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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ODBDSLC258-Sketch Challenge

Good morning!
Time for a new sketch challenge.

ODBD paper used: Christmas Collection 2015

I love these gold and burgundy colors in the new paper this year and decided to use the snowflake ornament stamp, in the Christmas Pattern Ornament set, in gold on burgundy to match it for my large circle.  My gold circles are both from the Doily die set and the holly leave with berry are from the Circle Ornament die set.
The lovely border is from the new Leafy Edged die set...So much variation with that one set!  The star of the show this week is the new Tree Trimming Trio set!! I did my shaped ornament AND my words from that set.  I used an embossing powder that was as close as I could find to the paper color and did my words in gold embossing powder.  I love this new paper and all the new stamps and dies for Christmas this year, don't you?

For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:
JuliePaulaDianaRobin (that's me)Chris

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC258 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until October 18, 2015, 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.

Christmastime is my favorite time of year to be sure and probably most of you all feel similarly because of family gatherings, gifts and childhood memories but did you know that Christmas all started with the greatest gift of all?  God loves each one of us soooo much that He provided a way of redemption through His only son, Jesus.  Jesus was the greatest gift of all and what YOU and I do with that gift will last for eternity for each of us.
God gave us the free will choice to either accept Him and believe in Him ONLY for our salvation or...NOT to.
John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life"
The reason we need this salvation...Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  And Romans 6:23 says " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." But the GOOD NEWS, Romans 10:9 says "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Yes, it is easy and that is why so many miss it.  It IS a free gift from God.
Please, accept the gift and let your Christmas be the happiest one in your life because you will then know where you will spend eternity and you can rest in that fact!
Thanks for visiting today!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a rich and regal card, Robin!! I just love the colors and all the touches of gold. Beautiful use of the sketch and ornaments!! Gorgeous creation my friend.

Unknown said...

I like your take on this challenge, Robin! Great use of the holly and beautiful wavy border! The rich color combo is wonderful too!!!!! That sweet bow is perfect too!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, yes, what a great take on the sketch, and I love the regal colors! Beautiful too with that gorgeous bow! Hugs!

Susan Lankford said...

Robin...Your card will really honor our Lord at Christmas time....especially beautiful!

Julie Gearinger said...

Robin, I love your take on the sketch with the new Christmas paper collection along with the stamps and dies- great job!! So rich and elegant, perfect for my favorite time of year!! Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, my friend!

Nancy said...

Robin, what a gorgeous card. The colors are exquisite. I am very interested in the source of the gokpls filigree design at the very bottom of the card. I know you mentioned border dies but I couod not seem to find one that looked like that gorgeous border. Please share how you made it. Thank you.

Diana Nguyen said...

What a rich and gorgeous Christmas card! Those colors just GLOW! Beautiful take on the sketch!