Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red White and Blue Thank You!

Star-Quality-Thank-You

Hello everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!  Today, our hostess is the sweet and gifted Miesje!  She has chosen 
Galatians 5:1

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. 
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery". 

Her challenge is to make a Red, White and Blue Thank You card.

I decided to use the sketch from Lily Pad Lovely Lucy's Lines.  
  This is definitely THE most CAS card I've ever made but the white does make the colors pop!  LOL!  When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of this great little set from The Craft's Meow.  It's called You've Got Star Quality.  I used a base of SU! craft and then layers on SU! white.  I stamped the stars with SU! Real Red and Night of Navy.  I used SU! hemp twine and Spellbinders Grommet tags for the sentiment which is from Our Daily Bread designs Mini Tags 2.  I had these cute star brads in my stash and decided to just do a little piercing in the corners and a little bling in the center of each star to keep it CAS.  

I'm so thankful for all the freedoms I enjoy!  In America, we have enjoyed many freedoms that many people in the rest of the world have not enjoyed... but even greater than that is the fact that in Christ, we are a new creation, and we no longer are in bondage to sin. This passage reminds us that now we are children of God's grace and no longer are we bound by the yoke of the many laws which until Christ's life, death and resurrection was the way people strove to obtain God's favor.  Paul is reminding us that we are not to go back to that thinking and be enslaved by it again, because Christ fulfilled the law!   We now need to understand that it is by grace we are saved, not through works. It's not that we no longer try to obey the principles of the moral laws...  but our salvation is not dependent on our doing so!  The law showed the need for a perfect Savior.  Our accepting HIM as our Savior and perfect sacrifice frees us from the law of sin and secures our future with Him in heaven.  Yes, we do still sin... but Christ's death, burial and resurrection proved Him victorious over sin, and His blood sacrifice is applied to everyone who believes and receives Him!  His blood covers all our transgressions and God sees us as righteous because Christ has cleansed us.  No longer are we doomed to spiritual death.... but as new creatures in Christ, we have a Savior who is preparing a place for us in heaven because of the price He paid to remove our sins as far as the east is from the west.  Christians are not perfect.... we are just forgiven!!!  Thank the Lord for His forgiveness and His grace!

Our sponsor this week is Gingerloft
The prize is four free digis from their site!  We want to thank them for their generosity!

Please be sure to stop by the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog for the full devotional and challenge details.
For more inspirationplease visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)
I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Card Creations & More By C - 2 Something Patriotic, Designed 2 Delight - 3E - Red, White & Blue and /or Christmas too  Craft Us Crazy -  Red, white & blue, Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Clean & simple, Moving Along With The Times -  Clean & simple, Pals Paper Arts - Stars, Some Odd Girl -  All white or kraft with 2 pops of colour, Penny's Paper-Crafty - red white and blue, Scrapbook Sisters -  anything goes, Everybody-Art-Challenge - #147 Anything Goes, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -  Use Red Somewhere, Sweet Stamps -  #20 Red, White & Blue, Bows 'n Berries - Thankyou/Appreciation, Cards For Men -  Stars, Die Cut Dreams - Red, White and Blue, Hooked on Crafts - 2Anything goes, Simon Says Stamp and Show... - some Metal(brads), Stamping Scrapping Central - Red, white and blue, Just Us Girls - #90 3D Project with Patriotic Theme, Stamp Something - red, white and blue


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!


40 comments:

Crystal said...

Grace oh my word this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE your design and the way you used the hemp twine just PERFECT!!!! WOW you really rocked this sketch!!! Terrific 4th card sweetie!!!

Basslady said...

i am smashed by the cool interpretation of the theme...

the idea with the stars is wonderful...so clear and stylish!

and the stiteched corners make me smile, as i LOVE to stitch on cards!

sending you many hugs and kisses
from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anita said...

Fabulous card ... love it!

Becky said...

I just love this CAS card Grace, awesome idea with those stars.
Have a wonderful week my sister.
Hugs :)

Miesje said...

Oh this is wonderful! I just love the simplicity of this card, it is striking! I always enjoy reading your devotions, thanks for sharing some of the background of this verse, it is perfect. Have a wonderful week!

Lori said...

