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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday!
Today is the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design team Edition Release Blog Hop!  (Say that three times fast).  If you arrived here from Our Daily Bread Designs Blog you are in the right place!
If any links are broken along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog.
Each year on the anniversary, the Design Team submits a suggestion for the special anniversary sets. (Being released today!). 
My sentiment that I suggested for the anniversary collection has special meaning to me.  My mother used to always say to her grandchildren "You make me happy in my heart".  I think it is such a lovely thought that you could make someone happy in their heart by just being you.  My project shows a picture of my mother with my two older children when they were little along with her words
I framed the image with the lovely bleeding hearts from the From Me to You set. I stamped the sentiment from the new Sentiments Collection.  The images are all stamped using Ranger Black Archival Ink on a 6" x 6" white cardstock square.  The bleeding hearts are colored with watercolor pencils and waterbrush and highlighted with white gel pen.  The background is sponged with scattered straw and antique linen Ranger Distress Dye inks.   The little dragonflies are from the With Heartfelt Sympathy set. The main image is mounted on a navy blue cardstock.
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! 
Now I will send you to the next stop on the hop the fabulous Lori Ulrich!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Suzz 

192 comments:

Reny said...

What a beautiful mememto of your mom! TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Wow! Sue, this is gorgeous!! Love how you used all the fuscia's to frame your photo!! The sentiment is wonderful and will be so useful for so many things!!
hugs,
Chris

Tami B. said...

I love your mom's quote and your LO is simply beautiful.

Becky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that saying and it is so true. Being a Grandma myself I definitely feel that sentiment.

Becky said...

What a stunning page..Love those flowers and what a beautiful photo.

Patter Cross said...

Such a beautiful page with all of the flowers. Love it. Blessings,

Linda R. said...

beautiful card and intricate design!

Dawn said...

how beautiful... and lots of fussy cutting! so worth it! love the combo of sets and sentiment!!!

Lin said...

Oh, Sue, this is so sweet - what a lovely remembrance of your Mom!

Grace said...

Oooh Suz this is sooo pretty! I love how you framed the page with the Fuscias and the sentiment is perfect for your photo

Queen Mary said...

Suzanne, what a beautiful piece of art you've made for yourself! My mother went home January 14 -- it was so heartbreaking when my dad asked her to stay, begged God for "his" miracle, and then told my mom she could go -- she did -- in his arms -- oh gosh now I'm crying! But I'm going to just CASE the heck out of this for my siblings! Thanks for sharing your mom's beautiful saying.

Sonia said...

Beautiful! Just like your beautiful mom!

Evie S. said...

Oh, this is beautiful--a scene to always cherish--well done with the quote and colors. Love it.

~amy~ said...

wow...this is stunning work...love all the fussy cutting.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page and picture. Great work.

Holly Paulson

sassy said...

lovin the lay out lovely family..cant beat that can you hugs and happy 4th blogversary hugs sassy

C.Good said...

So very nice. . you will always cherish it.

Silke Ledlow said...

So sweet Suzz...love this page! Hugs ~S~

Deborah said...

What a beautiful frame for such a precious memory. You look a lot like your mom.

Dottie said...

Beautiful page for a wonderful memory. This will always mean the world to you.

Karen said...

What a lovely page! Something that you will treasure and the verse just goes with what Grandma always have in their hearts!

Sandy M said...

Such a lovely bleeding heart page. Just the right setting for 2 beautiful kids.

Sandy M said...

Such a lovely bleeding heart page. Just the right setting for 2 beautiful kids.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great way to remember your mom's saying and love the bleeding hearts framing your lovely family.

Mathilda M said...

A lovely page Sue .... love how you used the fuscia to frame the photo ... tfs.

kaybee said...

Such a lovely page. The picture is framed beautifuly by the flowers.

Cheryl Winget said...

A lovely project with so much special meaning. This will be a special rememberance for a long, long time.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful project Suzanne! What a lovely way to remember your mom by. BTW I like your new blog header photo very much!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous floral layout! love the colours and dimension of your colouring.

Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful way to showcase a memory. Your fussy cutting on the fuscias is amazing!

Sarah said...

Your page is awesome! The flowers are so beautifully colored the sentiment is precious. Hugs

Gail said...

Great project, and perfect saying!

~ Jo ~ said...

What a beautiful picture and a great way to showcase it!!! Love it!

Darcy said...

Beautiful sentiment...beautiful card!

atc said...

Lovely flowers framing your picture, making a beautiful card. Carol

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a sweet picture and love the way you framed the photo. Love your coloring technique.

Gayle said...

Beautiful. I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing for the blog hop.

