Friday, March 23, 2012

ODBD 4th Anniversary!

So I knew I hadn't posted on my blog in a while, but I didn't realize that I still hadn't posted for 2012 yet!  I've been crafting (just not posting stuff on my blog) and have spent a good deal of time trying to make a major career change.  After teaching science for over 10 years, I decided that I really did not want to do that any longer, so after a great deal of prayer, I decided to try to get accepted into pharmacy school.  I recently received the good news that I was accepted, so I will begin the four year process of obtaining my Pharm. D. in August.  Whoo hoo!  I'm so excited to be starting a new chapter in the job aspect of my life. 

My post today is another celebration, the Shining the Light Challenge #100 as Our Daily Bread Designs celebrates their 4th Anniversary!  Congratulations, Kelley on this milestone!  I love my ODBD stamps and find that I can interchange the sentiments, Bible verses, and images from so many sets to have lots of crafty options.  They are high quality stamps, and they ink up beautifully.

The challenge was to use the colors aqua or topaz (blue) with your favorite quote, sentiment, or scripture.  The scripture I chose is from "Scripture Collection 3."  I chose it because it has helped me to get through all of the changes and challenges that have arisen since last April whien my Mom died suddenly and unexpectedly.  At her funeral, my brother and I sang "You Are Mine" which is partly based on this scripture verse.  Later last summer, my great-uncle died at age 99, and I sang it as a solo for his funeral.  His funeral was the first time in 20 years that I sang publicly without being accompanied by either my husband or my Mom which was a shocking realization.  (Ryan couldn't take off work that day, but Karen accompanied me and she was so great to work with!  I have known her since childhood).

My card is kind of a CAS design.  I was going to add ribbbon, flowers, or something else, but in the end, I just left it with the scripture as the focal point since that is what really matters to me on this card.

The card is 6" x 6" and is based on the March Midnight Madness Sketch (#136).  I used the plain version of the sketch and changed the center square to a circle (sorry!).  That was the direction my mojo took me.  :)

In this last picture, you can see a bit more clearly how I stacked the doily dies and used foam tape to separate the layers and give it some depth.  I also added adhesive backed pearls to give it a little bit of a delicate feeling.  The edges of the doily dies are sponged along with the sentiment panel.

Stamps:  ODBD "Scripture Collection 3"
Ink:  SU!  "Night of Navy" and Vintage Photo Distress Ink (sponged)
Papers:  cream for base and mats, navy for scalloped die mat, dps from Basic Grey "Picadilly"
Other:  My Favorite Things Doily Dies (large and small), Recollections pearls (Michael's), Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies

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