Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy 8th Annivesary to Our Daily Bread Designs!


Hello and welcome to our 4th day of our "8 Days of Anniversary Celebration" and today is the BIG DAY! Today is our actual 8th Anniversary! If you have followed us over the past 8 years, and I know most of you have, you will know that every year we post Special Edition scripture sets.  Our first 6 years we posted Scripture Collections and last year we did some very special God themed verses and quotes.

This year we have something very special to share. You may have read when I posted a Prayer Request for our former Design Team Coordinator and current DT member, Grace Nywening, that she is undergoing a very powerful chemotherapy treatment course for Breast Cancer.  Since Grace's cancer is very aggressive she has had to endure the strongest medications available.  Recently I saw a beautiful picture of Grace on Facebook and I told her how awesome it was that she was smiling and looked so happy and this was her response to me:

"I am smiling because I know God is in control... but it doesn't mean I'm happy going through this.  It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do by far!  But He has given me a special peace about it all and I'm just trusting Him to do what's best and to answer prayers!  That's totally a God thing... not in my own strength but in His!"


Grace has been with ODBD for a very long time, since May 2009! Along the way Grace has contributed to many ODBD stamp set with verses, ideas and suggestions. As Grace has been battling cancer there have been many special verses that have really touched her heart in how they relate for people having a serious illness.  They speak of peace, comfort, grace and hope and Grace has found them very comforting.  These verses and sentiments are wonderful for not only cancer patients but for anyone facing serious healthy issues or terminal illnesses. I think you will love all the verses and sayings that Grace has chosen to send to me.


I found it most fitting to honor Grace by dedicating to her the Special Edition Anniversary stamp sets for 2016! I love Grace and I ask for your prayers of healing so she may continue to shine and show that beautiful smile for many, many more years to come!

Grace's Hope contains Grace's favorite verses on Hope, and in putting your hope in the Lord!

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set - Grace's Hope

Strength is something we always seem to be praying for, and Grace's Strength has verses that show how by putting your faith and trust in God you will receive His strength!

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set - Grace's Strength

Healing Prayers came about since sometimes you may want to use a simpler sentiment on a card for your loved one.  Again, these were all chosen by Grace!

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set - Healing Prayers

Grace's concept for Faith Card Sentiments was to have a sentiment for the front of the card and a coordinating sentiment for the inside of the card. Sometimes you just don't know the words to say to a friend or family member and so this set will help put your thoughts on paper!


Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set -  Faith Card Sentiments

Grace did such an awesome job on the verses she chose so we wanted to showcase them beautifully as well! Both our Filigree Frames and Lavish Layers were designed specifically to coordinate with all the stamp sets.  They even coordinate with the Rectangles dies! I am sure you are going to love all the gorgeous details in these custom die sets!!


ODBD Custom Filigree Frames Dies

ODBD Custom Lavish Layers Dies




If you love all these stamps and dies then you may want to purchase the 2016 Special Edition Anniversary Bundle where you can save 20% off the regular prices!

Our Daily Bread Designs 2016 Special Edition Anniversary Bundle

Be sure to watch our 2016 Anniversary Release Video for tips on using the stamps and Custom Dies in this release.



Prize Information: 
Eight randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 24th, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Sets: Healing Prayers, Dogwood Mini, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Flourished Star Pattern, Rectangles, Lavish Layers, Filigree Frames

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Sets: Healing Prayers, Belles Vignes, Trois Joile Papillons, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies Flourished Star Pattern, Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Trois Papillons, Lavish Layers, Filigree Frames, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collections: Beautiful Boho, Boho Bolds








Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Faith Card Sentiments, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Filigree Frames, Bitty Blossoms, Flourish Star Pattern

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Grace's Hope, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Lavish Layers, Bitty Blossoms, Pretty Posies
Dawn 



Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Grace's Strength, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collections: Boho Bolds, Beautiful Boho, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Filigree Frames

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Grace's Hope, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection: Ephemera Essentials, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Rectangles, Fancy Foliage, Pretty Posies, Lavish Layers
Lori 



Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Faith Card Sentiments, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Filigree Frames, Rectangles, Ornamental Crosses

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Faith, Hope and Love, Grace's Hope, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Lavish Layers, Double Stitched Rectangles, Lovely Leaves, Birds and Nest, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection: Ephemera Essentials



Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Healing Prayers, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Lavish Layers, Filigree Frames, Lovely Leaves, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection: Shabby Rose

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Sets: Grace's Hope, Butterfly and Bugs, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Lavish Layers, Boho Background, Double Stitched Rectangles, Birds and Nest, Bugs and Butterfly, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection: Shabby Rose

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set Faith Card Sentiments, Butterfly & Bugs, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collections: Easter Card 2016, Pastel Paper Pack 2016, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Layered Lacey Squares, Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares, Flourished Star Pattern, Bitty Blossoms, Filigree Frames

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Faith Card Sentiments, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Lavish Layers, Filigree Frames, Bitty Blossoms, Rectangles, Foliage & Leaves, Flourished Star Pattern, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection: Boho Bolds
Lisa 



Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set: Healing Prayers, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collection:: Boho Bolds, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies: Filigree Frames, Vintage Flourish Pattern

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Set:Healing Prayers, Our Daily Bread Designs Paper Collections:Easter Card 2016, Pastel Pack 2016, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies:Lavish Layers, Double Stitched Circles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Bitty Bloosoms
Melissa (Guest Designer)

Thank you for joining us today, our most special day of the year for our company! We appreciate all our customers so very much! Please check back tomorrow for day 5 of our 8 Days of Anniversary Celebration!!

Blessings,




29 comments:

Saints Rule! said...

A fabulous release in honor of a FABULOUS lady!

