Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Blog Hop.  If you just arrived here from Grace's blog Th-INK-ing of You, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled onto this post please pop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog to start the hop at the beginning.

Well today is the day!  Two years ago today Kelley Holland opened up Our Daily Bread Designs.  Now I have to tell you that I have been a fan since day one.  I was really excited to see a stamp company that carried lovely images paired with scripture.  Stamps that allow me to express my faith, through my craft. Since that first day Kelley has released 61 wonderful stamps sets and 9 individual stamps, all filled with scripture!  I dreamed of being a part of the design team and was thrill to be asked to be a part, even a small part, of this fabulous company!  Happy Anniversary Our Daily Bread Designs and may God continue to bless your venture.

Today Our Daily Bread Designs is releasing 4 new stamps sets in celebration of its 2nd anniversary.  Two border sets and two sets of the design teams favorite scripture verses.  The best part is the border sets perfectly frame the various scripture verses.

Today's Blog Hop is special because it allows each of the Design Team members to make the first card with their own favorite Scripture! We hope you will truly enjoy the hop... and of course it wouldn't be a Blog Hop without prizes! Today, Kelley is going to give 3 Prizes of your choice of one of these new Anniversary sets! Here is what you have to do to qualify for the prizes:
  • Hop from first to last, and collect the secret LETTER each designer will have.
  • Leave a comment for the designer on their blog.
  • Return to the ODBD blog, leaving a comment to tell us that you visited all the blogs.
  • Email Grace at: gnywening@yahoo.com, giving her the secret message the letters spell.
You have until 8:00 PM EST on Mar 18th to complete the hop and email Grace the message.

I am thrilled to be able to share one of my favorite scriptures with you today in card form.  "Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9  I have taken much comfort from this verse over the years.  Now I am not a shy, retiring person by nature but my faith has made it possible for me to step out and do things that I never would have thought that I could do, specifically as a foster parent.  I gone places I would never have gone and done things that I would never have done if not for the children that were placed in my care.  I have experienced great pain and even greater joy through these children.  I have gone toe to toe with judges, school administrators, social services administrators and parents to fight to get me kids what they needed, whether it was special services, to get them back home where they belongs or for three of them to make them a permanent part of our family.  And God carried me through all of it.  My life has been truly blessed because He is with me wherever I go.
Now I am sure you are ready to get on your way so the next blog you are to hop to is Julie's blog The Write Stuff but first my secret letter is A.


What I used:
ODBD Vine Border and Scripture Collection 3
chocolate chip, barely banana, white card stock
29th Street Market designer paper
Versafine black, Versamark stamp pad, several brown chalk inks
clear and silver embossing powder
chocolate satin ribbon
brown brads
SU border and corner punches

154 comments:

Indy_Patti said...

Debi

Beautiful work! Inspiring me to get all the special edition sets for our card ministry at church!

Off to my next blog (yours is wonderful by the way)

Becca Feeken said...

Debi, what an awesome scripture you picked. I can see that people will reach for that one often. Your card is glorious! I love the colors as well as the shimmer and glow!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous gf!!! I love this Scripture and love he dp you used, the sponging, just every deail!!!

Crystal said...

Debi, I love the color choices and that wonderful verse. Beautiful bow... just gorgeous !

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Debi!! I just love your colors, the gorgeous bow and the silver embossing!! Fab layout and stunning design!
hugs,
Chris

Teri said...

Very pretty! Great job!

Patter Cross said...

Just beautiful! Love your colors and sponging! Have a blessed day!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Debi! Love your sponging and that fabulous bow! Wonderful scripture!

TippyB said...

A truly beautiful card. Love the colors. TFS.

Heidi G said...

Love how the ironwork frame looks on this card. It really looks lovely.

Dawn said...

beautiful Debi!! absolutely love the brown/silver together

Candi said...

Beautiful and love the color comb!

marcelle schauer said...

Very nice and love all the details and color comb,

Jonia said...

Beautiful card and such detail. Thanks for sharing!

