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Saturday, January 9, 2010
Happy Saturday!! What a fun day today is!! Today is the first Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for the year as well as the Saturday Spotlight's 2nd challenge for 2010 (scroll down to the bottom of the post for details on the Sat. Spotlight)!!! This month's Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is to use brown and punches or dies!!! Easy enough don't you think? You do NOT have to use Our Daily Bread designs stamps to win, but if you have them, we definitely would LOVE to see them! Two blessed winners will receive a $15.00 Credit toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store!

Here is my creation for this challenge using the new release Baptism and Confirmation Verses and Confirmation (the dove on the sentiment panel). I used this week's Mojo Sketch-120 for the layout.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Baptism and Confirmation Verses, Confirmation
Paper: Nook and Pantry from Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, white
Accessories: bird charm, pearls and rhinestones, Victoria embossing template

I hope you can join us for the challenge ( to use brown and punches or dies and an ODBD image or sentiment if you have them)
If you do, please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog before January23 at 8 p.m. EST. This challenge will last 2 weeks. If you upload your creation to SC or PCP, please use the keyword ODBDC110.

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

To celebrate Our Daily Bread Design's Member company status at Splitcoast stampers, Kelley is giving away a BIG prize!!! If you visit the ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store! So you have until tomorrow to participate!!

I just love Saturday's and the Saturday Spotlight Challenge. I so enjoy visiting all the entries and blogs and seeing everyone's takes on the challenges for this week. This week we have another fun challenge for you....

This week's challenge over at Sat. Spotlight is to make a Valentine/wedding/love style creation with NO HEARTS used on it!! So think of another way to represent "love" without using hearts!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...
(click HERE to go to store.)

One lucky winner from this week's challenge entries will be randomly chosen to win a 10 pound gift voucher to spend in the store!!

Here is my take on this challenge. I incorporated the Color Throwdown Challenge colors for this week as well as the Wags n Whiskers Challenge to make a Valentine without red on my creation as well and the ABC Challenge which is L-is for layering.

Here are the Color Throwdown Colors

I also used the Shut-terfly digital paper and Shutt-erfly box template available in Lauren Meader's store, My Time Made Easy. I have so much fun creating new projects. The image is from Wags n Whiskers and it is called Steal A Kiss. I watercolored the image and cut it out to give it dimension.

Stamps: Wags N Whiskers- Steal a Kiss
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip and Shutt-erfly Digital paper
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, gold cording, swiss dots embossing folder, Shutt-erfly box template

I hope you enjoyed my creation, for more awesome inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

*Vicki (creator/coordinator)

REMINDERS For The Saturday Spotlight:
Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations before Friday at 3 p.m.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP13

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!


Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card! I love the green ribbon and that fantastic bird charm.

Kathy Jones said...

Two incredible creations Chris!!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Chris! Gorgeous work once again!!! I don't know where you get all of your mojo from, but could I borrow some?! And I luv ya too, my friend!!!! You totally bless me!!! :)

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris both of these are just GREAT!!!! I LOVE the colors on your ODB challenge and today's spotlight awwww is just the sweetest!! LOVE your box and that sweeet darling image!!! Love them!!!

So fun catching up yesterday, thanks for all always being you!!!!! Big Hugs!

Unknown said...

Wow, these are stunning! I love teh colours you've used and the box is such a great idea! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Cheryl said...

That card is absolutely GORGEOUS Chris!! Lovely color combo, image, sentiment and papers...oh, and the ribbon and charm too!

And what a cute box!

Dawn said...

fabulous Chris, the charm is perfect!

your second is just adorable! fab coloring

coldwaters2 said...

Totally awesome cards Chris I love them both but the colours and sentiment of the first one just wins my heart.

Lorraine x

Connie M. said...

Chris!! These are both soooo wonderful!! You not only rocked the ODBDC, you rocked the MOJO challenge too!!

Love your non heart valentine too!! How fun!! Will have to put my thinking cap on!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh girl!! You're soooo creative!! LOVE BOTH of your projects!!! The top card is stunning with your images and I love love LOVE your pretty little box for the SSHP challenge!! The colors are perfect and that image is just as sweet as can be!! What fun!! Looking forward to seeing what everyone does!! ;) Enjoy your weekend my friend!! HUGS

Vicki said...

Wow Chris these are gorgeous! I love the Baptism card! Very Very pretty! Great work kiddo!


Grace said...

Chris you always amaze me!!! You totally rocked the ODBD challenge! That ribbon is stunning!!! I love the color combo and all your details! Great job on the second as well! You totally rock and I don't know how you do it all but I'm certainly glad you do!!! Great job!!! Hugs!!!

jjcreations said...

Great cards. I love the layers, layout and the different pearls on the first card. Beautiful.

Yvonne Hagane said...

They are both gorgeous projects, Chris! Love your combination of colors and patterns on the first card, and the image on your second project is so adorable!!! You have colored it so beautifully.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These cards are fantastic. They are so different obviously but both so well finished. I must have a look at the Daily Bread site to get a hold of some of their stamps.
Fiona x

Darlene said...

