Our Daily Bread Designs – May Release

Happy National Scrapbooking Day and hello everyone!  Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs May Release Blog Hop!  The hop will run from May 1 through Monday, May 3 at 8PM Eastern Time. The winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Tues. May 4.  If you are stopping by to find out the winner for my blog candy, read down to the bottom of my post.

We have a special "May Day" blog hop for you this month!  Do you remember this sweet New England tradition of making  "May Baskets" for neighbors and friends?  You’d fill them with flowers or other little gifts, and then go hang them on their doorknob, knock or ring the bell, and run and hide until they had found their basket.  It was such a fun "giving" tradition!  Some still carry on this tradition, and others are trying to revive it.  So for our hop, we are going to collect flowers from each designer to fill our May basket!  If you got here from  Dawn’s Blog, you are in the right place!   If not, you might want to go to the ODBD Blog and start from there so you don’t miss anyone!

There will be three winners for this hop. Each winner will receive a $15.00 store credit toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs store and here is what you need to do to qualify to win:

1. Hop from blog to blog, leaving a comment and collecting the flower that designer is giving away.
2. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer.
3. Send an email to gnywening@yahoo.com giving her the names of the designers and the flowers you collected.


If for any reason you get lost along the way, just return to the ODBD Blog for the list of names.  Remember, If you were unable to leave a comment for any one, just state their name in this comment and you will still be entered into the drawing. This is meant to be fun, not stressful.

Now on to my card details:

For my card I used one of the new sets called Gods Hands; what a supremely powerful stamp. I opted not to color in the image this time because I think the starkness brings it out of the page.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Gods Hands
Paper:  The Paper Company, Paper Studio – Carabelle
Ink:  Versamark Black Onyx
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite,
Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, Spellbinders™ Mega Ovals LG, Spellbinders™ Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Ribbon, Pearls


Get ready to be stunned, from here you will hop to Kathy Jones Blog, but before you leave, here is the flower I’m giving you: ASTERS

Oh by the way, were you one of the lovely people who contributed memories to my “Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days” Blog Candy?   The comments were amazing and we have a winner.  Using Random.org I picked the number 577. 

  That corresponds with Linda Boucheron who left this comment:

Having grown up on a farm, most of my childhood”good old days” memories involve the outdoors and what seemed to be lots of hard work!! Responsibility starts young on a farm and I had my share…..chickens to feed, calves to take care of, haying, milking , gardening to help with ,etc…but along with the work was the fun…horses to ride in the fields, streams to splash in to cool off, hills to sled in the winter…gardens to find fresh vegetable “treats’ in, long bike rides ( on roads that we didn’t worry about strangers or danger!!), berry picking with some for the bucket and some for me……
What I always felt was a hard childhood was such a good foundation for my ‘real life’!!…something I worked very hard to instill in my own two boys when I grew up and moved away from the farm!!
Ahhhh…the good old days!!

Linda, please reach out to me on my contact page to let me know your address and I’ll get these items boxed up and sent out in a jiffy.  You know the routine.   If I don’t hear anything in 48 hours, then back to random.org to pick another name. 

Thanks to all who helped me reminisce about the good ole days.  Regardless of where you live or if you are young or old, we keep our memories, by talking about them, passing them on and putting them down for the ages to remember.  The past is to be treasured, today is amazing to embrace and the future is ever so bright.  Thanks for contributing!!

  • DebilsMay 1, 2010 - 6:14 am

    Becca this is gorgeous! Love your choices of designer papers all layered together and your fabulous bow!ReplyCancel

  • DawnLMay 1, 2010 - 6:15 am

    Beautiful Becca!!…love those colorsReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 1, 2010 - 6:21 am

    Congrats to Linda…lucky girl. Beautiful card Becca. Love your words of wisdom re the past, present and future…nicely said:)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne KelemenMay 1, 2010 - 6:36 am

    Congrats, Linda! Thanks for all you do, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja SMay 1, 2010 - 6:39 am

    what a stunning card, and fabulous paper ribbon and colours.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly CameronMay 1, 2010 - 6:42 am

    Gorgeous colors girl!ReplyCancel

  • SandyMay 1, 2010 - 6:43 am

    Sage and brown are great color combos, they make your card very soft looking, very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Pat BMay 1, 2010 - 6:44 am

    Becca, as always, your card is gorgeous. Love the new stamp you used! Thanks for sharing your talent and your faith with us.


  • Grace NyweningMay 1, 2010 - 6:48 am

    As with everything you create, Becca, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the papers you used, and your use of die cuts is always amazing!!! Love every detail you put into this one my friend!!!ReplyCancel

  • ElsinaMay 1, 2010 - 6:49 am

    gorgeous card, the colors and that stamp is my favorite in the new release! Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Susan strawserMay 1, 2010 - 6:51 am

    Linda, congrats.

