Monday, October 1, 2012

October Release Blog Hop!

Just a reminder:  The Shining the Light challenge this week is a continuation of last week.  The challenge this week is:

Something Musical
Create a card or project with some musical element.  It can include a musical theme, some words in the sentiment in verse having to do with music or instruments, an embossing folder, dp or etc.

For more details or to join the challenge, click here.



Hello friends!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release Blog Hop! This is my favorite time of year... with the cooler temperatures, I seem to be more energized and of course, I'm starting to think about the upcoming holidays.... Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Today's hop is all about these two great holidays, and we are excited to be sharing our projects with you today!

 Here are the basics of the Hop:
  • Hop will run 8:00am Oct. 1 to  8:00pm EDT Oct. 2
  • Winners will be announced Oct 3
  • There will be SIX prizes of your choice of one set!!!
  • Hop to each link and leave a comment, then return  here to tell us you completed the hop, and answer the question below.
  • Check back here on the ODBD Blog on Oct. 3 to see if YOU are one of the winners!
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy!  Here is the order for the hop:

 Julie
Becca
Grace
Sabrina
Sandee
Chris
Debi
Angie
Dawn
Tosh
Rosemary

The question to answer when you return here to tell us you completed the hop is this:

What is your happiest holiday memory?  We'd love to hear about it!

Oh and by the way.... today ODBD is launching it's brand new website!  Unfortunately it takes about 12-24 hours for all the changes to fully complete, so if you have trouble loading the new store, just keep trying and you should be able to open it shortly! 

107 comments:

Ann said...

i HAVE FINISHED THE BLOG HOP. OH SO FUN.
MY FAV HOLIDAY MEMORY WAS 50 YEARS AGO WHEN MY HUSBAND PROPOSED AND GAVE ME MY ENGAGEMENT RING FOR CHRISTMAS. WE WILL BE MARRIED 50 YEARS IN MAY OF 2013 and.......they said it wouldn't last. LOL
Mstgane
Ann

Mary said...

Such an inspiring blog hop. I will spend the rest of the day dreaming of using these lovely stamps. Thanks so much for the time and effort you all put into this blog hop. It has really been fun.
My favorite holiday memory is the year it snowed 8 inches on New Years EVE and all our holiday lights and tree and everything were still up. It is the closest we have ever come to a white Christmas here in central Alabama!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fabulous new release and awe inspiring samples on the hop. My favorite memory of Christmas is my children at about 2-4-6...the excitement, the month of being good or else...the Sears toy book list! lol, waking them up from a deep sleep and watching them run from gift to gift....sweet memories.

Caryn S said...

Well it's going to be hard to pick through all of my varied memories to find a favorite...I guess it is when I was about 8 and still believed in Santa. We used to go to midnight Mass then when it was still possible to get a seat, and we lived in Mississippi at the time. I can remember my mom running back into the house saying something about pies before we left for church (didn't strike me as odd at all that Mom would be baking pies so late at night, she had a habit of doing housework after we went to bed). At Mass, I will swear to this day that I heard sleigh bells overhead. I looked at mom with big eyes but didn't talk in church. When we got home, lo and behold, Santa had come! That was the one and only time I remember having "evidence" that Santa was real.

Anonymous said...

I guess my happiest was when I was 12--the stone ages--the last Christmas my whole family was together. My Dad died that following May and since I've lost a brother and my Mom...it's just not the same without them, but life moves on. Thanks for a great hop...so many great ideas and uses for your wonderful stamps. Jan D., Florida

TLady said...

SUPER BLOG HOP!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE DID A FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!! EVERYTHING WAS UNIQUE TO EACH PERSON, MAKING FOR SUCH A NICE BLOG HOP! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! :)

MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORY? We had moved to the country & we had family in for Thanksgiving----The cousins playing together...I made enough food to feed an army... & we not only had Thanksgiving to be together but, all the other days that they were here to visit & to eat to our hearts content! Each day, I had a SPECIAL "Tea Time" for us to gather & just sit & visit--kids included! (You usually are running around chasing kids when they're little...) This way EVERYONE is centered around the table & relaxing! Of course, hosting, you're still running around! BUT, I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! :)

musicteach said...

This was truly inspiring. Southern Sandee's blog would not load-told me the page did not exist so I guuessI did not complete the hop but got some great ideas. My greatest Christmas memory is the first time I got to "go home" for Christmas. I had three preschool children by that time and had never been away from home at Christmas time. We started out driving on Christmas Eve and as we passed the fields covered with snow under the full moon, my heart overflowed with thankfulness for the opportunity to be Home for Christmas. Liz

Judi said...

The blog hop was, as always, a joy. The team is so very talented and inspiring.

