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, March 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake Cart Card---It's Anything Goes with Flowers at 613 Avenue Create...Join Us!

Happy Resurrection Day, Everyone!  It's that wonderful time of the year when everyone who have put their faith in Jesus Christ recognizes His finished work at the Cross for the redemption of our sins.  It's in His death, burial and resurrection  that man is able to regain what he lost in the Garden of Eden after the Fall of Man.  And it's not with any effort on man's part, none at all!  JESUS, a perfect Man and a perfect God did it all and through faith in what Christ has accomplished are we made righteous before His sight.  The scriptures said in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." It's amazing to me how man can ignore the written word of God (the Bible) and prioritize religion and traditions over God's own instructions to us.  The moment we think we can do it on our own---gain our way to salvation, apart from God, is surely the way to death.  Death being threefold---Spiritual, Physical and Eternal would be our condition without the saving grace of Jesus ChristBut John 3:16 tells us, " For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."  It's LOVE that prompted a Sovereign and Holy God to bring to us the Only solution to our doomed situation. 1 Timothy 2:5 said, "For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."  Adam, with all mankind, sinned against God by way of "Treason" and that is punishable by death.  Someone had to die---One that is perfect and not tainted by the sin nature that Satan has infected mankind---to redeem humanity.  No one was qualified but God Himself who is holy and pure, perfect in every way.  Hence, JESUS,  being God Himself, had to put on human flesh in order to save mankind from its sure wrath.  The Bible declares in Matthew 1:21, "She will give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."  The Resurrection tell us that Victory is won through Jesus Christ alone and whoever puts His faith solely in what He has done shall be saved.  Thus, the following verses are so important---John 14:6, " Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." and Romans 10:9-10 says, "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."  That is why I don't associate anymore with Easter traditions because truthfully told, those traditions have Pagan origins which I don't want my family to associate with.  This is not to be taken lightly for when we allow our kids to engage in what otherwise known as "fertility rights" hidden in bunny rabbits and egg hunting, etc. is worth our attention.  Do your own research and see what the origin of the word "Easter" means.  Here's a link to start you with---  Remember what the Bible says in John 8:32, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  I always believe that if I am going to entrust my eternity to something, I better make sure that I am grounded on a solid foundation, not just from people's opinions, cultures and traditions.  I trust Jesus and the written revelations of the scriptures in it's entirety as my solid foundation.  What about you?

Anyway, we have a new Challenge at 613 Avenue Create and it's pretty easy---Anything Goes with Flowers.  So, I created this card for your inspiration.  I used the Brat Cupcake Cart image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor and Spectrum Noir Markers.  The DP is from Heidi Grace which is two sided hence, I was able to utilize both sides for my lay-out.  The CS are Kraft, Aqua Blue and Black which I used as matting for my panels--all laid out in a 5.5 inches Kraft Square Card base.  I die-cut one of my fave Nestablities for that lacy circle, layered my cupcakes and cart wheels and added glitters (Stickles-Diamond) to the images.  The sentiment comes from Hampton Art and the flower image from Ditto stamps is stamped several times, colored and paper pieced to create a bright, layered flower to compliment my colors.  I die cut some leaves from MS Punch and added several gems from Imaginisce and Hotfix.  And of course, this will not be complete without stitching...Hope you like it.  See, you can have as many or as little flowers in your creation so, what hope you can join us this week at 613 Avenue Create Challenge.






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Catch the Bug---Recipe Challenge
Pile It On---Handmade Flowers
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes
Creative Corner---Anything Goes
Happy Campers---Add Dimension
Aud Sentiments---For a Child
Paper Pretties---Cards for the Kiddos
Creative Craft---For the Kids
DRS Designs---Paper Flowers
Brown Sugar---Flowers
Flourishes---Stitching (Real or Faux)
Di's Digi Designs---Flower Frenzy
Totally Gorjuss---Something Blue
Shelly's Images---Show Us What You Got/Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle---Cute
Twist of Faith---Make It Sparkle
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards---Bring On Spring
My Sheri Crafts---Spring
Digi Haven---Spring
House that Stamps Built---Spring Flowers
Daring Cardmakers---Spring
Broken Box Stock---Think Spring
Make It Monday---Anything Goes

This is all I have for now and hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends as we celebrate the true meaning of Resurrection Day.  It's all about JESUS and the victory He won for us---no one else!


  1. Great cards and awesome coloring! Thanks for joining us over at DRS Designs. Good Luck!

  2. Love your cupcakes....makes me want to make a batch today! :) Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith Card Challenges! Blessings!!!

  3. Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful! I love the whole layout of the card, and also how the ice cream glistens! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. Great cards, and your coloring WOW. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge

  5. Fantastic cupcake card you've created and I love all of your special touches to it. Thank you so much for joining us at Twist Of Faith Cards.

    Laura C.

  6. Just popped over from MIM to take a closer look, great image and such a wonderful card hugs Txx ( i am now following Txx)

  7. Wow your coloring is amazing!!! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!!

  8. Fabulous cupcake card Jo Ann. Love your coloring and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  9. This is so cute! Love the digi and that flower! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  10. Beautiful card Jo Ann!! I saw it on MIM, your coloring is beautiful!

  11. Fabulous card... love the image and your gorgeous colouring!!

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time..

    Christine x

  12. WOW what a fabulous creation! LOVE all the happy colors! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  13. saw your card at MIM, it is so cute!

  14. Cute card, thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

  15. Adorable card! Love that Bugaboo image and how you colored it and love the flower! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  16. Adorable, great sentiment and image! Thanks for linking up with us at Aud!

  17. Saw this on MIM! This card is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE all the bright colors.. its just perfect!!! Love that flower and the touch of sparkle! Just wonderful!

  18. great card :) thanks for taking part in the DCM challenge :)

  19. What a cute and cheery card you have created. I love all the bright colors and the image is super cute. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  20. Stunning card and beautiful coloring..
    Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC..

  21. very nice love the image,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

  22. Wow, this card ROCKS! Those cupcakes look yummy enough to eat!!!
    We’re so glad you played along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    We hope you join us again this week for the Bugaboo “ANYTHING GOES” challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  23. Such a darling, colorful and very detailed creation! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!



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