Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Morning!  Today is 'Good Friday'; it is the day our Lord Jesus was crucified.  I mourn today because I know my sins placed him on that cross, to die such a brutal death.  Because of His love for me, he went to the cross 'willingly'  ---  who does that?  No one in their right frame of mind would do that for another person - yet our Lord and Savior did.  We as sinners, rejoice because the one person who was perfect in all of His ways, died for our sins, paid the price ... and when Sunday morning arises, we will rejoice!  Our tears will turn into laughter, because our Lord Jesus has risen from the grave and lives forever more!  This is what our lives are about.  This is why we were created, to serve an awesome God, that loves us more than we can imagine.  Take time today to reflect on that love, to thank God for what He has done for us.  And if you haven't accepted Him by faith, now is the best time to do so!  Just pray for forgiveness, ask him to come into your heart and life - repent (means to change your mind about the way you are living), He will come and live inside you - and forgive you - and save you.  What joy!  What love the Father has for us! 

This past week, I have gone 'Tulip crazy'.  I have made cards that all have tulips on them.  Don't ask me why - it just happened.  LOL!  I would like to share them with you.  For the first one:

I took a picture of a vase and cut it out, stamped this design on it and covered it in diamond gems.  I then found a picture of a bible and fussy cut that out and placed it on pop ups.  As you can see I used blue and yellow tulips and a blue bow for this card.  I used a scallop that a friend, Emily sent to me and added the stamped square to it.  This card went to a sweet woman who had to go to emergency last Friday, and is facing surgery and health care.  We remember her in prayers as she recovers from this illness. 
For my next card:

Well I cannot seem to re size this to be bigger - so hope you all can see it well enough.  This was a challenge I took part in on SCS and it was a challenge to use gingham.  I used a big pink one for the background and took a big scallop (die cut), chalked on the clouds and sky.  I then placed a die cut coffee cup, and placed (what?) my tulips into it.  I added a gingham bow and a stamp from SNS.  I love the crisp clean look of this card, don't you?
Can you take looking at one more card today?  
This card was part of another challenge.  The Sketch challenge on SCS as well.  This is where they give you an outline of a sketch and you are to make your card in that outline.  I used yellows and browns in mine -- the bars are part of a DP I cut out and layered on yellow background.  I then used 2 die cut ovals and place three yellow tulips on them, covered with a bow.  I hope this brightens up your day, spring is here and that is when tulips appear!
I wish you all a very Happy Easter!  And hope to hear from you soon!
God bless!  Jan


1 comment:

Winnie said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful post. Your cards are all lovely. I hope your friend has a speedy recovery. I am sure the card made her smile. Love all the tulips, makes me believe Spring will be here soon. We have nothing up yet but a crocus. Finally!
Happy Easter to you!