Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Birthday to Lisa Somerville!!

I know we are in the midst of our 10th Anniversary Celebration Week, but I just had to sneak this post in and share this day with Lisa Somerville.  In case you do not know Lisa, let me tell you about her!

Lisa started working with ODBD back in the fall of 2008 when she started designing cards for us while she was working for a publication we used to advertise in.  Soon after, Lisa started working at some of our stamp shows and then joined the Scrapbook Team (we used to have one way back when).



Lisa started working with me personally in 2012 and quickly became my right-
hand man, my assistant, my person who does everything...LOL!!! When I think of some words that best describe Lisa here are just a few that come to mind: loyal, supportive, tireless, hard-worker, honest, trustworthy, and awesome promoter for ODBD!  Although I live in Ohio and Lisa lives in Illinois we work together very closely, and we text and Skype all day and evening, weekends included!

Among Lisa's duties are:
Blog Post writer
Email writer
Social Media Director
Design Team Director
Adding new product to the website
Organizing sales and New Releases
Answering customers emails
Show worker
etc, etc, etc.....the list goes on!

One of the things that Lisa likes to do is send me verses and quotes.  In fact, she sent me a bunch of quotes about FRIENDSHIP and when she did an idea popped into my head.  What better way to honor Lisa on her birthday then to design a stamp set based on Lisa's suggestions! We have a new stamp set called  Friend to Friend to share with you today! How awesome is that? The ODBD Design Team, who quickly agreed they wanted to be a part of this special day, all designed cards to wish Lisa a very Happy Birthday!!


 
 
 
 
 
 Chris Olsen
 
 Chris Olsen
 
 Dawn Lusk
 
 Dawn Lusk
 
 
 
 Melody Blake
 
 Melody Blake
 Sandee Shanabrough
 
Sandee Shanabrough

Aren't these birthday cards for Lisa just BEAUTIFUL? Thank you SO MUCH to the ODBD team for taking the time to help honor Lisa today!! If you love this stamp set, Friend to Friend, as much as I do, then I know you will want to purchase it to make cards for your friends!! Due to a slight delay, this set is available now as a Pre-Order and will be shipped out at the end of next week sometime!


If you have any questions about the cards or products used on the DT cards please email and I can answer you (Lisa always does all the linking and HTML stuff which I know nothing about, so all I did was post the cards...LOL!)

By the way, it is also Lisa's moms birthday today! Happy Birthday to Gerry Johnnic!


I am not finished yet!
You can also WIN this stamp set just by wishing Lisa a HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the comment area.  I will choose 5 lucky winners to receive this new Friend to Friend Stamp/Die Duo set!
Commenting ends March 18, 2018!
 
Thank you for visiting today! We also have another post scheduled for today featuring the ODBD Design Team's Top 10 cards of the last 10 years!! I hope you enjoy seeing our designers top picks!!
 
 
Stay tuned for more 10th Anniversary Celebration this week where we announce our 2018 Special Edition Anniversary stamp sets and dies!!
 
  
Blessings,

 




115 comments:

Lucy E. said...

Happy Birthday to Lisa!
What a lovely stamp set and
stunning cards by the DT to honor
Lisa’s birthday.

Rob I said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. What a way to celebrate, a stamp and die set of friendship. Have a wonderful day

De An W. said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! How fun to celebrate with a new stamp/die set!
Have a great day!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hope you have an amazing birthday, Lis! You are a ROCK STAR in my book! Thank you for everything you do for our team and for ODBD!!! Love, hugs, and a big Mwaaaah!!!!!

marcia said...

Happy birthday Lisa! How wonderful to be recognized with your own stamp set! Enjoy your day, appreciate your friends.

KellysKardsFL said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! What an honor to have a special stamp set dedicated to you. And I love the set. Contratulations. Have a wonderful birthday.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!!!! Love the verses/quotes, love the set! Have a wonderful day!

Michelle Welling said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. May all your wishes come true. May God bless you with a new year of happiness and health. This dragonfly set is awesome! Play and Create! Hugs

Jennifer Archambault said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! 🎉🎂🎈🎁

Pamela Tucker said...

happy birthday Lisa, I hope you have an awesome day! Absolutely love the cards!

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! I love your work and this is a really cool stamp idea for friends! Thanks for the inspiration,

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa. I love all of your birthday cards and thanks for the friends quotes.

