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ODBD ~ Those Who Are Peacemakers ~

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 Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  Things are a bit "drippy" here in Kentucky.  But I know the mums and other assorted flowers are loving it!  The down side...  the autumn foliage may just hit the ground early this year!  And there is nothing more depressing than seeing bare trees this time of year!  I sure would like to see a bit of autumn color before that happens!  I'm popping in to share a card using a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs'  September release.  It's hard to believe that October will be here TOMORROW!  YIKES!!!  But that means I get to share a fun new release with you!  So be sure to come back tomorrow to check it out!  And the BLOG HOP!!!!!
I wanted to take a moment to share a real life moment from earlier this week.  It appears the Lord has laid this incident on my heart and I want to share it with you.  I hope it gives you pause to reflect.  Check after today's card for my thought for the day...

But first, I w…

ODBD ~ Live in the Sunshine ~

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Good Monday morning!  I am so excited to share another fun card today featuring items from Our Daily Bread Designs' September release.  This time I used the new stamp set, Under the Sea along with the Pretty Posies Die.  
 I started with a white card stock base and added a bit of sea blue card stock matting.  I chose a lovely dragonfly DP design from ODBD's Blooming Garden Paper Collection for my focal layer.  I stamped the image (Under the Sea) with light gray ink and stamped my sentiment on top with a black ink.  I used ODBD's Stitched Ovals Die to cut the image and lightly colored it with a soft blue ink before removing from the die.  ODBD's Ovals Die helped create the coordinating mat layer.  I used the new Pretty Posies Die to create my layered blossom, taking care to ink the middle with a soft butter distress ink and the edges with a blue glass distress ink.  I spritzed each layer with water before manipulating the blossoms to add depth.  After layering and g…

A Look Back at ODBD's September Mid Month Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Mid Month Release. Here is the card I created using the Beauty stamp set, Pretty Posies Die and Leafy Edged Borders Die.  For more inspiration using the September Mid Month Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

 I started with an ecru card stock base measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches and added a lovely design paper pattern from ODBD's Soulful Stitches Paper Collection.  I used the new Leafy Edged Borders Die to create my DP, ecru CS and gold poster board layers.  I cut out multiple flower layers from ecru card stock and inked the centers with a soft yellow distress ink and the edges with a light pink ink.  After inking, I spritzed the flowers lightly with water and pinched each petal between my fingertips for depth.  After drying, I glued layers together, staggering each to overlap and finished the flower with a cluster of pearls glued in the center.  I cut my leaves out of ecru card stock also and inked it up w…

ODBD ~ The Road to My Heart

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And thank you to each and every one of you who took a few moments out of your busy day to read and comment on my post about Dakota.  Your kind words were sincerely appreciated.  In the spirit of our favorite canine companions, I have a card today featuring ODBD's recent releases, You are PawsomePuppy DieCats & Dogs Die along with the mid month Leafy Edged Borders Die

I started with a red card stock base and added a white matting.  The DP you see is from ODBD's Patriotic Paper Collection.  I tucked in a fun border from the Leafy Edged Borders Die and a tiny gold poster board paw created with the new Cats & Dogs Die.  So here are the new items you see today...




and some old favorites too...


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back Friday as I share a special look back at this mid month release!  I hope you love it!
Blessings....

ODBD ~ Dakota's Card ~

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Welcome!  Today's post will be long and deeply personal.  SO, if you are here to see my card for the day please feel free to scroll down and take a peek.  I always try to be cognizant of my reader's time.  I know you have more important things to do than listen to me ramble on...  But, today, I need to write this post probably more than you need to read it.  It has been my experience, that when something happens, sharing it allows you to heal.  Now before anyone gets alarmed...  NOTHING has happened to me, my immediate family, job, etc...  But something did happen on Wednesday September 16th, that changed my heart forever.  
Let me begin with a story...  about a beautiful little ball of fluff...  

Yep, that's her!  John really wanted a BIG dog.  In my mind, this meant a Lab, Golden Retriever, Poodle...  (What did I know about dogs???)  I grew up on a farm and had dogs but honestly, I was a cat person (#crazycatlady)...  Dogs weren't my thing! And then, hubs springs th…

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release

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Today, we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' September Release.  I chose to create a project featuring the Under the Sea  stamp set along with the new Leafy Edged Borders Die.  For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.
I opted to do a center step card with a cadet gray base.  I stamped my image on Neenah Solar Crest and colored the image with Copics.  I sponged in various shades of yellow and orange inks to create the sky before stamping my sentiment.  I used 2 nested dies from ODBD's Matting Circles Die set to create the gray frame and placed it along with the die cut image on the center panel with dimensional foam.  I also incorporated a lovely fish DP that you may find in ODBD's Christian Faith paper Collection.  I chose a rich navy blue and white card stock to create my waves.  I used the new Leafy Edged Borders Die to achieve the look and layered them together.  
So here are the new items you see today...


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WAW201 ~ Chronicles 16:11 ~ Seek the Lord and His Strength

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It is officially the middle of another week!  And you know what Wednesday means...  it's time for another great 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 our sponsors so very much!  Please take a few moments to thank those who generously provided our prizes this week!
A very special thank you to Simon Says Stamp who graciously provided me some goodies to play with this month!  They are having a huge celebration this month.  Be sure to check out their BLOG to check it out!  As part of this great event also known as #STAMPtember, I have been given a few products to share with you on today's card...  

I started out with an A2 Side Folding Card provided by Simon Says Stamp and added a layer of diagonal print designer paper.  I wanted my snowflake die to pop so I chose a complementary DP that was…

Surprise!!! A Mid Month Release at Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Good morning!  Welcome to a special mid-month release blog hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!  This month Our Daily Bread Designs has some many new products, they couldn't stop with one release!  So today, I get to show you some new STAMPS and DIES just for this special mid month release!  And they are AMAZING!!!!  But ODBD stuff is always amazing!!!!
It's almost like getting dessert twice with you meal and not gaining a pound!!!  **if only that happened in real life**  And if a second release of amazing products isn't enough...  we are having ANOTHER blog hop this month, with DRUM ROLL PLEASE****  A CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE ODBD STORE!!!!  Woot, Woot!!!!  Be sure to check out all the deets on this special blog hop and how you may qualify to win at the end of this post...  
So let's go straight to card number #1  featuring the new Beauty  stamp set AND the new Leafy Edged Borders Die...

I started with a rich raspberry card stock base (4.5 x 5 inches) …