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.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Scripture Series: If We Faint Not Card---Join Us for Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, guys!  So, we began another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) featuring another Scripture Word Art which you can download for free at the WAW site.  It comes from Galatians 6:9 which says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

I often shared to y'all the importance of having an eternal perspective as we walk this life on earth in the Lord Jesus.  From the time we were born, all we care about is our own little world.  We are driven by our desires to get what we want to better ourselves.  And many define/measure success based on the money they possess, how powerful, famous and respected they are in the world.  We do everything we possibly can to fulfill those desires even to the point of stepping on others just to get ahead and accomplish our dreams.  For many  of us, this is what life is all about.   But for some, the seed of God's Word came and regenerated in our fertile (receptive) human heart that all of a sudden, we become aware that things don't really revolve around us.  That we were created by a Creator whose plans and purpose graciously included us to fulfill His will which He predestined us to do from before time.   The closer we get to the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (depending on our hunger and thirst for His presence),  the more aware we become of what's truly important in this life.  A friend once asked me why I decided to become a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) instead of pursuing a career using the many talents God has given me.  It was an honest question that requires an honest answer.  Like anyone else, I too had many dreams that I tried (my hardest) to pursue earlier in life.  But the Lord had a different plan.  As I go through triumphs and disappointments (there were many), the Lord never failed to instruct and direct me to a better plan.  Most of the time, the path/task He wanted us to pursue does not generate wealth, power and notoriety.  As a matter of fact, it usually involves hard work and sacrifice but the spiritual benefits (how it builds you up on the inside) gives us so much more (of greater worth).  It's hard to explain but we know (down in our spirits) that that's exactly where He wants us to be for the time being.  

The great rewards promised to us by the Lord in His Word can't be found in this world.  For what we can get here is nothing compared to the true riches we have in Christ Jesus.  Think (or even imagine) of the very best thing you can have in this world yet it will still fail in comparison to what Jesus has prepared for us in the afterlife.  So, Ive made up my mind to pursue the high calling of Christ in my life and to forfeit every earthly and selfish ambition that wouldn't benefit me eternally.  I'm not saying it's wrong to dream but just be careful that such dream doesn't turn into an idol (anything you value, seek, pursue above God).  The Scripture reveals to us everything that is valuable in the sight of God.  Spend time learning and studying God's Word and you'll reap the rewards of your diligence and obedience.  I would like to leave you with the verses in 1 Peter 1:3-9 which says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

For this Card, I used an image from Wild Rose Studio called "Bella with Daisy" and one the images from Art Impressions Try'Folds Stamps called "Garden TF."  I watercolored both images using Ranger Distress Inks.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The blue embossed CS is from Bazzill.  I also added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to parts of the images and ran the panels through my sewing machine for wonderful stitching.  I didn't feel like adding any more embellishments to allow the watercolor scene along with the inspirational verse to speak for itself.  I'm very happy with the result.



 IF WE FAINT NOT CARD


 IF WE FAINT NOT CARD LAYERS


 IF WE FAINT NOT CARD SIDE VIEW


 IF WE FAINT NOT CARD INSIDE


IF WE FAINT NOT CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Aud Sentiments---Cute + Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Sasayaki Glitter---Flowers
Time Out---Inspired by Words
Alphabet---D is for "Dots"
Colour Crazy---ATG Coloring
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Crafty Catz---ATG/Cute Image
Creative Fingers---ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack---ATG
Pattie's Creations---Flowers
QKR Stampede---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
2 Crafty Critter---ATG with Animals
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Artistic Stamper---Backgrounds
Classic DT---ATG
Color Sisters---Color Palette
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG with Animals
Crafty Girls---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG/Springtime
Createful Heart---ATG/Spring/Mother's Day
CCC---Flower Power
Daisy Chain---Animals
Delicious Doodles---Flowers
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/For Mum
Fabrika Fantasy---Flowers
LeAnns World---ATG
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Lace. Ribbon or Twine


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.  Great prizes to be won from our wonderful sponsors---Pink and Main ($20 GC) and Sweet-N-Sassy Stamps (Digit images).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the peace of the Lord overtake you today.  In Christ, we have a very bright and joyful (literally) future!   

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Especially Made: Happiness Coming Your Way Card and Crochet Blanket and Toy Set for a Special Friend...

Hi there, guys.  We have a brand new Challenge happening at 613 Avenue Create so feel free to link your Anything Goes with optional theme (Mainly Blue) projects for the fun of sharing your craft.  I'm so sorry this post is coming a couple days late as many things came up that kept me occupied.

