THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Scripture Series: Commit Thy Works Unto the Lord Easel Card...Join us at Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

A Blessed Day, everyone!  You thought I have forgotten my blog?  Not at all.  Just had a hectic schedule as I prepare a few cards for the 2 new groups that asked me to join their DT teams.  I still could not believe all these wonderful opportunities to share my artwork and inspiration to all you great Crafters out there.  In fact, I am still doing a happy dance...LOL

Anyway, I've just joined the talented bunch of ladies as DT at Word Art Wednesday and they sure made me feel very welcome.  See what they share about me here.  They're among the sweetest people I've met in the Crafting world and I know that I will have a wonderful time working with them.  As my intro project, I am using the Bible verse at Proverbs 16:3 which comes as a free Word Art to anyone who wants to download it and use it for our new Challenge starting today. The main image is from Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps that I colored with ProMarker and Prismacolor markers.  I embossed my panels with a Cuttlebug and Paper Studio embossing folders, die cut with my Nestabilities and punched the butterflies with an MS Stamp and Punch.  I inked my edges with Broken China Distress Ink, added some glitters (Stickles) on the butterflies, incorporated a satin ribbon and placed several white gems from Imaginisce.  The sentiment, located at the message space,  is from Studio G.  Lastly, I included my favorite embellishment of all...sewing all over, in and out this Card.  I hope you're blessed with the message this Card imparts and would be glad to hear your comments.  So, hop on over at Word Art Wednesday and see what the other DT's came up with and join in the fun!  This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

1.    All Sorts featuring "Layers"
2.    Poodles Parlour featuring "Here Comes the Girls" 
3.    Robyn's Fetish featuring "More than One Fold" 
4.    Card Caravan featuring "Pop It Up" 
5.    House of Gilli featuring "More than One Fold" 
6.    Old Back Porch featuring "Anything Goes" 
7.    Clearly iStamp featuring "Leaves"

COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD EASEL CARD:


  COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD EASEL CARD WHEN CLOSE:


  COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD EASEL CARD LAYERS:


  COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD EASEL CARD WITH MESSAGE SPACE:


COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD EASEL CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

So, I was pondering on the scripture I shared in this card (Proverbs 16:3) and God reminded me of another verse in Philippians 4:13 that says:  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Then, He took me to another verse in John 15:5 in which Jesus had spoken: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  These led me to believe that its only through JESUS (our Lord and Savior) that we can find meaning and purpose for everything we plan to do.  He is the Supplier, the Source, the very Power that makes all things possible.  Have you committed all your efforts to the Lord?  The first step is to know the love and compassion He has shown you through His sacrifice on the Cross.  Know that no matter what happened in your past, He is always willing to forgive and to receive you when you come with a humble heart.  He is just a prayer away!

26 comments:

  1. Stunningly beautiful easel card Jo Ann with so many adorable details!
    Thanks for entering our layers challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  2. Just a stunning card. You have such an eye for design and color. Beautiful!

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  3. AMEN! Congratulations~looking forward to seeing more of your work. This card is beautiful in color and design. ;)

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  4. Very nice card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

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  5. Hi JoAnn,
    Welcome to the Word Art Wednesday design team!! Being a member of the WAW DT has truly blessed me and I pray that it will be a blessing to you as well. Your easel card is beautiful!! Love all the different layers and how you spotlighted the word art.

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  6. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

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  7. Well, I was going to say that your card is stunningly beautiful but that would be repeating previous comments. So I will just say that your card is the most beautiful card I have seen in some time. It certainly surpasses anything I've made. Welcome to the Word Art Wednesday Design Team, I am going to look forward to seeing your creations.

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  8. How fab is this easel card. Love the image and detail. Saw this over at MIM.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  9. Jo Ann, your card is beautiful!! Funny, I had just ordered some Sassy Cheryl's Digis myself in the last week, they are really cute! I recognized your image right away!! Great job coloring! Thanks for playing with us over at The Poodles Parlour!! (I just joined them as a 1st time ever DT member!!) It's fun and exciting!! Good Luck!

    Patty

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    1. Patty...Congratulations on your first DT work. The days get a bit hectic but I'm meeting new friends so, that is the exciting part!

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  10. Beautiful cards and blog, I just found the word art wednesday challenge and I plan on playing along this week. I appricate the additional sriptures you shared with your post today.

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    1. I am glad that the additional scriptures inspire you. God bless!

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  11. Beautiful card. Love all your work.

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  12. Really beautiful card JoAnn! You're already on a roll @ Word Art Wednesday!! Welcome.

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  13. Oh my word hunnie, this is just gorgeous...I love all your embossing and beautiful colouring...and such lovely words...
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xxx

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  14. To all my Co-DT's at WAW, you are truly awesome and your support is impeccable. I hope to get to know all of you better in the next few weeks. The blessing and favor of the Lord be upon y'all always!

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  15. Thanks a lot, ladies, for all the wonderful comment here. You don't know how excited I am to read your comments. You are all so sweet! Thanks for dropping by.

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  16. Your card is fantastic. I saw this on MIM..faye

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  17. This is just gorgeous Jo Ann and your coloring is amazing! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  18. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-37.html

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  19. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  20. This is so nice. So cute design. I have worked for the Plastic Cards Printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. I appreciate this.

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  21. Awww, this is so sweet Jo Ann! Perfect for our challenge at PTW :)

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  22. What a stunning card , I just love your colouring and embossing.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!

    Hugs,
    Linda
    squirrelsnippets.blogspot.com.au

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  23. Wow! That is a piece of Art! Like that textured background. Just enough to give it umph without taking from the beautiful image.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

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  24. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

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