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 13, 2013

Scripture Series: Let Us Love One Another Stair Step Card---Join and Inspire us with Your Creation at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone and I'm back with another post highlighting the card I made for this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  It's been a busy, busy week and there's a lot more things to be done that sometimes, I would like to panic but that's the good thing when the Lord is on my side.  I don't walk with my own strength for He is my strength.  The Bible tells every person that put their faith in Jesus Christ this very compelling verse:  

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."  (Galatians 2:20)

I know that every move I make is guided by the Lord and that even in failures, things work together for the good for those who love Jesus and live according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  Every idea, plan, inspiration I have in making my projects comes from the Lord and I will always be grateful for today's card is not an exception.  I am sure we all have moments when there's just no idea flowing and it happens to me when I have a lot in my plate.  After calling on Jesus for help,  He is always faithful to always be there every moment of my life.  He is awesome.  

Okay, so today's free Word Art ( you can download by visiting the WAW Blog) is taken from 1 John 4:7 asking us  to "love one another as a testimony that we belong to God and that we know Him.".  The ways of the world is totally opposite from the ways of God.  Before we came to the saving knowledge of Jesus, we rely on our feelings to prove love or the lack thereof.  Yet the example of Jesus Christ best show what love truly is all about---it is a choice and acting on that choice.  The Bible said that "while we were sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8).  I thank Him that He didn't wait for us to clean up our act before He paid the ultimate price for our salvation for there is no such time we would be able to clean up ourselves apart from God.  It was a hopeless situation that only God can fix.  Although He paid for everyone's sins by dying on the Cross, the sad thing is that only those that accept that sacrifice He made for everyone can take advantage of it.  Human beings, like in the old times, still think they can buy their own salvation by following man-made religions instead of the Only Way God has graciously given.  We owe it to ourselves to know the "Truth" so, we need to test every belief system that tries to captivate our minds through the magnifying lens of the Scriptures.  You'd be surprised what you'll find out by doing some research.  "God is Love"---not "love is God." The world thinks that love is what makes a person feel good and that it is alright to sacrifice moral principles and other rights in order to obtain such "love."  Yet this kind of love has a selfish origin unlike the love of God---Holy and True!  And just as Jesus showed us, we are to show the Jesus kind of love to every person we come across each day.  

So, here's my inspiration Card for this week's WAW Challenge.  I used a couple of my Magnolia images (Tilda and Edwin with hearts) to make a Stair-Step Card.  I colored these cuties with my Promaker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers with some paper-piecing.  The card measure approximately 5.5-inch on each side and I used a Kraft CS as base card together with a Moss green CS for my panels and matting.  All the DP's are from K & Company, the flowers from Prima with various colored brads in it's center.  I used three Nestabilities dies for the die-cut shapes (Lacey Labels One, and Circle), used my Tag Curler which I had for years and used for the first time today to attach the metal tag to my satin ribbon, added some glitters (Diamond-Stickle) to the flower petals, placed several white gems all over this card and of course, the stitching.  I made sure there's a space at the back of the creation to write a personalized message but just didn't take a picture to show you here.  Again, I thank the Lord for the inspiration and the strength to make this at such a hectic time.   He is always faithful!  Would love to hear your comments on this creation.






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Little Red Wagon---Love
Crafty Bloggers Network---Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations---Anything Goes
Inky Impressions---Ribbon or Twine
Make My Monday--- Add a Charm
Tuesday Throwdown---Anything Goes
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo---Valentine
Timeless Tuesday---Put Your Heart On It
Ribbon Carousel---Love is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday---Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Card Mania---Love I'm Feeling
Craft Your Passion---My Valentine
Digi Darla's---Be My Valentine
Kaboodle Doodles---Valentines
Love to Create---Feelin' the Love
Pink Elephant---Love is in the Air
Come and Get It---Love is in the Air
Dream Valley---Valentines
QSAAT---Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays---Love is in the Air
2 Sisters---Hearts
One Stop Craft---Love is in the Air
Crafts 4 Eternity---Be my Valentine
Totally Paper Crafts---Valentines or Love

Make sure you download the free Word Art at WAW Blog.  We would love for you to create something with it and link it up to our Challenge.  Another way to join us is by linking up to 5 projects per Challenge that features a family friendly and uplifting sentiments and you may win some fabulous prizes from our sponsors this week---Fred She said and Prairie Point Junction.  So get some Crafting juice flowing and remember to call on the Lord for inspiration.  Have a wonderful week, everyone!


  1. This definitely has the wow factor. Love the beautiful little scene you have created here.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Jo Ann, this is gorgeous! Lovely and vibrant creation~

  3. wow beautifully coloured images and beautiful papers on this great stepper card-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

  4. Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful. I love the design with those gorgeous images, wonderful colours and a very special verse
    Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

  5. What a lovely and bright creation! LOVE the darling images and your bold colors are wonderful! Beautiful verse, too! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Your card is just adorable.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  7. Lots of work and love went into this card. Very pretty. It caught my eye on MIM.

  8. Gorgeous shaped Valentine card! Beautiful scene and details. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs xx

  10. Great step card, Jo Ann! Love your fussy cutting on the images. I'm just tickled that you played along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie TT DT

  11. Cute card - love the colours you've chosen!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for out Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you can join us again next week!



  12. Welcome to the "My Valentine" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... I really like folded cards and this is a beautiful version of the step cards! The detail is wonderful!
    Good luck Jo Ann! I look forward to seeing your creation next week!

    CYP Design Team
    Personal blog: RubberMAD

  13. Fabulous stepper card, love your images and lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
    Natx GDT

  14. This is just adorable! I love this type of stepped card and yours is just excellent! Your coloring is impeccable as well! Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining in over at Sentimental Sundays!!


  15. Aww, how gorgeous is this scene you have created, so much wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  17. I love your cards and this one is super cute. Your digi couple is adorable and the design is awesome. So happy you joined us at Top Tip Tuesday JoAnn!!

  18. Lovely card, thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC xx

  19. I love your stair step card and the images are super sweet. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion with our "My Valentine" Challenge.
    Anita DT CYP

  20. Wonderful step card, great design & lovely embellishments!

    So glad that you joined us for the Challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

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    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´Shell in Alaska♥

  21. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

  22. Oh what a stunner! Love the colours and details. And the scripture makes it extra special. Thanks for joining our challenge. We'd love to see you again next week. … x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  23. Wonderful stair step technique card!! So pretty and well put together! Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

  24. Very sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  25. This is smashing Jo Ann, I saw it on the WAW blog and loved how colourful it was.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  26. This is just FANTABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  27. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  28. I loove multi fold cards! You did a stunning job! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge blog!

    Mei - LTC DT

  29. What a gorgeous card! I just love the vibrant colors you've used. Thank you for the reminder to continually turn to Him for inspiration and guidance. I often forget to turn to Him for help, so it's nice to read little reminders to do that :)
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  30. Oh this is stunning. Love the fold and your colouring and eye for details is amazing. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx



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