Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SSIC Challenge 39 , ODBDSlC13

This week's sketch challenge on SCS was the starting point of the first card here for Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge blog. This week the scripture verse was :
Psalms 95:1-3 a
"O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God..."
You can read Grace's wonderful words by clicking on the SSIC blog (see sidebar). When our girls were little I always had Christian music playing and my sweet daughters would twirl and dance in their dress up clothes or holding their dolls. Many of those songs still run through my head, and have helped me evn now to memorize scripture because they are set to a tune. What a wonderful gift music is to can elevate a mood, recall a memory, and sometimes aids in healing with our tears.

This is an encouragement card made with some of the same paper on my desk from the last one. I used one of my very first stamp sets, Feathered Friends for this. I love birds, and bird-watching, and have been enjoying their music lately. Well, except for the 5 a.m. variety show that wakes me up too early!

Thanks to Grace from ODBD, I decided to submit the second card to Our Daily Bread Design's blog challenge this week to use flowers. I love ODBD stamps, but don't think I have any with flowers on it, so am using this set from SU, "Vintage Vogue."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today...hope you are enjoying some uplifting music. For me it is the birds singing outside our windows...they seem to be very happy and making all kinds of racket out there!!


  1. Having verses set to music always helps me remember things better too. What a beautiful card, so lovely. I like both cards for their color and design, nice to have those 'just because' cards anyway.

  2. Oh Traci I love your cards! Feathered friends will always be another of my favorite SU! sets! I love Chickadees especially and love this one you used! I so appreciate your thoughts on music too!!! Your second card is so pretty and could be perfect for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge to use flowers! :)Thanks for your continued support at Stampin Sisters in Christ! it's such a joy to come to your blog!!!

  3. Hi Traci - I love your card and your thoughts. I learnt so much scripture as a new Christian through 'Scrioture in Song' and it has stayed with me I love thse birds and the sentiment, they are perfect for this challenge!! Great DP and colours Traci - it is always a pleasure to visit with you! I love the Erma Bombeck statement on your sidebar - what a fabulous thought!! We love it that you were able to join us for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  4. Wow Traci!! These are stunning!! I just love both of your creations!! Your images and sentiments are perfect. Birds are so perfect for the music challenge!! Awesome elegant designs. Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ and the our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!

  5. Traci, these are gorgeous cards and I absolutely love the one you made for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  6. Traci, both cards are delightful and so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  7. I like the pretty elegance of the lacy ribbon and the edging on the paper.


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