So I thought back on the reasons why I started this blog and why I stamp. I stamp because I like to create pretty things, I like to make people happy by giving those things away. I also do it because to me any form of creative expression is a way of giving back to the Creator. Sure, everyone likes comments, everyone likes praise for their work but if at my core I am doing all these things for myself, then I'm doing it for the wrong reasons. I also am striving constantly to improve on what I create, because to me that too, brings praise to our Creator when we hone the skills He so generously gave us to begin with.
I started my blog because it seemed like a way to have fun, a way to get to know people and a way to share my creations. But I blog also as a way to share what is most important in my life, my faith, my love for God.
So this isn't a card, but something to hang in my kitchen. I think I'll get it framed, or put it on a stand, maybe make a few other key verses in the same size and rotate them. How often am I grumbling inside when I have to do the dishes, or another load of laundry, or pick up a gallon of milk at 11 o'clock at night! Everything we do, everything I do, if it is one of my responsibilities -- done for the glory of God is a worthy task and should be done cheerfully. This verse just seemed to encompass so many things that have been on my mind lately and could serve as a good reminder of WHY I do what I do. Thanks for the challenge Grace and thanks for looking.
Stamps: self generated verse, Harrington font 24 pt type, Autumn Leaves 'On the Edge,' Crafty Secrets 'Cherish' (flourish)
Paper: Vanilla, white, tangerine, green, yellow, Berry Sorbet, polished stone using Yoyo Yellow, Marigold, Rose, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine, alcohol, gold craft
Other: cuttlebug vintage folder, pearls, Summer Sunrise ribbon (PTI), gold organdy (PTI), gold EP, PTI New Leaf button, Spellbinders nestabilities oval