God bless you! This is indeed a blessed time of year, as we remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross at Calvary, and celebrate his triumphant victory over death! We're so glad you've stopped by!
You should have arrived here from Paola's blog, That's Amore. If not, please start at the beginning at Heather's blog, Heather's Coffee Break for lots of inspiration.
Our purpose these 3 days is to draw the attention back to Jesus Christ, just as we did with our Christmas version of "Jesus Is The Reason" hop. In the United States especially, Easter has become about mythical bunnies, candy and hunting for colored eggs. While they amuse us, these things distract us from the real cause for celebration: the most amazing event in history - the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. When Christ was scourged, beaten, tormented, spit upon, ridiculed, mocked, nailed to the cross and forced to bear a crown of thorns (Mark 10:34; Luke 23), it was the greatest act of love (John 3:16) the world has ever known. He didn't deserve any of it - He came into this world without sin. But for our sake, because He loves us, He took on our sins and became sin (2Corinthians 5:21; 1Peter 2:22, 24). He gave Himself as the final, substitutive sacrifice, thereby paying our sin debt in full and proclaiming, "It is finished." (John 19:30) Three days later, after being buried in a tomb, He rose from the dead and walked this earth again (Luke 24; Acts 10:40) before ascending to Heaven (1Thessalonians 1:10) to sit at the Father's right hand (Hebrews 12:2). In light of the true meaning of Easter, we friends of faith have gathered together to celebrate and share the Good News.
We invite you to join us:
Heather - Heather's Coffee Break Kelly - Sandcastle Stamper Maria - Joyful Stamper
Sammi - Stuff by Sammi
Lorie - The Thinkin' Spot
Stacy - Impressions of a Ribbon Addict
Kadie - In My Minds Eye
Carolyn - Kirei na Kami
Paola - That's Amore!
Linda - The Stamper's Touch
Susan - Pink Flannel Pajamas Karen - KR B's Korner
Catherine - Paper Addict Catherine
While we cannot even begin to reciprocate the Lord's gift to us, there is "blog candy" on some of the hop stops as a token of appreciation for your comments and encouragement. We also invite you to celebrate the real "Reason for the Season" by posting your own creation celebrating Christ's Resurrection. There is a place to link on Catherine's blog, and a prize is up for grabs for one randomly selected card/project. Now I am truly blessed to be a design team member for two wonderful Christian based stamp companies, so I wanted to create two cards using their images. First is Fresh Brewed Designs. This digital image is called Be Still Easter Egg. Colors include Perfect plum, Pale plum, White and Basic Grey's Kioshi paper. The next company I want to share is Clear Dollar Stamps. And the image I used here is the pre-colored digital Floral Cross. This image is part of a set with 3 images, 3 sentiments, and 7 digital papers. Now the colors here are Certainly celery, Bliss blue, White, and Basic Grey's Euphoria line. I had gotten the green meshy ribbon at the scrap book store and finally putting it to some use.
Now God bless! Hope you enjoy the hop! Your next stop for some love and inspiration will be Susan's blog, Pink Flannel Pajamas.