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, October 31, 2012

Scripture Series: Come Boldly to the Throne Center Step Card---Another Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...

Hi there, Crafters all over the world!  It's Wednesday and what else could be exciting but to find new inspirations for our creativity.  We have a great Challenge waiting for you at Word Art Wednesday and we start by giving away a free Word Art that you can use in your projects. If you chose to play with us and link your creations, you get a chance to win a prize by next week. Awesome, right?  Now, we always play Anything Goes so, if you have other inspiring sentiments in your projects and don't want to use the free Word Art, you can still join the fun.  

For my DT card, I have created this heartfelt  Center Step Card featuring the free Word Art.  I felt that this is the best image I can attach to the wonderful scripture message this week.  This cute digi is from Mo Manning Collection and is called "John Praying."    I colored him and his Teddy with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  My DP's are 2 from Martha Stewart and 2 from K & Company including the flowers that were cut-up from the DP.  My card base is a 5.5" Kraft CS...Other CS are Aqua Green, Dk. Brown and more Kraft.  I added some Nestabilities "Lacey Circles "die-cuts" utilizing 2 of the biggest in the set.  For added dimension, I attached several brads and brown "Hotfix" gems and bring them altogether with some stitching.  Finished size was more or less 6.5" (square).   I honestly love how this turned out.  This was my first attempt making a Center Step Card although I had the template for a couple of years now.  I did the Side-step, the Step Card but not this one...All I know is that I was so inspired by the image and the message that I had to take on a new card design and bring the best in this creation.  Thank you, Lord Jesus, for you are my true inspiration. This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

1.    Lady Anne's featuring "Anything Goes"
       YIPPEE!  I won the Challenge at Lady Anne's...
2.    Crafts and Me featuring "Bling It Up" 
3.    Digistamps4Joy featuring "Bingo with a Difference"  (Applied Horizontal Line 1)
4.    Fab 'n' Funky featuring  "Die-cuts/Punches"
5.    Inky Impressions featuring "Lots of Layers" 
6.    My Mum's Craft Shop featuring"Bold and Bright"
7.    Paper Shelter featuring "Anything Goes" 
8.    Creative Card Crew featuring "Fancy Folds" 
9.    Die Cuttin Divas featuring "Anything Goes"
10.  Bearly Mine featuring "Flowers Galore" 
11.  TTCRD featuring "Anything Goes" 
12.  Love to Create featuring "Lots of Layers"
13.  Stampin' for the Weekend featuring "Anything Goes"
14.  Challenges 4 Everybody featuring "Anything Goes" 
15.  Corrosive featuring "Know When to Fold 'Em" 
16.  Old Back Porch featuring "Anything Goes" 
17.  LEJ Designs featuring "Anything Goes" 
18.  Totally Stampalicious featuring "Anything Goes" 
19.  Card Makin Mamas featuring "Anything Goes 
20.  Whoopsi Daisy featuring "Punch It Out"


COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE CENTER STEP CARD:


 COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:


 COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS:


 COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE:


COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

So, here in the United States, we are currently holding our Presidential election (early voting on-going till the 2nd of November) which culminates on election day, November 6.  This will be my first time to vote for a President of this country since I became a citizen a few years ago.  I value this opportunity knowing that many people don't have the same privilege in other countries.  I also believe that this election is a significant one.  I believe our choices will determine the course of this country and since I care for the future of my kid and future grand kids and the generations following,  I am not taking God's Word for granted.   I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat.  I am, however, a CHRISTocrat!  I believe Jesus Christ is the Only One who has the power to save this country and anybody who put his/her trust in Him will find great comfort from  the Only One in Whom all blessings flow.  I vote for the God of the Scriptures, not just any opinions of man.  So, the Word Art I shared with you in this post tells me to come  BOLDLY (with confidence---having been washed clean by the blood of the Lamb) to the throne of God Almighty through His Son, Jesus Christ.  For there, I can expect forgiveness and mercy, comfort and peace even in times of chaos and uncertainties.  This is the time to pray and intercede in behalf of our country.  The Bible says, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)...No matter what happens, Jesus is our Only Hope!  I am voting this week, hope you do the same...God bless!

