Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Joy of the Lord

"The joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:40

Prepare yourself for plenty of pink and some lovely vintage images because that’s what you’re going to find in the gallery of this week’s Christian Paper Crafts Wednesday CASE Artist Christine. Christine is from Sweden and her love of pink comes from the signature color of the beauty products she uses for her artistic work on the canvas of the female face. .

Christine started scrapping late in 2007 and quickly made the transition to card making. Though she now thinks of herself as a card maker, Christine has recently resumed scrapbook layouts. She also loves coloring images and using vintage images, and doesn’t limit her crafting to cards and scrapbook layouts, but ventures into the world of altered art as well.

Christine is a stay-at-home mom with three children: two young adults and one still in her early teens. She did work, but retired after two car accidents. Christine says, “After struggling 10 years, I finally accepted that I have forever lost my active life. Nowadays I do what I can do and am happy about it. The good thing is that I’ve learned to trust that no matter what happens, God is the one who will never give me up. I’ve learned that instead of stirring at what I can't, what I don't have and what I can't get, to be grateful for all I do have!”

Christine also has a reminder for all of us, “Please give praise to God for the wonders He does every day, every second in our lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide us and help us to see all those small wonders that happen in our daily life and in our surroundings. Pray that our focus not be on our failures but on all the good things and gifts God have given and planned in our lives.”

Christine has a strong faith, which she says, “is not because of me, but because of Him. I find strength in Him, who is my Savior.”

This is your invitation to join me in honoring Christine and to be inspired by her lovely gallery. So take a look through the gallery of Christine and create a card, scrapbook page or project inspired by what you see there. Be sure not to copy exactly: make it your own! When uploading your card or project to the Christian Paper Crafts gallery, please use the keyword WCA110 (no spaces or commas and no commas, only spaces between keywords!). When posting anywhere else online, please use the keyword CPC-WCA110. Have a blessed day!


  1. A beautiful re-creation, Jan! I always enjoy your writing, what a blessing your gift is to the rest of us who get to benefit from it! You definitely are an encourager! May God richly bless you! {hugs}

  2. If I haven't said it before, you really do a fabulous job with this challenge! From your creations, to your introduction of the person you are featuring, to the entire challenge write-up. You have such a gift with words. Love this fun creation with all the pink!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!