Heidi Stamps said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!

How wonderful that your employer recognizes all your hard work! Lovely stamp set with very special meaning.

Cindy Littler said...

Happy birthday Lisa!! You have inspired a beautiful stamp set. Have a wonderful day!!

TLady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lisa! What a BEAUTIFUL TREASURE to be honored with a stamp set! I know you know this, but you are VERY BLESSED to have found a group of ladies & one in particular friend, Kelly there at ODB! Life doesn't always deal us "good" friends. Sometimes, it's like finding the needle in the hay stack! LOL You are TRULY BLESSED!!! Being a "good" friend yourself has paid off! MANY BLESSINGS on your birthday! I KNOW you will have a WONDERFUL DAY after the surprise & release of this stamp set for you today!!! TRY to peel yourself off the ceiling & have some cake too!!!! ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Scrapatini Scraps of My Life said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! 🎂

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am so proud to read this great post about my amazing daughter! Thank you to the entire ODBDT for all your hard work, praise and for honoring her! The cards are beautiful!! The stamp set is amazing! I am so happy and proud! Mom loves you Sissie!! Happy Birthday honey.

Brandi R said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Hope it is a blessed one ♥

Love this new set. What a fantastic way to honor Lisa....it's gorgeous and love the sentiments ♥

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Happy birthday Lisa! Enjoy your day!

TURI37 said...

Happy Birthday Blessings Lisa! Thank you for your diligent work bringing us these inspirational products. All the best 😇

Sue D said...

Happy birthday to Lisa and thanks for all you do to help make ODBD run smoothly. Love this sweet dragonfly friendship set.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Thank you for all your contributions to ODBD over the years!

wannabcre8tive said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa. I hope your day is full of wonderful surprises.

Karen Saalfield said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope this is the best day ever for you!

Patti J said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! What an exciting way to spend your special day! The new friendship set is adorable, and DT, you have done an amazing job of showcasing it! How nice, Lisa, to work for such an incredible company, and for people who totally appreciate all you do for them! Have a day filled with blessings!

Conniecrafter said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!!
Beautiful cards from all the ladies too!

Berina RGA said...

Happy birthday Lisa!! Such a beautiful way to wish a dear friend!! Beautiful cards from the team.

Kari V. said...

A very Happy Birthday to Lisa!! This dragonfly set is beautiful!!

Eileen Fields said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! What an Awesome Stamp set! Hope I win it!!

America said...

Happy Birthday to one of the most organized, hardest working and most loyal of crafty peeps! Enjoy your special day and fabulous stamp set in your honor. :) The Team has done a fantastic job showing-off this great set. Thx for the chance to win! :) America

Anonymous said...

MaryAnn Russell

What a beautiful stamp set! I love dragonflies so I need this set! Happy birthday to an incredible Lisa! You are amazing and so is your beautiful work!!!!

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! (and Gerrie!) . What a nice tribute; I loved this post and the cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Sabrina said...

What beautiful cards for Lisa - and a gorgeous set; the curve in the dragonflies is something a little bit different and special. I really like the back story to sets like this, and Randi's Song, and the two sets for Grace. It adds richness, associating a person with the stamps.

Happy birthday, Lisa!

Joan Benoit said...

Happy Birthday Lisa and Mom! Wishing you many more years of doing what you love, and what a wonderful way to be celebrated...

Karen W said...

Happy birthday Lisa and Gerrie! Dragonflies are special to our family - my daughter told me when she was 3 that she wasn't afraid of them because they were visitors from God. What a blessing to have your own stamp set in your honor!

Carol Bruns said...

Awesome work, Lisa! Happy birthday! Wishing you an amazingly creative year!

Ruth Garcia said...

Wishing you a Blessed Birthday celebration Lisa. May God continue to inspire you to create beautiful cards!

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Enjoy your special day.

Ina Good said...

Have a wonderful birthday Lisa! A beautiful stamp and die set celebration is a pleasant way to help you celebrate!

Lois said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! The stamp set you inspired is beautiful!

Lois Fusco said...

Hi Lisa, Wishing you a very special happy birthday. How could you not have a nice day, with all the beautiful cards! Happy Birthday to you..

Vicki Romaine said...

Beautiful cards ( as usual). I just love the stamps. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa!

Donna Noble said...

