Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Church Door~Stamin' Sisters in Christ 106

Good morning! Today at Stampin' Sisters in Christ we have a new challenge!! This week, Rebekkah is our challenge host. You can read her devotional on the SSIC blog or on Rebekkah's blog, "A Diamond in the Rough."  Rebekkah has chosen this verse:
Matthew 7:7-8
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks the door will be opened."

The challenge on your cards this week is : To us a door or window on your card!
One card will be chosen winner and receive a special stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!

I searched and searched for a stamp that had a door on it...and remembered this lovely Flourishes image from "Christmas Postcard," which had a small church in the background of this dreamy winter scene. I thought it appropriate for this could use a door of a building, a door image, make a small door in your card, use designer paper with a door on it, whatever you wish!! And if you can't find a door, use a window!
I wanted to use my new fleur de lis rectangles to frame this image. I stamped this initially on some Jovial designer paper to give it more of an antique feel. (Leslie from Running with Scissors gave me that idea!) I then used frosted lace and diamond stickles to add snow, colored it in with various copics in soft colors, added a wrinkled distressed ribbon and gold cording...and have one Christmas card done!! Or this could be a winter birthday card, I used the "Warm winter wishes" so my card could be used for any winter occasion! Of course, today is a sunny day in Colorado, and this picture may be hard to capture the winter feel and all the sparkle, but it is there!
So...please jump in and join the challenge this week!! In my week the church is a door I enter through is a place of worship, study of God's word, a place of renewal, friendships, encouragement, and a place to be real with others who are earnestly seeking God and want to know Him better!!
Thank you so much for coming by...have a blessed week!


  1. Traci...this is a beautiful vintage lovingly created.....that bow is

  2. Oh Traci.... this one just takes my breath away! I love the vintage feel to the image and the softness you've given it with your colors.... and then the elegance of the framing..... just BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm soooo glad to have you with us on the SSIC team! Your heart shines with God's love!!! Have a wonderful week!

  3. I love this image Traci, this is gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful Traci! I love the big ole bow! Such a wonderful ole time Christmas card! You did the challenge proud!

  5. Traci this is beautiful and like Cindy, that big bow is marvelous to see. The colors are so soft and pretty, just a lovely creation all around.

  6. This is such a BEAUTIFUL card Traci!! I really love your coloring of it *Ü* Nice job on the challenge! Have a wonderful week.

  7. Love how you've used this set Traci! Warm and cozy feeling. Beautifully framed and such pretty ribbon too!

  8. Hi Traci! I found your blog through this beautiful DT creation for Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I am SO blessed to have found the blog and am SO enjoying being involved now for my second week. I just LOVE it. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I don't know if you've been to my blog to see my entries, but I wanted to personally invite you to stop by. I have a give-away going on for an antique floral frog. There's a photo of it on the top right side on my blog that will link you to enter the give-away. I would be SO honored to have you visit and have you as a follower. Your work is lovely, and I am truly blessed to have Christian followers. Thanks for considering to take a peek. I hope to see you soon.

  9. Oh how pretty Traci!! Love this stamp and your coloring is beautiful!!!


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