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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Reach Out in Friendship Card---Join Us For Another MayzyArt Challenge!

Good Monday morning everyone.  This post was supposed to make it here in my Blog last Saturday but because the MayzyArt Challenge was delayed and only posted yesterday, that is why I am just posting it now.  The Challenge theme is "Stars" so, you are welcome to interpret this theme the way you like it. Take for example, this Card, I only have the stars on the image's outfit.  

Anyway, this Card is another testimony of God's goodness as I didn't really know how the creation is going to look like except for the image that I had chosen from no other than MayzyArt called "Prom Zilpha and Trevor."  I proceeded on looking for a sentiment that will give life to the images and found it at Create with TLC which I have purchased a while back but didn't used yet.  I didn't want it to be just another sweet card but to speak about how real relationships are formed.  These days, most people look into each other for a second and the next thing you know, they are living together outside of marriage.  And this goes on and on, oftentimes resulting to a painful process of frustration and hopelessness when what we truly need is to find someone we can truly trust.  There can never be a person living in this world that can truly be perfect to as not disappoint us.  We ourselves can disappoint others while unaware of it.  So, to become a true friend to someone, you need to connect with the Truest Friend one can ever have----His Name is JESUS!  He is everything we need in this life.  He already proven His love for us by dying on the Cross on our behalf, taking to Himself the punishment that was intended for us so that we can all come to Him and be with Him.  We need to learn His ways through His Word as His  Holy Spirit guides us in our walk with Him.  I lived with this mindset in mind:  "I cannot give what I don't have."  Simply put, I cannot love anyone if love has not been shown to me. I can't forgive anyone's offense toward me if I have not been forgiven myself.  I cannot truly love if I have not experienced true love.  But it's hard for people who grew up abandoned and abused by those who were supposed to care for them.  In my lifetime, many times I thought I was loved; only to be left frustrated.  Betrayals are the hardest of them.  But I came to the knowledge of the One who loved me unconditionally---with forgiveness and salvation---I found out what "sacrificial love" means.  One that gives and keeps on giving without expecting anything in return.  "Agape Love," the highest form of love that Only comes from the Source of Love Himself---JESUS!  He is all you'll over need in this lifetime through life everlasting.  The Scriptures is not just a book but speaks volume on the love of God bestowed upon His creation and His plan to restore them after they rebelled against Him.  If you haven't laid your hands on the Bible, there in it's pages is the  the Answer to your every need.  Don't allow anyone/anything to keep you away from the incorruptible treasures you can find there.

So, back to the inspirational card I made for this MayzyArt Challenge, I colored this beautiful image with my ProMarker/ProMarker/Spectrum Noir and Sharpie markers.  I used a White CS cut to a 5.5-size square card as my base together with some Purple and Black CS for matting.  The DP's are from Recollections, Paper Studio, K & Company and the hearts were cut out from a DP from Me & My Big Ideas. To deviate from  having a square card, I punched an MS Border Punch to 2 sides of the card hence making this a nice-shaped card.  I stamped some swirls on the panel using a clear stamp from Stampendous.  I scribbled inspirational words to the hearts using an MS pen marker.   Lastly, I stitched all over this card.  I haven't created a card in purple tone and didn't intend to do it but I was surprised how the colors turned out wonderfully.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

One Crazy Stamper---Anything Goes (2/5)
Craft Us Crazy---Anything Goes
Creative Corner---Designer Paper
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge---Anything Goes
Love to Create---Pick 2 (Die Cut and Sentiment)
By The Cute and Girly---Favorite Things (Digi Stamp to color and Great sentiment)
LadyAnne's---Nana Vic's Challenge
Creatalicious---Color Palette
Cute Card Thursday---Something Old (The DP's are old)
Debbie Dolphin---Anything Goes
Twist of Faith---Stitching---Real or Faux
Craft Your Passion---That is Odd
My Heart Pieces---Use Your Favorite 3 Things (Digi Image, Brads and beautiful DP's)
Paper Playtime---Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks---In Stitches
Victorine Stamps---Anything Goes
This is all for today, folks.  Hope you join us at the MayzyArt Challenge and win fabulous prizes as we reveal the winner in 2 weeks.  You don't need to use a Mayzy image to join and any Craft will do.  Just make sure you incorporate some "Stars" on it.  Have an awesome day and know that Jesus is knocking on the door of your hearts, waiting for someone to let Him in.  Much love to y'all!


  1. I saw you on MIM, I had to get a closer look at your card I love your colors and the kenny K image is wonderful I love how you finished the inside of the card also. I am #12, 14, 56, 57 and #58, stop by I would
    Love to have you visit.
    This is so sweet.
    DIANA L.

  2. Such an adorable couple. I found you on Make It Monday.

  3. I love the stitching you did with both of your cards, especially when you used both zigzag and straight stitching mixed. But more than that I love the verses and positive sentiments you chose. Thank you for sharing your relationship with Christ and what you have learned about relationships with others. May God continue to bless you as you share. Please join us again at Twist of Faith.

  4. We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  5. Thank you for playing our stitching challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  6. WOW!! Awesome card!! Look at all that wonderful stitching! Thanks for joining in my challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  7. Beautiful inside an out, love the colours and such a great image. Thanks for joining us at Nana Vickie's at Lady Anne's challenges Tania xx

  8. Wow, such a stunning and gorgeous piece of artwork! So beautifully done and so much detail too! Blessings Renata (stitch-and-greet)

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion this week!

  10. What a sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  11. Fab card, such a lovely design and image. Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. Carol.

  12. Wow, this is amazing. I love the embellishments and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion and also Paper Playtime.

    DT member for Craft Your Passion and Paper Playtime

  13. What a fun card! I love the sentiment and the little hearts going up the side! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Playtime!


  14. Incredible stitching and wonderful layout! I love the colors that you chose and your wonderful images. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  15. Wow, this is really a fabulous card! Love the dimension of the card and the image is awesome so is your design!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  16. Beautiful card! Fabulous coloring and I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  17. I like your card very much ; such bright colours ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

  18. Totally love your card. I love all the colors and the shape is great. Also loving those hearts. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
    Tammy DT

  19. This is such a fantastic creation, Jo Ann! Love the beautiful layers of embellishments and your great coloring on the cute girl image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

  20. Such a fun looking card, love the hearts you have cut out and put on there, great sentiment too. 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

  21. Wonderful card and great design. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  22. Absolutely fun and fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  23. Another absolutely stunning creation Jo Ann! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  24. What a fun card. I love the image and all those hearts!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes Challenge!

  25. Great card. Perfect design, colouring and detail.

    Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting

  26. I am one of your fans anyway. I love this card. You designed it beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's - Vickie's Anything Goes Challenges. We hope to see you back again soon. Hugs~Patti PS. If you comment on my card at Vickie's Anything Goes Challenges you win a chance to win the image!

  27. Hiya your card is gorgeous xxx
    Thankyou so much for joining in with my candy challenge and good luck xx
    hugs Debbie xx

  28. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.



  29. Jo Ann, Your card is just adorable. Love the colors and your coloring. love all the sentiments and the images. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Good luck on the challenge. We love seeing your creation.
    Hugs, Patricia

    I have a friend and her hubby that has just move to San Antonio. She is starting a new job on Monday and she is a card maker. I know San Antonio is a big city but is their any craft clubs that you know of??? Just thought I would ask...

  30. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina LTC DT

  31. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT



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