Sunday, July 3, 2011

SSIC LOC Keeping it Simple

It is time for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - what a treat is was to see all of the red, white and blue last week - your cards were amazing!!  Thank you for the inspiration you being each of us on the Design Team!
This weeks challenge is brought to us by the effervescent Peggysue

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46
Peggysue has challenged us to do a CAS card - a real challenge for me - CAS does not come naturally for me - this page for my Paper Bag Album is about as CAS as it gets for me!  LOL!

I have used the Layers of Color Vintage Medallion art stencil for my background, sponging it with Distress Ink - it makes a great background and is so easy!  Add a fabulous flower from Prima and a sentiment from Autumn Leaves

and finish off with this divine leaf that was given to me in a RAK and it is easy and CAS from me!

I am happy to have one more page completed in my Paper Bag Album, I created it quite some time ago.  I never seem to put these together quickly, like some of you - I potter with them and do a bit here and there - but I get there eventually!

This project is for the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Vintage
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer
Wee Memories - Summertime
Be Inspired - Eye Candy Monthly Challenge - Use Purple and Green
Bling It On - Anything Goes
Class Act Insider - Vintage
Crafty Catz - Use Colours of Summer
Stampin for the Weekend - My Favourite Things - Layers of Color art stamps
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Summer Fun

Being still - it sounds so easy, but is anything but!!  Being still is not merely a matter of sitting still, infact it really isn't anything to do with our physical state - but rather, as so many truths in the Word of God are - it is a state of the heart.

The pace of life today has become so fast, the days are moving at such an incredible rate that we find ourselves caught up in it and being still is the last thing possible, whether it is our minds, hearts or body!  We lose sight of the one truth that we need to stay focuses in, is infact a vital factor in our daily walk with Him.....being still and knowing that He is God.  God is sovereign and reigns over all the earth - His peace is there for us all, as we come before Him and be still, setting our minds and hearts on Him and who He is.  I pray that each of us will make the time to 'be still' - it is only then that we will know He is God!!

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps.
The prize is a $15.00 Gift Certificate!
Thank you to Lori for her being such a generous sponsor

You can see Peggysue's devotional on over at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.
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 * Kristine * MariLynn * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka * Sabrina*

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  1. This is just lovely linda! So cheerful and feminine. :)

  2. lovely flower and great for our summer theme and thanks for joining CC this week

  3. Beautiful Linda, as always! Love that stencil and forgot that I have it too - need to pull that back out. Have a great week!

  4. Linda, I think the thing I appreciate about you the ost is that you know the 'heart' of the matter. That that is what matters to God!
    Beautiful CAS page! =)
    Now I have to go try one myself! =)

  5. Good job with the CAS, Linda. It looks like your style but a bit 'less'. Amazing how you can do so much with the stencils isn't it?

  6. Gorgeous CAS page! I love it! This weeks inspiration at SSIC is so good, bringing us back to our source of power...God!

  7. This is stunning, gorgeous colors. Have a wonderful 4th.

  8. Wow Linda!I love the colors and your absolutely stunning flower!Thanks for sharing your take on Peggysue's devotional.How true!

  9. This is beautiful Linda!! Love that flourish sponged in green and your big pink flower POPS off of it. =) Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  10. Beautiful Linda! I love that big flower! I thought maybe you had made it but Prima is a lot simpler! :) You and I were on the same wavelength for sure this week as we meditated on this verse! Amen and amen! Have a wonderful week!!!

  11. OMGosh this is gorgeous I love the CAS style,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Colours of Summer Challenge,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)

  12. Oh so lovely...makes me think of fresh summer watermelon!!!

  13. I love the stenciled medallion on your paper bag book. I was just thinking the other day that I should make another one. I love the flower that you used. I hope that you have a wonderful blessed week!!

  14. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  15. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at RRC this time hope you will join us again xx

  16. WOw gorgeous card I love the inking technique it gives the project so much depth,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 141Here Comes Summer, I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  17. Wonderful card to match the thoughts and verse.

  18. Truly beautiful, i'm loving that flower, thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Bling It On.
    Shell xx

  19. super summer card, gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing with Craftycatz, x carol

  20. that is a fabulous stamp and I happen to love your flower. that's going to be a heck of an album when it's complete.
    thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

  21. I need to find a plane ticket to Australia one day just to give you a hug, what wonderful words you shared about the verse, so true. And that album page is lovely! All of your creations, scrolling down to view this one, are beautiful, that frame on the post up above this one, wow! Have a blessed week!

  22. Really wonderful card. Great colour combo. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges.
    Love n hugs

  23. This is really stunning and i would love some of those beautiful flowers!! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

  24. Hi Linda,
    This looks beautiful. Your flower is gorgeous & the colour scheme is fab. The effect is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters tis week.
    Andie xx

  25. Beautiful page Linda, lovely flower! Thanks for taking part in the RRC and CYDA challenges xx

  26. Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you join in with our Clean and Simple Challenge this week as I'd love to see what you create for it.

  27. What a beautiful card! The colors and the flower - oh it's just gorgeous!! Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!


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