Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shine Your Light Before Men

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Jesus gave these instructions to His disciples, so if you profess to be a Christian and are trusting in Him alone, these instructions apply to you as well. A dark and perishing world needs the light of the Gospel, the life-giving light of the truth that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. . and you are that messenger.  May your light shine brightly for the glory of the Lord, dear ones!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may 
see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

ODBDSLC91 In with the new. . .out with the old!

Happy New Year Everyone!!  Today marks the second anniversary of the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!! And. . my first challenge as a member of the Challenge Team!

The team challenges you to create a project using something new and something old on your card.
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, January 13 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them .As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, January 13th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC91. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge. You will find all of the details and some lovely samples on the ODBD blog.

Project Details

This little lantern was found in a discount bin and the mini-canvas at the art supply store. The canvas was stamped using VersaFine Sepia and then embossed using Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel. The edges were then inked with the Versa Fine Onyx. The main image panel is stamped on tissue paper, which was distressed with Ranger Inks and then spritzed with glimmer mist and a button with twine added for embellishment. The tag was stamped, embossed, die cut. A second panel was cut and over-stamped with the scripture for the backside to hide the brad and twill tape ends.

Old = ODBD Stamp Sets 
New = Canvas Art Technique
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning, Light of the World, & Mini-Tags 1,2,3
Cardstock: Tissue paper, SU Whisper White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx and Vintage Sepia. Ranger Distress Tea Stain and Antique Linen
Dies: Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio
Accessories: Button, twine, Stampendous Aged Copper and Clear Embossing Enamel, black twill tape, brad, mini canvas (2"x4"), mini lantern., Tattered Angels Copper Glimmer Mist

Looking for ideas? Visit the blogs of my fellow Challenge Team members:

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Hi Jan Marie! You've got a wonderful project to share! Such a fabulous Scripture to put on a of my favorites! Beautifully done! Blessings to you!...Nancy :o)

  2. This is darling Jan Marie! I love the vintage feel to your project! What a wonderful gift! So glad you are here with the CT! blessings...


  3. This is so creative and beautiful Jan!! Love the vintage flair and your design!! What a great gift!! Welcome to the ct!!!! I am excited to be working with you.
    blessings and hugs,

  4. your project is absolutely gorgeous, jan!! so excited to be on the dt with you!!

  5. Jan your project is just beautiful! Love the bg on the tag... and the colors you used! So creative... and loved reading your thoughts today as well! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful project, Jan, Love the backgtound and the colors! Fabulous!

  7. Congrats on the CT position! This project is a fabulous kick off and love the sepia w/copper tones that you used with the canvas art! The little lantern w/tag is such a great gift to pair with it! I look forward to seeing your future designs!

  8. Gorgeous, I love your lantern tag and your plaque!! just so beautifully done... hugs

  9. What a beautiful thing to share - along with your encouraging words! This lantern will serve as a constant reminder of our mission in life - love this tag as well - Fantastic answer to the challenge!!

  10. Jan Marie I love how you have challenged your readers to 'shine' :-) - me included.
    Love your plaque and tag - so beautiful.

  11. Congratulations, Jan! I know your beautiful light of Christ will shine through to many in your new position with ODBD! What a perfect fit!

    blessings ~

  12. Jan Marie, I am blown away..seriously!!! This project is just too amazing for words! Your project sure is stunning in every sense of the word!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  13. Gorgeous Jan, simply gorgeous!!!

  14. Jan Marie, his is just beautiful! Thank you for a reminder that we should let our light shine.


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!