Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Planting A Tree

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC215, Autumn Tree, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Anything Goes with ODBD Challenge.

You've heard the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," right? Well, they won't necessarily keep the doctor away, but they are healthy to eat...and delicious! Since October is a big month for harvesting apples in many places in the United States, I decided to use Autumn Tree and enjoyed coloring it. I kept it simple by matting it with green with no piercing – oh my! And isn't this a wonderful sentiment? A tree planted will grow and give beauty, shade, and fruit for years to come – often for many future generations. Once again I am delighted that this is a very mailable card!

When planting a tree, we often don't always think about how many people in future years will enjoy a tree we plant. What an extra special gift. 

This tree also reminds me of Psalm 1, where it speaks of delighting in God's law and meditating on it day and night. May we bear the fruit of the Spirit dwelling on and appropriating His Word in our hearts and lives – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yield its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:3

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 19 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:

Note:  Be sure to check out the ODBD November Pre-Order Special here (through October 31, 2014). 

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:
Stamps:  Autumn Tree (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Garden Green (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Perfect Layers tool
Card Size:  A-2


Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card and beautiful sentiment! Your coloring is amazing too!

Robin Clendenning said...

that's what I was thinking on that heart in the tree!!! You MUST have yours and your sweetheart's initials right? Way to go Cheryl!! Love this tree stamp even though I haven't yet used mine! You did a most excellent job with coloring my dear friend!! Love the apples! Love your devotional too Cheryl!! So uplifting!

Anita Braddock said...

How Gorgeous is this. I love the stamp set and the blending of your colors is Amazing it looks real. Love the sentiments. thanks for sharing

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely gorgeous my friend!! I so love your gorgeous coloring ...especially the tree bark with the highlights and your gorgeous sky!! Stunning always my friend!! The devotional is so perfect to coordinate with your card and is such an excellent reminder!

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love this! Did I mention I love this? :) Your card is so beautiful, my friend, and the words that go along with it are simply precious.

I love how you use your cards to teach a sweet yet genuine Bible lesson - I always enjoy my visits here, sweet Cheryl! Hugs to you!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful fall stamp and so beautifully colored, Cheryl! Sometimes it's hard to leave off all the extras, but it feels good to be able to just slip it in an envelope and mail it. An image so complete doesn't need anything to make it more beautiful. So true, the sentiment, too. I was at a house the other day that was built in the '50s, but it had a huge, magnificent maple tree in the front yard that must have been planted there years before the house was built. I stood there for the longest time reflecting on the lives that must have been lived around that tree and marvelling at what a blessing the planter gave the generations that followed. I was very moved.

Gwen said...

LOVE this image and you did an amazing job of coloring it !!! Thanks for all the sweet comments you leave on my cards when I submit them. Hugs Gwen

DJ Rants said...

Love this beautifully colored tree, Cheryl!! Your card is simple, but has so much detail, love how the sentiment fits so well in the curve of this tree!! Hugs!!

Niki Estes said...

Such a pretty card, Cheryl! I love the CAS design! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I think I finally got the rest of the Splitcoast gallery updated today. :)

Linda Carson said...

Love the simplicity of this beautifully colored image! I do miss the piercing though......! Always love your devotional thoughts and encouragement! Big hug to enjoy all day!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Cheryl. I love this image and it is on my wish list. Wonderful post too, when I was a child every one had fruit trees in their yards, apple trees, pear, peach, and nut trees. We never went hungry. Now, there all gone

Tracy said...

What wonderful coloring Cheryl! Your CAS design is perfect for this lovely image. We live on an old homestead that's been in the family just short of 100 years. There are majestic old oaks and pecan orchards that have been here forever. If they could talk, what tales they would tell of all the lives that have been lived out here. Thank you for your wonderful devotional. May we all be producing more fruit of the spirit. This world needs it so. Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Such a cute set and beautifully coloured Cheryl! We harvested so many apples from our tree this year I don’t know what to do with them all. Such a beautiful picture of what being connected to Jesus is about!

Grace said...

This is absolutely gorgeous my friend!!! I do love the CAS approach to this image and I always love reading your devotional thoughts as well! You my friend are definitely a fruit bearer!!!
hugs and love,

Greta said...

Gorgeous coloring, Cheryl & perfectly designed! Lovely card, my friend!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the design and your colouring is awesome!