Both of your creations are amazing in their own right!! LOVE the stitching on your Daily Bread card and your box with the lovely couple on the front is awesome! You are just so clever!!! I need to take lessons from you, LOL!! Happy Day my friend!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Congrats starting off the first SCS ODBD Challenges!!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!! The rich colors are yummy!!! Your little treat bos is super cute too!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

strawberry fields said...

These are gorgeous! Love the baptism card especially.
Happy New Year
Fiona x

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOWZER, Chris, both of your creations are absolutely amazing!!!!! Love the stunning details in your card and that candy box you came up gorgeous and the coloring breathtaking!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fabulous cards Chris! You sure are one busy lady! Love the detail you always very special!

Kimberly S said...

You've been very busy creating again Chris, they're lovely! I love that the bird is stamped behind your quote in your card, and the colors (and coloring) for your Valentine box are just gorgeous! :)

ChristineCreations said...

OH MY the rich colors on your ODBD card are just stunning, I love that touch of hunter green and the gorgeous velvet ribbon. Beautiful Chris! And beautiful watercoloring on that sweet pair too!

stampinfrog said...

Chris both projects are gorgeous!You have used beautiful papers and color combos.
Stay Safe and Warm on this Saturday!

Jessica G. said...

Wonderfully elegant baptism card and your Valentine treat box is amazing! I'm not just saying that because you filled it with Reese's cups, my all-time fave, either!! Gorgeous color combo with perfect coloring technique and such a fun gift box design!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a beautiful baptism card, Chris! I love the stitching and velvet ribbon w/ the charm. Yummy colors and papers, too.

cheryl said...

wow hun totoally amazing gojus creations,stuning colurs too hugs cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

Terrific! Super cute creations! The combo of papers on the first one is brill...magazine-worthy!

Lori said...

Chris, this is adorable!!! Color combo looks good, have to try it. I agree w/ Allison, magazine worthy indeed.

kris said...

Beautiful creations Chris!!! i LOVE them both... and how sweet is that image you've used for SSHP! awesome!! hugs, Kris

Karen W said...

Chris they are both just gorgeous!! I love this challenge today from ODBD, makes us go out of the box.

Tina said...

Wonderful card! The packaging is great too, how can you go wrong with butterflies.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow I do so love your 1st card is stunning and so very elegant and classy, and your second card is so much a teenagers card, another fabulous image and creation. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Riet said...

Ohhh woww Chris,what beautiful,i love your images and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful ODB card Chris.. I love the colors..They are perfect for the verse. Your box is perfect for those two kissing cuties..LOVE that paper..Great job on both..TFS

Erin... said...

2 amazingly gorgeous creations!!! love all the brown on the first and hen that sweet box is yummy inside and out!

Annette Bowes said...

G'day Chris, oh my you have been a very busy creative girl, should have made a coffee, before I came to your blog LOL! Just trying to catch up of some blogging and hope to do some creating later. So love your cards above and loved the Calender card and the Noah cards, as usual all totally amazing!! Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2010, take careX:) p.s. thanks for popping by lovely to hear from you

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful- love your card along with the hanging charm, and your box is ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL! Perfect Valentine's gift box with NO hearts! :)

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous my friend!
You ODBD card is so beautiful!!!!
Love your little sweetheart box too, perfect image for this challenge!
great post write up too for a busy Sat.!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh Chris your ODBd card is so pretty and classy! Great papers and colors! Love the lil' sweet candy box too! Hugs! :)

Anne Harada said...

Amazing work as always Chris!! I love the ODBD card, beautiful color combo!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend!! Headed over to ODBD blog next!! :o)

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwww, that ODBD card is so rich with all the deep browns, and I LOVE your coloring on that CTD card. :)

Nancy said...

Two very incredible and unique creations, Chris!! I love them both!

Cassie said...

just beautiful chris! i finally got some odbd for christmas and hope to play along this year with ya'll!
where did you find that fabulous green velvet ribbon? it's divine!

Unknown said...

Chris, both of these are incredible! I love the ODB card. That sentiment is wonderful and the ribbon is delish! The little box is fab for the Saturday Spotlight. Love the image!
Kim xXx

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your little box is so cute, and the image is adorable! Great job with the Throwdown colors! Thanks for playing!

Risa said...

Hi Chris,
Your card and lil' box are outstanding! I love the rich colors of your card and the detailing and your images on the box rock! Awesome job!!

Jodi said...

How adorable!! I love this cute box and image! Perfect for the challenge!! Your coloring is so pretty!
Jodi =)

Kristin Eberline said...

Wow! Love how you utilized our paper and Lauren's template! This is so fresh and fun! Perfect Valentine without using red ;]

Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again on Wednesday :)

Lacey Stephens said...

Chris! Oh my goodness! I just love your Steal a Kiss box!! I love Lauren's templates and you paired the two together so well!


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