Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ODBDSLC121 You Leave Me in Stitches

Thanks to everyone who participated in the "Sketchchallenge last week!! There were so many beautiful creations. We so enjoyed viewing your interpretation of the challenge.

Before going on to our challenge, I would like to thank Linda Lucas for being our guest designer this month.  The month just flew by!!  Your creations were such an inspiration to us all Linda.  Thanks for sharing your love for the Lord and the gift of talent he has bestowed upon you!!

Next month's guest is the talented and sweet Katherine Lawson!!!  Her blog is called Paper Play by Kathi

Here are a few words from Katherine:

I live in Stonington, Maine, on a tiny island, with my husband of almost 42 years. We have a grown son, daughter-in-law, and three young grandchildren who live in Rochester, NY.

I was a SAHM, and taught Sunday school and swimming, sang in the choir, and worked with local charities when my son was younger. When he got older, I became a volunteer at the Nursing Home, and that pretty much consumed my life for quite a few years. It started out as one day a week, but ended up so I was there for three or four hours a day at least five days a week. It was the best thing I have ever done.

About ten years ago, both of our fathers came down with cancer, and right after our fathers passed away, my mother-in-law came down with it. Those events pretty much ended anything I did outside the home, but spending the time with loved ones when they need us most is what really matters. Now my mother is 82, so I spend a lot of time with her. She and I run a small gift shop in the summer, where we sell all types of crafts we have made. Together, we do about any craft you can think of, but for the last few years, my favorite has been making cards. I've always loved working with paper, and we have so many beautiful products available to us now.

When Chris told me I was going to be a guest designer for Our Daily Bread Designs, I couldn't believe it. ODBD is one of the nicest stamp companies in the world. Everyone I've communicated with has been so nice, and I love using their stamps to spread the Lord's word. It seems like so much in our world today is focused on sending the wrong message, especially to our children, so I love seeing a company that only shares goodness.

The Award and Prize Winners for last week's "Sketchchallenge:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Pumpkin, Randi's Song 

Cindy Coutts

Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection

Congrats Ladies !! Please grab the Shining the Light Award Badge and display it with pride. Please link the badge to http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/.
Shining the Light Challenge Award

This week's random prize winner of the $15 dollar gift certificate toward stamps is:

9. Lynda Pleckan

Congratulations !!  Please email Kelley at kelley@ourdailybreaddesigns.com
for more information on how you to claim your gift certificatePlease let her know you won ODBDSLC120.

This week's challenge: 
"You leave me in stitches"
This challenge will be open to our players for two weeks...our design team will have more samples for this challenge next week.

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 Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday,  September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword isODBDSLC121.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Now on to our challenge teams inspiring creations for this challenge: 

Please note the designers link, challenges used and the stamp set they used is listed under each creation. If you take a moment to leave the girls some love at their blogs, I am sure they would greatly appreciate it.

Guest Designer:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Mother Teresa

Linda Lucas 
ODBD stamps used:  Mother Teresa

Our Daily Bread Designs, Jan Marie Ennenga, Thank You

Jan Marie Ennenga
ODBD Stamps Used: Thank You

Our Daily Bread Designs, Rosemary Dennis, The Good Seed

ODBD Stamps Used:  The Good Seed

Our Daily Bread Designs, Quote Collection 2

ODBD Stamp Set Used:  Quote Collection #2

Our Daily Bread Designs, With Heartfelt Sympathy, Lori Ulrich

ODBD Stamps Used: With Heartfelt Sympathy

Our Daily Bread Designs, Christmas Door, Kathy Roney
ODBD Stamps Used:  Christmas Door

Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection 6, Elegant Ovals, Eternity, Chris Olsen

ODBD stamps used:  Scripture Collection 6Eternity
ODBD dies to match Eternity set from ODBD: Elegant Ovals

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  We can't wait to see your creation!!


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Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks again, Linda....wow, this month flew by! Welcome, Kathi....can't wait to see your challenge cards! Congrats to last week's fabulous winners and WOW to the CT girls....gorgeous samples as usual! Blessings, Angie

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Linda, thanks for a great month!!! I love seeing your creations!!! And welcome Katherine!!! I am very excited to have you join us for September!!!

The samples for this challenge are amazing as always!!!! Will visit your blogs as soon as I can today!!!

Congrats to all the winners!!!

kathi17 said...

Congratulations to the winners! The challenge teams designs for this week are also beautiful.

Thank you so much to Chris, Kelley, and everyone else at ODBD for choosing me to be guest designer for September's challenges. I feel so honored! I hope I can do as well as Sherry and Linda did in July and August!

Pati said...

Since I don't see a description for this, when I read "you leave me in stitches" it sounds like a funny card. But in looking at the CT samples, I take it it means use stitching on your creation, real or faux, since the cards are beautiful and not funny. :) Fun, 2 weeks, maybe I can play, if the weeks slow down a bit, they like to fly by it seems!

Samantha said...

I love sewing and faux stitches too so this challenge is just fabulous! Thank you for all the inspiration too xxx

Dorothy S said...

I just saw my card included in your choices for this week. For me, this is such an honor - to be included with the creators of such lovely cards. Thank you to whomever made the selections. Now I need to think about the new challenge. You always have such lovely inspiration pieces.

Cindy Coutts said...

Cool and what a blessing to be able to display 2 badges now! It's such an honor. Candace is wonderful and I'm so glad she was chosen at the Customer Card of the Card. Hooray for Candy!