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, February 3, 2013

Not Perfect, Just Unique Card---Come and Join our Fun Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Good Sunday morning, everyone!  It is a day to meet up with fellow believers all over the world to bring praise and worship to the our Almighty God.  "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to the Name of God, Most High.  To proclaim His love and faithfulness in the morning and through the night." (Psalm 92:1-2).  So, what should I be grateful for today?  The fact that I am still alive and is able to share all His wonderful works to everyone who would listen.  That I can be His instrument to bless others in situations that I will encounter today.  For providing all my needs here on earth yet prepared a wonderful place for me in His Kingdom...there are just too many things to be thankful about.  But what gets me the most is that He loves me despite all my imperfections.  That I don't need to be anybody else just to merit His favor. That I just need to be myself---that which He created uniquely from anybody else.  There was no special formula or amount of work on our part to come to His presence.  It rest solely on the finished work of Jesus Christ!---Not in religion or any ways of man.  The Word of God says in Isaiah 64:6, "All of us have become like one who is unclean and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf and like the wind our sins sweep us away." To accept what Jesus has done for me and allowing Him to live inside my heart and be my Lord and Savior had brought new meaning to my life.  He has shown me not just to live in the "now" but to look forward to a future where time will not be a factor.  His Spirit inside of me transforms me from glory to glory and though I'm not perfect, He is working with me daily to be transformed in the image and likeness of Jesus.  So, if you have not done so, give Jesus a chance in your life...He is knocking at the door of your hearts.

So today, I want to share with you an inspiration card for another great Challenge happening at 613 Avenue Create.  It's an Anything Goes Challenge this week with an optional "Love" twist.  It can be a project about love or use something you love in the project---like for example:  techniques you love, embellishment, card lay-out, design, papers etc.  It's open for your interpretation.  In this Card, I used a QKR Stampede image called "Old Lady."  I paper pieced her clothes and colored her with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  All DP's are from K & Company which I laid and matted with coordinating color CS.  My base card is Kraft measuring 5.5-inches.  I incorporated some white gems and heart gems from Imaginisce, a gorgeous ribbon from my stash and a border die cut with an MS Punch.  I cut the circles using a MS Small Circle Cutter.  I added some Glossy Accents to the image's eyeglasses and glitters (Xmas Red and Silver Stickles) to her accessories.  And this is what I really love about this card---ready?  It's the sentiment I got free from Ginger's House.  Then, what was left was to stitch all over this card.  Love, love, love the results!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Great Impressions---Have a Heart (1/3)
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 (3/3)
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky---Shoes
Crafts and Me---Favorite Embellishment (White Gems)
Inky Impressions---Bingo (Flowers/Ribbon/Pink or Red)
Paper Crafting Journey---For a Girl
One Stop Craft---Anything Goes
Pin and Tack---Anything Goes
AllSorts---Let's Get Cute
Fussy and Fancy Friday---Circles
Crafting Cafe---Anything Goes
ABC---G is for Going Dotty
QKR Stampede---Love is in the Air
Hanna and Friends---Anything Goes
Simply Create Too---Valentine's Day or Hearts
Crafty Ribbon---Anything Goes with Ribbon

This is all for me today.  Hope you join the fun at our neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create!  Lots of prizes from our fabulous sponsors await our winners.  So, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to our Blog.  Have a blessed day and always remember that you can come to Jesus just the way you are.  Discover what is the true purpose of your existence.  He's the Only One with the answer---Whose the answer!


  1. Yourvcard is colorful and fun - love the sentiment!

  2. WOW a breathtaking creation. I just love the layout and that sentiment is just perfect with this image. Love how you have finished off the inside as well as the envelope!

  3. Hello Jo Ann. Your card and colors are Beautiful. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  4. Super card with a fun image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

    Pat xx

  5. Hilarious! Loving how you decorate the inside of your cards! Great job. Visiting from MIM :)

  6. Another uniquely stylish, beautiful card!

  7. Very cute card! Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  8. Another lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. I LOVE this card! You´ve made a wonderful, hilarious and bright card! And I think it´s fab that you have done the inside too and a envelope box for the card, perfect! I also love your stitching on the card. Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  10. Funny, love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at PCJ Challenges. --Christine

  11. What a fun project! Love the cute images and all the fabulous details. Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week. :)

  12. What a hilarious image!! Fantastic colouring, and I love your card design. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Alison x

  13. Great designed card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxx

  14. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "One for the girls" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  15. Another geat card love the quirky image and layout-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    carol DT x

  16. Very fun card! :) Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too


  17. Fab card and great colours, love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at challenges 4 everybody hugs trisha x

  18. Fabulous image and great card. Made me smile. 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.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  19. Oh my goodness what a fun card! It just makes me smile! I love all the bright colors and your attention to detail. You rock!

  20. This is a great card I love it. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

  21. Great image and card. Thank you for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. X

  22. Hahahaha, love this. Great image and sentiment and love that spotty ribbon. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge this time.
    Dawn xx

  23. That is a gorgeous project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge!

  24. LOL! I absolutely LOVE what you did with the image, and your sentiment is so perfect!!! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  25. Ha ha ha...this is ME, totally! Great card, and thanks for sharing it with us this month at the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge! Lovin' those wee hearts!

  26. What a fab card I love your colour combo, it goes perfectly with your scripture. Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Janet

  27. Your card is really funny, I like it very much! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

  28. Haaa, I love this image! Fun and bright and the sentiment is perfect! Definitely unique! So glad you joined us for our Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

  29. Great card, I love that image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

  30. Such a fun card x
    Thank you for joining in the challenge over at the Crafting Cafe x

  31. A beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe challenge xx



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