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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hello Friends!! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm, no matter where you may be!!  Winter has surely been upon us!!  Last week we had below zero temperatures and snow for the first time this winter!!  No not, just an inch or two but rather 8 plus inches and sleet as well.  The kids in the area had a whole week off due to the below frigid temperatures, ice and snow.  Yesterday it was back to school!  Unfortunately for my dear daughters, they had school all week last week since they are home schooled!!  At least, they will be done earlier, right?  While many of my friends, who are parents, complained about their kids driving them crazy because of  boredom or just being cooped up indoors, I have to say my girls were plenty busy.

Well on to a more springy or floral looking take my mind off of winter.  It is my sister's birthday this coming week so this is for her.  I combined the Shining the Light challenge at ODBD- No coloring with this goal to make her a card.  I hope she likes it!

For my card I masked part of my paper so the Vintage Flourish pattern only cut in the corners on the Blushing Rose Collection paper.  The bottom half of the paper is using a different sheet of paper from the same collection. The dies used include the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels (for the layered sentiment) as well as the Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 die.  There is no coloring or cardstock on this creation other than the base.  The foliage is created with the ODBD Fancy Foliage with some added mini Prima Roses.  The sentiment is from the ODBD Miss You stamp set.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Miss you, Beautiful Borders, Vintage Labels, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Fancy Foliage, Blushing Rose Collection, designed by Chris Olsen

Card Materials:
ODBD Stamps Used:  Miss You
ODBD Dies Used: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels, Fancy Foliage, Beautiful Borders
ODBD Paper Used: Blushing Rose Collection
Spellbinders dies: Majestic Labels 25

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my dt sisters:

Robin * Gracie * Paula * Diana * Elizabeth 

For the challenge, click here.

Today's Scripture:
Faith and Works
James 2:15-17…15If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.…

What can you do for others?!  Is there a neighbor in need?  My daughters and I are thankful to be joining the Liberty Baptist Church (our home church) youth on a mission trip to Detroit Michigan in June to help those in need.  While we, too, can help those in need around us here at home, whether it be shoveling their driveway, providing warmth in our homes--- we are looking forward to going out into the world.  To help us financially for this trip, we have started an Etsy store to sell some cards and hand turned pens.

Here is just a few samples:

and lastly for this post, 24k Emerald Green Celtic.  

We have many more varieties here.

30 Caliber Gunmetal Bolt Action Patriotic Pen

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! May God bless you!!


Becky said...

Stunning card Chris. Such beautiful colors and beautiful design, your sister will love this. These pens are beautiful.

Diana Nguyen said...

I was one of those parents going crazy from the snow days... felt like I was right back to getting nothing done! :) It's hard to treasure those moments when they are forced upon you...haha! I love your sweet card, Chris! I hope your Etsy store is doing great - your cards are gorgeous and now they have amazing pens with which to fill inside with sweet words.

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Chris! I just love your card, it is so gorgeous and your sister will love it, how could she not? It is so full of beauty every inch of it. I look ate all your detail and just marvel, my mouth just drops open! Wow my friend, wow! Love the added details of sewing and the little pearl sprays. Your bow is perfect as always as well my sweet friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, what a beautiful card! Just LOVE the no color challenge and how beautiful those flowers are with your yummy ribbon!! Stunning card, and I know your sister will LOVE it!! And what beautiful pens...praying for the upcoming mission trip! I know the girls and you will be a blessing in Detroit! Warm hugs...and stay inside as much as you can!!

Conniecrafter said...

I am sure she will just love this it is Gorgeous!

Sandra H said...

Wow this is so pretty x

Unknown said...

An eye catching and stunning card Chris!!! Lots of lovely details on this one and that sweet bow just finishes it off so well!!! The pens are pretty too!! Love that Victorian model!!!

Alshandra said...

I've never even seen snow so I find it hard to imagine what you're going through! Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! So many layers and details! Simply stunning!

wendy2512 said...

Your sister will LOVE this, and especially all the love and work that went into this but even more that wonderful sentiment, how sweet...beautiful job....TFS...:0)


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