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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there.  What a fun day to remember our Moms who have blessed our lives in special ways.  As a Mom, I reflect on how blessed by God I am to have two healthy girls who have blessed my life in so many ways!!

Today is a new Stampin Sister's in Christ Challenge!!  This week's hostess is my dear friend Sabrina!!

Sabrina chose the verse:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 a (NIV) He has made everything beautiful in its time.

There are so many different ways to interpret this verse.  When I think of this verse, I often think of the story of the Ugly Duckling.  The little duckling was so different and shunned by even his own family.  He was not like the rest.  He himself thought he was ugly.  He could have even  questioned God on why he was so different and so ugly.  God had a plan for the duckling, but it was in His timing not the ducklings.  Soon he became a beautiful swan.  So it is with our lives....Sometimes things don't work the way we have planned but God has a plan prosper us not to harm us...His plan may not be to have us succeed in this life but to receive a reward in heaven.  We need to trust Him for His plan for our lives...

Sabrina has challenged us to:
Make a card and put all things "beautiful" on it (flowers, pearls, bling, butterflies, birds, lace, etc.)

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my card I used the Mini Tags 3 set from Our Daily Bread Designs, the Vintage Border die and Vintage border from the Porch set, the Vintage Embossing Plate, Spellbinders Mini Tags Trio Three  and the  
Floral 3D Precut - Morning Glory also available at ODBD.
For my card I used the embedded embossing technique for my layers.  While this is more simplistic for me, I really like how it turned out.

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Miesje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

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

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Stamping in Time challenge at ODBD: Tag it! Make it Monday - Anything goesGet Hippity with Ippity  - FlowersPhindy’s Place -  Challenge #54: Embossing.Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goesWord Play Weekend Challenge -  Flowers - as image, embellies or part of sentiment.Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C86 - Lots of Flowers Scrappy Frogs -  Anything goesSentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment - Anything goesDream Valley Challenges - FlowersCard Cupids - FlowersCatch The Bug - Anything Goes, Crafty Emma - Favourite Colour Combo, Bloggers Challenge - Nature, Crafty Catz - Include a quote/sentiment,   Raise The Bar - Flower power, Wags 'n Whiskers - Use die/punch, Crafty Sentiments - Flowers, Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Die cuts and punches, Paper Play Show us your style (your favourite style- classic elegance), Paper Romance - Use your favourite die (I have several favorites but I am loving this tag trio die  Divas by Design -anything goes, , Clear It Out! -Ribbon/Trim, Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge - anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!  I appreciate all your comments!! Have a great day!!



debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Chris.

cheryl said...

oh wow chris hun this is just beautiful,love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cor* said...

Chris, this is fabulous! Absolutely stunning.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - this is definitley beautiful! I love the colours - the white and pink are so beautiful! Gorgeous texture and fabulous layout - add to that all of the 'Chris-isms' and you have a perfect card - as always my friend! Love it! Thanks for always inspiring Chris - you are such a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful loving the flowers and the sentiment with the lace is just gorgeous!!!! Love Chanelle xx

Grace said...

Oh this is so pretty Chris! I love the white bg and the embossing! Love the die cut images! So beautiful! Loved your thoughts today too! Happy Mohter's Day to you!!! TTYT!

Miesje said...

Beautiful Chris! I love the Ugly Duckling analogy - perfect! Your card is stunning. I love those flowers - will have to get them some day. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and week!

Becky said...

Girl, this is stunning! I just love your take on the verse this morning.
Happy Mother's Day

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful card, Chris! Reminds me of a quilt with hand applique. ;) And a lovely devotional on this week's scripture.


Cindy Haffner said...

Chris what a BEAUTY, Happy Mother's Day!!~

Lori said...

It's another beautiful embedded embossing card Chris, I love it!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Chris this is stunning, I love the simplicity which just highlights the beauty and elegance of this wonderful creation.
Lorraine x

Danni said...

Simply beautiful!! Enjoy your day!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Beautiful card Chris! I love how "open" it is with all the white, you made even the simplest thing (white cardstock) so beautiful with the texture. Love your pretty flowers too! ♥Happy Mother's Day♥

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, I also love all teh white! Great use of texture and great use of the ugly duckling tale to point out the value in scripture. I always enjoy seeing your cretaions. Have a great week and a blessed Mother's Day!

Ellibelle said...

Hi Chris, your card is stunning! Love the way you placed the flowers, and the embossing looks fabulous. Love your take on that beautiful verse.
I'm so happy you shared your card with me at the new word play weekend challenge!!

Rachel B said...

Oh my goodness. Your trim is so awesome and I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beautiful card- the flowers and colors are so pretty. Some pretty lucky lady will be thrilled to open this card!

Tine said...

Hi Chris. Fab looking card. Great texture and I love how the lace matches the golden border so well. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Anonymous said...

This card is stunning Chris!! Love all the texture and dimension. Beautiful and elegant! Love the flowers!

Arts by Sara said...

Beautiful Creation! I love the your flowers! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

Helen said...

what a stunning card! Saw it on MIM and had to take a look.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, elegant card. Love all the elements on it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Curly said...

Wow this is such an Elegant card and the sentiment is so lovely,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

Good Luck,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

PCM said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the embossing and the simple flower spray. Lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tuesday for our open challenge.

Jacq said...

Hi Chris,
What an absolutely gorgeous card!! Love the CAS style, the flowers, love the embossing detail, the colour scheme is just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

carol said...
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carol said...

lovely pretty card, fits perfect with our challenge at Craftycatz, x carol

Mary J said...

Wow, so very beautiful Chris! Thx for joining in with the Make It Monday linky party!!

Mary J x

lindyloo said...

oh this is so beautiful thank you for joining us at the crafty catz hugs linda x

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful Chris.I seen you on Make it Monday
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Fiona said...

this is the flowers and the white...the flowers really stand out. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


Donna said...

A stunning card Chris, so pretty with the embossing and flowers. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful Mom!! I just love the embossing and all the flowers. Love you!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic Card, hun! Love the use of the ribbon and great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
PS we miss you!!
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Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is a stunning card, Chris!
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays ;) Don’t forget about our DT call and the 1st anniversary blog hop ;) Big hugs, Joanna x

karen said...

So pretty, just beautiful! Thanks for joining CES challenges this week, Karen GDT

Unknown said...

beautiful work, thanks so much for playing with Clear it Out

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, your card is beautiful. The embossing gives such detail and I love the way you have used the ribbon to hold the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design.

CraftyC said...

This is so pretty Chris, a beautiful card.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Conniecrafter said...

So Gorgeous

MariLynn said...

Your card is exquisite.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Chris.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "show us your style" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Crystal said...

So elegant and gorgeous WOOOOWEEEE LOVE the pink you added! FAbulous gf!

Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card! love everything about it! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Wanda Cullen said...

Chris, your card is stunning! I love the touch of gold and the spray of flowers really pops against the white BG! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!


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