Our Daily Bread Sketch Challenge and more

Greetings!!  Whoa, life is busy right now so I’m coming up for air today and have two things to share with you, so I hope you manage to stick with me to the end of the post (wink, wink).  As I wrap up the patriotic cards using the May releases from Our Daily Bread Designs this is a challenge card made using the God Bless America set.   ODBD issued a challenge to everyone on May 2nd and I’m bringing up the rear here to remind you that you still have a day to submit a card. 

On my card I want to highlight one of the products I used that I used – Ornare Templates.  Kelley keeps them in stock in the store (when she can keep me out of them) .  The vertical blue panel is pierced with a long Ornare template which is a fairly rigid metal template that you can pierce using an awl, pin or a pointed stylus.  A piece like this is quick and takes me about 5 minutes to pierce.

Here is the information about the challenge and how to play along:

  1. Using the sketch above, create a project that reflects your personal style.
  2. Use stamps from any company and as few or as many embellishments as you would like.  You may use any colors  and papers as well.
  3. Submit your project by linking to this blog in the comment section below.  If you upload to SCS, please use both of these keywords:
  4. This challenge will officially end at NOON CST on Friday, May 15th.

And now for the prizes!  Three winners will be chosen Friday night, May 15th and each will receive ONE of the new releases!  To be eligible to win one of the new sets, you must use ODBD stamps in your sketch. Winners will be announced right here the morning of May 16th.

One more winner will be chosen from those using non-ODBD stamps, and this winner will receive a beautiful bottle of Shimmerz, one of the Bread Basket’s favorite products!

We hope you will play along with us!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – God Bless America
Paper:  140lb Strathmore Water Color Paper, Bazzill, NRN
Ink:  Black Brilliance
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, Ornare Template, Pearls, Ribbon, Tombow Markers

Also, I have closed comments for the post outlining the Blog Candy because we have a winner!!  Using Random.org I pulled the following number:

Here is the lucky winner (as long as I’m contacted within the next 48 hours)!!  After 48 hours I’ll choose another number through random.org if the prize has not been claimed. 

Norine, just send me an email through my contact page with your address and I’ll acknowledge receipt and get your items in the mail. 

In the meantime, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the feedback I received.   I second guessed myself on a long list of things I have on my idea list  waiting to be created, but with your feedback, now I know I can move forward with them! 


  • Denise (peanutbee)May 13, 2009 - 6:12 pm

    Love it, Becca! GORGEOUS!!

    I have that Ornare Template….LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Carole RBMay 13, 2009 - 6:31 pm

    Congrats NorineReplyCancel

  • PhyllisMay 13, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Love this card! Thanks for sharing your talent! PhyllisReplyCancel

  • SuziMay 13, 2009 - 7:41 pm

    What a wonderful quote and a beautiful card! I wish more of our politicians still felt that way!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayMay 13, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    So beautiful, I love it Becca! I love Kellie’s new sets, what a fabulous sketch, your design is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • GraceMay 13, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    Becca I love this card… I love all your cards! Thanks for highlighting these piercing templates! I love them! Guess I’ll do some shopping soon! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Judy RozemaMay 13, 2009 - 8:32 pm

    Becca, this is so lovely and the piercing is beautiful on that dark panel!! Awesome post!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa (SCS: stampin_melissa)May 13, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Your card is so very lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenMay 13, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    Love your take on the sketch!! Awesom piercing!! Gorgeous patriotic card!!ReplyCancel

  • Sally GasparriMay 13, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Gorgeous card as usual. I have a similar template that I need to get out and try. Thanks for encouraging me to do that. I am having surgery next Monday so will have at least a couple of weeks of down time to play.

    Sally Gasparri
    Statesboro, GAReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)May 13, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    Gorgeous card as usual Becca! I love how you incorporated the pierced strip. Beautiful!

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieMay 14, 2009 - 3:51 am

    Cograts Norine… and I love your patriotic designs.. I love the piercing as well… Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • DianeMay 14, 2009 - 5:26 am

    What a beautiful patriotic card. You did a wonderful job on them all!
    Congrats Norine.

    Hope your having a super week,

  • JanineMay 14, 2009 - 7:08 am

    Hi Becca!! Hope you are well… What a beautiful card… All is well here. Rainy, dreary day so a good day to be here at the office getting caught up…
    Have a fabulous day!!ReplyCancel

  • DawnMay 14, 2009 - 7:16 am

    Becca…this was a great sketch, love your piercing…beautiful card! this is another great ODB set!!

    btw…stop by and pick up something I have for you=)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 14, 2009 - 9:07 am

    cool background, like the piercing too!ReplyCancel

  • Char in So CalMay 14, 2009 - 10:38 am

    CONGRATS Norine!!

    Char in So CalReplyCancel

  • Linda C.May 14, 2009 - 10:46 am

    GORGEOUS artwork!ReplyCancel

  • Miss GMay 14, 2009 - 1:24 pm


    Red white and blue has whole different view with your creation, Beautiful

    I love the details the piercing, tiny pearls and the bow.

    Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration.

    Congrads to you Norine and enjoy your giftReplyCancel

  • evetteMay 15, 2009 - 6:44 am

    Way to go Norine…congrats on winning. Becca your work is just beautiful!! There has been nothing I have not liked on your blog. Wish my brain worked as well as yours does. Keep us on our toes and always wanting to stamp more & more. God blesses us each in our own ways but you sure help HIM along. Ty Ty ekcReplyCancel

  • JaceeMay 15, 2009 - 10:08 am

    Wonderful card Becca and congrats to NorineReplyCancel

  • Sherry PhippsMay 15, 2009 - 7:42 pm

    I love how all of your nestabilities are embossed. Can you please tell me which machine you are using?

  • KelleyMay 15, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    Five minutes, huh? Looks fabulous!!!! Would have taken me a half hour just to line it up!ReplyCancel