Today, I would like to share with you God's Word in 1 John 3:7-9 which says, "Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God."  My Life Application Bible did a wonderful job explaining these verses so I would like to share it here.  It says, "We all have areas where temptation is strong and habits are hard to conquer.  These weaknesses give the devil a foothold, so we must deal with our areas of vulnerability.   If we are struggling with a particular sin, however, these verses are not directed at us, even if for the time we seem to keep on sinning.  John is not talking about people whose victories are still incomplete; he is talking about people who make a practice of sinning and look for ways to justify it.  Three steps are necessary to find victory over prevailing sin: (1) seek the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word; (2) stay away from tempting situations; and (3) seek the help of the Body of Christ---be open to their willingness to hold you accountable and to pray for you.  "No one who is born of God will continue to sin" means that true believers do not make a practice of sinning, nor do they become indifferent to God's moral law.  All believer's still sin, but they are working to gain victory over sin.  "God's seed remains in him" means that true believers do not make practice of sinning because God's new life has been born into them.  We are "born of God" when the Holy Spirit lives in us and gives us Jesus' new life.  Being born again is more than a fresh start; it is a rebirth, receiving a new family name based on Christ's death for us.  When this happens, God forgives us and totally accepts us; the Holy Spirit gives us new minds and hearts, lives in us, and begins helping us to become like Christ.  Our  perspective changes too because we have a mind that is renewed day by day by the Holy Spirit (See Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:22-24).  So we must begin to think and act differently.  See John 3:1-21 for more on being born again. "

You see, I planned to share something in the line of what I'm dealing with these days (physical condition) but as I seek God's Word, He took me to a different direction.  I believe it is of utmost importance that I share this message considering the moral and social dilemma prevalent in our society these days.  There is a continuous attack on the Word of God that's determined to move us and our children away from the knowledge of God and towards Moral Relativism.  Moral Relativism (or Ethical Relativism) is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective and/or universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances.  No matter how good one presents this, it is utterly dangerous and demonic in its core.  See more about Moral Relativism HERE.   In case you are unaware of it, our schools are the best place to start this evil indoctrination.  We hear of school board (closed door) meetings that takes away our rights as parents and citizens to have a say in our children's education.  In California, there's an ongoing fight by concerned parents that are opposed to school district's subjecting their kids to controversial sex education courses and gender bending propaganda.  Satan knows the importance of the next generation to secure the decay of our society.  His demonic agenda has saturated all pillars of our society using media, entertainment and politics in the forefront.  It gained access towards many churches as well whose teachers and preachers became traitors to the teachings of Christ and have placed their own understanding above God's Word.  In essence, these people have sold their souls to the devil for fame, power and money.   Them and their congregation had been deceived by the enemy for they refused to check the teachings handed down to them against the infallible Word of God.  Teaching about God's love without stating God's justice and wrath is an incomplete teaching that will send people to eternal damnation (eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire).  Outside of faith in what Jesus Christ accomplished at the Cross (His death, burial and resurrection), there is no other way for man to be saved.  Jesus' death justified us (legally) and made us righteous before God followed by sanctification by faith (where He sets us apart solely for His purpose).  This sanctification is an ongoing process of being Christ-like and requires our trust, cooperation and dying from ourselves (not us but Christ in charge of our lives).  By the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us, we learn to battle with our selfish ambitions, emotions and proclivities in submission to the will of God.  Unlike those of the world (unbelievers), we no longer act based on our own advancement/satisfaction but taking into consideration the fulfillment of God's plan as a whole.  And when we make mistakes (acts of sin), we don't justify it but confesses it unto the Lord for forgiveness (1 John 1:9).  

A person that's been truly born of God does not delight in lies but seeks the Truth that can only be found in the Word of God.  Anyone who places their own understanding, feelings, experiences, culture, tradition, skin color, political affiliation, education, talents, and many more above the Word of God is not of God.  All human beings were born sinners (being in Adam) but those who placed their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ died in Adam and are born-again in Christ.  Therefore, the curse (Sin and Death) that humans carry by being in Adam have already been severed (no longer have power over us) and we possess in us the newness of life (Spirit life) in Christ Jesus.  Though we have to unlearn all the rebellious acts we were used to doing (process of sanctification), we no longer have to do it on our own.  The Holy Spirit (God's seed in us) helps us every step of the way as we yield our lives to Him.  There are many others out there who needs to hear this Truth. While there is time, we have to tell them about salvation by faith in Christ while we battle to destroy the works of the enemy in the lives of our children and the society as a whole.  This is not the time to sit down and relax.  We have a lot of work to do as God grants us a window of opportunity.  If we have to fight against unjust laws to follow the just laws of God in our society, let us do that!  For no man-made laws are above God's laws.  I would like to encourage you with the following verses to inspire you to live for the Lord daily:

"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind of the flesh is hostile to God: It does not submit to God’s Law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet the Spirit gives you life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who dwells within you."  (Romans 8:1-11)
  
For this Card, I used this wonderful image from Stamping Bella called "Baby Carriage Abella" that I water colored using my Stabilo 68 markers.  The sentiment came from the same set.  I added some glitters to the image using Stickles (Crystal).  I made this for a friend who had her Baby Shower last month along with a wonderful Crochet Baby Blanket and Piggy Buddy Set (pictures below) that I worked with for close to two weeks .  Nothing is worth more than a gift you spent plenty of time to make in order to express how important that friend is to you.  That's how I see handmade gifts.  It's really more than a gift----it's a gift of LOVE!  Anyway, I followed the pattern from a book from Annie's Crochet called "Baby Blankets and Toys."  My friend loves green so, I had to incorporate green with pink for a baby girl (well, with some yellow) to complete this design.   She's very happy with it...


