Saturday, May 21, 2011

Life is Fragile. Handle with Prayer

This card doesn’t look finished. What do you think needs to be removed or added?
I was really excited to see Splitcoast Stampers tutorial on making Paper buttons and just had to try making one. I have a Sizzix die Button #5 that makes four different sizes of buttons at one time, so yesterday I had a grand time filling up pill bottles with scrap paper buttons. I used the middle round size button to make the one on this card. I used Rangers Glossy Accents to make the clear coating on my buttons.
Stamps: Spoon (Posh), teacup (Auntie Amy), sentiment (A.J. Stamps),

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beautiful Savior

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ’s challenge this week was taken from the scripture found in Ecclesiastes 3:11a “God makes all things beautiful in its time.”
I have never felt that I was wrapped in a very attractive package. Even as a little girl, I was chunkier than most and felt ugly and unloved. But several years ago, I had an epiphany at a one of our church ladies’ retreats – God don’t make no junk! I went home and asked to meet God’s love – “If you are really out there God, then love me. Show me your love. Fill my heart with your love. I want to feel your pure love. I’ve got to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your love for me is real.”
Now I’ve heard that children often think the heavenly Father is just like their earthly father. Well, my earthly father failed at daddy-love. He had problems relating to his four kids. I don’t remember mercy or grace being part of his vocabulary either.
The day I prayed that prayer, it was answered. My great big daddy Lord grabbed my heart, snuggled me down in his lap, hugged me so tight and has never let go. He loves me unconditionally. Oh, jump for joy, my heavenly daddy has grace and mercy in abundance, too! He’s the lover of my soul. Nothing is more precious than my beautiful Savior. Right now I’ve got warm fuzzies wrapped around my heart and I celebrate life in His today. You come too!
Stamps: Background music (Posh), Scripture (Stampin’ Up), Daisies for U Girl (Stamp Affair), Pointing Hand (Stampcraft), Rose (Posh), Cherish Life word stamps (Nostalgiques).