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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fun/Humor Series: Bowler Babes Birthday Center Step Card---Join Us at 613 Avenue Create for our Anything Goes/June Challenge!

Hello everyone...I'm here to feature my card for our 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes, June Challenge.  I took on the optional twist which is "More Than One Fold" with this center step card design.  I've had this fun stamps for a while but it's only now, I am able to use them. I love it!

Anyway, I've been away from the Blogging world for more than two weeks.  There's always a lot of things to do than what I have time for.  The story of my life... But making cards is not just a hobby for me but a ministry. Through creativity, I can share God's Word and shed a light to the issues of our day and apply God's Truth at this crucial time.   Though I thought of taking a break several times, I knew it was not up to me.  For as long as the Spirit of the Lord is leading me to tell of His Word, I will continue to obey.

So, I just got done with our Bible class on the topic of Church vs. Culture where we looked into the politics that affected both the Old and the New Testaments.  The argument that Christians are supposed to stay away from political issues is a blatant lie.  Just go to 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles and you'll find out how politics affected the plight of believers throughout the Bible and how God used it to fulfill His purpose.   There's so many things to share but I'll concentrate on one topic this time and that is GLOBALISM.  Do you know that the original Globalist is Satan?  Matthew 4:8 tells us of the third temptation Satan used on Jesus which says, "Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Here, Satan was tempting Jesus to receive authority of the kingdoms of this world (which Satan originally got from Adam when Man fell into Sin) in exchange for Jesus worshiping him.  But we know what happened. Jesus put him in his place by invoking the Word of God.   Genesis 11:1-9 tells us that God had to deal with man's efforts towards globalization when they proceeded in building the Tower of Babel.  This is a direct rebellion against what God told them to do. explains, " The Tower of Babel is described in Genesis 11:1-9. After the Flood, God commanded humanity to "increase in number and fill the earth" (Genesis 9:1). Humanity decided to do the exact opposite, “Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth’” (Genesis 11:4). Humanity decided to build a great city and all congregate there. They decided to build a gigantic tower as a symbol of their power, to make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:4). This tower is remembered as the Tower of Babel. In response, God confused the languages of humanity so that they could no longer communicate with each other (Genesis 11:7). The result was that people congregated with other people who spoke the same language, and then went together and settled in other parts of the world (Genesis 11:8-9). God confused the languages at the Tower of Babel to enforce His command for humanity to spread throughout the entire world.  In Genesis 17:4-7, God spoke to Abram and said, “As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I have made you the father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you." 

Just by looking at several verses in Genesis, we can see that God's purpose is to  have nations of people with different background, ethnicity and language.  The account of Apostle John in what he saw in heaven in Revelation 7:9-10 supports this conclusion when it said, "After this I looked and saw a multitude too large to count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"  You see, when it comes to free trade, communication, travel and international treaties, a Global network is an advantage.  But anything other than that such as one world government, religion, currency and nation which infringes on national sovereignty are man's effort to rebuild the Tower of Babel that God surely despised.  Without studying the Word of God, global oneness may sound appealing but such is the work of Satan---to appeal to deceive.  Let us arm ourselves with the Truth by aligning our thoughts with God's Word.  There's so much more I can share from my Bible class but I'll have to do it here in installments.  Know that it's not my desire that you just depend on the info I'm sharing here.  If anything, I want you to expand your study and see for yourself what God's Word says about the issues of our day.  If in anyway this post blessed you, please let me know in the comments too.   

For this Card, I used an image from Art Impressions Stamps called "Spare Me" and watercolored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step card design.  The DP's are from Paper Studio, the layered flowers from Prima and the brads from Recollections.  I also added some glitters from Stickles (Crystal), some white nail head gems from Imaginisce and regular and fancy stitching.  I love the fun and rustic look that this card exudes. 






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Color Create Show It Off---ATG
Digi Doodle---Special Day (Birthday)
DL Art---ATG
Happy Craft---ATG
Happy Little Stampers---Watercolor/Love
LeAnn's World---ATG
Love to Scrap---No Rulz
Scor-pal---More than One Score/Warmer days
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
Sognando---A Time For You
Tales from the Craft Room---Let's Hear it for the Boys
YSP---Welcome Summer

This is it for now, guys.  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge with optional theme, "More than One Fold."  If you want to be challenged more, take on our Optional Twist.  But there's really no reason for you to miss it. Can't wait to see what you create.  Anyway, the works of the enemy is apparent in our day and time and just like Jesus, we are to use the Word of God to battle with the works of the enemy.  We are to study and arm ourselves with the Truth in order to discern the works of Satan and act with wisdom and power.

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  1. Hey, Jo Ann - good one! I don't often see one of these step cards with images mounted all over the front like that - out of the box! Good for you! Also the combo you created with the floral background is so unexpected! Love, love, love that you combined those together - what a great design!

  2. As always an amazing creation, jackie DT 613.

  3. Gorgeous card I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE 2019
    Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Fabulous stepper card and fun images-great watercolouring too.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
    Carol DT x

  5. Jo Ann this is so wonderfully crafted and is great for our June challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Wow, love how bright and fun this is! Amazing step card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  7. Wonderful funny creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge June "ATG".



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