Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mar 1 Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs February Release Blog Hop!  The bread sticks have been busy creating samples for you of today's release, and we hope you are ready to be inspired!  If you have not had a chance to see the release yet, just scroll down one post to see all the new sets!

 This month, we here at ODBD are celebrating!   Not only do we have the release today, but March 17th is Our Daily Bread Designs fourth anniversary!!!  Can you believe it?  So we will be celebrating all month long!  There will be challenges throughout the month, a special tutorial, a fun game, a look back, and of course, the Big Release of the always anticipated Anniversary Sets on Mar. 17th, and a special blog hop that day! Yes there will be LOTS of opportunities to win fantastic prizes!!!   Be sure to check out our usual challenges ( Let Your Light Shine scrapbook challenge posts every other Tues., and Shining the Light Challenge every Sat) and come back here on Mar. 8th for a special post detailing all the events of the anniversary week (Mar 10 - 17). 


Now, here are the Details of the Mar. 1 Hop:

  • The Hop will run 8am EST Mar. 1 until 8pm EST Mar 2.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 3.
  • Four  hoppers will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD store, and One blessed hopper will win this month's Bread Basket Bundle!!!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return here to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Answer the question below here on this post, when you leave your comment.

Here is the order for the Hop:

Connie
Sabrina
Grace
Sandee
Chris
Dawn
Angie
Becca
Julie
Patter
Betty
ODBD

When you return to tell us you completed the hop, please answer the following question in your comment:

What milestone in your life are you most proud of, grateful for, or gives you the most joy?  Perhaps it's a special anniversary you have celebrated, or a special number of years of being cancer free after treatment, or perhaps it's the number of years that you have known Christ as your Savior?  We'd love to hear about your special milestones!!!





DT Coordinator

158 comments:

Sandee said...

Great hop ladies! Love the new sets!!!

Becky said...

Wonderful creations on the hop! I so enjoyed seeing each and every one and leaving comments. Now I have new items on my wish list, lol!

Tami B. said...

I always enjoy these release hops so much because you ladies do such an awesome job and are so creative. The milestone I am most grateful for besides my salvation would have to be the birth of my 2 children.

Linda Dale said...

Wonderful hop, I was able to get to everyone's site without any problems. I am so very grateful for so many things but especially God's ever presence and help in our lives. He is always faithful no matter what. For giving us another year together to celebrate 45 married years, in-spite of the cancer. Thanks for a wonderful inspirational hop. Blessing, Linda

Shelia said...

I only recently discovered these Release Blog Hops and I must say I really enjoy them. Your cards are so beautiful and inspiring!

The milestone I'm most grateful for (besides my own salvation) would be my soon to be 34 years marriage anniversary!

Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Robbie said...

Enjoyed the hop but was unable to post a comment on Grace's blog. Love the new sets. I am most thankful of having the privilege of starting the Summer Day Camp at our church several years ago. It was more blessing than I could have ever imagined. God is so good!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Enjoyed seeing all the new goodies highlighted in so many gorgeous projects! I will soon have a milestone birthday to celebrate and am thankful for 60 years of God's blessings!

tampatha said...

A fabulous hop from such a talented DT. Wow! This new release is amazing. I would have to say the biggest milestone in my life so far would be the birth of my son. After a devastating miscarriage I was not sure that I would be lucky enough to have a child. When Riley came I knew I was truly blessed by the gift that God had given me and I cherish him each and every day.

Divinity said...

hi there! yes, i have completed the hop, and love the ODBD stamps even more than before. the girls did an amazing job of showcasing them!

as for my milestone...right now that would be my wedding day. no matter how in love you are, it still takes courage...and trust that God's plan is perfect. each day is a blessing... :)

Indian River Stamper said...

I so love the blog, everything was beautiful. I have had so many blessings in my life, but I have to say the one of the last blessings is probably the best. I married a truly wonderful man. We met at church (I was an administrative assistant for a SIngle's ministry) and I know God had his hand in all of this. I thank Him everyday for blessing me him and the life we live. God is good, All the time!

Judi said...

Another great blog hop - so many inspiring creations. The DT is so talented - and the new release is fab. My greatest joy these days are my beautiful grandchildren. And I am looking forward to our 35th wedding anniversary in a few months.

Caryn S said...

Wonderful hop as usual! I love seeing all of the great projects, and it must work really well for you because it makes me want your stamps even more!

The milestone I am most proud of in my life is motherhood. I began my faith journey when I met my husband but nothing has made me want to pursue learning it as much as the desire to pass on its fullness to my children. My goal is to make them the "light of the world".

Sherry Kushibab said...

Got to enjoy two cups of coffee as I hopped around and feasted my eyes on all those lovely creations! So much talent and now so many ideas in my head LOL. Life is full of milestones, marriage, kids, challenges in life....I rejoice each morning I wake up and place the day in His hands.

Becky Green said...

What LOVELY WORK EVERYONE did!!!!!!!!!! I was AMAZED!!!!!!!!!!! JUST SPECTACULAR WORK!!!!!!!!! :) It was a NICE Blog Hop!!!!!! :)

A Milestone I am proud of: We celebrated our 25th Anniversary last Oct. First, I am proud of it because we love each other! We have been through ALOT separately BEFORE we got married. Some say, those things didn't give us much of a chance!(We were even told by our minister we had a 50% chance!) We went through ALOT over the years too...BUT GOD!!!!! We have moved away from family & all that we knew a few years back to keep evil forces from their acts to destroy our marriage, our family!We have each other & our children & GOD!!! That is ALL we need!!!! :)

Faithwalker said...