Perfect CAS!!! Love how the stars look like flowers & your piercing is amazing, love it.

Courtney said...

What a neat card Grace!! I LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Pami said...

Hi Grace, this is gorgeous, love the flowers, very effective. Thank you for joining in with our CAS challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

MariLynn said...

What a pretty CAS card. You did an awesome job with the sketch. Wonderful words of encouragement! Hugs my friend!!!

velta said...

Oh how lovely Grace ~ I love the way you popped the stars with dimensionals...Great take on the verse also! Thank you for sharing!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

pinky said...

I love this gorgeous card, great crisp clean lines and it really makes a statement. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
Pinky

Jennie said...

Love this Grace!! Great way of popping up the stars :)

papertrails leaver said...

what a great caard Grace! Your clean and simple style captured my eye! Cheers! :-) Amy

Bridget said...

Simply beautiful Grace! Thank you for joining us @ Designed2Delight for our Saturday DT Challenge!

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! Love the design and your use of the patriotic colors! Nice job and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

Kristine said...

HA! I was just thinking as I saw this that THIS has to be your most CAS card I've ever seen you make!! LOL. And then I read that in your first sentence ;) Great card Grace--the stamps and colors say it all!! Hope you had a blessed weekend... I sure did =) Hugs!

MaxineD said...

Wow - you are a very versatile stamper if you can make something this CAS so stunning. Amazing card, Grace
Blessings
Maxine

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful card! The recipient will be wowed for certain! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Candy C said...

Hello Grace. Your red, white and blue card is so striking! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

What an amazing and meaningful CAS card and writing you shared. I love when you share from the heart...based on His Word! I feel like I have heard a glorious sermon on the love of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

Your card is fabulous, and you certainly entered plenty of challenges! Way to go! Share that wonderful CAS card, and if people click on your cards, I pray that what you shared will not go void, on anyone reading it. That they will all seek out the Kingdom of God, and all of the amazing aspects of Jesus Christ!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

1st Blo-o-versary Candy!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Grace!! I just love your star flowers and how you used the sketch!! Perfect!!! You rock every style you create my friend whether it be clean and simple or more detailed!!

I loved reading your take on the scripture. We do indeed have a lot to be thankful for!!

I look forward to talking to you!!! I have missed you!!
hugs,
Chris

Carlie M. said...

The simplicity is just amazing on this card! So summery and just.....WOW!!!! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

Mummylade said...

what an elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams challenge and good luck!

Nannieflash said...

Oh as fun card love your flowers to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

*Vicki* said...

Grace, this is so fun and festive!! Great take on the sketch design and I love your flowers!! Really stunning!! Hope you had a great weekend!! HUGS :)

Pam~ said...

This is beautiful and just makes me smile! You are right, the colors the stars pop out against the white! Great layering of the sentiment! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our CAS Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

Lin said...

You're so right, those colors stand out so nicely against the plain white background! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Grace - just perfect for this week's CAS challenge at MAWTT - thank you so much for sharing with us. Sylvia x

Peggysuez said...

Grace I think you need to open up your own church! :) Or publish your thoughts somewhere, you are always spot on! Love what you did with the Craft's Meow star set! This is a gorgeous CAS card.

Manuela said...

Hi.
This is a gorgeous card. I love the image.
Many thanks for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck.
Manuela

craftingsue said...

What a stunning CAS card. It is so elegant looking. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare and I hope we see you again next week. Hugs, Sue (Dutch Dare DT member)

Traci M said...

Grace, I love your thoughts on this verse and the freedoms we enjoy in Christ!! Your card is beautiful...I love the CAS and yet you added wonderful details that are not overlooked!! Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

SUCH a festive and fun, fun, card! Thanks for sharing this patirotic gem with JUST US GIRLS!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Grace - your heartfelt sharing is always such a truth - thank you for being such a fabulous blessing! Love this card and the gorgeous CAS style that you have mastered - seems you do all styles so beautifully! {{{hugs}}}

bosenberries said...

What a fantastic CAS card... love the corner detail!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!
Robin

Kathy D. said...

How cute. Love what you did with the corners. Nicely done.

Deborah said...

What a great interpretation of the sketch - love it! Thanks for playing at the Lily Pad!