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 27, 2015

Scripture Series: In The Power of God Card---Be Inspired at our Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...

Hello there, Crafty Peeps!  It's another Wednesday and time to bring you another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Our Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) is found in 1 Corinthians 2:5 which says, "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." Throughout the years, men discovered and invented so many things.  We've come a long way with all the discoveries and modern-day technology.  But what a lot of us fail to understand is none of those will be possible if God didn't allow us to discover them.  Look at the vastness of space yet we can only cover what our modern day telescopes can access.  We know there's a lot more around us but we cannot be certain because of our limited abilities.  Have you heard how they use Science to contradict some teachings of the Scripture?  But if we investigate closely, we can conclude that Science is just beginning to scratch the surface of God's Truth as revealed in the Scripture.  The wisdom of Man is finite compared to the infinite knowledge of God who created all things and in Whom all things live and move.  God's Word tells us in Isaiah 55:8-9, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  No man can ever fathom the depth, the width and the height of God's sovereign wisdom and knowledge. He is the Creator and we are the created!  We are incapable of understanding fully until we allow the Omniscient (All-knowing) God reveal to us us His work and plan.  Like Apostle Paul, we can have everything to boast about intellectually but all of that is nothing compared to the mind of God.  As a Born-Again (John 3:3) believer, we have in us the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. He is our witness to the finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross, translates to us God's Word and empowers us to understand God's sovereign plan.  He is God in us!  If we are to boast, we should only boast of what God has done in our lives and His very power that rest upon each one of us through Jesus.  Let God's Word comfort you and strengthen your faith in anything and everything.   As it is said in Romans 10:17, "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ."  Man's wisdom is limited...God's wisdom is endless!  Only a fool wouldn't know the difference.  Here are some verses to live by if we are to trust fully in the wisdom of God:
"And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe"  (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you."  (Romans 12:2-3)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."  (Proverbs 3:5-6) 

For this Card, I used an image I got from Jade Dragonne called "Dreamer" which I paper-pieced and colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is an A7 Kraft card from Paper Studio.  The DP's are from Paper Studio "Newsworthy Stack" and a small piece from my scraps.  The dies for the image and the lacy circle are from Nestabilities, the leaves from using an EK Success punch and the flower and washi tape are from Paper Studio.  For some vintage feel, I ink the edges of the flower as well as the edges of the image with a Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Lastly, I stitched all over this project.  I am very, very pleased.  God truly inspires!





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Creative Moments---ATG/Inside Out
I Love ProMarkers---Anything but a Square
Paper Shelter---Flower Power
Penny's Paper-Crafty---ATG
Simon Says Stamp---ATG
Whimsy Stamps---Anything but a Square Card
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG with a Twist: Add Texture
Party Time Tuesday---ATG
Sweet Stamps---Paper-Piecing
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Die-Cuts
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Cutie Pie---Layer It Up
Dream Valley---ATG
Incy Wincy Designs---All or Nothing ( I have lots of layers)
Love to Scrap---ATG
Make my Monday---Use Kraft
Melonheadz Friends---Flowers Everywhere
Mema's Crafts---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Stamp and Create---May Flower
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Pink Elephant---ATG
Use Your Stuff---Flowers

Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge.  There's wonderful prizes awaiting our blessed winners from two of our sponsors this week, Docerela Shop (Stamp Set) and The Peacock Eye ($29 GC).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Have a blessed week and always remember to take the time to talk to our Heavenly Father every chance we are given. Hugs!


  1. Oh yes, God is infinite and we are finite - and His awesomeness near blows my mond - thank you for reminding me of it :-)
    Wonderful card Jo Ann - love your banner tags :-)

  2. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie challenge.

  3. Gorgeous image and so well coloured. Very vintage styling. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

  4. Lovely! The design is splendid. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the layout and layers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday

  6. Very nice card. Love the fold and little details - and those rosey cheeks. Thank you for joining us at Incy wincy designs. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  7. This is delightful and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

  8. Love your card- tour coloring is amazing and so is the Paper Piecing. Love the message as well. Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps !

  9. Great card - love your coloring and all the embellishments you've added!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!!

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

  11. Fabulous card Jo Ann, a great design and lovely layers.......your image is delightful and gorgeous colouring!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. Very pretty! The layout is fabulous and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  13. This is such a pretty card! Thanks so much for joining our flower challenge at Use Your Stuff this week!
    Lori - UYSDT

  14. You have managed to incorporate a lot of interesting layers there. Thanks for joining in the layers challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  15. Great card - thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week

  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley Challenges ~ Anything Goes. Lisa DT

  17. Beautiful card. Your image just pops off the card. Thanks for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

  18. Hi Joann:

    Here's another great challenge where you can play along. I hope you will join us!


  19. Gorgeous card and a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Rose DT x

  20. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  21. Fantastic card. Thank you for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers. Shona x

  22. I like the bold colors and interesting detailing of your card. Blessings!

  23. oh wow, this is super cute, your coloring is FAB!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  24. JoAnn: There's another super fun challenge you might want to know about. It's at CropStop and it's anything goes:

    We would love to have you play along.

  25. A lovely card and great coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck and I hope we see your lovely work in our next challenge. Also, be sure and check out the newest stamp your are going to love it!

  26. Pretty colors and designs, delicious with rosy cheeks!

  27. Good morning sweetie, I am so very sorry I never got by to say how gorgeous your card was last week, a very hectic week, I hope you can forgive me, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter <3 Pops x x x

  28. Gorgeous card. Love your coloring, the sentiment and the dictionary pages you used. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.



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