Monday, September 12, 2011

A Scripture Challenge and a Give-Away

This week, I learned of an awesome challenge blog called http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/ which is a Christ-centered blog where all of the challenges are based on Biblical scriptures.  This is something I try to do with all my posts anyway, so I knew this was something for me.  The challenge this week is centered around the verses Matthew 7:7-8 and requires the use of a door on your project.  What a blessing that Christ has told us he will open the doors of our hearts when we ask Him to come in and speak to us.  I am so excited to be a part of this exciting blog challenge.  You can read more about it here: http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-106-matthew-77-8.html and I hope you will let the Lord, Jesus Christ, speak to you through His precious word.

Front of Card:

Inside of Card (with scripture):
I also want to tell you about an awesome give-away I'm starting today, Monday 9/12, and running through Monday, 10/17.  I'm giving away this beautiful antique floral frog.  I love floral frogs for displaying cards and photographing them for blog posts.  They've become very popular in blogging, and I hope that whoever wins this one will love it and use it to display their own cards and creations.
All you have to do to win this cute little antique floral frog is:

1.  Become a follower of my blog if you are not already following.
2.  Leave a comment on this post, and
3.  Check back at the end of the give-away to see if you are a winner.

It's that easy.  A special word of thanks to Mellisa Bove at http://www.keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/ for mentioning this give-away on her awesome blog.  Good luck to all of you who enter to win, and don't forget to check back to see if you have won.

Blessings to you all,

Karen

51 comments:

  1. Thank you for the comment on my card. I would not normally add a Halloween card to that particular challenge. I have another planned using one of my favorite scriptures *yours above* that I will add later this week. (if I have any crafty time left after all the running around planned for the kids ;)


    Your card is stunning! I love the toiparies and the beautiful doily inside.
    Inspirational and powerful and soft and lovely all in one.

    Thanks again for stopping by.
    Have a wonderful day
    Heather D.

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  2. Love your inspiration and love that you share your love for Jesus with everyone. I know that it will touch many peoples hearts..

    Love your blog candy..I will post it on my blog.. I hope you receive lots of new followers... Happy Crafting..

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  3. I LOVE that verse! I'll have to check out that blog!

    Thanks for the chance to win, too! :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely card and great verse!

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  5. I love the SSIC! They always challenge me spiritually and creatively. You can;t get much better than that :)

    I posted your give away on my blog :)

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  6. Your doorway card is beautiful. I wasn't sure what an antique floral frog was until I saw the photograph. Thanks for the chance of winning one. Hazel x

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  7. This is a very pretty card! It would make a great friendship card, or a beautiful reminder to someone far away that you and the Lord still love them. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration!

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  8. Your card is gorgeous Karen!! Love it! Both inside and out!!

    You didn't have to thank me!! It is my pleasure! You are very sweet!!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  9. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the heads up about the challenge blog...I will certainly check it out! And thank you for a chance to win....I have wanted one of those frogs forever!!

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  10. Your card is beautiful. I became a new follower, I think Jesus should be part of the cards I make, since he gave me what little talent I have.
    god bless you.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  11. This is just beautiful! So creative. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  12. Thank you for sharing the Stamping Sisters in Christ blog, I will have to go take a look. Also, thank you for the wonderful "frog" giveaway, I have always wanted one of these for displaying my cards! Thanks for the chance to win..I am now a new follower.
    audrey

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  13. Very pretty card! I'm going to check out that website as well. I'm also following you now :)

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  14. Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the nice comment you left me and for checking out my blog. I love your blog, your creations and your giveaway. I never heard of a floral frog before and I would love a chance to win one...Hope your day is fabulous!!!

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  15. I've become a follower, I've always wanted a floral frog, they display your cards wonderfully. I love the card you've made it's so very pretty, and a lovely encouraging scripture too. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs lin

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  16. I found my way here through Melissa's blog and am now a follower. Your card is very inspirational and pretty! Thanks for the chance to win the floral frog - I don't own one and would love to use it for my cards. Blessings to you!

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  17. I came here from Melissa's blog and I also am now following you. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for the chance to win the floral frog. I have been searching for one but cant seem to find any!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  18. Thank you for the chance to win!!! Im a new follower from youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
    Kacee

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  19. I really need to be a part of somethings so christ centered.. I often felt vain with this hobby, now I can see I can use it and he can use it to teach me more...

    Your work...the quotes..are just what I need to hear.. I am a believer..just having some struggles internally. I dont feel comfortable with our pastor. My husband isnt saved..my daughter who has been taught better and given her life to Christ, has departed from that and leading a life that I cant repeat here.. Ive been praying for my hubby steadily. Most people are shocked and in disbelief to find he isnt a christian because of his heart to serve and love others..His name is Henry. he goes by chip... If you want to pray for his salvation please feel free. I sometimes grow weary and feel like its never going to happen. With all thats gone on with my family..I just feel broken. sorry to go on so long...

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  20. I meant to tell you I really like your work. I need to make more cards like this..with a message.. love that..

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  21. Karen Ive come over to your blog from Melissa's. What a beautiful blog you have. Thank you for the chance to win, you are very generous. Ive now become a follower......YIPPEEE! Im off to have a wee nosey around your blog again. Lee xx

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  22. I'm a follower and I would love to win! But even if I don't I like your blog!!

