Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Tulip Blessings

Our Daily Bread Designs, CherylQuilts, Canning Jars, Ornament Borders Sentiments, Tulip Corner, Amazing Grace Hymn, ODBD Custom Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies, ODBD Custom Canning Jars Dies

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's 2014 already?  

As I begin this new year, I want to focus more on how Christ is sufficient in all aspects of my life.  He has blessed me in so many ways, and while I continue to struggle with some health issues, I know that He is always with me through the good days and bad days. A precious friend shared this verse with me today, and I trust it will encourage you as well:

"Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; 
He will never let the righteous be shaken."
Psalm 55:22

This week's Shining the Light challenge is a 2-0-1-4 Challenge. Use each number of 2014 for a recipe (for example, I used  - 2 tulips, 0 ribbon, 1 sentiment, and 4 stamps).   

I used the new Canning Jars (with the Canning Jars die), fussy cut Tulip Corner to put two tulips into the jar, used the Amazing Grace Hymn for my background, and added the sentiment from Ornament Borders Sentiments (inside the Ornate Borders and Flowers die).

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until January 12 to join us.  You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would so love to see your creations!

For more absolutely gorgeous inspiration for this challenge, please visit my wonderful design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought.  Have a wonderful week, and remember that God loves you dearly!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pool Party (SU), White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Pool Party (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers; ODBD Custom Canning Jars dies (ODBD); ODBD Custom Ornate Borders and Flowers dies (ODBD); Grand Labels 23, Floral Ovals, and Petite Ovals dies (Spellbinders); Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders); empressor tool; 3M dimensional tape
Card Size:  4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Technique:  Fussy cutting and sponging


Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! Beautiful shape, beautiful colors and beautiful design!! Love how you "fussy" cut the tulips! All of us need the verse your friend shared! Thanks for passing it along to us today!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is gorgeous sweet friend!! I just love the tulips cut and colored to perfection in the mason jar and that blue green (one of our faves!!) Stunning background with the Amazing Grace Hymn!!

That verse is a wonderful reminder that we are never alone, that God alone will sustain us!! What hope!!! I am praying for you precious friend!! I hope you have a restful day!!


Robin Clendenning said...

So beautiful Cheryl, my dear friend!!! I love how your jar and flowers look so 3-D!!! Lovely colors and I love the music background and shape of it! So amazing and sweet!(ps, just like you!)

Karen Dunbrook said...

Your card is so lovely mf. I love the bkg. and the colour features your flowers and shows them off so well.
hugs and blessings,

Sabrina Jackson said...

Cheryl, my friend, your card is over the top gorgeous! WOW, such stunning coloring and the dies you have chosen, just beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

DebR said...

This is so beautiful....

Alshandra said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl! Simply gorgeous! Love the tulips in the jar - you've cut them so beautifully! That verse is definitely one to lean on :-)

Greta said...

What a creative way to use the Tulip Corner, which I have! Love this card, Cheryl--gorgeous color scheme & dies! Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend.

DJ Rants said...

oh, this is so lovely, Cheryl!! I'm praying that God will bless you through your health trials and that you will come out the other side praising Him for His wonderful healing and peace!! I love your creative genious!! The tulips go so perfectly with the jar and the colors you chose are divine!! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Cheryl, a beauty! Pool Party is such a lovely soft color and looks especially pretty on your sponged background. Beautiful dies and, of course, I love the tulips in the jar.

Kelley said...

This is a fabulous idea and is so beautiful!