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Saturday, March 17, 2012

ODBD 4th Anniversary Hop!!!!


Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design Team Edition Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Connie's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure to not miss anyone! If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD! It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we create! If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store. This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also quotes and sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or projects. I think you will find some of the most encouraging and uplifting words available in stamps in these special anniversary sets!
So now, here are the Details of the Anniversary Hop:
  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Mar. 17 until 8pm EDT Mar 18.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 19.
  • Four hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and One blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary Bread Basket Bundle!!!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Along with your statement that you completed the hop, leave some Anniversary wishes for Kelley and the gang at ODBD!
My contribution to this year's anniversary collection is the often quoted last lines of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken".  I have always loved that quote and when we were asked for our contributions to the anniversary sets I immediately picked that one.   As I was making my card this week for the challenge I was reflecting on those lines from the poem and realized just how much they symbolize the life of a Christian in today's world.  We have chosen to take the road less traveled (following Christ) and it has made all the difference!  For my card I went very simple as I really wanted to showcase the beautiful quote.  I used some papers from the My Mind's Eye Breeze collection.  When Kelley designed the stamp she incorporated those little trees (what a genius idea!).  So I decided to stamped them in dark green, trim them out and pop them up as you see over the main image.   Some dark green ribbon and a sweet little cross charm (a gift from my sweet fellow stick, Sabrina) finished the card.   The layout for the card is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  Thanks for stopping by...

Now I will send you to the next stop on the hop, the hugely talented DAWN!

165 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Love the quote! One of my favorites! Beautiful card. Lovely design!

Becky said...

I love this quote! Beautiful card.

Reny said...

I just love this classy card! Great design and great sentiment! TFS!

Patter Cross said...

Oh, I just love the colors and how you popped and colored the trees. Perfection and beauty for sure! Blessings,

Linda R. said...

Beautiful card. I love how you have tied it all together so beautifully!

Dottie said...

WooHoo! I get to leave the first comment for this card. I love the straightforwardness of this card. Pristine, and just very lovely. It is a masculine card which are so hard to dream up. Guys like this look a lot and so do I.

Becky said...

I love the colors you chose....this is just beautiful...the verse is wonderful!

Dawn said...

love the quote...and lovely card showing it!!

Tami B. said...

You did a wonderful job on this card. I really like how you popped up the trees.

Lara Mosby said...

Great card... and totally appropriate for a guy. I always have a hard time making cards that are masculine or at least gender neutral. Maybe I'll try using your color palette next time.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I will have store the idea fur future reference. Love the quote.

Holly Paulson

Grace said...

Oh Rosie Girl this is beautiful!!! Love the quote, and how you popped up the trees! Love the dp and the added charm!!! Fantastic card!
hugs,
Grace

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Rosie! Hugs ~S~

C.Good said...

Love it ! Love It! Love all of it!

Queen Mary said...

Oooooo, beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Deborah said...

That's one of the first poems I ever memorized, and you're so right about the "all the difference" it makes to follow Christ. I love how you popped the trees and that this is a card that could be sent to either a man or a woman.

Sharon Williamson said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card! I love the sentiment and the rest of the card is just perfect for it. Thanks for the inspiration.

~ Jo ~ said...

What a lovely card! The sentiment is so meaningful. I love it!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the pop of green in the ribbon to tie in with the way you cut the trees out on the sentiment...lovely, lovely card.

Cheryl Winget said...

You have chosen one of my favorite Frost quotes. Your card has such quiet beauty - love it!

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the Frost quote and your use of it for this card.

stampcz said...

Such an encouraging verse and gorgeous card!

Kathy Serrahn said...

great card

Sandee said...

Rosemary this is one of my all time favorites too!!! And your card is so perfect!!!

Lee Ann said...

Love this card! Simple, yes, but beautiful. Loving those little trees.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the popped up trees and your neutral colors! Very elegant!! Great details and quote!
hugs,
Chris

Connie M. said...

Rosemary! This is such a wonderful masculine card! Your quote is just so perfect!!

Basslady said...

a fantastic card with an awesome style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

kaybee said...

Love the card. It would be great for a guy. Love Robert Frost and this is one of my favorite poems. Great card.

Gail said...

Wonderful card and quote...love Robert Frost!

Karen said...

