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.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stays at the Salon Center Step Card---Many Thanks to Paulette from Create with TLC for the GDT Spot Every now and Then!

Great day to all of you, Crafty Peeps out there!  If you have read my Blog post prior to this, you will recall how I mentioned about the blessing of having new friends whom I know God has brought to my life.   They have been great support and encouragement as I share God's Word in the wonderful world of Crafting.  Paulette, from Create with TLC,  has been so generous in providing us with loads of inspirational sentiments to use in our creations.  She shared with many (followers and stragglers) some images and sentiments for free daily.  Many of my cards came to life because of those wonderful  images.  If I am in need of a sentiment, guess where I go first?  I can't thank you enough for your generosity and friendship, Paulette! 

God promised to never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). Whether we are happy or sad,  God uses His Word to give comfort and peace.  He also gave us family and friends to help us go through life.  Romans 8:28 states, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."  It is not by accident that we meet people along the way that would inspire, support and encourage us to fulfill God's purpose here on earth.  The same is true to those that challenged, wronged and hurt us.  All of these people and circumstances contribute to who we are today.  As we rely and trust God's Word, we will understand that God is ultimately in control.  Whether in triumphs or trials, as we focus on Him, we're on the winning side.  Ephesians 1:11-15 tells us, "In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory."  As we live each day, we can choose to be a blessing to somebody.  We affect each other's lives in many ways we are unable to fully comprehend.  For those whose trust is in Jesus, He can use/send you to where He wants you to be in order to accomplish His purpose in yours and other people's lives.  Many have expressed to me how blessed they were having found my Blog and how they been encouraged by God's Word.  Still,  there are those who would visit and would not leave any comment but have received the blessing of God's Word.  I picture my Ministry (My Blog) like a fisherman casting a net (of salvation).  I may see a great catch or not much at all, but that is not what's important to me.  What's significant is that I CAST THE NET!   Jesus have given us (believers) the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:19-20 which says, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” I'm living in obedience to what my Father in heaven asked me to do.  The results are entirely up to Him (the work of the Holy Spirit).  The Lord is so gracious that He sends me people that may knowingly or unknowingly help me do His Work.  In my life, I have but a few friends.  The number is not very important to me but the quality of friendship is what means a lot more.  I have friends in the inner circle and those that are outside of that.  Those that go beyond the usual HI's and HELLO's, genuinely concerned with your well-being are quite rare.  They are precious jewels that God has placed in your life that you certainly must treasure.  My prayer is to be a blessing to somebody in the Crafting world remembering that I would not be able to please everybody---only those whom the Father placed in my path.  I am so glad to have met many and yet another special friend in the Blogging world.  Paulette (from Create with TLC), you are truly a blessing!  Here's some Bible verses that speaks about Godly friendships:

"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:24)

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up."  (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) 

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."  (John 15:12-13)

Now, here's my Card using a wonderful sentiment from a set called "Salon Fashions" which Paulette provided me as Guest DT in Create with TLC.  I love humorous sentiments and it goes wonderfully with the image I chose from Art Impressions Girlfriends Stamp called "Beauty In Progress."  I colored the image with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Chromatix markers.  The white base card is cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches Center Step Card.  The DP's are from Pebbles and the gems from Imaginisce.  I die cut the Nestabilities Lacy Oval using my Cuttlebug.  Finally,  I stitched all over.  Oh , I think it's so cute!



 STAYS AT THE SALON CENTER STEP CARD:


  STAYS AT THE SALON CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS:


  STAYS AT THE SALON CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:


  STAYS AT THE SALON CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE:


STAYS AT THE SALON CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


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


This Card is entered  into the following Challenges:

