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, April 17, 2013

Scripture Series: Making Mention of Thee Card---It's Time for Another Inspiring Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

It's another blessed Wednesday morning, everyone!  In spite of the past stressful day, we can always look forward for another day that God has given us.  In my case, I am looking forward for a bit of rest after I post this project.  There are many things that needs attention at home that has been push aside the past few days.  Anyway, I am thankful to the Lord for every opportunity to exalt His name wherever I go.  You know, believing and trusting in Jesus Christ is not a matter of words but it's a lifestyle that every true Born-Again believer (John 3:3) walk daily.  Everyday, we are bombarded by situations that would test our faith and if we truly understand what and Who we believe in.  At this day and time, people can take offense just by mention of the name of Jesus!  In our everyday conversation with unbelievers, do we find ourselves choosing our words so as not to offend them?  I must admit that when challenges like that comes to me, a decision inside my heart has to be made.  And with the help of the Holy Spirit, I just say what comes naturally to me as a believer of Jesus Christ and that is to give Him praise and glory for everything.  Wherever I go, I tell people how good God is through my experiences that day.  It could be when they ask me, "Hey, how are you doing this morning? "  I would respond by saying,  " I am doing great, God is good!" When people share some difficult situations in life, I hear myself sharing with them some verses and doing what the Holy Spirit leads me to do.  You see, I don't practice things I needed to say.  I realized that the more I spend in fellowship with God by prayer and studying His Word,  I am able to listen to the voice of my Father and be sensitive to His leading.  Things that I thought were difficult to give up before were not as difficult anymore.  Take for example, listening to worldly music and Christian music.  Before, I have to make a conscious decision which music to listen to but now, I can't wait to listen to songs that honor my God.  I have a couple of Christian music stations in my truck and it's my only choice for listening.  As we walk with Jesus faithfully, our life changes!  It's exciting and challenging at the same time.  I do acknowledge that I walk in His strength and not mine.  Here are verses that reminds me of the life I have in Christ:

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Today, I am featuring an inspiration Card for the Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Challenge.  The message today is from Philemon 1:4 which describes the relationship believers of Jesus Christ share with one another.  Philemon is a Christian brother who helped the Apostle Paul in caring for the brethren in the Church of Colosse.  His love and loyalty were his strong traits and to be given a personal mention in the Bible through Paul's letter as part of the 66 books of the Bible, tells us how this person served to the fullest.  As part of the Body of Christ, we are to carry each others burden and pray for one another.  The Bible declares in John 13:35:  "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." This love sets us apart from the world. 

You are free to download the Word Art at WAW Blog and use it in your project although it's not a requirement.  You can link upto 5 projects provided that they contain inspirational/uplifting messages.  Here, I featured a freebie image from Melonheadz Illustrating called "Preshus" and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Sharpie markers.  I used a 5.5-inches square Kraft card base, the DP's are mostly from K & Company and DCWV.  I gathered some CS that matches my DP's by using my scraps.  I die-cut that fancy shape from Nestabilities and cut a circle with my MS Small Circle Cutter.  I added a silk ribbon and a crochet flower which I made and also sell (See My Etsy if you wish to buy).  I added a brad and some gems from Imaginisce too.  Lastly, I stitched this card inside and out.  Very happy with the results. 






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Delightful Challenges---Color My World/Anything Colorful
Pink Elephant---Paper Piecing
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
Digi Makeover---Girly
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle---Use a Digital Image
V's Sweet Ideas---Anything Goes
Pin and Tack---Anything Goes
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle---Stitching: Real or Not
Melonheadz Friends---Fancy Folds/(Anything Goes for those using Melonheadz digis)
Sandy's Crafty Creations---Anything Goes with Stitching
Creative Card Crew---Handmade Flowers
Everybody Art---Bling
Penny's Paper Crafty---Use a Sentiment
Stamp n Doodle---Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread Designs---Scripture or Hymns
Crafty Emblies---Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons---Color (Pink and Green)
Deep Ocean---Flowers and Fantasy
Bunny Zoe Crafts---Favorite Color Combo (Pink and Green and Aqua)

Have an awesome day, everyone and remember to join us at Anything Goes at WAW this week.  Lots of prices to be won from our awesome sponsor, Freckled Fawn.  Thanks for all who sent me some encouraging message about my projects and the Blog postings.  I pray for the love  of Jesus to continue to dwell in your hearts and in your household.  Let us do everything for the glory of God!


  1. Amazing creation! Love, love, love the bright colors, sunny details and uplifting scripture! {{hugs}]


  2. Wonderful creation! I love the colors and the fold! thanks for playing with "Digital Delightful" this week. Good luck!

  3. Hi Jo Ann: I think you must be the sweetest person on this planet! :) Do you have a subscribe by email gadget? I love your style (written and artistic, though I know they can't be separated) and would love to see your blog with my morning latte! :) Lovies, Samara

  4. Wow!!! A gorgeous card, great colours, layout and details. Love the flower. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  5. What a gorgeously colourful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, hugs Susan x

  6. It's so cute! I'm visiting from MIM

  7. Great card and beautiful flower! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  8. Love the bright colors on this one and the cute image! Perfect stitching! Thanks for sharing for my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  9. I love all the rich, elegant layers you have used here. Your art is always so creative and beautiful, and I am grateful for you more than words can express. God bless you, Jo, as you strive to create and live for Him. You are such a blessing in my life, and I praise God for you!

  10. hello kind friend, to get an email gadget you simply type into the bar "email gadget for blogger or feedburner or whatever" and you get a choice of so many funky ones. yes, i heard the same thing about the followers. i think it is a good thing. i took mine off a year ago because there were too many comments about the numbers. it makes for competition, which is not what we are about. i have seen so many fantastic blogs where there are less than 50 followers and some new artists where they have over 1000. i really like the idea because i believe the people who are meant to hook up through commenting do anyway - G-d will bring them together. Following only means you can read the post if you go click it. I like the idea of the community that G-d decides for us! Somehow we find our clicks and they end up being miraculously amazing....i'd say i found one right here!!!! {joy!} xox

  11. What a gorgeous card Jo!! I just love your cheery colors, patterns and layout with the verse and beautifully colored image!! Beautiful and creative!! Perfect inside and out!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  12. A fabulous card, a great design and stunning colours - what an adorable image and lovely details!!

    Thanks so much for joining Everybody Art Challenge,
    Heather xx

  13. Such a lovely card. I love the colors that you've used, and the digi is adorable!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N-Doodle! Unfortunately, we can't consider you for the prize, due to the large number of entries. If you would like to be considered, please adjust accordingly. Thanks!

  14. what a fabulous card. Love your design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

  15. Oh this is wonderful! Couldn't take my eyes from it! Thank you for joining us a Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

  16. So pretty I love the folds and the digi image :)

  17. Beautiful example for us for WAW on 4/24.

  18. Such a fab fun card the colours are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at crafty emblies this month
    Marie DT member for crafty emblies xxx

  19. Super cute, but this is not the card shown at WAW, so I'm confused. It was that way on Carol's blog too.?? God bless.

  20. Love all the layers and the bright colors! Thanks for playing along at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

  21. Just gorgeous, love your color choices and you have colored this cutie fabulously. So happy to see you playing at Melonheadz Friends this time!!



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