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

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fun/Humor Series: Decor in my House Center Step Card---Join the Fun with the Backporch Gang at 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge!

Hello everyone!  Just want to greet every crafting mother here in the Blogging world, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!  This is coming out late as I had a busy day at Church, and spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with my beloved 10-year old son.  No matter how grown he is now, he will always be my cute little boy.

No words can ever describe the joy that comes from motherhood.  Having a little guy calling you "Mommy" is more than just a title.  It comes with tons of responsibilities. One responsibility I hold dear in my heart is to guide him to fulfill God's purpose in his life.  One of the quotes I love says, "Children are God's gift to us.  What we do to our children is our gift unto God." This is very true! Soon, our kids will become adults and will eventually be parents themselves. What mothers like us taught our kids as they were growing up will become the solid foundation they'll stand on for their own family and the generations to come.  Each mother (along with the help of our husbands) had been given by God the important task to shape the lives of our children.  The only time tested and proven teaching about life comes from the Truth of God's Word.  None of us is perfect and had it all figured out but the Lord knows our hearts and  honors every effort and struggles that we endure to make sure our kids grow up with the holy fear of God in their hearts.  There will always be pain and frustrations but with God, we'll continue to persevere as we constantly remind them of what's important in this life and beyond.  What an honor God has placed upon every God-fearing mother of this world.  Absolutely amazing!  I would love to share a couple of verses to remind us of the crucial role we play in the lives of our little ones:

"My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands."  (Psalm 78:1-7)
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." (Deuteronomy 6:5-8)

For this Card, I used a couple of images from Art Impressions Stamps called "SC0652" and "Cat Lady TF"  to produce the scene.  For the second time, I used my new Stabilo 68 markers and water colored the images.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step design.  The DP's are from American Crafts and My Mind's Eye and the white nail head gems are from Imaginisce.  Finished it off with some fancy and regular stitching.  I am truly having fun using watercolor nowadays.  It's great in relieving stress, gives a variety of color options (depending on the water) and very economical.  

                                          DECOR IN MY HOUSE CENTER STEP CARD:

                                      DECOR IN MY HOUSE CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS:

                                   DECOR IN MY HOUSE CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:

                                      DECOR IN MY HOUSE CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Art Impressions---Critters
Crafty Sentiments---ATG
Fab n Funky---3 or More Layers
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Aud Sentiment---Animal + Sentiment
Art by Miran---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Come and Get It---Card for a Woman
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Glitter N Sparkle---One for the Ladies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Penny Black---ATG with Stamping
Stamping Sensations---ATG
Catch the Bug---ATG
Let's Color Linky---ATG
A Beautiful Mess---ATG
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards---Circles and Squares (My envelope is square)
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Crafty Catz---Female Only
Creative Corner---Ladies Night
Creative Fingers---ATG
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
QKR---Feminine Cards/Mother's Day
Simply Create Too---Ladies Only
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Kraftin Kimmie---Layers
Creative Card Crew---ATG 
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG 

This is it for now, guys.  Make sure to join our Anything Goes Challenge at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create.  If you prefer to be challenged, take on the Optional Twist.  There's really no reason for you to miss it.  Our sponsor---Kitty Bee Designs is giving away a fabulous prize.  Can't wait to see what you create. Let us continue to lift up the lives of our kids unto the Lord by imparting God's Word, prayer and leading by example.   


  1. Beautiful and also combining the two images together.
    Great that little scene.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  2. Such a lovely card!! The details are amazing! Thanks for playing at TTCRD with us this week. I hope I will see you again soon!
    Alessandra - DT

  3. Great card! I love the design. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia

  4. Such a fun scene you created! Cute image and love the papers!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  5. Love this clever card, just fabulous and a great image.....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...xx

  6. What a great card and fabulous design.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  7. Oh My! Such a fun image and sentiment.. I LOve your colours and design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  8. Love this card! The layout and dimension are just right! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting With Friends.


  9. Beautiful card Jo Ann. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. What a cool card! Thank you for sharing and joining in the May challenge at Eclectic Ellapu; good luck!

  11. Oh yes our responsibilities as a mother are great and awesome - and don't stop when they become adults either :-).
    Love your card Jo Ann - cat fur is part of our decor too, but only from one cat, so not quite as obvious as in your card's character!!

  12. Awesome scene and love the colors. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.

  13. I'm back.. I left a message but now I have Aud Sentiments hat on.. I love this image and scene you created. Awesome card and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  14. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  15. This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Chocolate, cards n coffee. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.

    Caz CCC DT.
    My Blog
    Pennys Paper-Crafty
    Crafty Catz
    613 Avenue Create
    Chocolate Cards & coffee

  16. A very pretty creation and great dimension and colours, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  17. such a pretty card with that fabulous design. looks as if you really put a lot of time and effort into it.

    Thank you for joining our 'Animals plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

  18. Oh this is fabulous! Love the image and your wonderful design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  19. Stunning card, loving your house front. Fun image too xThanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Jean DT XXX

  20. Great card - love that sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  21. A gorgeous fun card Jo Ann and very neat colouring too.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  22. What a thoroughly FUN card. I love it.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  23. Ellie here again, just noticed you also played along in our Penny Black and More challenge. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation there too!

  24. Awesome step card Jo Ann! Gorgeous coloring and I love you combined two different images for this fabulous scene! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  25. Lovely, happy colors, just perfect for our challenge at CC&CC! Thanx so much.
    Hugs Anneke

  26. Adorable and definitely humorous!! Love all the details! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  27. Super fun & unique! Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #57.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  28. Exellent card! Love the image and the colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld
    Veronique DT

  29. Fab card and envelope combo. Great image too. Thanks for joining in with us over at Ecletic Ellapu this month
    Sue DT

  30. What a cute scene you have created. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  31. Love the card and the fancy fold. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see youback here again soon. Judy DT

  32. Great card. Love the folds, colouring, image, sentance....everything! Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Come And Get It challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona

  33. Love your project, thanks so much for joining us last week at Catch the Bug, hope to see you again very soon!

  34. such a fab card and congrats on your top spot at Crafty Catz

  35. This is simply awesome. Thanks for all of the photos. It sure made me smile. Love all the colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  36. Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  37. Really awesome design. Love how you made a roof to the center step card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  38. Awesome coloring and fab centerstep card, great stitching details! :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! Remember to check back to see if you are one of our winners too :)
    And I'm so sorry to be late commenting! Had a bad month healthwise.. PS: I got a sweet blogcandy if you wanna join in! ♥ Tindaloo

  39. Great humorous project and love your design!
    Thanks for joining us this month at Eclectic Ellapu!
    Laurian DT



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