Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Light of the World. . .ODBDFA03

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16

 It’s time once again for Our Daily Bread Design Forum’s February Featured Artist Challenge, also known to us as the CASE challenge! What is the CASE Challenge? The first Tuesday of every month, we pick a different member to honor by crafting cards, scrapbook items, altered art and such, influenced by items in her gallery. We share a bit about our featured artist, provide a sample. . .and then open it up to you to join in by "Copying And Sharing Everything" CASE! Because we're motivated and influenced by what we see in the gallery and not just copying something, there's always something for everyone!

Our featured artist for February loves the color purple, lighthouses, birds, serving her Lord, and serving others by providing lovely scripture and Christian themed stamps and products. If you’ve guessed that Kelley Holland, founder of Our Daily Bread Designs, is our February Featured Artist, you’ve guessed correctly! Kelley, lives in Ohio with her husband, Rick, daughter Summer, son Ricky and grand-dog, Murphy, a Golden Retriever.

Kelley is energetic, determined and perseveres. She is always looking for the silver lining and the Lord’s smiling face behind every dark cloud and frowning Providence.

Four years ago, those dark clouds gathered as Kelley sought a promotion while working as a school secretary. All that stood between Kelley and the promotion was a typing test, and Kelley knew that her typing skills were, well. . .not her strong suit. But the Lord was guiding and directing her steps and three months later, after being passed over for the promotion, she started Our Daily Bread Designs and the rest is, as they say, history.

Kelley says “God is so good, leading where I needed to go! I started ODBD after many years of stamping, scrapbooking and crafting I have been frustrated by the lack of religious and spiritual choices in the crafting world.”

Kelley has opened up ministry opportunities for Christian paper-crafters around the world, enabling the light of the Lord to shine as His Word goes forth. This month we thank the Lord for His gift of Kelley.

ODBD Forum Challenge Detail ~ ODBDFA03

Please join with us in honoring Kelley with a card or project of your choice inspired by her favorite colors (just check out the forum theme, the website or the blog), lighthouses, birds, Scripture and anything else that reminds you of Kelley. She has a gallery at ODBD, but many of the projects are those that she has graciously loaded up for others, so you’ll need to sort through carefully to find one of her beautiful originals. If you do find something, be sure not to copy exactly: make it your own!

If you’re using Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps, please upload to the ODBD Gallery using the link above. If you aren't yet registered, sign up only takes a couple of minutes. If you do not use ODBD stamps, then post to your blog or another publicly viewable online gallery. When uploading your card or project to the ODBD gallery, or posting anywhere else online (your blog or another public gallery) please use the keyword ODBDFA03 (no spaces or commas).

 And don't forget there are challenges every Saturday, every other Thursday plus a monthly scrapbook challenge on the ODBD blog!

Project Details

I found a card of Kelley’s on the ODBD blog from way back in 2008 and CASED it, changing the colors, the designer paper and the embellishments. In addition to the signature purple, included is a bit of black matting to illustrate the darkness that the Lord often brings before breaking through with His marvelous light, as Kelley experienced four years ago. The set used, Light of the World, is the first stamp set released by Our Daily Bread Designs back in March of 2008.

Kelley’s CASED Card: Light of the World

ODBD Stamps Used: Light of the World
Ink: Memento Black, SU River Rock, Encore Purple Metallic
Designer Paper: SU To the Nines
Card Stock: Bazzil, SU Basic Black and River Rock
Accessories: Prima flourishes, ribbon, Spellbinders Scallop Rectangles, Bic and Prismacolor markers, Tim Holtz Sizzix distressed flourishes embossing folder

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Oh what a beautiful card, Jan Marie. Thank you for sharing about Kelley too - I did not know her testimony.

  2. Oh Jan, this is Gorgeous!! I love it in purple and blue tones, wtg, hugs


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