Sunday, November 13, 2011

SSIC LOC The Lord Bless You

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ is brought to us by the wonderful Traci Major.
This weeks Scripture is:

"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." ESV
1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Traci has challenged us to create a card or project that depicts gratitude...it can be an image of something you are grateful for, a scripture that evokes your gratitude, or it can be a card made especially for a person you would like to thank this time of year!!

I have used am image from one of the Layers of Color New Release clear art stamp sets

This sentiment is one of my favourites - it is such a blessing to have it as a stamp - there are so many occasions I can think of to use it. It has been cut out using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and the Labels Fourteen Nestibilitie and Labels Ten

The butterfly is from another Layers of Color New Release set, the Fairy Wishes clear art stamp set, it has been cut out and popped up on foam tape.

I love this scripture and am grateful for the blessing of God that He pours out so freely. So often we forget to express our gratitude, not intentionally, but just get caught up in life and all that comes with it in our lives...I often think about the ten lepers that were healed - I am sure they were all excited and so happy, but only one returned to say thank you Lord.....

I pray that each of us will be mindful of all He is and all He does for  us - forget NOT His benefits!
This card is for the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Thank you (Thanksgiving)
Challenge Up Your Life - Friendship
Fussy and Fancy - be thankful and feature a sentiment
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes Something Old, Something New (Old DP, new image)
Just For Fun - Your Favourite Colour
Ruby's Rainbow - something with wings
WordArt Wednesdays - see site for word art
Die Cuttin' Divas - Lets be Thankful
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Something with Wings

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor this week - Simon Says Stamp
You can read Traci's full devotional over at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are inspirational on so many levels!!

Make sure you SAVE the DATES!

"Nina B. Designs" new art stamp line

will be released at Layers of Color boutique

November 16th!

Lace, silhouettes, sentiments, and huge flowers are among the gorgeous art stamps designed by the talented and popular designer, Nina Brackett! Sneak peeks starting Monday, November 7th!
Laura Kirste Campbell's first Spellbinders die templates
will be revealed at Spellbinders blog and Layers of Color blog

November 15th and 16th!

Nina Brackett and Laura have co-designed the Spellbinders die template set being revealed November 15th, and Laura designed the Spellbinders die template set being revealed November 16th. You'll want to be first in line to get both!
Such an exciting month at Layers of Color
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps 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 support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. Linda, this card is beautiful and fits our Be Thankful/Feature a Sentiment challenge perfectly! Your featured sentiment is fantastic - I love its emotion!
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  2. Your cards are always so gorgeous and this is no exception. Love that butterfly !!!!! Wow Fabulous card!!!!!

  3. Lovely card, Pink and Green is a great combination very and fresh and pretty. Just wondering which is your favourite colour! thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  4. Gorgeous card Linda!! I love the pink and green with the added butterfly!! So elegant!!

    Beautifully written post!!

    Have a great week!!

  5. Yes I to like pink and green :)
    Thank you for sharing with us t Just for Fun
    Von x

  6. Lovely card with a beautiful blessing.

  7. A Beautiful card for a Beautiful scripture, Linda. The soft colors depict so well the tender hearted nature of our Father, the way He 'cuddles' and 'snuggles' us, just as a father does his little toddler. That's the picture I get in my mind when I read this scripture.
    You've done a wonderful job, as always, my friend!! What a blessing it is to so many of us that your heart is also tender toward the Father. ((hugs))

  8. Linda, this is gorgeous! I love this verse and it is so beautifully design.

  9. a gorgeous card! love the elegant style of it!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. This is stunning Linda! LOVE how you highlighted the banner and never thought of that...totally duh moment, lol! Beautifully designed my friend, thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Hi Linda this is wonderful. Thanks for joining us again at SSDS with your stunning card.
    I am having a give away at my blog. I would love for you to join in.
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  12. Once again you have created a masterpiece. Love this (main) stamp - it is a scripture that I love and have cherished over the years.

  13. Fabulous card

    Thank you for joining us this time at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again soon xx

  14. Wow, wunderschön.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  15. Beautiful! nice details, sentimment and colors. TFS with us at 2SC.
    Zulma DT

  16. Absolutely stunning card its brilliant


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