This is so beautiful. With the colors, it would be a perfect guy card, but it sure doesn't have to be for a guy. Very pretty.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous, Rosemary! The colors and patterns work so well together. Beautiful design!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Rosi girl, this is one amazing card! (Don't tell the other girls, but it's my fave today!!) I am so happy with the quote you chose....one of my faves since I was in grade school!! I love the added trees and LOVE how you popped them up! Thanks for the wonderful message too! Hugs!!! Angie

Sarah Stainback said...

I really liked that quote. Beautiful card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, this would make a great masculine card anyday!

atc said...

Fantastic card. Nice to see a card that is good for the masculine. It is so well put together.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great masculine card.

Pat Gibson said...

Perfect sentiment and goes perfectly with your card design!

Jeanne said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant!!!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Beautiful card, great color combination. Well done!

Ratty Hugs said...

A great masculine card, just perfect for a special guy. You chose my favorite quote. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Mary C said...

A very pretty card. The colors are so soft. Great presentation. Love the quote.

merrymstamper said...

Love your quote selection! Great card :-)

Lois Kennedy said...

This card is well designed. Love the way you popped up the trees and added the charm

Angela Fehr said...

What a lovely, meaningful card!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Rosemary! One of my fave quotes and I love the popped up trees. The colors are so perfect and make you feel like you're in the woods. Terrific card!

Danae Fayard said...

Beautiful card!

Love the design.

Danae

Tina AKA GardenDiva on SCS said...

Great masculine card.

nzillingworth said...

Restful card in natural colours . Love it.

Lisa said...

WOW! That evergreen ribbon and trees really are stunning! I love this card can be given to a girl and a guy and still be beautiful!

tpolite said...

This is one of my favorite quotes as well. I learned it in the 7th grade and it has been a great life lesson every since. Thanks for thinking of this quote and for presenting it in such a wonderful and creative way!

stampencamper said...

what an absolutely great card, nature colors, great sentiment,
fabulous card

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Rosemary! I just love the quote you selected and I love how you framed it EVEN more! What a cool idea to pop the trees out! Just darling! Love the clean look of this card! Beautifully done! Blessings...

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card, love the papers you chose and the quiet simplicity of it. The cross charm is the perfect touch!

Melody said...

Lovely, lovely card!!

BarbaraW said...

I also love that quote and the card you designed around it is lovely.

lauriewe said...

Love the quote and how you popped the pine trees out!

Kathy said...

Awesome quote, Rosemary!!! I forgot about this quote and I LOVE it!! Kelley DID do a great job with the design on this and your card is perfect for it! Blessings! Kathy

crazyoldsyd said...

Love everything about this card. reminds me too that all though the road is harder to get through, Christ is there with us all the time. Thanks

BethE said...

I love the colors of this card! And I agree, the sentiment is one of my favorites as well! The little cross was a brilliant addition that makes this card very special indeed!

Christine said...

This card is amazing! I love the quote from Robert Frost and all the special ways you set it off. The layout is wonderful...this is one for my inspiration file! Thank you so much for sharing!

Linda L. said...

Very nice card. I like many others like the Robert Frost quote.

Robbie said...

I love this sentiment! Using the browns really makes it come together nicely.

E. Marie said...

Rosemary, your choice of this quote and your card are both perfect!! Love your layout - really shows off this great new stamp and those little trees look great popped up. You are so right about how this quote symbolizes the choice the believers have made.

JKB said...

I like your card and enjoy Robert Frost's poetry and the combo here is terrific.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, pretty colors and great layout.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Wonderful use of the quote with the lovely MME papers and Mojo Sketch!

christi said...

what a nice calming card this is both in sentiment and color choice. i like that i can be a man card too.

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Such a simple card, yet so very right on the nose. All of the designers showcase these stamps wonderfully. Blessings to you.

Marsha said...

Lovely card. Great popping up the trees.

tweetybugshouse said...

really nice card.

Dianna N. said...

The verse has very special meaning to me!!! I love the way you popped up the pine trees. I love everything about this card!!!!!!

Sonia said...

I love your card and I have always loved this poem so this is a favorite with me!

Debby said...

I really like the natural tones you used, very pretty card. Hugs...

Gail Goodman said...

I love your card. Sweet and romantic/masculine and trendy. Thanks for sharing you gifts.

