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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Hello Friends!! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your summer.  I can't believe how fast it is going.  In a couple of weeks school starts here again in Virginia!!  I am so thankful for friends and family who have come to visit to give the kids and I some fun or something to make it feel like vacation.  It is very difficult to not be able to go out and drive.  This past week we were blessed to have Scott's parents visit!!

When I think of summer, I think of all the wonderful flowers I here is another flower card. LOL!  I made this using this week's Shining the Light Challenge ODBDSLC210 Sponging or Stencils challenge....

Our Daily Bread Designs, Foxglove, Rose Bouquet, Antique Labels die, Designer-Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: FoxgloveRose Bouquet
ODBD Dies Used: Antique Labels and Borders
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, copics, sponge, pearls, aqua ribbon

 as well as for a friend who is going through a rough time right now.  I try to send her a card each week so she knows she is being prayed for.

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 

Is there someone in your life that needs encouragement?  What a fruitful day to put a smile on someone's face with an encouraging word or prayer.  I can speak from experience that prayers and encouraging words build me up and without them my healing from my recent injury would be much more difficult.  Thanks be to God for others who encourage us!!  There is no greater friend than those who lift us up in prayer or words of encouragement.

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 August 3 join in. We would love to see your creations!!

To help you get a head start on your Christmas card, this week ODBD is having a "Christmas in July Sale"  through Saturday, July 26, 11 p.m. EDT.
*********** I hope you were in some way inspired by my post or card!



CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Chris, what a beautiful card! I love your color (definitely one if not THE favorite color you use that I love), and how beautiful to use the foxglove and sponge with the lovely bow and tender sentiment!! And your dies are exquisite! Stunning card, my precious friend, and we are indeed on "the same page" today about friendship, aren't we? It's one of God's special blessings to us, and YOU are a special blessing to me, dear friend, as you love and pray and encourage me! Thank you! And it's my joy to do the same for you! I know this card will be a big encouragement to your dear friend who is going through such a difficult trial. Hugs, precious friend!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Chris, this is so lovely!! Are your darling daughters helping you turn your die cutting machine? What special little girls you have!! I hope you are doing better my friend, prayers for you sweet friend!

Your card is so pretty in aqua. I really love foxglove!!! Your framing is beautiful and your sponging is perfect!! Love the added pearls, rhinestones and ribbon!

Irish Cherokee said...

Very soft and elegant. Gives a feeling of quiet and soothing presence. - Jim

DJ Rants said...

So beautiful!! Gorgeous flowers and I love your intricate dies, so elegant!! Hugs!!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and elegant Chris is your card x

Linda Carson said...

Your friend is going to love this beauty! The aqua and white look so fresh along with the foxglove. Beautiful shape and beautiful design!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love the die you used for this and love the colors.

DebR said...

This is so beautiful Chris. The colors are lovely.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty coloring, like the polka dot ribbon and the lovely framing of it all

Greta said...

This is stunning, Chris! You make the most beautifully layered cards!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the foxgloves - your colouring and sponging. Your diecuts are so gorgeous too. Beautiful!


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