Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A little blog candy from me to you!


Hello my blogging friends! I do hope you are all well and if you are in the US, I hope you are staying cool in this HOT weather, and safe from all the terrible fires we've had across the west!

Today I have a card to share that is made with this month's release at Our Daily Bread designs.  This card is made using Flowering Faith.  The little corner flower works out perfectly for stamping off the edge of the paper to give a custom mat for your main panel, or any panel.  In this case, I stamped the image off the edge of both panels.  I inked the stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers, coloring just the little flower pink, and the rest green.  The sentiment is also colored with markers.  The card shape is cut with a Spellbinders Label 23, and the sentiment panel is cut with a Spellbinders Label 16, and popped up with dimensionals.  The bling around the sentiment panel is from Want 2 Scrap.  The little butterfly is cut with a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Mini, and the ribbon is May Arts Sheer ribbon. I am entering this in this week's Shining the Light Challenge over on the ODBD Blog.  This week the challenge is Anything Goes with ODBD stamps!

So... how would you like to win this card and a little box of goodies from me to you?  All you have to do is leave me a comment below, and I will draw a winner on Friday July 6th, and announce it here on my blog.  I will send this card and some specially selected favorite goodies to the winner!  You do not have to be a follower to win, but of course if you like my work and would like to follow me, I'd love to have you!  To follow,  just click on the "Follow Me" button on my side bar.

Have a wonderful week, and for all my American friends..... Happy 4th of July!
Please PRAY for America!!!  Never before have we needed it more!  May God bless America!

Blessings,
Grace 

94 comments:

Moni said...

Gorgeous card and fab details.Hugs,Moni

Jackie said...

Hi Grace,
Have a fabulous week too. Your card is lovely and the message is timeless.
Jackie

cutekipepeo@gmail.com

Becky said...

Grace, what a beautiful card and sentiment! I would love, love, love to have one of your creations and to think that you would add some of your favorite goodies to the package is a definite plus! Hope you & your family have a great 4th and you are right...America needs our prayers for sure!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wow..this card is absolutely beautiful..two of my favorite colors together put on a beautiful diecut card framed to remind me to hold on, break through with 'Faith'.

Pat said...

Your blog is so inspirational and uplifting. I love your cards and projects. I just got into blogging -- and you are a stop on my morning blog jog. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lou said...

Wow 2 win this BEATIFULLY made & lovely card will be such a Great
thing to have AND FRAME to keep as a reminder, Thanks you 4 all u give us in Ur creative gift of spirit, Here's right back to ya,

Anonymous said...

Grace...your card is absolutely beautiful, and, very creatively done. The colors an design...WOW! This is one of my favorite inspiration Scriptures, I live it every day. I would love to win and frame this as a reminder of you and how God blesses me. If I am chosen...you can contact me at
bluettv9@comcast.net

Love In Christ,
Veronica

Anonymous said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. Love all the details. Love the new stamps.
You are definitely right, we need to pray for America like never before. God Bless America
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.
JoAnn
scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

Rachel Brooks said...

I would love to win the card and goodies! I've never had a winning streak but don't stop trying! The card is beautiful. Love your choice of color - unusual for me, but very effective.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Love that bow! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing card Grace! You always bless my heart with your words of encouragement! Thanks for all you do at ODBD! Blessings...

Lori

Patti said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the sentiment..it is so TRUE. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Ha - you bet I'm gonna comment, would love to own a "Grace Creation", after all you used pink (a fave color of mine) and bling!!! Just love your creativity and vision when you ink up and stamp. Hugs for a wonderful week.

MARYLINIS said...

It is a beautiful card. I love the colors,the bling,the organza bow. And the sentiment its so true and inspiring. Love your job. God bless you. I love the sentiments and stamps of ODBD,I think I'm gonna break my little piggy bank to buy someones. ;-)

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Nan G said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background you've stamped! I would be so honored to win this! Your work is fabulous! Thanks for the chance and for the little extra blog blog candy. Blessings

alethea said...

