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.


Monday, December 31, 2012

Celebrate Christmas Time Easel Card...A Blessed New Year, Everyone!

Hi there, folks!  This is going to be my last post for 2012. In just a few hours, 2013 is coming our way.  So, it's the NEW YEAR! I see it as another chance to serve the Lord and further His Kingdom. I had a conversation with my son yesterday and mentioned to him that our life is just a breath away from eternity. That "one breath" separates us from a life where time matters to a life where no time is ever going to put us on hold. For those of us living, that should mean something. Being that God's holds our very life in the palm of his hands, it's an opportunity to fulfill the very purpose that God has prepared for us before the earth was even established. Through faith in what Jesus Christ has accomplished through the Cross, we are given another chance to proclaim the good message of grace and salvation to those who are lost so that they come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus as we see the end of this age coming to a close. For those who don't have Jesus as their Lord and Savior---those that don't have a personal relationship with Him---everyday of this New Year is an opportunity to know your Savior. You don't have to be educated to come to Him for it is written in 1 Corinthians 1:19 "For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." All that is required is a repentant and a humble heart in need of a Savior. For without the acknowledgement of sin, one need not repent and without humbleness, one cannot say that "Jesus is Lord" which is very important in accepting Christ in one's life for it is written in Roman 10:9 "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. If you are not sure you have prayed to accept Jesus Christ in your heart and had been born again as He told us in John 3:3, don't let the day go by without having a relationship with Him. For you never know when a day will be your last...

I want to share this Card I made just several days ago.  It's meant for Christmas but the image (from Sassy Cheryl's Digi Collection) is just so fun, he looks like he is ready for the New Year too. I colored him with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The DP's are from DCWV.  The base card is white CS cut to make a 5.5-inch easel card.  I added a sentiment that I got from a book called "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word" by Linda  LaTourelle and the "Celebrate" sentiment is from Studio G.  The die-cut/embossed shapes were cut using my Nestabilities dies.  After placing some dew drops and stitching all over, this card is finished!  Love the results...


 CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TIME EASEL CARD:


 CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TIME EASEL CARD LAYERS:


 CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TIME EASEL CARD WHEN CLOSE:


 CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TIME EASEL CARD WITH MESSAGE SPACE:


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TIME EASEL CARD WITH ENVELOPE:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Digital Tuesday---Layers
Make It Monday---Anything Goes 
Card Crafter's Circle---Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes 
Hiding in my Craft Room---Free Style
Pause Dream Enjoy---Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes (3/3)
Artistic Inspirations---Celebrations/Anything Goes 
    YIPPEE!  This Card won at Artistic Inspirations on 1/7/2013
Kaboodle Doodles---Anything Goes 
Paper Crafting Journey---Anything Goes 
TTCRD---Anything Goes 
Here Come the Boys---Anything Goes 
Aud Sentiments---Use Any Sentiment 
Squirrel and the Fox---Party Time
Pink Elephant---Anything Goes 
OSAAT---Use a Digi 
Little Miss Muffet---Anything Goes 
Stampin' for the Weekend---Anything Goes


Wow,  I still can't believe this is if for 2012 but looking forward to showcase more projects with inspiring messages as the Lord Jesus allows me for next year.  Have a wonderful night and thank God for another year.  God bless y'all! 

20 comments:

  1. Fun card, Jo Ann! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

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  2. Like the whimsy Celebrate New Year's Card. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes Challenge. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes and it ends today 1/1 at 10pm CT. Please enter & let them know I sent you.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT
    MFP SS Hostess

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  3. What a great image and easel card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

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  4. What a great image and fabulous colouring,love your easel style card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Remember, 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!

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  5. Fabulous card and colors.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

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  6. Gorgeous card and coloring Jo Ann. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  7. brilliant card love the image thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck emma xx

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  8. That's a really wonderful card. Love the beautiful layout.

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

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  9. I just recently discovered or started making Easel cards and I love them. Yours is very creatively done!

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  10. This is such a fun creative card! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comments. Happy New Year to you.

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  11. Love this fun card. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  12. Such a great fun card, love it !

    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles for this weeks challenge x

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  13. So funny card. I love colors. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
    Nathalie

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  14. Wow...what a great card. I love the colors you used to make this card Pop! Thank you for joining us this week at ARTistic Inspirations~Wendy, DT

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  15. Love your card... and it's matching envelope :-) Fab image and niced cheery colour scheme, it's perfect for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

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  16. This is great very bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing at challenges 4 everybody hugs trisha x

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  17. Fab image and papers and great colours . Thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations hugs Trisha x DT

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  18. Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

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  19. This is SUPER cute!! Thanks for playing with us at Hiding in my Craft Room!

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  20. Thank you for playing with us during out blog hop challenge at One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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