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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hello, Friends!!  Well, the summer is over here in VA, at least for the students.  School is back in session.  I begin working with homebound instruction shortly as well but taking a week off after completing my 2 graduate classes.  Phew!! It is done.  The summer flew by!!

Today I would like to share a card I created with the Birdhouse stamp set released in August at Our Daily Bread Designs using the sketch challenge from this month's Shining the Light challenge!!  I added some additional flowers and leaves as well as a bird (which I colored as a gold finch) and popped them up on dimensionals.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Birdhouse, Ornate Ovals dies, Leafy Edged Borders dies, Pierced Ovals dies, Pierced Squares dies, Double Stitched Squares Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Old Glory Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used: Birdhouse
ODBD Paper Used: Old Glory

Matthew 6: 25-27
25Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns — and yet yourHeavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?…

If you would like to join the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  You have until September 4 to add your creation to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 random gift code toward ODBD stamps.  While you may use any stamps or dies for the first creation, we ask that you only use Northcoast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs, and/or Artistic Outpost on any additional entries.  Any additional entries not using at least one of these company products will be deleted.

Here is the sketch:

For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Diana, Julie, and Robin.

Thanks so much for your visits and comments.  They are so appreciated!



Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful card, Chris! I love your coloring and framing!

Robin Clendenning said...

I love your birdhouse and birds, they are so pretty and vibrant and your tree is so rich looking, love it! The bow is a standout like always!! You have the most beautiful ribbon!
Gorgeous card my dear friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, I LOVE all your cards, and what a great one for this month's sketch! I love your birdhouse so perfectly colored for the focal image, and what wonderful dies you've put together. And, like Robin said, your bow is a standout and makes all these ODBD items shine brightly! Beautifully done, precious friend! Hugs!

Julie Gearinger said...

Chris, this card is gorgeous! Love your coloring, the use of the dies and that fabulous bow! Perfect as always- hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

Cheryl said...

Hi Chris!!! How've you been? I've been making a few cards, and decided to put them up on my blog, and try to make it say "hi" to all of my bloggy-friends, it's been too long! Your creation is GORGEOUS, as they always are...hope you and your family are doing well! xoxo~Cheryl (CherCroppin)

Kelley said...

Chris, super cute card! I love the coloring and how you added the extra bird to the branch! Such a bright, cheery card! Hugs!


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