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.


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. 

26 comments:

  1. Oh how we can celebrate what Christ has done for us - a very special weekend indeed!
    Love your cute card Jo Ann - you have coloured him beautifully.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Hey girl - Happy Easter to you! And what a cute, wonky angled card! The thing that really stands out for me is the monkey on the envelope - oh my! What a cute tease for what is inside - you inspire me so!
    ~ginny

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  3. Cute birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

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  4. Love it! I absolutely love it| Where did you get the image? Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

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  5. Gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Back again, and again, just gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

     

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  7. Love this!!! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/
    DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

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  8. Oh I love the expression on this guys face. And I like that you have made a matching envelope. lovely card, thank you for sharing at 2CCC. X

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  9. Happy Easter to you too! I love this monkey card - so cute! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

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  10. Easter is such a special week-end when we can reflect on the Love of God and Jesus ans his sacrifice that we may all be righteous in the eyes of God .....
    Now what I am here for - Your card is so cute. There are a few things that really finished the card off and took it to the next level for me. I love the stitching, I do this on my layouts, but I may need to start to stitch my cards. asn I love the way the background mat is on a tilt. It gives the monkey a sense of playfulness. Your card is awesome. Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Challenge

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  11. Aww he's cute! What a great card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge .
    Lynda

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  12. Very cute card! I love your blog! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges! next time!

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  13. This is so cute Thank you for joining into Digi Stamps for joy challenge
    Michelle DT

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  14. Jo Ann this is a adorable card. That little monkey is a cutie! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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  15. Cute Card! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  16. Nice project!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  17. Thank you for joining in with us over at Createful Heart Designs, we love to see your pretty cards!

    Owner/Artist of Createful Heart Designs

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  18. Love the monkey and the font for your sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge #5. I hope you visit again for our #6 in May.

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  19. This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of BRIGHT COLOURS challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  20. Great card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

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  21. Such a cute & adorable card Jo Ann. The monkey makes me smile & the envelope is gorgeous with those eyes :) Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Join us at the Papercraft Business FB Group

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  22. Thank you for joining us this month at Papercraft Business. I've enjoyed your watercoloring, I didn't know you could do that with Stabilo!
    Hope to see you for our upcoming challenges!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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  23. Oh my goodness - how sweet is this little guy! Just a perfectly fun card - great job!

    Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member


    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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  24. That monkey is adorable! Very cute card. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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  25. Lovely ctreation! Sweet funny image!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge April "ATG".
    Ileanaxx

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  26. What a great card thank you for joining us over at LTCCB and good luck

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