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Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hi All!! The summer is just flying by!! Yikes!  Where does the time go!  I know where mine has gone...my graduate classes.  LOL!  Only two more weeks to go until they are complete!!  In three weeks school starts again!! Only one week of vacation this year....oh well, I am enjoying the flowers and the summer weather and even got to enjoy a wonderful week with family!!!

Speaking of flowers... Today I am popping in to share a card I created for this month's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD: Anything that Grows with ODBD.
ODBD Stamps Used: A True Friend

ODBD Dies Used: Bitty BordersLayered Lacey OvalsOrnate OvalsBeautiful BordersPierced RectanglesVintage Flourish Pattern

The white background behind the flowers has just a bit of texture.  I lightly embossed the Vintage Flourish Pattern die into the background.  It is much more noticeable in person but you can slightly see it in the photo.  I used a mask to create a background of flowers using the Bearded Iris from A True Friend.  The last flower is cut out and layered on dimensionals.

For more samples for the ODBD Challenge, Please see my dt sisters: Diana and Robin.

Today we mourn and pray for our brothers and sisters in France—for those who lost loved ones in last week's terrort attacks, and for the millions of French citizens who must now try to process this brutality.  So many around the world are mourning loss due to recent terror attacks both in the USA and abroad!!

One of the oldest and toughest challenges facing Christians today is finding a way to understand the existence of  the terrible evil in a world that is ruled by a loving, all-powerful God. It’s not an easy question to answer—if it were, we wouldn’t be struggling with it thousands of years after Christ—but God does offer hope in the face of violence and evil.
Unfortunately God has not made us robots that just do what is asked of us but rather gives us Free Will to make a choice.  The offenders are choosing evil.  Unfortunately, this happens in ever increasingly sinful world!!


Scripture of Comfort:
The sufferings we have now are nothing compared to the great glory that will be shown to us. Everything God made is waiting with excitement for God to show his children’s glory completely. Everything God made was changed to become useless, not by its own wish but because God wanted it and because all along there was this hope: that everything God made would be set free from ruin to have the freedom and glory that belong to God’s children.
We know that everything God made has been waiting until now in pain, like a woman ready to give birth. Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children, which means our bodies will be made free. We were saved, and we have this hope. If we see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People do not hope for something they already have. But we are hoping for something we do not have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently. — Romans 8:18-25


May God bless you and keep you!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Hello, Friends!! I can't believe how time flys by and that it is already July!!  It seems that if I blink, the summer will be over. I guess being so busy with graduate classes and etc. makes the time slip away that much faster!!  I still am enjoying the summer despite my busy schedule.  I just love seeing all the flowers blooming, the green leaves, and the green grass.  Everything is so lush!! Our daylily garden is just gorgeous right now!!

Today I am sharing a creation I made for this month's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD: This month's challenge is: Anything that Grows...with ODBD.  You must use at least one stamp or die from ODBD, Artistic Outpost, and Northcoast Creations.

I am so excited to be sharing a creation I made with the newest floral stamps and stunning dies from Our Daily Bread Designs this past weekend!! I so enjoyed using the True Friends stamp set, Layered Lacey OvalsVintage Borders dies, Mini Tags and Labels dies,  Ornate Ovals diesDecorative Corners diesPierced Rectangles dies, and Boho Bolds designer paper


Our Daily Bread Designs, Designed by Chris Olsen, True Friends stamp set, Layered Lacey Ovals, Vintage Borders dies, Mini Tags and Labels dies,  Ornate Ovals dies, Decorative Corners dies, Pierced Rectangles dies, and Boho Bolds designer paper.

I colored my image with copics, cut it out and popped it on dimensionals.  The borders and decorative corner are die cut from gold metallic cardstock.

For more inspiration for the ODBDSLC 276 challenge used: Anything Grows with ODBD stamps, please visit my design team sisters: Robin and Diana or visit the ODBD blog to add your creation to the challenge here. You have until July 3 to join us.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! May God Bless you!!

hugs,

Chris
Friday, July 1, 2016
Hello, Friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs July New Release!! You won't want to miss the inspiration from the bread basket using the new release or the chance to win!!  This month there are an abundance of gorgeous stamps and dies!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards on their blogs!  You have until July 2, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

My first creation uses the new Forever Friends stamp set, Ornate Ovals dies, Layered Lacey Ovals dies, Mini Tags and Labels dies, Pierced Rectangles and Boho Bolds designer paper.