    Becca – this card stopped me in my tracks. I’m going to look for this set when I’m out celebrating NSD today. I have coupons galore and we are hitting 6 stores, at least.

    I thought of several people that could use this message.

    As always, love your creations, SusanReplyCancel

  • dorisMay 1, 2010 - 6:54 am

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • DianeMay 1, 2010 - 7:09 am

    Stunning creation.


  • Mary EstherMay 1, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card, Becca. Your creations never fail to inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • MickieMay 1, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Such a lovely card. Your work is breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)May 1, 2010 - 7:38 am

    Oh Becca this is just so elegant!!! Such wonderful details and design!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettMay 1, 2010 - 7:39 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the papers you used and how you used the verse and image together! Beautiful work as usual!!! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Angela WoodMay 1, 2010 - 7:42 am

    This is stunning! Wonderful image and verse and I love the gorgeous papers you used! hugs, AngelaReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanMay 1, 2010 - 7:46 am

    This card jumped out at me…just plain awesome! Actually can “feel” that hand beckoning to me to lay all my worries upon him….what glorious hope and promise.

    Thanks, BeccaReplyCancel

  • Judy MillerMay 1, 2010 - 7:50 am

    Lovely card and paper.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 1, 2010 - 7:50 am

    I love this image and you did a stunning job with it.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MarcomMay 1, 2010 - 7:52 am

    As usual, another example of your beautiful work. Certainly a verse with multiple card uses.ReplyCancel

  • TeelaMay 1, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Lucky Linda!ReplyCancel

  • RandiMay 1, 2010 - 7:57 am

    Becca, Your designs are so wonderful and this is another beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 1, 2010 - 8:02 am

    Your card is so pretty as usual. The verse is just awsome.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenMay 1, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Lovely as the beautiful tradition of leaving surprise flowers on someone’s door on May day! I have an aunt who loves flowers and whose birthday is May 2nd so I always have done the May flowers by the door for her and this year it’s her 80th birthday.ReplyCancel

  • Connie M.May 1, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Oh Becca this is just beautiful! What a wonderful layout and all the details are just perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • JudyMay 1, 2010 - 8:18 am

    Awesome card! Love the colors and everything about it! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FMay 1, 2010 - 8:32 am

    Good color combination. Very nice card.

    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsMay 1, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Becca, your cards are always so amazingly beautiful. I truly believe you have been graced by the touch of God. May He bless you always. You are so special to share your wonderful talent with us. Again you have created beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeMay 1, 2010 - 8:50 am

    Beautiful card – as usual. The image is breathtaking. Thanks!
    Jean McGeeReplyCancel

  • Diane LMay 1, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Such a beauty Becca!!!
    Congrats Linda,enjoy your prize!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Stokes WrightMay 1, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Lovely colors! The ribbon/bow is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrottierMay 1, 2010 - 9:25 am

    You always amaze me, Becca, you have such talent for creating…
    Denise TrottierReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekMay 1, 2010 - 9:31 am

    A wonderful card, Becca, and a beautiful bouquet of asters! I also enjoyed and agree with your remarks at the end of your entry. Not only do you make beautiful cards but you know how to express thoughts beautifully. Such talents are much admired by your many fans. TFSReplyCancel

  • Shaunna LMay 1, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I love this stamp set – and your card you created is just beautiful (as they always are!)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 1, 2010 - 9:50 am

    very powerful card, great image and verse!ReplyCancel

  • Julie-justwritedesignsMay 1, 2010 - 9:54 am

    This is wonderful, Becca! I love the colors and ribbon. The Spellbinders border looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer LoucksMay 1, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Wow! What a pretty card. And I love the picture of the Asters!

    Jennifer LReplyCancel

  • MarcieMay 1, 2010 - 10:20 am

    As always you never let me down, this card is lovely as usual. Your cards are always great inspirations to my day. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the asters.

  • Freida FMay 1, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Another beauty! I MUST have this set! How GORGEOUS and I love how you used it here! GORGEOUS, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke BassettMay 1, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Beautiful, Beautiful card Becca. Lovely scripture and I love the colors and that bow is to die for.

