Saturday, March 06, 2010

ODBD Shining The Light Challenge #5, Crafty Sentiments & Midnight Madness

It's time for ODBD Challenge Team Challenge #ODBDSLC5. And this week we have this fun sketch for YOU to follow:
AND HERE is my take on it;

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Easter Blessings & Confirmation
Paper: Heavy Cream Textured Cardstock, Brown CS
Ink: StazOn, Copics,
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches, Ribbon, Ultrafine Fine Glitter, Rhinestones, Spellbinders
Techniques: Paper Tole, Sponging

ODBD will be giving away a $15 gift certificate toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! A winner will be chosen & announced next Saturday. While it's not required to use ODBD images/sentiments, we love to see 'em if you have 'em.

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 at ODBD. To qualify for this award Our Daily Bread stamps must be used on your submissions and added to Mr. Linky at ODBD. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC5 so that we may find your work easier. When creating your blog-posts, please include a link to the Shining The Light ODBD challenge .

To see my TEAM MATE's beautiful samples that'll inspire you, please visit them HERE:
Chris Olsen
Christine Okken
Francie Gumprecht
Natalie Dever
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson

Also, for this week's Crafty Sentiments' Challenge #8, {to use 3 different ribbons on our creations}, I decided to follow the Midnight Madness Sketch #MMSC43 found here.

Here is my take:
Stamps: Crafty Sentiments
Paper: Red, White, Dark Brown CS
Ink: StazOn, Copics, Dimensional Paint, SU White Signo Gel Pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, 3 different Ribbons, Spellbinders, Flowers, SU Oval Punch

For more of these adorable Crafty Sentiments Images & Sentiments, visit the CS store HERE. To see what the rest of the team has created for this 3-ribbon challenge & to help inspire you, visit the Crafty Sentiments BLOG here.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for Looking & Happy Creating!


  1. WOW America this looks amazing.....Colors, images, details are AWESOME!!! Gorgeous card!

  2. Gorgeous! Love that glitter - that looks amazing!! Hope you are doing well - I miss you!!

  3. America, I just love the colors and the glitter is a perfect addition to your gorgeous card!

  4. This is gorgeous America! Love all the shimmer and the colors!! Tour sponging and use of the dies are awesome!
    Awesome take on the sketch my friend!!

  5. I thought I commented on your beautiful card, but I don't see it. I love the sparkle of your main image circle!

  6. so very,very,very BEAUTYFUL!!!!!!!!


  7. America, girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! I LOVE your take on this weeks sketch and that second card is so sweet as well!!! You are a creatin' machine ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  8. My goodness America! Stunning! What beautiful touches throughout! From the die cut horizontal line to the glitter...its awesome!

  9. Wonderful creations, America! The little girl is precious and so beautifully colored!

  10. both cards show your swesome attantion to detail, layering, and unique creations....fab work, as always, my friend

  11. Oh my, both of these cards are gorgeous. I'm lovin' all those red roses. Your ODBD card is just so pretty. I'm off to see if I can do a card for this week's challenge. TFS!

  12. So beautiful! I just adore that second card, so sweet!

  13. Hi America, this is just gorgeous - love everyrthing from the image to those adorable roses AND everything inbetween! Your cards are always stunning! We are glad you are able to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, your cards inspire us! We would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  14. Good morning America, how are ya! I just want to sing that song every time I come here...LOL What beautiful cards you make, you are so talented. I love your sweet Midnight Madness entry. Such awesome details. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :0}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  15. They are both beautiful. I love the antique look of the ODBD one. Just stunning

  16. I love both cards America, you did a fab job.


  17. America, what a darling image, I love her long hair and your coloring is awesome!! The little roses are a great take on the sketch. Pretty color choices too. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at MMSC.

    Take Care
    MMSC March Guest

  18. GASP.....THUD.....Oh my word, girl, these are incredible! You so ROCK!

  19. America, your MMSC card is so sweet! I just love all the pretty details and colors you've used. Thanks for playing along with us this week. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  20. Wowzers, America! These are both sooo wonderful!! You totally rocked this ODBD sketch!! I LOVE the way you used the borders punch...amazing!!

  21. Hi America... what wonderful cards. I really like the girl with the heart and the way you used the roses for the MMSC sketch. Well done..Your work shows such quality and workmanship in it. Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
    Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

  22. Can I just say that I could stare at this card forever? It is so beautiful, and the glitter is a fabulous touch but doesn't draw away from the true meaning of the card. I love how you used the MS punch and just might have to purchase this one for this reason! ugh..... thanks for enabling as well.

  23. Gorgeous as always America.