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, September 10, 2014

Scripture Series: He That Hath An Ear Card---Come and Join our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

It's another Wednesday and time to share with you the free Scripture Word Art and project I made for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) It's taken from Revelation 2:7 which says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."  In the garden of Eden (a place God prepared for man to dwell), there were two significant trees.  Genesis 2:9 tells us, "The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."  God commanded Adam to eat from any tree except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for the day he eats thereof, he will surely die (Genesis 2:16-17).  This was the first time DEATH was mentioned in the Scripture.  Death which is a by-product of SIN is three-fold in nature---SPIRITUAL (separation from God), PHYSICAL (death of the body) and ETERNAL (forever separation from God).  Because Adam failed, we are all born with the consequences of such failure. We were cast out of God's presence and the wonderful place that He intended for us to live.  The Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, "As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one." Seeing the hopeless condition man has plunged himself into, God knew that the solution could only come from Him.  No one else is righteous and holy to ransom man from the hands of the deceiver, Satan!  As it is written in John 3:16, "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."  Acts 4:11-12 revealed, "Jesus is "‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”  This Truth is what fuels me to keep on sharing with others the importance of coming to Jesus.  That no religion or mortal men can save anybody from their sin and no other way to restore our severed relationship with God except by way that God Himself has established---FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!  Other than Him, all efforts are futile.  To be Born-Again (John 3:3---Born from above) is not joining a religion.  It happens when a person dies from his old sinful nature (in Adam) and be reborn in Jesus Christ.  No man can earn  "righteous standing" in the eyes of God  (no matter how good or a person they are) unless it's given to them by God Himself.  Not one of us can work our own salvation for if that is so, then there was no need to send Jesus to save us!  He came to this world to die in our place for one special reason---HE LOVE US!  Knowing the pain, humiliation, separation from His Father that carrying the sins of man would cost Him, He did it anyway!  When you find such love, it would be worth giving up everything that this temporary world could offer.  This is why it's painful to hear people saying, "there are many ways to God."  Understanding the degree of deception that Satan has on these people's lives does not make me just grateful for what God had done in my life but it compels me to do something other than just being compassionate.  That is to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel (death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ) through every opportunity that God sends my way.  To help open the eyes of the blind and make the deaf hear.  I have Jesus inside of me and I feel the compassion He has for people who are otherwise going to perish till the Light and Truth of the Gospel penetrates their hearts.  We cannot change ourselves except we surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ!  We cannot obtain righteousness till we come into a relationship with the One whom righteousness come from.  I HAVE NO RELIGION!  I have a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST and would like for everyone to experience the grace and goodness He bestowed upon me and to everyone that believe.  Ephesians 2:8-9 declares, "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."  Just as Jesus did it for love, I am sharing the Gospel based on the love that God has imparted in my life---not wanting for anyone to perish but to have eternal life in Christ.  One day, those who overcame this world (solely by faith in Jesus Christ) will be reunited with God face to face in His paradise.  There's no more tears as evil is done with.  There will be plenty of rejoicing.  That day, I want as many people with me from my family, friends, neighbors and all over the world.  But till that day comes, I gotta do what I gotta do as instructed by God daily.  Just want to share this passage to encourage us to share the hope we have  in Christ:

"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation-- if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-- the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me." (Colossians 1:21-29)

For this Card, I used an image I got way back from Dustin Pike Digi Stamps and I colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  I embossed a white panel with my Cuttlebug folder and used the Sizzix Embossing Diffuser to leave a smooth circle around the Word Art (pretty cool, huh!).  I layered some Recollections and Prima flowers, added some brads and punched out some leaves using an EK Success Punch.  I added dots of Liquid Pearls (White Opal) to the leaves for extra dimension.  I adhered some nail head gems to the image and all over the card as well.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card.  I love it!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Color Throwdown---Color Inspiration
Creative Moments---ATG/Fall Colors
Nutcrafters---B is for (Brads)
Paper Shelter---Embossing
Penny's Paper-Crafty---Stitching
Scrapper's Delights---ATG/Make Your Own Flowers
Simon Says Stamp---Make Your Own Background
Sister Act---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Art by Miran---ATG
Crafty Sentiments---Spots and/or Stripes
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Make it Go Round and Round
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Loves Rubber Stamps--Glitter or Sparkle (Liquid Pearls created some sparkles)
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Crafts for Eternity---Digital
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Craftin Desert Diva's---ATG
My Craft Creations---ATG
Random Fan---Bright Colors
Craft-Room---Something Old, Something New (Old - Digi Stamp/ New - Embossing Diffuser)
Cuttlebug Mania---Anything Embossed
Going Grey---Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)
Inky Chicks---Stitching
Our Daily Bread---Stitch It
2 Cute Ink---ATG
Crafty Bloggers Network---ATG
Crating in Faith, Hope and Love---Scripture and Celebration
Imagination Crafts---ATG
Path of Positivity---Determination (In life, we must be determined to stand by God's Word for in it comes great promises and rewards both now and forever for those whose trust is in Christ.
PPinky Dolls---ATG/Add a Flower
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG
Stamp and Create---Circles or Dots
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Through the Purple Haze---Clear and Bright
Whoopsi Daisy---Flowers

Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter upto 5 projects.  Our amazing sponsors for this week are Crafty Ribbons ($10 GC to their shop) and Freckled Fawn ($15 GC to their store).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today as you share Him to others.  He truly loves and cares for you. 


  1. What a fabulous card Jo Ann - love the liquid pearls :-) and you colouring of the lighthouse is stunning. Thank you also for being so faithful in sharing the gospel.

  2. This is so lovely Jo Ann. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. What a beautiful card. Every bit of it is very special. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and good luck. Michelle x

  4. Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Cute Ink Challenges this week!
    Monica - DT

  5. How fabulous! I love the lighthouse image. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  6. Oh, Jo Ann, what an amazing card! Your work always delights me with the fine detail and exquisite coloring!! And I love this verse from Revelation! I have to admit that I need to practice my liquid pearls, because yours are amazing. I was just trying them yesterday, so it was funny to see your perfect ones!! So glad to have you join us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!! It's a real delight! Hugs, sweet friend!

  7. Fab card and agree with above...but we only accept 10 challenges, sorry...pity as lovely card....

    Fiona DT

  8. Hi Jo Ann what a fab and gorgeous card.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Such a lovely card.Fab colouring too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  10. What a wonderful card. I love lighthouses so this caught my eye. I love how you embossed the background except where the sentiment is. And how you fussy cut the lighthouse is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. I hope to see you in our next challenge on Tuesday! Hugs, Gail

  11. Beautiful card, and love the Scriptures you chose to post with it. Thanks for joining us on the Path of Positivity!

  12. Such a lovely job with a gorgeous layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  13. Like everything else you create, Jo Ann, this is absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail is always over the top! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  14. Just gorgeous!! Love the lighthouse--it is spectacular!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  15. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  16. A really lovely looking card. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
    Love n hugs

  17. really stunning, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  18. Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the lighthouse and the beautiful sentiment!! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    CDD DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again, and good lucxk x

  20. Gorgeous card, thanx for joining us at TTPH challenges. Carla DT

  21. Super card with an awesome image and papers, love your colour combo...thanks for joining in our challenge.
    The Journey is the Start

    {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

  22. Such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  23. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week - good luck

  24. Love the lighthouse. Very pretty. Thank you for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps.

  25. Love what you did with the embossingfolder and the lighthouse, very effective

    Thank you for joining us at the Anything Embossing challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  26. Sp pretty! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown this week!

  27. Amazing card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  28. Really beautiful card. Such a shame we can't include it in the decision for the prizes as you've entered more than our 10 challenge maximum.

    Hope to see you another time at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x

  29. lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in the fun over at TTPH

    Jo DT x

  30. A beautiful card. Lovely embossing. I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work! Have a blessed week!

  31. I forgot to say...Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work!

  32. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. Beautiful wording too. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  33. What a beautiful lighthouse image and I love the inspirational verse!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  34. What a delightful card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

  35. Beautiful card Jo Ann. Love how the embossing surrounds the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the Determination themed challenge at Path Of Positivity this month

  36. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  37. I really like the design with the headlight. Wonderful card!

  38. such an elegant card :) Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  39. Another wonderful inspirational creation in your unique and beautiful creative style.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  40. totally AB FAB.. love this. Thank you for joining us at ArtByMiran this time. hugs J x DT

  41. Wow, this looks so sophiscated with the clean white background and pop of colour on the lighthouse, fantastic set. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown's Anything Goes Challenge
    Cathie CT

  42. Beautiful card and love the scripture. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
    Julie T

  43. simply adorable. thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight. Gill DT

  44. Back with another DT hat on. This is just evidence that if stay determined in our faith greater things awaits us. Loving the light house. This is so perfect for our DETERMINATION theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...