Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Daily Bread Sketch

As I've said many times before, one of the greatest blessings I've received through blogging are all the wonderful friends God has given me.  I've met so many lovely people; many of whom enjoy playing along in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday and many who inspire me with their beautiful creations.  Several of those artists who seem to inspire me week after week are several of the Design Team Members from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Every time they link up their gorgeous cards at Word Art Wednesday, I fall more in love with the gorgeous stamps from Our Daily Bread, and become even more impressed by the talent these women have in using those beautiful stamps.  If you've never had the pleasure of seeing their work, I would encourage you to visit Our Daily Bread Designs' Blog and check out the samples from their talented Design Team.  I am SO incredibly grateful to have several of these lovely Christian women play along and share their talents in the challenges at Word Art Wednesday.  With all that said, when I saw the sketch for this week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Challenge Blog on Kathy Roney's beautiful blog, I knew I just had to make time to create something and join in the challenge.

My inspiration for this post was solely to say THANK YOU to these sweet women of God who have blessed me SO MUCH.  Although I "expect nothing in return" for dedicating this card to them, I am blessed by their inspiration and friendship.  I'd definitely have dedicated this to them anyway because they, like SO MANY bloggers, are such a blessing to me.  I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
I used a stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs called Seed Packet.  It's a favorite Bible verse from my childhood.  I didn't use the entire set; but rather, just the sentiment/scripture.  I stamped it onto a cardstock base that I cut using a Spellbinders die-cut.  I placed a vintage cream doily underneath, and also attached some My Mind's Eye patterned paper and velvet trim to fit in the sketch theme.  The final touches were some inking, some pearl sticker accents, and a seam binding bow tied with jute.  That's about it.  You really can't go wrong with these beautiful stamps.  They are high-quality and just, oh so sweet!
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Challenge #26 - Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return.  As explained above, while I don't "expect" anything in return, I am so blessed by the inspiration and friendships of all my on-line crafty friends to whom I dedicated this card (and am sending it to one of them).
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - A Bit 'O Green - I used green seam binding in my bow to tie in with the green leaves on the floral patterned paper
 
Simon Says Stamp and Show Vintage Challenge Blog - By The Numbers - As I've said before, my favorite "numbers" are those that reference Bible verses.  In this case, my card has the numbers 17 and 20 from Matthew 17:20
 
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Challenge #149 - Shades of Pink
 
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Challenge #78 - Spring Is In The Air

Dream Valley Challenge Blog - Challenge #52 - Mother's Day/For A Special Woman - This card was made in honor of the beautiful women from Our Daily Bread Designs who inspire me SO much, and I plan to send it to one of them!  I praise God for the wonderful women in my life!
 
I really do want to express my gratefulness for the the gals at Our Daily Bread Designs who are continually such a blessing to me, and who inspire me week after week.  These ladies are among many others who have blessed me with their friendship, their generosity, inspiration, and encouragement.  God is SO GOOD to give us such wonderful friends through this craft that we all love so much.  Please know that YOU are a blessing to me, and I thank you so much for visiting today.
 
May God bless you,
Karen

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card. The sheet music in the background is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  2. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous! I love those DP and the colors you used! This is a beautiful verse and one I just recently studied in my Bible study of Matthew. I'm so excited that you joined in the challenge this week!
    You are SO sweet and I'm so thankful to know you and your wonderful spirit! Thank you for blessing me with your friendship! Blessings! Kathy

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  3. Karen, I just love your beautiful cards. All full of vintage, ribboned and flowered goodness! But most of all, I love how you share God's Word and his love!

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  4. belle est élégante, j'aime beaucoup, biz

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  5. Beautiful card, Karen. Sorry not been on WAW for a while, life has got in the way :( Hope that you are well

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our ribbon challenge

    Margaret xx

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  6. Ooops! Did I leave my CCC signature on my comment? Sorry if I did but you can always enter the chalenge now lol

    Margaret xx

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  7. Karen - this is a lovely card! What a wonderful job you did - you are very, very talented in card creating! Lovely, lovely!

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  8. So lovely, very creative with the added music note DP added. Hope your doing well.

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  9. This is just beautiful, Karen. Love the color combination and your bow with the pearl and twine! Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us with the ODBD Challenge! May the Lord bless you as you continue to seek to serve and honor Him! Blessings!

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  10. Hi Karen! LOVE this Scripture and your beautiful card :) Have a great weekend!
    Love and blessings, Lori

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  11. Lovely card and design. The music backdrop is gorgeous as is the doily. Love the sentiment and your lush bow. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  12. Karen this is beautiful ... So glad you could join us at CCCB ... have a blessed day

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  13. Such a beautiful card and a beautiful post! It's such a blessing to find friends, especially ones who share your faith and this wonderful hobby of ours! Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Kristi♥

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  14. Ohh Karen this is gorgeous - love the colours and the bow is stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. Wow Karen, this is stunning!! I just love your shabby chic feel to your card and the sheer elegance and texture!! What a beautiful verse and take on the sketch!! I am so glad you were able to join us at ODBD this week!! You are such an encouragement and inspiration to me Karen!!! Your love for the Lord and others is so evident in all you do. God is good and I know he has blessed me with many opportunities of meeting people online and in person who share my love for Him!! Thanks for your consistent sharing of your faith and all your encouragement!! You are a blessing!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  16. What a pretty card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  17. Oh! Wow what a very pretty card, simple but very, very effective.

    Patricia x

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  18. Another stunner Karen!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  19. Such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

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  20. Beautiful card Karen! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

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  21. Beautiful card! My LSS just recently started carrying these stamps, I have not had a chance to get in to check them out, but I am looking forward to it! Thanks for linking up with Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

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  22. This is a beautiful card with a wonderful word of God. Love the doily background, banner in the middle and the music sheet paper used for this card. What a blessing! I am visiting from SEM :D

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  23. So very pretty!Thanks so much for playing along at SEM!

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  24. This is beautiful!! Great take on our challenge.. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles..
    Toni - DT

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