Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ODBDSLC198 Easter cross


Today's cross is from Our Daily Bread Designs as is the sentiment. I used some pretty metalic copper paper and also embossed with copper embossing powder on the cross and sentiment. The card base was put through a cuttlebug folder. I added the flowers and pearls. The cross says it all for me for Easter. It instantly reminds me of all the love Christ has for me, all so I can be redeemed from my sins. It sets me free of the bondage that sin has on our lives and as one contemporary song states, "The cross was enough, the cross was enough." The cross stamp is an old favorite of mine from Our Daily Bread Designs. The sentiment is also a ODBD.


Embossed Cross


As I survey the wonderful cross, on which the Prince of Glory died, My richest gain, I count but lost,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

This cross is a stamp from Inkadinkado. How blessed we are that there are companies out there who design beautiful Christian symbols.  Thanks, Inkadinkado, Stampablities, Our Daily Bread Designs, Verve, Eureka, and Sweet and Sassy Stamps. These companies have created some of my favorite crosses and scripture stamps I have in my collection.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lead me to the Cross


A few lovely lyrics of a beautiful song "Lead me to the Cross" remind me of the love that is represented by the cross:

Lead me to the Cross, where your love poured out.
Rid me of myself, I belong to You.

I inked this embossing folder with rose bud Memento ink and then put  pink pirouette paper into the folder (Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin) I used a cross diecut from Our Daily Bread, smaller cross from Verve, and the flourish is from MFT.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday cross


Today is Palm Sunday, and I attended worship at the Hub today at my church. I decided to just stamp branches of leaves all over my card in the shape of a cross and place my Darice cross embossing folder over the stamped portion and emboss the words that are in the shape of a cross. They I rubbed a small black ink pad over the embossed area. This was the results and I really liked the way it turned out.

Easter cross

This week I play\n to make cards with my entire cross stamp collection. I decided this would be a way to share my great love for my Lord and the amazing thing He did going to the cross to die for my sins. Be sure to come by all week to see what I have posted. I hope you are reminded of God's great love for you every time you see a cross. These azaleas are from the new Power Poppy Azalea set that just became available this month. My azaleas in my yard are about bloomed out, but I think these will help me enjoy azaleas all year long.  I colored them with copic makers. The cross is embossed with a Darice embossing folder and the background doily is a Spellbinder diecut.

ODBDSLC197

This week's ODBSLC challenge was to use water or rain. I used watercolors for this powerful image of Christ. It is from a wonderful set from Our Daily Bread.  This is the entry into Holy Week. I hope to make all my cards this week using many of my crosses and images of Christ and scriptures as my expression of love for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I started this week at the Hub, a service at my church, had communion and worshiped my Lord waving palms and laying them done by His cross. Although many of the other services this week will be much more emotional, I will honor Him and worship Him in each and every one. May this be a week of reflection of your love for the one who paid it all.

Friday, April 11, 2014

CFC130

Here's my Veggies for the Crazy for Challenges for this week. I used a Flourish set by Marcella Hawley and a basket weave embossing folder by Darice. I rubbed a tan ink pad over the embossing to give it this look.