Saturday, May 29, 2010

It is time for another.....

Shining the Light Challenge,YEAH!!! Are you ready?

This week the challenge team is challenging you to use stars and/or stripes on your creation. Since Memorial Day is coming up, we thought this may be fun. Please note that your card or project can be patriotic, but it does not have to be.

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, June 3. 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 yo u 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 June 3 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC15. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
All of these instructions are also available on the ODBD Blog

So, are you ready for my creations...yep, I made two as I could not decide what to do...I made one with stars and one with stripes.



Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Buckaroo Blue, SU So Safron, DP from stash, dark blue, burgundy and hunter green cs from my stash for the stars

Stamps: ODBD Dad

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, VersaFine OnyxBlack

Accessories: Nesties Large Deckled Rectangles, Stars cut with my Cricut Expression and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

To give the DP a little more interest I crumbled it up straightened it out and rubbed the TH Distressing Ink in Tea Dye over it. It was still too wrinkled so I ironed it from the back side just a little and achieved the look I was going for. The stars are cut with my Cricut Expression in 2 different sizes and distressed a little on the edges. The word dad is also stamped on a star cut just bog enough to fit the entire word (to be honest I first had it on a rectangle strip, but changed my mind as I went to use a star...I think it works better ;D. What do you think?

All right on to number 2...this one is a bit more feminine

Do not be anxious

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Certainly Celery, rust colored cs from my stash and also from my stash this striped DP (I bought this years ago from it was in one of those file folder kind of thingies with all kinds of different papers in it.

Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 4

Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters

Accessories: Wrights Cluny lace, Prima Flowers, Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch, tiny buttons from Buttons Galore and more, Nesties Petite Scalloped Ovals Large, Petite Ovals Large, Zva Creative Topaz rhinestone flourish

So, what do you think about these 2 cards? Was I able to inspire you all a little? If you need some more inspiration check out my design sisters blogs and what they have come up with...breathtaking, let me tell you







All right, this is it for today, thanks so much for stopping by and saying "hi" :D.

Have a wonderful and creative weekend.

If you are celebrating Memorial Day with friends and family be safe!!

Hugs and blessings,


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both beautiful Sabrina!! I love the crumpled distressed look of the first and all the flowers, bling and lace detail of the second. Great job on the stars or stripes challenge my friend. Thanks for all your help each week with the challenge girl. I appreciate your support.
Have a great holiday weekend!

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, I just love how you crumpled up the paper in your first card. And the lace on that second card is a "must have." Wow! Both are amazing creations girl! Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

Bridgett Owens said...

Very nice cards! I like how the stars is more masculine! The distressing is so nice and I am loving the star you created for "DAD" with the inked edges!! The second card is so pretty! I am loving the bling! The butterfly is so sweet and I adore the button centers for the flowers! My favorite parts are the scriptures!!! Happy Memorial Day!

America said...

What an AWESOME MASCULINE star CARD, and that FABULOUS feminine card is lovely. Youre on a roll woman!!! Keep em coming!

Carla Murphy said...

OMGosh Sabrina these are amazing cards. I love how you've put the rhinestone flourish right into the butterfly - it's perfection! (I'm now searching for my little tiny buttons - you've inspired me!!)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Sabrina, your cards are always so special!

ChristineCreations said...

Love all those stars on the mascline one Sabrina...and oh how beautifully feminine the 2nd is. I just LOVE that lace!

Unknown said...

Sabrina girl...LOVE your cards!!

Unknown said...

Oh Sabrina, I love both cards!! They are so different but makes me feel so fun! Great elements and detail, too!! Fabulous work as usual :):)

Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial day weekend!

Mary said...

Wowzer! Both of your cards are gorgeous Sabrina. Ilove the colors you used for both of them. Your fathers day card is perfect for any man! Love the antique feel to it.

Your second card is so pretty with all of the bling, the flowers and the butterfly. You really rock!

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend my friend.


LeAnne said...

They are both just wonderful! I do like the DD and I are both partial to them!

Dawn B. said...

Sabrina these are wonderful.. I really like your sponging on the first one. Every time I try to do that with TH ink it looks terrible. Yours is just right. Great job on both of them.. Thank you so much for the message you left on my blog. I cannot even imagine being a military wife. It must really be difficult. I admire you and appreciate all that your husband did. Without wonderful men and women like him we would not be the country we are today..Huge hugs.

Velta said...

Hello my friend!!! I have just spent the last hour at the ODBD store...all inspired because of your beautiful work...What great images and verses...I love these two cards that you have created girl! Your work is truly a Blessing!

Grace said...

Sabrina these are both fantastic!!! I just love the Dad one with the star for DAD... he will love that! Love the lace and bling on the second one and that wonderful Scripture! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Kathy Jones said...

Both of these are fantastic Sabrina!!! Love how one is so masculine and the other is so feminine!!!

Mickie said...

Love both of your cards Sabrina. The starts are really great.

Sherry said...

Sabrina, your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!

Lori said...

Yep, inspired here! Both cards are super, what a great idea to do 2. I'll be lucky enough to get 1 done, ha!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Sabrina! Love the masculine star card! The second one is so elegant with the bling and lace! Beautifully done!

C said...

Both cards are just wonderful, SAbrina. I loved the crinkled paper look then I scroll down and see your second gorgeous card. Love the striped paper with the crocheted lace....only you could think of it. Gorgeous!

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Sabrina, Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. You inspire me..thank you