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Monday, December 24, 2012

ODBDSLC137... Anything Goes and a Goodbye

Hello friends!!  Merry Christmas!! Today isn't the usual posting day for the Shining the Light challenge, but since tomorrow is Christmas the challenge team is posting one day early.  The challenge theme is anything goes with ODBD stamps and the challenge will last for two weeks.  I'm a bit sad today because this is my last post as a member of the ODBD challenge team.  I have enjoyed my year on the challenge team, but after much prayer and careful consideration realized that it was time for me to step down so I can focus more on my boys.  But not to worry... I will still be playing along with the Shining the Light challenges as often as I can!  I do want to thank Kelley, the owner of ODBD,  and Chris, the challenge team coordinator, for giving me the opportunity to represent Our Daily Bread Designs on a weekly basis.  It has been one of the best experiences of my life and has helped me grow in my faith in many different ways!   Now on to my card....



As I indicated this challenge is anything goes... but you must use ODBD stamps.  Initially I had decided to use one of my favorite ODBD stamp sets, Faith.  But as I was putting the card together, it just wasn't working out to my satisfaction.  So instead I used a verse from the Scripture Collection 5 set and the floral image from Don't Worry.   The layout for the card is based on the current Deconstructed Sketch.   I stamped the floral image on some My Mind's Eye patterned paper (Follow Your Heart Collection - Be Happy) using pink ink (it is a bit hard to see) and then overstamped the verse using black ink.  The edges of the piece were then inked with Rangers Old Paper and two corners curled back.  This piece was matted with cream cardstock that had been inked with Old Paper, as well.  All the other patterned paper and cardstock pieces were inked and corners curled before the card was assembled.  I finished things off with some lace, light pink sheer ribbon and pink roses.   I really like how the card turned out... so soft and feminine!

As always, we will be giving out a prize, a $15.00 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, January 7th at 8:00 pm EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday. While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Design images and sentiments on your projects, we would definitely love to see them if you have them!! As a way of recognizing those who do use ODBD stamps we will be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, you must use ODBD stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, January 7th at 8:00 pm EST. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword: ODBDSLC136. When creating your post on your blog, please include a direct link to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by... please take some time to check out the beautiful projects created by my fellow "sticks" Lori, Jan Marie, Jan, Kathy,and Chris. To join in the fun, please click here.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI cream & kraft; SU! pink; PP:  My Mind's Eye; Inks:  Ranger Old Paper; SU! Pink Pirouette & Memento Tuxedo Black; Lace:  May Arts; Pink Ribbon:  SU!; Roses:  unknown.

17 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous card Rosi girl!! Love the pastel colors and your take on the sketch. The distressing and curled corners give it a shabby chic feel.

Thanks for your gorgeous work for the team!! You truly been an inspiration!! You certainly will be missed. Don't be a stranger!!

Merry Christmas!!
hugs,
Chris

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Fabulous card... As always
Happy christmas... To you all
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Rosie, love the vintage shabby look:) Merry Christmas
Val x

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! I love the curled corners!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, your card is gorgeous as always! I'm sure it is bitter sweet to step down from the design team, but I'm sure you will still be a active participant in their challenges and will continue to inspire us all! Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Cards By Jan said...

This is so Beautiful!! I love your layout DSP and softness of colours...
Beautiful creation hun!!
Hugs & Merry Christmas!!

Kathy said...

So soft and pretty, Rosemary! I love how you coordinate different pieces together! I will miss working with you on the team, you have been a blessing to work with! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Blessings! Kathy

Tenia Nelson said...

GORGEOUS!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Rosemary! As always your creations bless my soul... I love the shabby feel to this card... the lovely roses, soft colors and feminine details. Lovely just doesn't seem adequate...

I will miss you dear friend. Time with family is so very precious... hugs to you and yours and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Cards By Jan said...

I just have to tell you also....its been a joy working with you also this past year...I love your cards!!and your love shows throw in your work to a high degree!!
Love & Hugs!!

Audrey Ann said...

This is so so beautiful, with the soft papers just a bit distressed and your beautiful verse - what a delightful creation. It's sad to see you leaving the CT just as I'm joining, but I look forward to checking in on you in Blogland and on ODBD when you do join in the SLC challenges. And I know you'll enjoy your time with your family. Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Greta said...

Oh what a beautiful card, Rosemary! Of course I love all your work, but this one has my favorite color & such a great verse, so it's special. You were a great DT member & will be missed. Wishing you a wonderful 2013, my friend.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary you have a talent for turning paper and stamps into magnificent pieces of art!

Michelle said...

Wow, Rosemary! What an amazing card to end your tern with!!! Super beautiful!

Linda said...

Rosemary, A really beautiful creation! Beautiful soft colors and your bow is simply perfect!

Jan Marie said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! Love the soft, feminine feel and the sweet ribbon, lace and roses. . you are the master of CAS and I will miss see your amazing works of art each week! It has been such a blessing to work with you and I pray the Lord continued blessing on you! Looking forward to seeing your entries in the weekly challenges! I will miss you, but thankful for the time we've had to share and grow! Blessings and hugs!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary!!! Lovely colors and papers!