Monday, March 19, 2012


Hello friends of Our Daily Bread designs!  It has been quite a celebration, hasn't it?  Today we're announcing the winners of the Designer's Favorites Flower Hunt Game and the Special Anniversary Release Blog Hop, and we are Opening a New Customer Favorites Contest!!!

The following three ladies won the Designer's Favorites Flower Hunt Game
 Leanne, Bobbi Miller, and Vickie O'Dell

The following four ladies won the Anniversary Release Blog Hop (one free Anniversary set of choice)

And Finally.... the Grand Prize Winner of the entire Anniversary Release Bread Basket Bundle
 Nan G 
Huge Congratulations to ALL our Winners!  
Please contact Kelley via email to arrange for your prizes:

Now.... for more fun!!! 
 As our way of saying thank you to YOU our faithful customers:
We are Announcing our Customer Favorites Contest!

We invite you to submit your favorite Scripture, Spiritual Sentiment or Spiritual Quote that you would like to put on a card, or inside a card!
  • There can only be ***ONE ENTRY*** per person... so think about it, and make that one submission count!  
  • If submitting a Scripture:***On the top of the "Stamps" page on the ODBD Store Website, there is a link to all the existing Stamps listed by Scripture Reference.  Be SURE TO CHECK THAT before you submit any Scripture, to be sure it hasn't already been used! 
  • The contest will run for ONE WEEK! We will take submissions until 11:59 PM EDT March 26th!  Simply leave your submission as a "comment here on this post". (*A  link to this post will be put  at the top of the blog  to help you find it as other posts come on top of it.) 
  •  There will be TEN Winners chosen to be in the next Customer Favorites sets. If your Scripture, sentiment or quote is chosen, you will receive the set free, and will be invited to guest design using your submission for the release of this special set!  
  • Please keep it as short as possible!  It's got to reasonably fit in a set!
  •  Just a note:  It does take time to go through all the submissions, check them against existing sets and narrow them down, so please be patient as that decision process is being done! 
  • ***Be sure to leave some way for us to reach you with your submission, and you will be contacted if you are a winner.

Again.... thank you all so much for helping us celebrate this special anniversary for ODBD.... and we hope you'll join us for the continuing challenges, all the fabulous blog posts each week... visit our Forum for a little chit chat and inspiration.... and join this customer favorites contest! 
Blessings to you all!


Karen W said...

Congratulations to all winners!!! How fun and I saw some of the fabulous designs.

Brenda said...


I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know - God answers prayer,
I know not when He sends the word
That tells us fervent prayer is heard.
I know it cometh -- soon or late:
Therefore we need to pray and wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought.
I leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own.

Lord let me capture the pure spirit of a loving child when I speak Your
Let me pray as a child prays, asking little for myself, much for other souls
and for Your beautiful world.
Protect me, sleeping and waking, from evil.
Lead me by the hand to good works.
Let me praise You in simple words and in glorious silence through all the
days and the nights of my life.

-- Author Unknown

This is my entry for the Customer Favorites Contest. Thank you

Angella D. Crockett said...

Congrat to the winners!! Thanks for spending your time with us during the Anniversary celebrations!! God bless!

Nancy said...

In this time of financial crisis, job losses etc...people dealing with many worries, so this is my entry for the Customer Favorites Contest

"The Lord Himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid"
Deuteronomy 31 v8

Caryn S said...

Matthew 25:35-36,

"...I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."

I love this Scripture verse for a thank you card or for someone who is in service, particularly ministry.

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Tammy said...

ALL are my favorites, but right now in this season---the following touches and empowers me---from deep to deep:)
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:5

Thank you so very much for all you do---you will be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Congratulations to all of the winner!!! Wohoos for new stamps.....enjoy!!! :D:D

Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dottie said...

Congratulations to all the winners! ODB is one awesome company to offer so much to us. The verse I pick is from Ps 20:6-8 Some trust in chariots, some trust in horses but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
This place of trust comes through many a trial of faith with the result in knowing God's strength and the joy of knowing we do love Him to go the way of faith.

Pam D said...

Congrats to all the winners!
Thanks to all who shared your gorgeous projects-amazing!
(I want to be just like you when I grow up!)

