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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  It is kind of chilly here with lots of wind and fog.  Perfect weather for sleeping...LOL!!  or crafts!

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

The team challenges you t0 a Love Recipe- Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word Love or Loves, hearts, lace and the colors redwhite,pink and white, or both (must be more than minimal..make these colors the main colors)

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 3rd 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 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

This heart box uses the heart box tutorial written by Beate on Splitcoast.  I just love boxes and her heart box looked so beautiful, I had to give it a go.  I used a sentiment (which I love) from the new Mighty Ocean stamp set at Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on Feb. 1.  The dp is from Echo Park Victoria Garden.  The heart shape uses the Classic Hearts and Scalloped hearts from Spellbinders.  The flowers are recycled primas that I crunched, crinkled and layered.  The leaf flourish is from Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish. The other leaves are embossed and cut out with the Martha Stewart's Leaf punch.  The pearl beads, pearl heart pin, and lace were gifted to me by a very dear friend!!!

The inside of my box:

Heart Box Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- sneak peek of The Mighty Ocean
Paper: Neenah White (110 lb,), Echo Park Dp
Accessories: Spellbinders Heart (Classic and Scalloped), May Arts Satin White Ribbon, Pearl hat pin, Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish, lace, ruffled ribbon, recycled Prima flowers, Martha Stewart Twig punch, pink pearl beads
Tutorial:  heart box tutorial written by Beate on Splitcoast

In case you can't read the sentiment, this is what it says:
For as deep as the ocean,
or as wide as the sea,
so is His love given to thee.

There seems no greater love I can think of, even at Valentine's Day, than that of the Father to send His one and only Son into this world as both spirit and human to sacrifice His life on the cross for us.  Thanks be to God for this eternal gift!!

I made this box for Valentine's Day but also as a reminder for someone who will be going through a very serious stem cell transplant shortly.  I pray this uplifts her and reminds her of the Father's love!!

I am also entering this in three other challenges. The Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #123, to make a heart stand out on your card/project which you can find here.  The verse for the challenge is:
Scripture"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

The second challenge is from Cheery Lynn Designs for Challenge #12, to use dry embossing and Cheery Lynn dies.  You can find the challenge here.  I dry embossed the leaves on my creation and used the Fanciful Flourish die.


The Third Challenge is Word Art Wednesday which a relatively new challenge.  The purpose of this challenge is to share quotes and passages of the Bible. 

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!!

Today is Wanda's last day as a guest on the challenge team at ODBD.  Wanda was such fun to work with and her creations were outstanding. She is very talented and I had such a great time getting to know her.  Thanks Wanda!! See you in blog land. You are such an inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!  Have a great weekend!!



Cindy Haffner said...

What a GORGEOUS heart box Chris!!~

Desire Fourie said...

Chris this is just a stunning little 'love' creation.

Becky said...

WOW..This is gorgeous Chris. love the design paper and all those gorgeous flowers and flourishes on the top.

Tracey said...

What an absolutley stunning project Chris!! Just gorgeous!! xx

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! Chris another "Masterpiece" I love the heart box, all the floral, your colours, a very delicate feminine side of creation!! Hugs

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous box Chris!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, I am blown away by this BEAUTY! Seriously, you have outdone yourself on this gorgeous masterpiece! I have the scalloped hearts, but not the regular ones. I think I need to place an order to get them so I can attempt to make a pretty heart box like this! Have a blessed weekend, my friend! Miss ya! Hugs, Sabrina

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful inside and out! You always make such beautiful pieces

Wanda Cullen said...

Chris, this box is over the top gorgeous and what a special gift for your dear friend! Hugs and thanks to you for your leadership on the challenge team and for inviting me to guest design! I've been so blessed by chatting with you ladies but will continue to see you in future challenges! Thanks, too, for your sweet comments! Will continue to pray for things to fall into place with your move!

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful:) Sandra H

Jacqueline said...

i love it!!! :)

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful project Chris. I know the love in every detail will help lift her spirits as she goes through the stem cell transplant. I love the papers you selected and the sentiment is perfect for the purpose! Have a great weekend!

MariLynn said...

Chris, this is just amazing. All the little details are just fantastic. I really love the sheet music sides. I'm glad you shared your box with SSIC. HUGS!!! Saying a prayer for your friend.

Sandie said...

I love this!! I spied on Splitcoast Stampers too, and in the middle of making one :-) All the tiny details, elements you added are really beautiful... thanks for participating in this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Miesje said...

Hello dear friend! Love your "love" box! Your work always impresses me! It is beautiful! Always good to see you - you are in my prayers always.

Karen Letchworth said...

Chris: This is another GORGEOUS project. I hope I'm not bothering you by saying this, but...I'd love to have you link this up at Word Art Wednesday. I'd so love to have your beautiful work in our challenges. Your art shines with His love, and we'd be so blessed to have you with us. At any rate, thanks for sharing this beautiful box. Have a blessed weekend!
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

Traci M said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love that sentiment also, it is so true. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation, Chris!! And thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, have a blessed week!!

Melodie said...

Fantastic, dear Chris.
I love your wonderful loops!!!!!

Kelly said...

I am speechless...It's been ages since I have stopped by for a visit and the first thing that I see is this GORGEOUS heart box. Beautifully done Chris...inside and out! I'm off to see what other awesome creations I have missed.

Unknown said...

Wow. Everything about it is simply beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this on my Word Art Wednesday challenge. I keep looking at it and saying wow. :o)

We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art at Word Art Wednesday. Have a great day!

Louise said...

Hi hunni!
WOW! This is so amazing - it must be the cutest looking heart box I´ve ever seen :) Stunning papers and ou have decorated it so beautifully - it looks adorable!


Rosemary said...

an absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous box, chris!! you are such an amazingly creative and talented crafter... and super sweet, too!!! hugs!!

Kathy said...

Chris, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! I love every single little thing about this!!! So much love put into this, what a blessing it will be for her. Blessings! Kathy

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Chris this is beautiful what a lovely shape, the design and colours are truly wonderful, this is so awe-inspiring.
Lorraine x

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful design and amazing details, Chris! Lovely trinket box!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Chris, this is stunning! It is so absolutely gorgeous and scrumptious! I just love it and WOW, who needs a gift with a box this lovely!! Hugs and blessings!!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! The inside is just a beautiful as the outside!!! Rich in details!!! You always rock these boxes gf! Hope you had a great weekend! TTYS!

krcmasterpiece said...

What an awesome box! I love valentine's colors. Thanks for playing with us @ WAW

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your box is as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. Gorgeous heart box, Chris!

shulsart said...

What a beautiful keepsake, Chris. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning creation Chris.

Anonymous said...

Stunning keepsake box, someone will be a lucky person once they receive this.

Blessings, Lori m


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