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, August 5, 2015

Scripture Series: Pleasures For Evermore Card---Join Us for Another Family Friendly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, Crafty Peeps!  Here to bring you the project that I made for our Family Friendly/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)We have another Scripture Word Art that is free for you to download at the WAW site and it comes from Psalm 16:11 and it says, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."  We are living in this day and time where there is no second guessing the "path of life."  John 14:5-7 recorded this conversation between the apostles and Jesus, "Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."  Jesus made known to us who He truly is---the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He also revealed to us the heart of God!  He died on our behalf to redeem us from the bondage that Adam plunged us into. Through Christ' finished work at the Cross (His death, burial and resurrection), we have true freedom and a restored fellowship with our Father in heaven.  

Yet aside from our redemption, He also prepared an eternal dwelling place for us which in radiance and beauty is truly unimaginable.  Every tear this life brought us will be wiped away and replaced by a life of perfect love, joy and peace in the presence of our Creator, our Lord and Savior. Revelation 21:3-5 gave us this promise which says, "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”  I know that there's a lot of things that needed to transpire before we arrive to the eternal bliss the Lord spoke to us about.  My heart cries heavy each day watching the deception that the culture these days webbed in our society which many  people could not see nor even perceived.  But as a child of the Most High God, it's crystal clear!  Many confessed intellectuals have been totally blind.  And why so?  Because they have rebelled against God and considered themselves their own gods.  Selfishness, greediness, lust of the eyes and of the flesh and pride of life  have ruled their hearts that God gave them over to their self-destruction.  My spirit cries to the living God for our nation!  My soul gets weary from the burden of everything that is physically unfolding.  From abortion to sodomy, from evil leaders and their minions to the destruction of many countries due to their hidden and wicked agenda. The promotion of division, destruction of life and property and the rise of false teachers who deceived many---YES, I get so tired!  There is no other hope for our nation UNLESS GOD INTERVENES!  I have come to the point when my cry is going to be solely directed to Him!  I will not depend on anyone else to save our nation but I will call only upon the Living God.  He will lead me to the people who holds true to His service, they that uphold His Word, and I will be of support to them.  And for every victory---big or small, I shall thank God alone!  Our nation need to refrain from people worshiping (Idolatry) and every God-fearing individual should call upon the Lord alone 24/7.  The Lord promised us eternal life (free from death and evil) which is our blessed hope but in order to live through these critical days, we should keep our eyes focused on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Hebrews 12:1-3 encourages us with these words, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." I may grow tired of the battle but it does not mean I gave up the fight.  I don't have enough strength on my own but the One that lives inside of me has unlimited strength, therefore, I will not run out nor ran away from the battle!  I know many of you feel the same way but don't lose hope, give them all to God and witness His deliverance! And for everything, we carefully, give Him back all the glory...

For this Card, I used an image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps called "Travel at Your Own Pace" which I paper-pieced and colored with my ProMarkers/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Pebbles and Paper Studio, the die-cut fence by MS Punch and the white nail head gems are from Imaginisce.  I made the clouds using a stencil from Hero Arts, Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and outlining with an EK Success Journaling pen.  I also inked the fence with a Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  For the final touch, I added some regular and fancy stitching.  This wonderful lay-out  was inspired by a card I saw a while back from Tracy McDonald and I thought it would be perfect to highlight this week's Scripture Word Art.


PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE CARD: 


PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE CARD LAYERS:


PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE CARD INSIDE:


PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
TTCRD---ATG
Sister Act---ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG with a Twist: School's Out
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Crafting by Design---ATG
Crafting for all Seasons---Bright and Beautiful
Creative Moments---ATG/Summer Fun
I Love ProMarkers---In the Garden
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Paper Shelter---Punches and/or Dies
Great Impressions---Add a Sentiment
OSAAT---ATG with Children
Robyn's Fetish---Use Kraft
Love to Create---Anything Mixed Media/Creative/Inky Goes
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Crafty Boots---Life's a Beach/Summer Holiday
Not Just Cards---ATG
Perfectly Rustics---Glitter (There's glitter on the image)
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---Make It Girly
Gem of a Challenge---Animals/Birds
Crafty Calendar---BINGO (die cuts/kraft/blue)
Scrapper's Delights---ATG