  • Karen WMay 1, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Just beautiful, your colors are so fantastic on this, something different and I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah MoodyMay 1, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Great card. I love the papers and the ribbonReplyCancel

  • Pat HayrynenMay 1, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina (Cook22)May 1, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Oh my, such pretty delicate paper, and fabulous detailing with that scalloped border.ReplyCancel

  • Laureen LMay 1, 2010 - 11:31 am

    Great card as usual Becca. Love the set you choose.ReplyCancel

  • Lori TurnerMay 1, 2010 - 11:38 am

    What an awesome and powerful card! Can’t wait to get this set (which I ordered first thing this morning!) Beautiful detailing throughout your creation as well! God bless, LoriReplyCancel

  • HarrietMay 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    Every one of your cards and items are breath-taking. Love the pair of shoes.ReplyCancel

  • LydiaMay 1, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Simply beautiful, your creations are so breath taking!!ReplyCancel

  • MiriamMay 1, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    This is another gorgeous card. The colors are so soft and lovely, the layering is inspired, as usual, and the verse is wonderful. Our days are always better after reaching out the the Lord. Bless you for sharing your talent and your witness.ReplyCancel

  • MarleneMay 1, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    love the papers you chose, beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Magi DuncanMay 1, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    What a powerful message on a beautiful card! You were right – leaving the out-stretched hand uncolored makes it so powerful! Thank you sharing another fabulous design . . . Hugs, MagiReplyCancel

  • Catherine from London, UKMay 1, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    I love soft sage and coral; what a lovely colour palette.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMay 1, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    gorgeous card!!! love the set you chose. you can almost see (in your mind’s eye) names written in the palm of His Hand!!!ReplyCancel

  • Olivia DavisMay 1, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Giselle MMay 1, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    I am loving that stamp, so unique – your card is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jana ThomasMay 1, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Simply beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Corinne in MidwestMay 1, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Wow!! I love the colors you’ve picked – so soothing!! Beautiful stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Edna MitchellMay 1, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    Hi Becca, I stop every day and love to see what creation you’ve come up with. Awesome hop – you all did a fabulous job!!ReplyCancel

  • SandeeMay 1, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Becca this is amazing! I love the Spellbinders dies and as always your design is fantastic!!!ReplyCancel

  • christiMay 1, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    this is such a stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergMay 1, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Becca – This is so beautiful -as all your designs are. I get so much inspiration from you.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn M.May 1, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Becca: Your card is beautiful – the layers increase the effect of the hand of love reaching out to all. Thank you for your wonderful self.

    Marilyn M.ReplyCancel

  • LorelieMay 1, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    Beautiful layout and color scheme!! Love that you didn’t color the image…made it truly stand out!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineCreationsMay 1, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Beautiful design Becca! I love the different layers!ReplyCancel

  • NancybethMay 1, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Thank you for the lovely flowers!! And as always, your card is stunning! I will order this stamp right away!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanMay 1, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Another beauty by Becca. Your work is always so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • SandyMay 1, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    Congratulations Linda. I hope you enjoy all the goodies. It looks like you will have a fun time opening the box to see all the stuff.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 1, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Congratulations! to Linda have fun with your goodies. I agree Becca, the image needed no coloring it stands alone so gloriously. Beautiful card, I love the all over design. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Marie BerquistMay 1, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love how you used background paper with a corner floral design. I always avoid those kind of papers because I am never sure how to use them on a card. I am inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.May 1, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Beautiful card and love the verse. Like how you used all the different dies on your card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HawkinsMay 1, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Becca, you always make the most elegant and beautiful cards! I love this verse and how you have used it to make such a lovely card! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy BaxterMay 1, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Beca this is lovely I love all the scallops. The saying is beautiful too. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineMay 1, 2010 - 6:30 pm

    Love your card just have to get this stamp setReplyCancel

  • Chris DickinsonMay 1, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Such an elegant card – these sets are just so beautiful and I love the meaning behind them!ReplyCancel

  • Luanne FordMay 1, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    Another wonderful creation by you. I agree, sometimes it’s best to let the stamp be striking on it’s own. You’ve made it very special!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanMay 1, 2010 - 7:18 pm

    This is beautiful…….I love it…..and I love these stamps….”Gods Hand”…..Congrat…to Linda….ReplyCancel

  • janeyMay 1, 2010 - 7:51 pm

    Congratulations, Linda!! What fun you will have getting that ‘candy’….it will be like celebrating your birthday!

