Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday RANDI!!!!



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!
 
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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 HEREShe 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!
Hugs, 

 

77 comments:

Susie said...

Gorgeous card and such a lovely gift with the bookmark.

Dawn said...

oh wow, Grace.. beautiful! won't Randi love this!!!
funny how similar yet different ours are... Great minds!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card...Happy Brithday Randi ,God Bless...

Joyce said...

Such a gorgeous card. Super job!

reeree62 said...

Gorgeous! Randi is sure to love it!!

Debjit said...

Really Awesome cards...

Birthday Invitations

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous card and bookmark, Grace!!! Love the butterfly and cut flowers from the background!! Randi will love this!!! HUGS!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Grace, this is so beautiful! I love this card and book clip! Hugs ~S~

Heather C said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and bookmark.

Lorie said...

Grace, your card and special post for Randi is just beautiful! I had the pleasure to work with Randi on the SNSS DT, and was blessed to meet her in person at CHA in Chicago. What a beautiful and very special soul she is. Thank you so much for sharing, and happy birthday to Randi! She remains in my thoughts and prayers!!

christi said...

what a gorgeous bookmark card. one i'm sure randi will treasure.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is wonderful! Love the soft colors and the cut work detailing with the background flowers....STUNNING!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...Love your bookmarker...

Becky said...

This is stunning Grace! I love those daisy's and the butterfly on the book mark.
I have seen samples of the new release but did not realize that this book mark opens!! Now that I know I have to have it :)

Janice said...

This is a beautiful card. Such detail on every little item. I do love that bookmark die, adding it to my wish list right now!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how gorgeous Grace!! I just love your soft colors, the added daisies, the background and how you incorporated the bookmark. Stunning! Randi will love it!!
hugs,
Chris

Sherry said...

gorgeous!! love the cut out daisies too!!

Donna Schubeck said...

So pretty and fresh. Happy Birthday, Randi!!!

genajeff said...

Love the idea of "marking" a beautiful day with a reminder of how much you are loved!

Deckerations said...

I love the background of daisies. Great card to wish Randi a Happy Birthday. Blessing to Randi on her birthday

Saints Rule! said...

Love it Grace! From the soft background to the dainty butterflies, everything just sings! Such a beauty for such a wonderful lady!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card. I love the daisy cutouts with the petal soft and the soft coloring.

Krisha said...

The soft colors are just beautiful

tammy said...

Grace!!
Y'all've done it again!!! (You and the Lord) I love the colors and the way in which you used the one color for the inking of the background stamp. I especially love how you fussy cut the flowers for dimension and for an added bonus adhered the lovely flower soft:) AND THEN there's the pearls---beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing and for being such an inspiration!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Lorianna said...

Absolutely stunning card.
The image is so beautiful
and it goes together
so well with your pattern papers. Such a beautiful design.
Happy Birthday!!
Hugs
Lorianna

kaybee said...

Simply beautiful.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! I love the colors and cut out daisies. the pearls and punched band are so elegant. I'm sure Randi is going to love being showered w/ daisies!

Vail said...

Beautiful card,love the daisies and how you used the border punch to hold the bookmark.

Cheryl S. said...

Stunning card and I love how you used the diecut to hold your bookmark. This card and bookmark are truly a wonderful gift.

Jennipher said...

Absolutely stunning Grace! Love all the gorgeous detail.

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and bookmark!

Linda Carson said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! You have a beautiful eye for lovely details!

Kelley said...

Grace...GASP!! Your card is amazing! I know Randi will LOVE it!!

marion said...

Lovely creation, hugs, Marion

irishgreensue said...

Just like you, Grace, to think to send sweet Randi flowers for her birthday!! Love that sweet butterfly on the bookmark!!

Happy Birthday, Randi!! We love you!

Pati said...

Very nice, I like your cut out daisies popped up & with flowersoft.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card and color choices...nicely done!
Paper Hugs,
Jan
Happy Birthday Randi!

Pattie J. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, don't mean to repeat but this is gorgeous. Love the daisies , and gift idea with the book mark. love it.

Happy Birthday Randi

Kim H said...

