Sunday, July 11, 2010

SSIC LOC Resting Place

It was wonderful to see so many players join in at Stampin' Sisters in Christ last week!  Your cards are amazing and give me no end of inspiration!!  This week our lovely Design Team Sister Miesje has given us the scripture:

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Miesje has challenged us to make a card that symbolizes what brings you rest or peace. It could be flowers, an ocean, music, mountains, sitting with a friend, or just reading a book....oh there are so many possibilities!!  For me, there is nothing more than the sound of birds outside the window to make me feel peaceful!  I have always been in a household that loved birds....as children we had an aviary filled with budgies and canaries - the air was always full of their beautiful songs and now my own family is surrounded by birds...whether it be budgies/parakeets, chickens, cockatiels and wild birds - I am so grateful that God made them for our pleasure - they sure make my day!!

It goes without saying that I would use the Layers of Color Backyard Birds Clear Art Stamps.  These imaged are a dream to work with and are so life like!  I love this little sparrow - he fitted so well with this verse

I nestled him in with this adorable flower that has been handmade by one of my dear friends and sistah's Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz).  I arrived home from being away at my DH;s Grandmother's funeral to find a surprise parcel waiting for me - from Sabrina.  It was like Christmas and everything in it is special, including some of these handmade flowers by Sabrina, including the Diecut Leaves and some scripture stamps.....and many more things you will see  here over the next weeks!  Thank you Sabrina - you are so very generous and know how to spoil someone!!  I {{{heart}}} you my friend!

I used the images from the Layers of Color Touch of Elegance Clear Stamp set for corner and added a small Kaiser pearl.  Paper piercing finished off my eclectic framing of this comforting scripture!!

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Things with Wings

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

*Lisa Chris * Cindy * Grace * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse* Rebecca *
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.  You are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

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!  God bless you!


  1. Linda, what an amazing card, girl!!! I absolutely love the colors and all of the wonderful embellishments you've added. My friend you are so very welcome...it is always a joy to bless someone with a little RAK....especially if it is a sweet friend like you ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Very pretty! Opps, glad it posted here in the USA a day early, it is Sat still.

  3. Simply beautiful card Linda. Hugs Loz

  4. Just beautiful!! what more can I say? Love the bird, the lace the flower......

  5. Just beautfil! I love that flower and the crochet trim is to die for! I just love your style--true art! (this is Janice by the way! We have inflight wifi!). :)

  6. This is beautiful, gorgeous bird and flower.

  7. Oh I love it! You even had a stamp with that verse - WOW! It is one of my favorite verses! I love the card and the cute little bird! Have a great week!

  8. This is a stunning card. I just love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.xx

  9. Love everything about this card - it's beautiful xx

  10. Beeeautiful Linda!! Love all your LOC creations, I really do. The birds are my faves and your distressed ink is always such a great touch. LOVE IT!

  11. Think this card is lovely the image is gorgeous, papers are really pretty too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

  12. STUNNING Linda! Love all of your fine detail and that lace is a knockout. Hugs and blessings to you!

  13. I like birds too, and this card is so pretty with the scripture verse, handmade flower and the little bird tucked in safely at the bottom. Lovely! Wishing you a blessed week!

  14. Oh Linda this is just beautiful xx

    Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

  15. Gorgeous, warm, and beautiful! LOVE IT!!

  16. This is the first card of yours I have ever seen - and it is SO BEAUTIFUL, and it is a blessing to me - and you are an awesome designer!

  17. What a wonderful card , thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and Good luck!


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