Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to the December ODBD Release!


Hello friends!  Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread Designs release!  It's hard to believe it's December already!  Christmas is just around the corner and the new year right behind it! 

I first want to thank all who have so kindly sent me notes, emails, cards, gifts and prayers!  I have been blown away by the love and encouragement shown  me during this illness, and your acts of kindness have touched my heart.  I am undergoing chemo now and it's not been easy as I have an intolerance for one of the drugs they are giving me and we are still trying to figure all that out so I can be a bit more comfortable between treatments.  God is hearing and answering your prayers, and  I know He is carrying me through this. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to participate in this month's release, but I managed to get a couple cards made so I'm happy to be able to share them with you.  I kept both simple this time as I was mostly working upstairs with limited supplies.  Before I give the details though, here  is the prize information for this month's give away:

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my card above I used Plough the Fields for my image and sentiment.  I only had Prisma Pencils upstairs with me so I colored my image with them and it was fun to revisit that coloring medium after using Copics so much lately!  I cut the image panel with a Matting Circle Die, and matted with the new Double Stitched Circles Dies.  I also used the new Double Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut my sentiment panel, which I folded over the top of the card.  I used the Leafy Edged Border Dies to cut some "fields" for my card background.  The base is Baked Brown Sugar and the greens are all scraps of Bazzil from my stash. 
For my next card, I used  Safe Travels for my image and sentiment.  I used Archival ink and again, colored with Prisma Pencils.  I used Pastel Chalks for the sky.  I cut the image and the other two panels with the new Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, and I used the Double Stitched Circle Dies to cut my sentiment panel.  I used a base of Baja Breeze and some desgin paper from the ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.  I embellished with die cuts from the Lovely Leaves Dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, and some bronze square embellishments from my stash.

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Here are the NEW ODBD products I used today:





Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please visit my DT sisters for more inspiration!

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

Blessings,

53 comments:

Paula Hymel said...

Oh Mrs. Grace! Bless your lil heart! I know you must be feeling horrible, yet still have the strength and courage to make a couple of cards!!! God is surely blessing you! Great Job! Love them all.. Take care. I love you!

Becky said...

How you doing my sister!! It has been awhile. But I see you have not lost your touch :), these are fabulous.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card. I Love the colors and the layout. I really like the covered bridge stamps. Hugs.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards, Grace. And peace, blessings, and prayers for you. I have been discovering the return to colored pencil occasionally and find I still enjoy that type of coloring.

Leanne said...

Always enjoy seeing your graceful cards. Hope you are healed.

Polly said...

Your covered bridge is stunning! Thinking of you Grace and praying for you.
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April said...

These cards are super! I love how you made the ground on your first one!

Carol Wahl said...

Lovely cards

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow, wow, wow! love those double stitched hills on the farm! your cards are gorgeous!!

Alicia

Sue G. said...


Grace, as usual, your cards are stunningly beautiful!!!
So happy that you felt up to creating them! Keeping you in prayer!

Anne Lyons said...

Love all your cards. These are outstanding. Just beautiful.
Anne Lyons

Anne Lyons said...

Your cards are always inspiring and beautiful. Love this new series of stamp sets.
Anne Lyons

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Beautiful inspirational cards! Praying for you!

Lois said...

Both cards are beautiful but the farmer one touched my soul as my dear father was a farmer (and I the farmer's daughter). Still missing him after 20 years. Prayers for your healing and tolerance for the chemo.

Jerri Jimenez said...

You're an amazing woman Grace! I don't think I would be making cards while going through chemo, I feel honored to know you and pray for you. Both cards are absolutely beautiful, you've done an amazing job with them. Continued prayers for you sweet friend.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Grace, I am so glad to see your new cards...and surprised given your new chemo treatment. But what beautiful cards you've made using the pencils. Your coloring is lovely with these country images, and I love your designs. Each are beautiful. I continue to pray for you and trust that God will continue to give you strength, hope, and comfort. Much love!

Chrisd said...

Such lovely work especially under challenging circumstances. Keeping you in my prayers.

Pamela Haskin said...

So happy to hear you are managing. Hope they find a drug that works better for you. It was such a treat to see your cards this month. They are beautiful even with your limited supplies upstairs. You remain on my prayer list.

Pamela Haskin said...

So happy to hear you are managing. Hope they find a drug that works better for you. It was such a treat to see your cards this month. They are beautiful even with your limited supplies upstairs. You remain on my prayer list.

Amy Marshall said...

Such beautiful cards. I especially love the second card.

Bunny said...

So nice that you could participate and show us some nice creativity. The new release is fabulous. Lovely cards.

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards are just amazing, as always. So nicely colored and wonderful designs. You certainly have NOT lost your touch. Still keeping you in my prayers...Blessings, Jill

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH Grace, I am so happy to see your creations!! I am so glad that you were able to color these images. Your coloring is beautiful! I just love all the hills you created with the tractor image on the first and the combo of colors and added foliage on the second. Despite all you are going through you are still an inspiration to me. Your light still shines in all you do!! I am so blessed to call you friend! TTYS!!
hugs,
Chris

Regena said...

ur cards are so pretty!!