 HAPPINESS COMING YOUR WAY CARD


HAPPINESS COMING YOUR WAY CARD CLOSE-UP


HAPPINESS COMING YOUR WAY CARD WITH ENVELOPE


 CROCHET RIPPLES BLANKET AND PIGGY BUDDY FOLDED


CROCHET RIPPLES
 BLANKET AND PIGGY BUDDY


The Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
Creative Fingers---ATG
Simply Create Too---Anything but a Card
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Card Mania---Anything but a Card (Crochet Gift Combo)
Classic DT---ATG
Color Sisters---Color Palette
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Createful Heart---ATG/Spring/Mother's Day
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/For Mum
LeAnns World---ATG
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Lace. Ribbon or Twine


There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to link with us.  I hope you have a great week and know that through faith in what Jesus accomplished at the Cross, we have complete victory over the works and schemes of the enemy!  Let us share this hope to countless others in the world. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scripture Series: Be Ye Strong Card---Join us for Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, friends!  I'm back to feature the card I made for another Challenge happening at Word rt Wednesday (WAW)As always, we highlight a Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site and it comes from 2 Chronicles 15:7 which says, "Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded."

The Bible said that King Asa of Judah (Southern Kingdom) did good and  right by the sight of God.  He got rid of foreign altars and high places, destroyed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.  He commanded people to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, and to obey His laws and commands.  Let me share what my Life Application Bible said about King Asa's earlier reign:  "Asa's reign was marked with peace because "he did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord, His God."  This refrain is often repeated in Chronicles---obedience to God leads to peace with God and others.  In the case of Judah's kings, obedience to God led to national peace, just as God promised centuries earlier.  In our case, obedience may not always bring peace with our enemies. but will always bring peace with God and complete peace in His future kingdom.  Obeying God is the first step on the path to peace.  Simply attending worship services is not enough to secure God's peace.  Like Asa, we must also actively remove anything that is is offensive to God.  Becoming more active in Church attendance or good deeds will still leave us in turmoil if we have failed to eliminate sinful practices from our lives.  We should continually ask God to remove any source of temptation from our lives.  

"Rest on every side" means that Judah had peace with all her neighbors.  Times of peace are not just for resting.  They allow us to prepare for times of trouble.  King Asa recognized the period of peace as the right time to build  his defenses---the moment of attack would be too late.  It is also difficult to withstand spiritual attack unless defenses are prepared beforehand.  Decisions about how to face temptations must be made with cool heads long before we feel the heat of temptation.  Build your defenses now before temptation strikes.  Asa wisely welcomed people with close relationship with God, and he listened to their messages.  Azariah (God's prophet) gave the armies an important  warning and encouraged them to stay close to God.   Azariah said that Israel (Northern Kingdom) was "without the true God." Eight kings reigned in Israel during the 41-year rule of Asa in Judah, and all eight were evil.  Jeroboam, the first ruler of Israel, began this wicked trend by setting up idols and expelling God's priests.  Azariah used Israel's problems as an example of the evil that would come to Judah if they turned away from God as their northern brothers and sisters had.  Azariah encouraged the men of Judah to keep up the good work, "for your work will be rewarded."  This is an inspiration for us too.  Recognition and rewards are great motivators that have two dimensions: (1) The temporal dimension.  Living by God's standards may result in acclaim here on earth.  (2) The eternal dimension.  Permanent recognition and reward will be given in the next life.  Don't be discouraged if you feel your faith in God is going unrewarded here on earth.  The best rewards are not in this life but in the life to come."  

What I concluded from the life of King Asa as I go through 2 Chronicles 14 to our featured verse in 2 Chronicles 15:7 was how he honored God through obedience.  He destroyed the seat of idolatry that permeated his kingdom and influenced his people to obey the One True God.  He recognized his limitations as a human being and asked God for help to conquer  His enemies.  He also listened to the counsel  of Godly people and took into account what they had to say.  In our day and time, as the Body of Christ (Church), we all need one another.  We are facing vicious attacks daily that threatens our faith and our lives if we don't conform to the worldly and evil standards of this world.  None of us can accomplish things on our own.  Christ is the Head and we are His body.  We work effectively when each member work in unity toward the same goal.  Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 18:19-20 which says, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Whatever calling we hold as disciples of Jesus Christ today, we are to stay true and reliant to the teachings and examples of our Master.  We are to be strong both physically and spiritually for there would be times where that strength would be tested.  The Lord uses other believers to encourage us to continue the fight and stay faithful to the mission.  At no time will God leave us to fight the battles on our own.  Thus, we should be sensitive to His move and them which He sends.  For we do everything unto the Lord not for temporary rewards but that which is eternal.  Colossians 3:23-24 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

For this Card, I used an image from CC Designs called "Cinnamon Paints RS13"  that I water colored using Distress Inks.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Paper Studio, the flowers that I layered are from Prima, the brad frm Paper Studio, the doily from my stash and the glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  The leaves were die-cut with Fiskars punch and for added dimension, I stitched all over this card.  I also distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz distress tool. 


