Sunday, September 12, 2010

SSIC Abundance

It is time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.  What a pleasure it is to have so many of you play along with us each week - we love visiting your blogs and being inspired by your creations - we look forward to seeing you play along again this week! 

Our challenge is brought to us by our very own Peggysue who has brought the following scripture to share with us:

The Challenge Peggysue has given us this week is to use real or faux stitching somewhere on your card/project.

What do you think of when you read the word ABUNDANT - I would say that most of us think of having lots and lots!  How do we measure ABUNDANCE, if you were to ask everyone you know the majority of people would say that it is by the assets we have and in one sense they would be right.

As Christians we know that when Jesus came to give us ABUNDANT life, it has nothing to so with materialism or assets.  It is infact the fullness of life.  before I was a Christian I existed, but since receiving that abundant life I LIVE!!!  Our abundance, or wealth is not measured by the things we own - infact my youngest daughter said it so well a few years ago - she climbed into her bed after a soak in a bubblebath, having had clean sheets put in her bed that day that had been dried in the sun and a gentle breeze!  She shut her eyes and smiled and declared 'I AM RICH!'

 How right she is - Jesus did not come to clutter our lives with Designer labels or huge mansions on the best street in the town, rather He came that our lives may be full, even overflowing with those things that have more value - those things that we will take with us into eternity.......

I have used my Layers of Color Flowering Gems Clear Art Stamps to create this card!  The flowers are coloured with Chalks and popped up on foam tape.  I have added faux stitching around two of the DP panels!!

This is for the following challenges'
Marks Finest Papers - Autumn Colours
Paper Play Challenge - Autumn is coming
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky - What'eva
Stampin' for the Weekend - Shabby or Vintage
The Craft Den - Autumn
Artful Inkables - Distressed Out
My Time to Craft - Jewelled
Crafts and Me Challenge - Gems and Sparkle
Lexis Creations - Flower Power
Creative Inspiration - Lace and Sparkle
Gingerloft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Emmas - Floral Frenzy
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasy

A special Thank you to our sponsor this week

Simon Says Stamp

For more inspiration make sure you visit each of the Design Team:

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 your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Southern Girls.
    Sam xx

  2. My goodness - what an incredibly beautiful card! I am rich too! Love what you wrote!

  3. Gorgeous card, Linda. Your color combination is rich, as well! Love what you have written here, dear friend! So true... Have a wonderful day!

  4. Linda this is fabulous..I just love these flowers and the deep rich colors you used, wonderful dp and textures. I am rich.. have a blessed day.

  5. I love the colors and all of the added extras. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft

  6. Linda this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich fall colors and the way you have inked them makes those beautiful flowers pop off the page...stunning!

  7. Hi Linda! Boy you blew me out of the water today with this one gf! It's gorgeous! I love the warm color tones and the lace... the great LOC images and thanks for your words so beautifully spoken my friend! Loved your DD's exclamation! Right on! Thanks for sharing your heart Linda!

  8. wow linda this is beautiful
    like those flowers and your coloring
    like the lace too

    greetings karin

  9. This is gorgeous Linda!! I so love your coloring of the flowers and the fall color scheme. So vintage and beautiful!! Your words are so beautiful and so true my friend. Perfect take on the challenge and verse.
    hugs and blessings,

  10. oh wow linda this is stunning the coulrs on this are so rich,hugs cheryl xxx

  11. Beautiful, Linda! That lace makes such a lovely statement. The colors and sketch are fantastic!

  12. Gorgeous work with these stunning blossoms!!

    We so appreciate you for sharing this beautiful card with the Friends of Speedy the cat in this week's challenge!! Thank you so much, Linda!

  13. Wow linda..this is absolutely breathtaking! just beautiful!! I hope you have a great week. :P

  14. This is just so lovely, Linda. The colours on the flowers just glow :-) and that lace is so delicate and just 'makes' the card!!

  15. wonderful card,i love the autumnal colours and fab papers,thanks for sharing your creationa t lexis and good luck in the challenges
    lalkygirl x

  16. Wow, your coloring on those flowers is absolutely gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends challenge using fall colors this week!

  17. Lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  18. STUNNING!!! Just STUNNING! Your work ALWAYS makes my jaw drop ... absolutely gorgeous!!

  19. So beautiful Linda!! I love how you make browns look so gorgeous!

  20. Stunning card,i love the vintage/autumn look so warm and cosy.Hope we get to see more of your lovely creations,thanks for joining us at southern girls

  21. Thanks for joining us with this gorgeous card at paperplay, great take on the challenge, good luck, hugs Liz xx

  22. BEautiful card you have made. Wonderful colors together. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesdays Challenge!

  23. What a gorgeous card!!! great creation and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge. Good luck!!!

  24. Wow - this card with it's colour scheme makes for a stunning effect! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls first ever challenge. Hope to see you there again soon. Marie x

  25. Ooh, beautiful and very elegant! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

  26. Wow! This is beautiful, I love the colours, textures! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  27. Such a beautiful card, Linda! So glad you played along with Speedy's Friends this week.

  28. This is beautiful! FAb layout and I love all the textures! Thanks for joing us at Southern Girls!

  29. Linda, this is really different. I like the colour combination.



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