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Sunday, May 9, 2010
Happy Sunday!! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!! I know it has been great having some family time for me. With Mother's Day today, my dear husband had me go to the Nursery to pick out a tree and then we planted. A small trip turned to a four hour excursion. It was very very windy here (horrid really). But we walked through the acres and acres of trees and plants. The girls, my husband and I just had a great time together. No crafting or housework for me....oh well.
Happy Mother's Day!! Today we get to recognize our mothers, grandmothers or the special women in our life. As a Mom, I thank God for my Godly husband who expresses his love for me in all he does and two my beautiful daughters that I have been granted to take care of. They light up my life (most of the time....LOL! No one is perfect right?) I am also thankful for my Mom, Mother In law and the legacy she has left me and the family I had while I was growing up. I am truly blessed!!!

Anywho...I was suppose to be sharing the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge for this week....

our sponsor is once again Simon Says Stamp, donating one of their Exclusive stamp sets called Deer with Forest Friends.

This week's hostess is the super sweet and talented Linda Lucas!! She is a dear. Linda has chosen the verse: John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Linda's original challenge was to make a card a part of your worship before she changed it to create a card with blue, brown and white. I decided to incorporate both challenges into my creation. (I challenge you to do the same)

A dear friend of mine recently lost her 16 year old son. As you can imagine, Life has been very rough for her and her family. God has placed it on my heart to be there for her. This past week I took her out to lunch and spent the day talking and walking with her. I thank God for this opportunity to make a difference in my dear friend's life. I have placed it upon my heart to make a card and visit with her weekly to encourage her. The project I am sharing with you today is one that I made for her. While the project itself is a coupon holder that I created, I altered it to include inspirational verses that may help her in her sorrow reminding her she is not alone.

The verses are from the Scripture sets 2 and 4 (those displayed) with the Vine Borders and Ironworks Borders from Our Daily Bread Designs. The angel is one of my fave images from Wags n Whiskers-Say a Prayer illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. I made a matching card to go with the verse holder (displayed in an earlier post as well....but I thought I would share the set.)
The dp is my favorite Parisian Breeze from SU (retired).

Card and scripture holder recipe:
Stamps: Say a Prayer from Wags n Whiskers
Scripture cards: ODBD Scripture sets 2 and 4, ODBD Ironworks and Vine borders
Paper: Parisian Breeze SU, Baja Breeze, white
Accessories: Ivory Prima Trellis rose, Blue Silk Ribbon, Cuttlebug iron flourish embossing folder, Bosskut flourish, Kaiser-craft snow pearls, prima ivory mini gypso, spellbinders Fancy Tags

A Crafty Little Place (Die Cuts R Us) challenge: sketch for coupon holder
Flutter by Wednesdays- angel, butterfly or fairy
Sentimental Sunday's- For that someone special
Incy Wincy- anything goes
Paper Play: digi or stamp and bling
Crafts and Me - Sparkle
Whoosy Daisy Challenge - As you Like It
crafty creations- magical
Creative card crew- April Showers bring May Flowers (flowers all over my card and coupon holder)
Practical Scrappers- stickers- pearl strand on coupon holder is a sticker

Delightful Sketches~punches (corner rounder punch on coupon holder)
Wee Memories~ stitching

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

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 SSIC38.

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


Maele said...

прелесть какая!!!! ммм! такая нежная!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, your card is gorgeous, and Happy Mothers Day to you, we celebrate it in March so its a bit strange knowing yours is today, but I suspect its got something to do with the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary. Anyway, have a wonderful day, with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Naoual said...

Such a gorgeous project you've made Chris. So thoughtfull of you to do this for your friend. It must be for her to live trough something like this, I can't even imagine.

Have a wonderful mothersday with your family,

Hugs, Naoual xx

cheryl said...

oh chris hun you are one beautiful freind how awful for your friend and to have you there must be of great comfort to her and this set is truly beautiful just can not imagine what she is going through,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a wonderful friend she has in you, a beautiful card set also. Happy Mother's day Chris. Jane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, I think your friend is fortunate to have you by her side at her time of need. Someone as sweet and caring as you will help her through for sure. This beautiful, thoughtful gift is absolutely stunning and will be a welcomed gift. I love everything about it!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day my friend!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris, what an 'act of worship' this is my friend, you are such a great example to us all - letting your light shine! This is gorgeous Chirs - I love the colours and that gorgeous Dp, along with the image - what a beautiful image from Lacey! Your flower is just lovely too!! What a great idea to make it a scriptire holder -I am sure your friend appreciates all that you do for her - she is living every parents nightmare!! God bless you Chris - I will pray for your friend! Thanks for sharing and 'shining!' {{{hugs}}}

Danielle said...

