You can contact me at

  • olsenc.glowbug@gmail.com

Today's Bible Verse...

Subscribe to my blog via email

Blogroll

Follow on Bloglovin
In accordance with FTC16CFR, Part 255, I declare that I currently receive or have received products that I promote and endorse for free or at a discount from the following companies: Our Daily Bread Designs and Perfect Presentations. These companies generously supply me with complimentary products for promotional purposes. ......... my enthusiasm in promoting their products does not stem from the fact that I am compensated by them, but because I love their products and feel their product lines and services to be superior in this industry.

The fine print

These are my personal creations. Please feel free to enjoy and use them for your own personal inspiration. They are however NOT to be copied, captured, or used in any way for publication, contests or sale without my express permission. I thank you for understanding.

Blog Archive

Splitcoast Dirty Dozen

Splitcoast stampers Alumni

Design Teams

Our Daily Bread designs

Design Team Member of


Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope all is well and that you are all staying warm.  It is unbelievable to me how quickly the winter weather has come upon us.  My prayers go out to those who have undergone the terrible storms and the families who have lost loved ones.  My heart goes out to them.  Today marks the anniversary of my mother in laws death.  After 15 years, she still lives on in our hearts and will always be a special part of our lives.  It seems her faith and love for the Lord as well as her love for our family is a constant reminder to us. I hope I can be as positive an influence on the lives of others as she has.  Even during her battle with cancer, she was a remarkable woman with such faith and testimony to everyone she met! 

Today I am popping in to share  a card made for the Shining the Light challenge at ODBD which is to use 4 of the letters in BLESSINGS for a recipe on your creation.

I used an older set from Our Daily Bread Designs called Christmas Blessings and created my own poinsettias with the ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  I wanted to achieve a simple elegance.

My recipe from the word recipe included: B-Beads, L-Lace, E-Embossing, S-Square, S-snowflake, I-ink, Ivy embossing folder, N-nine pearls, nestabilities, G-Gold, S-Sentiment.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: ODBD Christmas Blessings
Dies: ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia dies, ODBD Circle Ornaments die, Spellbinders Ornate Squares
Accessories: Sizzix Holly and Ivy embossing folder, lace, beads, pearls, gold embossing powder

To me Christmas is a time of giving, not of gifts but of ourselves, being Christlike as we remember the gift of God's Son.  Is there someone who's life you can touch with a gift of love this Christmas?

So many times we want to give more to those that need help. We might think that giving only comes in the form of cash donations. This is not true; you can give by helping others. Everyone can give something whether it is time, money or some other way of helping others. Helping others includes the times when you visit the sick, run errands for someone who is unable or even when you just offer your umbrella to someone on a rainy day.


Matthew 10:5 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
Matthew 25:35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Give the gift of love this Christmas!!


I hope you have enjoyed my take on the inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl ScrivensDJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningLinda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until November 30 to  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


One more thing. ODBD is having a BIG sale through Sunday, and I do mean big. You won't want to miss it.
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/our-daily-bread-designs-20-off-sale-and.html

I hope everyone in the USA has a Blessed Thanksgiving!!
Blessings,

Chris

I am entering my card in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #159 - Anything Goes.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Happy Tuesday Friends!!  I hope everyone is nice and warm, especially in those areas that have become more like winter.  Boy did the temperature drop over the weekend!! I am so not ready for the cold...nor for all the preparations of Christmas!! With my injury this past spring and my recuperation, I am so behind!!  This is probably a great year to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and to put less on all the busyness we seem to put on ourselves.

Today I am popping in to share another Christmas card I made with the Our Daily Bread Designs His Birth, Cardinal Ornament, Sparkling Stars dies, Circle Ornament dies and Winter Collection 2014  as well as the Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Labels 4 die.

I made this card incorporating the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs which is to use four letters from the word "Blessings" for your recipe.  I was able to use all nine!!

B-Birds, Black, L-Layers, E-embossing, S-Stitching, S-Stars, I-ink, N-Noel, G-Gold, S-Silver, sparkle, sentiment 

Our Daily Bread Designs, Cardinal Ornament, His Birth, Sparkling Star Dies, Circle Ornaments dies, designer-Chris Olsen

As I was creating this card, the Song Joy to the World:

Verse 1
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
Verse 2
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
Verse 3
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.
Verse 4
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.
What a joy and a gift that all nature should sing the glories of His birth!!!  God's gift of His Son and GRACE is the greatest gift ever!!  I pray that we all remember the true meaning of Christmas as we celebrate this season!

 I hope you have enjoyed my take on the inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl ScrivensDJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningLinda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until November 30 to  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


Blessings,

Chris
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hi All!! I wanted to share a project I remade recently for a tutorial in the Holiday Blitz Gallery on Splitcoast.  I was honored to be asked by Dina and to be part of this fun event! The Tutorial went live today here if you are interested.


Materials:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Pattern Ornament
Dies: ODBD Circle Ornaments die
Accessories: 2 stickpins, crystal bead, twine or cording, silk ribbon
Ink: Navy Craft ink with holographic embossing powder

Have a blessed weekend!!

blessings,


Friday, November 14, 2014
Hello friends!!  The team at Our Daily Bread Designs is kicking off the weekend with samples from this months release.  You won't want to miss the inspiration from my talented DT sisters.

 I am sharing a card made with this months release at ODBD using Sparkling Star Dies, Sparkling Star dies, Flourished Star pattern dies and  the Winter Collection 2014 Paper.  The bottom curvy edge is made with the Spellbinders Curvy Border dies.  The background on the top is scored and embossed with the Provocraft Swirls embossing folder.


Here are the stamps, dies and paper I used from Our Daily Bread Designs:








For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters or the ODBD blog:
Julie * Chris (you are here)* Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Stacy 
Wanda * Silke * Gracie

I hope you are inspired by my creation!  Have a blessed day!! Thanks so much for stopping by.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope all is well with you all!!  Well we are already more than a week into November and winter is certainly on its way with the colder temperatures.  Soon it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  With preparing for craft shows and etc I am not near ready.  

Today I would like to share a Christmas card with you today for this week's Shining the Light challenge which is to create a holiday card.

For my card I used the Sparkling Star dies, Flourished Star pattern die, Come let us adore Him stamps, His Birth and the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014 for Our Daily Bread Designs. The sentiment is stamped on the Antique Labels and Border dies   layered on Majestic Labels 25 (Spellbinders). I even had fun sewing around the edges.



This sentiment is based on Matthew 2 1- 2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

The Christmas story is one I can hear over and over again. It brings such joy and amazement.  Of course we have created different interpretations.  There is no number mentioned in the Bible how many wisemen there were or who these kings really were.  These men were said to be astrologers who studied stars and the God created a star that was different and attracted the attention of the people to let them know it was a special event.  What a special event...A Savior has been born

 I hope you have enjoyed my take on the inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Cheryl ScrivensDJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningLinda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until November 18,  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


Blessings,

Chris

Followers

Popular Posts

Powered by Blogger.