Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Release Blog Hop

Hello friends of Our Daily Bread designs! We want to wish you all a happy and most blessed new year! Welcome to the January Release Blog Hop! If you have not had a chance to view the full release, scroll down one post to see it all! We hope you are as excited as we are about this month's sets! We have been having so much fun preparing samples for your inspiration!

Before I get to the hop details, I do want to thank Teresa Kline, our Guest Designer for Nov. and Dec. Teresa did such a beautiful job with ODBD stamps, bringing her own unique and yummy style to each creation! Thank you Teresa!!! I also want to thank Lorelie Kim for all she has done for ODBD this past term as a design team member and a scrapbook team member! Lorelie has decided to step down from the team to deal with personal matters. Lor... we will miss you and you'll remain in our hearts and prayers! Many thanks and big hugs to both of you!!!

Joining us this month on the hop is the super talented Suzanne Czosek, from our Scrapbook Team. You will LOVE seeing her layout using these stamps!!!

Now....here are the details of the Blog Hop:

The Hop will run 8am EDT Jan 1 til 8pm EDT Jan 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Jan 3.

There will be Five prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates!!!
Happy New Year!!!

Here is what you need to do to be in the drawing for these FIVE prizes:

  • Hop to each blog listed below, leaving a comment for each designer
  • Return here to this post and let us know you completed the hop and left comments for each designer, or make note of any you could not comment on
  • In this same comment, answer the question below


Here is the order for the blog hop:
Sandee
Becca
Sabrina
Chris
Grace
Connie
Julie
Betty
Dawn
Angie
Suzanne
Dina
ODBD

Here is the question to answer in your comment when you return after completing the hop:


With the start of a new year, many make "New Year's Resolutions". Do you? If so, what are some of your resolutions or goals for 2012?


See you on the hop!




DT Coordinator

158 comments:

Jana said...

Loved the hop. What a great and inspiring way to start the day. Thank you all. My goal is to Let Go and Let God.

Nancy Seed said...

Love the Blog Hop. Great creations by all.
My goal this year is to be of open mind! No more putting myself last.

LoveSnailMail said...

Great stamps used by terrific designers in your hop today. Congratulations! I hope to find time to be creative in some way every day. It is now on the TOP of my to-do list.

shatril said...

This was a great hop. It is my first one, but won't be the last one. I think having this set will be a necessity. When I get my next paycheck, we will have it. I didn't encounter any problems on the hop.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Truly inspiring blog hop, overwhelmed by all the lovely creations...this Design Team is certainly gifted. As for New Years resolutions I try not to make them, the perfectionist in me would only be disappointed. Best I can do is get up each day and give the day to God and try to remember that I am not, nor have I ever been in control....a real challenge for me. Blessings to all of you for a Happy New Year.

Sonia said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I could not stop saying this as I visited everyone on the hop! I absolutely LOVED every one! I never thought I liked grunge but you have made a believer out of me. Absolutely FABULOUS projects!!! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to all!

I do not really make "New Year's resolutions" as I find when I say it that way, I don't carry through. Besides, every year I want the same things and even though I never meet my "goals" I continue to work on them. I think it is because they are actually long term goals. Over all, I just appreciate all the gifts God gives me.

Christine said...

The hop was a blessing. You have a special ministry of encouragement! My New Year's resolution is to use my crafting to bless others!

WJ said...

Great hop! It is amazing all the wonderful cards each "hopper" designed. What a talented group of ladies, they inspired me. Thanks for the hop. May God bless you all.

Lesli said...

I don't always make New Year resolutions, but this year I have several things I want to work on. One goal will be to find more opportunities to create, which lifts my spirit, and to share my creations to lift up others, as well.

Janet said...

Thanks for the gorgeous hop! Your DT has truly outdone themselves. Their work is stunning! As for resolutions, I try not to have any, but this year I will be focusing on creating balance in my life.

Karen W said...

Loved the hop, that birthday set is a MUST have. I don't usually make resolutions for the new year. I left some love on the DT blogs and appreciate their efforts to entertain all of us!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Loved the hop, thanks for doing it. And I don't make resolutions - I know I'll end up breaking them anyway! I just take things one day at a time any more!

Elisabet said...

This hop was just fabulous! I hopped to every single blog without incident.

I love the grunge look for the new release! Must, must get some of them...
For this New Year I actually did set myself a goal, which is unusual for me...I chose the word "focus" and I am going to make art only with paper or paint. All the rest of my supplies have sat dormant for too long and are being given new homes. It already feels good just having made the decision to FOCUS:D

Hugs and Happy New Year to All at ODBD,
Beth P

StampnInkLady said...

Great Hop!! Visited & commented on all with no problem. The designers are so awesome! Don't usually make New Years Goals, but mine is to keep giveing my life to God, being thankful to him every single day for the blessings he has bestowed on me "In Jesus Name".
Happy New Year!!