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card Debi.

mustangsarah said...

Awesome card. Love the muted colors.

April said...

A wonderful card....so glad that ODBD is offering up a hop in recognition of Birthday #2!!! What a way to showcase all of you!

jhet said...

Oh, what an inspiring verse!!! And a very lovely card! Your bow is stunning!

Heidi said...

Debi- very elegant and beautiful color combination.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

A perfect bow and lovely use of the scripture! Thanks so much for sharing!

Susan M said...

Wondeful card this scripture will mean so much to many!

Creative Custom Printing said...

Beautiful work!! Debie

Kathie said...

Love these colors, a gorgeous card. TFS

Becky E. said...

Love how you have used the colors. Beautiful work.

kshuffler said...

I love your embossin on the card. It is a beautiful card.

Pat said...

Debi, quite stunning. Love the color combo and that bow is to die for!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

So very warm and pretty.

Jennifer L

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Beautiful card, Debi. I love the scripture you chose

Teresa Damitz said...

Beautiful! This is one of my favorite verses too! tfs

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Debi this is Beautiful!! Love the rich browns and the silver frame is gorgeous!!!!

Dawn V.V. said...

Great verse, great reminder!
Love the colors of this beautiful cards!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Dawn

Peggy said...

This is one of my favorite verses. Great card. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Naomi D said...

Simply elegant. I love it!

StampinCathy said...

This is one beautiful and inspiring card. I just love this color combo, details and that bow is just perfect. Really enjoying all the scriptures and the frames. The sets are fabulous.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card!

Joanne Tunstall. said...

I love how you shaded with the chalks. Great card. Jo

Chrissy D said...

I love the combination of the embossing with the sponging! Beautiful card!

connie said...

I love the embossing and colors you used.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful card. Love the scripture and the silver frame. TFS

Donna Moore said...

Gorgeous card!!! Loved your description and explanation for why this verse means so much to you! Thank you for sharing your art and your heart!

Judy said...

What a beautiful way to display that wonderful verse! Love the colors, the sponging, and the silver embossing! Thanks for sharing!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Debi, your card is amazing!!! I love the sponging on your scripture panel and the way it just draws the attention to it!! There is nothing better than having a fabulous scripture speaking right at you from a gorgeous card!!! Love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

SandyK said...

Gorgeous colors.

Randi said...

Debi, your card is beautiful and thank you for sharing the reason why you selected this scripture!

Santaread said...

Such a pretty card love the verse

Gloria Westerman said...

So Beautiful.....I can see why you hold this scripture dear....with all that you have and will have to go thur....this verse has also given me the courage to keep thur.....thank you for sharing your awesome creation.....and your passion....

Linda said...

Debi,
Thanks for sharing how God has used your favorite verse in your life. I've loved the story of Joshua since I was young and that's a long time! I love your card idea and especially the silver embossed frame.

Donna said...

Love the scripture you picked. What a beautiful card

Debby said...

Debi, the shimmer of your card is eye catching. The card is simply wonderful.

Becky said...

This is just lovely. Love the silver embossing.

merrymstamper said...

Awesome card! love this scripture from Joshua! I love the metallic look and choc. chip ribbon!

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful card, Debi. Love the verse and thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

WOW!! I want to know your secret for making your cards!! I love the embossing and the colors!

meemee48 said...

Wonderful example!

Dianne said...

Beautiful card and verse. Your work is amazing.

Mickie said...

Such a lovely card.

Teela said...

Beautiful card, love the shimmer and the verse!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a beautiful card, Debi! I love the embossing and lovely color combo. What an inspiring scripture you picked! Now that's a gorgeous bow. I need lessons on that, lol.

PatsyB said...

First up, I love the card! It has a quiet elegance to it that you remember long after closing the envelope!
Secondly, nothing gives you courage like a mother's love! Bless you for your work with these babies.

Chelsea said...

Totally stunning! Love it so much!
Chelsea

Shelley said...

I am thankful God promises to be with us! Fabulous card!

