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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Hello Friends!! I hope all is well!!  I hope you are all warm and safe....a couple more weeks until it is Spring here (at least by date).  Only one month until Easter!!  I am so ready not only for Spring flowers and the warmer weather.  We have had so much snow in the last few weeks.

As we approach Easter, I know I reflect on how blessed I am to have a Savior who gave His life for me not for my works but by grace alone I am saved because I believe and have faith  and trust in Him.  If it were for works, I would be sunk!!!  I am by no means perfect.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son.  John 3:16

Today's card uses the colors for the color challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs which is pastels.  I went with the light blue, light purple, and green.  My colors are a tad bit brighter but that was the closest I could get.

Our Daily Bread Designs, The Lord is Risen, Basket of Blessings, Happy Resurrection Day, Mini Tag dies, Beautiful Borders die, grass dies, designed by Chris Olsen, amethyst Victorian pen, Chiselinknmore, Etsy

ODBD Dies Used: Mini TagGrass BorderBeautiful Borders
Sizzix Poppy embossing folder (Anna Griffin), Grand Circles and Grand Stately Circles

The pen is one my hubby made to sell.  We are offering this pen on sale at our Etsy store.  We have marked down the price on this Pen as a special from $49.95 to $35.  All proceeds go to a mission trip for our daughters in June.  You can see it here.

Our Daily Bread Designs, The Lord is Risen, Basket of Blessings, Happy Resurrection Day, Mini Tag dies, Beautiful Borders die, grass dies, designed by Chris Olsen

Here are the colors for the challenge:

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: Paula, Robin, Elizabeth, Gracie, Diana, and Chris

To join the challenge please see the details here. We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

May God bless you!! Thank you so much for all your kind words!!



Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful basket of flowers, love the ones you added with the bow too, Lovely card!

Robin Clendenning said...

This is so pretty!! I love the flowers in the basket and the cute grass. Love your embossing and pearls and what a sweet bow! Love your crocus and the ones on the ground around the basket makes everything just perfect!
Love you my sweet dear friend!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris, beautiful colors.
Yes, if it were not for God's grace, where would I be.
Hugs :)

Graciellie Design said...

What a wonderful, elegant design! Your coloring is lovely! Beautiful job friend! Hugs, Gracie.

Danielle said...

Stunning card Chris! The colours are beautiful and I just love your perfect bow!
Hugs, Danielle x

Diana Nguyen said...

Love your basket of crocus! So so pretty with that bow!

Beverly Sager said...

Beautiful card. Really like the colors you used. Also, even with a bit of frill to it, the colors lend well to a card for a gentleman.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, what a gorgeous card! I love everything about it!! Beautiful colors and lovely layout with the beautiful "signature" bow of yours!! I just love the crocus, and they are a reminder that spring is sure to come!! And praise God for His amazing gift of Christ as our Savior! I also love the pen Scott made! It's gorgeous, and I am praying that they will sell to help support the mission trip you and the girls are going on! Hugs!

Sandra H said...

Awww this is so pretty your floral image is so adorable l just love everything you had done to create such a beautiful card x

BeckyTE said...

Chris, this card is just beautiful. The blossoms are so fresh and vivid and your design is perfect. A blessing to someone this Easter time. A beautiful pen too!

Greta said...

Oh so gorgeous, Chris! Love how you off-set the 2 circles & the flowers are colored to perfection!

Unknown said...

So, so pretty Chris! Love the colors you chose and the textures! I'm going to have to use my embossing folders more! This is a wonderful Easter card!!! Love the colors you chose for the basket with the blue crocus too!

Holly Young said...

gorgeous coloring, and I love the effect of the doubled up die!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Love the layout and the flowers are beautiful.

Pattie J. said...

Hi Chris, this is beautiful, I love your blues,the Crocus is usually blue, so perfect color. . Love your bow, and such a realistic basket. ..God Bless

JD/ Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful!


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