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ODBD dies used: Layered Lacey Squares, Leafy Edged Border
ODBD paper used: Christmas Collection 2015
I die cut my Layered Lacey Square and then ran a VersaMagic pad over the edge and gold embossed the edges. I did that to the other two red panels as well.
For the sentiment, I stamped with VersaFine Red and heat set it then embossed it and the other white panel with a poinsettia design embossing folder. The gold and red background paper is from Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas collection.
I die cut the Leafy Edged Border with red and again with gold (the gold layer was die cut on both sides by the plain [small zig zag pattern] curved border that comes in the set).
My image was stamped with Memento so that I could use my usual Copic Markers to color the image then cut it out with a Spellbinders square nesting die.
Slowly but surely Our Daily Bread Designs is making their own dies so keep an eye out, they are coming in most shapes and sizes...I especially like the stitched dies.
Lastly, I added a shiny gold bow!
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Most of you probably don't know that my mom died from Alzheimer's Disease. The reason I tell you this is because during the last year or so of her life she was in a vegetative state, like being in a cocoon. It was such a hard thing to see happening to my mother and we actually started praying that God would take her home now. When she did die, I went about singing one of her favorite songs which was "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". The chorus of that song goes like this, "I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me". The reason I sang that song was not because I was happy my mom was gone but because I knew that my mom was now released from her earthly body, her cocoon. She was free like a butterfly and she was happy because she was in the arms of Jesus her savior, awakened from a long sleep-like existance. How do I know that she was now resting in the arms of Jesus? Because she put all her faith and trust in Jesus for her salvation, she knew that it was nothing in her or that she could do anything for salvation herself, it was all God! I know that I will see my mom again because I have Jesus living inside my heart and I trust Him for my salvation too! What a joy to know where I will be, to know where my mom is. You can have that assurance too. God wrote everything you need to know for life in His word, the Bible. Email me, I'll tell you how you can have eternal life in Jesus Christ.