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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great and blessed weekend!!  Mine has very eventful with a house full of guests.  Today my dear daughter, Nicki, plays a piano duet with her piano teacher in church.  I think Mom is more nervous than dd is though. LOL! it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!! This week's hostess is the dear Lisa!!

Lisa chose the verse:
(Eph 6:2-4 NRSV) "Honor your father and mother"--this is the first commandment with a promise: {3} "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." {4} And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

I thank my Heavenly Father in heaven for the earthly father he has given me each and every day!!  What a blessing to have a Christian father who loves the Lord and shares that love with me each and every day!!  Dad's Christian example is evident in all he does, including in how he brought us God instructed him.  We need to be thankful for our husbands and father's and this monstrous task they have in front of them of caring and directing their children and wives.  I know I support my hubby and father in prayer as well as in deed.  Over the years, I have come to learn that the Christian upbringing and the family structure of having both parents in a household is very rare.  I cringe at the number of split families and how is devastates  children.  "Thank you Lord for a Christian Father and husband!  Please help them seek their will in all they do in bringing up their children and wives in You."  Please be with those families who are hurting or missing a parent, whether it be from divorce or death. Amen.

This week Lisa has challenged us to Make a Father's Day card... or a card praising our Father in Heaven

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my card I used the Winds of Grace stamp set from SU.  The dp is Su Parisian Breeze (retired).  Most all materials excluding the silver baubles and the computer generated sentiment are from SU.

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:
My Mum's Craft shop -#9 punch itDude Time Doodles -  must be masculine -Fab 'n' Funky - magnificent menSassy Studio Designs Stitching.Shelly's Images Anything goes.CCEE Stampers -Card with a sports theme.Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Summertime.Totally Papercrafts - Summer.Stamp Something - Something punched.Phindy’s PlaceWater.Mami Doodles -  Card for a boy/man.Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.Fairy Fun Fridays -  Summer fun.Alphabet Challenge -  Father's Day or card for a male.Make it colorful must include colouring -  Colour with Blue (sky and water)Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine, Little Claire's Cards For Men, Marks Finest Papers -#59 Fathers Day, One Stop Craft - #135 Fathers Day, Secret Crafter - #138 A Male Card, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Fathers Day, Delicious Doodles - Father's Day, Fairy Knoll - Father's Day, Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male, , Patties Creations - Father's Day, Sew Many Cards - Father's Day, Simply Create - - Father's Day, Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine,C.R.A.F.T. -Father's Day, Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day and/or masculine colours/theme, Delightful Challenges - 1Father's Day, Just For Fun - Use at least one Tim Holtz product,Paper Play - Father's Day / man's card, Stamp Insanity - Masculine, Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Special Man, House That Stamps Built -Father's Day plus texture, Sisterhood of Crafters - Dad/special manThe Paper Variety - father/special man

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!


cheryl said...

oh chris this is stunning what a great image and love that ribbon,hope it goes well for your daughter hun but sure it will,hugs cheryl xxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. The clouds behind the yacht are very nicely done.

Greetings Astrid.

Mami Doodles said...

I love this card, many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris what a gorgeous masculine card you have created. Love your layout and pretty ribbon. The color choices are superb and the stitching stands out beautifully. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends! I love coming to view and enjoy your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Sandra DeFalco said...

Chris - the sailboat is perfect! I love that clouds background too!
Thanks for playing in our 'Wedding OR Father's Day' Challenge #23!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Grace said...

Hi Chris! Hope your weekend party went well and I'm thinking of Nicki this morning as she plays in her duet! Get pics!!! I wish I could hear it! Your card is gorgeous and I loved reading your thoughts! Have a great day!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Chris, love that image and your beautiful colouring and card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Becky said...

Good morning Chris! As usual you created a stunning card for Fathers Day. Wonderful thoughts on today's devotion.
Have a great week my sister..
Hugs :)

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful Fathers day card, thanks for playing at AS.

Hugs Ali x

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEE Chris LOVE this scene, the clouds are FABULOUS!!! What a beautiful design gf!!!!! AWESOME Masculine creation, you soooo rocked this challenge!!! Happy Sunday sweetie!