Great Ideas and wonderful stamps. I love you designs and the wonderful cards each designer has made. Please keep up the good work. This is the first Blog Hop I have participated in but it wont be the last. The milestone in my life is that I was saved at age 4 in a Christian home. Married a Great christian and have been married 30 years. Thanks for all your encouragement.

Becky said...

I finished the hop..Beautiful cards and creations. I just love this new set. Since most of the cards I give or send are spiritual

My birthday is coming up on the 7th and I will be 58 years old, I am most grateful that I have continued the race in Christ Jesus for 38 years. I have stumbled some but grabbed the hand of Grace and continued.

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous inspiration from the amazing DT!! love the variety of cards and gift ideas, thanks for sharing your talents!

I thank God my Father for His love and faithfulness over my own life, without that I don't know who I would be. Important milestones... living a life of faith and learning to persevere even when things got difficult over the years, only made possible by a Heavenly Father who loves me. I love Him so.

Dottie said...

Thanks for the wonderful blog hop. The work has been top notch and so enjoyable to gaze at bringing new ideas to my mind. A milestone in my life of many years recently is my 16 yr old grandson coming to me to ask question about the Bible. We have developed a wonderful relationship of trust and love that thrills my heart. Just to be a part of someone else learning about Jesus has got to be the most rewarding thing a person could do. God is so good.

seamom said...

I have completed this wonderful and inspiring blog hop, leaving comments (sincerely heart felt) on each blog. I feel I should choose my favorite, but it would be an impossible task! Thanks for all the inspiring eye candy.
The biggest milestone in my life? Another impossible task! I am 68 years old and have been blessed throughout my life. Even the tough times were blessings in retrospect, as I learned from them. I think maybe becoming a grandma was the biggest blessing, and now there are ten! Amazing!

thejoyinlisa said...

I just finished hippety-hopping through the ODB blogosphere (my first one!) and I really enjoyed myself. You are such a talented bunch! I appreciate the time and effort you all put into your blogs and your projects.

I have a lot of milestones in my life, some more fun to reminisce about than others. But, I would really be nothing now if I hadn't made the choice to give my heart to Christ during a Franklin Graham crusade back in September 1996. I was baptized on December 29th of the same year.
I absolutely cannot imagine wrestling with the symptoms and impairments caused by my MS without being able to draw on Jesus' strength (thankfully He works out a few times a week more than I do). Second to my salvation are my two beautiful girls, aged 21 and 17. They enrich my life and put a big smile on my face every time I so much as think of them.

Thank you for asking us to write about this topic. It really made me pause to think about and thank God for the blessings in my life.

Betty said...

Completed the amazing and inspirational blog hop! Milestone? Just one? Sorry! I am blessed to be married for 33 years, have two wonderful sons, have a lovely daughter-in-law, be Grandma to two adorable grandchildren, and have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

Kathy O said...

I was able to leave comments on each blog and enjoyed all the creations! The new stamp sets are super! I am grateful that my husband and I have celebrated 40 years of marriage. We have survived my cancer in 1984 and are now surviving my heart disease discovered this year. And through these situations and others in the course of 40 years, God has richly blessed us!

Brenda said...

What a fun blog hop - I enjoyed seeing each and every designer's creations! I'm most grateful to have our beautiful grandson, Charlie who is almost two and is due to have another sister or brother in August! He's such a joy.

Linda said...

So many beautiful creations on this blog hop. I have gotten so much inspiration.
What I am so thankful to our Blessed Lord is first of all my salvation and for the returned health of my dear husband. It is a miracle that only our Lord could perform and I am so very blessed by this.

Bec said...

I need these stamps for my creations as well. thanks

BarbaraW said...

Finished visiting all of the beautiful and inspiring sites. Awesome as usual! I am grateful for rearing my two wonderful daughters into fabulous adults.

Ann said...

I finished the blog hop, left comments on each one, and am inspired! Great stamps this month! The milestone that brings the greatest joy for me is undoubtedly my salvation. At age six I gave my heart to Christ and 55 years later it is still with Him! Without Christ, there is no true joy. The current milestone that brings great joy is having four beautiful grandchildren. Who knew they could bring so much joy?!

Bec said...

I finished the blog, but could not post to Sandee, Chris, Dawn, Julie, Patty blog sites, but I really enjoyed seeing their work. Finishing this blog hop has been my milesgtone for the year (so far), as the last time I got so side tracked with all the links, just looking around that I never did finish the hop. I nearly didn't finish this one as the link to this blog commenting is very obscure. I and my buds are truly inspired by hops.

Karol L said...

First off thank you for this great hop. Oh my gosh these gals are so very talented and I thank each of them for sharing. As I moved through i was creating a shopping list of all the beautiful stamps and sentiments. Good thing I have a birthday coming up I can send my list to my family.
My milestone would be when my husband joined the church, that was such a blessing.
Again thank you for these great ideas.

Karol L said...

One item I forgot to post on my comment, I was unable to get to Julie site. I hope to try later today.
Blessings...

Patty Sue 2 said...

There are so many milestones in my life that bring me joy. I have been blessed in so many ways. Having the Lord as my personal Savior has made these milestones more precious. I would say the birth of my grandchildren will always be top with me.

