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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Happy Saturday everyone!! Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs - Shining the Light Challenge and Saturday Spotlight Challenge.

For this week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge, the team would like to challenge you to use red or pink and bling on your creation since tomorrow is Valentine's Day. It need not be a Valentine's Day creation.

To make the challenge even more fun, there will be a prize of a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store for participant randomly chosen!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, February 18. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.

Now on to my creation:

For this card I used the stamp set You Will Find Refuge from Our Daily Bread Designs. Chickadees are one of my fave birds and I find this verse so comforting. I used some Imaginesce paper and some scraps from my scrap bin for the dp. I love bling but believe it or not I struggled with how much to put on it to not take away from the beautiful bird. The little pearls and silver baubles seemed subtle but yet elegant. What do you think?

Stamps: You Will Find Refuge-Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Imaginesce, Bitter Chocolate, Pink Pirouette, Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Spellbinders Lattice Pendant, Spellbinders Lattice Border, MS pearls, ZVA Creative Pearls, Silver Baubles, May Arts Pink Ribbon, Cuttlebug Vintage Corner die

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
We hope you can join us for the challenge! If you do, please leave a direct link here to Mr. Linky. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC2. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Today is a new Saturday Spotlight Challenge!! I love this challenge. It really challenges you to think outside the box.

For this week's challenge.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to use a household item on your creation...but NOT a craft item! Use safety pins, dryer sheets, household cleaners, paper clips for doing a technique or using as an embellishment.

This week's Saturday Spotlight is

Victoria Case Art Designs

(click HERE to go to her store)

One Lucky participant of the challenge this week will be randomly chosen to win four digital images of their choice from Victoria's store.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Stamps: Matthew from Susanna Custom Arts and Card Designs
Paper: Nook & Pantry- Basic Grey, Chocolate chip, dusty durango, white, water color paper
Accessories: paper clip, board clip, twine

This image is Matthew illustrated by Victoria Case and sold at Susanna's Custom Arts and Card Designs. I colored him in with water colors. The layout uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch. The colors uses the color challenge at SC this week which is Shadow Chocolate Durango (sage shadow, Choc. chip, and dusty durango). The household items I used on my creation are paperclips, twine and a board clip. I distressed my creation with sand paper (another household item) I plan on using this card for my nephews upcoming birthday. He calls his sister "sissy". I was going to add a big smooch from sissy but thought that I might be pushing it there so I went with the hug. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired by my creation to join this week's challenge. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

*Vicki (creator/coordinator)

REMINDERS For The Saturday Spotlight:
Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations before Friday at 3 p.m.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP18

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed all my creations. I sure enjoyed creating them!! I hope you are having a great weekend!



cheryl said...

wow chris once again 2 stunning cards,so love your DP you use wonderful detail,thanks for sending me to flutterby wednesday,have entered it now thank you love hugs cheryl xxx

Dawn B. said...

Wow Chris you have been busy.. I love the ODB card.. Chickadees are my fav too.. They are going crazy here today.. Lots of snow.. The second one is a great way to use your around the house and the image is adorable...Thanks so much for filling in this week.. Great job.

Stef H said...

i'm sure u already know what i'm going to say! holy moly girl! these are gorgeous! that OBDB is to die for and your spotlight card is too much fun. you really take my breath away. now if only i could learn from you!


Patter Cross said...

Oh Chris! I just LOVE the layering and sewing on your creation. Perfectly perfect. :) I really need to quit being lazy and open my sewing cabinet. LOL! Blessings,

Silke Ledlow said...

Your ODBD card is beautiful - Chris!!! Your second card is adorable and the paperclip is a fun embellishement!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Cheryl said...

Oh my....I love that's so comforting, right? It's gorgeous Chris...amazing shapes and layers, and I love that bottom panel tucked with that fabby ribbon!

And your 2nd creations is just as precious...what a sweet image...I love your detailed embellies!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Two gorgeous cards. If I had to choose the first card is so inspirational. I love the Scripture - it's so comforting.
Fiona x

Sharon said...

Hi Chris: Your bird card is delightful! Just the right amount of bling, IMHO.
Just wondering ... are there two challenges going on your blog? ODBDC and Spotlight Saturday? Where do I upload a card for the Spotlight Saturday challenge using a household item?
aka Celticrafter

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous ODB card; your chickadee is colored so realistically!

