Sunday, June 27, 2010

SSIC LOC Look to the Lord

Sunday comes around so quickly - and you know what Sunday means - it is the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge,  This week it is brought to us by the very lovely Randi.  the scripture that Randi has chosen is:

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; And with His stripes we are healed.   Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)

Randi has challenged us to use stripes on your card, project, or LO in some way! 

I have used the Layers of Color Royal Birds art stamp sets, along with Gothic Crosses.    I love these images, they work perfectly with any style.

I often like to see what the Message says, it is a very lose translation but it can help clarify - this is what is says - 'But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him--our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.'  Normally Iwould expound a bit more on this but as you will read below, I am not able to this week, as we have gone interstate for my DH's Grandmother's funeral, but hope to add more when I get back - so please bear with me!!
Thank you to this weeks sponsor

Toucan Scraps

Make sure you pop over and see the other DT's creations, you know there is plenty of inspiration from these talented girls:

*Lisa Kathy * Chris * Candace * Grace * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse* Rebecca *

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, you always make my day!  I hope you are having a blessed weekend with your family and friends and even get some time to play along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge!


  1. Beautiful card Linda! Love that cross and bird. I have to get the crosses! Love the papers and piercing! Praying for your safe travels!

  2. Good morning Linda;
    Love this card this morning, gorgeous images and love your loose translation :), very true.

  3. It's beautiful, Linda! I like how you used the two different but coordinating DPs and the placement and coloring of the bird is perfect. I pray peace for you and Ron as you travel to the funeral.

  4. Very beautiful Linda. Feels calm, but still there is so much going on that it is interesting. I liked how you have spitted it in half. Very cool!

    I am sending lots of good thoughts to you and Ron for this difficult day!

    Take care!


  5. This card is perfect for today's verse!! Without this verse and Christ's death we would not have any hope. Your card is so beautiful!! Love the colors, vintage flair, and design.

  6. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Linda!! I love this cross set and your combination of verses with them are always so inspiring and lovely! Stripes look GREAT on YOU too!! *Ü* You girls all did a fabulous job this week. Hope you had a blessed Sunday. x

  7. Hi Linda~

    I love this card! I love the colors and the paper... the whole effect is wonderful. I love how the cross looks! Fabulous...as usual.

    Linda-of course feel free if you do not want this showing. I wanted to get the info to you ASAP:

    Hi Linda,

    I wanted to let you know that there is a brand new blog starting called: He IS Able: Sharing His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation through Cards!

    The blog will go public this Wednesday, June 30th for us to start our first card give-away! You can find us at:


    The cards, altered items or bookmarks are from artists all over, that way anyone can help serve Him as we spread His Word, His Love, His Gift of Salvation to people through cards!

    The winners are randomly chosen, and as the cards will be blank on the inside, they can write whatever they would like to the card recipient.

    I'm happy to pay the postage for the winner of the card and the final card recipient... I just need 2 envelopes sent with each card to be able to pull that off!

    So, of course I am asking, if you would please donate a card or ten, or any other number!? Seriously, I would love to have your cards used to Serve Him in this blog!

    I see the blog as His, and I am a vessel He is working through, as with the artists also.

    The cards have Scriptures, or Flowers and a Sentiment, A word, like "Faith" or "Blessings," anything that reminds them of His Love, or their Love for Him.

    I would love to offer you as much recognition as possible. Please let me know if I may thank you in the blog post...AND, if I should use your real name...or user name. (Please make sure I know the name!) For more recognition, you have the option to have what you would like written in the blog entry itself, if you like. If you choose this option, I will enter exactly what you have written for the blog. You could write about how you made the card, your Testimony, How you serve the Lord, What the Lord has done for you, about your blog, anything that is appropriate. Please include a link to your blog, gallery or craft store if you would like it linked to your card! Please put a paper with this information inside the card you are sending! IF you wish to remain anonymous...please make that clear. Please list a way that I can contact you in the event of follow-up questions. (If I can't read something, for example.)

    Great news! I really wanted to have 100 cards to start the blog. I have several surprises that I would love to do. 100 cards are needed to accomplish that goal. We have received 53 cards the first week that an announcement went out! How wonderful is that?! There are 23 cards promised...and when those arrive, we will only need 24 cards to reach this month's goal! Fabulous! He IS providing! Will you please do your best to help me reach our goal for June and July? Please send cards and share this info with as many friends or blog readers as you can!

    If you have ANY questions...please don't hesitate...you can reach me at SplitCoastStampers or at home:

    Traci Starkweather
    116 Colyer Drive
    Longwood, FL 32779


    p.s. More great news! 5 more beautiful cards were just received...19 more cards needed for this month! And, of course, there is always next month!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  8. Linda this is just stunning!! Love it!
    Praying for you

  9. This card is so beautiful! I just love the colors and all of the little details!

  10. This is beautiful, Linda, a real work of heart!! This message is so powerful, it doesn't need much embellishment, does it!
    I hope you and family are thriving and feeling God's grace through this recent passing of a dear family member. Thank you for sharing on your blog...hugs to you!


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