Friday, December 11, 2020

CAS Series: Traditional Christmas Card Set---Join our End of the Year Challenge at 613 Avenue Create with Anything Goes!

Hi there, everyone!  We have a brand new Challenge happening this entire month at 613 Avenue Create!  As always, it's Anything Goes with optional theme of  "Vintage."  I want to make sure to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS in advance.  This is my favorite time of the year because the whole world acknowledges the birth of God's One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

It's hard to think that we're already on the last month of the year and there are so many things that happened the whole year that we'd rather not be reminded of.  So many deaths surrounding the controversial pandemic beginning of the year, calamities, government betrayal perpetrated by our  own citizens (enemies from within). They formed  radical groups that seek to destroy our values, promote cancel culture and division in a never seen before level of extremism aided by the mainstream media that no longer report the truth. Those that hold to Godly principles and values who love God, life and  country are being silenced by the elite who happened to hold power and ownership of many businesses and resources in every spheres of our society.  They no longer hide their Satanic agenda which is to turn this country into a globalists, communist/socialists society where Antichrist and his elite minions can decide the fate of many. 

The question is, why are these radical foul and loud mouths "so-called citizens" want to inflict this despicable harm to America?  Do they hate their children so much that they want to deprive them of the freedom they themselves enjoy when their families arrived here to find greener pasture?  To this day, there are many people around the world who would like the privilege to live in this country.  I haven't seen anyone arrested for trying to leave America to relocate somewhere unless they are criminals.  American citizens enjoy our God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The government is established by the people and for the people.  It's not perfect but ideal for those who love and fear God.  But you see, Satan's minions don't like that.  Anything or anyone that exalts God is hated and attacked.  The devil plants his people in the different spheres of our society and invoke the powers of darkness (give them fame, riches and influence) to disguise themselves as light-bearers to deceive the weak in spirit and the gullible.  And many of them are hiding under their so-called religious affiliation (religion).   Their goal is to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10)!  Can you see these in our society today? Be very careful whom you choose to listen to for motivation, encouragement and direction---Spiritual or Secular teachers.  God's Word said in 2 Peter 2:1-3, "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping."  These leaders (influencers) are after power, fame and riches in this world.  They don't care for the next generation nor do they care where their souls would go for eternity when it comes time.  In their foolishness, they traded/are trading eternal life in Christ with eternal torment with Satan just to satisfy their momentary desires. Let us hold on to the examples that Jesus Christ showed us in His earthly ministry.  Always compare what you hear to God's Word.  Reject everything that does not align with God's Truth.   Never, ever regard anything above God in your life!  Live to serve and not to be served.  Strive for forgiveness and peace but bold and steadfast in what God says is true.  Never live by fear knowing that God is able and is always on our side.  Believe that what seem to be impossible to us are all possible in God through Jesus Christ.  

I urge you brethren to never ever lose hope especially in our battle against the demonic entities that seek to steal the leadership of this country from God's chosen leader---President Donald Trump.  The prophets have spoken clearly and no weapon of the enemy can thwart the plan of God in this nation for His people.  Just like when the Israelites thought they had no way out from the hands of the Egyptians who were bent on killing them, God came in His perfect, mighty and supernatural way by parting the Red Sea to rescue His people and accomplish His plan.  Remember this:  When the road is engulfed with utter darkness, God's light shines the brightest!  And everyone whose faith is in Jesus Christ alone (Born-again, John 3:3) are God's light to this world.  Oh I tell you with excitement, God's justice is here and everyone who lives in darkness and rebellion will be exposed.  Rejoice people of God, rejoice!

For this Card, I used stamps from four sets of Stampendous Stamps that I had for several years now.  I barely used them and so glad to highlight these beautiful images on this project. The sentiments are from Momenta Clear stamps.   I stamped them using Memento Inks. Since the theme of our Challenge is Vintage, I decided that there's nothing more vintage than the true meaning and reason for this season---the birth of Jesus Christ! 







This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Art Impressions---Reason for the Season
CCEE---Glow of Christmas
Krafty Chicks---Christmas
Crafty Gals---'Tis the Season
Paper Shelter---Celebration
Paper Funday---ATG/Christmas/Holiday
Cards 4 Guyz---Traditional Christmas
Place to Start---ATG Vintage
Colouring in Scrapland---ATG/Christmas
AAA---Made in Minutes/Christmas
Stamping Sensations---ATG with Wings
Crafty Calendar---Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's---ATG Christmas/Quick and Easy

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, "Vintage."  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. The Word of God is not just an ordinary book.  Read it and you will find wisdom that even the geniuses of the world will never understand.

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  1. JoAnn, Thank you for sharing your angelic and meaningful CAS Creations with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Have a safe, Healthy and Blessed Holiday Season!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. A beautiful set of traditional Christmas cards, lovely stamps and designs. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Calendar this month.

  3. A really lovely collection of Christmas cards, great images and colours. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at 'We love Chocolate Baroque'.

    Kath x

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter blog hop challenge. Hope to see you again at the next challenge on 16 December.
    Thank you also for joining the challenges at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas and Jan's Digis. Hope to see you there again next time.

  5. Dry pretty! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  6. Wow! So very pretty! Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at Art Impressions.

  7. Hi, Jo Ann,
    Honestly, it is so nice to see cards with a religious theme for Christmas. Your cards are simple, beautiful, and so elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah

  8. Traditional Christmas indeed!! I love your choice of stamps for these sets of cards!! So glad that you played along with our "Traditional Christmas" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  9. Super cards. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Happy Christmas Jo Ann. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  10. Beautiful CAS Christmas cards. Thank you for playing along with our Birthday Blog Hop Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  11. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter bloghop/challenge.
    Love n hugs

  12. wonderful cards. Great images and so glad you shared over at Cardz 4 guyz, Crafty sentiments.

  13. What a great set of Christmas cards!! Thanks for sharing at LW challenge!

  14. Nice card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  15. Lovely Christmas card. Pretty designs. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see your art work back here again in 2021. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Judy McKay DT

  16. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia World challenges.

  17. Pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks this week. Happy Holidays!

  18. What beautiful cards. Thank you for showing us your creativity~

  19. These are lovely,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  20. Beautiful cards depicting the true meaning of Christmas.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Sheryl xx
    TTCRD DT Crazy Craft Corner{My Blog}

  21. Wonderful creations! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  22. Wow, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and Happy New Year! Donna, DT

  23. Jo Ann your Christmas cards are simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest