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, January 12, 2014

Not a Card but Party Time Sour Cream Containers---Our 1st Year Blogaversary and Another Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi there, wonderful and crafty Peeps...It's been a less productive week for me since I was down sick for several days.  I realized that when I was laying in bed, I felt even sicker thinking how I was unable to accomplish anything.  It literally felt like time and everything around me was moving rapidly while I was standing still.  Truly an awful feeling plus the fact that I pretty much didn't have the appetite for anything.   I am grateful to the Lord for He heard my cry for help and gave me comfort and strength.  I know that Jesus conquered every sickness and diseases known to men 2000 years ago, even those that are still unknown.  Because of this knowledge, I expected the victory of Jesus to make manifest in my body at the time when I had very little strength.  Thank God, In His perfect time, I was physically restored.  I am very grateful to my little man and hubby who patiently helped and supported me when I could not do anything for them.  We made it through couple of days of freezing temps, all bundled up (I had 3 to 4 blankets more due to fever, chills, colds, coughing etc.) while the house became a mess and the chores piled up.  Hoping to get caught up soon...LOL The ever changing weather in Texas can be very physically challenging.  If you are affected by the recent extreme/cold weather and is down sick like I was this week, know who is in control of your spirit, soul and body.  If you have given your life to the Lord Jesus, know that He has your best interest.  Depend upon Him for protection, comfort, warmth, healing, provision---everything!  Yes, even the weather answers to Him!  Meditate on these verses as you go through any kind of sickness and diseases (in all aspects of life).  It's very comforting to know that you are not alone in the pain and suffering.  Jesus is with you every step of the way because He loves and cares for you:

"Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.  He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men."  (Psalm 107:19-21)

"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed." (1 Peter 2:21-24)

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Anyway, I had to take things easy still so, I created something simple yet wonderful for this week's inspiration  at our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create with an optional Twist of "Party Time."  We have several wonderful sponsors lined up because of our 1st Year Blogaversary and one of them is Vectoria Designs who graciously provided us with some wonderful digi papers and images to use for our projects.  I decided to make my favorite "Sour Cream Containers" by printing one of the digi papers available for us to use.  I filled it up with some Hershey's Chocolates and sealed it with my paper crimper.  I also printed some tickets from the images we were provided.  It was blank in the center so I was able to stamp some "party related" sentiments from my Inkadinkado stamps.  I cut each one out and attached them to the containers by using Making Memories Staples.  They turned out so cute...Love them and best of all, it didn't take me hours to make...LOL



This Project is entered into the following Challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody---ATG
Make It Monday---ATG
Great Impressions---Use Something New (DP's and stamps use in this card are all new)
Lacy Sunshine---ATG
Crafty Boots---ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG
Crafty Sentiments---New (DP's and stamps use in this card are all new)
Creative Craft---ATG
Papertake Weekly---ATG/Optional (Celebrate Something New)
Crafter's Cafe---ATG
Penny's Paper-Crafty---ATG
Pile It On---Holidays/Celebrations
OSAAT---Something New (DP's and stamps use in this card are all new)
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
The Squirrel and The Fox---Show Off Your New Stuff (DP's and stamps use in this card are all new)

Hope you enjoyed this post.  Make sure to join our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create  this week for we have lots and lots of prizes to give-away to those joining our Challenge.  Our Amazing line up of sponsors are Vectoria Designs, A Day for Daisies, DigiStamp Characters, Lee's Digi Shop and The Cutting Cafe.  You can submit any kind of project (wholesome please!) or challenge yourself to create something that are along the lines of our Optional Twist (Party Time).  So, what are you waiting for?  Visit our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create and celebrate with us on our 1st Year Blogaversary.  I pray for excellent health in all aspects of your life through what Jesus Christ has accomplished on the Cross!  Be blessed and be a blessing!


  1. Jo Ann:
    It's been awhile since I've said Hi! I hope you're feeling better. Christ is our strength in all situations. I love your sour cream containers; the papers and the addition of the ticket make them even more special. I'm hosting a party in a month for all my craft buddies (about 24), so I might have to CASE this idea to use as a "giveaway." You make it sound quick and easy to do.
    --Heather G
    at PapercraftingfromtheHeart

  2. Lovely make with a fun surprize. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Great project! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

  4. I love the originally of these party invitations Jo Ann. They hold the promise of a very special and thoughtful gathering. Hope you are well on the road to recovery and ready to enjoy the party yourself.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely project in our challenge Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  5. Cute idea Jo Ann! So sorry you have been feeling bad. I hope you feel better soon. Hershey's chocolates - who doesn't love those!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria DT

  6. These are SO fun!!! Those tickets are fabulous and I LOVE the patterned papers you used! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynnxx

  7. These are awesome, thanks for such a great idea! So glad to see you playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:) Hugs!

  8. love these little containers they are great. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck

  9. What a fabulous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll join us again soon!



  10. great project Jo Ann.

    Bedankt voor het meedoen bij ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Groetjes Karin DT coördinator

  11. a great project Jo Ann,.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. Fabulous containers Jo Ann. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  13. these are just perfect and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments

  14. Very Lovely. Did the same for my youngerst brothers' wedding. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW this Anything goes challenge.
    Love n hugs

  15. Like the wonderful party treat favors. The recipients will like them a lot. Cannot go wrong with chocolate. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch195 Starting New.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. These are adorable, and would be great for a simple party favor!

  17. How cute are these!? Love the tickets attached. Saw you on MIM. xxD

  18. Cute makes
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  19. Very cute invites. Thanks for sharing it with us at Make it Monday.

    Rocio -DT

  20. What a great project, perfect for any party! Thank you for joining in on this weeks challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  21. Awesome idea! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  22. Fabulous idea Jo Ann, just love the packets you have made. I can just imagine opening up and the delight of finding chocolates by the recipient when they open the packet up :) :) :) Good luck in our OSAAT 'Starting New' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  23. Fabulous creation Jo Ann, just love the packets you have made and can imagine the delight of the recipient when opening them up and finding chocolates inside :) :) :) Good luck in our OSAAT 'Starting New' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  24. very clever little project!!! Great use of the paper!!!

    hope you feel better soon!!!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  25. Yummieee :) thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine :)
    hugs Ria

  26. Fabulous project, Jo Ann! Such darling little favours encasing those super special treats!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck! Hope you're soon feeling 100% again :)

  27. Fab project. Love the colours and papers.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  28. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at pile it on!! Kimberly DT



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