Sunday, November 25, 2012

SSIC Christmas Blessings

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is hosted by Kris.
 "They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And... presented gifts to Him." Matthew 2:10-11

Kris has asked us to make a Christmas Card or project.
It is with very mixed feelings that we share our cards this week and the news that this is the last week of the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.  This is the most amazing group of ladies, both past and present, who have come together each week to share challenges and inspire us with their art and from the heart.
The Stampin' Sisters are sharing Faith Based Christmas Cards this week, although the challenge is for any Christmas Card.  It is our faith that is our mutual bond and the whole foundation of this wonderful challenge, we are from all different denominations but our Design Team is all united in our faith and love for  the one true God, Jehovah - after all, it is not God who puts 'fences' around Churches, it is people who do - I very much doubt that we will be seated in Heaven according to denomination!
I have used an image from Crafty Secrets! I have used theSpellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine  to cut out the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles as my card base and added the gorgeous Want2Scrap co-ordinating Nestabling. My sentiment has been embossed using Tuskineko Gold Embossing Powder.
I want to take this opportunity to thank each Stampin' Sister in Christ, for their friendship, encouragement and support, both corporately and personally.  You enrich my life and I am so grateful that our 'sisterhood' has eternal value and is not limited to being on a Design Team together, although that has been an amazing journey in itself.  This season is coming to an end and I am grateful that each season has a beginning and an end - I pray that each of you will be blessed with the beauty of a 'new day' and 'season' opening in your lives.  You have all left footprints on my heart Sistah's!!
This card is for the following challenges:
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - For Someone Special  
Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a bow on it 
 One Stop Craft - Vintage Christmas
Artistic StampersAnything Goes  
Just Keep on CreatingChristmas
Ladybug CraftsMonochrome / Tonal
Thank you to our sponsor

Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are inspirational on so many levels and I know they would appreciate hearing from you this week,

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

I would like to thank you for your comments, emails and support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!   I have made such wonderful friends on this journey and I am forever grateful!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!



  1. Beautiful card - love that rich blue bow - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 100 - hope to see you again soon x

  2. this is a satunning card Linda

  3. Linda, what a special joy to come to your blog today and see your gorgeous creation, but even more to read the words from your heart. I can't tell you how grateful I am that SSIC brought us together under the banner of His name. It has indeed been a blessed journey. I'm so thankful we can still connect through our group page and pray for one another. You and your family are always on my mind and heart. You and your talent continually inspire me. So I'm thankful we don't have to say goodbye!

  4. Linda, your card is exquisite! As are all your gorgeous creations. I will miss being on a dt with you, but I know we'll stay connected. I too am grateful our friendship has eternal value :)

  5. I love this card - and I love what you wrote about the fences! So true. I value our friendship so much and I know that will not change even if we are not on a DT together. You will always be in my prayers!

  6. Linda, this is lovely. All that bling!

    Thanks for joining us in our vintage Christmas at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  7. Linda - This is such a beautiful card. Your use of dies is always wonderful. I am so blessed to have met you and will continue to pray for your precious family.
    Many blessings,

  8. How beautiful!!! Thanks for another inspiration !!

  9. Hugs to you my dear sister as you start a new part of your journey... I will miss the SSIC blog and the wonderful devotionals.
    Love your card - your colours are stunning!!!!

  10. Great little Christmas card, thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Little Claire's, good luck! Heidi x

  11. Thanks for playing along at allsorts this week. Tracy x

  12. Love this Christmas Card.
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  13. Thank you for taking part in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

  14. Such a lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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