Carol E said...

What an inspriing hop, thank you to all the creative designers. My goal is to learn more about card making and taking pictures. I have already signed up for 2 classes for both.

Patricia Huber said...

I LOVED your hop. I was not able to post a comment on Suzanne's blog because I would not sign up for a google blog. I tried 3 times and am so sad that I will not be eligible to win. My goal this year is to craft at least 5 days a week.

Marg said...

What a wonderful blog hop. there are so many ideas to try in this new year. I was able to get to see and comment on every blog.
I don't usually make resolutions as I almost always never remembered them as the year wore on. I just try to live my life the best way I can.

Barbara in SC said...

What a great hop. My first one on ODB. As for the question, I don't usually make formal resolutions. More just thoughts and ideas of how I'd like to improve my life in the next year. Thanks again for all the inspiration your hop provided.

Nancy R Grimes said...

Fun hop with lots of neat ideas. My goal is to be more organized .

J.Beare said...

What a wonderful hop! Such talent..My goal is to be more creative and productive this year..to use the talent my Heavely Father gave me to bring joy to others as well as myself.

April said...

What an amazing hop!! So many gorgeous creations. :)

I normally make New Years Resolutions but this year I'm skipping it. The only thing I'm focusing on this year is getting organized and getting things done!
- April W

Robyn said...

The ODBD January release hop was stunning! So many wonderful designs this month.Kelly, you have an amazing DT that are able to turn paper and ink into masterpieces! Perhaps I should have a resolution to strive to create more like any and all of them. However, no resolution, means no disappointments. Each day is new and refreshing opportunity to work in the world to show more of Christ. Blessings to each of you in your lives this year, as you reach and influence so many.

Debbie said...

Just finished 'oohing' over the hop and look forward to starting one of my new year's resolutions - craft more!

marilynwillauer said...

Thank you for such a wonderful blog hop to start the New Year out right.
I normally don't make resolutions, don't want to set myself up for failure right off the bat.
I do tho try to set goals or accomplsihments for myself by the week rather than by the year!!!
I'm reading James Pattersons 'The Christmas Wedding' and there is a part in their that struck me and will stay with me for the year. . . "Seize Life!" What two better words to hold on to.
Happy New Year!!!!

nancy handley said...

This is the first blog hop I've ever completed! You've all inspired me! My resolution for 2012 is to add creativity to every day!
Thanks to all of you for sharing your work! Happy New Year and God Bless you all!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this was a really special blog hop - these new items are so fresh and inspiring. I loved seeing what each DT member created. I loved everything.

I do New Year's resolutions and have actually accomplished a few of them in the past (my batting average isn't that great however). Yesterday my DD's boyfriend asked her to marry him. We are so excited. So of course, my goal this year is for my daughter and I to team up and lose a few pounds so she can look great in her wedding dress, and I will look a little better in whatever I wear.

Happy New Year and congrats on these new stamps - I know they will be a big hit in the stamping world.

whippetgirl said...

My first official bloghop over. Thanks to all of you. I don't typically make "resolutions" (as they typically get broken) but I do plan on eating healthier this new year.

Brenda said...

Love all of the January release sets. Your design team did a bang up job with the blog hop.

My goal for the new year is to become more organized - especially with my stamping stuff. Finding what I am looking for frequently takes longer than actually making the cards.

Anonymous said...

This was a fun and inspiring blog hop! I was not able to leave a comment on Suzanne C's sight. One of my goals this year is ot play more often and experiment with as many techniques as I can!!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the hop - many, many beautiful projects. My NYR - to lose weight. Hasn't worked for 22 years but this year I'm really ready.

Anonymous said...

This was a fun and inspiring blog hop! I was not able to leave a comment on Suzanne C's sight. One of my goals this year is ot play more often and experiment with as many techniques as I can!!! Linda L (sorry-left off my name tag there!)

Lynn said...

What a great trip. The design team is absolutely amazing. I wasn't able to open the comment box on the last three - Angie, Suzanne and Dina but their designs were fabulous. My goal is to remind myself constantly that if I believe in God's plan I also have to believe in His time line. Having patience takes a lot of patience!!

Kaye W. said...

Truly an inspiring and beautiful hop! Such wonderful creative people on your hop! I hope this year to get organized (finally!) and stamp more!

snowbear said...

Completed the hop... Such lovely creations with the great new releases... love the swirly butterflies.. I do not make resolutions... but i do hope to devote time each month to making Christmas cards so as to have enough when it comes time to mail them next year... this year left much to be desired!

Anonymous said...

Checked out all the blogs, very wonderful creations. Could leave a comment on Suzanne's and Dini's.
My goal for 2012 is to try and have more patients with myself and others.Mary L Schreiber

Gretchen Wilson said...

