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 24, 2012

Scripture Series: Where Your Treasure Is Pocket Card---It's time for Another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, fellas!  It's midweek and guess what?  It's time for another inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  I am blessed to highlight God's Word in my creations because I am able to get the scriptures that transformed my life to the reality of the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus shared to those who want to know Him in a personal and intimate way.  The Bible says,"Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).  The Bible is God's instruction to all of us and from Genesis to Revelation, it speaks about God's plan to restore humanity after  it's fall...It's all about Jesus and the Father's great love for us all.  

Anyway, just want to share with you the card I made featuring the free Word Art (Matthew 6:21) that is available for your download.  Just visit the Word Art Wednesday Blog and you can avail of this freebie.  You can use it in your projects and then, linked it up in our Challenge.  It's not mandatory to use the Word Art to join...If you have any creation with uplifting message, you are most welcome to join the fun.  We have great prizes available for the winner.  We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps so, here's my card highlighting one of our sponsor's images.  This one is called "A Little Birdie Told Me,"  which I colored with my ProMarker and Prismacolor markers.  For the base card, I tried using a lunch bag...yes, a LUNCH BAG!  I've seen a few projects that used it for mini albums but since I don't have the time to make one, I decided I will try a card.  it worked so well because the pocket that was created can be used to tuck in photos, tags, Bible verses or even a gift card...Awesome! It took a while to create because I had to mat everything to reinforce the card.  I used 2 DP's from K & Company and the Cloud DP is from my stash.  I added a red satin ribbon, shiny gems, a red crochet flower (I made and sell), gold glitters (Stickles) in the center of the flowers and a gold brad.  The "love sentiment" is a clear border stamp from Fiskars and the "Memories" sentiment is from Paper Studio. I also inked some of the panel's edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink---Walnut Stain.  Finally, I stitch all over this card...This came out bigger and bulkier than my usual cards and measured approximately 6.75-inch square so, I had to make an envelope-box that is .75-inch thick and nearly 7-inch square.  It took me sometime but this card looks wonderful. 





 I remember as a child being taught the verse in Luke 10:27a which says " “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind."  Although the religion I grew up with mentioned this from time to time, I didn't fully understand what this was all about till I entered into an intimate relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  He was the perfect example of this verse---how He loved the Father and obeyed His Will till His death on the Cross that when He rose again, He was given all power and authority which He then delegated to those who put their faith in Him.  Jesus' "TREASURE" is His Oneness with the Father and that wonderful relationship sustained Him even through temptation, pain and death.  So, what do we consider treasures in this life?  Is it your career, your status, power, good looks, wealth, just to name a few?  The Bible says in Luke 21:33, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."  This means that everything that man values in this earth will end and when it's time to leave this place, we cannot take anything so, I encourage you to place your heart in treasures that will not be destroyed---not temporary but eternal!  Jesus has the Words of Life.  Come to Him! 


  1. hi Jo Ann :) thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. This is absolutely beautiful!!! you are very talented :) x

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is wonderful! All your cards are such works of art. Glad to call you my sister in Christ.

  3. Lovely pocket card. I love the inside and all the bright colors.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  4. totally beautiful love love it - please come back to the next CIS paint challenge for sure awesome.

    Hugs Monica

  5. A lovely card and a great reminder!

  6. Beautiful pocket card with great design and coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

  7. Jo Ann...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creation for WAW this week. Just had to come tell you so. Your little birdie is so bright and happy as is the entire card. A gorgeous layout and every embellishment perfectly place. Just adorable all over!!!

  8. Hi Jo Ann, I had a little browse through your blog and all of your cards are wonderful. I also enjoyed reading what the Lord Jesus means to you, too. I love the fact that I have met so many fellow believers through my blog. God bless and thanks for your lovely comment! Kx

  9. Love this the colours are so cheerful - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky.

    Beccy x

  10. How sweet!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps!!

  11. Beautiful card Jo Ann :) Thanks for joining our Use a Ribbon challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox.

  12. Wow I love your card...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  13. Wonderful and inspirational . Beautiful inside and out .Love the bird and flowers on front ,Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  14. I looooooooooooove this so much! It's AMAZING! Thank you for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene ;D

  15. What a colorful card ! So glad you played along with us this week at The Kraft Journal !!

  16. A fabulous creation, thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  17. what a fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week and good luck - Jane x

  18. That's one cool pocket card!
    Thanks for studying along with us this week on CASE Study! :)

  19. Wow this is a really brilliant way of using a lunch bag! I'll have to keep this in mind!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Makeover this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  20. P.S. You may want to stop by my blog tomorrow night...I have something for you!
    Rene from MIM!

    1. Gotcha...I'll check tomorrow! Hugs!

  21. Love this verse!
    Your project is so beautiful, adorable and creative!!
    Thank you for joioning in on the challenge at CI paints!

  22. Hello Jo Ann - what a gorgeous card and such a pretty scene! Thanks for playing along at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  23. Stunning card. Love your colors and layout.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  24. WOW!!! Beautiful inside and out. So many fabulous details. I hope you have a great week!

  25. Your colouring is amazing! People should be more daring with colour.

  26. Your card is wonderful!
    Beautiful colors and so lovely details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stampavie and More.

  27. This card is just stunning as are all the rest of your cards, inside and outside. Thanks for playing along with us at the Perfect Sentiment Birthday Blog Hop. Good Luck!

  28. This is super cute and beautifully colored! So glad you played along in the Unity Opportunity 'Things in the Air' Challenge!
    ~JenMarie Taylor



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