Conniecrafter said...

Finished the hop, great new sets, I would have to say that raising my daughter to love the Lord and marrying a man that feels the same way is my milestone.

Pat said...

Love the new sets of stamps. Your designers did a wonderful job with their interpretations. Would love to create as many beautiful designs.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great hop. I really enjoyed it! I am most grateful for the gift of becoming a mother. It's amazing how much more I understand God's love for his son, and the sacrifice he made on this side of motherhood.

wannabcre8tive said...

A great blog hop, I loved all the beautiful cards. After a devastating health diagnosis in 1995, each and every year is a mile stone for me and a wonderful gift from God.

Clare said...

What a great blog! I love your images! I had no trouble posting to anyone's blog.

My greatest milestone was in being able to lose 40 pounds, and still working on more! I was on high blood pressure and high cholesterol meds, and have now had them discontinued! I had to trade them in for diabetes meds, but the trade-off was worth it! Diabetes is proving to be a blessing in disguise! Thank you, Lord!

Cathyt said...

My first time doing a hop. Could not post on Julie or Dawn's sites, but every single post was amazing.

My milestone would be making a happy home for my son, my husband, and myself. Each day is treasured.

Tammy said...

Thank you so very much for al that you do ---day in and day out to make ODBD what it is today---of course you humbling yourself to allow the Lord to do HIS thing through YOU---right??
I was thanking the Lord for our time together through hopping on the blog hop today!!! It is filled with truly anointed and gifted artists/projects:)
What brings the most joy to my life is the blessed family and life in which my Jesus has given to me:) I am so very thankful and humbled to get to experience His love through it all. It is so uber amazing that my Father has the time to speak to and love on me---especially through using me to bless others---enabling them to become who He has created them to be:) thank you so very very much for the op to win one of your prizes---such a gift!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

claudia swain said...

Love the new sets and really enjoy these design hops as I'm new to card making. I could not comment at Sue and Sandee's sites but I'm sure it was because of me.

tweetybugshouse said...

love the hop the dt did an amazing job my milestone is being married to my wonderful hubby for ten years each day is another wonderful day in our journey together.

Candy Meyers said...

These were wonderful cards. I got so many neat ideas to try.

The milestone I'm grateful for was to be able to teach music for 31 years, retire at an early age and enjoy life and crafting.

Thanks for organizing this blog hop.
Candy Meyers

NJGardenGirl said...

I completed the hop with no problems. What talented women you have on your design team! The products are so awesome and inspiring. It's so refreshing to have a community of faith-based crafters. It's always so positive!

The milestone I am most proud of is my recovery from the darkness of depression through prayer.

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the variety of ideas created with this hop. I was able to comment on them all. I think at the ripe age of 70+ as I look back on my life I'm probably most proud of the fact that I grew from a poor, rural farm family to an educator with advanced degrees and am still using those teaching skills as a volunteer in two different areas. Never underestimate a child's potential or limit him/her by the background. God does wondrous things with his people!

Melita said...

What wonderful inspiration I found on the hop! All the projects were unique and amazing! My answer to the question is the milestones I am most proud of each year are the birthdays of my children. Seeing how they grow and change from year to year, definitely by God's grace and in spite of my interference (ha!). They are both still young, but I can already see how God has His hand on each of their lives and I am so blessed to be alongside them for this journey of life!

beck said...

This is my first completed Blog Hop! Everyone created such beautiful things! My milestone was when my mother 83 yr. old suffered a stroke. She has recovered extremely well since, but during that time I came to realize how much she means to me. I think sometimes we get so busy with everyday life that the most important people get "lost in the shuffle" I've since changed my priorities....for the better.

PINAY said...

Just finished another fabulous hop! Thank you for all the inspiration and wonderful ideas... you all rock!

I can say I have accumulated several milestones in my life. But the first thing that came to my head is when my Daddy became cancer free in mid 2009. But we still lost him a few months later due to infections acquired after a successful bone marrow transplant. Even though I'm still waiting for the answer on why it all happened, it made me realize that if it is God's plan, it will take place no matter what the circumstances. I can say that the pain is still there, but I have accepted in my heart that he is gone and that it is God's will.

Rosella said...

What a beautiful uplifting blog hop. Great sets of stamps for this month!
My milestone is simply learning daily to trust God and give my worries to him! Therefore being able to enjoy the life he has given me!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Wonderful talent showcased on this blog! My latest milestone would have to be the birth of my first great-grandchild, Aiden. What a thrill to see this next generation beginning!

Patti said...

I have finished the hop and the creations are beautiful...
It is hard to chose one milestone as God has so blessed me...I have a loving husband of almost 36 years, 4 beautiful children and 4 lovely grandchildren but most of all the love of Almighty God.

Linda from Georgia said...

I love the sets. They are perfect for reflecting the thing that brings me the most joy. I love spreading the light of our Savior. It is so much fun to co-labor with Him to love on people.

Bunnyfreak said...

Graduating with my Masters degree was a great honor to me.

Finished the hop; love the projects.

Gail said...

Did the hop....gladly!
I have a lot in my life tobe grateful for!
I'm grateful I follow one of your breadsticks, so I can do the hop!
Gives me a lot of inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful hop, very beautiful elegant cards and projects. Especially love the lantern stamp.Brings back the memory of my dad's lantern. As for a milestone, my husband David and I will be celebrating our 50th anniversary April 24th. We feel very lucky that God has given us these many years together. Thank you for the wonderful hop. Mary L Schreiber

Anonymous said...

