THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

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


Friday, March 15, 2019

Scripture Series: Body of Christ Card---Join Us for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends!  Just want to invite you to join us at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) for another Inspirational Challenge.  As always, we are featuring a Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site and while there, view all the wonderful cards/projects the DT's made using the featured Scripture.  Our highlighted Word today comes from 1 Corinthians 12:27 which says, "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."

As members of the Body of Christ (Ekklesia, Church), God has given each of us gifts to use to edify the Church and to fulfill the purpose He has for us in this world.  We are all different parts but functions as one in Christ.  Some parts are exterior and some interior.  Nevertheless, each one is valuable for the soundness and wholeness of the entire body.  If we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and His finished work at the Cross (Born-again, John 3:3), we're placed in the family of God and we all follow One King---King Jesus and His Word.  I would like to share what my Life Application Bible shared about our highlighted verse and its context for greater understanding.  It says, "The Church is composed of many types of people  from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of gifts and abilities.  It is easy for these differences to divide people, as was the case in Corinth.  But despite the differences, all believers have one thing in common---faith in Christ.  On this essential truth the Church finds unity.  All believers are baptized by one Holy Spirit into one body of believers, the Church.  We don't lose our individual identities, but we have an overriding oneness in Christ. When a person becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit takes up residence, and he or she is born into God's family.  "We were all given the one Spirit to drink' means that the same Holy Spirit fills our innermost beings.  As members of God's family, we may have different interest and gifts, but we have a common goal. No one should feel superior about his or her gift; instead, all should use their gifts to willingly serve.  Too often, the "up-front" gifts, like speaking or teaching are more highly regarded than the "behind-the-scenes" gifts, like helping or serving. No one should discount the contribution of another person, no matter how insignificant it may seem.  We should not be dissatisfied with the gift God has given us but be eager to serve. Nor should we envy those who seem to have more gifts than we do. In love, treat everyone's gifts, yours included, as valuable to God." 

For this Card, I used an image from Hero Art Stamps and colored it using my Touch Five markers.  The base is an A7 white, pre-cut card with envelope from Paper Studio. I added some brads from Recollections and some glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  Lastly, I stitched all over this card. 


 BODY OF CHRIST CARD


 BODY OF CHRIST CARD LAYERS


 BODY OF CHRIST CARD INSIDE


 BODY OF CHRIST CARD WITH ENVELOPE


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Ellibelle's---Think Spring/Green
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Valentine
Colour Crazy---ATG with colored image
Crafty Catz---ATG/Spring
QKR---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG/Male
2 Sisters---CAS
a2z---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Country View---Letters and/or Numbers
Creatalicious---ATG/Monochromatic
Creative Craft---Spring Fever
Daisy Chain---Spring is in the Air
Papercraft---ATG
Sweet Stampers---Easter/Spring
YSP---ATG

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.  A wonderful prize awaits our winner from our lovely sponsor for this Challenge---Heffy Doodle (15 euros GC to their store).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, meditate on the goodness of the Lord and rely on His promises.  Expect only wonderful things from Him each day.  You are blessed to be a blessing!

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34 comments:

  1. Jo Ann this is so beautifully designed and perfect for our March challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the glitter accents x

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  2. Love your card! So cute! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at LTCCB!
    Irena DT

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  3. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge. Are you a follower yet? Please do if you aren't.Leuk dat je Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

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  4. Very nice card! Love the color! And the flower combo, one of my favs as well. Thanks for joining us at Craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the crisp and clean look of the card. The trio of framed images was perfect. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  6. Beautiful and bright. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for
    http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful inspirational card. Love tge blue, Jo Ann. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

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  8. What a wonderful card. Love the floral blocks and the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

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  9. Beautiful creation, love the design and glitter! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  10. Beautiful card, inside and outside! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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  11. A beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

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  12. Very nice card. Are you a foloower yet? PLease do.
    Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Nicolette DT

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  13. Beautiful card Jo Ann xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Dianne DT for
    http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  14. Beautiful creation, lovely colors and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  15. So pretty and a lovely card design too. Lovely vibrant flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create and good luck! Michelle x

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  16. Beautiful creation, love the colors and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  17. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us a2z this month!!

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  18. Ganz super gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    LG Dreja

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  19. Great Card Thank you for entering A Perfect time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

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  20. Great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

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  21. This is so beautiful! Love how you added the image with the 3 panels and such a great choice of colors!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about Spring or Something Green!
    Ellie

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  22. I am back with a different hat on.. Love visiting your blog.. so inspiring.. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

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  23. Fabulously sweet card!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    DT Shell
    http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/

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  24. Gorgeous card!!! The colouring is so beautiful and I love the idea that you cut into three the top layer, the flower card!!! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  25. Beautifully made - love the way you've split the image.

    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge and we hope you'll visit again soon.

    Helen x
    GDT

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  26. Lovely creative card TFS Let's Craft and Create...…...Lis

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  27. I love the idea of cutting the image in three pieces. Thank you. Thanks for sharing and joining the challenge at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

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  28. Pretty glittery flowers! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  29. Waw a fantastic Card! I love oll those colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge - Good luck

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  30. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  31. Lovely creation & layout

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' I hope to see you joining in with us again soon
    Hugs Shell xx

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  32. I love your project! Bravo!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  33. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional monochrome” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)



    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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