Happy Mother's Day Chris! What gorgeous projects you've done today although it's so sad to know it's gone to a mother who's lost her 16 yr old son - how heartbreaking! You are such a wonderful & true friend Chris - God Bless You!
Hugs, Danielle

dolcreations said...

What a beautiful gift Chris. This is so stunning! And sooo thoughtful!

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Chris, so sad to know to your friend lost her child. I am sure she will appreciate your kindness and your prayers. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Angelwood said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Chris! I love love love this image and you always create such beautiful cards with her! One of my favorites! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU!!! Enjoy your day! hugs, Angela

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..Love this image and great details (as always) I tried stitching yesterday--what a mess :), but "practice makes perfect".. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs :)

peggysue said...

Beautiful project for your friend Chris. I am sure she will appreciate it and more so the time you spend with her. Happy Mother's Day.

Melody said...

Happy Mother's Day! Beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Lori said...

This is a beautiful gift set! More importantly, what it stands for. You are a truly giving, loving person, Chris. Your friend is so lucky to have you to spend time with. Bless you both, my friend.

Lori said...

Happy Mothers Day! Sounds like you had a great time.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous project!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at A Little Crafty Place!!

Lisa B said...

Oh Chris this is just beautiful but then again I don't think you do anything else!!
Happy Mother's Day!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh Chris, what a beautiful card you made for your friend. She will love it and you are a sweetheart to be there for her.

Lacey Stephens said...

Chris, It sounds like your Mother's Day was special!! This gift you made for your friend is absolutely wonderful. I am sure it really will help to lift her spirit. What a kind thing to do!

Cara said...

Hi, Chris. I'm sorry for your friend's incredible loss. May you bring comfort with your friendship and your cards.
Thanks for sharing it with ACLP and you're all in my prayers tonight.

Grace said...

A beautiful and thoughtful gift set Chris! This is so special and she will be so touched by it! Love the darling image too but the Scriptures are really special!!! God's Word always touches our hearts!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Chris these are beautiful. Your work is truly inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing these with A Crafty Little Place.


Amber said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I love your bows, they are so lovely!

pinky said...

This is soooo pretty, I just love it. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

craftyb said...

This is a beautiful set - soft calming colours and image is just adorable. Your friend will appreciate this immensely I'm sure. Thank you for sharing these projects with us at Crafty Creations. bx

Michele Kovack said...

This is beautiful and are a very generous person!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So glad your friend has you to lean on in her time of need! You are a lovely person, Chris!

Michelle said...

WOW two cards this week - you go girl! You are such a wonderful friend and it's great to know your friend has someone as special as you! Thanks (again) for joining us at FBW this week!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, I hope you've had the most fabulous day ever...belated Happy Mother's Day to you!! Chris, I am speechless at the beauty and meaningfulness of this scripture tote!!! You are the BEST friend anyone could ever want. Your thoughfulness is truly GOD given and I am absolutely certain that your friend treasures you more than ever before. Not just for this amazing gift you made for her, but being there for her...letting her lean on your shoulders and just being there for her. May GOD bless you beyond measure. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Katie said...

What a gorgeous project and so very thoughtful of you!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! and what a wonderful idea for a project!

Candace said...

Chris, this is gorgeous! I know it will be such a blessing to your friend. Hope you have a great week! :)

csroyal said...

Gorgeous Chris!!! Very nice!! Glad to see you at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Teresa said...

What a lovely thought and idea for your friend, it is lovely to know you have friends to support you at a time like your friends, so beautiful and inspirational, thank you for joining crafts and me challenge this week good luck!
luv Teresax

Karen Wilson said...

Oh Chris. This is beautiful and what a thoughtful idea. It's so sweet of you to be able to be there for your friend. Beautiful project!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our "magical" challenge with your lovely project! Cheers Claire x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge this time.

Julie M said...

Gorgeous gift, Chris - the right sort of thoughtfulness that's just what your friend needs at this time. I love the image, the pretty bows and the soft gentle colours.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Anonymous said...

Sorry for getting here late but, there is an upside. I get to take in all the wonderful creations that you have made this week. My you are a busy lady! I love your idea and will have to CASE it for my dear friends. Your card is lovely and just striking. Have a great rest of the week.

Rachel said...

Oh Chris, this is sooo gorgeous!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

Lisa said...

Wow Chris another beauty! Thanks for joining us again at Delightful Sketches~

theneon said...
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theneon said...

I removed the first post because it didn't make any sense -- stumbling over the keyboard -- LOL. I just wanted to say how beautiful and thoughtful this is for your friend in need. It is like the commentary Linda had on the challenge for SSIC this week saying that we should be mindful of sisters with heavy hearts who need a hand on their shoulder -- you are that hand on the shoulder!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card love it :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Thanks for playing at wee Memories! I posted a new challenge today... hope you get to come play again!! :) :) :) :) :) Have a great day!

Valérie Goldenschue said...

Oh what a wonderful card !

thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this month


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