Gayle T.
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Kathy Serrahn said...

what an awesome memory

Sandee said...

Suzz, this is a beautiful and heartfelt page! I just love it and I love your Mom's quote. {hugs}

Connie M. said...

Oh my Suzz this is just stunning! Your flowers are sooo amazing, and the sentiment is perfect with this picture!

Basslady said...

this is so stunning and beautiful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Angella D. Crockett said...

Sue, I am touched beyond words! What a beautiful memory surrounded by a beautiful page! Thank you for sharing more than just your art with us! Blessings, Angie

Rachel Brooks said...

Love everything! Beautiful sentiment that you adorned beautifully. It's a masterpiece!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Sue, girl, you have blown me away with this beyond words gorgeous layout!! The way you have framed this precious picture with the Fuchsia's and amazing quote is just stunning! Thank you for submitting this quote, it is absolutely perfect for many occasions! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sarah Stainback said...

Great scrapbook page!

Crafty Girl said...

Love your card!!! The colors and sentiment are beautiful.

Mary C. said...

Love that page, I amd a flower person and what a great use of the new stamp

BethE said...

What a lovely sentiment honoring your mother! The flowers, bleeding hearts, are some of my personal favorites so I would certainly use that stamp on a card or in a scrapbook page!

Robbie said...

I love everything about this: the sentiment, beautifully colored flowers and how you "tucked" in your photo. Very pretty!

Ratty Hugs said...

This is a breathtaking design. Thanks for sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Sue.... this is jaw-dropping AWESOME!! I love how you framed your page with the flowers, and I love these new Quotes!! Wow girl...You rocked this page...hugz

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so beautiful! I live the sentiment and the great cutting and coloring you did. Stunning!

tpolite said...

i love all the coloring of the flowers and hearts and most of all the love that went into making this piece. Truly from the heart! Great job!

Karen said...

Such a nice way to honor your mom. Simple, direct and it says it all.

Kathy said...

So beautiful, Sue! How awesome to put your Mom's quote with the picture here. I love the way you framed it with the flowers...just gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful work. Nice sentiment. Really loved it!

Tammy said...

Sue!! You really made the flowers appear to be 3d:) Uber great job on this project!!! You did an awesome job coloring the over the top stamps, too:) Thank you for sharing!!be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous framed piece.

Lois Kennedy said...

I love the way you have framed the photo by cutting out your flowers. Your shading and coloring are fabulous!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

WHat a beautiful page, Sue! I love the sentiment and the flowers framing your wonderful picture. What a sweet memory page!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful page. Beautiful sentiment.

marilynwillauer said...

Stunning page! Love the sentiment and the font it done with!

Jean said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the picture adn the flowers with the beautiful quote.. A qorgeous tribute to your Mother and her grandsons. Too adorable...
Hugs, Jean

d'Adjoa said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work, you too make me happy in my heart just seeing the beauty of your work!

Pat Gibson said...

So very pretty!

Christine said...

I, too, love that sentiment. You showcased a wonderful photo in such a special way. Did you cut all those flowers by hand? Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

I, too, love that sentiment. You showcased a wonderful photo in such a special way. Did you cut all those flowers by hand? Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

Saints Rule! said...

This is absolutely beautiful! That sentiment brings a tear to my eye! I love the way you brought the flowers into the layout> They frame the photo so perfectly! Wonderful sentiment and wonderful use of it! Blessings...

Judy said...

I love the way you framed the picture with the fushias.

crazyoldsyd said...

I love how you use these awesome stamps in scrapbooking pages. Love Love Love it.

syd egan
sydegan@hotmail.com

Melody said...

Oh, those flowers are beautiful!!!

E. Marie said...

What a sweet sentiment and I love how you showed it off. What a precious picture.

Angela Fehr said...

That is a beautiful layout - simple and meaningful!

Joan DR said...

So much detail, beautiful work and love the sentiment.

JD said...

Stunning! Great work, and what a wonderful picture to treasure always!

nzillingworth said...

Who wouldn't be happy to receive a card with their family on. Smashing idea. Good one for mothers day i think. Bound to leave mum in tears.

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful layout! I am myself a scrapbooker at heart! I know how much detail and time goes into something as beautiful as this! I love the reds....such a beautiful way to display your photo.

Dalene said...

A beautiful layout.Thanks for sharing.

Tina AKA GardenDiva on SCS said...

I've always told my kids and grandkids that "they make my heart happy"....which is the same thing

Maybe your mom and I are kindred spirits !

Danae Fayard said...

So Pretty!

Love


Danae

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

That is SO sweet! I love the picture and that page is a treasure.

Dianna N. said...

Such a beautiful way to frame a sweet photo! It's so inviting!

