Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hello on this wonderful Saturday morning.....

and WELCOME to another ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!! This week we've decided to do thinga a little different and make a card or project that is outside the box!!! No A2 or rectangular card. You can create a different shape square ;D or a different fold (there are a bunch of different folds in the Resource section of Splitcoaststampers) think shadowbox, pocket card, easel card slider card to name a few. The sky is the limit and we'd love to see them all.

You know already, if you have played the last three weekends, that we are making these challenges fun by giving out a prize, a $ 15 gift certificate that can be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store If you are interested in this prize you must submit your entry by Thursday, March 4th 2010.

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 ;D.

As a way of recognizing those who do use ODBD stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for the ODBD Shining the Light Award. But in order to qualify for this award, you MUST use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Thursday, March 4th 2010 at 8 p.m.EST!!!!!

If you upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC4. When you post your creations on your blog please include a LINK to this challenge.

Are you curious about what I came up with this week? I was thinking hard and decided to make a square card, a 5.5x5.5" card and add a little something different :D:D. have you seen those chipboard books at your local craft stores? They are only about $1 and they have like 5-6 pages. They have all kinds of different shapes and one I had picked up a while back was a house shape. Since I wanted to use one of the February stamps "Nest" I knew this would be perfect. Where does the different fold come in, you might ask? Well, the different fold is the square card for one, but I am also using a technique called "Folded Paper Frame". So, I made my square card, added some Basic Grey Origins DP to the chipboard shape. glued 2 pieces of the Origins DP together (Basic Grey paper pads are not double sided and the paper should be double sided for the folded paper frame ;D) ,added my colored in and cut out NEST and decorated my card. To make it look a little more like a birdhouse per say, I added a Maya Road chipboard bird which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist and added a Recollections golden half pearl for an eye, all birds need eyes, right? :D:D. Have a look for yourself

From our nest to yours

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Rustic Cream, Basic Grey Origins

Stamps: ODBD Nest

Ink: Color Box Chalk Toffee, S.e.i. chalk ink Clover, Chalk Box Yellow Cadmuim

Accessories: Nesties Classic Scallop Square Large, Maya Road Flourish and bird, Maya Mist in Avocado (flourish) Glimmer Mist Autumn Leaves (bird), Recollections golden half pearls, Dew Drops in Pearl Lettuce, chipboard house album page (Michael's), Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Prima flowers

So, what do you think? Doesn't this frame look like the little birdhouse is open and you can just reach in for that nest? I had tons of fun creating this card and I hope that I was able to inspire you a little so you can get your ODBD stamps out and get to playing along with us. Remember you can win a $15 gift certificate!!!

Before you leave make sure you head on over to the rest of the gals from the Challenge Team

America Chris (our CT coordinator) Christine Fran Natalie and Patter

And after you done getting all of that inspiration in you make sure you head on over to the ODBD Blog to add your wonderful creation to Mr. Linky ;D.

This is it for me, I'll have a Prayer Tea to go to from noon until 2 p.m..

Thanks so much for stopping by today and making my day. I love all of your wonderful comments as they truly bless me!!!



Grace said...

Sabrina... this is so incredibly clever and beautiful! I love how you made the bird house!!! Your paper choices are perfect!!! This one is fantastic gf!!! You rock!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Sabrina!! I just love your birdhouse and how you opened it to include the nest!! Such a gorgeous and creative design with such awesome details. Awesome take on this week's think outside of the box challenge at ODBD. Thanks for all your work and efforts for the team and the challenge GF! You Rock!!

Have a great weekend!!!


Primitive Seasons said...

Your work and this card especially are knockouts. I have a question: explain what a prayer tea is. It sounds intriguing and I'd think about introducing it at our church. Our ladies love their tea!


Francie G. said...

This is fabulous, Sabrina! There are so many amazing details. Beautiful creation!

Ms. Jen said...

Oh Sabrina you definitely embraced the challenge. This is absolutely gorgeous! WOWZA!

Unknown said...

Sabrina my friend....this is totally fabulous!!!!! you are one creative girl :)!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Sabrina, I love this!!! Such a cute little birdhouse and little birdie! Just beautiful!!!!!

Lori said...

This is the coolest card, Sabrina! You have gone over the top, with it. So creative.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love your cute little bird to top off this great house! Wonderful and very creative creation Sabrina!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sabrina - this is beautiful!! I love your creativity here!! Your birdhouse is so inviting and beautifully embellished! You always have so many beautiful details! Love it - I am going to try and play this week - it finishes on my Birthday - how cool! God bless you Sbarina - I will be intouch soon! {{{hugs}}}

Velta said...

My jaw just fell on the ground...this is totally gorgeous Sabrina!! Yes it looks like I could just crawl on in!!

C said... creative is this?? I just love how you made the nest look 3D, Sabrina. Every detail is just perfect. Hope to play this many little time!!

Dawn B. said...

I love that folded frame.. How cool is that.. It is perfect for this little nesting image.. I love the paper you used.. I really like 3D cards.. Great job Sabrina.

Annette said...

Hi Sabrina! How very creative your card is! I love how you have the nest "peeking" through the door! Lovely! -

Unknown said...

GASP!! Sabrina, this is absolutely fabulous!! You are very clever, girlfriend!! I love this beautiful nest image, too!

Mary said...

Leave it to you to come up with a wonderful shape for a card. I love that you made a birdhouse. You are a wonderful designer Sabrina. If I get a chance to play I think I might be able to make a square card. Ha-ha. That is about as creative as I can get. :) Thank you for being such an inspiration. Have a wonderful Sunday.


Carla Murphy said...

Hi Sabrina - I love this beautiful bird house card - so original!! I just received the comment you left on my blog... and by the way in the post below I gave credit to you for the idea of those beautiful Maya Road pins. I bought them a while ago and just didn't know what to do with them - hee, hee. Thanks for the inspiration Sabrina!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sabrina~

This is truly unique! I love your bird house! We have a bird house that goes up against the glass sliding door...and the part that leans up against the glass is clear acrylic! The front looks like a real birdhouse...and the back of it is so we can see right into the inside of the birdhouse! You just created it without seeing it!

Awesome job! It is so nicely detailed. I like the bird's big flourishy worm! LOL

Thanks so much for making this card!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is such a beautiful birdhouse/nest card, Sabrina! I love all your wonderful details.

Davi said...

Sabrina, thanks for stopping by. Your card is fabulous!1 All the wonderful dimension and details are really GREAT!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Sooo cute, cool and unique - Sabrina!!! What a fabo card!!! You rocked this challenge :)!!!

Danke das du an mich und meine Familie denkst....!!! Es waren wirklich verrueckte 4 Wochen, aber endlich kann ich wieder aufatmen :)!!! Werde dich in den naechsten Tagen anrufen...dann koennen wir etwas mehr quatschen!!! Hugs bis bald ~S~