Sunday, March 6, 2011

SSIC Fragrant Rose

Hello and happy Sunday!   With Sunday comes many things and one of them is the - Stampin' Sister in Christ Challenge, which is  is brought to us this week by the very lovely Chris.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:7

Chris has challenged us to use stamped flowers on your creation...(dp, embossing or paper flowers do not count as a stamped flower)

The image I have used is part of a RAK from my friend Gunn - I have held onto this for sometime and am glad I did - it is perfect for this week challenge.  It has been coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen then cut out, popped up on foam tape and layered into a Floral Doily Nestibilitie that has been cut out with my Grand Calibur.

You can see the dimension in this photo.  I like to use thinner foam tape to give some dimension but not have it too high/

The sheet music is from an old Hymnal and the crochet lace and bow finish the card off - in my opinion!  LOL!

This card is for the following challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend - Spring
Craft Us Crazy - Anything that Reminds You of Nature
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Delightful Challenges - Welcome Spring
Paper Play - Shabby Chic/ Vintage
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring
Simply Create - The Power of Flowers
Try It On Tuesday - Inspired by a Song - Paper Roses!
Gingerloft - Flowers
Polka Doodles - Flower Power
Die Cut Dreams - Spring Garden Scene
By the Cute and Girly - Springtime

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:7

There is not much assurity in this day and age that something will last forever - everything is disposable and only made to last a certain time.  the aim of manufacturers is no longer to give us a product that will last a lifetime, but instead to provide a product that will last for a few years and then be replaced with a newer more expensive model.

Sadly, even marriage is not looked at the same - it is no longer a 'til death do us part' commitment but a commitment that people make until it doesn't work for them anymore - is has become disposable and then onto the next one!

God's Word however is not disposable and does not come with an use by date, but it endures forever - it stands the test of time and remains the same - no tarnishing or erosion - no corruption of any kind.  God's Word it true and pure and His promises are there for us today, the same as they were there for our ancestors in days gone by.  How amazing is this. 

I have to wonder if this concept is one that gets harder for people to grasp, with the way society has changed - the understanding of everlasting is not one that is seen or taught - how much more important is it then that we share Gods Word with our children and their children - that they can know and understand that God is a God of His Word !

 Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!  There is even more inspiration to see with our three new Design Team Sistah's

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

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  1. This is gorgeous Linda! Beautiful design and colors.
    Wonderful insight on the verse this morning.

  2. Beautiful words, dear friend! Very insightful - thank you!!! Your card is stunning - I love anything with music. Thanks for sharing!!!! Hugs...have a beautiful day!

  3. What a wonderful insight on the verse Linda. How encouraging to know that God's word is never changing and will endure forever.

    What a beautiful design on your card. So vintage. Love the added lace and the rose.

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  4. Oh Linda, this is beautiful! I really love the subtle coloring of the flower and the frame is perfect! Your devotion is perfect - you use words so well!

  5. Oh Linda... a beautiful card and beautiful words! So true!!! I love reading your thoughts each week!!! Your RAK image is gorgeous and I LOVE that SB die! Can't wait to get mine!!! The lace bow is beautiful!!! A real wow card today Linda! Have a blessed week my friend!!!

  6. Hi Linda: I just stopped by to say hello as I saw your name at the Gingerloft Challenge. What a pretty card you created too for the challenge. Miss you guys. I don't have much time anymore with working and taking card of my family, but I am enjoying being back to work. Wishing you and your family many blessings.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  7. Oh my o my! Beautiful stamped image! Such a stunning card! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft.

  8. Oh, so vintage chic! Gorgeous flower image and the lace used as a bow is fantastic.

  9. Your card is stunning! So vintage and shabby chic! :)
    I wish you a happy and creative week!

  10. Linda this is a work of art darling so classy
    Thanks for joining in the Die cut Dreams challenge this time
    Hugs Susie Sugar and the Dream Team xx

  11. Your card is beautiful. thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

  12. Hello sweet friend!! I am so happy to be working with you, I can barely contain myself :D:D! I absolutely love your card and those special little "Linda" touches are amazing!! I love that Doily Nestie you've used!! Have a blessed week! Hugs, Sabrina

  13. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us at DCD
    Chris x

  14. Beautiful card Linda! And I ADORE your new blog background with those gorgeous birds =) So pretty!

  15. "Ancient words every true, changing me and changing you." Amen, sister!

    Another beautiful vintage card by Lovely Linda! Bless you, dear girl. Thanks for all you do for SSIC.


  16. This is stunning Linda. Love that Rose. :)

  17. BRILLIANT card! Love EVERYTHING about it!
    Blessings Bernie

  18. Linda I can almost 'smell' that rose - it is beautiful - and the bow complements it perfectly.
    Love your meditations too.

  19. WOW Linda, this is gorgeous. I have to say you right. Ppl do forget marridge is forever. Once you say I do that it is. Ok if I would be abbused I would not tnink to save marridge but run. Me and my partner are not married (yet ) but hopefully we get there to. I've got a gem parner and I would never leave him.
    Anyway I love all your details on yr card, thanks palying along with TIOT

  20. wow! stunning creation, love all your details and colors and fabulous lace bow, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Die Cut Dreams

  21. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us in our Nature challenge at Craft Us Crazy

  22. Wow! Now I see how you get your name because this is VERY lovely Linda!!! Love the coloring of the flower and the different details in the card!!! Beautiful and stunning work!!

  23. Linda, gorgeous card my friend! I love the roses. You know I love the use of the old hymns. I like how you punched the bottom and distresed it. Thank you for your thoughts on this weeks scripture. With so much changing and temporal, it is so comforting to know we have a God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Have a blessed day today!

  24. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the detail.


  25. Gorgeous!
    Wonderful card:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  26. Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

  27. LOVE this card Linda!! The lace, coloring and die is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the world certainly seems to be changing in its' view of so many things.... It becomes most vital for we as God's people to train our children in HIS ways. Blessings to you my friend!

  28. Just gorgeous, love everything about it, thanks for sharing with us this time at Gingerloft, Wendy xx

  29. This is a wonderful project! Love the colours. Thank you so much for entering it in the DCD and SFTW challenges and good luck!

  30. Beautiful Rose Image! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for participating in Delightful Challenges this week!

  31. Ooh, I love your shabby chic/vintage card! Thanks for joining in at Paper Play this week!
    Alicia xx

  32. Great card ! i love those rose images. THanks for playing with us over at POlka Doodles

  33. Wonderful card and love the vintage look.
    Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  34. Lovely card and beautiful roses.
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles flower power challenge and good luck!

  35. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!


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