 BE YE STRONG CARD


 BE YE STRONG CARD SIDE VIEW


 BE YE STRONG CARD LAYERS


 BE YE STRONG CARD INSIDE


BE YE STRONG CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters---Leaves
Crafty Addicts---ATG
Star Stampz---Hand-colored Image
Calling All Sistahs---Encouragement/Color and/or Photo Challenge
The Color Sisters---Color/Photo Inspiration
Create and Inspire---ATG/Dies/Stencils
Creative Craft Cottage---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Creative Crafters---ATG
Tinker-Dream---Mother's Day/Flowers


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---Winnie & Walter.  So excited to see what you come up with. For the meantime, serve the Lord with gladness knowing that our labor in Him is not in vain.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Scripture Series: He Will Sustain You (Cast Your Cares) Mini Note Card Set---Join Us for Anything Goes (Inspirational) at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends!  This post is coming out really late.  Just been busy these past few days.  But I would like to share with you my inspiration project for this bi-weekly Challenge happening at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  As always, we are featuring a Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site.  Our highlighted verse today comes from James 1:5 which says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

If you are keeping yourself informed on what's happening in the world in relation to Biblical prophecies and timeline, you and I should be convinced right now that we are living in what we call the last of the Last Days.  Everywhere we look,  the world calls evil good and good evil.  We wake up daily to a worldwide attack on our faith in Christ and the suppression of our right to practice what we believe.  Rebellion is at the heart of every agenda that is targeted in attacking life, marriage, family, morality---among others.   Through the use of Godless and liberal media, they have pushed us to the brink of spiritual collapse as a nation.  Every scenario played/sensationalized in public is not truly what we think they are.  There are puppeteers (with such an evil intent) that are using their puppets (deceived people) to move this nation to Socialism/Communism where it can be controlled by someone so evil---the anti-Christ!  Every effort to ban guns, knives, open our borders, etc is promoted for the so-called "safety and concern for people" but what they don't disclose is their Satanic agenda---that is to strip away the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms and fight when the evil government arises in the future.  People of the world and sad to say, many who professed to be Christians, bought into this agenda and are oblivious of the evil they have subjected themselves and their children to be enslaved with.  They have become the puppets of Satan, being represented by many leaders with great influence around the world.  

Now more than ever, we need the wisdom that comes from God and His Word.  It's not enough to have just knowledge.  Gotquestions.org explains the difference between wisdom and knowledge and I would love to share it with you.  It says, "Wisdom and knowledge, both recurring themes in the Bible, are related but not synonymous. The dictionary defines wisdom as “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.” Knowledge, on the other hand, is “information gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.” Knowledge can exist without wisdom, but not the other way around. One can be knowledgeable without being wise. Knowledge is knowing how to use a gun; wisdom is knowing when to use it and when to keep it holstered. God wants us to have knowledge of Him and what He expects of us. In order to obey Him, we have to have knowledge of the commands. But as equally important as having knowledge is having wisdom. Knowing facts about God and the Bible is not all there is to wisdom. Wisdom is a gift from God (James 1:5). God blesses us with wisdom in order for us to glorify Him and use the knowledge we have of Him. The book of Proverbs is perhaps the best place in the Bible to learn of biblical wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 speaks of both biblical knowledge and wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” To fear the Lord is to start on the path to knowledge, and God can then begin to provide us with wisdom through Christ, who the Bible says is wisdom itself: “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).  Knowledge is what is gathered over time through study of the Scriptures. It can be said that wisdom, in turn, acts properly upon that knowledge. Wisdom is the fitting application of knowledge. Knowledge understands the light has turned red; wisdom applies the brakes. Knowledge sees the quicksand; wisdom walks around it. Knowledge memorizes the Ten Commandments; wisdom obeys them. Knowledge learns of God; wisdom loves Him."

Finally, I want to share what my Life Application Bible said about our featured verse.  It says, "By wisdom, James is talking not only about knowledge, but about the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances.  Whenever we need wisdom, we can pray to God, and He will generously supply what we need.  Christians don't have to grope around the dark, hoping to stumble upon answers.  We can ask God's wisdom to guide our choices.  The wisdom that we need has three distinct characteristics:  (1)  It is practical.  The wisdom of God related to life even the most trying times.  It is not wisdom isolated from suffering and trials.  This wisdom is the tool by which trials are overcome.  An intelligent person may have profound ideas, but a wise person put profound ideas into action.   Intelligence will allow someone to describe several reasons why the car broke down.  The wise person chooses the most likely reason and proceeds to take action.  (2) It is divine.  God's wisdom goes beyond common sense.  Common sense does not lead us to choose joy in the middle of trials.  This wisdom begins with respect for God, leads to living by God's direction, and results in the ability to tell right from wrong.  (3)  It is Christlike.  Asking for wisdom is ultimately asking to be like Christ.  The Bible identifies Christ as the "wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24; 2:1-7)

For this Card, I used a 3-inch square, pre-cut cards with envelopes for my base.  I gathered six Distress ink colors and use it for inking stencils from Stamper's Anonymous as backgrounds for these cards.  The wonderful images came from Ranger Media (Dina Wakley) and all the Scripture sentiments (except for one) came from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps, from the set called "Fear Not."  Because these cards with their matching envelopes are a wonderful set, I had to make a coordinating envelope-box to accommodate them.  I love how it turned great.


 HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU (CAST YOUR CARES) MINI NOTE CARDS


 HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU (CAST YOUR CARES) MINI NOTE CARDS SET 1


 HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU (CAST YOUR CARES) MINI NOTE CARDS SET 2


HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU (CAST YOUR CARES) MINI NOTE CARDS ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafting by Designs---Elegant Ladies
Crafty Creations---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG/April Showers
4 Crafty Chicks---ATG/It's Raining Cats and Dogs
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
A Perfect Time---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG/Use Dies or Stencils
Createful Heart---ATG
Creative Craft---ATG
Digistmps4Joy---ATG/Bright Colors
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Through a Window
Love to Craft---ATG
MIUCB---ATG/Bleaching
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Papercraft Business---ATG/Birthday
Sunsational Stamps---Mother's Day
YSP---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 enter several times in two weeks.  A great prize awaits our winner from our wonderful sponsor---Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (stamps and/or dies).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, meditate on the goodness of the Lord and rely on His promises.  As we see the world becoming more deceived each day, let us hold on to the hope and strength that only the Word of God can give.  We serve a good and faithful God whose never going to leave us nor forsake us!    

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Especially Made: Happy Birthday, Monkey Card---Join Us for our April Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there, friends!  I'm back with my featured card for our Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Twist (use vellum) at 613 Avenue Create.  I made a card for a boy who celebrated his first birthday. Anyway. wishing you A VERY BLESSED AND HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!  Just want to share a post I wrote in my Facebook page on Good Friday regarding what the Cross of Christ means for all of us.  Here it is:

OH, IF ONLY ALL OF MANKIND KNEW WHAT THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST AT THE CROSS HAS ACCOMPLISHED FOR THEM NOW AND FOREVER...

The finished work of Jesus Christ (His death, burial and resurrection) not only freed us from bondage of SIN (Death and Sin Nature) but has given us the RIGHT STANDING (righteousness) with God. JESUS did it all and all we need to do is BELIEVE (faith). When we declare that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, our confession shows our agreement with God's redemptive plan. HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IN US puts us in the position of POWER and AUTHORITY over the works and schemes of the enemy (satan). So when a CONDITION (situations) arise, we must act from our POSITION IN CHRIST (our right standing in Him). We must never allow our “condition” to dictate or rule over our “position.” As JESUS JUSTIFIED US (Justification by Faith) by the shedding of His blood on the Cross, HE ALSO SET US APART (Sanctification by Faith) for His purpose by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. This is how we MUST live our lives daily! 

I thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for revealing what He’s done for me and how in His love and mercy, pursued me. Nothing and no one else can equal what He’s done and who He is in my life. I love you, Lord!  Just want to encourage you with God's Word today as we rejoice in remembering His Resurrection.

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation." (Romans 5:1-11)

For this Card, I used an image from Paper Studio that I watercolored  using my  Stabilo 68 pens.  The base is an A2 size pre-cut card that comes with an envelope from Paper Studio.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Printworks and I took the time to stitch the front panel of this creation. 


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY CARD


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY CARD LAYERS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY CARD WITH ENVELOPE


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

2 Crafty Critters---ATG
A Bit More Time---ATG
A Perfect Time---ATG
Always Happy Birthday---Anything Birthday
Craft Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Animals---Anything with Animals
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG/Friends/Friendship
Create and Inspire---ATG/All About Mums
Createful Heart---ATG/Add Lace
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Bright Colors
HLS---Watercolour
Love to Craft---ATG
Papercraft---ATG
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
YSP---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG


This is it for now, guys.  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge.  If you want to be challenged more, take on our Optional Twist (use vellum).  But there's really no reason for you to miss it. Can't wait to see what you create. The Cross of Christ is more than the just a story passed on from generation to generation.  It's a story of love, grace and hope that is good for today and all of eternity. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scripture Series: My Yoke Upon You Center Step Card---Join Our Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, Crafty Peeps!  Back with another card to highlight another Scripture Word Art for our bi-weekly Challenge happening at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)This Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) comes from Matthew 11:29 which says, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

Wow, what a powerful verse that assures us that we are never alone in this life.  Everything and anything we encounter does not come to us by chance.  There is always a purpose.  We rejoice in the blessings while we learn from the trials.  Often times, we tend to carry the burdens on our own.  We try as hard as we can to deal with problems that we think are within our capacity to solve and that only in hopeless situations (after we exhausted everything in our power) do we come to the Lord and ask for His help.  There's an overwhelming sense of joy and thankfulness when God miraculously come to our rescue in those "bigger than life" trying moments.  But I submit to you that as I grow in the knowledge of God and experience a deeper level of fellowship with Him through prayer, reading His Word, listening to His voice and recognizing His wisdom in every situation, I began inquiring of Him not just in desperate times but also in the simplest of trials where a decision has to be made.  Whether it be financial, relational, emotional, mental or spiritual,  I come to Him first before formulating and deciding on any solution on my own.  We must understand that there is nothing too simple nor complicated for God.  He wants us to come and inquire of Him all the days of our lives.  There will never be a time when we can outsmart God.  He guided me in my younger years as a Christian and helped me mature in the faith.  One day, I'll be totally Christ-like---ruling and reigning with Him.  

