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, February 27, 2013

Scripture Series: God is the Strength of my Heart Card---Join us for an Inspiring Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hey there, Crafty friends!  It's Wednesday once again and time to showcase another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  This week is crazy busy for me having to make the first of the three cards for my Design Team projects.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by so much responsibilities that you're just stressing from thinking about it/them?  There's like a dozen crafts I wanted to get done but there's just no way they can all be accomplished.  When I experience moments like that, I just simply tell myself to switch my focus from relying on my own strength and abilities---instead look unto JESUS, the Author and the Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Wrapped in human flesh, we get tired and weary and though our minds can think of accomplishing a million task in a second or two, our bodies couldn't keep up.  So, I ask for supernatural power that comes from the Lord to sustain me that I may be able to accomplish the task He has set before me.  There's no task that is miniature or insignificant for the Lord.  I call on His Name for everything from faith moving mountain situations to as simple as asking Him to show me where I dropped a needle in the carpet.  He is constantly living inside of me and cares for me from the biggest to the littlest of things---He is my strength, living inside my heart and loves me forever.

This is the message of the scripture in Psalm 73:26,highlighted here today, available free for you to download at WAW.  I used an image that I got for free from Sureya called "Keicea."  I enjoyed coloring this great image with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  I added a touch of glitter to the center of the flowers in the image.  My base card is a white CS measuring 5.5-inches square.  I didn't use any design papers here, instead I stamped a couple of background images ("scribbles" from Tim Holtz stamps and the "flowers-butterflies" stamp from Inkadinkado rubber stamps) onto a CS and created my own DP's using different types of inks and colors.  I used an MS punch to die cut those borders, added some ribbons, white gems, a brad and a brown crochet flower that I made (and sell too!---Check "My Etsy" in my sidebar).  I added color to the sentiment using Paint, die cut it into a circle (as well as the circle behind the image) using my Circle Nestabilities (2nd and 3rd from the biggest) and added some inking using Tim Holtz Distress Ink---Frayed Burlap.  Lastly, I stitched all over this Card.  It came out wonderfully and I love it!


GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART CARD:

GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART CARD INSIDE:


 
GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART CARD INSIDE:
 

GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Crafts and Me---Dies or Punches
Divas by Design---Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle---Use 2 Different Kinds of Punches or Dies
Bearly-Mine---Anything Goes
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
MyGrafico---Anything Goes
Colour Q---Color Challenge
LadyAnne's Stamping---Use Stamp
Penny's Paper-Crafty---Use Your Favorite Color (My fave is Aqua Blue)
Ruby's Rainbow---In the Garden
Lady Anne's---Nana Vic's Anything Goes
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Oldie But a Goodie---Bright Colours (Ribbon is old)
Paper Pretties---Punches
Crafting for all Seasons---Dies and Punches
Joanna Sheen---Layer It Up
Dream Valley---Ribbon and Bling
My Craft Spot---Pop It Up!
Sweet Pea Stampers---Use a Digi

We have some great sponsors this week namely the Kraft Outlet giving away $15 gift certificate to one blessed winner.  Also, TEN (10) additional prizes are up for grabs this week from Scripture By Design - a wonderful Australia-based company.  So, what are you waiting for---create a project using the free Word Art available for you this week and link it to our WAW Challenge.  You don't have to utilize the Word Art if you are unable to but you can link all your other new projects (up to 5) as long as it's family friendly and has an uplifting message.  This is an Anything Goes Challenge so, you can be creative as you want to be.  Okay folks, have a Blessed Day and remember to thank the Lord each day for His love and goodness.  If you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and wanted to know Him more, I will be glad to share His wonderful works with you---Please message me!

23 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful and I love the sentiment and the circles.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Beautiful card, and I love the DP with the old text. Sending a hug.

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  3. Such a lovely card, Jo Ann. There are so many pretty details.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  4. wowzers what a great card! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you'll join us again.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  5. Wow, your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the layout.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the layout.

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  7. I forgot to mention that I saw your card on Make It Monday. :)
    Also, I *LOVE* the Saturated Canary image in your blog topper!

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  8. a wonderful psalm and a fantastic card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  9. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic! :) Thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

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  10. Stunning card and coloring Jo Ann. Popped over from MIM..Loz

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  11. Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  12. I'm back again...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Challenge too with your beautiful card.
    Wendy xx

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  13. Wow, beautiful card! The coloring is fabulous and love all the layering, texture and dimension!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. What a wonderfull creation. I love the punches and the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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  15. This is gorgeous. Love the image and beautiful Details.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  16. Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow Challenge xx

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  17. Beautiful card. Love your design and a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining us this month at Sweet Pea Stampers and hope you will join us again.
    Lozzy x

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  18. A gorgeous card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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  19. Hi honey, I saw your card on Make It Monday and had to pop over to take a closer look. I love how you've decorated the inside as well as the envelope. Fab colouring on her dress folds too.
    Annette
    xx

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    1. Great card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

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  20. This is such a fantastic card! Love your great coloring on the cute girl image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

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  21. Another lovely card, great design, love the circles and the sentiment. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne


    Lady Anne's Challenge

    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

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  22. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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