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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ODBDSLC218 Blessings week 1

Good Tuesday morning to you all!
Today is the start of a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
The challenge is to use at least 4 letters in the word "Blessings".
 ODBD stamps used: The Babe
ODBD dies used: Shining Star, Splendorous Star, Flourish Star Pattern
ODBD paper used: Winter Collection
B=Blue, L=Lace, E=Embossing, S=Silver, S=Star, I= Ink, N= Nesting Stars, G=Glitter/Gold, S=Sparkle
Isn't that paper beautiful?  It is from the Winter collection at Our Daily Bread Designs.  All the paper is copper, gold and silver colors! I used glitter paper in gold and silver to make the star and added an amber star to the top. I used the outside die of Flourish Star Pattern for the rectangle with the stitch marks on it, love that die.  The star come from the bonus Shining Star die, Splendorous Star and Flourish Star Pattern dies. I added a piece of metallic, sparkly mesh behind baby Jesus to add some texture, sparkle and interest to the background. The baby Jesus image was colored with Copic markers and outlined with Gold Leaf Pen.  While the die was still on, I added some distress ink with a sponge.  I have brown lace at the bottom and a metallic gold ribbon bow to finish it off along with some amber rhinestones on each corner.  Thanks for visiting and now to get more inspiration, please visit my other design team sisters:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC218 or to join the challenge click HERE.  You have until 8:00 pm EST to join us.  By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good toward the purchase of stamps in the "stamp column" on ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge.  The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.  Please do not post on Flickr as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Well, ready or not, the season is upon us and now it's time to reflect upon the reason we celebrate.  You know what I'm going to say right?  Yes, the ONLY reason there is a Christmas time is because of Christ Jesus.  We celebrate His birth at this time of year. No one is sure of the real date for Jesus birth but December 25th has been widely accepted as the date to celebrate His birth. His birth means the possibility of new birth for us as humans.  All we have to do is accept that He is the Christ, the Son of the living God and that He died for our sins and rose again to live forever.  When we do that, we are covered by His sacrifice.  He gives us a new spirit and a new heart.  What an incredible gift.  Even after blowing it completely, we can have a clean heart just my receiving Him as our Lord and Savior.  I can't tell you how good that feels.   Take time to reflect upon Jesus Christ this Christmas time. Jesus IS the reason for the season!  Read Matthew and Luke in the New Testament to read all about His birth.  It was foretold in many of the Old Testament books as well. Get to know Him because He did this for you, He loves you that much!


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, this is gorgeous! I just love the warm colors and such beautiful layout! The image with the infant Jesus is so beautifully colored, and wow is your star gorgeous, along with the beautiful sparkling mesh! Stunning card, sweet friend! I love it! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Robin!! I just love all the gold and copper, the coloring of the manger, and your layered star!! Such a great reminder for the true meaning of Christmas!!
Beautiful my friend!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous and rich! Love love the layered star and your image. Beautiful job on the challenge!

DJ Rants said...

I love this card!! The combination of gold and silver with a sweet nativity, absolutely beautiful!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love all the details to absorb as well as the powerful Christmas message! Did I mention it's gorgeous??

Tricia Ann said...

Wow! Your card is phenomenal! I MUST raise my standard of production.

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Robin. Love the star and the baby is coloured beautifully! Love the diecut you used around The Babe too.