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, November 7, 2012

Scripture Series: In Everything, Give Thanks Card---It's Another Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, Crafty People!  I've been super busy the past couple of days making cards for a friend who asked me to make her 7 different cards in a week time.  Now, I struggled  because I don't really make 15 minute cards.  The elaborate ones usually takes me about 5 hours and the fastest I've ever made still took me about 2 hours.  So, I am exhausted but managed to squeeze this project with the others.  So, we have another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and that means that you are free to download the new Word Art we have in the site and it's a great verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18.  You can incorporate the Word Art in your project and enter it into our Challenge or submit a project that has an uplifting message.  

Here's my DT card for your inspiration today.  I used a wonderful digital image from Mo Manning Collection (did I tell you how much I love her images?) and since she is holding a blank poster, I decided to place the scripture Word Art in the space and I am very pleased with the results.  I colored the image with my ProMarker/Prismacolor Markers and added some glitters (Stickles-Diamond) on her skirt and the poster.  I used a pink, Aqua Blue and Kraft CS for base and matting and the wonderful DP is from Paper Studio.  I cut some circles with my MS Circle Cutter and embossed the pink circle with a Paper Studio embossing folder.  The lush crochet flower (color---Parakeet) is handmade by me (I sell those in my Etsy--see sidebar) and I added some ribbon and pink brad for added dimension.  I attached several white gems from Imaginisce and stitched all over this card.  I seldom use pink in my projects but I am glad the pink worked well here.  So, what do you all think?  This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

1.    Bearly-Mine---Anything Goes
2.    Everybody-Art---Embossing 
3.    Scrap-Crations---Do It Digi 
4.    Papelitos---Anything Goes 
5.    Papertake Weekly---Anything Goes 
6.    TTCRD---Anything Goes 
7.    My Mum's Craft Shop---Sentiments 
8.    Forever Friends---Anything Goes 
9.    ATC's and Cards with Attitude---Add a Sentiment
10.  Make it Monday---Anything Goes 
11.  Anything Goes---Anything Goes 
12.  Divas by Design---Let's Get Cute 
13.  House that Stamps Built---Anything that Gives Thanks 
14.  Kaboodle Doodles---Anything Goes
15.  MAWTT---Stitch-Up 
16.  Penny's Paper-Crafty---Lots of Layers 
17.  Pile It On---Make it Sparkle 
18.  Card Makin Mamas---Anything Goes
19.  Raise the Bar---Anything Goes 
20.  Catch the Bug Blog---Anything Goes 
21.  Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes 
22.  OSAAT---Anything Goes 
23.  Crafty Pad---Anything Goes 
24.  Lady Anne's---Anything Goes 
25.  Paper Pretties---Thank You Cards


 IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS CARD:


  IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS CARD LAYERS:


  IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS CARD INSIDE:


 IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

So, just saw the results of the election and I was very sad.  As a believer, my issue for choosing a President is not based on what benefit will I get, it's more on issues that are morally and spiritually inclined.  I need not elaborate but everyone who profess to have been saved by the blood of Jesus and know Him in a personal way and meditates on the scripture, will understand what  I am talking about so, right now, all I can do is pray...pray for our nation that spiritual eyes and ears will be opened for these are darkened times.  I asked God for enlightenment and He pointed me this verse we shared with you in my card.  It says to "Give thanks, in everything, for this is God's will in Christ Jesus concerning me."  I realized that my future does not depend on who runs this country.  Although I live here, my citizenship is in heaven and boy, there's  no shortage of supplies from where my Father rules.  His promises in His Word (Bible) are dependable and when He said to "Give Thanks," that only meant that He already planned my in and out and had equipped me with everything I needed to fulfill my purpose in this  place.  So, I take comfort in what the scriptures says in Psalm 23:4  "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."  ---Yeah...I can rest in that, Lord Jesus!  Yours be the glory!

31 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love how you fussy cut her out and that little bit of Kraft border around that..looks so GOOD! The crocheted flower has me drooling..LOL!
    Beautiful card you've designed here.


    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

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  2. Oh this is a great card, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

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  3. Lovely design, cute image, pretty papers & colors. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's.
    Hugs, Penny

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  4. This is absolutely adorable. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

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  5. Great card. Love the layer of it andthe image is just adorable. Great coloring.Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's anything monday.
    Rosie DT

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  6. Your card is beautiful - and your message is also my heart - God's ways are not my ways - I have to keep remembering that! He has a plan for me - a plan not to harm me but to give me a future and a hope - My prayer is come quickly Lord Jesus - I am so looking forward to heaven! Have a great day! Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gail...I know He is coming soon. He left us His blue print of things to come (Bible). But while we wait, we have to bebold in sharing the Gospel even now that we know there's not much time left. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. The mighty hand of God be your guide, always!

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  7. Stunning! I love the glitter on her skirt and that flower is just beautiful. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely card. Thanks to joining us at the Kaboodle Doodles.

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  9. Love it and especially the flower, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xx

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  10. This is too cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!
    ~ Michelle

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  11. Gorgeous card Jo Ann love the image and fabulous colour's and just love the flower thankyou for joining us this week at Bearly Mine Challenges
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  12. Beautiful card! What else can I say, it is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

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  13. Supercute card!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

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  14. This is such a great card. I love how you cut out the image. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

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  15. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!

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  16. Inside and out this is adorable! You've matched the blue crochet flower perfectly with your coloring of her skirt too! Fantastic! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

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  17. Such a lovely card Jo Ann !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  18. Oh wow this is so gorgeous . Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  19. I absolutely love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/11/52-card-pickup-week-45.html

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  21. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

    Bugaboo Stamps DT
    Jenn Zeeb

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  22. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

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  23. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

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  24. love that you matched everything and all the sparkle!!! thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you join again a new challenge will be posted tomorrow - Kimberly DT
    http://leokc34.blogspot.ca

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  25. Thanks so much for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug this week. It was fun. We hope you come back soon.

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  26. What a lovely card.. The crochet flowers are just beautiful and your image is delightful. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Sandy :)

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  27. Lovely! Love the sparkle and the crochet flower! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything Goes” themed Items Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  28. This is a beautiful card, thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog this week, hope to see you for the new challenge tomorrow.
    Manyd x (PPC DT)

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  29. I don't think I could tell you enough how much I love your work. You are an amazing talent and I am blessed to be on a design team with you. This is another gorgeous creation :)

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