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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Happy Saturday Everyone!! After 3 feet of snow, high winds, and no electric for the past couple of days, I am back!!!!! You should see what it looks like here! Yikes!! Unfortunately we are not out of the woods yet since we have a storm warning with another possible six inches before 6 p.m. tonight. We were suppose to go to a wedding today an hour and a half away today but it looks like we may not be able to make it since a state of emergency has been declared and no one is allowed on the roads except for an emergency. Our electric is going in and out even after our power did come back during the night last night. I sure hope we don't lose power again...we have a generator but it is to run our heat, not the luxuries of lights, stove, and etc....Hopefully I will have a chance to visit you all this weekend and catch up on the blogging I have missed while the power was out...
Anywho...... Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs and Saturday Spotlight Challenge!! I hope everyone has been having a good start to their weekend!! I am hoping for a weekend with out snow!! after all the inches of snow we have received thus far this week!!! So in keeping with my snowless theme, I created some springy or bright colored cards for you.

This week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light is....

to think outside of the box....Create any card or project that is not an A2, A6, or A7 rectangular card. It can be a different fold (diamond fold, joy fold, easel, accordion, step, sidestep etc.) or a different shape. If you are stumped or want to try something new, the resources section at Splitcoaststampers has many awesome tutorials for you to use.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, March 4. 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.

As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by March 4 at 8 p.m. EST.

If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC4. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I created an easel card for the Out of the Box challenge using the sneak peak of Happy Easter and Easter Blessings from Our Daily Bread Designs!! My image is colored with copics, cut out and popped up on dimensionals. The die behind the image is a Labels Thirteen die from Spellbinders that I just received!! I framed it with the Fleur De Lis Spellbinders. The dp is from Basic Grey Wisteria. The ribbon treatment is threaded through a Lattice Border from Spellbinders. I dry embossed my image panel with the Script folder from Provocraft. I plan to give this to my Mom and Dad for Easter.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Sneak peaks Easter Blessings and Happy Easter
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria, Violet cs, white cs
Accessories: Provocraft Script Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, Silver Baubles, pearl heart button
Spellbinders: Fleur De Lis, Labels 13 and Lattice Borders

other challenges:

Die Cut Dreams: Easter

Kaboodle Doodles~fancy folds.
Everybody-Art-Challenge~easel card.

Stamp Something Challenge- a recipe of ribbon, buttons and dp
CRAFT......sparkle and ribbons
Cute Card Thursday...ribbon

Crafty Creations- -Pop it Up
Incy Wincy Challenge: Add Texture to your creation

Practical Scrappers: Stamps

Totally Gorgeous - For Mom
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Sophistacats - Embossing

Lexi's Creations - anything goes

For more inspiration for this Our Daily bread Designs Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Thanks for stopping by today and for your comments!! We would love to see you join the challenge!!



For this week's challenge at Saturday Spotlight,

the Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to go the opposite from last week's challenge and clean things up a bit on your creations! What does that mean? You can make a nice CAS style card (meaning 'clean and simple' style), or make sure you have clean edges and paper for your creation. Please interpret this how you'd like!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...

(click HERE to go to store.)

**One lucky winner from the challenge this week drawn from will receive a special code for a $10.00 shopping spree at Whimsie Doodles Stamps!** (Now that is worth putting a card in for!)

Since this week's sponsor is Whimsy Doodles, I used one of their digital images for my creation this week called Leah Bunny. I colored her with copics. As I was coloring, I sure was wishing I had a greater variety of copics too use. Oh well...can't have everything.... Since I had to get a lot of things done quickly for fear of losing power with the horrendous storm we were having, this card is very CAS. Very appropriate challenge for me this week. The shape of the card is created with the Spellbinders Blossom Die. I think the colors look very much like Easter. Don't you think? It isn't perfect but the image and shape, I hope make up for the imperfections.

