Illustrated Faith: God Speaks To Us Because Of Love

We got back from our 2 months trip to Indonesia last week. Just in case you were wondering why I did not blog regularly in the last 2 months 🙂

Originally plan was only to attend my youngest sister’s wedding and spend time with my parents and my family so that our daughters get to know them in real life not only through Skype callings.

But God has different plan for us this time.

For 8 weeks we spent in Indonesia, we learned God’s desire to see every tribe and every people to stand before His throne worshipping Him in every language they speak.

We took our daughters who are 6 years old and 2 years old on this trip. This was a tough trip for them but we prayed and we asked lots of people to pray for us and the girls, asking God for what He wanted to teach and show us this time.

He spoke us through the situations, people we met, and even places we visited. He opened our eyes to see the needs of His word in their lives, He showed us why they need Him, and He put the desire even more in our hearts as family to serve Him there.

As Jesus gave His command to His disciples, this command is also for us, His church, in Matthew 28:18-20. This commands is also known as the Great Commandment.

Supplies: My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tapes, Freckled Fawn wood veneers, Elle’s Studio tags, Stickos Alpa stickers, Target tags & alpha stickers, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens and Big Brush, Martha Stewart Glue Pen

Maybe you think this command is only for those certain people who called themselves “missionary.” But this command is given to each of Jesus’ follower, to each of us, to you and me. We all are called to go and make disciple, to teach them the truth, to baptize them and to teach them to obey God’s commands. That means, you and I are missionaries, the messengers of God’s message to this world where we live.

When we visited a city, we found out churches in that city are scared to step out of their comfort zone to reach out to the local people who are 100% non-believers and this people group is one of the Unengaged, Unreached People Group.

The question is: Why they are scared?

My heart is broken. I keep praying for this people group and for those believers who live among this unreached people group that they will have courage to go out and reach out to them, to go sharing the Good News to them.

Supplies: Abigail’s Handdrawing heart, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen, My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape, SU Journaling Card

God’s love endures forever. He is patient enough waiting for each of us to repent and come to Him. His love never ends. His love never fails. His love for the people in Indonesia is the same love he has for us who live in the States or anywhere else.

There are at least 400 languages groups (people groups) who have been waiting to know God’s unfailing love to them, waiting to hear He speaks to them in the languages that they understand best in their mind and hearts.

For this reason we went. For this reason we wanna go back to serve there alongside with national translators and national churches to accelerate the proces of translations of God’s word into those 400++ languages!

Supplies: Field Notes pocket notebook, Pilot Gel pens.

This is the truth. The center of the Bible is the Gospel. And the center of theGospel is Jesus Christ. That concludes that the center of the whole Bible is Jesus Christ.

We attended a church with our friend, the preacher said something that reminds us that wherever we are sent to go, we share the Good News, we share Jesus. When we preach, we preach Jesus.

Supplies: My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tapes, Freckled Fawn wood veneers, Elle’s Studio tags, Stickos Alpa stickers, Target tags & alpha stickers, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens and Big Brush, American Crafts Glitter Marker, Martha Stewart Glue Pen

Few times I was asked why we wanna take our family to go and live in Indonesia, where we could get everything and living comfortably in States. The only answer to that question is because we love Him. To love Him is to obey Him and His commandments. Our prayer is to love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds & all of our strength.

Serving Him is an act of love. Because without love it is impossible for us to serve full heart. For only God who gives you and I the power and desire to serve Him (Phillippians 2:13).

Supplies: Alpha Die Cut by The Cut Shoppe, Silhouette Cameo, CTMH White Daisy Cardstock, CTMH Cork button, CTMH studs, CTMH heart enamel, CTMH Mini Stapler, Prima Marketing Chalk Edgers, Elle’s Studio tag, Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens.

It is only one reason. That is because God is so loved the world. He sent Jesus not to judge and condemn. He sent Jesus, His only Son to save and redeem us back to be His.

He calls and sends you and I to go to our “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and The End of The Earth” – to our families, neighbors, friends, and those who we do not know – is to share who He is and why He loves them that much.

Would you go to where God send you?

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Inspire Me Monday – Week 187

Silhouette Challenges #28

Happy Ombre & A Challenge

I saw lots of Ombre inspirations from amazing card makers from using ombre ink pads. I am inspired to try but using individual dye ink pads.

According to Merriam – Webster dictionary, ombre is having colors or tones that shade into each other — used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

On this card I made for my friend, I stamped the ombre colored sentiment on a piece of White Daisy cardstock. The sentiment from Happy Everything Stamp Set (special Operation Smile stamp set) using Pasifica and Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.

On the card based, I stamped the Brushstrokes stamp using Whisper Exclusive Inks stamp pad repeatedly.

I colored the Rosey Posey die cut using CTMH alcohol markers (retired). The Rosey Posey cutting file is from The Cut Shoppe and I cut it using my Silhouette Cameo. When it dried, I added on the card using Tombow Mono liquid glue. Then added the sentiment Happy Everything on top of the flower, the lastone is the embossed sentiment banner wrapped with baker’s twine using 3D foam tape.

