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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I have been gone all week visiting family.  I was looking forward to coming home and seeing my dear hubby but it looks like mother nature does not want to cooperate.  I am stuck due to the snow.  Good thing I worked well in advance and have some creations made to share....Today I would like to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

This weeks challenge:  Is a sketch!!  Since Pat Smethers is now a full time designer for our Challenge team, I thought it would be nice to welcome her by honoring her with a "sketch case"  Isn't this card beautiful?

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 3. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

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 3 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC50. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch using some more gorgeous sneak peaks at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I am so excited to share the new die and matching stamp set called Eternity to be released on March 1.  It has such gorgeous quotes and a frame which fits in a customized die made by Spellbinders especially for ODBD.  How cool is that!!
For my card I used some Kaisercraft English Rose designer paper and gold glitter paper from American crafts.  The lace is from Joann Fabrics and I wove some silk May Arts ribbon through it.  The roses are from Wild Orchids.  The bottom of my card is punched with a Martha Stewart Shell border punch.  The flourishes are die cut with a Bosskut die.  The leaves are created by a Martha Stewart Leaf punch and hand embossing the veins (as well as distressing). The pearls are from ZVA Creative.

card recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs : Sneak Peak of Eternity and specialized die (created by Spellbinders)
paper: Kaiserkraft English Rose, Pink pirouette, gold glitter paper from American Crafts
Tools and accessories: Martha Stewart border punch-Shells border, gold embossing powder and heat tool, Wild Orchid flowers, Bosskut flourish die

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Alphabet Challenge -  "Q" is for Quotes & Sayings
Fussy and Fancy -  embossing and/or paper piecing
Paper Cutz - Spring (the dp is definitely springy)
Stamp Something - something with flowers
Crafty Sentiments  -Spring
Do You Stack Up?  -Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
Paper Play  – Get Sentimental
Paper Romance  - Anything goes
Shelly's Images  - Ribbon
Stampin' B's - Use a flower
Creative Cottage  - fabulous florals / lots of flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Lace and Pearls
The Paper Variety - stitching
Truly Scrumptious -  swirls & pearls
The Outlawz - Prisma & Other Mediums  - punch it up
Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On
Sweet Stamps - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 D
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They are greatly appreciated!
blessings and hugs,


Unknown said...

Hi Chris, love your card its so beautiful, all the details are lovely, especially the needle work around the card, gorgeous!!
Hugs Ageeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi There.

WOW, your card is just divine, so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.

Huggies Angel

Suzy said...

gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety :) Be sure to stop back next Wednesday for our BLOG HOP :)

Francie G. said...

Chris, this is gorgeous! Those flowers are beautiful and the stunning dp is perfect. Love the lace and the way you did the ribbon. Have a fabulous weekend. Safe travels. Hugs!

Unknown said... elegant and pretty!

Thanks for sharing your project with us this week at Shelly's Images for our ribbon challenge.

shulsart said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Victoria said...

this is stunnign hun x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous cards Chris. Sorry to hear you got snowed in. Have a safe trip home.

Judy Rozema said...

Chris, you make the most gorgeous cards! I love your flowers too! Can you shoot me a message or something and tell me where you buy your flowers? They are always so pretty!

Hope you get home soon. Thanks for sharing your card at Paper Romance!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Chris, another gorgeous card, I love the peachy colours and flowers. Thank you for joining in at Alphabet..

Tamara Morton said...

Hi again Chris thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps with your gorgeous card.

Grace said...

GORGEOUS Chris! LOVE the dp and you chose a fabo sketch to use! Praying for safe travels home! hugs,

Becky said...

Chris, these are gorgeous! Love the design paper and love how you designed around the frame.

Julie M said...

Ooh that is lovely, Chris - I saw these stamps this morning on a website and they are high on my want list!!! Love what you've done on this card, it's gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us again this week on PaperPlay.

Julie :o)

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris stunning cards with beautiful sentiments. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, girl, first let me say, I am sorry that you are stuck! I am praying that you will be able to get home to you hubby this weekend sometime!! Be safe, my friend!! On to your card.....OH MY is so gorgeous, so feminine and so Vintage...just beautiful!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Monique said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Chris.. All these cards are so elegant , Beautiful sentiments!!!

Chrissy said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous card, all the details are amazing, really beautiful.

Miranda said...

very gorgeous card Chris, lovely details too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Crystal said...

SOOOO beautiful Chris, WOW girly the deets and colors on this are soooo GORGEOUS!!!! Your work is always stunning btw!!!! :) I tried to call today hope you made it home safe and sound! big hugs sweetie!

Newbie said...

GORGEOUS card! Everything about it is soooooo beautiful! Love the flowers and their color! They go so well with your DP, which is VERY pretty. And love the lace with the ribbon through it!!! BE SAFE coming home!!!

Tracy said...

Chris gorgeous work, I love them, I hope you have a safe journey home.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

patti west said...

hi Chris! Both of your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety! :)

Anonymous said...

Visiting from Sweet Stamps, What a gorgeous card!! You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for sharing with us! I am amazed at card like this. I swear it'd take me DAYS and DAYS to finish a card like this!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait for the release, eeks! The flowers on your card are a fab color, great sketch.

Maria Matter said...

oh Chris, WOW, your card is gorgeous! really lovin' those flowers...just wonderful!

sorry you're snowed in! hope you get home soon, safe travels!
hugs & blessings

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sweet Chris~ thank you so much for making me feel like "family" at ODBD. You are a huge source of encouragement to me! Your card is beautiful, and I am lovin' those new nesties. The senti is beautiful too. Lymi firend!

(See? I am learning to be a part of the "blog" world now! Lol- what have you done!) xoxoxox

Beth aka BR-T said...

Chris your card is amazing, I love how you ran ribbon through the lace!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very pretty. i love the look you gave the card with the ribbon in the ribbon, the pearls and the paper you used. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

Stunning cards xx

Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris - love the layout and the wonderful details also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Chris, beautiful papers and I love how you've used the flowers and swirls as a frame for the wonderful sentiment.

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious.
Heather xx

Sandra P said...

Oh Chris, this is simply beautiful...both of them!

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Shirley said...

These are all gorgeous. It's wonderful how you used the flowers too! It's been great hearing from you too, Chris!

Unknown said...

Oh this is lovely Chris! You have the best papers at your disposal! Wonderful sentiment and the flowers are arranged beautifully! Very elegant! hugs, Angela

Denise said...

Elegant and really pretty. Love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Stacey Adams, said...

Pretty card. I love the glittery stitching and colors. Thanks for joining us at the challenge and good luck!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous card. Love all things scripture. Thanks for joining our sweet stamps challenge.

Anonymous said...

Your creations are so stunning with the flowers and beautiful papers and dies you've used!! I love them!!HUGS

Marcy said...

Just everything about them! Thanks for joining us this week at Do You Stack Up.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards love the ribbon through the lace too! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous take on the Sketch Chris! How in the world did I miss the fabbo new ODBD's awesome! Hugs ~S~

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's 3D challenge!


Eiglas said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at Top Tip Tuesday!

Sue said...

Hi Chris
wow what a beautiful card, gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

frazzled2day said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at PaperPlay & really hope we see you again next week :o) hugs, Janey

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Chris your card is stunningly beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along us at Paper Play. :)

Kristie W. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the big flower on the first one. Thanks for joining us at PaperCutz!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Tiara Moore said...

What a beautiful card! I love the way you hand embossed the veins of the leaves. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy and Good Luck!



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