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.


Monday, March 17, 2014

A Royal Treatment Card---It's Anything Goes at our neighborhood 613 Avenue Create...Join Us!

Hello everyone, this is coming out pretty late for our Challenge that started yesterday.  Sunday was such a busy day for me so, I apologized for the delay.  Anyway, we are enjoying such a wonderful weather out here...Yesterday was a bit chilly but the sun was out so, a perfect spring weather, I should say.  I don't know with you but I do wish there's more hours in a day.  Recently, I made 3 cards (which is not usual due to the amount of time it takes for me to complete a project) spending close to 18 hours.  Oh yes, I didn't get much sleep...LOL.  Though I needed to make them due to DT deadlines, I enjoy the creative process on each card that I don't feel the time quickly passing by.  Aside from Cardmaking, I have other Craft projects I wanted to start or learn.  If I can only grab the hours that other people (who claimed to be bored) would not care having and add it on my hours, I would be happy to do so...LOL

Anyway, it is evident that "Time" knows no status...Whether we are rich or poor, big or small, young or old, each one of us is given the same amount of time in a day.  We can choose to waste our time or use it for the good.  The key to spending time wisely is to start the day communicating with the One who gave us time in the first place---our Almighty God.  Jesus told us in Luke 10:27 in response to the question of a man whose a teacher in the Law (Torah), "He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"  Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments into these two greatest commandments.  Before we can even do good to our neighbors, we must know who is love and what it truly means.  To love and to be loved in the "Agape" (unconditional and selfless) love that stems our from the heart of God.  Hence, we must inquire from the Lord Who is Love (Himself) and  our ultimate Source for every good thing.  He has given us His Word (His written revelation) and His promises are declared in every precious page of the Scriptures.  God didn't leave anything unanswered when it comes to man's need.  Since He does not change (always faithful an true), we can be confident in  relying  on His every promise.  Moreover, Matthew 6:33 tell us, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  You see if we start the day inquiring of God, He will bless the work that we have for that day.  Nothing on earth happens by accident.  Everything is mandated by God to occur in its perfect time and place according to Ecclesiastes 3:1.  So as a child of God (redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ) we are to start each day by reporting to our Big Boss/Big Abba (Daddy) for guidance each day. Ask Him to bless the work of your hands, relationships and encounters daily for His glory.  I want to share a few inspirational verses to ponder on:

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left."  (Ecclesiastes 10:2) 

"He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure." (Isaiah 33:6)

"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." (1 Timothy 4:8)

I made 2 cards for our Anything Goes Challenge with a Twist (2D/3D Flowers) at 613 Avenue Create, each one to highlight a stamp from our 2 sponsors this week.  This one comes from Scrapper's Delight called "CU Princess Digi 4" which I colored using my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The Kraft card base is cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Recollections and American Crafts.  I use an MS Border Punch to shape the sides of the panels and included a sentiment I got for free from Create with TLC.  Added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the clouds and some fancy stitching.  Came out pretty good!  If you want to see my other card, it is HERE.


 A ROYAL TREATMENT CARD:


  A ROYAL TREATMENT CARD LAYERS:


  A ROYAL TREATMENT CARD INSIDE:


 A ROYAL TREATMENT CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


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


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody---ATG
Lacy Sunshine---ATG
OSAAT---Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
Sunday Stamper---Happy
Squirrel and the Fox---Autumn or Spring
Crafts Galore Encore---Use a Stamp or Digi
Country View---Paper Chase
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Just For Fun---ATG
Ladybug Crafts---Spring is Here
QKR Stampede---ATG
Stampin' for the Weekend
Crafty Girls---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Use Patterned Paper
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment  
Artistic Inspirations---Kids/ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Steampunk
Creative Romance---Seeing Double
Just B Creative Crazy---ATG
Sister Act---ATG 


This it for now, guys.  I f you want to see the other project I featured for the 613 Avenue Create Challenge, it's HERE!  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge.  If you want to be challenged (like I was), take on the Optional Twist.  But there's really no reason for you to miss it.  Our 2 sponsors---Eureka Stamps and Scrapper's Delight are giving away some fabulous prizes.  Can't wait to see what you create. The Lord is with you every step of the way so, fix your eyes on Him and inquire of His Word daily.

23 comments:

  1. What a great card! Beautiful coloring & terrific design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

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  2. Thank you so much for joining in with our current challenge 'Anything Goes' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

    Wow wow wow this is amazing inside and out AND the brilliant envelope! This is a gift, not just a card. The image is great and works perfectly with that fantastic layout and papers. I REALLY like this.

    I hope you will join us for more of our future monthly challenges. We have mid month inspirational posts on the 16th of each month as well.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

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  3. Like the way you colored & cut the images out. They look like they are ready for a night on the town. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch204 Use a Digi.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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  4. Beautifully done card, sweet image & wonderful design!
    Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

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  5. Beautiful card love the image and fabulous colouring great B.paper and love the rich colours-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    carol DT x

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  6. Hi just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

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  7. Great card! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  8. Welcome back to Aud Sentiments Jo Ann! You know me, love your layers... and what did you do to make those eyes?? They are so life like that my first glance made me think it was a photo! Your cards are always right up my alley...great coloring, lots of layers, out of the box and not buried in flowers and bling! Well done as usual toots!
    Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    ~ginny,
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#102 "Any Thing Goes"]
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  9. How romantic. Your colouring is fab, and really like your layout! Thank you for joinig Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

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  10. Lovely card Jo Ann and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Digi or Stamped image Challenge#3

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  11. Fab card for the Anything Goes challenge at Ladybug Crafts, thanks. xxxx

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  12. Fantastic! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  13. Totally gorgeous, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon Alex x

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  14. A fabulous card.

    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge and good luck x

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  15. Great cards

    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

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  16. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for playing with AudSentiments this week.

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  17. Beautiful card, thanks for joining at The Squirrel & The fox with our Spring/Autumn challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  18. Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

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  19. Gorgeous card..fabulous colouring and love the layers and stitching.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x

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  21. Another fabulous card ! Thanks for sharing with us at CVC. Sue C x

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  22. great card
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Hugs
    Marie (DT for JFF)
    xxxx

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  23. Lovely Card. Thank you for taking Part in the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

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