Emerald Faeries---Girly "Pretty in Pink"
Bearly-Mine---One for the Girls
Crafts Galore Encore---Use a Stamp or Digi
Country View---Paper Chase
Digi Galore---ATG
Just B Creative Crazy---Just Because (ATG)
Just For Fun---ATG
LEJ Designs---Favorite Die-cuts
Oddball Art Stamp---Use a Digi (Sentiment is a digi)
Treasured Times---ATG with Layering
Whimsie Doodles---Seeing Spots
Gem of a Challenge---Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
Color Me Creative---Show Some Skin
HIMCR---Let's Get Digital (Sentiment is a Digi)
Inkspirational---Photo Inkspiration
Pumpkin Spice---Dots
Creative Moments---ATG
Brown Sugar---ATG
Craftitude---ATG/Add a Brad/Eyelet
Crafts 4 Eternity---ATG
Crafty Catz---Bling it Up
Creative Corner---A Little Texture (nail head gems)
Creative Fingers---ATG
Cut It Up---ATG
Daring Cardmakers---Do Die-licious
Pattie's Creations---ATG(Must Use an Image)
Sister Act---ATG
Stampin with the Dragon---Bling it Up
Wags 'n Whiskers---Rainbow
Crafty Girls---ATG
As You Like It---Favorite Coloring Medium (Any brand of markers as they are readily available)
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Dream it Up---ATG
MAWTT---Photo Inspiration
Paper Crafting Journey---Photo Inspiration
Red Rubber Inspirationals---Color In the Lines


This is all I've got to share for the day.  If you haven't done so, please visit Create with TLC to visit Paulette's Shop and to avail of those wonderful freebies she shares daily.  If you have wonderful friends, give them a hug and thank them for always being there through every season of your life.  Remember that true friendships stems from the love and grace of God. 

40 comments:

  1. Great fun card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  2. Fantastic card! I love the colors - so vibrant - and the sentiment is so funny!

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!
    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  3. Fun card, love the image and sentiment, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

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  4. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes!" Challenge #88!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  5. Great craftsmanship! Layers, coloring, design, you have mastered it all. Thanks for sharing with the CIU Challenge blog.
    http://macnart.typepad.com/

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  6. What a great card :) Fun image, & beautiful coloring!

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  7. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, great card, xx

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  8. awesome card, layering and colouring..thank you for joining us at just for fun :)
    Rachel, JFF DT

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  9. What a fun card and oh so true. Great layers and colours. Thanks for joining is at Ink

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  10. Fabulous card, inside and out! Love the image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT host Inspirational #112

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  11. A great fun card, beautifully coloured and I love the design. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Digi or Stamped image Challenge#3

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  12. So true...love that sentiment! Thank you for joining the Dreamweaver Stencils March Madness challenge this month.

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  13. FUN card!! Love the fun image and sentiment! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

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  14. Wow....what a beautiful post. Thank you so much for the compliments, the verses, and the blessings. May blessings return to you twofold.
    And your card is Fabulous~!......just adorable. Love the colors and all the layers.
    Thank you.
    Paulette

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  15. Very cute card! Love those ladies! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

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  16. Fab, fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT xx

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  17. Great card and I love the bright colors and layers! Thanks for joining our texture challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
    Tammy DT

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  18. Your card is fab- loving the beautiful coloring you do and the sentiment is perfect! Your message is beautiful- keep up the beautiful writing!

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  19. What a fun card, beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge - good luck x

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  20. Love the color choices and your whole overall design for this step card. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with the "Show Some Skin" challenge at Color Me Creative. Cathy xx

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  21. Gorgeous card with fun colours! Thanks for playing with Creative Fingers this week.

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  22. Fabulous image and sentiment. Gorgeous !!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  23. What a fun card. Great sentiment. I love it. Loving the bling. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  24. Super fab card Jo Ann. I just love theses images. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ in our "Photo InspirationChallenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  25. That's a great image...and a really fun card...nicely made!

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  26. Lovely card thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

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  27. Super fab card, I love it. great image and sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at BM this time. Good luck. Jackie DT.

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  28. gorgeous card - love the design. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

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  29. Great design. Thanks for joining my challenge at A Gem of Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx

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  30. Fabulous card and such a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations.

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  31. What a fun wee card! Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers Dare

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  32. Great card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up. Good Luck.

    Sarah

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  33. What a gorgeous card, love your design and the colours you have used..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge and hoping to see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

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  34. Hello!
    Thank you so much for your lovely creation and participation at our "One for the girls" challenge over at Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challengeblog.
    Hope you had fun joining us and will be back soon. Good luck

    Hugs, Natascha

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  35. Super coloring and love the feel of being right in the beauty parlor with these wonderful women.

    Mary Anne

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  36. Giggle! Great coloring and dimension! Thanks for playing with us at CIU!

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  37. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

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  38. A great creation, and a wonderful array of colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Cindy DT

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  39. That is an awesome card. Love what you did with the image!
    Thank you for joining us on the Rainbow challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers.

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