Saturday, January 23, 2010

***Shining The Light*** - First ODBD Challenge Team Blog-Hop

Hi Everyone!! The day has finally arrived for the reveal of our new Challenge Team at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!

On February 7th, we will begin our first actual challenge as a team. These challenges are weekly and there is lots planned, so be sure to stop back by!! For today, our new team has a lot of fun in the works for you starting with a blog hop and a scavenger hunt!!! You will have the opportunity to meet our team, view our creations and hunt for the scavenger hunt items. Be sure to play along because you'll have a chance to win this "Light of the World" stamp set!!!
The name of our Blog Hop is called **Shining the Light** - named after the very first stamp set that Kelley came out with, "Light of the World". Our team has created cards or projects based on this theme!!! I am sure you will enjoy looking through these creations! So grab a cup of coffee and let the hopping begin!! if you arrived here from (Patter Cross at Triple The Scraps), then you are in the right place! If not, I would reccommend for you to start back at the ODBD blog.

Your link on the bottom will be the next person in line TO FOLLOW..... Please remember to leave comments along the way as you are looking for the items in the scavenger hunt.

Here is what you need to find on the blogs for the scavenger Hunt:
1. red ric rac
2. Psalm 28:7
3. mittens
4. damask
5. palm trees
6. daisies
7. polka dotted tea pot
(please note these items can be found on sidebars, headings or backgrounds NOT on actual posts).

ODBD Challenge Team Members participating in this Blog-Hop where the items for the scavenger hunt can be found are;

Christine Okken- Christine Creations
Natalie Dever- Dougnat Diaries
Francie Gumprecht- Francies Fancy
Sabrina Jackson- SJButterfly Dreams
Patter Cross- Triple the Scraps
America Kuhn- Cards By America
Chris Olsen- Twinkles Glow With Stamps

If you find missing links, simply check back here for the next person in the list and mention in your comment that you were not able to comment on that person's post. This is meant to be FUN ... NOT frustrating! LOL! It's a game with a chance to win a Light Of the World Stamp set... and we understand if someone's blog is "down". Often you can try again later... but if you try and can't leave a comment on someone's blog, simply tell us in your end comment!

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1. Complete the hop by leaving comments on each Challenge Team DT Memeber's blog.
2. Return to the ODBD CT blog stating you've visited & left a comments on each.
3. Email chrisolsenodbd@aol.com with the scavanger items found along with blog names where you found them at.
4. Do this by Thursday Jan 28 at 8 p.m. EST
5. Check back on the ODBD blog on January 30th to see who the winner is!!!

Here is my card using this great set. NOTE that in a prior post from this week (below) I also used this set-take a look!

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps: ODBD ~ "Light of the World" stamp set
Paper: DCWV Summer Glitter DP, Summer DP, Brown Bazzill CS & WHITE CS
Ink: Copics, Marvy Matchables, Brown StazOn, Brilliance Brown, SU Blending Pens, Silver Glitter Gel Markers
Accessories: Silver Light House Charm, Silver Cording, Silver Brads, Spellbinders
Techniques: Sponging (I inked all edges).

Your next stop will be Chris Olsen, at Twinkles Glow With Stamps.

Have FUN & good luck!
America

94 comments:

Patter Cross said...

Just LOVE the bright colors and layering here! Stunning! And I am so excited to be part of the team with you! Blessings,

Dawn said...

Congrats on being on the Challenge team!
Beautiful! Love the colors and all the layers!!

Sandee said...

Good morning America!!! Your card is gorgeous as always!!!! Love the papers and design and tha spellbinders die!!! Gorgeous! Welcome to ODBd!!!

Crafty Dawn said...

This card is HOT a lovely warm feeling congrats on the DT Post

Love Dawn xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning America!! Love the bright colors and your design. Gorgeous coloring!! That spellbinders die to showcase the image is perfect!! Welcome to the ODBD challenge team, I am so excited to be working along side of you!

Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Oh America, you should submit this in the Sat. Spotlight challenge for their "Sunshine" Challenge to use yellow or bold brights.

Francie G. said...

This is one beautiful card, America! Love all the wonderful layers and details! Beautifully done!

I'm so excited to be part of this fab ODBD Challenge Team! It will be fun working with you and all the other talented ladies!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow, fantastic, Vibrant colors here America! I love your use of this die here as well...super!
Congrats on being a member of the first ODBD Challenge Team...can't wait to see all of the inspiration you gals will provide!