My fav holiday memory was the year, 10 years ago, when we had renos going on right up to Dec 23rd. I could not even start to decorate and then had to work the 23rd and 24th I came home to find that my beautiful daughter had decorated the house that day. Also, our new ovens had not arrived so we decided to BBQ the turkey in the snow. It turned out so perfect that it has become our new tradition. It was a relaxed family gathering, which is what makes any holiday perfect.

Love the new web site. Kudos to the designer. It has been much needed and is definitely appreciated.

Becky said...

I have completed the blog hop. What beautiful cards and projects!

My favorite Holiday memory??
My last Christmas in a Foster Home in Germany. Santa came to the door on Christmas Eve (he looked real to me):) with a boot of coal and a boot of candy and asked if I was a good or bad girl this year. Of coarse I was good and got the boot of candy. So much was put in to makeing our Holidays special and this is just one I will never forget.

Marie D. said...

My happiest Christmas memory is the year my whole family was baptized together at a Sunday morning service. You see Christmas fell on Sunday that year, my husband received a whisper in his ear, for the whole family to go to the water.
It was a very humbling experience, we actually started a trend in our church. By the way, all the members of our family were already baptized or christened earlier in our lives. We felt it was necessary to rededicate our lives back to the Lord. Amen.

Marie D. said...

Oops for got to say I visited all the hops on the blogs, they all were wonderful.

Betty said...

Wonderful hop! What talented ladies!! ONE of my favorite Christmases was after my first son was born. He was 3 1/2 months old, and I remember rocking him in front of the lit Christmas tree in the dark with tears falling down my cheeks thinking how he was the best gift ever! He still brings tears of joy to my eyes, and he's 31!

D'Bee said...

I completed the blog hop and I'm excited about the possibilities for Christmas cards this year. My favorite memory of Christmas still remains the same: The kids in our neighborhood would start what we called spring cleaning (I come from a tropical country and December is the beginning of summer for us.) Anyway, we would clean everything!!! Take off screen windows and wash them down; paint our apartment in a new color (we did this each year); pull out the Christmas decorations, put down new flooring, and then, along with all out friends, we would look at each window display and choose the window that showed originality in its design. To this day, every year I "spring clean" my place and rearrange, change, decorate for my favorite time of the year -- Christmas!

Sarah said...

The DT ladies have done such an awesome job with these beautiful stamps! We were married on Thanksgiving! And our 2nd son was born on Thanksgiving.

reeree62 said...

This was a fun hop, with so many beautiful projects! Truly inspiring...

I cannot even pick a fovorite holiday memory. There are so many wonderful memories. When our kids were little, seeing them first thing in the morning on Christmas, watching their little faces happy and bright...also I'll always remember, each Christmas Eve we'd go to my husband's parents and driving home at night with the kids,seeing all the lights on houses was always magical. But we would always say, watch the sky to see if yo can see Santa's sleigh!! And they would be so excited...
Thanksgivings with cousins at Mom & Dads... brings tears to my eyes just remembering... holding these memories so close to my heart, always.
Thanks for making me think & remember :-)

KarenB said...

I did it! I finished my very first Blog hop! and what a joy it was - such beautifully talented designers. Each work was inspiring and a blessing to see.
Now, my favorite memory of Christmas was when my grandmother was still alive... One Christmss morning we dressed her in her red dressing robe and a santa hat. She was 93 yr old at the time and She was adorable :)

Glenda said...

The blog hop was great, so many beautiful samples.
My favorite Christmas memory was when my family was stationed in Japan. For Christmas, my 4 brothers and I wanted new bikes. We could ride all over the base with our bikes and have a great time. When Christmas morning came, we were diappointed...no bikes! We left after opening gifts to have dinner with friends. As we sat down to eat, my dad said "I hear something, do you think it is Santa"? We all ran to the window and out on the lawn were new bikes for us all! We screamed with excitement. That turned out to be the last Christmas that our dad was with us. He was killed in a plane crash before the next Christmas. My dad left us with a wonderful memory!

Crazydi said...

That was SUCH fun and I've really enjoyed seeing how everyone has used the wonderful ODBD stamps - fabulous! I'll be checking out all the blogs again for inspiration - thank you for running this hop!
My favourite Christmas memory? There are two that especially come to mind. One was many years ago when my husband and I were newly weds and the UK was in the grip of an enormous snowstorm. we battled our way through a blizzard to get to church to join our family for a midnight service on Christmas Eve. So magical - it's a wonderful memory of joy and happiness with family members some of whom are no longer with us.
My other memory is more recent - when our baby granddaughter was born on 23rd December 2009 and mum and baby finally were released from hospital on Christmas Day in the afternoon to join us for a truly momentous Christmas with the proudest grandparents ever!
Christmas is all about Jesus and all about family too ... those are the things that really matter! God bless you all and thanks for the hop!

Dottie said...

