Sunday, February 13, 2011

SSIC Postcards

Hello everyone - how is your weekend going - mine has been lovely - very peaceful and a  nice pace after school starting back for our kids this week....it is the final year at High School for two of ours and that is a daunting thought - not for them though - they can hardly wait!  LOL!  While they have been at school I have been working my way through some images that have sat on my desk and I am happy to be able to show you some of them with this weeks Stampin' Sisters  in Christ Challenge..

This weeks challenge has been brought to us by the always sweet Patti J, who has chosen this wonderful verse:

 "Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Patti J's challenge to us is since it is Valentine's Week, let's make a KISS Card (Keep it simple, Sisters!) - One layer card.

I have made a set of three postcards - all one layer - shocked me too!  LOL!  But I did have fun with the postcard style - that is why you are seeing three this week!  I am sure there will be more where these came from - there are numerous stamp sets that this style would work with!

I have used some gorgeous images that were sent to my by my dear friend Gunn - I love the way these images are inked, there is a fabulous feel to them

 - I have added sentiments from the SU Winter Post set and a Paris set that I have.  I always love to use stamps from different sets - it creates unique cards with a collage feel!

Thises Card Making Mamas - Love - card 3
Crafty Catz - Valentines/Love - card 3
Totally Papercrafts - Clean and Simple - all cards
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes - all cards
Raise the Bar - Valentines Card with no Pink/Red - card 3
Pattie's Creations - Recycle Something - card 3 - sheet music
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentines - card 3
Pals Paper Arts - Vintage - all cards
ABC Challenge - N is for Neutrals - all cards
Rainbow Ladies - It' All About Love - card 3
Wow - what a scripture!!  SO many of us would love more money than we have - or do not have.  Not necessarily to INDULGE but to be able to live comfortably and be able to help those in need - wouldn't that be wonderful!!  But lately we have seen a number of families that have all the money they could possibly need and it has not brought them any joy - infact is making them miserable and causing more pressure than they can bear.

As we are all aware it is not money that is the problem , it is the LOVE of money.  Money itself is a good thing, a blessing infact.  Why is it then that people can never get enough, they try and hold onto it and become miserable.  Perhaps the answer is that God is no longer theirr provider, they are not dependent on Him for their daily needs.  It is better to have Godly riches than earthly wealth...there is a HUGE difference!!

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

 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 *

and there is more.....

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  1. So vintage and beautiful Linda!! You sure did rock this challenge. What an awesome array of stamps!! Love the monochromatic colors. Have a great week!

  2. Oh Linda I really really LOVE these postcards! The images are sooo wonderful!!! I love the vintage feel! Your words are spot on and always inspire me! Thank you for your Christian testimony and example... for letting your light always shine!!!

  3. Hi Linda! These are so beautiful! I love the monochromatic and the vintage feel to them. They truly look like old postcards. Way to rock the challenge! Have a wonderful week dear friend!

  4. I just love that image Linda, reminds me of a stair way to heaven. Beautifully done my sister.
    hugs :)

  5. Linda - Love the sheet music as your recycling part of your postcard.
    Well Done!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. gorgeous work so pretty thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Ah these are super . I love them all, especially the middle one, thanks for playing on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

  8. Great postcards Linda. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

  9. Beautiful post cards, Linda! Wowzers! You are amazing! Have a wonderful week!

  10. So vintage, great images!! These postcards are a true wow, look like they came from the last century.

  11. Linda, I love these postcards! So Vintage looking...Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie's Creations.

    Hugs ♥

  12. Beautiful postcards, Linda! Way to go with the KISS style.

  13. So beautiful, thanks for joining our challenge this week at Crafty Catz and C.R.A.F.T. x carol

  14. Very interesting with a real vintage feel.

  15. These are fabulous, Linda - a real vintage feel to them despite the lack of layers, lace and distressing :-)

  16. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  17. fabulous post card project.. amazing.. thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations this week and hope to see you again next week.. hugs Bev PT DT

  18. Super postcards Linda, thanks for sharing at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

  19. Stunning - love your KISS post cards - I've never seen anything stamped this way - You rock girl. UPS thanks for joining PCDT/LindaS/DT

  20. Very pretty! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  21. Very pretty and gorgeous base colours, thanks for joining us at tpc
    Joey xx

  22. You have made postcards that are hard to accept as new - are you sure they aren't pukka vintage? LOL - Well done! fabulous job!
    Thanks for for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week!
    Love JenLee
    Design Team 2 Lead

  23. Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar during non-traditional Valentine's week; I'm late in responding to participants!


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