Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wreath, Our Daily Bread Designs- ODBDSLC41, Stampin' Sisters in Christ #69

I made a couple batches of cookies today and  some fudge, and because I was really wanting to do Our
Daily Bread Design's Shining the Light challenge, I hurried to the craft room. Besides the fun of making my card, the doorbell rang and guess who it was? The postman bringing my order from ODBD. Part of it was a Christmas present  and part of it  was for me. Yea! This made for a good day.

ODBD gave a choice of inspiration and I chose this wreath over the fireplace mantel (shown below). I used the small pine and cones from Sing For Joy and stamped in a circle to make my wreath. As, I was having a bit of a hard time getting my wreath  rounded, I got out a circle nestabilitie and stamped inside it. Worked great! After stamping, I cut it out with the nestie.  I stamped in green and then in brown so I could cut out some out the pine cones and have them brown and popped. You know how sometimes some have turned and some haven't. I put some glitter on the cones and tied a ribbon.
I really have enough Christmas cards and thought I can use this for a winter encouragement card if needed.

So, here are the two challenges I'm doing:
Our Daily Bread Designs ODBDSLC41-Inspiration Challenge
Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Based on this scripture EPH. 4:29, create a card or project that will compliment, encourage, or cheer someone in need of uplifting.---- I don't see how the verse I used could do anything but give encouragement: Ecc. 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Stamps: ODBD Sing for Joy, ODBD Scripture Collection 1
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Greetings of the Season paper pack made for Hobby Lobby-Christmas 2008
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Spellbinders circle nestabilities (2), Spellbinders long, classic rectangle set for sentiment, The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby), Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick


Marisa said...

Love that verse and your wreath is lovely :) Can almost smell the cookie baking out here LOL!

Becky said...

Beautiful verse and beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Carol L said...

I love how you figured out how to make your wreath round by stamping inside of a nestie! *slapping my forehead in amazement!* What a clever and useful idea! I really like the 2 different colors of pinecones on your wreath, and what a great way to be interrupted during the day - with new stamps! Stay warm!!!

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderful that your ODBD goodies arrived just in time to do this challenge!!! Your wreath is just beautiful, and I love that diamond print DP. Looks like you are all set for Christmas!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful verse and that is a lovely card. Isn't it fun when the delivery truck stops for you? Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week.

Grace said...

Hi Benzi! Oh my goodness this is so pretty! I love your wreath of pine cones and how perfectly placed they are and I especially love the verse you chose!!! This would be an encouragement to anyone for sure! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD and Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH Benzi, this is gorgeous!! I just love your design of the wreath. Beautiful take on the inspiration. The verse is perfect. Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ and ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Nicki Olsen said...

Oh Benzi,this is stunning!I love the colors,image,and the gorgeous vintage look!
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my card!

Davi said...

Benzi I love this wonderful card. I love circles on cards and the love wispy pine and the wonderful scripture is really beautiful!
PS How fun to know we have sooo much in common! :)

Patti J said...

Now why didn't I think of that??? lol! Wonderful card, Benzi! So happy that you joined us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Thanks for participating in the challenge, and we hope to see you next time!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a gorgeous and natural wreath.....love it

Julie said...

This wreath is gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bet you were happy to see the mailman! Your card colors go so well with the inspiration pic. :) And you can never have too many Christmas cards, in my opinion!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Benzi - it is lovely seeing you!! What a gorgeous card - I love your new ODBD images - you have used them beautifully! Your wreath is beautiful Benzi - Love it! Thank you for playing along with this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating! Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy New Year to your and your family!
Linda SSIC Design Team