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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Blessings


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC220, Faith, Butterfly Branch die, Mini Tag Sentiments, Mini Tags dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC220, Sketch Challenge

Once again I adjusted this sketch to make a square card (I tend to gravitate to a square card). But I truly had fun with this card using one of my favorite images from Faith. I used the matching Butterfly Branch die and fussy cut another butterfly to pop it. I used several designer paper patterns, pierced one layer, and then popped my butterfly branch with a LOT of little pop dots! Then I added the ribbon with one of the Mini Tags dies and "blessings" from the Mini Tag Sentiments. I know I will be using this set a lot in the future, and I love the different shapes of the dies. I used Copic Marker W0 to make the white edges of the butterfly branch blend with the designer paper. 

Well, my sweet friends, this is my last card as a member of ODBD. I have been blessed to have been one of the "Breadsticks" since June 2013, and I am so grateful for the wonderful friendships and privilege of representing ODBD. As some of you may know, I have been dealing with chronic pain and recently ended up in the hospital. But I am regaining my strength, praise God! My sweet Challenge Team members have been such a blessing and fun to "play" with, and Chris has been the most wonderful CT Coordinator. I will miss the entire ODBD team and all my wonderful friends who have participated in the challenges and left comments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
always in every prayer of mine for you all
making my prayer with joy...
It is right for me to feel this way about you all,
because I hold you in my heart....
Philippians 1:3-7a

I will continue to make cards and post on my blog, so I hope you will visit in the new year. In the meantime, I wish you all a blessed Christmas as we celebrate God's greatest gift to us -- Jesus, our Messiah. May we eagerly long for His return to restore creation to its original glory!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until December 28 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:
Stamps:  Faith, Mini Tag Sentiments (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Flourish (Authentique)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Butterfly Branch die (ODBD), Mini Tags dies (ODBD), Pool Party ribbon dyed with BG11 (SU), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  5 1/4"

32 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend, it is with deep sadness that I comment on this last card for the ODBDSLC. I am so going to miss you. You have been such a pleasure to work with and get to know!!! Thanks for encouraging our participants with comments each week (it did not go unnoticed!) and for sharing your faith and talent with us all. Your help and support was deeply appreciated. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you and that God allowed us to cross paths and become such dear friends.

Your card is beautiful!! The combo of paper goes so well with your design and I love the butterflies!! Your style and the added piercing is so stunning!! Great take on the sketch my friend!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! May the joy, love, hope and peace of the new year be with you!! HUGS! Praying for you!!!

blessings,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh my dear sweet friend, I forgot to say that I am so glad that you are slowly regaining your strength...I am praying for you!!!! HUGS!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful card once again Cheryl, sorry to hear you are leaving the team but glad to hear you won't stop creating. May God bless you with good health and freedom from pain in the New year. Merry Christmas :)

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, I'm so sad to see you go!! I know we'll contine to see your gorgeous cards out on the web. Such a beautiful creation for your final card!! May God bless you and keep you, and give you peace!! Merry Christmas!!

Stephanie said...

Good afternoon, dear Chery! Your card is picture perfect! Such beautiful detail and color, my friend.

May you have a very Merry and Bright Christmas! I thank the Lord for you :) Love and hugs!

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I once again stand amazed at the beautiful creativity of your hands, Cheryl.
I did not know of the health issues you face. It would be an honor to hold you up in prayer.
May the peace and comfort of God touch your heart, soul and body my friend.

Merry Christmas to you and may the New Year shower you with the goodness of God.

It has been a joy getting to know you here in this wonderful community of blogging.

Joy! Debbie

Robin Clendenning said...

Such a wonderful card Cheryl!! I just love the colors and your bg paper!! Love that butterfly stamp and how you did the wings!! I am so sorry to see you leave ODBD but I know you are too! I know you love it here!!! I hope you can come back someday, maybe when they can figure out how to get that pain under control!!! I'm so sorry you have to endure that! I will continue to pray for you my sweet friend!!

Tracy said...

I will really miss seeing your ODBD creations Cheryl, but I understand your need to leave the team. This is a beautiful project to end with. The dimension with the butterflies makes your card flutter to life. :-) I will be praying that God will continue to work in your life with your pain issues. Your bright, uplifting presence will surely be missed by your teamies for sure. Hugs!

Graciellie Ch said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card! The colors and the stamp image is gorgeous! You know how much I value all your words of encouragement and support throughout this year on my blog. It's been a joy to have the chance to know you. You have inspired me with your beautiful work too! I pray God continues to heal you from all pain and take control of your health. I will miss seeing your cards on ODBD challenges, but I will stop by whenever I can to see what you've created. Big hug dear friend and thank you for everything! You are a blessing!

