Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

Easter-Blessings

Hello and Happy Easter to you all! Today brings another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! Sweet, wonderful Rebekka is our hostess this week, and she has chosen Luke 24:46-47 ESV for today's Scripture.

(46) and (Jesus) said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, (47) and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Becky's challenge is to make a round card! The DT have made Easter cards for you! Happy and Blessed Easter!

A perfect Scripture for Easter Sunday, and I know Becky will have a wonderful devotional to share on the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge blog. I am away celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior with family, and today also is my granddaughter's birthday, so we have a double reason to celebrate! For that reason, my post is short... but I hope you are having a wonderful Easter celebration and taking the time to thank God for His indescribable gift!!!

I made this card using Our Daily Bread designs Cross of Christ set and I am the Way set. I also wanted to play along at Joan's Garden's challenge #15, and her challenge was to make a white and gold Easter card with very few or no embellishments, and we had to use some embossing. I think this is the first time I've EVER made a card with NO embellishments! LOL! However, with the gold embossing, it seems somehow like it is enough. I really wanted to add some ribbon and pearls, but I kept true to the challenge, so here you have it. I stamped the cross in VersaMark and heat embossed with Ranger fine detail gold, then I stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed that. I cut the circles together so they lined up perfectly, and adhered them together. I cut the round base with my Spellbinders Circles Grand, using my Grand Calibur, and then used a Marianne die to cut the Recollections Brushed Gold that I used for the frame. I then embossed three lilies, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals on my vellum. I do love the softness vellum gives.

Our sponsor this week is Serendipity Stamps! I love their stamps and I'm sure you will too, so play along for a chance to win A QCL sized cling set of the winner's choice!

For complete details on the challenge and our sponsor, and the full devotional, please see the SSIC Blog.
For more inspiration on today's challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris (on break), Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I wish you all a most blessed Easter!

I would like to share a music video I hope you will listen to and be blessed by. I have turned my regular playbox off so you can hear this awesome song by Casting Crowns... Oh Glorious Day!



I am entering this in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #34: Easte, Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes, C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge #99: Flowers, Crafty Sentiments - Easter, The Outlawz POM - no Copics or other alchohol inks - Easter or Spring, Paper Play - Easter or Spring, For Fun Challenges - Easter, Penny's Paper-Crafty #51 Easter, Simon Says Stamp - embossing, Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter, Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - monochromatic, Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing, Craft Your Days Away - Easter, b, Crazy 4 Challenges - Easter Card, ECP Challenges - Easter, Ellephantastic - Anything But Square or Rectangle, Sweet Stampin - Easter, Fairy Knoll - 47: Easter or Spring, Floweret - Easter, Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes.

Happy Easter!!! He is risen!!! He is risen indeed!!!

36 comments:

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace, this is beautiful!! Love the way you have used the vellum and those lilies are amazing :-)
Easter Blessings
Maxine

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Grace, I have to admit, it's a shocker to see a card from you with no embellishments!! LOL But a very nice card it is. It has a very vintage look to it. Just lovely! And thank you for the video. Casting Crowns is one of the favorites at our house. We don't have this CD...yet. What a beautiful song with a beautiful message. A blessed weekend to you and your family!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

HAPPY EASTER Grace!!! Your card is beautiful!!! Love the simple elegance of the gold and flowers and the subtlety of the vellum and cross!!!

Tamie said...

Happy Happy EAster! Thank you soooo much for sharing this amazing ly stunning card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. The embossed flowers that are cute out with the vellum, cross is just pure elegance. Thank you :)

Shirley N said...

Just stunning Grace and so elegant! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Julye said...

A beautiful card and happy Easter too. Thanks for sharing your creation with us all at Creative craft challenges and Penny's too.

Becky said...

Happy Easter. Beautiful card Grace. Very Elegant.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Simply stunning so nice to see a traditional Easter Theme thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT.

Kerry

Riet said...

Ohhhh Grace,What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Lori said...

Grace, this card is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...

Happy Easter!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Stunningly beautiful card Grace! Your edging creates an elegant frame, Becky's choices for your challenge are perfect to celebrate the ressurection of Christ!

Easter blessings to you and your family!

Helen said...

Your card is beautiful, happy easter.

Frea said...

Gorgeous card Grace, happy Easter to you too!! Hugs ,Frea

Adeline Ng said...

Easter blessings to you! This is such an elegant card, thanks for sharing :-)

Dawn B. said...

I love your card and the beautiful embossing. Your die looks great. The Casting Crowns are one of my favorite groups I listen to them on my morning run. Hope your week got better and your Easter was perfect.

Elaine M said...

Wonderful card! I haven't heard of Marianne dies - where can they be ordered? It's just beautiful

Reflections from Granny said...

Fantastic card!

velta said...

Hi Grace ~ Happy Easter to you and yours! What a glorious day I had too. My family and I spent the entire day together and had such a wonderful time that I told my DD that today was one of the best days of my life! Your card is gorgeous...very stunning with the gold and white! I love this cross image, it is one of my all time favorites and your creation is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

Miesje said...

What a beautiful card! I just love the use of the vellum and the embossing is beautiful. Have a wonderful week Grace!

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful and perfect card for Easter. Congrats on the win at Joan's. It is much deserved. "Hugs" Carol

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Grace, this is a very serene and beautiful card. Its so classy in gold and ivory.

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation with us on Sweet Stampin,

hugs

xxalisonxx

TannyP said...

WOW! That is such a classy card - I love the colors. What a beautiful, rich creation. Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Easter Eggstravaganza!

Lovely Linda said...

WOw Grace - this is gorgeous! I love all of he gold embossing - it is so rich and elegant! This is such beautiful symbolism for Easter Grace! OGod bless you and your beautiful family my friend! {{{hugs}}}

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Grace this is such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Grace!!!
such a lovely post, thank you for sharing this!
hugs & blessings!

Helen Dooley said...

Oh Grace- what a beautiful card. I have liked this sett for a while. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card! I love the die you used for the gold part of your card. Where in the world did you get it? I think I NEED one! tee-hee!

Abi said...

What a stunning card Grace, thanks so much for joining in with us over at Sweet Stampin x

Joan Fricker said...

Grace, your card is so gorgeous. I love your lillies. Everything about it is just perfect.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the weekly card challenge. Your entry is great.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Peggysuez said...

I love Casting Crowns, I don't think they can write a bad song! :) Praying for your family through these horrible Spring storms. This is a beautiful card, hard to believe Easter was last Sunday already. And a new year of walking with the Lord begins!

Claire x said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - love those flowers. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Claire x

Amanda said...

Stunning card - thanks for joining in with our Easter challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Manuela said...

Hi.
What a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Manuela

Sherry Kushibab said...

My, oh, my, - what a fabulous card....and the song by Casting Crowns (one of my fav Christian artists) was so nice to listen to....I have been to two of their concerts in the last three years hear in St. Louis..gifted and giving people. I believe they are from the Atlanta area where I will be moving sometime this year!! TFS