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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Hello all!! It has been a while since I have posted and for that I apologize.  I have had a lot on mind and a lot going on in my life that has kept me from creating.  My heart and creativity is just not there.

I have popped in to share a card using a verse that is my motto and comfort during this difficult time in my life.  I may not know the answers or what to do next but God does.  I pray that He shows me how to have the faith and truly trust in Him....knowing that He is God!!!

My card uses Scripture Collection 3 and Mother's Day (poppies) from Our Daily Bread Designs.
In celebration of the upcoming July 4th holiday,  the challenge team at the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is challenging our viewers/ players to make a red, white and blue and/or patriotic card.  Since my last post was patriotic, I went with just red, white and blue.  The embossing folder is Cricut Poppy.  The frame around the sentiment is created with Spellbinders Lattice Motifs.


Our Daily Bread Designs, Chris Olsen, Mother's Day, Scripture Collection 3


Before going any further in my post, I would like to wish Kathy Roney the best as she steps down from the challenge team at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Kathy, you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways, not only with your faith and your crafting but with your friendship.  I will deeply miss you on the team.  May God bless you!! I will only be an email or a phone call away and of course I will be stalking you.  HUGS!!

I also want to say thank you and best wishes to Cathy who will be moving to the design team rather than creating with us on the Challenge team.  I know it is not goodbye since I will be working with you on the design team!!  Your creations are always amazing and I look forward to seeing more of your ODBD creations for the releases!!


Lastly I want to say thank you and best wishes to Audrey who will be moving to our Our Daily Bread Designs Alumni Team and will no longer be a member of the Challenge Team.  I have enjoyed your amazing talent and inspiration and friendship, Audrey, and look forward to your creations for our New Releases.  So glad you are staying with ODBD!!



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 July 7  to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.

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

I am entering this creation in Word Art Wednesday - anything goes-inspiration or scripture (free scripture offered weekly)

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May God Bless you!!

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow Chris, it's STUNNING! Am loving those bold colors, and that sentiment...well, it says it all, doesn't it? I really need to read this every day! I have to remember that God has His plan and timing for us. Sending love and hugs your way girl! xoxo~Cheryl

Susan M said...

Your cards are always so beautiful such an inspiration, especially with the ODBD stamps too. Praying that you will feel God's comforting presence.

Cathymac said...

What a beautiful expression of your reliance on God, Chris! These gorgeous colors are so vibrant next to the pretty embossed background and frame. Your creativity is always an inspiration to me! Hugs and prayers for you, my friend!

Sandra H said...

Chris, This is totally stunning as always and the image (Flowers) are gorgeous lovely colour too x

Karen W said...

Really pretty Chris, now I realize I don't have to do 4th of July, I will get busy and make a card!!

Grace said...

Totally gorgeous Chris! Love the poppies and fussy cutting...and the embossing folder is gorgeous! I love this verse and I hope you are resting in His loving arms... because that's the safest place to be!

hugs my friend,
Grace

Cards By Jan said...

Wow..this is a beauty...your colours are so vibrant....they just scream.."Pick me...Pick Me"..lol
Awesome and elegant!!
Hugs

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful and inspiring creation, Chris. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Conniecrafter said...

so lovely, I hope you get the answers you are searching for very soon

Kathy said...

Chris, this is just gorgeous! Beautiful colors with the cream embossing and diecuts.

Gf, I shall miss you so much!!! You are such a sweet lady and have been an absolute joy to work with! I will be stalking you too!

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, especially the next few months of changes. God's Peace is real and totally amazing...I pray that you will have exactly that through this.

Blessings!

Kathy

Lori Aragon said...

I adore your beautiful creations Chris!!! This is simply gorgeous as well :) I have this Scripture next to my computer... May Jesus fill you with His peace as He gently leads you through this valley. Please remember that He leads THROUGH, not to have us stay there!!! Sending love and healing prayers your way ♥

Julie E said...

Gorgeous!

Stef H said...

oh i just love the colors of the flowers! you've got some awesome dies too. hope your weather is better than ours has been. too many tornado warnings for my liking... ugh.

stay cool.

hugs :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely card. Love all the white space and embossing and how the bold color just pops.

Sorry for whatever you're going through. Prayers!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Chris! Wow this is a stunning card. Beautiful through and through!
Denise

Jan Marie said...

Such a beautiful and impactful card, and a powerful message from God's Word. Love your use of textures with the die cuts and the embossing folder! So thankful for you, Chris and praying the Lord continues to give you wisdom and strength in the days and months ahead. . .Be still and know that He is God! He is working ALL things together for His glory and your eternal good! Big hugs!!

Sabrina said...

I'm so sorry to read that you're going through a hard time just now, Chris. I know that saps creativity - but it doesn't show here, this card is absolutely beautiful.
I love the verse too, and here's another one we were singing yesterday, from Psalm 31. I trust in You, Oh Lord, I say you are my God; my times are in Your hand...

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