Easter Sunday-the Resurrection of Jesus

Good Sunday morning to you! And, Happy Easter. It isn’t about the bunny, you know, it is about the Lamb. For you who may not know, Jesus is the Lamb, pure and blameless, sacrificed for MY sins and Yours.

However, He rose again. Death could not hold him. For He is God himself.

Here is the resurrection story from Luke 24.

Luke 24 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words.

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19 “What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

The Ascension of Jesus

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.





Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Here it is Thursday and time for another Blog Hop. We have a full roster today, so come along and join the fun. We are working from this sketch today.

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And, based on that sketch, here is what I created for the hop today.

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I started with a Whisper White heavy card stock base and added a mat of Elegant Eggplant, topped with another mat of Perfect Plum. Using Tear and Tape, I taped down a length of Pear Pzazz Chevron ribbon.

Now for the fun part. I cut two crosses from the Hold on to Hope Bundle, a plain Elegant Eggplant one, and one using the fancy die out of Whisper White. These were adhered together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Stitched Shapes large oval in Whisper White, and the large scalloped one out of Pear Pzazz. There is a nice sun ray (at least that is what it looks like to me) in the Amazing You stamp set. I stamped this in Daffodil Delight on the Whisper White oval so it would be behind the cross, then turned the oval upside down and stamped a mirror image of the first one. Liquid Glue adhered the ovals together as well as the cross to the oval.

Using Pear Pzazz ink, I stamped off the flower spray from Hold on to Hope onto scrap paper, then stamped it on a panel of Whisper White. Using my Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers, I colored the leaves and flowers. This was cut with the die from the bundle.

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I liquid glued it to the back of the ovals positioning it to lay over the ribbon, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere this focal point to the card front.

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Moving on to the inside, I again stamped off once in Pear Pzazz the floral image onto Whisper White card stock. The sentiment is from the Easter Message set from last year, and is stamped in full strength Elegant Eggplant.

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This panel was Liquid Glued to an Elegant Eggplant mat, then onto a Pear Pzazz mat and into the card base.

The envelope has the same floral image on the front and the plain cross stamped over the flap.

I had fun with this sketch today. In fact, I made 3 cards using this sketch and may post them at a later date. It makes a clean, relatively simple card and I think it is lovely.

On with the hop! Click the ‘next’ image to go on to see what beautiful creation Amy has for you today.

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If you prefer to hop around, here is the list for today.

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration ends March 31. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get free goodies! More items you can get for free were added today from the Annual Catalog. Check it out. And now is a good time to sign up to be a demonstrator, too. Not only do you get whatever you want in your kit, you get free stamp sets as well. Go for it!


CARD CUTS: Heavy Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, cross 2″ x 3″, floral spray 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, inside sentiment panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Elegant Eggplant: front mat 4′ x 5-1/4″, cross 2″ x 3″, inside mat 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Perfect Plum: front 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Pear Pzazz: scalloped oval 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″

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