Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hello on this sunny Saturday..........

my stamping friends!!! I hope you all had a great week and are ready for a new Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.  Can you believe that it is almost Christmas? Goodness, I have to admit, that I don't even have my tree up yet :C.  See, I am German and in Germany we never put our tree up until the morning of Christmas Eve. German tradition is that the gift exchange is on Christmas Eve and since we always had a fresh tree, we did that as kind of a family affair. I guess since I live here now I need to get my tree up soon as my girls ask every day, "Mama, when are you going to put the tree up?" All they really want is to see how many packages are going to be under that tree,LOL. The little one loves the lights on, so she is all over plugging the lights in ;D.   All right, you did not come here to hear about all of that, you want to find out what this weeks challenge is going to be. (Sorry, my pictures are kind of all over, but it just dod not work to put them nicely two by two)

This week's Challenge:

Well...Christmas is just around the corner now and we haven't done any inspiration challenges yet so here is a collage of photos to inspire you. We can't wait to see what you create!!


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, December 16,2010. 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. 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 December 16, 2010,  at 8 p.m. EST.

If you do not use ODBD stamps, please do not submit more than one entry. Additional entries are not eligible for prizes or commenting.

If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC41. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge and a picture of the photo above which inspired you.

Now on to my creation. I chose the last picture on the right. I just fell in love with the warmth of the colors.

my Inspiration

Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Basic Grey Curio, rust card stock from my stash

Stamps:  ODBD Joy to the World

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Vintage Photo

Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 5, Sizzix embossing folder Starry Night, ZVA Creative Rhinestone Flourish in Topaz, paper roses, paper flower colored with Smooch in Pumpkin, Studio 112 half pearls, MayaRoad Trinket pin, brass spacer beads, glass bead, MayArts Antique Gold silk ribbon

Are you inspired or do you need a little more? Well,  here are the links to the other amazing Challenge Team members, have a look and see what





came up with and which inspiration photo they chose.

You can find all of the links also on the ODBD Blog just in case one of my links does not work ;D. Also remember to upload your creation to the ODBD Blog so we can see what you have created. Please make sure that you add your name and not the name of the picture, so we know who entered, thank you!!

I also thank you for taking the time to stop by my place today. You truly make my day!

Have fun creation and have a blessed weekend!!



Chrissy D said...

Good Morning my friend - Your creation generates as much warmth and love as that fire place picture! Praying you have fun putting up your tree (this week! or whenever you do it!) We put ours up this last weekend and the kids had a blast and did a beautiful job too! Hope you have a great day ad thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!

Karen W said...

Wow this is just gorgeous, I can't wait to play!!

Ms. Jen said...

Perfect card to match your inspiration picture. Just love the warmth of it! I don't have my tree up yet either - LOL I think we still have time though....I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and love to get inspiration from you. You know I'm a fan and always will be!

Hugs - Jen

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You so rocked this inspiration my friend. The colors are spot on and so warm!! Gorgeous design!! All the flowers, bling and ribbon are the perfect embellishments. We hope to decorate our tree today. We bought a live tree last night.
Have a great weekend!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, my friend....your signature gorgeousness is once again evident on this latest nice to also read of your lucky that your children will be enjoying a mix of traditions during their holidays.....hugs, joanne

Lori said...

This is a gorgeous card! The bow is perfect with the stick pin, and pearls. Great take on the photo you chose. I loved hearing about your Christmas tree traditions. The children always want that tree up, it's so exciting for them. We have ours up, with lights but no decorations yet, ha.

Velta said...

Hello my friend...I apologize for not visiting sooner...the holidays...making handmade gifts and work has kept me from doing what I truly love...your last few posts are stunning as is this one...You are truly talented girl and I love the inspiration you give to me...Hope all is well with you and yours :)

Mary said...

Hi Sabrina. I love the photo inspiration that you chose. They are all pretty but I love the warmer colors too. :) Your card is beautiful. I love the sentiment that you used, the beautiful flowers, pearls bling your perfect bow and of course the colors. Have you ever made a card that is not beautiful? I doubt it. :)

I love coming to your blog and reading what you have to say. I did not know that in Germany people put thier Chrsitmas trees up on Christmas Eve or were given thier gifts to open then too. Growing up we always put our tree up on New Years Eve. Not sure why because My father was Italian and my Mother was Irish. Ha-ha. I love that your little girls are excited about getting the tree up. I miss those years of watching the wonder and excitement of my children during the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing what you did. It made me smile. :)


Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Gorgeous inspiration and you did a Beautiful job bringing it to your creation!

Grace said...

oh Sabrina this is so beautiful! I just love the rich warm tones and all the bling... and the yummy ribbon! What a gorgeous card that anyone would just love to receive!!! Blessings and love my friend,

Dawn B. said...

Sabrina this is really beautiful. I love the way you stamped the image and then the words over it.. Such a pretty card.. We put our tree up at Thanksgiving before my surgery. I loved looking at it during the recovery time.. They are fun for the kids.. Hugs.

Sarah said...

Sabrina, your card is just fabulous! I love how you use the pearl flourishes. They are always so perfectly placed to accent the sentiment or imaage and finish everything off.

Also, thank you so much for all of the sweet comments you've left for me on my blog. I truly appreciate it! {hugs} Sarah

velta said...

Oh my dear Sabrina girl!!! "Warmth" is the precise word for this card...Just breathtaking!!

Becky said...

Girl this is gorgeous. Wonderful warm colors and such beautiful details.

Benzi said...

Beautiful card in every detail. Love the wonderful image and awesome ribbon. You were going for warmth and you certainly achieved it.

Francie G. said...

Wowza, Sabrina, you out did yourself! This is just gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Sabrina wow you totally aced this inspiration peice, What a great image, design, ribbon, everything is totally GORGEOUS!!!!!! I sooo love your work!

Charlene said... sorry I've been MIA. Craft shows and now baking have cut into my blogging time but just had to tell you how gorgeous your card is. Merry Christmas!!