Sunday, February 27, 2011

SSIC Button Up

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge  this week.  What an amazing number of players last week - it is such a pleasure to visit you and be inspired!

 This weeks challenge is hosted by our dear Sistah  Rebekka who has chosen this fabulous scripture

Those who know your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. --Psalm 9:10
Rebekka has challenged us to use Things that secure! Buttons, no less then 3!!  I have to say I found this so challenging and was nearly pulling my hair out with this card.

I have used this divine from the Gleefully Yours image illustrated by Nina Brackett for GinaK Designs-  I have many plans for this image, it is can be so nostalgic as well as funky!

The Sentiment is from the Fanciful Tags set also by Nina Brackett.  I have placed a button next to it and added a large gem on it - it seems that in the thousands of buttons I have, I did not have 3 buttons that suited this card - how frustrating is that!?   But I officially have three buttons on this card!  LOL!

I cut out the image and popped it up onto some chocolate card stock using foam tape for dimension, adding paper piercing around the border.

This card is for the following challenges:
ECP Challenges - Something for the Boys
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Guylou's Inimitibility - Anything Goes
Tellen's Place - Buttons
CCEE Stampers - Distress your Papers
Delightful Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Do You Stack Up? - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Lets Get Sentimental
Tip Tip Tuesday - Bling It On
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Brads, Gems or Dew Drops
Card Cupids - Ribbon and/or Buttons
Phew!!  I am so relieved to know that  God does not forsake those who seek Him!!  There is no one else that can make that claim.  We can certainly have that intention, but the reality is that each one of us is human and that quality alone means that we will let each other down - whether it be intentionally or unintentionally BUT NOT GOD - He will not forsake us!

It is those who know His name that will trust in Him and seek Him.  It is one thing to know about someone, but totally another to know them!  I know when I get to Heaven and stand before the Lord, I want to know Him by name, not just have read about Him and know of His ways, I want to know Him by name, this to me means have a relationship with Him.

What a comfort to know that when times get hard, when we are going through things that even those closest to us cannot relate to, or perhaps don't know about - that He is there with us though it all!  This is such a wonderful promise - I long to be one who seeks Him daily and will always know His name - secure in His promise that He is always there with me  - it doesn't get much better than this!!  I pray that you have that assurance too!

Please pop back over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog to share Rebekka's inspiration from this weeks scripture.

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

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  1. What lovely details you have used Linda!

  2. What a fun image and design!! It is great for both guys and girls!! Great colors and layout!

    You are so right...God is the only one who can follow through on His promise to never leave us or forsake us...no matter how hard we try we do fall short.

    Have a great Sunday and week!

  3. Hello Linda! Loved reading your thoughts as always and love your card! I'd never know it gave you fits... and I don't see any blonde hair on it either!!! Love it and you did a great job with your buttons! I had a little trouble too so plopped them in the middle of some flowers! LOL! Great card!!! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Great card, love those latticed corners! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  5. Good morning my sister!
    Another fabulous card girl, love the image and design. I can not imagine anything being hard for you :).
    Hugs :)

  6. Well, Hello there Lovely Linda! So nice to see you here at Party Time Tuesdays! I agree with your sentiment... this is simply fabulous. I love the music note paper! The little beads on the speaker are a great touch. Wonderful card. Hope to see you play one of our challenges again soon!
    PTT DT

  7. What an awesome design! I love the grammophone image - what a delight! Thanks for sharing at Paper Romance!

  8. Hi Linda. A very nostalgic card, beautifully co-ordinated and I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  9. Goodness - I hope you didn't pull all of your hair out! You are too funny! I love the card! I have that stamp set too and love the way you used it. It is fab! Have a great week!

  10. lovely card Linda, thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  11. Wow stunning! Thank you for joining us Top Tip Tuesday this week.


  12. Great image! Beautiful papers too :)

    Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

    Sandra P

  13. Lovely card thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Little Claire x

  14. Very stunning and elegant card Linda..Love the colours..Loz

  15. Very cool card, love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  16. Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Card Cupids Challenge.

  17. Great card, Linda - I love that gramophone image - great vintage look.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  18. What a stunning card! love all the special touches and details! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  19. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT!

  20. Oh Linda this is lovely - one would not think that it was such a pain to make :-) Love the concept of a brad on the buttons!

  21. Hi Linda, how wonderful your card is with these wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place in our "Buttons" challenge! :~)

  22. Fabulous card Linda. I really like the way you alternated the various elements. I also enjoyed reading about your faith.
    I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

  23. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges this week!!

  24. Great card. Love the image and sentiment, lovely colours too. Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge at Little Claire :o) Lisa x

  25. Lovely card Linda. Great colour combo. I sit for a while sorting my buttons and wonder why none will do as well. lol. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you next time.

  26. Very lovely card. Love the way you have used the vitrola and sheet music. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  27. Very cute card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenges. I hope to see you again.

  28. Lovely card! Thanks for the scripture and inspiration this morning!

    Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

  29. What a great card - love your gems. Thanks for joining us this time at Southern Girls.
    Alicia xx


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