Don't forget to join us at the WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art this week to make a project and link it to our Challenge although it's not mandatory.  You can also link other projects (up to 5) as long as it has uplifting/inspirational messages.  Our sponsors this week are Heartfelt Creations ($25 GC) and Imagine That! Digis (3 Digi Images).  Have a blessed day and remember to always be grateful and hold on to the promises of God in your life no matter what.  Let the Holy Spirit comfort you with God's Word and empower you daily. 

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jo Ann - and you really so have an intercessors heart - and you are right in saying that God will sustain you when you become weary.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Sweet! I love the beautiful landscape you created in the background with all that piecing and fun little elements. Have a blessed week!

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  3. Gorgeous :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  4. Such a sweet image, a really beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

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  5. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends. Louise DT x

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  6. beautiful - love that lovely little scene you created - thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  7. Fabulous card love the image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  8. Super sweet card! Your image is adorable, and you colored it beautifully. Love the little scene you created! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

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  9. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

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  10. Wow fab card, gorgeous inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

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  11. You've created such a beautiful BG to go with the image! Love it! 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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  12. Such a darling card. :D Like the beautiful papers and image you used. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time for our Challenge.
    Deborah DT

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  13. Jo Ann! What a special background this week! I love the paper pieced hills, the fence that curves with the hill {how did you DO that??!!} and what really got my attention were the little half enamel things in each cloud! You still come up with creative and NEW things to surprise me - have no idea how you keep inventing new stuff like that! Well done girlfriend!
    ~ginny
    RubberMAD

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  14. Adorable card, the image is so cute and all of the die cuts are lovely. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  15. Very lovely this card. I like the image and colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.. Hope we see you again and good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

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  16. Great card - love the dimension and how you have used the papers to create a scene. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  17. What another AWESOME creation! Loving the layers and that scene you created! It is all put together beautifully! And of course, you have used another beautiful sentiment while playing along with us at Great Impressions, thanks for doing so! Love your work!!!

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  18. Stunning card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge blog this week. Lizzie xx

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  19. Stunning card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar ..Sue J xx

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  20. Hi this is a fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog this month. Hugs Jackie DT

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  21. Wow...what a fantastic card! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  22. Great card! Thank you for joining us The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! -DT Noelle

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  23. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Jo Ann! The scene you created makes me think of a lazy summer day--it's beautifully crafted! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  24. What a fabulous card, love your card design and your image.
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    Hugs
    Willeke
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

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  25. Love it. Pretty design and colours. Lots of great and special details. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you art work back here again soon. Judy DT

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  26. Thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week Judith DT x

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  27. Hiya What a delightful make. wishing you a bright and beautiful day. Thank You for Joining us at I love Pro Markers challenge blog. Good luck hugs Sharon xxx (DT)

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  28. What a fabulous card, rich with such a sweet image and lovely details! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!
    ~c

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  29. So beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
    Naz xx

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  30. Wonderful! You put a lot of effort in this card.

    Marjeta

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  31. This is so gorgeous I love the colours too so soft, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

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  32. Love your card. Great colours.
    Thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  33. A great card - thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  34. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  35. I love the playful card, it has so many wonderful elements; just awesome!
    Thank you for sharing your creations with us over at Crafting for all Seasons.

    Hugs,
    Milnie DT

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  36. Another awesome card! Love the little touches of glitter on the socks and bow. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  37. This is such a fun and very sweet card!! Love all the fun details you have added and the was you jazzed up the envelope as well!! Super cool and very nice card!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler
    http://daisiesgirl.com

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT) x

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  39. A fabulous card, such a brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here

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  41. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

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  42. Wonderful card and so lovely landscape. Thx for playing with us at Scrapper's Delight's and god luck xo

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  43. Thank you for taking part in our Paper nest Dolls challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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