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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday's Teacher

Hi all, I'm back and hopefully in full swing...we will see how I'm feeling tomorrow! My arm is still acting up, the pain isn't as bad as it was when I first got on the meds, but still not all the way better! I will be calling the Docs in the AM to see what he says! And now without firther adieu...here is the Bible verse for today!
"For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said 'For we are also His offspring.' Therefore, since we are the offsprings of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and mans vision." Acts 17:28-29

Wow, these are some powerful words! I know that without God I am nothing...we had a guest preacher at church this weekend and he said that some people view the institution of religion as a crutch because they can't get through the day on their own, they are weak and not strong to go on without some thought of there being a higher power...I know I can't make iton my own, and if it's weakness I'm showing by believing in the creator of the universe then I don't want to be strong! I know in my heart that God is the reason I'm alive today, he is the reason for the things I have and there is no such thing as coincidence. I know that God meant for my husband and I to meet, otherwise He would not of orchastrated the elaborate circumstance in which we met. I know we are meant to have 3 children (which I sometimes, will admit, can not handle) but I know they are the children God has loaned me, children he has entrusted to me so that I can teach them HIS vision of how life should be, HIS ways to live life and not the ways of man!

The art of living is living through someone elses eyes, the art of living in loving someone more that yourself, the art of living is knowing that you are who you are because God has put circumstances before you to mold you into the person he needs you to be! We are shaped by God so that we can do HIS work. I love the Lord and am so thankful that long ago he thought of me! Have you given your hart to God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit so that they can work in your heart to make the world HIS? Jesus loves you and yearns to have you close to Him. He wants you to trust in Him, He wants you to share your weakness with Him so that he may strengthen you and make you a better person for His kingdom. Are you listening to WIIFM? What's in it for me? Or are you in it for the right reasons? To further His kingdom? (these are my thoughts, they are not meant to offend anyone or belittle what anyone believes, I am not a theologian...just my thought!)

Tuesday's Tutorial

Clear Box Tutorial:
Supplies needed for this project:
-Scor-Pal or other scoring tool, I also used my scor-mat so that I wouldn't have to put my beloved scor-pal away while i finished my projects!
-Stamps (here I used Endless Arrangements by Little Paper Shop)
-Paper: Papaya (Designer paper by Stampin' Up!)
-Ribbon (Here I used Twill Chocolate chip ribbon by Stampin' Up!)
-Eyelets- Here I used basic assortment by Stampin' Up!
- Scallop border punch by Stampin' Up!
-Strong adhesive...dry and wet (I used Mono Multi for the little strip)

This is the piece of designer paper (Here I'm Usinf Papaya by Stampin' Up!) And I have cut it to 7 inches long by 4 5/8 inches wide. YOu are simply going to score it at 3 and 4 inches...this will make a 1 inch channel that will fit perfectly inside the clear box!
you will now take the 1 inch strips of Chocolate Chip cardstock and scallop them using the scallop border punch by Stampin' Up!

Be sure to have the little strip that is left at the end...this will add a nice decorative strip...let's recycle today!

Once I have attached the scalloped edge and little border to my designer paper I am adding adhesive to the center of pretty paper (Between the score marks) So this way it will stay in place in the box...I also added a touch of adhesive to the from of the brown strips, also to hold it a little better!

Here is a picture of the clear box after I inserted the decorated designer paper, well slightly decorated anyways!

Here is the finished card...I used a set by Little Paper Shop. The set is called Endless Arrangements and can be purchased here. I really like this set...not only for the fab flowers and the many combinations you can do with them, but also for the awesome sentiments! I really like the simplicity of this card and the added touch that the scallop border punch adds!
This is a close up of the side of the box, I simply attached the ribbon using some eyelets and then threaded the ribbon through the hole and tied a knot...easy as pie!
And here is a photo of the box and the card sets...there are 6 cards and envelopes total...some card bases are tengerine tango and the others are kiwi miss.
Made the tag at the same time as the card...using the same colors and almost the same stamps!
I hope ou have enjoyed this project. It really is fun and simple!
The little Paper Shop Blog is having a little blog challenge Here . What can you make with clear products...play along it's fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'


Carin said...

Enjoy your blog & love that you speak from your heart! It may be true that "religion" is used as a crutch, but I think that "religion" is used more as an excuse... an excuse to only follow the traditions of religion & not really get to what God wants us to be for Him... to live a life surrendered to Him. When I read your post this verse came to mind: II Cor. 12:10 -- "So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength). (Amplified translation)

Sorry for the sermon, just sharing my thoughts & want you to know how much I appreciate your "Tuesdays".

Julia said...

This is great Silvia! Love it!