This was a wonderful and inspiring blog hop. Thanks to all the gals who worked so hard on their beautiful cards...hats off to you!
One of my favorite memories from years ago was when we had no money for Christmas gifts for our two little girls. As I was at the grocery store and saw the cute little kiwi shipping crates that my imagination said could be made into doll beds , the onlooking manager told me I could have them. So home I went with my gifts from the Lord and made two little doll beds out of them. I made little mattresses and sheets and pillows all with scraps of fabric I had on hand. My hubby covered the "headboard and footboard" with fabric topping off the whole effect. Christmas morning our daughters giggled with delight seeing the wonderful beds for their "sleepy" favorite dolls. I never felt richer than on that Christmas when we had nothing. We had our little family, a roof over our head, and food in the frig. How wonderful. God is so good to us.

creativearts said...

I have finished the hop and left comments on all of the gorgeous projects! The two wreaths are my favorite sets and need to add them to my wish list! I really cannot say which of my holiday memories are the best -- all of them from being a little girl to now at age 71! I really loved it when my children woke on Christmas morning and ran to the tree squealing and laughing. Now I get to see the same thing through my grandchildren eyes when they come to my house on Christmas. I guess I have always loved Christmas morning!

Bec said...

I had problems leaving comments on Sabrina and Ros's sites, tried numerous times, but I completed the hop and had a good time seeing all the beautiful work.
My favorite holiday memory is when I was a little girl, we were very poor, on the holidays the Lion's club would give each of us children one of those mesh stockings full of goodies. I always loved the oranges and nuts to eat as we did not usually get those in our diets.

Ann Marie said...

What a wonderful blog hop - just left my last comment.
Mine would be much like Ann's first comment. My husband proposed on a Christmas morning in front of his Mom and other members of his family. We are at 14 years now, but hope to see 50 too!

Anonymous said...

Loved all the creations, it left me so inspired.

My favorite holiday memory is very simple it is the last year my mom and dad were alive and we all gathered around before our gift opening and read the Christmas story from the bible which is a tradition, but now my parents celebrate Christmas face to face with Jesus in heaven....Linda s

Pansy Jones said...

I finished the blog hop and the inspirational was fantastic. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving,it generally falls around my parents birthday as they are right after each other. We always gather around and talk about everything under the sun.. Then later we have cake and ice cream .. but we have to have two different cakes as my parents dont like to share their birthdays. So we have Thanksgiving dessert and then the following two days cake and ice cream...I just love Thanksgiving..

Maggie said...

Not sure if this is the happiest, because we have had so many happy. Anyway, one Christmas when I was little we didn't have much money so my mother got some wrapping paper tubes and wrapped then in white paper and then wrapped ribbon to make it look like a peppermint candy stick. She stuck a votice candel on top. My dad somehow put them in from of the house and lit the candles. Well my mom was worried that they would catch on fire so we checked on them every so often. One of the times we checked they were gone. Someone had stollen them. We had a good laugh, because my mom said if they only knew it was just a cheap decoration made out of left over paper rolls and white paper with cheap red ribbon. We remember this story every Christmas. A wonderful memory for all of us and know the grandchildren also.

Emily said...

My favorite memories from the holidays are cooking with my Mom. I love planning the menu and spending all day in the kitchen together.

Debbie said...

I loved every project on this Blog Hop!!! My fav holiday memory is walking in a Halloween parade when I was about 9. My mom made us 3 siblings homemade costumes - I truly loved them and the memory of that day :-)

Loretta O. said...

Really enjoyed this month's blog hop! So many wonderful projects! My favorite holiday memory has to be that of my Polish grandmother's traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Yum!

Pattie J. said...

Wonderful, inspiring new stamps. And the hop is so inspiring too.
I guess one of the happiest holidays was in the 60's, we were active duty and in Germany. Didn't get paid that month. Our German landlady brought us a homemade Christmas fruit cake, a friend sent us box of handkerchiefs, and a Christmas apron. Then we were invited to our 1st Sgt's house and shared joy,playing games, and also had dinner with others in the co. at the motor pool Sargent house. several of us didn't get paid.(they invited us who didn't) I did have 10.00 dollars and bought a small silver tree, a nativity, which I still have(53 yrs)from the PX. Our son got a teddy bear(he was an infant)I had taken it out of layaway the month before. We didn't have money but we had blessings from the Lord that was beyond money. God is so good.

Geri Loree said...

I have many but one of my favorites was the time that.
my daughter and her family lived in Texas and couldn't come home for the holidays - we live in MIchigan- on Christmas day I flew to Texas- the g-kids did not know that I was coming. Dena told them they had to go to Dallas to pick up something for Mark's work.When I knocked on the window of the van they were so excited. At the time they were 5 and 7 - Always makes me smile when I think of this memory. The g-kids are now 13 and almost 15!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful examples,my hands are Itching to get ink on them!
Kathy L ohio

Mary-Anne V said...

