Saturday, May 2, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
So many times I have felt the Lord lifting me as I struggled with health, anxiety, and all of life's challenges. I'm learning more and more to wait...to wait upon the Lord.
Card info: CS: More Mustard (Stampin' Up), Stamps: On Eagles' Wings (Our Daily Bread) Sun=2006 Stampin' Up flower, Ink: More Mustard, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)Eagle and verse embossed w/black emb. powder (Stampin' Up) verse on transparency, plaid ribbon (Princo) brads (Queen & Co.)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Over a year ago, I began collecting Fenton Art Glass. Fenton is one of only 3 companies started in the US (1905) that is still in production. I have bought them online from the company, at garage and estate sales, and on E-bay. To me they are works of art because of the beauty of the shapes, colors, and hand-painting. I purchased this vase online from the company recently. I liked the color (aubergine which is becoming a favorite), the hand-painted grapes, the shape (melon)and the fact it is signed by the artist and one of the owners of the company which adds to its value. Also, it was on sale, a benefit as I hope my collection will increase in value over the years. My collection also includes fairy lights, epergnes, perfume bottles, rose bowls, baskets, candlesticks, nappies, pitchers, animals, and compotes. On my dream list is to find some of the early carnival glass and other glassware at garage sales for bargain prices. In addition to appreciating the beauty, I also use the pieces for serving, as candle holders, and for flower bouquets.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Did you know this about St. Patrick? From Wiki: As one of the earliest Christian missionaries traveling abroad to spread the Christian faith, Saint Patrick is important because he serves as a testament to the overall missionary legacy of the Church. His example afforded later Christian missionaries the opportunity to assess the best methods to employ when confronting pagan groups abroad. Perhaps the most significant aspect of Saint Patrick’s missionary efforts in Ireland was that he transcended the boundary between Church hierarchy and prominent Church Fathers in terms of the viability of missionary pursuits. Saint Patrick proved that any Christian could live out the Scriptural commandment to spread the word of God while “exalting and confessing his wonders before all the nations that are under the heavens.” Patrick’s example would inspire later missionaries to undertake great missions to evangelize abroad in later years.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
About this card: My newest Stampin' Up stamp: Music Expressions. Also Stampin' Up: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy ink, BB watercolor crayon, Vintage Brads, Lg oval punch and silver embossing powder. Other: Hygloss Metallic Foil Paper, Fiskars corner punch, Cuttlebug,
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This is one of 2 indoor plants that is blooming now. It is a violet that I repotted a long time ago and is just now showing off the stored energy gleaned from its new home. Flowers are my favorite "thing" that God created. Where else can you find such beauty, color, smell, variety, and goodness. Pansies are my favorite. You just can't look a pansy in the face and not smile. I have too many houseplants now, but I can't bring myself to throw them out or give them to someone. Maybe some of them won't be brought in after this summer's outing.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Lent is a time before the Easter celebration when Christians reflect on what it means that Jesus Christ died for our sins. I am, and always will be, amazed that God Himself took the punishment for my sins and the sins of the whole world. To accept that is to know God's love and grace here and now and to know that eternal life will culminate in being in God's presence forever. I am so grateful!
This is a card I made for the Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (BVC09) The stamp is from Path of Life by Our Daily Bread. It's a reminder to me of the path I have chosen to follow.