Hi there friends!!
Before I get going, I wanted to pop on and chat. I had big plans for this week to share all kinds of things and then I got sick. My family is pretty good at sharing. Thankfully we are off school, but I've had no energy. What I have had it put into getting ready for our Easter weekend.
I am feeling better and hoping to spend some time in the craft room, but just didn't get to finish up the Easter projects I wanted to do.
Today is Faith Friday here on the blog, and I'm here to say I love this new feature!! It's really getting me thinking and reading and growing. YAY!
It's also Good Friday and a wonderful season to be celebrating!! I love Easter.
So, I do not have a video or anything extra to share with you. I guess I will share some photos of the cards I created from the Created to Create Stamp set. I had these on my mind the whole time I was wanting to order them.
I based them off the cover of the devotional that came with the kit. I loved the look of it and wanted to re create it for cards.
I started by stamping out all of the images. I just placed them on a clear block and repeated stamping them, turning the block. Then I added some quick color to them with my Copics. I added the super thin Washi tape from CTMH and then added the sentiment. I also added a heart to the sentiment as well.
I also stamped the Pray. Color. Repeat. sentiment on the backs of all the cards.
This will be going to my Stamp Club ladies this week at club.
I was trying to share all their cards on YouTube as well, but I haven't been there the last couple times to gather up cards!!
I did want to share something that has been on my heart and mind for quite some time. And I feel like discovering the craft of Bible Journaling has brought this to the forefront again.
One of my struggles has been with how I spend my time. And how I think my time should be spent. I wasted a lot of time doing things because I felt like that is what I should be doing, rather than doing it for the right reasons. I'm not nailing down any one subject here, but in a very broad term. Mainly that I've felt selfish or guilty because I wanted to spend more time in the craft room. Or I wanted to spend more time just hanging out and watching movies with my family. Small things like that. And guilt pops in and says you should be cleaning. You should be helping so and so. Or if you have time to do that, you should have signed up to help with blah, blah, blah... Those kind of things.
I feel that I've grown in that area, and came to realize that I need to cut out that feeling of guilt. I've changed a lot of what I'm doing in life, and changed how I spend my time. More importantly, how I FEEL about how I spend my time. I'm not longer worried that I said no to helping anyone, because I wanted to go home and watch Netflix. Or whatever. I'm just giving a hypothetical answer. Ok?
I have to say that this little Created to Create Kit has been a blessing to me. I feel like I was created this way, with purpose to be creative. Those were the talents God gave me. And for a reason. I am getting to share His Word with you through my creative talents. And I can enjoy the process without the guilt. I have a hard time believing that God would give me this passion for the craft only to make me feel guilty for using it.
I look forward to finding something new to share with you, because it's challenging me to dig deeper as well. And in the end, I get to satisfy my need for creativity.
I hope you enjoyed this week's chat!! I can't wait to celebrate the Easter weekend with my family.
And I will talk to you again soon!