Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspired by Jill and 'Love adds a little chocolate'..

Jill, who's blog you can find if you click on her name makes beautiful cards. I was so inspired by her cards with butterflies and just recently she used a postcard template as her background.This inspired me to create something with a similar background and fortunately I had one in my files.

The butterfly is digital - not a fan of this but I can't buy all the stamps! I stamped over the background with the Antique brocade stamp.



I read this, this morning that really struck a chord. It is from the book 'Having a Mary heart in a Martha world.

Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch,
but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside...
Obligation sends the children to bed on time,
but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs...
Duty gets offended quickly if it isn't appreciated,
but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.
Obligation can pour a glass of milk,
but quite often, love adds a little chocolate.

Jesus didn't respond to people out of duty; he ministered to them because he felt their distress. So deep, so profound was his compassion, he felt it in his gut. Even when he was tired his love moved him to reach out!

OH how I want to grow in this compassion - please Lord increase your Love in me.

Cor. 13:2
If I have prophetic powers and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love - I AM NOTHING.

Only God can give us the love to get past our duty and go the second mile!


  1. Oh what a beautiful post...

    I love this...and want to also live it!!!!!

    And your card is so gorgeous! I love the ink color you stamped with.. and the digi stamp looks good!
    I'm with you.. I have such a hard time with the digi thing.. but, can not keep up with all the latest and greatest goodies!!!

    Have a beautiful day today...

  2. That is such wonderful inspiration from Jill! Gorgeous what you did with the butterfly and love the soft vintage look!

  3. love it! and in fact everything you do!
    such a nice warmth to this..

  4. A totally inspirational post, Jacqueline.
    Your card is breathtaking, just love the vintage browns and your card design!

  5. Beautiful colors and butterflies are my favorite.

  6. Jill's card was indeed very inspiring. But this looks amazing too. I love your soft natural colors and the old postcard you stamped on.

  7. Your Art is a breath of Fresh Air Stunning!

  8. Thanks for the wonderful spiritual inspiration (that is the desire of my heart also) and for the lovely creative inspiration. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog Jacqueline!

  9. Love your thoughts today, Jacqueline - so nice. Ane your card is a beauty, as usual! Yes, we are in FL (got your note on my blog).....will be looking for your mailing. Hugs!

  10. Love this post! Your card is amazing and love that quote!


  11. Great inspiration today Jacqueline - both your card and the following post... quite thought provoking.
    Blessing to you

  12. What a beautiful card Jacqueline !
    Great job !

  13. Beautiful card and beautiful post, Jacqueline! Always inspiring.

  14. Beautiful card! And thank you for sharing that bit from your is an amazing view into Christ's love and a painful view into how frequently I do things that are lacking in love. It's a good reminder as I face a day indoors, thanks to a foot of snow, with two little boys and a pile of schoolwork! :-)

  15. First of all, thank you for such a beautiful post. I loved the quote from the book and verse. What a great perspective and important reminder this Monday afternoon! Second, I LOVE your card! You have made this feel like such a beautiful vintage postcard! I want to redo mine now!! I love the way you combine stamping, patterns, colors...well, everything! You are a gem!

  16. I just love that beautiful card, Jacqueline! You continue to create such beautiful, feminine pieces of art. I wish I could master the art of your art!! Denise B.

  17. gorgeous your work.

  18. I love these colors Jacqueline. Love everything you and Jill create.

  19. What a beautiful card and an equally beautiful post!

  20. Hi, Jacqueline! This card is just stellar! Love it! :-)

  21. Stunning! Beautiful postcard and the second bit from your book hits home for me. Thanks for both inspiration!


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