Marsha said...

Very beautiful page. Lovely layout.

April said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the pretty flowers and sentiment!

britgirl58 said...

Wonderful picture card.

JKB said...

Suzanne, the frame you creted is beautiful and the sentiment perfect for this project. Best wishes for the future.

christi said...

what a lovely picture. your coloring is exquisite. i just love how they envelop the family.

Maureen K. said...

Bleeding hearts are my absolute favourite flower. What a lovely way to frame this photo. Absolutely beautiful.

Karen W said...

What a gorgeous layout and the flowers are fabulous around this.

lauriewe said...

love how you used the sentiment to accent the photo!

rlovew said...

Beautiful Frame! The sentiment is so touching.

Cynthia C said...

Such a sweet idea to treasure forever. Great coloring.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Sue! Love that you used the sentiment with the photo of your mom and kids! Wonderful coloring and framing of your page!

tweetybugshouse said...

what a very nice layout thanks for sharing it with us.

Debby said...

Fabulous layout! The fushias frame your families picture wonderfully!
Hugs...

Annette S said...

Suzanne what a beautifully personal memento for your Mom she will adore this.

Nan G said...

love the fushia framing the picture and your sentiment brings back happy memories!

Bonnie S said...

I absolutely love this card. I especially like the way you framed the photo with the fuscia's. The saying is perfect for this layout.

Gail Goodman said...

This layout is stunning. I love all of the cut work on the fuscias. Gorgeous!

Becca Feeken said...

Suzanne, what a wonderful page! The flowers are simply gorgeous and your coloring is as always, a masterpiece!

Amy D said...

The layout made my heart happy. What a great way to share a wonderful photo with those you love!

MsCraftyLife said...

Happy Blessings Anniversary

What a great sentiment... i must remember that...
What Gifts!

god bless, lydia

Anonymous said...

Love your colors... they make me happy.... like you are with those children!!

Charlotte Ann said...

LOVE your sentiment, and all the exquisite detail of those gorgeous flowers!

Jan Marie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. . .the page and a stamp of one of her trademark sayings. .that we can now all use! What a blessings!!

Tam said...

That is really pretty!!

Ann said...

How very special and pretty.
Mstgane
Ann

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Love the bleeding hearts!! Very pretty card.

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful layout!!

Kathy Robitaille said...

Amazing creation Sue!! Wow!

amyvonachen said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful sentiment!

Betty said...

Very beautiful and special!

Ellen said...

I just love the bleeding hearts! This is just a lovely design.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. Love the gel pen highlights.

tina said...

very beautiful card and family just love the sentiment

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful memory with a very touching sentiment. The bleeding hearts are fantastic.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Very lovely sentiment -- one that I'll be saying to my granddaughter often!

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

Candy Meyers said...

Great layout and sentiment as well as a fitting tribute to your Mother. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Susan said...

A beautiful sentiment and card. Your children are fortunate to have such a loving grandmother.

Linda Carson said...

Awwwww that just melts my heart! What a beautiful keepsake! Love it!

TrinaM said...

A fantastic layout - thanks so much for sharing.

PJ said...

What a beautiful layout, and memorable and loving picture. Your Mother's sentiment just oozes from that photograph. That memory is a "real keeper" and what a nice thing to say to anyone special in your life.

pj

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Suzanne!
Your page is so beautiful. I love the sentiment. You are so like your Mother.
such an aorable photo. I love how you hve the bleeding heart flower surrounding it.
Hugs Maz

Sherry said...

beautiful!!! love the flowers and the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Great project!!! So sweet!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1 at aol dot com

Pam said...

This is wonderful! I love your mom's quote. Your LO is stunning.

Francie G. said...

So very beautiful! Love the sweet picture and those beautiful flowers framing it! Fabulous!

Carol Q said...

what a stunning beautifully coloured card Suzz and a lovely sentiment.

Caryn S said...

That is a lovely picture of your mom and her little grandchildren! Love the bleeding hearts and the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, colors are so perfect, lovely sentiment

Ruth S.

Carol :) said...

That is so, so pretty! Can tell your Mom loved being with your children!

Carol :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful layout with such special meaning.

Vicky said...

Whaat a sweet memory. Did a great job with the layout.

Traci S. said...

Wow! I have never thought of using the beautiful fushcias upside down to make a frame of them! It is beautiful. It is a beautiful layout, and now your Mom's words will be one of her marks on this world used by many, many people! You really worked those flowers beautifully!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Serena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love what you did with those flowers!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful page and wonderful tribute to your mom. Thanks for sharing.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Suzanne, what a gorgeous way to frame that sweet picture!

Cheryl L :) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Marionment said...

