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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying the summer!  I know I am!! It seems like it is flying by!!  Three more weeks and school begins here.  How sad!!

When I think of summer I think of my daylilies and flowers.  With that in mind, I used the new Shining the Light challenge sketch to create a summer themed card using one of my fave color combos.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Fragrance, Trois Jolie Papillons, Home Sweet Home ODBD dies Used: Layered Lacey Squares, Beautiful Borders, Trois Papillons, Mini Tags, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD dies Used: Layered Lacey SquaresBeautiful BordersTrois PapillonsMini Tags  

Here is a matching gift set I created using the card above and a desk pen/letter opener set my husband turned.  I just love them together.  Here is the link to the desk set available in our Etsy store

The grass withers and flowers fade, but the Word of our God lives forever. Isaiah 40:8

I just love flowers, especially day lilies and I so look forward to the new surprises that will open each day from our 99 different varieties!!  As beautiful as they are, they don't last forever.  What a comfort that God's promises and Word endure.  It is not like the daylily that lasts for one day and then die, but it (God's Word and promises) is constant and the one thing we can depend upon. What a blessing!!


We would love to have you join us for the sketch.  For more details, you can visit the ODBD blog or see the inspiration from my dt sisters:
Robin Clendenning, Paula Bigelow, Chris Olsen, Elizabeth Whisson, Diana Nguyen
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!


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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Chris, this is one superb card, blue and white always have a classic stand out beauty, how I love those borders. ;)

And we are indeed rich through it and our lives are enriched by the eternal anchor of Gods word.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Robin Clendenning said...

OMGoodness Chris, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the purple and green used here. It is so lovely together. Love the flowers in purple and never would have thought of it...they are beautiful in this color. Your double border is super elegant and I love your stitching (I always love that on your cards!)that goes all the way around. The yellow/orange is perfect with the purple on the butterflies and flower centers as well...perfect matching of colors for a striking card! I love your words of encouragement as well and your verse is a wonderful reminder. Thank you for sharing!!

Diana Nguyen said...

LOVE your layers and I would never have thought to color them blue! But you've made it just stunning - your blue and white cards always are! So striking and stunning!

Unknown said...

The first thing I think of when I see this card is YUMMY! It's colorful, rich, pretty and elegant!!! Love the added butterflies too!!! I am constantly learning design tips from you!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful ODBD creations!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I love the way you colored them, I just picked up this stamp set at the stamp show here last weekend, so it's neat to see how everyone is coloring them, not sure what kind of flower it is suppose to be, you were talking about day lilies so I was wondering if that is what they are :) the butterflies are so pretty with the flowers too!

Becky said...

Your card is just stunning. Gorgeous colors and design.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, this is gorgeous! I just love the colors you've used, and the shade of blue (almost a periwinkle) is stunning, and your coloring is gorgeous! What a beautiful card for this week's sketch (hmmm, I may have to try this one). I love how you've really used the dies beautifully, and I just love these flowers!! They are some of my favorites (and I just had to get them too...hehe!). Hugs, sweet friend...and remember, summer's not over yet!! :-)

CherylQuilts said...

P. S. Almost forgot - the pen and letter open set is exquisite - the colors amazing! Tell Scott they are "fabulous!!!"

Kelley said...

Awesome card, Chris!! I have lots of daylilies and I love them too!

Dottie said...

Hi Chris fist I want to you for your lovely comments on my blog. now on yo your car just beautiful love the colors and dies you used for this card. great job.
God Bless

Alshandra said...

Wow Chris. What a gorgeous card! I love the colours and the matching desk set is so beautiful!


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