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, December 3, 2014

Scripture Series: Call His Name Jesus Card---Join the Inspirational/Fun/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

It's another Wednesday and I am here to share my project for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  We are offering a free download of the Scripture Word Art I used in my card today at the WAW site. It's taken from Matthew 1:21 which says, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."  I would like to share the explanation my Life Application Bible has provided as it captures everything I'd like to share.  It says, "The angel declared to Joseph that Mary's child was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would be a son.  This reveals an important truth about Jesus---He is both God and human.  The infinite, unlimited God took on the limitations of humanity so He could live and die for the salvation of all who would believe in Him.  Jesus means "the Lord saves."  Jesus came to earth to save us because we can't save ourselves from sin and its consequences. No matter how good we are, we can't eliminate the "sinful nature" present in all of us.  Only Jesus can do that.  Jesus didn't come to help people save themselves; He came to be their Savior from the power and penalty of sin.  Thank Christ for His death on the cross for your sin, and then ask Him to take control of your life.  Your new life begins at that moment (John 3:3, Born-again experience).  Jesus would fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah, for he would be Immanuel meaning "God with us" (Isaiah 7:14).  Jesus was God in the flesh; thus God was literally among us, "with us."  Through the Holy Spirit, Christ is present today in the life of every believer."  

Today,  there's an all out war in our society and all over the world against Jesus Christ.  This is not just some random acts of violence, suppression and violation of the freedom of speech.  If you look closely on the disguise, it's meant to eliminate Christ in all pillars of our society.  It's evident in our schools, our community, in public places and even in our families.  This does not happen only in America but all over the world.  It's no coincidence that every religion is tolerated and allowed in this country.  Every man-made system and beliefs were welcomed but if you talk openly about Jesus, you are bullied, mocked and robbed of opportunities in media, politics, entertainment, sports and many others.  It's no coincidence that we have leaders in this country that have dealings with terrorists and appointed notorious people in the highest seats of government whose intention is to destroy America right down to it's Godly core.  A Puppeteer uses puppets to accomplish its evil intent to this nation and it's accomplished  by stirring up problems/issues involving people's skin color, lifestyles, beliefs and choices.  These are things that people are so emotionally involved and they want to divide this nation by spreading "lies" and by eliminating "Truth."  Jesus Christ is the Truth as He is also the Way and the Life (John 14:6).  It's mind boggling when people don't see the connection especially ignorance among believers.  But then, even that is also revealed by God as a sign for the end times.  I just recently heard of a preacher that died in a plane crash named Myles Munroe.  I don't know anything about him prior to this but saw that many "believers" were saddened by his lost and as I quote some of them saying, "The world lost a great man of God."  But then, I also found several videos and one of them being 45 minutes preaching that made me both sad, shocked and angry.  You can check the video HERE.  Though it was difficult to listen, I went through the video asking the Holy Spirit's covering so as not to be guilty of taking the man out of context.  This man whom people were declaring as a "man of God" spewed greatest lies about Jesus Christ and His Gospel, the Cross, the Blood of Christ, the Born-again experience and was preaching what he calls "Kingdom message."  Don't get me wrong but I know a lot of things about the Kingdom of God (rule of God) and no one experiences that outside of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross.  Yes, many has been deceived by this false teacher and I am overtaken by compassion to the people who have heard his message and are now propagating the poisonous message to others. He is now gone but the people who were deceived are still alive.  God help them!  Apostle Paul had gone to great lengths in many of his letters (epistle) to warn us about false prophets/teachings.  It is of great importance that we unmask the lies and expose the "Truth."  Matthew 24:11-13 is clear, "And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,  but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."  What God has spoken in His Word will all come to pass and I pray that you heed the warning!  Seek God's Word and bring all teachings of any preacher to the standards of God's Truth.  It does not mean that they quote the Scripture, they are in the right track.  Even the devil uses the Scripture and twist it for his own purpose.  What makes us think that man can't do that?   Take the Only Way out of damnation---Jesus Christ!  He is our Only Hope...Here are some verses I want to share with y'all on the hope we have in Christ:

"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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:16-17)

"The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them."  (John 3:35-36)

"By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."  (1 Corinthians 3:10-11)