Lovely card, wonderful color. I really like the layering and that you can use the bookmark seperate from the card. Thanks for sharing.

Dottie said...

Hi Grace: as always you have out done yourself! Love the idea of "marking" a beautiful day with a reminder of how much you are loved!
your heart is so big and loving I can feel the love every time I am on your Blog. great work!
~ God Bless ~
Hugs
Dottie

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love all the added cut out daisies to your pocket!

Greta said...

Wow this is pretty!

PashaCou said...

Love the colors!! The bookmark is such a nice touch to the card. Love it.
Hugs.

Michelle said...

I love these Hops. So fun to see the beauty all you beautiful Jesus Women. THANK YOU.

britgirl58 said...

What a wonderful, but sad story. My thoughts and best wishes are sent for your dear friend..and what a beautiful card you made to honor her. I'm sure she will love this one.

Julie

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful background with matching bookmark and lovely corner treatment, love the butterfly w/pretty flower

scrappingnana said...

OMG, what a gorgeous card and bookmark. Love the daisies you cut out and added to the card.

Sherry Gardner said...

Wow, what a wonderful card, the colors are beautiful and I love how you fussy cut the flowers and inked them up, and the book mark is great....:)

meemee48 said...

A beautiful card! I especially like the daisies.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely project.

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E. Marie said...

Stunning card and bookmark. Love the fussy cut flowers coordinating with your background and the adorable butterfly and pearls added to the bookmark.

E. Marie said...

Stunning card and bookmark. Love the fussy cut flowers coordinating with your background and the adorable butterfly and pearls added to the bookmark.

Davi said...

A Gorgeous Birthday card for Randi!! The cut out flowers and very cool bookmark are sure to make her smile!

Jo4Him said...

What a gorgeous card and bookmark-stunning. Thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

WOW! This is a gorgeous card & bookmark!

Laureen said...

What a beautiful gift you are all giving Randi, prayers, love and wonderful birthday cards from her friends. I know she will love your card to her.

Cards By Jan said...

WoW...What a beauty Grace!! I love how you used the bookmarks & BG here....awesome job!1
hugs

Christine said...

This is a gorgeous card for a sweet recipient. What a special story she has!

Denny said...

What a beautiful card and such lovely sentiments for a great friend. Prayers are going up for her now.

maree said...

Really like the background stamp and the colours you have used.

Natalie said...

Randi will be so appreciative of you ladies! This is beautiful, Grace.

Anonymous said...

Clever idea with the cutout daisies
and butterfly made from a daisy.
Joyce

Robyn said...

Grace, I always enjoy spending a little time on your blog! Today is no exception. Your card is beautiful, and I am sure Randi believes so too!

Gina Lindsay said...

What a beautiful birthday card. I love the words you have written about your friend too.

Cyndy said...

Grace, this is such a special card and gift. I am sure Randi will love it. Mind if I case your wonderful style?

Anonymous said...

Wow!So very pretty...Love your bookmarker...

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the riot of daisies all over the background and the sweet bookmark to remind the birthday girl of her special day! :)

maryr917 said...

this is a fabulous card Grace-love the bookmark that you created as well-reading the tributes to Randi is emotional

disneylisa said...

Never would have though to use that color for flowers themselves but as it turns out, it works great. I love it all.

Sue D said...

FAbulous card and bookmark for Randi!

Sandee said...

Wow Grace!!!! This is truly a masterpiece! I love the cut out daisies and the pretty butterfly on the bookmark!!! Randi will just love this!!!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Grace!!I LOVE the green and the flowers are beautiful with the matching1 bookmark!! Randy will love it!!Perfect background!!
Hugs,
Nicki

Linda R. said...

Beautiful card...love all those flowers.

crazyoldsyd said...

I love the colors in this. What a beauti, just like Randi! happy happy birthday!

Faith P said...

I love this card and the new bookmark dies and stamps. Can't wait to use them

Traci S. said...

What a beautiful and lovely gift for such a lovely and inspiring "birthday girl!"

Grace you and your Design Team all have the most loving hearts!


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Plastic card printing said...

This is the best gift on such a beautiful and lovely day. The card design is so gorgeous with the perfect colors. I really appreciate this.