Sunday, April 1, 2012

Birthday Telescoping Card

Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

I have read this passage many times. Usually I think about it from the son's perspective. This week I thought about it from the point of view of the Father. I have a house full of teenagers. They are proof that parenting isn't for the weak of heart. There are lots of things that they say and do that hurt my feelings. But no matter what they do. I still love them.I got to thinking about what the son did to the father. He basically said "I don't want to wait for you to die. I want your money now. Then he spent all the money living a bad life. I have often thought about why the father would love and forgive someone who had hurt him so much. Then I thought of my kids. If I can love them with my flawed sinful nature, how much more love and forgiveness comes from our Heavenly,perfect Father.

This week's challenge is to make a card that moves. For example: viewmaster, pop up, slider, gel, etc.Pizzaz AplentyI made my card a telescoping card. If you would like to view the tutorial on how to make a telescoping card on Splitcoaststampers it is HERE.


  1. Oh, I love it. Another one I have never tried and now want to! I will be challenging myself this summer I think! Great words this week too - I remember the teen-age years very well, I am just now leaving them. Have a great week!

  2. Marilynn, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful handmade flowers! Love this style of card--great choice *Ü* Hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. Beautiful card, MariLynn. Love the colours you have chosen, and it is nice to see your unique touch on this with a forth layer.

  4. What a great idea, I need to try one of these. And yes, teenagers can be trying, but they pass through that phase and regain the use of their common sense! :) Hope you're having a good week!