Sunday, April 22, 2012

SSIC Shining

It is time for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and this week I am honoured to be the hostess.  We are really blessed to see so many of you playing along and love to read your comments and encouragement - thank you!

The scripture I have chosen is:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
 Psa 119:105
and my challenge is to create a card/project in soft pastel palette - black or white can be used as a neutral.
I have create dtwo cards for this weeks challenge, the first is using a free digital image and Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles along with the Fancy Tags Three - the divine bling is Nestabling from Want2Scrap and the paper is from My Mind's Eye™
My second card has been created using a scripture from our sponsor, Inspired Stamps.  I was thrilled to see one of the sets I received from Antionette had the very scripture for this weeks devotional and I could not resist using it!

I have also used Spellbinders Floral Oval, all Dies on both cards have been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

A Seam Binding bow and a gorgeous bling corner designed by NinaB Designs for Want2scrap.

The lamp is an imageby Darkroom Door....it is the first time I have inked it and definitely will not be the last!!
This card is for the following challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas - Make it Girlie  - card 1
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Something New (bling) - both cards
Fairy Fun Fridays -  Anything with Flowers - card 1
Fussy and Fancy - Punches / Dies - both cards
Charisma Cardz - Shabby chic
Colour CreateYellow, blue and white with an optional extra of Shells
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers
Shelly's Images - Anything goes
Little Claire's   - Spring
Rogue Redhead Designs  - Spring Fashion Colours
This verse of scripture always speaks to me of how specific God is - he is a light to our path - to show us where we are going, the big picture, His Word is also a lamp unto our feet, to light the very next steps we take! He lights our way in the dark, to prevent us stumbling over obstacles or falling down cliffs, or even just wandering off the path onto things that would lead us into danger or even turn us away from God's path for our lives.
The light unto our path speaks to us not only of God lighting our way so that we can walk safely and see any dangers ahead, but it clearly symbolises the Word of God being our guide.  As we study it and take 'onboard' it's teachings, will clearly see the path, avoiding all of the pits and obstacles, missing those distractions or byways, that can be so cleverly disguised and would lead us astray.  God's Word is a light unto our path - a guide for us to heed.
The concept of a lamp, to me, is something that is close by, even held in the hand to bring light directly onto something close by.  A light is more general and sheds light on everything around us - on His works and all that we do.  It seems that God has all aspects covered - but there are no surprises there!
I pray the Light of the World will continue to shine on us, in us and through us!
Thank you to our sponsor Inspired Stamps
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. Linda, you are amazing - a miracle worker with Spellbinders and your designs are wonderful. Could I just come sit on your shoulder (a much smaller version of me of course) and watch you create? Love these and your devotion was fantastic!

  2. That first card is a beautiful piece of art, Linda. The second is also beautiful, but the first is so fresh & different. Love them! I know it's been forever, nothing wrong just busy. Hugs~Lori

  3. Wow Linda, two beautiful cards my dear Thank you for joining us again this week over at Fairy Fun Friday with your gorgeous work. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  4. WOW! As always, both cards are FABULOUS Linda! LOVE the design on the first card and the colors are the 2nd are so striking! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  5. Beautiful cards Linda, love how you used the frame in the first one. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  6. Both are so beautiful! And how much we need that light! What a blessing it is to be sure! Wishing you a week filled with God's light to show you the path.

  7. Stunning cards, the colours are fabulous... simply gorgeous... Thanks for joining us over at Fussy & Fancy, x May x

  8. These are so beautiful Linda!! I can't really say which one I love the best - very uniquely different. Your fancy frame on the 2nd one is a "must-have" (now on my wishlist) so elegant!! Love the lamp post used behind the verse too! Lovely cards as usual *Ü* Hope you have a lovely week! ((hugs))

  9. Another two beautiful cards - love the way you have constructed the first one, and the second one just sings to me with that glorious yellow/gold colour, especially the ribbon!

  10. Both cards are amazing! I love the unique framing of the first one!

    Thanks for playing the Spring Colors Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  11. These are both absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the street lamp behind the verse!!

  12. Such beautiful cards, Linda...I love your designs and those beautiful nestabilities! Your devotional sheds much "light" on this verse...something to think on this week. Sometimes those more common scriptures escape scrutiny...and this is one of those for me. I am thankful for God's word and His guidance in my life! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and the testimony you are to Christ's light!

  13. Oh, my goodness...all the gorgeous die cut layers on this cards are wonderful. Each is beautifully designed, and I just love all the bling on #2. Linda, this was a wonderful challenge...one of my favorite verses. Thanks for a stirring devotional.

  14. Just Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this time x

  15. Beautiful, Thanks for playing along with us at this week charisma.

    Kate xxx

  16. Linda, truly LOVELY! Living up to your name!

  17. WOW Linda this is just so beautiful!
    I love the gorgeous work with the gems and your ribbon and bow are just divine! Gorgeous nestie too :)
    So lovely to catch up on some of your wonderful creations.

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Blue, Yellow and White Challenge!

    Sharon x

  18. This is adorable and thanks for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Hugz, Beth


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