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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope all are well and enjoying the weekend!! I know I am...today I have some away time to myself shopping without the kids.  I treasure some quiet time since I do home school my girls.  I love my girls but I guess we all need some me time...right?  I always look forward to going out for a bit and then within an hour am ready to go back and see them...funny, huh?

Well anywho...today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. 
This week's Challenge:
Well...it has been a while since we had a sketch so this week I created a sketch for our players and the talented challenge team to play with.



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,
December 9. 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 are not using ODBD stamps, however, you may only enter your creation once. 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 December 9 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC40. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.


Now on to my creation:


Normally I don't use such bright colors but I just love the look of the Mitten Weather snowflake paper from Cosmo Cricket.  So vibrant and cheerful, isn't it? The sentiment is one of the new releases from Our Daily Bread Designs called Christmas BlessingsThese sentiments make great inside sentiments as well!!

I used a brand new embossing folder from Sizzix sent to me by my dear friend Crystal. Thanks hun!! I just love the folder and will use it again where you can see more of the floral poinsettia background!  I punched the bottom of my one panel with a half snowflake border punch from EK Success.

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 am entering my card in:
Lots to Do - EmbossingStamp It Crazy - ChristmasCrafty Little Place - anything goesPaper Cupcakes - Anything GoesOne Stitch At A Time - Celebrate and Bling It UpAlphabet - e for embossing
Gingerloft - Bows Tuesday Throwdown- Embellish it.Stamp with Fun- adventGoing Grey - Anything Goes
 The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe (I chose Die Cut, Make a Card, Holiday theme)Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!


Have a great weekend!!
hugs,

39 comments:

Patter Cross said...

Gorgeous Chris! Love how you used two different dies for the sentiment! Have a joyous weekend!

crafty creations said...

Stunning card Chris - such beautiful rich colours - love the new embossing folder too

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx HIlda

xGemmax said...

Wow its stunning hun and love the rich colours :o)
hugs and xxx

joni said...

Gorgeous card Chris! I too love that paper and I love the embossed paper and the snowflake border! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris this is beautiful the sentiment is so lovely to, the papers and design is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a gorgeous card with a beautiful sentiment. I love the colours and the layout. Fabulous work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful Christmas card.

Padster said...

Gorgeous bling! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey sunshine! how r u? so glad you stopped by. it's been a while and i do apologize. as always, your card is gorgeous. i love the red & black and i'm so jealous of that awesome stitching!!! absolutely fabulous.

how u holding up? weather good? family good? GOOD!

hugs & smiles, my friend.

Crystal said...

WOW Chris this is GORGEOUS, LOVE LOVE these colors, and your awesome take on the sketch!!!! As always your stitching is one of a kind gf!!!! LOVE this!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh - I LOVE quiet time away with out my kids! We were supposed to go to have Breakfast with Santa this morning and my sweet husband has been gone all week for business and he said I could stay home this morning and enjoy some quiet! I LOVE IT!!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL time and feel refreshed and ready to be with them again!

Anyways - YOur card is stunning! Love the red, black and white and all of your details! Have a blessed day!

Suzy said...

This is really pretty! I love the reds. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety! :)

ChristineCreations said...

What a fun sketch Chris! This looks like a great card with all that red and brown.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my friend, this is one stunning card!!! I LOVE the red and black and all of those little special Chris touches!!! :D. Enjoy your "me" time. I know I'll get to do the same thing this afternoon ;D. Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Chris! Love the bright colors and the embossing!

My DH is retired and my mom lives with us, so I know what you mean about some me time! I love them both, but we all need some time alone! Hugs! Have a blessed weekend!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just simply stunning, hugs Pops x x x

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Chris and I love the sketch! Your stitching is awesome and the sentiment so touching. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Chris!! love this color combo and the way you layered your dies!! what a wonderful sentiment too! great job hun!
take care
hugs & blessings!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love all the red so dramatic with the black. Beautiful sentiment thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Tami said...

Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. Wonderful job!! I really like all the different patterns of red paper

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Chris, as always, your work is gorgeous and the sketch you created is FAB!! I hope to play along with it:)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oops, forgot to thank you for playing at STAMPIT CRAZY challenge this week!

Lori said...

I've missed commenting on the last several posts. Amazing projects and cards, gorgeous!

laney said...

Stunning card and beautiful sentiment!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too
hugs
laney

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Chris! The colors and patterns are beautiful together! Fantastic sketch and wonderful sentiment card!

Kerri said...

Oh I love how you used all the red! That looks gorgeous, Chris! I hope you enjoyed your time to yourself and got lots of shopping done:)

Lynn said...

Simply stunning and love the cute bows:)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Huggs
Lynn x

Jaqi said...

Beautiful, love the richness about it, very nice indeed

Abby said...

Gorgeous.. love red! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! Hope to see you at the next challenge :)

-Abby

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful use of the sketch girl!! I love your papers!!HUGS

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely stunning Chris! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Superb card! Great layers and texture on this one. Happy to have you at ACLP.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Kelly said...

So pretty! Love the sentiment and all the layers are awesome!

Mel said...

Okay...let me try again since my previous attempt didn't work. I love the colors you used and the lace. Beautiful card! Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

lisaplus5 said...

your card is lovely. the sentiment is so special!! thank you for playing along with us at TPV!!

Tessa Buys said...

I love Cosmo Cricket, too :). Beautiful card. Thank you for playing at The Paper Variety!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

The sentiment, the stitching and details! Oh MY! Love it all! Thanks again Gingerloft Challenge.

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