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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!  It has been beautiful weather wise with less humidity. PHEW!  I hate sticky weather.

Anywho on this beautiful day, I would like to share the new Stampin in Sisters challenge this week.
This week's hostess is the uber talented Lisa.

Lisa chose the verse:

Philippians 3:13-14 "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

We all have our moments when we dwell on the past and are afraid to move on for one reason or another.  Maybe a friend hurt us and we are afraid to forgive and forget.  Maybe things were going so well for us and now we need to depend on God's help for each and every day.  Maybe there is something that God wants us to do that we are hesitant about and we are another Jonah. God encourages to keep moving and striving on to the greatest reward of all, our place in heaven.


The Challenge:   Make a card of apology or one reaching out to someone and encouraging them to put the past behind them and move forward


Since this week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp, I decided to use the Magnolia image Tilda with bike which they carry in there store.  Boy has it been forever and day that I've inked up a Tilda.  I water colored her with distress inks.  The layout uses the Midnight Madness sketch for this week. This card si for a friend whose husband experienced a layoff 7 monthes ago.  Their whole life is changing and it sometimes is very difficult to move on.  My sentiment says "Keep on peddling!"

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.


challenges:

Midnight Madness sketch
Penny's challenges~anything goes

 Cute Card Thursday- Whatevah
Dutch Dare Card Challenges~ anything goes
One Stitch at a Time~little pink

Pixie Dust~ cute as a button
Creative Card Crew~ Cute and girlie
Lollipop crafts~ Anything goes
Sparkle creations~fave embellishment (silk ribbon!!)
Alota Rubber Stamps~Distressing
Cupcake craft~Distressing
Delightful sketches~distressing
Stars and Stamps~patterned paper
Going Grey with Snap Creations~basic grey and anything goes
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!!

Blessings,

38 comments:

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a beautifully crafted card. I love your papers and colours. Tilda is gorgeous and I love the lace ribbon and the flower. I like the way you have thresded the top ribbon through to produce the drape around the image.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Peggy said...

This is so pretty. Love what you did with the ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is just adorable!!! I love your peddling Tilda and love how you used the scalloped frame and that ribbon... yummy!!! Hope you had a great weekend!

Miesje said...

WOW - this is an amazing card! You are incredibly talented! Have a great week!I need to get one of those Tildas one of these days!

Sylvia said...

oh Chris, this is just amazing! LOVE how you draped the ribbon around the image.. looks so wonderful and kind of romantic :)
Wishing you a wonderful, sunny and relaxed Sunday
Sylvia xx

Becky said...

Christ this is gorgeous..Love how you used the ribbon, and Tilda is decked out with some beautiful coloring..:)

Ms. Jen said...

This is an amazing card Chris! Love that ribbon technique. More amazing is the scripture and your touching words after. What a great idea and reminder for cards!

peggysue said...

You need to ink up Tilda more often, you do a beautiful job with her. That ribbon is amazing. She looks marvelous!

Lelia Pierce said...

Beautiful job, Chris! Just stunning!

XXX

velta said...

Oh my word!!! This is so Elegant!!! I love the soft colors, and that ribbon arrangement...Just stunningly beautiful!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card, I love the theme of this challenge too. Thanks for playing along with Operation Write Home this week!

pam124 said...

OMG, Chris, you know I'm going to get in trouble voting for your cards every week, don't ya? It's kind of a given that your cards go on my top 10 for the MM challenges every week. Your image is adorable and colored so beautifully. LOVE all your colors, dp and that FABULOUS ribbon border treatment!!!! Love the sparkles, flower, stitching and crochet ribbon. And, that sentiment is perfect! Now, go on and try to make an ugly card once in awhile. It will make me feel less inadequate!!! LOL!!! That will be my challenge to you for next week, make an UGLY card!!! Just kidding. You couldn't even if you tried!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and come play with us again next week!!

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GD

Marie said...

So Nice!

Thank's for participating in Alot 'Distress' challenge!

Marie

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Chris!

You could have given this card to me! I fell on my bike the other day and really did not want to get back on *LOL*

Great card - lovely colors! I love the curtains you have created around the image.

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness challenge! I hope you will join us agian next week too!

Mvh
Gunn
MMSCDT

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card, love how you inserted the ribbon!!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful, chris!! Love the woven ribbon through the frame.

Cec said...

What a fabulous card. I love the colour scheme, the ribbon and that flower - well just everything. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

Kerri said...

This is beautiful, Chris! I love your sweet Tilda, and the frame you created for her is gorgeous! Love the lace too! Hope you're enjoying your weekend:)

Mickie said...

Awww, that is soooo cute!

Ann Kranitz said...

Goodness this is just gorgeous Chris....love how you paper pieced her top and then the ribbon around the frame is just amazing. Great Work!!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Sweet and adorable...only two words of many that describle the darling card you have created...love it!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Chris
Love the ribbon frame, beautiful flower.

Karen x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Chris, Oh how I laughed at Pam's comments! You making an Ugly card is just not possible! You amaze me each week with your continued impressive and inspirational creations. Absolutely beautiful is how I would describe this sweet Tilda! She reminds me of all the cyclists I saw on my trip to Holland :)
Thanks so much for joining us each week and keeping us inspired!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Courtney said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Melodie said...

Wow, this card is again so fantastic, I'm speechless.
Hugs
Melodie

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so gorgeous!
Fabulous detail and love this sweet Tilda!
hugs
kim x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Chris, as always, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
xx

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - there was a long que to comment on this card! LOL! There is such a lovely feel happening here Chris - with that image, the gorgeous soft colours and the beautiful embellishments - you have a heart stealer here! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Chris this is just darling. What a cute and adorable image so beautifully highlighted by that awesome framing with the ribbon. How clever and wonderful. You always do such beautiful work and it is a pleasure to come and view your creativity. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card!!!! I love the colors and all of your special "Chris" touches ;D. This is one totally stunning card my frend!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Basslady said...

this card is so lovely with all its fantastic details...

xoxo and many blessings,

silvi (germany)

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Annika said...

Chris, it's amazingly beautiful! Love the paper piecing and that stunning, lush ribbon frame!!
Hugs
Annika

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful and thoughtful card Chris. I love how you wove the ribbon through the frame and added the studs. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Rachel said...

WOW Chris GORGEOUS card as always!!! thank you for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. :0)
hugs,
Rachel

Riet said...

So wonderful card Chris,I love the image and the coolours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Gorgeous job Chris!! I know I can always come to your site to see what's going on at several blogs :) Hey what is the border bunch you used on this card with the bubbles? - It's phenomenal! xox ~Jeni

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