воскресенье, 5 апреля 2015 г.

Spring is in the air

Hello, dear friends,

Almost all our family was sick and it took about four weeks for everyone to recover. I hope the sickness is not coming back. I am looking forward to warm days and more time outside.

Our Bibles study group finished studying the second part of the Motherwise materials focusing on the relationship with our husbands. Now we're embarking on discussing loving and disciplining our kids.I was inspired to dig into the first 4 chapters of the 1 Samuel trying to understand why Eli did not stop his sons from sinning. There's a powerful message from God in those passages. My main discoveries are - Samuel was devoted to serve the Lord from his mother's womb (his character contrasts that of Eli's sons) and Eli's ruin was due to his inability to discipline his children (He should have acted on his words).

I've made some spring cards. All stamps are Hero Arts. The bird is colored with Distress inks and water, popped up for dimension. I stamped it twice, so I would avoid cutting out the intricate feet. The tiny flowers from the Hero Arts' set Hexagons were both stamped on the branch and stamped on pattern paper and cut out to create some dimension. The centers are done with stickles.

My 5 y.o. son enjoys making these Easter basket(pocket) cards for friends from leftover pattern paper. The idea is from Pinterest.

Thank you for visiting! Maria

1 комментарий:

Jacqueline комментирует...

May your Easter be blessed, Maria! What a beautiful card and well done to your son. I am sure the warmer weather and Springtime will renew your strength!
Thank you for sharing. I believe that Samuel's sons, although less severe than those of Eli's were not God fearing either! Therefore Samuel could not transfer his role to his sons and the people asked for a King..

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