Sunday, June 24, 2012


I'm back again with a card for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge! It has been such a long time since I picked up a stamp or paper...over a month I believe. I have been doing a lot of traveling this month and think I spent more days away than home. After I got home, I had about a week of trying to get my "land legs" back after being on a cruise ship for 7 days, along with ferries in Seattle!  I'm finally able to walk in a straight line and stand without holding on to the wall for support. You would think I had been on a tiny sea-tossed boat rather than a big ocean line cruiser.
Our family (husband, youngest daughter, and her friend and myself) went on an Alaskan Inside Passage cruise and had such a wonderful time. I have a few pictures I am going to share on Monday, so please come back for a visit then.
This week's hostess for our stamping challenge is my friend and blog founder, Kristine Breach. You can visit the SSiC blog here and read her thoughts for today's devotional.
The Scripture:
Psalm 46:10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
This week's challenge: Use flags/banners in your card creation!
Our sponsor this week is a friend of SSiC's and a generous donor: (anonymous)  donating a grab bag of stamps!! How fun is that?
I have had these banner dies from Spellbinders and had yet to break them out of their thanks, Kris, for the fun challenge! This paper is so pretty, I used just a snippet of the floral and it adds something to my card...the button is aqua and has a Daisy pattern embossed on it. (hard to see!)
I love this scripture and am looking forward to reading this week's devotionals and seeing all the banner ideas!
Wishing you a week of blessings and trusting in the Lord!


  1. Hi Traci and welcome back!! Your card is so lovely with your cute li'l banners!! Love the white space at the bottom with your sentiment--perfect! And what fun for your family to spend on a cruise of a lifetime!! My hubby would love to go to Alaska. Can't wait to see your pics!! *Ü*
    Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Kris

  2. I've been thinking about you all week and praying for your safety. Was happy to see this card posted cause at least I know you are home and safe enough to enjoy some crafting time. The card is beautiful, bright and dainty. Love it. Praying for you still....

  3. Hi Traci! Lovely card! I like the simple line-up of colorful banners with the stamped sentiment. Very pretty!
    Glad you had a good trip, but glad you are back too!
    Blessings to you!

  4. Traci, this is beautiful. I love the papers that you used. They are so cheerful!!! I hope you continue to get feeling better. Hugs.

  5. Welcome back, Traci! So glad you had a great time on your cruise! Those are my most favorite vacations! :) Your card is beautiful! I love your papers and the layout of your card! Wonderfully made! ~H

  6. Hi Traci - it is great to have you back Sistah! What a pretty card you have created - love the crispness of it and those divine papers! A very clever take on this weeks challenge!! Love it - thank you for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}


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