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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!  Today we are taking a break from the unpacking of the house to work on the outside since the weather is going to be so beautiful.  I just love landscaping and working in the garden so it will be a fun break.

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  It has been a while since I could join the talented team.  I have missed it tremendously!


This week's challenge: 
Use three of the letters in the word “Spring” for your embellishments, materials, or  your image. Example- s=stitching, p=pink, r=ribbon, i=ink, n=nestabilities, g=green  Please let us know the letters and items you used.

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, April 20th at 8 a.m. EST. 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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, April 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC104. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Card Recipe:ODBD Stamps Used:  Prayer of St. FrancesBird Borders and Corners
Paper: Prima Botanical
Embellishments and tools: Spellbinders Persian Accents, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Prima blue roses, Martha Stewart leaves and twig punch, May Arts Blue silk ribbon, Bow Easy

The letters I used include:
S= Sponging, P= Punches, R= Ribbon, I= Ink, N= Nestabilities, G= Green

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.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 111 - Bingo (Flowers, Diecut, Blue)
Simon says Stamp - Use Your favourite tool (sizzix for dies and embossing)
2 Sisters - #87 Flowers
Little Claire's  - #19 Spring
Sugar Creek Hollow -  Die Cuts or Punches
Delicious Doodles -  Loads of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  Spring colours/pastels
Pixie Dust Studio -  Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!



Karen W said...

Beautiful card Chris!! the colors are so pretty.

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your card is so PRETTY!!~ Enjoy your new home!!~

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow chris! i'd no clue you were moving! bad stef! so? where did you move to? and you must email me your new address!

believe me, i have been thinking of you. your card is absolutely gorgeous!

things are really good with me. i got baptized on easter sunday and SON was there too. i am truly blessed.

wishing you many years of happiness and wonderful miracles in your new home. may it be filled with blessings!

hugs :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so happy to see you posting but most of all the move went well and you are settling in.
I have thought of you often during this transition and knew with your faith it would help you with whatever came your way.

You have chosen one of my favorite- I have several St Frances statues in my gardens-seem to bring lots of
It is a beauty and so fitting
Hugs to you sweetie

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another phenomenal creation, Chris. It's absolutely gorgeous and your detailing is amazing. Love everything about this card!

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEE this is STUNNING Chris, ABSOLUTELY gorgeous design!!!! You came back with a BANG gf!!!!! So glad to see you posting, MISSED YOU!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my sweet friend, I have missed you!!!! I am super happy that you are enjoying your new home and how fun to put your personal touches on it by doing some landscaping!! Love your card and I am so with Crystal, you came back with a BANG!!!Absolutely breathtaking card!! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!!! I know moving is a pain, and then moving far away is even more different, but you will adjust, and im sure you love your new home too!!!

Greta said...

Love your colors & how you used that lovely prayer. Enjoy your day--moving is so stressful. Sunny here today, too, & it just makes things look brighter all around!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,had no idea you were moving sweetie,gosh must be really hard,so much too do,glad you are sill,making your stunning,cards Hun,no one,ever pays as much attention to detail,as you do Hun,always just pure,class,take care sweetie,sorry not been over so much but having not been,well for a few,months,now its taken its toll,but will be over too see you more often Hun,love hugs Cherylxxxxx

Grace said...

Just beautiful Chris! I love the framing and the clouds are the perfect backdrop for the prayer! Oh it's so good to have you back to creating!!! Hoping you are having a great weekend!!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Love this Chris! I'm so glad to have you back! Glad you are settling in and managing to find most of your craft supplies! It sure looks like you brought a heavy dose of delightful mojo with ya! Blessings...

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris!! beautiful card.....and welcome back sure were missed!! I love this verse, and you displayed it so Beautifully!! Love it done in blues!!
Love & Hugs

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kathy said...

Beautiful card and design, Chris! I love the blue bow and flowers with the DP! It is SO nice to have you back again!!! We all missed you! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings! Kathy

Jan Marie said...

It's good to have you back, Chris and you and your family are in my prayers as you settle in and adjust to your new home and community!! And. . your new yard! Love your beautiful card. . the intricate layers, the roses, that perfect bow!! Blessings and hugs!

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you are moved and getting settled. It does take awhile and with spring and the warmer weather gardening is so much fun.

Gorgeous card Chris with amazingly beautiful details. Beautiful prayer you have shared. What a fun and exciting challenge. Hope I can work it in but right now life is on the fast track. Please be sure to share some pics of your beautiful home when you get a chance. Have a blessed weekend! "Hugs"

pinky said...

Hi Chris, glad to hear you are now in your new home. May you have many blessings and happy years in there:) I love this particular prayer, its very popular over here in Ireland. Your card is just amazing! Big hugs

febe said...

Beautiful colors and paper. :)

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Anonymous said...

Welcome back Chris!! You have been missed in blogland. I hope you are enjoying your new house.

The prayer and card are gorgeous. Love your framing and the dp!


Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful! Love how you framed the verse!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, chris!! so glad you are able to start crafting again!! hugs & blessings for an easy transition time in your new hone!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just fabulous, hugs Pops x

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my Chris - how beautiful.. love the scripture and the pretty blooms...Thanks for playing along in PDS ribbon challenge and good luck!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Oh how pretty Mom!! I love the blue and the flowers are gorgeous!!Awesome verse and clouds too!!Beautiful as always!!

Holly Young said...

Now this is just too beautiful! gorgeous punching,,,the entire card is lovely!

Thank you for joining us this week at SCH! We loved having you!

Holly SCH DT

mixamatoasties said...

Your card is very beautiful and thanks for linking up to Totally Papercrafts. Unfortunately the "Bingo" challenge is now closed and this week's challenge is "Things With Wings". I've had a look at your card and unfortunately can't see anything with wings.

Sorry about that but we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Susan x

Arabella said...

Lovely card and so elegant Chris!

Thanks so much for joining us for the Spring Colours (Pastels) challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


Dorothy S said...

Your cards are always lovely and this is no exception. I especially like the coloring and sponging. Thank you also for your support of our cards.
Dorothy - aka etsdas on SCS

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
Teri x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A lovely card showcasing the prayer. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles and hope to see more of your work in the future


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