Wanda Cullen said...

This truly is a wonderful verse and you've highlighted it so well!

Donna said...

Love the embossing! Great verse and card!

Betty said...

Such understated coloring makes for a truly elegant card. Love the scripture too.

Julia said...

What an inspiring scripture.....love the dp and embossing. TFS!

Earline said...

beautiful card love the verse you use

The Paper Princess said...

Nice card Debi - I love this verse too!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Nice card Debi - I love this verse too!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Willow said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of colors!

Janine Rachau said...

Lovely color combination and great desgn. I love your verse, as well. I am sure Joshua needed to rely on this many times in his life! Be blessed.

Sue D said...

I feel inspired just looking at your card!

StampingforHISglory said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rosie said...

Your card is beautiful! I am falling in love with these stamps as I continue on the hop. I've had a hard time finding really great scripture stamps, but these are awesome! Rosemary

Lorelie Kim said...

Debi, this is classically elegant!! Love that gorgeous bow and the silver embossed frame! The sponged edges really highlighted the scripture!!

Lenoria said...

I love your card as well as the yummy chocolatey sheen!

Dani said...

What a lovely and elegant card!

Sandee said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing the importance of this verse in your life!

Laurie said...

What a great card! I love these colors.

America said...

Hi Debi! This is incredibly showcased. LOVE the colors and sponging and DP!!! WOW!

Barbie said...

Strikingly beautiful and I love your color choices.

Rona said...

beautiful card and even more beautiful story - God Bless!!

Karen Linarez said...

I love your verse and hearing how that verse was special to you! It will have new meaning for me now, too, especially since I don't know if I could've fought all that you have fought. This card is a truly nice beautifully simple one, nice colors, love that silver border.

Susan said...

Love the card, the colors, everything! And it's not "square"

Darsi said...

Beautiful card--thanks for sharing!

JKB said...

Great job!!! Thanks!!!

Bonnie in SC said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with all of us. God bless.

Kim said...

Very Pretty!! love the embossing!!

A Walk With Faith said...

Debi, this is awesome! Love the silver embossing and wonderful scripture verse.

linda said...

simply beautiful card

Teresa said...

Beautiful card and I love the color combo. Thanks for providing so much inspiration through your blog.

leenda said...

Stunning artwork! Love the verse you chose & the testimony behind it!

Pat said...

Lovely use of the new stamps, Pat

L. Brown said...

Beautiful card. These fames add so much to the verses.

Anonymous said...

Dear Debi~~

Thank you for sharing this wonderful verse, and one of the ways it has helped you with these children, who really need love. Thank you with all of my heart for being a foster parent...and An Adopted Mommy. I wish there were many more people to join your example. (Maybe from reading your story, someone will have their heart changed today.)

I have read this scripture before, but never as clearly as when I read it in relation to your story. It is so powerful. I love verse 1:26..same book. Enjoy that, too!

I love your card. I love the silver embossed frame, and the verse shows up so beautifully. I love the colors--from the background dp, to the brilliant raspberry bow! Wonderful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Donna said...

Stunning card Debi and such a powerful scripture...beautiful :) Donna x

kmassman said...

Your beautiful bow really accents your card nicely!

Susan said...

Splendid card! love the embossing and borders!
Just lovely :)

be well,
Susan

candy61429 said...

Beautiful card Debi!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Debi, this is so awesome!! Your colors are so rich, I need a glass of milk!!! Your embossing is perfection....I could really use some lessons!! Fabulous job, GF!! God Bless!!

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! I thought the barely banana was gold. It shines in the photo. The verse that you chose and the part of your life that you've shared truly touches my heart. I teach in a very special school and have worked with many of these children. I admire what you do. More parents, biological, adoptive and foster, alike, need to step up as you have. Thank you.

Rhonda Zamora said...

Very pretty card.

Emily said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the deep colours and the details you put into it! Thanks for sharing! :o)

loftylass said...

Beautiful card Debi. The colours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.
HW(UK)

Sherry said...

