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.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Moments That Take Our Breath Away Card---Join us for Anything Goes at MayzyArt!

Hi there, friends!  It's been a loaded week for me  having to do 3 different cards for my Design Teams.  That combined with the many other things I do at home, family, Church, friends---the list can be overwhelming.  There are times when I am faced with not knowing what to do with a project and it can be stressing especially if time is a factor.  That is the time I sit down, look at all the things I needed done and utter a prayer, asking Jesus to help me out.  To others, it may seem like not much of a need but having a relationship with my Savior and knowing Him through His Word (the Bible), I know that He delights when I go to Him for every thing that affects my life.  I may not see Him physically but He is with me 24/7, more than anyone will ever be.  He created me, thus, He knows me very well. He has empowered me with specific qualities and capabilities to fulfill the purpose He created me for and all I needed to do is to stay plugged into Him and see His power take effect in my life.  Discovering what He has already set for me is sometimes nerve-wracking but also exciting because no matter what life throws at me, I know I am not alone and He is always with me and in me...loving me unconditionally!  He is the Friend all of us will ever need!  His love is so great that He chose to die on the Cross to bring me back from death caused by rebellion, transformed me from my shameful state and made me His righteousness in Christ Jesus.  I am comforted by His promises in these Scriptures:

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."(Jeremiah 29:11)

"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)

So here's what I came up with after asking the Lord in prayer what to create.  I used a darling image from Beansie Doodles called "Spring Swing Rebekah" as the main image in this card.  Sharreldine, the Owner of the shop, is new in the digi stamp world so, Mayzy asked us to highlight her artwork in this week's Challenge at MayzyArt.  I colored this fab image with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers, die-cut the frame and the border using my Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge (love those loops) and laid them on a 5.5-inch Kraft card base.  The DP I used to paper-piece her dress is from my scraps and incorporated more Kraft, Aqua Blue and Black CS from Paper Studio for my panels and matting.   The flower was formed from 2 stamps---Scrappy Cat and Autumn Leaves.  The dot I stamped for the background is from TPC Studio, the swirls on the leaves which I die-cut with an MS punch is from Hot Off the Press.  The main sentiment is from Cloud 9.  I added some brads and glitters (Stickles-Diamond) to bling this up.  Finally, I stitched all over this card.  To find out how to join the MayzyArt Challenge and the rules, please visit the Blog.  Fabulous prizes awaits our winners.


 MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY CARD:


 MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY CARD LAYERS:


 MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY CARD INSIDE:


MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty---One for the Girls
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy---Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday---Free For All/No Twist
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky---Shoes
Crafts and Me---Favorite Embellishment (Brads)
Inky Impressions---Bingo (Flowers/Kraft/Die-cut or Punch)
Paper Crafting Journey---For a Girl
One Stop Craft---Anything Goes
Pin and Tack---Anything Goes
All Sorts---Lets Get Cute
Fussy and Fancy Friday---Circles
Crafting Cafe---Anything Goes
ABC---G is for Going Dotty
Stamp Your Life---Anything Love
Hanna and Friends---Anything Goes
Lady Anne's---Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy---Get to Cutting

I hope you enjoyed browsing on this inspiration card.  I am amazed how it turned out so wonderfully but it should not come as a surprise, God only creates beautiful things so, I am very grateful He helped me (like always) put this altogether.  So, when inspiration is nowhere to be found---look for the Author---Jesus Christ---and He's there to provide you for this lifetime and the everlasting.   Love to you all!

23 comments:

  1. Stunning card Jo Ann... love how you have decorated the inside too and made such a lovely envelope box.. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  2. Fabulous card, super design and colours. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love how you have embellished the card. The image and the coloring is perfect. Love the paper-pieced dress too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Alchemy :)

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  4. Stunning card Jo Ann. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  5. Such a beautiful card, love the design and your colours. Your image which you have coloured so well stands out as it should and I like how your sentiment is on the back ground paper. 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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  6. So very pretty. Love the way you colored her dress! Visiting from MIM :)

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  7. Great card Jo Ann with a wonderful design. Love how you've paper pieced her dress. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.Pat K.x

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful message! Blessings, Lisa

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  9. Ooops...You probably would like to know I found your through MIM.I love making the connections.

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  10. Sweet image Jo Ann and really pretty card.

    Thanks so much for joining in at our Oh so Cute theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  12. Thanks for entering our cute challenge at allsorts Tracy x

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  13. Gorgeous card and colors Jo Ann. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

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  14. Beautiful card Jo Ann! So glad you culd join us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. wow this is totally stunning - Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Inky Impressions xx

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  16. Stunning, and such beautiful colours! Popped over from MIM.
    Mandy x

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  17. Beautiful card love the image and die-cut frame and beautiful sentiment-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    carol DT x

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  18. Great card, love the image and such nice colours. Amanda x

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  19. Such a pretty card. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

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  20. Beautiful card- love the layout on your card- the colors are great. Fun to see you at MIM- I am # 82

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  21. This is so sweet and pretty, I love the use of colour and the design is gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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  22. So lovely. Thanks for joining Stamp Your Life!

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  23. Lovely.
    I came over from MIM for a look
    S xxx
    PS. I have Candy http://sandicatsworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/10000-candy.html

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