Saturday, January 9, 2010

Welcome Baby Gideon!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs first challenge of the year!  I'm excited to be a part of this new venture!  Today's challenge is an easy one for you to jump in to. 

Our sweet nephew was born earlier this month, and we were so thrilled he was a boy, he joins his one oldest brother and 3 sisters, I think to make the family complete :)  to welcome him this is what I made to send along with his birth announcements that I made for them as well.



I really love how this card turned out.  I decided to go really whimsical and color all of the animals in blues and whites to really emphasize the boy factor.  The ark and animals are colored with copics and are popped up on the oval for some nice definition.  The scalloped sentiment punch gives you almost the feeling of a cloud.  And what's a baby card without gingham ribbon and buttons? 




Always fun to create a baby card don't you think? 

So we invite you in on this challenge too, the requirements?  To use the color BROWN and to use PUNCHES in your creation.  The keyword for online galleries at SCS is ODBDC110 which stands for Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge January 2010.

All entries for the challenge should be entered in Mr. Linky on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog. You have until January 23rd at 8 p.m. to link to Mr. Linky.  You do not have to use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps to enter but if you have them we really would love to see them.   There are two prizes of a $15 gift certificate toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store. Woo Hoo!

And also remember To celebrate our new Member Company status at Splitcoaststampers, we're giving away a BIG prize!!! If you visit the ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store! So you have until tomorrow to participate!!"

To celebrate kicking off these new challenges you'll want to go for some inspiration to these lovely ladies blogs:  America Kuhn, Angella Crockett, Angie Zublionis, Becca FeekenChris OlsenConnie McCotter, Dawn Lusk, Debi Southard, Deborah Saaranen, Grace Nywening, Julie Warner, Kathy Jones, Lorelie Kim, Sabrina Jackson, Sandee Shanabrough

25 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

I LOVE this!!!! You are super creative! Love the shades of blue....just super adorable!!! God Bless!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is fantastic!!!! Who would have thought blue animals could look SO COOL!!!! Love all the detailing on this gorgeous card!!

Connie M. said...

This is just tooo cute, Christine! Blue annimals...who would have thought...they are perfect!! Love the pretty ribbon treatment too!!

Crystal said...

Christine this is FANTASTIC!!! SOOOOO VERY SWEET TOO!! LOVE the blue!!

Dawn said...

well, Christine... Gideon makes the quiver full! absolutely love this! like I said before, never in a million years would I have thought to color animals blue! but you being the genius you are made a totally FABULOUS creation..

*note to self..think outside the box and do the UNordinary!*

Grace said...

Is this ever adorable Christine!!! I am so loving the animals done in blue! The soft baby blues are precious!!! You rocked this challenge!

Debi said...

Simply adorable, love the different shades of blue!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - cute as can be - Christine!!! Love all that blue :)!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh wow Christine!! I just love your layout, the soft blue and the gingham paired with your gorgeous coloring!! Such a sweet baby card!! So cute!! Very pretty take on the challenge!!!!!

blessings,
Chris

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I love the blue!!!! Such a stunning card...so adorable. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just beautiful Christine! I love the animals colored in blue tones here...what a great baby boy card!

Angela said...

This is just so beautiful!! I love the shades of blue paired withthe brown!!
Hugs,
Angela

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautifully done, Christine!! I love the Noah's Ark story and did our son's nursery in that theme. It's such a story of hope and promise and new beginnings!
Love the blues and browns in your card and the sweet animals.

Marisa said...

Darling card. Love the ark :D Just hope they don't look too closely at the "even" numbers of animals or they'll be going for number six LOL! Sure they will love the card - it's too adorable.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is such a lovely baby card, Christine! I love the soft colors and different patterns in the dp. Wonderful details throughout. Congrats on your new nephew!

Rose Ann said...

I love all of the blue, Christine...and the animals are so cute!

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine! Wonderful coloring and cut work detailing! Love the gingham!

Francie G. said...

Precious and beautiful all in one! Your details and design are amazing, Christine!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

This is just so sweet and darling! It's great in the blues and I love you pretty bow! Such a fabulous creation!!! Hugs! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOSH...WOWWWWWW, what an awesome baby card! I love the papers, layout, and that loopy gingham bow at the bottom. TOOOOOO cute!

chelemom said...

This is a beautiful baby card!!! Your coloring is fabulous!!!

leenda said...

Sweet! Love how you colored this jewel!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous baby card. I love your decision to color all the animals with blue.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awwww!! Now this is just super adorable Christine!! LOVE the bold brown against the soft blue!! GORGEOUS!!

Sandee said...

This is so precious Christine! Love how you did the coloring, sticking with blues! Absolutely adorable!