I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You Rock Clean and Simple Card---I'm May, 2013's GDT at The Outlawz!

Hi there, friends!  It's been a glorious and wonderful day and thanking the Lord for the great weather.  If you lived in Texas, you know how the weather changes so drastically in a span of hours.  I woke up this morning and found myself praising God for His faithfulness.  No matter what kind of weather I wake up with, one thing is for sure as Lamentations 3:22-24 stated: 

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

It is great to know that no matter what reports we hear on things going on around us---good, bad and worst---God's faithfulness is our firm ground.  Even in our unfaithfulness, He is constantly loving us and guiding us to the right path like a shepherd who tends to His sheep.  His favor is not based on our own merits (or the lack thereof) for there is nothing in ourselves we can offer Him.  His love to us is based on the one and only sacrifice that Jesus accomplished on the Cross and because Jesus prevailed unto death, all of us who believe in Him and has made Him our Lord and Savior, possessed His victory!  That alone, my friends, is the source of our victory---nothing of our own accomplishments or good deeds, nothing at all!  So, I rejoice and glory at what Jesus Christ did for me.  I boast of His victory in my life which is sealed now and forevermore.  

Today, I want to share with you my very first GDT creation and it's for The Outlawz Challenges.  I am so honored to be invited to create among a wonderful team of Crafters.  Every Monday this whole month of May, you will see my creations in their Greeting Cards Challenges.  Anyway, this featured card was for a very special friend in the Lord.  It's not as elaborate as most of my other cards but it's one that are pretty straight forward and simple.  I used an A2 cream card base and a couple of DCWV DP's.  I highlighted a wonderful digi image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps called "Girlz-Jeans" which I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  I added a crochet flower that I made (Check My Etsy Store if you want to purchase some) and added a brad.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and to finish it all up, I stitched all over this card. 





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

LEJ Designs---Summer is Coming
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Inky Impressions---Mother's Day/For A Lady
Crafty Calendar---Blooms and Blossoms
Creative Card Crew---Bling
One Stop Craft---Flower Power
Our Creative Corner---Anything Goes
Sister Act---Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy---Anything Goes
Catch the Bug---Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments---Use a Sentiment
By The Cute and Girly---Flowers
Ecclectic Ellapu---Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly---Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper---Flowers
Card Mania---Flower Power
Loves Rubberstamps---Anything Goes

Okay friends, this is all for this post.  If you haven't joined the fun at The Outlawz Challenges, you are missing on a lot of fun.  All you have to do is to sign-up (create an account) for free and experience the fun.  Have an awesome day in the Lord and I'll see you back tomorrow to highlight my card for Word Art Wednesday.  Hugs!


  1. Too cool... Love the crochet flowers embellishment. Thank You for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Good Luck.
    Tons Of Hugs, Dangina

  2. Your card is lovely - great stitching around the edges and I really love the pretty crochet flower. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  3. absolutely love your card!! the stitching makes things pop...thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

  4. Awesome card. thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  5. Great pop of red! It really sets off the card. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  6. Really cute card and colors. Love the crochet flower great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug.

  7. Stunning colouring of this fabulous image, Love the design & stitching!! WOW It's beautiful.. thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu... Hugs May x x

  8. Beautiful card. Love the card layout and the cute flower. The image is so cute and the coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  9. great card, in great colours :)

    thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy,

  10. gorgeous creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugS Jill xx

  11. YEAH! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for the “3 Strikes & You’re Out Challenge!”
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  12. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

    Caz CSD DT xx

  13. Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge #52 'Summers Coming'...
    This is a great card and I love the image and the papers, however I wouldnt say the image is a bery 'summery one' but the flower does brighten the card up. I love the stitching and the layout.
    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. We always have wonderful digi images and prized to be won.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  14. Love your colouring! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    The Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  15. Another beautiful card Jo Ann! Love that crocheted flower!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  16. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  17. This is adorable! I love all your stitching and that pretty crochet flower! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps AND Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you will play along with us both again soon :)

  18. Fab, funky colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  19. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  20. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx



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