Just completed the hop and I haven't seen the set yet. But I know for sure they are a hit to me. I hope for the coming year to take one day at a time and do what my body tells and try to get healthy again so that I can start creating again the way I want to. God has given me a talent that I want to share with others, but right now I can't do the things that I want to do, so I will take that one day at a time.
Happy New Year and God'sBlessings on all of you.

Anonymous said...

I don't make resolutions I just try to live better and enjoy my time and crafting to the fullest each year.
I could not leave a comment on Susanne's blog.
Jan from Reno

Denise said...

Great hop! I was able to make it to all the blogs and leave a comment at each one. Lots of great projects!
I do make resolutions. The one for this year has got to be to get my craft space organized! I get very frustrated when trying to find things and not being able to do that!
DeniseB

Jacqueline Smith said...

You really have some talented DT and I left some love on all the blogs. My goals this year is to be on a Design Team,continue to lose weight, be a good Mom to my son and try being creative everyday. Happy New Year ODBD Team!!

Julie said...

I think I have broken too many resolutions to count, so I don't really make any. However, I want to grow closer to God in 2012. I pray for His mind to be in mine.

I love the new stamps! May 2012 be a great year for all.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful hop! Grunge is my style so I am sooo excited about this release! Placed my order for some of this set before I even started the hop!

My goal for 2012 is to find one new simple way to make someone's day every month.

Mary Lou said...

Truly inspiring and sensational release and blog hop!!! We all know God is GOOD!!! My "New Year's Resolution" is to continue to do unto others what I would want done unto me. Thanks for a wonderful and blessed start to my New Year!!
Hugz

stampencamper said...

what a fun, inspring blog hop; I want all these images. My answer to your question is:
I want to be even more aware this year of others who need cards of cheer. to use my God given talent to

ScappinOma said...

What a wonderful way to start out the new year. I thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop! I visited each blog and left a comment for each of these very talented ladies! (Note: Some may have been signed by me as Kathy, some as Scrappin' Oma and some as Kathy aka Scrappin' Oma--this is the first time I've blog-hopped and I had trouble remembering info from my profile account--thus the different names. Hope I can still be entered to win!) My resolution for this year is to be more focused on others.

Becky Green said...

WONDERFUL Blog Hop!!!!! ALL of the ladies were inspiring!!!!!!! Thank You!!!! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I USUALLY DON'T make New Years Resolutions BUT, this year I NEED to with my health! Eat better, & get myself back on the treadmill! BASICALLY, Be more disciplined with myself! Oh yes, & in the craft/stamping area: Draw some of my own designs! :)
The only blog I couldn't leave a comment on was Suzannes'. I HAVE TO say, she did a MAGNIFICENT JOB on her card! Tri-shutter cards take ALOT of work & her combining TWO! DOUBLE the work! It was more of a DISPLAY!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Emily said...

I don't put much stock in resolutions, however I do have a goal this year of getting a blog started to post my cards and paper crafts.

Cards By Jan said...

FANTASTIC cards ladies!! they are all so beautiful, I love the grunge sets, and you ladies did wonders!!

For my New Years Resolution: I just pray I can do well on the CT, and bring praise and glory to my Lord, who has done so much for me!!

Jillisgram said...

This was a really fun blog hop. Love the new grunge stamps and what the girls did with them! My goal for this new year is to get healthier, live one day at a time and now get discouraged! Val from IL.

frandoak said...

Loved the Blog Hop and every single creation. Lots of new and wonderful ideas and inspiration. My goal this year is to become more organized especially in my crafting space!

Kay said...

Absolutely loved every card that your Talented group has shared with us. My New Years resolutions are to be more grateful and to serve others.

PJ said...

Your Hop was an incredible way to start the New Year! All the designers did such inspiring work. I think I am always making resolutions in my mind no matter what the day of the year it is. It is just an inevitable part of me.

Jonia said...

What a wonderful blog hop! Everyone did a fabulous job as always! A team to be very proud of!!!

I realized that there is no need to make resolutions any more. My daily goal is to be the best that I can be for the Lord and hopefully bless someone along the way!

Bernie said...

What a wonderful hop! Such talent, so much inspiration.
My goal for this year is to get my life more organized.
Blessings Bernie

Linda Carson said...

Such an amazing blog hop! WOW! My goal would be for organization....wish me luck...!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful talented group of ladies! They changed my mind about grunge; it can be very beautiful and lovely! For the new year, I would like to read through the bible. Jan from Spring Valley

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to mention that I could not respond to Sabrina or Suzanne's blog. Jan from Spring Valley.

GeriJay said...

This hop was lots of fun. We can really learn from each other so I thank each designer for sharing. The cards were awesome. Sadly, I lost some special people in my life in 2011 and I embark on the new year with just one resolution - to "pray without ceasing".

Irene said...

Wow! Another spectacular release!!! I marvel at the wonderful variety that is included this month and the designers outdid themselves on this blog hop. I visited and commented on all of the sites. I am in the process of selecting my focus word for the year that I will use in strengthening my relationship with God.

