THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scripture Series: Let My Heart Be Sound Side Step Card---Hop on Over at Word Art Wednesday and Join our Inspirational Challenge!

It's another Wednesday morning and a brand new day to give thanks to our Almighty Father.  There's a lot of chaos happening all over the world these days including the recent meteorite that struck Russia.  You just have to look all around you, be willing to stop and observe and you'll know that our country and the rest of the world is turning away from the things of God and the word "tolerance" is  given a new meaning.  What used to be right is being branded as wrong and what is wrong, people promoting as right.  Modern living and liberal standards are being forced onto everyone by the combined efforts of entertainment, media and politics which promotes a way of living based on every individual's view of right or wrong, whichever is convenient, their environment or culture.  The notion that by allowing every man to decide on their actions and that their wrong decisions will not affect others is a dangerous ground to stand on. Why?  Because men aren't perfect! Those of us who have put our faith solely in what Jesus did on the Cross as our means of salvation and rely on the infallible Word of God for our daily living, need to pray for our country.  This is not the time to sleep...Awaken, Church of God!  We are here to be the "Salt and Light" of this world and to show forth "The Way."  The Bible says:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:13-16)

The free Word Art that is featured this week at Word Art Wednesday features Psalm 119:80, "Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed."  This is such a powerful verse that speak of diligently seeking the Word of God (day and night) that the Word of God will be written in our hearts and that the voice of the Holy Spirit ( Who always stands by the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross) will guide as as we walk our lives daily.  That we stay faithful to God's Word, no  matter what the cost.  For our hope is beyond what this world can offer...It is the life everlasting that awaits those that believe in Christ---our true inheritance---our true life!  Because of this, we share the Good News of the Gospel (salvation through faith in Christ) for we know that the time is drawing near.

So, here is my Card.  The cute "Music Man" image is from Digi Darla who happens to be one of our sponsors this week together with Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps.  The "Ivy Window" is an image from Make It Crafty and I colored both with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir Markers.  I inked the window using Tim Holtz "Tea Dye"Distress Ink to achieve some depth, added some Lime Green glitter (Stickles) to the vine in that window and yellow glitters to the flower beside the Music Man.  I used a couple of embossing folders (from Sizzix-Tim Holtz Alterations and Paper Studio) for  accent on the step panels.  I stamped and cut the Music Player from Heidi Grace Designs.  I placed several gems on the card and the envelope-box.  I used an MS Punch to create that design  on the top panel of the window.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card.  I am very happy with the results. 


 LET MY HEART BE SOUND SIDE STEP CARD SIDE VIEW:


  LET MY HEART BE SOUND SIDE STEP CARD:


  LET MY HEART BE SOUND SIDE STEP CARD LAYERS:


 LET MY HEART BE SOUND SIDE STEP CARD WHEN FOLDED:


LET MY HEART BE SOUND SIDE STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

This card is entered into the following Challenges:


Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge---Favorite Color
Sweet Pea Stamps---Use a Digi
Digi Makeover---Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments---Fancy Folds/or Not square
Divas by Design---Fancy Folds
Crafty Bloggers Network---Anything Goes
Deep Ocean---Letter "B" (Blue's in my Card)
Oozak---Anything Goes/Fave Color Combo (I like Kraft/Green/Red/Grey)
QKR Stampede---Anything Goes (3/3)
TTCRD---Anything Goes
Sparkle and Glitter---All the Things I Love
Crafty Creations---Tic Tac toe (I chose Red, Distress (ink), Gems)
Love to Create---All That Glitters
Penny's Paper-Crafty---Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy---Use a Hat
Papertake Weekly---Buttons and/or Bling
Craft Your Passion---All That Glitters
Here Comes the Boys---Lots of Layers
My time to Craft---Men Only
Totally Gorjuss---For the Men

Lastly, make sure to join us at WAW Challenge.  Lots of prizes to be won from our wonderful sponsors.  Use our free Word Art and link it to our Challenge or link other projects (up to 5 projects) that are family friendly with uplifting message for more chances to win.  Okay folks, this is all I have for today and always remember to keep God's Word and promises in your heart, as an armor, ready when you need it for battle.  Much love to y'all!

30 comments:

  1. What a super cool step card! I love all the textures and layers, and the scene you created. It reminds me a little of the scene from Say Anything. Thanks for sharing with us at The Corrosive Challenge.

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  2. Wow what a stunning card ,love the image and scene you have created and your colouring is beautiful

    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

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  3. A stunning creation, very well done! Good luck in the draw
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
    Beate
    CSD GDT

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  4. Like the saxophone player side step card. Like your wonderful coloring & style of card. Thank you for entering PDE Hat challenge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT

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  5. Great card, love the layout & scene you have created!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  6. Wow what an amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    Pinky

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  7. Welcome to the "All that Glitters" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... Beautiful card with amazing details! I really enjoy inspecting all the work you have put into your card!
    Good luck Jo Ann - see you next week??

    ~ginny
    CYP Design Team
    Personal blog: RubberMAD
    http://ggetty.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gorgeous card! Love the layout and scene you created! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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  9. Gorgeous card, so rich in colors and the scene is great. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. Gorgeous card and powerful sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

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  11. What a fabulous card, brilliant design!!
    Thanks so much for joining us @ Deep Ocean this challenge, Love,melly. xxx

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  12. Awesome card with great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our "Rainbow Bright" challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

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  13. Fabulous card, Jo Ann. Love your design, and the colours you have chosen.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  14. WOW! The amount of detail on this card is just amazing!!! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations!!!

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  15. I like the new blog look, JoAnn! Your cards are always so beautiful and I'm grateful to God for sending you into my life. Thanks for being a constant source of blessing and encouragement to me. Hope you're having an extra blessed week!
    Karen

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  16. What a beautiful card and I love how you used glitter on the bushes. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our All That Glitters Challenge.

    Anita
    Craft Your Passion DT

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love how you added the sparkle on the vine! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

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  18. Wow, amazing creation, everything about it is just perfect and wonderful sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous. I ditto what everyone else has said about your project. I love the colors, sentiment and overall execution. Thanks for playing along with us at PDE.

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  20. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments...And good luck..

    Caz CSD DT xx

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  21. Your card, its embellies, the coloring..all AMAZING! Thank you so much for joining us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  22. Beautifully Stunning! Just fantastic! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina LTC Team

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  23. Hi Jo-Ann
    Very beautifully quotes from the Bible you wrote. Thank you.
    Your Gorgeous stair card like it very much. Every detail Do you succeeded wonderful.
    Thank you for your dear comment on my blog.

    I wish you a blessed one week - Carmen :)

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  24. Beautiful - love the colours and the way you've put it together.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  25. Beautiful creation. I love the scene you create.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    hugs Anke

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  26. This is a super card, love everything about it. Thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys
    Lisa x

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  27. what great details! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick and good luck in the challenge.

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  28. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the “Use a Digi” Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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  29. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Here Come The Boys, Good Luck with the Challenge Woo xx

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  30. Absolutely brilliant.Thank you joining us at Here Come The Boys, Good Luck with the Challenge

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