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  23. Sweet card, love the door, I'm a follower, and thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

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  24. I am a new follower and I am so glad I found your blog. Not only can I get inspired creativity but also spiritually. Who can ask for anything more?

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  25. Oh I love your door card! Lovely image and lovely details! Thank you also for sharing about our Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! So glad to have you join us and looking forward to seeing you often! Thanks for playing along! ps.. don't enter me in the drawing as I already have a floral frog so I would want it to go to someone who doesn't! I do however love your blog... especially your banner and the words inscribed there! God bless you for your stand for Him!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  26. I'd love a frog! Ive been looking for one for ages! I'm already a follower and I'm going to set a reminder to check back and see if I've won.

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  27. Your card is fabulous! The antique frog is
    amazing. I follow your blog publicly via
    Google Friend Connect. ( windycindy )
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  28. What a gorgeous card--those flowers along side the door and at the bottom (ribbon) makes the card pop! LOVE the entry way! What a fabulous sentiment on the inside too!!! Def. inspired!!! I love my antique frogs--they are the cutest and super fun to use for taking pics of my cards.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog:) Many blessings! Love, Sav

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  29. I just love cards that include scripture, and this is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the floral frog - I've always wanted one.
    Thanks,
    Andrea

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  30. I've been reading over the past few posts and just feel so uplifted.... thank you! :)
    enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  31. This is a lovely blog Karen ... a blessing to everyone who visits. I am so happy that you found my blog and would love to be a follower. I love everything about your work ... so very beautiful! Susanne

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  32. Karen, I am so blessed to have found your blog. I became a follower and am adding you to my list of very favorite blogs to visit! This floral frog is awesome, something I would definitely use. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  33. Hi, Karen! Thanks so very much for the kind comment that you left on my blog about the "Joy of the Lord" canvas that I created for a Frosted Designs challenge. I have so enjoyed browsing your blog, admiring your lovely work and your obvious heart for serving the Lord. Thank you for the opportunity to win the wonderful antique floral frog...what a fun giveaway item for you to share with us! :) I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to visiting here often to be inspired! Oh, one other thing, if it's okay with you, I'll post your giveaway in the sidebar of my blog and link it back to you to bring additional views to your great blog!

    Have a blessed day!

    Becky B.
    http://scrappinbeckyb.blogspot com

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  34. Hi Karen, I like your blog and I've gladly become a follower. Your card is beautiful - love the design and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing and for offering this beautiful frog in a giveaway. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  35. I really like your blog, and just became a new follower. I've been wanting a floral frog for a long time. Thanks for a chance to win. I will be back to check your blog all the time - it's great.
    Thanks again, Shana

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  36. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such encouranging comment :)
    I am a follower of yours now, your works are awesome!

    The flower frog is a great tool and I need one ;) Thanks for the chance!

    Ardilla

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  37. just doing as ordered :) The floral frog has been on my wish list!

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  38. Karen, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, even though you aren't a DT for one of the challenges I entered. That doesn't usually happen so it really made my day! To find out you're also a Christian just made it better! :D And from looking at your blog, I believe we most likely have many other things in common! :)
    Here's hoping you win many challenges in the coming months as you grow in Him.
    BTW... I am moving my blog over to a new one... www.KittyJosKreativity.blogspot.com I won't be posting as much at the old one anymore but you are sure welcome to come see me at the new one as it grows!

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  39. Hi Karen! Thanks for visiting my blog today, and letting me know about your giveaway. I loooove antique floral frogs! They do make great perches for cards. Your blog is a lovely place to visit, and I look forward to coming back!

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  40. Hi Karen,
    I have seen the popularity of the floral frogs. I didn't know that is what they were called until I read your post. Thanks for the new knowledge. They do display cards beautifully and I often wondered how I could get one. Thanks for the chance to win one and most importantly, thanks for the kind words at my blog!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  41. Your card is beautiful....I love the lace borders and the flowers around the door. Very vintage/shabby chic!!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  42. I wondered what these things were called! Would love to own one! Thanks for a chance to win and also for the inspiration.

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  43. I really like your card! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I've been looking at all the antique stores around here for one of these things with no luck.

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  44. Super cute card, I'm a new follower thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  45. Lovely card, your blog is lovely as well. You have some wonderful cards.

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  46. I LOVE that you are creating for our LORD!!! I also LOVE Jesus ♥ If you haven't visited my blog, come see me sometime : )
    http://mycomfortcottage.blogspot.com

    Love n hugs,
    Lori

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  47. Thanks for a chance of winning one of these. I've always wanted one but can't find any that I really like :(

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  48. Hi love your door card. Your blog is really nice. I love antique frogs. I have three but I do want more. Thank you for a chance to win.

    Lisa V.
    Fitmom1@cox.net

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  49. Hello Karen - thank you for your support for SSIC - I love this vintage card - it is gorgeous! The Doily is a lovely touch! Thank you too for the opportunity to win your Candy - I love that antique frog - I have been looking for one but had no idea what it was called - I am hoping to find one to use for my photos! Thank you for being so generous! {{{hugs}}}

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  50. What a super card.
    SSIC was the first blog I followed..it is such a pleasure to 'meet' up with other daughters of the King through blog land...I love it.
    xxx

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