What a lovely memory. It will be cherished always.

Lynne said...

Your layout is so totally awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this memory and your art with all of us.

Penny Reed said...

What a sweet saying - and you did it up so beautifully.

Kathy Jones said...

What a wonderful page you've made as a tribute to your Mum!! The cutwork on those flowers must have taken you AGES!!! Wonderful picture, love the sentiment and touching story!

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiment and your flower frame is goregeous!
Lu Cram

Linda R said...

This is gorgeous.. And the sentiment is so sweet..

Hugs, Linda

Kay Lusnak said...

The detail work is so pretty and what a beautiful story of your mother.

gogogonz said...

You inspire me.

D'sCreations said...

Absolutely lovely! What a lovely photo and layout!
Disne

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card. love the flowers and what a special photo. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Susie Hardin said...

I love the way you used this stamp. Very cute!

Holly Young said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the flowers!

wendy2512 said...

This is so beautiful...what a lovely way to show your mom and babies with that pretty sentiment..fantastic border...TFS..:0)

Wendy Thompson said...

How beautiful your layout is I just love the colours

Deborah Saaranen said...

Such a precious quote by your mother...such a beautiful design by you!

Sharlene l said...

Ilove this page. Oh so pretty.

Lucy said...

very sweet; love the thought of how our contentment starts with our hearts (thoughts, mind, will, emotion)

Bleeding hearts are a great way to enforce the thought!

Anonymous said...

Love how the flowes frame the photo and you have picked up the colors so well. Excellent job
Christie ANderson
kikikay@hotmail.com

Kris Turner said...

Beautiful frame for a wonderful picture! Great tribute and beautiful artwork.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is gorgeous framing with those flowers, beautiful coloring! sweet pic!

Stacey Mowery said...

What beautiful bleeding hearts and so sweet to frame your Mother with some of your children! Truly a picture to cherish!!!

Stacey Mowery said...

What beautiful bleeding hearts and so sweet to frame your Mother with some of your children! Truly a picture to cherish!!!

Lara Mosby said...

A beautiful project. Picking the sentiment was a great way to honor your mother!

Nancy said...

I am an auntie to a precious three-year old. Couldn't agree more with Grandma's sentiment. Lovely card.

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Carol E said...

What a beautiful memory you made, thanks for sharing it. Love the sentiment.

Vickie O'Dell said...

What a versatile sentiment. I'm glad you showed it on a layout. It's beautiful!

Jill said...

Wow! You've used the flowers so strikingly here! They really stand out and frame the photo so well. Just lovely!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love how your flowers frame the picture and they are so lovely, and the sentiment is just in the right spot, not taking away from anything, but enhancing it all. LOVE this!

Mary D. said...

love the layout!....you did a beautiful job framing the photo with the flowers!!

Rona said...

Absolutely beautiful saying and layout!!

Laura said...

Lovely, and the dragonflies just finish it off perfectly.

gogogonz said...

I loved the way you colored the bleeding hearts. Beautiful.

BarbaraB said...

Beautiful layout! The 'Bleeding Heart' flower goes well with the sentiment.

Miriam said...

What a nice tribute to your mother! I like her "saying". It is so true. You have created a beautiful page--so special with your mother and your children. This will be a treasure forever! Bless you for sharing!

Marie D. said...

Very, very nice. Love your page.

Scraps2treasure said...

Beautiful layout and I am so glad I decided to see what blog hops are about and you get to win. I participate but never really hopped much. Glad I did

Monica
Scrapbook New and Review Staff
scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful memory to create for all to see and share. Lovely colors. tdharris1@cox.net

Pati said...

Very Pretty, love the stamps you used to frame the image and your coloring!

Greta said...

Incredible layout--a treasure!

Janice said...

This is beautiful! Love how you cut out the hanging flowers!

Betty Wright said...

Suzanne, this is wonderful! A truly heartfelt page with your mom and boys! Love all the lush flowers with the sentiment! Beautiful!

Maureen R said...

A perfect project for a Mother's memento.

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done!
Jan

Chrisd said...

Such a beautiful project to remember a special time for Grandmom and her boys. The coloring on the flowers make it even more wonderful.

Anonymous said...

My heart is happy seeing this---thanks for making and sharing it. Jennifer in Ohio

meemee48 said...

What a loely family scapbook page!

Juna Christian said...

Beautiful LO

Doreen said...

Very nice! Lovely colors.

scrappingnana said...

What a beautiful layout.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love the Bleeding Heart flowers and your colouring is wonderful. What a great sentiment this is.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Lovely tribute to your mother and beautiful scrapbook page.

Kelley said...

Suzz, this is so amazing! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! WOWZERS!