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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ODBDSLC214-Fall Inspiration Week One

Good morning! Thank God for this beautiful day! It is finally starting to cool down a bit!
I love the fall weather, it is my favorite time of year!!!
ODBD stamps used: Watering Can, Sentiment Collection 3, Doily Blessings
ODBD dies used: Watering Can, Beautiful Borders, Doily, Elegant Ovals
ODBD paper used:Blooming Gardens Collection, Fun and Fancy Folds-Side Step
I started with the side step card- Fun and Fancy Fold cards from ODBD.  I embossed the doily in white then sponged color on with distress inks,  I then used the doily die to cut it out and cut another one in white to off-set behind the colored one.  My watering can is stamped on white and colored with Copic Markers then used the watering can die to cut it out, I also cut another one in white to back it. I cut some panels from the Blooming Gardens paper collection to cover my steps and main panel (left side).  I added my doilies then cut a border and threaded it with orange floss.  It covers the bottom nicely. Next I popped up the watering can and placed it.  My ribbon is actually dyed seam binding.  I LOVE the scripture sentiment I used today, it means so much to both my husband and myself. He is a God of new beginnings! I happen to have these cute little leaf buttons that just went perfectly with the fall inspiration so I threaded one and added it to my sentiment panel.

For more inspiration, please visit my talented design team sisters: 

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC214 or to join the challenge click here. You have until October 5, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance 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 on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on the first challenge of each month. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.
I look forward to seeing your creations!
                                                                 Matt. 6:28-30, 33
Why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you...But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Well, besides the fact that God makes the most beautiful variety of flowers, colors, and scents, He says that if we just stop worrying about the things of this world and live our lives for Him, He will take care of our needs!!!!  He has us in His hands and He cares for us.  Another bit of scripture that I love which tells us this is Jeremiah 29: 11-13 & 14a.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you , says the Lord.  That is so comforting to me!!  What is the most comforting is that God says when I call to Him He will hear me and listen to me, when I seek Him, I will find Him.  He is there for me and I love Him and live for Him.
I hope this has lifted your spirit today. Be thankful for everything!!  God is good!  Go outside and smell some of His creation, feel the air in your lungs and thank Him for your very heartbeat. 


Robin

8 comments:

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the doily die with that border die and your coloring is so pretty!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, your step card is gorgeous! I love your colors and the beautiful watering can with flowers so beautifully colored (as always)! What a wonderful message you've shared with us...thank you! Hugs, sweet friend!

Grace said...

Ooooh Robin!!! What a beautiful side step card!!!! It's sunny and bright, and HAPPY! Just what we all should feel after reading your thoughts on God's Word today... yes, God is good and to think that the Creator and Sustainer of all things would listen to us and hear us is amazing!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the inspiration, Robin!! I just love your bright colors, the colored doily and your fab coloring of the watering can!! What a stunning design!! You are right, we all have so much be thankful for!! God is so good and He is always there to sustain us!!
hugs,
Chris

Linda Carson said...

Your side step card just shines Robin! You can see God's glory in the bright sunny colors! Beautiful coloring and beautiful design!

Alshandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous Robin! LOVE LOVE LOVE your watering can - such gorgeous colorus and perfect colouring. Awesome side step card. And how cute is that leaf button! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful message at the end - something I needed to read today. Thank you.

Kelley said...

It has certainly lifted my spirit! And so has your pretty card!!!

Angie said...

Robin, this is stunning! Wonderful pop of color. I love the scripture you used!!! HIS mercies are new every morning. OH how I need the new mercies!!!!