Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love... Stamping in Time


It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD27)! The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps. The challenge this rotation is "All about Love!" Love can be conveyed in many ways. You can use sentiments, stamps, or designer papers that use the word love or have a heart on them! You can use scriptures that actually use the word LOVE! Or, you can come up with your own idea about LOVE! Just let us know what you use to convey love! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

For my card I used Our Daily Bread designs Love One Another set. I colored it with Copics and cut the panel with Spellbinders Labels Ten . I matted that on Gina K Cranberry Tart cs cut with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I matted that with a white layer, embossed with a Cuttlebut Swiss Dot folder and cut with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die. I cut and embossed everything with my new Grand Calibur and I love how smoothly it works, yet makes an incredible impression when embossing! I used a Martha Stewart edge punch.

This card was made to take to my church along with a lot of others to donate to a missions scholarship fundraiser. I bought a revolving card rack to have in the Church where people can take whatever cards they want... and hopefully will leave a donation in the attached box. My hope is that lots of cards will be taken for whatever donation people care to make, and that those donations will enable someone to go on mission who can't otherwise afford to do so. I'm resisting the temptation to see how much money has been raised so far, as it's only been in place a little over a week, but pray with me that God will use this in many ways.... it's always amazing to think what God can do with even a little thing! Just think... if someone goes on mission.... and someone else finds the Lord through that person... and then two more find the Lord through that person... well... the results could be far above what we can even imagine! Will you pray with me for God to use this little effort?

Well... that's my take on the love challenge this week! Now let's see yours! Simply link to the Stamping in Time Challenge on the ODBD Blog by Feb 9th! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Be sure to check the rest of my DT sisters who played in today's challenge:
Sabrina, Fran, Pat, Angie, Patter & Betty

I am entering this in the following challenges:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Valentine's
Everybody-Art-Challenge - "my favorite thing" (love)
My Time To Craft - embossing
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
Pink Elephant - Red, brown & pink
Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Pile It On - Love is in the air
Craft Your Days Away - love
Secret Crafter - it's a couple thing (2 characters in your main image I hope hearts apply)
Totally Papercrafts - add a heart
Penny's Paper-Crafty  – anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - anything goes 
Stampavie and More - love
Meljens Designs -   create something with hearts
Paper Play -  layer it up
Southern Girls -  dry embossing


Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Grace!!I love the colors,paper,and your beautiful coloring of that ODBD image!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, oh y goodness, this is so pretty!!! I love, love, ove your coloring of tose wreaths and roses...just beautiful!! You have such an amazing ministry going in your church!!! I bet your cards fly off of the rack! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Unknown said...

Hello Grace, what a lovely card, it looks so elegant! I love it! Hugs, Frea

Shelley said...

Wow Grace, this is lovely!

Sue said...

Hi ya
gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Grace. What a pretty stamp. They will snatch this right up at church.. Your new blog header is beautiful.. LOVE pink...

Unknown said...

OMG this is so beautiful, love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Runnergirl Creations said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the layers! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

ChristineCreations said...

Love that labels die with the embossing Grace...gorgeous hearts, beautiful delicate coloring!

Joey said...

Lovely card Grace very elegant. Thanks for joining us at tpc
Joey xx

patriziawithaz said...

Evening Grace x Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at MTTCC this week - it's gorgeous xx

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace,

What a lovely use of this stamp. It is precious. The trim adds to the country feel this gives. Your embossing is so clear and looks so clean! I love it!

I am praying for your Mission's card ministry. I know just what you mean about one person sharing with 2 others, and how easily the Love of and For the Lord is spread all around this world! Wonderful idea! I'm sure your cards will go for a bundle!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Patter Cross said...

Grace, I love how you colored that image and your deep, rich papers. So beautiful! Blessings,

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Grace! The colors, patterns, and detailing are so beautiful! Lovely card!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is so rich, elegant, and just plain gorgeous! I love the embossing, the papers and your image is colored beautifully!!! Love it!! Blessings, Angie

Peachy Wessels said...

“Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you” - I love this pretty valentine. Your colors are soft and you have a very calming style! It was fun to visit a new site!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful and adorable too.

Crystal said...

Grace, WOW I LOVE this layout and your colors are soooo beautiful!!! A perfect card for LOVE sweetie!! Have a great Friday!

Shirl said...

This is truly beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card!!

Lori m said...

I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog, even if I can't create wonders of art like some, I can at least enjoy the outstanding designs.

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Grace!! I just love the red, the embossing and your coloring!! Stunning Valentine card my friend!!!

Darlene said...

Very SWEET Grace! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

Chrissy D said...

Grace- this is soooo lovely! Beautiful twinkle on the flowers! Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Cute card!
Thanks for sharing the Love at Pile It On and ASFOS this week :)

Lenoria said...

This card is beautiful and it is easy to see where your love is and where it is going with the comment you stated about how this card will be used! I pray that God uses your wonderful talent to bless other people in ways far exceeding what you even expect. I thank God for people like you and you are a blessing to me when I read your blog. Thank you!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card,the perfect image for our "Love" theme....thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Take care
San x

Deirdre said...

Am loving all your creations for our challenge this week - Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Amanda said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along with our Love challenge this time over at Craft Your Days Away!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Lauretta See said...

beautiful and elegant.. love it ;) Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X

Unknown said...

What a lovely card! Love your embossing. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls this week and good luck.
Alicia xx

Patricia Mae said...

Very cute project. Thanks so much for sharing and playing with us at Southern Girls. I hope we see you again.