Sunday, December 12, 2010

LOC SSIC Friendship is Precious

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us by our very sweet sister Patti - Patti has chosen the scripture:
Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. ~Ephesians 4:29 NLT"


Patti's challenge is "A Way with Words". Create a card or project that will compliment, encourage, or cheer someone in need of uplifting.

I have used the gorgeous Victorian Frame cling art stamp from Layers of Color - I love how elegant it can be! 

Feminine was the way to go here - pink and green being the obvious choice!  The frame is coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen.  The Victorian Frame coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 14 - I love the fact that Layers of Color is now a preferred company with Spellbinders - it makes card making a dream!

This gorgeous flower comes from one of the first Blog Candies I won - and it is one of my last ones - arghhh!  LOL!   My DP is some retired SU DP and a favourite of mine, a strip of lace has been added and some pearls attached for a finishing touch.

Words - they are such a powerful force - as the Word of God says they have the power of life and death.  How often so we use them without thinking - I know I have been guilty of that on many occasions and can identify with the words from James as he  talks about bridling the tongue.  It was hard for me, who was always quick with a response, that could often put people in their place, to bridle my tongue and not open my mouth to do irreparable damage - how do I do this???

Every early on in my Christian life I  prayed the prayer

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Today my goal is to find the good and to encourage, to being hope when there is despair, peace for a troubled heart, to being comfort for those hurting...to bring life with my words!
 Thank you to this weeks Sponsor

You can find Patti's devotional at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.....Make sure you check out the Design Teams Blogs - there is so much inspiration on many levels !!

*Lisa Chris Grace * Patti J * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse * Rebekka *

This card is for the following challenges:Craft the Days Away - Texture
Pixie Dust Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary 
Artful Inkibles - Die Cuts and Punches
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

We would love you to come and visit Layers of Color Art Stamps on their FACEBOOK GROUP where you can connect with many more LOC friends - You're invited to join the fun!..and...Layers of Color Art Stamps has a new FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!

Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!

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. Hi Linda!! I hope you are feeling better and you are continuing to improve. I am praying for you. You are unbelievable making a card and posting it with all you have going on. You are just amazing my friend.

    This card is so beautiful and feminine!! I love that frame. The lace, flowers and brad are the perfect touch.


  2. Hi Linda! Oh this is so pretty!!! I have grown VERY attached to this gorgeous frame and I love how you have colored it! Love the sentiment and love the lace! Hope you are doing better my friend!!!!

  3. Good morning Linda. This is lovely, and I love this beautiful frame as well as those little pearls on the lace.

  4. Beautifully said, my friend, and your card is simply stunning! Thanks so much for taking the time to create, when you have been feeling so badly!

  5. Oh Linda this is over the top gorgeous! So vintage looking and chalking looks great. Love the sentiment. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Beautiful frame and I love the colors you have used. The rose is just perfect. Wonderful sentiment and I know the recipient will feel very special in receiving. I know we can all relate to saying things we should not have. I am just so very thankful that we have the Holy Spirit to correct us so that we can make amends. I can say I have had to say "I'm sorry" more times than I can count. And I know that you are a very special lady who has by far been a blessing many more times than you have offended. What a blessing you are to so many Linda! I hope you are doing better. I'm sure we would all love and email update my friend. Have a blessed day! big hugs, Melisa

  7. Linda, the frame, colors, layout and lace are just gorgeous!! What a beautiful card hun!!TFS! HUGS

  8. Oh Linda your goal is well on the way to being achieved - you are such an encouragement to those around you and to me.
    Beautiful card too - love the way the words are framed in such a way that they just jump out at you!

  9. Beautiful design Linda and love the coloring on the frame! The flower/lace and bling is just perfect too!

  10. What a darling card Linda dear! I just love to visit you here, makes me feel a bit closer to your heart my friend. Thank you for your kind words about my work, but oh how mine doesn't compare with this gorgeous work of art!

    Love the gorgeous lace, so feminine and delicate rose you added too. Hugs to all, Peggyxo

  11. This is so pretty Linda.. That frame is beautiful. You picked the perfect card for you last flower.. This is wonderful.

  12. Hi Linda! Still praying that you are feeling better! What lovely coloring on that frame, simply beautiful in a Victorian era-old fashioned way. Wishing you a great week!

  13. This is so pretty, I love the matching stamps also and your colors are perfect for this.

  14. Hi Linda, so long since I have visited you. Your frame is just gorgeous and you have such a way with a card...beautifully done. Sorry to read that you had a surprise trip to the hospital..so glad you are recovering well.


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