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.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scripture Series: Word of our God Side Step Card---It's Anything Goes Once Again at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, friends!   It's time to highlight another free Word Art (you can download for free) at our Challenge at Word Art WednesdayIt's taken from Isaiah 40:8 which says, "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."  Have you ever wondered about all the people that used to live on this earth and where they are now?  Have you ever thought of your love ones that passed away and remember the wonderful times you shared with them?  Have you reminisced your younger years and thought about the people that became part of your life and wished you're able to relive those happy moments?  Like you, I have my share of great times with family, friends and extraordinary experiences---some happy, some sad!  Our life passes by so quickly that the present becomes a thing of the past in a split second.  Things are constantly changing and no matter what we do, we cannot stay the way we are.  The increasing amount of gray hair and wrinkles reminds me of that every time I look at the mirror.  Nothing good on earth last forever but the same is true when we experience sorrows, that too shall come to pass.  Our lives are bombarded daily with many ungodly ideas and we become indoctrinated with many principles that are against the very Word of God.  A child who learned about the love of God through God's Word and the examples of his/her parents may one day turn into a rebel after hanging out with bad company or a quest to follow a dream to fame.  The love between husband and wife when they tied the knot and promised God to stay together for richer and for poorer may soon be gone after hardships ran its course.  Sad, isn't it?  But the same is also true for a wayward child who returns to the love of his/her parents after the seed of the Word of God spoke through his/her heart.  And it's also true to the couple that find reconciliation and gather the pieces together to rebuilt their marriage after the light of God's Word shine through their life.  What I am trying to say is that all the things in this world are not permanent.  Things can turn from good to bad or vice versa.  It's an unending cycle of life for as long as we live in this physical state.  A flower no matter how beautiful it is will not stay as pretty the next day.  Everything withers and passes away including our very existence here on earth.   We are all under TIME!  But God told us of the one thing that is never affected by time---The WORD  OF GOD!  It is comforting to know that God Himself and His Word never changes.  The sacrifice of Jesus Christ is as powerful and effective as it was before to this very day.  What God has promised to us in His written Word can still be claimed today while all the warnings that He has spoken in His time are still the very same things we should stay away from daily.  James 1:17 tells us, ":Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."  I don't know with you but I am at peace because God's Word keeps me under His care.  Though my physical existence could come to an end, His promises of a greater and everlasting future holds more promises that only an unchanging God can keep.  And so in Christ, I have hope!  God's Word made that very clear!  I hope you allow God to work  in your life for His living Word has the power to set you free.  I would like to share with you the following passages that summarizes our existence and the power of our unchanging God:

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil--this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him. Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account." (James 3:1-15)

Well, it has been a long time since I made a side step card.  Ive always loved making one but it's a bit more time consuming and I'm always short with time.  I am grateful that I am able to make one today.  For this inspiration card,  I use a couple of my rubber stamp images from Magnolia Stamps (Tilda) and Ditto Stamps (flowers) which I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  It was ages ago when I created a  side step card so, I was inspired to do it again using a 5.5 x 11 inches white base card that I cut and scored to create this fold.  The DP's are from my favorite "Newsworthy" stack from the Paper Studio.  I added lots of white nail head gems from Imaginisce and incorporated some glitters using Stickles (Crystal).  I added a butterfly from Recollections and stitched all over this project.  Love the result.


WORD OF OUR GOD SIDE STEP CARD:


 WORD OF OUR GOD SIDE STEP CARD LAYERS: 


 WORD OF OUR GOD SIDE STEP CARD MESSAGE SPACE: 


WORD OF OUR GOD SIDE STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX: 


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Creative Moments---ATG/Use 3 Layers
Die Cuttin Divas---ATG
Sister Act---ATG
TTCRD---ATG
DoubleClick---Use Pink
Brown Sugar---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Papers
Incy Wincy---Something Old, Something New (Old: Tilda Image, New: Nestabilities Die)
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Creative Fingers---ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters---ATG
Art by Miran---ATG
Eclectic Ellapu---Pink Team (Flowers)
Glitter n Sparkle---Use Some Flowers
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia---Just for Girls
OSAAT---ATG with Flower
Scribble and Scrap---3 Entries Only!
Sentimental Sundays---Use Kraft CS with Sentiment
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Cooking/Baking
Dutch Magnolia Lovers---ATG
Eureka Stamps---Use Some Bling
Make my Monday---Die-cuts and/or Punches
Melonheadz---Fun Folds
Not Just Cards---ATG
Ppinkydolls---ATG/Make It Girly
The Pink Elephant---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---2 or More Designer Papers


Have an awesome day everyone and looking forward to see your wonderful projects linked at our WAW Blog.  It will be nice to see the featured Word Art in your Challenge project but not mandatory.  As long as it's family friendly, inspirational and uplifting, you are free to link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsors for this week are Loves Rubberstamps ($10 GC at their shop) and Milkcoffee Digital Stamps (3 Digis).  Just want to tell you how much God loves you and wants to have fellowship with you if you'll allow Him.  Hugs and blessing, everyone!


29 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, so much to look at ! Thanks for the step by step!
    Ginny M

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  2. I LOVE THIS CARD!! So beautiful and the passage even more so. I'd love to know how you created your message space. I've never seen a step card with one and yours looks like it's a slide out somehow.
    Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge
    ~DT Barbara

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  3. Great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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  4. WOW what a fabulous and fun side step card Jo Ann! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  5. What a gorgeous card Jo Ann - love the dimension the step stair fold gives.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Your card is gorgeous! I hope to be able to color like you one day! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  7. What a cute maggie side step card! Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge~
    DT-Shirl

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  8. Beautiful stepper card. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  9. I'm always amazed by your creations. You have such a talent. The coloring is perfect. Thank you for playing along with DoubleClick Skittles this week.

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  10. Another cute card Jo Ann. Thanks again for joining us over at Incy Wincy. xx

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  11. Gorgeous side stepper card, great colouring and background. Thanks for joining the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge 2 or more designer papers, good luck. Jennifer (DT Member)

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  12. Love each part the image, the colors and the step card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

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  13. I always love your colours, you have such an eye for matching and contrasting them perfectly, and combining them in a fabulous layout. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! X

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  14. gorgeous card, beautiful coloring and inspiring verse!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
    Hugs,Sandra

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  15. Stunning creation

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

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  16. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations. Maja DT

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  17. I have been entering your challenges regularly, so it tickles me to see you entered here. This card is fantastic! Love the "boldness" of it -- papers just pop on this. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT

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  18. So pretty!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  20. Another stunning side step design. Just adore how you did the sentiment and the pretty garden scene on the other.
    Happy WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!! Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  21. Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  22. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

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  23. I love this!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  24. Simply perfect! I just finished a step card of my own and will be posting it later this week. They are such fun and you have done an amazing job on yours! Thank you for playing along with us over at Through the Craft Room Door! We really appreciate you stopping by. Melanie, DT

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  25. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge! Come back and play soon! Nance, DT

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  26. One word...FABULOUS! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.
    http://lexiesblogstardate.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. What a gorgeous card Jo Ann -, I am now your follower and hope you will follow my blog as well I am honored to be the guest DT for the month of October at Our Daily Bread

    Blessing
    Dottie
    somethingcraftybydottie@blogspot.com

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  28. Gorgeous! I have never seen the extra piece you added to the side before ( the piece to write on) I always thought you just wrote on the back-brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends-see you Monday for a new challenge :)

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  29. This a gorgeous card. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this month xx

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