One of my most happiest holiday memories happened in 2007... we just had a baby boy and our family was complete. It was so nice to have a little one month old with us at Christmas.

Montana Mama said...

What a delightful way to finish my morning---wonderful cards and projects to get me inspired. I have finished the blog and want to thank you for putting it all together.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great hop! I loved getting up early with my younger brother (we were the early birds) and going downstairs and shaking and poking and trying to guess what was in all those packages!

Marina said...

Just finished the hop, what a fun!
All creations are beautiful and inspiring.
My favorite holiday memory would be waiting for midnight to catch a glimpse of Santa at his presents delivery job. Never made it :)

Karen W said...

I completed the hop and it was fabulous. Every single one did an amazing job. My happiest memory was getting my bride doll, my mom made all the clothes for her and it was amazing.

Mary said...

Just finished an amazing journey packed with inspirations using another release of outstanding stamp sets...thank you

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork and creative ideas by your team!

Mary Babet said...

I completed the hop. What beautiful cards and projects. I have to say my favorite holiday memories are of Christmas with my family. I am Italian and we always had family and lots of fun festivities and food. Christmas Eve was as big as Christmas. I miss that and especially all that cooking and baking.

Mary Esther said...

Enjoyed your Blog Hop very much!

I loved Christmas at my parents' home with many family members present. There was always music, the Bible reading of the birth of Jesus, a loving gift exchange, and a fabulous feast to share.

I always wished that EVERYone could share in a Christmas with our family because it was such a special time. :-)

Beth Ann said...

Love all the new stamps and the different ways all the ladies used them. My favorite holiday memory is spending time with the whole family at Christmas. My family is smaller today due to parents, one brother, & husband going home to the Lord but I am learning to creat new memories of them with my other brother & his family. :-)

musicteach said...

YEAH! I returned from this morning's comment and everything loaded this afternoon. It was inspiring to see the samples over again. And I will stick with my previous story about "Home for Christmas"

Indian River Stamper said...

Just finished and love the entire blog. As to my most memorable Christmas ... it was a yearly thing as I grew up. My parents would dress us up and off we'd go to my dad's parents. I loved Grandma's breakfast of homemade cinnamon buns. But mostly sitting on GPa's lap eating them. Then off we'd go to my mom's parents. We'd have Christmas dinner and then go to the living room and gather around the grand piano. My wonderful Aunt Donna would sit down at the piano and play Clair de Lune, she'd then accompany Uncle John singing "The Desert Song", Aunt Mary would then pick up her accordion and serenade us with "Jealousy", Uncle Bill would say the poem "The Erie Track", my dad would play "Chloe" on the piano while my Uncle Jerry would sing the one word he knew "Chloe", my sister would play "Nola" on the piano and I would sing "Dear Lady of Fatima" and play the violin as well. We always were rewarded with a prize from Grandma...usually a new Christmas mug. Memories...not haunting, wonderful memories. This was a yearly adventure until I married (at 26!). Loved it!!!

Vicky said...

I finished the blog. All our christmas were great. We didn't have much money but we had a great time making our own oraments & making cards for our family members. We all visit each other homes & got to see all my cousins & play with them.

stamperkat1 said...

I just finished the blog hop. ODB blog never fails to inspire me and never disappoints me!
Wonderful blog! One Christmas I won't forget because now I think of it as actually a "funny" prank. I have only one sister and we always picked on each other and got each other into trouble since we were close in age. Dad threatened us with switches from the backyard for Cmas if we were bad this year. Well on Cmas morning I woke up hoping to get goodies in my stocking which was hooked onto the bedpost in my room. In the stocking was a big bunch of switches! I woke my sister up and we proceeded to break them and hide them behind the dresser. Dad laughed when we said we didn't find anything at all in our stockings that morning!

Anonymous said...

I've completed the blog hop. I guess my favorite memory of christmas would be the last time we were able to all be together as a family. I think that part can be taken for granted as a given and in my family we haven't had that in a long while.

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Love the new release!! Such creative and beautiful projects!!
Hmmm....my fav Christmas memory...I think it must be the year my Dad made my sister and I little beds for our AG dolls. He painted them ivory and their tall spindles were gold on the tips!! My Mom spent hours in the early morning to prepare the mattress and the cover for it and the special comforter. My sister and I were on a game website but Mom didn't like how engrossed we were in it so we were shocked when she said lets go check it out. Then Dad yelled for us saying Santa had came. That same Christmas Eve we got our first ever Digital Cameras!!
Love Christmas!!
Hugs,
Nicki

NJMullins said...

Love the images and sentiment. Exactly how I envision Christmas!
My favorite memory is lying under the Christmas tree, looking up at the lights while my siblings and I listened to my dad read Christmas stories. Priceless!

melanie said...

