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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I have a house full this weekend so this post will be short and to the point so I can back to my company...

Today is a new Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge and this week's hostess is my dear friend and the super sweet Grace.

Grace has chosen the verse:John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease".

Recently I have had a lot of things occurring in my life, including a loss of one of my dearest friends who is dying from Cancer.  This has really caused me to think about my purpose of life and how short life really is. Ruby always lived her life for the Lord and He was indeed the Center.  Am I doing the same.  In a twinkling of an eye I could be gone from this earth...God could take me home to heaven to be with him.  This has really caused me to think of God's purpose for my life and whether I am following His plan for my life or my own desires. Yes I spend time reading my Bible and praying, homeschooling, and etc.  But is the time I spend used for His honor and glory or is it to satisfy myself.  This verse really points to how God should be "the increase" in my Life and the center.  Yes I use my crafting to send to those in need but should I spend more time with my children and family or am I spending to much time on crafting.  This time of my life is one of reflection and trying to do what His will is ...

Grace challenged the team and any participants with a choice for this week's challenge.

You have choices this week:
1. Make a CAS card, (representing "you" needing to decrease); 

2. Make a More is More card, (representing that He must INCREASE) or 

3. Show us a simple version of a card and then show us the "More is More" version.

Due to the lack of time I created one card this week.  I don't think CAS is my strength but I challenged myself to decrease on my creation.

Here is my creation:
For my creation I used the Poinsettia tags (sentiment) and Poinsettia Background released this month at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I gold embossed my background.  The bow is tied using the bow easy and Ivory May Arts ribbon.  The glitter is K& Co glitter paper.

Bee Crafty – Christmas
Craft Your Passion - double anything (double bells)

Paper Pretties - Embossing
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Anything Goes - Embossing
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- glitter
 Paper Romance-  Everything but the kitchen sink - This is a neat theme.  It means to do alot of something. Mine is a lot of embossing.
 Little Red Wagon - Something in 3's- three gold baubles
Crazy 4 Challenges -Christmas card or project 
Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Ai Factory - Use a DieCut or Punch
ABC challenge - H is for Holidays
The Secret Crafter - sparkle & shine
Just Add Ink- Just Add Christmas

 For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: 

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

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

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!



Jan Hennings said...

A beautiful CAS card and I hope you enjoy your company. Love your post today, I've asked myself the same thing a few times!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris I have enjoyed reading your post today it has made me think the same things. As for your card the beauty of its simplicity shines out, I love it so much.
Lorraine x

Miesje said...

Your post is perfect Chris! And so is your card! I love the simple elegance of it. Your words are so true - I can totally relate to it.

Grace said...

Beautiful post Chris! You hit the nail on the head! I love your card... it's simple yet so sparkly and beautiful!!! Hope you're enjoying your visit with family!

Annette22 said...

what a wonderful card

thanks a lot for playing with us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Georgiana said...

The gold is absolutely stunning.

Great job,

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow that gold embossing is fantastic. I love the bow and sentiment. Beautiful card.
Fiona x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris and love your insight on this verse this morning. I think of this often myself, "what is your will for me?" and am I willing to set aside me. love you my sister (hugs) :)

Anonymous said...

This is so Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, this is stunning, simple design with fabulous results. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Nela said...

Georgeous creation in beautiful colours!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Me said...

What a beautiful card and soooooo elegant.

Grtzz Marjon

Deb said...

beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is gorgeous lady!! I love the gold and the elegant bow!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!HUGS

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Beautiful Chris. I love the beautiful gold poinsettias and gorgeous bow. :) Michelle

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

darling Ho said...

What a beautiful card! The color you used is pretty!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

peggysue said...

Thank you for your words Chris, they hit the nail on the head, excellent post! Funny, we've both faced the loss of dear ones these past weeks and that stirs up deeper thoughts of our purpose on this earth . . . the brevity of life. I am sorry you are losing your friend, knowing that she will be dancing in glory doesn't take away the pain of missing her, not fully. Big hugs to you!

Lauretta See said...

such elegant card.. love all that gold!! another stunning creation! thanks again for joining us this week on craft your passion. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Such an elegant card! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! x x

Dawnll said...

It is funny how that verse has hit home for me this week. I think as woman we all overdo.
Love your thoughts on this verse and appreciate you sharing them.
Your card is as lovely as usual but I must say I like the clean simple look of this beauty. It is very elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion.

Bianca said...

This is very pritty! Thanks for playing with us at our very first Challenge of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

crafty amy said...

Wow this looks so rich! Just stunning :D
Thank you for joining us at CPF and good luck.


Amy xx

Lori said...

This is a great CAS card....for you, for me, not so much! I love the embossed background.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning just love what you have done here hugs cheryl xxxx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Stunning! I think you did a wonderful CAS card! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory this week!

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous card Chris.. I love the elegance of the gold.. Such a great CAS.. I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

Mickie said...

I love it, simple but so very elegant. Enjoy your company!

Melodie said...

Wow, this is so wonderful and elegant.
Great compliment for you.

PokSa said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

sue said...

great embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

theneon said...

A beautiful card representing an amazing concept.

angelwhispers said...

Wow what a fabulous sparkly card just love the design and the colours are perfect!

Thanks for joining us over at the CPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Vicki G said...

So elegant Chris! I love it!


Lovely Linda said...

Dear Chris - I am sorry to read about Rby in your newer post - you and her family are in my prayers - I know your loss is a deep one, but know HIS Love is deeper still! I love your CAS card this week - you do all things well - your words are so true my friend! God bless you Chris - I {{{heart}}} you! {{{hugs}}}

Betty Wright said...

Chris, this is wonderful! Beautiful CAS design, which you do very well btw. The embossing just makes it all pop! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Clare Brown said...

beautiful card and your embossing is gorgeous.Goodluck at abc challenges this week.

hugs Clare x

Renee said...

Simply stunning. Love the gold embossing. it must've taken forever to get it right. Thanx for joining us this week at AIF. Hope to see you back again. Don't forget about the DT call going on now.
Renee DT

Chrissy D said...

Love this is gold! So pretty, Chris!

Unknown said...

Lovely card - very elegant. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x


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