Sunday, April 1, 2012

ODBD April 1 Release Blog Hop & News!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs April 1 Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from  Dawns Blog, you are in the right place!  If you just happened here, you might want to hop on over to the ODBD Blog and start from there so you don't miss a chance to win any of the four great prizes this month, and pick up all the details there!  You have until Monday April 2, 8PM EDT to complete the hop! 


We do have one announcement we want to be sure you get!

We have decided to extend our Customer Favorites Contest!  You now have until April 7th to add your submission to the Customer Favorites Contest for a chance to win a free set and the chance to be a guest designer for the release of "your" set!  So leave us your ONE choice of favorite short Scripture, spiritual quote or spiritual sentiment, and YOUR submission might be in the next ODBD Customer Favorites Sets!  Read all the details and leave your submission  HERE!  ***PLEASE take time to see the Scriptures already in sets list  so you don't waste your one submission on one that's already in a set!

Now... on to my creation:

Prayer-of-St-Frances

I used the Prayer of St. Francis, which we all are familiar with if for no other reason than having heard the song that was made using the words of this prayer.  I have been singing that song ever since I created this card! LOL!  Anyway... my card base is Bazzill and is cut with Spellbinders Labels 23 Grand.  The prayer is stamped on My Mind's Eye Bella Bella dp. I used Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies Small, Versafine Sepia Ink, Martha Stewart bough punch,ZVA Creative small white roses, and the larger pink rose if from the bridal dept. at Micheal's.  This was super quick and easy but with the cut shape, it packs quite a punch! 

Thanks so much for visiting... now from here you'll hop to Sabrina's Scrumptious Blog!

87 comments:

Dawn said...

beautifully done, Grace! perfect for #23 and love the colors

Dottie said...

This card is so well cone and so classey. It could be used for a guy or a gal. Beautiful clean and crisp job.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is so yummy!!! I love the colors and flowers in the corner! The dies you chose work really well with the prayer!! Just gorgeous!!! Love and hugs, Angie

maryc1254 said...

I love the beautiful colors and simplicity of your card.

Sheri said...

I love the prayer of St. Francis and also the song. This is simply beautiful!

christi said...

what a blessed way to enliven the st francis prayer. love the flowers. beautiful card.

Jan B. said...

What a great idea for use of the dies. This card is so classy, plus that prayer would also be comfort this would be an awesome card to send. I love your creativity and ideas and always love to visit your blog. Thanks for all the work you put into this. Thanks for sharing this and blessings to you.

Mary B. said...

This card is so beautiful. It is perfect. This would make a great plaque too. All these cards on this blog are stunning.

tina said...

very beautiful card love the different die cuts

Gail said...

Beautiful shaped card!
The colors are perfect!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Grace! Love the shape and the prayer.

snowbear said...

Beautiful card... I love the die cut and the stamp.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!! I love that prayer and it's so great for friends!

Sandee said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning!!! I really need to do more shaped cards! You have inspired me!!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card. I love this poem, and you have showcased it so nicely. I like the way you centered the rose in the butterfly die.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card Grace! Love that it is shaped and I love the prayer of St Francis!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! I love the elegant shape and the sepia tones are so elegant. Your corsage in the corner adds just the right touch of color.

Scrap-n-happy said...

What a lovely card. I love the flowers & butterfly embellishments. :)

Lorraine said...

What an elegant looking card. Your colours also make it have that elegant look. Very nice.

Draisey said...

I like the shape of the card and the use of brown instead of black.

Davi said...

Beautiful is looks so old as if its been someones favorite for many years !!

Sonia said...

What a FABULOUS card! I love all the elements you incorporated. This prayer is definitely one that would benefit all of us if we remembered to put it into practice daily.

Melody said...

Your card very pretty.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Hettie H said...

WOW! This card is fantastic.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Gorgeous your Card is. i love the die you chose its my Favorite die to use. Love the colors and the Sentiment is great. love love the roses and the butterfly. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com
ps would you think about doing a titorial of how you make the cards with this kind of dies it sure would be great.

jkreucher said...

How beautiful Grace. This is one of my all time favorite shapes!
stunning creation!
hugs
Judy

Queen Mary said...

Grace, I too love that you used the die cut and I'm thrilled someone made a sample with the prayer -- your colors are so perfect for the Franciscans!

Karyn said...

I like how the prayer on your card is the centre of attention. Like the prayer is what is getting crafted around. Nice idea and beauty card.

Tami B. said...

This one is a double treat, beautiful for the eyes and for the soul.

Linda said...

Beautiful work of Art. It would be lovely Framed.

Pati said...

Beautiful! Love how you made the prayer the focus, love the shapes and colors you used.

Sherry said...

gorgeous!! love the shape of the card as well!!