Cheryl S. said...

What a wonderful way to begin 2012 with all these wonderful creations and new stamps. I do not make a yearly resolution but a daily one in that I may help someone else, even in a small way, to make their day brighter or to help them in their Christian walk. Your stamps are one way I can reach out to others through my cards to give them a better day, to let them know they are love and thought of.

Barbara Bryant said...

My New Years resolution is to read the bible all the way thru and have a closer walk with Jesus. My second is to get organized.. Lord help me

Anonymous said...

First, I couldn't post a comment on Suzz's blog. Please let her know her submission is exceptional.
I do not make resolutions but this year I am. Thanks to your wonderful contributers I am challenging myself to try new techniques. I'm a timid crafter so I am pushing the envelope.

Sharon L

Scrap-n-happy said...

Another great blog hop. The designers all have such amazing talent and the stamps are just awesome! Very inspirational. This year I did set some goals for myself. Some of them are to become Copic certified, to take my card & project making to a designer level...and maybe even create a blog of my own.

Anonymous said...

Wow that took a while to do the blog hop. I spent a lot of time admiring the lovely work of each one. I could not post on Suzanne's blog but her card is amazing. I usually do not make New Years Resolutions but as the first comment posted said, I am going to try and let go and let God. I lost my husband in 2011 after 48 years of marriage so I am leaning on God.

joy said...

What an amazing hop. Not only did I get some fabulous ideas, I was encouraged with the scripture and principles. Thank you for arranging this hop!

Bee Jay said...

I am inspired to 'grunge' a little more - rather than to stick to the more traditional designs. That's my resolve for this year! Thanks for a wonderfully inspiring and God-filled hop.
Blessings!

Lynne said...

So enjoyed the blog hop seeing how all the designers used your beautiful stamps. My goal this year is to use my stamping to glorify God.

chaun said...

Unable to leave comment at Suzanne C's blog. I normally comment under "name and URL". I don't even have a URL, but it is optional, so I can still comment using just my name. Her site has other accounts which I do not use, so was unable to comment, although I loved the tri-shutter photo album. My resolution is to exercise a bit more and try to eat healthier and do some art every day!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

I made it through all those gorgeous blogs.. wow..how creative all the ladies are!! My Goal for this year is to get rid of all my "retired items", clean out all I don't use, and pare way, way down so I can organize my stamp room better and move into a smaller home.. with a HUGE stamp room!! and stop waiting for others to get off their butt and help!!! If you want something done.. do it yourself!!

Penny Reed said...

Fantastic Hop, as usual. These gals are so talented! Loved them all. No problems. I don't usually make resolutions, but this year I want to be more organized in my craft room.

Peggy said...

One resolution or goal I have is to use the craft supplies I have. Have a very Happy New Year and may God bless in 2012.
Peggy Allen

Vickie Merrick said...

Awesome hop!!! Loved everyone's creations and ODBD's new releases!!

I normally don't make New Year's resolutions, but actually made one about a week-and-a-half ago to start up a new blog starting January 1, 2012. It's been a couple of years since I last blogged and thought it would be a good way to encourage myself to stay creative (and inspire others) by sharing my journey. So.....I'm off to set up a new blog!!!

Happy and Blessed 2012 to everyone!

Sue D said...

Great blog hop! My goal is to organize and use my stash and in so doing make more cards for our church card ministry.

Irene said...

What a wonderful hop and a most inspiring one. One of my many resolutions this year is to send some of the cards I create, I have this separating issue. Thank you so much for this hop. Great designs.

Karen said...

I really loved the blog hop. The new images are wonderful and the projects are inspiring. I guess my new year's resolution is to get my studio (and my life) back into some sort of order. At the moment, chaos reigns supreme.

maryr917 said...

loved the blog hop and seeing how the new sets and dies are being used-gorgeous creations.

my goals for 2012 center around my passions-family and crafting. for my family I dont want to put off until another day what you can do today-you may not have another chance.
for my crafting-I want to venture to try new techniques and think out of the box

Marsha said...

Fantastic Bog Hop again. Loved each piece of artwork. Thanks Ladies.
This year I am going to take a more active role in improving my health. The way I eat and exercise have to change in order to see changes.

Sandy T said...

What a fun and inspiring way to start the New Year. Thank you ladies for wonderful projects.
My resolution this year is to be "nicer" to my wonderful husbandd. He is very supportive of me and my "habit" and sometimes I am short with him. I hope to do better this year.

Miriam Prantner said...

What an amazing hop! Love the stamps, and the team is so talented! I don't make resolutions, but I do have some goals, which include being less tied to chronological order when scrapbooking, and to get published.

Crumbdust said...

I usually don't make New Year's resolutions but this year is with starting the new year in church I knew it was the right thing. I have made a resolution to keep my eyes on Jesus, not my circumstances.

jennifer said...