Annette S said...

What a stunning card. I love this. the sentiment is amazing also.

Nan G said...

Beautiful design for a great quote! Love the little charm!

Anonymous said...

Soooo pretty! Tammie

Amy D said...

The color is great and the sentiment is awesome. Great card!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Lovely pleasant card..love the poem.. used to read Robert Frost all the time!

rlovew said...

Love the card- I especially love the ribbon choice and the charm.

Sandy M said...

Truly beautiful card. the colors fit the sentiment.

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Wow!! AWESOME Rosemary!! I love this collection...on my list, and what you did with it is perfection!! that little charm added just the right touch...Hugz

Tam said...

Great quote and I like how popped up the trees!

amyvonachen said...

This is such an elegant card that is not too feminine to be given to a man. I love that! The quote is one of my favorites. Nicely done!

Charlotte Ann said...

Beautiful card. Love the trees you've put on your sentiment. The layout and color combination is wonderful, and I love the addition of the cross charm.

Becca Feeken said...

Rosemary this is stunning. This quote is one of my very favorite and your card makes it glorious!!

JD said...

Here's another favorite quote of mine, You made a lovely, elegant card to along with that great quote!

Betty said...

Love your card!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Very lovely card! I have become a new follower on your blog, thanks to this hop.

ODBD certainly has lovely sentiments!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Kathy said...

This is wonderful... just love it!

Lil said...

I really like this verse.I think this would be a nice card that could also be masculine. Great job.

Kathy said...

Love everything about it!!

MyCraftyLife said...

anniversary blessings to you and the team... thank you for sharing your gift...

loved your card... the trees made me want to take a walk through a forest...thank you

god bless, lydia

Susan said...

This is one of my favourite verses and I'm so glad you chose it. I appreciate your comments about how it reflects our Christian walk as well. Love the little cross on your card.

Candy Meyers said...

This is a wonderful card most suitable for a man. Those are the hardest for me to do. Great job.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

tina said...

very nice. love the very natural look

Jenny said...

Oh the is beautiful Rosemary,I do love that quote :0)
Jenny x

Linda Carson said...

Quite handsome! Great job!

Marie-Louise said...

What a marvellous card. the sentiment is just perfect for the card design. Love it.

SusieQ said...

I like the outdoorsy feel of this card and the Robert Frost quote. Together they make your card a winner!

Vickie said...

Lovely card!!! Great sentiment!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Rosemary!
I love that sentiment. Your card is stunning.
Hugs Maz

gogogonz said...

Love your balance of pattern on pattern. Such a beautiful card.

Sherry said...

beautiful!!love the sentiment and how you popped the trees!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment.

Margie F.

Caryn S said...

This is a really beautiful and subtle card, but my favorite part about the post was why you chose the quote. I have often thought about this Robert Frost poem in that way as well. We as Christians do take the road less traveled. Sometimes it is a difficult and rocky road but the destination is so worth the trip!

Francie G. said...

Rosemary, this has beauty and elegance! Love this quote! Hope you have a beautiful day!

TrinaM said...

Excellent quote. Love your card, the colors and design are so appropriate. Love the addition of the little Cross charm - it really finishes the design.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and I have always liked this quote.

PJ said...

What a wondefully "natural" card.
The colors are so in tune with the quote which I might add has always been a special one to me. I think the design element of adding the trees to the stamp is absolutely perfect. ODBD does a fantastic job once again, and you took it a step further and really made them Pop!

Vicky said...

Great card, Great colors.

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, this card is gorgeous! Love the layers, the images, the poem...just perfect!

Brenda said...

Love those colors together and that beautiful patterned paper!

Sarah said...

Love how you popped up the trees and the design of your card is awesome! Hugs

Jo4Him said...

Awesome card; love the colors and sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl L :) said...

Love the newspaper look! Thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

Lovely card! Great layout and I love those popped up trees!

Marionment said...

Beautiful card. Love all of the layering.

Penny Reed said...

What a great card - could be very masculine, but not necessarily. Your choice of sentiment does so fit in today's world!

Joan DR said...

You are a true artist, such an elegant card, not over done or under done, just perfect and can be use for male or female.

Cynthia C said...

