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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  I hope your days have been full of lots of sunshine!!  Spring is definitely and judging by the warmer days here, summer is definitely on its way as well.  We have had many days in the 90's here.  The crazy thing is that some nights are 40 and close to freezing!

Today the ODBD Shining the Light challenge has a fun spring/summer inspiration for you!!
Here is my take on the inspiration!!

As I was stamping the birds were singing out my window!!  There is no greater inspiration as listening to them!!  The seemed like the perfect addition to frame Psalm 23!!  The vines in the background are created with the Belles Vignes die.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Spread Your Wings, Belles Vignes, Psalm 23, Birds and Nest die, designed by Chris Olsen

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I just love the 23rd Psalm.  It gives me such peace!!  I have many memories of it being read at funerals for some of our loved ones.  There is no greater comfort, though, but to know that they are now in the arms of Jesus!!  All their suffering and pain is now gone and that Jesus, who died for them to save them from their sins, is with them every step of the way until their last breath on earth.  His arms carry them to their Eternal Home!  

One of our dear friends, Eddie, lost his battle cancer this past week.  While he is no longer with us, his testimony and love for the Lord will be remembered.  I can still see his continuous optimism and the big smile with his wonderful sense of humor!!  While he will be missed, he is no longer suffering!! I do, however, pray for his family, that God will give them peace and fill the void in their hearts.

Here is a photo of the inspiration:

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I hope you are in some way inspired by my creation!! Have a blessed day!!  Thanks so much to all those who have commented or visited today.  Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated!

blessings,

8 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris! Love the design and colors and those birds are just adorable.

CherylQuilts said...

Chris, this is a beautiful passage read at a funeral, encouraging a believer that we shall dwell with the Lord forever! Such a beautiful card, and I love these colors! Stunning use of the new flourish for the background, and your precious birds and perfect stitching are lovely, along with that sweet bow!! Hugs!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Chris, I just absolutely LOVE this card! Love your softly colored bluebirds and the beautiful soft green Bella Vignes stamped on the front and the other layer as well! Always LOVE YOUR stitching as well my sweet friend! What a beautiful frame for the Psalm (a wish for the future is something similar for us, huh?). Your bow is perfect as ALWAYS dear, sweet Chris! Hope you are feeling better with less pain! And, I did have a very nice birthday, thank you for your happy birthday wishes!

Pauline said...

Chris this is absolutely gorgeous!
I love the frame you used for your verse, and the stamped Bella vignes is so perfect. Beautiful layout and colours. The birds just add that little extra and the bow finishes this off nicely.

Grace said...

Just gorgeous Chris! Love the soft colors and your Ps. 23 stamped over the Belles Vignes stamped image! Perfect die to cut it with too and of course the blue birds are gorgeous!

hugs,
Grace

Diana Nguyen said...

Such a wonderful card! I love the layers of it - the subtle green flourished corner, the framing of Psalm 23, and then those blue birds... beautifully done!

laughingstamper said...

So pretty Chris!! I love the colors and the way you used the background stamp!! Just beautiful! Sweet the way you added the leaves under the bird too!!!

Alshandra said...

Such a beautiful card Chris. I love the design and the vines in the background and your gorgeous birds. So elegant.

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