I have done all the blog hops ,what stunning project from all your design team ,
i HAVE SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS when my daughter was young and now I have 2 beautiful grandaughters to see there faces light up when they get the present it melts your heart .Melanie

Carol Hintermeier said...

I have finished the blog hop! What wonderful, beautiful cards everyone has!

One of my favorite holiday memories is making decorated sugar cookies with my mother, whom we lost this past September 6. It will be sad these holidays, but I will make the sugar cookies and will be thinking of the fun times with her. :)

Anita Braddock said...

my Happiest memory is last Christmas when my mother In law came from IL. she hasn't been to see us in Washington st. and has never meet my Family so this was the best. we have been married for 28yrs and she could never come she had the best time and we all had Christmas at my Mom and dads house what great times and memories to remember. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
PS such a very Beautiful and Special hop thanks again Ladies for all your Beautiful Projects.
hugs

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful blog hop, as always, with much inspiration! I have many favorite Christmas memories but one is all the years our family has gathered on Christmas Eve to open gifts, enjoy a meal then attend Christmas Eve church service. This year we have the addition of two new grandtwins to
celebrate with.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful blog hop! One of my favorite Christmas memories is making fruit cakes - different - used apricots - YUM! We freeze most of them (25) to enjoy throughout the year...have to do that or my husband would eat them all!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Anonymous said...

This was a fun blog hop. i got lots of ideas and enjoyed the talents of these wonderful artists. (i hope my comments made it on each blog)
My favorite Christmas memory is from last year. All our children, and grandkids made it here (safely) ON THE SAME DAY!!NOt an easy thing to do here in Minnesota. So a family photo was taken with everyone together at once.
Gail
robinson.gail@hotmaildotcom

Nancy Hill said...

My favorite Christmas moments is being together with as many family members as possible. Loved the ole Christmas in Missouri in the Ozarks in the 1950 on the farm.
Nancy Hill
lehill@mtida.net

Anonymous said...

I finished the blog and had a blast! Thank you. My favorite Christmas memory was when my husband and I took our boys to Disney the day after Christmas. Their gift to open on Christmas was a puzzle telling the story of where they were going and how they would get there...their first plane ride. When they finished the puzzle and realized they were leaving the next day to visit Mickie...PRICELESS!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a breath of fresh air to see all those beautiful creations. My birthday is Christmas day and I was going to call my blog "The Christmas Carole". My favotite memory was the year I got a little plastic case filled with pop beads. Maniwaki is in Quebec, north of Osgoode, so Mommy would get us to bed early by saying we were close to the North Pole. Ribbon, a fresh balsam Christmas tree, the brick fireplace with burning logs, stockings hung ,,,,wow MEMORIES.

Holly said...

Great blog hop. My favourite holiday memory is when the whole family used to get together.

Nancy Hill said...

What a great blog and enjoyed every card. I thought of a few other Christmas times that were special was when my family made pop corn balls and we took the buggy with horses in the 1950 since the snow was too high for trucks and cars and we traveled for hours on the Najaho reservation to the mission and gave our home made carmel pop corn balls to the little native americans children that didn't have parents or any family at that mission. The children were so happy to get these treats. If our family wasn't so poor, we would have loved to give them more.

Anonymous said...

I have finished the blog and loved all the cards I saw. My favorite memory, which I have many, but the best was watching my children on Christmas morning. Even though they are grown, watching them on Christmas morning is still my favorite.

Juanita from Rockville

Flgal said...

I finished the blog hop. Great cards and new ideas.

My favorite memory was when I was a little child. We never had a Christmas tree so when my oldest brother took shop class he made a triangle shaped structure with a chicken wire back. It had a 4x4 base. Mom filled it with pine boughs and hung red ball decorations on it. Then she would put our presents below the tree. Our anticipation of the coming of Christmas was nothing compared to the lighting of that tree on Christmas day.

Bette S said...

Great blog hop with so many neat ideas. Thanks!

Favorite holiday memory? So many to choose from, but my favorite is always when all the family could get together. Now my parents and my husband's parents are gone as are other older relatives that we used to get together with and our children are grown and have moved away. Still get together at Christmas with our son and family, but our daughter is many states away. Thankful for that, but just not the same. Thankful for memories.

Deb Palmer said...

Just finished the blog hop, what talented people you have designing! And we are so blessed that you are sharing the creations with the rest of us.

One of my fondest Christmas memory was after church, we were at my parents along with our cousins. My cousin Sean said Santa is coming down the road, we were all like yeah right! Well needless to say Santa was coming right to our house. Of course many years later we figured out it was my uncle. Spending time with family at church, and a nice meal afterwards - Priceless.
Blessing

scrappingnana said...

