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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Happy Sunday All!!! I hope you are all enjoying this weekend!! This one is very  busy for me as my family is here to celebrate Thanksgiving early.  Last night we had our turkey with all the fixings.  How Yummy and oh so fun!!  I feel like I gained a few pound over night. LOL!  It does feel good to think the big preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday are done.  Thursday, we will just have a nice quiet dinner among our family with a little less work or stress. LOL!

Today I am popping briefly to share this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge hosted by Rebekka.

Rebekka chose the verse:
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him

Rebekka challenged the team to:
make a card of praise,using music, stamp, or design paper or just the word praise.

Here is my take on the challenge using the Blessed Christmas stamp set (an older set from ODBD) at Our Daily Bread Designs.

I used music on my card background using the Allegro embossing folder.  I also drew musical notes on my sentiment panel and added gold baubles.  The designer paper is from SU Holiday Traditions and K and Co. Elizabeth Browd (Holiday paper).  My panels are antiqued with gold embossing powder on the smaller panels and Antique Gold on the largest panel and over the embossing.  This card uses the layout from this week's Mojo Monday sketch 215.

This card was also made for the Splitcoast November Theme challenges using the Word Challenge: WORD1011 which is to use the letters in the word PLAY.
P- Pearls, Pin
L- Lace, layers
A- Antique Gold, Allegra embossing folder
Y- Yellow- yellow buttons and yellow gold accents

Card Recipe:
ODBD stamps: Blessed Christmas
Paper: SU Holiday Traditions, K and Co.- Elizabeth Browd, Ivory, Real Red
accessories: pearls strand, Allegra embossing folder from Provocraft, gold baubles, May Arts Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon, red cording, lace, buttons

Be sure to check out  Rebekka's devotional on the SSIC Blog, as I know you'll be blessed!

For more inspiration please visit my DT Sisters:
   LindaLisa, MiesjeRebecca,PeggysueKris,  Marilynn,  and

challenges I am entering my creation in:
2 Sisters - #66 Let it sparkleChallenge Up Your Life -#57 MusicOur Daily Bread Designs  ODBDSLC85 Baubles, bells or anything hanging
So Artful Challenge  Sew PrettyStamp, Scrap and Doodle -  EmbossingCraft Your Days Away #33 Embellishment Bingo* (lace, pins, pearls)Just Some Lines 1stW Tic Tac Toe* (embossing, ribbon, die cut)Clearly Inspired -flowersFabulous Friday - die cutsMojo Monday Sketch 215  Floweret ChristmasInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesPhindy’s Place -  Christmas cardsStempelsonnen Challenge - red, green, goldWags 'n Whiskers - ChristmasCrafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge embellishment recipe*(flower on paper, holly, ribbon)Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Use Red, Green and Metallic.CCEE Stampers -  2 Diecuts OR 2 Punches (used scalloped and reg long rectangles on 3 panels)Crimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas  Make It SparkleDigi Doodle Shop's Best -  Red and Green
Paper Crafting Journey - EmbossingShelly's Images -Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - BINGO* (stitching, ribbon/lace, patterned paper)Southern Girls -  BINGO* (glitter, ribbons, embossing)Card and Scrap -  Traditional Christmas coloursCreatalicious Challenges Christmas and make sure it SPARKLESHeidi's Hobbystuggu -Christmas cards with Bling/Sparkle Tiffany Doodles - Glitter & SparkleTruly Scrumptious - #70 Christmas with pearls or vintageDeep Ocean Challenge #12 Vintage 

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!

Have a great day!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another gorgeous classy card. I love the colours and layout. The embellishments are beautiful.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Fiona x

Becky said...

Good morning my sister..What a gorgeous card.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card. I love the colors and the papers!

Kay Demonbren said...

This is gorgeous- I love that bow, and the pearl trim!

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, Your card is just so beautiful love the pearl trim and your chosen colours are beautitul:) Sandra H

Merlyn said...

OMG!! This is Stunning :) I love it sooooooooooo much..No words to say.. Awesome

Riet said...

This is so wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawnll said...

Beautiful sweetie! Love that vintage design.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the mojo sketch.

Miesje said...

This is absolutely beautiful. When I grow up I want to make cards as lovely as yours! Time and time again your creativity amazes me!
Have a great week Chris!

Tina said...

beautiful pear l trim...lovely colors to...thanks for joining us at just some lines


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Love the colors and classy card.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi

Unknown said...

A beauty, indeed! Glad you've had a happy Thanksgiving with your family and will be relaxing this Thursday.

Grace said...

This is beautiful Chris! Great take on ALL the challenges!!! Love the hand drawn musical notes and gold pearls! Elegant and beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh MAN!! You can't get any more beautiful than this!!!! Great job on the colors... I love the green especially!!! Beautiful verse!!! I absolutely adore the Details!!

Unknown said...

WoW! Amazing details. Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Chris and an early Happy Thanksgiving!

alethea said...

Beautiful Christmas Card!! THanks for joining us at PCJ! hugsxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Chris,love the papers and the embossing,always such gorgeous detail...Have a happy Thanksgiving with your family....
Mandy x

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! and I love that bow! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs, martina

Seija said...

Wow, it's a so gorgeous christmas card ... wonderful design!
Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge!
XOXO Michi

Jenn Borjeson said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the vintagey feel to it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

sara said...

gorgeous card love that fab bow thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Sarah said...

Chris, your card is awesome! Love that pearl trim and the red cording is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Sarah

Linda . J said...

This is gorgeous Chris,the image is so beautiful. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs Linda

pinky said...

Stunning creation Chris, its looks so tactile, gorgeous in colour and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Chris ... love your bow treatment!! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Pami said...

Wonderful card Chris, wonderful colours, so rich. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

Traci M said...

Such a gorgeous card, Chris, and I love the creativity you used to add the music to your card!! Great idea to use the embossing folder and hand drawn notes!! I envy you just a bit having the cooking behind you as my marathon week is just beginning!! Hugs!

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

Beautiful card! Such detailed elements! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Deisgns!

Cards By Jan said...

Chris this is just Gorgeous!! I love the string of pearls, it adds just the right touch!!

sammi said...

Beautiful card, Chris. Thanks so much for joining our "anything goes" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris....sooo many beautiful shabby details and the row of pearls at the botton is the perfect finishing touch!!!

Aud Kirsten said...

This is absolutely beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap!

Share Knowledges said...

The deep intense colors are beautiful, with the gorgeous and I really wonder to watch the texture from the embossing, In shot it is outstanding embellishments, especially that ribbon.
Farm Shed

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu this month!

Denise said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Liz said...

What a fabby card !!! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous stylish card Chris. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeously done!!! Love it!!SOOOOOOOOO beautiful!! Gorgeous job on the verse!! It is really sweet!!
Love all the Christmas colors!! Beautiful!! Love your cards!! BIG FAN!!!
Card lover!!

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week,,,

Denise Marzec said...

Totally gorgeous!! Love all the pearls and the bells (or are they balls?) at the ends of the gold cord.

Carol L said...

Your card is so beautiful and had such gorgeous detail work! I hope you're enjoying your family and early Thanksgiving. Blessings to you and yours :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Chris. I love the paper you chose.. I hope you have had great family time. I miss my family but feel blessed to have that family. Hugs to you.

Unknown said...

Love this vintage design that you have done.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Chris! So elegant looking! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is so gorgeous Chris!
So glad you had a wonderful celebration!
kim x

Stine said...

Beautifula card. Thanks for joining us at stempelsonnenchallenge.
Hugs stine

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous hun, really rich colours x x x

Vicki G said...

Beautiful as always Chris! I've not been blog surfing lately and I can see I've missed so many gorgeous creations! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


A beautiful card Chris - love the detail and the traditional Christmas colours.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I really appreciate it.
Sylvia x

velta said...

Chris ~ I am quite certain I have not commented on this post...if I have, leave it to Alzheimers...this is stunning and looks like a "light up" Christmas tree beautiful girl...Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, your card is just beautiful. I love the lace, buttons and the pearls. Thanks so much for joining us in the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Nicola said...

Another stunning creation Chris. love the colours, textures and details.
Nicola -x-

Jonia said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Kathy P said...

WOW pearl pins? I thought they were trim. Beautiful

heidy said...

What a beautiful card Chris!
Thanks for joining Creatalicious this month!
Hugs Heidy

Antonella said...

What a beautiful card! I love your baubles and all the luscious layers you always have in your creations! Hugs, antonella :-)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

michele said...

Fabulous card Chris! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Chris!!!
I'll be featuring this @ Inspire Me Fridays this week!
hugs & blessings

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Chris, love the pearls and the colourings, so beautiful.Gorgeous bow and little bells hanging down...just so gorgeous.


Unknown said...

How you can decorate this paper card by easily and give a decent look !!!!
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Spyder said...

This is gorgeous, just love everything about it


Bettina L. said...

Such a lovely christmas card. Love the bow, ribbons and warm colours. Everything is in harmony. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls & HeidisHobbystuggu. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Faye said...

Chris, this is so very beautiful.

Bengelmama said...


Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.


CarlaKH said...

Absolutely beautiful! I also have to add that verse really spoke to me too...thanks for sharing this. Thanks for joining in a SoArtful!

Evgenia Kovtun said...

Oh, this one is gorgeous!

Betty Wright said...

Chris, I cannot remember if I have commented on this beauty yet or not! It definitely deserves another. Love the textures and design! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along!

Maria said...

Chris, your card is awesome! Love that pearl trim and the red cording is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Sarah


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