Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #141

Hi there!! It's time for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge! I am this week's hostess.

"The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" Psalm 118:6

When I was a little girl, my Mama enrolled me in swimming lessons. I was terrified. By terrified, I mean screaming at the top of my lungs. At the end of the class, everyone had to jump off of the diving board. I never did it. Why? Fear. That's why. Today I'm an adult, and I'm still afraid of deep water among many other things. I'm afraid of heights, snakes, the dark, needles ( I won't look!), and oddly (they creep me out). That's not all, either. Fear has kept me from doing a lot of fun things, like riding roller coasters with my family last year when we went to DollyWood. 

What are you afraid of? What's holding you back? What would you do if you weren't AFRAID? There are many things I'd do if I weren't so afraid of them! Maybe you want to try something new, but you fear failure. Fear could even be holding us back from things in our spiritual lives and serving God. Whether it's telling others about the love of Christ, praying with a friend, or even using talents to glorify Him...whatever you do, do it without fear and for Him! I know that I would play the piano more if I weren't so afraid of making mistakes! Whatever is holding you back today, put your trust in God, and KNOW that He is by your side no matter what! This is such a comforting verse to know that man or anything else cannot harm us as long as we have Him on our side! 

Do something on your card that you're "afraid" of! For example, CAS style, stitching, a vintage look, etc. Just do something you wouldn't normally do!

I'm definitely afraid of a clean and simple style! I try it every now and then, but it's never been something that I'm comfortable with. I decided to conquer my fear of CAS today! 

I embossed the Kraft card base with the Polka Dots embossing folder. I added a piece of patterned paper from the October Afternoon Farmhouse collection and rounded the bottom corners. I stamped the sentiment from Vertical Greetings by MFT Stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut it out with the coordinating Dienamic. I adhered it with foam tape and added a ribbon to finish it off. I also noticed that I have a little patriotic color scheme going on...perfect for Memorial Day weekend. :)

Challenge I Used:
Fab n Funky Challenge #122 - A New Beginning (my patterned paper is new)
Charisma Cardz Challenges #20 - no flowers allowed
52 Card Pick-Up
Craft Your Days Away #46 - Red, White, and Blue (I have cream, but there is white in my ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed Sunday! Be sure you check out what these other ladies have to share with you today! 
Diane Noble
Helen Phelps
Jerusha Borden  Jerusha 
Kris Breach Kris
Linda Lucas
Marilynn DeGroot
Michelle Coon
Miesje Flach
Peggysue Turner  Peggysue
Sandie Lobbezoo
Traci Major

Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Farmhouse
Stamps: Vertical Greetings by MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: ribbon, foam tape
Tools: Polka Dots embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, MFT Vertical Greetings Dienamic


  1. Candace...this is soooo sweet! I'm so glad you tackled a CAS, because it's so striking. You're probably thinking it's too plain, cause I do that with every CAS card I make, but it's not at all. It's gorgeous. I loved reading your thoughts this morning too. You are such a sweetheart! Your project and you just bring a smile to my face. Have a wonderful day in the Lord, and may He bless your week abundantly. I'll be praying for that!

  2. Was so into your card, I forgot to tell you how much I appreciated your scripture challenge for the week too...a great verse and one we should read over and over. That's one to have on a refrigerator magnet! Thanks!!!

  3. It's beautiful, Candace! Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. One down... run to the roar!

  4. Lovely Candace. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  5. Hi Candace...I love these challenges for the scriptures, but also because of the opportunity to get to know each other better!! I nearly drowned when I was 2, and since then, I have a fear of not being able to touch the bottom when I am in any body of water...yet, a boat ride doesn't scare me. Go figure!
    Love your challenge verse, and this card is striking and so well executed in it!! Have a great week conquering your fears...:)

  6. Everything in simplicity ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  7. This is an adorable creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  8. You do clean and simple wonderfully!
    Thank you for joining Fab'n'Funky this week!

  9. Terrific card! I love that blue paper!

  10. Hi Candace! Love your card! Clean and simple and gorgeous! Love your challenge for us this week too! Great reminder to step out in faith and conquer our fears in God's strength.
    Have a lovely week, Sister!

  11. Hi Candace and happy Memorial Day! Your card is awesome, love the embossing. Thank you for a great challenge too! Wonderful devo this week. Yay for school being out! Do you have vacation plans?? We're going to the beach for a week in August and I can hardly wait!! :) Enjoy your week!

  12. Such a beautiful card..Love the embossing and the sentiment is touching! I enjoyed reading your post (I was terrified to swim as a kid, teen, and never over came it...)

  13. I think you need to try CAS more often it's obviously a technique for which you have a natural talent. I always like that color combination, so pretty! And I like the Kraft background. Great verse, I'm going to be clinging to that one all week because it is a particular area of struggle in my life. Wishing you a blessed week!

  14. Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  15. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  16. Lovely card, love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at CYDA, Gaynor DT xx

  17. This is gorgeous, love your new paper...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  18. Candace, this is wonderful! I love the card and I love your devotion. I too have a lot of fears - thanks for reminding me that I need to trust more and work at overcoming my fears. I love your card! You certainly do CAS well! have a wonderful week!

  19. Great work of art and of the heart Candace! Love your CAS style here - you do everything so well! Thanks for the challenging challenge - love it! {{{hugs}}}

  20. Very beautiful! I love how you kept it simple, but still added elements to it. The embossing is such a nice touch. ~H

  21. I love your CAS style too! Great job. I have trouble with CAS myself, but love to see other's cards kept simple. I may have to challenge myself to make some CAS ones this week too. :) Hugs, Kel

  22. Fantastic sentiment, Candace. Your card is very stylish and modern.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challengs. Hope to see you with us again soon.

    Rachel x


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