Sunday, July 10, 2011

You have never forsaken

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Happy Sunday my  blogging friends!  It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!  This week our sweet and faithful Rebekah is our hostess!  She has chosen James 2:18,19 "But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble."

Becky's challenge this week is 
"What works for you" use your favorite item for stamping, it could be a stamp,embossing folder, favorite spellbinder shape.

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I have used a LOT of favorites that work for me on my card!  I used the newly released Sweet William Small set, ODBD Scripture Collection 7 (the verse that I submitted for this set), Cherry Lynn French Pastry Doily Die, Spellbinders Blossom 3 (for which both sizes of the Sweet William sets are custom made for), 7 Gypsies Victoria dp, T Holtz Coredinations card stock, MS bough punch (one of my all time faves), MS seam binding ribbon, ZVA Creative pearl flourishes, and some old lace seam binding from my sewing basket.  I also sewed my layers and did lots of sponging.

This flower was made by stamping 2 of each of the 3 sizes in the Sweet William Small set with Stazon onto white satin fabric.  I then spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sunflower and Suede.  When that dried, I cut them with the Spellbinders Blossom Three dies, along with 2 layers of brown tulle for each layer.  It's so easy to cut the tulle right along with the satin!  I used a shim of heavy cs in my sandwich to give a little more for the die to cut into and then all the layers came out clean and easy!  I used a candle to seal the edges of my bloom.  I also added some copper beads to the center of the flower after I had layered it up.  To give the bloom a little extra life I sewed these layers together and took little tiny tucks here and there to draw up a petal here and there.  I love how it came out!  My Scripture is stamped with Stazon Saddle Brown onto the doily I had cut out of a scrap of tan dp.  I sponged to age.  The pearls were taupe and my flower is much more coppery in tones so I sponged the pearls with the same Stazon and it worked perfectly!  Gave just that extra little golden tone to the taupe!

Today's Scripture serves as a great reminder that if we say we are Christians, we need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.  Many say they believe, but their faith does not translate into a changed life. Even the demons and Satan himself "believe" in God... in fact they know for certain that He is God, and He will reign!   True saving faith however, will result in actions that please God and draw others to Him.  I think of an old chorus that was big when I was in High School.  "They'll Know we are Christians by our love".  I can't say it any better!  We should live a life that shows others the hope we have within us, shows the peace and joy that is ours in Christ, and we should be intentionally seeking  ways to bless others!

 Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!
The prize is a fabulous set "Deer with Forest Family"
We thank Simon Says Stamp for their continued support of SSIC!


Please be sure to stop by the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog for the full devotional and challenge details.
For more inspiration please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa (on break), Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)
Thank you so much for stopping  by today!  You bless me with your comments and emails!  Thank you... and have a blessed week!

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Use something from your stash (lace), Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment with at least two words, Charisma Cardz -All about flowers, Stamp Insanity - Anything goes, Play Date Cafe - Color >
 Creative Belli - #121 handmade embellishments, Divas by Design - #5 die cuts/punches, Little Darlings Challenges -  #2 favorite colors, Simon Says Stamp - stitching, Stampavie and More -#146 more than 3 layers, A Spoonful Of Sugar -  #159 Sewing, Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - must stamp -  Die-cuts Plus Texture, Partytime Tuesdays  - PTT#23 Square Cards, Try It On Tuesday  -  Flower Power,  Mark's Finest Papers - use die cut as background mat, All Sorts- Free and Easy, Gingerloft - add beads (to the flower)  



42 comments :

Basslady said...

hon, sometimes i can't believe, how you are surprising me every time a little more with every creation you make!

the sweet william flower/stamp is such a beauty and i love the way you used those noble colours...

you brighten my day with your card and those ecouraging words, which are so true!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

MaxineD said...

Grace this is amazing - Love that flower and all the dimension it has! The Scripture is a beautiful one and presented so as to capture the eye first.
Blessings
Maxine

Janine Rachau said...

Beautiful card! Your flower, also, is amazing. Blessings,Janine

Becky said...

This is stunning Grace! Wonderful color combo, and what a gorgeous flower you created with this new set. I would not have thought to stamp flowers on cloth.
hugs :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Grace!! I just love how your flower turned out!! STUNNING!!

It looks like we were on the same wave length with the verse this morning. I right away though of the same song. Hope you are having a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Hellma said...

Stunning card Grace, love the flower you have made.

E.T said...

Absolutely stunning!

Winnie and Patty said...

Grace--this is gorgeous!!!! I love the flowers & bling! Great job with the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Miesje said...

Good Grief - this is amazing! You put such love and thought and creativity in your incredible cards! Wow - love it! Have a wonderful week Grace!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - this is totally DIVINE! I love your flower and am going to have to get more creative with mine. I am glad to read that you can cut tulle with the Spellbinders Dies as I have been trying to do it with punches - NOT SO GOOD! Gorgeous details Grace - as always! I do love that song too - and what a truth is brings! Thank you for sharing my friend and Sistah - you are a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

Karen W said...

This is awesome, just outstanding!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Belli!!!!

Peggysuez said...

That flower is gorgeous! And you got to play with fire too, always a good time while stamping! LOL! This is such a lovely card, you incorporate so much into ink and paper (and fabric). HAve a great week!

Dottie said...

Hi Grace: Once again this is just gorgeous and amazing. Your such a true Blessing I just love what you do...
~ God Bless~
Hugs:o)
Dottie



ps: Thank you for your support. you a treasure from GOD !

