Good afternoon y'all! I hope that y'all are having a craft filled day today and enjoying every second of it. I collect images. I love vintage images and all things vintage. So, I was perusing my images and looking for inspiration. I came across one that was going to take a mini challenge to get it done. I printed the images and cut them out by hand and got them layered and it is awesome. But, I thought, why in the world would I spend my time cutting out the images by hand, when I can cut it out on my machine.
So, I merged the jpg image into my Silhouette Designer Studio. I done "trace and detach" on the image. That took away all the background image and left nothing but the images that was on the pic, so to speak. I could then go back into trace with the smaller images and "trace outer edge", that gave me my cut lines. There are many "tracing" tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest, so I am not going to try to teach you tracing.
I just wanted to try to show you, in depth, what I done. I brought the images into my software and loaded them onto my 8.5 x 11 mat and put the registration marks on the virtual mat. I then sent the virtual mat to my printer and below is the print out. You can see the registration marks in the top two corners and the bottom left hand corner. The cardstock is on my mat, and it is actually already cut.
As I leave you this evening, I ask you, "do you ever feel like you are being tempted by the enemy?" If you do, let me tell you, then you, my friend, are in good company.
Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted
by the devil.
Yep, you read that right. Jesus was tempted by the devil. So, when you and I are battling, every day, with temptations, remember, Jesus was tempted also. The Holy Spirit had led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted in every way that you and I are tempted. Jesus, in His humanity relied on the Holy Spirit's direction to face the temptations of Satan, the enemy. Jesus had the opportunity to disobey His Father. How may opportunities in a day do you and I have to disobey our Father? On the other hand, how many opportunities do we have in a days time, to obey our Father? We have the same help that Jesus had! The Holy Spirit is our helper also. The Father has a purpose for each and every one of us. When we give in to temptation, sin, we allow the enemy to block God's purposes for our lives. Call on the Holy Spirit to help you to resist the enemy! When we call on the Holy Spirit, we are getting ourselves ready to walk in and live out God's purpose for our lives. I pray for you to resist temptation.
I hope and pray that y'all have a wonderful night. Good night, y'all! Hugs and be blessed, Patty