33 comments:

  1. Jo Ann...another piece of amazing artwork. Every detail is just gorgeous. What a beautiful card design for your image and embellishments. Fantastic!

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    1. Aww, what a nice compliment Diane. I too, admired your calendar. Have been wanting to make a complete Calendar but never got into it...LOL God bless!

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  2. This sweet digi is just perfect for this scripture, and you've put it all together just beautifully, Jo Ann. Every week, you just WOW me more and more, and I'm so grateful to have you use your talents for the glory of the Lord through Word Art Wednesday. I am excited for you to get to vote for the President for your first time. It is a privilege in this country that we need to be grateful for. Unfortunately neither of the candidates is aligned with me religiously, but I do feel that Mitt Romney has more of the same morals and values that I, as a follower of Jesus Chriist, have and that he may just be what we need to point our country back to God - back "to the right" as the Bible says. Hopefully, God will have mercy on us even though we don't deserve it as a country, and that God will allow us to get back on track morally through Romney's leadership. That is my prayer. I hope you're doing well. I know how busy you've been lately, and I wish I could assure you it will all slow down, but in life - it just seems to keep spinning. Hold on tight to the Lord, and enjoy the ride. God is SO GOOD!
    Thanks for all you do, and may you be blessed in the journey.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Karen L

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  3. Hi JoAnn! Me again....just wanted to let you know that you made the Top 3 at The Kraft Journal. Thought you might want to know. Congrats! I told you that your art is awesome!!!!
    Blessings,
    karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I happened to find out yesterday. Sure appreciate your reminder as I don't often check...LOL

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  4. Such a beautiful card which emanates love. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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  5. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  6. Super cute and very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  7. Sweet, sweet card, Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's challenge.

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  8. WOW! Gorgeous step card. Great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

    Karen

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  9. This is a super card and just perfect for our challenge this week at MMCS. Thanks for joining in and hope to see you again
    x catherine

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  10. What a gorgeous card, love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Babette

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  11. So precious Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    cardsbyladyanne

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  12. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  13. What a great card! I love the image and all the stitching you added to the edges. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

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  14. Such a sweet image. Your sewing is so perfect and your scripture is so great with the image.

    Thanks for joinins us at creative Card Crew.

    Mari

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  15. What a lovely image. Coloured beautifully and great layout and design.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter 'Anything goes' challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  16. Such a pretty card, the image is very sweet too. Thank you for linking up with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

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  17. A very lovely looking card. Fabby colouring and lovely design. THanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  18. Gorgeous card love your image and your sweet flowers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

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  19. a beautiful card !! thanks for joining us at BMC this time
    hugs
    laney

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  20. An adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol DT x

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  21. Wow, absolutely beautiful! This sweet little boy is adorable. Your coloring of him is fantastic! I love all the layers and textures.

    Have a great day!

    Cassandra

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  22. Beautiful design..I love the card.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create.
    Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

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  23. This is Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge for our Lots of Layers Challenge! Can't wait to see what you'll create next week!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  24. Gorgeous card! I love the image and colour combo :)

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

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  25. This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  26. Oh this is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. NancyD

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  27. A gorgeous card and I love the image and the scripture! Thanks for sharing this with us at LEJ Designs!

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  28. Fab card with a super cute image. I love stepper cards - my last one was a disaster though!!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!

    Hugs

    Julie x

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  29. Stunning! Thank you for sharing this at Friday Sentiments :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything But A Card challenge here:
    http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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  30. Hi Jo! What an inspirational card you made! I am encouraged by your testimony. Thank you for sharing this with us at Digistamps4Joy!

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  31. Fab card. LOVE the design, lovely!Thanks for joining us over at CMM. Hugs Eva xx.

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