What an awesome bloghop! Everything was absolutely gorgeous! I am not going to make resolutions but I have set some goals for myself! A big one is to get my scrapbooking caught up!!! And to scrap or make cards every week!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a wonderful blog hop!! Great release love it all the sweet and the grungy : ) This year it is my desire treasure and be a good steward of each moment God has given me!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Finished the hop - such beautiful and inspiring creations. I don't really make New Years resolutions. I am setting a couple of goals this year though - to lose the weight that has been creeping up and to be more consistent with my devotional times and Bible reading.

Analuz said...

It was nice to go hop!!love the proyects and cards with the new seats, my favorit is the birthday blessings!!
My gol for this year is to let God
use me and obey him when he send me to do his will!!!

Tameko said...

Fabulous stamps, and stunning design team projects. I have so enjoyed this. I have made resolutions in the past, and many times I did not stick with them. So this year, I am just trying to keep it simple, by keeping GOD first in my life!

Maria A said...

What an inspirational hop! I loved getting to see all the beautiful creations by the amazing design team! WOW! I'm so glad I've been introduced to you gals and ODBD!

My goal is to start scrapbooking again! I have four children and my youngest is 5 and doesn't have a baby book made yet! How awful is that? Life just got too busy to scrapbook and card making has been my creative outlet for years now. I'm getting things organized and I'm ready to start with the "current photos" and work my way back!

Maria A said...

I forgot to mention i wasn't able to leave a comment on Suzanne C's blog.

FM said...

I have finished this inspiring Blog Hop. My goal for this year is to try come new projects and now colors that I have shied away from in the past.

melv said...

What a wonderful way to start the new year! I have finished the blog hop. My husband and I hope to pay off all of our credit cards this year. Happy 2012 Everyone!

Nyasha said...

Thanks for my first hop. Pretty cool experience. I have come across some great blogs and signed up. My resolution is to use my creativity specifically to glorify the Lord. There's no greater joy than putting a smile on someone's face with an inspirational card.

Nyasha said...

I forgot to mention that I finished the blog hop.

janey said...

I was able to visit all the designers and posted a comment on all the blogs. You have a wonderful group of designers! Of course, they are working with an inspiring group of stamps. One of my goals for the new year is to clean up my stamping area after each card, so that I will have more than 6" of space left to create that last card in a set.
Happy New Year to all of you.

Anonymous said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS What an outstanding set of stamps and blog hop! I stopped at every one of them...such abundant talent! Sadly, I was not able to leave a comment on Suzanne's...I don't have a blog or a url..but I am including what I wrote to her before I found out it wouldn't post..hoping you can pass it on to her : "Suzz . . . . . . Mere words cannot convey the feelings felt when first seeing your project. Calling it a card seems so 'understated' to say the least. It is sure to become a family heirloom! I have saved this posting of yours in my favorites so I can revist it again and again. Just outstandingly amazing!
As for resolutions...every year is the same one...try to be a better person...and little by little I am getting there with God's help!
Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize...As I told many of the gals...I am thinking I am just going to have to have the whole bundle!

joanieg said...

Wow you have a wonderfully talented Design Team!! Each of them is so creative,so unique and so very generous to share so freely with all of us. I did get to make comments on each of their blogs. Thank You for your generosity. I certainly appreciate it.

Joanie

Anonymous said...

I plan to simplify, organize, and clean out papercraft supplies so I can share some of the "I just have to have this items I've never used" with artists who will find good use for everything!

I was not successful in my attempt to leave a comment on Suzann's blog but I bookmarked her site! Loved the ideas!

Hugs, Tammie

Sarah said...

The new release is just stunning! This is the best 'grunge' set that I have seen! The DT outdid themselves with such awesome creations, loved every one! Life seems to change so much from the beginning of the year to the end that I never seem to be able to stick with a set resolution. This year I think I will just try to be open to whatever God wants me to learn. Hugs, Sarah

Euan said...

What a huge blog hop- a great start to the year!

The resolution would be, Be your best!!!

Hello from Australia!
We are trying to regrow our family friendly blog too with the New Year just underway!!
I’m following you now, and hope you’ll stop by and visit our blog sometime too!
http://beourbest.blogspot.com/

Euan

LORRAINE p said...

All the designers did such an amazing job. My resolution for 2012 is to become fearless in my art. Not to be so critical of myself and share what I love to do with others.

Rachel said...

The HOP was amazing.

I do not generally Resolute. But this year, I will be well this year. I will give my health to God and let his will be my strength.

Tanja said...

Lovely blog hop and new sets - the grunge ones will be great for the younger generation.
I don't make new years resolutions as I am too much of a "human doing" rather than a "human being". I try to remember God's grace is enough for me each day and he will be with me through whatever the year brings.

scrappinpeg said...