Donna D said...

Oh my, Grace, you never disappoint! I love the colors and layout of the covered bridge. I really like the tractor card as well having grown up on a farm. Only one difference for me, we always had red tractors. Can't wait to color a red one! Take care, dear lady and continue to trust God will carry you through this tough time.

kngwd89 said...

Both cards are simply lovely! I'm thrilled to know that you were able to create such beauty for us to enjoy in spite of the challenging diagnosis and drugs being used to cure this cancer. My prayer for you is that God will guide your doctors to the right drugs and the right mixture of drugs so that you will be much more able to tolerate your treatment. I especially pray for a complete healing. The tractor card tugs at my heart as my father-in-law was a Texas cotton farmer.

Sheri said...

absolutely beautiful! I am new here but I will put you on my prayer list. God bless you!

Maxine D said...

Oh Grace what serenity you have captured in these cards - they are beautiful.
You are in my prayers
Blessings
Maxine

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love that tractor!! Very beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Love the beautiful creativity on both of these handsome cards! Love your coloring and use of dies! You've been in my thoughts and prayers Grace! Consider yourself hugged!

LaDawn said...

Great cards, so glad you were able to make the cards!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards even tho you dont feel well! keeping you in my prayers!

memorial garden benches said...

Awesome cards! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent!

patsking said...

Prayers for your healing. One of the hardest things we found was to keep life bigger than the illness. It can overshadow everything. My daughter's best days were when we managed to do the norma things, celebrating life. Keep creating!

Dawn said...

So glad you could stamp!
Clever, clever you...love the 'fields' you created!!
Beautiful samples, Grace!

Conniecrafter said...

Grace you continue to be in my prayers and I will add that they will have the wisdom to know what kind of drugs to work and not be hard on you, so glad you felt well enough to participate in the hop. Love the rolling hills to go with the tractor and lovely coloring and embellishing on the second!

Kim160 said...

Absolutely fascinating cards. I love the tractor card. Thanks for sharing.

Cathymac said...

How amazing, Grace! Your card are gorgeous…love the curvy fields and the beautiful color combinations, layers, and accents! You are an inspiration to us all and I will be continually lifting you up in prayer! Hugs, my sweet friend!

Liz H. said...

I love the way you made the fields, on your tractor card.
Great Idea. You always show me something I would not have thought of.
THANK YOU !!!

Janis said...

So glad you could share with us this month!! Your cards are wonderful. I love the rolling hills in the tractor card. Prayers and hugs.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards; LOVE the way you created the ground on the first card. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you during this difficult time

Eva Warren said...

Love your posts, sorry for what vyou are going through, but know the Lord is carrying you. Praying, Eva

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Grace...So glad to see you are up and able to do cards...I always look forward to yours...and you haven't disappointed me again...Love yours...and love how you creaed the grassy hills on the tractor card...I LOVE this set...maybe its because I am a farm wife...just touches my heart...
Praying for you hun...
Hugs

Robin said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the rolling hills! Hugs, Robin

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Zella said...

Light blue and brown happen to be one of my favorite color combos....so of courses I'm in awe of the second card. :) They are both amazing!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace darlin', my heart is singing since you felt well enough for some stampy time!!! No matter what you do.....whether you are creating beautiful artwork, or just being you, you are such an inspiration to so many! LOVE YOU!!! Mwaaah!!!!

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, I have been still "stalking" you on your blog, and have been praying for you just about every day. I know that God will see you through this; you have such a beautiful heart and soul, I know it must be hard, but with your support group out here, and your loving family and of course God, you will be ok. As for your cards, they are stunning as always, and I'm so glad you were feeling well enough to make them for us. Such a delight! This release is so beautiful; I am sure to place my order soon. God Bless You... Take care and prayers are still coming your way. Be well.

Kelley said...

Grace, so glad you felt well enough to make some cards! Praying for you always, my friend!!! As always, your cards are beautiful!! Love the bridge card and the colors you chose! Hugs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, these are both totally awesome designs! I love how you created the "field" with the dies...brilliant!
Thinking and praying for you! Big hugs ~S~

Dottie said...

Merry Christmas Grace:
Wishing you that all you're wishes come true for this holiday season. Wishing you good health and getting back to making you're amazing beautiful cards.

God Bless
Hugs
Dottie

Sending you prayers always

JD/ Jill said...

Just wanted to send some Christmas Blessings your way...and sending you much love and prayers for peaceful "Happy" year in 2016!

Irish Cherokee said...

Both Cards are extraordinary Grace. I love both of them. I am a farmer at heart so the first card is special. I live in Amish country an covered bridges are a love of mine. That makes the the second card special as well. You are an amazing Lady. I have you in prayer every day. The Lord will take care of you and keep you.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim