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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Happy Saturday All!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!  Our neighborhood has been quite the busy place.  Yesterday NBC moved in the area to start the "Extreme Makeover" 1/2 mile down the road from us.  It is kind of fun to see how it all works although I must stay I am keeping a little bit of my distance cause the area is swarmed with volunteers and workers etc.  It is a 24 hour job and the traffic of trucks etc. is unbelievable...

Anywho....I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD...

This weeks challenge: A sketch!!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, August 26 at 8 a.m. EST. 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. Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by August 26 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC73. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch...after looking at my end product, it looks like I took a few liberties that normally would not for a sketch but it was too late when I figured it out.

ODBD stamps used: Weave in Faith
Papers: Basic Grey Capella, Kraft, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Spellbinders Jumbo scallop, seam binding, doily, prima flowers, EK Success punch

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here

Challenges I am entering:
BasicGrey -  #51 Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C101 Bingo*
Designed 2 Delight   Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers -#69 Emboss it
Inspire Me Fridays- anything goes
365 Cards - vintage plus green
Crafty Ann's -  scallops and or fancy borders
Phindy’s Place  - something new- new flowers
Poodles Parlour -  anything goes
Simply Create - distress
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything goes in August
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 
Stamp Insanity -  Anything goes
Stampin' B's -  Distressing
The Paper Variety -  Use thread
Truly Scrumptious -  #63 Lace 
Ruby's Rainbow -  #10 stitching
Deep Ocean Challenge -  Light Blue
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!



Becky said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love how you did that embossed strip and that lace is so pretty along with those flowers.
NBC -- how exciting :)

Victoria said...

lovely card x hope all is well with you x

Antonella said...

Such a pretty card... I missed your gorgeous cards! The quote you selected is a good one to remember - sometimes it is too easy to just put our heads down and go to sleep.
Hugs, antonella :-)
Don't know how much posting I'll be doing, I have been out and about lately... hopefully things will improve :-)

Joey said...

Wow Chris this is so striking, gorgeous colour choice. Joey x

Unknown said...

Very pretty, love the doily!!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, my sweet friend, you have done it once again!! You have managed to blow me away with your amazing creation!! I love every little detail about this one and that awesome!! Thanks for always making this challenge so much fun! Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love the dp and the doily.

Sandra H said...

This is a great sketch and l love your card :) Sandra H

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful Chris! All your elements fit together perfectly! Miss you!!! big hugs, Angela

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Chris! Awesome details :) ....hugs, ~S~

Saints Rule! said...

Love your card Chris! That doily is amazing! And I love the flowers you added as well! {{hugs}}

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Chris! Love the use of the lace! I need to learn to work with lace! Those flowers are so beautiful! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Amy Johnson said...

How exciting to have 'Extreme Makeover' right down the road from you! Love your card. The trims are beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Chris1 Love the colors, the real lace doily, and the flowers! Wonderful sentiment! Really cool about the EO down the street!

cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous hun the colors are just beautiful hugs cherylx said...

That embossed strip is just wonderful and then you go and pair it up with the lace, beautiful!

Evie Stoneman said...

Wow beautiful - I'm loving this site. That's a really pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Stunning colors beautifully, a very nice card.
Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week!

Janeen said...

oh Chris, your embossed piece is so beautiful i had to click the picture to see a large version as your piece looks just like a beautiful piece of vintage lace. Thanks for entering the Embossing Challenge over at Speedy the Cat's friends and Mark's Finest Papers.

Tracey said...

Having worked on TV commerical shoots I am always blown away by the amount of trucks, equipment and crew - I can only imagine how much bigger that is for Extreme Makeover!

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow - I hope to see you there again soon.


Jackie said...

Beautiful card! Glad you could play along with TPV!

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card with great stitching, thanks for joining us at RRC this time hope we shall see you again, good luck xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is gorgeous Chris, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Cec said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the crochet doily and the lovely colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Hannah said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the colours and layers of ribbon and doily :) thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

Basslady said...

a wonderful card with gorgeous layers and textures!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marlies said...

What a gorgeus card! Beautiful details!
Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious
hugs, Marlies

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, love the crochet, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Lim said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details.Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog.

Kelli Green aka Cajunstampingqueen said...

wonderful card!!! thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

Saron said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge; Anything goes!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, great embellishments and stitching! Thanks for taking part in RRC xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow, this is awesome Chris. I am really in love with the pretty crochet lace and flowers. Well done! Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,

Jacki Daniels said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at poodles
Jacki xx

Unknown said...

Chris: Wonderful card! love the verse and the trims you used, Glad you joined us for Challenge #50, Distressing, at Simply Create.

Simply Create Design Team Member

Jo Nevill said...

Your card is stunning Chris, very elegant.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo x


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