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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  Today I have two cards to share with you.

The first is for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.  This week's challenge host is my dear friend Grace.

Grace chose the verse:  Psalm 127:1a "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it".
Have you ever thought I can do this on my own.  I don't need anyone's help or guidance.  Well we all need His direction in our lives.  We need to pray each day that He will guide us down the right paths so we do not stray from His leading.  God has a plan for each one of us.  Not seeking His guidance is laboring in vain.  Life is so much easier (although not easy by any means) with God's guidance.

Grace challenged the team and any of the challenge participants to:

Use an image of something that is "built" using a set of plans ... a house, church, school, automobiles, even a bird house...anything that would be built according to a set of plans.

I decided to use one of my many neglected Stampin Up stamps, Winds of Grace, and make a masculine thinking of you card with a summery feel for a guy who recently lost his father.  Most all the materials on this card are Stampin up other than the brown thread and silver baubles.


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
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Today I also  have a Product Spotlight to share with you over at Stamp and Create. Lacey is offering a sale on all summer stamps for 10-25% off! Here is your chance to get some of the stamps on your wish list at a discounted price.

Don't Forget Stamp and Create does have a monthly challenge!! On the first Friday of each month, we have a challenge for a chance to win....
...a $20 gift certificate to Stamp and Create!!

There are new rules to the challenge...You may use ANY stamp now!! Just please make sure to mention that you are participating with the Stamp and Create Challenge.
Kim (who won the first Stamp and Create challenge) is our guest and she chose this month's challenge...Stitching/Sewing: can be hand, faux or machine stitching!!
I created a card using Bernadette Admiring flowers from Stampavie.  The Belle Arts Novelty rose  and Mandarin cameo roses, Basic Grey Indian Summer Paper, Pink silk ribbon, and Scalloped Edge Frame Nestabilities are also available in the store.


challenges:
Pixie Cottage Sketch for card 2 and triple play (three pearls and three flowers)
All Sorts- Summer days (both cards)
Lexi's Creations  -real or faux stitching (both cards)
Pollycraft Monday- Bold and bright (card 2)
The Crazy Challenge- It is hip to be square (card 2)
Papertake weekly- in the garden (card 2)
Tuesday Throwdown- stitching (both)
Stampavie- Anything goes (both)
 Your next Stamp: flowers (card 2)
For Fun Challenge- color your image with your fave medium
Auds sentiments- no sentiment
C.R.A.F.T.- children
Sir Stampalot- summer
Going Grey with ScrapCreations- Think summer
Creative Card crew- to die for (card 2) I used my scalloped frame die
Totally Gorjuss- Thinking of you (card 1)
Secret Crafter Saturday- Summer
Charisma cardz- Pink
Bunny Zoes Challenge- Summer
Twisted Thursday 65- water, waves, wetness
Creative prompts for you- Paradise in a picture
Creative Craft- Summer lovin
Cutie Stampers- summer
by the Cute and Girly- warm summer days
Ann's Creative Nook- anything goes
Gingersnap G62 spicy supply challenge- markers
Town scrapper- anything goes

While normally I would post the Stamp and Create Product Spotlight on Monday, tomorrow will be the new release of Whimsy stamps.  Tomorrow will be our new release blog hop which will begin here, at my blog at 12 p.m.  I hope you can join us.

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


Blessings,

66 comments:

Pam said...

Chris but your cards are stunning. Just gorgeous. I love them both!
~Pam L.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another two fantastic cards. I love the boat one but the girly flowery one has to be my favourite of the two. Gorgeous work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I'm especially drawn to the sailboat with those fabulous colors and ribbon! Awesome work!

Becky said...

Two beautiful cards this morning Chris, beautiful coloring and details on both of them. You always do such gorgeous cards. Have a great day. :)

Jan said...

love both of your cards! Just beautiful~

Angelwood said...

Another stunning card, Chris! What a sweet image (have to get this one) and you've colored her beautifully! You are so talented! hugs, Angela

Chris said...

tee hee...how do you keep up with all of those challenges and keep them straight? Two more wonderful cards for us to enjoy - have a blessed Sunday!

Tracey said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always Chris!! xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris these are GORGEOUS.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Chris! It looks like a painting!!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments - hope to see you again.

Wendy

Katie said...

Another fabulous Chris Creation!!!
Simply gorgeous.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Miesje said...

Wow Chris, those are amazing cards! I just love the colors on the sailboat card! Have a terrific week.

Ann said...

Awesome cards!! Love the inspiration verse for the first one and the colors on your sailboat one are intense! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

Diane said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

craftykitten said...

Hi Chris,
oh hun this is just darling. I love what you have printed the image onto - so arty. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Cindy Coutts said...

Lovely cards and an awful lot of challenges that you covered! I always appreciate the messages that you write for us at SSCC too.

Audrey said...

How Beautiful! I love all the detail and that fence is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Aud SEntiments.

Debs said...

WOW love both these cards.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Kimberly S said...

Such gorgeous cards Chris. Love the sailboat card and it's masculine look. :)

Jane said...

wow very nice Cards!

Thanks for stamping with Cutie Stampers

hugs Jane

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful cards and thoughts behind them. Your coloring if fantastic. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hug" Carol

{Jane} said...

Very pretty

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Kim said...

