I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Scripture Series: Be Ye Stedfast Unmoveable Card---A Family Friendly Challenge Happening at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone...This is a delayed post but just want to feature my creation for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  A new challenge began yesterday and it features our Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site.  It's taken from 1 Corinthians 15:58 which tells us, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." Consider why God wrote this message for all believers...Why do we need to be steadfast (firm, unwavering) and immovable (rooted, situated, established, fixed) in our faith and work in the Lord?  That is because many have tried to uproot us from the Truth that was revealed to us by way of the Cross.  Jesus warned us against those kinds of people in Matthew 7:15 which says, "“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."  Have you asked yourself why there's an all-out war on Christianity all over the world?  Why there's a progressive attack on the name of Jesus,  His Divinity, His Word under the conspiracy put up by famous and influential people in our government, media, entertainment and other pillars of our society?  Why senseless, unproductive, divisive and perverted ideas are being sanctioned against our Constitution bypassing the will of the people that will lead to the death of a civilized society?  I submit to you that all of these aims to silence and instill fear to everyone whose trust is in the Lord!  The devil and his minions know that if they can get believers to doubt God's promises and focus on the chaos in this world, they can get them to compromise God's Word and eventually render them ineffective to fulfill their true purpose. 

Many of you may not understand the urgency of my messages in this Blog.  And why these kind of messages?  Many out there are more skilled to write yet the Lord uses someone like me to deliver His message.  Honestly, I don't know why but the Lord knows my heart.  He does not look at anyone's talent and abilities.  He looks at our obedience!  God's Word is available to anyone and everyone who wanted to inquire of Him their origin,  their  purpose while on earth and their destination after this life.  Tucked in the Scripture is a demonstration of God's great love for mankind and His Way to Salvation by faith solely in His Only Son, Jesus Christ!  It also reveals the events that have unfolded, currently unfolding and will unfold about the victory that awaits those who have been faithful to the Son of God.  While the believers victory is certain, so as the wrath of God that is going to come to devour the wicked and the rebellious.  I am humbled that Jesus have chosen me to be among those that see the direction our country and this world is heading for.  Because many have hardened their hearts to God, they knowingly or unknowingly placed themselves as pawns by the devil to carry out his filthy work which ends in sure defeat. They may deny and be outraged by their deception but such is the position of someone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Born-again, John 3:3).  Whether they like it or not, they are willing soldiers of the devil.  So, why do I have to share these messages to you and sacrificed much needed sleep, time and effort to convey the message of the Gospel in our time?  That's because in the middle of our hopeless and darkened situation, the Lord wants to provide hope for those who would like a WAY-OUT!  Whatever your situation is and no matter how far you've wandered away from the love of God, He wants you to go back home to Him.  While we are still alive and before the Church (Ekklesia, "Called Out Ones) is taken away (Rapture of the Church), the Ark of Mercy is still open for them who wants to come in and be saved from the Wrath that will befall the ungodly.  Without the preaching of the Word, no one will be convicted of sin.  Without one's acknowledgement of his transgressions, they'll be no need for a Savior. Without Jesus, there's no forgiveness of Sin and everyone will suffer the ultimate penalty of ETERNAL DEATH (eternal separation from God).  That is why, loving a person alone is not enough unless we love and live under the guidance of the Word of God.  I may not see earthly rewards for my faithfulness to the task the Lord assigned me with in this life but my faith is rooted in His Word and He told me that my work for Him is not in vain.  When the Lord promised us His rewards, we can be sure He's going to deliver.   I want to share the following verses to encourage every member of the Body of Christ (Church) to get out there and fulfill the work God assigned you to do.  Despite the chaos and persecution, He wants us to locate the wounded and those crying out for help and deliverance...I believe that this is the very reason why we are still on earth at this time.  Don't shrink back---fight the good fight of faith!

