Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Life In Full Bloom April 2016 Blog Train!!

Whew, this month just flew by!! So many things going on! We had my oldest daughter's birthday, then my hubby surprised me with a trip to Florida, just the two of us!!! We spent a lot of time hanging out, laughing (Eric is such a ham), studying God's word, just meditating on God together, praying at the beach (it was sooooo nice and peaceful and quiet, and surprisingly COLD) and then we watched "Risen" at the theater!! We came home renewed, refreshed, and encouraged!! Its amazing what a couple of days away can do, ha ha:) Then we prepared for Easter! My kids knew it was in the air when we bought lots of eggs, Easter grass, the cutest bunnies, table decorations, etc....I really wanted a super cute table, on a super cheap budget, ha ha. I ended up using some old things I had, with just two new bunnies I found at Big Lots! My daughter loved them because she is a huge Beatrix Potter fan and they sort of had that look. Then I made a traditional white coconut cake for the center, and it was complete!

We had the best Easter! Easter Egg hunts, lots of friends (which we consider family), great food, great fellowship, just the best time!! Then, the next day all decorations came down, and my sweet hubby cleaned everything (he can not sit down for a second) while I finished the brunt of this sweet new Pixel Scrapper April 2016 Blog Train kit- Life In Full Bloom! I had already had a few items photo'd and extracted, ideas rolling around in my head, but still need to finish and polish it up!! I really had the best time with these BEAUTIFUL colors!! I didn't get as much done as I had originally planned, but I think it still turned out cute! I LOVE the theme as well! Life surely is in full bloom here, with all the flowers popping up, the trees growing their leaves out finally!! It is starting to look so beautiful and rich and green around here with splashes of color here and there!! AND starting to really warm up!! Yay, come on SPRING!! Well, here is my part of this beautiful blog train:




I hope you enjoy it and can use it!! AND don't forget to run back to Pixel Scrapper April 2016 Blog Train- Life In Full Bloom to grab all the rest of this train!! It is mindblowingly beautiful! Oh how I am amazed at all the beautiful artwork that sprung up all over this blog train! All those super talented designers! Don't forget to leave them some love!!

I really love the idea of "Life In Full Bloom"! As a christian, I can't help but think about how we bloom as we grow with Christ! It starts out as a seed, planted in our heart! Then, the more time we spend with our heavenly Father, reading His Word (truth), and praying and worshiping Him, we are nourished, and start growing spiritually! Our passions in life become His passions in life! Our hope lies only in Him and all His promises! We start loving Him more than our life here on Earth! It is a beautiful picture of a flower blooming to its full potential, for His purpose, to maturity in Christ! Our fragrance becomes our worship to Him and how we live our life for Him! We, as Christians, must bloom where God has planted us. Wherever we are in life, whatever we have to offer, we must do all for His glory, however small what we have to offer may seem to be!! After all, He is the one that gave us any good thing we have to offer, our talents, our desires, our abilities!! We must be humble enough to know that even the very calling to Him was because He loved us first, and called us to Him himself, even that we can not boast in!! Thank you Jesus for saving us from ourselves, given us a higher calling in life, May we bloom beautifully for you, giving you all the glory wherever you have planted us in life!!! And May God bless each and everyone of you and your precious families!! Lots of  love!!!!!!!

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.  
                                                                   2 Corinthians2:14  NKJV
24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.
                                                                   1 Corinthians 7:24  NKJV
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 13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God              
                                                           Psalm 92:13  NKJV

89 comments:

  1. Thanks for your beautiful contribution! -Katherine

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  2. Thank you so much for the beautiful digiscrap and your beautiful testimony <3

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  3. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. I love reading your blog. I am also a Christian.

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  4. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. I love reading your blog. I am also a Christian.

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  5. This is so delightful. Thank you so much. xoxo

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  6. How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your work and talents!

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  7. You are one of my favorites. Thank you!

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  8. Stunning - loving those Spring colours - we are heading into Autumn here so will need this when Winter hits and Spring seems so far away. Thank you x

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  9. Thank you, Sheila! :) Happy Easter!

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  10. Thank You so very much Sheila! God Bless you and your family always!!

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  11. Beautiful! As always. Thank you. God Bless.

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  12. Thank you for the lovely kit :)

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  13. Thank you! I love your work!

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  14. absolutely gorgeous! thank you
    sending hugs & kisses ... muah!

