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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Creative Thursday ~ Mixed Alpha Sketch at SOS

Always love a sketch - especially a sketch by Rochelle Spears at Scrap Our Stash!
We got to use Rochelle's sketch and tried to use up some {mixed}alphas. Not only was my title using up some bits and pieces of orange alphas, but my two tiny chevron in the lower right are actually upside-down "v's" - which I'm guessing is how the whole chevron trend started. :)

McKenna's CYO Basketball by Lindsey Krauss.
Paper: Flair Designs, WUBE; Letters: Doodlebug Design, Inc., Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp; Felt: Fancy Pants, Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft; Rub-ons: Sassafrass Lass, K&Company, DCWV, Marcella by K; Sticker: My Mind's Eye; 
See more layouts by the design team from this sketch:

to be continued...

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Creative Thursday ~ Kraft at SoS

So Scrap Our Stash is back up and better then ever! It's been one of my favorite ideas in scrapbooking, as I have been on almost a complete no-buy for years now. I'm not in this to be famous, I'm in this because it's my preferred art and it will hopefully preserve a few memories. And I certainly have enough stuff already to work with!

So our first challenge was to use 50% kraft and 3+ metal. You know when I hear a challenge like this, I tend to go a little overboard. :) So my layout is about 95% kraft and 5 metal. When I hear kraft, it's more about the raw color to me. So I started by gathering every single kraft item I could find. I wanted to use some naked laser chipboard pieces, but it didn't work this time.
Click for kraft it up label on SOS
Click for my layout on SOS

There is no ink on this layout and the only patterned paper is the outside frame, which I added because the page was a little too boring without it. The brown you see is all rub-on or transparency. Remember those old Heidi Swapp letters? Still love those after all these years... I had actually forgotten the metal, so gathered a few bronze brads and scattered those around. I actually really liked the way this one turned out, and that makes for 4 out of 4 of my last pages monochromatic. Not trying to, I just prefer it right now.

Anyhow, onto the good stuff.

Not Yet Glasses by Lindsey Krauss. Supplies: Paper: Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, Graphic 45, Letters: Vivamerica, Corrugated shapes: Jillibean Soup, Chipboard: Junkitz, other, Rub-on: Scrap Within Reach, Frame, Transparency: My Mind's Eye, Brads: Making Memories, Letters: Heidi Swapp.

Where can I go from your Spirit?... All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139

Monday, March 04, 2013

Musical Monday ~ You Are by Colton Dixon

So much to praise God for!

Wait - I haven't posted this song yet? I have a million times in my head.
My new turn-it-up-so-loud-and-sing-even-louder-in-the-car song.
Way to go, Colton.

He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen ... Deuteronomy 10:21 .

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Scripture Sunday ~ 1 Corinthians

Quite some time ago, Pastor Jarrod spoke on 1 Corinthians. We all know it, or at least have heard it, but this time it hit me with a new, quiet awakening. I'll jot down my notes and then at the end, I'll jot down my conclusion.

Sermon Notes: "Family Glue" (click the link, go to Nov. 18 to download the podcast.)

     The only hope for a family to survive and thrive through any relational challenge, sudden trauma, and/or chronic pain is through unconditional love. 1 Cor. 13:4-7
                                   agape = sacrificial love

Piece #2 (in the Under Construction, Piecing Together a Healthy Family series):
unconditional love

"patience" long-tempered
"kindness" patience in public/in action, useful
"does not envy/jealous" James 4:2
"is not arrogant"
** "is not rude" give vent to feelings, no restraint, family bully ---> love is sensitive to other
** "does not insist on its own way" gives, serves, John 3:16, doesn't pout Phil 2:2-3
** "is not irritable" (no provoked)
"is not resentful" does not keep a record of wrongs
forgives and lets go
"does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the Truth"
elephant in the room
never compromises

"love bears" covering, concealing, protecting, supports, believes faithfulness, trustworthy
no giving up, hopes, choose to believe, joy, optimism, confidence

A wrong done against love is like a spark quenched in the ocean. -Chrysotom  

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

19 We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19

My conclusion:


You can substitute "God" in every place that "Love" is written in 1 Corinthians. 

God is patient and kind
God does not envy or boast.
God is not arrogant or rude.
God does not insist on His own way. (I'm thinking human will.)
God is not irritable or resentful. (Sad at sin, maybe, but not these things.)
God does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but God rejoiced in the Truth.
God bears all things, God believes all things, God hopes all things, God endures all things.

Love that.