Tine said...

Hi Chris. Fabulous card. Love the colours & the layout and such a fabby ribbon too. Great card for our 'water' themed challenge. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Céline said...

beautiful card
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline F&F DT

Wendy M said...

fab card and thank you for your prayer too xx

Anonymous said...

What a really gorgeous and serene card Chris!! I love the soft blues and your striped ribbon really sets it off!! Have a lovely Sunday! Smiles

Winnie and Patty said...

Chris--what a fantastic Father's Day card! I love the big bow treatment! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a beautiful Father's Day card!! I love the brown and blue together. TFS!

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the stitching.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Brilliant card

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

papertrails leaver said...

Chris this is gorgeous as always! Love that sailboat! You should enter it in the Sentimental Sunday's challenge for father's day!

Janet Katz said...

A truly perfect card! Great colors and images! Thanks for playing along at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

scrapperjulia said...

I love your sailboat. I love the stitching and big bow on this card! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Miesje said...

You are so right Chris! I am very blessed with my Christian father and the upbringing I received. I love that sailboat, great card. Have a wonderful week.

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful card. I can smell the salt air with your sail boat. I love that ribbon. Thanks for sharing your insight to today's scripture.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Chris! love the sailboat image...your design is beautiful!
hugs & blessings

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is awesome what a fantastic image love that ribbon also the design of this it looks top notch.
Lorraine x

Patricia Garcia said...

Perfect Chris, you always make the best creations!!


Ginny said...

lovely, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris I just ADORE this!!~

heidy said...

OMG Chris this is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - it is lovely to be able to visit with you today! I love this card - your image is so perfect with those colours - a gorgeous take on this weeks challenge my friend! Thank you for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

ike said...

SUPER - great colours and that ribbon is fab. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.
Ike xx

Curly said...

OMG this is such a super card I love the image and how you have inked the sky,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Sonia said...

Hi Chris
You did a fabulous card!!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog.

Julie said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is lovely Chris. Love the image & layout. Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

~jan said...

What a beautiful card, Chris. Such wonderful colors and that ribbon-be still my heart! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is really elegant.

Teri said...

Perfect Fathers Day card hun!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Linda Wescott said...

Fabulous colouring, making a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Special Man challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

April said...

What a fabulous card!! LOVE the ribbon. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Melissa said...

A beautiful card. I can tell you put a lot of work into it. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Unknown said...

A lovely card thanks for playing at StampinSanity this week
Luv Jane xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is lovely, love that ribbon!

Paddington fan said...

Love it, love it love it!! Image is lovely and the stitching and the ribbon are perfect!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this time and good luck, love Jacky x

Sara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Stephanie said...

Great Father's Day card! I love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Unknown said...

aaaah.....this is just beautiful. Like Stephanie, I love the stitching and the ribbon is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is a WONDERFUL masculine card! I'm always on the prowl for good ideas for this type of card. Yours is terrific! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Lou Mac said...

Such an awesome card, I love that chunky ribbon and your brown stitching just ties it all together!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.

Unknown said...

That's beautiful, I love that large, striped bow! And you are so right too, the split brings great devastation into families, we've experienced that!
Wishing you a blessed week. said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love that image! Your stitching is always amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Amanda said...

Just sail away, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

Lori said...

Your card is fabulous, perfect for fathers day!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the color combo! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

Georgia said...

Love your card. The image is so great. Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Cards

Francesca said...

Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week

Maria Matter said...

this is so lovely Chris, I featured it on Inspire Me Fridays!!!
hugs & blessings!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, I am late again, but better late than never, right? I love this amazing Father's Day card such fabulous coloring and that ribbon..stunning!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

HelenR said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Beautiful card, so well done! Love the panels and stitching, it really makes the card pop. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

Star said...

WOW. What a gorgeous card!! I am just loving that boat and the cloud dp! Just fantastic.

Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'. I hope to see you again next week!

xx Star

Amy said...


Unknown said...

Hi Chris Fantastic card as usual Great image & very classy & well executed. LOVE that ribbon!!!
Thanks for playing at Wags n Whiskars - hope to see you again!


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