Fabulous hop......as always! Great DT and gotta-have stamps!!!

My milestone: Deeper and deeper in love with my Lord and Savior, Jesus, every moment of every day!!!

Blessings,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1 at aol dot com

Joy said...

Lovely creations as usual on all the sites! The new stamps look great too. My milestone is maybe a bit silly to some but it would be the setting up of my blog. I never thought I would either have the capability of actually setting it up or the cards to keep it going. Thanks to all the lovely people who visit and leave such kind comments my confidence has soared and my creativity too. Blog hopping is great too as I get loads of inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity.

Donna said...

Great blog hop. I was able to leave a comment on everyone's blog.I have three milestones I have to mention.I am celebrating my 32nd year of marriage and love my husband more each and every day. The other greatest milestones is the birth of my wonderful daughters. God has truly blessed my life.

Tameko said...

Such a beautiful hop. Fabulous variety of projects. I am proud and thankful for the unconditional Love of The Father, my husband of 12 years, and our daughter.

Anonymous said...

Finished my first Amazing Blog Hop. What wonderfully creative and talented folks My lovely children, beautiful grandchildren and my relationship with God are my greatest milestones.

rlovew said...

Fabulous blog hop. I love the sets and so much amazing inspiration. I would have to say the anniversary of when my husband took his first church as a pastor is a very special anniversary.

jean w. said...

Great hop! So many ideas to draw from these great lady designers!

Receiving my salvation from our Lord and Savior is the primary milestone!

Kathleen said...

The variety of projects and styles on the hop is inspiring. As for a milestone, right now I'd say seeing my son mature as a young adult and work towards following his dreams.

Kathleen said...

I forgot to note in my comments that I completed the hop! Sorry and thanks for the opportunity to all this beauty.

Jan Garber said...

What a wonderful trip through the Design Team's blogs! I have so many new ideas to work with! My milestone? Wow, there are two things that have made a huge difference in my life as I grown older. One is the fact that I raised two children in and out of a marriage and they are both what I would call successful, happy, well-adjusted adults. The other is my husband who was only brought into my life 9 years ago. It was a long, difficult road to get to where I could trust anyone again to be IN my life, but he has fullfilled every idea I had of a wonderful marriage. I am thankful everyday for him.

Scrap-n-happy said...

I love participating in these blog hops. I always come away from them with so much inspiration. Everyone on the design team is so talented. My greatest accomplishment so far, is being successful single parent in raising my teenage son. I know that I could not do this alone. God has been so good & faithful. He has been with me all this time. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the sets and was able to comment on all of them. I have several milestones in my life that I am proud of. The two of the proudest are my husband four wondeful kids.

Holly Paulson

M Cash said...

I have visited all the blogs and commented on each one. There was not a card I did not like. Over the years I have had several health problems. I am a christian and I beleive in the power of prayer. When I got involved with card making it was like a shot in the arm. It is such good therapy. I make cards for a hospice center each month. This gives me something to focus on, I enjoy doing things for others and they enjoy the cards!

Anonymous said...

Great cards, as usual. I Enjoyed and was inspired by all of them.
Surviving a severe heart attack a year ago and being what my cardiologist calls me -- a miracle is the highlight of my life.
God saved my life through the hands of my doctor and I will also give Him the glory.
Joyce

JD said...

All the cards and projects were so amazing! It was such a joy to visit each blog and see the wonderful work each of these desingers have done. I believe my comments went through on all the blogs.
Milestones...many...And as others, before me, have said in their comment, Being a Wife, Mother and GrandMother has brought me so much joy and fulfillment. Marrying my husband so young (I was a teenager) We have come through many difficulties (job loses, etc) but we have survived...and know that we have been in God's hands.

Sarah said...

I always love doing these hops, so much stunning inspiration! One of the milestones I am most grateful for is that my husband and I have been together 48 years. So many couples, for one reason or another, don't have this opportunity. Hugs

Linda R. said...

Beautiful hop and new releases. My milestone is: very shortly, my son turns 25. I'm very proud of all he's accomplished. He certainly is the joy in my life.

Meg said...

Thank you for allowing us to see all these talented artist's work.
My milestone is raising 4 kids to be great adults and good friends of mine. I so enjoy their company and being part of my life. Being a daughter of the King is foremost of which I have been for 54 yrs.
Have a gr8 day.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is great. Always such a treat to see the new releases in action. I loved everyones projects!

The question you asked made me realize why I love paper crafts so much. After a devasting divorce after 20years of marriage, a friend invited me to a scrapbook party and I chopped my (Ex) husband out of the picures for my first scrapbook project. I have used scrapping, card making as a great therapy session for me. Your stamps have been the best for me to continually be reminded that God does love me and he died for me and he is a FAITHFUL God, even when everything else in life is a mess. Thanks for allowing me to share God's awesome love to others through your stamp sets! Love them all.
Lots of love to all,]

syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, creative & inspirational blog hop! My favorite milestone is 20 years of marriage!

Melody said...

Wonderful projects on each blog!! thank you for sharing!!
My favorite milestone is the birth of my daughter!! I had asked God for her for 4 years and she is such a beautiful miricle!! I am truly blessed!!

Maureen R said...