What a fab card!! love the detail!! Thanks for a chance to win it and some other goodies! Hugsxx

Leanne said...

I love your creations & am already following you. I hope to be the lucky one & win the giveaway too. Thank you!

Judy Jackson said...

This card is just beautiful! I would love to win -- so many terrific details!

Sue S. said...

This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for a chance to win :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

Mary Jo Peterson said...

I love this card...it would be an awesome gift just to display in my living room.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
mjpsew@aol.com

Rona said...

Beautiful card and sentiment!! I also want to thank you for the extra effort you always put in sharing so much on the ODBD blog!! I have gotten the posts by email for quite a while and they are always inspiring!!
Rona
stamps_scrapbooksbyrona@hotmail.com

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card. I love ODBD stamps and this is a perfect example of why I love them!

Chris said...

I read your blog everyday however I do not leave a comment. Love your work. Your work has blessed me so much. I pray that you and your family have a save 4th of July. You are so right when you say we need to pray for America. Thank You for being such a blessing to me.

Your Sister in Christ
Christine

creativearts said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and all of those rhinestones. I just went to a scrapbooking show and bought lots of Our Daily Bread stamps and got the beautiful catalog. Have a wonderful 4th and stay safe.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! I love the shape and beautiful background! Wonderful sentiment and love the bling around it! Hope you are doing well! Stay cool! Hugs!

Frea said...

Hello Grace, just love this card, such a gorgeous design and a great sentiment too! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! And thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful card.
Hugs, Frea

E. Marie said...

Beautiful card!! I love the layering you did, and of course I love the bling.

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace,

How exciting! Thank you for your very generous surprise! A chance to receive this beautifully made card, and some goodies...how special! I absolutely love your blog, and how you share about the Lord, you know that. I LOVE the style of this card...reminds me of something I may have put in my dream bedroom to see first thing in the morning and so feminine. It has 2 of my favorite colors...I just love pink, and green was one of my wedding colors! That bow is perfect, and those flowers are a unique way to edge your card!

Have a safe and special July 4th!
And, yes, I agree, we need to pray for our country and our leaders.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Tammy said...

grace---it was a surprise to me that I didn't already 'follow' you as I come to your blog at least weekly:) Thank you for your generosity and for being the powerful woman of God that you are:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com
PS---The Lord used you last month to be an enabler:)---After seeing your 'old' flag card---I got to purchase the stamps---and I get to post a project today ---in which that stamp was used:)

Anonymous said...

I would love some 'goodies"... I am teaching classes to girls who are in treatment for addiction, and using my supples, so am running out really fast :) If I win, you can email grandangels4x@aol.com thank you !!

Mary Babet said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love all the colors, shape, and glimmer. It looks like a painting. All of your projects on this page are gorgeous. It makes me want every ODBD stamp!

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh how gorgeous! Love this card!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Rose said...

Lovely card, Grace. I'm heading for my mail box now ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

Rosietoes said...

Hi Grace. It seems odd to read that you are praying for folks re the heat and fires and we are praying for those who are flooded out of their homes with the torrential rain we've been having. Our heating is still on as it gets pretty chilly later in the day. Certainly the weather has a lot to answer for doesn't it.
Lovely card as always. I hope you and yours remain safe and sound and a very happy thanksgiving to you all.

Edna x

Anita Braddock said...

OMG Your Card is Beautiful. Love Love the Stsmp set for your Background paper and the Spellbinders die is Awesome. I use this Die so much. Love the butterfly and the layering is perfect love the Sentiment. The added Bling and the Gorgeous Bow is Amazing. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win and I would love to have this card as well, what an Awesome giveaway.
Hugs
Anita

Christine said...

Hello Grace!
I bookmarked your blog after visiting on so many of the ODBD hops! Your work is encouraging and gorgeous, and I love to stop by and see it. This is a wonderful card...the Flowering Faith is my favorite of the new releases, and I admire all the pretty treatments you have given he card. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful card and it would be pretty in a frame. I love that with God all things are possible. Thanks for the opportunity to have one of your cards. I have been following you unofficially for along time. Luv Luv Luv your work.

