Sunday, January 29, 2012

SSIC True to You

It is Sunday and time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - and we all love that don't we! It is my honour to be hosting this weeks challenge and have chosen:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

My challenge is to create a card/project true to your style - show us who you really are!

It should come as no surprise that I love vintage, it would have to be my signature style, although I am loving a touch of shabby vintage as well - such a pretty style.  But for this challenge, I have created a vintage card - sing some divine paper from an old Dressmaking Book, that I was given by a friend - it makes the most perfect DP.

I have used the Spellbinders Decorative Dress Forms Die, the stand is created using the Spellbinders Elegant Posts Die, cutting both Dies with the Grand Calibur.

The sentiment is from the Layers of Color Sweet Silhouettes clear art stamp set and has been cut with the Spellbinders Classic Circles Die LG. 

One thing I am sure of - our minds are always full...of one thing or another - we would all have a different answer if I asked you 'what was on your mind today?'  Our answer would depend on those things we fill our mind with, our hope and dreams, those things that both consume our minds and feed the 'inner man'.

In this day and age, it is becoming increasing harder to think only on the above things, we are constantly bombarded by the negative influences that confront us in everyday life through the many forms of media that is at our fingertips today.  We may try to justify the things that go through our minds that are anything but true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; virtuous, and praiseworthy - I believe Paul himself would have a battle on his hands.....

In this verse the Greek word for 'think'  means 'to keep on thinking.'  It is not enough to think about these things once and move onto the next thing - our minds need to be continually filled, they should be part of our everyday  spiritual diet .  The more we think of these things, the sooner it becomes a way of life for us and we in turn LIVE what we believe - becoming more like Christ to those who are searching for Him.

This card is for the following challenges:
BasicGrey - Favourite Things (Dies)
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Drunken Stampers - Use Something New (DP)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Something Old
Truly Scrumptious - something forgotten
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts 
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  1. This is truly you, Linda - so shabby and beautiful!

  2. I loved this challenge Linda! I really was not sure if I actually have a style of my own so I incorporated many thinks that I gravitate towards. Loved the verse - loved your devotion and oh so true - keep thinking! Have a fantastically wonderful week!

  3. Linda, this is sooo "YOU"!! You do vintage so well, and love the dress form on there! That's so interested that you got your hands on an actual dress maker's book! How cool to incorporate that into your works of heART *Ü* Lovely job. So now... do those dress form dies have to be used with the grand calibur? Or are they small enough to use with a cuttlebug? Hmmm! ;) Hope you have a wonderful week sistah!

  4. Beautiful, Linda. You are a blessing to me so it's a perfect sentiment of 'you' not just your style. Sorry I haven't been commenting as of late, life gets hectic sometimes. I have been following your lovely work though. Hugs~Lori

  5. Linda this card is so 'you' :-)! love it, and thank you for reminding me of that scripture... and all it's implications.

  6. A beautiful card Linda! I love how the word "measure" in your sentiment so perfectly fits both the dress theme and the musical theme! Very clever!!! Love your style gf! Loved the verse you chose this week too! I use it often!!!

  7. Linda is this is a repeat... sorry! I tried to leave a comment earlier and it seems to have disappeared. Anyway... just wanted to say thanks for the great verse this week and your thoughts on it! I use this verse often myself! Love your card and loved how the word measure in your sentiment so perfectly fits both the dress form image and the musical theme! Perfection!!! Love your style!!!

  8. Beautiful Card Linda. I am glad that you know your style. At the moment I am not sure what my style is! But as I said a beautiful card and verse.

  9. Fantastic card. Love that paper from the dressmaking book.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  10. Love, love, love this card. Such a great collage- wish I could do half as good as you, but def not my style.

  11. Definitly your style! And I love the sentiment with the dressform! You are such an inspiration!

  12. Okay, this is amazing! And this is TOTALLY you!!! LOVE all the vintage goodness you show--this is amazing! :)

  13. Linda you have such a unique style, I think I would recognize one of your cards among a thousand, it is so beautiful and elegant. Loved your thoughts on the verse this week as well, much food for thought! The kind of thoughts I shouldn't chase away. :) Hugs!!!


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