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Friday, May 14, 2021

CAS Series: You're the Best Flower Mini Notecards---Join our Monthly Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello everyone...It's almost the middle of the month and I finally found the time to post the project that I featured for our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create which started the first Sunday of this month.  You still have plenty of time to join the fun by visiting our site.

Day after day, there's always something to do and I couldn't keep up.  It felt like time is whisking away and more than ever, many of the prophetic promises from the Word of God is coming to pass daily.  Some will not care as they are not aware of God's plan, have rejected God or are totally deceived.  Some are paralyzed by fear and hopelessness that they do whatever their so called experts tell them to do though it defies logic and wisdom.  Some are demonic possessed that they carry out the Satanic destruction by promoting lies to deceive many as leaders and media influencers.  And there are those who war with both the spiritual and natural realm to continue the work and the plan of God for the freedom to preach the Gospel for the salvation of many souls.  

2 Corinthians 4:18 says, "We fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen." I would like to share  a devotional from Our Daily Bread dated June 22, 2020 (written by Estera Pirosca Escobar) exhorting this verse.  It says,  "Eternal eyes, that's what my friend Madeline prays her children and grandchildren would have.  Her family has gone through tumultuous season that ended with the death of her daughter.  As the family grieves from this horrific loss, Madeline longs for them to be less and less nearsighted---consumed by the pain of this world.  And to be more and more farsighted---filled with hope in our loving God.  The Apostle Paul and his-co-workers experienced great suffering at the hands of persecutors and even from believers who tried to discredit them.  Yet, they had their eyes fixed on eternity.  Paul boldly acknowledged that "we (Born-again, John 3:3) fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  Although they were doing God's work, they lived with the reality of being hard pressed on every side," "perplexed," "persecuted," and "struck down" (2 Corinthians  4:8-9).  Shouldn't God have delivered them from these troubles?  But instead of being disappointed, Paul built his hope on the "eternal glory" that supersedes momentary troubles (2 Corinthians 4:17).  He knew God's power was at work in him and had complete assurance that "the One Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:14).  When our world around us feels shaky, may we turn our eyes to God---the eternal Rock that will never be destroyed." This message resonated with me as I contemplate on everything that is happening in our country,  around the world, the Body of Christ and Israel.  

If we want to get a glimpse on where we are in the prophetic timeline of God, we need to take a close look on what is happening to these three indicators---1) The Body of Christ (the Church)  2) God's chosen people (Israel) and 3) The World (Nations).  Though we were blessed with great freedom here in America, our very way of life protected by our Constitution are being trampled on and perverted by the ungodly whose sole purpose is to establish the reign of the Antichrist (One World Government, One Religion, One Currency).  The illegitimate government that runs our country for the past few months are looking for ways to abandon our greatest ally Israel---by lifting sanctions placed by President Trump against those who wish to harm Israel.  Instead, this fake administration funds the enemies of Israel under the disguise of humanitarian aid and when these countries get our money, they use it to procure weapons and missiles to attack Israel and Christians.  All over the world, demonic leaders are  disguising as Covid experts doing their best to mandate vaccines, enticing the public to get their shots using lotteries and bonuses for those who would comply with a vaccination that is still in its trial phase using humans as guinea pigs.  With no guarantees and knowledge on the long term effect/s it will do to the population, the fearful bow down while trying to find ways to criminalize those who wouldn't comply by threatening us with the implementation of vaccine passports to take away our rights.  If you think this is not a precursor to the mark of the Beast in Revelation 13:15-18, think again.  It's all about using fear to condition people's minds.  And I tell you bluntly right now---(unless it's fear of the Lord) FEAR IS NOT OF GOD!

Normally, I should be in a panic mode these days---both naturally and spiritually.  But several months ago, I poured my heart to God and laid every concern I have for our country, this world and the "so-called Christians" that are persecuting the true Body of Christ.  God allowed me to rest upon Him that day and He calmed my spirit.  From then on, He gave me "supernatural peace" that always reminds me that no matter what happens,  I AM IN HIM!  He impressed upon my heart that while I am still here, He will continue to use me as His Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16)  for the salvation of  many.  Worries and fear no longer rule my life.  Brief existence in this temporary world is nothing compared to a life without end in the arms of my great Savior and Lord, JESUS CHRIST!  Entrusting my life to God in this life and the next is the secret to a fearless, peaceful and totally free life no matter what the circumstances are.  

For this Card, I used an image from Glitz Design Stamp for the background and the flowers from Recollections that I colored using my Prismacolor markers.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the sentiment on the envelope is from Printoworks.  The base is a packed notecards with envelopes that I bought at Michaels years ago.  I made a total of six cards with two of each kind for a set.  These are totally cute.  


YOU'RE THE BEST FLOWER MINI NOTECARDS


YOU'RE THE BEST FLOWER CARD 1


YOU'RE THE BEST FLOWER CARD 2


YOU'RE THE BEST FLOWER CARD 3


 This Project is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner---For the Ladies
Ellibelle's---ATG/Blooming Beautiful
Card Concept---Garden Pleasures (I was inspired by the beautiful flowers)
Paper Funday---ATG/Flowers/Florals
Crafty Catz---ATG/Just Chill
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/No Patterned Paper
Mix It Up---ATG
PINspirational---Photo Inspiration
Crafting Challenge---Flowers and/or Butterflies
YSP---ATG

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, "Mood Board."  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. In every situation, put your trust in God alone.  In Him you'll find love, peace and joy no matter what.

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17 comments:

  1. Loving these sweet cards Jo Ann - sorry I have not been visiting much, but life has been somewhat overwhelming recently.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. very beautiful set of cards!
    xxx
    Vivi

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  3. Beautiful set of cards - I love the mixed media feel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  4. Stunning set of cards thanks for sharing at Crafty catz

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  5. What a lovely little set of notecards! I think each and every flower is delightful! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Card concept this week!

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  6. Great idea on these precious cards. I love them. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Crafty Gals Corner.

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  7. Amei seus cartões. Simples e delicados. Boa sorte com sua entrada no Blog Rabisco Challenge. Liliane Carvalho DT.

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  8. Beautiful cards. These flowers are so pretty, especially in the colours that you have chosen and lovely sentiment under each card, just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create this month, happy crafting Michelle DT x

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  9. Very sweet set of note cards, the text backgrounds are just great. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, good luck with your entry, Claire DT

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  10. Absolutely fabulous work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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  11. Cute cards, I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Hugs
    Danka
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  12. I'm again. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

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  13. Such a lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

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  14. This is such a lovely set of notecards. Thanks for sharing with us at Pearly Sparkles.

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  15. Such an adorable little batch of note cards :) Your choices of image and color is so inspiring :) Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Paper Funday Challenges ~ Fondly, Christi DT

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing project with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  17. Such a pretty trio of notecards. So beautifully done! Congrats, this entry was one of my top picks at my May Crafty Wednesday challenge! Thanks so much for joining in!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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