MiamiKel said...

THis is really stunning - such wonderful and vivid colors! Love the layering, too! Great design, awesome coloring! Wonderful! TFS!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI America!! I just ADORE your creations all the time! :) I'm so thrilled that Chris got you to join in the challenge at Saturday Spotlight!! This is certainly perfect for this week's challenge!! I LOVE the colors and all of your beautiful details!! Thanks so much for you kind comments and sharing your talented creations with us!! HUGS & blessings

msfreida said...

CONGRATS! WOW! What an AMAZING job you did with this set! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! LOVE your design and attention to detail!

Terri said...

Love the card -- especially the colors and the layering.

Peggy Maier said...

Love the layers on this card! Wonderful job!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

THis is beautiful, America! Love the bold colors and shapes and the silver cording. Wonderful job and congrats!

Randi said...

Beautiful!

pamcherold said...

What awesome layering techniques you are using. Looked at other cards you have made and ODBD will have a blessing working with them. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more of these great idea!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh America, the shape is just stunning. Beautiful use of vibrant color too. I really love your delicate outlining of the lighthouse. Lovely work!

Sandra said...

Very, very pretty!!

Angelwood said...

Beautiful card, America. Love the papers you've chosen and your image is so beautifully colored! You really do wonderful work! hugs, Angela

My Paper Adventures said...

Beautiful, rich colors!! Overall "WOW" card!!

Vickie Kertz said...

These colors are absolutly fantastic!!! On top of that the layering sets it all off. What a great card. TFS

Chelsea said...

Wow! Stunning! Love the colors and all the layering!
Chelsea

Pat said...

Congratulations on the honor of being on the design team! Your card reminds me of sunset -- it's just beautiful!

Gwen said...

Love all those layers!! Great job on the challenge!

Kim P said...

Very eye catching...right down to the lighthouse charm!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

STUNNING!!! LOVE what you've done here ... your layout is amazing and the coloring AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Your work has always inspired me! GREAT JOB!

EFY said...

Colors, layering, extras ~ all work together beautifully. Blessings

JoAnn said...

WOW!!! This is a beautiful Card!!! The layers and the colors just WOW you. Great Job! Congrats on being a member of the design team!

MarieMc said...

Gorgeous card America! Love the bright rich colors !

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

America, this is one stunning card!!! I love the vibrant red you chose and your coloring, WOW. Oh, you sure do have a charm for all of your projects,:D:D. Love that little lighthouse charm. I am looking forward working with you some more and getting to know you better. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful bright colors and love all the layers and the spellbinders you used too. Wow very striking card. Thanks for sharing.

MaxineD said...

This really 'feels' like a hot day at the beach!! Stunning card. :-)

seamom said...

Nice card! I like the bright colors.

Irene said...

Beautiful card....love all the details that you put into it!

Trish said...

The layering is beautiful!

Danni said...

Another stunning, gorgeous card!! Just gorgeous!!

Lori said...

This card is wonderful! Your coloring is amazing, the light looks so real. I like the way you placed and presented the verse.

Annette said...

Oh America, this is fabulous, just love the vibrant colours, wonderful colouring and layering, had a peek at your other cards, how different you have done them, take careX:)

Peajay said...

Beautiful layering! And the lighthouse charm is so cute!

Crystal said...

This is soooo beautiful I love this image and these bright colors!! What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Caroljenks said...

Wow look at those colours! Gorgeous card.

Great Blog-hop too :)

Carol x

Teresa, Chowbaby said...

very pretty card - love the colors

Grace said...

Oh America your cards always blow me away and this one is no exception!!! I LOVE the lighthouse in red and love the Spellbinders you used!!! This is awesome! Contgrats on your new DT position!!! You so deserve it,though I hate to lose you from the DT side! LOL! Seriously, I'm so excited for you to be with us in the bread basket!!!

Chris S. said...

Look at all the gorgeous color on this card! Nice layers, too. Thanks for sharing.

karen In Houston said...

Love your card America....Great coloring....congrats on the team....

Sherry said...

Beautiful. love the colors and the layering

mekei said...

ooh, that is something!

Sammi said...

oooh..It's so vibrant... so colourful.. those papers and layers are fabulous!! Lovely card!
xxx

Trish said...

