Saturday, January 28, 2012

ODBDSLC94 Love Recipe

I can't believe it's the last Saturday in January already, which means my two months as a guest designer with the challenge team at ODBD is over (sniff, sniff)!  I've been so blessed by getting to chat with these uber talented and fine Christian ladies!  I consider them friends and hope to keep in touch with them via blog land and future challenges!  Thanks again, Chris, Kelley and the team for inviting me!  So, enough of the chit chat and on to my card and some challenge details!

The team challenges you t0 a Love Recipe- Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word love, hearts, lace and the colors red, white, pink and white, or both (must be more than minimal..make these colors the main colors)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, February 3rd 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.Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

I didn't use actual lace, but did choose a lacy heart die and the embossed BG also gives a lacy feel to the card.  My card is also for the Viva la Verve Challenge on SCS where Teresa Kline has created a fabulous sketch layout!  It also qualifies for the Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS where Judy has introduced a fabulous faux porcelain technique that I will definitely be using over and over again!  I brayered Blushing Bride ink over my EF...a 5x7 Cuttlebug folder entitled "Kassie's Brocade".  You'll want to click on the link to get more details for this look!  I used a square Nestie to emboss the white panel...a small yet elegant detail that I love!  The sentiment is from ODBD's Special Blend set - perfect to convey your love to a friend!  The heart is the largest of 2 dies in a set by Cheery Lynn Designs - "Pair of Hearts".  ODBD now carries some of the more popular Cheery Lynn Designs, so check it out HERE and do some shopping!

There are more fabulous samples to inspire you, so be sure and visit these ladies and leave them some love!
Chris Olsen
Jan Marie Ennenga
Debi Southard
Jan Keen
Lori Ulrich
Kathy Roney
Rosemary Dennis
Sabrina Jackson

STAMPS: Special Blend (ODBD)
PAPER: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Black, White
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade
ACCESSORIES: Square Nestie, Plaid EF, Kassie's Brocade EF, Two of Hearts dies by Cheery Lynn Designs, Foliage dies by Spellbinders, Prima by Blue Moon Beads (found at Michael's), Brayer, Blushing Bride ribbon.

Positive blurb of the day...
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.  Robert Louis Stevenson 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Wanda!! I just love the pink and white with a touch of black with the heart!! Gorgeous embossing, layout and addition of details. Gorgeous take on the Love challenge.

Thanks for all you have done for ODBD and for the team over the past 2 months. I can't believe time has flown by so fast. Your creations brought such style and elegance to our challenges each week. We have loved getting to know you!! See you here at your blog!!
Have a great weekend!!

Becky said...

A really beautiful creation, feminine and pretty! Thanks for your comments on my blog and sorry it has taken so long to respond...

Svetlana said...

this is so lovely! so delicate!!

Cards By Jan said...

Wanda, Elegance to the Max!! I love the contrast of your black heart against the pinks, so feminine, and beautiful...hugs hun...

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wanda, will you QUIT making me NEED that heart die, for Pete's sake? This is GORGEOUS! (I need some of those flowers, too!)

Marisa said...

Loooooove that heart die and the plaid EF is fabulous too -- more enabling for sure! The flower is fabulous and love the nestie leaf you used. Great card and use of the sketch.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Wanda, your card is so elegant and beautiful! You truly have blessed us over at ODBD with some of the most amazing creations ever in your two months with us. We, I am going to miss your sweet spirit and off course your creations!! Thanks for blessings us!! See you right here on your Blog. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Wanda! This is amazing! I love the embossing, the bold heart die and that lovely flower! You always make the most amazing projects! Thanks so much for being a wonderful friend and crafting partner over the last few months! You have blessed us all tremendously! Can't wait to see your beautiful projects to come! Blessings...

Rosemary said...

another gorgeous card, wanda! love the clean design, the embossing and that elegant black heart!! i have been so blessed to have been creating along side you on the team and i'm so sad that you time as a guest designer is up!! :( but i know that i will be seeing you around blogland!! hugs!!

Kathy said...

Wanda, this is SO gorgeous! I LOVE that heart die! I love how you did the background paper, it's so elegant! I can't wait to try that technique!
It's been so wonderful having you on the breadstick team! You have been a blessing! We will be seeing you in blogland! Blessings! Kathy

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous! I am so going to have to try this pottery technique! Beautifully done, Wanda!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Wanda, what a beautiful card and a perfect one for your finale as a challenge team guest designer. .you will be so missed, but as the scripture on your beautiful card reminds us, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul and your friendship has been a sweet blessing! You are a gifted and talented designed and I look forward to seeing more of your stunning work which this card exemplifies!! Blessings!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bee-autiful take on the sketch Wanda! Love the embossed background you used, too.

Grace said...

Wanda this is soooo gorgeous! I love all the embossing and the black heart die cut really pops against all the soft tones! Love your flower... love it all!!!

Thanks for all you have done for ODBD these past 2 months! Hard to believe it has flown by so quickly! Hope you'll visit us often, and we'll miss you!

Mary Marsh said...

so pretty Wanda-I love that heart die-should have bought it instead of the ones I did get-oh well on my wish list