Sunday, November 21, 2010

SSIC LOC Thanking You

It was such a pleasure to see all of the cards for last weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - thank you so much for your support - we appreciate it and LOVE to see you!   This week has certainly had its challenges for the Design Team with so many things happening in each of our lives

It is such a blessing to be part of a Team that supports one another and shares the load in prayer.  It is a blessing to me personally to be part of this wonderful Design Team and the scripture Miesje has chosen for today's challenge is very timely

 "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever"
Psalm 107:1

Miesje has challenged us to create a card or project that shows your thankfulness to God.   You can read her thoughts here

and Merci Bouquet art stamp set for the sentiment to create this card.  I have also used my new Spellbinders Nestie - Lacy Circles and am loving it!

'Thank you' is so easily said and so often overlooked.  God has done so much for us and blessed us with so much, it is easy to take it all for granted.  I am reminded of the ten lepers who were healed but only five of them turned back to say thank you!  I was brought up to thank people for the things they do for us and have brought my children up to do the same.  I am often surprised by the lack of this simple phrase among their peers....is it a forgotten thing with this generation - I hope not!

How often does God do things for us and we get so excited about the gift but forget about the GIVER, we are thrilled to see someone healed and are so quick to share the excitement of the healing with those around us and in our excitement forget to thank the Healer.  May our hearts always be quick to thank our God for who He is and His love that endures forever!!  I want to live with an 'attitude of gratitude!!'  Thank you Lord!!!!

This is for the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Something with Thanks
Tellen's Place - Give Thanks
Shirley2Girls - Thanks and Leaves
Sisterhood of Crafters - Thankful
Paper Pretties - A Thank You card
Crafty Emma - Lovely Lace
Crazy4Challenges - Circles
Marks Finest papers - Circles

Creative Belli Challenge - Something Old (Card Stock), New (Nestie) , Borrowed (punch) and Blue (DP)
Creative Card Crew - Thanks
The Crazy Challenge - Thank you or Thanksgiving
LIttle Paper Shop - All About the DIE CUTS

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, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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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. wow this is just stunning,such a beautifully detailed card,hugs cheryl xxx

  2. Hello Linda. This is so beautiful. I just love your design, with those fantastic layers, which really highlight your image. Your decorative border and that gorgeous ribbon finish it off perfectly.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Tellens Place and hope to see you again. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  3. Oh Linda... when I saw this my jaw dropped! What a beautiful and fun way to use this stamp! LOVE the blues too!!! Gorgeous creation Linda!

  4. Linda this is fabulous, I just love how you designed this card. Fabulous creation.
    Your insight of the Word is so true. {hugs} :)

  5. Linda, Linda, Linda - you amaze me with your creativity! You come up with the most wonderful cards and projects. I love every aspect of this. Have a wonderful week!

  6. I'm so thankful for you, Linda and the inspiration you bring to all of us, creatively and spiritually!

    I love how your card radiates with thankfulness, like ripples in a pond. So does an attitude of gratitude, start with one little phrase of thanks and expands out to touch others with positive effects.


  7. Whata wonderful card. Thank yor for stopping by and sharing such uplifting comments on my blog. You made my day. TFS!


  8. Linda, what a breathtaking card! Pure elegance and beauty. God bless!

  9. Oh Linda you really have had fun with your new dies! Love the look you have created here and your thoughts too.

  10. Beautiful textures Linda! Love the fancy shmancy medallion with the nesties...wow! I love your funky style my dear. Great additions with the BLUE lace huh...you sure know how to get me coming back for more.

    Hope you are well considering, I will and am praying for you sweet thing. Gigglesxo

  11. Wonderful card and the thought behind is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  12. How true your words are...we often do forget to say thanks to God for all He does...we are very quick to ask though...

    Beautiful card~ Love all the layers of lacey circles and the blue. Have a great week my friend.

  13. Beautiful card Linda, love all that sparkle.

  14. So very pretty Linda. The way you layered the dies really sets off the floral image. Love the fiber treatment on this. You are such a blessing...I thank God for you :o)

  15. Gorgeous, I love all the layers & the colours are fab!
    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  16. This card is gorgeous, actually stunning! I love all the colors and beautiful layers. Truly a "Wow" card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Sisterhood. We are very "Thankful" that you could join us this week.

  17. Absolutely beautiful Linda. I love the flower and all the pretty glitter you used. :)

  18. Absolutely AWESOME Linda!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again real soon!

  19. What a super blog post and praise to God, Linda! Your card is lovely - a wonderful design and great ink distressing! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Give Thanks" challenge. :~)

  20. A great card so wonderfully thoughtout and put together. The ink distressing really gives the impression of extra lift here. Great to see a different colour scheme as well
    Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back in the new year

  21. Great use of circles! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  22. WOW!!! This is stunning!!!
    Thanks for it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  23. beautiful card! thank you for the lovely comment you left me!

  24. LOVE your use of Gingham here!!! And the layering of the same die pattern is so cool. And you KNOW how much I love lace / ribbon. Who makes that circular patterned ribbon??? It is devine!

  25. Your card is amazing Linda, love how you created those layers and topped it off with that beautiful flower. The sketch is amazing and the font of your sentiment is so pretty!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at stamp something!!

  26. loving all the layers of loveliness....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

  27. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at S2G. Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. What a wonderful card! Thanks for joing us at S2G. Hope to see you in future challenges.

  29. A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  30. What a beautiful Thank You card! Thanks very much for joining us at Tellen's Place, and good luck!

  31. HI Linda!! This is so stunning hun!! Love the beautiful design and sparkle!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!


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