The heart of God is for us to have an intimate relationship with Him.  He lives inside of us and is with us all the time.  Gone were the days when God's presence only dwelt in the Ark of the Covenant in the  Tent of David or Solomon's Temple.  Jesus died on the Cross for the forgiveness of our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day to complete God's plan of redemption.  Anyone who places their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ died with Him, buried with Him and resurrected with Him into the New Covenant.  This extraordinary encounter with God is known as the Born-again experience (John 3:3-6).  By the individual's confession of faith (that comes from hearing and hearing the Word of God) in Jesus Christ, the seed of God's Word (water) is implanted into a man's receptive heart and the Holy Spirit causes the spiritual regeneration of that seed inside that individual.  The degree in which we yield ourselves in obedience to God's Word determines the level of growth (fruitfulness) that manifest in our lives.  The process of yielding and obeying is easier said than done.  That's because our human nature (selfishness)  steps in the way of our walk with God and is often affected/complicated by the trials and storms we encounter daily.  But that is why we shouldn't rely on our own strength.  Jesus wants to partner with us so we can carry the load with Him.  The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 12:9-11, "But he (Lord) said to me (Paul), “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."  When we partner with God, the load is definitely lighter for He carries most of the weight.  I would like to share with you what my Life Application Bible shared about our highlighted verse for it has truly blessed me.  It says, "A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox or oxen.  It is attached to a piece of equipment the oxen are to pull.  A person may be carrying heavy burdens of (1) sin,  (2) excessive demands of religious leaders (Matthew 23:4; Acts 15:10), (3) oppression and persecution, or (4) weariness in the search of God.  Jesus frees people from all these burdens.  The "rest" that Jesus promises is love, healing, and peace with God, not the end of all labor.  A relationship with God changes meaningless, wearisome toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.  In what sense was Jesus' yoke easy?  The yoke emphasizes the challenges, work and difficulties of partnering with Christ in life.  Responsibilities weight us down, even the effort of staying true to God.  But Jesus' yoke remains easy compared to the crushing alternative.  Jesus doesn't offer a life of luxurious ease---the yoke is still an oxen's tool for working hard.  But it's a shared yoke, with weight falling on bigger shoulders than yours.  Someone with more pulling power is up front helping.  Suddenly you are participating in life's responsibilities with a great Partner---and now that frown can turn into a smile, and that gripe into a song."

For this Card, I used an image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps called "Two Girls" and colored it using my Prismacolor/Touch Five markers.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step card design.  The DP's are from Paper Studio, the flowers I layered are from Prima, the brad from Recollections and the circle and lacy circle panels were die-cut from Nestabilities.  Lastly, I stitched all over this Card.  I really love the results.


 MY YOKE UPON YOU CENTER STEP CARD


 MY YOKE UPON YOU CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS


 MY YOKE UPON YOU CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW


 MY YOKE UPON YOU CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE


MY YOKE UPON YOU CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Calling all Sistahs---Encouragement
Create and Inspire---ATG/All About Mums
Hanna and Friends---Easter/Spring
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Sparkles---Spring is in the Air
Sweet Stampers---Spring/Easter
Creative Crafters---ATG
Bastel-Traum---Easter/Spring
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters---Spring Flowers


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.  Our awesome sponsors awarding our winners wonderful prizes are The Project Bin ($15 GC) and Bugaboo Stamps (Digis).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Are you struggling on anything today?  Call unto Jesus for He's always there for you. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scripture Series: The Lord on High One Layer Card---Join the Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends! Back with my inspiration project for our brand new Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  As always, it's Anything Goes but also inspirational.  Our Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) comes from Psalm 93:4 and it says, "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea."

Have you experienced being in the middle of the ocean aboard a yacht or perhaps a Cruise ship?  I did.  I worked for more than 6 years as an Entertainment Staff to two of the well known companies in the Cruising industry.  I've sailed in the vastness of the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans and visited many coastal cities all over the world.  I remember how my mother felt when I told her of the new job I was going to embark on. After all, we heard of the dangers many ships encountered in the middle of the ocean.  Come to think of it, what advantage does a luxury vessel (no matter how big it is) have in case of fire or a great storm at sea?  Though I understood her fears (concerns), I told her not to worry for the Lord's with me and in Him, I was safe.  I just knew that every opportunity that comes from the Lord carried His protection.  

