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Friday, October 31, 2014



Hello Friends!!  I am sorry for being so absent this week.  Life has been crazy busy and unfortunately I move so much slower with my hurt leg and all the pain and my emphasis has to be on ways to generate money to pay for all the medical bills!    I have to say I am so thankful for all the improvements I continue to make...no matter how slow.  God is so Good!!

Yesterday I tried to join the Hope you Can Cling to challenge to support those in need.  So many of us have been influenced by the tragedies of Cancer.  When making this card, I thought of my mother in law and the wonderful friend, mom and testimony she was to me.  I still miss her!!

When I saw the Hope you can Cling to challenge Hope Soars- things that take off, I remembered my favorite thing to do in the summertime while at the campfire is to look for shooting stars so I decided for the WT503  at SC which was favorite things and the HYCTT1430, I would create a Christmas card with shooting stars.

I used stamps, papers, and dies that will be released at Our Daily Bread Designs on Nov. 1 including Snowflake Stars and Shine on as well as the ODBD Sparkling Stars die and the ODBD Christmas Collection 2014 paper. I also used the Spellbinders Bracket Borders 1 and the Ribbon Trio dies. 

I am entering this creation in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge: inspired by the verse Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything is a season a time for every purpose under heaven. 



Thanks for looking!!  Have a blessed weekend!! I hope to see you tomorrow for the release!!

blessings,

Friday, October 24, 2014
Hello Friends!! I can't believe October is almost over!!  Where does the time go.

I just wanted to share a card I created with the newest sets from Our Daily Bread Designs.

My card uses the Midnight Clear background and Noel Ornament.  The Noel Ornament is cut out with the Circle Ornament die and matted with the Matting Circles die.


I decided to make a window on my card to see in and see another ornament I created on the inside with the Midnight Clear background.  The embossing folder is Darice Snowflake Swirls.

Here are photos of the sets used from the New Release:




For more inspiration using the October release, visit the ODBD blog or my ODBD sisters: Grace, Paula, Chris,
Lori, Julie, Stacy, Sandee, Cathy, Wanda, and Audrey.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a blessed weekend!!

blessings,
Challenges: 
ODBD Shining the Light challenge- Scripture Inspiration challenge for the ODBDSLC216 to be inspired by the verse To Everything there is a season a purpose for every time under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Word Art Wednesday- anything goes (Free scripture each week)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Hello Friends!!  

Today I am popping in to share a card I created for the Shining the Light challenge at ODBD as well as one I created for a craft fair...

This week's challenge is to be inspired by the verse:
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1





I just loved coloring this Holly Wreath and now it has a matching die too!! It looks so elegant on top of the Doily. The sentiment uses the Christmas Pennant Row and the Pennant Row die.   The border at the bottom as well as the bows are created with the Pennant Swag die.  

My paper is from a new pad that I recently received called Authentique Believe.

The verse above is one of my favorites although no one wants to go through the seasons of pain and sorrow.  What a comfort to know that in any season, that God is with us!!

I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
This verse is written with many meanings, such as being content, practicing hospitality, and keeping pure, this short but powerful promise assures the believer that God is sufficient for all our needs. What a gift!!

 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 Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until November 4,  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


Blessings,

Chris

Card materials:
ODBD stamps:  Holly WreathChristmas Pennant Row
ODBD Dies: Pennant Row diePennant Swag dieDoily, Holly Wreath die
Paper Authentique Believe

challenges I am entering:
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes-every Wednesday they have wonderful word art with scripture available for free.  They also have wonderfully inspirational cards to encourage!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope you are all doing well!! It is hard to believe how the time flies and how brisk it has become.  While I love Fall, I fear that winter is just around the corner...reports are saying that they feel it is going to be a very cold and snowy winter.  I am so not ready for that!!!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at ODBD which is Anything Goes with ODBD stamps. 

Here is a card I made using the God's Timing stamp set as well as the coordinating Dies - Ornament Circle dies and Matting Circle dies.  The sentiment uses the Christmas Pennant Swag stamps and the coordinating Pennant Swag dies.  The paper is from the ODBD Christmas Collection 2013





ODBD Stamps Used: God's TimingChristmas Pennant Swag
ODBD Paper Used: Christmas Collection 2013

I made this card for my Dad who is celebrating his Birthday this coming weekend and the best thing is I get to give it to him in person!! I am so excited that in two days they are coming for a week!!  I am so blessed!!

Here is today's first to go with my card:
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. — Proverbs 27:1

How many of us are anxious about the future or worry about the future.  I sure do!! I am guilty!! Don't you have your hands full with today? Don't you find yourself distracted from the urgent and important things of today when you worry about the problems of tomorrow? Don't you occasionally find yourself missing an opportunity today while fantasizing about all the possibilities down the road? Isn't it a waste of time to be anxious about those things over which you have no influence? So why worry so much about tomorrow, and next week, and...? Let's walk with God today and trust in his faithfulness for us tomorrow.  