Wonderful Blog Hop, filled with inspiration. I left a comment for each of the Artists, they deserve it! My favorite milestone was at the age of 50 I decided to go back to school and get my high school diploma. Not a requirement for my job, not to seek other employement, just for me. It was a great personal accomplishment

Vail said...

Great blog hop, your design team did and awesome job.I completed the blog hop and left comments on all blogs. My milestone is being retired and to have the time to volunteer at my church in various activities.

paperpourri said...

I completed the hop with no problems and was able to leave comments on all the blogs. My most recent milestone was walking my first 10k....when I started working on taking off weight, 1/2 mile was hard for me to walk! Great feeling crossing that finish line!

Joann6274 said...

Wow this hop was extremely full of amazing cards and projects. You ladies are competely talented by all means. I have completed the hop and left some love on all blogs for you ladies. As for my favorite and memorable milestone... it was becoming a mother not once, but twice to two beautiful and amazing children!

Roberta said...

I was able to complete all posts! Everyone did such a great job. Such talent!! My milestone is this month I just became a grandmother to my 14th grandchild!!! Wouldn't trade that position for anything!!

ScrapMyWay said...

I've participated in many hops but this one was not only the most beautiful,creative, inspirational hop, but the one that leaves me feeling so blessed to be part of a community of people who appreciate the art of crafting. AWESOME designs, embellishments and skills were evident throughout each DT blog.
My most important milestone, was when I discovered the real ME and that taking care of ME so I could care for all those around ME was my most rewarding pivotal point in my life!

Nan G said...

Fabulous hop! I didn't want to leave one blog in order to go to the next one! They were all so wonderful. I'll have to go back and bookmark a few of them. Thirty two yrs cancer free! That's twenty two yrs longer than the Dr said I would live!!

polite said...

I enjoyed the hop as always...lots of inspiration from some very talented designers! The milestone in my life that I look back on as being the most life altering was when I gave birth to my son. I was forever changed in so many ways that I have a new normal in most everything. To say the least, he has taught me how to love deeply someone other than myself and to give selflessly without any expectations. I finally got a true glimpse of how Christ loves His children and I will be forever grateful for that :)

Carol E said...

What a wonderful hop all that creativity, thank you for the chance to win. My milestone was m
meeting my soul partner in my 50's.
We just retired to the south and love every blessed day we have together.

Pati said...

Great hop showcasing the new stamp sets! I was able to comment on each.

Every year of marriage seems like a milestone for me : ) A ways past the 10 year mark and close to the 20 year mark, with Christ in our life, marriage is going well. I feel extremely blessed!

Peggysuez said...

Great hop, enjoyed every stop! Milestone . . . I have four. The day I was baptized, 12/14/95 and the days each of my older children was baptized. I was fortunate to be present at each and every one and hear their testimony. One more to go! Blessed assurance . . .I have that in my heart and am so grateful.

ktfabian said...

Great hop and so many creative designs! I would have to put the birth of my2 two children and the freedom to raise them with Faith and Love as the highest points of my life!

craftymom205 said...

Great hop. One milestone I am most grateful for other than my salvation is being able to be a mother to my niece from my first marriage.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Liz Williams said...

I have always been a big fan of ODBD and am so happy they are celebrating their 4th anniversary. What a lovely way they continue to help us share inspiring and spiritual messages on our own cards using these wonderful sentiments, scriptures and images.
The milestone that I find brings me my greatest joy, is my ever growing relationship I have with my Lord and Savior. Praising Him, serving Him, sharing His love, and taking His message into a prison ministry continues to increase that joy.

Sherry said...

I finished the hop and managed to comment on each one, altho some of them I had to try more than once to get thru.

i am so thankful to have God in my life. I truely don't know what I would do without Him. Also, I have been married to one man going on 41 years, have to wonderful daughters and 2 beautiful grandaughters and 1 handsome grandson.

Bernie said...

What a wonderful hop, as always your DT have out done themselves. Amazingly talented women.

There have been many milestones in my life time but the day I graduated from Women's Army Corps boot camp I knew I had changed from a child to a woman. All my life whenever I thought 'I can't do it.' I've known if I could do that I can do anything.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

2peasinapod said...

I have finished the hop! Thank you for offering this hop to us.

The most precious milestone in my life, I would have to say was when I helped lead my grandparents to the Lord. My grandparents raised me and it gives me great pleasure in knowing I will see them again one day. God is so good! Hugs Brenda

Babs Y. said...

Finished the blog and thoroughly enjoyed it. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Betty's.

The biggest milestones in my life are my wedding day, the birth days of my two children, and everyday I can walk without crutches.

kayquinton@yahoo.com said...

I have finished the hop and was not able to figure out where to leave a comment on Julie Warners blog. I really enjoyed it. My milestone is that I lost my son to brain cancer 5 years ago and God has worked in my life to bring me through it and given me the strength to continue to work with cancer patients and rejoice in His works.

Dolores said...

Oh I enjoyed and loved every project created. Your Design Team is just awesome, the stamps are amazing. I have a few on my wish list.

What I am most grateful is to be serving Christ once again after a 7 yr absence. Though I abandoned Him, I thank God He had mercy on me. It's been 5 mos that I have been faithful.

Again thanks for the hop.

Tav said...

Such an incredibly talented group of ladies. I really enjoyed looking at all the marvelous creations. The milestone I am thankful is 30 years of marriage to a wonderful man who truly loves me and our two adult children.

Lynne said...