Happy Birthday. You are much appreciated! God bless you in all you do.

Diane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!! What a beautiful gift to have a stamp set designed just for you. It is so pretty with the dragonfly's and the sweet "Friend" sayings. What Special Friends you have at ODBD. You are truly Blessed. All the Design Team cards are so delightfully beautiful. Great Job Ladies.

brenda trimmer said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. Love your creations! Enjoy your celebration.

Rachel Short said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! All of your work is appreciated. May the Lord bless you!

Rachel

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Have a fabulous day!

Scrapper said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. May God bless you!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. What an honor. A stamp set just made for you. The set is so true about Friends. May you enjoy many more great birthdays.

Karrie Gajdorus said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Wishing you the most spectacular day, but it seems others have already done so. I'm grateful to be able to call you a friend so this set is perfect for you.

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for all of your good work!

Kimberly Miller said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. May the Lord make Himself know to you in a special new way this year.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! You are a stamping rockstar! I have followed you for years and always admire the class you bring to all you create.

Terry said...

�� Happiest birthday wishes, Lisa. Blessing to you today as you celebrate another year. May each continuing year is your life be better than the last.

wackymama said...

Happy Birthday from one Lisa to another! The stamp set is gorgeous and the sentiments truly are lovely! Lisa, I hope you have an amazing birthday. Thank you for all your hard work! Blessings to you! :)

Bev Polen said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Lisa!! I can see why Kelly calls you her right-hand man. You fulfill significant responsibilities for ODBD! The stamp set is gorgeous with beautiful dragonflies. Each of the designer card are beautiful. Great work team on wishing Lisa a fantastic birthday! Hugs, Lisa! Continue to make ODBD one of the best site for scriptural stamps!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Kelly is very Blessed to have you as her right-handed-man and especially as a friend.May you have a wonderful year. Love the stamp set and the fact that it was made to honor you.

Polly said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I love your card designs. Have a wonderful day and may the coming year be the best ever!

Barbie Zwicker said...

Happy Burthday Lisa! How lucky to have this set designed with you in mind. It's gorgeous ❤️

Dvdcmr@gmail.com said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Lisa! May God bless you through another year!

I love your cards and inspiration. Your tutorials are most helpful. Thank you!

Kat said...

A Very Happy Happy Birthday Lisa! What a blessing you are to ODB - which has ministered to me and my friends so much over the years!
God Bless You!!!

Roberta Thome said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. How special to have a new stamp in your honor. I love the sayings. I will share them by doing cards for my friends!

Sandra Frutchey said...

What a special tribute to Lisa and everyone should be lucky enough to have a Lisa in their life. Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope your day is super special~!

Lucille K said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Lisa :) How wonderful to have a stamp set in your honor; the sentiments are so nice and the DT cards are beautiful as always.

Pet's Place said...

Happy Birthday Lisa and may God richly bless you for all your dedication to ODBD.

Sillyfilly said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lisa. Love your in honor stamp set.

Hugs,
Sylvia

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! And, a Happy Birthday wish to your mother as well.

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope you have an awesome day and how awesome to have a stamp set designed for your big day! o, and please tell you mom happy birthday for me!

Bematrish said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Lisa!! Hope your day is magically wonderful!! Hugz! Love dragonflies and the new stamp set!! Was great working with you again! And Happy Birthday to your mom as well!!

Lianne said...

Happy birthday Lisa. The cutest dragonflies I've seen

Pat Sakrismo said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Love the stamps!

Liz H. said...

Happy Birthday Lisa ! Just want to know that I appreciate what you do too. I met you once at a show, and you were so very helpful. Such dedication and energy are valued qualities in my world. So THANK YOU again for all you do.
Wonderful stamp set, and sample cards done in your Honor.

Candy B said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!! My husband was born on Pi day and he is still eating his birthday dessert. I have been looking and looking for dragonfly stamps and this set is perfect! I love all the examples. Just so great!

christi said...

happy birthday, lisa. what a glowing recommendation from your "boss" / friend. you must have many special friends.

marsha said...

Happy birthday Lisa! Love the beautiful friend quotes.

MiamiKel said...

Happy Birthday blessings, Lisa! Here's to another year of wonderment and God's blessings !!

Arden said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA.........You are a multi talented lady and apparently a well loved employee and friend to many. Wishing you the best of everything on your special day and always.

