Welcome to the Fruit of the Spirit Blog Hop presented by Paper Tree House Studio! If you have been following the hop then you should be arriving here from Carolyn’s blog. If you just came across this hop, then go to Paper Tree House to catch the beginning of the hop.
Every month we will gather to make the Name of the Lord famous and to share the talents we have been given by Him. We also like to share a little bit of Truth that we have learned from the Bible and/or a bit about how He has impacted our lives. This month the theme is “The Fruit of the Spirit”.
As Christians we are expected to demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit because the Spirit of God abides in us. In Galatians 5:22-23 we find the following definition: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” There are many misconceptions about this fruit. People look at the list of attributes and they are convinced that God has not given them one of the “fruits”, and so they live with remaining sin and a sense of defeat in certain areas of their lives.
If you look at the passage again you will notice that the word FRUIT is NOT plural. It is only ONE fruit, so if the Spirit of the Lord abides in you, then the attributes that characterize the Spirit live there as well. If you are not experiencing one of the characteristic of His Spirit in your life, pray that the Lord would cleanse you and purify you. He is into the business of completing those He saves. My prayer is that you would draw near to the Lord and that He in turn will draw near to you…
The same way that the Lord blesses those He loves we want to bless you. We have an amazing line-up of sponsors. Just look at what you could win by hopping along with us!
Paper Tree House Studio: Cricut Create
Scrapbook News & Review Magazine: One year subscription to their online magazine.
Scrapbooks & Stuff: Seasonal Cartridge
Papperie: Yummy Goody Bag
Bonita Rose: One spot to her AMAZING class on color.
Shimmerz: Yummy Goody Bag
Now in order to win one of these Grand Prizes you will need to go to MyPaperTreeHouse.com and enter, adhering to the guidelines.
Here is my project.
Here is a look at the entire layout.
Close up of the butterflies.
Close up of one of the Flowers.
I used some cutting files I created to make these as well as the scallop, leaves, large butterfly and flourishes. The two small butterflies are from an MS punch.
The flowers and butterflies actually started out as plain white die cuts. I used some Glimmer Mist to give them that soft yellow appearance and then inked the edges with a Warm Red Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink pad. I finished the centers with some Yellow Stickles.
Be sure to come back and visit us EVERYDAY in MAY as we celebrate our blog’s 1st anniversary with daily project posts, FREE digi stamps or cutting files and other great sponsored prizes all month long!
Now for some more fun! Hop on over to Carol's blog to be inspired.
Here is the complete line up if you get lost along the way
Paper Tree House Studio: http://www.mypapertreehouse.com/
Nana – http://www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com/
Lynn - http://www.pensandneedles-lynn.blogspot.com/
Kristal - http://www.gettingcricky.com/
Karel - http://www.kareljcreations.com/
Zeni - www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
Jessie - http://www.scrapbookingmiami.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://www.robinscrapnest.blogspot.com/
Melin- http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/ – YOU’RE HERE
Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
Chalese - http://delectabledesigns-chalesek.blogspot.com/
Monique B. - http://uniquemonique01.blogspot.com/
Christel - http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/