Our Daily Bread Designs, designed by Chris Olsen, Forever Friends stamp set, Ornate Ovals dies, Layered Lacey Ovals dies, Mini Tags and Labels dies, Pierced Rectangles and Boho Bolds designer paper.

Our Daily Bread designs, True Friends stamp set, Layered Lacey Ovals, Vintage Borders dies, Decorative Corners dies, Pierced Rectangles dies,  Pierced Ovals dies, Ovals dies, and Birthday Brights designer paper. designed by Chris Olsen

I hope you are in some way inspired by my creations!!  For more inspiration from this release, please visit my dt sisters:


Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin 
Melissa * Julie * Sabrina * Diana * Angie 
Chris * Grace * Lisa * Diane (Guest Designer)


Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!! Have a blessed day and enjoy the inspiration from my amazing design team sisters using these awesome new dies and stamps!!

blessings,
items used from this release:







Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Our Daily Bread Designs, You Bless Me So, Mini Tag Sentiment,  Mini Tags and Labels, Pierced Circles, Circles, Doily, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Beautiful Borders, Bitty Borders,Happy Birthday die, Celebrate and Wish dies, Bitty Borders dies, Birthday Cakes die, Balloons and Streamers die, Ovals dies, Stitched Ovals dies, Stitched Rectangles dies. Designed by Chris Olsen

Hello, Friends!!  I hope this post finds you all well!!  Our house has been very busy with Bible school for the last few weeks preparing all the crafts and actually working with the children doing the crafts.  Last week we had fun working with a variety of kids from our church and the community.  It was tiring but rewarding.  Yesterday, I began two online college courses to update my certification.  I am sure these courses will keep me on my toes and plenty busy.

Last week I had a friend from church ask me to create a birthday card for her mom who is turning 94.  It was fun to create this pop-up card.  I incorporated this card with the ODBDSLC275 
Pop it up or add dimension Shining the Light challenge (at ODBD).

Our Daily Bread Designs, You Bless Me So, Mini Tag Sentiment,  Mini Tags and Labels, Pierced Circles, Circles, Doily, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Beautiful Borders, Bitty Borders, Designed by Chris Olsen


Outside card recipe: 
ODBD Stamps Used: You Bless Me SoMini Tag Sentiments

Our Daily Bread Designs, Happy Birthday die, Celebrate and Wish dies, Bitty Borders dies, Birthday Cakes die, Balloons and Streamers die, Ovals dies, Stitched Ovals dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD inside card recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Birthday Blessings

I hope you enjoyed my pop up card created for a friend to give to her mother.  These dies are such fun and have so many possibilities!!

For more inspiration for this challenge, Please visit my dt sisters:
Robin and Diana.
We hope you are able to join us!! For more details, click here.  You have until July 3 to add your creations.  The challenge is to add dimension or pop it up.

Today's Verse:
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2  

So many of us are prideful.  Pride is not only when we think the gifts and talents God has given us are our accomplishments but also in so many other areas of our lives.  Pride is thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought.  Is there someone you have not converse with because you think that you are better than they?  All we have is a gift of God.  What He has bestowed upon us, He can also take away.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

blessings,


Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Hello Friends!! The summer is under way!!  Hopefully, I will have more time to create or be inspired by others.  I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your summer.  I know I am!!  I just love seeing all the flowers blooming, the green leaves and the green grass.  Everything is so lush!!

I am so excited to be sharing a creation I made with a very fun die that recently came out at Our Daily Bread!! I just love creations that are textured and 3d.  This die is perfect for just that offering a sense of surprise for the recipient!




Our Daily Bread Designs, You Bless Me So, Surprise Box Die, Balloons and Streamers, Bitty Borders, Mini Tags and Labels, Celebrate and Wish, Numbers, Birthday Brights Paper, designed by Chris OlsenOur Daily Bread Designs, You Bless Me So, Surprise Box Die, Balloons and Streamers, Bitty Borders, Mini Tags and Labels, Celebrate and Wish, Numbers, Birthday Brights Paper, designed by Chris Olsen
ODBD stamps used: You Bless Me So
ODBD Paper Used: Birthday Brights

For more inspiration for the ODBDSLC 275 challenge used: Add Dimension or Pop it up, please visit my dt sisters: Robin and Diana or visit the ODBD blog to add your creation to the challenge here. You have until July 3 to join us.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! May God Bless you!!

hugs,
Chris

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