Sunday, April 11, 2010


Has this week flown by for you, or do they go by quicker here in Australia!?! LOL!  It is time for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and I want to start my thanking you all for your lovely welcomes to the SSCC Team - thank you so much!

This week's scripture has been brought to us by our very own Lisa and it is:
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, wihch transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:4-7

Lisa has challenged us to make a card/project about prayer and/or peace.   I have chosen this scripture from the Psalms - this image was sent to me by my dear Stampin' Sister and valued friend Sabrina (okimom2girlz)  Thank you Sabrina - I have been so blessed by your giving heart my friend!!  I layered this, on dimensionals, onto a Fleur de Lis Nestie, I met another lovely stamper this week, Bridget and we spent time together on Thursday - I sat cutting some of these Fleur De Lis for nearly the whole morning...Bridget made the loveliest lunch for us to share - it was a great time - so Bridget I thought of you as I made this card - thank you for your generosity, both with your 'stamping stuff' and your heart - you can check out bridget;s work here!!

I added this gorgeous Layers of Color bird from the Royal Birds art stamp set, I love these birds, they chalk so beautifully and just cry out for a touch of Kindy Glitz - it seems to bring them to life!

The background DP has been embossed with the 'Fleur de Lis' embossing folder - would it surprise you to know that this was also part of a RAK from Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz)  Where would I be without my friends....very limited in these kind of things I can tell you - thanks you to all of those who have blessed me with RAK's - I am so grateful and do pray for blessing for you all too!!  I always think of my cards as combined efforts - sharing the 'luv!'

I finished off with this gorgeous lace (yes,also from Sabrina - I am telling you it was a HUGE RAK) and adding a layered flower - don't get a shock, they are actually mine!  I have sponged the egdes of the flowers and added half pearls to the lace and on the corners of the Nestie.

As I was making this card, I thought about the scripture and how it related to the challenge - being still...it sounds so easy, but I have come to realise that it is one thing to sit still and quite another be 'be still!'  I find 'being still' such a hard concept - I find sitting still hard too, but I can sit there giving the appearance of being still, when infact my mind can be racing and thinking about so many things - planning cards is usually in there somewhere!! LOL!

But in reality, it is when being still is more of a 'state of the heart' than a physical state, that our hearts are often quiet enough to pray from the heart, rather than bombard God with our 'shopping list' of needs.  In these still moments we are able to be 'spirit to Spirit' with our Creator - then follows that amazing 'peace that passes understanding!

A special thank you to our sponsor:

 who is blessing a random player from this weeks Random Draw with this gorgeous set

To be entered in the drawing, your card must be linked to Mr. Linky by 11:50PM PDT (GMT-8) Saturday April 17th. The winner will be chosen by random and will be announced on Tues. April 20th. Please be sure to make the link direct to your project, not just your blog or gallery, and please place a link to Stampin' Sisters in Christ

I am linking this to the following Challenges:
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others  - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Mother's Day
Allsorts - Petals & Pearls
Cute Card Thursday - Mono Mania
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Magical Crafts - Animal Antics
The Corrosive Challenge - Textures

Thanks for coming by and for those enciuraging comments you leave for me - I love seeing that you have called in - thank you!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend and are able to get in some crafting tme!  God bless you!


  1. Linda this is gorgeous!!! Wonderful colours, love the pendant, lace, flower, pearls and of course I love that you used the verse that I chose for this ODBD set!!!!

  2. Linda this is beautiful! I so love this verse! Love the Fleur de Lis pendant and this bird! I just got this one and have yet to ink it but can't wait! Thanks for the reflections and inspiration! Hugs!

  3. Hi Linda, lovely card, fabby bird and verse, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

  4. Hi Linda I love your card great verse and the bird is great too
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  5. Totally GORGEOUS Linda!!! WOW girl beautiful work sweetie!

  6. Hi Linda

    Another lovely card.

    Thank you for joining in my Petals and pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous, Linda! I just love the way you color the LOC birds with that shimmer. Sigh. The lace with the pearls added looks fabulous, very fancy.

  8. This is beautiful Linda. Love that nestie and the gorgeous bird!! Have a great week:)

  9. Beautiful Linda! Love the glitzed up bird!

  10. That is one of my favorite scriptures . . . and every time I see that verse I think of a Rebecca St. James song where she sings it . . . yet so often I fail in that regard, great reminder! And such a lovely creation you made with an RAK from your friend, great idea to emboss the background as well.

  11. This is such a beautiful card Linda, such pretty detail.

    Thanks for joining us over at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx

  12. Linda, this is just lovely! heehee I love the LOC bird combined with the ODBD verse. You are so right about this verse. I prayed it back to God everyday while I was in the hospital having my last cancer surgery. My body was still but I had to pray to keep my mind still. God is so good as HE did as He has promised.

  13. Simply beee-ooo-tiful - as eva!!Love what you have done here and the way your cards are such shared events!!


  14. This is beautiful Linda!! Just love your verse and your dove!! The design is beautiful with the highlighting on the verse, the sparkle and your use of dies and punches. Sorry so late in coming around. I had my parents here for the weekend and am just now able to comment. Hope you had a blessed Sunday my friend!

  15. What a gorgeous card, Linda, and I, too am thankful for friends who send me RAKs! Isn't God good? I hope I'll get to play along with SSIC this week.

  16. Aw how sweet us that!

    Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

  17. oh hun this is one gorjus creation,such a wonderful verse hugs cheryl x

  18. Linda, I love your card!! It is so beautiful. I love how you used the fleur de lis nesties, and the glitter is just perfect! Hope you have a great week! :)

  19. Oh my word, Linda!!! Girl, you are blowing me away with these wonderful cards!!! I love the colors of this one and all of those little touches...those Linda touches....are gorgeous!! It gives my heart great joy that you are enjoying your little gifts. Nothing better than being able to bless someone very special!! Plus, if I would not be obidient to God and do what he tells me to do, I would miss out on my blessings ;D. Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  20. Stunning!! this is one of my favorite scriptures as it always brings me such peace. :)

    So glad you played along with us for our "Inspire Others"challenge on Simple Doodles. Hope to see you for the next challenge :)

  21. Wow! It's beautiful. I love all the extra work you put in especially the touch of sparkle to the bird.

    Thanks for playing along with us at AiFactory!

  22. What a gorgeous and elegant creation Linda!!

  23. Beautiful, elegant card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

  24. Hi Linda~

    I sure do miss hearing from you. I do see you are making some incredible art! This verse has always been one of my favorite scriptures. In fact, it is one of the only scriptures I have seen hanging in my Jewish parent's home and their friend's houses.

    This is beautiful in every way! I love the fabulous details like the pearls and that beautiful lace and of course that wonderful flower. The bird looks so graceful, and certainly will catch someone's eye with those sparkles. ;) I love how you stacked up the Fleur-di-Lis. It looks both beautiful and strong...just like our Lord! I wish I knew what a "Fleur-di-Lis" is or what the history of it was. It is a wonderful shape for your card.

    Please, email when you can.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  25. This is lovely. Love the texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  26. what a lovely Card Thank you for Joining MCFC this fortnight hope you will return
    Liz x

  27. Another beautiful card for the SSIC hun your doing just great on and congrats on another publication or is the one I have already congratulated you on? lol

    Love Dawn xx

  28. Wow this is so stunning. The sentiment is fab and i love the flower
    love tasha xx

  29. Great card, thanks for playing with us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel x

  30. Wonderful elegant Card. Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts. Hugs, Donna x

  31. great bird, and love your work!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD.


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