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Grace, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful sentiment and vintage colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kristine said...

OK, this is the most gorgeous card Grace!! WOW... I am in awe of the intricate flower you made!! And the verse and all the gold... I could go on and on! *Ü* Gorgeousness!!

That's funny... at least 3 of us used that same reference to the song "They'll know we are Christians by our love" ... we were definately thinking alike when we typed up our posts!! Anyways, hope you're having great weather and enjoy a wonderful SUnday! Hugs, Kris

Lori said...

Beautiful!!! Your sweet william flower is amazing, great job with the silk. Nice take on the color challenge too, it's a tough one.

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous creation. That flower is amazingly beautiful Grace. Let me know if you're looking for a home for it....LOL Have a blessed Sunday. "Hugs" Carol

Dragonlady said...

Wow Grace what an amazingly stunning creation. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

PS Why not check out my candy too

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Grace this is beautiful! I love the flourished bling, the pretty flower, the gorgeous sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at THe Play Date CAfe! (and BTW, did you win over at Mark's Finest Papers last week? If that was you, congrats!)

Clare Curcio said...

Exquisite beauty your card is, Grace! Wow!

Mickie said...

WOW Grace, this is absolutely gorgeous.

Wendy M said...

Gorgeous card Grace. Thank you for your encouragement on my blog. The photos is not me and my family! Wish I was that slim :D

I still have a cough but starting to get better... it was a really bad cold but makes me appreciate my health now I'm starting to feel better. It's been a sad week as my young cousin died (aged 29). I've felt for his immediate family, fiance and friends who all hoped he would get better. He was not a Christian. Sadly, this has been the loss of my aunty Betty's second grandson in recent years. She wonders what is happening? Please pray for this family (the Lord knows who they all are) and they need His children's prayers. Thank you Grace for your love and concern. I truly do appreciate internet friends and brethren such as yourself.
Wendy M xx

Kelley said...

GASP!!!! That flower is even more awesome seeing it large! The details are stunning!!

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful, so pretty and thought out to let the people receiving these projects feel the love.

Hugs and blessings, Lori m

Janeen said...

oh Grace this is the most beautiful card, ever! Your flower shows the love you had putting it together. I love your scripture verse and that ribbon sets everything off perfectly.
Thanks for entering this delightful creation in the Die-Cut challenge with friends of Speedy the Cat. Good luck this week.

velta said...

Hello Grace ~ Your art work is incredible...simply stunning!!! That flower is perfectly made...I love the colors you used...your scripture verse is an inspiration to me, as always!!! Thank you girl!

Sherry Kushibab said...

OM Gosh Grace - that flower stamped on satin fabric is drop dead gorgeous.....WOW - beautiful card with a great sentiment. You rock.

Deloris said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions. Hope to see you again next week.

Audrey said...

What a gorgoeus card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful message and gorgeous card my friend!! Your work is so far above anything I could do! WOW! And I had never seen that doily anywhere. I will have to google that. I always see knew things when I visit you. You are so very creative and inspirational Grace! I hope all is well for you. I hope your email is still safe and sound. big hugs, Melisa

Andrea Ewen said...

This is beautiful Grace, that flower is just divine and the bling is incredible! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Pam said...

Dear Grace,
Your entire web site is so very inspiring, and your cards are the most gorgeous I've ever seen! They are all so imaginative and well thought out, but I especially love this one. I have some of the Spellbinders blossom dies, and after seeing this card, I'm going to revisit my Spellbinders and see how I can use them. Thank you so much for sharing your creations and your love of God with those who visit your pages.

laney said...

Absolutely Beautiful Grace!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time would love to see you play along with us again
hugs
laney

MariLynn said...

Grace, every week I think you just get better and better at creating elegant, gorgeous, fantastic, breath taking, beautiful... I ran out of adjectives cards. You are an amazing artist!! That you use that talent to bless others and praise God is such a blessing and encouragment to me! I hope you are having an amazing week! HUGS!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, what a show stopper Grace. This is spectacular. You really know how to thrill and excite us with your creativity. This is marvelous. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It's a pleasure to see your work. Hope you can join us next week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOOODNESS---this is just STUNNING! I just love the details and the vintage shabby feel! I LOVE the verse and the flower--OH! LUSH:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Shirley said...

Okay, first let me say that I have saved this post. I am just captivated by what you did with the flower. Awesome!! I have that die set and can't wait to try it, after I get the material. I love your whole card. Very vintage lovely and the warmth just radiates!

Julie said...

Wow! so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
julie

Denimo said...

Oh Grace... what a beautiful card! More like a work of art!! So glad you were able to join us at Aud Sentiments!
Hugs,
Denise

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Grace!
adore this verse!

Thank you for playing along @ Aud Sentiments!
hugs & blessings!

Traci S. said...

Oh Grace this is incredible! I love that beautiful Verse! The flower is AMAZING! I can't imagine how much time this card took you to make! It is gorgeous! I love the distressed look on the doily...and how the little pearls look like the base of a heart around the Scripture! The embossing on this paper is beautiful, as is the ribbon and flower and punch of sprigs! Awesome card! I wish I knew the song you and others mentioned!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Ann Craig said...

Grace your colour choice and design are inspirational. I love what you've done with this card - it is serene and beautiful. The subtle colouring and variety of texture just adds to the overall beauty of this card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at jac-inks.