Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas in July

is the theme in this weeks Stamping in Time Challenge # 13 over at Our Daily Bread Designs!

The assignment is ODBD stamps. The challenge is Christmas in July!

It is time to start working on your Christmas cards and no better time than with a challenge. If you do not have any ODBD Christmas images, use what you have to make a Christmas inspired card or gift. We would love to see what you create!

I had to put my thinking hat on for a minute as I wanted to use an older ODBD stamp set....after all it is Stamping in Time, right? The purpose is to get those older sets out and ink them up and give them more attention ;D. For my card I chose a set from 2008 and it is called Joy to the World if you have this set you will agree with me that it is absolutely amazing!!!! The image is stunning and all of the sentiments and scriptures are perfect for any Christmas project.

Are you ready to see my very first Christmas card for this year?

Christmas Blessings


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Kraft, Memory Box Spiceberry

Stamps: ODBD Joy to the World

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Old Paper

Accessories: burgundy satin ribbon, burgundy rhinestones, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Nesties Petite Ovals Large, Cricut Expression and the Storybook cartridge to make the tag

As you can see this card is pretty simple and actually does not require extra postage ;D

So, what do you think? Did you get inspired to join us this week and make a Christmas in July card and share it with us over at the ODBD Blog via Mr. Linky? You will have a chance to win a $ 15.00 gift certificate which can be used towards a stamp purchase at the ODBD store . If you have not checked it out lately, there are a lots of Christmas stamps that Kelley has come up with ;D. To even get some more inspiration some of my other Design Team and Challenge Team sisters have joined Betty this week, so head on over to

Angie (Angella Crocket)

Fran (Fran Gumprecht)

and of course the ever so amazing Betty (Betty Wright)

Remember you have 2 weeks to master this challenge and I am so looking forward checking all of your creations out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it really makes my day getting to read your comments!

Have a fabulous and blessed beyond measure day!



Francie G. said...

So soft and beautiful, Sabrina! Love the way you framed the fabulous image! Hugs!

Betty Wright said...

Sabrina, this is gorgeous! Wonderful colors and coloring! The distressing is just fabulous! This is one of my favorite ODBD Christmas sets. Beautifully done!

Crystal said...

WOW Sabrina your coloring on this looks AMAZING!! What a beautiful Christmas Card..LOVIN the distressing!!!

Beth Norman said...

This is so unique. I had to take a second look because the image looks so 3-D. I actually thought it was recessed for a moment. Great card.

Judy Rozema said...

This is really beautiful!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is beautiful Sabrina! You've really captured the softness in the coloring.

You should put up some some pics of your daughters, I bet their hair is gorgeous!

Grace said...

Oh so pretty Sabrina!!! I love the dp and that sentiment panel is yummaliscious!!! Love how you colored the image... just enough to be beautiful!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fantastic card, Brina!! I love the torn edges and the paper you used for the background! Just gorgeous!!! Luv ya!!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Sabrina.. I LOVE that paper.. It is perfect for this image.. I have such a hard time thinking about Christmas when it is 100 degrees outside.. You did a super job..

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Sabrina!! I just love that image (one image I don't have yet...LOL!) Your tearing and paper are gorgeous!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh love the victorian background on this beautiful card!

Velta said...

I think this is one of your best works yet Sabrina!!...It is just vintage personified!! My goodness have been such an ispiration to me...I cannot say enough about this latest creation...just stunning :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a rich and elegant card in a shabby chic style....fab work

C said...

Wow..this is so elegant. Hard to think Christmas when it's so warm and beautiful out but I know it will be upon us soon. Great inspiration!