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, January 21, 2015

Scripture Series: Wish Above All Things Card---Join Us at Word Art Wednesday for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge!

Hello there, everyone!  Wow, it's another Wednesday and I'm here with another project to show a wonderful Scripture Word Art you can download for free at the Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge.  Today's Word is taken from 3 John 2 which says, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."  In this passage, the Apostle John wrote this epistle (letter) to Gaius who had been a big help in the ministry of the Gospel.  He had welcome men of God/missionaries to his home and provided time, money and effort to see to it that they have everything they needed.  It's amazing how the Lord would allow simple men and women of faith to be acknowledged in the pages of the Scripture.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 states, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."  What an honor for any servant of the Lord to be used by Almighty God in His written revelation (the Bible) to show a positive example for all generations to come.  After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Apostles who were all filled with the Holy Spirit at the the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) shared the Gospel to all nations and made disciples of them that received the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ.  They didn't stop there but also kept these believers under their care by making sure they communicate and follow-up with them.  They also pray for them to be blessed in all aspects of their lives.  We can do so much more if we have a passionate spirit, a healthy body and an adequate financial resources to do the work of the Lord.  Each  of us have different gifts that we can bring to the table.  God blesses you with every good thing to equip you to do His will here on earth for the purpose of serving others.  If God blessed you financially, let Him reveal to you how you may use it for His glory.  Prosperity is not a bad thing unless that is the only thing you focus on!  The Lord wants us to be prosperous in whatever we do.  The Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:9-10 tells us, "This, then, is how you should pray: " Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."  If we can imagine a place where there is nothing lacking---where every tree yields its fruit in its season, the water flows in abundance and where beauty is perfected with no iota of ugliness present---that is God's dwelling place.  God wants earth to have all the wonderful things heaven offers.  And through Jesus Christ, we have access to that all the time through faith and prayer.  In everything we do, our motivation should be to further God's Kingdom, not selfish ambitions!  I believe that each day we are allowed to live in this planet is an opportunity to advance God's Kingdom.  So, we are to pay attention to our spiritual well-being/growth, our resources (finances) and our overall health to make the most of our service with God.  Like the Apostle John to Gaius, we are to look out and pray for one another to provide much needed encouragement as we walk in obedience to God daily.  I would like to share with you these verses that speaks of blessings to them that obey God's commands...

"If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.  All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.  The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.  The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.  Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you.  The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity--in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground--in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.  The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.  The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.  Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them."  (Deuteronomy 28: 1-14)

For this Card, I used a wonderful image from Tiddly Inks called "Lily Bean-All My Heart"  which I paper-pieced and colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is from a box of corrugated cards from Recollections that comes with an envelope although I made my own envelope-box due to the thickness of this project.  The DP's are from my scraps from different companies.  I added several white nail head gems from Imaginisce and finally, some stitching all over this creation.  Quite a simple make but eye catching indeed!   I love it!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafter's Cafe---Stitching
Crafting by Designs---Under the Weather/Get Well
Crafty Creations---Something Old, Something New (Old:  DP's/ New: Image and Word Art)
Creative Moments---ATG/Sketch
Fresh Brewed---Favorites (Scripture Word Art, Gems)
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---ATG with a Twist: Fave Colors (Red, Turquoise and Kraft)
Simon Says---Have a Heart
Sisterhood of Crafters---ATG with a Twist: New Stash (I used a new image and sentiment)
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Scrap-Creations---Favorite Embellishment (White Nail Head Gems)
Inky Chicks---ATG
Party-Time Tuesday---ATG
PDE Linky Party---3D Projects
Sweet 7---Anything New (New Image and Word Art Sentiment)
Sweet Stamps---Hearts
Top Tip Tuesday---Something New (New Image and Word Art Sentiment)
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Eureka Stamps---The Color Red
Get Creative---Anything New (New Image and Word Art Sentiment)
Imagination Crafts---ATG
Love to Create---Color Inspired
Love to Scrap---ATG
Melonheadz Friends---CAS
My Creative Moments---New Something (New Image and Word Art Sentiment)
My Craft Creations---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
The Pink Elephant---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---ATG

There you have it friends!  Hope you enjoyed browsing at the pics and reading this post.  Please don't forget to join us at this week's WAW Challenge by linking your "Anything Goes" projects.  You can use the free Word Art in your entry but it's not mandatory.  As long as your creation is family-friendly, inspirational and uplifting, you can enter up to 5 projects to have more chances of winning.  Our sponsors for this week are The Flying Unicorn ($ 25 GC to their store) and Fred She Said Digi Stamps (giving away 3 images).  You don't want to miss out on these wonderful prizes so, make sure to join our Challenge.   Have a blessed day, everyone! 


  1. You always use the cutest images. This is just awesome.

  2. What a lovely card Jo Ann - love the contrast between the corrugated card and the flat images. Stunning!

  3. So lovely - an amzing design!
    Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More Challenges!

  4. Great, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More. Valerie

  5. Lovely card Jo Ann. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
    Rose DT member

  6. Love all your different layers. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

  7. Great coloring and design. This will certainly brighten anyone's day that is the recipient of it. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  8. Lovely and sweet card. Thanks for joining us over at Party Time Tuesday this month.
    Love n hugs

  9. What an adorable image. Love all the layers. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Anything With a Twist" challenge.

  10. This is fabulous Jo Ann! Great coloring and the design is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. Sweet card...I love your giant heart and your little lady, so cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative.

  12. Beautiful design and card! Fabulous job coloring the cute image! Like how you match your envelope to your cards. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  13. I love this! I love the layers, the verse, the image. Fantastic! It is perfect for our Color Red challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Thanks for joining us! Julie, DT member

  14. Jo Ann this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. A lovely card.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  16. This is great. Love the big heart. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
    We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
    sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

  17. Awesome card it’s beautiful! Love the huge heart. Thanks for joining our Color Red Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal DT

  18. Hi Jo Ann. This is striking and sweet. Love that great big heart with the verse. :)

  19. Fantastic card inside and out. I love that you made a matching envelope box to go with. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  20. Another fabulous creation, and stunning color combo! Thanks so much for playing again in my Monday Morning challenge!

    "My Creative Moments"

  21. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  22. Very cute, thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Stitching Challenge this week

  23. This is such a beautiful card.Fantastic design.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  24. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  25. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  26. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  27. Wonderful and pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

  28. You did a beautiful job with this Jo Ann! Love the "big" heart!!Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  29. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  30. I really love the fabulous layout of your card and the added texture from the paper! I need to start using my corrugated paper... I tend to hoard it... lol

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

  31. What a beautiful work, really stunning. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope we see you again.
    hugs Clarissa

  32. Great job with your beautiful card. Love your corrugated paper, paper pieced, the colors and the envelope you made to match. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  33. wow wow wow!!! just as cute as button! thank you so much for joining us at Sweet 7 challenge blog and good luck. Hugs Davinia xx

  34. Beautiful - Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs Challenge!

  35. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

  36. just the sweetest! thank you for joining us at Sweet 7 challenge blog and good luck. Hugs Davinia (DT) x

  37. Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs this week. Mo x



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