Saturday, June 9, 2012

Her works earn her praise. . .

Give her the reward she has earned and let her works earn her praise.
Proverbs 31:31

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #111

Since June is known as the wedding month…This week the Our Daily Bread Challenge team is challenging you to make a project using something old, something new, something borrowed or gifted, and something blue.

Old = Button
New = Designer Paper
Gifted = Flower ribbon
Blue =  paper and butterfly and pearls 
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Friday, June 15 at 8 a.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!

Project Details 

Isn't this designer paper from Prima so encouraging and cheerful? I love the sun peeking down, the darling bicycle and the happy sunflowers (well, at least they look happy!!)  Reminds me of when the Son (Our Lord Jesus) shines on His brethern and just how warm and happy we feel as we lift our faces to behold His glory! He just sets us free to fly above our earthly cares and soar with Him as we mediate upon the joys of heaven and the eternal state: bliss that is indescribable, yet certain.  So with renewed vigor, we press on. . .we get back on that bicycle and pedal forward "for this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison," as we are told in 2 Corinthians 4:17. 

So dear one, if you are struggling this day, look to the Son, take heart and put your hand to the task before you, and when it is done, move on to the next, knowing that soon, you will bask in the light of His presence when you receive the reward you have earned by walking in the works that He has prepared for you, in the strength that He provides! 

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Mothers Day, Two-Step Butterfly
Ink: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
Paper: SU Crumb Cake
Designer Paper: Prima Sun Kiss
Accessories: Tulle, vintage button (my grandmothers' ~ both of them), Really Reasonable Ribbon flower gifted by Gloria Stengel (Scraps of Life), glimmer mist, Zva Creative Pearls, Spellbinders Labels 20.


Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Oh WoW! This is absolutely beautiful!

  2. How beautiful Jan Marie!! Love your colors and your butterfly stamped on the designer paper. I love that dp as well!! So cheerful! Gorgeous card! Have a great weekend!!

  3. Such a gorgeous card. I love the 3-D elements...butterfly and tulle....beyond beautiful. Love it totally. Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week. Your card is indeed "heavenly!" Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  4. What a beautiful card and such an encouraging message. I pray the Lord uses your blog/post to minister to someone's heart. I also love the paper, those sunflowers are adorable! And your 3D element...that tulle.... LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.

  5. I just love the soft sweet elements of this card. I'm lovin butterly and the way you made your bow out of tulle. Very sweet, and thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us in this week's double prize challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We're SO blessed to have you join us.
    HAve a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. So beautiful and soft, Jan Marie! I love the tulle flower and the flower ribbon with the pearls in it! Blessings! Kathy

  7. Remarkably beautiful card and post!

  8. This is so pretty Jan Marie...I love all your little details, awesome DSP to work just sets the tone so well.
    Beautiful hun!!

  9. Love that verse from Corinthians Jan Marie, I haven't wandered around in that book lately, what a great reminder! And this card is a delight! Love it! Thanks for coming alongside us this month at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  10. This is beautiful Jan Marie! I love the soft tones and that butterfly is darling!

  11. your card is absolutely stunning, jan marie!! it is simple, yet intricate at the same time... the tulle flower you created with the vintage button is beautiful!! hugs!

  12. Beautiful card Jan-Marie. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement - they were needed.

  13. I love the softness and femininity of your design. They complement the message in your bible verse very well. Blessings!

  14. Your card is so lovely with the muted pastel colors and tulle and button bow. A lovely summery card and such a verse of Truth!

  15. WOW! Stunning card. I just love it (can you tell? :-) )

    Love the colors, the butterfly and the tulle flower. Yesterday I was trying to make some tulle flowers myself, not these ones, but others. But I really wanna give it a try to make those tulle flowers too.

    Thanks so much for sharing you card with us at WAW.


  16. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing in the Stampendous! June Summer Challenge!!

  17. Soooo beautiful Jan Marie! Love the dp and how the sun is peeking out behind the verse! Love the tulle flower!!! Have a wonderful week!

  18. Jan this is just beautiful! I love everything about it. Hope you are doing well. Blessings dear sister!

  19. Gracious! I'm so behind on checking up on my fav blogs! (story of my life!) This is so pretty! Love that tulle flower!! Delightful card, my dear sister!

  20. Wow, this is lovely! I adore the pops of yellow against that shade of blue. Thank you so much for playing with us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!