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, May 25, 2015

Inspirational Series: To Those Who Believe Easel Card---Another Anything Goes Challenge Happening at our Neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create!

Hello everyone!  It's early Monday and I was unable to post this yesterday due to a very hectic day.  But let me greet you all, "HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!"  Let us take the time to think about our fallen soldiers and how their lives were given so that we can enjoy the freedom we have now.  Let us also thank the men and women who fought and are still fighting so that we can continue to live free here in America.  It is their sacrifice along with their families that allow us to live peacefully in the land God blessed us with.  Let us pray for these selfless individuals for God's continuous protection, wisdom and strength as they risk their lives in the front lines.   Anyway, I would like to share with you the inspiration behind the card I made for our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  I consider this project "prophetic" as it depicts a wonderful and glorious time in a  believer's future event (those whose faith is anchored solely in the finished work of Jesus Christ).  It will also be the reality for those who will survive the horrors of the "Great Tribulation" as they struggle to reject the "Mark of the Beast." The Second Coming of Jesus shall mark the end of Tribulation and beginning of the "Millennial Reign of Christ." In this thousand year period, Satan whose the sole author of killing, stealing and destruction (John 10:10) will be bound for all those years in the bottomless pit.  Jesus will rule and reign with absolute Truth, Peace, Justice and Love and all the earth will be filled with the righteousness of God---in absolute freedom from evil.  That means no sickness, diseases nor death of any kind.  Those who are washed by the blood of the Lamb will rule with Christ in their glorified bodies---not subject to time and space.  Those who came from the Tribulation will still be mortal and will pro-create. Since death, sickness and killings are not present, the whole earth will be filled with mortal men who will not know evil.  These two kinds of human beings (mortal and immortal) will co-exist in this Kingdom of God on earth together with all of God's creation.  Isaiah 11:6-10 tells us, "The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."  This Scripture will find it's fulfillment in that time as Jesus comes to rule His Kingdom among men.  Every Born-Again believer (John 3:3) will have a vital role in this glorious time based on their faithfulness and obedience during their mortal existence.  The image I shared in my inspiration card today speaks volume to the message I wish to convey about our extraordinary future.   I picture myself riding a huge bear or hugging a lion or a tiger (for all eternity) and those creatures who were once considered wild will respond with love and reverence to the authority God has given Man, as it was in the beginning before the Fall took place.   

I know what you're thinking!   This is hard to believe when we consider what is happening nowadays in this world.  Sin and rebellion is rampant and it appears that evil is winning.  But such is not the case!  God has spoken of our victory before the beginning of time.  That is why we are to trust God's Word no matter what!  2 Corinthians 4:18 clearly tells us, "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."  God gave us His Word (the 66 Books of the Bible) as a road map of our past, present and future.  Everything written therein had been fulfilled/ is being fulfilled and will be fulfilled at the time appointed by God, the Father!  It is therefore wise for every human being to live by it so as not to be deceived by the enemy.  Every child of God has a glorious future according to God's Word.  But also written therein are the horrific, eternal damnation that awaits those that ignored/ignores the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Christ.  The place of your eternal destination is within your reach today and it starts by taking in the "seed" of God's Word through faith in Jesus Christ, our One and Only hope! 

Anyway, our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create is always Anything Goes but if you like some challenge,  you can take on the optional twist which is "Create Your Own Challenge."  Find out the materials you can use in the Chart and incorporate at least one material per column in your creation.  Details can be found at the Challenge Site.  For my card, I used an image from one of our sponsors, "A Day for Daisies"  called "My World" and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square Easel Card. Instead of DP's, I opted to use a couple of embossing folders from Cuttlebug.  I die-cut some shapes from Nestabilities to frame my image and some swirls from Sizzix to embellish the flowers that I layered from Prima.  I also added some brads, liquid pearls (Platinum Pearl) and some glitters (Stickles-Crystal).  The wonderful sentiment is a rubber stamp from Stampabilities.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card. 