This is a very chic card. Love the dark green ribbon and charm.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Rosemary, girl this is another amazing card you have created here my friend!! Love that you have given the tree some dimension and the ribbon, twine and cross are such a nice little touch.....LOVE it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jan Marie said...

Outstanding!! What a handsome card! Love the richness, the warmth, the CAS and how you've so adeptly showcased that great quote! A+++ Blessings!

Anonymous said...

A favorite quote! And love the way it was designed. Your card is gorgeous - love the understated design elements that let the words shine.
Lu Cram

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card and love the way you added the Trees in the side of the Sentiment. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Tammy said...

Rosemary!
Your card is exquisite!!! I love how you made the trees pop with the dimension and it is so versatile.:) it can be for male or female---very easily---well--the bow could be stretching it for some men:) Uber great job and thank you so very much for sharing and for your stand in Christ! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Kathy Jones said...

Simply Beautiful!! Love the warmth and strength that this card gives - wonderful way to showcase this quote!!

Holly Young said...

This color combo is just stunning! Love that sentiment stamp too!

Anonymous said...

Wow --Gorgeous...appropriate for
giving to a man. Thank you

Miriam said...

I have always loved that quote, but your wonderful card really showcased it well! The card us totally classy! Bless you for sharing your talents!

wendy2512 said...

what a wonderful card. love the simplicity but yet so beautiful...and great for a "man" card..I have so much trouble making them and this is a perfect idea...great bg papers and love how you finished it with a cross...TFs..:0)

Wendy Thompson said...

What a wonderful card I just love it.

susie hardin said...

I love your card, especially your attention to detail. I never would have thought to layer the trees.

Sharlene L said...

What a truly lovely quote. well done

Anonymous said...

Love your work. Very nice card and I love the way you popped the trees in the corner
Christie ANderson
kikikay@hotmail.com

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely love this card, Rosemary! The papers really set this wonderful quote off well. Thanks!

Nancy said...

Oh a really like this Rosemary. It actually caught my eye on the ODBD website before I even realized there was a blog hop in process.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful card Rosemary!

Carol E said...

Your card is just stunning and I love that quote, thank you so much for sharing it.

Vickie O'Dell said...

Using earth tone colors was perfect to use with that quote. Tying the cross on your bow adds the additional meaning of taking the right road - Christ. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

love the sentiment and cross! beautiful papers, Rosemary!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary!! Love that quote also!! :)

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card; a great masculine theme with the right touch of elegance. TFS

Laura said...

Oh, such a beautiful card.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the kind of cards that will work great for a man or a woman and I think this fills the bill, like how the trees are popped up!

BarbaraB said...

I really like the masculine/generic feel you made with this card. Great sentiment.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness! I'm in love with this card, Rosemary! One way or another I'm going to get that new set & I love how you put everything together here!

Pati said...

Very nice! I like the colors, your layout and how you popped up the trees in the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Great card - Thanks for sharing.
tdharris1@cox.net

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful design with a rich masculine feel, Rosemary! I have always love this Robert Frost quote because we come to choices all of the time in life that we have to make. Some more popular and some less so. A profound sentiment! Love how you popped up the trees!

Janice said...

Love this. Gorgeous card.

Mary D. said...

Beautiful card love the qoute!!

Traci S. said...

Wow, this is my husband's favorite quote...one of mine, too. We both just love Robert Frost. This card is perfect for any man or woman. I love it as much as he would. I really like your choice of papers, including the newsprint. And, how the trees are positioned. Of course, that is one of the most beautiful bow charms I have seen! And, your black bow is an eye catcher. I love this card!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Mary D. said...

Beautiful card...love the quote!!

Carol :) said...

Amazing card! Love it!

Jan Castle said...

What a nice GUY card! Great job!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Amen to all of the above comments (those who liked your quote, design, and colors especially), and the fact that for some of us making cards for men is HARD. --Jennifer in Ohio

meemee48 said...

This card ha a commanding elegance and would be perfect to send to a man.

Gayle said...

Beautiful card! I love your design and the verse you used. Thank you for sharing with us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Darlene Gabriel said...

wonderful card - perfect masculine card. I love the charm you added. Great sentiment. I like that you used this sketch for this.

Elise said...

In the DICTIONARY under, "wow" is a picture of THIS, extraordinary card. DROP dead, perfection!