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, March 6, 2013

Scripture Series: The Words of My Mouth Center Step Card---It's Time for Another Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, Crafty guys and gals!  It's another day to praise Jesus for all His goodness in our lives.  Even those situations that are not going that well, we can be thankful for we know that as we continue to trust in Him, He works all things for our good (Romans 8:28).   God is not just into meeting our needs but is more concerned in developing our character.  If all things work to our favor, what is there to trust and need?  Why would we call for help when everything is brought to us in a silver platter?  To make gold to something wonderful, it first need to go through the fire and melted completely before molding it to the shape it needs to be.  The truth is, apart from God, we cannot do anything (John 15:5).  I can boldly declare that apart from God, I am nothing!  It is in Him that I live and move and have my being (Acts 17:28).  Before I came to know Him, I was living my own life, some dictated by religion but mostly, the way I wanted it to be.  I found out the hard way that despite of the things I did and accomplished, life was empty and the way I would say it, "There's no clear meaning and purpose."  I thought I would seek happiness from friends but all they could offer were temporary relief---like what they usually said, "Don't worry about it, just have some fun!" I turned to my family but even that went catastrophic.  I found myself crying in my sleep, thinking what's more to life than this?  Little did I know, God was there all along?  Preserving me, protecting me, making sure my heart is prepared for our meeting.  And one day, in a simple television program, I heard His voice calling for me to receive Him in my heart, to lay down my heavy burden unto His feet so I need not carry them anymore.  He offered Himself to me and told me what He did on the Cross to save me from sure death.  I may not have seen Him physically but His presence was so strong that I felt a heavy weight was taken off of me and at that instant, I was never the same!  I met God that night and all I can say is "He loves me." Despite my frailties, my stubbornness, He accepted me!  He is Real and True in my life. It's been 23 years ago and though life was never easy after that day, I knew I am never alone.  Jesus is in me and I in Him  and that relationship is meant forever because it solely depends on what Jesus accomplished on the Cross, not on any good works.  His Name be praised!

Anyway,  I want to share with you the Card I made for your inspiration at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  You have to join us as I am sure you'd be blessed.  We have our free Word Art that you can download at WAW Blog, make a project and link it to our Challenge.  You can also link up to 5 cards as long as your project/s is family friendly and has encouraging and uplifting message.  Lots and lots of prizes to be won.  For my card, I used a Mo Manning Image called "Checking FB."  Well, she looks like she is praying for her friends too, right?  I colored her with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir Markers.  I opted for a Center Step Card using a 5.5 X 11 inches Kraft CS base and a brown-grey CS for matting.  All the 3 DP's are from DCWV.  I used a Nestabilities (Hexagon) die to cut the shape where the image is mounted. I added a layered Prima flowers with grey brads in the center and glittered with Stickles-Diamond.  I die cut several leaves using an MS punch and glittered that too.  I altered the Word Art by adding some colors and changing some colors to suit my card design and printed it on one of my DP's.  I added some white gems from Imaginisce and did some fancy stitching all over this card.  I love the results.


 THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH CENTER STEP CARD:


 THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS:


 THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:


 THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE:


THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


*** WANT THIS CARD?  AVAILABLE AT MY ETSY---HERE! *** 

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

DP2 Challenge---Bling with a Mo Manning image
Sweet 'n' Sassy---Girl Time
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle---Mother's day/Ladies Cards
No Matter Which Challenge---Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge---All That Glitters
Cupcake Craft---Sparkle
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
MyGrafico---Anything Goes
Paper Playtime---Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity---Anything Goes
A and T Emerald Faeries---Bling
Crazy Amigo---Women
Papertake Weekly---Anything Goes/Optional Card for Female
Lady Anne's-  Nana Vic's Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday---Buttons and/or Bling
Cuttin and Stampin---Use Flowers
Creative Stamp Friends---Spring Colors
Forever Friends---Lots of Flowers
One Crazy Stamper---Anything Goes

I love what this week's Word Art shared.  It is my utmost prayer that whatever I say and do, God be glorified!  One of my favorite verses in Galatians 2:20 says:

"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."

Jesus paid the penalty for all my sin...I died in the old self and now Born-again in the newness of life which is in Christ Jesus.  I surrender myself to Him and He now leads my life.  With Him, everything I do will please Him and bring honor and glory to His Name.  Have an awesome day and I would be glad to hear what Jesus has done in your life.  Hugs!

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful post JoAnn, and it is wonderful to read your testimony of how you came to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. Your card is cute and funny. She looks like she is so desperately searching, huh. Hugs

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  2. I love this card. I like how you used the laptop image for this verse. It's a great reminder that our words need to be acceptable in His sight even on fb. ;) Enjoyed your testimony.

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  3. I sent you a message a few weeks ago on your wonderful Mumu inspirational card asking where you purchased the wordart for that project. I am still wanting to purchase that stamp. Can you tell me where you purchased it?

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  4. Such a beautiful work of art!! I love this card! Gorgeous coloring...and I love the sparkly bling you added to the flowers! I'm so glad you've joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  5. Fabulous card and Beautiful coloring Jo Ann..Loz.....Visited from MIM

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  6. Beautiful! Great card and wow on your coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

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  7. What a wonderful step card. Love all the layers and the pretty vibrant flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  8. Beautiful card, and soo nice to do the step card.
    Thanks for joining in NMWC.
    Hugs Astrid

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  9. Your card is wonderful. I love the image, fabulous design and such gorgeous colours.
    Thank you, for taking part in the Mo Matter Which Challenge this week
    Sue xx

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  10. What a great card! Thanks for playing at DTC.

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  11. Very cool card! And and wonderful scripture verse. One I need to remember daily. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week.
    Melissa

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  12. Your card is beautiful ~ all the elements work so lovely together. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper for the month of March.

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  13. Beautiful composition and perfect coloring!

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  14. Hi! Absolutely fabulous creation, love the sparkle element! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake x

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' this week :)
    Doris

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  16. Your card is so wonderful... love your design.
    Thanks for joiing us at Creative Stamps Friends
    Hugs
    Anja

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  17. Such a great stepper card you have created, love how you have the image as if she is sitting on the step, very clever *smile* 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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  18. What a fabulous step card! Fantastic coloring and design!

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  19. This is gorgeous i love the colours and your colouring is fab . Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  20. I am a continued fan of all your beautiful work. The Lord has definitely gifted you in that area.

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  21. 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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  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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  23. Such a sweet and adorable card! Love the colors and touch of sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  24. Wow das ist ein sooo hübsche Karte geworden!!!
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den kreativen Stempelfreunden
    Grüße
    Vanessa

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  25. Absolutely fabulous card and amazing colouring. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

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  26. Your example for WAW on March 13 is just darling.

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  27. Stunning card!

    Thanks for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries! Hope to see your lovely works soon again!

    Hugs, Sande DT xx

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  28. Your card is stunning love it!! thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper

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  29. Looking forward to seeing what you inspire us with for March 20th's WAW.

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  30. Beautiful card, love the design and your image as well. Many thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries challenge, good luck and hope to see you again! hugs, judit x

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  31. Wow Love your Gorgeous Side Step Card! Love all those gorgeous Layers as well. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a lovely Easter!

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  32. Gorgeous colouring,and love this Scripure too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Mo's favourite card challenge.
    Blessings in 2014
    Hugs Mau xx

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