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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hello friends!! It seems like forever since I have been able to make a card or post a card, here, on my blog.  So much has happened in the last few weeks.  While I am going through so much health wise right now, I have so much for sparing my life.  

A little over three weeks ago I broke my ankle, dislocated my knee and tore a bunch of ligaments in my left leg while doing mulch in our backyard.  What seemed like just an injury, turned out to be life threatening as I had massive blood clots go into my lungs three days later which they found after I had a major black out.  I praise God for the nurses and doctors while I was in the hospital who gave me such tender loving care for the 12 days I was there as well as the healing He gave me, sparing my life!!! God is so Good!!  The doctors and nurses marveled and were amazed at how I progressed and told me several times how they could not believe I made it through.  I feel like I have a second chance at life.  I guess God still has a plan for my life here on earth and He is not finished with me yet!!  It is frustrating as I experience so much pain and it seems like my knee seems to be getting worse, but I know God is in control.  I pray God will continue to heal me and that I can honor Him in all I do. Thanks to so many how many who have sent me emails, cards and who are praying for me!!

While I am currently immobile and it is very hard to craft with my injuries, I am so blessed to have two darling daughters to assist me cutting with my dies etc and fetch all I need.  Here is a card I created for this week's Shining the Light challenge: White on White using the new ODBD Aster Dies, Decorative Vase Die, and Rose stamp set as well as the ODBD Recipe and Tags Die. The embossing folder is from the Sizzix Birds and Wreath embossing folder set and this particular folder is Wreath, Elegant (A2 large).


Our Daily Bread Designs-Aster Dies, Decorative Vase Die, Recipe and Tags Die, Rose stamp set, Chris Olsen


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Linda CarsonElizabeth Whisson, Diana NguyenCheryl ScrivensDJ Rants, and Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until June 8th to join us. If you participate you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted on the blog.  We would love to see your creations!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. May you have a blessed day!!

hugs,

24 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, I do praise God for all He has done and will continue to do in your life...as He heals and restores you! Yes, it is through God alone! Your card is beautiful, and "Team Olsen" did a great job! Your cards always inspire me, but this one is extra special knowing it was so hard for you to do. Praise God for your precious family. And we thank you for sharing your beautiful designs, your heart, and your sorrows and joys! Continuing to pray for you for healing, precious friend! Tender hugs!

Danni said...

Oh my Chris! What a scary ordeal for you! So thankful you are okay!!

Gorgeous card!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Gorgeous card my friend!! Love the asters and the embossed vase for your white on white! I LOVE that oval embossing too. Wow!! Lovely my sweet friend!! Hope you are feeling better today!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥ hugs Pops x x x

Grace said...

Your white on white card is just amazing Chris! I love the white asters in the vase and the oval embossing folder frames them perfectly! Love the elegance of the white on white and so glad to see you creating again, even though I know you are still in so much pain. Continuing to pray for healing to come quickly, and for relief from the intense pain! Thankful for such a helpful family support system!!!
Sending gentle hugs and lots of prayers,
Grace

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris I am so glad that God gave you so much wonderful help, I do hope that you feel better soon. Chris your card is beautiful
hugs
lorraine x

DebR said...

Wow Chris, I didn't realize all that happened to you until now. Praise the Lord how He took care of you! Amen....
Love your gorgeous card..beautifully done, and very elegant.

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, Chris, I did not know about the blood clots. Yes, God has spared you for a reason and I am so happy HE has.

Your card is beautiful and I am just sure your daughters are as sweet as you are...if that is possible.

I'm sending big hugs and know you are in my prayers.

Lydia Fiedler said...

Chris - all the Dirty Girls are praying for you! I can't believe you've been through all this and can still make such beautiful inspiring things - you are amazing!!

DJ Rants said...

I pray for your continued recovery and marvel at the miracles you have experienced!! What a beautiful card, love the new flowers and the pretty embossed vase, a glorious creation!! Hugs!!

Patti J said...

Chris, I am shocked to hear of all that you've been through. The last I heard, you had broken your leg. OMG, girl, you must have been in so much pain! I will continue to pray for your healing. Those girls are such sweeties, I know that they don't mind helping you out at all. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing...take care of yourself! Hugs...

Denise @ kc242 said...

Get well wishes are sent your way! You have been through so much. I am praying for you. Denise

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Christ glad to hear you are on the mend. Your card is wonderful. I love the designs of it. Its nice of your daughters to do your die cutting so you can keep your and in. You take care of your self xx

Debs xx

Dandi93 said...

Chris,I am so sorry to hear what you have been through. I pray you are feeling better every day. God gives us strength. How blessed to have your daughters close by and who are able to help. May you continue to get better everyday. Big Hugs... Irene

Kelley said...

Chris, I thank God that He allowed you to stay on Earth with us! Your girls are such wonderful helpers!! The card is beautiful, just like you!

Alshandra said...

Oh Chris, how gracious is our God! Continuing to pray for your recovery. Your card is absolutely beautiful and I can't believe you managed to make it! (with the help of your lovely daughters :-) ) Beautiful card :-)

Linda Carson said...

Praising God for your healing miracle from those blood clots! Continuing to pray for your complete healing and your pain! Love this beautiful card! It's pure eye candy in design and textures! Nice to have talented helpers too!

Greta said...

Dear Chris, I am so glad God spared your life & pray you improve every day! I can't believe you were able to make such a gorgeous card with all you're going through--I absolutely love it! How neat that your daughters helped so we could enjoy this creation. Take care of yourself!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Chris!! I disappear for a block of time and come to find this! I am so sorry to hear of your fall. I am so thankful that they discovered the clot and got that all fixed up. Hope that you are comfortable at home now and speeding some time with your DDs crafting - they sound like great helpers! Thinking of you! Sending healing, healthy thoughts your way! Big hugs my friend!

Liz Williams said...

Chris, just like the beauty you pack into each of your creations, God knew we couldn't live without the inspiration you are to the rest of us. He definitely has given you a testimony of His love and so glad you have shared this with us. I know you will find this to be a very close time that you and the Father connect and for you to experience the power He has and the love. Continuing prayers for your continual healing and that the pain will soon be resolved as well. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us.

joy said...

Chris, so glad you are on the road to recovery! Praying that your healing time will be short. Great card. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully creative nature with us!

Becky said...

wow, this looks awesome Chris. I love the new dies.. The flower one is a must have :)

ChristineCreations said...

OH my Chris! My heart goes out to you! Such an intense time in your life. I’m grateful to hear that God is healing you and for His touch on your life! I’m sure everything looks different after that kind of experience, and I’m sure He’ll continue to speak to your heart about it over and over. Blessings on you lady and your continued recovery!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Goodness gracious I can't believe all you have gone through! What we take for granted each day - yikes who would have thought yard work could turn into a life threatening injury. Soooo glad He had you in His loving arms and carried you through that scary situation. You are in my prayers for healing and pain management. What great daughters you have to help you make a card - that's a special kind of therapy. Hugs and hope you continue to get well.

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