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Monday, September 14, 2009

A Plan


A plan indeed! This morning, I was delighted to follow one of Gina K's links to bring me to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog challenge. Also very exciting, is to learn of Gina K's sponsorship of this particular challenge by offering up two gorgeous to die-for stamp sets. The challenge is based on a sketch and a scripture:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
The blog says: "What better challenge for this scripture than a sketch challenge... plans! The Lord lays the foundation and we have lots of options about how to build on that foundation,..." The sketch below is the foundation. I enjoyed playing along and look forward to your comments.
Stamps: "Believe" by PSX, Covered Bridge by Embossing Arts --Other Stuff: Paper - DCWV, coloring by Prismamarkers, leaf punch, gems, and ribbons from stash


my hand


26 comments:

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the papers you used. Anesha :-)

debby4000 said...

Beautiful fall card.
luv
Debby

RosesMarijke said...

Very beautiful card Martha!!

Mary Lou said...

Wowwee Martha~~gorgeous card, really like the colors. Congrats on your retirement~~lucky U!!!!
God bless

Davi said...

Your card is beautiful I love the colors and how you but it together. Great job. Retired.. you lucky dawg!!

Kathy Winter said...

Holy Cow!!! What a terrific card, you did a fab job on the coloring. Thanks for playing with us this week.:)

Audra, Green Meadow Lane said...

I love the card Marcha! :-)

Inger said...

Such a beautiful card!!
Love the autumn colours you have used!

Greetings, Inger :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful image and gorgeous card!!

Glad the card arrived safely! ;)

Helen said...

Very pretty card! I love the "falling leaves"!
Blessings!
~H

Saskia said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Saskia :)

Dani said...

I just have to tell you I am just amazed at your coloring! So lovely!

Marilynn said...

A beautiful card as always. Also like your new picture of yourself with your sassy hat!

Crystal said...

Martha , what a gorgeous card ! Looks so rich with those warm colors and falling leaves ! Thanks so much for visiting my blog ! Now I can come visit yours ! :)

Terri E. said...

What a stunner! Those colors and your leaves, just WOW!!!! Wonderful job on the sketch challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue said...

Martha, this is stunning. I love the scene and the rich colors you chose...simply beautiful.

Kristine said...

Hi Martha! Wow, this is sure a STUNNER! :) Love the richness of it. Your coloring is just awesome and I love your choice of DP! Great job. Thanks so much for playing in our sketch challenge over at SSCC this week!! :) Hope to see more of your beautiful creations as you get a chance to play!

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous Martha!

jo said...

So beautiful! :)

Lori Stilger said...

Martha, thanks for coming to check out my card. :D Yours is FABULOUS; I LOVE the colors. It's beautiful! TFS - be blessed!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Martha!! I just love your fall colors!!! Your scene is gorgeous!! So rich and beautiful!! Great job on the sketch! Thanks so much for visiting my blog so I in turn could be blessed to visit yours!

Congrats on your retirement.
blessings,
Chris

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi martha. WOW! this is simply beautiful!!! wonderful job!

Jules said...

Hi Martha

I love this card - gorgeous colours and detail.

I read that you have retired!! A hope that you have a long and very happy retirement and assume that this means you will be creating even more masterpieces like this!!! Yippee!!

Love Jules xx

Tammy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the rich colors and your coloring is awesome!

Tammy x

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great image...love the covered bridge!

Karen W said...

This covered bridge card is just stunning, I love it!