My entry: Psalms 62:1-2
Scripture Collection 4

"My soul finds rest in God alone,
my salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress,
I will never be shaken."

Pam D said...

Congrats to all the winners!
Thanks to all who shared your gorgeous projects-amazing!
(I want to be just like you when I grow up!)

My entry: Psalms 62:1-2
Scripture Collection 4

"My soul finds rest in God alone,
my salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress,
I will never be shaken."

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amyvonachen said...

This verse has always encouraged me. I think it would be lovely on a get well or sympathy card, or on an encouragement card for anyone who is struggling:

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
(John 16:33b NIV)

My contact info is on my Blogger profile. Thanks for a great contest!

Jan Marie said...

Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your new sets!! Can't wait to see what new morsels from God's Word are suggested for a BRAND NEW ODBD collection!!

Saints Rule! said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! Blessings...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners for this year. I treasure the set I won last year and used it to send cards to my son who was in AF Basic and having a tremendously hard time. The verse I want to submit for this contest is one I sent to my son, Psalm 34:8 to remind him where to find strength.

Christine said...

I would like to suggest Ps. 29:11 for consideration as a stamp. The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.

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craftymom205 said...

One scripture that I would like to be considered is "The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy." Psalms 111:7

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Bobbi Miller said...

Hi everyone! Thank you Thank you Thank you! for choosing me as one of your winners! I couldn't be more pleased! I am so in love with all the beautiful talent you ladies have inspired me with. Grace, you're the first I followed and I STILL cry with your music! I emailed Kelly yesterday with my choice. I will try my hardest to send you a picture of what I create with the stamp set. Thanks again... Bless you all! Hugs!

Jennipher said...

I would love to have this scripture to use on sympathy cards: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

I've looked a lot of places and have not been able to find it. I find it to be very comforting to those who are left behind.

Thanks for considering.

Laurie said...

Here's my submission:

I Samuel 12:24-Be sure to fear the Lord & serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Marlena M. said...

I love this verse~

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him"

1 Corinthians 2:9

All scripture is powerful-I'm excited to see what you choose!

Queen Mary said...

Congratulations to the winners! What lucky ducks you are!

As for a verse... I don't have every set of scripture verses, I do love the Psalms and Proverbs, but my mom recently died and on the back of her Mass program we had John 11:25. Funny (or sad) note -- we wanted it translated into French and Spanish since my mom has French and Honduran grandchildren. The Spanish was easy enough, but my French sister-in-law has never read the bible (so obviously neither have my nieces and nephew because I know my brother). I had to tell her John 11:25 was in the Bible, in the New Testament, fourth book in fact, that the 11 referred to the chapter (she actually argued with me about that) and the 25 referred to the verse. I made sure she read it to me before translating just to be sure she'd found the right thing! Oy!

Sarah Bennett said...

I know a LOT of people who love angels. This quote would not only be loved by them, but great for anyone needing encouragement.
Here is my suggested quote for a stamp:

"Believers, look up- take courage. The angels are nearer than you think."- Billy Graham

You have your beautiful angel stamp, which is nice to use for reasons other than just Christmas. I'd also love to see you make another angel set, with many images!

Thank you for running such a great contest! It will be very exciting to see what is sure to be another wonderful ODBD stamp set!

~Sarah Bennett

Leanne said...

Thanks for informing me Grace,I'm extremely excited. Just wanted to add that, I don't have any recent posts on my blog as it’s lent. During which time, I resolved to abstain from blogging or visiting other blogs other than OBDB as the projects here are with beautiful scripture verses :D

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Congrats Winners!
Customer Favorites Contest:

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

I love this bible verses. This would be perfect with a shield, a heart, a choir singing or a good background hymn.

Caryn S said...

Oops forgot to leave contact info (original post #4):

Pattyb said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

My favorite scripture has always been one from Isaiah. It always lifts me up when I am down, and gives me strength.

Isaiah 40:31

"But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint."

Thanks for the chance to submit
this awesome scripture!

Pat B

Sara Mac said...

I love Psalms 19:7-8.

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Miriam said...

I was very excited to see that the scripture verse I had been looking for for a very long time was included in your recent release.

