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 28, 2013

Treat Yourself-Wonderful Day Card---Join Us for an Anything Goes Challenge at MayzyArt!

Hi guys!  This is the promised 2nd post this Sunday.  My family and I had a wonderful time in fellowship with the Body of Christ at our Church. I am so blessed at the revelation of God as shared by our Pastor today.   It's an eye opener to learn that all of us pass through these following stages of our lives and cannot escape them...That is BIRTH, DEATH, RESURRECTION, REWARDS (for believers...JUDGMENT for those that didn't believe) and ETERNITY.  All of us are born into this world carrying the sin nature that was deposited in Adam by the enemy (Satan) at the Fall of man, Unless that is extinguished by a new birth (Born-Again experience as mentioned in John 3:3) by faith in Jesus Christ in our time here on earth, we face Death with a horrifying truth---  the reality of facing our Creator without taking advantage of the saving grace found in Christ!  It does not matter whether we are a good person, how many people we helped, how rich or poor, famous or powerful we are because the issue is not base on what we accomplished or not accomplished here on earth...People are going to miss eternal life in Christ not by what they've done but by WHO THEY ARE!  Let me explain that---When something is broken at home like a pipe leakage, most of the time, we'll find something to temporarily patch the leak and though it may work for a while, it does not last because we have to literally remove the part that is broken, get into the core of the issue and replace the broken part.  The reason why any good works that we do, outside of faith and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, does not merit us in the sight of God is that it only covers what is broken in our lives but it does not solve the problem which is in our core---our spirits which lost it's relationship with our Creator since the Fall of Man.  The scripture states in Isaiah 64:6, "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. God knowing that man was bound hopelessly without any means of escape from eternal damnation, sent His One and Only Son, JESUS CHRIST, to solve the core of the problem---that is our SPIRITUAL SEPARATION from God.  The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." Also in Romans 3:25, "God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood--to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished."  Notice in these couple of verses, no human effort was mentioned for there is no way we can get ourselves out of our situation except that we allow Jesus through faith (trust, believing) in what He has done (death, burial and resurrection) to pay the price to release us from the hands of the enemy.  If we reject the Only Way God has provided for us, we pay for our own sins by the law.  This brings us to either Rewards for Believer or sure judgment for those that rejected Christ.  For them that believe, we shall rule and reign with Christ---ETERNALLY!  For those that hardened their hearts and took the punishment of their sins on their own---ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD in the Lake of Fire---FOREVER!  This may sound cruel to some of you but outside of the sacrifice and selfless LOVE that God demonstrated to us through His Son that He made available for us---God has given  HIS VERY BEST!  And for anyone to reject that FREE GIFT of SALVATION is outright rebellion and cruelty and insult to our Maker.  This statement stayed with me when quoted by my Bible teacher in class, "People will go to hell not because of what they've done but for who they are."  This means that just by being born naturally (In Adam), we are already destined to eternal damnation till we decide (free-will) to allow Jesus to take our place as ransom for our sins by faith in what He has already accomplished. Romans 1:17 states, "For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed--a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." Hence, the first problem to deal with is our CORE (Spiritual separation from God brought by the Fall) and Jesus addressed that in John 14:6:  “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. We are just a breath away from our Eternal future, with whom do you want to spend it with and which place is it going to be?  Jesus is knocking at the door of your hearts right now?  It is best to let Him in...

Anyway, we have a New Challenge at MayzyArt this week.  It's Anything Goes with an optional theme---"Rainbow."  It was not easy for me to make a card with this theme as I am not  big fan or placing all the colors of the rainbow at least in one card...LOL  So, I colored this MayzyArt image called "Shapaholic" with all the colors of the rainbow (I actually had to call my 7-year old son to find out what the colors are and he was brilliant enough to tell me in order...LOL) using my Promarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  I laid all my panels to a Kraft 5.5-inch CS for my base card.  The DP's are from Recollections and K & Company.  I cut a couple of circles with my MS Circle Cutter, added some ribbon (from Ribbon Boutique) and layered some Prima flowers placing a brad in the center to hold it.  I stamped some flourishes from Inkadinkado to eliminate a lot of the blank space and incorporated a wonderful sentiment I got free from MMDesigns.  For the final touch, I got some of my Hotfix gems attached and stitched all over this card.  By the way, that fancy shape/border was just cut-out from one of my DP's.  I love it!  I love to hear your feedbacks about this creation.