For today's inspiration card, I used an image from Sassy Cheryl  (retired) that I paper-pieced and colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers. The base card is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  I rounded a couple of edges using my Corner Chomper (Memory Keepers). The DP's are from Paper Studio and American Crafts.  I also incorporated some washi tapes from Tape Works and some white nail  head gems from Imaginisce.  I stamped a few snowflakes (Recollections) using different color inks, fancy cut each one and layer them with a white brad (Recollections) to fasten them.  And lastly, I stitched all over this card.  I am thrilled that I was able to fit the Scripture Word Art for this week into the heart in the image.  T'was awesome!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Pile It On---Sprinkle It
The Pink Elephant---Photo Inspiration
Clear It Out---Circles/Glitter or Sparkles
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Party Time Tuesday---ATG
Simon Says---Christmas/Holidays
Art by Miran---ATG
Brown Sugar---ATG
Crafty Catz----ATG
Fussy and Fancy---Happy Holidays
Sister Act---ATG
Stamping Boutique---Sparkle
Creative Moments---ATG/Winter
Crafting for all Seasons---"Tis the Season
Catch the Bug---Stuffed (All DP's used are from my scraps)
Catered Crop---ATG
Creative Fingers---ATG
Eureka Stamps---Celebrations
Little Scrap Pieces---Linky Party/Holiday Cheer
That Craft Place---ATG
Delightful Challenges---Twinkle Twinkle
A Random Fan---Christmas
The Paper Shelter---Special Celebration
Crafting by Designs---ATG with Twist (All Things Christmas)
Little Red Wagon---Wishy Washy
Papertake Weekly---ATG
Crafting Musketeers---Use Bling
Crafty Sentiments---ATG
Digi Choosday---Christmas
Tiddly Inks---Gratitude and Joyfulness
Path to Positivity---Faith
Get Creative---Christmas
V's Sweet Ideas---Holiday
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Add Doodles
Treasured Times Stamp---ATG
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
Pinspirational---Picture Challenge
Loves Rubberstamps---ATG

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 up to 5 times this week.  Lots of prizes to be won from our two wonderful sponsors---Docerela Stamps (Stamp Set) and The Cutting Cafe (3 sets of choice).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway,be grounded in the Word of God so as not to be swept by any "wind of doctrine" (false teachings) that seek to devour the ignorant.  Trust fully and solely in Jesus Christ for He will carry you through this life and the next. 


  1. Jo Ann I love the way you have displayed the scripture - what a beautiful card!! Yes, even here the name of our Lord is blasphemed unashamedly, yet should we give it honour, we are ridiculed. So sad.

  2. Stunning card, Jo Ann. Cute sweet image. Beautifully coloured and paper-pieced. Love your stitches and the rounded corners.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card, love you script and the cute image!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  4. Profound message you bring today, Jo Ann. Beautiful card you've shared today and as always, your attention to detail is spectacular. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner


  6. Gorgeous card with a lovely image, Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our 'A Special Celebration' Blog hop.

    Nikki S

  7. Wow- what a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon!
    I am now your newest follower, and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too: I am celebrating a big blogaversary right now and have a blog candy contest for all my followers.

  8. Adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. This is adorable--inside and out! I love all the bright color! Thanks so much for playing along in Tiddly Inks' Gratitude and Joyfulness Challenge, and be sure to check out the newest release, too!

  10. Wow - your card is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo for our 'STUFFED' challenge, Holding thumbs that your name comes up in the draw.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  11. Oh my! this is just so awesome...everything goes so perfectly xx
    Good luck and thank you for joining us at
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  12. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  13. Such a cute card, looks like she may drop that heart :-) What a great way to incorporate the scripture!

    I linked over from the "Anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge" where I am participating too with Nativity Ornaments. Would love it if you'd stop by.

  14. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. She is so cute and holding up a very special message. It is perfect for our 20th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. Fabulous. Love the strong colours and papers. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  16. Beautifully done. thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  17. What a sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  18. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday..And good luck.

    Caz xx DC DT
    My Blog
    Pennys Paper-Crafty DT
    Digi Choosday DT

  19. Lovely and vibrant :) Thanks so much for playing along at Tiddly Inks! *Dawn*

  20. Love the darling little girl and the bright colorful snowflake. Thanks for sharing on the delightful challenge of Twinkle, Twinkle.

  21. Such a sweet card and great for our Celebration Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Thanks for joining us.
    Karal DT

  22. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks for the gratitude and joyfulness challenge!! xx Jen

  23. Thank you for entering the challenge over at Digi Choosday this week.

  24. Such a beautiful Christmas Card super cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  25. Such a cute christmas card. LOve the design with the non traditional colours. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  26. Cute card! Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out!

    -Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  27. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tiddly Inks in our "Gratitude and Joyfulness" Challenge :)

  28. Terrific card. I love the dimension. Thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  29. CUTE Card!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  30. such a fun card! i love the use of non traditional colors :) and that you decorated the inside! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  31. Fabulous card, Thank you for sharing with us at ArtbyMiran Challenge Blog. Jackie. DT.

  32. Beautiful card,love the image,fabulous colouring and love the layout and papers--thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges
    Carol DT x

  33. Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  34. Beautiful card!!! The image is darling and I love the snowflakes. I also love that you stay true to your style. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  35. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.

  36. Such a sweet card and I love the non-traditional Christmas image you have used. Thank you for joining in the The Paper Shelter Blog Hop this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Shelter DT

  37. Great card, and thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne

  38. Beautiful , thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

  39. Lovely card Thanks for joining in with us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x

  40. Beautiful card. Thankyou so very much for entering your creation with us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge. Good luck. Take care and happy crafting..Genny DT

  41. Very pretty card! Perfect for the Path of Positivity challenge this month. Thanks for playing!

  42. Back with my DT hat on:
    This is so perfect for our FAITH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}



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