Thursday, March 8, 2012

What's Happening at Our Daily Bread Designs!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!  With our 4th Anniversary Celebrations just around the corner, we thought it would be great to fill you in on what fun things we have  going on here at Our Daily Bread Designs all the time all month long!  We have challenges, hops, release festivities, tutorials, and product reviews that are scheduled on a regular basis each month.  We want to make sure you do not miss a thing as many of our events give you opportunities to win stamps and gift certificates from the store as well as fill you in on store sales and upcoming events!  In addition, we want to make sure we provide you with many opportunities to show us what you have created with our stamps.  We love to see your creations, too!

So, without further ado I will introduce you to all of our teams and give you an overview of each team's events and scheduled group activities as well as some more useful information so you can be in the know at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!

Meet the Design Team

  Grace Nywening is the Design Team Coordinator.  The design team is in charge of the Release Blog Hop that occurs on the 1st of every month and lasts for two days.   The Release Hop showcases NEW sets and dies released by Our Daily Bread Designs on the first of every month.   There are wonderful prizes up for grabs so you will definitely want to mark your calendars for this monthly event.  The design team also creates more projects using the new release sets throughout the month individually so you may want to follow along with each blog to see what they create!  

 Meet the Challenge Team

Chris Olsen is the Challenge Team Coordinator for Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.  The team posts a challenge every Saturday at 6 a.m. EST for all to play along.  Chris spotlights three or more entry cards for each challenge as well as a random winner for an ODBD gift certificate every week. Only those participants who use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps on the challenge can be spotlighted.  All participants are entered into the random draw for a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps.  Challenges vary from spotlighting different techiques, themes, colors, materials, or sketches from week to week!  The team has a blast creating samples for you as well as viewing the creations of our participants!!  Participants have until Friday at 8 a.m. EST to join each challenge.  Hope to see you join us!!!

Meet the Alumni Team

Betty Wright is the Alumni Team Coordinator.  The Alumni Team is comprised of past ODBD designers.  We have a  For the Love Hop  every other Thursday. Two hops a month.  Each hop focuses on a specific theme of stamps in the store. We invite other ODBD designers to participate so that we can offer lots of inspiration for all on the hop.  A store gift certificate is up for grabs for each hop!

Patter Cross is the Scrapbook Team Coordinator. The Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook Challenge is posted the first Tuesday of every month to kick off the month-long challenge. The third Tuesday of each month, the Scrapbook Team members share more inspiration using that months' challenge. Patter and the team showcase fun scrapbook challenges showing you how ODBD stamps and custom dies can be used to create lasting memories. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month, two team members post their scrapbook pages from that month's challenge to provide inspiration all month long. One winner is chosen each month to receive an ODBD store gift certificate!

 Angella Crockett Blog Writer

Next up is Angella Crockett.  Angella wears many hats here at ODBD.  Angella or as we call her, Angie, is in charge of the Product Reviews and Techniques,Tips, and Tutorials here at ODBD.  You really must check out this link to see all the wonderful tutorials and product reviews she has already done.  She post a new product review or tutorial every other Monday!    Angie writes the Release Post the first of every month as well as any mid-month or special release information.  In addition, Angie post the Flashback Friday's post every other Friday.   Angie picks design team member's  past and present cards using a specific set and combines them into one post.  If that were not enough, she also hunts down all the cards loaded to ODBD challenges or Splitcoaststamper's ODBD galleries to pick a card that really stands out and needs some extra praise.  She calls these  DT Card of the Day or a Customer Card of the Day and showcases that card in a post on the blog every Wednesday!  You will definitely want to check that out because the card of the day could be yours!

Grace Nywening is the Time With coordinator as well.  For the Time With posts you get to spend a little one on one time with one of the members from either the Design Team or Challenge Team.  Each member has something special that she has created and shares with you.  Each offers step by step instructions so that you can create it, too.  You must mark your calendars for every other Thursday to see which designer has created something special to share. 

Recently, Our Daily Bread Design acquired  an ODBD Forum.  Formerly Christian Paper Crafts, the forum is a great and safe place to interact with others who love the Lord, love to encourage others, share paper crafting tips and ideas, and who also love ODBD stamps.  Sabrina Jackson oversees the forum, the challenges, and  product review posts.  Jan Marie Ennenga helps with forum hostesses.  There are weekly challenges to try just for fun.  A great time to hone your skills, try new techniques, and receive encouragement. If you have not checked out the ODBD Forum, please consider this your invitation.  Stop by and introduce yourself, then check out the daily thread to start sharing and participating.

Now that we have introduced you to all of the wonderful things happening here at Our Daily Bread Design, I want to make sure you get next week's 4th Anniversary Week Calendar of Events!  We have some special things plan that you are not going to want to miss!

Calendar of Anniversary Week events!

Saturday (Mar 10)  Shining the Light challenge ODBDSLC100! 
Tune in to see what Anniversary theme will be the challenge this week!
Monday (Mar 12) Angie's Anniversary Themed Tutorial...a must see!
Tuesday (Mar 13)  Designer Favorites: Flower Hunt Game!
Feel like playing a little game?  Check out this post and get in the game!
Wednesday (Mar 14)  Customer Favorites Post
Thursday (Mar 15)  Alumni Teams For the Love Blog Hop!
Friday (Mar 16)   Slide show: Focus on ODBD Flowers! 
Saturday & Sunday (Mar 17-18)  ANNIVERSARY RELEASE and Blog Hop 
(Tune in to see what Anniversary sets are being revealed for the first time today)!  
Sunday - (Mar 19) Winners announced

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  If this post has been helpful, please let us know!  Also, please let us know other ways we can help and be of service to you to make your customer experience with Our Daily Bread Designs as personal and as informative as it can be.  We want you to be in the know at Our Daily Bread Designs!

From all the Our Daily Bread Designs family, thanks so much for making these past four years possible!   Have a Very Blessed Day!



Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fantastic, thorough post, Betty! I know this information will be very helpful to our readers!! Hugs, Angie

Sherry Kushibab said...

Lots to look forward to this month!!

Becky said...

What an informative post..

Caryn S said...

Well that certainly clarified things for me! Thanks for posting the info.

Marsha said...

Great post. Just list everything out so clearly. Thanks to all the ladies who are involved each week, every month. You bless us with your work.

Gloria Stengel said...

What a team!!!! And lots to see this month. yay!

Gemiel said...

Betty, this is really an informative post. It's great to have all this information in one place.

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Great, i really appreciate your blog, thank you for sharing.

Rea' said...

Just weanted to say How much I enjoy your blog and ALL the wonderful inspiration from people who love the Lord... Praise God !

Michelle Laycock said...

Happy Anniversary! You have the prettiest stamps and the best design team ever!

Denise Phil 4:13 said...

Greetings!! This post is absolutely loaded with information, and thank you so much for it! I ENJOY ODBD stamps so much. I hope to start getting my creations posted doon... I'll have to study the info... haha!!
Stamping to spread the Word!
Denise Stoner