Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to Randi Barrett!...a special Blog Hop!!

Our good friend and fellow Design Team member, Randi Barrett, turns 60 years old today!! I wanted to celebrate Randi's birthday by having a special Birthday Blog Hop just for her!! Please visit all the ODBD designers blogs and when you get back here please leave Randi a birthday message!  I will choose 3 winners who will receive the Happy Birthday set for free!!



Kelley (you are here) 
and back to this blog

This blog hop will end 8/22/12 at 10:00 p.m. EST!
The reason this birthday is so special for Randi is that she has been living on an off with cancer for almost 30 years. You can read more about Randi in these blogs post HERE,  HERE and HERE.  We even named a stamp set after her, Randi's Song, that you can see HERE!

I am so thankful that God has allowed Randi to be able to spend all this "extra" special time with her husband, children and grandchildren! Only God knows when she will be taken from this earth and led up to heaven, but I know that Rick and I treasure every visit we have with her and her husband, Blaine (who calls her Lovey..how sweet is that?!!).

I will start the hop right here with a card I totally CASEd from Angie Crockett found HERE!! I was at a show all weekend and had limited supplies but thank goodness for the Gary Burlin booth where I picked up some extra things!!



I apologize for the poor lighting and all overabundance of yellow but it's the best picture I could get in our hotel bathroom at 1:00 a.m......LOL!!

I have used the Bookmark - Trees clear stamp set, Daisy Background, ODBD Fence Die (doubled) and ODBD Bookmark Dies on my card. I also added some green seam binding, twine and Prima bling.

I wanted to also mention we are in the process of totally redoing the website and will be unveiling it very soon!


Thanks so much visiting today!







100 comments:

Dawn said...

Wishing you the Happiest Birthday ever sweet Randi!! Sending {{Hugs}}!

Kell, your card is Gorgeous!! Love the yellow/black theme, double fence border... everything!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Brithday Randi...God Bless...Beautiful card...love yellow...

Grace said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Randi!!! I hope it's a special day for you! We all love you!!!!

Kelley your card is so pretty! I love the yellow! The black matting really makes everything pop beautifully! So glad you ha the chance to make a card!!!

Pat Webb said...

Happy Birthday and many more, "Lovey!" May we all cherish each day with our loved ones!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! What a blessing that God has given you 60 years to serve Him. I pray that this year will find you trusting Him even more. Have a great day!

reeree62 said...

Happy Birthday, dear Randi...happy birthday to you!!! <3

She will love this beautiful, sunny card!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Happy Birthday, Randi!!! Much love, cyber-hugs, and many prayers are on the way to you! Mwaaah!

Kelley, way to go on your card! You did a fabulous job with limited supplies! Mwaaah to you too!! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS SET Kelley!!! Thank you for making this day so special for Randi!
Happy Birthday Randi!!! May God bless you and keep you safe!!! Hugs ~S~

Jody said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! Love the card featured today...

Laurie said...

Happy, happy birthday, Randi! Hugs, Laurie

Saints Rule! said...

Happy Birthday Randi! Sending you big hugs on this very special day! Praying the Lord blessed you in a mighty way this year!

Love that card MBL! Awesome job!

Sandee said...

Happy happy birthday Randi!!!!! You are one awesome lady and I am proud to know you!
Kelley your card is amazing!!!! Randi will cherish it!!!!

christi said...

happy birthday randi. so glad we all could join you in this special tribute to you! what a wonderful group of ladies all wishing you the happiest day!

Anna Craig said...

Happy Birthday Randi. I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer over 8 years ago. I know the struggle. Continue in good health as I am. Blessings for each birthday.
Anna

Betty Wright said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! Blessings to you!

Kelley...I love your card with the bold color combo! You know I love color! Very striking indeed!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! May god continue to bless you with many more!!

Kelly, your card is beautiful. love it and the fact that there is so many bookmarks to use!! lol

christi said...

happy birthday randi! all of the breadsticks did such a wonderful job. i'm sure you feel the warmth.

Pam Jacobson said...

RandI, wishing you a birthday full of love and joy and a blessed year!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Randi!!! I have been blessed by your love for Christ.
Hugs :)

Carol P said...

