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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scripture Series: Kindness Shall Not Depart Card---Time for another Bi-weekly/Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge from Word Art Wednesday!

Hello friends!  I am a day late with this post but will make this brief as I am spending my Birthday with my family for some fun and much needed break.  Anyway, I wanted to bring to you the card I made for our Anything Goes/Inspirational Bi-Weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) featuring the Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site.  It comes from Isaiah 54:10 which says, "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee."  What a wonderful promise of Almighty God to give us hope especially in the condition/days we're living in.  

Now, more than ever, the pages of Revelation which was the very first book I completed reading when I first came to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through His finished work at the Cross (Born-again, John 3:3) has never been more alive to me than these days.  Back then, I felt like I was reading a horrific fantasy story that will soon come to pass.  There were many times I had to ask elders questions to fully understand what the prophecies meant to me, all believers and the world as whole.  There were passages that terrified me and sent chills to the core of my being but knowing who I am in Christ turned many of the fears to hope and thankfulness for the future that awaits me and everyone whose faith rest upon our Savior.  

Today, we turn on the TV or the web and the dominating news are always about chaos, division, destruction and disrespect not only to God but people who are traitors,  rebellious and ungrateful for many reasons.  I will surely not be surprised if it comes from countries deeply oppressed by their governments and whose freedom and existence is determined by godless rulers that believed they are their own gods.  But for a bunch of spoiled brats that earns millions upon millions of dollars, doing what they loved to do and paid luxuriously along with the companies that spoil them and gave them platforms to exercise their right to protest a bogus oppression that they really haven't experienced and have allowed themselves to be the puppets for the puppeteers of this nation whose aim is to destroy the mandate of God in this country by promoting chaos, division, sexual perversion, annihilation of the unborn and worldwide control through the promulgation of a one world government, I am not going to stay quiet and just buy on their deception.  I have not a bit of tolerance for people who chooses to use their fame to disrespect the very country that allowed them to reach their dreams.  They have the means to make a difference with the resources they have.  Instead, they have chosen to disrespect the flag (sitting and kneeling) and everything this country stands for as drafted in our Constitution to make a stand?  How about they use their fat check books to improve the lives of the ones they stand for?  Of course not, it's easy to protest when it does not truly cost you anything and you are backed by godless, equally ingrate bosses (companies).  This sort of things (behavior and events) are written in the Scripture and we are to be familiar with the Word of God in order to connect the dots on what is happening in our country and the world.  Jesus is coming very soon and we are to hold on to His promises and pray for our nation amidst the concern/uncertainties.  Every believer in Christ have a bright future awaiting us in God's Kingdom and we are to continue to be "Salt and Light" to this world.  Simply put, we need to speak up and expose the error in our times no matter what and who we face.  Jesus helped people and fulfilled His purpose without compromising the Truth.  We (believers) are not here to please man but to please God alone.  Let us do what the Holy Spirit tells us with boldness knowing that we are heirs to the throne of God.  The promises of God (His kindness and peace) are true to us here on earth and will be fully manifested at the end of days when we shall reign with Him.  He's coming, be ready?

For this Card, I used an image from Time for Tea called "Princess" and colored it with my Touch Five and Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square.  The DP is from Heidi Grace, the butterflies from Recollection, the nail head gems from Imaginisce and I added some Liquid Pearls (Silver) to the image's dress.  The wonderful paper saved me some time in having to layer some more.  The design and texture are worth showing and surely gave this card an edge.   Lastly, I did some wacky stitching to complete my design.
 

 KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART CARD


 KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART CARD LAYERS


 KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART CARD SIDE VIEW


 KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART CARD INSIDE


KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
Just Keep on Creating---ATG
ATG with Create with TLC---ATG
Classic Design Team---ATG
Crafts and Me---ATG with optional Autumn
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Creatalicious---ATG with optional "Pick a Tune"
Cute as a Button---ATG
Digistamps4Joy---ATG with optional Color Twist
Doodle Pantry---ATG with Digi
Not Just Cards---ATG
Petal Lu---ATG
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Time for Tea---Fall Into Layers
Your Scrapbook Place---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Fall Colors
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Funny
Aud Sentiment---Fall Colors with Sentiment
Love to Craft---ATG
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG


Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge.  There's wonderful prize awaiting our blessed winner from our awesome sponsor this week, Kraft Outlet ($15 GC) and the Cutting Cafe (choice cuts).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a blessed week and always remember to share unto others the hope you have in Christ.  Hugs! 

19 comments:

  1. Yes Jo Ann truly we are living in Godless times!! Praise God we are redeemed, and may our lives reflect that!
    Love your card - it is beautifully coloured and composed
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. What a beautifully constructed card - love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  3. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

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  4. Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  5. This is such a lovely card with beautiful words. I love the main image and it looks great mounted on the background. Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  6. A very prety card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  7. I love your project, its just beautiful. 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]

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  8. Beautiful card!!
    (Amen to all you said!)
    Thanks for playing along at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 21!
    Debbie (DP Creative Team)
    Doodle Pantry AIMPDC
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  9. A pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Mieko xx

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  10. lovely card thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel DT

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  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  12. Great card! Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

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  13. So cute! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.


    Veronique DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...



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  14. What a beautiful card love the inside to so creative. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Helen DT

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  15. What a beautiful princess card. Blessings!

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  16. JoAnn this is just delightful and I love the fluttering butterflies. Its perfect for our 3rd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  17. Fabulous card!!! Love all the layers and the colors you used!!! Thank you for joining us this month on the Time For Tea Challenge blog!

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  18. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional pick a tune” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

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