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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello Friends!! I hope you all are doing well!! We are doing amazing!!! 

SCOTT HAS A JOB!!! God is so good!!!! Scott was offered a job at Moore's Electrical and Mechanical yesterday!!! After almost 3 months of being unemployed.... he begins working again on Thursday!!  Thanks to so many for their uplifting comments, emails, and prayers!!  Your thoughtfulness and help have been so appreciated!!!! We have really felt the prayers and knew that God was in control!!

Today I am popping in to share a card for this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

This week's challenge is:
Use an animal on your creation. It can include birds. It does not have to be the image, it can be on an embellishment or on designer paper as well.

Here is my creation!!!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I wanted to make a special Valentine and thank you for a very close of friend here in Appomattox who has really been an awesome friend since we moved here.  I hope this card just gives her a little idea of how much I appreciate her.  I can't mention any names...just in case she sees this.  LOL!

For my card, I used the darling Little Girls silhouette and sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Little girls

Card Recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Little Girls
Paper: gingham dp, Neenah White
Accessories: Spellbinders: Classic Ovals, Fancy Labels 27, Marvelous Squares, Labels 1 (Grand), Floral Doily Accents
Darice Embossing folder, May Arts Mauve Silk ribbon, pearls

Here is a photo of the set:

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until February 10th to join us.    You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!!  We can't wait to see your creation!!


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes (this site has free scripture to download!!)Celebrate the Occasion #99 Valentine Anything GoesCrafty Sentiments Valentine'sCrazy Amigo Challenge ValentineLadybug Crafts Ink TLT ChallengeThink Pink Loves Rubber Stamps - All About LoveRibbonCarousel Challenge  Love Is In The AirCraft Your Passion  My ValentineCreative Stamp Friends Hearts/Valentine's DayForever Friends -  Animals and/or Butterflies and/or BirdsHouse of Gilli -  Anything goes with pink and blingLexi's Creations -  Valentine / LoveKaboodle Doodles - ValentinesIncy Wincy Designs -TextureCreative Inspirations Paint Valentine`s Day Dream Valley Challenges -  ValentinesNo Matter Which Challenges  Ribbons and Bows


Cheryl said...

This is beautiful! I love all the layers, the gingham and the pretty bow. Congrats to your DH on his new job.

Sandra H said...
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Cathymac said...

What exciting happy for you, Chris...God's timing is perfect! This valentine is just darling...LOVE the gingham, a perfect match for this adorable stamp set! Such lovely, feminine layers and ribbon...your friend will be touched with your thoughtfulness! Hugs!

Frea said...

Hi Chris, congratulations on your sons' job! So happy for you (and him)! My husband was confronted with tjob loss too, but fortunately he had a new job within 3 months too, which is very fotunate because when you're over 50 it gets even harder. Anyhow, love your card, what a sweet image and love the soft peach. Hugs Frea

Diana Nguyen said...

So sweet! She will love all the layers and sweet sentiment. So glad you have great news to share with your beautiful card. Hugs to you!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful silhouette card!

Conniecrafter said...

so very sweet, this set is next on my list to have :)

Linda . J said...

Love your card Chris, the image is adorable and love the colours, the papers are delish.
Congrats to your DH too.
Hugs Linda

Cards By Jan said...

Chris....You always blow my socks off....let me check....yup they is off...can't keep them on when viewing a beauty like this!! Wow, wow, wow!! Awesome!!

Danni said...

So sweet!!

Audrey Ann said...

Chris, This beauty took my breath away! Not only the gorgeous design and precious image, but also the papers, bow and your photography! So glad you have someone close by, and even happier about your news. God is good!

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful! :) Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion!

Dawn LL said...

I am so happy for your family that your honey has a job!
Your card is just so beautiful, and the colors are perfect sweetie

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just the sweetest thing ever, Chris. I love that sweet gingham paper (I've never seen that paper before - too cute!)
Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us again this week. It means SO much!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Valentines” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Jan Marie said...

Rejoicing with you in the Lord's goodness. . .in His provision of a job for Scott and for the friend He's provided for you!! Your card is so beautiful, Chris!! Love the delicate layers, the pink and just the overall sweetness!! Lord bless!

Christa said...

Hi Chris , I like your card very much. Beautiful silhouette of those lovely girls. Thank tou for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card
Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Greets Claudia xx

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

First of all congratulations to Scott!!! God is GREAT!

Your card is wonderful!! So many layers and so much detail. The colors are great (love the gingham).
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs for our Texture challenge. Good luck.
Guest DT

Stef H (Glitterbabe) and FLD Creative Designer said...

oh my word, chris! this is absolutely gorgeous! wowza! you ALWAYS amaze me.

wooooo hoooooo on hubby's new job. prayers DO get answered.

hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors and all the beutiful layers on this sweet card Chris!

1CardCreator said...

So happy for your husbands good fortune in finding a job! Lovely card, I love all the beautiful layers and the stamps are gorgeous too! ~Diane

Becky said...

wow Chris, this is gorgeous. I love the design paper and love the dies you used. And I just love this silhouette.

Sandra H said...

Hello Chris, Oh wow what a beautiful creation and thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends "Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

pst said...

Fabulous card, I love the layering and the detail in it. Thanks for joining us at FF this month.

Wendy L said...

This is soooooo gorgeous, thanks for joining in at Forever Friends. xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty and love the layers
thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful. Love the colors. and your design is stunning.

Great news! So happy for you that your husband is back to work. God definitely is good!

Kathy said...

Wonderful answer to prayer, Chris! I'm so happy for you all!
You card is absolutely stunning!!! I love the colors you used and all the dies! I totally forgot there was a kitty on this stamp! Blessings! Kathy

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Chris! This just makes my heart melt!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the colors used and all those dies used on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Kimberly S said...

Goodness Chris, your cards are always stunning! Sweet silhouette, and gorgeous die cut layers, wow! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Chantal said...

This is a great card! Thanks for joining us at NMWC! Hugs, Chantal

Tracy said...

Chris this really is very beautiful, I love all the layers and the colour you have used.

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Jackie said...

This is simply beautiful! Fabulous job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Design Team

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful dimension and textures, really stunning creation! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Valentine Anything Goes" challenge :)

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is a very elegant and sophisticated card, love it! Adorable image. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx

Susan said...

Very cute card - the image is perfect.
Thank you for joining the LCI challenge this fortnight xx

MagsB said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the pretty pink gingham and the gorgeous die-cuts and most of all the fab silhouette! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Stunning card. I love the beautiful pinks and the crisp imprint on the image.

Thanks for playing at 'No matter Which Challenge' this month.

Happy Crafting

Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful card - love all those dimensional layers -I'm sure the recipient loves it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable sillouette and the cute card design and dp you used. Fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Kelley said...

Such a darling card!!! The pink gingham paper just makes it!!

Shanna Shands said...

The silhouette is amazing. i love the pink plaid. Thanks for playing with LRS!

Shirley said...

This is such a beautiful card Chris.So much interest ans super cute.
Did you know you could enter your card into the Penny black and More challenge this month for a chance to win some lovely craft goodies.


Esther said...

Stunning card!!! All the beautiful dies you used and the embossing are just fabulous! I love the silhouette and especially on the pink gingham background!!!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!!

Anonymous said...

AW!! Love the silhouette image...very classy Chris! !HUGS

alethea said...

Beautiful card! Love the image!Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Chris, this is gorgeous, such wonderful layering on your card and that ribbon is stunning! So glad to hear that Scott has found a job! Many hugs and blessings to you and thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


Rachel said...

What a gorgeous card, so cute..... I love it! Thank you for joining is at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel


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