Vickie O'Dell at Heartful Stamper:
Monday, April 24, 2017
Vickie O'Dell at Heartful Stamper:
Sunday, April 16, 2017
For this next challenge, our third, or MSFC#3, use something that moves or travels or is related to travel; a car, bus, plane, balloon, map, spaceship, globe...anything related to travel.
We have a nice travel-related prize of a custom string art piece for one randomly selected entrant for this challenge. Due to postal costs, U.S. domestic only, although we welcome entries from any country, anywhere.
Now for the devotional...
All you need to do now is posts your creation using the InLinkz tool below. Thank you for stopping by and may you walk with God this day.
One randomly selected winner who resides in the U.S. will be entered to win a custom string art piece from Nurturing Naomi. Selected the state you live in and your hometown and she can create a piece for you similar to the example below for Iowa.
Monday, April 10, 2017
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We'd like to call out:
Angela, at Just Monkeying Around. That little pig looks so sweet in his tub of flowers!
Candace at Creative Candace added a lovely crocheted flower and talked just a little bit about challenges she has faced in her life. She has had several but always clings to the hope and promise of Jesus Christ!
Sunday, April 2, 2017
This week's challenge is to make an Easter card, layout or altered art/mixed media piece.
Easter...a little early for that, isn't that in two weeks? Yes, you'd be right, but we wanted to put that out as a challenge so you could create something and have time to mail it if is a card, or have it ready for photos if it is a scrapbook page.
Easter, or the celebration of what it means, is for me a year-round event. The gift Jesus gave to me, paying for my sins on the cross, has an impact on my life every day.
There are certain songs that bring me to tears whenever we sing them in church. I visited my daughter in Los Angeles last week, my first visit to her in three years since she moved there. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend church with her (Reality in Hollywood) and there we sang "Stronger" by Hillsong. Here are the lyrics:
I generally lose it by the time we get to the chorus, "you have saved me..." Those people who cry at church? Yup, that's me and every tear is genuine. I am overwhelmed at the realization that the God of the universe loved me enough to take my sins upon him and pay them on the cross. Me, a sinner. I have nothing to bring on my own. No amount of good deeds, good thoughts, church attendance, family background, nothing can erase the fact that I am a sinner and all those efforts are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) compared to the perfection and wonder of God himself.
You can read the resurrection story for yourself in Luke 24, John 20 or Matthew 28, to name a few places. But if you accept the fact that you are a sinner, that only Jesus' death and resurrection can save you, then you can celebrate that story in your life every day. Such good news! That's why we are here, to share the good news of what Jesus has done in our own lives and to spread that good news to others.
My words feel so inadequate to describe the joy that fills my heart when I think of Jesus. I guess the only way to truly understand is to invite Him into your own heart, to have your own story of redemption, to have your own soul filled with the joy that only Jesus can provide. We hope you do. And we hope you join us in sharing your own Easter creations. We will enjoy seeing them pop up on this blog. Thank you and God bless.
Please use the InLinkz tool to add your own creations below, card, scrapbook layout, altered art,/mixed media, or bible journaling.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Again, this week's challenge: use any shade of yellow.
Monday, February 20, 2017
If you would like to be considered, please look at the following and then send a note.
- We are looking for stampers who have placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
- Creative crafters from any continent welcome.
- You must have an active blog.
- Make (on average) two projects every month (some months might have five Sundays).
- Alternate with the other design team members to host a challenge, i.e. decide on a bible verse, song, etc. and link a challenge to that verse (use the color blue, use a square, etc.)
- Be able to comment on a share of our participants using a rota system.
- Help pick the top three designs from among submitted entries.
- We would like a commitment of at least six months.
- A little bit about yourself and your faith commitment.
- The link to your blog.
- Any design teams in your past or current teams.
- If you haven't been on a design team before, we still would love to hear from you.
- A link to your blog or other social media site that you post your projects on.
Looking forward to hearing from you and having you play along!