Sunday, April 8, 2012

SSIC Joyful

Easter Blessings to you and your family!  What a special day it is today for those of us who celebrate Easter in it's truest form.  This week at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge it is no different, the lovely Traci has chosen this scripture for us:
 "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:2-3

   Traci's challenge is to make a joy-ful card; something celebratory!

There is nothing more symbolic, and no greater reason to celebrate than the Cross, especially as we celebrate Easter,  It is firstly the place where our Saviour was crucified for all mankind and the forgiveness of our sins through His blood that was shed for our salvation.

On Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday as it is known  we celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ has Risen from the Dead.  His death on the cross and the shedding of His Blood brought our salvation!  He rose from the dead conquering sin and death - what an amazing time in His-story!!  What a Saviour!  In a world that is looking for answers and for hero's - is there any greater than Jesus - He truly is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!!

Religion is man's search for God, I love the fact that Christianity is the only religion where God reaches down to man - and that makes it personal, all about relationship - a matter of the heart!  Knowing this, we can declare:

 He is Risen - He is Risen indeed!

This card is for the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
One Stop Craft - Pastel and Die Cuts
Secret Crafter - Easter
Bloggers - To "Die" For
Rainbow Lady'sEaster
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Easter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter
Tandastamps - Easter
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - Easter + bling
Thank you to our sponsor Paper Pretties

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

* Kristine * Linda (that's me) * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Traci M *

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. Gorgeous Easter card, Linda!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Easter Weekend!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  2. Absolutely beautiful Linda! I pray you have had a wonderful Easter celebrating our risen Lord :)

  3. Happy Easter my sister.. This is gorgeous.

  4. Gorgeous creation Linda! Wishing you & yours a Blessed Easter! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. Lovely card Lovely Linda and the real Easter message too. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  6. Beautiful and joyful, Linda!! He is risen! I love your message and so agree God chose to bend down to humanity, I am so thankful that HE now has residence in the heart of believers worldwide! Thanks for sharing your message and beautiful card today!

  7. Lovely Easter card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Easter" challenge & good luck in the draw..

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  8. Such a beautiful card. I really like the dies that you used, and the embellishments are the perfect touch!

  9. Linda what truth and beauty, so right, that is what brings the tears to my eyes, that God reached down to us to save us, the distinguishing difference in Christianity compared to any other religion in the world. What a beautiful card to celebrate a beautiful day! Big HUGS this day to you my friend!

  10. Linda this is an amazing card!SO elegant and vintage and so YOU! I love it.

  11. this card is really meaningful and lovely Linda. I love how the cross is the main image signifying the true reason for Easter. The papers and embellishments you have used go perfectly together :)

    I hope you and your family had a Happy and Holy Easter. I was really nervous about Easter this year as it was the first without my dad. We were blessed though and went to a beautiful church service and went and saw "the worlds most exotic marigold hotel" which to me was a movie about renewal, most appropriate for this year.

    Thanks for reminding us about the true meaning of Easter.

    Thanks so much also for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to enter your lovely work :)

  12. Oh Linda your card is quite marvelous! I love all the pearls! It's a total thrill to have you join us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  13. Very beautiful. Those dies are gorgeous and the pearls really add to the layout. Thanks again for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

  14. Your Easter card is beautiful, Linda! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge. Hope your Easter was a lovely one!

  15. oh that card is stunningly beautiful. i absolutely love it. thanks so much for playing along with us at the sisterhood of crafters.

  16. A beaautiful card, the cross is stunning and I love your choice of colours. Thanks for sharing at Rainbow Ladys. Elizabeth x

  17. what a gorgeous Easter Creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
    Hugs and Happy Easter
    Kate x

    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  18. Great scripture! Your Cross card goes beautifully with it. Love the coloring on the inside edges. Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment!

  19. Beautiful! Love how you framed the cross! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  20. Linda, what a delicate cross. The pearls look amazing on it. I like how you have it framed. Wonderful words of grace and encouragement. Thanks for sharing them and your beautiful card. You are an amazing mom, artist, blogger, and friend. I am so glad to call you my friend!! Have a blessed week!

  21. very pretty easter card thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment this week.

  22. a very pretty card thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment.

  23. What a Gorgeous Easter Creation. Such pretty colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week.

  24. Wonderful card to celebrate an awesome ocassion.

  25. Love all those fancy edges and that beautiful cross. Absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  26. Beautiful!! Wow!

    Happy Easter to you and your family! He has risen indeed!

  27. Beautiful Easter Card - this looks lovely!

    Thanks ever so much for joining us at CYDA for our Easter challenge!

    Julie x

  28. Amazing that a device of torture and shame could become a symbol of the greatest love we will ever know. This is a beautiful card, Linda. I love that filigree-edged mat, and all the delicate details you added. A simply elegant tribute to our Savior!

  29. This is so beautiful,in design and meaning

  30. Absolutely gorgeous card!!
    Truly worth celebrating... "Up from the grave He arose"!!!

  31. Hi Linda,
    This looks beautiful & so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx

  32. Linda these are beautiful.Thanks for joining in with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx


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