However, I was not prepared for the terrible storm that I encountered in the Pacific that followed us for three days on my first few months of cruising.  When you see and hear the big waves pounding on the walls outside causing the ship to tilt dangerously from side to side and having to withstand the horrible feeling of motion sickness for three full days, it felt like hell at sea for me.  I was  thankful we didn't have any passengers to serve, entertain or care for otherwise, it would have been a disaster.  The Chef served us wonderful meals each time, but most of us were feeling sick to our stomachs and couldn't eat.  On the first night of the storm, I thought that staying in my cabin and getting some sleep would help.  But no, a good sleep was impossible as I felt my body being rocked back and forth by the crazy movement of the ship.  Most of the crew's cabins were on the lower deck so, the noise of the waves slamming on the walls outside the ship were so loud, they're like  explosions!  Things that coudn't be secured fell all over the floor which made our space really messy which somehow reflected the chaotic mess of the storm outside. Even for a moment, there was no place to escape the terrible physical, emotional, mental and spiritual challenge of those days.  All I knew was  that I had to endure that nasty storm through the faith and strength God has given me and things would be better.  

The point I want to make here is this:  In our lives, we will always encounter terrible storms (different kinds of problems, persecutions by family and friends among others) that causes the waves to push, pull or drown us of the hope we have in Christ.  The noise/chaos it creates can be deafening and honestly, frightening too.  Not knowing when it's going to stop could make us weary to the point of giving up.  But Jesus showed us that He is mightier than the many noise of water and mightier than the waves of the sea.  Let's go back to the experience of the disciples with Jesus in Mark 4:35-41..."That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat.  There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.  The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,“Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” 

When we repented of our sin and received Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior (Born-again, John 3:3), we invited the One who is mightier than the noise and waves of the sea to dwell inside of us.  It is therefore not us but Christ in us that enables us to triumph over  every storm we encounter in this life.  I went through countless  actual storms and endured motion sickness in all the years I worked in the Cruise Ship industry. I definitely credit God for the strong body as well as His protection from all kinds of dangers.   But more importantly, I also survived the spiritual wave of trials aimed to weaken my faith from the moment I received Christ in my life to this day.  I've got one mighty solution to all kinds of trials/storms---His name is JESUS!  Do yourself a favor...Don't sail this ocean of life without Him!

For this Card, I used an image from Make It Crafty called "Tropical Beach" that I colored using my Prismacolor/Touch Five markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  I created the clouds using my own cloud template along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China).  Lastly, I stitched all over the card.  I seldom create an honest to goodness one layer card.  But this image is so pretty after the coloring and including the verse, I didn't think I needed to add more.  I love the peace and quiet this card exudes.  I felt like I'm there sitting on a beach chair under those coconut trees looking over the horizon, praying and appreciating what God created.  I love it!


 THE LORD ON HIGH ONE LAYER CARD


 THE LORD ON HIGH ONE LAYER CARD CLOSE-UP


 THE LORD ON HIGH ONE LAYER CARD INSIDE


THE LORD ON HIGH ONE LAYER CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---Make It Green
Inspiration Destination---ATG/Spring/Pastel
Moo Mania---Color Effect
Paper Shelter---Hot or Cold Colors (I used Hot Colors)
Pause Dream Enjoy---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG
Cardz for Galz---Beach/Nautical
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
A2Z---ATG
A Bit More Time---ATG
A Perfect Time---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Cards Galore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG/Animals (Flying Birds)
Crafty Girls---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG/For Mums
Createful Heart---ATG/Add Something Green
Creative Craft---Make it Feminine
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Easter
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Mix It Up---Make Your Own Background
Not Just Cards---ATG
Sognando---ATG
Sunsational---ATG
Creative Crafters---ATG
Worldwide DT---ATG
YSP---ATG

I hope you'd take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge.  It's Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly with uplifting and inspirational messages, you can link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsor this week is Freckled Fawn giving away a $15 GC to their shop.  I can't wait to see your projects  and leave you some encouragement on your Blogs.  Pray without ceasing and believe that God can do the impossible! My trust is only in Him... 

Monday, March 5, 2018

From Clothing Tags to Gift Tags---Join the Upcycling/Recycling Optional Theme in our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there, Crafty friends! Today, I'm featuring another project for our Monthly Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  As always, it's Anything Goes with an optional theme of Reuse/Recycle/Upcycle.  You see, I usually throw clothing tags after I made sure that I wasn't going to return the merchandise back to the store for imperfect fit or damage.   But for some reason, I found four tags hiding in the drawer which would be perfect for our optional theme.  What better way  than to transform them into something not only beautiful but useful.  Honestly, I'm not a big recycle/upcycle crafter so, I have to fully trust the Lord for some inspiration here. 

As I looked on the before and after photos of the tags I made, God revealed something in my spirit that filled me with gratitude towards Him.  He showed me how we were once like useless (meant for trash) clothing tags!    He had to save us and then transform us to a fabulous, one of a kind creation that is set aside for His purpose.  We were born into this world in Adam and because of his disobedience, everyone born from his lineage are doomed to destruction. Romans 3:23 tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  There was nothing mankind could do to change that reality.  The payment for our redemption required a Man without Sin.  Yet, there was none.  Only God was without Sin.

