Sunday, December 5, 2010

They shall be white as snow


Isaiah 1:18 Come now and let us reason together," Says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Welcome to another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! This week our hostess is the my wonderful DT sister, Rebekkah. She has chosen Isaiah 1:18 for the Scripture and the challenge is a color challenge: to make a white card/ project with a splash of red.

It's hard to think of a more meaningful Scripture when you really think about it! This is the message of salvation through the precious shed blood of Jesus for you and for me... applied to us by grace through faith. Because of the work of Christ on the cross... my sins are washed clean. Does that fact amaze you? Do you believe it? Are you living in the joy that comes from knowing you've been forgiven and your sins have been removed... not just forgiven but removed as far as the east is from the west? As we anticipate this wonderful time of year when we celebrate the birth of Christ... let's never forget that He came not just to be that sweet baby in the manger who would grow up to do many miracles.... He came to die! He came to die for the sins of the world! I hope your Christmas celebrations will be centered on Him and what He did for you!!!

My card is made with Our Daily Bread designs Peace & Joy set and matching Die. I used the Snowflake Background and embossed with Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder. While it looks clear in the photo... in real life it picks up all sorts of colors and sparkle. I also used 2 embossing folders... one is Crafts Too and one is Cuttlebug from the Winter Wonderland collection. The gems are from Micheal's, ribbon from my stash. I hot glued the snowflake beads to the ribbon. The card stock is Gina K.

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps!

The prize is a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the CDS Store! Check out all their wonderful new products! We thank them for their generosity!

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue (on break) , Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Lisa, Patti

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Stamp Something - christmas colors
Totally Papercrafts - christmas punches
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
AiFactory - winter
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - let it now
Dutch Dare - christmas
Paper Romance - winter
Southern Girls - anything using heat (heat embossing)
Creative Belli - "R" embellishments (Ribbon)
Play Date Cafe - COLOR inspiration
Stampavie and More - snow / snowflakes
Artful Inkables - die cuts and punches
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it
Ooh La La Creations - inspired by a christmas song (Let it Snow)
Paper Playtime - inspired by a christmas carol

Thank you so much for stopping by and I love knowing you were here!


Janine Rachau said...

I love the iridescence to your beautiful snowflake and card. The swirls are lovely and the bottom border adds a great touch. I love todays challenge with its' reminder for the reason of the red. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card and reminder of the real message of Christ. Be blessed.

Miesje said...

Beautiful! I love the snowflake - absolutely love it! Great devotion too. Have a wonderful week Grace!

Karen W said...

This is just stunning, it's so elegant!!

Becky said...

What a stunning card, love the snowflake and how it sparkles, just like you my sister. Hugs :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Grace.. I love the white on white. One of my favorites. I was hoping we would get some snow here this weekend. Will catch up soon..

Wendi said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi x

Carol said...

A stunning snowflake.
Thank you for joining us at OLL.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I just love the white with the pop of red and all the shimmer. Such an elegant snowflake card!!

I loved reading your thoughts too.


Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous!! I love the red diamond rhinestones in the middle of the snowflake Grace!! Stunning!

kiwimeskreations said...

Grace my friend this is AMAZING!! I love what you have done here - and those red gems are so dramatic!

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation.Just love all the texture and sparkle.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply stunning! I love everything... Thank you for playing this week at AiFactory this week!

Chrissy D said...

Grace this is soooo pretty! Love the sparkle!

Sandra P said...

Oh this is ever so elegant! Love the layering and that snowflake is beautiful :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Mickie said...

Just beautiful. Hope you don't mind my lifting it. Been working on Christmas cards but don't think I'm going to get done. If not it will be the first time in 30 something years since I had to buy cards. This one is so pretty that I just have to do one similar.

Chelsea said...

What a lovely card! I'll bet it is prettier in real life. Thank you for such gorgeous inspiration!

Anne said...

Wow Grace, a stunning card for our challenge at OLL this time. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Anne, OLL DT

somethingcraftybydottie said...

it's so elegant!!Thank you for such gorgeous inspiration!

~ God Bless ~

Katja said...

This card is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best.

Good luck!

Katja (DDSB-DT)

Michelle said...

Such a stunning card, Grace! I love every detail! The shimmery snowflake is beautiful! Love your mbossing!

karenw said...

Just stunning as always Grace! I love white on white with a bit of sparkle, such a classy combination and you have done in beautifully here. Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls. x

Janeen said...

Grace, This is such a gorgeous card it took my breath away. And what a lovely name you have,'s Biblical.

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply lovely! Wonderful irridescent sheen on that snowflake...a beautiful effect! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Anonymous said...

absolutely stunning! what a gorgeous card! thanks for entering this week's winter challenge at AIF

Unknown said...

Grace this is stunning! What a lovely combination of texture and that little dash of red. Simply beautiful as is your heart, wishing you blessings abundant this week.

skylife said...

Really beautiful card - so clean and simple! Love the snowflake!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Ruby said...

Beautiful card, really stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card! Love the snowflake and the touch of red is perfect!

Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that you added just a hint of red--beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful winter wonderland, Grace!!! I just love all the sparkly white and the touch of red is sooo striking!!!

Velta said...

Hi Grace ~ I seem to have been too busy during the holidays to post or even to answer to my best friends on their artwork....This is just elegant to the max girl! How lovely you have created this white wonder! Hope all is well with you and yours! TFS!! Love this Glory in the Highest song!!

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful elegant card, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

CĂ©line said...

Absolutely stunning card! Thanks for playing along at DDCC!!

Patricia Mae said...

Very pretty and that snowflake is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Grace - it has taken me forever to get here but a trip well worth making! You have a flair for the dramatic in such an understated way! I love all of the texture and the white on white with the touch of red - great symbolism here Grace - fabulous post my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love that you added the beads here Grace!! Perfect finishing touch and the white with a splash of red is so pretty!

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning! ,thank you for sharing it with us at Southern Girls,enjoy your weekend,Julie.x

Unknown said...

This is a really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls and good luck!
Alicia xx

maliburita56 said...

Can you tell me what the names of the Crafts Too and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders were? This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen this past Christmas!

Could you email me at Thanks so much.

God Bless!