Both cards are beautiful. Thanks again for entering our challenges at TT.

cardcrazy said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, Chris, my hat is off to you to cover that many challenges!!! You go girl!!! And both of your cards are LOVELY... just as you are. The ship is perfect for the SSIC challenge... let God be our rudder so that we never veer off course!!! And, you're right... even then life isn't always easy, but truly so much easier when we trust in God and know that he is in charge. The peace that passes all understanding!

I love your little girl card, too. All of your fabulous details make this a truly special work of art.

Hugs,
Lisa

Lori said...

Love, love, love the masculine sailboat card!! The little girl card is gorgeous. You are another one of those artist's I follow that must never sleep! You sure create a lot of beauties!

Närrin said...

wow wonderful cards! great!

Thanks for stamping with cutie stampers!

greetings
Esther

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card for this month's challenge Chris! Thanks for playing along with us!

Ally.
http://creativeprompts4u.blogspot.com/

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,what a wonderful cards,i love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful cards!! LOVE them!! :) :) :) :) Have a wonderful day! HUGS!

Nana said...

I so much love your cards, feel bad now to delete such a gorgeous entry, but the rules are rules and we have to follow them, for the sake of the other people who play. Thank you so much for taking part in our challenges, hope what I said wont offend you in any way, and will see you again next week!
hugs Nana

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I am in awe of you!....seriously, both are fantastic cards. Love the lattice, feminine flowers, and gorgeous coloring on the first one.....the ribbon and colors on the second with that cool sailboat....and the cloud work on both looks amazing!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun 2 amazing ccards just love all the stunning detail you add to your cards bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,love hugs cherylx

Lovely Linda said...

Your cards are gorgeous Chris and you definitley are the Queen of Challenges - how amazing you are! I love your SSIC card - the masculine image is great and I love the colours!! Thank you for all you bring to us with each post my friend - love it! {{{hugs}}}

Marlene said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS! Your style rocks!

itsabrt said...

These cards are both so fantastic! I love the colors and paper piecing of the sailboat! Beth

Helen Dooley said...

WOW Chris- both cards are just too adorable. Thanks for sharing with us this week at For Fun.

Cheryl said...

WOW two gorgeous cards and I love the clouds you have created.....they are brilliant!!!
Hugs xx

Kristine said...

WOW... both cards are so lovely Chris! Very impressive how many challenges, although I'm sure very time-consuming to look all those up! LOL. I can't imagine as I barely have time to get a card entered into 2 or 3 at best! Do you sleep? Have a great week. *Ü*

brenda said...

Hi Chris

Two great cards.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts, unfortunbately it is not eligible for Stampalot as we allow a max of six combined entries. Rules are on our blog.

B x

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous cards Chris. You did a stunning job on coloring the images. What an eye treat coming here for a visit :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Joy said...

such beautiful cards you have made. you are one busy lady with so much on your plate! love your inspiration. hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Kelly said...

Love both of these cards. I love your choice of paper on the 1st one and the flowers and bow are awesome. I love the colors on the 2nd one, so elegant yet manly.

Tina said...

Gorgeous cards, both full of wonderful detail.

Nathalie (aka NathalieJ) said...

Amazing work on those cards, they are pure eye candy :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards...I like so much about both of them! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at FFC!

Julie said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow, Chris! These are both so gorgous!! I love the beautiful cloudy sky you created and the picket fence on the Stampavie card is the perfect touch!! Great verse and devontional as well!! Thanks for the inspiration!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Melissa said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at S2G. Be sure you join us again for next Thursday's Challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful cards, I love the little girl and the bow is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey this week!

Emma and Susan said...

Great card, lovely image and colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Aud Sentiments this week.
Love Susan
xxx

Sharon said...

Wow! Hi Chris. These are fantastic. The pink one is jaw-dropping with is wonderful sweetness - I love it. You sure know how to put a beautiful card together.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Crystal said...

WOWZA Chris this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE the scene you created and these gorgeous colors....AWWW thanks for joining us at Going Grey sweetie!

Ann English said...

Stunning cards! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls this week. Join us at SNR for some fun on Thursday night!

Kristen said...

OH cris, this card is STUNNING. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing again with us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Jill said...

wow Chris your cards are stunning and I adore your colouring skills thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Laurel said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! thanks for playing at S2G!

Grace said...

Oh Chris, how do you do it all? I can't keep up with my comments just getting back and you are putting out cards like crazy! I love them all.... you already know that! Love the winds of grace set and your words of wisdom shared for the SSIC challenge! Your layouts, embellishments, coloring are all wonderful on ALL these cards!!! Amazing... that is what you are my friend!

Chris said...

love your sailboat card. the ribbon is yummy as is everything else about it.
thanks for joining the Twisted Thursday challenge at Shirley's 2 Girls.

Kiki said...

Fantastic card. Love the little fence on the pink one!

Thanks for joining us at Cutie-Stampers.

Hugs, Kiki

Valérie said...

magnifiques ces cartes

thanks for joining us at SAM this time

lalkygirl said...

2 stunning cards,love them both ,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in all those challenges
lalkygirl x

Suzie said...

Beautiful, stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at SCSC this week. Suzie x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hey Chris! What a beautiful card! I just love checking on your wonderful creations! Love all of the embellishments as well as that beautiful DP choice. Thanks so much for joining us at Pixie Cottage for the sketch challenge.
Denise
Pixie Cottage DT

Karen Howard said...

This is beautiful, love the papers and colors you used!

P.S. If you love challenges then my new sister blog is purr-fect for you:
www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

Hugs, Karen

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