ODBD December Challenge: Get Sentimental!

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in last month's challenge to make love/valentine cards - WOW! Beautiful works of art! If you want to have a mini-hop this weekend to get your mojo kicked into gear, go check out all the cards in InLinkz - and leave some love for each other. If you like to get comments — you know everyone else does too!

November Winners 
The 2 winners of the ODBD November challenge, drawn by random.org, made some really beautiful love cards....ladies, email sandy@operationwritehome.org and I'll hook you up with your prizes! Everyone else, be sure to click on their blog links and leave them some congrats!

Donna at Designing Keepsakes

Adele, at Bits and Pieces
PLUS we made it past 50 entries - so Our Daily Bread Designs will be donating funds to ship TWO boxes to our heroes! THANK YOU ODBD!

December Challenge: Get Sentimental
This month's challenge is one that the coloring-challenged will love: make a card with a SENTIMENT as the main image on the card!

  • You can add other embellishments, but make sure it's the words that sing. We know our heroes love to carry heartfelt messages home, so let's give them great choices. (And don't get Sandy started on the live laugh love thing, ya know. LOL!) 
  • You can use any stamp company's products aside from glitter and follow the other normal OWH guidelines - ODBD stamps and supplies not required. (If you link to a card that doesn't meet OWH guidelines, your card will be pulled out of the drawing.)
Every first Saturday we'll be posting the challenge here on the Stars and Stamps blog, and you'll have all month til just before next challenge starts in January to get your card linked up. ODBD is offering TWO generous $25 gift certificates for prizes, so you'll want a chance at that!

Bonus prize for our heroes:
Our Daily Bread Designs will be making a shipping donation based on the number of cards in the InLinkz (only one entry per person!) - ODBD will sponsor one large box of cards for every 25 cards linked to the challenge post, with a maximum of 2 boxes per month. So be sure to tell all your friends to come and enter the challenge too!

We've got some great inspiration designs for you from Our Daily Bread Designs - wow wow wow! What beautiful ways to use sentiments!

On your mark, get set....
Now after seeing these and take a trip to see the love cards from the November challenge, your creativity tank should be filled up and ready to go! Reminder: Dec 10th is the due date for Archway Valentines; and Dec 31 is the last last last date for any valentines at all. Don't miss out on helping our heroes send their sweetie a note! And let's be sure to reach 50 entries this month too.....share share share and get all your OWH cardmaking buddies to join in!

Desert Rose Stamper  – (December 3, 2011 at 7:04 AM)  

What a great challenge. We've been away -- it is nice to come home and get back to my card making with this challenge. Thanks!

Barb Turpin  – (December 3, 2011 at 9:36 AM)  

That's awesome that we made it to 50! Great inspiration already for the new challenge!

Dixie Cochran  – (December 3, 2011 at 3:53 PM)  

Congratulations to Donna and Adele! Glad we made the challenge. Thanks ODBD for the donation!

adele holcomb  – (December 4, 2011 at 5:51 AM)  

Wow! I was at a crop all day yesterday and just found out I won! Thank you OMDB. And better than that, thank you SO MUCH for your generous shipping contribution to OWH! I'm thrilled to see so many entries already on the December challenge!

Cindy O  – (December 4, 2011 at 7:39 AM)  

The ODBD sample cards are lovely! Thank you ODBD - this will be fun to work on.

Linda  – (December 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM)  

Thanks ODBD! Love the challenges! The first two have rocked! Thanks again!

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