Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to the Oct. ODBD Release!

 Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Oct. release hop!!!  

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 2, 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won! 
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.  
You can click on the photo to go to the link:
http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/home-for-the-holidays.html
http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/merry-christmas-border-die.html

http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/christmas-card-collection-2016-6-x-6-paper-pad.html

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!!!

 Philippians 4:6
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!

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie
Diana * Angie * Chris * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy

43 comments:

Tamara D said...

Always love all your cards, but the first one is absolutely AMAZING!! Love this new release!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza, both are amazing!!! Love the details on the tri-fold, especially the gilded gate dies...perfect! Your center step is totally gorgeous too! HUGS!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my Grace!!!! These are amazing! So many fantastic details!!!! Love them!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your fabulous cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards Grace!!! Love the design and color combo on these! thank you for sharing!
hugs
Cheryl

CherylQuilts said...

Grace, what gorgeous cards, and I always love to see your special card folds and how they feel so welcoming! Beautifully done. Thanks for the update, and I do continue to pray for you each and every day...it's a day-by-day struggle I know. But I praise God for how He has brought you so far and trust that the special verses you are hiding in your heart will bring you peace and strength...and calm your heart...that only God and His Word through the work of the Holy Spirit can bring. Tender hugs, precious friend! xoxo

April said...

Such gorgeous cards and wonderful folds! Love them! TFS

Anonymous said...

Grace, your cards are simply exquisite. My husband and I continue to pray for you and for your family.

Audrina Thorsen

Lois Wyche said...

Wow! This is an awesome, amazing card. I'm coming back to this page to see if I can do something like this if you don't mind!

Regena said...

Wow!! amazing cards!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Grace, your cards are lovely, as always! I especially like the fence on your first card. So pretty.
So happy to hear things are going well for you. Praise the Lord, for His care. I will continue to hold you up in prayer. So glad you had to time to get away and refresh.
I broke my leg two months ago and still have another month to go before I can put weight on it. I'm really missing my paper and inks. I'm looking forward to entering the monthly challenge here when my doc sees fit to let me off the couch.

Cheryl said...

Love your shaped cards! The embellishing you've done fits them perfectly!

Dorothy S said...

Grace, your cards are stunning. More importantly, your update is so upbeat and reflective of your faith. Continuing to pray for you and so many.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and I like the folds.

Heidi Stamps said...

What beautiful and fancy cards!

Maxine D said...

Love your cards Grace, and it is good to hear you are feeling so much better. Having seen the comeback of breast cancer in a family member this past month, I can understand your need to hold fast to God. I will continue praying.
Blessings
Maxine

christi said...

both of your cards are a feast for the eyes. the wrapped around gate card had me entranced when I first saw it. both are beautiful. prayers for a cancer free scan.

Robin Clendenning said...

Grace this was such a great idea (1st card) with the special fold, fence, light post and road!!! Wow, you blow me away my friend, such creativity!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the coloring on the second card! BEAUTIFUL! You are such an inspiration sweet friend!

GrannieR said...

Your cards are amazing! Praying for the best possible results as you complete your treatments.

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are lovely! So many beautiful details to enjoy on these fancy fold cards! Happy to hear you were able to take a vacation! Praying for your complete healing!

Denise Ward said...

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely cards with us!! They are amazing! But then, so are you! I pray that you will feel stronger each day and that you will receive good reports always from the doctors. God bless you!

Stephanie said...

I always love your cards. You have so much creativity and talent. Your first card is absolutely stunning!! So glad that the end of the treatment plan is in sight.

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card with that lampost!

Kathy Jones said...

Grace, you always did have such incredible style and these are no different! Both are beautiful and classy, but I have to say that tri-fold has totally blown my mind with the gates/fence and scene you've created. Unbelievable! HUGS!

Lauri Coons said...

All I can say is "Oh Wow!"

Carol Brown said...

Your cards are beautiful. Your update touched my heart. It's been 3 years since my treatments. I'll be praying for you. I still get a little anxious thought now and then. But over all my spiritual life has been much better. I want to serve Him more than ever. I dont want to leave here without making an impact on the kingdom. Loving others (doing good deeds for them), loving God (getting closer to Him), becoming more like Jesus (obeying what I know I should do without excuses). And life is good. :)

Julie Gearinger said...

Grace, your cards are absolutely breathtaking! Both are so intricate and gorgeous with all of the fancy folds and details!! Thanks for the inspiration of not only your card designs but also your faith in your journey with breast cancer. Still praying that you will be cancer free after the last treatments as well as strength to return for your "new" normal- you are treasured by our Savior as well as many here on earth :-) Love and hugs!!

Bernie Juracek said...

These are beautiful !! Great job! ! Very inspiring!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work!! Love your coloring of the lamp post!! Glad to see your strong faith. Prayers and hugs!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful cards. Great release.

Sherry said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! love them!!

Dawn said...

OMGoodness, Grace!! These are just over-the-top gorgeous!! LOVE the tri-fold!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

The cards are amazing, and what a joy it would be to get one so beautiful for Christmas! I will pray that you do get the cancer-free word from the doctors. Be strong and courageous! I am doing monthly chemo treatments too (for a degenerative neuromuscular disease) but it wears you out. {hugs}

Back2BasicsMom PLJ said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I will pray for you. I have lost 3 family members to cancer. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia and know how hard it is to have. I was hit by a bus when I was ten and the doctor said that is what caused it. :( Gentle hug, Sarah

JoAnn said...

Grace, your card is beautiful I love the way it turns dimensional when you open it. Praying for good health at your checkup.

Conniecrafter said...

These are both absolutely Gorgeous Grace, love the design using the first card design. Like your sheer ribbon for a winter card in the second, pretty compliment to your lamp!
Continued prayers that you will soon hear the news you have been waiting for, for so long... may God grant you peace, and take away all your anxious thoughts.

Barbara Baxter said...

I love that you used specially folded cards! it makes your cards even more special. The first one is so perfect with the sentiment! I love how the lamp hangs into the space of the inside, the fence and the beautiful die cut over and under the inside sentiment! And the paper you used as background really looks like it is snowing! The second card is also lovely! I love the way you colored the inside of the oval and added the snowflakes. The beautiful oval die cut overhanging the middle section to the sides also adds to the card. Thanks for sharing!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love both of your cards, Grace, but the tri fold is my favorite. I love everything about this card. I am happy to hear the treatments are all almost done and you are feeling more like normal. Praying you will not be anxious and that all goes well.

Paula Hymel said...

Stunning cards Mrs. Grace! Absolutely love them! My favorite time of the year~!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer my friend!! I am in awe of your creativity and talent!! I so love your tri-shutter design with each and every detail as well as your coloring!! The coloring of the center step and your use of purple is also stunning!! Gorgeous creations my friend!! You are always an inspiration...in more ways than I can count.
hugs,
Chris

somethingcraftybydottie said...

AMAZING AS ALWAYS GRACE! THESE CARDS ARE JUST BREATH TAKING. YOU ARE ALWAYS OUT TO DO YOUR VERY BEST AND BOY DO YOU . YOU ARE SO VERY VERY BLESSED TO HAVE THIS TALENT..


PRAYING ALL IS GOING GOOD FOR YOU AND YOURS
GOD BLESS
HUGS
DOTTIE

Kelley said...

Grace, both of your folded cards are so awesome!!! The papers are so pretty and compliment your cards so nicely! I just love them! So wonderful!