Loved loved the blog hop. Everyone did a great job. So much talent! Can't wait to get some of the releases.
I usually don't try to do a New Year's Resolution. I just THANK GOD for all he gives me and hope our family continues to be blessed throughout the year. I do set goals for myself and try to work on one at a time so I can make sure I conquer it.
Happy New Year.
xoxo
Peggy

Heather said...

Thanks for a fabulous hop! Love the look of these new grunge sets. My goal for this year is to complete all my Christmas cards before Dec 1st and finish as many other preparations before than as I can so I can actually enjoy celebrating Christmas with my family.

scrappingnana said...

Great blog hop. All the projects are fabulous.
My goal is to get my craft room organized.

Vicky said...

What a great hop.Every blog was great. I left a comment on all the sites.

My goal this year is to put my pictures in a scrapbook & make cards ahead of time so I am not rushing to get a card made & in the mail.

christi said...

wow, such wonderful creations! i visited and commented on all. always enough love to go around. so much talent too. resolutions, i'll only touch on a few here. i hope to organize my world both physical and spiritual. and also be a little more patient and at least try to see the other side of the coin. wonderful blog hop and kudos to all!

crazyoldsyd said...

this was a great way to start a new year, 2012. All the products were just fantastic. This is a must have set! My resolution is to try very hard to "not WORRY!". With the bad economy and all the other bad stuff the WORLD throws in our face, I must totally, daily, continually focus on my Christ and trust his promises every day, every year!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

I visited all of the blog and you have a very talented team. I usually do not make new years resolutions, since I usally do not keep them.

Sharon said...

OH MY!! Wonderful stamps (I like that kind of grunge!). So many talented people and inspiring projects. I don't make resolutions any more but I do set goals. One of my goals is to try to create out of my comfort zone. This hop has given me great ideas to do just that.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the hop very much. ODBD has the most talented DT. I get so much inspiration from their cards. I left a comment on Dina's at 10:55 p.m. but it didn't take. When I tried to make the commnent again, it wouldn't let me. I don't make New Year's resolutions because at my age, I forget the resolutions I made. LOL If I made one, it would be to declutter and try and organize my stamping supplies. Also, to read my bible more. When I am stamping, I get lax in my bible reading.

Margie F.

Anonymous said...

First time for me to finish a blog hop. Enjoyed it and got a lot of great ideas.
My goal for next year is get all my cards out on time.
Was able to leave a comment on all
entrees.
Joyce

Loretta o. said...

An awesome collection of art stamps and truly phenomenal work with them here.
Haven't got a resolution aimed at 2012, just hoping to live my best life.

craftymom205 said...

Great hop. Commented on all participating blogs. Great job everyone. My new year's resolution is for good health and happiness.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Leanne said...

Really enjoyed the hop. My New Year resolution is never to miss a single release hop on ODBD. Just want to be the owner of at least one of your stamp sets. lol

Pam said...

Fantastic hop! The projects are stunning & I love the new releases!
My goal is to simplify...

Peggy said...

I really enjoyed the blog hop. I just love the January release. I am not making any resolutions but I am going to try hard to not let my emotions rule me but rather I will rule them.

Angel Bobbie said...

Nice Hop enjoyed all the beauty
My goal for 2012 is to help others when ever I can
Chemo Angel Bobbie

Sherry said...

WOW! what a hop! everything was so gorgeous and what gorgeous new sets you have!!!! There are some must haves there ,me thinks!!! I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, as I end up not keeping them!! I just want to let God use me in my card making, and make them to bless Him and encourage others!

marilyn said...

What a wonderful, inspiring blog hop! LOVED it! I'm choosing a word for the year and it pretty much encompasses my resolutions. It is "nurture", as in nurturing my body, mind, and spirit. I need to start eating healthier and exercising as well as working on my mind and spirit.

Vickie said...

Thank for the hop I entered so many in 2011 this is my year to win Lord willing!
my goal for this year is try to start a blog and use some of my supply's i haven't used!
I couldn't find a comment spot for on Julie or Dawns blog, although i am really new to this!

JaniceAileen said...

Fantastic hop, ladies! So many beautiful creations and all encouraging us in the Lord--I love it! I don't usually make New Year's resolutions. For the new year, I really like sit down and think and pray and see what God would say about what he has for me in this coming year. I would much rather focus on what I hear him saying and leading me to do than just my "great ideas". BUT I do admire those that make resolutions and are able to keep them! :) Happy New Year to the ODBD team--may God continue to bless such a fantastic stamping company!

Melissa E said...

Wonderful hop to start the year. So much beauty and creativity! I had no problems posting on each of the designer's blogs.

I don't make "resolutions" but have I have a few goals for 2012. Finding a job is at the top of my list followed by getting organizing my home, moving more and creating more.

Susan M said...

What a wonderful blog hop again!
The design team have done such fantastic work ,really showing the stamp sets off and giving such a lot pf inspiration. I don't really like New Years resolutions , but it would be nice to be more organised !

