Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Peace to you. . .

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, 
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. . .  
 And suddenly there was with the angel 
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Luke 2:10-11; 13-14

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #137

This week, the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to "Something Old and Something New!" And that's because we're doing the same thing. . .we have some new challenge team members and some "old" ones (and that includes me!) Please join me in thanking Jan Keen and Rosemary Dennis for their dedication and devotion and their beautiful projects throughout the year! It's been a blessing working with you, Jan and Rosemary! I'm going to miss seeing your unique talents and diverse take on the challenges each week. And before going on to the new, there is one other challenge team member who is moving on: to the ODBD Design Team!! Congratulations, Lori Ulrich! 

Joining the ODBD Design Team are Diana NguyenAudrey Hitlke, Cathy McCauley    and. . January Guest Design Team Member Sabrina Cook! Welcome to the team!!
To make the challenge even more rewarding 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 Sunday, January 13 at 8 p.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!
Diana Nguyen * Audrey Hitlke * Cathy McCauley    and. . January Guest Design Team Member Sabrina Cook   

Project Details 

NEW: ODBD Sparkling Snowflake Stamps (December 2012 Release)
OLD: Re-purposed ribbon
We may be beginning the second week of the new year, but I'm not yet ready to stop celebrating the miracle of Christmas! And thankfully, I don't have too, because we can worship and praise our Lord all year in all that we do!! The world may try and relegate Christ to one day in "their" year (and many try and excise Him all together!), but the truth is that He is Lord every single nano-second of every single day! You can lock yourself in a dark closet and refuse to believe there is a bright sun shining in the sky, but it doesn't change the fact there is a sun. Truth is not subjective, it is objective and the object of all truth is Jesus Christ! Someday, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. . .some will do so with love and adoration as they enter in to a glorious and bright eternity with the Lord, and others with awestruck terror as they realize what awaits. . .but while they live there is yet time! May the Lord have mercy and may His Gospel of Peace, bring reconciliation and healing for all eternity!  

Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, Stampendous Embossing Powder, gems; bakers' twine. button. 

Blessings! jme ~ SDG 


  1. Oh how beautiful Jan Marie!! I just love your layout and your choice of colors!! So unique and beautiful!! I never tire of Christmas cards or the Christmas story!! What a blessing!!

  2. That's always a winning colour combination in my book, and gorgeous for Christmas. The sparkle in your re-purposed ribbon is perfect for a snowy day, and it looks wonderful with the twine.

  3. Oh how pretty Jan Marie! Love the color combo... always a winner with snowflakes! Love every single detail.... in and out! I always enjoy reading your thoughts as well... letting your light shine through your art and your words.... it's what it's all about!

  4. Jan Marie this is stunning!!! I LOVE the color combo!!!

  5. What a beautiful creation Jan Marie!! I love the soft blue and bright red - so pretty inside and out! And I love the verse you shared in this post - what a special one it is. Gorgeous card!!
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Gorgeous colors and design, Jan Marie! LOVE how you began your post with a scripture verse! I agree...everyday is a day to celebrate Christmas! Thanks for the very warm welcome to the ODBD Challenge team!

  7. Gorgeous card, Jan Marie! I love your color combination and design and I always enjoy your wonderful words of your faith! Blessings! Kathy

  8. Hi Jan Marie....Awesome pretty card...I sure love the soft colours!
    sure missing you all..

  9. Very pretty Jan Marie. Love the soft colours and the gorgeous re-purposed ribbon (no ribbon is ever safe when I am around)


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!