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved." (Hebrews 10:19-39)

For this Card, I used an image from Sugar Pea Designs from the Set "Bushel and a Peck" and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The sides were shaped using an MS Punch.  The DP's were all from one of my fave sets from Paper Studio called "Barnwood Pretty."  I stamped a few more images using my stamps from Inkadinkado called "Flourishes" and added some glitters all over the card using Stickles (Crystal).  Lastly, I stitched all over this creation.  I think it turned out pretty good.






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Aud Sentiments---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Crafty Sentiments---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Simon Says---Sparkle and Shine
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Crafting with Attitude---ATG
DL Art---Summertime
DRS Designs---A Stitch In Time
Sassy Studio---Sparkle is a Girl's BFF
Crafty Gals Corner---To Die For
Creative Moments---ATG/Bingo (Die Cut/Image/Flowers)
Paper Shelter---ATG
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Digi Choosday---All About the Girl
Papertake Weekly---Build It Up
Passion for ProMarkers---Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday---Bingo (Sparkles/Flowers/Stitching)
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Card Mania---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Path of Positivity---Sharing  (Sharing God's love through the Gospel)
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG/Holidays
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Use Your Stuff---ATG
Great Impressions---Use Your Fave Stamp
Penny Black---Sentimental Inspiration
Corrosive---To Die For
Art Impressions---In with the New

Make sure you download the free Word Art at WAW Blog.  We would love for you to create something with it and link it up to our Challenge.  Another way to join us is by linking up to 5 projects per Challenge that features a family friendly and uplifting sentiments and you may win some fabulous prizes from our sponsors this week---Loves Rubberstamps ($10 GC) and Sweet-N-Sassy Stamps ($10 Digi Images). So get some Crafting juice flowing and remember to call on the Lord for inspiration.  Have a wonderful week, everyone! 


  1. What a lovely card and I appreciate the beautiful way you share your faith!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. perfect card, I love the layout, your attention to detail is amazing. Thankyou for joining us over at Digi Choosday' for our 'All about the girl' challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Lynda DT xx

  3. Wow - this is sooo cute! Great way to combine scripture and cards - I love it! Your coloring and details are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge and sure hope you join us again - love your work.

  4. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  5. Jo Ann sweet and beautiful card, fab papers .
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. Beautiful card inside and out love the image and layers and the rich colour tones you always use-Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  7. hello Jo Ann! gorgeous card, your coloring is amazing! So glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I am having one last giveaway this week on my blog to celebrate my birthday, stop by and comment for your chance at winning!

    thank you for sharing God's word and His perfect plan for us....bless you!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. Absolutely beautiful, JoAnn! Your coloring is stunning, as usual, and I adore the layers of patterns! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jo Ann - and yes the times are certainly changing and becoming darker. I rest in the fact that God is in control, and am so thankful for that, but that does not mean that I should not be on guard and praying.

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  11. Sweet darling card. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  12. She's so cute--really bright and happy image! Thanks for sharing!

    Great Impressions DT

  13. You do such wonderful work- I adore all the layers and shapes- perfect for our challenge, using dies, for our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.Thank you,

  14. Gorgeous Card and coloring! I love the shape of the card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with Through the Craft room door this week. Please come back tomorrow for our new "Anything Goes" Challenge. I love visitors on my blog also, you can find me at

  15. Absolutely fantastic card! Gorgeous coloring and work! Thanks for joining our challenge at Art Impressions!

  16. So gorgeous Jo Ann, really sweet image and i love your fabulous design and colouring.
    Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Really cute card! Thanks for joining in my Flowers challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  18. Gorgeous card Jo ann thamk you for joining us at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  19. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘All about the Girl’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  20. Love this!!! Great card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck. Monica.-dt

  21. Your message is sturring, you seem to be blessed with many gifts. Your card is wonderful as usual. Thank your for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

  22. Beautifully done. This card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs.

  23. This is soooo adorable! I just love Sugar Pea Designs stamps and this one is definitely a cutie. LOVE that shape as the base of your card and your papers are fabulous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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

  25. Beautiful coloring on this sweet girl, I love how she turned out. So glad you shared your card with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT



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