Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Life for a Happy Easter!

My spring flowers, bushes, and fruit trees are in bloom with these colors! It's so uplifting to see them come to life after a barren, colorless winter! My card uses Graphic45 paper and unknown ribbon and flowers from my stash.

Today I'm celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people are focusing on bunnies, chicks, Easter eggs, and family dinners. My view of eggs and chicks are that they represent new life and the new life we receive by placing our faith in Jesus Christ, making Him the Lord of our life. In the Old Testament of the Bible, something had to die to take the punishment for one's sin, a sheep, goat, or cow. When Christ, God in flesh like us, came to earth as the sinless Savior, his plan was to die in our place as the perfect, once-for-all sacrifice. What's more amazing was that He didn't remain dead, but rose again after three days to show us that as believers in His death, we, too, can have new life both on earth and after death in heaven with Him. I hope and pray that you have received the gift of new life by believing in Christ's death on the cross for you. I also hope you've found that close relationship with Him, letting Him direct your life through His Word and His Spirit. If you haven't yet, I hope you'll check out this information for a better understanding.

May God bless and keep you as you celebrate Easter!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
All Sorts week 305 - Easter
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday #44 - Easter
Luna Girl Moonbeams Creative Challenge - spring chickens
Polka Doodles - use a die (Spellbinders scalloped rectangle)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #115 - things with wings
Word Art Wednesday #177 - anything uplifting


Sudha said...

Pretty cheerful creation. I love this.


Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Vickie. Happy Easter.

Karen Lunagirl said...

Such a beautiful Easter card. I love the soft vintage look and the colors ~ yellow and lavender and blue and green, just perfect for Springtime! Thanks so much for sharing this in my Spring Chickens challenge at! ~ Karen

Milka said...

Pretty card. :-D
Thank you for joining us in Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
Milka DT

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the vintage topper. Thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Vickie! Thanks so much for sharing with us. It always means so much to me.
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Teresa said...

Gorgeous card and lovely papers that you used for it. Thank you for sharing it with all of us on the RRR Challenge for this month :)

Michele said...

this is gorgeous! thank you for playing along with us at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele on the DT

Helene E said...

This is a wonderful project! Thank you so much for entering our Easter challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

chanya13 said...

Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Challenge. Agnieszka DT

Karen Letchworth said...

How pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you will join us again, and don't forget to check out ALL the fabulous ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
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Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Kelly Deal said...

Oh I love this Vickie! Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Jenn Cochran said...

I just love your beautiful project. Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with RRR! Hope to see you again soon!