Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Nov. Release!


Hello friends!   Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Nov. release!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my card above, I used the new Flourished Merry Christmas stamp, the Snowflake Border Background stamp, and some great new dies:  Lovely LeavesPinecones, and Small Bow.  I stamped the snowflake border background using Colorbox  pigment ink and then heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder.  In real life it's sparkly but I cannot seem to capture that on my photos!  I cut a window out of that using the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Die.  I stamped the Flourished Merry Christmas sentiment with a slightly darker shade of Colorbox ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I placed the window over the sentiment with foam dimensional tape.  I matted that with some aqua paper from my stash, and adhered that to a white base.  To make the greenery I used more of the aqua scraps and some Soft Sky paper to cut out die cut pine boughs and I used soft sky and white to cut out the two layers of the pinecone dies.  I then glittered them all with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The paper bow is made using the new Small Bow.  I cut two of the tails so I could wrap them around the corner a bit, and I added some aqua glitter to the bow.  


For this second card, I used the new In The Highest stamp for my verse, and the design papers are all from the Christmas Card Collection 2015.  This pack of paper is so fun because it includes background papers, layering papers, images, and then lots of little tags and sentiments, and that's what the smaller sentiment above is... design paper cut out and matted.  My card base is an old SU! color - Cranberry Crisp, and the green card stock is Mellow Moss.  The embellishments are mirrored gold die cuts, cut with the new Lovely Leaves dies, and some gold twine and half pearl stickers.  

I just love Christmas cards that use Scripture!  There are many messages we love to send our friends and loved ones at Christmas, but the real reason we celebrate is that God sent His one and only Son to be born as a man, to live as a human,  even though He was God, to be tempted, beaten, spat upon, hated and rejected, and eventually to be killed in the cruelest way possible, so that He could pay the ultimate price for our sins!  God loves us that much!!!  I can't imagine the pain it must have caused Him knowing what Jesus would have to go through, and I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for Jesus to walk this earth and  to be separated from His Father... to become sin for us!  But I do know He did that for me, and for all who would believe and receive His salvation, freely given!  

I pray that each of you knows Him as Savior today, and can truly celebrate the real reason for the season!  Oh I know there are many arguments as to when Jesus' birth actually occurred, and we don't know exactly when it took place, ... but the real important point is, that we take the time to joyfully celebrate His gift to us and thank Him for His sacrifice! 

Now, just to recap, here are the new products I used today:









Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Please take a moment to visit my DT sisters for more inspiration:

Cathy * Dawn * Julie * Robin * Amy * Lori * America 
Sandee * Lisa * Sabrina * Grace * Silke * Chris * Angie




47 comments:

Pat Sakrismo said...

The blue is simply gorgeous! Love all of the cards. Great designers!

America said...

HI Teamie! I love your gorgeous sprays and special touches of glitter on the first card. Fabulous uses of the papers and the lovely GOLD for the beautiful verse on the second. Gorgeous work my friend. :)

Chris said...

Hi my sister in Christ. Hope all is well with you and your family. I am still trying to sale our house so say a pray for us. I love all of your cards. Could you tell me where you got the saying for unto us a child is born. By the way I miss seeing you at the shows and yes I still work everyone I can. Maybe one day we could meet in the middle. My God always be with you and your.

Love Always
Your Sister in Christ
Christine

Robin said...

Grace, your cards are beautiful! Blue and white have always been one of my favs for the holidays and your second card is gorgeous with all the layers! It looks like a tapestry!

Pamela Haskin said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Grace. I especially like the double ribbon tails on the bow on your pretty blue and white card.

Pamela Haskin said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Grace. I especially like the double ribbon tails on the bow on your pretty blue and white card.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful cards with the first being my favorite. Lovely blues.

Ina Good said...

love all your cards but the silver and blue card is my favorite.

Rose said...

These cards are simply STUNNING! Love both of them. Great Job

Lois said...

Two beautiful cards, Grace! I especially like the simple elegance of the first one.

