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Saturday, January 8, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  Well the holidays over and most teams and challenges are resuming their regular schedule.  Today is the first Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge for 2011!!

I want to personally welcome our two team members, Silke Ledlow and Pat Smethers.  We are so excited to have you join us on the Challenge team!!! You both inspire me with your talent and gorgeous creations.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenges each week!!

This week's Challenge:
A new year has begun and an old year has ended....use something new and something old from your stash.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, January 13. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not submit more than once.  Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not qualify for comments or 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. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by January 13 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC42. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my challenge creation:

For my card I used the Full of Grace- Faith, Butterfly single, butterfly die and Butterfly Embossing plate
available at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The new items I used for my creation include the Full Of Grace-Faith set, the embossing plate and the ecru trim.  The old items I used were the Basic Grey Curio designer paper, punches, Labels 14 die (spellbinders) and black wrinkled ribbon. My butterfly is colored with copics.  The little butterflies are the negative pieces left from punching the butterfly border with the Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch.  The embossed butterflies are distressed with Bittersweet Distress ink as are the edges of the sentiment panel.


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Francie Gumprecht
Pat Smethers
Sabrina Jackson
Silke Ledlow

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!  Have a great weekend!!


martina's kaartjes said...

wow, what a superb, elegant card ! great job,
greetings, martina

Jan Hennings said...

Very pretty and great verse!

Cor* said...

This is just gorgeous Chris! Truly inspiring! love the colors, butterfuly and sentiment!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Beautiful, beautiful card. I love the colours and the large butterfly and the sentiment is so true. Brilliant crafting.
Fiona x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris, gorgeous colors. I am loving that butterfly punch. :)

ChristineCreations said...

The perfect border punch! So rich and deep wit the black in the design. Lovely card Chris!

Alyssa S said...

Wow, Chris! This is so soft and beautiful! Love the touch of the little butterflies around the sentiment.

Francie G. said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! Fabulous design! Love the Spellbinders diecut! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, this card just melts my heart!!! Such BEAUTY and detail.......LOVE it!! I hope you'll have a blessed weekend with your little family! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Shazza said...

a lovely card Chris x

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh, this is soooo pretty!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, that is stunning, love the sentiment to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

LINDA said...

Simply gorgeous card..Such a beautiful sentiment.. Hugs, Linda

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous card Chris and I love the sentiment!
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is GORGEOUS I love that sentiment!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Chris!! This is so beautiful hun!! I adore the butterfly!! :) Hope you're enjoying the weekend!HUGS

Silke Ledlow said...

Thank you for the warm welcom Chris!!! You already know how thrilled I am to hang out with you all again!

Your card is as always gorgeous! The colors are sooooooo fabbo and them!!! Perfect design and use of the new Set!!!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs ~S~

Monique said...

Wow this is so beautiful... Wonderful warm colors!!

Terri said...

Very pretty, Love that sentiment too!

Ms. Jen said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris. That sentiment is just beautiful!

Melodie said...

Your card is so beautiful with wonderful colours.

Tina said...

As always, just gorgeous. I love your colors and that butterfly, it's just perfect.


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