Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank You: a Sneak Peek and a Challenge!

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! This week our hostess is the sweet Randi Barrett, and she has chosen this wonderful verse:

Isaiah 53:5 'But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities:

The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed."

Randi is challenging us to in some way use stripes on our card or layout.

I committed this verse to memory a number of years ago, and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful picture of pure love this is! It brings tears to my eyes to think of how He suffered and died for me.... for my sin... He loves me that much! I urge you to read the entire 53rd chapter of Isaiah and really ponder what He did for you! With His stripes, we are healed! There was a tremendous price paid for our salvation... it was the precious blood of Jesus. Thank you Lord!

My take on the challenge took me out of my normal colors and into the richer tones I found in the inspiration photo at the Shabby Tea Room this week. I used BasicGrey Sugared designer paper and layered up several different pieces of it, with the stripes being a predominant part. The base is Bazzill. The sentiment is a sneak peek at a set to be released by Our Daily Bread designs on July 1. It's called "The Living Bread". It's a great set with lots of versatility! I stamped it with Adirondack Pesto and cut with a Spellbinder's Fancy Tag, then sponged it. I used my new CB folder to emboss several panels, and sponged with Adirondack Inks. The punched edges are MS, as is the greenery. The flowers are Primas. A little sewing and done. I almost hated making this card pretty... because what we're focusing on today was not pretty. It was ugly... the sin of the world born by the sinless Savior, God Himself, in the flesh for the express purpose of reconciling us to Him! I hope you are able to bask in the knowledge that He's YOUR Savior because of what He did, and because you have placed your faith and trust in His work for your salvation.


Our sponsor this week is Toucan Scraps. They are donating one kit of winner's choice!

We'd love to have you play along... if you do, please place a link to the Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog in your post, and place a direct link to your project on the SSCC thread.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration for this week's challenge!

Here's links to the rest of the team to make it easier for you! We're sorry to say this is Kathy's last week on the team, so be sure to wish her well! We'll miss her very much!

Chris
Linda
Kathy
Randi
Peggysue
Miesje
Rebekkah

I am entering this in the following challenges:
ABC challenge - extra dimension
Scrap Creations - anything goes with BasicGrey
S2G Challenges - something new (the punch that I used the negative parts for and the dogwoods)
Practical Scrappers - flowers
Crafty Ann's - embossing
Cardvarks- embossing
Stamp Something - vintage with flowers


Have a blessed week!

38 comments:

Joanne Leddy said...

This is just beautiful. Thank for sharing your talents!

Becky said...

This is a beautiful card Grace for a beautiful verse to all who put their trust in Jesus. :)

Ann Whitfield said...

This is stunning Grace - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Great colors and layout! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Miesje said...

Fantastic card - so elegant and, yes, pretty!

Kathy Winter said...

Such a gorgeous card Grace. Thank you so much for your kind words. I will miss SSCC very much.

Riet said...

So BEAUTIFUL card Grace,i love the papers and the colours.
So gorgeous flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so vintage and beautiful Grace!! Love the colors and all the flowers!! Gorgeous as always!! Hope you are having a good time with your company!! TTYS!
hugs,
Chris

Karen W said...

wow Grace this is just breathtaking. I love the colors and may try and CASE this one.

Ann English said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing Twisted Thursday with us at Shirleys2Girls!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Grace these colors are GORGEOUS, those flowers are soooooo beautiful!!!! AWWW thanks so much for joining us at Going Grey this week!!!! Hope you had a great weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, I am speechless!!! This is such an awesome card...the embossing and those different papers....fabulous, and the flowers...beautiful!! Another masterpiece my friend!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Audrey Pettit said...

What a very lovely card! I am so taken with all the detail on here. Love the layering and your use of different textures with the embossing and the fancy edging. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhhh beautiful! Love the rich colors!

Kristine said...

Wow Grace, you wear stripes so beautifully!! =) Love this card... it's soo rich in texture and colors, I'm reminded of the beauty God blessed us with in those flowers. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent through your blog. I'm so glad you started blogging... very inspirational!! Have a great week ahead *Ü*

Debbie said...

Grace, this is AMAZING!!!!!!! So absolutely beautiful -- such gorgeous embellies and so much loveliness! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Mickie said...

Grace this is absolutely gorgeous.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

CONGRATULATIONS Grace on winning the Shabby Tea Room Challenge this week!!! No wonder you won - this is simply amazing!!! :)

marilyn said...

Very deserving of your win at Shabby Tea Room--gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Sandee said...

Grace This is gorgeous! No wonder you won at the Shabby Tea Room this week!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous work, darlin'!!!! Congrats on your win at the Tea Room!! Woo Hoo!!! Love ya, sister!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details on it. Congratulations for winning the top Teapot award at TSTR!

Nicki said...

Oh Grace!!This card is so stunning!!I love the colors,image,glowers,texture,and all those layers!!I love the punching and sewing too!!Awesome,I love it!

Peggy said...

Wow. This is beautiful. I love all the elements of this card. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Irena said...

Adorable card :)

Pati said...

Congrats Shabby Tea room Winner! This is beautiful, I love the colors, the layering, the textures, everything!

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

This is so beautiful. I love the rich colors. You are so talented at everything you do. I love how easily layering different materials comes to you! You build a card so beautifully. I really like the olive layer with all of that texture! Your flowers are just gorgeous, Grace!

Congratulations on winning the challenge at the "Tea Room." You are an amazing artist with such a love for the Lord. Thank you for being true to yourself. YOU are a Great inspiration!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Mary C said...

What a stunning card you created! I love all the details. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and good luck!

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful card Grace.. I love all the layers.. The flowers are so pretty..The deep rich colors are perfect.. What a great way to use just a sentiment.. TFS

Kristen said...

Oh my word, your card is absolutly STUNNING!!!! Gorgeous!!!Fabulous card. Thanks for playing with this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Andrea said...

Stunning! Love the colors. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge!

Welcome - my name is Dru said...

Stunningly beautiful! Congrats on being one of the top 3 for the Shabby Tea Room!

Francie G. said...

Over the top beautiful, Grace! Stunning!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Grace - you are constantly amazing me with your beautiful cards - they are divine! This one is so warm and rich in colour - beautiful! I love the flowers and that fabulous sentiment!! A great take on this weeks challenge my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Georgia said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at s2g tt.

Cat said...

Grace, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Such stunning details!
Thanks for joining us at S2G for our "Something New" Challenge!

BonnieRose said...

BEAUTIFUL, thks for playing along with us at STAMP SOMETHING! xo and have a happy weekend! hugs