Just finished the hop. What gorgeous projects by the designers. Love the new sets.
It is hard to remember any childhood Christmas memories (a long time ago :) ) Most of my memories are spending time with our grown children, grandchidren, and great-children. Most of them ususally spend Christmas day with us and we have a large family get together. Great blessings and great times.

Allie Gower said...

Finished the hop, what a lovely collection of inspiring projects.
My favorite holiday memory is making cookies with my aunt and attending midnight mass officiated by my Uncle.

Susan Martin said...

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of talent on your team. It is so fun to see what they make and so inspirational!! Favorite Holiday Memory... last year definitely ranks on the best of Christmas's. My fiance was here from Australia and we had Christmas with the kids and then in the afternoon with my sister and mother. It was one of the best Christmas's I have ever had.

Kathy Kilpatrick said...

I am so happy that I had time to finish this wonderful blog hop! Such amazing talent!!! Thank you all for sharing... Favorite Christmas... Let me see, I am veteran, so I have missed so many Christmas Days with my family, that I try and treasure every moment I have with family at Christmas and everyday. I work very hard trying to keep my mom and stepfather out of a nursing home, so every minute with them is truly a Blessing! I love how inspiring your designers are and I love looking in the gallery OVER and OVER! I get anxious, just like a kid in a candy store...

craftymom205 said...

My favorite holiday memory is seeing the look on my daughter's face when she was little on Christmas morning after seeing what Santa had brought. The joy on her face was priceless.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Tricia said...

Beautiful hop today, ladies! Thank you!!!

One of my favorite holiday memories is captured in a picture of my little girls wearing their warm footie pajamas and dragging their "blankies" behind them one early Christmas morning. They were probably 3 and 4 at the time and still had rosy, sleepy faces. In the top of their stockings was a stuffed Disney dalmation puppy. One had Roly and the other, Patch. The look of pure joy on their faces when they saw those dogs is a priceless memory! They loved those dogs for years - much longer than the expensive Fisher Price kitchen set that I thought would be "so fun". Live and learn!! : )

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Hello... I finished the blog hop. Think I might have posted twice on Grace's.
I say all the time how wonderfully talented the Breadsticks are. Not only that but always willing to give support and advice. I have found each to be loving Sisters in Christ.
My favorite holiday memory goes back to my childhood. It was every holiday our family gathered at my grand-mother's and oh the love and laughter. I remember enjoying every one of my aunts and my uncle and cousin. I think one of the holidays stick out most because I remember getting my first "real doll" (didn't have to cut paper dolls anymore). My family (mother, granny, uncle, aunts, cousins)raised me to know and understand what was really important during the holidays and all through the year... FAMILY. Yes, I miss them all so much.
Sorry can't finish. But thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hop and leave comments.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific release and love the inspiration of such lovely cards and projects with it!!

Conniecrafter said...

sorry forgot the question... when my parents sent us plane tickets to come home from across the country to spend Christmas with them after we thought we would be all alone

D said...

Well, it's sad it had to end, but I finished the hop. All of the projects were just gorgeous! If any of you ladies need a good home for them, let me know...)
My happiest holiday memory would have to be New Years Eve of 2005... My wedding day!
Thank you for the lovely ideas and a chance to win.
Have a great day!
-D

Sue D said...

Wonderful inspiration on the blog hop. My happiest holiday memory is when my husband proposed to me 33 years ago right around Thanksgiving.

brenda a said...

Well i finished the amazing blog hop and they were all such talented women. i guess my best christmas was the last time all of my family were together. as we grow older its so hard to get everyone all together anymore. thanks for the wonderful blog hop.

MelKilMD said...

Totally enjoyed each step of the blog hop. Your team is so talented.
One special Christmas memory was 1986 when my son was 6 weeks old - dressed him up in a Santa suit and put him under the tree.

Rhea Thompson said...

I have just finished another wonderful blog hop with ODBD stamps being showcased! As well they should be - this set is so beautiful. Each stamp brings back fond memories. I would have to say that my happiest holiday memories revolve around our two children when they were young. Two favorite gifts for our children were Chatty Cathy for our daughter - she was about five at the time, and a Big Wheel for our son the year he was about five. (Different years, they are not twins!) We sometimes wished Chatty Cathy was not so CHATTY! And the HOURS my husband and his father spent putting that Big Wheel together! They both laughed about it until the day dad passed away. What fond memories...

Cards By Jan said...

Wow girls...another beautiful walk down the (new sets) lane...all cards are so pretty with the fall colours,
Hugs
Jan

Sherry said...

wonderful hop!! everything wasgorgeous with gorgeous stamps!! I remember one year when gowing up, my parents had taken in 3 cousins when their family split and there was no money for gifts. We got a monoply game that year, lol. but we had each other and enough to eat, and it was enough!

Jonia said...

I have finished the hop. I love a family Christmas and every year I try to make sure that we spend as much time together as possible. My favorite time is our church musical and we all go and enjoy. It is my favorite every year and we all enjoy it.

