SALT - Speaking with kindness

What a challenge!
Julie was so thought provoking with her challenge this week. And isn't it wonderful when God tells you something and keeps repeating it until you really hear it!? Dealing with my children in a loving way is an on going struggle for me. Sometimes my responses could be justified, but usually they can't. However I am called to be like Christ, and His response is the one I must strive to be like. The piece I made will be hung in a prominent place to remind me! When I was taking a photo of it to put on the blog, my youngest son knocked over a glass of water, having the hanging in front of me helped me bite my tongue!!!

TIP: Used Tim Holtz's new rosette die. I haven't got the extending plates for my Cuttlebug, however I figured a way around it, I put some removable tape on the die to temporarily hold the paper to it. Did one side, then did the other. I also used the Martha Stewart Doily punch down one side before cutting it with the die.

New babies and cards!

Had to make a card for my sister as she had a baby boy last week. For those who know Esther here are some pics...

And here is the card, I based it on this sketch at Mojo Monday.

Had to make a card for a family wedding too, I love how it turned out :)

I have also tried to be brave and been trying not to rely on the manual settings on my camera. The playing around seems to have worked well on these photos of the cards.

SALT - Something New

It was Hazel's turn to set the challenge over on Salt, do have a look at what she says, and the creations of the other ladies here.

I found her thoughts particularly challenging and helpful. As my older two children go back to school and I get back into the routine of that I am challenged to look again at myself and my attitude. So often I am not kind and loving, and am extremely impatient with my children. It's ugly and sinful, and not what God has in mind for me. As his child I need to hold on to his promises, that he has given me a new heart. To start each new day in supplication to him, to ask for the Holy Spirit's help in all I do.

The verse I used came to mind as I was pondering these things.

I've been yearning to do some more altered canvases, particularly after picking these up quite cheaply at a Home Bargains store. It is A3 in size. I used acrylic paint on it, then stuck the flowers, verse and butterflies on with a hot glue gun.

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