Tuesday, July 15, 2014


     Welcome back!  This is the second week of our Red, White and Blue or Patriotic challenge with Shining the Light at Our Daily Bread Designs.
Linda Carson, ODBD
     This is such a fun challenge.  For today's card I started with the beautiful blue paper from the Christian Faith Collection.   I used it on the Decorative Vase die as well as the background.  Vintage Flourish Pattern die sits on top of the blue background.  Love that die cut....a "must" have! 
     The flowers were made with the Asters and Leaves dies using a heavy mulberry paper.  If you look closely you'll see a couple of blue leaves from the red flower.  The final touch is the Pennants Alphabets and Pennant dies offering huge hugs. 
     You'll want to see more creative inspiration by visiting my design team sisters:   

     To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC209 or to join the challenge click here. You have until July 20th at 8:00pm EDT to enter. By participating your name will be placed in a monthly drawing to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps or be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on the first challenge of each month.
      SALE!!  ODBD is having a retirement sale this week.  You can save from 50-75% off on selected items.  Check it out here on the ODBD blog. 
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such encouraging comments!  Considered yourself hugged!
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. Oh, Linda, this decorative vase is beautiful with your red asters!! And I love the pennants above with "hugs" - so striking! I love it! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Love your asters and pennants - what a great idea to shorten the length! And I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet up with you in FS! We ended up going to Dallas for a few days and the week just flew by - not enough sleeping and too much eating.

  3. I love your banner being red, white and blue! So pretty!! The red asters are gorgeous and the vase with the blue paper (which is perfect huh?) is really lovely too!!
    Love it!

  4. This is gorgeous Linda!! I just love your vase with the bright red asters!! The choice of paper and design are perfect for this week's challenge!!

  5. I like it! You've got great imagination!

  6. How pretty!! Love every detail, from the beautiful vase with flower, to the wonderful banner!!

  7. This is so pretty! Love the vase and the red flowers really pop out...

  8. Beautiful, love that framing and your pearl centers for the flowers are pretty!

  9. Gorgeous! I've never seen so many beautiful patriotic cards as I have this year. Your red flowers give the suggestion of fireworks. This is one aweome card, Linda!

  10. Love this card Linda. Love the two different blues you have used and the red flowers are so striking! Gorgeous card!

  11. Absolutely stunning creation, Linda!


Thanks for such encouraging comments!