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Pile It On---April Showers Bring May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp---Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters---Free for All
Penny's Paper-Crafty---Anything Goes
Creative Belli---Spring
Creative Moments---Spring
Craft-room--- So Sentimental
Paper Crafting Journey---Use a Sentiment
QKR Stampede---Favorite Things (Love Prima Flowers and Ribbons)
Forever Friends---Lots of Flowers
Crafting By Designs---Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar---Sunshine and Showers
Die Cuttin Divas---Flowers
Crafty Ribbons---Anything Goes with Ribbon
Shelly's Images---Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity---Perfect Papers
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers---May Flowers
My Time to Craft---Kraft
Sandy's Crafty Creations---Anything Goes with Stitching
Ecclectic Ellapu---Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle---Use a Digital Image
Inspire Me Fridays---Anything Goes
Sister Act---Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes

So, what are waiting for?  Hop on over the MayzyArt Blog and join our Challenge. A couple of winners will be selected by Mayzy, herself.  You have nearly a couple of weeks to link your projects and we can't wait to see them.  Have a blessed day and let me know if you have any questions.  God bless!


  1. Stunning card Jo Ann. Visited from MIM..Loz

  2. Hat a fun card. TFS with us at DCD

  3. WOW! Fabulous coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. What a fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  5. I'm back with a different DT hat on ... but this creation STILL bring a smile to my face! Such a happy, beautifully colored creation! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining our "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  6. Adorable card and fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  7. Visiting again from MIM. Your card is gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors.

  8. Hi, Jo Ann,
    You have produced another fabulous design! Nice job!

  9. Another fabulous card, and I love how you've coordinated the envelope. Thanks for joining in with our "So Sentimental" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  11. Gorgeous on the inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon

  12. Gorgeous creation, love the colours & the layers are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Wonderful card, a delicious treat!

  14. Once again, Jo Ann, another great card!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  15. I love your header, Jo Ann. It is wonderful to come to someone's blog and see scripture.

  16. So cute! Love this card too! It's is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  17. Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

  18. Fantastic project. Thanks for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Please come back again and join the fun
    Paula Purplies DTL

  19. Great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  20. Awesome card!! Love the colours and shapes that you have used. This card really has a touch of luxury which is perfect for the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

  21. This is a cute card. I particularly like the layers and stitching on the background as well as the beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining our Literally Anything Goes challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. I hope we see you again soon.

  22. Gorgeous card, love the Kenny K digis and how you've coloured them. Good luck tonight at Paper Crafting Journey when they draw the winner and thanks so much for joining in the challenge. XOX Lucy

  23. Saw you on MIM ... This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is fantastic.. I love all the layers and the papers!! Just wonderful!!

  24. Fabulous card and I love the inside. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  25. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  26. WOW. Great colouring, lovely papers an great design.
    Thank you for joining us at the Wags'n Whiskers challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
    Tamara DT

  27. Fantastic! The stamp it's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

  28. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the fold and design with the strong vibrant colours and flowers and ribbons.Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  29. This is great! Thanks for sharing at MIM!

  30. Wauw amazing card!
    Thanks for playing along over at our foreverfriendschallengeblog
    And gd luck in the draw!
    X Linda DT-FF

  31. Great card I saw you over at MIM. Very nice work. Love it.

  32. Cute, fun and cheery! AND you definitely have the Pile It On done. Good luck with all those challenges and thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.
    Chris V - easily amused

  33. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!!
    Sandy :) DT



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