I would like to share what Gotquestions.org wrote that would explain further why Jesus was the Only One qualified to save us.  It says, "The Bible is clear about the divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ (see John 1:1-14). Philippians 2:6-7 says that, although Jesus was "in very nature God, He 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." Colossians 2:9 says, “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” Jesus is fully God and fully man, and the fact of His incarnation is of utmost importance. He lived a human life but did not possess a sin nature as we do. He was tempted but never sinned (Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:15). Sin entered the world through Adam, and Adam’s sinful nature has been transferred to every baby born into the world (Romans 5:12)—except for Jesus. Because Jesus did not have a human father, He did not inherit a sin nature. He possessed the divine nature from His Heavenly Father.  Jesus had to meet all the requirements of a holy God before He could be an acceptable sacrifice for our sin (John 8:29; Hebrews 9:14). He had to fulfill over three hundred prophecies about the Messiah that God, through the prophets, had foretold (Matthew 4:13-14; Luke 22:37; Isaiah 53; Micah 5:2).

Since the Fall of Man (Genesis 3:21-23), the only way to be made right with God has been the blood of an innocent sacrifice (Leviticus 9:2; Numbers 28:19; Deuteronomy 15:21; Hebrews 9:22). Jesus was the final, perfect sacrifice that satisfied forever God's wrath against sin (Hebrews 10:14). His divine nature made Him fit for the work of Redeemer; His human body allowed Him to shed the blood necessary to redeem. No human being with a sin nature could pay such a debt. No one else could meet the requirements to become the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world (Matthew 26:28; 1 John 2:2). If Jesus were merely a good man as some claim, then He had a sin nature and was not perfect. In that case, His death and resurrection would have no power to save anyone.  Because Jesus was God in the flesh, He alone could pay the debt we owed to God. His victory over death and the grave won the victory for everyone who puts their trust in Him (John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 17).
 
Now, can you see how my simple upcycled project parallels to the working of God in a believer's life?  We take the trash, transform it and give it a new purpose.  We create because God is a Creator.  Through the Cross of Christ, He gave everyone who trusted in Him a total makeover inside and out resulting in a radiant finish (Justification by Faith)  fit for the King's use (Sanctification by Faith). God is a Great Teacher  and I love it when He communicates  with me the deeper things of life by using the everyday mundanes.  And  to think that many souls out there are convinced that God doesn't speak to His people?   How sad and foolish they are!  The truth is they couldn't hear from God because they don't belong to Him in the first place!  They boast about their religions, their charitable affiliations and contributions which would have no real/eternal value for them.  They are spiritually deaf to His voice, blind to the Truth, and outsiders to God's Kingdom because they rejected Christ--the Only Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).  Everyone who belongs to Christ is led by voice of the Holy Spirit whom God placed inside our hearts.  We know that  God speaks to His people in many ways---a gentle voice, dreams and visions, reading of His Word, toggle/prodding in the heart, lessons seen/learned from nature or even people, word/advice from other believers and so much more.  And yes---even in creating paper craft projects!  God is not limited by anything.  As we conform ourselves to His Word, we become more and more sensitive to His move and His voice.  All glory to His Name!

For this upcycled tags. I used a variety of embellishments from different companies.  I love to stamp and color images to embellish my cards so these store bought embellishments had been in my stash for quite sometime.  But since I rushed to submit this project for this Challenge, I had to utilize these ready made embellishments.  It saved me a lot of time.  I'm so happy it turned out great.  So from now on, I would surely save all the sturdy and beautiful tags from future clothing  purchases...LOL 


 
 UPCYCLED FROM CLOTHING TAGS TO GIFT TAGS


 CLOTHING TAGS BEFORE UPCYCLING


 UPCYCLED GIFT TAG 1


  UPCYCLED GIFT TAG 2


  UPCYCLED GIFT TAG 3


 UPCYCLED GIFT TAG 4


This Project is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Inspire-Create---Animals
Moo-Mania---Spring
Simon Says Stamp---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG/All Loved Up
2 Crafty Critters---ATG with Critters
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Animal Friends---ATG with Animals
Create with TLC---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafter's Cafe---Recycling
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG/Animals
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Papers
Creatalicious---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Eclectic Ellapu---Spring is Coming
Fabrika Fantasy---Spring
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Sunsational---ATG


This it for now, guys.  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge.  If you want to be challenged (like I was), take on the Optional Twist.  But there's really no reason for you to miss it.  Can't wait to see what you create. While the Ark of Grace is still accessible for everyone today, God is still in the business of transforming the worthless trash of this world to something shiny, beautiful and purposeful.  If  you want a real meaning to your life, know who you really are in Christ and your true purpose in this world.  If you're being led in your spirit, ask Jesus to come into your life, repent of your Sin,  confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior and begin reading His Word.  You will surely hear His voice in no time!

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