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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scripture Series: Way of Thy Statutes Card---It's Another Word Art Wednesday Inspirational Challenge!

Hello there, Crafty guys and gals!  It's such a busy Wednesday for me as always but had to take time to create and make this Card for you.  The past weeks was full of many trials for me but so as revelations from the Lord.  In the midst of storm, I have proven time and time again that God speaks and has full control of the life I have given to Him.  When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I hold this verse to be very true in my life.  It's found in Galatians 2:20 which says, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."  

A lot of times we view trials and storms in a negative way.  Why wouldn't we?  It's ugly, painful and brings a lot of heartaches, frustrations and sense of hopelessness.  It takes us out of our comfort zone and plunges us in an unfamiliar territory---not being in control!  Yet that is exactly where we need to be if we truly want to depend on God.  We are to place our faith (complete trust) in Him (not in ourselves) knowing that He always have our best interest.  I love how 1 Peter 1:7 tells us, "These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."  Though ugly things happen from time to time,   God taught me to possess the right attitude in the midst of the storm.  As human beings, we tend to feel all sorts of emotions at the wake of challenges.  It is  common to feel fear, anger, frustrations and hopelessness when things suddenly hits us. Yet that is why we need to  possess the greatest weapon God has armed us with---His Word!  That in the outskirts of those emotions, we can battle and defeat them by upholding the Truth of His promises.  Never in my life do I hear Him so clearly speaking to me than in those times I am in the battleground.  When I am worn out from the fight, He offers me His arms to rest on and renews my strength.  Oh, the awesomeness of God's presence.  It is unfailing, unchanging, faithful to the end. 

In the light of all of these, I am bringing to you the inspiration card for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  The free Word Art is available for you to download at the WAW Blog and is found in Psalm 119:33 which says, "Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end."  It tells us that we are to seek God's Word and allow the Lord to teach us His ways.  Many times we go through the scriptures and pick up verses that we want to read and and not seek to study and meditate deeper in the proper context and meaning of the passages.  One thing that I learned in studying the scriptures is that God always brings fresh anointing to His Word no matter how many times I read the same verse.  The revelations are always new and refreshing to a heart that seeks to truly learn from God.  I can't help but think that amidst all these revelations, there still going to be more to discover when we come to see God in His fulness.  But for right now, we take all the goodness from the promises He gave us and live our lives accordingly.  It is now, more than ever, that we need to walk in the Truth of His Word because everything around us walks in their own understanding---darkness creeping all over the earth.  If anything, keep the ways of the Lord in mind and in your heart for with them are the fulfillment of His promises in which victory is certain.  For my card, I used an image from Simply Betty Stamps called"Lifeguard Christian" and the freebie frame is from Tiddly Inks called "Melissa Frame" that were both colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers. The base card is Kraft measuring 5.5 inches square, The DP's are from DCWV and I decided to distress the edges of every panel/matting using Tim Holtz Distressing Tool.  I incorporated some brads and gems with lots of stitching for a great finish. I am loving how it turned out.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafter's Cafe---At the Beach
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Crafts and Me---ATG
Creative Moments---Sea/Seashore/ATG
Inklings and Yarns---ATG
Perfect Sentiment---Great Outdoors
Sisterhood of Crafters---Oh Scrap (All my DP's are scraps)
Bearly Mine---ATG
Can You Digi It---Lift Me Up
Loves Rubberstamps---Hair of a Different Color
Oldie But a Goodie---Boy/Male Cards (Everything used in this card are older than 6 mos.)
Try It On Tuesday---Create a Scene
Card Mania---Your Favorite Embellishment (I love brads and gems)
C is for Challenge---Fresh and Bright
Crafty Bloggers Network---Favorite Things ( I love stitching on paper)
Make It Monday---ATG
Kraft Journal---Sew-So Simple
Make my Monday---Add Some Dimension-3D Elements
Path of Positivity---Optimism (My post encourages people to fight the food fight of faith)
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG
Stamp with Fun---Summer
Stamp & Fun = Creativity---ATG
Crazy Challenge---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---Stitching

This is all I want to share with you today, friends!  I just want to invite you to link your projects with us at WAW, up to 5 projects, Anything Goes, as long as it's encouraging, uplifting and family-friendly.  I am also excited to see you use the free Word Art featured this week in your submitted project although it's not mandatory.  You may get a chance to win prizes from this week's sponsors, Fred She Said and C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps.   Have an awesome week everyone and I'll see you in my next post this weekend for the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.  Know that when your trust is in Jesus, you belong to the winning side.


