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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Hello Friends!!  I hope this week finds you all well.  For many--it is the week when we celebrate Christmas, at least here in the USA.

Today I am  popping to to share I created for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge as well as to wish my viewers are very merry and blessed Christmas!!!  May the joy, hope, love, and peace of the Savior's birth be with you at Christmas and throughout the year.

Here is the card I created with the ODBD sketch.  It may be one of my last Christmas cards for the depends on what time allows.  This week seems so busy!!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Admit Three, Mini tag sentiments, God's Timing, Peaceful Poinsettia die, Quatrefoil Pattern die, Quatrefoil Design die, Fancy Foliage die, Mini Tag dies, designer-Chris Olsen

 ODBD Paper Used: Patriotic collection

Here is the sketch:

Have you thought about that great Christmas gift from long ago that is still our gift today.  What a blessing that God would come to us by sending His Son.  He came as a baby that would eventually save the world from our sins!!  Only He could save us!!

This is one of my fave songs which really makes me think.
It is by Joy Williams and is called Here with us. Here is a Youtube link or click on the arrow below. If you have a moment, you will be blessed to listen and watch the video.

It's still a mystery to me 

That the hands of God could be so small, 

How tiny fingers reaching in the night 
Were the very hands that measured the sky 

Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King, 
You're here with us 
You're here with us 

Verse 2 
It's still a mystery to me, oh, 
How His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time 
How His ears have heard an angel's symphony, 
But still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep 

Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King 
Here with us 
You're here with us 
(Ohh, mmm, here with us) 

Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem 
A baby born to save, to save the souls of man 

Chorus (2x) 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world 
Hallelujah, hallelujah 
Son of God, Servant King 
You're here with us 
You're here with us

Have a blessed Christmas my friends!!

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 ScrivensDJ RantsDiana NyugenRobin ClendenningLinda Carson, and Elizabeth Whisson.

It is with deep sadness that I remember that today is Cheryl and Linda's last time joining us as a Challenge team at ODBD!! These ladies have been such a gift to me and I will sincerely miss them.  I am so blessed that God allowed us to cross paths with you ladies and that we could build a strong friendship (sisters in Christ).  This is not a goodbye but rather a TTYS!! You are both in my prayers!  Thanks for your kindness, help and constant support!! It is deeply appreciated.



DJ Rants said...

Wow, I'm speechless!! This is amazing!! Such gorgeous layers and dies, absolutely stunning!!!! Have a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year! !

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your God given gift of creativity with us. Thank you also for sharing that video, I cried like a baby. It was awesome, and I thank you so very much for sharing it. So much depth in it, I wish the whole world could see. You are a wonderful example of Christ. Thanks again, Joleen

Sandra H said...

Absolutely beautiful is your card and gorgeous layout! and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh, I sew love your card! The colors the cut away window and frame, the SEWING, the pearls and that beautiful poinsettia! Just SEW gorgeous!!! Heehee, sorry, just have to do that. I really like how it makes such a nice detail though! Beautiful my dear friend!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful, moving song! Thanks for the gift! Best wishes for a joyful Christmas.

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, love the deep blue, pretty style and flower is lovely!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love the design and colors.

Becky said...

PS Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. Sending Hugs & blessings :).

Alshandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! So beautiful. Love the colours and all the diecutting and embossing is beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year!


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