Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin with Flowers

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Pumpkin with Flowers, Pumpkin with Flowers die, Doily Blessings, Doily dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens
This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Fall Inspiration Challenge  such a wonderful selection of ideas to inspire you!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC214, Fall Inspiration Challenge

Since I love that top left-hand corner inspiration photo, I used it again this week but used the Fall Pumpkin Flowers with the matching Pumpkin & Flowers die. My designer paper served as my color pallet, and I layered two patterns matted with Cajun Craze to add contrast. I added the sentiment from Doily Blessings just below the popped pumpkin and also added some floss underneath it and paper pierced the top layer (how could I resist...hehe!) and made room for three "buttons" from the Doily dies (aren't they cute?). What I especially like about this card is that it is mailable and needs no special packaging. That's one of my goals this year - to make more cards that are mailable - and to mail them!

I am so thankful for so many things, and I love this sentiment. It reminds me of the wonderful blessings from God, one of them is the wonderful friends He has given me. Once again, I'm reminded of a wonderful hymn, "Count Your Blessings."

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Life can be hard sometimes. One of the verses says, "Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?" But when I stop and think about all the blessings God has given me (in spite of the hardships of life), how can I not be thankful? He is always with me...through it all!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 5 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. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card (Copic), Vintage Cream (PTI), Cajun Craze (SU), Collectable/Notable paper pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pumpkin & Flowers die (ODBD), Doily dies (ODBD), DMS floss 3830, Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  5 1/4"


Beth said...

Stunning card Cheryl.

DJ Rants said...

O Cheryl, this is absolutely yummy!! your colors are divine, and I adore your coloring of this sweet pumpkin!! I will indeed count my blessings today, and you are one of them!! Hugs!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Love that pumpkin with the flowers!! This makes an awesome fall card! Your bg papers are so sweet and love your little buttons! I always love that sentiment too!! Blessings sweet friend!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely beautiful Cheryl! You pumpkin bouquet is stunningly coloured! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzers girlfriend!! I just love your striking pumpkin bouquet with the stunning coloring against the beautiful dp!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful take on the inspiration my friend!!

Grace said...

Ooooh Cheryl this is gorgeous! LOVE your coloring of this beautiful pumpkin image.... and the dp is just so perfect!!!! Just lovely as always my friend!!!

Stephanie said...

Hey there, sweet lady! I am loving your card - it's so pretty and the colors are very Autumn-ish :)

Thank you for this beautiful reminder to count our blessings. I am counting a blessing right now and you, dear Cheryl, are that blessing! I am so thankful for you :)

Love and hugs!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love your bright and cheerful card. I can almost smell the fall air and feel the cool breezes. Very light and airy. Special and love it. - Jim

Francine said...

Cheryl, your cards bring sunshine with them! You always choose so beautiful design paper! The pumpkin with flower image is great too and you colored it so wonderfully. I wish you a happy October! Hugs! Francine

Jerri Jimenez said...

I agree with Francine, your cards do bring sunshine! I love the colors in the dp and how you accented them in the image, so gorgeous! A gorgeous design Cheryl! Hugs!!!!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! Your dp matches your coloring perfectly! Love you signature piercing too! You are one of my cherished blessings! Hugs!!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Beautifully coloured and I love the DP you've used. Gorgeous buttons too and perfect piercing as always :-)

Becky said...

wow Cheryl! This is stunning.

Greta said...

Oh, Cheryl--this is one of my favorite cards! Your coloring is gorgeous & perfectly matches the PP! Love the pierced layer! Hugs, Greta

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great coloring!

Stephanie said...

Such a pretty card! Your coloring is beautiful. Also thank you for your sweet comments on my SCS gallery images. :) Stephanie

Tracy said...

Beautiful rich autumn colors Cheryl and yes, those little die cut buttons are the cutest things. :-) Lovely card design too. Hugs!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a bounty of richness! LOVE the warm, rich colors you used to color this harvest beauty Cheryl!!