Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hello and welcome back!!

Hello and happy Saturday stamping friends!!  We are back with a new Shining the Light Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs! As you all know we took a break last week because of the October release but we are back and in full swing for ODBDSLC79 and it could not be more fun!!!

This weeks challenge: Make your own Embellishment (dye your own seam binding, make your own flowers, make your own buttons or stickpins and etc.) on your creation.

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 Friday, October 14 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. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, October 14 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC79. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

All right, now that we have gotten the formalities out of the way I will show you what I came up with!! For my card I went the Christmas route, I don't know about you, but I am always late getting started on my Christmas cards, so I thought I'd better get in gear and start this week. ;D;D

For my card I've used all but one newly released set from Our Daily Bread Designs, just went for it! :D:D

To keep with the requirements of the challenge I created the stickpin and dyed the seam binding. For the seam binding I used Hug Snug chalk white seam binding and spritzed it with Maya Mist in I believe Avocado (sorry, but the sticker with the color came off, so I am not 100% sure).

Have a look and see

Peaceful Christmas......


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado, Basic Grey Jovial

Stamps: ODBD Elegant Oval Frames, Christmas Door, Joy To The World Hymn, Holiday Ornaments

Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Antique Linen, ODBD Olive, Palette Moulin Rouge

Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, ODBD Custom Die Elegant Ovals, red lace from my stash, hand dyed seam binding , handmade stick pin, Recollections red crystal bling, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers

I hope my humble card give you some inspiration. If yo need a little more inspiration make sure you'll head on over to see what the other ladies of the Challenge Team have come up. To top it all off we are welcoming a super talented and absolutely sweet Guest Designer to the Challenge Team for the next two month, Sue Worthington, most of you might know her as Irishgreensue on SCS. Let me just say, Sue is a super sister and her cards are amazing. Sue does not have  Blog, so you will be directed to Splitcoaststampers. Make sure you'll leave her some love to make her feel welcome! :D:D

All right here are the links to my sweet sisters






and out Guest Designer  Sue

To see who won the last challenge and what else is going on over at Our Daily Bread Desings make sure you'll check out the ODBD Blog. Remember, you have a chance on winning a gift certificate in every challenge that is running over at ODBD, so make sure you'll check them all out. We love seeing your wonderful creations!

Well, this is it for me for today!  Since the temperatures went way down, I think I'll hit the yard for a while and get rid of some of the weeds that have been growing like nothing I've ever seen while the monsoon was going on. I'd rather be stamping, but we've gotta do what we've gotta do, right?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I love reading your comments and hope that you've enjoyed your visit!

Hugs and blessings,


(Sorry, but Blogger is giving me some trouble with my signature :C:C)


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Sabrina!! I just love the bright reds and greens, the stamped background and the gorgeous stickpin!! Your seam binding is beautiful! I believe you are the queen of coloring seam binging my friend.

I tried to get a hold of you earlier this week cause you are on my heart my friend. Since my parents are here now, I will try to get a hold of you next week. HUGS!!!! Have a great weekend!!

Saints Rule! said...

I agree with Chris! You are the queen of custom seam binding my friend! And I LOVE that pin! You always make the most awesome pins... most awesome everything... (Hope my HS English teacher isn't reading this)... lol... Truly a masterpiece dear friend! Blessings....

irishgreensue said...

Talk about a striking card!! Wow, Sabrina, you have outdone yourself with this one! LOVE how you did this with multiple frames around your greeting and the swirls on the ends. I also want lessons in stickpins 101, seam binding, and flower arrangment! What a gorgeous card, my Friend!! Wishing a weekend full of blessings -

Ms. Jen said...

Absolutely gorgeous darling!! Totally lovin that stick pin. Makes me feel excited for christmas those great colors you chose. Have a rockin weekend!

Hugs - Jen

Unknown said...

Beautiful Sabrina!! Your stick pin is gorgeous, as is the color combo.

Scrumplescrunch said...

A very Beautiful card Sabrina.

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Sabrina! The flowers look like a beautiful Christmas bouquet! Of course that fabu seam binding (I think I bought the wrong thing), and the beautiful stickpin! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Hugs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous Sabrina! I always love your handmade pins and the seam binding is a clever idea too :) !!! Have a fabbo weekend...hugs ~S~

velta said...

So very elegant, your stick pin! I love the colors you used here too! After seeing this beauty, I would really love to get some of those whild orchid flowers...they just pop off this creation! TFS!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Sabrina, what a lovely card, the sentiment is perfect on that tag and love the gem accenting, your pin is gorgeous, as is the wonderful flower arrangement, the music background is a great suttle touch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure gorgeousness...LOVE that pin...a real wow

sorry I have been MIA....have not had time to visit mom had some health issues and is now in a nursing home...lots of paperwork to do along with visits and shopping for her....know I haven't forgotten to check in on your wonderful creations....just busy right now....hugs

Crystal said...

Totally GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE your flowers, stickpin and that gorgeous ribbon!!! What a beautiful Christmas card hun!!!!

Sarah Bennett said...

Another amazing card, Sabrina! I love everything about this. Your stick pin is beautiful and I love your seam binding. Awesome colors. This card should be framed as a Christmas decoration; it's fabulous! Hugs to you, my friend!