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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!  While Friday was very rainy, yesterday was gorgeous!!!  The sun was shining, no humidity and some breeze!  Gorgeous!! I had fun working with my gardens outside.


Today it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!!

This week's challenge host is Becky.


Becky chose the verse:



James 2:18,19 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble.

Today's scripture reminds us that if we are Christians we need to not only say it but show it.  It reminds me of the old familiar children's song, "They'll know we are Christian's by our Love."I have often heard from people that people who are Christian's or go to church are the biggest hypocrites.  How can this be?  How can this be, if we as Christian's are to be an example of God's love?  Are you walking the walk or just talking the talk?
True Faith in God is shown by actions that are pleasing to Him and that are Christlike.  We are all human and sinners so we are not perfect but this is what we must strive for.  How are you letting others know of your love for God?  Can they see your faith?

Becky's challenge:

"What works for you" use your favorite item for stamping, it could be a stamp,embossing folder, favorite spellbinder shape.

Here is my take on the challenge:

 I love the new Our Daily Bread Designs Small Sweet Williams set and the Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper. The flower is created with gold embossing on pink silk.

Card Recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Small Sweet Williams set
paper: Sweet Threads (Basic Grey, black)
accessories: Grand caliber from Spellbinders, Spellbinders Blossom 3 die, Pink Satin material flower


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  Becky.

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:
Ooh La La Creations Summer flowersDDH Challenges - Handmade FlowersTry It On Tuesday  -  Flower Power Paper Take Weekly -  Anything GoesCreative Craft Challenges -  Pretty Blossoms Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goesFabulous Friday - recipe challenge use 2 of three: ribbon/trim; charm; rhinestones/pearlsDesigns by Lisa Somerville - floral frenzyCrafty Catz -  - a vintage lookOne Stop Craft - #139 Summertime Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C95 Summer Themed Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Use something from your stash (lace and ribbon),  Charisma Cardz -All about flowers, Stamp Insanity - Anything goes,  Creative Belli - #121 handmade embellishments, Divas by Design - #5 die cuts/punches, Little Darlings Challenges -  #2 favorite colors, Simon Says Stamp - stitching, Stampavie and More -#146 more than 3 layers, A Spoonful Of Sugar -  #159 Sewing, Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - must stamp -  Die-cuts Plus Texture,  Try It On Tuesday  -  Flower Power,  All Sorts- Free and Easy

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!
blessings,









49 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh chris this is stunning that flower is amzing hugs cherylx

Ageeth Holster said...

Gorgeous card Chris!! Love the colours and the bow is great!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris! That flower is beautiful and love that design paper.
Hugs :)

Julie E said...

Such a pretty bloom and papers :>)

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous (Mr Blogger playing up this is my 2nd attempt) love the floral background and the image is devine too!:) Sandra H

Lovely Linda said...

Let's be honest Chris - everything you touch is beautiful! I love this flower and the matching Die - divine! Gorgeous colours and DP!! Thank you for your thoughts on the scripture Chris - they always speak to the heart! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Hi Chris! Oh every time I look at this card I love it more! The soft pinks and the gold embossing are so elegant and pretty... love the bow! Yes we WERE on the same wavelength.... except for you it's a kids chorus... for me I was a teen when it became big! LOL! Loved reading your thoughts today!
hugs,
Grace

Miesje said...

Oh Chris, this is beautiful! The colors are so feminine and soft and the flowers are the perfect touch. Love the paper! Have a great, great week!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! the flower you created is gorgeous! I love the version of the scripture verse you quoted! I so agree!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Chris!~

Michelle Single said...

Love all the papers and different elements you used on this! And that big bow - too cute!!!! Thanks for playing with Digi Design House this week!

Janette said...

Hi Chris, Your card is really beautiful thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Karen W said...

This is so beautiful, I love the color combo and the bow and everything. I just got those stamps and die and love them!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli, I always love your cards.

Nadell said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Nadell

Peggysuez said...

Great thoughts Chris and this is a delightful card, love the paper and the sketch you chose!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful flower and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Michelle said...

Just beautiful Chris!

Kristine said...

This is so beautiful Chris! I love the pink touches against the gorgeous darker floral background papers *Ü* We are having some really great weather here as well and are taking the boat to the lake after church today! Fun Fun! Have a blessed week. Hugs, Kris

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card. And I just love your flower. Thanks for entering the Art Impressions Challenge
Barbara - Art Impressions DT

Lori said...

Gorgeous Chris! The dp is lovely, your flower is fantastic!

CraftinGranny said...

This is a beautiful creation Chris. Your faith is definately known and shared by your awesome designs and your love of scripture. Your sharing of God's love and faith is so appreciated. "Hugs" Carol

Doreen said...

What a great card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope you join us next time.xxx

Myrna said...

Wonderful card Chris!
Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

Angela said...

This is just darling Chris! Love the colours too! Thank you so much for joining in at frosted designs this week! Hope you enjoyed our hop!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Chris! Love the added blossom to the Sweet William flower! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Marlene said...

Such a beautiful card, Chris. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, love the large bow. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Rica said...

Beautiful card Chris, gorgeous colours, papers and such beautiful detailing - that pink bow is scrumptious!!

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
love
Heather xx

scrappingmom73 said...

I'm so glad you joined us at Frosted Designs this week! Your card is beautiful. I love that paper with your flower. Thanks again!
Lydia

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris. Love the colours and the details. Hugs Michele x

PatR said...

This is an amazing card and so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the TioT challenge.xx

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

This is a very pretty card, Hunnie! Love the flower!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week! Good Luck!
Hugs Kobie

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Chris
A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Chris, thanks for visiting my blog. Your card here with the Sweet William is so beautiful. I love the variations of pink. Great job. ~ Abby

Deloris said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions. Hope to see you again next week.

Anita said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Divas by Design challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like the rose in the center of the sweet william

maryr917 said...

This is such a beautiful card chris-thanks for playing along with the creative belli blog in our handmade custom belli challenge

Mummylade said...

this is so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

MariLynn said...

Chris, I know whoever opens their mail box and sees this gorgeous card is going to have their mouth drop open! I love the colors you used and the lace, ribbons, pearls and roses make it look super elegant!! I hope you have a blesed week! Hugs!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your flower is amazing. Love the black accents and the lace.

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the flower. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Chrissy love the colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

K Andrew said...

HI Chris,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; I'm so glad you did! Your work is amazing! I'm your newest follower, and looking forward to being bloggie friends!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew
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1CardCreator said...

This card is as beautiful as your love for God Chris.

Connie Paxman said...

Love the pattern paper with the flower...the ribbon embelllishment really sets off the whole card.
connie paxman

Ida said...

So very elegant. Thanks for joining the BC Floral Frenzy challenge.

Erin R said...

I love your project, such a great way to use all the recipe supplies, so fun!!

Thanks for joining us at frosted designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

Erin R.

Ann Craig said...

Such beautiful colours and shapes evoke a wonderful feeling of yesteryear. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at jac-inks challenges.

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