Today, we are honoring a special lady God has placed in our lives at Our Daily Bread designs, as well as many other places in this fantastic stamping community! Today is her 60th Birthday and we have gotten together a special Birthday Hop for her! Our Birthday Girl is our precious Randi Barrett!
We have all created birthday cards just for her today, and you are invited to hop along and wish her a happy birthday. You see... Randi has not been able to stamp or join in on our events at ODBD for quite some time because she is suffering from advanced stages of cancer. However.... she has fought the battle with cancer four times before and God has given her many extra years to bring Him glory, and that she has done with grace and beauty! Her sense of humor makes us all laugh, and her depth of love for the Lord has been an inspiration for all who know her! We all love her so much, and if you have been to any of the earlier craft shows where ODBD was exhibiting, then you may well have met Randi, because she often went along to help out at the Make and Take table! She's a talented stamper, and if you'd like to view some of her beautiful creations, you can visit her blog HERE. She was the inspiration behind the title of the ODBD set Randi's Song, because even amidst serious health trials, she loves to sing to the Lord "Great is Thy Faithfulness". You can read the entire story on that Page if you'd like to be spiritually blessed, and have just a little more insight into why we love her so!
If you got here from our most AWESOME ANGIE then you are in the right place! If not, you will definitely want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog so you don't miss anything! There will be PRIZES (3 FREE SETS) just for hopping along and the winners will be chosen from those who complete the hop and leave a comment on the ODBD Blog wishing Randi a most special day! How fun is that? An opportunity to bless our dear friend at a difficult time in her life, AND YOU might win a free set besides!!!
The card I created for Randi, and which hopefully will arrive at her house today, was made using a couple of this month's new releases: Daisy Background ,Bookmarks-Trees, the FABULOUS Custom Bookmark Die by Spellbinders, as well as the sentiment from Birthday Blessings. I stamped with Colorbox Khaki Dye Ink and then sponged with the same. I stamped part of an extra background so I could cut some of the daisies out as well. I created a pocket to tuck the bookmark into by cutting some white card stock with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, adding ribbon and a border cut with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents. I then arranged my individual cut out daisies in the corner, adding some Recollections pearls, Flower Soft centers, and sheer ribbon. The little butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch which I centered over a daisy and punched, then sponged and added some pearls.
Please help us make this a special day for sweet Randi by leaving a comment with birthday wishes and saying a prayer for her and her family! I know she will feel us all lifting her up in prayer, and will be so blessed!
Thank you for joining us... and now I will send you on to our SUPER SPECIAL SILKE!