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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well!!  For many in the USA it was a holiday weekend (at least for the school kids or the USA mail).  It was the first weekend in a LONG time that my husband did not have to work!! What a blessing!! We were finally able to get to things around the house that he had not had time to get to when working so much over-time.  God is good!!  It was a great weekend!!

Well, on to a card I would like to share that I made using the sketch challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!  I used some sneak peek dies and stamps that will be released on Thursday!!
Love the Merry Mosaic dies that match with the Peaceful Poinsettia dies that were previously released last year!!  I layered the Merry Mosaic dies (cut in white) on top of blue poinsettias cut with the Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  The Leaves and foliage are cut using silver metallic cardstock. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set to be released on Thursday!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Beautiful Border dies, Merry Mosaic dies, Fancy Foliage Dies, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Peaceful Deer Stamp, designed by Chris Olsen

The border of the card is created with the Flourished Star Pattern.
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ODBD Stamps Used: Peaceful Deer (sneak peek)
ODBD Dies Used: Beautiful BordersPeaceful PoinsettiaFancy FoliageFlourished Star PatternMerry Mosaics (sneak peek)

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner!! Time is just flying by!!  I can't believe it is almost half way through October already!!!  A little over 2 months and Christmas is here.  I know it is a busy time of year but I just love celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, celebrating the Savior's birth!!

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Acts 4:12
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

What a gift!!  What peace!!

Here is the sketch:

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We would love to see your creations for the challenge.  For more details or the linky, please click here to the ODBD blog. You have until Sunday, October 18 at 8 pm EST to join us!!  You may have a chance to be spotlighted or win a randomly chosen $15 gift certificate toward stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!


pinky said...

Beautiful card Chris.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Chris! It's so elegant and pretty

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Beautiful card Chris! I love the colors and those poinsettias are gorgeous!

Robin Clendenning said...

Wow Chris, I just love those poinsettia dies that are so lacey! They make beautiful flowers! Also love that bg paper, it is gorgeous! Your flowers along with your lacey border and pearls makes for a very elegant Christmas card dear friend! I love the sentiment too! (I just bought that stamp set!)Beautiful card!

Becky said...

This is stunning! Gorgeous rich colors and love those poinsettias.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card Chris! This is such a festive Christmas card and so very pretty!!! Those poinsettias are absolutely fantastic!!! Glad you were able to gets things accomplished around the house too!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, the blue and silver are gorgeous, and I really love your take on the sketch! The poinsettias are so beautiful (I can hardly get enough of them on Christmas cards), and I love the border die. Stunning card, as always, sweet friend! Hugs!

Susan Lankford said...

Chris ...this is a gorgeous card! LOVE the combination of the new dies and the poinsettias!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Chris!! Love the sneak peek of the new dies and stamp with all of the silver, blue and white- such an elegant combination! So thrilled that you were able to spend time with your hubby- hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous, Chris! You always do blue and silver so beautifully! Love those poinsettias!


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