Happy Birthday Randi-you work with an awesome bunch of ladies- I know they make you day complete~

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! May your special day be blessed with all the love and laughter your heart can hold! Your stamper friend in Christ, Janet

genajeff said...

The gift of another birthday! What a gift indeed! Hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

donna schubeck said...

Happy Birthday, Randi!!! Love this color combo -- lovely card.

MISS DEBI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RANDI, ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR SONG. THANK YOU ODBD TEAM FOR THE BLOG HOP, ENJOYED THE CARDS AND IDEAS.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful card Kelley!! Love the black and yellow combo and the use of the bookmarks and background. Randi will cherish this card.

Happy Birthday Randi!!! HUGS!

Joanne Lowe said...

Warmest birthday greetings, Randi! It is apparent that you are an extremely beloved member of the ODBD design team, and I thank you for sharing your artistry with us. The ODBD team creates the most beautiful and intricate cards I've ever seen, and I'm so thankful for the abundance of fantastic stamp sets and other products like dies, etc that ODBD creates for those of us who want to share our faith in our cardmaking--you give us the tools to witness and to encourage fellow believers, and I'm so thankful for you. Sometimes I think you do your job a little too well, for my wishlist is HUGE, but what a great problem to have! When I'm able to purchase from you, it's a blessing to me.

Randi know that you will be in my prayers, and many others through this blog. Isn't it wonderful to be able to leave your health in God's hands! So often an illness brings so many ups and downs, with many stresses others would never know you must deal with, but through the support of family, other christians, and only the peace that God can give--He carries us when we simply do not have the strength to do so. Clearly you are a blessing to your family and your family at ODBD. Enjoy your birthday and all of the birthday cards in this birthday blog hop, Randi.

Kelley, I think the card is beautiful, love this color combination. Isn't it amazing what can be created with few supplies but a wealth of imagination and artistry--this is a testiment to your great talent that you choose to share with all of us, especially that you create your amazing stamps. I have loved your stamps since my first order (the double set of bible verses at the end of your first year, and was totally amazed at the fantastic quality of those wood-mounted stamps--now I buy your cling stamps), and your stamps just get better and better!

Sending you my appreciation for all of your diligence, you have created something really special with God's help, and clearly He is blessing your company. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you at another stamping show (I live in Ontario, and have gone to the Hamburg, NY show).

Best wishes,

Joanne

Lorianna said...

Absolutely stunning card.
The image is so beautiful
and it goes together
so well with your pattern papers. Such a beautiful design.
Hugs
Lorianna

pacools said...

May God continue to shine His light upon you on this your special day. Continued blessing.

Krisha said...

Happy Birthday Randi - God Bless

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Happy Birthday sweet Randi!! May God bless you in a very special way! {{{HUGS}}}

Kelley, WOW, that is one stunning creation!! I am blown away what you do with "limited' supplies!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Ranid! You are always in my thoughts and prayers!

Your card/bookmarks are just fabulous, Kelley! Even w/ limited supplies you still did a fantastic job!

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Deckerations said...

Kelley, thanks so much for letting us join the special birthday celebration for Randi. I've never met her and yet feel a bond just from seeing her work and reading her notes on ODBD site and her blog.

Your card was a beautiful creation and the colors were vibrant--a great way to celebrate.

Our prayers are with Randi and we are praying for a special 60th birthday for her. Happy 60th Randi!! You are so blessed to have so many loving/caring people in your life.

Ellie B. said...

Randi - it is obvious that you are well-loved by all those who know you. It is displayed by the thought and care that went into each card and message developed by those on this HOP. I share with them their wishes for good health, happiness and the riches of blessings from Above. May God spread His hedge of protection around you from this day forward and shower you with His love.

Kelly your card is beautiful as is your heart that you would share Randi's birthday with us.

Lorianna said...

Absolutely stunning card.
The image is so beautiful
and it goes together
so well with your pattern papers. Such a beautiful design.
Happy Birthday!!
Hugs
Lorianna

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Randi. You are so lucky to have such sweet stamping "sisters". The cards were all so beautiful that I hope they will bring joy on this special birthday. I hope you continue to meet your challenges. I think I met you at a show in Buffalo as you led the "make and take". If so, I feel truly lucky because I know I enjoyed that day.

