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, December 21, 2017

Scripture Series: Praise Ye the Lord Christmas Card---Join us for our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends! As always, we have a brand new bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  This is our last Challenge for 2017 and we invite you all to join the fun of crafting as we bade goodbye to this wonderful year while welcoming 2018.  I know the Lord has a lot in store for all His beloved children (Born-again, John 3:3) and we're looking forward to the new year filled with miracles, signs and wonders.  As God's prophetic plan continue to unfold so rapidly these days, let us be eager to bring the good news of salvation to everyone.  Let us never tire in sharing what the birth of Jesus means to mankind and what His finished work at the Cross accomplished for everyone who would believe.  Let us always be reminded that we are God's ambassadors to this dying world.  God entrusted us His Truth.   If we don't open our mouths and tell everyone who they are and what they have in Jesus Christ, many will be lost for eternity.  Would you like your friends, family and people you love and care about suffer the wrath of God forever?  I hope not!  The Word of God is Truth and there's no other way around it.  Let us proclaim the Truth about Jesus Christ while there is time.  You can begin by sharing the true meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ and why He's called the "Messiah" this blessed season.  A Glorious and Merry Christmas, everyone!

Our Scripture Word Art for this Challenge comes from Psalm 117 which says, "O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord."  I would like to share what my Life Application Bible shared about this chapter.  It says, "Not only is Psalm 117 the shortest chapter in the Bible, it is also the middle chapter.  Paul quotes from this psalm in Romans 15:11 to show God's salvation is for all people, not just the Jews.  Have you ever said, "I can't think of anything God has done for me.  How can I praise Him?  This psalm gives two reasons for praising God:  His great love toward us, and His faithfulness that endures forever.  If He did nothing else for us, He would still be worthy of our highest praise." Wow, what an amazing God we serve!  As always, you can download this Scripture Word Art at our WAW site and use it for your future projects.  For this Card I used an image from Sassy Cheryl Stamps  called "Lucy Lou Shining Star" that I colored using my Touch Five and Prismacolor markers.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP is from American Crafts as well as the stamped sentiment inside the card.  I added some brads from Recollections and glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  Lastly, I ran it through my sewing machine for some fancy stitching. 





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu---Christmas.ATG Festive

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 Challenge.  Wonderful prizes to be won from our great sponsors---Frantic Stamper (Die Set) and Imagine That (3 Digis).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today while being sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  Pray and keep on praying.  The Lord is going to do great and mighty things to our nation. 


  1. What a fun and fabulous card Jo Ann - love the girl swinging on the star :-) You are so right - God is so good to us and we have every reason to praise Him even in the dark places, as He walks with us there too.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

  2. I absolutely love your site, such inspiration in your words and in your art. Continued prayers for our nation, we pray our God, in the name of Jesus. Thank you for gracing us with your talent... Joyce Ann from Team Eclectic Ellapu.

  3. Wowsers! Great card. Love the Mo's Pencil stamp. Thanks for sharing this work with us at Eclectic Ellapu and Happy New Crafting Year!



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