Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Berry Sweet!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Strawberries, Gingham Background, ODBD Elegant Ovals dies, CherylQuilts, Shining the Light Challenge, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Congratulations, Our Daily Bread Designs! This month marks the sixth anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, and the Shining the Light challenge team is celebrating this anniversary with a series of special challenges. This first week's challenge is to use Metal or Sweets. Since the traditional anniversary gift is iron or sweets, let's see you use any image that is sweet or include metal on your creation.

I decided to go with sweet and chose the Strawberries stamp set for the focal image with a lacy border and my sentiment using the ODBD Elegant Oval dies. On top of my Kraft card base, I stamped Gingham Background in green and used a white embossed piece on the left. Then I finished it off with some jute and a red button...all to give it a country feel.

As I think of sweetness this week, I am reminded of a verse about how important our words are:

Pleasant words are like honey. They are sweet to the spirit
 and bring healing to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

What a precious gift we give to others when we guard our words and use them to encourage others at home, work, church, and anywhere God takes us through life. Sweet words can bring life and healing to people's hearts. What a wonderful opportunity to consider this week!

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until March 9 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought. Hope we all enjoy the opportunities God gives us this week to encourage and lift up others by our sweet and kind words. Watch for a smile or two!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Strawberries and Gingham Background (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft and Poppy Red (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Wild Wasabi (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers; Custom Elegant Oval Dies (ODBD); Circles dies, Lacey Circles dies, and Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders); white gel pen (Signo); Perfect Layers; jute (May Arts); button (PTI); red tape; 3M dimensional tape
Card Size:  A-2


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your words are so true....Cheryl. As this verse says, sweet words are like much words can encourage or bring you down. May our words of encouragement be used for His glory!!

Your card is so refreshing and reminds me of a summer picnic with the gingham and your GORGEOUS coloring of the strawberries!! Your card has a real country flair!! Just beautiful my sweet friend!! Your words and creations always inspire me!!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love the country feel to it :-) and your strawberries look so sweet and yummy! Gorgeous colouring!

Becky said...

So true Cheryl, life & death lies in the power of the tongue. Your card is just fabulous. Beautiful coloring.

Diana Nguyen said...

So very sweet! :) And thank you for the reminder that my words need to be sweet... especially on this thirteenth snow day!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh my sweet friend, this card is perfect coming from you because it is sweet just like you! Love your strawberries and that gingham is perfect! Lovely!

DJ Rants said...

Perfect verse for our challenge, cheryl!! Such a beautiful card, love the feel of country coziness and warm colors, and as always, your coloring is perfect!! Hugs!

Karen Letchworth said...

This really is BERRY SWEET, and so lovely. I'm blessed to have you share with us, and always enjoy seeing your amazing art in our challenges. God bless you!
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Dunbrook said...

Oh my goodness...this is just wonderfully done mf. Love the gingham and the strawberries...makes me long for warm and sunny weather....such a bright spot in my day to see your card. We are blessed with you talent mf.

Greta said...

Oh this just makes me smile, Cheryl--Beautiful & cheery! Your coloring is wonderful & I really like the background strips not the same size & the twine with the button--perfect composition!

Jo Ann said...

This is a great card. Love the wonderful color combo you used and the awesome way you colored that basket of strawberries...Oh, so yummy looking! We are so blessed you joined us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!


Stephanie said...

Oh, this is a sweet card! I love the little bow and button - very cute :) Also, thank you for sharing that verse from paints such a lovely picture in my mind. Enjoy your day!

Linda Carson said...

I could eat this card! I love all things strawberries esp pie!! Lovely color combos and design! It's sweet just like you! Hugs!

Graciellie Design said...

Cheryl, thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving me such a sweet comment! I really appreciate it! Blessings...

Kelley said...

Cheryl, you always have such a sweet way with words and your constant encouragement is your God given talent! The card is s pretty, too!