Bobbi Miller said...

Wow! What a great blog hop! All the designs were so beautiful and inspiring! I would have to say my favorite memory is me and my brother, my Mom and Dad, sitting at the Holiday table and stuffing our faces full of whatever was on that table. Then, after, retiring to the living room and singing songs while Dad and my brother played their guitars.

Sherry Gardner said...

Great blog hop...:)

Rosie said...

I just finished the ODBD project and what lovely cards. The happiest holiday was when my son was in college we drove to his place in Mpls. in the most awful blizzard. He had few chairs and we all sat around the coffee table on the floor eating turkey and all the trimmings thanking God for the safe trip and to be able to be together.

Mathilda M said...

So many beautiful ideas ... loved all the creations and all the inspiration.

My favorite Christmas memory is visiting the orphanage on the morning of the 25th and having a group of the kids come home with us to share not only the meal but gifts left under the tree ... the highlight of the day for me though was visiting the little babies too and then driving my mother crazy with which baby we should have brought home as I hated being the youngest. This was one of our family traditions on Christmas day ... and I look back now with gratitude to my parents for teaching us to always share our blessings.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

What an inspiring hop. Thank you.

One of my most treasured holiday memories was a Thanksgiving just a few years ago. Learning recipes, table setting, and decorating details from dear friends I set a beautiful dinner table with all the Mexican fixin's for the special guys in my life. I lit candles, searched pumpkin soup in a pumpkin bowl, and even stamped seating cards and napkin rings. Just when my husband and sons entered the kitchen for dinner, they served their meals on paper plates and drinks in plastic cups. They carefully pushed the beautiful place settings aside and held hands to pray grace. I was stunned! Really? didn't they appreciate my work, the details, the planning? Then my precious husband served my meal on the china, placed my meal in front of me and declared, "We don't wanna mess things up.". The boys chuckled and enjoyed their plastic ware!

Christine said...

I am blessed with so many special holiday memories. The ones I treasure most are the moments spent sharing with my grandmother. Sometimes I think of working beside her as she rolled out piecrust that would melt in one's mouth. I remember scheming together to plan holiday surprises, especially for my mom. She always saved recipes for us to try together or had some special project for us to do with the kids. I miss her so much and realize that it is the small moments that mean so much!

GG Judy Jackson said...

I have finished the Blog Hop. My favorite Holiday was Thanksgiving almost 50 years ago. I took my two small children to my parents’ home to spend the Holiday weekend. We had dinner around the large table my Dad had made with a crazy quilt top of various woods (our family had been in lumber & building materials for at least 4 generations). We had a wonderful traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and lots of stories of family adventures, laughing and jokes. Some of the family wanted to go to the high school football game and others wanted to go roller skating (2 sisters, 1 husband, 2 nieces and 1 nephew competed regionally, state wide, nationally and my nephew was world champion 4 years internationally). Mom rushed around dressing all in either their choice of the 2 H.S.’s sweatshirts & matching hats, gloves or choice of skating dresses or costumes in their favorite color and size from a large master bedroom closet that would stock a medium sized sports boutique. After all were outfitted, transportation arranged and pushed out of the door to get to their venues on time, I cleared the dinner table and spread out the work I had brought from my HP computer analyst job. My mom came in the large living room/dining room and sunk into the recliner with a sigh. “I never knew 50 babies could be so quiet.” I stopped in amazement. She was right! Here we were in the stillness of the well-loved room and fireplace hand built with lava rocks the family had collected from Lassen with 52 babies settled down to sleep ALL at the SAME TIME, fireplace aglow.

Miriam said...

The Blog Hop was amazing! The new sets are wonderful and each of the designers have out done themselves! It is difficult to pick a favorite Christmas memory, but some of my favorites were decorating and baking with my mother and grandmother, watching as my mother painted the images of me and my cousins with Santa on the picture window of our home, meals together, and attending church and being a part of the nativity for the Christmas program. Since I've grown up, I've enjoyed similar activities with my own children and now my grandchildren. The Lord has truly blessed us!

Linda said...

I completed the Blog Hop, what a treat to see all the talented crafters. I have many cherished Christmas memories, but the one I hold close to my heart is the December when my son was born. He was precious then and remains precious 24 years later. I am blessed!!

Agnes said...

I ahve finished the blog hop! So much inspiiration! My favorite holiday memory is sticking our want list in the snowbank so Santa would find them! :)

FMG said...

Finished this wonderful blog.My favorite memory was from 34 years ago when our 1st son was born and at 12 days old we celebrated Christmas with a snowstorm, power outage, and chicken noodle soup warmed in the fireplace!!!

Donna said...

Finished the hop as usual there were no disappointment. Such a wonderful group of talented ladies!!!

