Thursday, July 03, 2008


OK so why is it that I so often choose to use my freedom to procrastinate, laze and generally not to do good?
Can you tell I am frustrated with myself this morning? I think St Paul felt the same way when he wrote
I do not understand what I do; for I don't do what I would like to do,
but instead I do what I hate

So a quick post and then I MUST get on with service prep for this Sunday or I will have to miss Dr Who on Saturday and that just can't happen. And he can't regenerate either. It would just not be fair!

Anyway I blog today as it is Salt day and Casey posed a challenge with a question.
What does freedom in Christ mean for you?
I chose to use a verse from Colossians that talks about how freedom in Christ means we are free to follow in his way, rooted in his love and that we can thank him for it. It can feel like a burden sometimes, especially on those days when I find it hard to get going! But it is wonderful to know I am free from all the bad stuff I have done in the past and free to make the choice to do good.

As ever the layout is truly straight in real life!
I used the plain side of Crate Paper Cowboy Roper paper as a base for the layout. The photo is again from Scripture Pics. The circles were all made using Banana Frog stamps and Distress inks. I really like the ones where the circle in the middle hasn't totally stamped for extra distress. I'll have to try this again! Crate Paper "Chaps" was also distressed within an inch of its life and laid down behind the photo. The inked (there is a theme here!) photo had big brown letter stickers from an old SA kit and Crate Paper letter stickers added. Two Kaiser wooden scrolls were, yes, inked and adhered. I printed the text on a spare piece of Roper paper and added a few more dots to fill in the gaps.

It is card club at church on Saturday so I have prepared an "elegant" card with Dovecraft papers and ribbons and am in the middle of making a similar boys card as well to have as samples. Usually everyone goes very nice and then does their own thing. But I'm doing the so I don't need to pack up my whole craft room!
The pink paper with a sheen matched perfectly. It only came in an A3 sheet though so I had to stroll around with it under my arm all yesterday. The sticky ribbon border has glitter on it that you can't really see - v. pretty. If it wasn't for a craft club where glitter glue doesn't really work (no time to dry!) I would probably add a little stickles action as well.
MUST go!


Kim said...

Wonderful creation! The photo is perfect and I love the colors that you used on the piece...beautiful!

Hazel said...

Hope your sermon prep has gone well. Your LO is very moving - love the combination of the inking and the paper and the photo is just right.

Esther said...

loving the homemade dotty paper! You are saying it loud and proud in this layout- fab work as usual Lythan!

manuela said...

Das free Layout gefällt mir sehr gut, das Foto ist genial!

Scripture by Design said...

Love this Lythan!