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Artistic Inspirations---ATG with a Twist: Die Cuts
ColourQ---Inspiration Photo
Crafting by Designs---Sentimentally
Crafty Creations---Color Palette
Creative Moments---ATG/Teentastic
Fab 'n' Funky---Flora and Fauna
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Little Red Wagon---To Die For
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Crafty Sentiments---ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG with a Twist: No Patterned Paper
Party Time Tuesday---ATG
Top Tip Tuesday---Animal
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Cutie Pie---Layer it Up
Love to Scrap---ATG
Mema's Crafts---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Lia Stampz---Embossing
Come and Get It----Tic Tac Toe (Die-Cut/Sentiment/Flowers)
So, Show Us---How Does Your Garden Grow?
Great Impressions---Celebrate Spring
Lacy Sunshine---Tic Tac Toe  (Flowers/Stitching/Hand-colored image)
Robyn's Fetish---ATG
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
Stamping Sensations---Flower Power
Melonheadz Friends---Flowers Everywhere 

There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge with an optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create.  There's wonderful prizes awaiting the winners from our lovely sponsors for this week---A Day for DaisiesOddball Stamps (a bundle of choice) and Stamplorations.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week.  I hope you have a wonderful week filled with the divine inspiration of God's Word to carry through the journey of life and take us to our glorious future. Stay anchored in His Word!


  1. Oh Jo Ann what a wonderful card - I do love your image, and the sentiment is stunning. Oh yes, we do look forward to the time when all will be revealed and we will loive in peace, true peace.

  2. This is very beautiful and inspirational! Thanks for joining use at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

  3. Hi Jo Ann what a beautiful card I love the image and the colours and your design are wonderful.
    I'm now your latest follower.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Lovely charming card. Love the colours. THanks for joining us over at Party Time Tuesday this month.
    Love n hugs

  5. Gorgeous card and coloring! I love the colors.Thank you for sharing your work this week with TTCRD and please come back tomorrow to join in our "Anything Goes" Challenge. We love seeing all of the Talent. Please visit my blog anytime at

  6. Very beautiful card. Love your coloring and embellishments.
    Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Lacy Sunshine.
    Good luck!

    Lacy Sunshine DT

  7. What an absolutely breathtaking card, Jo! I love that image and your sentiment is beautiful. I love easel cards :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  8. A really pretty creation Jo Ann, lovely summery colours and perfect attention to all the little details.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Very pretty card love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Rose DT x

  10. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  11. Fabulous colors and awesome details. I love easel cards. Such a stunning work! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  12. Such a pretty card! Love those colors. Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart.

  13. What a beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week,I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Sharon DT

  14. A very pretty card, beautiful flowers

    Thanks for joining us Stamping Sensations this month


  15. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  16. Absolutely darling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Great Impressions.

  17. Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the gorgeous bold colors you used, the bit of shine, and your wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  18. Beautiful image and beautiful card.

  19. Nicely done JoAnn! Your coloring is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us over at the LiaStampz embossing challenge! Be sure to join us for our brand new challenge starting on June 1st, as well as participate in our blog hop going on now until June 2nd for a chance to win a giveaway!
    Lia Stampz Design Team

  20. This is stunning, just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

  21. A wonderful easel card and gorgeous colours. The image is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge "Anything Goes" and good luck x

  22. Great card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge.

  23. Absolutely darling! We appreciate you stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come back soon and good luck!

  24. Wow this is just gorgeous. You put so much work and detail into your creations .Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  25. A beautiful design !! Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  26. This is beautiful. A time we look forward to. Love your coloring and thank you so much for sharing with us at Create and Inspire Challenge.

  27. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  28. beautiful easelcard. very pretty using of colours.
    thank you for joining at Lacy Sunshine challenge.
    kind regards,

  29. Thank you for joining in our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap :)

  30. Great easel card...thanks for sharing with Create and Inspire - not sure your link works...

  31. Gorgeous, colourful card. Thank you for sharing it with the Cutie Pies. Shona x

  32. What a fabulous project!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  33. Very sweet! Love the easel card and great colouring! Saw your card at party time tuesday. Good luck!
    Hugs, Jacqueline

  34. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!



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