Sunday, September 2, 2012

SSiC #155

Hello ladies!  Welcome.  We are having some fun over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week.  We are celebrating our 3rd birthday!!!  How fun is that?  To celebrate we are doing a blog hop.  Our projects aren't posted on the challenge blog this week.  Instead you need to hop around to get inspiration for your project. If you arrived here from Marilynn's blog you are on the right track!

Helen is our lovely hostess this week.  This is the verse she chose for our inspiration:

"Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"  John 3:3

Have you heard that before?  Born again.  Do you know what it means?  In this portion of scripture Jesus goes on to explain to his companion (Nicodemus, who was actually a Jewish priest) that everyone is born once, physically.  But in order to go to heaven we need to believe in Jesus and what He did on the cross and become born again.  Before Jesus came the priests would offer animal sacrifices to atone for the sins of the people.  But when Jesus, who was both God and man, died on the cross, shedding His blood, He became the ultimate sacrifice.  He paid the price that we never could.  But He didn't just die on the cross.  If that's where it ended there would be no hope.  Three days after His death Jesus rose again.  He was alive.  He conquered sin and death giving us a means to come before the Father clean, without sin.  Jesus died once, for all.  But we do have a choice to make.  Do we believe Jesus died?  Do we know we are separated from the Father because of our sin?  Do we understand there is only ONE way to God and that is through His Son?  It is so simple.  Jesus loves us so much that "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)  He loves you and wants that relationship with you.  Won't you ask Him into your heart today?

Helen would like to see us make a birthday card (when we ask Jesus into our hearts we become "born again").  I hope you will play along with us this week!

For my birthday card I chose am image from Tiddly Inks called Wryn - Pick Up Sticks.  I have another "child" who just turned 18.  She is very feminine, but not girlie.  Does that make sense?  She has beautiful long hair and always paints her toes but she can throw hay bales all day long and isn't afraid to butcher anything on the farm.  She is one tough cookie!  Her favorite color is blue and she isn't it to flowers and stuff so much.  She would way rather ride quads and dirt bikes with her brothers!  So this cutie little Wryn seemed like the perfect choice.  Hannah can also start her own campfire, no problem!  :)

Isn't she adorable?  This is so Hannah!  I colored Wryn/Hannah with my Prismacolor pencils on Kraft.  The colors just pop on this paper!
 The sentiment on the banner came with Wryn along with a couple other images.  It's truly a great deal! I sewed my layers and added a bundle of sticks tied with raffia.  The DP is from MME.  I just love their paper!
 I followed the sketch on the inside also, even for the writing panel.

Here is the list from the hop: (if you get lost head back to SSiC and pick up the list again!)

SSiCCandaceDianeHelenJerushaKris, Laura - Sept. GD, LindaMarilynn
Michelle (you are here), MiesjePeggysueSandieTraci.
For our prizes this week we actually have 3!!  Our generous sponsors are:
Daydream Designs with a $20 GC
The Digi Garden with 3 Free digis
Carly's Cuties with 3 Free digi sets

Our winners will be selected from everyone that hops along with us and leaves on a comment on all the DT blogs.  I hope you deiced to play along this week!

I am entering my card in the challenge at:
Cute Card Thursday - A Stitch in Time
Divas by Design - Celebrate

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Your card is simply gorgeous. I am a girl who loves to be outdoors even though I am unable to be there a lot. The colours you have used are great and thanks for showing us the inside of your card as well. Tracy B.

  2. What a fun card!! Love the twigs on the card amazing touch!!

  3. What a fun and happy card, Michelle! Perfect for a fun and happy celebration. I'm so very thankful that SSIC was the thread God used to weave our lives together. I have so much fun with you there, but even more, I'm just so blessed to know you and have the opportunity to exalt Christ together, to pray for one another, and to be encouraged by your totally sweet heart. You bless me, sister, and I thank God for you! Have a fabby week!

  4. What an absolutely creative card! I really like that you used the sticks as embellishment. I also like that you wrote I love you on the front because when we are born again, that should be the first sentiment. Have a blessed day!

  5. sooo cuuute!! those papers are perfect!!!

  6. GORGEOUS! I love the sweet image and the banner sentiment is adorable!

  7. She's tooo CUTE Michelle! I am not one who likes camping, but I admire those who can do it! LOL. Michelle, thank you so much for being part of this very unique team and I'm delighted to call each of you "sisters." I pray you'll be showered with blessings this week!! ~kris

  8. Thanks for the reminder about coloring on Kraft paper! Lovely card!

  9. Wow! From the colors your chose, your coloring, attention to detail, stitching...all of it is fantastic!!

  10. Michelle, I LOVE the Wryn images, and you colored her so cute!!! I love how you colored her on the Kraft, too! Hugs! I hope you have a blessed week! :)

  11. What a cute card and a great choice of stamp. It seems to match your daughter to a T. TFS.

  12. Your card is just SO beautiful, as always. But what's even more beautiful is how you have shared God's love for us so clearly here on your beautiful blog. You are a blessing and an encouragement, and I want to thank you for using your God-given talents to honor Him and to help draw people closer to Him through this craft we all love so much. You are a gifted crafter, and an inspiring artist, but most of all....I thank you for sharing your love for Him through SSIC and in all you do. Happy Birthday, SSIC - a wonderful source of fellowship and encouragement for so many.
    Have a blessed week!
    Your friend and Sister in the Lord,
    Karen Letchworth

    P.S. I hope you can play along with us this week at Word Art Wednesdsay (Sister Site to SSIC). I have shared the blog hop info on our blog, and would love to have you all join us this week. God is SO GOOD!

  13. oh your card is really Amazing. Happy Birthday to yall!

  14. Fabulous card. I love the way you have carried the design right through to the back of the card

    Margaret xx

  15. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors you used!! Love the Wryn image.. and your stitching is awesome!!

  16. This is so beautiful. Gorgeous design. How can i design like this for the Plastic Card? I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is a gorgeous card Michelle!! I love Tiddly Inks! So excited to be joining SSiC this month and thanks for your lovely comment! Laura x

  18. Wow, what a pretty card. The colors are so great on the Kraft color paper. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Very pretty card and your coloring is wonderful. Love it on the kraft! Have a wonderful week.

  20. Beautiful card!! That image reminds me of one of my DD's too!! Love the DP!!

  21. Very sweet to make cards according to personalities. it can sometimes present a challenge. One of your daughters sounds like one of mine. Love the colors and papers.

  22. Wonderful creation^_^
    Happy 3rd Birthday to SSIC ^_^
    I made a card for your challenge and I partecipate with love in your blog hop^_^
    Big hug,

  23. WOW that is amazing colours and colouring in your image! Fabulous
    Thanks for playing with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

    I have a gorgeous candy if you would like to join in

  24. Wow - your card is amazing. I absolutely love how you used actual twigs. Very creative! Your image is adorable and your coloring is beautiful.

    With hugs and smiles


  25. Captivating craft..will you do a favor by sharing ideas related to designing plastic cards....

  26. An adorable card that has a great color combo and sweet image.

  27. What a wonderful happy birthday card! I love the little image and your colors are gorgeous! As always, I love your card! Blessings! ~H