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely LOVE the new release and dies! OMGOSH the filigree is Gorgeous and I enjoyed visiting everyone blogs to see theirs as well! Love that Grace helped in this months release, as she did a fabulous job with that :) Prayers for Grace!
hugs
Cheryl

Debi said...

What a wonderful blog post to find in my inbox first thing this morning! Grace's story is uplifting. The stamp sets are amazing!
Your DT has done a fabulous job. I don't think I've ever seen a selection of such beautiful cards. Wonderful! I'm hoping I can afford at least one set of the stamps. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This post was very meaningful and very touching and inspiring. Grace is definitely an amazing woman and the Lord has definitely "graced" her and shown her how much He loves her. Thank you for dedicating these to Grace, totally awesome and so loving. It made me cry. Thanks for your love for such a wonderful lady and friend. Most of all, thanks for your love of our Savior. Joleen

Golden Goddess Designs said...

all done commenting! lovely new stamps and dies! positive vibes to Grace! what a great tribute to her!


Alicia

TLady said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC BUNDLE! WOW!!! I LOOOOOOVE ALL of the words & Scriptures of encouragement! They are not only encouraging to those who are going through illness, but to the general population, I think right now. SO MANY NEED encouragement & HOPE right now! WHAT A FANTASTIC SET to offer & THANK YOU GRACE for doing these!!! ;) You're in my prayers! ;)

ionabunny said...

Thinking of Grace and sending heartfelt wishes for her recovery. So brave. Such a beautiful smile. Love the dies and the matching sentiments. Hugz

Amarilys said...

amazing new collection! Love the verses that Grace chose, the font, and gorgeous new dies! Praying for you Grace!
hugs,
Amy

Loly Borda said...

I LOVE ALL THE SENTIMENTS! `And the DT samples are fabulous! TFS

lynda said...

What a fabulous new release....dare I say the best one yet!! I want every one of the stamps and dies....but it will have to take time to collect them. They would make such lovely cards for our church card ministry group, so I will be purchasing!
My prayers and thoughts are with Grace. She is truly inspiring, and this release is a sign of her strength, hope and faith.
Thank you for being a consistently amazing stamp company, for your inspiration. Great work on all of the design team's cards...truly gifted, talented people! God bless, and Happy Anniversary!

TLady said...

FABULOUS HOP LADIES!!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ODB!!! This is a PERFECT RELEASE at this time in our world---a message of HOPE!!!!!!!!!!! It can be for SO MUCH MORE than those with illnesses! I'm praying for you Grace & THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us even while you are ill! God is using you to bless those who are looking for HOPE! Isn't God GOOD??? MANY BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE AT ODB on your 8th Anniversary & to Grace as she goes through this trial. I'm keeping you in my prayers Grace! GOD IS ABLE!!!! ;)

Bunny said...

Happy 8th Birthday. Thank you for the lovely hop. A lot of inspiration and absolutely beautiful dies and sentiments. I pray that this inspires Grace to keep the faith and fight the good fight.

Gail said...

So Sorry to read about Grace's journey - yet knowing SHE knows that God is in control and she is under HIS care - as He cares for HER!! - my prayers is for a fast and safe recovery for Grace - a peace that passes all understanding - I wish Grace the best as God leads the way - such a lovely tribute from ODB to honor Grace - TFS - have a blessed week!

Karen W said...

Our prayers for Grace, I hope for a full recovery. The cards are gorgeous and the stamps and tags are fabulous!

gurian6 said...

What fantastic quotes...just what I've been looking to find! The cards and tags made with the stamps are inspiring! Prayers for Grace's healing, comfort, and peace.

Sherry said...

so sorry that Grace is ill and has to go thru this, but what a wonderful release!! i just love those stamps and the dies are gorgeous too!!

Linda Carson said...

Best release ever! Love the encouraging scriptures and sentiments w/elegant dies to showcase them! The fonts are stunning! How beautiful to honor Grace on ODBD's 8th Anniversary! She remains in my thoughts and prayers!

Sue D said...

Wonderful blog hop and beautiful sentiments for when you don't know what to say. My sister in law was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Debi said...

Love that pink ribbon. The cross designer paper is wonderful with the sentiment. Both beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

Happy 8th Anniversary ODB! My prayers are with Grace, I understand what she is going through as I was there recently myself. I do know that God's grace is sufficient and He will see her through. Love the stamps in her honor.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Doudou said...

Great release and blog hop. My prayer for Grace .

Bernadette said...

This release is beautiful and I commend, applaud and pray blessings to Grace for sharing her special verses with us! Thank you Grace and continued blessings to Our Daily Bread Designs!

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for all of this loveliness. I think you have all outdone yourselves this time! Prayers for strength and healing for Grace....

Leanne said...

Happy Anniversary ODBD! Loved this release & enjoyed the hop.

Grace said...

Thank you so much Kelley! Congratulations on 8 successful years of bringing Faith based stamps to the stamping community! May God continue to bless you and Rick, and all of ODBD!

Clickersister said...

Such gorgeous creations from this release! What a beautiful thing to honor Grace with it! Thanks so much!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Happy Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Designs! And big hugs and much love to Grace! Prayers always!

Anne Lyons said...

Many heartfelt prayers are on my heart and lifted up for Grace. God is holding her hand and will meet her needs daily.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO Our Daily Bread Designs. Love your products, the design team, and your staff. What a special way to honor Grace at this time. Blessings for continued success ODBD... Kelly, Rick, Josh, Lisa and everyone who makes this business so special.
Anne Lyons

Conniecrafter said...

Great release in Honor of Grace!! She has continued to be in my prayers, so good to see God's love shining out from her in that smile!