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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ODBDSLC262-Sketch Challenge

Good morning!
today we have a fun sketch challenge!  Come join us!
ODBD stamps used: You Will Find Refuge, Perfect Light
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!

Please visit my design team sisters to see more inspiration
JulieRobin (that's me)PaulaDianaChris
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC262 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until November 15th, at 8:00 pm 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 our next challenge post. 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.

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.


6 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how I wish I had more time. I so love your chickadee and wish I had the time to ink it up. Your coloring is beautiful as are your colors and take on the sketch!! Gorgeous details and card my friend!!

I can't imagine what others who don't have Jesus experience when a loved one dies. What a comfort to know that they are no longer suffering and with their Lord!! Thanks for sharing your faith!!

hugs,
Chris

Diana Nguyen said...

Sweet sweet chickadee! Love the softly sponged background and the bits of gold. And thank you for sharing about your mom. I can only imagine how hard it was and the bittersweetness of her passing. How wonderful it is to know that you will be reunited.

Julie Gearinger said...

Robin, I love your gorgeous chickadee with all of the extra details! Thanks for sharing about your mother- so thrilled that you will be reunited in Heaven and the hope we have in Him! Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friend!

laughingstamper said...

Love your blue sponging on your chickadee image! It's such a nice finishing touch and so beautiful. This reminds me of my views from the house during winter! I love the textures too, Robin! Have a great week!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card, Robin, and I just love this precious chickadee that reminds me of the sparrow that God always has His eye on (from the precious hymn). I am so sorry for the heartache of having your mom suffer and endure Alzheimer's Disease, but what great comfort to know that when she went home it was to be in the arms of her Savior, Jesus. I know that was a hard time but one that was a time of comfort as you sang that precious hymn. My dad (who is now with the Lord) used to sing that song as a soloist so beautifully, and he sang with true hope of his Savior...and now he too is with Him. Praise God for the knowledge of where our eternal home is! Hugs, dear friend!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Dear sweet Robin! Your story about your mom is so precious and moving! Thank you for sharing your heart! And your card with one of my most favorite images is stunning!!! Absolutely stunning!