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 17, 2013

Woof Bark Happy Birthday Card---Visit our Neigborhood, 613 Avenue Create, and Have Fun with our Challenge!

Hello friends.  It's still Sunday and apologize for not getting this post as early today as possible.  It was a busy day at the Church and had some family time with my hubby and son, my very excuse!...LOL  The day went well as my son got baptized in water with 2 other adults in our Church in front of all the brethren.  At 7 years old, he was really eager to show everyone how he loves Jesus.  He  has known God since he was a baby and at age 4, just for formality, I led him to a prayer of acceptance.  Just several months ago, we both felt it's time for him to proclaim his faith in Jesus Christ.  I am very grateful to the Lord for having a son whose heart is after God.  As I continue to lead my son to the very teaching of God in the scriptures, I know that the Lord is right there with me to raise him in the knowledge of Him---for His glory and His honor!  The Bible says:

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."  (Ephesians 6:4)

"Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."  (Deuteronomy 11:19)

Anyway,  I just want to share with you the card I made for today's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  We have a Color Challenge happening right now featuring the colors---pink, brown, cream or white.  As you can see with my card, it's pretty much open to your interpretation.  I got all colors down but baby blue was my emphasis.  We are sponsored by Eureka stamps that is why this all doggie image is from Eureka stamps which I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor and Spectrum Noir markers.  I used a 5.5-inches Kraft CS as a base for my card as well as baby blue CS for matting.  I die-cut a couple of Nestabilities (Octagon and Scallop Octagon for produce that shape accent and heat embossed all the sentiments (from Recollections and Printworks).  The paw prints that were stamped is from Recollections too.  All the DP's are from My Mind's Eye.  I incorporated some inking using the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink, added some Stickles glitter (Orange Peel), some gems from Hotfix and stitching.  I love how the dogs got their own distinct color.  It was a challenge for me to color this image but now that I have the complete picture, I'm pretty happy with it.  Hope you like it too.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Deep Ocean---Letter "B" (Birthday)
CMC Copic---Girly and Feminine 
Cute Card Thursday---An Eye for Detail 
Sparkle and Glitter---All the Things I Love
Gem of A Challenge---Dies & Punches 
QKR Stampede---Anything Goes 
Sweet Pea Stampers---Use a Digi 
Craft Us Crazy---Show your Favorites (Love layering and coloring beautiful images) 
Fab 'n' Funky---What's Inside 
Stampavie and More---Lots of Layers 
Desert Island Crafts---Itinerary (Lots of Texture, Glitter, Loving Sentiment) 
Crafting Cafe---Anything Goes
By Lori Designs---Use a Sentiment 
MilkCoffee---Make It Cute 
Card Makin' Mamas---It's Birthday Time 
Crafty Bloggers Network---Anything Goes 
TTCRD---Anything Goes 
Forever Friends---Anything Goes 
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge---Rainbow Bright 
ABC Challenge---H for Happy Birthday 

Okay, it's time for me to go and have some rest.  I am literally falling asleep posting this but trying to hold back...LOL  Hop on over to 613 Avenue Create for some Color Challenge.  Wonderful prizes awaits the winners with lots and lots of fun.  Have a wonderful and blessed day, everyone!


  1. Hi Jo Ann, What wonderful news about your son! Yes if we are faithful in "training" our children, God is even more faithful in taking care of the things we cannot! My son is 18 years old and ever since he was young, I have repeated the Word of God to him, and shown him the "way he should go". Sometimes he says, "Mom you've told that to me many times!" But it would break my heart if he decided not to follow the Lord! so I have to do my best!! God bless you, Jo Ann! it's great to be a part of the same family in Christ! Patsy from

  2. JoAnn a beautiful card - I love how you have given each dog a different personality in the way that you have coloured them! Popped across from MIM this morning.
    Stamping Shanni

  3. Great Card! I love it so fun and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


  4. Awe so sweet and charming, beautiful design and amazing coloring, striking card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  5. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  6. Wow what a fabulous card. Lots of lovely design detail. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.

  7. Great card! Love the image, even though there's no collie ;-) Amanda x

  8. Adorable card! Love all the layers and stitching. The pawprints and papers are perfect accents. Thanks so much for sharing at The Corrosive Challenge!

  9. i love your fur balls! What a great image and coloring. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  10. Wow...what a happy bunch Jo Ann. Great card and I love the paw prints inside. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  11. Fabulous card - great image and lots of lovely layers.
    Thanks for playing with us at AGOAC, SAM and TPC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Such a great card! I love all those doggies! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our first ever challenge! Hope you can play next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  13. This is just awesome JoAnn..fabulous colouring and love the image, love the envelope box too..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Beautiful card, love the colouring and the dogs. Thank you for joining us at The crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylvia xx
    CBN Design Team

  15. Adorable! I love that birthday celebrating pack of happy pups! So cute! Thanks for sharing this with my Happy Birthday challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  16. That image of all the dogs is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at By Lori Designs.

  17. Another fab card. Love these dogs. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  18. FAbulous image for all those dog lovers. So much going on but its all perfectly co-ordinated, and expertly coloured.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network this month.
    Claire x

  19. What a gorgeous card, so cute..... I love it! Thank you for joining is at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel

  20. Wow great card! Those dogs are so cute :) Thanks for playing along at the crafting cafe - I hope you'll join in next month too! Claire x

  21. Super the great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at BLD!

  22. What a happy card! Love that you decorated the inside of your card and the envelope - awesome!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us in the Birthday Challenge with the Card Makin' Mamas!

    Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    CMM DT

  23. Very cute!

    Thank you for joining us at CMC! Hope to see you again soon.


  24. super cute!!!
    thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge



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