Because of this, I am submitting a "quote" for the Customer Favorites Contest. I have found comfort in this quote when I've faced difficulties:

"Sometimes the Lord calms the storm and sometimes the Lord lets the storm rage and calms His child." author unknown

When we have a close relationship with the Lord, He will give us the strength and peace needed to face each challenge that comes along.

Sherry said...

I saw this on a card recently and I really like it. it is just part of the scripture. I think it would work really well on sympathy cards or encouragement cards.

God has said, I will never leave you alone.

Heb. 13:5

Rebecca Johnson said...

Please consider the following from Psalm 27:14: "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." King James Version
My grandmother instilled this verse in me at an early age and it serves me well. I have had numerous trials as we all have but Dec. 2012 is the fourtieth (40) "anniversary" of my being diagnosed with MS. And I can still walk very short distances albeit with a walker. Life is good.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Sherry said...

correction on post # 32

God has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Heb 13:5

Jo4Him said...

Congrats to the winners! My entry is: Psalm 119:165 "Great peace have they who love thy law, and nothing shall offend them". Thanks

Leanne said...

My entry is a beautiful quote...
"God helps us face the music, even when we don't like the tune."
The stamp would go along with some musical instrument or music notes.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Congratulations to all of the winners...(yay, Nan G.!)

Charlotte Ann said...

I thank God for the privilege to freely worship Him here in the U.S. Having served on the mission field, I know that this is not afforded to all of our brothers/sisters around the world. And, I thank God for ODBD, a company that allows us to use Scripture to encourage and uplift others, and spread the Gospel.
My contribution is the quote ...
"This too shall pass."
In these trying times, it's a comfort to know that the things we go through are temporary and we will get through them - with the Lord beside us.

Linda R. said...

My suggestion for a stamp would be:
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT

This would be most appropriate for a get well card, or a card that sends encouragement.
Thanks for doing all these wonderful stamps. They are beautifully done and provide us with many amaizng options.

Sarah said...

Everyone has given such awesome suggestions, I'm glad I don't have to choose! There are so many more that one could suggest but I like the word picture of this one;
The Lord your God will carry you, just like a father carries his child. Deut. 1:31

Caitiumom said...

Eph 1:16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. ( I love the rest of this verses 17& 18). ESV. I love your stamps. Lorrayne Ingram,

E. Marie said...

A verse that I have claimed for my life is Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. It is so wonderful to know that God knows my every minute and I can trust him to help me grow, even when I am going through diversity. I am told that to purify gold, it is put through a major heat process to remove all impurities.

ny2tx_patti said...

This is a life changing verse -
That if you confess with your mouth that 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

psickler at verizon . net

Becky Green said...

I've submitted this scripture before, but thought I'd give it a try again! I FIRST saw this scripture written this way at a Teen Challenge Graduation Banquet when I was a teen. It was on their program. When I got older, my mother found it on a plaque. With the EXACT photo & scripture that was on the program from Teen Challenge. It is my favorite scripture! "Oh, how happy is the woman who believes in God, for his promises to her come true." Mt. 1:45 This scripture has blessed me throughout my life; throughout all the trials & good times a life has to offer!

Eli said...

It is always a joy to be visiting ODB and checking out all the inspiration. My quote is from the great poet William Wordsworth.

All that we behold is full of blessings. ~William Wordsworth

I can see it with all kinds of lovely stamped images and for a variety of celebrations and thanksgivings.
Thanks, Eli

Betty Herring said...

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11 NIV

Davi said...

Of course the Word is full of wonderful scriptures so hard to pick one but this one has been a great encouragement to me in hard times.Really verses 16-19 but since you need short this would be my choice.
Habakkuk 3:19
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dclouser said...

He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

irishgreensue said...

Here is my submission for the Customer Favorites set -

1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

There are so many wonderful submissions, I am looking forward to seeing the new sets!

Sue Worthington

one_of_a_kind said...

Deuteronomy 30:19b I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, Choose LIFE, that both you and your seed may live.

I submit this part:
Deut. 30:19c Choose life, that you and your seed may live.
Kay McKinnis,

Anonymous said...

Here is an entry for the customer favorites:

Do your best, leave the rest, Angels do no more!

Let Go and Let God!

