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Sunday, September 12, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weekend!!  Today is a new Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!

Today's challenge is hosted by the sweet and talented Peggysue!!  Peggysue chose the verse:
John 1o:1o "I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly."

What a comforting verse we have knowing that He came to earth to be like us without sin and able to give what only He can give ~ eternal life and the comfort that He lives on us.  Without the Christmas story of Jesus birth and the Easter story of how He died for our sins, there would be no hope for us.
Thank you Jesus for coming to die for us.

Today I reflect on September 11, 2001 when our nation was struck with tragedy.  What a tragedy that affected so many. How awful!!  What hope do we get from this TRAGEDY!  For those who have accepted Christ's gift, they have the comfort of knowing that they will one day be reunited with their loved ones they lost in eternity. I pray for all those affected in this tragedy and our nation for its loss!

Peggysue's challenge to us at Stampin Sisters is:
"Use real or faux stitching somewhere on your card/project,"
Here is my take on the challenge:

 For my creation I used the digi image Little school Books illustrated by Meljens available at Whimsy stamps to create a back to school fall back pack for my cousins daughter who is just beginning school.  Isn't it just a fun school time image.  I added faux stitching or line around my image for this weeks challenge.  The dp is retired SU paper that I love (Haiku!)

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: 

Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Patti  and Cindy

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Meljen's: Back to School
 Cowgirl Sunday- Anything Goes
Gingerloft- Anything Goes
Ooh La La- Stripes
Cupcakes- Books and Stories
Fab n Funky- What'Eva
The pink elephant- Back to School
Paperplay....autumn is a coming
Delightful sketches...ribbons and colors
Digital Tuesday- digi required plus dots and stripes
Stamp Something Challenge- spots and stripes
Southern Girls Challenge- Anything goes
Paper pretties- Brads
Tuesday Taggers- Books
Stamping Vacation- special month challenge- sewing
Gingersnap #67- go 3d
Fairy Fun- Embossing
Scrappekammeret- Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.  Have a great day and weekend!!



Kristel said...

Woww what a wonderfull bag you made there Chris! Really wonderfull! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
Hugs Kristel

MmSs said...

Oh what an adorable bag. The colors are so bride and nice.. and it reminds for school :)
(hugs), Maria

nicolet said...

This bag is really gorgeous Chris!!
Thanks for stopping en lovely comment on my blog!
Greetings Nicolet

Cheryl said...

oh wow chris hun this really is one stunning bag,gosh so much detail just awesome hun love hugs cheryl xxx

chris said...

Hi Chris Its FABULOUS. love it. hugs chris xxxx

Anneke said...

This is realy great!!
Hugs Anneke

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a beautifully crafted little bag. I love the colours and the faux stitching (and the real stitching as well of course).
Lord Bless,
Fiona x

Beate said...

Wow, amazing backpack box. Beautiful stitching faux and not faux.
Hugs and smiles

Bev Gerard said...

What a darling version of the backpack template!! I've been a fan of this style for a while indeed. This one is beyond cute!!


Miesje said...

This is fabulous! What a fantastic book bag! You are amazing!

Tanya R said...

So very creative, love this little bag.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my word! now wouldn't cha just love a backpack like this???? it's fabulous! love the colors & papers!

is it really sept. already??? where has the time gone. summer was spent mostly indoors because it was just too hot. tho' we did have to make a trip to OK (clyde's dad passed away). it was 107F + all the time we were there. talk about hot!!!

HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU! i know i've been scarce, but girlfriend, there are just no enough hours in the day. so keep leaving me a comment and i'll be sure to be here.

hugs & smiles XOXOX :)

Anonymous said...

What a fab back pack. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Southern Girls.
Sam xx

Dorcas said...

Wow! Love this bag, Chris! by the way you won over at One Stitch At A Time. :-)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris youve created again a fabulous project, love it and the badge is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Crystal said...

Oh my Chris your bookbag is SOOOOO CUTE!!! LOVE these colors, deets, and the fabby image!!! I think this is as sweet as can be!!! Have a wonderful Sunday gf!!! Hugs!

Patti J said...