Becky Green said...

LOVELY CARD! LOVE the different shaped cards! :)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card! Love that the wonderful prayer is so giftedly made the centerpiece.
Lu C

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love it all! Hugs ~S~

atc said...

Wow. Gorgeous card! The tan, beige, brown colors are perfect for the prayer, set off nicely with your lovely embellishments.

Tammy said...

Grace!!! So very powerful and anointed----I love the prayer AND the pop of color that explodes with love and life---the pink rose:) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean form you! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

macjuna01 said...

Beautiful color & lovely card Grace.

Sandy M said...

Such a beautiful card. And the prayer is the perfect touch. Love it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Serene and beautiful! Lovely card!!!

Penny Reed said...

Such a beautiful card with the verse as a focal point. Everytime I visit you site, I almost cry from the music. I love that song!

Laura P. said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the prayer!

Gemiel said...

Beautiful card Grace. Love the colors and the shape is a wonderful added touch.

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Grace! I love the rich colors and how you used the prayer as your central focus! The die cut seems to draw the eye in. Such a lovely and powerful card! Blessings...

Charlotte said...

Very nice. Might want to try it sometime. Background music was great!

Reny said...

Lovely! I love the shape of the card and the awesome colors as well. TFS!

Nancy said...

Grace, I have nothing but complete respect for your awesome talent. I always stop to analyse what you have done and how you have done it in the hope some of it might rub off on me, lol. Wow! Thanks for sharing this.

Susan said...

Fantastic. Absolutely love everything about this card - especially the shape.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Grace, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love that Grand Label (note to self, I should have bought that one) the shape is perfect for this prayer. You always blow me away with your stunning creations! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

Grace: This is a WOW card!!! So beautiful. Love the colors.

Margie F.

kathy l said...

you could frame it and hang it on the wall.

kathi17 said...

I love this card. The shape, flowers and colors are beautiful, and the prayer is such a wonderful one.

E. Marie said...

Grace, this is stunning. Beautiful card design and coloring. I am on my way to Michael's - that rose is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! Love that the prayer is the main attraction! Fabulous job.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the shape and embellishments.

Nan G said...

Beautiful card with a lovely prayer!

JD said...

Very pretty!

Terri S said...

Love how crisply this stamps one of my favs. Your card is lovely...love the little touches of white.

carol.drumwright said...

What a lovely design! Very elegant and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

Grace, I just love this!! Thanks for sharing!!

thinker said...

stopped by just to say that I was thinking of you today. How are you? I do hope all is going OK...

Charlotte Ann said...

Fabulous card! Love the shape you've chosen for this prayer. It's perfect. Your embellishments are just right - not too few and not many to take away from the prayer. {Love the flower at the center of your butterfly. Most times you see pearls there.}

Jo4Him said...

Stunning card; love it.Thanks for sharing.

rlovew said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of the card and how well it shows off the prayer.

BoPeepRN said...

What a divinely beautiful card. I love these stamps.

Becca Feeken said...

Grace, this is exquisite! Love the colors and all your embellies - so rich and regal.

Cards By Jan said...

Love, love, love how you did your card Grace!! with the use of the die cut, to your gorgeous flowers, which just set off the verse so well, AWESOME!! Hugs

stampencamper said...

what a great card to share and great prayer

Anonymous said...

Love the card. Everything is great. I love the prayer.

Holly Paulson

Evette K. said...

Amazing fabulous card!!!!! Your talent shines through it. And your Ricky is a stunning cat. I have a black cat too...Stinky who is this summer 17 years old. He is amazing. God bless. ekc

Marlena M. said...

I can hear my grandmother singing this; I think it was her favorite. Beautiful card, Grace!

Leanne said...

Truly beautiful! Brought back memories of my school days as we had to say this prayer daily at assembly.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful prayer and I love the fancy cut of this card. Just beautiful!

Laura said...

Gorgeous card, and I do love this prayer.

JKB said...

Just too pretty for words. The stamp is wonderful!

Debbie said...

Stunning!
I got my first pet when I moved into my first apt. She was a sweet Terrier/Dauschand mix and was a great friend until she passed a few years ago. I still think of her often.

Alison H said...

Grace it's beautiful It all works so well together I love this prayer and will be sending it out, using flowers and butterflies simply suits it so much. Love it

Mary C said...

So simply yet so elegant. I like your style and I love this new poem.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is a beautiful card, love the prayer and the nestie.

Judi said...

This may have been quick and easy but it looks like there was a lot of time and care put into it. Just lovely, and this is my favorite prayer.

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sheree said...

A truly inspiring card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kelley said...

Beauitful, GRace!! Love the frame you made for the prayer!!

Peggysuez said...

Just gorgeous Grace!