The is sent to my spcrafting friend Loly for April Card Chain Challenge. This card challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan. If you want to play along with us, you still have time to sign up for May Card Chain Challenge. If you are new to this challenge, you can click here to read the details on this Card Chain Challenge.

Thank You for visiting!

You’re My Type

Today I would like to share my project that made for Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge this week. The theme is Industrial. You are challenge to create any projects that has die cuts such as: typewriter, gear, telephone, lamp, light, etc.

I created a card using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the typewriter die cut from Jamie Koay, You’re My Type Typewriter out of a piece of White Daisy cardstock and added on the card using Martha Stewart ballpoint tip glue pen.

And I stamped the sentiment from Happy Everything stamp set on a piece of velum, heat-embossed it with Ranger White Embossing powder and Craft Heat Tool. I used Tombow Velum glue runner to glue the velum on the card. And I finished it with 2 CTMH chevron wood veneer (retired).

I hope you can play with us this week and I’d love to see your projects, too. You can link up using the Mister Linky HERE.

Thanks for visitng today!

Go and Do Amazing Things

Today I share my project at Stuck On U Sketches for their new Die Cut Challenge, “Clear Sky.” For this challenge, you can use any die cut shapes on your projects that you can find in the sky.

I am inspired by one of the Neat and Tangled Design Team members when I made this card:

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I cut the Origami Map from Neat and Tangled using my WRMK Evolution Advanced machine. I picked rainbow colors of cardstocks I had in stash. Then stacked them, a little off set from one to another, using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. I stamped the airplane and heart using CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad, drew the trace lines using Rolly Gel White Pen and stamped the sentiment using CTMH Black Exclusive Ink Pad. The sentiment, plane and heart are from the matching Origami Map stamp set. I finished my card with some sequins from Neat and Tangled, too.

You still have time to Link up your project here! I hope to see your creative projects for this challenge!

DIY 3D Paper Succulents

Hello crafty friends, today I would love to share with you a project I did for SOUS Die Cut Challenge this week. The theme is In The Garden. You can use any die cut shapes on your project as long as it follows the theme.

I have this flower pot with foam inside. It was a pot of plastic hydrangea but they fell apart that is why I just took them off the pot and let my little daughter play with them. For while, I have been looking for inspiration what to do with it. And then I saw a post from Dawn Nicole’s DIY Paper Succulent Wall Art. She made pretty things using Silhouette Cameo. Check out her blog for lots of inspirations 🙂

3D Paper Succulents

I love succulents but so far I have not yet succeed to keep them alive long enough as they should. And this pot of succulents now sitting on the shelf in my craft room and they stay fresh without water 😀 LOL!

3D Paper Succulents

Supplies to make this pot of succulents:

THANKS for visiting today and I hope you can play along with us for theSOUS Die Cut Challenge, In The Garden. You still have time to link up your project here.

 

Count My Blessings Twice

God has put many special people in our life. And just like this Irish Proverb says, when we count our blessings, we count each one of them twice.

I made this card for one of those special people 🙂

Irish Proverb - SOUS Die Cut Challenge

Today I am sharing my card at Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge. This week theme is Lucky Green. You are challenge to create any project follow the theme and use any die cuts on your project. PLEASE read the new challenge rules on the blog.

Supplies:

  • White cardstock
  • Green cardstock
  • Cutting files from Silhouette Design Store: Clover twig (from Clover Pillow Box by Amy Robinson), Irish Proverb Quote (Kolette Hall)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Spatull
  • Cutting mat & blade
  • White & Green Baker’s Twine (Pick Your Plum)
  • Martha Stewart Ballpoint-Tip Glue Pen
  • Adhesive Runner

Hope you can play along with us at SOUS Die Cut Challenge this week and THANK YOU for visiting today

SOUS Die Cut Challenge + Free Cutting File

Today I am sharing my card at Stuck On U Sketches blog for their Die Cut Challenge this week, it is all about clothes. The challenge is to use any clothes/clothing die cuts for your project.

My sister is getting married in 3 months and I have been working on some projects for her. Inspired by her wedding plan, I came up with this card:

Wedding Dress

Here’s the top:

Wedding Dress - Top

Here’s the skirt:

Wedding Dress - Skirt

I was looking for some ideas on Pinterest for 3D wedding dress and I found one that I like. Then I made cutting files. You can download the cutting file here for Silhouette. (I will update it with svg files!)

Need more inspirations? You can go to SOUS Blog to see the Die Cut team’s projects 🙂

Don’t forget you link up your projects HERE and you have until this Friday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Heartstrings Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • Family is Forever (CTMH, September 2014 Stamp of the Month)
  • The Big, The Bold, and Extras stamp set (Winnie and Walter)
  • Ruby Exclusive Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Black Exclusive Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • My Acrylix Blocks (CTMH)