Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs Second Anniversary Celebration Challenges: Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone!
Our Daily Bread designs is going to be celebrating it's second anniversary on March 17th! The sticks in the bread basket are celebrating too!!! We have come up with 5 days of fun and excitement for you, so you can join in as well!!! Beginning on Mar 13th, we will have a daily challenge. Cards will be due in by 8PM EST that day, and the winner will be announced on the ODBD Blog the next day. * NOTE: All winners will be chosen by random! There WILL be prizes! Oh yes... there will be prizes every day of the celebration (Mar. 13 through 17) and there will also be blog candy on various Design Team Blogs! Yup! Lots of fat free, sugar free candy!!!

We thought we'd give you, our loyal readers a heads up on the challenges so that you can be ahead of the game with your challenge projects! Since it's an anniversary we are celebrating, we used an anniversary theme as our inspiration!

Mar. 13th - The "traditional" gift for the second anniversary is COTTON. Our talented Challenge Team will kick off this first day of festivities by challenging you to use cotton in some way on your project. It could be cotton fabric, cotton crocheted items, flowers made of cotton, or even cotton balls! Get creative and show us what you can do with cotton! There will be prizes and candy so please play along! Due: Must be linked to Mr. Linky on the March 13th Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by Mar 13, 8:00 pm EST to be eligible to win. (That post will not be posted until the 13th so for now, get creating and have your creations ready to post on the 13th!)

Mar. 14th - The "contemporary" gift for the second anniversary is CHINA. We will have an Inspiration Challenge that involves "CHINA". Here is a photo that you can use for your inspiration. You may choose one pattern, several, or go for an overall look. Just have fun with it! Must be linked to Mr. Linky on the Mar 14th Challenge Post of the ODBD Blog by Mar 15, 8:00pm EST to be eligible to win. Here is the inspiration photo:

Mar.15th - Well known anniversary gifts are SILVER and GOLD... celebrating those big milestone years! We challenge you to make a card or project that uses either SILVER OR GOLD! How easy is that!!! Project must be linked to Mr Linky on the Mar. 15 Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by 8:00 pm EST. Winner will be announced on the 16th challenge post!

Mar. 16th - This is a Favorites Challenge! We challenge you to use your ALL TIME FAVORITE Our Daily Bread designs stamps! No limitations on what you create or what you use except that it must be new back links to older projects. Just have fun with it and show us your favorite! To be eligible to win, project must be linked to Mr Linky on the Mar 16th Challenge Post on the ODBD Blog by 8:00 pm EST.

Mar 17th - This is the big day... no challenge but a BIG reveal Blog Hop to show you the special edition Second Anniversary Sets that will be released on the 17th! You will NOT want to miss this hop! There will be prizes and so much fun for all!!!!

Just one more little tip.... All during the festivities many of our design teams and challenge team members will be giving away some fantastic blog candy to a blessed commenter on their blog. You won't know ahead who has the candy... but if you visit the blogs of the team members who participated in that day's challenge, you might also win their candy!!! How sweet a deal is that? The links will be given right in the blog post for that day and if you visit them and leave a comment... you might win their candy too!!!

Just a note to those who have trouble making comments as anonymous.... some people have had spam problems and cannot take anonymous comments. It's unfair to ask the designers to remove that from their blogs, but you CAN avoid the issue simply by signing up for a Google account. It's free... just open a gmail account and use that as your ID. You don't have to ever use that email account, but it lets Blogger know you are a real person, not a spammer. PLEASE... consider doing this! Any company or challenge blog is going to use comments as a means of knowing you visited... so if you set up a gmail account with Google now... you will save yourselves all that aggravation!

Edit: The question was asked about how many times you may enter. You may enter any and all of the challenges and if you want to enter more than once, feel free! There is one stipulation however, and that is that this must be NEW WORK... no back links to older posts. Please mention and link the challenge in your post! Thank you!

So we hope you will join us for each day of the festivties! There are so many prizes waiting for you, and there will be plenty of inspiration as well... so see you on March 13th right here on the ODBD Blog!!!
Design Team Coordinator


Jennifer said...

this is going to be so fun!!! Thank you ladies.

Jennifer L

Angella D. Crockett said...

Ooooh! I am soooo excited about all of our anniversary celebrations coming up! I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!!

Tami said...

I have a question- will we be able to make more than one card/project for the challenges? I'm looking forward to this- my goal for this week is to get ahead on my school stuff so I have plenty of time to participate!

Lori said...

This sounds like so much fun, Grace! Thanks for the heads up, that will help, especially for those of us who work outside of home.

Rosette said...

Wow!! I'd better get busy :)

Anonymous said...

Happy One Week until your Anniversary Everyone!

This is an awesome opportunity for all of us! Thank you for throwing such an elaborate party!

Are we allowed to make items other than cards? 1.) Being in the incredible almost daily challenges? 2.) Is there a different answer for during this very special time?

I can not wait for the BLOG HOP! I can't wait to see what the artist's have come up with!

Thank you for having this for us! And thank you for answering my 2questions.

And, Kelley, Congratulations on having 1 year, and 51 weeks of owning a God Glorifying Company, that indeed helps some of us share His word more often. For having a "Family of Customers" who LOVE this company and all of the people in it. For Loyalty from wherever you look, Your entire team, Your Customers, Your Artists For YOU, Kelley,you are the Actual Full Loaf of Yummy Bread in this Bread Basket!

My Sister in Christ!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Grace said...

Traci you can make anything that fits the challenge! It does NOT have to be a card! Just make sure it is NEW work, not posted anywhere before, no back links, and made for this challenge!!! If I understand your second question right... the answer is the same for the whole event. Have fun with it!!!

Teela said...

Looking forward to participating in this blog. You really help "brighten" my days! Thank you!

Dawn said...

EXCITED!!! Whoop!!!

christi said...

ok, i'm kind of a newbie. what is mr linky? i have never posted anything before. also i do not have a blog can i still enter?

Grace said...

Hi Christi! You do not need a blog to enter... as long as you have your card posted to some on line gallery that you can link us to so we can see it. For example, if you have a Splitcoast gallery, you can upload your creation there and then when you click on Mr Linky you will paste in the link to that creation...not the gallery... but that specific creation. Hope that helps!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Grace,

Thank you for posting the challenges early - your last blog hop was fabulous so I am looking forward to this one!

I have one question though re: the challenges: Are you required to use an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp on ALL of the challenges in order to enter (I know that one of them specifically requires it!) Since many of your readers (like myself) may not have had the opportunity to aquire ODB stamps yet, I'm sure this question will be of interest to others as well!

I have your info posted on my blog, Create With Joy, and am eagerly anticipating the event!

Ramona :-)

Natalie said...


Linda said...

Sounds like a wonderful week is all planned out for us. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful products with us.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for the fun.

Patter Cross said...

Ooh, getting excited for the fun to start! Yeah!! :)

Grace said...

Hi Ramona... thanks for your question.... You may use any images for days 1 through 3 but the favorites must be ODBD. Hope to see you there and thanks for putting the info on your blog!!!! Hugs, Grace

Janet S said...

One question - I just placed my first ODB order today. I don't know if I will get the stamps in time to use them in the challenges. Can I use other stamps for the challenges?

Grace said...

Janet we'd love to have you play even if you don't have your stamps yet! If you don't have them for the favorites challenge, tell us in your post which ones you ordered/ love the best! I do hope you'll have time to use them though... Kelley gets the orders out pretty quick!!!

Teresa Damitz said...

I'm so excited! There a such beautiful cards! thaks for letting me play!