Monday, March 10, 2014

Resurrection Celebration

Yesterday the warmer weather arrived in the central part of the United States and with it, the promise that Spring is coming soon! Just last week we had record low temperatures, below 0 F. and most schools were closed. Yesterday the warmth prompted me to look for signs of bulbs coming up. What a blessing to see little sprouts of green!  The extreme cold has delayed their sprouting.

As new life arrives in my yard, I'm reminded of the new life we have in Jesus because he came to take our place in death, paying for our sins.  He rose from the dead to show us that we will have new life after death if we believe, receive His gift, and follow Him.  My heart is filled with overwhelming thankfulness when I think about the awesome gift of self-sacrifice that Christ made for me.  Here is my first card this year celebrating Easter.

This card is 6.5" x 5."  I was able to emboss the background with a new 5" x 7" embossing folder from Close To My Heart called "Quatrefoil." I'm so glad it's the larger size because I usually make larger cards. The purple sparkles are also from CTMH.  I used Spring colors: Sweet Leaf, Buttercup yellow, Spring Iris and Lilac. The stamp set, "The Lord Has Risen," is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I stamped it twice, colored it with Copic markers, fussy cut the images and layered them for a larger group. The ribbon from my stash has rows of sparkling threads.

Thank you for visiting today. May God bless you with His love and help you see the ways He's helping you and working in your life to draw you closer to Him!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Come and Get It - Ribbons and Bows
Crafting for All Seasons - Spring into Spring
Created with Love #77 - Think Spring
Glitter n Sparkle #75 - anything goes
Great Impressions March - Spring Celebrations
Lacy Sunshine #28 - Use Spring Colors
Pile It On #10 - Easter Joys
Stamp and Create March - Ready for Spring
Word Art Wednesday #122 - anything goes with uplifting sentiment or scripture


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Very spring and hope like. The mauves are so regal. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

~ Kendra ~ said...

Very pretty card! Love the floral image!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh this is so pretty. Love the flowers and the background. thanks for joining Created with love challenges this week.
Linda K. DT

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous Easter card, Vickie. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Vickie! GORGEOUS floral image and fabulous color scheme! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Barb said...

This is so bright and pretty, so spring like with your flowers. Thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge this week.

Rene said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Vic said...

a lovely easter card, with beautiful spring flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter and Sparkle this week! Vic, DT x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, sweet image coloured to perfection and perfect for our challenge at Crafting for all Season….good luck in the drawAnnie

KT Fit Kitty said...

Adorable card! So glad you joined our Anything Goes challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Wishing you the best of luck in our draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A very pretty Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS, and good luck.

Also on behalf of Come and Get it challenges, thanks for sharing your creation with us.

Cindy DT

Kerry Hocking said...

Adorable card fantastic colouring! Thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine Kerry DT xx

Kimberly Clark said...

Lovely image. Thanks for joining us at pile it on. Hope to see you back for this weeks challenge!! Kimberly. DT

Bianca said...

This is really a super cute and very spring like card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca