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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a good weekend!!  Life has been hectic and very busy lately which has cut into my crafting time.  So many things to do and just not enough hours in a day to do it all.  I have to admit, though, that I also have a lot on my mind at the moment and I am not as productive as usual either.

I am not complaining...Believe you me I am thankful for my health and so many other blessings bestowed upon me.

Anywho...It is time for another Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This week's Challenge:
To use gold or silver cording, craft hemp or string of some sort.Sometimes we just use ribbons or whatever is close at our fingertips and neglect to use some of our embellishments. I hope this helps you think outside of the box.

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,
November 11.
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 November 11 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC36. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my creation using the Holly Tag Set, Poinsettia Tag Set, Tag die, 
this months new releases at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The die is a match to all the new tag sets in the ODBD store.

 I created a template of my own to make this bag.  The dp is from Stampin up.  It is retired and I am unsure of the name. The burgundy ribbon is silk and the gold is sheer, both are from May Arts.  The glittery green ribbon is from Ribbon Bowtique at Michaels.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Francie Gumprecht
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I have added this creation too:
OSAAT- Christmas- Traditional or Modern
Sir Stamp a Lot- Christmas Traditions
Tip Top Tuesday - Christmas InspiredA Spoon Full of Sugar - Relish to embellish
The Crafty Pad-#95 Stitching 
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (no images beginning with S)
Critter Challenge - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes

Lexi's - Anything Goes
 Charisma - With Love At Christmas
Going Grey - Favorite Techniques- copics and stitching
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It
Stamp Insanity - Punches

Little Red Wagon - use the color Red
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!  Have a great weekend!!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another beautiful creation. Everything you make looks so rich and elegant. I love the colours and embellishment. Gorgeous work,
Fiona x

Joey said...

Hi Chris

This is gorgeous a beautiful box and so beautifully embellished. I do hope you are able to clear your mind soon.

Francie G. said...

Chris, this is just gorgeous! The gold on the tag and the gold cord are so elegant with the rich colors of the gift bag! Hope you have a restful weekend and that life slows down just a little! Hugs!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful box and love the colors!

Patter Cross said...

Oh man, Chris, this just sparkles with beauty!!! Love it!! You are so creative! And sorry I didn't make it by last week. I rushed from teaching a Bible class to rushing Sugar to the vet. It was a rough 8 days with her. Have a blessed week ahead!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word this is just gorgeous Chris!! I love the gold and it looks so classy on your project hun!! You are brilliant! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!! HUGS

Mummylade said...

absolutely stunning!

Crystal said...

Good Morning Chris!! Happy Saturday woohooo!!!! Your box is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Oh my word I LOVE the gold sooooo elegant!!! You have my addy right?? LOL!!!! This is amazing in every way!! Big Hugs!

Vee said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas creation. Thank you for joining us a Top Tip Tuesday. Good luck.
xx Vee

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just totally stunning,as usuall top top detail hugs cheryl xxxxx

Susan.... said...

Afternoon Chris,
Your beautiful creations so make me smile! l find myself drawn to your blog just to see what you have been up to hehe...
This make is exquisite, just love allthe detail and those ribbons are just perfect !
Wishing you and yours and Super weekend !
Susan x Mallorca.Spain X

Jayne said...

This is beautiful the colours, so classy. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Margreet said...

marvellous creation...thanks for playing with OSAAT

ChristineCreations said...

So gorgeous Chris! Beautifully elegant, the touches of gold really set it off so nicely!

dolcreations said...

Oh Chris..this is elegant and pretty! Whoever receives this beauty is going to be sooo lucky! I love the little bells and that gorgeous ribbon! PERFECTLY DONE CHRIS!

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Traci S. said...

You Go, Chris!

Creating your own templates for this and that, now! Way to Go! When will they be available for purchase? :D

I love the different shades of gold! And, that dp may be retired, but I love it! Your bow is so beautiful! I love the placement of your sentiment. Right under that beautiful bow, where everyone can admire it!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Marlene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Every time I think you wow me, I come back thinking you couldn't possibly wow me anymore...and you do it again. This is gorgeous!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, girl, this is over the top and back!!! WOW, so very beautiful and elegant. I am sorry to hear that life is pretty busy and that you had to cut your creative time, but let me tell you, it sure does not show in this BEAUTY!! Hang in there, my friend!! Have a blessed weekend. Hugs, Sabrina

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous!!!!
Thank you soooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris that is gorgeous love those deep colours to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lori said...

Super pretty Chris! Very professional looking.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...
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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey Mom! love your coloring, paper, ribbon, and goodies!!!!!

Amanda said...

Another beautiful creation Chris!
Thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Tracy said...

A really gorgeous creation Chris.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

BethieJ said...

Chris this is BEAUTIFUL! The colors are so pretty and elegant!
Have a GREAT day!

Beth said...

Hi Chris! Again - incredible! I run out of original things to say! :) So, so pretty!! Thanks for showing off your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!! :)

Davi said...

Very pretty gift bag and the tag is splendid with the beautiful ribbons!

Moira said...


Thanks so much for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next week!!

Melodie said...

OMG, this is soooo wonderful.

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

Gorgeous xx

Peggy said...

This is beautiful. I love the green and maroon with the gold. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris! The gold and burgundy are beautiful together!
Hugs, Tammy

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very, Very Pretty.
I guess it is "One day at a time" and a lot of trust. But would be nice to be back to some quiet time!!!

Lena said...

Chris, another amazing creation. So rich, elegant and preatty. I love the colours, embellies and fab tag.

Kerri said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the gold embossing and that ribbon treatment is STUNNING! You amaze me, woman!

Colleen said...

So very pretty and I really love the gold accents. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch challenges!

Dawn B. said...

Your own template...what can't you do.. I have to say I never use metallics too much. I LOVE this.. SO pretty Chris..

Maria Matter said...

You are so AMAZING my friend! I love this Chris, just gorgeous!!!
I hope you had a relaxing weekend and life calms down a bit for you! Sending prayers & hugs your way!
Take care!!

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Chris! The gold is so elegant and you sure did a great job creating this template!!! I love it!!! Hope you were able to get some rest today and things settle down soon! Hugs,

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is GORGEOUS!!

Annika said...

It is so beautiful! all the mirror card borders and these gorgeous golden berries and lush, lush ribbon... and to think you created the template yourself - wow!

Christine Riley said...

This is so beautiful, Chris, the beautiful gold and the elegance of the sentiment . . . just gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow, Chris, this is stunning. What a gorgeous project!

Kelley said...

Chris, this so gorgeous! The gold touches are so beautiful!!

Deanna said...

Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!Fabulous project.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Stunning! Love the rich elegant colors! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Vacation!

Lori said...

So elegant, thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge over at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

Vee said...

Fabulous Christmas creation. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous gift idea Chris!!! Love the colors and the embellishements you've added!!! Hugs ~S~

KC said...

super cute bag! what a great idea! Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

Chrissy D said...

Chris - this is such a beautiful gift. Gorgeously presented! Thanks for the call today, it was nice to talk to you today. (((HUGS)))

The Crafty Den said...

HI Chris, what a gorgeous creation. I love the colour scheme and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

marsha said...

What a beautiful Christmas creation! Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week!


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