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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you all have been having a good weekend!  It has been icy and freezing outside here but so cozy indoors!!

Today I  would like to share the new challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ.  This week's challenge is hosted by the sweet Miesje!!

Miesje chose the verse:
1 John 3:18 - Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Her challenge is to create a card or project or that signifies love but has NO WORDS.  

When most do this challenge or think of this challenge, I am sure they will think of Valentine's Day.  I, however, think of no greater love than Jesus dying on the cross for my sins although I did not deserve it.  There is no greater gift or expression of love. It is by grace I have been saved not by works...

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 3:16"
Jesus' life is a testimony to the life we should live and how we should express our love to others.

For my project today, I kept Jesus' love and his death foremost in mind.  Using the Stone Fish stamp and the Fish Backgrounds stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs, I created a key chain of wood (stamped on Mahogany, wood burned and cut out with a scroll saw) and a gift box.

The box is my own design and is created with Bitter Chocolate Bazzill paper and K&Co. Blue Awning dp.  The ribbon is really not ribbon but rather suede cording and blue hemp (to tie on the button). The top of the box has torn paper to create waves and stitching.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Catch The Bug  - Anything Goes
Little Claire's  - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Anything goes
Bearly Mine -  for men/boys
Cards For Men MASCULINE and Love
Everybody-Art-Challenge - bag or box
Tuesday Throwdown - stitching
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Paper Play - (2E) – stamp it out (use a stamp
Fab 'n' Funky - chocolate & blue
Cooking It Up With Katie - (1E) - metal, brown, 2 design papers
Pixie Cottage - SKETCH (see below) and/or buttons
For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, and Patti  

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments.



Becky said...

These are beautiful Chris. You are so creative! :)

Grace said...

Beautiful project Chris and I love that box! The cording is perfect and the key chain is really fabulous!

Miesje said...

Beautiful Chris, absolutely wonderful project and, as always, your reflection is perfect!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are beautifully crafted. You really are a very talented crafter with so many techniques mastered. Gorgeous work.
Fiona x

Crystal said...

Very cool project Chris, What a GREAT design and your box is AWESOME!!! Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Sherry Kushibab said...

So nice to see stamps used for more than just a card - Two beautiful creations. Right on - there is no greater gift than His to us.

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Holly Young said...

wow Chris, this is gorgeous! It looks like a really old box with tooled leather. I just love it! Really magnificent work!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Chris, as always! Have a great week!

Patricia St Martin said...

You made a wonderful creation. Your box is outstanding. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. We love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is so beautiful. Such wonderful colours and the perfect stamps. A gorgeous creation.
Sharon xx

Jen said...

This is wonderful, really outstanding. You are a very talented crafter :)

Thank you for joining us at Little Claire Designs.
Jen x

Katie said...

Amazing card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful and a great masculine gift idea.

Silke Ledlow said...

Okay...Chris...this is amazing! How in the world did you make the key chain??? Did your hubby help you...spill the beans...LOL!!! I love it all...hugs ~S~

Davi said...

An amazing beauty. What a beautiful way to portray Christs love for us!! thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie cottage this week.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your creations is gorgeous, I love the DP and the colours are so beautiful ! Great keyring too...

tiggertastic said...

what a special make for someone to treasure

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous makes! Thanks for joining in our very first challenge over at Little Claires, good luck hugs Heidi x

Adrina said...

Gorgeous as always!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Chirs - you are amazing! Your projects are perfect with that fabulous ODBD image! Love the keychain and that divine journal! Gorgeous colours too Chris - these will be treasured I am sure! Thank you for sharing - it is always a blessing to come here! {{{hugs}}}

Georgina said...

A lovely box and key chain. Great colour combinations and textures.

Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's first challenge.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Lisette Morris said...

Very nice project. Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous project!!! And I was thinking of that verse too when I saw the challenge for this week! The key chain is wonderful, what ink did you use to stamp on the wood? Hmmm, I have to see if DH has a scroll saw!

Amy said...

Beautiful. Great job. Thanks for playing in the Catch the Bug challenge

artish said...

God given talent! amazing creations!! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love this and your Blog!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, this is just AMAZING!! Love all the details like the torn paper as waves...LOVE it. Did you cut that wood yourself?

Rae Anne said...

Chris, what a complete & total blessing! Thank you! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

crafty amy said...

What a beautiful project :D
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine and good luck.


Amy xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....



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