I have finished another wonderful blog which I enjoyed so much. I'm so thankful that God gave me a wonderful family and has blessed me in so many ways. I could never thank him enough.

Loretta O. said...

Exhaling!!! So glad to have made it through this time! Enjoyed seeing all of the team's artwork... they are awesome!

My special milestone is when I decided to make things personal with my Lord. Having been christened as an infant, I chose to be baptized by immersion when I was around 25. No dearer memory!

Terri S said...

What a beautiful release!! Can hardly wait to get my hands on them! Sadly I wasn't able to post on Dawn's or Julie's pages, but their designs were equally beautiful. Each day is a milestone as I face each day and learn anew of God's love and grace. I love your stamps to help to share the love of God in my own creations.

Pat Jandacek said...

I have finished the hop and these ladies have outdone themselves with their gorgeous creations. My 'shining moment' is happening now with my husband's early stage dementia. I find myself not despairing but with a heart full of love and the belief that together we'll be able to handle all that comes.

Cindy Lou said...

What an awesome hop! Everyone has put forth so much time and effort with their projects and I am just in awe.

My milestone is up and coming. Twenty full happy years spent with the man God sent to me. I tried for years to run my own life, but then I finally gave in and let God, now I could not be happier. God really does know best ;) Blessings all!

Miriam said...

I have been blessed by another wonderful Blog Hop. Each and every designer did a wonderful job with the fantastic new stamp sets!
I have been blessed thoughout my life in so many ways...one of those blessings is that the Lord has given me eyes to "see" all of the blessings and miracles He does in our lives each and every day. Also, He is always with us to give us the strength and courage to face each challenge and obstacle. Other blessings include family, friends, daily opportunities to witness, and wonderful Christian Blogs like yours that are always an inspiration to us.

Lorraine said...

I've just completed the blog hop and left comments on all the participants. Most grateful for turning 65 and celebrating 45 years of marriage. God has blessed us every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog hop! All the designers did an outstanding job showcasing the lovely new stamp sets! Every one beautiful and unigue!
I have two special milestones...the birth of both of my beautiful daughters, who continue to bring joy into my world!
Lu C

Cards By Jan said...

Wow, what GORGEOUS cards girls, you all ROCK!! I love the new sets!

Hettie H said...

I finished the Blog Hop and really enjoyed the creations from each designer. The milestones I'm most greatful for are being able to retire from a company with 35 yrs. of service, celebrating my 60th birthday and being blessed as a grandmother to a wonderful 12 yr. old girl that I talk to or text everyday.

Karen W said...

Great hop and lovely creations!! I think my turning point was after a divorce I met this DH and he was a widower with two little boys, it was quite a turning point in my life and I wouldn't change a thing!!!! They are now 27 and 28 and still fun!!!

Ratty Hugs said...

Lovely work, Ladies. As usual, you each have outdone yourselves with your creativity.
My milestone is renewed every day when I wake up, knowing I have loving family, friends, a warm, dry spot to spend the night, food to nourish me, that my health remains good & I have over me, the greatest cathredral created, in the sky & stars.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Tina AKA GardenDiva said...

Totally awesome hop. All of my favorite designers are on this team.
How would you ever choose only one great milestone ? The Lord has blessed me all of my life. I have 2 wonderful daughters, 6 grandkids, one gorgeous little great-grandaughter and the other half of my heart..my husband of 45 years this July.

Becky Green said...

I left a comment earlier here on your question----just wanted to MAKE SURE I told you, I DID complete the hop!!!!!!!!!! :)

Lucy said...

Thanks! I finished the blog hop and was inspired!
Special milestones:
When Jesus saved me; when he sent me my prince in shining aror, though he be a sinner saved by grace, too. :)
When he entrusted us with ours sons, and most recently when he added a wife to our son and daughter to our life on the same day, my daughter in love! And then there are the daily little evidences of his grace!

Leanne said...

Thanks! It was a very inspirational hop. My special milestones are the birth of my 3 wonderful children.

Miesje said...

Great hop! Loved all of the samples - I have 8 milestones - the adoption of our 8 wonderful children who have now given us soon to be 18 grandchildren.

Jonia said...

I have finished the hop and as always just awesome! There are so many milestones in my life that I have been blessed by God with: The first is my husband of 37 years, then my two beautiful daughter's and last but not least is my 3 wonderful grandchildren who I love dearly. God has been so good to me!

Joy said...

What an awesome blog hop! So much creativity here, and the ODBD designers are just amazing! The milestone that brings me the most joy is my husband. I met him at a time in my life that I had truly given up on finding the right guy and true love. God showed me that letting him choose for me was best and happiest I could ever be. I'm still amazed each day how blessed I am!

Sandra said...

I have completed another fabulous hop ...
I am most proud of my kids, to see them turn into such fine gentlemen and lady - makes all those years of playing the wicked witch worth it.
Sandra ltb

Lil said...

This was a great hop. I have visited all the the designers and each one has a beautiful and unique style. I am most grateful for the birth of my kids and to see 2 grandchildren and my husband of 25 years.

Lil said...

This was a great hop. I have visited all the the designers and each one has a beautiful and unique style. I am most grateful for the birth of my kids and to see 2 grandchildren and my husband of 25 years.

stampencamper said...

such a wonderful release, great viewing, and designers creativity. the great milestone in my life, was accepting MY Savior and his promise of eternal life; next, would be my children,
such a reponsibiity the Lord allows us, with his help

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects, I enjoyed all of them. Love all the new stamp sets. I have been blessed with so many wonderful milestones in my life, but when I read the question, my first thought was when my husband and I were blessed with the birth of our son. Thank you. Linda F.

