Monday, January 3, 2011

Spiritual Subway Art

This is the time of year when we all reflect on who we are as a person. We look at who we have become, for better or for worse, and think about how we arrived at our current state. If for worse, we usually make a New Year's resolution to better ourselves in the coming year...lose weight, make more money, be a nicer person, etc. Resolutions are great in theory, but they usually are only carried out in the first 2 weeks of the year. 
I chose not to make any resolutions this year. We have jumped on the weight loss train, but only b/c we are too cheap and too stubborn to go out and buy bigger clothes. That's a good thing, right?
Anyway, in my last post I talked of a few changes that would be made on this blog. Things that I hope you will find beneficial.
 I feel like the abilities that have been given to me are a gift. A wonderful blessing from God. I have invited you all into my home(virtually, that is) and shared my ideas on crafting, home decor, and everyday life. The one thing I haven't shared with you all is my undying love for our God. He is the reason that I have these abilities, and I have failed miserably in giving Him the glory. 
I am only able to reach a few thru this blog, but I want to use this opportunity to share the good news of the Lord. This will still remain a "crafty mommy blog." However, there will be a lot more mention of our Heavenly Father. I make no apologies for this, whatsoever.

I love all the Subway Art that is out in blog land right now. I have seen a lot that had to do with all the holidays, but I hadn't seen one that was spiritual. Well now there is:o)
weird coloring, bad lighting, I know....sorry!
I have needed this verse desperately, which is found in Galatians 5:22-23. I have been a bear here lately and I blame it on the holidays...they have been WONDERFUL, but I am so ready for normalcy. (I put self-inflicted stress and pressure on myself to have the perfect gift for everyone. Crazy, I know. So, that is why I am glad that it is January  and not December:o)

This frame was purchased from Hobby Lobby. This is what it looked like before:

I found it in the clearance section forever ago. I think I paid around $6 for it?? Anyway, I gave it the same treatment that I did to THIS old picture frame.
The hubs helped me get all the lettering just right (thanks, MY LOVE) and now I can share it with you all!
(I have changed it to a jpeg file, so hopefully it will be easier for you guys!!)
To download, just go HERE.
I hope that you enjoy it and that it helps put your day into perspective:o) 
Happy Monday!

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Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it Crystal!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

You did good! (J too) Wishing you all a wonderful new year. :)

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

I really love this! Thank you, Each of my kids are getting one in their bedrooms. Usually when I ask them what fruits they are showing to others, they come up with a few on the list. I would like them to remember what they all are. I wish that gentleness and self control were earlier in the verse instead of at the end. Maybe they would remember them then lol Thank you for sharing this!

Margie said... Best Blogger Tips

How pretty! Thank you!

KirstenK said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you very much... it's so nice...

elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you....I am sending this to costco to get a poster size. You are fabulous!!!!

elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok. I tried to send it to Costco but it won't take a pdf. Would you be able to email it to me as a jpg? I would so appreciate it. I love the "spiritual" clip art and want to put it big in my kitchen.


JOY said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for this! I love it!

CJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice! I hope to do something creative with this. The Fruit of the Spirit is the theme for our women's retreat next month. :)

Stacy said... Best Blogger Tips

oooh thanks! LOVE the subway art that I see posted on people's blogs...Finally, this is the first one with real substance! def. print worthy. Thanks!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely love your ideas!! Thanks for sharing this with us! I also LOVED your chalkboard menu! So cute. I love that chalkboard spray. I'm always trying to think of new ways to use it!! New follower here!

Michelle Richardson said... Best Blogger Tips

What program did you use to make this?

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful - I love it!
... but I couldn't get the file :(
When I click the link it just says there are no files in the folder.
No biggie, but I thought I'd let you know in case something happened to it or in case I just missed the obvious (and you can warn others of my error, LOL!)

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kt said... Best Blogger Tips

ditto Katrina!
I LOVE what you did with this but the link said no file?

Diana said... Best Blogger Tips

Oops....says no file is attached.

Jenny P said... Best Blogger Tips

Crystal when I go to print it, it says there are not files attached. I would love to print this off and frame it to give to the ladies in my bible study for Vday. Thanks

djjdjdjdjd said... Best Blogger Tips

okay girls, I think that I have fixed the problem. Let me know if it works this time.

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it, but I had to look up "longsuffering". Ahhh, it means patience...any chance of a second version, so it matches the song my kids know?

Debbi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing it. I am so excited to see Subway Art that brings our thoughts to our Awesome Savior. I can't wait to hang this on my wall!!

P.S. I found you through Lori at Moms by Heart. Thanks, Lori!

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips

It worked perfectly this time - thank you SO much for "fixing" it! I appreciate the work you put into it, and that you were so kind as to share :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! I need to find a space for this in our house... definitely should be place in every home.

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like this. Thanks so much.
What would it look like in different colors? hint hint

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this Crystal! And love your focus on God :) Thanks for sharing about this on Becky Higgins' site...that's how I found you. I really appreciate biblical input in the craft world. Thanks for sharing!!
Alison, Australia

Moo said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous print. Thank you!

Vicki Johnson said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you to you and to hubby, I love it! what a beautiful reminder. xoxo

Jacqueline said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing that. Just printed it.

God bless! xoxo

Netta said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I was looking for printable art to use for some gifts for our family... and found your site. Yay! Thank you for being so honest and for sharing yourself & your gifts. Many in our family will be blessed.
Hopefully this Christmas is going better than last year's.

libbywilko said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you ! Love this for my project life page.