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Saturday, February 4, 2012
Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge.  I am currently away looking for a house in Virginia since this past week we received a signed contract on our house in New York!! God is good!! Praise God in this dwindling economy, He provided us with a buyer and an excellent real estate agent.  Now I pray that we find the right house in Virginia.


This week's Shining the Light challenge is:
Since it is February and we are acknowledging national heroes (President’s Day) or people who are special to us (Valentine’s Day) in the U.S. , the challenge team is challenging you to acknowledge and case a crafter you admire or a creation you admire changing just two elements to make it our own.

Please let us know who you cased and leave a link to their creation as well as tell us what you changed.

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, February 10th 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 10th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC95. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

This was a very fun challenge for me.  I just wish I was able to case many more than just one.  Unfortunately my time has been very limited lately.  I was deeply honored to have the opportunity to case my dear friend, Sabrina.  Sabrina is not only very talented but she has a heart of gold.  I just love her!!!  Not too long ago, she sent a gorgeous vintage tag she created to me.  I  love and cherish it so, that I just had to case it for this week's challenge.

 I changed the flower ( I made mine of lace), the colors, the sentiment, the dies, and the background was stamped using the Grunge Butterfly Background and the It is Well with my Soul Background

Tag Recipe
Accessories: turquoise seam binding, baja breeze ink, SU striped grosgrain ribbon for leaf, lace, stickpin and beads, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, heart charm, love charm, Spellbinders Grand Caliber

While this tag is not necessarily Valentine's, it is based on a love theme.  Who loves us more than God himself.  What a comfort to know that He is with us in both in the storms and in the rainbows of our life.  What greater love did the Father share with us than to send His one and only Son into the world to die for us and give us eternal life.  I know that amidst the trials our family has faced an continue to face in selling our home and now putting an offer in on a new one that He was a comfort directing our paths in every step of the way.  It is during the low points of our life that we can truly see His leading and feel His comforting hand carrying us through...if we trust in Him.

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

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Fabulous Friday – Ribbon and / or Twine
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything but a Card
Poodles Parlour , Anything
Card and Scrap -Shabby Chic
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything but a card with a sentiment
Charisma Cardz  Vintage
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything goes
Delightful Challenges -  Punches & dies
Do You Stack Up? - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times -  At least 1 heart clearly visible
Creative Belli  #136 hearts/Valentine
Word Art Wednesday- It's a challenge to use scripture or an encouraging quote on your card. 
This week's verse they are focusing on is:

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I look forward to visiting your blogs when I return. Have a great weekend!!



Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful tag and the sentiment is so inspirational.

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, this is such a stunner, love that flower with the crochet background!! Hugs, Frea

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is just GORGEOUS!!~

Joey said...

Chris this is so beautiful, it makes me want to reach out and touch it with all the texture. Gorgeous! Joey x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very elegant!

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous Chris!! I can see why you would treasure something like that!! :) Blessed to have your crafting around me again my dear!! Praying and wishing you find your new home!! BIGGEST HUGS

Saints Rule! said...

So very pretty Chris! I love the lace flower, seam binding, the beautiful rich color and stick pin... I could go on and on... You are so right, Sabrina does have a heart of gold! Love ya both! Blessings...

Becky said...

Beautiful tag Chris, wonderful colors and love all the little details.

Rosemary said...

your tag is just stunning, chris!! hope the house-hunting goes well!! hugs!

Kathy said...

So beautiful, Chris! So many little details on this and perfect case of Sabrina...she does have a heart of gold! Hope house hunting is going well! Blessings! Kathy

Linda . J said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house Chris and I hope you find what your looking for.
I just love your vintage creations your a master at these, wish I was lol. Beautiful colours and love the flower.
Hugs Linda

Cards By Jan said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Chris!! I especially love your colour choice, your ribbon and flower add just the right touch!! hugs

Danni said...

Truly gorgeous!Love the pretty colors you used, that blue is beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful Chris that flower and the ribbon look stupendous the verse ,crystal and design is superb.
Lorraine x

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous tag, Chris! So many beautiful little details...a great CASE of a great designer!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, absolutely STUNNING colors and embellishing. So feminine and beautiful!

Jan Marie said...

This is so very beautiful, Chris and so very Sabrina!! You captured her style perfectly!! Love the frlly, girly details!! Wonderful CASE!! Hugs and blessings!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! This is sooo shabbylicious, Chris!!!! I just love the colors, papers and how you used the lace and all the other details...gorgeous to the max!!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous sweetie, fabulous colours too, big hugs love Pops x

Grace said...

