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Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Sunday all!! ...and Happy Father's Day to all the husbands and fathers out there.  Today is the day to say thank you for all the fathers we have been blessed with.  I know I am very thankful for my hubby who is a wonderful father to our daughters as well as my father in law and father whom I cherish with all my heart!

Today it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's host is the inspirational and sweet  Marilynn.

Marilynn chose the verse:
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. (KJV)

This is a verse that we each feel every day.  We have faith that we are going to wake up in the morning or that our children come home safe.  We need faith in most all we do but this faith is having Faith in Christ that although we can not see and touch him we believe that He is there, that He cared for us and that He died for us. We have to have Faith that he cares for us more than birds than the air...He knows everything and what will happen next but we have to have faith that He will provide.  Currently we are going through some life changes in our family.  Each day I pray for Faith that He will guide me to make the right decisions and that His will and not my will be done.  I can't see the road ahead but He can.  Do you have Faith or believe in a God you do not see?

Marilynn's challenge is:
Make a card that you doodle on.

 Since this week's sponsor is Our Daily Bread Designs, I decided to use one of their stampsets: Time.

I made this as a Father's Day card for my Dad.  This card has a lot of distressing and embossing (Provocraft Clockworks folder).  The ribbon is SU Striped Grosgrain.  The border on the top is punched with the MS shell border punch.  I doodled faux stitching on the bravo burgundy paper as well as around the sentiment.  I purposely tore the edges on the ribbon.

Card Recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamp: Time
Paper: kraft, Bravo burgundy, SEI Time dp,
Accessories: SU Grosgrain ribbon, SU corner punch, Clockworks embossing folder, Tim holtz distress inks, Tim holtz clock hand, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Spellbinders GRAND CALIBER

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.  I know I am always enlightened or inspired by Marilynn's take on the verse each week and I am sure you will be also!!

Challenges I am entering my creation in:

Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
2 Sisters - For a Guy

Creations by Gill M - Use Circle Shapes

Little Claire's - Cards for Men

Paper Creator's Crafts - For the Men

Bloggers Challenge - Masculine Card or Project

Fashionista Friday - For Men

Glitter Geeks - Male/ Father's Day

Totally Papercraft - Dies Cuts and Punches

Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes

Just for Fun - Doodle

Paper Creations Ink - Doodle

Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.
Crafty Sentiments  - Father's Day. 
Stampin' B's -  Use a border punch
Southern Girls Anything goes.
Shelly's Images -  Masculine project.
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #18 punches and dies
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Dad/special man 
Paper Take Weekly -  Dads and Lads
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge -  Father's Day / masculine
Bows 'n Berries  - Masculine.
 Happileigh Scrappin -  Embossing.
Ooh La La Creations - Father's Day/Special Man
Squigglefly Make it Masculine
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!


Chrissy said...

Great stamp Chris, and fabulous male card.Love the ribbon,and colourings.

Cor* said...

Timeless indeed!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - what a fabulous card - and a great job with the doodling - I was really challenged with this! Gorgeous image and LOVE the colours!! I always love the extra touches you add Chris - thank you for inspiring! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris, that ribbon is lovely. Yes, your faith is being sharpened as you wait to see where God is leading.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

another chris beauty! what a lucky dad!

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
What a wonderful father's Day card. I love the colours and the image. Beautiful work.
Fiona x

Cindy Haffner said...

PERFECT Chris!!~

Chris Franco said...

So beautiful! Your work is so inspiring Chris, I don't know how you do it, day after day!!

Lori said...

Marvelous card for your dad! I like the top border coming off of the top and the matching spellbinders under the clock. The torn ribbon is a perfect touch.

Basslady said...

a fantastic and very noble card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Peggysuez said...

Love that big striped ribbon as the backdrop for your focal point! And will continue praying for guidance and direction as you face some life changes.

Debbie said...

A lovely card and very masculine indeed :)
Thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts and good luck.
Debbie x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Peppery Apple said...

What a lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck.
Steph xxx

Motherhen3 said...

A stunning card.............fabulous. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sister Stick! I love your tribute to dads and the kind words you blessed the men in your life with. SO heart warming, just like your work. LYMI

Grace said...

Hi Chris! So glad you are able to get on line from the campground! Hope you are having a relaxing time! Your card is gorgeous and I love the extra distressing, doodling and torn ribbon! Perfect!!! Have a wonderful vacation and praying you'll come home to some great news!


bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masculine challenge!! Robin

sam21ski said...

Fab card, great theme and love the colours.

Thanks for doodling with JFF this week

Sam xxx

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card, perfect for any male out there.
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Sandra said...

Another gorgeous card.:) Sandra H

Helen Anderson said...

Lovely card Chris, and the SU ribbon looks great! I'm a SU demo :).

Thanks for joining in our challenge and good luck.

Helen (Glitter Geeks)

Lynne in NI said...

Fab male card, love your image and fabulous ribbon, and the punched edge along the top is so effective! Bet your Dad loved it too!

MariLynn said...

Love your take on the scripture!!! The embossing and distressing really gives this a vintage look. I know that your Dad is going to love this card. Hugs!!! I pray that you have a blessed week!

Adeline Ng said...

Such a manly card, and I love the time piece. I have to get the set when I have a chance to. I love how you distress the card. I can never do a man card properly and envy those who can do it so well.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful masculine card, I'm sure your dad loved it! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Chris this is terrific I love the browns and the hand pieces on the stamp clock is a perfect addition!

Melodie said...

OMG, it looks so fantastic. I love the colour very much.

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

cabio's craft corner said...

It's such a classic card with a touch of vintage. A delightful Father's Day card Chris and I am sure you dad loved it very much :o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- and I love the doodling. Wonderful challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, such wonderful details.

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us in our 1st Paper Creator Crafts Challenge.

Julie x

bosenberries said...

Fab card Chris! Thanks so much for joining us over at Bows and Berries!!

Anne said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for hopping into OLL to share it with us and hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

Wendy said...

a great card
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at paper creator crafts

Jaqi said...

Stunning card, absolutely gorgeous :-)

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing! :)

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Chris, This is a gorgeous card as is the Dahlia card. Hope to get by more often in the near future when all this drama comes to an end. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, the sweet comment, and for caring. "Hugs" Carol

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous card, love the ribbon you used on it. Thanks for playing with us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

pam124 said...

Chris, your work is always phenomenal and this is no exception. You created a wonderful card this week to use a border punch for the StampinB challenge. Thanks for playing with us this week. Pam-DT-StampinB

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.

Doreen said...

Simply stunning.Thanks for sharing with us at

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful and perfect Father's Day Card. Love the ribbon and all the distressing.

Miesje said...

What a wonderful card! I love that image and the colors and that ribbon is fabulous! Love it!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. I really love how you frayed the edges of the ribbon.
Thanks for joining our 'Punches and Dies' Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

rosalien said...

Great job, love it! Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Stressed Stamper said...

Stunning card as always Chris - love it
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Marlena M. said...

I love the way you embellished around the clock. It is beautiful.:) I pray God give you clear guidance in your life changes.

BarbaraW said...

Fab masculine card. Thanks for sharing your work in the Bloggers Challenge.

Pearl said...

Lovely the way this masculine card turned out ! so inspiring !!!!

Ida said...

Wonderful card. It has a nice "Vintage" feel to it. Thanks for joining the BC "Manly" challenge.

Manuela said...

Wow, what a stunning creation! Fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life


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