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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Scripture Series: Possible with God Easel Card---It's Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

 Hello there, Crafty Peeps!  This post is very late but there's still a few days left to join  our current Word Art Wednesday (WAW) Challenge.  You can use the Scripture Word Art that you can download for free from the WAW site.  You may use it in your projects you link to our Challenge (not mandatory) or as a wonderful inspirational message for your projects.  I have featured it in my card today and it comes from Luke 18:27 which says, "And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." 
This is such a profound scripture that tells us how there's still hope at the end of man's abilities.  When we have done everything humanly possible to no avail, we can trust God for the impossible!  But as a believer in Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), I'm learning to entrust God both the possible and the impossible.  That simply means that in every situation I encounter in life, I rely upon Him from the very beginning instead of my last resort.  

Our Father in heaven does not want us to walk this earthly life alone.  We are supposed to be in total dependence on Him every step of the way.  It's impossible for us to achieve anything on our own efforts for in reality, none of us have any control over our own lives.  We'd like to think so but no---God is the very breath that keeps us alive in this earthly existence.  Job 12:10 clearly tells us, "In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."  So left alone in our fallen state (in Adam's rebellious and Sinful nature), we will never understand and appreciate the realm of the impossible where God dwells and operates. It's is accessible through "faith" alone in the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ at the Cross.

Just like the rich young ruler that asked Jesus, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" in Luke 18:18-30, we are all aware that this life would be over.  Sooner or later, we would face eternity (no matter how many denied such existence).  Upon hearing Jesus' response, he became very sad because it would mean letting go of his wealth (which was his idol) to follow Christ.  Sad to say but we have the same reaction to this day.  Though it may be in different forms, we are all guilty of idolatry which hindered us from following Jesus.  Many times, we think that the things of God are extremely difficult to accomplish and I can say there's truth to that matter. It's truly impossible to do it on our own but if we allow God to take over our lives and use us for His divine purpose, we can walk and achieve the impossible.  For it is no longer us working but Jesus Christ in us!  
I would like to share My Life Application Bible's explanation about our highlighted verse today for it surely blessed me.  It says, "Peter and other disciples had paid a high price---leaving their homes and jobs---to follow Jesus.  But Jesus reminded Peter that following him has its benefits as well as its sacrifices.  Any believer who has had to give up something to follow Christ will be repaid in this life as well as in the next.  For example, if you must give up a secure job, you will find that God offers a secure relationship with Himself now and forever.  If you must give up your family's approval, you will gain the love of the family of God.  The disciples had begun to pay the price of following Jesus, and Jesus said they would be rewarded.  Don't dwell on what you have have given up; think about what you have gained and give thanks for it.  You can never outgive God."

For this Card, I used a Stamping Bella image called "Planty Dandy" that I watercolor using Distress Inks.  The base is Kraft CS, cut and score to make a 5.5 inches square easel design. The DP's are from Paper Studio, the leaves are punched by Fiskars punch and the rose is from Recollections.  I added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the leaves and I ran several panels for some wonderful stitching to enhance this project.  Love the result!



This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Alphabet---D is for Die-Cuts
Cut It Up---Out in the Country
Little Red Wagon---With a Little Help from our Friends
Simon Says---Layer It Up
Paper Funday---ATG/Family
A Place to Start---ATG/Lilies/Lace
Double Trouble---Let's Brown Bag It
Incy Wincy---Die-Cuts and/or Punch

There you have it, folks!  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 each week.  Wonderful prize to be won from our great sponsor---Lawn Fawn ($20 GC).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the peace of the Lord overtake you today.  Nothing is impossible with Him!   

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  1. That's such an adorable image! What a fancy lion! This is a very pretty easel card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cut it Up!


  2. I'm back wearing a different DT Hat to say thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Admin for Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges

  3. What a beautiful card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  5. Love the bold colours that you paired with Kraft and the easel card is terrific. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  6. Pretty easel card. Thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge, Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy.

  7. What a gorgeous creation Jo Ann - that verse is beautifully illustrated

  8. Such a super card and envelope box! The layers and papers and images all work so wonderfully well. Such a fabulous verse and reminder too.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  9. What a lovely Easel card I love Easel card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck in the draw

  10. Beautiful easel card and the assortment of papers is so complimentary to the pretty watercolored floral... beautiful card. Thank you for meeting our challenge at Double Trouble "Let's Brown Bag It" using Paper Bag or Kraft on your project. You have also met the requirement "Spots and/or Stripes" at Crafter's Cafe. To earn an additional chance on our DTC random draw prize share your project at Crafter's Cafe
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  11. Very pretty fun fold card! Great layering with the layers. Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  12. Wonderful Easel card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Flowers and Lace" challenge

  13. Fabulous easel card - love all your layers.

    Thanks for joining us at the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. Awww . . . cute! Such a fun shape/technique for the card and I love the different papers you used! Thanks for playing with Cut It Up Challenge.

  15. Fabulous project, Jo Ann! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!



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