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ODBD ~ Hello, Easter Blessings ~

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Happy Monday morning!  As we enter one of the holiest weeks on the Christian calendar, I have a card to share featuring a stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs' March release.  I chose to work with the new set, Happy Resurrection Day.

and the stamp set I used shown below... 

I began with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch white card stock base and used the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die to create a soft buttery yellow die overlay and white focal panel.  After cutting out the white focal panel I positioned the Hello Die to cut out the shadow and used a scrap of yellow to cut out the word a second time and position it inside the original white die cut.  This was particularly tricky, since I had to keep up with the tiny white pieces inside the E and O...  
Do you hear the Old McDonald tune in your head too????  :-)
I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a bit of white CS and used ODBD's Vintage Labels Die to highlight it.  A bit of greenery created with the Fancy Foliage Die ado…

Marching Along With North Coast Creations' Latest Release

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Welcome friends to North Coast Creations' March Release!  If you are a person who loves large amounts of caffeine...  this release is just for  you!  But not just any caffeine will do!  I'm referring to that fabulous concoction known as coffee!  You either love it or you hate it!  What is so cool about this release?  Even if you are not a coffee fan...  you can still have loads of fun stamping about it and sharing gifts or cards with your coffee drinking friends!  They will think you are so very thoughtful! And what is even better than matching up the perfect project with your besties?  Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until March 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog …

WAW176 ~ Psalm 18:46 ~ Blessed Be My Rock

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It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate this week's sponsors so very much!  This week we are excited to have Really Reasonable Ribbon AND Artisttic Adventures (Heather Hudson/Etsy Shop) sharing prizes with us!Please take a few moments to thank those who provided our prizes this week!  
This week we are getting our thoughts and minds prepared for the Easter season.  So this time we are visiting the book of Psalms and celebrating the most awesome gift our Savior gave...


So this week, I printed our digi scripture on Kraft paper and decided to tear the paper to resemble my own paper rock!  I started with a black card stock base (measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a mat white CS layer.  I wanted a DP pattern to mimic a garden (picture Gethsemane) a…

ODBD ~ He is Risen!

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Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week.  Monday started a bit rocky for me.  My alarm was 45 minutes off...  and so I was nearly late to work.  I spent 20 minutes rushing to shower, dry my hair, apply makeup, take vitamins and find just the right outfit.  It was a crazy, mad rush to say the least!  However, even with a very rough start to the day, I managed to walk in my office on time and amazingly accomplished every single task I needed to do that morning before arriving at work.  (Except, for remembering my security card...  lol)...  It just goes to show that even in the craziness of life we can stay focused and get the task at hand done.  
So this Easter, my goal is to stay focused on what really matters...  the cross, the empty tomb, the nail scarred hands and feet...  It is through our Savior's sacrifice that we may live eternally...  AND that my friends is definitely worth keeping sight of.  
Blessings...
Today's project featuring Our Daily Bre…

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release

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Can you believe it is ALREADY the 20th of March?  It seems like the month is just flying by!  My daffodils are peeking hesitantly out of the ground and the bunnies seem to have a new spring in their hop.  Speaking of spring...  it has been a joy to share some of the new products from Our Daily Bread Designs this month!  And since it is mid month, we taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' March Release.   Here are a couple of cards I created using Basket of Blessings along with the new Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  For more inspiration using the February Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I started with a 5 x 5 inch burgundy card base and added a Kraft mat.  I used coordinating papers from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection for my background papers, eggs and tiny blossoms.  I stamped the basket image on Neenah Solar Crest and colored with with Copics before fussy cutting.  I added my die cut eggs, grass and greenery before adhering to the card.  I stamped my sentiment on…

WAW175 ~ Safety is of the Lord ~

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It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate our sponsors and their generosity!  This week we are pleased to have Classy Cards 'N Such along with Eureka Digi Stamps as sponsors!  Please take a few moments to thank both of our fabulous sponsors this week!   

