Sunday, May 27, 2012

Good morning! Blessed Sunday to you all! Today begins another challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Our hostess this week is the very creative Candace, and she has chosen as her theme "Don't be afraid!"
The Bible verse that inspired that is:

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

So....we are to do something on our card that we're "afraid" of! For example, CAS style, stitching, a vintage look, etc. Just do something you wouldn't normally do! All of my DT sisters came up with lovely and amazing card samples this week! Check them out at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n' Sassy Stamps and the winner will receive
 3 digital images of the winner's choice!

 I think I am fairly brave because it took me a while to think of something I haven't at least "tried" before...maybe with horrible results, but I tried! But recently I was visiting someone elses blog and saw this amazing step card. Okay, I'm pretty sure it was on one of my DT sisters' blogs but, of course, now I can't find it to give them credit. I always wanted to tackle a step card so that is what I decided to be "brave" about this time!

 I took SO many photos of it because it looks so different from different angles and because I went overboard with the details and bling...I know. My theme song is supposed to be "Simplify, Simplify" but I'm not doing so well with that one!

I really like the verse that Candace chose. In our world today there seems to be so much to fear. There is so much evil, so much hatred, and greed, and power-hungry people. We can often get discouraged but as Christians we MUST remember that the victory is already won and it is already ours in Christ.
"The victory's won, the battle is o're...Allelujah!"
Thanks for that wonderful reminder, Candace!

I wasn't sure if I was supposed to put a sentiment on the "inside" or not but I did. THAT I kept simple!
My list of ingredients:
Cardstock is Cryogen (sparkly off-white)*
Designer Papers are from Paper Studio
Stamps: Hero Arts, PSX, Just Rite
Inks: Studio G, Vivid!, Stampabilities
Flowers & Leaves: EK Success, Spellbinders (Bauble Blossoms 2, Foliage)*
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Big Scallopped Circles Lg, Standard Circles Lg, Pendant- Fleur de Lis, Lables 4)*
Rhinestones are all Basics by Kaisercraft
* These items I purchased at

Thanks for your pateince with this long post! I hope you get a chance to stop over at SSiC and check out all of my DT sisters cards too! AND enter your own card that shows what YOU are not afraid to tackle!
Have a very blessed week!


Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape and all the bright colours...

Diane said...

WOW...this is stunning, Sandie! I've always wanted to make one of these...good for you! It's beautiful. I'm just going to have to cast off my feelings of intimidation over this style and try one. Your card is inspiring me. Love the shading around the sentiments too. Wonderful effect! Have a wonderful, blessed week, sister!

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Sara said...

You card is beautiful. Is there a tutorial on how to make that style of card. I love the verse also - so true we can do all things in Christ.

Mickel said...

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Peggysuez said...

This step card is wonderful and you are a brave crafter, I have never tried one myself! Love the papers and the verse and the thoughts you shared with us. Have a blessed week!

Kristine said...

Hi Sandie, this is FABBY!! I love stair step cards like this and have made several myself. Love all the extras you added too, the flourish dealies, the flowers... it's so pretty with color too! Have a blessed week and enjoy your family time. Hugs, Kris

Lovely Linda said...

Well done with your Side Step card Sandie - it looks fabulous! I love the details and the pretty colours - gorgeous! You really nailed this challenge Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

Miesje said...

I have never tackled a side step card - you did it so well - I love it!!! I have got to try it one of these days, perhaps this summer vacation! Have a wonderful week Sandie, enjoy time with the family.

Helen said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and your flowers are so pretty! I've never been able to get this type of card to work out right, so I'm completely impressed! It's so wonderful! ~H

Michelle said...

What a great card! Love the step card, never tried that. And I love the bright colors. It is so happy! And what's simple?? The more the better I think ;) lol