Hi there, Crafty friends! First of all, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and an advance BLESSED NEW YEAR to all. It's time for our Annual Blog Hop at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) which will go on for two weeks. Today's Scripture Word Art comes from Psalm 65:11 which says, "Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness." Download this free Scripture Word Art at WAW, use it for your projects (not mandatory) and don't forget to link them to our Challenge. Then follow the Blog hop order for a chance to win the awesome prizes our DT's are giving away in their post. You can find the complete details below. Some of our DT's featured our highlighted verse in their projects while some of us (including myself) decided to highlight a great sentiment from one of our sponsors, Stamp Simply, for my card sample below.
Like David who wrote Psalm 65, we are to acknowledge from whom our blessings flow. James 1:17 clearly conveys to us, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." Before Adam's Fall, we have nothing but blessings from God and everything He created. God spoke and everything came to life, There's something special with humanity for He formed us with His hands and breathe unto us His breath of life (Genesis 2:7). We were made according to His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). No sin, death, sickness, diseases, pain and suffering. But even after the first man failed that plunged us all into darkness and separation from God, God still clothed Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21). A sacrifice needed to be made in order to cover our nakedness/shame. Even in our disobedience, God showed great love to the mankind He created. But in the fullness of time, God's ultimate and matchless sacrifice was given and revealed to this world when He allowed His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, to be born in the flesh and placed upon Him the sins of the world. That in His death, burial and resurrection, anyone who believed in Him would live free of the Sin that would have otherwise enslave and torment us for all eternity. He knew before creation that this would happen and yet He chose to create and give us life so that when we come to Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), we would be reunited with Him forever. If we believe in what Christ has done for us and our faith is solely focused on Him, God lives in us and we in Him. The inheritance of Christ is every believer's inheritance and we shall live forever in our Lord's presence. As John 3:16 tells us, “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life."
As we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus this season, let us be thankful and hopeful for the coming year. Our God is in control and there's nothing that happens that He didn't plan for. Hang on to every promises He made in His Word knowing that our life and eternal well-being depends on it. We have access to the presence of God at all times because of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is God with us and in us. In the time of David, he used nature to describe God's abundant love and blessings to His people. A comment from My Life Application Bible says this about Psalm 65:6-13, "This harvest psalm glorifies God the Creator as reflected in the beauty of nature. Nature helps us understand something of God's character. The Jews believed that God's care of nature was a sign of His love and provision for them. Nature shows God's generosity---giving us more than we need or deserve. Understanding God's abundant generosity should make us grateful to God and generous to others." This is so true every time we take the time to look at nature, it always reveals the glory, greatness and love of God for mankind. Yet we have so much more to be grateful to God for in this New Testament era. For along with nature, we have the most personal revelation of God's fullness to mankind. We see Him in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who love us and gave His life for us. All glory to His Name!
For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Uptown Girl Lucille Sends Her Love" that I watercolored using my Stabilo 68 markers. The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square shape. The DP's are from Paper Studio, the flowers that I layered are from Prima and the brads are from Recollections. I used Nestabilities for the Lacy Oval Frame. I added some glitters from Stickles (Crystal) on the flowers as well as fancy and regular stitching all over this creation. The beautiful sentiment is of course from Stamp Simply from the set called "Pretty Poppies." I really love the finished result.
DREAM SMILE BELIEVE CARD
DREAM SMILE BELIEVE CARD LAYERS
DREAM SMILE BELIEVE CARD SIDE VIEW
DREAM SMILE BELIEVE CARD INSIDE
DREAM SMILE BELIEVE CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Okay everyone, here's the ORDER OF THE BLOG HOP:
Welcome to my Blog, your second stop in the WAW Blog Hop! We have many fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors, Stamp Simply and Tonic Studios.
To be eligible to win the Stamp Simply prize ($25 GC) to their store, just enter your art in our WAW gallery as usual. The winner of this prize will be selected by random draw from our entries.
To be eligible to win the prizes from Tonic Studios and other goodies, simply leave a comment on each Designer Team's blog to be eligible for their specific prizes. When you completed the Blog Hop, leave a comment at Word Art Wednesday (your final stop on the Hop) saying that you've completed the Hop.
Here's my prize for the Blog Hop...Tonic Studios Stamp and Dies Set!
Passion for Markers---Use Die-Cut and Markers
Tuesday Morning Sketches---ATG
A Place to Start---ATG/Happy Holidays
Dragonfly Dreams---Anything But Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty---ATG
Stamping Sensations---Anything Stamped/Winter Wonderland
We Love Stamping---I Love People Themed Stamp.
Gem of a Craft---ATG
Allsorts---ATG/O Christmas Tree
A Perfect Time---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG/CAS Christmas Cards
Happy Little Stampers---ATG with Die
Happy Little Stamplers---Watercolor
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Inspired by a Song
The Creative Crafters---ATG
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
Time to go, everyone! Please make sure to visit us at WAW and link up the projects you make out of our free Word Art although not mandatory. You can link up any inspiring, uplifting, family-friendly projects, up to 5 each week. Our wonderful sponsors this week are Stamp Simply ($25 GC) and Tonic Studios (prize packs) . So, join our Blog Hop and show us your wonderful projects. Enjoy the holidays with your family. Always remember that God is in control and we can trust in His protection always. Our part is to pray without ceasing and act upon His Word.
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