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?





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!


  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!

  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 ;)

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

    Cathy DT

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

    Shelly's Images DT

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    hugs Vicky xxx

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

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

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

  21. Great card - so fun and funky!

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


    Julie x

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

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

  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

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

  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.

  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:




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