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, January 30, 2013

Scripture Series: No Weapon Formed Against Us Card---Get Ready for an Inspiring Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, Crafty people!  It's almost the end of the month and boy, I don't know where the time went.  The more I try to get things done, the more the time is slipping by.  I'm having a hard time catching up.  But when I feel overwhelmed, I just rest in my Savior, Jesus Christ, and He surely give me some peace of mind.

Anyway, we have a great Word Art to share with you for free at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Blog.  My card features the verse from Isaiah 54:17 which is among my favorites in the Bible. I always speak this promise of the Lord in  my daily life especially after we've experienced the trauma of having been broken into nearly 2 years ago.  If you haven't experienced the same circumstance in life, I don't know how to describe to you how violated we felt and if God didn't sustain us, I don't know how long before our lives would go back to normal.  A few minutes after we discovered what had happened, as we arranged what was left of our belongings back in place, God gave me a word in the midst of my emotional chaos...He said, "Be still and know that I am God!"  (Psalm 46:10a)  In a comforting tone, I heard the voice of the Lord spoke to me and I knew at that perfect moment, He had our backs and He would be the One to fight our battles!  He also gave us Psalm 91 which you need to read.  These promises of God carried us through even to this moment.  I will forever be grateful for all that Jesus has done for us---He has done great things!  This was just one of the many testimonies I can share about the faithfulness of God to those who have put their trust in Him.  Surely, what the Word of God says is true...

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

This means that though we experience trials in many ways, it's in those times that we learn to trust God more thereby, strengthening our faith in the One Who is able to deliver us.  It's in those trying times that we get to know His goodness, love, power and deliverance that no matter what the world says, no one can take that experience away from us.  We serve an awesome God and anyone who have given their lives to Jesus Christ who have passed through many trials in life can attest to the goodness of our Lord.  He is mighty to save!

So, here's my card featuring the free Word Art.  I used my Paint program to alter the color of the font to match the Sepia color effect that I want to achieve with this creation.  The wonderful image is from Mo Manning Digi Stamps called "Mummu,"  that I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  I used a 5" X 7" pre-cut Kraft card base from Paper Studio Value Pack.  The DP is from My Minds Eye, the heart gems from Imaginisce and the photo corner dies were die-cut with an MS Punch.  I  decided to make this monochromatic card (instead of my colorful, bright colors) because it will give more emphasis to my image and the verse which are both a knock-out.  Combined with stitching all over this card, I am pretty happy with the results.  What do you think?


 NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US CARD:


  NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US CARD LAYERS:


  NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US CARD INSIDE:


 NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US CARD WITH ENVELOPE:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Bearly-Mine---Hearts Galore (1/2)
TTCRD---Anything Goes (1/2)
Twisted Tuesday---Anything Goes (No Twist)
Gingerloft---Love is in the Air
OSAAT---Use a Digi(1/3)
Paper Make-Up Stamps---Hearts (no limit)
Love to Create---Anything Goes with Sentiment (1/3)
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Pink Elephant---Hearts
Lady Anne's---Stamp Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes (no limit)
Crafts and Me---Your Favorite Embellishment ( I love gems especially the hearts here)
Sisterhood of Crafters---Heart
Stampavie and More---Love
Crafting Cafe---Anything Goes
Creative Craft---Bling it Up
Mygrafico---Anything Goes
Digistamps4joy---Anything Goes
Southern Girls---Get Krafty
Die Cuttin Divas---Anything Goes (The photo corners were die cut with MS Punch)

So, are you in the mood to win some cool prizes?  Don't delay, create a project with the Word Art,  hop on over at WAW and join our Anything Goes Challenge.  Now, you don't need to use the Word Art to join.  You can also submit projects (up to 5 entries per person) with an uplifting message and still win a prize if chosen.  We also choose a "Top 3" which will be joining the other winners gathered in the other weeks and a monthly winner of a Digi Set from Daydream Designs can be won.   Cool, huh!  Anyway, let Jesus inspire you as you go about your week.  Happy crafting!

32 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this. I love how that old lady shows us that we just have to enjoy life and trust God and that there is no weapon that can stand against us. Wow!!

    Have a great day!

    Wendy

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  2. When I'm a fat old lady (hmm...not too far off), I hope that I am dancing like this. It really made me smile. Your art is such a blessing to my heart, JoAnn. I praise God for sending you into my life, and for the work you do for WAW. You bless so many people by using the talents God gave you, and I appreciate your art and your friendship more than you could ever know. Big hugs to you, my friend - my Sister.
    Karen

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  3. Jo Ann, this is gorgeous. I love how you've incorporated the scripture into your art.

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  4. oh wow this is lovely, fab colours and colouring too. Thanks for sharing at osaat . hugs trisha x dt

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  5. Oh Jo Ann this is such a cute & clever creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  6. Perfect sentiment with perfect image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

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  7. A gorgeous 'Mo' image that you've coloured beautifully and a perfectly place sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie

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  8. Wow! This is really beautiful Jo Ann, lovely inside and out:)..
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  9. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  10. Fabulous card and passage, love your colouring! Thanks for joining in with the Get Krafty challenge at Southern Gorls

    Sue xx

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  11. Beautiful card & sentiment Sweetie.
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Cafe Challenge x

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  12. Great card! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Get Krafty Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love your card, Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this weekl.

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  14. JoAnn
    Hi, such a frisky, fun card but the message remains clear! You really are an amazing artist. JoAnn I like your work. I love your testimonies each week.
    Psalm 23 Blessings
    Carole
    PS I love it when I hear that still small voice say, " all is well", or "I will never leave you nor fasake you," and as you know the list goes on.

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  15. Beautiful card Jo Ann. Fab coloring and scripture. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  16. Oh wow what a wonderful card. Love the card. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

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  17. Great card, great image
    Thank you for joining us at
    The Crafting Cafe
    Hugs Debbie DT

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  18. Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  19. I love what you have done with Mo's fabulous image your colouring is wonderful. All together a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

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  20. What a great card, such fun!
    Jackie DT member ds4j

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  21. Brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge. x

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  22. Beautiful creation!Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  23. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

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  24. I love this card! The image goes so well with the scripture! The image looks as though she is full of the Lord's joy and taking rest in His goodness and faIthfulness! Thank you so much for refreshing and uplifting us with God's word. You have truly blessed my day! I am so glad I came across your card at Make It Monday. Be Blessed!

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  25. I love the image you chose for this verse! Indeed when I am older, so should I be even more confident that NO weapon formed against me will ever prosper! No fear growing older!
    Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  26. Your coloring is amazing and love the verse! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

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  27. such a love one thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

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  28. Ohhh what a beautiful creation :-)
    Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge :-)
    Hugs from Karin

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  29. Love this image it is so sweet and coloured so beautifully. Thanks for sharing at Lady Anne's Challenges. hugs Trisha x

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  30. Hi Jo ann wow your cards are so beautiful I love the digi image! stunning work,

    vic

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  31. This the card I wanted! Can you tell me where you found the wordart, or are you creating this wordart yourself?

    Total Genius if this is your work! Please respond.

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