Sunday, March 30, 2008

Taking time

It's so important to take time, isn't it? Ecclesiates tells us that there is a time and season for everything unto heaven. And spring is a perfect example of a time to do so many things! Spring cleaning, spring planting, spring stamping.....okay, so maybe not everyone does that last one, but we do!! Having just received what I am hoping was the last of the winter storms, I look forward to taking time to get back to exercising regularly, laughing together with friends who have been "forced" to stay close to home all winter long by darkness and weather, and preparing for a busy season of ministry and track meets, children's puppetry and long warm strolls after dinner. Graduations and weddings, reunions and birthday parties out on the terrace. Mud races, new leaves, buds on the trees. In other words, LIFE! God is so good to remind me today to also take time to...........

We can get so busy that time flies before we realize...we have not taken a breath in too long! The little spring green gift box above has a great quote on it. The stamps are from Clear Artistic Stamps and when I got my new favorite set in their Serenity line, I had to make some fun things! Belinda sent me several of these boxes with my last order...isn't that sweet?? Here's another creation using this set, Whispers of Dreams:

I used Papertreyink's new cardstock Berry Sorbet and Perfect Match ink. (the color is similar to Cameo coral...hard to tell in the pic). Then I added a wide strip of the coordinating designer paper Pink Patterns. Doesn't it go so well with the CAS stamp? The little butterfly is from my Clear Artistic Stamp's Country Life set and the Martin Luthor quote is from PTI's stamp set Out on a Limb.

I decided the quote was perfect for this stamp and it helps us to remember to stop and smell the flowers of God's creation. Isn't it all Goodness and Grace? Here's a close up of the quote:

Nothing makes me happier than new green leaves on the trees in the spring. I get so sad when all the beautiful colors fall off and leave naked trees! But the hope of tomorrow's leaves always gets me through the winter, which can seem sooooo long sometimes. Are you in a stretch of winter in your life worse than the weather outside? Well, my friend, take time to thank Him for your blessings and you will begin to see how many of them surround you!! God is faithful to take time to care for you, so take time to talk to him! and to breathe! and Spring will come!

Be blessed!


  1. Love, love, love these! Love the quote by Martin Luther! Great job!

  2. These are great very pretty colours Sue ;o)

  3. Gorgeous Kim, love them!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  4. This card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment.

  5. Your card is just lovely! The tiny butterfly is perfect to draw attention to that verse!


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