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Happy Birthday to Rick!

Welcome from Grace’s blog! We are celebrating the birthday of Rick at Our Daily Bread designs! I made him a card with a nautical theme using the Surging Sea and Mighty Sea stamp sets. Rick does so much for us including handling Wholesale orders, driving the truck to events and so much more! Praise to God we have Rick with us! Happy Birthday Rick!
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Stamps: Surging Sea, The Mighty Sea stamp sets by Our Daily Bread designs
Ink: Ancient Page Coal Black, Watercoloring was done with ink pads and a brush, Copic marker highlights on the ship.
Paper: Blue/Gray, Violet, Shimmer White cardstocks; Designer Paper (manufacturer unknown, from my stash I think it may have been from a Creative Memories scrapbook package)
Other: Silver star brads, SU; large black brads, CTMH; Black embossing powder; Hologram Highlights embossing powder; real Leather blue label frame (manufacturer unknown, from my stash).

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I created the glitter background on this card to look like water in the ocean. I took a piece of violet cardstock and covered it with VersaMark and Hologram Highlights embossing powder. The embossing makes the violet look like the ocean deep! I was thrilled to look through my stash and find this blue label frame made out of real leather! Nothing says “male card” better than a bit of real leather!

Rick, I hope your birthday is the best ever! And thank you for all you do for Our Daily Bread designs!

Next up, please visit Julie’s blog!

Posted on : Jan 09 2013
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Happy Birthday Kelley!

Kelley at Our Daily Bread designs is celebrating her birthday!

Today we are celebrating with a blog hop! You may have come here from Lisa’s blog. Welcome!

Here is the birthday I card I mailed to Kelley. I love the sparrow and thistle stamp set she has called “He Watches Me“. It is one of my favorite stamp sets and I purchased it when it came out in 2010. I love purple and green, which is a perfect color combination for this stamp! The sparrow was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to give a lovely soft look. I added glitter on the tips of the wings! If you notice I cut out the sparrow wing and the sparrow image itself and layered to give the sparrow a three dimensional look.

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In the image below you can see the layers of the sparrow as well as the embossed frame:

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Stamps: He Watches Me, Brocade Background, Birthday Blessings

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, White, Stampin Up, Designer Paper by My Mind’s Eye

Ink: Ancient Page Coal Black by Clear Snap, Elegant Eggplant

Other: Glitter, Gingham ribbon in moss, Spellbinders Labels 18,  Elegant Oval dies (ODBD Exclusive by Spellbinders), glitter, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, green gemstones and silver leaf clip from Cindy Coutts.

Please visit Jan’s blog next!

Go here:

Jan Keen

Posted on : Oct 07 2012
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Hope your St. Patrick’s Day was great!

Good afternoon!

I hope you had a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

I do celebrate (being a wee bit Irish, myself… ancestors were born in County Laois - my gggggg granny McPherson and her husband were born there – possibly near Mountmellick or Abbeyleix, where I’m told there was land nearby owned by the Lord of Mansfield, on which my ancestors worked until they moved to Scotland.) County Laois is in the province of Leinster. In the 1790 census, it was called Queens County.

Thus, yesterday we celebrated Ireland by watching an episode of one of my all time favorite television shows Ballykissangel. It was a fun time.


Posted on : Mar 18 2012
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Congratulations to demonstrators who have earned the Fiji incentive trip!

Here is a free button for Fiji incentive trip earners to use in their blog sidebars!

Click HERE to view the attachment with the button code and then copy/paste into your blog sidebar!

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Posted on : Mar 14 2012
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A Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Blessings to you all on this day of joy!

I am thankful to you all and wish you all the best today!

And as an FYI, can you believe it? I’m not eating turkey today! lol I’m actually working on blog designs! It is a normal workday for me. Now before you call me insane, let me explain…

Our family is celebrating Thanksgiving on Saturday instead of today. So my “day off” will be on Saturday when we will have Turkey and all the trimmings. My Brother-in-law was unable to get the day off work for Thanksgiving. And since we don’t want to celebrate without him, we changed the date of our celebration. You see, he is a nurse in a hospital emergency room located in Madison, WI. (And he is an awesome nurse, too!) Hospitals obviously do not close their doors… even on holidays. Someone must be there to help the sick and those who may cut their fingers while carving the turkey! (ok, that was probably a bad example, I don’t want to disgust anyone…) But emergencies do happen sometimes on holidays, and that’s why they need hospital staff to work.

So… instead of feeling disappointed that our Thanksgiving will happen a few days from now, lets be thankful there are people out there like my wonderful Brother in Law who sacrifice their Thanksgiving holiday to be there on hand for those in need of medical care on the holiday. Thank you Nurse Nathan Bubenzer at Meriter!

Anyhow, we are having Beef Stew today. It has been cooking in the crock pot all day. And my husband made Pumpkin cake.

Tomorrow we will be preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. We are going to West Bend and we are making the Pumpkin Pie. I’m also going to make some awesome Kiss Pies!!! What’s a Kiss Pie? I found the recipe on Pinterest and well… check ‘em out! Yum!

Blessings to you all…



Posted on : Nov 24 2011
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Thank you Steve…

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All of my designs are made on my Mac.

My husband is a Mac specialist and has worked with Macs at various companies for over 20 years.

We owe Steve Jobs for his brilliance.

Thank you for making our world a better place.


Posted on : Oct 06 2011
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Premade Extravaganza… coming in 1/2 hour

Only 1/2 hour until new designs are added to the Premades Store!

Posted on : Jun 30 2011
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On a roll!

Well, its the last 2 days of the Stampin' Up! year… and I'm working like a crazy girl getting blog drafts and color changes done!

I know you'll have been waiting on your banner drafts and I'm having a fun time working on drafts to K-Love… singing out loud when a song comes on that I like.


I'm cranking out banner drafts like there's no tomorrow!!

While you wait, enjoy Jason Gray!


Posted on : Jun 29 2011
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