Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Oct. release hop!!!
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For my card above, I used the gorgeous new set Home For The Holidays for my image and the sentiments. I also used the Snow Flake Mini from a past release. The dies I used are the Gilded Gate, Squares, and Pierced Squares. I used the ODBD Tri-Fold Card Kit for this shaped card, and decorated it with the new Christmas Card Collection 2016.
To create this card, I measured and cut the design paper pieces, sponged the edges and adhered to the tri-fold card base from the ODBD Tri-Fold Card Kit. I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored with Copics. I hand cut the lamp post and then coated the lamp post with Glossy Accents to make it more shiny. When that was dry, I decorated it with some Glitter Snow-Tex. I die cut the gate pieces from some packaging I had from a gift box, using the Gilded Gate dies. The black is shiny and I loved how it looked on this wrought iron gate. I stamped the Merry Christmas inside the sign, and the sentiment for the larger square panel with VersaMark, and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I stamped the snowflake flourish image from the Snowflake Mini set in VersaMark around the square and heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder. Then I made a mask for my sky line and sponged purple ink on the "sky" in the background. I created an illusion of a road and snow banks by sponging a little gray on the lower white part of the square panel. I sponged purple all around the perimeter using the emboss resist technique to pop those white glittery snowflakes a bit. I cut this square with the ODBD Squares dies. I used a Pierced Rectangle die to cut a mat from black card stock, and adhered all together. I adhered the gate pieces and the lamp post to finish the card.
For the card below, I again used the wonderful Home For the Holidays set, along with the new Merry Christmas Border Die, and I used the Ornate Oval dies, Ovals dies, Lovely Leaves dies, the ODBD Center Step Card Kit, and the Christmas Card Collection 2016.
Having these fun card kits has made it so much easier and more fun to make these different folds! I simply measured and cut my design paper, and adhered it to the card. I stamped the lamp image with Memento ink and colored with Copics, and hand cut the image. I sponged an oval die cut with shades of purple, embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, and adhered it to a white frame that was die cut with an Ornate Ovals die. I adhered these to the center step card, and then adhered the lamp image on to it. I adhered the new Merry Christmas die cut to the bottom of the card, and I cut several boughs using the Lovely Leaves dies, and layered them up on the oval panel, adhered and then added a little silver sheer bow. I added little silver half pearls to the wreath and the boughs to finish it off. I wish you could see the glitter of the "snow", but the camera just does not pick that up.
To recap, here are the NEW ODBD products I used today.
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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my samples today!
By way of personal update, I am still plodding along but getting closer to the end of my active treatment. I will finish up my infusions on Nov. 1! I will have a chest CT scan on the 7th, and then see my Dr on the 14th, at which time I hope to hear the words I've been waiting for a whole year to hear! Cancer Free is what I'm hoping to hear! Thanks to all who are still praying for me! I can't begin to tell you what that means to me!!! I am beginning to feel more like myself as I gain strength. My hair is beginning to grow back in but it's, ahem, very gray/white! Not going to complain... it's hair! Thankfully the infusions I'm still getting do not effect hair loss! My hubby and I decided to take a real vacation this year, as it's been a rough one for our entire family. So we enjoyed time away to refresh in Sept. All in all.... things are getting closer to "normal", though my new normal isn't exactly the same as my old normal was! I do cherish your continued prayers, as they cannot do scans routinely, so you just have to wait to see if symptoms appear that would warrant a scan. The other places breast cancer seems to usually spread to are the liver, lungs, bones and brain, though it can go most anywhere. I think it's that uncertainty that's going to be hardest for me when treatments are finally done! I will be on a hormone blocker for 10 years, and that hopefully will help prevent a recurrence but basically it's a wait and see situation. This is where I'll need to speak truth to myself and work hard at not being anxious! I am already claiming several Scriptures as "mine" for this time. So I do cherish your continued prayers!!!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Now I'll send you along to see all the amazing inspiration the other designers have put together for you!