Judy Jackson said...

Thanks so very much for these new sets! I am impressed with them. I stopped at every blog and left a comment. I have several stamping/crafting related goals for this next year. One is to create a blog. Others include creating a bunch a sympathy and thank you cards to be ready when I need them. Another is to get caught up scrapping my grandchildren.

Nancy Seed said...

Amazing projects by all. Had a great time with the blog hop and will be certain to take some of these ideas and run with them. Thanks everyone for sharing your creativity.
My goal this year is to be of open mind! No more putting myself last.

Gail Spence said...

This is my FIRST blog hop and the first time I have seen your stamps...BUT it will not be my last trip, for sure. Got here via Becca. Loved all the stops, but Suzanne's was incredible.

My goal for 2012: To improve my health by increasing my exercising with God's help!

Becky said...

Just finished the hop and the ladies did a fabulous job on this new release.
I just wrote about this, New year resolution...
My only resolution is to be more like Christ and less of myself.

Julia said...

Loved the hop. Commented on each one. I don't make resolutions anymore because I try to make each day the best it can be all through the year. It doesn't matter what kind of day I'm having because I know that He is always there with me.

merrymstamper said...

Another inspiring and inspirational HOP! love all the gorgeous creations the DT shared with us! I have enjoyed seeing ODBD at the conventions...thank you for providing excellence in design in your inspirational stamps!!! love it all.

for 2012 - my prayer is that I will do all things with love in participation with the excellence of Jesus, the beloved One.

Anonymous said...

I loved the hop. The cards and box were all beautiful. The sets are great, especially God's Love set. I am a big fan of Michael Card. My third son's middle name is Michael after Michael Card. We had a cd of his playing in the delivery room when he was born. I do not set New Year's Resolutions because I do not keep them. I will work on getting more exercise.

Holly Paulson

Kathy O said...

Thanks for the blog hop! I put a comment on each blog...all the projects were creative and inspiring! This year I want to keep an art journal. And I want to focus on getting my home in order..I'm a clutterer!

Patricia Huber said...

I am putting another comment because my persistence paid off. I was finally able to post a comment to Suzzs blog today because there was a place for name/url.

Again I loved the blog hop. I don't usually make resolutions but I am resolving to craft at least 5 days a week this year. Thank you.

Santaread said...

Amazing works of Art from the Ladies. I plan to spend more time doing what I love and that is crafting.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a wonderful hop! This is the first time I was able to leave messages on everyone's blog (I'd stopped trying awhile back), and I'm pleased I followed the hop this time. Such beautiful stamps and gorgeous designs from them. My goal for 2012 is to intentionally give each day to the Lord and ask to be his hands, feet and mouth in my little corner of the world that day.
D Morgan

Beth Norman said...

There was a lot of talent on this hop. Lovely work by your DT.

My New Years resolution is to lose 30 lbs. I've lost 41 since August.

JoAnn said...

These are some amazing stamps in this release. I will be placing an order soon. I love ODBD stamps because I can make cards using what I believe in. I have a couple things I want to do this year. First, I want to read my Bible Everyday, I also want to get closer to my Lord. As far as crafting I want to make a card for everyone in my church family. Sounds like alot but I know I can do it. Mostly use a card to brighten someones day when things are not going so good.

irishgreensue said...

Well, this certainly was an overwhelmingly CREATIVE to the MAX release - the entire DT just took off with these great new stamps, and has proven once again, that ODBD has the BEST IN THE BUSINESS!
My resolution this year - to do whatever I can to help others and hopefully be an extension of God's Love to those I come in contact with!

puffnstuff39 said...

This was my first hop and I loved seeing the incredible designs. What a talented group of women! As for resolutions, I only want to grow stronger in my faith and my body! After 3 surgeries in the past year, I need to get stronger in every way! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

I loved the hop. My goal this year is to do more crating if that is possible, since I already do quite a lot of crating.
Jan from Reno

MissAnn said...

Loved all of the projects on the hop! One resolution this year is to get my craft room more organized. I have a good start...here's to keeping at it!

Anonymous said...

The projects on the January Release Blog Hop are absolutely beautiful and amazing - so many wonderful talented stampers! Thanks for sharing!
I will be walking closer with my Lord, some tough decision making in 2012, for spiritual clarity. I will be walking more, for physical and mental clarity. I will be crafting more, for creative clarity.
God's Blessings - Rhonda Harre

JoAnn said...

Please forgive me but I forgot to let you know that I have left a comment on each DT's blog. I left my first comment at 11:32am.
Again, please forgive my over sight.

Donna said...

Great Blog Hop. All of the projects are awesome as usual. The designers never disappoint.
My new years resolution is one that I make every year-to get rid of some of my weight. This is gonna be the year.

I plan to be more positive in my words and thinking.

Kay Long said...

