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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope everyone has been having a great weekend! I know I have. I did not accomplish much but my dear hubby sure did!! Ever have one of those sent for and could not quite make it days....I did this weekend...but I must say I did a lot of relaxing.

Today is suppose to be rainy....after church would be a good nap and crafting day!!

Well...since it is Sunday, it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. This week's challenge is hosted by the sweet, inspirational and talented PeggySue.

PeggySue chose the verse: Isaiah 64:6 KJV "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

This is the miracle upon miracles of the entire Bible that although sinful by nature and so weak and temporary, that God sent His son to die for us and make us clean again in His eyes. What a gift.
To go with this verse, PeggySue has chosen this challenge:

Use distressing or sponge the edges of your project, any chosen technique to give it a vintage or distressed look.

For my creation I used the Sweet Pea set I won at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. I have had my eye on this set for what seems like forever and I could not wait to ink it up.

I used the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge and incorporated the Timeless Tuesday challenge from Flourishes as well. The challenge there was to use chipboard. I created a chipboard frame by cutting cardboard to go behind my embossed frame giving it more dimension. The dp is too different designs of Pink Pirouette designer paper that I distressed and stamped over with a Stampin up flourish as well as the Sweet Pea. The image is watercolored.

What do you think? I can't wait to ink this image up again sometime!!

card recipe:
stamps: Flourishes Sweet Pea, Stampin Up flourish
Paper: Pink Pirouette dp (2 designs), bazill brown, ivory
Accessories: MS pearls, lace, butterfly charm from my dear friend America

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Chipboard
Pollycraft Monday: Summer blooms
Flutter by Wednesday- butterflies and flowers
Papertake Weekly: Say it with flowers
ABC Challenge - Unused stash (pink pirouette dp)
Stamp Something- two of something-two pearls
Crafty Ann's - lot's of color-can be many colors or mostly one color-I went with mostly pink
Sew many Challenges: anything goes

Penny's Challenge: recipe (1 ribbon or lace, 3 embellishments, and 2 dp's)

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: Candace , Grace , Kathy, Kristine , Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi

If you should create a card or project for this challenge, please leave a direct link here. Should you upload your creation to SC or PCP, please use the keyword SSIC40.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments! Have a blessed day!!


Karen W said...

This card and ODBD card are both just beautiful!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
What a gorgeous card this is. A beautiful image, so well coloured. The layout and embellishments are fantastic.
Fiona x

Denise Marzec said...

Love that embossing pattern paired up with the sweet peas and that gorgeous lace. It all works together SOOOO beautifully!

Stef H said...

oh is this gorgeous! that image is stunning and i absolutely love this card! it's gorgeous!

Grace said...

Chris you know how much I love this!!!! Love the sweet pea image and your layout totally ROCKS! Love the softness of it! Soooooo pretty!! Have a wonderful week!

Carol L said...

I love everything about this beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous, and the Sweet Pea image is also one of my all-time favorites! Just lovely!

Lianne Raateland-Steenvoorden said...

This card is beautiful!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - this is just perfect! I love the soft serene feel you have achieved!! Gorgeous details Chris, the frame, chipboard, pearls - it is all so pretty! Thanks you for sharing Chirs - it is always a pleasure to come and visit with you! {{{hugs}}}

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful card Chris! Soft pretty shades and embellishments, that's the kind of distressing I can handle, just a little not too much!

Becky said...

Beautiful card this morning Chris. Love the softness of this and love this sweet pea.

Unknown said...

Chris this card is so very elegant and beautiful. I love the softness of the little sweet pea too! The brown is the perfect accent too!
Kim xXx

Crystal said...

AWWW Chris this is soooo soft and beautiful....LOVE the texture here girl...AWESOME take on the sketch sweetie!!! Have a wonderful day, talk to you tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is stunning!! I love the color combo, LO, and I have had my eye on that Sweet Pea for a long time too. Have a great week.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris thats one stunning image, I love flower stamps and not many of us use them very often, but youve created a beautiful card with this one. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lori said...

This is so lovely and delicate!

Riet said...

What a beautifl card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Courtney said...

This is a very elegant card! Thank you for playing along with us at Penny's. Hope to see you back for the next challenge.


Ann Whitfield said...

Oh Chris, this is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

coldwaters2 said...

Another beautiful creation Chris this has a vintage look to it I love it thank you once again for joining our challenge at both Crafty Ann's and SMC
Lorraine x

Lisa Foster said...

WOW!! Beautiful! Love how you embossed the Nestabilities...such a fantastic look!

stampinfrog said...

Chris this is so stunning!Love the papers and the image is colored so beautifully!
Hugs,Connie said...

GORGEOUS!! Love that lace! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

peggysue said...

Beautiful job with the sweet pea set, oh my word! Look fabulous! And it sounds like you had an average sort of ordinary weekend! :) Hope your enjoyed it!

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Marlene said...

You did it again. Adorable!!!

~Jeri~ said...

This is beautiful Chris. Love the color combo and the lace! The details are wonderful!! Stunning work!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So beautiful and soft and elegant! Your blog looks wonderful too!

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! Stunning card! I love the oval inside the Labels 10 die!! And this image is so peaceful!

Danni said...

Oh so beautiful! Love it Chris!

iReneM said...

Oh my, Chris!! this is so totally gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

Anita said...

This is so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Sandy O said...

This is such a lovely card! The lace is really pretty.

Thank you for joining us this week at SMC challenge

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend...just saw your gorgeous FTTC entry!!! I love, love how you used the Sweet Pea Set..perfect use of the chipboard!!!

Thank you for playing with us!!! Hoep to see you again tomorrow :)!?! Hugs ~S~

Erin... said...

wow Chris this is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, don't forget to join our blog hop for more prizes!!

Queen La Rubba said...

Hi Chris ~ Another gorgeous card! Love it! So very beautiful!! Gorgeous stampand fab color combo! Love the DP!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge Spot“! I look forward to seeing more of your FABULOUS CRAFTY WORK in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Cheri said...

Love the way you colored those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Lisa said...

Wow Chris...this is stunning! You always do such beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beautiful card... very striking!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!


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