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, July 21, 2016

Scripture Series: What is Man Card---Another Two Weeks of Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello Crafty Peeps...It's time to feature another project I made with the Scripture Word Art (you can download for free) at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) for our Anything Goes/Inspirational ChallengeIt comes from Psalm 8:3-4 which says, "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"  If we just take the time to reflect on the great and magnificent creation surrounding us, it will be hard to miss the hand print of an awesome and powerful Creator.  My Life Application Bible shared a wonderful explanation on these verses and it stated, "To respect God's majesty, we must compare ourselves to His greatness.  When we look at creation, we often feel small by comparison.  This is a healthy way to get back to reality, but God does not want us to dwell on our smallness.  Humility means proper respect for God, not self-depreciation.  When we look at the vast expanse of creation, we wonder how God could be concerned for people who constantly disappoint Him.  Yet God created us only a little lower  than Himself and the angels.  The next time you question your worth as a person, remember that God considers you highly valuable.  We have great worth because we bear the stamp of the Creator.  Because God has already declared how valuable we are to Him, we can be set free from the feelings of worthlessness." 

From the time we were born, we've always been searching for our own identities---who we are, our qualities and unique characteristics.  Oftentimes, we spend so much time looking for ourselves through other people, the family we grow up with  and friends we hang out with. We also boast about our education and achievements while the rest revolves around these Five P's namely:  Personal Appearance, Performance, Power, Position and Possessions.  But then we heard of many people who achieved everything this world could offer yet are lost and don't have a clue who they are and what their lives are for.  How many times did we hear about famous personalities reached the pinnacle of worldly success only to end up dead and leaving stories of great sadness and frustration.  There's have been countless evidence that money cannot buy everything especially true peace and happiness.  Pure love, joy and peace can only be found in God in whom they originate.  God created us with a unique purpose that can only be discovered when we inquire of Him.  We have special roles in this world and only when we operate in accordance to the will of God shall we find true satisfaction and meaning for our existence.  I've asked God a similar question King David asked in our featured verse (Psalm 8:3-4). I wondered, "How can an all powerful God who has no need for mankind's existence pay any attention to someone like me?  That out of the billions of people living in this world, He chose me to be among those  to receive the greatest gift ever been given to humanity---His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ!?  Why did He give me the understanding to His Kingdom that others have willingly reject?" You see, I may not understand what brought the Creator of heaven and earth to call me as His own unless God sees something precious that He planted in me that I have not discovered yet.  Why not?  He created and equipped me to accomplish His task, didn't He?  He knew me more than I will ever know myself. And because of His great love, I willingly surrendered my life to the Lordship of the One Who gave His life for me, Jesus Christ.  How amazing is that?  I needed to remind myself of this truth (how God sees me) daily especially during my worst days when the devil tries to convince me of my unworthiness.  Don't you ever accept the lies of the enemy!  Read God's Word and know your worth/value!  Everyone who place their trust in the finished work of Jesus are going to do great and mighty works.  I would love to encourage you with the following verses to let you know how blessed we are to be loved by our Father and be part of His Divine Plan.  You are worth more than the most valuable gem in His eyes. 

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 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."  (Ephesians 1:3-14)

For this Card, I used an image from Sassy Cheryl Stamps called "Daydream Believin" that I paper-pieced and colored using ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Recollections and Paper Studio, the nail head gems from Imaginisce, the silhouette flowers were cut with Sizzix dies and ran through the Cuttlebug machine and the glitter on the flowers is from Stickles (Crystal).  No dies were used on the hills---just good ole' fashion scissors and cut the way I like.  Lastly, I included some fancy and regular stitching all over this project.  I love it!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
Little Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG
Dare2BArtsy---Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Mod Squad---Get Krafty
OLLCB---Texture (Glittered Flowers)
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Your Scrapbook Place---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Craftyhazelnut---Patterned Paper
I Love ProMarker---Glitter and Glitz
Simon Says---Things with Wings (Butterflies)
Sisterhood of Crafters---Animals
Crafty Addicts---ATG
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Crazy Challenge---Summer Fun
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Use Your Stuff---Die-Cuts and/or Punches
Lacy Sunshine---ATG
Dragonfly Dreams---ATG
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Glitter N Sparkle---ATG
OSAAT---ATG with Elements of Nature
Corrosive---Nature and/or Animals
4 Crafty Chicks---All That Glitters
As You Like It---Your Trademark Style and Why (It's Layered Cards as it's fun and gives more)
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Crimbo Crackers---ATG

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 submit up to 5 entries.  Our wonderful sponsor for this week Simon Says Stamp ($25 GC). So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today.  He truly loves and cares for you.  


  1. Beautiful card Jo Ann - love that image and you have made her frame look as though she is revelling in the scripture. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the verses - wise words

  2. Wonderful Jo Ann! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    oxo Susi

  3. I just love these Sassy Cheryl images! Your coloring and design is fabulous on this creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMALS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  4. What a super adorable card. I love the coloring you did on your image it's just beautiful. Your cards are always so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Deborah DT

  5. Lovely card with so many beautiful details. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  6. Beautiful card and scripture. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Wow, I love this card. Cute image and beautifully coloured. Also Love the design. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  8. Great card. Love the layering.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  9. Very beautiful card. I love your coloring and design. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia

  10. What a sweet little card, it just makes me smile. Your coloring is fantastic, as is your design. However, although you have used kraft as your card base, it is not the main color on this card, which is what the challenge required. Thanks so much for playing along this week over at theMod Squad, I hope you can enter something that will feature kraft as the main color so that you will be in the running to win a prize.
    Judy - Mod Squad Host

  11. Fabulous card design, love the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. great card and box. lovely colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  13. Adorable card Jo Ann. Such a sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. Wow this is so beautiful, the image, Psalm and card design are perfection, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
    lorraine x

  15. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Inspiration destination.
    Greetings Geesje DT

  16. very sweet card :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  17. Beautiful card,cute image and fabulous colouring----Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
    Carol DT x

  18. Wow another gorgeous creation. Love it nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  19. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us again at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  20. Stunning card, I love your coloring and the verse !! GBYM !
    Thank you very much for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Lidia DT

  21. Love your card and thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Greetings, Marianne

  22. Love your card and thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Greetings, Marianne

  23. A great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  24. When I saw that scripture I thought of Richard Smallwood's song. Just wanted to share it with you. Be blessed

  25. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry and we hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Julie



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