    Wonderful card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah TMay 1, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Hi Becca, wow! I love the oval! That is very dramatic with the verse and hand. Topped off wonderfuly with a perfect bow! Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • marcelleMay 1, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    I just love the simplicity ( well for you it is a bit more simplistic) of the colors and layout. You always blow me away with your eye for design and color. I tell all my friends that when I grow up someday I want to grow up like Becca. ( of course this is to grow into being as talented as you. you are so way younger then I ) Love all you do.ReplyCancel

  • lynnMay 1, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    very pretty……ReplyCancel

  • PatMay 1, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    Becca, I love how you used these colors together on your gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Patty WMay 1, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    A most beautiful card Becca!! It’s soft colors, lovely papers and bow, and one of my favorite verses, all make it an awesome card. You’re a dear to share with us. Blessings! Congratulations Linda! I’m so happy for you. I know you’ll enjoy the goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMay 1, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    I really like the colors you chose and the green bow looks fantastic. Another beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Dani C.May 1, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Your card is beautiful as always! Lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • CarmenMay 1, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    Very, very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • SheinaMay 1, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    Becca, your card is exquisite as usual. I enjoy reading your blog daily and seeing what you come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMay 2, 2010 - 12:08 am

    Very pretty card! I agree with you about not coloring the image. I love that design paper. You always have such a great way of layering those die cuts. I’m learning from you! Thank youReplyCancel

  • Mary CrookMay 2, 2010 - 2:29 am

    I just love your card…fantastic.
    Mary CrookReplyCancel

  • Betty BentonMay 2, 2010 - 3:29 am

    You card is lovely and the asters are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • loriMay 2, 2010 - 3:31 am

    As always, a lovely card to dream over! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • chris OlsenMay 2, 2010 - 4:56 am

    This is beautiful Becca!! What a gorgeous design and as always a real inspiration. Your use of the gorgeous dp and all your spellbinders is stunning.

  • Mary Ann TMay 2, 2010 - 5:01 am

    This is by far my favorite of the new stamp sets and you have used it beautifully. Thanks for the asters.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteMay 2, 2010 - 6:33 am

    Lovely card! Thanks for the asters!ReplyCancel

  • StaceyMay 2, 2010 - 7:11 am

    Becca, I simply love your style….so neat and delicate.ReplyCancel

  • Sue DMay 2, 2010 - 7:33 am

    Very powerful card!ReplyCancel

  • PattyMay 2, 2010 - 7:59 am

    This is so pretty, I love your work and look forward to your blog. You are so talented!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl in CincyMay 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Gorgeous as always! I tell my friends that you are responsible for all the great toys I just have to buy after seeing your projects!ReplyCancel

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  • Pam SpradlinMay 2, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Another gorgeous card…your cards are always full of beauty and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • deb martinMay 2, 2010 - 11:29 am

    In God’s Hands is portrayed so nicely. Love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McKinnisMay 2, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    I like the arrangement you used. KayReplyCancel

  • heidiMay 2, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Gorjus becca, this is an amazing card, love all the punches and bling you put on it.ReplyCancel

  • IreneMay 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    Love the colors that you used for this card! Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonMay 2, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Another stunning creation! Great use of this verse and image.ReplyCancel

  • anniebMay 2, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Beautiful card. So many ways to use it. Loved your background paper choice. TFSReplyCancel

  • Susan RowseyMay 2, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Really like this stamp – God’s hand reaching out. Beautiful card and I love that green ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynMay 2, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    This is a fantastic card… You’re style is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Diane McBrydeMay 2, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    WOW is all I could say when I saw this card. What an awesome way to show God’s love!ReplyCancel

  • Debbi ClouserMay 2, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    Your card is stunning, as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne NielsenMay 2, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Love the card Becca! I’m never disappointed to see what you have to share!ReplyCancel

  • Jean FisherMay 2, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    The staamp set you used is my favorite. love the hand.ReplyCancel

  • Carlos HaunMay 2, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    Everything about this card is exquisite. I need a bow lesson!ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.May 2, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Hi Becca, It is always such a joy to me to see what you create. This is such a lovely card. You ARE the “Bow Queen”! Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Donna GReplyCancel

  • LeAnn AyersMay 2, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Your designs inspire me daily! This card is top-notch! LeAnnReplyCancel

  • Terre MunkMay 2, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Oh, Becca, I love the elegance of your card.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyMay 3, 2010 - 12:18 am

    Totally cool!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMay 3, 2010 - 12:31 am

    Hi Becca, this is my first blog hop and I’m having so much fun! I subscribe to your site and look forward to getting all your wonderful ideas for cards! If I could be 1/100th as good as you, I’d be happy. Thanks for the asters! Loved the dedication to your husband. Those of us who have been lucky to find good ones have to hang onto them!ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnMay 3, 2010 - 7:02 am

    I love this card. You always do such a beautiful cards. First blog I check everyday.ReplyCancel

  • SherylHMay 3, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Beautiful — love the colours you have choosen.ReplyCancel

  • Donna GarvinMay 3, 2010 - 9:49 am

    I love visiting your blog and I am never disappointed in what I see. You are a very talented designer.ReplyCancel

  • cissyMay 3, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Beautiful card!!!


  • Diane D'AmbrosioMay 3, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Love the card. I agree that by not color His hands, it is very impactful.

    Diane D.ReplyCancel