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 SSHP19

EXCITING NEWS ... Would you like to be on this list of talented Diva's??? Well put your best foot forward and check out the DT Call our leader has in place until March 19th. You can see all the details on the Saturday Spotlight Blog.

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!



Anonymous said...

The ODBD stamped card is beautiful ,gorgeous colours and die cuts beautifully used and arranged

Susan , Europe

Cheryl said...

Breathtaking Chris,the colours and papers are so pretty and your attention to detail perfect!!!
Hugs xx

America said...

I LOVE your Gorgeous ODBD card Chris! Purple never looked so good! :) And what an adorable CAS card!! So precious! tfs :)

Carol L said...

Both cards are just beautiful, but the purple ODBD just took my breath away! Purple is my favorite color, and the way you used it on that card is just AMAZING!! I love how you colored the flowers and the fleur de lis accents just bring them to life! Awesome job!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Your cards are beautiful. It's always a joy and encouragement to visit here. Your work is so inspiring.
Please take care in that horrendous weather and God bless.
Fiona x

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Chris! Your details are always amazing! Wonderful coloring!

It's great to see you back! Hope your power stays on! Sorry you might miss the wedding, but it sounds like home would be the best place to be! Hugs!

Grace said...

GORGEOUS easel card Chris!!! Your cards are always amazing! Every little detail is perfect!

Karen W said...

What a gorgeous card, the colors, the image everything about it is stunning!

Darlene said...

Both creations are absolutely brilliant! LOVE all the beauty of your purples creation and the simplicity of your SSHP card is amazing! HOW DO YOU DO IT!! Is there a style that you haven't mastered! Awesome job Chris!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Chris!! You so rock girl!! AMAZING creations lady!! i adore your pretty purple creation at the stunning and beautiful!!

And of course you ROCKED the SSHP20 challenge this week girl!! I adore that image and the beautiful blue colors with your shape style!! So clever and a wonderful CAS design sweetie!! Thanks for ALL you do!! Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!! Hope you still have power!! HUGS

Crystal said...

WOW Chris these are AWESOME creations....LOVE the purple easel card...soooo gorgeous!!! Your cas card looks soooo cute and what a great design!!! Stay warm sweetie!!! Hugs!!!!!

cheryl said...

wow hun breathtaking images such wonderful stunning colurs bless your heart once again for joining us over at incy and OSAAT do not forget to see what our new challenge will be and the top 3 too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Kim said...

Lovely cards, Chris! The violet one is just gorgeous and the bunny card is so cute! Love the Blossom Nesties usage on that one. Stay warm, girl! I can't believe all the snow y'all are getting!

Margreet said...

gorgeous cards Chris.......both so the colouring of the bunny girl!
xxx Margreet

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous pansies on such an elegant backdrop for your first card and stunning coloring on such a fun shaped card for your second card! Good luck with the latest round of winter weather!!

shelly said...

wow what a beautiful card chris! thanks so much for sharing over at crafty creations challenges. xx shelly

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,love the colours ,it is so elegant.tahnks for joining us at lexis creations and good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, thanks for joining us at OSAAT with your beautiful card, I'm sure they will love it, I also really like your blue card, so cute, hugs Liz xx ps don't forget our next challenge starts Sunday xx

stampinfrog said...

Both of the cards are beautiful Chris!Love the purple(my fav color)easel card!Your parents will love it!
Stay SAFE and WARM Chris!

Sam said...

Another great card hun and thanks for joining us again this week at OSAAT. Hope you'll pop back tomorrow to check out all the winners and our brand spanking new challenge.
Sam x

Lori said...

Oh, how awful for the bride and groom :{ A state of emergency will certainly affect the guests. I love the side step card, colors, and can't wait to see all of the new stamps! Your spotlight card is cute! It looks perfect to me....

ChristineCreations said...

My goodness Chris, what a crazy last week you've been through! I hope things begin to get back to normal for you guys soon! You've created a stunning card today. It really shows off these gorgeous violets! Beautiful work!

stitchy said...

