Sunday, January 16, 2011

SSIC LOC NR Happy for You

 Welcome to this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.  I hope you have all had a great week - this week in Australia has been one that has been devastating for those living in Queensland with the flooding that has taken a huge toll on the State and the Nation.  It has been so moving to watch the footage of the events and now, as the rain has eased, to see people coming to help with the clean up - what an amazing group of people!

This weeks scripture has been brought to us my my dear friend and Sistah Grace Nywening, who has chosen this scripture:

 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor.5:17

The Challenge is to use the theme of "NEW" and interpret it as you want: new year, new life, new birth, new supplies, new house, etc. Please tell us what you use to fit the challenge.

My card for this weeks challenge I am using a new stamp , called Happy Wishes art stamp set it ids also my next sneak peek of the Layers of Color New Release Stamps designed by our new illustrator, the amazing  Nina Brackett .
This adorable Chickadee is from the Backyard Birds art stamp set.  I have coloured it with SU Chalks using a Blender Pen and added some Kindy Glitz.

This is for the following Challenges::
Crafty Creations - new beginnings
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
AiFactory - anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - New Beginnings
Our Daily Bread Designs - Wings
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes and use a rubber stamp
The Stamp Man - Distressing

A BIG THANK YOU to this weeks sponsor - Clear Dollar Stamps!

How many times have we said, or heard said 'I wish I could start over!' Sadly this is not possible in this world BUT as this weeks scripture so clearly tells us - it is possible in God;s Kingdom!!  You can read Graces inspirational words at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog

 Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!

*Lisa Chris Grace * Patti J * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka *

You can see my other LOC creations on my LOC gallery and be inspired by the Design Team galleries.  There is so much to see and you are sure to be inspired!
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. Oh this is sooooooo gorgeous Linda! I'm in love with this luscioius layout and how you did the chickadee...and florishes.... and of course the new stamps!!! Just beautiful!!! Have a great week!

  2. Linda, you are amazing - what a gorgeous card! I can't wait to see tomorrow's new releases! Hugs!

  3. Oh Linda, this is beautiful! Your colors and coloring are amazing. I love it! I hope you have a good week dear friend. Thinking of you!

  4. Good morning my sister!
    Gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing and love the glitter on the tail.
    It is so good to know we can have a new start in Jesus.
    Hugs. :)

  5. Linda, This is GORGEOUS!! I love the little bird! And the antiqued look of your flourishes! Praying for Australia in this time of need!

  6. GORGEOUS card!!! Love the little bird! And your beautiful antiqued looking flourishes!!! Praying for Australia in this time of need!

  7. Oh wow Linda!! This is just stunning!! I love that bird image!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  8. Linda this card is such a joy to behold, the colors just glow and that wee song bird is so cute! Nina Brackett is an amazing designer, that's fabulous to hear that she is now designing for LOC. If there is anything we can do for you prior to or during your eye surgery, please don't hesitate to ask. I am praying for you dear sister in Christ!

  9. Oh, dear Linda...this is gorgeous. I love all the vintage scrolls and flourishes.

  10. Wow Linda!I love the chickadee,new stamps,paper,and all the sparkle.Gorgeous!

  11. Gorgeous card - fab image and colours!

    Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  12. Ohh Linda this is a stunner!! Love your colours, the way the bird 'hangs' in the circle, the way you have used the acanthus leaves as a border between the dps and, and - just everything!!

  13. Oh my goodness! Just my kind of card! LOVE the colouring and all the detail. Really vintage-y and very well executed.
    I'm now a follower.....
    Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday!

  14. Love The Warbler. Can't wait to play with it. Great Card

  15. This is fun and unique, wonderful, Linda!!

  16. Hi Linda, Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful image.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Lisa x

  17. Simply stunning, love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

  18. Linda this is just stunning, I love everything about it.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamp Man.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  19. Hi Linda wonderful card! I love the way you colored the bird. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
    There is a blog hop at my blog on Thursday with prizes. Stop by if you can.


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