Wowza Chris! What a gorgeous tag... and a beauitiful case of our Sabrina! Her style is so pleasing and feminine... and you have captured it perfectly! Love very single detail!!! So thankful for your good news and have been thanking the Lord!!! It's almost over my friend... hugs and blessings!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi again Chris! I know you're busy with your own DT responsibilities, but I would SO LOVE to have you play along again at Word Art Wednesday. This card is just stunning. I also wanted to encourage you to play along in our Blog Hop February 9-13. Your beautiful and inspirational work is such a tremendous blessing to us, and I'd love to see you join us. Hope you're having a wonderful week.
God's blessings to you,
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Chris, playing catch up again, your creations are just stunning, your books marks are so pretty with their crochet flowers and love your beautiful heart boxes. So pleased to hear you have a buyer for your house, wishing you lots of luck on finding a new home, have a safe trip, take careX:)

Michele Roos said...

This is such a beautiful tag Chris. Love all the details and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful tag! The colors and details are amazing!

Kelley said...

So very pretty, Chris!!!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEE Chris this is a stunner, I absolutely LOVE the blue and all the lace...Totally GORGEOUS!!!! Look at you go with all the inking, LOVE IT!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Chris! You are a blessing and an encouragement to me. Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday. We are blessed to have you join us. I hope you're having a super week in the love of the Lord.

Sue B said...

Wow this is gorgeous Chris! I love your stamping and the beautiful sentiment! So many wonderful details in this tag! It's a stunner!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, love all the embellishments you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Krista said...

Really love what you made! It looks really vintage!
Thanks for joining us at AUD Sentiments Challenge.
DT AUD Sentiments Challenge

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful tag, Chris. I love the blues and embellishments.

Praise God for selling your home! I pray the move is smooth for you.

WencheP said...

This is so pretty. I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Anne Bente said...

wawww it is beautiful♥

100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring♥

jimlynn said...

WOW! So many fabulous details on this gorgeous creation! Love the colors you used and everything else about it. So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning inkwork Chris - this is one gorgeous project!
Thank for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the Have A Heart challenge
Laurie xx

Suzi Mac said...

This is gorgeous Chris, I love the design and the fabulous elements you've used. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your adorable work. Hope to see you join us again soon.
Suzi x

Jytte said...

Just lovely !! Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap :)

Markey said...

Very Cute with the Love /heart Trinket and the GIANT bobble rhinestone

Thanks for joining the Creative Belli Challenge

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the crinkle ribbon flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!!

Lisa xx said...

beautiful work, and what an inspiring verse, thank you for sharing with aud sentiments xx

Emma Williams said...

An absolutely stunning piece of artwork~beautiful!
Good luck and thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge.
Emma x

Jenny Evans said...

Gorgeous tag!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!! :)

Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation Chris, love all the details. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments "Anything but a card" Challenge.

HUgs Ali x

Jacq said...

Hi Chris,
WOW Oh My Goodness this is simply Stunning!!! Love the verse, the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the embellishments on this tag, they are simply beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour with this Stunning creation and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Stacy said...

Sweet Card! Always glad to see your name on our list!
Thank you for joining our month long
LOVE challenge at

STACY, Fresh Brewed DT

Ruthie said...

Thats such a cool project - love it!

Thanks for joining in the Challenge at Aud Sentiments


Meghan Olsen said...

Wow mom this is beautiful especially since this is mine!! LOL!! I love the blue!! The gem is gorgeous and my earring looks amazing on this book mark!! LOL!!
I love the verse!! The flower is amazing!! The lace is so pretty too!! I had to look at the charms!! LOL!! The pin looks gorgeous along with the music sheets!!! The green and white ribbon looks exactly like a leaf!!LOL!!
TTYS!! Love you!!

Meghan Olsen said...

Wow mom!! How stunning!! Especially sense that is MY tag... LOL!! I love the flower made with lace and all the beads on the pin with the blue!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OH MY GOODNESS! this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the trims, diecuts, colors.. well, all of it!

Thank you for joining us this month for our LOVE challenge at
Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Hope to see you at our rubber stamp release hop on Saturday.

Heather D.

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous tag, Chris! I love all of the lace and detail!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our Love challenge!
Warmest Hugs,


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