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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Hello Friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  I am praying that God will bless you all in the New year!!! It is hard to believe the holidays have come and gone as has 2016!!

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14

Today I am popping in to share a card for the Shining the Light challenge which will no longer be every week but once a month.  This week's challenge is to use something new and something old for your card. My new item is the new release stamps and die: Wishing and the sentiment from Wishing Well.  The old is the cardinal ornament stamp set.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Wishing well, Cardinal Ornament, stitched ovals, ovals dies, Double Stitched Circles die, Circles die, Wishing die, Beautiful Borders die, designed by Chris Olsen
ODBD Stamps Used: Wishing Well, Cardinal Ornament
ODBD Dies Used: Stitched Ovals, Wishing, Ovals die, Double Stitched Circles, Circles

I just love cardinals!! They are so beautiful!  This year our birdfeeder is up so I will have the opportunity to see them out my window!!  I really did have a fun time coloring them up, adding sky, and adding white highlights to the female cardinal and pinecones.

We hope you are able to join the challenge!!  You have until January 31st to add you card or project to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward stamps!  For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my dt sisters: Diana and Robin.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!  May God bless you in the new year.


Robin Clendenning said...

Cardinals are my favorite!! I love how you have male and female colored!! Thy just say winter to me and I love it! Your embossing and border are beautiful and I love the gold details especially the "Wishing" word die! Beautiful as always my dear friend!!
Oh, I changed the link last night but forgot to change the title...done now though!!
Love and hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, I too love cardinals and especially love the males with their gorgeous coloring! They stand out so much! Yes, it's hard to believe it's 2016, and what a beautiful card to start off the year. I love this "ornament" and love how you've used the gold for such beautiful shine and shimmer, and I love the layout and your coloring is fabulous! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!

Sherry Kushibab said...

These cardinals are on of my favorite stamps from ODBD - they have been inside many an ornament given as gifts over the holidays. Love the gold layered behind them - Your usual lovely work. Hugs

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Chris...Awesome card...I remember this set....hasn't seen ink for awhile...maybe time to get it out...You inspire me so much...your cards are all so beautiful!!
Hugs Jan

Marlena M. said...

Your gold accents are swoon worthy Chris! I love the texture too. Thank you for your sweet visit~it encouraged me. ;)Blessings~

Kelley said...

Chris, this is so pretty! You always color the cardinal images so beautifully!


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