegant!
Jan

Anonymous said...

This is stunning, and the words, as you said, could be for a variety of occasions when it is hard to find the right words. Thank you for putting it so succinctly, subtly. I particularly like your bow & flowers. --Jennifer in Ohio

meemee48 said...

Love this. The colors are so subtle but beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the pretty details. TFS

Rona said...

Gorgeous card and yes I will use this sentiment often as well!! I love this - it is one that will be perfect in so many situations and a great one to use for some cards to have on hand!! THANK YOU.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow beautiful combination of die cuts - so much dimension in this beautiful card. That flower and ribbon bow are so pretty. This is a wonderful sentiment.

Clare Curcio said...

This card is absolutely perfect! The colors are WOW together, and the details you've used so work together! Beautiful, Grace!
Hugs,
Clare

Janie Printz said...

Wow! What a fabulous creation. Your colors are so beautiful in those soft mutes tones & that sentiment is heartfelt. Beautifully done.
Janie

Janie Printz said...

Wow! What a fabulous creation. Your colors are so beautiful in those soft mutes tones & that sentiment is heartfelt. Beautifully done.
Janie

Kelley said...

So BEAUTIFUL!! Love your sentiment and I am sure many others will too!!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS!