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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!! Happy July 4th to everyone in the USA and Happy Belated Canada Day to all my Canadian Blogging friends. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
What an honor to be the hostess of today's challenge on July 4th at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!! As a Christian, we have so much to be thankful for here in this country. The greatest blessing being the freedoms we have. I think we sometimes take these freedoms for granted. Mostly our freedom of religion. When I think back to the founding of this nation and the Christian beliefs and focus our leaders had and the fight they went through to have this freedom, I am so thankful for the freedoms we have today. This is not a freedom to be taken lightly, however in light of what is happening in our nation today.
For this reason, I have chosen this verse:

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I have elaborated on this verse on the Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog if you are interested.

The challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ is to create a project or card with red or blue on it. It does not need to be patriotic.

Here is my take on the challenge. I used the Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set just released on July 1 called Our Daily Bread. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge for this week (MMSC60). The dp is from Basic Grey Capella and Basic Grey Wassail. I created the flower with rafia. The ribbon is red grosgrain which I stitched and pulled together.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set just released on July 1 called Our Daily Bread
Paper: Basic Grey Capella and Basic Grey Wassail
Accessories: buttons, charm from America (Thank You GF!!), MS Shell border punch, grosgrain ribbon, round corner punch, distresser

Midnight Madness Sketch challenge
Papertake Weekly-stitching

Practical Scrappers- border punches
ABC Challenge: Extra dimension

For more inspiration for the stripes challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ, please visit my dt sisters: Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, and Cindy

Have a great day!!


Lovely Linda said...

Wow Chris - this is just stunning! I love the earthy feel that you have created with your images and rich DP - they work so beautifully with that fabulous sentiment!! Love the USA embellishment - gorgeous Chris - isn't it great that where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty! It is great to see you playing along with this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we do miss you here! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC & SSIC Design Teams

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Happy Independence Day. Your card is gorgeous as always. We realy have to be thankful for the blessings we have and "hold fast to the old landmarks". We change - He changes not.
Fiona x

Angelwood said...

Happy 4rth of July, Chris!! This is a stunning card! I love the color combination and beautiful stamp. Also love the wavy stitching around your card. Really beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. love your ribbons, punches, papers, and your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers again this week!
Happy July 4th!!!!
Kim xXx

Karen W said...

Very pretty, I hope my sets get here this week, I can't wait to play!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Such a lovely card. Your message was very touching this morning Chris and true.

Becky said...

Love this scripture and love this beautiful card.

Miesje said...

What a beautiful card and I loved the scripture verse and reflection! I understand why you chose that one. Happy 4th!

Grace said...

Chris this is soooo pretty! Love what you did with the wheat and your ribbon!!! Just wonderful and a perfect devotional for today!!! Thanks for sharing your heart!!! Have a wonderful July 4th

peggysue said...

What a gorgeous creation! Those wheat stalks and the colors are so rich and detailed. Thank you for your thoughts this morning from your devotional too. Great choice. Happy 4th!

Tracy Vinson said...

Hey Chris, I really love your card this week. I have had to stop by and look at it several times now and every time I see something different. Thanks for sharing sucha beautiful creation with us! Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful scripture and card!
Happy and safe 4th to you and yours!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris wow thats a really stunning and beautiful card, love the sentiment and the design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sasya said...

GORGEOUS work!!!
thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers!!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chris another stunning creation I so love that verse and the colours and design are beautiful love that flower and the runched ribbon you are full of so much inspiration I am going to have a go with doing that runched ribbon it really looks classy.
Lorraine x

cheryl said...

oh wow yet again you have totally blown me away hun totally stunning love hugs cheryl xxxx

Pam said...

What a beautiful card. Love the verse too! What a great job you did with the challenge at Practical Scrappers this week. Thanks for joining us.

pam124 said...

Chris, so happy to see your name and card show up again. It always gives me pleasure to check out what you are up to. This is such an uplifting and inspiration card. I love everything about it from your dp's, to details to sentiment and framing. Spectacular as always!! Happy 4th!

Thanks SO MUCH for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I really hope you can share your most special talent with us again next week!


Carol Hurlock said...

Chris this is wonderful. What a tribute to our 4th of July celebration here in America. So beautiful and graceful in design and composition. I was so happy to see your card come up in the gallery. it is always inspirational to visit you. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Design Team. I really enjoyed viewing your fantastic work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Earline said...

Chris I just love the richness of this card

Kathy Jones said...

Chris this is fantastic!!!! Love the colours/papers you've used and that raffia flower is GORGEOUS!!!! Happy 4th to you and yours my friend!! :)

Priscilla said...

Oh Chris your colors on this card are AMAZING. love the deep richness of this card. What a great take on the sketch. Thank you for always making such awesome cards. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week for our challenges. From my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is again so fantastic. Bravo!!!!

tbk100601 said...

WOW Chris!! Your card is drop dead GORGEOUS!! I absolutely LOVE your colors!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch this week. We hope to see you again next week!

Jill said...

wow absolutely beautiful Chris thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx


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