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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!!  Ah!!  After church I hope to sit back and relax and maybe some blog surfing.  It has been crazy and I am just looking forward to some time to relax. is a new Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's hostess is ME. 

     I count it a blessing to share scripture with you at the same time as sharing my love for crafting. 

Since it is October and cancer awareness month, I chose the scripture:
My health may fail, My spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:26

You can read my devotional on the Stampin sisters in Christ blog, I will just give you a brief synopsis here.

Many of us know of someone who has cancer or are terminally ill.   I know I have several friends who are battling cancer, including my dt sister Randi. Soon it will also be the anniversary of my dear mother in law's passing from Cancer (on Thanksgiving Day...somehow Thanksgiving has never been the same...)  She is dearly missed.  What a dreadful disease from a worldly standpoint.  So many are affected and with all the technological advances in this world we have not found a cure or a way to keep it at bay.  What good can possibly come from an illness such as this. Well, God has all things planned for our good.   What  a comfort to know that God is right beside you to hold your hand no matter what the circumstance if you believe and trust in him.   

One of my very dearest friends  is suffering greatly at this time with cancer.  She is weak and in a tremendous amount of pain.  It brings me to tears to think of her suffering and the possibility of losing her but I know God has a plan…It may be to heal her in this earthly dwelling or it may be to take her Home to Him.  Through it all she trusts the Lord and is growing closer to Him each day.  How about you….Can you say you have that comfort?  I want to share her testimony with others.  No matter what the circumstance, when you are a Christian you have God on your side to hold your hand.

This week the challenge at Stampin Sisters is to create a card or project with mostly pink and include pink ribbon.

Here is my take on the challenge using the Our Daily Bread Designs Hope stamp set.

I used the sketch from Midnight Madness (turned on its side) and the Pixie Dust Sketch which are very similar for my layout and some DCWV Music paper I have had in my stash forever.  I rarely use bright colors like this so I pushed myself to think outside of the box.

It is hard to see in the photo but the lace is also pink.  The rhinestones are from a birthday RAK from my dear friend Grace.  The ribbon is from my dear friend Crystal.  Thanks girls.  I am enjoying my goodies!!

Midnight Madness- sketch
Meljjen's Designs- anything goes
Stampin Royalty - Ribbons

Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Shine/Bling (the paper is embossed as well as the bling)
Pixie Dust- pink for Cancer Awareness and a sketch
 Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges #89 - sentiment as main focus
Speedy the Cat- punches or dies 

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


37 comments: said...

Lovely card - you may not use brights a lot, but you know how to use 'em! Thoughtful challenge.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautifully crafted. The papers are gorgeous and the swirl is fantastic. This is a fabulous creation. Your post is so comforting.
Fiona x

Shazza said...

beautiful card, hope you have a relaxing day x

Becky said...

Beautiful card Chris and great challenge today. You have a great week.

Miesje said...

Chris this is beautiful! I love that card and I really liked your reflection. So glad that you chose this verse - perfect challenge too! Have a fantastic week!

Denise Marzec said...

Cancer is a dreadful disease...I lost my grandmother to it. Your card is absolutely STUNNING!

Me said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours.

Grtzz Marjon

Lori said...

So beautiful and inspiring, gorgeous work Chris!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Chris These colors are GORGEOUS!!! That sentiment is sooooo awesome!!!! The dp is amazing...ooooo do I see some ribbon woohooooo you used it!!! Have a wonderful Sunday!! Big Hugs!

Ольга said...

очень красиво сделано!

Grace said...

Gorgeous creation Chris, as always! I'm so glad you found the perfect use for the bling and thanks for such a thoughtful devotion and challenge this week... perfect for this month. Have a wonderful day! Talk to you when I get back!

peggysue said...

Chris this is a stunning creation! I am so sorry to hear about your friend. We are facing a similar situation with DHs sister, this disease is awful to see. But your words and devotional bring such hope. Thanks for sharing. God bless you this week!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous girl!! I love the pretty swirl bling and yummy ribbon!! :)

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Striking card Chris! Great challenge too in praying for those with cancer and keeping them on our hearts since it's affecting so many of us. God bless and have a great week.

Denise said...

These colors are gorgeous. Beautiful bow! Love the bling and lace. Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
MMSC Design Team

Lori said...

Beautiful! You share the Lord so faithfully and beautifully, thank you, my friend.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning pure eye candy hugs cheryl xxx

Mina said...

stunning mix of colours Chris and the touch of gems are fabulous
Mina xxx

Mickie said...

Absolutely out of this world beautiful.

Susie M. said...

Chris, this is so beautiful and what a wonderful tribute to those in your life that have been touched by this dreaded disease. I too have lost some good ppl. in my life. *hugs*

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful card, Chris!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card for a terrible disease! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! Fabulous details & design! I love the beautiful pink bow! Thank you for playing the FTTC.

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work on this sensational card!

Thank you, Chris, for sharing this wonderful die cut design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Love the ribbon you have used for the Stamping Royalty challenge, thanks for playing along.

Melodie said...

A beautiful card, I love your grind.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Chris!
Lovely card as always! Really a great card in respect of breast cancer month!
Love the pink and black togheter and the big pink bow looks sooo good!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Darsie Bruno said...

Another beauty to behold! Love your choice of papers, the lace and that delicious bow! Thanks so much for playing with us with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join us next week as well!
Hugs, Darsie

Tina said...

This is beautiful!

Virgo5 said...

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous and so elegant Chris!!! So cool you played the FTTC with us this week!!! Big hugs ~S~

Joanne Travis said...

This is really gorgeous, Chris. I love everything about this one.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends on our special anniversary week!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Chris. Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - your card is just divine and such a beautiful tribute to so many who suffer so much! I am sorry to hear about your friend and have beenn praying for her and the family! I love your take on the MMSC too Chris - it is always lovely to see you play along! God bless you Chris - BIG {{{HUGS}}}
Linda MMSC & SSIC Design Teams

Robin said...

Fabulous sparkle!! thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Cat said...

I LOVE your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!


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