I know it is easier said then done...some of the questions I often ask are: Will I be back to walking normal eventually after I heal, will I always have such pain?  Will I ever feel the outside of my leg when I feel I have an itch?...Will I be able to pay my Mortgage Payment?  The list goes on....I must trust in God with all my heart!!!

For more inspiration for this challenge, 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 Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until October 19  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


Blessings,
Monday, October 13, 2014
Hello friends!! Today is a special post for another release at Our Daily Bread Designs!! Kelley had so many new stamps and dies this month!! 

For my creation, I used the new Christmas Pennant swag cut out with the Pennant swag dies and the previously released Poinsettia Ornament cut out with the Matting Circle dies and Circle Ornament dies.  The paper uses the Christmas 2013 paper collection from ODBD!


The fold uses a center fold design!!

Here are the sets used from this release:



Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to visit each of the eight designers listed below and leave a comment for a chance to win one of THREE prizes!
Here are the links to the other designers participating in this hop today as well as the ODBD blog:

 Grace * Chris * Lisa * Dawn * Lori *  Sandee * Sabrina * Angie


Blessings,
Chris

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope all is well!!

Today I am popping in to share a card I made for Christmas.  While I am behind on Christmas cards for personal use, I am also trying to find creative ways to make money to help pay all my hospital bills so our family is signed up for 2 craft fairs in October and November.  I hope to sell some cards!  Below is one of the cards I plan to sell.

It is also fits the Anything goes challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

For my creation I used the new Our Daily Bread Designs Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Fancy Foliage die, Recipe and tags die, Vintage Flourish Pattern die and the Holly Wreath stamp set.  I also layered my white layers with the Majestic Labels 25 from Spellbinders.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Fancy Foliage dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, Recipe and tags dies, Holly wreath designer-Chris Olsen



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 Scrivens, DJ Rants, Diana Nyugen, Robin Clendenning, Linda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

To see all the challenge in one place, click here.  You have until October 5  join in. We would love to see your creations!!


Blessings,
Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello Friends!! Tomorrow is Kelley's, owner of Our Daily Bread Designs, Birthday, and the team is helping her celebrate with a birthday hop!! I have had the opportunity of working with Kelley for about five years now...Wow...how time flies!!  Happy Birthday Kelley!! I hope you have a great day filled with blessings and surprises!! May God bless you with health and happiness in the coming year!!

Since I know one of Kelley's favorite color combos is pink and green, I used that for her Birthday card!!  

card recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Birthday Doily
Our Daily Bread Designs dies: Aster, Doily, Fancy Foliage
Spellbinders Dies: Curvy Borders 2
Accessories: Sizzix Circles and dots embossing folder, pearls

For more more inspiration or travel the hop for Kelley's Birthday wishes, click on the links below:
Chris- you are here
Cheryl

If you should get lost, here is the link to the ODBD blog where you can see all the links and give Happy Birthday wishes.
Your next stop on the hop is Lisa.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Birthday Kelley!!

blessings,


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hello Friends!! We the team at Our Daily Bread Designs are excited to share another new release of stamps and dies, available today!!! 

The Bread Basket has lots of inspiration for you....and you also have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward stamps if you leave a comment on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog as well as the designers.  Three random winners will be chosen from the designers or ODBD blog!!!  You have until 9 pm EST on October 2, to leave a comment and be eligible to win!!  Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on October 3.

My first creation is a card I created using the new Midnight Clear Background and Wisemen Ornament!!  The ornament circle is cut out with the Circle Ornament and NEW Matting Circles die.  The background and image are stamped in Night of Navy Craft Ink and Embossed with holographic glitter.  While it is hard to see in the picture, it is very sparkly in real life.  I added pearls, rhinestones, and details using the Fancy Foliage Die and Beautiful Borders die.



My second creation is a gift tag box set.  I used the Poinsettia Ornament, Wisemen Ornament, and the God's Timing Stamp Sets as well as the Circle Ornament and NEW Matting Circles die.





Here is the gift box I created  to put them in using the new Peaceful Poinsettia dies and God's Timing sentiment from this release as well as the Quatrefoil Design Die as well as the Fancy Foliage die.


The poinsettia is embossed with the die and the painted with white acrylic paints on top of the embossed lines to stick out.

Here are photos of the new releases used:





Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you were inspired by my creations. For more inspiration please visit my dt sisters.

Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee 
Cathy * Paula * Lisa * Silke * Wanda 
Sabrina * Audrey * Angie as well as the ODBD Blog.

Have a blessed day!!

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