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  15. The colors for the blog train are lovely. Your contribution is absolutely gorgeous. I especially love your word art. Thank you so much for sharing so freely. Even more, thank you for beautifully sharing about what our relationship the Lord can and should be. Blessings to you.

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  16. Awesome!Thank you so much!

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  17. Thanks for your words and your work! Always love your stuff!--Julie

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  18. Gorgeous. Thank you so much.

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  19. Thanks so much, Sheila. Beautiful kit and beautiful sharing! =)

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  20. Beautiful, as always! Thank you!

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  21. thank you, it's very beautiful ! (lady22)

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  22. Awesome! Thanks for this lovely gift!

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  23. thank you for sharing,love it x

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  24. super beau ce kit !! merci pour le cadeau
    Orkan

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful kit!

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  26. Beautiful! Thank you so much!

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  27. Thank you Sheila beautiful work and it is always a pleasure for me when I find other Christians in my scrapbook world. God Bless You and your hubby and family.

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  28. Thank you Sheila beautiful work and it is always a pleasure for me when I find other Christians in my scrapbook world. God Bless You and your hubby and family.

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  29. Thank you so much for the beautiful kit! God Bless you!

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  30. Thank you so much Sheila! Beautiful contribution to the blog train and have to say 'Amen' to what you said...even at the darkest times all we have to do is look to our Father above who will sustain us and give us beauty all around us if we just are open to it, both physically and spiritually! All God wants is to bless us and grow in Him!

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  31. Thank you for this very beautiful gift.

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  32. thank you so much for sharing, this is lovely!

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  33. Glad you guys were able to get away for a few days and had such a great Easter! :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift! :)

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  34. Such a beautiful kit! Thanks so much!

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  35. Thank you so much .. love it!!

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  36. Thank you so much Sheila! I love your work and once again you haven't disappointed!

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  37. Que tengas un hermoso Abril, muchas gracias :)

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  38. Thanks for your beautiful work

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  39. such amzing contribution !!!
    Thank you so much

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  40. Wonderful designs and I appreciate your faith approach. Thank you so much.

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  41. Stunning!!! The flowers are beautiful!! Love the beautiful word art!! Gorgeous papers!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  42. Thank you so much for the Life in Full Bloom kit. ♥

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  43. Thank you so much, Sheila, for your always beautiful and wonderful designs, and your generosity in sharing your hard work in creating the kits for the Pixel Scrapper blog trains! Best wishes to you and your family! Thank you again, from Pamela, in Ontario, Canada

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  44. Lovely -- thank you for sharing!

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  45. Thanks heaps for a beautiful kit!
    Robin

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  46. Lovely as always! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and beautiful work in these blog trains. Love it!

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  47. Beautiful as always :) THANK YOU :)

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  48. Thank you for sharing this beautiful Kit! Huggers

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  49. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  50. Thank you so much, Sheila! These are lovely, and my littles and I look forward to using them for scrapping and making pretty planner stickers.
    God Bless!!

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  51. Thank You. Your kit is beautiful. God Bless.

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  52. Thank you so much for generously sharing your wonderful kit.

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  53. Thank you soooo much. I was looking for rockets and you had what I needed & sooooo much more. Thank you thank you

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  54. Thank you for this lovely creation . It is beautiful . Blessings

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  55. I always look for your designs in the PS BT, and I've been missing you for a couple months now! I thought I'd check your blog to see any updates on your life. I hope all is well! Love & Prayers!

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  56. I always look for your designs in the PS BT, and I've been missing you for a couple months now! I thought I'd check your blog to see any updates on your life. I hope all is well! Love & Prayers!

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  58. Thank you for this freebie, and other freebies I have downloaded. . .
    I hope you got my small donation.I would have donated more, but that was all I had in my paypal atm. . . I hope you benefit from my having downloaded your freebies at pixel scrapper (my membership expires the 28th). <3 Lots of Love, and hope you have a wonderful day.

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  59. Thank you so much !!! Your freebies are very beautiful !!!Thanks ...

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  60. Thank you so much !!! Your freebies are very beautiful !!!Thanks ...

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  61. Merci beaucoup pour ce joli kit d'été

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  62. Merci beaucoup pour ce joli freebie !

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  63. Thnak you so much for this lovely gift

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  64. Thanks for the beautiful kit

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  65. Merci beaucoup pour ce joli kit

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  66. Many thanks to you for this kit, it's great !

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  67. Beautiful! Thank you so much! Lilly

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  68. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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