Lorraine said...

i absolutely love this one huni its so pretty and i adore the greeting too thanks for the chance of winning xx

Shoregirl said...

I love all of your pretty creations....you always do amazing work!

maryr917 said...

This is such a beautiful card Grace as your work always is and I would love to win it as well as the goodie box

Becky said...

Hi Grace;
This is just stunning girl! Love the pink and green and all those Rhine stones are gorgeous.
Have a great 4th my sister :)

Sandra said...

I love this beautiful card. The sentiment is awesome. You are such a blessing!

Pam J said...

Beautiful!

stamps&cars said...

Love the way the dies compliment each other so well. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, as always, another gorgeous design. I love the pink and green together...and that bow! WOW! Thanks for the chance to win such a treasure! Blessings....

Andrene said...

Winning one of your cards would be candy enough for me!! You always create beautiful projects!! I am already a follower and love your blog.

Traci M said...

Oh, Grace, I absolutely love your card!! The colors are my favorites combined,and you've finished it off beautifully with your dies. I really like he look those markers give, too. Have not tried any of those yet. The fire near our home here is contained as of this week...what a relief!

Anonymous said...

Oh, fun....blog candy! I love your creations and the whole aura of your blog....so sweet and uplifting. TFS all your beautiful art. Jan D., Florida

debpaint16 said...

Your card is So Beautiful!! The pink & Green together is a wonderful combination! It would be an honor to win one of Your Beautiful Creations!!! Thanks for the chance!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Penny Reed said...

I am always in awe of your work. I love everything you do. How sweet of you to offer a chance to actually have this card in one's hands!

Elaine M said...

Lovely lovely card!!!! You are so inspiring with your creations - thx so much for sharing your talent with us.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card & love the sentiment. So true.

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace this is such a beautiful card - love every little detail :-)
Thank you so much for all the gracious comments you leave on my blog too.
Blessings
Maxine

voyager said...

Your card is so beautiful!! The sentiment is such a true statement, too!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a bright and beautiful card! I love the colors and the whole design. The sentiment is absolutely perfect for an encouragement to anyone in a rough patch. Blessings,
Valerie Martin

Anonymous said...

Grace, your card is so beautiful. I love the sentiment. It is so true. Happy 4th, and God Bless America.

Margie F.

Linda R. said...

Card is beautiful!! The pink and green are just perfect together.

Judith Tetley said...

Pink and green are my favourite colours and they look gorgeous on your card. A beautiful message and card that would be lovely to frame.
Thankyou for sharing.
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Magi said...

Grace, You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I love the shapes you chose for a different look, as well as the stamping and design. But I absolutely love the quote! This is a motto I try to live by every day! Blessings to you and yours! Hugs, Magi

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hello Grace, a pretty card as usual. We are freezing here in Australia atm, middle of winter here for us.

DMarieWill said...

I do follow your blog and love, love, love your beautiful cards! They inspire me . The fact that you are a fellow believer warms my heart & soul. Thanks for sharing your talent.

lritchie said...

Beautiful card, I'l love to share it with someone.

Vicky said...

What a beautiful card. Love the layout & the colors. Great embellments on the card. Thanks for sharing,
Vicky

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Grace,
I have not seen one card created by you that was not breath-taking. You are such a talented lady. Not a day goes by that I don't visit because you're at the top of my favorites.... Well, second from the top (ODB is the top favorite). To receive a card from you, be it this one or another you have stashed away, would be exciting and just a blessing to me to receive it.

I am so very thankful to have met you via the internet. You answer, give advice and so very encouraging.

Yes, America is in need of prayer. Not just during holidays but daily and for many reasons (the fires, the flooding, healing spiritually, mentally, physically, jobs, housing; just to name a few).

