I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Scripture Series: Them that Seek Thee Pocket Card --- It's Family Friendly/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello friends!  Two weeks flew by so fast and today, I am highlighting another inspiration card for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) featuring  our Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at our WAW site). It comes from Psalm 9:10 which says, "And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee."  Throughout the Scripture (mostly in the Old Testament), we were given many names of God and each one pertains to His attributes.  He's a mighty God who created everything and if we really are to discuss His fullness, we will not have enough nor the proper words to describe the vastness of His glory and power nor are we capable of knowing all His details till we see Him face to face and He reveals Himself to us.  

I would like to share what I found at the site "" pertaining to the different names of God and their meaning..."Elohim (God “Creator, Mighty and Strong" Genesis 17:7; Jeremiah 31:33), Adonai ("Lord" Genesis 15:2; Judges 6:15) are just two of the names we hear about.  Yahweh or Jehovah ( Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 9:14) strictly speaking, is the only proper name for God.  Translated in English Bibles “LORD” (all capitals) to distinguish it from Adonai, “Lord.” The revelation of the name is first given to Moses “I Am who I Am” (Exodus 3:14). This name specifies an immediacy, a presence. Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on Him for deliverance (Psalm 107:13), forgiveness (Psalm 25:11) and guidance (Psalm 31:3)."

As a New Testament believer, God's name became more personal to me.  I call Him---JESUS!  Acts 4:8-12 tells us,  "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.  Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected,which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”  Furthermore, Philippians 2:5-11 highly exalts the name of Jesus when it said, "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross. Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 

Though we have different translations to His Hebrew name "Yeshua," (Jesus, in English) based on the  language we speak (Read HERE if you want to know more), the fact remains that the Son of God came to this world to redeem man from the bondage of Sin (Sin Nature) and Death (spiritual, physical and eternal deaths).  Blood (pure and holy) must be poured out in order to reconcile us to Almighty God who created and have always loved us.  The penalty of death for Man's high treason was completely satisfied by the sacrifice made by God's One and Only Son---the finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross.  John 3:16 wrote about this Godly love for mankind when it said, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

So, why is it so important to know the name of the Lord in this day and time?  Because the name of the One True God cannot be mistaken with the false gods that religions of this world worship.  If you bought into believing that every religion's known god/s is a pathway to the One True God, you need to wake up from the deception you allowed yourself to be entangled with, caused by ignoring God's Word. The sad truth is that you've been duped by Satan. To know God starts with getting to know Him personally through His Word (Scripture) and  witnessing His works upon your life after you repented of your sins and surrendered to His Lordship.  The Word of God speaks about Jesus! The Holy Spirit (residing in the hearts of every true Born-again believer, John 3:3) makes His works come alive in you and through you.  He's not like any man-made god we heard about but the God at work in us---One that we experience daily.   For this very reason, we can place our trust in Him and that in good, bad and trying times, He never leave nor forsake us!  Jesus had proven Himself faithful to all of us who gave our lives to Him.  Because He gave so much, His love compelled/is compelling us to love Him back.  JESUS---what a sweet and powerful Name! 

For this Card, I used a butterfly clear stamp image from Paper Studio that I stamped several times using masking technique.  I colored it with one of newest market set---Stabilo 68 markers.  I was inspired by a card design and coloring technique VIDEO that was shared by Julia Altermann.  I hunted for the markers online (other water-base inks can be used too) and looked for a butterfly image I could color.   It turned out amazing.  I didn't plan to make something and only intended to play with the image but as you can see here, it became a focal piece in this project.  Anyway, I used a white CS as card base, cut and scored to make a 4.5 x 6.5 card.  The DP's are from My Mind's Eye, the jute from my stash, the brad from Recollections and the flowers I layered from Prima.  I inked the panels of this card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Hickory Smoke and Ground Expresso) as well as the flowers.  I added a washi tape from Paper Studio to the tag, I used my Gelly Role White Pen for the butterflies and some Liquid Pearls (White Opal) surrounding the image.  I stamped a secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp (our sponsor for this week) from the set called "Oh Happy Day."  Finally, I stitched all over this creation.

