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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I hope you are all having a good start to the weekend.

Today I have the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge to share with you.

The team would like you to create a card or project

that has a colored image.

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, July 22. 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.

If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC21. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge:

Since so many challenges are focusing on Christmas in July including the Stamping in Time Challenge at ODBD, I thought I would get a head start creating a calendar for my Mom and Dad for Christmas.  I used the Sing for Joy stamp set and the verse from Christmas Verses at Our Daily Bread Designs.  

My dear blogging friend Dawn has been sharing her wonderful calendar pages on her blog for some time.  I so loved this idea as a Christmas gift that I had my dear husband create me a calendar holder as well.  I then printed off the calendar templates created by Cat at SCS here.  It has all the months for 2010.  I hope soon that I can find a template for a 2011 calendar so I can continue my calendar pages.
Lexi's Creations  -real or faux stitching
Ooh La La Creations- Christmas
Pollycraft Monday- Bold and bright
Practical Scrappers- embossing (i used heat embossing)
The Crazy Challenge- It is hip to be square
Shabby Tea Room #18- Christmas in July
Papertake weekly- in the garden (my pine tree boughs and bird)
Little Red Wagon- Use a tree on your project
Stampavie- Anything goes
 Stamping in Time- Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Get a headstart 
All sorts Anything Goes
Creative Belli- Alter it
 Magical Crafts- Christmas in July
Freshly Brewed- Christmas in July
Fabby n Funky- Christmas in July
For more inspiration, please visit the challenge team:
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is amazing. I love the design and the colours. Your projects give me such a glow sharing your faith. Thank you for the inspiration.
Fiona x

Lisa B said...

You wowed me again with another one of your gorgeous creations! I just love this!

Patter Cross said...

Good gracious girl! Look at all of the challenges here for this gorgeous calendar page!!!!! WOW! I am lucky if I enter one challenge! LOL! I love your entire December page. Every detail is perfection, and love how you colored my favorite bird! :) Beautiful, beautiful! Blessings,

Jan said...

Beautiful calendar and I love cardinal's! The little bit of red gingham ribbon adds so much :)

Crystal said...

OMG this is STUNNING Chris LOVE LOVE the calendar!! Oh my girl!!! What a stunner!

StephC said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love it! What a fabulous calendar. Thanks a bunch for joining us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge. Hope you'll play along again soon!

Chrissy D said...

I just LOVE this idea!!! Beautiful calendar and it would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a blessed day!

Debbie said...

Simply lovely ... what a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Anneke said...

wow, that is a wonderful calendar!
Thanks for the great idea :)
Hugs Anneke

Tracey said...

Beautiful calendar :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Angelwood said...

Oh Chris, this is so gorgeous! What a brilliant project - anyone would be proud to have this on their desk! big hugs, Angela

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Chris, I love this! I had my hubby build me a couple of calendar page holders a long time ago and have neglected to fill them this year! I'm such a lazy crafter!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Chris!!! This is so creative, love this idea!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend & thanks for playing along with the Belli challenge!
Hugs & blessings!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness...this is amazing.. I know that your mom and dad are going to LOVE this.. You picked the perfect stamp for December.. Great job Chris.. Just stunning.. Your hubby has talent..:)

Tracy said...

this is stunning, such a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Pollycraft Challenge, I hope you will join us again, Tracy x

theneon said...

Hi there -- you and your husband make a fabulous team -- this is a very beautiful and special gift.

PapierGirl said...

What a lovely Christmas calendar - and what a great job your DH did! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Ceal said...

Chris this is Beautiful! thanks for sharing with us Belli girls

Anonymous said...

This is just Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Nana said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Very elegant and beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at the "Crazy challenge" this week! Hope to see you again.
hugs Nana

maxine said...

Beautiful work thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations this week

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,This is so BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lori said...

Love this project! The cardinal is beautiful, and the quote, it's a piece of art!

Wendi said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous and what a clever hubby you have
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la and sharing this with us

chris said...

Chris this is truly gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Chris I love, and love this idea hun!!! Your calendar is perfect gift for christmas anyone(even me) would love to receive this gift!!!!! Beautiful job!!!!

I had to show hubby so he can make me about 5 of these :) so I can give them as gifts for Christmas as well!!! Thank you for sharing hun, its always nice to get new idea's!! :)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!!!
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...


Kim said...

Your calendar looks so pretty. I always get a bit of a jumpstart on Christmas around this time of the year. Thanks for another wonderful entry at TT.

Melodie said...

super idea, your calendar is fantastic.

Annika said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the calendar frame and your design just takes my breath away!

Avril Tanner said...

So Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

steph said...

Awww that's lovely! Thanks for joining us for the papertake weekly challenge! x

little angel said...

beautiful work! it's really nice and sweet
thanks for playing at CCT

Heather said...

Oh my this us just beyond stunning. I have no descriptive words for it :D What a wonderful idea ... stunning image and has just the right bit of country feel to it. I can see this adding a touch of warmth to anyone's home .. and the scripture is one of my favorites .. not just for Christmas. Glory to God in the highest!
Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful, and what a wonderful gift idea. Your DH did a fabulous job creating the calendar frame, and I love your stamped page. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Earline said...

This project is super cute just love it.

Francie G. said...

Just beautiful, Chris! What a fabulous idea!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris Olsen, you are officially the queen of amazing pieces of ART!!! Oh, and your DH is quite the handyman making this awesome frame!!! This is such a fabulous idea and great gift!! STUNNING!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

A.J. said...

Such a beautiful project - lovely image and design.

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Betty Wright said...

Chris, this is just amazing! Gorgeous design! Beautifully done!

Lesley said...

Beautiful project, what a lovely gift! Thanks for taking part in the Magical Crafts challenge xx

Valérie said...

oh superbe et quelle bonne idée

thanks for joining us at SAM this time


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