Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD 8th Anniversary Special Release! This release is near and dear to my heart! You can read all about it on the ODBD Blog, but the bottom line is these sets came from a work of heart. For the past 19 weeks I have been going through chemo treatments for breast cancer, and I began saving a list of special Scriptures as I came across them, that meant a lot to me. I needed to focus my heart on the hope I have in my Lord and Savior, and the strength and peace that I needed that only He could give. As I read different books people had given me on fighting cancer and the ups and downs of the journey, I started thinking about some card sentiments I thought would be perfect for serious illnesses and other special card needs beyond just the typical "get well" card. One day, I sent this to list to Kelley. It turns out that the special anniversary release this year came from that list, as she selected the ones that she liked best. I'm so happy to have these Scriptures in stamps now to use for so many different needs! I have learned through card drives for MD Anderson through SCS, and other card needs I have had, that there are times (like when someone has a terminal illness, for example), that a traditional "Get Well" card is not always the appropriate sentiment for those needs. For me personally, God's Word is what brings me hope and encouragement, and I find nothing more uplifting to my soul than a Scripture that reminds me of my hope and assurance in my Savior and Lord, and His perfect plan for me. I also think some sentiments that remind us that someone is praying for us, or just sending love can be very uplifting. And so.... these sets were designed. I'm so thrilled to have them to use, and in beautiful classic ODBD style and beautiful font! Thank you Kelley for making them in to stamps! It brings tears to my eyes!
So today, in appreciation of ODBD customer support through the past 8 years, Kelley is offering a special 8th Anniversary prize package!!!
Eight randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
These are the first cards I have made in quite a while as I've been too weak to do much but I did so enjoy working with these sets and dies!!! For the card above, I used Healing Prayers for my verse. I also used the beautiful new dies released today: Lavish Layers and Filagree Frames. Additionally I used Lovely Leaves and Shabby Rose Paper Collection, and some tiny pearls and Prima roses.
The card below uses the new Grace's Hope, and Lavish Layers dies. Additionally, I used BoHo Background dies, Double Stitched Rectangles, Birds and Nest Dies (flowers), Bugs and Butterfly clear stamps and Bugs and Butterfly dies, as well as the Shabby Rose Paper Collection.
Here are the new release products I used today:
I do want to thank ALL of you who have been faithfully praying for me!!! I have felt the power and presence of the Holy Spirit throughout the entire journey. It was not easy to go through this chemo regimen, and I did have to miss that last 2 weekly doses of one chemo due to neurapathy it caused in my hands and feet. However as of Mar 15, I finished the rest of the course!!! Now I get a few weeks to recover and then will have surgery. I do appreciate your continued prayers as I am very weak and need to get stronger before the surgery. I believe God has been answering all your prayers, and will continue to do so! In the mean time, His sweet presence has given such peace and strength! That is NOT of my own strength but of His!
Thank you so much for stopping by and viewing my samples of this awesome Anniversary Special Release, and I hope you love the release as much as I do! Please visit my DT sisters and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the 8 awesome prizes being given away!!!