Thank you for this opportunity and keep the beautiful cards/tutorials coming. Stay safe...

Hugs 'N Blessings

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Grace!
I hope you are keeping cool in the hot weather you are having in the States. It is cold in my part of the world but lovely in the sun.
your card is gorgeous. I love how you matched the stamping. the ribbon sets it off very nicely. I love this scripture. you always make beautiful cards.
Hugs Maz

Only By His Grace said...

Oops! I meant to say Happy 4th of July and my prayers are with America.
Hugs Maz

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Oh wow! This card is simply stunning. I am in love with cards that have a shape instead of just rectangular. So many pretty things here to see. AND, I just LOVE the prize.....cards!!!! Wouldn't that be wonderful to get this card to send to someone! What a really nice idea. Thank you so much for this unique idea.

Pam D said...

Wow! Grace, what a nice little pick me up this week, you rock! Your card is beautiful, love those colors and stamp, TFS!

Erica said...

Love this card, colors, shape and diecut and that triple bow...adorable. I'd so love to have it for my own. You are so right about this country needing prayer right now.

scrappinmommom said...

Your card is beautiful, love the colors and sentiment. Have a safe and happy 4th.

Ellie said...

Gorgeous card Grace! Prayer for America is needed, but I think we have to pray for the Netherlands as well, for the whole world... people seem to be rushing from day to day without knowing about their Creator.

BarbaraB said...

Such a lovely 'flourish-y' card. The pink and green color combo is one of my favorites.

I love visiting your site and looking at your cards.

God bless America and God bless you.

Kathy V said...

So beautiful Grace!The colors are really wonderful...would love to see it up close :-) I love the music on the side bar too! I commented the other day...that I let it play while I was cleaning! :-)

Kathy
ksvpa@comcast.net

Wendy @ E1A said...

Absolutely stunning creation Grace. Really beautiful.

Lenoria said...

Love this card - and all your cards! I love reading your blog because of your inspiration. Thank you for your testimony every day and for letting everyone know you are proud to be a Godly woman.

Bette said...

What a beautiful,and inspirational card. ODBD has fantastic stamps and I appreciate all the beautiful designs you do. Your blog is definitely a favorite.

Sherry said...

I subscribe to your emails of your blog. I hope that makes me a follower.We just got our electric ack this Wed am, so now we are staying cool, lol!

Love your card!! It is absolutely gorgeous!! I think this is the first blog hop that I missed and that is because I had no electricity. bummer!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card with a wonderful statement. I am so blessed to live a free country where I can openly profess my faith in the One True Living God.
The colors and layout are so pretty and the pink bling add the sparkle. tdharris1@cox.net

Elizabeth said...

Lovely, Grace! I missed the blog hop at ODBD this time. I'll have to stop over and at least see what everyone did. You've done a wonderful job with this stamp set! I like the simplicity of this card. I've been leaning toward cards like that myself.
Have a blessed week!

Queen Mary said...

Grace I would love to receive a card from you!

Blessings to you,

Mary

slbela59 said...

Oh my your card is stunning! I would be thrilled just to win it, let alone extra goodies. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Clare said...

Grace, I would love to have one of your fabulous cards, and some goodies to boot! Wow, and such a beautiful card!

Rosalee said...

Gorgeous card Grace. I absolutely love that verse on the front. It would be an absolute trill to win one of your cards. Thanks so much for the chance, I am an old follower.
Hugs and God Bless,

Rosalee

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, and how sweet of you to share a giveaway with us. Thanks for the chance to win!

gltinnola said...

Thanks for the goodies!

Judy said...

Very beautiful card! Love the colors and the way you created a border with the stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I was so overtaken by the Christmas card you did that I had to look further. I was entranced by this card and then read that I could win it! I have a Wall of Fame where I keep cards I have gotten from designers I especially like and that is where this would go. Beautiful, beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the bling framing the sentiment.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Grace!! I just love the shape, the pink, the flowered faith background, and your details!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your card is gorgeous as usual. I'd love to win it.