I can say I finished the journey! Well, this journey of blog hopping to see all the beautiful creations the design team has inspired us with. Thank you ODBD for your wonderful products and a chance to win. My goal is to continue on in my journey with the Lord in faith knowing HE will give us the strength to persevere. Beings He asks us to persevere, that tells me that we will have difficult times and those times will strengthen us as we look to HIM for guidance. Happy New Year!

mary jo peterson said...

I completed the hop...so many gorgeous cards....lots of inspiration.
My goal is to lean on God as we continue to live without our daughter (she died in Feb) and our son who is serving our country in Kuwait.

Lillian said...

Went to every single blog on the hop. What a talented group of women, thank you ladies for sharing all your idea's and cards!

New Year's Resolutions, I want to get closer to God in faith, and let go of the past. Plus, make lots of beautiful cards!

Happy New Year 2012 and God Bless You ALL !

Pati said...

I've completed the hop & left a comment at each stop. What cool new sets and great inspiration from the team! I don't NY resolutions tho I do make a few small easily obtainable goals and a few challenging ones to motivate myself to do or go somewhere this year. :) Like I will finish organizing my ribbon, I will practice coloring with colored pencils, and ... :)

beadz said...

As always, I really enjoyed the hop! Great projects, and I really love the stamps that Dina designed!

My resolution for the year is to really start excercising. Went and joined the Y today - so at least it's a step in the right direction!

Best wishes for a great New Year!
hugs,
Gini

Cindi E said...

I have finished the blog hop and enjoyed it very much, so much inspiration! I was not able to find a lace to comment on Sabrina's blog. My goals for 2012 are to create more and to move into designing.

polite said...

I completed the blog and I really loved the grunge cross and the sentiments with it. It really stood out to me. Thanks to all the designers with their great creativity. My goal for 2012 is to reclaim my joy. Many blessings.

Anonymous said...

Loved the hop and was really inspired as I visited each blog. A truly inspiring way to start 2012.

My main goal this year is to enjoy each day and live it to the full and do the best that I can on that day. My other goal is have more balance in all parts of my life.

Thanks to all the designers for sharing their work and creativity.

TrinaM

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful collection of cards and projects. The designers are all so talented it makes the blog so much fun to follow.
My resolution this year is quite simple. I am going to spend more time paper crafting. I find it often gets shifted to the bottom of the priority pile. It's so relaxing and stress reducing. It has to be good for my health! :D
Thank you for sharing all the designers lovely work and Happy New Year to all! :)

Caitiumom said...

i loved this hop, the double trifold card was exceptional. i got thru all the designers. My resolution is to use more scripture stamps, to be more wiling to use them. i have a friend whom i have gotten to know because we are both in the same line of work. She got cancer about a year ago. She is dying right now this minute. I tried so hard share the gospel with her, and make sure she understood it. i know it is popular tody to say you believe in God. Which does not mean you are saved. I still to this moment I am not totally sure that she is saved. i know it is up to God. i sent her cards constantly that had scripture on them, to encourage her. That is why i am so serious about finding scripture to use to send to people. Truth that is alive, Words from God/Christ. Christ is the Word. Thank you for being a source to help shine the Light. Lorrayne

Clare said...

I am still in awe of the blog projects! Beautiful! I think this is the best one I've seen so far!

I am resolving to get in the best physical shape possible now that I am diabetic. I've lost 33 lbs. so far since August. Slowly but surely! I never thought about my body being God's vessel, but it is, and I need to take care of it so I can do His will while I'm here on earth.

Patricia said...

I think I "hit" them all. Each one was stunningly beautiful. I need to get my finances in shape so I can get a couple of these! thanks so much. Maybe I'll win, and I can order even sooner. grin.

Carol Stamps said...

I had a very pleasant time visiting every blog on the hop and leaving a comment on each one (my sign-in changed midway through from Carol Taggart to Carol Stamps, but they are both me:-)
My stamping goals for the New Year are: Organize my craft room and inventory all of my supplies. Make 5 Christmas cards every month. Complete 100 cards for the troops. Mail birthday cards to every person on my birthday list.
I have some other personal goals as well, and hope to make progress towards them all.

LaDawn said...

So as always I loved looking at all the creations. I was able to leave a comment on all the blogs.
New years resolutions are a fun thing to do. One of my resolutions and the most important to me is to grow in Christ this year. At the end of 2012 I want to see the changes that God made in me. I want people who don't know God to be able to see God through me and want to know more about Him.

Caryn S said...

This has to be my favorite set of stamps so far! what an incredible group of designers. No I don't usually make New Years resolutions because I far too often fail. But I do plan to clean up my craft room this year and make more!

jennifer said...

i am really liking the new sets of stamps!

Shelia said...

I just finished the blog hop and loved seeing all the beautiful creations!! Such awesome inspiration too!!

I don't really make new years resolutions. Never seemed able to keep them when I was younger, so I just quit. :-(

Love all the new stamp sets!!