Any time I can spend with my whole family is a wonderful memory. So as long as my family is together there will be happy memories.

croppinmama said...

Just finished this hop-couldn't stop! Fav holiday memory was celebrating Christmas with our family-complete with presents and tree...in May,when Navy hubby returned from 6 mo. deployment. One reason our family has a saying that we don't celebrate holidays/birthdays by the calendar, but when Daddy is home! Thanks for the fun hop through so many awesome inspirations!

Dianne Cancel said...

The Blog hop was so inspiring and the new stamps are great. My best holiday was in 1967 when my son was born two days before Xmas.

Pam D said...

An awesome blog hop! All the ladies did an amazing job.
Visited the new website, love the new look, especially the tutorial button, will have to spend some time in there.
Although it was kinda hard on the eyes to try to watch the pictures scrolling, but other than that, beautiful job!
My favorite holiday memory was when I was about 8 yrs old and we all received ice skates for christmas. I loved watching ice skaters on TV and dreamed of being one, but alas, never did. Maybe when I get to heaven!
Thanks again ODBD!

Betsye Rose said...

I have finished the blog hop; such talent!

My happiest holiday memory was when I was about 4 and I got a Rub-a-dub dolly. That's all I asked for that year, and woke everyone up at the crack of dawn just for that one present. They gave it to me and then we all went back to bed.

Nancy Wethington said...

Overflowing with talent on this blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

Peggy Parker said...

Such wonderfully creative, passionate and loving ideas. My favorite memory is the Christmas my Dad passed (Dec 14) my sister decorated the tree will ONLY photo ornaments of our Dad and family memories. It was up for the memorial and Christmas morning - it was such a special way to have Dad with us.

Kristy Tyra said...

Wonderful blog hop. This is the first one I have participated in. I love all the inspiration that was shown. It's hard to pick just one memory, but I think it was the one when my younger sister and I got up in the middle of the night and we realized that "Santa" had already been there! Our special gifts from him were already under the tree! We tried not to look, and went straight back to bed, but sleep was awfully hard to come by!

Carol P said...

Finished the wonderful blog creations by a talented team. My special Christmas memories are going to my Grandparents house in Iowa together family-my Grandmother would say she thought she heard Santa, then we would hear sleight bells and run to hide in the kitchen until we heard the door open and close-sleigh bells outside-we knew Santa had been there!! Thanks

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Have finished another wonderful ODBD blog hop. Thank you for all the wonderful

I think my favorite Christmas memory may be my first Midnight mass with all the singing before the mass started. My hubby to be's mom insisted all her children join them at midnight mass.....so I went along with my then boyfriend. It was such a new experience for me. I really think that music can be so soothing and healing and uplifting. We continue to sing Christmas carols at our house every Christmas (some on-key and some not so). LOL

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

oops. I meant to say thank you for all the wonderful inspirations!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow, once again the Breadsticks have outdone themselves. But they had some beautiful stamps to work with!! My favorite Christmas memory - wow - it is a favorite holiday for me, and we have many traditions. The kids are grown ups AND still insist on certain food dishes, beginning Christmas morning reading Luke, and then we spend hours opening gifts, as we take turns and ooh and ahh and stop for coffee and breakfast...we like to drag the moments out. I never take for granted our being together (there was a year that our son couldn't come home) - we truly draw together as a family and there is a peacefulness I love in doing so.

Anonymous said...

I have finished the blog hop. What amazing designs created by everyone. My most memorable Christmas memory is...my very first Christmas with my husband. It was so lovely. We went to church with our parents. Came back to my parents home and help make snacks for everyone to eat when they came over to Celebrate Christmas with all the children and grandchildren. My husband and I prayed together and thanked our Lord for all of our blessings and for bringing us together. We now have been married for 10 years and we continue to share in the tradition with our families.

Kathleen Baugh
jbaugh1481@aol.com

Kathy Jo said...

My favorite holiday memory is when I was 4 years old. We lived on a farm and the night sky was always dark and full of stars. Every so often you could see a high flying plane go overhead. Well, my dad could not wait until Christmas morning for "Santa" to bring gifts so he decided to take us for a drive to see if we could spot Santa's sleigh and Rudolf's nose. My mom stayed behind to leave out cookies for Santa. After some time we saw "Santa's sleigh" and my dad said Santa was heading to our home. Big surprise: we arrived at home and just missed him. All of our gifts were under the tree. It was amazing. Every Christmas Eve I look up in the sky and think of that night.

Kris Turner said...

Yet another wonderful, inspirational blog hop! Thanks so much to all who participated and did such a marvelous job.

Vicki Romaine said...

What a great hop. I noticed that each person had used stripes in their creations...umm is this the latest "style"? My favorite holiday was Thanksgiving when all the family got together.

BTW I love the new blog and the fact that you are selling the bundles.