Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Are we looking up?

Luke 21:28 tells us to look up!  “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."  

We watch and read the news; we think how much worse can things get?  People get killed, wars break out, diseases run rampart, and our country's moral is down the toilet.  Is there any wonder why we look down?  But the Bible tells us to look up!  For when these things grow worse and worse at huge proportions, we know our Lord is coming for us!  What a fantastic reason to look up!  

For the Bible tells us in Acts 1:9-11, "Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

Jesus went up, and someday soon He will come back down to receive us.  So!  Start looking up today!  Look up when things are going down, for our Lord is coming for us soon!

I have some cards to share with you as always.  

A cousin of mine made these crochet flowers, are they not the cutest things you ever saw???  I saw them and I knew I had to have some.  What you see here, is her flowers which I added another paper punched flowers to, buttons and then an adhesive pearls.  I also die cut the oval (Spellbinders), the Princess Tree (Cheery Lynn's), the bird was given to me.  I stamped 'Happy Birthday' (PSX) with Paris Dusk.  A stamp I found for .50 cents at a Goodwill!  Not too shabby eh?  The front of my card I cut up shorter and replaced it with a doily border, to give it a look of elegance.  

I you are interested in purchasing these crochet flowers here is the link to do so:  Crochet Flowers.    Just stroll down and you will see them packaged up and the instructions on how to get them for yourself!

My next card is similar to the one above but smaller.

Again, I cut the front shorter and added the elegant doily border, this time adding ribbon to the top.  Another die cut oval from Spellbinders.  Added small flowers and leaves and red gems.  The birthday stamp is from PSX.  My .50 cent buy!  Whoot!

Another card with one of those crochet flowers is next!

 As you can see I really went gun-ho on this one!  The CS of the flower is made from two die cuts (Spellbinder and Sizzix).  I then placed my crochet flower and added an old (very old) gold button which I cut off the back part so it would be flat.  I added a die cut leaf, from my poinsettia die cuts.  Oval die cut with birthday stamped (Verve).  There is Tule in the bg and the DP is from OTC.  

I hope you enjoyed today's devotional and cards.  As usual I love to hear from you so leave me a comment or a critic whichever suits your fancy.  If you haven't already joined my blog I would love it if you would!!  May God bless you all!  Jan


Winnie said...

Just lovely! I am holding on to my bluebird that you sent me as he is so cute I want to use him on a special card. Such lovely work, and you are right that the flowers are so pretty!

Sherry said...

love your cards, they are gorgeous!!! just a quick question about the tulle. does it come that way or did you cut it?

Emily Thubbron said...

Jan, these are fantastic. I love those flowers. Thanks for the uplifting words of encouragement. Love you girl,


Jan Leslie said...

Sherry, I bought the Tule like that. I thought I was getting lace and when I received it, I found it that wasn't so. But the Tule came like that. Thanks for your comments - I always love to hear from everyone!