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.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

I Lost Myself Somewhere Card---Join us at 613 Avenue Create, A New Challenge On the Block!

Hi there, folks! I'm back today for another wonderful Card showcase...This time, we are giving birth to a new Challenge blog called 613 Avenue Create.  Today is our first Challenge and I am proud to be among the first designers to get the ball rolling.  Our sponsor today is no other than Bugaboo Stamps (one of my favorites digi stamps site!) and I made a project out of Grumpy Gertrude-GPS.  This stamp has so much character in it that I could not resist but use it on my first Avenue project.  

Well let's see,  everyone knows about what you call a "Senior" moment, right?  It's when you start to become forgetful and a bit disorganized in your thoughts.  While I am not in that age yet, I surely feel like Gertrude in this card at times.  Yes, there were a few times I forgot where I parked my vehicle, have forgotten what I needed to get while I was in a room and walking back and forth just to remember where I have placed something that I thought I hid in a safe place...LOL.  It's funny but oh, so true for many of us...I remember when I was younger and thinking what I will become 30-40years down the road and you know what, I would not change a single thing because everything that happened to me was for a reason.  All those ups and downs of life have made me who I become and the trials of life had made me cry out for a Savior---Jesus Christ! (Romans 8:28) I knew now that if I didn't answer His call when I was 20 years old, I could not have been alive at this day.  My darkened life has been translated into light...My mourning into dancing! (Psalm 30:11) I now have every reason to live and that is to bring glory to the One who saved me---Jesus! (Philippians 3:14)  I know that as I gently age in the body, I am marching strong to the eternal life where He has prepared a place for me.  And oh, what a beautiful place it will be when the time comes.  But for the meantime, I rely on the Lord for every moment, pray for His guidance and rely on His love and grace to carry me through every forgetful moment I encounter...LOL. I want to share with you this scripture:

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." (1 Peter 2:9)

So, here is my Card...I used ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir to color this cute image.  The base card is Kraft paper cut to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from K & Company.  I used the biggest Nesties "Labels One" for the die-cut shape, flowers are from Scrappy Cat that I stamped and cut, other stamped images are from Fiskars and Recollections stamps and the main sentiment (which I think is just so funny!) is a freebie from Ginger's House.  I also used Glossy Accents for the image's glasses to give it more depth and as I always do, I stitch all over this card.  So, what do you think about this creation?


 I LOST MYSELF SOMEWHERE CARD:


 I LOST MYSELF SOMEWHERE CARD LAYERS:


 I LOST MYSELF SOMEWHERE CARD INSIDE:


I LOST MYSELF SOMEWHERE CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments---New (New stamps)
Papertake Weekly---Anything Goes 
TTCRD---Anything Goes (2/2)
Pink Elephant---Anything goes 
Crafty Creations---Anything Goes (2/2)
Inky Impressions---Anything Goes 
Stampin' for the Weekend---Anything Goes 
Crafts 4 Eternity---Something New (New Digi Stamp and Clear stamps)
Crafty Catz---Anything Goes 
Catch the Bug---Anything Goes 
Spark Your Creativity Now!---Anything Goes 
2 Sisters---Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede---Anything Goes 
Totally Papercrafts---Something New (New Digi Stamp and Clear Stamps)
Fresh Brewed---Anything Goes 
Sassy Studio Designs---Something Old/Something New (Old DP's, New Digi Stamp)
Dream Valley---Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenge---Out with the Old (The DP's and brads are more than a year old)
Shelly's Images---Anything Goes

This is all I have for the meantime and I hope that you all are having such a wonderful Sunday.  In a moment I will be meeting up with the Body of Christ to give praise and glory to His Name!  I am so excited and can't wait to see what God will do today.  He is pure awesome!

29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is just too cute! The sentiment is perfect for that stamp. I've had fun looking around yourblog. All of your cards are beautiful. I am so jealous of your talent!

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  2. This is suuuuch a cute card! I really love that image with this sentiment. Great to have you on the team. Fellow DT sister ;)

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  3. Your card is beautifully designed. The coloring and layering are fantastic :)

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  4. Your beautifully colored card has lovely layers and colors :)

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  5. Fabulous card Jo Ann. I LOVE the picture and sentiment..Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  6. Gosh this card is scary cause I'm getting closer and closer to being like this. LOL Lots of fun! Saw this a MIM. TFS!

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  7. This is a fab card sweetie. It would go down well here where I live as they are all like this. I am the baby of the apartment block. Lol!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT
    xxxxxxx

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  8. Hi Jo Ann how great is your card, fun stamps and great text. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

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  9. I love this, your card is fabulous and always I love to see matching envelope....Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  10. Wonderful card! I love the sentiment too. I feel that way so many times too. Thanks for joining us at SSD! Good luck! Hugs, Robin

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  11. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Your papers, those signs...this is just fabulous! LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

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  12. Fantastic job...always love to see your work. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

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  13. Wow! fabulous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

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  14. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

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  15. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  16. what a fun card. This is just ace!! Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xxx

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  17. A great fun card, love it!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  18. Hi Jo Ann
    A fabulous and wonderful card thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  19. It's such a fun card, and the sentiment matches your choice of image perfectly!

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  20. This is a Fantastic and funny Card. Really Cute! thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.

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  21. Great card - so fun and funky!

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

    Hugs

    Julie x

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  22. Fabulous card and colors. Visited from MIM..Faye

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  23. Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  24. totally fab sweetie!
    So love that wee image and your colouring is fab!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenge!
    hugs Mel xxx

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  25. Hi Jo Ann, Just popping in from Make it Monday. Really great card, and your coloring is superb.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  26. Just popping in to let you know I featured your card on my blog Monday as my POTW from last weeks Make It Monday entries.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  27. Jo Ann~I am hopping around to all of 613 Avenue Create's DT to tell them how much I love their cards. Yours is SO cute. I am already one of your followers. If you would like to follow me too I would be delighted! You can check me out here:
    http://scrapclose2theheart.wordpress.com/

    Hugs~Patti

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