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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Friendship Series: Brewed to Perfection Card---Join our Bi-Weekly Challenge Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...

 Hi everybody!  So sorry for the delay in posting this project I made for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  I don't have a card made that features our Scripture Word Art as I've decided to use the sponsor sentiments for my creation.  But if you visit the WAW site, you'll find several inspiration from my fellow DT's that featured it on their cards.  You can also download it there and use it in your projects.  Our Scripture Word Art comes from Mark 11:24 which tells us, "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them".

Trust is something crucially important in any kind of relationship we pursue.  We often give reservations in trusting people depending on how well we know them.  I was brought up believing that trust can't be demanded but is earned.  And for me to put my life on the line for somebody (under life and death circumstances) without reservation, I would have to totally trust that person.  But the truth is, human beings are flawed and not one of us can honestly  say we didn't let anybody down.  We make promises we cannot fulfill and overtime, we end up hurting even the very ones we love the most.  That is why we cannot put our utmost trust to any human being.  The Only One whose faithful and true to all His promises is Almighty God, personified and embodied to us by the God-Man, Jesus Christ!  In John 14:8-14, "Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."

God spoke and it came to pass.  His Word is powerful, unchanging and eternal.  John 1:1-5 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." In the Old Testament (after the Fall of Man), God Almighty have spoken His Word through His chosen people and the prophets.  He gave His Word and guided His people to His holy and just ways. By careful study, we can conclude that His promises point to the time when His Word comes to life (in the flesh) and will be witnessed by many.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Word of God.  He was with God from the very beginning.  He became flesh to fulfill God's Word of redemption.  Jesus is the Word of God fulfilled.  Anyone who puts their faith (trust, believe, dependence) upon Him has the promises of the Father written in the tablets of their hearts and they are reliable and unchanging.  Numbers 23:19 clearly states, "God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?  I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it."  Yes, the Holy Spirit dwells inside of us to attest that Jesus Christ, the very Word of God is alive in us.  When we open our Bibles and study and meditate on God's promises, we are feeding our spirit with the promises of God so that when we pray and ask God for anything in accordance to His will and purpose, He comes through for us and we are sure He will deliver at His perfect time. When we confess and declare His Word, We are unleashing His power and authority over anything that seeks to destroy us. Hence, we can thank Him and express our gratitude over things we asked and prayed for even before they physically manifest.  When we know His Word, we know what to pray as God always answers to His Word.  It's not our emotions, the length or intensity of our prayer that God answers to.  He responds to His Word!

For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Uptown Girls Clarissa and Camille with a Cafe" that I watercolored using my Stabilo 68 markers.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  I also added some white nail head gems from Imaginisce and some fancy and regular stitching. The sentiments are all from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps, "A Cup of Java" that sponsors this bi-weekly Challenge.  





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Catz---ATG/Add Gems and/or Glitter
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Creative Moments---ATG/Funny
Double D---Colorful
Paper Funday---ATG/Autumn
Colouring in Scrapland---ATG/Home Decor
Simon Says---Use Your Fave Stamp
Artistic Stamper---A Stitch in Time
Lets Craft and Create---ATG/Bestfriends

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 several times in two weeks.  A great prize awaits our winner from our wonderful sponsor---Stamp Simply Clear Stamps (Stamps and/or Die-cuts).  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.  His presence in us enables us to do the impossible.

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  1. What a cute image! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  2. Fabulous stitching and a lovely image. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. mmmmmm that's one ginormous cup of coffee! Love it! Very colorful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Double D, Colorful Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  4. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  5. What a fun card. Adorable image. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  6. Cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  7. Super fun and creative card! Thank you for joiing our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Fabulous card Jo Ann! Cute image and your coloring is perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colorful’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Cute card! Thanks for joining in our challenge this month at Let's Craft & Create. Hope you'll join us again.
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

  10. Adorable card I love stamping bella...thanks for joining us at Lavinia World challenges

  11. Such a great card for a girlfriend! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World. Vicki

  12. Both of the cards you entered at Jan's are fantastic, Jo Ann! Love them. So happy to see you playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Great card, love all your stitching it looks so neat, fab image too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  14. Love your project!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at the Lavinia World Challenges blog:

  15. Creative and absolutely lovely design and thanks for entering into our "anything goes" challenge, hope to see you again and please don't forget to follow if you haven't already. ♥

    ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS. Good luck in the draw. . Love to see you next challenge.

    ~aNNie DT member{My Blog}

  16. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 36 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  17. Cute card. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles challenge janet DT

  18. Cute card, one of favorite images. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia World Challenges.

  19. Adorable, i can almost smell the coffee! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  20. Such a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.

  21. Love the sassy girls! Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts galore encore
    Tracey dt

  22. That is definitely a super-sized cup of coffee! I hope they're going to share it...LOL! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy & good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  23. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.



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