  1. An awesome masculine design with a wonderful inspirational verse.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Great card!
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X

  3. Your card is fabulous!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see again next week and good luck.Greetings Kaija DT-member

  4. A great card design, Jo Ann - thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  5. Super cute and I love how you used this frame and surfer boy together- awesome! Great hair! Love the card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. This is a MASTERPIECE!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  7. WOW! This is so fabulous! Love the design and your coloring is AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘OH SCRAP’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Your coloring is absolutely stunning! LOVE the use of the verse, too! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  9. Fab project thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  10. Wonderful card for a man ot boy. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  11. Fabulous card, love the image and all the wonderful stitching. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  12. So uplifting! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

  13. Back with my DT hat on:
    Awesome design with such an inspirational sentiment. This is so perfect for our OPTIMISM theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Optimistic Hugs
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  14. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  15. Whoa! This card totally ROCKS from the distressing and brads to coloring and stitching! love it! Love your banner!

  16. What a beautiful card - I love all the detail and the layout too.

    Thanks for sharing at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x

  17. What a great design and I love the hair color! Looks awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!

  18. Great card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafter's Café!

  19. wonderful card - thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy and good luck x

  20. Another fabulous masculine card. May I link it up to Manly Monday this week? Let me know:)
    Thanks CIndy

  21. Your cards are always a TOP class, and so this one is. Love your coloring. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  22. nice creation thanks for joining us at sf=c

  23. A Fabulous male card and so inspirational too,Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

  24. WOW! Sooo cool and perfect colored. Gorgeous <3
    Thanks for joining our summer challenge at stamp with fun.
    XOXO Clarissa

  25. lovely card

    thank you so much for entering the challenge over at

    Creative Moments Challenge Blog

    luv kerrie DT x

  26. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in at MMM this week.
    Fliss x

  27. Fabulous card! Beautiful coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon

  28. What a very cool card! I love this image too which is perfect for my sons who do the Jr. Lifeguard program at the beach every summer. Great layers and wonderful sentiment too!

  29. Also wanted to say thank you so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  30. Spectacular card, love the image and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week.

  31. Great Card. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments.
    Claire x

  32. Such an Inspirational card x Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments x

  33. I love the colours on this card. The image is lovely and coloured brilliantly. The Vintage Ribbon adds a touch of sparkle to the card. And Thanks for joining the discount ribbon Challenge :) Hope to see again next week and good luck.

  34. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!

  35. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our CYDI? challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  36. Thank you for joining us at TioT. Cindy

  37. What spectacular coloring on this amazing creation! Thanks so much for playing along with our 'Oh Scrap!' Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters :)

  38. You have created another beautiful creation but more than that, it is your attitude that exudes exactly what we are looking for this month. None of us can completely escape the difficulties and curve balls that life throws at us. The one thing we can control however is our attitude. If we go in with the idea that it is all going to fall apart, then it will but if we try to maintain our optimism and have faith, then we have a much better chance of keeping it together.

    I am sorry that it took me so long to come and visit. I've been battling a virus that has been chewing into the time I have available for commenting but I did want you know how pleased we were that you could join us again this month over on the Path of Positivity. Don't forget to come and check to see if you are part of our top seven for challenge #5 as we will be posting this info on Monday evening.

    May your faith continue to grow and spread to others!

    Lisa D.,

  39. Hi, JoAnn - thank you for sharing your faith in this darling card (such beautiful colors, shading and layers) I especially like the reminder in your card that "riding the waves" is one way we can live our daily lives without having to use words to reveal what we believe. Your surfer is the perfect symbol of that! hugs, de



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