Becky said...

This is stunning! Such Gorgeous colors.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. Sending Hugs & blessings :).

Dottie Seubert said...

Your card is just beautiful, Cheryl. And how lovely to find another Christian crafter. I came across your blog through Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

My name is Dottie, and I'm a newer blogger who is trying really hard to grow my blog. I have some BLOG CANDY and would really appreciate having you stop by to follow me and enter to win my blog candy. Thanks so much. I hope to see you soon! Here is the link:

http://somethingcraftybydottie.blogspot.com/2014/12/blog-candy.html

Dottie

JD/ Jill said...

This card is so beautiful...I really like the colors that you used. You are in my prayers and I'm praying that you have a pain free days...
Hope you and you family have a very Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Patsy Paterno said...

Such a pretty card, you worked hard on it, and it shows! A blessed Christmas to you all the way from far away Philippines! patsy

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Cheryl,
The card is outstanding. the DP's and paper piercing are a wonderful touch. I was so sorry to hear you ended up in the hospital with the pain. Some mornings I can barely move so I have a vague idea of what you are going through. It is so hard to push yourself some days especially with deadlines. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole Merry Christmas a day late and a blessed, happy, and healthy New Year!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Cheryl. I love the colors you've used. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Your fellowship is such a blessing.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Dorothy S said...

Cheryl, this card is gorgeous - I am getting more inspiration from it, but I know I will be embarrassed by the results, compared to your outstanding work. Thank you for all the inspiration you have provided, and especially for the thoughtful encouraging comments you have made on my entries. I am sorry to hear about your struggles - sending prayers that you will find relief. Thank you again so much.

Cheryl said...

Your card is just beautiful, Cheryl! I love the color palette, and your coloring is amazing. ODBD will miss you, for sure. I'm so sorry about your recent health issues, and hope you have a full recovery soon. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm surprised to see you leaving this team as I know it means so much to you. It is hard to keep up DT committments when you aren't feeling well. I hope you are truly on the road to feeling better. I hope your Christmas was lovely, Cheryl. I'm a little late getting around visiting as I'm still taking it easy after all the Christmas rush. It is so nice to see a floral card today. I have loved the Christmas cards, but I didn't realize how much I was missing the variety of other kinds of cards until now. This is so pretty! Hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Cheryl. I love the polka's in the background. You have a beautiful style. I am so sorry you are challenged with chronic pain. I have Lupus and a few other chronic conditions. I understand. Hugs to you. Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year.

Elise said...

Hi Cheryl! Oh this is simply STUNNING!!! I love how you've 3d all the butterflies on there!!! Goodness!

I am so sorry to hear about your chronic pain and your hospital visit .. :( I send you Get Well Wishes and hope your pain will heal very very soon!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!!

Wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Alshandra said...

So sad that you are leaving the ODBDSLC CT. I have so much enjoyed working with you and your comments have been greatly appreciated - thank you. I will continue to pray for you.
Your card is beautiful - your colour scheme is amazing and I love the butterflies. Simply gorgeous!
Hope you had a nice Christmas and have a wonderful New Year.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cheryl this is so springy and fresh. I like what you did with popping up the images. Beautiful job sweet friend. Hope you had a wonderful New Year's evening. Hugs!

Pauline said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the image you used, I have it but just haven't had time to play around with it. I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, I hope you find relief soon. Take care, and thanks for the comments you have left on my blog. Hugs,

Jo Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous at every angle...The color choice as well as the DP's have given this creation a character together with the amazing image. Love it! Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Diana Nguyen said...

Praying for you! May you have healing soon!

ChristineCreations said...

I hope you’re taking care of yourself Cheryl. So sorry you’ve been dealing with pain. It’s a challenging way to walk through each day. This is a beautiful design wiht gorgeous colours and I love the intricacy of the butterflies cut out!

Debbie Olson said...

What a gorgeous card, Cheryl!

Diane Noble said...

Stunning. Love the colors. I'm partial to butterflies anyway...so this one definitely tugged at my heart! Lovely...

Susie said...

Beautifully designed! Your designer paper pairings, focal point dimension, and attention to theme detail make this card a top-notch design. Just gorgeous, Cheryl!

Lisa Lara said...

How did I miss this one? I love these gorgeous butterflies. Make me happy.

Jerri Jimenez said...

I missed this one, simply gorgeous Cherly, a gorgeous design.

Katie Sims said...

This is just gorgeous, Cheryl! I love your papers and your coloring of that dainty image....you really knocked this sketch out of the park, sweet friend! :)