Easter Cross

Easter Cross

by Carrie Sunderlin My inspiration for the cross is that Mercy and Grace meet at the cross. Mercy is not getting what we deserve, whereas grace is the opposite. Grace gives us the things we don’t deserve. So through Jesus sacrifice we obtained mercy in that we deserved punishment for our sin, but Jesus was merciful and took our punishment for us. By doing that he gave us grace in that we don’t deserve salvation, blessings, health, provision, joy, and all the other inheritances of the promises of Abraham. But we receive them all through his atoning sacrifice. His sacrifice brought us so much more than just our entry into heaven, it freed us from the bondage of the law, it made us heirs with Christ so that all his riches become our riches. It was the great exchange: He became poor so that we could become rich, he bore our sickness and infirmities so that we could be healthy view website and strong, he bore our sin so we could shake it off, he knew shame so that we never have to be shameful again, he was a man of sorrows so that we could know his joy, he was despised and rejected by men so that we could be loved and accepted by the Father, he stepped down from his position in heaven so that we could gain entrance. Hallelujah!!! What a savior. I made this cross to be beautiful, because it is a symbol of the beauty of Jesus’ finished work. It’s a symbol of how much he loves us, and that is a beautiful thing....
Faithbooking Video Tutorial: Customized Faith Journal Binder

Faithbooking Video Tutorial: Customized Faith Journal Binder

Below is a video created by Tammy Bartlett.  In the video she shows how to customize and decorate the binder found in the Faith Journal kit.  If you don’t have the binder, don’t worry, this video is soo much more! Tammy will entertain you with her down to earth style while sharing tips and teaching techniques.  She will show you how to create: metal piece on binding flowers measuring tape bow flourishes and more… All the while sharing tips on best products to use for best results! I’m sure you will be blessed beyond measure as well when you view the video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0xYqJBY9ys&w=560&h=315] You can learn more about Tammy by visiting her blog-Beyond Measure.  She has more videos and of course her posts will bless and inspire you! Be sure to stop by and leave Tammy some blog comment love. Snapshots of finished binder: If you enjoyed the video, be sure to leave a comment below about what you enjoyed and what you would like to see more...
Who Do You Turn To?

Who Do You Turn To?

In times of trouble, times of joy, times of sadness, times of celebration who or what do you turn to?  This is rather timely as I’m currently working on my faith goal to lose weight while reading Made to Crave and yep, (sigh) in the times mentioned above, I turn to food. I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here.  This week’s hymn is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Helen Lemmel.  I love the chorus. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace. I’ve been singing it all week preparing for this challenge.  It has kind of been in the back of mind.  (nice and handy to refer to when needed)  So I thought it appropriate to make the chorus my background as well.  I actually created the wordart in a pink color, but as you can see it didn’t print pink.  So I adjusted the rest of project and went with it. I decided on Colossians 3:2-3 as the scripture I wanted to highlight. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3 Materials used: Paper from the Faith Goals collection Colossians 3:2-3 wordart I created Fleur De Lis Spellbinders dies ivory ribbon butterfly punch blue...
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here.  This week’s hymn is Amazing Grace by John Newton.  I love this quote by John, “My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior“. I tend to be more works-oriented.  I seem to think that if I just work harder, I’ll get whatever I am hoping to achieve.  Isn’t it wonderful to know that I don’t have to work to earn God’s love?  By His grace, I am saved! I am excited to use my Amazing Grace stamp set again.  I have seen the “G.R.A.C.E.” acronymn before and decided to create some wordart with it to add as my tag.  I also added the scripture verse to finish it off. Materials list: Amazing Grace stamp set by Heartfelt Creations Grace wordart Music vellum, wine cardstock, ivory paper dies: Spellbinders label 7, alphabet scallop tag punch gold cross brad gold...
Easy Handmade Gift Ideas

Easy Handmade Gift Ideas

If you are on the Archiver’s mailing list, then you have been receiving these ideas already.  If not, in a nutshell the various emails share several ways you can reuse what you already have on hand to create handmade gifts to give. Here are a few examples: Take a favorite layout, scan it, print out and frame.  (You can scan and print 12×12 at Archivers) Enlarge a photo and frame with a pre-done Prima frame. Scan your finished album pages. Resize to a smaller version(8×8 or 6×6), and create gift albums. Use photos from past year to create a calendar. Create quick wall art with 7 Gypsy trays. Use 4×6 ones and quickly add photos and you could be done. Or fill in spots with scraps and leftovers from previous projects. (similar to 1,2,3 faithbook method) Just a few ideas to create quick handmade gifts using items you already have in your scrapbook! Below is an example using the 7 Gypsy tray by Cathy Dippolito. You can learn more about Cathy by visiting her blog Scraps of...

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