Syd Egan

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

One of my favorite verses is found in Psalm 61:2... perhaps because I am easily overwhelmed, and forget that I see just a little part of God's plan at a time. It reminds me Who my Rock is, and that He is in control.

"...When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." Ps 61:2 (NKJV)

gracewrks @

Penny Reed said...

One of my many favorites is Psalm 121:1-2 - "I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."
He is our constant help!

Penny Reed

atc said...

So many beautiful scriptural passages and quotes. My favorite quote is: "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Mary C, said...

As a christian we should all have a forgiving spirit, being mindful of others before ourselves. The scripture that comes to mind is Matthew 6:14. To keep this in mind and to the point, I would like to enter this comment, "Forgive to be forgiven."

annieb said...

Luke 6:36 NKJ: Therefore be merciful just as your Father also is merciful.

Congratulations to the previous winners and thank you for allowing us to share God's word win or lose.

My ristorante said...

The Lord is my Strength and my Song.
Psalm 118:14a

Miriam Prantner said...

One of my very favorite hymns, which doesn't get much play these days is Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. I'd LOVE a stamp that includes the first verse and refrain, even just the refrain:

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Lynn Noe said...

There are so many beautiful verses, it must be hard to just pick ten!

My submission for this contest is my most favorite verse of all in my Bible. "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." James 4:8 This verse gives me so much comfort no matter what situation I find myself in.
Lynn Noe,

joy said...

John 1:4 In Him was life and the life was the light of men.
I'd like to do this with one of the following
Cross w/flowers
Cross of Wheat
Cross of Nails
Cross w/vine
Joy to the World - Joseph is holding a lantern
Reason for Season - Santa
We Three Kings - with the Star & Wise Men
and with some of the flowers

Anonymous said...

There are so many beautiful verses, but this one covers many situations.
Revelations 3:8 It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

This is our "light" to the path to knowing our Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

I could envision a pathway with an old fashoned gas light at the end of the path.

Becky said...

Habakkuk 3:17-18
A Hymn of Faith
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, Though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food, Though the flock may be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

April said...

What an amazing idea! This is one of my favs...

"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him."
Lamentations 3:25 (NKJV)

Thanks for the chance to be a part of something so special. :)
- April W

Chrisd said...

A verse I find very uplifting to my spirit with the coming of springtime.
PSALM 104:30(MSG)
"Send out your spirit,and they spring to life the whole countryside in bloom and blossom".
cndomino AT yahoo DOT com

Charlotte Ann said...

I submitted my entry several days ago, but didn't leave my e-mail address - and, being as computer illiterate as I am, I'm not sure if it shows up on your end of things. So, I'm re-submitting what I submitted earlier: "This too shall pass."
Charlotte Ann

Charlotte Ann said...

I submitted my entry several days ago, but didn't leave my e-mail address - and, being as computer illiterate as I am, I'm not sure if it shows up on your end of things. So, I'm re-submitting what I submitted earlier: "This too shall pass."
Charlotte Ann

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites is:
O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 25:1

Marie Sellers

Sherry Kushibab said...

I have this quote on my wall above my craft area: "I know not what this day holds....but I know Who holds the day". This is also part of my signature at SCS, it helps me keep focused on the fact that each day is a gift from God. With Him in control I can handle the day.

kathy l said...

" Do not ask me to abandon or forsake you! for wherever you go I will go,wherever you lodge, I will lodge,your people will be my people, and your God my God."

Ruth 1:16

Ruth is one of the great women in the bible, we could use some more female quotes.

I live near Cincinati, Ohio

Jenny said...

My suggestion for a stamp would be:
spiratial quote:

God guides us
With his hand
To assure us
Of his presence
He directs us
By his word
To assure us of his purpose
He leads us
By his voice
To assure us
Of his peace
-Roy Lessin

Katya said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! What a great team!

My entry for the Customer Favorites Contest:

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Ephesians 2:4-5

Thanks for the opportunity.
Katya Bess

D Bess said...

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
John 3:2

DeAndre J.B.

Traci S. said...

I think this is such a beautiful Psalm, and that we could use your other stamps to put images with it._______________________

I will praise You with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praise to You
with the lyre,O Holy One of Israel.
My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to You--
I, whom You have redeemed.

Psalm 71:22-23

Thank you so much!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather