Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Every Morning

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC218, Violet, Sentiment Collection 3, Doily Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light "Blessings" Word Challenge. For your recipe, use four letters of the word "blessings.

B - Blossoms/Bow, L - Layers, E - Embossing, S – Scripture, 
S – Sponging, I - Ink, N - Nestabilities, G - Green, S - Shaped Card

I love flowers and doilies, and I managed to use every letter of "blessings" again this week. In my kitchen window is my beautiful African violet that is in full bloom right now, so I was inspired by it. I colored the Violet image twice so I could add a couple of extra flowers that I fussy cut, and then I added some pearls for the centers. I used the Doily dies and stamped my sentiment from Sentiment Collection 3, and then added the doily on top of my embossed and sponged background. Then I popped my flowers, paper pierced around my shaped card, and added a taffeta white bow. Since I continue to try to make more cards that are mailable, I think this one qualifies. 

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

This Scripture passage has been one near to my heart recently. My husband had a close call with a possible blood clot in his calf. Praise God it was only a large hematoma that will resolve over time. However, as I waited in the imaging center for several hours, God brought to my mind this wonderful Scripture passage and the song, "Great is Thy faithfulness." I especially remembered, "Thine Own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow." What a special blessing it was to speak with some of the staff who were believers and were so kind during this stressful time. I praise God that He is always with us and gives us opportunities to praise Him through the hard times!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 30 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:

One more thing. ODBD is having a BIG sale through Sunday, and I do mean big. You won't want to miss it.

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:  Violet, Sentiment Collection 3 (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Blushing Bride (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Blushing Bride (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Doily dies (ODBD), Grand Labels One dies (Spellbinders), Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders), White White taffeta ribbon (SU), pearls (Recollections), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging
Card Size:  5 1/4"


Katie Sims said...

Absolutely beautiful, Cheryl! Love the soft colors, your gorgeous coloring of the image, the texture you added, and of course the lovely message. So happy I saw this today...hoping you are doing well, dear friend! Hugs...

Robin Clendenning said...

This is beautiful Cheryl! I love your colors and the embossing folder along with your doily die cut is so elegant. Love your sweet tender heart and the words you give!! Hope you are feeling better my dear sweet friend!

DJ Rants said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the shape and texture, as well as those gorgeous violets, great time of year to show them off!! I'm so glad your husband is OK!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful job on the challenge! Your card is perfectly sweet with the colors you have chosen. I'm glad your husband is OK! That must have been scary.

Stephanie said...

Oh my friend, I am so thankful for God's mercies and how blessed we are to experience His mercies every morning!

You have created another beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I am thankful for you! Hugs

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh, Cheryl, my heart just melts with this design. I think of all your cards, this one is my favorite! What beautiful scripture and how lovely on this devine design . . . so, so beautiful my sweet friend.

Debbie Harris said...

Your card is as sweet as ever, Cheryl!
At first I thought it was a pillow.
I love the shape, color, verse and especially the lace. Lace is a love of mine and has taken my breath away at times. It is so delicate and feminine.
Looking at your creations inspires me, but...
What a praise that your husband is okay.
The Lord is gracious in showing Himself to us during difficult times through so many channels. Isn't it wonderful when He brings other believers in our path at times when we need one another? :-)
May you be blessed!
Joy! Debbie

Karen Dunbrook said...

so gorgeous mf....violets always remind me of my mom and Grandma...they grew them on the window sill.
hugs....I envie you in the warmer temps. We are freezing already up here.

Unknown said...

This is truly a work of art. The paper piercing always makes the edge look so finished. Your bow and layout are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

If this comes twice I apologise, Google misdemeanour :D

.. Superb work dear sister and loved your sharing thought too, a wodnerful God we serve. Shaz in Oz.x

Tracy said...

I am so glad God blessed with your hubby. How scary. There's nothing like knowing He is with us always AND that HE is always in control. Your card is beautiful. I love African violets but I have a black thumb so I buy them for my mom. LOL. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. God bless!

Becky said...

I am so glad the Lord blessed you and your husband! He is a faithful Father in all our circumstances.
Your card is just lovely, beautiful colors and yes a beautiful verse.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I just love the violets with the pink embossed background as well as the reminder that God is there blessing us each and every day. We are never alone!! Your coloring and design is so elegant and feminine!! Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!!! I am so thankful for our friendship!!

Linda Carson said...

A soft feminine beauty! Love the colors and added dimension and textures! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Cheryl! You're a blessing in my life!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful doily die cut, embossing, and dainty little flowers! I'm completely smitten! As much as I enjoy Christmas cards, it is lovely to see some flowers in the middle of it all. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Cheryl. You were truly blessed that your husband's scare was only a scare. Perhaps a reminder of how precious life and good health is. Take care, my friend!

Alshandra said...

Your card is simply elegant Cheryl. Love the paper piercing and beautiful colouring!

Greta said...

Wow--this is stunning, Cheryl! I never seem to put bows on the right & it looks wonderful!