ODBD – Footprints in the Sand


How often is that you get to make a gift for yourself?   Well, in my case next to never.   I’ve always sewn, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, cross stitched, quilted and paper crafted with the idea of giving it away.  Sometimes I didn’t know that I wanted to give away until someone came to the house and wanted it.  Being the highest form of flattery, of course — I gave it away.  LOL, I really do like to give away things I make but you know what?  This is for me.  Yes, you are probably asking what is it? 

It’s a box for my Bible.   While shopping at the discount store, I came across this box that had a brushed silver frame on the top proclaiming "Congratuations Graduate 2008".  Well it was only a couple of dollars and I wondered how difficult it would be to pry up the frame and locate another frame to put down in which I could put this new image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Footprints in the Sand.  I looked next to the box and there I found this frame.  I’d say it was meant to be.  I’m so taken with the beauty of the entire image, I wanted to find somewhere to display it and I think the Bible box certainly fits the bill.  It was such a blessing to find the box an absolute joy that this odd sized frame was the perfect size for the entire image. 

This was such a happy find for me; the box is 7¼" tall by 6" wide.  The image on the top of the box is 6" tall by 4" wide.  It is watercolored using reinkers on 140 lb watercolor paper.  The most awesome feature is that I can pull that image and replace it a stamping of my favorite scripture, perhaps the picture of We Three Kings in another newly released set – if you can’t tell, I love the ability to switch things out.

Stamps:  Footprints in the Sand – Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello 140 lb Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Versamark, SU More Mustard, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Brocade Blue, SU Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder

I hope you are having a glorious weekend!! 

  • Sarah FawcettOctober 12, 2008 - 5:20 am

    Your cards and art work is just stunning. Thank you for sharing.. I have awarded you an award on my blog if you would like to see.

  • Sarah FawcettOctober 12, 2008 - 5:22 am

    I asboutley love your cards and creations. I have awarded you an award, if you would like to see it please visit my blog.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work

  • JanineOctober 12, 2008 - 7:04 am

    Beautiful Becca!!! Isn’t it nice to give yourself something every once in awhile?!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerOctober 12, 2008 - 12:36 pm

    Becca this is gorgeous, love Footprints in the Sand. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • WendyOctober 12, 2008 - 12:46 pm

    Becca – you just keep outdoing yourself!!! This is beautiful – and I’m glad that you are keeping it for yourself – you deserve it! Thanks for sharing. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaOctober 12, 2008 - 3:14 pm


    What an awesome idea! I love it when an idea comes together like that too! That makes the creation even more worth while to make….and keep. Take care, and STAY HEALTHY!

    Love and hugs, Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferOctober 12, 2008 - 6:17 pm

    How gorgeous! And what lucky finds – definitely meant to be!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene AustinOctober 12, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    Absolutley wonderful! You totally deserve to receive such a thougtful gift from yourself!!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene AustinOctober 12, 2008 - 8:45 pm

    OMWord…I cannot believe I have 2 spelling errors in that post above. Yikesa.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandOctober 12, 2008 - 9:35 pm

    Becca..wow..everything you make is just excellent! How do you keep doing it? This is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Judith -Overland Park, KSOctober 12, 2008 - 10:54 pm


    What a beautiful box and what better verse to put in a frame. You did another beautiful job. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceOctober 13, 2008 - 4:49 am

    I love it, just gorgeous and I just ordered several sets after seeing your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerOctober 13, 2008 - 5:09 am

    Becca, this is so beautiful. I love everything about it!


  • ConniecrafterOctober 13, 2008 - 6:15 am

    That does frame it Beautifully, it was just meant to be, lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayOctober 13, 2008 - 7:09 am

    This is so beautiful Becca, what a wonderful box to keep your bible in. Is the frame that the stamped image in a metal embossed frame? Or did you emboss silver paper, it’s just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • FeMcBOctober 13, 2008 - 7:55 am

    this is so lovely! a work of artReplyCancel

  • DotOctober 13, 2008 - 8:10 am

    So beautiful!! I love that you can change the cover!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanOctober 13, 2008 - 9:48 am

    Oh, Becca, this is truly beautiful. The watercolour turned out so well. This is also one of my favourite passages. Did you read the book “Footprints” by Magaret Fishback Powers? She is the author who lost the poem and found it all over the place, and fought hard to win the right’s to her own work. Very interesting card. On the same note, I’m reading “The Shack” another inspirational book on the best seller list. Someone said it made them cry before page 100, and I was like “yah, right.” Honest to goodness, I did cry before page 100. Take care.



  • Laura (scrapnextras)October 13, 2008 - 1:55 pm

    WOW! What a way to “recycle” ! Beautifully done, coloured and framed. Congrats to you for making a gift to yourself!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}October 13, 2008 - 5:57 pm

    Beautiful! How wonderful to make something for yourself!!
    hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.October 13, 2008 - 6:58 pm

    This is very beautiful! You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Stamper for funOctober 14, 2008 - 7:54 am

    Great tutorial. Thank you for making the video.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.October 14, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    This is so beautiful, Becca… now be strong and don’t cave in when some one sees it and exclaims how much they love it and would like to have it… lol!!! You deserve to keep this for yourself!

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 15, 2008 - 4:26 pm

    This is so pretty Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joy OrtegaNovember 25, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Do you make and sell these?ReplyCancel