I've been featued in the Bitter Sweet Zine Winter issue!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Technique, Color and Mud

So I'll start by sharing a bible verse with you today!

"Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil, Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;" Romans 12:9-10

I just had to share this verse with you today because I've been thinking about how we share God's love with one another lately. Let's see where do I start? I guess I've been thinking about this when one of my BFF's told me that her neighbor came to her house and told her that her and her family moving into the neighborhood was one of the worst things that could have possibly happened to this particular neighborhood...can you imagine having one of your neighbors come to your house and tell you this!!! I was shocked that anyone would have the audacity to step on your property and tell you such horrible things! (Don't worry Dana I think they are just jealous of you and your 5K kids!) How can someone treat another human being with such carelessness? It's just wrong...no matter who you are!

The other thing I've been thinking about is the way we treat our own family, especially the little ones. I sometimes wonder if I'm disciplining the kids properly, I know I'm their parent and I need to teach them to behave, but I sometimes wonder if I am too easily frustrated or angered. Am I treating them as I would treat say a friend or co-worker? In essence they are my co-workers...since I'm a stay at home mom! I think it's my responsibility to teach them how to treat others the way Jesus would want us to treat them and I need to start with me. I need to examine myself a bit more and see how I react in different situations and see if there is room for improvement (there's always room for improvement!) Anyways that's anough of my blubbering, just thought I would share with you the Bible verse that I have been pondering lately!

Now for my card!
So this is my card! It covers two challenges on Splitcoaststampers...yesterdays Technique lovers challenge 190 Stair Step Card and todays Color Chalenge 188 to use Pink Pirouette, basic Black and whisper white. I also took the oppertunity to make a card for my dear friend Danielle (hey Girl!) that had a birthday yesterday! Shame on me for not mailing her a birthday card! So I made her this one...I hope she likes it!

Here is a close up... can you see all that glitter? I love how sparkly it is! I don't know that the images coordinate the best, but I think it's cute! I like that they are both wearinf similar hats and they are color coordinated! LOL
Stamps: Older and Widser (retired SU!), Living Large (retired SU!)
Paper: Basic Black, shimmery white, retired designer paper
Ink: Stazon black, pink pirouette
Accessories: Aqua painter, re-inker, 1/16th hole punch, glitter, marvy scallop punch, ribbon, rectangle hole punch, scor-pal
And now...Let's get muddy!!!
Okay maybe not is...just my kids! So today was about 85 degrees and Davis has been begging me to make mud...so I decided that today was the day and boy oh boy did they make some mud! But Look how happy they are! I would let them do it all over again!!!

And Look at Mela all covered in Orange clay mud...isn't this the cutest picture? I just love the look on her fac and they way she was walking! She kept getting stuck to the gravel because she had so much mud on her shoes!

Ohh my sweet little Bella, no she didn't get muddy! I knew she would end up with mud in her mouth in a matter of seconds and I just wasn't prepared to handle that just yet! So we went down the slide many many many times over while the big kids got muddy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

May God Bless you today!



Anonymous said...

OOHHHH....SIL!! I hear ya, girlfriend!! Sarah spilled her WHOLE cup of water at dinner a couple of weeks ago, 1/2 on me and 1/2 on the floor, and the HORROR on her face as she looked at me.......I guess I've reacted negatively TOO many times.....but this time, I just smiled and said..."oh good, I needed to clean the floor anyway!! At least its not sticky!!" and the RELIEF I saw on her face made me realize how I get angry over little things and I'm trying NOT to do that anymore!!

HUGS to you!! great cards lately!!


PS GREECE??? Greece?? WOW!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Silvia! Your children are SO beautiful it took me a while to notice there was a CARD LOL! That card is adorable...I raelly need to try my hand at that stairstep technique. Your photos are awesome of the kids. They are SO beautiful even covered w/ mud! And that little one w/ those eyes...oh boy, look out world!

Deb said...

Love those sweet smiling faces! They were having some good old-fashioned fun! And I agree w/ the above post! Your card won't get as much attention, even as cute as it is, in comparison to these adorable kids!

Anonymous said...

I too can not believe what some people will say to others. That is so rude. I will truly pray for the family.
Your children are soooo cute. I love to see children having fun...and they are!
God Bless,