Friday, April 29, 2011

Rose n Butterfly Layout

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!

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Now in order to win one of these Grand Prizes you will need to go to and enter, adhering to the guidelines.

Here is my project.
precious flower paper piecing layout-600
Here is a look at the entire layout.

Close up of the butterflies.

flower piecing closeup
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 Smile
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Jessie -
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wendy scrappings said...

I love the flowers and butterflies you made.

Thanks so much for sharing.

God bless!


what a great layout!

Anonymous said...

oh wow so absolutley beautiful

Marley said...

WOW!! Gorgeous layout! I love the colours you have used and the butterflies and flowers are soooo beautiful!! Thank you for this great bloghop! Hugs Marley

Anonymous said...

Wow ! what a pretty LO! I love those flowers they are soo pretty..:) TFS


Scraping Miami said...

love the flowers and the colors

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those flowers and butterflies are gorgeous.

Naomi said...

Wow, you sure have talent!!! Your butterflies are beautiful! The flowers as well, I would love to know how to make a flower like that.... God bless and it is nice to be part of such a wonderful bloghop!

Jazmin said...

Those flowers are just... WOW! Great job.


Esther said...

Your butterflies and flowers are just gorgeous!
Fantastic job!!

Karelj said...

Ack! My comment went poof! I apologize if you get a double post! Once again, you have blown me away with your talent! god has truly blessed you--not only with great artistic abily, but with a wonderful generosity of spirit! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you, my friend. You know I am a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or


What a lovely project! Tkx for sharing! xoxoxo...BTW...I'm a follower now! God bless!

Carol said...

Awesome layout, the colors are amazing. You are very talented. I have become a follower as I cannot wait to find time to look through your blog and see your creations. I'm enjoying being part of this blog with you talented women. Lord Bless!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love your flowers and butterflies. What a wonderful layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tanya said...

WOW!! Love the butterflies and flowers!!!


Misty said...

Gorgeous! love the colors!
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joydee1963 said...

beautiful lo,love the flowers, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Christine Real said...

This is a beautiful layout!

victoria99 said...

Stunning Flowers!
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Thank you for the chance to enter - I LOVE Scrapbooking.

cgl1539 said...

Oh man so in love with that flower!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Melin! This layout is absolutely gorgeous! i love those colors and all the little die cuts - just fabulous!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Helen Dooley said...

WOw what beautiful pages. I wish I could make flowers like that but I get half way and mees it up and well I need to learn form this hop and gain some patience. Thanks for sharign such a cool project.

Sarah said...

I LOVE your blog hop! I love everything about your purpose and your words. God bless all of you for doing this! God is good!

shersl84bed said...

Gorgeous layout. I love those flowers and butterflies.

Smiles Sher

nantastic said...

Beautiful LO. Love your work on the butterflies and my fave is the flowers. New follower here and on Facebook.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

kristyscraps said...

Lovely layout. Your flowers are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this wonderful message.

Anna said...

Beautiful layout...beautiful flowers and butterflies.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Debora said...

es un trabajo muy lindo!!

Scrappy Zeni said...

such beautiful layouts! The 3d flowers are just magnificent. You truly did a great job. TFS!

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

Stunningly gorgeous!. The coloration you got on the flowers is so beautiful too.

chalesek said...

Oh goodness those flowers are so CUTEEE!!!Love the double page LO!!!

Connie Gail said...

You are talented girl - the flowers and project is just beautiful! I often do not think 'out of the box' of making cards but you truly have stirred my interest in using paper craft is a much different way. Thanks you for sharing...:O)

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous layut. Loved reading your post on the "Fruit of the Spirit". Thanks so much for sharing.

Marjolaine said...

I love the flowers and butterflies so much!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Amazing as usual! Great job Melin. TFS such awesome inspiration and encouraging me in Christ. Many scrappy hugs my sista.

Yours in Christ,
Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

Sue in CT said...

This layout is so beautiful. I love the soft colors and the flowers and butterflies.

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