                                             THEM THAT SEEK THEE POCKET CARD


                                        THEM THAT SEEK THEE POCKET CARD LAYERS




This Card is entered  into the following Challenges:

Aud Sentiments---Animal plus Sentiment
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Let's Color Linky---ATG/Something Colored
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Use Ribbon
Deep Ocean---Dots and/or Stripes
Ecclectic Ellapu---Spring Flowers/April Showers
Fresh Brewed---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Lacy Sunshine---Color My World
Glitter N Sparkle---ATG
OSAAT---ATG with Wings
Artistic Inspiration---ATG
OLLCB---Photo Inspiration
Craftin' Desert Divas---In the Garden
Eureka---Add Some Bling
Love to Scrap---ATG
Simon Says---Add Metal
Whoopsi Daisy---Butterflies and Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Optional: Showers and/or Rainbows
Simon Says (Wednesday)---ATG
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
As You Like It---Fave Animal and Why? (I love butterflies for their wonderful colors)
Crafty Girls---ATG
Cre8tive Hands---ATG
Hanna and Friends---Flowers
Julia Spiri---ATG/Optional:  For a Child

Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week.  An awesome GC of  $25 worth will be awarded to our Challenge winner by our awesome sponsor---Simon Says Stamp.  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up as we meditate on the name of Jesus today.  There is power in His Name and it's available to everyone that believes.


  1. What a delightful switch up on your card design! Love what you have done with this pocket card Jo Ann! I love the butterflies on the front, the white dots you added and the flower with the twine bow. Especially like the turned down, uneven flap with your sentiment on it - very different style for you - verrry creative! You inspire me to try a different style!

  2. Compelling words Jo Ann - and well composed too. Praying they will bring fruit for the Lord.
    Love you tag and pocket - they are beautiful - I am popping over to see the video

  3. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at inspirationdestination.
    Much greetings Geesje

  4. Beautiful words! Lovely! Thanks for playing at TTCRD with us this week! I ope I will see you again soon!
    Alessandra - DT

  5. Beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner!

  6. GORGEOUS! I love the pocket fold and the colors are so vivid. Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  7. This is beautiful and I love your colourful butterflies! Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT (AG with wings) Challenge this time, lot of luck to you and I hope you come back again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  8. Sweet card. Very beautiful coloring and interesting design. I love it.
    Thank you for being part of our Anything goes challenge
    Irena dt, LTSCB

  9. Hi again! This is lovely - your coloring is gorgeous, and you have included a great message. Dorothy S - Eureka Stamps DT member

  10. Gorgeous card and such a unique design. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  11. Jo Ann this is pure spring delught. Loving the pull out tag. Hope you are well xxx
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. I love the way you designed this! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! Jeanie, DT

  13. This is just gorgeous! The butterflies are so vibrant, and pop right off of your card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  14. wow, great colours!
    thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    x Sternenglanz

  15. Beautiful colours and a fab design of card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  16. Such a beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.
    Michelle x

  17. I love the brightness of the butterflies against the rest of the card - just lovely - thank you for joining in over at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Hugz Tinz

  18. Beautiful card, gorgeous vibrant colour too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  19. This is a beautiful pocket card Jo Ann. Love the butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  20. Awesome card and very inspiring words.... I love butterflies!
    Great you show it at Cre8tive hands Friends.
    Ardilla :)

  21. Such beautiful colourings and love the fold. Thanks for playing at Julia Spiri and good luck. Hope to see you back again soon. Bettina DT Member at Julia Spiri New Release xx

  22. Another wonderful creation, love the pocket card style and the butterflies are so beautifully colored!
    Thanks so much for sharing again!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters and Creatures Linky Party

  23. This is beautiful, such a fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  24. Beautiful card and such stunning colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli xx

  25. This is such a stunning card ! Wonderful creation ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas In The Garden Linky Party .
    Mayra DTM

  26. Such a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Julia Spiri Challenge!
    Hugs Donna (DT)
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts



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