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, August 19, 2013

Your Sky Forever Blue Card---Join Us For Another "Anything Goes" Challenge at our Neigborhood, 613 Avenue Create!

Hi there, friends.  I had a wonderful Sunday but got so exhausted that I was unable to post this project on time.   Before I highlight my card, I want to share with you what I learned from watching the program, "The 700 Club" a few days ago....There was this lady whose husband was slowly being taken away by cancer and it came to the point that all hope was gone as the doctor gave that dreaded news that he has only days to live.  Armed with faith, she cried out to the Lord and received  a wonderful revelation amidst the hopelessness.  In the light of what God showed her, she asked herself, "Why do some believers pray asking for "God's will be done" yet never mention the 2nd half of that verse found in Matthew 6:10 (Lord's Prayer) which says, "Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven."  You see, God made the earth for His precious creation to dwell in, us being His masterpiece.  He gave Man dominion over all His creation and to rule with wisdom and knowledge just like He rules the heavens.  He desires for us to have all the benefits of heaven and does not want to withhold any of the good stuff His Kingdom could offer.  Consider this, there is no sickness, diseases, famine,  death and destruction where God dwells! When Jesus taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13, He wants us to declare the things of the Kingdom to happen here on earth.  That is His will and His desire,  "That we may have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) So, this wonderful wife, armed with revelation from the Lord, rallied her family and everyone from her Church to declare God's Kingdom on earth with regards to her husband's condition and to make the long story short, she received what her faith In God declared her to do---her husband was miraculously healed!   He's been cancer-free for many years now.  I can't tell you the extent on which this story have impacted my life.  I know I will never be the same again.  Every revelation God places in my heart is to direct me to His wonderful plan for my life and I can only hope, it blesses you too.  I would like to share with you the following passages to encourage you to put your faith in the God who created you and has your best interest in mind.  Never lose hope at any given circumstances, instead, give all your concerns to God.  He wants to comfort you and give you direction in those hopeless situations and in your triumph, He gets all the glory!

"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:6-7) 

Through him (Jesus) we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." (Romans 5:2-5)

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

So, here's what I created for your inspiration at our "Anything Goes" Challenge with optional twist--- Stitching-Real or Faux at 613 Avenue Create. For this Card I was privileged to use an  image from one of our sponsors, Rick St. Dennis, called "Tudor Cottage" (retired digi?).  I colored it using my Promarker/Prismacolor markers and added glitters (Stickles-Stardust) on parts of the image.  The sentiment and the corner images are freebies from Create with TLC (Paulette post freebies daily).  The base card is a white CS, cut in 5.5 inches square, the DP's are from my scraps, the embossing done using a Cuttlebug folder and used a lacy scallop die to lay the sentiment.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card and love the outcome.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Make it Monday---ATG
Sister Act---ATG
Allsorts---Use Your New Stash (New Image and Sentiment)
Creative Corner---ATG
Inspire Me Fridays---ATG
Craftin Desert Divas---ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack---ATG
Cheerful Stamp Pad---Your Choice
Sparkle N Sprinkle---Color Challenge
Hobby Cutz---Create Your Own Background
PanPastel---Create Your Own Background
Gem of a Challenge---Use Die Cuts or Punches
Aud Sentiments---Anything but a Birthday Card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts---Bingo (Die-cuts/Sparkle/Stitching)
Can You Digi It---Lift Me Up
Card Mania---Your Favorite Embellishment (Stitching)
Challenges 4 Everybody---ATG
Color Me Creative---ATG
Cutie Pie---ATG
One Sweet Challenge---Your Favorite Technique (Layering)
Sweet Stampin'---Bold and Beautiful
Totally Gorjuss---Die-Cuts and/or Punches

 I hope you join us for an Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  If you love stitching, we would love to see that in your project for an "optional twist."  Lots of prizes to be won from two wonderful sponsors, Rick St. Dennis and Beansie Doodles.  You can enter up to 3 projects so, what are you waiting for?  Hurry and link with us. I will see you in a few days to highlight another card for our weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Stay rooted in the love of God through Jesus Christ!


  1. Wow....gorgeous card and fabulous layout.

  2. Brilliant layout and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. What a fabulous card. I really like the cottage image. Wonderful L/O. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  4. Fabulous card - love the layers.
    Thanks for playing along with The Cuties this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  5. What a delightful card, Joann! Such pretty shading in your colors, too! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  6. Your coloring just blows me away! This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  7. Great card! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' with your fab card

  9. Fabulous card, love the image and colours, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. Gorgeous card and matching box. Lovely embossing and love the pretty paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  11. What an awesome card you've created here! Love all the details as well as the image and sentiment. The inside panel is just as gorgeous. Super attention to detail! Thanks for sharing with us over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  12. What an interstin design! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!
    Smiles, Kaly

  13. This is a wonderful set, love the house and colouring! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  14. What a great card and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie t

  15. This is such a beautiful card! I love all the detail and the sentiment.... beautiful inside too... =)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  16. so beautiful and what a inspirational story you shared. This is beautifully colored and made. Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.
    Susan S
    Sweet Pea Stamps

  17. Great card, thanks for joining CMC Anything Goes challenge!
    DT Shannon



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