I’m a designer for Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog, and our challenge for this week is dry embossing. Please head over and join the fun.
- For my dry embossing, I used a retired Stampin’ Up! embossing folder called Pretty Paisleys. This is one that I probably will never get rid of because I love the look of it on clean and simple cards.
- I love that the inside of the card says, “May All Your Chocolate Be Solid.” This was my warm up card for the Kate Spade style Bunny card I made last week.
- I’ve been asked what’s up with all these bunny cards and boxes? I just think they are cute and fun. Let me assure you that I am a Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart! If you want to know what I believe, please read the excerpt below that explains what we believe as Christians:
“Most Christians know that Easter is the most important day of the entire church year. Easter, of course, is the day Jesus rose from the dead. The Bible states that “(Jesus) was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification” (Romans 4:25).
On Good Friday Jesus died on the cross. His suffering and death and the shedding of His innocent blood was the PAYMENT for all our sins. Because Jesus made the payment on our behalf, for our sins, there is nothing more that we need to pay. There is nothing that we can pay. Jesus did it all for us.
On the third day Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection was God’s way of demonstrating that He had accepted the payment that Jesus made for us. In other words, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is our PROOF OF PURCHASE. Jesus redeemed (bought us back) from our sin, from death and from the power of the devil. Because of that payment that Jesus made for us, God has now “justified” us or declared us to be “not guilty”. We are forgiven. And that means we have the certainty of eternal life through Jesus. “Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
No wonder Easter means so much to the Christian. It is our day of victory. “Because I (Jesus) lives, you (we) also will live” (John 14:19).
On Easter we decorate our church with flowers, most of which are white (the Easter lily). White is the color of joy and holiness. Because Jesus died and rose again, all our sins are forgiven and, through faith in Him, we are cleansed and purified, of all sin.
Easter is also the symbol of new life from the dead. As believers in Jesus, we have a new life. It is the life we live by faith in Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. Each day of our lives, we want to live for Him to show our love and gratitude for all that He has done for us.
May our Easter celebration bring renewed joy, celebration and life through our risen and glorified Savior – JESUS CHRIST!”
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!