Saturday, January 14, 2012


For through wisdom your days will be many and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:11
 Tucked away near the center of your Bible, you'll find the book of Proverbs. We've all read them and, at times wondered as some appear to contradict one another. We know, however, they cannot be at odds as God's Word is perfect, infallible and without contradiction: it is our feeble, sin-dimmed minds that cannot (and will not, at times) understand.

The book of Proverbs is not a litany of the promises of God (as in "if you do this, God will do that"), rather it is filled with observations contrasting the foolish and the wise. It is the observations of the wisest, naturally born man who ever lived, King Solomon, and it is filled with sound advice. Handily, there is one chapter for every day of even the longest month! I find it fascinating that the book portrays folly as an adulterous woman, and wisdom, a woman of virtue, more valuable than rubies and pearls.

I am also most thankful that the Lord promises to provide wisdom if only we, who are His children, will ask. My prayer for each of you, dear friends and sisters, is that the Lord would grant you wisdom, that you might grow in grace and spread that sweet smelling aroma that is the fragrance of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ..

Challenge Details

For this week's Shining the Light Challenge, the team challenges you to create a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-"

W- White, watercolor, etc. (Wisdom)
I- Ink
N- Nestabilities,
T-triangles, trees
E- Embossing
R-Ribbon, ripping, red

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 20 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 1 to 2 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 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC92. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Project Details

ODBD Stamps Used: Birthday Blessings & Serve the Lord
W-White doily/paper (Wisdom)
I- Ink
T~ Tea Cup
E - Embossing
R - Rick Rack

Card Stock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Prima Londonderry
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx, Encore Purple Mist , Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Tea Dye
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Dies, Spellbinders Nestablilities, Wilton cake doily, floral pins, rick rack, lace trim, SU pearls, piercing tool, bic pens and glazing pen for the teacup.
Challenges: ODBDSLC92

For more inspiration for the Our Daily Bread Challenge, please visit my design team sisters and note the designers link, challenges used and the stamp set they used is listed under each creation. If you take a moment to leave the girls some love at their blogs, I am sure they would greatly appreciate it.

  Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Jan, your card is filled with gorgeous details! My fave color is green, so I especially love that green lacy border! Have a great w/e!

  2. JanMarie, your card leaves speechless! Seriously, I have no words for this BEAUTY!! So much detail and so much elegance in your coloring and adding of this yummy looking lace and special little touches. This is truly a masterpiece inside and out! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. Hi Jan, what a BEAUTIFUL Gorgeous card, I love all your additives (bling), your layout is perfect, perfect colouring, and LOVE the verse!!

  4. Jan this is a beautiful card - love your colours and the words are so precious.

  5. absolutely gorgeous card, jan marie!!

  6. Jan Marie this is sooo gorgeous! I love the colors you used and your shabby chic layout is just the style I love!!! Beautiful take on the challenge and I enjoyed reading your words of wisdom as well!

  7. This is so gorgeous, Jan Marie!! Beautiful colors and coloring. I love the lace and the trim and those pins! Blessings! Kathy

  8. What a stunning card Jan Marie!! I just love your colors, use of dp and all the lace details!! Gorgeous take on the WINTER challenge!! Have a great weekend!!

  9. Gorgeous card, Jan!! Look at all the beautiful embellishments and lovely layers, WOW!!! God bless!

  10. Beautiful card Jan, You have done another outstanding job on this one!

  11. Stunning card. I love the verses you chose! ;)

  12. Ooo, such beauty you've created, Jan! It's feminine and fresh.

    Ah, I too am so grateful for the wisdom the Lord reveals to us! I'd be so lost without His guidance. Indeed, you do spread the sweet fragrance of Christ my friend!

  13. Jan, your card is over the top stunning! Just beautiful with so much detail. A beautiful verse to go along with it. Thanks so much for linking to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  14. Jan that is so lovely! What a beautiful card! Thanks for coming alongside us at Stampin' Sistersin Christ this week.

  15. Gorgeous card, Jan Marie! I love those colors together! Beautiful Scripture verses! Thank you!...Nancy :o)


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!