Since our digital scripture, I opted to pull out a horse image I have in my stash...


I started with an ecru card stock base and black CS matting.  I thought the chicken wire DP fit the image nicely.  I stamped the image on Neenah Solar Crest using a Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copics.  I sponged in a bit of Memento Summer Sky before using a Spellbinder die to cut it out and creating a scalloped background.  I printed our digi scripture on white card stock and cut it down to create a sim…

Welcome to the Anniversary Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Welcome!  Grab a cup of joe and settle in because today we are having an Anniversary Party!  Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates 7 years of doing business!  And to mark this milestone, seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 19, 2015 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 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Did you notice, I mentioned NEW Anniversary stamp sets?  Yep, you heard right.  ODBD has a special release (2 stamps sets) to mark this milestone.  And I am pleased as punch to share them with you.  My first project (or pink palooza) features the new set, God Verses.
Today's card measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  I started with a white card stock base and added a soft pink layer using ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die.  I added a soft rose paper…

Celebrating an Anniversary with a Scripture Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs

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This month, Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates an anniversary!  And  to celebrate the designers are showcasing some of our favorite items.  Today, we focus on scripture.  And for today's project I chose a beautiful scripture from the New Testament book of Mark, featured in ODBD's Scripture Collection 12.  
We would love to have you join us in sharing your projects using an ODBD Scripture.  Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, cards using techniques, scrapbook pages or home decor items, we would love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps.   To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of this POST by Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to receive a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on S…

ODBD ~ Happiness Through Your Door ~

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Welcome!  Top of the mornin' to ya!  Do you know that according to data from a 2011 Census 35 MILLION people in the United States claim Irish ancestry???  That means 11% of the ENTIRE population of the United States claim Irish roots!  And it's no wonder!  I have been guilty of a t-shirt or two that sport such phrases as "kiss me, I'm Irish..."  ;-)  It is just plain fun to sport some shade of green, sing silly songs and eat green eggs!  (Well, maybe I'm pushing the envelope with the green eggs thing...)  You are totally with me, right???  And just for the record, I REALLY do have a bit of Irish in me.  A great-great-great-(WHEW, I know there are a whole bunch of those) grandfather came over from Dublin in 1774.  He was a lace maker by trade and came to the colonies to seek his fortune.  Eventually, he fought honorably in the American Revolution and as his reward received a land grant in the unknown wilds of Kentucky...  How cool is that?  So yes, these IRISH …

WAW174 ~ Be Content ~

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It's time for another fabulous, fun and inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday site for all of the details including this week's digital scripture, how to link your creation AND info on some fabulous prizes! 

We appreciate our sponsors and their generosity!  This week we are pleased to have Taylored Expressions AND Bugaboo Stamps as sponsors!  Please take a few moments to thank those who provided both fabulous sponsors this week well!   

This week we take a look at Hebrews.  Very wise council indeed!


As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a few moments of your day with me.  I hope the weekly dose of scripture helps to lift  your soul!  

Have a wonderful week!

Supplies 

Paper - Staples, Georgia Pacific, Echo Park - Jack & Jill
Dies - Doily DieFancy Foliage Die
Seam Binding
Digital Stamp - Word Art Wednesday

~ May Your Troubles Be Less ~

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Good Friday morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your day!  We are digging out from another major snowstorm.  As I write this, we have 12 inches on the ground and expect more throughout the day.  It is beautiful to look out but quite the challenge when you need to get to work!  
So with St. Patrick's Day around the bend and hopefully the arrival of spring, I decided to work on something showing a "bit of green."  This project features Our Daily Bread Designs' March release St. Patrick's Day.

I started with a Kelly Green card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a white mat.  The white mat features an image from ODBD's Life is a Gift set stamped with Memento's Bamboo Leaves ink and soft scalloped clouds created by sponging Memento's Summer Sky and London Fog ink around a paper punched scallop.  I added another Kelly Green CS layer this time using ODBD's dies nested together, Vintage Flourish Pattern and Vintage Labels.  I then …