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.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cherish Dream Live Center Step Card---Link your Projects at the Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there, it is late Sunday and just want to greet every father, most especially my hubby (Joseph), a very Happy Father's Day!  Every child that grows up with the guidance and nourishment of a father knows the important role that dads like them play in the family.  They are the head of the household from whom all blessings flow.  1 Corinthians 11:3 says, "But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God." When a man is fully submitted unto the Lord, the whole house is blessed!  Let us continue to pray for every Dad  that they may live up to the task and responsibilities that God laid upon them.  Apart from God, they cannot do anything but imagine what they can do when they are fully connected with God, Himself!  What an amazing world that will be...

Anyway, we are bombarded by many issues that tries to destabilize the foundations of this country.  Our Constitution founded by the timeless principles of the Gospel is being shaken to it's core which is Christ, in us!  Towards the end of this month, the Supreme Court is deciding whether they need to redefine Marriage---that being a union (covenant) between one man and a one woman, as defined by the Creator of heaven and earth, God Almighty!   Genesis 2:24 stated this, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh."  To think that man (the created) would want to challenge that of which his Maker (the Creator) had established is far beyond me.  It's utterly despicable!  That he has the audacity to even think that his opinion matters than that of God?  Lord help us!  Yes, the righteous indignation of God is stirred up  from within me that man who does not even have control of his own mortality and cannot stop time, produce his own oxygen to sustain his life,  nor control his destiny would stand up against God and tell Him that He made a mistake in putting a woman in a man's body or vice versa.  Such person had completely lost his minds and so deceived, he does not know the difference anymore between a lie and the Truth.  But on the other hand, I am not completely surprised for anyone who has not come to the saving knowledge  of Jesus Christ (Born-again, John 3:3) are going to act according to the nature of Satan (Sin Nature) that was deposited to every man after Adam fell into sin.  Every person that denies God or resorted to man-made religions other than what God provided through faith in Jesus Christ is a minion of darkness.  They will not contend on just the darkness within them but would seek to spread that darkness to them who are weak---to blot out even the little light others have.  They may think they are invincible at the moment but God's Word is clear in John 5:3-5 which says, " In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,  for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God."  No one who obeys Jesus Christ would try to redefine God's Word.  They may pretend to be nice, helpful, humanitarian, even religious; but those with Godly wisdom can tell between the Truth and their facade.  Anyone who dares to deviate from God's instructions are ALL agents of the devil.  That is the brutal Truth!  So, I encourage everyone whose faith is anchored in Jesus Christ to not take this sitting down.  Pray without ceasing and act accordingly to the faith given unto you.  I am sending letters this week to these Supreme Court judges making them known the statutes of God regarding Marriage and hope they will yield to God's Truth!  We can change the world and bring it to the Lordship of Jesus Christ if we stand together without compromise as we share the Gospel (death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ) to this dying world.  Apart from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, THERE  IS NO OTHER WAY BY WHICH MAN CAN BE SAVED!  The very cure for all kinds of sin, including sexual perversion and confusion is JESUS CHRIST!  John 8:32 says, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  I am humbled that Jesus liberated me from sin and I am empowered by His grace to go into all the world and preach the message of the Cross that everyone may find the Light in the midst of darkness.  This together with many other spiritual issues confronting us today cannot be defeated sitting down nor by being quiet.  Today's battle requires courageous men and women of God who are willing to engage in the battle and take down (total annihilation) Satan's strongholds without mercy.  The devil has nothing for us but hatred and he must be destroyed completely.  The Lord is with me, are you?

So here's my project for our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create with an optional Twist of "Sights, Sounds and Taste of Summer (see chart at Challenge site)"For this Card, I use an image from one of or sponsors this week, Zuri Artsy Crafty called "Amelia" and colored it with my  ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step card.  The DP's are from American Crafts and DCWV, the white nail head gems from Imaginisce and the buttons from Paper Studio.  I added a touch of glitter to the ladybug with Stickles-Crystal.  I incorporated a wonderful border using MS Punch  as well as stitching all over.  The heartfelt sentiment is from Stampabilities.  Love the happy colors that blended together in this creation. 


 CHERISH DREAM LIVE CENTER STEP CARD:


CHERISH DREAM LIVE CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS:


CHERISH DREAM LIVE CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:


CHERISH DREAM LIVE CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE:


CHERISH DREAM LIVE CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Inspiration Destination---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Sister Act---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Cute Card Thursday---Add a Quote
Gem of a Challenge---Summertime
Art by Miran---ATG
Corrosive---Leave a Little Sparkle
Crafty Calendar---Fancy Folds
Not Just Cards---ATG
Oddball Art---Summer Fun
One Sweet---Die-Cut or Punches
Polkadoodles---Frame It
Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Simon Says---Fave technique or Product (Stitching technique and love my nail head gems)
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Stamp and Create---Summer Fun
Eastwind---Ode to Nature


There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create featuring an optional twist, ""Sights, Sounds and Taste of Summer (see chart at Challenge site)".  There's wonderful prizes awaiting the winners from our lovely sponsors for this week---Zuri Artsy Craftsy, Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Di's Digis.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week.  I hope you have a wonderful week filled with the divine inspiration of God's Word and act accordingly to the faith that God has given you.  Hugs, always!  

17 comments:

  1. Such a fun sunny and bright center stepper Jo Ann. Love tge flowers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Beautiful card Jo Ann - love your strong colours and the great sentiment. I agree about the way our countries are going - here we too have laws which totally contravene God's law, So sad :-(
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Beautiful work! I like that you added buttons to the centers of your flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, as always! Fantastic post all around. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  5. Beautiful, gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  6. A lovely bright creation, with lots of depth and detail. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

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  7. Gorgeous card, I like the design, Thank you for taking the time to play along with us at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  8. super cute project!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  9. This is absolutely adorable! Love your post today, filled with Truth.

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  10. Nice step card and love the use of buttons as the flower centers. Thank you for your challenge entry at Love To Scrap.

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  11. Just popping back to say.....Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

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  12. Wow honey,this is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps.
    http://oddballstamps.blogspot.ca/
    Naz xxx

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  13. Lovely card,such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month. Good Luck!
    Bettyxxx

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  14. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

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  15. Lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Art By Mi Ran.

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  16. Fabulous thanks for joning the Polkadoodles challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon x (DT)

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