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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It Is Better to Trust in the Lord Easel Card--Join Us For our First Challenge of the Year at Word Art Wednesday!

Happy New Year, Everybody!  2013 is finally here and like always, I entrust everything unto the Lord!  He has a plan for my life and there is no greater plan than that so, I rest my confidence in Jesus and Jesus alone.  I often wonder why man would trust in anything other than the God who created him.  When we buy a specific item---let's say an electronic device...We buy them specifically for their purpose, right?  We don't buy a dishwasher and use it for laundry nor we buy an oven and use it as a refrigerator.  Although people may intentionally use them for that purpose yet, one cannot expect that they'll get the best out of the product unless it's use for it's purpose.  Pretty much like us...We are created for a specific purpose here on earth and we are to operate under the power of the Holy Spirit (our power source).  Without Him,  we will simply be a useless device.  That reminds me of  the many people who taught they can attain happiness by stardom, wealth and power but a lot of them end up reaching the top and discovering there's nothing there. I submit to you that unless a person discovers the path to God's purpose in His life, nothing will satisfy.  We may imitate and act like somebody but until you recognize who you really are in Jesus Christ, your life will remain empty. 

So, today, I would like to share with you the card I made out of the free Word Art we have for you to download at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  It's about trusting in the Lord and not in man (Psalm 118:8).  It's sad because we see more and more people trusting in what government can do for them in calamities instead of calling on the Lord in whom all blessings flow.  We see this everyday in the news, people putting their trust in man and not in God.  I pray that we listen to what God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."---If we take this verse to heart and do what God told us to do, we shall see the healing of this nation in a profound way...Why?  Because He is TRUE to His every word (Numbers 23:19).   If we put our trust in man, we are destined to fail for NO MAN IS PERFECT.  Heed the warning the scriptures had to say about trusting in man...

"This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.  That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes.  They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,  in a salt land where no one lives." (Jeremiah 17:5-6)

Anyway, one of our sponsors this week is Eureka Stamps and is kind enough to allow us to use some of their images to highlight this week's project.  I chose this "tree image" and added some gems to it for a bit of bling...I used a white CS cut at 5.5-inch card base.  I incorporated a textured white CS and embossed it with my Cuttlebug for added dimension.  I attached a red/fuschia ribbon together with a black ribbon and included some black brads. Then, I finalize the card with lots of stitching.  The sentiment inside is from CDS Stamps. So, come and join us at this week's Challenge at WAW.  You may enter with 5 different project using uplifting messages or use the featured Word Art this week.  Fabulous prizes awaits the winner and from now on, we will be selecting the Top 3 artwork each Challenge week.   At the end of the month, all these winners will have a chance to win a set of Digi images from Daydream Designs.  Wow, that's more chances to win, right?






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp---New Something (I used a new embossing die and new digi image)
Totally Gorjuss---New (I used a new embossing die and new digi image)
MMCS---Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly---Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine---Something and New  (Old Brads, New Digi Stamp/Embossing Die)
Crafty Creations---Anything Goes (1/2)
Lia Stampz---Something New (New Embossing Die and Image)
Make It Monday---Anything Goes 
Lady Anne's---Vickie's First Challenge/Anything Goes (1/3)
Aud Sentiment---Any Sentiment/Inspiration
ATC's and Cards with Attitude---Anything Goes/Celebration 
Fat Pages with Attitude---Anything Goes/Celebration 
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes 
Kaboodle Doodles---Anything Goes 
HIMCR---Freestyle (2/3)
TTCRD---Anything Goes 
One Crazy Stamper---Anything Goes 
Digi Makeover---Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday---Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments---New (New Embossing Die, New Digi Image)
Delicious Doodles---Out with the Old (I used New Embossign Die, New Digi Image)
Inky Impressions---Anything Goes

There you have it, folks!  Can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this week's Challenge.  Remember that we are here not only to create some projects but to also to be an encouragement to you, guys.  So, let us know how we can help you if you have questions and/or prayer request.  I thank the Lord Jesus for allowing me to exalt His name and His Holy Word in every which way possible.  I love you, Father God!


  1. What a striking card, Jo Ann! I love the simplicity of the silhouette to make this bold statement of trust. As always, your post is thought provoking and doctrinally on target. I LOVE the Jeremiah verse to compliment our verse for this week. Who wouldn't want to trust our God? Sadly, too many. He is infallibly trustworthy, and I'm grateful He wooed me to His side. What a lovely card and post this week, Jo Ann. Always a delight to come here.

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 everybody.

    Joan x

  3. I'm so glad he called me too - keep trusting in him. Very nice easel card and thanks for joining in with the PTW challenge. Mary G x

  4. I love the artsy feel of your card and your simple color scheme. Blessings!

  5. A tree is always so peaceful. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  6. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joing us for Vickies challenge at Lady Anne's

  7. Such an unusual card you have created, love the tree and the simplicity of the whole thing. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  8. Such a super card, the tree silhouette is great
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  9. Lovely card, I just love the texture you used! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon.

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  10. Thanks for all you do to make WAW a success, and to share your talents and your love for our precious Savior through your art. I pray that you will be blessed as you bless others, and that God will continue to reveal His goodness, love and blessing on you as you create and share the talents He has given you. I am SO incredibly grateful to Him for allowing us to meet and create together, what a treat to have a Sister in the Lord who loves to worship Him as much as I do - and to share that love for Him through our art. I am so blessed by you, JoAnn, and SO blessed that He brought you into my life.
    Big hugs and lots of prayers and praise,

  11. Wow this is such a wonderful card. I really love the black and white look! Awesome.

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Makeover this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  12. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  13. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week. Good luck, hugs Sharon

  14. This is such a striking card. That is a gloriously strong and wonderful tree and how you've highlighted its beauty is perfect! :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  15. G'day JoAnn, your card is very uplifting, especially with the elegant colours, textures and the scripture message.
    Bless you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
    *Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

  16. wonderful card - love the tree image
    Thanks for joining us at CS this week
    Lisa x

  17. Hi JoAnn

    You are right on - your words are a good description. Thanks for your wisdom today.

    What a unique card - love the tree stamp especially.

    Hope you have a blessed week.

  18. Oh Joanne,
    Another masterpiece,
    Listen to this.
    My life was black as sin,
    Until my Saviour came in,
    His Precious Blood I know,
    Has washed me white as snow.....
    That is waht your card said to me, and it made me very happy. I love the way you never forget to give Him all the glory. You are a very special young layd and I remember the day you were introduced at WAW. I knew as soo as I saw your first card, a woman of God.
    May the LORD bless and keep you.

  19. Wonderful creation, I love the new embossing folder you used and the beautiful black and white color scheme. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Inky Impressions this time:)

  20. Beautiful card. I love trees and this is stunning. Love the shadow look and the easel card is a great idea. I saw your card on MIM. Glad I got a closer look.

  21. Such a lovely fresh clean card Jo Ann. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

    hugs Diane xx

  22. This is just wonderful a great design and love the tree image just wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at BMC Love Chanelle xx

  23. Wow, stunning use of the contrast of black and white with a splash of color!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  24. Stunnign easel card, love that tree!

    Thanks for joining in our first challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop and good luck!!

    The MMCS Team xx

  25. I love all the bright colors, beautiful, makes me happy : ) We're glad you share with us at Fat Pages With Attitude!!!

    With Love
    ( Fat Pages With Attitude DT)



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