Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Trust in the Lord

I made this CAS card for today's CPC Fun of Friday challenge to use butterflies and flowers on a card...I added the shimmery tulle on the side so that I could play along with the Bloggers Challenge today too (finally)!  I just bought this yummy K & Co paper and Prima Flowers butterflies so they were begging to be used.  I die cut the center of the patterned paper so that the verse would be framed by it.  Thanks for looking and your comments are always appreciated!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Washed with the Water

This week’s challenge was prompted from this passage in Hebrews 10:19-25

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

There is a song by this title also and the chorus really seemed fitting here:

Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

I picked this verse weeks ago to go along with the bleach brush technique that I wanted to give a try. Wouldn’t you know that as the time drew closer, this would really apply to me?! I have been going through a fiery trial in the last week or so that has shaken me and caused me to take a deep, hard look at my faith. I am SO thankful for God’s word, for the finished work of the cross and for the Holy Spirit how ministers to me in time of need. This week’s challenge was right on time for ME…and I pray that you will be blessed in it too.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ta-Dah!

I have looked at this stamp for the longest time over at MFT, and finally just bought it.  I don't have any girls and have no idea what I will use this card for...and that's kinda' the point.  Sometimes crafting is just for enjoyment...I know shocking right?  This silly little mouse in a tu-tu just makes me smile every single time I look at it.  Maybe it's just the little girl inside of me that wanted to be a pretty dancer...or just memories of all the adorable little girls on the block at Ft Benning always playing dress up in their princess costumes. Whatever the reason, I just enjoy this image and this was a fun card to make.  Last week was a bit of a bummer for me, so I am just thanking God for a beautiful day here inside and out...
Proverbs 17:22   
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you like it to!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Straight Path

This is the card I made for today's Clean and Simple Saturday challenge for CPC.  Anyone can play along and post here.  The idea is to use straight lines on your card in any creative way you chose.  I used my MS score board to create the raised embossing to frame my focal point.  I used Proverbs 3:5-8 as the verse that inspired me for today.  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mr Fix It

This is my sneak peek for the May Design Team Delights Gallery at Christian Paper Crafts that goes live on the 15th for the King's Daughter and Super Sister subscribers.  I made this for Chip who can fix just about anything.  He is one handy man and I am so grateful for him...esp since he doesn't try to fix me!  He is a keeper, and I am very blessed to have him as my husband.  I used the tried and true Tool Time stamp set and metallic paper for this card...adding a little man candy to dress it up along the way.  Thanks for stopping by and I pray that you are thankful for your husband...even if he doesn't like tools ;0)! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A few of my favorite things....


CPC is still celebrating and having prizes to boot, so this is a card I made for sketch Tuesday.  I just love embossing, ribbon and learning new cool techniques.  I got to do all of that on this card, so it was a fun one for me.  I like not having a sentiment on the front sometimes so that you can have a go to card if you need it kwim?  Any-hoo, if you like this cool flower here is a link to the video tutorial for it by Becca Feekin.  Of course her finished card is way better, but I am just happy that I got the flower to come out right!! Thanks for stopping by and hope to be posting more regularly now!  In His grace--Marsha


Monday, May 2, 2011

It's A Birthday Celebration!

We are celebrating the 2nd birthday of Christian Paper Crafts web site and community for the next few days.  This site was launched by Cindy Coutts and has taken off rapidly.  It is a vibrant and growing community of Christians and crafters.  I have been participating there for much of that time and recently was added as a permanent member of the design team, which has some super talented and sweet ladies on it, it is an honor to serve with them.  I will be hosting the Clean and Simple Saturday challenges starting this week.  We strive as a group to honor God in all that we create and share in community there.  The membership with full access to the design team gallery and all of the chat threads is a paid one, but the creative blog is free and offers up different daily card challenges...with special events and prizes the next few days in particular.  I hope that you will come check us out this week here.   Hope you can stop by and play sometime, but thanks for taking the time to look at my card.