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, May 1, 2013

Scripture Series: Children are a Heritage Doily Card---Join Us for an Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

It's a wonderful Wednesday morning and although the sun is not up (yet), I know it's going to be a beautiful day.  The beauty of every morning does not depend on the circumstance, climate, blessings or any other things that pleases the eyes or the soul.  The beauty I see is based on every Word that comes from the mouth of God.  I trust in His Word therefore, no matter what my circumstance is, I apply what the Gospel had to say to every situation that comes my way and put my faith in the One who is always True to His Word.  Now, I will be in denial if I say that I am not affected by negative reports but in a brief moment of hopelessness upon receiving bad news, God's Word arise from the very core of my heart and assures me that the Lord is with me---no matter what, no matter where!  He is living inside of me so whether I'm asleep or wide awake, I have my Father taking care of me.  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:6-8, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

But then, there's a wonderful boy that truly makes my every morning excellent.  I call him "My Little Sunshine" for he truly is such a beam of sunlight that warms my heart.  No other than my 7-year old son, Jared!  He is one, great blessing from the Lord.  He wakes me up with lots of hugs and kisses and tells me, "Mommy, wake up!  It's a sunny day!"  Oh my, I just love him to pieces!  That is why today's free scripture Word Art from Word Art Wednesday (WAW) is so special to me.  It's taken from Psalm 127:3 which tells us that "Children are inheritance from the Lord."  The Lord talks about their trusting spirits and tells us that we should be like children with child-like faith.  This does not mean that we be childish in our ways but that we learn from the ways our child trust and depend on us for every little thing.  In a child's mind, Mom and Dad takes care, loves and protects them.  They are not asking for a load of proof, they just simply trust!  No wonder God told us this verse in Luke 18:17:  "Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”And as our children continues to grow, we are to guide them to the path of righteousness in Christ Jesus.  Proverbs 22:6 is a command from God for us parents:  "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."  I am honored to be the Mommy of my little boy and I thank the Lord for allowing me to experience the great and wonderful feeling of being a Mom. I wouldn't trade it for the world."

So, here's my inspiration card for this week's WAW Challenge.  We have 2 sponsors this week and one of them is Robyn's Fetish who graciously allowed me to highlight one of their wonderful images.  It is called "Birdie Nest" and I colored it with my Promarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers and  added some glitters (Stickles---Silver and Diamond) to make the image pop.  I decided to include a google eyes, lace and white gems to this creation.  The base card is a red CS that I cut at 5.5-inches with my Cricut Wildcard cartridge. I stamped a "love" border stamp several times to the DP from K & Company and layered it with another DP from Recollections.  To finish it off, I stitched all over this card.  Hope you hop over the WAW Blog and link your projects (upto 5 creations per participant on an Anything Goes with uplifting sentiment Challenge).  How about using our free Word Art in your entries?  That would be cool but not a requirement.  Hope you enjoy my card and leave me some comments.






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
Pin and Tack---Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs---Think Spring
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Sister Act---Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion---Well Read
Crafty Sentiments Designs---Letter B (Bird, Bling, Branch, Beak, Bible Verse)
Party Time Tuesday---Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun---Bingo (Lace/Free/Flowers)
LEJ Designs---Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine---Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion---Anything Goes (Celebrating Motherhood)
Stamp n Doodle---Mother's Day or For a Female
Perfect Sentiments---Make it Feminine with Sentiment in front
Eclectic Ellapu---Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy---Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp---Happy Mail
Rubber Buggy---Make It with Lace
ODBD---Needle It!

There you have it, folks!  If you have children that you care for, give them lots of hugs and tell them how much you love them.  But more important than that, tell them how much the LORD JESUS loves them.  Jesus is the ultimate example of what "LOVE" truly means.  It's far from feelings but is selfless, pure and lasting.  The kind of love that looks from within rather than the exterior.  Perfect and sacrificial.  As believers of Jesus Christ, we are all a work in progress till that day where we are completely conformed to the image and likeness of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  Oh, what a wonderful day it will be. 


  1. What a fabulous blog post! So inspirational to read these words and be reminded of them. Thank you for sharing them!
    And gorgeous card! I really love the bright pops of color!
    <3 Emily L.

  2. Awww, super duper cute, cute, cute!! Hi Jo Ann! Love your glittery tail and cheeks on this sweet image and your whole card is just fabulous *Ü* Thanks so much for your sweet welcome on the WAW blog! Looking forward to the rest of May with you talented and sweet ladies.

  3. JoAnn,
    Your posts are like a breath of fresh air right from Heaven. Your art is extraordinarily detailed and BEAUTIFUL. It inspires me each and every time I pop over.

  4. what a stunning card mso beautifully coloured and so many stunning details
    .i love it
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Great card, love the shape & the colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Gorgeous card, love the shape & the colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. This is gorgeous! Beautiful, vivid colors, and lots of dimension.. amazing! :) Thank you for joining us in the "Happy Mail" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  8. Tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so we going to have some fun and craft all day!! If you get a chance to get in your craft room tomorrow I will be hosting 4 different challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog. I would love if you can come play with me and you might even win some great prizes!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

  9. Lovely card and great image. Thanks for playing along this month at Natalie & Amy's.
    Donna xx

  10. Thank you so much for encouraging us with the Word of the Lord! Love all the scriptures you used! So awesome! God has truly given you the gift of creativity! Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Be Blessed
    Jackie W :)

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at SFC.
    Hugs Renate

  12. Wonderful card, fabulous design and colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  13. Super sweet card! Thank you for playing with us at The Rubber Buggy :)

  14. Just a wonderful image for your gorgeous card.

  15. It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

  16. What a stunning card inside and out!! I just love your vibrant coloring, the circle shape and your stitching with the bi-colored sentiment!! Thanks for joining ODBD this week!!

  17. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

  18. This is adorable, love the sparkling elements. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  19. You put so much heart into this lovely creation....thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Perfect Sentiment.

  20. Your card looks really beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at SFC.
    Many greetings

  21. Beautiful! I love the way you coordinate the inside and the envelope to match your card. Blessings!

  22. Beautiful card!!! Your little bird is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!

  23. Gorgeous card! love it! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp n Doodle.
    Hugs, Jill

  24. What a pretty card, I love the shine with your little birdie and your sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" Challenge :)

  25. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the B challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments.
    Cathy xx



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