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, these are two BEAUTIES! Great clean and simple design on the first and the second card stands out with the gold embellishments!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, these are both gorgeous! I love the shade of blue - it's so vibrant and beautiful with the large sentiment and your flora and that sweet bow with glitter. And the second one is a favorite for me as well. I absolutely love that verse most for Christmas, and thanks for sharing the devotional. Yes, it's what Christmas is all about. Christ came, died, and we can (through Him) have eternal life - praise God! Hugs and continued prayers, precious friend!

April said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout on the second card.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love them both.

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful cards, bot of them. I love all the stamps and dies in the new release.

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful as always Grace!!! Love your gold trim elements! Love the gold and burgundy together!
Praying for you my sweet friend!

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Simply beautiful-love the blue card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Grace!! I just love the blue with all the sparkle and your design on the first and the verse with the gold and layout on the second!! You are such an inspiration my friend!! Praying for you!!! You are in my thoughts constantly. Praying your appointment goes well tomorrow. TTYL!!
hugs,
Chris

Kathy Krug said...

this is such an amazing release. Love the snowflake boarder stamp and what you die with the pine cones and bows. Beautiful designs.

Robin said...

These are so beautiful and elegant! I love that snowflake border. Hugs, Robin

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are beautiful Grace, I love the bow on the blue card. The second card feels vintage, my favorite, a beautiful scripture, a warm feeling of celebration.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

These are amazingly stunning! I love the colors and this new release is fabulous!

Susan Lankford said...

Really beautiful cards! Lovely ways to display some of the new products!

Bunny said...

Beautiful blue, white and sparkly. Love the new stamp and dies on this card.

The second card has such a beautiful Bible verse on it. It's so nice that you made a tag that hangs down with another sentiment. Really pretty.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the white and blue card!! The background stamp is gorgeous!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sue D said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Deborah Vasel said...

Both cards are absolutely magnificent.
I especially love the blue/silver color combination.

Sillyfilly said...

Grace these are beautiful cards both of them. I so love the witness for Christ you are through your art and your words.

Hugs to you,
Sylvia

Debi said...

Lovely cards. The colors and bow on the first card are stunning. And all the gold on the second card makes it a real stunner. Fabulous makes. TFS Debi

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are divine! Absolutely adore the blue since it's my favorite color! I agree with you about using scriptures on Christmas cards!

Maxine D said...

Grace these are beautiful cards - like you I love scripture on Christmas cards, and these stamps are wonderful
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Grace, these are so beautiful and rich! Awesome colors and awesome details. Amazing!!!

Lori m said...

Beautiful cards, each one is just so pretty to look at, love your designs. Continued prayers for your health.
Hugs, Lori m

Sarosa said...

You are so creative here! Your cards look like they were designed by two different people ... I really think that's amazing!

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful designs! Love that they're both so different yet equally stunning.

merrymstamper said...

Very pretty cards! Love the colour combinations you chose.

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful cards, and I love this month's new dies! So pretty! Your metallics are lovely!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Grace...Wow...beautiful cards, LOVE your blue creation...so pretty!!! and One of my fav. verses on the beautiful second card...Awesome...and want you to know I am praying for you hun!!
Hugs

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the snowflake border stamp and the pinecone dies... my favorites!Awesome release!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards, especially the 1st one. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

What a creative combination of colors on the one! All are beautiful but that snowflake border is the best. Ask me again in a minute and I will find something else as the best! This was a great release! Thanks for sharing these great creations@

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Sherry said...

just awesome!! love all the cards!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I love The Highest stamp and your creation with it is just gorgeous!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are so beautiful, sweet Grace! Love the different shades of turquoise and sparkle on the first card. Your second card is amazing with the rich colors and design, and the gold embellishments add to the elegance. I'm always inspired by your talent…praying for you daily! Hugs!

Dawn said...

Both are such beautiful samples, Grace! love the vintage labels window for the Merry Christmas and the second with all the gold...beautiful leafy accents!

How true, Grace... only because of God's blood in His son could he feel our sorrows and pain, so thankful we have that intercessor between God and man, our elder brother, Jesus Christ! Hugs and praying for you, my friend.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, sweet Grace, you have done it again! You have created such amazing samples for this release, I am just blown away! You always inspire me, thanks for sharing your God given talent! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina