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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!  It is real hot here but we are enjoying it all the same.  Today my dear daughter, Nicki, plays a duet in church with her piano teacher.  I am happy, excited and nervous for her all at the same time.  She also invited her grandparents (my husbands parents) and her aunt and uncle to come listen as well.  Then we are going to have a family cookout.   It should be a fun filled day!!

Well anywho...Today is Sunday and time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.  This week's challenge is the dear sweet and talented Peggysue.  Peggysue has chosen the verse:
Luke 8:16 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light."

I hope that in all I do that I let my light shine and that others will know that I have been redeemed!!  What joy this brings to know that I have Jesus right beside me in all I do in both the good times and the bad and that no matter what the outcome I will have eternal life and be with Him some day because He died for me!! What joy, what grace...There is no greater Joy that I would want to share.  This is a joy I want to pass on to my children and for all those I love or come in contact with! This salvation is not a secret but something all should shout from the rooftops with.

Peggysue's challenge this week is:

Make a votive holder or a card/project depicting a candle.  Here are two examples of what you can make:  Votive Cover and tag votive holder.  For my creation, I did not do either.  I created a luminaria using Beate's tutorial on Splitcoast.  It was easy and fun.

For my image I used Wedding Fiona from Your Next Stamp. I added lots of glitter to her veil, baubles to the top, and pearls to Fiona's dress. 

 The candle inside is battery operated (Much safer!!)  This luminaria is part of a set to accompany this card.

OSSAT: Black and white and one other color
Creative Craft challenge: Wedding
 Creative Inspirations: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Cutie Patootie
Crafty Creations: Happy or Sweet
Secret Crafter: Fairytales- Cinderella
Charisma cardz: Anything but Square- luminaria
Fussy And Fancy: Stitches Scallops and sparkle
Stamp Simply: Two something- two stamped images
Crafty Calendar: Summer (since most weddings happen in the summer, I thought this would fit well)
Stampavie: Anything goes

I hope you enjoyed my creations today. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, and Cindy

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. 
This week's sponsor is  Karen's Doodles. 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!!



Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome project, girl! LOVE IT!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are totally gorgeous. Wonderful project. The images are beautifully done and the embellishments are stunning.
I hope the church duet goes well.
Fiona x

Grace said...

Oh how adorable Chris!!! Your luminary is just precious as is the card!!! I just love them both!!! What a great gift set

Becky said...

Chris these are so them both, the couple look so cute :). Have a blessed day.

Angelwood said...

Oh I agree with everyone above. This is adorable! I've always wanted to try making a luminaria and now you've inspired to get moving! Beautiful coloring of this image and your card is so amazing! Does it get any better than this?! wow! xx Angela

SemSee said...

Oh WOW Chris!! This is gorgeous and matches your card perfectly! I adore your YNS projects!! How exciting that Nicki gets to perform a piano duet! You sound like you have the perfect family day planned - enjoy!! Hugs, Sem x

Miesje said...

Chris, this is an amazing project, what a wonderful gift! I just love it and I hope the church duet is wonderful!

Jan said...

Both these cards are just adorable!

Karen said...

This matching set is beautiful and so elegant! I'm sure your daughter will have a wonderful performace, you must be so proud of her!
Enjoy your fun filled family day!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh girl - how totally DARLING is this!!! Love all the punched borders and the ribbon treatment and your colouring is fabulous!!

Cindy Coutts said...

Chris, WOW! Beautiful votive and card. All of you really stepped it up a notch. I do wish I would have taken more time with this one than I did as I feel like I really brought this challenge down a bit. God bless you and have a great day.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi chris! wow...this is so elegant and beautiful!!!

Ms. Jen said...

What a great idea Chris! Adorable set.

Carolyn said...

This is breathtaking. I love the set. What gorgeous details and so creative! I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I really miss talking to you!


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Crystal said...

Oh my word I LOVE this project...You did such an AWESOME job with these cuties and perfect for the challenge...AWWWWW I bet your daughter does fantastic sweetie!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

How cool, Chris, that you made a card to accompany this superb luminary. Those little kiddies look so cute!!! Have a great week!

Lori said...

The couple who receives this will enjoy it, I'm sure. So nice that it is battery operated. Great tutorial, thanks for the link!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,So beautiful creations,i love the images and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anneke said...

Hi Chris,
These is so great!! Love this project
Hugs Anneke

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just breathtaking hugs cheryl xxx

Kelly said...

WOW...this votive and card set is absolutely stunning! Everything thing about it is gorgeous! You are so creative and such an inspitation.

peggysue said...

How beautiful! And how natural too when you see it, to think of a votive or luminaria for a wedding, these would make great centerpieces. And yes, what joy to have Christ as our savior and further joy as a mom when we know our children have received that gift too!

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Kerri said...

How beautiful, Chris! What a perfect creation for that darling image! I have not tried this before, but you've definitely inspired me to check it out!!! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family:)

itsabrt said...

Oh this is so lovely Chris I would love to see you as a dt member for YNS! Beth

Melodie said...

I'm speechless, your works are so wonderful.

cats whiskers said...

Stunning Dear
Hugs Jacqui x

stitchy said...

Chris, your creations are always a joy to come and see..thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT - good luck hun!!

stitchy xoxox

Chris said...

Hello Chris, this is Chris.
Your cards are beautiful, both of them.x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with us this wek at OSAAT Chris..I so love the wedding card it is so cute..hugs Donna x

Sylvia x said...

thanks for joining in over at creative craft challenges. your wedding cards are soooo beautiful...good luck in the challenge

sylvia x

Jessica G. said...

Such a perfect wedding set, and gorgeous as well!

Suzi said...

A beautiful wedding gift, it's just adorable. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations with your lovely work.
Suzi x

Tammy T said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

jude said...

Cute card love the detail and the lace.
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations ,Good luck!Hope to see you again next time.
hugs Judex

Deb Neerman said...


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Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "2 of Something" challenge!

Julye said...

So cute and very clever too,think I'll find a battery candle before I have a go, I agree about safety. These are both fab and love these images too. Thanks Chris for joining us at creative craft challenges.

thread-bare said...

Wow this is just sooo pretty. Thanks for joining in with us over at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow these are gorgeous, love them both, thanks for joining us at creative craft, hugs Liz xx

sandra tomlinson said...

thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges, your card is gorgeous xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - how gorgeous this is! I love that wedding couple and the way you have created this votive! How adorable would this be on a Bridal table - so unique - Your colours and touches are gorgeous Chris - you have nailed the SSIC this week! Thanks for sharing Chris - Love it! {{{hugs}}}

Emma and Susan said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fussy and Fancy. Good Luck!
Love Susan

Kiki said...

Wow, fantastic!!!

Thanks for playing with us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

{Jane} said...

Very pretty

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Chris this is such a wonderful project I do love that candle and the matching card fabulous work thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week.
Lorraine x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful set! :D
Thanks very much for sharing your creation with us at OSAAT this week, and good luck!

Padster said...

A beautiful idea - so cute - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Deb xx

True :) said...

Your card is awesome! You should also enter it in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge! You could win a $10 gift certificate!
True :D

Jenni said...

Soooo sweet, a lovely idea! Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge.
Jenni x


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