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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer!! We went on our first camping trip in almost two years since we were unable to camp last year because of my injuries and accident.  It was wet and rainy but none the less great to be together as a family in the RV!!! I had some challenges since I continue to have pain and still have to recover more from the accident, but I am none the less very blessed at the progress I have made and to still be alive.  Each day I see God's nature, wake up in the morning, see and interact with my children, I thank God for sparing my life!!  God is so good!!

Soon it is Father's Day and since I will be away on a Mission Trip with my girls prior and for Father's day, I thought I better make my hubby and Dads cards before I left.  My hubby loves this ODBD ship from The Waves on the Sea set, so I decided to combine it with the Good Man sentiment, Sunburst Background Die, Vintage Ephemera Collection paper, Vintage Labels die (for framing the sentiment), Layered Lacey Squares, Beautiful Borders die, Pennants dies.  I used this week's Shining the Light sketch at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Waves on the Sea, Good Man, Layered Lacey Squares die, Sunburst Background, Beautiful Borders, Pennants, Flourished Labels, Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection, designer Chris Olsen

ODBD Paper Used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

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Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are in some way inspired by my creation.  Your comments are so greatly treasured and appreciated!!



Robin Clendenning said...

I love this card using the sunray in the bg! That was genius my friend! I love how you turned you lacey square into a rectangle for the image layer too! Just gorgeous Chris but then again, I have never seen one of your cards that wasn't gorgeous! Love the Kraft with the creamy white too. Just beautiful!! Your husband will love it my sweet friend!

Graciellie Design said...

It is always a delight to stop by your blog and see all the BEAUTIFUL, creative and blessed designs you come up with. Know that you are a great inspiration to me. Thanks so much for sharing your art and also taking care of us as a team. Beautiful as always. Love that ship image too. The detailed dies and stenciled background finish this card wonderfully. Hugs.

Diana Nguyen said...

Soooo pretty! You have such a way with embossing - this was just wonderful! Love the image and colors you used - great masculine card. So detailed - as your cards always are!

Unknown said...

Oh I love it Chris!!! I would have thought the border and square dies to femenine but not so!!! I love how you chose the right papers to make a fabulous Father's day card!!! You always make me think about using things in different ways that I would not have thought of on my own!!!! Thanks!!!

Unknown said...

That image is so nice, this is such a calming peaceful looking card, great for thinking of you. Beautiful job.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, what a beautiful (and handsome) card for Scott for Father's Day!! He will love it! Such amazing design with the beautiful dies, and I love the coloring with the sunset in the background! So glad you had a nice camping trip with the family after this long year, and I am praying for the upcoming mission trip! Hugs, sweet friend!

Kelley said...

Wonderful card! Scott will love it I am sure!

Dottie said...

Hi Chris:
I love your card that Stamp is wonderful I have seen it on so many cards , I need to order it for myself as well as others. I love playing along in all the card challenges. I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. have a wonderful week.

God Bless

Alshandra said...

Fantastic card Chris! I love the sunburst background and the colouring of the boat image with the sunrise/sunset in the background.


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