Sunday, April 18, 2010

LOC SSCC In Time.....

What a relaxed week I have had, as my kids are on two weeks holiday and things have slowed right down for us - love it!!  What a great response to last weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, I loved visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous cards and reading your 'reflection' - it is so inspiring, on many levels!  Thank you!! 

This weeks Challenge is brought to us by Candace who has shared this fabulous scripture with us:
Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."

Candace has challeged us to use flowers in our card or project! What a truth there is in this scripture, there is nothing that is constant in our lives but the Word of God, the world is everchanging and God is NEVER changing!!  I am someone who resists change, I don't like it at all and find great security in this fact.  I have known so much change in my life and love the security that comes from God and His Word!  It set me to thinking about how unsettling it can be when change comes, as it is often associated with things like illness, loss of a job or a loved one, things that are beyond our control, at this point I have come to realise the best thing is NOT to fight it, but hand it to Him ....

Who doesn't love flowers - these gorgeous flowers are from Layers of Color, using the Flowering Gems art stamp set.  I love the way they can be made to look aged or bright and bold.  I have chalked them and added both glitter pen and Kindy Glitz to add that gorgeous sparkle.   I have added the Martha Stewart Fence Punch along the top of the scripture and sponged it all with distressing ink!

This fabulous scripture is from that amazing RAK from my dear friend Sabrina (okimom2girlz) I have chosen it for this challenge as it is such a great reminder for me that when things do change, even if I am not 'good' with what is happening He will make it beautiful - whether that 'beauty' be in the natural or in my heart!

A big thank you to this weeks sponsor  Michelle Perkett - don't you just love her images!  She is kindly donating a $15 Gift Voucher to the random winner, so make sure you see Stampin' Sisters in Christ for the details.!

Michelle Perkett

If you should create a card or project for this challenge, please leave a direct link here. Should you upload your creation to SCS or any other gallery, please use the keyword SSIC35.

I am linking this to:
Sophisticat Challenges - So Distressing
Stamp Something - Something Layered
My Time to Craft - Pretty Pearls
Practical Scrappers - Glitter/Bling
Other Lovelies - Embellishments
KL Stampin'N Scrappin' - Bling It On
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon - Dry Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
All that Scraps - Distressing
Meljen's Designs - 3D Elements

Stampin' Sisters in Christ are supporting a CARD DRIVE for a Christian Kindergarten teacher who was in a terrible car accident.  She taught Kristine's oldest daughter a few years ago. Her name is Cathy Downing.  By the looks of her car afterwards, it's a miracle that she is alive!  Angels were definately watching over her - God must still have a plan for her here. If you would like to be part of this you can find the details here.
Thank you for stopping by today and for your encouraging comments, you can also find my cards in my Layers of Color gallery here.  I do appreciate your support and love to see you have been!


  1. Linda your card is so pretty! These LOC flowers look soooo pretty layered up and glitzed up like you did! Love the wonderful verse... and that punched edge is perfect! You always inspire me Linda! Have a blessed week!

  2. BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! Love the Bible Verse and the sweet flowers!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. WOW I love the vintage feel to this and what a fabulous job you have done with the chalks!!!
    Hugs xx

  4. Beautiful,I love the vintage feel to this and what a fabulous job with the chalks!!!
    Hugs xx

  5. Linda, this is sooo pretty! I love the touches of sparkle on the flowers. Also, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the verse. I really enjoyed it! Have a great week! :)

  6. oh linda hun you always come up with the most amazing creations and this one is up there with the best of them totally love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

  7. Beautiful card Linda. Love the verse and the flowers are so pretty. Have a great week!

  8. Boy do I love LOC!!! Your card is so creative and gorgeous. Your flowers are just sweet all glitzed. I appreciate the God's Word for the dame reason!! Have a great week.

  9. This is a beautiful card, the flowers are so rich with color.

  10. Yowser, that's a lot of territory you covered in one BEAUTIFUL card! I adore that particular stamp set from LOC. You've inspired me to ink it up!

    Warm hugs and lots of gratitude,

  11. This is gorgeous Linda!! I just love your flowers!! I love the coloring, glitz and 3D feel!! It frames that gorgeous Bible verse beautifully!! Your layout and punched detail is beautiful!! Have a wonderful week!!

  12. Soo pretty, Linda. I love how you distress everything. I hope to play along this week.

  13. Beautiful colors on those flowers!! Great design and verse. Enjoy your time with your kids.. Thank you for your visit yesterday, glad you stopped in. Hugs, Jane

  14. Beautiful card, Linda! These LOC flowers are so, so pretty, you make them shine!

  15. I like the way you used the Martha Stewart edge punch at the top of the verse. And look at those flowers with the pearl centers and the bling, how pretty! Enjoy the rest of your week with your company. And hey, we're waiting to hear how the birthday party went! :)

  16. Another stunner my friend!! Love the colours as I mentioned on the LOC group. When I get home I must get into the habit of using my vintage corners more - you inspire me.

    Am back on my own computer now :-)(thanks to a SIL who is a computer wiz) and we are hoping DD will go into labour today - things are starting to look a bit hopeful :-))

    Blessings my friend

  17. Gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

  18. Beautiful card! Such a pretty flower, great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

  19. Nice job. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

  20. Linda, first I want to apologize for not coming to visit you in a few days....lots of stuff going on, plus still having computer issues :C, so I am truly sorry my friend!! On to your fabulous card....WOW, I so love the colors and those flowers....awesome!!! You are one of the most creative people I know and I am proud to call you my blogging friend!! Hugs and abundant blessings, Sabrina

  21. What a beautiful card! Your image is adorable and I love the bling! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!

  22. This is a really pretty card Linda.
    Thanks so much for joining in with MTTC this week!

  23. Stickles and Pearls too!! Just the right amount of bling. Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

  24. Linda, this is STUNNING! It's amazing what you do with chalk...I can't even use the stuff without looking like a 4 year old! LOL

  25. Ohh, Linda this is beautiful!! GREAT job with the challenge, and what a terrific sentiment stamp. Lovely indeed! Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for Risa's bling challenge this week! Hugs, Kelly

  26. ohh so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  27. Stunning. Thanks for playing along!

    Lisa Summerhays
    Meljen's Designs DT

  28. Beautiful, love flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats. Hugs Tracy x

  29. Linda your card is eautiful hun, love your distressing.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
    hugs Mandy xx


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