Sunday, May 27, 2012

SSIC Not Afraid

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is all about not being afraid......and Candace has chosen this scripture:

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" Psalm 118:6

We have been challenged to do something on your card that you're "afraid" of! For example, CAS style, stitching, a vintage look, etc. Just do something you wouldn't normally do!

For me that us leaving so much white on a card - my 'signature style' is to fill it with layers. lace, bling and anything vintage...so I extended the challenge and made my card without any image as well....

But I could not just leave the white plain and had to emboss using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the Enchanted M-Bossabilities.  I love this ribbon, which is lightly wired and created such a gorgeous bow.  I have used a recycled button and snipped the back off.  Quick and easy but so elegant - don't you think and suitable for many occasions!

This card is for the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Wedding (or Love)
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Vintage or Shabby Chic

Thank you to our sponsor Sweet n' Sassy 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. very elegant card:)) i like it.
    hugs from poland!

  2. Simple elegance...a fabulous flair with the understated. I love it! I'm keeping it in my CAS inspirations folder. That ribbon is gorgeous and this is a perfect way to showcase it. Love the card. Have a "clean and simple" week, girlfriend...you're due one!

  3. Gorgeous card, Linda!! God bless.

  4. Stunning card and LOVE the lacy ribbon..Loz

  5. WOW - your CAS card is gorgeous! That ribbon is fantastic!

  6. Beautiful... really feminine and pretty.

  7. Beautiful as always, but very minimalist for you! Can the m-bossibilites be used in the Sizixx Big Shot Express?

  8. Beautiful! And no surprise that you can do it well even if it isn't the 'norm'! =)

  9. Magnificent, Linda! You should try this more often! You are great at both styles!

  10. This card is absolutely stunning and would be appropriate for so many occasions. That ribbon is gorgeous!

  11. Hi Linda! Oooooooo! Your card is SO lovely! Very elegant with that special ribbon. And I love the subtle embossed background. Great CAS card! You did it!
    Have a great (better) week, Sister! You and fam are in my prayers!

  12. Beautiful card Linda, and as much as you try to keep your signature a bit different on this card, I can still see 'you' in its creation. :) The ribbon is stunning and this is a lovely card. Wishing you a blessed week with lots of hugs from our heavenly Father.

  13. Fabulous, that bow is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

    ~Melissa, PTT DT

  14. Even though you cut back to make it less color, it's STILL an absolutely stunning card Linda! That ribbon is gorgeous and really makes a pretty focal point for your card. LOVE IT!! *Ü*

  15. Amazing card! You have a gift - a gift of exceptional card making. How you can make a CAS into such a work of elegance and beauty - I love it. Have a great week dear friend.

  16. Linda: Oh, so wonderful! Thank you for entering your project in our Challenge #14 - Wedding [Love].

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  17. You know I think this is wonderful, but I am happy to state it again :-).

  18. This is gorgeous! I love the embossing and slight coloring on the edges and that ribbon is so pretty! You did a great job keeping it clean and simple! I Love it!!! ~H

  19. Absolutely beautiful. I love the embossing and that gorgeous ribbon.

  20. Wow what fantastic embossing and that bow is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie x

  21. Absolutely lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!


  22. Gorgeous - this is so elegant and the ribbon finishes it off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at Pennys.

    Helen x

  23. this card is just too pretty, the bow looks amazing as the main embellishment.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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