And I have to admit that I went a big embellishment crazy with this one...I just couldn't help myself! Humm...I said to myself...how about some tiny rhinestones in each scallop? Ohh, nice! Now that heart really needs to be covered in glitter. Umhum, lovely. A bit more sewing, since the machine was already out...and what about that pink paper, it needs something...Oh yeah, a few Stampin' Up! rubons! Now just add a tiny sentiment...Perfect! LOL! Ever have one of those nights when you just can't stop adding to your cards? :-) The paper used on this card is from Stampin' Up!, I really adore their double sided papers...such great designs and weight. The two I used here are retired but now that the new Spring/Summer catalog is out, I'm looking forward to playing with some new designs. The digital image was colored with Copics and the tiny rhinestones are from Taylored Expressions. We're expecting another foot of snow here in the Northeast again today and I've got a sick baby at home so we're all snuggled down on the couch watching Walle (love that movie!) and eating Poptarts! OK, its just the kids that are eating Poptarts...but I would eat a box of them if I thought I could get away without gaining 10 pounds! hee hee Enjoy your day!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
If it were not for God's mercy, shown to those who are actively engaged in living a life void of obedience to His commands, there would be no hope for any of us. If it were not for God's mercy none of us could stand before Him on judgement day. If it were not for His mercy, we would be hard pressed to survive the trials of each and every day. If it were not for His mercy, we would not have Christ's sacrifice, nor the ability to have the heavy burden of our sins lifted from our shoulders. God's glory, goodness, lovingkindess, and mercy is magnified when the hearts of the sinful are turned toward Him.
My favorite part of the scripture referenced above is "but God." But God...that is so powerful. I was dead in my trespasses. I loved my Godless lifestyle, I had no desire to read the Bible, to go to church, or to worry about whether or not I was living up to any one's standards, other than my own shallow idea of what it meant to be "good"...I lived to please myself. "But God" in spite of that lifestyle He chose to show me mercy. Not because of anything I did or who I was but simply because of His great love and mercy.
And what a humbling reminder from Paul to show mercy to those around us for although we now trust in Christ, there was a time when we didn't and if it were not for God's mercy, we would remain unchanged. In and of ourselves, there is no difference between those that trust Christ and those who don't for we are certainly no better and, at times, can even behave much worse. The only difference is mercy. The only difference is the light-filled grace of God that has shined into our darkened hearts, transforming our minds and conduct.
I would encourage you to take a look at the other beautiful work created by the SALT design team and please join with us by using your God-given talents to submit your own work of art based on this week's theme.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Johanna has just announced a sale on Odd Bird Planet stamps to celebrate Chinese New Year!! The sale will take place from January 16-23 and a huge selection of stamps will be marked down 25%! Check out all the details and list of what is on sale here!