Excuse me, isn't this the Chris who was worried about her mojo? WOWEE!!!!! What a great project this morning! Look at all of that wonderful stitching on that fabulous backpack! And girl, you just write from the heart, and I love that about you. Thanks for your beautiful words this morning. Have a blessed day, my friend!

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a darling little purse! Brilliant design, and the colors are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining the 3d Challenge at Gingersnap Creations!

Becky said...

This is fabulous Chris, love the colors and texture..Your Mojo looks fine to me :).

Denise Clark said...

Just gorgeous! WOW! So many details! Love the colors you used here! The stitching looks wonderful! Terrific backpack!

Thanks so much for playing along with the challenges at Stamping Vacation! This earns you an entry in the Oct 1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to Flourishes!

We would like to invite you to join in on our Homemade with a HOP on Sept 25 and 26th. We have over $300.00 in prizes being offered!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a darling project!

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cabio's craft corner said...

Adorable backpack you made!! I have yet to try this. You always seem to have unending ideas and now whenever I have no idea what to make, I will just pop over here and you can tell me what i am going to make for the day, LOL

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is so cute!!! I need to try one of these soon.... love the design and what an adorable image! I tried all morning to leave you a comment and couldn't... hope it takes this time! So if this is what you make when you have no mojo, it blows me away!!! TTYS!

Anita said...

Amazing backpack! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sally H said...

Wonderful rucksack! Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

Kelly said...

What a touching posting for the remembrance of 911. Love your little backpack, it is so cute and you are SO creative!

Tracy said...

This is very clever and totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Faye said...

Oh this is such a wonderful project, I love what you've done with our books and stories theme. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake. xx

Michelle said...

Such a cute the fall colors!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I've never made one of these, but man oh man, are they cool. You did a BEAUTIFUL job....great colors, love the image of the books, and awesome sewing, my dear. :)

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the backpack - the colors are fabulous and the stitching is perfect!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow! this is so beautiful! I love it! hope all is well with you. Have a great week!

Jan said...

This is just TOO CUTE!

Cor* said...

OMGosh this is wonderful. I did one of these once and loved it ! Thanks for inspiring me to do it again. Thanks also for the reflection of 9/11 ....I recieved an e-mail with a slide show of pics never seen from that day and cried my eyes out. .....uh.....I have paper saved from that year (year of my daughter's birth)....I digress. Love the creation & colors. Thanks for embossing with the fairies this week at Prairie FFF!

peggysue said...

Next time I worry about my mojo I'll touch your little finger and get all filled up again. Thanks for your reflection on 9/11 and wow, what a great project!

Sue said...

Great little backpack!
Thanks for playing FFF
Sue x

Elly said...

You make beautiful things Chris. My compliments!!

hugs, Elly ( the Netherlands)

Tina said...

So creative and fun. I really need to try one of these.

Yvonne said...

Supercute backpack! Love the funlooking papers you have used!
Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
Hugs, Yvonne

Agnete-Sagalind said...

How cool! Love it! really!

Thanx for playing with Scrappekammeret!
XOXO Agnete!

Bev Gerard said...

This is such a darling backpack! Love the colors/patterns!


Carisa said...

i adore this! thanks for joining us in our first Southern Girls Challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Nicely done, Chris! Such a cute design and I love the combo of patterns and colors you have used here - totally delights the eye! Beautiful embossing too. So happy you could join in the fun with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Friday.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just adorable!! Great colors and the stitching looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Back 2 School challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Guro said...

This is so nice Chris!!! Love the colors, and the fact that you made a little backpack :-)
Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
Hugs Guro

Jo Davies said...

A real cute backpack, in wonderful colours too! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Delightful Challenges this week.

Hugs Jo xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - how adorable is this! I love your backpack - it is so-o-o cute! What gorgeous colours and great doodling - it is perfect! Thanks for sharing Chris, your words are very moving and do bring the reality that God can make good in peoples lives through this world shattering event, if they CHOOSE!!! God bless you sister! {{{hugs}}}

Emma H said...

Very cool backpack! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

Wendi said...

Wow this is gorgeous such a nice change to see something other than a card
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Nicola said...

I can just imagine the look on the face of your cousin´s daughter when she was presented with this awesome backpack, love these papers and your beautiful stitched detail Chris.
Nicola -x-

Basslady said...

this backpack is fabulous! a real work of art!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo


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