Hello everyone! Happy Easter!!!
I'm excited today not only because it's Easter and we have so much to thank the Lord for.... but also because I have been asked to join the Design Team over at Stampin Sisters in Christ! I'm so honored and humbled to have been asked, and I love having the opportunity to represent my Savior with such a great group of Christian women! Thanks to all the Stampin Sisters for inviting me!
Our hostess this week is Kathy, and she chose the verse John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." What a perfect verse for Easter Sunday! Kathy's challenge to us is to use the word LOVE somewhere on your card or project, or something that symbolizes love to you.
When I think of LOVE... pure unconditional love, I think of the love that God has for us! 1 Jn. 4:10 says "This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." John 15:13 says "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." The love that God has for us originated from Him... not because we loved Him, but because He first loved us and gave himself for us! On this Easter Sunday... it's the perfect time to remember that that love took Jesus to the cross to die a most painful death, but He did not stay there! He conquered death when He arose from the grave, and because of that we who know Him as our Savior have the assurance that we too will live with Him in heaven! I have many people in this world who love me, and whom I love... but none can match the love of God for each and every one of us! I hope that is your joy and song today!
For my card today, I made a 5 x 5" easel card. Here is the recipe:
Card Stock: Bazzill Base, Papertrey Vintage Cream
Accessories : Spellbinder's Cross, Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Organic Flourish Edge folder, Spellbinder's Fancy Tags, Spellbinder's Tag Trio, Sewing Machine, Cotton lace sewn into a flower, Ribbon, Pearls, Shimmery flowers, Prima , Adirondak Latte ink
Our Sponsor this week is Inktegrity - Digital Stamps by Joni. Joni is donating a $10.00 Gift Certificate to one blessed winner this week! Thank you Joni for your generosity!
To be entered in the drawing, your card must be linked to Mr. Linky by 11:50PM PDT (GMT-8) Saturday April 10th. The winner will be chosen by random and will be announced on Tues. April 13th.
Please be sure to make the link direct to your project, not just your blog or gallery, and please place a link to Stampin Sisters in Christ in your post! I can't wait to see your creations!
I also just wanted to show you a little project I made for my Grand kids for Easter, as I am blessed to be able to be with them today! This is a cute little gift set with all the fixins for Easter Smores in a jar. I had seen this last year and if anyone can tell me where it originated I'd love to give proper credit, but I adjusted it a bit and to decorate the recipe card and top of the jar lid, I used Layers Of Color Art Stamps Rise & Shine Set and colored them with SU! Chalks, blending with a waterbrush. I love how the Chalks give such a soft feel to these little chicks. I hope the kids will enjoy making these yummy Smores!
Have a Blessed Easter and thanks for stopping by!