Sunday, March 10, 2013

Anniversary Celebration!

March is an exciting month for Our Daily Bread Designs as it celebrates its fifth year anniversary!! Kelley so appreciates the customers of Our Daily Bread Designs and is excited for the opportunity to celebrate with them today with the ODBD Anniversary Linky Party celebration!!! Below are the links of several fans and customers that have created cards or projects using stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs.


To make the linky party even more fun, Kelley is offering one random participant/ hopper a $15 gift certificate toward stamps!!!




  • The party will run from 2pm EDT March 10 until 2pm EDT March 11
  • Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog March 12 at 7 am EDT
  • There will be one prize including a $15.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps which must be claimed within two weeks!!
Simply stop at each link on the link below , leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and let us know if you had any problems along the way! That's it! Enjoy!

First of all, my apologies for publishing my post a couple of hours late.  I have been having problems with Blogger when I try to do scheduled posts.  I have checked and rechecked the time setting and scheduled post time, and I have no idea what is wrong.  I was at a Girl Scout event all afternoon with no Internet access, and I couldn't check if it had gone through as a scheduled post.  Sorry!

I was having a really hard time with these 2 patterned papers from Basic Grey's "Euphoria" collection.  I don't know if it was the color combinations or the amount of contrast, but they were really challenging for me to use.  So, I decided to alter them by sponging on some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Here's what my papers looked like before I sponged them:



Here's my card combining the newly altered papers, and one of the newer ODBD stamps from the "Chalkboard" series. 


Card supplies:
Stamps:  ODBD "Chalkboard Amazing Grace"
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Papers:  Brown, dps from Basic Grey Euphoria
Other:  Prima flower (originally cream colored), SU! Purely Pomegranate (to dye flower), MS leaf punch, Sizzix leaves die, sponge
Card size:  6" square

Here's the card with the before papers (there were 2 sheets of each print in the 6 x 6 pad, so guess what will soon be happening to those other 2 sheets of dp!)


Happy Anniversary, Kelley!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my creation.
Blessings,
Sarah

34 comments:

  1. Great way to tone down the paper and make them work together better, such a pretty flower, and the stamp is neat in brown too

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  2. I just love your use of the blackboard!! That verse is one of my favorite!! Your choices of colors and papers are so springy. Thanks for joining the Linky party to celebrate Our Daily Bread Designs 5th Anniversary!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love how you've distressed the papers and your clever use of the chalkboard technique! Love that flower, too! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at the ODBD Link Up Anniversary Party! Blessings!

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  4. LOVELY SARAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE VINTAGE!!!!!!!!! :) I'll have to try what you did with your papers!!!!!!!!!! :) JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  5. So vintage and rich looking Sarah!! Beautiful card!

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  6. Love the antique look, and the pretty dps. they look so good together, and are so great for under the new stamp. but I love yoru flower such a gorgeous color and stands out so beautifully...lovely job altogether....TFs,,;0)

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  7. My favorite look - antique. Great card.

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  8. Nice job on those papers. Love the vintage chalkboard.

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  9. Hi Sarah! So glad you were able to get your card posted even if it was a bit late! That happens to all of us sometimes... blogger can just get an attitude sometimes!!! Love how you altered those papers! I have trouble with the exact same papers... I think they are too bright for me so this is a great idea and I love how they came out! Love your vintage chalkboard with the more vintage looking papers too! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate this special occasion for ODBD!

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  10. Yay! Sarah you made it!! And I am so glad you did! Isn't blogger just so much fun?!!! LOL!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the vintage look to the papers! Perfect for the chalkboard stamp!!!

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  11. Oh Sarah, I am so happy to see your beautiful card and that you've joined us in this fun linky party to celebrate ODBD's 5th Anniversary! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  12. How pretty! Wonderful alteration of the BG papers to go along with the Chalkboard image! Thanks for joining the ODBD Customer Linky Blog Hop!

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  13. Your pretty pink flower POPS off of the vintagey background. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your color dilemma....love the beautiful way you solved it. This always feels like a great accomplishment when alterations make such a dramatic and lovely difference.

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  15. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Wow--what a difference in the papers after inking--lovely card.

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  17. So gorgeous. Your papers are just beautiful and a great layout - very nicely put together.

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  18. this is such a pretty card-love the chalkboard series stamps-and you have paired this one nicely with the vintage dp

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  19. pretty!! I would never had thought to put those 2 papers together, but it worked out ok!! love your flower!

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  20. So pretty, Sarah! Great idea to ink the papers, what a difference it makes! Love the Amazing Grace in chalkboard brown! Blessings! Kathy

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  21. Pretty card- love the distressing of the papers and the great image you used.

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  22. Love the way you changed the colors of your papers with the distress ink, never would have thought of doing that. Also like the way you used the chalk board design, I've mainly seen them done on black with white ink and love the "antique" look you've used. Blessings~

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  23. Pretty card! Great use of the distress ink to give the dp a new look, TFS!

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  24. So pretty. I love your flower. It really adds a lovely touch.

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  25. Lovely vintage look card, Sarah. It's very soothing. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. a beauty, Sarah!!! love the colors
    thanks for joining our Anniversary Celebration!

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  27. Love the combination of papers. It makes for a truly beautiful vintage card!

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  28. Good use of those two papers. It shows off each one. And the flower is a wonderful touch to the card.
    Candy Meyers

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  29. I have to try this technique, or type of stamp looks interesting

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  30. Love what you did with the bg papers! Perfect background for the chalkboard stamp!

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