Anonymous said...

Randi,
Today is your special day...Happy Birthday!!May the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.. God's Got It!!!! Have a great day!!! Loved your card..The colors made the card pop..

tammy said...

Kelley!!
You are AWESOME!!! I love this card and the color combos that you put together to create it---you do such an uber job on coloring/stamping---wow you're gifted!!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the birthday celebration for princess Randi!

Randi!!A Happy Birthday to you!! A Happy Birthday to you!! May you feel Jesus near every day of the year--A Happy Birthday to you!! A Happy Birthday to you!! And may this be the best year yet!!!!!!!!!!!
be blessed
~Beyond Measure
UR LOVED
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Lisa Somerville said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Randi! Beautiful CASE of Angie's card, love the larger size too with the extra bookmarks and flourishes!

Vail said...

Happy birthday, Randi. May God bless you.
Kelley beautiful card, and another great blog hop with lots of inspiration from your design team.

Lisa said...

Randi, I'm new to ODBD's, but I will be praying for you. Wishing you a very blessed birthday for the wonderful 6 - 0!

Janice said...

Randi, what love you must give because it is obvious you are loved beyond measure. You are an inspiration to others and His light shines through. May all these blessings be multiplied over and over in your life and may the Lord touch you in amazing ways!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Jennipher said...

Happy Birthday Randi! I sure miss you. So happy God has watched over you through the years!

Great set Kelley!

Unknown said...

Randi,
Have a very blessed birthday. Praise the Lord that He has kept thus far. May He continue to keep you all the days ahead and encourage you, as you are an encouragement to those around you.
Vivien

Cheryl S. said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! I have enjoyed each card by the talented bread sticks. I am in love with the Happy Birthday stamp set as it is sooo versatile!

Linda Carson said...

Happy 60th Birthday Randi! I'm glad we could share this blessed day with you! Love your card Kelley! You've CASED the best!

irishgreensue said...

Happy Birthday, Randi!!! May The Lord bless you and keep you always and in HIS ways. You always inspire us with your talent and your Life's story. God love and bless you always!

Kelley - not too much yellow at all - makes for a very cheerful card, packed with all those lovely markers - and with limited supplies too, bless your heart!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Happy Birthday Randi!! What a gorgeous card.

Jan Castle said...

I'll have to give the bathroom a try for taking pictures...the only roo. In the house I have not tried!!!!LOL!
Your card is wonderful!! Happy 60th to Randi!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pattie J. said...

happy Birthday Randi, may God bless you with many more. thank you for sharing you gift with us.

Kelly, I love your bookmarks. love the colors too.. inspirings=.

Sarah Biswabic said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your stamps! Your design team is so very talented! Please tell Randi that, I hope she has a wonderful birthday and that, may God bless her and keep her in his loving arms.

kaybee said...

May God continue to bless you. A very happy and blessed birthday to you, and many more.

Pati said...

Happy Birthday Randi! May you feel the Lord's love and warmth (and ours) thru all these birthday wishes!

Kelley, wonderful card set, glad to see you found time to play in your busy-ness! The yellow hotel bathroom added to the cheery yellow of your card! I think it looks great! At least you didn't make something pink and was fighting with yellow lighting like I have :) Thanks for the fun, Randi's Birthday celebration hop!!

Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com) said...

Happy Birthday to you Randi, and may you be blessed with many more wonderful years, and fantastic ideas to share.
Linda

swtanxiety94@yahoo.com

Kim H said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! RANDI ! ! !

A beautiful group of crafters and cards. Thank you for sharing some of this very special day with us, and the cards that were inspired.

Brenda (bennetts@ellijay.com) said...

Happy Birthday Randi!!! I feel like I know you from all the comments. I feel a kinship with you in Christ. What a blessing knowing how much our Savior loves you but also so many friends. I really like the Randi's Song collection and identify with it in so many ways. I have had kidney cancer and know the peace beyond all understanding that only He can give. Blessings to you!!!

