Thursday, June 3, 2010

Inspired Christmas

Good afternoon!

This week Splitcoast Stampers' Queen for the Day was Grace (aka:scrapingramma2). Grace has a gallery full of gorgeous heartfelt artwork. I have always admired her cards so this was my feeble attempt at a tribute in her honor.

This card follows Flourishes' blog's Christmas Spirit Challenge for the month of June as well. The inspiration was a beautiful room decorated for Christmas. (See top photo.) I chose the red, silver, and white as my theme for this card.

Also for this week's Stamping Sisters in Christ the Lovely Linda hosted with a Bible passage from Hebrews 11:6. You can visit the blog (on my sidebar) to read her wonderful devotional this week. Linda challenged us to make a card with a heart...could be an image, paper, or embellishment. I chose a tiny heart charm that has the word, "love" engraved on it.

I used the fancy tags and cut them up for the borders of my focal image. The ribbon is offray, and the tiny shimmery flowers are from the wedding department of Michael's. Silver pearls were added, along with the heart charm.


Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs

Paper: PTI white, Bravo Burgundy, and Designer paper

Ink: Versamark

Access: Silver Embossing Powder, silver cord, silver heart charm, Offray ribbon, flowers, silver pearls, Fancy Tags by Spellbinders, Labels 4 Nestabilities


  1. Traci, I love everything you do and this is do exception!! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  2. Hi Traci! Oh I am so honored that you chose to play along with my QFTD week! Feeble attempt??? Oh I think NOT!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love the fancy tag framing! Isn't amazing what you can do with those tags? I love your colors and that Scripture is perfect... great job with the inspiration photo!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!! You totally blow me away with this!!!!!! Hugs!

  3. Oh Traci this is just beautiful! I am so glad you came out to play this week and combined two different challenges too (or is it three? I'm losing my ability to count). What a lovely tribute to Grace and a great card for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

  4. Traci this is so pretty.. I love the wonderful scripture too.. Your work is always beautiful..I am so happy that you played along in your Christmas challenge over at Flourishes.. This is perfect.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..hugs.

  5. Hi Traci - what a gorgeous card - well done combining all of those challenges! I love the way you incorporated Stampin' Sisters in Christ as well - your heart charm is adorable! Thanks for playing along with SSIC - I always love to see what you create - you card is so elegant! Sorry I am late visiting, I am just back from my time with my family overseas but could not resist stopping by! {{{hugs}}}

  6. beautiful card!! love thinking about Christmas right now since is 110 degrees LOL

  7. Wow, Traci, this is a very elegant card. Wonderful creation!

  8. GASP!!! What a GORGEOUS Christmas card! Absolutely stunning!


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