Barbara in SC said...

I was able to complete the hop and comment on every blog. It was wonderful seeing all the talent these lovely ladies have and seeing all the wonderful new stamps from ODBD. Thank you all.

I am so grateful for my two beautiful daughters, two grandchildren and husband of 46 years. I think that I am truly blessed by having them all in my life. Life has been very hard and an extreme challenge but I know that God only gives us what He knows we can handle.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow What A Beautiful and Awesome Hop. I loved everyone's Projects you have Very Talented Ladies on your Team they have Outdone them selves.I always Love seeing your hops. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some great Prizes.
Iam Most thankful for my Family and We are coming up on Our Wedding Anniversary of 28 yrs. in this day and age were some people don't give it your all we have come through My Husband's 20 years in the Navy and Three Children. it isn't easy Raising a Family and having your Husband gone on Deployments. And because you are on your own but you have to continue on even knowing he will be gone for sometime. but we have come through with your Faith in God and your Family beside you. You forge on with confidence you will Persevere.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sue D said...

Great hop--I left a comment on all blogs.
So many great milestones to be proud of--becoming a wife and mother and now a grandmother. I also was very proud when all 4 of my boys became Eagle Scouts.

Christine Harrop said...

Was able to leave a comment on all the blogs. Such fabulous inspiration for us. We are truly thankful. My mega milestone will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in December. My husband was diagnosed with a serious illness two years ago so thought we might not make it but he is doing well. Thanks be to God!

Cheryl S. said...

Thank you for such a wonderful release hop, ladies! All the cards were outstanding and I love these new stamps. My most outstanding milestone is my salvation and the love of my wonderful husband, two children and their spouses and three grandchildren!

marcelle schauer said...

Is it possible not to have a awsome blog hop from ODBD design team? They all did terrific and I was inspired from each and every one, thank you ladies. I think becoming a beliver 30 years ago was a major milestone that created the base for all the added minor milestones in my lifeto become so rich in blessings. Seeing one of your children grow more like Christ makes one pray for more milestones to come my way.

Clare said...

No problem leaving a comment on each blog! Beautiful creations with gorgeous stamps!

I reached a milestone when I realized that I'm not alone in going through things in life that are umpleasant, hurtful or painful. For nearly all my growing up years and into my twenties, I thought nobody understood, but then maturity hit! Jesus whopped me upside the head, and I accepted Him a few years ago, and have learned that He is always with me, and that I have many friends and family members that are, also!

Kay Long said...

I made the wonderful journey to each blog and enjoyed the inspiration of all the beautiful creations. Thank you ladies for sharing your God gifted talents with us. Thank you ODBD for providing great stamps to work with. The milestone we are grateful for is the amazing cancer treatment Loma Linda University offers. My husband has been cancer free for two years now. The Lord opened doors for us to go to California for the least invasive prostate cancer treatment available and we are so thankful our insurance accepted this amazing treatment. This treatment has minor to no complications and we hiked in the hills each day after his treatment. We do praise HIM for opening these doors and thankful for our salvation.

joy said...

Wonderful hop! No problems leaving comments.
I experienced a special milestone in my life this week when the first person I led to the Lord contacted me (after 35 years!) We had such a sweet time remembering the details that led up to her commitment. And we found out that we only live about 100 miles from each other and have already made plans in April to see each other. I can't wait to hug her.

rosalie said...

I have completed the wonderful Blog Hop and enjoyed all the creative talented stampers. My milestone is celebrating 75 years, proud to be a stamper and have wonderful stamper friends and family in my life. God is good!

Danae Fayard said...

Wonderful blog hop. I enjoyed and learned something from them all.

Valentines Day we celebrated 25 years of marriage!

Yea Us!

Danae

gourmettoys said...

Wow, this was my first blog hop of yours and it was amazing. You have an incredibly talented design team!! The milestone in my life is that at 43 my daughter just turned 2. She brightens my day every day, even on the difficult ones!

Jo4Him said...

What a fabulous hop this month; loved all the projects by your DT. The new stamp sets are wonderful (have added several to my wish list!). The only blog I couldn't leave a comment on was Julie's. My greatest milestone was 5/14/76 when at the age of 29 I gave my heart to Jesus; my husband was also saved that night as well. Thanks for offering the great prizes for this hop.

April said...

I completed the hop! It is always a joy to see everyone's creations and to see the lovely stamps and sayings! The milestone that I am grateful for besides my salvation is -- all the wonderful blessings that God has given over the years. There are too many to count!

Anonymous said...

i joined in on blog hop . signed each designers site.nice to get so many ideas. your verses are beautiful. i was confused to signing ,is anonymous not the place [aol]

Anonymous said...

oh forgot to add ,counting my blessings. i have had many years of hospice and senior care,as nurse retir ing now. for first time have studio and time to create cards.plan to make cards for patients and there families thanks lori

meemee48 said...

The thing that changed my life the most, which was a good thing, was having my children. I think we are basically self-centered and God uses children to get us to look outside of ourselves. Having children is such a blessing. By the way mine are 38, 34 and 30 and they are still blessings!

weastewart said...