Greta said...

Best wishes, Randi, on your birthday! Hoping you have a year of peace of joy! I know you will treasure these masterpieces created to help you celebrate. Blessings, Greta

PashaCou said...

What a beautiful card!!! I just love the colors!! What a lucky girl to recieve such a beautiful card. Happy Birthday honey.
Hugs,

Michelle said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Monumental Birthday Ms. Randi. God surely has a way of showing how much he loves us and you have courageously walked in his light. Look at all the messages and wonderful well wishes you received. I don't know you but you are a sister in Christ and your designs inspire everyone. Thank you Lord for the Blessing you give to ALL OF US to allow Ms Randi to touch our lives. We are all better for it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Michelle

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and your time.

Shell said...

WOW, just finished the Blog Hope and I tell you. All those beautiful cards that were made in your HONOR RANDI, breathtaking. I postedon this website under Michelle and then realized I should have waited till the end. Ooops, did it a little backwards, but the WELL WISHES ARE ALL THE SAME. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a person that truly inspires others.Hope to see more talent for a long long time.

creativearts said...

Happy Birthday, Randi with many more to come! Eat lots of cake and enjoy your day! Great blog hop!

scrappingnana said...

Happy Birthday Randi. God Bless you. What beautiful creations the DT shared to honor you. It was a great blog hop.

Sherry Gardner said...

Happy Birthday Randi and may the Lord bless you abundantly this year....:)

Conniecrafter said...

Happy Birthday Randi, hope you have enjoyed a wonderful day and that the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving arms throughout the years to come!
Lovely card Kelley I love yellow and black combo and such a great way to add the bookmarks

meemee48 said...

Randi, I believe this is the most important birthday you have ever had. You have weathered so many storms and you are still standing. It is my privilege to say "Happy Birthday" to a strong and beautiful believer.

Randi said...

Meemee48, you are so right!!! And the ladies from ODBD and its readers helped to make it one of the best ever. The other, of course, is the fact that God has allowed me to reach the age of 60. This is indeed one of God's great blessings to me. I do not deserve it but I am truly thankful.

Thank you again ladies of ODBD for the gorgeous cards and thoughtful words. AND thank you readers for the beautiful wishes and prayers.

My doctors have no idea why I am to still here. It has been two years since the docs gave me 5 months to live and 5 months ago they said that I would have about 2 months to live. But our God is a gracious God and gives us many blessing. To be a part of His sufficient grace is beyond my understanding but I am one thankful person.

E. Marie said...

Happy Birthday Randi!! I hope you feel surrounded by love and have a very special day. Praying you continue to experience God's grace and blessings.

Lagene said...

Happy birthday Randi, & what a wonderful card with fantastic bookmarks!

Laureen said...

Happy Birthday Randi. It seems as if, though the Lord has blessed you in many ways, God has used you to bless many others. Enjoy all the love and prayers being sent to you this day.

Kelley you did a great job with your card and bookmarks.

craftymom205 said...

Hope you have a great birthday, Randi. Wishing you many more.

Kelly, your card is beautiful.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Jo4Him said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDI! I had the pleasure of meeting you at the make and take table in Chantilly, Va several years ago and enjoyed talking with you. Have prayed for you over the years, as I know you have struggled. May God continue to bless you and your family.

Kelley-your card and bookmark were stunning-very creative. Thank you for this wonderful expression of love for Randi. (I visited all the blogs except Julie; wasn't able to view her creation, but I'm sure it was great.)

Cards By Jan said...

Happy Birthday Randi!! Blessings, prayer and lots of love to you hun!!Hope you have a great and wonderful Birthday!!
Love & Hugs
Jan

SS I didn't get a card made for the hop!!(:

Cards By Jan said...

Oh and Wonderful Card Kelley!! I love the bright cheery colours!! so pretty!!
Hugs

Denny said...

Happy Birthday, Randi! You must be very special for the Lord to allow you to keep influencing and touching so many of us here on earth. Far too many of my friends and relatives could not say the same, but God has perfect timing.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Randi, Thank you for sharing the talent that the Lord gave you!! We serve an Awesome God!!! Keep Spreading Gods word! Many Blessings... Brenda Gaskill

Davi said...

