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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hello All!! Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all have had a great beginning to your week!!  We had a great weekend visiting with friends as well as visiting with my brother and his family.  My only wish is that it could have been longer.  We were very blessed to have had this opportunity and for that I am thankful.

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.


This week's challenge will last for two weeks and ....
Is 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 Sunday, August 5th at 8 p.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 Sunday, August 5th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC117.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my creation:
Since most of the team went more feminine on their take for the sketch, I thought I would challenge myself to a more masculine creation.  I added stitching and distressing with Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink and with a distresser.  The verse I used on this card is from Our Daily Bread Designs: Scripture Collection 1. The paper I distressed is from Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection.


Card Recipe:

ODBD Stamps Used: Scripture Collection 1
Papers: Timepiece Collection by Bo Bunny
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon (Memory Box), Tim Holtz Clock and spinner, Spellbinders  Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, tassle


I also made this creation for Stampin Sister's in Christ which is to make a card that is CAS,  Tuesday Testimonials Linking Party Always anything goes with Scripture (Scripture on the inside, and the post) , and Word Art Wednesday- use a Scripture or encouraging sentiment, or the free digi Scripture given on the site.  I added some stitching but it is very CAS for me.  The Stampin sisters in Christ challenge is based on Matt. 11:30:
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

I often wonder how others who are not Christian's go through life without the Guidance and comfort of knowing that God is there no matter what the circumstance.  If He died for us, what can't He do for us.  What a comfort to know that God is in Control!!  It is easy to leave it to God...it just takes Faith.  My favorite verse pairs nicely with this week's featured verse: Trust in Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6



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.

Please if you have time leave some extra love for dear Sherry since it is her last week as guest designer at Our Daily Bread Designs.  She will truly be missed as part of the dt.  She has been such an inspiration to us all both spiritually and creatively.  Thanks Sherry!! See you in blog land!! 

challenges I am entering my card in:
 Creative Card Crew -  #15 Black Card Stock Paper and Such Design   Stitching Real or Faux
 Craft Your Passion - Black and White plus One Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 

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


54 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Absolutely gorgeous masculine card, Chris! I love that paper! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic card Chris especially for a male, the papers, colours and distressing look top notch.
hugs
Lorraine x

Amy Johnson said...

One of my favorite scriptures! Love the clock!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful, x

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris!!.....awesome masculine card, love your colours and take on the challenge, the little ti,me piece adds the perfect touch!!
Love & Hugs

Saints Rule! said...

I love the rustic feel to this card Chris! The warm colors, watch face and distressing give it such a classic air! Beautiful!

Frea said...

Hello Chris, what a pretty card, love the vintage feel it has. Hugs, Frea

Sherry Kushibab said...

Fabulous take on the layout - How perfectly you have used this time piece, and DP to give more significance to it this great scripture, one of my favorites - it is all about His time. Hugs!!

Grace said...

Chris this is such a cool masculine card!!! Love the dp and the TH time piece is the perfect touch! Your choice of Scripture is just perfect with your design... all done by design and it shows!
hugs,
Grace

Rosemary said...

an absolutely stunning masculine card, chris!!

Jan Marie said...

What a great card, Chris! Love the CAS and the distressing and the use of the scripture with the DP and the clock face! Very clever and very beautiful! Blessings!

Meghan Olsen said...

WOW! I LOVE the brown!! The bow is really beautiful with the verse and most especially the clock!! It looks so vintage and beautiful!! I love the bent effect you made on the edges!!
Hugs,
Meghan

Tammy said...

Chris!!
this masculine card is anointed AND gorgois! (that's american french for uber gorgeous:) I lov eyour interpretation of the sketch and how you tied the papers, embellishment and last but not least the powerful scripture ---all together:) Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) Huge hugs:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tammy said...

Chris!!
this masculine card is anointed AND gorgois! (that's american french for uber gorgeous:) I lov eyour interpretation of the sketch and how you tied the papers, embellishment and last but not least the powerful scripture ---all together:) Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) Huge hugs:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Ani said...

What a lovely take on the sketch! Thanks for joining our challenge over at CCC! Hugs, Ani

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!! How Masculine!! I love the dp and the clock fits perfect with the ribbon and distressing!!
I love you!!
Hugs,
Nicki

Monika Reeck said...

love the vintage look on your card and the embellishment is a good touch on your card...really Adorable card...good luck with the challenge :)

I am also joining the Craft your passion challenges, my card is Nr. 30, would you mind to see it on my blog and would be so glad if you like to leave me some love :), many thanks before...hugs, Monika

Sandee said...

You know, I would never have thought to use that scripture for a masculine card but it soooo works!!! Gorgeous Chris!

Elle said...

Awesome guy card. And the brown on black is great. Thanks fro joining us at CCC this week.

Annie Anya said...

Great card design Chris. Like the colours you used as they blend in so nicely. Have joined your blog as a new follower...love your style.luv annie

Michelle said...

Chris - What a beautiful card! I love the distressed elements and the colors. The clock is perfect! Thanks for taking the "time" to join us at SSiC this week.
Blessings,
Michelle

Jennipher said...

Great creation Chris and your thoughts are definitely something to ponder. I just don't understand how people can go through life denying God. In the last year I have ran across two people in cyberworld who were very quick to tell me they were atheists. Despite all I tried to do to show them Christ, it just ended up a big ole mess. But the Bible does talk about us being unequally yoked and I shouldn't of had these people in my circle of friends.

Conniecrafter said...

Love your masculine take on this sketch!

Jo said...

Saw your gorgeous creation on MIM and had to take a closer look. This is fabulous. Hugs Jox


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Karen Letchworth said...

This is a great card, Chris. I always ejoy seeing your pretty cards, and am so grateful for your participation at Word Art Wednesday.
I hope you're having a great week.
Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the color scheme in your card. I also wonder how anyone go through life without His comfort. Blessings!

Stephanie said...

Beatiful! Thanks for joining Paper and Such for our challenge this week!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!!

craftybunny said...

Super masculine card.Love the vintage look and the clock is a great touch.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Julie said...

This is just so gorgeous! I love that aged/vintage feel you have going on! It is so perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Chris! What a beautiful card. Love your attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at the Creative Card Crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

Helen said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the sketch you've used! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Marlena M. said...

Chris, I love your card! Thank you for sharing your inspiring work with Word Art Wednesday. ;)

Wendy Swenne said...

Wow, beautiful card. Love how that ribbon looks a bit like a cross.

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.

Wendy

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