I love everything that has been shown through the blog hop...first time I've tried it! The most wonderful period of my life was the safe delivery of my first children, twins, in a very small town. They weren't expected to be in great shape, but God blessed us with full-term, healthy twin boys.

Question: Many of the cards have a lot of dimensional embellishments. Mailing such in Canada costs extra. Perhaps you don't mail them?

Joanne said...

Wow! Such inpiring creations. Yes I completed the hop...couldn't stop myself! lol

The milestone I am most grateful for is walking the road that leads to everlasting life for 10 years now.

TrinaM said...

Such a fantastic hop. Really loved going around every blog seeing all the fab creations and leaving comments.

Thanks to ODBD and the DT for sharing the new sets.

Every day is a milestone as I am grateful for family and friends who are still on this earth to share my life.

Anonymous said...

What a fun and inspiring hop, thank you! Had trouble initially on Dawn's blog, but was able to go back at the end and try again and it worked, so was able to comment on each blog.

My 50-year birthday last year was a huge milestone - I have had a couple major health problems since I was very young. A close relative, a very close friend, and another friend all died in their 20's and 30's of the same disease, so I really never expected to live this long! I enjoy relativley good health in spite of everything, and feel so fortunate.

Anonymous said...

What a fun and inspiring hop, thank you! Had trouble initially on Dawn's blog, but was able to go back at the end and try again and it worked, so was able to comment on each blog.

My 50-year birthday last year was a huge milestone - I have had a couple major health problems since I was very young. A close relative, a very close friend, and another friend all died in their 20's and 30's of the same disease, so I really never expected to live this long! I enjoy relativley good health in spite of everything, and feel so fortunate.

PS - forgot to post my name, so an re-posting, hope that is ok. Judy D.

milliejs said...

A special milestone has to be the celebration of our 50th anniversary a year and half ago. We were blessed to celebrate with family and some close friends. Thanks for all your beautiful products.

JKB said...

Most recently the milestone is becoming a Grandma (YaYa) and love to recieve emailed pics and skype to see the wonderful changes going on with our little lovebug.

Gemiel said...

Awesome hop ladies!!!! Love the beautiful creations with the March sets.

Nancy said...

I have completed the hop. How blessed and talented these ladies are.

After 10 years of marriage I became pregnant for the first time. Even though I lost the baby I am grateful that I was allowed to carry her around for 16 weeks in my belly. It was a special but unexplainable time.

Sundaystamper said...

I have finished the hop enjoying all the wonderful samples.
My husband's and my most inspiring moment is when I gave birth and raised our son who has Down's Syndrome. Stephen is our true blessing. I see the light of Christ in Stephen's smile!

Home Grown Joy said...

Thank you for the fun and inspiring blog hop. I love these new sets. One of my very favorite milestones happened just last year with the graduation of my oldest from our home school. I had committed to homeschooling many years ago at the Lord's prompting, never looked back, and now He has blessed my obedience with a daughter making the dean's list at university. He also provided for her tuition. I am amazed at His faithfulness when I all I did was "show up."
April B

dmbennett said...

Great Hop ladies. I totally enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations.

The milestone that I am most grateful for is being married to my best friend and also having 3 wonderful children.

Sue said...

Wow, what a bunch of talented stampers. All of the cards were just great. I had no trouble at any of the blogs and think I hit them all. I will be coming up on my 39th wedding anniversary and my 40th work anniversary and I am very proud of these accomplishments. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of the rest of us, gals. You all do beautiful work!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

I love the blog. These ladies are so creative. I have had many, milestones in my life. I'm so grateful when I heard great preaching at the Brownsville Revival in Florida. I repented, cried that despite the person I was, that God loves me. I'm so thankful for Jesus and his saving grace. When I was baptized, all I could say was zippety do dah.

E. Marie said...

I am thrilled with the new release sets and, as always, the design team did an amazing job of showing them off. As far as important milestones in my life, within the next 3 months I will have been a born again believer for 55 years, married for 27 years, and my oldest of two beautiful daughters will be graduating from college and I still have some money left to buy a few new stamps!!

thefrashers said...

wow. i am always amazed at the artistic creativity your dt displays consistently. very talented women. and i believe i was successful in leaving a comment on each one's blog.

i too have a number of milestones. i'm coming up on the 34th anniversary as a born again christian; my 32nd wedding anniversary and the 20th anniversary that our daughter will be cancer free. hallelujah and praise THE LORD!!!

christi said...

what a great hop. i was able to leave a little love on all of the sites. love the new stuff. mine is being married to a man who can put up with me and all of my crazieness for almost 30 years.

Cheryl said...

Yet another astonishingly creative hop! Thank you ladies for all you do to put these together for our enjoyment!

Like many folks, I have a lot of milestones that bring me joy to remember. Most recently my dh and I celebrated our 10th anniversary, I am so grateful that the Lord gave me this wonderful partner!

Draisey said...

I am very happy with where I am in life. I recently made some life changing decisions. I could not have done it without my faith in God and the support of my best friend, Cheryl.

Karen said...

The designs on the blog hop are beautiful. It is hard to say what determine a most favorite event. But I am quite proud of the decision to throw caution to the wind and go to graduate school, leaving behind a good, secure job. I would be in a better financial situation if I had stayed where I was, but this decision completely changed my life and I am happy about that.

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Adamailo said...

Wonderful blog hop. I enjoyed and learned something from them all. Valentines Day we celebrated 25 years of marriage! Yea Us! Danae