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, May 6, 2015

Scripture Series: In His Holy Name Card---Here's Another Family Friendly/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there, fellow Bloggers!  Since it's Wednesday, we are having another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) that highlights a free Scripture Word Art.  This one comes from 1 Chronicles 16:10 that says, "Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord."  As one repents from his old life (being in Adam) and comes to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through His finished work at the Cross, he becomes free from all the bondage that Satan has placed on him.  The Sin Nature which was planted by the Devil in every human being was destroyed by the powerful blood of Jesus Christ.  Our spirit gets Born-Again (born from above, John 3:3) and comes back to life with full access to the throne of the Almighty God.  Yet our body and soul needs to be renewed daily through the power of God's Word and the discipline of the Holy Spirit inside of us.  This is not an instant change but a journey that will take us a lifetime.  We make one step---from glory to glory till we completely transform into His holy perfection.  We will finally see ourselves as He sees us---pure and holy---without blemish!  In His appointed time, we will be the fulfillment of who He really wanted us to be---like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  This is why, anyone who placed their faith in Him has every reason to rejoice.  Philippians 4:4-7 states, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  It does not mean we will not experience hardships in this world but all the trials, pains and suffering we experience each day is but a shadow of an eternal glory which is in our future.  I get it, it is not easy to go through any of them.  All of us wants a very clean sheet of white paper.  One dot of ink destroys the over-all appearance of the white sheet.  Yet no matter how many dots of black ink was placed on that paper, there's still plenty of areas that remains white.  That is how we look at the challenging situations in our lives!  We focus on the hardships but fail to see all the blessings the Lord has given us.  One day,  He promised to erase all of those black dots that plagued us and what is left will be the true radiance of the white sheet.

Friends, I can't reiterate it more!  Each one of us can rejoice even in the midst of difficulties.  It is mandatory to have an Eternal and Biblical perspective so that we are not defeated by the chaos/craziness of this world.  The Word of God informs us of our past, our present and glorious future.  Refer to God and the power of His Word to transform your gloom into gladness.  There is only one thing that connects us to God---that is FAITH!  Without it, we will not come to know Jesus Christ nor hold on to any promises He made.  Without faith, there will be no hope!  Only with faith can we ever demonstrate the Truth that is in love as shown perfectly to us by Jesus Christ.  Having been freed from all that hindered us in the past and had placed us among His saints for a glorious future, we should face everyday with joy in the midst of sadness, victory in the midst of defeat, riches in the midst of poverty and love in the midst of hatred.  It is a direct blow to the works of the enemy (which truly have no power over us in Christ) and a fresh aroma of thanksgiving to the radiant throne of God.  The four elements of true thanksgiving that are found in the Psalm of David written in 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 are: 1) remembering what God has done, 2) telling others about it, 3) showing God's glory to other, and 4) offering gifts of self, time and resources.  If you are truly thankful, your life will surely show it.  Sharing with you God's Word on thanksgiving that will surely guide you in your walk with the Lord:

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91)

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  (Colossians 3:15-17)

For this Card, I used an image from the newest Art Impressions Clear Stamps that I got from Hobby Lobby.  The set is called "Live Laugh Love" and I've been searching online for a couple of days, I haven't found anything being sold or pics of the two sets I got anywhere.  Huh, talking about rare, for now!  I was hoping to see whether there's more sets available but last time I checked there's none and even the ones I found at the store were only one set each.  I just adore Art Impression's images.  As always, I colored the image with ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from DCWV and Recollections.  I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the Sizzix swirl and the Scallop Circle.  The flowers are from Recollections that was glittered with Stickles (Crystal).  Lastly, I placed some nail head gems and both fancy and regular stitching all over.  I am happy with how it turned out.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---Photo Inspiration
Color Throwdown---Colors
Creative Moments---ATG/Color Challenge
Double Click---For Mom or Girl
Fab 'n' Funky---May Flowers
Fresh Brewed---For Mom
I Love ProMarkers---ATG
Inky Impressions---Embellishments (I used Gems)
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Moo Mania---Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Ruby's Rainbow---ATG
Simon Says---Let's Get Sentimental
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Pile It On---For a Lady
Fussy and Fancy---Lots of 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 up to 5 times this week.  Lots of prizes to be won from our two wonderful sponsors---our DT Coordinator, Karen Letchworth  (Dies and Doilies) and Imagine That (3 Digi Images).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy and peace of the Lord overtake you today. Always remember that no matter what, He always want what is best for all His creation! 


  1. Wise and encuraging words once again JoAnn, and a beautiful illustration of the scripture.

  2. Beautiful sentiment and fun image. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

  3. I love your amazing images/stamps and what a wonderful and creative card they make! Simply fabulous!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at DoulbeClick Skittles - Guest Designer Kim

  4. Great design! Love the stitching and sparkly accents. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  5. Beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  6. Wonderful words and card!
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at
    Moo Mania & More Challenges JoAnn!

  7. So gorgeous card. I love papers. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  8. She does look like she is celebrating in praise. Such a beautiful creation you've made. LOVE all the pretty layers and the design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday.

  9. wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Past GDT -Rhonda

  10. A funny card.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Adorable creation- Thank You for playing along at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  12. Such a beautiful card...inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

  13. FAbulous card, inside and out.. As usual.. :)

  14. Brilliant card both image and design are fantastic, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
    lorraine x

  15. Fantastic card, love the DPs. Thank you for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers this week. Shona x

  16. Wonderful... Love the flowers and fun image! This for joining us at CTD!

  17. Lovely card and great with all those layers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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

  19. So many pretty layers! I like the fancy stitching and sparkly accents. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card in our 'photo inspiration' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges. This is such a nice project, full of lovely details. I hope you will visit us again soon!
    Anna xxx

  21. Your creations are always so inspirational! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick For a Mom or Girl Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

  22. THIS IS AWESOME!!! Love how uplifting it is and I appreciate all your comments!! This card has beautiful layers and your sentiment is so great - thank you for sharing this with us!!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for A Mom or a Girl challenge!!

    Taunya Butler ( Design Team

  23. Great card! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!



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