Anonymous said...

happiest of birthdays and thank you for all you do. This is one of my favorite places to go for inspiration.

Leigh Scherzer said...

Happy Personal Holiday, Lisa! Looking forward to seeing you and the ODBD team in Novi, MI in May. Have a swell rest of your day, kiddo!

Berni Cuttino said...

Happy Birthday. May your day be filled with God’s blessings. Thank you for sharing this beautiful stamp set
In His Care
Berni

Jan Miller said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! It has been so much fun getting to know you and working with you in the booth in Mesa. You are such an inspiration with your bubbly personality! Hope your day is amazing! The stamp set is beautiful and one that I will order! 🎂🎉🎁

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! How fitting that Kelley chose to honor you with your own stamp set. The DT did a great job showcasing it as well. May the Lord continue to bless you and may the upcoming year be your best yet. Happy Birthday!!

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa. Hope you have an extra special day!

Grace said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope it's a spectacular day!

Mary Babet said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! It's so awesome to have your very own stamp/die set. How great that Kelley used your own quotes. It seems like you all have such special friendships and that is what matters most. May God continue to bless your friendships and all the new ones you make along the way.

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! May you be blessed with many more.

JustYolie said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Sandra Bonagura said...

Happy Birthday ... and here is to many more!
Lovely stamp set.
Sandra

Pat Sullivan said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!! I love your dragon fly stamps and the cards you made with it. My birthday was on the 13th.

Chrisd said...

Birthday blessings to you Lisa. The dragon fly stamps are so special and the cards created,with it are truly special as is one of my favorite sentiment ,friends are family you choose. Your family truly honored you in a wonderful way.

Vicky B. said...

Happy Happy birthday Lisa!!! Wow you definitely sound like a lady who is very valuable to her employer. Such a nice tribute in your honor!!! Have a most blessed day.

Julie Johnston said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! You are a very fortunate woman to have such great friends and a great company for which to work! Love the stamp set.

Helen Budz said...

Kelley, here's wishing Happy Birthdays/Anniversaries all round. These cards from the Friend to Friends set are so lovely--and I'd love to win it! tfs

Denise Phil 4:13 said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!! I hope your day is full of everything that makes your heart smile. Enjoy your day.

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I pray that your birthday is bright and sunny, and that you feel the love that surrounds you from near and far! Be blessed! Sally

Nancy Sanders said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Thanks for all you do - you wear many hats (which I'm sure have glitter and sequins!)

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! How blessed you are to work at ODBD & have so many wonderful friends! Blessing to you!

Carmela Hubler said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa! May you be blessed with a wonderful day and many years to come. Thanks for your inspiration.

Mary Ellen Mabb said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Happy Birthday to your mom too Gerrie. I hope you both have a very special birthday. My mom, sister and I had birthdays four days apart in November and I remember how much fun we had celebrating together. Thank you for all you do.

Jan Windy said...

Happy birthday, Lisa!! Also happy birthday greetings to your mother, Gerrie, also! May God shower you with much grace and many blessings on your special day and always.

Michelle Chmelar said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!! You definitely inspired a wonderful new stamp set. I hope you have a day filled with surprises and joy!!

Susie Bentz said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! What a special relationship! Blessings! I treasure all the friends that have come to me through papercrafting.

Robin Gillmore said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. You received some beautiful cards from friends who love you.

Jan said...

Birthday blessings to you Lisa! Keep up the beautiful work.

ionabunny said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. This set is awesome. Friends are the greatest. Love the delicate dragonfly and the teams cards are all beautiful. Hugz

Mary’s girl said...

Birthday blessings to you Lisa!

Greta said...

Happy, happy birthday to Lisa & her mom! The friendship set is going straight to my wishlist--absolutely love it!

scrappymo! said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

This stamp set that was deigned with you in mind, is so pretty. I love dragonflies...and this set captures their fleeting grace.

Tattnkate said...

Happy Birthday to you, LISA and many more................!
Deb

Suzanne C said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lisa! What a beautiful post! Lisa is the best! So happy to see this lovely post celebrating Lisa!

Jackie Waxler said...

Happy birthday Lisa. Keep up the great products.

Judy Hayes said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Happy B-Day Lisa!! Love this set and the cards are beautiful. Happy 10th B-Day also to the company...love you guys!