I love your card!!!!!! it's gorgeous. love the colors

Janet S said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us during the ODB birthday blog hop.

Tanja said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing about the scripture you chose.

Val W said...

This is a lovely card. The verse is so comforting. Thanks for sharing.

Sabine said...

I love the scripture verse and will reach for that one often!What a beautiful card!

Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing your inspirational story. The scripture verse certainly is one we need to turn to often. The card is beautiful. I love the colors and the layout. Bless you for sharing and, even more, for sharing your life with needy children.

Suzi said...

Amen! Amen! Amen!
TFS!

**Milu** said...

I love the colors of your card
**Milu**

Serena said...

Beautiful card! Love your scripture choice! Great colors!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So, so pretty Debi! Everything about this is so very appealing!

Connie M. said...

Oh Debi!! This is just sooo beautiful! I just LOVE that BOW!!!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Hi Debi, Beautiful, stunning card! Thanks for sharing!

christi said...

so peaceful and what a beautiful bow.

Kathi said...

This is so beautiful, I love how you framed the panel with the border and corner punches! These colors are so warm and comforting, so perfect with the scripture you chose.

Pati said...

Beautiful colors, wonderful verse, inspiring message! Thanks for sharing Debi!

Lynn said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the verse - great choice. The silver border is particularly lovely. Fabulous job!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the way the sponging makes the verse seem to glow! Beautiful colors!

Tina said...

Beautiful card! Love the scripture

Natalie said...

Beautiful colors!! Love that verse in Joshua. Your card is gorgeous Debi, love the border stamp and your embossing is just perfect!! God bless.

AK Donna M said...

I really like the colors on your card and the scripture verse. Lovely!

Kelley said...

Wow, you dreamed of being on the team? That is awesome! I am so very glad you are on the team as I am blessed to have you be part of it! Your faith is so remarkable and inspiring!

Claudia V said...

A great verse! I can see why you chose it. Your card is really lovely!

Yvonne Wilson said...

Love all the details of your card!
Yvonne

Susan said...

An absolutely beautiful cards - wonderful colors & layout! And such an inspiring verse!

dclouser said...

Your card and verse are so inspiring! Beautiful work!

Patti said...

Lovely card.

reeree62 said...

So pretty! Love the big bow too!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning -- frame it and sell it for a million bucks!!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful... what is most striking is the simplicity of the card. You have let God's word take center stage and made it beautiful.

stampergrl said...

Awesome card! I love the colors you used and your layout! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Very nice

Renee S.

Vicky Gould said...

Fantastic work.

cookie sheldon said...

Gorgeous card.love the sentiment

mom3 said...

you have a wonderful talent. I am just going have to get some of the corners/frames stamps.

Softangelkisses said...

How precious! Thanks for sharing! God Bless You :o)

Cherie said...

Gorgeous! TFS!

chocoholic said...

love the color combination...and the verse-- very encouraging :) beautiful card Debi!
God Bless

karen In Houston said...

Very elegant card, just love it....

Tassie said...

what a beautiful card!!

Terry Times said...

Very nice!

vickiforbes said...

Beautiful lay-out and card.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors combination. Very soft. The scripture is very powerful. Wonderful job.
Luvglitztoo

PamS said...

Beautiful card...love the colors

Amy said...

Beautiful card - and encouragement! I LOVE embossing! Wish it didn't take so much time though.
Hugs, Amy

Jen said...

love your work, Many Bleesings

Leapin said...

Stupendous work. Really beautiful.

Sharon said...

Lovely card...

Liz Williams said...

So beautiful and love the embossing.

ChristineCreations said...

What beautiful warmth around the verse Debi. I love this verse too, and my husband's going to use it in a baptism for one of our HS students in a few weeks. Such a truth to anchor each of us!

Beautiful to hear how it has anchored you!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx said...

Great use of colors and scripture.

Terri

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Omgosh.......the colors and perfection that you gals all have. TFS you are all so inspiring to us.