Thursday, June 17, 2010

ODBD Surprise!


It has been a week for surprises!  First the Featured Stamper, then a Mojo Monday winner and although I knew about this little surprise a little while ago, today I could finally spill the beans!  I am the hostess for Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time on Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD12)!!  Imagine my excitement when Betty emailed and asked me if I’d like to participate—of course I said YES!  It is a two-week challenge, so you have lots of time to play!  I chose to make this an inspiration challenge, and here is my inspiration piece:

Make Me Blush Vera Bradley


My niece-to-be received a beautiful Vera Bradley bag at her bridal shower in this pattern….I found out the name of it is “Make Me Blush”!!  (I thought that was quite funny!)  So the challenge is to create a card, project or scrapbook page using a selection of these colors. 

I used almost all the colors in the fabric, along with a verse from Scripture Collection 2:


On each panel, I stamped a floral image from SU’s Watercolor Trio in matching ink, then stamped over it with the retired Linen background stamp :


I heat embossed the butterflies in white craft ink and white EP; then added some swirls and pearls, using some Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper.  I also stamped some flowers on the panel using markers.  The whole shebang is finished off with Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon.  I hope this card will be an encouragement to the recipient!  After all, that’s why we make cards in the first place, right?  Here are a few other ODBD designers who are also participating in the challenge:






And thanks to Betty and all the ODBD crew for asking me to host!  Such a blessing they are!  Now let’s see what you can create; post your project over on the ODBD blog--I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!



Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations and WOW!!! What a stunning card! All of the detail work is just amazing! You're definitely on a serious roll my friend :) Well done!

Bev J. said...

Congrats-you are one busy lady! Love the colors in that bag-very pretty as is your card. tfs

Grace said...

Congratulations Leanne! We love your inspiration challenge and thank you for such a great challenge! Congrats on being FS and winner of mojo as well!!! What a week for you! Love your take on this challenge! Thanks again for hosting!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hey, that's MY purse! LOL I have that pattern!

GORGEOUS card, LeAnne! You nailed it with the inspiration piece! And congrats on being the Guest Hostess! ODBD stamps ROCK!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

LeAnne, your card is breathtaking!! When I found out it was going to be you hosting this weeks challenge I jumped right at it ;D;D, kind of couldn't say "no" either. Thanks so much for such an awesome inspiration was tons of fun. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, LeAnne! Fabulous take on the inspiration piece and what a great choice--I want that bag, LOL!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks for hosting the SNT challenge today!!! Such a great inspiration piece and your sample is amazing!!! God Bless!!

nitestamper said...

what a lovely sentiment for this lovely card, Leanne!!!!
love the swirly!!!!

Karen W said...

Perfect, congratulations and what a wonderful inspiration.

Harriet Skelly said...

Congratulations LeAnne - that is all super news!! I love the bag inspiration and will work on that and the FS when I get home. I am leaving Minneapolis for home this afternoon. Hugs, Harriet

Betty Wright said...

LeAnne, this is just gorgeous! Love you stamped panels and background! Beautiful layout and design, too! Wonderful scripture card! Thanks so much for hosting with us this week!

Pati said...

Congrats, you busy, creative gal! What a fun, colorful, inspirational challenge for ODBD! I look forward to playing. I like that Watercolor Trio set from the SU Summer Mini : )

Kathy Martin said...

Fantastic card! What a great inspiration piece, that purse! :)

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning! Perfect attention to all of the little details!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Congratulations, LeAnne! What an incredible week you're having!!

Gorgeous card. Love the colors!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely card, the layout is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

maryr917 said...

congrats on being the challenge hostess leanne-i love your card-hope to be able to play in this challenge

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Super gorgeous, LeAnne! And a big congrats, too! I wish you lived next door - we could drink coffee & stamp... but I know you'd hate the 100 degree weather we're having - lol!

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE the bag you picked LeAnne and I LOVE the card you created. The color blocking feel is so great and you capture the feeling of the flowers so well!