Oh Chris, that card is just beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you again for entering your beautiful cards at our challenge..good luck hun!!
stitchy xx

Spyder said...

What a stunning blue!! Love your card! Thank you again for joining in with OSAAT's challenge!!

Moshie said...

OMG!!! Your easel card is so pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
Hugs, Diana

Unknown said...

Love this bold vibrant card! You should also enter it into the Humble Pie> challenge this week, it is easel cards!

Love the shape of the second one and the darling image!
Prayers for your warmth and safety! We went through this the week of Christmas!
Kim xXx

Tina said...

Both cards are incredible.
Hope you're able to stay warm and safe with all that snow!

Faye said...

Snow!! Enough already! I'm not suprised you've made such a pretty spring card, with lovely colours. Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors and image on the easel card, and the cute bunny and shape of the second one. Thank you for joining us at EAC!

Anne said...

oh dear Chris, the poor bride and groom will be devasted if half their guests don't show. What a terrible shame.
Such a gorgeous cards you've made too. Love the Easter one, very pretty card
Thanks for playing along with Lexi's Creations, keep safe and warm
Anne x

Dawn B. said...

Chris I am not sure which one I like better.. These are amazing.. I love the purple.. My favorite color. I hope you are safe and sound now.. Wow 3ft of snow. I cannot even imagine..

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Chris, hope your weather improves very soon!! Now where to start Chris just loooove your violet/purple card such wonderful detail as usual! Such gorgeous papers and image. Love your bunny card too, lovely shape, take careX:)

Danni said...

I hope you get a break from the weather soon and no more losing power!! Hugs!
Gorgeous creations! Love the first one, so pretty and the second is so cute!!

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Beautiful card, thanks so much for joining us over at OSAAT, and good luck!

gina g said...

Beautiful creations as always. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Sabrina Jackson said...

OMGoodness, Chris, this weeks challenge card is over the top gorgeous!!!! I absolutely love the purple and the silver heart so pretty. I ams ure the bride and groom would not want you to get in trouble being out there in the streets with all of that snow. Be safe my friend. Hugs and blessings to you, Sabrina

Karen said...

Oh Chris this is gorgeous, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Tam said...

Hi Chris,

Awesome card. Awesome detail and colours.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Fern said...

Chris, the first card is just gorgeous!! Love the purple and white, the fancy corners and the flowers are beautiful!! Your parents will absolutely love it!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Practical Scrappers!!
The second card is adorable... Love the sweet image!!
I am so sorry to hear that your are getting so much snow and more to come.. Stay safe and warm!!

Rufus said...

Two great cards. The first is elegant and the second is cute!

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that purple one the best though! Thanks for playing our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

Suzie said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

Victoria said...

these are gorgeous Chris, I love visiting your blog! perfect for our Easter Challenge.

Thanks so much for playing along at Die Cut Dreams this week.

Lexi said...

Gorgeous! I love stitching and fabby use of purple! Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Adorable cards Chris both are really beautiful , thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Maria Matter said...

Your ODBD is beautiful Chris, love the color!!!

Fabulous CAS spotlight card! Leah looks so sweet sitting on this darling shaped card!
Blessings, Maria

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely to see your work at Lexi's Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at TG this week. Glad you are managing to craft and post in spite of the awful weather you're having.

Kat x

Trimgym said...

Great cards, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Mandy said...

Stunning card Chris, so beautiful, love the colours.
Hope the weather improves for you.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats, hope to see you again next week
hugs Mandy DT xx

Sue from Oregon said...

so absolutely beautiful!

Unknown said...

Superb cards as always, Chris, love them, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

So very nice. Thank you for stamping with Practical Scrappers this week.

Jodi said...

These are just gorgeous Chris! Love the coloring you did on your CAS card too!!
Jodi =)

Leann said...

These are beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Magda said...

Beautiful card. I love colours and shapes.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
Magda x


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