And your second adorable card proves that you really never need to buy embellies with all the fun, 'in-stock' supplies already at home!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful ODBD card Chrise!!! and adorable 2nd card!

Darlene said...

Fantastic creations as always Chris! Thanks for filling in for Vic again this week ... you are a life saver!! Your ODBD creation is gorgeous ... love all the stitching and of course I think Matthew is precious and so unique on your SSHP creation! AWESOME job my friend!!!

Francie G. said...

The ODBD creation is amazing, Chris! Fabulous details! Just gorgeous!

The second card is adorable! So beautifully colored!

Grace said...

LOVE your ODBD card Chris! The pink is just sooo pretty and not one we'd often think of for the bg of a bird... and wow do I love it! Your SS card is adorable and so clever as always! I don't know how you do it but you sure do it well!!! Hugs!

Lori said...

Your ODBD card is so lovely! Wonderful details. The little boy card is so cute with his little dino shirt. I'm working with paperclips right now, as a matter of fact, lol.

Lisa Foster said...

Chris you ODB card is GORGEOUS! Your work is so amazing! You never fail to inspire me! Love your VC card adorable!

Crystal said...

WOW girl your first card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The creations you come up with just amaze me and always sooo beautiful to look at!!! Your second card for Saturday Spotlight girl is soooo super cute, what a fun and adorable card!!! Great use of the household products too you rocked this challenge sweetie!!!! Enjoy your weekend!!! Huge Hugs!

stampinfrog said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris!Love the image and color combo on the first one. Your nephew is going to love his birthday card.Fantastic birthday list on the card and always I am in awe of your GORGEOUS coloring!

Kerri said...

That ODB card is stunning, Chris, and the SSHP card is super cute! I love the birthday list, and I can only imagine his wrinkled up nose when he reads the part about his sissy LOL!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, my friend, I absolutely love the ODBD card you made. As always the perfect stitching around the edges and those pearls...just FABULOUS!! The second card is so that little guy. I have him and I have not really used him yet. I guess it is time to get him out of his bag and ink him up ;D. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Becky said...

Gorgeous, but the ODB card is so elegant.

Andrea said...

ooh chris, what a super stunning cards
the card above I like the most
very chique
hugs andrea

coldwaters2 said...

Two totally fabulous creations Chris I am so in love with the first card that bird and the Psalm is just pure perfection and the second is wonderful thank you for this wonderful inspiration

Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards! I am so loving the ODB stamps. I have seriously got to order some of those beautiful stamps! You used such beautiful paper and elegant embellies to accompany that set!
Great use of household items for the second carrd too! Love the image and dps!
Kim xXx

Annette Bowes said...

WOW Chris, how do you keep producing wonderful creations again and again! Love your chickadee bird, coloured so beautifully. Love the birthday wishlist too, interesting challenge that one, take careX:)

Susana M said...

Hi Chris
I heart how stunning your cards are especially with such diverse themes :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Beth aka BR-T said...

I don't know how you do it, your cards are so immaculate and perfectly laid out! Beth

Mandy said...

gee chris...just beautiful work from

Kathy Jones said...

Chris I can't even begin to tell you how much I love that first card!!!! Love the colours, the layout, all the pearls, the way you did the sentiment panel (I am SO casing that idea) - it's all PERFECT!!!!

Your second card is fabulous too!!!! Such a cool boy card!! :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Hi Chris.
I am so sorry I have been such a bad blogger again this week, I am now trying to play catch up. Your cards are beautiful. You keep on creating masterpiece after masterpiece. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris fabulous cards, so beautifully created and so stunning in design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Unknown said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Chris! Wow! Love it! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris I love your cards.

Pam Varnell said...

This is so classy looking Chris. I love the sewing and all the pearl accents. Your blog is always a treat to visit.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow fabulous cards Chris ... I especially love your little Chickadee!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great layering on your bird card, a delightful display of papercrafting, so well done!

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris...both are magnificent. I can't help but be in love with that sweet bird image. I think it is the most darling and inspiring work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Jodi said...

What a great job you did on this challenge! LOVE the items you used for it, perfect on a card for a boy!
Jodi =)

Maria Matter said...

Two gorgeous cards!!!
Love your SSHP card, brilliant! And your ODBD birdie is so beautifully done...PS 91 is favorite Psalm! Perfect for the image!

Blessings, Maria

Kelley said...

Gorgeous card, Chris!! Love the pink, all the layers and the differetn dies!!!


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