Friday, April 11, 2014

Bless Your Heart

I recently picked up a couple of new (to me) 6x6 paper pads from Crate Paper (GORGEOUS) and the brand new Stitched Butterflies Dies from Lil' Inker (ADORABLE)!

Challenge #7 at The Card Concept is to use a butterfly, so it's the perfect opportunity to put a couple of those new dies to use! And I also used this fabulous sketch from Seize The Sketch #17:

Here's my creation:

I layered the two smallest stitched butterflies and then looped some button twine around them (just like you'd loop your twine through a tag)! I LOVE how that worked out---and so simple too! The sentiment is from Heart Squared by Papertrey Ink. It's extra special to me because my grandma says it all the time! I am definitely going to make her a set of notecards using this sentiment----she will get a total kick out of that for sure!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Stamps: Heart Squared (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Black, Cream (DeNami Design)
Patterned Paper: Maggie Holmes 6x6 Pad (Crate Paper), Style Board 6x6 Pad (Crate Paper), Bitty Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker)
Button Twine: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesives: Tape Runner and Foam Tabs (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)


cm said...

Lisa, what gorgeous cards you create, which I've discovered in coming over to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Your butterflies are fueling my obsession; I'll be adding them to my wish list! Your showcase of them here (love the twine - such a special touch), with the patterned papers is nothing short of gorgeous! Wow, wow and wow!! The sentiment - my grandma used to say that too! Your grandma will be thrilled when you present her with a special set of notecards!

Lisa Elton said...

Awww what sweet colors Lisa, this is just darling!

joy said...

Hi, Lisa! I just love the patterned papers you have chosen for this card - the colors are so soft and pleasing. Will have to remember that little twine trick for butterflies in the future.

My oldest son lives in Parker CO; not quite in the mountains, but I have been on weekend trips with them into those majestic hills!! I love Colorado!

Sheila H said...

Your DP is so pretty and so is your layered butterfly. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

Jen Mitchell said...

What a lovely and elegant card! I love the vintage look of the DSP and you can never go wrong with a butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Annette Allen said...

such a cute cute card.. I love that little butterfly.. great designing..

Steve Finnell said...


Is water baptism an outward sign of an inward grace? Yes, in order to accept God's free gift of salvation men must be immersed in water.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The outward sign is the immersion in water. The inward grace is the forgiveness of sins we receive by following the command of Jesus to be baptized in water. There is no inward grace granted until men are immersed in water baptism. Baptism is not a sign that we have already been saved. Baptism is a sign that believers in Christ are being saved.

1 Peter 3:20-21 ....safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is that baptism saves through an appeal to God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If men do not confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, believe that He is the Son of God and believe that God raised Him from the dead, and make the commitment to turn from sin and turn to God, then, of course your baptism will not save you. Baptism is the final step before receiving forgiveness of sins. Water baptism is the point that the blood of Jesus washes away your sins.

Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgression and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

The outward sign is being buried with Jesus in the watery grave of baptism. The inward grace is being made spiritually alive with Christ, having our transgressions forgiven. We are dead in our transgression before we are buried with Christ in water baptism. We are made alive and have our transgressions forgiven after baptism, not before.

Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is being clothed with Christ. You are not baptized into Christ because you have already been clothed with Christ. The clothing does not precede, being baptized into Christ.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace of salvation follows believing and being baptized in water.


1. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

The outward sign is confession. The inward grace is salvation.

2. WATER IMMERSION: Mark 16:16....has been baptized shall be saved...

The outward sign is baptism. The inward grace is salvation.


What must I do to be saved? FAITH John 3:16 REPENTANCE Acts 2:38 CONFESSION Romans 10:9-10 BAPTISM Mark 16:16

(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


Lesley said...

I just love this...the paper, the butterfly and the sweetness! SO happy you joined us at Seize the Sketch!!

~amy~ said...

Wow, that's a long comment.

Super CUTE Lisa! LOVE the colors and butterfly!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the patterned papers you used and the little twine loop around the layered butterflies. I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Unknown said...

Lisa this is such a sweet card. I'm loving that paper and those colors. So glad you were able to play along this week at The Card Concept.

Emily Keaton said...

So totally sweet, Lisa!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful papers, lovely card!