Happy Happy Birthday Randi!! Obviously you have blessed so many with your tender spirit. I hope that your Birthday is blessed with great love, laughter and most of all peace.
Fabulous card and bookmarks!!

Christine said...

Kelley, I love your card and am touched by the kind of friend you must be to make a card in a hotel room. It is beautiful and all the more special because of your efforts.

Dear, Randi, I wish i knew you personally. It is obvious that you are a faithful follower of Jesus and have done so much to bring Him glory. You are most certainly loved by ladies who would make you such wonderful cards and would ask for prayer on your behalf.

I pray that your birthday will be filled with love and joy, as you have evidently shared so much love and joy with others.

It is always a blessing to visit the ODBD "blog family" and to see the amazing creations, but the blessing was even bigger today.

Denny said...

Once again, all my best to Randi on her 60th birthday. She must feel so much love from her friends on this design team and all the prayers lifting her up must be palpable as well. She will remain in my prayers.

Maree said...

Happy Birthday Randi. Your bread stick friends have done a great job on all the cards. Stay well and enjoy.

Maree said...

Happy Birthday Randi. Your bread stick friends have done a great job on all the cards. Stay well and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Randi.
You are in my prayers. God is an awesome God and He hears all prayers!
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Don't apologize -- the card is great and yellow is like the sunshine!!
Joyce

Robyn said...

Kelly, your creation is delightful.
The yellow you mention, is a great reminder of the sun, Son that is responsible for the salvation of our very existence. May He continue to cover your wonderful design team with grace and humility. May your bread basket remain filled by His love.
Randi, YOU are an inspiration, I am privileged to have come to know you on a small scale these past couple years. I am delighted to offer my birthday prayers for you. May you continue to bring all the glory to the Father in your testimony opportunity! With the love of Christ, I say, happy birthday, Girl!

Cyndy said...

Wonderful card Kelley! Thank you for sharing your design team's love for Randi with us. We all need to be reminded that there are strong God fearing women who can brighten even the darkest days for every one by their faithful testimony and that each and everyone of us should follow that path as well. I am relatively new to the blogging world but I find myself gravitating to your blog and design team members.You are all an inspiration. Happy birthday to Randi! May the Lord continue to bless her and all of us as well with her presence. This was an awesome, uplifting hop.

Irene Tetreault said...

Sending Love and Best Wishes to
Sandi. I also turned 60 last week. Each Day is a Gift. enjoy each one. Irene

maryr917 said...

sending happy birthday blessings to you Randi-you have reached a milestone for sure

Auntie Em said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes Randi! You could feel the warmth, love and admiration from each stop along the hop and so many pretty greetings to cheer you on. I am thinking you are a very special lady. :) Cheers!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your yellow greeting is so pretty and special. I love the fence border and the pretty bookmarks. What a sweet design! :)

disneylisa said...

Really liking that daisy background. Thanks for so many great ideas.

Happy Birthday Randi!

Mary-Anne V said...
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Sue D said...

Wonderful card and bookmarks. Enjoyed the blog hop.
Happy Birthday Randi!!

Heather C said...

Happy birthday Randi!

Natalie said...

Sweet thoughts, prayers and birthday blessings to you, Randi!
May the joy of the Lord be your strength! Much love to you, dear sister.

Natalie said...

oops, forgot to mention what a cheery card you've made Kelley. I know Randi will enjoy it!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

First Kelly you card is so bright and beautiful!!Love all the greens and yellows!!What a perfect fence and coloring!!

Second...Happy Birthday Randi!!Mom talks about you a lot and from what I hear you are one amazing Woman!!I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!

Hugs,
Nicki

MAGDA said...

feliz cumpleaƱos Randi, bella tarjeta

Linda R. said...

Happy Birthday Randi!
And beautiful yellow card!

crazyoldsyd said...

the yellow bathroom must have inspired you. The card is pretty and sends Randi some well needed SONSHINE! Happy Birthday, dear Randi!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card and bookmarks. So nice of you all to celebrate the blessing of your dear friend in this way. Happy birthday Randi!