Stunning card with all the layers! So beautiful!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful - I love the choice of Nesties and the sponging! Very nice layout!

bachndachs said...

Layers, colors, they're brilliant and so is this card! Great job!
Doni Hall

AK Donna M said...

Lovely card! And like many, like the bright colors and the layers.

sharing stamping said...

Hi america, I really love all your work. the designs and colouring are fantastic.

Beth Norman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love the layers and the colours. Congrats on making the team.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What great eye-catching colors! Wonderful! When I was reading your recipe I could not believe there was not a layer of wood! It sure looked like wood to me. (I couldn't tell what layer it was! I can't count that high!) :)

By the way, I have only met one other person named "America." It was my Great-Aunt who was born and lived in Portugal. She never came to the States, it was the desire of her parents to come here one day.

Glad you are here!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Dawn F. said...

Your colors are amazing!! Very inspiring card - thanks for sharing. Dawn F.

mom3 said...

The Layers and the Time!!Whoa! great job!

Beverly said...

Love the layering and beautiful color choices!!

Beverly

Ms. Jen said...

WOWZA! Weren't these the colors for a challenge on StampTV? You should enter this there! It's absolutely beautiful!

P Myers said...

Beautiful card, love the layering.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card! Love the halo effect around the lighthouse and the shape of the c/s on which you placed it and the sentiment. The colors are so bright and stimulating.

KathyE

GrannyCharlotte said...

America: Love the layered look of this card. Bold, bright, and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

annieb said...

How vibrant this card is. Love the silver bell charms. TFS

Vanessa said...

WOW, the layers and the colours are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

America thank you for sharing the beautiful card with us I lovee the lighthouse charm sweet touch.

Anonymous said...

Great card, love the bright colors.
Berny

Rene said...

Oh the colours, the card seems to jump out at you, love it.
Rene from OZ xo

mjpsew said...

Oh my gosh....your card is 'over the top' beautiful

Chrisd said...

What a lovely idea for this set. The colors and layers are great.

Mary Lou said...

Soo beautiful America!! Love the colors and especially the added touch of the charm--Sweet!!
Congrats on being a member of this fabulous team!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Mickie said...

Wow this one is a knockout. Love the coloring and shapes.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi America - I love this - your colouring is gorgeous and the card fabulous, the layering adds so much! Congratulations on being part of the ODBD Challenge Team - what a blessing for ODBD! {{{hugs}}}

Gloria Westerman said...

I love your card.....I will have to check out silver glitter gel marker...love your sponging....

Cheri said...

America, LOVE the vibrancy of the card and all the layers. Great job Cheri

Pam said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Debbie said...

love the layering and the light house tied at the bottom

Donna said...

Wonderful Layers and colors. Beautiful card

Matildy Jane Designs said...

Very pretty! Your colors remind me of a beautiful sunset!

Anonymous said...

The way you layered the card and the bright colors really accentuated the focal point of this card. Beautiful!

Evette Rice

evetterice@aol.com

gsylucy58 said...

cangrats I love love the color choices

Melissa said...

Very Nice colors !! Beautiful card.

lhalnan said...

Love the layers!

PatsyB said...

I just love what you did with the Lighthouse stamp set. I can certainly see why you are on the design team!!

Charlene said...

Wow...great combination of colors and pattern in your choice of nesties. Congratulations to you...can't wait to see what's coming up.

stampin at the lake said...

Love those layers!!

craft_princess said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors and layers!

Ellen said...

Great card. Love the layers you have created.

jeannen2 said...

What vivid colors! Love them! Gorgeous!

paperpourri said...

Love, love the colors choices and the layering on this card!

Sue D said...

Great colors and layering!

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love anything you create, but you definitely rocked my world with this one!! The awesome colors and cool design.....wow!!! It's so great that you are on the Challenge Team....ODBD is lucky to have you!!! God Bless!

Janet S said...

Beautiful card! Don't you just love your Nesties. I know I do mine. :D Thanks for sharing with us during this fun scavenger hunt.

Jodi said...

Congratulations on being apart of the ODBD DT!! Your work is just absolutely stunning!! Thank you also for joining us at Saturday Spotlight, gorgeous card!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lucy :) said...

I found your blog via the blog hop & you have some lovely work here :)

Kelley said...

So vibrant! Love the layering. Thanks for sticking around for the Challenge Team!